Despite the North's expressed lack of interest in meeting with Pence, the New York Times reported on February 6 that while speaking to reporters in Alaska during a stopover on his way to Japan and South Korea , the vice president did not rule out contact with North Korean officials when he attends the Olympics, saying, "I have not requested a meeting, but we'll see what happens".
The verdict could bar 72-year-old Zia from running in the general elections as the country's constitution prohibits a convicted person sentenced to over two years from participating. Khaleda Zia denies misusing worldwide funds donated to a charitable children's trust and said the charges against her are politically motivated. Many private schools declared a holiday in anticipation of the verdict, while several ride-hailing services suspended operations for the day.
The ensuing crash early Sunday killed two people and injured more than 100 passengers. The train collision in Cayce early Sunday morning resulted in the deaths of two Amtrak employees . A handful of the nation's 27 commuter railroads have already received extensions past the December 31 deadline, and more extensions are expected, according to Randy Clarke of the American Public Transportation Association.
British media personality Piers Morgan also wrote about the remark , sarcastically saying, "Mankind ended last night". Australian columnist Rita Panahi called him the "Kim Kardashian of political leaders; an all-style, no-substance himbo with all the depth of a puddle".
Centcom announced that US-led coalition forces in Syria opened fire at pro-Syrian government forces "in defense" of Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters. Iranian forces are known to be deployed in the area, as are some Russians, either of whom might be labeled as "pro-Assad" by the USA government, but the attacking of which could have substantial ramifications.
Trump called Democrats " treasonous " for not clapping during his State of the Union address . Whitehouse's comments followed Trump's assertion that the cold reception he got from Democrats last week was " un-American " and might well be called " treasonous ".