- Politics HuffPost
The president's tweet pointed out good economic numbers, but ended with "Impeach the Pres."
- World Reuters
Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans "a great operation", state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea's most sacred mountain. In the photos released by state news agency KCNA, Kim is seen riding alone on a large white horse through snowy fields and woods on Mt Paektu, the spiritual homeland of the Kim dynasty. “His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” KCNA said.
- World Associated Press
Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between Turkish troops and Syrian government forces that have moved in to Kurdish-held areas in the northeast. The Kurdish administration invited the Syrian military in to shield it from the Turkish attack. A day ahead of a visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Ankara, tasked with negotiating out an end to the attack, the Kremlin said Erdogan had accepted an invitation by Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Russia "in coming days" to discuss Syria.
- Business Yahoo Style UK
The baby was delivered at 30 weeks weighing a tiny 1lb 5oz.
- U.S. Business Insider
Vietnam pulled Dreamworks' 'Abominable' movie because it used a map staking China's claim over the disputed South China Sea
Vietnam and China have overlapping claims to the South China Sea. People noted that "Abominable" showed China's claim, known as the "nine-dash line."
- World Reuters
Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have brought a more relaxed touch to one of the world's oldest monarchies, chatting in English with foreign visitors, laughing with children and even playing with dogs. Six months after formally ascending to the Chrysanthemum Throne, they appear to be fulfilling hopes they will make it more international and bring it closer to the lives of ordinary people. "Though the previous emperor and empress were seen as being close to the people, these two seem even closer.