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Ministers to discuss more pressure on N.Korea

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It is now nearly certain that we will see North Korean athletes competing in the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea next month, and we may witness something similar to the scenes at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, when athletes from both sides of the 38th Parallel marched under one "Korean Peninsula" banner in identical uniforms at the opening ceremony. Read More »

At least 17 killed in California mudslides

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Asked whether people did not take the threat seriously, Brown said , "There certainly were some people who did refuse to evacuate and chose to stay in their homes, but there were many that did evacuate the area and were safe as a result of that". Read More »

China's December imports growth weakest in a year, exports beat forecast

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However, Kujis of Oxford Economics believes import growth will only soften moderately this year, as the Chinese government has been careful not to let its tightening measures deal blows to the economy. The world's second-largest economy had a surplus of $25.55 billion in December, data showed, compared to $27.87 billion in November. Compared to 2016, it said trade between the two nations fell by 10.5% previous year. Read More »

After reported "sh*thole countries" comment, Trump denies "language used"

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Two sources told Reuters that Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries". Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), one of the lawmakers present for the immigration meeting with the president, condemned Trump's "hate-filled, vile, and racist" comments, adding that he had not seen any reports in the press that were "inaccurate". Read More »

Trump's Clueless Slap at Libel Laws

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Mr Trump immediately branded the book a "boring and untruthful" and lashed out at Mr Wolff on Twitter, calling him a "total loser" and also criticising former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon who spoke to Mr Wolff for the book. "Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad [expletive], and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately". Read More »

Kentucky becomes first state to receive approval for Medicaid wo

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Rep. Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park, introduced a bill that would have required all Medicaid beneficiaries who are part of the state's "managed medical assistance" program to adhere to the same work requirements that now apply to families who receive temporary cash assistance. Read More »

Tiger Zinda Hai: Anjana Om Kashyap asks Salman Khan how she performed in the film; see what the actor replied

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Film and trade expert Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest figures of the Box Office collection of Tiger Zinda Hai . It goes without saying that Salman has given a great start to this year. Tiger Zinda Hai opened big at the ticket window earning Rs 34 crore approximately on Friday (December 22). The movie is Salman's 12th consecutive Rs 100-crore film and his fifth film to enter Rs 200-crore club. Read More »

AG Candidate Robbed While Taking Promotional Photos

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The Tribune reported that the robbery happened about 3:30 p.m.in the 4600 block of North Albana Avenue. One of the men flashed a handgun and demanded the camera equipment and other personal belongings from the team, according to police . Read More »

Jets that lost the game against the Patriots

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The touchdown catch by Lewis was his second touchdown of the game after he had a rushing touchdown in the first quarter to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead. Tailback Dion Lewis was productive, and the New England defense took advantage of the deficiencies of Jets quarterback Bryce Petty and the NY offense. Read More »

USA ambassador to Panama resigns, says can not serve Trump

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The U.S. State Department confirmed Feeley's departure from the post, saying that he chose to "retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this year", according to Reuters . Trump denies the claims. He tweeted: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". Read More »

Clashes with Israel wound over 200 Palestinians

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Following this decision, the European Union called on Israel on Thursday, to reconsider its plans to build new homes in the West Bank, recalling that any settlement activity is "illegal" and likely to undermine the viability of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More »

Marin County health officials report 127 positive flu tests and one death

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We have more than 1,000 people that have tested positive for influenza, and we also have fifteen deaths so far in CT. The deaths have occurred in all regions of the state and the average age was 85. According to CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, "While our flu vaccines are far from flawless, they are the best way to prevent getting sick from the flu, and it is not too late to get one". Read More »

Carolina LB Davis announces retirement following 2018 season

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He told NFL.com Friday he will retire when the season is over. "Like, 'This is how long they want me here for, this is how much time I have to dedicate to this organization to try to win the Super Bowl'". Sandwiched around that honour were All-Pro honours in 2013 and 2015. He has 1,015 career tackles, 28 sacks, 13 interceptions, 18 forced fumbles and 9 fumble recoveries. Read More »

Dreamers Protection Has To Come With Border Wall

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After Tuesday's meeting, many legislators said that Trump signaled a willingness to back away from what some envision as a 2,000-mile continuous wall between the US and Mexico . Immigration hardliner Senator Tom Cotton, a Trump ally, called the proposal "a joke", saying it didn't go far enough in particular to end immigration family preferences. Read More »

Trump's Statement On Canceled London Visit Is Full Of Falsehoods

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Mr Trump tweeted that he thought the embassy's move from upmarket Grosvenor Square in Mayfair to Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a "bad deal". Namely, a trip to London could have done further damage to the president's public image. "It seems he's finally got the message". "We will not allow US-UK relations to be endangered by some puffed-up, pompous popinjay in City Hall", Johnson tweeted. Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Rihanna's Cousin's Murder

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Sharing a few photos taken with her cousin whom she saw just the day before, the singer ended her message with the hashtag #endgunviolence. Rih also called for an end to gun violence around the world. Love you always man! Alleyne's murder was the last murder recorded for Barbados for 2017 and it brought the year's total to 30. Alleyne was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by a private vehicle, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Read More »

China's Li Haotong helps Team Asia lead in Eurasia Cup

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Experienced Englishman Paul Casey and France's Alex Levy are Bjorn's two wildcard picks against an Asian side led by three-time European Tour victor Arjun Atwal of India. However, Hideto Tanihara and 18-year-old Phachara Khongwatmai put Asia back in front with a 2-up victory over Alex Noren and Paul Dunne , leaving it to Cabrera-Bello and Wiesberger to ensure the champions headed into the weekend on level terms. Read More »

Northam requests Virginia exemption from Trump's offshore drilling plan

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Almost every governor of states on the East and West coasts have demanded to be exempted from the proposal after Zinke granted an exemption to Florida this week over economic and environmental concerns following a meeting with Gov. "The Trump administration, through their decision on Florida, has admitted that offshore drilling is a threat to coastal economies and tourism", Cooper said in a statement. Read More »

Super Bowl protests won't be ignored, NBC says

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Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, according to the game's executive producer. NBC has less than 10 ad spots left to sell a little less than a month ahead of Super Bowl 52, the network says. "I think there are a lot of factors and to pin it on one thing I think is erroneous", said Gaudelli at the meeting, via Variety . If your team isn't having the season you'd hoped they have, if the weather is bad... Read More »

Paul Ryan calls Trump's "sh*thole" comment "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful"

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It's clear that President Trump's remarks regarding "sh*thole countries" are, like his comments made shortly after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, not going away. My family, like a whole lot of people, came from Ireland and worked the railroads", Ryan said. "The Irish were really looked down upon back in those days", said Ryan. Read More »

LA man suspected in 'Call of Duty' 'swatting' death waives extradition right

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The hoax, known as " swatting ", involves making a false emergency call in an effort to get a SWAT team to respond. Officer Paul Cruz, a spokesman for the Wichita police, said the two city police departments are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the case, but provided no further details including on possible charges or extradition. Read More »

Mega Millions Jackpot Winner: 20-Year-Old Takes $281M Lump Sum

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Lottery officials told the Tampa Bay Times that the money will be paid to a trust, set up with Missler as the managing member, called "Secret 007, LLC", which is definitely a name that a 20-year-old would come up with. The jackpot is the fourth-largest in Mega Millions history, and Missler is the sole victor. With a new source of income, he "retired" from his job at a background screening company. Read More »

Bannon to Testify Before House Intelligence Committee Next Week

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He will also no longer host its satellite-radio program. In an article on Breitbart News , the site announced that "Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition". Bannon's departure was forced by his onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer . He has stepped down , but that nearly certainly means he was allowed to do so rather than be forcibly removed by Rebekah Mercer and the Breitbart family that own and control the site. Read More »

Tunisian government hopes that days of food protests are subsiding

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The UN says it is concerned about the number of arrests during anti-government protests in Tunisia . Authorities said Friday the number of people detained in the wave of violent protests had risen to almost 800, after a provincial town was hit by a night of unrest over the austerity measures. Read More »

Zuma and President Kenyatta meet to discuss politics and business

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President Zuma announced that he would host President Kenyatta for a State visit latter this year. Kenyatta said the meeting included talks on working together "for the mutual prosperity of our people" and improving connectivity on the African continent, which he said was critical to industrial development. Read More »

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Courtney Act Perfectly Explains First Dates

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Yesterday, usually mild-mannered Amanda Barrie snapped and accused India of "playing the victim", while India was nominated by SIX housemates this week. "But I've put everything aside and I just feel like, you're the person, I don't know if I'm allowed to say this, I feel like we have the least in common". Read More »

Georgia Senator says he 'does not recall' President's controversial comment

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Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., whom Durbin said voiced objections to Trump's comments during the meeting, did not dispute the reported remarks in a statement Friday. And through Thursday night, Trump never denied making the comments, despite tweeting on several other topics. The White House has not disputed reports that Trump complained about immigrants from "shithole" countries during the meeting. Read More »

Tom Brady refutes ESPN report during radio interview

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Quarterback Tom Brady said to be at the heart of a split involving Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft as well. But Brady disputed Wickersham's account during his weekly chat Tuesday on WEEI's "Kirk & Callahan" show. Read More »

Olympic detente eases North Korean tensions

One of the options to be discussed, he said, would be naval interdiction to stop North Korean smuggling. As such, North Korea's neighbors China and Russian Federation are not invited, and many have questioned the utility of a conference where such influential regional players are absent. Read More »