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North and South Korea might construct first unified Olympic workforce ever

North and South Korea might construct first unified Olympic workforce ever The U.S. will dispatch more special operations troops to South Korea during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and conduct training in preparation for war with North Korea, the New York Times reported Sunday. "Frankly, I do not know what they meant by to "get prepared" since we do not have any channels to talk to the North Korean team". "And in order to keep the color and repertoire of the Sam... [Full Article...]

Same old tax-and-spend budget

Cuomo says instead of taxing income received by employees, the state would tax wages paid by employers to counter the loss of income deductibility. Cuomo noted that NY already sends $48 billion more every year to the federal government than the state gets back. [Full Article...]

U.S. media reports Steve Bannon subpoenaed by Mueller

U.S. media reports Steve Bannon subpoenaed by Mueller Bannon , who has been mostly quiet since the release of an incendiary book about President Donald Trump in which he figured prominently as a source, was seen arriving in Congress for the hearing early Tuesday. Bannon was also one of the officials Trump Jr. emailed about his repeated contacts with WikiLeaks in September 2016, according to documents obtained by The Atlantic . [Full Article...]

Twitter roasts Chris Paul, Rockets-Clippers postgame beef

Twitter roasts Chris Paul, Rockets-Clippers postgame beef The reunion was first scheduled to happen on December 22 at Houston, but Paul missed that game with a sore left adductor. Chris Paul reportedly led a search party through a secret passageway to get to the Clippers locker room . "That's the first time I heard police presence". The game was Paul's first back in Los Angeles after he was traded in the offseason. Blake - who had a 29-point n... [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria

Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's secretary general, that in the face of recent developments in Syria, Turkey will take all necessary measures to protect its national security. The Turkish leader also vowed to eliminate the Kurdish threat in northern Syria through an anticipated military campaign in Afrin. Both Damascus and Ankara oppose the coalition's proposed b... [Full Article...]

Myanmar plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees in two years

Myanmar plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees in two years The global community and rights groups have stressed that the Myanmar government must guarantee the "safe and voluntary" return of the refugees, and urged that worldwide organizations be allowed to participate. More than 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported among the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with a total of 32 deaths, including at least 24 children, said UNICEF. [Full Article...]

Threat of nuclear pact changes draws ire of Iran

Threat of nuclear pact changes draws ire of Iran Trump alleged that Iranian regime is the world's leading state sponsor of terror and enables Hezbollah, Hamas, and many other terrorists to sow chaos and kill innocent people. At least 21 people are believed to have died during the protests, and almost 4,000 people were arrested. Trump said he would work with European allies to remove so-called sunset clauses that allow Iran to gradually resume ... [Full Article...]

House Votes to Reauthorize FISA, Trump Causes Twitter Storm

House Votes to Reauthorize FISA, Trump Causes Twitter Storm Republicans have long raised concerns that the dossier, written by a British spy and funded in part by the Democratic National Committee, was used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as justification to secure a FISA warrant and monitor members of the Trump campaign over concerns of collusion with Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Music For Thought! A Playlist Inspired By Martin Luther King Jr

Music For Thought! A Playlist Inspired By Martin Luther King Jr Each year the Dr. King breakfast celebrates the country's accomplishments since the civil rights movement but also reflects on perceived setbacks. Asked Sunday by a reporter what he says to people who say he's a racist, the president responded : "No, no, I'm not a racist ". [Full Article...]

Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital However, Monday's attack is the most violent one the airport has witnessed so far, as gunmen attacked the air hub and the prison inside it, where hundreds of terrorists have been detained over the past few years. The force posted images of tanks deployed around the airport and confirmed that the situation was now under full control. There have been rival governments in Tripoli and the east s... [Full Article...]

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercepted flights; Doha denies claim

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercepted flights; Doha denies claim Sheikh Abdullah appears to be referring to Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who enjoys strong ties with Saudi Arabia's rulers. The authority said that it received a complaint today from the national carrier, and described the act as a flagrant and unsafe threat to the safety of civil aviation, as well as a blatant violation of worldwide laws and agreeme... [Full Article...]

Several injured after structure inside Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed

Several injured after structure inside Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed The injured are being treated at nearby hospitals in Jakarta. Indonesian security stand near the ruin of a structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia , Monday, Jan. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident at the tower in Sudirman district, which was built in 1995. Around a dozen injured people were carried out on stretchers, according to an eyewitnes... [Full Article...]

Two blasts rock Baghdad, Iraq, killing 38

Two blasts rock Baghdad, Iraq, killing 38 The attack also breached one of Baghdad's most secure areas, underscoring the urgency of what Iraqi and American officials have said is a crucial transition from combat to traditional counterterrorism, The Washington Post reports. The renewed violence follows the announcement of parliamentary elections to be held in May. Analysts have warned that IS would increasingly turn to such attacks ... [Full Article...]

British construction company Carillion started bankruptcy procedure

It has some contracts for building work for the news High Speed Rail project HS2 and projects in Qatar related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Alexandra Bailey, the council's Director for Property, Assets and Investment, said: "We expect school staff will be in work as normal today but if this doesn't happen we will provide school lunches to schools needing support and the fire service are on st... [Full Article...]

Pope says it's a sin if fear breeds hostility to migrants

Pope says it's a sin if fear breeds hostility to migrants Chile's church leadership for years had ignored complaints about Karadima's sexual abuse of minors and only took action after victims went public with their claims in 2010. Asked about the planned protests by Osorno parishioners during Francis' trip to Chile, Burke said the Vatican had "maximum respect" for their right to do so. [Full Article...]

Cruise boat shuttle catches fire, 50 rescued from Gulf of Mexico waters

Cruise boat shuttle catches fire, 50 rescued from Gulf of Mexico waters She was pronounced dead at 10:42 p.m. Sunday evening at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center. A hospital spokesperson tells the Associated Press about 14 people were injured. Conover said the woman had gone home following the fire but came to the hospital after getting ill. Santangelo said he took around 30 people to his garage where they could feel warm. [Full Article...]

Nigeria summons United States ambassador over Trump comments - foreign minister

South Africa's foreign ministry called the remarks, which sources said Trump made earlier this week during a meeting on immigration legislation, "crude and offensive" and said Trump's subsequent denial was not categorical. "We had a very awesome and productive conversation", LeVell said. Trump also said he was "ready, willing and able" to reach a deal to protect illegal immigrants brought to the U... [Full Article...]

Toronto police say hijab-cutting attack on girl never happened

Toronto police say hijab-cutting attack on girl never happened An 11-year-old girl's report last week that a man tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school didn't occur, Toronto police said Monday. The report that a stranger had cut up a Scarborough schoolgirl's hijab with scissors sparked universal condemnation from political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said he couldn't imagine how afraid she must have been and assured her... [Full Article...]

Georgia firefighters catch children dropped from burning building

Georgia firefighters catch children dropped from burning building With more family on the balcony, Ragland started to come down the ladder with an older child, and saw another firefighter, Capt. Scott Stroup, standing down bellow. Other firefighters caught babies too, including Captain Jackie Peckrul, who told Fox 5 she recalled thinking "Lord, let me catch this baby", as parents tossed a blanket-wrapped infant toward her. [Full Article...]

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: SA take 118-run lead

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: SA take 118-run lead We don't get too disheartened that this didn't happen. Meanwhile, India let their third chance down, this time Parthiv Patel dropping the South African captain. Say what you will, and there is a bit to be said, about Virat Kohli's technical and mental errors on pitches with pace and movement, but it is equally his mental strength that he doesn't let this bridge bother the rest of his walk. [Full Article...]


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