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US Seeks to Interdict North Korean Shipping

OTTAWA-It's a bit of Olympic détente, a case of sports diplomacy that has eased nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. The official said Canada never got to the "juncture" of inviting China to the actual summit because there was an awareness that Chinese views on the way to move forward are different than those in North America. Read More »

President Moon: Trump open to dialogue with North Korea

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He added that he saw a lot a of good energy. The paper reported that Trump did not give any inkling if the two bitter rivals have had established any contacts as of yet. invasion. The call also came a few days after Seoul and Washington agreed to delay their annual military manoeuvers until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in February, a decision which has led to this moment of rapprochement between the two Koreas. Read More »

Trump Admin Okays First Medicaid Work Requirement

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Kentucky is the first state to force some Medicaid recipients to work or get job training . One of those states was Arkansas. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a work-search requirement passed a year ago by the Republican-controlled state Legislature. Read More »

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

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Last month's arrivals of unwrought copper, which includes anode, refined, and semi-finished copper products stood at 450,000 tonnes, according to Reuters calculations based on customs data released on Friday. Economists had expected China's trade surplus to have narrowed to $37 billion in December from November's $40.21 billion. The investigation, based on the rarely-used Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, could be a precursor to retaliatory USA policies such as hefty tariffs on Chinese ... Read More »

Clashes with Israel wound over 200 Palestinians

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Forty-six Palestinians sustained light and moderate wounds by Israeli army gunfire on Friday during clashes in the West Bank and Gaza , the Palestinian health ministry said. Palestinians and rights groups have criticized Israel for using excessive force against Palestinian protesters. While welcomed in Israel, Trump's declaration was met with anger by Palestinians, with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas saying the U.S. Read More »

Trump lawyer arranged hush money payment to porn star

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As the Wall Street Journal reported , Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen paid actress Stephanie Clifford , whose stage name was Stormy Daniels , a sum of $130,000 in October 2016. Both Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels are denying reports of a "hush money" payoff. Davidson declined to comment on the story, citing "attorney-client privilege". Read More »

Manafort sues over Russian Federation probe, claiming Mueller exceeded authority

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He argues that a paragraph in Rosenstein's order appointing Mueller, which allows him to pursue new matters he comes across during his investigation, is too broad to be permitted under the regulation that governs special counsels. Manafort, along with his longtime business partner Rick Gates , were formally charged on 30 October in an indictment that cited detailed evidence of money movements through overseas shell companies and the purchase of properties in NY and elsewhere. Read More »

'Snowflake' protest against Trump fizzles out

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Fans milled around in a cold drizzle outside the stadium in downtown Atlanta before Monday night's College Football Playoff title game , but there were no anti-Trump protesters in sight. Richard Rose , the President of the NAACP's Atlanta chapter, told Fox News the protests are partially a result of the President's decision to open Georgia's coastal waters to offshore drilling development. Read More »

Texas father charged with murder in death of 3-year-old girl

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Dallas County court records show Wesley Mathews , 37, also faces charges of abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. Wesley Mathews , who was arrested in October previous year after he changed his story about her disappearance, was initially charged with injury to a child will now also face a murder charge after the autopsy of his adopted daughter Sherin revealed she died from "homicidal violence" . Read More »

Exploratory coalition talks between Germany's major parties end ahead of crucial decision

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Berlin's partners are awaiting a new government to help propel Brexit talks, euro zone reform and European Union diplomatic initiatives. After more than 15 hours of talks and still no agreement in sight between Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats, German media reported that the meetings could drag past the Thursday, January 11 deadline into Friday, January 12. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning, ice/sleet and snow coming to Kentuckiana

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A moist, northwesterly flow over Colorado should continue to fuel snow showers in the mountain through Friday , according to the weather service. Nashville and Louisville saw freezing rain , while more than an inch of sleet accumulated in northern MS, western Kentucky, parts of Arkansas and parts of Louisiana. Read More »

Quinn to defend Steve Bannon in Fire and Fury claims

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Besides Bannon, he said those witnesses would include Trump's daughter Ivanka. Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has faced criticism for his background overseeing Breitbart News , with Democrats touting numerous racially tinged and misogynistic headlines that went up under his watch. Read More »

Cindy Crawford Re-Creates an Ad 26 Years Later

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She climbs out of her red sports auto, wearing jean cut-offs and a white tank top, saunters over to a vending machine , pulls a quarter out of her pocket, and buys a cold Pepsi. She said her model daughter, Kaia Gerber , felt a little left out that her brother got to be in the commercial. She's even seen women channel the ad for an easy Halloween costume. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sues Buzzfeed for Publishing Steele Dossier

Grassley "would welcome Mr. Simpson's testimony before a public hearing", Foy added. Steele ultimately broke off with the Federal Bureau of Investigation shortly before the election because he was concerned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation wasn't handling the issue as he believed it ought have been. Read More »

Bangladeshi immigrant indicted in failed pipe bombing at Port Authority

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Ullah was scheduled for arraignment Thursday. The 27-year-old Bangladeshi migrant made his first physical appearance in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, reports the NBC News. Ullah migrated from Bangladesh some six years ago on a family visa. And she said he needed some of the dressing on his wounds changed. Prosecutors went over what sort of evidence they intend to present, including photographs of the scene, Ullah's statements to authorities after his arrest, fingerprints and the ... Read More »

Foreign Minister to Attend International Meeting in Vancouver

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Both countries have denied the charges, but the reports have nonetheless put a spotlight on the importance of maritime trade and smuggling to the North Korean government's continued survival and weapons development. North Korea observed a six-week break in missile launches between September 15 and November 29, but the prospect of war with the US, which held a series of joint military drills with South Korea during that period, never stopped preoccupying the officials who spoke with ... Read More »

Education cap issue: Army evolving better system, says Rawat

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He, however, hastened to add that India is also seeking support from other countries in the region so that it is not isolated. I think time has come for us to focus on the northern border. "Why are they taking risks?" So we felt why not send better quality equipment for our own jawans - better jackets and helmets. There is thinning happening, a large amount of troops have gone out (from the time of the face-off) but Chinese tents, observation posts, storage shelters and structures remain there. Read More »

Mexico private sector says open to talks on NAFTA auto rules

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On NAFTA , Freeland said she remains optimistic that a deal can be reached. According to Bloomberg, White House official will only say there's been no change in the president's position on NAFTA. "It's a way of putting more pressure on the other two parties to get them to negotiate, in his mind to get them to come around to his way of thinking", explained Anderson. Read More »

Interior proposes opening huge swath of Atlantic to drilling

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With President Trump, we will be the strongest superpower because we have the means, "he said ". "We have to explore new technologies for wind and wave power and remove obstacles that stand in the way of clean energy", Tittel said. He also urged the Trump administration earlier this year to eliminate a national monument designation in his state. "This is a draft program", Zinke told reporters during a conference call . Read More »

Theresa May to appoint 'Cabinet minister for no deal Brexit' in reshuffle

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Leading figures such as Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Finance Minister Philip Hammond and Brexit Secretary David Davis are expected to stay in their roles. After starting the two-year withdrawal process in March last year, Britain struck a deal in December on the financial settlement with Brussels, as well as on expatriate rights and the Irish border. Read More »

Abe kicks off six-nation European tour in Estonia

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Wednesday called for a "heartfelt apology" from Japan to the victims of wartime sex slavery, condemning a 2015 agreement as a "wrongful" solution. Japan thought that by striking this deal in 2015, it could put the past away and move forward. Tokyo says it should not be strong-armed into a form of "apology diplomacy". Read More »