Monthly Archives: January 2017

Report: Former UN chief Ban won’t run for S.Korea presidency

A news report says former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared that he won’t run for South Korea’s presidency. Continue reading

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor to marry firefighter who saved her

When Roseann Sdoia was laid up with an amputated leg in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, love was the last thing on her mind. Continue reading

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Tunisian ISIS suspect arrested over attack plot in Germany

Authorities have raided dozens of locations in western Germany and arrested a Tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the Islamic State group and rounding up supporters to carry out an attack in Germany. Continue reading

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Israel announces plan to build 3,000 homes in West Bank settlements, report says

Israel announced plans Tuesday to build 3,000 more settlement homes in the West Bank settlements, Reuters reported, marking the third time the country announced similar plans since President Trump was sworn in. Continue reading

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Body of Ivy League student reported missing found near New Hampshire river

Police have recovered the body of a missing Dartmouth College student in a river near the campus. Continue reading

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Israeli forces brace for evacuation of West Bank outpost

Israeli forces and West Bank settlers are bracing for the looming evacuation of a settlement outpost slated for demolition. Continue reading

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Senator: Army Corp told to approve Dakota pipeline easement

The Acting Secretary of the Army has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with an easement necessary to complete the Dakota Access pipeline, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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US watchdog offers bleak statistics for Afghan progress

A U.S. watchdog has issued a bleak report, its first to the Trump administration, saying the Afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are declining and that drug production is on the rise while eradication is down. Continue reading

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Philippine communist rebels to end unilateral cease-fire

Philippine communist rebels say they are terminating their unilateral cease-fire after accusing the government of failing to release all political prisoners and encroaching on rebel-held areas. Continue reading

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At a Pyongyang car dealership, only the logos are local

Salespeople at Pyongyang’s premier car dealership wait patiently beside racks of glossy brochures in a showroom filled with that unmistakable new car smell from a couple dozen Whistle sedans and Cuckoo SUVs — all bearing the distinctive, double-pigeon logo of Pyonghwa Motors, North Korea’s only passenger car company. Continue reading

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Mystery over Chinese tycoon’s disappearance from Hong Kong

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a Chinese billionaire reportedly taken away from his Hong Kong hotel by mainland police, in a case that has parallels with last year’s disappearances of five booksellers. Continue reading

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China manufacturing activity in January close to 2-year high

A survey shows Chinese manufacturing expanded in January at close to its fastest pace in two years. Continue reading

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New Zealand’s new leader sets September date for election

New Zealand’s recently appointed Prime Minister Bill English announced the country will hold its national election on Sept. 23 in what will become a test of his popularity following the surprise December resignation of former leader John Key. Continue reading

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Board: LAPD didn’t use force in woman’s in-custody death

A civilian police oversight board has found there was no force used against a black woman who officials say killed herself while in Los Angeles police custody. Continue reading

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A look at some of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s notable opinions

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has been on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006. Continue reading

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Conservative Judge Gorsuch is Trump’s Supreme Court choice

President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America’s legal landscape for decades to come. Continue reading

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Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch skeptical of gov’t regulations

Neil Gorsuch, named Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is known for his clear, colloquial writing, advocacy for court review of government regulations, defense of religious freedom and skepticism toward law enforcem… Continue reading

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20 ‘Vetted’ Muslim Refugees Who Turned to Terrorism After Being Allowed Into America

Originally posted on Muslim Statistics:
Put this into context: there has been no refugee Buddhists, Christians, Jews who turned to terrorism after being permitted entry into the United States. And that is pretty remarkable. If terrorism is a human issue and not a Muslim issue, figures would speak otherwise. The list of refugee terrorists unfortunately… Continue reading

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AP Source: Yates troubled that law disadvantaged Muslims

A person familiar with Sally Yates’ thinking says the former acting attorney general has told others she felt Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees appeared to favor Christians over Muslims and she was troubled by that. Continue reading

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US deports Colombian wanted in death of journalist

U.S. immigration officials say a Colombian man wanted in his home country in the fatal shooting of a journalist has been deported after being arrested in South Texas last year. Continue reading

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