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North Korea sends 'slaves' to Russian Federation to make money for regime

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In an act to rein in the North, the United States is preparing new sanctions on Chinese banks and firms doing business with Pyongyang possibly within weeks, two senior U.S. But they would stop short, at least for now, of the kind of broad "sectoral" sanctions Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, secured through unilateral and global action against Iran to pressure it into negotiations to curb its nuclear program. Read More »

Ed Sheeran's Appearance Of 'Game Of Thrones'

Here in the United Kingdom, the earliest you could have caught the first episode of GoT season 7 was on Sky Atlantic at 02:00 (BST) today, Monday July 17. While other fans wrote , "Am the only @ GameOfThrones fan that doesn't get to watch the premiere tonight cause HBO has been processing for hours..." On top of the viewers, the premiere of Game of Thrones was the most-tweeted about in the show's history. Read More »

Japan says this is a time to raise pressure on North Korea

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China does not want a flood of millions of hungry refugees coming over its northeast border if the Pyongyang regime collapses, and it certainly does not want the 28,000 USA troops now stationed in South Korea to be able to move all the way up the peninsula. Read More »

Police release text Texas teen sent before she was electrocuted in bathtub

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Coe, of New Mexico, reportedly texted an image of her phone charger plugged into an extension cord to a friend along with the message, "When you use [an] extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you're in the bath". Police said Madison was using her Samsung S6 Edge cellphone while bathing. They want the message to reach other teens, to urge them not to use their portable electronics near water. Read More »

Turkey Extends State of Emergency

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The move initiated by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was backed on Monday by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as well as the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). Under a state of emergency imposed by Erdogan in the wake of the failed coup, around 140,000 public employees - police, judges and teachers, among others - have been fired from their jobs on allegations of Gülenist ties. Read More »

Queen Confirm Details About Freddie Mercury Biopic

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Queen , now on tour with Adam Lambert , has announced that it will indeed rock us - on the big screen. Bohemian Rhapsody , the long-in-the-works movie about seminal British rock band Queen , is getting closer to a start. Robot Season 3, although there is no confirmation from USA Network on the show's air date. Malek told Entertainment Tonight in January that he plans on singing in the role. Read More »

North Korean defectors down as border tightened

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Word of the sanctions plan comes as USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley seeks to overcome resistance from China and Russian Federation to a UN Security Council resolution imposing stiffer global sanctions on Pyongyang. Analysts say the ICBM that was tested could reach Alaska. The current danger is not just limited to North Korea. Already there are signs that hardship is coming, with the price of one kilogram of rice soaring from Won5,000 (€33.53) two weeks ago to W6,000 ... Read More »

UN blames insurgents for record Afghan death toll

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That figure highlight the deteriorating security situation in the country, more 15 years after the US -led invasion that ousted the Taliban. That represents a 1 percent drop from previous year. These deaths and injuries represent 67 per cent of the total number of civilian casualties, with 43 per cent attributed to the Taliban, five per cent to Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), and the rest to unidentified attackers. Read More »

Qatar hits out at UAE over government websites 'hack'

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The Washington Post reported on Sunday that the UAE helped arrange the hacking . Qatar said it believed a media report citing us officials had revealed the responsibility of the United Arab Emirates in an alleged hack on its state news agency in late May which helped spark a diplomatic rift between Doha and its neighbors. Read More »

The White House is trying to kill the daily press briefing

On July 17, Trump, with vice president Mike Pence in tow, hosted a "Made in America" product showcase part of his administration's " Made in America Week ". "Unfortunately my ties are made in China and I will say this, the hats - "Make America Great Again" - I searched long and hard to find somebody that made the hats in this country", Trump told ABC News in June 2016. Read More »

Gas prices fall almost 8 cents in region

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The price for unleaded regular gas in MA ranges from $2.05 to $2.41 per gallon and in Rhode Island it ranges from $2.09 to $2.40 per gallon, so AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best price. Energy Information Administration predicts. The Florida and Jacksonville average price per gallon of gas still remain lower than the national average of $2.25, AAA officials said. Read More »

Grand jury indicts former Balch Springs officer for murder, assault

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Live video will appear in the player above. Oliver, who first joined the Balch Springs police in 2011, was sacked shortly after the fatal shooting this past April. Edwards, sitting in the front passenger's seat, was hit in the back of the head by the gunfire. Johnson said Oliver was also indicted on four charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public official related to the other four teens who were in the vehicle. Read More »

Seoul proposes military talks with Pyongyang for next week

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South Korea may propose inter-Korean military talks as early as this week to follow up on President Moon Jae-in's offer to stop all acts of hostility on the border, a government official said Sunday. Such dialogue was crucial for those who seek the end of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Ministers condemned North Korea's July 4 launch of an intercontinental range missile, saying it violated the country's global obligations and "represents a serious threat to worldwide peace and ... Read More »

Rouhani's brother arrested on financial charges: Judiciary

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The judiciary's Mizan News Agency said Wang had "spider connections" with USA and British intelligence services. "Since his arrest, the university has worked with Mr. Several Iranian dual nationals from the United States, Britain, Austria, Canada and France have been detained in the past year and are being kept behind bars on charges including espionage and collaborating with hostile governments. Read More »

US North Korea sanctions bill targets Chinese garment firm

The December 2015 talks at a now-stalled joint factory park in North Korea ended with no breakthroughs. Tensions are now running high on the Korean Peninsula, after a year in which the North has carried out two nuclear tests and numerous ballistic missile tests despite global condemnation and United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Start of school in IL in jeopardy because of budget battle

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The $36 billion fiscal 2018 state budget the legislature enacted earlier this month over Rauner's veto prohibits the flow of state money to schools in the absence of an evidence-based funding model. Meanwhile, CPS contended Rauner's intended action on the bill would exceed the veto power afforded governors under the Illinois Constitution. Referring to the long-time speaker of the IL house as "ruthless" "cold blooded" and even "a tyrant", Rauner said Madigan was to blame for school ... Read More »

Joe Biden to visit Madison on national book tour

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Biden will appear on November 20 at 7:30 p.m.at the theatre. In a statement, Biden said the tour will generate conversations that go beyond "the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments". "It's a lucky man who gets out of bed every morning, puts his feet on the ground, knows what he wants to do, and knows it still matters", Biden said in the prepared statement. Read More »

Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion

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U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu found the government can not bar grandparents and other relatives of United States citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from getting visas under the ban. "The district court has issued decisions that are entrusted to the Executive Branch, undermined national security, delayed necessary action, created confusion, and violated a proper respect for separation of powers", Attorney General Sessions added. Read More »

Age verification plans put web users' privacy at risk

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We are concerned that the porn company MindGeek will become the Facebook of age verification, dominating the United Kingdom market. The U.K.'s Digital minister Matt Hancock, who will outline the plans in parliament on Monday, said: " Now we are taking the next step to put in place the legal requirement for websites with adult content to ensure it is safely behind an age verification control ". Read More »

Mar-A-Lago Visitor Logs To Become Public, If They Exist

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In March, Congressional Democrats introduced the MAR-A-LAGO Act (Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act), to require the administration to publish a visitor log for the White House, as well as other places Trump regularly visits like Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower. Read More »

Dhoni Welcomes Back Csk In Style!

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On the recent talk of K George John , a director of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd to the Times of India, he said that "If we are given an option of retaining a player, it will definitely be Dhoni ". We don't want to go back. "Obviously we would like to have Dhoni, but have to wait until an announcement is made on the process of recruiting players", added the official. Read More »

Carolina Panthers release GM Gettleman

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The only insight given for this move provided by media-reclusive Panthers owner Jerry Richardson came in a team-released statement that claimed "a change is needed". Two months later the man Beane worked under with the Carolina Panthers was sacked as GM. Before coming to Carolina , Gettleman spent nearly three decades in National Football League scouting departments. Read More »

Health bill misses point of insurance

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McConnell gave no new timetable for the vote when he announced the delay late Saturday, saying only that the the Senate will "defer consideration" of the bill while working on other matters. We urge the Senate to vote "NO" and start from scratch on a new health bill that lowers costs and maintains vital protections and coverage that millions of Americans count on. Read More »

Good boy golden retriever saves baby deer from drowning

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That's when he said Storm spotted the deer, jumped into the water, grabbed the fawn by the neck and pulled it to shore. "And then he started nudging it, and started pulling it to make sure she was going to be OK, I guess", Freeley told CBS New York . Read More »

Multiple areas of disturbance could produce Tropical Storm 'Don'

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The associated thunderstorm activity does show some signs organization, but still lacks a defined center. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance plane is scheduled to investigate the disturbance Monday afternoon, if necessary. The area of disorganized showers is near dry air, but some slow development is possible in the next week. The tropical storm is the fourth named tropical system of this hurricane season. Read More »

USA to offer 15000 extra temporary worker visas this year

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This year's limit for H-2B visas is 66,000. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was given authority to offer more than 60,000 extra visas this year as part of a government spending bill Congress passed in May. "So we do think that fits into the American-first focus of the administration". "We're talking about American businesses that are at risk of suffering irreparable harm if they don't get additional H-2B workers", the official said. Read More »