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DHS ends temporary residency program for 60K Haitians

DHS ends temporary residency program for 60K Haitians

on November 21, 2017, 7:36 AM / in International News, National News

BY RAFAEL BERNAL   |   The Hill The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it would cancel a temporary residence program that’s allowed nearly 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke gave Haitians living with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) until July 22, 2019 to either leave the country or apply for a different legal immigration category. Under […]

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Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail

on November 20, 2017, 7:45 AM / in International News, National News

Well Damn’it, Maybe he should have! They didn’t just make a single mistake, they made three mistakes in three different stores. President Trump reacted sharply Sunday after the father of one of the three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China suggested that Trump had overstated his role in getting them released. “Now that the three basketball players […]

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German coalition talks break down

German coalition talks break down

on November 20, 2017, 7:32 AM / in International News

Talks on forming a coalition government collapsed overnight in Germany, leaving Chancellor Angela Merkel struggling Monday to contain a potentially crippling crisis. Inconclusive elections had left Merkel’s conservatives struggling to form an awkward and unprecedented coalition with the pro-business Free Democrats and the environmentalist Greens. The Free Democrats pulled out shortly before midnight, ending weeks of talks over immigration, tax, […]

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U.S. Marine charged in fatal crash in Japan

U.S. Marine charged in fatal crash in Japan

on November 20, 2017, 7:30 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S. military banned all of its personnel in Japan from drinking after a Japanese driver was killed in a Sunday collision with a 21-year-old Marine whose blood-alcohol level reportedly measured three times the legal limit. Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa arrested the Marine, Nicholas James-McLean, on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in injury or death and […]

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Mugabe faces deadline to resign

Mugabe faces deadline to resign

on November 20, 2017, 7:25 AM / in International News

Zimbabwe’s longtime president, Robert Mugabe, unexpectedly refused in a Sunday night speech to say that he would resign, although CNN reported Monday that he had agreed to an exit deal. Mugabe, who was placed under house arrest along with his wife, Grace, last week, acknowledged problems under his 37-year rule, saying, “The era of victimization and arbitrary decisions” must end. […]

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Man Who Beat the Life Out of 2-Day-Old Infant Gets the Life Beaten Out of Him in Prison

Man Who Beat the Life Out of 2-Day-Old Infant Gets the Life Beaten Out of Him in Prison

on November 20, 2017, 6:43 AM / in International News

By V SAXENA  /   CT A British man sentenced to life behind bars earlier this year for beating his 2-day-old daughter to death was himself found dead in his prison cell Sunday, murdered by a fellow prisoner. Liam Deane, 22, was killed by prisoner John Westland, 28, who was charged afterward and appeared in court for his initial hearing this Tuesday, according to the Yorkshire Evening […]

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Balochistan is a strategic center of gravity in South Asia

Balochistan is a strategic center of gravity in South Asia

on November 20, 2017, 6:34 AM / in International News, National News

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD It seems like all the players in the South Asian power game think Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwest province on the Arabian Sea, is important – except the United States. For the sake of argument, imagine that Balochistan reverts to its previous condition as an independent and secular state before it was forcibly incorporated into Pakistan or, more simply, […]

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US Navy’s new maritime aircraft to aid in search for Argentine sub and crew

US Navy’s new maritime aircraft to aid in search for Argentine sub and crew

on November 18, 2017, 7:12 AM / in International News

Fox News The U.S. Navy announced Friday it will deploy its P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to assist in the search for the ARA San Juan, a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members aboard. The submarine was last heard from Wednesday from the southern Argentine sea, 268 miles from the Patagonian coast. It was headed to the coastal city of Mar del […]

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Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean in 46 boats

on November 18, 2017, 7:10 AM / in International News

AP MADRID –  Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa. Francisco Bernabe, the Spanish representative in the region of Murcia, says 461 migrants have arrived at the southern port of Cartagena on Saturday after being pulled off of 44 different boats in the […]

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German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change

German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change

on November 18, 2017, 7:09 AM / in International News

AP BERLIN –  Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach an agreement on climate change and immigration, two key issues where compromises are needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union parties were meeting Saturday with the pro-business Free Democrats and […]

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Canadian Farmer Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail

Canadian Farmer Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail

on November 18, 2017, 6:37 AM / in International News, National News

By Katherine Ghantous    |    Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund Michael Schmidt is a Canadian farmer and food freedom activist who has been fighting to sell raw milk for 24 years. Schmidt, an owner of Glencolton Farms along with 150 other families, have been subjected to the all-too-familiar harassment and interference that characterizes some government agencies’ enforcement against raw […]

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Afghan police lieutenant called hero for grabbing suicide bomber

Afghan police lieutenant called hero for grabbing suicide bomber

on November 17, 2017, 8:18 AM / in International News

An Afghan police lieutenant, Sayed Basam Pacha, was hailed as a hero on Thursday for grabbing a suicide bomber in a bear hug before he detonated his explosive vest. Lieutenant Pacha, seven other police officers, and six civilians were killed, but authorities said far more would have died if Pacha hadn’t sacrificed himself to keep the bomber from reaching dignitaries […]

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Bill Blain: “Stock Markets Don’t Matter; The Great Crash Of 2018 Will Start In The Bond Market”

Bill Blain: “Stock Markets Don’t Matter; The Great Crash Of 2018 Will Start In The Bond Market”

on November 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Blain’s Morning Porridge, Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners The Great Crash of 2018? Look to the bond markets to trigger Mayhem! I had the impression the markets had pretty much battened down for rest of 2017 – keen to protect this year’s gains. Wrong again. It seems there is another up-step. After the People’s Bank of China dropped $47 […]

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UCLA suspends 3 basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China

UCLA suspends 3 basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China

on November 16, 2017, 7:41 AM / in Basketball, International News, National News

Three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges in China were suspended from their team on Wednesday. “They’re going to have to regain the trust of this athletic department,” said head coach Steve Alford at a press conference at the university on Wednesday. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis […]

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Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ, “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”), sold at Christie’s in New York City for $450 million, including the auction house premium, after a 20-minute bidding war Wednesday night. The sale smashed the record for the most expensive art work to ever sell at auction, previously $179 million for Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women of Algiers”). The painting was commissioned by France’s King Louis XII more than 500 years ago, and was presumed lost until early this century; in 2005, an art dealer purchased “Salvator Mundi” at an estate sale in the United States, and had it restored, authenticated, then unveiled at London’s National Gallery in 2011. Christie’s said it did not immediately know whether the buyer would make his or her identity public.

Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ, “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”), sold at Christie’s in New York City for $450 million, including the auction house premium, after a 20-minute bidding war Wednesday night. The sale smashed the record for the most expensive art work to ever sell at auction, previously $179 million for Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women of Algiers”). The painting was commissioned by France’s King Louis XII more than 500 years ago, and was presumed lost until early this century; in 2005, an art dealer purchased “Salvator Mundi” at an estate sale in the United States, and had it restored, authenticated, then unveiled at London’s National Gallery in 2011. Christie’s said it did not immediately know whether the buyer would make his or her identity public.

on November 16, 2017, 7:38 AM / in International News

Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ, “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”), sold at Christie’s in New York City for $450 million, including the auction house premium, after a 20-minute bidding war Wednesday night. The sale smashed the record for the most expensive art work to ever sell at auction, previously $179 million for Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women […]

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books

on November 16, 2017, 6:53 AM / in International News

Beautiful, but not practical Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in China, because as you can see below, the incredible structure has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye. Located […]

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VOA to Fire Three Employees Over Controversial Radio Interview

VOA to Fire Three Employees Over Controversial Radio Interview

on November 15, 2017, 8:20 AM / in International News, National News

BY: Bill Gertz   |  Washington Free Beacon China pressured official U.S. radio to halt live broadcast of dissident who revealed PRC corruption The Voice of America, the official U.S. government broadcaster, has notified three employees of its Chinese language division that it plans to fire them for conducting a controversial interview with a Chinese dissident. The three workers, Sasha Gong, Fred […]

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Zimbabwe military takes Mugabe into custody

on November 15, 2017, 7:48 AM / in International News

Zimbabwe’s military said Wednesday that it had taken President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, into custody in an apparent military takeover of the southern African nation. Two uniformed officers appeared on TV after apparently seizing the state broadcaster, ZBC, and said Mugabe, who reportedly is stepping down, and his family were “safe and sound, and their security is […]

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Make a HUGE Difference in the World by Sharing this Video

on November 15, 2017, 6:04 AM / in International News, National News

  This guy has typically had very straightforward, thought-provoking videos, and this one is no different – it’s just over seven minutes long, and worth every second… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQAlZrudNVc In Christ, Fred  

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White nationalists call for ethnic purity at Polish demonstration

White nationalists call for ethnic purity at Polish demonstration

on November 14, 2017, 6:26 AM / in International News

Politico Around 60,000 people marched in Warsaw on Independence Day, some chanting anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and anti-gay slogans. WARSAW — Tens of thousands of people marched in Warsaw Saturday at a Polish Independence Day celebration led by three radical-nationalist groups, with banners calling for “White Europe” and “Clean Blood.” Police estimated the crowd at 60,000, and photos of the throngs in […]

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