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Trump expected to roll back Obama’s Cuba detente

Trump expected to roll back Obama’s Cuba detente

on June 16, 2017, 7:40 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump is expected Friday to roll back some of the policies former President Barack Obama put in place under an effort to restore ties with Cuba. Trump will tighten rules that had made it easier for Americans to travel to the communist-run Caribbean island, according U.S. officials who have seen a draft of Trump’s plans. Trump also reportedly will […]

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Otto Warmbier suffered brain injury in North Korea

Otto Warmbier suffered brain injury in North Korea

on June 16, 2017, 7:36 AM / in International News, National News

Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was medically evacuated from North Korea after being jailed for 17 months, has suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and is in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness,” doctors said Thursday. Daniel Kanter, medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said the 22-year-old’s brain injury appeared consistent […]

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Russia claims it killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi near Raqqa

Russia claims it killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi near Raqqa

on June 16, 2017, 7:31 AM / in International News

Russia’s military said Friday that it believes it killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike outside of Raqqa, Syria, the Islamist extremist organization’s de facto capital. Russia launched the May 28 airstrike after it received intelligence about a planned meeting of ISIS leaders involving about 30 ISIS commanders, and up to 300 fighters. Russia’s Defense Ministry said […]

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Turbocharging SMB Financial Operations with Hyper-Convergence

Turbocharging SMB Financial Operations with Hyper-Convergence

on June 16, 2017, 6:02 AM / in Announcements, International News

In an era where digital innovation is revolutionizing the way businesses perform, the demand for IT modernization is rapidly increasing. Businesses across all industries are striving to simplify system management and quickly increase IT capacity in order to accelerate the speed and efficiency of operations, improve customer services, and encourage growth. Particularly in the fast-paced world of financial services, implementing […]

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Death toll rises to at least 17 in London inferno

Death toll rises to at least 17 in London inferno

on June 15, 2017, 7:26 AM / in International News

The death toll from a massive fire in a London apartment building rose to 17 early Thursday, and British firefighting authorities said the number could rise. Entire families remained missing a day after the blaze engulfed every floor of the 24-story building, and 74 people were injured, 18 of them critically. “Tragically now we are not expecting to find anyone […]

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U.S. Aircraft Carriers Gather Off N. Korea; Pyongyang Tests Missile Able to Hit Ships

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Gather Off N. Korea; Pyongyang Tests Missile Able to Hit Ships

on June 13, 2017, 7:27 AM / in International News, National News

Written by  Warren Mass North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced on June 9 that the communist state had test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking U.S. and South Korean warships off its coast. The test may have been intended to send a threatening message to the United States, which has two carrier strike groups […]

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Tillerson says Qatar blockade ‘hindering’ military operations

Tillerson says Qatar blockade ‘hindering’ military operations

on June 13, 2017, 7:11 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary James Mattis makes his first appearance before the House Armed Services Committee tonight. It’s his second appearance on Capitol Hill since his confirmation, and the first chance lawmakers will have to grill him since the Trump administration released its full fiscal 2018 budget proposal. Monday’s hearing is the first in a four-day Capitol Hill tour by Mattis and […]

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News from Around the Block

News from Around the Block

on June 13, 2017, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for three Trump nominees. Annie Caputo and David Wright, nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), are due to testify, as is Commissioner Kristine Svinicki, who has been renominated to her position as NRC chairwoman. The committee is scheduled to vote on Svinicki’s nomination on Thursday. Also on […]

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TRUMP SAYS NO TO G7 CLIMATE STATEMENT

on June 13, 2017, 6:52 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration has abstained from signing on to a Group of Seven climate change declaration. The U.S. did not sign on to a section in the G7 communiqué that addressed the group’s commitment to climate change action, the Paris climate deal and international development funds focused on mitigating the impacts of climate change, according to a joint statement following […]

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Germany releases three suspects after easyJet scare

Germany releases three suspects after easyJet scare

on June 12, 2017, 7:27 AM / in International News

Germany released three British men on Sunday hours after they were detained over terrorism suspicions that resulted in the diverting of their easyJet plane to Cologne on a flight from Slovenia to London. The pilot made an emergency landing after fellow passengers reported hearing the three men discuss “terrorist matters.” Bild newspaper reported that passengers said they heard the men […]

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Macron’s party dominates in first round of parliamentary elections

on June 12, 2017, 7:25 AM / in International News

French President Emmanuel Macron’s year-old party, France on the Move, and its centrist ally, MoDem, rolled over the country’s traditional Socialist and conservative parties in the first round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, setting itself up to win a projected three-quarters of the seats in the lower house after the second round next week. Macron’s allies won 31.9 percent in […]

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U.S. Taxpayers Fund Takeover of Colombia by Marxist Terrorists

U.S. Taxpayers Fund Takeover of Colombia by Marxist Terrorists

on June 10, 2017, 7:22 AM / in International News, National News

Thanks to Congress and the Obama administration, American taxpayers are expected to pour millions of dollars into a ruthless Marxist terrorist group known as the FARC (shown), the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Among other crimes, the Castro-backed terror group has slaughtered and tortured hundreds of thousands of civilians, pumped unfathomable amounts of cocaine into the […]

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Yahoo shareholders’ approval clears way for sale to Verizon

Yahoo shareholders’ approval clears way for sale to Verizon

on June 9, 2017, 7:49 AM / in International News, National News

Yahoo shareholders on Thursday gave final approval to the $4.48 billion sale of the company’s main web properties to Verizon Communications. The decision cleared the final obstacle to the nearly year-old deal, and Yahoo said it planned to hand over the web properties to Verizon on Tuesday. The price was originally supposed to be $4.8 billion, but Verizon insisted on […]

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Japanese lawmakers pass law letting Emperor Akihito abdicate

Japanese lawmakers pass law letting Emperor Akihito abdicate

on June 9, 2017, 7:47 AM / in International News

Japan’s Parliament passed a law on Friday to let 82-year-old Emperor Akihito become the country’s first monarch in 200 years to abdicate. In August, Akihito said that he wanted to step down due to declining health and old age. The government backs male-only succession, which would make Crown Prince Naruhito, 57, next in line. In post-World War II Japan, the […]

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U.S. warplane shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

U.S. warplane shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

on June 9, 2017, 7:42 AM / in International News

U.S. military aircraft shot down an Iranian-made, Predator-sized drone that fired on coalition forces in southern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said Thursday. The incident marked the first time that forces supporting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have fired on the coalition. A U.S. official said the F-15 jet shot down the drone after the remotely […]

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U.K. Election 2017: Theresa May’s Gamble Ends With Minority Government

U.K. Election 2017: Theresa May’s Gamble Ends With Minority Government

on June 9, 2017, 7:27 AM / in International News

by CHLOE HUBBARD and JASON CUMMING  /  NBC News LONDON — Political turmoil gripped Britain on Friday as no party won enough seats to form a government — forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to cozy up to an ultra-conservative party to retain power. The result plunged the country into uncertainty just 10 days before complex and high-stakes talks with Europe […]

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Preschool Worker Stabbed; Attackers Reportedly Chanted, ‘Allah Will Get You’

on June 9, 2017, 6:31 AM / in International News

By Jack Davis  /  Western Journalism  A worker at a London-area preschool was attacked Wednesday by three women who reportedly chanted ”Allah will get you.“ Karrien Stevens, who runs the Little Diamonds preschool in the Hermon Hill area of London, said a member of her staff was walking to work when she was stabbed by three females who chanted about […]

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According to some we have been here for some time: Researchers say oldest Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco

According to some we have been here for some time: Researchers say oldest Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco

on June 8, 2017, 8:18 AM / in International News

A team of anthropologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary scientists have found 300,000-year-old bones from “early anatomically modern” humans in a cave in Morocco — making them about 100,000 years older than the oldest Homo sapiens bones found previously, according to two papers published Wednesday in the journal Nature. These newly discovered human ancestors have some primitive traits, but would not appear […]

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North Korea test fires several short-range missiles

on June 8, 2017, 8:15 AM / in International News

North Korea launched several short-range missiles Thursday from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan, continuing a flurry of weapons tests that have defied international condemnation and increased tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and South Korea, the U.S., and other nations. The suspected anti-ship missiles flew far shorter distances than the long-range missiles North Korea has tested recently, but they were […]

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Death toll in Iran attacks rises to 12 as Iran blames Saudi Arabia

Death toll in Iran attacks rises to 12 as Iran blames Saudi Arabia

on June 8, 2017, 8:13 AM / in International News

The death toll from the Islamic State’s first terrorist attacks inside Iran rose to 12 on Wednesday. Eleven of the victims died at the parliament building in the capital city, Tehran, and the other died in a simultaneous attack at the tomb of the Islamic republic’s revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on the outskirts of the city. “The Iranian nation […]

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