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Trump says Russia helping North Korea skirt sanctions

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:35:27 EST

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U.S. President Donald Trump says Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions, and Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.




Republican senator blasts Trump's press attacks, recalls rhetoric of Stalin

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:02:55 EST

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U.S. President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Russian dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says in a speech on Capitol Hill.




2 Koreas to form 1st joint Olympic team, march together in opening ceremony

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:14:24 EST

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The rival Koreas have agreed to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials say.




British lawmakers back Brexit legislation, but bill faces scrutiny from pro-EU upper house

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:49:17 EST

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British lawmakers vote in favour of the government's legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union.




Former CIA officer charged with illegally possessing documents

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:07:54 EST

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A former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.




World's biggest underwater cave found in Mexico

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:56:45 EST

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A group of divers has found a connection between two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.




'Alarmingly premature' return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar worries aid groups

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:31:10 EST

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A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.




Joshua Wong, Hong Kong activist in Umbrella Movement protests, imprisoned 3 months

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:39:39 EST

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A Hong Kong court on Wednesday sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in prison for contempt, his second term behind bars stemming from his role in 2014's so-called Umbrella Movement protests.




YouTube pulls ads from more channels over offensive content

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:42:06 EST

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​Alphabet Inc's Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.




Catalan parliament meets for 1st time since election, but deep divisions remain

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:55:47 EST

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Catalonia's new parliament elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing that the chamber's push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continue as its lawmakers prepare to elect a new government.




Saudi Arabia to transfer $2B to Yemen after urgent plea from war-torn country

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:40:18 EST

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal to the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse."




2 Canadians kidnapped on road to capital in Nigeria

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:37:53 EST

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Global Affairs Canada confirmed to CBC News it is aware of reports that two Canadian citizens have been abducted in a deadly confrontation in central Nigeria.




Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10K US

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:41:00 EST

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The volatility of the digital currency markets was on display again Wednesday, as bitcoin briefly fell below $10,000 US before rebounding back above $11,000.




California mother of 13 children held captive had no idea why police were at her home

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:36:21 EST

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California authorities say the mother of 13 children kept locked in filthy conditions was "perplexed" about why police came to their home. The children, ages two to 29, were so malnourished officers at first believed the older children were teens but seven turned out to be adults.




Steve Bannon refuses to comply with U.S. House subpoena

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:07:51 EST

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U.S. President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a U.S. House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election.




Child-care benefits need to be updated, says Canada-U.S. council on women in business

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:10:11 EST

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Child-care benefits and other family policies need to be updated to help support women entrepreneurs grow their business, recommends the first report from the Canada-U.S. council on women in business.




U.S. cuts $65M in Palestinian aid for now, prompting UN donations appeal

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:04:19 EST

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The head of the UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees is appealing for world donations after the United States withheld about half its planned funding for the organization, a move he said risks instability in the region.




North Korea to send cheering squad in Olympics delegation

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:18:36 EST

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North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad to South Korea as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics, Seoul officials said Wednesday, the latest in a series of conciliatory gestures the North has abruptly taken recently following a year of heightened nuclear tension.




'Failure was not an option,' says Georgia firefighter who caught girl dropped from blazing building

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:15:41 EST

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A county in Georgia has released dramatic footage of a child being dropped into the arms of firefighter Capt. Scott Stroup during an apartment fire.




Rebel ex-policeman Oscar Perez among dead in Venezuela shootout

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:13:39 EST

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Officials in Venezuela confirm that Oscar Perez, a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year, was among those killed in a violent shootout with security forces.