China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to Taiwan
BEIJING — China has held live-fire exercises off its southeast coast, state media said Thursday, in an apparent warning to the democratic, self-ruled island of Taiwan against what Beijing deems as provocative remarks on independence. The official ...
Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to regionABC News
China carries out live fire drills, unclear if aimed at TaiwanYahoo News
China's live-fire exercise seen as warning to Taiwan leaderNWAOnline
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Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed
Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England as part of the government's bid to cut plastic waste. Announcing a consultation on a possible ban ministers said 8.5bn plastic straws were thrown away in the UK every year. The prime minister ...
The UK Plans To Ban Plastic Straws As Early As Next YearBuzzFeed News
Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned to cut plastic pollutionMetro
UK to Seek Ban on Domestic Sale of Plastic Straws, Cotton BudsBloomberg
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Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted. Instead, the leaders announced they ...
Trump bullish on North Korea talks, but willing to walk awayCNN
Trump says he'll "leave" if summit with North Korea isn't successfulCBS News
Our Gold-Leaf PresidencyNew York Times
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Use Iran Sanctions to Stop Assad
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Since the weekend military strike against chemical-weapons sites in Syria, the debate in Washington has centered on whether the strike went far enough. But policy makers should consider another question of equal importance: Is the U.S. prepared to cut ...
Lawmakers worry about securing US goals in Syria as Trump looks for the exitWashington Post
Iran Warns of New 'War' As It Boosts Ties With Syria, Iraq and LebanonYahoo News
Can Israel Still Count on the 'Begin Doctrine' to Stop Nuclear Threats?The National Interest Online
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Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed ...
Puerto Rico Loses Power — AgainNPR
Islandwide blackout hits Puerto Rico nearly seven months after Hurricane MariaNBCNews.com
Why would McCarthy want Trump's endorsement now?Politico
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Erdogan 'needs every vote' and is looking to Turks in US for support
ISTANBUL — A year after his bodyguards brawled with protesters on a Washington street, Turkey's strongman president is bringing his ruling party to the United States in what observers say is a campaign to improve its battered reputation. President ...
Erdogan calls for early elections in Turkey, citing need to overcome 'uncertainties'Washington Post
Erdogan Calls Early Turkish Elections in Bid to Solidify PowerNew York Times
Erdogan Calls Snap Elections In Turkey, And State Of Emergency Is ExtendedNPR
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Icelandic bitcoin heist suspect escapes jail and flees the country — on the same plane as the Prime Minister – Business Insider
Icelandic bitcoin heist suspect escapes jail and flees the country — on the same plane as the Prime Minister
Sindri Thor Stefansson was arrested in February by police investigating the theft of $2 million-worth of bitcoin mining computers. Stefansson escaped from open prison and has reportedly flown to Sweden on a fake or stolen passport. Stefansson may have ...
Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to SwedenWashington Post
Bitcoin Thief Breaks Out of Iceland Prison and Catches Flight to Sweden on the Prime Minister's PlaneNewsweek
Bitcoin Daily: Cambridge Analytica Had Crypto Plans, Iceland's Bitcoin Heist Suspect Escape PrisonPYMNTS.com
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Minister Ridiculed for Saying Internet Was Invented by Ancient India Thousands of Years Ago – Newsweek
NewsweekMinister Ridiculed for Saying Internet Was Invented by Ancient India Thousands of Years AgoNewsweekA minister has been mocked and ridiculed for saying the internet and satellite technology were invented thousands of years ago by ancient Indians...Read More »
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Trump squirming over Russia sanctions ties White House in knots
Carol Leonnig, national investigative reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's panicked concern about appearing to sanction Russia more than other countries and turning back his own. Watch TV shows, movies and ...
Sanctions Flap Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Haley and White HouseNew York Times
Sanctions Crisis Threatens 60000 Workers and Putin Needs a PlanBloomberg
WH response to Russia sanctions confusion: Blame Nikki HaleyCNN
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Instagram Influencer Known as ‘Cocaine Babe’ Weeps as She’s Sent to Prison for Drug Smuggling – PEOPLE.com
Instagram Influencer Known as 'Cocaine Babe' Weeps as She's Sent to Prison for Drug Smuggling
A convicted drug importer known for her lavish Instagram photos has been sentenced to prison in Australia for helping smuggle $21 million worth of cocaine into the country. Melina Roberge will serve a maximum of eight years in prison, according to the ...
Cocaine smuggler gets 8 years in $21M case, chastised by judge for social media lifestyleFox News
Canadian woman cries as she is sentenced in $16M "cocaine cruise" seen on InstagramCBS News
Instagram-obsessed drug mule cries as she is sentenced to eight years for trying to smuggle cocaine on cruise shipNew York Daily News
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