Monthly Archives: December 2017

‘US mainland in our nuclear strike range’, Kim Jong-un warns in New Year’s speech

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 01:10 Edited time: 1 Jan, 2018 02:55 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declared his county a nuclear power in possession of technology capable of striking the US mainland should there be a need. “The US mainland is in our nuclear strike zone,” Kim said in his New Year’s message which was broadcast on Chosun ...

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Abbas urges Israel to rethink ‘apartheid’ policies before it’s ‘too late’

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 01:42 Israel must “rethink” its aggressive “apartheid system” and honor the status of East Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state, President Mahmoud Abbas said on New Year’s Eve. “We will not accept the status quo. We will not accept the apartheid system. We will not accept occupation without cost, and you [Israel] ...

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Trump wishes his enemies & haters ‘happy and healthy’ New Year

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 01:47 Donald Trump has taken time from his busy holiday schedule to wish millions of Americans – including his “enemies” and “haters,” as well as “fake news” outlets, a happy and healthy New Year. “As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even ...

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UN chief issues worldwide ‘red alert’ instead of appealing for ‘world peace’ yet again

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 00:31 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued a symbolic “red alert” warning for 2018, advising nations to unite and resolve any disagreements and conflicts that threaten world stability in 2017. A year after becoming the ninth UN chief, Guterres decided not to yet again appeal for “world peace” in his New Year’s message. Instead, noting ...

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‘Worrisome, chaotic & hellish’: Americans look back at 2017

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 23:56 Over half of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans alike, chose ‘worrisome’ to describe 2017, according to a new survey. The poll, carried out by Survey Monkey and published Sunday, showed 52 percent of respondents including 64 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of Republicans, found the past year to be “worrisome,” while the second ...

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Turkey launches probe into ‘veiling party’ at secondary school

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 22:25 An inquiry has been launched against the management of a school in Turkey after revelations that a local teacher made girls wear headscarves. Photos of pupils attending ‘parties’ that promoted veiling emerged on social media. Turkey’s education directorate in the south eastern Sanliurfa province launched the investigation into a local secondary school after it ...

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12 dead in private tourist plane crash in Costa Rica (PHOTOS)

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 21:37 A small aircraft carrying 12 has crashed in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. There are no survivors, the government confirmed. The Director of Civil Aviation Enio Cubillo said there were 12 onboard the private flight, including two crew members, the Costa Rica Star reports. The passengers are believed to have been tourists staying at a local hotel ...

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Home Office blasted for ‘Dad’s Army’-style border security proposal

The UK Home Office has come under fire after unveiling plans to enlist teams of volunteers to help patrol the British coastline, with critics comparing it to the popular ’70s sitcom, ‘Dad’s Army.’ After years of Tory cutbacks and layoffs to the UK Border Force, which handles customs and immigration, authorities may have found a ‘solution’ to the staffing crisis. ...

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Twitter ended the year on a fascinating run

It’s been pretty easy to point at Twitter and, with each quarterly moment when it discloses its financial guts, let out a long exasperated sigh. Twitter since going public at a now in retrospect astounding valuation has for much of its public life been quite the disappointment to Wall Street. But then something interesting happened in the back half of ...

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Israel agrees to EU deal excluding settlements

Israel’s government has approved an agreement with the EU that includes a provision excluding funding for settlements, seemingly consenting to the EU’s boycott of settlements. The agreement centers on Israel’s part in the EU’s ENI Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CBC Med) program, which provides funds for projects for non-EU countries in the Mediterranean area, such as Israel, Egypt and ...

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