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Trump cracks joke with Macron at NATO summit — even the media laughed (VIDEO)

US President Donald Trump’s joke with French President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting in Brussels during the NATO summit even had journalists laughing. When Macron finished giving a statement in French, Trump quickly responded to tell the French leader he enjoyed listening despite not actually having any idea what was being said. “It sounded beautiful,” Trump joked. “I have ...

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Trump’s wife ‘hates’ to see migrant families split as president cracks down on illegal immigration

Following weeks of speculations about her health, first lady Melania Trump re-appeared with a sobering statement, hinting at her disapproval of her husband’s immigration policy. In an attempt to halt the forced separations of migrant families crossing the US-Mexico border, the first lady verbalized her apparent disapproval of Trump’s ambitions. In a comment to The Hill, Melania’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said ...

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Facebook cracks down on ads from e-commerce scammers flagged by new reviews

Facebook is cracking down on shopping sites and others that bait and switch customers by delivering lower quality products than what they advertised on the social network. Today, Facebook launches a new e-commerce review option inside its “Recent Ads Activity” dashboard that lets buyers give feedback about slow shipping times, weird smells, and junky merchandise. Users are able to access ...

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Aircraft window cracks in extreme turbulence forcing emergency landing in China

Frightened passengers of a Beijing Capital Airlines flight said their aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its windows cracked amid violent turbulence. About an hour after flight JD421 departed the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Tuesday, en route to Nha Trang in Vietnam, the Airbus 321 experienced unexpected turbulence. The aircraft was affected so hard ...

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Security Service of Ukraine cracks down on Russian news agency, detains editor

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is raiding the Kiev office of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. It comes after the branch chief was arrested by Ukrainian law enforcement. RIA Novosti reported that its office in the Ukrainian capital was targeted by the SBU on Tuesday morning. Hours earlier, Kirill Vyshynsky, who heads the Ukrainian bureau of the agency, ...

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Florida bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks 2 days before fatal incident

Damning new evidence reveals that an engineer working on the pedestrian bridge in Greater Miami, Florida, that collapsed on Thursday had attempted to report damage days before the incident took place. Just three days after the Florida International University bridge, designed by FIGG Bridge Engineers, “swung into place,” the project’s lead engineer, Denney Pate, left a voicemail message for a ...

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Thailand cracks down on cryptocurrencies with blanket ban of their use in banking

The central bank of Thailand has ordered the country’s banks and other financial organizations to stop all operations with digital currencies for fear of possible problems with unregulated trading. Read more Banks have now been prohibited from investing in cryptocurrencies, selling them, making exchange transactions, and creating platforms for trade, the regulator said. Thai banks are also prohibited from giving ...

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Another BRICS country cracks down on virtual currencies

Brazil has joined fellow BRICS members China and India in taking a tough line on cryptocurrencies by banning them from the country’s financial markets. Read more The South American country’s securities regulator has prohibited local investment funds from buying digital cash, Reuters reports. Cryptocurrencies cannot be considered financial assets, the regulator ruled. Earlier in December, Brazilian authorities published a warning ...

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Egos & in-fighting: Cracks reported in EU’s Brexit front with leaders ‘not happy’ about Barnier

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:33 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:34 The “colossal ego” of chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is said to be angering other EU officials, after the French politician slammed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade deal hopes, despite reportedly being warned not to. On Monday, Barnier revealed – seemingly without the go-ahead from his EU ...

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ICE cracks down on immigrants far from border, new data reveals

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 23:53 President Donald Trump made building a wall on the southern US border the centerpiece of his election campaign. But new data shows border detentions are at the lowest level in several decades. “Build that wall” was a common chant at rallies in support of Trump, but border crossings are decreasing and US Border Patrol ...

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