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‘Won’t happen again’: Hawaii officials apologize, blame missile warning fiasco on ‘human error’

Faced with a public outcry following a false missile alert, Hawaiian officials apologized, saying an automated method of retracting warnings will be introduced and two employees, instead of one, will handle it in the future. “We did everything that we can, immediately, to ensure that it will never happen again… so a single person will not be able to make ...

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'Keep Kim on his toes': US officials scramble to defend Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 23:22 Almost a week on, US officials are still cleaning up the fallout from President Donald Trump’s “bigger nuclear button” tweet, but America’s UN envoy and the CIA director are both arguing it’s all for the sake of peace. Throughout the week, major drama has been unfolding around threats of mutually assured destruction between North ...

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Putin signs law establishing register of officials sacked over corruption

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 09:48 The Russian president has signed into law a bill requiring all officials fired from their posts over involvement in corruption to be placed in a nationwide internet register to prevent them from re-entering public service. The law was published on the Russian internet portal for official documents on Friday and will come into force ...

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US sanctions 2 North Korean officials over missile program

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 20:26 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 20:29 The US Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on North Korea, targeting two officials who are allegedly involved in Pyongyang’s ballistic missile program. It said the move was part of a “maximum pressure campaign.” Read more The North Korean officials added to the US sanctions list were identified ...

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Leaks of top FBI official’s secret House testimony on Trump fuel dueling accusations

Multiple leak-based reports on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s closed-door testimony to the House intel panel regarding President Donald Trump and Russia will serve as cannon fodder for both Republicans and Democrats. As Democrats search for a smoking gun leading to an obstruction of justice charge against Trump in connection with alleged Russian collusion and meddling in the 2016 presidential ...

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Put the phone down: US health officials warn of cancer & infertility risk

The California Department of Public Health has issued guidelines on cell phone exposure, warning residents to keep their cell phone away from their body to reduce potential cancer and infertility risks. The release follows a legal battle initiated by UC Berkeley researcher Joel Moskowitz last year after he discovered draft documents on the issue had existed since 2010 without being ...

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Officials deny permits for commemorating violent Charlottesville rally

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 17:38 The city of Charlottesville has denied permits for white nationalist and left-wing groups seeking to commemorate the Unite the Right rally in which white nationalists faced off with counter-protesters before a fatal vehicle attack. In an email obtained by the Daily Progress, city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler said the authorities are refusing five different applications ...

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Yes to athletes, No to officials, Maybe to closing ceremony: Details of IOC Olympic ruling on Russia

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 22:15 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 22:57 In balancing between punishing Russia for its “systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules” and “protecting the rights of the individual clean athletes,” the International Olympic Committee has produced a tortured compromise for the country’s participation at PyeongChang 2018. Here is a summary of the key IOC decisions announced in ...

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Exclusion of collusion: MSM ignores Trump officials’ collusion… with Israel

Media hysteria over alleged Russian collusion continues, even as President Donald Trump’s short-lived national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about speaking with Russian officials to advance Israeli interests. On Friday, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators twice during an interview with the FBI in January, according to a signed Statement of ...

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Top officials from French-Swiss cement giant Lafarge suspected of financing terrorism

Published time: 2 Dec, 2017 17:03 Three top officials from French-Swiss industrial giant Lafarge have been put under formal investigation for alleged “financing of a terrorist enterprise,” judicial sources said. French prosecutors are looking into the company’s activities in Syria. The scandal hit LafargeHolcim (created after France’s Lafarge merged with the Swiss company Holcim in 2015) in summer 2016 following ...

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