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  • Once inside Kim Jong Un's inner circle, top aide's star fades

    SEOUL (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un sat down in September to order the sixth and largest of North Korea's nuclear tests, Hwang Pyong So sat by his side, his khaki military uniform conspicuous among the suits at the table, photos released by state media at the time showed.

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  • Once inside Kim Jong Un's inner circle, top aide's star fades

    SEOUL (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un sat down in September to order the sixth and largest of North Korea's nuclear tests, Hwang Pyong So sat by his side, his khaki military uniform conspicuous among the suits at the table, photos released by state media at the time showed.

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  • Ignore Merkel And Brexit: According To Bill Blain, A New Threat Can Bring Europe Crashing Down

    Blain's Morning Porridge, Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners Europe is like a 4D game of Jenga, and Germany is a very wobbly block - as are the banks Europe is an enormous 4 dimensional game of Jenga.  At the moment there are far too many blocks in play. Some of them are likely to leave the edifice teetering but standing. The question is: will any cause it to tumble? Top of the wobbly blocks list is Merkel – what happens next in Germany? The CDU’s disastrous shift left has opened the door...

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  • Famine survey warns of thousands dying daily in Yemen if ports stay closed

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.S.-funded famine survey said on Tuesday that thousands of Yemenis could die daily if a Saudi-led military coalition does not lift its blockade on the country's key ports.

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  • Millions Upon Millions of Americans Have “Negative” Wealth

    Millions Upon Millions of Americans Have “Negative” Wealth Posted with permission and written by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin While 3 Americans possess more wealth than 50% of the combined poorest, we now learn that 20% of ALL Americans have zero or negative wealth. I presume by having “negative wealth” they have lived beyond their means for so long their debt burden is all they have to show for their life – very sad that people...

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  • Northern Ireland's DUP says Sinn Fein's 'glorification of terrorism' makes devolution difficult

    LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said on Tuesday recent comments by its main nationalist rival Sinn Fein amounted to "glorification of terrorism" and made the restoration of the province's devolved power-sharing government more difficult.

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  • Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria

    YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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  • China urges Thailand to find Muslim Uighurs quickly after dramatic cell break

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to "quickly bring to justice" 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention centre through a hole in the wall, using blankets to climb to the ground.

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  • Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria

    A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in the biggest mass killing this year.

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  • Indiana lawmakers return to Statehouse ahead of new session

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse as they make preparations for the upcoming legislative session. The Indiana House and Senate are both scheduled to hold their annual Organization Day meetings Tuesday afternoon. The 2018 legislative session is set to begin in early January and end by ...

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  • Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria

    YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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  • Judge rules Trump's sanctuary city order unconstitutional

    A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities. US District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling on Monday in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Orrick said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress. The ruling nullifies the executive order Trump signed in January, shortly after taking office, which was...

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  • Politics dominates as sterling hits 8-day high vs euro

    By Jemima KellyLONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Sterling strengthened to an eight-day high against the euro on Tuesday as political uncertainty in Germany kept...

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  • Iran President Rouhani declares end of Islamic State

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of the so-called Islamic State militant group Tuesday.

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  • Putin Holds Surprise Meeting With Assad, Will Call Trump By Phone Later Tuesday

    One day before meeting with the leaders of Iran and Turkey in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, kicking off a diplomatic drive this week to outline the terms of an end to the Middle Eastern country’s bloody civil war. The two leaders discussed the political process in Syria, with the Russian leader saying that the fight against terrorism in the crisis-stricken country is close to completion....

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  • China urges Thailand to find Muslim Uighurs quickly after dramatic cell break

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to "quickly bring to justice" 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention center through a hole in the wall, using blankets to climb to the ground.

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  • Who's Worse For The Environment: Merkel Or Trump?

    Authored by Mike Shedlock via themaven.net/mishtalk, Who has a worse track record on the environment: President Trump or German Chancellor Angela Merkel? Let's investigate.  Trump Stance and Results On September 19, amid chatter that Trump might reverse his climate stance, CNBC reported Trump is still pulling out of Paris Agreement. One day ago the LA Times reported As Trump administration touts coal at U.N U.S. cities and states target climate change. Politico commented...

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  • Bitcoin Tumbles Then Rebounds After Hackers Steal $31 Million Tethers

    The rise in Bitcoin’s price was approaching "warp speed" above $8,200 overnight when, as so often happens, it went into another sharp reversal. After hitting an intra-day high of almost $8,265 in early trading on Tuesday, the price crashed more than $400 to $7,827, its biggest drop since November 13. This time it wasn’t another Dimon-esque rant, or the prospect of another fork (technically, these are bullish) but an old-fashioned theft in another cryptocurrency, Tether. Tether is a controversial...

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  • Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

    Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in favor of government forces, said President Vladimir Putin.

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  • Former Obama Admin Official Offers To Buy Weinstein Co. For $275 Million

    One former Obama administration official is trying to engineer a feminist takeover of Weinstein Co., the embattled “mini-major” Hollywood studio that has been spiraling toward bankruptcy since one of its founders, Harvey Weinstein, was exposed for a decades long history of sexual harassment and assault. According to Reuters, Maria Contreras-Sweet, the former head of the Small Business Administration between 2014 and 2017, has offered to acquire Weinstein Co., a spokeswoman for the U.S. film and...

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  • Merkel aide gives German parties three weeks to find way out of crisis

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-hand man, Peter Altmaier, appealed to political parties on Tuesday to decide in the next three weeks whether they can form a stable government and drag Germany out of a political impasse.

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  • Merkel aide gives German parties three weeks to find way out of crisis

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-hand man, Peter Altmaier, appealed to political parties on Tuesday to decide in the next three weeks whether they can form a stable government and drag Germany out of a political impasse.

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  • Lebanon army chief calls for readiness at Israel border

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army chief urged his soldiers on Tuesday to stand fully ready at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy".

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe told to resign ahead of impeachment proceedings

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe faced the start of an impeachment process on Tuesday and should heed his people's call to resign, said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling party's candidate to replace him.

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