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Trump Warns North Korea’s Kim on Hostile Actions

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un against hostile military actions, even as Pyongyang announced it had conducted “a very important test” at a satellite launching site. “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,” […]

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Saudi Restaurants No Longer Need to Segregate Women and Men

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Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrances from men or sit behind partitions at restaurants in the latest measure announced by the government that upends a major hallmark of conservative restrictions that had been in place for decades. The decision, which essentially erodes one of the most visible gender segregation […]

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Nadler: ‘Rock Solid Case’ for Trump’s Impeachment

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The leader of the House of Representatives committee weighing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump contended Sunday that there is a “rock solid case” against the U.S. leader. Congressman Jerrold Nadler declared on CNN that Trump would be found guilty in “three minutes flat” if he were facing charges before a criminal court jury […]

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Kenya: 2 Survivors Found 2 Days After Building Collapse

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Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi and killed at least five people and injured 31 others. Authorities said 24 people were still missing. When the two survivors were found Sunday morning, a crowd of onlookers burst into cheers and […]

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Reddit has released the most ‘upvoted’ posts of 2019, and it shows how much trolling is part of the platform’s culture

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Reddit recently released its year-in-review report highlighting the most popular posts, active subreddit communities, and viral trends on “the front page of the internet.” The report includes 2019’s top posts — that is, those with the most “upvotes,” the Reddit-equivalent of “likes” on other social platforms. Included in this list of top posts are a […]

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Hundreds of Thousands of Protesters Pack Hong Kong Streets

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters packed the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to mark six months of an unprecedented, sweeping anti-government movement in this Chinese-ruled, semi-autonomous city. The police-sanctioned march on Sunday which started at 3pm local time was largely peaceful but tensions escalated in the evening, when riot police got locked into a […]

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Idris Elba DJs, Banana Art Sells for $120k at Art Basel

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3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami. Art collector Wayne Boich hosted a lavish dinner at his home Friday night that included Dan Marino, Dwyane Wade and […]

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Goldman Sachs just updated its definitive checklist for predicting stock market crashes — and its conclusion points to years of lower returns for investors

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Goldman Sachs’ global equity strategists recently added a new variable to the firm’s bear market indicator. Although they concluded that bear-market risks are fading, they also provided a reality check for investors after one of the strongest years of this bull market performance-wise. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Goldman Sachs has good and […]

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Biden Calls Sanders’ Pitch to Leverage Israel Aid ‘Bizarre’

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OELWEIN, IOWA – Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn’t moderate its treatment of Palestinians. The remarks highlight a nuanced but significant distinction between the Democratic presidential contenders. Biden and Sanders support a “two-state solution” for Israel and […]

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Protests Subside, But Economic Aftershocks Rattle Haitians

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The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations. The protests that drew tens of thousands of people at a time to demand the […]

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Hong Kong Police Recover Weapons Ahead of Rally

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Hong Kong police have conducted raids ahead of Sunday afternoon’s protest rally, uncovering several weapons, including a pistol with more than 100 bullets. Eleven people were arrested during the raids. Daggers, swords, batons and pepper spray were also recovered in the raids at several locations. The city’s organized crime bureau said it believed protesters planned […]

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Saudi National Officially Identified as US Naval Base Shooter

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The FBI has officially identified the shooter at the U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida who shot and killed three people Friday. The shooter was Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer at the Naval Aviation Schools Command at Naval Air Station Pensacola. […]

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Hong Kong Protests Cross Half-Year Mark with Rally

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Marchers are again expected to fill Hong Kong streets in a rally Sunday that will test the enduring appeal of the city’s protest movement marking a half year of demonstrations. Police granted approval for the march, which could boost participant numbers. The rally was called by the Civil Human Rights Front, a group that has […]

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Pentagon Chief Plans to Shift US Focus to China and Russia

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum, an annual gathering of government, defense industry and […]

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Iran to Unveil New Generation of Enrichment Centrifuges Soon 

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Iran will unveil a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges, the deputy head of Iran’s nuclear agency Ali Asghar Zarean told state TV on Saturday. “In the near future we will unveil a new generation of centrifuges that are domestically made,” said Zarean, without elaborating. In September, Iran said it had started developing centrifuges to […]

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Trump Congressional Ally Faces His Own Ukraine Questions

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U.S. Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has been a leading voice defending President Donald Trump throughout the congressional Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. But the 300-page impeachment report released Tuesday by the Democratic majority on the Intelligence Committee revealed that the California congressman has connections to the Trump-Ukraine scandal that have […]

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Israel Says 3 Rockets Fired Into Country From Gaza 

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The Israeli military said Saturday that three rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel. The military said air defenses had intercepted two of the missiles. There were no reports of injuries, and no Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. Cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza has […]

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Democrats Continue Work on Impeachment Probe

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U.S. Democratic lawmakers met privately Saturday to work on the investigation into President Donald Trump, inching closer to an impeachment vote, possibly before the Christmas holiday recess. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee were working through the weekend to review evidence against the Republican president and to draft charges that they could recommend for a […]