• Maduro: Venezuela to create new 'petro' cryptocurrency

    Maduro: Venezuela to create new 'petro' cryptocurrency

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    It is an attempt to cope with a failing national economy and circumvent USA sanctions. However, opposition leaders in Venezuela aren't convinced it'll solve the country's problems, as they say the petro needs congressional approval, and some have cast doubt on whether it will ever see the light of day, taking into account the country's situation.
  • Saleh forces deny Houthi claims over control of Sanaa

    Saleh forces deny Houthi claims over control of Sanaa

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    The rebel leader claimed many ordinary Yemenis were shocked by (Saleh's) calls for strife, combat, upsetting peace and security, and he says he tried in a fraternal and peaceful way to avoid the current conflict by talking (with Saleh). On Saturday, Saleh said that he was open to talks with a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels, in what the fighters called "a coup" against their fragile alliance with the former president.
  • Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

    Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

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    They would have to pass drug tests to prove they were clean and also did not benefit from the Sochi scheme. The IOC also confirmed that these "neutral athletes" will not get to wear any Russian uniform - or hear their country's national anthem - if they win a gold medal.
  • Largest Ever Starbucks Opening in Shanghai

    Largest Ever Starbucks Opening in Shanghai

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    There's also an on-site bakery with enough carbs from famed Italian baker Rocco Princi to keep you fueled as you explore Starbucks' first-ever augmented reality experience. In a sign of the times, Starbucks partnered with Chinese tech giant Alibaba to aggressively promote the Shanghai store opening online. But the Shanghai roastery won't hold the title of largest Starbucks for too long.
  • Embattled Rep. John Conyers to step down Tuesday

    Embattled Rep. John Conyers to step down Tuesday

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    In the latest turn in the case, another accuser, Elisa Grubbs, says Conyers slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church. Buzzfeed News reported on November 20 that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was sacked from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.
  • Terrorists, Including Top Lashkar Commander, Killed In Kashmir

    Terrorists, Including Top Lashkar Commander, Killed In Kashmir

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    Director General of Police (DGP) DR S P Vaid said dead bodies of two militants have been recovered and search operation was still going on. Qazigund/Jammu and Kashmir, December 4: An Army jawan was injured in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Qazigund, on Monday.
  • Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

    Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

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    The Houthi-run Masirah TV announced the death of the "leader of the traitors" on Monday, referring to Saleh, who until last week was in a fragile alliance with the rebels. Saleh, who was Yemen's president for 33 years until he stepped down in 2012 amid an Arab Spring uprising, was killed Monday by the Shiite rebels whom he'd once allied with in hopes of a return to power but then turned against in recent months.
  • Chabahar to connect North-South Transport Corridor to Indian Ocean

    Chabahar to connect North-South Transport Corridor to Indian Ocean

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    The Chabahar port in Iran , which gives India access to central Asia bypassing Pakistan's Gwadar Port, which is being built by China, was inaugurated on December 3. Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said investments worth 40 trillion rials ($1 billion) are needed to connect Chabahar to Iran's national railroad.
  • U.S. urges world to cut ties with N Korea

    U.S. urges world to cut ties with N Korea

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    Since taking office in June, Kang traveled to South Korea's most important neighbors - the United States, Russia and China - except for Japan. However, the leader was seen celebrating the launch on Wednesday, after it was accomplished, with the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) publishing photos with a smiling Kim Jong-un inspecting missile equipment.
  • US Asks China To Cut Off Oil Supply To North Korea

    US Asks China To Cut Off Oil Supply To North Korea

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    China has already ordered the closure of North Korean businesses in the country and told Chinese companies they can not hire new workers from the North or renew contracts. In sharp contrast, however, comments in China's state media about the latest test and sanctions were more direct, with some even putting the blame for the launch on the United States.
  • N. Korea says Trump `begging' for nuclear war with drills

    N. Korea says Trump `begging' for nuclear war with drills

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    The launch was a message of defiance to President Donald Trump's administration, which a week earlier had restored North Korea to a US list of terror sponsors. "The stealth fighters which the enemies boast so much of will not escape the fate of a tiger moth", the North Korean commentary said. A USA official said Saturday technical analysis of that missile's flight is ongoing but the "the North Koreans had problems with re-entry".
  • Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

    Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

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    Supermoons typically appear about 30 percent brighter than the usual moon. In December, the moon will be closest to the Earth on December 4 at 2.15 pm (IST), when it will be 3,57, 492 km away from Earth. But the astronomer warned that as use of the nickname "supermoon" grows, so do expectations. This weekend will be a good time to relax, look up at the sky and take in the glowing moon.
  • Missing Florida teen has 'emotional reunion' with family

    Missing Florida teen has 'emotional reunion' with family

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    The 2001 red Mercury Sable in which she was riding was spotted by a New York State Police officer who initiated a traffic stop. Florida law enforcement authorities had issued a missing child alert for Caitlyn Frisina after she was last seen last week.
  • Yemen's Saleh says open to talks with Saudi-led coalition

    Yemen's Saleh says open to talks with Saudi-led coalition

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    The fighting subsided by the afternoon as Saleh supporters secured control. "It demands the anti-government forces in Yemen to desist from attacks against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", the FO added. His support has dwindled over the past two years, so his potential decision to break up with the Houthis would not result in a quick end to the war. There is a patchwork of forces, including Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, Hezbollah, whatever ragtag troops Saudi Arabia brought in like Senegal ...
  • Homicide investigation underway following disappearance of NC 3-year-old

    Homicide investigation underway following disappearance of NC 3-year-old

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    WITN is reporting Kimrey is the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother. Earl Kimrey, who lived with Mariah and her mother, was taken into custody by investigators at the Onslow County Sheriff's Office on Friday. The Jacksonville, N.C., girl went missing late Saturday , prompting her father, Alex Woods, to question his ex-wife's statement about the girl's whereabouts.