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Lebanon bans The Post, Spielberg's new film, over Israel links

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In a surprise reversal, Lebanon's Interior Ministry has overturned a move to ban Steven Spielberg's awards-season contender, The Post , and will allow the release of the film beginning tomorrow. Most of Spielberg's recent films have been shown in Lebanon, even if his name has been blacked-out on posters in the past. Others hailed the decision as a strike for free speech in Lebanon, which is known to be one of the more liberal countries in the Middle East but nonetheless comes up against ... Read More »

Apple to pay for new campus headquarters with foreign cash

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S. -based investments in data centers and other projects and Asian investments in tooling for its contract manufacturers. American companies with offshore operations previously faced the odd situation of having to pay tax in jurisdictions they make their money, then pay U.S. Read More »

South Korea to Decide Thursday on Crypto Exchange Regulation

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But the proposed move by South Korea would go even further, meaning an outright ban rather than restricted access, and is reportedly inspired by a desire to target "speculative frenzy and crime" associated with cryptocurrencies . The steep decline has also affected other major cryptocurrencies, including Litecoin , Ethereum , and Ripple . In South Korea, shutting down cryptocurrency exchanges is still an option, Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said in an interview with TBS radio. Read More »

Secretary Tillerson outlines U.S. main goals to be achieved in Syria

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That's a lot. It does appear to stick to the Obama administration's demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leave - yet it also adds in UNSC resolution 2254, passed in late 2015, which called for elections by the middle of past year. Yildirim says: "The U.S. must eliminate the confusion and change its stance in favor of peace and improving relations with Turkey". On the "ineffectiveness" of the previous USA efforts to halt the conflict in Syria , Tillerson said Washington will launch ... Read More »

Government Shutdown: Who Would Be to Blame?

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Divisions between Republicans and Democrats then deepened amid an uproar over Trump's reported use of the word "shithole" when speaking about African countries last week. "Obviously we know this is going to come down to a few Republican votes and the number of Freedom Caucus members that are undecided could make the difference on whether we pass it or not", Meadows added. Read More »

Wolff's Fire and Fury to be adapted into television series

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Mr Trump responded on Twitter that Wolff was "a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book". The book, which went out earlier this month ahead of its planned release, sent across the political world over a number of incendiary claims it makes about the first year of the Trump presidency. Read More »

Jaguars star Leonard Fournette 'OK' after auto accident

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The Florida Highway Patrol even thanked Fournette "for being a true professional". The team said its star running back's vehicle was rear-ended about 11:30 a.m. "Appreciate everyone that has reached out to check on him". Fournette, a New Orleans native and former LSU running back, rushed for three touchdowns in a playoff win Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read More »

New California: breakaway state declares independence from California

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Earlier this week the group launched a Declaration of Independence from California. All citizen-led efforts for a state to split or secede from the United States have fallen short in modern USA history. "We stand firm in our pledge to maintain and support the freedoms of the people of our Nation and New California at all times, at home and overseas". Read More »

President Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

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I don't dispute that the president was using tough language. But the comments about Haiti and African countries, which Trump has denied making, complicated negotiations further. "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity", Booker told her as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. That means they did not, in fact, enter the country "through our immigration system", as the White House fact sheet asserted. Read More »

Cuomo unveils state budget proposal

Cuomo's proposal also includes a variety of "revenue actions" - tax and fee increases. He also would close the carried interest loophole, which benefits hedge funds, but only if the neighboring states of New Jersey and CT also change their laws. Read More »

Mueller Reportedly Subpoenaed Bannon To Testify Before Grand Jury

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A spokesman for Mueller's office declined comment. Bannon recently lost his job at the helm of Trump-friendly Breitbart in part because of his recent comments about Trump and Russian Federation. and onto Manafort. (Trump Jr., Kushner, and Manafort have all denied wrongdoing.) Bannon then zeroed in on Kushner specifically, adding that "i$3 t goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit". Read More »

Bangladesh Agrees With Burma to Complete Rohingya Return in Two Years

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Some 740,000 Rohingya muslims have fled to Bangladesh, amid violence in Myanmar. It said they agreed that the process "would be completed preferably within two years from the commencement of repatriation". Rohingyas are a Muslim minority ethnic group in Myanmar. Bangladesh fears that the overflowing refugee camps on its side of the border will become permanent settlements. Read More »

CISD closes campuses, departments Tuesday ahead of weather

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Making up school days missed because of winter weather depends on which school district a student is in. All schools within the Pearl River County School District will be closed all day on January 17. John the Baptist and St. Bernard Parish tomorrow, according to school officials. PHENIX CITY SCHOOLS - Due to pending inclement weather , there will be NO school activities after 6pm today (Tuesday). Read More »

Venezuela says rogue pilot and rebel known as 'Rambo' is dead

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State television read out an official statement last night that said two police officers and several militants were killed in the clashes and that five "terrorists" were arrested, but did not specify Perez' fate. Members of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) patrol Caracas as an operation to capture Oscar Perez , the Venezuelan helicopter pilot who dropped grenades on the Supreme Court a year ago during anti-government protests, is carried out on January 15, 2018. Read More »

West urges calm as Serbia denounces 'terrorist' killing of politician

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The news of the assassination instantly shook Serbia, which considers Kosovo as its autonomous province and does not recognize its independence unilaterally declared in 2008. "We encourage the sides to avoid unsafe rhetoric and to maintain calm in order for relations between Kosovo and Serbia to be further normalized", Delawie declared. Read More »

It's puja-path for Rahul in Amethi

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Rahul Gandhi's visit to Amethi is being seen by experts as Congress's start of mission 2019. "People are looking forward to welcome him", senior UP Congress leader Akhilesh Singh said. Later, he will drive straight to Amethi and take some rest at the Munshiganj guest house. The newly elected Congress president is expected to receive a grand reception by the party workers. Read More »