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China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier heads out for sea trial
The new aircraft carrier, temporarily named Type 001A, sailed out at around 7 a.m. in Dalian, in the northeast province of Liaoning, according to reports in Chinese state media. The 50,000-tonne ship will become the country's second aircraft carrier, and the first to be entirely built and designed inside of China, when it joins the navy sometime before 2020. The carrier's maiden sea trial follows a speech given by Chinese…
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Attacker stabs five in Paris, killing one before police take him down
Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris. Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said. The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police. The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online. The Amaq News Agency said "the…
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North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site this month
The announcement, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as reported by state news agency KCNA, came a day after Pyongyang pledged no longer to carry out unannounced missile tests or other activities that put flights at risk, according to a United Nations aviation agency. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un previously had announced the conclusion of North Korea's nuclear testing program and the intended shuttering of the Punggye-ri complex. He…
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Inside the mountain base still on alert to North Korea’s missile threat
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the joint Canada-US organization tasked with warning of incoming threats from the sky, continues to monitor North Korea's nuclear program with the same intensity it did at the height of North Korea's missile testing. In fact, NORAD and US Northern Command Center Director Col. Travis Morehen, a Canadian, says the organization still gets three or four intelligence reports on the country's nuclear program every…
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Pompeo says talks with North Korea’s Kim were ‘warm’
Pompeo spoke to reporters at the State Department a day after returning from a trip to Pyongyang to negotiate with the North Korean leader and retrieve three Americans held by the regime. "We had good conversations, substantive conversations that involved deep complex challenges," Pompeo said about his two meetings with the North Korean leader who is known for assassinating rivals and family members, and running prison camps throughout his country.…
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Trump welcomes back ex-detainees – CNN Video
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Starbucks’ Howard Schultz: Our bathrooms are open to anyone who needs them
Starbucks bathrooms are now open to anyone who wants to use them, whether they're a paying customer or not. Chairman Howard Schultz announced the new policy on Thursday following the uproar over the way two black men were treated at a Starbucks (SBUX) in Philadelphia last month. The men asked to use the bathroom, but an employee told them it was only for paying customers. When they then sat in…
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North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site this month
The announcement, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as reported by state news agency KCNA, came a day after Pyongyang pledged no longer to carry out unannounced missile tests or other activities that put flights at risk, according to a United Nations aviation agency. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un previously had announced the conclusion of North Korea's nuclear testing program and the intended shuttering of the Punggye-ri complex. He…
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US policy shifts on Mideast increase tensions in a region on edge
For weeks, the State Department has been working to bolster security at US diplomatic posts around the Muslim world in advance of the embassy move, anticipating possible violence even as administration officials say the issue no longer galvanizes the Mideast the way it once did. The embassy move, they say, will eventually lead to greater regional stability. But the embassy transfer, set for Monday, will come just days after Israel…
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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak barred from leaving country
There had been widespread speculation Najib would fly overseas after his shock election defeat this week, amid calls for him to be prosecuted over the sprawling 1MDB corruption scandal. "I've been informed that the immigration department is barring me and my family from leaving the country," Najib said in a tweet Saturday. "We will respect the order." Rumors spread Friday night that Najib would leave the country after he posted…