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IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 11:06:05 am | 0 Comments

By Associated Press, LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Winter Olympics amid the country’s doping scandal. An IOC panel whittled down an initial list of 500 to create what the IOC calls…

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Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit – NPR

January 19, 2018 11:04:00 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image Vice President Pence is scheduled to leave for the Middle East Friday evening. Cairo is his first stop. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Vice President Pence arrives in Cairo Saturday morning as part of a Mideast trip that has been rescheduled and substantially changed since it was…

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Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit – NPR

January 19, 2018 11:04:00 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image Vice President Pence is scheduled to leave for the Middle East Friday evening. Cairo is his first stop. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Vice President Pence arrives in Cairo Saturday morning as part of a Mideast trip that has been rescheduled and substantially changed since it was…

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Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency – ABC News

January 19, 2018 10:53:00 am | 0 Comments

With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats. Contentious issues have always existed, especially in conflict-ridden or volatile countries, but has he…

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Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump's Latest Travel Ban – New York Times

January 19, 2018 10:21:04 am | 0 Comments

Advertisement WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would consider a challenge to President Trump’s latest effort to limit travel from countries said to pose a threat to the nation’s security, adding a major test of presidential power to a docket already crowded with blockbusters. The case concerns Mr. Trump’s third and…

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Merkel upbeat SPD will approve talks with her conservatives – Reuters

January 19, 2018 9:34:04 am | 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was optimistic that Social Democrats (SPD) would approve the start of formal coalition talks with her conservatives at a special party congress this weekend. Delegates from the SPD vote on Sunday on whether their leaders should push ahead with negotiations on renewing an alliance…

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Baby killed, 17 injured after car plows into crowd on Rio boardwalk – Toronto Sun

January 19, 2018 9:16:21 am | 0 Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO — A motorist who drove into a crowded boardwalk along Copacabana beach killed a baby and injured 17 people, Brazilian authorities said Friday. Rio de Janeiro’s municipal health department said that an Australian was among those injured in the Thursday night incident, though the Australian Embassy later said it was not aware…

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How Davos Can Help Marketers Gain Greater Global Purpose – Adweek

January 19, 2018 9:03:09 am | 0 Comments

| 4 hours ago As global leaders gather in Davos next week to try to create a shared future in a fractured world, what’s the role of marketers and creative agencies? In this era of seismic disruption, technology is overturning entire business models and transforming the way that customers live, buy and think. Marketing today requires thinking…

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Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 8:03:45 am | 0 Comments

By Ken Thomas and Tom Lobianco | AP, WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have…

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Pope in Amazon urges seamless defense of life, earth and cultures – Crux: Covering all things Catholic

January 19, 2018 7:43:15 am | 0 Comments

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru – In the middle of Peru’s Amazon jungle, Pope Francis on Friday delivered what could be considered a “seamless garment” speech — stressing ecology and issuing a strong appeal for protection of the Amazon region, which he said is not an “inexhaustible source of resources,” while also insisting that human life has…

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