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Baby killed, 17 injured after car hits crowd on Rio boardwalk – CBS News

January 19, 2018 7:33:00 am | 0 Comments

Police officers stand next to the a car that has driven into the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Military police said on Twitter that at least 11 people were injured and that the driver has been taken into custody. Silvia Izquierdo / AP RIO DE…

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The US appears to be quietly preparing for nuclear war with North Korea – Business Insider

January 19, 2018 7:31:30 am | 0 Comments

An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf Thomson Reuters Despite the appearance of thawing tensions with North Korea, both Washington and Pyongyang have made several steps that suggest things could escalate soon. The US has quietly moved heavy firepower like nuclear bombers and aircraft carriers to…

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France scoffs at Boris Johnson's plan for bridge across the English Channel – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 6:40:58 am | 0 Comments

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, right, and Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd attend a ceremony at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, west of London on Jan. 18, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images) LONDON — As Britain prepares for its departure from the European Union, there has been ample discussion about the building of bridges as Britain…

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Shirtless Putin takes icy religious plunge, and yes, there are photos – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 6:32:30 am | 0 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin immersed himself in the freezing waters of Lake Seliger, Russia, early Jan. 19 to observe the Epiphany, a Orthodox Christian holiday marking the baptism of Jesus. (Reuters) The president appears healthy. Russian leader Vladimir Putin dipped into frigid waters early Friday at a lake in northwestern Russia to mark the Orthodox…

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Horse breeders struggling as Cape Town drought bites – CNN

January 19, 2018 6:06:38 am | 0 Comments

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Horse breeders struggling as Cape Town drought bites – CNN

January 19, 2018 6:06:38 am | 0 Comments

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Mattis takes Congress to task for budget impasse as he unveils new Pentagon defense strategy – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 6:04:47 am | 0 Comments

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis criticized Congressional lawmakers Jan. 19, saying, “We need budget predictability if we’re to sustain our military’s primacy.” (The Washington Post) The United States must build up its military to prepare for the possibility of conflict with Russia and China, according to a new Pentagon strategy released Friday by Defense Secretary Jim…

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New Zealand prime minister announces she's pregnant: 'I'm not the first woman to multitask' – The Hill

January 19, 2018 3:48:56 am | 0 Comments

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday that she is pregnant, which will make her the second elected world leader to give birth in office. Ardern said that she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, are expecting their first child in June.  “I am not the first woman to multitask. I’m not the first woman to work and have a baby,”…

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A history of the unified flag the two Koreas will march under at the Winter Olympics – Quartz

January 19, 2018 3:19:59 am | 0 Comments

Among the recent series of diplomatic breakthroughs achieved between South and North Korea is an agreement that the two countries will march under a unified Korean flag at the Winter Olympic games being held in Pyeongchang in February. Though South Korean president Moon Jae-in is hailing the agreement as a significant achievement in his bid…

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President Trump Snubs Meeting Britain's May at Davos, Yet Finds Time for France's Macron – Breitbart News

January 19, 2018 3:13:54 am | 0 Comments

Dan Kitwood/Getty by Liam Deacon19 Jan 20180 19 Jan, 201819 Jan, 2018 U.S. President Donald J. Trump is set to pass up a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May for the second time this month, as he reportedly has no plans to meet her at the globalist Davos economic forum. Mrs. May had been hoping…

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