• THAAD deployment not related to S. Korea's political situation
THAAD deployment not related to S. Korea's political situation

One particular South Korean store chain, Lotte, has reportedly had over half of its stores closed in China over a variety of regulatory and safety infractions. But this report has not yet been confirmed by USA intelligence. "Even if Korea's consumer exports to China were to halve, the hit to Korea's growth would be 0.2 percentage point of GDP", T...

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  • USA deploying attack drones to South Korea
USA deploying attack drones to South Korea

A USA missile defense system, THAAD, is being deployed to South Korea in the face of threats from the North. And now that South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been impeached and formally removed from office, South Korea's government, with a campaign for a new president in the offing, will be in no position to pursue new policy options - har...

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  • House panels to launch fight in Congress over Obamacare replacement
House panels to launch fight in Congress over Obamacare replacement

Overall, the plan is expected to cover fewer people than those who gained insurance under the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act. The Medicaid cuts would also slash funding for treatment of drug addiction, which Trump had vowed to expand.

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  • Critics of South Korea's impeached president Park call for her arrest
Critics of South Korea's impeached president Park call for her arrest

Supporters and protestors gathered outside the courthouse, and there were violent clashes with police. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency was planning to deploy almost 20,000 officers and hundreds of buses to separate the two crowds, whose passionate rallies have divided the streets near the presidential palace in the past several weekends as t...

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  • South Korea's President removed on corruption scandal
South Korea's President removed on corruption scandal

One former president spent nearly two years in detention in the 1990s awaiting his trial. Park is also accused of conspiring with Choi and top officials to draw up of a blacklist of cultural figures critical of her policies to deny them state support.

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  • General Motors Sells Opel, Vauxhall to PSA for $2.3 Billion
General Motors Sells Opel, Vauxhall to PSA for $2.3 Billion

Commenting on the agreement , PSA head Carlos Tavares says that the group is proud to join forces with Vauxhall/Opel and deeply committed to continuing to developing the company and accelerating its turnaround . Brexit could make it harder to save Vauxhall plants at Luton and Ellesmere Port following the vehicle manufacturer's takeover by Frenc...

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  • Celebration on Franklin St. as UNC defeats Duke 90-83
Celebration on Franklin St. as UNC defeats Duke 90-83

By the end of the night, Berry had the type of game - combined with North Carolina's size in the post - that inspires confidence that the Tar Heels can make a legitimate run at doing what they just barely missed out on past year by winning a national championship.

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  • AG Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Of Russian Involvement In Trump Election
AG Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Of Russian Involvement In Trump Election

Michael McFaul was the USA ambassador to Russian Federation from 2012 to 2014. Sessions did not confirm that there is an investigation into contacts between Trump's aides and Russian Federation. "There is no longer any question that we need a truly independent commission" to investigate potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump camp...

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  • Dreamer Arrested After Speaking on Immigration in Mississippi
Dreamer Arrested After Speaking on Immigration in Mississippi

Her attorneys are working to prepare a package with personal statements about Vargas from people who know her, in hopes of it landing in sympathetic hands that will grant her a trial instead of immediate deportation. "It was like they knew who we were and they were looking for us". Four were let go because an immigration judge had previously releas...

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  • The Trump presidency on Feb. 27 at 3:21 PM EST/2021 GMT
The Trump presidency on Feb. 27 at 3:21 PM EST/2021 GMT

That could put Washington at odds with Iran and China. On Monday, the White House said it would request $54 billion more in military spending for next year . The White House will be sending Trump's proposal out today to federal departments as he prepared to face off with Congress over budget negotiations.

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  • Heitkamp to hold future meetings to address Obamacare repeal
Heitkamp to hold future meetings to address Obamacare repeal

The draft bill is consistent with what Republicans have been saying they want to see in place of Obamacare, says Rodney Whitlock , vice president of health policy at ML Strategies. The GOP plan would end an expansion of Medicaid to people just over the poverty line that has been adopted by 31 states - many with Republican governors - and has ...

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  • Fight For Mosul Moves Westward And Centers On City's Airport
Fight For Mosul Moves Westward And Centers On City's Airport

Iraqi forces make further gains against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in western Mosul as tens of thousands of fighters are punching through the defenses of the extremists to expel them from their last major urban stronghold in the country.

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  • Democrats choose Tom Perez as party chairman
Democrats choose Tom Perez as party chairman

Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez was voted chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after defeating Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison in a tight race Saturday afternoon in Atlanta . The GOP is one Senate confirmation fight away from a conservative majority on the Supreme Court. After being appointed Perez's deputy, Ellison a...

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  • Clashes erupt in Pretoria anti-migrant protest
Clashes erupt in Pretoria anti-migrant protest

The mission has also written a note verbale to the department of global relations and corporation requesting their continued protection of Ghanaian nationals and all non-South African nationals as well as their businesses. Mrs Dabiri-Erewa described the attacks as an "unnecessary setback". "The report indicated that South Africans attacked Ni...

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  • VX nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia says
VX nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia says

However, a North Korean official outside Pyongyang's Kuala Lumpur embassy said Friday Malaysia had not submitted a request to speak to Hyon, despite the police chief earlier saying the embassy would be asked for assistance. Tiny amounts of the poison are enough to kill an adult, whether it is inhaled or absorbed through the skin. The chemical...

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  • Anti-Trump militants mark
Anti-Trump militants mark "Not my President's Day"

Some protesters also gathered at airports nationwide to oppose Trump's order to temporarily close USA borders to refugees and immigrants, an action that remains blocked in federal court. A rally in downtown Los Angeles also drew thousands. "We are hoping the positiveness will come out and everyone will see this". But for thousands of anti-Trump mil...

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  • Pence says he 'fully supported' ouster of Flynn
Pence says he 'fully supported' ouster of Flynn

Afterwards Trump tweeted: "Crimea was TAKEN by Russian Federation during the Obama Administration". One of his top advisers, Kellyanne Conway, also came under fire for making up a terrorist attack and promoting Ivanka Trump's fashion line. "I think you've got to look at his actions and that he is the one who is working with the ranking member of th...

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  • Trump administration tightens rules on deportation and detention
Trump administration tightens rules on deportation and detention

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled new policies on Tuesday that are aimed at detaining and deporting more immigrants in the USA illegally. Border Patrol, however, is assessing the southern border to identify requirements that will inform wall design decisions, DHS noted. People participate in a protested against President Donald Trum...

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  • Trump Doesn't Get to Decide if the Russia Story Is 'Fake News'
Trump Doesn't Get to Decide if the Russia Story Is 'Fake News'

Trump fired Yates at the end of January after she told Justice Department attorneys not to defend his executive order suspending the refugee program and temporarily restricting travel to the U.S. "I won with news conferences and probably speeches", the president told reporters. Tillerson, who has kept a low public profile since being sworn in, ...

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  • Newspaper review: Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers laid to rest
Newspaper review: Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers laid to rest

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly with Arab rulers previous year to hear then USA secretary of state John Kerry pitch a regional peace plan, an Israeli newspaper reported on Monday. "I don't have to say that to the Jewish community in Singapore because you've been here for nearly two centuries and you have that entrepreneur...

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  • 'The Walking Dead': Reunited and it feels so good
'The Walking Dead': Reunited and it feels so good

Indeed. And we'll have to see what the character actually named Jesus has to say about such allusions. ("Changing again", she sighs, in the choppy, sing-song way of talking that distinguishes her people ... Predictably, Daryl is not a fan of this plan once he found out that the woman Richard planned to use as a sacrificial lamb for this...

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  • Trump Assails US Intelligence Agencies Amid Questions Over Russia
Trump Assails US Intelligence Agencies Amid Questions Over Russia

Mr Trump is said to favour Vice Admiral Robert Harward, a former Navy SEAL, according to a White House official. I would have directed him to do it if I thought he wasn't doing it. The decision was upheld by the Court of Appeals. He insisted that the roll-out was "perfect". Republican John McCain, chairman of the Senate armed services committ...

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  • Some UMN health officials anxious over impact of potential Obamacare repeal
Some UMN health officials anxious over impact of potential Obamacare repeal

Eliminating the mandate would cause the markets to collapse, Riley said . The individual insurance market will also see some shakeup. The plan , backed by Rep. But congressman Todd Rokita said other Americans saw their premiums go up, deductibles doubled, and were paying thousands of dollars into their health care - before getting any covera...

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  • Malaysia arrests 2nd suspect in North Korean's death
Malaysia arrests 2nd suspect in North Korean's death

After Kim Jong-il's death in 2011, Kim Jong-nam complained Kim Jong-un, who took over the North Korean leadership, was failing to treat him with respect and send him enough money, according to Cheong Seong-chang, an analyst at South Korea's Sejong Institute.

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  • Repealing and replacing Obamacare made easy
Repealing and replacing Obamacare made easy

Thursday's House GOP meeting was coming a day after the Trump administration took regulatory steps aimed at curbing Obama's law. Leading Republicans described some of their plans for remaking the nation's health care system to rank-and-file House members Thursday.

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