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Paris remains on flood alert two days after the Seine burst its banks, forcing the evacuation of the city's tourist sites and the closure of several metro stations along the riverbanks. The city authorities have also called on people to stay away from the river banks. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said the 2016 floods in the Seine and Loire basins caused £1.24bn worth of economic damage.
  • CIA's Pompeo Praises Trump's Grasp of Intelligence Issues

    CIA's Pompeo Praises Trump's Grasp of Intelligence Issues

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    As crippling United Nations sanctions continue to take their toll on the North Korean regime, Kim Jong Un and his military commanders have released their million-man army to loot and plunder the Korean countryside; stealing food and supplies in a desperate attempt to feed their starving soldiers.
  • Trump says talks with UK will lead to tremendous rise in trade

    Trump says talks with UK will lead to tremendous rise in trade

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    And after days of stories packed with anonymous, disdainful words for the President from the global elite, the crowd was largely starstruck by the appearance of Trump. Addressing the World Economic Forum , the Prime Minister promised to take full advantage of our new-found freedom and sign deals with countries outside the bloc.
  • Skywatchers getting a lunar trifecta - supermoon, blue moon and eclipse

    Skywatchers getting a lunar trifecta - supermoon, blue moon and eclipse

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    In the 1100 years between 1550 and 2650, there are 408 Seasonal Blue Moons and 456 Monthly Blue Moons. Once in a blue moon there's a reason to get up in the middle of the night. "While the Moon is in the Earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a 'blood moon'". It is the light bending around the Earth due to gravity that passes through a portion of the atmosphere that causes the shift in color.
  • Stop using city for illicit North Korea trade, US warns Hong Kong

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    While Beijing and Moscow have supported United Nations restrictions, they bristle at Washington imposing unilateral sanctions to bolster the pressure campaign. Two companies based in China - Beijing Chengxing Trading Co. The sanctions target North Korea's Ministry of Crude Oil industry and two Chinese-based companies, as well as individuals based in Russian Federation and the Abkhazia region, the release said.
  • Leading member of far-right, anti-Islam AfD converts to Islam

    Leading member of far-right, anti-Islam AfD converts to Islam

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    It appears he had only recently converted to Islam, and he resigned from his position on January 11 for "private reasons". The news seems particularly surreal given the fact that Wagner said in July past year - a month before the 2017 general election - that Chancellor Angela Merkel had made " a giant mistake " to open Germany's border to migrants from Muslim-majority countries, according to Tagesspiegel newspaper.
  • Turkey to Continue Military Campaign Against Syrian Kurds Despite US, Russian Warnings

    Turkey to Continue Military Campaign Against Syrian Kurds Despite US, Russian Warnings

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    The U.S. delegation will also hold a meeting with officials of the Turkish General Staff. One of the rockets hit a mosque and the two people who were killed were praying at the time, the statement said. He asked Erdogan to "de-escalate" the attack on the Afrin canton, which is defended by the US-backed YPG militia, and warned him to "avoid any actions that might risk conflict between Turkish and American forces".
  • North Korea seeking reliable nuclear arsenal — CIA Director

    North Korea seeking reliable nuclear arsenal — CIA Director

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday a thaw in relations between the two Koreas ahead of the Winter Olympics presented a "precious chance" for the United States and North Korea to discuss the North's weapons programs. Mr. Pompeo, meanwhile, said Tuesday the CIA's current assessment is that, despite being within "several months" of having the capacity to directly threaten the us homeland with nuclear-topped intercontinental ballistic missiles, Pyongyang, at the current moment, ...
  • Cowlitz jobless rates rose in December

    Cowlitz jobless rates rose in December

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    In December, construction sector employment fell by 100 jobs compared with November, while manufacturing sector gained 100. No states saw a significant decline in jobs previous year. But even the northern states of Minnesota and Wisconsin saw rates of 3.1 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively. In South Carolina, Fairfield County had the highest unemployment rate last month at 9.5 percent.
  • Explosive device detonates at Lake Wales mall, authorities say

    Explosive device detonates at Lake Wales mall, authorities say

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    He is now considered a " person of interest " in this case. He reportedly was of heavy build and was wearing a gray T-shirt and a gray hat, WFTS reports . "While this was going on my son was actually working up here at the mall", Lake Wales Deputy Chief Troy Schulze said in a Sunday night press conference.
  • Weah says job creation to define his presidency

    Weah says job creation to define his presidency

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    Expectations are sky-high among Liberians that Weah will deliver on his promises of jobs and better schools. He 51-year-old took over from Africa's first woman elected President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who sustained peace in the war-torn country during her 12-year tenure.
  • Houston Well Control Company Responds To Quinton Drilling Rig Fire

    Houston Well Control Company Responds To Quinton Drilling Rig Fire

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    Emergency crews were pulled away after other explosions at the site, where several tanks are also located, Pittsburg County Emergency Management Director Kevin Enloe said during an afternoon news conference. Five workers were missing in a gas explosion on Monday at an Oklahoma drilling site controlled by Red Mountain Operating Company. Confirmation of any fatalities won't be possible until the fire is extinguished and investigators can get to the scene of the explosion, said Amy Elliott, a ...
  • SC to hear Rajasthan, MP pleas against 'Padmaavat' release tomorrow

    SC to hear Rajasthan, MP pleas against 'Padmaavat' release tomorrow

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    A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra posted the hearing on the States' applications for modification for January 23. Meanwhile, two bodies which have been protesting against the film - Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena and Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha, also moved the apex court seeking their impleadment as parties, opposing its release on grounds including that it hurt the sentiments of the community.
  • Congress tie-up: CPM losing the plot?

    Congress tie-up: CPM losing the plot?

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    The draft resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which negates the possibility of an electoral understanding with the Congress , did not come as a surprise, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told The Hindu on Monday.
  • Rocket Lab successfully launches in orbit from NZ's Māhia Peninsula complex

    Rocket Lab successfully launches in orbit from NZ's Māhia Peninsula complex

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    The New Zealand-based company launched the Electron Rocket on Sunday - after a failed attempt on Saturday when two rogue vessels were spotted in the launch vicinity. There would be a third test launch - into Sun-synchronous orbit of between 300km and 500km above the Earth's surface - before the company could move into commercial missions.