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Worldwide China keeps building infrastructure on disputed islands in South China Sea
Author: 0 China keeps building infrastructure on disputed islands in South China Sea

Malcolm Cook, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, said that despite the apparent shift in focus to North Korea, "China's actions in the South China Sea in 2017 would have been the same regardless". The construction comes as Beijing and Southeast Asian governments, many of them key players in the long-standing territorial dispute, agreed to outline a code of conduct for the strategic waterway earlier this year, a moved created to prevent further tensions.

Worldwide Dem woman drops out of Kansas race over sexual harassment settlement
Author: 0 Dem woman drops out of Kansas race over sexual harassment settlement

The man, Gary Funkhouser, accused Ramsey of "unwelcome, unwanted and offensive sexual comments and innuendos" beginning in September 2004. Then in March 2005, he claimed Ramsey made sexual advances toward him on a business trip. The company denied those allegations, and Ramsey was not named as a defendant. She said that she wasn't a piece of the determination of the case since she wasn't a named party.

Worldwide Popular National Parks Increase Entry Prices For 2018, Less Free Days
Author: 0 Popular National Parks Increase Entry Prices For 2018, Less Free Days

But even with the extra steps-and fees-you should be going to national parks , enjoying the great and diverse outdoors in the USA and its territories. The entrance fee would be $70 per vehicle, up from $30 for a weekly pass. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.

Author: 0 Final Republican Tax Bill Slashes Corporate Rate

Although a spokesperson for Cochran told CNN the senator plans to return next week for the tax vote, Cochran experienced health problems throughout the fall and is now recovering from an outpatient surgery he had on Monday. Noem says that amount has been increased to $1,400. At the White House, Trump said Thursday he was confident that Rubio will get onboard. Banks are seen as one of the biggest beneficiaries of tax reform.

Worldwide DHS adds new requirements for visa waiver countries
Author: 0 DHS adds new requirements for visa waiver countries

Homeland Security officials, however, said they would prefer to work with the countries to fix the problems and maintain their status in the program. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) estimated in 2015 that as many as 179,600 people could apply for the H-4 visa under the rule that year, with 55,000 a year after that.

Worldwide N Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN
Author: 0 N Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

He flipped the question, rejecting proposals from Russian Federation and China for a "freeze for a freeze", in which the United States would halt military exercises and North Korea would stop nuclear development. He reiterated that in the last resolution on North Korea the Security Council stressed its intention to strive for "peaceful and diplomatic solutions" to the situation on the Korean Peninsula and also welcomed the independent efforts of the states to find ways to overcome the crisis.

Worldwide Syria and mediator trade blame as peace talks fail
Author: 0 Syria and mediator trade blame as peace talks fail

The eighth round of Syrian talks concluded with no agreement or progress made in Geneva on Thursday night. The mediator of the talks, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, used a television interview on Wednesday to urge Russian Federation to convince its ally Assad of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the almost seven-year-old war.

Author: 0 Iraq executes 38 members of Isis, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokeswoman Liz Throssell told Voice of America on Friday that she's skeptical of the fairness of the judicial system in Iraq and was not even informed of the executions of 38 men on Thursday until after the fact.

Worldwide Japan Urges Maximum Pressure On North Korea
Author: 0 Japan Urges Maximum Pressure On North Korea

Tillerson said that continuing to allow North Korean laborers to toil in "slave-like conditions" for wages used to fund nuclear weapons "calls into question Russia's dedication as a partner for peace". "Should the United States and its followers try to enforce the naval blockade against our country, we will see it as an act of war and respond with merciless self-defensive counter-measures as we have warned repeatedly", North Korean media said, also saying it would be a "big step" towards ...

Worldwide Snow expected to hamper Friday evening commute
Author: 0 Snow expected to hamper Friday evening commute

The Winter Weather Advisory posted for coastal Rhode Island, southeast MA and the Cape and the Islands runs through midnight. The heaviest accumulations - 2-3 inches - are forecast to the northeast of Baltimore, in eastern Baltimore County and the southern half of Harford County.

Worldwide Four Hydro One Employees Killed in Helicopter Crash
Author: 0 Four Hydro One Employees Killed in Helicopter Crash

Tina Hunt of the OPP said. Kim Clayton, whose family rents the property where the crash occurred, said, "Hydro crews have been working on the power lines near our property for the past week and a half and the helicopter has been working in the area for the past week, so I heard it all week".

Worldwide Trump judicial nominee fumbles basic questions about the law
Author: 0 Trump judicial nominee fumbles basic questions about the law

John Kennedy (R-LA) is nearly unbearable to watch, as Petersen tells the committee that he is unfamiliar with many standards and rules for judges and caselaw for the position he's seeking to hold. "The idea is to get these things out of the way before the jury is impaneled, and to make sure the judge has some time to think about the issues instead of having to rule on the spot", said Richard Marcus, a law professor at the University of California Hastings.

Worldwide Aarushi case: Servant Hemraj's wife moves Supreme Court against Talwar's acquittal
Author: 0 Aarushi case: Servant Hemraj's wife moves Supreme Court against Talwar's acquittal

The Allahabad HC had cited that the findings of the Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) have no credibility and in its 273 page judgement, the court had also slammed the agency for cooking up the evidence , as they couldn't find any. Arushi and domestic help Hemraj were found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Talwar's residence in Noida's Jalvayu Vihar on May 16, 2008. It pointed out that as Hemraj's body was recovered from the terrace of the Noida house, and there were ...

Worldwide What Kate Middleton Gave The Queen For Christmas
Author: 0 What Kate Middleton Gave The Queen For Christmas

In the past, the Queen allegedly purchased the puddings from Fortnum and Mason - the official royal grocer - but has since opted for the more budget-friendly Tesco's . Their menu and traditions revealed. When it comes to gifting each other presents the royal family lay out their presents on trestle tables and will exchange their gifts at teatime on Christmas Eve.

Worldwide Donald Trump brands FBI's Russian Federation investigation a 'DEMOCRAT HOAX' in furious outburst
Author: 0 Donald Trump brands FBI's Russian Federation investigation a 'DEMOCRAT HOAX' in furious outburst

But Flores told Politico that Rosenstein had consulted with the inspector general, who "determined that he had no objection to the department's providing the material to the Congressional committees that had requested it". Prosecutorial investigations like the special counsel's are rarely about the truth. Trump spoke as he left the White House for a speech at the Federal Bureau of Investigation training academy in Quantico, Va.

Worldwide Kentucky state lawmaker kills himself after denying sexual misconduct allegations
Author: 0 Kentucky state lawmaker kills himself after denying sexual misconduct allegations

By Thursday, many were offering messages of sympathy while acknowledging Johnson's complex life. In a reference to Johnson's penchant for calling himself "pope", titled " The Pope's Long Con: A Kentucky preacher-turned-politician's web of lies", also cast doubt on his story of heroics in NY immediately after 9/11 as well as possible insurance fraud dating from the 1980s.

Worldwide Man with knife shot by police at Amsterdam Airport
Author: 0 Man with knife shot by police at Amsterdam Airport

It is not being treated as a terror incident, police added. "The suspect in the incident is a 29-year-old man from The Hague ", police said in a tweet. Police were seen swarming towards a Starbucks coffee outlet before shots were fired. It was unclear why the man threatened police. "Trains are running again, and planes are departing from the airport", Muller said .

Worldwide Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming government
Author: 0 Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming government

Martin Schulz, chairman of the SPD, announced the decision at a press conference after a meeting of the party's executive committee, saying the talks would begin at the end of January in an open and constructively manner. The SPD is wary about hastily renewing its partnership with the conservatives after it suffered a stinging defeat in September's elections. Forming a government could take longer still, even as much of the continent looks to Germany for leadership on euro zone governance ...

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