How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… you units that haven’t gotten the memo, but now there real investigations. Now there is an inspector general. Now the police commission has some tools. It has some power. And the LAPD has accepted civilian rule.” “That’s an entirely different scenario than the one we faced in the Rodney King days,” Rice said. “This is not your grandfather’s LAPD.” More than 60% of the department was white when residents rioted in 1992. Today, it’s just …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

… I’ve established a very good personal relationship with President Xi. And I really feel that he is doing everything in his power to help us with a big situation, so I wouldn’t want to be causing difficulty right now for him,” he said, referring to the increasingly tense standoff with Pyongyang. Early diplomatic snafu Shortly after his election, as President-elect, Trump had a 10-minute phone conversation with Tsai, a move that angered Beijing and upended decades-long US …

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The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the blocks around him, Lee could smell the fires burning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Where are the police? Where are the police?” Lee whispered over and over from his rooftop perch. Lee would not see law enforcement for three days — only …

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Venezuela says it will split from OAS as unrest continues

April 27, 2017

… emergency.” The country’s economic woes are rooted in falling oil prices, plummeting currency rates, power struggles within the government, the looming possibility of default and ongoing food shortages. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Venezuela asks UN for help as medicine shortages grow severe What is the OAS? The OAS, in its current form, came into being in 1948 and aims to promote …

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Bride of ISIS: From ‘happily ever after’ to hell

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their “happily ever after” through a Muslim dating site. Fast forward four years — and three husbands – and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

… emissions standpoint, the official added. I have no idea. JIM WATSON/Getty Images The EPA asked a federal appeals court to delay arguments over a rule that prevents coal-fired power plants from releasing toxic chemicals, including mercury, lead, arsenic and other pollutants, into the environment. In its court filing, the agency said it wants to first review the regulation as prior positions taken by the Agency may not necessarily reflect its ultimate conclusions after that review is …

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… is obviously important to Indonesia because it is still a major power and the largest destination for its exports, as well as an important source of investment and technology. This is consistent of course with the US administration’s priority on win-win bilateral deals. We got a hint of what the US means by win-win from Pence’s speech at a business forum in Indonesia. Amid the signing of business deals amounting to $10 billion, Pence reiterated that the US remains …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

… parliament. In other words, the high-stakes drama doesn’t end when this election does. For the rest of Europe We look forward to September when Germany holds elections. Chancellor Angela Merkel — who many now consider the most powerful woman in the world — faces the real possibility of defeat for her stance on taking in refugees. She’s been in power for an astonishing 11 years. But she herself has admitted that her immigration policy has hurt her party. More …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… MUST WATCH Trump: North Korea pushed off by past presidents “China firmly opposes any words or actions that would escalate rivalry and tension,” Lu said. US President Donald Trump has been pressing China to rein in North Korea, suggesting that doing so could ease US-China relations over trade and other issues. Experts point out that China also wants to prevent North Korea from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power — and certainly wants to prevent a war on …

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Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

April 20, 2017

… similar size and population for decades, running police states that use brute force to crush dissent. Dr. Leonid Petrov, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, notes that while Syria and North Korea are not ideologically aligned, both have “hereditary dynastical lines which control their respective countries with fear and repression.” Hafez al-Assad seized power in 1970 in a bloodless coup by military leaders, and for 29 years he dominated Syrian life …

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In Ankara, celebrations for Erdogan mask a Turkish schism

April 17, 2017

… power. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH The opposition has called for a partial recount of about 37% of the votes, according to Erdal Aksunger of the CHP. As the opposition raged against the electoral board, the atmosphere at the victory rally remained steadfast in their support for their leader, with tones echoing the rhetoric of Erdogan’s nationalist, conservative case that’s dealt an increasingly authoritative hand to dissenting voices since a …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… of gratitude as well to the emergency services and their rapid response to the attack on Friday. So, people are laying flowers on police cars for example with cards saying, “We’re proud of what you did.” Max Foster, CNN, Stockholm, Sweden. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: The U.S. government now says it’s a priority to remove Syria’s leader from power. That’s a significant change for the Trump administration. It previously did not prioritize the ouster of Syrian …

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