President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

(CNN)In President Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” he writes about how important it is to know one’s market, to study hard. He wrote that he likes to gather as many disparate opinions and views about a potential real estate deal as he can before making any final decisions about how it will affect a given area or neighborhood. So it was a bit surprising to hear him say in an interview Thursday night that he expects south Korea to reimburse the United States …

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How the LAPD has changed 25 years after the riots

April 29, 2017

… black man, by two officers in south LA sparked furious protests. The Police Commission found that one of the officers violated the department’s policy on using deadly force in the shooting, but the Los Angeles District Attorney did not file charges in the case. “The LAPD still has a disturbingly high kill rate,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Roundtable. The department’s efforts at transparency were also brought into question this week, as …

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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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An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody’s happy

April 26, 2017

(CNN)A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project. But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate — and not for the usual political reasons. Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had …

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Is a US-North Korea war imminent?

April 26, 2017

… in south Korea practiced evacuating the country in case of an attack last year. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Trump and China: What’s at stake? Analysts say all sides believe a full-scale conventional war would be devastating and not serve anybody’s ultimate interests. Incidents in the recent past — including the 2010 sinking of a south Korean warship and the 2014 shelling of a south Korean island — haven’t led to war on the Korean …

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The seats that could decide the election – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… Conservative/Labour fight took place almost exclusively in the battleground seats. Recent elections have seen poor returns for the Conservatives in the north-east of England but it’s a part of the country that voted strongly for Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May hopes her focus on the issue will help them gain seats. Labour-held Middlesbrough south and Cleveland East is a good example. Its voters backed Brexit and there’s a considerable pool of almost 7,000 voters who went …

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Why Staffordshire oatcakes are being eaten in Arizona – BBC News

April 22, 2017

The local “superfans” Image copyright PA Image caption Oatcakes were produced in the “traditional way” at Hanley’s Hole in the Wall Michael even got his neighbours hooked, such is his love of them. Another superfan, Jan Lacey, from Kidsgrove, says she takes oatcakes on holidays to Cornwall – including for family members living in the south West. She passed on her love of the “Tunstall tortilla” by weaning her now 28-year-old son on …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… its southern border that could send millions of refugees flooding into China and potentially risk bringing a US military presence to China’s borders. Earlier this year, China called on the US and North Korea to give up something to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The US, along with south Korea, should suspend annual military exercises that antagonize North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang halting its nuclear program, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in early March. …

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British and Irish Lions tour 2017: All you need to know

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Four nations, one rugby team. One goal — to win a Test series against the mighty All Blacks of New Zealand. The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is approaching, one of the most anticipated events in world rugby. It happens every four years, and the privileged players to be selected for this summer’s party are set to be announced Wednesday. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

April 18, 2017

… strategy is all that different from previous administrations — which for the last quarter century have failed to stop his nuclear march. “The era of strategic patience is over,” Vice President Mike Pence told CNN’s Dana Bash during an exclusive interview on a trip to south Korea Monday. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST …

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Eating Korea: 10 of South Korea’s most delicious dishes

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Graham Holliday has made a career out of eating. The author of “Eating Viet Nam” recently published a new book, this time chronicling his culinary adventures through south Korea. “Eating Korea: Reports on a Culinary Renaissance” explores the country’s rich food history and evolving contemporary culinary scene. Mid-morning, a line forms outside small, family-run Okya restaurant inside the Sin-Sijang market in the central-eastern city of Andong. …

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US sends newest F-35 stealth fighters to Europe

April 17, 2017

… Navy’s fleet. Marine Corps F-35Bs began their first overseas deployment earlier this year when they were dispatched to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan. That deployment was seen as the US bolstering allies in Japan and south Korea with the latest US high-tech combat hardware. The Air Force emphasized a similar line with the weekend deployment to Britain. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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VP Pence heads to Asia-Pacific amid North Korean posturing

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Amid increasing tension with North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to south Korea Saturday, on a scheduled trip as part of his first official visit to the Asia-Pacific region. The trip comes at a critical moment for the Trump administration and US allies, after escalated posturing from North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and growing concerns that the country may mark its most important holiday on Saturday with its sixth nuclear test. Along with his visit to Seoul, the vice …

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Trump’s saber-rattling is North Korea’s propaganda dream come true

April 13, 2017

… administrations have been attacking those countries who haven’t gotten nuclear weapons, and the Trump administration is no different from previous US governments in pinpointing those non-nuclear states,” a North Korean official told CNN. Pyongyang fears that if it was not nuclear armed, it would suffer the same fate as Syria and plunge into chaos and civil war. Relative calm south of the border, the situation is much different. On Tuesday, officials sought to reassure south …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… bringing hail, high winds and soaking rains. In southwestern Georgia, a tornado up to a mile and a half wide was seen. Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Atlanta, quarter size hail was reported in Alabama and Kentucky, and flooding was seen throughout Columbia, south Carolina. As the storms barreled through, several states were given tornado watches or warnings. Is that the same thing? (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JENNIFER GRAY, CNN METEOROLOGIST: When severe weather strikes, one of the most common …

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US takes turn atop UN Security Council

April 4, 2017

United Nations (CNN)Some pundits predict United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will one day run for president, but for a month, at least, she will be — of the 15-nation UN Security Council. Ambassadors take up the post each month, and April fell to Haley. While the former south Carolina Governor, who so far has been outspoken in her brief tenure in New York, said she is supposed to remain somewhat guarded as the leader of the 15-nation council, she told a packed news conference Monday …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… cabanas. It’s also a great place for water sports — expert south African instructors offer wakeboarding and wakesurfing lessons in the calm waters right off the beach. Kempinski One of your few chances in the Middle East to wake up with a penguin. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Not only is this five-star hotel a shopper’s dream (it’s attached to Mall of the Emirates), it looks out onto the most bizarre scene in the desert — Ski Dubai, one of the largest manmade ski …

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Koh Samui Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Gazing on the developing island of today: Five-star hotels. Upmarket dining scene. Plentiful shopping. While the isle’s built-up northern and eastern coasts increasingly cater to the tourists, in the south and west locals still stick to the simple life, and traditions that brought backpackers on rickety fishing boats from the mainland to this island paradise in the first place. Sheraton Samui Resort …

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So Paulo: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)With all there is to see and do in south America’s largest city, the sheer size of the metropolis often stuns the uninitiated visitor. Don’t despair — getting to the locations that showcase the best of So Paulo isn’t as hard as it might seem. While you’re in Brazil anyway … Rio de Janeiro: Insider Travel Guide …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 24, 2017

… of conversation. With red and blue tape blocking off every road in the immediate vicinity, commuters struggle to find an alternative route home. Many are on their phones typing text messages or checking in with calls to loved ones. Otherwise the streets are eerily silent. As dusk falls on London, we make our way across Lambeth Bridge at the other end of the Westminster area. It’s the only place nearby that we are able to cross the river to the south. Police at the bridge say they …

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Dakota Access Pipeline vandalized before it comes online

March 22, 2017

… department is running extra patrols near the site and six others, which are fenced in. The company believes the vandalism occurred between March 3 and 13, the sheriff said. There was a similar incident in south Dakota. Chief Deputy Chad Brown of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office told an energy reporter for the Duluth (North Dakota) News Tribune that someone apparently used a torch on a pipe at a valve site near Sioux Falls. The incident happened between March 15 and 17, Brown told the …

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Plug the leaks and stop blaming Russians for Clinton’s loss

March 21, 2017

… Chris Stewart, R-Utah, referred to those who leak classified information as “cowards.” And Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-south Carolina, then stressed that the unauthorized dissemination of classified information is punishable by a felony of up to 10 years in prison. If nothing else comes of these hearings, members of Congress need to push for identifying and prosecuting those who leak classified information. Even though the hearings today may have put to rest some of the issues, they also …

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Confederate Flag Appears Outside NCAA Tournament In South Carolina

March 20, 2017

A Confederate flag was hoisted up a flagpole attached to a car near two NCAA tournament games in south Carolina on Sunday, just two years after the state was permitted to host the sporting events thanks to the flags removal from state grounds. In addition to the large flag that was seen waving near Greenvilles Bon Secours Wellness Arena where the mens games were taking place, protesters were seen carrying the flag on the streets below. People tend to mistake this for a race thing. Its not …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… since investigative efforts placed Elizabeth and teacher Tad Cummins in Decatur, Alabama, about 70 miles south of Culleoka. State investigators have received 250 tips, from 24 states, including California, but none has helped them locate the girl. Elizabeth Thomas: The 15-year-old has light brown or blond hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings. Tad Cummins: The 50-year-old has brown hair, …

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