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New Puerto Rico Utility Head Faces Same Old Challenges

  Despite having new leadership, Puerto Rico’s electric utility may not be able to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that resulted in delayed work, recurrent blackouts, and over five-hundred-million dollars in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation. Two months after the hurricane devastated the island, authorities say that power has only been restored to 54 percent of the island. Ricardo Ramos, PREPA’s chief executive, stepped down unexpectedly last week, just days after congressional hearings on the restoration. New interim head Justo Gonzalez faces increasing pressure from the…

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Assad Pays Rare Visit To Russia

  Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran and a new round of Syria peace talks in Geneva. The Kremlin said in a statement released early Tuesday that the two leaders held bilateral talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi and then met with Russian military chiefs. Assad has only ventured outside his war-ravaged nation twice since the conflict began — both times to Russia. “I asked the Syrian president to stop by,” Putin told the Russian…

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Robert Mugabe Resigns As President, Ending Four Decades Of Power

On Tuesday, Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president, shortly following a parliamentary impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of his rule starting. Large celebrations broke out when Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced Mugabe’s resignation and suspended the impeachment procedure. The army seized power after Mugabe fired his vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in order to smooth a path to power for his wife Grace, known to her critics as “Gucci Grace” for her reputed fondness for luxury shopping. Mnangagwa is expected to take over as president following Mugabe’s resignation. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/-fkuWBARvOo/zimbabwes-mugabe-resigns-ending-four-decades-of-rule-idUSKBN1DK2O0…

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South Korea, Japan Support U.S. Decision To Designate North Korea As Sponsor To Terrorism

On Tuesday, South Korea and Japan welcomed a move by President Donald Trump to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, claiming that it would increase pressure on the rogue regime to halt its nuclear and missile programs. Announced on Monday, the designation allows the United States to impose more sanctions on North Korea, who has continued to pursue nuclear and missile programs in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions. North Korea has vowed to never give up its nuclear weapons program, which it claims…

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Russia’s Putin Meets With Assad To Renew Push For Syrian Peace Deal

Late on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to lay out the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria’s conflict now that Islamic State’s territorial caliphate has been overrun. Putin claimed that he would follow up his meeting with Assad by talks in the next 48 hours with international leaders who hold influence over the conflict, including U.S. President Donald Trump, the Saudi king, and the leaders of Iran and Turkey. On Wednesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,…

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Myanmar Hopes For Deal With Bangladesh To Return Rohingya Refugees

On Tuesday, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi said that she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe and voluntary return” of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh in the past three months. Since a counter-insurgency operations launched in August, it has driven over 600,000 Rohingya out of the Buddhist majority country. Suu Kyi told reporters in response to a question about human rights violations, “We can’t say whether it has happened or not. As a responsibility of the government,…

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Suu Kyi Doubts Allegations Of Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar

U.S. Senators say operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had “all the hallmarks” of ethnic cleansing. However, the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expressing doubts about allegations of human rights abuses. The U.S. Senate members said Tuesday they were disturbed by a “violent and disproportionate” security response to Rohingya militant attacks that have driven more than 600,000 people from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. According to Reuters, human rights monitors have accused Myanmar’s military of atrocities against the stateless Rohingya–including mass rape and the burning of…

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Former SNL Staffers Offer Al Franken Public Support

Despite Weekend Update‘s unflinching treatment of Saturday Night Live alum Al Franken over the weekend, the embattled Democratic senator from Minnesota is facing additional allegations of sexual misconduct. Even so, dozens of female SNL staffers who worked with Franken during his time on the show are offering their support to the senator and his family via a letter published in Tuesday’s Star Tribune. The letter, which was signed by 36 former SNL staffers, reads, “What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to…

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Newsweek Compares Donald Trump to Charles Manson

Newsweek compares Charles Manson with Donald Trump in an article all the while insisting it does no such thing. “Manson was able to speak in a way that engaged those who felt marginalized or alienated,” Newsweek’s Melissa Matthews contends  in an article titled “How Murderer Charles Manson and Donald Trump Used Language to Gain Followers.” She then quotes a former president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Mark Smaller, who tells her: “Our current president speaks in an emotional or affective way to large numbers of people in our country who…

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Iranian President Declares End To Islamic State

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of the so-called Islamic State militant group Tuesday. Rouhani said he wished to thank all the “warriors of Islam” for helping to “put an end to a group that did not bring anything for us but evil, misery, destruction, murder and savagery.” “The bulk of the work was done by the people and armies of Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and we helped them out of our religious and Islamic duty,” he said at the Fifth National Congress of the House of Farmers in…

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White House Goes To Supreme Court To Allow Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. The administration’s appeal to the top U.S. court argued that the latest travel ban differed from the previous orders “both in process and in substance” and that the differences showed it “is based on national-security and foreign-affairs objectives, not religious animus.” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/-6lXLBiNh00/white-house-asks-supreme-court-to-allow-full-travel-ban-idUSKBN1DL06N Home This video was produced by…

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NAFTA Nations Nearing Stalemate As Fifth Round Of Talks Ends

On Tuesday, negotiators from the US, Mexico, and Canada squared off for the final time in the fifth round of talks to negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, as talks of a stalemate swirl over a contentious proposal to ramp up regional content for autos. Mexican and Canadian officials and lobbyists claim that they will push back against US demands to raise the minimum threshold for NAFTA autos to 85 percent from 62.5 percent, as well as insisting that half the content is from the United States. The proposal…

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Rex Tillerson Accused of Violating Federal Law

At least a dozen U.S. State Department officials have accused Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers. According to a memo, Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he excluded the countries of Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers back in June. The child soldiers law, which was passed in 2008, currently includes the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Mali, Sudan, Syria and Yemen….

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Fox News Give TV Slot to Radio Host Mark Levin

Fox News has give a television time slot to controversial and conservative talk radio host Mark Levin. The show, called “Life, Liberty & Levin,” will premiere in late February and air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. In a statement, Levin says the program will feature guests who are “not necessarily prominent but people who are consequential in various fields.” He added to CNN Tuesday, “The format will be long-form interview, where we discuss philosophy, history, economics and the constitution as they relate to current events and the state of the…

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Chicago Passes Grim Murder, Shooting Milestone

Chicago has now passed an awful milestone. There has been at least 609 homicides recorded in the city as of early Monday. By this time last year, that number was 711. However, the number by this point in years prior was much lower. According to the Chicago Tribune, this is just the third time since 2003 the city has surpassed 600 homicides. Shootings are following the same trend. More than 32 hundred people have been shot in the city this year, compared to just more than 22 hundred by this…

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Almost 60,000 Haitians To Lose U.S. Deportation Protections

Nearly 60 thousand Haitians will lose temporary deportation protections. The Trump administration announced the grim news Monday. Haitians received deportation protections after an earthquake in 2010 leveled their country’s capital, and killed more than 200 thousand people. The magnitude-7 quake struck Haiti devastated the island’s infrastructure and left millions of people homeless. Those who fled the island and were granted Temporary Protected Status in the US will lose their protections on July 22nd 2019. https://www.buzzfeed.com/adolfoflores/haitians-deportation-protections?utm_term=4ldqpia Home This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com https://youtu.be/UcqKiVw3JJI …… … ……

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Canada, Mexico May Rebuff U.S. Over NAFTA Goals

Canada and Mexico plan to rebuff the United States over its demand for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules. Top officials made the announcement on Monday, as negotiations to renew the treaty bogged down with only a few months to go. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to quit NAFTA, which reshaped the continent’s auto sector over the past 23 years, unless major changes can be made to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States. Canadian and Mexican negotiators will address the U.S. auto demands on Tuesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/LErX4g3XKD8/canada-mexico-to-rebuff-u-s-over-nafta-goals-as-talks-bog-down-idUSKBN1DK0E9 Home This video…

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Other Countries Support U.S. Listing North Korea As A Terror Sponsor

on Tuesday, South Korea and Japan praised Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. The designation allows the U.S. to impose more sanctions on Pyongyang, which is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions. South Korea said it expected the listing to contribute to the peaceful denuclearization of the North. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also agreed with Trump’s decision. He said the move was in line with international efforts to bring the state to its senses….

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