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U.S. President Donald Trump Boasts how He Lied to Canada’s Prime Minister

– WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump admitted to making up information when he told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the United States has a trade deficit with Canada − even though he had no idea if that was true. Then, he claimed to have subsequently discovered his fib was correct and the United States has […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May Expels 23 Russian Diplomats

– LONDON – Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chilly level not seen since the Cold War as Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 diplomats, severed high-level contacts and vowed both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy. Russia said it would respond soon to […]

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Duterte Withdrawing Philippines from International Criminal Court

– MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday that his country is withdrawing its ratification of the treaty that created the International Criminal Court, where he is facing a possible complaint over thousands of suspects killed in his anti-drug crackdown. Critics expressed shock at Duterte’s decision, saying he was trying to escape accountability and […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking Has Dies at Age 74

– LONDON  – Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old. Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

US President Donald Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

– WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, in a major staff reshuffle just as Trump dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea. Trump announced the change in a tweet early Tuesday just four hours after […]

March 13th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Sixteen Teachers Take Up Arms Training in Ellis County, Texas

– ELLIS COUNTY, Texas – With her sight set, teacher Kim Raney in North Texas is preparing for the worst case scenario. “It’s scary sometimes. We do our best to have security at our schools, but you never know what’s going to happen,” said Ms Raney. She was one of 16 teachers at the Strategic […]

March 12th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Critics Silenced Ahead of President Xi Jinping’s Rise to Mao Zedong Status

– BEIJING – The day China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn’t sleep. So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a social media post urging the party to remember the history of unchecked one-man rule […]

March 10th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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