5 things for October 18: ISIS, politics, Russia, travel ban, NFL

October 19, 2017

(CNN)There’s a way you can save lives just by going on vacation. You’ll need to bring an extra suitcase, though. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 2. Politics There’s a bipartisan deal “in principle” to restore the Obamacare subsidies that President…

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North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister

September 28, 2017

(CNN)North Korea could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump’s threats of military action, the country’s foreign minister has warned. The forceful rhetoric from Pyongyang came after Trump threatened to”totally destroy” North Korea in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Trump tweeted Friday that Kim was “obviously a madman” who would be “tested like never before.” Trump at…

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Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

September 27, 2017

Bitcoin tumbled the most since July after China’s central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales. The Read more: The Chinese ICO crackdown — a Gadfly column ICOs are digital token sales that have seen unchecked growth over the past year, raising threat to their reign….

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North Korea launches missile over Japan

September 21, 2017

( CNN) In a major evidence of provocation to the international community, North koreans fuelled a tomahawk missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Friday. North Korean state media has already been to cite the launch, but a commentary are presented in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper Friday said “no matter how strong the pressure is, it doesn’t is currently working on us.” The weapon that acquires N. Korea more…

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Tillerson dials back rhetoric after Trump’s North Korea ‘fire and fury’ threats

August 29, 2017

(CNN)US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sought to allay fears of a military confrontation with North Korea after President Donald Trump warned he could unleash “fire and fury” on the pariah state. Why does North Korea hate the US? His unscheduled remarks, on a flight out of the region early Wednesday, appeared designed to dial back the unprecedented rhetoric from Trump. In comments that were significantly more incendiary than…

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Trump administration dismisses climate change advisory panel

August 28, 2017

(CNN)The Trump administration has fired another shot at the scientific community, this time dismantling a federal advisory committee on climate change. “On behalf of the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), I am writing to inform you that per the terms of the charter the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (Committee) will expire on August 20, 2017,” the email read. “The…

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US detects ‘highly unusual’ North Korean submarine activity

August 26, 2017

Washington (CNN)The US military has detected “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of North Korean submarine activity and evidence of an “ejection test” in the days following Pyongyang’s second intercontinental ballistic missile launch this month, a defense official told CNN on Monday. Carried out on land at Sinpo Naval Shipyard, Sunday’s ejection test is the third time this month — and fourth this year — that North Korea has conducted a…

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Trump promises North Korea ‘fire and fury’ over nuke threat

August 24, 2017

Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump problem an extraordinary ultimatum to North koreans on Tuesday advising Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or they will “face fire and fury like the world has never seen, ” during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. North Korea have all along maintained it wants nuclear weapons and long-range missiles in order to…

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Unlearning the myth of American innocence

August 24, 2017

The long read: When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what I would…

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