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Quake hits Gulf of California, Mexico says no damage reported

Friday  21:31,   19 january 2018
Reuters

Mexican authorities said there were no immediate reports of damage and ruled out a tsunami risk from an earthquake that struck in the Gulf of California on Friday.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured at 6.3 magnitude, after initially[...]

If Assad Retakes Syria, China May Be The Biggest Winner

Friday  19:37,   19 january 2018
Newsweek

China's long-term global economic and security goals fit in line with a victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.China's rise on the global stage is nothing new, of course, but October's Communist Party Congress shed light on just how[...]

2 prison guards attacked in Corsica jail, 4 inmates arrested

Friday  19:36,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

Two prison guards were attacked Friday by four inmates on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica as prison guards across the country protested working conditions, the Penitentiary Administration said. The guards were hospitalized in serious[...]

Hamza Bin Laden Attacks Saudi Arabia In New Video

Friday  16:40,   19 january 2018
Newsweek

<p>Hamza bin Laden, the son of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, renewed his call for Saudi Arabia’s monarchy to be overthrown in a video released Thursday.</p>Load[...]

Could Taliban finally return to Afghan peace talks? Obstacles abound

Friday  16:06,   19 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Exploratory meetings in Pakistan between a high-level Taliban delegation and a representative of a prominent Afghan politician have fueled speculation of a revival of long-stalled talks on ending Afghanistan's 16-year war that kills[...]

Germany has a shortage of workers. Can refugees help?

Friday  16:06,   19 january 2018
CNN

Germany employers are tapping into a new source of talent: The hundreds of thousands of refugees who came to Germany in the last few years.There's a shortage of more than 1 million skilled workers, and the problem is particularly acute in the tech[...]

No reason why I can't rule Catalonia remotely, former leader says

Friday  14:40,   19 january 2018
Reuters

<p>The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he was perfectly eligible to be re-elected as regional president and there was no reason why he couldn't rule the Spanish region remotely from self-imposed exile in Brussels.</p>The[...]

Russian student injures six in an ax attack at his school

Friday  14:07,   19 january 2018
Reuters

A Russian teenager attacked a group of younger students with an ax, injuring six people, before setting his school on fire, investigators said on Friday. Russia's Investigative Committee said the attacker, a ninth-grader, attacked a group of[...]

Turkey says Syria offensive 'de facto' underway

Friday  14:07,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the[...]

Troops, cameras, radiation: China preps for N. Korea crisis

Friday  11:41,   19 january 2018
AFP

China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis. Bellicose rhetoric between Washington and[...]

China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

Friday  11:41,   19 january 2018
Reuters

Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades. [...]

Russia, US spar on Iran, North Korea, Syria

Friday  09:40,   19 january 2018
CNN

The UN Security Council meeting was supposed to be about confidence-building in an age of widening nuclear proliferation. However, the session featured once again a big power showdown between Russia and the United States. The UN Security Council [...]

Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

Friday  09:37,   19 january 2018
Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany. Russian state television showed Putin[...]

Man fools officers with car made of snow, gets fake parking ticket

Friday  09:37,   19 january 2018
CBS News

Simon Laprise sculpted a life-size model of a DeLorean DMC-12 in the middle of a local snow removal zone and posted images onlineA man in Canada and local police had a good laugh after the Montreal resident fooled officers with a full-size car made[...]

Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murder

Friday  04:00,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>Malaysia's high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing[...]