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Memo wars: When secrets get out, what happens next?

The United States government holds tight to its classified information. Consider this: The last US secret documents from the World War I era were not declassified until 2011. They dealt with the ingredients and methods for producing invisible ink of such high quality it could be used by spies. It took a century until technological advances rendered the old recipe obsolete, then-CIA Director Leon Panetta said at the time. Given that culture of official secrecy, some current and former US intelligence and law enforcement officers find it surprising, even shocking,…

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Olympic norovirus outbreak is a sticky problem

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has a sticky mess to tackle with an outbreak of norovirus right before the Winter Olympics opens. The IOC said it was isolating 1,200 people handling security for the PyeongChang Olympics and distributing leaflets about preventing infection after 41 security guards were hospitalized with vomiting. South Korea has moved military troops in to handle security in the interim. Any large gatherings of people — and the Olympics are…

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Russia begins DEPORTING North Korean workers in reluctant crackdown

Russia has begun ordering Kim Jong-un’s workers home in line with harsh new sanctions introduced last December by the UN Security Council.  The move was confirmed today by the country’s ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora.  He said Russia had agreed to send workers home but argued it is a serious “blow” to the country’s economy.  The Far East of the country, the region closest to North Korea, will be hit particularly hard as it is home to some 12,000 migrant workers from the hermit state.  Mr Matsegora said: “This…

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In Democrats' strategic strike against gerrymandering, Holder leads the charge

There’s no doubt that Democrats are energized for this November’s midterm elections. But there’s more at stake than just the partisan control of state and federal offices for the next few years. Democrats are laying plans for a political reset – and, they hope, a more level playing field – with an impact that would reach all the way to 2031. Leading the charge is a perhaps-unlikely figure: Eric Holder, attorney general under former President Barack Obama. With Mr. Obama’s help, he’s tackling the seemingly dry issue of redistricting, the…

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Entertainment 

Star Wars Han Solo movie: Harrison Ford takes aim – What he REALLY thinks of star & script

The first trailers finally arrived over Super Bowl weekend. Fans are overwhelming happy with what they have seen so far, but many still express reservations of teh casting of Alden as one of teh most famous characters in movie history. What little we saw of his version of Han Solo hasn’t helped. It is impossible to tell if this will be an audacious triumph or another reason for hardcore fans to berate Disney. Only one man really has the right to speak out just yet and a new article just…

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Newsweek in ‘disarray’ as journalists and ad dollars leave

The Newsweek Media Group is reeling. Senior journalists are leaving the company and advertisers are cutting ties after allegations of fraud, a raid by the Manhattan district attorney’s office and the firing of top editors at the publication who had been investigating the company. On Wednesday, Newsweek’s head of sales, Ed Hannigan, resigned. The company, which owns Newsweek as well as the International Business Times, has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad commitments since reports emerged that it bought traffic in order to hit business goals, a senior…

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EU trade war: Brussels DEMANDS compensation from USA in solar panel row

Documents filed by Brussels with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) today say Germany was a major exporter of the renewable energy technology to the US.  But it says the harsh fees imposed by President Trump’s administration had damaged trade. In its claim, the EU insists the steep tariffs, which are part of Mr Trump’s ‘America First’ policy, broke WTO rules.  The latest complaint could be the start of a trade war the President will have to fight on multiple fronts following similar claims by China, Taiwan and South Korea, all…

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Lifestyle 

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018: Lais Ribeiro SIZZLES in raunchy gold bra video

Lais Riberio, 27, from Brazil, is set to be in the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 issue.  She shows off her incredible body in an Instagram video post where she writhes in front of the camera. Who is Lais Ribeiro and why is she famous? Lais Ribeiro is a 5ft 10 Brazilian model who has walked international catwalks. She has one son, born on May 17 2008, and is said to be dating basketball player Jared Homan. The gorgeous model is also a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and last year wore…

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Pakistani man sentenced to death over lynching of student falsely accused of blasphemy

Mashal Khan, a 25-year-old mass communications student, was mobbed and killed on campus after being falsely accused of blasphemy. 26 suspects were acquitted over his death which sparked outcry across the religiously conservative country. The 57 suspects on trial in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province included teachers and officials of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan. Mr Khan, a Muslim, was reportedly known for being keen to debate social, political and religious issues. He described himself as a humanist and had posters of Che Guevara and Karl Marx on his…

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