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Katy Perry banned from China as Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show continues to crumble

Posted on 17 November 2017

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai is disintegrating faster than a cheap lace thong. Katy Perry, who was set to perform, has now been banned from China indefinitely — along with a host of top models, including Gigi Hadid — after being booked in advance for Monday’s big event. Sources exclusively told Page Six on Thursday that the “Swish Swish” singer had tried applying ...

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House Passes Tax Bill, as Does Senate Panel

Posted on 17 November 2017

WASHINGTON — With 227 Republican votes, the House passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades on Thursday, taking a significant leap forward as lawmakers seek to enact $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for businesses and individuals and deliver the first major legislative achievement of President Trump’s tenure.The swift approval came two weeks after the bill was unveiled, without ...

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Inside the Truce Village Where a North Korean Soldier Defected

Posted on 16 November 2017

A North Korean defector on Monday made a bold dash through gunfire across a stretch of the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea: The Joint Security Area in the so-called truce village of Panmunjom.It’s the only place in the demilitarized zone — the fortified no-man’s land that spans the width of the Korean Peninsula, acting as a buffer — where soldiers from th ...

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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

Posted on 16 November 2017

After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. It far surpassed Picasso’s “Women of Algiers,” which fetched $179.4 million at Christie’s in May 2015. The buyer was not immediately disclose ...

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UCLA players back in Los Angeles after shoplifting arrests in China

Posted on 15 November 2017

MANILA/LOS ANGELES — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case. The players landed at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Shanghai Tuesday evening, their heads down. The three – LiAngelo ...

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Moore quotes the Bible, dismisses claims during address to church crowd

Posted on 15 November 2017

JACKSON, Ala. — Taking the pulpit at a Baptist revival at a south Alabama church, Republican Roy Moore quoted lengthy Bible passages and made only passing reference to the allegations against him of sexual misconduct with teenagers. The former judge found a brief refuge from the political firestorm and the calls from national Republicans in elected office for him to drop out of the Alab ...

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Sanctions Hitting North Korea Hard As Trump Tours Asia

Posted on 07 November 2017

Sanctions that are crippling the North Korean economy could intensify if President Donald Trump succeeds in one of his overarching goals for his current trip through several Asian countries. The President’s top priority during his current Asia tour is to strengthen international resolve to denuclearize North Korea, a senior White House official told reporters on Nov. 5. President ...

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Trump Praises Military in Japan, Sends Warning to Tyrants

Posted on 07 November 2017

President Donald Trump praised American airmen and Marines, as well as Japan’s Self-Defense Force, during a visit to the Yokota Air Base in Japan on Nov. 5. Trump also issued a stark warning against dictators and other regimes not to underestimate America’s resolve. “Together with our allies, America’s warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched cap ...

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Saudi King Arrests 11 Princes, Including Twitter’s 2nd Biggest Shareholder

Posted on 06 November 2017

The king of Saudi Arabia arrested 11 princes and 38 ministers on Saturday, Nov. 4. Those arrested include billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, who owns the second largest share of stock in Twitter Inc., and Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the head of the Saudi national guard, Middle East Eye reported. The arrests amount to a major power shuffle in Saudi Arabia ahead of a plann ...

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President Trump Responds to Texas Shooting

Posted on 06 November 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has responded to the mass shooting in a small town in southeast Texas. Tweeting from Japan, where he is on a 12-day, five-country Asian trip, President Trump said he was monitoring the situation. “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.”At least 20 peo ...