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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) ― Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source. The Games’ systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had […]

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PYEONGCHANG, Feb 11 (Reuters) – U.S. broadcaster NBC apologized to South Korea’s winter Games organizing committee on Sunday after a commentator offended locals during coverage of the opening ceremony by straying into the sensitive issue of Japan-South Korean relations. Former journalist Joshua Cooper Ramo, working as an analyst for NBC, said on-air during the Pyeongchang […]

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Flickr / Papas DosThe Saratov Airlines airplane crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday. MOSCOW (Reuters) – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members […]

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KUWAIT (Reuters) – Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international conference on Monday. Donors and investors have gathered in Kuwait this week to discuss efforts to rebuild Iraq’s economy and infrastructure as it emerges from a devastating […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – All flights to and from London’s City Airport were cancelled on Monday after an unexploded World War Two bomb was found in the River Thames at George V Dock, the airport said. Police said the ordnance was found during work at the airport on Sunday and they set up a 200-meter exclusion […]

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Australia has marked 10 years since the Parliament apologized to its indigenous peoples for the decades-long policy of forced removal of children, known as the stolen generations. But a recent update to the government’s strategy to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders shows the country is still lagging in key areas. On […]

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s “Rainbow Nation.” The decision by the ruling party’s national executive came in […]

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A suspected poacher was found dead last week after being killed and partially eaten by lions, according to reports out of South Africa. The victim was attacked on Friday night. His remains were discovered on Saturday at a private game reserve near Kruger National Park, Sky News reported. “It seems the victim was poaching in […]

Abdul El-Sayed

Abdul El-Sayed Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed is, in many ways, a perfect avatar of the current progressive movement. He is a youthful, witty, 33-year old Muslim doctor running for the highest office in a Rust Belt state that President Donald Trump won in 2016. One can easily imagine him in a comic book about […]

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JASON REDMOND via Getty Images With the Super Bowl now behind us, America eagerly awaits the next big event: the announcement of the winner in Jeff Bezos’ contest to determine which combination of state and local governments is prepared to give him the most money to be home to Amazon’s new headquarters. Narrowed from a […]