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Tillerson: Sanctions 'Really Starting to Hurt' North Korea

Tillerson: Sanctions 'Really Starting to Hurt' North Korea

SUMMARY: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are “really starting to hurt” North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures.

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WEF 2018 co-haired entirely by women

WEF 2018 co-haired entirely by women

SUMMARY: For the first time in the 48-year history of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the 2018 summit in Davos, Switzerland will be chaired entirely by women.

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Kelly: Trump's border wall promise 'not informed,' may approve DACA plan with limits

Kelly: Trump's border wall promise 'not informed,' may approve DACA plan with limits

SUMMARY: Instead, Trump agreed that a few hundred additional miles of a border wall to add to the 600 miles already there would suffice.

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Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52: Interior Ministry

Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52: Interior Ministry

SUMMARY: ALMATY (Reuters) - Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in Kazakhstan’s north-western Aktau region, the country’s interior ministry said on Thursday.

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Bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52

Bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52

SUMMARY: A bus has caught fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry told regional media.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says to hold elections in four to five months

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says to hold elections in four to five months

SUMMARY: “Zimbabwe is going for elections in four to five months’ time and we have to preach peace, peace and peace because we know it is good for us and we have no doubt that we will have peaceful elections,” Mnangagwa was quoted as saying.

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North Korea hackers linked to cryptocurrency cyberattack on South Korea

North Korea hackers linked to cryptocurrency cyberattack on South Korea

SUMMARY: North Korean government-backed hackers are targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchange customers using similar tactics to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the WannaCry ransomware, a report has revealed.

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Chinese Q4 GDP: China reports fourth-quarter gross domestic product

Chinese Q4 GDP: China reports fourth-quarter gross domestic product

SUMMARY: China's economic growth likely slowed a tick last year as authorities cracked down on both debt-heavy and pollution-causing industries.

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AI is 'extremely disruptive'

AI is 'extremely disruptive'

SUMMARY: "But, for me, the big thing is the uncertainty we face because of AI, it could be extremely disruptive."

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Government shutdown: Republican leaders move toward funding bill vote

Government shutdown: Republican leaders move toward funding bill vote

SUMMARY: (CNN) House Republican leaders are moving toward a vote Thursday to avoid a shutdown, but as a new day dawns in Washington, it's still unclear if GOP leaders have enough support to keep the government open.

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Russia starts shipping S-400 air defense missile system to China: TASS cites source

Russia starts shipping S-400 air defense missile system to China: TASS cites source

SUMMARY: MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has started delivering its S-400 surface-to-air missile system to China under the terms of a contract signed in 2014, the TASS news agency cited an unnamed source in the Russian military-industrial complex as saying on Thursday.

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Cooper: Trump foils WH attempt to shift blame

Cooper: Trump foils WH attempt to shift blame

SUMMARY: As Congress and the White House work toward an immigration deal while trying to avoid a government shutdown, there is finger pointing on both sides over who's to blame for the delay.

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Tillerson to visit London, hopes to visit new embassy

Tillerson to visit London, hopes to visit new embassy

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he would make a one-day visit to Britain next week where he hoped to visit the new U.S. embassy.

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Tillerson: Evidence sanctions 'really starting to hurt' North Korea

Tillerson: Evidence sanctions 'really starting to hurt' North Korea

SUMMARY: “We are getting a lot of evidence that these sanctions are really starting to hurt,” Tillerson said, citing intelligence and anecdotal evidence from defectors.

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Ex-assistant to Goldman Sachs president David Solomon arrested for stealing $1.2 million in wine

Ex-assistant to Goldman Sachs president David Solomon arrested for stealing $1.2 million in wine

SUMMARY: "For example, in October 2016, De-Meyer stole from [Solomon] seven bottles of DRC wine that the victim had previously purchased for $133,650."

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Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force

SUMMARY: The PKK is considered a terrorist group by the European Union, Turkey and the United States.

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Google and Singapore's Temasek to invest in Go-Jek

Google and Singapore's Temasek to invest in Go-Jek

SUMMARY: Google, KKR, Warburg and Temasek declined to comment.

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Tillerson says U.S. has no intention to build border force in Syria

Tillerson says U.S. has no intention to build border force in Syria

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, Turkey said it would not hesitate to take action in Afrin district and other regions across the border in Syria unless the United States withdrew support for the force.

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North Korea’s Olympic move a chance for U.S. talks, analyst says

North Korea’s Olympic move a chance for U.S. talks, analyst says

SUMMARY: DiMaggio, who recently met with North Korean officials, including top diplomat Choe Son Hui in Moscow, said the weapons are also being used to strengthen the North Korean negotiation position.

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Old hands in South Korea bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

Old hands in South Korea bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SUMMARY: Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent.

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