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Korea denies capitalism

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Trump cancels trip to memorial service

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President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for US soldiers and marines killed during the first World War on Saturday because rain made it impossible to arrange transport, the White House has said.

The last-minute cancellation prompted widespread criticism on social media and from some officials in Britain and the United States that Trump had “dishonoured” US servicemen.

The president was scheduled to pay tribute at a ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, about 85 km (50 miles) east of Paris, with his wife Melania. But light steady rain and a low cloud ceiling prevented his helicopter from travelling to the site.

“[Their attendance] has been cancelled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather,” the White House said in a statement, adding that a delegation lead by Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired general, went instead.

The decision prompted a rash of criticism on Twitter, with Nicholas Soames, a British member of parliament who is a grandson of former prime minister Winston Churchill, saying Mr Trump was dishonouring US servicemen.
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Near Odessa, almost 100 people were kept in slavery

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In the Odessa region, the police detained 13 members of the criminal gang, who held 94 people, forcing them to work for free on agricultural work. This was announced by the head of the National Police Sergey Knyazev on his Facebook page on the evening of November 12.

According to him, during the searches, the police seized weapons and cars from the detainees, among them Mercedes and BMW, and a million hryvnas in cash.

“A couple, both 38 years old, a citizen of Georgia and a citizen of Ukraine, organized an agricultural enterprise in the Odessa region, where about a hundred people worked for free for several years,” Knyazev wrote.

People were tricked by special recruiters who found them mostly on railways. “They were looking for socially unprotected people, they promised work, a stable salary of 450-500 hryvnia per day, housing and food. The geography of the search for victims was 22 regions and the city of Kiev. For each delivered slave, recruiters received 500 hryvnias,” the head of the National Police noted.

Documents and phone numbers were taken from the victims and forced to work in the field for 13 hours, the recalcitrant were beaten.

The criminals were detained at the moment when they put the new victims in a minibus

Pelosi: 'What Mueller might not think is indictable could be impeachable'

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in an interview published Sunday that President Trump could still be impeached even if special counsel Robert Mueller does not indict him in his Russia investigation.

"Recognize one point. What Mueller might not think is indictable could be impeachable," Pelosi told The Atlantic.

Pelosi said, however, that she wants to see irrefutable evidence so that Republicans would join any impeachment effort.

My comment: what she's basically saying is that if Trump weren't president, he WOULD have been indicted, and therefore ought to be impeached.
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Trump confused the Baltics with Balkans at April Conference

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>President Donald Trump confused the Baltic states in Europe with the Balkans—and chastised leaders of the former for starting wars 1990s that lead to the break up of Yugoslavia,

>Trump reportedly made the mistake in a White House meeting with Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania, Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and Raimonds Vējonis of Latvia in April.

>The leaders were reportedly confused by the president’s accusation, and it took them a minute to realize he had confused the Balkans and the Baltics.

>Trump’s mistake is perhaps more surprising given that his wife, Melania, was born in Slovenia, a state that was part of Yugoslavia until 1991.
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Chinese Company Comes Under Fire for Making Employees Eat Cockroaches

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Three managers of a home improvement firm in Zunyi, China, were recently arrested for subjecting employees to extreme punishment, including forcing them to eat cockroaches, for not meeting their sales goals.

The arrests came after an employee of the unnamed company took to social media to complain about the humiliating punishments he and his colleagues were being subjected to by management for failing to meat their goals. His post included a video of a topless man standing in a center of a room and being whipped with a belt by his boss, while his workmates watched. Footage also shows people drinking cups of yellow liquid which some have alleged is urine. The video was later deleted, but screenshots started circulating online, and the police were notified about the troubling punishments.

“If the sales goal has not been met by the end of this month, the team leader will have to eat three cockroaches for each failed sale,” one of the threatening text messages sent by managers and published by local newspaper Zunyi Yaowen read. Other text messages revealed several cruel punishments devised by the firm’s managers, including drinking vinegar or toilet water, selling condoms and sanitary pads on the street and having their head shaved.
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Australian women arrested in strawberry needle scare

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Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Queensland, Australia, said they arrested a woman for allegedly contaminating fresh strawberries with sewing needles, injuring at least one man.

Officials charged the 50-year-old woman with seven counts of contaminating goods after a months-long investigation.

There were hundreds of reports of needles found in strawberries starting in September, peak strawberry season in Australia. One man was hospitalized after biting into one and swallowing half a needle.

Police believed some of the incidents were copy cats, and in September arrested a boy who confessed to putting needles in strawberries.

The scare prompted consumers to avoid the fruit and grocery stories to dump stock during peak season.

Queensland Strawberry Growers Association spokeswoman Jennifer Rowling told Australia's ABC News the contaminations had a "crippling impact" on the country's strawberry industry.

Amid the scare, the Australian government increased the maximum prison sentence from 10 years to 15 years for fruit tampering.

"It's not funny, putting the livelihoods of hard-working Australians at risk, and you are scaring children. And you are a coward and a grub," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said at the time.
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Man Comes Home Two Months After DNA Test Showed That He Was Dead

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Aigali Supugaliev, a 63-year-old man from Kazakhstan, almost gave his relatives a heart attack when he returned home two months after they had buried his body. And while stories of people showing up after being presumed dead by their families have made news headlines before, Aigali’s one is particularly bizarre because his death had been confirmed by a DNA test.

It all started on July 9, when Aigali Supugaliev’s relatives reported him missing from his village of Tomarly, in Kazakhstan. They had no idea that the unmarried man had been offered a four-month job on a distant farm, as he had not bothered to inform them about it, so when a decomposed body was discovered near his house, everyone feared the worse. The corpse was reportedly in such a bad state that Aigali’s family couldn’t identify it by physical traits, so a DNA test was commissioned. Believe it or not, the test showed that there was a 99.29% probability (the highest this kind of test can give) that the discovered body was that of Supugaliev, so an official death certificate was issued, and the man’s brother organized a funeral.

The body that everyone was convinced was Aigali’s was buried in the Zhuldyz district of Atyrau, following a Muslim ceremony, but two months later, “the dead man” returned.

“When Aigali came home alive and healthy, my daughter Saule, seeing her ‘dead’ uncle, almost collapsed with a heart attack,” Esengali, the man’s brother, told local reporters. “The DNA analysis had confirmed this was my brother. We believed the results and conducted all the funeral and memorial rites. I spent so much money on it. But it is not even about the money. Who have we buried? Maybe his relatives are looking for this person.”
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$95,000 1 NIGHT IN CAIRO Is Melania a Man?

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Is 95,000 per night her price? Is she really a dood? Was she sex trafficked here?
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