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Reuters chief says journalists jailed in Myanmar need the public

[ad_1] Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler says two journalists facing 14 years in a Myanmar prison need the public's attention. Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed last month for what Adler described as routine journalistic work. The Myanmar government claims they "illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media," according to a statement it gave to Reuters last month. "These are two young journalists with families, out doing their jobs, in what we all support: free...

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White House attacks WSJ over Trump interview

[ad_1] Did President Trump say "I have" or "I'd have?" The White House is disputing a quote by Trump in an interview published Thursday by the Wall Street Journal. The quote in question has to do with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The newspaper quoted Trump as saying "I have a great relationship with him [China President Xi Jinping], as you know I have a great relationship with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and I probably have a very good relationship with...

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Iran: Rouhani says Trump ‘failed’ to kill off nuclear deal

[ad_1] Trump signed off on a waiver Friday to keep several sanctions on Iran suspended, essentially keeping the nuclear deal in effect. The US President must sign such waivers every few months under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement brokered in 2015 that obliges Iran to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of sanctions. "It's been one year since Trump has been trying to kill JCPOA and hasn't been successful. This means victory of law over dictatorship," Rouhani said Sunday, slamming the US for what he said were its attempts at "self-aggrandizing."State news...

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Bill Murray debuts his Steve Bannon on ‘SNL’

[ad_1] Steve Bannon is no longer a grim reaper on "Saturday Night Live." Bill Murray surprised audiences on NBC's variety show on Saturday night debuting in the show's opening sketch as former Trump White House chief strategist, Bannon. Saturday's episode was the first of 2018. In the past, a cast member didn't play Bannon, instead having the political figure played by a grim reaper character with a skull face mask. On Saturday night, during an "Morning Joe" segment, Murray came out in a...

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Paris Jackson Robbed Hitchhikers Los Angeles

[ad_1] Source: Kevin Mazur / Getty Sometimes doing a good deed for strangers can get you intro trouble, especially if you’re a celebrity. This is a lesson that Paris Jackson had to learn the hard way. The daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson thought she was being nice on Thursday when she offered a group of hitchhikers in L.A. a ride across the city, but instead of receiving gratitude, she got robbed! The 19-year-old took to Instagram to share her horrific account. “So, last night I picked up a couple of hitchhikers and one girl was pretty f—- up,” Jackson said. “I mean...

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Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey are off Disney’s board

[ad_1] Two high profile tech executives are leaving Disney's board of directors over potential conflicts of interest. Neither Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg nor Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be renominated to their positions on Disney's board, according to an SEC filing from Disney. "Given our evolving business and the businesses Ms. Sandberg and Mr. Dorsey are in, it has become increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to board matters and they are not standing for re-election" a Disney spokesman said in...

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Iran slams US sanctions on judiciary chief Larijani

[ad_1] Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as part of the deal.But he coupled that announcement with new sanctions on 14 Iranian individuals and entities -- among them Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, head of Iran's judiciary.In a statement Saturday, Iran's Foreign Ministry said the Trump administration's "hostile and illegal act" in including Larijani on its sanctions list "has gone way beyond all internationally accepted behavior red lines." "Iran's response will be severe, and all consequences of this hostile act will be the responsibility...

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Mary J. Blige Breaks Down While Receiving Hollywood Star

[ad_1] Mary J. Blige spent her birthday on Thursday basking in the adulation of family, friends, and colleagues while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…finally. “I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” Blige told the crowd. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.” The dedication on Thursday, January 11 followed speeches from record producer Andre Harrell and former mentor Sean “Diddy” Combs. Both praised Blige for her talent and strength. The Grammy Award-winning artist...

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Mary J. Blige Breaks Down While Receiving Hollywood Star

[ad_1] Mary J. Blige spent her birthday on Thursday basking in the adulation of family, friends, and colleagues while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…finally. “I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” Blige told the crowd. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.” The dedication on Thursday, January 11 followed speeches from record producer Andre Harrell and former mentor Sean “Diddy” Combs. Both praised Blige for her talent and strength. The Grammy Award-winning artist...

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