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California risks severe “whiplash” from drought to flood : scientists

23 April 2018, 5:28 PM

California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a “whiplash” from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating “Great Flood” of 1862, scientists said on Monday. Climate change, driven by man-made greenhouse gas emissions, would drive more extreme shifts between hot and dry summers and wet winters in the most […]

‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

22 April 2018, 7:38 AM

Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

CIA chief in secret meeting with North Korean leader

18 April 2018, 7:35 AM

CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s trip made him the most senior US official ever known to have met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

IMF: global economic growth looks solid

17 April 2018, 5:10 PM

The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. In the latest update to its World Economic Outlook, the IMF still predicts world growth of 3.9 percent in […]

Trump defends ‘Mission Accomplished’ claim

15 April 2018, 7:05 PM

US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the historically charged phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe the recent US-led strike in Syria. The phrase immediately evoked former president George W. Bush’s premature Iraq victory speech on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003. A banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished” loomed […]

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