Monthly Archives: April, 2017

French Presidential Hopeful Le Pen Names Nationalist as Prime Minister

Saturday French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, a bid to attract his voters and help her to victory over centrist favourite Emmanuel Macron.

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FDA approves new drug with a whopping $700,000 price tag

BioMarin estimates that between 1,200 to 1,600 children across the globe have the condition — 85 percent of whom live outside the United States. Though patients won’t actually have to pay that much money for the drug, it adds to the controversy surrounding high prices for rare disease drugs.

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Trump: North Korea’s failed missile launch ‘disrespected’ China

Friday President Trump said  that North Korea’s failed missile launch had “disrespected” China’s president. Trump says he’s counting on Chinese President Xi Jinping to encourage North Korea to give up its pursuit of ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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Tillerson presses for economic sanctions on North Korea in special UN meeting

Friday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the escalating threat of a nuclear North Korea to the United Nations Security Council urging member countries to financially cut ties with Pyongyang and freeze access to funds that could be used to build up that nation’s nuclear arsenal.

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Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department’s budget for the next fiscal year. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to shrink the size of the federal government.

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Obama reportedly pulls in another $400G for speech

With that kind of money, he doesn’t need that pension, does he? Odummer who has been criticized for taking in $400,000 for a Wall Street-sponsored speech, has reportedly pulled in the exact same amount for another speech in New York.

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Trump warns of ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

President Trump warned a “major, major conflict” with North Korea could result from the ongoing standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he said he hoped diplomacy would prevail. Trump candidly acknowledged that the international situation could go off the rails.

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‘Fixer Upper’s’ Chip Gaines sued by former business partners for fraud

Everyone wants a piece of the pie.  They agreed to the buyout, tough luck if they sold too soon. “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines is being sued by two former business partners in a million-dollar fraud lawsuit.

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North Korea threat: Top admiral calls on more missile interceptors in Hawaii

Wednesday a top U.S. commander in the Pacific said he believes Hawaii needs more missile interceptors in response to the growing threat on North Korea and Pyongyang’s capability to launch a rocket.

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Letter shows Michael Flynn warned about foreign money; IG launches probe

The DOD inspector general has launched a probe into whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to obtain prior approval for foreign payments he received – as new documents indicate he was warned about such arrangements.

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