Monthly Archives: December 2014

At least 35 dead in Shanghai in New Year’s Eve stampede

Voice of America takes a look at what happened. A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money tossed into their midst. The … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Kim Jong-un says it’s time to talk peace

The following headline comes from the Yonhap news agency and was posted around 8:00 p.m. EST (31 Dec 2014) — N. Korean leader calls for improved inter-Korean ties through dialogue and cooperation

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Uh, oh, Kim Jong-un is about to get really mad

From the International Business Times: South Korean Activist Group Plans To Airdrop 100,000 Copies Of ‘The Interview’ In North Korea By Balloon.

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Oil drops below $57 per barrel

Reuters has the details and explains what it means. Global benchmark Brent crude has fallen 49 percent in 2014 as demand growth slowed, the United States expanded output and OPEC, dropping its strategy of trimming supply to keep oil around $100 a barrel, … Continue reading

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Susan Candiotti done at CNN (including her farewell note)

The Wrap has the details of another longtime and experienced journalist departing CNN. Joining the network in 1994, Candiotti was a key correspondent in CNN’s coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing; 9/11 terrorist attacks; Boston Marathon bombing; the crash of TWA Flight … Continue reading

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A 3-day New Year’s Eve party! Interested? Then you need to go to…

…the Irish capital. From the Irish Times: Festive capital: Dublin prepares for three-day New Year’s Eve party.

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Yeah, this ought to ruin the New Year’s Eve Party

From the Irish Times: Greece dissolves parliament ahead of general election.

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