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UNITED STATES  
Trump adds Venezuela, Chad, and North Korea to indefinite banned U.S. travel list. Venezuela is a hat-tip to the neocons who Trump has now aligned with.
Trump's bizarre UN speech ranks right up there with the similarly strange. Trump tries to match Idi Amin and Eric Gairy in the lunacy department.
CANADA 
Venezuela criticizes Canadian sanctions against Caracas. Claims Canada is acting under Trump's orders.
LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN    
BVI transfers 7 high-risk prisoners to St. Lucia. British have time to transfer out convicts but not food and water to stricken colonies.
Developers prepare to descend on Barbuda. Irma took the islanders off their island and now developers will take the island from its inhabitants.
Britain refuses to airlift Guyanese relief supplies to Antigua for distribution to hurricane-ravaged islands. Bloody English colonialists.
EUROPE  
JP Morgan Chase hires 3000 workers -- in Poland. How many jobs are you creating in the U.S., again, Herr Trump?
Merkel forced into a shaky coalition. AfD co-chair Frauke Petry will not join parliamentary AfD group.
Romanian-Ukrainian ties fractured over Ukrainian language law. Law will try to phase out Romanian language among Romanian minority in Ukraine.
MIDDLE EAST
Iraq orders Kurdistan to hand over to Baghdad all border crossings and airports. Sounds like Saddam is back in charge in Baghdad.
Erdogan threatens to invade Iraqi Kurdistan. Send Turkish military forces to border.
Northern Ireland police training Omani special forces. Royal Navy building new naval base in Duqm, Oman.
ASIA
Philippines presidential security guard shot dead. No foul play, says Manila? We seriously doubt that.
CNN and NBC glom onto the South Korean secret nuclear weapons program story. This story was broken by WMR in October 2010.
Trump fails to understand North Korea's existential fears. The history of the country is one of threatened sell-outs and double-crosses.
Gilgit-Baltistan opposes efforts by Pakistan to declare it the fifth province of Pakistan. Gilgit-Baltistan says it's being left out of economic development projects.
AFRICA
African leaders attend presidential inauguration in Angola. Putin, May, Sisi, and Modi were invited, but, apparently, Trump was not. Africa doesn't much care for white supremacists.
Kroll auditors demand access to Mozambique's economic data. If Kroll does to Mozambique what it did to the World Trade Center on 9/11, there won't be a Mozambique.
Swazi King misleads UN on freedom in Swaziland. Critics of King Mswati face two years in jail.
ANTIPODES/SOUTH PACIFIC
Cook Islands to be declared a developed country in 2018. International aid to cease upon declaration by OECD.
Samoa acting PM reacts to North Korean threat to detonate H-bomb over Pacific. Says, "We have God by our side and I am confident Samoa is safe from harm.” 
POLAR/REMOTE ATLANTIC              
China eyes former U.S. air base in Azores. A deal could provide China with new U.S.-built housing and an operational runway for "scientific research."
WORLD OF SCIENCE       
Scientists discover a brainless animal that sleeps. As opposed to Trump, a brainless animal who tweets.
Cosmic rays originate in exo-galaxies. Discovery made by Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina.

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