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Prisoners in Their Own Land: The Arts

In the five-part series " Prisoners in Their Own Land ," KING 5’s Lori Matsukawa explores how many people in Western Washington were touched by the executive order that sent approximately 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry to U.S. concentration* camps. Now a new generation is re-telling the story to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.
 

Prisoners in Their Own Land: Remembering the internment of Japanese Read Story

If you were given six days to pack one bag, what would you take? What would you leave behind? That's what happened to Japanese Americans living on the West Coast during World War II. Seventy-five years ago, two months after Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin....

Mongolia agrees to $5.5 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others

Mongolia has agreed with the International Monetary Fund and other partners for a $5.5 billion economic stabilization package, according to a statement from the IMF on Sunday. The landlocked nation saw a double-digit annual growth rate over 2011-2013 as foreign investors rushed in to take advantage....

It wasn't just Japanese Americans, Germans and Italians were impacted by WWII Executive Order 9066, too

It was Dec. 7, 1941 – the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Sitting upright on her bed in her second-floor room at the family’s house in Los Feliz, the 4-year-old Toye looked down the hallway and saw nothing but darkness. What she also didn’t see – but would soon learn – was that her German-born father, Eugen Banzhaf, was under arrest.

Mayawati casts vote in Lucknow, claims victory

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati here on Sunday cast her vote in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Clad in a fawn coloured salwar suit and a matching floral shawl, Ms. Mayawati at around 9 a.m. walked in the polling booth number 251 at the Mall Avenue polling station.

Instant pay rise for guards in 'tough' prisons Sky News

Thousands of prison officers are in line for an immediate pay rise as the Government responds to surging levels of violence in the nation's jails. Frontline staff and new recruits in London and the South East will benefit from £12m in funding announced by Justice Secretary Liz Truss.

BoJo held two private meetings with Blair despite public spat The Telegraph

© PA Boris Johnson Boris Johnson has held two secret meetings with Tony Blair about the Middle East since taking office despite calling on voters last week to ignore his views. The Foreign Secretary – who once described Mr Blair as “unhinged” and needing “professional psychiatric help” – met him October and again in January, it can be revealed.

Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

By MARGIE MASON AP Medical Writer. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours. It's the perfect recipe for a thrilling cloak-and-dagger spy novel.

Finding poison in Kim Jong-nam attack may be hardest part

A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours. It's the perfect recipe for a thrilling cloak-and-dagger spy novel. Except some " or possibly even all " of this tale could be true in the apparent....

IMF says it has agreed terms for $5 bn loan to Mongolia

BEIJING (AP) " The International Monetary Fund and other partners have agreed on terms for a $5 billion loan to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country's economy back on track. The deal is subject to approval by the IMF's executive board. The IMF said Sunday it would provide $40 million over three years.

Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

PHOENIX (AP) " For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings. It was a policy put in place by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and widely....

30mn people dead in a year: Bill Gates warns of potential bioterrorism dangers in next 15 years

The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist intent on using genetic engineering to create a synthetic version of the smallpox virus ... or a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu ,” he warned in a speech by Business Insider.

Hundreds of children, school staff poisoned in Japan

An oil leak in a Saudi Aramco pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia caused one death and three injuries, a Saudi newspaper said on Saturday. The Arabic-language daily al-Watan said on its Twitter account that the oil leak happened near the city of Abqaiq, where the oil giant has major oil facilities.

Revelations of CIA spying on NATO-ally France 'a nuclear bombshell’

RT: How do you think the US was going to use the information? NM: Europe is a touchy subject for the US. The European economy is not doing well; the EU - which had been built originally by the US, which has been, I would say, ideologically supported by the US at the beginning - is not doing so well.

New US stance on two-state Mideast solution - refreshing or regressive?

However, Trump called Netanyahu to restrain from settlement expansion in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Speaking at a joint news conference, he said the US “ will encourage a peace and really a great peace deal ” between the two Middle Eastern states.

MH17 crash: Russia ready to help Netherlands decode 'most detailed' raw radar data

The radar data was given to the Dutch in the most detailed form raw which automatically indicates its authenticity and exclusivity ," the Russian aviation regulator Rosaviatsiya said in a statement published on Saturday. It referred to the " primary data " which was shared with the Netherlands in October 2016.

Keep your ‘paws’ off Libya, UK warns Russia

has issued a stark warning to Russia warning it to keep out of Libyan affairs, amid Moscow's growing influence in the country. It comes just a few months after a UK parliamentary report blamed UK military intervention for the collapse of the Libyan state.

Consider the positives and negatives of tele-working

to work from home can be a blessing – it does away with rush hour traffic, for example – but it can also result in longer working hours, higher work intensity and work-home interference, an ILO report said. The expanding use of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop....

Boris Johnson & Tony Blair 'met TWICE to discuss foreign policy' despite Brexit put-down

Mr Johnson immediately called on voters to ignore Blair’s speech where he called on voters to “rise up” against Britain’s exit from the European Union. Related articles Yet Mr Johnson met with Blair in October and again in January to discuss the Middle East.

Afghan Civilian Assistance Program (ACAP III) monthly update - January 2017 (English, Dari, Pashto)

Highlights: • Held 46 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. 324 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 2,959 beneficiaries (1,458 males and 1,501 females). • Enrolled 320 victims (248 males and 72 females) and 681 family members of victims (320 males and 361 females) in psychosocial counselling.

Uber stirs cab concern

The announcement of Uber coming to town is welcome news for some, but a local taxi driver is concerned about the impact it will have on his industry. The ride-sharing app will be available in Maitland from March 16. Maitland taxi driver Geoff McMahon said while it was hard to say exactly what impact....

S. Sudan's military court boss resigns, cites ethnic "bias"

SPLA soldiers are seen at the airport in Bor January 19, 2014. (Photo Reuters/Andreea Campeaunu) The army spokesman, Brigadier general Lul Ruai Koang, confirmed the resignation of Colonel Khalid Ono Loki, who headed the military court in Juba. Koang said Khalid quit the army last year and has been absent and outside the country.

IMF says it has agreed terms for $5 bn loan to Mongolia

The International Monetary Fund said Sunday that it and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country's economy back on track. The deal is subject to approval by the IMF's executive board, which is expected to consider Mongolia's request in March.

Transgender teen wins regional wrestling title despite attempt to ban him from competing

Pratik Khandelwal, whose daughter also wrestles for Coppell, is named as the plaintiff and is bringing the case forward on behalf of his minor daughter and "other similarly situated female wrestlers" in the state, according to the suit. Khandelwal's daughter did not wrestle Beggs because they were in different weight classes this weekend.

Afghan-EU pact signed at Munich conference

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini signed the long-negotiated Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) on Saturday in Munich. Also at the signing was Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (standing between Hakimi and Mogherini) The pact....

Live (English) Зараз Focus on Europe 05:00 UTC DW News

DW (English) Live Focus on Europe - Spotlight on People. Turkish NATO officers are seeking asylum in Belgium. Erdogan is accusing them of complicity in the attempted coup. The Finnish government has launched a bold experiment to get its economic crisis under control. Дивіться о 05:00 UTC: DW News Spotlight on People.

Lady Gypsy lashes PNM

Lady Gypsy dared to sing against the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) before a pro-government crowd at yesterday’s Calypso Fiesta at Skinner Park, San Fernando and came out unscathed . Verse after verse, Lady Gypsy (Lynette Steele) knocked Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his Government for....

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

WASHINGTON The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only....

Oman Insurance PSC : Company posts 11% premium growth in 2016

Oman Insurance Company announces its 2016 financial results, reflecting AED 3.56 billion in gross premium written - an increase of 11% from last year. As one of the leading insurers in the region, Oman Insurance Company has repeatedly demonstrated a tenacity to grow, despite the obstacles presented....

Qatar National Bank SAQ : China chooses yuan stability over growth to stem outflows Read More...

Web Posted on : Sun, 19 Feb 2017. Download the PDF version of this weekly commentary in or عربي In January, China's foreign currency reserves dipped below USD3tn, their lowest level in five years and down from the USD4tn peak reached in June 2014. The precipitous decline reflects the policy of....

Mongolia agrees $5.5 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others

Mongolia has agreed with the International Monetary Fund and other partners for a $5.5 billion (4 billion pounds) economic stabilization package, according to a statement from the IMF on Sunday. The landlocked nation saw a double-digit annual growth rate over 2011-2013 as foreign investors rushed....
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