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Color Spotlight: Benjamin Moore Newburg Green

Hi Remodelaholics! It’s Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange back with my monthly paint color pick.  If you missed my last post, you can find my Color Spotlight on a beautiful neutral called Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore here. Today, I’m...
by Remodelaholic on Dec 19, 2016

British Muslim woman dragged on sidewalk in London

A Muslim woman standing outside Poundland, a British variety store chain (file photo)A British Muslim woman has been dragged by her hijab along the sidewalk in what is said to be a “sickening” hate crime.The 27-year-old woman was grabbed from beh...

UN Ban Ki-moon hints he may run for South Korea president after his tenure ends

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives for his final press conference at the UN headquarters in New York on December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP)Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon suggests that he may run for pres...

US President Barack Obama voices concern about US vulnerability to Russia

US President Barack Obama holds an end-year press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has warned that America is becoming increasingly vulne...

FBI, NSA staff among Yahoo hack victims: Report

The FBI is investigating the recently discovered hack of one billion Yahoo accounts.The personal data stolen from one billion accounts run by US internet giant Yahoo in 2013 included personal data belonging to the employees of government agencies lik...

Syrian army in full control of eastern Aleppo: Russia

In this photo released by the Syria’s official SANA news agency, green government buses are seen carrying people out of eastern Aleppo, Syria, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP)The Syrian military has wrested full control of the militant-held eastern...

UN bans Gambian army chief, General Ousman Badjie from visiting Sudan's Darfur region

General Ousman Badjie, the Gambia's army chiefThe United Nations has banned the Gambia's army chief, General Ousman Badjie, from visiting Gambian troops serving as peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region."The UN has decided to cancel General Badjie's v...

US will retaliate against Russia over election meddling: President Barack Obama

This photo taken on November 30, 2015 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change in the French capital of Paris. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama ha...

Chinese warship captures US Navy underwater drone

The American oceanographic survey ship USS Bowditch (file photo)A Chinese warship has captured US Navy underwater drone collecting information in the South China Sea, according to the Pentagon.  US Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, on...

Hillary Clinton blames Russia, FBI for her election defeat

Former US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking during a fundraiser on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)Former US secretary of state​ Hillary Clinton has blamed the suspected...

Pakistan government failed to curb militancy: Court

Pakistan lawyers hold a demonstration to condemn a bombing in Quetta that killed dozens of people and wounded many more, in Lahore, Aug. 8, 2016. (Photo by AP)Pakistan's top court has ruled that the government has failed to curb militancy a...

Poland’s PKN joins EU clients of Iranian oil

Poland’s state-run refiner PKN Orlen says it has purchased 1 million barrels of Light crude oil from Iran.Poland’s biggest refiner PKN Orlen has announced a major purchase of crude oil from Iran thus becoming the latest company to join the alread...

Bond between Israel and US runs deep: Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Photo by AFP)US President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated his incoming administration’s support for Israel,...

Iraqi Air Force kills 20 Takfiri Daesh terrorist group commanders near Mosul

This file photo shows an F-16 fighter jet operated by the Iraqi Air Force.Nearly two dozen high-ranking figures of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have been killed when Iraqi Air Force fighter jets carried out an airstrike near Mosul as government...

White House backs claim Russian President Vladimir Putin directed US election hack

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by AP)The White House has suggested President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert Russian miss...

No country can be exception to One China principle: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Photos by AFP)Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has lambasted US President-elect Donald Trump’s recent remarks concerning Washington’s possible backtrack on the so-called One China policy, stating that the pr...

Over 200 school shootings in US since Sandy Hook massacre

More than 80 family members and friends of people who were killed by gun violence gather for a news conference with Congressional Democrats to call for action on gun violence prevention at the US Capitol December 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by...

Chinese battle group conducts live-fire drills

A Chinese naval battle group, involving a homemade aircraft carrier, has conducted a live-fire drill in northeastern waters in a show of force amid an escalating war of words with the United States.The Chinese Defense Ministry announced on Thursday t...

Greek parliament approves bonuses despite EU objections

A file photo of the Greek parliament building in Athens (by AFP)The Greek parliament has approved a piece of legislation to pay pensioners one-off bonuses over the objections of Greece’s eurozone creditors.A total of 196 lawmakers out of the 257 pr...

Donald Trump nominates hardline Zionist David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, left, with US President-elect Donald Trump in 2010. (Photo by Bloomberg)US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated David Friedman, a hardline Zionist, as US ambassador to Israel, likely paving the way toward a controversial decisio...


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