Politico
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During the presidential campaign, Trump's position on Cuba evolved from offering tepid support for the current arrangement with the island to promising in the end that he'd scuttle Obama's deal. But so far, nothing has happened. Trump's relationship came under extra scrutiny during the campaign after Newsweek reported that one of his companies subverted the embargo of the island by funding a consultant's trip to Cuba to explore gambling opportunities in the late 1990s. The trip came to nothing as did Trump's efforts recently to examine a golf course development. In contrast to Trump, Scott has aimed to aggressively close off business with Cuba. Despite renewed ties between the U.S. and Castro's government, Scott threatened to withhold money from Florida ports that sought business deals with the island. Port Everglades and Port Palm Beach, located in Riviera, Florida, were both scheduled to sign memorandums of understanding with Cuba in January, but they backed off after Scott tweeted his opposition Jan. 25.
BBC News 24
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The only exception I am aware of where some attempts in the 1990s by a group in Japan the boys in some of their enemies with VX among other chemical and biological agents -- group Japan to poison some of their enemies.
BBC Four
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-- chemicals. Have to be used under controlled conditions. It is made in small quantities in a number of laboratories at long, across the world, primarily to test equipment. The Beano which countries, other than North Korea, might possess this and do we have any evidence they might possess it? -- Do we know. Many countries have now signed up to the 1990s the chemical weapons Convention, which is aimed at the chemical weapons free world.
The Economic Times
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We have bought the land so that as and when we finalise the third plant, we have the land ready," Honda Cars India chief executive Yoichiro Ueno said. He said this is done as they are confident of the long-term potential of India and are committed to this market. With GDP clipping at 7 per cent, there isn't any reason to be otherwise, and they want to participate in this growth story. Ueno, however, refused to offer the price they have paid for the land parcel. But the company sources said they have paid around Rs 1,000 crore for the land parcel. Honda Cars India director and senior vice-president Raman Kumar Sharma told PTI that excluding this latest investment, the company has pumped Rs 8,000 crore into the country since its entry in the 1990s. Sharma said they bought the land from individuals and completed transactions earlier this month only and bought the land considering the challenges of land acquisition in the country coupled with rising realty prices, it is way of derisking future volatilities.
ITV
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In 1990s Britain, Kenneth Noye was one of the country's most feared gangsters. His notorious road rage murder of a motorist, Stephen Cameron, was made into a TV drama. Noye went on the run in Spain but was finally caught and sentenced to life.
Washington Free Beacon
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Chung appeared to fear being assassinated by people involved in the money scheme tied to either the Clintons or Beijing. According to Wead, Chung filmed the "insurance" video after a former U.S. government official visited him while he was in hiding. The official told Chung that his "odds of survival actually increased by going public." In the video, Chung reportedly described how he feared for his life after going public with information about Chinese officials funneling money into Bill Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign. "He also claimed Democrats pressured him to stay silent about his dealings with the Clintons and said the FBI tried to enlist him in a sting against a top Chinese general at a Los Angeles airport," the Daily Mail reported. Chung was a key part of the "Chinagate" scandal in the mid-1990s, when evidence came to light that the Chineses government was funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Clinton's reelection campaign through American straw donors.
The Huffington Post
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As if following the jolting ups and downs on a heart monitor display, use of the NSR peaked in the late 1980s, then slowed significantly in the 1990s. It downturned in the years following the Great Recession of the late 2000s, experienced a short spike in 201213, then dropped once more in 2015.Part of this wild ride is due to the NSR s diverse functions: global shipping route, strategic point of military control and facilitator of resource extraction. On the shipping side, Sergey Balmasov from the Centre for High North Logistics explains that widespread use of the NSR is hampered by a host of restraining forces such as a slumped freight market, collapse in oil prices, icebreaker technology and seasonal navigation periods. If calculated solely based on ship movement from Asia to Europe without call to an NSR port, 19 vessels carrying around 200,000 tonnes were transported in 2016.
The Week
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5 ml fresh lemon juice15 ml apricot liqueur15 ml Earl Grey tea syrup* • 3 drops orange flower water2 sugar snap peas, one for garnish2 sprigs mint, one for garnishPumpkin oil and smoked salt (for the rim) Method: • Add the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker, along with 1 cracked sugar snap pea and 1 sprig of mint. • Fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. • Use a fine strainer to strain into a glass rimmed with pumpkin oil and smoked salt. • Garnish with mint sprig and sugar snap pea. • *Earl Grey tea syrup: Combine simple syrup with hot water and 5 tea bags. "In the 1950s and 1960s, you had bartenders experimenting more and more, and in hotter places they ended up with the frozen margarita," says Peric. "From there, by the late 1980s and 1990s, we had Tommy's Margarita – the most popular margarita currently in the US.
Phys.Org
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In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that it can act like an electrical wire to transfer electrons quickly across long distances. Later, she and her colleagues showed that cells take advantage of this trait to help locate and repair potentially harmful mutations to DNA.
MacRumors
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Jobs would become Apple CEO again later that year and guide it from the brink of bankruptcy in the late 1990s to become the world's most valuable company just two months prior to his death. His legacy lives on at Apple, which recently said the theater on its new Apple Park campus will be named after him . Apple CEO Tim Cook : “Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved the most energy-efficient building of its kind in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.” Coincidentally, today also marks the 17th anniversary of MacRumors.com, founded by Arnold Kim on February 24, 2000 during his fourth year of medical school.
Daily Mail - Home
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The Economic Times
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The US-based agency expects that the government will eventually be required to provide more than the USD 10.4 billion that it has earmarked for capital injections by 2018-19, be it directly to state-owned banks or indirectly through a bad bank. Asset-quality indicators may be close to their weakest levels, but the pace of recovery is likely to be held back by slow resolution of bad loans, it said. Fitch said the most likely form of a bad bank would be that of a centralised asset-restructuring company (ARC) and as envisaged could take charge of the largest, most complex cases, make politically tough decisions to reduce debt, and allow banks to refocus on their normal lending activities. Fitch said similar mechanisms have previously been used to help clean up banking systems in the US, Sweden, and countries affected by the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s.
South China Morning Post
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Washingtons Blog
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By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation . I just finished watching the much-acclaimed seriesNarcos” on Netflix. What a fantastic program. And what an excellent depiction of the futility and corruption of the war on drugs. The series is a true-life account of Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord who headed up the Medellin drug cartel, a black-market drug group that smuggled hundreds of tons of cocaine into the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. Smuggling an estimated 80 percent of the cocaine into the United States, Escobar became known as called the “King of Cocaine,” attaining in the process a net worth of $30 billion by the early 1990s. According to Wikipedia, Escobar was the wealthiest criminal in history. Amidst much acclaim and publicity, the U.S. government and the Colombian government, working together, targeted Escobar with arrest or killing.
China Daily
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BBC News 24
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It's a vow that received no shortage of criticism. But anyone thinking this was something new would be wrong. There is already a wall between the two countries, near the border town of Nogales, which has existed since the 1990s. So do walls work? Juan Paullier reports from Nogales. The US-Mexico border stretches for 2000 miles, 700 of which already have some sort of barrier.
BBC Two England
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Mexican counterpart this evening. He was told of Mexico's deep concerns over their country's immigrant rights. The rallying cry on Trump's campaign trail was, of course, that vow to build a wall to keep Mexicans out. It's a vow that received no shortage of criticism. But anyone thinking this was something new would be wrong. There is already a wall between the two countries, near the border town of Nogales, which has existed since the 1990s.
Washington Free Beacon
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" Under a continuing resolution, Goldfein said the Air Force would be unable to hire the number of maintainers, air traffic controllers, and pilots needed to engage successfully in current missions and rebuild readiness. He warned that a stop-gap bill also would prevent the service from acquiring the training and flight hours needed to fly new aircraft. "The challenge that we face as an Air Force [is] while missions have been growing, our Air Force has been getting smaller," Goldfein said. The Air Force is at its smallest level since World War II and suffers deficits in pilot and maintainer air power. The Air Force maintained nearly one million active-duty airmen during the first Gulf War in the early 1990s. Today, that number has shrunk to 660,000 airmen, a 38 percent reduction over 15 years. The number of fighter squadrons has also declined drastically, from 134 in 1991 to 55 today.
euronews
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Mashable
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Finally, you can get the weather report for Omaha in the 1990s in virtual reality to the smooth sounds of Kenny G, no less. This three-minute, 360-degree video is all about the "conditions at Omaha," with plenty of retro footage from The Weather Channel. SEE ALSO: Watch the Women's March on Washington streamed in 360 degrees on Facebook Google VR filmmaker Jessica Brillhart released the immersive throwback masterpiece Thursday, as she detailed in a Medium post . She said she wanted to "create a place of calm and serenity similar to that of watching The Weather Channel in the 90's while sitting a foot away from the television screen." Read more... More about Kenny G , The Weather Channel , 90s Nostalgia , 360 Video , and Watercooler
Channel4 News
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But in the 60s and 70s large numbers of Britons were leaving the UK more so than those who were coming in meaning that in 1969 net migration stood at -87,000 according to ONS statistics. Schemes such as the £10 fare to Australia saw over 1.5 million Britons known as the ‘Ten Pound Pomsrelocate to the other side of the world. The period which saw numbers of people entering the UK outnumber those leaving, began in the early 1990s. The year 1993 was the last time when emigration outnumbered immigration when net migration stood at -1,000. This leads us to our next question: Why has net migration continued to rise and successive government’s failed to hit their targets? One of the largest factors for the recent change was the creation of the EU in 1993. All EU citizens from member states were free to live wherever they wished. Add to this, the completion of the Channel Tunnel and the single market and countries which were seen to have a poorer standard of living gaining membership of the EU in the 2000s and immigration rose significantly.
Global News
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BBC News 24
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At the heart of the changes will be dealing with drugs and violence in prisons, and also cutting re-offending rates. Here's our home affairs correspondent, Daniel Sandford. The last year has been one of the worst for prisons since the 1990s.