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China faces protests after investment scheme collapsesChinese authorities are struggling to quell public protests following the collapse of an investment scheme that police say took as much as $4.7 billion from thousands of depositors
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Carrefour, Chinese tech giant Tencent form allianceCarrefour and Chinese technology giant Tencent have announced a cooperation agreement in China and a possible investment to develop online retailing and other technology
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, walks alongside Israel President Reuven Rivlin during a formal reception ceremony at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
In Israel, Pence says US aims to pull out of Iran nuke dealVice President Pence tells Israeli leaders that US plans to pull out of Iran nuclear deal unless it's amended
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The Latest: Chamonix ski resort closed due to avalanche riskThe news agency ANSA says some 75 tourists and residents are being evacuated after an avalanche near a hotel in the South Tyrol region of northern Italy
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Rohingya refugee women queue up outside a relief distribution center at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Myanmar says it's ready to begin Rohingya repatriationMyanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont takes part in a debate at the Political Science Department at the University of Copenhagen on  Monday Jan. 22, 2018 . The fugitive former leader of Catalonia has arrived in Denmark, despite threats from Spain to seek his immediate arrest there. Puigdemont is being investigated by Spain over a unilateral declaration of independence by Catalonia's parliament on Oct. 27. (Tariq Mikkel Khan /Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Group of Danish lawmakers meets Catalan ex-leader PuigdemontA small group of Danish lawmakers is meeting with Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont at Denmark's Parliament
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Mattis says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptiveU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey's ground and air offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria has distracted from international efforts to ensure the defeat of the Islamic State group
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Swiss Federal President Alain Berset, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shake hands prior to a meeting one day before the start of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The meeting brings together enterpreneurs, scientists, chief executive and political leaders in Davos January 23 to 26. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
The Latest: Modi draws crowd for keynote speech at DavosIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is drawing a crowd in Davos, with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore showing up to hear his speech.
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Clouds are reflected in the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at daybreak in Washington as Day Three of the government shutdown continues, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of anotherEnd of government shutdown good news for federal workers, but some worry another could be right around the corner
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • LGBT advocates continue push for protections in Loudoun schools

    Potomac Falls senior Luc Teyssier, right, sits in the Loudoun County School Board gallery with the gay pride flag wrapped around his shoulders at a November School Board meeting. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 12:27 PM
  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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