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Trump Sets World on Uncertain Nuclear Path

Trump Sets World on Uncertain Nuclear PathDonald Trump appears set to end more than three decades of efforts with Russia to cut nuclear arsenals. The president intends to suspend U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty before withdrawing fully in six months, Nick Wadhams and Margaret Talev report. The U.S. accuses Russia of violating the 1987 treaty’s ban on land-based missiles with a range of 500-5,500 kilometers (300-3,500 miles).



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U.S. calls on world to 'pick a side' on Venezuela; Europeans set to recognize Guaido

U.S. calls on world to 'pick a side' on Venezuela; Europeans set to recognize GuaidoIn heated back-and-forth exchanges at a United Nations Security Council meeting, the opposing camp led by Venezuela and Russia, which has invested heavily in Venezuela’s oil industry, accused Washington of attempting a coup, and lambasted Europeans’ demand that elections be called within eight days. Guaido, who took the helm of the National Assembly on Jan. 5, proclaimed himself interim president on Wednesday. The United States, Canada and a string of Latin American countries recognized the young leader in quick succession.



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US demands world stands with 'forces of freedom' in Venezuela

US demands world stands with 'forces of freedom' in VenezuelaThe United States pressed all nations Saturday to "stand with the forces of freedom" in Venezuela, encouraged by a tougher European line as Russia stood in the minority in backing embattled leader Nicolas Maduro. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a forceful case at a special session of the United Nations Security Council, where he described Maduro as part of an "illegitimate mafia state" responsible for Venezuela's economic collapse. Four major European countries – Britain, Germany, Britain, France and Spain – said on Saturday they are ready to recognise Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president if elections are not called within eight days. Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary, said: "After banning opposition candidates, ballot box stuffing and counting irregularities in a deeply flawed election it is clear Nicolas Maduro is not the legitimate leader of Venezuela," Mr Hunt tweeted. 1/2 After banning opposition candidates, ballot box stuffing and counting irregularities in a deeply flawed election it is clear Nicolas Maduro is not the legitimate leader of Venezuela— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) January 26, 2019 2/2 @jguaido is the right person to take Venezuela forward. If there are not fresh & fair elections announced within 8 days UK will recognise him as interim President to take forward the political process towards democracy. Time for a new start for the suffering ppl of Venezuela— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) January 26, 2019 With mounting protests over Venezuela's crisis in which more than two million have fled shortages of basic food and medicine, Mr Pompeo asked all nations to follow the US in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president. "Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. No more delays, no more games. Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you're in league with Maduro and his mayhem," Mr Pompeo said. Mr Pompeo denounced Russia and China, which have stood by Maduro, saying that they were motivated not by principle but raw financial interest. "China and Russia are propping up a failed regime in the hopes of recovering billions of dollars in ill-considered investments and assistance made over the years," Mr Pompeo said. Guaido vs Maduro | Who is backing Venezuela's two presidents Russia has denounced the United States for interference and attempted to block the Security Council meeting, but it was voted down with nine of the 15 members agreeing to go forward. "Venezuela does not pose any threat to peace and security. The intention of the United States is to orchestrate a coup d'etat," said the Russian ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia. He accused the United States of renewing a long history of imperialism in Latin America, saying that Washington treated it as a "backyard where you can do anything you want." But Russia managed to block a Security Council statement seen by AFP that would have offered "full support" to Mr Guaido and called the National Assembly that he heads "Venezuela's only democratically elected institution."   Profile | Nicolás Maduro "The government of Spain gives Nicolas Maduro eight days to call free, transparent and democratic elections," said Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in statement. "If that doesn't happen, Spain will recognise Juan Guaido as interim president in charge of calling these elections." In what appears to be a coordinated message from European Union countries, at almost the same time French President Manuel Macron sent a tweet echoing Sanchez's comments. "Unless elections are announced within eight days, we will be ready to recognise @jguaido as 'President in charge' of Venezuela in order to trigger a political process," Macron said. A spokeswoman from the German government tweeted the same message shortly after the comments from Madrid and Paris. Europe had, until Saturday, simply called for new elections in the troubled South American country. But the European Union hinted today it would be prepared to recognise Maduro's rival, if elections were not held.  "In the absence of an announcement on the organisation of fresh elections with the necessary guarantees over the next days, the EU will take further actions, including on the issue of recognition of the country’s leadership," said Federica Mogherini, the EU's foreign affairs chief.  Mr Guaido proclaimed himself interim president on Wednesday during a march of hundreds of thousands in Caracas. Anti-government protesters cheer after Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, declared himself interim president. Credit: Boris Vergara /AP The Venezuelan state and the military have so far remained loyal to Maduro despite a deep economic and political crisis that has sparked mass emigration, with inflation forecast to rise to 10 million percent this year. Russia, meanwhile, called for the United States and Europe to cease interfering in Venezuela. "The cynical, overt interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state continues. It must stop," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.



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U.S. calls on world to 'pick a side' on Venezuela; Europeans set to recognize Guaido

U.S. calls on world to 'pick a side' on Venezuela; Europeans set to recognize GuaidoIn heated back-and-forth exchanges at a United Nations Security Council meeting, the opposing camp led by Venezuela and Russia, which has invested heavily in Venezuela’s oil industry, accused Washington of attempting a coup, and lambasted Europeans’ demand that elections be called within eight days. Guaido, who took the helm of the National Assembly on Jan. 5, proclaimed himself interim president on Wednesday. The United States, Canada and a string of Latin American countries recognized the young leader in quick succession.



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The U.S. Failed in Venezuela Last Time. It’s a Different World Now

The U.S. Failed in Venezuela Last Time. It’s a Different World NowThe decision by Washington to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the nation’s legitimate president could see a repeat, if Chavez-heir Nicolas Maduro should cling onto power. Venezuela’s economy is in a tailspin, prompting millions to flee to neighboring states that have backed the U.S. in refusing to recognize Maduro’s 2018 re-election, widely seen as fraudulent.



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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passes

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passesDetroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been ordered to pay $ 20,000 per month in child support to his former mistress with whom he fathered two children with. Court documents showed he will pay for other perks like Disney World and Universal Studio passes as well as private school tuition and $ 5 million life insurance policies for both kids.



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Sanders: We will listen to a much high authority than Ocasio-Cortez on the world ending

Sanders: We will listen to a much high authority than Ocasio-Cortez on the world endingWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responds to comments made by freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about climate change and the end of the world.



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Ocasio Cortez: ‘The World is Going to End In Twelve Years If We Don’t Address Climate Change’

Ocasio Cortez: ‘The World is Going to End In Twelve Years If We Don’t Address Climate Change’“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?’” Ocasio-Cortez told interviewer Tanehisi Coates at an “MLK Now” event in New York. The timeline Ocasio-Cortez referenced was likely based on a U.N. backed report, released last year, that predicted the consequences of man-made climate change would become irreversible in twelve years if global carbon emissions are not immediately and dramatically reduced.



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Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?

Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?By now, you've heard about the egg, which surpassed a photo of Kylie Jenner's daughter, Stormi, on Sunday as the most-liked post on Instagram. 

But who did the egg? Whose dumb but ultimately successful idea was this?

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> A post shared by EGG GANG (@world_record_egg) on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:05am PST

Here's what we know so far:

## 1\. The egg account holder goes by "Henrietta."

Henrietta is, according to a report from BuzzFeed News, a "chicken from the British countryside."

## 2\. The account holder, however, claims to live in London.

"I'm an individual living in London," the account holder told The Independent earlier this week. They also revealed that they only have 400 followers on their personal Instagram account.

## 3\. The egg's name is Eugene, allegedly.

In some interviews, the account holder goes by the name Eugene, bypassing the whole "Henrietta" schtick entirely.

## 4\. The person who did the egg was participating in dry January at the time.

Nothing breeds creativity like suddenly not drinking.

## 5\. Fans of the egg are called the "Egg Gang."

Sure.

## 6\. The egg account follows 928 accounts and two hashtags.

The hashtags are #WSHH — WorldStarHipHop — and #FatBoySSE, who is a rapper from New Jersey.

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> A post shared by Supreme Patty (@supremepatty) on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:20pm PST

## 7\. Supreme Patty is a suspect.

So far, the only public figure to have implied responsibility for the egg is Supreme Patty, an Instagram star who smokes hot sauce and is known for squeezing lemon juice into his own eyes. While Patty didn't claim he did the egg outright, one of his friends did say so in a TMZ interview. (This is, of course, to be taken with a lemon-sized grain of salt.)

For what it's worth, we do not think Supreme Patty did the egg. It's more likely that he's just capitalizing on the big meme of the moment. He did get an egg tattoo, though, so kudos on committing to the bit. And the egg does follow him on Instagram.

We've reached out to Supreme Patty and will update this post if we hear back.

## 8\. Okay, the egg account says it's not Supreme Patty.

In an Instagram story posted on Tuesday, @world_record_egg claimed the TMZ story was bogus. "We're still anonymous. Fake news," they wrote.

Image: Instagram

So we guess it's not Supreme Patty. Stay tuned for more egg updates.

This story is developing …

UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2019, 1:34 p.m. ET This story was updated to include information regarding the egg's Instagram Story as well as the hashtags it follows.

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'Humiliated': World media react to British PM's Brexit defeat

'Humiliated': World media react to British PM's Brexit defeatBritain is in “uncharted waters” after Prime Minister Theresa May was “humiliated” by the “crushing defeat” of her Brexit deal in parliament, according to scathing reactions in the British and world press on Wednesday. “May’s Brexit deal dead as a dodo”, Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper The Sun said, with a mock-up picture of the PM as the extinct flightless bird, under the front page headline “Brextinct”. The Daily Telegraph’s front page read: “A complete humiliation”.



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