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Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., addresses the Republican Leadership Conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, FILE)

House GOP says Obama ignoring law with Iranian visa waiver bid

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s attempt to grant a special visa waiver to Iranians who hold passports from other countries as well plays into the hands of Tehran, experts told Congress on Wednesday, saying the regime relies on exactly those dual-passport holders for its terrorism and weapons plans.

Under army patrol, South Korean cargo trucks head to Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea said it will shut down the joint industrial park there and accused Pyongyang of using hard currency from Kaesong to develop its nuclear and missile programs. (Associated Press)

U.S. and Asian allies punishing North Korea for its aggression

- The Washington Times

Aftershocks from North Korea’s satellite launch over the weekend continued to reverberate on both sides of Pacific on Wednesday, as South Korea pulled the plug on a high-profile joint venture with Pyongyang, the U.S. and Japan moved ahead on new economic sanctions on the North and China faced increasing pressure to rein in its rogue ally.

There is currently a shortage of eggs throughout Venezuela, with people waiting in line for at least an hour to buy them. The IMF said inflation would more than double in the economically struggling South American country in 2016. (Associated Press)

Crumbling economy in Venezuela puts Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime in peril

The late Hugo Chavez kept his “Bolivarian Revolution” alive by picking fights — mostly with the United States and Venezuela’s traditional elites — while sailing on a sea of oil. But with energy prices plummeting and the economy cratering, Venezuelans aren’t buying the old formula anymore under Chavez’s handpicked successor.

In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, North Korean workers assemble jackets at a factory of a South Korean-owned company at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex, in Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea says Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, it will halt operations at joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)

North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

- Associated Press

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul’s earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North’s recent rocket launch was a “dangerous declaration of war.”

President Barack Obama sits with FBI director James Comey in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 before making a statement on Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Feds want $38 million to help FBI break data encryption

- The Washington Times

The Justice Department is seeking $38 million in its proposed 2017 budget to help the FBI’s development of a workaround to data encryption — a need the FBI director highlighted with the disclosure that investigators have been unable to access information on the cellphone of one of the San Bernardino attackers.

Adm. Cecil E.D. Haney. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

China adds warheads to older DF-5s

- The Washington Times

China’s military has begun retrofitting single-warhead DF-5 intercontinental ballistic missiles with multiple, independently targetable re-entry vehicles, according to U.S. defense officials. The upgrading of the DF-5 missiles with multiple warheads, known as MIRVs, was detected by U.S. intelligence agencies within the past several months.

"In my 50-plus years in the intelligence business, I cannot recall a more diverse array of crises and challenges than we face today," Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said at a daylong Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Intel chief warns of widening array of terror dangers

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s top intelligence official warned Tuesday that the country is facing an unusually broad range of security threats, from Islamic State recruitment of extremists inside the U.S., to Iranian support for terrorism, to the expanding pursuit by Russia and China of cyberspying technology and weapons capable of neutralizing U.S. satellites orbiting the earth.

In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, North Korean workers assemble jackets at a factory of a South Korean-owned company at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex, in Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea says Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, it will halt operations at joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)

South Korea to shut down joint industrial park with North Korea

- Associated Press

South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North’s recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.

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Official unsure of where Iran's enriched uranium is stored

- Associated Press

A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement.

The Chinese are coming!

The Washington Times

Little attention has been given to one spectacular story out of China these days: the massive numbers of Chinese tourists who are spreading out around the globe. And the rest of the world finds itself overwhelmed and largely unprepared for the growing onslaught of happy Chinese masses eager to spend and explore.

US airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan

- Associated Press

U.S. officials say there have been about 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan in the past three weeks, as the U.S. expands its fight against the insurgent group beyond Iraq and Syria.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, center, and British Gen. Sir Nicholas Houghton, second left, participate in a meeting of NATO's Military Committee at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) ** FILE **

NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

- Associated Press

In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, center, and British Gen. Sir Nicholas Houghton, second left, participate in a meeting of NATO's Military Committee at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) ** FILE **

Pentagon chief predicting 'tangible gains' in Iraq, Syria

- Associated Press

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce "tangible gains" in Iraq and Syria by March, even as coalition partners pledged to expand and deepen their military contributions.

Plan to suspend tax incentives concerns Oklahoma governor

Associated Press

A Senate proposal to suspend more than a dozen state tax incentives amid a budget crisis already is drawing concerns from the governor about how it might derail expanded business opportunities in the state.

In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, North Korean workers assemble jackets at a factory of a South Korean-owned company at the jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex, in Kaesong, North Korea. South Korea says Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, it will halt operations at joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Burden of Kaesong closure to mostly fall on S. Korean firms

- Associated Press

South Korea's sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference to the North's decrepit economy despite being a stern diplomatic measure.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry at a conference entitled 'Supporting Syria & The Region,'  in London. As Kerry heads to Munich, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016,  in search of compromises that could yield a truce and revive peace talks that were suspended before they really started, the administration is being pressed by all sides to clarify its strategy.  (Nicholas Kamm/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now

- Associated Press

Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.

Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 militants

Associated Press

Pakistan's powerful army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded by military courts to 12 "hardcore terrorists" over their involvement in a series of attacks against security forces, the military said.

Ex-army chief's appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized

- Associated Press

An international rights group said Thursday that the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts its pledges to investigate alleged abuses under his command.