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North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations. An unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman said the “foolish” U.S. comments helped North Korea reach a “definite decision” about its next steps as it approaches an end-of-year deadline set by leader Kim Jong Un for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms to revive the nuclear talks.
Kate Middleton just wore a brand-new diamond ring on her right hand, and we (almost) missed it.Last night, the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, attended Queen Elizabeth’s annual Diplomatic Corps...
What a disaster. The buildup in anticipation of an incredibly rare Porsche Type 64 crossing the block at RM Sotheby’s 2019 Monterey auction was monumental. Even mainstream media outlets started to talk about what makes the car so special and how it could sell for a monumental amount. Then a controversial mistake meant the classic German automobile ended up not selling, something nobody thought would happen. It was easily the worst car auction mistake of 2019.Controversy about this auction is still in the air. While RM Sotheby’s claims the emcee misspoke, the amount shown on the projector screen at the start of the auction was clearly $30 million. Some thought it was the auction house playing a prank which backfired, then trying to cover that up. RM Sotheby’s has denied there was any prank in the works, saying in an official statement the whole thing was the result of numbers being overheard mistakenly and then displayed on the screen.While the results of the auction were a disappointment, everyone was talking about the Porsche Type 64 by the next day. It just wasn’t the kind of coverage RM Sotheby’s had hoped to receive.Things get even worse because now every time someone does a Google search for the Porsche Type 64 the controversy over the RM Sotheby’s auction will be front and center. That could harm the chances of the car selling in the future. But there is always the possibility of someone wanting to own an infamous car, like Bonnie and Clyde’s “death car.”As if that weren’t enough controversy, there’s still plenty more to chew on about this car and make you question the legitimacy of the auction mistake. Some claim the Type 64 had been shopped around to high-roller car collectors for years before it hit Monterey Car Week, but with no takers. In other words, the people who could have afforded the vehicle had already passed on it.It’s important to note some people object to the Type 64 being called a Porsche, including Porsche AG. It might have the Porsche name written on it in beautiful script, but that was added later. Purists claim the 356 was indeed the first true Porsche.Also interesting was some of the media coverage of the Type 64. While most reports focused on the historical importance of the car created by Ferdinand Porsche, others tried drumming up the old Nazi connection narrative. Some feel Porsche was a little too comfortable with the Third Reich before and during World War II and should have paid for that, instead of founding a wildly successful automaker bearing his name. it seems those sentiments haven’t disappeared entirely. Did that have anything to do with the botched auction? Not likely, but it was still an interesting reaction to news of the Type 64 headlining at RM Sotheby’s during Monterey Car Week. Read More * Nissan Announces GT-R50 By Italdesign Deliveries * Hook Up To This Vintage Art Deco Travel Trailer For $975K
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Connor Marsden, 24, had downed pints of lager and cider in a local club an hour before he hit Melissa Tate while driving at 47mph in a 20mph zone.
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Three quarters of millennials regularly contribute to things like Secret Santa even though they can’t afford it.
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HGTV has renewed “Flip or Flop” with Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa for another season.The series follows the former married couple, now divorced business partners, as they flip houses for profit in Southern California. The current season will air its finale Thursday night. This new season will be their second as divorcees.In the new season, according to HGTV, “cameras will continue to follow the formerly married real estate and house-flipping experts as they navigate both the expected and surprising challenges of co-parenting and running a successful business. And, even more dilapidated houses will be transformed into beautifully renovated homes that can be flipped for a good return on investment.”Also Read: 'Flip or Flop' Star Tarek El Moussa on Why He and Ex-Wife Christina Agreed to Do Another Season“Christina and Tarek’s relatable, personal journey attracts millions of viewers who now have a true emotional stake in their story and want to see more,” said Jane Latman, president of HGTV. “Their story is real, compelling and filled with the hallmarks of HGTV hits– family and unforgettable personalities with home-related expertise who are passionate about the work that turns houses into homes.”Anstead and El Moussa both have their own separate HGTV shows airing in 2020 as well. Season 2 of “Christina on the Coast” premieres Thursday, Jan. 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and features Christina’s life with her new husband, Ant Anstead. El Moussa’s new series “Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa,” will premiere in early 2020, and follow him he mentors real estate novices.The season finale of “Flip or Flop” airs Thursday at 9 ET/PT on HGTV.Read original story HGTV Renews ‘Flip or Flop’ With Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa At TheWrap
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President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world's two biggest economies. Chinese officials said at a briefing in Beijing that if Washington reduces the tariffs, China will lower its trade penalties on American goods and also scrap plans for new tariffs Sunday.