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BBCI: Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital BBCI: Barcelona attack: German woman dies in hospital
- August 28, 2017

The probe into the August 17-18 attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils has suggested that the alleged cell leader's ties to other jihadists and his criminal record for drug trafficking may have been missed because Catalan regional police didn't have information that was in the hands of central authorities. (more...)
Labour positions itself as party of soft Brexit
- August 28, 2017

The Shadow Brexit Secretary said that the members of the ruling Conservative Party, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond , had recently ruled out a possibility of the United Kingdom remaining part of the customs union and the single market during a transitional phase, which Labour considered "an unnecessary and highly risky path to take". (more...)
Children Are Among the Dead After a US-Backed Raid in Somalia Children Are Among the Dead After a US-Backed Raid in Somalia
- August 28, 2017

A Somali official on Friday accused the country's armed forces and its foreign backers of killing nine civilians - including a woman and a child. The Somalian army says its forces, supported by USA troops, mistakenly shot dead 10 Somalis, including three children, during an operation near the town of Bariire early Friday morning. (more...)
Hegazi at fault as West Brom denied by Stoke in Premier League Hegazi at fault as West Brom denied by Stoke in Premier League
- August 28, 2017

The hosts had looked set to extend their ideal start to the Premier League season when Jay Rodriguez broke the deadlock in a low-key contest with a 61st-minute header - his first league goal for the club. It wasn't my finest goals we will take them every day of the week. West Brom was content to allow Stoke the majority of the possession but Mark Hughes' side showed few signs of making the most of it, with Geoff Cameron's inexplicably poor strike from a good position inside the penalty ... (more...)
Iraq says victory over IS in Tal Afar is near Iraq says victory over IS in Tal Afar is near
- August 28, 2017

Tal Afar is one of the last bastions of IS control in Iraq . Prior to the meeting in Erbil, a diplomat familiar with French policy said Le Drian and Parly would convey to KRG President Massoud Barzani the French position in favour of an autonomous Kurdistan that remains part of the Iraqi state. (more...)
Kushner promises to present peace plan within four months
- August 28, 2017

US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace envoy and son-in-law Jared Kushner promised to present a peace plan within four months if the Palestinian Authority refrains from taking steps against Israel in global forums, a senior Palestinian source told the Israel Hayom newspaper on Sunday. (more...)
Mexico and Canada are 'being very difficult' in NAFTA renegotiations Mexico and Canada are 'being very difficult' in NAFTA renegotiations
- August 28, 2017

On CNN's "New Day" Friday, host Alisyn Camerota quoted Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto telling Trump in a phone call, " Mexico can not pay for that wall". In response, Mexico's foreign ministry issued a statement Sunday afternoon reiterating the country's position that it will not "in any way or under any circumstance" pay for Trump's signature border wall. (more...)
Trump issues guidance on transgender military ban Trump issues guidance on transgender military ban
- August 27, 2017

That policy is to be written within six months and implemented by March 23. But this seems to have been resolved with Trump's Friday directives to the Pentagon that transgender folks should not be recruited into the armed forces; while the fate of transgender officers already serving is in the hands of military officers. (more...)
Arizona leaders react to President Trump's pardon for Arpaio Arizona leaders react to President Trump's pardon for Arpaio
- August 27, 2017

The damage that Mr. Arpaio did to this state and to this community is incalculable, and he did it by flouting not only the law as set down in the Constitution but the law of human decency as well. CNN's Ana Navarro called Arpaio "a symbol of racism, of discrimination, of racial profiling, of abuses of civil rights" to most in the Latino community. (more...)
Canada, Mexico Are Skeptical of Trump's Nafta Remarks Canada, Mexico Are Skeptical of Trump's Nafta Remarks
- August 27, 2017

Negotiators are expected to head to Mexico City for the second round of talks from September 1 to 5, and to Canada for their third round in late September (reportedly September 23-27). But more importantly, as Phil Levy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics told my colleague Zeeshan Aleem, "there is no mechanism" for a trade deal to guarantee a bilateral trade balance. (more...)
Percent of Americans See Trump as Divider, Poll Finds Percent of Americans See Trump as Divider, Poll Finds
- August 27, 2017

But even as Trump repeated a white supremacist talking point, he said the rise of hate groups was the responsibility of the media. Despite disagreement among members of the two parties on Trump's response, there was widespread disapproval on both sides of neo-Nazi views. (more...)
Vancouver activist's Patriot Prayer to stage 'freedom rally' in Bay Area Vancouver activist's Patriot Prayer to stage 'freedom rally' in Bay Area
- August 26, 2017

Far-right activists holding a rally in San Francisco on Saturday will be met with a minefield of dog poo in a counter-protest of "civil disobedience" orchestrated by some very obliging pooches. He went home and created a Facebook event , inviting 15 of his friends to walk their dogs in Crissy Field on Saturday and leave their pets' waste behind. (more...)
Weather boss steps down as Macau struggles to recover from typhoon Weather boss steps down as Macau struggles to recover from typhoon
- August 26, 2017

On Wednesday, a severe Typhoon struck Macau and Hong Kong, killing at least 16 and causing up to 8 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.02 billion) in damages. For the first time, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops were deployed on the streets of Macau yesterday to help clean up in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon, amid criticism that the authorities were unprepared for the storm. (more...)
Terrorists attack Shiite mosque in Kabul; 2 killed
- August 26, 2017

The Taliban said they were behind that attack. He urged Islamic clerics everywhere to condemn the bloodshed. The IS group's news outlet Amaq said IS militants had carried out a "commando" attack on the mosque. "There was another girl who was shot in the head". Witnesses told news agency Reuters that the gunmen threw grenades before entering the mosque. Sunni extremists consider Shiite Muslims to be heretics. (more...)
Thailand: Arrest warrant issued for former PM Yingluck after no-show in court Thailand: Arrest warrant issued for former PM Yingluck after no-show in court
- August 26, 2017

Sources close to Yingluck, who was ousted by a military coup in 2014, said on Friday that the former prime minister had fled Thailand. The criminal charge laid against her was over her government's ill-conceived rice subsidy scheme which lost between $8 and $20 billion in public funds, but helped poor rice farmers who are the Shinawatras' political base. (more...)
US interior chief recommends changes on some protected lands US interior chief recommends changes on some protected lands
- August 26, 2017

The interior department has provided no public details on the size or location of these boundary changes, though Zinke told the AP he felt some monuments are too large. "This narrative is false and has no basis in fact". Some background: Zinke's review began in late April, after an executive order directed the interior department to review 22 federally-owned lands protected by the Antiquities Act of 1906. (more...)
White House: Efforts to have Mexico pay for wall not 'abandoned' White House: Efforts to have Mexico pay for wall not 'abandoned'
- August 25, 2017

During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised over and over again that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall. "And he'll continue to fight for that funding and ensure it takes place". Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. (more...)
Mattis: US Sanctions Will Stay Until Russia Changes Behavior Mattis: US Sanctions Will Stay Until Russia Changes Behavior
- August 25, 2017

It has been known for weeks that the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons. "Thank you for your clear position on the matter of Crimea-that it was and will be Ukrainian and that it should be returned to Ukraine", Poroshenko said Thursday. (more...)
USA sanctions China, Russia entities, individuals over N. Korea's nuclear program USA sanctions China, Russia entities, individuals over N. Korea's nuclear program
- August 25, 2017

Among the flurry of US legal maneuverings on Tuesday involving North Korea , maybe the most revealing involves a federal lawsuit aimed at the businesses of one Chinese entrepreneur. "China opposes unilateral sanctions out of the U.N. Security Council framework, especially the "long-arm jurisdiction" over Chinese entities and individuals exercised by any country in accordance with its domestic laws". (more...)
Cops Arrest Driver After Car Pushes Through Protesters Cops Arrest Driver After Car Pushes Through Protesters
- August 25, 2017

Louis, Mo. while marching in honor of Kiwi Herring , a transgender woman who was shot dead by police earlier this week. A vehicle approached, stopped, honked its horn and attempted to drive around the protesters . As they tried to arrest Herring she stabbed one of the officers in his arm, as well as a neighbor present at the incident, leading to the responding officers opening fire and shooting Herring , who died at the scene. (more...)
Torso washed ashore in Denmark belonged to missing journalist Kim Wall Torso washed ashore in Denmark belonged to missing journalist Kim Wall
- August 25, 2017

The inventor, Peter Madsen , has been arrested on suspicion of killing her. Wall , 30, was last seen alive on the evening of August 10 on Madsen's submarine, named UC3 Nautilus . This means that the prosecution could seek to have Madsen's detainment extended on suspicion of intentional killing, writes TV2. He added police found marks on the torso indicating someone tried to press air out of the body so that it wouldn't float. (more...)
Fulmer, Tigers try to stop Yankees in series finale Fulmer, Tigers try to stop Yankees in series finale
- August 25, 2017

Jacoby Ellsbury pinch-hit for Judge in the seventh inning. Gary Sanchez hit a pair of two-run homers, including a mammoth blast in the first inning, for NY (67-57). With Romine's ejection, Sanchez had to move to catcher, meaning the Yankees lost their designated hitter. Dellin Betances opened the bottom of the inning by drilling James McCann in the head with a 98-mph fastball and was ejected after a lengthy discussion by the umpires. (more...)
Mobile Internet services suspended for 72 hours in Haryana & Punjab Mobile Internet services suspended for 72 hours in Haryana & Punjab
- August 25, 2017

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has ordered the withdrawal of 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security for posting on field duty to strengthen the security blanket, an official spokesperson said after a meeting attended by Arora, Gupta, Dhillon and others. (more...)
Web host will turn over anti-Trump site visitor info to Feds Web host will turn over anti-Trump site visitor info to Feds
- August 25, 2017

During an hour-long hearing, attorneys for DreamHost , the company that hosts the website Disruptj20.org, argued the federal search warrant was still too broad and would include information of innocent individuals who visited the site but were not part of violent Inauguration Day rioting. (more...)
Terror threat cancels Rotterdam concert Terror threat cancels Rotterdam concert
- August 25, 2017

The city's mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, said gas bottles were found in a small van with Spanish number plates found near the venue, where American rock group Allah-Las were due to perform. By around midnight, the area was calm and police had lifted the cordon they earlier put up around the venue, the NOS reported. Following an anonymous tip, police arrested the 22-year-old repairman driving the van. (more...)
Federal Judge Permanently Blocks Texas Voter ID Law Federal Judge Permanently Blocks Texas Voter ID Law
- August 25, 2017

In 2014, she ruled that the law, which required registered voters to present one of seven forms of photo identification - a driver's license, state ID, concealed handgun permit, passport, USA citizenship certificate, military ID or special voter ID - in order to cast a ballot, illegally discriminated against those without the money or means to get an ID. (more...)
Sears Holdings to close more United States stores, including 28 Kmart locations Sears Holdings to close more United States stores, including 28 Kmart locations
- August 25, 2017

At Kmart , the measure dropped 9.4%, while at Sears stores, that figure was down 13.2%. Store closures contributed to approximately $770 million of the decline, Sears said. The stock has fallen 46 percent in the last 12 months. Sears Canada is in the process of closing 59 stores and cutting 2,900 jobs nationally while simultaneously looking for fresh investors and buyers for some or all of its business under supervision by the Ontario Superior Court. (more...)
Trump voices optimism about North Korea Trump voices optimism about North Korea
- August 24, 2017

During last year's drills, the North successfully test-fired for the first time a submarine-launched ballistic missile ruler Kim Jong Un then praised as the "success of all successes". The belligerence in these pieces is no deviation from typical Rodong Sinmun columns or declarations on North Korea's other major propaganda outlet, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). (more...)
European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK
- August 24, 2017

The Government is vowing to end the " direct jurisdiction " of the European Court of Justice in the United Kingdom as it sets out its keenly awaited plans for Britain to take back control of its laws after Brexit. As Brexit supporters alleged May was abandoning the hardline position she set out in last year's Conservative Party conference speech and at Lancaster House in January, justice minister Dominic Raab conceded London would have to keep "half an eye" on ECJ rulings in the ... (more...)
DOJ Drops IP Log Request for Anti-Trump Protest Site DOJ Drops IP Log Request for Anti-Trump Protest Site
- August 24, 2017

In a court filing Monday, government lawyers said they "had no interest in records relating to the 1.3 million IP addresses" of site visitors . "To re-iterate: these additional facts were unknown to the government at the time it applied for and obtained the Warrant; consequently, the government could not exclude from the scope of the Warrant what it did not know existed", Phillips wrote. (more...)
More gold medals for Vietnam in cycling, shooting More gold medals for Vietnam in cycling, shooting
- August 24, 2017

He fought his way to the men's jianshu gold with a score of 9.67 points, upsetting compatriot and World Cup victor Wong Weng Son who took the silver. Vietnam's Le Tu Chinh won the 200m in 23.32 to complete the women's sprint double, while Anthony Beram secured the men's 200m title for the Philippines . (more...)
Malia Obama Spotted at Harvard for Move Malia Obama Spotted at Harvard for Move
- August 24, 2017

Malia Obama was just like any other freshman moving into Harvard University this week, except maybe for those Secret Service agents shadowing her mom and dad. In 2014, she helped out on the set of Extant with Halle Berry and the next year landed an internship working on the set of Girls . She continued to gush about the teenager, saying, "She was fantastic, she was unbelievable". (more...)
Melania Trump Thanks Chelsea Clinton for Defending Barron Trump Melania Trump Thanks Chelsea Clinton for Defending Barron Trump
- August 24, 2017

The First Son had found himself once again the target of online bullies, who were making fun of his clothes in an article published on Daily Caller called 'It's High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He's In the White House'. Vince Coglianese, editorial director for The Daily Caller , defended Springer. He also described Springer as "the most pro-Barron Trump writer I've ever met", according to the AP. (more...)
Cape Cod beach closed after shark bites paddleboard Cape Cod beach closed after shark bites paddleboard
- August 24, 2017

The shark bit the board during high tide and on calm seas. "I was in the water ... people started yelling 'shark.' I got out and saw blood coming out of the seal ... Besides Wednesday's incident in Wellfleet, the most recent run-ins occurred in 2012, when a man was bitten in Truro; and 2014, when a pair of kayakers off the coast of Plymouth were knocked into the water by a great white. (more...)
Trump supporter gets heckled by Boston counter-protesters Trump supporter gets heckled by Boston counter-protesters
- August 23, 2017

The coalition also said that it was not related to the organizers of the Charlottesville rally. Later Saturday afternoon, Boston's police department tweeted that protesters were throwing bottles, urine and rocks at them and asked people publicly to refrain from doing so. (more...)
Democrats blast any Joe Arpaio pardon ahead of Trump Arizona trip Democrats blast any Joe Arpaio pardon ahead of Trump Arizona trip
- August 23, 2017

The mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton, a Democrat, has urged Mr. Trump to delay his trip. President Trump has reportedly considered pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who was convicted of criminal contempt of court past year. (more...)
$700M Powerball jackpot is 2nd largest on record, Texas Lottery says $700M Powerball jackpot is 2nd largest on record, Texas Lottery says
- August 23, 2017

Live Powerball drawings are aired on select lottery draw stations on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. So there is no doubt are better chances of winning the little prizes. About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. In 2016, the United States lottery industry reported a record 80 billion dollars in revenue and a nine percent increase in ticket sales from 2015, but the industry continues to ... (more...)
Greitens Grants Stay Of Execution Greitens Grants Stay Of Execution
- August 23, 2017

Greitens said . "To carry out the death penalty, the people of Missouri must have confidence in the judgment of guilt", wrote Governor Greitens. "In light of new information, I am appointing a Board of Inquiry in this case", said Greitens. (more...)
Iraqi forces gain ground on ISIL in Tal Afar offensive Iraqi forces gain ground on ISIL in Tal Afar offensive
- August 23, 2017

The Iraqi army, air force, Federal Police, the elite US -trained Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) and Iranian-backed Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are taking part in the offensive. Mattis said Iraqi forces would move against the western Euphrates River valley after retaking Tal Afar. Iraqi forces have not given a specific timetable for the liberation of Tal Afar but noted that the city's layout, which is more open and much smaller than Mosul, could speed up the process. (more...)
US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship Near Singapore US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship Near Singapore
- August 23, 2017

The statement said that the RMN transfered the body to its frigate vessel KD Lekiu and it planned to surrender the remains to the US Navy tomorrow. Singaporean ships, tug boats and helicopters joined US Navy aircraft in the search for the missing sailors. (more...)