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German Election No Time for Complacency on Turkey and Russian Federation German Election No Time for Complacency on Turkey and Russian Federation
- September 20, 2017

It is the world's leading industrial nation in a number of sectors, including automotive, life sciences, agri-tech, software and engineering services. But recent appeals to the country's two largest migrant communities indicate that this might be changing. Hundreds of AfD party members and anti-Islam activists rallied together in the eastern city of Dresden on Monday, counting down the days to a vote set to make the AfD the first far-right group in Germany's parliament in more than 50 years. (more...)
Only On 8: Helping Hurricane Irma's victims in the Florida Keys Only On 8: Helping Hurricane Irma's victims in the Florida Keys
- September 20, 2017

Residents of the upper Keys began returning to their homes Wednesday. "They replaced multiple broken poles, mostly in alleys or backyards". "And we don't have shelters right now". Millions are without power in Southeast. Georgia, North Carolina, and SC are large cotton states where damage would impact and an already damaged market. (more...)
Manafort Wiretapped by Feds, Told to Expect Indictment Manafort Wiretapped by Feds, Told to Expect Indictment
- September 20, 2017

Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive. According to CNN , the first FISA court order that investigators allegedly obtained was part of a 2014 FBI investigation into Washington firms that had worked with the Party of Regions, the former ruling party in Ukraine that was generally seen as pro-Russian. (more...)
Cuba Reports on Hurricane Maria, Dominica PM Pleas for Help Cuba Reports on Hurricane Maria, Dominica PM Pleas for Help
- September 20, 2017

National Weather Service in San Juan. The NHC added: "A unsafe storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves will raise water levels by as much as 7ft to 11ft feet above normal tide levels in the hurricane warning area near where the centre of Maria moves across the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands ". (more...)
Trump Wants Massive Military Parade in DC on July 4 Trump Wants Massive Military Parade in DC on July 4
- September 20, 2017

It was two hours and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France... The Pentagon might have vetoed Donald Trump's interest in parading USA military vehicles across the streets of Washington during his inauguration festivities. (more...)
Budget office needs more time on health bill Budget office needs more time on health bill
- September 19, 2017

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank, asserts that the Graham-Cassidy bill would also "gut" pre-existing conditions coverage . Cassidy says he's certain they have 48 or 49 Republican votes for his bill. He said it amounts to "Obamacare lite". And that was all she wrote on "Meet the Press". (more...)
Strike at GM's Ontario plant threatens Chevy Equinox sales Strike at GM's Ontario plant threatens Chevy Equinox sales
- September 19, 2017

The Equinox is the second-best-selling vehicle at GM behind the Chevy Silverado large pickup and 10th-best-selling vehicle in the US, auto or truck. Dias has pushed for higher working standards in the US and Mexico during current negotiations over changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, Bloomberg said. (more...)
SC disposes of petitions against Kulsoom Nawaz's candidature SC disposes of petitions against Kulsoom Nawaz's candidature
- September 19, 2017

The country's Supreme Court , which has been hearing a high-profile corruption case against Nawaz Sharif and his children, ruled in July that Sharif had concealed overseas assets, and ordered his removal from office for "dishonesty". The constituency has 312,783 voters and the polling stations close at 5 p.m. Pakistan time. Fewer votes for the PML-N would allow political opponents to claim that even on the Sharif family's home turf the corruption allegations are having an effect. (more...)
LACETT | Cards drop in new AP poll after loss to Clemson LACETT | Cards drop in new AP poll after loss to Clemson
- September 19, 2017

Wisconsin, which beat BYU 40-6 on Saturday, moved up two spots to No. 10 in the Coaches Poll and one spot to No. 9 in the AP poll. The Sooners received the remaining first-place vote. Here's look at the complete AP Top 25 . Washington 8. MI 9. The highest ranked Group of Five team also resides in the state of Florida as the USF Bulls now sit at No. (more...)
Gasoline prices slowly falling with bigger drops ahead Gasoline prices slowly falling with bigger drops ahead
- September 19, 2017

That spike seems to have since curbed as refineries begin resuming operations, according to Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast. Looking down the road, the group said regular unleaded could drop below $2 a gallon by Christmas. While there's been a drop in the prices this week - we're paying about 44 cents more than at the same point past year. (more...)
DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees
- September 18, 2017

The UN's Monusco peacekeeping mission in the country had said on Saturday that at least 36 refugees were killed in the violence in Kamanyola on Friday, in which a Congolese soldier also died. A [Congolese soldier] was killed in the clash, and it led to the escalation of violence. The Burundian protesters, she said, "were not happy because four of them have been expelled from Congo". (more...)
NFL Predictions: Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts 9/17/17 NFL Predictions: Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts 9/17/17
- September 18, 2017

If the Cardinals want to save their season they better figure out a way to change up their offense. Quarterback Carson Palmer played poorly in the opener, and the offensive line struggled to protect him. Tight end Troy Niklas also went through the same injury as Johnson and remains sidelined. Larry Fitzgerald led the team with 74 yards on 6 receptions while J.J. (more...)
Donald Trump shares video of himself hitting Hillary Clinton with golf ball Donald Trump shares video of himself hitting Hillary Clinton with golf ball
- September 18, 2017

President Donald Trump retweeted an video Sunday morning that demonstrated him swinging a golf club and seeming to hit his previous presidential campaign equal Hillary Clinton with a golf ball. Trump slammed Clinton over her new book earlier this week too, tweeting that she "blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss". (more...)
United Nations special coordinator welcomes Hamas reconciliation statement United Nations special coordinator welcomes Hamas reconciliation statement
- September 18, 2017

Hamas has run Gaza since 2007, when it forced troops loyal to Abbas from the coastal enclave a year after defeating his Fatah movement in parliamentary elections. Hamas is under growing financial pressure as Egypt has destroyed numerous smuggling tunnels Hamas used previously, and Abbas has turned up the screws on the rival Hamas by refusing to pay for electricity in Gaza, and cutting salaries for civil servants. (more...)
PV Sindhu dedicates Korean Open title victory to PM Modi PV Sindhu dedicates Korean Open title victory to PM Modi
- September 18, 2017

Okuhara managed to save two match points, but Sindhu was simply brilliant as she wrapped up the game, the match and the Championship. Both the player stayed neck-and-neck till 17-17, before Sindhu committed two back-to-back unforced errors as the Japanese took a lead. (more...)
Trump takes advantage of the London attack to promote his travel ban Trump takes advantage of the London attack to promote his travel ban
- September 17, 2017

So, as Frankie's mower roared into life, Mr Trump turned and strode to the Oval Office to - he said - place a call to Theresa May . and perhaps try to fix some of that damage. He adds: "Must be proactive & nasty!" Trump called May to discuss the attack Friday. One of America's oldest and truest allies would appreciate it if Donald Trump would keep his opinions to himself. (more...)
World XI departs after historic tour of Pakistan World XI departs after historic tour of Pakistan
- September 17, 2017

The PCB chairman said the tour by the West Indies is an important milestone as it would be a proper bilateral series in Pakistan and it would open the doors for the PCB to negotiate with other cricket playing nations. "The reaction of the Pakistanis who were at the ground is something I have never seen in my life", said Clarke, who attended the first two matches. (more...)
'Rohingya pose threat': Alleged Indian affidavit 'Rohingya pose threat': Alleged Indian affidavit
- September 17, 2017

Almost 15,000 have received refugee documentation, according to the United Nations, but India wants to deport them all. On Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government would file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Monday, when the case regarding the issue comes up for hearing. (more...)
California lawmakers take anti-Trump stance as session ends California lawmakers take anti-Trump stance as session ends
- September 17, 2017

California's "Sanctuary State" bill limits the sharing of information between local police and federal immigration agents. But the bill's passage comes as a second blow to the Trump administration's hard-line policy on illegal immigration in as many days. (more...)
Niall Horan announces tour after releasing new single Niall Horan announces tour after releasing new single
- September 16, 2017

Tickets to Horan's Tampa show go on sale THIS Sept. 22, as in next week, and start at $29.50. The 2018 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand already has its first headliner. "I've been waiting ages for you to hear it, hope you enjoy it", the singer tweeted of the song. What do you think of Too much to Ask? Mark your calendar! Niall Horan has announced his debut solo album, and it's coming sooner than we thought. (more...)
Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder trailer is a visual brilliance Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder trailer is a visual brilliance
- September 16, 2017

This awaited movie has been directed by AR Murugadoss . The Spyder trailer appears to have got the audience interested too. " Spyder " is one hot film that is waited this festive season. Hence, he finds a software which will assist his team pinpoint who is in specific need of help by highlighting cases with words like "help" used on phones. (more...)
Vermont unemployment now 3 percent; employers seek workers Vermont unemployment now 3 percent; employers seek workers
- September 16, 2017

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment increased from 4.8% in July to 5% in August. The August numbers mark four full years where the state has been at or below the national unemployment rate. Larry Hogan said in a statement. Economist Emilie Doerksen said nonfarm employment grew by 800 jobs last month and the service-providing sector added almost 2,000 jobs. (more...)
No floor test in TN Assembly till Sept 20: Madras HC No floor test in TN Assembly till Sept 20: Madras HC
- September 16, 2017

He was taking sides to protect the minority government, he added. "We have said that we do not want Tamil Nadu police". The Opposition leader has been reiterating his demand to have Chief Minister Edapaddi Palaniswami prove his majority in the House since he parted ways with Dinakaran. (more...)
Fire engulfs religious seminary in Malaysia killing 24 people Fire engulfs religious seminary in Malaysia killing 24 people
- September 16, 2017

The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours, BBC reported. "I saw their little hands out of the grilled windows; crying for help". "The pupils all got locked in and they couldn't escape and got burnt", Ms Nadia Azalan, sister of a 13-year-old victim, told Reuters in tears as distraught family members gathered outside the building. (more...)
Jennifer Garner cries over 'Hamilton' following dentist visit in comedic video Jennifer Garner cries over 'Hamilton' following dentist visit in comedic video
- September 16, 2017

Can you make out what she's trying to say? Speaking to a friend on speaker phone, the 45-year-old mum-of-three hilariously tried to explain that she heard a track from the Hamilton soundtrack while she was in the dentist's chair. The star only joined Instagram at the start of September and already has 221 thousand followers, who no doubt will appreciate the hilarious and self-deprecating throwback video. (more...)
Pres. Trump in Fla. to Meet With Victims of Hurricane Irma Pres. Trump in Fla. to Meet With Victims of Hurricane Irma
- September 15, 2017

Trump had expressed worry about the path of Hurricane Irma last week, saying that the storm bearing toward Florida was "not good". The number of people without has dropped to 9.5 million - just under half of Florida's population. Trump. "I can guarantee you this - it's going to cost billions, upon billions, upon billions of dollars", Curbelo said Monday. While he did not see any damage caused by Harvey, he met with storm victims that were forced into shelters during the storm. (more...)
Ambiguity continues over land for bullet train terminus in Maharashtra Ambiguity continues over land for bullet train terminus in Maharashtra
- September 14, 2017

Both questions are incorrect, created to give you a certain kind of answer. Out of the Rs 1,10,000 crore, Japan is giving a loan of Rs 88,000 crore and the interest on this loan is minimal, i.e. A total of 12 stations have been proposed for the Bullet Train route, including Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati. (more...)
Chubb selects France as post-Brexit EU headquarters Chubb selects France as post-Brexit EU headquarters
- September 14, 2017

The European Union was not a group of "naive free traders" and would always defend its strategic interests. The latest research shows that most Europeans still hold these frustrations, even if overall favourability towards the EU has increased among member states over the last 12 months. (more...)
Lights still out for 6.1 million USA customers after Irma: utilities Lights still out for 6.1 million USA customers after Irma: utilities
- September 14, 2017

Emera's Tampa Electric utility said the storm could affect up to 500,000 of the 730,000 homes and businesses it serves. Irma hit southwestern Florida on Sunday morning as a risky Category 4 storm, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. (more...)
Erdogan remains defiant as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies criticize S-400 deal with Russian Federation Erdogan remains defiant as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies criticize S-400 deal with Russian Federation
- September 14, 2017

It is believed that a measure of transfer-of-technology will be involved, though to what extent is not known, though Bloomberg reported that two of the S-400 systems would be "produced" in Turkey . The air-defense system has a range of 250 miles, and can hit up to 80 targets at once. The deal is said to be worth around $2.5 billion. "A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation interoperable missile defense system remains the best option to defend Turkey from the full range of threats in its ... (more...)
Can Dennis Rodman Prevent World War III? Can Dennis Rodman Prevent World War III?
- September 14, 2017

That bromance flourishes against a backdrop of increasing global stress. North Korea has carried out several nuclear missle tests over the summer and President Donald Trump has threatened to respond with military action, if needed. When Morgan brought up Kim's frequent threats of annihilating the US with nuclear weapons and called him a repressive dictator, Rodman chuckled, which somewhat riled Morgan, who then questioned why Rodman may not see Kim as a threat. (more...)
Hope Hicks Named Trump White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Named Trump White House Communications Director
- September 13, 2017

Hicks was Trump's director of strategic communications, she also served as his press secretary at the start of the presidential campaign. She had been working for the first daughter, doing public relations for Ivanka Trump's brand, when the businessman brought her in to handle press requests for his young presidential campaign. (more...)
Steve Mnuchin signals higher taxes for hedge funds Steve Mnuchin signals higher taxes for hedge funds
- September 13, 2017

But if Republicans want to pass a tax bill through reconciliation to prevent a Democratic filibuster, the legislation can't add to the deficit outside the budget window. Mnuchin said that Republicans plan to eliminate the state and local tax deduction, so there won't be a tax cut for people in high-tax states such as NY and California. (more...)
Bangladesh minister AH Mahmood Ali speaks of genocide in Myanmar's Rakhine Bangladesh minister AH Mahmood Ali speaks of genocide in Myanmar's Rakhine
- September 13, 2017

In effect, India stood by Myanmar on its justification of the violence against Rohingya Muslims - one of the most persecuted ethnic minorities in the world. AFP report: The UN braces for a further surge of arrivals in Bangladesh with tens of thousands more believed to have been displaced in Rakhine , fleeing burning villages, army and ethnic Rakhine mobs whom Rohingya refugees accuse of attacking civilians. (more...)
Storm leaves Florida in holding pattern Storm leaves Florida in holding pattern
- September 13, 2017

Florida's governor warned this week that Irma is on track to be "bigger, faster and stronger" than Hurricane Andrew, the devastating Category 5 storm that caused major damage in the state in 1992. That was down from a peak over 1.4 million on Monday night. "Stay off the roads, stay off the streets, let us complete our assessment, clear the roads of water, power lines, trees and then you can get out there and determine what happened to your individual property or your neighborhood", ... (more...)
Crude Oil Prices Little Changed, Dollar Recovery Saps Support Crude Oil Prices Little Changed, Dollar Recovery Saps Support
- September 13, 2017

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was 17 cents higher at $48.24 a barrel. London Brent crude for November delivery was up 30 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $54.08, having settled down 1.3 percent. A Reuters poll of six analysts taken ahead of inventory reports forecast that crude stocks likely rose by 2.3 million barrels in the week ended September 8. (more...)
Pope is 'fine' after small accident in Colombia Vatican confirms Pope is 'fine' after small accident in Colombia Vatican confirms
- September 12, 2017

Francis added that climate change is a "serious matter over which we can not make jokes" as he insisted scientists had been perfectly clear. Pope Francis said he read a report citing a university study that asserted humanity has only three years to reduce the pace of climate change before it's too late. (more...)
US Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place US Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place
- September 12, 2017

The order is in response to the administration's request for the high court to block a lower court ruling that could allow up to 24,000 refugees to enter the United States. Permitting the ban to expire would let the administration save face while avoiding the risk of a damaging Supreme Court decision that could not only strike down the order but also place lasting constraints on presidential power over immigration and national security. (more...)
LADY GAGA to take a break from music LADY GAGA to take a break from music
- September 12, 2017

The movie examines the life of Stefani Joanne Germanotta, which is Lady Gaga's birth name, after the release of her Artpop album. GaGa burst into tears as she endured the pain of her broken hip. "And I still admire her, no matter what she might think of me". "This does not mean that I have nothing to do", she added. She talked about many secrets in her documentary . (more...)
Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, Takes Home the Miss America 2018 Crown! Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, Takes Home the Miss America 2018 Crown!
- September 12, 2017

She is the official hostess for the State of Louisiana and spokesperson for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Vantage Health Plan, Propane Dealers of Louisiana and the Louisiana Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Senate as an internee. Incidentally, she is a descendant of Victoria Woodhull, who was the first woman to run for president of the United States, in 1872. (more...)