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Russia Annual Summit kicks off in Vladivostok, Several agreements inked Russia Annual Summit kicks off in Vladivostok, Several agreements inked
- September 05, 2019

This comes as Russian Federation has maintained that abrogation of Article 370 is the "sovereign decision" of the Indian government adding that it was an "internal matter" of India . "All technical and commercial talks are finished" and payment restrictions caused by USA sanctions are "not an issue anymore" as the two countries agreed to use national currencies, Mr Kladov said. (more...)
Britain's Hammond: We have the numbers to defeat Johnson on Brexit Britain's Hammond: We have the numbers to defeat Johnson on Brexit
- September 05, 2019

The government received 301 votes but failed to beat the motion after 328 MPs including more than 20 Tory MPs voted for it. Now MPs have voted to take control of parliament, they will be able to put a bill which seeks to take no-deal Brexit off the table. (more...)
Monster Storm Dorian Slows to a Crawl Over the Bahamas Monster Storm Dorian Slows to a Crawl Over the Bahamas
- September 05, 2019

She says she lost power and had a little water come into her home, but everyone is OK. Earlier in the day storm surge was predicted to be as high as 23 feet above normal tide levels. "Continue to pray for us". "The reports out of Abaco as everyone knows", spokesman Quincy Parker said, pausing for a deep sigh, "were not good". She said many people donated crates for the scared and sick dogs. (more...)
Bus crashes in New Zealand, causing fatalities and injuries Bus crashes in New Zealand, causing fatalities and injuries
- September 05, 2019

Police said the number of fatalities has not yet been confirmed. A helicopter is dispatched to the crash scene in Waikato, New Zealand. Crowe said it still investigating whether the bus was fitted with seatbelts and if the passengers were wearing them. (more...)
US, Poland Ink 5G Security Agreement in Shadow of Anti-Huawei Campaign US, Poland Ink 5G Security Agreement in Shadow of Anti-Huawei Campaign
- September 04, 2019

US President Donald Trump had planned to attend the war commemorations but cancelled at the last minute so that he could monitor Hurricane Dorian. WARSAW, Sept 3 ― The United States and Poland believe suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control, a joint declaration signed yesterday said, as Washington pressures allies to exclude China from 5G networks. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian: Latest photos, videos show massive damage in Bahamas Hurricane Dorian: Latest photos, videos show massive damage in Bahamas
- September 04, 2019

Hurricane warnings are in effect along the Coast of Florida from the Jupiter Inlet north to the Flager/Volusia County Line. Residents on the southern USA east coast have been warned to prepare for hurricane-force winds. "He's clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course ", Khan told Politico's London Playbook , a statement that apparently riled Trump, who branded him "a bad mayor". (more...)
Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in "Unprecedented Disaster"
- September 04, 2019

It was centered 25 miles northeast of Freeport - roughly the same distance from the city as at 9 a.m. Monday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles. (more...)
Tony Blair warns UK Labour: Don't fall into election 'elephant trap'
- September 03, 2019

He then called an emergency meeting of his ministers to discuss what to do if, as expected, lawmakers vote on Tuesday to start legislating against a "no deal" Brexit . Some of his own party's lawmakers say it was a ruse to limit parliament's options to stop no deal and are willing to vote with the opposition to try to prevent that outcome - even if it leads to a confidence vote that could ultimately bring down the government, which has a tiny majority. (more...)
South Africa police struggling amid latest xenophobic attacks South Africa police struggling amid latest xenophobic attacks
- September 03, 2019

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says Nigerian shops in South Africa are being looted and burnt by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection . while companies in South Africa are employing foreigners ...(because) its cheap labour". It is important to see these events within its context. The unemployment rate in South Africa is almost 28% and this places huge pressure on the lower end of the social ladder. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian: NOAA Updates & 8 PM Advisory from NHC Hurricane Dorian: NOAA Updates & 8 PM Advisory from NHC
- September 03, 2019

As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), Dorian has maximum wind speeds of 160 mph (260 km/h) as the storm churns about 35 miles (55 km) east of Great Abaco Island, the NHC wrote in the update. "The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening and then move dangerously close the Georgia and SC coasts on Wednesday night and Thursday", NOAA forecasters wrote. (more...)
Dorian strengthens to Category 3 hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 3 hurricane
- September 02, 2019

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. "Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 10 miles per hour (17 km/h)". Ron DeSantis said. DeSantis said he had submitted a request for pre-landfall disaster declaration Thursday for all of the state's 67 counties to enable federal resources and funding for emergency measures to reach the state as Dorian pummels the state. (more...)
Dead, 21 Hurt in West Texas Shooting Dead, 21 Hurt in West Texas Shooting
- September 02, 2019

The driver fired a rifle at the troopers and struck one of them, The Washington Post reported Saturday , citing police. Those numbers later were updated , when officials confirmed the deaths of seven people plus the suspect. The attack during the busy Labor Day weekend put people on edge in a state where a gunman killed 22 less than a month ago at a Walmart in El Paso , about 285 miles west of Odessa. (more...)
Iran Officials Keep Denying Space Launch Failure Despite Imagery Iran Officials Keep Denying Space Launch Failure Despite Imagery
- September 02, 2019

Satellite imagery shared by NPR on Thursday showed that an Iranian rocket appeared to have exploded on the launch pad while attempting to launch a satellite into orbit. A satellite photo produced by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows a black plume of smoke rising from the launch site before Thursday's scheduled launch. (more...)
EU's Barnier not optimistic about avoiding a no-deal Brexit - Sunday Telegraph EU's Barnier not optimistic about avoiding a no-deal Brexit - Sunday Telegraph
- September 02, 2019

Johnson on Wednesday successfully petitioned Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue or suspend, parliament in London from mid-September to mid-October, when he plans to submit his government programme in a new parliamentary session. "But I think the important thing is that Parliament should not be excluded from this process". Gove said German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron had indicated after talks with Johnson that the agreement - "which they had said was a ... (more...)
Protests over PM Johnson's move to suspend parliament take place in Glasgow Protests over PM Johnson's move to suspend parliament take place in Glasgow
- September 01, 2019

The self-described "hard-left, hard-remain" campaigner said: "I think it's an essential part of any successful protest movement". The prospect of an explosive Commons battle next week came as Mr Johnson called for both the United Kingdom and European Union to "step up the tempo" in talks. (more...)
Alabama man goes free after resentencing for $50 robbery Alabama man goes free after resentencing for $50 robbery
- September 01, 2019

Kennard, now 58, was convicted of first-degree robbery in connection with the January 1983 theft at Highlands Bakery and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, under Alabama's Habitual Felony Offender Act , AL.com reported . (more...)
Hong Kong protests enter 13th straight weekend Hong Kong protests enter 13th straight weekend
- September 01, 2019

Riot police clashed with demonstrators who defied a ban and staged a march through downtown Hong Kong Saturday to call for greater political freedom. Trump tied the two together Aug 14, saying he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping wanted a trade deal, but that Xi should "quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem". (more...)
Taliban attack Afghan city amid peace talks with US Taliban attack Afghan city amid peace talks with US
- September 01, 2019

The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the bombing. "The Taliban attacked Kunduz today and caused damages to civilians and their houses". Presidential spokesman Sediq Seddiqi told reporters the attack was "completely against the peace talks ". (more...)
Simone Biles' Brother Tevin Arrested and Charged For Triple Murder Simone Biles' Brother Tevin Arrested and Charged For Triple Murder
- August 31, 2019

Biles, part of the gold-medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics, has continued to break records in her sport since. The brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles faces six murder charges, among other charges, after a shooting in Cleveland , according to WJW . (more...)
Hurricane Dorian: Florida declares state of emergency as it waits storm's arrival Hurricane Dorian: Florida declares state of emergency as it waits storm's arrival
- August 30, 2019

The NHC says the risk of unsafe storm surge and hurricane force winds is increasing in the central and northwestern Bahamas and along the Florida east coast. Dorian caused an islandwide blackout in St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and scattered power outages in St. Croix, government spokesman Richard Motta said. (more...)
Brazil governors push Bolsonaro to accept aid Brazil governors push Bolsonaro to accept aid
- August 29, 2019

The French leader also announced that the G7 will provide immediate aid of $ 20 million (€ 17.95 million) to fight the Amazon fires . The change of opinion of the Brazilian president came after a meeting with the authorities of the hardest hit states in the Amazon . (more...)
China hints may not retaliate for latest U.S. tariff hike China hints may not retaliate for latest U.S. tariff hike
- August 29, 2019

The market is now dominated by fears of a portending US recession, although the American economy is actually holding up, and much of the USA economy is made up of consumption, Innes said. "We've gotten two calls". In a further effort to decrease reliance on US exports, China is increasing trade efforts with other countries. Supporting the market mood, US President Donald Trump on Monday flagged the possibility of a trade deal with China and said he believe Beijing was honest in its ... (more...)
Mattel Unveils New Rosa Parks Doll In Honor Of Women's Equality Day Mattel Unveils New Rosa Parks Doll In Honor Of Women's Equality Day
- August 29, 2019

I foresee a future through which I and a bunch of my girls associates all purchase the Rosa Parks doll after which get collectively to play Barbies , ' mentioned Amy. "Through our global platform, we are igniting a movement to help close the Dream Gap and further establish Barbie as the ultimate girl empowerment brand", Lisa McKnight, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Barbie said at the time of the brand's milestone. (more...)
Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment
- August 27, 2019

The company is expected to appeal. Hunter told Balkman in court J&J has accepted "zero responsibility" for its central role in fueling the public-health crisis tied to opioids. "Throughout trial our team repeatedly laid waste to the state's case, which it built on misstatements and distortions", attorney John Sparks, who is representing Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., said after closing statements, according to The Associated Press . (more...)
Indonesia will move capital to island of Borneo Indonesia will move capital to island of Borneo
- August 27, 2019

During the recent election campaign, Mr Widodo promised to spread economic development more evenly outside Java. It features two of the region's largest cities in Balikpapan and Samarinda and boasts modern infrastructure such as a pair of worldwide airports, toll roads and seaports. (more...)
Former Congressman And Talk Radio Host Joe Walsh Announces Trump Primary Challenge Former Congressman And Talk Radio Host Joe Walsh Announces Trump Primary Challenge
- August 26, 2019

Walsh challenged Trump on grounds of character, competence and conservatism. Like Weld, Sanford and Trump himself, Walsh also espouses a more restrained approach to foreign policy, criticizing USA intervention overseas. "But together, we can do it", the Illinois Republican posted. Walsh said he was undeterred. He was popular with the Tea Party movement. The Times said a formal announcement may come as soon as this weekend. (more...)
Hong Kong: Police use water cannon for first time against protesters Hong Kong: Police use water cannon for first time against protesters
- August 26, 2019

Police used tear gas after some protesters threw molotov cocktails and bricks and others used an electric saw to cut through the bottom of a lamp post during an anti-government rally in Kowloon Bay on Saturday. The bill was brought before the Hong Kong parliament on April 3, but failed due to the decision for additional revisions. Many filled Tsuen Wan Park, the endpoint of the rally, chanting, "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong ", the South China Morning Post newspaper reported. (more...)
When Boris Johnson met Donald Trump at G-7 summit When Boris Johnson met Donald Trump at G-7 summit
- August 26, 2019

Mr Johnson will attend the summit for the first time and will have to face political heavyweights Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron. Maddox said his 2016-18 spell as foreign minister was marked by jokes, blunders and little in the way of achievements. (more...)
Donald Trump gets 36% Approval Rate in Latest Poll Donald Trump gets 36% Approval Rate in Latest Poll
- August 26, 2019

News reports quickly surfaced revealing that Trump made the pivot after a series of meetings and phone calls with gun-rights advocates, including chief executive Wayne LaPierre . Members of Congress, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, had contacted administration officials to object to the latest in a series of Trump administration efforts to cut the amount of money Washington provides in foreign assistance. (more...)
Israel says it struck Iranian drone sites in Syria Israel says it struck Iranian drone sites in Syria
- August 26, 2019

Although Israel has not claimed the Beirut attack, Nasrallah said it was the first Israeli attack inside Lebanon since 2006. "We were able to thwart this attack with fighter jets", he said, saying the Iranian attack was believed to be "very imminent". (more...)
Irishman hospitalised following lightening strike at USA golf tournament Irishman hospitalised following lightening strike at USA golf tournament
- August 26, 2019

According to a statement from the PGA Tour , the third round was suspended at 4:17 p.m. ET due to inclement weather. The tournament is expected to resume Sunday morning. Slow-motion video of the lightning strike was posted online by Craig Lucie . We can monitor that. The organizers suspended play for the day after the lightning strike. (more...)
Trump Warns France, China on Trade War as G7 Summit Gets Underway Trump Warns France, China on Trade War as G7 Summit Gets Underway
- August 25, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that the U.S. and France agreed that their common goal was to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Instead, discussions between Trudeau, Trump, Johnson and other world leaders will focus mainly on economic issues, including their shared commitment to the new North American trade deal - christened by Trump the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. (more...)
BJP veteran Arun Jaitley passes away aged 66 BJP veteran Arun Jaitley passes away aged 66
- August 25, 2019

He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on August 9 after he complained of palpitations and restlessness. Modi tweeted on Saturday that Jaitley was a " political giant , towering intellectual and legal luminary". He was a senior Supreme Court lawyer par excellence, a senior leader and key strategist of the BJP. (more...)
U.S. shows concern over South Korea scrapping intelligence pact with Japan U.S. shows concern over South Korea scrapping intelligence pact with Japan
- August 24, 2019

Jubilant participants held placards that read "The scrapping of the South Korea-Japan deal is a people's victory". Japan and South Korea will still technically be able to share military intelligence without the agreement, signed in late 2016. (more...)
France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation
- August 24, 2019

The judge would have to decide how much they should get and whether to reduce the amounts given to Epstein's named beneficiaries, who would also be given their say in court. Three women sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein on Tuesday, claiming that he sexually abused them before and after his infamous 2007 plea deal . Homayra Sellier, who heads the France-based advocacy group, Innocence in Danger, told The Associated Press on Thursday that about 10 women have provided the group with ... (more...)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer
- August 24, 2019

This comes shortly after Ginsburg had an operation for lung cancer in December. Watch CNN discuss above. In December 2018, she had surgery for cancerous growths on her left lung. She was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009. At her age, she assesses that each year: "I was OK this last term". Shortly before her new round of treatment, Ginsburg sat for an interview with NPR , and her resilience was on full display. (more...)
Britain's Prince Andrew denies any involvement in Epstein sex scandal Britain's Prince Andrew denies any involvement in Epstein sex scandal
- August 23, 2019

Epstein committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell earlier this month while being held on sex-trafficking charges. Kirsty Wark speaks to former BBC Royal Correspondent, Michael Cole. Buckingham Palace has issued strong denials over claims from a woman who said she was forced to have under-age sex with the duke. The duke was photographed with Epstein in New York's Central Park in 2010 after the tycoon had served his 18-month prison sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution. (more...)
Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor
- August 23, 2019

In a statement, Sanders said she was "beyond proud" to join the team of on-air contributors at Fox News. Sanders will provide political commentary and analysis across all of Fox News Media, including Fox News Channel , Fox Business Network, Fox News Digital, Fox Nation and the radio/podcast division, according to the network. (more...)
Australian court rejects Cardinal George Pell's appeal Australian court rejects Cardinal George Pell's appeal
- August 22, 2019

The Vatican has previously flagged its own internal investigation into the evidence against Pell. In these cases, "the right to due process is at risk of becoming moot", Condon said. In a statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference also said it "accept today's judgement". Survivor support groups applauded the judges' decision. (more...)
Putin tells Macron he sees no alternative to Ukraine talks Putin tells Macron he sees no alternative to Ukraine talks
- August 22, 2019

Iran will also feature high on the agenda, with Paris keen for Moscow to use its close ties with Tehran to prevent a further escalation of conflicts in the Middle East. "Because we are a country where people can express themselves freely, protest freely, go to elections freely", Macron added. Russian police have faced accusations of brutally suppressing the rallies. (more...)