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Trump contradicts aides, self on Iran talks Trump contradicts aides, self on Iran talks
- September 19, 2019

It comes as tensions rise over an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure that has damaged production capacity and sparked a fresh wave of vitriol between the USA and Iranian leaders. The US military, he said, was working with its partners to "address this unprecedented attack". "I'm not looking to get into new conflict, but sometimes you have to", he said on Monday. (more...)
Trump names new national security adviser Trump names new national security adviser
- September 19, 2019

Mr. Trump also liked O'Brien because he "looked the part" of national security adviser, sources told CBS News. O'Brien has been a fan of the recently departed Bolton after the two worked together when Bolton was USA ambassador to the United Nations in 2005 during George W. (more...)
Iran: Rouhani-Trump Meeting at UN Is Off
- September 18, 2019

Q: "So, Secretary Pompeo, for clarity on this, can you foresee a meeting between President Trump and the Iranian leader later this month surrounding the United Nations? ". "By accusing Iran without any evidence of being behind such an attack [on Saudi Aramco], analysts say the USA government is trying to force Iran's hands to the negotiating table", Jabbari said. (more...)
Mother charged in connection with US college admissions scandal Mother charged in connection with US college admissions scandal
- September 18, 2019

Three months later, Sui allegedly wired another US$300,000 to Singer's foundation, as a final payment. The indictment, which was unsealed on Tuesday in federal court, details how Sui allegedly agreed to pay the college admissions scandal's alleged ringleader Rick Singer $400,000 to have her son be pitched as a soccer recruit to UCLA to gain admission to the school. (more...)
Virat Kohli leads birthday wishes for PM Narendra Modi among cricket fraternity Virat Kohli leads birthday wishes for PM Narendra Modi among cricket fraternity
- September 18, 2019

I pray for your long, healthy and prosperous life. "This unique event brings together the President of the world's most influential democracy, the Prime Minister of the world's largest democracy, and a bipartisan delegation of Governors, Members of Congress, Mayors, and other public officials". (more...)
'Would certainly look' like Iran launched oil attack 'Would certainly look' like Iran launched oil attack
- September 18, 2019

Earlier estimates had suggested it could take weeks. "We want to find definitively who did this", he said. Saturday's attacks were the latest in a series of escalatory moves witnessed since the U.S. He withdrew the United States from the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers and reimposed sanctions that were lifted under the deal in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme. (more...)
Russia detains North Korean vessels Russia detains North Korean vessels
- September 18, 2019

This picture taken on August 30, 2011 shows fishermen going out in their boats as the cruise ship Mangyongbong prepares to dock at Mount Kumgang port in the first-ever cruise from Rason in North Korea . The Russian crew was working to prevent illegal fishing at the time of the attack. Writing for NK News in December a year ago, North Korea watcher Andrei Lankov noted how the DPRK's fishermen often head further afield in search of more abundant fishing grounds. (more...)
Iran dismisses U.S. allegation it behind Saudi oil attacks Iran dismisses U.S. allegation it behind Saudi oil attacks
- September 17, 2019

President Donald Trump on Sunday telephoned Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman after attacks on two Saudi Aramco plants, including the world's biggest oil processing facility. But the full extent of the damage was not immediately clear as reporters were not allowed near the plants where Saudi authorities swiftly beefed up security. (more...)
Soloman Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy' Soloman Islands breaks ties with Taiwan after Chinese 'dollar diplomacy'
- September 17, 2019

The Chinese government scored a fresh diplomatic coup after the Solomon Islands , a strategically significant archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, severed ties with Taipei in favour of Beijing. "China will never succeed in its attempt to sway Taiwan politics and elections". Since Tsai's election, China has pressured global corporations to recognise Taiwan as a part of China and successfully persuaded a half-dozen countries to swap allegiances, using generous aid packages to escalate pressure ... (more...)
Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 other people Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 other people
- September 17, 2019

Landry tells our media partner, WMTW that the LEAP building was a few months old. At least six others were injured. "Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy, especially to the loved ones of the firefighter lost and others injured", Mills said. (more...)
Beto O’Rourke claims Trump inspired El Paso gunman Beto O’Rourke claims Trump inspired El Paso gunman
- September 14, 2019

Twitter said Friday that it pulled down a Texas state lawmaker's tweet directed at USA presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke because it ran afoul of the site's rules against violent threats. Cain didn't immediately respond to a request for comment . As a conservative Republican, Cain states that he supports "limited government, less regulation, increased transparency, the value of life, and traditional family values". (more...)
Trump immigration plans: Supreme Court allows curb on migrants Trump immigration plans: Supreme Court allows curb on migrants
- September 14, 2019

The Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday permits the new rule to go forward as legal action against it continues to go through the court system. The vote was 7-2, with liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting the decision, writing " Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution ". (more...)
Husband and wife fugitives wanted for murder are captured in Arizona Husband and wife fugitives wanted for murder are captured in Arizona
- September 13, 2019

Husband-and-wife murder suspects who overpowered their guards as they were being extradited from NY to Arizona and then managed to elude the law for weeks have finally run out of road. A third inmate who had been picked up in Kansas City was also in the van, but wanted "nothing to do with" the Barksdales' escape plan, Gonzales said. (more...)
North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with US North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with US
- September 13, 2019

North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new USA proposals. (more...)
Top Democratic Presidential Contenders To Debate In Houston Top Democratic Presidential Contenders To Debate In Houston
- September 13, 2019

Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative. (more...)
Justin Trudeau calls Canadian general election for 21 October Justin Trudeau calls Canadian general election for 21 October
- September 13, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally launched a six-week campaign for re-election in which he and his rivals will crisscross the country to try to win over voters. On Wednesday, he promised "a more ambitious climate plan", while Scheer has vowed to roll back a federal carbon levy as his first act in office, if elected. (more...)
Robert Mugabe to be buried next week in his village: Family Robert Mugabe to be buried next week in his village: Family
- September 13, 2019

Mugabe died in Singapore last week at the age of 95, leaving Zimbabweans torn over the legacy of a leader once lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero , but whose autocratic 37-year rule ended in a coup in 2017. 12, 2019. For more we cross to SABC NEWS reporter Chriselda Lewis. His violent seizure of white-owned farms helped ravage the economy, sent foreign investors fleeing and turned Mugabe into an global pariah - even if his status as a liberation hero still resonates in Africa. (more...)
Trump mulls $15b bailout plan for Iran if complies with nuclear deal Trump mulls $15b bailout plan for Iran if complies with nuclear deal
- September 13, 2019

Bolton gone. On Wednesday, Trump seemed to confirm at least part of this reporting , when he told reporters " we'll see what happens " instead of denying it. While the State Department has energetically implemented Mr. Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran after the withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, Mr. (more...)
UK Commons Speaker John Bercow resigns as Parliament suspended UK Commons Speaker John Bercow resigns as Parliament suspended
- September 12, 2019

The 56 year-old said he made a promise to his wife and three children that the 2017 general election would be his last. The five-week suspension of Parliament began just before 2am after MPs rejected a last-ditch attempt from the Prime Minister to call an early general election. (more...)
Labour deputy sets up Corbyn row with call for referendum before election
- September 12, 2019

During his speech, the Labour leader said he refused to let the election be dictated on the prime minister's terms and committed to delivering a campaign for a second referendum which would include a "credible option to Leave and Remain". Despite having twice blocked the government's bid for a snap election, Corbyn is in campaign mode as the United Kingdom gears up for a national ballot expected in the fall. (more...)
Body of former Zimbabwean leader Mugabe to leave Singapore on Wednesday Body of former Zimbabwean leader Mugabe to leave Singapore on Wednesday
- September 12, 2019

On Tuesday, a government minister said the burial was planned for Sunday, a day after the state funeral. The body is expected in the country this Wednesday, with burial set for Sunday 15 September. Of course, the Government ignored our appeal, and Mr Mugabe continued his tyrannical rule on Zimbabwe until the military, which he controlled throughout his tenure as president, finally woke up on November 14, 2017 and placed him under house arrest with his family. (more...)
For 9/11 families, mixed views on Trump-Taliban talks For 9/11 families, mixed views on Trump-Taliban talks
- September 12, 2019

Pompeo: Trump Correctly Called Off Taliban Talks Because of Its Terrorist Attacks video player. Trump has cited the death of a US service member in one of those blasts as the reason why he now calls the US-Taleban talks "dead". So far as I'm involved, they're useless, ' Trump stated on the White Home. No member of the Taliban should set foot there. Before he was ordered to return home from the region, US chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad said his team of negotiators had drawn up a ... (more...)
John Bercow Announces He Will Stand Down In An Emotional Speech John Bercow Announces He Will Stand Down In An Emotional Speech
- September 11, 2019

The favourite to succeed John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons has led the fight to protect Jewish and Muslim MPs from online abuse, calling on social media companies to do more. But Brexiteer Mr Bridgen criticised the demonstration as "shenanigans and showmanship" and slammed Speaker John Bercow, who became tearful while announcing his resignation plans to MPs yesterday. (more...)
Your Opinions: Opposing views on government use of Trump properties Your Opinions: Opposing views on government use of Trump properties
- September 11, 2019

The layovers have raised ethics questions about government use of the President's private entities. Over the past several months, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating us military expenditures at and around the Trump property in Scotland, raising questions about a conflict of interest. (more...)
USA joins Israel in accusing Iran as nuclear deal flounders USA joins Israel in accusing Iran as nuclear deal flounders
- September 11, 2019

In its statement, the IAEA added that the centrifuges had been installed at Iran's Natanz facility and all of them "had been prepared for testing with UF6 (uranium hexafluoride), although none of them were being tested with UF6 on 7 and 8 September 2019". (more...)
US bars undocumented Hurricane Dorian survivors from entering country US bars undocumented Hurricane Dorian survivors from entering country
- September 11, 2019

Lauderdale, Florida , purportedly because they did not have USA visas. Then, an announcement blared from the boat's intercom speakers. But before the ship departed a loudspeaker announcement called for "any person that doesn't have a U.S. (more...)
3 dead, 1 injured in shooting in Dutch city 3 dead, 1 injured in shooting in Dutch city
- September 10, 2019

Emergency response groups had been on the scene, a house in Dordrecht , close to the port of Rotterdam and forensics groups had been additionally current. "We are present with many people and are investigating what happened". He was reportedly going through divorce with his wife. "Earlier tonight, an extremely serious shooting incident occurred in Dordrecht ", Wouter Kolff, the city's mayor, said on Twitter. (more...)
USA extracted spy from Putins Kremlin USA extracted spy from Putins Kremlin
- September 10, 2019

That disclosure alarmed USA national security officials, but it was not the reason for the decision to remove the Central Intelligence Agency asset, who had provided information to the United States for more than a decade, according to the current and former officials. (more...)
Schumer, Pelosi send letter to Trump to take action on guns Schumer, Pelosi send letter to Trump to take action on guns
- September 10, 2019

US lawmakers return to Congress Monday after a summer rocked by multiple mass shootings, with Democrats pressuring President Donald Trump and his Republicans to take action to restrict access to guns. Sen. Roy Blunt , R- Mo., said Sunday on NBC News" " Meet the Press " that "the president needs to step up here and set some guidelines for what he would do. (more...)
England Stranded At Tokyo Airport As Typhoon Causes Havoc England Stranded At Tokyo Airport As Typhoon Causes Havoc
- September 10, 2019

Authorities warned it was risky to venture outside. Language issues also sparked concern when a powerful typhoon hit Osaka and an natural disaster in Hokkaido triggered a prefecture-wide blackout past year, as both left many foreigners at a loss without sufficient information. (more...)
UN Human Rights Council flags Kashmir lockdown, NRC impact UN Human Rights Council flags Kashmir lockdown, NRC impact
- September 10, 2019

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, asked India and Pakistan to uphold the rights of Kashmiris as the two nations continued their diplomatic standoff over the region they govern separately. Human Rights Council. The UNHRC chief also raised the issue of the National Register of Citizens or NRC that has been instituted by the union government in Assam, aimed at removing illegal immigrants, with the final list excluding some 19 lakh people. (more...)
"Deplorable": UK Foreign Secretary On Protests Outside Indian Embassy
- September 06, 2019

The prime minister took to Twitter to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people, as he has done since India unilaterally made a decision to annex occupied Kashmir on August 5 and enforce a lockdown. While for Kashmiris this inevitable influx will mean a major demographic shift and consequent relegation to political insignificance in their own land, the rest of India, particularly the BJP vote bank, can be expected to translate this as a major victory in the goal of making India an exclusively ... (more...)
UK's Johnson calls vote on holding early elections after Brexit defeat UK's Johnson calls vote on holding early elections after Brexit defeat
- September 06, 2019

MPs have rejected an early general election as Boris Johnson suffered two defeats in a day. Members of the UK's House of Lords arrived at Parliament Wednesday with sleeping bags as they prepared for a marathon session to debate a bill that would stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from leaving the European Union without a divorce deal, according to reports. (more...)
Georgia teams offer free tickets to Hurricane Dorian evacuees Georgia teams offer free tickets to Hurricane Dorian evacuees
- September 06, 2019

With telephones down on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, residents posted lists of missing loved ones across social media. Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm , after exiting the Bahamas . "If something happens, we can still get out of here", he told Reuters . The NOAA says "life-threatening storm surge and unsafe winds" are expected along the coasts of the Carolinas , as well as southeast Virginia and parts of the Chesapeake Bay. (more...)
Iran warns of 3rd step to cut nuclear deal commitments Iran warns of 3rd step to cut nuclear deal commitments
- September 06, 2019

Europe has two months to negotiate sanctions relief for Tehran , otherwise the country will initiate "phase three" in its rollback of commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said. Iran says it aims to keep the nuclear deal alive but can not abide by it indefinitely unless the European countries that signed it ensure it receives the promised economic benefits. (more...)
The eye of Hurricane Dorian looks absolutely insane from space The eye of Hurricane Dorian looks absolutely insane from space
- September 05, 2019

Floridians showed up in droves Tuesday to give cans of food, bottles of water and boxes of diapers to members of two historically black churches who were sorting them before they were to be flown to the devastated islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. (more...)
UK: Brexit chaos continues as parliament takes control UK: Brexit chaos continues as parliament takes control
- September 05, 2019

This comes one day after a stinging defeat Tuesday, in which rebel Conservatives joined with the opposition in an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit and saw Johnson lose his working majority in Parliament. Yet, we can look at what this entire Brexit saga says about democracy in the U.K. That the U.K. has an unwritten constitution is both a blessing and a curse. (more...)
Satellite Imagery Shows Extent Of Devastating Flooding On Grand Bahama Island Satellite Imagery Shows Extent Of Devastating Flooding On Grand Bahama Island
- September 05, 2019

Will it make landfall in SC? "We have not seen much resistance at all", he stated. The American Red Cross said they've already opened 170 shelters and evacuation centers and over 13,000 people are already at those facilities. Those under a tropical storm warning are north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet and north of Ponte Vedra Beach to Altamaha Sound, Georgia. People on the US coast made final preparations for a storm with winds at a still-dangerous 105 miles per hour, making it a ... (more...)
Iranian chief rules out possibility of talks with US Iranian chief rules out possibility of talks with US
- September 05, 2019

China , France , Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany remain signatories of the agreement. The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1 , formerly known as the Grace 1 , follows a pattern of Iranian oil tankers turning off their Automatic Identification System to try and mask where they deliver their cargo amid US sanctions targeting Iran's energy industry. (more...)
Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas, heads along East Coast Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas, heads along East Coast
- September 05, 2019

Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas with high winds and rain for more than two days, and officials in the Bahamas say at least seven people died in the storm, including children. At least seven deaths were reported but the full scope of the disaster still remains unknown. The storm will still be a powerful hurricane over the next few days. (more...)