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Donald Trump slams John McCain, says Republicans will ''eventually'' repeal Obamacare Donald Trump slams John McCain, says Republicans will ''eventually'' repeal Obamacare
- September 25, 2017

McCain "let Arizona down.", the president wrote on Twitter. "They didn't care, nobody cared, because they had a President who wasn't going to sign it", Trump said , referring to Republicans votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under his predecessor Barack Obama . (more...)
China warns of 'complicated' situation on Korean Peninsula China warns of 'complicated' situation on Korean Peninsula
- September 25, 2017

Separate geological agencies had detected two artificial tremors near North Korea's previous test site before the country touted its "perfect success" in a special announcement later that day. or its allies. "It mostly comes from North Korea and it's been flooding northeastern China for years". A magnitude 3.4 quake has been detected in North Korea. (more...)
Alarm grows over Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq Alarm grows over Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq
- September 24, 2017

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani again stressed on Friday that next week's referendum on independence for the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq will proceed as planned. The council urged "dialogue and compromise" to address differences between the Iraqi government and the regional authorities. The vote comes days before Iraqi Kurds are to vote on their independence from Baghdad but the two elections are not related. (more...)
Protesters Force Nancy Pelosi Off Stage at DACA Rally Protesters Force Nancy Pelosi Off Stage at DACA Rally
- September 22, 2017

Pelosi, a reliably liberal former Speaker of the House, recently met with Republican President Donald Trump to discuss a legislative compromise helping to protect people brought to the USA illegally as children. Ms. Pelosi, did you think we would forget? In response to the Schumer-Pelosi statement , White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that "DACA and border security were discussed", but "excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to". (more...)
UNGA: Nigeria signs Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty UNGA: Nigeria signs Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty
- September 22, 2017

Some critics of the treaty, including the United States and its close Western allies, publicly rejected the entire effort, calling it misguided and reckless, particularly when North Korea is threatening a nuclear-tipped missile strike on American soil. (more...)
Tom Mayer: Diplomacy is the answer with North Korea Tom Mayer: Diplomacy is the answer with North Korea
- September 22, 2017

But South Korea's unification ministry says there is "realistically no possibility" that North Korea's military will benefit from $4.5 million in supplies for children and pregnant women and $3.5 million in vaccinations and other health treatments. (more...)
Egyptian President Urges Palestianians to 'Co-Exist' With Israelis Egyptian President Urges Palestianians to 'Co-Exist' With Israelis
- September 22, 2017

A State of department official said at the time that the suspension decision is a message that the USA is not happy with the lack of progress in human rights in Egypt and a recent law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), stating "we want to see improvements". (more...)
Trump suggests USA will have military parade on July 4 Trump suggests USA will have military parade on July 4
- September 21, 2017

While U.S. President Donald Trump's own debut speech earlier that morning focused on national sovereignty and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea, Macron took a more multilateral approach. Trump was in Paris in July for the 100th anniversary of the United States' entering World War I. He saw thousands of troops marching down the Champs-Élysées, including, according to Politico, armored personnel carriers, tanks, missile launchers and dozens of military planes and helicopters. (more...)
Dozens killed in major Mexico quake Dozens killed in major Mexico quake
- September 20, 2017

The event caused serious damage to the Greater Mexico City area and the deaths of at least 5,000 people. "It's the same nightmare as in 1985", one resident in a plaza in the capital, Georgina Sanchez, 52, sobbed to AFP. CITY, MEXICO (KELO.com) A 7.1 strong natural disaster has struck near Mexico City, according to various media outlets, including the Associated Press . (more...)
United States sends warnings to North Korea ahead of UN General Assembly
- September 20, 2017

President Donald Trump began Sunday with a tweet Sunday taking a dig at North Korea's leader, referring to him as "Rocket Man". "We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point", Haley told CNN on Sunday morning. (more...)
Jose set to batter East Coast with heavy rain, coastal flooding Jose set to batter East Coast with heavy rain, coastal flooding
- September 19, 2017

Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)... Jose is expected to continue to move northward, and eventually make a turn to the northeast and southeast as it weakens to a tropical storm, then a tropical depression. (more...)
Owaisi flays Centre's stand on Rohingyas Owaisi flays Centre's stand on Rohingyas
- September 19, 2017

In a fresh affidavit filed on Monday on a batch of writ petitions filed by Mohammed Salimullah and others for a stay on deportation, the Centre said the continuance of the Rohingyas' illegal immigration into India and their continued stay, apart from being illegal, was found to have serious national security ramifications and pose serious security threats. (more...)
3 in Associated Press Top 25 3 in Associated Press Top 25
- September 19, 2017

Stock up: Oklahoma State. Louisville dropped from 14th to 19th after the loss and fell to 2-1 on the year. With the win, Vandy is 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2011, James Franklin's first of three with the program. (more...)
Ceasefire violation by Pakistan: Six civilians injured in Arnia, J&K Ceasefire violation by Pakistan: Six civilians injured in Arnia, J&K
- September 18, 2017

Accompanied by senior officials of the health department, Singh interacted with the doctors at the hospital and enquired about the treatment being provided to the victims. He said that Constable Bijender Bahadur while on duty at forward point along the fence was sacked upon from Pakistan side and sustained a bullet injury. (more...)
USA announces opposition to Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum USA announces opposition to Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum
- September 17, 2017

In a statement in Washington , the White House urged Kurdistan Regional Government to call off the referendum and enter into serious and sustained dialogue with Baghdad . The referendum has been opposed by Baghdad because it would threaten the integrity of Iraq and would distract the ongoing fight against Islamic State militant group by Iraqi forces. (more...)
West Indies set to tour Pakistan for T20 series West Indies set to tour Pakistan for T20 series
- September 17, 2017

The hospitality, the support from the crowds at the ground". The last series in Pakistan was against the Zimbabweans in May 2015. Sami further said that the level of confidence has increased significantly in the last few years, but added that the complete return of global cricket in Pakistan is going to be a gradual and slow process. (more...)
Arsenal Star Reveals Special Europa League Motivation Arsenal Star Reveals Special Europa League Motivation
- September 16, 2017

A pre-match statement issued by London's Metropolitan Police said: "Officers are dealing with disorder at the Emirates Stadium where fans have gathered for the Arsenal vs FC Koln match". Arsenal expected to win big tonight in their Europa League fixture against Cologne at 20:05 GMT. Arsenal will be investigating, however, to understand how the situation arose and what they can learn from the situation going forward. (more...)
Dead After IS Attacks in Southern Iraq Dead After IS Attacks in Southern Iraq
- September 15, 2017

In the first attack, gunmen opened fire and threw grenades in a crowded roadside restaurant and a suicide bomber blew up a vest. The death toll is expected to rise, health officials reported. The toll makes it the deadliest Daesh attack in Iraq since pro-government forces drove the extremists out of second city Mosul in July. According to latest reports by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), 297 Iraqi civilians were killed and injured in terrorist attacks and armed ... (more...)
Cardinals RB David Johnson to be placed on injured reserve list Cardinals RB David Johnson to be placed on injured reserve list
- September 15, 2017

Johnson injured his wrist in the season opener against the Detroit Lions . His exact timetable for a return went from a very optimistic, no missed games Week 2 to possibly several weeks , depending on which doctor's recommendation was followed through on. (more...)
US Senate rejects bid to repeal war authorizations US Senate rejects bid to repeal war authorizations
- September 14, 2017

Senator McCain, for instance, agreed that the time to pass a new AUMF had come, but argued that consideration of a new war authorization should be done under regular order with a full debate and amendment process. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the leading Republican voice urging a new AUMF, warned of "the very risk associated with repealing such a vital law before we have something to replace it with". (more...)
Hurricane Jose a potential threat to US East Coast next week Hurricane Jose a potential threat to US East Coast next week
- September 14, 2017

Hurricane Jose has lost strength over the last few days and is now carrying 75 miles per hour max sustained winds. It lost a lot of its punch from earlier Tuesday and was as high as a Category 4 storm with winds around 155 miles per hour. By Monday, a ridge of high pressure will ride along the east coast. For the European weather model, a recurvature out to sea or a landfall in New England or Canada were the preferred solutions. (more...)
"There's Not Much Sleep" Prince William Speaks Out on Kate Middleton's Pregnancy
- September 14, 2017

After Prince William made his speech, an audience member approached him and congratulated him on the baby news. The statement continued: 'As with her previous two pregnancies , The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum . The 32-year-old prince went on to reassure the press of his sister-in-law's state, following the news that she is again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum . (more...)
Britain ups aid for storm-hit Caribbean, but Brexit fears loom Britain ups aid for storm-hit Caribbean, but Brexit fears loom
- September 14, 2017

The billionaire businessman was pictured in front of torn-down buildings and uprooted trees on his private island Necker . Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has travelled to the region to see the impact of the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, and said the extra money was needed "massively". (more...)
2024 and 2028 Olympics to be officially awarded to Paris and LA 2024 and 2028 Olympics to be officially awarded to Paris and LA
- September 14, 2017

The IOC in July made a decision to award the next two editions to the two cities left in the 2024 race, with Paris getting the 2024 edition and LA the Games four years later. International Olympic Committee chief Bach first signalled publicly that the double-award of an Olympics could be on the agenda in December a year ago, lamenting that the bidding process produced "too many losers". (more...)
Election commission meeting to be held today at Saint Anselm Election commission meeting to be held today at Saint Anselm
- September 14, 2017

The New Hampshire-Massachusetts border is a mere 40-minute drive for civic-minded progressives in Boston. Panel topics include Historical Election Turnout Statistics, Current Election Integrity Issues Affecting Public Confidence, and a Primer on Electronic Voting Systems and Election Integrity. (more...)
Abe begins India tour with Modi bonhomie Abe begins India tour with Modi bonhomie
- September 14, 2017

One is a high-speed train, which will stop at all the ten stations on the proposed high-speed corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad . The two leaders are expected to sign several agreements during the visit and inaugurate a Japanese industrial park in the state that already hosts Honda and Suzuki auto plants. (more...)
Air Berlin scraps more flights as pilots call in sick Air Berlin scraps more flights as pilots call in sick
- September 14, 2017

Intro wants " Air Berlin as a whole" rather than buying up chunks, Woehrl emphasised, urging other potential buyers nosing around the airline like Lufthansa , Condor , TUI, Germania and Austrian former Formula One driver Niki Lauda to join his offer. (more...)
Trump meeting with Malaysian prime minister under scrutiny Trump meeting with Malaysian prime minister under scrutiny
- September 13, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said this week that the Justice Department investigations were not expected to arise when Trump meets Razak in the Oval Office. He is then scheduled to hold a meeting with U.S. secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who made an official visit to Malaysia in early August when he held discussions with Najib in Putrajaya. (more...)
Those who are climate change deniers are stupid: Pope Francis Those who are climate change deniers are stupid: Pope Francis
- September 12, 2017

The final Mass , celebrated at the docks and full of up-tempo music and worship, reiterated numerous themes Pope Francis raised throughout his trip to Colombia: peace, reconciliation and social inclusion, to name but three. In Cartagena , he visited the impoverished district of San Francisco, where he blessed the foundations of a new homeless shelter. For those who have denied climate change , or delayed actions to counter it, he responded with an Old Testament saying: "Man is stupid". (more...)
Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS
- September 12, 2017

That decision is set to take effect Tuesday, and as many as 24,000 refugees have received such assurances, the administration said in papers filed with the high court. That was a strong hint - a hint that the Ninth Circuit did not take - that there were five members of the Supreme Court who were unlikely to agree with the order benefiting refugees. (more...)