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Democrats Claim Breakthrough Deal with Trump over Young Immigrants
- September 15, 2017

Watch the C-SPAN video here. I think that's something the Democrats are beginning to understand. "We made it clear from the start that there were certain concerns that we had about some of the president's statements relating to the Muslim ban, Charlottesville, DACA decision and that we needed to establish some trust and confidence as we go forward". (more...)
Kim Jong Un May Fire Another ICBM This Weekend, South Korea Warns Kim Jong Un May Fire Another ICBM This Weekend, South Korea Warns
- September 15, 2017

The temporary deployment of the US missile defense system in South Korea is necessary to defend the country from North Korean provocations, and also to force the communist state to return to the dialogue table, a ranking official from Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. (more...)
Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe's first lady accuses model Gabriella Engels of knife attack Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe's first lady accuses model Gabriella Engels of knife attack
- September 15, 2017

The model, 20-year-old Gabriella Engels, had claimed that Mrs Mugabe assaulted her with an electrical extension cord as she waited for the latter's sons in a Johannesburg hotel on August 13. The New York Times reported that the Zimbabwean leader was also granted immunity by Hong Kong in 2009 after she was accused of attacking a Chinese photographer who was taking photos of her while she shopped. (more...)
Trump Signed a Resolution Condemning White Supremacists Trump Signed a Resolution Condemning White Supremacists
- September 15, 2017

Lawmakers from Virginia said Congress spoke with "a unified voice" to unequivocally condemn the August unrest, in which a rally by far-right extremists turned violent and a counter-demonstrator was killed when a auto driven by a suspected white supremacist plowed into a crowd. (more...)
Juncker Calls for Swift Inclusion of Bulgaria, Romania in Schengen Zone Juncker Calls for Swift Inclusion of Bulgaria, Romania in Schengen Zone
- September 15, 2017

From the current 28 countries in the European Union, the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and the relatively new members, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia remain outside, the editorial reminded. Social Democrat Chancellor Christian Kern said that Juncker's approach was thoughtless, whereas the conservative leader and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz said that "the euro area and the Schengen area are open to all those who meet the criteria" and if "these criteria are not met, nothing is possible". (more...)
Trump to see Irma damage, recovery firsthand in Florida Trump to see Irma damage, recovery firsthand in Florida
- September 15, 2017

But Trump said the death toll could have been far higher except for the efforts of federal, state and local governments to prepare for the storm and evacuate residents in the path of the storm. The President also fielded questions about pressing matters in Washington DC like the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) programme, a plan to protect people brought to the USA illegally as minors from deportation and to allow them to obtain a work permit. (more...)
Rohingya Muslims are threat to national security, Govt tells Supreme Court Rohingya Muslims are threat to national security, Govt tells Supreme Court
- September 15, 2017

As per reports, on August 9, the government had told the Parliament that according to available data, more than 14,000 Rohingyas, registered with the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, are presently staying in India. The lawyer declined to be named because an affidavit the home ministry is preparing to file with the court has not yet been finalized. India has also made a decision to grant citizenship to Buddhist and Hindu refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). (more...)
U.S. citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrenders to US-backed forces U.S. citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrenders to US-backed forces
- September 15, 2017

Defense Department personnel have detained the American as "a known enemy combatant" and say they will transport the captive "humanely", according to Rankine-Galloway. It is not the first time an American citizen fighting for the group has been detained. "We defer to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Government of Iraq on this issue". (more...)
Tough Words and Dangerous Scenarios Between the U.S. and Iran Tough Words and Dangerous Scenarios Between the U.S. and Iran
- September 15, 2017

Citing the preface to the 2015 agreement, Tillerson said "in our view, Iran is clearly in default of these expectations". "That is just one piece of our posture toward Iran". Despite having certified twice to the US Congress that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Com-prehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US President Donald Trump and his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, seem determined to deny certification in October, even if evidence of Iranian non-compliance is lacking. (more...)
Kurdistan government rejects dismissal of Kirkuk governor Kurdistan government rejects dismissal of Kirkuk governor
- September 15, 2017

He mentioned that the US Special Presidential Envoy for the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) Brett McGurk had contacted him to inform the Governor he believed the decision of Iraq's Parliament was "a mistake" and "wrong". Iraqi lawmakers say the referendum will consolidate Kurdish control over several disputed areas, including oil-rich Kirkuk. "We would obviously very much encourage the political leaders here in the Kurdistan region to embrace this alternative path", McGurk said in a ... (more...)
Trump Denounces Attack in London, Urges 'Proactive' Steps Trump Denounces Attack in London, Urges 'Proactive' Steps
- September 15, 2017

Passengers on board the train fled as fire engulfed a carriage at Parsons Green underground station in West London, with some suffering burns and other injuries in a stampede to escape. 15, 2017. "Please avoid the area". Flames and what appear to be wires can be seen. "As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism". (more...)
Hurricane Irma: As storm arrives in Upstate, how windy will it get? Hurricane Irma: As storm arrives in Upstate, how windy will it get?
- September 15, 2017

At least 36 people were left dead in the storm's wake across the Caribbean. Forecasters said metro Atlanta could expect peak winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) and gusts up to 55 miles per hour (90 kph) on Monday as a result of Irma's remnants. (more...)
Indonesia's August Trade Balance Swings to a Surplus
- September 15, 2017

The July deficit was the country's first trade deficit in 19 months. The surplus stood at US$1.72 billion in August, the largest since November 2011, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced on Friday. Indonesia's August surplus was primarily supported by rising manufacturing and mining exports. Exports advanced 11.73 percent month-on-month in August, while imports dropped by 2.88 percent. (more...)
During Irma visit to Southwest Florida, President Trump lauds Gov. Rick Scott
- September 15, 2017

Statewide, 64 nursing homes were still waiting Thursday for full power, according to the Florida Health Care Association. The ex-husband of 71-year-old victim Gail Nova said her devastated family believes the facility should lose its license. (more...)
Sen. McConnell says Suu Kyi urges aid for western Myanmar Sen. McConnell says Suu Kyi urges aid for western Myanmar
- September 15, 2017

ACTION: Please ask the NewsHour to return to the Rohingya story with a report that treats the question of ethnic cleansing as more than a matter of opinion. Myanmar rejects such accusations, saying its security forces are carrying out clearance operations to defend against ARSA, which the government has declared a terrorist organisation. (more...)
Trump heads to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma Trump heads to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma
- September 15, 2017

Myers, just north of Naples, Trump spoke with reporters about discussions on DACA that he had with Democrats in Washington the night before. Today, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in Florida to meet with the victims of Hurricane Irma . (more...)
Eagles drop in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings Eagles drop in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
- September 15, 2017

At the top of African rankings is the Pharaohs of Egypt with fellow north Africans Tunisia in the second spot. Here are the key points ahead of the Caltex Socceroos' final matches on their Road to Russian Federation. U.S. are the highest ranked of those three at 28 in the world, a drop of two places from August. Which nations do you think are the favourites to lift the 2018 FIFA World Cup? The rankings made disappointing reading for Asia with only three sides in the top 50 - Iran, Japan ... (more...)
Timber yard blaze causes major disruption to London rail services Timber yard blaze causes major disruption to London rail services
- September 15, 2017

The only trains still able to run from Euston are London Overground services to Harrow and Watford, because the pair of "DC" lines are the furthest from the site of the fire and have remained open. London Midland warned passengers not to travel to Euston. Passengers are being advised to use alternative routes, such as from London King's Cross for Scotland or from London Marylebone to the West Midlands. (more...)
Pace University 'shooter' guilty of fashion crime Pace University 'shooter' guilty of fashion crime
- September 15, 2017

A belt mistaken for bullets sparked the evacuation of a college building near New York's City Hall before police determined the belt was just a fashion statement, not a threat. - prompting a massive response from NYPD's counter-terrorism unit, which immediately evacuated the building. But writing on Twitter , NYPD said there is "no active shooter" and officers were investigating the reports. (more...)
Kamal Haasan confirms entering politics Kamal Haasan confirms entering politics
- September 15, 2017

Due to the unsteady political scene in Tamil Nadu as of now, it is indeed an ideal time for the actor to enter politics. "But I promise to start the process of change", he said. "And I don't think my goals in politics can match the ideology of any political party", he said. "Which existent political party can provide me with a platform or an ideology that will match my reformatory goals in politics?" Earlier this week, the Left said it was planning to invite the popular star to a session at ... (more...)
White House: Trump to visit Florida on Thursday White House: Trump to visit Florida on Thursday
- September 15, 2017

During Thursday's trip to Florida to survey the destruction Hurricane Irma left in his wake, President Prop Comic made a decision to bust out a number from his greatest hits album. "So I hope he runs for the Senate", Mr Trump said. As of Thursday morning, the number of homes and businesses without electricity in Florida was 2.69 million, according to the agency. (more...)
Crece la tensión: Corea del Norte lanzó un nuevo misil sobre Japón Crece la tensión: Corea del Norte lanzó un nuevo misil sobre Japón
- September 15, 2017

Los 15 miembros del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU aprobaron unánimemente una resolución propuesta por EEUU y una nueva ronda de sanciones como respuesta a Pionyang, prohibiendo sus exportaciones textiles (la segunda fuente de ingresos tras el carbón y los minerales) y limitando las importaciones y exportaciones de combustible. (more...)
Man with knife attacks soldier in Paris Man with knife attacks soldier in Paris
- September 15, 2017

The man is not thought to have been known to police, according to French media. The soldier was attacked from behind by a man wielding a knife at about 6.30am, Le Parisien reported . On August 9 six soldiers on patrol in the ongoing anti-terror operation dubbed Operation Sentinelle in the Paris suburb of Levallois were injured, two seriously, when a vehicle deliberately rammed into them. (more...)
BSF soldier martyred in cross border firing by Pakistan BSF soldier martyred in cross border firing by Pakistan
- September 15, 2017

This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the past five days. "BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively". The deceased BSF jawan has been identified as constable Brijender Bahadur Singh. Villages nearby the worldwide border in Arnia sub-sector is panic stricken. Authorities are keeping vigilant with emergency services to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan. (more...)
'Explosion' on Tube train at Parsons Green sparks panic on District Line 'Explosion' on Tube train at Parsons Green sparks panic on District Line
- September 15, 2017

Emergency services are at the scene in South London with early reports suggesting several are injured. "We are investigating an incident at Parsons Green ", a statement read. The rear of the train filled with smoke and people were evacuated onto the platform. Officers are in attendance. Transport for London (TfL) said the District Line was partially suspended because of a "security alert". (more...)
Nursing Home in Florida Over Heated Killing 8 Nursing Home in Florida Over Heated Killing 8
- September 15, 2017

Three elderly residents were found dead on Wednesday inside the sweltering facility, which had been left without air conditioning , officials said . Utility officials say it could take 10 days or more to fully restore power. Chief Tom Sanchez , the Hollywood Police Chief told that the precautionary checks would be scheduled to be done at other 42 nursing homes of Hollywood . (more...)
Team Trump hands out food at Florida trailer park Team Trump hands out food at Florida trailer park
- September 15, 2017

The visit marked Trump's third visit to a storm-hit part of the United States in the past three weeks, following two visits to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's record flooding. The visit comes as lawmakers from Florida have made appeals to their colleagues in Congress to give more disaster relief aid to FEMA, anxious that the scope of the damage in Florida will require more resources to be approved in coming weeks. (more...)
Ancient Indians were using zero even earlier than we thought Ancient Indians were using zero even earlier than we thought
- September 15, 2017

The new carbon dating shows why an origin date was so hard to nail down; the manuscript consists of 70 brittle leaves of birch bark, composed of material from at least three different historical periods. Now, the manuscript has been carbon dated -and this has immediately upturned commonly held beliefs. Scholars are able to view both sides of the birch bark through the "windows" of this specially designed book at the Bodleian Libraries . (more...)
Zaheer Abbas praises ICC role in bringing cricket back to Pakistan Zaheer Abbas praises ICC role in bringing cricket back to Pakistan
- September 15, 2017

He said obviously the ICC wanted good relations among all its member nations and discouraged member countries from being involved in legal battles with each other. " Pakistan cricket is on the right track", he said. The ICC official said security issue is not just confined to Pakistan but is a global concern. (more...)
Twitter, Facebook Officials to Testify in Russian Election Meddling Investigation
- September 15, 2017

Twitter is also expected to turn over to lawmakers an analysis of potential Russian activity on its platform. The ads covered divisive topics such as immigration, race and gay rights and could have played a role in meddling with United States presidential elections. (more...)

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