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3 killed in United States drone strike in NW Pakistan 3 killed in United States drone strike in NW Pakistan
- September 15, 2017

A spokesman for the US-led worldwide force in Kabul had no immediate information on the report but said he would look into it. A prominent Pakistani politician and religious figure Maulana Sami-ul-Haq has claimed the Afghan Taliban will support Pakistan in the event the country is invaded by the foreigners. (more...)
'Allahu Akbar': Man Dressed in Black Attacks Women in France 'Allahu Akbar': Man Dressed in Black Attacks Women in France
- September 15, 2017

Early press reports indicate that the France hammer attack left the two women injured. According to a source close to the investigation, preliminary indications are that the act was carried out by a mentally unstable person, Le Journal reported. (more...)
10-year-old volunteer set to help mow White House lawn 10-year-old volunteer set to help mow White House lawn
- September 15, 2017

On Friday, she shared an image of him pushing a lawn mower next to the West Colonnade. The White House later tweeted a photo of Trump walking alongside Giaccio on the lawn. "I always wanted to do something big and so I was like, 'Why don't we just start here?' This seems like the ideal example", Frank, of Falls Church, Virginia, told Camerota. (more...)
Amazon Reviews of Hillary Clinton's Book Gets Deleted — What Happened' News Amazon Reviews of Hillary Clinton's Book Gets Deleted — What Happened' News
- September 15, 2017

She has written five other books. Bernie Sanders , himself the target of some of criticism in the book, told The Late Show's Stephen Colbert it was "a little bit silly to keep talking about 2016". Trump later fired Comey. A few celebrities couldn't miss out of the opportunity to give Clinton some credit where it was due either. "Absolutely. (more...)
México e Israel renovarán su tratado de libre comercio México e Israel renovarán su tratado de libre comercio
- September 15, 2017

Esta es la primera ocasión que un primer ministro de Israel en funciones visita México . " México emerge rápidamente y creemos en él, y que mejor país para avanzar, México va a ser un gigante, y espero que con esta visita y cuando esté con el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto , se dé la continuación de una hermosa amistad", expresó el mandatario israelí. (more...)
GOP Speaker Says Trump Didn't Cut Deal With Dems
- September 15, 2017

But when he landed in Florida, he said: "If there's not a wall, we're doing nothing". Pelosi tended to disagree at a news conference at the Capitol Hill. "They want you to think Trump has sold you out and thrown you under the bus". "No deal was made last night on DACA ". The whole thing carries risks for Democrat leaders as well. (more...)
ECP orders Islamabad Police to arrest Imran Khan, produce him on 25th ECP orders Islamabad Police to arrest Imran Khan, produce him on 25th
- September 15, 2017

Last month, ECP had issued a second show cause notice to Imran Khan after he failed to reply to the earlier notice regarding the contempt of court proceedings against him. He added that if Imran Khan had returned today then he should have appeared before the bench. It said that Imran Khan is charged with contempt of Election Commission of Pakistan under Section 103-A of the Representation of People Act, 1976. (more...)
Mazda will electrify all models after 2030, first EV in 2019 Mazda will electrify all models after 2030, first EV in 2019
- September 15, 2017

But in the face of ever-tightening global emissions regulations, Mazda has decided to make a commitment that all its vehicles will be electrified by the early 2030s. It plans to incorporate it into cars by 2019. But in the meantime, Mazda has been working hard on developing what it claims to be revolutionary, new, ultra-efficient compression ignition petrol engines. (more...)
Head of Russian general staff reassures North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over war games: RIA Head of Russian general staff reassures North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over war games: RIA
- September 15, 2017

The week-long war exercise has raised concerns among Western observers, who feel that the military game will be used by Russian Federation to strengthen its grip over the Baltic region. But Macierewicz said the number of troops taking part "is well above 100,000". "In response to this uncertainty, the United States has built a joint, persistent rotational presence of air, land, and sea presence in the region to support our Allies, " she added. (more...)
Apple's new Apple TV 4K is built to fuel its Hollywood ambitions Apple's new Apple TV 4K is built to fuel its Hollywood ambitions
- September 15, 2017

Previously purchased high-definition movies and shows on iTunes will automatically be upgraded to 4K versions (when available) over the Apple TV 4K, which is a nice incentive for previous Apple TV owners to upgrade. Live sports games will be listed in a separate Sports tab, with updated scores alongside preview icons. Live news reports will also be available through the system. (more...)
Jose expected to strengthen Jose expected to strengthen
- September 15, 2017

The Canadian computer model keeps Jose away from North Carolina but does have landfall in along Cape Cod with tropical storm winds for Boston and Providence, RI. As of Friday morning, Jose was spinning east of the Bahamas. Steering winds are likely to guide Jose westward or west-northwestward Friday. Most of us will stay dry, but we can't rule out about a 30% chance for one of those storms coming your way. (more...)
Iceland's gov't coalition dissolves as junior partner quits Iceland's gov't coalition dissolves as junior partner quits
- September 15, 2017

It blamed a "serious breach of trust within the government". The walkout follows reports that the prime minister's Independence party tried to hide a letter written by his father, Benedikt Sveinsson, to help a friend convicted of child sexual offences have his criminal record cleared. (more...)
Rex Tillerson Throws Boris Johnson Diplomatic Lifeline After Days Of Continuous Bashing Rex Tillerson Throws Boris Johnson Diplomatic Lifeline After Days Of Continuous Bashing
- September 15, 2017

The measures were a noticeably watered down version of an initial draft resolution, however, which initially included a full ban on the export of oil to North Korea , authorized member states to use force when inspecting suspicious North Korean vessels, and prohibited the hiring of DPRK laborers. (more...)
Will 'The Art Of The Deal' Save DACA?
- September 15, 2017

In a statement after dinner with Trump at the White House , Schumer and Pelosi said that they have reached a deal with him on DACA . "You can not fix DACA without fixing the root cause of our problem: We do not have control of our borders, so we need border security and enforcement as part of any agreement", Ryan said, adding that even some Democrats agree. (more...)
KPMG South Africa CEO Quits After Probe Into Work for Guptas KPMG South Africa CEO Quits After Probe Into Work for Guptas
- September 15, 2017

KPMG follows United Kingdom public relations firm Bell Pottinger LLP in firing staff responsible for work done on behalf of companies tied to the Guptas, who are friends with President Jacob Zuma and in business with one of his sons. The report also cleared KPMG of allegations that it was involved in facilitating tax evasion for the Guptas. The investigation however established that management of many Gupta entities responded misleadingly and inadequately to enquiries about the nature ... (more...)
More aid on way for Irma-battered islands; death toll grows More aid on way for Irma-battered islands; death toll grows
- September 15, 2017

Dutch King Willem-Alexander says the scenes of devastation he witnessed on the Caribbean island of St. Martin in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma are the worst he's ever seen. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson defended his government's response to what he called an "unprecedented catastrophe" and promised to increase funding for the relief effort. (more...)
Theresa May 'frustrated' with rules on spending overseas aid cash
- September 15, 2017

Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos, all badly hit by the hurricane, will not be entitled to overseas aid for reconstruction on the grounds they are not poor enough. A minister told the BBC that this has made it harder for the government to raise funds needed, and claimed five times as much money would have been available if the official pot of aid could have been used. (more...)
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...)

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