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Statistics watchdog blasts Johnson over £350m European Union contribution claim
- September 18, 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Saturday people writing off Britain as it heads towards Brexit are making a grievous error. He also revived a hotly contested referendum campaign claim that Britain would regain £350 million a week to spend on public services once it stops paying into the European Union budget. (more...)
Sterling soars after Bank of England drops hint of a rate hike Sterling soars after Bank of England drops hint of a rate hike
- September 18, 2017

Brussels has said talks on Britain's future trading relationship with the European Union can only start after the other 27 European Union governments are satisfied that "sufficient progress" has been made on the terms of the departure. Inflation is the key concern to the MPC, this week it was revealed headline CPI growth hit 2.9% on an annualised basis in August. Britain's inflation rate has accelerated this year, due in large part to the fall in the value of the pound since the referendum ... (more...)
Warrant over Irma nursing home deaths Warrant over Irma nursing home deaths
- September 18, 2017

Johns River in the Five Points neighborhood September 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida . As the newspaper noted , while President Trump put his sons Eric and Donald Jr.in charge of his businesses temporarily, he still owns all of his properties. (more...)
Local elections in Nepal's Terai region pass off peacefully Local elections in Nepal's Terai region pass off peacefully
- September 18, 2017

Sporadic scuffles were reported in some districts but the polls were not affected in any way, officials said. Considering this challenge, the election body conducted the local elections in two phases in other provinces except for Province 2. (more...)
UN General Assembly: Buhari Arrives New York, To Speak On Tuesday
- September 18, 2017

Before his arrival at the airport, the Presidential Guard was already on standby at the Presidential Wing of the Airport together with other ministers. NAIJ.com gathered that the Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media to the president, made the first announcement on Friday, September 15 that the president would leave Abuja on Sunday, September 17, for NY where he is expected to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72). (more...)
Kellyanne Conway mindlessly slams Emmys for mocking Trump
- September 18, 2017

General Assembly to comment on Sunday night's Emmy Awards show . "It looks like Americans are tuning out. It looks like America is responding by tuning out". Conway slipped in a shout out to "Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon, who won for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series last night for playing Hillary Clinton on the sketch show. (more...)
Governor Scott: 90 percent of power restored to Florida residents Governor Scott: 90 percent of power restored to Florida residents
- September 18, 2017

Scott vowed to "aggressively demand answers" on how this happened. The facility was is just one of almost 700 nursing homes across the state, about 50 of which still lacked power as of Friday morning, according to theFlorida Health Care Association. (more...)
In Florida after Irma, 391000 customers still without power In Florida after Irma, 391000 customers still without power
- September 18, 2017

Based on the number of individuals each customer represents, that leaves over 800,000 people sweltering in the Florida heat without air conditioning. @GeorgiaPower on Twitter - Follow @ GeorgiaPower on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more . On the right is what the VIIRS instrument saw around 3 a.m. (more...)
UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on non-proliferation next week UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on non-proliferation next week
- September 18, 2017

The country fired its latest missile over Japan on Friday, in what was described as its farthest-reaching test . State media on Saturday quoted Kim as saying that North Korea's final goal "is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the USA rulers dare not talk about military option" for the North. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj in NY to attend UNGA session Sushma Swaraj in NY to attend UNGA session
- September 18, 2017

Sushma Swaraj "deplored" North Korea's "recent actions and stated that its proliferation linkages must be explored and those involved be held accountable", the statement said. Swaraj is scheduled to leave for India, a day after her address to the UN General Assembly. On September 23, he will deliver a speech at the UN House. (more...)
Dawood's brother Iqbal Kaskar arrested in extortion case Dawood's brother Iqbal Kaskar arrested in extortion case
- September 18, 2017

When his demands did not stop, he approached the Thane police. While the details of the case is not yet known, Iqbal was seen being taken by a team of officers and men headed by senior police inspector Pradeep Sharma, who commands the Thane AEC. (more...)
Chelsea Manning Tells Audience: I Am Not an 'American Traitor' Chelsea Manning Tells Audience: I Am Not an 'American Traitor'
- September 18, 2017

Project co-founder Tom Scott said Manning was invited for "clarity of understanding". "My conscience and duty to the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency will not permit me to betray their trust by appearing to support Harvard's decision with my appearance", he wrote. (more...)
Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi
- September 18, 2017

If the reaction of those at a gathering of social conservatives in Iowa over the weekend is any guide, Trump's voters are sticking with him and not immigration opponents such as U.S. Last week, Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer met with Trump twice and discussed a deal to extend the program. To the extent banquet-goers praised Trump for talking to Democrats and said they were frustrated with congressional Republicans. (more...)
Hurricane Maria Could Affect Islands Already Devastated by Irma Hurricane Maria Could Affect Islands Already Devastated by Irma
- September 18, 2017

As of 11 a.m. ET, it was about 60 miles east of Martinique. Winds could climb to 150 miles per hour, they said, as the storm heads toward Puerto Rico. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center". On Tuesday, Maria should mostly pass through a patch of the Caribbean free of islands before potentially closing in on St. (more...)
$1 million winning Powerball ticket sold near St. Louis $1 million winning Powerball ticket sold near St. Louis
- September 18, 2017

The winning numbers were 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and the Powerball was 24. A million dollar Powerball ticket was sold at Charlies Food Mart on Bellafontaine for the September 16 drawing. Louis area for Saturday's drawing. Including the $2 million winning ticket, Lottery officials say there were over 5,200 winning Powerball tickets in Idaho from Saturday night's draw. (more...)
President Trump's Plan for National Monuments President Trump's Plan for National Monuments
- September 18, 2017

Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, Nevada's Gold Butte, Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou, and marine monuments including Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll are on Zinke's chopping block, the Post reported . The review raised alarm among conservationists who said protections could be lost for areas that are home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering sequoia trees, deep canyons and ocean habitats. (more...)
Trump Extends Sanctions Relief to Iran Under Nuke Deal
- September 18, 2017

In this period when we see the risks with North Korea, we must maintain this line", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters. Transparency and rolling back missile testing could help catch potential cheating and hamper Iran's advancement in making a nuclear weapon operational. (more...)
Emmys 2017: Sean Spicer drives podium onstage to address host Stephen Colbert
- September 18, 2017

The spotlight continued to be on politics even when others took the stage. We've come to expect flashy musical numbers to kick off awards shows nowadays. "But he didn't. Because unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the victor of the popular vote", he said, touching another sore point for Trump. "And Alec, you're up against a lot of neck". (more...)
Navy relieves two more commanders in 7th Fleet after deadly collisions Navy relieves two more commanders in 7th Fleet after deadly collisions
- September 18, 2017

Rear Adm. Charles Williams - commander of Combined Task Force 70 and Carrier Strike Group 5, which oversee forward-deployed naval forces in the Pacific - and his subordinate Capt. Joseph Aucoin, the previous commander, was relieved from his post by Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift just days after the second deadly ship collision. (more...)
Trump attacks United Nations as he attempts to stop North Korea's nuclear ambition Trump attacks United Nations as he attempts to stop North Korea's nuclear ambition
- September 18, 2017

Trump will deliver a longer speech when he addresses the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. "This is not an issue between the USA and North Korea". "90 percent of North Korea's trade is being cut off". Since taking office, Mr Trump has largely moderated his tone towards the United Nations , even inviting security council ambassadors to a working lunch at the White House in April. (more...)
'The Man Who Saved The World' Dies in Russian Federation 'The Man Who Saved The World' Dies in Russian Federation
- September 18, 2017

Since that fateful day 34 years ago, Petrov has been credited by nuclear activists as the man who "saved the world" by determining that the Soviet system had been spoofed by a reflection off the earth. Lt Col Petrov was vindicated when an internal investigation following the incident concluded that Soviet satellites had mistaken sunlight reflected on clouds for rocket engines. (more...)
Three stages in Israel for historic Giro start in 2018 Three stages in Israel for historic Giro start in 2018
- September 18, 2017

Israel hopes to enter a wild-card team, said Canadian-born Israeli Sylvan Adams, one of the organizers, who added that it was he who persuaded Giro officials to bring the race to the country. Organizers are expected to announce the precise route next week at a ceremony attended by Italian and Israeli officials along with retired Spanish cyclist and two-time Giro victor Alberto Contador. (more...)
Heavy rain claims another life in Kerala, landslides reported, alert sounded Heavy rain claims another life in Kerala, landslides reported, alert sounded
- September 18, 2017

Landslides were reported in several parts including Attapadi in Palakkad district, Idukki and Kottayam districts, affecting rail and road traffic. Warning issued for people living in the downstream of Neyyar and Pepara dams in this district. (more...)
North Korea says more sanctions will spur it to hasten nuclear plans North Korea says more sanctions will spur it to hasten nuclear plans
- September 18, 2017

In response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test and launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, USA strategic weapons will be deployed on the Korean Peninsula from this month. Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang (陸慷) said the most pressing task was for all parties to fully enforce the latest United Nations resolutions on the North, rather than "deliberately complicating the issue". (more...)
Footage of Telangana women fighting over sarees goes viral Footage of Telangana women fighting over sarees goes viral
- September 18, 2017

From next year, the state government will procure all the sarees from weavers in Telangana only. The shocking videos of the mass brawl that broke out on Monday were put out on Twitter by journalist TS Sudhir. "As per specifications the sarees have been produced and there is no problem at all", they claimed. "Each saree is supposed to cost around Rs 200 as per the government announcement, but what was distributed to them was a saree worth not even Rs 50", he alleged. (more...)
Sen. Rand Paul is unlikely to support the Graham-Cassidy measure Sen. Rand Paul is unlikely to support the Graham-Cassidy measure
- September 18, 2017

Last week , Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a new repeal plan, Mitch McConnell is now gauging interest and considering a vote , and Graham is rallying Republicans by urging them not to retreat on healthcare with "their tails between their legs". (more...)
German election: Liberals demand finance ministry after election victory
- September 18, 2017

The reason is quite simple. Angela Merkel is vying for a fourth term as leader of Europe's largest economy, pitching herself as the candidate of stability in the 24 September poll. But any time the establishment candidates come too close together, they leave gaps that will inevitably be filled by outsiders. Of these the CDU/CSU (considered as one party) has won 12 and the SDP six. (more...)
Ayatollah Khamenei slams U.S. 'bullying' Iran on nuclear deal Ayatollah Khamenei slams U.S. 'bullying' Iran on nuclear deal
- September 18, 2017

On regional issues, he noted that the reasons behind insecurity in the Middle East can be traced to the "wicked and mischievous interventions" by the US. The State Department announced on September 14 that it will continue to waive sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear agreement, but no decision had yet been made on whether to preserve the deal itself. (more...)
Delegates and observers await Trump speech with bated breath — UN General Assembly Delegates and observers await Trump speech with bated breath — UN General Assembly
- September 18, 2017

She said Trump's pleas had been heard and "what we'll do is see him respond to that". It is not clear what approach Mr Trump's speech will take on Tuesday. "That applies to climate change, Iran and North Korea". "We should especially put more pressure on China". Find us on Facebook too! He will be joined by his United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary General Antonio Guterres, as well as leaders from 120 countries who have signed a communique in support of the United ... (more...)
Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday
- September 18, 2017

The storm is moving west-northwest at about 15 miles per hour (24 kph) and is expected to cross the Leeward Islands on Monday night, the NHC said . Maria was located 100 miles northeast of Barbados and 210 miles east-southeast of Dominica . Hurricane Maria continues to become better organized, gets a little stronger Sunday night. (more...)

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