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Abe cites 'national crisis' in calling an early election Abe cites 'national crisis' in calling an early election
- September 26, 2017

Abe is expected to announce the call for early elections to benefit from improved popularity and confusion among opposition parties. A new poll carried out by Japan's Kyodo news agency has shown that nearly two-thirds of voters are against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling a snap election. (more...)
After Hurricane Maria, 'There Is No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico' After Hurricane Maria, 'There Is No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico'
- September 26, 2017

You've got over 3 million people that are USA citizens. The storm also knocked out 100% of the island's electricity, and experts still aren't sure when it will be restored , although it's understood that it will take several months to do so. (more...)
Hurricane Lee develops in the Atlantic, while Maria weakens
- September 26, 2017

Though the track may end up similar to Jose, the end game around our neighborhood will be much different. It is expected to maintain hurricane strength for at least the next five days. In all, six storms have become strong enough to earn names and all have gone on to become hurricanes. Experts estimate the storm could cost around $100 billion. (more...)
Weiner sentenced to 21 months of prison in sexting case Weiner sentenced to 21 months of prison in sexting case
- September 26, 2017

Even though prison term tilted toward the lower end of what prosecutors demanded after Weiner pleaded guilty in May, the 53-year-old seemed gobsmacked by its severity. His first texting scandal prompted Weiner , who was married, to admit to several inappropriate relationships. When the last round of allegations surfaced in 2016 - including reports that Weiner had transmitted a photo of himself shirtless and aroused, with his son asleep on the bed next to him, to a mother of two - ... (more...)
Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities
- September 26, 2017

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, clearly stated that Iran is ready to fight against any western power and that the country is a major reason for equilibrium in the region's political environment. (more...)
Russian General Killed in Syria Russian General Killed in Syria
- September 25, 2017

While both oppose Islamic State, they are engaged, via proxies, in a race for strategic influence and potential resources in the form of oilfields in eastern Syria's Deir al-Zor province. "According to our data, the terrorists have completely destroyed the infrastructure in the Omar and Tanak gas fields, a part of the facilities in Conoco have been destroyed as well..." Syrian troops supported by Iranian-backed militias have also crossed to the eastern side of the river, increasing their ... (more...)
Republican Obamacare repeal loses crucial support Republican Obamacare repeal loses crucial support
- September 25, 2017

The measure would shift money Obama's law uses to help people afford coverage into block grants states would control in spending formulas heavily tilted toward helping Republican-led states. With sports clearly weighing on the president, he then rescinded an invitation for NBA All-Star Stephen Curry to visit the White House. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's ... (more...)
Man fatally shot in officer-involved shooting after shooting New Castle officer Man fatally shot in officer-involved shooting after shooting New Castle officer
- September 25, 2017

Officers first went to the shopping center after receiving a report of a "family disturbance" Deputy Charles Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Information Bureau said in a written statement . The officer, who was shot in the lower torso area, along with the suspect were taken to a hospital for treatment. Police say there is no further danger to the public. (more...)
Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies
- September 25, 2017

Joe Root had earlier made his own bid for top billing when he posted most runs, across all formats, in an English worldwide summer on his way to 84 as he and Ben Stokes (73) first put the hosts on course for a formidable total in their fourth-wicket stand of 132. (more...)
Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea
- September 25, 2017

A few hours after China announced the enforcement of the new UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang , Beijing reported that an quake, most likely caused by an explosion, was detected in North Korea. So-called atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons were banned by the USA, the then-Soviet Union and numerous world's nations in a 1963 treaty , though China conducted the last such test known worldwide in 1980. (more...)
Stars Return - How Arsenal Could Line up vs West Brom Stars Return - How Arsenal Could Line up vs West Brom
- September 25, 2017

When Gareth Barry made his first appearance in the Premier League on May 2nd 1998, Arsene Wenger was only one year and 212 days in to his tenure as Arsenal manager. "The number I'll achieve is an individual one". He said , "I'd been speaking to Ronald Koeman for three weeks before it eventually happened". The Northern Ireland global helped them to a respectable 10th-placed finish in the Premier League last season. (more...)
Spain tries to exert control over Catalan police Spain tries to exert control over Catalan police
- September 24, 2017

The increasingly aggressive police crackdown on the Catalonia referendum is taking a lot more police. "The majority of the Catalans did not want independence until quite recently, but now 70 percent of the population in Catalonia want the referendum and many people that were in the middle now say "we want to vote".because this idea of trying to repress a movement is not going to support the unity of Spain", the analyst said on Friday night. (more...)
Turkey to discuss response to Kurdish independence vote Turkey to discuss response to Kurdish independence vote
- September 24, 2017

The UN Security Council has warned the referendum could potentially be destabilising. "We said we would talk to Baghdad before, during and after the referendum". Ahmed, co-president of the political wing of a USA -backed Syrian Kurdish force battling the Islamic State militant group, said that unlike the Iraqi Kurdish referendum that's largely been rejected internationally, local Kurdish elections have faced no objections. (more...)
Niasse is Everton's unlikely matchwinner against Bournemouth Niasse is Everton's unlikely matchwinner against Bournemouth
- September 24, 2017

When Michael Keane joined Everton in a BBC-reported £30m deal this summer , he highlighted working under Ronald Koeman as one of the main factors in his decision, according to a Sky Sports report . Before the game, though, if you had offered us a draw away at the Etihad, it would have been considered a very good point. Nevertheless, the Cherries followed their Premier League win over Brighton by toppling the same opponents in the cup four days later, courtesy of Joshua King's ... (more...)
Kenyatta's supporters protest negation of elections Kenyatta's supporters protest negation of elections
- September 24, 2017

OT-Morpho said an internal audit of its equipment conducted after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 presidential election found no foul play. The decision was reached after opposition candidate Raila Odinga had challenged the results in court, raising accusations of hacking and the making of a "computer generated leadership". (more...)
Iranian state media: Test of ballistic missile successful
- September 24, 2017

President Rouhani said: "We will promote our defensive and military power as much as we deem necessary". The move was a direct challenge to US President Donald Trump , who in August signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme and anyone who does business with those involved in the programme. (more...)
North Korea reacted sharply to the threat of trump North Korea reacted sharply to the threat of trump
- September 24, 2017

Though Trump's speeches typically employ colorful rhetoric, threatening another country with destruction was unprecedented for a US President and took diplomats aback . Satellite photos after the September 3 quake showed numerous landslides apparently caused by the massive blast, which North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb. (more...)
New Zealand leader addresses supporters New Zealand leader addresses supporters
- September 24, 2017

There remained a remote chance that English's main challenger, Jacinda Ardern , could take the role. The results position Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First, as the kingmaker. "Obviously we hoped for better", she said. "In the next few days we will begin discussions with New Zealand First on finding common ground and form. a strong and stable government for all New Zealanders". (more...)
U.S. oil stockpiles grow 4.6 million barrels U.S. oil stockpiles grow 4.6 million barrels
- September 23, 2017

Gasoline supplies dropped a third week to the lowest level since November 2015, while distillate stockpiles fell by the biggest amount since 2011, according to government data. Brent crude futures rose 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, to end at $56.43 a barrel. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) first assessment of world oil markets in 2018, published in July, showed that, despite cutting output, the group is still pumping too much crude. (more...)
After Trump speech, Mattis says North Korea crisis still 'diplomatic effort' After Trump speech, Mattis says North Korea crisis still 'diplomatic effort'
- September 23, 2017

South Korea has raised the possibility of reintroducing nuclear weapons to the peninsula. Among those who attended were South Korean Army's chief of staff Gen. "We will work with the worldwide community to come up with a strong response toward North Korea ..." "Those missiles are not directly threatening any of us", the secretary said. (more...)
Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections
- September 23, 2017

The state was pinpointed "by entities acting at the behest of the Russian government leading up to the 2016 election", Simon wrote. Haas says he is seeking more information from Homeland Security. The disclosures to states come as a special counsel probes whether there was any coordination during the 2016 campaign between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump. (more...)
Five people detained, released by Turkish President's security detail in NY Five people detained, released by Turkish President's security detail in NY
- September 23, 2017

A Turkish journalists' Periscope feed showed a protester standing up and yelling at Erdogan before being escorted out by security. In a separate event , Turkish security personnel and pro-Erdogan supporters were indicted by a D.C. Hours before Trump met Erdogan for talks, Erdogan supporters punched and kicked three protesters who interrupted his speech at a NY hotel. ".aug.29, .2017.pdf">indictment states that Erdoğan's security detail and his supporters "used threats and physical ... (more...)
Defying Donald Trump, Iran Says Will Boost Missile Capabilities Defying Donald Trump, Iran Says Will Boost Missile Capabilities
- September 23, 2017

Since taking office, Trump's administration has repeatedly certified that Iran was meeting the conditions of the nuclear agreement - but officials in Washington also added they did not believe Tehran was meeting the "spirit" of the deal. Trump later told the U.N. assembly: "Other than the vast military power of the United States". The resolution also condemns Iran for ballistic missile-testing, weapons smuggling and support for terrorism, among other acts, but at the same time, lays out a ... (more...)
Rohingya Muslims are not 'refugees': Rajnath Singh Rohingya Muslims are not 'refugees': Rajnath Singh
- September 22, 2017

Violence in Rakhine State erupted on August 25th, when Rohingya militants launched deadly attacks on government outposts, provoking a fierce crackdown by the Myanmar military that has been greeted with widespread worldwide condemnation, including at the annual UN General Assembly this week. (more...)
Mueller Probe Zeroes In On Actions Trump Took In The White House Mueller Probe Zeroes In On Actions Trump Took In The White House
- September 22, 2017

The Times reported that special counsel Robert Mueller's office had sent the White House a document outlining 13 areas of interest about which investigators were seeking additional documentation. Mr Flynn wasn't forced out of the White House until about three weeks later, after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with a Russian official, Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . (more...)
Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Lowered to Neutral at CL King Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Lowered to Neutral at CL King
- September 21, 2017

The stock has moved 3.48% over the last 5 sessions.Since the start of the calendar year, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)'s stock has changed 19.67%. The 50 day moving average went up $23.59 or +21.68% whereas the 200 day moving average was up $30.67 or +30.15%. This is assuming the current $1.56 EPS is accurate. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel slams Sen. Cassidy for lying about health care bill Jimmy Kimmel slams Sen. Cassidy for lying about health care bill
- September 21, 2017

Despite it bearing his namesake, Kimmel says the new healthcare bill passes a different test. And as the September 30 deadline looms for GOP lawmakers to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority vote in the Senate , more party leaders are stepping up to block the bill. (more...)
U.S. envoy Haley says Trump 'not happy' with Iran nuclear deal
- September 21, 2017

In a pugnacious speech on Tuesday before the UN General Assembly annual gathering of world leaders, Trump called the accord "an embarrassment ". Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned this week that the US would pay a "high cost" if it backs out of the agreement. (more...)
Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection
- September 21, 2017

An estimated 40 percent of the company's net sales come from the holiday quarter. But there are reasons to believe Toys "R" Us can turn its toy business around if it lines up the right assortment of merchandise and does a better job of using in-store events to unlock sales. (more...)
French president: Paris climate deal 'will not be renegotiated' French president: Paris climate deal 'will not be renegotiated'
- September 21, 2017

It was two hours on the button and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and the spirit of France. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, DC, for parades. He told leaders that the United States seeks harmony and friendship, not strife, but he warned that America "can no longer be taken advantage of". "We can only address those challenges thought multilateralism", he said, "not through survival of the fittest". (more...)
Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls
- September 21, 2017

The Supreme Court has held IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati responsible for playing a role in bungling the August 8 presidential election. The post Supreme court bashes IEBC for Kenyatta's voided election appeared first on Vanguard News . (more...)
European Union commissioner says Boris Johnson 'completely out of the loop' on Brexit
- September 21, 2017

Mrs May has called a special meeting of Cabinet at Number 10 on Thursday to discuss her crunch Brexit speech in Italy the following day, which a Downing Street source said would be "a significant moment" in the process of Britain's withdrawal from the EU. (more...)
Georgia Tech student called 911 before shooting, authorities say Georgia Tech student called 911 before shooting, authorities say
- September 20, 2017

The GBI has said an officer responding to a 911 call about 11:17 p.m. Saturday shot Schultz as the student advanced on officers with a knife and refused commands to put down the knife. "That's the question", William Schultz later said, addressing the officer who opening. One officer then opens fire. WSB-TV reported that the item involved, still on the ground when its news crew arrived, appeared to be a "metal, flip-open, multi-tool knife". (more...)
Roy Moore defends use of 'reds and yellows' in campaign speech Roy Moore defends use of 'reds and yellows' in campaign speech
- September 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's trip to Alabama to campaign for Sen. By Bannon's accounting, Moore is the far more conservative candidate, and far more in line with Trump's economic agenda. Moore, one of two Republican candidates vying in a runoff for the Alabama Senate position vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , appeared to describe Native Americans and Asians as " reds and yellows " in a campaign speech Sunday, according to The Hill . (more...)
Pakistan open to investment by foreign companies: Khaqan Abbasi Pakistan open to investment by foreign companies: Khaqan Abbasi
- September 20, 2017

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is in the United States on a four-day tour wherein he mainly aims to address the 72nd Session of the UN general assembly on September 21 in which he would outline Pakistan's positions on key global political, social and development issues of vital concern to the Country. (more...)
Trump gives major speech at United Nations Trump gives major speech at United Nations
- September 20, 2017

How will the president fare during a week full of diplomatic talks? In a clear nod to his conservative base, Trump pledged to "crush the loser terrorists" and "stop radical Islamic terrorism". efforts to ramp up pressure on North Korea. Trump has till mid-October to decide if the deal will stay or not, as authorities have been given till then to re-certify Iran's compliance with the agreement. (more...)
Texans vs. Bengals: Highlights, game tracker and more Texans vs. Bengals: Highlights, game tracker and more
- September 19, 2017

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has been trying to figure out his starting quarterback for a while. Marvin Lewis has been there, done that. The second one came late in the second quarter, two plays before Watson's 49-yard touchdown gave the Texans a 10-3 lead 50 seconds before halftime. (more...)
CBO: Initial report on Graham-Cassidy will lack coverage, premium estimates CBO: Initial report on Graham-Cassidy will lack coverage, premium estimates
- September 19, 2017

The bill being considered has been proposed by Sen. This is a welcome return to federalist principles that the GOP had forgotten when crafting their earlier ObamaCare replacement bills. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have sponsored . Because the measure strives to equalize Medicaid funding between states, some Republicans from Medicaid expansion states in the House could find it hard to support. (more...)
Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences' Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'
- September 19, 2017

Equinox sales soared 85 per cent last month in the United States, which is the destination for about 85 per cent of the vehicles made at Cami. GM moved production of the GMC Terrain from the plant to Mexico earlier this year, Bloomberg said. (more...)
N's Kulsoon Nawaz wins NA-120 by N's Kulsoon Nawaz wins NA-120 by
- September 19, 2017

Meanwhile, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif says that the people of NA-120 have rejected the politics of chaos and conspiracies. Maryam, who is being seen as a political heir to Sharif, further said that the PML-N fought the NA-120 election against the PTI and "hidden forces" that were involved in the ouster of her father. (more...)
Gasoline prices slowly falling with bigger drops ahead Gasoline prices slowly falling with bigger drops ahead
- September 19, 2017

But will Jose and Maria affect gas prices? Harvey, which barreled through an oil production and refining center in the Gulf of Mexico last month, brought a surge in gasoline prices. Gasoline prices will continue to fall even as oil holds steady due to better supply and demand balance after Harvey. As gas prices drop for the majority of the country, so does the nation's gasoline inventory. (more...)
British Airways flight held at Paris airport over security threat British Airways flight held at Paris airport over security threat
- September 18, 2017

Sniffer dogs checked the plane and found no threat, police said as they lifted the alert. Flight number BA0303 was held on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at around 8am United Kingdom time this morning. (more...)
President Trump hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball in a GIF President Trump hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball in a GIF
- September 18, 2017

Mr Trump has stepped up his criticism of Mrs Clinton since the Democratic presidential nominee re-emerged in the spotlight to promote her new book about the 2016 campaign. David Urban, a former Trump campaign adviser, was dismissive on CNN's "State of the Union". Trump hammered Clinton over her new book prior this week as well, tweeting that she "accuses everyone (and everything) except herself for her decision misfortune". (more...)
Hamas Agrees to Fatah Talks on Palestinian Unity Hamas Agrees to Fatah Talks on Palestinian Unity
- September 18, 2017

Hamas said on Sunday that it had dissolved its administrative committee running Gaza, making way for the arrival of officials from the unity government, who would take control of the area. In May 2011, President Mahmoud Abbas and former Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal signed in Cairo a reconciliation agreement that included the formation of a unity government that prepares for general elections within six months; however, the two sides failed to implement it immediately. (more...)
Bangladesh Protests Myanmar Airspace Violations as Tensions Mount Over Rohingya Bangladesh Protests Myanmar Airspace Violations as Tensions Mount Over Rohingya
- September 18, 2017

In Cox's Bazar, where there are concentrations of refugees, the camps of fortune now extend to loss of sight. A Reuters photographer on the Bangladesh side of the border said he could see huge banks of dark smoke billowing up over Myanmar territory on Friday, while global aid organisations said the refugees kept coming. (more...)
Trump calls for travel ban expansion Trump calls for travel ban expansion
- September 17, 2017

More than 20 people were taken to the hospital after an improvised explosive device detonated inside a packed subway vehicle at the Parsons Green station. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's tweet "may have come up" but gave no further detail. Trump's tweet seemed to envision such a "larger, tougher" ban, though he also said the measure needed to be "more specific" - which might indicate the White House is not inclined to bar people merely due to their nationality. (more...)
ICC congratulates Pakistan on successfully hosting World XI's tour ICC congratulates Pakistan on successfully hosting World XI's tour
- September 17, 2017

While the visits of two global sides in the latter half of the current year bode well for Pakistan cricket, there is still a long way to go for the country to draw back major sides for a bilateral tour. Acknowledging the importance of that event, Richardson said that the current three-match series would go a long way towards convincing other countries that Pakistan could safely host their teams. (more...)
California affordable housing bills clear Assembly California affordable housing bills clear Assembly
- September 17, 2017

The Assembly's 49-25 vote sets up a vote in the Senate later Friday. The bill will prohibit additional jail time meant to allow immigration enforcement officials to take undocumented immigrants arrested for other reasons into custody. On the Senate floor minutes before 2 a.m. Saturday, De Leon said the changes were reasonable, and reflected a powerful compromise between law enforcement officials and advocates. (more...)
Centre has not filed any affidavit in SC regarding Rohingyas, says Rijiju Centre has not filed any affidavit in SC regarding Rohingyas, says Rijiju
- September 17, 2017

India has also made a decision to grant citizenship to Buddhist and Hindu refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). About 40 percent of the total Rohingya population living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has now fled to Bangladesh, the United Nations has said. (more...)
Niall Horan sets Jones Beach concert date for September 2018 Niall Horan sets Jones Beach concert date for September 2018
- September 16, 2017

One Direction fans, your wait is over. Horan is releasing his first solo album called " Flicker " on Capitol Records on October 20. He also posted the album's official artwork. With two incredibly successful singles under his belt, Niall Horan announced on his Twitter today that his debut album Flicker will be released on October 20th. (more...)

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