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France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks
- September 09, 2016

He said talks could resume if wider EU-US trade relations improved. France's trade minister said on Tuesday that Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations should not continue. According to the director of the group Global Justice Now, Nick Dearden, the TTIP "is a very unsafe trade deal which is less about trade and more about big business taking control over our regulations". (more...)
UN Security Council condemns DPRK ballistic missile launches
- September 08, 2016

In a press statement issued on Tuesday, the Security Council noted that the missile launches on Monday were conducted in "grave violation" of North Korea's worldwide obligations under various Security Council resolutions. The tests have prompted South Korea to announce plans to deploy a USA anti-missile system to counter such threats. North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006. (more...)
'Destructive tornado' in central Indiana 'Destructive tornado' in central Indiana
- September 08, 2016

Marc Dahmer, with the NWS in Indianapolis, said 20 minor injuries were reported in Kokomo. This image made from a video provided by WTHR 13 shows damage to homes after a tornado in Kokomo, Indiana, Aug. As of mid-Thursday afternoon, these Allen County roads were reported closed because of storm damage: *Doehrman Road from Roemeke to Brush College roads *Brush College Road from Ehle to Doty roads The Allen County commissioners asked that gawkers stay out the area while repairs and assessments ... (more...)
Narendra Modi in Laos to attend summits Narendra Modi in Laos to attend summits
- September 08, 2016

The Eleventh East Asia Summit will be held in Vientiane, Laos , on September 6-8, 2016. China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN hold the 19th ASEAN-China Summit this week. Beijing has rejected the ruling and continued its activities. At the ASEAN summit retreat early Wednesday, however, Duterte made heads turn as he came in coat and tie-a rarity for the President who likes to dress casually in plaid shirt and denim trousers. (more...)
ITT Tech Closes After 50 Years
- September 08, 2016

Andreotti-Briggs graduated from ITT Tech several years ago. The department banned enrollment two weeks ago after the school's accreditor deemed it was not in compliance. The U.S. Department of Education ordered ITT Tech to pay $152 million to cover student refunds and other liabilities if the schools were to be shut down. (more...)
Auto with several gas cylinders found near Notre Dame Cathedral Auto with several gas cylinders found near Notre Dame Cathedral
- September 08, 2016

The vehicle contained seven gas cylinders, one of which was empty and placed on the front passenger seat. The police official said that it is believed the owner of the auto may have been trying to carry out a "test run" for a terror attack. (more...)
World Health Organization changes Zika guidance: Safe sex for 6 months
- September 08, 2016

Hepatitis C virus, a related virus, can infect the human cornea and is transmitted by corneal transplants, the study said. The discovery explains why a number of Zika patients have developed an eye disease called uveitis, which leads to loss of vision. (more...)
UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Latest Missile Launches UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Latest Missile Launches
- September 08, 2016

In the statement, the Council members also expressed serious concern about North Korea latest missile launches after a series of earlier ones, held intermittently on different occasions between 15 April and 22 August - in flagrant disregard of repeated Council statements. (more...)
35 dead in Damascus after serial blasts in Syria
- September 08, 2016

Another three people died when a auto bomb struck the city of Homs at the entrance to the Bab Tadmur neighborhood. The Islamic State group said it was behind the attacks. Washington backs the uprising against Assad, but is working with his key ally Moscow on how to stem the bloodshed. In June a suicide bomber killed three people in an attack near a church that was believed to have targeted the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. (more...)
Two Turkish soldiers killed, five injured in Islamic State attack in Syria
- September 08, 2016

Six Syrian villages were liberated from Islamic State by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, the Turkish military said Wednesday. On Sunday, Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels had expelled IS from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border, effectively sealing the extremists' self-styled caliphate off from the outside world. (more...)
Trump lifts media blacklist on banned news organisations Trump lifts media blacklist on banned news organisations
- September 08, 2016

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the press covering that, of course, and I would even go so far as to say that it's nearly as newsworthy as Trump's blacklist. "Our reporters are looking forward to doing their job covering the Trump campaign - as they've been doing all year". Trump has been a consistent critic of the media during his campaign; at one rally this summer, he pointed to the press pen and told supporters that the media was "the lowest form of humanity". (more...)
SC to hear Delhi government's plea on Sep 9 SC to hear Delhi government's plea on Sep 9
- September 08, 2016

A day before he had embarked on a 10-day visit to the United States on last Friday evening, Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb directed the Delhi Government's General Administration Department (GAD) to furnish details about the number of foreign visits undertaken by AAP Government's Ministers, their personal staff and other officials during the last 18 months. (more...)
Syria opposition unveils transition plan Syria opposition unveils transition plan
- September 08, 2016

In a briefing with British reporters, Jubeir said it was right to pursue the diplomatic effort and "leave no stone unturned" in the quest for a political solution in Syria, but appeared pessimistic. Writing in The Times newspaper, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, the host of Wednesday's London talks, urged Russian Federation to cease its support for the Syrian president. (more...)
Furious would-be fliers vent over British Airways flight delays across US Furious would-be fliers vent over British Airways flight delays across US
- September 07, 2016

British Airways, owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group, apologised to customers for delays to their journeys and encouraged passengers to check in online before they reached the airport. BA was quoted by CNN as stating: "We had a problem with our check-in systems which affected check in for some flights from the USA, but this was not a worldwide issue and there were no cancellations. (more...)
Britain Pushes For 'Unique' Deal With EU Post Brexit Britain Pushes For 'Unique' Deal With EU Post Brexit
- September 07, 2016

He also said he was confident the United Kingdom would not need to make trade-offs suggested by critics, but instead could control immigration and retain free trade. He pointed that there are countries, who are not a member of the European Union but they are better at selling to the single market. Scottish National Party Europe spokesman Stephen Gethins said that the Government was " descending into farce" over Brexit and called for ministers urgently to provide "a clear and concise plan". (more...)
Netanyahu considering talks with Palestinian president in Moscow - Israeli statement Netanyahu considering talks with Palestinian president in Moscow - Israeli statement
- September 07, 2016

Netanyahu was also asked about the postponement of a long-anticipated meeting with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, which Abbas had said was planned to be held in Moscow on Friday. Any meeting between the two men would represent a breakthrough of sorts. He said that he relayed that message again to Bogdanov. Rutte, in comments he made alongside Netanyahu after the meeting, did not address the issue of a meeting, but did discuss the diplomatic process, saying that the two-state solution ... (more...)
Obama sides with Kaepernick, says 'that's how democracy works' Obama sides with Kaepernick, says 'that's how democracy works'
- September 07, 2016

President Barack Obama says 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem makes him the latest in a long line of professional athletes who have exercised their constitutional right to make a statement about social issues. (more...)
Hermine kills 2, ruins beach weekends in northward march
- September 07, 2016

The hurricane center said Saturday evening that the storm would "meander slowly offshore of the mid-Atlantic coast for the next couple of days before churning past New Jersey and NY". Meteorologist Jeff Smith says the track of the storm system pulled it a little farther east overnight, making the threat of coastal flooding more moderate than previously expected, though beach closures will still be necessary due to hazardous rip currents and wave action. (more...)
Pence says he, Trump will release tax returns Pence says he, Trump will release tax returns
- September 07, 2016

In his interview with NBC , Pence also was asked for his reaction to the release on Friday of Federal Bureau of Investigation notes on interviews with Clinton regarding her use of a private email server while secretary of state in the Obama administration. (more...)
Pastor Fatally Shoots Other Pastor in Presumed Religious Argument in Chicago
- September 07, 2016

Her boyfriend, Albert Moore, was also shot and taken to Stroger, in critical condition, according to police. Thirty-one of those victims, including nine of those killed, were shot in just a 21-hour period between 6 o'clock Monday morning and 3 a.m. (more...)
Afghan police seal off centre of Kabul after attacks
- September 07, 2016

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter that the defence ministry was the target of the first attack, while police were targeted in the second. "When the first explosion happened people crowded to the site and then the second blast occurred, which was really powerful and killed lots of people", said Samiullah Safi, who witnessed the attack. (more...)
Chelsea Clinton to campaign for mom in Carlisle Chelsea Clinton to campaign for mom in Carlisle
- September 07, 2016

That would exclude Clinton friends like Robert Rubin , who held top positions at both Goldman Sachs and Citigroup before serving as treasury secretary for Bill Clinton , or Michael Froman , who worked on Barack Obama's transition team while still on Citigroup's payroll. (more...)
Scottish Leader Calls for 'New Conversation' on Independence
- September 07, 2016

Sturgeon, who was Deputy First Minister and 40 years old at the time, was in the early stages of pregnancy when she miscarried in January 2011. In Scotland's independence referendum two years ago, 55 per cent voted against and 45 per cent in favour. (more...)
Tim Kaine says Trump encouraged Watergate-like hack of DNC by Russians Tim Kaine says Trump encouraged Watergate-like hack of DNC by Russians
- September 07, 2016

In a taped interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" that aired Sunday, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, Trump's running mate, called Clinton "the most dishonest candidate for president of the United States since Richard Nixon". "Look, I don't see what the massive difference is between a press conference and talking to the press everywhere you go", Kaine said on Thursday. According to the FBI's notes, Clinton said she was unaware some emails she received contained classified information because ... (more...)
Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in the South Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in the South
- September 07, 2016

Clinton was expected to land in Cleveland as Trump was taking off, prompting Kaine to note the importance of OH to both campaigns in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. On Monday she took questions on an array of topics for more than 20 minutes. He also pledged to participate in all three televised presidential debates, ending speculation that he might sit out one or more if he was not happy with the format. (more...)

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