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Austria's Economy Minister: Pause TTIP Talks, Then Restart Under A Different Name
- September 24, 2016

And the European Union ministers, meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, are merely hoping to salvage what they can from the wreckage. German Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel called CETA "a model for future deals". Anti-TTIP and CETA groups say the trade deals would hand more power to multinationals and degrade food, environmental and labour standards. Even the more sanguine pundits are cautious. (more...)
Brad Pitt: FBI 'evaluating' whether to investigate child abuse claims
- September 24, 2016

A source. on Pitt's behalf, has been telling various news outlets today , "He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children", and that "it's unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light". (more...)
William, Kate bring young prince, princess on Canada trip
- September 24, 2016

Speaking to IBTimes UK , Joe Little, royal biographer and editor of Majesty magazine, said that the trip will help strengthen their bond with the country, which they will visit many times over the course of their lives. One parent revealed: "You know that they [children] are not going to tell you what is wrong straight away". The family will arrive in Vancouver on a float plane on the second day of their tour - September 25 - and make stops in the Downtown Eastside and Kitsilano. (more...)
Keith Scott's Wife Told Officers He Was Unarmed
- September 24, 2016

Scott's wife yells several times , before gunshots are heard. But she can be heard pleading with officers not to shoot her husband and repeatedly saying, "He has no weapon". curfew that was announced Thursday night will be in place again Friday night. After the curfew took effect, police allowed the crowd of demonstrators to thin out without forcing them off the street. (more...)
Excerpts from AP interview with Syrian president Assad
- September 24, 2016

Fresh air strikes also hit Aleppo's Sukkari neighbourhood, the Observatory said, and fierce clashes hit the southwestern district of Ramussa, where rebel groups are fighting off a government offensive. At one point during the AP interview, Assad denied restricting access for aid convoys to besieged cities. DAMASCUS, Syria (AP ) - He's been stigmatized internationally, a contentious figure presiding over a ruinous civil war that seems to slip into further depravity every day. (more...)
Iran: Nuclear deal example of conflict resolution Iran: Nuclear deal example of conflict resolution
- September 24, 2016

The Iranian president also held bilateral negotiations with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev on Wednesday. Supreme Court decision this year upholding a ruling allowing victims of terrorist attacks to seek compensation from Iran's frozen funds. "Palestinians are still afflicted by a web of apartheid policies and atrocities set by the usurping Zionist regime", he said . (more...)
South Korea reveals it has a plan to assassinate Kim Jong Un
- September 24, 2016

The country said it successfully set off nuclear warheads that could be mounted on ballistic missiles. The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, "The two sides shared the position that the worldwide community has to take speedy and strong measures in order to make North Korea pay for such reckless provocations, starting out with a stronger, new resolution produced by the Security Council". (more...)
Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump
- September 24, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Shale Insight Conference, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Ted Cruz appear to be thawing - all of which has some supporters of the Texas firebrand anxious that he may exchange principles for politics. (more...)
Man Shot During Charlotte Protests Has Died
- September 24, 2016

A line of police officers with shields and face masks advanced on the protesters, and many dispersed and climbed back up embankments off the road. In an op-ed published today , The New York Times's editorial board said the Charlotte Police Department opted for "stonewalling" in its response to the shooting. (more...)
Saul Alvarez: 'Gennady Golovkin ducked fight offer' Saul Alvarez: 'Gennady Golovkin ducked fight offer'
- September 24, 2016

Brook did say he wanted to fight the victor of Canelo-Smith, and who knows, this fight could still take place, but a fight with Saturday night's loser would be a huge challenge for Brook, and for Smith . "He was too good and skillful, and I was too slow tonight". However, Canelo (47-1-1-KO33), whose sole defeat was to Floyd Mayweather via a points decision, is adamant he wants the fight and says the undefeated knockout specialist should be the one to be anxious. (more...)
Spartans, Badgers set for early Big Ten showdown
- September 24, 2016

That can't happen again, and fortunately for Iowa it probably won't against Rutgers - but the Scarlet Knights do surprisingly rank third in the Big Ten with 229.3 rush yards per game . They were great games. But that's just a hypothetical. He relieved Houston midway through the third quarter and led three scoring drives. While Iowa lost and Wisconsin struggled, Nebraska beat then-No. (more...)
Charlotte curfew ends after largely peaceful protest night
- September 24, 2016

The shooting of Scott, who is black, by officers provoked days and nights of sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent protests in downtown Charlotte . He again stood by his decision not to release them. "He just took his medicine", she tells officers. Democrat Hillary Clinton discussed the unrest in calls to the Charlotte mayor and USA congresswoman Alma Adams, her campaign said. (more...)
Average Price Target for Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) is $78.96
- September 24, 2016

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX)'s earnings per share growth ratio for the past 5 years was noted as 2.5% while revenue increase for the past 5 years was -3.6%. The corporation has a market capitalization of US$10.15 Billion. They now have a United States dollars 69 price target on the stock. Lastly, Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to "Equal-Weight" rating in a June 13 report. (more...)
Syria meeting breaks up without plan to restore truce
- September 24, 2016

Syrian and Russian aircraft pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo, a monitor said, after the army announced a new offensive aimed at retaking all of the divided second city. Syria and the United States have been at loggerheads since an airstrike by the US -led coalition that hit Syrian troops in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour on Saturday. (more...)
Teen girl hit by auto gets brutalized by police forcing medical treatment
- September 23, 2016

Instead of taking her to a hospital, as they had previously hinted, the police took her to the station to charge her with disorderly conduct, two counts of second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic device. (more...)
NJ, NY bombings: Suspect's father warned Federal Bureau of Investigation about son years ago NJ, NY bombings: Suspect's father warned Federal Bureau of Investigation about son years ago
- September 23, 2016

Authorities arrested Rahami on Monday after an exchange of gunfire with police that left him and two officers wounded. One portion expressed concern at the prospect of being caught before being able to carry out a suicide attack and the desire to be a martyr, the complaint said. (more...)
GOP-led House panel finds former Clinton aide in contempt GOP-led House panel finds former Clinton aide in contempt
- September 23, 2016

Trey Gowdy. "A subpoena issued by a Congressional committee is required by law to serve a valid legislative goal and there is none here", reads the letter, which refers to the committee's efforts to force Pagliano to testify as a "naked political agenda" with "no valid legislative aim". (more...)
Donald Trump on Stop-and-Frisk: I Just Meant Chicago Donald Trump on Stop-and-Frisk: I Just Meant Chicago
- September 23, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on CNN said crime rates in Trump's hometown has actually fallen amid the scaling back of stop-and-frisk. I think you have to. Ohio . "And I was talking about stop and frisk for Chicago", he said. I mean, how it's not being used in Chicago is, to be honest with you, it's quite unbelievable. (more...)
Men Who Found Pressure Cooker Bomb Had No 'Clue' What It Was Men Who Found Pressure Cooker Bomb Had No 'Clue' What It Was
- September 23, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended on Monday in Linden, New Jersey , after a shootout with police that left him with multiple gunshot wounds. A conviction on the federal charges could put Rahami in jail for life. "He has been held and questioned by federal law enforcement agents since his arrest", Patton, head of the New York City federal public defenders office, said in a court filing. (more...)
Wife from real Wife from real "Fault in Our Stars" couple dies
- September 23, 2016

Katie and Dalton Prager's love story touched millions of people around the world. Both had cystic fibrosis , and both had lung transplants that failed. Katie Dalton entered hospice care on September 2. The couple last saw each other on July 16, their fifth wedding anniversary. "I know it is selfish to be sad, I had her so many days, but she is in the arms of Jesus today and she can breathe without oxygen, she no longer has to do dialysis and He has taken away all the pain she endured", ... (more...)
2 former Cuomo aides face federal corruption charges
- September 23, 2016

Percoco apparently used the name "Herb" while discussing the arrangements. Most recently, he served as Cuomo's executive deputy secretary. As Percoco and Howe are emailing about a possible dinner with Peter Galbraith Kelly Jr ., an executive at an energy company eager to win state business. (more...)
Edward Albee, writer of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', dead at 88
- September 23, 2016

Albee's well-known play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", released in the early 1960s, told the story of volatile middle-aged couple George and Martha. His wealthy father was the son of vaudeville theater magnate Edward Franklin Albee II. His other Pulitzers were for " A Delicate Balance " (1967) and " Seascape " (1975). (more...)
Fax threatens schools in Winnipeg School Division Fax threatens schools in Winnipeg School Division
- September 23, 2016

In Prince Edward Island's capital of Charlottetown, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Kevin Bailey said at a press conference he was aware of separate threats in the nearby province of Nova Scotia and the United States. "It was pretty calm". Schools were not put into lockdown and were not evacuated, the division said. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia Community College principal Kit Jillings confirmed the threat received at the Halifax campus was via fax. (more...)
Obama turns over Israel's two-state challenge to successor
- September 23, 2016

Hours before his meeting with President Obama, Turkish officials shot and slightly wounded an attacker armed with a knife who tried to enter the Israeli Embassy in Turkey, Turkish officials said. "Israel has no bigger friend than America and America has no bigger friend than Israel", he said. But both sides still recognise the other as a close ally, and Obama's offer of $38bn over ten years is the biggest military assistance pact in USA history. (more...)
All Schools on Canada's Prince Edward Island Evacuated Over 'Potential Threat' All Schools on Canada's Prince Edward Island Evacuated Over 'Potential Threat'
- September 22, 2016

Public Schools Branch, said he was "impressed" by how quickly school staff reacted to the threat and followed evacuation protocols, but added that there will be "an opportunity to debrief" and discuss whether communication in emergency situations can be improved in the future. (more...)

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