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Judge Denies Bail for Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina Judge Denies Bail for Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina
- September 11, 2018

Maria Butina , a Russian woman who is accused in the U.S. of working as a foreign agent for the Kremlin, has been ordered to remain jailed pending trial. Prosecutors had raised the prospect of her being swept out of the country by Russians using their diplomatic immunity to shield her from USA law enforcement. (more...)
Watch Obama reminisce about the time he got kicked out of Disneyland Watch Obama reminisce about the time he got kicked out of Disneyland
- September 11, 2018

He recalled two large officers meeting them at the end of the ride who proceeded to escort Obama and his friends out of the park for breaking the rules. "This is a true story everybody, I was booted from the Magic Kingdom!" Mr Obama reportedly quit smoking in 2010 after his wife Michelle voiced her disapproval of the habit. (more...)
Sterling rallies after Michel Barnier sees chance of Brexit deal within weeks Sterling rallies after Michel Barnier sees chance of Brexit deal within weeks
- September 11, 2018

European Union sources say that would only be possible if the negotiators were really very close to sealing a deal and ran out of time for purely technical reasons, rather than because of political wrangling. The Chequers agreement led to the resignations of then-Brexit Secretary David Davis and the former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , both of whom have continued to criticise the direction of government policy. (more...)
Shaheen, Hassan to vote against Kavanaugh's nomination Shaheen, Hassan to vote against Kavanaugh's nomination
- September 11, 2018

Wade and that he is an uncertain vote at most to uphold any investigative procedures directed at the president who nominated him for the Supreme Court ". "I hope that the person involved will make himself or herself known and lead the effort to deal with the issues that are raised in the Op-Ed piece", said Mitchell. (more...)
Pakistan mulling to review agreements made under CPEC Pakistan mulling to review agreements made under CPEC
- September 11, 2018

Islamabad is set to review deals concluded under Beijing's Belt (BRI) and Road Initiative, the Financial Times claimed in a Sunday report. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Imran Khan in Islamabad . The total investment of the projects was to the tune of $19 billion and they have created 70,000 new jobs, he was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency. (more...)
Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya's state oil firm, two staff killed Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya's state oil firm, two staff killed
- September 11, 2018

A member of staff from a hotel next to the NOC offices said he had heard about five blasts. Security force were smashing windows so staff could escape, witnesses said. A UN-backed government is nominally in power in Tripoli. Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of the internationally-recognized NOC, as well as his office manager, were seen safely leaving the NOC offices, according to Reuters witnesses. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Projected Path: Maps to Track the Storm
- September 10, 2018

Some portions of the Carolinas could see as much as 20 inches of rain from Florence , the National Weather Service said, which would lead to river flooding that "could last for days or weeks" after the storm. "Even a small northward shift in the track of the storm could bring devastating impacts to our area", said the Dare County Emergency Management statement . (more...)
Russia Accuses US of White Phosphorus Attack in Syria Russia Accuses US of White Phosphorus Attack in Syria
- September 10, 2018

Lieutenant-General Vladimir Savchenko commented on the alleged bombings, stating: " Following the strikes, large fires were observed in the area ". A Pentagon spokesperson denied the allegations of dropping white phosphorus bombs. The coalition or partner forces likely conducted aerial strikes in July on eastern Syria where remnants of Daesh are holed up, the coalition has said. (more...)
Flood watch underway for parts of Central New York Flood watch underway for parts of Central New York
- September 10, 2018

Because of the rain and cloud cover, temperatures struggled to rise this afternoon. Additional rainfall is expected overnight and there could be a few heavy downpours at times. occur", according to a flood watch issued by the HCA Sunday morning. Be sure to monitor the latest weather conditions from the KSAT 12 Weather Authority team on air and online. (more...)
More than 30,000 displaced in Syria's Idlib in latest offensive: United Nations More than 30,000 displaced in Syria's Idlib in latest offensive: United Nations
- September 10, 2018

The raids reportedly wounded five rebels in Latamneh and knocked the village's underground hospital out of action, just a day after strikes damaged a similar health facility in Idlib's southern town of Hass, the Observatory said. The group also said the airstrikes caused a limited amount of internal displacement, uprooting almost 700 families from their homes in several parts of Idlib. (more...)
Trump fires back at Apple: Make your products in US Trump fires back at Apple: Make your products in US
- September 10, 2018

And regular consumers stand to lose the most. Fitness tracker maker Fitbit FIT.N said it would be hit by tariffs , and chipmaker Intel Corp INTC.O said the levies could slow down the adoption of 5G networks, the next generation of wireless data technology for phones and other devices. (more...)
Trump Admin Will Shutter Palestine Liberation Office In D.C.
- September 10, 2018

The Trump administration plans to announce on Monday that it is shutting down the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Washington, D.C., another sign of USA support for Israel and a move that furthers a pressure crusade against Palestine, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday morning . (more...)
Fresh far-right protests SPARKED after man DIES from 'fight with Afghans' Fresh far-right protests SPARKED after man DIES from 'fight with Afghans'
- September 10, 2018

Eyewitnesses said the man and his brother were involved in an argument between three Afghan men - but police said the "concrete circumstances" of the death are still unknown. Far-right and opposition anti-fascist crowds have taken part in protests in Köthen in eastern Germany, where a German man earlier died following an alleged fight with Afghan men. (more...)
Shiite militias vow response to Basra protests Shiite militias vow response to Basra protests
- September 10, 2018

At least 15 protesters have died in clashes with security forces since the beginning of the month, health officials have said. Iraq's second city has been rocked by five days of demonstrations, in which government buildings have been ransacked and set alight by protesters angry over political corruption. (more...)
France flights: Planes grounded at Lyon as police chase hits runway France flights: Planes grounded at Lyon as police chase hits runway
- September 10, 2018

Extraordinary footage shared online shows the dramatic moment dozens of police officers give chase across the tarmac. The auto is seen careening across the dirt and onto the runway before the fugitive throws himself from the vehicle and starts running. (more...)
Trump mispronounces 'anonymous' during New York Times spray Trump mispronounces 'anonymous' during New York Times spray
- September 10, 2018

Reporters would have found out if he had, Trump said. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway said Trump believes the individual is someone from the national security sector of the government. (more...)
Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US: Donald Trump
- September 10, 2018

According to the automaker, the levies President Trump is threatening to impose on China-imported vehicles would be simply too much for the company. Beyond the core products, Apple said accessories like the HomePod speaker, some Beats speakers, AirPort and Time Capsule internet routers, the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, and leather cases for the iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple Pencil would be affected. (more...)
How Trump was stopped from sending tweet that could have started WWIII How Trump was stopped from sending tweet that could have started WWIII
- September 10, 2018

Asked how many people he interviewed, Woodward said, "Over a hundred. This is the worst job I've ever had", Kelly was quoted as telling a small group of confidants. "Let's fucking kill him!" Woodward describes Trump regularly insulting key members of his own team, who are in turn contemptuous of the president. (more...)
Mike Pence: No-one on my staff wrote Trump 'resistance' op-ed Mike Pence: No-one on my staff wrote Trump 'resistance' op-ed
- September 10, 2018

A bombshell newspaper essay which detailed efforts to sideline Donald Trump from government was "just an obvious attempt to distract attention from this booming economy and [the president's] record of success", Vice-President Mike Pence has said. (more...)
Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday Hurricane Florence causing 85-mph winds, will become major hurricane Monday
- September 10, 2018

Landfall is expected in the Carolinas later this week, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center ( NHC ). But the gravest threat to the USA remains Hurricane Florence , which is expected to strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday night and remain "an extremely unsafe major hurricane" through Thursday, according to the Hurricane Center. (more...)
Far-right 'party with roots in Nazism' wins gains in Swedish election Far-right 'party with roots in Nazism' wins gains in Swedish election
- September 10, 2018

Earlier, the leader of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats , Jimmie Akesson, indicated he was ready for potential coalition talks, but challenged Kristersson to choose between seeking support from his party and PM's Social Democrats. Akesson hopes his party, which wants Sweden to leave the European Union and freeze immigration, can play a decisive role in negotiations over forming a government. (more...)
Iraqi protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra Iraqi protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra
- September 10, 2018

The protesters have called for an end to Iran's influence and to the Iraqi government's dysfunction. A few hours after burning the Iranian consulate, the demonstrators headed toward the USA consulate, but the attempt was unsuccessful because of upgraded security measures, the source said. (more...)
Boris Johnson tells Prime Minister: Cut taxes to help struggling families Boris Johnson tells Prime Minister: Cut taxes to help struggling families
- September 10, 2018

In the column , he says that the Chequers deal has "wrapped a suicide vest around the British constitution", and "handed the detonator" to Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier. What has received considerable scorn, however, is the language he used. "Comparing the PM to that isn't amusing", he said. His comments were echoed by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire, who told Sky's Sophy Ridge he thought Johnson had used the wrong "tone" in the article. (more...)
ICC can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar ICC can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar
- September 10, 2018

It has come under vast pressure this week over last year's military crackdown that has pushed more than 700,000 of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh. But across the border, Myanmar is outside its jurisdiction. In deciding to proceed with its own case, the Hague-based court used the cross-border nature of the mass exodus to bypass the challenge that Burma is not an ICC-signatory. (more...)
Sen. Ben Sasse said he thinks about leaving the GOP ‘every morning’
- September 10, 2018

Sasse, R-Neb., a deeply conservative lawmaker who has been a frequent critic of the Trump White House, said that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have "a future for the country" and that both are more focused on stymieing the other than passing actual legislation. (more...)

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