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Putin Proposes to Sign a Peace Deal This Year With Japan's Abe Putin Proposes to Sign a Peace Deal This Year With Japan's Abe
- September 12, 2018

Abe told Putin that Japan is "keeping a close eye on" the development, Nogami said, without elaborating further on their exchanges. "Let's conclude a peace treaty before the end of this year, without any pre-conditions". Tokyo will continue to seek a peace settlement with Russian Federation but only after the island dispute is resolved, the government's spokesperson Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Wednesday, while declining to comment on Putin's peace treaty proposal. (more...)
Pope summons bishops for summit on sex-abuse prevention Pope summons bishops for summit on sex-abuse prevention
- September 12, 2018

In a letter to priests on Tuesday, he said he would be returning to Rome soon to discuss his resignation. Now...sources confirm that Cardinal Wuerl will meet with Pope Francis to discuss his future. A statement released by the Pope's council of nine cardinals said it was "aware that in the current debate" of recent weeks the Holy See is about to issue "necessary clarifications". (more...)
FEMA Says It’s Ready for Hurricane Florence, Defends 2017 Response FEMA Says It’s Ready for Hurricane Florence, Defends 2017 Response
- September 12, 2018

We're ready". "The View" host Sunny Hostin attacked President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP warns crime, immigration will spike if Dems win Former NSA chief breaks with other ex-intel officials over Brennan letter Puerto Rico governor issues scathing statement after Trump touts response to hurricane MORE on Wednesday after he referred to his administration's cleanup efforts on the island of Puerto Rico a "success". (more...)
Trump Won't Seek to Enforce Hush Agreement With Stormy Daniels Trump Won't Seek to Enforce Hush Agreement With Stormy Daniels
- September 12, 2018

Hours earlier an attorney for the company set up to handle the deal offered to rescind Daniels' nondisclosure agreement . Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, argues the nondisclosure agreement is void due to the campaign finance violations and the fact that Trump himself never signed it. (more...)
Syrian government used chemical weapons in Idlib Syrian government used chemical weapons in Idlib
- September 12, 2018

Russia , Iran and Turkey held a summit in Tehran last week to discuss the Assad regime's reported plan to use military force to restore Damascus' control over Idlib , where three million people live. Turkey has backed an array of Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels during the war that spiraled out of an uprising against President Bashar Assad in 2011 . (more...)
Trump to issue order allowing sanctions on foreigners meddling in U.S
- September 12, 2018

The sanctions would automatically be triggered against a foreign government if they are found to have interfered or influenced elections. The White House looks set to toughen up against foreign meddling in US elections. He said the U.S.is also anxious about the cyber activities of China, North Korea and Iran. The executive order in this regard is likely to be signed by Trump as early as Wednesday. (more...)
European Parliament votes to punish Hungary for erosion of democracy
- September 12, 2018

After a highly critical committee report , the parliament is to vote on invoking an article of the EU treaty that could deprive Hungary of its voting rights in the EU Council. "The Hungarian people deserve better". "This is a historic result for Hungarian citizens and for European citizens everywhere, that the European Parliament has voted by a large majority to stand up for the values we all hold dear", Ms Sargentini said . (more...)
Sunny Hostin Accuses Trump Admin of Letting Puerto Ricans Die
- September 12, 2018

This comes after recent reports found that almost 3,000 Puerto Ricans died as a result of last year's storm. In a further statement, Wednesday, Trump said his administration did an " unappreciated great job " in supporting Puerto Rico despite the inaccessibility of the island, poor electricity and an " incompetent mayor ". (more...)
United Nations chief: Syria's Idlib must not be transformed into a bloodbath
- September 12, 2018

She also said that "Russia has the power to stop the catastrophe looming in Idlib". The US ambassador, Nikki Haley, said Syrian forces, backed by Russian Federation and Iran, had already launched 100 airstrikes on Idlib this month and that their sole aim was "a bloody military conquest of Idlib". (more...)
SWEDEN: Election: Main blocs neck and neck as nationalists gain SWEDEN: Election: Main blocs neck and neck as nationalists gain
- September 12, 2018

In one of Europe's most liberal nations, it was the latest in a series of spectacular gains for far-right parties across the continent. The Sweden Democrats , a party with white supremacist roots, won 17.6 percent, about 5 percentage points more than four years ago. (more...)
Typhoon Mangkhut may intensify, poses potential threat to Taiwan: CWB | Society Typhoon Mangkhut may intensify, poses potential threat to Taiwan: CWB | Society
- September 12, 2018

NASA and the National Weather Service said that the eye of the storm is very clear and has grown to 48 kilometers in diameter and is packing maximum sustained winds of 249 kilometers per hour. The typhoon might also strengthen the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat , which would bring light to moderate rain to the Zamboanga Peninsula, Western Visayas, and Palawan starting Thursday, September 13. (more...)
Putin Says Russia Identified Suspects In Novichok Poisoning Putin Says Russia Identified Suspects In Novichok Poisoning
- September 12, 2018

Police and prosecutors last week said Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov had been identified as members of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service. Both were poisoned with the military-grade nerve agent - developed by the former Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s - in March but survived after spending weeks in hospital. (more...)
Trump boasts of response to deadly Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
- September 12, 2018

The Trump administration was roundly criticized for its performance during last year's record year of disasters which saw Hurricane Harvey flood Texas and left thousands dead and in the dark in Puerto Rico. But the electricity supply was operating normally before Irma. Florence is forecast to hit the Carolinas later this week. "This is not going to be a storm we recover from in days", Byard said at FEMA's headquarters in Washington. (more...)
Canada trade deal 'imminently possible,' Freeland says Canada trade deal 'imminently possible,' Freeland says
- September 12, 2018

Eric Adams, a law professor at the University of Alberta, said part of the reason invoking the clause in the province could happen again is because Alberta's ties to the clause go back to the beginning. On Monday, a judge ruled the law infringed on the freedom of expression of city council candidates and voters. He also called the clause a "fatal flaw" of the Constitution. (more...)
British couple's horror after they 'find spy camera in Airbnb flat' British couple's horror after they 'find spy camera in Airbnb flat'
- September 12, 2018

By coincidence, he had recently watched a video on Facebook about "spy cameras", which led him to question whether this clock was one. Hamilton alerted both Airbnb and the police in Canada, who are now investigating the incident. "We received a call last Thursday regarding what appeared to be a video camera in a clock in an apartment". Ken Lee, an officer assigned to the case, said the force's investigation remains ongoing. (more...)
Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion
- September 12, 2018

The incident, the fourth attack to hit the region on Tuesday, took place around 1 pm, when an insurgent detonated a bomb he was carrying in his vest in the Momand Darah district, said Attaullah Khogyanai, spokesperson for Nangarhar governor. (more...)
Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Unexpectedly Being Released Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Unexpectedly Being Released
- September 12, 2018

Wanda Barzee , the woman convicted for her role in Smart's kidnapping more than 16 years ago, will be released from a Utah prison next week after a surprise reversal by the state's parole board. She was released from federal prison in Texas in 2016 and returned to Utah to serve her state sentence. Barzee has also served time for plotting to kidnap Elizabeth Smart's cousin in July of 2002, according to the Tribune. (more...)
Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from US jail Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from US jail
- September 12, 2018

Prosecutors said they initially came to that conclusion because of a series of text messages and other communications, but Butina's attorney has fiercely opposed the accusation, calling it a joke between longtime friends. "Sex", she responded, adding: "Thank you so much". He has said his client was merely a student who wanted to see a better relationship between the USA and Russian Federation and sought to network with influential people in American politics. (more...)
Pope Francis to meet US church leaders on abuse claims Pope Francis to meet US church leaders on abuse claims
- September 11, 2018

The council also expressed their "full solidarity" with the Pope after Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released an 11-page dossier calling on Francis to resign and accusing him of being informed about McCarrick's behaviour. Church, following a damning Grand Jury report in the state of Pennsylvania that found that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. (more...)
Top Trump adviser says Ted Cruz could lose Texas Senate race Top Trump adviser says Ted Cruz could lose Texas Senate race
- September 11, 2018

He was talking to the candidates we had in the room about the importance of being likable. Cruz, who's held the Senate seat since 2013, is facing U.S. Mulvaney and Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman, expressed their concerns that a groundswell of "hate" towards President Donald Trump is undermining Republican candidates in their midterm election campaigns. (more...)
Sasse, critic of GOP, says he's 'independent conservative' Sasse, critic of GOP, says he's 'independent conservative'
- September 11, 2018

Sasse also complained last week that legitimate feminist concerns about President Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh amounted to "hysteria," and said that it was risky for political commentators to refer to Supreme Court justices as though they are "wearing red and blue jerseys". (more...)
Russia ‘is main suspect’ in US probe of mystery Cuba embassy illnesses Russia ‘is main suspect’ in US probe of mystery Cuba embassy illnesses
- September 11, 2018

Five unnamed sources with information about the still-ongoing investigation told NBC News that while Russian Federation is the most likely candidate, there is not enough evidence yet for the U.S.to formally accuse the nation. This year, an American employee at the US consulate in Guangzhou, China had a similar experience. The US withdrew more than half of its Havana diplomats past year and expelled 15 Cubans after 24 embassy staff and family reported a freaky list of symptoms, ... (more...)
White House slams talk of 25th Amendment to remove President Trump
- September 11, 2018

But in all his years covering politics, he's never encountered a president like President Trump . The book is number 8 on Amazon's Top 20 most sold and most read books of the week and Fear is already the sixth biggest seller of 2018 on Amazon, CNN reported . (more...)
Bank of England’s Mark Carney extends term to early 2020 Bank of England’s Mark Carney extends term to early 2020
- September 11, 2018

Mr Carney said he was "willing to do whatever I can in order to promote both a successful Brexit and an effective transition at the Bank of England". Mr Carney has been attacked by leading Brexiteers for his forecasts and interventions on Brexit. (more...)
Kidnap Victim Abby Hernandez Recounts 9 Months in ‘Chamber of Horrors’ Kidnap Victim Abby Hernandez Recounts 9 Months in ‘Chamber of Horrors’
- September 11, 2018

He was afraid officers would find her so he drove her back to where he had first abducted her and let her go. "If you let me go, I won't tell anybody about this, '" she said. Kibby was jailed in 2016 for 45 to 90 years. "He told me, 'Call me 'master, '" she told ABC's "20/20". The young woman also explained how he started using the dog collar on her. (more...)

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