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Hungary to explore legal steps to challenge critical European Union ruling Hungary to explore legal steps to challenge critical European Union ruling
- September 15, 2018

Article 7 sanctions can only be brought upon a member of the European Union that violates the values of "human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities". (more...)
United States certifies Saudi, UAE actions safeguarding Yemen civilians despite mounting humanitarian crisis United States certifies Saudi, UAE actions safeguarding Yemen civilians despite mounting humanitarian crisis
- September 15, 2018

A statement from the U.N. Secretary-General's office condemned the strike where "scores of people were killed and injured, the majority of them children between 10 and 13 years old". Human rights groups and aid organizations were quick to condemn the certification. Defense Secretary James Mattis indicated his support for the certification in a similar statement released by the Pentagon. (more...)
Accused Russian Hit Men: We Were in Salisbury for Sightseeing, Not Poisoning Accused Russian Hit Men: We Were in Salisbury for Sightseeing, Not Poisoning
- September 15, 2018

May rallied support from allies for coordinated expulsions of more than 150 Russian diplomats, prompting tit-for-tat retaliation from Moscow. In a translation from Russian, the pair told RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan they worked in the fitness industry. (more...)
Turkey is working to reach cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib Turkey is working to reach cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib
- September 15, 2018

They later went to southern Syria, only to move again in a withdrawal deal when government forces defeated rebels there around two months ago. Some rebel groups seem to have been okay with the offer, but not the ultra-radical ones of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and like-minded groups. (more...)
Uncertainties mount as Iraq's PM says he won't seek 2nd term Uncertainties mount as Iraq's PM says he won't seek 2nd term
- September 15, 2018

I did not and will not request the post of prime minister in the second term", he said at a news conference in Baghdad on Thursday. "The negotiations are still ongoing", al-Ashaari said. In a televised speech, Mr al-Sadr called for the parliamentary session to be held no later than Sunday, and said the prime minister Haider al-Abadi and other officials should either attend the session or resign. (more...)
Webcams: Watch hurricane Florence make landfall
- September 15, 2018

TRINIS living in the United States were vigorously preparing themselves for Hurricane Florence which is forecast to make landfall along the eastern coast sometime today. Sixty-one shelters have opened in SC - 12 designated for evacuees with special medical needs - able to accommodate more than 31,000 additional people. (more...)
Super Typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines Super Typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines
- September 15, 2018

Winds were sustained at 200km/h with gusts to 270km/h (JTWC), remaining nearly unchanged from two days ago. With a massive rain cloud band 560 miles wide, combined with seasonal monsoon rains, the typhoon could bring heavy to intense rains that could set off landslides and flash floods. (more...)
Federal prosecutors weighing charges against former Obama WH counsel Federal prosecutors weighing charges against former Obama WH counsel
- September 15, 2018

Federal prosecutors in NY are considering criminal charges against Greg Craig, a former Obama White House counsel, as part of a investigation into whether he failed to register as a foreign agent, sources told CNN Friday. Craig was a partner in the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which may face charges as well, according to the report. The investigations into Craig and the law firm were transferred to federal prosecutors in NY by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert ... (more...)
Hurricane Florence latest: Powerful storm to hit Carolinas on USA coast Hurricane Florence latest: Powerful storm to hit Carolinas on USA coast
- September 15, 2018

Updated at 7:45 PM, (IST): Hurricane Florence has made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, which lies east of the city of Wilmington in North Carolina as a Category 1 Hurricane at 7:15 AM EDT packing winds of 150 kmph. Later Friday, a wind gust of 68 miles per hour was measured at a station in Wrightsville Beach, near Wilmington. "The only difference is, back then it was within 14 days", he said. (more...)
Catholic priests abused thousands in Germany Catholic priests abused thousands in Germany
- September 15, 2018

Ackermann said in the statement that the aim of the study was to "gain more clarity and transparency about this dark side of our church, for the sake of those affected, but also to see for ourselves the wrongdoings and to ensure this can not be repeated". (more...)
Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria
- September 15, 2018

Some well-known Republicans split with Trump on the issue. After tweeting praise of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and first responders working during Florence , Trump ranted over a government-commissioned study published last month that reported that almost 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of hurricane damage . (more...)
Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler & More Respond to Trump's Puerto Rico Tweet Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler & More Respond to Trump's Puerto Rico Tweet
- September 15, 2018

FEMA reports that more than 99 percent of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) and Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) have been restored and that 100 percent of wastewater treatment plants have also been restored. (more...)
Mother and baby among dead as Hurricane Florence lashes USA coast
- September 15, 2018

Gov. Roy Cooper said Friday that Florence is "wreaking havoc" and he's concerned "whole communities" could be wiped away. "When the conditions in the area intensified suddenly, we made the call to have our news staff evacuate the area and team up with our sister station WPDE in Myrtle Beach to continue covering the storm and providing our viewers with vital, potentially life-saving, information". (more...)
Google denies left-wing bias after leaked clip of co-founder discussing Trump Google denies left-wing bias after leaked clip of co-founder discussing Trump
- September 15, 2018

It was spearheaded by Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet at the time , was photographed wearing a "staff" badge at Hillary Clinton's election night party. (more...)
Feds holding record 12800 migrant children in detention centers Feds holding record 12800 migrant children in detention centers
- September 15, 2018

Arrest rates at the border have stayed roughly the same, the Times said. In May of 2017, 2,400 immigrant children were being held in detention. Rosa DeLauroRosa Luisa DeLauroCongress reaches deal to fund government through December 7, preventing shutdown Dems demand Sessions restore asylum for victims of violence Migrant children in detention soars to highest level ever: report MORE (D-Conn.) said. (more...)
Border official: Canadians entering United States risk lifetime ban for marijuana use Border official: Canadians entering United States risk lifetime ban for marijuana use
- September 15, 2018

If a traveler admits to past use of any drugs that are illegal in the US, such as marijuana, he or she will be found inadmissible. "Our officers are not going to be asking everyone whether they have used marijuana but if other questions lead there - or if there is a smell coming from the vehicle, they might ask", Owen told Politico . (more...)
Manafort makes deal with Mueller to avoid another trial Manafort makes deal with Mueller to avoid another trial
- September 15, 2018

Over a 40-year career, Manafort redefined and expanded Washington's influence industry domestically and internationally, parlaying successful campaigns into lobbying opportunities. He was convicted last month of eight financial crimes in a separate trial in Virginia . A superseding criminal information was filed against Manafort in Washington ahead of a scheduled court appearance later Friday morning. (more...)
3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church
- September 15, 2018

Its authors said the true extent of the abuse may be even greater, as some records were " destroyed or manipulated ". A Church spokesman said it was "dismayed and ashamed" by the findings . Only one in three (566 out of 1,670 accused) were subject to disciplinary hearings by the Church, and most got away with minimal punishment, said Die Zeit weekly, also citing the report. (more...)
President Trump: Kerry Meetings With Iran Officials Are Illegal President Trump: Kerry Meetings With Iran Officials Are Illegal
- September 15, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry , for meeting Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of trying to undermine the Trump administration's policy toward Tehran. "I think I've seen him three or four times", Kerry said in an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Salem Radio in NY on Wednesday September 12, the radio anchor's website reported . (more...)
Trump signs order to allow sanctions for U.S. election meddling Trump signs order to allow sanctions for U.S. election meddling
- September 14, 2018

Justice and Homeland Security would have 45 days to make a determination and notify the president to trigger the sanctions. Those sanctions could include blocking access to property and interests, restricting access to the USA financial system, prohibiting investment in companies found to be involved, and even prohibiting individuals from entering the United States. (more...)
North and South Korea set up liaison office to 'talk 24/7' North and South Korea set up liaison office to 'talk 24/7'
- September 14, 2018

South and North Korean officials attend an opening ceremony of a joint liaison office in Kaesong, North Korea , on September 14, 2018. They will deal with an equal number of North Korean officials stationed at the office to discuss various inter-Korean issues, exchange messages from their capitals and facilitate civilian exchange programs, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry. (more...)
Donald Trump's autumn visit to Ireland postponed Donald Trump's autumn visit to Ireland postponed
- September 14, 2018

It said USA officials had "cited scheduling reasons". President Trump's first visit to Ireland as president has been called off-according to the Irish, but not the White House. He had been due in Ireland the following day. Less than two weeks ago Donald Trump announced he would return to Ireland to renew the deep and historic ties between our two countries. (more...)
Donald Trump moved FEMA funds to ICE at start of hurricane season Donald Trump moved FEMA funds to ICE at start of hurricane season
- September 14, 2018

Money was also taken from other agencies, such as Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard, and given to ICE as part of a $201.88 million shift in money to pay for immigration detention facilities. Merkley's office blasted the comment. In a statement , FEMA Director of External Affairs Jessica Nalepa referred any questions about the reported investigation to the DHS inspector general's office, and said the disaster agency cooperated with all such investigations. (more...)
Series of explosions ignites more than 70 homes in MA Series of explosions ignites more than 70 homes in MA
- September 14, 2018

Authorities said nothing to indicate any foul play was suspected. The incident forced National Grid to cut power to all three communities, leaving an estimated 18,000 people in the dark. Early in the evening, Columbia Gas customers were urged to turn off the gas service to their homes. ( Mary Schwalm/AP ) Michael Smolak, of Smolak Farms in North Andover, delivers a bag of baked goods to the emergency shelter set up at North Andover High School on Friday. (more...)
Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort 'strikes plea deal' Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort 'strikes plea deal'
- September 14, 2018

Manafort is expected in federal court at 11 a.m., where details of the agreement will be revealed. It was unclear whether such an agreement would include his cooperation in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election meddling during Trump's 2016 campaign. (more...)

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