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Ivanka Trump spearheads $200M STEM effort Ivanka Trump spearheads $200M STEM effort
- September 26, 2017

Ivanka Trump will meet with business leaders in Detroit Tuesday to announce the private sector's pledge in helping her father to roll out additional funding for K-12 computer science funding. (The White House reports that only 60 percent of high schools even offer physics as a course.) As for computer science, less than half of US high schools offer coding courses. (more...)
European Reactions To Renegotiating The Iran Deal European Reactions To Renegotiating The Iran Deal
- September 26, 2017

Weapons embargo: A ban on trade of items that could contribute to Iran's ballistic missile programme would remain for up to eight years. The U.S. now imposes unilateral sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program. Petraeus advised that the USA should work with their allies in the Middle East in order to obtain peace, while Al Faisal warned that Iran's growing control over the region, especially in Syria, will come back to haunt the global community. (more...)
N. Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new USA travel ban N. Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new USA travel ban
- September 26, 2017

Indefinite restrictions apply to citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and North Korea. The U.S. president issued his first travel ban order one week after taking office on January 20, barring U.S. Critics allege that countries were added and removed from the list for purely political purposes. Administration officials said the new ban is based on a review of which countries are complying with U.S requests for information on which visitors pose potential terrorist threats. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Finally Spotted in Public Together Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Finally Spotted in Public Together
- September 26, 2017

During a visit with Gov. Gen. David Johnston, Harry called the city his "home away from home," and said it was "always a pleasure to visit". She opened up about dating the royal, which was incredibly significant considering how private the couple has kept their relationship. (more...)
Judge Nixes Indiana's Ban on Selective Abortion Judge Nixes Indiana's Ban on Selective Abortion
- September 26, 2017

A pair of controversial abortion restrictions, enacted by Vice President Mike Pence in 2016 while in governor, have been found by a federal judge to be incompatible with the U.S. "There is no medical basis for these restrictions". Judge Tanya Walton Pratt's latest decision permanently strikes down that language. Attorney General Curtis Hill said Monday in a statement that he's disappointed by Friday's ruling and plans to appeal to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. (more...)
Bomber targets North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, wounds at least 3 Bomber targets North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, wounds at least 3
- September 26, 2017

Adamsen did not know the exact figures of how many civilians were killed or wounded in the blast. "Around 11:02 am, a suicide auto bomber detonated himself, targeted a convoy of foreign forces near Afshar neighbourhood of Kabul city", Najib Danish, interior ministry spokesman, told AFP. (more...)
Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency
- September 26, 2017

We haven't heard nothing and what makes it even worse is that people are calling to find out, 'Hey, have you heard from your family?' and I know that quite a few of us have been trying to do that and we have not been successful so far. Guyana's President David Granger said that his country's vast, unused land could be "a gift" to a number of Caribbean islands affected by the hurricanes, according to Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. (more...)
Tehran defies US warnings with fresh missile programme Tehran defies US warnings with fresh missile programme
- September 26, 2017

On January 29, Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile from a site near Semnan, east of Tehran , shortly after Trump took office. The ballistic missile, launched today, was at first displayed during a military parade of Tehran . (more...)
What Does Angela Merkel's Win Mean For Defence? What Does Angela Merkel's Win Mean For Defence?
- September 26, 2017

After far-right party Alternative for Germany ( AfD ) won 13% of the votes in the general election and will return to the Bundestag for the first time in nearly 50 years, protests broke out across Germany . "I'm not interested in the populist AfD politicians who ran a terrible campaign based on racism and extreme nationalism". Once a government is in place, Ms Merkel will face huge global expectations - from shoring up the euro area together with France , to setting Europe's tone ... (more...)
Venezuela lashes out over travel ban Venezuela lashes out over travel ban
- September 26, 2017

The countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. At a news conference following his speech to delegates at the United Nations, the foreign minister said the Trump administration's move to add Venezuela to its expanded travel ban was a "new aggression " and meant to play to public opinion in the USA against the Maduro government. (more...)
John McDonnell: Education is a gift not a John McDonnell: Education is a gift not a "commodity to be sold"
- September 26, 2017

And at the annual conference in Brighton on Monday McDonnell said: "We have already pledged that there will be no new PFI deals signed by us". The contracts have been used for decades to fund public infrastructure project using private capital. (more...)
DHS Notifies 21 States of Russian Hacking for the First Time DHS Notifies 21 States of Russian Hacking for the First Time
- September 25, 2017

Instead, DHS authorities say they told those who had "ownership" of the systems - which in some cases were private vendors or local election offices. The Commission had been slated to discuss security improvements Tuesday, even before news of the attempted hack broke last week. (more...)
Successful launch of new ballistic missile with 2000km range claimed by Iran Successful launch of new ballistic missile with 2000km range claimed by Iran
- September 25, 2017

US President Trump responded to the news with a tweet on Saturday: "Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel". They also work with north Korea . Trump has until mid-October to decide whether to stick to the deal. The missile, which can carry multiple warheads, was displayed Friday as part of a military parade at an undisclosed location. (more...)
Beside the body of the exotic animal lover found his beloved Python Beside the body of the exotic animal lover found his beloved Python
- September 25, 2017

Investigators suspect that the snake killed her husband, and is the first such case in the United Kingdom, reports the Daily Mail . The dead body of an exotic animal enthusiast was found at his home in the United Kingdom, with one of his pet snakes reportedly slithering free from its pen nearby. (more...)
Mystery SOLVED: Archaeologists uncover who made the Great Pyramid of Giza Mystery SOLVED: Archaeologists uncover who made the Great Pyramid of Giza
- September 25, 2017

Archaeologists say they've solved one of the great mysteries which has remained unanswered for almost 5,000 years. However, archaeologists have disagreed over how the material was transported to Giza, now part of modern-day Cairo, for construction of Pharaoh Khufu's tomb in 2600 BC. (more...)
North Korea claims United States has declared war are absurd: White House North Korea claims United States has declared war are absurd: White House
- September 25, 2017

The response came after North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong-ho said Monday that North Korea had the right to shoot down US bombers in its airspace and Trump's statements before the U.N. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country", told reporters. The Trump administration also clarified Monday that it is not seeking to overthrow North Korea's government after the president tweeted that Kim Jong Un " won't be around much longer ". (more...)
Trump tweets stark new warning to North Korea Trump tweets stark new warning to North Korea
- September 25, 2017

Ri referred Monday to Trump's tweet Saturday that said: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer! ". DeTrani: I can't foresee North Korea attacking Seoul if we intercepted a missile posing an imminent threat to the USA or South Korea. He also suggested that they're prepared to shoot down U.S. (more...)
'Will & Grace' Cast Tease Upcoming Season at Tribeca TV Festival 'Will & Grace' Cast Tease Upcoming Season at Tribeca TV Festival
- September 25, 2017

You might remember me from the cast of the show. "The only thing that I asked for was that Grace be a feminist", she told an audience at the Tribeca TV Festival on Saturday night. Great has been the clamor by longtime fans and the supreme confidence that its home the NBC network has in the show that the "Will & Grace " revival has already been renewed for another season . (more...)
Cardi B Just Reached A Huge Career Milestone Cardi B Just Reached A Huge Career Milestone
- September 25, 2017

The Bronx-born rapper has scored her first Billboard No. 1 with debut single " Bodak Yellow ", making her the first female rapper in almost 20 years to hit the top with a solo billing. Weeks ago she became the first female rapper to score a Top 10 single in the U.S. since Nicki Minaj peaked at Number 2 with "Anaconda" in 2014 and now she's scored her first Number 1 single with " Bodak Yellow ". (more...)
David Davis slaps down Boris Johnson: Cabinet unity under strain David Davis slaps down Boris Johnson: Cabinet unity under strain
- September 25, 2017

However, Davis told Marr that the policy in May's speech had been coming for a long time. But in a bid to distance himself from the broken promises of the Leave party Johnson has said he isn't happy with the way Brexit is going, prompting this spectacular troll from Thornberry at the Labour Party conference. (more...)
Mexico Rattled by 6.1 Aftershock Mexico Rattled by 6.1 Aftershock
- September 25, 2017

That quake killed 300 dead and left multitudes homeless, while damaging thousands of buildings in Mexico City and neighboring states. BBC reporter Paul Blake sent this report from Mexico City where he's been finding out what volunteers, including 12-year-old Sofia, are doing to help those affected. (more...)
Man clings to windshield wiper on train Man clings to windshield wiper on train
- September 25, 2017

A motorist riding in a auto alongside the train spotted the man hanging onto the windshield wiper outside the back window of the train. When the train arrived at Glendalough station, which is the next stop on that line, he was photographed moving back inside the carriage. (more...)
Kurds brush off threats, cast vote in referendum Kurds brush off threats, cast vote in referendum
- September 25, 2017

Kurdish-led regions in Syria held elections for community leaders on Friday, the first in a three-phase vote that will culminate in the election of a parliament and the establishment of a federal system of government. These areas also have large non-Kurdish populations. "We will immediately announce other measures and steps taken this week". On June 7, the Kurdish regional President Masoud Barzani announced his intention to hold a referendum on the independence of the Kurdish region from ... (more...)
Man found with auto full of weapons near White House Man found with auto full of weapons near White House
- September 25, 2017

A search of the man's vehicle, which carried Tennessee license plates, turned up multiple weapons - including nine firearms. While he was being questioned, he admitted to having multiple weapons in his auto - a 2009 Silver Nissan with Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police license plates. (more...)
Copperhead snake bites woman inside Longhorn Steakhouse; I felt 'excruciating pain' Copperhead snake bites woman inside Longhorn Steakhouse; I felt 'excruciating pain'
- September 25, 2017

Myrick is expected to make a full recovery, though she will be on crutches for the next three months. "There was no question what it was", said her boyfriend Michael Clem. Myrick and we want to provide any assistance we can", Robinson wrote. "This was a highly unusual incident", a LongHorn spokesperson has said in a statement to media, adding that they're "taking steps to prevent it from happening again", although they wouldn't elaborate on "what those steps involved". (more...)