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Russian hackers allegedly interfere with the Catalan referendum

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This is why we... are making a call. "We can go back and print ballot papers as many times as needed, we have the electoral roll, ballot boxes and there will be polling stations", Raul Romeva, in charge of foreign relations for the Catalan government, told AFP this week. Read More »

President Trump pledges strong aid to Puerto Rico, but doubts persist

An assessment by the DHS showed there was "sufficient capacity" of US -flagged vessels to move commodities to Puerto Rico, spokesman Gregory Moore said in a statement to Reuters and NBC News. "This includes ensuring any and all maritime assets can access the island to deliver aid, regardless of their Jones Act status". Pelaez has several cousins and an aunt in Puerto Rico. Read More »

Trump accuses Facebook of being 'anti

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It is also suspected that these Russian actors had an impact on the results of the elections, and if not, then they had vast influence. The top Republican on the House Science Committee is investigating whether Russian Federation has purchased advertisements on Facebook and other platforms to influence the USA energy market. Read More »

Construction On Border Wall Prototypes To Be Built Within A Month

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The companies chosen to build concrete prototypes are: Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. of Tempe, Ariz.; Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Ala.; Texas Sterling Construction Co. "We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls". "If you're in favor of the wall, you're entitled to speak in favor of it but peacefully, and that's what we're asking for". Read More »

Japan's Abe moves away from balanced budget goal

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The Japanese media are speculating that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may call a snap election, possibly as early as October 22. Abe said at a news conference September 25 that he would dissolve the Lower House as soon as it convened on September 28. Read More »

McDonnell vows to bring "wasteful" PFI deals back into public hands

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As early as 2002 this Conference regretted the use of PFI. "We've always been engaged with the small- to medium-sized businesses, but I think big business is starting to recognise us", said Ajay Nehra, vice-president of Labour Business, an affiliated Labour Party group focused on developing business policy. Read More »

Russian general killed in Syria

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Syrian troops also crossed to the eastern side of the river on Monday where the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting with the USA -led coalition, has been advancing. Russian Federation has denied the allegations, while USA commanders said they could not verify the source of the attack on the SDF. According to Russian media, at the beginning of the month, two Russian "contract soldiers" were killed by ISIS in Deir al-Zor. Read More »

Mexico quake death toll rises to 319

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They swept through most of the collapsed school with canines and found no signs of life, though the team told ABC News they were only able to access about 75 percent of the rubble . Rescue workers wore face masks to shield themselves from the odor. In the capital, in search of survivors carried out tirelessly for the last four days have had to be interrupted at the time of the alert, which has been pushed out of their homes of many inhabitants. Read More »

Trump revised travel ban angers Venezuela

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We will not admit those into our country we can not safely vet", President Donald Trump tweeted following the release of the new restrictions. The presidential proclamation that Trump signed on Sunday largely bans travel to the United States by nationals of seven countries - including five that were covered under the earlier travel ban that was the subject of the Supreme Court case. Read More »

Man arrested after allegedly shooting woman and two officers

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Multiple Police Departments as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ATF were on scene, along with an armored vehicle. Three hostage negotiators tried to get Monroe to surrender. Detectives working at the scene declined to comment, referring inquiries to the Sheriff's Information Bureau. There is an elementary school next to the house, but there were no children there. Read More »

Confidence 'High' That Hurricane Maria Won't Affect South Carolina

Maria is expected to maintain its status as a hurricane through at least Thursday, when it is predicted that the storm will carry sustained winds of 74 miles per hour. Hurricane Maria weakened slightly as it continued on its northward path towards the East Coast of the United States. WATE 6 Storm Team Meteorologist Shea Sorenson said the storm is not a threat to East Florida, which is still recovering from Hurricane Irma. Read More »

Multiple People Have Been Shot At A Tennessee Church Outside Of Nashville

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Nashville police say a gunman has been captured after opening fire at church, killing 1 and wounding 7. "The majority are older adults", Nashville Fire Department wrote on Twitter. This is a developing story and will be updated . The suspect shot himself before being taken into custody. Metro Nashville Police Department said one woman was shot dead in the parking lot, and six other " innocents " were shot. Read More »

Trump pressures senators to back Republican healthcare bill

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Still, the Kentucky senator is confident that the White House and his colleagues must work with him to have a chance at passage and fulfill a party promise that has long gone unfulfilled. The Maine senator said she was anxious the legislation did not do enough to protect patients with pre-existing conditions . He also says he can't back it without knowing the proposal's impact on insurance coverage and premiums. Read More »

Carl Leubsdorf - The last gasp of GOP health care

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He said he believes Republicans and Democrats can do better working together. "Rand Paul , or whoever votes against [health care] Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as 'the Republican who saved Obamacare, '" Trump tweeted out. Read More »

Slipping Toward War with North Korea

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The word appeared twice in a statement by the North Korean despot, who was lashing out against the speech that Trump made at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" the hermit nation. PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN: (Through interpreter) We do not desire collapse of North Korea . Hours later, Mr Kim branded him as "deranged" and warned that he will "pay dearly" for his threat to " totally destroy " the North if it attacks USA interests. Read More »

NTR Threatening Jai Lava Kusa Collections

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All these movies are super hits at the box office too, and people would love to catch them again on small screen. Actor Jr NTR's Jai Lava Kusa opened to packed theatres on Friday and to much critical acclaim. and India. NTR also becomes the first Telugu Hero to have a hattrick of 1.5 Million Dollar films when Jai Lava Kusa gets there probably by the end of this weekend. Read More »

Uber's license to operate in London won't be renewed

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Count U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross among the critics of the decision to not renew Uber's license to operate in London . In one of the fastest growing petitions with a record number of people signing Uber's petition against Transport for London's decision to strip the firm of their licence, Uber has received more than half a million signatures in just over 24 hours. Read More »

Tour Championship: Justin Thomas eagles 18 to share Round 2 lead

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US PGA champion Justin Thomas moved into pole position to win the FedEx Cup title and $10million bonus after claiming a share of the halfway lead in the Tour Championship . Top-seeded Justin Spieth followed his first-round 67 with a 70 and is tied for 16th. Dustin Johnson, the No 3 seed, is not out of the picture after his bogey-free round. Read More »

Iraqi Kurds Press Ahead With Independence Vote

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This week, the military launched previously unannounced military exercises near the border with Iraq in an apparent warning to Iraq's Kurds. However, Kurdish officials say they will use it to pressure the Iraqi government in Baghdad to come to the negotiating table and formalize their independence bid. Read More »

Iran defies U.S., tests new missile

The report said the missile was launched late Friday, without providing further details. Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade on Friday, state media reported on Saturday. Read More »

Catalan govt admits referendum blow but vows to press on

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According to the press, the extra officers are to back the Catalan regional police, who are under orders to prevent the staging of the referendum. The Catalan government earlier this week accused the Spanish authorities of effectively taking over its administration after state police raided its offices and arrested officials, and the finance ministry took control of the local finance department. Read More »

Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

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President Donald Trump on Thursday announced plans for new sanctions against North Korea as he struggles to find ways to confront the country's nuclear buildup. "President Trump just talked about the executive order, through which the United States is going to be implementing sanctions against the DPRK", Moon said. Read More »

India describes Pak as "Terroristan" at UN General Assembly

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It reflected the sentiments and aspirations of the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir facing tryanny, pressure and brutalities of illegal and unjust occupation by India. "We don't foresee any political or military role for India in Afghanistan ". Abbasi also confirmed that he had an informal meeting with US President Donald Trump . Read More »

Kylie Jenner Is Pregnant With Her First Child

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They even claim that sources have told them that Travis has been announcing it's a baby girl. According to sources, the youngest Kardashian member, 20-year-old Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her first child. Jenner hasn't been seen out in public recently, and many have noticed she's only posted selectively cropped selfies or older photos to social media in the past few weeks. Read More »

Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants, Not Refugees: Rajnath Singh

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Pointing out that there are now about 800,000 Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, Mr. Alam said, "For Bangladesh, it is obviously a security threat". The Rohingyas were illegal immigrants and not refugees who had applied for asylum in India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today (21 September). Read More »

'Russia hoax continues': Trump attacks investigation into Facebook ads

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Facebook will be beefing up its review process for ads in hopes of preventing foreign organizations from buying political ads during future elections. "That's not what we stand for", he said. "The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook", Trump wrote . As our biannual transparency reports make clear, we carefully scrutinise all government data requests, from here and overseas, and we push back where they do not adhere to those legal limitations. Read More »

Oil rallies on storms, increased demand and potential OPEC cuts

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But, because OPEC members Libya and Nigeria were exempted from cutting and non-compliance by others, oil markets remain amply supplied, triggering calls for stricter or extended cuts. The GIQ Survey respondents by an overwhelming 71% polled that OPEC should continue its supply cut agreement when it expires at the end of the first quarter of 2018, but that said, 29% of respondents were of the view that the oil exporters should abandon their output cuts and stop handing over market share to U.S. Read More »

North Korea shrugs off Trump as 'barking dog'

UNICEF's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific Karin Hulshof said in a statement before the decision the problems North Korean children face "are all too real". North Korea, which has conducted more than 80 missile tests under third-generation leader Kim, says it needs its weapons to protect itself from US aggression. Read More »

Trump's Approval Rating Ticks Upward at 43 Percent

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After seven months of declining approval ratings, President Donald Trump has turned it around, ticking slightly upward over the past month in two new polls . Trump's disapproval rating was 52 percent in this poll . Sixty-six percent said Trump has accomplished either "only some" or "very little" in office. Read More »

United States may not be capable of shooting down N. Korean missile

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Pyongyang will celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea on October 10, and experts in South Korea, the United States and Japan expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold another military demonstration to raise morale among the population and show off the country's military capabilities. Read More »

United Nations stunted by 'bureaucracy and mismanagement'

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One of his first moves in office was to withdraw from a 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal. The president repeated a taunt he threw at North Korea president Kim Jong Un over the weekend, calling him " rocket man ". Trump said the "entire world" was threatened by the regime. North Korea's nuclear threat is likely to loom large on the agenda. Trump also slammed Venezuela and Iran, again hinting that the USA could withdraw from the multi-national Iran nuclear deal . Read More »

France's Macron says Iran nuke deal not enough, defends it nonetheless

Pressed on what that decision might be he said, "I will let you know". "The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy", Trump told the UN General Assembly . Iranian President Hassan Rouhani retaliated during his address at the general assembly on Wednesday by calling Trump a "rogue newcomer to the world of politics", without naming him. Read More »

10 million voting slips for Catalonia independence bid seized

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A leading editor has said the Spanish and Catalan governments are headed for a major clash as the ongoing row of independence grows. Most of the arrests were senior Catalan officials, including the top economy ministry official, Josep Maria Jove , and his counterpart in the treasury, Josep Maria Salvado. Read More »

Robert Mueller 'seeks records relating to Donald Trump's actions in office'

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There appears to be no indication Mr Mueller is trying to investigate Mr Trump's private finances or business dealings, areas the president has previously said should be off limits. Mueller has also asked for records about meetings Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates held with White House Counsel Don McGahn in late January to alert him to Department of Justice concerns about Flynn and all documents related to Flynn's subsequent firing by the White House. Read More »

Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

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Indonesia was represented by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in signing the treaty, which for the first time in the world is legally binding on bans ranging from making to storing nuclear weapons . "We commit ourselves to continuing to work for a world free of the threat of nuclear weapons". It received the support of 122 nations when it was adopted by vote in July. Read More »

Predicted line-up to face Bolton Wanderers in EFL Cup clash

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Title contenders Tottenham travel to the London Stadium on Saturday [23 September], where their bid for the Premier League fell apart last season. "But I spoke to him and he is a great lad and I said "we have priorities and at the moment the team needs you there" and he is doing the job, of course. Read More »

Sean Spicer replies to critics of his Emmys cameo: Lighten up

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Sean Spicer's behavior during his record-short time in the White House ranged from utterly pathetic to disrespectfully evasive to downright despicable , but all of his behavior could be defined as blindly loyal to his boss as well as profoundly unconcerned about the citizens most affected by his boss's actions. Read More »

Kenya's Supreme Court explains why it nullified presidential polls

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She also blamed officials at Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for announcing the results of the presidential race before votes from nearly a quarter of polling stations were in. "The [board] can not therefore be said to have verified the results", she noted. Mwilu said the IEBC refused a court order demanding it open its computer servers. Read More »

Trump suggests United States will have military parade on July 4

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Trump labeled the Iranian authorities a " reckless regime ", which " masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy ". It is impossible to find a resolution to the military conflict in Syria without Russian cooperation, French president Emmanuel Macron said in the interview. Read More »

Mattis hints at U.S. military options for North Korea

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday the U.N. Security Council had run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear program and that the United States might have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon. He also said diplomacy and sanctions are working in pressuring Pyongyang. U.S. President Donald Trump has hinted that any use of lethal force against North Korea would be overwhelming, using phrases like "fire and fury" that evoke images of nuclear war. Read More »

National Cheeseburger Day 2017: Free Burger Deals at McDonald's, Shake Shack, More

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Applebee's is selling all burgers for $7, and BurgerFi is cutting its cheeseburger price to $5 from $7. And nationally, Applebees burgers that normally run $9 to $12 are discounted to $6.99 at all locations, just for today. Customers also get a second free cheeseburger on their birthday. Pay $24.99 for a three-pound cheeseburger , a one-pound order of fires and endless drinks. Read More »

U.S. will 'totally destroy North Korea' if pushed, Trump says

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Trump frequently belittled the U.N.as a candidate and some within his White House believe the U.N acts as a global bureaucracy that infringes on the sovereignty of individual countries. "I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis", Trump said. He then went on to blast socialism in places like Venezuela and Cuba, saying that their problems stem from the fact that "socialism has been faithfully implemented". Read More »

German Right Takes Aim at Islam

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For many months, Angela Merkel's party has polled about 37%, which puts her well into the lead, although not enough to govern alone. This is following a strong performance in the much-anticipated TV debate with Martin Schulz on 3 September. Read More »

Russian helicopter accidentally fires rocket at onlookers

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Both reports included a video purportedly showing the incident, which they said happened at an exercise at a firing range near St. Petersburg during the war games, known as Zapad-2017. According to a report by Moscow Times , two people were hospitalised with serious injuries after the incident. This is actually not the first mistake the Russians have made during their military exercises. Read More »

Brexiteers begin to rally around 'isolated' Boris Johnson

The head of the statistics watchdog is standing by his criticism of Boris Johnson's Brexit article despite the Foreign Secretary's aides claiming he was "absolutely fine" with the piece. As well as saying the United Kingdom would "take back control" of about £350m a week after Brexit - and that much of this could be spent on the NHS - he said he opposed paying the European Union to secure temporary access to the single market during a transitional phase after the UK's departure. Read More »