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Trump wants investigation into anonymous New York Times opinion piece Trump wants investigation into anonymous New York Times opinion piece
- September 10, 2018

The author, claiming to be part of the "resistance" to Trump "working diligently from within" his administration, said: "Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Calling the letter "inconsistent with the White House I know,"Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett denied writing the op-ed himself and continued to doubt its legitimacy". (more...)
May's Brexit plans opposed by 80 rebels in her party - former minister May's Brexit plans opposed by 80 rebels in her party - former minister
- September 10, 2018

After a weekend dominated by coverage of Boris Johnson's views on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union , and his tangled personal life, the former junior Brexit minister Steve Baker used an interview to mark 200 days before departure to argue May must take a different approach. (more...)
Florence gains hurricane status as it tracks towards east coast Florence gains hurricane status as it tracks towards east coast
- September 10, 2018

Florence, which is located 810 miles west of Bermuda , is moving at 5-mph west. It remains too soon to determine the location and magnitude of impacts from Florence. By definition from the National Hurricane Center , historical data indicates the storm may stay within the cone 60-70% of the time. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday the storm was expected to become a "major hurricane" by Tuesday as it passes between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday. (more...)
Swedish election deadlock as far-right party makes gains Swedish election deadlock as far-right party makes gains
- September 10, 2018

The "Red Green" combination of the Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left won 40.6 per cent of the vote and (on preliminary figures) 144 seats. Returns reported by the Scandinavian country's election commission showed the Sweden Democrats placing third in the parliamentary election held Sunday. (more...)
Paris knife attacker injures seven Paris knife attacker injures seven
- September 10, 2018

Of the seven victims, four have been seriously wounded, after the man began his wild stabbing spree at 10:45pm with a knifing near a local cinema. "There were around 20 people chasing him". Four of the injured are known to be in serious conditions in hospital. The attack began outside the MK2 cinema but was driven away from the area by petanque players who defended themselves with their balls. (more...)
Obama urges to mobilise against 'politics of fear' Obama urges to mobilise against 'politics of fear'
- September 10, 2018

He encouraged people to stop waiting for a "savior" in politics and vote regardless. . Barack Obama has made a political appearance in California on behalf of Democratic congressional candidates he says have "decided to step up and bring out the best in our country". (more...)
U.S. announces military exercise in Syria after Russian Federation warns of possible attack U.S. announces military exercise in Syria after Russian Federation warns of possible attack
- September 10, 2018

Launching an attack with such weapons in a US-protected area would likely lead to an escalation in sporadic violence in the region, USA defence officials said. In turn, the USA used the deconfliction line to tell the Russians the ongoing United States military activity is an exercise. Information is not officially confirmed, reported CNN , citing several representatives of the Ministry of defense. (more...)
Iraqi authorities cancel planned curfew in Basra Iraqi authorities cancel planned curfew in Basra
- September 10, 2018

Protesters also blocked the highway from Basra to Baghdad and set fire to the main provincial government building where they had been demonstrating for a third night. In a Friday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi regretfully confirmed an attack reported earlier on the consulate, saying the attackers had set the building ablaze in their brutal raid, causing serious financial damage. (more...)
Myanmar official 'underestimated' economic impact of Rohingya crisis:The Asahi Shimbun Myanmar official 'underestimated' economic impact of Rohingya crisis:The Asahi Shimbun
- September 10, 2018

The Prosecutor must take the legally binding ruling of the Chamber into account as she continues with her preliminary examination concerning the crimes allegedly committed against the Rohingya people. The Chamber found that it has the power to entertain the Prosecutor's request under article 119 (1) of the ICC Rome Statute, a well-established principle of global law according to which any worldwide tribunal has the power to determine the extent of its own jurisdiction. (more...)
Far-right party with Neo-Nazi roots makes gains in Swedish elections Far-right party with Neo-Nazi roots makes gains in Swedish elections
- September 10, 2018

But the outcome, if the polls are proved correct, leaves the centre-right and centre-left blocs that have defined Swedish politics for decades neck-and neck, and well short of a parliamentary majority in the 349-seat Riksdag. Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson meanwhile said that after the election, Sweden would need "a strong cross-bloc cooperation to isolate the forces. pushing for Sweden to withdraw from worldwide cooperation". (more...)
Former US presidential advisor sentenced to 14 days in prison Former US presidential advisor sentenced to 14 days in prison
- September 10, 2018

In October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the timings of his meetings with a Kremlin-linked professor. Federal sentencing guidelines under Papadopoulos' plea deal called for a penalty between probation and six months in prison. Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan, who also lied to investigators, was previously sentenced to 30 days in jail. (more...)
Woodward's White House book a 'scam' Woodward's White House book a 'scam'
- September 10, 2018

Berstein said the the book and the op-ed together create a picture and that is "extraordinary". And Trump said he was expecting to receive a letter in the coming days from Kim, which would be delivered through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (more...)
China threatens United Kingdom trade talks on warship sail-by China threatens United Kingdom trade talks on warship sail-by
- September 10, 2018

It cited a source as saying the ship's latest pass demonstrates that the United Kingdom doesn't recognise excessive maritime claims around the islands. Last month, the UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson gave a speech in Washington in which he said China needed to recognise and abide by worldwide norms. (more...)
Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column
- September 10, 2018

In interviews Sunday, Pence and Conway denied a claim in the Times op-ed that alleged "there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment " against Trump. Both also said they had no idea who wrote the piece; Trump has said he can name up to five people who could have written it. "What I see is a tough leader, a demanding leader, someone who gets all the options on the table", Pence said on Fox News . (more...)
North Korea holds military parade without ballistic missiles North Korea holds military parade without ballistic missiles
- September 09, 2018

Kim was seen laughing and holding hands up with a Chinese special envoy as he oversaw the festivities. The North is attempting to ease tensions with the U.S., following the historic summit between Kim and U.S. "Unification is the only way Koreans can survive", read a Sunday editorial in communist-party newspaper Rodong Sinmun. The theme for the celebrations this year was unifying the Korean peninsula, divided since the 1950-53 Korean War. (more...)
Dallas officer who killed black man also shot a man in 2017 Dallas officer who killed black man also shot a man in 2017
- September 09, 2018

On Saturday, two days after Guyger killed Jean, friends and family gathered at the Dallas West Church of Christ to remember him. "This is the worst pain". Sara Mokuria, a co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, said this is an unacceptable way for Dallas to represent itself to the world. "She is a very religious woman and her view on this was amazingly graceful in a peaceful way, but she's hurting so deeply", he said. (more...)
Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra
- September 09, 2018

The rare assault by unidentified attackers on the Green Zone , which houses parliament, government offices and the U.S. embassy, caused no casualties or damage, Baghdad's security chief said . Iraqi protesters chant slogans outside the municipal buildings of Basra . Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, whose political bloc won the largest number of seats, on Thursday called for a special parliamentary session to address protesters' concerns. (more...)
Section 377: Centre's 'Neutral Stand' Not Appreciated By The Supreme Court Section 377: Centre's 'Neutral Stand' Not Appreciated By The Supreme Court
- September 09, 2018

Participants carried placards with messages like "Raise Boys and Girls the same way", "New Day for a New life with a new hope", "Protect Gay Teens" written on them. The petition has been filed on behalf of the 350 members of a pan-IIT LGBT group, Pravritti. Dona Marwein, another participant, said the Supreme Court has chosen humanity and equal rights and removed the outdated law. (more...)
Coalition Conducts Defeat-ISIS Exercise in Eastern Syria Coalition Conducts Defeat-ISIS Exercise in Eastern Syria
- September 09, 2018

USA -backed Syrian rebels surround a piece of artillery during training by a United States special forces member in Southeastern Syria near al Tanf. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the commander of USA forces in Syria , warning that Russian Federation planned to carry out "precision strikes" near Tanf against ISIL militants, a warning that prompted Funk to speed up plans to dispatch additional troops to the base. (more...)
Trump Demands NYT Turn Over Anonymous White House Critic Trump Demands NYT Turn Over Anonymous White House Critic
- September 09, 2018

Asked if he would take any action against the Times , Trump says "we're going to see, I'm looking at that right now". The people who work for Trump worry that Trump will give orders that threaten the security of the country or the world, Woodward said. (more...)

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