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Jeremy Corbyn wants to retain trade within the single market post Brexit Jeremy Corbyn wants to retain trade within the single market post Brexit
- September 12, 2017

Asked about Labour's plans following the implementation period, Mr Corbyn told BBC Radio 4's World at One that he wanted the United Kingdom to continue to "trade within the single market" and said it was "open for discussion" whether this should involve formal membership. (more...)
Richard Branson's Private Island Destroyed by Hurricane Irma: It's a 'Traumatic Time' Richard Branson's Private Island Destroyed by Hurricane Irma: It's a 'Traumatic Time'
- September 12, 2017

Branson thanked people for the "messages of support" and said he was certain the "amazing people" living in the islands "will bounce back stronger than ever". If your building is not very solid, do find somewhere safe! But he's not taking any chances and urges his fellow British Virgin Islanders to be prepared for a battering. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: FPL staged to restore power; some already without power Hurricane Irma: FPL staged to restore power; some already without power
- September 12, 2017

More than 800,000 were without power in Miami-Dade County. Flooding was reported along Interstate 4, which cuts across Florida's midsection. Full restoration of service could take weeks, they added. "Shingles are coming off". Then, she didn't evacuate Key West because she's a nervous wreck driving alone, and her husband - "a hard-headed conch" - wouldn't leave. (more...)
Airlines cancel Monday flights out of Tallahassee International Airport Airlines cancel Monday flights out of Tallahassee International Airport
- September 12, 2017

Although many Southeast airports remain open, a number of flights have been cancelled or delayed as the result of airport closures throughout the region. About 552 arriving flights are canceled. "At issue is Irma's anticipated general north-south wind direction relative to Atlanta's east-west runway configuration", the airline said in a statement . (more...)
Brazilian billionaire Batista surrenders to police in corruption scandal Brazilian billionaire Batista surrenders to police in corruption scandal
- September 12, 2017

SAO PAULO (AP) - The former chairman of the world's largest meatpacker, whose testimony implicated Brazil's president in corruption, turned himself in to police Sunday after the country's Supreme Court ordered his arrest. information that they were obliged to provide" as part of their agreement. Both men didn't lie or omit information from their plea-bargain and they're willing to co-operate with prosecutors, according to a statement issued by J&F. (more...)
Brits fear: North Korea Brits fear: North Korea "secretly helped by Iran to gain nuclear weapons"
- September 12, 2017

Merkel stressed in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper published on August 10 that a diplomatic solution is the only viable way to resolve the crisis . In a separate report , The Guardian noted that Merkel's intervention reflects growing alarm in Europe that US President Donald Trump is worsening one nuclear crisis by repeated threats to use military force against North Korea, and seeking to trigger a second one by torpedoing the Iran deal to which ... (more...)
Hurricane Irma leaves nearly 6 million without power in Florida Hurricane Irma leaves nearly 6 million without power in Florida
- September 12, 2017

Irma was about 105 miles (170 kilometres) northwest of Tampa, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kilometres per hour). As of 5:53 a.m. "Luckily I was able to get 30 cases of water from our distributor early in the week", he said. The storm was still hurling 70 miles per hour winds Monday morning and pummeling cities in northeast Florida that had not expected to feel its full wrath. (more...)
South Korean Foreign Minister Says North Korea On 'Reckless Path' South Korean Foreign Minister Says North Korea On 'Reckless Path'
- September 12, 2017

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said at the weekend that North Korea's "reckless behaviour", pursuing nuclear and missile programmes, was a global threat and required a global response. Security Council diplomats, who weren't authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the US and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. (more...)
Trump signs aid and debt bill over some GOP objections Trump signs aid and debt bill over some GOP objections
- September 12, 2017

The aid measure is just the first installment in government spending that could rival or exceed the $110 billion federal response after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, though future aid packages may be more hard to pass. "There was some hissing and I don't know if there was some booing, but there were some groans", Republican Representative Mark Walker said. "This is something that just comes up over and over again and we've never done anything to fix it", he said, adding lawmakers should have ... (more...)
Kate Middleton had to 'PERSUADE' Prince William for 3rd Royal baby Kate Middleton had to 'PERSUADE' Prince William for 3rd Royal baby
- September 12, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child , Kensington Palace announced on Monday. Even close aides were reportedly taken by surprise, having believed the couple would stop at two children because they already had a boy and a girl - or an heir and a spare. (more...)
USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill
- September 12, 2017

Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care bill. Sanders has said that he plans to introduce his Medicare for All bill next week. The Massachusetts Democrat announced her intention to co-sponsor the forthcoming legislation in an e-mail message to supporters Thursday morning. (more...)
California Sues Over Plan to End Dreamer Program California Sues Over Plan to End Dreamer Program
- September 12, 2017

Frosh, a Democrat, joined the attorneys general of California, Minnesota and ME to challenge the decision by President Donald J. Trump in federal court in California. Becerra said California's lawsuit is similar to the other challenges, but it will argue Trump's decision violates due process protections by "putting at risk DACA recipients' personal information". (more...)
Court orders INEC to resume Senator Melaye's recall Court orders INEC to resume Senator Melaye's recall
- September 12, 2017

The judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba , however, has said INEC "shall proceed with the recall process ". Meanwhile, the court faulted INEC's position that the 90 days period the constitution provided for the conclusion of Melaye's recall will elapse on September 18. (more...)
Turkey arrests two more Germans as tensions rise Turkey arrests two more Germans as tensions rise
- September 11, 2017

Martin Schaefer, a German foreign ministry spokesman, have announced on Monday that a German couple of Turkish origin has been detained at an ─░stanbul airport, Deutsche Welle reported. "It is, as a result, strongly advised not to make public political statements against the Turkish government or express sympathy with labelled terrorist organizations", the statement read. (more...)
Main breaks force Cocoa Utility customers to boil drinking water Main breaks force Cocoa Utility customers to boil drinking water
- September 11, 2017

It led several cities in Broward County to advise their residents to boil their water before drinking it or using it for cooking. Only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. (more...)
Hickey quits International Olympic Committee executive board Hickey quits International Olympic Committee executive board
- September 11, 2017

The Irishman was arrested during last year's Rio Olympics in a ticket touting investigation, but denies any wrongdoing. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach predicted "an interesting and successful" week today as he kicked off high-level meetings which will see Paris and Los Angeles handed the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. (more...)
European Union must avoid rupture with Turkey, France's Macron says European Union must avoid rupture with Turkey, France's Macron says
- September 11, 2017

France's Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president's office said. The eminent specialist in European politics across the Atlantic who, as part of his editorial, announces the color: " Emmanuel Macron will be yet another failed French president " (" Emmanuel Macron will be yet another French president to fail "). (more...)
More Bogus 'Voter Fraud' Statistics From Trump's Election Commission More Bogus 'Voter Fraud' Statistics From Trump's Election Commission
- September 11, 2017

Since its formation, the commission has been accused of skirting open-government laws; it has publicly released personal details such as street and email addresses of citizens who contacted it, nearly always to complain; and generated a fierce backlash when it asked state election officials to turn over data on every voter in the United States. (more...)
John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio
- September 12, 2017

Laying out a government policy that's just "you'll be so happy" is like naming a restaurant 'You're Going to Be So Full.' OK, that's the goal, but how? But how? What am I filling myself with? Trump pledged to deport the 800,000 children of illegal immigrants from America and then expedite the process of letting them return as legal citizens, but when Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press" asked how that baffling plan would work, Trump dodged the issue by offering a rosy forecast of the ... (more...)
Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea
- September 12, 2017

DPRK and Republic of Korea (ROK: South Korea) diplomats were already on Russky Island, near Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East, by Sept. 6, 2017, to attend the Eastern Economic Forum (Sept. South Korea's military also conducted a live-fire drill, firing a surface-to-surface ballistic missile and air-to-ground rocket into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan, with North Korea's nuclear test site the virtual target. (more...)