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Senate expected to pass spending bill to avert government shutdown in September Senate expected to pass spending bill to avert government shutdown in September
- September 21, 2019

Following the voting, the lawmakers have time until Thanksgiving break to debate upon and authorize the spending bill of $1.4 trillion of federal agencies. But Democrats also want to maintain some leverage over Trump by holding back the Pentagon measure he cares most in order to help force compromises on the domestic bills important to their party. (more...)
Egyptians protest against President Fattah al-Sisi Egyptians protest against President Fattah al-Sisi
- September 21, 2019

What's happening in Egypt?"Sisi out" and "The people want to overthrow the regime" topped Egyptian Twitter's trending list late on Friday.Hundreds of anti-regime protesters were in and around Tahrir Square despite efforts to disperse them. (more...)
Joe Kennedy III Is Officially Challenging Ed Markey’s Senate Seat Joe Kennedy III Is Officially Challenging Ed Markey’s Senate Seat
- September 21, 2019

He'll then kick off a tour of Massachussetts to lay out his policy proposals. "From lowering drug prices for our seniors, to expanding opioid treatment and recovery services, to creating green jobs for our workers, Ed Markey is ready to continue the fight for MA", said Markey's senior campaign adviser, John Walsh, in a statement. (more...)
Brexit: Boris Johnson accused by former British PM John Major Brexit: Boris Johnson accused by former British PM John Major
- September 21, 2019

Mr Barclay and Mr Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the backstop provisions in the Brexit deal struck a year ago but rejected by British MPs. Finland now holds the rotating presidency of the 28-nation bloc. Finland now holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the EU's other 25 Member States will have to agree to this new deadline, the original agreed as the 17th of October, the date of the European Summit. (more...)
Worldwide global protests ahead of Climate Action Summit in NYC Worldwide global protests ahead of Climate Action Summit in NYC
- September 21, 2019

Urgent climate action is needed if we are to win that race, and we must". World Peace Day, or the International Day of Peace, is observed every year on September 21. The Summit will focus on the heart of the problem - the sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience could make the biggest difference - as well as provide leaders and partners the opportunity to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition. (more...)
Zarif: Attack on Iran would mean 'all-out war' Zarif: Attack on Iran would mean 'all-out war'
- September 21, 2019

Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, warned any attack on his country would be met by force. The US has accused Iran of involvement in the attack , alleging that a number of cruise missiles have been fired from Iran at the Saudi targets. (more...)
Plumber praised for fixing boiler of pensioner, 91, with leukaemia for free Plumber praised for fixing boiler of pensioner, 91, with leukaemia for free
- September 21, 2019

He is."I don't want any person who is elderly and disabled in this country, in this day and age, to die or suffer because of a cold home or a lack of funding to fix the boiler", he said. Mr Anderson told the BBC he wanted to help people in need maintain their independence, and prevent them from falling into debt. "A lot of elderly and disabled people don't like asking for assistance and if they can't afford something like fixing the boiler, they might not do it and get into trouble". (more...)
Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sales Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sales
- September 21, 2019

Last March, the German government loosened its stance to allow deliveries by German firms involved in joint military export projects with France and Britain. The civil war in Yemen has caused one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters. "Thousands of people have been killed in this war and it is staggering that the trade secretary thinks an apology will get her off the hook". (more...)
Three executives acquitted of negligence over Fukushima nuclear disaster Three executives acquitted of negligence over Fukushima nuclear disaster
- September 21, 2019

Ahead of the ruling, a lawyer representing almost 6,000 Fukushima residents who filed a criminal complaint, Hiroyuki Kawai, said the trial marking "only the beginning of a major battle". He said he sincerely hopes that justice will be served at the appeal court. "The ruling sounded as if it was written by supporters of nuclear energy". (more...)
Chinmayanand arrested only after survivor threatened self immolation: Priyanka Gandhi Chinmayanand arrested only after survivor threatened self immolation: Priyanka Gandhi
- September 21, 2019

However, the former ruling party MP was never taken into custody. The woman had given a pen drive containing over 40 videos to the SIT to support her allegations. The court also ordered security for the victim and her family. When the statement of the girl was recorded, she gave some video clippings. All the video clippings of the girl, and the videos related to extortion were sent for forensic examination. (more...)
Trump names hostage envoy to replace Bolton Trump names hostage envoy to replace Bolton
- September 21, 2019

Bolton, by contrast, was a highly controversial figure in Washington. The slights at the president come just over a week after Trump announced on Twitter he was parting with Bolton over several disagreements over how to handle national security and foreign policy issues. (more...)
UK Supreme Court to issue parliament ruling 'early next week' UK Supreme Court to issue parliament ruling 'early next week'
- September 21, 2019

Britain finally put some documents on the table Thursday to break an impasse in its Brexit talks with the European Union, but the bloc is anxious that London is banking too much on a meeting of the 28 national leaders next month to get a deal across the line. (more...)
Trumps host Australian prime minister for rare state dinner in Rose Garden Trumps host Australian prime minister for rare state dinner in Rose Garden
- September 21, 2019

Trump held his first state visit for French President Emmanuel Macron past year. The White House says the Trumps gave the Morrisons a custom-made leather photo album hand-inscribed with 23-karat gold and a Tiffany & Co. "I'm looking forward to celebrating tonight", said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. Trump gave Morrison a model of the USS Canberra, which is now being built at an Alabama shipyard, and a framed map of the Battle of the Coral Sea, a World War II battle in which the USA and ... (more...)
Jerry becomes Category 1 hurricane swirling in Atlantic Jerry becomes Category 1 hurricane swirling in Atlantic
- September 21, 2019

Do not remove your hurricane shutters - remain prepared for another hurricane. Not far behind Humberto, Jerry brewed over the open waters of the Atlantic and rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by Thursday before beginning to skirt northeast of the Leeward Islands on Friday. (more...)
Tour bus crash leaves 4 dead, many more critically injured Tour bus crash leaves 4 dead, many more critically injured
- September 21, 2019

The stretch of highway where the crash occurred was shut in both directions as authorities began investigating the cause of the accident, and it likely will remain closed "for some time", Bishop said. Police urged civilians to steer clear of the area near Utah State Route 12 (SR-12) as multiple air ambulances and rescue teams arrived, the Utah Highway Patrol said on Twitter. (more...)
US State Dept: Funds Withheld Because of Corruption US State Dept: Funds Withheld Because of Corruption
- September 21, 2019

The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally targeting farmers and labourers who had just finished collecting pine nuts at mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three Afghan officials told Reuters . (more...)
2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas 2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas
- September 21, 2019

Scientists say climate change is responsible for more intense and more frequent extreme weather such as storms, droughts, floods and fires, but without extensive study they can not directly link a single weather event to the changing climate. (more...)
Boris Johnson Confronted By Parent of Sick Child Over Boris Johnson Confronted By Parent of Sick Child Over "Destroyed" NHS
- September 21, 2019

He added that Johnson had "come here for a press opportunity". At the end of the second day of the hearing, there were jeers from pro-Brexit campaigners as transparency activist Gina Miller, who helped to bring the action, left the court building. (more...)
Trump to meet with Ukraine president at United Nations next week Trump to meet with Ukraine president at United Nations next week
- September 20, 2019

The New York Times reported that the allegations in the complaint were related at least in part to Ukraine. The whistleblower's complaint is dated 12 August. "Well, I did, and I'm proud of it." proclaimed Giuliani. "It doesn't matter what I discussed, someone ought to look into Joe Biden's billions of dollars and you wouldn't look into that because he's a Democrat", he told reporters. (more...)
Bail denied for man accused of sabotaging American Airlines plane in Miami Bail denied for man accused of sabotaging American Airlines plane in Miami
- September 20, 2019

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is originally from Iraq but gained USA citizenship, had Islamic State videos on his phone, said Allah wanted to hurt non-Muslims, and recently returned from a trip to Iraq, prosecutors said. Authorities in Miami have charged Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani with one count of willfully damaging, destroying and disabling an aircraft earlier this month, and he initially told investigators he did it because he was frustrated with a union dispute and wanted ... (more...)

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