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Brexit: EU insists on ‘fully workable’ Backstop fix Brexit: EU insists on ‘fully workable’ Backstop fix
- September 22, 2019

Three years after Britons voted to leave the EU, hopes of a breakthrough over the terms of its departure have been stoked in recent days by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying the shape of a deal is emerging and European Commission President Juncker saying agreement is possible. (more...)
Canadian Asks Trudeau to Count How Many Times He Wore Blackface Canadian Asks Trudeau to Count How Many Times He Wore Blackface
- September 22, 2019

The discussion was open to the media, and some participants expressed the view that they didn't want Trudeau's behaviour to embolden white supremacists. So he regrets it. "It was no big deal, it was a long time ago", said Zahid Nassar, an immigrant from Pakistan. "I am grateful of having someone of his character and integrity running for the Green Party of Canada in Avalon". (more...)
First lady reopens Washington monument after 3-year closure First lady reopens Washington monument after 3-year closure
- September 22, 2019

The 555-foot tall marble obelisk named after the nation's first President has received an upgrade to the existing elevator, as well as a new permanent screening facility, according to a release by the National Park Service. Thursday, and said the first group should travel to the top around 11:30 a.m. after first lady Melania Trump cuts the ribbon during the reopening ceremony. (more...)
Killed in a shooting in SC Killed in a shooting in SC
- September 22, 2019

He's calling on any eyewitnesses to come forward " so those responsible for these deaths and injuries can be taken into custody ". Four of the injured victims were airlifted to medical facilities for treatment, while the other four are being treated for "non-critical injuries" at a local medical facility. (more...)
Sturgeon signals Queen should stay out of future Scotland vote Sturgeon signals Queen should stay out of future Scotland vote
- September 22, 2019

Interviewed for the Cameron Years for the BBC, the ex-PM said: "By fighting for Leave he was taking the romantic, nationalist, Conservative course, he'd look like a hero, and I don't think he expected for one minute they were going to win". (more...)
Jacinda Ardern mistakes Japan for China during Tokyo visit Jacinda Ardern mistakes Japan for China during Tokyo visit
- September 22, 2019

He added that the two nations share universal values and back the free and open, rules-based global order. "Japan is increasingly one of New Zealand's most important partners in the world", Ms Ardern said. Broadly the themes were: a deeper, high-value trade and investment relationship, greater cooperation in the Pacific; and strengthening our security partnership. (more...)
Lawmaker accuses US Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure Lawmaker accuses US Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure
- September 22, 2019

The panel's Democratic chairman, Adam Schiff , leveled the charge after a closed-door briefing with the inspector general for USA spy agencies, who Schiff said had earlier told the committee about a credible and urgent complaint from a whistleblower that should have been turned over to Congress under the law. (more...)
Michelle Carter denied early release from prison by Mass. Parole Board Michelle Carter denied early release from prison by Mass. Parole Board
- September 22, 2019

Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017. Carter texted Roy the day of his death that he should follow through with his suicidal plans if death was truly what he wanted. Roy's aunt, Becki Maki, said in a statement provided by Quinn's office that Carter still belongs in custody. They lived an hour apart in MA, communicating nearly exclusively via texts, online and by phone. (more...)
Trump Says He Had 'Perfectly Fine' Call with Ukraine Leader Trump Says He Had 'Perfectly Fine' Call with Ukraine Leader
- September 21, 2019

Trump said in a tweet. Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, has made unsubstantiated claims that Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government, during his term as Vice President, to benefit his son. "The Fake News knows this but doesn't want to report!" He scolded reporters for asking about it and said it was "just another political hack job ". (more...)
Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action
- September 21, 2019

Organizers estimate more than 300,000 protesters took to Australian streets in what would be the country's biggest demonstration since the Iraq War in 2003. Hundreds of thousands of young people marched in cities around the world on Friday to demand that politicians heading to Monday's United Nations summit on climate change take immediate action to combat climate change. (more...)
Tusk thanks Finland, France for adding urgency to Brexit talks Tusk thanks Finland, France for adding urgency to Brexit talks
- September 21, 2019

But the European Commission, which leads Brexit talks for the remaining 27 member states, gave a more sober assessment, stressing that the British papers amounted to no more than "a first set of concepts, principles and ideas". These were not the formal written legal proposals Brussels has asked for however. Johnson's partner, Carrie Symonds, will also be at the conference, but not in any official No 10 capacity - she is attending as part of her work with an environmental charity. (more...)
Twitter closes thousands of fake accounts in Egypt, UAE Twitter closes thousands of fake accounts in Egypt, UAE
- September 21, 2019

Twitter today has started doing crackdowns on fake and state backed accounts after the accounts violated the platform manipulation policies. " It also amplified messaging supportive of the Saudi government ", Twitter said in a statement. (more...)
Three winners split $150 million Powerball Three winners split $150 million Powerball
- September 21, 2019

In January, yet another lottery record was broken when one Sydney woman won the entire division-one prize pool of $107 million. Another person won a $1 million Powerball ticket, which was sold at a Circle K at 35850 North Gary Road in Queen Creek. (more...)
Biden says Trump Biden says Trump "could be impeached" based on House investigation results
- September 21, 2019

According to the WSJ, Trump allegedly urged Zelenskiy eight times during a phone call in July to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on a possible probe of the former vice president's son. Mr Biden said that if the reports are true, "then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse his power and abase our country". (more...)
Trump hosts Australian PM for lavish WH state dinner Trump hosts Australian PM for lavish WH state dinner
- September 21, 2019

Australia was final a recipient of a US state go to in 2006, when President George W. Bush welcomed Prime Minister John Howard. According to the first lady's office, which planned the dinner, the colors for the visit are green and gold, Australia's national colors. (more...)
'Sue me', woman 'used as sex slave by Epstein' challenges Prince Andrew 'Sue me', woman 'used as sex slave by Epstein' challenges Prince Andrew
- September 21, 2019

She says that at the end of the night, Maxwell told her Andrew was coming back with them back to Maxwell's place. The question before the judge was whether to throw out the indictment because of the defendant's death, a usually pro forma step undertaken without a hearing. (more...)
Chao, Wheeler call out California over environmental efforts Chao, Wheeler call out California over environmental efforts
- September 21, 2019

Trump's action came on the same day teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was addressing the US Congress and urging legislators to treat climate change "as the existential crisis it is". Experts say that the Trump administration's changes will disrupt the companies' production plans, which are years in the making, and make it hard to plan beyond what's likely to be a protracted legal battle between the administration and blue states - and the 2020 election, says Professor Peter Adriaens ... (more...)
Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies
- September 21, 2019

A handout picture from the Tunisian Presidency shows Ben Ali visiting Mohamed Bouazizi at a Tunis hospital in December 2010. He died at the age of 83, days to a free presidential election in his homeland. In Egypt, the unrest toppled President Hosni Mubarak and opened the door for an Islamist successor who served only one year before a military-backed popular uprising saw him also booted from office. (more...)
Amid blackface scandal, Justin Trudeau promises to ban assault rifles Amid blackface scandal, Justin Trudeau promises to ban assault rifles
- September 21, 2019

Trudeau said, "We know you do not need a military-grade assault weapon - one created to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time - to take down a deer". This April 2001 photo, which appeared in a newsletter from the West Point Grey Academy, shows a costumed Justin Trudeau , his face and hands darkened by makeup, attending an "Arabian Nights" gala. (more...)
Korea negotiator praises Trump's 'new method' suggestion Korea negotiator praises Trump's 'new method' suggestion
- September 21, 2019

North Korean diplomat Kim Myong Gil in a statement Friday also praised Trump's decision to fire his hawkish former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Bolton's firing came as the United States and North Korea are gearing up to resume their nuclear negotiation after months of a stalemate. It did not respond when asked if there could be any contacts with the North Koreans on the sidelines of next week's United Nations General Assembly in NY, which Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ... (more...)

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