• European Union legislators vote to impose disciplinary action on Hungary
European Union legislators vote to impose disciplinary action on Hungary

Mitsotakis's party, New Democracy, is in the same conservative bloc in the European Parliament as Orban's, the European People's Party (EPP). Defending his country in a speech on Tuesday, Orban hit out at a report commissioned by the European Parliament that accused Hungary's government of corruption, undermining democracy, the rule of law, the i...

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  • Manafort makes deal with Mueller to avoid another trial
Manafort makes deal with Mueller to avoid another trial

It comes three weeks after Paul Manafort was convicted in a separate trial on eight counts related to financial fraud, and as the Mueller investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation increasingly pressures the White House.

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  • Trump declares thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico fake news
Trump declares thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico fake news

Thursday morning on Twitter , he disputed that 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria one year ago. "We left this analysis to the scientists and experts, recognising that there would be many challenges, because we wanted to have a powerful and independent voice to minimise the uncertainty", he said in a video on Facebook...

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  • Dead - Including Gunman - In Rampage Near Bakersfield
Dead - Including Gunman - In Rampage Near Bakersfield

Six people - including the shooter - died yesterday in a mass shooting incident that started at a trucking company in Bakersfield, California. The shooter then went to a house on Breckenridge Road, where he opened fire on two other men. The Sheriff's Department said the shootings took only a short period of time and were not random. Reuters ...

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  • President Trump rejects Puerto Rico death toll, blames Democrats
President Trump rejects Puerto Rico death toll, blames Democrats

Speaking to reporters as Hurricane Florence closed in on the US East Coast, Trump said last year's operation was " an incredible unsung success ". "You did not do a good job in Puerto Rico". Critics blasted Trump's praise of the Puerto Rico response. But a report from the Government Accountability Office said FEMA was so overwhelmed with st...

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  • Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary
Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary

Today, people all around the US are remembering and honoring the lives that were lost that day. It will head to Austin next. Americans have looked back on the September 11 terror attacks with solemn ceremonies and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back".

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  • Never gave Vijay Mallya any appointment: Arun Jaitley
Never gave Vijay Mallya any appointment: Arun Jaitley

Before leaving I met the finance minister and offered to settle (the issue with the banks), Mallya said, without naming the minister. So, obviously the comments are referring his meeting with Arun Jaitley. It argues Mallya, who moved to Britain in March 2016, had no intention of repaying money it borrowed from IDBI in 2009 and the loans had been ta...

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  • Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines
Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut, which has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, is speeding across the Pacific with winds that can gust as high as 255 kilometres (160 miles) per hour. The Philippines is hit by about 20 typhoons and storms a year. The storm was last situated 1,845 kilometers east of Southern Luzon. Before Mangkhut arriv...

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  • Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh confirmation
Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh confirmation

And Kavanaugh said essentially to the author that that was an overstatement. "Sometimes you just have to make a stand", said Brian Fallon, a former top adviser to Hillary Clinton and the Senate's top Democrat , New York's Chuck Schumer.

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  • Russia Prepares For Biggest War Games In Its History
Russia Prepares For Biggest War Games In Its History

Hundreds of Chinese armoured combat vehicles, attack helicopters, fighter jets and thousands of soldiers take part in the biggest military exercise in Russian Federation since 1981, in a show of strength and friendship between Asia's two largest military powers.

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  • Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians
Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians

Mr Putin said his government had found the pair and hoped they would appear soon and tell their story. FILE PHOTO: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov , who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, are seen in an image handed out by the Metropolitan P...

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  • South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister
South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

In terms of rape cases reported, figures showed a three per cent hike in the province with incidents going from 7 032 in the previous reporting period to 7 243 in this reporting period - a 211 increase. Cele, who took over from former police minister Fikile Mbalula in February, had attempted to clamp down on criminal activity in South Africa, espec...

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  • Papadopoulos: Trump campaign officials 'fully aware' of Putin meeting efforts
Papadopoulos: Trump campaign officials 'fully aware' of Putin meeting efforts

Chuck Cooper, Sessions' private lawyer, said in a statement that "Attorney General Sessions has publicly testified under oath about his recollection of this meeting, and he stands by his testimony". Senator Mark Warner , the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has its own Russian Federation collusion investigation, applau...

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  • Thousand of Russians arrested at mass riots against retirement-age increase
Thousand of Russians arrested at mass riots against retirement-age increase

In Moscow police beat members of a crowd of about 5,000 with truncheons in Pushkin Square, according to video published by the opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta . "The state should have found the money it needed in the budget or through fighting corruption", 19-year-old Yegor Zhukov said at the St. Petersburg protest.

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  • Trump’s visit to Ireland postponed due to ‘scheduling reasons’
Trump’s visit to Ireland postponed due to ‘scheduling reasons’

President Trump welcomes Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar for a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, March 15, 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has yet to respond to the news. No reason was given for the cancellation, although Trump was expected to face protests in Ireland. "The relationship between Ireland and the U.S...

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  • Indian Catholic nuns protest against bishop accused of rape
Indian Catholic nuns protest against bishop accused of rape

In early August, one PIL was filed seeking arrest of the Bishop . But three more women - including two nuns -have since stepped forward, alleging they too were sexually assaulted by Mulakkal. "Investigation should be completed quickly and the culprits should be given punishment as prescribed in the law", he told reporters in Kochi. Once he is ...

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  • Ex-PM Nawaz, daughter Maryam released on parole for Begum Kulsooms funeral
Ex-PM Nawaz, daughter Maryam released on parole for Begum Kulsooms funeral

He said the former prime minister and his daughter would be freed for 12 hours on the day of the funeral and burial, which is likely to take place in three to four days after the body is flown back home from London . Kulsoom Sharif was briefly a member of parliament from September 2017 to July 2018 when she won her husband's former seat in a by...

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  • Mike Pence: I'd face a lie-detector test over NYTimes op-ed
Mike Pence: I'd face a lie-detector test over NYTimes op-ed

Trump has vowed to root out the op-ed writer, described by The New York Times as a senior administration official whose identity the paper knows. We have outside counsel that will advise me accordingly, but I just have to tell you, Margaret, it's just not been my focus - and it's not the president's focus.

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  • Obama speaks at rally for Democratic congressional candidates in California
Obama speaks at rally for Democratic congressional candidates in California

Launching an unprecedented attack on Trump and his policies , Obama said: "It did not start with Donald Trump . Better is always worth fighting for", Obama said. Obama is re-entering the public eye two months before voters head to the polls for the midterm elections on November 6. "As a fellow citizen, not as an ex-president".

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  • International court says it is undeterred after Bolton threatens US sanctions
International court says it is undeterred after Bolton threatens US sanctions

The US is among several countries that does not recognise the court's authority. U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton , will make the announcement in a speech at midday on Monday to the Federalist Society , a conservative group, in Washington .

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  • Progressive groups ratcheting up pressure on Collins ahead of Kavanaugh vote
Progressive groups ratcheting up pressure on Collins ahead of Kavanaugh vote

And activists have pledged to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund an opponent to Collins if she votes in favor of the president's nomination. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska probably would have to both vote "no" for Kavanaugh to be blocked. On Roe v. Wade , Kavanaugh came as close as he could - without making any clear commitments - to sayin...

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  • 30,452 displaced from Idlib, Hama since September 1, says UN
30,452 displaced from Idlib, Hama since September 1, says UN

Ankara's call for a ceasefire was rejected by Russian Federation and Iran who both back the Syrian government, prompting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to warn of a Turkish intervention if there is a bloodbath. But the U.S. Government still demands "victory" there; and, so, the world stands at the brink of WW III, the war to end al...

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  • Hurricane Florence: EXTREME rainfall and FORCEFUL winds threaten US East Coast
Hurricane Florence: EXTREME rainfall and FORCEFUL winds threaten US East Coast

Some 27 percent of the deaths have come from rain-driven flooding, sometimes hundreds of miles inland. Florence's center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, according to the center.

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  • Apple says United States tariffs on China would hit 'wide range' of products
Apple says United States tariffs on China would hit 'wide range' of products

The Trump administration has imposed tariffs of $US50 billion on imports from China, mostly equipment and material used by manufacturers. The US has imposed $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods with another $200 billion in the final stages.

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  • Us Calls International Criminal Court 'dangerous'
Us Calls International Criminal Court 'dangerous'

We will certainly not join the ICC. Trump has pledged to reach the "deal of the century" on Israeli-Palestinian peace but has declined to commit to a two-state solution, for years the focus of worldwide diplomacy. America's long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of US...

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  • Trump dismisses Woodward book as a ‘joke’
Trump dismisses Woodward book as a ‘joke’

Woodward in the book recounts how Defense Secretary James Mattis had to explain to Trump why the United States pays $3.5 billion a year to station 28,000 troops in South Korea. Pence said he did not know who wrote the Times column but that he was "100 percent confident that no one on the vice president's staff was involved in this anonymous ...

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  • Tropical Storm Isaac forms, one of three storms churning in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Isaac forms, one of three storms churning in Atlantic

Florence is forecasted to become a major hurricane on Monday and will become a Category 4 Tuesday , maintaining that strength through Wednesday and into Thursday . There are three active hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday , Sept. 10, 2018. Hurricane Isaac - which late Sunday became the fifth hurricane of the season - is headi...

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  • British tourists among seven injured in knife attack in Paris
British tourists among seven injured in knife attack in Paris

The attacker first stabbed two men and a woman near the MK2 cinema on the Quai de Loire. Two of the injured are believed to be British tourists, according to local news reports. The suspect was said to be unconscious, according to BFM TV . The attacker was reportedly previously known to police. Four of those injured were reported to have sus...

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  • Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote
Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote

After winning 17.6% of votes - up by almost 5% since the previous election - Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akesson gave Kristersson an ultimatum. "Sweden needs breathing space, we need tight responsible immigration policies". "That's why the Sweden Democrats are as big as they seem to be", he told CNN in Stockholm. "He said he was interested...

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  • Campaign-Mode Obama Stumps for Democrats in California
Campaign-Mode Obama Stumps for Democrats in California

During his speech, Obama highlighted the seven Democratic candidates now running in the region and in highly contested counties. "We're going to put on our marching shoes, we're going to start knocking on some doors, we're going to start making some calls", he said to cheers.

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