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At UN, Trump's tough talk opens door for Macron's diplomacy

At UN, Trump's tough talk opens door for Macron's diplomacy

Returning to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, the current Head of State also delivered a speech at a well-known concert hall, the Kaufmann Concert Hall. Trump had earlier escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man". Read More

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3 in Associated Press Poll

3 in Associated Press Poll

Here's the latest edition of the Coaches' Poll top 25. . Ohio State still has the best chances of any Big Ten team, despite a Week 2 loss to Oklahoma. Washington State 19. Louisville 20. Also falling out were Kansas State (No. 18), Tennessee (No. 23) and UCLA (No. 25). The Sooners weren't the only Week 3 winners to lose ground in the rankings. Read More

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Federal judge rules Trump administration can not withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities'

Federal judge rules Trump administration can not withhold grants from 'sanctuary cities'

This ruling only gives Chicago a preliminary injunction, but the judge said the city showed a "likelihood of success" that it could prove Sessions overstepped his bounds with the punishments. As a presidential candidate, Trump pledged to ramp up deportations and build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. At stake was more than $2 million that Chicago and its neighboring jurisdictions receive from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants . Read More

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Turkey warns Iraq: Kurdish referendum security threat

Turkey warns Iraq: Kurdish referendum security threat

Kurdish lawmakers convened parliament in Irbil for the first time in two years to pass the measure, with 65 out of 68 parliamentarians in the 111-seat body present voting in favor. Under this plan, a well-placed source told AFP , the global community will oversee negotiations on revenue sharing in Iraq's oil budget and payment for Kurdish militia fighters. Read More

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Facebook Let Advertisers Target Nazis, 'Jew Haters' and Other Anti-Semitic Groups

Facebook Let Advertisers Target Nazis, 'Jew Haters' and Other Anti-Semitic Groups

Facebook is reviewing its ad targeting system after investigators found they could direct ads to self-described anti-Semites. ProPublica said three ads were approved within 15 minutes. The social network said Friday it had "immediately removed" the anti-Semitic advertising categories after ProPublica's report. Facebook removed the categories after ProPublica contacted the social media network and said it would work to fix the problem. Read More

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Two dozen killed by Malaysia school fire

Two dozen killed by Malaysia school fire

The blaze at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out around 5.40 am. Roslan, a religious teacher, when asked about the students, spoke fondly of them. Amar Singh further said that "They're still counting the bodies, which were piled on top of each other in a corner." according to the official records, seven people were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries, while 11 others were rescued. Read More

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Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 50 Killed

Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 50 Killed

According to security officials, the attackers were disguised as members of the Hashed al-Shaabi Shiite paramilitary units that have joined the government forces in their fight against Daesh terrorists to the north of the capital Baghdad. Three police officers are among the dead. Acting at the request of Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi, the Iraqi parliament on Thursday sacked the governor of Kirkuk over his decision for the northern province to also take part in the Kurdish referendum. Read More

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EU's Juncker to seek powers to screen foreign takeovers

EU's Juncker to seek powers to screen foreign takeovers

Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission , announced this morning that the "wind is back in Europe's sails" and that the economy was "bouncing back" after a hard two years for the bloc. Mr Juncker said the European Union had made economic strides in the year since his last such address. "It isn't the future of Europe - it's not the be-all and end-all". Read More

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Trump Administration Announces Termination of Popular DACA Program

Trump Administration Announces Termination of Popular DACA Program

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program freed hundreds of thousands of young people from the fear of being deported to countries which many of them don't remember and where they would be in danger. "I think it's bad", St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said Friday. "These kids don't - for the most part, don't know any other home than the United States", Ryan said on September 6. Read More

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Qatar boycotters dismiss remarks by Kuwaiti emir

Qatar boycotters dismiss remarks by Kuwaiti emir

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait to the White House for an official working visit on September 7, 2017. Trump initially appeared to side with Saudi Arabia, but then instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to support the Kuwaiti mediation effort. "The hope has not ended yet". Read More

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Death toll of terror attack in Egypt's Sinai rises to 18

Death toll of terror attack in Egypt's Sinai rises to 18

Four armored vehicles and a fifth carrying signal-jamming equipment were destroyed while a police pickup truck was commandeered, they said. Suspected militants Monday ambushed a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula , killing 18 policemen and wounding several others, including a police brigadier-general, according to security and military officials. Read More

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Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Beach In Shocking Video

Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Bahamas Beach In Shocking Video

Two fatalities have been confirmed, and the National Hurricane Centre has been warning residents of the potential for massive storm surge taking over the streets. The storm is so powerful that it has literally absorbed ocean water into its core enough that it dried out the ocean surrounding the Bahamas. Fortunately, Fritz explained the phenomenon isn't a sign of a tsunami, which pull water from the shore before crashing back into it. Read More

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort swept up in Hurricane Irma evacuation

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort swept up in Hurricane Irma evacuation

Please relocate west of US-1 until this storm passes if you do not plan to depart the county/state. An estimated 125,000 people live in the area surrounding the resort and all of Florida is under a state of emergency. This place will not move. "I think now with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for a speedup". While President Donald Trump directs federal help to the people of Florida bracing for Irma's impact, his own properties also stand in the storm's forecasted ... Read More

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EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator

EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator

Europe's top judges dealt a rare blow to European Union antitrust regulators on Wednesday by sending their case against US chipmaker Intel Corp back to court for an appeal. The Commission said it would study the judgment carefully and that it was up to the General Court to review its decision. It could also force the commission to re-examine its strategy in several ongoing cases. Read More

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Facebook says fake accounts linked to Russian Federation bought ads during USA election

Facebook says fake accounts linked to Russian Federation bought ads during USA election

The social network discovered roughly $100,000 in ad buys between June 2015 and May 2017 "associated with roughly 3,000 ads" and connected to almost 500 affiliated fake accounts. The tech firm shut down these accounts and pages and has shared its findings with US authorities. "Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia", Stamos said. Read More

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Fed Vice President Fischer resigns

Fed Vice President Fischer resigns

Fischer, 73, who has citizenship in both the U.S. and Israel, joined the Federal Reserve board in 2014 and his term was to expire in 2020. His term as Vice Chairman expires next June. Now Trump will also have to find someone to fill Fischer's spot. In a statement on Wednesday, Yellen said, "Stan's keen insights, grounded in a lifetime of exemplary scholarship and public service, contributed invaluably to our monetary policy deliberations". Read More

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Putin: Russia reserves right to further cut US diplomatic mission

Putin: Russia reserves right to further cut US diplomatic mission

Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed further sanctions on North Korea as "useless". "Let's wait and see how the situation develops further", he said. Russia's foreign ministry slammed the U.S. move as a "blatantly hostile act" and demanded a reversal of the order. On Tuesday, making his first public reaction to the issue, Putin called the confiscation "unprecedented" and "a violation of Russia's property rights". Read More

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Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence

Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence

But she criticised the "huge iceberg of misinformation" about the conflict promoting the interests of terrorists. Asked whether he was disappointed in Suu Kyi, the secretary-general said: "It's not a matter of being disappointed". However, accusations continue to be levelled at Myanmar's authorities. The Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in Rakhine has faced systematic persecution for decades at the hands of Myanmar's Buddhist majority, who consider a lot of them to be illegal immigrants ... Read More

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Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

US President Donald Trump on Saturday hinted that he was considering withdrawing from the US-South Korea free trade agreement, risking tension between the allies as they attempt to deal with the crisis in North Korea. The Washington Post reported Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser Lt. Gen. The mainland's foreign ministry said it would comprehensively implement the resolutions, with a firm stance on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Dow Jones reported. Read More

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