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In his 41-minute speech at the General Assembly in 2017, the USA president made clear he wanted to turn the clock back on the last half-century's growth of global rules and institutions, to return to the primacy of the nation-state. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the president anticipates making the case in his second address to the United Nations General Assembly that "now is not the time to ease pressure" on North Korea as the administration continues its "maximum pressure" ...
  • Girl critically ill after second shark attack hits Australian island

    Girl critically ill after second shark attack hits Australian island

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    She had "altered levels of consciousness and significant amount of pain", Ms Eastwick said. "(But) it is effective in reducing the overall number of sharks in the area, making it a safer place to swim. Mr Macdonald described the shark attack as a "freak accident". "Human safety must come first". A YOUNG girl from New Zealand and a mother from Tasmania are fighting for their lives after a horror 24 hours of shark attacks in the Whitsundays that has prompted the government to install drum ...
  • Pakistan's Khan to visit Riyadh on first trip

    Pakistan's Khan to visit Riyadh on first trip

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    Imran Khan , an all-rounder during his playing days, gave Pakistan its first World Cup title in 1992. But Umar recently said an International Monetary Fund rescue was a "fallback option" and that the government was exploring other avenues for assistance, which was broadly interpreted as Islamabad seeking help from China and Saudi Arabia , both of which have provided vast loans in the past.
  • United Kingdom and European Union 'at an impasse' in Brexit negotiations, says Theresa May

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    Mrs May, speaking inside 10 Downing Street, said: "I have always said that these negotiations would be tough, and they were always bound to be toughest in the final straight". "We have to be careful, like two loving hedgehogs", Juncker said when asked about the progress of the Brexit negotiations in an interview with several Austrian dailies including Die Presse and Salzburger Nachrichten published on Friday.
  • Pakistan Foreign Ministers To Meet In New York After Imran Khan Request

    Pakistan Foreign Ministers To Meet In New York After Imran Khan Request

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    Let's talk and resolve all issues. "Building on the mutual desire for peace our two countries, I wish to propose a meeting between Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, before the informal meeting of the SAARC Foreign Ministers at the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York", Mr.
  • Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare

    Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare

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    CBS New York reports that the daycare was in a home and it was not yet clear if it was being run as a licensed care center. The man who was injured was stabbed in the leg and is the father to one of the children, although it wasn't clear whether his child was one of the infants stabbed.
  • Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before

    Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before

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    Trump went on to suggest that he already considers Kavanaugh likely to surmount the row and be confirmed to the lifetime appointment. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who faces a tough reelection battle in Missouri, which Trump won in the 2016 presidential election, said on Twitter on Wednesday that she would vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation because of "his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our ...
  • Philippines halts risky mining in mountains hit by typhoon

    Philippines halts risky mining in mountains hit by typhoon

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    Typhoon Mangkhut also caused severe damage in the Philippines , before it reached Hong Kong , then moved on to cause significant impacts in the Guangdong region of southern China . Philippine and Chinese authorities said the death toll from the typhoon has risen to at least 69, with dozens more people missing. The death toll climbed to 20 as authorities found the body of a one-year-old boy who was swept away after his mother drove into floodwaters and lost her grip on him while trying ...
  • Donald Trump welcomes Poland's request for permanent United States military base

    Donald Trump welcomes Poland's request for permanent United States military base

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    To that end, Poland has offered as much as $2 billion to set up a permanent US base in the country. In 1997, the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies entered a pact with Russian Federation that prevented North Atlantic Treaty Organisation from permanently stationing "substantial" combat forces in Central and Eastern European countries, including permanent bases.
  • Reports of shooter in Wisconsin office building

    Reports of shooter in Wisconsin office building

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    The incident took place at Esker Software on September 19 with reports about the attack coming at around 10:30 a.m. local time, reports the Wisconsin State Journal . The Greenway Station shopping center next door to the office building is on lockdown. Middleton Police have not confirmed the number of victims, but UW Health said it was treating four patients from the shooting.
  • Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI Investigation

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    The letter went on to reveal that Christine Blasey Ford has received multiple death threats in the past few days and has been forced to move her family out of her home. It appears that Democrats could - one again - derail the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee thanks in part to Republicans, predicts a constitutional attorney.
  • Kudlow: China's Willingness to Talk Trade 'a Positive Thing'

    Kudlow: China's Willingness to Talk Trade 'a Positive Thing'

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    China responded with equivalent duties on U.S. goods. Trump may be running low on products he can target without significant backlash from major USA companies and consumers, two of the people said. A Treasury spokesman did not immediately respond to a query on the status of the China talks invitation. The White House said on Friday that Trump "has been clear that he and his administration will continue to take action to address China's unfair trade practices".
  • S Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

    S Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

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    But nuclear diplomacy was later stalemated as USA officials demanded Kim take more significant steps before receiving concessions like a joint declaration to end the Korean War. The fighting stopped with an armistice that has left the peninsula technically at war. " North Korea is willing to denuclearize and therefore willing to discard existing nuclear weapons...
  • Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000

    Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000

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    As time went by it did not go up by much. "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", he tweeted. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a vocal critic of the administration's handling of the storm, has cast blame on the federal government for failing to provide adequate assistance in the aftermath of the storm, and she slammed Trump's assertion Tuesday.
  • Eliud Kipchoge leaves marathon world record in tatters

    Eliud Kipchoge leaves marathon world record in tatters

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    Kipchoge, the Olympic champion, had always been called the greatest marathon runner of all time but, despite winning nine of his past ten marathons, the world record had eluded him until yesterday when he barely saw a rival before winning the Berlin Marathon in 2hr 1min 39sec.
  • Turkey boosts arms to Syrian rebels as Idlib attack looms, groups say

    Turkey boosts arms to Syrian rebels as Idlib attack looms, groups say

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    A major battle would trigger a "massive wave of refugees and tremendous security risks for Turkey, the rest of Europe and beyond", Turkish ambassador Feridun Sinirlioglu told the Security Council on Tuesday. The UN chief spoke after Russian Federation and Iran clashed with Turkey at a summit last week on plans for military action to restore Syria's control over Idlib, where three million people live.
  • Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid second trial

    Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty, avoid second trial

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    If he pleads guilty , Manafort would avoid a trial that was expected to last at least three weeks and posed the potential of adding years onto the seven to 10 years he is already facing under federal sentencing guidelines from his conviction in Virginia.
  • OnPolitics Today: Trump denies the dead

    OnPolitics Today: Trump denies the dead

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan disagreed Thursday with President Donald Trump's assertion that the death toll from last year's hurricane in Puerto Rico was inflated. Rossello says, "It's not a time to fight, to have political noise, to use these things for the benefit of one party or another". At 6:17 a.m., Andrew Gillum, the Democrat running for Florida governor, tweeted: "No death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @realDonaldTrump before, ...
  • Puerto Rico's storm death toll of 3 000 is a Democrat plot

    Puerto Rico's storm death toll of 3 000 is a Democrat plot

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    Bottom line is, we are concentrating on what we call critical lifelines - health, safety, security. After some digging, FEMA is saying the bottles became "excess" when the tap water in Puerto Rico came back on. Cruz tweeted Thursday , "Simply put: delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality". "Trump is so vain he thinks this is about him.
  • Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon this year

    Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon this year

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    An advisory from the JTWC on Tuesday said Mangkhut was packing winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 306 kph. President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled his Thursday plan to board a navy ship in Bataan in central Luzon to conduct a missile test. Although there are still uncertainties about its trajectory, it is expected that Mangkhut will bring adverse weather to the regions of Macau, Hong Kong and the coastal cities of southern China .
  • Erdoğan urges global community to avert Idlib assault

    Erdoğan urges global community to avert Idlib assault

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    The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the decision, citing US officials. "The global community has made it Turkey's responsibility to get rid of the extremists of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham without providing any help", Muhittin Ataman, director of foreign policy studies at Ankara-based think tank SETA, told a conference last week.
  • Trump warns of tariffs on another $267B imports from China

    Trump warns of tariffs on another $267B imports from China

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    The president's comments Friday came one day after a public comment period ended on his proposed taxes of up to 25 percent on $200 billion of Chinese imports. The Chinese government has said it would help local and even foreign businesses in the country mitigate the effects of the trade dispute. Jeffrey Frankel, a professor and economist at Harvard University, said some concerns American companies have raised about China are valid.
  • Hurricane Florence: time to prepare

    Hurricane Florence: time to prepare

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    Hurricane Florence seen over the Atlantic Ocean, about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda in this handout photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on September 9, 2018. Florence is actually the lone major hurricane of the season so far as it was initially a category 4 hurricane in the open Atlantic before weakening and now restrengthening again.
  • Hurricane Florence: EXTREME rainfall and FORCEFUL winds threaten US East Coast

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

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    It is expected to remain an extremely unsafe hurricane through Thursday as it approaches the coast of the Carolinas. Florence's max sustained winds have been clocked at 130 miles per hour with an further increase expected on Monday. Florence was upgraded twice Monday to Category 4, prompting numerous warnings from state officials to not underestimate the threat the storm poses.
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

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    Memos authored by House Republicans and Democrats , now declassified, show that information about Papadopoulos' contacts with Russian intermediaries triggered the FBI's counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
  • Sweden deadlocked as far-right party gains ground in election

    Sweden deadlocked as far-right party gains ground in election

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    And while the exact outcome remains uncertain, he said the one certainty was Sweden's migration policies will now be reassessed. "Or anywhere else", Sipilä wrote. The party, rooted in a neo-Nazi movement has worked to soften its image, has played a role in breaking down longstanding taboos on what Swedes could say openly about immigration and integration without being shunned as racists.
  • Cops raid home of couple accused of squandering homeless hero's cash

    Cops raid home of couple accused of squandering homeless hero's cash

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    To thank Bobbitt for his kindness, McClure and her boyfriend set up a GoFundMe campaign that was meant to help Bobbitt get back on his feet. A judge ruled Wednesday that McClure and D'Amico, who say the money is now completely gone , must testify in court as to how they spent the funds raised in Bobbitt's name.
  • France, Germany, Canada and US back Britain over Salisbury poisoning

    France, Germany, Canada and US back Britain over Salisbury poisoning

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    He was hospitalised and his girlfriend Dawn Sturgess, 44, died after being exposed to the contents. "We have full confidence in the British assessment that the two suspects were officers from the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU , and that this operation was nearly certainly approved at a senior government level", the statement said , adding that the countries urged Russia to provide "full disclosure of its Novichok programme".
  • Pence calls Obama's criticism of Trump 'very disappointing'

    Pence calls Obama's criticism of Trump 'very disappointing'

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    He went on to attack Trump by name. In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted former President Barack Obama for criticizing President Trump and the Republican Party during a speech on Friday . "When you hear how great the economy's doing right now, let's just remember when this recovery started", he said, recalling that he had inherited a risky economic downturn and left office amid a recovery.
  • North Korea marks 70th anniversary with somewhat muted military parade

    North Korea marks 70th anniversary with somewhat muted military parade

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    We will both prove everyone wrong! In the letter, President Xi hailed Mr Kim's "focused efforts to develop the economy and improve people's livelihood" through his "new strategic line". The anniversary is a major occasion in the North and is being marked with a series of events expected to include a military parade and the return of the "Mass Games" - unique acrobatic shows that are staged on a vast scale.
  • Wildfire that closed California interstate explodes in size

    Wildfire that closed California interstate explodes in size

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    The fire was caused by human activity, but no additional details are now known. Crews managed to remove the burned hulks and abandoned rigs on Thursday but flames continued to burn along the edge of the road in some areas, fire spokesman Brandon Vacarro said.
  • Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in prison

    Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in prison

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    Papadopoulos apparently raised the possibility of setting up a meeting between Trump and Putin during a national security meeting in March 2016. However, Friday's sentence was much lesser than the six months the prosecution had requested for Papadopoulos, The Guardian reported.
  • Russian air strikes pound Syria's Idlib before key summit

    Russian air strikes pound Syria's Idlib before key summit

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    But each nation has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria . Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean state neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Naji Al-Mustafa, a spokesman for the Turkey-backed National Front for Liberation, said Friday his fighters were prepared for a battle that they expect will spark a major humanitarian crisis.
  • New Bob Woodward book paints portrait of chaotic and paranoid White House

    New Bob Woodward book paints portrait of chaotic and paranoid White House

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    The Washington Post and CNN reported highlights from the text on Tuesday. Trump insisted he "never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff", adding that "being a southerner is a GREAT thing". The book said James Mattis, the defence secretary, told Trump he would "get right on it" but instead developed a plan for a limited air strike that did not threaten Assad personally.
  • Officials deny penning attack on Trump

    Officials deny penning attack on Trump

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    For those unaware, the article published on Wednesday was allegedly written by a senior official in Trump's administration and claims members of his staff are actively working to undermine his actions when officials believe they may pose a risk to national security.
  • Two Russians charged by United Kingdom in poisoning of ex-spy, daughter

    Two Russians charged by United Kingdom in poisoning of ex-spy, daughter

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    Britain has issued European arrest warrants for two Russians suspected of poisoning a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in March with a nerve agent that later killed a woman in the same area of southwest England. "Right from the start we said that Russia has nothing to do with what happened in Salisbury", Shulgin told Russian state television. The case has been likened by British politicians to the murder of Russian dissident and former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with a ...
  • 6 things to know about rising-star Democrat Ayanna Pressley

    6 things to know about rising-star Democrat Ayanna Pressley

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    During the campaign, Capuano touted his credentials as an "unabashed liberal", but he found himself competing with Pressley over who was the more progressive candidate. Deval Patrick. He had an A rating from the NAACP and hosted campaign events with civil rights icon Rep. Hillary Clinton carried the district by 72 points in 2016.