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Hurricane Maria hammers Leeward Islands already ravaged by Irma

The Category 4-storm, with winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph), tore off roofs and sent doors flying off their hinges. Many roads were blocked and some 80,000 people, or 40 percent of the population, were without power, the overseas territories ministry said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Hillary takes shots at Trump and Putin

Hillary takes shots at Trump and Putin Clinton criticized Trump during an appearance on Stephen Colbert , for failing to "lead with diplomacy". Clinton told Colbert that if that were to happen, it wouldn't mean contesting the results, because there is no mechanism in the Constitution for that. [Full Article...]

This is one Modi idea Rahul wishes Congress had

This is one Modi idea Rahul wishes Congress had The Congress Vice president said , "I like the " Make in India " concept but they are not targeting whom they should". About 30,000 new youngsters are joining the job market every single day and yet the government is only creating 500 jobs a day. [Full Article...]

Senate committee to consider bills to protect special counsel Mueller next week

Senate committee to consider bills to protect special counsel Mueller next week Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior reiterated Rosenstein's previous assertion that he would recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation if necessary, but said that as of now, "nothing has changed". The lawyer handling the matter for the president Ty Cobb, told Mueller's office that he will turn over numerous documents this week, according to The Times . [Full Article...]

Rand Paul: Graham-Cassidy Bill 'Barely Obamacare Lite'

Rand Paul: Graham-Cassidy Bill 'Barely Obamacare Lite' President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare". Republicans have a deadline till September 30 till which they can use their 2017 budget reconciliation bill as a way to pull apart Obamacare with a simple majority in the Senate, according to CNN Money . [Full Article...]

Dozens of countries sign historic nuke ban treaty at UN

Dozens of countries sign historic nuke ban treaty at UN According to him, it will take great effort to really push and get a larger number of countries to accede to the treaty, especially nuclear weapons states. President Muhammadu Buhari, in his address to the United Nations, said the most pressing threat to worldwide peace and security was accelerated nuclear weapons development programme by North Korea. [Full Article...]

Third man arrested in connection to London Tube bucket bombing

Farroukh was the second person to be arrested after an unnamed 18-year-old man was stopped by officers near the port of Dover on the evening of September 15, hours after the attack that sent a ball of fire along a carriage of the eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon at the Parsons Green station. [Full Article...]

Subdued Reactions to Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting

Subdued Reactions to Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting This was the first public meeting of the two leaders since el-Sisi began his term in office. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security. [Full Article...]

Days After Police Shooting, 3 Arrested Amid Violence At Georgia Tech Vigil

Days After Police Shooting, 3 Arrested Amid Violence At Georgia Tech Vigil According to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation , Georgia Tech Police officers received a 911 call around 11:17 p.m. Saturday about a person described as a "white male, with long blond hair, white T-shirt and blue jeans who is possibly intoxicated, holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun on his hip". [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Closes In On ISIL In Deir Az Zor

Syrian Army Closes In On ISIL In Deir Az Zor The source told SANA that the army units in cooperation with the allied forces, crossed the Euphrates river from the direction of al-Jafra towards Huweijet Saqr, where they are now fighting fierce battles against ISIL in the area. Late Monday, at least four people, among them a child, were wounded when a booby-trapped motorbike exploded in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Observa... [Full Article...]

Trump Takes Aim at Venezuela in UN Speech

Trump Takes Aim at Venezuela in UN Speech United States President Donald Trump addressed the crisis in Venezuela this Monday, September 18 during a meeting at the United Nations. Santos met with Trump and other Latin American leaders at a special dinner on the fringes of the U.N General assembly in NY to discuss what the USA leader described as a "completely unacceptable" situation in Venezuela under Nicolas Maduro's leadership. [Full Article...]

Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details In the article, Abe recalls what the UN Security Council's latest steps have been towards North Korea , namely the sanctions adopted on 11 September following the Pyongyang nuclear test of 3 September. South Korea and Japan also have the ability to defend against the North's growing arsenal. The United States and South Korea, and separately Russian Federation together with China , started mili... [Full Article...]

Secretary of State Considers Closing US Embassy in Havana

Secretary of State Considers Closing US Embassy in Havana Tillerson's comments were the strongest indication to date that the United States might mount a major diplomatic response, potentially jeopardising the historic restart of relations between the USA and Cuba. Russian Federation denied involvement through its foreign ministry and offered to help Cuban investigations into the attacks. Marco Rubio of Florida, a prominent Cuban-American and critic of t... [Full Article...]

Pelosi Battles Pro-Amnesty Demonstrators At DREAM Act Event

Just stop it now", Pelosi repeated over and over. Pelosi and Reps. Barbara Lee , D-Calif., and Jared Huffman , D-Calif., appeared at an event in her home town of San Francisco to call on Congress to immediately pass the Dream Act , bipartisan legislation that would enshrine legal protections for hundreds of thousands of "dreamers" into law. [Full Article...]

Cowboys have highest value in National Football League, according to Forbes

Cowboys have highest value in National Football League, according to Forbes The Dallas Cowboys again topped the annual list published by the business magazine on Monday, coming in at a $4.8 billion value in 2017, which is a 14 percent increase from last year's $4.2 billion mark. Every NFL team is worth at least $1 billion, with the Buffalo Bills last at $1.6 billion. Teams with new or renovated stadium salso saw a rise in value. [Full Article...]

HURRICANE TRACKER: Jose moving as a Cat 1; Tropical Storm Maria forms

HURRICANE TRACKER: Jose moving as a Cat 1; Tropical Storm Maria forms Maria graduated to hurricane status at about 5 P.M. EST Saturday evening, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, turning this once tropical storm into a Category 1 hurricane. This includes the coast from DE north to the Cape and islands in MA. Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria is expected to hit the Leeward Islands later today before intensifying and heading towards the Virgin Islands, Puerto ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's first United Nations speech on North Korea's nuclear crisis

Donald Trump's first United Nations speech on North Korea's nuclear crisis Haley warned of a tougher United States response to future North Korean provocations, and said she would be happy to turn the matter over to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "because he has plenty of military options". The President, from his personal account on Sunday, tweeted, "I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night". North Korea also recently tested its most powerful bomb. [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi, 'Sardar Dam an engineering miracle that faced many hurdles'

Narendra Modi, 'Sardar Dam an engineering miracle that faced many hurdles' He alleged that since the state is soon going to be poll-bound as the assembly elections are approaching in Dec, BJP under the leadership of Prime Miniter Narendra Modi had used the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project in the party's favour to woo in the votes. [Full Article...]

No change in USA position on Paris Agreement: White House

No change in USA position on Paris Agreement: White House A European official said Saturday that the Trump administration has softened its opposition to the landmark Paris climate accord and may not completely withdraw after all. But the President "left the door open to reentering at some later time", McMasters added, "if there's an agreement that benefits the American people ". [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson 'backseat driving' on Brexit

Boris Johnson 'backseat driving' on Brexit Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, also accused Mr Johnson of "backseat driving". "The £350m figure was simply wrong during the referendum campaign, and it's wrong now". Labour MP Chuka Umunna, who is a staunch Remainer, also blasted Mr Jonhson. Lib Dem leader Vince Cable urged the prime minister to "fire this guy on Monday morning", warning that if she did not act her authority would be "reduced... [Full Article...]


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