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Basic income program cut 'devastating' for recipients

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The Liberals, she said, spent money the province didn't have on "handouts that actually do little if anything to break the cycle of poverty". "The pilot project started in April 2017". The project had been launched last year by the previous Liberal government as what was supposed to be a three-year trial to determine whether it would be an effective way to help move low-income people out of poverty. Read More »

Trump said a lot in Tampa but nothing about a 'witch hunt'

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Even Trump's allies questioned the demand. Trump called any talk of collusion "a Hoax ". "We have been saying for months that it is time to bring this inquiry to an end", Giuliani said. U.S. Representative Don Beyer said of Trump on Twitter , "He's panicking". Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in his own tweet that "this is an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight. Read More »

Van blast in southern Philippines kills 10

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Fernando Reyeg. The Philippine military says a soldier and four militiamen have been killed by a powerful bomb that exploded while the troops were inspecting a suspicious van on a southern island. "So under IHL, you must limit your attacks pursuant to military objectives; you must limit it to military targets, and you must avoid protected individuals, including civilians", he said. Read More »

Zim-violent-protests-took-mnangagwa-by-surprise

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Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor who leads the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has claimed victory based on results supporters said they collected from agents in the field. The observers expressed concern about delays in releasing the results of the presidential contest. Met this morning, in Harare, with the Commissioner General of the #Zimbabwe Republic Police, TG Matanga, and his team to discuss their preparations for Monday's harmonized elections. Read More »

Korea Constructs New Missiles While Trump Claims Denuclearization Success

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Some of them, including Australia, Belgium, France and the Philippines, have yet to recover some of their war dead from North Korea . Washington and Pyongyang remain at odds over US demands that the North give up its complete nuclear arsenal before concessions would be granted, versus the North's call for early sanctions relief. Read More »

Judge on Paul Manafort trial: Don't say 'oligarchs'

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The question of collusion with Russian Federation is not at the heart of the case against Manafort - the charges largely pre-date the five months he worked for Trump during a pivotal period in the 2016 race for the White House, some of them as campaign chairman. Read More »

NRC: FIR filed against Mamata Banerjee

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Amit Shah had hit back, saying the Bengal Chief Minister was "spreading confusion" with her claims of "civil war". "I went to meet him and enquired about his health", she told reporters. "BJP can do the politics of dividing the people in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh". Because we are there. The Trinamool Congress chief, instead, said that her priority was to ensure that the ruling BJP is ousted from power at the Centre for which the Opposition should unite. Read More »

Tommy Robinson Freed: how was he released?

I've got a lot to say, but nothing to you. The far-right leader was jailed in May after he filmed people involved in a criminal trial outside Leeds crown court and broadcast the footage on social media. At an earlier hearing, Robinson's QC argued that procedural "deficiencies" had caused "prejudice" in Leeds. Tommy will now be released on bail and in the interest of Justice Tommy needs to attend a new court hearing which will be conducted without breaking the laws. Read More »

Three killed in plane crash in rural Maine, US

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The FAA said it would investigate the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board would determine the probable cause of the accident. The plane was a twin engine Piper Aerostar registered to a Canadian pilot, according to the FAA. "It's a sad day. and now there's a whole lot of people hurting from it, all the families", said Crandall, who is also the town manager. State police said they were assisting local police at the crash site, which was in a grassy field area outside the ... Read More »

Trump Considering Sales of Guns Made by 3D Printers

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On Monday, eight states filed suit against the administration, while attorneys general in 21 states urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to pull back from the settlement. Cuomo issued a cease-and-desist letter to Defense Distributed to block the distribution of designs for 3D guns in NY. The firm reached a settlement with the Trump administration in June to allow it to legally publish the instructions. Read More »

US looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific: Mike Pompeo

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West Coast to India's west coast, has become known in diplomatic circles as shorthand for a broader and democratic-led region in place of "Asia-Pacific", which from some perspectives had authoritarian China too firmly at its center. A new initiative with a seeding of US$30 million is being kick-started to offer partners technical assistance as well as access to private legal and financial advisory services. Read More »

PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament

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The man died after being shot in the stomach, an AFP photographer said , confirming that he died at the scene. Police on Wednesday also urged locals to respect the laws of the country and maintain peace during the election period. Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF has won a majority of seats in parliament, according to the country's electoral commission. "I will not allow my vote to be stolen in plain sight". Read More »

Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

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Nowhere in the statement signed by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is there a promise by North Korea to cease all ballistic missile production. How the trailer was being used at the time of the photograph is unclear. First, one thing that has changed is this: in his call for "final, fully verified denuclearization", Pompeo dropped the word "irreversible" in his description of the denuclearization the USA seeks from North Korea. Read More »

Manafort accused of amassing ‘secret income’ as trial opens

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This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort , fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of USA district Judge T.S Ellis III, and the jury during the jury selection of his trial in Alexandria, Va ., July 31, 2018. Manafort is the only American charged by Mueller to opt for a trial. But Uzo Asonye, an attorney with the special counsel's office, told jurors that Manafort considered himself above the law, and resorted to bank fraud when his overseas income couldn't support his ... Read More »

NRC draft: Former President Fakhruddin's family among those excluded from the list

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Fear gripped the border state of Assam as India's census chief released the list of citizens in the state, which excluded those unable to prove they or their parents arrived before March 1971 when neighbouring Bangladesh was created. Over 40 lakh people in Assam have been left out from the the NRC, which is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in Assam. The government said those missing from the list would have a chance to resubmit documents between August 30 and September 28, and ... Read More »

Donald Trump offers to meet Iran without preconditions

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In Washington, a senior State Department official said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had no plans to meet with Zarif if they both participate at an Asian security forum in Singapore later this week. In the letter, Jafari said Iran never would allow talks with the Great Satan, his label for the USA, because the nation's faith in Islam has made it "enormously different from submissive nations". Read More »

Plane crashes in Mexico, all 101 on board survive

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Forty-nine people were hospitalised - the pilot and a passenger are in "critical but stable condition", CNN quoted Aispuro as saying. Rescue workers and firefighters are seen at the site where an Aeromexico airliner has suffered an "accident" in a field near the airport of Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Read More »

2 killed in Aurora shooting, one by officers

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A child suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries at the hands of the intruder. - A Colorado man was shot and killed by police in his own home - just moments after he had shot and killed an intruder. They reportedly encountered an armed man and an officer shot him. Neighbors told reporters that the man killed by police was a long-time resident of the neighborhood, a grandfather, and a retiree. Read More »

Airliner crashes in northern Mexico; 49 are hospitalized

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Jose Aispuro initially wrote in his Twitter account that "it is confirmed there were no fatalities in the accident", but he later said authorities were checking the plane's burned-out hull to make sure no one had been trapped. A reporter for network Milenio said some passengers had survived and walked to a highway to seek help. The plane was trying to take off during a storm. Read More »

Trump Says It's Time to Vote out Sen. Nelson

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In another inaccurate statement, the president claimed he is the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party. A final decision has not been made, and a number of Trump's threats toward China have been designed more to bring Chinese President Xi Jinping to the negotiating table than to fundamentally change United States economic policy, said the person, who insisted on anonymity to discuss White House deliberations. Read More »

Judge temporarily blocks release of 3D gun plans

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The legal wrangling in the US around 3D-printed firearms dates back to 2013, when Texas-based Defence Distributed started publishing downloadable gun blueprints online. Afterward, Ferguson issued the following statement: "I am thankful and relieved Judge Lasnik put a nationwide stop to the Trump Administration's unsafe decision to allow downloadable, 3D-printed ghost guns to be distributed online". Read More »

India strips four million people of citizenship in Assam

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The NRC draft, which was released on Monday, has left out almost 40 lakh people in Assam incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. People are now being asked to prove that they or their parents arrived before 24th March 1971, the day before Bangladesh declared itself an independent country from Pakistan and triggered a bitter war. Read More »

VIRGINIA: First Federal Trial Begins For Paul Manafort

According to prosecutor Greg Andres, "We don't intend to mention alleged collusion with the Russians", adding "a very small portion of the trial" will mention collusion - but only in connection to the government's claim that Manafort traded on his relationship to Trump to obtain foreign bank loans. Read More »

The fake news inquiry is a tale of British political powerlessness

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It is noted that the Commission also plans to provide companies a special status, which suggests an increased level of responsibility for the information they distribute. Lawmakers involved in the report slammed Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergTrump appointee slams Zuckerberg's Holocaust comments United Airlines donates flights to reunite families separated at border Facebook stock plummets in record one-day drop MORE for refusing to appear for testimony before ... Read More »

Mendocino Complex of Fires grows closer to communities around Clear Lake

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Cal Fire issued several new evacuation advisories. Sheriff's Lt. Corey Paulich said it's not clear how many people have been evacuated in nearby Lake County, but he said that some 150 people went to a shelter. Horses can be taken to the Redwood Riders Arena, 8300 East Road, Redwood Valley. Highway 175 is closed at Old River Road to eastbound traffic (Mendocino County) and at Highway 29 to westbound traffic (Lake County). Read More »

Donald Trump: 'Globalist Koch Brothers' a 'Total Joke'

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President Trump , left, blasted Charles Koch, right, and David Koch, as a "total joke" after the billionaire duo planned not to back North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer . The lack of an endorsement in a key race comes as the network is trying to put forward a more bipartisan face. And as the Koch network pushes Republicans to not take its support for granted, the network has quietly taken other steps to withhold its support from Senate candidates it sees as out-of-line with ... Read More »

Trump's willingness to meet with Iran is diplomatic over-confidence, Dem says

Iran's deputy speaker Ali Motahari told state news agency Irna that the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal meant that "negotiation with the Americans would be a humiliation now". No US president has met with an Iranian leader since the Washington cut diplomatic relations with Tehran a year after the 1979 revolution that toppled the shah, a US ally. Read More »

North Korea reportedly making new missiles despite summit

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North Korea is continuing production of intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at a known missile manufacturing site, USA officials with knowledge of the latest classified intelligence of North Korea's weapons programs confirmed to The Diplomat . Read More »

Trump and Conte cement populist front

Italy is competing with neighboring France over how best to deal with Libya, which has been wracked by violence for years. Left unsaid was the larger number of close allies President Trump has angered and alienated, including the president of Mexico, the prime minister of Canada, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French president Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More »