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Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm

And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind threats, and raising the likelihood of life-threatening freshwater flooding. Read More »

Palestinians Slam Trump Decision to Close US Mission

The U.S. "will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel", Bolton plans to say in his prepared remarks, the Journal reported , citing a draft it had reviewed. The Palestinian leadership cut off contact with the Trump administration after the United States president recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. Read More »

US, Canada extend trade negotiations to Friday

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The two sides still have to resolve differences on three key issues: dairy, culture and the Chapter 19 dispute resolution mechanism. Trump has notified Congress he intends to sign the trade deal reached last week with Mexico by the end of November, and officials said the text would be published by around October 1. Read More »

Police chase in France ends in Lyon airport incident, grounding flights

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Flights at an worldwide airport in Lyon, France, have been grounded after a man rammed a vehicle into the terminal building the sped onto the runway, before eventually being detained. The airport has been closed and all flights have been successfully grounded, according to reports. Extraordinary footage shared online shows the dramatic moment dozens of police officers give chase across the tarmac. Read More »

Woodward: Trump lawyer’s concluded that president is an ‘effing liar’

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Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office". Woodward called it "not true" that he spoke to people with an ax to grind against the president. "The honorable thing to do here is for this individual to recognize that they are literally violating an oath". Trump said Friday that sitting down with Mueller's team for an interview would be a "waste of time " but added that he's open to it. Read More »

White House Probe Into 'Anonymous' NYT Columnist Narrows To A 'Few People'

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In the Fox interview , Trump also said "we are getting the wall done", and that his Administration had already spent $3.2 billion so far on the border wall with Mexico. WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump said Friday his Justice Department should launch an investigation into what government official penned an anonymous New York Times Op-Edis job. Read More »

Florence Strengthens Into Hurricane, Continues Moving Towards East Coast

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More on Florence is below. The National Hurricane Center's breakdown of storm strength says Category 3 storms can bring "devastating" destruction. Florence appeared headed for landfall on Thursday afternoon near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, according to maps of the storm's trajectory predicted by the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Read More »

Boris Johnson booed as he watches cricket at Oval

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The Brexit plan recently proposed by Theresa May is "a suicide vest" wrapped around the British constitution, and the detonator has been handed to Brussels, Boris Johnson has said. "If it isn't now, I will make sure it is later". There is no justification for such an outrageous, inappropriate and hurtful analogy . "It's a reminder for all of us in public policy, whichever party we represent, to use measured language because I think that's what the public want to see". Read More »

Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared

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Ranging at about 16-19 percent in the traditional polls based on phone calls, the nationalists score as high as 25 percent in some online surveys, which have often been seen as at greater risk of being skewed. Jimmie Akesson of the Sweden Democrats speaks at the election party at the Kristallen restaurant in central Stockholm on September 9, 2018. "The problems in society that we warned of have grown bigger and worse and people agree with our view of reality", Sweden Democrats parliamentary ... Read More »

Seven injured in knife attack in Paris

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Minutes earlier another group of people had been attacked next to a cinema near the Bassin de la Villette, an artificial lake. Eyewitness Youssef Najah, 28, said he was walking beside the canal when he saw a man running and holding a knife about 25-30cm (10-11 inches) long. Read More »

Obama To Blame For The Rise Of Trump, Says Jacob Rees-Mogg

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Obama's point is that this, while less abnormal than Trump's deranged-emperor routine, is not normal, either. "It's a politics that pretends to be courageous and tough, but in fact is born of fear". "It's indifference. It's us not doing what we're supposed to do". "He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years ", he said. Read More »

Escalation in Basra, Setting Party Offices on Fire

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The Iranian consulate's building was not the first to be set on fire. Witnesses told dpa that black smoke covered the area around the provincial government building on Thursday as hundreds of protesters gathered outside despite a heavy security presence. Read More »

ICC says IT can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar

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Although Myanmar is not a member of the Hague-based court, Bangladesh is, and the cross-border nature of deportation was sufficient for jurisdiction, the ICC said in Thursday's ruling. Myanmar has stonewalled in response to worldwide criticism, barring journalists and diplomats from visiting the scene of the crackdown except on short, military-chaperoned trips. Read More »

Swedish PM calls far-right party racist on election eve

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In Sweden, the speaker of parliament typically consults all party leaders after an election before tasking the one most likely to succeed at forming a government. The number is far lower than the asylum-seekers Germany accepted that year, but highest per capita of any European nation. "This election is a referendum about our welfare", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said. Read More »

Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Gets 14 Days in Jail

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In addition to the prison time , Mr. Papadopoulos was sentenced to one year of supervised release and 200 hours of community service. Papadopoulos's sentence comes more than year after his July 2017 arrest for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the timing of his contacts with Joseph Mifsud, a professor with deep Russian contacts. Read More »

Bob Woodward Responds to Trump's "Fake News" Claims in TV Interview

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Cohn and Porter got away with it because Trump "doesn't remember". Vice president Mike Pence also denied he was responsible, after the writer used the word "lodestar", a term he has often used in speeches. The op-ed pages of the newspaper are managed separately from its news department. Trump et al. can't have it both ways. Asked on the plane if he trusts his White House staffers, Trump said, "I do, but what I do now is I look around the room". Read More »

Mike Pence 'never' part of 25th Amendment conversation, he says

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Asked by " Face the Nation " host Margaret Brennan whether he had participated in any discussions with other Cabinet members about removing Trump from office, Pence replied, "No". "I wouldn't know. I wouldn't know", he said, adding that the op-ed and Woodward's book, " Fear: Trump in the White House ", are attempts to distract people from the administration's successes heading into November's midterm elections. Read More »

N Korea holds military parade without advanced missiles

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With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development as it marked the 70th anniversary of the country's founding. Kim Jong Un and his South Korean counterpart Moon will meet in Pyongyang on September 18-20 for the third time this year and discuss "practical measures" toward denuclearization, officials in Seoul have said. Read More »

Texas Cop Who Fatally Shot Man After Entering Wrong Apartment Identified

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The officer will be named when charges are filed. It's unclear if the officer is in custody or in her real apartment putting together her defense strategy. "It's just not fair because of the personality that he had doesn't match the way that he died". Allison , who has held government posts in St. Lucia, where she lives and where her son grew up, said her son's death 'just feels like a nightmare'. Read More »

Powerful quake injures at least 20 in northern Japan

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NHK reported that public transit, including all high-speed Shinkansen and local trains, have been suspended. "We will do our best to save lives", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after an emergency cabinet meeting. A woman walks past a damaged building in Abira town, near Chitose, Hokkaido, northern Japan following a strong quake Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The island's only nuclear power plant, which was offline for routine safety checks, temporarily switched to a back-up generator to keep ... Read More »

Watergate's Woodward says Times Trump op-ed not up to his standards

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Trump said if the person had a high-level security clearance, "I don't want him in those meetings". "To the extent that this is another indication that the Times is the content king when real news is breaking, it's a big positive". Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, also said he did not write the op-ed in a statement . His spokesman Jarrod Agen said: "Our office is above such amateur acts", adding that the writer "should be ashamed". Read More »

Iraq parliament to hold emergency meet after Basra burns

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Oil-rich Basra - the only province in Iraq with access to the sea - has been the epicentre of protests over official neglect that have rocked Iraq since early July. His decision came after protesters took to the streets, which made it hard for security forces to enforce the curfew. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's acolytes "are following the developments in Basra with great concern and express deep sorrow for what happened there", the leader communicated in a sermon recited by his aide, ... Read More »

CJI Dipak Misra reads out the verdcit of Section 377

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While LGBT groups shed tears and celebrated, the conservative government made no immediate comment on the ruling. It said the State can not persecute people and decide the boundaries between what is permissible or not, holding that Section 377 IPC was based on "deep-rooted stereotypes of the society" that was violative of fundamental rights to equality and life with dignity. Read More »

In Mass. House race, Pressley wins fight for ‘soul’ of party

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And even if the Democrats decide that an impeachment drive would be futile - removing the President from office requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate, which fell short after the impeachments of Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998) - newly empowered Democrats would hold committee chairs and would possess the ability to issue subpoenas, a prerogative that would torment Mr. Read More »

Britain's Boris Johnson splits from wife

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According to the BBC, the couple announced their separation today, saying they were in the process of divorcing. 'As friends we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead. He served as foreign minister under May for two years until July, when he quit in protest at her Brexit negotiating strategy, saying it would leave Britain as a "colony" of the European Union. Read More »

Trump open to Russian Federation probe interview 'under certain circumstances'

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However, Giuliani said there is still debate over whether the questions will include topics over possible obstruction of justice. Mueller is looking at whether the president obstructed justice in the Russian Federation investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey previous year, and by criticizing his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the case in early 2017. Read More »

Britain requests UN Security Council meeting on Salisbury poisoning

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The men stayed at a hotel in London and travelled from Waterloo train station before being captured again on CCTV at Salisbury on March 4, the day the Skripals were attacked on March 4. Addressing the council, Ms Pierce, said the nerve agent attack was a "direct challenge" to the "rules-based global system that has kept all of us safe since 1945". Read More »

#PlaidShirtGuy and his facial expressions go viral during Trump rally

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According to a Daily Mail report, Linfesty and his friends were randomly picked up to stand behind Trump during the rally. He said him and his friends did not have an agenda and had an open mind before attending. The two people directly behind Trump for a portion of the event appeared to clearly be there for the express goal of providing a visual commentary track mocking everything he said. Read More »

Donald Trump to Supporters: If You Don't Vote, I Might Get Impeached

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Trump says Thursday: "I don't like what Nike did". "It's embarrassing to watch those people make fools of themselves as they scream and shout at this great gentleman", Trump said after three days of committee hearings on the nomination. Getty Trump's impeachment odds have hovered in the forty-percent range for several months, and might increase in the coming months leading up to the midterms. Read More »

Sen. Collins mum on Kavanaugh vote as pressure grows

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Frequent disruptions by protesters and interruptions by Senate Democrats calling for a delay in the hearings led Texas Sen. Democrats said Kavanaugh should not confuse birth control with abortion. The query appeared to unnerve Kavanaugh. "As we head in to the most grueling weeks of this cycle, we hope that his message will be the fuel Iowa Democrats need to put our candidates over the top in November", Troy Price, the state party chairman, said in a release announcing Booker's selection. Read More »

Remnants of tropical storm expected to cause flooding into Monday

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This "lift" basically increases the area of rain over Missouri and IL, leading to a heavy rain threat for much of Friday night through Saturday. Parts of the Midwest and eastern USA may see 10 inches of rain through Tuesday. Though Gordon won't be hitting southern Ontario as hard as other places throughout the U.S., Environment Canada says Sunday and Monday are expected to see light to heavy rainfall. Read More »

Cincinnati victims didn't have any known links to gunman

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Pruthviraj Kandepi, from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, was killed when 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez from the town of North Bend, Ohio, opened fire at the headquarters for the Fifth Third Bank near Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati , police said . Read More »