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Russia is peace-loving state: Putin


On site, Mr Putin praised the "mastery" of the Russian army and its "ability to deal with potential threats". " Russia is a peaceful nation", Putin said Thursday, according to the AP, before adding that it must "be ready to protect its sovereignty, security and national interests, and, if necessary, support our allies". Read More »

Accused Russian Hit Men: We Were in Salisbury for Sightseeing, Not Poisoning


The men said that far from plotting to poison a turncoat spy with a deadly nerve agent, they were actually just in England to admire the Gothic architecture in the city of Salisbury . "Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town", the man known as Petrov told the RT TV network. "Maybe we did [approach] Skripal's house but we don't know where it's located". Read More »

As Florence weakens, live surf cam videos show impact on Carolinas


In addition to the coastal flood warning, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Hampton Roads from Poquoson to the Virginia-North Carolina border because of Hurricane Florence . Hurricanes are categorized on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the strongest. Outer bands from the hurricane are now lashing land, at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm's eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. Read More »

Seven hurt in Greek island beach rockslide


None of the injuries sustained in the incident on Thursday afternoon are believed to be life-threatening. The 21-year-old, who works for a tour company on the island, said: "The rock that fell, oh gosh, it would be like a four storey building falling onto the beach ". Read More »

US imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms


The US announced new sanctions against North Korea on Thursday, taking aim at a Chinese company, its North Korean CEO and its Russia-based sister company. Russian Federation has said the USA had acted without evidence on the basis of groundless accusations. MsHaley called for the initial version of the report - dating from early August - to be published. Read More »

European Union parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values


A breach of EU values justifies a reaction at EU level and this is what the procedure under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union aims to achieve. Similarly, the stance being taken by the Orban government is also being echoed in other countries such as Italy. They strongly deny it was to secure Hungary's support in the Brexit process or out of admiration for the country's leader. Read More »

Germany urges Russian Federation to avert Syria humanitarian crisis


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. According to the report, Turkey was represented by Ibrahim Kalin, Mr Erdogan's special adviser; Germany by its national security adviser John Hacker; France by Philipe Etienne, senior diplomatic counselor for French President Emmanuel Macron; and Russian Federation by Yuri Ushakov, senior adviser to Mr Putin. Read More »

Trump Falsely Claims Nearly 3,000 Americans In Puerto Rico ‘Did Not Die’


Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports . And she was quick to respond to Trump's tweets on Puerto Rico's death toll, declaring that the comments " might be a new low ". John McCain. And Navarro has been absolutely livid about Trump's recent claims that the 2975 death toll in Puerto Rico is merely a Democratic Party fabrication. Read More »

Update from Virginia Beach as Hurricane Florence starts flooding the Carolinas


A mother and infant were killed in Wilmington when a tree fell on their house as Hurricane Florence crashed into North Carolina on Friday, swamping streets with torrential rain and a powerful storm surge. - The number of North Carolina residents without power is now more than 480,000, according to North Carolina Emergency Management. "Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h)". Read More »

Georgia under state of emergency ahead of hurricane

Officials in at least one area that ordered an evacuation will be going to homes to ask people planning to ride it out for information on their next of kin, CNN reported Wednesday. The impact of storm surge on the coast will depend on whether the storm's arrival coincides with high tide. Florence's weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who anxious that the storm could still be deadly. Read More »

Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

But these winds combined with a giant storm surge and deluge of rain are brewing havoc along the coast. Donald Trump was to visit hurricane-hit zones "early to the middle of next week", the White House said, "once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts". Read More »

USA fighter jets intercept two Russian bombers near Alaska


Then again, right through that earlier intercept, the Russian Tu-95s had been now not escorted by Russian fighter jets.Two Russian Tu-ninety five bombers had been also intercepted by F-22's off the wing of Alaska in Can also, nearly a 365 days after the last encounter of this model. Read More »

Red Sox Manager Calls Trump's Puerto Rico Tweets "Disrespectful"

Trump tweeted that the reported number of about 3,000 was inaccurate and had been pushed by opponents just to make him look bad . "If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them on to the list", he tweeted. As the storm lashed North and South Carolina Friday as a hurricane, FEMA officials warned of the storm's menacing rain. It was initially said to have killed just 64 people. Read More »

Manafort forfeits Trump Tower apartment in plea deal


There was some concern about the risk to Mr Mueller's investigation faced going into the Manafort trials. According to documents released with his guilty plea , Papadopoulos offered to help set up a meeting with then-candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Gas explosions spark fires in dozens of homes in MA


Gas remained shut off on Friday (Saturday NZT) in most of the area, and the streets were eerily deserted. A teenager in a auto outside a home on Chickering Road was killed when an explosion launched a chimney onto his vehicle, officials said . Read More »

Russian accused by London over spy poisoning may speak next week


Russian Federation has consistently denied any role in either incident. The allegations are staunchly denied by the Kremlin and on Wednesday Mr Putin said the men had been discounted as members of his shadowy security network. Det Sgt Nick Bailey also fell unwell after responding to the incident in the metropolis of Salisbury. Investigators said the banned Soviet-era nerve agent novichok was found on the front door to their home. Read More »

Donald Trump postpones visit to Ireland


DONALD TRUMP's proposed trip to Ireland could yet go ahead after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said no official decision had been made on the visit. The extend within the president's search the advice of with might presumably presumably also just come as a relief, with several Irish political parties suggesting they'd stage protests which can presumably maybe contemporary a diplomatic predicament for the government. Read More »

Documents show $10M moved from FEMA to ICE


The transfer of funds to Immigration and Customs Enforcement "has not impacted our situation whatsoever", said Jeff Byard , the associate administrator of an arm of FEMA . "While Puerto Rican families struggled to survive a disaster our government largely ignored, the White House and DHS took funds from FEMA's coffers to jail more asylum seekers and beloved community members", Heidi Altman, the director of policy for the National Immigrant Justice Center, told NPR via email. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz's Body Reaches Lahore, Funeral Tonight


The former premier and his daughter was given parole for 12 hours but the government of Punjab province extended it to three days so they can attend the funeral on Friday. Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma past year, barely a month after Nawaz was removed from office by the Supreme Court, which ordered him to face trial in an anti-corruption court. Read More »

European court rules against Britain over mass surveillance


They concluded that the mass trawling for information by Britain's GCHQ spy agency violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights regarding the right to privacy because there was " insufficient oversight " of the programme. "First, the lack of oversight of the entire selection process, including the selection of bearers for interception, the selectors and search criteria for filtering intercepted communications, and the selection of material for examination by an analyst". Read More »

Paul Manafort Has Reportedly Agreed ‘Tentatively’ to Deal with Mueller’s Office


Earlier, ABC News , citing three unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions, said Manafort had tentatively agreed to a plea deal and it was expected to be announced at a court hearing on Friday in Washington . District Court in Washington on Monday. The report of a tentative deal comes days before jury selection is expected to begin for Manafort's trial in D.C., which is set to kick off with opening statements on September 24. Read More »

Suspects in Skripal poisoning 'civilians, not criminals' - Putin


In the months following the attack, Britain and other countries pointed the finger of blame at Russian Federation but the nation has denied any involvement. Rowley gave it to his girlfriend, Dawn Sturgess, who later died. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed Tuesday that Rowley and Sturgess were also exposed to Novichok. Read More »

Financial Times: EU to give Barnier mandate to close Brexit deals


Pro-Brexit Tories are said to have spent several hours plotting to oust her on Tuesday night because they think she's betraying their vision of a clean break from the EU. Barnier's comments also dragged the Euro upwards yesterday, given the degree to which a smoother Brexit would alleviate pressure on the Eurozone economy. Read More »

EU Parliament to Debate Possible Sanctions Against Hungary


The Sargentini report details a long list of "concerns" regarding violations of European Union freedoms and values in the press, universities, minorities, migrants, and corruption and the independence of the judiciary. The Commission, headed by EPP member Jean-Claude Juncker, has repeatedly clashed with Orban's government, especially since Budapest refused to admit asylum seekers under an European Union scheme launched at the height of the migration crisis in 2015. Read More »

Dead Rat In Soup Causes Chinese Restaurant Chain To Lose $190M


The woman's husband, Mr Ma, said he alerted restaurant staff to the situation and was offered cash for abortion if they were anxious about the health of the baby. Shares of Xiabu Xiabu in Hong Kong plunged 12 percent Monday and Tuesday causing the company's market value to plummet around £145 million. However, according to BBC News , that statement has since been deleted. Read More »

Juncker calls on European Union to flex global muscle as United States retreats


Mr Juncker said the European Union and its member states "will always show loyalty and solidarity with Ireland when it comes to the Irish border". Worries over how far hostile parties within and outside the European Union might try to manipulate the EU elections also lie behind a proposal to impose fines on politicians caught cheating on data protection rules and to beef up oversight of campaigning. Read More »

Landslide at famed Greek 'shipwreck' beach injures 7

The rest only had minor injuries . One foreign woman was injured and transported to hospital, the coast guard said, adding that the beach was evacuated and boats were banned from approaching the cove until further notice. There were no people missing, one of the officials said but authorities were combing land and sea as a precaution, the official said. Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can. Read More »

Pope orders investigation into United States bishop


Claiming the Pope had personally ignored abuse allegations against prominent USA cardinal Theodore McCarrick for five years, Vigano also called on Francis to step down. Pope Francis has called a meeting for mid February with bishops from around the world to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children - evidence he realizes the scandal is global and inaction threatens to undermine his legacy. Read More »

9-Year-Old Kicks Off Australia's Anthem Protests For Indigenous People


Shock jock Alan Jones and controversial commentator Mark Latham said Harper was "defying the school". Harper said she arrived at the decision to protest herself but had discussed the issue with her parents. The Courier-Mail reported yesterday that the Kenmore South State School Year 4 student had been threatened with suspension and given detention because she refused to stand for the national anthem. Read More »