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Iran vows to stand with Baghdad, Ankara against Iraqi Kurds' independence push

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Final results are expected by September 27. Mr Barzani said the referendum would not draw borders, and that afterwards there could be talks with Baghdad for a year or two. Turkey , which has a sizable Kurdish population and is facing a Kurdish insurgency, is fiercely opposed to the vote, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinting on military intervention on Monday. Read More »

'We Are Totally Prepared' for Military Action Against NKorea

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused Trump of declaring war on the North and threatened that Pyongyang would shoot down United States warplanes flying near the peninsula after American bombers flew close to the Korean peninsula last Saturday. Read More »

DEA Head Resigning, Apparently Over Trump

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Mr Rosenberg forcefully rejected Mr. Trump's comment, sending an email to all his staff telling them that they should not mistreat suspects, reports The New York Times . A person familiar with the move says Chuck Rosenberg will leave the post October 1. Fuentes had been a vocal critic of some Obama administration policies, including a deal reached in January between the US and Cuba because it did not require the return of a woman convicted of killing a state trooper. Read More »

German FDP reject Macron's call to create joint euro zone budget

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Analysts suggest she is likely to require to form a coalition with a Eurosceptic partner, limiting her ability to promote her view - similar to Mr Macron - of a stronger, more unified Europe without Britain . In Berlin , Merkel alluded to Macron's speech, saying it was important to move beyond "slogans" such as eurozone budget and eurozone finance minister, and to focus on details. Read More »

North Korea vows to shoot down US bombers

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US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew east of North Korea in a show of force after a heated exchange of rhetoric between Trump and Kim. Ten days after the Security Council imposed new North Korean sanctions on September 11, the U.S. announced additional unilateral sanctions under which any institution that does business with Pyongyang will lose access to the United States financial system. Read More »

More Quakes Rattle N.Korea's Nuke Test Site

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The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Korea, just 3.7 miles northwest of where the North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3, according to an official from Seoul's Korea Meteorological Administration. Read More »

USA slaps sanctions on North Korean banks, executives

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It's because he's the president. "Among the considerations is its "newsworthiness" and whether a Tweet is of public interest". US President Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Un " won't be around much longer ", which was interpreted by Pyongyang as a declaration of war . Read More »

The US is not at war with North Korea - White House

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ET today. Ri also vowed that Pyongyang would fire at any US aircraft near the country, even in worldwide airspace. "Our goal is still the same". He points the finger at US President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he threatened to "utterly destroy" North Korea, saying it may "well come to be viewed as "historic", but not in a good way". Read More »

First refugees held on Manus Island leave for US

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The flights come following extensive vetting of the asylum seekers, after the deal struck between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former United States president Barack Obama threatened to unwind after the election of Donald Trump. "While it is heartening to see refugees who have endured so much uncertainty, pain and misery find safety in the U.S., we can not ignore those still mired in Australia's cruel offshore detention system". Read More »

Trump ignores pleas to calm North Korea tensions

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In response , Kim issued a long statement in which he took the rare step of using the first person - and in which he vowed, "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire". The flight underscored "the seriousness with which we take DPRK's reckless behavior", the Pentagon said, using an acronym for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Read More »

White House denies Trump `declaration of war´ on North Korea

President", Ri said, warning that his country was "finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force". And while North Korea touted in May that it's ready to deploy new surface-to-air missiles that analysts say could potentially hit targets as far as 150 kilometres (93 miles) away, it's questionable how much of a threat the unproven system could pose to US aircraft operating far off the country's coast, Moon said. Read More »

Twitter tries to explain why Trump's posts aren't like others

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Mr Trump's post, in which he said that the North Korean leadership "won't be around much longer", was said by North Korea's foreign minister to be a declaration of war . The U.S. president is very vocal on Twitter and is often involved in controversies online. The company said it plans to update its public-facing policy soon to better reflect some of those other internal factors. Read More »

Border wall prototype construction could start this week

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Local, state and federal security forces were scouting the proposed land where several border wall prototypes are expected to be built between the US-Mexico border. Eight of them will be made of concrete while the others will be made of "other material". On the campaign trail and early in his administration, Trump had said repeatedly that Mexico would pay for the wall's construction - a proposition that has also been repeatedly rejected by Mexican leaders. Read More »

USA slaps sanctions on 8 North Korean banks

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Over the weekend, the US sent warplanes into global airspace east of North Korea, in a show of force that included B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts. Kim's government said it had the right to shoot down United States warplanes flying in worldwide airspace as a result. Trump said in the same speech that Kim Jong Un, North Korea's leader, was a "rocket man" who was "on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime". Read More »

Baby left on side of Oklahoma freeway in vehicle seat with cash

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The driver of the van said he at first thought he saw a doll in the vehicle seat, but he immediately stopped the van to check when he saw "two little feet" kicking. According to Sgt. Gary Knigh, officers also found a Social Security card, cash, and a birth certificate with the baby. A spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department said charges will likely not be filed. Read More »

Catalonia's separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote

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Spain's Interior Ministry didn't respond to repeated requests for comment. Spain's government on Saturday announced measures to exert more control over police forces in Catalonia in its latest move to stop an independence referendum scheduled for October 1. Read More »

Russia's Lavrov Tells Trump And North Korea to Cool it

Whereas Trump had said Kim Jong-un was on a "suicide mission", Ri alleged that it was Trump who was on a "suicide mission". On Monday, North Korea, which has pursued its missile and nuclear programs in defiance of global sanctions, said it "bitterly condemned the reckless remarks" of Trump. Read More »

Korea's declaration of war comments 'absurd'

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She responded, "I think the focus has long since changed". In a troubling effort to conflate Trump calling an American citizen exercising his First Amendment rights an "SOB" with the flag, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to frame President Trump's attacks on National Football League players protesting on their knee as attacks on the flag, claiming the president sees it as his job to promote and defend the flag. Read More »

Register to vote using the touch of a finger

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Visit National Voter Registration's Day voter help page . Think about the power we would have to make the changes we need in our communities if everyone was registered to vote! But if you can't attend, you can still register or update your information online at the OH secretary of state's website . Read More »

White House defends Trump over National Football League row

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Most of the players participating in the protests, which were started by former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick last season, are African-American. In so doing, he put them in straits far more hard to navigate than anything Colin Kaepernick has wrought: Stand and they are seen to obey a man who just abused his office, and millions of Americans will view them as a sellout not just to the political cause they love but also to the Constitution itself; kneel and they defy a rogue ... Read More »

All ministers including me visited Jayalalithaa in hospital, Sellur Raju says

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Jayalalithaa death video: TTV Dhinakaran has claimed that jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala had shot video of late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister before her death. Addressing the media outside his residence on Monday, TTV Dhinakaran said that the footage shot by Sasikala was available with the hospital. "We have footage shot by Chinnamma (Sasikala) when she questioned Jayalalithaa over her weight loss", Dhinakaran said. Read More »

Referendum on the eighth 'agreed' for May or June 2018, says Taoiseach

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On Tuesday, the Irish government also announced a timetable for a number of other referendums, including votes on blasphemy, the woman's life within the home, and the introduction of directly-elected mayors. The State has spent over €133m on referendums since 2000. What is the Eighth Amendment? The vote will take place in May or June 2018, just a few weeks before Pope Francis visits the country. Read More »

Top US general voices support for transgender troops

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On Tuesday, the United States sanctioned eight North Korean banks and several people tied to the country's financial networks overseas as part of ongoing efforts to isolate the regime for its nuclear and missile programs. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who has likened Trump to a barking dog , argued that the tweet amounts to a declaration of war and gives his nation the right to shoot down U.S. Read More »

Hurricanes basketball program possibly involved in federal corruption case

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The head of New York's Federal Bureau of Investigation office, William F. Sweeney Jr., says the probe is still active and investigators are conducting interviews "as we speak". According to court papers, prosecutors said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating criminal influence of student-athletes who participate in NCAA basketball since 2015. Read More »

You could go shopping with Sarah Jessica Parker in NY!

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She's Sarah Jessica Parker of " Sex and the City " fame, and she'll be taking four guests shoe-shopping at Bloomingdale's, then sending them to the ballet. Considering a pair of her shoes retail for between $295-$545 alone, this is actually a great deal! Sarah isn't the only famous face offering unique experiences in NY via Airbnb; Baby Driver actor Ansel Elgort will show guests his favourite Brooklyn hotspots on an active day of rock climbing, shopping and ping pong, while United ... Read More »

Saudi king issues decree allowing women to drive: state media

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Saudi women remain largely under the whim of male relatives due to guardianship laws. The move comes just days after women in the country were allowed into a sporting event at the King Fahd International Stadium for the first time. The kingdom has no infrastructure for women to learn to drive or obtain driver's licenses. "We would certainly welcome that", US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters. Read More »

Black Congresswoman Kneels During House Floor Speech, Accuses Trump Of Racism

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Jackson Lee, who represents central Houston, demanded to know which National Football League player's mother Trump was insulting. Sheila Jackson Lee voiced her support for athlete kneeling during that national anthem. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor, ' Jackson Lee said. Jackson Lee, who represents central Houston, spoke out against Trump in an impassioned speech on Monday night for comments at his rally in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday. Read More »

China urges North Korea, US to stop escalating war of words

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They were an "intolerable insult to the Korean people" and a declaration of war , the North's official news agency said on Monday. China's said it was vital that everyone implement all North Korea-related United Nations resolutions, which call for both tighter sanctions and efforts to resume dialogue. Read More »

Community protests after IL police shoot T-Boz's cousin 18 times

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The six officers who fired their weapons claimed Russell "aggressively advanced" towards them when he stepped out the home. In addition to police officers offering up different stories about what happened, T-Boz said her suspicion also stems from the fact that no cameras or video footage of the incident is available, a move she believes was deliberate from responding police officers. Read More »

SC baby's remains found after mother's arrest

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The baby's remains were identified as those of Aaliyana McCoy and coroners believe she died on or about July 15 at an unknown time, Fowler said. Her body has been sent to the Medical University of SC in Charleston to determine the cause of death. Read More »

Law School to provide DACA application guidance

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Under DACA , undocumented people brought to the United States as children were allowed to remain in the country by applying and registering with the federal government. The DACA issue could have a significant impact on Congress' looming December budget negotiations if not resolved, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat from IL and an outspoken supporter of so-called DREAMers, warned at a Capitol Hill rally Monday. Read More »