• US, Russian generals talk face-to-face on Syria
US, Russian generals talk face-to-face on Syria

His death was "the price paid in blood" for US hypocrisy, Russia's deputy foreign minister said . On 16 September, the group said six of its fighters were wounded in air strikes by government and Russian warplanes in the al-Sinaaiya area around seven kilometres from the eastern bank of the Euphrates.

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  • Latest track keeps Hurricane Maria off coast, then out to sea
Latest track keeps Hurricane Maria off coast, then out to sea

Harrisburg saw a high of 86 yesterday, which is 13 degrees above normal. I believe we will see less rain and wind than our coverage region saw from Jose. It is tracking off to the north-northwest. "There are a range of outcomes and we need to monitor them in coming days". As we head into early next week, Jose will be dead and there won't be muc...

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  • Is North Korea Peddling Dope to Get Around Sanctions?
Is North Korea Peddling Dope to Get Around Sanctions?

A few hours after China announced the enforcement of the new UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang , Beijing reported that an natural disaster, most likely caused by an explosion, was detected in North Korea . Criminalizing the drug trade means there are huge profits waiting for those willing to scoff at the drug laws, as No...

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  • Turkey says Iraqi Kurd vote 'illegitimate'
Turkey says Iraqi Kurd vote 'illegitimate'

It also said the vote could weaken the military campaign against Islamic State (IS), "in which Kurdish forces have played a critical role". This week, the military launched previously unannounced military exercises near the border with Iraq as Turkey stepped up pressure on the Kurdish region to abandon the vote.

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  • New Zealand PM English makes strong start in early election count
New Zealand PM English makes strong start in early election count

With no single party able to form a government alone, NZ First's 7.5 percent suggests Mr Peters will effectively decide the make-up of Parliament for the next three years. "Seven weeks ago I stood in front of the press and New Zealand as the newly elected leader of the New Zealand Labour Party". "It's all over, bar the special votes - but even th...

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  • Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site; cause is unknown
Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site; cause is unknown

Dotard is a word used to describe an elderly person in a state of senile decay, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The United States and the European Union on Thursday moved to impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea as South Korea warned the United Nations of the risk of accidentally igniting a war .

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  • Oil Jumps After US Gasoline Stockpiles Plunge to 22-Month Low
Oil Jumps After US Gasoline Stockpiles Plunge to 22-Month Low

November WTI crude oil futures settled at $50.73, up $0.83 or +1.66% and December Brent crude oil futures closed at $55.86, up $0.96 or +1.75%. Analysts at Panmure Gordon shared that the prices are now increasing since the last weeks as forecasts stated of increased demands from both the IEA and OPEC along with anticipated high demands from t...

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  • Pelosi defends Dream Act, deal with Trump at Sacramento event
Pelosi defends Dream Act, deal with Trump at Sacramento event

The lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco alleges the move violated the constitutional rights of immigrants who lack legal status and provided information about themselves to the USA government so they could participate in the program.

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  • Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Opens For Signature
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Opens For Signature

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on behalf of the Philippines on Wednesday, September 20. "But we need to do more to get the whole way there". It will keep us on track for achieving our goal of a world in which nuclear weapons exist only in movies or books.

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  • Global diplomacy continues at United Nations over N Korea crisis
Global diplomacy continues at United Nations over N Korea crisis

According to ship-tracking data and documents obtained by Reuters , after the newest sanctions against North Korea were announced, several North Korean ships left Russian ports without any cargo. On the other side of the ledger, it needed to address the cessation of the nuclear program and abolition of the existing arsenal, Mr Rudd said. Just tw...

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  • Netanyahu Meets Egypt's a-Sisi in First Public Forum
Netanyahu Meets Egypt's a-Sisi in First Public Forum

Pictures of the meeting showed the two men seemingly conversing well with each other. Mr El Sisi joined Mr Netanyahu and then U.S. secretary of state John Kerry for talks hosted by Jordan's King Abdullah in Aqaba in February last year, a former USA official confirmed to Agence France-Presse earlier this year.

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  • Boris May Bolt Over Brexit
Boris May Bolt Over Brexit

No 10 said Friday's Florence speech was a "significant moment" and that the Prime Minister would welcome input from her most senior ministers before it is delivered. Boris Johnson has claimed he is "mystified" by the furore over his recent Brexit intervention and revealed why he felt compelled to write a 4,000 article.

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  • Haley: Diplomacy efforts with North Korea 'pretty much exhausted'
Haley: Diplomacy efforts with North Korea 'pretty much exhausted'

Capitol. And then a discussion session on North Korea will be held jointly by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the U.S. Forces Korea; Choi Young-jin, South Korea's former ambassador to the U.S.; and Michael O'Hanlon, a senior research fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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  • Trump Wants A Grand Military Parade For The Fourth Of July
Trump Wants A Grand Military Parade For The Fourth Of July

President Trump has been keen for some time to establish more gaudy public displays of American military might, having pushed for military vehicles to participate in his inauguration. "We're going to have to try and top it", he said of the Bastille Day parade . Trump had previously expressed an interest in including military vehicles in his in...

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  • Hurricane Maria expected to strengthen near Leeward Islands: NHC
Hurricane Maria expected to strengthen near Leeward Islands: NHC

The eye of Jose , with top sustained winds of 150 km/h, should remain off the U.S. east coast, the NHC said . Hurricane warnings and watches are out for some of the islands that that saw devastating damage from Irma , including Guadeloupe, the USA and British Virgin Islands, and St.

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  • No Looking Back on Deporting Rohingyas: Indian Government Tells Apex Court
No Looking Back on Deporting Rohingyas: Indian Government Tells Apex Court

Mukesh Mittal, a senior home ministry official, said the Supreme Court must allow the government to take a decision in the wider interests of the country since some of the Rohingya have an extremist record. In its last hearing on September 11, the top court had agreed to the plea of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta , representing ...

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  • Clemson moves up to No. 2 behind Alabama
Clemson moves up to No. 2 behind Alabama

The top 5 in both polls is the same, starting with Alabama , Clemson , Oklahoma, Penn State and USC. Mississippi State's defense is probably better than expected, and with their 37-7 victory, the Bulldogs emerged from Week 3 as a contender in the SEC West, but LSU's ineptitude on offense was glaring.

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  • Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law
Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

Republicans control 52 of the Senate's 100 seats. Graham said they could have as many as 48 votes if the vote were held now. The Cassidy-Graham bill, in contrast, is comparatively simple and straightforward. House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisc., has spoken positively about the bill, as has Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative Ho...

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  • J&K: 3 civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces
J&K: 3 civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces

This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in six days, according to PTI. A BSF jawan was killed and a civilian injured last week. To substantiate his point, he had recalled 2014 when Pakistani Rangers had been resorting to heavy Shelling along the worldwide border in Jammu region and it had to stop firing following strong retaliat...

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  • Federal Court Says Trump Administration Can't Deny Funds To Sanctuary Cities
Federal Court Says Trump Administration Can't Deny Funds To Sanctuary Cities

Sessions announced in July that the Justice Department would no longer give a type of federal public safety grant to jurisdictions that withhold information about crime suspects from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The Trump administration, on the other hand, has accused sanctuary cities of putting politics over public safety. ...

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