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Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods
- September 15, 2018

He said there had been three confirmed deaths from the storm and several others were being investigated to determine if they were storm-related. More than 22,000 people fleeing the storm have taken shelter at 157 shelters open across the state. (more...)
Trump takes another shot at John Kerry for meetings with Iranian official Trump takes another shot at John Kerry for meetings with Iranian official
- September 15, 2018

And according to him, right, you don't have to take my word for it, he - these are his answers, he was talking to them. During interviews this week Mr Kerry has accused the Trump administration of pursuing a policy of regime change in Iran . (more...)
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says in hindsight could have handled Rakhine issue better Myanmar's Suu Kyi says in hindsight could have handled Rakhine issue better
- September 15, 2018

Suu Kyi on Thursday drew shark rebukes from USA officials after she insisted the jailing of the two journalists did not violate freedom of speech. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay was not immediately available to comment on Suu Kyi's remarks. Vice President Mike Pence has appealed for the reporters, U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, to be released, adding his voice to a chorus of global condemnation of the sentencing. (more...)
Manafort Wants Manafort Wants "No Cooperation" Plea Deal
- September 15, 2018

Spokesmen for special counsel Mueller and Manafort would not respond to requests for comment. Manafort was convicted on eight counts of tax and bank fraud in federal court in Virginia in August, a development that was widely viewed as a victory for Mueller's team in his first court test of the Russian Federation probe. (more...)
U.S. fighters intercept Russian bomber near Alaska U.S. fighters intercept Russian bomber near Alaska
- September 15, 2018

NORAD, however, released a photo of an F-22 flying close to one of the Russian bombers. "At some stages of the route, the aircraft of Russia's Aerospace Forces were escorted by two F-22 fighter jets of the US Air Force". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in the Baltics. "The Russian aircraft remained in worldwide airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace", NORAD said. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Trump's Denial of Puerto Rico Death Toll Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Denounces Trump's Denial of Puerto Rico Death Toll
- September 15, 2018

Today, President Trump said, "3,000 people didn't die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico ". As time went by it did not go up by much. Trump then added that the high death toll was a result of Democrats trying to make him look bad. (more...)
Paul Manafort pleads GUILTY and will cooperate with Mueller probe Paul Manafort pleads GUILTY and will cooperate with Mueller probe
- September 15, 2018

There was no sentencing Friday, and Manafort is still detained in prison in Alexandria. In Virginia, he was found guilty on five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding a foreign bank account, and two bank fraud charges - all felonies. By striking an 11th-hour deal with Mueller, Manafort could be putting that potential pardon in jeopardy. "This is an existential threat to the Presidency", tweeted Mitchell Epner, a former assistant U.S. (more...)
Intense footage shows rockslide on popular Greek beach, sending waves of damage Intense footage shows rockslide on popular Greek beach, sending waves of damage
- September 15, 2018

Navagio is one of the island's main attractions with its crystal blue waters and a shipwreck on the shore. Their injuries were not life-threatening, though a 37-year-old Czech tourist did sustain a spinal injury that will be checked by a specialist in Patra in western Greece. (more...)
NH firefighters help battle Mass. fires; evacuations announced in three towns NH firefighters help battle Mass. fires; evacuations announced in three towns
- September 15, 2018

Fire investigators suspected "over-pressurization of a gas main" belonging to Columbia Gas of MA led to the series of explosions and fires, Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield said at a news conference. "I couldn't imagine if that was my house", said Razin, who purchased his home almost two years ago. At least 100 buildings have been destroyed or severely damaged after explosions triggered fires in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts, close to the city of ... (more...)
Financial Times: EU to give Barnier mandate to close Brexit deals Financial Times: EU to give Barnier mandate to close Brexit deals
- September 14, 2018

The pound pared early losses after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would work "day and night" on reaching a deal with the UK. British politicians inside May's governing Tory party, as well as in the opposition Labour Party, are preparing to sabotage the agreement. Once a deal is reached, it has to go to the United Kingdom parliament and the European Parliament for approval. (more...)
Trump to mandate sanctions against foreign governments that interfere in United States elections Trump to mandate sanctions against foreign governments that interfere in United States elections
- September 14, 2018

The threatened sanctions are notable because they aim not just at foreign companies and individuals seeking to disrupt USA electoral infrastructure - electoral databases, vote tabulation processes and the like - but also of propaganda campaigns and leaks of sensitive political information. (more...)
Pope receives US Church leaders to discuss clerical sex abuse crisis Pope receives US Church leaders to discuss clerical sex abuse crisis
- September 14, 2018

Also attending the meeting were Archbishop Jose Gomez, vice president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Monsignor Brian Bransfield, the conference's general secretary. The Vatican has directed Lori to serve as an apostolic administrator to the West Virginia diocese while the investigation is under way and until a new bishop is installed, the release states. (more...)
Russia's Putin says his Japan peace treaty proposal was no joke Russia's Putin says his Japan peace treaty proposal was no joke
- September 14, 2018

Both Abe and Putin say they want a solution to the dispute. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Wednesday that Russia and Japan sign a peace treaty by the end of the year without preconditions. "We are both fully aware that it will not be easy". "The Putin-Xi meeting in Vladivostok was "...of far-reaching significance as it cemented mutual trust and friendship and promoted win-win regional cooperation", said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, according to Xinhua . (more...)
Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort 'strikes plea deal' Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort 'strikes plea deal'
- September 14, 2018

However, none of the charges relate to collusion with Russian Federation in the election. It comes three weeks after Paul Manafort was convicted in a separate trial on eight counts related to financial fraud, and as the Mueller investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation increasingly pressures the White House. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom laid to rest Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom laid to rest
- September 14, 2018

The funeral prayers for Kulsoom Nawaz has been offered by his sons Hassan Hussain Nawaz, grandsons, immediate family members and party workers, supporters and public in general.at Regent Park Mosque. Security has also been tightened around their residence and traffic wardens have been deployed to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday left for London to bring back the body of his sister-in-law. (more...)
Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians
- September 14, 2018

Putin said at a forum in Vladivostok in response to a question from a reporter. Vladimir Putin added that he hoped they would soon tell their story in public. The prime minister's spokesman said: 'These men used a devastatingly toxic illegal chemical weapon on the streets of our country.The government has exposed the role of the GRU and its operatives. (more...)
Donald Trump disputes Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria death toll, blames Democrats Donald Trump disputes Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria death toll, blames Democrats
- September 14, 2018

When Trump was criticized for his lackadaisical response, he added insult to injury by blasting the mayor of San Juan for "poor leadership ability". Among them were a lack of training for physicians on how to certify deaths after a natural disaster and the government's lack of communication about proper death-certificate reporting before the 2017 hurricane season. (more...)
New EU-AU partnership to create 10 million jobs New EU-AU partnership to create 10 million jobs
- September 14, 2018

The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has delivered a serious blow to Theresa May's hopes of salvaging her proposal for post-Brexit trade relations with the EU, using a major speech to warn the Chequers plan to keep the United Kingdom in a single market for goods was unworkable. (more...)
European Union parliament votes to stop Hungary's 'threat' to democracy European Union parliament votes to stop Hungary's 'threat' to democracy
- September 14, 2018

The lawmakers voted 448-197 in favour of a report recommending the launch of a so-called Article 7 procedure, which could lead to the suspension of Hungary's European Union voting rights. Timmermans said the European Commission has launched "audits and other investigations" into the alleged misuse in Hungary of EU funds. The centre-right European People's Party, in which both Hungary's ruling Fidesz party and Orban's main political opponent in Europe, German chancellor Angela Merkel's ... (more...)
Idlib assault would lead to risks for Europe - Erdogan Idlib assault would lead to risks for Europe - Erdogan
- September 14, 2018

But Russia and Iran have rejected Turkey's call for a ceasefire . The Kremlin's disinformation campaign is ramping up ahead of the planned Russian and Syrian government operation in Idlib , billed as the last major battle of the Syrian war. (more...)
Chinese restaurant lose $288m after a dead rat was found in hotpot Chinese restaurant lose $288m after a dead rat was found in hotpot
- September 14, 2018

The well-known chain, Xiabu Xiabu, was closed for an investigation by health officials after the incident occurred and stock hit the lowest level in nearly a year after news spread, the BBC reports. On 11 September, the company's share price hit its lowest level since October a year ago. Xiabu Xiabu and one of its rivals, Haidilao, have reported surging sales and an expanding network of restaurants. (more...)
Hurricane Florence hits Carolinas, 10 mn people in potential disaster zone Hurricane Florence hits Carolinas, 10 mn people in potential disaster zone
- September 14, 2018

BB&T, which is based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and operates 1,900 branches across the country, is likely to be among the most affected by Hurricane Florence . A spokeswoman for Love's Travel Stops says demand for gasoline has doubled at numerous company's truck-stop locations in the path of Hurricane Florence. (more...)
Donald Wuerl to talk resignation with Pope Francis in Vatican
- September 13, 2018

The attorneys general of Illinois, Missouri , Nebraska, New Jersey and New Mexico are investigating sex abuse by Catholic priests in their states. With the Catholic Church in crisis once again over clerical sex abuse and cover-up, Pope Francis will meet on Thursday with United States cardinals and bishops who are demanding to know how one of their own was able to climb the clerical ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians. (more...)
Six People Dead After Shooting In Bakersfield Six People Dead After Shooting In Bakersfield
- September 13, 2018

He commandeered a vehicle before he killed himself when he was confronted by a sheriff's deputy, Youngblood said. " Obviously, these are not random shootings ", said Youngblood, but could not elaborate on the possible motive of the attacker. (more...)
11 dead, 44 injured in China SUV attack 11 dead, 44 injured in China SUV attack
- September 13, 2018

In this image made from video, a nurse performs CPR on an injured person at a hospital in Hengyang in south China's Hunan province. Harrowing footage showed hundreds of people running away in panic as the 4x4 smashed into the crowd. Knife attacks by disgruntled people in public places and schools to highlight their grievances periodically occur in China. Videos of the incident were posted to social media and widely shared, depicting scenes of carnage and chaos in the square , which was ... (more...)
Trump pushes conspiracy theory denying Puerto Rico hurricane death toll Trump pushes conspiracy theory denying Puerto Rico hurricane death toll
- September 13, 2018

A team of researchers at Harvard University announced in May that they believed Hurricane Maria's death toll was 4,600. The bottles were part of relief efforts after the devastating hurricane ripped through the USA territory. 20. On Wednesday, the Puerto Rican government placed much of the blame for the abandoned bottles on FEMA. "And you are killing us with the inefficiency and bureaucracy". (more...)
San Juan Mayor: 'God Bless' Potential Hurricane Florence Victims San Juan Mayor: 'God Bless' Potential Hurricane Florence Victims
- September 13, 2018

The President praised the job FEMA and law enforcement did in Puerto Rico as " an incredible, unsung success ". San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told CNN on Tuesday night that Trump "just keeps adding insult to injury". For Maria, there was a large gap between when the first loan was approved and when loans started ramping up. The report also found FEMA had been understaffed going into the hurricane season and that most specialized disaster staffers were deployed to the other ... (more...)
Man arrested for eating breakfast with woman Man arrested for eating breakfast with woman
- September 13, 2018

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained an Egyptian hotel worker on Sunday after a video went viral on social media in which he could be seen eating breakfast with a female Saudi, said the labor ministry. The Ministry reported that the owner of the hotel was caused due to non-compliance with state regulations that stipulate gender-segregative workplace. (more...)
Admission to President's Fundraiser Tonight at Trump International Hotel Won't Come Cheap Admission to President's Fundraiser Tonight at Trump International Hotel Won't Come Cheap
- September 13, 2018

Yesterday, Gallup released its regular weekly polling update , which placed Trump's approval rating at almost the same: 54% approve and 40% disapprove. Lisa Brown will ensure there is real accountability for the president. Republicans , however, said by 62 to 11 percent that Congress does enough to check Trump. (more...)
Russian Federation starts biggest war games since USSR Russian Federation starts biggest war games since USSR
- September 13, 2018

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokesman Dylan White said the war games revealed "a more assertive Russia" which is "significantly increasing its defence budget and military presence". He added: "Russia also thinks that the global reactions to its appalling behaviour over recent years - including the seizure of Crimea, aggression against Ukraine, causing and abetting untold suffering in Syria, the attempted murder of the Skripals and more - are just more indications of this "aggressive and ... (more...)

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