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Radwanska kicks off New Haven title defense Radwanska kicks off New Haven title defense
- August 23, 2017

Radwanska, the World No. 10, downed the 23-year-old from Westmount, Que., 6-3, 7-5 in one hour 45 minutes. Radwanska came into the matchup with a full mastery of Bouchard's aggressive game, boasting a flawless 3-0 record in the pair previous encounters, each of those wins coming on a different surface. (more...)
Valerie Plame Wants to Buy Twitter...And Ban the President Valerie Plame Wants to Buy Twitter...And Ban the President
- August 23, 2017

President Donald Trump can't use it. The president of the United States is unlikely to be banned by Twitter at any point soon. On her GoFundMe page , she blames a sizable portion of America's ills on the president, explaining: "From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm's way". (more...)
Finnish police arrests 2 new suspects over Turku knife attack Finnish police arrests 2 new suspects over Turku knife attack
- August 23, 2017

The court said they were suspected of "participation in the murders and attempted murders, committed with terrorist intent". The nationality of the two new suspects has not been confirmed "because they have given contradicting information", said the police statement. (more...)
Strong quake rattles Ormoc City, Albuera Strong quake rattles Ormoc City, Albuera
- August 23, 2017

Delos Santos said Contretas died after she hit her head into a concrete slab during the quake , while Baloro suffered a heart attack. Ormoc City - Two women died while at least six houses were damaged on Wednesday morning when a strong quake hit this city anew, just less than two months after it was struck by a magnitude 6.9 tremor. (more...)
Bannon's Breitbart tears into Trump's Afghanistan speech
- August 23, 2017

A headline "Trump's "America First" Base Unhappy with Flip-Flop Afghanistan Speech" on Monday night blasted the President's decision to extend the USA military commitment in Afghanistan as a "flip-flop" that "reverses course", reports Politico news. (more...)
Debate Over Whether EU Might Influence British Law After Brexit Debate Over Whether EU Might Influence British Law After Brexit
- August 23, 2017

Britain said there were "existing ways of resolving disputes in worldwide agreements, without the CJEU having direct jurisdiction ". Theresa May has promised to take the United Kingdom out of the Luxembourg-based ECJ's jurisdiction after Brexit . (more...)
Researcher Behind Unverified Trump Dossier Meets Senate Investigators Researcher Behind Unverified Trump Dossier Meets Senate Investigators
- August 23, 2017

Simpson's firm hired a respected former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, to compile the dossier, which alleges that Trump had a long-running relationship with Russian Federation and that the Kremlin holds compromising material on him. (more...)
Air New Zealand FY2017 operating profit drops sharply Air New Zealand FY2017 operating profit drops sharply
- August 23, 2017

Revenue fell 2.3% to NZ$5.1 billion with revenue from carrying passengers, cargo, and contract services all slipping, says the Star Alliance carrier in an earnings statement. Chief executive Christopher Luxon said that in delivering the airline's second highest profit, it had faced an unprecedented increase in competition from some of the world's largest airlines. (more...)
Dhul Hijjah moon sighted, Eid on Sept 1 Dhul Hijjah moon sighted, Eid on Sept 1
- August 23, 2017

The festival is celebrated to commemorate the day when Prophet Muhammed Nabi's son Ismail was sacrificed heeding to Divine order. From the Totally Thames festival celebrating the River Thames, to acclaimed musicals, the city offers a variety of exciting options during this time. (more...)
Yemen: At least 35 killed in air strike in Sanaa Yemen: At least 35 killed in air strike in Sanaa
- August 23, 2017

The Houthi forces are not believed to have any air power. Whereas anonymous sources quoted by AP say that the death toll may rise as high as 60. "More than 30 martyrs in air strike on small hotel in Arhab", Houthi-run television station Almaseera said in a newsflash. (more...)
Former Intelligence Chief James Clapper's Dark Warning About Donald Trump Former Intelligence Chief James Clapper's Dark Warning About Donald Trump
- August 23, 2017

Anchor Don Lemon asked Clapper, "Are you questioning his fitness?" "Yes, I do", Clapper responded, adding that he also questions Trump's motivations. At the end of the day, Clapper said that he didn't see how the country could continue to put up with this for another three and a half years. Clapper denounced Trump's "behavior and divisiveness and complete intellectual, moral and ethical void". (more...)
Emmanuel Sanders involved in vehicle accident on way to team facility Emmanuel Sanders involved in vehicle accident on way to team facility
- August 23, 2017

Sanders reportedly told police he was late to work, which may explain why he tried using the center median. Both vehicles were damaged, but no injuries occurred, per Powell. The 30-year-old has produced three straight 1,000-yard seasons for Denver and is under contract through 2019. The Broncos' quarterback situation is no worse than it was last year, with Trevor Siemian having another year of experience under his belt, and Sanders should be in for another fantasy campaign. (more...)
Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack
- August 23, 2017

Pawley said of Thursday's attack: "There was police everywhere and ambulances, the shops started putting the shutters down". "We confirm that the person shot down in the incident in Subirats (near Barcelona) is Younes Abouyaaqoub, the perpetrator of the terrorist attack in Barcelona", police in Catalonia tweeted. (more...)
Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump shadowed during debate Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump shadowed during debate
- August 23, 2017

Louis, debate. The excerpt is a first look at Mrs. Clinton's new book " What Happened ", set to be released next month. Her observation regarding Trump was mild: "We are living in such an abnormal time in the way this White House is acting". (more...)
Wild ride: California man jumps onto tow truck after it was repossessed
- August 23, 2017

Footage posted to the Long Beach Local News Facebook page and filmed from a vehicle following along shows sparks flying and the auto swinging wildly from the tow truck's arm. Cellphone video of the vehicle repossession was posted on Facebook Monday and has been shared more than 25,000. The vehicle was swerving around, and the man on the back of the tow truck on top of it like a horse, said Ismenia Quintanilla, who witnessed it. (more...)
Firefighters who saved piglets served them up as sausages by grateful farm Firefighters who saved piglets served them up as sausages by grateful farm
- August 23, 2017

The 18 two week old piglets and two sows were in an unaffected corner of the barn, and had to be moved to safety by firefighters before tackling the fire- escaping unharmed other than a sow's burnt ear. "We farm and this is what we do". Six months later, the moment arrived to send the now-grown pigs to the slaughterhouse - and the farmers didn't forget their promise. (more...)
PM negative about calls for Korea's nuclear armament PM negative about calls for Korea's nuclear armament
- August 23, 2017

He said the military exercises are "not now on the table as part of the negotiations in any way". "At the same time, it is seeking unilateral measures, and I believe President Trump sought to pressure North Korea by showing a firm determination". (more...)
Vadra dubs CBI probe into land deals as attempt of malicious prosecution Vadra dubs CBI probe into land deals as attempt of malicious prosecution
- August 23, 2017

The Rajasthan government's request to the CBI is another "sinister attempt" to target him, said Vadra. The Rajasthan government on Tuesday transferred Robert Vadra's land deal cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Four FIRs are related with Vadra's company and now the state government has written to the CBI to investigate them altogether. The state government, after finding irregularities in the land deals, had cancelled mutations (transfer of land) of almost 374.44 ... (more...)
RJD calls for ED probe into Srijan scam, demands Nitish's resignation RJD calls for ED probe into Srijan scam, demands Nitish's resignation
- August 23, 2017

The Congress further alleged that the scam happened during Sushil Kumar Modi's tenure as Finance Minister of Bihar. The Congress though chose to not name the any minister. "To ensure a fair probe, it is required they resign from their respective posts immediately", Tewari told reporters here. Tewari, however, said such a probe will be an "eyewash" as there can not be a fair investigation by the "communal bureau of investigation", which the government allegedly uses to harass its ... (more...)
Trump alludes to a pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio Trump alludes to a pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio
- August 23, 2017

The feud between Mr. Trump and Mr. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Donald Trump would not pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday. After Mercer donated $700,000 to KelliPAC , almost all the funding for that group supporting Kelli Ward in her challenge to McCain, the senator told the Arizona Republic that he and the committee had "issued a scathing report about this guy evading taxes, his firm". (more...)
US Sanctions on Chinese and Russian Firms Over North Korea US Sanctions on Chinese and Russian Firms Over North Korea
- August 23, 2017

The move comes amid increased tension between Washington and Pyongyang, which has defied United Nations resolutions and conducted numerous missile and nuclear tests. North Korea has balked at all sanctions against the regime. "The sanctions target a range of North Korea's illicit activities and the focus on Chinese facilitators is another message to Beijing", said Anthony Ruggiero, a Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior fellow and former U.S. (more...)
'Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan'
- August 23, 2017

Pakistan has suffered plenty of severe domestic terrorist attacks as well; Tillerson said cooperating with the USA could help stem those attacks. "No country in the world has suffered more than Pakistan from the scourge of terrorism, often perpetrated from outside our borders", the FO statement asserted. (more...)
Twitterati excited for finale episode titled The Dragon and the Wolf Twitterati excited for finale episode titled The Dragon and the Wolf
- August 23, 2017

While many nobles in Westeros squabbled over the Iron Throne in King's Landing, Jon learned of, and began preparing for, a larger war - the one between life and death itself. wights fight scene), and they're not the only ones that found it far fetched. Those who have watched the second last episode of the season, must have clutched on to the nearest pillow/person/pet/anything during The Frozen Lake sequence and the zombie polar bear scene. (more...)
Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares
- August 23, 2017

It has a 14.26 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions include beverage packaging, North and Central America; beverage packaging, South America; beverage packaging, Europe; food and aerosol packaging; aerospace, and other. During the latest trading session Ulta Beauty, Inc. Gateway Inv Advisers Lc has 0.01% invested in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) for 4,414 shares. About 1.03M shares traded. (more...)
PH gold medals at SEA Games stands at 3 PH gold medals at SEA Games stands at 3
- August 23, 2017

Huelgas and Mangrobang delivered the country's second and third gold medals after Mary Joy Tabal broke the mint drought with a top finish in women's marathon Saturday. Malaysia's Irene Chong was some six minutes off at 2:25:44 to complete the podium. Tagle won a silver in the women's individual event on Sunday while Paul Marton Dela Cruz and men's individual compound also earned bronzes. (more...)
Gardaí issue warning to motorists amid fears of flooding in Donegal Gardaí issue warning to motorists amid fears of flooding in Donegal
- August 23, 2017

The Buncrana Road, between Donegal and Derry , was covered in several feet of water as stranded motorists had to be rescued by the emergency services. FLOODING REACTION: Derry battered by freak stormAs a result, all flights in and out of the airport have been cancelled today as a major clean-up operation continues. (more...)
Sanctions Against Chinese and Russians With Business Ties to North Korea Sanctions Against Chinese and Russians With Business Ties to North Korea
- August 23, 2017

Treasury official. " Treasury will continue to increase pressure on North Korea by targeting those who support the advancement of nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and isolating them from the American financial system ", said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the announcement. (more...)
Breitbart got caught in an email hoax, and it was revealing Breitbart got caught in an email hoax, and it was revealing
- August 23, 2017

McMaster. In a statement , Marlow confirmed the authenticity of the emails and blasted the premise of the prank, saying: 'If people want to know our thinking, they don't need to judge us on illicitly obtained comments that were meant to be private, they can simply read our front page'. (more...)
US Hits Russians, Chinese With New Sanctions Over North Korea US Hits Russians, Chinese With New Sanctions Over North Korea
- August 23, 2017

She made the remark hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signalled that talks with the North might be possible "in the near future". "But Kim Jong Un, I respect the fact that I believe he is starting to respect us... According to the complaint , Velmur laundered money for sanctioned North Korean banks working to procure products from sanctioned Russian petroleum products supplier JSC Independent Petroleum Company. (more...)
NJ Trains on or close to schedule following earlier derailment NJ Trains on or close to schedule following earlier derailment
- August 23, 2017

Get real-time transit updates here . The train is blocking tracks 1 through 6 at the station as Amtrak crews are working to remove the cars. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials say the moving train's operator and 41 passengers were injured. (more...)

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