• Rights Group Says More Than 1,000 People Were Detained in Russia Protests
Rights Group Says More Than 1,000 People Were Detained in Russia Protests

Russia's elections have been overshadowed by public anger over the government's plans to raise the pension age, as the country struggles with an aging population. Turnout stood at 30.8 percent. Last month he offered some concessions, but he and government officials say the age hike is necessary because rising life expectancy in Russian Federatio...

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  • Obama rebukes Trump's 'radical' politics of 'fear'
Obama rebukes Trump's 'radical' politics of 'fear'

Trump brought up the former president's speech again while he was dancing on the grave of Obamacare's individual mandate, which Republicans eliminated in their tax bill. When that happens, he says, people become cynical and decide not to participate in the political process - creating a vacuum that lobbyists and special interests fill.

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  • Diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey meet United Nations envoy on Syria
Diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey meet United Nations envoy on Syria

A top United Nations official warned Monday that an attack on rebel-held parts in Syria's Idlib in coming months could lead to this century's worst loss of life as government forces pounded the area from the air and ground. An influx of displaced people has roughly doubled the Idlib region's population to around 2.9 million people in recent yea...

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  • Hurricane Florence path rolls towards U.S. with a million people evacuated
Hurricane Florence path rolls towards U.S. with a million people evacuated

The governors of North and SC and Virginia have all declared states of emergency ahead of the approaching storm . Florence, the most powerful storm to menace the USA mainland this year, intensified into a Category 4 hurricane as it howled closer to the Carolinas on Monday (Sept 10), prompting evacuations of more than 1 million people to hi...

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  • Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on North Korea
Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on North Korea

Trump also tweeted out a quote from a Washington Examiner writer. Among the anecdotes included, former top economic adviser Gary Cohn is reported to have removed paperwork, unnoticed, from Trump's desk that the president meant to sign to withdraw the USA from trade agreements.

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  • North Korea celebrates 70th birthday with parade - but doesn't show off ICBMs
North Korea celebrates 70th birthday with parade - but doesn't show off ICBMs

US and North Korean generals met Friday in the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the next steps, a spokesman said, more than a month after 55 cases said to contain the remains of USA servicemembers were repatriated. The message from the group, that directs its propaganda mainly at the South, included a condemnation of the United States for th...

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  • Wildfire that closed key California highway doubles in size
Wildfire that closed key California highway doubles in size

The Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, campgrounds and other areas were evacuated Wednesday. "It's not in the middle of a town, but there are some rural residences" in the area, Shasta-Trinity National Forest spokeswoman Carol Underhill said.

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  • Trump calls for investigation of New York Times over op-ed 'treason'
Trump calls for investigation of New York Times over op-ed 'treason'

The explosive article also claimed that there were early whispers within the Trump cabinet "to invoke the 25th Amendment", prompted by the president's apparent "instability". Trump's claim, for example, that he would never have used the word "retarded" to describe Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quickly undermined by recordings showing he had us...

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  • Russian lawmaker - North Korea's leader confirmed readiness to visit Russia: RIA
Russian lawmaker - North Korea's leader confirmed readiness to visit Russia: RIA

In the tweet, Trump thanked the leader and said that "we will get it done together". Kim's expression of confidence in Trump, relayed by Seoul's envoy, prompted the U.S. 6, 2018. A South Korean official says North Korea's leader commented that he is committed to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The move comes ahead of Moon's third ...

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  • Bombings and air raids kill 4 in Syria's rebel-held Idlib
Bombings and air raids kill 4 in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Rouhani also spoke of "cleansing the Idlib region of terrorists", while also noting the need of protecting civilians. Citing videos shared by Syrians that a number of migrants are seen scaling the wall with ladders, local media reported that the breach, caused by the latest airstrikes in Idlib, happened near the southern Turkish province of H...

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  • Three dead, five wounded in Cincinnati shooting; suspect also dead
Three dead, five wounded in Cincinnati shooting; suspect also dead

MULTIPLE people were shot at a bank in the Midwestern US city of Cincinnati , according to media and police reports . The gunman wasn't immediately identified, and police didn't comment on possible motive. Reporter Griffin Frank wrote, "My friends inside the 5/3 building are being told to "stay where they are" after @ CincyPD reports an acti...

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  • Death toll from Japan’s Hokkaido doubles to 16: Prime Minister
Death toll from Japan’s Hokkaido doubles to 16: Prime Minister

A magnitude 6.7 natural disaster struck southern Hokkaido at 3:08 a.m. Thursday (18:08 GMT Wednesday) at the depth of 40 kilometers (24 miles), Japan's Meteorological Agency said. A football friendly between Japan and Chile scheduled for Friday has been called off. Some parts of the city were severely damaged, with houses atilt and roads crumbled...

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  • Moon names chief security adviser as special envoy to N. Korea
Moon names chief security adviser as special envoy to N. Korea

On Tuesday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry published a statement on its website arguing that such a declaration should be issued without delay, "as the first process, to manifest the political will to establish the lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula".

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  • Tensions, Many Exacerbated by Trump, Overshadow High-Level U.S. Talks in India
Tensions, Many Exacerbated by Trump, Overshadow High-Level U.S. Talks in India

The exercise will involve sea, land, and air forces. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, "I am delighted to be making my first trip to India as Secretary of State, sixteen weeks into my time". Pompeo said the USA values its relationship with India, and noted "we fully support India's rise". It already has sold US Apache attack helicopters and...

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  • DOJ to charge North Korean spy in Sony hack
DOJ to charge North Korean spy in Sony hack

A month later, USA officials blamed North Korea for the attack, an accusation backed by several organisations, including one linked to the South Korean government. The hack of the central bank of Bangladesh saw at least US$81 million stolen and transferred between a number of accounts in the Philippines and elsewhere, rendering most of it unrec...

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  • Turkish, Russian, Iranian presidents meet in Tehran
Turkish, Russian, Iranian presidents meet in Tehran

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Tehran on September 7, 2018. For Turkey , the stakes could not be higher. Turkey has accepted 3.5 million refugees from Syria since the start of the war in 2011. Turkey also does not want to see another Kurdish-controlled...

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  • PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - global
PM May says Britain will not compromise over Brexit plan - global

Writing in the popular Sunday newspaper, the British Prime Minister said she would not be pushed into compromises over Brexit that weren't in the national interest, seeking to allay fears among some in her Conservative Party that she would cave in to Brussels' demands in negotiations.

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  • Russian air strikes batter Syria's Idlib: monitor
Russian air strikes batter Syria's Idlib: monitor

Both he and his Syrian counterpart, Walid Muallem, have accused rebels of preparing to stage a chemical attack in Idlib in order to blame pro-government forces and draw new United States military retaliation. Tuesday's bombardment hit several areas held by the jihadist-led Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance, among them the large town of Jisr al-Shug...

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  • Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib
Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Minister Walid al-Moualem, speaking after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergie Lavrov in Moscow , also said Syria would not use chemical weapons in any offensive and that it did not have such weapons. Thousands of government troops and allied fighters have been amassing in areas surrounding Idlib. "This would not be meant to substantially alt...

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  • Turkey looks for diplomatic solution to avoid 'massacre' in Syria's Idlib
Turkey looks for diplomatic solution to avoid 'massacre' in Syria's Idlib

On Tuesday, the White House released an official statement condemning the attacks on Idlib and threatened military force if " chemical weapons " are used. Tuesday's bombardment hit several areas held by the jihadist-led Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance, among them the large town of Jisr al-Shughur, but also areas held by rival Turkish-backed rebel...

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  • So, Trade Negotiations With Canada Are Going Great - Hit & Run
So, Trade Negotiations With Canada Are Going Great - Hit & Run

After intense negotiations last week, US and Canadian trade teams failed to strike a deal before Mr. Trump's Friday deadline. Trumka not only said he's anxious to see America "move forward" with the deal, he bashed the prior incarnation of NAFTA, and those who upheld it.

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  • Couple ordered to hand over homeless man’s GoFundMe money
Couple ordered to hand over homeless man’s GoFundMe money

The judge ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days. The story went viral, and they later appeared on shows like " Good Morning America " and were interviewed by the BBC . Ultimately, the campaign raised more than $402,000 from more than 14,000 do...

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  • Meghan McCain contrasts father’s legacy with Trump’s ‘cheap rhetoric’
Meghan McCain contrasts father’s legacy with Trump’s ‘cheap rhetoric’

And while Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama offered subtle swipes at the current commander in chief, McCain's daughter Meghan used the words of Trump's campaign slogan to deliver a searing, unmistakable rebuke. His family did not invite Trump to Saturday's service at the Washington National Cathedral, but key members o...

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  • Thousands pay their respects to US Sen. John McCain
Thousands pay their respects to US Sen. John McCain

The Democrat dabbed his eyes early in his speech Thursday at the Phoenix memorial service for the longtime Republican senator. Gov. Doug Ducey said when it came to Arizona there were two bigs things people think of: The Grand Canyon and John McCain .

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  • Canada and the United States unable to reach NAFTA agreement
Canada and the United States unable to reach NAFTA agreement

Tense trade talks between the US and Canada broke off Friday, missing a deadline set by the Trump administration to agree to an overhaul of North American Free Trade Agreement. "There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal". Mr Trump has threatened to levy tariffs on vehicle parts exported from Canada to the United S...

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