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World Merkel taps brake as Macron pushes euro zone reform
Author: 0 Merkel taps brake as Macron pushes euro zone reform

Her likely liberal partners are opposed to Macron's idea of a substantial common budget, fearful of what they consider to be careless spending habits in France and Europe's south. Tusk said he would seek "real solutions to real problems" and stressed the need to make progress "step-by-step, issue-by-issue". European Council chief Donald Tusk will consult with all member states in the next two weeks and will draw up for the next year a working program of palpable actions that EU leaders ...

World Supreme Court takes case that could hit California public employee unions
Author: 0 Supreme Court takes case that could hit California public employee unions

But Mark Mix, president of the Washington-based National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, called the high court's decision to hear the case a victory for millions of police officers, firefighters and other employees "from the injustice of being forced to subsidize a union as a condition of working for their own government".

World Trump administration projects confidence amid Puerto Rico crisis
Author: 0 Trump administration projects confidence amid Puerto Rico crisis

As days pass, the needs for fuel, food and water continue to increase. She worked as an adviser to the San Juan mayor and the president of Puerto Rico's House of representatives, according to her biography. In the nearby fishing town of Catano, authorities said they would open a distribution point over the weekend to hand out food and water, almost two weeks after the hurricane hit.

World Teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing will plead guilty, lawyer says
Author: 0 Teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing will plead guilty, lawyer says

During the trial, a psychologist testified that Weier developed a condition called shared delusional disorder, in which she came to share Geyser's delusion that Slenderman was real, CNN affiliate WISN reported . "She will be held in a mental facility and treated until doctors deem her well enough to be released", her lawyer Donna Kuchler told AFP. She previously pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease.

World Local family of Puerto Rico residents wait, watch and worry
Author: 0 Local family of Puerto Rico residents wait, watch and worry

This story is developing and we'll update it with responses from other tech companies as we get them. "This is not a good news story, ' Carmen Yulin Cruz told CNN on Friday". Speaking at a hotel a few blocks from the White House , Trump mentioned that Puerto Rico's electrical grid and infrastructure had been in poor shape beforehand, saying, "we're literally starting from scratch".

World Who is San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto?
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She said that if anyone can send anything solar-powered, she would pick it up and distribute it. The team will be entirely self-sufficient to preserve limited food supplies and other resources on the island for its residents. "Again, Mr. Trump, we appreciate everything you are doing and we know it can be done faster", Cruz said. "The people of Puerto Rico should not have any fear that there is not going to be food or medicine on the island".

World Liam Neeson Is Now
Author: 0 Liam Neeson Is Now "Unretired" From Action Movies

Earlier this month, while Mark Felt was screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was reported that Neeson had described his shoot-'em-up screen success as "all a pure accident" and had signalled that the end was nigh. I'm going to be doing action movies until they bury me in the ground. Neeson even states that he has learned a lot about history and simultaneously read about the FBI, Mark Felt while preparing for his role.

World Nicki Minaj And Azealia Banks Have Officially Squashed Their Beef
Author: 0 Nicki Minaj And Azealia Banks Have Officially Squashed Their Beef

Banks adds, "Now that I'm growing up I'm realizing a lot about what it means to be a strong woman and you've showed nothing but strength and perseverance from day one". In what might have been a surprising moment for Banks, Nicki responded to Banks' message. She continued to insist that Nicki deserves a Grammy Award and a "rich Russian billionaire" to sweep her off her feet.

World Puerto Rico power outage set to hurt global reinsurers
Author: 0 Puerto Rico power outage set to hurt global reinsurers

Others complained of an absence of basics like tarps for roofs and the continuing lack of running water. CHANG: The islands are so heavily dependent on tourism. "Fuel, water & medicine sitting at the docks". "All the other support they need can't come in until we get the ports and airfields open, so that's why Northern Command has placed that at the top of the list in terms of the support we're providing", he said .

World More flights leaving San Juan, but thousands are still stranded
Author: 0 More flights leaving San Juan, but thousands are still stranded

A Portland woman was among those anxious about family members enduring worsening conditions in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria struck the island. "I'm very upset, very uptight, I've been crying a lot", Escabi, a retiree who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. That is how bad this is. In a series of tweets , he emphasized the extent of the damage in Puerto Rico , but also focused on the gratitude of the Puerto Rican government, the "great job" of first responders, and his wish for the media to ...

World Philadelphia, State Officials Speak Out On Crisis In Puerto Rico
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It includes a recitation of the catastrophes Hurricane Maria brought, including the loss of most power and communications, the deaths of at least sixteen, and the thousands left homeless, to make the case the island can not wait for aid and that the Jones Act, which has restricted assistance, must be lifted for more than ten days.

World Carmakers are so ready for women start driving in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Carmakers are so ready for women start driving in Saudi Arabia

The secretary-general of the United Nations has welcomed Saudi Arabia's move allowing women to drive in the ultraconservative kingdom beginning next summer. Nauert is calling it "a great step in the right direction for that country". In cases where relevant technology has not yet been implemented, 64 percent of retailers in Saudi Arabia say this is due to the perceived cost of the upgrade, while almost half (48 percent) attribute a lack of information and compatibility issues as the main ...

World Locals find few flights to bring relief to Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Locals find few flights to bring relief to Puerto Rico

Co-owner of Mason's Creamery, Helen Qin, said since the Hurricane hit Puerto Rico , everyone at the shop has been checking up on her. "I'm sorry but that really upsets me and frustrates me", she added. FEMA chief Long acknowledged that the biggest issue in Puerto Rico was distribution of goods and a huge challenge for FEMA, and that he was "not satisfied" with the situation in Puerto Rico .

World Dead, 2 Injured After Pair Of Rockslides At Yosemite's El Capitan
Author: 0 Dead, 2 Injured After Pair Of Rockslides At Yosemite's El Capitan

Fresno television station KSEE reported that Evans was airlifted to a hospital in Modesto and was expected to survive. "We didn't know what had happened, but it shattered (the glass) and the dust just poured in", Evans said. "Yosemite has broken Andy", the caption read. Seven rockfalls occurred over four hours on Wednesday afternoon, the park service said. In that incident, rock climber Peter Terbush was killed by a rockfall from Glacier Point June 13 1999.

World Trump touts Pence's Indiana income tax cut during speech
Author: 0 Trump touts Pence's Indiana income tax cut during speech

The nine-page Republican framework is short on details, but it is still being viewed as a major step in the administration's attempts to overhaul the U.S. A comprehensive rewrite of the American tax code has eluded previous administrations and Congress for decades. In theory, if someone were in what is now the highest personal income tax bracket of 39.6 percent, and if they went through the hassle of setting themselves up as an S corporation , they would have only seen a relatively ...

World NK official handling USA affairs begins Russian Federation visit
Author: 0 NK official handling USA affairs begins Russian Federation visit

The ministry's Mikhail Ulyanov said the country was working "behind the scenes" to find a political solution, but admitted the use of sanctions against North Korea is nearly exhausted. He said that any military conflict would have a "catastrophic consequence". China echoed Russia's concerns, and said war on the peninsula would have "no winners".

World 120K flee imminent Bali volcano eruption
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Mount Agung killed 1,000 people when it last erupted in 1963. The more than 130,000 people who have fled are staying in community centers or other shelters in safer areas of the island. That's more than double the estimated population within the immediate danger zone, but people farther from the mountain are leaving too. The volcano is one of over 1000 now active across Indonesia.

World Trump admin targets private Facebook info in warrants
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President Donald Trump's administration has served Facebook with three search warrants to obtain user information for people associated with an anti-Trump page. "Jeff Sessions doesn't need to see my family photos". United States government attorneys have also slapped the web hosting firm DreamHost with a similar warrant, which sought data on visitors to a DisruptJ20 site organizing a protest during Trump's inauguration - a demand also tied up in court.

World UAE: Government to build Mars prototype city
Author: 0 UAE: Government to build Mars prototype city

Finally, the project will implement an experiment wherein a team will spend a year living in the simulated planet for a year. The UAE plans to have another base like this built on Mars by the year 2117, before that they wish to launch their first spacecraft in 2020 which shall land a probe on Mars in 2021.

World Mom's Shocking Photo Shows Why Child Car Seats Work
Author: 0 Mom's Shocking Photo Shows Why Child Car Seats Work

These must be rear-facing until the child is 15 months old, and have to be high-backed until the child is over 22kg, at which point a booster cushion is allowed. And in any event they were both getting too tall for the seats. "I never expected this post to be seen by so many people", Rabberman says in a postscript.

World The White House finally waived the Jones Act to help Puerto Rico
Author: 0 The White House finally waived the Jones Act to help Puerto Rico

A week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico , millions of people are still without power, water or fuel. A dual-status commander can marshal USA military forces to help clear roads, move supplies and get crews into remote places to assist in fixing the electrical grid, coordinating with public agencies and private utilities.

World 1 killed in explosion in Kabul
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A " suicide bomber who was grazing sheep has detonated himself outside" the mosque, Gen Salim Almas, criminal investigative director of Kabul city, told AFP . There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but following the attack the Taliban were quick to distance themselves from the bombing. The U.S. military said a "missile malfunction" during the strike resulted in several noncombatant casualties.

World Korea, other Asian nations in November
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Among the leaders Trump could meet during his trip is Russian President Vladimir Putin who is also expected to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Dà Nang, Vietnam. Trump's maiden Asia trip comes amid increased tension in the Korean Peninsula and South China Sea. That move followed Trump's speech at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" the North if necessary and referred derisively to Kim as the "rocket man".

World UKIP Elects Henry Bolton As New Leader
Author: 0 UKIP Elects Henry Bolton As New Leader

With the political glare firmly on UKIP, Dan Bloom , a political reporter for the Daily Mirror, has been covering their annual conference. Mr Bolton, now an worldwide security expert, stood as the Ukip candidate in the election for the Kent crime commissioner in 2016.

World Japanese Tsunami Sent Hundreds of Species on Epic Trans-Pacific Journey
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The team believes they may have found just a fraction of the species that actually washed ashore along the USA, since many pieces of debris were cleared away before any analysis or census began. Researchers say the full consequences of the tsunami with regards to its impact on native animal populations in the USA is still uncertain. "One thing this event has taught us is that some of these organisms can be extraordinarily resilient".

World North Korea owns dozens more submarines than South
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Technically speaking, the US and South Korea are still at war with Pyongyang as the 1950-1953 conflict came to an end with a truce and not a peace treaty. Mr Moon said in a speech to celebrate the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day that the government aimed to regain the wartime command of South Korean forces early from Washington, and that the transfer will make the military's capability leap forward.

World Texas says DHS wrong, hacker didn't target state
Author: 0 Texas says DHS wrong, hacker didn't target state

Padilla said that despite the faulty information, "I remain committed to a partnership with DHS and other intelligence agencies". Following reports that the U.S. Officials said there was no evidence that the hackers had changed any information. "What we learned from that and what we're correcting is that we notified the systems' owners, and that didn't necessarily notify the right senior officials that need to take action", she said, adding that the problem has since been corrected.

World President to rally for GOP tax plan
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Speaking before a gathering in the Trump International Hotel on Tuesday night, one of Washington's most influential conservatives told an elite gathering the coming tax reform proposal would be worthy of praise. Nor is it clear how Trump officials are weighing the benefits of the lower corporate taxes - which would primarily help investors. Speaking in IN on Wednesday, Trump said he expected that wealthy taxpayers might phone him to complain but that he'd rebuff them.

World USA cuts staff at embassy in Havana by 60 percent
Author: 0 USA cuts staff at embassy in Havana by 60 percent

Since the fall of 2016, multiple diplomats at the embassy in Havana have suffered mysterious symptoms , including hearing loss . Cuba said that it was investigating the "incidents". The attacks were directed at the homes of U.S. embassy staff, which are provided by the Cuban government. The U.S.is also warning American citizens they could be harmed if they travel to Cuba.

World United States Air Force Academy Base Guide
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A photo depicting racial slurs scrawled on a whiteboard in the Air Force Academy Preparatory School led school officials to act when it circulated the school community earlier this week. The Prep School is a 10-month program that helps cadet candidates enter into the Academy. "The power that we come from all walks of life", he said.

World US Supreme Court Takes Up Case from IL on Fair Share Fees
Author: 0 US Supreme Court Takes Up Case from IL on Fair Share Fees

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, No. 16-1466, asked the court to overrule the Abood decision. But to those who view unions as eternally pesky enemies of job creators, and public-sector unions as self-serving champions of socialism, the end justifies the means.

World Merkel, Both Winner and Loser of German Elections
Author: 0 Merkel, Both Winner and Loser of German Elections

She once more defended her decision to let in almost 900,000 migrants and refugees , saying Germany would not again face the humanitarian crisis which led to it. Despite winning a fourth term in office, the German chancellor told supporters that she had hoped for a "better result", after her conservatives suffered their worst result in nearly 70 years.

World Malaysia vs. North Korea Asian Cup qualifier postponed again by AFC
Author: 0 Malaysia vs. North Korea Asian Cup qualifier postponed again by AFC

Last week, North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in NY that Pyongyang was ready to test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean. The travel ban follows a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Najib Razak, who told U.S. President Donald Trump on September 12 that Malaysia has stopped doing business with North Korea, in line with United Nations sanctions on the North.

World 3 questions on President Trump's tax plan
Author: 0 3 questions on President Trump's tax plan

Unincorporated businesses would see their rates drop to 25 percent. That's a tax cut, two percent increase to tax rates on the remaining income in this bracket notwithstanding. Only 30 percent of filers itemized deductions in 2014. The standard deduction would almost double to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for families, basically increasing the amount of personal income that would not be taxed.

World Waiver of Jones Act to Speed Puerto Rico Aid Draws Mixed Reviews
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The Jones Act limits shipping between coasts to US flagged vessels. Reports of isolated us citizens struggling in the heat without electricity and running low on food and water have now spurred the Pentagon to throw resources into the relief effort even though they haven't been specifically requested by territorial officials.

World Opposition Leader, Navalny Detained By Russian Police
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Mr Navalny, 41, said police officers were unable to explain why he was being taken into custody when they arrested him in the entranceway of his apartment building. "They were saying for so long that opposition has no support in the regions, and it now pains them to even look at our rallies". Navalny hopes to run despite Russia's central election commission declaring him ineligible because of a suspended prison sentence that he says was politically motivated.

World Roy Moore Defeats Luther Strange In Statewide Runoff For State Senate
Author: 0 Roy Moore Defeats Luther Strange In Statewide Runoff For State Senate

Luther Strange by about 10 percentage points on Tuesday. Luther Strange in Alabama's senate runoff over the past few weeks, and campaigned on Luther's behalf. Sarah Huckabee Sanders distanced President Trump from Roy Moore . Donald Trump doesn't stand by EVERY tweet he sends! In the past week, Trump and Pence travelled to Alabama to stump with unusual.

World Eddie Murphy Expected To Star In
Author: 0 Eddie Murphy Expected To Star In "Coming To America" Sequel

Levine will be taking the reigns behind the camera while Barris ia on board to rewrite the script. It's been almost thirty years since Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall starrer Coming to America hit the big screen and it looks like a sequel is making headway.

Author: 0 Trading Watch on Shares of AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS)

Bank of America Corporation reissued a buy rating and set a $9.00 price target on shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Dividends is a reward scheme, that a company presents to its shareholders. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, May 1 with "Buy". United States Steel Corporation's payout ratio is 125.00%.

World Shabaab Islamists attack Somali army base killing at least 8
Author: 0 Shabaab Islamists attack Somali army base killing at least 8

Meanwhile, it was learned that al-Shabab usually carries out such attacks. Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu with auto bombs and gunfire on Friday, killing at least eight soldiers before looting the outpost.

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President Donald Trump to pare down his rhetoric towards North Korea . "We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said . On Tuesday, the administration designated eight North Korean banks , including Agricultural Development Bank, Cheil Credit Bank and International Industrial Bank.

World Former Thai PM Yingluck seeking asylum in UK
Author: 0 Former Thai PM Yingluck seeking asylum in UK

Thailand's Supreme Court convicted Yingluck on Wednesday of dereliction of duty over a controversial rice subsidy programme and sentenced her to five years in prison. The 50-year-old politician is believed to have fled Thailand on August 23, two days before she was set to hear a court ruling on her malfeasance trial.

World Jon Huntsman Confirmed as Next US Ambassador to Russian Federation
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The Senate also confirmed three other diplomatic positions by voice vote: John Bass, now the us ambassador to Turkey, to be envoy to Afghanistan; career diplomat Justin Siberell to be ambassador to Bahrain and Wess Mitchell, a think-tank founder, to be Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.

World BHU appoints Royona Singh as first woman chief proctor of university
Author: 0 BHU appoints Royona Singh as first woman chief proctor of university

I find it unusual when boys use the words "skimpily clad". Singh said, "We are ashamed that students' faith in us is shaken". The girl, Mineshi Mishra, however, refused to leave without her friends. "I have zero- tolerance towards such acts and will ensure nothing of this sort is repeated on campus", she said. Meanwhile, according to PTI , BHU VC GC Tripathi has accepted demands by the students of round-the-clock security, CCTV networks, proper checking of IDs at the gates, recruitment of ...