• China slams US 'intimidation' as new tariffs kick in
China slams US 'intimidation' as new tariffs kick in

China's customs agency said it responded at noon by beginning to collect taxes of 5 or 10 per cent on a $60 billion list of 5,207 American goods, from honey to industrial chemicals . Beijing fired back Monday, accusing the USA of making "false accusations" and using "increasing tariffs and other means of economic intimidation in an attempt to fo...

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  • Russian Federation to provide Syria with new missile system, over Israeli opposition
Russian Federation to provide Syria with new missile system, over Israeli opposition

General Assembly. Russian officials said Syria's Soviet-made S-200 systems, one of which downed the Russian plane, weren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian aircraft as a friendly one. It is possible that these aircraft delivered of the S-300 air defense systems to Syria. The S-300 missile system, originally developed by the Soviet...

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  • Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives presidential election
Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives presidential election

Solih is a member of the Maldivian Democratic Party. This unexpected victory has crushed Yameen as he was aiming to be the President of Maldives for the second term. The Maldives Election Commission had set up as many as 472 ballot boxes, including at four polling stations overseas in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

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  • Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor
Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor

She was terminated after a hearing Monday morning. The victim's mother Allison Jean said she wants to see the toxicology report for the off-duty officer to determine if any drugs were in her system at the time of the shooting . A search warrant claims the Dallas cop was trying to open the door with a set of keys when he confronted her and sh...

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  • US Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein denies suggesting secret Trump recording
US Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein denies suggesting secret Trump recording

It is noted that Rosenstein voiced the proposal in the spring of 2017 during a meeting with employees of the Ministry of justice after trump fired the FBI Director James Komi. Rosenstein gave a full-throated rejection of the piece and argued that it is not appropriate to invoke the 25th Amendment, which stipulates the president can be ousted if h...

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  • US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns
US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's fate at the Justice Department appeared uncertain on Monday. Rosenstein twice denied the report . News reported that Rosenstein said he would not resign and the White House would have to fire him.

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  • Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attack in Iran
Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attack in Iran

It is Americans who instigate them and provide them with necessary means to commit these crimes", he said. Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group , as Tehran accused a USA ally in the region of the assault.

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  • Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends
Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

While this area appears close to our shores, the only impacts, if any, would be a chance for scattered showers midweek. The National Hurricane Service said that some strengthening is expected through Sunday, but it will stay a tropical storm.

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  • China urges USA to show sincerity, correct behavior in trade actions
China urges USA to show sincerity, correct behavior in trade actions

These will apply to nearly 6,000 items, including handbags, rice and textiles. The US announced on Monday that it would push ahead with tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, on top of $50 billion already targeted. But most don't support Mr. Trump's tariffs as a way to prompt better behavior from Beijing. Some of the exported parts are importe...

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  • Rahul Gandhi questions PM’s silence even after Hollande comments on Rafale deal
Rahul Gandhi questions PM’s silence even after Hollande comments on Rafale deal

We did not have the choice. The French foreign ministry published a statement saying French authorities were not involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners involved in the Rafale deal . Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale jets, in a statement, also on Friday night, said: "This offsets contract is delivered in compliance w...

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  • Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley's Final Deadline
Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley's Final Deadline

Speaking at an event in Portland, Collins appeared to offer support for Ford, who has said Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her 36 years ago when they were both in high school. "Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims", she said. Patti Davis, the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, wrote a piece for The Washington...

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  • Australian woman critical after shark attack
Australian woman critical after shark attack

Dr John Hadok from Mackay Base Hospital just happened to be on a nearby boat when the woman was attacked. Mackay Base Hospital last night confirmed the woman was in a critical condition after losing a significant amount of blood in the attack.

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  • Iran blames 'foreign regime and their United States masters' for deadly parade attack
Iran blames 'foreign regime and their United States masters' for deadly parade attack

One of those killed was a journalist. Earlier he had said "eight to nine" of the dead were troops. Tensions between mainly Shi'ite Iran and mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia have surged in recent years, with the two countries supporting opposite sides in wars in Syria and Yemen and rival political parties in Iraq and Lebanon.

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  • Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate
Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate

Ted Cruz met with voters Thursday in Webster. "This is why people don't like Washington, D.C. - you just said something that I did not say and attributed it to me", O'Rourke told Cruz at one point. The series opener takes place at 6 p.m.at Southern Methodist University, with the next two are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 in Houston and Tuesd...

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  • Trump 'told Spain to build wall through Sahara' to stop migrants
Trump 'told Spain to build wall through Sahara' to stop migrants

Trump disagreed, according to Borrell's recollection, adding that "the Sahara border can't be bigger than our border with Mexico ". The Spanish government has not yet commented on Trump's suggestion, but, a spokesman for the foreign ministry confirmed the foreign minister's remarks about the conversation, but said, "We won't be making any furt...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation chances just took a hit
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation chances just took a hit

Ford's attorneys say she is willing to testify, but not by Monday. Asked if he would ask the FBI to open a deeper investigation, Trump said he was content to "let the senators do it". The disturbing accusations threw a wrench into Kavanaugh's confirmation to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, which initially appeared to be a slam...

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  • Kim wants second summit with Trump, South Korea President says
Kim wants second summit with Trump, South Korea President says

The main contents of the summit are four things. On Wednesday, the South Korean president said Kim had agreed to visit Seoul before the end of the year. "The most tangible progress here in terms of improving the situation on the Korean Peninsula is the ... multiple-page military agreement that was signed by both sides that ...

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  • Deadly storm: a look at super typhoon Mangkhut’s path of destruction
Deadly storm: a look at super typhoon Mangkhut’s path of destruction

Noah Sellers, a UNC senior studying at CUHK, said around 600 worldwide students attend his host university, and the students came together during the storm as they sought shelter in their dorm. During times of emergencies overseas, UNC works as a command center to coordinate efforts and check in on the safety of each student overseas and also w...

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  • DPRK, S.Korean leaders start talks on relations, denuclearization
DPRK, S.Korean leaders start talks on relations, denuclearization

The made-for-television welcome is par for the course for Mr Moon's summits with Mr Kim. "I wish this will be a summit that produces abundant results as a gift to the 80 million people of this nation for Chuseok", the South Korean leader said, referring to the traditional holiday that falls on Monday.

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  • Woman accusing Kavanaugh of assault wants FBI investigation
Woman accusing Kavanaugh of assault wants FBI investigation

President Donald Trump gave Kavanaugh a ringing new endorsement Tuesday, saying he felt "so badly" that Kavanaugh is facing scrutiny over allegations that he assaulted a teenage girl when both were in high school. It's worth noting that she didn't ask for any of this. Even if the allegations are true, she does not believe they should disquali...

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  • Cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq an offence
Cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq an offence

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to ban the practice of instant triple talaq , with law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad saying there was a "compelling necessity" to bring the measure as instances of "talaq-e-biddat" continued unabated despite the Supreme Court striking it down.

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  • Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify
Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify

Meanwhile, Ford's lawyer has said she would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Kavanaugh vote (while senators say they're still waiting for her to confirm ), subjecting herself to scrutiny regarding an interaction that left an impact on her life, if not traumatized her.

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  • Avenfield Case: IHC suspends jail term of Nawaz, Maryam, and Safdar
Avenfield Case: IHC suspends jail term of Nawaz, Maryam, and Safdar

The court said precedents of the Supreme Court "bound the NAB to follow certain procedures" in order to shift the burden of proof on accused persons, the report. for a record fourth time". The three are serving 10-, seven- and one-year prison sentences, respectively. The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came nearly a y...

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  • In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit — AP Analysis
In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit — AP Analysis

The inter-Korean military agreement will also see the establishment of a peace zone near the disputed maritime border on the western coast. A statement signed by the countries' defense chiefs said the Koreas agreed to withdraw 11 guard posts from the Demilitarized Zone by December with the aim of removing them eventually.

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  • Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil
Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil

In a story September 17 about the political effects of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , The Associated Press erroneously identified Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn as an incumbent senator. Her family has relocated, they said. "I have no more information to offer the Committee and I do not wish to speak publ...

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