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Facebook to share Russian-linked ads with congressional investigators Facebook to share Russian-linked ads with congressional investigators
- September 23, 2017

The social network's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg , said the company is "actively working" with the USA government in its ongoing Russian Federation investigations. "But if that's what we must do, then we are committed to rising to the occasion", he said. Zuckerberg was scheduled to publicly testify in Delaware Chancery Court on Tuesday, September 26, marking the 33-year-old Facebook founder's second-ever public court appearance. (more...)
Crude Oil Firms Above $50 Crude Oil Firms Above $50
- September 23, 2017

Market participants were looking ahead to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's latest report on crude oil inventories due later Wednesday, after last week's larger than expected storage build. Brent for November settlement dropped 3 cents to $56.26/bbl on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. Brent crude , the worldwide benchmark, closed at the highest level since March on Wednesday as the world's bloated fuel inventories shrink. (more...)
U.S. hints at new military options on North Korea U.S. hints at new military options on North Korea
- September 23, 2017

Specific details, including when and how the aid would be offered, will be decided "with consideration of North-South relations", ministry officials had said . On Tuesday, US President Trump said in an address to the UN General Assembly that the US may have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if it is forced to defend itself or its allies. (more...)
Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections
- September 23, 2017

Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security told Congress in June that 21 states were targeted during the 2016 presidential race, and that while a small number were breached, there was no evidence any votes were manipulated. No breach occurred, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said in a news release. That commission has requested information on voters from every state, including Wisconsin, and posed a series of questions about the security of elections in the state. (more...)
Iranian president rips into Trump as a 'rogue newcomer' to world politics Iranian president rips into Trump as a 'rogue newcomer' to world politics
- September 23, 2017

On Wednesday, Trump told reporters that he had reached a decision, but did not elaborate. Asked about his stance on the nuclear pact Wednesday, Trump said he had made a decision. "The United Nations has tremendous potential and we'll see how it works out". The U.S. could give Iran 90 days to meet certain new conditions, including opening military sites to global inspectors, according to a memo obtained by Foreign Policy . (more...)
Nine killed as Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh Nine killed as Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh
- September 22, 2017

The council set up the mission in March to investigate possible violations across Myanmar, with a particular focus on alleged crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Suu Kyi further stressed on the short time her government has been in power for, adding, "I am aware of the fact the world attention is focussed on the situation in the Rakhine State as a responsible member of the community of nations". (more...)
Mueller requests White House documents on key Trump-Russia moments Mueller requests White House documents on key Trump-Russia moments
- September 22, 2017

According to the Times , Mr Mueller has also asked for information regarding how the White House responded to questions from the newspaper about a meeting Mr Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr , had with a Kremlin-connected attorney previous year. (more...)
Unemployment reason for Modi, Trump's rise to power: Rahul Unemployment reason for Modi, Trump's rise to power: Rahul
- September 21, 2017

These will be the fundamental questions going forward. "We would have preferred a uniform GST, they chose five levels". The Congress leader, who is on a two-week visit to the U.S. [A] lot of people don't have jobs and they [Modi and Trump] can see [that]", India Today quoted Gandhi as saying. "The "central problem" over the next decade would continue to be " job creation " so to me the challenge is how to solve the problem in a democratic environment", he said. (more...)
Trump Vows To Trump Vows To "Totally Destroy North Korea" If Threatened
- September 21, 2017

Administration officials said the risk from North Korea's nuclear weapons program is rising, and underscored that President Donald Trump will confront the looming crisis at the U.N. The U.S.is willing and able to take military action, Trump added, but "hopefully this will not be necessary". Kim Jong Un's regime tells the North Korean people every day that the United States wants to destroy them and their country. (more...)
Nuclear powers refrain from signing United Nations treaty on banning nukes Nuclear powers refrain from signing United Nations treaty on banning nukes
- September 21, 2017

Its advocates hope that it will step up the pressure on nuclear States - the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel - to take disarmament more seriously. Guterres warned that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings". (more...)
One student shoots another at high school in central IL One student shoots another at high school in central IL
- September 21, 2017

WCIA reported there are reports of shots fired, one person hurt and another in custody. The injured student is in stable condition at a local hospital, officials said. Wednesday. All students in the high school were evacuated from the campus and bused to a nearby elementary school. The district said all buildings were placed on soft lockdown "as a precaution" and release times would remain on their normal schedule. (more...)
McConnell pressing ahead with health care vote McConnell pressing ahead with health care vote
- September 21, 2017

Senator Cassidy said on Twitter last week: "We need to return the power back to the states and patients". "I want regular order". Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., led an effort to provide the subsidies, but it wasn't generating support. (more...)
Slaven Bilic outlines West Ham's plans for the EFL Cup Slaven Bilic outlines West Ham's plans for the EFL Cup
- September 21, 2017

Summer signing Sead Haksabanovic could also be in line to make his first appearance for the Hammers since arriving from Swedish outfit Halmstads in a deal worth a reported £2.7million. After two serious knee injuries restricted him at Bolton , O'Brien returned to action with West Ham in 2011 and helped the Hammers win promotion to the Premier League. (more...)
Kenya's judges condemn 'savage' intimidation following election ruling Kenya's judges condemn 'savage' intimidation following election ruling
- September 21, 2017

Mwilu also said the IEBC announced results based on tallies documented in the Form 34Bs, totals from constituencies, without having received totals from each polling station, on forms known as 34As. President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to respect the ruling although he has repeatedly criticised it harshly. "On that ground alone and on the basis of the interpretation we have given to Section 83 of the Elections Act, we have no choice but to nullify it", said Mwilu. (more...)
Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela soon Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela soon
- September 20, 2017

Venezuela yesterday accused Donald Trump of racism and seeking a new Cold War after the U.S. president told the United Nations he was ready to act to "restore their democracy". Their democratic institutions are being destroyed, ' Trump said. "I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis". (more...)
Syrian army crosses eastern bank of Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor Syrian army crosses eastern bank of Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor
- September 20, 2017

In Syria , the militants have lost much of their headquarters in Raqqa to the SDF with the help of air strikes and special forces from the US -led coalition. That is, where SDF forces and USA special operations units are located, who are allegedly administering medical aid to these militants instead of liberating Raqqa. (more...)
Iran says Israel behind Iraqi Kurds independence vote Iran says Israel behind Iraqi Kurds independence vote
- September 20, 2017

According to a Kurdish news network, Rudaw, British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon called on Barzani to delay the September 25 independence referendum and focus on dialogue with the central government "under the supervision of the global community", read a Kurdish-language statement from the presidency's office. (more...)
Spain expels North Korea ambassador Spain expels North Korea ambassador
- September 20, 2017

Any conflict on the Korean peninsula could lead to bloodshed unseen since the 1950-53 Korean War, which took the lives of more than 50,000 Americans and millions of Koreans and ended in an armed truce, not a peace treaty. He said North Korea is deliberately carrying out tests that come as close as possible to provoking the US without drawing a military response. "The increased moves of the USA and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure ... (more...)
Tillerson Says US Looks to Work with Paris Climate Accord 'Partners' Tillerson Says US Looks to Work with Paris Climate Accord 'Partners'
- September 20, 2017

Trump's national security adviser said the president has been clear he is withdrawing the USA from the deal because it does not benefit the US, but would be open to re-entering the accord if a there is a better deal. Tillerson said the plan is to consider other ways the United States can work with partners in the Paris climate agreement . Since then, Trump has signaled to fellow leaders that he could be open to finding a way to remain a part of the agreement as long as he believes USA ... (more...)
Pelosi's #ProtectDreamers Presser Gets SHUT DOWN by DREAMERS
- September 19, 2017

Some of the protesters went as far to call Pelosi a "liar", NBC reported . When the protesters began shouting again, Pelosi herself raised her voice. The protesters were angered by Pelosi's recent talks with President Donald Trump about the federal program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. (more...)
Valuation Of Cowboys Increases By 14 Percent To $4.8 Billion Valuation Of Cowboys Increases By 14 Percent To $4.8 Billion
- September 19, 2017

Owner Shad Khan bought the Jaguars for $770 million in 2012. The Chiefs are the 24th most valuable team in the NFL , Forbes says. Washington's $3.1 billion value was fourth-highest (with $482 million in revenue), while the 49ers rounded out the top-five at $3.05 billion (with $458 million in revenue). (more...)
United States could stay in Paris accord under right conditions: Tillerson United States could stay in Paris accord under right conditions: Tillerson
- September 19, 2017

Tillerson spoke amid calls from some USA senators to shutter the embassy in Cuba's capital. Since first reported in August 2017, the USA government has taken what appears to be a patient approach to assigning blame and responsibility for the mysterious attacks that targeted US embassy staff in Havana over the a year ago or so. (more...)
Maria intensifies to Category 1 hurricane Maria intensifies to Category 1 hurricane
- September 19, 2017

Maria has prompted a hurricane warning for Martinique , Guadeloupe, Dominica , St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been in effect from Fenwick Island and Delaware Bay South in Delaware through Block Island in Rhode Island since at least 8 a.m. (more...)
North Korea says more sanctions will spur it to hasten nuclear plans North Korea says more sanctions will spur it to hasten nuclear plans
- September 19, 2017

The question remains, however, how realistic the Trump administration's threats are as North Korea quickly advances its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities. "We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point", Haley on Sunday said in an interview with the CNN . (more...)
Donald Trump Bats For Reform In United Nations, Says US Will Help Donald Trump Bats For Reform In United Nations, Says US Will Help
- September 19, 2017

Mr. Trump needs to use the occasion to reassure America's friends of our continued support while keeping the door open to meaningful negotiations with our opponents on a broad range of issues. Trump and Macron were also slated to discuss other global concerns, including terrorism and security, during their meeting. He also blasted the Iran nuclear agreement. (more...)
Modi gifts Narmada dam to nation; slams activists, Congress Modi gifts Narmada dam to nation; slams activists, Congress
- September 19, 2017

Even Modi, Shared his thoughts about the death of Air Marshal Arjan Singh and said "We met only a few days back at an event". The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), led by social activist Medha Patkar, has been protesting against the project, raising several environmental concerns. (more...)
Too busy for President Trump? Too busy for President Trump?
- September 18, 2017

Trump told reporters that Frank is "the future of the country" and is about to be "very famous" from this viral moment, according to the Associated Press . "I have been mowing my neighbors" lawns for some time. Please see the attached flier. Frank said he normally charges $8 per lawn, but offered his services to the White House free of charge. (more...)
Security alert delays British Airways flight from Paris Security alert delays British Airways flight from Paris
- September 18, 2017

Passengers were escorted onto the tarmac of Charles de Gualle airport by armed cops where they were rigorously searched and their luggage checked by sniffer dogs. 'That's when we noticed police and fire vehicles quickly surrounded the plane and dozens of armed officers and firefighters got out. 'They need to make sure everybody and everything has been searched. (more...)
Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille
- September 18, 2017

Four American women were attacked with acid by another woman Sunday at a train station in southern France, injuring at least two of them, according to local police. The perpetrator was described as "imbalanced", and rather than running away after the attack, she showed pictures of herself with burns. In total 14 firefighters were dispatched to the train station following the alleged attack, the paper reported . (more...)
Palestinian rivals agree to end internal split for reconciliation Palestinian rivals agree to end internal split for reconciliation
- September 18, 2017

In a overture to its rival Fatah , Hamas agreed to dissolve its governing body in the Gaza Strip, also known as the administrative committee, allow the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority government to operate in its place and hold general elections. (more...)
Jury accepts Anissa Weier's insanity plea in 'Slender Man' stabbing Jury accepts Anissa Weier's insanity plea in 'Slender Man' stabbing
- September 17, 2017

The ruling means Weier will go to a mental hospital instead of prison. Geyser has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to being a party to first-degree attempted intentional homicide. "First of all, she was 12", Westendorf said, adding that the teen was influenced by a website focused on imaginary killers. Leutner told Fisher her mother tried to assure her it was all fiction, but she also told the detective that she still was uncertain and wanted to believe Geyser even after she ... (more...)
Bitcoin Price Bounces Back To $3500 Bitcoin Price Bounces Back To $3500
- September 17, 2017

On Thursday, Bitcoin saw its shares tumble by 13.6%, according to Business Insider . China's second bitcoin platform in terms of volume and the world's third largest - said on its Twitter account that "after carefully considering" the announcement by Chinese regulators, it will "stop all trading " on September 30. (more...)
United Nations Security Council condemns highly provocative North Korea missile launch United Nations Security Council condemns highly provocative North Korea missile launch
- September 17, 2017

He called on China and Russian Federation in particular to use their ultimate leverage over North Korea . The remarks also came after H R McMaster, the US' National Security Adviser, reaffirmed that the Trump administration has military options in place for dealing with North Korea. (more...)
Equifax Breach Worsens: Argentina Branch Used 'Admin' As Login And Password Equifax Breach Worsens: Argentina Branch Used 'Admin' As Login And Password
- September 17, 2017

According to the Equifax announcement, the information involved includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers. But a credit freeze is problematic for people who need to keep their credit report open as they need to secure a loan, perhaps buy a home or a auto. (more...)
Putin, Macron Agree 'Negotiation' the only way to defuse North Korea tension Putin, Macron Agree 'Negotiation' the only way to defuse North Korea tension
- September 16, 2017

Those sanctions imposed a ban on North Korea's textile exports and capped its imports of crude oil. Dujarric said in a statement issued at U.N. headquarters in NY that Guterres will be discussing the situation on the Korean Peninsula with "all concerned parties" on the sidelines of next week's annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. (more...)
Trump seeks apology from ESPN after anchor calls him a white supremacist Trump seeks apology from ESPN after anchor calls him a white supremacist
- September 16, 2017

However, she did issue a statement saying she regrets that her comments "painted ESPN in an unfair light". After the MSNBC reporter said she was looking for clarification, Sanders stated, "I'm just asking you to be respectful of your colleagues". (more...)
Kuala Lumpur school fire kills at least 23, mostly students, officials say Kuala Lumpur school fire kills at least 23, mostly students, officials say
- September 16, 2017

Fire officials said they found no damage to the electrical wiring of the dormitory, ruling out their earlier suggestion that a short circuit probably caused the blaze. The director of police of Kuala Lumpur , Amar Singh, said that "the bodies were burned". "They have a right to be safe from accidents and potential dangers", he said. (more...)
Sen. Scott talks race relations with the president Sen. Scott talks race relations with the president
- September 15, 2017

While some people said the issue was a "petty" one to point out, one person said: "I don't think we're asking too much for him to dress like a president". Hmm. Scott also said Trump mentioned a future visit to the state. "Maybe he'll hear it better from Tim than he would from the Congressional Black Caucus", Richmond said. (more...)
Crude oil settles higher as Saudi oil chief discusses extending cuts Crude oil settles higher as Saudi oil chief discusses extending cuts
- September 15, 2017

Crude futures rose earlier on Wednesday after the International Energy Agency said the global oil surplus was starting to shrink due to robust global demand and an output drop from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers. (more...)
Vote fraud claims again fall flat Vote fraud claims again fall flat
- September 15, 2017

Kobach also said it's possible the commission will make no recommendations and just tell states "here's the data". Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach paused Tuesday's commission meeting to clarify his recent comments on statistics about people who registered to vote in New Hampshire using out-of-state driver's licenses. (more...)
DHS bans Kaspersky on federal PCs over Russian Federation fears DHS bans Kaspersky on federal PCs over Russian Federation fears
- September 14, 2017

The U.S. intelligence community has long assessed that Kaspersky has ties to the Russian government. At least a half-dozen federal agencies run Kaspersky on their networks, the US officials said, although there may be other networks where an agency's chief information security officer - the official ultimately responsible for systems security - might not be aware it is being used. (more...)
Modi, Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA Modi, Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA
- September 14, 2017

The president will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his stay. In 2015, China won a contract to assess the feasibility of a high-speed link between Delhi and Mumbai, part of a network of more than 10,000 km (6,214 miles) of track India wants to set up, but little progress has been made. (more...)
Richard Branson reveals Irma's devastating impact on his private island home Richard Branson reveals Irma's devastating impact on his private island home
- September 14, 2017

There were 420,000 British citizens in Florida either as residents or visitors, where Hurricane Irma also caused devastation. Ragnath's family members were not with him when disaster struck. He further reported that about half of Barbuda's 1,800 population were homeless while nine out of 10 buildings had suffered damage, many of them destroyed. (more...)
Storm Aileen set to batter United Kingdom with powerful winds tonight Storm Aileen set to batter United Kingdom with powerful winds tonight
- September 13, 2017

The Met Office is warning of strong winds . Many places saw a dry and bright start this morning, but there's the possibility of thundery rain. "While showers could be heavy at times the main issue will be the wind and there will be the chance of an overnight air frost over high ground in the north". (more...)
Mexico, Hit by Its Own Disasters, Can't Help Texas After All Mexico, Hit by Its Own Disasters, Can't Help Texas After All
- September 13, 2017

On Sept. 6, Mexico received word that the US had accepted its offer, but would only need "logistical support" from the country, as the need in Texas had "declined considerably", according to the statement from Mexico. "[Mr] Tillerson offered his condolences for the loss of life and the devastation caused by the quake in Mexico and from Hurricane Katia ", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. (more...)
Reports of shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon Reports of shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon
- September 13, 2017

It's not clear what the individual was doing at the hospital. "Lebanon and New Hampshire State police have been alerted and are on-site", the hospital said. Lebanon police said they are still securing the area to make sure there are no further hazards at the scene. This is a breaking news stories; 7News will have more updates as they become available . (more...)
Oil Fluctuates Ahead of OPEC Report Oil Fluctuates Ahead of OPEC Report
- September 13, 2017

Opec and other producers including Russia, Mexico and Kazakhstan pledged to reduce output by about 1.8 million barrels a day to eliminate a global surplus that was weighing on prices. Hurricane Harvey disrupted refinery production in Texas last month-one reason US crude futures have been lower than the global benchmark. The deal, reached in late 2016, initially called for a six month period, which later was extended with another nine months until the end of March 2018. (more...)
Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi's silence Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi's silence
- September 12, 2017

World powers continue to support a leader who appears to be maintaining her position at a cost that Tutu described as "surely too steep". We are still waiting to see flashes of lights in one of the darkest hours of our time. Professor Muhammed Yunus has urged Suu Kyi to show leadership over the Rohingya crisis. The images we are seeing of the suffering of the Rohingya fill us with pain and dread . (more...)
How Analysts Rated Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Last Week? How Analysts Rated Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Last Week?
- September 12, 2017

On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of GBX 229.29 ($2.96). In other news, insider Lance Batchelor purchased 146 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 12th. The stock of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) earned "Hold" rating by HSBC on Monday, February 8. (more...)
Google appeals against EU's €2.4bn fine over search engine results Google appeals against EU's €2.4bn fine over search engine results
- September 12, 2017

Last week, EU officials said a plan that Google recently filed to comply with European regulations appeared to be a step "in the right direction". Brussels accused Google of giving its own service too much priority in search results at the expense of other price comparison services, such as TripAdvisor and Expedia. (more...)

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