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Macron's candidate for top European job rejected by EU lawmakers

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Two European Parliament committees in Brussels on Thursday voted down Sylvie Goulard in a setback to France's plans to shape the agenda of the incoming commission, the EU's executive arm. On Thursday, she said she deserved the presumption of innocence over the allegations, which have never been tested in court. However, Goulard faced serious questions about her integrity that cast a long shadow on the French nominee. Read More »

Councillor arrested at Extinction Rebellion protest

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The flight finally took off after 11 a.m. local time. Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists have attempted to shut down a London airport by blocking the main entrance for passengers. Hundreds of young people gathered on September 20 at Prague's Old Town Square and in many other Czech towns joining the worldwide climate change protests launched by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Read More »

Pompeo says China's treatment of Muslims 'enormous human right violation' -PBS interview

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This comes after Beijing's embassy in Washington protested a decision by the USA to impose visa restrictions on senior Chinese officials, describing the move as a violation of "the basic norms governing worldwide relations". The sanctions announced on Monday restrict sales of USA technology to a group of Chinese companies working on facial recognition, artificial intelligence and other advanced products. Read More »

British IS fighters taken into USA custody

USA officials said American forces are not out doing patrols looking for Islamic State group fighters because their Kurdish partners are more focused on the Turkish fight. would allow a trial to go ahead. They have not been moved but are mainly staying in place to avoid attacks. The U.S. and United Kingdom have been involved in ongoing discussions about the possible transfer of the pair to U.S. Read More »

Brexit deal 'very difficult' - but door still open, European Union tells Britain

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The EU has stressed it is not shutting the door to a Brexit deal and has made itself available for last-minute negotiations but says Britain would need to move considerably to secure an agreement. Leo Varadkar claimed the UK's adoption of a "like it or not" position for the north was creating "huge difficulties" in efforts to secure a deal with the EU. Read More »

Trump to get involved in United Kingdom diplomat crash

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Trump, who spoke with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier in the day, told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that the case was "a awful accident" and that he understands the "tremendous anger" some are feeling. The U.S. woman involved in the crash later left Britain, invoking diplomatic immunity. "We're going to speak to her and see what we can come up with to do some healing", Trump mentioned an unrelated White Home press convention. Read More »

Indonesia minister stabbed by IS-linked pair

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It said police had detained two suspects identified as Syahril Alamsyah, 31 and Fitri Andriana Sunarto, 21. "The perpetrators are alleged to have been exposed to Islamic State radicalism", he told reporters. Wiranto, the retired chief of the armed forces and a failed presidential candidate, was appointed to his post in 2016 and oversees several departments, including the foreign affairs and defence ministries. Read More »

Government Approves Rs 5.5 Lakh Package For Left Out PoK Migrants

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Fearing a backlash from Pakistan-sponsored terror groups and their proxies, Indian authorities had snapped off mobile and internet services in the state. More than 40,000 people have been killed in IOK since 1989. The stand by the House committee comes almost a month after Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal along with 13 other US Congressmen had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address concerns over the human rights situation in Kashmir and lift the communications blackout. Read More »

Want to vote early? Here’s what you need to know

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There are advantages to living in a university town. Can't I vote in an advance poll closer to work? Election day is now just under two weeks away, but if you can't wait that long to exercise your democratic rights, there are three ways to get ahead of the game. Read More »

Pittsburgh couple finds hundreds of walnuts burrowed under auto hood

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Chris Persic explained on Facebook that his wife Holly had noticed sounds and a burning smell coming from the vehicle before the discovery of grass and nuts was made. This took nearly an hour, but they finally got it cleaned up enough to take the Sorento to a local service center to have it checked out. "My truck may have had a squirrel chew through/pull out a fuel injector hose, and Holly's looked like they were storing up for the next three winters". Read More »

Meet 'Holly,' Queen of Katmai National Park and Preserve's 'Fat Bear Week'

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The park announced the internet has chosen this year's chonky champion to be Holly, fattest bear of them all following a Tuesday vote on the park's Facebook page . It was really hard to get pictures of her because she just doesn´t get out of the water, ' Boak said. She has been a regular to millions of viewers who watch footage from the livestream "bear cam" at Brooks Falls that was set up and is operated by the site Explore.org. Read More »

Ecuadorian President Moreno Declares Curfew in Governmental Districts

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The group of demonstrators waved flags, chanted slogans and pumped fists in the air, before being moved out by police, in the most audacious of almost a week of protests against President Lenin Moreno's government. The indigenous association refused to talk with the government until the decree is repealed, Conaie President Jaime Vargas earlier said at a press conference. Read More »

American Airlines pushes back return of 737 Max jets

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In July, American said full-year profit would be reduced by about $400 million if the MAX remained grounded through November 2, and that figure is likely to increase now with a spillover effect into 2020. In response to the lawsuit, Boeing said, "We believe this lawsuit is meritless and will vigorously defend against it". In June, Boeing announced that they completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX , along with engineering test flights. Read More »

Defense Intelligence Agency employee over leaking to journalists

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Court documents in the case include tweets that correspond to messages sent by Kube and Macias, according to the report. A grand jury approved an indictment Tuesday charging Frese with two counts of transmitting national defense information to unauthorized persons, and could face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each count, according to a press release. Read More »

United Nations: U.S. airstrikes on Afghan drug facilities 'not lawful'

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UNAMA claimed that they had "verified 39 civilian casualties (30 deaths, five injured and four undetermined), including 14 children and one woman, due to the 5 May airstrikes". "In addition to imagery collection during the precision strikes, USFOR-A conducted exhaustive assessments of the facilities and surrounding areas after the strikes", the command said in a statement . Read More »

Biden Finally Embraces Trump Impeachment Inquiry

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Two weeks ago, Politico reported on Trump's "extraordinary preoccupation" with the Delaware Democrat, which led the president to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to help go after Biden. We see it in Trump's own words. As calls for investigation on the Bidens continues to rise, President Trump on Sunday, Oct. 6, lamented about the "Fake News" working hard to "protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter, who was handed $100,000 a month (Plus, ... Read More »

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale in France; delivery in May 2020

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Congress leader Udit Raj, a former minister of the BJP, also took a dig at Singh's action, questioning what the world would think of India after such a "superstitious" show. The date was chosen for formally receiving the aircraft because today is Dussehra and also the Air Force Day in India. "It is no coincidence that this ceremony falls on Dussehra and also the Indian Air Force's 87th anniversary". Read More »

China cancels Brooklyn Nets' scheduled visit to a school

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Naturally, it was San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, who has passionately criticized President Trump and spoken out about race , LGBTQ and gun control issues over the years. The controversy started on Sunday when Morey tweeted a now-deleted image that read: "Fight for Freedom". The strong reactions to Morey's tweet underscore China's sensitivity about foreign attitudes toward the ongoing Hong Kong protests that have grown into violence in the semi-autonomous territory. Read More »

Official Said Trump's Ukraine Call Was 'Crazy'

The investigators are interested in what the ambassador knew and what his role was in Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who leads the field of potential challengers to the Republican president. Read More »

Teen fatally stabbed in front of his mother was bullied, family says

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Police say that they have obtained video footage of the incident and are confident that they will track down the remaining two suspects, CBC reports . They're also asking people to turn over any other video they have of the incident, such as from security or dashboard cameras. The identity of those facing charges in connection with the fatal stabbing can not be released due to a publication ban and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Read More »

Bernie Sanders to ‘Change the Nature’ of His Campaign After Heart Attack

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I do know that we will continue on because we have to.... we promised her we would. It also revealed that she was holding her mother's hand at the time of her passing and was being told how loved she was. "I don't think I'm going to do that", said Sanders. "I must confess, I was dumb", Sanders said in front of his house, speaking in soft, calm tones with his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, looking on behind him. Read More »

Four members of Indian family drown while trying to take selfie

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Nivedha, and her husband G. Perumalsamy, 24, were visiting relatives in Uthangarai in the state of Tamil Nadu over the weekend, The Hindu newspaper reported . The three went into the water taking along with them three teenage siblings. The bodies of the deceased were recovered immediately. It was followed by Russian Federation, the United States and Pakistan. Read More »

United States senators request briefing on troops withdrawal from northern Syria

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President Erdogan's aide Fahrettin Altun said that fighters from the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria could either defect or Ankara would have to "stop them from disrupting" Turkey's struggle against the Islamic State militants. "The deployments, preparations are continuing", Defence Minister Hulusi Akar told state-owned Anadolu news agency. Artillery pieces are seen on the Turkish side of the border with Syria near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, October 8, 2019. Read More »

3 win Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries in cosmology

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In addition to the worldwide recognition afforded by the award, Mayor and Queloz will split half of the overall award of 9 million Swedish krona (CHF900,000/€830,000). "I remember many discussions I'd had with Michel and trying to demonstrate that it was not a planet but in the end we always circled back and said that that's the only explanation". Read More »

Manhunt after two shot dead in German city

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Please stay at home or look for another secure place". A person interviewed on n-tv television said that he had been in a kebab shop when he saw a man with a helmet and military jacket, who he said fired shots into the shop. Witnesses told German media they saw a man open fire wearing camouflage before fleeing in a auto. "We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilise the situation until we have all the relevant information". Read More »

International Monetary Fund chief says effects of global slowdown 'more pronounced in India'

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In her speech , ahead of the IMF-World Bank autumn meetings next week, Georgieva said slower growth is expected this year in almost 90% of world economies. "We must act", she said. "Everyone loses in a trade war ", Georgieva said. But this has reversed in recent years, partly due to slower economic growth and a maturing of manufacturing in dynamic regions such as China . Read More »

Boeing sells first 737 Max since global groundings

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Boeing delivered just five 737 planes during the latest quarter, down from 138 in the 2018 period. Boeing's troubles are deepening as the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner approaches the seven-month mark. Southwest is the largest operator of the 737 MAX, and the aircraft may not return to passenger service until 2020. "Our first priority is safety, and we have set no time frame for when the work will be completed", the FAA says in a statement . Read More »