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Rouhani defends Iran nuclear deal against rogue newcomers

US President Donald Trump called the deal an embarrassment during his first speech at the United Nations on Tuesday. Rouhani said Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric filled with ridiculously baseless allegations" and was unfit to be heard at the United Nations, which was established to promote peace and respect between nations. [Full Article...]

Spain police raid Catalan government headquarters amid independence row

Spain police raid Catalan government headquarters amid independence row Christine St-Pierre, Quebec's worldwide relations minister, would only say the actions of the Spanish government are "probably not the best thing to do". It gave no details on the number of agents involved. Carles Puigdemont appeared with members of his cabinet following several arrests in an ongoing operation by Civil Guard agents. [Full Article...]

World's richest female billionaire dies aged 94

World's richest female billionaire dies aged 94 The case ended with a 2011 ruling that she was unable to look after her vast fortune, as she suffered from dementia, and had been exploited by celebrity photographer Francois-Marie Banier. The charges against Sarkozy were dropped in October 2013 due to lack of evidence. In addition to playing a key role in L'Oreal, Andre Bettencourt later served as a government minister under president Charles d... [Full Article...]

Autopsy Finds NFL Murderer Aaron Hernandez Had Severe Case of 'CTE'

Autopsy Finds NFL Murderer Aaron Hernandez Had Severe Case of 'CTE' Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's girlfriend and the mother of his daughter, stood beside Baez as he made the announcement. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father. [Full Article...]

N. Korean ambassador skips Trump's United Nations speech

N. Korean ambassador skips Trump's United Nations speech If Trump's bombastic rhetoric was meant to puff him up on the world stage, his characteristic insistence on enumerating his self-proclaimed accomplishments left him looking small. On Sunday, he warned of imminent danger from Pyongyang. If diplomacy fails, she says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "will take care of it". He said world leaders "cannot abide" by the agreement if it "provides cover"... [Full Article...]

France's far-right FN vice president quits over internal disputes

France's far-right FN vice president quits over internal disputes In this Sunday March 23, 2014 file photo, French far right party vice-president and candidate for the March 2014 municipal elections, Florian Philippot , leaves a booth to vote for the municipal elections, in Forbach, eastern France . But with the creation of his association, "there was a strategy to raise tensions ..." Party secretary-general Nicolas Bay said on France Info radio Thursday tha... [Full Article...]

Rohingya Muslims are not 'refugees': Rajnath Singh

Rohingya Muslims are not 'refugees': Rajnath Singh Communal tensions remain high across Rakhine where raids by Rohingya militants at the end of last month sparked a massive army crackdown, driving more than 420,000 people into Bangladesh in what the United Nations has called a campaign of "ethnic cleansing". [Full Article...]

North Korea: UN trying to 'exterminate' us

North Korea: UN trying to 'exterminate' us Cho Myung-gyon, South Korea's unification minister, said the government had "consistently said we would pursue humanitarian aid for North Korea in consideration of the poor conditions there among children and pregnant women". A pair of Air Force bombers and four stealth fighter jets conducted the live-fire training mission over the Korean Peninsula, the US military's Pacific Command reported . [Full Article...]

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Bibi in NY

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Bibi in NY Danny Danon, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, said it was due to the fact that the visit took place at the hotel where the Egyptians were staying and that the Israelis were guests. "I actually think with the capability of Bibi and, frankly, the other side, I really think we have a chance", he added, referring to the Israeli prime minister by his nickname. [Full Article...]

Mattis Explains Why US Hasn't Shot Down Any North Korean Missiles

Mattis Explains Why US Hasn't Shot Down Any North Korean Missiles Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone about keeping pressure on North Korea using economic sanctions imposed through the United Nations, the White House has said . Following the September 15 test, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the US has not seen a reason to shoot down any North Korean missiles as of yet. [Full Article...]

Poland, Austria agree to cooperate in sanctioning N. Korea

Poland, Austria agree to cooperate in sanctioning N. Korea Humanitarian aid to the DPRK will resume in around 21 months. The hold on aid comes after controversy over the appropriateness of providing assistance at a time when the North is engaging in nuclear and missile provocations. "The U.N. agencies are trying to help the neediest in North Korea". European Union ambassadors have reached an initial agreement to impose more economic sanctions on North... [Full Article...]

Turkey in show of force on Iraqi border

Turkey in show of force on Iraqi border Turkey, which has always been fighting its own Kurdish separatists, carried out military exercises at the Iraqi border and amassed dozens of tanks on its southern frontier. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was asked in an interview with Al-Monitor whether the head of Turkish intelligence Hakan Fidan would travel to Erbil for talks about two senior Turkish intelligence officers. [Full Article...]

Protest shuts down Pelosi's DREAM Act news conference in San Francisco

Protest shuts down Pelosi's DREAM Act news conference in San Francisco DACA is the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program imposed under President Barack Obama that gave temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors. If the deal falls apart and Trump returns to his pattern of insult-hurling and name-calling, the Democratic leaders will be right where they began - no better and no worse. [Full Article...]

Pakistan urges United Nations to appoint a special envoy on Kashmir

Pakistan urges United Nations to appoint a special envoy on Kashmir He further continued that Pakistan and the U.S. share the common objective and that is to fight terrorism and bring peace in Afghanistan. Asked at the CFR interaction to comment on the Trump administration's recently unveiled Afghan policy, under which the US President has sought more help from New Delhi to bring peace and stability in the war-torn country, Abbasi said Pakistan sees zero polit... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton savages Trump's United Nations speech on "Colbert"

Hillary Clinton savages Trump's United Nations speech on Before Hillary Clinton chose to include "Russian hacking" on her long and growing list of excuses for losing the 2016 U.S. presidential election, back when she was USA secretary of state, Clinton's foundation sent an invitation to then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to attend the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative summit in NY. [Full Article...]

West Ham cruise through but Bilic wants more from club record signing

West Ham cruise through but Bilic wants more from club record signing 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. West Ham duo Mark Noble and Javier Hernandez are ready to face Tottenham , despite rough treatment from Bolton in the midweek Carabao Cup fixture. [Full Article...]

James Corden blasted for smooching Trump's chump

The politician, who left his post as President Donald Trump's aide in August, courted controversy when he made a cameo during host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue during the awards ceremony to poke fun at himself and his reputation for making false statements. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma City police kill deaf man who didn't obey commands

Oklahoma City police kill deaf man who didn't obey commands That's when witnesses started yelling " he can't hear you ", according to Mathews. The incident is being investigated by the homicide unit, Mathews said. When he was about 4.5 meters away from the officers, they opened fire - Lt Lindsey with his Taser and Sgt Barnes with his gun. A neighbor told the Associated Press that Sanchez used notes to communicate with her and her husband. [Full Article...]

Ninth nursing home resident dies after power outage

Ninth nursing home resident dies after power outage The problem was noted the following day by Broward County and by the nursing home administrator in a call to the state, but the state says there was no indication that conditions had become risky. This post has been updated with information about proposed state rules requiring generators at nursing homes and assisted living facilities . Another voice mail was retrieved at 12:50 p.m., according to... [Full Article...]

IDF Welcomes "Historic" Establishment of US Military Base on Israeli Soil

IDF Welcomes The air defense chief said the permanent presence of a U.S. facility on Israeli soil sends a "message to the region and our surroundings that our partnership with our friend the United States is important". "And now with the opening of this site, these crucial interactions will happen every day". Haimovich also noted that the IDF had established a new Iron Dome battalion, referring to the battle... [Full Article...]


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