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The art of the nuclear deal

The art of the nuclear deal Second, it appears that moderate Senate Republicans will side with Democrats to block passage of any sanctions that could endanger the Iran deal. Under the 2015 deal, Tehran agreed to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for relief from wide-ranging oil, trade and financial sanctions that had choked the Iranian economy. [Full Article...]

US Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing 'Anti-Israel Bias'

US Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing 'Anti-Israel Bias' Until that time, the United States, which provides around $80 million to UNESCO annually, will remain a full member. The "Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. The United States said Thursday that it was pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, accusing it of "anti-Israel bias" in a move that underlines Washington's drift away from worldwide i... [Full Article...]

Daesh's British online recruiter 'White Widow' killed by United States drone

Daesh's British online recruiter 'White Widow' killed by United States drone Britain's The Sun newspaper cites United States intelligence sources as saying Jones was killed in June. Jones previously played in a punk band. Britain on Thursday refused to confirm reports that a USA drone had killed a middle-aged British mother, also known as the "white widow,", who had joined Islamic State jihadists in Syria . [Full Article...]

Hamas and Fatah 'agree deal' for unified Palestinian government

Hamas and Fatah 'agree deal' for unified Palestinian government The two sides had been meeting in the Egyptian capital this week with the aim of ending a crippling decadeold split between the two sides. "The legitimate government, the government of consensus, will return according to its responsibilities and according to the law", Fatah delegation chief Azzam Al-Ahmed said at the signing ceremony in Cairo . [Full Article...]

Heavy rainfall predicted in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha

Heavy rainfall predicted in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha Arrival of as many as 47 flights and departure of about 35 flights was rescheduled and many flights were delayed, an official said. Meanwhile, ferry services between Kolkata and Howrah have been suspended due to bad weather. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail over Gangetic West Bengal and 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph very likely over adjoining areas of Jhark... [Full Article...]

New Mazda3 shown in concept teaser

New Mazda3 shown in concept teaser Mazda says one of the concepts will herald its next-generation products, while the other will signal the direction of the company's future design language. In 2019-2020 year, Japanese manufacturers are planning to bring to market a sedan Mazda 6 new generation. Looks like "Zoom-Zoom" fans have much to be excited about as Mazda has announced and teased two new concept cars on its way to the Toky... [Full Article...]

Earth to witness asteroid swingby over the southern sky on Thursday

Earth to witness asteroid swingby over the southern sky on Thursday Michael Kelley, a scientist working on the Nasa TC4 observation campaign, said: "Scientists have always appreciated knowing when an asteroid will make a close approach to and safely pass the Earth because they can make preparations to collect data to characterise and learn as much as possible about it". [Full Article...]

Federation Ship Banned for Breaking North Korea Sanctions

Federation Ship Banned for Breaking North Korea Sanctions Griffiths identified the four ships as Petrel 8, Hao Fan 6, Tong San 2 , and Jie Shun . "But it's a port ban", said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on North Korea sanctions, adding the ships were found "transporting prohibited goods". [Full Article...]

Central Council, UAS and Gov. Walker celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Central Council, UAS and Gov. Walker celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day For decades, Native American activists have tried to get rid of Columbus Day. This, after several years of stopgap measures to institute a Indigenous Peoples Day in the past. "But I am going to recognize our indigenous people who have been here for thousands of years". "The history of this land continues to be written by indigenous people", Mallot added. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom paper: Trump trip won't be a state visit

United Kingdom paper: Trump trip won't be a state visit Trump may be allowed cut the ribbon on the brand new U.S. embassy which is close to completion at Nine Elms, near Battersea Power Station. The visit will not include a stay with the Queen like Barack Obama enjoyed in 2011. Donald Trump is set to make a scaled-down visit to Britain next year, it has been reported. British Prime Minister Theresa May stirred up anger in Parliament when she earli... [Full Article...]

Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout

Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout The dispute blew up last week when Turkey arrested a Turkish employee of the American consulate on suspicion of links to the group blamed for last year's failed coup. Turkish officials had expressed hope of a new page in Ankara-Washington relations under President Donald Trump after repeated bickering in the last months of Barack Obama's term. [Full Article...]

China opposes USA move to send its warship in South China Sea

China opposes USA move to send its warship in South China Sea The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee entered China's territorial waters near the islands on Tuesday and conducted a so-called " freedom of navigation " operation, without the permission of the Chinese government, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said yesterday. [Full Article...]

European Union stops natural gas sales to North Korea

European Union stops natural gas sales to North Korea The information, that included wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea, was from the country's defence ministry, according to Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker. Late last month, the Air Force sent two B-1Bs over worldwide waters close to the North's east coast. Reports of reconnaissance on United States utilities follow earlier reports alleging DPRK spies stole a... [Full Article...]

North Korean hackers 'stole US-South Korean war plans'

North Korean hackers 'stole US-South Korean war plans' The information, that included wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea, was from the country's defence ministry, according to Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker. Pyongyang has repeatedly denied any responsibility for or knowledge of the attacks. Commenting on the news is Chris Doman, security researcher at AlienVault, who is investigating hacking groups in North Korea ... [Full Article...]

Black man beaten at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville faces felony charge

Black man beaten at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville faces felony charge One of the alleged attackers couldn't get the police interested in arresting Harris . "The victim went to the Magistrate's office, presented the facts of what occurred and attempted to obtain the warrant", the police in Charlottesville said in the statement. [Full Article...]

Rajnath Singh to inaugurate NIA headquarters in Delhi

Rajnath Singh to inaugurate NIA headquarters in Delhi Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday that India was no more a weak country but a strong one, which was in a position to resolve a contentious matter such as the Doklam standoff with China. I'm confident that NIA will maintain its credibility & professionalism, he added. PM Narendra Modi, he added, had succeeded in bringing the worldwide community on board over the issue. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooting: gunman shot security guard six minutes before killing spree

Las Vegas shooting: gunman shot security guard six minutes before killing spree Paddock shot into the crowd from his 32nd floor hotel room for close to 11 minutes , killing himself as police zeroed in. "He was injured prior to the mass volume shooting ", Lombardo told reporters, announcing a new timeline to the shooting . [Full Article...]

Rohingya people fled from oppression in Myanmar

Rohingya people fled from oppression in Myanmar More than half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since attacks by militants belonging to the Muslim minority on Myanmar police posts sparked brutal reprisals by security forces. They have been the target of systematic oppression in Myanmar for decades, with previous army campaigns driving huge numbers across the border to Bangladesh. [Full Article...]

Trump's immigration plan shows he 'can't be serious,' say Schumer and Pelosi

Trump's immigration plan shows he 'can't be serious,' say Schumer and Pelosi The principles are meant as the framework for a legislative reworking of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( Daca ) programme terminated in September by Trump. A three-pronged proposal lists initiatives under three broad categories - border security, interior enforcement and merit-based immigration series. [Full Article...]

My IQ is higher than Tillerson's

My IQ is higher than Tillerson's Schmidt continued to say that Trump is putting thousands of American lives on the line all while getting wrapped up in a feud with the National Football League and botching Puerto Rican relief efforts. Later, the State Department said Tillerson never used "that type of language". " I think I'm actually strengthening authority ". The president launched a series of tweets on a wide range of to... [Full Article...]


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