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Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade

Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade The attack lasted about 10 minutes, the BBC's David Bamford told NPR. He said the British diplomat had condemned the attack and said he would relay Tehran's message of protest to the authorities in London. "Enemies should not imagine that they can gain dignity with this sinister move. I would like to confirm our readiness to continue building cooperation with Iranian partners in resisting ... [Full Article...]

Tension as Russian Federation provides missile system to Syria

Tension as Russian Federation provides missile system to Syria But the Russian military came out on Sunday, renewing the accusations against Israel. Israel has long lobbied Moscow not to provide the S-300 to Syria , fearing this would hinder its aerial capability to strike the forces of Iran and its Hezbollah allies in Syria. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein to Meet with Trump Thursday

Rosenstein to Meet with Trump Thursday However, the Justice Department has a line of succession that could let Solicitor General Noel Francisco assume control of the investigation. The departure of Rosenstein - possibly giving Trump an opportunity to get more of a loyalist as a replacement - would dramatically rock the probe into whether Russian Federation colluded with the Trump campaign in his shock presidential election victor... [Full Article...]

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area Sunday will bring scattered showers again as the front stalls out over our area. Normal temperatures for the first week of fall are highs of 17 C and lows of 17 C. I have chances at 40% for the area and partly cloudy skies. This cooler air will stick around for the extended period with highs Thursday in the low/mid 60s, and 50s for Friday and Saturday . [Full Article...]

Immigrants on U.S. food stamps may be denied green cards

Immigrants on U.S. food stamps may be denied green cards Immigrants applying for green cards are already required to prove they will not become a so-called "public charge", with receipt of cash benefits considered. "But the benefits that immigration brings to society far outweigh their costs, and smart immigration policy could better maximize the benefits of immigration while reducing the costs", the economists concluded. [Full Article...]

Rouhani warns USA over preventing Iran from exporting oil - ISNA

Rouhani warns USA over preventing Iran from exporting oil - ISNA Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in May to the dismay of European allies, Russian Federation and China which had invested years in negotiations to achieve a milestone agreement on keeping Iran's nuclear ambitions in check. "That bridge must be rebuilt", he told NBC news . Known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal ended a almost 12-year stand-o... [Full Article...]

Trump touts his own achievements, and the United Nations laughs

President Trump addressed the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, with his familiar "America First" theme taking prominence. Tensions between the USA and Iran were already high after both countries accused each other of supporting terrorism after a militant attack Saturday at a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran , killed 25 people and wounded dozens more. [Full Article...]

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed Kavanaugh, interviewed with his wife, said Trump called him Monday afternoon "and he said he's standing by me". Since Ramirez's account became public, GOP lawmakers and Kavanaugh supporters, including President Donald Trump , have dug in. [Full Article...]

Four Reasons the New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Weaker Than Ford's | Trending

Four Reasons the New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Weaker Than Ford's | Trending Meanwhile, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Ranking member Dianne Feinstein , in a letter, urged President Donald Trump to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation to immediately and thoroughly investigate Ford's allegations and report to the Senate as soon as possible. [Full Article...]

Indonesian teenager, 19, survives 49 days alone in the Pacific Ocean

Indonesian teenager, 19, survives 49 days alone in the Pacific Ocean Adilang worked on a floating fish trap, known as a rompong in Indonesia. ( Indonesian Consulate General in Osaka via AP) He was employed since age 16 in the one of the world's loneliest jobs: lamp lighter on a rompong - a wooden raft with a hut on top that's lit at night to attract fish - moored about 125 kilometres (78 miles) off the coast of North Sulawesi. [Full Article...]

Ditch EU for change, Corbyn supporters stick to Brexit script

Ditch EU for change, Corbyn supporters stick to Brexit script Mr Corbyn (left) and Tom Watson took to the stage at Labour conference together yesterday. Despite saying that he would support another vote on Brexit if party members backed it, Mr Corbyn explicitly said he was not calling for a second referendum and would prefer a general election. [Full Article...]

Pakistan congratulates Maldives on peaceful Presidential election

Pakistan congratulates Maldives on peaceful Presidential election The Maldives Election Commission released provisional results earlier on Monday showing longtime politician Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had won, with 58.3 per cent of the vote. "We call on all stakeholders to maintain an environment conducive for a peaceful transfer of power", the group said. He also urged the incumbent to immediately release scores of political prisoners. [Full Article...]

Russia's secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

Russia's secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK Details emerged about the incident through a letter from the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry to a legislator. "Special designation" refers to the ability of the Ecuadorian President to appoint individuals to diplomatic posts even if they are not career diplomats. [Full Article...]

Dallas officer fired, accused of fatally shooting neighbor in his own apartment

Dallas officer fired, accused of fatally shooting neighbor in his own apartment Guyger was charged with manslaughter in the killing; she is now free on $300,000 bond. She has the right to appeal the discipline. "And instead of investigating the homicide - instead of going into her apartment and seeing what they can find, instead of collecting evidence relevant for the homicide investigation - they went out specifically looking for ways to tarnish the image of this young man".... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says ‘misled’ by Israel in plane downing over Syria

All 15 people aboard were killed. The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday Sept. 23, 2018, has renewed its accusations against Israel for causing the downing of a Russian military plane over Syria. Russian Federation also accused Israel of using a hotline set up between the two sides to avoid airborne collisions to mislead Russian Federation about its plans. [Full Article...]

Indian sailor rescued after yacht damaged in round-the-world race

Indian sailor rescued after yacht damaged in round-the-world race Race organizers had said Sunday that poor weather conditions had delayed the arrival of the first ship to Tomy until Tuesday, but the French vessel had later made good progress. Weather permitting, he may be asked by the Joint Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (JMRCC) in Canberra to abandon his own yacht and board Thuriya to provide immediate assistance to the injured yachtsman. [Full Article...]

Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes

Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes While the cumulative feedback from these tariff actions have been largely negative, they may be more necessary than one thinks, according to Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist for JLL's U.S. China's leaders ought to see that, for the most part, they dovetail with their own stated ambitions to make the economy more productive through competition and reform. [Full Article...]

Trump Says he Hasn't Decided Whether to Fire Rosenstein

Trump Says he Hasn't Decided Whether to Fire Rosenstein Rosenstein challenged the report Friday, saying he feels "there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment". "He's expecting to be fired", a source tells Axios . Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for that move. The administration official, whom Trump has called for a federal investigation to unmask, wrote that there was a group of officials working to safeguard the country from the... [Full Article...]

European Union leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint

European Union leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint But EU member Ireland and the rest of the EU have demanded a " backstop " guarantee that if that happens, then Northern Ireland would have a special status - effectively remaining inside the EU economic space, but at the cost of new differences with the British mainland, which both Mrs May and her vital parliamentary allies from the province say threaten British sovereignty. [Full Article...]

U.S. hits China with sanctions for buying Russian military equipment

U.S. hits China with sanctions for buying Russian military equipment The United States has made on Thursday to its blacklist of 33 individuals and legal entities of Russian Federation related to its military-industrial complex, and intelligence. The Chinese government expressed anger on Friday and demanded the withdrawal of Trump administration sanctions laid a day earlier on its military for purchases made in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]


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