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Donald Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council: White House


However, amid a widening corporate backlash over Trump's insistence on blaming "both sides" for clashes between white supremacists and anti-fascist demonstrators, in which a 32-year-old woman was killed when a auto rammed a crowd on Saturday, 12 August, the White House said yesterday the council "will not move forward". Read More »

Chris Long Has Malcolm Jenkins's Back In Anthem Protest


Long held one hand over his heart and the other drapped across Jenkins' shoulder. With all the things going on in this country, I think it's important to show that unity and support. Newly signed defensive end Chris Long has been an ardent supporter of National Football League anthem protests and in recent weeks established himself as a welcome voice speaking to the issues plaguing his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More »

A dilemma of dual citizenship

Presumably Ms Nash will join the other five cases once Parliament resumes. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week affected surety, declaring Mr Joyce was "qualified to sit in this House, and the High Court will so hold". In increasingly partisan behaviour, both the Coalition and Labor have encouraged speculation about their respective overseas-born adversaries as well as MPs and senators who have second-generation ties to other nations. Read More »

River Pollution Causes Dogs To Turn Blue


In August 2016, fishermen were concerned that the polluted river water was affecting the stock of fish. Residents began noticing blue dogs roaming the streets and were prompted to bring a complaint to the local authorities, asking that the water pollution be controlled. Read More »

Sierra Leone Mudslides Unlikely to Leave Survivors, Rescuers Say


The death toll is expected to rise as the search for missing people continues. At least 122 of the victims are children, and a similar number have been orphaned by the disaster, aid group Save the Children said. "We have no place now to sleep, only in a neighbour's house", said Abdul Bendu, in the Pentagon community, which sits directly below the devastated hilltop village of Regent. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan calls German leaders 'enemies — BBCI


Germany has voiced concern that Erdogan is using the coup as a pretext to quash dissent. In April, Turks narrowly backed a referendum to change the constitution and grant Erdogan sweeping executive powers. Yet the presence of loud demonstrators, a relative rarity during her rallies, hinted at the lingering tensions that have dogged Merkel since the refugee crisis exploded two years ago - and the residual anger that could inject uncertainty into the September 24 election outcome. Read More »

Merkel 'won't avoid' campaigning in eastern Germany despite hecklers


Erdogan also used the coup to call for a referendum to expand executive authority in Turkey. Erdogan, an authoritarian leader whose roots are in political Islam, has accused Germany of anti-Turkish and anti-Muslim sentiment. "I think they will be giving the necessary lesson to those parties at the ballot box", Mr Erdogan said. The chancellor said she considered fully suspending campaigning but said that the ongoing election battle is a "celebration of democracy" ahead of the September 24 vote. Read More »

AR, MO police gear up for annual Labor Day Crackdown


Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others. If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out. Statistics show a frightening trend in impaired-driving. Take mass transit, a taxi, Uber or ask a sober friend to drive you home. During the 2015 Labor Day holiday reporting period, there were 460 crash fatalities nationwide. Read More »

Osinbajo in Rwanda for Kagame's inauguration


He thanked Rwandans for renewing the trust in him, saying "It's a privilege to serve them". One voter, from Rutsiro in western Rwanda, told HRW he had been forced to vote in front of an election official. President Uhuru Kenyatta has travelled to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Paul Kagame. Among the heads of state present are presidents Faustin Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic, Brahim Ghali of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Ismail ... Read More »

Trump approves plan to create independent U.S. cyber command


President Donald Trump announced a bureaucratic shift on Friday to increase the power and independence of U.S. Cyber Command , giving the military unit more power to wage digital warfare against adversaries. The National Security Agency collects signals intelligence and is also tasked with the protection of United States communications networks and information systems. Read More »

Arkansas unemployment stable in July, remains at record low

The number of people employed year over year was up 642 while the number unemployed fell by 4,556. The New England unemployment rate averaged 4.1 percent, with 2.8 percent in New Hampshire; 3.1 percent in Vermont; 4.3 percent in MA; 4.3 percent in Rhode Island; and 5.0 percent in CT. Read More »

Spain terror attacks: Fourth suspect arrested


They are working on the theory that the attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona are linked to a gas explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar on Wednesday that killed one person. People from 34 countries are among the injured in the Barcelona incident, the Catalan government reported. Police in Spain say that attacks in Barcelona , Cambrils had been prepared some time ago. Read More »

Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz


Schwartz said that he would be "amazed" if Trump lasted a year in office, saying the president will resign before special counsel Robert Mueller acts on his Russian Federation investigation. "Now I feel like I've got to show there's nobody behind the curtain". Trump's troubles were exacerbated this week by revelations from former autobiographer Tony Schwartz, who claimed his former client would resign in a matter of months in an effort to save himself from impeachment. Read More »

Sunny Friday followed by spotty showers on Saturday


On Saturday , the fair's final day, there is a 40 percent chance of rain. Tuesday night - Mostly clear with a low in the low 60s. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Slight chance of pop-up showers will persist into the weekend, but we will see plenty of sunshine. Read More »

Former TO teacher killed in Burkina Faso attack


Her husband was also listed among the dead. Ms Chen, who was working towards a PhD on women and poverty in Burkina Faso at Gonville and Caius College, was believed to be pregnant when she died. "We ask our volunteers not to go to places where there are a lot of people, masses of people or where there's a lot of foreigners". Justin Trudeau has now confirmed that two of the victims were Canadian. Read More »

BJP's Mission 2019: Party aims for 360-plus seats next time


Sources said he also deliberated with senior party leaders on the issues that have been troubling the state units and also the BJP-ruled states. Despite the recent farmer protests in Madhya Pradesh , the BJP is aiming big in the state Assembly elections that will be held in 2018. Read More »

Pakistan anti-graft body seeks Nawaz Sharif's bank details from apex bank


On July 28, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from office following a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probe that exposed illegal family wealth stashed overseas. The 67-year-old three-time prime minister, however, has not yet chose to appear before the NAB. "This is the right time to start a search for the new chairman because if we start this work today it will be completed till October", the opposition leader said while talking to reporters in his chamber at the ... Read More »

Several people stabbed in Turku, Finland, police say


The police have warned people to stay away from the city centre. "Police have shot a suspected assailant in the leg". The Turun Sanomat newspaper reported at least one person was killed in the attack, which unfolded near Market Square at about 4pm on Friday, local time. Read More »

US Talks to China about North Korea, But Does Not Listen

If such a deal between the two presidents materializes-a big "if" at this stage-it mightenable the USA and China to finally embrace a more effective cooperative strategy for resolving the North Korea nuclear crisis. Other than war, the only ways to address the major threats from North Korea are deterrence and negotiations. The Trump administration is looking for new ideas and new options for solving the North Korea crisis, but meanwhile it is using the same old tools: sanctions, diplomatic ... Read More »

United Kingdom may keep visa-free travel for European Union visitors


On the citizenship rights guaranteed by the Belfast Agreement, our position is clear. Surefreight, which is based in Newry just five miles from the Republic of Ireland , is one of the largest hauliers working on the border. In its brief response to the British paper, a spokesman for the Commission said that such trade issues would only be a matter for the second phase of negotiations once "sufficient progress" had been made on the withdrawal issues in the ongoing phase-one discussions. Read More »

United Kingdom says no new immigration checks planned along Irish border after Brexit


The 28-page document published yesterday also calls for unimpeded cross-border trade with "trusted trader" status for the largest firms - and no controls on the 80 per cent of trade from smaller companies. The European Commission , the EU's executive arm, said it would "take note" of the proposals but would not negotiate on the future relationship with Britain before other issues are resolved. Read More »

Rajnath Singh praises PM Modi for his Independence Day speech


The young CEOs after the deliberation would give presentation to the prime minister on August 22. Modi emphasised on his ideas and visions about the New India, about which he first talked about at his party headquarters following the BJP's stunning election victory in state polls conducted in February-March. Read More »

British child missing after Barcelona terror attack


Seven-year-old Julian Cadman , who is reported to be from Britain, was named among those missing after the attack on Las Ramblas on Thursday. "Please share if you have family or friends in Barcelona ". Prime Minister Theresa May says the government is "urgently looking into reports" of a British dual-nationality child missing following the attacks. Read More »

Trump goes after Graham, Flake in morning Twitter rant


The GOP also aims to approve a tax-reform bill by the end of the year; Trump wants a massive infrastructure package after that. A file image of Arizona Republican senator Jeff Flake . Representatives for Graham, Flake and Ward did not immediately reply to requests for comment. "So this is not war against Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham , this is war against the entire Republican Senate". Read More »

Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University


Yousafzai received a conditional offer from Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall, contingent on her exam results. Having fulfilled the required criteria, she is now set to study philosophy, politics, and economics, commonly known as PPE, which The Guardian describes as "the Oxford degree that runs Britain". Read More »