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France's Macron Seeks EU Joint Armed Forces


Macron will propose as many as 10 projects in his speech, including a European agency for innovation and a system to improve start-up funding, a larger Erasmus student-exchange project, increased anti-terrorism cooperation, and a "digital plan" that includes a joint effort to push the EU Commission for a plan to tax Internet giants such as Apple and Google. Read More »

Supreme Court adds union fee case to blockbuster docket


The issue concerns something that deeply divided the court in 2016: whether non-members of public sector unions can be required to pay so-called "fair share" fees germane to collective bargaining. But David Frederick, a Washington , DC lawyer representing the union says the agency fees are justified by the expense of contract negotiations. Read More »

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar postpones UN Rakhine visit


The de facto leader of the country, Aung San Suu Kyi, whose stance on the violence being carried out under her watch has earned her a reputation as an apologist for the abusive forces, recently claimed that no violence had taken place since September 5. Read More »

Russian hackers allegedly interfere with the Catalan referendum


Spanish security operations to thwart a controversial secession referendum in the northeastern region of Catalonia were continuing on Tuesday as online operations rendered over 140 pro-independence web pages inaccessible. As part of their efforts to stop the referendum , the Spanish government has blocked Catalan websites, seized pro-succession material and detained officials involved in the referendum . Read More »

Steve Scalise on hospital doctors: 'They put me back together again'


The round did substantial damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels, according to Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital where Scalise had been treated after the shooting. During Scalise's recovery, his status ranged from critical to fair. "I found out later just how much damage was done internally", Scalise told "60 Minutes" correspondent Norah O'Donnell in an interview that will air on Sunday. Read More »

Majority of Americans embarrassed to have Trump as president


A new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows that a majority of Americans believe Donald Trump is "unfit to serve" as commander-in-chief and head of the nation's executive branch. Trump subsequently used his social media platform to call for boycotts against the National Football League if team owners did not fire protesting players. Read More »

Says 'All Options Are On The Table' With North Korea


Chung Eui-young, the chief of the National Security Office, made the remarks on Wednesday during Moon's meeting with the leaders of four major parties at the presidential office. The South's Armed Forces Day falls on October 1 and commemorates the day in 1950 when the South's forces broke through the 38th parallel border line during the war against the invading North. Read More »

Alabama associate AD resigns amid internal probe


The university claimed that no other coaches or staff members were believed to be involved or to have committed any further violations. Athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement the decision followed an internal review of the basketball program resulting from a wave of arrests in a federal bribery probe. Read More »

Yasir picks two as Pakistan take advantage at lunch


Pakistan will be playing a Test match without batting stalwarts Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan for the first time in seven years. The bowling department will be headed by pacer Mohammad Amir, who will be accompanied by leg-spinner Yasir Shah and fast-bowlers Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas. Read More »

N.Korea mobilises aircraft in response to US bombers

Chung "also said there are worries over military conflict being sparked by accidental incidents", Park added. Strategic assets include bombers, nuclear-powered submarines, and aircraft carriers. North Korea, however, has fired on American aircrafts before. There would be 2,811 fatalities in the initial volley and 64,000 people could be killed that first day, the majority of them in the first three hours, he wrote. Read More »

GOP tax plan nearly doubles standard deduction


In the past, President Trump , who has still not released his tax records, has said that the rich would not benefit from the new tax plan but middle class families would. Treasury . Schumer also said the cuts would increase the deficit, putting entitlement programmes such as Medicare and Social Security at risk. "We're punishing companies under our codes for being in the United States". Read More »

Republicans admit latest Trumpcare proposal is dead

The grant dollars would replace federal money now being spent on Medicaid expansion, Obamacare tax credits, cost-sharing reduction and the basic health plan dollars. "We urge Senate leaders to return to regular order and support bipartisan work to improve our health care system". Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who co-sponsored the health care bill, said, "We basically ran out of time ". Read More »

More than 120000 flee Bali volcano


More than 122,000 people on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have sought refuge in temporary shelters amid fears that the Mount Agung volcano will erupt soon. Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Read More »

Saudi Women Behind the Wheel


The royal decree late Tuesday comes into effect next summer, but it comes almost three decades after women began agitating for the right to drive. Driving a auto may lead women to have interaction with non-mahram males, for example at traffic accidents. Read More »

UA assistant among 4 coaches charged with taking bribes to deliver athletes


Why: Federal prosecutors say the former National Basketball Association player accepted about $91,500 in bribes to steer clients to Pittsburgh-based financial adviser Martin Blazer when they reached the National Basketball Association. At a third, a coaching assistant is said to have sought bribes from people seeking access to his players. Person's arrest was part of four NCAA assistant basketball coaches indicted by federal authorities in a fraud and corruption scheme that included managers, ... Read More »

Will deal with Democrats on health care, Trump says


While the tweet seemed to reference Cochran, spokesman for the senator Stephen Worley clarified Wednesday that Cochran was actually "not in the hospital". Thad Cochran is recuperating from what his office referred to as treatment for a urological issue back home in Mississippi. The president also said he would be open to negotiating with Democrats to see if he could " get a healthcare plan that's even better ". Read More »

Windstream Holdings Inc (WIN) Bonds Trading 1.5% Lower

Total debt to equity ratio of Windstream Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:WIN) for most recent quarter is 16.66 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 16.34. In other news, Director Anthony W. Thomas bought 25,381 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the ... Read More »

Raleigh man anxious about lack of supplies, communication in native Puerto Rico


Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told reporters September 26 that badly damaged airports and seaports are making it hard to get aid and personnel to Puerto Rico. They say Puerto Ricans, who depend on imports, absorb extra shipping costs for items that could be shipped directly from a nearby island like Jamaica but are instead routed through an American port. Read More »

North Korea hot topic during Xi and May phonecall


A customs official said she would investigate the matter. Tensions have continued to rise since North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test, prompting a new round of United Nations sanctions. Beijing is concerned that Washington might decide to enact unilateral sanctions on Chinese banks doing business with North Korea; China Merchants Bank and state-owned Agricultural Bank of China have been named by the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Read More »

Hospital Ship Deploying to Puerto Rico in Ramped Up Hurricane Response


I'm thinking of everyone in Puerto Rico and the many other communities that have been affected by recent hurricanes. Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham of Tallahassee, a Democratic candidate for governor, has twice called on Scott to " make Florida's National Guard units not now assisting in Florida available to help Puerto Rico's rescue and recovery efforts". Read More »

Malaysia imposes travel ban to North Korea

North Korea made a similar assertion last month when it condemned the U.N. Security Council for adopting US-led resolutions over Pyongyang's launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. Next week's game in Pyongyang had already twice been delayed following a row over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, at a Kuala Lumpur airport. Read More »

Kurdish independence: Iraqi prime minister calls for referendum results to be cancelled


Iraq considers the vote unconstitutional, especially as it was held not only within the Kurdish region itself but also on disputed territory held by Kurds elsewhere in northern Iraq . Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had declared before the vote that he would take "necessary measures" to protect the country's unity. In a press conference in Erbil , the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, representatives from the High Electoral Commission said 92.73 per cent of the four million people ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims


After revealing on September 21 that the company would hand over Russian-linked ads to Congress and announcing that it had come up with a plan to stop future election interference, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on September 27 to label Facebook as "anti-Trump". Read More »

Trump and the NFL's anthem protest


Trump praised NASCAR via Twitter early September 25. "I think they're in a really bad box". Around 9 a.m. ET, Trump tweeted: "The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations". "Great anger", Mr Trump tweeted . White House officials say they believe this will blow over, but did not know how long the President would keep it alive. Read More »