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Russian Federation downplays conflict with United States over Syria weapons report

Chlorine's use as a weapon and mustard gas are prohibited under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention. According to the committee's findings, the Syrian Air Force bombed at least 2 villages by releasing toxic substances in 2014 and 2015. Obama has said he is " very proud " of his decision not to launch airstrikes against Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad likely held on to a few of his chemical weapons, despite assurances by the USA officials that he gave them all up to Russian Federation.

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Japan Seeks to Outdo China in African Markets

Japan is banking on its strengths in quality infrastructure development and training of human resources to promote Japanese businesses there, an apparent counterpoint to China's expanding influence in Africa. The Japanese government plans to award grants and extend loans to support geothermal power developments in Africa, including in Kenya, the Nikkei Asian Review said.

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Trump Accused Of Violating Immigration Laws As Republican Nominee's Woes Worsen

Burns has been an outspoken voice as Trump has cranked up his appeals to black voters to consider voting for him. The tweet shows Clinton in blackface standing behind a podium with her blue campaign logo on it. But if he goes too far, he risks angering the Republican Party base that precisely embraced him because of his hardline stance on illegal immigration as well as upending his carefully wrought image as a non-politician who tells it like it is and does not slither and slide on the ...

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Deadly airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen

Amnesty International said the incident was an "atrocious attack that could amount to a war crime". Six people were killed and 20 injured, according to rebel sources . "We can't work in it without major repairs". Abs is adjacent to the town of Harad, on the border with Saudi Arabia, and from where rebels have repeatedly shelled areas on the kingdom s side of the frontier, causing both civilian and military deaths.

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Kerry, Lavrov kick off Syria talks in Geneva

There had been hopes of a definitive announcement to stem the fighting in the war-torn country and on proceeding to a new round of UN-brokered peace talks. He reportedly suggested carrying out humanitarian assistance through the United Nations, and bringing the Syrian parties to the negotiating table. The chilling findings of the report have motivated Kerry and Lavrov to come up with a strategic joint solution.

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USA says Russia's use of Iranian air base 'not helpful'

The Russian Defense Ministry released special footage of its aircraft operating from Iran and bombing targets in Syria. "Generally, there is no stationing of Russian forces in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran", Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, said.

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European Union orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

The White House also blasted the ruling as unfair and disruptive to its own efforts at tax reform. "Under this agreement, Apple Sales International and Apple Operations Europe make yearly payments to Apple in the United States to fund research and development efforts conducted on behalf of the Irish companies in the US".

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Westwood 'proud' with Ryder Cup call

He was runner-up to Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open, to Branden Grace at Hilton Head and he lost in a playoff to Graeme McDowell in Mexico last fall. It boiled down to Pieters vs. Russell Knox , players who have won events on different sides of the Atlantic this month. The Ryder Cup stalwart may not have been on top form in recent starts at the PGA Championship and the Czech Masters but, if showing signs of his best, will be influential to Europe's young line-up on and off the course.

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Trump announces "major speech on illegal immigration" for Wednesday

In a microcosm of how the Trump campaign tends to sow confusion about its policy positions, running mate Mike Pence punted Sunday on a question that Trump has long since taken a clear position on. The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) have insisted the plan is consistent with his previous stances and will not include an amnesty for those residing in the USA illegally.

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Day, 40 Boats, Thousands Of People Rescued Trying To Get To Europe

Cheers as rescue boats arrive. . "One of the boys was not well", she added. "Our medical team made a decision to request an evacuation due to the fact that his health was so fragile that he would not have survived the long journey to Italy in our boat".

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Zika Hits Singapore; 41 Cases Reported

The ministry released a press statement that read, "They are not known to have traveled to Zika-affected areas recently, and are thus likely to have been infected in Singapore ". The housekeeping was found potential breeding habitats favourable to musquito breeding. Almost all 41 have recovered, but five more suspected cases were yesterday reported by a clinic, local media said.

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Trump's indecision on his signature policy highlights the weaknesses of his campaign

Trump outlines his (latest) immigration stance in a speech Wednesday , should voters take it seriously or should they roll their eyes? Trump rose to the top of the GOP field by stoking the nativist anger of his conservative followers with vows to deport all the undocumented workers in this country, and build a wall between the U.S.

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Merkel underestimated migrant challenge: German vice chancellor

Chancellor Angela Merkel made a pitch to win back voters dismayed by the influx of refugees and Germany's deepening involvement in global crises, hinting at tax cuts and attempting to broaden her party base with an appeal to citizens of Turkish descent.

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Turkish solider killed in rocket attack near Syria's Jarablus

Pro-Kurdish troops were fighting the Turkish army after it moved deeper into the Kurdish region in Syria, sources on the ground confirmed on Saturday. A spokesman for the local Kurdish administration said 75 people had been killed in both villages, reports AFP. In general, those US special operations forces have close contact with their Turkish counterparts, and they rely on Turkey for their rear supply lines, according to people familiar with the situation.

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Strike continues as curfew lifted from most of held-Kashmir

Reports said that most of the shops remained closed as usual. Indian government forces chase Kashmiri protesters during a protest after curfew was lifted in some parts of Srinagar , Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Aug. According to official sources, hundreds of people were roughed up and their vehicles were damaged, mostly after withdrawal of police and paramilitary deployment at 6.30 p.m.

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France says TTIP talks should stop because the deal is dead

His trade chief said earlier on Tuesday that France wants to halt talks on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which the socialist French government sees as too friendly to U.S. He voiced doubt that the TTIP negotiations could be successfully completed till the end of the year. The European Commission was quick to play down the significance of Gabriel's remarks , and despite the lack of concrete progress, Garcia Bercero said at the conclusion of last month's talks that ...

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Russian Federation hacks 2 voter databases in US

In its bulletin to the states, the Federal Bureau of Investigation called on local officials to keep an eye on eight separate IP addresses that are believed to be associated with the attacks, including one that was used in both cyber intrusions.

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Isis fills mass graves with up to 15000 victims of its terror

AP says that out of the 72 mass burial sites it found, the smallest holds three bodies, while the biggest is thought to contain thousands, although no one now knows for certain. Many graves lie in territory still under Isis control and were identified from satellite imagery after testimony was heard from survivors. The biggest documented massacre was committed in Camp Speicher in Tikrit in June 2014, when Islamic State gunned down between 1,000 and 1,700 unarmed Shiite Iraqi Air Force ...

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Maine Governor Considers Resignation Following Racist Comments

If you want a microcosmic preview of what the post-Trump recriminations might be like, or what the inevitable progressive-purity disappointment with Hillary Rodham Clinton will be like, then ME is your ideal point of observation. LePage's daughter also recently accepted a position in the Trump campaign. "When it comes to meth labs, [arrests] are essentially all ME white people".

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Massive Migrant Rescue Operations Closing in on Libya

Yet it was the deadly route between Libya and Italy that was preferred by migrants which led to the world waking up to the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War as increasing numbers of people boarded lethal boats and the European Union scaled back search and rescue operations, suspending them in 2015.

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Trump's son: Dad's immigration position not 'softening on anything'

Christie, Giuliani said , "is not the only one" counseling a more moderate stance on those who immigrated illegally, "but he is of great value to him". "And you have to secure the border". It is not an adult argument. I think we can sum up Trump's plan quite easily. But last week he indicated he was open to letting immigrants without legal status stay in the U.S.so long as they pay back taxes.

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Stocks open little changed as investors look for Fed clues

USD/CAD is supported at 1.2970 levels and is trading at 1.3099 levels. The stronger US Dollar will be supportive for Australian stocks like CSL and James Hardie with large US investments. US stocks slipped on Tuesday after strong USA economic data stoked concerns about the impact of a potential Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year and a drop in technology shares, while European stocks and the dollar hit multi-week highs.

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USA urges Islamabad, Kabul to boost anti-terror fight

The very fact that the Afghan leader thought it appropriate to go public accusing Pakistan within few hours of the attacks is indicative of India-like approach in reacting to terrorist incidents. The dead consisted of seven students, three members of the Afghan security forces, two university security guards and a lecturer, according to a statement from the presidential palace.

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Fed's Fischer says US job market 'very close' to full strength

The S&P 500 index closed down 4.26 points, or 0.2%, at 2,176.12. Utilities led the charge lower with a 1% decline. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was last down 65.3 points, or 0.35 percent, at 18,437.69. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 101.1 this month, an 11-month high. The prospect of a Fed interest rate hike in the coming months has been a source of strength for the greenback in recent days.

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John Kerry arrives in Bangladesh amid wave of attacks on minorities

You can make some noise.perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn't cover it quite as much. Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested the U.S. Ali said discussions with Kerry were "open" and "fruitful", encompassing issues of bilateral ties and cooperation in areas including militancy and trade.

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May has no legal obligation to consult parliament on European Union divorce -spokesman

A legal bid to prevent the Government from triggering Article 50 without the prior authorisation of Parliament is due to be heard in the High Court in October. "There is no need for a general election either", he added. Mr Umunna, chairman of Vote Leave Watch, which scrutinises claims made by Brexit campaigners, has written to the Prime Minister warning her that a failure to protect these rights would amount to "a betrayal of British workers".

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Bangladesh police kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe massacre

Dhaka: Bangladesh Police on Saturday stormed a militant hideout and killed Dhaka cafe attack mastermind Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and his two associates during an encounter at the militants' hideout near the national capital.

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DFA cautions Filipinos in Singapore vs Zika virus

Singapore's Tourism Board said it was premature to consider any impact on the sector, adding it remained a "safe travel destination". It has been linked in Brazil to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect where babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains.

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Probe ordered after data on stealth submarine leaked

The Indian government said in a statement Wednesday that the French government was asked to investigate and share its findings with the Indian side. The Indian Navy commissioned six Scorpene subs from French defense contractor DCNS. "That is more important", the former Defence Minister said. The French manufacturer has said the leak could have been the result of "economic wars" with competitors miffed at it landing a 12-submarine deal with Australia for almost $38 billion.

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Police trial prototype facial recognition system at Notting Hill Carnival

Police said 105 people were arrested on charges that included drug possession, carrying knives, assault, sexual offences and theft. Sixteen people were stabbed. His condition, which was critical, is now not life threatening, and a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of GBH. Police added, that there were four incidents where people were stabbed, including two 15-year old boys, a 20-year old man and a 16-year old boy.

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Voter database hack in IL by foreign intruder compromises info of 200K

Right now there is no evidence that happened in IL but hackers were able to get information that could include driver's licenses or portions of Social Security numbers for over 100 thousand people. Illinois' shutdown came after hackers reportedly accessed some voter records. And US officials say Russian intelligence agencies were behind recent hacks into Democratic Party organizations, including the campaign of its White House candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Attack wounds 3 Turkish troops in Syria

Turkey has repeatedly demanded that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition dominated by the YPG, withdraw its forces to east of the Euphrates River, this time backing up its ultimatum by hitting Kurdish forces with air and artillery strikes.

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Turkey slams US criticism of Syria action

A Kurdish-led rebel group said it had reached a ceasefire agreement with Turkish military forces on Tuesday, in a bid to bring a temporary truce to a contested area in northern Syria. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Kurdish-led forces were "shamelessly using the war in Syria to create a de-facto terrorist state in Syria", adding: "Turkey will not allow that".

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Romania PM is first European Union leader to visit quake zone

The service will take place on the edge of Amatrice's obliterated medieval town center on the grounds of a Catholic retreat. Amatrice residents had threatened to boycott Tuesday's funeral service, as it was originally scheduled to be held at an airport hangar in the city of Rienti, which is located 60 km (37 miles) away.

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France's burkini ban a 'stupid reaction' to extremism

Some, however, have accused the businessman of engaging in these tactics to gain publicity, though he has pushed back against such claims. "Every day I tell them you have to be good at school. However, he ruled out drafting a national law banning burkinis. A French court has overturned a ban on burkinis issued in Cannes - the first in a series of local bans on the Muslim full-body swimwear this summer that set off a heated controversy at home and a wave of outrage overseas.


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