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French minister says banning burkinis unconstitutional

The ruling by the Council of State specifically concerns a ban in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees.

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France Calls to Halt Trade Talks Between US, European Union

Following Sigmar Gabriel's, the German Economy Minister, announcement that the trade deal talks were " de facto dead", Matthias Fekl, French Trade Minister, said he will request a halt to TTIP talks at the European Union trade ministers' meeting in Bratislava to be held on September 2-3, 2016.

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King's Mill prepares for a week of doctors' strike action

It said: "We know there are genuine concerns about the contract and working arrangements, but we do not consider the proposed strikes are proportionate". Hundreds upon hundreds of readers have commented on SalfordOnline.com's previous coverage of junior doctors strikes through Facebook and Twitter .

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Uzbek president Islam Karimov dies

Uzbek officials have said only that Karimov is gravely ill, although the first messages of condolence from government leaders arrived on Friday. Other frontrunners for his position include Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his deputy, Rustam Azimov.

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Europe migrant crisis: Italy, Germany signal tougher stance on asylum seekers

Contemplating a bid for a fourth term, Merkel could alleviate some of the pressure on her by deporting numerous 215,000 migrants who have so far been denied rights of residency - either forcibly or by providing financial enticements. Merkel, usually described as cool-headed and rational, apparently took a decision strongly guided by emotion when she chose to allow into Germany tens of thousands of refugees who were stranded in Hungary.

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Gabon presidential guard 'bombed Jean Ping's party HQ'

A Red Cross worker who gave his name as Gildas said one of 15 people injured who was brought in by an army truck had died on Thursday. Bongo won victory with 49.8 per cent of the vote, while Ping picked up 48.23 per cent, resulting in a gap of fewer than 6,000 votes, according to provisional results.

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Donald Trump a 'Diplomatic Embarrassment,' Dem VP Candidate Tim Kaine Says

In a campaign speech given in Phoenix, Arizona, just hours after meeting with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump gave a thunderous performance as he goes for broke in an attempt to defeat Democrat rival Hillary Clinton . This as Trump doubled down on the most controversial aspects of his strategy. Some die-hard Trump supporters had criticized Trump in recent weeks for moderating his immigration policies.

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Explosions as Turkey clears mines from Syrian border

Instead, remnants of the Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkey, are now on the ascendancy. The first goal is already largely achieved with apparent US support, Russian tolerance and muted criticism from the Damascus government, suggesting that Turkish action was not unexpected by all three.

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Clinton Campaign Ads To Begin Airing In Arizona Friday

In that survey, Trump reduced Clinton's lead among independents by half, from 8 points to 4 points. In a two-way poll between Clinton and Trump, Clinton led by 6 percent, 48 to 42. The CNN Poll of Polls averages results for the five most recent publicly released national polls that meet CNN's standards for publication. "No state has been hurt worse, really, by Hillary Clinton on trade policy than Ohio", Trump said.

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Venezuela prepares for huge opposition march in Caracas

Maria Corina Machado, a strong critic of Maduro, tweeted: "Today in the streets we demonstrated that a new phase of the fight has begun". But by the end of the day it was unclear whether the country's increasingly authoritarian government would be swayed.

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Mother Teresa's canonization portrait -- and what the artist thought of her

Two years later she was given the name Sister Teresa. Rocha said she would place the relic on Andrino's head where the abscesses were, recite the prayer of Mother Teresa's beatification, and pray fervently to God, particularly the Our Father, stressing the words "Thy will be done".

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Renzi names official to rebuild quake-hit area

To spearhead reconstruction efforts, the government named Vasco Errani, a former regional governor, an extraordinary commissioner on Thursday. Errani had been president of the Emilio Romagna region when two quakes - nine days apart - collapsed factories, homes and buildings in one of Italy's most productive regions.

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Weiner and wife to separate after latest sexting scandal

The New York Daily News , for which Weiner was an occasional columnist, separately said it would no longer run his columns. In one of the photos, the former Democratic lawmaker appears in his underwear on a bed and next to him can be seen a little boy, supposedly his son.

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Bangladesh, US to fight against terrorism together: John Kerry

In December 2015, Obama noted disdainfully that he wasn't watching enough cable news to appreciate how anxious Americans were about terrorism. And like Secretary Kerry, we believe that terrorism can be combated more effectively through better governance and democracy.

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Turkey claims ill Uzbek strongman has died

Uzbek State television has suspended its usual Independence Day celebrations and is issuing a statement on Karimov's health every three hours, according to BBC Monitoring. Karimov's domination of his country's politics for a quarter-century was no less complete, nor less savage. In the years since the Andijan massacre, Uzbek authorities have continued to persecute human rights groups, journalists, independent lawyers, and independent Muslims, dismantling Uzbekistan's civil society and ...

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Spread of Zika virus has Asian officials alarmed

Tiny Singapore - the city-state is only about two-thirds the size of Washington, D.C. - only first saw Zika a week ago. Speaking after a meeting of the WHO's emergency committee on Zika, its chairman David Heymann said the disease continued to constitute an worldwide health emergency although the risk to people attending the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro this month was low.

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Clinton Email Saga May Be Bigger Than Previously Known

The redactions that were made were for "classified information or other material exempt from disclosure". She also said she didn't recall receiving guidance from the State Department on email policies and said she didn't explicitly request permission regarding a private email account or server - but said no one at the State Department expressed any confusion.

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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Borno

The attack was understood to have occurred during while the men were at prayers in the remote Taye village, the Sambisa forest in Borno State, in northeast Nigeria . The army's announcement coincided with the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry in Nigeria on a two-day visit. In 2013, the U.S. government announced a reward of $7 million for Shekau's location.

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Eight killed, 30 injured in Pakistan court bombing

A rescue official, Bilal Jalal, said at least 12 people were killed and another 54 wounded in the suicide attack , among them lawyers, policemen and passers-by. Two of the attackers detonated their suicide jackets while two others were killed by security forces. Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael condemns heinous terror strike on the Christian Colony in Peshawar .

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Reliance Jio intimates DoT, TRAI about commencement of services from September 5

These tariff plans would come into effect after December 31, 2016. Mr. Ambani also added, "the 4G network of Reliance Jio would cover 90 percent of India's 1.25 billion population by March 2017 and would eventually cover 18,000 cities and 200,000 villages".

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State Department evaluating Taliban video showing captured couple in Afghanistan

In the new video, Coleman , who was pregnant when she went missing, and Boyle make a plea for the USA and Canadian governments to pressure the Afghan government to change their policies to secure their freedom. The couple was last seen in a video emailed to her parents in 2013 in which they asked the USA government and their families to secure their release.

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Putin seeks 'compromise,' not 'trade' in Japan isle dispute

USA officials blame hackers guided by the Russian government for the attacks on DNC servers earlier this year that resulted in WikiLeaks publishing about 20,000 private e-mails among party officials, some of which showed them undermining Clinton's chief Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders.

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson comes to Milwaukee

He has said he hopes to pick off enough electoral votes to keep either Clinton or Trump from getting the necessary 270. Forty percent of voters report they feel Clinton will win the debates, with 31 percent claiming Trump will win. Earlier this month the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced its criteria for candidate eligibility in the upcoming debates. "If Trump is already polling poorly, then the libertarians really can't hurt him that much".

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Uzbek government says President Karimov has died

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (L) dances as Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev applauds next to him during Independence Day celebrations in Tashkent , Uzbekistan, August 31, 2007. Turkey on Friday claimed that Uzbekistan's ailing President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the ex-Soviet nation for over two decades, had died but there was no confirmation from Uzbek authorities.

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McCain survives primary fight

It seems that the power and influence of Trump doesn't translate well to other candidates. But both now face well-financed Democratic opponents who are determined to yoke them to their party's unpopular standard-bearer. He also says "it is imperative that Republicans maintain our majorities in Congress" and "have a say over the next president's appointments to the Supreme Court".

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New York Times Urges Hillary Clinton to Cut Ties with Clinton Foundation

Mika Brzezinski this morning summarized things this way: "A new report in Politico suggests that taxpayer money was used to defray costs for Bill and Hillary Clinton's multibillion-dollar foundation and even purchase a private server".

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US Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Southern Afghanistan

The attack came a day after officials said that 100 us troops had been sent to Lashkar Gah to help defend the city, which appears to be at increasing risk of falling to the Taliban. Approximately 700 US troops are in the Helmand province for a training exercise, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The unidentified victim died as a result of wounds sustained when a roadside bomb exploded in the Helmand province.

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Trump calls Democrats 'party of slavery' in minority outreach effort

This might be linked to the fact that Trump has had a rocky couple of weeks, filled with controversial remarks and instability within his campaign - and his poll numbers have plummeted. "We just want there to be absolutely no doubt when Hillary says, 'Hey, let's look at IN, '" he said. That history is especially relevant this year because Republicans are defending seven (of the 11 total) Senate seats they still hold in the two-time Obama states.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is still hoping to play for Manchester United this season

At a press conference today at Dusseldorf, the former Germany captain expressed his desire of staying at United and persuading manager Jose Mourinho that he still can play some quality minutes at Old Trafford. He has everything that I could wish for from a leading player. "I had wonderful years here and feel a gratitude to be able to make 120 appearances for Germany".

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Countdown to third Spanish election begins as Rajoy loses vote

The number of people registered as unemployed rose by about 14,000 from July, the first increase in six months, the Spanish Labor Ministry said Friday. Speaking before the vote, Rafael Hernando, the PP's parliamentary spokesman, said that while the idea of new elections was ridiculous, the party would take the necessary steps to ensure Christmas wasn't ruined by a return to the polls.

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Brothers Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge

Aldridge was pushing her baby in a stroller when the bullets started flying. The mother of four was caught in the crossfire of a shooting while pushing her three-week-old infant in a stroller near Dulles School of Excellence. Friends and family will come together to pray for healing for those grieving the loss of Nykea Aldridge and for peace for the city at large. Wade, who this offseason left the Miami Heat to play for his hometown Bulls, tweeted about the murder on Friday and Saturday.

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State Dept. to give AP all Clinton schedules before election

Despite Democrats efforts to link Blum to Trump with digital advertising earlier this summer, Blum now leads Monica Vernon in polling done earlier this month by 7 points according to his campaign's internal polling. "Obviously I want to get the gang members out, the drug peddlers out, I want to get the drug dealers out", said Trump . And she and top surrogates, including President Bill Clinton and possibly vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, will continue to fundraise in the state.

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Analyst says Canada can meet China's canola requirements

The countries, he noted, also agreed to establish annual meetings between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister on a range of issues, including national security and the rule of law. The bank's capital is $100 billion, and about half is pledged by China. "Other countries don't have that advantage with China, so we get an opportunity to snuggle up a little closer", Pupatello said.

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More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning strike in freak disaster

On Sunday, the Norwegian Environment Agency released photos of reindeer bodies strewn across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. John Jensenius, a lightning safety expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told The Verge that when animals or humans are huddled in groups, a lot of them are killed by the ground current.

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Colin Kaepernick expected to continue anthem protest

The 49ers quarterback has apparently been donning socks decorated in pigs with police hats at practice since at least August 10, according to CBS Sports. Numerous veterans in attendance, however, did not see any sort of concession on Kaepernick's part in how he protested this time and were still appalled.


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