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Ireland to appeal against Apple's $14.5 million European Union tax bill

The European Union (EU) prohibits member states from giving tax benefits to selected companies. Other lawyers, however, point out that Apple's freaky tax structure - involving companies with no physical head office - means its tax rulings probably do not have many close comparators.

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Syrian Government Blamed for Chemical Attack on Residential Neighborhood in Aleppo

A 13-year-old Syrian girl in Aleppo died from inhaling toxic gas on Wednesday after Bashar al-Assad's forces poisoned 120 people in another chemical attack. Chief of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet Uzumcu. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 250,000 people and forced more than 11 million from their homes.

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Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks during ASEAN, East Asia summits

The China-ASEAN relationship transcends bilateral dimension and is becoming an important cornerstone of peace, stability and development of East Asia, he said. President Park Geun-hye left for Laos on Tuesday to attend a series of summits with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), where she is expected to call for stronger worldwide unity against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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No person of interest in Rita Maze case — Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms

By crossing state lines, the carjacker has also drawn the FBI into the investigation. The cause of death was not released. "She's elderly and failing, so she was in Helena to see her". The Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies said they found the auto, along with her body, at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Spokane International Airport.

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Obama drinks coconut water to cool down in Laos

Obama used a visit to the mountainous northern city of Luang Prabang to push back against an America-centric world view promulgated by Republican Donald Trump. Instead, he posed for a group photo before heading to a shop to buy gifts for daughters Sasha and Malia. President Barack Obama says the United States focuses on improving human rights in other nations when he travels overseas because it has learned that if you don't respect all people or religions, then it results in conflict.

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France to call for an end to EU-US free trade talks

However, a European Commission spokesperson earlier said of Gabriel's comments: "It is worth mentioning that although trade talks take time, the ball is rolling right now, and the Commission is making steady progress in the ongoing TTIP negotiations".

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Voting underway for JNUSU polls

Some students were also turned away by colleges from the voting counters as they did not have ID cards. While seven of them are in the race for the post of DUSU president, four are fighting for the vice-president's seat. I am aged 17 and not eligible to elect my government. However, Left-affiliated All India Students' Federation (AISF) which had opened its account in the JNUSU polls winning the president's post a year ago will not be contesting this time.

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Brendan Rodgers tries to keep Old Firm clash in perspective

New signing Moussa Dembele would be the likely replacement but the 20-year-old has only started one league game so far this season. The Old Firm Derby returns to the Scottish top flight this Saturday and it's got all the makings of an absolute classic.

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US, Russia Make Fresh Bid To End Syria Bloodshed

State Department.External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. Under this plan, Syria's air force would be grounded in parts of the country in an effort to halt the humanitarian crisis and end bombing of moderate opposition groups that are supported by the USA and its allies, while the various parties would come to the table for talks on a political settlement.

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Donald Trump's Long Embrace Of Vladimir Putin

In a presidential race that has been defined by nasty personal attacks and an electorate that has deep reservations about the character of both major candidates, Hillary Clinton is making yet another effort to introduce herself to voters.

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President Obama condemns North Korea's fifth nuclear test

South Korea estimates the bomb has a power equal to 6,000-7,000 tons of TNT. China, which is widely viewed as North Korea's closest ally in the worldwide community despite a deterioration in relations in recent years, added its voice to the condemnations.

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N. Korea confirms 'successful' nuclear test

North Korea has fired a total of 33 ballistic missiles since Kim took power in 2011, Seoul's Defense Ministry said . The following is a review of the country's previous nuclear tests. Besides founding member India, EAS includes the ten members from ASEAN and Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the US. North Korea said on 9 September that it "successfully" conducted an underground nuclear test just hours after a magnitude 5.3 natural disaster was detected near the ...

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'Lead weight of separatism' dragging Scotland backwards, says Ruth Davidson

Ms Sturgeon slammed Brexit as "meaningless soundbites" as she began to set out her new plan for Scotland "in these new times". "I suspect support for independence will be even higher if it becomes clear it is the best or only way to protect our interests".

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'Peace-oriented' China should stop causing tensions at sea

According to diplomatic sources, the prevailing view is that with a series of global conferences wrapped up, "China's period of self-restraint will end, and it will embark on some self-serving actions". It was, at best, a respite in long-running tensions between China and its Southeast Asian neighbours and the ruling has become a new starting point for China's rival claimants to move forward, analysts said.

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Gabon Justice Minister resigns amid presidential election protests

Ping on Friday declared himself the rightful victor of the vote. According to the electoral commission, there was a 99.93 percent turnout in that province, with 95 percent voting in favor of Bongo. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for a recount [RFI report] on Tuesday and for information concerning 15 French nationals that went missing after the protests.

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French Alps cable cars rescue due to resume

At least 45 people spent the night suspended over the glaciers of Mont Blanc in cable cars, after wires became tangled for "unknown reasons". "We were there nearly 10 hours in the cable auto", Kathy Cook, an American tourist from MI, told The Associated Press after she was among the first group to be lowered to the ground.

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Bangladesh police shoot dead suspected cafe attack mastermind

Kerry is set to arrive in Bangladesh on Monday on his first official visit to try to deepen cooperation on counter-terrorism and other issues. The government has steadfastly denied the presence in the country of any transnational militant organisation, like al Qaeda or Islamic State.

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North Korea Confirms Nuclear Test, U.S. Aware of "Seismic Activity"

North Korea is hailing its fifth nuclear test a success on state TV - adding the nation is "now capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets". Nobody wants to see that. Not only has the range of the weapons successfully tested jumped significantly, but the country is working to ideal new platforms for launching them - submarines and mobile launchers.

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BJP leader's kidnapped son released

He was shown pleading with his parents and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to secure his safe release. BJP MLA Bolin Chetias abducted nephew Kuldeep Moran was released today by his abductors, the ULFA-Independent led by Paresh Barua, in a remote area of Arunachal Pradesh where he was handed over to his father and uncle in the presence of civil and police officials.

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Armenia condemns nuclear test carried out by North Korea

There was further pressure on the USA equity market after Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, a historically dovish policymaker, said the US central bank faced increasing risks if it waited too much longer to raise interest rates. Since Pyongyang's first nuclear test sent tremors worldwide, it has been hit by five sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and missile programmes.

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Labour bosses deny 3000 leader vote

Jeremy Corbyn has predicted he can unite all wings of the Labour party in a shadow cabinet in the likely event that he wins the leadership election. "The squabbles have made the party look unelectable and both of you look unelectable", an audience member said.

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Kaepernick encouraged by Obama weighing in on protest

The Golden State Warriors star applauded Kaepernick while noting that he hopes people focus on the quarterback's motivations for the stunning protest rather than take offense to it while ignoring the substance. "Once again, it's not a protest against America". "I've been very blessed to be in this position and to be able to make the kind of money that I do and I have to help these people", Kaepernick said, per USA Today's Josh Peter .

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Former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner Released from Prison After Serving 3 Months

Turner said they were holding hands, and later said he touched her genitals. During his short stint in jail, outrage over his sentencing has changed the fate of just about everyone who has touched the case. Within five days of coming home, Turner must go to the county sheriff's department to be photographed and registered as a sex offender. "Until the system finds a way to actually pursue these cases, we won't see reporting rates go up", she said.

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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Asks 'What Is Aleppo?' in TV Interview

When reminded of this by MSNBC, Mr Johnson said he would work with Russian Federation to find a diplomatic solution to the civil war and that the conflict was an example of the dangers of meddling in the region. She dryly rebutted in a speech on Thursday morning, "You can look on a map and find Aleppo". "I think that can happen to anybody". Bill Weld of MA, have been aggressively making the case that they represent a viable alternative for voters who are not happy with the major party nominees ...

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Tensions rise after latest North Korean nuclear test

Taiwan condemned a nuclear test conducted by North Korea on Friday, calling it a provocative move and criticizing the Communist regime for disregarding the United Nations Security Council resolutions and ignoring the worldwide society's call for it not to do so.

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North Korea Claims Successful Test of Nuclear Warhead

President Barack Obama said that any provocative actions by North Korea would have " serious consequences ", according to a statement by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "Scientists and technicians of the DPRK carried out a nuclear explosion test for the judgement of the power of a nuclear warhead", the North Korean Nuclear Weapons Institute revealed in a KCNA statement.

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Hawaii braces for arrival of Hurricane Lester

A High Surf Warning is posted from 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday at 6 p.m. Meteorologist Bob Burke says the waves could impact low-lying areas. Forecaster Birchard from NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) said, "Lester remains a strong and well-organized hurricane, with a solid ring of cold cloud tops surrounding the eye".

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Are Isis Islamic? Hillary Clinton seems to think so

HILLARY CLINTON: It's a game to him. "I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions". "That is not just unpatriotic, it's not just insulting to the office and to the man who holds the office". NBC would have been better off even having Al Roker moderate. He certainly didn't do that with Donald Trump. BARACK OBAMA: And every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed.

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What's inside the new Apple iPhone?

Apple says that removing the audio port is just a sample of courage because, sooner or later, somebody had to do it. With its waterproof casing, a fancy new camera and a few new colours , there's a lot to love. The comfort-cushion ear cups buffer outside noise for immersive sound so you can experience music the way it was meant to be heard. And with an all-new depth-of-field effect (coming soon), portrait shots will look better than ever.

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North Korea's fifth nuclear test draws global outrage

Earlier Friday, Obama called for new sanctions "to demonstrate to North Korea that there are consequences to its unlawful and unsafe actions". With its biggest nuclear test drawing flak from a number of countries, India on Friday joined the worldwide community to deplore the move by Kim Jong-un's regime.

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PMQs: May dodges Brexit question on single market from SNP

May has signaled that she is in no rush to trigger the formal two-year round of exit talks with the other 27 members of the European Union , amid divisions within her government about the kind of deal Britain hopes to strike. It comes after David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union , called it "very improbable" the United Kingdom would remain in the single market given its rules on freedom of movement.

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Clinton lashes back at Trump over his comments about Putin

Clinton also bashed Trump for seeming to "trash talk" the nation's top military commanders, although Pence argued that the billionaire-turned-politician was referring to Obama reducing the generals' influence. "Russia wants to defeat ISIS as badly as we do", he said. Trump said it was clear to him that the Obama administration wasn't following the recommendations of the intelligence community.

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Karnataka shuts down over Cauvery water release

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Karnataka were shut today due to bandh call given by Pro-Kannada organisations and farmer unions today. He blamed the Tamil Nadu government for attempting to resolve the issue through "unilateral action" rather than involving the political parties and the stakeholders, including farmers' associations.

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Obama calls South Korea and Japan after North Korea nuclear test

But verifying the claim to have created a weapon-tipped missile will be hard, said Melissa Hanham, a North Korea expert at the Middle-bury Institute of International Studies. Pyongyang test-fired three missiles on Monday as world powers gathered for a G20 meeting in China's Hangzhou, with Kim Jong-Un hailing the tests as "perfect", and US President Barack Obama warning it would only up the pressure.

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Three Women Held In Paris 'Planned To Attack' Railway Station This Week

Immediately, other policemen gunned down a woman and she was reportedly hospitalized. He believes they were likely preparing violent actions. Arrests took place in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, 30 km (20 miles) south-east of Paris. A police officer was injured on the shoulder when one of the women attacked him with a knife in the southeast of Paris , the minister said. The flat they were sharing was raided on Thursday evening, when Ines M, 19, attacked a police officer with a kitchen knife.


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