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King contradicts Trump camp, says interview wasn't for podcast

In an interview broadcast September 9 on RT, the Russian channel, Trump played down the possibility that Moscow is hacking the United States election, and floated the notion that we may be looking less at a foreign cyber intrusion, and more at Democratic Party propaganda.

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Burkini ban: Let's talk about how remarkable this French court's ruling is

Officials say the burqini ban on public beaches was in response to growing concerns over terror threats. He told BFM-TV Friday: "Here the tension is very, very, very strong and I won't withdraw it". "French authorities must now drop the pretence that these measures do anything to protect the rights of women", Amnesty's Europe director John Dalhuisen said.

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Arvind Kejriwal to skip Delhi Assembly special session

He also announced that consumption of alcohol, meat and tobacco would be prohibited in the walled city of Amritsar . "Delhi has been pushed into an administrative crisis and it is very regrettable that Chief Minister Kejriwal who has created this crisis is now trying to mislead the people of Punjab", Upadhyay was quoted as saying in a statement issued by Delhi BJP.

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Lydia Ko makes blemish free start to LPGA Classic in Ontario

Thailand's P.K. Kongkraphan and South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim are one-shot back of the lead at 9-under par. Second-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn was four strokes back after a 68 in her bid to win three straight events for the second time this season.

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'Isil backs Trump as a president to inspire jihad', says Hillary

Trump had said "Yeah, I guess so", when asked about a potential conflict in Iraq. The Trump camp did not say how much of its $90 million August haul goes into the campaign's coffers, and how much goes to the national party and the state parties linked to the joint fundraising arrangements.

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Obama warns of new sanctions after N. Korea nuclear test

The North's fifth atomic test and the second in eight months brought the UN's most powerful body into emergency session, three days after it strongly condemned Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile launches. Now, he said, "we are coming to nearly this confrontational situation". After the fourth test in January, China agreed to impose tougher United Nations sanctions.

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Sioux receive stunning reprieve on Dakota Access crude-oil pipeline

Apart from concerns about construction disrupting sacred tribal sites, conservation groups have said they fear oil leaks could contaminate farmland and water resources near the pipeline. More than 1,000 protesters had gathered at the site on private land near the sprawling Standing Rock Reservation. She and her 16-year-old daughter hope to join the protests at the reservation once they can raise the money, she said.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) "Political Crap" Tax Scandal Similar to Previous Blames

Tim Cook told Irish state network RTE in an interview broadcast Thursday that the money, part of profits from 2014, should be brought back to the USA next year. "There wasn't a special deal between Ireland and Apple", Cook said. Ireland is now obliged to recover the unpaid tax from Apply for the years 2003-2014 which can amount up to €13 billion, plus interest.

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European Union says 'ball is rolling' on TTIP talks

Fekl's comments follow scathing remarks from Germany's economy minister and vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel , who said over the weekend the talks had all but collapsed, as 14 rounds of negotiations had yet to result in a single joint statement.

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Call for united global response as Tokyo eyes more sanctions

Obama held unscheduled meetings with Park and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after the missile tests and said Washington needed to maintain a sense of urgency within the worldwide community on sanctions against Pyongyang. South Koreans watch the news in Seoul on September 5, after North Korea reportedly launched three ballistic missiles . It was the country's fifth atomic test and second in eight months.

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American media grapples with what to do when Donald Trump lies

Among Trump's backers, 78% think he will emerge as the better debater and 18% expect Clinton to fare better. "I think Hillary Clinton and the current administration have endangered our nation's security", Anderson said on a conference call.

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Donald Trump Faces Questions Over "Pay-to-Play"

A Trump Organization senior vice president told The Post that the donation was "an honest mistake " and that the contribution wasn't properly listed. Attorneys general from other states had said they couldn't defend bans on adoption by same-sex couples or LGBT individuals, saying they were unconstitutional.

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Sanctions Fail, North Korean Provocations Go Nuclear With Fifth Test

News of the test emerged when seismic monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude "artificial earthquake" early on Friday near Punggye-ri, where the last test took place in January. According to Khrustalev, the recent nuclear test could mean significant progress in the development of North Korea's nuclear program. As South Korean leader Park Geun-hye put it, the young dictator "is not listening to any words from the global community or neighboring countries in his attempt to cling to power".

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High expectations for Clinton ahead of first debate

In a sit-down with CNN's Dana Bash at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the GOP vice presidential nominee said Donald Trump was speaking "boldly" as did the 40th president of the United States. Trump has blasted Obama's policy toward China as weak and said the president was humiliated by the Chinese during his visit to Asia this week. Asked about her promise to not put troops in Iraq, she reiterated her belief that "putting a big contingent of American grounds troops on the ground ...

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Chancellor Merkel faces humiliating setback in regional election

Angela Merkel was facing damaging losses yesterday as the resurgent far-Right swept ahead of her party in German regional elections. Thomas Jaeger, a political scientist at Cologne University, told Reuters that Merkel will not be out of the game.

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Construction of controversial North Dakota pipeline temporarily halted

And the tribe says that threatens both sacred burial grounds and drinking water. The ruling is a devastating moment for Native American rights activists as well as environmental rights activists. Proponents of the pipeline's construction believe it to be a safer method of transporting oil than the current methods being used which is by rail and road.

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Tusk tells May to start Brexit process 'as soon as possible'

Mrs May's spokeswoman said Mr Davis was expressing a personal opinion on the single market rather than official policy. May said the government was helping people buy their first home and house building was on the rise under the government.

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I have no quarrel with Obama, but… - Duterte

The article did not say how long their meeting was but that it was mutually agreed upon. The better translation, he said, is "son of a bitch", as American media rendered the expression, or "son of a gun". More than 2,800 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since Duterte took office. One report published in 2013 by Time Magazine refers to the Philippines as one of the nations who view the us positively in contrast with others over the outside world's view of the United ...

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California Extends Nation's Most Ambitious Climate Change Law

Additionally, the Governor issued an executive order a year ago to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, a goal which is now codified by SB 32 . AB 197 establishes a legislative committee on climate change policies to help continue to ensure the states actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are conducted with transparency and accountability.

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UB40 backs UK opposition leader Corbyn in leadership contest

Voters crowded around Corbyn for a picture as Smith, who found no queue of enthusiastic photo-takers near him, walked off stage. Mr Corbyn said he believed Labour would "come together" after the results of the leadership battle, which he is on course to win comfortably, are announced.

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U.S. House passes measure allowing September 11 victims to sue Saudis

No official Saudi complicity in the Al-Qaeda attacks of 9/11 has been proven, and the kingdom has never been formally implicated. It is eager, experts say, to avoid embarrassing lawsuits in US courts that could put a spotlight on Riyadh's perceived negligence in combating terrorist financing by Saudi citizens in the years and months before the September 11 attacks, even if potential legal claims fail to prove the royal family's outright complicity in the attacks.

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India to complete Myanmar, Thailand highway by 2020

President Kyaw, who is on a four-day visit, was in Bodh Gaya in Bihar on Saturday and later visited the Taj Mahal in Agra on Sunday. The two other MoUs are for cooperation in traditional medicine and renewable energy. Myanmar is home to more than 100 ethnic groups and many minorities harbour deep seated historical suspicions of the Bamar majority group - which includes Suu Kyi - complaining that they have endured decades of discrimination.

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Obama Halts North Dakota Oil Pipeline After Judge Okays Its Construction

The crowds gathered Friday in a plaza and then marched through downtown streets. "The pipeline will carry up to 570,000 barrels of highly polluting Bakken crude oil per day". The plaintiffs claim the tribe was not properly consulted before the US Army Corps of Engineers approved the pipeline project. U.S. District Judge James E.

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Obama: North Korea Nuclear Test Demands 'Serious Consequences'

The UN Security Council on Friday condemned the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying it is a clear violation of Security Council resolutions. This has definitely put on a higher level the DPRK's technology of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets. May 25, 2009 - The DPRK conducts its second nuclear test.

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Weightlifter makes history with Vietnam's first Paralympic gold

Although she failed to progress to the final‚ she was still over the moon‚ if a little shell-shocked. "Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow... what an experience! I can jump into the pool next week and swim a faster time‚ but it's not going to get me a Paralympic gold‚" Paul said.

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Sturgeon: Education at heart of programme for government

Even an independent Scotland, as much discussed in 2014, could not rely on being granted fast-track European Union entry and would have to embark on accession talks which could take a decade or more. The programme lays out the Bills that are to be brought before the Scottish Parliament between now and the end of June next year, with Ms Sturgeon saying it represents the "hard graft" of turning the SNP's manifesto from the May Holyrood elections into reality.

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Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt

Also on Wednesday, a US federal judge granted Hanjin temporary protection from creditors, which would allow for three Hanjin ships stranded at the port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach to dock without fear of being seized, according to a report by the Associated Press .

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Clinton: Trump's praise of Putin is "unpatriotic" and "scary"

The billionaire businessman, who has closed the gap on Hillary Clinton according to recent polls, praised Mr Putin for maintaining "great control over his country". Clinton also said her 2002 Senate vote in favour of the Iraq War was "a mistake". When King asked Trump if he believed reports that Russian hackers may have targeted Democratic Party databases, as part of an effort to influence the American presidential election, Trump said he did not believe that to be the case.

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Turkey Kills Six Members of Kurdish Security Forces

Raqqa was expected to be targeted eventually, but Turkey says they mustn't allow the YPG to spearhead the operation, saying they won't allow them to gain power by taking Raqqa for themselves. Yousef said the Kurdish groups and their allies were still seeking to link up the regions, or cantons. "We will not retreat from that". It has so far resulted in the seizure of a 56-mile corridor within Syria near the Turkish border, between the cities of Azaz and Jarabulus .

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UN Security Council condemns North Korean missile launches

Meanwhile, the United States and South Korea - perceived as enemies by Pyongyang - stressed the importance of Beijing's role in pressuring Pyongyang. The Council members said they further regretted that the North Korea is diverting resources to the pursuit of ballistic missiles while it citizens have great unmet needs.

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Clinton and Trump confront their key weaknesses

At the TV forum on Wednesday night, Trump said he was "shocked" by information he got during the briefing. "I am very good with body language. He's been a stronger leader", said Lewandowski. But many have declared a loser: "Matt Lauer", Colbert said. "It actually suggests he will let Putin do what Putin wants and even make excuses for him", Clinton continued.

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Gabon's Bongo shrugs off calls for vote recount

In an interview with Europe 1 radio, Bongo accused the European Union observers of "overstepping their mandate" and said he too was preparing to challenge some of the results. Despite Jean Ping's appeal for an economic blockage, the centre of the capital Libreville was its usual bustling self on Monday as France said several of its dual citizens were "unaccounted for" following clashes and mass arrests.

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Britain asserts no Brexit talks before 2017 in meeting with EU President

The EU is waiting for the United Kingdom to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal step required to start the departure process, which is supposed to take two years. The talks at No 10 come after May faced accusations of vagueness and contradiction over the Government's position on remaining in the European single market.

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Saudi-Iran war of words intensifies ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

One source said that a "directive" was circulated among party members not to participate in the Hajj pilgrimage, warning of dismissal if they don't abide by the decision. The Mina tragedy came after, a massive construction crane collapsed onto the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing more than 100 people, including a number of Iranians.

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U.S. and Russian Federation announce Syria ceasefire plan after marathon talks in Geneva

Mr Kerry said he believed the plan would lead to talks to "stop the conflict" which has raged for more than five years, killing more than 290,000 people and displacing millions. Lavrov and Kerry have already taken several breaks and held bilateral talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Friday. The US-backed moderate opposition has refused to resume the UN-led talks unless a cessation of hostilities take hold and the regime and Russian Federation end the siege and bombing ...


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