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Bumpy beginning for Obama in China, starting on the tarmac

The president pointed out that this was not the first time there had been tension with the Chinese over security and news media access during his travels. International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland seen here at media event in Shanghai, China on September 1 says growing movements against trade liberalization have complicated USA softwood lumber talks.

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EU's Juncker warns United Kingdom on single market

Cuts to funds committed to EU projects usually face strong resistance in the EU Parliament and from states that benefit the most from the money. He declared: "Indeed it was the usual recipe for more Europe and in this particular case of course more military Europe ".

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Lawmaker Honors Kaepernick Protest By Sitting During Pledge Of Allegiance

I have stood with Sen. "What does it say about our country when there is a national outrage over an athlete sitting out the national anthem, but the same outrage isn't expressed when a young black man is killed for no reason?" Republican Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich said Williams and Kaepernick's protests are "not appropriate".

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Trump Says Campaigning Is 'a Form of Exercise' on 'Dr. Oz'

The Republican nominee said those who run for president have an "obligation to be healthy" before bragging that he has "taken off nearly no days" from the campaign trail. "I didn't think it was necessary", Trump responded. That Sunday announcement, which came two days after Clinton's actual diagnosis, prompted Trump to promise to release his medical records.

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Two killed in Bali ferry explosion

Reports from the incident have been confusing, with initial statements suggesting that two people died. Karangasem district police chief Sugeng Sudarso said the "Gili Cat 2" fast boat had about 40 people including crew on board. Photographs of badly-injured victims being carried ashore have been widely shared on social media. Police had initially said that she was German. One of the passengers died from bad injuries after being hit by boat debris that also caused injuries in others, he ...

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Merkel and Hollande meet in Paris about EU's future

The Franco-German drive for redefining simple European priorities comes after the United Kingdom vote to exit from the EU hobbled the bloc's ambitions to pursue a deeper union and with greater sharing of social and financial burdens. The third priority should be to improve the mobility of young people. Ms. Merkel said: "We want to put a brake on the worries of our people and for Europe to once again be a synonym for hope and the future".

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Asian stocks drop on fears over global growth

Oil prices took a pounding after a leading industry group reduced its global oil demand forecasts. Many other policymakers think the US job market is near full strength and Fed Chair Janet Yellen argued in July the case for rate increases has strengthened.

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United Nations urges Syrian regime to allow delivery of aid to Aleppo

In addition to eastern Aleppo, UN convoys, if they receive permits, are ready to go to places like Moadameya, to Al-Waer, to Talbiseh to Douma, to all of the besieged areas close to Damascus, close to Homs, and elsewhere, he explained. "Can well-fed grown men please stop putting political, bureaucratic and procedural road blocks for courageous humanitarian workers that are willing to go to serve women, children, wounded civilians in besieged and crossfire areas?" But hours later Russian ...

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Two tourists die in Bali ferry blast

Reports from the incident have been confusing, with initial statements suggesting that two people died. Karangasem district police chief Sugeng Sudarso said the "Gili Cat 2" fast boat had about 40 people including crew on board. A manifest showed that passengers were from several countries including Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain. Sudarso added that they were investigating all possible causes of the explosion .

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Hillary Clinton Releases Records From Recent Bout of Pneumonia

Donald Trump has released lab results from a recent medical examination, with his personal physician stating that the Republican presidential candidate "is in excellent physical health". It is hot, and it is always hot when I perform because the crowds are so big. She also takes a thyroid medication, as well as a blood thinner. The medical information released Wednesday shows that Clinton has normal vital signs, along with normal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as having ...

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Cameron to Step Down as Member of Britain's Parliament

David Cameron. former British Prime Minister has resigned his seat in the House of Common, claiming that he did not want to be a backbench distraction to Prime Minister Theresa May. May, who served as the home secretary under Cameron, said, "I was proud to serve in David Cameron's government - and under his leadership we achieved great things".

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Donald Trump releases doctor's letter summarizing results from his physical

When Dr. Oz tried to steer the conversation to Trump's stress levels and temperament, Trump went off on a tangent talking about the "dishonest" media. When he has played in the past, with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Trump said , "I feel I'm the same age as him". "I'm really glad that I did finally follow my doctor's orders and take some days to rest instead of just trying to keep powering through, which I think is a common experience for people", Clinton told the "Tom ...

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Russian Federation urges extension of Syria truce but voices doubts

The UN's Syria envoy on Tuesday applauded a fall in violence through the first 24 hours of a fragile ceasefire but said security concerns meant aid convoys had not yet deployed. "We spent much of the day pressing not just the Russians and through the Russians the regime, but also some of the opposition parties, to make sure that we can get the kind of unfettered humanitarian access that our agreement with the Russians calls for", he said.

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Two girls gang-raped in Delhi park

The assailants thrashed the victims' boyfriends, tied them up, dragged the girls, aged 17 and 18, to bushes nearby and took turns to rape them. Then they allegedly gang-raped the girls. They threatened the victims of dire consequences if they reported the matter to police, the officer said. Five men who were passing by an open field next to the park when they spotted the girls and hatched a plan to rape them.

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Congress Should Fund White House's Increased Refugee Resettlement Goal

An estimated 40,000 refugees will come from parts of the Middle East and southwest Asia -- a portion of whom will come from Syria. "The United States is deeply committed to assisting some of the world's most vulnerable refugees through the U.S.

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Free Wi-Fi a Top EU Policy

This would strengthen the European defence industry and help it to innovate, he said. The EU's Lisbon Treaty , which took effect in 2009, foresaw a mechanism for permanent defense cooperation inside the bloc, but squabbles among member states have prevented the topic from being broached at meetings of EU leaders, said Marcin Terlikowski, a European security expert at the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

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Myanmar leader has questions for US high school students

The long-standing trade sanctions against Myanmar from the United States will soon be lifted, according to United States President Barack Obama, who feels that the country has taken significant steps towards democratic reform. By ending most of the remaining sanctions Obama has cleared the way for them to invest and trade more freely with Myanmar's fast-growing economy, and for companies there to do business with the U.S.

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Turkey car-bombing blamed on Kurdish militants

Speaking after attending Eid al-Adha prayers, President Tayyip Erdogan said the initial 48-hour ceasefire could be extended by a week and then again for a further period if it held, and the aim was to establish "first class peace". Kurdish militants are fighting for the right to self-determination and greater autonomy for Kurds - demands which Ankara rejects. In a televised message , Erdogan said it's necessary to "render it [terrorists] unable to carry out activities in Turkey".

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Bangladesh factory engulfed by fire, 22 dead

Fire officials said late on Saturday they had been unable to enter the building and search through the debris, amid fears that the death toll could rise further. The head of Bangladesh's factory inspection department said a committee had been set up to investigate the fire. "The boiler explosion and resulting fire.

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Zimbabwe to start using bank-issued notes

The country, which adopted the USA dollar and South African rand in 2009 after inflation rendered the local currency worthless, has... Mangudya also said the central bank had agreed with domestic banks that interest rates should be capped at 15 percent.

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UK Exploring Post-Brexit Free Trade Options

Mrs May was challenged by the Scottish National Party's Westminster leader Angus Robertson to say whether she wanted the United Kingdom to stay in the single market. "We will be ensuring that we seize the opportunities for growth and prosperity across the whole United Kingdom, including growth and prosperity in Scotland".

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US, Russia extend Syria truce for 48 hours

De Mistura said 40 aid trucks were ready to move and the United Nations would prioritize delivery to the embattled rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo. The UN says Syria has to issue a letter authorizing aid delivery to Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had not recorded a single civilian or combatant death from fighting in the first 48 hours of a ceasefire in Syria which came into effect on Monday night.

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Cabinet bid to make final decision on Apple appeal

Irish broadcaster RTÉ reported that independent ministers also sought a strong statement on tax policy if an appeal was to have their support. "So the state aid rules apply to tax exemption just as much as to any other type of aid".

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Trump Declared In Excellent Physical Health In Doctor's Note

In the letter Trump teased on The Dr. Oz Show - before handing it to Oz, Trump asked the studio audience whether he should hand it over, and did so after they cheered - Bornstein said Trump has only been hospitalized once, as a child when he had a routine appendectomy.

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North Korea: US Push For Sanctions 'Laughable'

Seoul , Washington and their allies have pledged to apply more pressure and sanctions on Pyongyang after its latest nuclear test. North Korea has reacted angrily to threats of sanctions against the country for its nuclear test on 9 September, blasting US President Obama for being "foolish".

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North Korea able to produce 20 nuclear bombs

His warning comes after an underground test in the secretive state prompted the U.S. to fly two BI-B bombers over the nation in a show of strength and commitment to defending ally South Korea. "At the start of the year after North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test, the United States did not hesitate to increase irritations to the peninsula's security situation, did not hesitate to harm regional countries strategic security interests, strongly pushing THAAD's deployment in South Korea", ...

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Denver tech employees refuse to testify at congressional hearing on Clinton email

The latest call to testify furthered "no legislative goal and is a transparent effort to publicly harass and humiliate" him "for unvarnished political purposes", Pagliano's lawyers wrote in a letter to the committee's chairman, Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah.

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Jakarta can nab pirates in Philippine waters

Duterte previously had a rocky relationship with the media, whom he accused of "slanting" his statements to crucify him. "That's part of what I'm trying to change", Obama added. This led the White House to cancel the scheduled meet between the two leaders. Do not just throw questions and statements. This particular photo was taken during the early 1900's where the USA had a pacification campaign in the Southern part of the Philippines.

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Erdogan promises to destroy ISIL, prevent attacks

Turkey appointed new administrators in 24 Kurdish-run municipalities mostly in the southeast on Sunday after removing their mayors over suspected PKK links, triggering protests. Photos from the scene show emergency services trying to extinguish the flames. An explosion hit the Beşyol region of the Turkish eastern province of Van on the morning of September 12, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres 'critical but stable' after stroke

Peres, 93, also a former Israeli Prime Minister and a Nobel laureate, is in stable condition, receiving treatment and "is fully conscious", the office said. Dr Kreiss said Mr Peres was being transferred to neurosurgical intensive care unit where he would continue to be evaluated. When leaving hospital after his heart treatment in January, then 92-year-old Peres told reporters he was "so happy to return to work, that was the whole goal of this operation".

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Canadian jailed in China over spying allegations freed

The couple had lived in China since 1984 and running the coffee shop for nearly six years at the time of their arrest. Garratt was charged with spying and stealing state secrets in January, with state news agency Xinhua saying at the time that prosecutors had "found evidence which implicates Garratt in accepting tasks from Canadian espionage agencies to gather intelligence in China".

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Uzbekistan to bury President Islam Karimov

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has described Karimov's death as "a great loss for the people of Uzbekistan". State TV said Karimov had died in Tashkent at 8:55 p.m. He was the first president of Uzbekistan since the country gained independence in 1991. Further details of his death were not immediately available from the mostly opaque country, where media freedom and human rights have been harshly repressed.

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Ronaldo Targets Further Champions League Glory

The Portugal captain is expected to sign a contract extension with Real before the end of the year, with his current deal expiring in June 2018. His aim is to finish his career with Real Madrid and has said that , "I'm going to retire at Real Madrid at more than 40 years old".

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Syria Says It Downed Israeli Jet; IDF Denies Claim

Incidentally, the caption as published by the AP reads: "An Israeli military vehicle drives during training in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights , near the border with Syria, Tuesday, Sept. An Israeli military spokeswoman told Agence-France Presse that Monday's projectile was most likely not intentional, rather spillover from " internal fighting in Syria ".

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U.S. household income rises for first time since 2007

In addition, income inequality in the USA has been severe, the result of a deterioration of the middle class that has been happening since the 1970s, and the improvements shown in the report still have a ways to go, experts say. Anthony Zinni, former commander of the US Central Command, and retired Adm. Samuel Locklear, head of the Pacific Command until a year ago. Low inflation provided an important boost: A typical price increase of around 2 percent would have reduced last year's ...


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