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China, Solomon Islands establish ties as Taiwan’s allies dwindle

China, Solomon Islands establish ties as Taiwan’s allies dwindle Kiribati is the seventh country to drop Taiwan as a diplomatic ally since 2016, following Burkina Faso , the Dominican Republic , Sao Tome and Principe, Panama , El Salvador and the Solomon Islands . According to Wu, Kiribati had frequently asked Taiwan to donate commercial airplanes, but the Taiwanese government had refused, leading to Beijing promising funds for the procurement of "sever... [Full Article...]

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday called on Egyptian authorities to protect the right to peaceful protest, one day after rare demonstrations erupted against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. Demonstrations also reportedly took place elsewhere around the country. Sisis flew to NY on Friday night where he is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly next week. [Full Article...]

MA woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself denied parole

MA woman who encouraged boyfriend to kill himself denied parole The 22-year-old woman , who was 17 at the time of Roy's death in 2014, began her prison sentence in February . The sentence was put on hold until the Supreme Judicial Court upheld her conviction , which unanimously rejected the defense's arguments that Carter's conversations with Roy and the dozens of text messages and emails that they exchanged before his death were protected speech under ... [Full Article...]

Global Climate Strike Scenes from Across the World

Global Climate Strike Scenes from Across the World Earlier this month Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said addressing the climate emergency is a top priority for First Nations heading into next month's federal election. "And I think we bring a perspective that is rooted in anti-colonialism and in anti-capitalism that is necessary to inform what meaningful action looks like". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom rejects 'artificial' deadline to submit proposals for Brexit

United Kingdom rejects 'artificial' deadline to submit proposals for Brexit The GBP/USD pair failed to capitalize on these comments and was last down 0.25% on the day at 1.2493. There will be no Brexit deal without an Irish backstop , European Union officials repeat on every occasion of Brexit talks. The aim is to avoid the return of a physical border between the EU Member State of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He said his lunch with Boris Johnso... [Full Article...]

Mayor Ending 2020 Presidential Campaign Bid

Mayor Ending 2020 Presidential Campaign Bid The mayor's own wife told reporters earlier this year that the timing was " not exactly right " for a campaign, but launch a campaign to become president of the United States of America de Blasio did. As Politico noted, back in 2013 Trump, then a private citizen, had said that he thought de Blasio would "end up being a good mayor". Donald Trump is not the only New Yorker to balk at the mayor's... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia says Iranian sponsorship of oil attack 'undeniable'

Saudi Arabia says Iranian sponsorship of oil attack 'undeniable' He dismissed Houthi claims of carrying out the attacks and stated: "Despite Iran's efforts to make it appear so they did not originate from Yemen ". Maliki said on September 14's attack did not originate from Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is locked in a prolonged conflict with the Huthis, "despite Iran's efforts to make it appear so". [Full Article...]

Indonesian police arrest 185 over forest fires

Indonesian police arrest 185 over forest fires Malaysia will appeal to Asean to push for a "more effective mechanism" at the regional level to combat the haze resulting from Indonesia's forest fires almost every year. Uncomfortable visibility closed plenty of airports within the Indonesian part of Borneo, and ratings of flights non-public already been diverted and cancelled within the gap in most up-to-date days attributable to the smog. [Full Article...]

Jerry is a hurricane

Jerry is a hurricane Humberto's winds have decreased to 110 miles per hour, making it a strong Category 2 hurricane. A west-northwest motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. But it is not expected to affect land anytime soon, if ever. The National Hurricane Center said the system could become Tropical Storm Imelda later Tuesday. [Full Article...]

University of Waterloo students rally in support of Hong Kong protesters

University of Waterloo students rally in support of Hong Kong protesters Last week, famed pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong-who was jailed for his role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement-met with US lawmakers to lobby for the legislation. "That deadline is closer to us than it appears; there's no return", Wong said. In an appearance likely to infuriate Beijing, the activists at the forefront of Hong Kong's mass protests testified before a congressional commission in ... [Full Article...]

E-cigarettes banned: What led government to terminate ENDS?

E-cigarettes banned: What led government to terminate ENDS? Advocates for e-cigarettes say vaping, which usually involves inhaling a vapour formed from heating up a liquid containing nicotine , is far less harmful than smoking tobacco. They have been pushed by producers, and also by some governments including in Britain, as a safer alternative to traditional smoking - and as a way to kick the habit. [Full Article...]

Israel votes with Netanyahu's political survival at stake

Israel votes with Netanyahu's political survival at stake The ruling Likud Party had then disavowed the content as a mistake by a campaign worker, and said that "it had not been approved by the Prime Minister". Campaigning on rhetoric of unity and egalitarianism, Gantz says he represents a fresh start for Israel and has ruled out joining forces with a prime minister accused of serious crimes. [Full Article...]

War Averted? Trump Has Few Good Options, Announces New Iran Sanctions Instead

War Averted? Trump Has Few Good Options, Announces New Iran Sanctions Instead Washington DC, Sep 18: United States President Donald Trump has on Tuesday said he was not looking forward to meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) conference later this month, as tensions between the nations escalated after the U.S. [Full Article...]

After Bolton fireworks, Trump picks low-key Robert O'Brien for top job

After Bolton fireworks, Trump picks low-key Robert O'Brien for top job O'Brien is Trump's fourth national security adviser. O'Brien, who now serves as the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department , has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles. One senior White House official argued the pick shows that Trump "wants a consensus builder, not a showboater" in the role, suggesting O'Brien will cut a lower profile and work be... [Full Article...]

Iran Rules Out Rouhani-Trump Meeting at UN

Tehran has long-rejected holding talks with Washington , while the country remains subject to US sanctions. The administration has undertaken a "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran, which includes withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and ratcheting up sanctions. [Full Article...]

PM Modi Celebrates 69th Birthday With Mother, Haves Lunch

PM Modi Celebrates 69th Birthday With Mother, Haves Lunch In an obvious reference to Pakistan, Jaishankar said, "We have a unique challenge from one neighbour and that would remain a challenge so until that neighbour becomes a normal neighbour and acts against cross-border terrorism". May you always be blessed with good health in life. Modi's attendence at the event in Houston will be his third address to the Indian community in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Cokie Roberts dies at 75

Cokie Roberts dies at 75 She knew the trials and tribulations of the nameless who kept the Congress going, and she expressed her appreciation by treating them with professionalism and compassion. She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. The nickname stuck until her death. She was also the recipient of three Emmys and was named a "Living Legend" in 2008 by the Library of Congress. [Full Article...]

Ayatollah Khamenei Rules Out US Talks

Ayatollah Khamenei Rules Out US Talks President Donald Trump warned the USA was " locked and loaded " to respond to the attacks, as Breitbart News reported . Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington's policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state TV. [Full Article...]

Jo Swinson to close Lib Dem conference with rallying cry over Brexit

Jo Swinson to close Lib Dem conference with rallying cry over Brexit He is the sixth MP to defect to the Lib Dems this year, following former Change UK MPs Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger and Angela Smith and former Tory MP Phillip Lee, and brings their number of parliamentarians to 18. Asked whether the party would stand aside for Labour candidates, the Lib Dem leader said: "That's a different question because Labour are not a remain party, Labour are trying to deliv... [Full Article...]

Deputies: Florida mom found dead in Georgia, 4 kids still missing

Detectives still haven't located the children and are continuing their investigation. Detectives found and identified the remains of 32-year-old Casei Jones near Brantley County, Ga., on Monday morning, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office . [Full Article...]


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