• Korea offers financial assistance for struggling companies in China

    Korea offers financial assistance for struggling companies in China

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    Sanctions are not "a tool for stifling the regime", it said. China has long supplied most of the oil and grain needed by North Korea to maintain it as a strategic buffer vis-a-vis the United States and prevent the regime's collapse, which would entail a massive inflow of North Korean refugees.
  • US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with N. Korea

    US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with N. Korea

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    This came a day after US President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" the Asian country. Moon was due to meet later Thursday with Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - their second three-way summit in two months - to show a common front in the pressure campaign against North Korea.
  • Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea at UN

    Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea at UN

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    The president "has had a deeply developed world view for decades in terms of reshaping [and] establishing fairness in America's relationships with other countries", the White House official said. Turning to Venezuela, Trump called the collapsing situation there "completely unacceptable" and said the United States can not stand by and watch. "We can not stand by and watch", he said.
  • France calls for United Nations action on Rohingya 'genocide'

    France calls for United Nations action on Rohingya 'genocide'

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    Between January and August, an estimated 400,000 Rohingya people were displaced as refugees, with a death toll of around 1000 at the hands of its military forces. "Nine people were killed including six on the spot and three in a hospital", Yasir Arafat, deputy police chief of Bandarban border district, told AFP .
  • A last, last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

    A last, last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

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    That proved a bridge too far in July, when three attempts to pass similar measures fell short and delivered an embarrassing defeat to Trump and McConnell. The back-and-forth between the lawmaker and the entertainer came as President Donald Trump and Senate GOP leaders pushed for votes to pass the legislation by the end of next week.
  • West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez partnership impossible

    West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez partnership impossible

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    The Austrian global, who cost the club £20m when he signed from Stoke in the summer, had an excellent home debut, setting up first-half goals for Ogbonna and Sakho. After the game, Arnautovic told the club's official website: "I'm really pleased with this, how we played, how we acted". Chicharito is playing in a position which is not his position.
  • Kenya's Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

    Kenya's Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

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    On Wednesday it is expected to read its full decision with details. On his part, Chief Justice David Maraga while reading his full judgement on why he led three judges in annulling President Uhuru Kenyatta's win warned IEBC that he was ready to cancel the next poll if the same mistakes are repeated.
  • Iraqi Turkmen leader: Barzani plans to annex Kirkuk to Kurdish region

    Iraqi Turkmen leader: Barzani plans to annex Kirkuk to Kurdish region

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    A non-binding referendum in which residents of the Kurdish region will vote on whether or not to formally secede from the Iraqi state is now slated for September 25. The military says the exercise - a show of force ahead of the vote - started on Monday near the town of Silopi, close to the Habur border gate between Turkey and the Iraqi Kurdish region.
  • United States flies warplanes amid tensions with N.Korea

    United States flies warplanes amid tensions with N.Korea

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    Mattis said earlier this month , after Kim tested the hydrogen bomb, the U.S. will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming". "None of us want war", she said on CNN. Asked whether there were any military options the United States could take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis said there were, but declined to give details.
  • Florida Keys Residents Asked To Be Self-Sufficient During Irma Cleanup

    Florida Keys Residents Asked To Be Self-Sufficient During Irma Cleanup

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    Jorge Carballo, the nursing home's administrator, said in a previous statement that the facility and its staff had "diligently prepared for the impact of Hurricane Irma" and were fully cooperating with authorities. "Overall, its appearance and the presence of a cut nail suggests it is not a precontact canoe", they wrote in a Facebook update. Large numbers of people in the badly-damaged Keys are still in the dark, with almost 30 percent of homes and businesses in Monroe County without ...
  • Struggling Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection

    Struggling Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection

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    A recent announcement from Toys R Us that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection may have some shoppers spooked. But in a statement sent to various media outlets, chairman and CEO Dave Brandon was optimistic about the future of the chain.
  • Russian military refutes rumors of journalists hit at Zapad-2017 exercise

    Russian military refutes rumors of journalists hit at Zapad-2017 exercise

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    A ministry of defense press release last Sunday, the night before Putin arrived, said that Zapad exercises with Ka-52 helicopters had successfully carried out rocket strikes on ground targets at the Luzhsky range. Two people were reportedly injured and hospitalized, 66.ru website said with reference to an "informed source". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has accused Russian Federation of trying to hide the true extent of the exercise.
  • How Boris has changed his tune on Brexit

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    With "Boris" stories plastered across the front pages of the newspapers, a cabinet colleague dismissing him as a "backseat driver" on Brexit , and a senior civil servant essentially accusing the foreign secretary of lying, you couldn't escape the blond-mopped Conservative politician this weekend.
  • First batch of cancelled Ryanair flights revealed

    First batch of cancelled Ryanair flights revealed

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    The budget airline claims it "messed up" the scheduling of holidays for its pilots, and as a result needs to cancel flights. At the press conference, only a full list of cancelled flights for every Monday until the 23 October was provided (Monday 25 September, 2 October, 9 October, 16 October and 23 October) but O'Leary said that the full list will be put on the Ryanair website this evening.
  • President Trump Coming To Alabama In Support of Luther Strange

    President Trump Coming To Alabama In Support of Luther Strange

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    The far more interesting battle is shaping up between the candidate's big name supporters - President Donald Trump vs. his recently departed chief strategist Steve Bannon . The final days of the campaign between unusual and Moore are shaping up to be eventful, with the candidates having finally agreed to terms on a debate to be held at the RSA Activity Center in downtown Montgomery at 5:30 p.m.
  • PM Modi Inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam, World's Second Biggest

    PM Modi Inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam, World's Second Biggest

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    It alleged that the project would ruin the environment", Modi said at a public rally about 50 km from the dam in Dabhoi. Addressing a gathering after the inauguration, Modi said, "Let us leave no stone unturned in creating a "New India" by 2022, when we mark 75 years of India's freedom".
  • 4 women attacked in France identified as Boston College students

    4 women attacked in France identified as Boston College students

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    The other two tourists involved are said to be suffering from shock. The prosecutor's office said the suspect also had a criminal record for violent theft, according to France 3. Two of the Americans were "slightly injured" with acid but did not require emergency medical treatment from medics at the scene, the spokeswoman said.
  • Hamas Agrees to Fatah Talks on Palestinian Unity

    Hamas Agrees to Fatah Talks on Palestinian Unity

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    Hamas on Sunday announced it had dissolved an administrative committee set up earlier this year in a bid to promote reconciliation with rival Palestinian faction Fatah following unity talks held last week. The coastal enclave of some two million people also has one of the world's highest unemployment rates. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's western-backed Palestine Authority, which is controlled by Fatah, fought a war with Hamas over Gaza in 2007, which led to Hamas taking over.
  • As Trump prepares for United Nations unity meetings, divisions continue in Washington

    As Trump prepares for United Nations unity meetings, divisions continue in Washington

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    The U.N. Security Council met on Friday afternoon to discuss the North Korean launch, as requested by the United States and Japan. They carried signs that said "We're not Putin up with it!" and "Protect American Democracy". "We can never tolerate that North Korea trampled on the worldwide community's strong, united resolve towards peace that has been shown in UN resolutions and went ahead again with this outrageous act", he said on Friday.
  • Pelosi, top White House official open on border security

    Pelosi, top White House official open on border security

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    Sixteen state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit challenging Trump's ending of the DACA program , and immigrant rights activists say they will pressure Congress to pass Dream Act legislation. "But in giving Congress six months, with all the other things going on right now, the debt limit, the appropriations, tax reform, it's not certainly on the top of the agenda right now".
  • Steps to take after Equifax breach

    Steps to take after Equifax breach

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    The information compromised in the Equifax breach included names, social security numbers , addresses, birth dates and even credit card numbers. Equifax shares sank to a 19-month low on Wednesday after the MA attorney general announced that she was preparing to sue the credit bureau over one of the biggest data breaches in history.
  • Even Steve Mnuchin's High School Classmates Want Him to Resign

    Even Steve Mnuchin's High School Classmates Want Him to Resign

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    Mnuchin's office has also strongly denied that the secretary's opportunity to watch the solar eclipse within the so-called "path of totality" factored into his decision to visit Kentucky at that time , which included meetings on tax reform and a tour of Fort Knox.
  • Three Children Found Dead in California, Father Arrested

    Three Children Found Dead in California, Father Arrested

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    Police say neighbors called 911 to report a domestic violence incident involving Hodges and his wife, and that as officers were on their way a second call came in reporting the killings. He continued: "It's horrific and it's very hard to deal with". Theresa Bustamante who lives nearby, told the Californian television station that she wasn't aware anything was wrong either.
  • Crude oil settles higher as Saudi oil chief discusses extending cuts

    Crude oil settles higher as Saudi oil chief discusses extending cuts

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    That was largely tied to solid gains in crude oil, sparked by signs of reduced global production. Total U.S. stocks stood at 468.2 million barrels. "The focus now shifts to the post-Harvey scenario", he said. Global oil supply fell by 720,000 barrels a day in August to 97.7 million barrels a day, its first drop in four months, the International Energy Agency said in its monthly report.
  • Gulf crisis boils over at Cairo meeting

    Gulf crisis boils over at Cairo meeting

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    According to Steffen Dyck, Moody's Vice President: "The severity of the diplomatic dispute between Gulf countries is unprecedented, which magnifies the uncertainty over the ultimate economic, fiscal and social impact on the GCC as a whole".