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United Kingdom must suggest 'unique' Border solution, says EU

United Kingdom must suggest 'unique' Border solution, says EU The issue of Ireland and the avoidance of a hard border is one of three main priorities for the European Union in the Brexit negotiations but Mr. Barnier, speaking in Brussels after the publication of the EU's " Guiding Principles on the Dialogue for Ireland/Northern Ireland", was strongly critical of the UK's current stance in terms of customs and economic movement. [Full Article...]

National Weather Service office serving metro helps track Hurricane Irma

National Weather Service office serving metro helps track Hurricane Irma In anticipation of its arrival, people are being evacuated in coastal Florida while others further away are keeping a close eye on what is one of the most powerful hurricanes in history. The balloons rise to 80,000 to 100,000 feet before deflating and slowly falling downwind, the Valley office said. The team at NWS has been launching additional weather balloons for the past few days. [Full Article...]

Mar-a-Lago, Trump golf clubs close as Irma approaches

Mar-a-Lago, Trump golf clubs close as Irma approaches Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Tuesday night and Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a Facebook post that "Irma is shaping up to be bigger than Andrew" - in reference to the 1992 storm that killed dozens and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. [Full Article...]

Macron, in Greece, pushes for deeper eurozone integration

Macron, in Greece, pushes for deeper eurozone integration Macron was in Athens for a two-day visit, accompanied by 40 business executives from companies including Total and Vinci in a trip created to encourage investment and show goodwill towards a country which is emerging from a multi-year recession. [Full Article...]

Gov. McMaster issues mandatory evacuation for parts of Lowcountry counties

Gov. McMaster issues mandatory evacuation for parts of Lowcountry counties The barrier islands are located in the counties of Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper, and only residents who reside on the islands are included in the mandatory evacuation, McMaster said. "At this rate, we may run low on supplies today, but we expect to receive additional supplies tomorrow so that we can continue to offer this service to as many of our citizens as possible". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: 70000 in shelters, 3.4 million may face power cut

Hurricane Irma: 70000 in shelters, 3.4 million may face power cut The storm was expected to make landfall in Florida on Sunday. Traffic was heavy on roads leading out of Florida and emergency shelters started filling up after officials warned of "major life-threatening impacts from coast to coast" across the peninsula, which is home to 20 million people. [Full Article...]

Indian court pronounces death penalty to two persons, in Mumbai blasts case

Indian court pronounces death penalty to two persons, in Mumbai blasts case On Thursday, special judge GA Sanap sentenced Salem to life imprisonment, but CBI counsel Deepak Salvi told reporters that if the government wants, it can bring down the sentence to 25 years as agreed with Portugal . Salem, who was accused of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai , was arrested in Portugal in 2002. The prosecution had said that Salem too deserved death, but it can not ... [Full Article...]

Tripura BJP core committee reached Delhi to review poll strategy with Shah

Tripura BJP core committee reached Delhi to review poll strategy with Shah He also holds meetings with BJP members, office bearers, leaders and intellectuals to hear their problems and discuss the roadmap for the upcoming elections. This comes after the BJP on Wednesday alleged that a West Bengal government-owned indoor stadium, the venue of the Sammelan (gathering), had cancelled the booking for the event. [Full Article...]

Polk County sheriff threatens to arrest fugitives at Irma shelters

Polk County sheriff threatens to arrest fugitives at Irma shelters To drive the point home, he added: 'We can not and we will not have innocent children in a shelter with sexual offenders and predators. A sheriff is warning people with outstanding warrants they will risk arrest if they show up at public shelters during Hurricane Irma , reports say. [Full Article...]

Graydon Carter Is Leaving Vanity Fair After 25 Years

Graydon Carter Is Leaving Vanity Fair After 25 Years Vanity Fair was the first to unveil the identity of the Watergate source "Deep Throat", and also published a controversial nude photo of pregnant actress Demi Moore. "So I blew up all the tweets and I framed them all". Post-Vanity Fair, Carter says he will take a garden leave-a fun British saying for when an employee leaves their job and is required to stay away from any other job for six month... [Full Article...]

Syrian army claims Israeli jets fired missiles at military post

Syrian army claims Israeli jets fired missiles at military post The army statement said Israeli forces fired missiles while in Lebanese air space. "The Syrian army warns of the serious consequences of these kinds of aggressive activities against the security and stability in the region", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Milwaukee makes a pitch to be home to Amazon's new $5B headquarters

Milwaukee makes a pitch to be home to Amazon's new $5B headquarters Specifically, Amazon said it plans to invest over $5 billion in construction, and it could grow HQ2 to include as many as 50,000 employees. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is seeking an initial 500,000 square feet of space in an urban or suburban area, with access to major highways, airports and public transportation. [Full Article...]

House clears billions in emergency aid for Harvey victims

House clears billions in emergency aid for Harvey victims Republican congressional leaders put emergency disaster aid for Harvey-ravaged Texas and Louisiana, the federal debt limit and a federal spending bill at the top of their crowded agenda when they returned here Tuesday. This puts at risk not just the relief package but also about 100 million bills for things like Social Security, Medicare and payments to businesses that provide the US government ... [Full Article...]

Goa journalists union, Church body condemn Lankesh's murder

Goa journalists union, Church body condemn Lankesh's murder The Goa Union of Journalists, as well a Church organisation on Wednesday, condemned the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Ravish Kumar wrote the article after it was found that some Twitter users, who claimed they are being followed by Prime Minister Modi, posted abusive messages about Gauri Lankesh - the renowned journalist shot dead in Bengaluru on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Tiger Gets Loose in Atlanta Suburbs, Shot After Attacking Dog

Tiger Gets Loose in Atlanta Suburbs, Shot After Attacking Dog She woke up to police activity outside her house and high beams coming through her windows as authorities searched for the tiger . The huge cat ended up in the backyard of a residence where it chased Brittany Speck's dog named Journey before attacking it, police say. [Full Article...]

Spain seeks to strike down independence bill

Spain seeks to strike down independence bill Tebas has previously stated a new law would need to go through the Spanish parliament in order for any Catalan clubs to be accepted back into Spanish football. Just 4.2 percent declined to pick a side ahead of the planned october 1 referendum . The vote comes about three weeks after Barcelona and a nearby town were struck by Islamist attacks that killed 16 people and caused the Catalan and Sp... [Full Article...]

EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator

EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator The European Commission (EC) slapped Intel with the fine in 2009 after ruling that the company had abused its dominance in the processor market by offering rebates to PC makers that used its chips instead of those made by competitors. Last year, Ireland was ordered to claw back €12bn in unpaid taxes from Apple , with the Commission ruling that the company's arrangements in the country amounted ... [Full Article...]

Bell Pottinger could be forced to shut down by end of 2017

Bell Pottinger could be forced to shut down by end of 2017 The PRCA expelled Bell Pottinger for a minimum of five years. "The management focus is on keeping people as calm as they can", a senior executive reportedly said. The mid-tier accountancy firm will advise troubled Bell Pottinger on the way forward, including on a potential sale, as the public relations firm continues to haemorrhage clients. [Full Article...]

Vols top Georgia Tech in double-overtime thriller

Vols top Georgia Tech in double-overtime thriller Tennessee advanced down the field 45 yards before Kelly punched it in for one yard to tie the game at 7-7. There's a lot of work to do defensively, but Dormady bounced back from a shaky start to complete 20 of 37 for 221 yards. Some of the biggest cheers back in the Tennessee locker room were reserved for Bain, a walk-on who helped send the game went to overtime. Tech got the ball to start the s... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation operation spent $100k on divisive Facebook adverts during U.S. election

Russian Federation operation spent $100k on divisive Facebook adverts during U.S. election In May, Time Magazine reported that US intelligence officials had discovered evidence that Russian agents had purchased ads on Facebook to target specific populations with propaganda. Stamos said it is increasing its efforts to detect fake accounts and will not allow pages that share fake news to buy ads. Given the USA prohibition on foreign money being spent in elections, Facebook has a legal d... [Full Article...]


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