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Global News US Ban on Plane Sales to Iran Runs Counter to JCPOA
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Trump has criticized the deal, but some of his top advisers believe he should preserve it. As officials have made clear for months, the White House is seeking ways to find that Tehran is not complying with the agreement. The officials weren't authorized to discuss such internal deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity. They also come as the Trump administration is finalizing an interagency review of its broader policy toward Iran, of which the JCPOA is just one aspect.

Global News Catalan independence campaign kicks off as Barcelona gives backing
Author: 0 Catalan independence campaign kicks off as Barcelona gives backing

The Spanish government's top representative in Catalonia has warned the regional president he may be committing a crime if he proceeds with plans to launch a campaign for an independence referendum. The pro-independence coalition ruling Catalonia has vowed to hold the referendum, defying a prohibition by Spain's Constitutional Court. The ECC's role is merely to supervise the government, and it does not play any role in organising the referendum.

Global News Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria
Author: 0 Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria

Syrian government forces recently broke the extremist group's three-year siege on Deir al-Zor as troops advanced on the western side of the city. He said Syria believes that Iran , which has always contributed to the fight against terrorism, has a share in the recent victory, and praised the Islamic Republic for its "principled policies" in the war against terrorism and in supporting the Syrian people.

Global News North Korea is trying to amass a bitcoin war chest
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The measures to punish Pyongyang for its September 3 nuclear test also ban the country from importing natural gas liquids and condensates, and limit the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year. The resolution, though considered a watered-down version of the USA draft, will reduce oil provided to North Korea by around 30 percent, according to the US mission to the United Nations , and cut off over 55 percent of refined petroleum products going to the country.

Global News Senate votes to kill an amendment that would repeal the 2001 AUMF
Author: 0 Senate votes to kill an amendment that would repeal the 2001 AUMF

Earlier today, Senator Paul spoke on the Senate floor to demand Congress take its constitutional responsibilities seriously and vote on his amendment. Those who opposed brining Paul's amendment for a full vote said the idea had not gone through the proper process, with a full debate and markup period.

Global News There is no plan B for Pyeongchang Games, says IOC's Bach
Author: 0 There is no plan B for Pyeongchang Games, says IOC's Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will visit LA at the end of the week, four days after the International Olympic Committee session in Lima ratifies the decisions for 2024 and 2028 on Wednesday. I've had four Games now to have been bummed so no, I'm good", he said. In Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday nights iconic Los Angeles landmarks and buildings across the city will light up to support LA 2028, including venues in past U.S.

Global News Matt Dunlap blasts Kris Kobach's voter fraud assertions at NH meeting
Author: 0 Matt Dunlap blasts Kris Kobach's voter fraud assertions at NH meeting

Anyone who registered to vote on Election Day with another state's drivers' license and didn't get a New Hampshire license within 60 days was an illegitimate voter and, according to Kobach's apparently psychic powers, most likely a Democrat! In the presidential race, Clinton defeated Donald Trump in New Hampshire by 2,736 votes.

Global News United Kingdom authorities seize mafia boss Dawood Ibrahim's assets worth INR42,000 crore
Author: 0 United Kingdom authorities seize mafia boss Dawood Ibrahim's assets worth INR42,000 crore

The UK-based tabloid Birmingham Mail , has reported that Dawood owns a hotel in Warwickshire and other residential properties across the Midlands. The assets which have been seized include his properties in Midlands. Earlier this year, in January, there were unconfirmed reports that UAE has also started cracking down on the properties belonging to Dawood, his partners and family members.

Global News Evacuated Across Russia After Wave of Bomb Threats
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That came a day after 45,000 people had been evacuated Tuesday from 205 buildings in 22 cities across Russian Federation in similar hoaxes, RIA reported. Three shopping malls in Moscow also were cleared after calls reporting bombs, Tass reported. Bomb threats were also issued for Moscow's three railway stations - Kazanskiy, Leningradskiy and Kievskiy.

Global News Rebel to donate payout to local charities
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Hollywood star Rebel Wilson has been awarded a record-breaking $4.5 million payout after proving the publishers of Woman's Day ruined her reputation and branded her as a serial liar. She also shared the below video. Yesterday Justice John Dixon told the Supreme Court of Victoria that the defamation case was "unprecedented in this country" because of its worldwide reach.

Global News EU Parliament's Brexit coordinator urges May to address chamber
Author: 0 EU Parliament's Brexit coordinator urges May to address chamber

Juncker gave an insight into his vision for the EU's future and how he hopes to keep the other 27 member states together after a tumultuous period. Whether you're a Remainer or a Brexitier - Does Mr Juncker speak for you? "Europe would be easier to understand if one captain was steering the ship ", he argued.

Global News Gulf Crisis: Arab League meeting turns into words showdown
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Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Qatar is a leading natural gas supplier and the Persian Gulf is a choke point for the flow of energy supplies from the region. The dispute was not on the agenda for the Arab League meeting in Cairo. Doha has been receiving fresh food supplies from Iran, which has also allowed Qatar's national carrier to use its airspace.

Global News State's Uninsured Dropped 42% Under ACA
Author: 0 State's Uninsured Dropped 42% Under ACA

The uninsured rate dropped to 8.8 percent in 2016, down from 9.1 percent in 2015, the Census Bureau reported. But the maps also underscore that the recent gains in health insurance coverage under the ACA have not been consistent nationally.

Global News Caribbean seeks assistance amid looting after Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Caribbean seeks assistance amid looting after Hurricane Irma

Barts and St. Martin , located in the Caribbean and recently hammered by Category 5 Hurricane Irma . French President Emmanuel Macron said he planned to travel to the island Tuesday. Many homes on St. Barts are destroyed. Many residents had left town before the storm hit and all foreigners were urged to evacuate. While there is some merit to this approach, this does not exonerate the British government from the pointed criticisms expressed by Caribbean representatives following ...

Global News Oil Rises As US Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes
Author: 0 Oil Rises As US Refineries Restart, Irma Wanes

Prices are still less than half their levels in mid-2014. Crude inventories rose 5.9 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 3.2 million barrels. Interestingly, pump prices rose by a higher absolute amount per gallon in Texas (40 cents per gallon) and Houston (35 cents per gallon), but the averages for Texas ($2.56 a gallon) and Houston ($2.43 a gallon) remained lower than the national average.

Global News Japan Prime minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India
Author: 0 Japan Prime minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India

PM Modi, Abe and his wife Akie, will have dinner at city's noted Agashiye terrace restaurant, popular for the view and kosher Gujarati cuisine , NDTV reports. "Japan's openness to supply India with military technology reflects the high level of confidence that the two countries have developed in each other", he said.

Global News NASA sees Hurricane Jose in between Bahamas and Bermuda
Author: 0 NASA sees Hurricane Jose in between Bahamas and Bermuda

It is at 27.6 degrees north and 67.4 degrees west, about 480miles north-northeast of the Grand Turk Island. As it stands now, most computer models want to take the storm generally to the north and then to the north-northeast, away from the USA east coast, by next weekend.

Global News Trump to meet with moderate House lawmakers Wednesday
Author: 0 Trump to meet with moderate House lawmakers Wednesday

White House legislative director Marc Short says its principles for the tax overhaul will be released "in a matter of days, not weeks". Mnuchin told a conference in NY hosted by CNBC on Tuesday that Trump , as the president has said for months, would like to cut the corporate income tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent.

Global News Pres. Trump to Meet With PM of Malaysia
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On Twitter, Harvard Law professor Larry Tribe said there was "no doubt" that Trump accepting payments from the Malaysian government through his hotel was unconstitutional. Ahead of his arrival at the White House, Najib sought to play up majority-Muslim Malaysia's role as a partner in countering violent extremism. Malaysian opposition lawmaker Lim Kit Siang painted that appeal as a deflection.

Global News New poll shows support for marriage equality has risen to 70%
Author: 0 New poll shows support for marriage equality has risen to 70%

But "yes" campaigners have warned that the method of collecting votes , via the postal system, could be less effective at engaging younger tech-savvy Australians, who are seen as more supportive of changing the laws. An Australian-initiated survey in 2015, with respondents mostly from Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States, showed discrimination and homophobia remained widespread in sport.

Global News United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

Apart from the oil and textile ban, the sanctions have also put a ceiling on the deliveries of refined oil products to Pyongyang and also limit crude oil shipments to the current level. The U.S. also sought a travel ban and asset freeze on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and four key officials, and an asset freeze on the country's national airline Air Koryo, the army, and five other military and party entities.

Global News Boy, parents die after falling into a volcanic crater in Italy
Author: 0 Boy, parents die after falling into a volcanic crater in Italy

But when his parents tried to rush to his rescue, they too were were sucked in, police said. His father, then his mother, both fell in as they tried to rescue him. The father ran to his aid when the ground gave way beneath him. "I was at the Solfatara for work, along with other visitors". I continue to think about that family and that poor boy crying and asking for help'.

Global News Japan to face North Korea amid nuclear tensions
Author: 0 Japan to face North Korea amid nuclear tensions

The resolution bans the regime from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates, and caps Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months. "So we're working flat out at the United Nations to get a better resolution there to enforce the existing sanctions, we're looking at sanctions across the European Union, and of course we're trying to persuade China to keep its neighbour in check".

Global News Hurricane Jose Is Spinning In the Atlantic, Could Threaten Bahamas, Florida
Author: 0 Hurricane Jose Is Spinning In the Atlantic, Could Threaten Bahamas, Florida

Hurricane Jose winds have since decreased to near 75 miles per hour (120 km/h) with higher gusts, just above the 74 miles per hour threshold for category 1. Forecasters were reluctant late Monday afternoon to predict the storm's intensity or threat to the mainland beyond Saturday. It's possible that Jose could become a tropical storm by the day's end.

Global News Germany open to Iran-style N. Korea talks: Merkel
Author: 0 Germany open to Iran-style N. Korea talks: Merkel

Peru established diplomatic relations with North Korea in 1988. He called on North Korea to "take seriously" the will of the global community to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile development. Haley last week called the proposal "insulting" and said the United States has maintained that North Korea needs to halt their activities before talks can take place.

Global News Virat Kohli fans troll Danielle Wyatt on Twitter; here is why
Author: 0 Virat Kohli fans troll Danielle Wyatt on Twitter; here is why

The two top order batsman is arguably the best in the world and brings a whole lot of experience to the table. "But when I saw Steve Smith in the Test series, I felt he was not as pro-active as he should be". Steve Smith who claims to have followed the entire India and Sri Lanka series is very confident for the India-Australia face-off. Kohli became the fastest batsman in the history of the game to reach 30 ODI centuries, after only 194 matches, with the India skipper averaging more ...

Global News USA to open three disaster recovery centres in Houston
Author: 0 USA to open three disaster recovery centres in Houston

The 2017 hurricane season marks the first time since record-keeping began that two Category 4 storms have made USA landfall in the same year , AccuWeather said. The winds for a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale range from 130 miles per hour to 156 miles per hour. Officials will probably estimate the damages both of them inflicted at a value between $150 billion and $200 billion.

Global News Historic Africa-Israel Summit in Togo Postponed Indefinitely
Author: 0 Historic Africa-Israel Summit in Togo Postponed Indefinitely

The sources described the summit cancellation as a political blow to Netanyahu and his plans to promote the Israeli-African relations. The first ever Israel-Africa Summit scheduled to take place in October has been called off in the aftermath of boycott threats by a number of countries and pressure against the event from Palestinians and Arab countries.

Global News Eric Trump Welcomes His First Child!
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The couple live in NY, where Eric Trump is official VP of the Trump Organization. "Welcome to the world, baby boy", she said. The newborn is now added to the growing family with Ivanka Trump's three children with husband Jared Kushner.

Global News Hope Hicks Named Trump White House Communications Director
Author: 0 Hope Hicks Named Trump White House Communications Director

The 28-year-old also proved to be a Trump stalwart during the real estate mogul's transition to the White House and throughout the first eight months of his administration. Pushing aside claims from the co-hosts that President Trump is sexist, she pointed to the ascension of both herself and Hicks . Her relationship with Trump started when she left Hiltzik, a NY public relations firm, to work for the Trump Organization.

Global News Mnuchin Admits 15 Percent Corporate Rate Unlikely
Author: 0 Mnuchin Admits 15 Percent Corporate Rate Unlikely

Equifax announced last week that it learned on July 29 that hackers had infiltrated its systems in mid-May, pilfering names, birthdays, addresses as well as Social Security and driver's license numbers. It was clear on Tuesday that many important decisions have not been made. Mnuchin said that Republicans plan to eliminate the state and local tax deduction, so there won't be a tax cut for people in high-tax states such as NY and California.

Global News Cranes collapse as Hurricane Irma hits downtown Miami
Author: 0 Cranes collapse as Hurricane Irma hits downtown Miami

The boom of the crane collapsed at the Vice Tower in Miami , The Miami Herald reported . "In the future there should be an easy way to bring them down in events like this one", Ape said. The Miami woman went into labor Sunday, but because the storm's winds were too strong, fire rescue teams couldn't get to her right away, according to the Miami Herald .

Global News Irma leaves two thirds of Florida without power
Author: 0 Irma leaves two thirds of Florida without power

The first one was over the Florida Keys , which Irma hit as a Category 4 hurricane. Irma is now a post-tropical cyclone, ragged and weakened after ravaging the Caribbean and tearing through Florida . After having claimed at least 27 lives in a host of Caribbean islands before hammering Florida, reports put the death toll in the State at five. Hurricane Irma has regained strength as it begins pummeling Florida, threatening nearly the entire southeastern USA state after leaving a ...

Global News OPEC ups forecasts for global oil demand for 2017
Author: 0 OPEC ups forecasts for global oil demand for 2017

It gradually lost strength and weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning as it headed towards Georgia. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery rose 59 cents to settle Monday at $48.07 barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Global News Bob Jones University Ranked in US News & World Report Rankings
Author: 0 Bob Jones University Ranked in US News & World Report Rankings

News & World Report's national "Best Colleges" rankings for 2018. "The new rankings are a continuation of University of Mobile's dramatic rise in the national Best Colleges listing, after the Christian university broke into the top 10 past year", said a UM statement released Tuesday.

Global News All living former presidents launch ad for Harvey relief
Author: 0 All living former presidents launch ad for Harvey relief

Former president George W. Bush in a public service announcement for One America Appeal . However, that didn't stop Trump from jumping into the fray and tweeting his support for the campaign. A narrator picks up, "donate to OneAmericaAppeal.org". "The presidents and their staffs will definitely be promoting this through their social media channels", he added.

Global News Four More States Just Sued Donald Trump Over Rescinding DACA
Author: 0 Four More States Just Sued Donald Trump Over Rescinding DACA

Attorneys general in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota are joining the suit. SAN FRANCISCO ― California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) announced Monday he is suing President Donald Trump's administration to block it from ending protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants.

Global News Hamas Leadership Meets in Cairo
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Ramallah - The new Hamas leadership chose to hold its first meeting since the election of its politburo last May in the Egyptian capital as a sign that the Palestinian movement withdrew from Doha where it kept its offices for years. The thaw in relations between the Egyptian government and the Hamas movement is apparently continuing with the arrival of newly appointed Hamas chief Ismail Haniyyeh in Cairo on Saturday.

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