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Global News Hungary to take legal steps against critical European Union ruling
Author: 0 Hungary to take legal steps against critical European Union ruling

Theoretically, the EP vote could end with Hungary losing its European Union voting rights - but both Poland and the Czech Republic vowed on Thursday to veto such a move, saying it would increase voters' dissatisfaction with Europe. "Viktor Orban's government has been leading the charge against European values by silencing independent media, replacing critical judges, and putting academia on a leash", Sargentini said.

Global News JUST IN: Conflicting Reports Trails Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Resignation
Author: 0 JUST IN: Conflicting Reports Trails Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Resignation

It was alleged that Kemi Adeosun had resigned under pressure over controversies surrounding her NYSC certificate, but there was no confirmation yet as at the time of this report. My visits to Nigeria up until the age of thirty-four (34) were holidays, with visas obtained in my United Kingdom passport. In her statement on Friday, Adeosun said her understanding was that she was exempted from the scheme because she had moved back to Nigeria from Britain, where she was born, after she had ...

Global News Sheriff: U.S. border patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women
Author: 0 Sheriff: U.S. border patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz classified Ortiz as a serial killer on Saturday. The first murder took place September 3, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson confirmed Ortiz is a supervisory Border Patrol agent. Police say all his female victims were prostitutes.

Global News At least three dead as Super Typhoon Mangkhut hits Philippines and Taiwan
Author: 0 At least three dead as Super Typhoon Mangkhut hits Philippines and Taiwan

The Philippines is routinely hit during the typhoon season but the strength of Manghukt evoked memories of the deadliest storm on national record - Super Typhoon Haiyan - which killed more than 7000 in 2013. The Governor of Cagayan, Manuel Maamba said emergency services are clearing debris from main roads. Wind and rain are preventing government agencies from assessing the full extent of damage, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a televised news conference.

Global News White House defends Pres. Trump on Puerto Rico death toll claim
Author: 0 White House defends Pres. Trump on Puerto Rico death toll claim

Building on comments he made earlier in the week in which he said "3,000 people did not die", the President on Saturday said the number appeared "like magic" and there was "no way" it could be accurate. "This is what denial following neglect looks like", declared San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz in response to Trump's tweets. "May God bless the souls of the almost 3,000 Americans that died in Puerto Rico and may he take pity on your soul Mr President".

Global News Republican lawmakers seek tax cuts as election approaches
Author: 0 Republican lawmakers seek tax cuts as election approaches

With an eye toward November's midterm elections, House Republicans on Monday unveiled legislation to make permanent the individual tax cuts and pass-through business deductions that were set to expire in 2026 as part of the sweeping tax rewrite enacted late a year ago.

Global News Putin oversees Russia-China joint military exercises
Author: 0 Putin oversees Russia-China joint military exercises

The exercises, which are taking place in Siberia, Russia's far east and on its Pacific coast, involve 36,000 tanks and come amid hard relations between the west and Russia, and souring ties between China and the US. "You demonstrated the military prowess, showed your capability to successfully counter potential military threats", Putin said addressing the troops that participated in the drills.

Global News Trump signs order permitting sanctions for foreign election meddling
Author: 0 Trump signs order permitting sanctions for foreign election meddling

The move comes less than two months before the 2018 midterm elections, and just weeks after Dan Coats , Trump's director of national intelligence, warned of a "pervasive messaging campaign by Russian Federation to try to weaken and divide the United States" before Americans go to the polls in November.

Global News US imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms
Author: 0 US imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms

After the initial experts' report was released, Russian Federation and China blocked the United Nations from imposing sanctions on Russia-based entities and vessels sanctioned a week earlier by the U.S. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one diplomat said the amended report removed some references to Russians accused of breaching North Korea sanctions.

Global News It's not just FEMA: ICE quietly got an extra $200 million
Author: 0 It's not just FEMA: ICE quietly got an extra $200 million

The budget documents , first made public by Senator Jeff Merkley (D) OR on Tuesday show the transfer would help fund immigration detention centers, and $4 million of which taken directly from FEMA's response and recovery OR preparedness and protection categories.

Global News United Nations official: Powers cite need for peace in Idlib
Author: 0 United Nations official: Powers cite need for peace in Idlib

Given the fact that Turkey has been part of a tripartite effort along with Iran and Russian Federation to establish de-escalation zones in northern Syria as part of the Astana process between the three powers, Ankara has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in case of such an attack while stressing at the same time that terrorists should not be tolerated.

Author: 0 Watch Hurricane Florence Make Landfall in This Incredible Space Station Video

Members of the North Carolina National Guard finish stacking sand bags under a highway overpass near the Lumber River which is expected to flood from Hurricane Florence's rain in Lumberton, North Carolina, on September 14, 2018. "While the weather conditions have improved, motorists should be cautious of fallen trees, downed power lines, and standing water in and around roadways".

Global News Dont play games with it: Storm takes aim at Carolinas
Author: 0 Dont play games with it: Storm takes aim at Carolinas

Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast, bringing days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia . Previously, Arnold shared images of Florence initially gaining strength over the ocean. People in areas vulnerable to a risky hurricane have left or are fleeing ahead of the storm's expected Friday or Saturday landfall.

Global News Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas ahead of landfall
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas ahead of landfall

Florence flattened trees, crumbled roads and the assault wasn't anywhere close to being over, with the siege in the Carolinas expected to last all weekend. Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats that could be used to pluck people from the floodwaters.

Global News Trump Falsely Claims Revised Puerto Rico Death Toll Is Fake News
Author: 0 Trump Falsely Claims Revised Puerto Rico Death Toll Is Fake News

There was a higher and more persistent risk of death for people living in "low socioeconomic development municipalities" while men aged 65 and over "experienced continuous elevated risk of death through February". The Democratic lawmakers called on the administration to support more funding for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as back a formal review into what went wrong.

Global News Mueller And Manafort Reach 'Tentative' Plea Deal To Avert Second Trial
Author: 0 Mueller And Manafort Reach 'Tentative' Plea Deal To Avert Second Trial

The report said that it was not clear yet whether the deal includes Manafort's cooperation, which ABC News previously reported was a desire of the special counsel in the negotiations. Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort but he has not publicly ruled it out. Manafort's plea deal follows agreements that Mueller's team had already reached with Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Manafort's former deputy Rick Gates.

Global News Air Force Intercepts Russian Bombers Near Alaska Again
Author: 0 Air Force Intercepts Russian Bombers Near Alaska Again

The planes were intercepted just west of the mainland by American F-22 "Raptor" fighters and positively identified by NORAD forces, officials said. A previous interception of bombers occurring on September 1 involved bombers without any Russian fighter jet escorts, CNN noted .

Global News Brexit talks
Author: 0 Brexit talks "closing in on workable solutions", Raab says

The question of how America will influence the course of Brexit , the expert did not answer. No-deal frenzy in the media was also fuel by a "worse case scenario" warning from Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. The UK government said in the notice that companies now involved in Galileo, Europe's rival to the United States GPS programme, may face difficulties completing their existing contracts and should contact authorities to try to ensure they can comply with the conditions of ...

Global News Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to cooperate in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to cooperate in Russian Federation probe

Friday's announcement was a political blow to Trump's presidency ahead of November 6 congressional elections that will determine whether or not Republicans keep control of Congress. Manafort's second trial was for charges regarding his lobbying work in Ukraine . He called Manafort a "good man" and said he had been unfairly targeted by the Justice Department-sparking questions of whether Trump might pardon him.

Global News Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera
Author: 0 Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera

Video footage of the moment showed the rock split and drop onto the shore, sending up a cloud of dust and speeding waves inland over the assorted tourists. He believed more were coming, so he started running. "We haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a spokesperson for the fire brigade said.

Global News MA explosions: At least 100 houses destroyed in 'gas leak'
Author: 0 MA explosions: At least 100 houses destroyed in 'gas leak'

Fire and smoke billowing out of a home in Boston , in the U.S. state of MA. Eighteen-year-old Leonel Rondon died when his auto was crushed by a falling chimney, a spokesperson for the Essex County District Attorney's office said. Officials had cut power in the area and the streets were pitch black, save for emergency vehicle lights. Officials urged all residents in the area who are Columbia Gas customers to evacuate, "as should anyone else who smells gas".

Global News Bishop Michael Bransfield resigns; sexual harassment investigation launched
Author: 0 Bishop Michael Bransfield resigns; sexual harassment investigation launched

The meeting at the Vatican in February is believed to be the first of its kind, and signals a realisation from the highest levels of the church that clerical abuse is a global problem. Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into an American bishop accused of sexually harassing adults. While most conferences obliged, some have not.

Global News Trump's previously announced visit to Ireland in question
Author: 0 Trump's previously announced visit to Ireland in question

Meanwhile, Russian media reported Tuesday that Trump may meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the same European trip that had included the planned Ireland visit. Other protests were planned in Dublin and other Irish cities. Donald Trump has reportedly cancelled a deliberate day out to Eire decrease than two weeks after it turned into announced by the White Residence.

Global News Japan's Abe confirms China visit this year
Author: 0 Japan's Abe confirms China visit this year

Their two countries have been in dispute for seven decades over a chain of Pacific islands and as a result have still not formally ended their World War II hostilities. When asked if he was concerned about a potential military alliance between Russian Federation and China in the future, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said he did not see the two countries aligned in the long-term."I think that nations act out of their interest".

Global News Paul Manafort Reaches Plea Deal With Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Author: 0 Paul Manafort Reaches Plea Deal With Special Counsel Robert Mueller

In pleading guilty, Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, would admit he broke the law - a concession he refused to make throughout his Alexandria trial and since he was charged almost a year ago in Washington . The jury in Virginia found that Manafort hid millions of dollars he made in Ukraine to avoid paying taxes, and then lied to get loans when the political party that was paying him was ousted from power and the funding dried up.

Global News Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz's Body Reaches Lahore, Funeral Tonight
Author: 0 Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz's Body Reaches Lahore, Funeral Tonight

Her two sons - Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz - and Samdhi Ishaq Dar will stay in London. Kulsoom died on Tuesday in a London hospital after a long battle with cancer. The Saudi envoy for offered condolences to Nawaz Sharif on the demise of former First Lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. The former premier and his daughter was given parole for 12 hours but the government of Punjab province extended it to three days so they can attend the funeral on Friday.

Global News Colbert fact-checks Trump's 'sickening' Hurricane Maria comments
Author: 0 Colbert fact-checks Trump's 'sickening' Hurricane Maria comments

As time went by it did not go up by much. Mr Trump said people who died for any reason - "like old age" - had been added to the total. "I hate talking about politics and all that, but I think this is more than politics", Cora said. There is no indication Trump raised "billions" to help rebuild the island and the government's Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) has said its response was strained after responding to two other major hurricanes weeks before Maria.

Global News Juncker: Brexit Britain can’t be in ‘parts of single market’
Author: 0 Juncker: Brexit Britain can’t be in ‘parts of single market’

Some proposals to strengthen the EU's effectiveness face an uphill battle against member state opposition, notably scrapping national vetoes in some foreign policy areas, such as where economic pressure from the likes of Russian Federation or China on certain European Union countries has blocked European Union sanctions to defend human rights.

Global News US Accuses Syria and Allies of Demolishing Idlib
Author: 0 US Accuses Syria and Allies of Demolishing Idlib

Last week's summit in Tehran between the three sides did not produce any agreement, as Iran and Russian Federation rejected Turkey's call for a continued ceasefire in the rebel bastion. The Turkish leader also criticized Assad's bid to legitimize the fight in Idlib as a counter-terrorism operation. He told council members there is "an urgent need" to separate opposition fighters seeking a political settlement from the "terrorists" in Idlib, and appealed to those with influence to exert ...

Global News Sickening discovery in meal costs restaurant chain millions
Author: 0 Sickening discovery in meal costs restaurant chain millions

The restaurant allegedly later offered Ma 5,000 yuan ($728) in compensation for the incident - a price he was willing to negotiate after the hospital visit, he told the South China Morning Post . "Xiabu Xiabu has always been one of my favourite restaurants, I thought they were quite clean as well..." Another user asked: "If something happens to her baby, how are they going to compensate her? Is a life worth only 20,000 yuan?" It's a fun, sociable meal popular across China - a country with ...

Global News Hurricane Florence Charleston: Latest Forecast & Track
Author: 0 Hurricane Florence Charleston: Latest Forecast & Track

Florence could bring wind-driven storm surges of seawater as high as 13 feet (4 meters) and NHC Director Ken Graham said on Facebook they could push in as far as 2 miles (3 km). About one million seven hundred thousand people have been ordered to evacuate on the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia . The Charleston area will see winds near tropical storm strength of 40 miles per hour and somewhere between 3 to 6 inches of rain.

Global News Xi, Putin Meet As Russia Kicks Off Biggest Ever War Games
Author: 0 Xi, Putin Meet As Russia Kicks Off Biggest Ever War Games

The war games come amid heightened tension between Russian Federation and the west and especially with Washington, with which both Moscow and Beijing have strained ties. Russian Federation will showcase some of its latest military hardware at Vostok-2018, including nuclear-capable Iskander missiles T-90 tanks and Su-35 fighter jets.

Global News Pope Francis to Meet with US, World Catholic Leaders
Author: 0 Pope Francis to Meet with US, World Catholic Leaders

Conference of Catholic Bishops , Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Vatican's top adviser on clergy sex abuse - to discuss the best way to handle the clergy abuse scandal . McFadden said he did not know when the meeting would occur. Wuerl submitted his resignation three years ago, but stayed on working at the Vatican's request.

Global News Man kills 5, including wife, before turning gun on himself
Author: 0 Man kills 5, including wife, before turning gun on himself

The attacker then fatally shot two more men at another location, before hijacking a auto with a woman and a child on board. Sheriff's deputies say a husband and wife went to a business, and the husband shot and killed his wife, as well as a man inside the business.

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