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They largely eschewed violence but in October a new militant group called the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launched a series of deadly ambushes on border police prompting a massive army-led crackdown. The Nobel peace prize laureate is facing severe criticism over her government's treatment of about 1.1 million Rohingya, and over her silence in this regard.
  • Latest Hurricane Irma update includes potential hit in the Carolinas

    Latest Hurricane Irma update includes potential hit in the Carolinas

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    The Pee Dee also faces a 10-30 percent chance of tropical storm force winds blowing through the area but no chance of hurricane force winds as they have shifted into southern SC and Georgia, according to the briefing. SCEMD Director Kim Stenson continues conference calls with county emergency managers, SERT agencies and local National Weather Service offices. Adjutant General Robert Livingston says National Guardsmen have not yet been activated, but those helping with the recovery from ...
  • US military apologizes for offensive propaganda

    US military apologizes for offensive propaganda

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    In Pakistan, there is disappointment on Trump's blame game. Subsequently, the Pentagon announced the actual number of USA troops in Afghanistan - something that hadn't been previously revealed. Overall, Islamic terrorists, mainly the Taliban, control or contest about 40 percent of Afghanistan. One factor is that these two successive administrations have translated the discovery of Osama bin Laden in a hideout in Pakistan (where he was killed in 2011) as Pakistan's indirect shelter for ...
  • Trump agrees to deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

    Trump agrees to deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

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    Trump says he wants and needs the lawmakers' support, and is heaping them with praise. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , Democrat-California, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , Democrat -New York, released a statement announcing the agreement on the combined bill after meeting with Trump.
  • Military hysteria over N.Korea could lead to catastrophe: Putin

    Military hysteria over N.Korea could lead to catastrophe: Putin

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    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his government is selling Japan and South Korea a "substantially increased" amount of U.S. military equipment. That year, Stalin's successors had taken over a USSR that was busy testing missiles and hydrogen bombs . The Trump Administration has been talking with allies about a potential response to the latest actions by the Pyongyang government.
  • Strickland: Memphis wants to lure new Amazon HQ to city

    Strickland: Memphis wants to lure new Amazon HQ to city

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    Amazon's looking to employe 50,000 people at a new campus somewhere in America. Wisconsin 's legislature recently voted to give Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn a $3-billion incentive package to build a $10-billion liquid crystal display factory in the state, for example.
  • MÉXICO: El PRD va al

    MÉXICO: El PRD va al "matadero" por alianza con el PAN: Padierna

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    Se refirió al caso concreto de la maestra Ifigenia Martínez, Dolores Padierna y su esposo René Bejarano , pero igual a otros que con anterioridad han hecho lo mismo en distintas ocasiones. El Frente Amplio del PAN y el PRD , segunda y tercera fuerzas políticas respectivamente, busca sobre todo derrotar en la Presidencia al Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI).
  • Putin warns of 'catastrophe' over N. Korea

    Putin warns of 'catastrophe' over N. Korea

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    On Monday, the US urged the United Nations to step up pressure on Kim and accused him of "begging for war ". Turnbull told reporters: "A conflict would be catastrophic — everyone understands that". Meanwhile, dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police as the USA military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defence system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats.
  • Sanders on Clinton's criticism: 'Look forward and not backward'

    Sanders on Clinton's criticism: 'Look forward and not backward'

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    Today, the Democratic Party is deeply divided about whether or not identity issues matter, about whether or not abortion and gay rights are things worth fighting for or compromising on to win elections and elect economic progressives. She's been photographed on walks through the woods and in other random locations, but her interactions with the media have been limited. Trump's supporters loathe "SJW" s because they perceive discussions of identity-based oppression toward the marginalized as ...
  • Putin: More Sanctions Against North Korea Would Be 'Useless and Ineffective'

    Putin: More Sanctions Against North Korea Would Be 'Useless and Ineffective'

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    He told the audience that Russian Federation condemned North Korea's recent actions but opined that there was no other way to manage the situation than through dialogue. "Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in September 1990, South Korea and Russian Federation have continued to expand their cooperation in various areas, such as the economic, diplomatic and cultural sectors".
  • Trump's DACA Decision 'A Despicable Act of Political Cowardice — Pelosi

    Trump's DACA Decision 'A Despicable Act of Political Cowardice — Pelosi

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    For example, Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., has shown a picture of a young man he identified as Eduardo. Protect the American democracy and its institutions. Were they, as toddlers, supposed to refuse to come here? "He can't just put it on Congress. It is his responsibility to fix this". The state has around 200,000 employed dreamers, double the next-biggest concentration in Texas, according to the liberal think tank Center for American Progress.
  • 15 states sue Trump on rollback of immigrant protections

    15 states sue Trump on rollback of immigrant protections

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    On Sept. 6, Trump was asked by reporters whether his tweet meant that he had regretted his decision to end DACA. There's a reason the slur of calling individuals "social justice warriors" came about, and it's to silence people from speaking about unpleasant things that far more privileged Americans would rather not have to hear about.
  • States Sue Trump Administration to Preserve DACA

    States Sue Trump Administration to Preserve DACA

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    It turns out that casting almost one million young people's lives into uncertainty and threatening them with deportation is good! Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has joined a lawsuit challenging President Trump's move to end the Obama-era program that has shielded "hundreds of thousands" from being deported to the country where they were born.
  • President Moon heads to Russian Federation for regional forum

    President Moon heads to Russian Federation for regional forum

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    North Korea has previously threatened to launch missiles toward Guam. These are in addition to two THAAD launchers already in place at the country's Seongju base. It also flies to Vladivostok in Russian Federation. "Everyone knows that and everyone in North Korea knows that". And though Defense Secretary James Mattis warned of a "massive military response" to any additional threats against the United States or its allies, Trump said Wednesday that military action in North Korea is not ...
  • Moon Says This Is No Time for Talks with N.Korea

    Moon Says This Is No Time for Talks with N.Korea

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    Pressuring China and North Korea could force negotiations for a peaceful solution. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Wednesday that if the United Nations does not put additional sanctions on North Korea over nuclear tests , he has an executive order ready for President Donald Trump to sign that would impose sanctions on any country that trades with Pyongyang.
  • Putin calls for N.Korea talks, says sanctions not working

    Putin calls for N.Korea talks, says sanctions not working

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    South Korea's navy held more exercises yesterday, an officer told a Defence Ministry briefing. Both sides have thousands of rockets and artillery pieces aimed at each other, and the North's rapid development of nuclear weapons and missiles has altered the balance.
  • Donald Trump: Military action against North Korea 'not my first choice'

    Donald Trump: Military action against North Korea 'not my first choice'

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    He complimented Putin and the Russian government over what he said were a variety of efforts to find diplomatic solutions to the North Korean problem. The remnants of a bridge bombed by the US during the 1950-53 Korean War, and rebuilt only on the Chinese side, are a reminder of both the conflict that once united the countries and the differences that now exist between them.
  • Japan urges Russian Federation to collaborate against N Korea

    Japan urges Russian Federation to collaborate against N Korea

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    Putin also condemned North Korea's latest nuclear tests but said he doubted that more sanctions would deter the hermit state from carrying out more tests. Putin told a news conference earlier this week that the North Koreans would rather "eat grass" than give up their nukes. Members of the Japanese parliament and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel have also demanded tougher United Nations sanctions on North Korea.
  • Trump Sides With Democrats on Debt Ceiling, Short-Term Funding

    Trump Sides With Democrats on Debt Ceiling, Short-Term Funding

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    He added: " We had a very good meeting, we essentially came to a deal and I think the deal will be very good ". Yet, aboard Air Force One , Trump seemed pleased with the deal. Democrats did not have to give it up anything, it seems, to secure Harvey aid and the temporary debt limit increase. " We have many , many things that are on the plate".
  • Putin warns against

    Putin warns against "military hysteria"

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    They urged more efforts to pressure North Korea to abandon what they called its "current threatening and destabilizing path". The remnants of a bridge bombed by the USA during the 1950-53 Korean War, and rebuilt only on the Chinese side, are a reminder of both the conflict that once united the countries and the differences that now exist between them.
  • UN mulls oil embargo on North Korea, textile export ban

    UN mulls oil embargo on North Korea, textile export ban

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    Russian president Vladimir Putin has resisted restrictions on oil exports to the country, saying the crisis will not be resolved by sanctions . The US is pushing for tougher United Nations economic sanctions against North Korea as President Trump says military action is "not our first choice".
  • Jose Mourinho makes a very good point about Romelu Lukaku's transfer fee

    Jose Mourinho makes a very good point about Romelu Lukaku's transfer fee

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    He has a 12-month extension option in his deal, which United could activate, but he would only be used as a squad player. They missed out on the fourth. Nemanja Matic came next. History suggests that Mourinho will at the very least make a good run at the Premier League title this year, but it does seem to be falling nicely into his lap.
  • Putin and Moon condemn North Korea over missile test

    Putin and Moon condemn North Korea over missile test

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    North Korea accused South Korea and Japan of "dirty politics" for what it said was the highjacking a meeting meant to be about economic development. Dozens have been injured in clashes between protesters and police in a South Korea farming village where the US military will begin installing additional launchers to a contentious USA missile defense system.
  • Trump's empty threats on North Korea have gagged the US

    Trump's empty threats on North Korea have gagged the US

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    Abe also invited Moon to a trilateral meeting between China, Japan and South Korea in Tokyo and Moon said he would be happy to attend if such a summit happened. South Korea has also pushed for moves to cut off Pyongyang's key supplies of fuel oil, but Russian Federation has dismissed such a call, while China is also reluctant to take measures that could trigger instability or a refugee exodus on its frontier.
  • Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes

    Putin: North Korea will 'eat grass' before giving up nukes

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    It was unclear when such a launch might happen, but September 9 is the anniversary of North Korea's founding and past launches have coincided with important national dates. He said, "We all remember what happened with Iraq and Saddam Hussein". It is as if Russian Federation is playing good cop now, while China is playing bad cop, said Dr Choi Kang of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
  • Trump says military action is not his 'first choice' on North Korea

    Trump says military action is not his 'first choice' on North Korea

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    Seoul's Defense Ministry on Thursday said the USA military has completed adding more launchers to a contentious US missile-defense system in South Korea to better cope with North Korean threats. Trump has urged China, North Korea's biggest ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in its neighbour which has pursued its missile and nuclear weapons programmes in defiance of United Nations sanctions and global condemnation.
  • Russia, Japan

    Russia, Japan "decisively condemn" N. Korea missile launch: Putin

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    According to South Korean media, Moon asked Putin to help "tame" North Korea, as the worldwide community considers its response to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test on Sunday. "We should make North Korea understand that it has no bright future if it continues its current path, and change its current policy". Putin said he and Abe discussed the prospect of a peace treaty ending World War Two hostilities.
  • How terrifying is North Korea's nuclear threat?

    How terrifying is North Korea's nuclear threat?

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    Putin told reporters that he had remarked to one of his counterparts at the BRICS summit in Xiamen that North Korea "will eat grass but will not give up the ( nuclear ) program if they don't feel safe". "It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear armament", South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon told a meeting of defense ministers in Seoul Thursday.
  • All cars will have electric option by 2020 say JLR

    All cars will have electric option by 2020 say JLR

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    However, both Volvo and JLR will still be manufacturing earlier models that have internal combustion engines after those deadlines. If you're a fan of the 1960s/70s Jaguar E-Type, dubbed "the best looking auto ever made" by none other than Enzo Ferrari, then the E-Type Zero could well be up your street.
  • Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

    Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

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    The stand-off between North Korea and the US has become the most risky foreign crisis facing US President Donald Trump, as the isolated state accelerates its programme to develop weapons of mass destruction. Military sources said payloads heavier than 1 ton are particularly effective in destroying underground targets. Last month, the regime's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the USA would be "catapulted into an unimaginable sea of fire" if it imposed more sanctions or threatened ...
  • Nissan chooses value over range with new Leaf

    Nissan chooses value over range with new Leaf

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    It also features a sleeker look, first previewed by the IDS Concept from the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Complementing this new drivetrain is the high-tech lithium-ion battery pack, which delivers increased power and energy storage capacity.
  • Suu Kyi says Myanmar working to protect Rohingyas

    Suu Kyi says Myanmar working to protect Rohingyas

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    The state councilor of Myanmar says that they were working on to protect the rights of the Rohingya . Rohingya refugee woman and children walks to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf.
  • Putin says tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of global catastrophe

    Putin says tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of global catastrophe

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    SHAPIRO: Delegates from other countries said the focus needs to be on diplomatic, not military, responses. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department rules. We will defend our allies and our territory. Donald Trump is threatening to stop trade with any country doing business with North Korea. The Chinese statement cited Trump as saying that the USA is deeply concerned about the Korean nuclear issue and that it valued China's "important role" in resolving the ...
  • Republicans, Democrats Split if Trump Did Enough for Hurricane Harvey Relief

    Republicans, Democrats Split if Trump Did Enough for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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    On Wednesday, Trump threw his support to a deal that gave the Democratic leaders everything they wanted: disaster relief funding and a 90-day extension of both the day-to-day funding of the government and the debt ceiling. The survey found that, overall, 43 percent of voters in the United States say Trump is doing enough, while 40 percent say they believe he is not.
  • Graham: Let's 'pass the DREAM Act for better border security'

    Graham: Let's 'pass the DREAM Act for better border security'

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    The Trump administration announced it is phasing out DACA over the next six months, now leaving the fates of some 800,000 Dreamers in the hands of Congress. A grant of DACA provides no amnesty or legal status. (Heitkamp, like Donnelly, was elected in 2012 after the DREAM Act vote). "We're calling on (House Speaker Paul) Ryan and (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell to immediately put the Dream Act for a vote on the floor in the House and Senate", Schumer said.
  • China remains persistent in denuclearizing Korean Peninsula

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    It has also caused diplomatic rifts between South Korea and its neighbor China, which Seoul says imposed unofficial sanctions on it after deployment began, with Chinese tourist groups encouraged to boycott South Korea and Chinese consumers attacking Korean companies online.
  • Decision on DACA Expected Tuesday — White House

    Decision on DACA Expected Tuesday — White House

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    In order for them to qualify for the program, they must go to school, or join the military, and apply for and receive a two year work permit and not commit any crimes. "I've received several notes over the weekend from Dreamers within Apple ", Cook wrote to employees on Tuesday . DACA recipients cannot have a criminal record.
  • California to File Suit Over Trump Administration's Plan to End DACA

    California to File Suit Over Trump Administration's Plan to End DACA

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    Fifty-eight percent of Americans said Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the country and become citizens if they meet certain requirements, according to a Morning Consult/POLITICO poll conducted August 31 through September 3. The UC San Diego researchers argue that this glut of supply sent many Latin Americans over the border. It also provides the fastest path to citizenship.