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Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU

Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU The issue of the Irish border is one of three high priority "phase one" negotiations in the Brexit talks, along with citizens' rights and the financial settlement - often referred to as the divorce bill. "We then want to go further, and explore a potential future programme of peace funding after we leave the EU", Mrs May said . As things stand, the Common Travel Area will continue as it is, w... [Full Article...]

Kashmir issue can't be solved by violence: PM

Kashmir issue can't be solved by violence: PM He said it was unfortunate that corruption was institutionalised, adding that time had come to change it. Modi said: "Violence in the name of "Astha" is not something to be happy about, it will not be accepted in India ". The prime minister said his government has taken numerous measures like introducing self attestations of certificates and doing away with interviews for lower posts, to ease l... [Full Article...]

Activist Malala wins place at Oxford University

Activist Malala wins place at Oxford University Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's first female prime minister, is also an alma matter of Lady Margaret Hall since the 1970s. The Nobel Peace Prize victor will follow in the footsteps of numerous world leaders by studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics or PPE at the prestigious British university. [Full Article...]

CNN Commentator: George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Statues 'Need To Come Down'

CNN Commentator: George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Statues 'Need To Come Down' President Trump's inability to discern the difference between neo-Nazis and those who oppose them was bad enough, but also mixed into that rambling train wreck of a news conference Tuesday was a layer of ignorance over the nature and symbolism of the Confederate statues the racists have been fighting to defend. [Full Article...]

Shawn Mendes to headline return of iconic 'MTV Unplugged'

Shawn Mendes to headline return of iconic 'MTV Unplugged' The show gained huge popularity after featuring the likes Neil Young, Pearl Jam , Bruce Springsteen and famously, Nirvana , whose set was immortalised through a best selling album. Unplugged is set to return in the autumn with a performance from Shawn Mendes filmed at the Theater at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. "Like where the artist played their first major show, or maybe they choose a loc... [Full Article...]

S. Sudan refugees hit 1 million in Uganda

S. Sudan refugees hit 1 million in Uganda Over 85 percent of refugees in Uganda are women, children, and teenagers under the age of 18. BBC reporter Catherine Byaruhanga tells BBC Minute about Uganda's unique system for welcoming refugees. The new arrivals braved heavy rains, cold nights and the scorching sun to find safety. She says they stayed for three weeks under trees with only saucepans, plates , and some cups for water. [Full Article...]

Maryland officials remove statue of Dred Scott justice overnight

Maryland officials remove statue of Dred Scott justice overnight Taney, who defended slavery in the landmark 1857 Dred Scott decision. A panel voted Wednesday night, by email, to remove the Robert Brooke Taney statue located at the State House lawn in Annapolis. The statue of Taney will be moved to a Maryland State Archives secure storage facility, The Baltimore Sun reported . While the statue's removal was not publicized, a couple dozen onlookers watche... [Full Article...]

Moon proposed trilateral talks with China, US on Thaad

Moon proposed trilateral talks with China, US on Thaad On Wednesday, South Korea's largest opposition party, Liberty Korea, expanded its official party programme to call for United States nuclear weapons to be stationed on South Korean soil. "I would define the red line as completing the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile and being able to weaponized it with a nuclear warhead", Moon said. [Full Article...]

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Thursday

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Thursday Scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm will continue during the overnight hours and into Friday morning. It will soon be replaced by greater moisture and rain chances will go up again by the end of the weekend. Thursday: Mostly sunny, low humidity. There is a 30% chance of showers and storms across the area. The highest opportunity for showers and thunderstorms on Thursday will be... [Full Article...]

Illinois, Northwestern announce Big Ten men's basketball schedule

Illinois, Northwestern announce Big Ten men's basketball schedule First, the Hoosiers will play just one Saturday conference game at home. IN was voted No. 2, followed by Wisconsin at No. 3 and Michigan State at No. Michigan State will also face Notre Dame on November 30 as part of the ACC/Big Ten challenge, and play Oakland on December 16 as part of a doubleheader at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. [Full Article...]

Box-office: Toilet Ek Prem Katha collects Rs 96.05 cr so far

Box-office: Toilet Ek Prem Katha collects Rs 96.05 cr so far It's been an exciting week for Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pedneker whose film " Toilet: Ek Prem Katha " has hit the bull's eye at the domestic box office. Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will complete a week at the theaters on Friday and it is quite clear that the film is not ready to settle for anything less than Rs 100 crore. [Full Article...]

China, India soldiers hurl stones at 1 another in Kashmir

China, India soldiers hurl stones at 1 another in Kashmir India objected to the road construction after the Chinese troops ignored Bhutanese protests, triggering the faceoff from June 16. Kenji Hiramatsu said that as the Doklam issue can affect the stability of the entire region, Japan is keeping a close eye on the developments. [Full Article...]

China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports

China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports Gov. "It will remain a standoff unless we can ratchet up the economic sanctions to the point that it begins to cripple the North Korean economy", Ganyard said. General Joseph Dunford, who is Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the top officer in the military, met Monday with South Korea's defense minister, Song Young-Moo, and defense chief, General Lee Sun-Jin. [Full Article...]

Stock Under Scrutiny: Alternative Fuel Technologies Inc (AFTC)

Stock Under Scrutiny: Alternative Fuel Technologies Inc (AFTC) V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of EQT Midstream Partners, during the second quarter worth about $178,000. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.75 average brokerage recommendation. [Full Article...]

Trump business policy forum says disbanding due to 'distraction'

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was scrapping two business advisory councils in the wake of several high-profile resignations in protest over his comments on a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent. They were among eight executives who quit Trump's manufacturing council this week. After all, Elon Musk famously also stepped down from the economic advisory coun... [Full Article...]

War would be horrific, U.S. general tells Trump on North Korea response

War would be horrific, U.S. general tells Trump on North Korea response U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their Japanese counterparts agreed at a meeting in Washington on Thursday to work more closely on North Korea . He added that they had signed a framework to build a new communication mechanism between the two states that would strengthen Sino-US cooperation. "But we don't need to be impatient", Mr Moon said. [Full Article...]

Japan to install land-based missile defense Aegis Ashore

Japan to install land-based missile defense Aegis Ashore The meeting between the Japanese and American defence and foreign ministers comes as North Korea has demonstrated progress in its ballistic missile and nuclear programme that it said is necessary to deter a US-led invasion. Under Japan's current multi-tier missile defence system, the Maritime Self-Defence Force's Aegis destroyers equipped with Standard Missile-3 interceptors are tasked with st... [Full Article...]

How North Korea Crisis Could Impact US Dollar

But he said a US -led campaign of economic pressure and diplomacy needs to be backed by potential military consequences. Seoul and Washington say the exercises are defensive in nature. North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the Security Council has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and fou... [Full Article...]

North Korea: US, Japan step up cooperation in face of nuclear threat

North Korea: US, Japan step up cooperation in face of nuclear threat Tillerson added that he had read the remarks, which came during a lengthy interview Bannon gave earlier this week to the liberal American Prospect magazine. Japan hosts more than 50,000 USA military personnel and is in range of North Korean missiles. His remarks fell between President Donald Trump's warning last week that the US was prepared to respond militarily to Pyongyang's "threats" of an... [Full Article...]

North Korea tells United Nations chief nuclear programme not up for negotiation

A satellite picture displayed to illustrate North Korea's ostensible plans to surround Guam with "enveloping fire" was at least six years old, analysis shows. The statement then appears to put the onus to act on Trump, saying Kim would "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees". What worries him is a situation where North Korea feels it's about to be attacked and worries... [Full Article...]


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