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Barzani Announces Withdrawal From Presidential Race

Barzani Announces Withdrawal From Presidential Race This led to a crisis with regional states opposed to the vote and the Iraqi government in Baghdad which launched a blockade on the Kurdish territories. He has led the party since 1979 and became a central figure in the drive to create an autonomous Kurdish state in northern Iraq following the toppling of Saddam Hussein in the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. [Full Article...]

Roger Stone suing Twitter over suspension

Roger Stone suing Twitter over suspension Twitter did not comment on Stone's suspension, and it has a policy against speaking about individual accounts. The move came after Stone lashed out at several CNN reporters and called them derogatory slurs . And when at 10 p.m. - as word of the indictment report spread and Stone tweeted that Lemon "must be confronted, humiliated, mocked and punished" - he echoed his own words from May, when he ... [Full Article...]

British Navy fires nine sailors from N-submarine

British Navy fires nine sailors from N-submarine The substance they used was cocaine, the Daily Mail reported . The test was conducted at a time when the submarine, which carries the Trident nuclear deterrent, was docked in the United States to collect nuclear warheads. It is noted that since the submarine also fired two officers - a man and a woman accused of intimate relations. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon gave First Sea Lord Admi... [Full Article...]

Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani confirms stepping down next week

Critics say the Sept 25 independence referendum, orchestrated and championed by the 71-year-old Barzani, has left a bleak outlook for Iraq's Kurds . French President Emmanuel Macron has urged dialogue between Baghdad and the Kurds, telling Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a phone call Saturday that "everything possible should be done to avoid fighting between Iraqis", the presidency in Paris... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia gives citizenship to a robot, claims global first

The country made the announcement last week at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh. "We just learnt... Sophia , I hope you are listening to me, you have been awarded the first Saudi citizenship for a robot", panel moderator and business writer Andrew Ross Sorkin said, according to The Independent . [Full Article...]

Caldwell man who escaped Charleston jail captured trying to cross into Mexico

Caldwell man who escaped Charleston jail captured trying to cross into Mexico He is from Caldwell, Ohio. In late February, Boyes allegedly exited a disabled vehicle on OH 149 near Warnock armed with an AR-15 rifle, stopped a passing motorist and fled in the victim's vehicle. The day after the inmate went missing , jail officials had not taken action on the matter, Davis' client informed him. Boyes is 5'6, 220 lbs., bald and clean shaven, and was last seen wearing a... [Full Article...]

Iran Has Fulfilled All Obligations under JCPOA: UN Nuclear Chief

Producing missiles does not violate any worldwide law and Iran will press ahead with its missile program more strongly, he added. "We will produce any weapons of any kind that we need and stockpile it and use it at anytime to defend ourselves", he added. [Full Article...]

Wounded Hamas chief released from hospital less than a day after explosion

Wounded Hamas chief released from hospital less than a day after explosion Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum condemned the incident, describing it as "an act of cowardice that would only be perpetrated by the enemies of the Palestinian people and the homeland". When Mazen Fukaha, a senior Hamas militant, was mysteriously assassinated in March, Hamas blamed Israel. Israel has expressed a number of reservations about the reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm bringing strong winds, heavy rains to NYC

Tropical storm bringing strong winds, heavy rains to NYC We issued a First Alert Sunday into Monday ahead of the significant storm. The showers will be more widespread in nature with some very short breaks in the showers. The winds will be strong enough to knock down trees, cause minor property damage and power outages. Travel conditions will deteriorate from south to north on Sunday and Sunday night . [Full Article...]

JK police personnel joins LeT terrorist outfit while on 'leave'

JK police personnel joins LeT terrorist outfit while on 'leave' The police, however, said it was investigating the matter to know the facts. Two months later, Zahoor Ahmad Thokar - who was with the 173 Territorial Army Engineering regiment at Baramulla - deserted his unit along with his service AK-47 and three magazines and joined militant ranks. [Full Article...]

Australian court rules deputy PM ineligible for parliament

Australian court rules deputy PM ineligible for parliament Turnbull delayed a long-planned trip to Israel until Monday and held an emergency cabinet meeting to shore up support after Australia's High Court on Friday ruled that his deputy, Barnaby Joyce, and four other lawmakers should be expelled from parliament because they held dual nationality. [Full Article...]

Rocky Jaiswal defends girlfriend Hina Khan in 'Bigg Boss 11'

Rocky Jaiswal defends girlfriend Hina Khan in 'Bigg Boss 11' And it worked like a charm. # The housemates settle on Dhinchak Pooja to sit on the bull! He asked the housemates why Mehjabi and Luv weren't chosen. (P.S: Pooja sang Dilo ka shooter for the Golmaal Again team). They thanked the viewers of the show for making their film a success. Later, Salman reveals that Akash is in hit position while Shilpa is superhit position. [Full Article...]

Most NY Republicans vote against House budget plan

Most NY Republicans vote against House budget plan GOP leaders scrambled in recent days to overcame opposition from House conservatives unhappy about deficits and debt, and lawmakers from high-tax states such as NY and New Jersey, who are upset about plans to curb the state and local tax deduction. [Full Article...]

USA service member dies in helicopter crash, Logar province - RS

According to the statement , the crash did not occur because of enemy action. A U.S. service member died after a chopper crashed in Afghan eastern Logar province on Friday, said a statement of NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission released here Saturday. [Full Article...]

French Defence Minister calls on the Prime Minister Modi

French Defence Minister calls on the Prime Minister Modi She also met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi and discussed ways and means to boost defence ties between the two nations. Ms Parly briefed the prime minister about developments in bilateral defence cooperation, a PMO statement said. [Full Article...]

PM bats for intra-party democracy, praises media for backing Swachh Bharat

PM bats for intra-party democracy, praises media for backing Swachh Bharat Narendra Modi today called for a debate on internal democracy in political parties but appeared to complain that the BJP, unlike in the past, was not speaking in one voice. To a question, he said as per protocol, the Railways has people to the programme. After his speech, Modi spent time meeting the journalists, posing as some took selfies with him. [Full Article...]

Revanth Reddy exits from TDP!

Revanth Reddy exits from TDP! Surprising all, Revanth met Naidu held one to one meeting. Fast developments in Telangana TDP with Revanth Reddy exit has caused a ruckus in T BJP as well. Revanth who is known as TDP Fire-Brand, met e TDP's national president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada today and submitted his resignation. [Full Article...]

Mogadishu hit with hotel attack two weeks after deadly truck bombing

Mogadishu hit with hotel attack two weeks after deadly truck bombing Police said earlier a suicide vehicle bomb had been rammed into a hotel and a former government building had been attacked. Captain Mohamed Hussein said gunfire could still be heard inside the Nasahablod hotel, which is close to the presidential palace and is frequented by politicians and other members of Mogadishu's elite. [Full Article...]

Eminem to donate court damages to hurricane relief

Eminem to donate court damages to hurricane relief EMINEM has won a legal battle with a right wing party after it used a song similar to his hit single Lose Yourself in an election advert. A rep for Eminem noted that the rapper himself was not behind the suit. "We believe there is a very strong verdict and warning for people around the world of soundalics or use", said Adam Simpson, a Sydney lawyer representing eight style editors Mile Emi... [Full Article...]

Spain dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

Spain dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections Spain's IBEX was the worst-performing major index on the day, losing 1.5 percent after the Catalan parliament declared its independence from Spain on Friday following a secret ballot. Echoing widely-held fears, Federico Santi, Europe analyst at political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, warned the crisis could become violent, with "more serious clashes between national police and pro-independence ... [Full Article...]


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