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Giant Italian bridge collapse wreaks havoc in city of Genoa

Giant Italian bridge collapse wreaks havoc in city of Genoa As the death toll climbed, reaching 35 by the evening, according to the Italian news agency ANSA , officials here were preparing to investigate how a bridge that had stood for five decades suddenly gave out, turning a major transportation artery into an earthquake-like scene of destruction. [Full Article...]

Transgender progressive Christine Hallquist wins Vermont governor primary

Transgender progressive Christine Hallquist wins Vermont governor primary Hallquist greets supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vermont. They include Alexandra Chandler, Massachusetts' first openly transgender candidate for Congress, and Kim Coco Iwamoto, who would be Hawaii's first transgender lieutenant governor if elected. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas Plan Third Summit of Kim, Moon in September

Two Koreas Plan Third Summit of Kim, Moon in September South Korea has banned the port entry of four ships confirmed to have imported North Korean coal into the country. Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun also met Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang in 2007. Monday's high-level talks were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at Washington for pushing ahead with sanctions. Among discussions focused on pushing the USA to honour its goodwill c... [Full Article...]

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand Several bodies of dead Taliban fighters remained on the street after government forced pushed the insurgents from Ghazni , the police chief said. "In Ghazni , only the police headquarters, governor's office and a few departments are under Afghan forces' control - the rest are under the Taliban fighters' control", he added. [Full Article...]

Caspian states sign landmark legal status convention

Caspian states sign landmark legal status convention But the issue of how the seabed, which contains rich oil fields , will be delineated between the countries remains subject to further negotiations. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the convention "a major document" Sunday but noted that it does not bring an end to all disagreements over the sea. [Full Article...]

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal In a letter to the Consortium of Moroccan Banks (GPBM), Morocco's minister of foreign affairs, Nasser Bourita, instructed the kingdom's banks to "take all necessary measures" to avoid the political repercussions that may result from trading with Iran, L'Economiste reported on August 9. [Full Article...]

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking The two cities are now separated by 0.7 of a percentage point in the rankings, with Vienna scoring a near-ideal 99.1 out of 100 and Melbourne scoring 98.4. Meanwhile the French capital Paris and the UK's Manchester, whose rankings have fallen in previous years due to terrorist attacks , recorded the biggest improvements of the past 12 months in overall scores and stability ratings. [Full Article...]

One-Year Anniversary of White Nationalist Rallies in Charlottesville

One-Year Anniversary of White Nationalist Rallies in Charlottesville A Politico-Morning Consult poll found that "55 percent of voters say race relations have worsened under Trump, compared with 16 percent who say they have gotten better". He ended his tweet by wishing "Peace to ALL Americans!" According to a CBS News poll taken in the days after the Charlottesville clashes, a wide share of Democrats - about 7 in 10 - said Trump's policies encouraged racial di... [Full Article...]

'Dozens Of Deaths' As Motorway Bridge Collapses In Italian City Of Genoa

'Dozens Of Deaths' As Motorway Bridge Collapses In Italian City Of Genoa The vehicles plunged 79m (260ft) from the bridge into an industrial area below. He said they were still trying to figure out the reason for the collapse. A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an vast tragedy". [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Bill Named for Sen. McCain, Doesn't Mention Him

Trump Signs Bill Named for Sen. McCain, Doesn't Mention Him He said with the new budget for 2019, the USA will make a critical investment in nuclear weapons. "The restriction comes as President Trump has repeatedly indicated his willingness to eventually pull American forces out of South Korea". [Full Article...]

Vehicle crashes into barrier outside United Kingdom parliament, man arrested, pedestrians injured

Vehicle crashes into barrier outside United Kingdom parliament, man arrested, pedestrians injured Picture taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Ewelina U Ochab of the vehicle (right) which crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. Photographs on social media showed the alleged driver in handcuffs being escorted away by police. A witness, Ewalina Ochab, said: "I think it looked intentional - the vehicle drove at speed and towards the barriers". [Full Article...]

Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

According to Mr. Trump, he received a call from television producer Mark Burnett , who created the reality show, assuring him that no such tape exists. She pointed out instances such as White House staffers working without security clearances, Trump using an unsecured phone and his 2017 dinner with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea among diners at Mar-a-Lago. [Full Article...]

Mystery Blast in Northern Syria Kills at Least 36

Mystery Blast in Northern Syria Kills at Least 36 Three members of the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham were also killed, he said. White helmet rescue workers pulled survivors from the rubble following the blast. While some attacks have been claimed by Daesh, most are the result of infighting since a year ago between other groups. In recent days, regime forces have also ramped up their deadly bombardment of southern Idlib and sent reinforc... [Full Article...]

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says mismanagement hurts economy more than USA sanctions

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says mismanagement hurts economy more than USA sanctions This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. While the United States has been pressing its allies to completely refuse Iranian oil imports, the Islamic Republic has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, effectively blocking all the oil shipments from the Persian Gulf, should they accede to American demands. [Full Article...]

Trade Talks with Mexico Going Well; Canada Should Wait

Trade Talks with Mexico Going Well; Canada Should Wait The United States, Canada and Mexico have been renegotiating NAFTA for months after Trump threatened to withdraw from the agreement. Will tax cars if we cant make a deal!” he added. He has also made repeated threats to apply far more damaging tariffs on the deeply integrated automotive sector. On Friday, his critical tweet about Canada made a point of praising Mexico's president-elect Andr... [Full Article...]

Mismanagement hits Iran more than U.S. sanctions - Iran’s supreme leader

Khamenei accused the government on Monday of economic mismanagement and said it needed to improve its performance to help the country better weather newly reimposed US sanctions. There has been particular concern over the collapse of the rial, which has lost around half its value since April. State news agency IRNA reported on Monday that Iran is offering oil and gas at a discount to Asian custo... [Full Article...]

Killer whale finally lets dead calf go

Killer whale finally lets dead calf go The calf died soon after birth in July, and the orca mom had carried the body for almost three weeks while traveling hundreds of miles. For days the mother killer whale, also known as an orca, was seen repeatedly diving to retrieve the calf's carcass as it sank en route to San Juan Island. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires 'stop'-Trump agent Peter Strzok

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires 'stop'-Trump agent Peter Strzok The president also said his firing should mean that the probe into Hillary Clinton's email server - which Strzok oversaw - should be reopened. Strzok became emblematic of Trump's unfounded assertions that a so-called deep state of bureaucrats opposed to him was undermining his presidency. [Full Article...]

Turkey's economic woes hurt euro, emerging market currencies

Turkey's economic woes hurt euro, emerging market currencies The Lira has lost more that 45 percent of its value against dollar this year not only because of the latest diplomatic rift, bus also due to the Turkish economy showing signs of vulnerability after years of continued growth. Central bank moves to boost liquidity provided little relief. The lira fell by a fifth against the dollar last week alone, but "even before the current crisis dropping, the li... [Full Article...]

Saudi freeze in Canada likely of little impact

Saudi freeze in Canada likely of little impact The EU has been seeking clarifications from Saudi authorities on the circumstances around the arrests of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia since the first arrests in May, Kocinjancic told reporters. Tensions have been high since Monday, when Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on rights ... [Full Article...]


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