• US Tightens Controls on China Imports of Nuclear Components
US Tightens Controls on China Imports of Nuclear Components

President Donald Trump regularly cites the United States' massive trade deficit with China as a primary justification for his decision to implement tariffs. China's record high surplus with the U.S. could add to tensions in the trade relationship between the world's two largest economies. The Trump administration has also accused China of tryin...

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  • Man held in Bulgarian journalist murder probe
Man held in Bulgarian journalist murder probe

The 30 year old worked as a presenter on a current affairs talk programme called Detector . Worldwide, at least 48 journalists have been killed doing their work in 2018, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an organization that promotes press freedom.

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  • Eight dead as severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast
Eight dead as severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast

As it hit the coast, the sustained winds were 165 kilometres per hour, meaning the system would have been classed as a category 2 hurricane if it were rated on the 5-point Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. In a video conference with Union Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, Chief Secretary A P Padhi informed that the state has taken precautions to deal with...

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  • Bulgarian TV journalist who covered European Union corruption brutally murdered
Bulgarian TV journalist who covered European Union corruption brutally murdered

Chief Public Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said that officials were following all lines of inquiry into the killing of Viktoria Marinova . A spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry told CNN the 21-year-old suspect had been arrested close to the northern German city of Hamburg.

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  • Rand pulls back as relief rally linked to new finance chief wanes
Rand pulls back as relief rally linked to new finance chief wanes

Weekend reports indicated that Nene's future as finance minister was on shaky ground following his admission to the meetings, with some claiming Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy could be his replacement. Mboweni replaced Nhlanhla Nene‚ who resigned earlier following disclosures that he had had more extensive meetings with members of the Gupta fam...

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  • McConnell calls opposition to Kavanaugh a ‘great political gift’ to Republicans
McConnell calls opposition to Kavanaugh a ‘great political gift’ to Republicans

Kavanaugh's confirmation leaves the Senate traumatized with Republicans and Democrats as estranged as at any time in recent memory, reflecting the cavernous divides in the country itself during a presidency that has ignited rare political passions.

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  • Trump goes full conspiracy theorist, blames Kavanaugh protestors on George Soros
Trump goes full conspiracy theorist, blames Kavanaugh protestors on George Soros

Moments later, Flake, much to the delight of his Democrat colleagues, called for a week's delay in Kavanaugh's vote to allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against him. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, for quickly vacating his seat in January in response to a string of sexual misconduct allegations and amid tremendous pressure from Democra...

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  • Second suspect in poisoning of ex-Russian spy named
Second suspect in poisoning of ex-Russian spy named

The website alleges Miskin travelled under the alias Alexander Petrov. The Kremlin has rejected past charges about its involvement in the case as fabrications aimed at discrediting Russian Federation. The use of a banned nerve agent produced by the Soviet Union during the Cold War in a small English city has focused attention on the GRU, a Russia...

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  • Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Marries Screenwriter
Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Marries Screenwriter

Former first daughter Barbara Bush tied the knot on Sunday in Kennebunkport, Maine . George W. Bush paid homage to his late mother in his Instagram post, writing that his newlywed daughter "is named for a unique and strong woman". The couple revealed that they got married after a five-week engagement, and have been an official couple since N...

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  • At Least 11 Dead, More Than 100 Injured in Haiti Quake
At Least 11 Dead, More Than 100 Injured in Haiti Quake

The USGS registered the quake some 19 km off Ti Port-de-Paix at a depth of 11.7 km. Officials reported that people had been injured, but had not confirmed local media reports of deaths. There was an unusual buzz of activity, however, at the site in Gros-Morne where a community center had collapsed. The building's guard, who was sleeping at the ...

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  • MIT alumnus William Nordhaus wins Nobel Prize in economic sciences
MIT alumnus William Nordhaus wins Nobel Prize in economic sciences

In an award that turned the spotlight on the global debate over risks associated with climate change, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the laureates' work helped answer fundamental questions on how to promote long-term sustainable growth and enhance human welfare.

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  • Manhunt Begins for Palestinian Gunman Who Killed Two Israelis
Manhunt Begins for Palestinian Gunman Who Killed Two Israelis

He held a valid work permit and had been absent from work in the days leading up to the attack, the army said. A manager at another company in the industrial zone, Moshe Lev-Ran, suggested the attack might not have been politically motivated.

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  • Mike Pompeo’s visit to China kicks off with frosty exchange
Mike Pompeo’s visit to China kicks off with frosty exchange

North Korea claims to have destroyed the site. The statement said the two leaders "discussed the upcoming second summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim and refined options for the location and date of that next summit". Pompeo's brief visit wasn't expected to resolve critical issues over how to get North Korea to disarm or make much...

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  • Pence Attacks China, Calls On Google To Halt Dragonfly Project
Pence Attacks China, Calls On Google To Halt Dragonfly Project

The vice president's speech also touched on the sensitive topic of Taiwan, which Beijing considers an integral part of its territory despite the island being self-governed for nearly 70 years. In a lengthy report released Thursday evening, the administration asserted that China "represents a significant and growing risk to the supply of materials a...

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  • Court grants 10-days remand of Shahbaz Sharif to NAB
Court grants 10-days remand of Shahbaz Sharif to NAB

He is alleged to have misappropriated funds from the project. The PML-N has also chose to consult with other opposition parties on the contemporary issues. His brother, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison by the same agency after the Supreme Court removed him from power.

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  • Death Toll from Indonesia's Quakes, Tsunami Climbs to 1,571
Death Toll from Indonesia's Quakes, Tsunami Climbs to 1,571

The national disaster agency said the confirmed death toll from last Friday's magnitude 7.5 quake increased slightly to 1,571. A total of 1,424 people have been confirmed dead and over 2,500 injured after the monster natural disaster struck Friday sending destructive waves barrelling into Sulawesi island.

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  • US indicts seven Russian intel agents in hacking conspiracy
US indicts seven Russian intel agents in hacking conspiracy

Prosecutors say the Russians also targeted a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company - the Westinghouse Electric Company, which is near Pittsburgh - and an global organization that was investigating chemical weapons in Syria and the poisoning of a former GRU officer.

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  • Interpol demands China 'clarification' on missing police chief
Interpol demands China 'clarification' on missing police chief

His disappearance was made public on Friday, when French authorities said they were opening an investigation to find out what happened to Meng, a Chinese national who served a lengthy term as the vice minister for public security. So far neither the public security ministry nor the foreign ministry in China has commented. Interpol, which groups...

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  • Interpol chief missing after trip to China
Interpol chief missing after trip to China

The head of Interpol has been reported missing, a French judicial official has said. Other police sources also confirmed the investigation to the Reuters news agency. Rights groups had expressed concern at the time that Beijing might try to use Meng's position at the body to go after dissidents overseas. Meng Hongwei's wife claims she has not...

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  • Protests consume Senate building ahead of Kavanaugh vote
Protests consume Senate building ahead of Kavanaugh vote

All eyes remain on three Republican senators who have yet to announce how'll they vote: Sens. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Brett Kavanaugh's testimony before the Judiciary Committee was "so shocking" it makes him unfit to serve on the Supreme Court .

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  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake criticizes Trump's 'appalling' mockery of Christine Blasey Ford
GOP Sen. Jeff Flake criticizes Trump's 'appalling' mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

Democrats say Kavanaugh can not be confirmed with the still-unproven accusations hanging over his head. "This great life can not be ruined by mean and despicable Democrats and totally uncorroborated allegations!" Ford maintains that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in the summer of 1982, and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh's l...

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  • West unites to expose Russian spy attacks
West unites to expose Russian spy attacks

Well, we now know what she means. "The GRU's actions are reckless and indiscriminate: they try to undermine and interfere in elections" in a clear assault on Western democracy, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in releasing the report .

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  • Theresa May dancing to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' will make you wince
Theresa May dancing to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' will make you wince

We're sorry to break it to you, but we don't make the rules - ABBA's seminal 1976 hit, " Dancing Queen ", has been ruined thanks to Theresa May and her weird entrance at this year's Conservative Party conference. Another added: "Her advisers must really have it in for her". This time she flaunted her moves on stage as she arrived at the Conse...

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  • Donald Trump's mocking of Brett Kavanaugh's accuser 'appalling', Republican senators say
Donald Trump's mocking of Brett Kavanaugh's accuser 'appalling', Republican senators say

The court's nine justices are appointed for life and have the final say on some of the most contentious issues in U.S. public life, from abortion to gun control and voting laws. "And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the most thorough, most exhaustive Senate reviews of any Supreme Court nominee in our nation's history"...

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  • GBP/USD recovers as Boris Johnson supports May
GBP/USD recovers as Boris Johnson supports May

He also criticised Jacob Rees-Mogg for pledging financial security in Britain after Brexit at the same time as opening an investment fund in Ireland to transfer his money over. "We will give credence to those who cry betrayal, and I am afraid we will make it more likely that the ultimate beneficiary of the Chequers deal will be the far-right in...

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  • Senate Republicans Are Setting Up The Final Vote On Brett Kavanaugh Nomination
Senate Republicans Are Setting Up The Final Vote On Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

Capitol. Speaking at a press briefing at the White House, Sanders argued that Trump was not making fun of the California psychology professor, who alleged that as a teenager Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh held her down, put his hand over her mouth and tried to remove her clothing.

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  • If The FBI Finds Nothing, Most Americans Want Kavanaugh Confirmed
If The FBI Finds Nothing, Most Americans Want Kavanaugh Confirmed

Senator Susan Collins of ME, another closely-watched Republican vote, also rebuked Trump for going after Ford , telling reporters on Capitol Hill: "The president's comments were just plain wrong". "Whatever that means, according to the senators and the Republicans and the Republican majority, I want them to do that", he said. They plan a Senate ...

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  • Flake says Trump's mocking of Ford 'appalling'
Flake says Trump's mocking of Ford 'appalling'

Kavanaugh denied the accusation, as well as allegations by two other women of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. Lawyers for two of the accusers meanwhile said on Tuesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not interviewing witnesses or following leads that would support their allegations.

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  • Macedonia's name change vote sees low turnout
Macedonia's name change vote sees low turnout

This issue is bigger than anything else, bigger than party interests. In a press conference after polling closed, Zaev didn't mention the turnout, but said he would seek Parliament's support to amend the constitution and get the bilateral deal ratified.

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  • Melania Trump looks happier hanging out with African children than Donald Trump
Melania Trump looks happier hanging out with African children than Donald Trump

She toured wings of the hospital and distributed gifts of teddy bears wrapped in baby blankets. She would also be making a donation to the facility. "I don't think I have ever heard her name, Melania". The first ladies are meeting privately at Ghana's presidential palace, Jubilee House. Mrs. Trump landed in the capital, Accra, on Tuesday morn...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

GOP leadership is reportedly hopeful that the FBI will finish its investigation by Wednesday - it has been given a Friday deadline - to set up the process for the Senate to begin its floor votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation this week. "It does us no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover". Walsh has said his client doesn...

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  • U.S. issues warns Iran over attack threats
U.S. issues warns Iran over attack threats

The U.S. post in the southern Iraqi city, one of three U.S. diplomatic missions in the country, will be shuttered following mounting, credible threats from Iranian and Iranian-backed forces in Iraq , a senior administration official said. Al-Ali has been pictured during a meeting she held with the U.S. Consul General in the province of Basra Timmy...

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  • Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe
Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe

Leaving the hearing on Friday, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of "the outstanding allegations, the three of them", but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well.

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  • Lindsey Graham tears into Democrats over 'sham' Kavanaugh hearing
Lindsey Graham tears into Democrats over 'sham' Kavanaugh hearing

Kirsten Gillibrand of NY called the hearing fundamentally "unfair" to Christine Blasey Ford , a California professor who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were in high school. "If you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy". "Maybe she didn't, but that was the worst body ...

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  • U.S. and Canada agree free trade deal
U.S. and Canada agree free trade deal

US lawmakers and business have urged the administration to keep Canada in the deal but the trilateral nature had been in jeopardy after Trump on August 27 announced he reached a deal with Mexico that Canada could join if it's willing to make concessions.

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