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Irish and British PMs establish common Brexit ground but say big gaps remain
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  • 2019-09-09 11:39:34Z

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar established some common ground on Brexit on Monday when they met for the first time, but significant gaps remain, after the British and Irish governments said. In a joint statement, the two governments said there were committed

Britain at risk of losing leading edge in maritime services
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  • 2019-09-08 23:01:00Z

Britain's position as a top hub for maritime services is being eroded by competition, a loss of shipping finance business and the removal of tycoon-friendly tax breaks, a report said, deepening uncertainty for its financial sector as Brexit nears. The UK has been a pivotal global shipping centre for centuries, especially the City of London, and has dominated marine insurance, ship broking, shipping finance and other maritime services. "We estimate that if the UK had maintained its market share over the last two years, this would have resulted in an additional $700 million p.a.

Ruling party set to lose seats in Moscow election despite crackdown
Ruling party set to lose seats in Moscow election despite crackdown
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  • 2019-09-08 21:19:45Z

Candidates backed by the opposition's tactical voting campaign were set to beat out the ruling party for several Moscow city council seats after independent politicians were barred from running despite weeks of massive protests. Magomet Yandiyev of the party A Just Russia was defeating Valeriya Kasamara, the candidate backed by the ruling United Russia party, in a closely watched downtown district with more than half of the ballots counted on Sunday night, according to data from the public electoral observation headquarters. In addition, the head of the Moscow branch of United Russia and the incumbent head of the city council were reportedly losing to communist challengers Sergei...

British Airways tells passengers not turn up at airports, as airline
British Airways tells passengers not turn up at airports, as airline's biggest ever strike begins

British Airways has told its passengers not to turn up at airports as the biggest strike action in the airline's 100 year history begins today. More than 1,500 flights have been cancelled as the company was accused of bullying its own staff by union bosses, who warned they could continue the action until the end of the year. Some 280,000 people will be affected by the strike which is set to continue tomorrow, costing BA £80m in lost revenue. BA and The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) are clashing after the union rejected a proposed 11.5 per cent pay rise for its pilots, taking their pay package to around £200,000 a year. BALPA says that BA "has resorted to breaking agreements...

U.S. hopes for North Korea talks in days, weeks -Pompeo
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  • 2019-09-08 17:44:56Z

The United States hopes to get back to denuclearization talks with North Korea in the coming days or weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Negotiations aimed at dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs have stalled since the collapse of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi in February. Trump and Kim met again in June at the border between North Korea and South Korea and agreed to reopen working-level talks, but that has not happened.

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw
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  • 2019-09-08 16:35:48Z

A U.S.-based Jewish foundation has held an event in Warsaw to honor Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger decades ago to save others. The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous pays monthly stipends to the rescuers in Eastern Europe, who are now in their 80s and 90s and living on small pensions. The event Sunday, a luncheon, is an additional gesture of gratitude, something the foundation has done for years in Warsaw - the only place in Eastern Europe where there is a large enough number of rescuers to bring together.

Manager: Trump family building
Manager: Trump family building 'dynasty' for decades to come

President Donald Trump's campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become "a dynasty that will last for decades," transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values. Speaking to a convention of Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, California, Brad Parscale also said the campaign's goal is to build a national army of 2 million trained volunteers, far beyond the president's 2016 organization, that in California could help the GOP retake a string of U.S. House seats captured by Democrats last year. "The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party," he said.

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To set up 'safe zone,' US wades into muddled Syria politics
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  • 2019-09-07 16:01:31Z

U.S. flags fluttered on the back of coalition armored vehicles as they whizzed past tiny hamlets in northeastern Syria. Once part of the sprawling territories controlled by the Islamic State group, the areas are now under threat of an attack from Turkey, which considers these villages' liberators, the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish-led forces, to be terrorists. To forestall violence between its two allies along the border it has helped clear of IS militants, Washington has upped its involvement in this part of Syria.

Boris Johnson Trapped, Merkel Warily Eyes China: Weekend Reads
Boris Johnson Trapped, Merkel Warily Eyes China: Weekend Reads
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  • 2019-09-07 12:00:52Z

(Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a miserable week with a string of losses in Parliament over his Brexit strategy, compounded by the resignation of his own brother from the government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is toughening her stance on China, while a Ugandan pop-star-turned-politician is on a mission to topple one of Africa's longest-serving presidents.Dig into these and other aspects of the latest political developments in this edition of Weekend Reads.Britain's Steve Bannon Is Tearing Johnson's...

Massachusetts mayor arrested for extorting marijuana vendors for 6-figure bribes
Massachusetts mayor arrested for extorting marijuana vendors for 6-figure bribes

Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, 27, is accused of getting marijuana vendors approved in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

US opens probe of 4 automakers over California emissions pact
US opens probe of 4 automakers over California emissions pact

The US Department of Justice has opened an antitrust probe of California's agreement with four automakers on fuel efficiency standards that circumvented the Trump administration's plans, automakers said Friday. The agreement announced in July increases the fuel economy standards on autos sold in California.

Turkish-US ground patrols of Syria safe zone to start Sunday
Turkish-US ground patrols of Syria safe zone to start Sunday
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  • 2019-09-06 15:16:24Z

Turkey's defense minister says Turkish and U.S. troops will begin joint ground patrols of a planned so-called safe zone in northern Syria on Sunday. Hulusi Akar made the comments to reporters on Friday. Turkey has been pressing for the creation of a safe zone that would keep U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters, considered terrorists by Turkey, away from its border.

Texas man first person charged nationwide since bump stock ban
Texas man first person charged nationwide since bump stock ban

A 43-year old Texas man has been indicted for possessing a machine gun after police say they found a rifle with a bump stock in his home.

'Spare Our Passengers': Hong Kong Airport's Plea to Protesters

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong's airport used a newspaper advertisement to appeal to protesters, asking them not to target the transport hub ahead of another weekend of anti-China demonstrations in the city."Spare our passengers further disruption," read a half-page ad from the Airport Authority Hong Kong in the South China Morning Post, the territory's main English-speaking newspaper, on Friday.In the ad, the authority urged demonstrators "not to disrupt the journey of tens of thousands of travelers who use our airport every day."The train connecting the city center and the airport will not stop at three other stations on the line Saturday because protests are expected to take place, according...

A woman in the Bahamas says a family dog saved her sister-in-law after she was trapped under a collapsed roof for 17 hours during Hurricane Dorian
A woman in the Bahamas says a family dog saved her sister-in-law after she was trapped under a collapsed roof for 17 hours during Hurricane Dorian

Sandra Cooke, a resident of Nassau, Bahamas, says her family on the Abaco Islands were rescued and transported to safety with the help of their dog.

Diplomats: US blocks UN statement on Israel-Hezbollah fire
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  • 2019-09-06 00:27:06Z

The United States has blocked the U.N. Security Council from issuing a statement following the recent exchange of cross-border fire between the militant group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and Israeli forces in Israel, diplomats said Thursday. The initial draft of the French-proposed council statement, obtained by The Associated Press, would have condemned "all violations of the Blue Line," which is the U.N.-drawn dividing line between the two countries.

Hurricane Dorian: Norwegian cruise passenger's wedding weekend 'completely destroyed'

Tina Wolf was all set to go on the Sept. 1 Norwegian Breakaway cruise for her daughter's wedding - until Hurricane Dorian got in the way.

Unregulated vaping spawns new teenage nicotine addicts. And now adult vapers are dying.
Unregulated vaping spawns new teenage nicotine addicts. And now adult vapers are dying.

Lung illnesses have emerged among at least 215 people who used e-cigarettes. THC could be a common factor. Where's the oversight?: Our view

Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses
Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses
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  • 2019-09-05 16:56:41Z

Israel's prime minister says now is the time to ratchet up pressure on Iran and not the time for talks, as the Islamic Republic appears poised to move further away from its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers. Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran's continued violations of the deal, as well as "aggressive actions" on international shipping and attempts to stage "murderous attacks" on Israel are the impetus for more sanctions.

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Beto O'Rourke to Meghan McCain: You're 'Almost Giving' People 'Permission to Be Violent'

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastBeto O'Rourke has a message to those warning that his mandatory gun buyback proposal might spark civil unrest: you're part of the problem. The former Texas congressman, whose presidential campaign has been re-animated by his often visceral responses to two mass shootings in Texas, said he was disheartened by commentary from, among others, Meghan McCain, warning that forcing Americans to sell their assault rifles would prompt violence."I just I think that kind of language and rhetoric is not helpful," the former congressman told The Daily Beast prior to joining a Wednesday marathon climate town hall on CNN. "It becomes...

On Iran, Trump and Netanyahu Finally Disagree
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  • 2019-09-05 13:00:49Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel are usually on the same page, especially on Iran. But over the last few days, their scripts have diverged.Trump, at the G-7 summit on Aug. 26, emphasized that "Iran is not the same country that it was two and half years ago when I came into office." It is no longer the No. 1 nation in terms of supporting terrorism, he said, "Because they can't spend like they used to spend." The implication is that the U.S. "maximum pressure" campaign of sanctions has so severely damaged Iran's economy that its behavior is changing for the better.Contrast that with a statement by Netanyahu on the same day. "Iran...

Santa Cruz Island Dive Boat Fire: Santa Cruz students, teacher from Fremont among victims on Conception
Santa Cruz Island Dive Boat Fire: Santa Cruz students, teacher from Fremont among victims on Conception

We are starting to learn more about some of the victims from Northern California from the dive boat fire in Southern California near Santa Cruz Island.

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
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  • 2019-09-05 05:19:23Z

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on what's moving European markets in your inbox every morning? Sign up here.Good morning. Boris Johnson is running out of options, there's optimism on both the U.S.-China trade war and the situation in Hong Kong, and Mario Draghi faces pushback on his stimulus plans. Here's what's moving markets.Johnson TrappedIn dramatic voting on Wednesday, members of U.K. Parliament moved to stop Johnson forcing the country out of the European Union without a deal next month, effectively wrecking his plan to deliver Brexit by Oct. 31. When he responded with a desperate appeal for a snap general election, Parliament snubbed that, too. If Johnson can't now find a way to...

Stunning satellite images show Hurricane Dorian's floodwaters engulfing The Bahamas

A satellite image taken Monday shows the floodwaters that engulfed Grand Bahama Island after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas.

North Korea tells United Nations to cut international aid staff - letter
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  • 2019-09-04 23:59:51Z

North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys in the country because the world body's programs have failed "due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile forces," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The United Nations estimates 10.3 million people - almost half the country's population - are in need and some 41 percent of North Koreans are undernourished, while Pyongyang said in February it was facing a food shortfall this year and had to halve rations, blaming drought, floods and sanctions. "U.N. supported programs failed to bring the results as desired due to the politicization of U.N. assistance by hostile...

Help needed in identifying suspects who allegedly robbed 2 gas stations and killed a clerk
Help needed in identifying suspects who allegedly robbed 2 gas stations and killed a clerk

HAVE YOU SEEN THEM? Police searching for two men who are accused of killing a store clerk and robbing two gas stations.

An Oval Office mystery: Who doctored the hurricane map?
An Oval Office mystery: Who doctored the hurricane map?

The perpetrator may have committed a crime with the suspicious Sharpie marking. "I don't know," the president said repeatedly when confronted.

UK Labour's Corbyn will not allow an election before Oct 31 Brexit date -BBC
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  • 2019-09-04 21:48:28Z

UK opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold an election before Oct. 31 even if he backs a new poll when a bill to stop a no-deal Brexit on that date becomes law, the BBC said on Wednesday citing a lawmaker. "A senior Labour MP has just said Jeremy

Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anything
Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anything

Deanna Adams told her sister and maid of honor she could wear "anything" to the wedding.

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US won't waive sanctions to allow French-proposed Iran credit line
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  • 2019-09-04 16:01:07Z

A senior US official on Wednesday ruled out issuing waivers to Iran sanctions to permit a French-proposed credit line, which Tehran says could bring it back to full compliance with the nuclear deal. "We can't make it any more clear that we are committed to this campaign of maximum pressure and we are not looking to grant any exceptions or waivers," Brian Hook, the State Department coordinator on Iran, told reporters. French President Emmanuel Macron has been seeking to ease soaring tensions by bringing some economic relief to Iran and last month appeared to draw President Donald Trump's interest when Macron said he hoped to arrange a summit between the US leader and his counterpart...

After U.S. visit, France says still a lot to be done on Iran credit plan
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  • 2019-09-04 15:10:06Z

France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that there were still many things to resolve regarding a proposed credit line for Iran after its finance minister travelled to Washington Tuesday. "Current efforts respond to a need to de-escalate tensions, shared by all actors," Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said when asked how the United States had responded to the French idea. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday, but neither side commented on the Iranian aspect of the meeting.

Lawyers ask for release of British editor convicted in Dubai
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  • 2019-09-04 15:05:56Z

A British former newspaper editor in Dubai who was convicted of killing his wife with a hammer may see his 15-year sentence significantly reduced and possibly even be freed from prison altogether in a case that has stirred much controversy in this city-state emirate. A hearing in the case of Francis Matthew, sentenced for bludgeoning his wife Jane to death at their home in 2017, was adjourned on Wednesday after he did not appear in court. Matthew's lawyer, Ali al-Shamsi, declined to comment.

Most Accurate 2016 Poll Shows Biden, Warren, Sanders Beating Trump
Most Accurate 2016 Poll Shows Biden, Warren, Sanders Beating Trump

The poll that most closely predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election shows Joe Biden and several other Democratic candidates beating President Trump in a 2020 general-election matchup.Biden would beat Trump by twelve points in a general election, garnering 54 percent support to Trump's 42 percent, according to the September IBD/TIPP poll. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Kamala Harris of California also lead Trump by three to four points, close to within the margin of error.Among voters who lean Democratic, Warren currently has 24 percent support, up from 17 percent last month, according to the poll. Biden meanwhile slipped two...

UPDATE 3-Yemen's govt starts indirect talks with southern separatists in S.Arabia -officials
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  • 2019-09-04 13:58:07Z

Yemeni government officials have begun indirect talks with United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah to end fighting in Aden and other southern provinces, a Yemeni official said on Wednesday. The fight for Yemen's south has opened a new front in a multi-tiered war and threatens to further fragment Yemen, complicating efforts to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands and pushed the nation to the brink of famine. Yemeni government and separatist forces are both part of a Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen in March 2015 against the Iran-aligned Houthi group after it ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from power in the...

UPDATE 1-Brexit-worn Britain looks on track for recession -PMI
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  • 2019-09-04 10:26:41Z

Britain's economy is in serious danger of entering its first recession since the financial crisis as business confidence wilts in the Brexit chaos, a closely watched business survey showed on Wednesday. Growth in Britain's dominant services sector slowed to a crawl in August and business expectations were at their lowest in more than three years, according to the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The survey added to questions over Britain's ability to bounce back from an economic contraction in the second quarter when a hangover from the stockpiling boom before the original Brexit deadline in March hit output.

New Iran cut in nuclear commitments
New Iran cut in nuclear commitments 'today or tomorrow': Rouhani
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  • 2019-09-04 10:03:06Z

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will announce a new step in scaling back its nuclear commitments by Thursday despite a diplomatic push for relief from US sanctions. "I don't think that... we will reach a deal, so we'll take the third step and we will announce the details today or tomorrow," Rouhani was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the presidency website. Iran and three European countries -- Britain, France and Germany -- have been engaged in talks to save a landmark 2011 agreement that has been unravelling since the US withdrew from it in May last year.

Police: Woman stole diamond ring, swapped it for one worth $28K at New Jersey Costco
Police: Woman stole diamond ring, swapped it for one worth $28K at New Jersey Costco

Police in New Jersey have arrested a woman they say stole a diamond ring worth $2,000 and then swapped it out at Costco for one worth $28,000.

ACLU criticizes bill criminalizing domestic terrorism
ACLU criticizes bill criminalizing domestic terrorism

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday urged ranking members of the House Judiciary Committee to oppose a bill that targets white supremacist groups by criminalizing domestic terrorism. The ACLU said the bill would unnecessarily expand authorities used by the Trump administration to target and discriminate against the very communities Congress hopes to protect. "People of color and other marginalized communities have long been targeted under domestic terrorism authorities for unfair and discriminatory surveillance, investigations, and prosecutions," the civil rights group said in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, and Rep. Doug...

New Zealand gun buyback exposes emotions, possibly hustlers
New Zealand gun buyback exposes emotions, possibly hustlers

Some New Zealand gun owners are upset they're being compelled to hand over their assault weapons for money. Others believe a government-imposed ban on certain semi-automatics following a March shooting massacre is the best way to combat gun violence. New Zealand is six weeks into an ambitious program to buy tens of thousands of guns from owners across the country.

Hurricane Dorian: officials worldwide seek aid amid
Hurricane Dorian: officials worldwide seek aid amid 'historic tragedy' in Bahamas
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  • 2019-09-03 23:43:09Z

Thousands left without shelter and likely to face food and water shortages, say UN, US and local authoritiesA family is escorted to a safe zone after they were rescued as Hurricane Dorian continues to cause rain in Freeport, Bahamas, on Tuesday. Photograph: Ramón Espinosa/APUS officials and counterparts around the world sent out an urgent call for help for the Bahamas after the northernmost islands in the archipelago were pulverized by Hurricane Dorian.Thousands of residents of Grand Bahama and Abaco islands are without shelter, stranded by flooding and are likely to suffer shortages of food, water and medicine that will worsen without quick action by the international community,...

Conservatives who voted against UK government will be expelled from party - spokesman
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  • 2019-09-03 21:46:48Z

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief whip, or parliamentary enforcer, is speaking to Conservative lawmakers who voted in favour of a move to try to stop a no-deal Brexit and they will be expelled from the party, a spokesman said. "The chief whip is speaking to those Tory (Conservative

Ireland to up Brexit preparations as no deal risk rises
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  • 2019-09-03 20:19:39Z

Ireland will begin a new phase of no-deal Brexit preparations on Wednesday with a call to action encouraging businesses to increase their level of preparedness, the government said after its weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. "The government was this evening briefed on the latest position on Brexit

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Boris Johnson's Tories Lose Majority in Parliament as Fight to Delay Brexit Erupts

Britain's ruling Tory party lost its parliamentary majority Tuesday as the melee continues over legislation to delay the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.Conservative Phillip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats amid Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech against legislation that would delay Brexit three months past the October 31 deadline. Lee, who had been a Tory for nearly three decades, said the party has become "infected with the twin diseases of populism and English nationalism."Lee's defection changes Johnson's political calculus amid the chaotic Brexit fight, but will not automatically trigger a new election. The Liberal Democrats and some members of Johnson's own...

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Nigeria's Buhari to Despatch Envoy to South Africa Over Violence

(Bloomberg) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari instructed Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to summon the South African High Commissioner to seek assurances of the safety of Nigerians and will despatch a special envoy to Pretoria.The Nigerian leader "has noted with deep concern" reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since Aug. 29, the president's special adviser, Femi Adesina, said in an emailed statement Tuesday.He has also despatched a special envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns about the situation, according to the statement. The envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria at the latest on Sept. 5.South Africa has been hit by...

Bulgaria Breaks Russia-Friendly Stance in Spat Over War Exhibit

(Bloomberg) -- Bulgaria criticized Russia for its interpretation of World War II events, breaking tradition, and warned its long-time ally against meddling in its internal affairs with what it called "dubious" historical claims.The government in Sofia took exception to the Russian embassy's plans to mark the end of the war as "the 75th anniversary of the liberation of eastern Europe from Nazism." The tone of the objection is unusual for a country that was once considered one of the closest allies of the Soviet Union and continues to have cordial relations with Russia.The postwar presence of the Red Army in the region brought on "half a century of repression, the muffling of civil spirit,...

Ukraine Strips Lawmakers of Immunity to Quicken Anti-Graft Drive

(Bloomberg) -- Ukraine revoked the immunity from prosecution long enjoyed by lawmakers, part of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's efforts to stamp out corruption.Parliament voted Tuesday for a constitutional amendment placing its members on the same legal footing as other citizens, starting Jan. 1.The bill was originally submitted in 2015 by ex-President Petro Poroshenko, but was sidelined until Zelenskiy's ruling party revived it in an initial reading last week.An explanatory note accompanying the bill on parliament's website decried immunity as "unjustified" since it provides lawmakers with "guarantees of impunity."As the new administration pushes to curb graft and improve the business...

Rights experts flag violations of rape, sex abuse in Yemen
Rights experts flag violations of rape, sex abuse in Yemen
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  • 2019-09-03 12:34:55Z

Experts backed by the U.N.'s top human rights body on Tuesday flagged allegations of rape, sexual assault and gender-based violence committed by all sides in Yemen's civil war, now in its fifth year. The offenses also include those by militias backed by the United Arab Emirates. The allegations

Almost 3,000 flights have been cancelled and 5 airports are closing as Hurricane Dorian slowly inches towards the US coast
Almost 3,000 flights have been cancelled and 5 airports are closing as Hurricane Dorian slowly inches towards the US coast

Airlines including American and United have issued travel waivers for those whose flights are affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Iran says it is able to resume production of 20% enriched uranium in 2 days
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  • 2019-09-03 11:07:19Z

Iran is capable of resuming production of 20% enriched uranium within two days, the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Tuesday. "If Iran decides, it can have 20% enriched fuel within one to two days," Fars news agency quoted Kamalvandi as

Dramatic images from the eye of Hurricane Dorian
Dramatic images from the eye of Hurricane Dorian

The slow-moving storm remained parked over Grand Bahama Island for a second day early Tuesday (September 2), packing winds of 130 mph (125 km/h), higher gusts and storm surges of 10 to 15 feet, higher than many rooftops. It pounded the Bahamas, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered to evacuate.

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