• Further tariff of 80% imposed on import of C-Series
Further tariff of 80% imposed on import of C-Series

The Canadian firm, which employs 4,000 people in Belfast, has been slapped with a second preliminary levy of 80% on the exports of its planes to the U.S., the Trump administration announced on Friday. The controversy also could hang over his trip to Washington next week, where he is scheduled to discuss trade with President Donald Trump just as neg...

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  • U.S. lifts some of toughest economic sanctions on Sudan
U.S. lifts some of toughest economic sanctions on Sudan

But the decision effectively ends a 20-year USA economic embargo against Sudan. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses the crowd during a campaign rally in East Darfur, April 5, 2016. Regarding the latter, Sudan has assured Washington it would no longer engage in arms deals with North Korea . Washington had imposed the sancti...

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  • VX acid found on Kim Jong Nam murder suspects' clothes: chemist
VX acid found on Kim Jong Nam murder suspects' clothes: chemist

Chemical pathologist Nur Ashikin Othman testified Tuesday at the trial of the two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face. Dr Raja Subramaniam says VX nerve agent may be brought into Malaysia in a water bottle as airports here do not have any device that can detect it.

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  • Syrian army enters IS stronghold as Russian strikes kill 14 civilians
Syrian army enters IS stronghold as Russian strikes kill 14 civilians

Meanwhile, Russia's defense ministry said its forces had killed about 120 Daesh militants and more than "60 foreign mercenaries" in a series of attacks in Syria's east over the past 24 hours. It is located in the province of Deir Ezzor and is viewed as the group's new capital as it loses its grip on the eastern city of Raqqa in the face of an offen...

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  • Gunman in Las Vegas massacre had device to make guns fire rapidly
Gunman in Las Vegas massacre had device to make guns fire rapidly

Several leading Congressional Republicans have indicated this week that they are open to considering additional regulations on bump stocks , or even banning them altogether. The number of firearms available to American civilians is estimated at around 310 million, according to a 2009 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report.

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  • ISIS-inspired plot targeted Times Square, NYC subway, feds say
ISIS-inspired plot targeted Times Square, NYC subway, feds say

They also allegedly discussed with undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents plans to detonate a vehicle in Times Square. Haroon was in Pakistan and allegedly wanted to fly into NY to help with the attack, court documents state. According to the report, Salic wired money for the goal of funding the attack plan. El Bahnasawy was arreste...

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  • Trump Alludes To
Trump Alludes To "Calm Before The Storm" In Confusing Comments

And during an appearance on MSNBC's AM Joy this morning, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) slammed the president for apparently trying to get a few laughs while Puerto Rico is struggling. Before the trip, Ms Cruz had begged the federal government for more aid, warning them that people on the island were dying. Last month, Trump signed a proclamat...

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  • Shin injury keeps Amir out on Day 2
Shin injury keeps Amir out on Day 2

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first but found themselves under pressure from the Pakistan pace attack. "We all know Rangana is a legend so I am sure he will be a really good asset for this game as well", said Chandimal of his match-winner, who took his 400th Test wicket in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Erdogan: FSA in New Idlib Operation
Erdogan: FSA in New Idlib Operation

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in the Euphrates Shield campaign that Ankara launched in northern Syria a year ago are ready to cross into northwest Syria from Turkey, Mustafa Sejari, a senior official in the Liwa Al-Mutasem group said.

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  • Trump says he called Schumer on health care
Trump says he called Schumer on health care

Trump's tweet about his call with Schumer could irk some Republicans already unenthusiastic about the president's recent work with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a deal to keep the government open. "The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told him that's off the table", Schumer said . Lamar Alexander...

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  • Pink Slams Dr. Luke In Interview: 'He's Not A Good Person'
Pink Slams Dr. Luke In Interview: 'He's Not A Good Person'

Pop star Pink slammed the controversial music producer Dr. Luke , calling him "not a good person" and someone who "doesn't do good business". Luke has been a subject of scrutiny for the past three years, ever since Kesha came forward with allegation, but she has firsthand experience with the music producer, and she thinks he deserves to go d...

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  • Danish police find head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall
Danish police find head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Kim Wall was last seen alive on August 10th as she went to interview Peter Madsen on his home-made submarine which was moored near Copenhagen . Copenhagen police previously said Wall's legs, arms and head were removed deliberately. Madsen, who has been charged with her murder and is in pre-trial detention, denies killing Wall. Madsen was sa...

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  • Saudi Aramco signs five agreements with Russian companies
Saudi Aramco signs five agreements with Russian companies

The joint venture is the latest in a series of deals expected to be signed during a visit to Russian Federation by King Salman this week, the first to Moscow by a reigning Saudi monarch. The military agreement concurs with a $1bn Fund agreement for energy investment and a $1.1 billion agreement for Russia's petrochemicals giant Sibur to build a pla...

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  • Anti-nuclear campaign group awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Anti-nuclear campaign group awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, which has test-fired two missiles over Japan and conducted a string of apparent underground nuclear tests this year, have raised the risk of a nuclear confrontation to its highest level in decades.

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  • Sessions Memo Expands On Religious Liberty Exemptions
Sessions Memo Expands On Religious Liberty Exemptions

The Washington Blade notes Sessions issued three memos - one to administrative agencies , another to Justice Department attorneys , and one providing background . "This blatant attempt to further Donald Trump's cynical and hateful agenda will enable systematic, government-wide discrimination that will have a devastating impact on LGBTQ people an...

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  • US PIRG Statement: CFPB'S Final Rule To Stop Payday Loan Debt Traps
US PIRG Statement: CFPB'S Final Rule To Stop Payday Loan Debt Traps

And almost one-in-four initial payday loans are re-borrowed nine times or more, with the borrower paying far more in fees than they received in credit. The CFPB has claimed that these loans create a " debt trap " for borrowers, the majority of whom do roll over the loan. "This bill will not shut down payday lending in OH", he said.

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  • Nolan calls for gun violence debate in Congress
Nolan calls for gun violence debate in Congress

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam has canceled several campaign events following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. Some of California's top elected officials went beyond the typical thoughts-and-prayers rhetoric to urge quick action after a lone gunman killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds more in Las Vegas on Sun...

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  • Marsha Blackburn, Abortion Enemy and Climate Change Denier, Launches Senate Bid
Marsha Blackburn, Abortion Enemy and Climate Change Denier, Launches Senate Bid

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who had been thought to be considering a run for the seat, announced Thursday he'd decided against it. Too many Senate Democrats acting like Democrats or worse. -Mexico border wall. Blackburn, however - in a clear appeal to the frustrated Republican base that has yet to see the majority party deliver on a single ...

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  • At Least 16 Bus Passengers Killed in Russian Train Collision
At Least 16 Bus Passengers Killed in Russian Train Collision

The spokeswoman, Rita Shlyakhova, said the bus broke down on the railway crossing and that most of the 50 passengers on the bus were sleeping at the time. Though carrying workers from the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, the bus had a license plate registered in Kazakhstan, Russian news agencies reported .

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  • Justices seem divided in key case about partisan districts
Justices seem divided in key case about partisan districts

But Justice Anthony Kennedy just leaned back in his leather chair and smiled. They argue the maps represent extreme partisan gerrymander and that they prevent fair and effective representation by diluting voters' influence and penalizing voters based on their political beliefs.

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  • Bale Ruled Out Of 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
Bale Ruled Out Of 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

Northern Ireland , for example, have won 19 points in Group C, but they only have 13 points to their name in the play-off table, as the six points won against San Marino (last place in Group C) are not counted. O'Neill's record reads favourably compared to previous incumbents and there is a lot to be said for continuity within an worldwide setup ...

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  • International Trade Balance Narrowed in August
International Trade Balance Narrowed in August

Exports in August totaled 195.3 billion dollars (an increase of 0.4 percent), while imports came to 237.7 billion dollars. The goods deficit decreased 1.3%, lowering to $64.4 billion, while the services surplus jumped 1.4% to $22.0 billion.

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  • Niger ambush, deaths highlight US Africa military mission creep
Niger ambush, deaths highlight US Africa military mission creep

The Department of Defense on Friday also identified the first three Green Berets killed as SSgt. Analysts are awaiting the political fallout of Wednesday's ambush with some speculating it may spark a reversal of the US stance on a new regional force - known as the G5 Sahel - which France is pushing but which Washington is cool on.

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  • Trump says close to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal
Trump says close to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump is planning to abandon the Iran nuclear deal shortly, according to US media reports , quoted by BBC. "The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence and chaos across the Middle East", Trump later said in the Cabinet Room, AFP reported.

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  • White House believes chief of staff's personal phone was hacked
White House believes chief of staff's personal phone was hacked

Three unspecified USA officials told Politico that Kelly's phone may have been compromised as long ago as December 2016. The IT department determined that the phone may have been compromised beginning in December 2016. Politico doesn't explain why Kelly was bringing his personal phone to be fixed by the government's tech team rather than, let'...

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  • Iran condemns Pakistan's Baluchistan terrorist attack
Iran condemns Pakistan's Baluchistan terrorist attack

At least 22 people, including three children, were killed and more than 30 others injured in the bombing, Geo TV quoted a senior police official as saying. Al Jazeera reports at least 35 people were killed when the same shrine was attacked in 2005. The bomber detonated his explosives vest when he was stopped for a routine search by a police offic...

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  • 4 children killed in day care blaze set by security guard
4 children killed in day care blaze set by security guard

Four children, a teacher, and dos Santos, who also set himself on fire, died in the attack. The mayor of Janauba has declared seven days of mourning. Of the 25 people who were injured , 22 were children - the parts of the body and the extent to which each victim was burned vary considerably, but majority are in critical condition.

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  • Bump stock critiques draw mixed reaction among those who are pro-gun
Bump stock critiques draw mixed reaction among those who are pro-gun

The " bump Stock " device enables the semi-automatic rifle to operate as fully automatic weapon increasing its rate of fire and its potentiality to inflict harm. Meanwhile, the investigators remain puzzled at what drove Poddock, a well-off retiree and avid gambler, to stock almost 50 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and a supply of exp...

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  • Trump Administration Rolls Back Obamacare Birth Control Mandate
Trump Administration Rolls Back Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

By weakening the mandate, Trump is unilaterally paring back a small piece of Obamacare detested by his conservative base, which has grown increasingly frustrated with the GOP's inability to fulfill its longstanding promise to repeal the health care law.

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  • Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh asks India to not mix up humanitarian & security aspects
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh asks India to not mix up humanitarian & security aspects

The violence , backed by radical Buddhist monks, has left scores of Rohingya villages torched and completely destroyed. The UN has described the government-sanctioned crackdown on Rohingya as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Myanmar has closed most access to the area, but a couple of agencies have offices open there and the Internation...

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  • Las Vegas shooter Paddock booked room near Lollapalooza
Las Vegas shooter Paddock booked room near Lollapalooza

Paddock booked a room at the Blackstone Hotel to coincide with the Lollapalooza festival taking place across the street back in August. According to TMZ , Paddock made the booking using Expedia and insisted on a "view room" which would overlook the festival.

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  • Theresa May's Big Speech Couldn't Have Gone Worse If She Tried
Theresa May's Big Speech Couldn't Have Gone Worse If She Tried

A spokesman for the Prime Minister confirmed there will be a "thorough investigation into what's happened [with regards to security], and that despite the clear issues with her delivery, the Prime Minister is in good health and was pleased with the way the speech went".

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  • UK Foreign Minister makes
UK Foreign Minister makes "Dead Bodies" joke, angers Libyans

Sirte , on Libya's Mediterranean coast, was recaptured from Islamic State militants past year. Mr. Johnson was participating in a panel discussion in Manchester, England, on Tuesday when he began to praise Libya for its "bone-white sands, attractive sea" and fine architecture, according to the BBC.

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  • Iraqi army recaptures center of IS-hel Hawija
Iraqi army recaptures center of IS-hel Hawija

ISIS still controls the border town of al-Qaim and the region surrounding it. Fighters from the Hashed al-Sha'abi, backing Iraqi forces, advance towards Hawijah, on October 4, 2017. On Wednesday, the Iraqi army said it had killed 196 IS militants and recaptured 98 villages around Hawija . Both battles mark a dramatic turnaround in the Islami...

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  • Archaeologists discover Saint Nicholas' grave - the original Santa Claus
Archaeologists discover Saint Nicholas' grave - the original Santa Claus

At the site of what could be St. Nicholas' actual tomb , Karabayram also found historic documents that suggest the tomb previously thought to have belonged to Saint Nicholas actually belonged to an anonymous local priest. Santa Claus , the legendary figure, was known for his kindness and is famous as Father Christmas who gives gifts to c...

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