• Sharapova And Wozniacki Continue Feud With Row Over US Open Favouritism
Sharapova And Wozniacki Continue Feud With Row Over US Open Favouritism

Maria Sharapova fought off a tough challenge in the first set and then cruised past American Sofia Kenin 7-5, 6-2 in their third-round match at the US Open . She's taken just one set off the American in their five prior meetings. Third seed and Wimbledon champion Garbiee Muguruza of Spain swept past Magdalena Rybarikova from Slovakia 6-1, 6-1 t...

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  • Turkey criticizes German 'populism,' hopes for better ties
Turkey criticizes German 'populism,' hopes for better ties

On North Korea, which conducted its sixth nuclear test early Sunday, she said that "peaceful resolution is the only way forward" - a clear departure from Trump's position that all options, military included, are on the table. "I think, that Gerhard Schroeder should not have accepted the mandate of Rosneft", Schulz said during TV debates aired by ...

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  • Dharmendra Gets Additional Charge Of Skill Development Ministry
Dharmendra Gets Additional Charge Of Skill Development Ministry

Mr Prabhu, who had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to resign after the train accidents last month, had been absent from his Rail Bhavan office from August 23. However there was no indication of any JD (U) leader making it to the ministry. Odisha is among the states high on the priority list of party chief Amit Shah for the 2019 Lok...

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  • North Korea hails successful test of nuclear bomb (From Lancashire Telegraph)
North Korea hails successful test of nuclear bomb (From Lancashire Telegraph)

A United States official who studies North Korea's military and politics said that seismic data on the tremors was being analysed, although the location suggested another nuclear test. In this undated image distributed on Sunday by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at an undisclosed location. It is seeking to deve...

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  • South Korea's Moon condemns North's nuke test, orders retaliatory measures
South Korea's Moon condemns North's nuke test, orders retaliatory measures

President Donald Trump yet to respond, the Russian foreign ministry called for calm."In the emerging conditions it is absolutely essential to keep cool, refrain from any actions that could lead to a further escalation of tensions", it said on its website, adding that North Korea risked "serious consequences".Moscow urged all sides involved to h...

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  • US Treasury's Mnuchin drafting new N. Korea sanctions
US Treasury's Mnuchin drafting new N. Korea sanctions

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press" that "in the intel committee that I serve on, I think it doesn't disclose anything to say that in the previous year [North Korea] has probably been the No. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement tha...

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  • Trump prepping withdrawal from S. Korea trade deal - WaPo
Trump prepping withdrawal from S. Korea trade deal - WaPo

Senate. The Washington Post reported earlier on Saturday that Mr Trump had ordered his advisers to prepare plans to withdraw from the pact, and that the formal process to leave could start as soon as this week. Also perplexing is why Trump would let his thoughts on the matter - which South Korea considers a pillar of the two countries' econom...

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  • United States expels Russian diplomats from DC, NY and San Francisco
United States expels Russian diplomats from DC, NY and San Francisco

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered in July that 755 American diplomatic personnel leave Russia by this Friday. The demand was a retaliatory response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's order that the USA cut its diplomatic presence in Russia to 455 people by September 1.

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  • Stig Abell: Labour Are Laughing At Us Over Brexit
Stig Abell: Labour Are Laughing At Us Over Brexit

The landmark EU Withdrawal Bill will be debated in the Commons for the first time this week, ahead of a first showdown vote on it a week today. The potentially fractious Commons debate comes as tensions mount between London and Brussels over the progress of negotiations.

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  • WWII-era bomb successfully defused in Frankfurt
WWII-era bomb successfully defused in Frankfurt

World War II may have ended over 70 years ago, but its legacy still lingers in cities across Germany . Also Saturday, an estimated 22,000 people were evacuated in Koblenz , a city 70 miles west of Frankfurt , to dismantle a bomb dropped by the USA during World War II that was unearthed during the construction of a new kindergarten.

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  • Why Alphons Kannanthanam is known as 'Demolition Man'
Why Alphons Kannanthanam is known as 'Demolition Man'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expanded his council of ministers, elevating four to the Cabinet and inducting nine new faces as Ministers of State. He was elected an MLA from Kanjirappally which is dominated by Syrian Christians. Party sources said there are one vacancy each in Goa when Manohar Parrikar returned there as chief minister and in...

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  • Cambodia: CNRP President arrested for treason
Cambodia: CNRP President arrested for treason

The English-language paper was slapped with a multi-million dollar tax bill last month, which was supposed to be paid by September 4. "The above act of this secret conspiracy is treason", the government said in a statement. The opposition party lost to Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party in local elections in June, but it did well enough to increa...

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  • AL chief hails liberation of Iraq's Tal Afar from IS militants
AL chief hails liberation of Iraq's Tal Afar from IS militants

The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. Progress in Tal Afar was far more rapid than in Mosul, Iraq's second city which fell only after a gruelling nine-month battle that began in October...

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  • IS Leader Baghdadi Likely Alive — US Military Official
IS Leader Baghdadi Likely Alive — US Military Official

But the USA -led coalition has expressed caution for months, citing a lack of evidence. Reports suggest he was a cleric in a mosque in the city around the time of the US-led invasion in 2003. A good guess about where al-Baghdadi is hiding, Townsend said, would be the so-called Middle Euphrates River Valley, stretching approximately from the city ...

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  • Russian Federation warns of military moves in dealing with North Korean missiles
Russian Federation warns of military moves in dealing with North Korean missiles

Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok are suspended until further notice ", the embassy said in a statement. He was speaking with students at Russia's top diplomacy school. "It was started by the Obama administration to undermine U.S. -Russia relations and to not allow [President Donald] Trump to advance constructive ideas or fulfil his p...

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  • Kenya: 7 Students Die in Moi Girls School Fire
Kenya: 7 Students Die in Moi Girls School Fire

The blaze, which broke out early on Saturday, burned down one dormitory of Moi Girls school. "We were sleeping and a girl woke us up and said that our hostel was burning". Authorities and the local press pinpointed a variety of their motives, including vengeance from a "cartel" linked to the country's former exam-setting body, which used to profi...

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  • Sonic attack reported in Cuba, 19 Americans affected
Sonic attack reported in Cuba, 19 Americans affected

USA officials originally said the attacks on US diplomats dated back to December 2016 and ended in late spring, but the new incident in August is now subject of an ongoing investigation. The Cuban government has vehemently denied any involvement in the incidents, and is conducting its own investigation into the matter. AFSA's statement provides...

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  • US Ponders Withdrawing From Trade Pact With South Korea
US Ponders Withdrawing From Trade Pact With South Korea

At the White House a spokeswoman said, "Discussions are ongoing , but we have no announcements at this time". Lighthizer said at the time that since 2012, the USA "trade deficit in goods with Korea has doubled from $13.2 billion to $27.6 billion, while USA goods exports have actually gone down".

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  • Trump administration cuts funding for health care sign-ups
Trump administration cuts funding for health care sign-ups

GOP lawmakers have been unable to fulfill Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace the ACA established under President Obama . A story this week from the New York Times had quoted an administration official as saying, "I don't think we can force people to sign up for the program", adding that this official suggested agencies would only...

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  • Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped
Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped

The US Justice Department has confirmed there is no evidence to back up President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign. Trump clearly attacks and accuses Obama of a felonious act. The White House dismissed the Friday filing as irrelevant. The brief, which can be ...

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