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Obama urges China to stop flexing muscles over South China Sea
- September 03, 2016

The Philippine president says the country's coast guard has monitored Chinese barges at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea , and that they might indicate that Beijing is preparing new construction there that could ratchet up tensions. (more...)
Obamacare Changes Leave Insurers Unmoved Obamacare Changes Leave Insurers Unmoved
- September 03, 2016

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the average individual rate increase off and on the exchange is 24.48 percent while the average small group rate increase off and on the exchange is 12.88 percent. "I'm especially concerned with the new numbers", said Taylor, a Republican who opposes Obamacare. "I'm certain the rate hike is the tip of the iceberg". (more...)
US, China join climate deal in 'turning point' for planet
- September 03, 2016

In a ceremony in Hangzhou , China, Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping deposited each country's official "instrument of acceptance" with U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to join the agreement. Altogether, countries representing about 40 percent of global emissions have ratified the agreement since it was first signed in December, with several other countries on track to do so in the coming months, Deese said. (more...)
Ireland near accord on Apple
- September 03, 2016

Ireland's cabinet on Friday agreed to appeal the EU's decision ordering Apple to pay $14.5 billion in taxes to Dublin , saying it was an attack on the country's corporate tax regime. Companies based in the USA are subject to 35% corporate tax rate on global profits when they bring that money home, though they can also get tax credits for payments to foreign governments. (more...)
Gunners complete deal for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi
- September 03, 2016

Advert How I Increased my Manhood Size & Stopped Premature Ejaculation That Scattered My Relationship. "I knew before I arrived that the pressure at a club that challenges for the title grows quickly". Perez, whose £17 million release clause was triggered by Arsenal last week, scored 17 league goals and added eight assists last season. Werder Bremen say they are close to concluding the signing of another German, Serge Gnabry, from the Gunners, while Press Association Sport understands ... (more...)
Canada Seeks to Strengthen Bilateral Business Ties With China - Trudeau
- September 03, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now a superhero, officially. Trudeau has already had meetings with China's political leadership and business elite where a number of issues have been addressed. As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday started a week-long trip to China, he should grasp the opportunity to build a new golden era of relations with the Middle Kingdom. (more...)
French High Court Deems Burkini Ban Illegal French High Court Deems Burkini Ban Illegal
- September 03, 2016

A number of French Riviera towns where a similar ban has been recently imposed, expressed their discontent over the court decision, saying their restrictions on the Muslim women's swimsuit will remain. It's being strongly championed by Nicolas Sarkozy too, who calculates that it will really strengthen his bid to take back the presidency in 2017. "I'm not saying we're ideal yet, but one of the joys of London is that we don't simply tolerate difference, we respect it, we embrace it, and we ... (more...)
China, US formally enter landmark climate deal China, US formally enter landmark climate deal
- September 03, 2016

The formal U.S. -Chinese announcement means the accord could enter force by the end of the year, a faster than anticipated timeline. Moreover, the agreement will only come into effect once at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 percent of global carbon emissions, ratify it. (more...)
Leader Of Brexit Vote Campaigns With Trump: 'You Can Beat The Pollsters'
- September 03, 2016

Although Farage refused to endorse either Trump or Hilary, he stated, "I will say this: If I was an American citizen, I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me". Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he said that an aide had told him Mr Trump was his warm-up, as opposed to the other way round. Trump took the stage after Farage and endorsed Brexit. (more...)
Clinton Raised A Cool $143 Million In August
- September 03, 2016

In a four-way match-up that included Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, Clinton is ahead with 41 percent. Seven percent remain undecided. Around 56 percent said that they did not favor Trump , while 53 percent said that they did not prefer Clinton. (more...)
U.S., China ratify Paris climate agreement
- September 03, 2016

The papers certified the US and China have taken the necessary steps to join the Paris accord that set nation-by-nation targets for cutting carbon emissions. After the signing, the Paris Agreement is still missing the support of 55 nations that account for 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions before it can enter into force. (more...)
Arriving in China, President Obama Promotes Climate Legacy
- September 03, 2016

The announcement means the accord could take force by the end of the year, a faster than anticipated timeline. The addition of the USA and China boosts that to roughly 40 percent ― about three-fourths of the required total, according to the White House. (more...)
Fox News retaliated over complaints, ex-host says
- September 03, 2016

Tantaros went public with sexual harassment allegations against Ailes in early August, claiming he made sexually charged comments about her appearance and asked her to "turn around" so he could get a look at her. But in 2014, Tantaros' "tenure at Fox News devolved into a nightmare of sexual harassment by Ailes and others, followed by retaliation by Ailes and others despite multiple ongoing complaints by Tantaros, her agent and her entertainment attorney". (more...)
SpaceX scouring data for clues to launch pad explosion SpaceX scouring data for clues to launch pad explosion
- September 03, 2016

The agency, which oversees US commercial rocket launches, requires that SpaceX's flights be suspended pending results of the probe. The rocket's loss occurred while the first and second stages were being filled with propellant, the company said late on Thursday in a statement. (more...)
Explosion destroys Facebook satellite meant for Africa Explosion destroys Facebook satellite meant for Africa
- September 03, 2016

The explosion, which occurred at 9:07 a.m. EDT (1307 GMT) as SpaceX prepared to perform a rocket static fire test ahead of a planned satellite launch this weekend, destroyed the Falcon 9 rocket and the payload it was carrying. The pad is on schedule to be operational in November, SpaceX said. SpaceX has had 27 successful Falcon 9 launches in total. United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed-Martin Corp and Boeing Co that flies its Atlas rockets at a pad next to SpaceX's, said on ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton Raised A Massive $143 Million In August
- September 03, 2016

Manzano says Trump's rise to 19 percent can be explained by Republican Latinos consolidating around their candidate after the primary. In a heat-to-head match-up, however, Clinton held a 6-point edge over Trump and led him 48 percent to 42 percent. (more...)
Barack Obama to meet Theresa May in China at G20
- September 03, 2016

Obama is expected to meet with China's President Xi Jinping Saturday afternoon. The U.S. has urged Russian Federation to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to abide by a cessation-of-hostilities agreement and allow the flow of humanitarian aid. (more...)
U.S. retailers concerned over shipments stranded by Hanjin bankruptcy
- September 03, 2016

A spokesman for the Port of Felixstowe, the UK's largest container port, said that, in line with its normal practice, the company would not comment on commercial matters. It was expected at the Hutchison terminal, CTAA says, with NSW Ports telling ATN it is scheduled to arrive in port tomorrow evening. "The ripple effect could be tremendous", Mr. (more...)
NEW INFORMATION: Visitors enjoying Hawaii as hurricane nears
- September 03, 2016

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened today, but some areas including campgrounds, Chain of Craters Road and the lava viewing area remained closed until Hurricane Lester has passed. Lester was churning in the Pacific Ocean some 400 miles (644 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii , at 8 a.m. local time on Friday and was expected to weaken and track slightly north of the islands over the weekend. (more...)
After slamming Florida, Hermine threatens U.S. East Coast After slamming Florida, Hermine threatens U.S. East Coast
- September 03, 2016

The potential for heavy rain will depend on the track of the storm, with minor to moderate flooding possible in some areas. "Our office is receiving real-time updates on this storm and its path", Malloy said in a statement. Tropical storm warnings and watches stretched from North Carolina to Rhode Island in anticipation of what could be a messy week along the East Coast. (more...)

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