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Murrays haul GB back from Davis Cup brink
- September 19, 2016

The pair were given a huge ovation as they prepared to do an on-court interview, and Jamie's voice cracked as he said: "It's not going to get better for me than to play with him in front of a Scottish crowd". However, after a hectic summer schedule which saw him win Wimbledon, the Olympics , reach the final in Cincinnati and the last eight of the US Open, captain Leon Smith has taken something of a gamble for the tie against Argentina in Glasgow. (more...)
Syrian army regains areas lost to IS after US-led airstrike Syrian army regains areas lost to IS after US-led airstrike
- September 19, 2016

British-based monitoring group The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights cited a military source at Deir al-Zor airport as saying at least 90 Syrian soldiers had been killed. Australia said Sunday that its planes were among the coalition aircraft over Deir al-Zour. Russia's Defence Ministry said conditions in Syria were deteriorating, adding that it believed the ceasefire had been breached 199 times by rebels and saying the United States would be responsible if it were to collapse. (more...)
Mayor says NY blast was carried out deliberately
- September 19, 2016

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that an explosion in the Chelsea neig. NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators scrambled Sunday to find out who planted a bomb that rocked a bustling New York City neighborhood, scouring shrapnel, forensic traces and surveillance video for any link to an unexploded pressure-cooker device found just blocks away. (more...)
CISAC Calls for Further Measures On EU 'Copyright Package'
- September 19, 2016

According to the major reform proposals unveiled today, the European Union will subject internet service providers like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules that traditional telecommunications firms have to face. The idea is to try and ensure that free Wi-Fi European Commission will be available across all public spaces throughout the EU by 2020, less than 4 years from now. (more...)
Nigel Farage slams Douglas Carswell for trying to split Ukip
- September 19, 2016

Mr Farage was replaced as Ukip leader by Diane James on Friday. In return, Mr Carswell pledged his "110 per cent" support for the new leader. Outgoing deputy leader Paul Nuttall said he fears "for the very future of our party" unless the in-fighting that has racked the organisation is resolved. (more...)
Pak rejects Indian allegations after Kashmir attack
- September 19, 2016

Earlier today, Prime Minister+ Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Cabinet ministers and Opposition leaders spoke in one voice to strongly condemn the Uri terror attack, which is widely seen as yet another example of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. (more...)
Federal prosecutors examine Wells Fargo over sales practices Federal prosecutors examine Wells Fargo over sales practices
- September 19, 2016

Wells Fargo has long cultivated a reputation for staying out of the regulatory headaches that have dogged some of its biggest competitors. Wells Fargo fired 5,300 workers over the matter and said it would eliminate sales goals regulators linked to its practice of cross-selling products. (more...)
Wells Fargo CEO says bad employees were behind scandal over unsolicited accounts
- September 19, 2016

That practice allowed employees to meet sales targets and earn bonuses. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined the bank $100 million, the largest fine the agency has levied against a financial institution since it was created five years ago. (more...)
Marshal has 'lucky' escape at race restart in Singapore
- September 19, 2016

The reigning champion could only manage third come the chequered flag and now falls eight points behind Rosberg in the drivers' standings with six races to run. Hamilton briefly lost third place to the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, but a smart pit strategy earned an undercut for the driver and ensured he finished on the podium, but it was a frustrating race for the Briton. (more...)
EC to propose new roaming rules in next week EC to propose new roaming rules in next week
- September 19, 2016

He also announced a series of initiatives including a new European travel information system, a European defence fund to be set up by the end of the year, and more resources and better access to data for Europol, which supports national law enforcement. (more...)
Arsenal great picks out the natural successor to Wenger
- September 19, 2016

Keown was pleased to see Xhaka make his case to Wenger with a goal and believes the Switzerland worldwide may be the player Arsenal have been looking for for some time. "I started Alex past year because I've seen there is some quality, enough to give him a go", added Wenger. 11 against 11, I thought we played well. (more...)
Oil Prices Rise on Weaker Dollar Oil Prices Rise on Weaker Dollar
- September 19, 2016

New assessments from price reporting agency Argus Media show that West Texas Intermediate (WTI) from the U.S. Gulf coast and Western Canadian heavy oil delivered to China on a cost and freight basis is already competitive. The market is waiting for producers and consumers' meeting scheduled for September 26-28 in Algeria amid more speculations about output freeze talks. (more...)
Terrorist attack confirmed in NY
- September 19, 2016

No secondary device was found , either. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the blast in the Chelsea area an "intentional act" but said there was no terrorist connection. "There is no evidence of an worldwide terrorism connection", Cuomo said. He was more straight-forward in calling the bombing an act of terror. Cuomo on September 18 said that "a bomb exploding in NY is obviously an act of terrorism", but said there was no evidence of a link to worldwide terrorism. (more...)
Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Has Been Released from Mental Hospital
- September 19, 2016

Considering his dementia, he was not sent to jail but a mental facility instead, in Washington D.C., where he remained for years. The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington D.C. Hinckley also wounded police officer Thomas Delahanty, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and, most severely, press secretary James Brady . Hinckley will have to abide by a number of restrictions and a work requirement. (more...)
Colonial announces construction of temporary pipeline
- September 19, 2016

As much as 336,000 gallons of gasoline is estimated to have spilled from the 36-inch pipeline since September 9, when a leak was discovered by an inspector for the Alabama Surface Mining Commission who was performing a routine check at an inactive coal mine. (more...)
Oil prices slide as oversupply concerns weigh
- September 19, 2016

Saudi Arabia, which possesses nearly one-fifth of the world's proven oil reserves, has regained the position of the world's top oil producer by lifting US behind for the first time since 2014, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported. (more...)
IS Claims Responsibility for Minnesota Attack
- September 19, 2016

Ahmed Adan, who is Somali, says his son came to the US 15 years ago and was was a student at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The St. Cloud mall remained on lockdown following the attack, and authorities eventually released those inside. No further details were released. All of a sudden these people started running. (more...)
President Barack Obama on the Memorandum of Understanding Reached with Israel
- September 19, 2016

Signed at a State Department ceremony earlier on Wednesday, the new package will grant Israel $3.8 billion annually - up from the $3 billion pledged under the previous agreed-upon MOU - starting in 2018 and through 2028. Israel, ultimately, accepted the Obama deal, and also promised not to seek additional funds from Congress. Missile defence The new package will incorporate, for the first time, money for missile defence projects which hitherto have been drawn from funds directly from ... (more...)
White House to increase number of refugees to 110k
- September 19, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry announced on August upon welcoming the 10,000 refugee that the us has hosted over 3.2 million refugees since 1975. The Obama administration plans to raise the number of refugees admitted to the U.S.to 110,000 in the 2017 fiscal year starting October 1, from 85,000 this fiscal year, according to an annual refugee report to Congress obtained by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. (more...)
Equities cheer potential dovish Fed as dollar gains Equities cheer potential dovish Fed as dollar gains
- September 19, 2016

United States nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with job cuts in manufacturing and construction, the Labor Department said. Over the last several years, the government's August payrolls estimates have been weak prior to upward revisions. "As the August numbers have tended to come in on the softer side in the past, we think that this mostly reflects seasonal adjustment problems rather than underlying weakness", said Harm ... (more...)