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France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks France wants halt to 'imbalanced' EU-US trade deal talks
- August 31, 2016

Fekl said he would ask the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, at a meeting of trade ministers late September to end negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, generally known as TTIP. "It doesn't make sense to end talks on such issues - neither with Turkey nor with Russian Federation nor with America", Gabriel said during a news conference. (more...)
Fed Vice-Chairman is Positive About Negative Rates Fed Vice-Chairman is Positive About Negative Rates
- August 31, 2016

Wall Street market is pricing in a 24% chance of a rate increase in September, while the market is pricing the likelihood of rate increase in December at around 40%, according to data from the CME Group, tracking federal-funds futures contracts. (more...)
Power Africa partners with Japan
- August 31, 2016

Japan's direct investment into Africa has been overshadowed by China, who made a $2 billion single investment to build a hydropower dam in Equatorial Guinea in April, past year to double the nation's energy production capacity. The Summit, according to the organizers is a milestone of TICAD's process since its twenty-three years of existence and the first to be held in the African Continent. (more...)
Saudi power relay facility hit by projectile from Yemen
- August 31, 2016

In reaction, the fighting escalated between the Shiite Houthi fighters and internationally recognized exiled Yemeni government backed by a Saudi-led military coalition. The U.N. and rights groups estimate at least 9,000 people overall have died. The Yemen war has killed more than 6,500 people and displaced some 3 million. (more...)
Colombia and Farc 'putting final touches' on peace accord
- August 31, 2016

Over the 13 months since the FARC declared a unilateral cease-fire and the government reciprocated with an unofficial truce, violence has fallen to the lowest level since the movement was created 52 years ago by outlaw peasant groups joined by communist activists. (more...)
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels aim for Manbij Turkey-backed Syrian rebels aim for Manbij
- August 31, 2016

Turkey's leadership has made clear that the offensive is also aimed at ensuring that the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, which has led the fight against Daesh in the area, stay east of the Euphrates River. and Turkish fighter jets. The Jarablus Military Council is supported by the USA -backed and Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces. The increased tensions between the Central Intelligence Agency and Pentagon-backed Syrian rebels and Kurdish forces threaten to take resources ... (more...)
Microsoft Bing translates the Arabic word 'Daesh' into English as 'SAUDI ARABIA' Microsoft Bing translates the Arabic word 'Daesh' into English as 'SAUDI ARABIA'
- August 31, 2016

Microsoft said the mistake was manually fixed within a few hours of it being brought to their attention, and that new safeguards have been put in place to avoid such mistakes in the future. "We demand an apology". "Errors like this can happen with automatic translation due to incorrect training data", Microsoft stated. "This error has been fixed". (more...)
Burkini ban brings Nicolas Sarkozy back to life Burkini ban brings Nicolas Sarkozy back to life
- August 31, 2016

It will prepare a definitive ruling expected to set a legal precedent for other towns also banning the burkini on their beaches. A Corsican mayor, Ange-Pierre Vivoni, has already announced that the local burkini ban would continue in his northern village of Sisco. (more...)
Agriculture Department closes offices in 5 states after threats Agriculture Department closes offices in 5 states after threats
- August 31, 2016

USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said in a statement Tuesday that the department received "several anonymous threats". "We have received no details from the USDA at this time, but we are continuing to closely monitor the situation", he said. (more...)
Indianapolis Colts: Jack Mewhort Out 2-4 Weeks
- August 31, 2016

When compared to the alternative, however, the sense of relief is understandable. There's no better example of why National Football League players hate the preseason than Indianapolis Colts left guard Jack Mewhort. The kid is a tough kid, he cares, he's smart, he's a battler. Rookie Austin Blythe replaced Mewhort in the starting lineup. We've got a lot of guys who can play really good football, as you saw at the end of the game when our twos were in there playing good football. (more...)
Clinton says she doesn't know 'which' Trump will appear at debates
- August 31, 2016

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus admitted on NBC's "Meet the Press" that his party's nominee is considering changing his previous position, calling the issue complicated - even though Trump had ignored those complexities in the primary. (more...)
Lighting kills more than 300 wild reindeers in Norwegian national park
- August 31, 2016

This may be may be why the wild reindeer didn't have the natural instinct not to stand in the highest spot in the area during the storm. The plateau-like park in south-central Norway is home to Europe's largest herds of wild reindeer , according to its website. (more...)
Syria split between Turkey, US remains
- August 31, 2016

Department of Defense. The meeting will come at a time when the failed coup attempt in Turkey has left relations between Washington and Ankara in a state of uncertainty. At a news conference on August 29 with a visiting European official, Turkish European Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik said " No one has the right to tell us which terrorist organization we can fight against ". (more...)
Ex-Istanbul police chief, others detained in anti-coup probe Ex-Istanbul police chief, others detained in anti-coup probe
- August 31, 2016

Huseyin Capkin, former police chief of Istanbul, was detained, the Turkish Haber7 newspaper reported August 30 citing the country's law enforcement agencies. Eighteen of the suspects had already left the country and eight others were still being sought, NTV said. Following the July 15 coup attempt, around 26,000 people with links to FETO have been arrested across Turkey. (more...)
'Modi raising Balochistan issue not interference in Pakistan's affairs' 'Modi raising Balochistan issue not interference in Pakistan's affairs'
- August 31, 2016

In a statement, Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaraia had said that "it is the "international obligation" of both the countries to resolve the issue, notwithstanding India's insistence that it would talk on "contemporary and relevant" issues in Indo-Pak relations". (more...)
Former Texas gov. on 'Dancing with the Stars' Former Texas gov. on 'Dancing with the Stars'
- August 31, 2016

Due to their athletic ability , Lochte and Hernandez have to be considered front-runners. "The swimmer, who most recently was in hot water following an incident report gone sour in Rio, says his casting was agreed upon before the debacle, noting", I'm not one to make excuses, but I was still intoxicated. (more...)
Diego Costa talks about being linked with a return to Atletico Madrid Diego Costa talks about being linked with a return to Atletico Madrid
- August 31, 2016

Costa spent two seasons under Diego Simeone at Atletico, scoring 43 goals and helping the team win the Spanish Primera Division title and reach the Champions League final in the 2013-14 season. "Hopefully Atletico do very well this season, like they did last campaign but winning titles". "But I can't complain because the people there [at Chelsea] love me, and the fans want me and respect me". (more...)
New Hampshire Student SAT Scores Better In English Than Math New Hampshire Student SAT Scores Better In English Than Math
- August 31, 2016

Even in the highest category, which is eighth grade English, Robertson said she would like to see more than 64 percent of students meeting or exceeding standards. Black and Hispanic students each posted gains of about 3 percentage points on math, whereas white students dropped by 4 percent (but still had almost three times as many students who met or exceeded expectations). (more...)
Turkey slams USA criticism of Syria action
- August 31, 2016

It said at least 20 civilians were killed and 50 wounded in the village of Jeb el-Kussa early yesterday and another 20 killed and 25 injured near the town of Al-Amarneh. He said he could understand Turkey's concern about protecting its borders and fighting the Islamic State group, but criticized actions against Kurdish rebels allied with the US -led coalition against the extremists. (more...)
James Corden's tribute to 'magical' Gene Wilder
- August 31, 2016

The American actor, who also entertained cinema-goers in Young Frankenstein , The Producers , Blazing Saddles , and Stir Crazy , passed away on Sunday night in Stamford, Connecticut, according to his family. While Gene wasn't keen to take part, his message still managed to make the 38-year-old Into the Woods star smile. Ostrum said Wilder didn't tell any of the other actors about his plans for the pratfall, or his devilish delivery. (more...)

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