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Bangaldesh: 25 killed, over 70 injured in factory fire
- September 11, 2016

At least 50 people were injured in Saturday's fire, said Mozammel Hoque, a deputy director of the fire service. A member of the fire brigade said that while the fire was under control, they could not confirm if there were still people inside the factory. (more...)
Clinton: Half of Trump's supporters are a 'basket of deplorables' Clinton: Half of Trump's supporters are a 'basket of deplorables'
- September 11, 2016

At a NY fundraiser on Friday, the former Secretary of State cautioned her supporters not to take a victory for granted, with recent polls showing the presidential race tightening. "They are not a basket of anything", he defended. "Tonight's comments were more than another example of Clinton lying to the country about her emails, jeopardizing our national security, or even calling citizens "super-predators" - this was Clinton, as a defender of Washington's rigged system, telling the ... (more...)
'Gaps of trust' challenges Obama, Putin Syria deal
- September 11, 2016

The meeting of Putin and Obama is the first face-to-face meeting from November previous year, when they met during the Summit on Climate Change in Paris. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photographers as they shake hands before their meeting at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, September 3, 2016. (more...)
Syrian government 'endorses' ceasefire plan Syrian government 'endorses' ceasefire plan
- September 11, 2016

Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the "government has approved the agreement, and a cessation of hostilities will begin in Aleppo for humanitarian reasons". Previous efforts to forge agreements to stop the fighting and deliver humanitarian aid to besieged communities in Syria have crumbled within weeks, with the United States accusing Assad's forces of attacking opposition groups and civilians. (more...)
United States and Russian Federation fail to reach Syria deal at G20
- September 11, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his USA counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou on September 5. Speaking to reporters in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, he said it was premature to give details about the terms of the agreement, but that Russian Federation would strengthen co-operation with the United States on fighting terrorism. (more...)
Obama has 'blunt' meeting with Putin but 'gaps of trust' on Syria
- September 11, 2016

The White House has said it could still win congressional approval of the trade pact before Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine US leadership in the region and allow China to increasingly set the terms of world trade. (more...)
Suspects 'planning Paris attack' arrested Suspects 'planning Paris attack' arrested
- September 11, 2016

It was 11 years ago, in November 2005, that Muriel Degauque, a Belgian convert to Islam, became the first western female suicide bomber when she detonated explosives in an attack on an Iraqi police patrol near Baghdad, killing five policemen. (more...)
Syrian government agrees to US-Russia deal on ceasefire
- September 11, 2016

A day earlier, the United States and Russian Federation announced a plan to bring about a ceasefire in Syria. The army attacked rebel-held areas, trying to regain territory before the ceasefire starts. The chances of the new deal succeeding are the same as for the last one, he added. The US and Russian Federation, who are backing opposing sides in the war, announced a deal in the early hours of Saturday. (more...)
Japan, S Korea reaffirm cooperation after Pyongyang's n-test
- September 11, 2016

The explosive yield of Friday's test, a magnitude 5.3 seismic event, was estimated at 10 kilotons. "Our. party sent a congratulatory message to our nuclear scientists. "They've been demonstrating not just the ability to cause a nuclear detonation, but to mount it and turn it into a weapon", said John Delury, an assistant professor of East Asian studies at Yonsei University in South Korea . (more...)
Weld: 'Aleppo' Gaffe Has No Impact On Campaign
- September 11, 2016

In case you're uncertain yourself, it was Syria's most populous city before the civil war began in 2011. Barnicle: What would you do if you were elected, about Aleppo? Republican nominee Donald Trump, a businessman whose foreign policy stances remain hard to pin down, is neck and neck in recent polls with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a career politician with years of foreign policy experience. (more...)
Kremlin Declines to Comment on Donald Trump's Latest Praise of Vladimir Putin Kremlin Declines to Comment on Donald Trump's Latest Praise of Vladimir Putin
- September 11, 2016

The campaign did not release any additional details, such as cash-on-hand figures, which will not be revealed until documents are filed with the Federal Election Commission later this month. Bush, and Janet Napolitano, a Democrat who held the position in President Barack Obama's Cabinet. He insisted that he has a private blueprint for defeating the extremist group and that he would demand a plan from military leaders within 30 days of taking office. (more...)
Clinton Calls Trump's Interview on Russian TV 'Unseemly' Clinton Calls Trump's Interview on Russian TV 'Unseemly'
- September 11, 2016

Taking a jab at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump called the former secretary of State "trigger happy and very unstable". Clinton has said her experience in government as secretary of state and a US senator makes her uniquely qualified for the White House, and that Trump's series of controversial comments make him temperamentally unfit for the office. (more...)
Trump says Russian interference with election 'probably unlikely' Trump says Russian interference with election 'probably unlikely'
- September 11, 2016

Trump has said far worse about President Barack Obama in appearances on USA television networks. "After Labor Day, as people are really looking at this race, a ticket that is praising a dictator who is hurting his country, hurting his people, as some example of leadership, is frightful", Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, said after being asked about the controversy over Putin. (more...)
Browns exec explains why Cleveland passed on drafting Carson Wentz Browns exec explains why Cleveland passed on drafting Carson Wentz
- September 11, 2016

Nobody knows if it will or won't. The Eagles will be the only team to open this season with two rookies in the two most scrutinized positions in every National Football League organization. It is not all that unusual for a rookie quarterback to start on opening day. The Jets hired Rex Ryan as their coach and used the fifth overall pick on Mark Sanchez. (more...)
Trump criticises United States policy on Russian TV Trump criticises United States policy on Russian TV
- September 11, 2016

As nominees for the Nov 8 presidential election, she and Trump are entitled to receive intelligence briefings. One of the notable developments in right-wing-watching in recent years has been how enthusiastically many Religious Right leaders have embraced Russia's anti-democratic president , former KGB official Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Judge denies motion to halt work on Dakota Access Pipeline Judge denies motion to halt work on Dakota Access Pipeline
- September 11, 2016

Since April, tribal members of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and others have protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, LiUNA, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union are now at work building the pipeline, which is almost half completed. (more...)
Navy's futuristic destroyer makes port call in Rhode Island
- September 11, 2016

The 610-foot warship features an angular shape to minimize its radar signature, unconventional hull, powerful new gun system and composite deckhouse that hides the radar and sensors. He said the Zumwalt will be a "very stabilizing" sight for allies and partners, and perhaps a "menacing" sight for potential enemies. He became the youngest chief of naval operations and earned a reputation as a reformer, who fought racism and sexism. (more...)
Trump Says He Would Work With Putin to Defeat Islamic State
- September 11, 2016

The New York businessman also said he did not think Russia's government was behind the hack of Democratic National Committee email servers. Clinton said Trump was ignorant of Putin's provocative behavior in the region. "The Cuban Missile Crisis would be nothing in comparison to what we would expect" if they had a fallout, Khrushcheva said. Other than a shared desire to eliminate North Korea's weapons program, Russian Federation holds very few of the same major objectives as the U.S., ... (more...)
GOP lawmaker refuses to compare Obama, Putin GOP lawmaker refuses to compare Obama, Putin
- September 11, 2016

He also suggested that the allegation was politically motivated. The number of Republicans who viewed Putin "very unfavorably" shrank from 51 percent in 2014 to just 22 percent in 2016. Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King argued that the Russian leader was a far superior leader to the American president, citing the nationalism incited by the Sochi Olympics. (more...)
GOP ticket quick to deplore Clinton's 'deplorables' comment GOP ticket quick to deplore Clinton's 'deplorables' comment
- September 11, 2016

The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded forcefully Saturday to Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton's depiction of half of Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables". The statement was aimed at shutting down the blowback from the Trump campaign and Republicans and preserving Clinton's appeal to moderate Republicans and independents. (more...)