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by | September 28, 2017 | 21:49

The recording, which has yet to be verified, involved references to recent geopolitical developments, including US tensions with North Korea, in an apparent attempt to dismiss persistent reports that Baghdadi had been killed on the battlefield.

by | September 28, 2017 | 21:41

When asked what it was like to be First Lady she said: 'It was like being shot out of a cannon with a blindfold and the spotlight on you'. Obama was the headlining speaker at INBOUND, a marketing conference that drew people from around the world, and she fielded questions by writer Roxane Gay spanning her move into and out of the White House, her two daughters, the book she's working on - and of course, Trump.

by | September 28, 2017 | 21:35

Pyongyang has launched dozens of missiles this year, several of them flying over Japan , as it accelerates a weapons programme aimed at enabling it to target the U.S. Last month, the United States announced sanctions against five Chinese companies and one individual, two Singapore-based companies and three Russian citizens, which it accused of supporting North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

by | September 28, 2017 | 21:10

Gregory Moore, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, an office of Homeland Security, said in a statement that an assessment by the agency showed there was "sufficient capacity" of US -flagged vessels to move commodities to Puerto Rico.

by | September 28, 2017 | 21:02

The White House on Tuesday announced new sanctions, while North Korean leaders said President Trump's recent comments are a declaration of war. Given that North Korea has been an global pariah and subject to worldwide sanctions for so long, it's unlikely that USA companies have direct engagement with any of the newly sanctioned entities.

by | September 28, 2017 | 20:37

Moon said his government was accelerating work on three military programs: a pre-emptive strike system known as "Kill Chain" that would target North Korean missile sites; an air and missile defense system; and a program created to launch devastating strikes against North Korea's military and political leadership should it start a war.

by | September 28, 2017 | 20:11

Rehberg said it was more important to discuss how existing funds could be used better and that member states must implement their own reforms to increase competitiveness and clean up their budgets. He wants to open the French military to European soldiers and proposed other EU member states do the same on a voluntary basis. Whereas the Greens said on Sunday night that a "stronger Europe" was a priority for the party, the FDP is averse to further steps to integrate policies at European level.

by | September 28, 2017 | 20:08

On Wednesday, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi called on the Myanmar authorities to halt the violence as he said that Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar were in desperate need of help. However, Rohingyas living in Pakistan find it hypocritical as they say they face discrimination and are forced to live in destitute-like conditions, Deutsche Welle website reported .

by | September 28, 2017 | 20:02

In March 2017, the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva voted for the resolution being pushed by the Palestinian Authority and Arab nations, according to which the commission would formulate a database of "Israeli" and global firms directly or indirectly doing business in the occupied West Bank, East al-Quds or the Golan Heights.

by | September 28, 2017 | 19:48

The group represents an IL state employee, Mark Janus , whose lawsuit brought the issue back to the Supreme Court. Justices granted plaintiffs' request for a hearing in Janus v. The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals disagreed. A loss for unions representing teachers, police, transit workers, firefighters and other government employees would deprive them of millions of dollars annually and diminish their political clout.

by | September 28, 2017 | 19:41

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed to block the referendum , calling on the mayors to not "participate in an illegal referendum ". Romeva spoke hours before thousands of striking Catalan university students, many carrying pro-independence flags, marched in Barcelona to protest the ongoing crackdown.

by | September 28, 2017 | 19:42

About his Tamil film debut, Mahesh Babu told a leading daily, "I've been having sleepless nights". Here's an excerpt from our review: This movie deserves a watch for the AR Murugadoss - Mahesh Babu combo. As per reports, the film has earned an impressive 38 crores worldwide. He tweeted, "A midweek release [Wed], yet #SPYder starts with a BANG in Australia".

by | September 28, 2017 | 19:24

Police have received over 24,000 tips in the case and interviewed over 500 people, but so far no arrests have been made. A reward for information in the case has surpassed $216,000, according to Indiana State Police. A day later, their bodies turned up with only two pieces of evidence - a cellphone image of the man believed to have killed them and a video recording of his voice saying, "down the hill".

by | September 28, 2017 | 19:13

Cochran's office said in a statement on Tuesday the senator was being treated for a urological issue in MS and "expects to resume his regular work schedule soon". McCain, who is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer , said last week that he would not vote for the Graham-Cassidy bill. The Republican president said later he still had not given up hope that the law would eventually be repealed.

by | September 28, 2017 | 18:38

Victor was arrested and charged with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information under the Espionage Act in June. Victor appears to say she believed the contents of the report - which described Russian spearfishing cyberattacks aimed at USA voter registration databases - should be in the public debate.

by | September 28, 2017 | 18:38

Scalise, the House Majority Whip, the third highest-ranking member of the Republican majority, was shot at a GOP Congressional Baseball team practice last June. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital where Scalise had been treated after the shooting. The 51-year-old lawmaker was shot in the hip on June 14 as Republicans gathered at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, to practice for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

by | September 28, 2017 | 18:03

It followed the leak of a recording of interim Scottish leader Alex Rowley at the UK Labour conference in which he endorsed Mr Leonard, despite claiming to be neutral in the race. "I'm going to focus on my positive ideas for Scotland and returning a Scottish labour government". During First Minister's Questions at Holyrood , Mr Leonard pressed Ms Sturgeon on the future of the free bus pass amid an ongoing consultation, warning the Scottish Government had qualified its commitment to the ...

by | September 28, 2017 | 17:58

In a separate speech on Thursday, Moon said cooperation with the worldwide community to curb the North's nuclear ambitions was at its highest level ever and called for the strengthening of South Korea-US defenses to rein in the North. With top Trump administration officials repeatedly saying that military options for dealing with Kim Jong Un's regime are on the table, some in South Korea have become increasingly concerned about becoming collateral damage.

by | September 28, 2017 | 17:17

Yasir Shah then got Lahiru Thiramanna plumb in front to pick his 150th Test wicket. The 31-year-old leg spinner, during a match against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, became the second fastest bowler, and the fastest spinner in history of the game to scalp 150 test victims.

by | September 28, 2017 | 17:14

Footage showed the damaged scaffolding on the ground with the bodies covered by yellow tarps. The workers were near the top of the tower, likely falling about 900 feet, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said. It is not yet known what caused the collapse, though WPLG TV reported that it observed frayed wires near the top of the tower from its Sky 10 helicopter.

by | September 28, 2017 | 16:51

Trump's proposal reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 20 per cent, a little higher than the 15 per cent that the president had initially promised , Efe reported. "We're going to cut taxes for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans, and we are going to bring back the jobs and wealth that have left our country and most people thought left our country for good".

by | September 28, 2017 | 16:53

Venezuela buscará dialogar en todo momento con EEUU, pero defenderá su soberanía siempre que sea necesario y bajo cualquier forma, advirtió el canciller venezolano Jorge Arreaza ante la Asamblea General de la ONU. "Usó esta tribunal construido para la paz para anunciar guerras, destrucción total de Estados miembros, la aplicación de medidas coercitivas unilaterales e ilegales, amenazando y juzgando a placer como si tuviera poderes dictatoriales absolutos sobre los estados soberanos ...

by | September 28, 2017 | 16:50

In a press conference yesterday in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said sides "hope to understand that war is not a way out" of U.S. Military airstrips in South Korea are not long enough for big, heavy B-52s, plus, the United States does not want its high-tech fighter jets sitting within North Korean artillery range, he said.

by | September 28, 2017 | 16:29

A new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows that a majority of Americans believe Donald Trump is "unfit to serve" as commander-in-chief and head of the nation's executive branch. The bad news filters down to Trump's party as well. By Sept. 26, the president had tweeted criticism of National Football League players 21 different times over the span of three days, according to Yahoo News.

by | September 28, 2017 | 16:23

The Senate canceled the effort when it became clear it would not pass by the Friday deadline. Murkowski voted against Senator Republican leader Mitch McConnell's earlier bill, but did not indicate how she would vote on the latest measure.