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Nirmala Sitharaman to Review Situation Along China Border Today


Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday taught Chinese soldiers the meaning of the Indian greeting " Namaste " during her visit to the India-China border in Sikkim. Ms Sitharaman's scheduled aerial survey of Doklam and other forward posts along the Indo-Sino border in Sikkim was cancelled due to inclement weather. Read More »

Iran warns USA against designating its Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group

The state-run IRNA news agency quoted General Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying: "If new sanctions go into effect, the country [US] should move its regional bases to a 2000-kilometer radius, the range of Iranian missiles". He said any new USA sanctions would ruin the chances for any kind of interaction "forever". "The Americans should know that the Islamic Republic of Iran will use the Trump administration's stupid behaviour as an opportunity to enhance its conventional missile, regional, and ... Read More »

Lewis Hamilton Wins Japanese GP After Vettel Retires


Another fantastic performance from Pierre Gasly in just his second Grand Prix drive - finishing 13th. He crossed the line 1.2secs ahead. Is Hamilton's 59-point lead now unassailable? Vettel admitted that winning the championship would now be hard. Read More »

Las Vegas massacre: Weapons found, but no motive


Danley's sisters in Australia said in a TV interview there that they believe she couldn't have known about Paddock's murderous plans, and that he must have sent her away so she wouldn't interfere. "I reiterate he has no knowledge of Mr. Paddock or any knowledge as to why Mr. Paddock would do such a terrible disgusting thing", his daughter said. Read More »

Iowa State QB Park takes leave from team for medical reasons


Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt , a Massillon native, threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including the game victor to Allen Lazard with 2:19 remaining. 1-ranked offense, but they face an Iowa State defense that allowed just 141 yards rushing on 52 carries against Texas last week. Iowa State rallied to tie the game in the second half. Read More »

Ghana on verge of failing to qualify for 2018 after Uganda draw


Only victory will keep Ghana in with a chance of qualifying for the World Cup as they now sit third in their group with five points. Even with the faint chance, the team believe victory against the Cranes of Uganda could restore that hope and pride after the Ugandans held Ghana to a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the World Cup qualifying campaign in Tamale. Read More »

California Just Became a 'Sanctuary State' - Here's What That Means


To view the full article, register now. Protections to undocumented children in the state also are part of the package. The bill, which goes into effect in January, would allow police and sheriff's agencies to continue targeting risky criminals, while protecting hardworking families without legal residency in the country, Brown said in a signing statement . Read More »

US slaps more duties on Bombardier

A second levy of 80% is also being applied to Bombardier's sales to the U.S. after a preliminary finding that the jets were sold below cost price to Delta Air Lines in 2016. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement on Friday that "the United States is committed to free, fair and reciprocal trade with Canada, but this is not our idea of a properly functioning trading relationship". Read More »

Trump smiles, winks when asked about 'calm before the storm' remark


Donald Trump and Melania Trump host a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House on October 6. When asked again what he meant, Trump said only: "You'll find out". "Absolutely. The president is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment", Sanders replied. Or could Trump be messing with the press? The president repeatedly tried to say "Puerto Rico " in what he deemed to be a Spanish accent but which actually turned out to be something entirely alien. Read More »

USA to lift sanctions Sudan


The decision came after months of diplomatic talks between the two countries that began during the tenure of former United States president Barack Obama. Shortly before leaving office, Obama temporarily eased penalties against the country. The United States reportedly preparing to lift sanctions on Sudan , in response to the African state's alleged improvements on human rights and counter-terrorism, a U.S. Read More »

Traces of VX nerve agent found on Siti Aisyah, Doan's clothes


His report , submitted as evidence at the trial in Malaysia's High Court, stated that VX was found not just on Kim Jong Nam's face and eyes but also in his blood, urine, clothing and bag. However, Dr Raja warned that viewing the shirt in an open space was unsafe as the VX nerve agent's presence might be still active. The lethality of VX depended on the dosage and where on the body it was applied, he added. Read More »

Russian Federation strikes kill 120 Daesh militants


Dozens of ISIS militants, among them warlords and foreign fighters, were killed in a series of Russian airstrikes in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "According to information received via several channels and confirmed "on the ground", influential Daesh field commanders, natives of the North Caucasus: Abu Omar al-Shishani, Alyauddin Al-Shishani and Salahuddin al-Shishani, who were hiding in Iraq for a long time, were destroyed", Konashenkov said. Read More »

Undercover FBI agent breaks up 2016 terror plot targeting Times Square, subways


The alleged plotters also referenced an ISIS attack on a concert venue in Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more. One man in the United States and two others in Pakistan and the Philippines are under arrest and face charges of plotting the attacks which they wanted to carry out in the name of the Daesh Takfiri group. Read More »

Justice Department Announces Strong Defense For Religious Freedom

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced federal law does not protect transgender employees from workplace discrimination . ADF has repeatedly disputed the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate group" designation as "a lie" and criticized news organizations, including ABC News, who make reference to it. Read More »

On nukes, Canada must weigh gestures against cross-border realities


The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons . "Now more than ever we need a world without nuclear weapons ", Guterres wrote in a tweet. I take the award of Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - for their work advocating the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - as a strong statement by the Nobel committee against the prospect of nuclear war or any future use ... Read More »

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tropical rains ramp up for the Commonwealth

At this point it looks like we'll have a better shot at widespread rain Sunday morning while a cold front swings through. Tuesday: 50 percent chance of showers/thunderstorms. Sunday will be warm and humid with highs in the lower 80s over interior portions of the state. Muggy. Highs in the 70s. Look for sunny skies for the Big Country Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Sri Lanka at 180/3 in 2nd Test against Pakistan


Yasir was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Amir chipped in with one. That leaves Pakistan in a spot of bother to square the series after losing the first Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi and, more importantly, save its seven-year unbeaten series record in the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Erdogan: Turkey backing FSA rebels in new Idlib push


Erdogan said last month that Turkey would deploy troops in Syria's northwest Idlib province as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russian Federation in August. Air raids on insurgent-held towns in that area in recent days were intense, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported. Read More »

Trump says he called Schumer on health care


For his part, Schumer released a statement stressing that he and Democrats would be happy to talk about how "to improve the existing health care system", though not "repeal". The answer back: Democrats are willing to hear his ideas, but scrapping the Obama health law is a nonstarter. Trump also met with the NY senator and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to discuss a legislative amnesty for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries. Read More »

Body parts found by Danish police are from Swedish journalist Kim Wall


She disappeared in August while aboard the crowdfunded submarine UC3 Nautilus with Peter "Rocket" Madsen, the sub's designer. Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall , whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. Read More »

Hillary Goes Gunning for the NRA


She acknowledged that we should have a vigorous debate about guns, but the immediate calls for gun control are "despicable". It has not been stated that Paddock was a member of the NRA; and his brother, talking to reporters Monday , said Paddock was never an "avid gun guy". Read More »

President Trump at dinner with military commanders cites 'calm before the storm'


Trump was expected to announce the decision in a speech, tentatively scheduled for this Thursday, detailing a broader strategy for dealing with a nation his administration say supports terrorism and sows chaos in the Mideast. McMaster. On Thursday Trump also said he intends to drop out of the Iran nuclear deal because he said Iran has not lived up to its side of the bargain. Read More »

Ruthless Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final showdown with Dimitrov


He said: "Happy about the match today". In the women's draw, former world No. 1 and fourth seed Karolina Pliskova became the latest high-profile casualty, going out in the third round to unseeded Sorana Cirstea . A blockbuster second-round meeting with wildcard and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro followed as the match-up definitely lived up to the hype it received, with Dimitrov prevailing in the high-quality encounter after exactly two hours of play. Read More »

Saudi King slams Iran on historic visit to Russian Federation


During Cold War times, the Saudis helped arm Afghan rebels fighting against the Soviet invasion. "The leaders will consider joint steps to further develop bilateral cooperation in the trade, economic, investment and cultural-humanitarian areas", revealed the Kremlin , according to CNBC, which noted that "in addition, worldwide issues including conflicts in the Middle East are expected to form part of the discussions between Putin and the Saudi ruler". Read More »

South Korea Will Amend Trade Deal with US


To view the full article, register now. Since the trade agreement went into effect in 2012, the USA goods trade deficit with South Korea more than doubled to $27.6 billion past year. Lifting that cap would boost USA -made vehicle imports Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council, a Washington lobbyists for General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. Read More »

Iniesta signed with Barcelona contract until the end of his career

But the 33-year-old Spanish global has now disappointed clubs like Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan who have been monitoring his progress at Barcelona . Iniesta signed in Barcelona at the age of 12 in 1996, and six years later made his debut in the first team. On Sunday, as doubts about Barcelona's game against Las Palmas grew and locals demanded that the club shut down the game, news about the decision-making process filtered out carefully to give audiences the impression that the board ... Read More »

The US Can't Trust Its Own Spy Agency

The WSJ reported that the Russian hackers targeted the contractor after identifying the files through the contractor's use of a popular antivirus software made by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab , these people said. "You're basically surrendering your right to privacy by using Kaspersky software ", Blake Darché, a former NSA employee who worked in the agency's elite hacking group that targets foreign computer systems, told the Journal . Read More »