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Pilot absences bring 'life-threatening' disruption for Air Berlin

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The ailing carrier was forced to cancel more than 100 flights including trans-Atlantic connections, causing chaos at several German airports. On its website , Air Berlin cited "operative reasons" for the cancellations on Tuesday, and asked passengers to call a helpline and refrain from travelling to the affected airports. Read More »

Trump to meet Malaysian Prime Minister today

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Mr. Trump also praised Malaysia as a significant investor in USA securities, saying that American markets have been hitting records highs "on nearly a weekly basis" during his presidency. The White House had said it would not comment on the Justice Department investigation. Malaysia has faced one non-fatal IS-linked attack, the June 28, 2016 grenade attack against a pub in Puchong, Selangor, but has thwarted other terror attempts prior and since, the most recent as disclosed by police ... Read More »

Pope Francis questions whether Donald Trump is 'pro-life' after DACA decision

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They speak very clearly. "Here in Colombia and in the world, millions of people are still being sold as slaves; they either beg for some expressions of humanity, moments of tenderness, or they flee by sea or land because they have lost everything, primarily their dignity and their rights", the pope said just before praying before Claver's relics. Read More »

Qatar boycotters dismiss remarks by Kuwaiti emir

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In a tweet through his official Twitter page, Trump wrote, "Together, we will show the world that the forces of destruction and extremism are NO MATCH for the BLESSINGS of PROSPERITY and PEACE!" Trump immediately expressed staunch support for Saudi Arabia after the Arab states announced sanctions against Qatar, but some other USA officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , adopted a more measured tone. Read More »

Justice Kennedy reinstates Trump's refugee ban

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The order is in response to the administration's request for the high court to block a lower court ruling that could allow up to 24,000 refugees to enter the United States. The government had asked for a "temporary administrative stay" to give the justices time to consider the issue. In his filing, acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall said DOJ was only asking for a stay for the lower court ruling as it applies to the refugees. Read More »

Egyptian police kill 10 suspected militants in raids near Cairo

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Police found in the two apartments bomb-making materials, assault rifles and ammunition as well as maps of vital state installations and computers in which instructions and details of future attacks were stored, they said. The attack took place about 30km west of el-Arish in northern Sinai, the epicentre of a long-running rebellion now led by an ISIL affiliate. Terror attacks in Egypt used to focus on police and military men in North Sinai before spreading nationwide and targeting the Coptic ... Read More »

Bahamas' beaches left bone dry after Hurricane Irma sucks up the water

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As of Saturday night, Irma was an "extremely dangerous" Category 3 storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. The water did go back to Long island in the Bahamas eventually. "As the wind on Long Island was blowing in the northwesterly direction, on that side of the island it would be blowing water away from the shore, added Ms Fritz". Read More »

Hillary Clinton says election defeat left her 'gobsmacked'

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Sanders repeatedly attacked her as a representative of the political establishment, a message Trump echoed. Clinton said she had no idea what the outcome would be heading into Election Day. "The forces that were at work in 2016 were unlike anything that I've ever seen or read about", she said. And, you know, my share of Chardonnay. Clinton said the " most important of the mistakes" she made "was using personal email", and that she " missed a few chances " during her campaign. Read More »

SC governor gives update on Hurricane Irma preparations

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McMaster commented on the westward shifts in Irma's track, which he said has relieved the tension felt by state officials. The barrier islands are located in the counties of Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper, and only residents who reside on the islands are included in the mandatory evacuation , McMaster said. Read More »

Maryland, Baltimore officials pledge pursuit of Amazon 'HQ2'

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The new headquarters will bring along 50,000 high-paying jobs. "We're excited to find a second home", the CEO said. The office it moved into in 2010 has more than 40,000 workers and is spread across 8.1 million square feet . "The Project must be sufficiently close to a significant population center, such that it can fill the 50,000 estimated jobs that will be required over multiple years", Amazon said in a seven-page Request for Proposals made public Thursday. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Asks 'What Happened?' in 2016

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Responding to excerpts in which Clinton claims Sanders' criticism of her Wall Street speeches did "lasting damage" to her general election chances, Rep. My team kept reminding me that we didn't want to alienate Bernie's supporters . In describing her scrutinized marriage to the 42nd president, Clinton reveals deep resentments at the rumors and innuendo that have colored public speculation about the partnership since the late 1990s. Read More »

Europe's Top Court Backs Intel's Appeal of Antitrust Fine

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The case targeted on claims that Intel had abused their dominant position in the microchip market. In its ruling today, the European Court of Justice found that the General Court had missed a few things, including addressing Intel's criticisms of the test. Read More »

Facebook Admits To Selling Political Ads To Russian Firm During Election

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Stamos said the probe is part of an ongoing investigation that follows the role Facebook played in Russia's active measures leading up to and following the 2016 Presidential campaign. "There is evidence that some of the accounts are linked to a troll farm in St. Petersburg, referred to as the Internet Research Agency , though we have no way to independently confirm", a Facebook official told WaPo. Read More »

Fischer resigns from Federal Reserve Board

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I'm personally grateful for his friendship and his service. Fischer has been highly influential at the Fed. "Stan's keen insights, grounded in a lifetime of exemplary scholarship and public service, contributed invaluably to our monetary policy deliberations", Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a statement . Read More »

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces pressure

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The violence and civilian suffering have prompted global condemnation and resonated particularly in many Muslim countries. Asked whether he was disappointed in Suu Kyi, the secretary-general said: "It's not a matter of being disappointed". Read More »

Redskins safety Su'a Cravens talked out of retiring

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He may be wondering if it's all worth it and has said multiple times football doesn't define him. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry started Cravens as an inside linebacker his rookie year, believing that his athleticism would serve the team well in pass coverage against running backs and tight ends. Read More »

Trump calls North Korea 'rogue nation,' threat

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John's Church in Washington on Sunday. "Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and unsafe to the United States ". Juche is North Korea's homegrown ideology of self-reliance that is a mix of Marxism and extreme nationalism preached by state founder Kim Il Sung, the current leader's grandfather. Read More »

Latest North Korean missile test continues to strain global relations

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President Barack Obama rarely ordered immediate responses to North Korean missile tests, "partly because he believed it gave DPRK the attention they were seeking", said Frank Jannuzi, president and CEO of the Mansfield Foundation and a longtime federal analyst who was part of the team that negotiated the Agreed Framework with North Korea during the Clinton administration. Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman is India's defence minister

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Suresh Prabhu , who lost his Railway portfolio, has been shifted within the Cabinet to the Commerce and Industry Ministry, earlier held by Sitharaman. Whereas, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been appointed as Minister of State (Independent Charge ) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the portfolio which was held by Goel. Read More »

USA orders closure of Russian consulate

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The consulate in San Francisco is the oldest and most established of Russia's consulates in the United States, the senior Trump administration official told reporters. President Trump had not promised to retaliate for the expulsion of US diplomatic staff from the country, but instead thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin after the order came down from Moscow. Read More »

North Korea Appears to Conduct Nuclear Test, South Korea Says

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Following the country's claim of an accelerated nuclear arsenal, President Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about efforts to maximize pressure on North Korea. "(We) are closely monitoring the North Korean military's move under South Korea-U.S. coordination". Kim visited the country's Nuclear Weapons Institute and "watched an H-bomb to be loaded into new ICBM", KCNA said. Read More »

Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase - Mnuchin

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And to do that, we need to make sure we raise the debt limit". "I know that the wall is a huge priority to the president and we want to make sure that we get money for that". Harvey, which came ashore on August 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, has killed an estimated 50 people, displaced more than 1 million and damaged some 200,000 homes in a path of destruction stretching for more than 300 miles (480 km). Read More »