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UN Security Council Warns Iraqi Kurds Against Referendum

UN Security Council Warns Iraqi Kurds Against Referendum

Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote for independence in a referendum on Monday that neighbouring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict. In New York, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off the referendum, while hinting at consequences if they go ahead. Read More

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Trump signs executive order authorizing trade and financial sanctions on North Korea

Trump signs executive order authorizing trade and financial sanctions on North Korea

The patrols came after officials and experts said a small quake near North Korea's nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one. He spoke just days after Trump , in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly , derisively called Kim "Rocket Man" and said it might be necessary to "completely destroy" North Korea . Read More

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Some 100 countries expected to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

Some 100 countries expected to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

In addition, eight other countries (the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, Israel, India, and Pakistan) possess a total of roughly 15,000 nuclear weapons , and none of them seems willing to get rid of them. Nuclear powers like the US have argued that a ban on nuclear weapons is not feasible in the current security environment, holding that a strategy of nuclear deterrence is necessary to counter security threats. Read More

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US, S Korea to maximise economic, diplomatic pressure on N Korea

US, S Korea to maximise economic, diplomatic pressure on N Korea

Haley told CNN's Dane Bash she would be "perfectly happy" turning things over to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "We're trying every other possibility that we have, but there's a whole lot of military options on the table". Trump has threatened "fire and fury" in response to North Korea's threats. Haley said that wasn't an empty threat from the president but she declined to describe the president's intentions. Read More

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Trump continues 'bromance' with France's Macron

Trump continues 'bromance' with France's Macron

Trump was blown away by what he experienced in Paris on July 14, when he joined French President Emmanuel Macron at the Place de la Concorde to watch thousands of French troops advance down the Champs-Elysées. Trump had previously expressed an interest in including military vehicles in his inaugural parade. "We're going to have to try to top it, but we have a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a attractive thing to see, and representatives from ... Read More

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Hurricane Maria headed towards the Caribbean

Hurricane Maria headed towards the Caribbean

Hurricane Maria is a Category 1 with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour moving west northwest at 15 miles per hour. Most model plots show the system arcing north and away from Florida later this week, but it's still too early to rule out the possibility of impact here, WINK meteorlogist Matt Devitt. Read More

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3 in Associated Press Top 25

3 in Associated Press Top 25

Oklahoma remained steady in coaches poll behind Alabama and Clemson . Mississippi State joins the Top 25 at No.17 after dominating LSU 37-7. Meanwhile, Florida State fell a spot to No. 14. Ohio State still has the best chances of any Big Ten team, despite a Week 2 loss to Oklahoma. Vanderbilt , which beat a ranked K-State team on Saturday night, is not ranked despite having three wins. Read More

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Paul Ryan Plugs Away at Tax Reform

Paul Ryan Plugs Away at Tax Reform

During a meeting with a group of bipartisan lawmakers, President Donald Trump told reporters that working on a bipartisan tax reform is a "positive thing". Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have said they won't vote to pass a budget out of the House until they get more details on tax changes. Read More

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'Iranian pilgrims' among 50 dead in Islamic State-claimed Iraq blast

'Iranian pilgrims' among 50 dead in Islamic State-claimed Iraq blast

He warned that the death toll could rise as numerous wounded were in serious condition. In a statement released by its propaganda arm Amaq, IS said several suicide bombers had staged the assault on a restaurant and a security checkpoint. Iraqi and Kurdish security officials told Reuters the Sunni militants were likely to wage a guerrilla war in Iraq after devastating territorial losses they suffered from Iraqi forces. Read More

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Monday Update-David Johnson Wrist Injury,

Monday Update-David Johnson Wrist Injury, "Would Require Surgery"

Johnson's injury likely means the Cardinals will be even more reliant on Palmer to win with his arm, which should benefit San Francisco in their matchups against the 38-year-old quarterback. It's going to be extremely hard for owners without I.R. spots to keep Johnson on rosters tying up a spot for that long. David Johnson , in his third season as a pro, was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated NFL preview edition and the No. Read More

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Scotland rise 15 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings as Wales leapfrog England

Scotland rise 15 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings as Wales leapfrog England

The post Super Eagles: See Nigeria Latest FIFA Ranking appeared first on Ngyab . The Philippines is the highest-ranking country in the Southeast Asian region, followed by Vietnam (130), Thailand (137) and Myanmar (152). It comes after the Caltex Socceroos had a win (2-1 over Thailand) and a loss (2-0 to Japan) in their most recent FIFA World Cup qualifiers. However, Australia who are set to play their world cup play-off against war torn nation Syria, rank 50th in September FIFA ... Read More

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Prisoners escape from British Virgin Islands jail in wake of Hurricane Irma

Prisoners escape from British Virgin Islands jail in wake of Hurricane Irma

Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barts, and Saba in this instance and others in the wider Caribbean". Branson, who lives in the British Virgin Islands , which were devastated by Irma, rode out the storm in his wine cellar. In addition to the military personnel, 47 British police officers have also arrived in the British Virgin Islands to assist local officers. "I think a lot more should be done from us worldwide to help them out". Read More

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Modi, PM Abe visit Sabarmati ashram, pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Modi, PM Abe visit Sabarmati ashram, pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

They spent almost 25 minutes at the ashram before visiting an iconic medieval era mosque- Sidi Saiyyed-an architectural marvel located in the eastern part of the world heritage city. India and Japan are likely to go beyond breaking ground for India's first bullet train project and break new ground with agreements in the defence and nuclear power sectors, including India's purchase of Japanese-built U.S. Read More

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200 pilots call in sick, forcing Air Berlin to scrap flights

200 pilots call in sick, forcing Air Berlin to scrap flights

But he added that the firm could if necessary buy up all of Air Berlin's assets, including 140 leased aircraft and prized landing and takeoff slots at German airports. However, the pilots' union, Vereinigung Cockpit, denied the report, saying: "At no point did the VC call for (pilots) to report ill". At least 32 were canceled Wednesday, though Air Berlin said more pilots were returning. Read More

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Najib sets foot in the White House

Najib sets foot in the White House

The White House refused to say whether the issue will come up, and has tried to shift the focus onto relations with a key partner in South East Asia. Upon arrival to the United States, the Malaysian leader and his large diplomatic entourage checked into the Trump family's swank DC hotel, which the president still owns, according to ThinkProgress . Read More

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