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Supreme Court petition to take Trump off Minnesota ballot


Minnesota law requires political parties to select electors - the people who cast Electoral College ballots following the popular vote - and their alternates at conventions as part of putting a nominee on the ballot. Then it submitted the final paperwork. That's certainly the hope of DFL Chairman Ken Martin, who on Thursday filed a petition asking the high court to do precisely that. Read More »

Senior Syrian rebel leader 'killed' near Aleppo


Al-Nusra which was formerly known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, changed its name at the end of July and reportedly cut ties with Al-Qaeda at the same time. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have been trying to reach a deal on deeper cooperation on Syria, particularly in their raids on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS). Read More »

110 people stuck in cable cars at Mont Blanc in Alps


Those rescued are being taken to Italian soil, said Roberto Francesconi, of the Skyway Italian Mont Blanc cable vehicle, before being bussed back to the French side. He said the helicopters rescued 65 people before the operation was suspended for the night because of rough flight conditions. "We are in contact with the clients [in the cable cars]". Read More »

Barack Obama, PM Modi To Have Bilateral Meeting In Laos: White House


The Philippines is one of the main allies of the USA in the Pacific, where Obama has re-oriented the U.S. foreign policy to counter China's growing influence in the region. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to ask Premier Li Keqiang at the summit in the Laotian capital whether the vessels were on another island-making mission on the Scarborough Shoal. Read More »

Newton makes landfall in mainland Mexico


The storm is expected to cross into the US near Tucson, Arizona, later Wednesday morning or early afternoon, bringing with it heavy rains and high winds. At least two people died and three more went missing after their shrimp boat capsized in the Gulf of California during the storm. A deadly tropical storm system made landfall in Mexico for the second time on Wednesday as it made its way toward the US border. Read More »

US runs after Russia, seeking Syria peace plan

Russian Federation and the USA are "gradually heading in the right direction" on a Syria deal and "I don't rule out that we'll be able to agree on something in the near future", Putin said in a September 1 interview . Based on the considerations above, Kerry insists on reaching a balanced and viable agreement to avoid diplomatic disappointments. "There are no reasons for such dramatic statements as those being made by some State Department sources; that nothing has been achieved". Read More »

Turkey, NATO may discuss closure of airspace in northern Syria

It said the wounded were evacuated by helicopters. Separately, Erdogan also called for worldwide support for a 40 mile "safe zone" in Syria along Turkey's border that will incorporate a no-fly zone. Still, Erdogan may be betting that Turkish participation will marginalize the effectiveness of Kurds in the region in the future, analysts say. Power supplies across Syria have been severely disrupted by the war. Read More »

Mexico finance minister out in shakeup after unpopular Trump visit

Pena Nieto also has been ridiculed for not confronting him more directly about comments calling migrants from Mexico criminals, drug-runners and "rapists", and Trump's vows to build a border wall and force Mexico to pay for it. Videgaray, who has also been rumored as a potential 2017 gubernatorial candidate for the ruling party in the State of Mexico, a populous region next to the capital, will not take another public post, the spokeswoman for his ministry said. Read More »

Veiled Woman Killing ISIS Militants in Iraq


The images and videos that NPU posted online show the Christian fighters entering Badana, which appears to be abandoned despite the ISIS flags seen in some areas. "The Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU), which is tasked with that mandate, is officially recognised and supported by the Iraqi government". According to reports, the NPU and NPF remain rivals who often accuse each other of hidden agendas and fleeing from battles. Read More »

Philippines president slams Obama over war on drugs

The leaders are in Laos for the the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) and East Asia summits, but the frank public exchanges threaten to overshadow the event. Do not just throw away questions and statements. "He's a colorful guy", Obama joked on the eve of the scheduled face-to-face, before pointedly noting: "I always want to make sure if I'm having a meeting that would be actually productive". Read More »

USA and Russian Federation far apart on Syria peace and ceasefire

Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were expected to interact during this week's Group of 20 summit, though a formal meeting was not on the books. On Sunday, intense aerial and artillery attacks helped government forces and their allies drive insurgents out of the Ramousah military complex in Aleppo, according to rebels and a monitoring group. Read More »

Brock Turner leaves jail, protests follow in California, Ohio

In a January 28 police report , Turner admitted to having sexual contact with the victim but denied that it wasn't consensual. The former Sanford University student and swim team star left Santa Clara Jail in San Jose, California with a paper bag filled with his belongings while news cameras filmed. Read More »

'Bomb explosion' at market in Davao City in Philippines wounds dozens


The explosion occurred at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City, the hometown of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, just outside the Ateneo de Davao University before 11 p.m. Presidential spokesman Andanar referred to the fighting on Jolo when he speculated on who may have been behind Friday's bomb attack. "Ten people died on the spot, at least 30 injured". Read More »

French government wants EU to stop trade talks with US

But she added: "We have the aim and we still have. that we should aim to conclude under the Obama presidency". "The negotiations are bogged down, positions have not been respected, and there is a clear unbalance". "The fact that TTIP has failed is testament to the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets to protest against it, the three million people who signed a petition calling for it to be scrapped, and the huge coalition of civil society groups, trade unions and activists ... Read More »

Obama, Erdogan to Meet Sunday in China on G20 Sidelines: WHouse

The pictures show some of the boys wearing official Eton ties. "Nothing has changed about our view that it's still not time for "business-of-usual" with Russian Federation across a wide variety of sectors given the concerns that we still have about their actions in Ukraine, the occupation of Crimea and the tensions that still exist", Kirby added. Read More »

Donald Trump Still Amazingly Insists He Might Soften Immigration Position


Trump talked about limiting immigration to its historic norms. Clinton begins September with more than $68 million in the bank to use against rival Donald Trump. during that time. Trump initially won praise from some after his trip to Mexico City portrayed him in a more presidential manner, speaking alongside Mexico's president about building a cooperative relationship. Read More »

United States urges Iranian naval forces to be 'more professional'


The map shows the location of the three Iranian islands of the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa in the Persian Gulf. But I'd want to emphasize that, you know, about 90 percent of these unsafe, unprofessional activities that we see come from the Iranian Quds Force navy vessels, they don't come from the general Iranian navy. Read More »

Apple ordered to pay over $19b in Irish taxes


Both the Irish Finance Minister and Apple have denounced the ruling and say they will seek appeals. The US has been quick to criticise a decision by the European Commission that Apple should pay back taxes in Ireland - saying the move will "undermine foreign investment". Read More »

Iraq Requests New Saudi Envoy after Assassination Remarks


The ambassador told Saudi state television that his country would "not abandon Iraq and the Iraqis", indicating the next ambassador will continue existing policy. Jamal alleged that Al Sabhan used his presence in Iraq to fan antipathy. Saudi Arabia reopened its Baghdad embassy in December 2015, having cut ties following Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Read More »

What aerial photographers need to know about FAA's new drone laws

The FAA announced the new rules in June, clarifying what was an ambiguous set of drone rules and eliminating the need for companies to file for operational exemptions or to hire a licensed pilot to fly the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Under the new rules , people over age 16 can take an aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved facility and pass a background check to qualify for a remote pilot certificate. Read More »

California lawmakers pass bill inspired by Brock Turner case


Stanford rapist Brock Turner is scheduled to be freed from prison on Friday, three months into his paltry six-month sentence. "Letting felons convicted of such crimes get off with probation discourages other survivors from coming forward and sends the message that raping incapacitated victims is no big deal", Democratic Assemblyman Bill Dodd said in a statement . Read More »

Indian couple given climbing ban for fake Everest summit photos


They held a news conference in the capital, Kathmandu , on June 5 to say they had reached the peak of Everest on May 23. Experienced climbers said it was extremely unlikely that anyone would take along extra boots on such a hard mission. They had claimed they scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak in May and the government issued them climbing certificates based on the photographs. Read More »

Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa to 4-year deal


The Chargers play their final preseason game Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers, and their first regular season game September 11th in Kansas City. There were also a few other things that NFL GM's seemed to agree upon when talking to Freeman - his rookie season is over, and that the penny-pinching Chargers are screwing up in a major way. Read More »

North Korea calls diplomat defector 'human scum'

Thae's defection [talbuk]" and "Mr. Thae's defection [gwisun]". South Korea claimed yesterday that Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to Britain had defected to Seoul . Kim says South Korean President Park Geun-hye is “trying to seduce North Korean diplomats around the world with money or women .”. Further announcements are expected to infuriate North Korea . Read More »

A court in France has suspended the burkini ban

While many on the French left criticize the burkini as oppressing women, they also fear the issue feeds into the agenda of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen of the National Front. The burkini bans by some French coastal towns drew worldwide condemnation after images circulated online of police appearing to require a Muslim woman to disrobe. Read More »

Suspended Brazilian president's impeachment trial begins


In her last rally before the trial, Rousseff's supporters chanted "Out with Temer" in Brasilia on Wednesday. The impeachment trial opens today for Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, over alleged fiscal mismanagement. Supreme Court Justice Ricardo Lewandowski is presiding over the trial, with testimony from witnesses planned the first two days. A huge metal barricade was set up on the esplanade outside Congress to separate rival demonstrators, with police saying there could be ... Read More »

Scotland winger completes shock £13 million switch to RB Leipzig


Red Bull Leipzig have money to spend due to the wealthy owners of the club and they are keen to make an impact in the Bundesliga. The German side says Burke has agreed a five-year deal to 2021. Both Manchester sides, Arsenal, Tottenham and Sunderland were thought to be amongst the clubs interested in the Scottish starlet who came up through the youth system at Forest after joining the club in 2008. Read More »

United Nations proves Assad did use chlorine on Syrian children

It said the Syrian government was responsible for two chlorine attacks in Idlib governorate, one in Talmenes on April 21, 2014 and one in Sarmin on March 16, 2015. Chlorine's use as a weapon and mustard gas are prohibited under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention. Churkin was asked about the September 2013 resolution that orders the Security Council "to impose measures" under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Read More »

Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue

Trump, meanwhile, declared in an interview on CNN that Clinton is a bigot - an accusation that he first made at a rally in MS on Thursday, but that he repeated several times under questioning from CNN's Anderson Cooper . In the 1970s, Trump and his company were sued for alleged discrimination. "Donald Trump has pounded that drum for a year and a half, and so I'm starting to see him restore the foundation again". Read More »

Tennessee police officer shot and killed while responding to domestic disturbance


Maryville police and the rest of the country are mourning the death of a MPD officer. "It's a trying time for the law enforcement in this community", said Crisp, holding back tears. Berrong said Stalans had been locked out of the house when his father had been warned that he returning to the home with a firearm. The officer was with a Blount County deputy on a narcotics call Thursday afternoon. Read More »

'Line in the Sand': Court Halts Burkini Ban on French Beaches

The decision suspending the burkini ban in Villeneuve-Loubet opens the way for easy legal challenges in almost 30 other towns with such bans if mayors refuse to lift the orders. Luca, also a lawmaker, said that now only a law can stop troubles. He suggested he would take action when Parliament returns from its summer leave - but did not say what kind of law he would seek. Read More »

Biden says only American court can make decision on Gulen's extradition


The government has cracked down on suspected Gulen followers, detaining more than 40,000 people and formally arresting around half of them. Joe Biden's declaration that the people of Turkey have no greater friend than the United States may have worked to ease tensions between the two countries - to a point. Read More »

Turkey Claims Assad Regime 'threatened' By Kurds


The Kurdish YPG militia is an integral part of the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are at the heart of Washington's military campaign against Islamic State group and last week seized the northern town of Manbij from the militants. Read More »