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  • Refugee Quotas Are Legal, Brussels Tells Budapest and Bratislava

    European Union countries agreed in September 2015 to relocate 160,000 refugees in Greece and Italy over two years, but only about 24,000 have been relocated so far. The low level of relocations, the ECJ noted, was partly due to " the lack of cooperation on the part of certain member states ". "This absolutely does not change the position of the Polish government with respect to migration policy", she said.

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  • GDP growth rate drastically raises odds of interest rate hike

    After years of economic pain in Canada induced by slumping commodity prices, the surprise move has flipped policy divergence on its head. According to the statement, recent data has been stronger than expected, supporting the bank's view that growth is becoming more broadly based and self-sustaining.

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  • N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

    N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

    Seoul says the missile was launched from Sunan, which is where Pyongyang's worldwide airport is, opening the possibility that North Korea launched a road-mobile missile from an airport runway. Three short-range missiles were launched on Saturday. "We knew within minutes where it was going", he said. When speaking of the launch, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abo said, "North Korea's reckless action of launching a missile that passed over Japan is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat".

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  • 'People need to isolate North Korea'

    'People need to isolate North Korea'

    A request for more money is expected later this month. "I did speak with the president, and it's clear that this behavior is completely unacceptable", Mnuchin said. "(But) I would say the president and my first objective right now is for the people of Texas and make sure we get the funding to do that". S&P warned last week that failure by Congress to lift the debt ceiling would likely be "more catastrophic" than the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 that led to the global financial crisis.

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  • Massive, Fast-Moving Brush Fire Rages Outside Los Angeles, Prompting Evacuations

    Massive, Fast-Moving Brush Fire Rages Outside Los Angeles, Prompting Evacuations

    The 210 Freeway was closed in the area from the 2 to the 118 freeways, and remained closed on Saturday morning, fire officials said . Three structures were destroyed by the fire. Federal officials say one of the worst wildfire seasons in the U.S.is likely to continue scorching western states and blanket large swaths with smoke until cooler weather patterns with rain or snow arrive later in the fall.

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  • Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run Through February

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run Through February

    Tickets went on sale Monday morning via the company's Verified Fan service, which allowed potential ticket-buyers who had preregistered to receive a code that would allow them to buy two tickets. Remaining registrants were placed on standby. The tickets, which ranged from $75 - $850 on Ticketmaster, sold out in a matter of minutes. The Boss has confirmed that his run of Springsteen on Broadway performances at New York City's Walter Kerr Theatre , which initially was scheduled from ...

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  • Canada GDP Rises 4.5% in 2Q on Exports, Household Spending

    Canada GDP Rises 4.5% in 2Q on Exports, Household Spending

    Investment by businesses also improved to growth of 6.9 percent, reflecting higher spending on structures, equipment and intellectual property. That's the strongest growth since the first quarter of 2015. GDP has averaged annual growth rates of just 2.2 percent in this recovery, which is now the third longest in USA history. Hitting the 3% mark for the first time in more than two years was notable because President Donald Trump has said he wants to lift annual economic growth above 3% ...

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  • Merkel 'out of touch', says challenger as vote nears

    Merkel 'out of touch', says challenger as vote nears

    At a wide-ranging news conference a day after she discussed the continuing influx of migrants from Africa with other European leaders, Merkel tackled head-on an issue that once looked likely to be a liability in Germany's September 24 election but so far has failed to hurt her.

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  • Turkey says US indictment against security personnel 'biased'

    Turkey says US indictment against security personnel 'biased'

    Tuesday's indictment brings to 19 the total number of people charged with attacking peaceful protesters and police officers on May 16, shortly after Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House. President Erdogan himself criticised the initial indictment decisions in June, accusing USA police of "terrorists" to protest "50 metres from me". Both Democrat and Republican politicians condemned the violence on American soil at the time saying it violated the right to freedom of ...

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  • Multi-mission Raytheon missile hits ballistic missile target

    Multi-mission Raytheon missile hits ballistic missile target

    The Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai launched the target missile late Tuesday. A Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) guided missile is launched from the Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones during a successful defense test on August 29, 2017, that intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target.

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  • Netanyahu: Iran Building Missile Sites In Syria

    Netanyahu: Iran Building Missile Sites In Syria

    The Palestinians called on the White House to intervene, and visiting U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres challenged Netanyahu's comments, reiterating the worldwide community's opposition to Israeli settlements. "We can't wait for very long", he said . He said in an interview with The National published on Monday, adding that "this is the new reality that we have to accept, and there isn't much we can do about it".

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  • Two Lawsuits Filed Over Trump's Transgender Military Ban

    Two Lawsuits Filed Over Trump's Transgender Military Ban

    Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN immediately filed suit last week on behalf of three individuals, one of whom is now serving in the military and two who seek to join, and two human rights organizations. that I find convincing". Both lawsuits say the ban violates USA constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process under the Fifth Amendment.

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  • Tropical Storm Watch issued for coastal SC, NC counties

    Tropical Storm Watch issued for coastal SC, NC counties

    A developing area of low pressure off the Coast of the Carolinas will likely become a tropical depression late tonight and then a tropical storm on Monday . Note that north of Duck, North Carolina, hazards from this system will be handled with non-tropical products issued by local National Weather Service offices.

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  • Half a Million March Against Terrorism, Chant 'I Am Not Afraid'

    Half a Million March Against Terrorism, Chant 'I Am Not Afraid'

    The investigation into the ISIL (also known as Daesh) cell behind the attacks has shown the group planned even more deadly carnage, but accidentally blew up a house in Alcanar where bombs were being built and gas tanks stored. Eight are dead , while four appeared in court in Madrid last week. "There, with all of Catalan society and all of Spain... we will once again give a clear message of unity and condemnation of terrorism , and of love for the city of Barcelona ", he added.

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