• Putin attends Russia-China war games

    Putin attends Russia-China war games

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    The drills held on September 11-15 involved almost 300,000 troops, about 36,000 military vehicles, and more than 1,000 aircraft from Russia's Eastern and Central military districts, as well as its Northern Fleet. "Therefore we are going to further strengthen our armed forces, supply them with the latest generations of weapons and equipment, develop worldwide military partnership", he added.
  • Two Russians accused by United Kingdom in spy poisoning to give interview

    Two Russians accused by United Kingdom in spy poisoning to give interview

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    British officials dismissed their claims and said they stood by allegations that the poison attack was approved at the highest levels of the Russian government. They have also commented on the British police's theory that they had brought a Nina Ricci perfume bottle full of the Novichok toxic nerve agent used for the poisoning.
  • United States sanctions NKorean IT companies in China, Russia

    United States sanctions NKorean IT companies in China, Russia

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    Russian Federation has said the U.S. had acted without evidence on the basis of groundless accusations. Sanctions were toughened last time on December 22 of the past year. United Nations diplomats familiar with discussions said Russian Federation was angered that the panel used a lot of USA intelligence in the initial report that Moscow claimed was incorrect.
  • North Carolina coast feels Florence's first blast of wind, rain

    North Carolina coast feels Florence's first blast of wind, rain

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    As of 11 a.m., Florence was located at 33.4 N, 75.5 W, about 145 miles (230 km) ESE of Wilmington, North Carolina , and about 195 miles (315 km) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . Based on the current forecast track, here is what to expect ... "My message today: Don't relax". Elizabeth City: 30-40 G50+. North Carolina has roughly 2,100 industrial-scale pork farms containing more than 9 million hogs.
  • At least 3 dead as typhoon lashes Philippines

    At least 3 dead as typhoon lashes Philippines

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    The Philippines is counting the human and economic cost of Typhoon Mangkhut , which ripped through its main island with deadly consequences on Saturday. The ferocious typhoon has ravaged the Philippines killing at least 12 people as hundreds of thousands take refuge in temporary shelters. Based on current projections, Hong Kong and Macau will potentially bear the worst of Mangkhut, which could be one of the strongest storms to hit Hong Kong in over six decades.
  • Manafort Wants

    Manafort Wants "No Cooperation" Plea Deal

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    Prosecutors said he evaded taxes on $16 million laundered through shell companies overseas. File image of Robert Mueller . ABC reached out to a spokesperson for Manafort and a representative for the special counsel's office. He was one of three Trump associates present at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer, arranged after Donald Trump Jr. "I don't think he has any information that would hurt the president", Giuliani told Reuters .
  • US F-22 fighter jets intercept Russian bombers shut to Alaska

    US F-22 fighter jets intercept Russian bombers shut to Alaska

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    The US military said on September 11 two Russian Tupolev Tu-95 nuclear-capable bombers flew close to the west coast of Alaska. The state-run Russian news agency TASS reported Wednesday that Tu-95 bombers practiced launching strategic nuclear cruise missiles that destroyed ground targets at a training base in Buryatia, a region of Russia north of Mongolia.
  • Trump Denies Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Toll

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    The report came almost a year after a much-maligned visit to Puerto Rico by Trump two weeks after Maria, where he implied that residents should be "proud" that the official death toll at the time was just 16 people, far lower than that of a "real catastrophe, like Katrina".
  • Tory MPs step up talks on ousting Theresa May

    Tory MPs step up talks on ousting Theresa May

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    Supporters of Brexit acknowledge there may be some short-term pain for the UK's $2.9 trillion economy but say it will prosper in the long term when cut free from the EU which they cast as a failing German-dominated experiment in European integration.
  • Manafort to cooperate with Mueller investigation in plea deal

    Manafort to cooperate with Mueller investigation in plea deal

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    The meeting was described as part of the Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign. In August, Manafort was convicted at trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges that pre-dated his stint on Mr Trump's campaign and involved his work with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.
  • Hurricane Florence: Latest NOAA Updates from NHC (Sept. 13)

    Hurricane Florence: Latest NOAA Updates from NHC (Sept. 13)

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    At 11 a.m., the storm was located about 520 miles east of Myrtle Beach, S.C., moving northwest at 15 mph with 130 sustained winds, forecasters said . Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the centre. Emma Smith, meteorologist with the Exeter-based Met Office , said more details would emerge within the next day over what impact the storm might have.
  • Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

    Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

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    The US President has signed an order that allows the government to impose sanctions on any person or country that interferes with US elections. . Trump has previously faced criticism for not being tough enough against Russian Federation after the US intelligence community concluded that Moscow had influenced the 2016 presidential election, and the new measure could be an attempt to show a sign of force ahead of the upcoming midterms.
  • Almost 40 fires and explosions erupt in MA

    Almost 40 fires and explosions erupt in MA

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    Mansfield told reporters. Gov. Charlie Baker urged people to not touch their gas gauges and instead let the utility company handle it. Authorities are scrambling to shut down gas supply to stop further explosions. By later in the evening, gas meters had been shut off by Columbia Gas at about 8,600 meters, and residents were ordered to evacuate their homes. A spokeswoman for the company did not immediately return calls.
  • Suspects in Skripal poisoning 'civilians, not criminals' - Putin

    Suspects in Skripal poisoning 'civilians, not criminals' - Putin

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    BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford called Mr Putin's words a "tantalising hint" that the two men will speak "very soon". British police released a batch of photos of the the men it identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov - names that investigators said likely were aliases used for the operation.
  • What can Manafort tell Mueller? Adam Schiff offers some suggestions

    What can Manafort tell Mueller? Adam Schiff offers some suggestions

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    Suspicion also arose from the fact that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson pushed back the pretrial hearing from Wednesday to Friday with no explanation-I guess now we have our reason. Earlier this year, Manafort derided Gates, his former business partner, for striking a deal with prosecutors that provided him leniency in exchange for testimony against his former partner.
  • Rockfall at Greek beach injures tourists

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    At least seven people were injured when part of a cliff face broke away at the popular Navagio beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos, officials say. Authorities later said everyone who had arrived at the beach on tourist boats had been accounted for. Local media said witnesses reported a large rock initially fell from the cliff into the sea, creating a large wave that capsized small boats .
  • Pope Orders Inquiry Into U.S. Bishop

    Pope Orders Inquiry Into U.S. Bishop

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    Cardinal DiNardo said he wanted to present an "action plan" to the pope to facilitate reporting of abuse and misconduct by bishops. Pope Francis has launched an investigation into alleged financial irregularities involving the 550-year-old Sistine Chapel Choir.
  • Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights violations

    Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights violations

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    Bachelet's appeal for access came as New York-based Human Rights Watch said the Turkic Uighur minority faced arbitrary detentions, daily curbs on religious practice and "forced political indoctrination " in a mass security crackdown. China, via its foreign ministry, responded dismissively to the Human Rights Watch report on Monday ( transcript in Chinese , transcript in English ), and rebuked the United Nations human rights chief's requests on Tuesday (transcript in Chinese, transcript ...
  • False-Flag Chemical Attack Is Coming in Syria, Warns Russia

    False-Flag Chemical Attack Is Coming in Syria, Warns Russia

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    Writing in the Wall Street Journal , Erdogan said the West had an "obligation to stop the next bloodshed" but that regime allies Moscow and Tehran were "likewise responsible for stopping this humanitarian disaster". Turkey already has sheltered more than 3 million Syrian refugees and fears that a large-scale military operation in Idlib could lead to the influx of some 2 million more.
  • 6 people are dead after shooting spree in California

    6 people are dead after shooting spree in California

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    Police say that the incident began when the shooting suspect and his wife entered the trucking company facilities and confronted another male. Youngblood said it's not known if that was the catalyst for the violence, but he said it carries the implications of domestic violence.
  • U.S. Identifies Remains of Two Service Members Returned From North Korea

    U.S. Identifies Remains of Two Service Members Returned From North Korea

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    However, according to director of scientific analysis at the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, John Byrd among the undergoing remains review that at the moment the family members will not be notified at first. North Korea turned over 55 boxes of what could be US remains after the June summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .
  • Rohingya crisis 'could have handled better better'

    Rohingya crisis 'could have handled better better'

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    The country's de facto leader acknowledged that the brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority - which the United Nations has cast as "genocide" - could have been "handled better", but insisted the two reporters had been treated fairly. The ferocity of that crackdown has thrust Myanmar into a firestorm of criticism as Western goodwill evaporates towards a country ruled by a ruthless junta until 2015.