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World News Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize
Author: 0 Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Addressing the crowd, school students implored law makers to do more when it comes to climate change . These men are the same men who scoffed at last week's climate strike where hundreds of thousands of young people took to the streets to fight for a fossil-fuel-free future.

World News Trump Administration Drastically Cuts Number Of Refugees Allowed To Enter The US
Author: 0 Trump Administration Drastically Cuts Number Of Refugees Allowed To Enter The US

With only three full days remaining in the fiscal year, the U.S.is close to the limit, with 29,972 refugees admitted, according to State Department data. "I think you might see some other entities that get to play a role in making decisions about refugees and resettlement here in the near future. and we're looking at how to alter those relationships", he said during an interview with the immigration-restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies.

World News Soyuz Spacecraft Launches New Crew to Space Station
Author: 0 Soyuz Spacecraft Launches New Crew to Space Station

UAE astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori is expected to stay aboard the ISS for eight days to carry out tests divided into three parts: scientific experiments in cooperation with worldwide partners, simple scientific experiments proposed by Emirati schoolchildren and joint educational initiatives with the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

World News Istanbul rocked by powerful 5.7 magnitude natural disaster
Author: 0 Istanbul rocked by powerful 5.7 magnitude natural disaster

Eight people were "lightly injured", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a press conference in Istanbul . The Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said the epicentre of the quake was about 70 km (44 miles) west of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea, south of the town of Silivri.

World News Ex-French president Jacques Chirac dies
Author: 0 Ex-French president Jacques Chirac dies

Jacques Chirac , who supported India after it conducted nuclear tests in 1998, died on Thursday at age 86. "President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully", Mr Salat-Baroux said. In his long political career, Chirac was derided by critics as opportunistic and impulsive. He struggled to reform France's regulated economy and failed to defuse tensions between police and minority youths that exploded into nationwide riots in 2005.

World News Global climate crisis 'beyond party politics' - teenage activist Thunberg
Author: 0 Global climate crisis 'beyond party politics' - teenage activist Thunberg

Thunberg's way of speaking - brief, forceful and backed up by well-chosen scientific data points - contrasts sharply with the style of her peers, as was apparent over the weekend during a youth summit. "Perhaps try and do something different, soften a little, be kinder, maybe even demonstrate respect to an opposing opinion with out degradation, who knows, it might feel good".

World News Boris Johnson questioned after losing majority in House of Commons
Author: 0 Boris Johnson questioned after losing majority in House of Commons

The rebel MPs defeated the government by 328 votes to 301 last night as they passed a motion paving the way for legislation to delay Brexit. "The leader of the opposition has been begging for an election for two years", he said. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said he was "delighted" that MPs had expressed a "very clear view" in favour of a law to block no deal. He said: "This Conservative Government is aggressively pursuing a damaging Brexit in unprincipled ways".

World News U.S. to stay in global postal union after reform deal reached
Author: 0 U.S. to stay in global postal union after reform deal reached

UPU Secretary-General Bishar Hussein said the deal would not kick in until July 1, 2020, for the US, when the American self-declared rates will go into effect. He said the accord would include payouts of $40 million over five years, a sum more than offset by "anywhere from 300 million to five hundred million dollars in savings and subsidies" elsewhere.

World News Cannabis made legal in Australian Capital Territory
Author: 0 Cannabis made legal in Australian Capital Territory

That makes the ACT the first among Australia's six states and two main territories to legalize cannabis for personal use . It'll come into impact from January 31, 2020. And the fact that it conflicted with commonwealth law would be confusing for police. The Law Society of the capital territory said earlier this week that police would still be able to charge someone with cannabis possession under federal law.

World News Prince Andrew says daughter Beatrice engaged
Author: 0 Prince Andrew says daughter Beatrice engaged

Another person wrote: "Payback for what she did at Eugenie's wedding!". They became engaged earlier this month during a holiday to Italy. They are expected to marry in 2020. "It's been a long time coming and you two are meant to be". Buckingham Palace released a statement today sharing the news that the couple will Wednesday, in a ceremony that will take place next year.

World News Johnson called 'deeply shocking' for 'crassness' in connecting Jo Cox to Brexit
Author: 0 Johnson called 'deeply shocking' for 'crassness' in connecting Jo Cox to Brexit

Although Mr Johnson remains determined to "get on" with Brexit at Halloween , his attorney general said yesterday that the government would comply with legislation that required him to seek a delay rather than pursue a no-deal approach. Mr Bercow said he was "very open to convening a meeting of senior colleagues for the objective of a House-wide public statement". Many of us in this place are subject to death threats and abuse every single day.

World News Trump Says Venezuelans Will End Up 'Free'
Author: 0 Trump Says Venezuelans Will End Up 'Free'

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido , who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, leaves after a session of Venezuela's National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela September 24, 2019. "The United States, under President Trump, remains a steadfast supporter of the Venezuelan people". In a statement Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham expressed confidence that the meeting would spur regional allies and the broader global community "to take ...

World News University Discovers Student Dead in Dorm for 8 Weeks
Author: 0 University Discovers Student Dead in Dorm for 8 Weeks

The victim has not been named. Stuff .co.nz reports that due to the amount of time that had transpired, a disaster victim identification team had to respond to the scene; it uses fingerprints, DNA, and dental records to arrive at an identification.

World News EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution
Author: 0 EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution

Donald Tusk, the European Council's president, last night warned Mr Johnson that he still needs to produce "realistic" plans if he wants to scrap the backstop. Parliament is returning after the court decision. Ahead of Johnson's appearance before lawmakers, his attorney-general, Geoffrey Cox, described the British parliament as "dead".

World News Intel chief to testify publicly about whistleblower case
Author: 0 Intel chief to testify publicly about whistleblower case

The rough transcript released by the White House on Wednesday showed that Trump prodded Zelenskiy to work with the USA attorney general and Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. Many Trump administration officials and allies of the President have refused to answer questions before congressional committees. Lawmakers said they need to see the complaint, as well, as they investigate the president and whether his actions were inappropriate.

World News Pakistan PM says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran
Author: 0 Pakistan PM says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran

Prime Minister Imran Khan , Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad of Malaysia participated in the trilateral talks representing their respective states. Declaring Kashmir an internationally recognised dispute, the resolution demanded of India to immediately reverse its illegal Kashmir move and give firm assurances that no changes would be brought to the disputed territory till the final settlement in line with the UN Security Council resolutions.

World News Beijing Daxing: China's huge new 'starfish' airport opens its doors
Author: 0 Beijing Daxing: China's huge new 'starfish' airport opens its doors

The airport's constructing, which is 700,000 sq. meters (the dimensions of 98 soccer fields) is reported to accommodate the world's largest terminal in a single constructing. It is expected to be able to handle 45 million passengers each year by 2021 and 72 million by 2025. About 50 foreign airlines, including British Airways and Finnair, also plan to move part of their operations to Daxing in the near future.

World News China slams Trump 'lies' on Hong Kong, treatment of Muslims
Author: 0 China slams Trump 'lies' on Hong Kong, treatment of Muslims

In the meantime, Trump said, the United States was taking in "billions and billions of dollars in tariffs". Wang urged a move away from confrontation between the two biggest global economies, saying they should cooperate for mutual benefit and for that of rest of the world.

Author: 0 Pompeo has permission from Ukraine to release transcript of call with Zelensky

Zelenskiy's address at the UN General Assembly came less than a day after a formal US House impeachment inquiry into Trump was launched - a development that was sparked partly by a July 25 phone call between the two leaders. As for CrowdStrike, Trump likely remembers the Sunnyvale, Calif. -based endpoint security vendor from its role in investigating the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

World News UN report says climate change is wreaking havoc on Earth’s oceans
Author: 0 UN report says climate change is wreaking havoc on Earth’s oceans

Sea levels will rise by as much as a full meter, more than three feet. The oceans absorb more than 90% of the excess heat from carbon pollution in the air, as well as much of the carbon dioxide itself. Nerilie Abram, of Australian National University, also said: "We see changes in all of these areas, from the tops of high mountain to the depths of the oceans and the polar region ..." "It shows how our climate is already changing and highlights the far-reaching and risky impacts that will ...

World News White House accidentally emails Trump-Ukraine talking points to Democrats
Author: 0 White House accidentally emails Trump-Ukraine talking points to Democrats

Mr Trump told Mr Zelensky that Attorney-General William Barr, the top United States law enforcement official, would reach out to him about re-opening the investigation into the Ukrainian gas company. During the call, he urged Zelensky to work with Barr to investigate "the server" and derided Mueller's public congressional testimony as "incompetent".

World News U.S. Dollar Rises After Trump,Ukraine Transcript Released
Author: 0 U.S. Dollar Rises After Trump,Ukraine Transcript Released

There are reports he repeatedly asked Zelenskiy to start an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter during the call. This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time! In the transcript, Trump asks Zelensky if he could "do us a favour" and allow Ukrainian officials to cooperate with the United States attorney general to investigate Crowdstrike , the company hired to investigate the hack of the Democratic ...

World News First Emirati astronaut is ready to launch into space
Author: 0 First Emirati astronaut is ready to launch into space

After the hatch opens, Meir will be welcomed aboard the space station by station commander Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, NASA astronauts Christina Koch , Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan , Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov.

Author: 0 Lawmakers, staff to view whistleblower complaint

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that Congress will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump . Describing his phone call, which is now the subject of three congressional investigations as Democratic calls for his impeachment rise, Trump said: 'It couldn't have been nicer and even the Ukrainian government put out a statement that that was a flawless call, there was no pressure put on them whatsoever'.

World News Netanyahu tapped to form new government
Author: 0 Netanyahu tapped to form new government

President Reuven Rivlin meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on September 23, 2019. That's what Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, is insisting upon. Netanyahu is seen as having a somewhat better chance to garner a majority but neither candidate is seen as having an easy path forward, prompting efforts to form a national unity coalition that would include ...

World News Putin Hosts Maduro As US Pressure Mounts Against Venezuelan Leader
Author: 0 Putin Hosts Maduro As US Pressure Mounts Against Venezuelan Leader

The U.S. has cut ties with the Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, sponsoring a self-declared bid for leadership by opposition-controlled National Assembly head Juan Guaidó. In addition, he accused Nicolás Maduro, whom his administration insists on ignoring as the legitimate president of Venezuela, of being under the influence of Cuba, without presenting evidence or mentioning that they are two countries economically blocked by the US Government.

World News Trump says China trade deal could happen 'sooner than you think'
Author: 0 Trump says China trade deal could happen 'sooner than you think'

Commenting on the ongoing multi-trillion dollar war between the two countries, and the damage it has caused to both countries' economies, Wang urged the United States not to interfere with China's development model. Trump said Washington was "carefully monitoring the situation in Hong Kong ". "And they want to make a deal very badly and it could happen sooner than you think".

World News Fox apologizes for 'disgraceful' comment about Thunberg
Author: 0 Fox apologizes for 'disgraceful' comment about Thunberg

President Donald Trump also mocked Thunberg in a tweet Monday. "Our leaders are like children", she said. "Join the global climate strikes on September 20-27!" and included the hashtag, Fridays for Future. Her speech quickly made headlines. Thank you @gretathunberg for giving us the much needed punch in the face, for bringing your generation together and showing us that we need to know better, do more to save what is most critical.

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