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UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday firing its rockets at the U.S. mainland was "inevitable" after U.S. President Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man", in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over the North's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program. [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: Reuters: Top Stories
Fire crews rescued two people who were trapped in the Blackpool property after the "large" blast. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor met with mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday as a dam in the U.S. territory's northwest threatened to collapse from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday that he had been disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, adding to a downbeat reception from France ahead of the resumption of Brexit negotiations next week. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement intensified on Saturday although U.S. negotiators looked set to once again withhold proposals for one of the Trump administration's most challenging issues. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Philippe Coutinho scores for the first time this season and Jamie Vardy sees his penalty saved as Liverpool survive a Leicester fightback. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump had made “our rockets' visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable” by calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man". [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Anthony is leaving New York, in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round draft pick, according to an N.B.A. official briefed on the negotiations. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to suspend the search for survivors of an earlier, bigger tremor. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday, in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Manchester United ask police for help to identify fans who sang a controversial song about Romelu Lukaku in the win at Southampton. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Great Britain could finish in the top 10 of the World Championships men's road race if "everything" goes their way, says coach Rod Ellingworth. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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The move is to show the US "has many military options to defeat any threat", the Pentagon says. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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With tensions rising between Washington and Pyongyang, North Korea's neighbors are finding diminishing room for diplomacy. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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After the home lost power to its air-conditioning, 11 of its residents died. Records and interviews show a preventable descent into chaos. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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The seismic activity of Tuesday's earthquake differed from a far more devastating quake in 1985. Enforcement of stronger building codes is lax. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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A tremor sends people running into the streets and halts searches for survivors of Tuesday's quake. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - At the entrance to the United Nations building in New York a sign advertises an upcoming party to celebrate the end of the annual gathering of world leaders. Next to it a weathered box with crumpled papers urges people to donate for Syrian refugees. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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The contest between Senator Luther Strange and Roy Moore, an evangelical firebrand, is the most significant test yet of President Trump's power to sway the party's conservative base. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Basketball star Lebron James calls US President Donald Trump "bum" over comments he made about fellow player Steph Curry. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Manchester City hammer Crystal Palace with Raheem Sterling scoring twice as the Eagles' wait for a league goal this season goes on. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Wakefield beat Wigan to climb to fifth in the final Super League table, finishing higher than the 2016 champions. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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Less than five months before Janet Yellen's term as Fed chairwoman expires, she's being considered for a second term. But so are several others. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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The baby boys, who were two of a set of triplets, were found not breathing at a house in Bridgend. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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For reasons more practical than ideological, the health care world has united to stop the effort by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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The data breach highlighted just how entrenched the credit bureau is in the lives of Americans, and consumers' lack of control over their personal information. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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The highly charged remarks, made during a rally in Alabama, led to criticism from the league's commissioner and an outcry from players. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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In a region that relies on visitors, hurricanes left tourism on some islands ‘in a coma.' The threat of a long-term slump looms, complicating efforts to rebuild. [...]
2017-Sep-23
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A Rohingya camp for internally displaced persons in Rakhine State. Photo by Mathias Eick. Source: Flickr page of EU/ECHO (CC BY-ND 2.0) On September 19, 2017, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a widely anticipated speech in front of diplomats, United Nations officials, and members of the media to [...]
2017-Sep-23
Source: Global Voices
Earlier
Georgian Policemen on Duty. Photo by Flickr user jb via Wikimedia Commons. (CC BY 2.0) by JUSTINE DOODY The following article was written for Bertelsmann Stiftung's Transformation Index (BTI) and published on Global Voices with permission. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Global Voices. On June 10, [...]
2017-Sep-22
Source: Global Voices
The Saudi capital Riyadh at night. Photo shared by user apriltan18 on Pixabay under a Creative Commons Licence (CC0) After more than four years of heavy censorship, Saudi Arabia has eased restrictions on the use of internet-based call and messaging (VoIP) applications. In a tweet on 13 September, Saudi minister of communication [...]
2017-Sep-22
Source: Global Voices
A screenshot of one of the “Ask the President” videos on Facebook. The president of Mozambique, a country where less than 5% of the population has internet access, has adopted a new method of communicating with citizens online, named “Ask the President”. Filipe Nyusi has held the top office since 2015, coming [...]
2017-Sep-22
Source: Global Voices
The Petrotrin oil refinery in Trinidad. Photo by Marc Aberdeen, CC BY-ND 2.0. At a recent gathering of her political party, the United National Congress (UNC), Trinidad and Tobago's leader of the opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, made a stunning allegation: that A&V Oil and Gas Limited, which supplies crude oil to the [...]
2017-Sep-22
Source: Global Voices
Citizen rescuers take a leading role in supporting earthquake victims. Rescue crews photographed in Mexico City, September 19, 2017. Photograph used with permission. Mexico is just beginning to tally the damage caused by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook central Mexico, including the capital as well as the states of Morelos [...]
2017-Sep-21
Source: Global Voices
“[This] is a self-portrait with a half-finished face, and the other half is sliced, showing the muscles, tendons and mucous membranes. It's an anatomical analysis, which means that what is essential is not visible to the eye. Europeans, Africans and Asians are all equal under that which is so politicized [...]
2017-Sep-21
Source: Global Voices
Photo courtesy of Michelle Le/Mountain View Voice. Reprinted with permission. This post by Lynne Peeples was originally published on Ensia.com, a magazine that highlights international environmental solutions in action, and is republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement When Jane Horton bought her dream 800-square-foot farmhouse in 1975, she thought little [...]
2017-Sep-21
Source: Global Voices
Omid Sharifi: Afghans paint Nancy Dupree, calling her “My hero. The honest Guardian of Afghanistan's culture.” American historian Nancy Dupree spent half a century working to preserve Afghanistan's heritage from the ravages of the Soviet invasion, the civil war and the Taliban era. Her Herculean efforts were not forgotten by the [...]
2017-Sep-21
Source: Global Voices
Critics say the move is for President Museveni to rule for life.President Yoweri Museveni. Photo by Foreign And Commonwealth Office via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) President Yoweri Museveni is 73 years old. He has ruled Uganda for 31 years and is ineligible to stand for another term in 2021 as he [...]
2017-Sep-21
Source: Global Voices