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Global US Government Discourages Travel To Cuba Amid Health Scare
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Several U.S. lawmakers have called on the administration to expel all Cuban diplomats . As a result of the estimated 60% drawdown, the Havana embassy will provide only emergency services to US citizens. "The United States don't need to have any relationship with Cuba ", says Nieto. Cuba described his comments as "unacceptable and meddling". So henceforth the US embassy , which only reopened in 2015 after a 50-year closure, will handle only emergency matters, such as serving the ...

Global Ikea to buy TaskRabbit
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Ikea would will add capital to the company, although that amount is unknown. "And department store operator Kohl's will soon offer services at about a dozen stores through a deal with online retailer Amazon , which would let Kohl's shoppers hire someone to install products at their homes".

Global Former soldier Henry Bolton elected as new leader of Ukip
Author: 0 Former soldier Henry Bolton elected as new leader of Ukip

Based in Folkestone, the former soldier and police officer was considered to be a front-runner in the contest and had seen the odds on him winning fall dramatically in recent weeks. Mr Bolton said he believes in "old-fashioned, classical liberalism", but feels it has "lost its way a bit". Asked whether Ukip had avoided becoming the "UK Nazi Party", referring to comments he made in the campaign, Mr Bolton told a press conference: "Absolutely, yes".

Global Illinois Republicans Split Over Abandoning Rauner After Abortion Bill
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Rezin said the state could not afford providing women on Medicaid and state employees with abortions. "If Roe v. Wade were overturned. women would not stop having abortions". Or would he risk everything to do what he believed was right? So he made promises, even to the cardinal, that he ultimately could not keep. "And now, as far as re-election, I don't think he has a chance".

Global Iraq's flight ban on Kurds goes into effect
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UAE-based Air Arabia and low-priced carrier FlyDubai said they would also suspend flights, while Doha-based Qatar Airways announced that it would comply with the civil aviation authority's ruling. The State Department said it was "deeply disappointed" the vote had gone ahead. Turkey, which has threatened to impose sanctions on the Kurds, said its border with northern Iraq remained open, although it may not remain so.

Global McConchie dismayed by Rauner's change of heart on abortion funding measure
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Asked what the bill signing meant for his chances of a second term, Mr. Rauner said that he was doing what he thought was right and that "politics is politics". Rauner, who is up for re-election in 2018, said earlier this year that he would veto the controversial measure and try to work on a Republican-friendly compromise.

Global Former Thai PM Yingluck seeking asylum in UK
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Yingluck had faced up to 10 years in prison for her role in the rice-buying scheme, introduced in 2011, which pledged to pay farmers well above the market rate for their crops. Pol Gen Srivara said that Pol Col Chairit had not faced a charge, pending the examination of DNA evidence collected from the Toyota auto and the former prime minister's house on Soi Yothin Pattana 3 in Bangkok .

Global Former Thai PM Yingluck seeking asylum in UK
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Yingluck had faced up to 10 years in prison for her role in the rice-buying scheme, introduced in 2011, which pledged to pay farmers well above the market rate for their crops. Pol Gen Srivara said that Pol Col Chairit had not faced a charge, pending the examination of DNA evidence collected from the Toyota auto and the former prime minister's house on Soi Yothin Pattana 3 in Bangkok .

Global Abortion Access bill wins thanks to Rauner but causes backlash
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The governor took pains to say that he respected the religious and moral arguments against abortion, but that he personally supported abortion rights and that his efforts to broker a compromise on the bill had failed. I share the deep and profound disappointment of mothers, fathers and families across IL who stand for the sanctity of life and the principle of limited government.

Global Abortion Access bill wins thanks to Rauner but causes backlash
Author: 0 Abortion Access bill wins thanks to Rauner but causes backlash

The governor took pains to say that he respected the religious and moral arguments against abortion, but that he personally supported abortion rights and that his efforts to broker a compromise on the bill had failed. I share the deep and profound disappointment of mothers, fathers and families across IL who stand for the sanctity of life and the principle of limited government.

Global Abortion Access bill wins thanks to Rauner but causes backlash
Author: 0 Abortion Access bill wins thanks to Rauner but causes backlash

The governor took pains to say that he respected the religious and moral arguments against abortion, but that he personally supported abortion rights and that his efforts to broker a compromise on the bill had failed. I share the deep and profound disappointment of mothers, fathers and families across IL who stand for the sanctity of life and the principle of limited government.

Global Governor Rauner To Sign Abortion Bill
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NARAL Pro-Choice America applauded Rauner's move Thursday. Gov. Rauner, a Republican serving his first term, has openly supported abortion rights but has also assured pro-lifers that he would veto House Bill 40 . "While I disagree with the governor on this, we must focus on our areas of agreement - enacting real reforms we need to turn IL around". But now, by signing HB 40 , he is forcing IL taxpayers to pay for abortions.

Global Uber boss to meet London transport chief
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Theresa May has hit out at Transport for London's decision not to renew Uber's operating licence in London . "Irrespective of whether we did everything that is being said about us in London today (and to be clear, I don't think we did), it really matters what people think of us".

Global Turkey stops training Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga after independence vote
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At Irbil International airport, hundreds of passengers lined up for flights out of the Kurdish region in the hours before the central government's flight ban took effect Friday evening. The KRG also vowed to take legal measures to counter recent decisions by the Iraqi parliament, which on Wednesday asked Mr Abadi to send troops to the oil-rich Kirkuk region and other disputed areas now controlled by Kurdish forces.

Global Former Thai PM sentenced to 5 years in rice scheme
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Deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Thursday that the foreign ministry received assurances from the United Arab Emirates that Yingluck would not interfere with Thai politics from overseas. It was the first public assertion by top regime leaders about former leader's whereabouts since she fled the country just days before her verdict was originally to be read on August 25.

Global Putin: Syrian agreements collective success of Russian Federation and Turkey
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Erdogan said that the two sides had reaffirmed their determination to work closely and show a "joint will" to end the Syria conflict. On the Russian side, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov , presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, energy minister Alexander Novak, chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, deputy minister of agriculture Yevgeny Gromyko, presidential envoy for the Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentiev, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, head of ...

Global Grant funding, new technology led to arrest in 'clown murder'
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Investigators from Palm Beach County and Washington County in Virginia said she was behind the so-called clown murder in the community of Wellington 27 years ago. She waived extradition on Wednesday. Her son heard the gunfire and found his mother bleeding to death. "We've only got one shot". Investigators haven't said whether Michael Warren will face charges.

Global Saudi Women Driving Ban Lifted
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The ultra-religious state has always been seen an unenviable place to live for women. Uber and Careem ride hailing services - what will be the impact on their business in Saudi Arabia once women are allowed to get behind the wheel? They can vote in local elections - Women first cast ballots during municipal election in 2015 and were also allowed to campaign for public office.

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Author: 0 "Megan Kelly Today" Lines Up Big Guests for New Show

The segment with Liette was branded as a "Settle for More " story, the same name as Kelly's memoir released in November that detailed her upbringing and some of her time at Fox News , including an unwanted sexual advance from former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes (who denied the claims).

Global US Rep. Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Sexting Scandal
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Earlier this year, Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor as part of a deal, in an attempt to reduce the crime's average 10-year sentence. The defense requested that Weiner be held at a prison in Westchester to be closer to his son. Over the next few hours Weiner exchanged messages with her that ranged "from the mundane to the provocative".

Global Should Kurdistan break off from Iraq? We asked young voters
Author: 0 Should Kurdistan break off from Iraq? We asked young voters

Also Sunday, Iran closed its airspace to flights taking off from Iraq's Kurdish region following a request from Baghdad . The zones disputed between the Kurds and the federal government in Baghdad are not part of the three provinces in northern Iraq that form the autonomous Kurdish area.

Global This hulking usher stopped a church shooter from killing more
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Leshea White, center, and Kimberly Stallworth hug their uncle, Roger Bracey, who was at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ when shots were fired on Sunday in Antioch, Tenn. Minerva Rosa, who was inside the church when the shooting started, told reporters Sunday the gunman was silent when he opened fire. Engle's grandmother said she's proud of him.

Global Spain sends more police to Catalonia to block referendum
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Spanish officials had accused the Mossos (troopers) of not doing enough to disrupt preparations for the October 1 vote. An Interior Ministry statement said the extra police would provide backing for the Catalan regional police, who are also under orders to prevent the staging of the referendum .

Global China's central bank tells banks to stop doing business with North Korea
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Although he failed to work out a deal to limit North Korea's missile program at the time, his visit helped restore links with Pyongyang , which had been neglected after the fall of the Soviet Union. Trump's new order has put the onus on banks and other firms to find out whether the businesses they're dealing with have any kind of North Korean connection.

Global West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry: My best teammate...?
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Take our quiz and find out. So it may be tough to beat and the longer I can go it will be tougher as well. Now at West Bromwich Albion , the 36-year-old midfielder is a model of professionalism, dedication and durability, his career arguably never receiving the credit it has fully deserved .

Global New Zealand's ruling National Party regains wide lead over Labour
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Neither will secure enough seats needed to form government outright, so will need to form a Coalition government with help from a minor party. Prime Minister Bill English , who oversaw a disastrous election loss for the National Party in 2002, became leader previous year after his predecessor John Key's shock resignation.

Global Trump says U.S. to target firms doing business with North Korea
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Shares of Posco fell more than 4 per cent and the sub-index for iron, steel and metal was down as much as 3.7 per cent following media reports that the United States said it would impose tariffs on South Korean steel. According to its website, the first quake - with a 2.6 magnitude occurred at 12:43 a.m. ET. Should North Korea detonate an H-bomb over the Pacific, she added, it would be an "unprecedented act of aggression".

Global Protesters Ejected From Erdogan's New York Speech
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As security escorted the protesters out, nearby Erdogan supporters beat the protesters, including delivering several blows to the head of one man. Turkish media present at the event reported that the protesters carried signs that read, "You are a terrorist " in English.

Global Tillerson, Zarif in first meeting with partners on Iran nuclear deal
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Trump was asked several times on Wednesday whether he'd reached a decision. Iran's foreign minister responded to Trump's speech on Twitter, calling it "ignorant" and belonging "in the medieval times". "And we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear programme". The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

Global Curfew imposed in Kirkuk before Kurdish independence vote
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Iraq's Kurdish region plans to hold the referendum on support for independence from Iraq on September 25 in three governorates that make up their autonomous region, and in disputed areas controlled by Kurdish forces but which are claimed by Baghdad .

Global Pakistan has uprooted all militant sanctuaries in the region: PM Abbasi
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He claimed, "Pakistan is a responsible global citizen, and we've shown a responsibility on the ground with this huge war on terror that we've been fighting for the last 15 years". "No, no. We can not condone that". He mentioned the large scale military operation launched by the Pakistan army against the terrorists and said over 200,000 of its troops were on the hunt for any miscreants.

Global Nancy Pelosi Joins Asian American Leaders in Denouncing DACA
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Laith Ocean, a 20-year-old Northern California junior college student who was among the protesters who shut down Pelosi's event Monday, said Wednesday that the students had acted to make their voices heard. Trump has denied a deal was made but tweeted his support for it eventually happening, writing, "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?" One small sign that Trump actually wants to be more than a ...

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