• 20,000 pallets of bottled water going to waste in Puerto Rico
20,000 pallets of bottled water going to waste in Puerto Rico

Trump continued to cast doubt on the final death toll from Hurricane Maria on Friday, and distorted an academic study that estimated 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico in the months after the storm. "And I gotta say, man, thank you for helping us". FEMA reports that more than 99 percent of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) and...

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  • Track Hurricane Florence With These Tools
Track Hurricane Florence With These Tools

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued. Pieces of ripped-apart buildings flew through the air. Massive power outages were reported , and downtown streets had fallen trees, broken storefront windows and damaged street signs.

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  • Georgia under state of emergency ahead of hurricane
Georgia under state of emergency ahead of hurricane

Florence is now a powerful Category 3 storm with winds of 125mph, and is expected to strengthen before making landfall along the Carolina coast later this week. In South Carolina, close to the Georgia line, Beaufort County emergency chief Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst just in case.

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  • EU Court: British mass surveillance program violated human rights law
EU Court: British mass surveillance program violated human rights law

The case - which joined together three separate challenges - considered three aspects of the UK's spying laws: the regime for bulk interception of communications (under section 8 (4) of RIPA); the system for collection communications data (under Chapter II of RIPA); and the intelligence sharing programme.

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  • Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm
Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm

Though Florence's shrieking winds diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, forecasters said the sheer size of the 350-mile-wide storm and its painfully slow progress across North and SC in the coming days could leave much of the region under water.

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  • Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort close to plea deal with Robert Mueller
Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort close to plea deal with Robert Mueller

Manafort, a longtime Republican political consultant who also worked for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine, was convicted last month at trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on eight counts of bank and tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.

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  • Russian bombers were intercepted near Alaska
Russian bombers were intercepted near Alaska

This is the second similar interception this month after American fighter jets briefly escorted Russian bombers west of Alaska on September 1. "The Russian aircraft remained in global airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace", NORAD said .

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  • Hurricane Florence Approaches US East Coast
Hurricane Florence Approaches US East Coast

Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, Lenoir County authorities said, and the governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain.

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  • Britain to publish more 'no deal' Brexit advice papers
Britain to publish more 'no deal' Brexit advice papers

There are two types of IDP required by European Union countries, depending on whether they have ratified the 1949 or 1968 conventions on road traffic. Emerging from talks between the United Kingdom and devolved administrations on Brexit that also focused on no-deal preparations, the Scottish Government's constitutional relations secretary warne...

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  • White House says Manafort plea is 'totally unrelated' to Trump's 'victorious' campaign
White House says Manafort plea is 'totally unrelated' to Trump's 'victorious' campaign

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election drags on, more and more members of Trump's circle are getting pulled into the wreckage. At the moment, there's no indication of what information Manafort might share with the special counsel's office. The allegations ...

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  • Tourists at Greek island of Zakynthos injured after cliff collapses on beach
Tourists at Greek island of Zakynthos injured after cliff collapses on beach

According to BBC News, at least seven people were injured. Coast guard officials told the Evening Standard that those hurt had not sustained any life-threatening injuries. He described the aftermath as "chaos", with families and children running to get to safety on the boats . While so far, no one has been found, they said they were continui...

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  • Trump signs order on sanctions for US election meddling
Trump signs order on sanctions for US election meddling

Bolton said that the executive order, entitled "Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election", would "protect the USA against interference in our elections and the political process more broadly".

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  • Boston gas explosions: Panicked neighbourhoods evacuate
Boston gas explosions: Panicked neighbourhoods evacuate

Mansfield said. "The least informed and the last to act has been Columbia Gas", he said of the utility's response. Authorities are blaming over-pressurized gas lines and previously told all residents with Columbia Gas service in those areas to evacuate.

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  • MPs to reject British PM's Brexit deal: ex-minister
MPs to reject British PM's Brexit deal: ex-minister

Theresa May should leave office once she has agreed a Brexit deal with Brussels and steered it through parliament, according to her former policy chief. "After a weekend in which Boris Johnson , former United Kingdom foreign secretary, lambasted Mrs May's Brexit strategy as wrapping "a suicide vest around the British constitution", any positive si...

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  • EU chief aims to boost euro's role in world markets
EU chief aims to boost euro's role in world markets

Furthermore, in today's world Europe can't have the reassurance that the commitments started in the past will still be respected in the future. (...) The geopolitical situation makes this Europe's hour: "the time for European sovereignty has come", Juncker said .

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  • Vostok War Games 2018 - how anxious should the West be?
Vostok War Games 2018 - how anxious should the West be?

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia's military forces in the country's east were on high alert ahead of a five-day "snap inspection" of troops to pave the way for the massive exercised called Vostok-2018. The Chinese claimed the operation was not " directed against any third party " but said it was aimed at focusing on "defences, firepow...

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  • 'Naive' to expect quick settling of island dispute with Japan: Putin
'Naive' to expect quick settling of island dispute with Japan: Putin

Abe praised his meeting with Xi, saying they held "highly significant talks regarding Japan-China relations and the various issues that we face together". "Shinzo said let's change approaches". "We've been trying to solve the territorial dispute for 70 years". As Donald Trump continues to up the ante on a trade war, with the USA president rec...

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  • Putin: 2 Men Suspected by United Kingdom for Spy Poisoning Not Criminals
Putin: 2 Men Suspected by United Kingdom for Spy Poisoning Not Criminals

British authorities charged Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov this month with the March attack on Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury. Putin also said that if the poison used were really a chemical warfare agent, death would have been instantaneous. Now Britain's near blanket surveillance coverage is being hailed as ...

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  • European Parliament vote to sanction Hungary is blackmail
European Parliament vote to sanction Hungary is blackmail

The vote represents a particular challenge for EPP head Manfred Weber , a German, since he announced his bid for the presidency of the EU's executive Commission next year. " Viktor Orban's government has been leading the charge against European values by silencing independent media, replacing critical judges, and putting academia on a leash", ...

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  • Former Trump manager Manafort to plead guilty in Mueller probe: court documents
Former Trump manager Manafort to plead guilty in Mueller probe: court documents

The charges do not involve Manafort's work for U.S. president Donald Trump . A court filing Friday shows a plea hearing is set for later in the morning. Manafort was lobbying on behalf of a pro-Russian party in Ukraine, the Party of Regions, and was credited of resuscitating the career of its leader, Viktor Yanukovych, who won the presidency in ...

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