UK’s May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks

September 22, 2017

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday with a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal. Europe’s capitals and boardrooms will be watching to see if May can offer enough to EU negotiators to persuade them to move talks forward, without angering eurosceptics…

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AP Explains: Why Japan doesn’t sign nuclear arms ban treaty

September 22, 2017

Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bomb attacks, has repeatedly called for a global ban on nuclear weapons. Yet it sided with the nuclear powers and NATO in refusing to sign a treaty to ban such weapons during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. The treaty, the first of its kind, was signed Wednesday by 50 countries and would take effect if the same number of…

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Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after cutting off power to Puerto Rico

September 21, 2017

Posted September 22, 2017 00:39:10 Photo: A man tries to salvage furniture from his restaurant as Maria starts pounding down on Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Reuters: Ricardo Rojas) Hurricane Maria has lashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directly hitting Puerto Rico causing severe flooding and cutting off power to the entire island. Key points: Hurricane Maria has killed at least 10 people throughout…

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Puerto Ricans vow to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastation

September 21, 2017

CLOSE New video has surfaced showing the path of destruction left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. USA TODAY Residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico, deal with damages to their homes on September 20, 2017, as Hurricane Maria batters the island. Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday, cutting power on most of the US territory as terrified residents hunkered down in the face of the island’s worst storm…

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Trump’s big test: will his swing voters stay loyal? | US news

In his climb to the presidency, Donald Trump managed to grab 209 US counties that had voted twice for Barack Obama. Each county flipped for reasons all its own. But the overall phenomenon – of Trump eating the Democrats’ lunch in Obama districts – raised a basic question about the future of American politics: were those county results an aberration, or did they reveal an enduring shift? Eight months into…

September 21, 2017
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Crews at Mexico City school digging, listening for survivors

September 21, 2017

Classrooms became coffins at a Mexico City elementary school after a powerful earthquake collapsed a wing of the building, killing more than 20 students and leaving two of their classmates missing. Firefighters, police officers, soldiers and passersby clawed frantically through the rubble of the Colegio Enrique Rebsamen in southern Mexico City in the hours after a 7.1 magnitude temblor rumbled through the region Tuesday afternoon. Rescue workers,…

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Trump’s trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

September 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump’s threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country’s nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. In his maiden address at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump spelled out in blunt and personal terms the reasons why…

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Donald Trump wheels jumble of contradictions onto world stage at UN

September 20, 2017

Washington: March into the United Nations, name-calling and threatening destruction, and the chances are there’ll be push-back. Going one up on George W. Bush’s three-strong “axis of evil”, US President Donald Trump went after a four-strong “small group of rogue regimes” in his first speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Play Video Don’t Play Mexico quake: rescuers search for survivors Play Video Don’t Play Previous slide Next slide…

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At least 149 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

September 20, 2017

A powerful 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, killing at least 149 people and sending thousands more fleeing into the streets screaming in a country still reeling from a deadly temblor that struck less than two weeks ago. Entire apartment blocks swayed violently in the center of Mexico City, including in the historic districts of El Centro and Roma, crumbling balconies…

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Can Dual Citizens Be Good Americans? – Room for Debate

Jim Young/Reuters Despite the allure of Swiss chocolates, Michele Bachmann has decided that allegiance to two countries is too much. Is she right? Last week, Politico reported that Representative Michele Bachmann, a Republican from Minnesota, had become a Swiss citizen in March, a month after her husband, Marcus, the son of Swiss immigrants, registered with the Swiss consulate. After taking some heat in conservative circles for her dual allegiance, she…

September 19, 2017
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