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Microsoft's battle with U.S. government hits Supreme Court

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals eventually ruled that the company didn't have to provide the data. Already, Google Inc. and Yahoo, acquired by Verizon Communications Inc., have stopped complying with search warrants for emails and other user data stored outside the country, the Justice Department said. [Full Article...]

New Austrian leader 'will be Europe's youngest head of government'

New Austrian leader 'will be Europe's youngest head of government' AfD finished third and made parliament for the first time. The party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, was the clear victor at 31.6 percent after more than 99 percent of the votes were counted. But Austrian media reported Sunday that both parties were already involved in behind-the-scene talks, with the People's Party putting a "generous offer" on the table. [Full Article...]

Kurdistan region says Iraqi forces preparing major attack in oil-rich Kirkuk

Kurdistan region says Iraqi forces preparing major attack in oil-rich Kirkuk In 2014, when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) swept through areas north and west of Baghdad , many units of the Iraqi army collapsed and Kurdish Peshmerga forces stepped in to take over. Kurdish peshmerga troops who are defending the area are also USA -armed and trained. "The orders are to surround K1 and oil fields and stop and call on the Kurdish forces to retreat", said one o... [Full Article...]

Hertha Berlin 'Take A Knee' As Show Of Solidarity With NFL Protests

Players in the NFL and elsewhere have protested racial injustice by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. Hertha Berlin players and coaches "took a knee" before their game against Schalke. In the last few weeks the campaign against racism and for equality in the U.S. has taken a big step forward as more and more National Football League players have followed Colin Kaepernick in t... [Full Article...]

Brexit talks impasse was inevitable, says Gerry Adams

Brexit talks impasse was inevitable, says Gerry Adams But he added that there has not been enough progress on the overall withdrawal discussions to allow them to move to the next stage. But Johnson said Britain had "set out what we think are some pretty convincing ideas" on issues including the rights of citizens affected by Brexit and the financial settlement the United Kingdom must make in order to leave. [Full Article...]

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she will not run for governor

Ms. Collins, a Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1996, has become a thorn in the side of President Trump, for whom she did not vote. Fortunately for the Democrats, however, Collins has reportedly decided against a gubernatorial bid, meaning she'll remain in the Senate, barring unforeseen circumstances, at least until her current term is up in 2020. [Full Article...]

Nanded poll defeat: BJP tries to zero in on reasons

Nanded poll defeat: BJP tries to zero in on reasons Shiv Sena had won 84 seats while the BJP won 82 in the BMC polls held in February this year. With the joining of six MNS councillors, the Shiv Sena's tally in the BMC will be now 90. "We have demanded that Konkan commissioner, police commissioner and the Anti- Corruption Bureau investigate the matter and initiate action against the the mastermind of this episode", he said. [Full Article...]

EC won't tell us poll date yet

EC won't tell us poll date yet After the announcement of state assembly elections on Thursday, the Election Commission of India has enforced the Model code of conduct with immediate effect. The normal EC practice is that dates for elections held within about 150 days are announced together. Conventionally, the EC announces polling dates for assemblies going for polls within weeks of each other on the same day. [Full Article...]

Three people killed in skydiving accident at Mission Beach, Queensland

Two men aged in their 30s and a woman in her 50s are believed to have collided while skydiving near Cairns in northeastern Australia, police said. The company said skydiving operations have been suspended at Mission Beach while authorities investigate the incident. An eyewitness told Cairns News that he saw one skydiver fall to the ground without their parachute released. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Ophelia Moving At Snail's Pace To Northeast

Hurricane Ophelia Moving At Snail's Pace To Northeast Hurricane Ophelia is now raging at 90mph over the northeastern Atlantic and could strengthen further over the next couple of days, according to the NHC. Ophelia will get caught in the "westerlies", the jet-stream-powered flow that moves mid-latitude weather from west to east, over the weekend as it passes Portugal and Spain and heads towards Ireland. [Full Article...]

Indian Supreme Court rules child bride sex is rape

Indian Supreme Court rules child bride sex is rape If the honourable court and our elected representatives are of the view that recognising marital rape would lead to destabilisation of marriage, how is it different for an underage? Child marriage is illegal in India, but remains widespread throughout the country, especially in rural areas. [Full Article...]

Ex-Soccer Star and Vice President Lead in Liberia Presidential Vote

Ex-Soccer Star and Vice President Lead in Liberia Presidential Vote Weah, a former Fifa World Footballer of the Year, has failed in two previous attempts to become the country's president. "I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia, George Weah", said Wenger in a press conference . [Full Article...]

Trump lays out new Iran strategy Friday, complicating European ties

Trump lays out new Iran strategy Friday, complicating European ties News reported the White House briefed lawmakers Wednesday on the pending decision and those who left were convinced the Obama-era nuclear deal would get decertified. It's not clear whether America's European allies would go along with a renegotiation, either. Speaking at an worldwide conference on enhancing nuclear safety in Rome, Salehi said that Washington's recent "delusionary negative post... [Full Article...]

Hamas and Fatah sign unity deal

Hamas and Fatah sign unity deal Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reportedly come to a reconciliation deal which will allow the latter to resume control of the Gaza Strip. Egypt has previously attempted to help Hamas and Fatah create a united government for Gaza and the West Bank. The official was referring to the diplomatic Quartet on Middle East peace, which includes the United Nations, the United States, the E... [Full Article...]

House intel committee will release Russian-funded Facebook ads

House intel committee will release Russian-funded Facebook ads This will be a long talked about topic, and as the investigation unfolds, there will no doubt be more to come. Facebook , along with Twitter, alleges that its ads were purchased by a Kremlin-affiliated content farm known as the Internet Research Agency, based in St. [Full Article...]

Why Alibaba Is Spending $15 Billion On 'Disruptive Technology'

Why Alibaba Is Spending $15 Billion On 'Disruptive Technology' The research and development (R&D) unit leading the initiative, set to spend the money over three years, the Wall Street Journal says (paywall), is called the Alibaba Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum, and Outlook (DAMO). An advisory board, consisting of researchers and educators from various top universities such as MIT will guide the program. For example, Alibaba will work wit... [Full Article...]

' We're on the Right Path': Trump Responds to Senator Corker's WWIII Accusations

As Trump looks for his first major legislative victory, Corker's vote will be crucial on issues such as the coming tax overhaul bill. Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon called on Corker to resign, while House Budget Chairman Diane Black (R-Tenn.) took Trump's side over her home state colleague. [Full Article...]

North Korean hackers allegedly probing USA utilities for weaknesses

Such flights by the powerful aircraft based in Guam incense the North, which claims they are preparation for war; Pyongyang has threatened to send missiles into the waters around Guam. Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Weinstein accusations

Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Weinstein accusations Weinstein was sacked Sunday from the Weinstein Co. Her statement made no mention of the donations. Weinstein donated $46, 350 to Clinton during her run for president He also gave approximately $100,0001 to $250, 000 to the Clinton Foundation through June 2017, reported Fox News . [Full Article...]

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga quits election rerun

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga quits election rerun Nasa is taking that Supreme Court interpretation as the launch-pad for its contention that a new election must be conducted starting from nominations of candidates. Since the elections of August 8, Kenya has been on edge. The IEBC would then go ahead and hold the election by printing the ballots with the Nasa candidate therein and supervise voting on October 26 and thereafter declare a victor. [Full Article...]


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