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Global Media Syrian troops encircle last Islamic State-held town
Author: 0 Syrian troops encircle last Islamic State-held town

Sana news agency said Syrian and Iraqi forces had met on the border and the town had been surrounded. The Iraq Report is a weekly feature at The New Arab . Croft revealed that aircraft has yet to be moved out of Iraq and Syria. According to Al-Abadi, Iraqi forces are now in control of oil refineries in the north.

Global Media US, Chinese companies sign contracts during Trump visit
Author: 0 US, Chinese companies sign contracts during Trump visit

His criticism of the country's major trade partners in Asia may win him support back home from those who believe his claim that unfair trade practices have stripped jobs and wealth from the United States "decade after decade, trade deficit upon trade deficit", as he said in March.

Global Media United States judge issues gag order in Manafort case
Author: 0 United States judge issues gag order in Manafort case

The ruling applied to all participants in the case, including the parties, potential witnesses and attorneys. Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were arraigned in federal court in Washington last week on a 12-count indictment that accused them of conspiring to launder money, failing to disclose foreign bank accounts and failing to register as foreign agents of Ukraine's former pro-Russian government.

Global Media Obama gets dismissed from jury duty in Chicago
Author: 0 Obama gets dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

He came in and greeted the prospective jurors on both side of the panels. However people can be dismissed for jury due to economic hardship or if they work full time for the army, emergency services or the U.S. Obama, who now resides in Washington, D.C., has been active in various endeavors for his new Obama Foundation, and has also teamed with the other living former presidents in raising money for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Author: 0 US Changes Business, Travel & Trade Policy With Cuba

President Donald Trump vowed in June to ramp up pressure on Havana, saying the US gave up too much in exchange for the historic resumption of ties. "The hypocrisy of the White House ideologues is glaring", Mr Leahy said in a statement.

Global Media Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Teatro UPR has undergone prior restorations, most recently in 2006, and will undergo repairs before Hamilton's 2019 opening, including roofing and ventilation systems damaged by the category 4 storm. "When Lin said he wanted to take Hamilton to Puerto Rico and play the role again, I nearly leapt out of my chair", producer Jeffrey Seller added.

Global Media U.S. stands alone as Syria plans to join Paris climate accord
Author: 0 U.S. stands alone as Syria plans to join Paris climate accord

At a United Nations conference on climate change , Syria said Tuesday that it will sign the agreement, according to news reports . Calling it "Draconian" and "onerous", Trump in June said "the Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers - who I love - and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered ...

Global Media Texas church gunman escaped mental health facility in 2012
Author: 0 Texas church gunman escaped mental health facility in 2012

That was all while he was facing domestic abuse charges from the Air Force for assaulting his wife and fracturing his step-sons skull, according to Houston Channel 2 and WFAA 8 reports . Kelley gunned down 26 people Sunday inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs , Texas, authorities said. "He did not think that he was a good person and did not want him around his church", Tackitt said of the pastor.

Global Media First Openly Transgender Black Woman Elected to Public Office in the US
Author: 0 First Openly Transgender Black Woman Elected to Public Office in the US

She is a gender advocate who has spent the past 12 years working for different council members. In a historic win, Andrea Jenkins has secured the Ward 8 seat on the Minneapolis City Council. Jenkins' victory, according to LGBTQ advocacy groups and Harvard researcher Logan Casey , makes her the first openly black trans person ever elected for political office in the U.S.

Global Media Queen's private estate 'invested millions of pounds in offshore tax havens'
Author: 0 Queen's private estate 'invested millions of pounds in offshore tax havens'

The documents have raised questions over the investments of Conservative Party donor Lord Ashcroft , Everton FC owner Farhad Moshiri, and offshore investments made on the Queen's behalf by the Duchy of Lancaster. "The Duchys investment policy is based on advice and recommendations from our investment consultants and asset allocation rather than tax strategy", said Chris Adcock , the duchy's chief finance officer.

Global Media Trump Wants to Improve Trade With Japan in Favor of US
Author: 0 Trump Wants to Improve Trade With Japan in Favor of US

Abe says Japan is already buying a lot of defense equipment from the USA and that it plans to upgrade due to the rising tensions with North Korea . That theme is likely to be highlighted again Tuesday when Trump is in South Korea. Some on Trump's staff, including Hope Hicks and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, now the White House communications director and press secretary, respectively, told Trump to cancel the meeting, the president recalled.

Global Media Former WDBJ Roanoke Anchor Chris Hurst Wins Virginia Election
Author: 0 Former WDBJ Roanoke Anchor Chris Hurst Wins Virginia Election

Alison and Adam Ward's murder on television shocked the country and set me on a different path. "It made me want to stay in no place other than in southwest Virginia and Appalachia, but I couldn't stay at the station anymore", he said. Pulaski voters selected Yost, 1,029 votes to Hurst's 869. Hurst told The Guardian he was interested in things like temporary restrictions on gun ownership and narrow policies to curb the risk of violence among those most likely to commit violence.

Global Media No. 2 Senate Republican to introduce background check bill
Author: 0 No. 2 Senate Republican to introduce background check bill

Cornyn told reporters Tuesday that he's talked with Democratic Senators Chris Murphy, Jeanne Shaheen and Martin Heinrich "and I think we are interested in trying to find a way to work together to deal with improving the background check system and fixing these holes".

Global Media Dallas Man Arrested After Making Threats At White House
Author: 0 Dallas Man Arrested After Making Threats At White House

The authorities added Arega "was immediately detained by Secret Service uniformed division officers and subsequently arrested without incident". It's not clear how he was planning to "kill all white police", or anyone for that matter, because he was unarmed.

Author: 0 Federer's advice to Murray: 'Get fit, take your time'

News of the new arrival came less than a day after Sir Andy welcomed tennis great Roger Federer to Scotland for the first time to compete in his annual charity event. "I made probably a bit of a mistake trying to get ready for the US Open but it was the last major of the year and I wanted to give it a go", he said.

Global Media Putin, Trump Likely to Meet in Vietnam
Author: 0 Putin, Trump Likely to Meet in Vietnam

Yuri Ushakov, a Putin foreign affairs advisor, said "there are things to discuss and we are ready for it". She wrote: " Trump can use a bilateral meeting to underscore some key messages, that the United States has specific, detailed plans to strike North Korea if it doesn't denuclearise or moves on its threats to strike the United States".

Author: 0 German court calls for third gender option in birth registry

Though intersex people are already recognized on official documents in Australia, India, New Zealand, Nepal and the United States - where the first intersex birth certificate was issued a year ago - this decision makes Germany the first in Europe.

Global Media Colin Kaepernick invited to meeting with Roger Goodell
Author: 0 Colin Kaepernick invited to meeting with Roger Goodell

Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, says league spokesman Joe Lockhart's claim that an invitation October 31 from NFL VP Troy Vincent went unanswered was false, and that Geragos countered the invitation November 1 with an offer to meet with Goodell if a mediator was present.

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