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The victory in the TV debate between key candidates for the post of Chancellor, which took place on Sunday evening, September 3, was won by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel). However, she has also spoken out against costly hardware fixes for diesel engines, refused to commit to a date by when Germany should phase out fossil fuel-powered cars, as Britain and France have vowed to do by 2040, or to commit to a plan for binding quotas on electric cars.
  • USA shoots down ballistic missile in test amid recent North Korean provocations

    USA shoots down ballistic missile in test amid recent North Korean provocations

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    The missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. Gen. Sam Greaves said Wednesday's missile launch was a "key milestone". Last week, the House of Commons defence committee held a rare summer sitting to discuss the North Korea situation and to discuss whether Canada should consider joining the USA ballistic missile defence shield for North America.
  • Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters

    Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters

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    The leader of Hezbollah , Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah , on Wednesday defended the Lebanese group's involvement in an evacuation deal for Islamic State fighters from the Syria-Lebanon border to an area of eastern Syria held by Islamic State.
  • UK-based Rohingya group reacts to Myanmar atrocities

    UK-based Rohingya group reacts to Myanmar atrocities

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    The U.N. refugee agency is urging Bangladesh to give refuge to Rohingya Muslims , amid reports that people fleeing violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state are being turned away. "Shuffling all the blame on insurgents doesn't spare the Burmese government from its worldwide obligations to stop abuses and investigate alleged violations".
  • Nurse Suspected Of Killing Over 80 Patients

    Nurse Suspected Of Killing Over 80 Patients

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    In an investigation , though, police believe he's involved in another 88 deaths after analyzing patient files and exhuming more than 130 bodies in Germany , Poland and Turkey. And a investigation into neglect at the Oldenburg hospital is ongoing. Prosecutor Daniela Schiereck-Bohlemann claimed that Hoegel admitted to 30 cases in which he killed patients, AFP said.
  • Venezuelans prepare for potential U.S. 'military option' against Maduro

    Venezuelans prepare for potential U.S. 'military option' against Maduro

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    Maduro has used Trump's remarks to reinforce support for his government, which has witnessed record- low approval ratings amid an ongoing political and economic crisis . That could choke off access to NY debt markets and substantially raise the likelihood of Venezuela being forced into default. On Thursday, the president warned the armed forces not to break ranks.
  • Protest turns violent as left and right-wing groups clash

    Protest turns violent as left and right-wing groups clash

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    The event was one of several rallies that had been called for Sunday in Berkeley , a day after a controversial freedom rally planned by Gibson in San Francisco fizzled amid throngs of counterprotesters. It was expected to draw members of white supremacist and nationalist groups, but only a few far-right supporters have turned out. People at the park are also not allowed to cover their faces with scarves or bandanas.
  • Rex Tillerson draws a line between American values and Trump's values

    Rex Tillerson draws a line between American values and Trump's values

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pulled no punches Sunday in an interview where he said President Trump does not represent the nation's values. In the immediate aftermath of the events in Charlottesville , where several anti-racist counter-demonstrators were injured and one was killed, the US became the subject of widespread worldwide scrutiny and drew criticism from the U.N.'s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
  • Lebanon halts anti-IS battle at Syria border

    Lebanon halts anti-IS battle at Syria border

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    Sixty-two Lebanese soldiers have been killed by ISIL or Syria's former Al Qaeda affiliate in and around Arsal since 2013, the Lebanese army spokesman said. the deal arranged between Hezbollah and the terrorist Daesh group has been approved", Syrian state television said, citing a military source. Hezbollah has been fighting alongside troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011.
  • Close Bannon ally and fiery Trump spokesman quits

    Close Bannon ally and fiery Trump spokesman quits

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    Gorka's departure comes about a month after retired Gen. John Kelly took over as chief of staff, looking to instill order in a chaotic White House beset by internal divisions, staff infighting and a storm of controversies. Richard Painter, former chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W Bush, tweeted : "Gorka: Probably the most stupid of the alt-right in the White House".
  • Trump kicks against the Filibuster Rule once again

    Trump kicks against the Filibuster Rule once again

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    The Treasury Department has been employing emergency measures to delay default. "We need to be able to pay our debts". That could hurt the United States' credit rating, cause financial turmoil, harm the US economy and possibly trigger a recession.
  • Thousands of Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded by Hurricane Harvey

    Thousands of Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded by Hurricane Harvey

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    Carnival Breeze is spending more time in Cozumel so by the time it gets back to Galveston it could reopen, if not the ship will wait at sea until it does. The duration of your cruise will have to be shortened and the itinerary modified. "We're working with the cruise lines, the Coast Guard and the pilots to see what can be done to bring the cruise ships in as quickly but as safely as possible", Simons said in a statement.
  • What's behind Trump's sanctioning of Venezuela?

    What's behind Trump's sanctioning of Venezuela?

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    Earlier in the day, Pence met with 15 Venezuelan exiles in South Florida who said more help is needed to restore democracy in the socialist regime. Arreaza asks whether Americans "want to starve the Venezuelan people". "We will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles ", Pence said. Days after that vote, Maduro's assets were also frozen .
  • Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

    Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

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    But the US -led coalition, alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian regime , supported by Russian warplanes, have been responsible for many causalities in the "deadly labyrinth" of being fired upon from all sides in the city, Amnesty International said in a report issued Thursday.