• European Union punishes Hungary with unprecedented action
European Union punishes Hungary with unprecedented action

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to sanction Hungary for neglecting norms on democracy, civil rights and corruption in a first bid to launch the punitive process of the EU treaty's Article 7 . Some politicians from other countries also defended Mr Orban's government. His typically feisty performance before EU lawmakers has boosted Orba...

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

Horry County officials told The Sun News that emergency personnel are still responding to calls and never stopped. Florence is forecast to "drop nearly double" the volume of rain over the state compared to Floyd, tweeted Ryan Maue , meteorologist for weathermodels.com.

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  • Developing Story | Pope Francis meets with bishops about the abuse crisis
Developing Story | Pope Francis meets with bishops about the abuse crisis

The Pope will meet the presidents of the Catholic bishops conferences from around the world in the Vatican from February 21-24, the Vatican said Wednesday. The mass aims to "give voice to the pain and suffering of the survivors of clergy sexual abuse and failures in episcopal oversight, while also recognizing the pain and wound of the whole Ch...

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  • United Nations commission: Syria opposition forces should leave Idlib
United Nations commission: Syria opposition forces should leave Idlib

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed the Erdogan-Putin meeting during a joint press conference in Islamabad with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday. Ankara, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees, has said it could not take any more if an attack on Idlib drove a new surge of people towards its border.

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  • Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler & More Respond to Trump's Puerto Rico Tweet
Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler & More Respond to Trump's Puerto Rico Tweet

The study from GWU says several factors led to deaths being reported long after the storm had hit. US President Donald Trump has rejected the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and claimed without citing evidence that "3000 people did not die".

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  • People along North Carolina coast share Snapchats of Hurricane Florence
People along North Carolina coast share Snapchats of Hurricane Florence

The dramatic animation has been viewed more than 3.2m times on Twitter since it was posted on September 13. Just after midnight, the station tweeted that everyone had safely evacuated. We knew it was coming, and we're working very hard to keep our citizens safe. Forecasters said Florence's surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolin...

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  • Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad

Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, unsafe surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes. A tropical storm watch is in effect for north of the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, VA, and for Chesapeake Bay sou...

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  • ECHR Rules British Mass Surveillance Regime Violates European Law
ECHR Rules British Mass Surveillance Regime Violates European Law

The court also gave a green light to procedures British security services use to get intelligence from foreign spy agencies, saying the intelligence-sharing regime doesn't violate the convention's privacy provisions. In contrast, related communications data is capable "of painting an intimate picture of a person" through mapping social networks, lo...

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  • Aussie Schoolgirl Refuses To Stand For National Anthem
Aussie Schoolgirl Refuses To Stand For National Anthem

The girl's protest, which echoed those of American football players who have knelt at games during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner", made headlines in the same week that a national newspaper printed a cartoon depicting tennis player Serena Williams with exaggerated lips.

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  • More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts
More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts

It's expected to move slowly over eastern SC on Friday night through Saturday night. The danger came in the form of a massive storm surge . Two people died in Wilmington after a tree fell on their house, the city's police department said.

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  • Pompeo scolds Kerry for 'actively undermining' Trump's Iran policy
Pompeo scolds Kerry for 'actively undermining' Trump's Iran policy

In a special briefing on Friday where he was touting staffing and filling vacancies at the State Department, the US Secretary of State heavily criticised Mr Kerry for " unseemly and unprecedented " behaviour while meeting Iranian officials.

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  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi says jailed Reuters journalists can appeal verdict
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says jailed Reuters journalists can appeal verdict

But she also appeared to turn responsibility onto neighbouring Bangladesh for failing to start the repatriation of the almost one million-strong Rohingya refugee community to Myanmar . The reporters were both sentenced to seven years' imprisonment on charges of possessing state secrets. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence called for the jou...

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  • Tentative deal reached between Manafort and special counsel
Tentative deal reached between Manafort and special counsel

In the D.C. case, Manafort is facing charges of money laundering, witness tampering, and failure to disclose foreign lobbying. "Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than four hours Thursday in discussions with a team of special prosecutors who are involved in the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion be...

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  • U.S. Air Force jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska
U.S. Air Force jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Two US F-22 "Raptor" fighter jets intercepted two Russian TU-ninety five bombers on Tuesday, per an announcement launched by North American Aerospace Protection Portray.The Russian bombers "intercepted west of mainland Alaska had been accompanied by two Russian SU-35 "Flanker" fighter jets", NORAD talked ab...

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  • Trump declares thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico fake news
Trump declares thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico fake news

President Donald Trump retweeted FEMA's tweet a day after he claimed , without evidence, that a George Washington University report revising the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria previous year up to almost 3,000 was "bad politics" carried out by " Democrats in order to make me look bad ".

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  • European Union to give Barnier mandate to close Brexit deals - Financial Times
European Union to give Barnier mandate to close Brexit deals - Financial Times

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , has sounded more hopeful of resolving the issue, offering to be flexible in his approach to agreeing the so-called backstop plan to avoid a hard border . He told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer: "I think that something I admire about Boris Johnson, and something that gives him huge swathes of su...

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  • Manafort Strikes Deal to Cooperate with Mueller Investigation
Manafort Strikes Deal to Cooperate with Mueller Investigation

Manafort was to go on trial again in Washington next week. It has been rumored that Trump would grant him a presidential pardon for his crimes. The jury in Virginia found that Manafort hid millions of dollars he made in Ukraine to avoid paying taxes, and then lied to get loans when the political party that was paying him was ousted from power a...

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  • Tourists flee as cliff face falls on to holiday beach
Tourists flee as cliff face falls on to holiday beach

The landslide occurred Thursday on the Navagio Beach , or Shipwreck Beach , on the northwestern coast of the island. Their injuries were not life-threatening, though a 37-year-old Czech tourist did sustain a spinal injury that will be checked by a specialist in Patra in western Greece.

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  • President Trump authorizes sanctions against United States elections meddling
President Trump authorizes sanctions against United States elections meddling

Coats added that, while the order is a response to Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, the Trump administration is looking beyond Moscow. In the discussion on Tuesday evening, Rogers also recounted his conversations with Trump about Russia's continued attempts to disrupt the USA electoral system through cyber means in 201...

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  • Panicked neighborhoods north of Boston evacuate as gas blasts destroy homes
Panicked neighborhoods north of Boston evacuate as gas blasts destroy homes

As a result, Baker put rival utility Eversource Energy ( ES.N ) in charge of the response to the explosion , replacing Columbia Gas . More than three dozen homes went up in flames Monday when fires and explosions erupted in northern MA in what were believed to be gas-related incidents, authorities said.

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