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  • Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

    October 17, 2017 9:54 PM 8

    HONOLULU – A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by the president to be thwarted, in whole or in part, by the courts

  • EU in CRISIS: Austria could join anti-immigration Visegrad group in Brussels slap down

    October 17, 2017 8:27 PM 8

    AUSTRIA could be about to join the anti-immigration Visegrad group after a controversial election that has caused havoc for the European Union. Sebastian Kurz is set to become the continent’s youngest leader after his Austrian People’s Party topped the polls after Sunday's vote. But, despite warnings from the EU, he may need to form a coalition with the far-right

  • Trump's NAFTA demands REJECTED: Talks stall as Mexico and Canada refuse deal

    October 17, 2017 6:57 PM 9

    DONALD Trump is facing a difficult task to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after Canada and Mexico slapped down his proposals. The Canadian and Mexican ministers railed against aggressive US demands that would help boost US trade but diminish their own markets. But despite the widespread disagreements at the talks in Washington

  • MI5 boss Andrew Parker warns of 'intense’ terror threat

    October 17, 2017 5:00 PM 9

    The UK's intelligence services are facing an "intense" challenge from terrorism, the head of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said there was currently "more terrorist activity coming at us, more quickly" and that it can also be "harder to detect". The UK has suffered five terror attacks this year, and he said MI5 staff had been "deeply affected" by them. He added

  • World War 3: Now PUTIN imposes sanctions on North Korea as situation intensifies

    October 16, 2017 9:27 PM 12

    VLADIMIR Putin has said Russia is curtailing economic, scientific and other ties with North Korea in line with restrictions imposed by the United Nations. Mr Putin's decree, published Monday on the state legal portal, orders the halting of an array of economic, scientific and technical ties with Pyongyang in accordance with sanctions imposed by the UN Security

  • Kirkuk: Clashes reported after Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites

    October 16, 2017 4:14 AM 7

    Clashes have been reported between Iraqi forces and Iraqi Kurdish fighters after Baghdad sent troops towards Kurdish-held sites in Kirkuk province. State TV report that Iraqi forces have taken control of some areas, including oil fields, "without fighting", but Kurdish officials deny this. An exchange of artillery fire is said to have occurred south

  • BREAKING: Louisiana 'explosion' – USA oil rig blaze leaves six injured near New Orleans

    October 16, 2017 2:28 AM 7

    AN "explosion" at an oil rig near New Orleans, Louisiana has left six people injured as firefighters battle the blaze at the facility Local Police confirmed they were tackling the oil rig explosion on Lake Pontchartrain, which borders New Orleans, in the St. Charles Parish and north Kenner. The blast could be felt for miles around as the smell of burning

  • Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out of the Academy: Who’s Next? Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen?

    October 15, 2017 7:35 PM 5

    The Academy has claimed the era of “shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior” is over with its expulsion of Harvey Weinstein, despite retaining several members accused of sexual abuse on its roster. A number of people in the movie industry, including the actress Emma Thompson, have suggested the string of sexual assault allegations against

  • Austrian Voters Expected To Elect Sebastian Kurz As New Chancellor

    October 15, 2017 12:18 PM 9

    Austrian Voters Expected To Elect Sebastian Kurz As New Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Austria's foreign minister and leader of the conservative Austrian People's Party (OeVP), arrives at his party headquarters on Oct. 13 in Vienna. The OeVP is currently leading in polls. Voters in Austria head to the ballot box Sunday to elect a new government, which many there

  • Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

    October 15, 2017 12:07 PM 21

    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 85 people, officials say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel on Saturday. It is one of the deadliest attacks in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. It is not clear