• Basic income: A no-brainer in economic hard times
Basic income: A no-brainer in economic hard times

In 100 days - by November 8 - the government will have a plan to "reform social assistance so it helps more people break the cycle of poverty, re-enter the workforce and get back on track", the news release accompanying MacLeod's presentation said.

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  • US will enforce the sanctions against Iran: Mike Pompeo
US will enforce the sanctions against Iran: Mike Pompeo

The US has set a deadline of 4 November for major buyers of Iranian oil to stop their purchases. Since the USA withdrawal from the Iran deal, Iran's currency has taken a nosedive , soaring up to around 120,000 rials to a dollar. "That's what America is trying to get Iran to stop doing". Takht Ravanchi said any compensatory measure by the EU mu...

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  • Trump tweets about secret Trump Tower meeting
Trump tweets about secret Trump Tower meeting

He said reports that he is concerned about the 2016 meeting his son had in Trump Tower are "fake news". "I had bad information at that time and made a mistake in my statement", he said on ABC's "This Week" program, before continuing attacks on the integrity of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in US politi...

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  • Israeli Druze rally against new nation-state law
Israeli Druze rally against new nation-state law

Hasson said the law transforms the country's Druze population and other minorities, including Arabs, into second-class citizens. The law is especially controversial among the 130,000-strong Druze minority due to their noted loyalty to Israel.

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  • Swiss vintage plane crash 'kills all 20 people on board'
Swiss vintage plane crash 'kills all 20 people on board'

The 20 Minutes newspaper quoted a witness who was on the mountainside at the time of the crash. Nidwalden canton (state) police said that the aircraft went down near the town of Hergiswil today morning. JU-Air CEO Kurt Waldmeier told reporters that the plane had undergone maintenance inspection in July. "The JU-Air team is deeply saddened a...

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  • Tsunami warning after 7.0 natural disaster strikes near Indonesia's Bali
Tsunami warning after 7.0 natural disaster strikes near Indonesia's Bali

The quake struck off the north coast of Lombok island. The model and prolific tweeter, 32, jumped on social media as a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster rocked Lombok and aftershocks shook the holiday home she is staying in sparking a tsunami warning .

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  • Ron DeSantis: Donald Trump endorsement 'separates the wheat from the chaff'
Ron DeSantis: Donald Trump endorsement 'separates the wheat from the chaff'

And in an incongruous juxtaposition, Trump also first attacked the veracity of public opinion polls, before repeating a recent incorrect claim of his - that a recent poll showed him to be the most popular person ever in the history of the Republican Party.

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  • Turkey retaliates over USA sanctions
Turkey retaliates over USA sanctions

After reports that the United States would sanction individuals over the case, the lira hit a record low of 5.01 against the dollar, before rallying slightly to 4.9. "I am instructing my friends today, we will freeze assets, if there are any, of the U.S. justice and interior secretaries in Turkey", Erdogan, speaking at a ruling Justice and Developm...

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  • Draft NRC created massive insecurity in Assam: Rahul Gandhi
Draft NRC created massive insecurity in Assam: Rahul Gandhi

They were the ones who raised the issue in the Supreme Court and had been leading a movement for decades. She said, "If Bengalis say Biharis can't stay in Bengal, South Indian people say North Indians can't stay there and North Indians say South Indians can't stay here".

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  • Australian firefighters deployed as California bushfires intensify
Australian firefighters deployed as California bushfires intensify

The Ranch Fire has grown to 74,890 acres and is 33 percent contained. The latest fire to erupt Wednesday in the wildfire-stricken county burned 45 acres off of Highway 101 south of Hopland, officials said. The national weather service warned weather conditions could lead to "dangerous and rapid irregular spreading of a large wildfire". Tens of ...

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  • Israel Says It Killed Suspected Islamic State-Linked Militants
Israel Says It Killed Suspected Islamic State-Linked Militants

Meanwhile, in a major change to the pre-conflict 2011 status quo, Russian military police began deploying alongside returning United Nations peacekeepers on the Syrian-held Golan and planned to set up eight observation posts in the area, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said .

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  • US Welcomes Remains Of War Dead Soldiers From North Korea
US Welcomes Remains Of War Dead Soldiers From North Korea

John Byrd, director of analysis for the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), told reporters at Osan that the family of the soldier identified by the dog tag had been notified. A USA defense official told VOA North Korea has provided nearly no information to help identify the individuals, and that the process could take months or years t...

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  • USA officials raise alarm about election interference ahead of midterms
USA officials raise alarm about election interference ahead of midterms

The illegal activity includes criminal efforts to suppress voting and provide illegal campaign financing, cyber attacks against voting infrastructure along with computer intrusions targeting elected officials and others, US officials said. "He didn't say anything different than I've said" on the air, which is that "the investigation should be concl...

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  • Trump slams Koch Brothers for snubbing GOP senate candidate
Trump slams Koch Brothers for snubbing GOP senate candidate

But the libertarian-leaning organization has sharply parted with Trump and congressional Republicans on trade, immigration and other issues. The midterm strategy could change in the coming weeks, but the Kochs now plan to ignore North Dakota's high-profile Senate contest, where three-term Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer is trying to uns...

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  • No definite time yet for presidential results
No definite time yet for presidential results

Out of the total 210 constituencies, the commission has released results from 152 constituencies with ZANU-PF winning 109 seats and largest opposition party, MDC Alliance taking only 41. However, Douglas Mwonzora, a top MDC Alliance official, told the BBC's Andrew Harding that the endorsement on Sunday of their candidate by Mr Mugabe had cost the p...

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  • Australia, US and Japan sign regional pact
Australia, US and Japan sign regional pact

Pompeo said the United States remains committed "to economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific because of the national security benefits for the American people and our partners". We supported transformational agricultural efforts, such as the Green Revolution, which forever improved farming of wheat and rice worldwide - and nowhere more than in the...

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  • New N. Korea missiles unlikely to doom talks, experts say
New N. Korea missiles unlikely to doom talks, experts say

But some independent analysts think the Trump administration has misread Kim's intentions, interpreting his commitment to eventual denuclearization as a promise to immediately surrender the country's nuclear arsenal and dismantle its weapons factories.

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  • Donald Trump: 'Collusion is not a crime'
Donald Trump: 'Collusion is not a crime'

Special counsel Robert Mueller has enough evidence to charge the Trump campaign with conspiring to collude with Russian Federation to affect the 2016 presidential race, a former high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation official says.

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  • North Korea may be working on new intercontinental missiles
North Korea may be working on new intercontinental missiles

The return of US remains was one of four points listed in a joint declaration after the June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The remains were then moved in gray vans to an airfield where US and South Korean soldiers loaded them one by one into transport planes. Trump has since said Kim is willing to give...

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  • Prosecutors Tell Jury Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Manafort Hid Wealth
Prosecutors Tell Jury Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Manafort Hid Wealth

The highly-publicized trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort , one figure involved in the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation, started in Virginia Tuesday as attorneys began jury selection. Ellis has scolded members of Mueller's team before, asserting back in May that the team was really interested in targeting P...

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  • Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority
Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority

There are 58 seats are yet to be announced. Biti's statement came as Zec chairperson Priscilla Chigumba delayed the initial announcement of the incoming results by almost two hours, and later announced results from seven House of Assembly constituencies.

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  • Agency warned family separation would be bad for kids
Agency warned family separation would be bad for kids

Several government officials have said that the president is using zero tolerance as a bargaining chip to garner support for the border wall , as well as the tightening of immigration laws - such as catch and release and the visa lottery - despite the fact that Republicans control both houses of Congress.

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  • Trump claims you need a photo ID to buy groceries
Trump claims you need a photo ID to buy groceries

Shoppers only need to present ID if buying age-related products from grocery stores, such as tobacco and alcohol, or state-regulated products, including certain medications. Twitter users wonder if Trump has ever purchased his own groceries after he makes a weird claim at Florida rally . Hours before President Donald Trump arrived in Tampa, th...

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  • Trump says he's willing to meet Iran's leader without preconditions
Trump says he's willing to meet Iran's leader without preconditions

Trump said on Monday that he was willing to meet "any time" with Iran's leaders without preconditions . Trump drew a comparison with his diplomacy toward North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who Trump met in a June 12 summit with the aim of convincing Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arsenal, a decades-long objective that has eluded several US presi...

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  • Carr Fire Becomes 7th Most Destructive in California State History
Carr Fire Becomes 7th Most Destructive in California State History

The several large-scale blazes have turned around 200,000 acres (80,940 hectares) into an ashen wasteland, destroyed expensive homes, and killed eight fire personnel and civilians in the most populous USA state. More than 27,000 people remained evacuated from their homes although another 10,000 were allowed to return Monday as fire crews reinforc...

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  • USA economy posts best performance since late 2014
USA economy posts best performance since late 2014

The White House didn't respond to a question about whether Trump had been briefed in advance on Friday's report on economic growth . Gross domestic product increased at a 4.1 per cent annualised rate also as government spending picked up, the Commerce Department said in its snapshot of second-quarter GDP on Friday.

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  • Suspects Steal Shark From Aquarium By Disguising It As Baby
Suspects Steal Shark From Aquarium By Disguising It As Baby

Three people snatched a small shark from a pool at the San Antonio Aquarium and smuggled it out in a baby carriage over the weekend, the aquarium said on Monday. Surveillance footage shows the suspect in the theft of a horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium . The shark has been recovered and one person has been arrested after they confessed ...

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  • Schumer calls on Bush to release Kavanaugh White House documents
Schumer calls on Bush to release Kavanaugh White House documents

Paul praised the Commander-in-Chief's nominee in a written statement released Monday afternoon, saying Kavanaugh "will carefully adhere to the Constitution" and will take "individual liberty seriously". Schumer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary panel, have said that doesn't go almost far enough and negotiations over a...

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  • USA states make last-minute legal bid to halt 3-D online guns
USA states make last-minute legal bid to halt 3-D online guns

He said the settlement also violated states' rights to regulate firearms. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said at a news conference in Seattle that the states will ask a federal judge to issue a restraining order and an injunction to block the publication of the designs, which they say would allow criminals easy access to wea...

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  • Manafort is first ex-Trump aide on trial in Russian Federation probe
Manafort is first ex-Trump aide on trial in Russian Federation probe

A pretrial hearing on the issue is slated for 9 a.m. (1300 GMT) on Tuesday, before jury selection begins. While the trial may touch on Manafort's communications during the campaign with his partners in the former Soviet bloc, the trial is not expected to focus on campaign ties to Russian Federation.

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