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September 26, 2017

Past News

‘Acid attack’ at London mall injures at least 6 people, police say (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

A group of men sprayed a “noxious substance” at shoppers in London Saturday night, injuring at least six people, police said.

Merkel wins 4th term in German vote but nationalists surge (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc won a lackluster victory in Germany’s national election Sunday while the anti-migrant, nationalist Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament, projections showed.

Obamacare repeal bill in doubt in Senate as key Republicans’ concerns deepen (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered new setbacks on Sunday, when two pivotal senators from the party dug in with criticisms of the bill that President Donald Trump is pushing for quick passage.

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status.

Military stretched thin by hurricane relief efforts (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

The Pentagon is taking steps to prevent burnout among military personnel working rescue and recovery missions following a string of devastating hurricanes.

Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

U.S. President Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country’s foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un “won’t be around much longer”, as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally.

France: Macron’s Party Faces Likely Blow in Senate Elections (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

French President Emmanuel Macron’s unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house.

Catalonia’s separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

The grassroots groups driving Catalonia’s separatist movement defied Spanish authorities on Sunday by distributing one million ballots for an Oct. 1 independence vote that the central government in Madrid has called illegal and vowed to halt.

More than 35,000 people flee menacing Bali volcano (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region.

U.S cautions citizens of possible unrest during Kurdish independence referendum (Sunday 24 September, 2017)

The U.S. embassy in Iraq cautioned its citizens that there may be unrest during a referendum on independence planned by the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq, opposed by the central government in Baghdad.