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Gary Lineker agrees to cut his £1.75m BBC pay packet

Gary Lineker, the 58-year-old face of Walker's crisps who is thought to be worth around £30 million, has agreed to reduce his BBC salary, remarking that it was the 'right thing to do'.
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Gary Lineker agrees to cut his £1.75m BBC pay packet

Gary Lineker, the 58-year-old face of Walker's crisps who is thought to be worth around £30 million, has agreed to reduce his BBC salary, remarking that it was the 'right thing to do'.

Apple says US$14 billion EU tax order 'defies reality and common sense'

The European Union's order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros (US$14 billion) in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense," the U.S. company said on Tuesday, as it launched a legal challenge against the 2016 ruling.
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Apple says US$14 billion EU tax order 'defies reality and common sense'

The European Union's order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros (US$14 billion) in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense," the U.S. company said on Tuesday, as it launched a legal challenge against the 2016 ruling.

China signals veto in standoff with US over Afghan UN mission: Diplomats

China and the United States are deadlocked over a UN resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signalling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its Belt and Road project, diplomats said on Monday (Sep 17).
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China signals veto in standoff with US over Afghan UN mission: Diplomats

China and the United States are deadlocked over a UN resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signalling it will cast a veto because there is no reference to its Belt and Road project, diplomats said on Monday (Sep 17).

Myanmar, China to Re-Demarcate Border Next Year, Minister Says

Aerial photography of boundary to begin in January; govt says demarcation must be complete before work can begin on economic cooperation zones in Shan, Kachin states.
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Myanmar, China to Re-Demarcate Border Next Year, Minister Says

Aerial photography of boundary to begin in January; govt says demarcation must be complete before work can begin on economic cooperation zones in Shan, Kachin states.

Wild Elephants Destroy Crops, Home in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Region

A herd of wild elephants trampled crops and homes in Ngapudaw Township, Irrawaddy Region Monday. Experts say incidents like this are linked to declining elephant habitats.
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Wild Elephants Destroy Crops, Home in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Region

A herd of wild elephants trampled crops and homes in Ngapudaw Township, Irrawaddy Region Monday. Experts say incidents like this are linked to declining elephant habitats.

UN Says Rohingya Still in Myanmar Face ‘Threat of Genocide’

New report says continuing persecution makes return of refugees impossible; Myanmar envoy rejects claim, says govt’s Commission of Inquiry is still doing its work. 
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UN Says Rohingya Still in Myanmar Face ‘Threat of Genocide’

New report says continuing persecution makes return of refugees impossible; Myanmar envoy rejects claim, says govt’s Commission of Inquiry is still doing its work. 

Presence of Myanmar Military Officials Raises Hopes of Progress at Peace Talks

The Northern Alliance members meeting with government peace negotiators in Kengtung had requested that officials with military decision-making authority attend the talks.
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Presence of Myanmar Military Officials Raises Hopes of Progress at Peace Talks

The Northern Alliance members meeting with government peace negotiators in Kengtung had requested that officials with military decision-making authority attend the talks.

Kapil Sibal: Why PSA against Farooq Abdullah now, because Vaiko filed petition in SC?

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Vaiko's plea seeking that the former J&K chief minister be produced before the court.
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Kapil Sibal: Why PSA against Farooq Abdullah now, because Vaiko filed petition in SC?

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Vaiko's plea seeking that the former J&K chief minister be produced before the court.

Narmada dam fully filled 'before schedule' for PM's b'day: MP minister

He said this disturbed the relief and rehabilitation works underway in the Madhya Pradesh areas submerged under the dam water. Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday arrived at Kevadiya in Gujarat in the morning to take part in the 'Namami Narmada' festival being cel
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Narmada dam fully filled 'before schedule' for PM's b'day: MP minister

He said this disturbed the relief and rehabilitation works underway in the Madhya Pradesh areas submerged under the dam water. Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday arrived at Kevadiya in Gujarat in the morning to take part in the 'Namami Narmada' festival being celebrated by the western state's government to mark the filling up of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to its full reservoir level of 138.68 metres.

Amit Shah raises questions over efficacy of multi-party democracy

«Seventy years after Independence, people of the nation had doubts in their mind if the multi-party parliamentary democratic system had failed. Will it be able to meet our goals? They were disappointed,» he said at an event here.
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Amit Shah raises questions over efficacy of multi-party democracy

«Seventy years after Independence, people of the nation had doubts in their mind if the multi-party parliamentary democratic system had failed. Will it be able to meet our goals? They were disappointed,» he said at an event here.

FAA chief to test out changes to Boeing 737 Max software in simulator

The new head of the Federal Aviation Administration is planning to test out Boeing’s software changes to its beleaguered 737 Max planes in a simulator this week, he said Monday.
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FAA chief to test out changes to Boeing 737 Max software in simulator

The new head of the Federal Aviation Administration is planning to test out Boeing’s software changes to its beleaguered 737 Max planes in a simulator this week, he said Monday.

African religious leaders urge end to South Sudan violence

September 16, 2019 (NAIROBI) - Members of the African Council of Religious Leaders have called for quick implementation of the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement on South Sudan. The Council, in a joint statement issued after their meeting in Nairobi
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African religious leaders urge end to South Sudan violence

September 16, 2019 (NAIROBI) - Members of the African Council of Religious Leaders have called for quick implementation of the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement on South Sudan. The Council, in a joint statement issued after their meeting in Nairobi, said the agreement has reduced violence in a country where a humanitarian crisis has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people with over 2 million displaced. “We are further troubled by the increasing criminal acts, human rights (...) - News / South Sudan, FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, Politics

France pledges €60m in aid for Sudan

September 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday held talks with Sudanese officials and pledged 60 million euros in aid at the end of his one-day visit to Khartoum. Le Drian's visit to Sudan is the first of a high ranking
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France pledges €60m in aid for Sudan

September 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday held talks with Sudanese officials and pledged 60 million euros in aid at the end of his one-day visit to Khartoum. Le Drian's visit to Sudan is the first of a high ranking French official since 2007 when then Minister Bernard Kouchner was in Khartoum. He met with his Sudanese counterpart Asma Mohamed Abdallah before meeting Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk and Chairman of the Sovereign Council Abdel (...) - News

Maiwut state governor briefs Kiir on security situation

September 16, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan's Maiwut state governor, Bol Ruach Rom on Monday met President Salva Kiir during which he briefed the latter on the general security situation in the state. Speaking to reporters soon after the meeting in Juba, Ruac
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Maiwut state governor briefs Kiir on security situation

September 16, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan's Maiwut state governor, Bol Ruach Rom on Monday met President Salva Kiir during which he briefed the latter on the general security situation in the state. Speaking to reporters soon after the meeting in Juba, Ruach said he discussed with the president Kiir the challenges affecting his state. He said the security situation in Maiwut state was now back to normal and trade has resumed with other states. The governor further said citizens now move (...) - News / Politics, South Sudan

Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson's explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister's first talks Monday with European Commission chief Jean-C
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Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson's explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister's first talks Monday with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and top EU negotiator Michel Barnier ended with an admonishment from Brussels. Juncker's office said Johnson was reminded that «it is the UK's responsibility to come forward with legally operational solutions» to the existing divorce deal that the British parliament refuses to accept. «Such proposals have not yet been made.» Johnson countered that there was a «good chance» of striking a new agreement if there was «movement» from Brussels. «If we can get that done, we're at the races,» he said. But Johnson's political hand in the run-up to Britain's October 31 departure could be weakened by 11 judges who will hear the parliamentary suspension challenge on Tuesday. Court proceeding could last until Thursday and the timing of any ruling is uncertain. - Lying to the queen? - The Supreme Court's entry into the three-and-a-half year saga stems from Johnson's «do or die» promise to take Britain out of the EU without any further delay. Johnson suspended parliament until October 14 in what his critics cry was a blatant bid to keep his pro-European opponents from trying to get Brexit delayed. The government counters that parliament is dissolved yearly at the end of every session and that Johnson was simply clearing the way for a new agenda following Theresa May's resignation in July. The court must now rule on Johnson's motivation -- and whether it has the right to make political adjudications at all. The High Court in England has sided with Johnson while its Scottish counterpart called the suspension «unlawful». London's Queen Mary University law professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott said the Supreme Court -- the highest legal authority in all of Britain -- has not faced a case of this kind since the 1600s. She said the verdict could have monumental consequences not only for Brexit but also how the world's oldest parliamentary democracy functions down the line. «If parliament is prorogued (suspended) with no remedy available then the balance of power is tipped far too heavily to the executive,» she told AFP. Former prime minister David Cameron -- the Conservative leader who resigned after losing the Brexit referendum in 2016 -- said he also thought Johnson was «trying to restrict the debate». «It looked to me, from the outside, like rather sharp practice of trying to restrict the debate,» he said. A defeat for Johnson would leave him open to charges that he has effectively lied to Queen Elizabeth II, who gave the formal order to suspend parliament. Britain's beloved monarch is the formal head of state and has little choice but to trust the prime minister when he asks her to end parliamentary sessions. Johnson is already skirting the edges of the law by insisting that he would rather be «dead in a ditch» than ask his European counterparts to postpone Brexit for a third time. Parliament has passed a law forcing him to ask the other European leaders for a delay if no compromise emerges from an October 17-18 EU summit in Brussels. Johnson's hand is helped by widespread fears of what a chaotic «no-deal» end to Britain's 46-year involvement in the European project would have on businesses and the public. The government has been forced to publish documents warning that this outcome could spark civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines. Small groups of more moderate MPs on both sides of the political divide have reportedly expressed a willingness to back a compromise agreement. The European Union would also prefer to avoid getting blamed for helping push one of its main members out without any safety arrangements. But its leaders refuse to sign off on any deal that muddies the bloc's trading borders -- something they accuse Britain of trying to do. © Agence France-Presse

Австрия отказалась заводить дело об офшорах «Тройки Диалог»

Австрийские правоохранители не стали возбуждать дело по мотивам расследования журналистов OCCRP об офшорной сети инвесткомпании "Тройка Ди
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Австрия отказалась заводить дело об офшорах «Тройки Диалог»

Австрийские правоохранители не стали возбуждать дело по мотивам расследования журналистов OCCRP об офшорной сети инвесткомпании "Тройка Диалог" Рубена Варданяна. В прокуратуре заявили, что не нашли достаточных оснований для этого. Внутреннее расследование провели и в банке Raiffeisen, ставшем одним из фигурантов расследования.

Uganda: Rwanda and Uganda Warm Up to Each Other

[East African] Rwanda and Uganda are committed to implementing the agreement signed in August in Luanda to ease tension between them, government officials from both countries said Monday.
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Uganda: Rwanda and Uganda Warm Up to Each Other

[East African] Rwanda and Uganda are committed to implementing the agreement signed in August in Luanda to ease tension between them, government officials from both countries said Monday.

«Стройка раздора» привела к перестрелке на границе Киргизии и Таджикистана, есть погибшие и раненые

Причиной перестрелки, по версии киргизской стороны, стало проведение таджикскими гражданами строительных работ на несогласованном участке
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«Стройка раздора» привела к перестрелке на границе Киргизии и Таджикистана, есть погибшие и раненые

Причиной перестрелки, по версии киргизской стороны, стало проведение таджикскими гражданами строительных работ на несогласованном участке границы. В ответ на это гражданин Кыргызстана также начал строительство забора у своего дома. В итоге завязалась словесная перепалка, которая переросла в перестрелку. В ней пострадали 14 человек.

Zimbabwe: Union Blames Doctor's Abduction On Paid Hooligans

[New Zimbabwe] the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has blamed Saturday's abduction on Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi on paid hooligans.
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Zimbabwe: Union Blames Doctor's Abduction On Paid Hooligans

[New Zimbabwe] the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has blamed Saturday's abduction on Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi on paid hooligans.

Zimbabwe: Be Patient, Says First Lady to Suffering Zimbabweans

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife, Auxillia has urged patience among locals, telling mourners at a funeral ceremony for a late top Zanu PF official that the recovery of the country's economic could not be achieved overnight.
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Zimbabwe: Be Patient, Says First Lady to Suffering Zimbabweans

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife, Auxillia has urged patience among locals, telling mourners at a funeral ceremony for a late top Zanu PF official that the recovery of the country's economic could not be achieved overnight.

Nigeria: South Africa Apologises to Nigeria for Xenophobic Attacks

[Premium Times] South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.
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Nigeria: South Africa Apologises to Nigeria for Xenophobic Attacks

[Premium Times] South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.

Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

Tue, 2019-09-17 04:47 RIYADH: Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have joined forces to stage a major exhibition in Italy showcasing the heritage of the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula. Titled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monume
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Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

Tue, 2019-09-17 04:47 RIYADH: Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have joined forces to stage a major exhibition in Italy showcasing the heritage of the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula. Titled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages,” the expo will run for three months at the National Roman Museum in the Italian capital Rome from late October this year. Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture, the cultural heritage display is one of the most important international Saudi exhibitions.  Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula

Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:51 RIYADH: Condemnations of Saturday’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil installations continued on Monday, as the US pointed out Iran as the likely culprit behind the drone strikes that have dramatically escalated tensions in the region and tr
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Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:51 RIYADH: Condemnations of Saturday’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil installations continued on Monday, as the US pointed out Iran as the likely culprit behind the drone strikes that have dramatically escalated tensions in the region and triggered a record leap in global oil prices. King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both received calls from the King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain to condemn the attacks at Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the crown prince, who is also the defense minister, to affirm his country's full support for the Kingdom. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We will work with international partners to forge the widest and most effective response,” with a statement from his ministry saying the “UK remains committed to supporting the security of Saudi Arabia.” India also slammed the attacks and reiterated the country’s “rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” a foreign ministry spokesman said. Official Spokesperson of the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the Secretary General condemns Saturday's attacks on two Aramco oil plants. The German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said, “Such an attack on civilian and vital infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not justified”. — with SPA Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco Attacks Tokyo summit discusses ‘strategic response’ to Saudi Aramco oil attacksTrump says looks like Iran was behind Saudi Arabia oil attacks

Passengers fight strong winds to escape airliner full of smoke after emergency landing (VIDEOS)

A Spanish airliner that filled up with smoke was forced to make a hasty landing in Barcelona, but the evacuation was hampered by powerful winds that blew the plane’s inflatable slides up into the air. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Passengers fight strong winds to escape airliner full of smoke after emergency landing (VIDEOS)

A Spanish airliner that filled up with smoke was forced to make a hasty landing in Barcelona, but the evacuation was hampered by powerful winds that blew the plane’s inflatable slides up into the air. Read Full Article at RT.com

US policy of ‘maximum pressure’ will fail, Iran’s Supreme Leader vows

Tehran is not interested in dialogue with the US and Washington’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran will fail, the country’s Supreme Leader has stated. His remarks come as the US ratchets up its hostile posturing aimed at Iran. Read Full Article at RT.co
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US policy of ‘maximum pressure’ will fail, Iran’s Supreme Leader vows

Tehran is not interested in dialogue with the US and Washington’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran will fail, the country’s Supreme Leader has stated. His remarks come as the US ratchets up its hostile posturing aimed at Iran. Read Full Article at RT.com

What the attack on Saudi oil facilities could mean for Canada's oilpatch and Keystone XL

The secure supply of Canadian oil to the United States could recapture the attention of American decision-makers following the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, experts say.   
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What the attack on Saudi oil facilities could mean for Canada's oilpatch and Keystone XL

The secure supply of Canadian oil to the United States could recapture the attention of American decision-makers following the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, experts say.