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Sweden’s PM Voted Out Of Office By Parliament

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that delivered a hung parliament. In Tuesday’s dramatic vote, 204 MPs voted against Mr Lofven while 142 voted in favour. Parliament’s speaker will now propose a new leader – a process that could take weeks. Mr Lofven is expected to stay on as caretaker prime minister while his replacement is decided. Mr Lofven, the leader of the centre-left…

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GM Delivers Trump’s $15.8m Limo Ahead Of UN General Assembly

The latest version of the presidential limousine made its debut in New York City on Monday. Commonly known as “The Beast,” the new presidential state car was seen Sunday driving President Donald Trump around New York ahead of the United Nations General Assembly this week. The new Cadillac limo, built by General Motors, marks the first upgrade to the presidential state car since 2009. General Motors won a contract of $15.8 million in 2014 to build the limos. The two limos were spotted on Sunday and that they are the first of…

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Dad Too Proud To Seek Family Counsel Commits Suicide

A dad who was ‘too proud’ to talk to his family about his mental health hanged himself after he refused to accept medication, an inquest heard. Martin Ringland, 47, had been suffering with depression but ignored advice from loved ones to seek help and also turned down treatment from his GP. The site supervisor for a property management firm told loved ones he believed his job was ‘under threat’ but said that he did want to talk about it. When ex-partner Lynsey Dust advised him to get help for his…

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73rd Session Of UN General Assembly Opens In New York

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President, Ms María Fernanda Espinosa, pledging to use her tenure to bring the world body closer to the people. Espinosa, in her inaugural keynote address to the 73rd session of the 193-member General Assembly, also pledged to use her tenure to strengthen the people’s sense of ownership and support for the UN. According to her, the need for stronger global leadership in the service of multilateralism, to ensure more peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies, would underpin her…

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Meets Moon ‘Agrees To Shut Missile Site’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile testing and launch sites, says the South’s President Moon Jae-in. After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation,” said Mr Moon. The agreement was described by Mr Kim as a “leap forward” towards military peace on the peninsula. Mr Kim also said he hoped to “visit Seoul in the near future” – he would be the first North Korean leader to do so. China has welcomed the outcome of…

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US,  China Trade War Escalates, Threatens Mid-Term Elections

China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods. It comes after the United States slapped duties on $200bn of Chinese imports on Monday, escalating its trade war with Beijing. China will target American goods such as liquefied natural gas, which are produced in states loyal to the US president. However, in a tweet Mr Trump warned Beijing against seeking to influence the upcoming US midterm elections. “There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers…

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China Vows To Retaliate If Trump Imposes New Tariffs

China has promised to retaliate if President Donald Trump of the United States goes ahead and slaps tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese imports. Beijing “will have to take necessary counter-measures,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. “The escalation of trade disputes does not meet the interests of either party,’’ spokesman, Geng Shuang said, adding that the Chinese government had proposed solving the trade tensions through negotiations. Shuang was commenting on a Wall Street Journal report that Trump has already decided to raise 10 per cent tariffs on…

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Tropical Storm Kills 6, Trump Declares Disaster In North Carolina

President Donald Trump of the United States has declared a disaster in North Carolina where a tropical storm has killed six amid warnings the worst is far from over. Florence’s top sustained winds have weakened to 50mph (80km/h), but it is projected to bring further catastrophic flash flooding. Some towns have already had over 2ft (60cm) of rain, and forecasters warn that totals could hit 3.5ft (1m). Nearly a million householders have no electricity in the Carolinas. On the other side of the world, meanwhile, more than a dozen people…

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Sons Of Ex-Egyptian Leader, Mubarak, Arrested For Stock Market Fraud

The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of breaking stock market and central bank rules, state news agency Mena reported. The case against them began in 2012, after their father was deposed the year before. The pair had been out on bail for the past three years. The brothers – who deny any wrongdoing – will appear in court on October 20. The Cairo court also ordered the arrest of three others, and the…

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Pupil ‘Stabs, Kills Teacher’ In South Africa

A teacher has been stabbed to death, allegedly by a pupil at a school in South Africa’s North West province. Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga has expressed shock following the incident. He said police were at the scene to take statements from eye witnesses. In another incident, a 15-year-old Johannesburg teenager was arrested after pointing a firearm at his teacher on Wednesday.  

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