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Alstom Chief Executive Officer Henri Poupart-LaFarge will be CEO of the new entity. The Siemens and Alstom transport businesses span the iconic French TGV and German ICE high-speed trains as well as signalling and rail technology. Tuesday's deal is meant to help Europe's rail industry confront an increasingly serious threat: CRRC Corp ., the world's biggest rail supplier, and other companies in China's government-run train industry.
  • Target To Increase Minimum Wage Nationwide

    Target To Increase Minimum Wage Nationwide

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    The store's move will keep it in competition with companies like WalMart , Whole Foods and Costco, which have also raised wages in past years, Bloomberg reported . Cornell noted that those temporary workers will also have an $11 minimum wage. Despite the wage increase, Target reiterated its outlook for sales and earnings per share for the third quarter as well as fiscal 2017.
  • Iraq parliament gets tough on Kurdish referendum

    Iraq parliament gets tough on Kurdish referendum

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    He said Turkey would no longer provide "military training support for the [Kurdish] Peshmerga forces", adding Ankara would from now on be engaging primarily with the Baghdad administration. The State Department said last week the referendum would preclude the possibility of negotiations with the Baghdad central government, and present a high cost for "all Iraqis, including Kurds".
  • China to restrict oil exports to N.Korea

    China to restrict oil exports to N.Korea

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    South Korea's weather agency, however, said it was examining the quake and took the view that it was a naturally occurring phenomenon. Guam Homeland Security is monitoring reports of a magnitude 3.5 natural disaster in North Korea near the cite of a prior nuclear test.
  • China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea

    China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea

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    Clearly, sanctions and diplomacy ought to be the first steps toward resolving what's growing fears of a military confrontation. None of the tactical adjustments made during four days of intensive diplomacy in NY are likely to immediately thwart North Korea's race to tip a long-range missile with a nuclear weapon, or ease suspicions about Trump's hostility to an Iranian nuclear deal that appears to be working.
  • Dead, Several Injured in Mass Shooting at Nashville Church

    Dead, Several Injured in Mass Shooting at Nashville Church

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    All wounded individuals, except for one, are over the age of 60, the Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet. A church member saw what was going on and confronted the gunman, who pistol whipped the man. "As we await more details, please join me in praying for the victims". The gunshot victims include people who were attending a weekly church service that starts at 10 a.m.
  • Hurricane Maria Still A Possible Threat To US East Coast

    Hurricane Maria Still A Possible Threat To US East Coast

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    Forecasters said Hurricane Maria was weakening as it progressed on a northward track at about 9 miles per hour. Depending on how close Maria ends up being to the coast, the slow movement and long duration may enhance impacts significantly to the Outer Banks, and probabilities for tropical storm force winds have increased slightly across the area since Saturday's briefing.
  • Trump Proclaims Rand Paul Can Be Won Over On Graham-Cassidy

    Trump Proclaims Rand Paul Can Be Won Over On Graham-Cassidy

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    The Senate is pressing against a key deadline: September 30, the last day Republicans have to pass the bill with a simple majority under the current budget rules. Susan Collins, of ME, said she was leaning against the bill, the Portland Press-Herald newspaper reported on Friday. Susan Collins said Friday she, too, is leaning against the bill, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was also a possible "no", making it highly unlikely that McConnell can prevail.
  • South Korea says natural North Korea quake detected

    South Korea says natural North Korea quake detected

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    On Friday, Kim said Trump's United Nations remarks merit the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history", adding he was thinking hard about the kind of reaction the POTUS could have possibly expected when he delivered his statement .
  • The Left Warms Up To North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un

    The Left Warms Up To North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un

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    South Korean experts on the military said the threat is credible because "North Korea has kept its word" on provocations, News 1 reported. Responding to the speech, Kim said Trump's comments amounted to an insult, reports CNN . Tensions have risen with North Korea resisting intense worldwide pressure to halt its nuclear and missile programs. " Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself".
  • Turkish defense minister urges KRG to call off poll

    Turkish defense minister urges KRG to call off poll

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    Iraqi-Kurdish President Massoud Barzani delayed an anticipated news conference on Erbil's controversial independence referendum as world powers call for its postponement. "I want to say once again that we, as Turkey, will support a solution within the Iraqi Constitution". In the town of Tuz Khurmatu in the province of Salaheddine, an official from the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary umbrella group has said he will not allow the poll.
  • Threats to North Korea will not solve this

    Threats to North Korea will not solve this

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    China's Communist Party newspaper, the People's Daily, criticised the USA for demanding that Beijing put more pressure on North Korea to rein in its weapons programmes. Juche is the ideal of ruling in North Korea. "The so-called "China's responsibility theory" is essentially moral kidnapping", the People's Daily said in a commentary.
  • South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

    South Korea urges North Korea to abandon nukes, seek talks

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    Separately, China and Russian Federation began a joint naval exercise east of the Korean peninsula but it is unclear if it is linked to current tensions in the region. China facilitates about 90 percent of North Korea's trade and provides its oil. Later, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters that "some related parties" — a reference to the US and North Korea — "keep sending threatening messages both in words and deeds that include warnings of military action".
  • Kylie Jenner Pregnant with First Child

    Kylie Jenner Pregnant with First Child

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    The sources also say Travis , a 25-year-old rapper, has told friends that a baby girl on the way. "The family has known for quite some time". Elite Daily reached out to both Kylie's and Travis' teams but did not hear back by time of publication.
  • A Taylor Swift Fan Made DIY Taylor Costumes For Her Cats

    A Taylor Swift Fan Made DIY Taylor Costumes For Her Cats

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    We're all just chatting about life. For an edgy look, she dressed her cat Garbanzo like "Snake Taylor Swift " from the "Look What You Made Me Do" video . That's the one the kids like the most. Can I hit her in the face with my "13"? " Look What You Made Me Do " is the first single off Swift's upcoming album , Reputation , due out November 10th.