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President Donald J. Trump Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:49

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Nate from October 6 to October 10, 2017.

Federal funding is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Nate in the counties of Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington.

Federal funding also is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the counties of Autauga, Dallas, and Macon.

Furthermore, Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Warren J. Riley as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.

The Latest: Army commander's wife a grad at Mugabe ceremony

AP - 13 min 27 sec ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-17T09:00:00-05:00 2017-11-17T14:00:42-05:00
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The Latest: Youths in Greece attack police with gas bombs

WASHINGTON POST - 16 min 20 sec ago
The Latest on riots in Greece (all times local):

Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt against junta, clashes break out

REUTERS - 20 min 3 sec ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police clashed with hooded youths in Athens on Friday after thousands marched to mark a bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country.

EU leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt

AP - 21 min 26 sec ago
GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) — European Union leaders warned Britain on Friday that it must do much more to convince them that Brexit talks should be broadened to cover future relations and trade from next month onward. 2017-11-17T08:19:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:19:47-05:00
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Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

BBC - 23 min 3 sec ago
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Colombian Vice President Oscar Naranjo

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 25 min 18 sec ago

Today at the White House, Vice President Mike Pence met with Colombian Vice President Oscar Naranjo to reaffirm the strong and enduring partnership between the United States and Colombia, and address a range of issues including the critical fight against illegal drugs, implementation of the Colombian Peace Accords, and opportunities to stimulate economic growth. Vice President Pence underscored the essential importance of Colombia's counternarcotics efforts, commending Vice President Naranjo for recent progress, while noting the need to deploy more effective eradication techniques to bring down cultivation and production levels. The leaders also discussed opportunities to amplify interdiction operations that can halt existing drug shipments from reaching US shores. On the economic front, Vice President Pence reiterated the United States' strong support for Colombia's ambition to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), encouraging Colombia to make progress on remaining labor and trade concerns, particularly related to pharmaceuticals and trucking, to ensure a successful outcome. The two leaders discussed the on-going crisis in Venezuela, expressing deep concern for deteriorating situation and reiterating their steadfast commitment to support the restoration of the country's democracy.

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit

AP - 28 min 26 sec ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe emerged for the first time Friday from military-imposed house arrest, presiding at a university graduation ceremony in a fragile show of normalcy even as former loyalists across the country demanded that he resign after nearly four decades in power. 2017-11-17T08:49:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:49:43-05:00
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The Latest: Zimbabweans marvel at unusual state TV newscast

AP - 28 min 26 sec ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-17T08:48:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:48:04-05:00
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Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass

AP - 28 min 26 sec ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people — homeless, migrants, unemployed — a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. 2017-11-17T08:08:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:08:06-05:00
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Expert expands on how EU let US violate INF treaty in Europe

TASS [Russian State News] - 30 min 35 sec ago
Under that deal, the parties agreed not to produce, test or deploy ballistic and cruise intermediate-range and shorter-range ground-based missiles

Canada is much better than the U.S. at getting women into the workforce

WASHINGTON POST - 31 min 25 sec ago
But both countries could do much more to close the gender pay gap.

The Latest: Zimbabwe military supports anti-Mugabe rally

AP - 41 min 25 sec ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-17T08:37:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:37:07-05:00
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Marshall Center Graduates Ready to Tackle Global Threats

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 48 min 35 sec ago
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 93 professionals from 41 countries graduated from the Program on Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and take home new perspectives as "agents of change."

Turkey abandons Nato drill over portrayal as the enemy

BBC - 50 min 22 sec ago
Reports say Turkey's president and founder were used to illustrate the enemy in the Nato exercise.

Moscow calls for quick settlement of Myanmar’s ethnic conflict

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 35 sec ago
On Thursday, the third UN General Assembly committee adopted a resolution urging Myanmar’s authorities to stop military operations in Rakhine State

Brazil speaker says pension overhaul in danger if left until 2018

REUTERS - 1 hour 2 min ago
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government's plan to overhaul the costly pension system will be in trouble if it does not clear the lower house of Congress this year, and it still lacks the votes needed for approval, the Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Friday.

Amid growing isolation, North Korea's foreign minister heads to Cuba

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 3 min ago
Ri Yong Ho's visit comes as Cuba's relationship with the United States continues to deteriorate.

Italy buries 26 Nigerian women — most without a name

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 3 min ago
More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.

Zimbabwe state-run broadcaster leads nightly report with ruling party seeking Mugabe departure

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 3 min ago
Zimbabwe state-run broadcaster leads nightly report with ruling party seeking Mugabe departure.

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