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Gas find gives Egyptian president new political power
Last month, Abdel-Fatteh al-Sissi was desperately trying to meet his country's huge energy needs. Now, he's sitting on the largest gas field in the Mediterranean.

Obama 'offended' when Jewish members of administration attacked over Iran deal
U.S. president tells the Forward that ?trained ties with Israel won't affect Jews' support for Democrats.

Thousands of migrants arrive in Vienna by train, many head on to Germany
Austrian authorities appear to give up trying to filter out refugees who already claimed asylum in Hungary.

When 'presidential candidate' Kanye West heads for Israel this month, what will his Middle East stance be?
Maybe Kanye's announcement of his 2020 presidential bid at the MTV Video Music Awards was a spoof, but these days distinguishing truth from satire is truly becoming close to impossible.



 Israel


How Trump could turn the presidency into a 'litigation circus'




A look at Trump University and a growing immigration crisis

Yahoo News Live has an investigation into Donald Trump?s one time Trump University. Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric speaks to Yahoo?s Chief Investigative...




Judge to rule on deflate-gate 'in next day or two'

U.S. judge to decide Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension within daysThe NFL and Tom Brady failed to reach a settlement in their deflate-gate court proceedings, and the judge will rule soon.




'Deflategate' judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkBy Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days. Following a final round of unsuccessful private discussions, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said at a brief court hearing on Monday that he will likely decide whether to uphold or throw out the suspension within one or two days. The Patriots open their season on Sept. 10 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.




 Most Popular


Migrant trains reach Vienna, EU asylum rules under strain

Travellers sit in a train with migrants on board, en route from Budapest to ViennaBy Karin Strohecker and Marton Dunai VIENNA/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Trains carrying hundreds of migrants started arriving in Vienna on Monday after Austrian authorities appeared to give up trying to apply European Union rules by filtering out refugees who had already claimed asylum in Hungary. In the latest twist in a humanitarian and political crisis that is now testing the survival of both Europe's open-border regime and its asylum rules, Hungary allowed the migrants, many of them fleeing Syria's civil war, to cram into at least four trains leaving Budapest for Austria or Germany.




Ukraine guardsman killed in nationalist protest outside parliament

Demonstrators, who are against a constitutional amendment on decentralization, clash with police outside the parliament building in KievBy Richard Balmforth and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters on Monday as they were guarding parliament where lawmakers backed giving more autonomy to rebel-held areas. The violence, which the government blamed on the main nationalist party, and division in the pro-Western camp in parliament suggested President Petro Poroshenko will struggle to push through key parts of a faltering peace agreement reached in February for eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko sprang to the defense of the constitutional reforms following the clashes outside parliament, where deputies loyal to him managed to push through a first reading of a "decentralization" draft law - but only in the face of strong criticism from some of his political allies.




Tale of two migrants shakes Italy
The twin tragedies have shaken Italy, struggling in the face of a massive influx of migrants, and touched off a fierce political debate, with opposition parties accusing the government of doing too little to protect ordinary people. Police on Saturday arrested an 18-year-old from Ivory Coast after discovering he had a mobile phone, laptop and video camera as he returned to the migrant reception center where he had been living since arriving in Sicily by boat in June. Vincenzo Solano, 68, had had his throat cut in his apartment, while his 70-year-old wife, Mercedes, had been killed by a apparent fall from her balcony.

Thai police hunt two bombing suspects after weekend raids
By Aukkarapon Niyomyat and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing issued arrest warrants on Monday for two suspects after a second weekend raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials. Police were looking for a 26-year-old Thai woman and a foreign man in his 40s after expanding their search to a property in the city's Min Buri district.

 Entertainment


Canadian music reaching more listeners abroad

Drake, pictured on June 8, 2015, helped contribute to Canadian musicians enjoying a record royalties year in 2014Montreal (AFP) - Canadian musicians had a record year abroad in 2014, with airplay royalties exceeding Can$55 million (US$42 million), the agency that collects monies on their behalf said Monday.




Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) ? Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president.




Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.




Obama to get Alaska survival course on TV reality show

Bear Grylls, pictured on March 4, 2011, will accompany President Obama into the Alaskan wilderness for a televised "crash course in survival techniques" that will air later this yearPresident Barack Obama will trek through Alaska's wilderness and get a "crash course in survival techniques" from insect-eating British adventurer Bear Grylls, US television producers announced Monday. Obama -- who on Monday trades the comforts of the White House for the rigors of the Great White North -- will appear on an upcoming episode of "Running Wild With Bear Grylls," television network NBC said.






 Business


Wall Street falls as investors fret about rate-hike timing

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the closing bell in New YorkComments on Saturday by Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer added to fears that the central bank may raise rates when it meets next month. Fischer said U.S. inflation would likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually. "What you see in the market today is caused by Fischer's comments over the weekend.




China state media announce confessions in stock market investigations

An investor looks at an electronic board at a brokerage house in BeijingChinese state media announced a slew of confessions on Monday following investigations into dramatic stock market fluctuations, including from a reporter who said he had spread false information that had caused "panic and disorder". An official from China's securities regulator, and four senior executives from China's largest brokerage, CITIC Securities , confessed to insider dealing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. China is trying to restore value to its stock markets, where shares have lost around 40 percent since mid-June on concerns over the slowing economy and a devaluation of the yuan in mid-August.




Oil spikes on surprise cuts to U.S. oil production

Attendant cleans the window of a car near a sign displaying the petrol station's current fuel prices in yen in TokyoBy Robert Gibbons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices surged more than 5 percent Monday, continuing a three-day rally that has erased August' s price declines, after U.S. oil production data showed output falling and OPEC said it would talk with other producers about low prices. Prices spiked as new U.S. government figures indicated production was lower than initially reported for the first half of the year. U.S. domestic crude oil production peaked at just above 9.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in April before falling by more than 300,000 bpd over the following two months, Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed on Monday.. Fueled by the data, prices rebounded and resumed the short-covering rally that began late last week.




Exclusive: Citi aims to boost equities franchise amid industry shakeout

A Citigroup office is seen at Canary Wharf in LondonBy John McCrank and Olivia Oran NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup plans to rebuild its long-neglected equities franchise seeking to capitalize on a retrenchment by rivals in the face of new rules designed to make the financial system less risky, according to people familiar with the bank's plans. COURTING HEDGE FUNDS Citi has catered to traditional asset managers, but is now shifting its attention to hedge funds, which tend to trade more actively and can bring higher returns through fees.




 CBC Technology & Science


Space mining drones are 1st step toward colonizing other planets
Mars

Mining water in space is essential for pushing the limits of exploration and eventually establishing human colonies on celestial bodies. New flying "prospector" drones under development could be a critical first step to finding resources.



Atari games from landfill sold for more than $100,000 US
Atari E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game

A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 US in sales over the last several months.



I am part of the Ashley Madison hack
Holly Moore

CBC Manitoba journalist Holly Moore reveals why her email address has appeared in the recent hack of the infidelity website AshleyMadison.com.



Fast promises on slow internet in the North
 Cecile Lyall

Federal leaders are making more promises about delivering faster internet to rural communities ? promises that have been made many times before to people in the North.



 Netflix Top 10


Gone Girl

Based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, this unsettling thriller follows the mercurial Nick Dunne, who finds himself dogged by police and caught in a media maelstrom after he becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance.

Game of Thrones

Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

The Imitation Game

Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.

The Judge

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

The Theory of Everything

With his body progressively ravaged by ALS, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking must rely on his wife, Jane, to continue his life's work as he faces various challenges. This affecting biographical drama centers on the couple's fertile partnership.

Birdman

Michael Keaton delivers a winking performance in this dark comedy about a cinematic superhero trying to forge a comeback with a Broadway play. With none of the super-powers of his former character, the actor struggles to rebuild his career and life.

Lucy

In this action-thriller set in Taiwan, a young woman forced to become a drug mule for the mob develops superhuman abilities when the narcotics she's carrying in her stomach accidentally leak into her system.

Interstellar

From director Christopher Nolan comes this futuristic cosmic odyssey, which follows a band of space explorers who surmount the limits of interstellar travel, using a recently discovered wormhole to pass between dimensions.

Fury

During the waning days of World War II in Europe, U.S. Army Sgt. Wardaddy leads his tank crew against overwhelming German forces. As both sides prepare for a last bloody battle, Wardaddy embarks on a mission behind enemy lines.

St. Vincent

With his parents preoccupied with their divorce, lonely 12-year-old Oliver strikes up a friendship with his war-veteran neighbor Vincent. A hard-drinking gambler with a fondness for hookers, Vincent finds his life changed by the boy's presence.

 Jewish World


Obama 'offended' when Jewish members of administration attacked over Iran deal
U.S. president tells the Forward that ?trained ties with Israel won't affect Jews' support for Democrats.

Berlin soccer match ends in brawl, amid anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim slurs
More than 20 people were involved in the tussle, which resulted in two injuries.

A former British soldier's plan: First, fight ISIS in Syria - then, move to Israel
Grandson of Holocaust survivor Timothy Paul Jacobs-Woodworth is fighting with Kurdish soldiers and daubs buildings they capture with Hebrew language slogans.

Outdoor 'showers' at Auschwitz reportedly irk Israeli tourists
External sprinklers reportedly placed in death camp to help deal with the summer heat touches historical nerve for some tourists.






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