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Austrian economy minister adds his 'nein' to TTIP debate

Austrian economy minister adds his 'nein' to TTIP debate

This comes asGerman Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said that Obama's free trade deal with Europe is going nowhere, stressing that talks with Washington "have de facto failed". "We mustn't submit to the American proposals", said Gabriel, who is also the head of Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party. "And if that is not possible it makes sense to make as much progress as possible".



US warns Russia against interference

But also make no mistake, we will defend our allies, the principle global order and the positive future it affords us. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blamed Russia and expressed concern about possible Russian interference in the election.


After Criticism, Airbnb Moves to Fix Its Discrimination Issues

After Criticism, Airbnb Moves to Fix Its Discrimination Issues

Murphy, who formerly headed the Washington D.C. legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union, was hired by Airbnb as an outside consultant to help the company deal with issues of discrimination. To guard against race discrimination, Airbnb is planning to reduce the prominence of guests' photos when they book rooms while enhancing other parts of their profiles.



Syria opposition unveils transition plan

The Foreign Secretary hosted the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition (HNC) on Wednesday and backed its proposals for a "gradual transition" of power in Syria . "Assad is not a strongman but a frighteningly weak leader who can never again hold his country together - not after the slaughter he has engaged in", the foreign minister wrote in The Times newspaper.



Clinton, Trump confront weaknesses in security forum

The questions she received from the audience were more pointed as well, compared to the relatively straightforward ones Trump still managed to screw up. The pair spoke back-to-back but not face-to-face at the forum, hosted by NBC . He also accused the administration of President Barack Obama of lying about the nuclear agreement with Iran.


Erdogan talks 'safe zone' in Syria with US, Russia

Erdogan talks 'safe zone' in Syria with US, Russia

During the summit, which took place in the Chinese city of Hangzhou between September 3 and September 5, Putin met the leaders of the United States, Germany, France, the UK, Turkey, China, Argentina, Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. A cessation of hostilities agreement brokered by Lavrov and Kerry in February unraveled within weeks, with Washington accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces of violating the pact.