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Pope and Bartholomew issue joint appeal on Environment

Pope and Bartholomew issue joint appeal on Environment Coping with floods in some of these regions, however, is a regular feature of life for the poor. They said in the statement that human dignity and welfare were deeply connected to the care for the whole of creation, but they were now imperilled by actions that have led to the deterioration of the planet's natural environment. [Full Article...]

Pope, Orthodox patriarch urge action against climate change

Pope, Orthodox patriarch urge action against climate change This year marks the first time that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church, have issued a statement together for this particular day of prayer. However, the message continued, our attitude and behavior towards creation has over time obscured our calling as God's "co-operators". The history of the world "reveals a morally decaying sce... [Full Article...]

Mueller examining Trump's draft letter firing FBI Director Comey

Mueller examining Trump's draft letter firing FBI Director Comey According to the New York Times , special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a copy of that original letter that is believed to "provide the clearest rationale that Mr. Ty Cobb, another White House lawyer, declined to comment on the letter. Comey's firing had huge political ramifications for Trump that intensified weeks later when the ousted FBI chief accused the president of pressuring... [Full Article...]

China says Japan shouldn't slap North Korea with sanctions

China says Japan shouldn't slap North Korea with sanctions North Korea isn't a council member. May is visiting Japan for the first time as prime minister. Japan and Kazakhstan have been among the countries most affected by the devastating consequences of nuclear tests and weapons. The current proposal calls for spending on new SM-3 Block IIA interceptors - developed jointly with the U.S. - to counter potential attacks by simultaneous missile launches, a... [Full Article...]

Kenya's Supreme Court Overturns Election Result

Kenya's Supreme Court Overturns Election Result According to the results announced by the electoral commission before they were nullified, Kenyatta had been declared the victor with 54 percent of the votes. "The court has made its decision". Already, Kenya has avoided the violence on a scale of that which followed Odinga's defeat in the election of 2007, when 1,000 people were killed. [Full Article...]

DMK-led delegation meets President Kovind regarding TN politics

DMK-led delegation meets President Kovind regarding TN politics Stalin said on Wednesday that the governor had "failed to discharge his duties" and stated this as the reason for planning to meet President Kovind. As the United AIADMK was working to fulfill the conditions, Dhinakaran along with his supports sidelined themselves from the party to form a third front to bring down the ruling government. [Full Article...]

Reporter's Notebook: Aboard Air Force One in Hurricane-ravaged Texas

Reporter's Notebook: Aboard Air Force One in Hurricane-ravaged Texas Long said the government will need volunteers to help restore Texas after the flooding. The first lady sat beside the president as various officials, including Gov. "He knows how to do it", Witt said. 'Look, we saw what was in the president's and first lady's hearts that day, not what was on their feet, and it suggested to me. [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi: Looking forward to positive outcomes at BRICS Summit

PM Narendra Modi: Looking forward to positive outcomes at BRICS Summit PM Modi added that he will look to build on last year's summit. "The impact of BRICS cooperation reaches far beyond the five countries, I believe the BRICS Plus model will fully release the vitality of BRICS cooperation", said Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a recent press conference in Beijing. [Full Article...]

Video of United States military's successful shoot down of medium-range ballistic missile

It said this was a "curtain-raiser" for the North's "resolute countermeasures" against ongoing US-South Korean military drills. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the IRBM test a "reckless and provocative act" while President Donald Trump said it demonstrated that negotiations with Pyongyang were "not the answer". [Full Article...]

Mattis Disputes Reports Of Being At Odds With Trump

Mattis Disputes Reports Of Being At Odds With Trump Investors will also be looking for how the USA incumbent will respond to recent reports about his presidency and how he will handle North Korea . Navy sailors shot down the test missile aboard the USS John Paul Jones using the Standard-Missile-6 guided missiles. A joint mediation effort put forward by China and Russian Federation would involve a mutual pause in both missile tests by Nort... [Full Article...]

US, South Korea agree to boost Seoul's defenses amid North Korea threat

US, South Korea agree to boost Seoul's defenses amid North Korea threat That followed the test launch of two long-range ballistic missiles in July in a sharply lofted trajectory that demonstrated a potential range of 6,000 miles or more that would put many parts of the US mainland within striking distance. The Pentagon had said it was "actively" considering the revision. North Korea has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US and... [Full Article...]

Raila mourns death of students in school fire

Raila mourns death of students in school fire Most parents had started streaming in to pick their children by the time of going to press but the process of accounting for each and every child before being cleared was quit rigoruous. Fred Matiang'i, visited the school where he promised that the government would do all that is necessary to ensure that safety of students is assured. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation warns sanctions vs N. Korea 'dangerous'

The bombing exercise came as the United States and South Korea wrapped up their annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military drills that involved tens of thousands of soldiers. Together with Washington, Tokyo will try to persuade other Security Council members to agree to ban oil exports to North Korea , people familiar with the matter said. [Full Article...]

Houston mayor imposes curfew to prevent looting

Houston mayor imposes curfew to prevent looting He said Perez tried unsuccessfully to get to downtown for more than two hours. "We will continue. This police department is resilient, as is this community and I look forward to taking this man and giving him the honors and his family that he so richly deserves". [Full Article...]

Highway Patrol will target impaired drivers over Labor Day weekend

Highway Patrol will target impaired drivers over Labor Day weekend Last year, they gave out 1,699 speeding tickets, 165 seatbelt citations, 3,552 tickets for other traffic violations and made 51 arrests for driving while under the influence. In August, more than 300 people were wounded in shootings, along with at least 52 deaths ruled homicides, according to data compiled by the Chicago Sun-Times. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin Says Trump's Approach to North Korea Is 'Futile'

Vladimir Putin Says Trump's Approach to North Korea Is 'Futile' In his published comments, Putin said the situation was "balancing on the brink of a large-scale conflict". Putin said a roadmap drawn up by Russian Federation and China - which have relatively warm ties with Pyongyang and wield influence as permanent members of the UN Security Council - was a way to gradually reduce the tensions. [Full Article...]

Time to 'rethink' Turkey relations, says Merkel

Time to 'rethink' Turkey relations, says Merkel He said the race between Merkel and her SPD challenger remained "completely open" and pointed to a survey by pollster Allensbach last week that showed nearly 50 percent of voters had yet to decide who they would choose. Twelve German citizens are now in Turkish detention on political charges. Turkey has also arrested two German journalists, one of them with dual citizenship, having accused the... [Full Article...]

ISIS Leader, Baghdadi, probably still alive

ISIS Leader, Baghdadi, probably still alive Townsend earlier indicated that the belief Baghdadi was not dead was based on a dearth of evidence and added that claims to the contrary amounted to "rumor or otherwise". "We've heard all kinds of reporting". His statements follow the Iraqi prime minister's declaration of victory over the so-called Islamic state over Isis in the city of Tal Afar on Thursday. [Full Article...]

South Korean fined for branding president North Korean in Wiki bio

South Korean fined for branding president North Korean in Wiki bio It also objected to the translated title of the South Korean edition as "Capitalist People's Republic of Korea" and the book's cover that replaced the red star in North Korea's official seal with the USA dollar mark. "The menace to normal reporting activities of journalists is a serious threat to freedom of the press and an act of intervening in domestic affairs", the MOU said in a spokesperson's ... [Full Article...]

C39 Flight Carrying IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite Unsuccessful

C39 Flight Carrying IRNSS-1H Navigation Satellite Unsuccessful The objective of mission C39 (the 41st mission for India's PSLV XL launcher) was to place the IRNSS H navigation satellite (1,425kg) navigation satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. Queried about the impact of the mission failure on getting commercial launch projects, the ISRO chairman said the issue has to be studied. "We have to analyse the heat shield separation command and subse... [Full Article...]


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