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US orders closure of Russian consulate, annexes

US orders closure of Russian consulate, annexes Those sanctions were imposed as punishment for what USA intelligence agencies concluded was Moscow's interference in the 2016 United States presidential election, as well as Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. "We were given two days", Zakharova told BuzzFeed News. While the diplomatic facilities are being closed, a senior administration official says the United States is no... [Full Article...]

North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test

North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test It is a holiday weekend in the United States, which marks Labor Day on Monday. There was speculation that North Korea might have detonated a boosted fission bomb, a weapon considered halfway between an atomic bomb and an H-bomb. "It follows two such tests last year and more than a dozen missile tests this year". "I don't think any American president can tolerate that leader with the capacity t... [Full Article...]

P's leader escapes assassination bid in Karachi

P's leader escapes assassination bid in Karachi As shown in the video, one of the assailants was wearing civic clothes while the other one was in police uniform - both of them had their faces covered with helmets and surgical masks. Condemnations poured in from Sindh lawmakers soon after the attack. The martyred constable, Moin, was on guard duty with the Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan. [Full Article...]

N Korea warns Japan risks 'imminent self-destruction'

N Korea warns Japan risks 'imminent self-destruction' North Korea has warned Japan it risks "imminent self-destruction" for siding with the United States. A US Air Force B-1B Lancer dropping a bomb at a shooting range in near Seoul. North Korea has been maintaining a torrid pace in weapons tests this year as it openly pursues an arsenal of nuclear-armed, intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching deep into the USA mainland. [Full Article...]

Local gas price skyrockets nearly 30 cents per litre before long weekend

Local gas price skyrockets nearly 30 cents per litre before long weekend When asked why Canadian prices would leap ahead of those in the U.S., McTeague pointed to a couple of reasons. Meanwhile in Montreal, he said the price is expected to jump eight cents to as much as $1.42 per litre at some point over the weekend or early next week. [Full Article...]

UK's Theresa May doubles down on plan to run for 2022 elections

But May's message during her Japanese visit was defiant: "What I am clear that I want to do is, yes, get on with the job of Brexit, but it's not just about Brexit". He used a column in his organ to compare the Prime Minister to a zombie, comparing her leadership to the "living dead in a second-rate horror film" and saying the United Kingdom deserved a "better movie than this". [Full Article...]

Moon, Trump vow to boost S. Korea missile capabilities over N. Korea

Moon, Trump vow to boost S. Korea missile capabilities over N. Korea NORSAR, an independent seismic monitor, estimated the blast created a yield of about 120 kilotons. It means this latest device was about five times larger than the bomb dropped on Nagasaki during World War II in August 1945. I'm pretty sure you're going to see a lot of USA hardware in this direction in the next few hours. Guam is a major sore point for Pyongyang because it is a US military h... [Full Article...]

Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase -Mnuchin

Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase -Mnuchin The U.S. government hit the $19.8 trillion debt limit in March and the Treasury Department has been using accounting maneuvers to free up borrowing. Greg Abbott said in an interview on Sunday . Blunt, on NBC , said Hurricane Harvey has created "another reason as to why you'd want to keep the government open" by passing legislation to fund the government this month. [Full Article...]

U.S. agrees to revise and boost South Korean missile defense capacity

U.S. agrees to revise and boost South Korean missile defense capacity The US now has around 28,500 soldiers stationed in South Korea, and Washington also guarantees the country's protection under its nuclear umbrella. "We're not talking to the North Koreans right now", Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. "Talking is not the answer", Trump had tweeted earlier in the week after the latest launch of a North Korean ballistic missile, which leader Kim Jong Un was quot... [Full Article...]

US Open 2017: Marin Cilic loses to Diego Schwartzman in third round

US Open 2017: Marin Cilic loses to Diego Schwartzman in third round The lack of match play appears to have cost him, with Argentinian Diego Schwartzman winning 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-4. Schwartzman played far from a flawless match, committing 48 unforced errors and almost squandering a double-break lead in the fourth set, but he hung on to win in three hours and 23 minutes. [Full Article...]

Pacom Commander, South Korean Defense Minister Discuss North Korea

Pacom Commander, South Korean Defense Minister Discuss North Korea A second quake measuring 4.6 magnitude was detected a short time later, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. Since 2006, North Korea has carried out five nuclear tests, including two previous year. Washington removed all tactical atomic weapons from South Korea in September 1991. The test comes amid ongoing North Korean ballistic missile tests. [Full Article...]

Turkey strongly condemns North Korea nuclear test

Turkey strongly condemns North Korea nuclear test On July 28, North Korea conducted a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed off the coast of Japan. Pyongyang called the test its first move to increase military action in the Pacific Ocean to contain the United States territory of Guam. [Full Article...]

Japan Unimpressed With May's Brexit But 'Too Polite' to Say So

The Japan side said that the two agreed to urge China to step up pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear weapons development. "The prime minister is outraged by North Korea's reckless provocation and she strongly condemns these illegal tests", a spokeswoman for May said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

U.S. orders Russian Federation to close more diplomatic offices in escalating dispute

U.S. orders Russian Federation to close more diplomatic offices in escalating dispute Still, Nauert noted in her statement that the USA has "fully implemented" the Russian order , which had set its deadline for Friday. The bill was sent to President Trump, however his reluctance in signing the bill was evident. "As you know, it takes two to tango, but it seems to me that our partners keep performing individual breakdance", Lavrov said . Earlier in the day, the Russian Embas... [Full Article...]

Japan princess to lose her royal status after announcing engagement to commoner

Japan princess to lose her royal status after announcing engagement to commoner The couple had a long-distance relationship while studying overseas - Princess Mako in Britain and Mr Komuro in the US - for one year. The princess came home in July 2013, and Komuro also returned around the same time. Mako's renouncement of royal status will make her the 8th member of the Imperial family to renounce status in order to marry since World War II. Traditionalists, including Prime... [Full Article...]

Can Notre Dame cover 18 vs. Temple? 9/2/17

Can Notre Dame cover 18 vs. Temple? 9/2/17 The Irish are coming off a 4-8 year. That is believed to be a first in school history . "They came out, and they played better". But against Temple , the offense had a new look, and it worked for 422 rushing yards and a ideal six-for-six touchdown record in the red zone. [Full Article...]

California, setting temperature record in San Francisco

California, setting temperature record in San Francisco They are the result of triple-digit temperatures inland and light winds combined with smoke from fires elsewhere in California and OR, air district officials said. Los Angeles resident Tracy Goldman had her auto packed in case officials ordered her street to evacuate. "It's very unsettling", she said as she watched, already having packed her vehicle in case officials ordered her street to evacua... [Full Article...]

China asks North Korea to stop wrong actions after nuclear test

China asks North Korea to stop wrong actions after nuclear test There was no independent confirmation of the claims. "The H-bomb, the explosive power of which is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton, is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power", KCNA said. But the timing of Sunday's hydrogen bomb test also exploits tension between South Korea and the United States. South Korea responded to that test by staging a live... [Full Article...]

Walter Becker, One Half of Steely Dan, Dead at 67

Walter Becker, One Half of Steely Dan, Dead at 67 His death was announced on his official website , which gave no other details. Becker was born February 20, 1950, in Queens, N.Y., and was raised in the borough community, Variety reports . When Steely Dan disbanded, Becker retreated to Maui and began growing avocados. He released two solo albums throughout his career - 1994's 11 Tracks of Whack and 2008's Circus Money . [Full Article...]

Today's weather for Friday, Sept. 1, 2017: Clear skies, cooler temperatures await

Today's weather for Friday, Sept. 1, 2017: Clear skies, cooler temperatures await The evening hours will see mostly clear skies, with a low around 61. Typically, highs on September 1 are in the mid-70s. Friday: Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 95. Labor Day weekend usually marks the end of summer for most folks, but not Mother Nature! Highs near or even exceed 80 degrees that Monday; Cape Cod beaches will be cooler. [Full Article...]


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