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Miami construction cranes could be in Irma path

Miami construction cranes could be in Irma path A crew will be dispatched to secure the crane as soon as weather conditions improve, developer Ryan Shear, a principal of Property Markets Group, said in an emailed statement. Only a few contractors are certified to remove those cranes, he said. A crane's arm is not tied down but remains loose, the deputy director of the Building Department, Maurice Pons, had said. [Full Article...]

Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes The office said Putin told Moon that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs threatening worldwide peace and security, but emphasized finding a diplomatic solution. China and Russian Federation have been supporting a " freeze for freeze " plan in which the US and South Korea would stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea suspending its nuclear weapons programs. [Full Article...]

BC Liberals' Darryl Plecas to serve as Speaker

BC Liberals' Darryl Plecas to serve as Speaker British Columbia's Liberal party has kicked out one of its caucus members for taking the role of Speaker in the NDP minority government. But after Christy Clark attempted to try to trigger a new election, Plecas spoke out against her continued leadership. [Full Article...]

Mexico Expels N.Korean Ambassador Over Nuclear Tests

Mexico Expels N.Korean Ambassador Over Nuclear Tests Washington has rejected China's proposal for a freeze on North Korea's nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a suspension of US-South Korea military drills. "We are not kidding when we say all options are on the table", one official said. Hopefully, we're not going to have to use it on North Korea . "Recently, high ranking French politicians startled the people by saying absurd thin... [Full Article...]

Schumer Vows to Include DREAM Act to Other Bills Until it Passes

Schumer Vows to Include DREAM Act to Other Bills Until it Passes Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for people who came to the USA illegally as children. "If we can keep all the Democrats, we can get this done". Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed at a press conference that "if a clean DREAM Act does not come to the floor in September, we're prepared to atta... [Full Article...]

Trump 'not my bride' says Putin

Trump 'not my bride' says Putin Rattled by the test, South Korea on Tuesday conducted live-fire exercises at sea in its second straight day of military displays. In a phone conversation on Monday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Mr Trump said he would support "in principle" the U.S. [Full Article...]

Government requests FTSE 100 firms publicly back Brexit stance

Government requests FTSE 100 firms publicly back Brexit stance Steve Baker, a minister in the Brexit department, and Suella Fernandes, an aide to the chancellor, intervened on a private online messaging group that encouraged MPs to sign the letter. Sky News television, which first reported the letter earlier Wednesday, said company chiefs expressed incredulity at being asked to sign. In an astonishing intervention by a senior Conservative casting doubt o... [Full Article...]

S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test

S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned North Korea against continuing its current missile and nuclear weapons development policies. During his election campaign earlier this year, President Moon was a noted skeptic of THAAD, and called for greater dialogue with North Korea. [Full Article...]

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions The Peace Boys from Jos, first time winners of the NPFL, were able to beat the incumbent champions Enugu Rangers 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Emeka Umeh and Benjamin Turba. Plateau, who are coached by Kennedy Boboye, went on a seven-game unbeaten run at the start of the season until it ended against Akwa United in the eighth week of the season with a 2-1 loss. [Full Article...]

Putin Says Russia 'Reserves Right' to Oust More US Diplomats

Putin Says Russia 'Reserves Right' to Oust More US Diplomats However, further U.S. sanctions on Russia and the USA decision to close Russian diplomatic outposts have raised concerns that the two countries remain far apart. "For a start I will order the foreign ministry to go to court", he said. "Let's see how effective the widely praised American judicial system is", Putin said. [Full Article...]

South Florida under a flood watch due to Hurricane Irma

More than 170,000 homes and businesses were without power late on Saturday night and that number could end up being millions, energy firms have warned. It has already left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean, killing at least 22 people. "I think the Congress will act quickly to make sure we have the emergency funding that we need to go forward", he said. [Full Article...]

Battling cancer, McCain says his prognosis is 'pretty good'

Battling cancer, McCain says his prognosis is 'pretty good' Ever the maverick, McCain ruffled feathers within his party recently by casting one of the deciding Republican votes against repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the landmark 2010 health care law known as "Obamacare". "I'm getting the best treatment that anybody could get", he said. I'm very happy with what I've been able to do. "I also think that we've got to tell the Chinese, it wi... [Full Article...]

South Korea expects North to launch ICBM on Saturday, prime minister says

South Korea expects North to launch ICBM on Saturday, prime minister says But after North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test this week, Moon's emphasis on dialogue has been called into question by conservatives at home, and by the USA president, who derided it as unworkable "appeasement". Abe is due to meet Putin separately later today. Speaking to CNN this week, Moon Chung-in, a special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said the government had droppe... [Full Article...]

Most South Koreans doubt the North will start a war

Most South Koreans doubt the North will start a war Amid the rising tensions, Seoul installed the four remaining launchers of the US anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on a former golf course in the south early on Thursday. Sixty-five percent of the surveyed said South Korea should suspend all support toward North Korea if Pyongyang fails to abandon its nuclear ambitions. [Full Article...]

Left sweeps JNUSU polls but ABVP close behind

Left sweeps JNUSU polls but ABVP close behind United Left Alliance candidate Geetha Kumari beat Nidhi Tripathi of ABVP by 464 votes in the JNUSU elections. A red-faced Vijayvargiya was later forced to delete the posts. United Left Alliance have secured 4 councilor seats each in prestigious SIS and SSS schools while BASO got one seat in SSS and one seat from SIS went to an independent candidate. [Full Article...]

Putin says sanctions alone will not resolve Korean crisis

Putin says sanctions alone will not resolve Korean crisis Both called for further sanctions on North Korea over its rapidly advancing nuclear weapons and missile programmes, including an oil shipment embargo. Mr Putin's comments came after North Korea was seen moving what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile towards its west coast, a report said. [Full Article...]

Florida officers die in crash possibly related to Irma

Florida officers die in crash possibly related to Irma Vehicles driven by a sheriff's deputy and a correctional officer crashed into each other Sunday morning, killing both in Hardee County, southeast of Tampa. Bridges lived in Wauchula and was originally from Sarasota, according to her Facebook page . Ossman, of Sebring, worked at the Hardee Correctional Institute. [Full Article...]

University of California sues Trump admin over DACA repeal

University of California sues Trump admin over DACA repeal UC's suit , filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, seeks to void the federal action. In all, there are an estimated 240,000 DACA recipients in California - almost a third of the national total. No new applications will be accepted. "We hope by this lawsuit to restore those dreams". They work in almost every occupation, and replacing them would cost California businesses more than $1 bil... [Full Article...]

North Korea situation needs quick action, says Shinzo Abe

North Korea situation needs quick action, says Shinzo Abe Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American leaders last month to break all diplomatic and economic ties with North Korea during a trip to the region. "If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea". Russian Federation shares a 22-kilometre border along the Tuman River with North Korea, and like China, it is desperate to avoid any outcome that leads to war or eco... [Full Article...]

Gov. McMaster discusses Hurricane Irma preparations

Gov. McMaster discusses Hurricane Irma preparations Between Thursday and Friday, the northern state highways have reported considerable traffic jams in what is already an unprecedented exodus of residents and tourists visiting South Florida. According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), projections indicate that Irma would pass more towards the western coast of the state, away from Miami which has the highest population density. [Full Article...]


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