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Hurricane Jose strengthens to Category Three storm

Hurricane Jose strengthens to Category Three storm A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. The storm will still be at hurricane force Sunday night. In just a few miles you can drop a whole category. "Trying to find climate change signals is pretty hard". Part of that ideal recipe includes warm ocean water and little wind shear - which refers to changing w... [Full Article...]

Senate approves aid bill for Harvey

Senate approves aid bill for Harvey The House is expected to approve it despite some objections. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved late Wednesday to add $7.4 billion in money for rebuilding to Trump's $7.9 billion Harvey request. The bill also would provide $7.4 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development for areas most affected by 2017 disasters, accordin... [Full Article...]

Germany's Merkel offers diplomatic initiative for DPRK nuclear issue

Germany's Merkel offers diplomatic initiative for DPRK nuclear issue The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany conducted long-running talks with Iran that led to a 2015 deal for worldwide sanctions to be lifted in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear activities. In return, some sanctions were dropped. Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in an interview published yesterday, said the showdown over North Korea... [Full Article...]

Bannon: GOP establishment 'trying to nullify the 2016 election'

Bannon, for his part, is reportedly planning to promote a host of primary challengers in 2018 , potentially complicating Republican efforts to maintain control of Congress. That's what the investigation is about. After Rose presses him about whether or not Russians tried to influence last year's election, Bannon moderates his tone, saying "We'll have to wait till the investigation is finished". [Full Article...]

Clashes at protests in South Korea injure dozens

Putin said he and Abe discussed the prospect of a peace treaty officially ending World War Two hostilities, which has never been signed because of the territorial dispute. “It is of course embarrassing at the very least to place us on par with North Korea and then ask our help in exercising sanctions against North Korea.” . [Full Article...]

Consequences of military action against North Korea may be horrific

Consequences of military action against North Korea may be horrific However, at a news conference in China, Mr Putin stopped short of expressing support for more United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and said Russian Federation viewed them as "useless and ineffective". "The scenario of an escalation towards a major conflict can not be discarded", Parly said during a speech to the French military. The comments come as North Korea reportedly moved a possible IC... [Full Article...]

Putin says he believes United States willing to defuse Korea tensions

Putin said that whipping up military hysteria around the North Korean crisis was counterproductive, adding that Pyongyang would not end its nuclear and missile programmes because it views them as its only means for self-defence. The U.S. began installing the THAAD system under South Korea's previous government. "North Korea is escalating an overt challenge to the peace, prosperity, law and order... [Full Article...]

NYT Admits Link Between Hurricanes And Climate Change Uncertain

NYT Admits Link Between Hurricanes And Climate Change Uncertain Climate change is worsening the impacts of hurricanes such as Irma and Harvey , experts warned. The House overwhelmingly approved a almost $7.9 billion recovery aid package Wednesday for Texas and Louisiana in what is likely the first portion of what's expected to be tens of billions of dollars in federal aid to areas hit by Harvey. [Full Article...]

'Yes' for same-sex marriage vote is fairness: Australia PM

'Yes' for same-sex marriage vote is fairness: Australia PM The rallies came after Australia's High Court handed down a decision Thursday to allow the federal government to lawfully use $122 million to implement a postal plebiscite on the matter of same-sex marriage. It was a great big yes from the thousands who rallied around in Brisbane and Sydney to support the Yes vote for the same-sex marriage postal survey. [Full Article...]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused "to remain silent" on San Suu Kyi

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused To mention her name was to invoke patience and resilience in the face of suffering, courage and determination in the unyielding struggle for freedom. Some have called for the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991 as a champion of democracy to be revoked. [Full Article...]

LIVE UPDATES from the Miss America red carpet

LIVE UPDATES from the Miss America red carpet This year's judges include stars such as Thomas Rhett, PEOPLE magazine's Editor in Chief Jess Cagle, Molly Sims, Jordin Sparks, Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, Maria Menounos and Tara Lipinski. Irma-affected Florida has sent Sara Zeng to participate this year in Miss America. The 15 finalists were selected Sunday night during the scholarship pageant's televised finale in Atlantic City. [Full Article...]

Georgia governor expands state of emergency to all 159 counties

Georgia governor expands state of emergency to all 159 counties Other forecasts show Irma dumping between 3 and 6 inches of rain in north Georgia on Monday and Tuesday. Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to Category 2 storm after initially hitting the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a monster Category 4 storm. [Full Article...]

Japan urges Russian Federation to collaborate against North Korea

Japan urges Russian Federation to collaborate against North Korea North Korea on Wednesday insisted that it will maintain its nuclear program even if additional sanctions from the worldwide community are imposed on the regime, media reports said. Two THAAD batteries have already been installed. On Sunday, North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile and called it a "perfect success", inviting worldwide condemnation and promi... [Full Article...]

Seven dead in horror shooting rampage

Seven dead in horror shooting rampage Nine other victims with gunshot wounds were found in the home. Officers reported they were forced to open fire on the man, killing him. Police also have not determined a motive for the shooting. Seven were dead, and two were wounded and taken to a hospital, the authorities said. Plano is a fast-growing suburb about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. [Full Article...]

Trump wants to solve North Korea without fighting

Trump wants to solve North Korea without fighting On Sunday, North Korea tested what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb , marking the sixth time the isolated state has tested a nuclear weapon. With no palatable military options, U.S. Robert Einhorn, a former senior US non-proliferation specialist now at the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington , said North Korea has learned from the USA invasion of Iraq and the late Libyan leader Muamma... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis calls for "violence" in Venezuela

Pope Francis calls for Video images showed the pope hitting the left side of his face against a vertical bar of the Popemobile, a specially designed, open-top vehicle that allows the pontiff to stand and greet the faithful as his motorcade advances. "The Pope is fine". The accident took place in Cartangena during the pope's last day in Colombia. Human rights groups estimate millions of people around the world are vi... [Full Article...]

CBI books Jayanthi Natarajan for graft, raids premises - News - Midday

CBI books Jayanthi Natarajan for graft, raids premises - News - Midday The Electrosteel Casting Ltd was the beneficiary in the lease of forest land for mining of iron and manganese ores in Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. The Congress leader pointed out that the former Environment Minister, who was one of the most recognisable Congress spokespersons, was dropped in December 2013 after "serious questions were raised on her style of functioning". [Full Article...]

Trump dials British, Australian PMs on North Korean crisis

Trump dials British, Australian PMs on North Korean crisis Turnbull said he concluded after recent discussions with the leaders of Japan, Indonesia and the USA, that "everybody wants to get this dangerous situation resolved, bring this reckless, dangerous, provocative regime to its senses without conflict". [Full Article...]

Seoul on alert over possible missile test by Pyongyang

Seoul on alert over possible missile test by Pyongyang In the past months, North Korea has not been shy about issuing a series of missile and nuclear tests, regardless of Donald Trump's warnings that the United States would have a "massive" military response if they did not stop. North Korea unveiled a remarkably powerful bomb in its latest nuclear test, one with the ability to level entire urban centers. In images released by KCNA, Kim Jong-u... [Full Article...]

Trump signs Harvey aid, debt limit extension

Trump signs Harvey aid, debt limit extension Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had wanted to raise the debt ceiling through the 2018 midterm congressional elections but Democrats knew that would "destroy any negotiations leverage that we would have" over the coming months, Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. [Full Article...]


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