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Merkel in diplomatic push on North Korea, to speak with Putin: spokesman

Merkel in diplomatic push on North Korea, to speak with Putin: spokesman There are about 100,000 North Korean citizens working overseas, earning the regime about US$500 million each year. The measure is unlikely to have a significant impact on the North Korean military or nuclear weapons program, according to a report Tuesday by the Nautilus Institute, a think tank that specializes in energy issues. [Full Article...]

Aerial images of damage to the Florida Keys by Hurricane Irma

Aerial images of damage to the Florida Keys by Hurricane Irma Irma tied Florida Keys (1935), Gilbert (1988), and Wilma (2005) for the second strongest maximum winds of all-time for an Atlantic hurricane when it topped out at 185 miles per hour. "We've had places flooded that have never flooded before", she said. "You will not survive all of this storm surge ". The storm made its first US landfall at 9:10 a.m. [Full Article...]

Sagrada Familia Church Evacuate After False Alarm in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Church Evacuate After False Alarm in Barcelona Meanwhile, a bomb squad arrived at the scene, too, to check out the suspicious van that caused all the chaos, according to RT News. The terror cell that inflicted the carnage was planning much larger attack, including the bombing of the Sagrada Família, a suspect told a court after his arrest. [Full Article...]

Seattle Mayor to resign amid sex abuse allegations

Seattle Mayor to resign amid sex abuse allegations A statement was expected to be released later in the day. Murray continues to deny all the accusations. He said Murray lived with them in Medford, NY, for about a year in the mid-1970s. An election to replace Mr. Murray permanently is already in full swing, with two candidates - Jenny Durkan, a former United States attorney, and Cary Moon, an urban planner, engineer and local activist - vying ... [Full Article...]

Election commission meeting to be held today at Saint Anselm

Election commission meeting to be held today at Saint Anselm The Kansas secretary of state told reporters after the meeting that such claims are "bizarre" because they assume the commission can perform a "Jedi mind trick" on state legislatures to make them adopt its recommendations. But Dunlap eviscerated Kobach's claims during the commission meeting. "But it is legal in New Hampshire for you to have a MA driver's license, and have MA plates on your c... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court temporarily allows part of Trump Muslim travel ban

Supreme Court temporarily allows part of Trump Muslim travel ban At issue is whether the president can block a group of about 24,000 refugees, who have assurances from sponsors, from entering the United States. The justices exempted those with a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship" to a USA person or entity from the refugee ban, which affects those from anywhere in the world, and the 90-day travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries. [Full Article...]

Iran says Rohingya tragedy sounds alarm for death of Nobel Peace Prize

Iran says Rohingya tragedy sounds alarm for death of Nobel Peace Prize India has said that illegal immigrants like Myanmar's Rohingyas pose security risks to the nation. The latest security operation in Rakhine state follows attacks by militants on 25 August against 30 police posts. "The government of Myanmar fully shares the concern of the global community regarding the displacement and suffering of all communities affected by the latest escalation of violence i... [Full Article...]

No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case

No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case That review led to five of the officers being charged with violating internal Baltimore Police policies. Goodson, who drove the van, was the sole officer charged with murder. All of the officers pleaded not guilty and none was convicted. Two were acquitted in bench trials. Marilyn Mosby, the State's Attorney for Baltimore, dropped the remaining three state cases. [Full Article...]

Huckabee Sanders: Trump 'Proud of the Decision' to Fire Comey

Huckabee Sanders: Trump 'Proud of the Decision' to Fire Comey While promoting her personal campaign autopsy, Clinton has laid blame on individuals she thinks contributed to the downfall of her campaign, including her primary challenger, Sen. Sanders, who seemed prepared for the question, said she was unaware whether Trump is going to read the book, entitled " What Happened ". But before ending the briefing, Sanders was asked if Bannon tried to warn Presid... [Full Article...]

Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north

Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north The highest point on the Florida Keys is about 18 feet above sea level, so a significant storm surge could flood the entire Keys. The historic storm is so wide that authorities faced destructive storm surges on both coasts of Florida and the Keys as it follows a path north toward Georgia. [Full Article...]

United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

United Nations unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea On Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped. "My delegation condemns in the strongest terms, and categorically rejects, the latest illegal and unlawful UN Security Council resolution", Song said. [Full Article...]

North Korea Receiving Russian Supplies Despite sanctions

North Korea Receiving Russian Supplies Despite sanctions The United States and its allies had pushed for new sanctions to increase pressure on North Korea to agree to negotiations. In a decision backed by China and Russian Federation, the UNSC has put a ban on textile exports and has also restricted the shipment of oil products. [Full Article...]

Miami police share picture of Hurricane Irma looters in jail

Miami police share picture of Hurricane Irma looters in jail During its march up Florida's west coast, Irma swamped homes , uprooted trees and flooded streets. For the first time, two storms with wind speeds of over 150 miles per hour ravaged through the Atlantic. "The outer wall that we caught, the whole outer sweep, we were very, very lucky. that eastern sweep didn't give us the real bang and eastern punch that would've drowned us", he said . [Full Article...]

PASSAGES LGBTQ Heroine Edith Windsor passes away

PASSAGES LGBTQ Heroine Edith Windsor passes away Edie Windsor , the plaintiff whose lawsuit against the federal government forced it to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples and the federal benefits to which they are legally entitled, passed away at her home in NY on Tuesday. Windsor sued, instead saying "that the law, by recognizing only marriages between a man and a woman, unconstitutionally singled out same-sex marriage partners for "... [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli fans troll Danielle Wyatt on Twitter; here is why

Virat Kohli fans troll Danielle Wyatt on Twitter; here is why Predicting the scoreline, Laxman said: "4-1 to India because the Australian bowling department looks very weak". Virat Kohli and Steve Smith (left) areon even keel as far as leadership qualities are concerned, feels former Australia skipper Michael Clarke , though he rates the Indian captain as a better ODI batsman and behind Smith in Tests. [Full Article...]

Campbell, Iowa State eager to move on from Iowa loss

Campbell, Iowa State eager to move on from Iowa loss Stanley threw a 5-yard TD pass to Ihmir Smith-Marsette in overtime and Iowa rallied to stun Iowa State 44-41 on Saturday, its third consecutive victory over the rival Cyclones. Nathan Stanley threw for five touchdown passes in this game, which totals to eight on the season already, and we're just two games in. In the first quarter, Easley caught a screen and beat a defender for a 10-yard touchdo... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose spares Saint Martin Island

Hurricane Jose spares Saint Martin Island A picture shows a wrecked vehicle in the streets of Marigot , on September 9, 2017 in Saint-Martin island devastated by Irma hurricane. "This is catastrophic, because a lot of the buildings here are not prepared for a downpour like this", said Yanmara Suarez, standing in the street in a yellow t-shirt with water up to her ankles. [Full Article...]

Kenyatta threatens to impeach Odinga

Kenyatta threatens to impeach Odinga Mr Kenyatta, who was addressing a delegation of party supporters, said (in Swahili): "even if he is elected, we have the opportunity in two months, three months to remove him". National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen also spoke at the meeting held at State House Gardens. The opposition has yet to respond to Kenyatta's remarks. [Full Article...]

North Korea Threatens US As Council Mulls New UN Sanctions

North Korea Threatens US As Council Mulls New UN Sanctions Haley acknowledged China's influence saying: "Today's resolution would not have happened without the strong relationship that has developed between President (Donald) Trump and Chinese President Xi (Jinping), and we greatly appreciate both teams working with us". [Full Article...]

The United States Should Talk to North Korea

The United States Should Talk to North Korea North Korea says it needs to develop its weapons to defend itself against what it sees as United States aggression. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency Security Council meeting called in response to North Korea's Sunday nuclear test that the U.S. [Full Article...]


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