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China says North Korea issue should be resolved peacefully

China says North Korea issue should be resolved peacefully It is just one of several that major world powers are engaged in on, over and near the Korean peninsula, amid heightened tension in the wake of North Korea's increasingly frequent missile tests and its sixth nuclear test this month. Many experts say it's only a matter of time until Kim achieves his stated objective of possessing reliable nuclear-tipped missiles capable of striking anywhere in ... [Full Article...]

South Korean, Japanese, US militaries to mount pressure on Pyongyang

South Korean, Japanese, US militaries to mount pressure on Pyongyang With two North Korean missiles recently launched over northern Japan, one senior defense official says that consideration remains very real. As North Korea continues to test a series of intercontinental missiles and payloads, and as the USA continues to respond by unleashing "fire and fury", the Pentagon is said to be rethinking how to respond to such missile launches. [Full Article...]

High Court hears Malcolm Roberts emailed wrong addresses to renounce dual citizenship

High Court hears Malcolm Roberts emailed wrong addresses to renounce dual citizenship Born to an Australian mother and Welsh father in India in 1955, Roberts says he has only ever believed he was Australian, despite not having set foot on Australian soil until 1962. However, at another point during the hearing, Senator Roberts again said he believed he "never had citizenship of another country". Less than a year later, in July 2017, Roberts's staff claimed "any renunciation" of w... [Full Article...]

Mattis hints at USA military options for North Korea

Mattis hints at USA military options for North Korea Manila's foreign ministry said it had suspended trade relations with North Korea to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions over the North's repeated missile tests . They also include banning textile imports. Some nations are expelling North Korean ambassadors after the country's latest nuclear test. The United States and its allies have been scrambling to respond to North Korea's accel... [Full Article...]

Iran nuclear deal must be 'revisited': Tillerson

Iran nuclear deal must be 'revisited': Tillerson The officials said that "a Western entity" had told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of sites that Iran had failed to disclose under the deal - which offered Iran relief from punishing sanctions in exchange for having it roll back its nuclear program - but the body had failed to investigate or carry our inspections at the locations, Haaretz reported Sunday. [Full Article...]

Ataturk Airport Closed After Jet Crashed On Runway

Ataturk Airport Closed After Jet Crashed On Runway Airlive reports the plane tried to return to the airport when a failure alarm was triggered. The jet, registered as TC-KON, crashed after reporting a malfunction as it was taking off, the state-run news agency Anadolu said. The plane had taken off from the airport for northern Cyprus but soon detected a technical malfunction and chose to abort the flight and go back, the state-run Anadolu Agen... [Full Article...]

Japan to deploy additional missile defence system in north: Defence ministry

Japan to deploy additional missile defence system in north: Defence ministry South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed to seek ways to fundamentally resolve the North Korean nuclear issue at the upcoming UN General Assembly and pledged his country's leading role in dealing with other global issues such as climate change. [Full Article...]

Ghani meets Trump in NY, says 'victory within sight'

Ghani meets Trump in NY, says 'victory within sight' The U.S. and Afghans have already started work on some of SIGAR's 35 recommendations, which the office began developing as a "lessons learned program" in 2014 at the behest of former U.S. He said he believes it will not take another decade to win or settle the war but rather "some limited years". Ghani said US President Donald Trump's new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that ... [Full Article...]

Mattis: No Need to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles Yet

Mattis: No Need to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles Yet The Cipher Brief: As the bellicose rhetoric from both the US and North Korea continues, the U.S.is signaling that all options - including a military one - are on the table. It comes after the United Nations approved new sanctions against North Korea for its sixth nuclear test earlier this month. "The U.S.is strangling and suffocating a country and breaking its will to impose U.S. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Opens Humanitarian Corridors in Deir Ezzor

Syrian Army Opens Humanitarian Corridors in Deir Ezzor The government forces, backed by Russian Federation and Iranian-allied militiamen, have gained control of most of the city of Deir al-Zor. In Syria , Col. -backed opposition. Earlier this week the Russian Defence Ministry accused US spies of initiating a jihadi offensive against government-held parts of north-west Syria. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer's Post-White House Redemption Tour Is Not Going So Well

Sean Spicer's Post-White House Redemption Tour Is Not Going So Well I am able to go out and explain a lot of things now, but I'm not on a tour. Where there were mistakes that were made, that I got something wrong, I think I've owned that. " Please refrain from sending me unsolicited texts and emails", Spicer wrote to Allen in an email. The Thursday edition of the Axios AM newsletter had a bit of a revelation by author Mike Allen where former White House Pre... [Full Article...]

Arsenal boss Wenger admits they were keen for Gibbs to leave

Arsenal boss Wenger admits they were keen for Gibbs to leave Giggs clocked up 40 more appearances, which were made in the old English First Division, which don't count to his tally. 'Everybody is still saying play as long as possible and that's what I'll try and do. Barry will no doubt get a word from Arsene Wenger when he steps out on Monday night - the Gunners boss twice wanted to sign him in. "But it didn't happen". [Full Article...]

Kardashian employee reported held at gunpoint at LA store

Kardashian employee reported held at gunpoint at LA store She also ranted phrases such as "Free Cuba" and "Stay away from Cuba" while knocking merchandise off the counter. The woman later returned to the scene with a machete, however no arrests were made, according to Los Angeles' ABC affiliate. [Full Article...]

Erdoğan, Trump discuss S-400 missile deal, KRG referendum in 'positive' meeting

Erdoğan, Trump discuss S-400 missile deal, KRG referendum in 'positive' meeting Erdogan was making remarks after a meeting with Turkish and Muslim-American community leaders. "All of Iraq's neighbors, and virtually the entire worldwide community, also oppose this referendum". Erdogan said last week that he would bring up in his meeting with Trump the case of former Turkish economy minister Zafer Caglayan, who was earlier this month indicted in the United States for conspiring... [Full Article...]

Rohingyas in India are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

Rohingyas in India are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh Speaking about accepting refugees in general and not referring to the Rohingyas issue in particular, Khurshid said if the government wants to accommodate refugees from anywhere, it should certainly extend them support, but not make a distinction between "people of one religion or other". [Full Article...]

China urges North Korea to not to go further in 'dangerous direction'

China appreciates Germany's support for the Chinese suspension-for-suspension proposal and expects Germany to make efforts to promote peace and negotiations, he said. Another enrolment official at the military-affiliated Harbin University of Science and Technology said the university had received diplomatic complaints from North Korea over its strict policy of blacklisting every scholarship applic... [Full Article...]

North Korea threat set to top agenda of United Nations general assembly

North Korea threat set to top agenda of United Nations general assembly Spain was preceded by Mexico, Peru and Kuwait, who all kicked out their North Korean ambassadors this month. In August Madrid warned that Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests "created a serious threat to peace in the region and to global security" which "would have consequences on bilateral relations". [Full Article...]

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for North Korea strategy

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for North Korea strategy A South Korean presidential official told Yonhap news agency that Trump's comments are mostly a repetition of a basic stance that all options will be considered when confronting North Korea . US President Donald Trump threatened to wipe out North Korea if military action was needed. In contrast, Japan's Asian rival China, and Russian Federation, have called repeatedly for a return to global dip... [Full Article...]

How a 7.1 magnitude quake devastated Mexico this week

How a 7.1 magnitude quake devastated Mexico this week The parents of children at the school had descended on the site, some climbing trees and playground equipment to get a better view of the operation, in hopes that their children would be pulled alive from the rubble. Rescuers have been racing to find survivors beneath the school, located in Mexico City's southeast. At least 245 people have been killed and over 2000 injured following the quake ... [Full Article...]

Republicans are at it again on health care

Republicans are at it again on health care Erie County faces an additional health care threat. The department is just proposing to impose them on a few more people, and exemptions remain for Native Americans and others, he said. The bill has drawn opposition from a broad swath of healthcare groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association. [Full Article...]


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