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Trump to visit 5 Asian nations in November

Trump to visit 5 Asian nations in November He also met many of them on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in NY early this month or in Europe on the margins of G-20 and G-7 summits this summer. General Assembly . The White House said Mr Trump's visit would "strengthen the global resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation warns of "catastrophic consequences" if Korean dispute descends into war

Russian Federation warns of The situation on the Korean peninsula has escalated in recent months after Pyongyang carried out several ballistic missile and nuclear tests in violation of the UN Security Council's resolutions. "War on the Korean peninsula will have no victor". In his first speech at the UN General Assembly on Sept 19, Trump threatened that the U.S. "will have no choice but to totally destroy" the country unless... [Full Article...]

'If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, get out!'

'If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, get out!' He said that those events form the backdrop against which the writing of the slurs should be judged, and argued that the group at the academy is more powerful due to their diversity. Silveria said even though the incident happened at the prep school, everyone at the Academy should pay attention. "You should be outraged not only as an airman, but as a human being". [Full Article...]

Miracles are needed for progress on Brexit talks, says Juncker

Miracles are needed for progress on Brexit talks, says Juncker She had hoped to speak directly to EU leaders and reassure them Britain was not picking unnecessary fights, going as far as to make concessions on the future role of the European Court of Justice and on the Brexit bill . He said: "By the end of October we will not have sufficient progress". European Union diplomats doubt Barnier will be satisfied by October and many see a December summit as a... [Full Article...]

Royal Caribbean ship arrives in Puerto Rico carrying relief supplies

Royal Caribbean ship arrives in Puerto Rico carrying relief supplies Relief efforts are underway in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. She said she came to visit family in the USA territory after Hurricane Irma shut down her school in Florida for three weeks, and then she got stranded in Puerto Rico when Maria hit last week. [Full Article...]

Blast near Shiite mosque in Afghan capital causes casualties

Blast near Shiite mosque in Afghan capital causes casualties A " suicide bomber who was grazing sheep has detonated himself outside" the mosque , Gen Salim Almas, criminal investigative director of Kabul city, told AFP . Five people were killed in the attack. Some reports said up to 20 people were injured. There had been fears insurgents would strike as Shiites prepare to commemorate Ashura, which falls this weekend and is the most important Shiite... [Full Article...]

Who Is Henry Bolton? Meet Ukip's New Leader

Who Is Henry Bolton? Meet Ukip's New Leader Bolton's election comes as a surprise as the party's deputy leader Peter Whittle and anti-Islam candidate Anne Marie Waters were considered the favored options, Business Insider reports. 12,915 people voted in the leadership contest, which is 46.5% of the party membership. Mr Bolton, who was backed by Nigel Farage , stood for UKIP as police and crime commissioner in Kent in 2016, coming sec... [Full Article...]

New UKIP logo lands party in Premier League copyright row

New UKIP logo lands party in Premier League copyright row On social media people were quick to draw similarities with the Premier Leagues logo with football pundit Gary Linekar tweeting: "The @premierleague will be thrilled". The Ukip spokesman said the logo 'is not a rip off - it's the internationally recogised symbol of this country. Not all of the reaction to Ukip's new logo has been regarding the Premier League link however. [Full Article...]

USA removing 60% of embassy staff from Cuba following 'attacks' on diplomats

USA removing 60% of embassy staff from Cuba following 'attacks' on diplomats The officials say the U.S.is ordering all nonessential staff in the embassy in Havana to leave, along with all family members. But it was unclear whether leaving the island would be voluntary or compulsory, and one US official said some details were still being worked out. [Full Article...]

South Korea: Return of wartime operational control will scare North

South Korea: Return of wartime operational control will scare North There, Trump said the USA would "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary. "The top priority is to secure abilities to counter the North Korean nuclear and missile threats", Moon said. However, no peace treaty has been signed since then, meaning that South Korea is technically still at war with North Korea. "What is most important for now is for the global community to unite", Amano said. [Full Article...]

Trump's tax 'miracle': Cowardice and dishonesty

Trump's tax 'miracle': Cowardice and dishonesty Leaked records published in March showed that, under the alternative minimum tax, Mr Trump was forced to pay US$31 million in 2005, suggesting that eliminating the provision could benefit him and other wealthy individuals like him. "You still have my support for Tax Cuts!" Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) said he would assess "whether or not, and how, to maintain the State and Local Tax Deduction... [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Jon Huntsman as US Ambassador to Russian Federation

Senate Confirms Jon Huntsman as US Ambassador to Russian Federation The US Senate voted in favor of the appointment of former Utah Governor John Huntsman as the country's ambassador to Moscow, Reuters reports . The Senate's approval of his nomination on a unanimous voice vote without any prior debate showed the broad, bipartisan support in Congress for putting Huntsman in the sensitive Moscow post. [Full Article...]

High court revives suit over how public schools are funded

High court revives suit over how public schools are funded In Janus v. American Federation , the Court will again tackle the issue of compelled financial support for public unions. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Commonwealth Court to hold a trial on whether public school funding across the state is inequitable and violates the state Constitution. [Full Article...]

NYS sending more relief aid to Puerto Rico

NYS sending more relief aid to Puerto Rico Entertainer Jennifer Lopez , U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and Cesar Perales are serving as co-chairs of the drive, noted a statement from the governor's office . Lopez recently made headlines when she pledged to donate $1 million from the proceeds of her Vegas show to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, where she has family members who are still unaccounted for. [Full Article...]

Malaysians banned from travelling to N.Korea

Malaysians banned from travelling to N.Korea And seen from that broader perspective, it is far from surprising, given the restrictions already enacted in several realms, including on workers, select businesses, flights, and even postponement of a soccer match, as well as rising concerns about the security of Malaysian citizens evident in the diplomatic row that erupted earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Ryanair must reimburse cancelled United Kingdom flight passengers by Friday

Ryanair must reimburse cancelled United Kingdom flight passengers by Friday It also wants the airline to commit to helping travellers who have had to choose an alternative option that isn't suitable for them as a result of the cancellations, as well as a clear statement showing Ryanair will reimburse any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by passengers as a result of the disruption - as is their right under European Union law. [Full Article...]

Russian Opposition Leader Arrested Hours Before Latest Rally

Russian Opposition Leader Arrested Hours Before Latest Rally Navalny tweeted Friday morning, in Russian, saying he had been " detained and was being taken somewhere", but could not say where. After he announced his presidential bid previous year, Navalny, a top Kremlin foe and arguably Russia's most popular opposition politician, inspired a grassroots campaign in Russian regions to support his nomination. [Full Article...]

Waiver of Jones Act to Speed Puerto Rico Aid Draws Mixed Reviews

Waiver of Jones Act to Speed Puerto Rico Aid Draws Mixed Reviews The Jones Act has also been suspended by former President George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and by former President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal . On Wednesday the U.S. military swung into action, stepping up an air bridge to the island, and the USNS Comfort , a 1,000-bed hospital ship based in Virginia, is expected to depart Fr... [Full Article...]

Trump Deletes Tweets Backing GOP Loser As Anti-Sharia Crusader Wins Alabama

Trump Deletes Tweets Backing GOP Loser As Anti-Sharia Crusader Wins Alabama Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in a December 12 special election. There's sort of this Alabama-centric thing that people are missing when they discuss that race, which is, while McConnell money and Trump endorsement all that was involved, Luther Strange's candidacy was tainted from the day he accepted the appointment from Governor Robert Bentley , who resigned. [Full Article...]

System in Caribbean could be next tropical storm

System in Caribbean could be next tropical storm A disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean has a 40 percent chance to develop between the Bahamas and Florida over the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center . The unusual combination of a summertime cold front and tiny low pressure system over 86-degree Gulf of Mexico water led to Emily's development. The Weather Prediction Center is forecasting 2 to 4 inches of rain for South Fl... [Full Article...]


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