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San Juan mayor slams comments on Puerto Rico response

San Juan mayor slams comments on Puerto Rico response Asencio said that dire situation means the Trump administration needs to militarize more of its relief response. Conservative commentator Eric Erickson said he had planned to defend the Puerto Rico recovery efforts until the president attacked Cruz: "Yay, President Trump punched a critic - a critic who is on an island trying her best to help others where most of the people now have no ... [Full Article...]

Donations for Puerto Rico pour in from Orlando's Hispanic community

Donations for Puerto Rico pour in from Orlando's Hispanic community Trump, I beg you to take charge and save lives", she said. She said on CNN: "This is a people-are-dying story". Part of the criticism facing the Trump administration also centers on its hesitation to waive the Jones Act , a law that allows only American-flagged vessels with USA crews to deliver goods from one US port to another. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un brother's murder trial begins as suspects plead not guilty

Kim Jong-un brother's murder trial begins as suspects plead not guilty Defence lawyers said the real culprits have left Malaysia and that the women's innocence will be proven in court. Aisyah's lawyer Gooi Soon Seng told the court: "A fair trial must include the right to know". South Korea accuses the North of being behind the murder of Kim Jong-Un's estranged half-brother, who had voiced criticism of the regime after falling from grace and going to live in exile o... [Full Article...]

Will Monarch airlines lose its ATOL licence?

Will Monarch airlines lose its ATOL licence? The firm was granted a 24-hour extension to its licence to sell package holidays which will expire at midnight tonight. Without the licence Monarch's package holiday business could go into administration within days, which could ground its operations. [Full Article...]

President Trump says envoy is 'wasting his time' talking to North Korea

President Trump says envoy is 'wasting his time' talking to North Korea North Korea officials have not shown any interest in talks surrounding denuclearization . He also told the global body that "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime". We can talk to them. True to form, Trump has been instigating the situation with tweets , specifically in the beginning of September when he first referred to the North Korean leader as " Little Rocket ... [Full Article...]

Trump to Tillerson: Negotiating with N Korea is a waste of time

Trump to Tillerson: Negotiating with N Korea is a waste of time Tillerson's remarks followed a day of meetings in Beijing, which has become increasingly more concerned with the war of words taking place between the U.S. Some commentators seized on Trump's tweets as evidence that he was either undermining Tillerson personally or his diplomacy, or both. Trump's comments on Sunday appeared to undercut Tillerson's diplomatic efforts despite the escalating ... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rican Mayor Begs For Aid After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican Mayor Begs For Aid After Hurricane Maria This is after accusing the San Juan mayor of poor leadership and being unable to get workers to help the US territory recover. " Puerto Rico was totally destroyed". "I have only one goal, and it is saving lives", Carmen Yulin Cruz , mayor of Puerto Rico's largest city, said in an interview with Bloomberg. That assessment was quickly hit down by the mayor of San Juan , who was disgusted ... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Leads Takedown of Donald Trump Over Puerto Rico

Bernie Sanders Leads Takedown of Donald Trump Over Puerto Rico Rossello said the Trump administration has given his government "whatever we ask for" in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. "In a series of early-morning tweets on Saturday, Trump blasted ".Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan , and others in Puerto Rico , who are not able to get their workers to help". [Full Article...]

Getting Aid To Puerto Rico Is One Thing; Distributing It Is Another

Getting Aid To Puerto Rico Is One Thing; Distributing It Is Another Because there are not enough truck drivers, or the governor can not get in touch with them because landline and cell phone service has been destroyed, they are urging anyone who has a license to drive a truck to come help. Limited numbers of trucks and drivers are hindering aid distribution efforts on Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria . On Wednesday the Department of Defense annou... [Full Article...]

New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Things to Watch For

New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Things to Watch For The NFC cross-division matchup between the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is an important one for both squads. The Giants are looking to salvage their season after losing their first three games. In turn, this gives Jameis Winston an opportunity to fall into bad habits of being careless with the football, and we saw that on Sunday against the Vikings as well. [Full Article...]

Marcus Mariota ruled out with hamstring injury

Marcus Mariota ruled out with hamstring injury Today, the rookie has had arguably the best day of his pro career, and done something very few rookies ever have. The Titans visit NRG Stadium this week, and that's one of the reasons why the Texans are one of three teams who now stand 1-2 but don't need to panic yet. [Full Article...]

San Juan mayor: 'There's only one goal and it's saving lives'

San Juan mayor: 'There's only one goal and it's saving lives' Local Puerto Ricans are using President Donald Trump's recent tweets about San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz as extra incentive to get supplies to their native Island. President Trump's shadow loomed large during the season premiere of " Saturday Night Live ". Hope is reportedly running out for many on the storm-ravaged island, with 44 percent of the commonwealth's 3.4 million residents wi... [Full Article...]

Muharram observed in Odisha with tazia processions, mourning

Muharram observed in Odisha with tazia processions, mourning The High Court also asked the administration to take up necessary security measures to ensure that the processions of both communities can be conducted peacefully. In Karachi, the main jaloos (procession) began in Nishtar Park with a majlis (address) recited by Allama Shahenshah Hussain Naqvi. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered sacred. [Full Article...]

Theresa May denies cabinet rift as she dodges Boris Johnson issue

Theresa May denies cabinet rift as she dodges Boris Johnson issue The interview also places the Foreign Secretary at odds with the Prime Minister, whose key speech in Florence implied the length and terms of the transition period could be more flexible. The comments came as May told Tory supporters that this week's party conference is a chance for the Conservatives to look to the future after a "disappointing" general election. [Full Article...]

U.S. and North Korea are in 'contact' say American government

U.S. and North Korea are in 'contact' say American government Mr Trump tweeted , after it emerged the USA had lines of communication with Pyongyang. "We have a couple. three channels open to Pyongyang". At the same time, experts note that the United States is unlikely to start a military strike on North Korea, as in danger will be South Korea and Japan, which will be able to "get" a ballistic missile of the DPRK. [Full Article...]

Pakistan strikes sets up fascinating final day

Pakistan strikes sets up fascinating final day Sohail added an invaluable 50 for the ninth wicket with tail-ender Hasan Ali to lift Pakistan from 340-8 and deprived Sri Lanka of a healthy lead. No prizes for guesses, it was veteran off-spinner Rangana Herath who was the pick of the bowlers as he brought up his 32nd 5-wicket haul in Test Cricket. [Full Article...]

White House statements on Puerto Rico At Odds with Ground Reports

White House statements on Puerto Rico At Odds with Ground Reports Cruz tried to paint a picture of the island's devastation: She described people who were forced to drink from streams and dehydrated senior citizens who were trapped in sweltering apartment buildings which she called, "human cages". Airbnb made the decision in consultation with Florida disaster management officials, who determined the extension was helpful in facilitating continued housing f... [Full Article...]

High school football players kicked off team after anthem protest

High school football players kicked off team after anthem protest Their coach Ronnie Mitchem, who is also a former marine, then kicked them off the team, saying protests during the anthem was offensive to veterans, the Houston Chronicle reports. "They chose to do that and they had to pay for the consequences". A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that wouldn't have done anything like that. [Full Article...]

It is a waste of time to negotiate with North Korea

It is a waste of time to negotiate with North Korea So far, the North Koreans have shown no interest in a serious negotiation. Following Tillerson's statements, the State Department said that "North Korean officials [had] shown no indication that they are interested in, or are ready for talks regarding denuclearisation", in a bid to tamp down expectations. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia to draft new sexual harassment law

Saudi Arabia to draft new sexual harassment law A decision in April to give Saudi Arabia a place on the United Nations' women's rights commission was described by the watchdog body UN Watch as "like making an arsonist into the town fire chief". JEDDAH: Princess Nourah Bin Abdulrahman University announced on Saturday that they are ready to establish a driving school for women in cooperation with the relevant authorities. [Full Article...]


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