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Japanese Princess Mako announces engagement Japanese Princess Mako announces engagement
- September 03, 2017

Mako and Komuro, both 25, expressed great joy over the engagement and Emperor Akihito's approval, during a press conference held at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Efe news reported. 'Having a family still goes beyond my imagination, but I hope to make one that is warm, comfortable and filled with smiles, ' Princess Mako said. She'll lose her royal status after marrying the commoner. (more...)
Beijing condemns calls for new sanctions against North Korea
- September 03, 2017

North Korea, which claims Washington has long threatened it by flaunting the powerful USA nuclear arsenal, describes the long-range B-1Bs as "nuclear strategic bombers" although the United States no longer arms them with nuclear weapons. May, who is in Japan on an official visit, is reportedly just the second foreign leader to attend a meeting of the National Security Council after Australia's then-prime minister Tony Abbott in 2014. (more...)
Warmer weather thru Labor Day Warmer weather thru Labor Day
- September 03, 2017

It won't be raining all day, but it may briefly interrupt outdoor activities. Local power demand is expected to be at high levels. We had 7 days with a high temperature of at least 90 degrees and that includes a scorching hot 99 degrees on the 13! Drying out late in the day with some breaks of sun possible. (more...)
The slow but steady rise of Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman The slow but steady rise of Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman
- September 03, 2017

In a major rejig of his council of ministers, he also promoted three other junior ministers - Piyush Goyal , Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - to cabinet rank and inducted nine new faces, including four former government officers, as Ministers of State. (more...)
With Kerala's Alphons Kannanthanam, BJP Aims to Bring Church Closer to NDA With Kerala's Alphons Kannanthanam, BJP Aims to Bring Church Closer to NDA
- September 03, 2017

No woman figures in the list. Kottayam declared as the first 100 per cent literate town in India in 1989. Alphons Kannanthanam set up Janshakti, an NGO in 1994, to get citizens to believe in their ability to make government accountable to people.He is a Member of the Committee to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy 2017. (more...)
Venezuela opposition activist claims she is barred from travelling Venezuela opposition activist claims she is barred from travelling
- September 03, 2017

Tintori, who is four months pregnant, has been ordered to appear at a Caracas court on Tuesday to answer questions over 200 million bolivars of cash found by police in her vehicle. She also had meetings scheduled with Spain's Mariano Rajoy, Germany's Angela Merkel and Britain's Theresa May. "They can not hide the crisis our country is living through". (more...)
Houston Police Still In Rescue Phase Houston Police Still In Rescue Phase
- September 03, 2017

Days later it was downgraded to a tropical storm before it traveled to the Gulf of Mexico again and stalled, drenching millions of swamped out residents in its path. "Put SB 4 on a shelf right now", he said. They also will visit Lake Charles, Louisiana, to survey damage. "I got to learn that he's in a family of faith. (more...)
Congress eyes vote next week on aid for Harvey storm Congress eyes vote next week on aid for Harvey storm
- September 03, 2017

The White House has prepared a request to Congress for an initial $5.9 billion package in Harvey recovery aid, a first down payment to make sure recovery efforts over the next few weeks are adequately funded. In a sharp turn from the White House's antagonistic relationship with the press, Sanders praised the media for its diligence in reporting on now-tropical storm Harvey, adding that because of their work on the story, Trump was now seeking their guidance on which charity should receive his ... (more...)
Trump seeks $7.85 billion 'down payment' for Hurricane Harvey relief Trump seeks $7.85 billion 'down payment' for Hurricane Harvey relief
- September 03, 2017

The move is meant to lower the risk of an unprecedented default as soon as the end of the month. Otherwise, Mulvaney said , the White House might not be able to spend the money because the government is running out of cash. Trump , dealing with the first natural disaster of his 8-month-old presidency, comforted victims and thanked volunteers and first responders after being criticized earlier in the week for not showing sufficient empathy on his first trip to the storm-battered Texas coast. (more...)
NKorea says it has advanced H-bomb NKorea says it has advanced H-bomb
- September 03, 2017

Pyongyang said it had tested a hydrogen bomb - a device many times more powerful than an atomic bomb. Monitors measured a 6.3-magnitude tremor near its main testing site, which South Korean experts reportedly said was almost 10 times more powerful than the 10-kiloton test carried out a year ago. (more...)
Has North Korea conducted a sixth nuclear test? Has North Korea conducted a sixth nuclear test?
- September 03, 2017

A USA official who studies North Korea's military and politics said that seismic data on the tremors was being analysed, although the location suggested another nuclear test . South Korea's main spy agency has previously asserted that it does not think Pyongyang now has the ability to develop miniaturized nuclear weapons that can be mounted on ballistic missiles. (more...)
North Korea Claims To Have Developed A More Advanced Nuclear Weapon North Korea Claims To Have Developed A More Advanced Nuclear Weapon
- September 03, 2017

North Korea has "further upgraded its technical performance at a higher ultra-modern level on the basis of previous successes made in the first H-bomb test", the KCNA said. South Korea's presidential office says the security chiefs for Seoul and Washington have spoken following North Korea's sixth nuclear test. North Korea's state media said Kim Jong Un inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile. (more...)
Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged 'treason' Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged 'treason'
- September 03, 2017

Sokha told his supporters that he followed the order of the U.S.to prepare an anti-Cambodian government plot, taking the model of the strategy that had been used to topple the governments of Yugoslavia and Serbia. He was handcuffed and "taken away by 100-200 police without warrant after they raided his home", his daughter Kem Monovithya said in a Twitter post. (more...)
Russian Federation condemns nuclear test, calls for talks Russian Federation condemns nuclear test, calls for talks
- September 03, 2017

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono said that the test, if confirmed, would represent an "unforgivable" violation of sanctions and requested cooperation from the United States in adopting a new U.N. It urged North Korea to "stop taking erroneous actions that deteriorate the situation". North Korea has regularly carried out tests of ICBMs with the stated aim of reaching the USA territory of Guam and, eventually, the US mainland. (more...)
Cabinet reshuffle: These 4 ministers likely to get promotion Cabinet reshuffle: These 4 ministers likely to get promotion
- September 03, 2017

The swearing-in ceremony of new ministers will take place at Rashtrapati Bhawan at 10:30 am. Name of probable Ministers to be included in Cabinet are ... Prabhu, who resigned as Railway Minister following a series of train accidents, has been moved to Minister of Commerce and Industry. The cabinet reshuffle, sources say, "will not be a cosmetic exercise meant purely to fill the many vacant positions in Modi's council of ministers". (more...)
Wayne Rooney rules out England return for 2018 World Cup Wayne Rooney rules out England return for 2018 World Cup
- September 03, 2017

Lukaku has made an immediate impact at Old Trafford following his £90m move from Everton in July. "My mind's made up", he told talkSPORT . Retiring from global football and returning to boyhood club Everton during the summer, Rooney's career appears to be entering the final phases, a transitional period which may have distressed the former Manchester United ace, despite the switch back to Goodison Park being a "dream" of his. (more...)
North Korea has developed H-bomb missile warhead North Korea has developed H-bomb missile warhead
- September 03, 2017

It added that the device was capable of being loaded its long-range missiles. Yet North Korea has continued to make aggressive military actions and tests, including firing a missile over Japan just earlier this week. 'I'm pretty sure you're going to see a lot of United States hardware in this direction in the next few hours. North Korea has become increasingly cut off by other rounds of sanctions and therefore more effective in surviving off the books. (more...)
US Ponders Withdrawing From Trade Pact With South Korea US Ponders Withdrawing From Trade Pact With South Korea
- September 03, 2017

The U.S. -South Korea deal, which was reached in 2007 and went into effect in 2012, reduces trade barriers between the two countries. A South Korea official said Sunday that Seoul is thoroughly preparing for all possibilities and will closely monitor the US situation over the free trade pact. (more...)
American Red Cross: Hurricane Harvey donations American Red Cross: Hurricane Harvey donations
- September 03, 2017

The Mara and Tisch ownership families are making the contribution on behalf of the organization's players, coaches and staff. Giants owner John Mara (left) with head coach Ben McAdoo. Mexico's Red Cross has also sent an envoy of trucks and volunteers with supplies and a willingness to help out in and around Houston, per Reuters. More willing workers is what Donna Harrison says the Red Cross office in Meridian needs. (more...)
Cabinet Reshuffle Likely On Sunday, Sushma Or Shah May Get Defence Cabinet Reshuffle Likely On Sunday, Sushma Or Shah May Get Defence
- September 03, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also take the flight to China on Sunday to attend the BRICS Summit 2017. The others are Anant Kumar Hegde, Raj Kumar Singh . Newly inducted Cabinet minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has become the Minister of Minority Affairs. "I had made certain suggestions at the meeting like raising green tax, OBC Ministry and more central investment in agriculture. (more...)
Piyush Goyal replaces Suresh Prabhu as Rail Minister Piyush Goyal replaces Suresh Prabhu as Rail Minister
- September 03, 2017

After nine new ministers were inducted today and four ministers including Ms Sitharaman were elevated to the cabinet, there was confusion over whether Mr Jaitley would remain Defence Minister for now. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has developed on PM Modi's 2014 electoral promise to electrify villages and on auctions in the scam-hit coal sector. (more...)
Southern recommends moving ahead with Vogtle nuclear project Southern recommends moving ahead with Vogtle nuclear project
- September 03, 2017

The company also needed to reassess the project's economic benefit to customers after years of delays and overruns, Bloomberg reports. Plant Vogtle Units 3 & 4 will be the first new units built in the USA in the last three decades and are now the only new units being constructed in the country. (more...)
Heat wave hits California, record-high temperature in San Francisco Heat wave hits California, record-high temperature in San Francisco
- September 03, 2017

An excessive heat advisory was in effect through Monday night for interior valley and higher elevations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Excessive heat warnings were issued from Los Angeles northward into parts of OR, the story said. Los Angeles resident Tracy Goldman had her auto packed in case officials ordered her street to evacuate. Resident Tracy Goldman said flames were about 200 feet from her house - where the earlier fire burned across the street. (more...)
Virginia Judge Weighs Fate of Charlottesville Confederate Statues Virginia Judge Weighs Fate of Charlottesville Confederate Statues
- September 03, 2017

The violence in Charlottesville has fueled a re-evaluation of Confederate statues, symbols and namesakes in cities across the nation, accelerating their removal in much the same way that a 2015 mass shooting by a white supremacist in SC renewed pressure to take down the Confederate flag from public property. (more...)
President Trump visits Texas for second time following Hurricane Harvey President Trump visits Texas for second time following Hurricane Harvey
- September 03, 2017

Meadows said linking the two measures "puts everybody in a very hard situation" and would not be practical. He told volunteers handing out food and hygiene products: "I don't know if it gets better, but we're going to try to make it better". (more...)
Cabinet expansion? No one called me, says Uddhav Thackeray Cabinet expansion? No one called me, says Uddhav Thackeray
- September 03, 2017

Shiv Sena won 84 of the 227 seats in the BMC polls which is its highest tally in a ten years. "I heard about the cabinet expansion from the media". Shiv Sena, which has been an alliance partner of the BJP since a long time, has only one Cabinet portfolio. (more...)
May Seeks to Reassure Japan and Tease Out Post-Brexit Trade Deal May Seeks to Reassure Japan and Tease Out Post-Brexit Trade Deal
- September 03, 2017

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Teresa Mei and her Japanese counterpart agreed to work together to counter the threat posed by North Korea during May's visit to Japan . The tea ceremony hosted in honor of May is reportedly to reciprocate Abe being invited to the British prime minister's official Chequers residence during his visit there in April. (more...)
North Korea Is Closing In On A Sixth Nuclear Test
- September 03, 2017

The H-bomb can be detonated even at high altitudes for extremely powerful EMP attacks, it added. On Sunday, the North Korean report said the hydrogen bomb had an explosive power adjustable from tens of kilotons to hundreds of kilotons. "Trump should remember: It took China only three years to go from its first atom bomb test, in 1964, to to its first hydrogen bomb test, in 1967, 50 years ago". (more...)
3-magnitude 'explosion' detected in North Korea, says USGS 3-magnitude 'explosion' detected in North Korea, says USGS
- September 03, 2017

The government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducted two nuclear tests previous year. "If North Korea did indeed conduct a nuclear test, we absolutely can not tolerate and must protest firmly". North Korea conducted its fifth test a year ago in September. There will be some scepticism from experts about Pyongyang's assertion that it has mastered hydrogen technology. (more...)
Theresa May: UK public wants Government to get on with the job Theresa May: UK public wants Government to get on with the job
- September 03, 2017

Typhoon fighter jets took part in a joint drill in Japan last year, the first country other than the U.S.to do so, and that British troops will join an exercise in Japan next year for the first time. 'Japanese companies already invest over £40billion in the United Kingdom, making the UK second only to America as Japan's top investment destination. (more...)

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