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Russian trade mission in DC closed Russian trade mission in DC closed
- September 04, 2017

Russian diplomatic properties in the United States are inviolable under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, signed by Washington, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Saturday, following Washington's decision to close down three Russian properties and search the premises of the Russian Trade Representation in the U.S. (more...)
Obama Advised Trump In Letter To Lead Through 'Action And Example' Obama Advised Trump In Letter To Lead Through 'Action And Example'
- September 04, 2017

Obama wrote in his opening line. As if acknowledging the win that surprised, and disappointed, many pollsters and pundits alike, Obama wrote, "Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure". (more...)
Donald Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to boost Seoul's missile capability Donald Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to boost Seoul's missile capability
- September 04, 2017

However, after a long-range rocket test by North Korea in 2012, Seoul managed to negotiate the near three-fold increase in the range limit to 800 kilometers, putting North Korean military facilities which were previously out of range within reach, as well as parts of China and Japan. (more...)
Four injured as vehicle smashes into lounge of house in York Four injured as vehicle smashes into lounge of house in York
- September 04, 2017

However, the homeowner who was seated on the sofa when it happened was taken to the hospital, after suffering severe injuries to his lower limbs. Images from the scene indicate the vehicle mounted the sidewalk on a bend before smashing into the red brick house. (more...)
North Korea confirms sixth nuclear test North Korea confirms sixth nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

The environment ministry announced on its social media account that it began "emergency radiation monitoring" along its northeastern border shortly before noon. Mr Abe said he and USA president Donald Trump had agreed to "co-operate closely with the worldwide community, to increase pressure on North Korea and make it change its policies". (more...)
Storm Harvey flooded or damaged 13 Texas Superfund sites -US EPA Storm Harvey flooded or damaged 13 Texas Superfund sites -US EPA
- September 04, 2017

An EPA statement later confirmed the AP's reporting that the federal agency had not yet been able to physically visit the Houston-area sites, saying the sites had "not been accessible by response personnel". At least 13 toxic waste sites in Texas were flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey , adding on to the challenges as the area begins clean up efforts following the deadly storm. (more...)
PM Abe - Japan received commitment that Brexit talks will be transparent PM Abe - Japan received commitment that Brexit talks will be transparent
- September 04, 2017

She and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at a news conference after the two met on the second day of her three-day visit to Japan. Landing in Japan just 36 hours after Pyongyang sent a missile over the north of the country, the Prime Minister insisted the United Kingdom would be re-doubling its efforts to curb the regime's weapons testing programme. (more...)
Steelers acquire safety JJ Wilcox from Tampa Bay Steelers acquire safety JJ Wilcox from Tampa Bay
- September 04, 2017

Wilcox from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . Knowing that his team had a weakness at safety, Licht acquired former all-pro T.J. Wilcox, who just signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers this offseason, previously played four years with the Dallas Cowboys , who drafted him in the third round in 2013. (more...)
Donald Trump makes second trip to storm-ravaged Texas
- September 04, 2017

Some will now be expecting Trump to meet that bar on Saturday. Some 33,000 people in Texas have sought refuge in more than 230 shelters, and 325,000 have signed up for disaster assistance, officials said. Analysts have offered damage estimates varying from $30 billion to $100 billion. Schools in the Houston area were assessing when they could reopen with most looking at Tuesday of next week, according to the Houston Chronicle. (more...)
North Korea threatens to execute South Korean reporters over bad book review
- September 04, 2017

China's and Russia's ambassadors to the United Nations said they opposed any unilateral sanctions on North Korea and reiterated calls to halt deployment of a US missile defense system in South Korea. "The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the KPA in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam", KCNA quoted Kim as saying. (more...)
OSP: Eagle Creek Fire was man-made, potentially from misuse of fireworks OSP: Eagle Creek Fire was man-made, potentially from misuse of fireworks
- September 04, 2017

That's actually a wildfire near or on the Eagle Creek Trail in Cascade Locks, Ore. Hikers continue to arrive at Wahtum Lake. By Sunday afternoon, all 153 hikers had been rescued. A Level 3 (Go) evacuation notice was given to residences south of Interstate 84 and all residences north of Interstate 84 are under Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation notice. (more...)
Tulsa Domino's stores to raise 'dough' for hurricane Harvey relief efforts Tulsa Domino's stores to raise 'dough' for hurricane Harvey relief efforts
- September 04, 2017

LYNN SPERAL: The best way to help is through your financial donations and that way we can get the help to those that are needing it and the exact things that they need. In addition, tractor trailer loads of ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are on the ground in Texas . He went on to say that once the threat is gone and they are able to send more resources, they will. (more...)
North Korea Appears to Conduct Nuclear Test, South Korea Says North Korea Appears to Conduct Nuclear Test, South Korea Says
- September 04, 2017

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the country had detected a 5.7 magnitude artificial quake close to the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the north of the country, where Pyongyang has conducted nuclear tests in the past. South Korea will now discuss ways to possibly deploy the "most powerful" strategic assets the US military has, National Security Council head Chung Eui-yong said in a briefing, without elaborating. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Survivors Happily Welcome President Trump And Melania In Houston Hurricane Harvey Survivors Happily Welcome President Trump And Melania In Houston
- September 04, 2017

The president said: "These are people that have done a fantastic job of getting things together". One man joked that he thought he'd see Noah's ark coming down his once-flooded streets. So far around 30 people are believed to have been killed in the storm, but with hundreds are still unaccounted for, there is little doubt the final toll will rise further - although officials stress many may simply have no access to phones or power. (more...)
South Korea To Enhance Missile Defences In Wake Of North Korea Threat South Korea To Enhance Missile Defences In Wake Of North Korea Threat
- September 04, 2017

Experts believe the move may strike tensions between the two countries. "Sharing the view that South Korea needs to bolster its defense capabilities to counter North Korea's provocations and threats, the two leaders agreed in principle to revise the missile guidelines to a level that the South Korean side desires", read a statement from President Moon's office, quoted in the country's news agency Yonhap . (more...)
Union Cabinet Reshuffle: 9 new Ministers to take oath Union Cabinet Reshuffle: 9 new Ministers to take oath
- September 04, 2017

He is a practitioner of martial art Taekwondo. From the convenor of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), District Sagar in 1977-79 to now being set to become a Union minister, it has been a long journey for Kumar, who was elected for a sixth Lok Sabha term in 2014. (more...)
Russia: US Closure of Diplomatic Sites a Hostile Act Russia: US Closure of Diplomatic Sites a Hostile Act
- September 04, 2017

The office is one of three Russian facilities the US ordered closed this week; the others are the San Francisco consulate and a NY trade office. US authorities took control of the three diplomatic facilities after Russian staff complied with a 48-hour deadline to vacate the sites by 2 p.m. (more...)
'I'm not a quitter' says May, vowing to fight next election 'I'm not a quitter' says May, vowing to fight next election
- September 04, 2017

May's statement "comes a month before she faces a crucial test of her authority when she addresses grassroots members of her party at the Conservatives' annual conference in Manchester", Politico says. But privately, ministers and backbenchers alike still angry at Mrs May for throwing away the Tories' majority in June were scathing. "The next leader of the Conservative Party, whenever that happens, is probably somebody who today is 60 to 1 against at the bookies". (more...)
May in Japan seeking 'model' trade deal for post-Brexit UK
- September 04, 2017

It followed North Korea's test-firing of three short-range ballistic missiles August 26 and its launch of two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July - all in violation of Security Council resolutions banning it from engaging in nuclear and missile activities. (more...)
Oliver Townend steps out of the shadows to secure Burghley trophy Oliver Townend steps out of the shadows to secure Burghley trophy
- September 04, 2017

A huge crowd enjoyed flawless sunshine and thrilling sport with 29 clear rounds and plenty of excitement right until the very end on Mark Phillips's cleverly designed track. German star Jung and his multiple medal-winning ride La Biosthetique-Sam posted a score of 38.9 penalties as he chases a second Burghley victory in three years. (more...)
Missile over Japan is just the start, North Korea warns Missile over Japan is just the start, North Korea warns
- September 04, 2017

The U.S. and South Korean warplanes then flew across the Korean Peninsula and participated in the live-fire training before returning to their respective home stations, according to the Pacific Command. -South Korea war games and called for his military to conduct more ballistic missile launches targeting the Pacific Ocean. Le Drian told RTL radio: 'The situation is extremely serious. (more...)
Lawyer Admits Trump Contacted Russia For Help With Building Project During Campaign Lawyer Admits Trump Contacted Russia For Help With Building Project During Campaign
- September 04, 2017

BAIER: Sure, but obviously the deal was being talked about. So Cohen said he sent the email in mid-January 2016. Please note: This is a commentary piece. Experts believe that the email is a direct revelation that shows the Trump business official was directly seeking Kremlin assistance in advancing Trump's business interests, at the exact same time when Trump was distinguishing himself on the campaign trail with his warm rhetoric about Putin. (more...)
South Korea detects 2nd quake in North Korea South Korea detects 2nd quake in North Korea
- September 04, 2017

South Korea's weather agency says the apparent detonation set off a magnitude 5.7 quake, making the blast five to six times stronger than the North's fifth test in September 2016. The announcement came hours after a large natural disaster that appeared to be man-made was detected near the North's known nuclear test site, indicating that the reclusive country had conducted its sixth nuclear test. (more...)
John Mccain Writes Blistering Op-Ed On Washington Dysfunction John Mccain Writes Blistering Op-Ed On Washington Dysfunction
- September 04, 2017

McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, further said that Trump's rhetoric and lack of experience have thrown the country's relationships with foreign allies into doubt. McCain also touched on the subject of Trump's proposed border wall, a contentious issue over which Trump said he is prepared to shut down the government. (more...)
Belgium defeat Greece 2-1, qualify for World Cup, France suffer setback Belgium defeat Greece 2-1, qualify for World Cup, France suffer setback
- September 04, 2017

They join Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico and hosts Russian Federation in guaranteeing a place at next year's finals. Both teams had plenty of chances in the early going but it took until the 70th minute to break the scoreless tie, as Jan Vertonghen unleashed a lightning bolt strike from way outside the box . (more...)
Maryland gas prices rising in Harvey's aftermath Maryland gas prices rising in Harvey's aftermath
- September 04, 2017

Here at the pumps in Grand Forks, the average price per gallon of gasoline is $2.49 which is up twenty cents from the average price of $2.29 just over one week ago. How long this lasts will depend on how quickly the Gulf Coast refineries are back in business, especially the giants like Motiva's Port Arthur, Texas, plant and the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, near Houston. (more...)
Brush fire burns 1000 acres, forces evacuations in Riverside County Brush fire burns 1000 acres, forces evacuations in Riverside County
- September 04, 2017

Fire officials revealed Palmer Fire was caused by fireworks. Evacuation orders and road closures were still in effect Sunday morning: Residents had been ordered Saturday to evacuate on Live Oak Canyon Road between San Timoteo Canyon Road and Interstate 10, forcing almost 450 people out of their homes. (more...)
Mattis disputes reports of being at odds with Trump Mattis disputes reports of being at odds with Trump
- September 04, 2017

It added that the mission was conducted in direct response to North Korea's intermediate-range ballistic missile launch , which flew directly over northern Japan on August 28 amid rising tension over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. (more...)
White House expected to request $5.9 bn in emergency Harvey funds White House expected to request $5.9 bn in emergency Harvey funds
- September 04, 2017

Trump was to return to the region on Saturday. Visiting Texas again on Saturday, Mr and Mrs Trump made a point of meeting flood survivors and volunteers in Houston. He claimed to have witnessed "firsthand the horror & devastation", although reporters traveling with him said he did not. "America is with you!" Saturday's stops offered Trump another opportunity to serve as the nation's " comforter in chief " following the tragedy, his first major crisis while in office. (more...)
US President Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe US President Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe
- September 04, 2017

The first of its two atomic tests past year involved what Pyongyang claimed was a sophisticated hydrogen bomb; the second it said was its most powerful atomic detonation ever. Photos released by North Korea showed Kim talking with his lieutenants as he observed a silver, peanut-shaped device that was apparently the purported thermonuclear weapon destined for an ICBM. (more...)

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