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British PM seeks to restore cabinet unity ahead of Brexit speech
- September 21, 2017

The Prime Minister will chair a special Cabinet meeting after returning from NY, where she used the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to hold talks with key European Union counterparts. A trade deal between the United Kingdom and the EU will take should not be expected quickly after Britain formally leaves the bloc, the European Union's chief negotiator has reportedly said. (more...)
South Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics South Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics
- September 21, 2017

A sharp escalation in rhetoric by US President Donald Trump against North Korea and its leader will only harden Pyongyang's resolve to continue developing its nuclear programme, analysts warned . "The last thing you would do in [North Korea's] situation is give up your independent nuclear capability", Jeffrey Lewis, who directs an East Asia program at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, told the New York Times . (more...)
Salma Hayek donates $100000 to Mexico earthquake victims
- September 21, 2017

You can donate to Oxfam's appeal, as I have, here: " http://bit.ly/2wxjMff ". "A lot of my friends have died, including an uncle who was very, very, very close to me". As the rescue effort continues Perez - Mexico's only Formula One driver - has lent his support to the endeavours with the donation, while his foundation will also contribute. (more...)
Merkel: Germany disagrees with Trump's remarks on DPRK in UN Assembly Merkel: Germany disagrees with Trump's remarks on DPRK in UN Assembly
- September 21, 2017

Meanwhile, China's Communist Party newspaper on Sept 18 criticized the United States for demanding that Beijing put more pressure on North Korea to rein in its weapons programs. "What we can see from the history of the UN Security Council putting in place sanctions for non-proliferation reasons, we have yet to have an incident of a bomb being dropped on somebody", she said. (more...)
Tony Abbott Assaulted By Same-Sex Marriage Supporter In Hobart Tony Abbott Assaulted By Same-Sex Marriage Supporter In Hobart
- September 21, 2017

He wasn't very good at it I've got to say. "I went over to shake his hand and he head-butted me". "This is a debate which is about treating people fairly and with respect", he told HuffPost Australia. Mr Croome noted that earlier in the week a Burnie Cafe was threatened with arson for supporting the Yes campaign while a 14 year old Dubbo girl received a death threat for supporting marriage equality on social media. (more...)
Hurricane Jose weakens into tropical storm
- September 21, 2017

Virgin Islands. Maria tore the roof off the Prime Minister's residence. "Once we're able to go outside, we're going to find our island destroyed", said Abner Gomez, Puerto Rico's emergency management director. Many now believe it will take weeks, if not months, to restore power. The storm has left a trail of destruction over the past few days, devastating Dominica and the Virgin Islands before slamming into Puerto Rico. (more...)
Journalist Santanu Bhowmik abducted and killed while covering IPFT agitation Journalist Santanu Bhowmik abducted and killed while covering IPFT agitation
- September 21, 2017

Section 144 has been imposed in West Tripura and Khowai due to the clashes. The DIG of Tripura Arindam Nath said that four IPFT members have been arrested in connection to the death, Indian Express reported. A CBI inquiry has been demanded by The Tripura Journalists' Union (TJU). The CPI (M) and the BJP left no attempt to politicise the accident with the CPI (M) terming the killing of the journalist as BJP's frustration and the BJP criticising the government saying that the law and order ... (more...)
Sonia asks Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill Sonia asks Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill
- September 21, 2017

The Rajya Sabha had passed the bill on March 9, 2010. At present, there are only 62 out of 543 MPs are women in the Lok Sabha, according to a PRS data. She also said that it was the Congress which initiated the process of reservation of women in panchayats and nagarpalikas. A stronger women's voice at the top would have a trickle-down effect, leading to the development of policies and laws that would help women at the grassroots level fight abuse, discrimination and inequality, has been ... (more...)
Narendra Modi government in talks with Dawood Ibrahim: Raj Thackeray Narendra Modi government in talks with Dawood Ibrahim: Raj Thackeray
- September 21, 2017

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS ) chief Raj Thackeray today launched sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP alleging that they were using foreign relations and issues of national security for electoral politics. According to Thackeray, the ruling BJP party is planning to portray bringing back Dawood from Pakistan as a victory for the party, ahead of elections. (more...)
Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar
- September 21, 2017

The operation, supported by the aircraft of the worldwide coalition antidjihadistes and the helicopters of the iraqi army, aims to seize three towns still in the hands of the AES, a hundred kilometers from the syrian border in the vast desert in the western province of al-Anbar. (more...)
Pence reinforces tough position against North Korea at UN Pence reinforces tough position against North Korea at UN
- September 21, 2017

General Assembly Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday pressed Myanmar's military to end its violent campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority and urged the U.N. "The president has wanted to make it clear and he's made it clear that in the event that North Korea takes action that threatens the United States or our allies, that our response will be overwhelming and effective", Pence said. (more...)
Michigan State Police trooper dies injuries in motorcycle crash Michigan State Police trooper dies injuries in motorcycle crash
- September 21, 2017

The crash happened just before 8:00 a.m.at the intersection of Wolverine Blvd. O'Neill was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. "It is with a substantial heart that I affirm the passing of one of our own, Trooper Timothy O'Neill", Col. (more...)
Focusing the Lens on Spdr Ftse/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100 Etf (GII) Shares
- September 21, 2017

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Rice Midstream Partners LP Rice Midstream Partners LP
- September 21, 2017

The Company's segments include Gathering and Transmission. Salient Capital Advisors Llc decreased Enable Midstream Partners Lp (ENBL) stake by 11.07% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.by 1.4% during the first quarter. Among 2 analysts covering VOXX International Corp ( NASDAQ:VOXX ), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. (more...)
NC to Join 15-State US Climate Alliance NC to Join 15-State US Climate Alliance
- September 21, 2017

Jerry Brown on Wednesday to discuss how some states are breaking from the Trump Administration and going it alone on global warming. The move came weeks after President Trump announced he was pulling the USA out of the Paris Climate Accord . (more...)
S&P cuts China's sovereign debt rating to A+
- September 21, 2017

The downgrade of China's rating, the first such move by S&P since 1999, reflects its assessment that "a prolonged period of strong credit growth has increased China's economic and financial risks", it said in its statement. It said that reflected expectations the country will "maintain robust economic performance over the next three to four years". "However, we foresee that credit growth in the next two to three years will remain at levels that will increase financial risks gradually". (more...)
United States warns North Korea will be 'destroyed' if threats continue
- September 21, 2017

Amid increased tensions with North Korea, a group of Senate Democrats have written a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to make appointments to several unfilled posts with responsibility for the region, including the ambassador to South Korea. (more...)
USA has 'many' military options in Korea crisis: Mattis USA has 'many' military options in Korea crisis: Mattis
- September 21, 2017

South Korea and the United States, and separately Russian Federation together with China, started military drills on Monday, in a show of force against North Korea. Moon and Trump have shown differences in their approach to issues, especially when it came to whether to engage with North Korea. "The two leaders also exchanged views on the current situation on the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal
- September 21, 2017

Like past repeal efforts, health insurance premiums for older and disabled Americans would go up with cuts to Medicaid expansion; Medicare would not be changed; and the bill would repeal cost-sharing subsidies in 2020, which give discounts for deductibles and copayments. (more...)
Pro-charter school report shows higher absenteeism for public school teachers Pro-charter school report shows higher absenteeism for public school teachers
- September 21, 2017

Teachers in traditional public schools are much more likely than teachers in charter schools to miss more than 10 days of work, according to a new report from a right-leaning think tank. "Telling a story with data is not the same as reaching a conclusion based on evidence. And so I think more evidence is needed to really get to the bottom of it", said Philip Sirinides, an assistant professor of research at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. (more...)
U.S. warns time is running out for peaceful solution with North Korea U.S. warns time is running out for peaceful solution with North Korea
- September 21, 2017

Diplomacy on the North Korean nuclear standoff has been stalled for years. Trump spoke with Moon from his New Jersey golf club, where aides said he was spending the weekend preparing for his United Nations debut. USA options range from everything to accepting North Korea as a nuclear power to using military force in a bid to destroy its arsenal and even oust leader Kim Jong Un. (more...)
Narayan Rane resigns from Congress, keeps mum on joining BJP Narayan Rane resigns from Congress, keeps mum on joining BJP
- September 21, 2017

On Thursday, senior Congress Narayan Rane quit the part, accusing them of not keeping promises made to him. On Monday, he launched an attack against the party over "injustice" done to him and his supporters. Chances of the senior Maratha leader joining the Sena appear to be slim, since Rane's revolt against Bal Thackeray and Uddhav still rankles with most Sena leaders and members, whose threat to withdraw from the coalition government is being seen as an attempt to thwart Rane's entry into ... (more...)
Amber alert issued for 4 children in Manatee County Amber alert issued for 4 children in Manatee County
- September 21, 2017

WJXT-TV reports the four children may be with Jaima Gadeaun, traveling in a green 2016 Toyota Corolla with Florida tag BNZQ08, authorities said. Download our WTXL news app on your Apple and Android devices for the latest from South Georgia and North Florida. (more...)
May: UN must reform or risk losing public support May: UN must reform or risk losing public support
- September 21, 2017

The UN must "defend rules and high standards", which means ensuring that nations honour their responsibilities and that "those who flout the rules and spirit of the global system are held to account", May said. "Member States must embark on the Secretary General's reform agenda", she said, calling for better cooperation, improved gender equality and reduced competition on the ground. (more...)
United Kingdom companies ask for three-year Brexit transition arrangement
- September 21, 2017

Downing Street declined to discuss the content of Mrs May's speech, beyond saying that she will give an "update on Brexit negotiations so far" and will "underline the Government's wish for a deep and special partnership with the European Union once the United Kingdom leaves the EU". (more...)
United States options on North Korea 'effective and overwhelming': Donald Trump United States options on North Korea 'effective and overwhelming': Donald Trump
- September 21, 2017

Diplomacy on the North Korean nuclear standoff has been stalled for years. Nikki Haley on September 15. The letter noted that the Senate had already confirmed 20 ambassadorships, saying that the appointment of an ambassador to Seoul would "affirmatively convey to our (South Korean) allies that our relationship is valued in the same manner as these nations". (more...)
Le Pen's deputy quits party as National Front crisis rumbles on Le Pen's deputy quits party as National Front crisis rumbles on
- September 21, 2017

Philippot, who up until recently had been one of Le Pen's longstanding and closest allies, told France 2 radio on Thursday morning that he was quitting the party. Although Le Pen did allow to him to keep his title of vice president. Philippot reacted to the decision by saying the party would "regret bitterly" and renounced the ongoing re-foundation of the National Front , calling it "a terrifying step back" on its political line. (more...)
Terrorists Target Minister's Convoy At Tral Near Srinagar, 3 Civilians Dead Terrorists Target Minister's Convoy At Tral Near Srinagar, 3 Civilians Dead
- September 21, 2017

The victims, according to The Indian Express , have been identified as Nabi Parag, Iqbal Khan and Pinty Kour. Terrorists opened fire at a police convoy after lobbing grenades at them, reported news agency ANI . "The area has been cordoned off for searches", police said. They also said that the mobile phone of one of these youth was found in a bag lying half a kilometre from the site of the sneak attack. (more...)
Sanctions increase Sanctions increase "urgency" of South Korean aid to North: MOU
- September 21, 2017

Washington has not directly mentioned the aid plan, though Trump disparaged Moon's " appeasement " of North Korea on Twitter earlier this month, and threatened to "totally destroy" the country in an address to the UN General Assembly Tuesday if the United States is "forced to defend itself or its allies". (more...)
Three suspects named over the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III Three suspects named over the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III
- September 21, 2017

In an affidavit, Solano, who identified himself as medical technology student at the San Lazaro Hospital, said he found Castillo in Tondo, Manila at about 8 a.m. "The anti-hazing law provides that officers of frats or organizations are to be held liable in incidents like this because there is a possibility that even if they are not present (in the hazing rites), they have participation or knowledge in the recruitment and hazing", he said. (more...)