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'He can count on us:' German SPD minister hails Macron's EU speech 'He can count on us:' German SPD minister hails Macron's EU speech
- September 27, 2017

Analysts praised the French president's vision. "Some had said I should wait for the coalition talks to be concluded", Macron said, adding had he done so, the reaction in Berlin would have been: "Your proposals are great but it's too late, the coalition deal already lays out what will we do on Europe for the next four years". (more...)
North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war
- September 27, 2017

While neither country is outwardly moving towards an actual war footing, military displays of power, mixed with threats and counter threats may result in an ugly outcome, Stratfor Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker told CNN . (more...)
Pyongyang: All options on the table for leadership Pyongyang: All options on the table for leadership
- September 27, 2017

North Korea has said that recent remarks by US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly constituted a declaration of war against Pyongyang. On a related note , Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) revealed Tuesday that the American fly-by appeared to have taken North Korea by surprise as the reclusive state showed no sign of an immediate response. (more...)
Acting DEA chief to resign following clash with Trump Acting DEA chief to resign following clash with Trump
- September 27, 2017

In a July speech before law enforcement officers in New York, Mr. Trump suggested he would welcome officers treating suspects roughly. " We have an obligation to speak out when something is wrong ", Rosenberg said in the email. Rosenberg had a history of clashing with those above him at the White House and Justice Department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a hard line against marijuana and is generally opposed to easing restrictions on the drug. (more...)
Can not confirm if North Korea quake natural or man-made: USGS Can not confirm if North Korea quake natural or man-made: USGS
- September 27, 2017

A shallow 3.5-magnitude natural disaster which hit North Korea near the country's nuclear test site on Saturday was likely an aftershock from the hermit state's missile test on September 3, a nuclear test ban watchdog and other experts said. (more...)
China's fuel exports to North Korea slow further - customs
- September 27, 2017

China has urged a return to dialogue. Last month, the U.N. Security council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea targeting its exports of coal, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury announced sanctions against 26 more individuals as part of its non-proliferation designations for North Korea, as well as nine North Korean banks, including some with ties to China. (more...)
US slaps sanctions on eight North Korean banks, 26 executives US slaps sanctions on eight North Korean banks, 26 executives
- September 27, 2017

The eight banks are all in North Korea. He called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a "rocket man" who is "on a suicide mission". The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly, North Korea's Parliament, released the letter on Sunday, condemning Trump's "ignorant" threats made during his United Nations speech, the official KCNA reported on Monday. (more...)
New US travel ban declared 'psychological terrorism' New US travel ban declared 'psychological terrorism'
- September 27, 2017

They pressed on him the need for a peaceful transition to democracy in Venezuela and argued against economic sanctions that would deepen its humanitarian crisis, which has already sent tens of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries. Also on Monday, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said his country was willing to dialogue with the U.S., but received only "attacks". (more...)
Trump warns of 'devastating' military option as North Korea moves jets Trump warns of 'devastating' military option as North Korea moves jets
- September 27, 2017

The rising tensions between the USA and North Korea are beginning to look a lot like the lead-up to World War I, according to one analyst. US President Donald Trump is war of words with North Korea, leading to tensions between the two nations rising. (more...)
U.S. bombers, fighters fly closer to N. Korea U.S. bombers, fighters fly closer to N. Korea
- September 27, 2017

North Korea has moved its airplanes and strengthened defences on its eastern coast after the United States dispatched fighter jets and bombers to the Korean peninsula earlier last weekend, a South Korean intelligence source said on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump says National Football League anthem protests unrelated to race Trump says National Football League anthem protests unrelated to race
- September 27, 2017

Why does Trump take white supremacists "at their word" when they claim their protests are about "heritage not hate", but not athletes who take a knee to protest police brutality? She said that the National Security Council was delighted with Trump's United Nations speech. (more...)
North Korea Says Trump's Tweets Are a Declaration of War North Korea Says Trump's Tweets Are a Declaration of War
- September 27, 2017

Because the United States declared war , even if USA strategic bombers do not intrude into our air, we will possess the right to respond in self-defense, including the right to launch at a random time and drop [the strategic bomber]. In response , Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said, "If North Korea does not stop their provocative actions, you know, we will make sure that we provide options to the president to deal with North Korea". (more...)
United States imposes sanctions on North Korean banks, executives United States imposes sanctions on North Korean banks, executives
- September 27, 2017

The last time North Korea fired on a U.S. aircraft was in 1994 when it shot down a U.S. Army helicopter around the heavily armed inter-Korean border, killing one of the pilots and capturing the other. On Friday, Donald Trump called the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a "madman", a day after which Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged USA dotard" who would face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history". (more...)
Twitter Explains Why Donald Trump's Tweets Don't Violate Its Rules Twitter Explains Why Donald Trump's Tweets Don't Violate Its Rules
- September 27, 2017

Trump tweeted last weekend: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN". The North Korean government claimed the tweet was a " clear declaration of war ", and a case could easily be made that it broke Twitter's rules prohibiting harassment and content that incites violence. (more...)
Saudi women allowed in national stadium for first time Saudi women allowed in national stadium for first time
- September 27, 2017

King Salman had issued a decree allowing women to be given driving licences, the Saudi Press Agency said. The U.S. State Department reacted to the news by saying it is a "great step in the right direction". Women in the kingdom are also bound by law to wear long robes and a headscarf and require the consent of a male guardian for most legal actions. The women who attended the event on Saturday were still required to stick to the country's tight dress laws. (more...)
Trump Will Likely Never Get Banned From Twitter. Here's Why Trump Will Likely Never Get Banned From Twitter. Here's Why
- September 27, 2017

They may have caused a secretive nation with potential nuclear weapons to think there was a declaration of war , but comments made by Donald Trump about North Korea will remain on Twitter. "This has always been internal policy and we'll soon update our public-facing rules to reflect it". Twitter's policy was updated in 2015 to say: "Twitter bans threatening terrorism and promot [ing] violence against others... (more...)
Navios Maritime Midstream Partn (NYSE:NAP) Experiences Lighter than Usual Trading Volume
- September 27, 2017

The ATR measures the volatility of a stock on a day-to-day basis. At the time of writing, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NAP) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 68.75. The 50 day moving average moved down $-0.02 whereas the 200 day average was down by -17.43%. The consensus recommendation is the average rating on a stock by the analyst community. (more...)
Parent rams teacher after school pick-up argument Parent rams teacher after school pick-up argument
- September 27, 2017

The teacher, Gareth McCarthy, was forced to the hood of the Volkswagen when Schoeman accelerated. As the unnamed teacher stood between gate posts at the vehicle park entrance he spoke to Schoeman. "The governors and I believe that this is a just outcome and sends a clear message about behaviour towards public servants". He pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, risky driving, driving without insurance and having no MOT. (more...)
Romanian Backlashes for New Ukrainian Law Romanian Backlashes for New Ukrainian Law
- September 27, 2017

Hungary said on Tuesday it will block its neighbour Ukraine from integrating further with the European Union in retaliation for Kiev's decision to end teaching in minority languages including Hungarian. The new law's language requirement overturns a 2012 law passed under then President Viktor Yanukovych, a Kremlin ally who fled to Russian Federation two years later amid mass street protests. (more...)
Morata must prepare for hostile reception at Atletico, says Courtois Morata must prepare for hostile reception at Atletico, says Courtois
- September 27, 2017

By the time Atletico's transfer embargo is over at the start of 2018, Costa will not have played for over six months. I think he played with good intensity. "I think if the motivation of the player is to leave the club, it would have been unfair for the club to keep him", the 40-year-old who scored more than 100 goals for Milan, said. (more...)
Toyota announces $115 million investment in Buffalo plant Toyota announces $115 million investment in Buffalo plant
- September 27, 2017

The expansion will not mean any new jobs in Scott County. "This investment across five American plants expands capacity for our latest TNGA engines, and localizes production of hybrid powertrains, a core Toyota technology", said Jeff Moore, senior vice president for Manufacturing. (more...)
LeBron James on protests: 'My voice is more important than my knee' LeBron James on protests: 'My voice is more important than my knee'
- September 27, 2017

With that nobody was spared, even the National Basketball Association superstar and Golden State Warriors' very own Steph Curry, who was withdrawn from an invitation to join this year's National Basketball Association champions' on a customary White House meeting. (more...)
Spanish crackdown provokes Catalans to seek independence: Pundit Spanish crackdown provokes Catalans to seek independence: Pundit
- September 27, 2017

The President of the government of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, looks at the crown as he stands at the balcony of the city hall building in Barcelona. This would aim at instituting a plurinational, federal Spain; an option they say is excluded by a simple in-out referendum . The Catalan government earlier this week accused the Spanish authorities of effectively taking over its administration after state police raided its offices and arrested officials, and the finance ministry took control ... (more...)
North Korea has just released this absolutely bonkers propaganda video
- September 27, 2017

And Ireland's foreign minister, Simon Coveney, noting that North Korea would follow him on the podium, urged him "to deescalate the provocative language and tensions of this week". It is unknown whether North Korea has the ability to challenge the U.S. Air Force today. "Evil President" Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "Rocket Man", further escalating rhetoric over the North's nuclear weapons and missile programs. (more...)
Is Trump 'Trying to Wage Something of a Culture War?' Is Trump 'Trying to Wage Something of a Culture War?'
- September 27, 2017

But the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders , told journalists at the White House on Monday: "We've not declared war on North Korea". The DPRK's state media and government frequently refers to everything from military drills to global sanctions as tantamount to declarations of war against the country, and have already made the claim numerous times this year. (more...)
San Diego County Officials Ban Weapons Near Border Wall Prototype Site San Diego County Officials Ban Weapons Near Border Wall Prototype Site
- September 27, 2017

Customs and Border Protection. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban items that could be used as weapons, such as baseball bats, knives, and rocks, in certain areas where border wall prototypes will be built. President Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a "big handsome wall" is in progress, with several companies ready to start construction on about half a dozen prototypes this week. (more...)
Tamil Nadu govt constitutes inquiry commission to probe Jayalalithaa's death Tamil Nadu govt constitutes inquiry commission to probe Jayalalithaa's death
- September 27, 2017

Earlier in the day, facing questions on whether they possessed a video of Jaya at the hospital as claimed, ousted deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran said his aunt and Jaya's closest aide VK Sasikala had indeed shot a video of Jaya recuperating at the hospital. (more...)
White House defends president's comments on NFL players White House defends president's comments on NFL players
- September 27, 2017

One reporter wondered if Trump thinks some of the people kneeling during the anthem at games were " very fine people " - as he has called some who marched with white supremacists in Charlottesville - or if he thinks they're all "sons of bitches". (more...)
A step closer to diagnosing CTE during life A step closer to diagnosing CTE during life
- September 27, 2017

Defective tau is associated with CTE, Alzheimer's disease , and Parkinson's disease. Last week, a landmark study revealed convicted murderer and Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a severe form of the disease. Still, the development represents a significant step forward in CTE research. The researchers also wanted to see if that so-called biomarker for CTE would show up in a person's cerebrospinal fluid - something that can be sampled when a person is alive. (more...)
North Korea considers Trump tweet declaration of war North Korea considers Trump tweet declaration of war
- September 26, 2017

Warning there would be "no winner" in the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula, China on Tuesday urged North Korea and the United States to stop their escalating war of words and sit down for talks on cooling the recent spike in tensions. (more...)

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