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Trump slams Puerto Rican mayor, says islanders 'want everything done for them' Trump slams Puerto Rican mayor, says islanders 'want everything done for them'
- October 02, 2017

The Vermont independent's comments come after Mr. Trump tweeted over the weekend criticizing the mayor of San Juan for poor leadership as relief efforts were underway. Trump says "they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort". “When the president gets attack, he attacks back, ” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, who adding that the mayors comments were “unfair, given what the federal government has done.”. (more...)
'We Are Dying': In Puerto Rico, A Mayor Begs For Help 'We Are Dying': In Puerto Rico, A Mayor Begs For Help
- October 02, 2017

Do you know someone else we should interview for this story? Carmen Miranda, 60, of Luquillo, is among those who has faced long lines for gasoline, medicine and supplies. In the past few days, various figure both in and outside of Puerto Rico have criticized the government for not doing more to handle the ongoing humanitarian crisis . (more...)
Iran puts economic squeeze on Iraqi Kurds Iran puts economic squeeze on Iraqi Kurds
- October 02, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday pressed the case for the central government in Baghdad to receive the income from Kurdistan's oilfields, saying the money would be used to pay Kurdish civil servants. "At this moment, we have informed our neighboring countries including Iran, the central government [of Iraq] and the Syrian side, that we are ready [to take steps] against the negative developments [in the KRG]". (more...)
Puerto Ricans in North Texas Outraged by President Trump's Tweets Puerto Ricans in North Texas Outraged by President Trump's Tweets
- October 02, 2017

Cruz responded, "This is a people-are-dying story". Trump went on to blame the media, tweeting , "The Fake News Networks are working overtime in Puerto Rico doing their best to take the spirit away from our soldiers and first R's". The White House says President Trump spoke early Sunday to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to reaffirm his administration's commitment to providing an "unprecedented federal response" to widespread hurricane damage and thank Rossello for his leadership. (more...)
Bucs-Giants: What to watch for in Sunday's 4:05 game Bucs-Giants: What to watch for in Sunday's 4:05 game
- October 02, 2017

But it was his three interceptions that head coach Dirk Koetter was focused on, including one which proved to be the key play in the game. The Giants can not afford to give guys second chances no matter who they play, especially in the running game. (more...)
First gay marriages celebrated in Germany after change in the law First gay marriages celebrated in Germany after change in the law
- October 02, 2017

In a ceremony at the Schoeneberg town hall in Berlin, the couple exchanged vows and then cut into a fabulous rainbow cake with the words "Marriage Equality" written on top. Some hurdles remain, including the fact that women can't automatically recognize motherhood of a lesbian partner's child, and the software used to record marriages doesn't now allow for two entries with the same sex. (more...)
As Puerto Rico awaits Hurricane Maria relief, Donald Trump takes to Twitter As Puerto Rico awaits Hurricane Maria relief, Donald Trump takes to Twitter
- October 02, 2017

And I can not fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world can not figure out logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles long", Cruz said Friday. It's really scary, the world that we're living in now. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who challenged Trump for the GOP presidential nomination previous year, said “when people are in the middle of the disaster, you dont start trying to criticize them. (more...)
Trump scoffs at Trump scoffs at "politically motivated ingrates" over Puerto Rico crisis
- October 02, 2017

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz speaks with a man at a hospital Saturday in the Rio Piedras area of San Juan , Puerto Rico, as about 35 patients are evacuated after the failure of an electrical plant. Trump's weekend tweets have shown him to be contemptuous of any complaints of a laggard United States response to the natural disaster that has imperiled the island's future. (more...)
Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor
- October 02, 2017

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of the territory's capital city San Juan , has repeatedly called on federal authorities to do more to get vital supplies to residents, many of whom are still without power and running water since the storm delivered a body-blow to the island earlier this month. (more...)
A March for Racial Justice takes place in the nation's capital A March for Racial Justice takes place in the nation's capital
- October 02, 2017

The March for Racial Justice describes its movement and upcoming march in great detail on its website. The seek to reverse "laws, policies and practices that hasten inequality, dehumanize people of color and maintain white supremacy", and march "because as long as US laws, policies, and practices remain steeped in white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all-our universal and constitutional rights-will never be fully realized". (more...)
Hamilton on pole position in Malaysia Hamilton on pole position in Malaysia
- October 02, 2017

The team needs the points, I need the points", Bottas said. "So I lost a lot of time, and that really compromised our race". He drove a strong, dominant race, and thoroughly deserved to mark his 20th birthday with this race win. In a light-hearted moment, the German driver hitched a lift back to the paddock the novel way - by sitting on the side of countryman Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber. (more...)
'SNL' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response
- October 02, 2017

She said she meant "it was good news that people of Puerto Rico and many public servants of the United States are working together". We are citizens. Whereas Duke referred to a "good news" story on Thursday, FEMA Administrator Brock Long declared that he was "not satisfied" with the situation in an interview with CNN's Kate Bolduan. (more...)
Buhari storms Maiduguri, celebrates Independence anniversary with troops Buhari storms Maiduguri, celebrates Independence anniversary with troops
- October 01, 2017

The President also advised that agitations for restructuring of the country should be directed to the National and State Assemblies: "At all events, proper dialogue and any desired constitutional changes should take place in a rational manner, at the National and State Assemblies". (more...)
Trump slams Puerto Ricans Trump slams Puerto Ricans
- October 01, 2017

This is "there's a truckload of stuff that can not be taken to people" story. "I am done being polite". I am done being politically correct. "I am mad as hell", Cruz continued . Puerto Rico is less developed and wealthy than those states, and the logistical challenges of helping an offshore island with mountainous terrain are huge. (more...)
Flotilla sent to rescue Vanuatu islanders as Manaro Voui volcano blows Flotilla sent to rescue Vanuatu islanders as Manaro Voui volcano blows
- October 01, 2017

Officials are setting up two sites on Pentecost Island, he said, where evacuees will be housed in government buildings or in temporary camp sites. Reuters reporter Ben Bohane, on location in Ambae, said he saw people camping on a hillside at the town of Lolowai waiting calmly for ships to ferry them to safety. (more...)
Dodgers seal home edge throughout ML Series Dodgers seal home edge throughout ML Series
- October 01, 2017

Speaking of which, my guess is numerous Rockies starters will get a much-deserved, and perhaps much needed day off on Sunday in the final game of the regular season. Zack Greinke has been announced as the starting pitcher for Wednesday's game. The stolen base was the first of Locastro's major league career. With the loss (and wins by the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros), the Dodgers' magic number to clinch home-field advantage through the World Series remained one. (more...)
Austrian full-face veil ban comes into force Austrian full-face veil ban comes into force
- October 01, 2017

Items concealing the face in public places, such as veils , medical masks and scarves, have been outlawed in Austria. Muslim groups have condemned the law, saying just a tiny minority of Austrian Muslims - around 150 - wear full-face veils. (more...)
Muharram observed in Odisha with tazia processions, mourning Muharram observed in Odisha with tazia processions, mourning
- October 01, 2017

Millions of Iranian Shiite Muslims held mourning ceremonies of Ashura Day nationwide on Sunday. In Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, all roads leading to Imambargahs were guarded through special deployment and strict security had been ensured for the processions. (more...)
Maryland governor directs national guard to help Puerto Rico Maryland governor directs national guard to help Puerto Rico
- October 01, 2017

The governor's directive on Friday came after conversations with the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, and other communications between staff-level officials. Task Force Rhino will help with clearing debris from roads and making hasty road repairs to allow aid to reach areas cut off from the storm as well restoring infrastructure. (more...)
China Seeks New Chapter With 'Largest Trading Partner' India China Seeks New Chapter With 'Largest Trading Partner' India
- October 01, 2017

After the Doklam stand-off ended and PM Narendra Modi and China President Xi Jinping held a meeting, toasted as a success by both sides, there seems to be a conscious attempt by Beijing to build a favourable public opinion in India, suggesting the two nations can start a new chapter. (more...)
US Is Seeking Dialogue With North Korea: "We Do Talk to Them"
- October 01, 2017

The North Korean military enlistment claims came after Kim issued a statement Friday warning: "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire". The secretary of state described that situation as "a bit overheated right now", insisting "everyone would like for it to calm down. That would calm things down a lot", Tillerson said. (more...)
Kansas Air National Guard sends tanker to Puerto Rico
- October 01, 2017

More Pennsylvania National Guard members are on-duty at the joint emergency operations center at Ft. Two heavy lift helicopters and 14 crew members were sent from Fort Indiantown Gap Wednesday to aid relief and recovery missions throughout Puerto Rico. (more...)
'I'm sorry': Theresa May to apologise to Tory activists for General Election 'I'm sorry': Theresa May to apologise to Tory activists for General Election
- October 01, 2017

May hopes to fire up thousands of members who feel let down by what some describe as an terrible election campaign , when their leader was dubbed "the Maybot" for her repetition of catchphrases. Prime Minister May said she had listened to the message given by the election in which she lost her party's majority in parliament. Critics of the reforms have pointed out that the changes will still leave students tens of thousands of pounds in debt and the change to repayment thresholds will save ... (more...)
US House Democrats seek urgent hearing on hurricane relief efforts US House Democrats seek urgent hearing on hurricane relief efforts
- October 01, 2017

A steady, angry presence on cable news in recent days, the mayor, in her now-familiar baseball cap and oversized eyeglasses, has been begging for assistance - fresh water, food - from world leaders. "I know it is really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane", Duke said . (more...)
Donald Trump Once Again Demands Players Stand Prior To Sunday's Games (TWEET) Donald Trump Once Again Demands Players Stand Prior To Sunday's Games (TWEET)
- October 01, 2017

Protests are expected to be at a minimum on Sunday however, with teams now calling for unity, and NFC North rivals Green Bay Packers chose to link arms with each other in a show of unity rather than protest, with fans in the stands putting their rivalry aside to do the same. (more...)
Prez inaugurates Shirdi airport, flags off flight to Mumbai Prez inaugurates Shirdi airport, flags off flight to Mumbai
- October 01, 2017

He commended the building of the airport as a measure that would help pilgrims and visitors as well as trigger economic activity and job creation in Shirdi . Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, were among the other diginitaries present. (more...)
Coast Guard: Captain's errors in El Faro sinking Coast Guard: Captain's errors in El Faro sinking
- October 01, 2017

Jason Neubauer, who chaired the investigation. Voice recordings recovered from the ship show an increasingly panicked and stressed crew fighting to save the ship after it lost propulsion as they battled wind, shifting cargo and waves. The report included several issues with Tote and listed safety recommendations as well as enforcement recommendations. Tote, the owner, "did not ensure the safety of marine operations and failed to provide shore side nautical operations supports to its ... (more...)
What does North Korea want? What does North Korea want?
- October 01, 2017

Today the world is being presented with an apparently unsurmountable conflict between North Korea and the United States, with the danger of war looming before us. The objective, he says, would be a "nuclear-free Korean peninsula, settlement of permanent peace, formation of a single inter-Korean market, an inclusive democratic society". (more...)
US 'Probing' Dialogue With North Korea, Tillerson Says US 'Probing' Dialogue With North Korea, Tillerson Says
- October 01, 2017

Trump's comment came the day after Tillerson disclosed that the United States was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but that Pyongyang had shown no interest in dialogue. Since President Donald Trump took office in January, the US has restored a diplomatic back-channel between the State Department and North Korea's mission at the United Nations. (more...)
Korea, China, Japan in November Korea, China, Japan in November
- October 01, 2017

However, the Pentagon report states that the KPA primarily fields aging equipment based on technology as old as the 1950s. Last week, the President vowed to "totally destroy" Kim Jong Un's country in the event of war and also referred to the North Korean leader as "Rocket Man" in his speech to the U.N. (more...)

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