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North Korea's hydrogen bomb test: 5 things to know North Korea's hydrogen bomb test: 5 things to know
- September 03, 2017

Earthquakes triggered by North Korean nuclear tests have gradually increased in magnitude since Pyongyang's first test in 2006, indicating the isolated country is steadily improving the destructive power of its nuclear technology. An earlier report by KCTV claimed the bomb was small enough to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile. Any such attack would likely escalate and restart an all-out war on the Korean Peninsula, which could cost millions of lives - and that's assuming China, ... (more...)
North Korea claims it successfully tested hydrogen bomb North Korea claims it successfully tested hydrogen bomb
- September 03, 2017

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has once again conducted a nuclear test in spite of widespread opposition from the global community". There was no immediate announcement from the North about Sunday's natural disaster. North Korea's sixth nuclear test has been condemned by Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee. (more...)
Princess Mako, Komuro express delight as they meet press for first time Princess Mako, Komuro express delight as they meet press for first time
- September 03, 2017

In a news conference, Princess Mako said, "Today, I have received permission from the Emperor". At a press conference held at the Akasaka Imperial estate in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Sunday afternoon, Princess Mako and Komuro spoke about how their romance started and how they feel now. (more...)
North Korea's Ri Sol Ju gave birth to third child North Korea's Ri Sol Ju gave birth to third child
- September 03, 2017

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Ren Guoqiang told reporters that all parties should exercise restraint and avoid words and actions that escalate tension. This March 2, 2017 picture released by North Korean news agency, KCNA (Korean Central News Agency) on March 3, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) and his wife Ri Sol-Ju (front 2nd R) visiting the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang. (more...)
Congress handed $5.95 bn bill for Harvey response, recovery Congress handed $5.95 bn bill for Harvey response, recovery
- September 03, 2017

A senior House Republican, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deliberations were private, disclosed the approach. The initial request was more than previously anticipated. The request sent to lawmakers, however, requests $7.4 billion for the relief fund, though he is seeking the expected $450 billion for the SBA. The House of Representatives is expected to begin voting on appropriating the funds as soon as next week. (more...)
Technical Charts and Signs for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)
- September 03, 2017

Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) ended its day at $35.38 with the rising stream of 0.34% and its total traded volume was 1.95 million shares more than the average volume. Martingale Asset Lp stated it has 74,561 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. This is a positive change from PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. (more...)
May urges parliament to back her European Union repeal bill May urges parliament to back her European Union repeal bill
- September 03, 2017

It comes as Number 10 and government ministers moved to reject claims that Theresa May is preparing to approve a divorce bill of up to £50 billion . The payment dispute came as Mrs May's allies issued a warning to would-be rebels ahead of the first Commons votes on the Brexit legislation. He also said it was likely Britain would continue to pay some money into the European Union budget after Brexit, but that the sums would not be large over the medium to long term. (more...)
UK, Japan to pace up sanctions against North Korea: Theresa May
- September 03, 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to "try to force an early general election" after May lost her parliamentary majority. "In response to this illegal action, Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe and I had agreed to work together and with others in the worldwide community to strengthen pressure against North Korea including by increasing the pace of sanctions" against Pyongyang, May said during an official visit to Japan. (more...)
Sunshine, rising high temperatures forecast through Labor Day Sunshine, rising high temperatures forecast through Labor Day
- September 03, 2017

The front may then linger through Thursday making for unsettled conditions with plenty of clouds and cooler temperatures. Northwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. Highs won't eclipse 70 today , which is some 5 to 10 degrees under the long-term average. National Weather Service forecasters said a gradual warming trend starting Thursday will bring sunny skies and possibly record-breaking temperatures by Tuesday . (more...)
'India Won't Stop Promoting Women': New Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman 'India Won't Stop Promoting Women': New Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
- September 03, 2017

It will be a role where her position of trust with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and her ability to articulate a nuanced position will be tested to the hilt. "With the support of the prime minister, so many things have happened in the ministry like Start up India, Make in India etc". Puducherry governor Kiran Bedi also praised Sitharaman and congratulated her. (more...)
Cabinet reshuffle: Alphons Kannanthanam appointed a MoS in ministry of IT Cabinet reshuffle: Alphons Kannanthanam appointed a MoS in ministry of IT
- September 03, 2017

When Kannanthanam entered politics leaving Civil Service, he had said that he was leaving files and joining politics to understand human life at close quarters. Alphons, who is a Roman Catholic hailing from the central Kerala district of Kottayam, is particularly being seen as a candidate to woo the Church and Christian voters towards the NDA. (more...)
Venezuelan activist Lilian Tintori says government banned her from traveling Venezuelan activist Lilian Tintori says government banned her from traveling
- September 03, 2017

She added in her video statement that it was not a crime to have that much money in cash. “Yeah, thats a little money they had for granny, ” Maduro said in mocking tones Thursday night. In July, Lopez was moved to his home and placed under house arrest after spending almost 3½ years in a military prison. "They are witnesses to the dictatorship's abuse". (more...)
Houston mayor asks FEMA for $75M for debris removal Houston mayor asks FEMA for $75M for debris removal
- September 03, 2017

He called Perez, who died days short of his 61st birthday, a "sweet, gentle public servant". "That would be chaotic". "There is no need, at this point, for people to be thinking about leaving, getting on the road, putting themselves in greater danger", Turner said. (more...)
Trump to Give $1 Million of His Own Money to Harvey Relief Trump to Give $1 Million of His Own Money to Harvey Relief
- September 03, 2017

His initial request to Congress is expected to be almost $6 billion. Exact estimates on the size of this aid package varied widely. Office of Management and Budget director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump requesting initial billion in aid for Harvey White House braces for "long, frustrating recovery" from Harvey The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE , a former founding member of the Freedom Caucus, has been "working around the clock" with lawmakers on the spending package, the ... (more...)
Trump, A Climate Change Denier, Plans To Donate To Harvey Victims Trump, A Climate Change Denier, Plans To Donate To Harvey Victims
- September 03, 2017

He told reporters that an aid funding request will likely come in stages as more is known about the storm's impact. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said 3800 survivors had been rescued from floodwaters, as police, firefighters and search and rescue teams pounded on doors, searching for anyone left dead or alive. (more...)
Moon, Trump Agree on Maximum Sanctions, Pressure Against North Moon, Trump Agree on Maximum Sanctions, Pressure Against North
- September 03, 2017

Pyongyang last tested a nuclear device in September 2016, at that time saying its test of a 10-kiloton weapon would enable it to produce "a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power". North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to ideal a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs. (more...)
North Korea: Kim Jong Un observes missile-ready hydrogen bomb North Korea: Kim Jong Un observes missile-ready hydrogen bomb
- September 03, 2017

United Nations sanctions have expanded to ban North Korean exports of commodities including coal, iron ore and seafood, much of which was bought by China. In the 1990s, United States policymakers were keen to constrain the offensive capabilities of countries in northern Asia because it was believed this would dissuade North Korea from increasing its own defensive capabilities, Schuster said. (more...)
North Korea has developed H-bomb missile warhead : state media North Korea has developed H-bomb missile warhead : state media
- September 03, 2017

Vipin Narang, an MIT professor specializing in nuclear strategy, said it's important to note that North Korea was only showing a mockup of a two-stage thermonuclear device, or H-bomb. That would mean the North had almost completed its efforts to become a legitimate nuclear power, he said. The South Korean military said it was analyzing a "presumed" nuclear test, while Japan said it had determined North Korea conducted a nuclear test. (more...)
Cambodian releases alleged opposition leader plot video Cambodian releases alleged opposition leader plot video
- September 03, 2017

Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia since 1985, and Defence Minister Tea Banh warned in June that the country could plunge into civil war if his Cambodian People's Party loses next year's general election. Probably, that video is the only way to nail opposition leader down. Earlier, it said Kem Sokha's arrest was politically motivated and violated the law because of the immunity granted to elected lawmakers. (more...)
North Korea Hydrogen Bomb Test: What We Know So Far North Korea Hydrogen Bomb Test: What We Know So Far
- September 03, 2017

South Korea's presidential office says the security chiefs for Seoul and Washington have spoken following North Korea's sixth nuclear test. Japanese and South Korean meteorological officials said an natural disaster detected near the North's test site - measured by the US Geological Survey ( USGS ) at magnitude 6.3 - was around 10 times more powerful than previous detonations. (more...)
Big Modi Cabinet rejig: Here's who got what Big Modi Cabinet rejig: Here's who got what
- September 03, 2017

IST: Rashtrapati Bhavan confirms the time for swearing in ceremony. The reshuffle is mostly likely to see the entry of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) nominees into the ministry, with the party striking an alliance with the BJP in Bihar recently. (more...)
Hardeep Singh Puri: Diplomacy goes political Hardeep Singh Puri: Diplomacy goes political
- September 03, 2017

The lawyer-social worker has earlier been a minister in the government of Uttar Pradesh. He holds an MA and MPhil in Philosophy from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. Known for his experience and expertise in foreign policy and national security, he is the president and chairman of Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) think tank, and was the Vice President of International Peace Institute, New York. (more...)
Wayne Rooney adamant England career is over - as a player Wayne Rooney adamant England career is over - as a player
- September 03, 2017

The 10-year-old black soft-top VW Beetle Rooney had been driving when he was stopped by police was owned by Simpson who was in the passenger seat at the time. She said: 'I allowed him to drive my vehicle, my black soft top, because I was too drunk to drive. "I told him a few days before I should have really and he was telling his schoolmates just as it was getting done but not quite done". (more...)
North Korea is making fresh claims that it has the hydrogen bomb North Korea is making fresh claims that it has the hydrogen bomb
- September 03, 2017

A hydrogen bomb, or fusion bomb, is far more powerful than atomic bombs, or fission bombs, that the country has already tested. North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under Kim in defiance of United Nations sanctions , but firing a projectile over mainland Japan was a rare and provocative move. (more...)
Roelant Oltmans sacked as head coach of Indian hockey team Roelant Oltmans sacked as head coach of Indian hockey team
- September 03, 2017

The power packed meeting was attended by over twenty-four members over the three days including Harbinder Singh, B.P Govinda , V. Baskaran, Thoiba Singh, Dr. "It takes time to produce results and to expect overnight success is not right". But it takes to build a process after a slump. Think from a player's point of view. (more...)