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Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N. Korea Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N. Korea
- September 07, 2017

Trump agreed on Monday to support billions of dollars in new weapons sales to South Korea. South Korea says the USA military has completed placing more launchers on the high-tech US missile-defense system installed in the southeast to better cope against North Korean threats. (more...)
Netanyahu bars Al-Jazeera reporter from government-run freedom of speech seminar Netanyahu bars Al-Jazeera reporter from government-run freedom of speech seminar
- September 07, 2017

During a toast in honor of the Jewish new year at the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry, Netanyahu said: "What is actually happening with the bloc of Arab states has never occurred in our history- even when we signed agreements". Netanyahu also praised a "great change" with Russian Federation, which he said was of great importance in terms of connecting economic and cultural interests. (more...)
China protests added missile defense in S. Korea China protests added missile defense in S. Korea
- September 07, 2017

Putin met South Korea's Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of an economic summit in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid mounting global concern that their neighbor plans more weapons tests, possibly a long-range missile launch before a weekend anniversary. (more...)
Putin slams closure of consulate in US Putin slams closure of consulate in US
- September 07, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not receive an invitation for the summit devoted to the reform of the United Nations, Putin's aide Yury Ushakov said . president Barack Obama, late previous year, expelled 35 Russian diplomats. Commenting on the latest twist in the row for the first time on Tuesday, Mr Putin poured scorn on the USA for the "boorish manner" in which the Russian diplomatic properties had been seized and questioned the competency of Washington policy makers. (more...)
Russia's Putin: Trump administration has shown desire to defuse N.Korea tensions Russia's Putin: Trump administration has shown desire to defuse N.Korea tensions
- September 07, 2017

The White House said both leaders were committed to taking "further action" aimed at "denuclearising" the Korean peninsula. Mr Moon said the leaders agreed that reducing regional tension and "quickly solving" the security challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programme were critical. (more...)
China agrees to UN Security Council measures on North Korea China agrees to UN Security Council measures on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

Wang said China resolutely opposed North Korea's nuclear test on Sunday, and Pyongyang should "have a clear understanding of the situation", make a "correct choice" and stop its provocations. Trump described his conversation with Xi as "very, very frank and very strong", saying it "was a very good phone call". "It's possible the UN Security Council will adopt sanctions on oil supplies". (more...)
UN mulls oil embargo on North Korea, textile export ban UN mulls oil embargo on North Korea, textile export ban
- September 07, 2017

So, what, if anything, is North Korea begging for? The leaders of South Korea and Japan on Thursday condemned North Korea's recent nuclear test and pledged to enhance cooperation between the two countries to tackle its threat to regional security. (more...)
Korea on lookout for radiation after North's nuclear test causes landslides Korea on lookout for radiation after North's nuclear test causes landslides
- September 07, 2017

In the pictures below, see how the mountain looked before, and after the massive nuclear blast in satellite images taken by Planet Labs and provided by 38 North , a website for informed analysis of North Korea. Japan on September 6 increased its estimated size of the rogue regime's latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons, following a revised magnitude of 6.0 by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. (more...)
Eagle Creek Fire jumps Columbia River into Washington Eagle Creek Fire jumps Columbia River into Washington
- September 07, 2017

Officials said all people in smoky areas should avoid strenuous work, exercise outdoors or driving whenever possible. About 200 firefighters from Minnesota are helping fight fires in western states including Montana and OR, said Christi Powers, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center. (more...)
China strongly condemns North Korea nuclear test
- September 07, 2017

US President Donald Trump and South Korea's leader Moon Jae-In agreed during a phone call late Monday to remove limits on the payload of the South's missiles , fixed at 500 kg, according to a 2001 bilateral agreement . In addition to the US, South Korea, Japan , France and Britain, have called for stronger measures against North Korea, with several arguing for applying a potentially crippling oil embargo. (more...)
Moon toughens stance in phone calls with leaders-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily Moon toughens stance in phone calls with leaders-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily
- September 07, 2017

Han Tae Song, Pyongyang's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, confirmed that North Korea had successfully conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday. Analysts and South Korean policymakers believe North Korea may test another weapon on or around September 9, when it celebrates its founding day. On North Korea, Putin is in a no-lose situation. (more...)
Trump's trade adviser says hopes to reach trade deal with South Korea Trump's trade adviser says hopes to reach trade deal with South Korea
- September 07, 2017

The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea in early July over its two intercontinental ballistic missile tests. "Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless, it's a dead end", Putin said. "This is a road to nowhere". China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un's government so hard it collapses. (more...)
Barbuda government confirms 1 death, near total destruction from Irma Barbuda government confirms 1 death, near total destruction from Irma
- September 07, 2017

Up to 37 million people could be affected by Hurricane Irma , the United Nations warned Thursday morning. He added that from early Wednesday morning, the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force has been on the streets clearing fallen trees and debris, and the airport will be open for flights into and out of Antigua by 2:00 pm. (more...)
How South Koreans are responding to pressure on North Korea from Trump How South Koreans are responding to pressure on North Korea from Trump
- September 07, 2017

The clashes came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe met in Russia's Far East and repeated their calls for stronger punishment of North Korea over its nuclear ambitions, including denying the country oil supplies. (more...)
Putin Says North Korea Crisis Can Be Solved By Diplomatic Means Putin Says North Korea Crisis Can Be Solved By Diplomatic Means
- September 07, 2017

It has also resulted in South Korea boosting its own military capabilities. Moon earlier called for a ban on overseas North Korean workers, who are a key foreign currency source for the North, but Putin said problem should be solved diplomatically, according to Seoul's presidential office. (more...)
Trump consults with UK, Australia leaders on North Korea Trump consults with UK, Australia leaders on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

The White House said Donald Trump and Mr Turnbull "confirmed that their two countries will intensify joint efforts to denuclearise North Korea". The news comes as the USA has called on the United Nations to slap an oil embargo on North Korea and freeze assets of leader Kim Jong-un. (more...)
Girls banned from wearing skirts at gender-free school Girls banned from wearing skirts at gender-free school
- September 07, 2017

For me it's not gender neutral because they are not allowing boys to wear skirts'. Allowing - or even encouraging - boys to wear skirts if they feel that's an appropriate expression of their identity is an option rarely considered by schools. (more...)
Prince William: 'We're celebrating third pregnancy now after anxious start' Prince William: 'We're celebrating third pregnancy now after anxious start'
- September 07, 2017

It's a big moment for Prince George , who arrived at Thomas's Battersea for his first day of primary school on Thursday morning. George, 4, was taken by his father, Prince William , from their Kensington Palace home to Thomas's Battersea school in southwest London, which says its most important rule is to "Be Kind" and charges nearly 18,000 pounds ($23,490) per pupil per year. (more...)
Setback for Pakistan, LeT, JeM declared worldwide terrorist groups by BRICS Setback for Pakistan, LeT, JeM declared worldwide terrorist groups by BRICS
- September 07, 2017

The Nation noted, "Considering that the summit contains China, was held in China, and was stage-managed by the Chinese president, this is crucially the first time Pakistan's "all weather friend" has explicitly called out militant groups in the country - and tacitly Pakistan as well". (more...)
'Fake information' in Rohingya crisis 'Fake information' in Rohingya crisis
- September 07, 2017

Walid Abdul Karim El Khereiji, Saudi Ambassador to Ankara , said his country is making an effort to stop the violation of rights against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar . President Tayyip Erdogan, who leads Turkey's Islamist-rooted AK Party, has been fiercely critical of Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingyas, saying they have been subjected to genocide . (more...)
US, North Korea should refrain from unsafe US, North Korea should refrain from unsafe "rhetoric": Guterres
- September 07, 2017

The worldwide community must undertake concerted efforts to prevent any further escalation and to seek a holistic solution, he said. The International Atomic Energy Agency, which has no access to North Korea , called the nuclear test , Pyongyang's sixth since 2006, " an extremely regrettable act " that was "in complete disregard of the repeated demands of the international community". (more...)
North Korean diplomat blames United States for tension North Korean diplomat blames United States for tension
- September 07, 2017

President Trump tweeted Sunday that North Korea's words and actions "continue to be very hostile and dangerous" to the U.S. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday accused North Korean leader Kim Jong Un of " begging for war " with a series of nuclear bomb and missile tests, and urged the 15-member Security Council to impose the "strongest possible" sanctions to deter him and shut down his trading partners. (more...)
Russian Federation relations are rock solid: Sushma Swaraj Russian Federation relations are rock solid: Sushma Swaraj
- September 07, 2017

Swaraj met Lavrov on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum being held in Vladivostok. As scheduled, Binh will deliver a welcome speech at the opening of the third Eastern Economic Forum on September 6. It is also aimed at making a comprehensive expert assessment of the economic potential of East Russia, as well as the improvement of the competitiveness and investment attractions of the region, both at the Russian and global levels. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Supports 'Legislative Solution' for DACA Recipients
- September 07, 2017

The most recent version of the DREAM Act , introduced in July, would offer legal permanent residence - and eventually a pathway to citizenship - to young immigrants if they arrived in the United States as children, obtained a high school degree or GED, and are enrolled in higher education, employed, or serve in the military. (more...)
Putin: Trump is not my bride Putin: Trump is not my bride
- September 07, 2017

The United States wants to enlist the support of the Russian Federation and China to pressure North Korea, but both Russia and China refrain from making harsh statements. Putin said during a news conference in China on Tuesday that it was important that all parties including North Korea not face "threats of annihilation" and "step on the path of cooperation". (more...)