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India, US, Japan hold trilateral talks today India, US, Japan hold trilateral talks today
- September 18, 2017

On North Korea, Sushma Swaraj deplored Pyongyang's recent actions and stated that its nuclear proliferation linkages must be explored and those involved be held accountable. Later today, she will also attend a high-level meeting on UN Reforms to be hosted by the USA and chaired by president Donald Trump.India is among the 120 countries who have supported the reform efforts of the UN Secretary General. (more...)
Yemen Houthis Could Target Saudi Oil Tankers Yemen Houthis Could Target Saudi Oil Tankers
- September 18, 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's decision to bar Saudi Arabia from his party's annual conference next week suggests he would not be afraid to cut military and diplomatic ties with the Gulf kingdom over its war on Yemen if he becomes prime minister. (more...)
Dawood's brother being quizzed in extortion case Dawood's brother being quizzed in extortion case
- September 18, 2017

This is Sharma's first big case since taking over the anti-extortion cell last month. "Iqbal was brought for questioning in connection with an extortion case". Iqbal, who was deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003, is said to be operating his brother's real estate business in the city, the police said. (more...)
Navy relieves two more commanders in 7th Fleet after deadly collisions Navy relieves two more commanders in 7th Fleet after deadly collisions
- September 18, 2017

The Fitzgerald collided with a merchant tanker on June 7 and seven sailors died; the McCain collided with a tanker on August 21, which resulted in the deaths of 10 sailors, according to USNI. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was sacked as commander of the 7th Fleet and replaced by Sawyer in August. Another guided-missile cruiser, the USS Antietam, ran aground, spilling about 1,100 gallons of hydraulic fluid into Tokyo Bay. (more...)
Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco
- September 18, 2017

In a statement before the event, Pelosi said that "following the Trump Administration's reckless decision to end the DACA initiative, communities across the country have joined together to advocate for protections for patriotic and courageous Dreamers". (more...)
Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday
- September 18, 2017

According to CNN , Puerto Rico has already called for evacuations in particularly vulnerable areas. The tiny island of Barbuda was decimated by Hurricane Irma September 5-6 when it made its first landfall in the Caribbean as a top intensity Category Five storm. (more...)
Pennsylvania Lottery Officials: $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Warminster Deli Pennsylvania Lottery Officials: $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Warminster Deli
- September 18, 2017

The Sept. 16 drawing also found a $50,000 victor in St. Louis. The big victor has 180 days to claim their prize from Idaho Lottery headquarters in Boise. But it doesn't stop there - a $100,000 winning ticket sold at the Walmart Fuel Center on Warrior Way, and a $50,000 winning ticket sold at Safeway on Horizon Drive, both in Grand Junction. (more...)
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument should shrink in size, Interior Secretary tells Trump Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument should shrink in size, Interior Secretary tells Trump
- September 18, 2017

A leaked memo shows the Interior Department recommending reducing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalanta in Utah. Trump ordered the review earlier this year after complaining about improper "land grabs" by former presidents, including Barack Obama. (more...)
Historic Jerusalem start confirmed for Giro d'Italia in 2018 Historic Jerusalem start confirmed for Giro d'Italia in 2018
- September 18, 2017

Stage 2 will be 167km from Haifa to Tel Aviv in northern Israel. "It's a great honor for us to host the Giro d'Italia, it shows the world has confidence in the ability of the state of Israel to organize a very big sports event", Tourism Minister Yariv Levin told Reuters. (more...)
France defends Iran nuclear deal, Trump to decide soon
- September 18, 2017

He added that the US tone and demands are in "in contrast with the spirit and letter" of the agreement. Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China - plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016. (more...)
Emmys 2017: All the winners
- September 18, 2017

The bit subtly slammed the Trump administration's claims about the size of the crowd at the inauguration in January. Spicer, dressed in a tuxedo, then entered the stage, pushing a podium that said , "The Emmys: Hollywood". "Why didn't you give him an Emmy?" Donald Glover won the best comedy actor for Atlanta , which he created and which carries his distinctive voice, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honoured for a sixth time for her role as a self-absorbed politician in the ... (more...)
Trump's week anchored by speech to UN General Assembly Trump's week anchored by speech to UN General Assembly
- September 18, 2017

Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) predicted based on her discussions with the president that Trump's administration could lead to a new era of bipartisanship. They will closely watch and listen for direction from the unpredictable new leader of the free world. (more...)
His Poise Under Pressure May Have Stopped Nuclear War His Poise Under Pressure May Have Stopped Nuclear War
- September 18, 2017

Deputed as a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces at the age of 44, Petrov was in charge of a missile detection system in a bunker south of Moscow on September 26, 1983 when his computer readings suggested that five nuclear missiles had been launched from the United States towards Moscow. (more...)
Over 1 crore sarees to be distributed from today Over 1 crore sarees to be distributed from today
- September 18, 2017

However, the scheme backfired and how. While the exact reason for the brawl is still unknown, it is believed that there was a limited number of sarees available, and the women were afraid that they will not get their hands on one. For the first time Telangana Government took a decision to distribute Bathukamma sarees. He fumed at the opposition for carrying out misinformation campaign through social media to tarnish the image of the government on sarees scheme he charged.Addressing a press ... (more...)
Heavy rain claims another life in Kerala, landslides reported, alert sounded Heavy rain claims another life in Kerala, landslides reported, alert sounded
- September 18, 2017

Taliparamba in Kannur district received 6 cm rain while Vythiri in Wayanad district recorded 5 cm rain, meteorological department sources said adding thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds was likely to hit Thiruvananthapuram district. A holiday has been declared for educational institutions in Idukki and Ernakulam districts on Monday. Normal train operations had to be stopped for nearly two hours on Sunday after a mild landslip occurred near Chingavanam in Kottayam, when mud and sand got ... (more...)
Japanese helpless over N. Korea threat Japanese helpless over N. Korea threat
- September 18, 2017

Sanctions are not "a tool for stifling the regime", it said. Earlier on Monday, the USA military carried out an aerial military drill with South Korea near the border between the Koreas, the defence ministry in Seoul said in a statement. US Pacific Command said in a statement the flyover was a "direct response to North Korea's intermediate range ballistic missile launch". The foreign ministry statement, carried by North Korea's official news agency KCNA, said: "The increased moves of the ... (more...)
Senate Republicans Could Vote On Obamacare Repeal By End of Month Senate Republicans Could Vote On Obamacare Repeal By End of Month
- September 18, 2017

The bill also eliminates the inequity of three states receiving 37% of Obamacare funds and brings all states to funding parity by 2026. Starting in 2027, Cassidy-Graham would likely be even more damaging than a straight repeal-without-replace bill because it would add large cuts to the rest of Medicaid - on top of eliminating the Medicaid expansion - by imposing a per capita cap on the entire program. (more...)
Germans unsure over nature of post-election coalition
- September 18, 2017

For the seven years between 1998 and 2005, the centre-left party SDP formed a coalition with the Greens , forming the only post-war left wing coalition. Just imagine the haggling involved about which party would get the all-important finance ministry and which one would get the foreign ministry. Not to mention the time it would take to draw up a coalition agreement. (more...)
Iran Will Respond to Any 'Wrong Move' on JCPOA: Leader Iran Will Respond to Any 'Wrong Move' on JCPOA: Leader
- September 18, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Iran was violating "the spirit " of the 2015 deal under which it got sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear program. Speaking to reporters at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport, President Rouhani said the UN General Assembly gives Iran a good opportunity to let the world hear its voice and clear up the misunderstandings in the U.S. (more...)
NYT Reporter Overhears Ty Cobb Dishing About Russia Probe NYT Reporter Overhears Ty Cobb Dishing About Russia Probe
- September 18, 2017

Among the nuggets Vogel overheard in Cobb's and Dowd's conversation were that there's a dispute among Trump's attorneys about how forthcoming to be with the Mueller's probe. Cobb appeared to want access to those locked-up documents. Mr. Cobb expressed concern about another White House lawyer he did not name. Cobb said "there was no perception that there was an exchange". (more...)
President Trump Prepares To Address UN General Assembly Amid North Korea Controversy President Trump Prepares To Address UN General Assembly Amid North Korea Controversy
- September 18, 2017

Netanyahu spoke at length about the nuclear deal with Iran. A draft of the document includes a key point urging "greater transparency and predictability on required resources" and urges Guterres to 'initiate effective, meaningful reform to make the United Nations fit for objective'. (more...)
Hurricane Maria bears down on Caribbean islands Hurricane Maria bears down on Caribbean islands
- September 18, 2017

After forming on Saturday in the western Atlantic, Maria is expected to build to a hurricane by Monday and a major hurricane by Wednesday, per CNN . It triggered tropical storm warnings, meaning tropical storm conditions within 36 hours for parts of the peninsula, as the NHC forecasted up to 20 inches of rain in isolated pockets which could "produce life-threatening flash floods". (more...)
Hamid Ansari's wife alleges rat poison was mixed in madrassa's water cooler Hamid Ansari's wife alleges rat poison was mixed in madrassa's water cooler
- September 18, 2017

A madrasa student, Afzal studying in Class 7 , caught the miscreants red-handed as they attempted to mix rat poison into the water cooler installed at the madrasa. "We have collected water samples which will be sent to forensic science laboratory (FSL) for tests on Saturday". She added that the madrassa would be instaling CCTVs on campus. (more...)
North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme
- September 18, 2017

The U.S. jets few alongside four South Korean F-15K jet fighters as part of "routine" training, the statement said, adding that the allies would continue such exercises to "improve their joint operation capabilities against contingencies". Diplomacy and dialogue will not work with North Korea and concerted pressure by the entire global community is essential to tackle the threats posed by North Korea , Prime Minister Abe wrote. (more...)
Sanctions accelerate the completion of the nuclear program - North Korea Sanctions accelerate the completion of the nuclear program - North Korea
- September 18, 2017

A pair of US B-1B bombers and four F-35 jets flew from Guam and Japan and joined four South Korean F-15K fighters in the latest drill, South Korea's defence ministry said. To ease tensions, China has been committed to a peaceful solution by supporting Security Council sanctions on one hand, and on the other proposing initiatives which aim to suspend hostilities by both Pyongyang and Washington. (more...)

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