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N. Korea: We'll speed up nuclear plans if more sanctions imposed N. Korea: We'll speed up nuclear plans if more sanctions imposed
- September 21, 2017

President Donald Trump, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, warned Kim Jong Un that he would not survive an attack by the United States: "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea". (more...)
Iraqi forces push further toward IS-held Hawijah near Kirkuk Iraqi forces push further toward IS-held Hawijah near Kirkuk
- September 21, 2017

The town was one of the first areas to fall under the control of the terrorist group, which overran about a third of Iraq in 2014. The US-led coalition is providing air support to Iraqi forces, Iraqi state TV reported, as cited by NRT. "Schools and hospitals have shut down", said Aram Shakaram, the charity's deputy country director. Mr Shakaram said it was imperative that Iraqi and coalition forces opened up safe escape routes for civilians, and called on them to avoid the use of ... (more...)
May seeks to unite divided Cabinet before big Brexit speech
- September 21, 2017

Theresa May will brief senior ministers on her plans for Brexit before a major speech aimed at helping to break the deadlock in the negotiations with Brussels. His comments come as the Prime Minister prepares to make a major speech on Brexit in Florence tomorrow.in which she will try to break the deadlock in negotiations between the United Kingdom and Brussels. (more...)
Japan Deploys Missiles on Island After North Korea Launch Japan Deploys Missiles on Island After North Korea Launch
- September 21, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the missile launch as a serious violation of Security Council resolutions, coming less than two weeks after the North's sixth nuclear test, which also violated a U.N. In a BBC report screened in 2004, experts from South Korea's intelligence agency refused to believe the fake United States bills shown to them by a defector from North Korea were not real. (more...)
Pence reinforces tough position against North Korea at UN Pence reinforces tough position against North Korea at UN
- September 21, 2017

Speaking at the United Nations, Pence reiterated a call for Myanmar's military to end the violence immediately, warning that if it continued, it would "sow seeds of hatred and chaos that may well consume the region for generations to come and threaten the peace of us all". (more...)
Theresa May takes swipe at Trump's climate stance in United Nations speech Theresa May takes swipe at Trump's climate stance in United Nations speech
- September 21, 2017

The British Prime Minister has called on the United Nations to reform as she singled out North Korea, Russia, Syria and Myanmar for criticism in a wide-ranging speech . She told the UN Security Council it must be "prepared to take all necessary measures" to put pressure on North Korea ruler Kim Jong Un over his "outrageous" development of nuclear weapons. (more...)
Tony Abbott 'headbutted' by man wearing 'Vote Yes' badge in Hobart Tony Abbott 'headbutted' by man wearing 'Vote Yes' badge in Hobart
- September 21, 2017

The man was wearing a "Vote Yes" same-sex marriage badge and asked to shake Abbott's hand, Abbott said. "He didn't have a blood nose or break his nose or anything like that", a spokesman for Mr Abbott said. Abbott said he wouldn't seek to make too much of the incident, but warned that more incidents like this could happen if the "yes" side wins. "Marriage equality is about respect and dignity for every Australian. (more...)
Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya
- September 21, 2017

Rohingyas are minority Muslims in western Myanmar and have been fleeing their homes following an army crackdown on their villages that has left hundreds dead. Much of the speech appeared meant to frame the crisis as a complex internal issue and contrasted the violence - which she depicted as isolated - with the government's ongoing development agenda, specifically its efforts to deliver "peace, stability, harmony and progress" to the nation as a whole. (more...)
Is Trump's Blunt Comments on State of North Korea Necessary? Is Trump's Blunt Comments on State of North Korea Necessary?
- September 21, 2017

One day after President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea during his first speech to the United Nations, Defense Secretary James Mattis insisted that Washington is still looking for a diplomatic solution. While this was seen largely as an attempt to pressure the United Nations to do more against North Korea, the impact will likely be felt far beyond the general assembly. (more...)
India bat, Australia pick Richardson and Agar
- September 21, 2017

India are 1-0 up in the series, having clinched the rain-curtailed series opener by 26 runs in Chennai. The Australian captain Steve Smith backed his teammates to deliver on Wednesday and said that their team has the talent to challenge India in the games which are remaining. (more...)
Fed Starts Monetary Policy Meeting, Trump Speaks to UN Fed Starts Monetary Policy Meeting, Trump Speaks to UN
- September 21, 2017

The Japanese leader has seen his approval rating climb over his handling of Kim's threats, and he plans to decide on calling a snap election when he returns home. The "hostile policy" first and foremost includes the United States' permanent forward deployed military presence in East Asia, but has recently extended to include everything from Washington's push for sanctions at the United Nations and its strategic signalling in Northeast Asia. (more...)
Video of Chicago teen Kenneka Jenkins walking into freezer 'doesn't exist' Video of Chicago teen Kenneka Jenkins walking into freezer 'doesn't exist'
- September 21, 2017

Jenkins went to a party at the hotel on Friday, Sept. 8 with friends. Police told family members Jenkins likely inadvertently caused her own death by getting trapped inside of the freezer. The Rosemont Police Department has been the focus of social media criticism, with many accusing the department of not investigating Jenkins' death to the fullest of its ability. (more...)
US, South Korea to hold talks over North Korea nuclear crisis US, South Korea to hold talks over North Korea nuclear crisis
- September 21, 2017

Although the approval rate is still high, those surveyed said Moon had fallen out of favour due to North Korea's continued provocations and the government's decision to consider sending aid to North Korea, Realmeter said. World Food Program for providing food and medicines to North Korean children and pregnant women, the Unification Ministry said. Trump has unleashed many strong statements on North Korea including his August warning the North will be met with "fire and fury". (more...)
New hurdles as Republicans rush to reverse Obama health law New hurdles as Republicans rush to reverse Obama health law
- September 21, 2017

But it remains unknown whether such a form of bipartisan cooperation will continue, experts said . Nearly half of the public no longer thinks Congress will repeal Obamacare. In this week's poll, 60% of Republicans prefer a representative who is willing to compromise. It's called the Christmas option and it is created to smear Republicans as "heartless" politicians who would harm children by not giving in to Democrats' demands. (more...)
Ric Flair Talks To People TV About His Health Scare Ric Flair Talks To People TV About His Health Scare
- September 21, 2017

He was given just a 20 percent chance of survival, and placed in a medically induced coma. "I'm not out of the woods yet", Flair told People. "But as soon as work was over, I went right to the mill", he says, adding that he's long struggled to "do anything in moderation", and admitting to a failed rehab stint four years prior. (more...)
National eight points ahead of Labour in latest poll National eight points ahead of Labour in latest poll
- September 21, 2017

Labour would have 46 and the Greens nine seats according to Colmar Brunton's result. At the time of closing, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to its price, slid 1 basis point to 3.07 percent, the yield on 7-year note also fell 1 basis point to 2.93 percent while the yield on short-term 2-year too ended 1 basis point lower at 2.19 percent. (more...)
Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico
- September 21, 2017

The National Weather Service office in San Juan, Puerto Rico , warned of "catastrophic damage" from Maria's winds, as well as "life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible devastating impacts" in a hurricane local statement issued Tuesday evening. (more...)
Journalist hacked to death, sec 144 imposed Journalist hacked to death, sec 144 imposed
- September 21, 2017

Miscreants allegedly owing allegiance to the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) have murdered a young television journalist at Mandwai, 25km east of Agartala , on Wednesday afternoon. Murder of Journalist in Tripura by BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] backed IPFT Goons show BJP's frustration in Tripura & overall pattern of silencing Journalists! The injured also included women and a police official. (more...)
State vehicle found, inmate still at large State vehicle found, inmate still at large
- September 21, 2017

He is believed to be armed with a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun. The vehicle, a dark gray 2012 Chevy Impala with government plates with license plate number 42650, was found Wednesday in Omaha. He is on the sex offender registry. The two- to four-year sentence began in April 2016. According to police records found online, five counts were filed against Scott on June 16: two enhanced counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child, one enhanced counts of third-degree sexual assault of ... (more...)
Congress didn't keep promise of making me CM, says Narayan Rane Congress didn't keep promise of making me CM, says Narayan Rane
- September 21, 2017

Sources said Rane wants his two sons to be accommodated in the BJP. He said that he will now go on a state-wide tour of Maharashtra which will start from Nagpur. "A decision would be made by Dussehra.one should take things easily.Many [political parties] are clamouring for my entry", he said. Rane said Sena often enacted the "drama" of threatening to quit the government while enjoying the privileges of power. (more...)
Raj Thackeray claims Modi government in talks with Dawood for settlement Raj Thackeray claims Modi government in talks with Dawood for settlement
- September 21, 2017

MNS chief Raj Thackeray made a grand debut on social media network Facebook by going live and revealing that wanted terror don Dawood Ibrahim is in talks with the Centre for a return to India, from where he now is in Karachi. On the other hand, there have been talks about the government working on bringing back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India. "They want to do away with the existence of Maharashtrians", he claimed, while warning of reprisals. (more...)
King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas
- September 21, 2017

Dr Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Work, announced the fund in a statement, according to the Saudi Press Agency . He also asked Myanmar to respect its obligations under worldwide law, and hold to account all perpetrators of violence against the Rohingyas. In face of global condemnation, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has appeared for a public speech and said she "wants to find out why ... (more...)
United States and China commit to 'maximising pressure' on North Korea United States and China commit to 'maximising pressure' on North Korea
- September 21, 2017

Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against the North so the communist state will have no other option but to come to the dialogue table. Defense Secretary James Mattis said North Korea is "intentionally doing provocations that seem to press against the envelope for just how far can they push without going over some kind of a line in their minds that would make them vulnerable". (more...)
Collins 'disappointed' in failed bipartisan health care push Collins 'disappointed' in failed bipartisan health care push
- September 21, 2017

Here's a few more of the ads that are putting pressure on Republicans to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill. On Sept. 19, 10 Republican and Democrat governors, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, Alaska Governor Bill Walker and Colorado Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper, wrote a joint letter to the Senate Majority and Minority leaders demanding Graham-Cassidy not be brought to a vote. (more...)
Malloy says GOP plan would underfund state pensions Malloy says GOP plan would underfund state pensions
- September 21, 2017

Malloy said the funding formula for education laid out in the GOP budget is "one hot mess" and maintained his pledge to veto the spending plan and go back to the drawing board for a budget. The Republican budget, however, does have $20 million in annual bonding to address the foundation issue, but Malloy said Monday the Republican plan takes "real relief" from the Democratic plan that amounts to about $2.5 million per year. (more...)

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