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Malaysia bans travel to N. Korea amid escalating tensions
- September 28, 2017

The decision was taken "in view of the escalation of tensions in the Korean peninsula and related developments arising from missile tests". Ties between the two countries have been strained since February this year, when Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (more...)
Macron to present 'initiative for Europe'
- September 28, 2017

Macron didn't hesitate to triple down on his long-standing Europhile commitments, laying the blame for Euroskepticism at the door of leaders he criticized as too guarded to confront their own public opinions and lay out a clear vision. By contrast, Macron from the start has cast himself as a fervent pro-European, even arriving at his victory celebration outside the Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7 to the sound of the European Union anthem "Ode to Joy", rather than "La Marseillaise". (more...)
1st Test: Sri Lanka decides to bat first against Pakistan 1st Test: Sri Lanka decides to bat first against Pakistan
- September 28, 2017

The duo made Pakistan invincible for years that they have lost none of the nine Test series they played in UAE. The Sri Lankan team won the toss and chose to bat first in the first cricket Test of two-match series against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on Thursday. (more...)
Twitter explains why Trump NKorea tweet wasn't removed Twitter explains why Trump NKorea tweet wasn't removed
- September 28, 2017

The Pentagon said the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any USA fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century. On Monday, North Korea was emphatic that it will defend itself from any United States aggression or that from its regional allies after Trump tweeted over the weekend that the North Korean leader " won't be around much longer ". (more...)
Alabama Senate Race Shines Light On Turmoil In GOP Alabama Senate Race Shines Light On Turmoil In GOP
- September 28, 2017

According to ProPublica's tracking site Politwoops, three tweets backing unusual have been deleted from the president's official account since Roy Moore won the GOP Senate nomination. Bannon appeared at the rally and has endorsed Moore; Trump has endorsed unusual. Alabama has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in a quarter century, so Moore is expected to become Alabama's next senator. (more...)
PPP leaders demand Ishaq Dar to step down PPP leaders demand Ishaq Dar to step down
- September 28, 2017

The NAB prosecutor during hearing, submitted a list of 28 witnesses in support of its allegations against Dar. In the reference against Dar, the NAB alleged that "the accused has acquired assets and pecuniary interests / resources in his own name and / or in the name of his dependants of an approximate amount of Rs831.678 million (approx)". (more...)
Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing
- September 28, 2017

United States crude futures CLc1 closed 34 cents, or 0.7 percent, lower at $51.88 a barrel, after hitting a five-month high of $52.43. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and several other producers have cut production by about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) since the begining of this year, helping to lift oil prices by about 15 per cent in the past three months. (more...)
Thai PM: Fugitive former leader Yingluck Shinawatra in Dubai Thai PM: Fugitive former leader Yingluck Shinawatra in Dubai
- September 28, 2017

Yingluck's co-defendant, former Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, was last month sentenced to 42 years in jail by the court. An arrest warrant has been issued for her, with Thai police seeking assistance from Interpol. Yingluck's older brother and fellow fugitive, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, now resides in the Middle Eastern emirate, which does not have an extradition treaty with Thailand. (more...)
Famed NY museum removes 'cruel' artworks after animal-rights activists' protests Famed NY museum removes 'cruel' artworks after animal-rights activists' protests
- September 28, 2017

According to the Washington Post , the famous museum pulled three pieces from the upcoming exhibit called " Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World ", which opens to the public next Friday. "The Guggenheim regrets that explicit and repeated threats of violence have made our decision necessary", said a museum spokesperson, adding that the pieces have been exhibited in museums in Asia, Europe and elsewhere in the United States. (more...)
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) might practice Wednesday, edging to return Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) might practice Wednesday, edging to return
- September 28, 2017

Pagano said he would consult with the team's medical personnel before making a decision. "When our doctors and our trainers tell me that he's at a point where he can get back out there to begin to practice, then I'll be able to tell you for sure". (more...)
Menendez Trial Focuses on Intervention into Melgen Medicare Case Menendez Trial Focuses on Intervention into Melgen Medicare Case
- September 28, 2017

Menendez is accused of improperly using his office to help young women from three countries get visas to visit Melgen in Florida and of intervening in a dispute Melgen had with the Obama administration over Medicare reimbursements. Jenelle Krishnamoorthy said she recommended Harkin, her boss, take no action on Melgen's behalf because she viewed his situation as an "individual dispute" and not a "policy matter". (more...)
North Korea moving airplanes, boosting defense after US bomber flight: Yonhap North Korea moving airplanes, boosting defense after US bomber flight: Yonhap
- September 28, 2017

Moon Seong Mook, a former South Korean military official and current senior analyst for the Seoul-based Korea Research Institute for National Strategy, said it's highly unlikely North Korea has the real-world capability to match Ri's words. (more...)
Democrat Wants to Force Impeachment Vote Democrat Wants to Force Impeachment Vote
- September 28, 2017

Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood on the GOP side of the House chamber to announce his plans to file a resolution that will automatically trigger a floor vote. He is fired, ' " Trump said. "I rise to defend any mother who has been called a dog because her son engaged in peaceful protest", Mr Green said, slamming Mr Trump for having "brought discourse to a new low". (more...)
OJ Simpson Could Be Out Of Prison By Monday OJ Simpson Could Be Out Of Prison By Monday
- September 28, 2017

However, the AP reported that Brooke Keast, a Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman , said that the process is not finalized. Keast told the New York Post that he will be transferred to High Desert State Prison located just outside #Las Vegas, for his release. (more...)
Tokyo Governor Koike to Lead New National Political Party (News) Tokyo Governor Koike to Lead New National Political Party (News)
- September 28, 2017

Popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike Wednesday vowed a break with old-school politics as she officially launched a new party she hopes will shake up the upcoming snap election in Japan. But she added that cooperation will only work if an agreement is made on policies, and that a reform-oriented and conservative stance is more important than working with the entire Democratic Party. (more...)
Trump touts 'historic' tax cuts - Congress to sweat the details Trump touts 'historic' tax cuts - Congress to sweat the details
- September 28, 2017

Without some method of compensating for the loss of tax revenue, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation estimated that Trump's tax plan would reduce the total amount of money coming into the government by approximately $5 trillion over the next decade. (more...)
Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale
- September 28, 2017

After the release of a cookbook, and app and several other wellness ventures, it was found out that Gibson had never suffered from the disease, and had fabricated her claims. Justice Mortimer was particularly scathing of Gibson's failure to attend the proceedings against her and explain her behaviour. "Her "pitch" overwhelmingly used groups likely to evoke sympathy due to their vulnerabilities - young girls, asylum seekers, sick children", Justice Debbie Mortimer said in March. (more...)
Almost half of abortions worldwide are unsafe, study says Almost half of abortions worldwide are unsafe, study says
- September 28, 2017

Bela Ganatra, a scientist at the WHO's Department of Reproductive Health and Research, told CBS News. All women and girls need access to sex education and effective contraception to avoid unwanted pregnancies and get safe abortion services if desired, Ganatra said. (more...)
Hurricane Maria expected to pass close to the Carolinas next week
- September 28, 2017

The eye of the tropical storm was about 155 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Maria remains a large hurricane, with sustained winds of 85 mph, a minimum central pressure of 954mb and storm force winds extending outwards up to 230 miles as at 06:00 UTC 25th September. (more...)
Police arrest teenager with handgun at Annapolis High School Police arrest teenager with handgun at Annapolis High School
- September 28, 2017

Police said the student fired the gun at around 8:15 Wednesday morning at a bus stop in unincorporated Collinsville, Illinois. No one reported anything about a weapon during the school day. School officials are increasing security on the campus Wednesday. The other boy involved in the exchange was later identified as a former student, who had left campus before the lockdown was lifted, police said. (more...)
NH woman puts out call for Puerto Rico donations
- September 28, 2017

After a story was posted September 25 on ManchesterInkLink, Rodriguez received several potential solutions to the problem she was facing - a transport company out of Worcester, Mass., that last week had promised her free shipping on collected essentials, including water, diapers, batteries, and dry goods - reneged on the offer Monday. (more...)
Puerto Rican natives finally get in touch with loved ones after Maria
- September 28, 2017

Ricardo Rosselló said . "We are literally unloading water and supplies on an hourly basis, and we're going to be deploying navy ships", Trump said during a joint news conference with Mariano Rajoy, the visiting president of the government of Spain. (more...)
White House rubbishes N Korea threat against bombers White House rubbishes N Korea threat against bombers
- September 28, 2017

The White House has rejected claims that the United States has declared war on North Korea , asserting that any suggestion in this regard is "absurd", even as the two nuclear powers engaged in a war of words again. Asked about the North Korean minister's latest remarks, United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric acknowledged the risky spike in tensions, saying: "When you have the rise of tension, the rise of rhetoric, so does the risk of miscalculation ". (more...)
Trump says he'll work with Democrats on healthcare after latest embarrassing defeat Trump says he'll work with Democrats on healthcare after latest embarrassing defeat
- September 28, 2017

Speaking to reporters outside the White House Wednesday, Trump says he will meet with Democrats and "see if I can get a health plan that is better still". Multiple senators had expressed concerns about the process being used to rush Graham-Cassidy through Congress by September 30. Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin. (more...)
PTI, MQM agree on new Opp leader in NA PTI, MQM agree on new Opp leader in NA
- September 28, 2017

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday reached a consensus on electing Vice Chairman PTI Shah Mehmood Qureshi as opposition leader in the National Assembly, ARY News reported. Qureshi was of the view that no relief could be given to masses at grass-root level unless local bodies system was empowered across the country. Shah added that though he had great respect for incumbent Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah yet he feared of another deal ... (more...)

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