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Maria now a hurricane following Irma's path Maria now a hurricane following Irma's path
- September 19, 2017

Hurricane warnings have been issued for Guadeloupe, Dominica , St Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Martinique , AP reported . By Tuesday, tropical storm-force winds are possible in the areas under the tropical storm watches and warnings. (more...)
WH denies Trump is softening stance on Paris climate deal WH denies Trump is softening stance on Paris climate deal
- September 19, 2017

Rex Tillerson shared with " Face the Nation " viewers a hint at the current direction of the Trump administration when it comes to climate change . Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and national security adviser HR McMaster both indicated that the U.S. is open to negotiations on staying in the landmark worldwide agreement to limit mankind's role in global warming. (more...)
North Korea calls United Nations sanctions a 'hostile act' North Korea calls United Nations sanctions a 'hostile act'
- September 19, 2017

Even so, Trump might struggle to find friends - he wants to slash the U.S. contribution to the UN's budget, which is the biggest in the world. After President Moon's first speech at the UN General Assembly, he will participate in a summit between South Korea, the United States and Japan. (more...)
128 nations sign US Declaration on reform of United Nations 128 nations sign US Declaration on reform of United Nations
- September 19, 2017

She added that if worldwide economic pressure does not work and North Korea continues to be defiant, there would be little else the U.N. could do. "It's not just about talking". "U.S. aid is vital to what we do to support refugees around the world and to find solutions to their situations", Grandi said. "That's a miraculous number". (more...)
Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train
- September 19, 2017

Japan is running bullet trains since 1964 and what has to be seen is that there has never been any accident of the trains running at high speeds, it said. It added that the project would require land from Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena on Friday continued its attack on India and Japan's joint venture of bullet train. (more...)
Security threat on British Airways plane bound for London surrounded by police Security threat on British Airways plane bound for London surrounded by police
- September 18, 2017

The spokesman said each passenger and each bag was checked and the plane was thoroughly examined but no threats were found. "The pilot then explained that there was a security threat specifically involving our flight, and each passenger and every piece of luggage was thoroughly searched", Anderson said. (more...)
United Kingdom lowers official terrorist threat level after 2nd arrest United Kingdom lowers official terrorist threat level after 2nd arrest
- September 18, 2017

There are now two searches continuing at addresses in Hounslow and Surrey and we are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the device."There is still much more to do but this greater clarity and this progress has led JTAC - the independent body that assess threat - to come to the judgement that an attack is no longer imminent". (more...)
Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam amidst Jal Satyagaraha Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam amidst Jal Satyagaraha
- September 18, 2017

Lavishing praise on Mr. Modi on his 67th birthday, Mr. Shah said in a blog post that the PM's life in many ways was a "personification of the spirit of India", and said his sensitivity towards the aspirations of the poor had led to "historic poverty alleviation initiatives". (more...)
U.S. tourists hurt in French acid attack U.S. tourists hurt in French acid attack
- September 18, 2017

More on this as it develops. A spokesperson for the Marseille prosecutor said the attacker did not yell anything indicating the assault was religiously motivated, although it's still early in the investigation. In 2013, two American women, Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18, who were teaching on the island of Zanzibar, were attacked with acid by two men on a moped who stopped, smiled and doused them, severely burning their faces, chests and hands, before speeding away. (more...)
Hamas Agrees to Launch Talks With Fatah Hamas Agrees to Launch Talks With Fatah
- September 18, 2017

Gaza has remained under a crippling embargo imposed by Israel and Egypt since 2007, when Hamas wrested the territory from Fatah after sweeping Palestinian legislative polls one year earlier. The statement added that this comes in order to achieve the hope of the Palestinian people, to achieve national unity, and indicated Hamas' for the general elections. (more...)
Jury finds teen in 'Slender Man' stabbing mentally ill Jury finds teen in 'Slender Man' stabbing mentally ill
- September 17, 2017

The verdict will decide whether Weier will got to a mental hospital or a prison. For the first time, a detective Wednesday shared the victim's account of what happened the day two Waukesha girls stabbed their friend almost to death. "This was a delusion strong enough to kill for", defense lawyer Maura Ann McMahon said in her closing argument. He ordered the panel to continue deliberating. (more...)
Chinese bitcoin exchange announces it is ending trading Chinese bitcoin exchange announces it is ending trading
- September 17, 2017

Although that same exchange also encouraged customers to withdraw their funds "as quickly as possible". Trading dwindled after regulators tightened controls and warned the currency might be linked to fraud. Markets like Japan , Korea and the USA have emerged to account for the lion's share of global trading volumes, so the impact of this China ban is not as severe as it initially may seem. (more...)
White House expected to preview Trump's first United Nations summit White House expected to preview Trump's first United Nations summit
- September 17, 2017

While Washington warns of military options, it says it still wants a peaceful solution. "After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming", Trump said in his address to air force personnel and families on the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force. (more...)
Trump tweets tough talk after London explosion Trump tweets tough talk after London explosion
- September 17, 2017

It's not the first time Trump has used a terrorist attack to promote the ban. "We have made more progress in the last nine months against the ISIS than the Obama administration has made in eight years". Trump's tweets implied that the British police could have done more to prevent the attack and that United Kingdom authorities had been monitoring those responsible for setting off explosives in the tube station. (more...)
Minnesota Commerce Department offers advice on Equifax breach Minnesota Commerce Department offers advice on Equifax breach
- September 17, 2017

Smith. The information includes Social Security numbers , birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver's license and credit card numbers. I was able to freeze my credit with Equifax , Experian and TransUnion online in 17 minutes last Friday. (more...)
Violence in Myanmar must stop: Tillerson Violence in Myanmar must stop: Tillerson
- September 16, 2017

On a visit to London where he met British Prime Minister Theresa May and foreign minister, Boris Johnson, he told a news conference: "I think it is a defining moment in many ways for this new, emerging democracy". Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Wednesday called on Myanmar to halt military action and atrocities against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, saying the ongoing violence by security forces against the Muslim minority was "completely unacceptable and catastrophic". (more...)
Trump High-Fives Youngster Who Volunteered to Mow White House Lawn Trump High-Fives Youngster Who Volunteered to Mow White House Lawn
- September 16, 2017

In the letter, Frank says he started his own business mowing neighbor's laws in Falls Church Virginia. I half-expected Salon or maybe Slate to run this story under the headline, "Trump violates child labor laws at the White House". "Wow, great job, Frank", Trump said. Trump went on to say that Frank "will be very famous, he's going to be a Navy SEAL someday, he's going to great things for our country". (more...)
Being a New Yorker … I was like, the eclipse? Really? Being a New Yorker … I was like, the eclipse? Really?
- September 16, 2017

He was at it again on Thursday when, in a conversation with Politico's Ben White, he took himself out of the frying pan and jumped right into the fire when trying to knock down reports that he had used a government plane to fly to Kentucky to see the solar eclipse. (more...)
Oil prices rise on expectations of market balance Oil prices rise on expectations of market balance
- September 15, 2017

More than half of the retail service stations in some parts of Florida are without gasoline and the energy sector is scrambling to make adjustments. The assessment echoed a report by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries forecasting higher demand for its oil in 2018 and pointing to signs of a tighter global market. (more...)
Heritage Told Trump to Keep 'Mainstream Republicans' Off Voter-Fraud Commission Heritage Told Trump to Keep 'Mainstream Republicans' Off Voter-Fraud Commission
- September 15, 2017

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a Democrat , said some voters have canceled their registrations or been hesitant to register since learning the group has asked state governments to provide data on individual voters. "We often get complaints that there are out-of-state students voting, but it is legal in New Hampshire to have a MA driver's license or MA plates on your cars, and paying out-of-state tuition to the university, and still be eligible to vote because you are ... (more...)