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Japan, South Korea agree to seek stronger United Nations resolution against North Korea

Japan's foreign ministry said the two leaders are expected to agree on the importance of China's role in ramping up pressure on North Korea. "My discussions with Prime Minister Abe will focus on how we can prepare the ground for an ambitious free trade agreement after Brexit , based on the EU-Japan agreement which I very much hope is nearing conclusion", May said in a statement ahead of her departure. Read More »

US orders Russia to close more diplomatic offices in escalating dispute

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Donald Trump's attorney reached out to the Kremlin for assistance in building a Trump Tower in Moscow while the President was campaigning previous year, the media reported . He said that Trump signed a letter of intent with the company on October 28, 2015 and began to solicit designs from architects and discuss financing. Read More »

South Korea seeks to build more powerful missiles amid North threat

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In has previously urged limits on Seoul's missiles to be loosened in a conversation with Trump. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for more weapons launches targeting the Pacific Ocean to advance his country's ability to contain the USA territory of Guam, which is home to key U.S. Read More »

Nine new ministers take oath for Modi cabinet

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Kannanthanam came to be known as the Demolition Man after he demolished 14,310 illegal buildings on government land in Delhi, and reclaimed land worth more than ₹10,000 crore, while he was serving as the Commissioner of Delhi Development Authority. Read More »

Gas prices increase dramatically due to Hurricane Harvey

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A few gas stations in the Tennessee Valley are out of fuel directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey . Nearly one-third of the oil refineries in the USA south went offline when Harvey blew through Texas as a hurricane. The state average is up from $2.33 a week ago. AAA says this is the highest price CT has seen for gas all year. Refiner Motiva has warned customers along the route of the largest USA fuel pipeline to prepare for shortages after Harvey shut refineries and cut supply to ... Read More »

Temple vs. Notre Dame 2017

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The performance from the 2017 Notre Dame football team brings hope and optimism for the rest of the season. Notre Dame running back Tony Jones Jr . Defensively, coordinator Mike Elko frequently rotated players at all three levels, and his unit stymied the Temple run game, limiting the visitors to 85 rushing yards. Read More »

Korea's military warns of 'action' against N. Korea's nuke test

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The test was a "perfect success " and the final step in attaining a "state nuclear force", North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee said in a televised announcement Sunday. Earlier, the party's newspaper published photos of Kim examining what it said was a nuclear warhead being fitted onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. Read More »

UK, Japan urge Chinese pressure on North Korea

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The third showed a picture of the missile being launched against the backdrop of a world map. Either way, this latest missile launch should absolutely be taken seriously. Was it a warning shot, or a failed attack? The United States has agreed to help South Korea build up its missile capabilities and "reached an agreement in principle to revise the "missile guideline". Read More »

North Korea Claims New Long-Range Missile Can Carry a Hydrogen Bomb

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The meeting was called to discuss countermeasures following Pyongyang's test of what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded onto a ballistic missile with intercontinental capabilities, Xinhua news agency reported . The North followed its two tests of Hwasong-14 ICBMs by threatening in August to launch a salvo of its Hwasong-12 intermediate range missiles toward the U.S. Read More »

Japan Princess engaged to college love; wedding next year

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She also said her love is "a honest, strong-minded, hard worker, and he has a big heart". The couple maintained a long-distance relationship as Mako studied in Britain and Komuro in the US for one year. According to the Japan Times , Princess Mako will be registered as an ordinary citizen once married, receiving all the same rights ordinary citizens enjoy - including the right to vote. Read More »

Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker has died

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Known for radio hits like " Reelin' in the Years " and " Do it Again ", Steely Dan evolved through a rotating cast of members over the years, with Becker and partner Donald Fagen serving as the only consistent members. Following the band's split, Becker moved to Hawaii and quit drugs. However, album rockers lofted the 1974 collection " Pretzel Logic " to No. 8. Becker and Fagen ended up in New York City, where they joined the studio band for Jay and the Americans. Read More »

Trump administration wants to tie Harvey relief money to debt ceiling

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If Congress approves the relief but additional money is not borrowed, "we're not going to be able to get that money to the state". "The president and I believe that it should be tied to the Harvey funding". Mnuchin said the sanctions package being drafted for President Donald Trump's consideration will make clear that if countries want to do business with the USA, they will have to cut off North Korea economically. Read More »

China says Japan shouldn't slap North Korea with sanctions

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has articulated US preconditions for talks with North Korea as no more missile tests and an agenda focused on North Korean denuclearisation. North Korea offered no evidence for its latest claim, and Kim Dong-yub, a military expert at Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul , was sceptical. Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman Is India's New Defence Minister

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The Defence Ministry was with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley . "He wants to lay down some base line in terms of performance", says Harsh Pant at New Delhi's Observer Research Foundation. As a spokesperson of the main opposition party at that time, Sitharaman, with her clear command of issues and straight approach, came in the limelight soon. Read More »

DMK will not come to power through back door: MK Stalin

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Palaniswami's comments come in the midst of his bitter tussle with sidelined AIADMK ( Amma ) leader TTV Dhinakaran . The opposition parties in Tamil Nadu claimed that the government has been "reduced" to a minority with 21 MLAs owing allegiance to T.T.V. Read More »

Nice Labor Day weekend weather expected

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Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Friday: Mostly cloudy. High in the 70s. Saturday , the forecast calls for a mostly sunny day with highs in the low 70s. Monday should be sunny throughout the day with no precipitation expected. Sunday temperatures will a little warmer, with an expected high of 85 degrees. Read More »

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares

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The stock increased 2.81% or $0.31 on September 1, reaching $11.35. It has underperformed by 8.78% the S&P500. Orbis Investment Management (U.S.) Llc owns 361,524 shares or 11.2% of their USA portfolio. A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Jnba Advsrs accumulated 550 shares. 327,000 shares valued at $45.54M were sold by Sandberg Sheryl on Wednesday, March 15. Read More »

California braces for heat wave

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The weeklong heat wave has been generated by high pressure over the West, the National Weather Service said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a wildfire burning through mountains just north of downtown is the largest in city history. Read More »

North Korea announces sixth NUCLEAR test with hydrogen bomb

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Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently told Bloomberg News. North Korea said it conducted its sixth nuclear test Sunday, detonating what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb created to be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. Read More »

May set to agree on €55 billion Brexit bill, Sunday Times says

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He said that the EU's negotiator Michel Barnier and his team want to put pressure on the United Kingdom, which was the motive behind the press conference on Friday when Barnier said there had been no real progress made and that it needed clearer instructions on what the United Kingdom negotiators want. Read More »

Gas prices are still climbing, now up 24 cents since Harvey

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Colonial says: "We now estimate that we will be able to return to service from Houston Sunday, following an evaluation of our infrastructure and successful execution of our start-up plan". In Missouri, pump prices jumped 9 cents since Thursday, to $2.38 per gallon, up 25 cents in the past week. And in IN it is an increase from $2.38 last month and $2.26 past year. Read More »

United Kingdom minister: European Union commission criticism of Brexit talks was 'silly'

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The EU's Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier warned on Thursday that Britain's approach to Brexit was "nostalgic" and "unrealistic", his strongest criticism of London's stance at the talks so far. "They may not be legal ones, they may be moral or political ones", he said. "There are issues if you just walk away, it can be done but there are issues involved in it". Read More »

Hurricane Irma turns west toward Leeward Islands

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Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 miles per hour but it is expected to turn toward the west is by tonight, followed by a turn toward the west-southwest on Saturday. "At the absolute earliest, we could see the effects of Irma on Friday", Maze said. Hurricane Irma is continuing on its track toward the Lesser Antilles - a string of islands in the Caribbean that includes the U.S. Read More »

Sitharaman gets Defence, Goyal made Railways Minister

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The second defence minister after ex-PM Indira Gandhi , Sitharaman also credited her elevation to a cabinet rank minister to "cosmic grace" and support from party leadership. Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was elevated as minister of state with independent charge, apparently to fill the gap left after minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah resigned a year ago. Read More »

Houston mayor pushes United States government to quickly approve Harvey aid

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Following an inquiry from East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston , Texas , sent this reply regarding ways to support people during this time of crisis. The situation is reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when officials drew criticism for not ordering an evacuation sooner. On Friday, members of her church came over to remove the soggy debris. Read More »