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White House: Denuclearizing North Korea Is Top Priority


Pyongyang exploded a hydrogen bomb Sunday - its sixth and most powerful blast. The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea . Cutting off trade with China, not to mention the others, would devastate the USA economy and be incredibly hard to enforce. In an emergency meeting of the Security Council Monday, the United States, France and Britain as well as Japan were in favor of new sanctions, while ... Read More »

US Stock Futures Rattled by North Korea Tensions

Mario Draghi may give more clarity on paring back the European Central Bank's bond-buying program when he speaks after a rates decision on Thursday. Futures pared some losses after Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, an influential policymaker, said USA inflation is falling "well short" of target so the central bank should be cautious about raising interest rates any further until it is confident that prices are headed higher. Read More »

Brazil's former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged with corruption


Brazil's Prosecutor General has charged former Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with obstruction of justice. Lula faces four additional trials. Prosecutors on Tuesday accused two former Brazilian presidents of forming a criminal organization to extract vast sums in bribes. "It was a blood pact and a package of bribes that included payment for a property, an estate ranch and 300 million reais that gradually were made available according to a spreadsheet delivered ... Read More »

North Korea nuclear test 'caused landslides'


North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday in what it claimed was a detonation of a hydrogen bomb built for intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting the USA mainland. During a phone call, Mattis said the US' commitment to defend Japan, including its extended deterrence commitment, remains ironclad. Onodera said Mattis also expressed his intention to actively cooperate on the Japanese Self-Defense Forces' acquisition of the land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense ... Read More »

Another UP Train Derailment: 7 Coaches Of Shaktipunj Express Derail In Obra


Upon the information, Railway officials rushed to the spot and moved passengers from the affected coaches to different coaches of Shaktipunj Express . No casualities have been reported so far and all stranded passengers have been shifted to non-derailed coaches of the train. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu chose to move away from the post after the incident took place. Read More »

Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law


Reuters reports that on Tuesday evening, a three-member panel of the USA 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans voted 2-1 to put on hold a lower-court ruling striking down the law while it considers the law's constitutionality. This means the law can be implemented as the court considers the case. The civil rights groups, Democratic politicians and minority voters who challenged the voter ID law have several options. Read More »

CHP Officer Shoots Suspect Outside State Building In Downtown LA


A man was taken to a hospital after he ran onto the Interstate 10 Freeway in Fontana on the morning of September 6, according to the California Highway Patrol. The shooting was reported just after 6 a.m. and no officers were hurt, CHP Officer Kevin Tao told the Associated Press. The condition of the suspect was not immediately known. Read More »

Putin opposes military action against North Korea


The comments came during a news conference at an economic summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen . Relations between Moscow and Washington are also severely strained over Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election that put President Donald Trump in office. Read More »

Quickly strengthening Jose, Katia tropical storms upgraded to hurricanes


Jose could become a hurricane as soon as today. Hurricane Irma , one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century and a Category 5, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday and is on a collision course with Florida. Katia is now located about 185 miles east of Tampico, Mexico. At 11 p.m. ET, Jose was packing 50 miles per hour winds and was moving west at 14 miles per hour. Read More »

Member of the Manson Family Granted Parole in California


The Labianca murders, which Van Houten helped carry out, took place in Los Angeles the day after Tate and four others were killed in their home by followers of Manson. Van Houten was the youngest member of the Manson's so-called family. After Van Houten was tentatively granted parole, Tate's sister, Debra Tate, coordinated a petition with 140,000 signatures opposing her release. Read More »

Dennis Rodman does karaoke with Kim Jong

He obviously likes the Chicago Bulls, he asked me to come over and I said yes". Rodman also noted how he and Kim avoid the issue of politics. US President Donald Trump last month warned NKorea would be met with "Fire & Fury" if it continued to make threats. Read More »

May slams North Korea's 'reckless' nuclear test, calls for tougher action


Amid fears that the North Korean regime was planning a ballistic missile test similar to that conducted on July 4, the USA escalated its rhetoric and called upon the UN Security Council to completely isolate the so-called hermit kingdom from the outside world, including the severance of its fuel-trade channel with China . Read More »

Xi tells Trump China firm on Korean denuclearisation talks


DeTrani said the effect of severing China's oil supplies to North Korea would be disastrous - the crumbling of an already fragile North Korean economy followed by the implosion and destabilization of the regime. But after his "very warm and engaging" half an hour phone call with President Trump on Wednesday morning, Turnbull was asked by Today host Karl Stefanovic if he was confident Trump could handle crisis created by the North Korean regime. Read More »

Army Chief: India Must be Ready for War on 2 Fronts


According to reports from The Guardian , the Army Chief, speaking at a seminar, said that it is a myth to believe that nuclear-armed neighbors and democracies never go to war. "The western adversary taking advantage of the situation developing along the northern border is very much likely", he added. "But to say that they can deter war, they will not allow nations to go to war, in our context that may also not be true", Gen Rawat said at an event here. Read More »

Putin rejects cutting off oil to North Korea

On Monday, Nikki Haley , the US Ambassador to the United Nations , accused the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un of "begging for war" by launching a series of nuclear bomb and missile tests. Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense James Mattis threatened North Korea with a "massive military response", but he stopped short of threatening the country with a nuclear attack. Read More »

Schumer Vows to Include DREAM Act to Other Bills Until it Passes


After meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday morning, President Trump announced that he had cut a deal with the Democrats that would provide a first tranche of aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as keep the government funded and solvent past the end of the month. Read More »

If Congress Doesn't Act, 'I Will Revisit' DACA Issue


Hours after his attorney general announced the end of President Obama's deferred deportation program for 800,000 illegal aliens who grew up in the United States, President Donald Trump gave Congress an easy out. The decision has thousands of young adults in Maryland hanging in limbo, fearing they could lose their jobs or even be deported. "To have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest, we can not admit everyone who would like to come here", Attorney ... Read More »

UN Resolution Proposed by US Would Sanction Kim, Cut Oil Supplies

North Korea may have tested a thermonuclear device over the weekend, but the USA apparently has a secret weapon of its own - Dennis Rodman . The Trump administration has rejected the proposal by China and Russian Federation, saying military exercises are essential in the face of escalating North Korean tests and threats to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile near the USA territory of Guam. Read More »

Froome storms to time trial victory as he closes in on Vuelta


He picked up his second stage victory of this year's race, with only one of his rivals, Dutch Team Sunweb rider Wilco Kelderman, within 30 seconds of the four-time Tour victor. A thrilling finish then ensued, with Denifl going alone on a really gruelling final climb and Contador setting off in pursuit, much to the delight of the crowd scattered along the route. Read More »

Germany Says Putin Move On UN Peacekeepers In Ukraine A 'Step'


Russian Federation will ask the U.N. Security Council to send peacekeepers to patrol the front line in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, a development greeted by Germany as a new opportunity for detente. "To us, this is a line of contact , namely contact with the temporarily occupied.territories". This can not be just about the OSCE monitors' security. Read More »

Labour will end up backing second Brexit referendum, Lord Adonis claims


Mr Starmer said the negotiations had reached the point where the government's fantasy about Brexit was meeting brute reality. "Nobody has ever pretended this would be simple or easy", he said. "Too many promises have been made about Brexit which can't be kept". The EU says those negotiations can't start until sufficient progress has been made on three initial issues: how much money the United Kingdom will have to pay to leave the bloc; whether security checks and customs duties will be ... Read More »

SC reserves verdict on plea to criminalise sex in child marriage


The government's representative, Dr Donaghue, was also forced to respond to arguments that the use of the ABS was unlawful because the government was asking for an opinion, not a statistic. The payment can be lawfully made where there is an urgent need for spending and the situation was unforeseen. Same-sex marriage advocates who are taking the matter to the court argue the spending does not fit the category of either "urgent" or "unforeseen". Read More »

Robert E. Lee statue removed

A temporary restraining order was granted late Wednesday afternoon, halting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas' Turtle Creek neighborhood. Crowds were quick to arrive at Lee Park after the announcement was made. Cathedral officials say they have been debating ways to potentially keep the windows but "contextualize" their historical meaning. Read More »