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A War With North Korea Could Send Oil Prices Skyrocketing

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The State Department made that demand after Moscow ordered the United States to cut its diplomatic personnel in Russian Federation to 455 by September 1, which Putin said meant cutting 755 personnel, in retaliation for a new US law that strengthened USA sanctions against Russian Federation. Read More »

Putin condemns North Korea's nuclear test, calls for talks

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The call comes as the U.N. Security Council is holding its second emergency meeting in a week about North Korea after the country said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground Sunday. Typically, China and Russian Federation only view a test of a long-range missile or a nuclear weapon as a trigger for further possible United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Bannon Doesn't Hold Back: 'Globalist' Gary Should Resign

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But, Bannon said that "Neo-Nazis and Neo-Confederates and the Klan" are "absolutely bad", even though Trump, in his remarks, was seen as equivocating the behavior of far-right groups and progressive groups that came to counter-protest in Charlottesville. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey: Trump to donate $1m "personal money" to Victims

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Despite controversy throughout his presidential campaign over Trump's history of charitable giving, Sanders said Tuesday that he would be making the donation to those in the region affected by Harvey with pride. "We'll congratulate each other when it's all finished". FEMA is in charge of coordinating the US government's response to things like hurricanes and floods, and the SBA can extend loans to help companies rebuild and recover. Read More »

Military hysteria over N.Korea could lead to catastrophe: Putin

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Security Council meeting Monday that the United States wants a new U.N. resolution with tougher sanctions adopted by September 11. Although China's ambassador to the UN, Liu Jieyi, called on North Korea to "cease taking actions that might further escalate tensions", he also criticised the USA for pressing ahead with a new missile defence system in South Korea. Read More »

Pope Francis begins Colombia visit

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President Juan Manuel Santos , who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his reconciliation efforts, told Italy's Il Messaggero newspaper that the visit would "motivate [Colombians] to continue on the path of reconciliation". "Ending the war is worthless if we still see each other as enemies". The Holy Father mobbed by well-wishers in Colombia on Wednesday (September 6). Read More »

South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin inspects the navy corvette Sovershenny during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 6, 2017. They had spoken over the phone six times as of Monday, the day after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test. South Korean government officials explained that Moon also highlighted the worsening situation on the Korean Peninsula and added, "It is important to prevent the situation from going out of control". Read More »

Birmingham Gets Nod As England's Commonwealth Games Bid Ahead of Liverpool

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Birmingham's proposals draw extensively on existing venues, while Liverpool's bid required more temporary and new facilities, with athletics staged on a temporary track in Everton's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. The 2018 Games will be held on Australia's Gold Coast. "We are extremely proud of the work we put in to building a plan for what would have been an exciting and transformational games and a powerful example of the potential of the Northern Powerhouse". Read More »

Wildfires Merge Near Portland, Oregon

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Officials from the Oregon Fire Marshal's Office, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office give early morning updates on the Eagle Creek Fire on Tuesday, Sept. Gallagher said he was trying to stay out of the way, but wanted to volunteer and somehow help the relief efforts. Smoke from the wildfires drifted west on Tuesday, degrading air quality throughout Camas and Washougal, and dropping ash in many areas throughout the Portland/Vancouver metro ... Read More »

Trillanes should support Paolo's links to drug triad - Palace

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Committee Chairman Richard Gordon cautioned Trillanes against hurling accusations against their resource persons. "Me and my brother-in-law have been publicly crucified based on rumors and gossips", he said. The two also arranged the supposed meeting between him and Abellera. Senator Antonio Trillanes, a staunch critic of the president, displayed to the Senate panel photographs of Paolo Duterte beside a businessman who was behind the shipment in which the alleged drugs were found. Read More »

Mourinho takes serious shots at Arsenal boss Wenger

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No minutes, one place on the bench. "He played because Jones and Bailly were both suspended". Under-23s coach Ricky Sbragia will be keeping close tabs on the loanees as part of his role and is ensuring they are all settling into their new environments. Read More »

North Korea is the greatest test of the Trump presidency

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He said the United Nations should take "necessary measures", but added that sanctions and pressure should spur dialogue and negotiation between the sides toward the goal of a peaceful solution on the Korean Peninsula. China and Russian Federation have advocated a " freeze for freeze " plan, where the United States and South Korea stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programmes, but neither side is willing to budge. Read More »

Bannon Rips Catholic Church, Says Bishops Want 'Unlimited Illegal Immigration'

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Bannon, who is Catholic, accused the church of wanting a steady flow of illegal immigrants coming into the country to fill its church pews and make money. "The bishops have been awful about this". Bannon replied that while he respected the bishops in matters of doctrine, he considered them similar to ordinary men when pontificating about immigration policy. Read More »

United Nations should take necessary measures on North Korea: China

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At the same time, North Korea has been firing off missiles of varying ranges frequently. Instead, China and Russian Federation have proposed a "freeze-for-freeze" agreement: North Korea's Kim Jong-un would end his country's nuclear and missile programs, and the USA and South Korea would end their yearly military drills. Read More »

North Korea Threat: What Options Does the US Have?

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North Korea's testing of what it said was a hydrogen bomb that observers estimated to yield 10 times the explosive power of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima has escalated the threat and gravity of potential nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula, but there could actually be a worse outcome yet. Read More »

Top US business group in SKorea backs FTA, warns over pull-out

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Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping committed on a phone call on Wednesday to "take further action with the goal of achieving the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", the White House said . The US President's threat on Sunday came after North Korea's official media has announced that the country had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb capable of being carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Xinhua news agency reported . Read More »

Korean Peninsula situation could become unpredictable -S. Korea

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President Moon Jae-in is turning to tougher military and economic actions to pressure Pyongyang to end its nuclear brinkmanship. Australia is a staunch U.S. "We estimate this was far bigger than previous nuclear tests". The deployment follows a spate of recent North Korean ballistic missile and nuclear tests, and increasingly heated rhetoric between Kim and US President Donald Trump. Read More »

China supports UN action on North Korea, also pushes for dialogue

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Senator Payne again stressed China must do more and said Australia wanted the UN Security Council to consider further strong measures. That test, along with a series of missile launches, showed Pyongyang was close to achieving its goal of developing a powerful nuclear weapon that could reach the United States. Read More »

Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea

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It's "very naive " to ask whether he's disappointed in the US leader because "he's not my bride, and I'm also not his bride or groom", Putin told a news conference at the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China , on Tuesday. President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Monday amid intensifying tensions with North Korea. South Korea's defense ministry, which warned on Monday that North Korea was ready to launch an ICBM at any time, said it was not able to ... Read More »

Merkel, Abe agree sanctions against North Korea should be stepped up

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as a "flagrant violation" of global conventions, but also said there can only be a "diplomatic and peaceful solution" of the crisis. Putin said Tuesday that parity in the number of diplomats allowed in each country is in dispute, noting that 155 of 455 Russian diplomats working in the US were assigned to duties at the United Nations. Read More »

Fairfax firefighters, just back from Harvey, get ready to help with Irma

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Tuesday. Officials in the island chain south of the Florida mainland are expected to announce evacuations as Hurricane Irma moves west through the Caribbean toward the state. The firefighters deployed to San Juan include search and rescue and hazardous materials specialists. The remainder of Task Force One will continue to be on standby. Read More »

HTT reaches agreement with Indian government to build Hyperloop system

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According to the sources, the public private partnership (PPP) project will cost between Rs 1,300-1,600 crore ($200-250 million) and create over 2,500 jobs. "Hyperloop is a cutting-edge technological disruption in the transportation industry", said Krishna Kishore , Chief Executive Officer, APEDB. The company, with more than 800 members, is working to bring the ultra-high speed transport system in other regions including Abu Dhabi, France, Indonesia , South Korea , California, etc. Read More »