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BRICS summit: Putin says Trump is 'not my bride'

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Russia's Foreign Ministry issued the "suggestion" to bring the number of US diplomatic staff to the same level as Russian diplomats in the USA, after Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill tightening sanctions on Russia over allegations of election interference. Read More »

Putin Calls Trump An Undesirable Woman

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The diplomatic duel between Russian Federation and the USA further escalates eliminating any hope for rapprochement between Moscow and Washington. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (5 September) said US President Donald Trump is "not my bride", and Twitter couldn't stop laughing. Read More »

South Korea expects North to launch ICBM on Saturday, prime minister says

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A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers that can fire up to 48 interceptor missiles, but only two launchers been operational at the site, on a former golf course. China and Russian Federation have repeatedly opposed the project, saying that it is a way for the U.S.to further establish its military presence in the broader region, and will only escalate tensions into unsafe territory. Read More »

Additional THAAD launchers to be deployed Thursday: villagers

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South Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to "launch another Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on September 9". The rollout was "temporarily" completed Thursday, a spokesman for South Korea's Defence Ministry said, adding it was necessary to counter increased threats from North Korea. Read More »

USFK adds 4 launchers to THAAD as protesters clash with police

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated China's opposition to the system, saying it could only "severely damage" regional security and raise "tensions and antagonism". Both Putin and Chinese president Xi Jingping have called for negotiation with Pyongyang. "Obviously, great attention was paid to the crisis situation on the Korean peninsula ...we decisively condemned the launch of North Korea's medium-range ballistic missile which flew over Japan's territory on August 28, as ... Read More »

JNU polls: Left Unity leads in top four seats

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Asserting JNU has become more democratic, General Secretary Duggirala said, "We promise to reach out to students everyday and counter the aggressive policies of ABVP". However, some feel that the "national vs anti-national" debate that erupted after the arrest of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar polarised the campus between Left and ABVP, and the NSUI failed to present an alternative narrative. Read More »

Putin hints at next move in U.S. diplomatic face-off

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South Korea braced for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary on Saturday, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. Read More »

Irma blamed for 3 deaths in Florida

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Two law enforcement officers in Florida died in a head-on crash Sunday morning. Information from the Associated Press was used in this report . WPTV reported . "We're all very saddened", Lanier said. Sergeant Joe Ossman was reporting to work at the Hardee Correctional Institute, the Florida Department of Corrections said . Read More »

University Of California System Sues Feds Over Plan To End DACA

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UC President Janet Napolitano is especially knowledgeable regarding DACA , because as Obama's Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security between 2009 to 2013, she issued the memorandum , "Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children", to stop up to 2 million deportations of those brought illegally to the U.S.as children. Read More »

Australians warned as North Korea threat looms

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That is also the reason China is reluctant to exert its considerable economic clout, anxious that measures as drastic as the energy embargo proposed this week by Washington could lead to the North's collapse. More confident that his nuclear weapons will protect him against retaliation, he will conduct increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and possibly military strikes against isolated South Korean targets (the way he sank a South Korean corvette in 2010). Read More »

Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Irma

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On Thursday, an extra 27,000 vehicles were on the state's roads. During his news conference on Thursday, McMaster laid out the state's plans if he decides to activate a mandatory evacuation along the coast of sc. Almost 100,000 extra vehicles have traveled on SC interstates over the past two days. The latest National Hurricane Center forecast has the center of Irma moving well west of SC, but the western part of the state is still in the forecast cone. Read More »

Hurricane Irma sucks water from beaches in Bahamas

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On Saturday afternoon, a Twitter user shared a video of the ocean on Long Island in the Bahamas. However, weather experts analyzing the scene put the blame on Hurricane Irma , which had just left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean and was about to land in Florida. Read More »

All Five Living Ex-Presidents Team Up To Help Hurricane Victims

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Every cent donated through the One America Appeal will help the victims recover. President Barack Obama asked Clinton and George W. Bush to lead an effort to help Haiti after an natural disaster in 2010. Harvey closed one-fifth of the US refining capacity - crimping gasoline supplies, raising fuel prices, and reducing demand for crude oil. Is is estimated to have inflicted up to $180 billion worth of damage to more than 200,000 homes over a 300-mile path of destruction according to the ... Read More »

China agrees United Nations action to end North Korea crisis

But he said he believed North Korea's leadership feared any freeze of its nuclear programme would be followed by what amounted to "an invitation to the cemetery". South Korea has been seeking to obtain more powerful missiles for a so-called "kill chain" pre-emptive strike capability to cope with North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat. Read More »

Putin says North Korea crisis may be 'impossible' to solve

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The agreement, last amended in 2012, was in the process of being changed in the wake of a series of missile tests by North Korea this year after Moon took office in May, including two intercontinental ballistic missile launches. "The US will receive more "gift packages" .as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK". Japan upgraded its assessment of the hydrogen bomb test to 160 kilotons from 120 kilotons after the size of the quake it ... Read More »

Hillary Clinton, in interview, reflects on 'very painful' loss

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What did you think of Jane Pauley's 1-on-1 with Hillary Clinton? "Millions of white people", Clinton confirmed. "Millions of white people, yeah". "I think the most important of the mistakes I made was using personal email", Clinton said. "You can blame the data, blame the message, blame anything you want - but I was the candidate", she writes. Read More »

US Seeks UN Oil Embargo Against North Korea

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The draft was circulated among Security Council members on Wednesday. China's top diplomat said Thursday he agrees additional sanctions need to be imposed on North Korea , following the country's sixth nuclear test Sunday. Among the US options to strengthen its deterrent is the long-planned modernization of America's aging nuclear forces that would assure that North Korea would be destroyed if it fired a nuclear-tipped missile at the United States , a USA military base , Japan, or ... Read More »

Latest on Hurricane Irma: Expected impacts in Tennessee Valley

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While Hurricane Irma is causing a lot of worry in the Caribbean and Florida, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Duluth are also eyeing the storm. Omitt said the balloons rise to around 120,000 feet before they pop and head back to the ground. Each weather prediction model is anticipating a slightly different path, she said. Read More »

Churches Aiding Harvey Victims 'Should Be Entitled To Reimbursement'

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Senate voted 80-17 to approve a measure to more than double funding to $15.25 billion to FEMA and for local block grants to handle natural disasters. The meteorologist said Irma got to its size because the environment was just right. He told HuffPost that conditions do not get more favorable for hurricanes than they've been for Irma, with warm water temperatures, weak wind shear and other factors. Read More »

Richard Branson Rode Out Hurricane Irma in a Wine Cellar

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Before they hit, Branson also noted that "man-made climate change" was a "key factor" in hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It is believed to have destroyed almost all buildings on the island of Barbuda, and caused serious damage on the island of St Martin . Read More »

Right-wing forces may be behind Lankesh's murder: Goa Congress chief

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Jeevaraj, on Gauri Lankesh's murder , while addressing party workers at Koppa elicited a strong response from various quarters on Thursday. Nikhil Dadhich, a garment manufacturer by his Twitter profile posted a tweet shortly after the Lankesh's murder, saying: "Ek kutiya kutte ki maut kya mari, saare pille ek sur mein bilbila rahe hain". Read More »