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World needs China's help to deal with North Korea


The UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions in a watered-down resolution without an oil import ban or global asset freeze on the government and leader Kim Jong Un . New bans on textile exports and overseas workers sending hard currency back to Pyongyang would starve the regime of at least 1.3 billion dollars in annual revenues - an estimated 800 million and 500 million dollars respectively, Haley said. Read More »

Military action against Pyongyang not inevitable


The move by the U.S. also seeks to slap an oil embargo and textile exports ban on the pariah Asian country in response to Pyongyang's sixth and most powerful nuclear test . The North Korean regime has also been improving its rocket technology and wants to be able to reach the US. Trump added that the US military "has never been stronger", saying, "Each day, new equipment is delivered, new and attractive equipment, the best in the world, the best anywhere in the world, by far". Read More »

Rejected tiger cub finds new home


The other tiger cub, rejected by its mother. The cub, estimated to be about 2 months old, wound up at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. "We knew we had one, similar age". "We initially had, where they just had visual access and they could kind of see each other and smell each other, and vocalize at each other between the bars and not necessarily where they can get together", he said. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Downgraded To Tropical Storm Amid Severe Flooding


Petersburg area by Monday morning. Thousands of people who rode out the storm in the Keys remain there without water, power and communications. "This is your last chance to make a good decision", said Florida Gov. 8 p.m. Meteorologists say heavy rain squalls spawning tornadoes are hitting South Florida part of Hurricane Irma's leading edge. But the storm's unpredictability made even evacuation challenging. Read More »

Where will Amazon HQ2 be located?


Boston is getting consideration due to its proximity to Harvard and MIT, an airport with good connections to Seattle and Washington, D.C., and a low cost of living, according to Bloomberg's source. What's more, Austin is home to Whole Foods, recently acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion. Bloomberg reports that "several senior Inc. executives" are advocating for the company to choose Boston based on several factors, including Harvard University and MIT in Cambridge, and that ... Read More »

Brexit Talks Between UK, Brussels to Resume on September 25

The Midlands-North West MEP said the change would only come in when Brexit is completed, and there would be no difference in the number of MEPs to be elected in the 2019 European elections, however, a mechanism would be put in place to allow the additional MEPs to join later in the parliamentary term. Read More »

California Ranked 4th Happiest State in America


Hawaii came in third with the lowest share of adult depression at 11.7%, which is 2.3 times lower than in OR, which has the highest at 27% percent. The rankings are based on 28 metrics that include satisfaction with daily life, work environment, worries about money, rates of depression, volunteer rate and participation in sports. Read More »

McConnell: No new debt ceiling vote until "well into 2018"

Democrats said the agreement, which secured a three-month debt limit hike and government-funding deal, along with legislation to help communities hit by Hurricane Harvey, was a victory, because Republicans had wanted an 18-month debt limit extension to push it until after the 2018 midterm elections. Read More »

Hurricane Irma weakens, continues to lash Florida


FEMA chief Brock Long said some places won't have electricity for weeks. Shredded awning whips in tropical storm winds at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club as Hurricane Irma hits Fort Lauderdale. Rude said the National Weather Service has many had reports of downed power lines, trees and localized flooding. Cooper declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma last Wednesday . Read More »

Hurricane Jose Path Could Bring Storm To East Coast


Calling it an "odd forecast track", the National Hurricane Center said that Jose should make a small clockwise loop over the open waters of the Atlantic for the next three days. Monica Cortez, of NC9 Today , said while Hurricane Jose was "not expected to hit Florida", meteorologists were keeping a "very close eye" on the storm. Read More »

Irma Weakens to Tropical Depression - National Hurricane Center


Forecasters say storm surge could begin as early as Sunday evening and will be at its peak Monday morning. "It is time to take this storm seriously". Flying objects such as coconuts turned into unsafe projectiles. Residents shared on social media images of two separate cranes collapsing. One swung vigorously over downtown Miami . Read More »

North Korea lashes out over 'vicious' United Nations sanctions


Observers have said Beijing might agree to just a partial, or temporary, oil exports ban . According to Chinese customs data, North Korea imports almost 2.2 million barrels a year in petroleum products, but some US officials believe the true number is much higher: about 4.5 million barrels. Read More »

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated in false alarm


A spokesman with the Mossos d'Esquadra regional police said several streets were cordoned off to allow police work in the area. The announcement was made at around 20:30 hours local time after the Mossos evacuated the emblematic symbol of Barcelona and also closed its metro station. Read More »

Seattle mayor resigns after fifth sex abuse claim


Dyer accuses the Murray of using his "position of power" to attack the men accusing him of abuse. In the declaration, Dyer said his grandmother is the sister of Murray's mother. Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez called for Murray to resign in July. Dyer says he's also willing to testify in impeachment proceedings against Murray, if they happen. Read More »

Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban


The 9th Circuit had cleared the way for as many as 24,000 refugees to be exempt from the ban and come to this country as long as one of several non-profit groups had given a "formal assurance" they were prepared to receive them. The Ninth Circuit also rejected the government's argument that allowing 24,000 refugees with formal assurances to enter would defeat the goal of the Supreme Court's stay decision, noting that there were another 175,000 refugees now in processing who would still be ... Read More »

On Rohingya Muslims, UN can't force India not to deport them


At least 313,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh since August 25, when insurgents of the Muslim minority attacked police posts, prompting Myanmar's military to retaliate with "clearance operations" to root out the rebels. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has termed violence against Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar as ethnic cleansing and crime against humanity and demanded cessation of violence and accountability. Read More »

DOJ won't bring federal charges against officers in Freddie Gray case


Nero, Officer Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William G. Porter, Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White (bottom L-R), are pictured in these undated booking photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department. She said said the settlement "should not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence of the officers facing trial". Nero and Miller could be suspended for five days without pay. Read More »

White House: DOJ should 'look at' prosecuting Comey

In an interview with CBS's " 60 Minutes " on Sunday, Stephen Bannon , Trump's former chief strategist, said Comey's firing was the biggest mistake "in modern political history ". Trump has also alleged Comey broke the law by admitting to leaking personal memos to a law professor friend at Columbia University, who then sent them to The New York Times . Read More »

Reverse Storm Surge: How Hurricane Irma Sucked Water Out of Tampa Bay


The eye of the storm is now over the Florida Keys, and is starting to move away, according to National Hurricane Centre . Warnings of risky storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsular Florida, where more than six million people had been ordered to flee Irma in one of the biggest evacuations in USA history. Read More »

North Korea rejects UN sanctions, says US will suffer


The textile export ban alone would cost North Korea about $726 million a year, the USA said . A complete ban on countries selling oil to North Korea has been replaced with a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids. Additionally, the new measures will prevent overseas workers from earning wages that finance the North Korean regime - over $500 million each year - in addition to cutting off foreign investments, technology transfers and other economic cooperation, according to a statement ... Read More »

Was your T-shirt made in North Korea?


The newspaper said a "dedicated ferry line" was launched between Russia's Far East and North Korea to accommodate heavy traffic. "Oil is the lifeblood of North Korea's effort to build and deliver a nuclear weapon". "Russia is now a player in this realm", said Anthony Ruggiero, now a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Washington think tank. "These new sanctions send a loud and clear message to North Korea that its behaviour will not be tolerated by the global community and ... Read More »

LGBTQ rights icon Edie Windsor passes away at age 88


Edie Windsor , who was the lead plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court case that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, has died. OUT100's Edith Windsor has passed away today at the age of 88. While everyone else went out dancing, she waited up all night for Spyer to arrive-she finally showed up the next afternoon. Read More »