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Polls: Trump Approval Rises After Disaster Response

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Immediately after Charlottesville, 35 percent of independent voters approved of Trump, and 58 percent disapproved. Sixty-six percent of those polled said they disapprove of the way Trump uses Twitter to communicate with the American people, the highest disapproval rating of any specific issue in the poll , while just 23 percent said they approve of it. Read More »

UN Envoy Slams North Korea's 'Reckless' Behavior

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told CNN this weekend she's comfortable handing over the situation to Defense Secretary James Mattis and the Pentagon. China has urged the United States to refrain from making threats to North Korea. "None of us want that". He said the United States' strategy has been "a peaceful pressure campaign" that is "enabled by the four no's ". Read More »

Spicer defends Emmy appearance, says critics should lighten up

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Since Spicer resigned as White House Press Secretary over the summer, his representatives have been holding individual conversations him joining one of the five big TV networks; CBS News, CNN , Fox News , ABC News and NBC News . Many in Hollywood and on social media alleged Spicer's awards show appearance normalized the deceit he peddled as the mouthpiece of the White House. Read More »

India's reputation of peace and harmony being challenged: Rahul

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What has happened to the harmony in India? "Across the world, populism and intolerance were on the rise and the world was wondering if India has the answers for bringing about peace", he said. I want to invite you to work with Congress to discuss vision for going forward. "Millions of jobs can be created in agriculture and food", he said. Read More »

A North Korean Defector Describes Life Under Kim Jong

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She had a life of privilege before fleeing the country , thanks to her father Colonel Wui Yeon Lim, Korean People's Army. The Sun reports Hee Yeon Lim , 26, the daughter of a high-ranking soldier from Pyongyang, fled to South Korea a year ago and has told of the horrors she witnessed while part of the secretive Kim regime's inner circle. Read More »

Irish PM set to meet Guy Verhofstadt in Dublin

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He said the border had created "chaos, created hate, created violence". Speaking yesterday, Mr Verhofstadt said that the United Kingdom is engaged in an "internal battle" over its Brexit position. Speaking to Irish politicians, the Brexit co-ordinator for MEPs attacked him criticising pro-Europeans in the United Kingdom for having split allegiances. Read More »

China's Central Bank Tells Banks To Stop Doing Business With North Korea

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He said he wanted North Korea to attend next year's Winter Olympics to be hosted by South Korea . Another critic of the South Korean initiative, Larry Niksch, a Korea expert formerly with the U.S. "Food and essential medicines and equipment to treat young children are in short supply". It is the first humanitarian assistance by Seoul under the Moon Jae-in administration, which took office in May. Read More »

Egypt's Sisi meets Israel PM at United Nations for first public talks

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Monday's meeting, which follows mediation in Cairo between Palestinian arch-rivals Fatah and Hamas, reflects Egypt's will to return to the forefront of the Middle East diplomatic scene. The Egyptian leader made a similar appeal to Israelis, saying that decades of Israeli-Egyptian peace could be expanded to the Palestinians to "overcome the barrier of hatred forever". Read More »

Tony Abbott Assaulted By Same-Sex Marriage Supporter In Hobart

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Mr Abbott added that although he wasn't badly hurt, the incident is a "reminder of ugly this (same sex marriage) debate is getting". "The only damage was a very, very slightly swollen lip", he said. "Marriage equality is about respect and dignity for every Australian". There are reports a same-sex marriage supporter headbutted Mr Abbott . During the campaign Mr Abbott has become a prominent voice against equality. Read More »

Pyongyang minister calls Trump a 'dog'

Clinton referred the message presented by Trump as "dark" and "dangerous", she said that Trump should approach the tension with diplomacy with North Korea. Though Trump's speeches typically employ colorful rhetoric, threatening another country with destruction was unprecedented for a US President and took diplomats aback. Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte says he would 'kill son' for drug trafficking

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In signing a proclamation declaring Sept.21 as "National Day of Protest", Duterte pointed out that the Marcos dictatorship should be remembered for its failures especially in upholding the human rights of Filipinos. Numerous personalities and institutions in this camp are also identified with the bloodless "People Power" revolution that ended Marcos' 20-year rule in 1986. Read More »

Japan Deploys Missiles on Island After North Korea Launch

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson noted the U.S. could do more to weaken North Korea's economy and called upon China and Russian Federation to put pressure on Pyongyang. "So what we have to do is call on all nations, call on everyone to do everything we can to address this global problem short of war". Pyongyang threatened to "sink" Japan into the sea and claimed it wanted military "equilibrium" with the United States. Read More »

Toomey, Corker Announce 'a Path Forward on Tax Reform'

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Corker, a self-described deficit hawk, said he will still insist that any eventual tax bill pay for its cuts through economic growth, as determined by valid economic modeling. They called it "a path forward on tax reform" that would allow for tax cuts over 10 years. Trump said then he wanted a deal, and he has taken the first real step toward making that happen. Read More »

China reiterates calls for South Korea to remove THAAD

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British Prime Minister said that despite the adoption of the toughest United Nations sanctions yet on September 11, North Korea continues to defy the global community and threaten its neighbors. 'It is very important that North Korea understands that if it attacks the U.S. or its allies. the United States will respond and respond in a way that would end the North Korean regime '. Read More »

[Star Tribune] Trump makes bold, bipartisan move to protect young immigrants

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At one point, the group called Pelosi a liar . That was the protesters' message Monday: Holding signs reading "Fight 4 All 11 Million" and "Democrats Are Deporters", they chanted " All of us or none of us ", seemingly demanding that Democrats fight to protect all undocumented immigrants from deportation, rather than just those eligible for DACA . Read More »

China to provide aid for Rakhine state

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However, the Rohingya crisis was not discussed as Myanmar objected to the proposal, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, chairman of the AIPA joint communiqué committee, said in a press conference. The news has resulted in global action. Pence also spoke about how the violence in Myanmar is a ideal example of the kind of problem the United Nations should help solve. Read More »

Hurricane Maria knocks out power across Puerto Rico

Croix, my prayer is for renewed strength and resolve to rebuild all of our islands in the wake of these two awful storms. National Hurricane Center forecaster say Maria will likely bring "life threatening flooding" from rain and storm surge. Read More »

Journalist hacked to death while covering protest in India's northeast

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A police official said in a statement, "Police resorted to lathi-charge and dispersed the mob in Mandai as they assembled there violating the prohibitory orders". We demand that the State Government should give adequate compensation to the family of the young journalist whose life was sniffed out in the line of duty. Read More »

Former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane quits Congress

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There have been speculations for quite some time that Rane may join the ruling BJP. He said he would start his Maharashtra tour from 22 September from Nagpur and show Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan "who the people in Maharashtra supported even though Chavan was president". Read More »

Raj Thackeray joins Facebook to revive his political career?

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At a time when tech-savvy politicians, cutting across party lines, are interacting with voters on social media, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS ) chief Raj Thackeray seems to have realised the power of virtual world pretty late. On the other hand, there have been talks about the government working on bringing back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India. "But the fact is, Dawood himself wants to come back again", he added. Read More »

Le Pen's right-hand man Florian Philippot quits France's National Front

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But amid the fallout from the party's poorer-than-predicted showing at recent elections, on Wednesday Ms Le Pen stripped him of his key brief for strategy and communication. Philippot, who up until recently had been one of Le Pen's longstanding and closest allies, told France 2 radio on Thursday morning that he was quitting the party. Read More »