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North Korea does not show"interest" for a dialogue with the United States

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Trump hasn't said whether he's also instructed Tillerson to stop negotiations with North Korea . "Whether through diplomacy or force is up to the regime @StateDept". Those contacts, however, have failed to reduce the deep mistrust between the adversaries. On Sunday, Trump returned to Kim and his pursuit of a nuclear arsenal, despite more USA and global economic sanctions that reportedly are having a severe impact on the rogue nation's economy. Read More »

Navy jet believed to have crashed in Tennessee

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Check back for updates. The status of the instructor and student on board the aircraft is unknown at this time. The base in MS had a jet training in the area around Tellico Plains and it has not returned to the air station. The Monroe County EMA director said that operations are being suspended overnight, but security will be on scene. The Navy grounded all 197 training jets indefinitely in April, following an exclusive Fox News report that pilots were refusing to fly the T-45s. Read More »

Israel Backing Kurdish Independence 'to Create New Conflicts, Destabilization'

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Iraq's central government and other regional and worldwide powers - including the United States - strongly opposed the vote, over fears that it could destabilize the region and affect the fight against ISIS militants. However, Baghdad has condemned the vote, saying that it was illegal and unconstitutional. Iraq , on Monday, authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an worldwide flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa. Read More »

Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

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Peter said this has now become a massive operation to evacuate over 10000 people to four different islands using ships, canoes and aircraft. Vanuatu ordered the full evacuation of the island after the nation's largest volcano , known as Manaro Voui, began emitting volcanic gas last weekend. Read More »

Vettel fumes over freaky post-race crash

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Before the race Kimi Raikkonen was a strong favourite to challenge for victory, but he didn't get to turn a single lap in anger as his auto developed a problem on the grid and he was out before the race had even started. Until of course an out of control Lance Stroll crashed into Vettel Ferrari nearly entirely removing the left rear of the auto. "That's impossible", a stunned Vettel said. Read More »

Trump proposes his tax reform plan

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Next year 12% of filers would have to pay about $1,800 more on average under the provisions of the framework , the Tax Policy Center estimates. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated the tax framework represents a net tax-cut of $2.2 trillion over a decade. Read More »

President Trump: Rex Tillerson is 'wasting his time' with North Korea negotiations

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Trump's tweets undermining his secretary of state follow his attacks Saturday on San Juan's mayor over the Puerto Rico hurricane crisis and come a day after Tillerson said the USA had direct lines of communication with North Korea and that he was trying to "calm things down" following months of escalating rhetoric over Pyongyang's continued nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests. Read More »

San Juan mayor in hurricane spotlight after Trump tweets

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Miranda fought back with, "She has been working 24/7". "Such poor leadership by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico who are not able to get their workers to help", said Trump, who is slated to visit the island on Tuesday. Like most Americans of Puerto Rican descent, the past week - following the devastating destruction brought by Hurricane Maria - has been an emotional roller coaster for me and my family. Read More »

Accountability court postpones Nawaz Sharif's indictment till Oct 9

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Earlier, in the day Nawaz Sharif showed up in the accountability court where he was scheduled to be indicted. The supreme court had disqualified Sharif on 28 July in the Panama Papers case and ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file corruption and money laundering charges against the Sharif family and finance minister Ishaq Dar. Read More »

Austrian face veil ban comes into force under new 'integration' policy

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In fact, anyone who defies the law has her face covering removed forcibly, as happened with at least one woman in the town of Zell am See. The BBC estimates as few as 150 women in the entire country wear a full burka , and reports that Austrian tourism officials fear the ban will deter visitors from the Gulf. Read More »

Puerto Rico disaster response mired in gridlock

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Baker said MA stands "ready and willing to offer additional support to Puerto Rico with personnel and equipment as requested and is preparing to welcome disaster survivors seeking temporary or permanent residence in MA". About 10,000 containers are sitting in the port of San Juan because of what she calls a "jurisdictional situation". The Trump administration has already doled out $40 million in emergency funding to help with road and bridge repairs. Read More »

Elon Musk proposes travel using SpaceX rockets here on Earth

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The top portion of this vehicle, still being referred to by Musk as the "BFR" (or "big f*cking rocket") will essentially be as if the current Dragon and Falcon 9 upper stage were combined, albeit quite a bit larger. Mr. Musk said his Falcon 9 spacecraft had landed safely 16 times in a row on a single engine, but the BFR would have multiple engines, giving it redundancy in case something went wrong. Read More »

China Implements Sanctions and US Notes Changing Policy

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The sanctions spare, on a case by case basis, entities involved in non-commercial activities or public utility infrastructure projects that do not generate profits. China's Ministry of Commerce and its General Administration of Customs announced on February 18 it had suspended all imports of North Korean coal for the rest of the year, following a cap set by the Security Council in November last year. Read More »

Reports of 'active shooter' on Las Vegas Strip

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They were firing from somewhere high and they were unloading clip after clip after clip. Videos have emerged on social media of people fleeing from the scene. Police are attempting to clear the area. Metro Police indicate the area should be avoided. "Las Vegas (Boulevard) is shut down at Tropicana, southbound past Russell (Road) at this time". Read More »

Puerto Ricans fire back at Trump for critical tweets

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All are struggling with the overwhelming devastation of Hurricane Maria , which began tearing across the island early in the morning of September 20 as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 miles per hour. On Friday, Carmen Yulin Cruz criticized Trump's administration and begged for more help, a plea that received widespread television coverage in the mainland United States. Read More »

Michael Che Calls Trump 'Cracker on 'SNL' ... Racist?

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There is no unity, at least on twitter , about the giant relief effort to help millions of victims in storm ravaged Puerto Rico . "Someone will say , 'Right this way, sir.' They'll clear a path". Meanwhile water and food rations are improving, and telecommunications have been restored to about 30 per cent of the island. "When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story ", Cruz told broadcaster CNN on Friday. Read More »

Everything you need to know about the Catalan referendum

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They said police also fired rubber bullets, with one man showing AFP a leg injury he suffered. Some people could be seen dragged away by officers wearing helmets and carrying batons; others were injured and were carried out of schools in stretchers. Read More »

Trump Keeps Praising Response to Puerto Rico Crisis, Blasts "Politically Motivated Ingrates"

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US President Donald Trump blamed Puerto Ricans on Saturday for failing to do enough to dig out from damage caused by Hurricane Maria , saying criticism levelled at his government for the slow response was driven by politics. "Dammit, this is not a good-news story". Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who challenged Trump for the GOP presidential nomination previous year, said "when people are in the middle of the disaster, you don't start trying to criticize them". Read More »

Closed Puerto Rico factories are the sole source of some critical drugs

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Puerto Ricans reacted harshly on Saturday to President Trump's tweets that leaders of the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort". Trump did hold a meeting at his golf club that Friday with half a dozen Cabinet officials - including acting Homeland Security secretary Elaine Duke, who oversees disaster response - but the gathering was to discuss his new travel ban, not the hurricane. Read More »

Trump attacks 'poor leadership' after San Juan mayor begs for help

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He also said that Puerto Rico "is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water". It's USA imperialism's colonial exploitation of Puerto Rico that turned hurricanes Irma and Maria into a deep social crisis. Rather than send a tweet urging patience (or maybe not tweeting at all!), Trump decided the best course of action was to go after Yulin Cruz and "others in Puerto Rico" for their allegedly poor job in dealing with Hurricane Maria . Read More »

Donald Trump stirs tempest before island visit

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ET. President Trump on Sunday scoffed at "politically motivated ingrates" who had questioned his administration's commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico after a pulverizing hurricane. He continued: "We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this awful disaster". Read More »

United States in direct communication with North Korea - Rex Tillerson

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While Tillerson affirmed that the USA would not recognize North Korea as a nuclear power, he also said the Trump administration had no intention of trying to oust Kim. "We have lines of communication to Pyongyang". Gabriel also urged the USA to have dialogue with Iran over a nuclear accord which Trump appears on the verge of scrapping, adding that such a move "would undermine the credibility of the offer to North Korea". Read More »

Trial starts Monday for pair accused of murdering Kim Jong-un's brother

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The two women, who face death penalty if convicted, have claimed that they were tricked by North Korean agents into smearing Kim Jong-nam's face with the toxic agent. The prosecution said that experts will be called upon to prove that the deadly VX poison was the cause of the half-brother's death. A second lawyer for the Vietnamese woman, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, told CNN he expects the prosecution case to last until November, while the defense will start in the new year. Read More »