Russians blame Trump's consulate closures on ... Obama

To justify the expulsions, the Obama administration blamed Russian Federation for allegedly interfering in the U.S. presidential election which saw Republican candidate Donald Trump become president. The measures target Russia's defense, intellig... More..

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UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile launch

However, economic and trade restrictions imposed by China on Pyongyang could have an effect if actually strictly enforced, which remains questionable. Such threats are simply pointless and without value. Kim ...More..

Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea

The two leaders spoke in a phone call Friday. His statement came just hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that "talking is not the answer". The U.S. has military treaties with both Japan and South K...More..

by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Japan, UK to hike pace of sanctions against N. Korea

Theresa May has insisted she intends to "get on with the job" of being Prime Minister at a "really critical time in the UK", ITV news reports. "I think it's going to be hard for Theresa May to lead us into t...More..

North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test

Officials in South Korea, a USA ally that is still technically at war with the North after a conflict that ended in an armistice in 1953, reacted swiftly to the North's test. "China's government expresses resol...More..

Christie: 'Reprehensible lies' from 'disgraceful' Cruz on storm aid
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Christie: 'Reprehensible lies' from 'disgraceful' Cruz on storm aid

Congress approved a $60.4 billion package to provide relief to CT and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy , but not without struggle. "I was wrong. I was wrong in (2013), it was the wrong thing to do and now ...More..

Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Gloomy, with scattered showers and storms
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Gloomy, with scattered showers and storms

Then comes the Labor Day weekend , the unofficial end to the summer season and a weekend we all hope will feature one last hurrah of warm and dry summer weather . Saturday: Widespread smoke. Sunny and hot, w...More..

North Korea: Kim Jong Un watches 'H-Bomb' loaded on new missile
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

North Korea: Kim Jong Un watches 'H-Bomb' loaded on new missile

Geological Survey detected a 6.3 magnitude quake close to North Korea's northeastern region. Japan Meteorological Agency observed a magnitude-6.1 tremor in North Korea at around 12:31 p.m. North Korea ha...More..

SC to hear plea against deporting Rohingya Muslim refugees
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

SC to hear plea against deporting Rohingya Muslim refugees

She said the spate of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and exodus of the ethnic Rohingya minority will figure in the talks. Despite Bangladesh's repeated refusal to take further refugees from Myan...More..

President Trump signs declaration making Sunday a 'National Day of Prayer'
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

President Trump signs declaration making Sunday a 'National Day of Prayer'

It does not appear the victims shared their stories of loss with Trump, who seemed intent on making the day one of positive stories. Taking a turn as comforter-in-chief this week in flooded Texas, Trump signa...More..

United Kingdom summons North Korean ambassador over missile launch
by | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

United Kingdom summons North Korean ambassador over missile launch

I think they are significant actions of provocation. British Prime Minister Theresa May called on China to put more pressure on North Korea to stop missile tests, saying Beijing has a key role to play in wo...More..

by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Trump mulls pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea

He pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement during his first week in office and his administration is now in talks to rewrite the 23-year-old North American FTA. The United States...More..

May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

May warns against Tory rebellion on Brexit legislation

On Wednesday, May faces her first question time in the Commons since the latest round of negotiations in Brussels over Britain's departure from the European Union . Starmer's comments that Labour could seek a ...More..

Cambodia Arrests Opposition Leader, Accusing Him of Treason
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Cambodia Arrests Opposition Leader, Accusing Him of Treason

Charles Santiago, a Malaysian lawmaker and chair of independent group Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights, which includes members of the CNRP, said the arrest showed that Prime Minister Hun Sen was "so afra...More..

Abbott: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Could Be More Costly Than Katrina
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Abbott: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Could Be More Costly Than Katrina

He said Harvey could ultimately cost more, considering the greater magnitude of Harvey compared to Katrina. Hurricane Harvey struck the state of Texas on August 25 as a Category 4 storm and has made landfall ...More..

Frankfurt evacuates 60000 people in bomb scare
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Frankfurt evacuates 60000 people in bomb scare

Saturday saw patients from hospitals in the potentially affected area safely evacuated in transport vehicles and ambulances, while on Sunday authorities began the massive task of evacuating nearly 60,000 pe...More..

Healthcare continues job growth trend; hospitals add 6.4k jobs in August
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Healthcare continues job growth trend; hospitals add 6.4k jobs in August

A few industries experienced particularly strong gains. Another 28,000 jobs came from construction. Economists' forecasts for the change were more in the 180,000 to 190,000 range, according to CNN . A broader ...More..

Mueller obtained draft of letter Trump wrote explaining Comey firing
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Mueller obtained draft of letter Trump wrote explaining Comey firing

Trump's real reason for firing former FBI Director James Comey may already be known, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a draft of Trump's letter firing Comey. On Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee Cha...More..

Iowa Army National Guard helps Texas
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Iowa Army National Guard helps Texas

Governor Mark Dayton has approved sending 11 soldiers from Minnesota National Guard's 34th Combat Aviation Brigade to support the response efforts. Stephen Wright, a Guard public affairs specialist. The Nebrask...More..

Mnuchin: Congress Should Tie Harvey Aid to a Federal Debt Limit Increase
by | Monday, September 04, 2017

Mnuchin: Congress Should Tie Harvey Aid to a Federal Debt Limit Increase

American financial firms are expressing alarm over fears that an increasingly dysfunctional US Congress may fail to reach an agreement to raise the country's debt ceiling . You're saying that you want to see a ...More..