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Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site

North Korea was scheduled to speak at the UN General Assembly Friday night, but dropped off of its planned roster spot. " Kim Jong Un of North Korea , who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before", Trump tweeted Friday.

Oil to average in the US$50sa barrel in 2018: Gulf Intelligence

The recovery in USA refinery demand after Hurricane Harvey and optimism around tightening global crude oil supply and demand also helped oil prices . A 5.69 million barrel drop in distillate supplies, the biggest drop since 2011, was a major concern as fall grain harvest and winter is just around the corner.

Spain expels North Korea ambassador

State media on Saturday quoted Kim as saying that North Korea's final goal "is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the USA and make the US rulers dare not talk about military option" for the North. Each new test pushes the nation that much closer to that goal. Kim had told his top officials that the goal of Pyongyang's efforts "is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S.

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

The leaders "conducted a wide-ranging discussion on the issues that affect the region", and that the Egyptian head of state "expressed willingness to provide assistance in the efforts to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians in the region".

Kenya elections were 'neither transparent or verifiable' court rules

A non-governmental organization on Monday filed two petitions claiming judges had improper contact with lawyers for opposition leader Raila Odinga during his court challenge of Kenyatta's win. "The (board) can not therefore be said to have verified the results", she said. She also censured the board's refusal to comply with court orders to open its computer servers, saying it meant that opposition claims of hacking or manipulation might be true.

US President Trump tells French counterpart Macron Paris accord 'badly negotiated'

Trump hoped to have military vehicles in his Inauguration Day parade, but this plan never came to fruition. Donald Trump explained his idea as he sat down for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY.

Hurricane Maria regains Category 5 strength, now heading toward Puerto Rico

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the island of St. John and St. Thomas were heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma , Governor Kenneth Mapp has ordered residents to cease Irma recovery efforts and instead switch to preparing for Maria. Hurricane Maria , now a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles an hour, is 150 miles southeast of St.

Rohingya Muslims A Threat To National Security, Center Tells Supreme Court

In its affidavit, the Centre also requested the Supreme Court to allow the government to handle the case of Rohingyas' deportation and not interfere in the matter. Their petition says that the Centre's plan to deport them violated worldwide conventions. The government affidavit said there is an "organised network of touts operating in Myanmar , West Bengal and Tripura states of India to facilitate the influx of illegal Rohingyas" into India.

Democrats to study every option to halt Obamacare repeal bill

Last week , Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a new repeal plan, Mitch McConnell is now gauging interest and considering a vote , and Graham is rallying Republicans by urging them not to retreat on healthcare with "their tails between their legs".

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for 6 weeks, Report

We run the operation with 55 to 60 per cent punctuality more flight disruptions and cancellations, with 40 per cent of customers unsatisfied. Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief of price comparison site Money.co.uk, says: "It's so disappointing for Ryanair passengers whose flights have been cancelled especially at such late notice".

4 students attacked with acid in France from Boston College

French authorities are not investigating the acid attack as an act of terrorism for the time being. She said all four of the women, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock. In late August, the southern French port city of Marseille made global headlines when a van rammed into multiple bus stops , killing one person, in an act that authorities determined not to be terrorism .

Trump Mocks Clinton In Another Early-Morning Twitter Tirade

The video, retweeted by several users, shows Trump on a golf course hitting a ball before segueing to the doctored shot of a golf ball hitting then-Secretary of State Clinton in the back as she is boarding a plane. Trump slammed Clinton over her new book earlier this week too, tweeting that she "blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss".

Theresa May scolds Trump for speculating about London terror attack

Although he confirmed he had been briefed on London, the President did not say whether that briefing happened before or after his tweets . Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police, a top counterterrorism official, said at a news conference that the bomb was "an improvised explosive device", and he urged anyone who had seen what happened, or had taken photos or videos of the incident, to come forward.

Kirkuk governor sacked over Kurd independence vote

To remind, Masoud Barzani has recently announced that the referendum on independence scheduled for 25 September will not be postponed and he is ready to start a dialogue with Baghdad . Kurds across the Kurdistan Region and overseas gathered in a show of solidarity for the historic independence vote. Turkey, which has a large Kurdish population and is battling Kurdish insurgents, opposes the Kurds' moves toward independence and has voiced strong backing to Iraq's territorial integrity.

Cassini spacecraft completes death plunge into Saturn

After a 20-year flight, Cassini was running out of fuel, so NASA made a decision to crash Cassini before letting it remain aloft, where it could have been knocked into Titan , the moon with methane lakes, or Enceladus , the moon with jets of water in its southern pole.

Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin

They say Russian Federation could use the occasion to position a large, permanent contingent of troops in Belarus, leaving the country at the mercy of any armed confrontation involving Moscow. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Estonia last week that the military alliance would send three observers. "The Zapad 2017 joint strategic exercises are being supervised by the Chiefs of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and Belarus and represent the final ...

Graham, Cassidy unveil last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill

Congress would have to act again in 2026 to continue funding for the bill , which is written with only a 10-year horizon. But the bill would allow states to obtain waivers exempting them from many of Obamacare's regulations. "Right now, if we want to move away from a dysfunctional, wasteful, bureaucratic system into a rational health-care system that guarantees coverage to everyone in a cost-effective way, the only way to do it is 'Medicare for All , '" Sen.

Senators Table Paul Amendment to 2018 NDAA

Earlier today, Senator Paul spoke on the Senate floor to demand Congress take its constitutional responsibilities seriously and vote on his amendment. Democratic and Republican presidents have said that authority is sufficient. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said lawmakers have the responsibility to debate because the 2001 authorization passed nearly unanimously to fight the perpetrators of 9/11 in Afghanistan no longer applies to ...

20000 evacuated across Moscow over bomb threats

According to reports , those responsible for the threats were still not located. Since September 11 dozens of schools, universities, malls, railway stations, airports and government offices have been evacuated and inspected by law enforcement in big cities all over Russian Federation - from Kaliningrad in the West to Vladivostok in the Far East.

Kaspersky Lab to prove that U.S. accusations are 'baseless'

Acting Department of Homeland Security secretary Elaine Duke announced the ban of Kaspersky Lab software from federal government networks. The Department of Homeland Security says the risk is that the Russian government, acting on its own or in collaboration with Kaspersky, could use computer access to compromise USA government systems.

Family die after falling into volcanic crater in Italy

One of the children is believed to have fallen into the Solfatara crater at Pozzuoli and their mother, 42, and father, 45, went to help. The family's 7-year-old son ran for helped and did not fall into the crater, The Guardian stated. "The area was fenced". A tragedy, they pulled out two bodies, then pulled us away. "I've been here for a long time and such a mischance has never happened", Armando Guerriero, proprietor of a bar situated close to the passage to the spring of gushing lava, ...

Hurricane Jose weakens a little as it turns east in Atlantic

The track for Hurricane Jose is a unusual one. Understandably, not too many in the Sunshine State have had time or attention for Jose. "Swells generated by Jose will affect portions of Hispaniola, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands over the next couple of days", the National Hurricane Centre said.

Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma

A hurricane watch was also issued for the SC coast from the Georgia line to Edisto Beach, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Charleston. "This is a tremendous storm", Hooks said. Manheimer said she will consider whether to declare a state of emergency over the weekend. City of Asheville spokesperson Polly McDaniel said for the now the town is monitoring the storm forecast and putting crews on alter that they could be called in to assist with rescue and recovery.

Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies

The U.N. Security Council, of which Russian Federation is a veto-wielding permanent member, is now debating imposing fresh sanctions on North Korea, with Japan and the United States pushing for an oil embargo on the reclusive state. Putin made the remarks Wednesday after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Vladivostok, Russia. "We can not resolve this situation without diplomatic tools, without talks".

Red balloons straight out of 'It' spook Pennsylvania police

In Lititz Borough, local police officers have been removing red balloons tied to sewer grates in the days leading up to the movie's release, and they're freaked out and annoyed about the stunts that recall the famous calling card of the It villain.

Supporters anticipating Trump's tax talk in ND

On the statutory corporate tax rate , or what the government has on the books as the business tax rate, Trump is correct when it comes to developed nations. Trump was joined by Sens. Heidi Heitkamp during his Wednesday visit, though it's not clear he'll be as direct as he was a week ago in Missouri regarding another Democrat facing reelection next year.

Facebook says it sold political ads to fake Russian Federation accounts

Facebook officials said the fake accounts and pages had been connected to a shadowy Russian company called the Internet Research Agency , which is known for using "troll" accounts to post on social media and comment on news websites. Another $50,000 went to about 2,200 "potentially politically related" ads and might have been bought by Russians in potential violation of US election law.

Corruption Trial for Democrat Senator Bob Menedez Kicks Off

Menendez's meetings with Health and Human Services officials - including former department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - regarding Medicare reimbursement policies were aimed at correcting billing inconsistencies, a concern shared by other senators, Lowell told jurors.

Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for personal reasons

Yet inflation remains below the Fed's target, complicating its future course. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will lose a close ally when Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischerresigns next month. It is possible that Trump will reappoint Yellen but National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn has also been floated as a possibility. In the interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said he had a "lot of respect" for Yellen and would consider asking her to serve another term.

Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Afghanistan: FM Asif

The announcement came a day after BRICS nations expressed concern over threat posed by terror groups, including those based in Pakistan . "We have already said that there are no terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan", Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir told a meeting of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Defence, claiming that 40 per cent of Afghanistan was a safe hideout for militants.