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Mattis, Tillerson detail Trump's North Korea strategy

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Amid fears that the North Korean regime was planning a ballistic missile test similar to that conducted on July 4, the U.S. escalated its rhetoric and called upon the UN Security Council to completely isolate the so-called hermit kingdom from the outside world, including the severance of its fuel-trade channel with China . Read More »

Putin: Trump is 'Not My Bride and I'm Not His Groom'

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Trump has previously said that "all options are on the table" concerning USA retaliation should North Korea target the United States or any of its overseas territories, including Guam. "It seems to be the level of political culture in a certain part of the USA establishment". He later said he was considering stopping all USA trade with any country that maintained commercial relations with the North Korean regime. Read More »

NATO urges trading partners to step up pressure on North Korea

Tensions are rising after North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb , reportedly five times bigger than the nuclear weapon dropped on Nagasaki during World War II. He added: "I believe that President Xi agrees with me 100%". President Donald Trump says United States military action against North Korea is not "a first choice but we'll see what happens". Read More »

Watch Stephen Colbert's Reaction to Donald Trump Saying Ivanka Calls Him 'Daddy'

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President Donald Trump has a longtime habit in high-profile meetings that's no "Art of the Deal" secret: a casual drop-by from daughter Ivanka Trum, CNN reports. There have been stylish first ladies throughout the history of the USA, there have even been first ladies who were ex-models, but is Melania Trump (née Knauss) the hottest? "Hi, North Dakota, we love this state so it's always a pleasure to be back here", she said. Read More »

Putin thinks N.Korea crisis will not go nuclear, diplomacy to prevail

Meanwhile South Korea's navy carried out live-fire naval drills on Tuesday, warning that if the North provoked them "we will immediately hit back and bury them at sea", reported Yonhap news agency. The target was set considering the distance to North Korea's test site and the exercise was aimed at practicing precision strikes and cutting off reinforcements, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Read More »

Railway hotel tender case: Lalu Yadav, son Tejashwi summoned by CBI

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Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) Chief Nitish Kumar had demanded the resignation of Tejashwi Yadav claiming to be adamant on following his principle of zero tolerance against corruption. The contracts for two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels at Ranchi in Jharkhand and Puri in Odisha were handed over to Sujata Hotels company owned by Vijay and Vinay Kochhar in lieu of a bribe in the form of a plot of prime land in Patna in Bihar. Read More »

Churches offer shelter from Hurricane Irma

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These devices will allow the repatriation of more than 1800 passengers. WestJet is sending a number of 737-800 planes to operate as rescue flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata today. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the French minister for overseas territories, Annick Girardin, said: 'We're preparing for the worst'. Read More »

Dennis Rodman does karaoke with Kim Jong

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However, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has said a Monday vote may be "a little premature". Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted on Wednesday that resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis was impossible with sanctions and pressure alone. Read More »

Srinagar Grenade blast: Injured civilian succumbs

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The attempt to loot weapons comes hours after police personnel guarding Police Station Shopian had a narrow escape as a grenade hurled by militants at them failed to explode. No one was injured in the incident, a police official said. Some autos and other vehicles were also damaged in the blast. As per the reports, the Srinagar Ppolice are investigating whether slain Budgam man was grenade thrower or a common civilian. Read More »

Bridge Company declares new bridge on its way to Detroit-Windsor corridor

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There will be some conditions from the Canadian government. An order-in-council dated August 31 and posted on the Privy Council Office website approves the "construction and operation of a new six-lane global bridge immediately west of the Ambassador Bridge and the adjustment of the Canadian border services facilities of the Ambassador Bridge". Read More »

Russia, Japan 'decisively condemn' North Korea missile launch: Vladimir Putin

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The White House says both leaders "underscored the grave threat that North Korea's latest provocation poses to the entire world" and agreed "to maximize pressure on North Korea using all means at their disposal". "We need to enhance our economic relations while working on the peace treaty issue", Putin said in December. "The time for half measures in the security council is over". Read More »

Hurricane Katia forms in Gulf off Mexico's coast

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Tropical Storm Jose could reach hurricane strength by late Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center . But particularly for those in the Caribbean, which is most at risk from Irma and Jose, an end to the Atlantic hurricane season can't come too soon. Read More »

Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea

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The move comes amid tensions over North Korea's latest nuclear test. At a press conference, Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was inspecting the leadership of the strategic force of the Korean People's Army at an unknown location in North Korea . Read More »

1 dead in Puerto Rico as Irma sustains 185mph gusts

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Very concerned for our friends and everyone on the neighbouring islands and people in its path. With sustained winds of 185mph, the category five hurricane is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane on record. Experts call the formation of three simultaneous Atlantic hurricanes extremely rare. "This has been something I never imagined experiencing", said one resident named Rhoda. Read More »

Lobbyists get Trump access by paying golf memberships

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They turned to GHIN, the USGA-operated handicap-tracking system employed by thousands of clubs around the United States to give indexes to hundreds of thousands of players. Trump's USA golf clubs are among the most lucrative outposts in his empire, bringing in about $600 million in 2015 and 2016, according to his financial disclosure reports. Read More »

Tyson Foods, Inc. to build poultry complex near Tonganoxie

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Tyson Foods President and CEO Tom Hayes told 41 Action News that Tyson Foods has already purchased about 300 acres south of Tonganoxie and plans to break ground sometime this fall. The company says they will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill in Leavenworth County, which will employ around 1,600 people. In its report, it said that it would build its chicken business through "continued capacity expansion, No Antibiotics Ever and organic products, innovation and strong ... Read More »

OR monitoring air quality ahead of Saturday's Nebraska game

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Oregon Firefighters are now fighting 20 Wildfires in the State of Oregon. The latter is scheduled to be played in Eugene, while the former is scheduled for Corvallis. LRAPA and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Sunday issued an air quality alert for Lane County and several others that remains in effect until Tuesday evening, warning that wildfires "will cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels due to smoke and ozone at times through Tuesday afternoon". Read More »

President Trump to donate $1 million to Harvey relief

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When asked about the program by NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins in February, the president said "the DACA situation is a very, very - it's a very hard thing for me, because, you know, I love these kids", adding he would address the issue with "great heart". Read More »

US Students' Scores Inch Up on Latest ACT

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The average composite ACT score for the graduating class of 2017 was 21.0 , up from 20.8 in the class of 2016 , but the same as the classes of 2014 and 2015. Oklahoma met only one benchmark score, the 18 benchmark in English. The ACT is different from the SAT because it focuses on academic achievement and mastery of the skills and knowledge students are taught in school. Read More »

Steve Bannon: Gary Cohn should have resigned

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Bannon himself has come under fire as the alleged force behind internecine fights, including a series of blasts against National Security Advisor H.R. After the controversy, Trump tweeted about the removal of confederate monuments, asking if monuments to Washington and Jefferson would have to come down since they owned slaves. Read More »

Memorial commemorating the victims of the Munich 1972 attack opened

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On the 11th day of the Games, members of Black September managed to infiltrate the apartments in the Olympic Village where the Israeli team was staying. Yossef's brother Herzl recounted: "I remember the euphoria before the flight". Such a spirit must be universal. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Horst Seehofer, premier of Germany's southern state of Bavaria, of which Munich is the capital, also attended the inauguration. Read More »

Journalist shot by 2 bike-borne assailants in Bihar's Arval, condition critical

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Superintendent of Police (SP) Arwal Dilip Kumar said, "It is a case of personal enmity". Pankaj Mishra , a journalist working for Rashtriya Sahara newspaper, was shot at by two attackers on a motorcycle. A local journalist in Bihar was shot at by two bike-borne assailants and is in critical condition, reports ANI . The police also reached the spot along with the family and registered a case against unknown assailants and have begun investigation and are on the lookout to arrest the ... Read More »

National Football League star JJ Watt raises over $16 million toward Harvey relief efforts

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While the storm has officially weakened, Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned that "the worst is not yet over", reminding the public that the floods still pose a danger. Some 325,000 people and businesses already had applied for FEMA assistance and the agency already has paid out $57 million in aid, Brock said. Officials said 911 centers in the Houston area are getting more than 1,000 calls an hour from people seeking help. Read More »

Philippine Army Says Two Indonesians Rescued From Abu Sayyaf Captors

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Mr Saparuddin, a boat skipper, and Mr Sawal, his assistant, were taken by the Abu Sayyaf on Nov 16 previous year, as they were fishing in waters off Kunak. The two were abducted in November 2016 "somewhere in the waters of Sabah, Malaysia". The kidnappers still hold 15 other hostages, all but two of them foreigners, the general said. Read More »

Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom'

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War is never something the United States wants". Mattis said the USA will answer any threat from the North with a " massive military response - a response both effective and overwhelming". The announcement and North Korea's claim that it could mount the warhead on a missile, dramatically upped the stakes in Pyongyang's standoff with the worldwide community over its banned weapons programmes. Read More »

Putin Says North Korea Crisis Can Be Solved By Diplomatic Means

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He stressed that stronger sanctions, including cutting off its oil supply, need to be applied to the Hermit Kingdom to bring it to the negotiating table. "It's impossible to scare them", he said. "We call it taking the roof off", he was quoted as saying. However the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) claims Pyongyang imports about 10,000 barrels of crude oil a day, nearly all of it from China and going to its sole functioning refinery, the Ponghwa Chemical Factory. Read More »

Russian Federation may reduce U.S. diplomatic personnel by 155: Putin

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Calling it a "naive" question, Putin said he and Trump were both working for their governments and only engaged in state activities. He is not my bride, neither am I his bride or groom. Putin said the US had a right to close consulates but "it was done in such a rude way". The ministry threatened the US would "bear the total blame for the ongoing degradation of the relations between our countries, on which the current condition of the global stability and worldwide security largely depends". Read More »

Payne in South Korea warns North against 'brinkmanship'

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But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration's priority is a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and will continue to pressure the regime. "We must now adopt the strongest possible measures ". In light of all this, it is important to de-escalate the conflict by having direct talks involving the U.S., China, South Korea and North Korea. Read More »

China military holds drills in waters near Korean Peninsula

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, agreed on Monday to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea's missiles, South Korea's presidential office said, enabling it to strike North Korea with greater force in the event of war. Read More »

School bans skirts: 'We chose to have the same uniform for everybody'

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Parent Kim Lister said she witnessed the checks after being alerted by her son. "If you were any good as a head, you'd have them all under control and doing and wearing the correct length skirts". By eliminating skirts from the dress code altogether, this school is sending the damaging message to its pupils that the gender to default to is male. Read More »

US not 'putting up with' N. Korea actions

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea issued a press release Tuesday opposing withdrawing from the FTA, saying such a move could lead to "a deterioration of the relationship between the US and Korea, leading to anti-American sentiment". Read More »