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South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea

North Korea on Sunday had claimed it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb - sixth nuclear test carried out by the country - which possibly triggered a 6.3-magnitude artificial quake. That appeared to be derailed by the detonation of a 120kt nuclear or thermonuclear weapon on September 3, 2017 (the sixth and largest nuclear detonation on North Korean soil), and the launch of an unarmed North Korean ICBM overflying Japan on August 29, 2017. Read More »

Japan urges Russian Federation to collaborate against North Korea

The most recent resolutions imposed last month, however, have zeroed in on its already stricken economy, targeting key export sectors such as coal that are a source of hard currency for the regime. Less than 24 hours later, North Korea once again thrust its name into the global spotlight by carrying out its most powerful nuclear test to date. The U.S.is weighing a number of military, economic and diplomatic responses. Read More »

Dems: Trump agrees to deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

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The US$15.25 billion in emergency funding includes US$7.4 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Fema, US$450 million for the Small Business Authority's disaster loan programme and US$7.4 billion for the Community Development Block Grant programme at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read More »

Tens Of Thousands Demonstrate In London Against Brexit

They say: "The scheme set out in the bill is based on an extensive centralization of power as well as a massive delegation of power, to the British government". When MPs began debating the bill on Thursday, Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the bill would "reduce MPs to spectators". The Irish government-determined to achieve as frictionless a border as possible-has long argued that the best way to avoid this would be for the United Kingdom to remain in the European ... Read More »

Putin: North Korea should learn from fall of Saddam Hussein

South Korean officials believe more provocation from the reclusive state is possible, despite global outrage over Sunday's test and calls for more sanctions on North Korea . German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as a "flagrant violation" of worldwide conventions, but also said there can only be a "diplomatic and peaceful solution" of the crisis. Read More »

Seoul completes installation of THAAD anti-missile system

The president's written explanation reads quote defying calls and warnings by the worldwide community and South Korea , North Korea conducted the most powerful nuclear test to date following a series of ballistic missile launches. Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed in a telephone call on Tuesday that China must do more to persuade North Korea to cease its missile tests, a spokesman for May said. Read More »

Putin says sanctions against N. Korea 'useless and ineffective'

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However, Russia has reacted coolly to the prospect of more sanctions, with Putin saying on Tuesday it was a "road to nowhere". Putin said North Korea's neighbors should engage with it, not whip up "military hysteria". His efforts have been hampered by bellicose rhetoric on all sides of the North Korean issue, and worsening relations between Seoul and Washington. Read More »

Storm Katia weakens after reaching Mexican coast

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In the 1998 season, four hurricanes were in the Atlantic at the same time, including Hurricane Georges, a Category 4 storm that killed more than 600 people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti and caused $2.8 billion in damage in the USA, the Weather Channel reported. Read More »

Tropical storm Jose: New potential hurricane intensifying in the Atlantic

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Hurricane Jose will move very near some of the northern Leeward Islands over the next few days. The hurricane ravaged islands in the Caribbean - including Barbuda, St. Before Harvey , the United States hadn't been hit by a major hurricane - a Category 3 or higher - since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Katia remained about 175 miles north of Veracruz Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it winds of up to 45 mph. Read More »

Hurricane Irma is a Man-made Disaster

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Irma should hit the said areas on Wednesday. Jones said despite the losses the people of Houston are working hard to rebuild their lives, and remain optimistic about their future. Long made clear that residents living in the hardest-hit areas who chose to stay in their homes despite evacuation warnings will likely not receive immediate aid from federal first responders . Read More »

Miss North Dakota is new Miss America

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There will also be several former Miss America's including Betty Cantrell, Suzette Charles, Heather French Henry, Lee Meriwether, and Vonda Van Dyke. Miss Wisconsin McKenna Collins says Americans of differing political viewpoints need to talk to each other respectfully. Read More »

'Everybody wants this unsafe situation resolved' - Turnbull on Trump's North Korea call

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U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday about North Korea, and he told her "now is not the time to talk" to the rogue country, according to a readout from the White House. There has been speculation North Korea may be planning to fire an ICBM this weekend when the republic celebrates its foundation on September 9. Turnbull told coalition MPs at a partyroom meeting on Tuesday that the action of North Korea was "reckless, risky and provocative". Read More »

Hurricane Jose Advisory Number 14

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A "storm surge watch" is issued when flooding is possible, while a " warning " is issued when flooding is expected. A continued west-northwest to northwest motion is expected during the next couple of days. WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area on Saturday, and tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning areas by Saturday morning. Read More »

Pope Francis Urges to Find Solution to Ongoing Crisis in Venezuela

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Pope Francis flew to a rain-soaked Medellin on Saturday to console orphans, the poor and sick - and to demand priests and ordinary Colombians look beyond rigid church doctrine to care for sinners and welcome them in. The Pope had flown from Bogota to Cartagena in his last stop of a five-day Colombia trip centred on reconciliation. Francis had refrained until Sunday from speaking out about the political and humanitarian crisis next door in Venezuela. Read More »

Governor Ivey orders state offices, buildings closed Monday

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The moves come as Hurricane Irma , which left a swath of destruction through the Caribbean, made landfall in Florida Sunday morning . She declared a state of emergency on September 8 ahead of the storm. Two Red Cross shelters are open, one in Baldwin County and one at the Alabama State University Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Alabama Power is also directing customers to its Storm Safety website where they can find a wide-range of information from packing an emergency kit to how the company ... Read More »

Cuban dolphins get helicopter ride to safety from Irma

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EDT Thursday, the hurricane was centered about 95 miles (155 kilometers) north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic , and is moving at about 17 mph (28 kph) with maximum sustained winds near 180 mph (285 kph). "They need to get out and listen and heed the warnings", Long said. Inskeep said the hurricane may affect communications for a while. Alber Hanna, who is part of a group of 40 Canadians in Punta Cana, says Sunwing isn't taking the threat to his location seriously. Read More »

Where's the ocean? Irma sucked it away

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The National Hurricane Center's latest track has Irma making landfall in the Lower Keys before moving over water and coming ashore around Cape Coral or Fort Myers. The winds from the northeast will do an about-face once the storm reaches Tampa's latitude, blowing the water back into the bay. Joe Orlandini, a Fort Myers Beach builder, said the water receded to "way past" the end of Fort Myers Beach pier off of Times Square. Read More »

Governor Deal expands state of emergency to 24 more Georgia counties

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McMaster said thousands of state employees are ready to help with the potential emergency and the evacuation , if ordered. "The southernmost coast of SC is expected to experience a storm surge from 4-6 feet above ground level, with the greatest chances for serious flooding occurring on Monday", said McMaster during a press briefing Friday evening. Read More »

Harvey aid, debt on returning Congress' daunting to-do list

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The House of Representatives on Friday approved a measure that provides emergency assistance for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, extends the debt ceiling and provides interim government funding. Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer have also reportedly agreed to pursue a deal that would permanently remove the requirement that Congress repeatedly raise the debt ceiling. Read More »

Kinross Gold Corp. (KGC) Stake Decreased by Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut shares of Kinross Gold Corp. from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating and decreased their price target for the company from $5.82 to $3.25 in a research note on Monday, December 5th. The legal version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/09/10/kinross-gold-corporation-kgc-rating-increased-to-hold-at-valuengine.html. Read More »

COOPER: Irma expected to bring rip currents to North Carolina's coast

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Hurricane Irma remains a Category 5 storm as of the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. advisory and the storm continues to move on a northwest track. According to Sprayberry, the full spectrum of disaster response resources are being made available, with staging areas being organized in Kinston, Greensboro, and Asheville. Read More »

Female Referee Bibiana Steinhaus Set for Historical Bundesliga Debut

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She also distingiushed herself with a fantastic decision to allow an advantage to be played after a foul on the hosts' Vladimir Darida, from which Mathew Leckie opened the scoring. Steinhaus' performance was also met with approval from Bremen coach Alexander Nouri, whose side remain in the bottom three. Her partner, Englishman Howard Webb, the referee for the 2010 World Cup final, was in the German capital to watch Steinhaus take charge. Read More »

Steve Bannon Is Going to War With the Republican Party

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The news comes as Bannon claimed "the Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election" in an interview that aired on " 60 Minutes " Sunday night. "This is once again where the narrative is dead wrong", Bannon said, adding that it was the "geniuses" of the Bush administration that helped cause the trade imbalance with China and the USA involvement in Iraq. Read More »

Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in J&K

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Earlier on Saturday, a group of heavily armed militants attacked a police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district in which one policeman was killed and two others seriously injured. "As he came out of the house, the security men halted the fire", he said adding the militant surrendered with an AK-47 rifle before the security forces. Read More »

Watch Hurricane Irma From Video Cameras Around Florida

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Florida Power and Light said on its website that more than half of those outages were in the Miami-Dade area, where about 600,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. Motorists heading inland from the Tampa area were allowed to drive on the shoulders. On Saturday morning, the state was already beginning to feel Irma's muscle. Read More »

9 arrested in Florida for looting sneakers during Irma

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As many as nine people broke through the front window and were seen walking out with stolen items. Police in South Florida have arrested almost a dozen people accused of looting stores as Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Keys Sunday morning. Read More »

Irma Forces Largest Evacuation Ever in Miami-Dade County

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Broward County, which is adjacent to the north of Miami-Dade and includes Fort Lauderdale, has issued a mandatory evacuation beginning at noon Thursday for residents living east of Federal Highway. The evacuation is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Friday, September 8, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Miami-Dade County officials are telling residents to stay inside and hunker down until the area is deemed safe. Read More »

Manatees stranded by Hurricane Irma rescued

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As Irma approaches, the offshore winds, moving counter-clockwise, push the water out. "We gave them as much water as we could, hoping the rain and storm surge come soon enough to save them", he added. After the photos of the manatees were shared more than 6,000 times within hours, Sarasota County and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took notice and responded to the scene to move the huge sea mammals. Read More »

Hurricane Irma leads Georgia to cancel Monday, Tuesday classes

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A tropical storm watch is in effect for: Banks, Catoosa, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Hall, Lumpkin, Murray, Towns, Union, Walker, White and Whitfield counties . 45-60mph sustained winds expected with gusts up to 80mph. Burns said starting early Monday evening, the outer bands of the storms will move into the area over the lake country, and those are the areas in which he is most concerned about tornadoes forming. Read More »