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UN Security Council Approves New Sanctions Against North Korea

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Joint ventures will be banned and the names of senior North Korean official and three entities were added to a United Nations sanctions blacklist that provides for an assets freeze and a global travel ban. The resolution fell short of measures sought by the Trump administration. It also bans joint ventures with North Korean entities, except for nonprofit public utility infrastructure projects, and prohibits countries from bringing in new North Korean workers. Read More »

Kremlin used Facebook to promote political protests in US

The accounts, which were first reported Monday by the Daily Beast , created event pages with awkward English rhetoric. "Due to the town of Twin falls, Idaho, becoming a center of refugee resettlement, which led to the huge upsurge of violence towards American citizens, it is crucial to draw society's attention to this problem", the event stated. Read More »

North Korean envoy just warned the US will suffer "greatest pain"

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Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the prompt and unanimous United Nations Security Council Resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea . The ministry very often conveys North Korea's positions to the outside world in the name of a spokesman, but the issuance of a statement only happens when it deems it extremely important. Read More »

North Korea slapped with new United Nations sanctions

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New sanctions following North Korea's most recent nuclear test will hamper its ability to legitimately import gas and oil from China, but the nation retains an ability - and an increasing interest - in generating enormous revenues through cybercrime. Read More »

HURRICANE IRMA: President monitors storm from retreat in Camp David

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Petersburg. Tampa has not been struck by a major hurricane since 1921, when its population was about 10,000, National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen said. The streets were almost empty, shops were boarded up and the wind started to blow. "I have lost everything", she said, on the edge of tears. "I was scared last time". Read More »

DOJ won't bring charges against officers in Freddie Gray case

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Gray's death prompted weeks of protests and unrest in Baltimore, The Associated Press noted. The officers were charged by state prosecutors after Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon in April of 2015. Michael E. Davis, an attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3, said in a statement he hadn't heard anything from the Department of Justice, but said they are "pleased" to hear media reports. Read More »

Relative of ex-Seattle mayor is 5th to accuse him of abuse

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It was Murray's cousin, Joseph Dyer, whose accusations that the mayor sexually abused him while they were sharing a room in NY in the 1970s, that resulted in Murray's decision to resign. "During this time Director of Operations Fred Podesta has been tasked with leading the transition". Dyer, 54, is the son of Murray's first cousin. The Seattle Times reports Heckard's friend, Maurice Lavon Jones, also claimed Murray paid him for sex while he was struggling with a crack addiction in the 1980s. Read More »

Menendez aide: Never asked to do anything illegal

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Raymond Brown, a defense attorney for Menendez, presented a letter the senator had written in 2008 to support the visa applications of a Colombian family hoping to come to the USA, a case that was unrelated to the trial. District Judge William H. Walls that in 18 to 20 hours of preparing her testimony with prosecutors, they spoke to her only in English. "RM does not need to be calling USA ambassadors about stuff like this", former senior staffer Mark Lopes said in an email to another ... Read More »

Britain 'committed' to European security despite Brexit

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The Government underlined Britain's large defence budget, Eastern European troop deployments, UN Security Council seat and nuclear deterrent ahead of the document's publication on Tuesday. It pointed out that the United Kingdom has the largest defence budget and development budget in Europe, and is the only European country that meets both its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation target of spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence and the UN target of spending 0.7 per cent of national income on ... Read More »

AG tells agency to halt part of Iowa's medical marijuana law

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It says giving dispensaries, which are operating under a legal cloud, three months to close allows them time to wind down and patients time to connect with caregivers. One board member is continuing to express misgivings, saying that the shops are illegal and should be closed quickly. Two members of the five-member licensing board - chairman Rick Johnson, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, and retired Michigan State Police officer Don Bailey - have said that they want now ... Read More »

Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Businesses For Alleged Price Gauging During Harvey

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Now, three businesses are facing lawsuits as a result, including one from the DFW area. In Texas, it's illegal to jack up prices on necessities like fuel, food, and drinking water during a declared disaster. "It's unconscionable that any business would take advantage of Texans at their most vulnerable - those who are displaced from their homes, have limited resources, and are in desperate need of fuel, shelter and the basic necessities of life", Attorney General Paxton said. Read More »

Kurds prepared to draw borders if Iraq rejects independence referendum

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Iraq's Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani vowed on Tuesday to press ahead with a referendum on Kurdish independence on September 25 despite a vote by Iraq's parliament to reject the move. In Kirkuk, Barzani addressed growing fears that the independence vote could lead to violence between forces aligned with Baghdad and those loyal to the Kurdish region. Read More »

Charges Being Considered For Justine Damond's Killer

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The Hennepin County Attorney's Office will begin its review of the July 15 shooting death of Justine Damond after announcing Tuesday that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had submitted its findings in the case. In a separate high-profile shooting, Freeman declined to charge the pair of officers involved in the November 2015 death of Jamar Clark. Freeman said in a recent statement that he would follow that same practice in the Damond case. Read More »

Irma weakens to tropical storm, but still packs a punch

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Weather Service meteorologists aren't sure when the water will return, but when it does, Tampa and St. Petersburg could get storm surge flooding anywhere between five to eight feet. It also spread misery into Georgia and SC as it moved inland with winds at 50 miles per hour, causing flooding and power outages. "Let's just say a prayer we hope we make it through". Read More »

Hillary Clinton to make book signing stop in Denver

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And there was resentment. "Why? He's trying to let people know what he thinks is important and also what he's done and what he knows about?" They wanted me to share their anger. "I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country's future is at stake", Clinton said. The former Democratic presidential candidate said she believes more lurks behind Russia's hacking of the election, WikiLeaks' release of emails from the Democratic National Committee and from her campaign ... Read More »

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool must forget Man City torment ahead of Sevilla clash

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Klopp's Reds were mauled 5-0 by Manchester City on Saturday, following Sadio Mane's controversial red card, but return to European action on Wednesday night with a home clash against old foes Sevilla . Despite a season where both Loris Karius and Danny Ward will be given chances , Simon Mignolet is still the club's number one. Liverpool held firm, but Klopp suggests there is an atmosphere of understanding around the club, due to the gravitas of Barcelona . Read More »

North Korea sanctions: United Nations council unanimously agrees on new measures

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She said she thought the only way to deal with North Korea's nuclear programme was to come to a diplomatic solution, adding: "A new arms race starting in the region would not be in anyone's interests". FireEye identified the North Korean group behind the bitcoin attacks as TEMP.Hermit. North Koreans on Saturday celebrated their national day with familiar routines, laying flowers and bowing in front of statues of past leaders while the outside world kept a close watch amid speculation that ... Read More »

NKorea rejects UN sanctions, says US will suffer

North Korea has warned the United States will pay a "due price" if it succeeds in pushing harsher sanctions through the UN. The US official said the ban on textile exports would deprive North Korea of some $726 million in annual revenue. Read More »

Long Term Growth review of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)

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BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CXO in report on Wednesday, June 21 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, April 7 by JP Morgan. Shares of FITB have uptrended 0.16% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -1.05% in that time. Evercore Wealth has 1,898 shares. Nomura Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 0.1% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Read More »

North Korea lashes out over 'vicious' United Nations sanctions

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Along with settling for the compromise on oil, the USA unsuccessfully tried to get a travel ban and freezes on the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Air Koryo, the North's flagship airline. The 15-member Council, including permanent members Russian Federation and the USA, unanimously passed the sanctions resolution on Monday banning textile exports and capping fuel imports. Read More »

United Kingdom says it may still join European Union military missions after Brexit

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The position paper - the twelfth to be released by the British government - does not mention cooperation on cross-border crime or whether it will remain a member of Europol. Pro-Brexit supporters argued before the EU referendum past year that closer defence cooperation between the bloc's member states was another sign of closer union, and on Tuesday the Veterans for Britain group said the paper was "a grave mistake". Read More »

Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests

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Headquarters in NY. He pointed to the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated successfully by the Obama administration but has looked fragile under Trump, saying "if the US had spent even one fifth of the time and effort on the North Korean issue compared with the Iranian case, then the North Korean nuclear issue could have been resolved". Read More »

Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders wants DOJ to 'look at' prosecuting James Comey

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He leaked memos to [The] New York Times . "[Trump] is very happy with the decision he made and I think he has been fully vindicated". Five days after a magnitude 8.1 natural disaster killed at least 95 people in Mexico, Trump has scheduled a phone call with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto to offer condolences, Sanders assured. Read More »

Stock is up at $10.33 (PEI) PREIT Announces Redemption of 8.25%…

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Stock research firms now have a positive stance on shares of Repros Therapeutics Inc. Biogen Inc now has $69.14B valuation. It also upped I Shares Tr (IJR) stake by 4,771 shares and now owns 12,685 shares. Calamos Conv & High Income F (CHY) was raised too. Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in Q4 2016. Read More »

US Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place

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The Supreme Court said Monday that President Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States". Read More »

Iraq Parliament votes against Kurdistan referendum

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Majid Shingali, a Kurdish lawmaker, said the vote was not binding and will not be accepted by the 111 member regional legislature. The Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum set to be held on September 25 has reportedly been rejected by the country's parliament. Read More »

Time was all Stefon Diggs, Sam Bradford needed to lift Vikings offense

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Bradford's second National Football League season elevated his stats, giving the Minnesota Vikings three touchdowns and a 346-yard passing. Thielen and Diggs might be their only hope to keep the team up for the goal. New Orleans is notorious for their revolving door system in the backfield, so Peterson only received six carries for a paltry 18 yards. Diggs also had two of the teams touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph had the third. Read More »

Putin Says At This Point, Sanctions Against North Korea Are 'Useless'

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In a phone conversation on Monday with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, Trump said he would support "in principle" the US ally fitting its missiles with heavier warheads, boosting its deterrence against North Korea. Earlier Thursday, the final parts of a controversial United States missile defense system arrived at a base in South Korea as hundreds of protesters thronged the area amid a huge police presence. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms in the eastern Atlantic

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Here are five things to know about this powerful hurricane. Meanwhile Jose formed earlier in the week in the wake of Irma . No coastal watches or warnings are now in effect, but officials are on alert after Texas and Louisiana were devastated by Hurricane Harvey . Read More »