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Donald Trump Bats For Reform In United Nations, Says US Will Help


But he has softened his message since taking office, telling ambassadors at a White House meeting in April that the United Nations has "tremendous potential". India along with some key members of the UN has also been seeking reforms and expansion of the UN Security Council. "Focus more on people and less on bureaucracy", Trump said during a special session on United Nations reform ahead of the General Debate that begins Tuesday. Read More »

Clinton Says She Won't Rule Out Challenging Election Legitimacy


Gross went on to ask , "What would be the means to challenge it, if you thought it should be challenged?" Clinton replied, "I don't know if there's any legal constitutional way to do that". 'Of course I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result, ' Trump said. Read More »

Trump at the UN


Secretary-General António Guterres and US President Donald Trump (right) during the high-level meeting on reform of the United Nations . He is expected to address a slew of issues, including some possible reform of the United Nations - of which Trump has often been critical - to increase efficiency. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei warns USA against 'wrong move' on nuclear deal


Moreover, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he will explain some points about the USA misconduct pertaining to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal in his United Nations speech, official IRNA news agency reported. If the Trump administration is serious about negotiating a "better deal", it would first have to honor the deal that is before it and restore badly tarnished US credibility. Read More »

Rohingya refugees: Aid groups scramble to vaccinate 150000 displaced children


Bangladesh appreciates Turkey's aid in dealing with the huge Rohingya refugee influx, the country's ambassador to Ankara said on Monday. "The army came to my village and gathered all the young men they could find". Eric P. Schwartz, head of the USA -based charity Refugees International and a former assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, said he couldn't recall seeing so much misery and called for international pressure on Myanmar to stop the violence. Read More »

Ian Collins Defends Boris Johnson Over £350m Post-Brexit Claim

USA and British banks would see the biggest impact because many use London as their European Union investment banking base. Only days before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to speak in Italy about Britain's planned European Union departure, Mr Johnson on Saturday published a 4,300-word newspaper article that roamed well beyond his ministerial brief and, in some cases, the approach set out by the government . Read More »

No AC! Millions in Florida swelter through power outages


Trump is in the Sunshine State of US where the lives of many people will never be the same after the hurricane. Others simply expressed bewilderment at the post . The powerful storm cut Barbuda off from the outside world for at least 12 hours as cell towers were destroyed. Donald Trump has said he didn't know hurricanes could reach Category 5 before Irma , shortly after meeting victims of the disaster which made landfall in Florida Sunday. Read More »

Channing Tatum Confronts Eggsy in Kingsman: The Golden Circle Clip

Beyond London , filming locations include Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales and GlenDronach Distillery in Forgue by Huntly, Scotland. For those who are familiar with the Kingsman franchise or are merely looking for further inspiration, trailers of the movie are also available to view on the site. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway Rips Hollywood For Politicizing The Emmys

Our sports are very politicized. "It looks like America is responding by tuning out". During a Monday appearance on Fox & Friends, the White House counselor criticized the award show's attendees for attacking Trump. As for the "humor", I think it will be "too soon" for many of us to find amusement in this for a very long time. Conway also congratulated "Saturday Night Live" player Kate McKinnon who won outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. Read More »

Trump on hurricanes and climate change: 'We've had bigger storms'


He also said investigators will look into how many windows were open. City officials in Hollywood, Florida , said the nursing home had continued to operate with little or no air conditioning after power to the building was disrupted by Hurricane Irma , which struck Florida on Sunday. Read More »

More than 80 percent of Florida residents have power back

Restoration teams were widely distributed as widespread damage was expected and faced challenging conditions for days following Hurricane Irma including downed trees, blocked roads and bridges that had to be inspected by the state after area flooding. Read More »

Trump Looks To Democrats To Shore Up Tax Reform Push


TPC found that if Congress eliminated almost all tax preferences, it could set rates of 6.1/11/28 percent for individuals and 26 percent for corporations without reducing overall revenues. They rose for many corporations. He also declared he would like to see a tax code that is "simple, fair and easy to understand". Nine out of ten Americans rely on a professional tax preparer or computer software to navigate the complicated tax code, and individuals and families spend 2.6 billion ... Read More »

Japan's Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea


The UN Security Council condemned "the highly provocative launch of a ballistic missile" by North Korea and expressed commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the crisis. The website is run by North Korean defectors who collect prices via phone calls with traders in the North. China accounts for about 90 per cent of North Korea's trade and sends largely free crude oil shipments to the North. Read More »

India, US, Japan hold trilateral talks today


Aimed at lending momentum to cooperation between the three countries, the meeting assumes significant amid China flexing its muscles in the region. Syed Akbaruddin, the Indian Ambassador to the United Nations, in an interaction with Indian reporters ruled out a bilateral meeting between Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart. Read More »

Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar arrested for extortion


Iqbal was taken into custody from his house in Nagpada area in Central Mumbai by a team led by encounter specialist and the anti-extortion cell's senior police inspector Pradeep Sharma, an official said. Kaskar was also arrested in an extortion case in February 2015 and was granted bail a week later. Kaskar had been deported to India from United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2003 in relation to a murder case and the Sara Sahara illegal construction case. Read More »

Top Democrats Schumer and Pelosi now deal-makers with Trump

Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerry ConnollyDems ready to deal with Trump - but it's complicated GAO: Fewer than one in four agencies will meet data center consolidation goals Dems rip leaders' deal with Trump for ignoring DACA MORE (D-Va.) is warning Democratic leadership about working too closely with President Trump for fear that the party may cede too much ground to Republicans on key issues. Read More »

Hurricane Maria Could Become Category 4 Storm


José remains a Category 1 Hurricane - with 85 to 90 miles per hour winds - Monday morning as it continues its journey northwest through the Atlantic, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys. St. Martin, for example, suffered enormous damage due to Irma . As the system draws closer to the region, feeder bands will generate pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms, some of which have already started to spread across the island. Read More »

Winning Powerball ticket worth $132.2 million sold in Grand Junction


According to the lottery's website , the winning numbers for Saturday's drawing were: 17-18-24-25-31. The big victor has 180 days to claim their prize from Idaho Lottery headquarters in Boise. "Too often we see players not match the Powerball and think they do not have a winning ticket". The million dollar ticket wasn't the only victor in the St. Read More »

Ryan Zinke: National Monuments Should Shrink


The Organ Mountains monument, which totals almost a half-million acres and is not fully contiguous, was widely considered more likely to face changes than the Rio Grande Del Norte monument, although some northern New Mexico ranchers have said federal restrictions on public land use in the north hurts their way of life. Read More »

Trump says USA will dump Iran deal if watchdog doesn't bare teeth

The head of Iran's nuclear agency says the Islamic Republic is confident that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which monitors Iranian compliance with a multilateral 2015 deal, will remain impartial in its reporting . They are also convinced Iran is cheating on the deal clandestinely or will abuse the deal to "walk-out" into developing a nuclear weapon the second the deal ends since the deal does not prohibit Iran from advancements in uranium enrichment and ballistic missile ... Read More »

The Best Moments at the 2017 Emmy Awards

Hillary Clinton won as best supporting actress in a comedy and Alec Baldwin was tapped as best supporting actor in a comedy for his Trump impersonation. She continued, "I see each and every one of you". Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe ( Master of None ) won the Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series . Read More »

Two more Navy officers fired amid investigations into ship collisions


The firings of Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander of Combined Task Force 70, and Capt. Jeff Bennett, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 15, now bring the total number to seven U.S. Joseph Aucoin, following the McCain's collision. In May, the USS Lake Champlain hit with a South Korean fishing boat off the Korean peninsula. In January, the cruiser USS Antietem ran aground while weighing anchor off the coast of Japan , leading to major damage to the ship's propulsion. Read More »

Soviet officer who prevented possible nuclear war dies at 77


With his computer suggesting that five nuclear missiles were on their way to Moscow, Petrov had the privilege of mere 20 minutes to launch a counter-attack. "Our prize is given for averting a conflict, not for its settlement, and Mr Petrov averted a third world war - hence he is worthy of this award". A German man named Karl Schumacher had travelled to Russian Federation in the 1990s and shone a light on Petrov's previously untold story. Read More »

Late monsoon burst triggers torrential rain in Kerala


At Palakkad, a man has been reported to be missing, with efforts on find him. The rains have been particularly heavy in central and north Kerala , and with more rains predicted in the next two days. A low pressure formation in the Arabian Sea off west coast and a cyclonic circulation in the Bengal Sea off Odisha and west coast of Andhra are identified as the reasons for the heavy rain. Read More »

North Korea says more sanctions will spur it to hasten nuclear plans


The UN Security Council will on Thursday hold a ministerial-level meeting on the threat from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction that will focus on enforcing sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said. Meeting with reporters at an event at the Chinese embassy in Washington to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the People's Republic of China's foundation, Ambassador Cui Tiankai responded to calls in South Korea and Japan for the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons or ... Read More »

Distribution of Bathukamma sarees to commence from today


In theory women expected sarees from famous places like Gadwal and Sricilla, but when in reality the quality of the sarees was substandard and purchased from Surat. Officials were in for a rude shock seeing the protests over the poor quality of the saris. It is an utterly low level politics to burn the sarees, he said. Read More »

Democrats and Republicans race to meet legislative health care deadline


Paul has called the bill "Obamacare Lite". By 2027, the Graham-Cassidy plan "would be virtually identical to a repeal-without-replace bill", the CBPP concluded . The block grant would be established under a part of the Social Security Act that provides money to states for the Children's Health Insurance Program, but it would dwarf that program. Read More »

NPP's Mac Manu joins IDU to observe German election

Russian-language social media in Germany is awash with Russian and German media stories about immigrant crime in Europe, and with advertisements for the AfD. Germany has a mixed-member proportional voting system under which voters cast two ballots: one directly for a candidate in his or her constituency and the second for a party. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei Warns Against 'Wrong Move' On Nuclear Deal


The Leader added that in the face of the United States' measures to scuttle the nuclear deal, Iranian "officials must prove to the corrupt leaders of the regime of the United States of America that they rely on their own people and the Iranian nation, which is a powerful nation thanks to Islam, will never submit and bow to them". Read More »

Trump lawyer overheard slamming colleagues, dishing on Russian Federation probe at DC steakhouse


Kelly "sharply reprimanded" Cobb for his carelessness. Cobb said during the lunchtime conversation that "the White House counsel's office is being very conservative with this stuff" and "our view is we're not hiding anything". Mr. McGahn's supporters argue that Mr. Cobb is wildly over-optimistic to think he can steer the investigation away from the president, given that Mr. Read More »

Delegates and observers await Trump speech with bated breath — UN General Assembly


In office since January, this will be Trump's first U.N. General Assembly gathering, but as a native New Yorker, he is returning home, albeit for only the second time since his inauguration. Maduro was holding a copy of the historic Jamaica Letter, written by revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar in 1815. The US is the single largest contributor to the to United Nations , sending in 25 per cent of the general budget and 28 per cent of the peacekeeping outlay, and Trump wants to cut the ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Maria threatens Lesser Antilles as it strengthens


And there's a 40-50 per cent chance of tropical-storm-force winds affecting the New Jersey, New York, Boston and Cape Cod areas between Monday evening and tuesday morning. The compact size, however, also makes Maria more unpredictable when it comes to intensification. There are several watches and warnings in association with Maria. Read More »