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Merkel criticizes Trump's threats to North Korea voiced at UN

The remarks came one day after Trump addressed the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, using the opportunity to threaten North Korea. "We must make North Korea abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner". Read More »

S. Korea approves $8m in aid to N

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U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis on Thursday amid tensions over whether Trump's harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could lead to a miscalculation. Read More »

May gathers divided cabinet ahead of Brexit speech

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is briefing her Cabinet on plans to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations, as she struggles to unite the government after a public rift. Priti Patel, the strongly Eurosceptic International Development Secretary, who was at the United Nations with the PM and Foreign Secretary, said: "This isn't about individual views of Cabinet ministers". Read More »

France denounces North Korea's missile launch

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It signaled both defiance of North Korea's rivals and a big technological advance. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded forcefully: "We need to let North Korea realize that if they keep taking this path, they will have no bright future". Read More »

Other Opinion: Trump dares to dream

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The Democratic leader was barely able to speak over the chorus of chants Monday, including shouts of "undocumented and unafraid". President Trump also took to Twitter to dispute the triumphant Democrats, insisting border security must be part of any agreement and that, without a wall, it's not happening. Read More »

Speaker Ryan, think big on corporate tax reform

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USA Today found that while 220 Republicans refused to answer, Democrats were much more talkative, with 133 of 240 Democrats responding, nearly all answering "no". "The registered Republican voter across the country believes that the Congress and Washington have done nearly nothing", Bennett said. President Trump has touted the tax cut now being shaped by his administration and Congress as the biggest in American history, but just how big it could be is - and will be - the subject of ... Read More »

S. Korea to Provide Humanitarian Aid for Myanmar Refugees

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Reports of unbridled murder and arson, rape and persecution have followed them out of Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, sketching a stark portrait of government violence. Facebook has also been accused of censoring information about the violence in Myanmar. "Illegal influx of Rohingyas, in significant numbers, has started into the territory of India since 2012-13 and the Central Government has contemporaneous from security agencies inputs and other authentic material indicating linkages ... Read More »

Utah Congressman praises Trump on North Korea speech

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Abe's speech came a day after Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it attacks the USA or its allies. Mattis's comments came on the heels of Trump's much-anticipated inaugural speech to the U.N., in which he railed against the post-war worldwide order the United States built and launched a verbal assault on countries from North Korea to Venezuela to Iran , potentially alienating many partners and allies needed to rein in Pyongyang's weapons programs. Read More »

Rihanna dazzles at Fenty Beauty launch in London

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Selecting products from her Fenty Beauty line, Rihanna also rocked a swipe of light purple eyeshadow on her lids, a little pink blush on the apples of her cheeks and shiny pink lip gloss. Frey Prevett, who identifies as non-binary and is from the United Kingdom, also shared a lengthy review on social media saying the beauty line has a "pretty damn good shade range". Read More »

Puerto Rico Governor Anticipates Hurricane Maria Will Bring 'Severe Devastation'

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When Category 5 Irma ravaged St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, they were forced to evacuate to Puerto Rico. More than 70,000 still had no power as Maria approached. Many now believe it will take weeks, if not months, to restore power. An update from the Miami-based centre says a hurricane hunter plane clocked the top sustained winds of the storm at near 175 kilometers per hour with higher gusts later in the evening. Read More »

Congress didn't keep promise of making me CM, says Narayan Rane

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The Shiv Sena may, however, prove to be a roadblock in Rane's induction in the BJP. Declaring that the Congress in Maharashtra was "finished", Rane claimed he was promised the chief minister's post in Maharashtra three times by the Congress leadership including by party president Sonia Gandhi . Read More »

Raj Thackeray joins Facebook

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Continuing his tirade against the BJP , Thackeray said the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed on various fronts, which include job creation, poverty elimination and increasing the income of farmers. In a Facebook live, Thackeray said that Modi had agreed for a quid pro quo deal with Ibrahim so that he could use this as a big achievement in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Read More »

Wells Fargo & (NYSE:WFC) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.15

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Buckingham Research reiterated a neutral rating and set a $62.00 price target (up from $60.00) on shares of Wells Fargo & in a report on Monday, July 10th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.39 dividend. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 112 investors sold WFC shares while 836 reduced holdings. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte raises bounty for dirty cops

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In August 2016, Duterte offered the bounty to those who could give information that would lead to the capture of "ninja cops ", or policemen dead or alive. " I said before my order was: 'If I have children who are into drugs, kill them so people will not have anything to say , '" Duterte said in a speech on Wednesday night, as quoted by AFP. Read More »

Jews in Mumbai bring in 5778th new year

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When is Rosh Hashanah and what time does it start? Here's how nearby Portland-area synagouges are observing the Jewish New Year. Keeping up with the tradition, Jews in the city both local (Bene Israel and Bagdadi) as well as Jewish expatriates will aim to visit the synagogue on the first and second day of the new year listen to the sounds of the "Shofar" (ram's horn) when its blown. Read More »

Republicans are at it again on health care

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The governors sent a letter Tuesday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, writing that they "appreciate" the bill by GOP Sens . This time may be McCain because his closest friend in the Senate, Graham, is a co-author of the bill. KODJAK: Well, this one most people will say is the most radical bill in that it makes the most drastic changes. Read More »

McMaster on N Korea's Latest Missile Launch: Military Option Still Possible

The United Nations Security Council adopted a new round of sanctions on North Korea last Monday in response to the nation's sixth and largest nuclear weapons test. When asked on Friday what Moscow's message would be for Washington, Russia's United Nations ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said: "Stay in the JCPOA (the nuclear deal)". Read More »

'Bodies blown to bits': the depravity of Kim Jong

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Hee Yeon Lim, whose late father was a senior officer in the country, said the musicians' body parts were then run over by tanks "to smash them into the ground until there was nothing left". She told the Daily Mirror: "Officials came to our schools and picked out teenage girls to work at one of his "hundreds" of homes around Pyongyang". Read More »

Kamal Haasan to Meet Arvind Kejriwal for Lunch Today, Politics on Menu

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Kamal Haasan has earlier issued a series of political statements, indicating he is set to join politics. However, the latter's entry into politics may come up for discussion, they said. For last few months, Haasan's joining in politics has been the speculated as he was critical of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. Haasan had also congratulated the CPM-led LDF government in Kerala for "good governance" on its first anniversary in May this year., and is believed to have had talks with CPM ... Read More »

France's Le Pen: far-right will rebuild, continue fight against EU

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Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday that her deputy, Florian Philippot, must decide between his party role and a think-tank group he has set up, which is focused on an anti-euro policy. While Philippot's departure is likely to increase turmoil in the party at first and others are expected to follow him out the door, the FN has survived similar crises in the past and analysts expect it to do the same this time. Read More »

Rahul invites NRIs to work with Cong

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There are forces dividing India and ruining our reputation overseas. Our most powerful asset is that 1.3 billion people lived happily, non-violently and peacefully. "It does not matter what is standing against them. That is the Congress idea". "For every 30,000 youngsters entering the job market, only 450 get a job. Read More »

3 killed, 30 injured in grenade attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir

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The attack came hours after a junior level officer of the Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB) was killed and another injured in a suspected fratricidal firing incident at an SSB camp near the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district. Senior Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar, who was present at the scene, had a narrow escape and managed to get away unhurt in the attack. 10 other civilians have also been injured. Read More »

South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea

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After a meeting between ministries and civilian experts, the government made a decision to support programs by the United Nations Children's Fund and the U.N. "Seoul has the principle of providing all of the $8 million to North Korea", a government official said, asked whether the size of the actual provision could be smaller. Read More »

4 magnitude quake off Vanuatu

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It has sparked tsunami fears in the Pacific area, including the famous party island, Hawaii. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the quake. The Vanuatu volcanic archipelago, east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean, is in the so-called Ring of Fire and is prone to earthquakes. The Vanuatu quake was the fourth major natural disaster to strike around the world in the past 24 hours-coming after one in Mexico that killed at least 200 people. Read More »

Iran Says Ready to Supply Pakistan's Energy Needs

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Pakistan's prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected allegations that his country was not doing enough to rein in militant groups operating from its soil, saying the "perception that there are (terrorist) sanctuaries is absolutely not correct". Read More »

Here's What Donald Trump Didn't Say to the United Nations

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And considering the size of North Korea , it would only take a few nuclear weapons for that nation to be truly wiped off the map. Far from persuading Kim to give up his drive for nuclear weapons, analysts said Trump's speech could have the opposite effect. Read More »

President Trump Delivers His First Address To The UN General Assembly Today

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In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly , US President Donald Trump on Tuesday trumpeted his own achievements and pledged to " totally destroy " North Korea after calling its regime a "band of criminals". "Nations can not be bystanders to history and if we don't confront the threats now, they will only gather force and become more formidable", the official was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying. Read More »

Trump's week anchored by speech to UN General Assembly

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It's true that in a sensitive situation where North Korea is launching ballistic missiles despite United Nations resolutions, South Korea's range of options is considerably narrow. Trump, the official repeatedly emphasized, will use his United Nations speech to appeal to member countries to promote "sovereignty" in the face of "top-down governance". Read More »

Pentagon Confirms South Korea Actually Considering Nuclear Rearmament

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The last time South Korea provided humanitarian aid to North Korea through an global agency was in December 2015, when it gave Dollars 800,000 to the UN Population Fund project to evaluate North Korean public health conditions. The conservative former South Korean president asked former President Barack Obama about reintroducing tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea, but the latter rejected the South's request. Read More »

Haley calls for marking Trump's fire and fury comment 'not empty'

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Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. But she said there's only so much the U.N. Security Council can do "when you cut 90 percent of the trade and 30 percent of the oil". North Korea also recently tested its most powerful bomb. Trump will also focus on North Korea, whose recent nuclear tests and a string of missile tests poses one of the biggest challenges faced by the world community today. Read More »