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Top Lawmakers Call on Congress to Pass Hurricane Relief Bill Top Lawmakers Call on Congress to Pass Hurricane Relief Bill
- August 29, 2017

The federal government has - for now - enough disaster aid money to deal with the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but the ongoing storm appears sure to require a multibillion-dollar recovery package as did Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. (more...)
Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm Trump's news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at 4:30 pm
- August 29, 2017

He went on to extoll America's relationship with the Baltic states, noting Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit there , but did not explicitly identify Russian Federation. Trump adds that he stands by his pardon and says, "I think the people of Arizona who really know him best would agree with me". "We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger", he said. (more...)
Colorado politicians divided by party on Trump's Arpaio pardon Colorado politicians divided by party on Trump's Arpaio pardon
- August 29, 2017

But Trump pushed back on the assumption the timing was meant to bury the news, claiming instead that he'd announced the pardon then because he knew people would be watching. I thought that was a very, very unfair thing to do". Rich's wife, Denise, was a major Democratic contributor, and Israeli officials had raised his case during Clinton's final days in office. (more...)
What Harvey will mean for gas prices in your neighborhood What Harvey will mean for gas prices in your neighborhood
- August 29, 2017

Bell. Beyond the storm's potential impact on the oil industry, crude remains in ample supply globally despite efforts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to hold back production to prop up prices. In addition to the refineries, about 22% of offshore production - almost 380,000 barrels a day - has been shut in as has about 830 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas production - just over 25% of usual daily production. (more...)
Kushner promises to present peace plan within four months Kushner promises to present peace plan within four months
- August 29, 2017

Abbas demanded warranties for the peace process based on the two-state solution from Kushner who said he would suggest the matter to US President Donald Trump but didn't promise to back such a solution. Kushner told Abbas that President Trump "is hopeful and grateful for all the efforts you have made so far, and is also grateful for these discussions and relations". (more...)
Third round of Brexit talks to begin in Brussels Third round of Brexit talks to begin in Brussels
- August 29, 2017

Britain said it had shown a "pragmatic approach" in a series of position papers in recent weeks on future trade ties, the Irish border and post-Brexit dispute resolution mechanisms. "We're ready to roll up our sleeves and get down to work once more". Michel Barnier , the Brexit negotiator for the European Commission , is expecting a proposal on the calculation of a financial settlement; however, this seems unlikely, as the British government has not yet agreed internally on this issue . (more...)
JGBs gain slightly after North Korea launches missile test again JGBs gain slightly after North Korea launches missile test again
- August 29, 2017

Two of the missiles failed in flight and the third blew up "almost immediately", said a spokesman for US Pacific Command. Though North Korea says it now has the ability to send missiles to the U.S. Pyongyang has recently faced a wave of worldwide sanctions over its test-firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that apparently brought most of the United States into range for the first time. (more...)
North Korea fires three 'short-range' ballistic missiles, U.S. says North Korea fires three 'short-range' ballistic missiles, U.S. says
- August 29, 2017

North Korea fired several rockets into the sea yesterday in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, prompting South Korea to press ahead with military drills involving United States troops that have angered Pyongyang. The Chinese air drills coincided USA reconnaissance flights over the Korean peninsula following Kim Jong-un's Guam threat. The statement reportedly came after both Taiwan and Japan raised concerns about the regular air exercises, the latest of which saw ... (more...)
JAHAN NAMA: North Korea Tests Three Missiles
- August 29, 2017

South Korea says North Korea has fired several unidentified projectiles to the sea in what appears to be the latest weapons tests for the country that has been rapidly expanding its nuclear weapons and missile program. If developed, such a missile could possibly reach any place on the USA mainland, including Washington and NY, they said. Saturday's launch comes during an annual joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea that the North condemns as an invasion ... (more...)
N Korea fires 'projectiles' into waters: S. Korea N Korea fires 'projectiles' into waters: S. Korea
- August 29, 2017

Later on Saturday, the South Korean Presidential Blue House said the North may have fired an upgraded 300-mm calibre multiple rocket launcher but the military was still analyzing the precise details of the projectiles. "The second missile launch at 12.07pm appears to have blown up nearly immediately", the spokesman said. If confirmed, it would mark a renewed escalation of tensions between the US and Pyongyang, which had cooled somewhat over the past few weeks. (more...)
Tillerson says U.S. will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea Tillerson says U.S. will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea
- August 29, 2017

It added that the missile posed no threat to the US territory of Guam, which the North had previously warned it would fire missiles toward. Though North Korea says it now has the ability to send missiles to the USA mainland, U.S. The rival Koreas recently saw their always testy relationship get worse after Trump traded warlike threats. The JCS says the South Korea and USA militaries were analyzing the launch. (more...)
OPP say massive cocaine seizure is largest in its history OPP say massive cocaine seizure is largest in its history
- August 29, 2017

During the course of the investigation, which was dubbed Project HOPE, three individuals were identified and linked to cocaine transported in shipping containers. They are accused of importing the cocaine into Canada from Argentina. Police say fentanyl, an opioid about 100 times more toxic than morphine, has been linked to almost 580 deaths in the province in the past five years. (more...)
Cabinet shuffle reveals sharper focus on Indigenous affairs Cabinet shuffle reveals sharper focus on Indigenous affairs
- August 29, 2017

Petitpas Taylor succeeds Jane Philpott , who is now minister of Indigenous services, responsible for providing services to non-self-governing communities. Hehr will take over stick-handling the forthcoming national accessibility legislation that Qualtrough had been drafting, prior to her promotion to public services. (more...)
Harvey: 17 people rescued by Coast Guard in southern Texas Harvey: 17 people rescued by Coast Guard in southern Texas
- August 29, 2017

The Coast Guard says it received a call at 3:40 a.m. that the commercial diving vessel Gulf Justice was taking on water. Oditt says people facing rising floodwaters should not go into attics since rescuers in the air can not see them. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston is requesting additional HH-60 Jayhawk Helicopters from New Orleans and support from the Air National Guard to support rescue efforts. (more...)
Kidnapped 7-Year-Old Girl Survives Being Thrown Off Bridge Kidnapped 7-Year-Old Girl Survives Being Thrown Off Bridge
- August 29, 2017

A dangerousness hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 31. More charges are expected to be filed against Hubert, the prosecutor said. Hubert was a guest at the party, according to Paul Jarvey, a spokesman for the Worcester County District Attorney's Office. (more...)
That Heathers TV series now has its first promo That Heathers TV series now has its first promo
- August 29, 2017

Heather McNamara, originally portrayed by Lisanne Falk, will be a black lesbian on the show played by Jasmine Mathews. The Heathers of today look like bad girls (plus one boy: Brendan Scannell playing Heather Duke), with their graphic tees and knuckle rings and fishnet pantyhose. (more...)
MP Policeman Runs 1Km with 10 kg Bomb, Saves 400 School Children MP Policeman Runs 1Km with 10 kg Bomb, Saves 400 School Children
- August 28, 2017

Since it was a residential area and a school compound, my only aim was to carry the bomb as far away as possible from there", Patel was quoted as saying by NDTV. He also added that there is a vast army close to the village and the police man will soon find how the bomb reached the village. IG said Patel would be awarded for showing his courage to save lives of people. (more...)
Pak PM inaugurates second LNG terminal at Karachi port
- August 28, 2017

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that functioning of this terminal will be equally beneficial for industrial sector and the common people. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the second LNG terminal at Port Qasim in Karachi on Sunday. Our Karachi correspondent Altaf Pirzado reports that the terminal has been constructed by Pakistan Gas Port Consortium limited in collaboration with the national and global private sector companies. (more...)
Stabbing Victim Made Up Story About Neo-Nazi Attack Stabbing Victim Made Up Story About Neo-Nazi Attack
- August 28, 2017

Witt originally said that on August 16, he was exiting his vehicle outside a Steak 'n Shake restaurant when someone approached him, asked if he was a neo-Nazi, and went to stab him. What it did show, however, was Witt exiting a nearby sporting goods store after purchasing a small knife inside. The man Witt had described as the "suspect" was found to be a nearby transient who was cleared of any involvement, police said. (more...)
Iran Stresses No Military Inspection Allowed under Nuclear Deal Iran Stresses No Military Inspection Allowed under Nuclear Deal
- August 28, 2017

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has written a letter to IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano warning him on the issue, he added. "He's given strong indications that he's just not going to recertify it", said John Glaser, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, the libertarian think tank, according to CNBC. (more...)

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