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Three active hurricanes at once: Katia forms in the Gulf Three active hurricanes at once: Katia forms in the Gulf
- September 07, 2017

In the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Katia is expected to hit the Mexican state of Veracruz. The government has confirmed one death on Barbuda caused by Hurricane Irma . Jose is the 10th named storm of the year, and comes as powerful Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm , moves toward Antigua and perhaps the US, after Harvey devastated Texas with record amounts of rain. (more...)
Ambassador Bridge Twin Span Gets Canadian Permit Ambassador Bridge Twin Span Gets Canadian Permit
- September 07, 2017

They already own the Ambassador Bridge and they say the new bridge will have six new lanes right next to it with approval from Canada. "We especially thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada for issuance of the final permit supporting our Company to make this major investment in worldwide infrastructure", said Matthew Maroun, whose family owns the Ambassador Bridge. (more...)
Explosion reported at East Chicago post office Explosion reported at East Chicago post office
- September 07, 2017

Chicago Ave., acting East Chicago Fire Department Chief Francisco Mendez said. Her condition has not yet been reported by officials. The Porter County's bomb squad was on scene with a bomb disposal robot. Police and fire crews have blocked off the roads surrounding the post office on Chicago Avenue. Two employees were in the building at the time of the explosion. (more...)
North Korea oil sanctions a challenge for China North Korea oil sanctions a challenge for China
- September 07, 2017

California Rep. Ed Royce, the chairman of the House foreign affairs committee, told CNN Tuesday that he's considering additional measures to put economic pressure on North Korea . Considering Trump's tough talk was met with a subsequent missile test over Japan, it's clear that North Korea perceives the president's threats as bravado and rhetoric. (more...)
USA proposes United Nations ban on oil to North Korea and asset freeze USA proposes United Nations ban on oil to North Korea and asset freeze
- September 07, 2017

A draft US-authored resolution submitted to the UN Security Council would go far beyond seven previous rounds of sanctions - and would rock KimĀ“s isolated authoritarian regime. The draft text takes aim directly at North Korea's leadership with a freeze on leader Kim's assets as well as those of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea and the government of North Korea. (more...)
Richard Branson takes refuge in Necker wine cellar Richard Branson takes refuge in Necker wine cellar
- September 07, 2017

Branson is now on Necker Island in the Carribean, which he purchased in 1979 for $180,000, and where he says he experienced three hurricanes over the last 30 years. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Rather than anxiety, Mr Branson projected festiveness on the night before the storm was expected to hit. (more...)
World unity crumbles in face of North Korea threat World unity crumbles in face of North Korea threat
- September 07, 2017

During his Russian Federation visit, Moon spoke warmly of his relationship with Putin, saying the two were "friendly" and shared the same aims. He said more than 600 South Korean companies are working in Russia , while South Korean investments in the Russian economy exceed $2bln. (more...)
Punggye-ri Nuke Test Site Could Become a Disaster Punggye-ri Nuke Test Site Could Become a Disaster
- September 07, 2017

The respected 38 North website, which is linked to Johns Hopkins University in the U.S., published satellite images taken Monday showing changes in the surface at the Punggye-ri test site where the ground had been lifted into the air by the tremors, and small landslides going into stream beds. (more...)
Watch as Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean Watch as Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean
- September 07, 2017

Hurricane Irma is now a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour at its core. Irma may not make landfall, but that doesn't mean the storm won't cause a substantial amount of damage. Long lines formed at gas stations and people pulled shutters out of storage and put up plywood to protect their homes and businesses. McMaster made the comments during a news conference in Columbia Wednesday afternoon in which he discussed his state of emergency declaration ... (more...)
Assange: If Trump stops trade with China, he'll be removed from Office Assange: If Trump stops trade with China, he'll be removed from Office
- September 07, 2017

Dampening down war talk, Mr Turnbull and Mr Trump had what the PM described as a "warm" and "constructive" discussion for about 30 minutes on Wednesday morning, agreeing the global community had to exert maximum diplomatic and economic pressure on Kim Jong-un to give up his weapons program. (more...)
Trump and Australian prime minister hold 'very constructive' call on N.Korea Trump and Australian prime minister hold 'very constructive' call on N.Korea
- September 07, 2017

The two leaders agreed that maximum pressure, both diplomatic and economic, was required to push back on North Korea's nuclear tests and threats, and spoke of China being the key player in tamping down the rogue state's actions. "The recent self-defence measures by my country, DPRK, are a "gift package" addressed to none other than the U.S". 'Secretary Mattis assured Minister Song that the United States remains ironclad in its commitment to the defence of the ROK (Republic of Korea),' the ... (more...)
North Dakota to be setting for Trump's 'aggressive' tax reform pitch North Dakota to be setting for Trump's 'aggressive' tax reform pitch
- September 07, 2017

Kevin Cramer (R-ND). The president met with Republican congressional leaders Tuesday to discuss the tax effort, which aims to simplify the tax code, lower the rate for corporations, and reduce the tax burden for middle class families. "And if she doesn't do it for you, you have to vote her out of office", Trump said last week. On Wednesday, Trump will continue to hammer Democrats for "obstructing" American jobs, a line of attack he debuted last week in the home state of Democratic Senator ... (more...)
Driver crashes into crowd at Labor Day block party, injuring 8 Driver crashes into crowd at Labor Day block party, injuring 8
- September 07, 2017

Ringold Street shortly after 4 p.m. Monday. The vehicle hit the bystanders a block apart around 4 p.m. and at least eight people were believed to be seriously injured, ABC6 reported . No arrests have yet been made, though the female driver is expected to face DUI charges. The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Also noted that among them was a pregnant woman. (more...)
Jose strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic Ocean Jose strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic Ocean
- September 07, 2017

On Wednesday morning its maximum sustained wind speeds had reached nearly 60mph and it was moving west, from its position some 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, at about 13mph. Jose is in the Atlantic, and is expected to turn more to the north later in the week from its current westward track. Katia is expected to threaten Mexico as a large area of dry, sinking air over Texas and Louisiana will keep the storm south of the continental United States for now, AccuWeather said. (more...)
Kim Jong-un 'unlikely' to hit button first Kim Jong-un 'unlikely' to hit button first
- September 07, 2017

Dr Rublee said that might be the end game for North Korea: not a cataclysmic war that would nearly certainly annihilate Kim Jong-un's regime and risk mass death and destruction in the U.S. The Aug. 5 resolution capped the number of North Koreans working overseas at the current level. The new draft resolution would impose a complete ban on the hiring and payment of North Korean laborers overseas. (more...)
Trump is not my bride - Putin Trump is not my bride - Putin
- September 07, 2017

Russian Federation regarded Pyongyang's latest test as a serious threat to peace and security in the region, the Kremlin said. The Russian leader urged dialogue with Pyongyang. Either way, it's too risky to assume North Korea is bluffing. South Korea said it was talking to Washington about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Russian Federation calls North Korea test 'provocative' Russian Federation calls North Korea test 'provocative'
- September 07, 2017

Mr Shorten said he was pleased about the phone call between Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull. He also questioned the effectiveness of tightening sanctions , as the USA has suggested, saying that they will not change the behavior of Kim Jong Un and his regime. (more...)
Massive Wildfire Devastates Parts of Oregon, Washington Massive Wildfire Devastates Parts of Oregon, Washington
- September 07, 2017

Crews battling the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge saved a almost century-old historic lodge. "Our hearts are breaking", Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury said at a news conference. As of Wednesday, winds had changed direction, but continued blowing down the gorge. Temperatures are expected to be cooler Wednesday, but a warning will be in effect in the afternoon for potential lightning. (more...)
China and the U.S. at odds over response to North Korea China and the U.S. at odds over response to North Korea
- September 07, 2017

North Korea and its recent provocations will likely top the agenda at the one-on-one meeting, as it follows the communist state's testing of its sixth and possibly most powerful nuclear bomb. When asked to comment on the U.S. probe into alleged ties between Trump's campaign team and Russian intelligence, Putin said, " It's America's internal political issue and not Russia's business ". (more...)
United Nations sanctions seek oil embargo, ban on North Korean workers United Nations sanctions seek oil embargo, ban on North Korean workers
- September 07, 2017

And China - if only it would help more! The country's ambassador to the United Nations accused the USA of reckless provocations and attempts to put pressure on North Korea. Security Council resolutions. In addition, former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho , who defected to South Korea in 2016, seems to have come to a similar conclusion. (more...)