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Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary - USA ambassador Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary - USA ambassador
- September 11, 2017

Operation Resolute Support, the USA mission in Afghanistan, released a statement Monday noting that a "small number" of service members suffered injuries after a suicide bomber drove into their convoy in Parwan Province, which is near Bagram airfield. (more...)
Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS
- September 11, 2017

But the 9th Circuit last week ruled that refugees who have relationships with a resettlement agency should be exempt from Trump's order, dealing a setback to his quest to lock most aspiring refugees out of the United States. The court filing is the latest twist in the ongoing legal fight over Trump's sweeping executive order issued in March that barred travelers from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days, a move the Republican president said was necessary for national ... (more...)
Lavrov: US Bombing Syria in Violation of International Law Lavrov: US Bombing Syria in Violation of International Law
- September 11, 2017

Neither side gave details on any sticking points, but diplomats told Reuters they have included the final positions of fighting forces, US unease about Russian involvement in policing the deal, and when to reopen a key border crossing. But there are more higher level USA diplomats in Russia, Kommersant claims, citing several diplomatic sources. Currently, American diplomats may officially enter Russia at more entry points than Russians are allowed to enter the U.S. (more...)
Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up
- September 11, 2017

Highs in the mid 70s. Hurricane Irma will move north through the FL Peninsula through Monday afternoon. 2 AM - 8 AM - Gradual improvement in the Upstate and northeast Georgia as rain intensity and wind relax. The made landfall at 3:35 p.m. Sunday on Marco Island , Fla., as a Category 3 hurricane. The higher gusts will be along the mountains' ridges, closer to the center. (more...)
Carriers add seats/cap fares as Florida braced for Irma Carriers add seats/cap fares as Florida braced for Irma
- September 11, 2017

Delta Airlines is also reducing fares, waiving change fees for customers, and adding extra flights due to Hurricane Irma . In contrast to MIA's decision, "Fort Lauderdale Hollywood-International Airport said Thursday that the last flight from FLL will depart at 7:45 p.m. (more...)
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to visit India: Here's what to expect? Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to visit India: Here's what to expect?
- September 11, 2017

This time, nearly three weeks after the "disengagement" of Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam, Abe is the first foreign leader to visit the country. "Prime Minister Abe's free and open Indo-Pacific strategy is also intent of Japan to play a larger role in the Indian Ocean under the banner of pro-active contribution to peace", he added. (more...)
Footage shows apocalyptic consequences of Irma storm in Florida Footage shows apocalyptic consequences of Irma storm in Florida
- September 11, 2017

While the projected track showed Irma raking the state's Gulf Coast, forecasters warned that the entire Florida peninsula - including the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people - was in extreme danger from the monstrous storm, nearly 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide. (more...)
South Korea deploys USA anti-missile launchers amid clashes with protesters South Korea deploys USA anti-missile launchers amid clashes with protesters
- September 11, 2017

Moon urged Russian Federation to back stronger sanctions including the cutting off oil supplies, but Putin expressed concern that such moves would hurt regular North Koreans, said Yoon Young-chan, Moon's chief press secretary. President Moon Jae-in has stressed the necessity of strengthening cooperation between South Korea and Russian Federation, saying it will not only help their joint prosperity but also lead North Korea to change its course. (more...)
Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

The four launchers were in addition to others that have already been installed in South Korea since March. Putin, speaking at an economic forum in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok alongside his South Korean counterpart and the Japanese prime minister, had previously warned that simmering tensions around Pyongyang's missile program could tip into "global catastrophe". (more...)
Russian Federation refuses to budge on N. Korea Russian Federation refuses to budge on N. Korea
- September 11, 2017

They are also considered sympathetic toward their communist neighbor North Korea. "The global community must unite in applying the greatest possible pressure on North Korea", Abe said just four days after Pyongyang staged its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, which it described as a "perfect success". (more...)
10 soldiers dead as Al Shabaab storms Somalian borders 10 soldiers dead as Al Shabaab storms Somalian borders
- September 11, 2017

Militant Islamists have attacked a Somali military base and police station near the border with Kenya, killing eight soldiers, an official has said. Formed in 2006, Al Shabaab wants to topple the Western-backed government and impose its strict interpretation of Islam. (more...)
North Korea celebrates its largest nuclear blast with larger nuclear blast North Korea celebrates its largest nuclear blast with larger nuclear blast
- September 11, 2017

Kim Jong Un's regime "is closely following the moves of the US with vigilance", its state-run Korean Central News Agency said Monday, citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On Sunday, North Korean state television said Pyongyang had conducted a "successful" hydrogen bomb test, hours after two tremors were detected in the country. (more...)
Two trains crash injuring around 30 people in Switzerland Two trains crash injuring around 30 people in Switzerland
- September 11, 2017

The Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn railway said as quoted by media that a train misfunctions led to the crash. It is thought around 100 passengers were on the trains involved. An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the accident. Andermatt, a historic ski town near the crossroads of several Swiss cantons, has been the site of extensive touristic development in recent years, notably driven by the Egyptian billionaire developer Samih Sawiris . (more...)
As world watches Irma, hurricanes Jose and Katia gather strength As world watches Irma, hurricanes Jose and Katia gather strength
- September 11, 2017

Jose is similar to Irma in the sense that it's a Cape Verde hurricane , a type of storm that forms in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands (now known as Cabo Verde). Browne described the damage to Barbuda from Irma as "horrible", saying the storm ripped into the island with the force of a "bomb" going off. "We think, based on model simulations that climate change is having an effect, making storms slightly more intense with higher rainfall rates, but these changes are ... (more...)
Antifa Members Arrested After Violent Clashes With Police in Portland, Ore Antifa Members Arrested After Violent Clashes With Police in Portland, Ore
- September 11, 2017

Tensions flared at the waterfront area, with one person taken into custody after counter-protesters knocked down a fence that police had put up. The Portland Police Bureau said the crowd became "violent and criminal", with anti-fascist protesters throwing smoke devices and other projectiles at officers in a waterfront park. (more...)
Parents threaten lawsuit against Church of England school over trans student Parents threaten lawsuit against Church of England school over trans student
- September 11, 2017

The boy who wore a dress to school also turned up at the Rowe son's royal-themed birthday party in a blue velvet dress. "We have a social understanding that we have boys and we have girls", Nigel told BBC Radio 4's Today . If the couple launches legal action then they will claim that the school is wrong to follow the Equality Act because now, the Gender Recognition Act stated that legal gender recognition only applies to people over the age of 18. (more...)
Ground Zero Remembers 9/11, President and First Lady Join Moment of Silence Ground Zero Remembers 9/11, President and First Lady Join Moment of Silence
- September 11, 2017

The 8:46 a.m. ceremony is the first of a number the president will attend on the anniversary of 9/11: Trump will also hold a moment of silence at the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. ceremony at the White House. Last year, Trump joined in a bipartisan 9/11 remembrance ceremony in New York City that later became a heated political moment in the 2016 presidential race. (more...)
Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies
- September 11, 2017

The US on Monday demanded the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea for detonating what Pyongyang said was a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on a missile. Guterres told reporters at United Nations headquarters in NY on Tuesday that North Korea's nuclear and missile tests threaten regional and global stability. (more...)
S.Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Though he took a more critical view this week, Moon previously raised the notion of military talks between North and South as a way to possibly ease the growing strain. Haley did not spell out what measures Washington was seeking, but diplomats said it could target oil supplies to North Korea - potentially dealing a major blow to its economy. (more...)
China Supports UN Action on North Korea While Urging Talks
- September 11, 2017

Two launchers have been operational at the site since May. Geng urged South Korea and the United States to stop the deployment of THAAD, adding that its powerful radar could probe Chinese territory and therefore undermine the country's security. (more...)

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