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Hickey quits International Olympic Committee executive board Hickey quits International Olympic Committee executive board
- September 11, 2017

The Irishman was arrested during last year's Rio Olympics in a ticket touting investigation, but denies any wrongdoing. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach predicted "an interesting and successful" week today as he kicked off high-level meetings which will see Paris and Los Angeles handed the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. (more...)
European Union must avoid rupture with Turkey, France's Macron says European Union must avoid rupture with Turkey, France's Macron says
- September 11, 2017

France's Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president's office said. The eminent specialist in European politics across the Atlantic who, as part of his editorial, announces the color: " Emmanuel Macron will be yet another failed French president " (" Emmanuel Macron will be yet another French president to fail "). (more...)
More Bogus 'Voter Fraud' Statistics From Trump's Election Commission More Bogus 'Voter Fraud' Statistics From Trump's Election Commission
- September 11, 2017

Since its formation, the commission has been accused of skirting open-government laws; it has publicly released personal details such as street and email addresses of citizens who contacted it, nearly always to complain; and generated a fierce backlash when it asked state election officials to turn over data on every voter in the United States. (more...)
John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio
- September 12, 2017

Laying out a government policy that's just "you'll be so happy" is like naming a restaurant 'You're Going to Be So Full.' OK, that's the goal, but how? But how? What am I filling myself with? Trump pledged to deport the 800,000 children of illegal immigrants from America and then expedite the process of letting them return as legal citizens, but when Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press" asked how that baffling plan would work, Trump dodged the issue by offering a rosy forecast of the ... (more...)
Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea
- September 12, 2017

DPRK and Republic of Korea (ROK: South Korea) diplomats were already on Russky Island, near Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East, by Sept. 6, 2017, to attend the Eastern Economic Forum (Sept. South Korea's military also conducted a live-fire drill, firing a surface-to-surface ballistic missile and air-to-ground rocket into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan, with North Korea's nuclear test site the virtual target. (more...)
Abe, Moon agree on stronger pressure on N. Korea through sanctions Abe, Moon agree on stronger pressure on N. Korea through sanctions
- September 11, 2017

Dozens of people have been injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police as the United States military added more launchers to the missile-defence system it installed in a southern town to handle North Korean threats. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang warned this week that further THAAD deployment "can only severely damage the strategic security balance in the region", harm the strategic interests of other countries such as China and cause further antagonism on ... (more...)
Would-Be Travelers May Be Stranded as Flights Canceled Ahead of Hurricane Irma Would-Be Travelers May Be Stranded as Flights Canceled Ahead of Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

Shares of airline companies were mostly higher Friday, as a downgrade of Hurricane Irma to a Category 4 storm helped offset yet another unit revenue warning, this time from Southwest Airlines Co. "I understand when you buy at the last minute the price is always ghastly", he said in an interview. After reports on social media of $3,000 one-way fares, American and JetBlue capped direct one-way tickets out of South Florida at $99. (more...)
Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited
- September 12, 2017

These leaders would provide guidance to state BJPs media and social media team at Gandhinagar tomorrow, said Gujarat BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya here today. Partha Chatterjee, state parliamentary affairs minister, said "We are not afraid of BJP. Party leaders need to be more vocal and expose the state government more forcefully". (more...)
Trump marks anniversary of terrorist attacks Trump marks anniversary of terrorist attacks
- September 12, 2017

The Trumps have already tackled White House traditions like the Easter Egg Roll and global tours, but Monday's event marked the first solemn occasion the president and First Lady have had to lead. Ground was broken at the site this past weekend to erect a 93-foot tall memorial to the plane's 33 passengers and seven crew members who died in the crash. (more...)
Jose has officially become the season's fifth hurricane Jose has officially become the season's fifth hurricane
- September 12, 2017

Forecasters expect the storm to make landfall this weekend in Mexico. And the 11th storm of the season, Hurricane Katia , hit the coast of Mexico late on Friday night - although it was soon downgraded to tropical storm status. Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes. It is not unusual for several storms to develop at the same time, but rare for more than one to make landfall in the United States, forecasters say. (more...)
Russian and Japanese leaders Russian and Japanese leaders "decisively condemn" N.Korean tests
- September 11, 2017

In his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Moon received confirmation that Tokyo supports his plans. Protesters clashed with thousands of police at a South Korean village on Thursday (Sept 7) as Seoul deployed the four remaining launchers of the United States anti-missile Thaad system created to protect against mounting threats from North Korea. (more...)
Why Peter Kraus Wasn't Chosen To Be Season 22's 'Bachelor' Why Peter Kraus Wasn't Chosen To Be Season 22's 'Bachelor'
- September 11, 2017

Kraus was being considered for the coveted Bachelor position but ultimately turned down the opportunity because he was "conflicted", according to People's source . "We've kept in touch over the last few years, but this just fit ideal; the timing of this really fit for me", he said . "I'll be 36 in a few weeks so for me it's time", he said of finding that love. (more...)
Cuomo directs flags to half-staff for 9/11 anniversary Cuomo directs flags to half-staff for 9/11 anniversary
- September 11, 2017

The action marks Patriot Day in honor of the almost 3,000 people who died during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the many courageous citizens who came to aid those in need. Flags will fly at half-staff for the entire day. Public buildings, grounds, and facilities will also be required to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday. (more...)
Kid Rock slams media, 'extreme left' and Al Sharpton Kid Rock slams media, 'extreme left' and Al Sharpton
- September 11, 2017

The auditorium had a ribbon cutting last week. "They are trying to use the old confederate flag BS, etc.to stir the pot, when we all know none of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office", Rock wrote on his website . (more...)
Volkswagen shows off new ID Crozz II concept electric SUV Volkswagen shows off new ID Crozz II concept electric SUV
- September 11, 2017

It's just a concept auto at the moment, but Volkswagen intends to put in into production in 2020 as part of a range of ID-branded electric cars. That's because the VW Group is made up of a hugely diverse set of brands sold around the world, such as Audi , Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche , and yes, Volkswagen. (more...)
Katia Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Moves Into Mexico Katia Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Moves Into Mexico
- September 11, 2017

The center of the system touched the coastline at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday in the vicinity of Rancho Nuevo, Veracruz and has kept moving west-southwest, reports SMN. The Mexican government has ended all tropical storm warnings . The SMN has called on populations to take extreme caution due to rain , wind , and flooding in the states of Veracruz, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco. (more...)
Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia
- September 11, 2017

Antigua and Barbuda were alerted of possible "life-threatening flooding " due to Jose. A hurricane watch has been issued for Antigua and Barbuda. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. Predictions: April 6, 2017 - The Tropical Meteorology Project from Colorado State University predicts that the "2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below-average activity". (more...)
China supports United Nations action on North Korea while urging talks China supports United Nations action on North Korea while urging talks
- September 11, 2017

That test, along with a series of missile launches, showed Pyongyang was close to achieving its goal of developing a powerful nuclear weapon that could reach the United States. After every test, the United States incrementally strengthens sanctions against North Korea but the only effect that has had is to strengthen Kim Jong-un's determination to flex his muscles. (more...)
China: UN should take 'necessary measures' on North Korea China: UN should take 'necessary measures' on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Wang also said , "Any new actions taken by the worldwide community against the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] should serve the objective of curbing the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs, while at the same time be conducive to restarting dialogue and consultation". (more...)
North Korea: US will pay for Nikki Haley's 'tongue-lashing' North Korea: US will pay for Nikki Haley's 'tongue-lashing'
- September 11, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration is pushing the U.N. Security Council to ban oil sales to North Korea in a fresh bid to pressure Kim. Mexico, which is locked in tense talks with the US and Canada over updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement, has repeatedly sought to leverage its cooperation with USA security efforts during the negotiations. (more...)

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