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In debut United Nations appearance, Trump says 'bureaucracy' stymieing potential In debut United Nations appearance, Trump says 'bureaucracy' stymieing potential
- September 20, 2017

Trump criticized the United Nations during the presidential campaign as weak and incompetent, but has softened his tone since taking office. "The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time", Trump tweeted in December 2016. (more...)
USA embassy thanks PM Hasina for speaking with President Trump USA embassy thanks PM Hasina for speaking with President Trump
- September 20, 2017

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees. (more...)
UN Secretary General names seven biggest threats to humanity
- September 20, 2017

Addressing the climate change, Guterres said that previous year was the hottest ever and the past decade has been the hottest on record. "People are hurting and angry". Mr Guterres pledged to make it a pillar of his term as Secretary General and in his closing words called on the United Nations - the body he now leads - to "advance human dignity for all". (more...)
Qatar Emir Takes Nation's Case to the UN Amid Saudi-Led Embargo Qatar Emir Takes Nation's Case to the UN Amid Saudi-Led Embargo
- September 20, 2017

Kuwait has been trying to mediate the dispute and the United States has taken an increasingly robust role in trying to bring an end to the crisis, but as yet to no avail. On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar, accusing Doha of financing terrorism and extremism. (more...)
Troll, ransomware, alt-right added to dictionary Troll, ransomware, alt-right added to dictionary
- September 20, 2017

Other new words added to Merriam-Webster's list include: "bibimbap ", "Internet of Things ", "pregame " and "have mind ". The phrase " dog whistle " has also been given a new political definition: "an expression or statement that has a secondary meaning meant to be understood only by a particular group of people". (more...)
Maria develops, threatens Caribbean — FIRST ALERT WEATHER Maria develops, threatens Caribbean — FIRST ALERT WEATHER
- September 20, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely risky Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned the storm was likely to become even stronger. (more...)
Spicer thinks critics of Emmys appearance should lighten up Spicer thinks critics of Emmys appearance should lighten up
- September 20, 2017

To make matters worse, a photo posted to Variety's Instagram account caught late night host James Corden on camera giving Spicer a peck on the cheek at the awards show, which elicited further blowback. "Now, I know you think that's a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer ", Corden explained. Spicer told Fox News host Sean Hannity he had " no regrets " about his work at the White House. (more...)
Fate of Iran Nuclear Agreement Dominates New York UN Meetings Fate of Iran Nuclear Agreement Dominates New York UN Meetings
- September 20, 2017

France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani (R) in NY on September 18, 2017, as world leaders gathered in the United States for the UN General Assembly. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that a decision by President Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would "carry a high cost" to the United States' worldwide credibility. (more...)
Huntsman Says 'No Question' Russia Meddled in US Election Huntsman Says 'No Question' Russia Meddled in US Election
- September 20, 2017

President Trump's nominee for ambassador to Russian Federation told a Senate panel on Tuesday that there's "no question" that Moscow was involved in the 2016 election. " Russia continues to threaten stability in Europe, including by violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbors", Huntsman said Tuesday morning. (more...)
Attorney General Herring Seeks Documents Related to Opioid Crisis Attorney General Herring Seeks Documents Related to Opioid Crisis
- September 20, 2017

Opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999, the CDC said. "What we're asking these companies, what did they know and when did they know it?" Opioids are a family of drugs including prescription painkillers like hydrocodone, as well as illicit drugs like heroin. (more...)
State rests its case against Zach Adams in murder of Holly Bobo State rests its case against Zach Adams in murder of Holly Bobo
- September 20, 2017

He said that during his investigation he determined Britt's alibi was "garbage" and that he was long considered the primary suspect. The defense lawyer pressed the former agent about cell phone records in the case. The trial for the man accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo in 2011 continued into its eighth day Tuesday as the defense took the stand. (more...)
United States military forces hold joint military exercises with South Korea, Japan United States military forces hold joint military exercises with South Korea, Japan
- September 19, 2017

North Korea may conduct another nuclear or missile test as the secretive state looks to forward its nuclear capabilities and weapons program, South Korea warned Monday. As world leaders head to the United Nations headquarters in NY for the annual General Assembly meeting this week, Haley's comments indicated the United States was not backing down from its threat of military action against North Korea. (more...)
Trump administration spikes report that highlighted refugee benefits Trump administration spikes report that highlighted refugee benefits
- September 20, 2017

Ali said she remembered Trump as an entertaining character on "The Celebrity Apprentice", but has since changed her opinion. Along with Ali, Abdi Iftan - who resettled from Somalia in 2014, Uyen Nguyen - who came to California as a child in 1985 from Vietnam, and Ghassan al-Chahada - who escaped Syria with his family in 2012, visited Trump's home. (more...)
United States freezes arms sales to Turkey police forces amid strained ties United States freezes arms sales to Turkey police forces amid strained ties
- September 20, 2017

To date, 19 people have been indicted for the brutal beatings, including 15 members of President Erdogan's security detail. The request for Congressional review of the matter was submitted on the eve of the May 16 attack in front of the Turkish Ambassador's residence in Washington, DC, videotaped live by the ANCA's Hamparian; that attack sent peaceful protesters to the hospital. (more...)
M1 Motorway Shut After Suspicious Package Found M1 Motorway Shut After Suspicious Package Found
- September 20, 2017

They also urged motorists to avoid the area. Highways England has posted diversions . The closure has left traffic trapped in both directions in Northamptonshire between junction 15 for the A508 and junction 14 for the A509. Thames Valley Police said: 'The road closures are likely to be in place for some time while police and the fire service investigate the matter'. 'One appliance and crew from Newport Pagnell, one from Broughton, one from Great Holm, the Environmental Protection Unit ... (more...)
BC government to ban union and corporate political donations BC government to ban union and corporate political donations
- September 20, 2017

It means both the Liberal and New Democrat parties will receive just over $8.1 million over five years, while the Green party will get $3.4 million. "This bill honours our government's commitment to get the big money out of politics", he says. (more...)
Vettel to edge Hamilton in Singapore, say bookies Vettel to edge Hamilton in Singapore, say bookies
- September 19, 2017

The anticipated temperatures in Singapore reaching 86 degrees Fahrenheit with 86% of humidity at the time of the race . "In 2015, Singapore provided us with one of the most painful experiences in recent seasons, so we rolled up the sleeves, learned from it and managed to bounce back with a great win previous year". (more...)
Japan's Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea Japan's Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea
- September 20, 2017

US President Donald Trump poked fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday, calling him " Rocket Man " and stating that long gas lines had formed in North Korea as a result of the sanctions. Dealing with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is not going to be easy. Kim has threatened Guam, a USA territory in the Pacific, and has fired two missiles over Japan, a U.S. (more...)
Trump strikes conciliatory tone in first United Nations foray Trump strikes conciliatory tone in first United Nations foray
- September 19, 2017

But, he added, the challenge is for the United Nations, which recently passed a resolution imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea , to help avoid conflict. The president has bilateral meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday. Heads of governments and states of 193 countries who arrived in NY to attend the 72nd session of UN General Assembly joined the meeting held at the UN Headquarters (UNHQ). (more...)
Marriage debate being hijacked: Dutton
- September 20, 2017

The paperwork for the marriage survey started going out last week, and seven days on, a bunch of people have received their letters and quickly sent back their letters - but many haven't yet. "It's OK to vote no", Senator Fierravanti-Wells said, reflecting the No campaign slogan. Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , a strong supporter of gay marriage, defended the right of a church to refuse to marry a young couple who had posted support for same-sex unions on social media. (more...)

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