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Trump Requests $7.8 Billion From Congress For Harvey Relief

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Responding to a question about whether the president planned to personally contribute, Sanders said Trump "would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people that we've seen across this country do, and he's pledging $1 million of personal money to the fund". Read More »

Trump Picks Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine As Next NASA Administrator

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Since the end of NASA's space shuttle program in 2011, the United States has had to rely on Russian Federation to ferry their astronauts to the International Space Station. The bipartisan pushback against Trump's nominee for NASA administrator underscores the importance of the agency to Florida, home of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Read More »

Madonna Says She's Working On New Music in Portugal

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Madonna at the MET 2017 Costume Institute Gala on the theme of "Rei Kawakubo/comme des Garçons: Art Of The In-Between" in NY on may 1, 2017. 'I used to be a basket case but now I Live in Lisbon! She's also mom to Lourdes , 20; Rocco , 17; David , 11; and Mercy , 11. Read More »

Sir Tom Jones postpones U.S. tour following medical advice

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The tour was supposed to begin after he wrapped up his Summer U.K. and European tour in early August. The Welsh performer was due to start his tour across America on September 6 but it will now take place in 2018. Jones, whose real name is Sir Thomas John Woodward , sent his " sincere apologies " to USA fans planning to attend the shows. The singer did not reveal the medical problem that prompted the change in plans. Read More »

Iran Developed Electromagnetic Radars to Trace Cruise Missiles

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Highlighting Tehran's progress in developing domestic air defense technology, Esmaili said the Bavar-373, Iran's counterpart and supplement to the Russian S-300 system, will be ready to enter service by the end of the current Iranian year, or by March 2018 under the Gregorian calendar. Read More »

At least eight students killed in Nairobi school fire

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This is published unedited from the IANS feed . The girl, who is in Form One, said during the commotion, electricity went off even as the fire spread and the smoke engulfed the dormitory. This sentiment was echoed by some students interviewed by the Nation , who also asked the police to investigate the girl. "We can likely expect more fires next year". Read More »

United States threatens 'massive response' to latest North Korea nuclear test

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Defense Secretary James Mattis gave a brief statement to reporters on Sunday afternoon after huddling with President Donald Trump on options for responding to North Korea's latest nuclear test. Experts say hydrogen bombs use nuclear fusion and can be up to a thousand times or more powerful than an atomic bomb. The worldwide community roundly condemned the Kim regime's latest weapons test. Read More »

Trump says nuclear test shows North Korea remains risky to US

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Of the first shake, the South Korean military confirmed that an artificial quake took place near North Korea's nuclear test site and said it has put its nuclear crisis response team into operation, according to the Yonhap news agency. North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to ideal a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs. Read More »

NK condemns United States for sending strategic assets over Korea

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Most ballistic missiles were fired from two sites - the missile bases in Wonsan and Gitdaeryong, both in Kangwon Province - with 20 missiles launched from each. A joint mediation effort put forward by China and Russian Federation would involve a mutual pause in both missile tests by North Korea as well as the joint South Korean-US military exercises by Seoul. Read More »

Malala calls on Suu Kyi to condemn Rohingya treatment

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Marsudi, who arrived in Myanmar at midnight, will sit with a number of Myanmar's government and military officials, as well as the country's state counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. Rakhine has been a crucible of religious violence since 2012, when riots erupted. "She and all of Burma will have our full support in that". The makeshift camps set up at the time are being expanded but the International Organization for Migration warns aid agencies "are now ... Read More »

Mattis says he and Trump are on same page regarding North Korea

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North Korea, which claims Washington has long threatened it by flaunting the powerful USA nuclear arsenal, describes the long-range B-1Bs as "nuclear strategic bombers" although the United States no longer arms them with nuclear weapons. It reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia at large. "In a few months, that will be a reality", Le Drian said , "At that moment, when it has the capability to hit the us, even Europe and ... Read More »

BRICS Plus leaders agree on closer South-South ties

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A week after Chinese and Indian soldiers came out of their stand-off in Bhutan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that defence personnel contacts should be strengthened to ensure that Doklam-like situations do not recur. Read More »

UK PM May Wants To "Intensify" Speed Of Brexit Negotiations

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Coveney said there has been good progress made between United Kingdom and European Union negotiators last week on the common travel area, which allows United Kingdom and Irish citizens to travel without passport checks across the border. "It's nonsense. The story is completely wrong", he said, accusing the European Union of using the tight Brexit timetable to nearly bully the United Kingdom into agreeing to a figure. Read More »

Dell Technologies Championship results: Justin Thomas takes 5th win of season

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But Spieth, who finished second at 14 under, shot two over on the back nine, leaving the door open for the US PGA Championship victor. His win in Boston was his fifth title of a remarkable season and lifts him to fourth in the world rankings, but he was careful to play down talk of him being the world's best golfer at the moment. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms over the open Atlantic

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In Florida, we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best and while the exact path of Irma is not absolutely known at this time, we can not afford to not be prepared. Early forecast models continue to show a strong right turn into Florida, but have moved further west with fewer showing the Matthew-like pattern that would skim the east coast. Read More »

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear test, confirms Japan

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State-controlled media say it was a hydrogen bomb. The U.S Geological Survey said it had recorded a 6.3 magnitude natural disaster at noon Sunday local time, near North Korea's known nuclear test site in the country's northeast region. That was revised up from an initial report of 5.6. Seoul and Washington also discussed deploying USA strategic military assets to the Korean peninsula, South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said in a news briefing. Read More »

South Korea To Enhance Missile Defences In Wake Of North Korea Threat

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Japan and South Korea said it was around 10 times more powerful than the tremor picked up after the last test a year ago.French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United Nations Security Council to react quickly and decisively."The global community must treat this new provocation with the utmost firmness, in order to bring North Korea to come back unconditionally to the path of dialogue and to proceed to the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of its nuclear and ballistic ... Read More »

Financial firms raising alarm over USA debt ceiling

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Mnuchin said if Congress appropriates the money, but he doesn't have the ability to borrow more money and pay for it, "we're not going to be able to get that money to the state". Trump initially requested $7.9 billion for a down payment on aid for Hurricane Harvey victims, the Associated Press reported Saturday , but no decisions appear to have been reached about whether that payment will be tied to legislation to increase the debt ceiling. Read More »

Alabama-South Korean Trade Endangered

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Mr. Trump has threatened previously to withdraw from KORUS, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling both bad deals for the U.S. The U.S. Since the Washington Post's report there have been growing concerns from the US trade community. Some expressed the view that the U.S. leader might be using the economic agenda with South Korea to gain an upper hand in North Korea's nuclear issues. Read More »

National Guard dropping life-saving supplies to communities surrounded by water

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They departed via two Pennsylvania CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Muir Army Airfield at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County and are flying to Grand Prairie airport near Dallas, Wolf said. "I'm proud of our National Guard and first responders who are able to offer support to the citizens of Texas". "The soldiers will join Guardsmen from across the nation who are being activated in response to Hurricane Harvey", the Guard's statement reads. Read More »

United States orders closure of Russian consulate

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The U.S. Department of State, in a statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the Department on Thursday, said the move was to achieve parity in diplomatic missions. security services also intend to search Russia's Consulate General in San Francisco , which the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday will directly threaten the safety of Russian citizens and worsen already hard bilateral relations. Read More »

Cross-party alliances will soften Brexit, says Blackford

Concerns have also been raised about sweeping powers in the Withdrawal Bill that allow ministers to amend the law without going before parliament for as long as two years. The legislation is not supported by the Labour Party, which has requested changes in six areas, including guarantees that workers' rights will be protected. Read More »

Frankfurt UXB evacuation 'biggest in Germany since WWII'

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A tent covers the area around an unexploded British World War II bomb which was found in Frankfurt , Germany . The 1.4 tonne British bomb was found on a building site on Wednesday. "Our bomb technicians begin to work", Frankfurt's police said on Twitter. They were dropped by the RAF and US Air Force during the war. "Ready! Bomb of the Second world war successfully defused ", - stated in the message. Read More »

Kannanthanam J Alphons, MoS Ministry of Tourism, IT - Profile

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Focusing on Kerala as part of its "Mission South" programme, the BJP-led NDA had reconstituted its Kerala unit previous year, inducting senior politician P C Thomas to the NDA central committee. Sitharaman has been promoted to the cabinet while Puri and Kannanthanam became Ministers of State. Alphons was a 1979 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre. Read More »

Police cite hundreds of drivers in CT during holiday weekend

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As of Friday, there have been 529 reported traffic deaths in Virginia, compared to 477 this same date previous year. Troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the worldwide traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E., which stands for Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts. Read More »

Cambodian government accused of 'alarming' crackdown as newspaper closes

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Opposition politicians, rights groups and independent media have come under growing pressure in the run-up to an election next year in which Hun Sen could face the greatest electoral challenge of more than three decades in power. The party called for his release and urged the global community to intervene. Earlier in the year, it suspended joint military exercises with the United States, which has voiced fears over the human rights situation. Read More »

White House still deciding who gets Trump's Harvey donation

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Flooding and damage was visible from the air before landing, according to pool reporters traveling with the President on Air Force One. "You can be as empathetic as you want but if your administration isn't seen as competent in dealing with the problem, it's not going to help you", Smith said. Read More »

Gas prices climbing due to Harvey, holiday demand

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The Paris-based agency, which coordinates energy policies of industrialized nations, said it was monitoring the situation in Texas and Louisiana to assess the hurricane's impact on oil and gas markets and was in very close contact with USA authorities. Read More »