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USA calls for UN Security Council vote on North Korea on Monday

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Mexico also became the latest nation to respond by expelling North Korea's ambassadors. The draft with the proposed penalties has already circulated the council members on Wednesday. In North Korea, which was marking the nation's founding anniversary Saturday, local media issued fresh calls for a nuclear arms buildup, in defiance of the mounting worldwide sanctions. Read More »

Mexico expels North Korean ambassador in protest against nuclear test

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North Korea said it would respond to any new United Nations sanctions and U.S. pressure with "powerful counter measures", accusing the USA of aiming for war. The Trump administration is reportedly planning to introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that would cut off oil and natural gas exports to North Korea, among other things. Read More »

Maine couple trapped in San Juan as they wait out Irma

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Southwest Airlines had already added three flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, but did not immediately respond to an inquiry about additional extra flights. "We want those trying to leave ahead of the hurricane to focus on their safe evacuation rather than worry about the cost of flights", JetBlue spokesman Doug McGraw said. Read More »

Katia makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast, weakens to tropical storm

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It lost some strength before it landed about 115 miles (185 km) northwest of the port city of Veracruz as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds 75 mph (120 km/h). It then was downgraded to a tropical storm and forecasters expect it to dissipate Saturday. Hurricane Katia , the sixth hurricane of the 2017 season, is expected to make landfall in Mexico early Saturday morning. Read More »

South Koreans clash with policemen over deployed missile systems

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The yen strengthened on Lee's remarks. The demand contradicted the stance of their host, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has dismissed sanctions as a solution. There were 2.3 million fewer Chinese tourists in the five months through July from the same period a year ago. The newspaper said the Thaad system has no effect in stopping missile attacks on the South. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Says he Believes US Willing to Defuse Korea Tensions

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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. Putin made the remarks Wednesday after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Vladivostok, Russia. South Korean officials have also reported signs of another missile test in the works, possibly a long-range launch set for this weekend. Read More »

10000-acre fire burning in OR national park

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In Northern California, a fire destroyed 72 homes and forced about 2,000 people from their homes. The Indian Heaven Wilderness, nearby campsites and a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail are closed due to the fire. Fire authorities said more than 450 firefighters from 10 fire task force companies from Portland, Hillsboro, Gresham and elsewhere worked through the night to provide structure protection. Read More »

JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

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The entire area was sealed by CRPF and state police personnel early this morning. The raid began at 4 a.m. and continued the whole day. During in-chamber proceedings, the NIA also said the two had to be taken to various places in relation to the ongoing investigation, the sources said. Read More »

Kohli records most runs in T20I chases

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India lost both their openers early, but their ship was steadied by skipper Kohli and Manish Pandey who made 51 not out. When Kohli departed, only formalities were to be finished which Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni did without a brow of sweat. Read More »

Can Dennis Rodman Prevent World War III?

That might be a hard-pressed feat to accomplish, considering the contentious situation between the countries and the fact that Rodman has rarely talked about politics with Jong-un. "We ride horses, we hang out, we go skiing". "I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim, I think it would be a great possibility things can happen", he said, adding that Trump and Kim don't have to be friends, just start a dialogue. Read More »

Tropical Storms Jose, Katia now hurricanes

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The center of Katia is expected to remain off the shore of Mexico through Friday morning. The GOES-16 satellite captured this shot around 3:15 p.m. The NHC update put Katia about 185 miles north-northeast of the Mexican state of Veracruz, which is under a hurricane watch. Jose is moving WNW at 17 mph and is 1,185 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Read More »

U.S. mission in India condemns journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder

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Meanwhile, a series of protests have unfolded in Karnataka . "People in front of her house heard gunshots", the city's Police commissioner, T Suneel Kumar, told reporters. "I have spoken to the chief minister and the general secretary of the AICC". Gandhi averred that those responsible should be caught and punished. Read More »

Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rates To 1.00%, Canadian Dollar Spikes Stronger

The Canadian dollar gained more than a penny in reaction to the news on Wednesday, and was changing hands at 82 US cents, the highest level since June 2015. The statement said that removal of "some" of the "considerable" stimulus was warranted, which suggests that at these levels the Bank still views policy as very stimulative. Read More »

European Union court rejects refugee quota challenge from Hungary and Slovakia

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The European Court of Justice [official website] on Wednesday ruled [judgment] that Slovakia and Hungary must host asylum seekers as a part of the EU migration policy [EU materials]. The low level of relocations, the ECJ noted, was partly due to " the lack of cooperation on the part of certain member states ". Peter Szijjartom, the nation's foreign minister, claimed the decision was made on political rather than legal considerations and "jeopardises the security and future of all ... Read More »

US to Deploy Additional THAAD Systems in S. Korea

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Four more rocket launchers will be installed this week at the USA missile defence base in South Korea, the Ministry of National Defence said today. The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea. Read More »

Modi stands by Suu Kyi

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We share a long 1500 to 1700-km-long border with this country and it's a country with which we share a long border and more importantly the country plays an important role in prime minister's foreign policy priorities. "To meet the needs of Upper Myanmar, trucks have started transporting high speed diesel from India", Modi said. India too has invested heavily in connectivity projects through Myanmar - such as the Kaladan multi-modal project that involves developing a port, an inland ... Read More »

Liverpool Fans Furious With Star Player's New Contract Demands

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The Anfield club exploited a £9.75 million release clause when signing Can from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and were aware of the potential for the player's agents, International Soccer Management, to seek one in the future. And Juve chief Beppe Marotta has not been shy in admitting the club's interest in the player. The Reds have signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain since their last Premier League fixture and managed to keep hold of contract rebel Emre Can . Read More »

Vols top Georgia Tech in double-overtime thriller

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Georgia Tech ground out another score before the half, going 70 yards in 16 plays and seven minutes. "All week, I just said I was going to make the most of my opportunities". After UT's offense went three and out, the defense got a much needed Tech turnover as Rashaan Gaulden stripped J.J. Green of the ball at the UT 25-yard line and Micah Abernathy pounced on the ball at the Volunteer 7-yard line. Read More »

Wayne Rooney rules out England return for 2018 World Cup

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Former England striker Wayne Rooney has stated that he has no intention to rescind his decision to quit global football even if the English side qualify for the 2018 World Cup . The estate agency worker reportedly hooked up with ageing soccer star Rooney at the Bubble Room, a ritzy nightspot in the Alderley Edge area of Cheshire, where soccer players like to party when exhausted of kicking up their heels at home. Read More »

NDA Allies Displeased Over Cabinet Reshuffle, Say "This Is BJP's Reshuffle"

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Let them do what they want. Yesterday, the third reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw the promotion of honest and hardworking ministers, and the induction of new faces. "No talks were held on the issue (between BJP and JD (U))", Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said in Patna. The Sena, with 18 Lok Sabha members against two from the JD (U), wanted its share of representation in line with that of the Nitish-led party, which would have meant several more berths for the ... Read More »

With Mahrez missing, Algeria loses in World Cup qualifying

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The North Africans are one of three teams that represented Africa at the last World Cup which are highly unlikely to repeat in 2018. Success gave the southern Africa nation a glimmer of hope in a mini-league being dominated by Nigeria, which thrashed African champion Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo Friday. Read More »

Georgia's Jacob Eason out vs Notre Dame

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Fromm comes in, and he hits the first two balls (he throws), and they get first downs. "App State usually doesn't let it get lopsided". Eason's injury does deal a blow to the quarterback depth for the moment, though the return of senior Brice Ramsey in the offseason is a big bonus. Read More »

UP Police arrests Dr Kafeel Khan from Gorakhour

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Ever since, police had been conducting raids in various locations in order to apprehend the accused. "Khan was apprehended today at around 9 am from Gorakhpur and he is being handed over to Gorakhpur Police", IG, STF, Amitabh Yash told PTI. Read More »

United Kingdom summons North Korean ambassador over missile launch

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Was this the reason that the Dictators half-brother was murdered according to South Koreans spy agency, because he thought that Kim Jong Un was insane and was anxious about his safety? Britain said on Thursday it had summoned the North Korean ambassador to the foreign ministry to condemn its launch of a ballistic missile over Japan's Hokkaido island earlier this week. Read More »