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Trump travels to Texas, Louisiana to survey Hurricane Harvey damage

Trump travels to Texas, Louisiana to survey Hurricane Harvey damage Despite clear skies on Thursday, the city of Houston remained paralysed by flooding caused by the storm, and other parts of Texas were still reeling from Harvey's impact. "Today it's all swept up and cleaned up". The White House asked Congress for almost $7.9 billion in emergency aid , calling it a "down payment" on the long-term cost of recovering from the catastrophic flooding. [Full Article...]

Singapore 'strongly condemns' N Korean nuclear test: MFA

Singapore 'strongly condemns' N Korean nuclear test: MFA The two North Korean earthquakes, measured by Chinese monitors as magnitude 6.3, and then magnitude 4.6, triggered by the hydrogen bomb explosion on Sunday, prompted reports of tremors in Chinese border towns and scrambled Chinese jets. North Korea "has ignored the worldwide community's widespread opposition, again carrying out a nuclear test". "We'll do our best to collect information", he said... [Full Article...]

North Korea may have conducted 6th nuclear test, reports say

North Korea may have conducted 6th nuclear test, reports say After its fourth nuclear test, in January 2016, it claimed that the device was a miniaturized H-bomb, which has the potential to be far more powerful than other nuclear devices. North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb today in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the natural disaster it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. [Full Article...]

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cann

Bank Of The West acquired 3,203 shares as Amgen Inc ( AMGN)'s stock declined 9.68%. Pettee Investors Inc. held its stake in Amgen Inc. The stock managed 2.37% rise and now stands at $177.77 as of August 31, 2017. Carroll Financial Associate has invested 0.11% in Amgen, Inc. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Leerink Swann on Friday, February 5. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenhei... [Full Article...]

[Breaking] North Korea claims successful test of H-bomb warhead for ICBM

[Breaking] North Korea claims successful test of H-bomb warhead for ICBM China, North Korea's only major ally, condemned the test . A meeting of Seoul's National Security Council has been convened, national news agency Yonhap reported. This undated picture released by North Korea's state-run news agency on Sunday shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un looking at what Pyongyang claims is a hydrogen bomb, which can be loaded into the country's new intercontinental ... [Full Article...]

North Korea quake suggests it's held sixth nuclear test: Japan

North Korea quake suggests it's held sixth nuclear test: Japan Hours after an earthquake-sized "explosion" was detected in North Korea's northern region, the reclusive, communist state said that it detonated a hydrogen bomb that could be placed on an ICBM. The USGS and China's quake administration detected a second tremor in North Korea minutes after the first, describing it as a cave-in or collapse. [Full Article...]

Nirmala Sitharaman, second woman after Indira Gandhi to become Defence Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman, second woman after Indira Gandhi to become Defence Minister Asked if her selection as Defence Minister broke a glass ceiling, she said: "Yes". Earlier, Indira Gandhi held the portfolio in 1975 and from 1980-1982, but only as an additional charge. In her initial days as spokesperson, the Tamil Nadu-born politician admitted her knowledge of Hindi was limited but she soon had gained proficiency. [Full Article...]

Sitharaman replaces Jaitley as defence minister, Piyush Goyal gets railways

Sitharaman replaces Jaitley as defence minister, Piyush Goyal gets railways Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Minority Affairs Minister Muqtar Abbas Naqvi are expected to continue in their departments as Cabinet ministers. All the new ministers are from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore replaced Vijay Goel in the Sports Ministry, while also remaining the MoS in the I&B Ministry. [Full Article...]

Gun Runner leaves no doubt in Woodward

Gun Runner leaves no doubt in Woodward Gun Runner and his jockey, Florent Geroux , bided their time in second as three-quarters of a mile went in 1:10.45. On Saturday, he "was carrying everybody, all of us under these circumstances", trainer Steve Asmussen said. He keeps running against the top two horses in the world. During a quirky summer season that has seen little consistency from numerous top horses in most divisions, Gu... [Full Article...]

Japan 'trusts United Kingdom economy' says PM Abe

While the statement said the regime's actions were a threat to all United Nations member states, it did not threaten new sanctions against Pyongyang. The firm is hoping to boost demand from Japan and the United States partly as a way to mitigate against any risks from Brexit which could add costs and delays to the 15 percent of cars it now sells into the European Union . [Full Article...]

Police cite hundreds of drivers in CT during holiday weekend

Police cite hundreds of drivers in CT during holiday weekend Candidates must be now employed by a Virginia law enforcement organization, have at least three years of DCJS-certified law enforcement experience, and be a VCIN Level C Operator. Drivers are reminded to act responsibly as they enjoy the holiday. It's part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. The Virginia State Police is urging drivers to #Drive2SaveLives this Labor Day weekend . [Full Article...]

5.6-magnitude quake detected in N.Korea

5.6-magnitude quake detected in N.Korea South Korea's main spy agency has previously asserted that it does not think Pyongyang now has the ability to develop miniaturized nuclear weapons that can be mounted on ballistic missiles. Chung said South Korea will also seek new UN Security Council sanctions to "completely isolate" North Korea. He also said Moon will discuss with Washington ways to deploy the "strongest strategic assets" the ... [Full Article...]

Trump Will Discuss South Korea Trade Deal With Senior Advisers

Trump Will Discuss South Korea Trade Deal With Senior Advisers Trump's comments on Saturday came amid a standoff over North Korea's missile and nuclear tests. Trump's comment, a day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan that drew United Nations and other global condemnation, renewed his tough rhetoric toward reclusive, nuclear-armed and increasingly isolated North Korea. [Full Article...]

Will do my best, says former diplomat, now minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Will do my best, says former diplomat, now minister Hardeep Singh Puri The NDA government's shake up of its Council of Ministers was probably the last major rejig ahead of the 2019 polls. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi- He is elevated to cabinet rank. He has received Antrik Suraksha Sewa Padak and a Special Service Medal for his exemplary work in the Maoist-infested regions of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in 1990. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court declares Kenyan presidential election invalid

Supreme Court declares Kenyan presidential election invalid Analysts bemoaned the wait, adding that the court's final statement will likely influence the next vote and the people who will be in charge of carrying it out. According to the State House, the election petition ruling has pleased many, but has also disappointed many in equal measures. He said this had compromised the "integrity of the entire presidential election ". [Full Article...]

Somalia: Al Shabaab Launches Dawn Raid On Jubbaland Army Base Near Kismayo

Somalia: Al Shabaab Launches Dawn Raid On Jubbaland Army Base Near Kismayo The attacked base was used by jointly by the Somali military and Jubbaland regional forces. "They did not seize the base and they did not enter it", he said. State radio also reported the base had been attacked but said casualties were not yet known. The al-Shabab militant group claimed killing 26 government troops and seizing vehicles and weapons. [Full Article...]

More Than 100 Hikers Trapped By Oregon Wildfires Await Rescue

More Than 100 Hikers Trapped By Oregon Wildfires Await Rescue A portion of the Eagle Creek Trail had been closed for weeks because of another fire that erupted July 4. Investigators believe a person set the fire. Those in the Level Three evacuation zone are ordered to leave their homes immediately, with shelter provided by the Red Cross at the Skamania County Fairgrounds just across the Columbia River in Stevenson, Washington. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Will Donate $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Donald Trump Will Donate $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Then-US President George W. Bush's administration was roundly criticized for its botched early response to the storm. "There was an outbreak of compassion only", Trump said . Another concern is that the government's cash reserves are running low since the nation's debt limit has been reached and the Treasury Department is using accounting measures to cover expenses. [Full Article...]

President Trump pledges $1 million of his personal money to Harvey relief

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Corpus Christi. "It's been really nice", according to the pool report . "I think Congress is going to make a comeback". She said she wasn't exactly aware of the source. But, as is often the case in Washington, a funding fight may be inevitable. It is believed that about 80% of Texans do not have flood insurance to cover the wreckage... [Full Article...]

Croatia back on top of Group I after beating Kosovo

Croatia back on top of Group I after beating Kosovo Unsurprisingly against minnows Kosovo , Croatia dominated possession, but their football was certainly affected by a sodden and cut-up pitch after last night's deluge. Ukraine had moved temporarily to the top of the group with a 2-0 victory over Turkey after a brace from Andriy Yarmolenko . Iceland is third on 13 points and Turkey has 11. [Full Article...]


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