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Spain declares North Korean ambassador persona non grata

Spain declares North Korean ambassador persona non grata South Korea on Thursday made a decision to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the $8 million worth of assistance amid tensions created by Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. [Full Article...]

Ex-CIA operative apologizes for tweet of anti-Semitic article

Ex-CIA operative apologizes for tweet of anti-Semitic article Wilson on social media, she initially defended the article . But Buzzfeed has discovered at least one other instance when Plame has retweeted an article from the same site that published " America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars ", Unz.com, which does have a reputation for occasionally publishing works that blame Jews for various ills. [Full Article...]

Rohingya settlers not refugees, they are 'illegal immigrants'

Rohingya settlers not refugees, they are 'illegal immigrants' He said India would not be violating any worldwide law by acting against illegal immigrants as the issue was related to India's national security. In any case, he said, "There is a process through which you get refugee status and none from among these people have followed that procedure". [Full Article...]

Spain Expels N.Korean Ambassador

Spain Expels N.Korean Ambassador The sanctions were enacted after North Korea launched its sixth and most powerful nuclear test earlier this month. Spain is the latest country to ask a North Korean ambassador to leave. The North Korean ambassadors to Myanmar and Egypt were replaced a year ago after they were put on a UN Security blacklist. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in the US last week that he would consider se... [Full Article...]

China urges North Korea to not to go further in 'dangerous direction'

He was speaking two days after US President Donald Trump in his own address threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if the Chinese ally attacks. "We resolutely condemn the nuclear missile adventures of Pyongyang in violation of Security Council resolutions". "North Korea's nuclear programme is a grave threat to peace and security in our world, and it is unacceptable that others financial... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Largest Airport Closed After Private Jet Crash on Runway

Turkey's Largest Airport Closed After Private Jet Crash on Runway A small private jet, carrying five people onboard, ran off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport and caught fire on Thursday. The plane had taken off from the airport for northern Cyprus but soon detected a technical malfunction and chose to abort the flight and go back, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. [Full Article...]

Charges: Driver fled because he was 'traumatized' by sight of dying girlfriend

Charges: Driver fled because he was 'traumatized' by sight of dying girlfriend The complaint stated that Campbell had a history of other motor vehicle charges, which include 'convictions for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign and a conviction in January of this year for a hit-and-run accident for which he is still on probation, ' according to KSTP . [Full Article...]

President Halimah Yacob sends condolences over Mexico natural disaster

President Halimah Yacob sends condolences over Mexico natural disaster Rescuers have been racing to find survivors beneath the school, located in Mexico City's southeast. Thirty-two of the dead were children. The latest disaster occurred in southern Mexico on Tuesday , September 19 at 2:14 pm (Eastern time), when the city was jolted by a massive quake that measured 7.1 on the Richter scale. [Full Article...]

Governor To Tap Emergency Funds to Cover Budget Gap; No Special Session

Governor To Tap Emergency Funds to Cover Budget Gap; No Special Session The $13 million that Reynolds will end up transferring from emergency reserves will need to be paid back during the budget year that's now in effect, which could translate into additional funding cuts down the road. Kim Reynolds said the decrease was a "direct result" of reforms that took effect in July, but council officials said the legislation played no part in the lower rates. [Full Article...]

Haley says Mattis will 'take care' of North Korea if diplomacy fails

Haley says Mattis will 'take care' of North Korea if diplomacy fails Haley says President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat against North Korea wasn't an empty threat. "We wanted to be responsible and go to all diplomatic means to get their attention first". "I think what the president's saying is, 'Look we've done all this, but we can do a whole lot more.' Everybody in the global community sees what a big deal it is". [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico without power; Hurricane Maria could move north

Islands in the Caribbean had less than two weeks to recover from one of the most destructive hurricanes in the past decade before being hit again by another giant storm - Hurricane Maria. Some neighbours pitched in to help clear the smaller branches, including Shawn Zimmerman, a 27-year-old student from Lewistown, Pennsylvania who moved to Puerto Rico almost two years ago. [Full Article...]

North Korea releases photos it claims are of latest missile test

North Korea releases photos it claims are of latest missile test The U.S. has frequently deployed the Lancers to the peninsula after North Korean tests, but it sent the F-35s from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni for the first time on August 31 after another missile was lobbed over the Japanese island of Hokkaido. [Full Article...]

China, Russia urge Korean peninsula dialogue

China, Russia urge Korean peninsula dialogue Critics have raised concerns that Seoul's aid may compromise worldwide efforts to pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile aspirations. But the liberal-leaning government of President Moon Jae-in said it has no intention of requesting that the US bring back such weapons. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea president Moon Jae-in meets Thomas Bach

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea president Moon Jae-in meets Thomas Bach The claims were later refuted by another South Korean official. Seoul's aid package would include $4.5 million for the World Food Program, while $3.5 million would go to the United Nations Children's Fund, which earlier in the day reiterated the dire conditions facing minors in North Korea - with around 200,000 of the reclusive state's children suffering from malnutrition. [Full Article...]

Trump Lauds Close 'Friend of Mine' Erdoğan as 'Getting Very High Marks'

Trump Lauds Close 'Friend of Mine' Erdoğan as 'Getting Very High Marks' Voice of America TV footage shows audience members pummeling him as USA security officers tried to hustle him to safety. A dozen men and one woman wanted by USA law enforcement on various assault charges were identified as Turkish security officials. [Full Article...]

Groundhog Wiarton Willie dies at age 13

Groundhog Wiarton Willie dies at age 13 The young groundhog was taken back to Wiarton to be Willie's "understudy". A funeral procession will then travel through the park to a statue of Willie's likeness, where the albino groundhog will be honoured, according to the town. Now going by the name Wee Willie, the town is set to introduce him as the new Wiarton Willie following the memorial service. Willie's prognostication has always bee... [Full Article...]

Trump, Moon to meet amid tensions over North Korea

Trump, Moon to meet amid tensions over North Korea President Trump announced a new round of sanctions against North Korea Thursday , the latest attempt by the U.S.to slow Kim Jong-un's progress toward a nuclear weapon. Long gas lines forming in North Korea . Ja was seated in the front row of the assembly hall, facing the podium where Trump would deliver his speech. [Full Article...]

BBP tiger dies after fight

BBP tiger dies after fight A nine-year-old White Tiger, who had strayed into the enclosure of Bengal tigers on September 17, died after being attacked by them at Bannerghatta Bio Park near Bengaluru on Thursday. The wounded tiger had been showing signs of improvement. While closing the gates there was some lack of coordination. The Bengal tiger is the most numerous of subspecies of tigers. [Full Article...]

Haley: 'Plenty' of military options available for dealing with North Korea

Washington , Sep 15 (AFP) The White House said today that President Donald Trump will meet the leaders of Japan and South Korea in NY next week to discuss the "urgent" threat posed by North Korea and dismissed claims there was no military option to dealing with Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

President Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea

The president also said that Chinese President Xi Jinping had ordered Chinese banks to cease conducting business with North Korean entities. Trump added the new Executive Order will "significantly expand" the U.S.' power to target "individuals, companies, financial institutions", that help North Korea trade with other countries. [Full Article...]


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