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Former Connecticut Resident Riding Out Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Former Connecticut Resident Riding Out Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has described Maria as the "worst hurricane in modern history in Puerto Rico ", and noted its damage could prove to be "catastrophic". The difficulty is, it is moving slowly - giving Maria more time to unleash its power on the island and its infrastructure. The trio of hurricanes come after Hurricane Harvey brought widespread destruction to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf... [Full Article...]

Congress could not deliver on job creation, neither can Modi: Rahul Gandhi

Congress could not deliver on job creation, neither can Modi: Rahul Gandhi He claimed that almost 30,000 youngsters come into the job market every day, but there are only 450 jobs. Rahul Gandhi's address comes days after his recent address at the University of California, Berkeley , where, in his speech on "India at 70", he reflected on contemporary India and the path forward for the world's largest democracy. [Full Article...]

Nigeria Signs Anti Nuclear Weapons Treaty At UNGA

Nigeria Signs Anti Nuclear Weapons Treaty At UNGA NATO on Wednesday condemned a United Nations treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the global response to North Korea's atomic weapons programme. None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons - US, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel - took part in the negotiations. [Full Article...]

Governors pick sides in new health bill bid

Governors pick sides in new health bill bid The bill's momentum came so suddenly that the No. 2 Senate Republican, John Thune, called Cassidy "the grave robber" because "this thing was six feet under". McCain, whose thumbs-down in a July vote seemingly doomed Trump's hopes of repealing ObamaCare, has been non-committal. The Graham-Cassidy bill, which could come to the Senate floor without a complete CBO score and after only one committee ... [Full Article...]

Russian helicopter 'accidentally fires rocket near onlookers'

Russian helicopter 'accidentally fires rocket near onlookers' Life.ru said the rocket exploded near a crowd of journalists, military experts and foreign military attaches. The helicopter is said to have fired the missile by mistake. The news agency had a slightly different video. In the lead-up to Zapad 17, Germany's Ministry of Defense estimated the war game would number closer to previous iterations of the drill, which consisted of 70,000 and 90,000 t... [Full Article...]

Moon: Korea-US Alliance Remains Ironclad Despite Differences

Moon: Korea-US Alliance Remains Ironclad Despite Differences USA options range from everything to accepting North Korea as a nuclear power to using military force in a bid to destroy its arsenal and even oust leader Kim Jong Un. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded forcefully: "We need to let North Korea realize that if they keep taking this path, they will have no bright future". [Full Article...]

USA university police kill student suffering from depression

USA university police kill student suffering from depression Scout Schultz , a fourth-year computer engineering student in the U.S. state of Georgia, did not pose an immediate danger to police and instead needed help, but was gunned down nonetheless, according to his family. Jeff Graham, executive director of the statewide LGBT advocacy group Georgia Equality, said he has seen no evidence to indicate Schultz was singled out for improper treatment by police ... [Full Article...]

Trump Takes Aim at Venezuela in UN Speech

Trump Takes Aim at Venezuela in UN Speech President Donald Trump said on Monday he wanted democracy restored soon in Venezuela and warned that the United States might take additional measures to apply pressure on the oil-producing nation. Santos said earlier they would discuss with Trump ways to exert more pressure on the Maduro government to allow a "hopefully peaceful democratic transition". [Full Article...]

Syria troops closer to besieging IS after crossing key river

Syria troops closer to besieging IS after crossing key river While regime forces had primarily operated on the western side of the Euphrates River and SDF forces on the eastern side, the Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement Monday saying Syrian regime troops, backed by Russian airpower, had crossed over to the river's eastern bank near Deir Ezzor city. [Full Article...]

Refusing to Be Bargaining Chips, Dreamers Shut Down Pelosi's Pro-Dreamer Event

The protesters who interrupted the conference were calling for a "clean" DREAM act - one that did not make concessions to Republicans on border security. The Democrats say a deal has been reached, but the White House denies it. "Let me say this, because you've had your say, and it's lovely to our ears to hear you protecting your self dignity", Pelosi began. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Jose tracks closer to NYC, slated to affect work week

Hurricane Jose tracks closer to NYC, slated to affect work week A tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Maria has prompted a hurricane warning for Martinique , Guadeloupe, Dominica , St. As of 11 a.m. Monday, Jose was a Category 1 hurricane spinning in the Atlantic Ocean between North Carolina and Bermuda. Some of the outer bands of rain from Jose will arrive as early as Tuesday morning to easte... [Full Article...]

Cowboys Are NFL's Most Valuable Team

Cowboys Are NFL's Most Valuable Team The Chiefs are the 24th most valuable team in the NFL , Forbes says. Teams with new or renovated stadium salso saw a rise in value. Jerry Jones paid $140 million for the Cowboys and Cowboys Stadium in 1989, which means the team is worth roughly 17 times more than what he paid for it, factoring for inflation. [Full Article...]

USA could shut its embassy in Cuba over mysterious 'health attacks'

USA could shut its embassy in Cuba over mysterious 'health attacks' Some are struggling with concentration or common word recall, The Associated Press has reported . According to the AP, some of the victims felt vibrations or heard loud sounds in only parts of rooms, typically over their beds. diplomats has caught American officials off guard. The next year embassies were re-opened and restrictions on travel and commerce eased - signs of a warming relations... [Full Article...]

US flies warplanes amid tensions with N Korea

US flies warplanes amid tensions with N Korea She added that the UN Security Council has run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear programme - and the United States may now turn to the Pentagon. China's foreign ministry spokesman has said that by sending "threatening messages" including "warnings of military action", the United States is "further complicating the situation". [Full Article...]

PM to dedicate Narmada dam project today

PM to dedicate Narmada dam project today Speaking on the occasion, he said the huge gathering shows the respect that people have for Maa Narmada. In a statement, SAIL said it supplied about 85,000 tonnes of steel to Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. Modi said the project would help take water to the Indo-Pak border in Gujarat, 700 km from the dam site, to fulfil the water needs of BSF soldiers, besides benefitting states like Gujarat... [Full Article...]

Woman attacks four U.S. tourists with acid in Marseille train station

Woman attacks four U.S. tourists with acid in Marseille train station In January, authorities said a 15-year-old Turkish Kurd attacked a Jewish teacher with a machete and claimed he did so on behalf of the Islamic State. According to local news outlet, La Provence , firefighters were rushed to the scene after the substance, which was identified as hydrochloric acid, was hurled over the victims around 11am. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson Guilty of A 'Clear Misuse Of Statistics' Over £350m Claim

Boris Johnson Guilty of A 'Clear Misuse Of Statistics' Over £350m Claim A spokesman for Johnson said: "Boris has spoken to Norgrove and he has made clear that he was complaining about the headlines and not Boris's piece and, in fact, admitted that Boris's wording in the piece was absolutely fine". The UK's gross contribution was actually £361m, but - crucially - the rebate is removed before any money is sent to the EU. Labour MP Chuka Umunna, who is a staunch Re... [Full Article...]

Gareth Thomas Slams Israel Folau For Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

Gareth Thomas Slams Israel Folau For Anti-Gay Marriage Stance Australia on Tuesday launched a postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would overwhelmingly support such unions. "Now my godson Sean has been punched standing up for marriage equality". A Sydney man claims he has received death threats after joking about being an Australia Post worker and throwing out same-sex surveys marked 'no'. [Full Article...]

May censures Trump for tweets on London terror attack

May censures Trump for tweets on London terror attack Actually, his irresponsibly rapid response to the attack at the Parsons Green station compared with his deeply problematic stance on the white supremacists responsible for the death of Heather Heyer proves Trump only has a voice for the kinds of terrorism that fit his agenda . [Full Article...]

White House may reverse itself on withdrawing from Paris climate deal

White House may reverse itself on withdrawing from Paris climate deal The Journal quoted European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete as saying top Trump officials stated that the USA will not renegotiate the Paris accord, and will review the terms of how the US can engage in the existing agreement. [Full Article...]


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