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NWS: Expect Gusty Winds, A Little Rain From Irma (With Forecast)

NWS: Expect Gusty Winds, A Little Rain From Irma (With Forecast) Meteorologists' worst fears for Hurricane Irma look like they may come true. ECMWF model track of the center of Hurricane Irma - mean sea level pressure (millibars). (See Hurricane Sandy as an example of the dangers of storm surge .) Indeed, a "life-threatening storm surge " warning has been issued for the Miami metro. [Artigo completo...]

South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move An unlimited warhead weight allowance would enable the South to strike North Korea with greater force in the event of a military conflict. Guterres urged communication and offered to support any efforts to peacefully resolve "this alarming situation". [Artigo completo...]

Putin calls for N.Korea talks, says sanctions not working

Putin calls for N.Korea talks, says sanctions not working Asked about a possible oil embargo or ban on North Koreans working overseas, he said: "We wouldn't like to see the ordinary people, the citizens of North Korea , suffering for what the leadership is doing". In his words, the Russian president has expressed his full support for Seoul's actions on North Korea's issues. He said it "offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step s... [Artigo completo...]

Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia

And finally, Tropical Storm Katia formed in the Gulf of Mexico this morning. Forecasters say the storm has sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and is moving west-northwest. Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 hurricane, and was approaching Grand Turk island early Thursday evening. Meanwhile, it is feared Hurricane Jose, a Category Three storm, could bring further devastation to areas already batt... [Artigo completo...]

South Korea Deploys US Anti-Missile Launchers Amid Clashes With Protesters

A fire department official in rural Seongju said Thursday that 38 people, including six police officers, were injured after police sent thousands of officers to remove hundreds of protesters from a road leading to a former golf course where the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense System has been set up. [Artigo completo...]

Gunmen In Pakistan Kill Four Shi'a From Hazara Family

Gunmen In Pakistan Kill Four Shi'a From Hazara Family The boy, whose identity was not confirmed, succumbed to the wounds at the hospital. They were identified as Mehdi, Yazdan and Ghulam Hussain. The two injured are still in critical condition. The insurgents fled the scene after carrying out the attack. However, a case has been registered against unknown attackers and investigation is underway. [Artigo completo...]

UN mulls oil embargo on N.Korea, textile export ban

UN mulls oil embargo on N.Korea, textile export ban Earlier in the day, North Korea warned the US of "greatest pain" if it pushed ahead with a tougher UNSC resolution. But differences are clear on how best to reach that remote goal as fears escalate over Pyongyang's emerging capability to strike America with a nuclear-tipped missile. [Artigo completo...]

Russian President calls for talks with North Korea

Declaring that "enough is enough", Haley said incremental sanctions imposed since 2006 had not worked and accused North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un of " begging for war " with the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test . China generally resists pressure on its unruly neighbor, and Putin - locked in his own showdown with Washington - appeared in no mood for compromise. [Artigo completo...]

Senate ups Hurricane Harvey relief package to $15 billion

Senate ups Hurricane Harvey relief package to $15 billion The $15 billion-plus aid package is also crafted in such a way to free up another $7 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief funds. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reached a deal with President Trump on the debt ceiling. . All told, the package includes about $22 billion for FEMA's disaster relief fund, $15.25 billion of which ... [Artigo completo...]

USA calls for United Nations vote on new North Korea sanctions

USA calls for United Nations vote on new North Korea sanctions China will support further United Nations action if it helps restart dialogue with North Korea , Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un praised the "perfect success" of the country's sixth and largest nuclear test and urged further weapons development, according to state media Sunday, in the face of a U.S. [Artigo completo...]

South Korea's Moon discusses ''unpredictable'' North Korea situation with Putin

Weapons experts say it's nearly impossible to verify if the warhead and missile could be successfully paired unless North Korea were to fire a nuclear-tipped ICBM. South Korea conducted drills Monday and held military exercises at sea Tuesday. "They will eat grass but they will not turn away from the path that will provide for their security", he said. [Artigo completo...]

India extends further defence assistance to Afghanistan

India extends further defence assistance to Afghanistan Among other declarations, the Ministry of External Affairs said India will expedite development of Chabahar port in trilateral cooperation with Iran and will begin supply of wheat to its Asian neighbour in coming weeks. President Donald Trump unveiled his Afghan strategy last month and appealed to India to assume a greater role in the country. Swaraj said, India will continue to stand shoulder... [Artigo completo...]

Taiwan activist pleads guilty in China

Taiwan activist pleads guilty in China Lee Ming-che, who is a former secretary for Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was being detained in China by a branch of the state security police for "involvement in a threat to national security". Lee Ching-yu said she hoped her husband would be released. "I go to (China) not to provoke or argue". On 19 March he travelled to the semi-autonomous Chinese territory of Macau, the... [Artigo completo...]

Trump Has Options on North Korea, But None of Them Are Good

Trump Has Options on North Korea, But None of Them Are Good Sen. John McCain says the USA needs to step up actions against North Korea and send a message to leader Kim Jong Un that aggressive acts will lead to his country's destruction. A US-drafted resolution includes a proposal to freeze North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's assets and an oil embargo. What has changed is the sense of urgency, and the growing view among national security analysts that it ma... [Artigo completo...]

Russian and Japanese leaders "decisively condemn" N.Korean tests

Russian and Japanese leaders VLADIVOSTOK, Russia-Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the two leaders "decisively condemned" North Korean weapons tests. Prime Minister Abe is expected to hold another meeting with Putin in November. South Korea has pushed for more punishment and Moon in Vladivostok said that "perhaps the time has come for stronger sanction... [Artigo completo...]

Putin urges North Korea talks, says sanctions not working

Two launchers have been operational at the site since May. Moon's chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, said Putin dismissed the idea, as the Russian leader believes no amount of pressure will force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. [Artigo completo...]

Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies

Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies According to latest available data from the U.N., Russian Federation exported approximately 36,000 tonnes of oil products in 2015 to North Korea, compared to China's yearly export of 500,000 tonnes of crude and 270,000 tonnes of oil products. [Artigo completo...]

[Newsmaker] THAAD system deployment completed: S

[Newsmaker] THAAD system deployment completed: S The camp already has two operational launchers. The same day, Moon and President Trump spoke on the phone. The THAAD battery in South Korea can not protect from the DPRK's missile attacks as DPRK missiles and artillery shells targeting South Korea fly at an altitude of less than 40 km. [Artigo completo...]

Latest on Hurricane Irma, Plus Pleasant WI Weather

Latest on Hurricane Irma, Plus Pleasant WI Weather The Florida Keys look to take a direct impact by daybreak on Sunday. Your First Alert Weather Team is closely watching the track of Hurricane Irma after the storm slammed into the southwest Florida coast. The mayor's office predicts the greatest potential damaging winds could come between 3 p.m. and late Monday night. This is the area that receives heavy rain, gusty winds, and the highest threat... [Artigo completo...]

Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies

Moscow rejects cutting off North Korea from Russian oil supplies While Japan, South Korea and the United States are spearheading efforts to tighten the net around North Korea over its nuclear development program, Russian Federation is refusing to budge from its insistence that dialogue is the only option. [Artigo completo...]


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