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McConnell pours cold water on Trump-Schumer effort to repeal debt ceiling

McConnell pours cold water on Trump-Schumer effort to repeal debt ceiling The Democrats rejected three different debt extension periods offered by McConnell and Ryan that were created to avoid a government shutdown. The three Democrats in attendance - Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of in and Joe Manchin of West Virginia - were the only senators in their 48-member caucus to withhold their signatures from a letter to Trump that Schumer helped spe... [Artigo completo...]

14 killed in road accident near Islamabad

14 killed in road accident near Islamabad Some of the injured are stated to be in precarious condition, he added. Soon after the incident, Motorway police under the supervision of DIG Ghulam Rasool Zahid rushed to the site and called the rescue team. Khokhar said the most of bodies were burnt beyond recognition and the identity would be ascertained after DNA testing. In another accident on Tuesday morning, at least six people, a woman... [Artigo completo...]

United States targets Kim Jong-un's assets, oil supply to North

United States targets Kim Jong-un's assets, oil supply to North Security Council was scheduled to vote late Monday on a new, watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates initial USA demands to ban all oil imports to the country and freeze global assets of the government and its leader Kim Jong Un . [Artigo completo...]

New UN sanctions to "starve" North Korean regime

New UN sanctions to Washington has led the global drive to punish the rogue state after it detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear device. Resolution 2375 also includes a ban on exports of North Korean textiles, a key source of revenue for the regime and restrictions on the use of North Korean workers overseas. [Artigo completo...]

UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea

UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea following its sixth nuclear test, imposing a cap on exports of crude oil to the country, though it fell short of a complete ban. The resolution requires the end of all joint ventures with North Korea . A Security Council resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by permanent members the Unit... [Artigo completo...]

Trump has 'great concern' about Irma as storm bears down: Pence

Trump has 'great concern' about Irma as storm bears down: Pence Recovery operations are ramping up around Florida and beyond, even as the weakened vestiges of Irma dump rains across the South in such states as Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. While the Indian Consulate in Atlanta was coordinating with various community groups and was in constant touch with community leaders and Indian passport holders, the Indian American c... [Artigo completo...]

Hurricane Irma poses threat to nuclear power plants

Hurricane Irma poses threat to nuclear power plants With communication cut to some of the Florida Keys, where Irma made landfall Sunday, and rough conditions persisting across the peninsula, many are holding their breath for what daylight might reveal. At least two cranes used to construct high-rise buildings in Miami collapsed. Collier, Lee, Volusia, Brevard and Hillsborough counties each had more than 200,000 customers in the dark. [Artigo completo...]

Florida Governor: Hurricane Irma Storm Surge 'Will Cover Your House'

Florida Governor: Hurricane Irma Storm Surge 'Will Cover Your House' Storm surges, especially after the early morning high tide, were expected to bring up to 15 feet of water flooding inland in the Tampa area. Another 54,000 people were directed to leave coastal areas in Georgia, where storm surges up to 6 feet could drench cities such as Savannah. [Artigo completo...]

Did Trump Just Subtweet MSNBC Reporter Katy Tur?

Did Trump Just Subtweet MSNBC Reporter Katy Tur? Tur's new book details her time on the campaign trail, including being reprimanded by then-campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks and then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for a perceived lack of respect during an interview with Trump. "Six thousand Trump supporters railing against 30 or so journalists - caged in the center of the arena like a modern-day Roman Coliseum", Tur writes. [Artigo completo...]

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Hate Groups

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Hate Groups The House and Senate have unanimously passed a joint resolution urging President Trump to denounce racist and anti-Semitic hate groups, sending a blunt message of dissatisfaction with the president's initial, equivocal response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va. [Artigo completo...]

Ten people died as Hurricane Irma battered Cuba

Ten people died as Hurricane Irma battered Cuba Almost 4.5 million homes and businesses across Florida lost power , and utility officials said it will take weeks to restore electricity to everyone. Utilities workers from other states are also heading to assist the effort in Florida, reports the Associated Press. Irma, a mammoth that stretched 650 miles from east to west, has pummeled at least nine states - turning streets into rivers,... [Artigo completo...]

Argentineans protest against Netanyahu visit

Argentineans protest against Netanyahu visit He also participated in a ceremony to remember victims of bomb attacks at the Israeli embassy in 1992, and at a Jewish community center in 1994. Iran denies playing a role in either attack. The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was discovered on the floor of his Buenos Aires apartment with a pistol by his side and a bullet in his head. Macri, who has met with Nisman's family, says resolving the death ... [Artigo completo...]

Hurricane Jose Continues Moving Slowly Eastward With Little Change In Strength

Hurricane Jose Continues Moving Slowly Eastward With Little Change In Strength Tuesday, Sept. 12, Jose is a Category 1 storm with 75 miles per hour winds. Still in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Jose is expected to weaken before it hits the U.S. Any potential direct hit from Jose wouldn't be until next week, however. NHC forecasters say that Jose is expected to turn toward the east then southeast on Tuesday. [Artigo completo...]

UN Security Council unanimously steps up sanctions against N.Korea

Pacific territory of Guam, home to two key military bases. "We are very pleased with this package", the official said of the resolution , even though it required USA concessions to China and Russian Federation to win approval. An unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman claimed on Monday the USA was "going frantic to fabricate the harshest ever "sanctions resolution" by manipulating ... [Artigo completo...]

UN Security Council Approves Weakened Sanctions Against North Korea

UN Security Council Approves Weakened Sanctions Against North Korea US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley, who proposed a virtual blockade of North Korea but agreed to the watered-down version after negotiations with China and Russian Federation, after the vote said that over 90 per cent of North Korea's exports were now banned when combined with earlier sanctions on iron ore, metals, seafood and coal exports. [Artigo completo...]

ESPN calls Jemele Hill's anti-Donald Trump rant 'inappropriate'

ESPN calls Jemele Hill's anti-Donald Trump rant 'inappropriate' ESPN, which has been accused by far-right conservatives of being too openly liberal with its politics, called Hill's tweet "inappropriate" and noted her comments do not "represent the position of ESPN". The popular musician has been to known to fly the Confederate flag at his concerts. "He is unqualified and unfit to be president", she said . Hill sarcastically denounced Kid Rock's reasoning... [Artigo completo...]

UN warns Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'

UN warns Myanmar situation 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' Myanmar's security forces and Buddhist militants have been carrying out atrocities against the Rohingya for several months. The crisis has drawn sharp criticism from around the world. A total of 17 enrolment stations would be set up and two stations, the other at Balukhali, have already started operating. In northern Rakhine state there are reports of at least another 30,000 Rohingyas trappe... [Artigo completo...]

Big Chinese banks said to halt business with North Korea

Big Chinese banks said to halt business with North Korea But with Berlin, Paris and London potentially within striking distance of North Korea's missiles from next year, officials say the USA -led alliance's system needs more radars and special interceptors to destroy a rocket from Pyongyang. State-sponsored North Korean cyber-criminals have been targeting banks and the global financial system for some time in order to fund the isolated state, or perhap... [Artigo completo...]

Pets were tied to trees and cars by owners fleeing Hurricane Irma

Pets were tied to trees and cars by owners fleeing Hurricane Irma They also claim that families or individuals who left their pets to suffer imminent death prior to Irma will never again be allowed to have access to their rescued pets. While it's more common during storms, the number of surrenders was higher in the lead up to Irma. "It's always disappointing. Our goal is to keep pets and people together". [Artigo completo...]

Final Applicants Expected Before Arkansas Medical Marijuana Deadline

Final Applicants Expected Before Arkansas Medical Marijuana Deadline The state hopes to issue licenses sometime in the first quarter of next year. Brisbo said the bureau will give the board its recommendation on how to proceed with dispensary shops. Arkansas's Medical Marijuana Commission is to make final decisions this fall on who is granted licenses. Any "regulatory action" to close down now operating dispensaries would require an administrative rule, which L... [Artigo completo...]


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