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Russia And China Hold Joint Naval Drills Off Korean Coast

The United States and South Korea , and separately Russian Federation together with China , started military drills on Wednesday in a show of force against North Korea , which has repeatedly defied the United Nations to conduct nuclear and ballistic missile tests. [Full Article...]

Senate OKs $700 billion Pentagon budget

Senate OKs $700 billion Pentagon budget The US Senate has approved a $700 billion budget bill for the Pentagon, higher than what it had during the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The National Defense Authorization Act is a U.S. federal law that specifies the budget for the Department of Defense. Also, the USA army is conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. [Full Article...]

German foreign minister urges direct talks with North Korea

German foreign minister urges direct talks with North Korea Earlier, the US and South Korea carried out joint military exercises. The range puts the USA territory of Guam within reach, which North Korea have previously threatened, and followed sanctions approved by the bloc on 11 September. In August, the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence encouraged several Latin American nations to isolate Pyongyang during his visit to the region, resulting in the expuls... [Full Article...]

Mile Jedinak returns as Nikita Rukavytsya handed surprise Socceroos' recall

Mile Jedinak returns as Nikita Rukavytsya handed surprise Socceroos' recall Postecoglou has plumped in the main for recent worldwide experience, selecting 22 of the 23 players he chose for the two ties which condemned Australia to the lottery of the play-offs when they lost to Japan and then could only beat Thailand 2-1 in Melbourne. [Full Article...]

Saturday Night Live leads with nine wins at 69th Emmy Awards

The show was also responsible for drama writing and directing awards , and star Elisabeth Moss won best actress. The victory is a huge win for the streaming service. The HBO's decision to push the recently concluded seventh season of " Game of Thrones " from its usual spring slot to the summer made the episodes ineligible for the 2017 awards. [Full Article...]

Restructuring: Enugu APC backs true federalism and Adada State

Restructuring: Enugu APC backs true federalism and Adada State Nwoye, who spoke earlier before the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria , Osita Okechukwu presented the memorandum of the Enugu State APC to the members of party's Committee on True Federalism, Public Consultation in South East who visited Enugu for collection of memoranda for Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra States. [Full Article...]

United States drops plan to let Turkish leader's guards buy guns

United States drops plan to let Turkish leader's guards buy guns The notification triggered a period in which Congress could review the deal before final approval is granted. The proposed deal was canceled in the months after Erdogan's security guards were filmed beating pro-Kurdish protesters during the Turkish president's visit to Washington , DC in May. [Full Article...]

Myanmar adviser: Rohingya can return but process to be discussed

Myanmar adviser: Rohingya can return but process to be discussed Rohingya activists tell the publication that their accounts are frequently suspended or taken down as they post videos and photos showing the country's military persecuting them. Myanmar has never granted them citizenship, even though most can show their families have been in the country for generations. At half past noon, roughly 150 people--many of them from Montreal's Muslim communit... [Full Article...]

Brindabella Christian College urges no vote in same-sex marriage survey

Brindabella Christian College urges no vote in same-sex marriage survey According to news.com.au, the words were plastered across the sky four times on Sunday morning, a day after the Coalition for Marriage launched its campaign against same-sex marriage. "At the moment our civil laws - the civil institution of marriage - discriminates against people based on their sexuality or gender identity", he said. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan considers arming 'village warriors' to fight Taliban and IS insurgency

Afghanistan considers arming 'village warriors' to fight Taliban and IS insurgency Afghan security forces have been demoralised by killings, undercover attacks and desertions, and appear no closer to defeating the insurgency. "The Afghan government's expansion of irregular forces could have enormously unsafe consequences for civilians", said Patricia Gossman , a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. [Full Article...]

Spain becomes fourth country to expel North Korean envoy over nuclear program

Spain becomes fourth country to expel North Korean envoy over nuclear program According to a foreign ministry spokeswoman, the ambassador was also summoned to Madrid at the time and told to reduce the number of diplomatic staff, which include an ambassador and two diplomats. Russian Federation has supported China's "suspension-for-suspension" proposal, where the United States and South Korea would agree to halt joint military drills while North Korea halted missile and nucl... [Full Article...]

'Yes' Campaign Wants To Fly Giant Rainbow Flag Above Sydney

'Yes' Campaign Wants To Fly Giant Rainbow Flag Above Sydney Sunday also marks the launch of the national "Post Your Yes" campaign in Melbourne, where comedian Magda Szubanski, tennis legend Frank Sedgman and three-time Hawthorn premiership player Russell Greene are among the famous faces set to speak in support of same-sex marriage. [Full Article...]

Trump says United States prepared for 'further action' against Venezuelan government

Trump says United States prepared for 'further action' against Venezuelan government Venezuelans, Mr. Trump said, "are starving". Brazilian President Michel Temer told reporters afterwards that all present at the dinner agreed on the need to ramp up worldwide pressure on the Socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro but without intervening directly in Venezuela. [Full Article...]

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds in late-stage trial, shares soar

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds in late-stage trial, shares soar On August 28 H.C. Wainwright made no change to the stock rating of "Buy" but raised the price target to $18.00 from $16.00. Investors are feeling more bearish on shares of the company if you take into consideration the rise in short interest. [Full Article...]

Malcolm Turnbull rejects calls for sugar tax to tackle obesity

Malcolm Turnbull rejects calls for sugar tax to tackle obesity Suggestions include restrictions on TV junk food ads, a national obesity task force and mandatory health star ratings for food packaging by mid 2019 - as well as the tax. "The annual cost of overweight and obesity in Australia in 2011-2012 was estimated to be 6.85 (billion US dollars) in direct and indirect costs". Turnbull agreed on Tuesday that obesity was the next huge health problem in Austr... [Full Article...]

Theresa May says US-UK special relationship still works well

Theresa May says US-UK special relationship still works well Mrs May's positivity about the USA president is not replicated across her compatriots. May was also pressed about her relationship with Trump and how the two get along. "I think the point about the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the USA is that when we do disagree we're able to say so". Twenty nine people in London were injured Friday when a homemade explosive device deton... [Full Article...]

More than 80 St. Louis protesters arrested after officer's acquittal

More than 80 St. Louis protesters arrested after officer's acquittal Once again, a group of criminals set out to break windows and destroy property. Protests had been ongoing since the announcement Friday morning of a bench ruling acquitting former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith . [Full Article...]

President, Hamas' Haniyeh talk on phone

President, Hamas' Haniyeh talk on phone According to the Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA), during his conversation with Hamas' political chief, Ismail Haniyeh, President Mahmoud Abbas praised the "atmosphere of compromise" in Palestine following a deal between Hamas and Fatah. [Full Article...]

Trump Makes UN General Assembly Debut As World Leaders Gather For Talks

Trump Makes UN General Assembly Debut As World Leaders Gather For Talks As US President Donald Trump officially launched his 10-point reform program for the United Nations , Russian officials say they share numerous concerns it raises, but not the methods Washington is using to advance its solutions. "A single line in an UNGA address could signal a new prioritization of a particular issue, a new policy direction and could send ripples out into the diplomatic comm... [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection

Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection Trump's other children and their families will remain under Secret Service protection. The agency provides mandatory protection to the president and vice president. The source added that leaving Trump Jr. unprotected would be a "huge risk", saying: "It's just a stupid decision". Secret Service agents have accompanied the Trump sons, Donald and Eric, overseas to promote Trump-branded properties... [Full Article...]


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