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Donald Trump has declared war on North Korea, says Pyongyang

Donald Trump has declared war on North Korea, says Pyongyang North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho also staged the latest episode of the verbal war in NY on Monday, after saying that the US President's statement to the United Nations, in which he threatened to " totally destroy North Korea ", was a declaration of war against his country. [Full Article...]

South Korea says quake in North Korea was natural, contradicting China

South Korea says quake in North Korea was natural, contradicting China US President Donald Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged USA dotard" who would face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history". In this case we saw none. A day earlier, Kim reacted to Trump's provocative speech at the U.N.by equating the USA president to "a frightened dog" and a "mentally deranged US dotard",... [Full Article...]

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker Won't Seek Re-election In 2018

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker Won't Seek Re-election In 2018 Now, it's far from likely that Democrats will actually win this race - Trump won Tennessee by 26 points, so whoever gets the Republican nomination will start off as a major favorite. For the time being, Corker thinks he may still have work left to do - and he seems to want to be able to focus on it rather than on reelection. His leadership and wisdom in the Senate will be missed, but I have comple... [Full Article...]

Scarborough on Those Booing McCain: 'Who Raised These People?'

Scarborough on Those Booing McCain: 'Who Raised These People?' Scarborough then turned to the camera and told people who were audience members at Trump's rallies to "keep your mouths shut". Scarborough added. "Show a little respect. The " Morning Joe " host also compared the Arizona senator to Trump, saying McCain served overseas "when he could have done what Donald Trump did". [Full Article...]

China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and N.Korea

His continual references to Kim Jong-un as Little Rocket Man, and his suggestion that the leader and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho " won't be around much longer " and that the United States may have "no choice but to totally destroy" North Korea has been seen by the Asian country as "a clear declaration of war ". [Full Article...]

Venezuela: Trump's new travel rules are 'political and psychological terrorism'

Venezuela: Trump's new travel rules are 'political and psychological terrorism' Officials have said that they worked on the new restrictions for months, in collaboration with various agencies and in conversation with foreign governments. During the talks, it was said that the dialogue would be joined by countries such as Chile and Bolivia. In developing the new restrictions, the DHS considered factors such as a nation's willingness to share intelligence about a traveler's... [Full Article...]

IRS shares information with Mueller's special counsel probe

IRS shares information with Mueller's special counsel probe That clash was prompted by concerns about how far-reaching and broad Mueller's requests to the IRS were. Mueller is bound by a written order issued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May which allows the special counsel to investigate "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". [Full Article...]

North Korean envoy says Trump has 'declared war'; USA calls it 'absurd'

North Korean envoy says Trump has 'declared war'; USA calls it 'absurd' He said that if the regime of Kim falls, most likely as a result of a United States military strike, either China or the USA should be ready to manage North Korea's nuclear facilities to prevent the spread of the weapons, he said. North Korea has been working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the USA mainland, which Trump has said he will never allow. "It is very likely tha... [Full Article...]

N Korea fears attack, beefs up defences of east coast

N Korea fears attack, beefs up defences of east coast The Pentagon said B-1B bombers from Guam, along with F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in worldwide airspace Saturday over waters east of North Korea . North Korea's official news agency KCNA said that more than 100,000 people attended the mass protest. The rare predawn flight came amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington and follows a North Korean threat... [Full Article...]

Tillerson to Meet With Cuba's Top Diplomat

Tillerson to Meet With Cuba's Top Diplomat The attacks, according to several knowledgeable sources, have left some victims experiencing permanent hearing loss, damage to their cognitive abilities, sleeplessness, and other serious symptoms. Tillerson said last week that the United States is considering whether to close its embassy in Cuba following the alleged attacks, which U.S. authorities say began a year ago and continued to at least la... [Full Article...]

North Korea says Trump has 'declared war'

North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders denied on Monday that the United States had declared war , calling the suggestion "absurd". The North's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Monday called a press conference to hit back at a U.S. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for careful management of the tensions to prevent a conflict that would devastate the region. In his speech Tuesday... [Full Article...]

Washington State Denies Permit For Coal Export Terminal

Washington State Denies Permit For Coal Export Terminal The department denied the permit due to the harm it would cause nine environmental areas, including rail safety, air pollution, noise pollution and tribal resources. Washington's Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit for the Millennium Coal Terminal, one of several permits sought by the company to build what would be the largest coal export terminal in the United States. [Full Article...]

Twitter says it won't remove Trump's provocative tweets because they are newsworthy

Twitter says it won't remove Trump's provocative tweets because they are newsworthy The Trump tweet has not been deleted. Hong says North Korea has proposed suspending its nuclear testing in exchange for the USA and South Korea ending their annual spring and summer war games. Among the considerations is "newsworthiness" and whether a tweet is of public interest. So why isn't Twitter deleting the threats or suspending his account? "This has always been an internal policy and... [Full Article...]

USA flies bombers in show of military might to North Korea

Wang Jingdong, president of the world's largest lender Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), told reporters during a briefing the bank will "strictly implement U.N. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country", Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in NY. South Korea is a democracy, much dependent of foreign trade - and this makes... [Full Article...]

Saudi allows women to drive

Saudi allows women to drive The United States on Tuesday welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision to join the rest of the world in allowing women behind the wheel. Some women have been arrested and jailed for defying the ban. Whether a woman would need a male relative or "guardian's permission" to obtain a drivers license is still open to question. The women who attended the event on Saturday were still required to stick to the ... [Full Article...]

Twitter explains why Donald Trump's North Korea tweet won't be deleted

Twitter explains why Donald Trump's North Korea tweet won't be deleted Twitter has never acknowledged publicly that Trump has violated any of its guidelines. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho swiftly responded, claiming the threat against North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un ("Rocket Man") was a declaration of war. [Full Article...]

After Supreme Court ruling, Senator Skelos, son have bribery/extortion convictions reversed

After Supreme Court ruling, Senator Skelos, son have bribery/extortion convictions reversed A federal appeals court in Manhattan overturned the 2015 corruption conviction of ex-New York State Sen. Skelos is the second former legislative leader to win his case on appeal in the past two months, after a U.S. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son, Adam, on Tuesday, triggering the possibility of a retrial. The court ruled that federal attorneys had interpreted the theft of honest ser... [Full Article...]

Brazil to reinstate protection for Amazon reserve

Brazil to reinstate protection for Amazon reserve But he has now been forced into a humiliating reversal after his move to carve up the area was blocked by a judge , condemned in the country's congress as the "biggest attack on the Amazon in 50 years" and opposed by environmental campaigners, climate activists, the Catholic church and anthropologists . [Full Article...]

Cricket rule changes to be introduced on September 28

Cricket rule changes to be introduced on September 28 Player send-offs and restrictions on bat sizes are among the new International Cricket Council (ICC) playing conditions that will be will be implemented from September 28. A batsman can not take strike so far outside the crease that he/she is standing in the protected area of the pitch, just like bowlers are not allowed to follow through on the protected area. [Full Article...]

China's fuel exports to North Korea slow further - customs

China's fuel exports to North Korea slow further - customs President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any USA military option against North Korea would be "devastating" for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington's first option. As Tillerson prepared to for his trip, Nauert said "progress" had been made and declare that "China has taken tremendous steps in the right direction". [Full Article...]


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