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Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing'

Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing' The Bangladesh government, although not officially sheltering Rohingyas with open arms, is at least resigned to the fact that we will have to accommodate them and deal with the crisis as more and more swarm into Bangladesh to escape the systematic pogrom across the border in our south east. [Full Article...]

Payne in South Korea warns North against 'brinkmanship'

Payne in South Korea warns North against 'brinkmanship' VLADIVOSTOK-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 7 that pressure of a much different dimension must be applied on North Korea following its sixth nuclear test. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated China's opposition to the system, saying it could only "severely damage" regional security and raise "tensions and antagonism". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation refuses to budge on N. Korea

Russian Federation refuses to budge on N. Korea He has also called on his generals to draw up a detailed timetable to complete a last-resort strategy to strike North Korean nuclear sites, intercept missiles and take out its leadership. The liberal Moon took office in May calling for diplomacy with Pyongyang but the escalation in weapons tests has been the North's only response. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations provides that consular ... [Full Article...]

US Demands UN Vote On North Korea Sanctions Despite Russian, Chinese Resistance

US Demands UN Vote On North Korea Sanctions Despite Russian, Chinese Resistance However, Russia insists the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible to solve with sanctions and pressure alone. The US has called for a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting to vote on a draft resolution to impose additional sanctions on North Korea. [Full Article...]

After escaping Harvey, San Antonio woman riding out Irma in Puerto Rico

After escaping Harvey, San Antonio woman riding out Irma in Puerto Rico When he retired nine years ago, he moved back to Puerto Rico. In a blog post titled 'Delta Goes Big, Then Goes Home, flight-tracking service FlightRadar24 said: "As Hurricane Irma bore down San Juan, Puerto Rico , Delta sent one last flight to help evacuate a few hundred people from San Juan just before the airport closed". [Full Article...]

Satellites show Hurricane Katia crawling to the Mexico coast

Satellites show Hurricane Katia crawling to the Mexico coast Katia was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane when it was about 185 kilometres northwest of Veracruz with sustained winds of 65 km/h, the centre said in an advisory. Pena Nieto said the quake killed 45 people in the state of Oaxaca , 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco, on Mexico's Gulf Coast. Hurricane conditions are expected within portions of the hurricane warning area toni... [Full Article...]

Trump tells GOP to start work on tax cuts

Trump is expected to sign it swiftly into law. All 90 votes cast against the measure were made by Republicans , including Reps. "It gives us a possibility for passing the DREAM Act ". As a citizen, I am, too", the White House budget director and former Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney said on Fox Business . A senior Democratic aide told NBC News Thursday that Pelosi told her coll... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Watches in Effect for Big Bend and South Georgia

Hurricane Watches in Effect for Big Bend and South Georgia Your First Alert Weather Team is monitoring powerful Hurricane Irma in the Florida Straits. "We're saying with some certainty that there will be impact, but the magnitude is what's in question". "It's beyond the limits of science and models to predict that far out, which is why there's so much error in the track", Pfaff explained. Gov. McMaster says they are not going to issue a statewide s... [Full Article...]

Korea closely watching N. Korea for signs of provocations on founding anniversary

Korea closely watching N. Korea for signs of provocations on founding anniversary I was really embarrassed to see the ruling Democratic Party's Chair Choo Mi-ae make the innocent and naïve argument during her speech at the opening session of the National Assembly last Friday that South Korea needs to send a special envoy to North Korea and the U.S.at the same time. [Full Article...]

As North Korea celebrates Founders, South Korea braces for missile test

As North Korea celebrates Founders, South Korea braces for missile test In contrast to United States preparations for a possible war with North Korea , Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is "sure that a large-scale conflict, especially with the use of weapons of mass destruction, will not happen". President Moon has repeatedly stated his opposition to military conflict on the Korean Peninsula, preferring instead to hold talks with the North. The demand contradi... [Full Article...]

Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials

Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials In a gesture likely to mark the deep symbolism of the trip, he was given a commemorative peace dove sculpted by an adolescent youth born in a jungle camp to a rebel father and a politician mother after she was taken captive by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2002. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr. Speaking With Senate Committee Staffers About 2016 Meeting

Donald Trump Jr. Speaking With Senate Committee Staffers About 2016 Meeting Special counsel Robert Mueller is leading an investigation examining potential collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign. Investigators are focusing on a June 2016 meeting the younger Trump held in the midst of the campaign at Trump Tower in NY, the president's business and political campaign headquarters. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Air Force X-37B from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX launches Air Force X-37B from Kennedy Space Center A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket first stage stands atop Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida after launching the USA military's X-37B space plane on its fifth classified mission for the Air Force. Now the only rocket fully designed and developed in the 21st century, Falcon 9 delivers payloads to space aboard the Dragon spacecraft or inside a composite fairing. [Full Article...]

Judge to decide fate of U.S. state's only abortion clinic

Judge to decide fate of U.S. state's only abortion clinic Steve Pitt, attorney for the state, told the court Wednesday that the state is trying to protect women's health by enforcing the law, which has been in place for almost 20 years, the AP reports . In a three-day trial, the state will argue before a U.S. District judge in Louisville that EMW Women's Surgical Center does not have proper state-required agreements with a hospital and an ambulance serv... [Full Article...]

Dems say Trump agrees to short-term funding, debt package

Dems say Trump agrees to short-term funding, debt package Trump not only undercut Republican congressional leaders but also his own advisers-including Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, who had also advocated for passing a debt limit hike that would allow Congress to avoid another one of these showdowns before the 2018 elections. [Full Article...]

Korea to Deploy 4 Additional THAAD Launchers Thursday

Korea to Deploy 4 Additional THAAD Launchers Thursday Guam, a major USA military hub in the Pacific, is home to roughly 160,000 American citizens, and was recently added to the list of places North Korea is threatening to bomb. Local residents oppose the deployment, claiming the battery could turn the village into a military target and that electromagnetic waves from the THAAD radar could cause health and environmental problems. [Full Article...]

Princess Mako of Japan leaving royal family to marry

Princess Mako of Japan leaving royal family to marry Talking to the press, the couple gushed about their relationship by comparing it to that of the sun and moon. The couple started dating even before they went overseas and continued their communication after. Mako said she felt truly happy when he proposed a marriage in late 2013, while Komuro said he was aware of the responsibility that entails and expressed his desire to create a harmonious famil... [Full Article...]

Iran leader meets air defense commanders amid United States pressure on missile program

Iran leader meets air defense commanders amid United States pressure on missile program The U2 incident happened on March 21, with the pilot turning the plane around after a warning from the Iranians, he said . Iran has repeatedly announced such activities over the past few years to demonstrate the capabilities of its armed forces. [Full Article...]

Seven students dead in fire tragedy at Moi Girls Nairobi

Seven students dead in fire tragedy at Moi Girls Nairobi However, the Education boss said that the ministry has been implementing radical changes in schools to ensure the discipline of students following a report by a team of investigators who probed last year's numerous cases of school fires. "There are 10 cubicles in the dorm and each houses about 8 to 10 girls". There has been a spate of similar attacks on schools in different parts of Kenya, Mr Ma... [Full Article...]

United States military options on North Korea 'very ugly'

United States military options on North Korea 'very ugly' Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. "This is a shocking, dangerous, provocative, illegal regime that is threatening the peace and security of the region and the world and is advancing nobody's interests other than the maintenance of that one family's dictatorship ... [Full Article...]


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