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North Korea: Trump condemns 'rogue nation's hostile, dangerous' nuclear test North Korea: Trump condemns 'rogue nation's hostile, dangerous' nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

North Korea's biggest nuclear test to date has been condemned around the world, with US President Donald Trump saying "appeasement" would not work as the authorities in Pyongyang "only understand one thing". Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "unilateral sanctions are not in line with the spirit of the (UN) Security Council resolutions, and there is no basis in global law for them, (therefore) Japan should not make a misjudgment". (more...)
Almost one-third of Houston-area Superfund sites flooded, EPA says Almost one-third of Houston-area Superfund sites flooded, EPA says
- September 04, 2017

An EPA statement later confirmed the AP's reporting that the federal agency had not yet been able to physically visit the Houston-area sites, saying the sites had "not been accessible by response personnel". The Houston metropolitan area is home to more than a dozen Superfund sites, designated by the EPA as being among America's most intensely contaminated places. (more...)
UK, Japan urge Chinese pressure on North Korea UK, Japan urge Chinese pressure on North Korea
- September 04, 2017

Abe called the launching of a North Korean missile over Japan earlier this week an unprecedented and outrageous act. "Yes that's partly about Brexit and getting Brexit right, but if you think back to what I said when I became Prime Minister, when I stood in Downing street, there are many other issues that we need to address, long-term challenges in our country, ensuring that people don't feel left behind". (more...)
Bucs trade JJ Wilcox to Steelers for 2018 sixth-round pick Bucs trade JJ Wilcox to Steelers for 2018 sixth-round pick
- September 04, 2017

Wilcox lost his starting job in 2016 to first-round pick Byron Jones after he had started the previous two seasons for the Cowboys. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially traded safety J.J. Wilcox, who is in his fifth National Football League season, signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason. The Steelers announced on Sunday - one day after trimming their roster down to 53 players - that they have received safety J.J. (more...)
President Trump, first lady visit Harvey flood areas for second time
- September 04, 2017

National Guard troops at the center shouted to Trump , "we're proud of you" and "you're doing a fantastic job". In both cases, Trump changed into more practical clothing on the plane. "We don't ask their names or where they are from - we help our fellow Americans every single time", said President Trump in a statement. "We will help you recover". (more...)
North Korea Brandishes What It Says Is A Missile-Ready H-Bomb North Korea Brandishes What It Says Is A Missile-Ready H-Bomb
- September 04, 2017

KPA stands for the Korean People's Army. Less immediately obvious was Trump's statement about "extortion money". The ministry did not say how many diplomats it wanted removed. Trump said North Korea had become "a great threat and embarrassment to China" and that Beijing had tried but failed to solve the problem. The stronger rhetoric against Pyongyang shows that calls for dialogue have receded following the North's continued missile provocations. (more...)
Hikers trapped in OR wildfire Hikers trapped in OR wildfire
- September 04, 2017

Forest Service, the Hood River Sheriff's Office, the Hood River District Attorney's Office and fire personnel. "The speed and effectiveness of Gorge first responders to this sudden and devastating fire in Eagle Creek has been truly extraordinary", says Kevin Gorman, executive director of Friends of the Columbia Gorge. (more...)
Gov. Malloy thanks Red Cross volunteers for Hurricane Harvey relief Gov. Malloy thanks Red Cross volunteers for Hurricane Harvey relief
- September 04, 2017

Hurricane Harvey's devastation in Houston marked the Red Cross' chance to herald its return to an efficient and trustworthy nonprofit. But at least a quarter of Harris County, which includes Houston , is still under water, and the operators of an organic peroxides plant outside the city warned they were bracing for the risk of an explosion after flooding caused them to lose all power. (more...)
Donald Trump warns against North Korea 'appeasement' after nuclear test Donald Trump warns against North Korea 'appeasement' after nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

State Department had no immediate reaction. The most recent test was conducted on Tuesday, when North Korea launched an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 ballistic missile, which flew over Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean 733 miles east of Japan's northern island Hokkaido. (more...)
Domestic and global crises collide Sunday for President Trump Domestic and global crises collide Sunday for President Trump
- September 04, 2017

That interaction was missing from this week's trip to Texas, which was criticized as being off-key for a presidential visit to discuss communities in crisis. Floodwaters have inundated at least seven highly contaminated toxic waste sites near Houston , raising concerns that the pollution there might spread. (more...)
China starts radiation monitoring after DPRK nuclear test China starts radiation monitoring after DPRK nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

North Korea claimed "perfect success" in an underground test of what it called a hydrogen bomb - potentially vastly more destructive than an atomic bomb. Another photo showed a diagram on the wall of a bomb mounted inside a cone. As part of North Korea's work to build an arsenal of viable nuclear ICBMs that can reach the USA mainland, Kim inspected during a visit to the North's Nuclear Weapons Institute the loading of a "homemade" H-bomb into an ICBM. (more...)
South Korea to 'strengthen missiles capabilities' South Korea to 'strengthen missiles capabilities'
- September 04, 2017

South Korea urged the North to realize that denuclearization is the only path that ensures its security and economic development, and respond to the message for dialogue, offered by South Korea and the global community, it said. Seoul is now allowed to possess ballistic missiles with a range of 800 km and payload of 500 kg, but it wants the weight limit raised to 1,000 kg. Without explicitly mentioning the missile guidelines, the White House said the leaders "agreed to strengthen" their ... (more...)
US order to vacate diplomatic property 'blunt act of hostility' - Russia US order to vacate diplomatic property 'blunt act of hostility' - Russia
- September 04, 2017

The Russian Trade Representation building in Washington, DC, was searched on Saturday before the access to it was closed to the Russian diplomats. A senior administration official told reporters following the announcement of the facilities' closure that its goal was to "find a way to get better relations between our two countries". (more...)
'Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader' 'Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader'
- September 04, 2017

But she was met with an angry backlash from Conservative MPs after her party lost 13 seats and an overall majority in a snap election she did not have to call. She was forced to tell ministers to stop briefing against each other in July after a series of damaging leaks from the confidential weekly Cabinet meeting. (more...)
UK, Japan aim for trade deal straight after Brexit
- September 04, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted she would lead the Conservative Party into the next general election, in interviews broadcast Thursday. Japan is urging new sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's launch this week of a ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads over Japan's island of Hokkaido. (more...)
China's Global Times tabloid warns against cutting off North Korea oil supply China's Global Times tabloid warns against cutting off North Korea oil supply
- September 04, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also called it an "unprecedented" threat to his country. French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned North Korea had "set itself an objective" to create the long-range missiles and that the "situation is extremely serious". (more...)
Key Developments In Tug Of War Over US-Russia Diplomat Key Developments In Tug Of War Over US-Russia Diplomat
- September 04, 2017

Earlier this week, Cohen provided a cache of documents to Congress , including a statement in which he acknowledges sending an email in January 2016 to Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal spokesman trying to enlist his help with a stalled real estate deal in Moscow . (more...)
U.S. successfully tests defence system day after North Korea fires ballistic missile U.S. successfully tests defence system day after North Korea fires ballistic missile
- September 04, 2017

It said the possible range would be sufficient to reach the United States military bases on Guam Island, which North Korea has threatened to target its vicinity with missiles , a rhetoric that heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington , reports Efe news. (more...)
Greece 1-2 Belgium Greece 1-2 Belgium
- September 04, 2017

The win left Belgium with 22 points from eight games at the top of Group H. Belgians with 19 points and goal difference 33-2 leaders of their qualifying group, and that would officially book for themselves a place in Russian Federation in 2018, they need not lose in the match with Greece . (more...)
Hurricane Harvey brings increased prices at the pump nationwide Hurricane Harvey brings increased prices at the pump nationwide
- September 04, 2017

That will eventually filter through to the pump - that is if the refineries start to come back online in the next few days. Colonial Pipeline Co., the biggest fuel transporter in the USA, said Wednesday night in a statement that a line carrying diesel and jet fuel is temporarily shut down and that a line carrying gasoline would close today. (more...)
Macron urges 'very firm' response to North Korea nuclear test Macron urges 'very firm' response to North Korea nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

Donald Trump said in a statement on Twitter that " talking is not the answer " over the North's provocations. Mattis explained that there is more to diplomacy than dialogue, stating that now is not the time for talks. He said they are "in complete agreement that the worldwide community must increase pressure" on North Korea but did not elaborate on planned steps. (more...)
Trump sends Congress $7.9 billion request for hurricane recovery aid Trump sends Congress $7.9 billion request for hurricane recovery aid
- September 04, 2017

If granted, the White House would give $7.4 billion to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief fund and $450 million to the Small Business Administration's disaster loan program. Thirteen Superfund sites, heavily contaminated former industrial zones, in Texas were flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey , but the full impact on surrounding areas was not immediately clear, the U.S. (more...)
North Korean leader inspects new hydrogen bomb North Korean leader inspects new hydrogen bomb
- September 04, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday said a sixth nuclear test by Pyongyang would be "absolutely unacceptable", after a 6.3 magnitude explosion in the North indicated a new detonation. During a visit to the country's Nuclear Weapons Institute, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "watched an H-bomb to be loaded into new ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile]", KCNA reported. (more...)
North Korea hails 'perfect' nuclear weapon test North Korea hails 'perfect' nuclear weapon test
- September 04, 2017

That would be a major step forward for Pyongyang, which says its missile development is part of a defensive effort to build a viable nuclear deterrent that can target USA cities. The report could not be independently verified. Another photo showed a diagram on the wall behind Kim of a bomb mounted inside a cone. North Korea's nuclear and missile programme has made huge strides since Kim rose to power following his father's death in late 2011. (more...)
Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians batter, sweep Detroit Tigers, 11-1 Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians batter, sweep Detroit Tigers, 11-1
- September 04, 2017

Tigers general manager Al Avila fielded questions on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, a day after trading Justin Upton and Justin Verlander. All three were serving the first game of suspensions stemming from an August 24 brawl with the New York Yankees. (more...)
North Korea's hydrogen bomb test: 5 things to know North Korea's hydrogen bomb test: 5 things to know
- September 04, 2017

On Sunday morning, President Trump said North Korea's "words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous" to the United States. The United States Geological Survey said a tremor that's 5.6 in magnitude struck North Korea today. (more...)
Trump says appeasement 'will not work' after NK nuclear test Trump says appeasement 'will not work' after NK nuclear test
- September 04, 2017

The U.S. State Department had no immediate reaction. He also said South Korea's "talk of appeasement" was not working and that the secretive communist state "only understands one thing". "Obviously the test yesterday shows they are further along than everyone figured", said Flake, a Republican. North Korea's nuclear test came just a few hours after Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a key ally in the region. (more...)
Sitharaman replaces Jaitley as defence minister, Piyush Goyal gets railways Sitharaman replaces Jaitley as defence minister, Piyush Goyal gets railways
- September 03, 2017

Mr Goyal has been promoted to Cabinet rank as have Ms Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Sitharaman is the first woman minister to head Defence after Indira Gandhi. Wishing the fresh inductees to the Council of Ministers, Prabhu said "Congrats to all members of #TeamModi for new responsibility". Alphons is a Christian from Kerala, a state where the BJP has been trying hard to emerge as a potent force. (more...)
US makes big show of force against N Korea
- September 03, 2017

Four F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers from the USA trained with South Korea's F-15K fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, the final day of the 11-day Seoul-Washington joint military drills. "It should not be forgotten even a moment that the whole of South Korea can turn into ruins", the statement said. The source added the leaders wanted to increase the effectiveness of the current sanctions by helping others to implement them. (more...)
State police taking part in DWI crackdown State police taking part in DWI crackdown
- September 03, 2017

With AAA predicting more than 35 million drivers across the country to travel this Labor Day weekend , Connecticut State Police are looking to remind drivers to to put down the cell phones and get a designated driver. "Troopers cited 739 safety belt violations and 210 child safety seat violations". Joining a majority of those travelers, who will put rubber to the road this weekend, will be thousands of law enforcement officers patrolling Virginia's highways for reckless and impaired ... (more...)

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