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Katia downgraded to tropical storm as it moves into Mexico Katia downgraded to tropical storm as it moves into Mexico
- September 12, 2017

The eye of Irma passed over Antigua and St. Martin early Wednesday and then continued northwest with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. Upon approaching the Leeward Islands, Jose would likely move out to sea due to a lack of "steering flow", making it unlikely the storm would make landfall elsewhere, AccuWeather said . (more...)
North Korea promises U.S. more gift packages North Korea promises U.S. more gift packages
- September 12, 2017

But he said he believed North Korea's leadership feared any freeze of its nuclear program would be followed by what amounted to "an invitation to the cemetery". Mnuchin said that Trump would consider the order "at the appropriate time once he gives the United Nations time to act". Abe took a harder line, saying that North Korea must be made to give up its entire nuclear weapons and missile program. (more...)
FEMA puts to bed Hurricane Irma rumors on new web page FEMA puts to bed Hurricane Irma rumors on new web page
- September 12, 2017

Retail spending, which excludes gas spending but includes categories like clothing and home furnishings, was down even more , at 43.7 percent, according to First Data, which tracked data from more than 78,000 merchants in and around Houston , the fourth-largest USA city. (more...)
Nigeria Custom seize 1100 firearms imported from Turkey Nigeria Custom seize 1100 firearms imported from Turkey
- September 12, 2017

NCS spokesman, Joseph Attah revealed that the weapons were imported from Turkey. He said the weapons were discovered by custom officers who were carrying out 100 percent examination of the container. It had also later in May, intercepted 440 pieces of riffles at Tin Can Island Port, Lagos . The NCS said the seizure at the Tincan Island Port Command (TICP) was made on the 6th of September, 2017 but they disclosed the information to the press on September 11. (more...)
Hurricane, Tropical Storm Watches Issued For Big Bend, South GA, N. Fla
- September 12, 2017

A direct hit from Irma appeared increasingly unlikely in North Carolina, where emergency officials urged people to stay vigilant with preparations. There were 22 power outages reported in Glynn County on Georgia Power's online outage map that included 1,345 of the company's 41,602 customers in the county. (more...)
Hurricane Irma smacks into US state of Florida Hurricane Irma smacks into US state of Florida
- September 12, 2017

Projections included widespread damage, from storm surge near Savannah to toppled trees and power lines far inland into Alabama. When he fled for higher ground on the weekend he didn't know what he'd find when he got back. People in the heavily populated Tampa-St. Palmer and his wife planned to stay in their 144-year-old home, which has weathered many storms including the last major hurricane to hit the Georgia coast in 1898. (more...)
UN OKs watered-down new sanctions against North Korea UN OKs watered-down new sanctions against North Korea
- September 12, 2017

US President Donald Trump's approach to the rapidly rising threat from North Korea has veered from empathy for the country's bellicose leader to finger-pointing at China to quick-tempered threats of possible military action. North Korea said it would respond to any U.N. sanctions and US pressure with "powerful counter measures", accusing the United States of aiming to start a war . (more...)
Australia face Board Presidents XI ahead of ODI series Australia face Board Presidents XI ahead of ODI series
- September 12, 2017

This is their only practice game ahead of the highly-anticipated series. The tour game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium is the visitors' only warm-up tie prior to the ODI series, which will be followed by a three-match Twenty20 worldwide (T20I) series. (more...)
Rohingya Muslims injured by landmines during attempted escapes to Banladesh Rohingya Muslims injured by landmines during attempted escapes to Banladesh
- September 12, 2017

According to the UN High Commissioner, Myanmar authorities' operation against Rohingya Muslims in the country's state of Rakhine in recent weeks could be regarded as ethnic cleansing . United Nations rights investigators have been barred from entering the country, formerly Burma , from where the United Nations says 270,000 people have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in the last three weeks. (more...)
Tropical Storm Jose Could Hit As Another Hurricane Right After Irma Tropical Storm Jose Could Hit As Another Hurricane Right After Irma
- September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma continues to maintain its strength as maximum sustained winds remain at 185 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Katia formed in the Gulf of Mexico , and it may pose a threat to the eastern portion of Mexico . So is the fact that, at the moment, Irma is one of three named hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico , sandwiched between Hurricanes Katia and Jose. Travel to and from St. (more...)
Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status
- September 12, 2017

Irma is predicted to make landfall in Florida before working its way north into Georgia and the Carolinas. As people in the path of Irma prepare for the storm, and what is warned to be catastrophic damage, Hurricane Jose is forming farther out in the Atlantic. (more...)
Nawaz's children raise objection to SC bench Nawaz's children raise objection to SC bench
- September 12, 2017

According to Geo News , a three-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan after hearing the arguments of Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Nawaz Sharif's children, and Khawaja Haris, counsel for Sharif, sent the matter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar. (more...)
Oil prices up amid statements on OPEC+ deal extension
- September 12, 2017

Irma, which is the second hurricane to approach United States in two weeks, could knock out refineries and cause fuel shortages in the next few days. On Irma's heels, Hurricane Jose is heading for the Caribbean Leeward islands, which have just been devastated by Irma, with wind speeds of 120 miles per hour (195 km/h). (more...)
United Nations warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims United Nations warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims
- September 12, 2017

The United States is in the process of drafting a new defense military bill meant to expand its military cooperation with Myanmar , the Associated Press reported. Dhaka initially stepped up border controls after the violence, stranding thousands of refugees at the Bangladeshi frontier, but in the last week has been allowing them to enter. (more...)
Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies
- September 12, 2017

January 6 - North Korea conducts its fourth nuclear test , claiming that it succeeded in detonating a hydrogen bomb. "They would rather eat grass than give up their nuclear programme", Putin said at the meeting of BRICS representatives, which gathers leaders from five emerging global economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. (more...)
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
- September 12, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin , on Wednesday that the situation on the Korean peninsula was complicated because of provocations by North Korea. The South's defense ministry confirmed on Wednesday the launchers would be installed on a former golf course near Seongju City some 217 km (135 miles) south of Seoul. (more...)
UN Security Council adopts new sanctions against North Korea
- September 12, 2017

The move comes in the wake of the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation test on September 3. There was no independent verification of the North's claim to have conducted a hydrogen bomb test, but some experts said there was enough strong evidence to suggest Pyongyang had either developed a hydrogen bomb or was getting close. (more...)
Pyongyang Threatens the U.S. with Pyongyang Threatens the U.S. with "Great Suffering and Pain"
- September 12, 2017

The US has circulated a draft resolution that would, aside from barring crude oil shipments to North Korea , ban the nation's exports of textiles and prohibit employment of its guest workers by other countries, according to a diplomat at the world body. (more...)
North Korea rejects sanctions, threatens US
- September 12, 2017

North Korea on Tuesday rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing tougher sanctions and said the United States would soon face the "greatest pain" it had ever experienced. The North's Foreign Ministry spokesman said the United States was "going frantic" to manipulate the Security Council over Pyongyang's nuclear test, which it said was part of "legitimate self-defensive measures". (more...)
Here's Everything That Happened with Hurricane Irma This Weekend Here's Everything That Happened with Hurricane Irma This Weekend
- September 12, 2017

People in the heavily populated Tampa-St. "What we feared the most was the surge", he said Monday on MSNBC. As morning broke, he couldn't open the electric shutters to see outside. Trump said the US Coast Guard had been heroic and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was doing a good job to help coordinate the response with states. (more...)
Jefferies Group Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (RARE)
- September 12, 2017

About 563,770 shares traded. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/09/10/jefferies-group-analysts-raise-earnings-estimates-for-ultragenyx-pharmaceutical-inc-rare.html. It also reduced General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) stake by 11,700 shares and now owns 29,300 shares. Wall Street Associate invested 0.98% in Exar Corporation (NYSE:EXAR). (more...)
Hurricane Irma unleashes full fury on Florida's Gulf Coast
- September 12, 2017

In the low-lying Keys, appliances and furniture were seen floating away. Florida Governor Rick Scott expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. Tens of thousands of people have joined an event advertised on Facebook in which gun owners shoot at the category 4 hurricane bearing down on the southern USA state of Florida , the Independent reported on Saturday. (more...)
Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, risky storm surges feared Hurricane Irma climbs Florida coast, risky storm surges feared
- September 12, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal has expanded an emergency declaration to include all 159 counties in Georgia as Hurricane Irma moves up the Florida coast. As it traveled through the center of the state early on Monday, Irma brought gusts of up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph) and torrential rain to areas around Orlando, one of the most popular areas for tourism in Florida because of its cluster of theme parks, the National Weather Service said . (more...)
United States citizens evacuated from St Maarten, St. Thomas after Hurricane Irma United States citizens evacuated from St Maarten, St. Thomas after Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

The " potentially catastrophic ", terrifying-to-glimpse-at-even-on-a-radar storm named Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Puerto Rico . The flight quickly unloaded passengers and took on a new planeful of passengers to take to NY. "There are maximum tailwind and crosswind limits that have to be observed", Smith explained. According to Delta, the airline notified passengers that conditions in San Juan were safe for travel. (more...)
Florida power company says restoration 'will take weeks' after Irma Florida power company says restoration 'will take weeks' after Irma
- September 12, 2017

The high pressure that brought fall-like weather to the state over the weekend will still keep things dry here on Monday, but clouds will gradually move in from the south. The deputy, identified as Julie Bridges, was a 13-year veteran of the county force, said Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier. Heavy rains and wind gusts reportedly in excess of 150 miles per hour still wreaked havoc on the region as millions in the storm's path were ordered to evacuate. (more...)
Putin Says UN Peacekeepers Could Be Deployed Throughout Ukraine Conflict Zone Putin Says UN Peacekeepers Could Be Deployed Throughout Ukraine Conflict Zone
- September 12, 2017

This week, the UN Security Council unanimously approved fresh, tighter sanctions on Pyongyang, following its alarming missile and nuclear tests, that would deprive the Hermit Kingdom of about $1.3 bn ($985m) in annual revenues. A spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry issued a similar statement through the official Korean Central News Agency, claiming Pyongyang is "ready to destroy" and employ other "last resort methods". (more...)
Hurricanes Jose and Katia form within minutes of each other Hurricanes Jose and Katia form within minutes of each other
- September 12, 2017

The track of Irma has been fairly consistent, most modeling has the storm keeping its category 4 intensity as it runs right up the Florida peninsula. Tropical Storm Jose is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory . (more...)
UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions
- September 12, 2017

What does this resolution do, and does it have the teeth that the Trump administration wanted it to have? The United States watered down an initial tougher draft resolution to win the support of Russian Federation and Pyongyang ally China. (more...)
Kim Jong-un calls North Korean n-test 'great victory
- September 12, 2017

Almost 80 percent of the textile exports went to China. Facing pressure from the United States and North Korea's wary neighbors in South Korea and Japan, China agreed to apply more pressure to the Kim Jong Un regime. He again raised the Chinese and Russian proposal of a dual suspension of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile testing along with US and South Korean military exercises in a bid to kick-start talks. (more...)
Nation pays homage to Quaid on 69th death anniversary Nation pays homage to Quaid on 69th death anniversary
- September 12, 2017

Shah said the issues of administration exist everywhere and it is not a new thing. Pakistani media will broadcast special programs to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and other provincial ministers laid floral wreaths at Quaid's mausoleum and offered Fateha. (more...)

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