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N.Korea rejects latest United Nations sanctions as provocation N.Korea rejects latest United Nations sanctions as provocation
- September 13, 2017

On August 5, the U.S. drafted a UN resolution that embargoed all imports of North Korean coal, iron, lead and seafood and required nations to cap employment of DPRK workers. One metric ton is roughly equal to roughly seven barrels of crude oil. The UNSC adopted new sanctions Monday in the wake of North Korea's most powerful nuclear test on September 3. (more...)
Egypt: 18 killed in attack on security convoy in North Sinai Egypt: 18 killed in attack on security convoy in North Sinai
- September 13, 2017

Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to worldwide peace and security, and underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these "reprehensible acts of terrorism" to justice. (more...)
Budget for body probing Duterte drugs war slashed to just $25 Budget for body probing Duterte drugs war slashed to just $25
- September 13, 2017

The UNHRC is 47-member-state inter-governmental body responsible in promoting and protecting all human rights worldwide. Calling out Duterte's many supporters in Congress, Congressman Edcel Lagman said his colleagues were "virtually imposing the death penalty on a constitutionally created and mandated independent office". (more...)
Rays hope new 'home' field helps against Yankees Rays hope new 'home' field helps against Yankees
- September 13, 2017

March 29 will mark the earliest the Rays have ever played their season opener, topping March 30, 2004, when they opened at the Tokyo Dome against the New York Yankees . Gray (9-10) took a hard-luck loss in a complete game despite allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out nine over eight innings . This is a tough one to call but due to the unpredictability of the Yankees offense I'm taking the Rays here. (more...)
Protests Across Asia over Myanmar's Treatment of Rohingyas Protests Across Asia over Myanmar's Treatment of Rohingyas
- September 13, 2017

The US Senate will vote on a defense spending bill next week that could expand the Pentagon's cooperation with the Myanmarese military, The Associated Press reported on Saturday. In his letter, Tutu described Suu Kyi as "a beloved younger sister", and how he used to keep a photo of her on his desk to remind him of the woman who symbolized "righteousness" in the world. (more...)
UN Security Council Approves New Sanctions Against North Korea UN Security Council Approves New Sanctions Against North Korea
- September 13, 2017

Pyongyang's ambassador, Han Tae Song, made the vitriolic comments at the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva . The sanctions restrict oil imports and ban textile exports - an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programs. (more...)
Blue Jays walk off winners against slumping O's Blue Jays walk off winners against slumping O's
- September 13, 2017

Baltimore has lost three straight one-run decisions and is 20-18 in such games. The rally began when Zach Britton (2-1) walked Kevin Pillar to start the ninth, then gave up a line drive single to Teoscar Hernandez. Jays starter Joe Biagini picked up the win with both runs given up on six hits through eight innings of work. "I thought Leone looked good", manager John Gibbons said. (more...)
Military Action 'Certainly an Option' with North Korea Military Action 'Certainly an Option' with North Korea
- September 13, 2017

Both China and Russian Federation said that sanctions had so far done little to stop North Korea from increasing its nuclear and missile capabilities, and that the country remained determined to build a nuclear arsenal despite President Trump's threatening to rain down "fire and fury". (more...)
Tropical Storm Jose expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night Tropical Storm Jose expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night
- September 13, 2017

There are now three hurricanes in the Atlantic. As of 5 p.m. ET, Jose was out over the open Atlantic, not far from where Irma was a couple of days ago. It's not close enough to cause direct destruction, but close enough to potentially bring another round of wind and rain to the ravaged islands. The storm is expected to make landfall in Mexico's southeast coast late Friday or early Saturday. (more...)
Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE:BPL) Traded -5.5% Below Its 50 Day Average Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE:BPL) Traded -5.5% Below Its 50 Day Average
- September 13, 2017

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $26.95. About shares traded. CounterPath, Corp. SM Energy Co (SM) has declined 24.40% since September 12, 2016 and is downtrending. Today, Shore Capital reaffirmed their Hold rating on Redrow PLC (LON:RDW)'s stock in analysts report issued to clients. The stock of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (more...)
Biracial boy in New Hampshire almost hung to death by teens Biracial boy in New Hampshire almost hung to death by teens
- September 13, 2017

The boy's mother later posted pictures showing rope burn on the boy's neck on Facebook . "So my son is being flown to Dartmouth after a 14-year-old kid chose to hang him from a tree". The boy allegedly swung back and forth three times from the rope before he was able to free himself. The boy was taken to a Claremont hospital where he was treated for the neck injuries that he sustained. (more...)
At least 10 dead in Cuba from Irma At least 10 dead in Cuba from Irma
- September 13, 2017

Castro, 86, who has said he will step aside early next year, said authorities had not been able to assess the full extent of damage yet, but the hurricane had impacted housing stock and the power grid, as well as agriculture. Next day "Irma" dropped down to category 3 and struck the Northern coast of Cuba. Images shared on Facebook by the Cuban news outlet Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) on September 8 showed the dolphins swaddled in damp blue sheets and resting on mats, as blue-suited ... (more...)
Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step' Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'
- September 13, 2017

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley previously indicated that more sanctions would be needed. When these new stronger sanctions are added to those passed last month, over 90 per cent of North Korea's publicly reported exports are now fully banned. (more...)
North Korea warns United States of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions
- September 13, 2017

And the USA wanted them to be even tougher originally! The US and its allies have been calling for stern measures against North Korea since the September 3 nuclear test. The US estimates about 93,000 North Koreans are working overseas, the US official said. A Japan and Korea editor at the East Asia Forum, Ben Ascione , tells ValueWalk that North Korea has "proven adept at evading sanctions over the years". (more...)
Supreme Court puts redrawing of Texas political maps on hold Supreme Court puts redrawing of Texas political maps on hold
- September 13, 2017

The 5-to-4 ruling nearly surely means the 2018 elections will be conducted in the disputed congressional and legislative districts. Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissented from the majority opinion. Chad Dunn, the Texas Democratic Party's general counsel, said he believes the evidence of discriminatory intent is so strong, the Supreme Court will agree. (more...)
Five delegates to Niger Delta Summit die in Ondo Five delegates to Niger Delta Summit die in Ondo
- September 13, 2017

The conference, with the theme: Fast-tracking the Development and Peace in the Niger Delta Region, is being hosted by Ondo State government in conjunction with the Niger Delta Affairs Ministry. He called for the empowerment of the youth in the region and demanded the strengthening of transparency and accountability in the various interventions in the region. (more...)
Trump Says US Military Strike 'Not a First Choice' on North Korea Trump Says US Military Strike 'Not a First Choice' on North Korea
- September 13, 2017

Security Council endorse a new resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke at a regional meeting in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok and agreed to persuade China and Russia to cut off oil to North Korea as much as possible, according to South Korean officials. (more...)
Pyongyang Threatens US with 'Greatest Pain' If UNSC Adopts Sanctions Resolution Pyongyang Threatens US with 'Greatest Pain' If UNSC Adopts Sanctions Resolution
- September 13, 2017

It said the US would pay a heavy price if the sanctions proposed by Washington are adopted. Among the provisions that were in a draft proposal, but not the final resolution were a total oil embargo and a freeze on the assets of both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the national airline. (more...)
North Korea warns USA of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions North Korea warns USA of 'greatest pain', rejects sanctions
- September 13, 2017

Monday's resolution comes just over a month after the passage at the UNSC of resolution 2371 on August 5, itself a response to two tests by North Korea of Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in July. The sanctions fell short of the original USA demand for banning foreign travel by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and freezing his assets. South Korea is not now considering redeploying American nuclear weapons within its borders, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told ... (more...)
Viral photo of Florida officers draws wild response Viral photo of Florida officers draws wild response
- September 13, 2017

The officers added a few updates to their original caption in response to the comments, saying they plan to make a calendar to raise funds for hurricane recovery in Florida. Gainesville Police also requested people not call 911, requesting the trio to respond to their "incident". "6. There WILL be a calendar". The Facebook page didn't offer any additional details on the calendar. (more...)
Katia Weakens To Tropical Depression Over Mexico Katia Weakens To Tropical Depression Over Mexico
- September 13, 2017

Irma's powerful center could pass just north of Puerto Rico - a United States territory of about 3.4 million people - on Wednesday afternoon and night, threatening heavy rain and risky coastal storm surges, forecasters said. As Katia was making landfall, Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, walloped Cuba's northern coast as a Category 5 storm . (more...)
Amani Bledsoe Suing NCAA over 1-Year Suspension for Positive PED Test Amani Bledsoe Suing NCAA over 1-Year Suspension for Positive PED Test
- September 13, 2017

According to court documents, a civil lawsuit filed August 24 in Cleveland County, Oklahoma asked the NCAA to lift the suspension and restore a year of eligibility. Also noted in Bledsoe's appeal is that when an independent lab tested the can of protein powder Bledsoe believes resulted in the positive test, it did contain a little bit of clomiphene. (more...)
Two Ships Collide In Singapore Waters; 7 Injured, 5 Missing Two Ships Collide In Singapore Waters; 7 Injured, 5 Missing
- September 13, 2017

After the collision, seven Chinese nationals aboard the dredger were rescued by the Singapore Police Coast Guard (PCG) and transferred to the Singapore General Hospital, while the four other Chinese and one Malaysian crew member are still missing. (more...)
Forecasters Say Irma Weakens To Tropical Storm In Florida Forecasters Say Irma Weakens To Tropical Storm In Florida
- September 13, 2017

If you aren't caught up, here's what happened on Sunday: When Irma was still a healthy Category 3 and 4-force hurricane in South Florida, its outer winds blew from the northeast into Tampa Bay, pushing the water out to the Gulf of Mexico. (more...)
Honoring those we lost on 9/11 Honoring those we lost on 9/11
- September 13, 2017

President Donald Trump too paid homage to the victims and warned that "savage killers" who threaten the United States will find no haven on earth. The solemn occasion started with a moment of silence with bells chiming in the background, and relatives and others reading out names of the nearly 3,000 victims killed in the deadliest terrorist attacks carried out on United States soil. (more...)
US seeks tough UN sanctions against N Korea
- September 13, 2017

Should the sanctions resolution pass, it said, Pyongyang's forthcoming measures "will cause the US the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history". The state media also reported its government had a separate banquet attended by ranking officials, including Kim Yong-nam, to celebrate its 69th founding anniversary of the regime. (more...)
Hasina assures shelter, food for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence Hasina assures shelter, food for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence
- September 13, 2017

What are the crimes of the women, children, the innocent people? The Rohingyas, a stateless mostly Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority Rakhine, have long experienced persecution in Myanmar, which says they are illegal immigrants. The surge has overwhelmed the Bangladesh authorities, who are scrambling to find land to build more camps, including on the inhospitable and uninhabited Thengar Char island - recently renamed Bhashan Char - despite reluctance on the part of Rohingya leaders and ... (more...)
Pyongyang: Pyongyang: "Categorically" reject new sanctions, promise "greatest pain" on the US
- September 13, 2017

Most experts believe a preemptive strike against North Korea would be perceived as an attempt at regime change, and its military leadership would likely lash out at South Korea with artillery and chemical weapons. Smuggled supplies included diesel fuel and other goods that the isolated country could not produce themselves. The two halves have grown far apart during more than six decades of division. (more...)
Britain, EU announce date of next round of Brexit talks
- September 13, 2017

It will say the United Kingdom has the largest defence budget and development budget in Europe, while it has also committed to invest at least 50% of development spend in fragile states and regions. With the largest defence budget in Europe, the largest Navy British troops and planes deployed across land, air and sea in Europe, our role in the continent's defence has never been more vital. (more...)
Next round of Brexit negotiations postponed to September 25
- September 13, 2017

There was no immediate official comment from the European Commission, which is the EU executive. Labour MP Chris Bryant, a leading supporter of the pro-EU Open Britain campaign, said: "The Government's intention to continue to share a deep foreign policy and security relationship with the EU in future is welcome, but it makes a mockery of their threat to leave the EU with no deal at all". (more...)