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Spain Expels N. Korean Ambassador
- September 19, 2017

Its diplomatic isolation is, in fact, deepening after defying United Nations Security Council resolutions by carrying out 14 missile tests this year alone and a nuclear experiment earlier this month. It also said that it was a "flagrant violation" of global law and U.N. Security Council resolutions. North Korea's Embassy in Kuwait City has served as the only diplomatic station in the Gulf region for North Korea. (more...)
Decision to reopen keys after Irma was hard Decision to reopen keys after Irma was hard
- September 19, 2017

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, which provides water to the entire Keys, said its mainline stemming from mainland Florida was intact, but distribution lines that branch off and funnel water from the mainline to neighborhoods sustained extensive damage by uprooted trees, the utility said. (more...)
Sasfin ends audit contract with KPMG Sasfin ends audit contract with KPMG
- September 19, 2017

The final document appeared to accuse the former SARS chief who went on to be the country's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, of having knowledge of the allegedly rogue team. Sasfin said it has ended its auditing contract with auditing firm KPMG , the investment bank announced on Tuesday. "KPMG is being squeezed from people both sides of this issue", said political analyst Daniel Silke. (more...)
Spain moves to expel N. Korean ambassador Spain moves to expel N. Korean ambassador
- September 19, 2017

The agency did not link the exercise, which follows an earlier joint drill in July, with the North Korea issue. The United States also conducted Joint Air Force exercises with South Korea . North Korea gets most of its fuel from China and some from Russian Federation. On Sept. 12, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatened to impose additional sanctions on China if it fails to implement the new sanctions. (more...)
U.S. 'has military options' for North Korea U.S. 'has military options' for North Korea
- September 19, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at an undisclosed location. The Security Council stressed in a statement after a closed-door emergency meeting that all countries must "fully, comprehensively and immediately" implement all United Nations sanctions. (more...)
Hurricane Maria could hit islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma
- September 19, 2017

National Hurricane Center said on Sunday. Hurricane warnings were posted for the USA and British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Dominica , St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Martinique and St. Near South America, Hurricane Maria , now a Category 1 Hurricane, is strengthening, and Tropical Depression Lee is further out in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
Why Stephen Colbert Invited Sean Spicer to the Emmys Why Stephen Colbert Invited Sean Spicer to the Emmys
- September 19, 2017

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau wrote : "Harvard fellowships, Emmy appearances, huge speaking fees: there's just gonna be no penalty for working in Trump's White House, huh?" " Both in person and around the world! " the former White House press secretary said in resurrecting his January remarks in the wake of President Trump's inauguration. (more...)
BJD MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal arrested in Odisha chit fund scam case BJD MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal arrested in Odisha chit fund scam case
- September 19, 2017

He was detained by the CBI late in the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday and brought to Bhubaneswar . Pravat Biswal and his wife Laxmi Bilasini were interrogated by the CBI thrice in the past. BJD MP Ramchandra Hansdah was in jail for his alleged involvement in the chit fund scam. The ruling party sought to distance itself from the controversy that is all set to put the government on a sticky wicket. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Reportedly Giving Up Secret Service Protection, Citing Privacy Concerns Donald Trump Jr. Reportedly Giving Up Secret Service Protection, Citing Privacy Concerns
- September 19, 2017

CNN's Jim Acosta also reported Monday that Kellyanne Conway is refusing her federal protections. Mr. Trump could not be reached, and the White House did not return a message seeking comment. "To ensure the safety and security of our protectees and their families, we will not confirm who is now receiving Secret Service protection", said Catherine Milhoan, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service. (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis says current transgender troops can re-enlist, for now Defense Secretary Mattis says current transgender troops can re-enlist, for now
- September 19, 2017

Trump blindsided the Pentagon in July when he tweeted that transgender troops, who had been allowed to serve openly under rules implemented by Barack Obama's administration, would be barred from the military. "Transgender service members are subject to the same standards as any other service member of the same gender". "Doing otherwise would only harm our readiness at a time when our military is deployed around the world in defense of our country". (more...)
UC Berkeley tries to cancel Milo's 'Free Speech Week' UC Berkeley tries to cancel Milo's 'Free Speech Week'
- September 19, 2017

This is really a war of words that is heating up on Monday, with both sides pointing the finger at each other, possibly putting Free Speech Week in jeopardy. The university says the group missed key deadlines and did not pay the fees. For the university, there is no controversy. "There were a number of clauses they asked for in the contract". (more...)
Trump, Moon to increase pressure on N.Korea: White House Trump, Moon to increase pressure on N.Korea: White House
- September 19, 2017

Trump's National Security Advisor HR McMaster said the U.S. would "have to prepare all options" if sanctions prove insufficient to stop the North's weapons drive. NORTH Korea will be "destroyed" it if continues with "reckless behaviour" the US United Nations ambassador has said. Administration officials reaffirmed the United States' long-standing policy that the North must agree to relinquish its nuclear arsenal as a prerequisite for direct diplomatic talks. (more...)
Missing Man Was Likely Dead in Airport Parking Lot for Months Missing Man Was Likely Dead in Airport Parking Lot for Months
- September 19, 2017

The body was so decomposed that investigators were not able to immediately determine the gender or race, but later identified it as Potter's and said it appeared he died by suicide . Randy Potter had been dead by suicide the entire time his family and police were searching for him, reports KMBC . 'We wish them peace during this hard time'. (more...)
Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syria, Ukraine, Middle East
- September 19, 2017

The meeting between the two leaders took place at the Russian mission in NY ahead of the UN General Assembly, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said. Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests. The United States will seek a peaceful solution to the North Korean nuclear issue until it becomes necessary to use military force, Washington's top diplomat said Sunday. (more...)
Paul Ryan Plugs Away at Tax Reform Paul Ryan Plugs Away at Tax Reform
- September 19, 2017

But GOP leaders were vague about what the plan would entail. As for the wealthy, Trump says that "the rich will not be gaining at all with his plan". "You can't just do what Bush did in 2001 and 2003", he said. Ryan says Trump wanted to "clear the decks" to deal with the aftermath of the hurricanes and create some breathing room for Congress to work on taxes. (more...)
United Nations envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior United Nations envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior
- September 19, 2017

The North also fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday, responding to new United Nations sanctions over its atomic test with what appeared to be its longest-ever missile flight. Xinhua did not directly link the drills to current tension over North Korea. "Too bad!" tweeted the 45th President of USA. On Sunday, he warned of imminent danger from Pyongyang. (more...)
China, Russia urge peaceful resolution of crisis in Korean Peninsula
- September 19, 2017

North Korea said on Saturday it aimed to reach an "equilibrium" of military force with the United States. The North is expected to feature significantly in the United Nations General Assembly meeting that is scheduled to be held this week. (more...)
Woman fakes a seizure to avoid being mugged Woman fakes a seizure to avoid being mugged
- September 19, 2017

If you want to live hand back your wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be discreet. "Do not turn around until after you have left civic center + you will live". Authorities have released photos of a woman suspected in a freakish attempted robbery aboard a BART train. Ms Dragland described the suspect to police as an older white woman with a suitcase. (more...)
Sanctions accelerate the completion of the nuclear program - North Korea Sanctions accelerate the completion of the nuclear program - North Korea
- September 19, 2017

The flight was to " demonstrate the deterrence capability of the US-South Korea alliance against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats", the ministry said in a statement. In their latest nuclear test the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a long-range ballistic missile 3,700km (2,299 miles) on Friday (15 September) passing over Japan. (more...)
Hulu Makes SVOD History at the Emmy Award Show
- September 19, 2017

Brown ( This Is Us ) was honored for lead actor in a drama and Elisabeth Moss ( The Handmaid's Tale ) as lead actress. " The Handmaid's Tale ", which depicts a dystopian future where women are seen as objects, won the Emmy for best drama series . (more...)
Maria rapidly intensifies into Category 3 hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies into Category 3 hurricane
- September 19, 2017

On Martinique, which is also part of France, energy supplier EDF said power had been cut off from 16,000 homes, although a hurricane warning on the island was later downgraded to a tropical storm. territory last Friday. The storm is moving west-northwest at about 15 miles per hour (24 kph) and is expected to cross the Leeward Islands on Monday night, the NHC said. (more...)
Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Have Totally Gone And Bought A Puppy Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Have Totally Gone And Bought A Puppy
- September 19, 2017

Taking to Instagram to reshare a photo of Selena and Francia in their hospital bed's post-surgery, Mandy wrote: "Mama Bear was in high gear". Nick Jonas has praised his "inspiring" friend Selena Gomez for going public after having a kidney transplant earlier this year (17). (more...)
Malaysia Airlines Flights To Auckland As Usual Malaysia Airlines Flights To Auckland As Usual
- September 19, 2017

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says she's been told fuel will start flowing to Wiri as early as next Sunday. The carriers have managed to continue a majority of their scheduled flights, in some cases by refueling elsewhere. The NZ Herald reports others include: Z Green Bay, Z Royal Oak, Z Highbrook, Z Massey, Z Waiuku, Z Sylvia Park, Z Manurewa, Z Kepa Rd and Z Takanini. (more...)
Amber Rudd: 'I don't want Boris managing Brexit'
- September 19, 2017

Senior Conservative MPs have told City A.M. that there is increased appetite among the backbenches for a financial commitment to be made, and that £40bn was a "sensible" figure to contribute, as long as a transition period of two-to-three years, and a "decent" trading deal, was granted. (more...)
Group stages demonstration in Ghana to protest Rohingya crisis Group stages demonstration in Ghana to protest Rohingya crisis
- September 19, 2017

Rohingya elder Kamal Hossain said the two refugees killed by elephants were new arrivals, who had taken refuge in a forested area near the sprawling Kutupalong camp. Organizer Abu Hafizullah says Canada can raise this issue in the United Nations and put pressure on Myanmar's government, which is accused of systematically attacking Rohingya villages. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick Working Out, Ready To Play Colin Kaepernick Working Out, Ready To Play
- September 19, 2017

Kaepernick played in 12 games for the San Francisco 49ers last season, throwing 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions, although the team won just two games. The players want a change to be made. That commotion may be building in Cincinnati. With Kaepernick ready to play, all he needs to complete his comeback and instantly become the top-selling jersey in the league is a team in need of a quarterback, and apparently some players are already hoping for him to swoop in and help salvage ... (more...)
Boy Offers Compelling Reason Why Australia Needs Marriage Equality Boy Offers Compelling Reason Why Australia Needs Marriage Equality
- September 19, 2017

The Islamic School of Canberra has urged parents to vote in the voluntary survey but has not persuaded them towards either side, emphasising everyone's humanity must be recognised and respected. "I'll be voting 'Yes" for same sex marriage. To lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people, Mr Hinton-Teoh said: "Please understand that this is a moment in time, that the larger world is on your side, that your life is going to be handsome, that this moment will pass and we will ... (more...)
Spain expels North Korean ambassador Spain expels North Korean ambassador
- September 19, 2017

It also warned that they would have consequences on bilateral relations, according to a report from AFP. Russia's top envoy to Pyongyang has met with a senior North Korean official in charge of North American affairs to discuss situations on the Korean Peninsula, Moscow's embassy in the North said Tuesday. (more...)
Second Suspect Arrested in London, Terror Threat Lowers to Severe
- September 19, 2017

He is the second person to have been arrested in relation to the tube bombing. The threat level to the United Kingdom from worldwide terrorism has since been reduced from critical to severe. An MOD spokesperson said: "At the request of the police, we are moving quickly to deploy up to 1,000 personnel from across the three services to provide security at sites across the UK". (more...)
Tax reform must be a priority Tax reform must be a priority
- September 19, 2017

However, a timeline for the first major rewrite of the tax code in 30 years seems too ambitious. The Democrats have a point because the US government created the problem for thousands of juvenile immigrants and the USA government should alleviate the problem. (more...)

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