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Police names London Tube attack suspect
- September 19, 2017

Officers detained him at a fried chicken shop named Aladdin's on Saturday night, according to reports by Sky News. The identity of the 18-year-old, who was arrested from Port of Dover has also not been released but he is believed to be an Iraqi refugee orphan who moved to the United Kingdom when he was 15. (more...)
Total acquires energy efficiency company Total acquires energy efficiency company
- September 19, 2017

The deal is valued at €237.5m ($284.7m) and gives Total the opportunity to takeover Eren after a period of five years. Total said could eventually take the company over completely within the next five years. Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné said when releasing results for the second quarter that his company could "take advantage of the low-priced environment" by taking on new resources. (more...)
Quinnipiac poll: Northam ahead by 10 pts in Va. governor race Quinnipiac poll: Northam ahead by 10 pts in Va. governor race
- September 19, 2017

Libertarian Cliff Hyra is a distant third at 3 percent. "The large number of undecided voters at this stage demonstrates that either major party candidate can become the next governor of Virginia ", he said in a news release. Election Project. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, as the vice presidential nominee, won the commonwealth by 5.4 percentage points. Among women, 50 percent favored Northam , 33 percent backed Gillespie and 2 percent supported Hyra, with the rest undecided. (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu and Egypt's Sisi meet for first time in public Israel's Netanyahu and Egypt's Sisi meet for first time in public
- September 19, 2017

Egyptian authorities said in a statement the two had met on on Monday ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in NY. It was the first public meeting between the two leaders since el-Sisi's coup that removed the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. (more...)
Hamas ready for talks on forming unity government in Gaza Hamas ready for talks on forming unity government in Gaza
- September 19, 2017

He said he expects that Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza in the coming few days and that he will be treated with respect and full cooperation from Hamas, which has been ruling the Gaza Strip since its 2007 coup against the Palestinian Authority. (more...)
Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea
- September 19, 2017

A bare majority of U.S. voters do not trust President Donald Trump to deal with the North Korean threat, a newly published poll revealed on Monday. "We must ensure that no one and no member state shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden and that's militarily or financially". Trump went on to condemn Iran, calling the US's nuclear deal with the country an "embarrassment". (more...)
Grenfell: Investigate individuals over fire, say police Grenfell: Investigate individuals over fire, say police
- September 19, 2017

Detective Chief Superintendant Fiona McCormack said: "The investigation into what happened at Grenfell Tower is a priority for the Met and we are determined to find the answers that so many desperately seek". So far 60 victims have been identified following the devastating blaze at the North Kensington high-rise apartments on June 14. Commander Stuart Cundy said the original figure "may come down a little but" due to investigations since the deadly blaze. (more...)
Rep. Grijalva arrested in front of Trump Tower Rep. Grijalva arrested in front of Trump Tower
- September 19, 2017

Trump recently announced that the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, which defers deportation for non-citizens who arrive in the USA as children, will end. They object to the president's plan to end DACA in six months. Mark-Viveritto (fourth from left) blocks traffic on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower Tuesday. (more...)
No need yet to shoot down North Korean missiles
- September 19, 2017

It comes after North Korea launched another provocative missile over Japan on Friday amid repeated threats to the US. The UN Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea a week ago over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, seeking to curb Pyongyang's sources of income, in part by limiting oil exports to the country. (more...)
White House Re-Affirms Intent To Leave Paris Climate Treaty White House Re-Affirms Intent To Leave Paris Climate Treaty
- September 19, 2017

A new USA president could have said , "I'm lowering our Paris target", or "I'm changing the way we plan to meet the target" - and then dealt with the criticism at global gatherings. Macron is a leading proponent for the agreement. However, this year's Senate funding bill was missing the funding the United States normally provides to help the UNFCCC keep the climate diplomacy agenda moving forward. (more...)
Polls suggest jump in German far-right party's support Polls suggest jump in German far-right party's support
- September 19, 2017

Those outside Germany could be forgiven for barely noticing that the country is going to the polls in less than a week to decide its government for the next four years. If the CDU/CSU or SPD wins more direct seats in a state than they would get based on their share of second votes, the Bundestag creates extra "overhang" seats. (more...)
Kenya's judges condemn 'savage' intimidation following election ruling Kenya's judges condemn 'savage' intimidation following election ruling
- September 19, 2017

Scores of supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta gathered outside the Supreme Court to demand he be sworn in, before being dispersed with teargas, while isolated protests blocked roads elsewhere in the country. He said the police had ignored calls to act on these threats. National police spokesman George Kinoti said he would await further details of the chief justice's criticism before responding, Reuters news agency reports. (more...)
Trump, Xi to push for greater pressure on North Korea through UNSC Trump, Xi to push for greater pressure on North Korea through UNSC
- September 19, 2017

Trump has been a critic of the United Nations for some time , having spoken before about how he feels it over spends. The president's Monday remarks were just a warm-up for a much more extensive United Nations speech he will give on Tuesday.where he's expected to cover some huge issues like the UN's latest sanctions against North Korea and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal . (more...)
Trump mocks North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un as 'Rocket Man' Trump mocks North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un as 'Rocket Man'
- September 19, 2017

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke on Saturday by phone, Xinhua news agency reported. The United States, on the other hand, displayed far less patience after UN envoy Nikki Haley highlighted the Security Council's failure to control North Korea and stated that including the Pentagon is a likely next step. (more...)
German U-boat wreck discovered off Belgium German U-boat wreck discovered off Belgium
- September 19, 2017

The Governor of West Flanders, Carl Decaluwe, described the discovery as "very unique". He told reporters on Tuesday: "It's quite fantastic that we found something like this". 11 have been found underwater, though Belgian authorities say none of the past finds have been as well-preserved as this. State Secretary for the North Sea Philippe De Backer said on Twitter that it was important to pay respect to the deceased and added he would seek heritage site recognition for the vessel. (more...)
Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details
- September 19, 2017

Any conflict on the Korean peninsula could easily result in a degree of bloodshed unseen since the 1950-53 Korean War, which claimed the lives of more than 50,000 Americans and millions of Koreans and ended in an armed truce, not a peace treaty. (more...)
Naval hospital removes employees after disturbing photos with newborns go viral Naval hospital removes employees after disturbing photos with newborns go viral
- September 19, 2017

A military spouse shared the photos, which were posted on Snapchat, in a post on Facebook . Thompson has allegedly taken several pictures and videos of herself using the newborns as puppets as she dances to music. Thompson also posted a picture of what is believed to be her giving a baby the middle finger and writing, "How I now feel about these mini Satans". The sick employees were "removed from patient care", the hospital said . (more...)
Netanyahu Meets Egypt's a-Sisi in First Public Forum
- September 19, 2017

Netanyahu's office said the two men met for about an hour and a half and discussed regional issues. The Egyptian president joined Netanyahu for talks with then USA secretary of state John Kerry hosted by King Abdullah II in the Jordanian city of Aqaba in February, 2016, a former U.S. (more...)
Gasoline prices to rise 80% in Saudi Arabia Gasoline prices to rise 80% in Saudi Arabia
- September 19, 2017

The cost of the Land Bridge line will depend on the exact route chosen and the location of the Red Sea terminus, with bidding for contracts likely to include local and global engineering companies and financial institutions, according to Al Malik, who has been CEO of Saudi Railway since March. (more...)
Rajasthan: School director, teacher arrested for allegedly raping 18-year-old student Rajasthan: School director, teacher arrested for allegedly raping 18-year-old student
- September 19, 2017

The entire matter came to light when the girl began bleeding incessantly, due and had to be taken to a hospital in Ajeetgargh. She is now unconscious and in a hospital in Jaipur. The student is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Jaipur. "Based on that, we will take a call on arresting them", he added. Apparently, the rape had been going on for four months. (more...)
Kolkata welcomes Durga Puja with kilometre long Alpona; see stunning photos Kolkata welcomes Durga Puja with kilometre long Alpona; see stunning photos
- September 19, 2017

Mahalaya marks the beginning of Navaratri and happens to fall on September 19 this year. In Bengal, Durga Puja festivities have begun already - and how! Taking in account the cultural part too, Mahalaya is a 90 minute programmed where the invocation of Mahishasura Mardini is recited to remember the women powers and the way Durga succeeded in killing the demon. (more...)
Odisha Ruling BJD's hartal turns violent, public inconvenienced - OdishaDiary Odisha Ruling BJD's hartal turns violent, public inconvenienced - OdishaDiary
- September 19, 2017

Panda went a step ahead to say that even Biju babu (Biju Patnaik) would have been ashamed with such vandalism. "Disruption of essential services like ambulance is most unfortunate", Pradhan said in a series of tweets.Claiming that the hartal (against petrol price hike) was targeted against him, Pradhan said, he has no objection to BJD criticising him but the ruling party should refrain from hurting the public. (more...)
Cops in 7 border dists on alert, Honeypreet may flee to Nepal Cops in 7 border dists on alert, Honeypreet may flee to Nepal
- September 19, 2017

The vegetables grown by him will not be sold outside but, cooked in the jail mess after a thorough inspection. In a bid to escape conviction, Ram Rahim claimed that he was "impotent". Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who is now serving a jail sentence of 20 years in Rohtak is reportedly earning Rs 20 a day in prison. (more...)
PM Abbasi arrives in NY to lead Pakistan delegation to UNGA PM Abbasi arrives in NY to lead Pakistan delegation to UNGA
- September 19, 2017

We are looking forward for more American companies to invest in diverse fields in Pakistan, the Prime Minister said. The US president in his speech had also lambasted Pakistan for offering safe havens to "agents of chaos". In his policy statement in the General Assembly, the Prime Minister will enunciate Pakistan's position on key worldwide issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. (more...)
'You're a Liar': Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks 'You're a Liar': Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks
- September 19, 2017

The Dream Act - which has taken many forms over the years but never been successful in Congress - has been Pelosi's and other House Democrats' answer to the Trump administration saying it wants to rescind the Obama's administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. (more...)
Trump attorney Michael Cohen expected to speak with Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday Trump attorney Michael Cohen expected to speak with Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday
- September 19, 2017

He also denies any role in the creation of so-called fake news stories, which the United States intelligence community linked to a Russian campaign that used propaganda and online trolls to promote stories critical of Hillary Clinton and help Trump. (more...)
Spain expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests Spain expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests
- September 19, 2017

It also warned that they would have consequences on bilateral relations, according to a report from AFP. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said that Spain "had repeatedly warned the DPRK Ambassador and authorities" about the tests and on September 1 Spain had told the DPRK Embassy to reduce the number of diplomats in the country following a missile test by DPRK. (more...)
Hurricane Maria gains strength, bears down on Caribbean islands Hurricane Maria gains strength, bears down on Caribbean islands
- September 19, 2017

Forecasts call for it to pass straight over Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Officials in Puerto Rico imposed a rationing of basic suplies including water and baby formula Monday, saying it is necessary to ensure everyone has access to basic items such as batteries, milk, canned foods, flashlights and other things. (more...)
Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela soon Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela soon
- September 19, 2017

Trump did not mention military intervention as he had done recently but rather reiterated the view expressed by the Colombian leader that a unified, collective approach is needed to bring about a democratic regime in Venezuela. The meeting was attended by Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos, Brazil's Michel Temer, Panama's Juan Carlos Varela and Argentina's vice president Gabriela Michetti. (more...)
Tropical storm watch issued for parts of NY, NJ
- September 19, 2017

The US National Hurricane Center said Maria had maximum sustained winds of 120 mp/h overnight. The 11 AM forecast cone from the National Hurricane Center shows Jose reduced to a tropical storm by Wednesday . It's about 270 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras and 380 miles west of Bermuda. Rough surf and rip current risks remain high. This should be enough to turn Tropical Depression Lee into a remnant low. (more...)

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