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Canada Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials Canada Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials
- September 23, 2017

The move follows a similar action by the United States in August. At least 125 people were killed in the demonstrations. "These are sanctions aimed at undermining efforts to establish dialogue between the government and the Venezuelan opposition, with the support and support of members of the global community". (more...)
China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea
- September 23, 2017

This week marked a new level of acrimony in a blistering war of words between Kim and Trump, with the USA leader using his maiden speech at the United Nations to warn that Washington would "totally destroy" the North if the U.S. A statement from China's commerce ministry said that the restrictions on refined petroleum products would apply from October 1, one week from now, and on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) immediately. (more...)
What's a 'dotard' anyway? Kim's insult to Trump What's a 'dotard' anyway? Kim's insult to Trump
- September 23, 2017

The country could still get a slot at another time. He spoke just days after Trump , in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly, derisively called Kim " Rocket Man " and said it might be necessary to "completely destroy" North Korea . (more...)
China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea
- September 23, 2017

In signing the statement, North Korea also received a critical security guarantee from the United States. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan handed back earlier gains and was down 0.7 percent. The ICE dollar gauge midweek leapt to a two-week high after the Fed said it would begin to shrink its more than $4 trillion balance sheet in October . (more...)
Mexico quake: Strong 6.2-magnitude natural disaster hits Mexico City, monitor says Mexico quake: Strong 6.2-magnitude natural disaster hits Mexico City, monitor says
- September 23, 2017

Insured losses from the magnitude 7.1 quake that struck central Mexico Sept. 19 will be between 13 billion and 36.7 billion Mexican pesos ($726.7 million and $2.05 billion), according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. "The city is still quite tense", said Israel Escamilla, an engineer, as he sipped a plastic cup filled with Coke at an empty bar. Rescue operations are still under way to save those are feared trapped under rubble. (more...)
China limits oil trade to North Korea China limits oil trade to North Korea
- September 23, 2017

According to a South Korea's meteorological agency official, an analysis of seismic waves and the lack of sound waves clearly showed that the quake wasn't caused by an artificial explosion. Russia's emergency ministry says background radiation in nearby Vladivostok was within the natural range. China will suspend such exports once the total exports approaches the ceiling, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. (more...)
NJ Gov. Christie opposes GOP Senate health plan NJ Gov. Christie opposes GOP Senate health plan
- September 23, 2017

The latest GOP bill, authored by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), would repeal major elements of the ACA, including the requirement that Americans must carry health care coverage or face penalties. Christie said that he remains "philosophically" opposed to Obamacare but "took advantage" of Medicaid expansion for the benefit of his state residents. (more...)
Zarif Says Negotiation With the US 'Is Useless'
- September 23, 2017

Trump administration officials have been floating the idea that they would want to renegotiate the deal to make the limitations on the Iranian nuclear program permanent. Despite all the rhetoric, the Trump administration has twice so far certified Iran's compliance with the deal under an American law - although reportedly "reluctantly". (more...)
Iran unveils new ballistic missile with range of 2000 km Iran unveils new ballistic missile with range of 2000 km
- September 23, 2017

State-run Press TV broadcast a footage released by the government of "the successful test-launch" of its new ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it was unveiled during a military parade here on Friday with President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials in attendance, reports Xinhua news agency. (more...)
Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site
- September 23, 2017

The September test was North Korea's sixth and most powerful detonation, triggering a much stronger 6.3-magnitude quake that was felt across the border in China. The latest alert comes amid heightened tensions in the Korean peninsula. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, now in NY for a United Nations meeting, warned on Thursday that Kim could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific. (more...)
Eenam Gambhir, Indian Secretary To UN, Who Termed Pakistan As 'Terroristan' Eenam Gambhir, Indian Secretary To UN, Who Termed Pakistan As 'Terroristan'
- September 23, 2017

A Delhite at the core, Eanam Gambhir is an Indian diplomat who has had a lifetime of experience dealing with Pakistan. "The strategy offensive defense and double squeeze floated blatantly by NSA Doval which India believes can make it a regional hegemon can never succeed", Tipu Usman, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, said. (more...)
DPRK top leader vows to retaliate over Trump speech DPRK top leader vows to retaliate over Trump speech
- September 23, 2017

And Trump , not satisfied with his previous warnings to North Korea, tweeted a message on Friday morning, using the recurring phrase " madman ". In a poll conducted by NPR/Ipsos just before Trump's speech at the United Nations , 51 percent of Americans said they didn't approve of how the president has been handling North Korea's nuclear threats. (more...)
Kim to be 'tested like never before'
- September 23, 2017

Russian Federation is "deeply concerned" by the escalation of tensions over North Korea , the Kremlin said today, after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un exchanged stinging barbs. "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un ", Ri was quoted as saying. Despite Japan's proximity to North Korea, its currency regularly benefits when investor anxiety suddenly rises. (more...)
Natural disaster detected in North Korea: China state media Natural disaster detected in North Korea: China state media
- September 23, 2017

Two seismic events recorded in North Korea were probably not caused by deliberate explosions, according to a nuclear watchdog. China's quake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 natural disaster in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion", raising fears the isolated state had conducted another nuclear bomb test weeks after its last one. (more...)
North Korea May Blow Up Hydrogen Bomb in Pacific North Korea May Blow Up Hydrogen Bomb in Pacific
- September 23, 2017

He added that he is "thinking hard" about his response and that Trump "will face results beyond his expectation". "I will surely definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire". In August, it was revealed that North Korea could impact most USA cities with intercontinental ballistic missiles, and had developed warheads small enough to be attached to those missiles. (more...)
Japan prepared to face N.Korean H-bomb threat Japan prepared to face N.Korean H-bomb threat
- September 23, 2017

Kim issued a statement threatening retaliation. Freelance journalist Jihye Lee said the original statement in Korean used a term better translated as " old beast lunatic ", but it became " dotard " in the English version released by North Korea. (more...)
Pakistan test-fires anti-ship missile in North Arabian Sea Pakistan test-fires anti-ship missile in North Arabian Sea
- September 23, 2017

A Sea King helicopter launched the anti-ship missile that hit the intended target with "pinpoint accuracy", demonstrating the force's offensive capabilities, Pakistani media quoted a navy statement as saying. In March, Pakistan's Navy conducted a successful test of a land-based, anti-ship missile from the coastal region which was equipped with advanced technology and avionics. (more...)
22-year-old lieutenant martyred in attack on Rajgal valley border: ISPR 22-year-old lieutenant martyred in attack on Rajgal valley border: ISPR
- September 23, 2017

Both sides rushed reinforcements to the border and Pakistani authorities closed the Chaman crossing indefinitely once again. On September 14, a Pak- Afghan Bilateral meeting between military commanders had discussed important issues linked to cross border fire and attacks, counter terrorism, coordinated actions on respective side along Pak Afghan border and detainees exchange. (more...)
UK PM wants two-year transitional Brexit deal
- September 23, 2017

This, May said, would give "certainty and clarity to businesses and citizens". 'What we've done today is we've kicked it into the long grass for another two years. This border will become the only UK/EU land frontier. She has chosen the historic heart of Europe as the location for an address that the government says will stress Britain's desire for a close and special relationship with the bloc. (more...)
Natural disaster recorded in North Korea suspected explosion Natural disaster recorded in North Korea suspected explosion
- September 23, 2017

SIPRI listed North Korea as not having any deployed warheads but with 10 to 20 "other warheads" which include "operational warheads held in storage and retired warheads awaiting dismantlement". The aim is to push other countries to ban oil exports as well, either unilaterally or at the United Nations . As reported earlier by JOL, as part of the new sanctions on North Korea, China will limit the export of oil products to North Korea and ban the import of textiles from the isolated state. (more...)
China announces imposition of oil sanctions on North Korea from Oct 1 China announces imposition of oil sanctions on North Korea from Oct 1
- September 23, 2017

It will also ban imports of textiles from North Korea. It would ban exports of liquefied natural gas to the North immediately as well. Monitoring groups estimate that the nuclear test conducted in North Korea earlier this month had a yield of 250 kilotons, which is 16 times the size of the U.S. (more...)
Washington Wizards Forward Markieff Morris to Undergo Sports Hernia Surgery Washington Wizards Forward Markieff Morris to Undergo Sports Hernia Surgery
- September 23, 2017

The Wizards announced Friday that the surgery went as expected. If the injury keeps him out closer to eight weeks, the big man will miss approximately the first month of the regular season. The Morris brothers are each facing two counts of aggravated assault. Under the National Basketball Association's (NBA) collective bargaining agreement, a player convicted of a violent felony must serve a minimum 10-game suspension, so he will also have to deal with that when he returns. (more...)
Earnings Forecast Revision Scan: New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB)
- September 23, 2017

About 1.31 million shares traded. New York Community Bancorp, Inc . (NYSE: NYCB ) has declined 13.57% since September 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. As per Thursday, August 20, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. New York Community Bancorp, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. (more...)
NY governor to visit Puerto Rico
- September 23, 2017

Kennedy International Airport to San Juan Airport early on Friday. The governor's office also announced the New York State Power Authority will also be present. With much of the island still without power, water, and bare necessities, the need for supplies continues. The delegation is delivering a slew of essentials, including large-scale generators that can power hospitals and communication centers, 34,000 bottles of water, almost 10,000 ready-to-eat meals, and thousands of cots, ... (more...)
US Mulls Shooting Down N.Korean Missiles US Mulls Shooting Down N.Korean Missiles
- September 23, 2017

Mattis also confirmed that the United States and Seoul had discussed the option of sending limited-size "tactical" nuclear weapons to South Korea. The US said the projectile did not pose a threat to North America. "The idea of shooting down a missile even if it is not a direct threat is not new", a senior USA defense official said. The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned "highly provocative" launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea and demanded that the reclusive nation ... (more...)
Tillerson: US seeks peaceful solution to NK issue Tillerson: US seeks peaceful solution to NK issue
- September 23, 2017

During an interview with CBS on Sunday, Tillerson said the Trump administration's strategy on Pyongyang involves a (quote) "peaceful pressure campaign", which is aimed at bringing the regime back to the table for constructive and productive dialogue. (more...)
Police say intoxicated man forced 8-year-old to drive him around Police say intoxicated man forced 8-year-old to drive him around
- September 23, 2017

Police said Kevin Michael Cook, 24, forced the child into the vehicle and had her start driving to East Palestine, Ohio, before they were stopped by two bystanders. "To have an eight-year-old drive, that's just wrong", a local resident said. According to police, the child said a man got out of his auto at a junction and shouted at her and Cook. (more...)
Kenya protests seek removal of judges who nullified election Kenya protests seek removal of judges who nullified election
- September 23, 2017

The four judges who decided in a majority decision to annul the vote said the election commission had failed to verify the numbers before declaring Kenyatta the victor. Mr. Odinga has said he will not take part in the repeat vote unless a list of demands , including firing of some senior staff at the election board, are met. (more...)
Church calendar for Saturday, Sept. 23
- September 23, 2017

The church is at 620 Spring St. The General Women's Session will be broadcast at 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Proceeds will benefit the Outreach Soup Kitchen. worship service this Sunday due to travel to render homecoming service in Staunton. At 3 p.m., the Rev. Ernest Penn and church family of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. (more...)
3.4 magnitude natural disaster detected in North Korea - China quake Networks Center 3.4 magnitude natural disaster detected in North Korea - China quake Networks Center
- September 23, 2017

The state's media reports the rumble was detected on the Earth's surface - citing a depth of 0km. Previous quakes from North Korea have indicated nuclear tests by the reclusive state, the most recent earlier this month . In a statement on Friday, Kim responded by calling the USA head of state "mentally deranged" and a "dotard" who would "pay dearly" for his comments - triggering Trump to describe him as a "madman". (more...)

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