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Killed, 31 Missing and Dozens Injured in Hokkaido Earthquake

Killed, 31 Missing and Dozens Injured in Hokkaido Earthquake Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud on Friday (Sep 7) to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake , as the death toll rose to 20. The central government set up a crisis management taskforce at the prime minister's office. The three reactors at the Tomari plant had switched to emergency backup generators to keep spen... [Full Article...]

China's exports, imports slowed sharply in August

China's exports, imports slowed sharply in August That resulted in China posting a smaller overall trade surplus of $27.91 billion for the month. While the White House says they are still deliberating on the details of adding US$200 billion in Chinese imports to a list of tariff targets, President Trump said Friday that there is more where that came from. [Full Article...]

President Trump talks to MTN News

President Trump talks to MTN News I'll be the only president in history where they'll say what a job he's done! "It's because, well before the rally they told us that 'you have to be enthusiastic, you have to be clapping, you have to be cheering for Donald Trump , ' and I wasn't doing that because I wasn't enthusiastic, I wasn't happy with what he was saying". [Full Article...]

Beijing upset over British warship in South China Sea

Beijing upset over British warship in South China Sea The Royal Navy said HMS Albion complied with global law and norms in her sail past and exercised her freedom of navigation rights in full. Deployed to Asia are the HMS Sutherland (F81 ), a Type 23 frigate; HMS Argyll (F231), a Type 23 Duke-class frigate and HMS Albion (L14), an Albion-class Landing Platform Dock. [Full Article...]

UK charges 2 Russians in absentia in nerve agent attack

UK charges 2 Russians in absentia in nerve agent attack A photo made available by the London Metropolitan Police showing both suspects at Salisbury train station on March 4. A RUSSIAN spy wanted for the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal reportedly had visited Britain nearly exactly one year before the Novichok attack in Salisbury. [Full Article...]

Australian police find 'up to' five bodies in a house in Bedford

Australian police find 'up to' five bodies in a house in Bedford He said forensic teams were on the scene and investigators were trying to piece together a timeline of events. A man, said to be in his 20s, is in custody and being questioned after presenting himself to police. Steel said the investigation was still at a "very early stage". "This is a tragic event that will have no doubt have an impact, not only on the family and friends of the deceased, bu... [Full Article...]

Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely

Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely Collins' support is crucial to Kavanaugh's nomination , as Republicans now hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate with the recent confirmation of Sen. Both Lee and Hatch criticized Sen. Kavanaugh's answer boils down to: It's too early to say , and it would compromise my independence if I tipped my hand. [Full Article...]

N. Korea's Kim Sets Denuclearization Time Line, Prompting Thanks From Trump

N. Korea's Kim Sets Denuclearization Time Line, Prompting Thanks From Trump In this regard, China and Russian Federation should fully cooperate with worldwide sanctioning efforts and push North Korea to abide by the denuclearization obligations it agreed to in 1992. "This trust, despite some difficulties surfaced during the negotiation process between the USA and the North, will continue", said South Korean special envoy Chung Eun-yong, who met with Kim in Pyongyang on ... [Full Article...]

Trump wants Attorney General to investigate source of anonymous Times op-ed

Trump wants Attorney General to investigate source of anonymous Times op-ed Trump is arguing it is essential to USA national security to find out who the author is. Next came a scathing, anonymous op-ed in the New York Times , which the paper claims has been written by a senior official in the Trump administration . [Full Article...]

Turkey, Russia, Iran to use local currencies for trade

Turkey, Russia, Iran to use local currencies for trade Speaking hours after a three-way summit in Tehran at which the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, pleaded with Russian Federation and Iran to halt any forthcoming offensive, Erdoğan ramped up his rhetoric, insisting Ankara would not participate in "furthering the interests of Bashar al-Assad". [Full Article...]

Cincinnati victims didn't have any known links to gunman

Cincinnati victims didn't have any known links to gunman Isaac said investigators looked at the 9mm handgun that Santa Perez bought legally in August and noticed it had jammed at some point. Witnesses reported seeing victims on stretchers. A spokeswoman for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said three men and one woman were treated there for gunshot wounds. "The shots got closer and closer and closer and closer and that's all you can t... [Full Article...]

Cincinnati Active Shooter Reports at 5/3 Building Downtown

Cincinnati Active Shooter Reports at 5/3 Building Downtown A police officer comforts a woman outside UCMC ER following an active shooter situation in downtown Cincinnati . Lexington Mayor Jim Gray tweeted: "Concerning today's shootings , we offer our condolences to Mayor John Cranley , the victims and good citizens of Cincinnati ". [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Jailed

Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Jailed Papadopoulos , a young oil and gas consultant, was the first Trump official to plead guilty and cooperate in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. The lawyers portrayed Papadopoulos as "out of his depth" as a foreign policy adviser for a candidate for whom he had "unbridled loyalty". As noted by USA Today , authorities thought that Papadopoulos could serve ... [Full Article...]

Where US and Canada disagree on NAFTA

Where US and Canada disagree on NAFTA In addition, the tentative deal would require that at least 75 percent of an automobile's value be produced in North America (as opposed to, say, China) if that vehicle is to qualify for duty-free importation into the US. "There are a number of things we absolutely must see in a renegotiated NAFTA", he told reporters in the Pacific province of British Columbia. He called NAFTA "a very stupid dea... [Full Article...]

USA 2+2 Talks: Egos Need to be Squashed to Strengthen Ties

USA 2+2 Talks: Egos Need to be Squashed to Strengthen Ties Sitharaman and Mattis signed the pact as two of the most powerful men in the world negotiated with two top women ministers of India. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj , Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman , US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis in New Delhi . [Full Article...]

Watch Alex Jones insanely troll Marco Rubio on Capitol Hill

Watch Alex Jones insanely troll Marco Rubio on Capitol Hill So as much as I think the loss of Alex Jones on social media is no loss at all, I do worry about what the precedent of cutting him off means for the future. The suspension means Jones won't be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones, the company said. Jones, a radio host who has been banned from several social media platforms for spreading hate speech, crashed a... [Full Article...]

Majerhat bridge collapse | Day Two: Search operations continue for survivors

Majerhat bridge collapse | Day Two: Search operations continue for survivors Mamata Banerjee said that thousands of people pass through the area and the government has to probe the accident. A day after a portion of the Majerhat bridge on Kolkata's Diamond Harbour Road collapsed , state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that a second body has been recovered from the site. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang The spokesman says chief South Korean envoy Chung Eui-yong is to speak to US national security adviser John Bolton on Thursday evening to inform the results of his meeting with Kim. Mr Chung also cited Mr Kim as saying that North Korea is unable to conduct any more nuclear tests, despite several reports that the regime is secretly continuing its nuclear programme. [Full Article...]

Democrat Pressley shocks 20-year incumbent

Democrat Pressley shocks 20-year incumbent In making his concession remarks, Capuano told his campaign team , "I will tell you Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman and I will tell you that MA is going to be well served". Hillary Clinton carried the district by 72 points in 2016. Michael Capuano , who has represented the district for 20 years, conceded defeat in a primary that few predicted he would lose, armed wi... [Full Article...]

Aussie Instagram influencer Sinead McNamara dies in Greece

Aussie Instagram influencer Sinead McNamara dies in Greece McNamara, who hailed from Sydney, arrived in Greece in mid-June after traveling to Bermuda, Bali and the Whitsunday Islands in Australia . The circumstances of her death remain unclear. Just five days ago on Facebook , Ms McNamara posted a selection of photos with her big sister Lauren, writing "happy birthday to the most incredible big sister I could ever ask for, 5 days till I get to see you... [Full Article...]


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