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Trump leaves for storm-ravaged Florida to assess damage Trump leaves for storm-ravaged Florida to assess damage
- September 15, 2017

The trip will be Trump's third related to hurricane response in just over two weeks. Throughout the storms, Trump has been eager to project a high level of federal competence and to avoid pitfalls made by some of his predecessors in the face of natural disasters. (more...)
The Tangled Web Of Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis The Tangled Web Of Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
- September 15, 2017

The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for almost 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh , with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as "ethnic cleansing". (more...)
Russian military bombards ISIS targets in Syria Russian military bombards ISIS targets in Syria
- September 15, 2017

Having lost its last stronghold of Mosul in Iraq earlier this year, ISIS now faces being wiped off the map in Syria as Russian-backed government forces push to take Deir Ezzor in the east, while the US-backed SDF advances into their "capital" of Raqqa. (more...)
Macron to Travel to Hurricane-Hit Saint Martin Island Macron to Travel to Hurricane-Hit Saint Martin Island
- September 14, 2017

While there is some merit to this approach, this does not exonerate the British government from the pointed criticisms expressed by Caribbean representatives following Irma's passing through the region. Seven people are still reported missing. Many people had left town over the past couple of days, with all foreigners urged to evacuate. He will first visit Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France, on Tuesday morning before heading to the French-Dutch island of St. (more...)
Oil Prices Rise As Crude Demand Surges (USO) Oil Prices Rise As Crude Demand Surges (USO)
- September 14, 2017

United States production also saw a dip while oil rig count fell last week which supported prices at lower levels. Harvey is still likely to be a bigger driver for the crude market, analysts at Goldman Sachs said. We also saw a reduction in number of oil rigs which will further be price supportive. But that isn't how the global crude market sees it. This is the second consecutive month in which the agency has lifted its demand growth forecast after it revised up the growth estimate to ... (more...)
Narendra Modi to hold road show with Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad Narendra Modi to hold road show with Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad
- September 14, 2017

Prime Minister Modi will also take Shinzo Abe for a tour around the 16th century-old Sidi Saiyyed mosque which is a part of Indo-Islamic architecture. In a gesture symbolising the growing ties between the two large Asiatic economies, Abe wore kurta-pyjama and a royal blue Nehru jacket while his wife donned a red salwar-kameez ensemble as they accompanied Modi on the road show from the airport to the Sabarmati Ashram. (more...)
One dead, several wounded in northwest United States school shooting One dead, several wounded in northwest United States school shooting
- September 14, 2017

Their injuries are not known. He did not offer more details on the student who was killed, or on the status of the suspect, whom police took into custody earlier today. The Spokane Sheriff's Office is expected to provide more information at a news conference sometime on Wednesday afternoon. The Spokesman reports that a LifeFlight helicopter has landed close to the school. (more...)
Eric and Lara Trump Announce Birth of First Child Eric and Lara Trump Announce Birth of First Child
- September 13, 2017

State University grad, along with her husband Eric, gave birth to a boy Tuesday morning. Donald Trump Jr issued congratulations on Twitter , and joked about "older brother revenge" for Eric buying his kids a drum set. Holidays are sure to be a loud affair in the White House, should they all choose to celebrate something there. Ivanka tweeted a "welcome to the world", adding that she "can't wait to meet you" to her new nephew. (more...)
Hope Hicks to Serve as Trump's Communications Director on Permanent Basis Hope Hicks to Serve as Trump's Communications Director on Permanent Basis
- September 13, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told NBC News of the move Tuesday. When Trump visited Mar-a-Lago a year ago, Hicks' family traveled to visit as well, The New York Times reports . She said, "Absolutely nothing,"' Trump said. The White House has struggled to fill the communications director position ever since Trump was elected in November. (more...)
Irma sputters into a tropical storm; Hurricane Jose no threat yet Irma sputters into a tropical storm; Hurricane Jose no threat yet
- September 13, 2017

Utilities are pooling workers from more than two dozen states to help fix infrastructure in Florida , some which are coming from making repairs after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and dumped record amounts of rain, the WSJ reports. FPL, however, shut Unit 4 on Sunday night due to a possible valve issue that was probably not related to Irma, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said on Monday. (more...)
India calls on Myanmar to act with restraint in Rakhine India calls on Myanmar to act with restraint in Rakhine
- September 13, 2017

Biren said: "The worldwide border with Myanmar is porous and all steps have been taken to check any attempt to sneak into Manipur". Anti-Muslim rioting that erupted in Rakhine state in 2012 forced more than 100,000 Rohingya into displacement camps in Bangladesh , where many still live today. (more...)
Trump admin appeals travel ban refugee ruling to Supreme Court Trump admin appeals travel ban refugee ruling to Supreme Court
- September 12, 2017

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week refugee resettlement agencies should be allowed to bring asylum seekers into the country, overruling the order's mandate to ban refugee entry. The administration told the court Monday said that changing the way it enforces the policy on refugees would allow "admission of refugees who have no connection to the United States independent of the refugee-admission process itself". (more...)
Lady Gaga taking a 'rest' from music after finishing tour Lady Gaga taking a 'rest' from music after finishing tour
- September 12, 2017

But it's liberating too". "She wouldn't look me in the eye and tell me that I was reductive", the " Poker Face " singer says, adding that she learned of the Queen of Pop's 2012 diss against her while watching TV. "My love life has just imploded". However, it wasn't just the documentary that had people talking, as Lady Gaga stayed true to her reputation with an edgy look that included a pair of "liquid" pants by Irish designer Colin Horgan. (more...)
Miss America Contestants Slam Donald Trump on Climate, Charlottesville Response Miss America Contestants Slam Donald Trump on Climate, Charlottesville Response
- September 12, 2017

She is the official hostess for the State of Louisiana and spokesperson for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Vantage Health Plan, Propane Dealers of Louisiana and the Louisiana Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. "Honestly? It was to get to Miss America and make it past the Top 10", Mund said. The first runner-up in the competition was Miss Missouri , Jennifer Davis . (more...)
Stranded manatees rescued in Sarasota before Irma hits Stranded manatees rescued in Sarasota before Irma hits
- September 12, 2017

After the photos of the manatees were shared more than 6,000 times, Sarasota County and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took notice and came to the rescue of the huge sea cows , reports the Atlanta Journal-Courier. Manatee County resident Marcelo Clavijo posted on Facebook he was going stir-crazy and chose to go for a ride when he came across a dry bay. The viral Facebook post has more than 96,000 likes and 68,000 shares. (more...)
Google appeals against 2.4-billion euro fine in European Union court Google appeals against 2.4-billion euro fine in European Union court
- September 12, 2017

The company has submitted plans on how it plans to stop favouring its shopping service and these are now being reviewed by Brussels . The regulator issued the fine as they said Google abused their power as they had placed their own shopping comparison service at the top of the Google results page. (more...)
Stateless Saakashvili forces his way into Ukraine Stateless Saakashvili forces his way into Ukraine
- September 12, 2017

Saakashvili , who studied in Ukraine and speaks fluent Ukrainian, received Ukrainian citizenship in 2015 from Poroshenko when the president made him governor of Odessa. "Now this is a matter of law enforcement agencies and they have begun to act", Poroshenko said. Earlier on Sunday, Ukrainian authorities blocked a Kiev-bound train in Poland carrying Saakashvili , who eventually got off and took a bus to the Medyka crossing. (more...)
Hurricane Irma sucks water away from shoreline of the Bahamas Hurricane Irma sucks water away from shoreline of the Bahamas
- September 11, 2017

THIS was the weird moment the devastating Hurricane Irma sucked water away from Caribbean beaches in a rare phenomenon. "This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing!" Twitter user @Kaydi_K wrote in a tweet that included a video of a person strolling through what appears to be a shoreline that was once underneath several feet of water. (more...)
Abe's failure to convince Putin on North Korea disappointing Abe's failure to convince Putin on North Korea disappointing
- September 11, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to share Japan's grave concerns over North Korea's provocative acts as the two leaders met on September 7. "We believe that sanctions as pressure are only half of the key to resolving the nuclear issue". "Only when the two are put together can it unlock the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
Great Weekend Weather Continues For Sunday Great Weekend Weather Continues For Sunday
- September 11, 2017

By the middle and latter part of the work/school week rain chances will stick around but become more scattered and isolated as we head further into the week. Since we will be on the warm side of the front and there is very little moisture with the front, Friday will feature mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. (more...)