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South Korea's weather agency said the artificial natural disaster caused by the explosion was five times to six times stronger than tremors generated by the North's previous five tests. Mattis, in particular, expressed the US commitment to providing a robust extended deterrence to the Asian ally and defending it from any North Korean attack with an effective and overwhelming response.
  • Trump Lawyer 'Vehemently' Denies Russian Collusion

    Trump Lawyer 'Vehemently' Denies Russian Collusion

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    BAIER: Sure, but obviously the deal was being talked about. Sater was prone to using "colorful language" and "salesmanship", said Cohen, who said he had known Sater for decades. The New York Times reported Sater told Cohen he had lined up financing from VTB Bank, a Russian bank that is under USA sanctions. There were hopes of improved ties between Moscow and Washington after Trump's election to the US presidency a year ago, when both leaders showered each other in praise.
  • North Korea rejects Security Council statement, says will continue launches

    North Korea rejects Security Council statement, says will continue launches

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    Harris] reaffirmed the ironclad US commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty, which states that a North Korean attack on one is an attack on both nations", said Pacom's spokeswoman Marine Capt. Both leaders spoke on the phone on Friday about North Korea's "continued destabilising and escalatory behaviour" and agreed to strengthen their alliance through defence cooperation and South Korea's defence capabilities, the White House said in a statement .
  • McCain holds nothing back against Trump in scathing op-ed

    McCain holds nothing back against Trump in scathing op-ed

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    McCain, who attended the Ambrosetti Forum this weekend with his colleague Sen. Those priorities don't always line up with President Trump's . "We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities", McCain wrote of Mr. The Italian news agency ANSA said the six-term senator and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee was spotted taking a boat ride on Lake Como with U.S.
  • Belgium qualifies for World Cup after beating Greece

    Belgium qualifies for World Cup after beating Greece

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    If the draw with Belgium at the exit of 1: 1 and two peace outcomes with Bosnia at home and on the road, this is good performance, then the division of points on Thursday with Estonia 0-0 is a failure. The Group H fixture was goalless until the 70th minute, when Jan Vertonghen blasted the visitors into the lead with a fierce shot. That result was the third consecutive draw for the Greeks, who look strong defensively but have not managed to find the back of the net in their last two games.
  • Labor Day travelers brace for busier roads, higher gas prices

    Labor Day travelers brace for busier roads, higher gas prices

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    The refinery was shut on Wednesday. Since the storm began, Delise says Maryland prices have jumped 14 cents a gallon and they are expected to rise even further. In the days since, many fuel stations flooded and some remain underwater, while stations that are dry may have run out of gasoline , ABC News reported.
  • North Korea close to long-range missile capability: French minister

    North Korea close to long-range missile capability: French minister

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    Under its leader Kim Jong Un , North Korea has pursued work on building nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles that can deliver them at an unprecedented pace, defying UN sanctions and worldwide pressure. This is also a way of driving a wedge into the U.S.'s alliances with Japan and South Korea . North Korea showed no sign of backing down. State television said the hydrogen bomb test ordered by leader Kim Jong Un had been a " perfect success ".
  • White House Works on Disaster Relief

    White House Works on Disaster Relief

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    Harvey has been blamed for at least 42 deaths thus far and tens of billions of dollars of damage. Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts - a request expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, which returns to work Tuesday after its summer break.
  • North Korean leader inspects new hydrogen bomb

    North Korean leader inspects new hydrogen bomb

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    CNN reported : "The test was a "perfect success" and the final step in attaining a 'state nuclear force, ' long-time news anchor Ri Chun Hee said in a televised announcement Sunday". There was no independent confirmation that the detonation was a hydrogen bomb rather than a less powerful atomic weapon of the kind Pyongyang has tested in the past.
  • Magnitude 6.3

    Magnitude 6.3 "explosion" detected in North Korea

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    The office says U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster spoke with his South Korean counterpart, Chung Eui-yong, for 20 minutes in an emergency phone call about an hour after the detonation. The blast, which officials said appeared to be the most powerful yet, raised the stakes after weeks of saber rattling and heightened tensions as the North showed alarming progress in its efforts to develop a nuclear weapon that could target the US mainland.
  • Tigers swept by AL Central-leading Cleveland

    Tigers swept by AL Central-leading Cleveland

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    The first game of the double header certainly didn't lack in quality, as Matthew Boyd fired off five innings of one-run ball. Alas, the effort was not needed: Since the ball hit the yellow line, it was a home run. In Denver, Taijuan Walker struck out a career-high 10, Daniel Descalso homered and surging Arizona beat Colorado for its eighth straight win. Some of Kluber's toughest starts this season came versus Detroit , against which he is 1-1 with a 7.53 ERA in three starts.
  • North Korea quake suggests sixth nuclear test

    North Korea quake suggests sixth nuclear test

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    Punggye-ri is the site of Pyongyang's previous nuclear tests . North Korea's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test marks a major step in the isolated country's long-stated goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that puts the USA mainland within range, experts say.
  • North Korea 'tests hydrogen bomb' causing tremors

    North Korea 'tests hydrogen bomb' causing tremors

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    The Pentagon and the JCS have urgently called for a crisis countermeasure, assuming that North Korea is most likely to have conducted a sixth nuclear test, the report added. Asked whether the nuclear test puts the United States closer to military action, Mnuchin said that officials would look at all options. An official at the Korea Meteorological Administration estimated the blast was about 50 kilotons.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman Gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Gets Railways

    Nirmala Sitharaman Gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Gets Railways

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    Former IPS officer Satyapal Singh, who was inducted into the Modi Council of Ministers, will now be a minister of state in the ministry of Human Resources Development as well in the Nitin Gadkari-led Water resources ministry. A former Home Secretary, Singh is popular for once arresting LK Advani during the 1990 Rath Yatra. Wishing the fresh inductees to the Council of Ministers, Prabhu said "Congrats to all members of #TeamModi for new responsibility".
  • 'All options' on table after NKorea missile launch over Japan

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    Former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan said it would be "difficult" for Mrs May to lead the party into the next election, while party grandee Lord Heseltine said she did not have a long term future. Moon also "expressed deep sympathy and consolation over the anxieties and threats that the Japanese people feel due to North Korea's missile provocation".
  • Increased police presence planned for Labor Day weekend

    Increased police presence planned for Labor Day weekend

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    Seven years ago, on September 2, 2010, a Connecticut State Police Trooper lost his life after his cruiser was struck by an impaired driver, state police said. "I encourage both New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy all that our great state has to offer this Labor Day weekend, and to do so safely and responsibly", Governor Cuomo said.
  • Tokyo, Beijing condemn North Korea's nuclear test

    Tokyo, Beijing condemn North Korea's nuclear test

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    A 6.3 magnitude "explosion" was detected in the country. North Korea test fired two ICBMs, Hwasong 14, in July, resulting in a resolution adopted last month by the United Nations Security Council imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang . In January 2016, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, which Pyongyang claimed to be a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. The distance between North Korea and South Korea's capital Seoul is small and "they could basically vapourise" large ...
  • South Korea and the USA reach an agreement

    South Korea and the USA reach an agreement

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    Evgeniy Kim, senior researcher at the Center for Korean Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Far Eastern Studies told RT that some elements of the South Korean military are keen to deploy U.S. For the Korean edition the book has been retitled " Capitalist Republic of Korea ", in a play on the North's official designation as a democratic republic, and its cover replaces the red star in the North's coat of arms with a dollar sign.
  • Kenya's Supreme Court annuls presidential election result for irregularities, orders new vote

    Kenya's Supreme Court annuls presidential election result for irregularities, orders new vote

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    Raila Odinga , the opposition leader, whose coalition brought a petition against Kenya's national election board to the Supreme Court, said on Friday that some officials from the commission should face criminal prosecution. "As it has been said by my other colleagues, we have no faith at all in the electoral commission as now constituted". The new approach may have been a key factor in securing a decision that had the backing of four of the panel's six judges, who have three weeks from the ...
  • Shabaab Claims 26 Soldiers Killed in Attack in Southern Somalia

    Shabaab Claims 26 Soldiers Killed in Attack in Southern Somalia

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    The attack was on a base in the village of Bala Gudud, near Kismayu. Sources in a nearby village said the militants temporarily took control of the camp and the village. "The Mujahedeen fighters took control of Bulogadud, there were many enemy deaths and three technical vehicles were looted", a brief statement on a pro-Shabaab website said, citing the group's Andalus radio.
  • Cabinet reshuffle: It's Nitish Kumar's fate, says Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Cabinet reshuffle: It's Nitish Kumar's fate, says Lalu Prasad Yadav

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    Asked if he was expecting a ministerial berth in Sunday's reshuffle, the former Union home secretary said: "Whether I was expecting to become a minister? No". "Both came as surprises". In October 1990, when LK Advani entered Bihar, enroute to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, then Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav tasked RK Singh , who was then the district magistrate of Bihar's Samstipur, to arrest Advani.