• Trump, top United States officials differ on dealing with North Korea

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    The missile was sacked at 6 a.m. Defense systems successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile. Numerous bullet train routes were also halted. Joseph Dunford is the top general of the US military. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made similar remarks Sunday about how the US will be responding to Pyongyang, saying "peaceful pressure" would continue to be applied.
  • Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea

    Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea

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    Numerous bullet train routes were also halted. That follows on five straight years of budgetary increases as territorial tensions with China also aggravate Japan's security concerns. After the call, Abe told local reporters he and Trump agreed North Korea's most recent provocation is "extremely risky". North Korea this month threatened to fire four missiles into the sea near Guam, home to a major USA military presence, after Trump said the North would face " fire and fury " if it ...
  • Saudi King: We have made progress in tackling terrorism

    Saudi King: We have made progress in tackling terrorism

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    Saudi's leading english daily newspaper " Arab News " reported that the annual reception held at Mina Palace for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, guests of government bodies and heads of delegations and pilgrim affairs offices who performed Hajj rituals in 2017.
  • WNY Red Cross updates Harvey relief efforts

    WNY Red Cross updates Harvey relief efforts

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    The billboard at Arrowhead Stadium calls for donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund during an NFL preseason football game Thursday between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. In Louisiana, one shelter is open where eight people spent Saturday night. Trailers of kitchen supplies are on the ground to support 14 kitchens, each of those able to produce 10,000 meals a day.
  • Trump hints at pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea

    Trump hints at pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea

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    South Korea is the sixth largest goods trading partner with the U.S., accounting for $112.2 billion in two-way trade previous year, according to the U.S. Trump's plan to withdraw from South Korea trade deal could stoke tensions between the USA and South Korea at a time when the two countries are coordinating efforts to confront North Korea over its missile programme.
  • Putin not to participate in 72nd session of UN GA

    Putin not to participate in 72nd session of UN GA

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    The Russian President also added that the development of AI creates "colossal opportunities and threats that are hard to predict now". "Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russian Federation, but for all humankind". Putin faulted both sides, but particularly criticized the USA direction, saying that they need to take the initiative in starting direct talks, adding that "provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is a road to nowhere".
  • German SPD leader says European Union must stop accession talks with Turkey

    German SPD leader says European Union must stop accession talks with Turkey

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    Merkel was some 14 points ahead of Martin Schulz in opinion polls before the debate. Mrs Merkel made the promise after being challenged by her main rival for chancellor, Martin Schulz. On the hot-button topic of migration, he accused Merkel of failing to coordinate plans with European Union neighbors when she chose to open Germany's borders in 2015 to allow in refugees, many from war-torn Syria and Iraq.
  • Harvey: Houston to begin clean-up amid billion-dollar damages bill

    Harvey: Houston to begin clean-up amid billion-dollar damages bill

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    While the situation was getting better in much of the state some areas remain risky, such as Beaumont, a city of some 120,000 which neighbors Port Arthur in southeast Texas . In Crosby, near Houston, thick black smoke and towering orange flames shot up Friday after two trailers of highly unstable compounds blew up at Arkema , a flooded chemical plant.
  • Houston Superfund Sites Are Under Water

    Houston Superfund Sites Are Under Water

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    They found the sites to either be underwater or showing signs they were inundated before floodwaters receded. The agency has only been able to physically inspect two of those sites, reports the Houston Chronicle. Flooding caused by Harvey has swamped at least seven highly contaminated toxic waste sites near Houston. With regard to the status of Superfund sites, EPA has conducted initial assessments at 41 Superfund sites in the impacted areas using aerial images, as well as direct contact ...
  • North Korea: China again urged by May to use its leverage

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    In response to the latest missile launches, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn Pyongyang, writing "the US has been talking to North Korea , and paying them extortion money, for 25 years". The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously condemned North Korea over the launch of the missile, which flew over Japanese territory before crashing into the Pacific, but it stopped short of issuing fresh punitive measures against the regime.
  • Obama Advised Trump In Letter To Lead Through 'Action And Example'

    Obama Advised Trump In Letter To Lead Through 'Action And Example'

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    Animosity has defined the pair's relationship for years - for instance, Mr Trump famously offered $US5 million ($6.25 million) to anyone who could produce Mr Obama's birth certificate, because he claimed Mr Obama was born in Kenya. "This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don't know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful", Obama began his letter to Trump .
  • Wildfire burning near Cascade Locks' Eagle Creek Trail

    Wildfire burning near Cascade Locks' Eagle Creek Trail

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    Hood River County Search & Rescue - along with the Oregon National Guard, Air National Guard, U.S Forest Service and others responding organizations - is now engaged in efforts to bring all of the remaining hikers to safety. By Sunday afternoon, all 153 hikers had been rescued. "Ash is coming down". "The speed and effectiveness of Gorge first responders to this sudden and devastating fire in Eagle Creek has been truly extraordinary", says Kevin Gorman, executive director of Friends of the ...
  • Russia Demands Return Of 'Seized' Diplomatic Facilities In US

    Russia Demands Return Of 'Seized' Diplomatic Facilities In US

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    In Moscow, the Russian government claimed that US officials were planning to search both the consulate and apartments used by their diplomats on Saturday, though there were no indications from the USA suggesting that was the case. Russia has denounced the US' decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities, arguing that the action violated global law. Russian Federation has maintained a diplomatic presence in San Francisco since 1852.
  • World leaders condemn N/Korea's hydrogen bomb test

    World leaders condemn N/Korea's hydrogen bomb test

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    Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "unilateral sanctions are not in line with the spirit of the (UN) Security Council resolutions, and there is no basis in global law for them, (therefore) Japan should not make a misjudgment". An initial meeting generated little consensus, with South Korean officials offering to consider minor adjustments to the agreement, but rejecting a wholesale renegotiation - angering hardliners in the White House who have targeted countries such as China, Japan, Mexico and ...
  • One man seriously injured after vehicle crashes into house in York

    One man seriously injured after vehicle crashes into house in York

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    A resident of the house who was sitting on the sofa at the time received serious injuries, while the vehicle burst into flames, setting the house alight. The homeowner's wife and child were also in the house at the time but were uninjured in the incident. Sgt Paul Cording, of North Yorkshire police, said it was "astounding" that no one lost their life in the crash .
  • Japan's Abe - agreed with Trump, Putin on cooperation over North Korea

    Japan's Abe - agreed with Trump, Putin on cooperation over North Korea

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    Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2017South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing! Seismological agencies in South Korea , Japan and China, as well as the US Geological Survey and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, registered a tremor with a magnitude of 6.3 at a site previously used by North Korea for nuclear tests.
  • Bucs trade JJ Wilcox to Steelers, fill practice squad

    Bucs trade JJ Wilcox to Steelers, fill practice squad

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    Wilcox from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . The move created a roster spot for safety T.J. The Pittsburgh Steelers made yet another trade in the days leading up to the start of the regular season. Wilcox was a 2013 third-round pick out of Georgia Southern. Ward , whom the Bucs signed to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million after he was released by the Denver Broncos on Saturday, also has that strength, along with coverage skills and experience as a three-time Pro Bowler.
  • UK Prime Minister May seeks to reassure Japan on Brexit

    UK Prime Minister May seeks to reassure Japan on Brexit

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    The SM-6 is already deployed on some U.S. Navy vessels and has demonstrated capability against short and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phases, and could be useful against "hypothetically everything below North Korea's Musudan missiles", LaFoy added.
  • Hardeep Puri: A diplomat whose work spanned multilateral arena (Profile)

    Hardeep Puri: A diplomat whose work spanned multilateral arena (Profile)

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    The cabinet also had two vacancies after M Venkaiah Naidu exited to become Vice President and following the death of Anil Madhav Dave, who had served as the environment minister. Not apologetic about a lack of talent pool within the party, the BJP did not hesitate in getting friendly bureaucrats into the government. The former diplomat has been allocated the housing and urban affairs ministry with an independent charge.
  • Red Cross urges financial donations for Harvey victims

    Red Cross urges financial donations for Harvey victims

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    In Houston , where Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a nighttime curfew to aid search efforts and thwart potential looting, the two major airports reopened on a limited basis, signaling a slow return to normality. Donations of physical items, while generous and well meant, add work, expense and delay to relief efforts, she said. "We have some Kentucky churches partnering with them to help get that mission center back up and fully stocked", Chitwood said.