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by | September 13, 2017 | 10:43

The European Union is seeking to ramp up pressure on North Korea by imposing fresh sanctions of its own on the heels of the newly adopted UN Security Council resolution 2375. North Korean ambassador to the UN Han Tae Song on Tuesday strongly condemned the passage by the UNSC of new sanctions against the country, speaking at the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva in Switzerland.

by | September 13, 2017 | 09:19

The agency's director Dianne Sauve said this type of abandonment is one of the worst things someone can do. She said the agency will pursue felony animal cruelty charges if they are able to gather enough evidence and find the pet's owners.

by | September 13, 2017 | 09:13

She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 after the Taliban in Pakistan tried to kill her in a gun attack because she was advocating girls' right to education. It has blamed insurgents for setting the villages on fire, without offering proof. "The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar who have faced discrimination and extreme poverty for decades", said Khan.

by | September 13, 2017 | 09:00

Of course, North Korean sanctions are really sanctions against China, North Korea's main benefactor. Today, some 10.5 million people in North Korea - or 41% of the country's 24.9 million population - are believed to be undernourished, according to a United Nations report published in March .

by | September 13, 2017 | 09:01

Hurricane Katia is slowly strengthening and is likely to be near major hurricane strength at landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. Katia is now swirling, along with Hurricanes Irma and Jose. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center. State oil and gas company Pemex has installations in and around the coast of Veracruz, but the firm has not reported any disruption to its operations.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:57

The Cibc World Markets Corp holds 33,399 shares with $910,000 value, down from 2.09 million last quarter. American Campus Cmntys Inc now has $6.47B valuation. Omers Administration has 0.01% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 12,000 shares. Marathon Oil Corporation had a negative return on equity of 2.86% and a negative net margin of 140.22%.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:56

Moreover, South Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said that North Korean leader is likely to launch another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) "on September 9". He also opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THADD) anti-missile system by the US in South Korea asserting that it undermined the security of China and other countries in the region.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:48

The latest draft of the resolution reflects the challenge in imposing tough sanctions on the North by curbing its energy supply and singling out its leader for a financial and travel ban, a symbolic measure at best but one that is certain to rile Pyongyang.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:47

Ambassador Chander suggested that Zeid's comments were part of a "tendentious judgment" that was "made on the basis of selective and even inaccurate reports". Gauri Lankesh , a journalist who tirelessly addressed the corrosive effect of sectarianism and hatred, was assassinated last week. Though Al Hussein said he was "heartened" by protests against Lankesh's killing and other lynchings, he noted that rights defenders working for the most vulnerable groups, including people threatened with ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:27

But the two presidents appeared to be in broad agreement on Wednesday's phone call, according to Trump. The isolated country conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating the regime is closer to achieving its goal of developing a powerful nuclear weapon that could reach the USA mainland.

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:19

The Post reports a "web of shell companies" engaged in contraband trade with the North Korean regime. Many people in today's world apparently do not have fear of a nuclear confrontation between nations. It said the USA would pay a heavy price if the sanctions proposed by Washington are adopted. "We know the Americans may come back with many more sanctions but in response we Koreans will continue shooting up many more missiles and conducting many more H-bomb tests", North Korean shop ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:12

A tougher initial U.S. draft was weakened to win the support of China , Pyongyang's main ally and trading partner, and Russian Federation, both of which hold veto power in the council. "Because of uneven, and sometimes nonexistent, global implementation, North Korea shrugs off the practical impact of many restrictions, and is still exporting prohibited goods such as weapons, minerals, and statues", Billingslea said .

by | September 13, 2017 | 08:08

Katia is about 175 miles (280 km) north of Veracruz and packing maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km per hour), the NHC said. A hurricane warning has been issued for Mexico as Hurricane Katia is set to strike the country by early Saturday.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:58

A wind advisory is in effect for the Charlotte area overnight. However, it will be of little effect in our area outside of some spotty showers Wednesday and Thursday. However, in flood-prone areas where rainfall tends to accumulate at a fast pace, flash flood conditions should be locally monitored. We may also see an isolated tornado threat late Monday night into Tuesday.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:57

It said the high number of passengers in Cuba, unexpected airport closures and the complexity of transporting people to the airport complicated the effort. Both Freeland and Transport Minister Marc Garneau thanked the staff of commercial Canadian airlines for the hard job of bringing Canadian citizens back home, amid mounting criticism that the Liberal government should have used its military assets instead of relying on civilian airlines to ferry its citizens back.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:51

But Irma's maximum sustained winds have dropped to around 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), and the storm is expected to weaken further and become a tropical depression - with maximum sustained winds of 38 miles per hour (62 km/h) or less - by Tuesday afternoon (Sept.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:47

Pence tells the crowd he was in Washington as a member of Congress on 9/11. "They can come here and see this attractive tribute, and they can walk through the visitor's center to learn about what happened that day", she said. Leading his first commemoration of the solemn 9/11 anniversary, President Donald Trump said Monday that "the living, breathing soul of America wept with grief" for each of the almost 3,000 lives that were lost on that day 16 years ago.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:35

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that Beijing "approves further reactions and necessary measures by the UN Security Council " in response to the nuclear test. The new sanctions ban 90 percent of North Korea's publicly-reported exports and cap the amount of oil the country is able to import, according to a US official familiar with the negotiations.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:32

Al Hussein encouraged Bangladesh to keep its borders open to Rohingya and cooperate with worldwide agencies. According to a 2014 census, the country has a population of over 51 million people. Refugee camps and makeshift settlements near the border with Myanmar, which already hosted hundreds of thousands of Rohingya before the latest upsurge in violence, are now completely overwhelmed.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:30

Kim called the nuke test "a great victory won by the Korean people at the cost of their blood", and called on the officials to "follow the fighting spirit and trait of the nuclear combatants", the KCNA said. It also bans joint ventures with North Korean entities, except for nonprofit public utility infrastructure projects, and prohibits countries from bringing in new North Korean workers.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:27

Donnelly, Heitkamp and Manchin were the only three Democrats who did not sign a letter from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer last month outlining Democrats' must-haves for tax reform . Winning over even a few Democrats could provide Republicans with an important buffer. 'So getting to 60 votes, I think, will be a challenge. "We're not going to let it happen".

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:14

She was fatally shot July 15 by Officer Mohamed Noor who was one of two officers responding to her 911 call about a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. In this May 2016 image provided by the City of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:11

Two sets of strikes 30 minutes apart hit civilians sheltering in tents along the Euphrates and boats on the river, the monitor said. The Syrian Army has just received reinforcements as they aim for a renewed fight against ISIL fighters who still control the Deir Az Zor City.

by | September 13, 2017 | 07:04

China and Russian Federation have been supporting a "freeze for freeze" plan in which the USA and South Korea would stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea suspending its nuclear weapons programs. Countries also would be prevented from hiring and paying North Korean workers. On Tuesday, he even allowed United States allies South Korea and Japan to buy more highly sophisticated USA weapons.

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:59

Cowles was the only Republican to vote against the proposal that passed Tuesday on a 20-13 vote. The Assembly approved an earlier version of the bill , and members will have to take up the latest changes. But like the original amendment, it still would create a special track in state courts for appealing judicial orders on state or local government decisions affecting Foxconn or other businesses that would locate in so-called "electronics and information technology manufacturing zones" ...

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:50

It also bans all textile exports and prohibits any country from authorising new work permits for North Korean workers - two key sources of hard currency for the northeast Asian nation. North Korea imports mostly gasoline and diesel fuel from China which are vital to the country's agriculture, transportation and military sectors, according to the EIA.

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:44

A hurricane watch has been issued for the state of Veracruz in Mexico as the storm and its 75 miles per hour winds move in on Thursday. Hurricane Jose continued to gather strength far out in the Atlantic and it was nearing Category 5 strength as it churned about 435 miles (700 km) east-southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:35

Congress unanimously passed a resolution yesterday condemning neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white nationalists that urges President Donald Trump to address hate groups after last month's deadly racially-charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:23

The previous week, Samuel returned the season's opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against NC State . Missouri quarterback Drew Lock threw an interception on Mizzou's first play from scrimmage following the Samuel touchdown and Samuel promptly scored on a 25-yard run on the Gamecocks' first play after the interception.

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:18

Federation Internationale de Football Association last week ordered that the controversial World Cup qualifier be replayed after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was found guilty of unlawfully influencing the match. The match will be replayed during the November worldwide window, with Senegal in strong contention to leapfrog Burkina Faso into Group D's qualification spot.

by | September 13, 2017 | 06:04

Trump attacked Tur in response to an early December tweet in which she said Trump "ends speech abruptly and leaves stage" after he was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protestors at a campaign event. She said that initially, he was both kind and charming. At campaign rallies, Tur said, Trump would fire up crowds by mocking the media in ways she feared could inspire a supporter to act on.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:57

That's because some islands are extremely hard to access. US Virgin Islands: Damage to infrastructure was said to be widespread, with four deaths confirmed. "They told me there is definitely water in the downstairs apartment, which is me", said Keeney, who works as a hotel concierge. Florida Power and Light said it had "safely shut down" one of two nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point power plant.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:58

That's because some islands are extremely hard to access. Large debris is blocking access, and a 150-foot stretch "has some buckling", Newman said. As the northern edge of the storm reached the Florida Keys archipelago off the tip of southern Florida , lashing rains and winds knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people on the mainland.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:53

Earlier this morning around 8am Irma slammed through the Florida Keys as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 130mph. Irma is plowing into Georgia and toward other parts of the Deep South - Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas. FPL will begin restoring power in multiple locations and follow an overall plan that calls for restoring power to the largest number of customers safely and as quickly as possible.

by | September 13, 2017 | 05:47

So when the winds did their turn about 2 or 3 a.m. Monday morning, they weren't strong enough to cause the storm surge forecasters had predicted. Hurricane Irma has regained strength as it begins pummeling Florida, threatening nearly the entire southeastern USA state after leaving a deadly path of destruction across the Caribbean islands.