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Trump waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, effective immediately Trump waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, effective immediately
- September 29, 2017

Rihanna has urged United States president Donald Trump to offer more help to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Not so. One of our more benighted statutes, the century-old Jones Act, prohibits foreign-owned, foreign-staffed ships from carrying cargo between US ports. (more...)
DirecTV allowing refunds for National Football League package DirecTV allowing refunds for National Football League package
- September 28, 2017

Ordinarily, you can not get a refund for the service once the season starts. DirecTV is allowing at least some customers to cancel subscriptions to its Sunday Ticket package of NFL games and obtain refunds, if they cite players' national anthem protests as the reason for discontinuing service, customer service representatives said Tuesday. (more...)
Ashrawi welcomes Interpol's decision to admit Palestine as a full member Ashrawi welcomes Interpol's decision to admit Palestine as a full member
- September 28, 2017

Global police agency Interpol has voted to include the "State of Palestine" as a member, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for worldwide recognition. "Therefore, we have the right to apply for membership in global organizations". The Palestinians already have been providing evidence in a preliminary war crimes investigation against Israel at the International Criminal Court, another international body they have joined . (more...)
NBC insiders confused by Megyn Kelly's new show NBC insiders confused by Megyn Kelly's new show
- September 27, 2017

In addition, other critics thought that it seemed like Kelly had lost her intelligent persistence and integrity that made her so well known and respected initially. " NBC's Megyn Kelly experiment unveils its latest creation, a morning-show Bride of Frankenstein", tweeted the Washington Post . Megyn Kelly's mom said she used to dance around to "Miss American Pie", which echoes a Don McClean reference she made just yesterday. (more...)
Elections weigh on euro, kiwi until North Korea's late words Elections weigh on euro, kiwi until North Korea's late words
- September 26, 2017

North Korea has already demonstrated its disregard of the resolutions by launching yet another missile. At a time of national crisis over North Korea , Japanese voters may see it as a "cynical and opportunistic move" created to divert attention from the scandals that weighed on Abe's popularity, warned Sano. (more...)
Jennifer Lopez makes $1 million donation to Puerto Rico Jennifer Lopez makes $1 million donation to Puerto Rico
- September 26, 2017

The storm hit Dominica, Puerto Rico , the Dominican Republic, the US Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos, a British overseas territory. Supplies and aid are headed to the island from the US mainland Monday , but without power and the ability to communicate ( CNN reports that 95 percent of wireless sites are out of service), ensuring that aid reaches the most vulnerable Puerto Ricans will prove hard. (more...)
Tropical Storm Lee could be near hurricane strength by next week
- September 26, 2017

A storm surge watch has been issued for the cost of NC from Cape Lookout northward to Duck. Parts of far eastern North Carolina may see some fringe impacts and tropical storm conditions, while the entire East Coast of the United States will continue to see higher than usual surf along with plenty of rip currents through most of the upcoming week. (more...)
2 police officers shot in incident on Elm Street in New Haven 2 police officers shot in incident on Elm Street in New Haven
- September 25, 2017

Experts say the two officers are required to be OK. Neither of the officers or man wounded have been identified. One of the officers then fired at least one round at the man. According to Warren, the man continued to approach the officer, who deployed his taser. Sheriff's investigators didn't say whether or not they had found a gun at the scene. (more...)
Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies
- September 25, 2017

Stokes holed out on the cover boundary off Rovman Powell having hit two of his three sixes in succession off Ashley Nurse. "He stated he wanted to get some 50-over cricket in, which is fair enough, but if he decides he wants to give ODIs a go, he'd be one of the first picks with the spin he provides". (more...)
Tighter sanctions on North Korea could have a harsh humanitarian impact Tighter sanctions on North Korea could have a harsh humanitarian impact
- September 25, 2017

Lewis finds similarities between the current situation surrounding North Korea and the events that led to China's 1966 test, which was driven by US doubts of Chinese capabilities to place nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China is firmly committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during his speech at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. (more...)
Catalan govt admits referendum blow but vows to press on Catalan govt admits referendum blow but vows to press on
- September 25, 2017

Spain's post-dictatorship Constitution only allows the central government to call a referendum on secession and establishes that all Spaniards must have a say in a vote on the country's sovereignty. The " Mossos " - as they are often referred to in Catalonia - are the largest police force in the northeastern region. The Spanish Public Prosecutor's office has told the head of the Catalan regional police force ( Mossos d'Esquarda) that the force will now come under the control of Spanish ... (more...)
Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile During Military Parade Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile During Military Parade
- September 24, 2017

Rouhani's comments came three days after Trump accused Iran at the U.N. General Assembly of building "dangerous" missiles and exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the region. Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal, despite USA pressure to stop. (more...)
Iran could set 'precedent' for North Korea Iran could set 'precedent' for North Korea
- September 24, 2017

Earthquakes detected in North Korea were probably not caused by explosions, CTBTO says . South Korea's weather agency said it was analysing the nature of the quake, but its initial view was that it was a natural earthquake. The flight, which was disclosed shortly before North Korea's foreign minister was due to address the United Nations , was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any USA fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, ... (more...)
New Zealand election ends in stalemate New Zealand election ends in stalemate
- September 24, 2017

New Zealand First look likely to hold the balance of power, but party leader Winston Peters warned it may be some time before he decides who to support. It could only count on the one seat brought to the table by ACT, which has retained Epsom, and would need another partner to govern. But a surprise decision by then-Labour leader Andrew Little to stand aside at the start of the campaign made room for Ardern, 37, a three-term member of Parliament. (more...)
China Agrees to 'Vigorous Enforcement' of Sanctions On North Korea China Agrees to 'Vigorous Enforcement' of Sanctions On North Korea
- September 23, 2017

Seoul is within artillery range of North Korea, which beyond nuclear and conventional weapons is also believed to have a sizable chemical and biological arsenal. "The increased moves of the U.S. and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure... will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force", the North's foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by its official KCNA news agency. (more...)
Wisconsin, 20 other USA states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 election Wisconsin, 20 other USA states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 election
- September 23, 2017

Department of Homeland Security officials notified the state Friday that Oklahoma was one of the targeted states. The agency is calling all 50 states to let them know whether their systems were compromised. "This was a scan and many computer systems are regularly scanned". Trump won the election and calls the Russian Federation story a hoax. After his win, Trump created a commission headed by Vice President Mike Pence to investigate voter fraud nationwide. (more...)
Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum
- September 22, 2017

Iraq's Kurds have long held a dream of statehood. "We therefore call on the Kurdistan Regional Government to call off the referendum and enter into serious and sustained dialogue with Baghdad , which the United States has repeatedly indicated it is prepared to facilitate". (more...)
Mueller tells Trump White House to hand over key documents Mueller tells Trump White House to hand over key documents
- September 22, 2017

Mr Mueller's investigation along with several congressional committees and the Justice Department are all looking at USA intelligence findings indicate Russian-backed hackers tried to sway the presidential election held last November in favour of Mr Trump. (more...)
US Establishes First Permanent Military Base in Israel US Establishes First Permanent Military Base in Israel
- September 21, 2017

Though Brig. Gen. Haimovich declined to say if this meant U.S. forces would participate in Israeli combat operations in the future, he said it was "much more significant than that" simply to have a presence of U.S. In April, Israel unveiled David's Sling, which was jointly developed with the USA and targets medium-range threats. It comes only a day after the U.S. (more...)
Mumbai rains 2017 Part 2 - Mumbai Airport shut, Trains cancelled, Schools closed Mumbai rains 2017 Part 2 - Mumbai Airport shut, Trains cancelled, Schools closed
- September 21, 2017

The city experienced heavy rains and thunder on Tuesday disrupting local trains and traffic. Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, and the meteorological department claimed the wet weather will continue for the next 24 hours. (more...)