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by | September 04, 2017 | 08:37

That launch came after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental missiles in July and claimed to have the United States mainland within its range. Despite Pyongyang's snub of Moon's invitations for talks in July, the South Korean president continued to emphasize the importance of dialogue with its neighbor in the phone call with his American counterpart.

by | September 04, 2017 | 08:32

Hurricane Irma maintained its category 3 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Friday and is forecast to remain a powerful hurricane for days, as it turned westwards as expected. This motion is expected to continue today, Friday, followed by a Westward turn on Saturday and a West-Southwest motion by Sunday. Hurricane Irma is way out in the Atlantic and it's no threat to land anytime soon.

by | September 04, 2017 | 08:34

Meanwhile, as reported by the Hindustan Times, Koblenz also saw 20,000 people evacuated on Saturday while experts defuse a half-ton bomb of USA origins. Authorities are now working to defuse the 1.8 tonne bomb , which was dropped on the city by British air forces. The HC 4000 bomb is assumed to have been dropped by Britain's Royal Air Force during the 1939-45 war.

by | September 04, 2017 | 08:26

State-controlled media say it was a hydrogen bomb. China's quake agency said it had detected a 6.3 magnitude natural disaster in Kilju, Hamgyong Province that was a "suspected explosion". In July, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer revealed some of Trump's complaints with the South Korea deal during a "special session" that was called in an attempt to begin renegotiations.

by | September 04, 2017 | 08:19

The two leaders pledged to continue applying strong diplomatic and economic pressure on the regime and take necessary preparations to deter and defend against North Korea's growing threats. The White House did not mention the voluntary bilateral agreement but said the two leaders agreed to strengthen their defense cooperation and South Korea's defense capabilities.

by | September 04, 2017 | 08:19

The bomb was created to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the North said. Decision announced after phone call between US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in. The test comes amid heightened regional tension following Pyongyang's two tests of ICBMs in July that potentially could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the USA mainland within range.

by | September 04, 2017 | 07:58

It will be approaching the Lesser Antilles by Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds had increased to near 115 miles per hour (185 km/h) with higher gusts, making Irma a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Hurricane Watches have been issued by the governments of Antigua, the Netherlands and France for for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St.

by | September 04, 2017 | 07:59

Kitts and Nevis. Hurricane Irma regained its status as a major Category 3 storm early Sunday but its impact on the Eastern United States remains uncertain. 2. No coastal watches or warnings have yet been issued for Irma, and it is not certain where or when it might make landfall. A turn toward the west is expected by Friday night, followed by a turn toward the west-southwest on Saturday.

by | September 04, 2017 | 07:20

The Brexit department's White Paper said such measures would only be used where absolutely necessary in matters of technical complexity, but neither Labour nor internal Conservative opposition have been reassured. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier accused Britain of failing to honour obligations with regards to Britain's divorce bill. The newspaper said under plans being drawn up in Whitehall the United Kingdom would pay between £7bn and £17bn a year to Brussels for three ...

by | September 04, 2017 | 07:13

In the early hours of Sunday morning, North Korea's state media announced that it had tested a hydrogen bomb . Where and when was it carried out? South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the seismic tremor had been detected near the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

by | September 04, 2017 | 06:55

The Trump administration has ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States closed following the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia , the State Department said Thursday. Cohen also told Congressional investigators that Sater "constantly" pushed him to travel to Moscow as part of the negotiations, but that he declined to do so.

by | September 04, 2017 | 06:39

President Donald Trump said Saturday he is weighing whether to start the process of withdrawing from a free trade agreement with South Korea , with the U.S. Critics argue pulling out of the deal could strain relations between the countries as they both try and mitigate how to deal with the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

by | September 04, 2017 | 06:40

Merkel's comments came after Schulz appeared to surprise her by vowing to push for an end to the negotiations if he was elected chancellor in the September 24 federal election. "Whether we can win over all the countries for this I don't know". Her show of experience appeared to work with voters. More than half of viewers, 55 percent, named Merkel the victor, according to an ARD poll.

by | September 04, 2017 | 06:39

President Moon Jae-in convened a National Security Council (NSC) session Sunday, shortly after South Korea's weather agency detected a magnitude 5.7 natural disaster from North Korea's nuclear test site in a sign of another strategic provocation.

by | September 04, 2017 | 06:15

A South Korean exhibition offering a glimpse into the life of the reclusive North has opened with a replica of a middle-class home in Pyongyang where the property market is booming, despite United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes.

by | September 03, 2017 | 13:34

The Nitish Kumar led-JD (U), which joined the NDA recently, had not been informed about their participation in the government , party sources said . Speculations are rife that Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, might get an additional charge of Railway ministry after Suresh Prabhu offered to resign from his post following multiple train accidents in recent times.

by | September 03, 2017 | 13:10

An FIR has been registered at Namchi police station in South district of Sikkim under section 302/34 of IPC against Ajit Singh Yadav, the Kalimpong police super and his team. This is a gross violation as far as Sikkim's security is concerned", he said. Dawa Bhutia, 34, who was a resident of Kalimpong, died when a team of policemen from Bengal opened fire at a place called Saddam near Namchi (the headquarters of South district).

by | September 03, 2017 | 13:00

With the need for help after Hurricane Harvey expected to continue for months, the 35 area Red Cross volunteers are learning about mass care and helping with shelters, which is the main goal. Kevin Hart, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Chris Young and Dwayne Johnson are among other big stars who have done what they can to help. They're prepared and operating out of more than 200 emergency response vehicles that were sent to the Gulf states from as far away as NY.

by | September 03, 2017 | 12:57

A clear picture is expected to emerge on Sunday (September 3) when the reshuffle is expected to take place. Meanwhile, sources close to Nitin Gadkari have said that he wants to continue with his current portfolio - surface transport and shipping.

by | September 03, 2017 | 11:23

The Trump administration had more than $350 billion in cash reserves in January but it has been slowly drawing that balance down in recent months to delay any problems with the debt ceiling. Trump closed by discussing the effort to rebuild. "I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey , including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our ...

by | September 03, 2017 | 09:24

South Korea's development of its ballistic missiles is limited to range of 800 km (500 miles) and payload weight of 500 kg (1,100 pounds) under a bilateral treaty revised in 2012. Some outside observers said launching a road-mobile missile from an airport runway could demonstrate the North's ability to fire its missiles from anywhere in the country.

by | September 03, 2017 | 09:09

It is said to be 66 million years old adult triceratops, which would have roamed the Earth during the Cretaceous period. The find this week was rare; the skull found was one of only three ever found in the Front Range area. A rib bone weighing 40 pounds was the first to be completely extracted, according to the museum. Sertich is the museum's curator of dinosaurs. The construction site where the skull was found has been secured by the officials who feared that the news might attract ...

by | September 03, 2017 | 09:04

The state-run Korean Central News Agency released pictures of Kim Jong Un visiting the country's Nuclear Weapons Institute in Pyongyang. "He was greeted by senior officials of the Department of Munitions Industry of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and scientists of the Nuclear Weapons Institute before being briefed on the details of nuclear weaponisation", said KCNA.

by | September 03, 2017 | 08:19

Allowing South Korea more powerful weaponry signals to the North that Seoul will not necessarily be constrained by the United States and that it has an independent ability to react, Schuster said . US President Donald Trump earlier warned North Korea of "fire and fury". Pyongyang has also threatened to surround the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean with a "ring of fire", by launching four missiles aimed at hitting the sea around the tiny island that is home to United ...

by | September 03, 2017 | 08:11

Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) advance on Tal Afar on August 22. Despite the surprising resistance in al-Ayadiya, Iraqi forces have managed to capture half the town and are looking to finish the battle by the start of Eid , which falls on Friday.