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Putin calls BRICS summit in China's Xiamen successful

Putin calls BRICS summit in China's Xiamen successful Xiamen: Putting behind the Doklam stand-off, India and China on Tuesday agreed to take the bilateral ties "forward" and make more efforts, including strengthening co-operation between their security personnel, to ensure that such incidents do not recur. [Full Article...]

Mattis breaks with Trump on diplomacy with North Korea

Mattis breaks with Trump on diplomacy with North Korea The aggressive test-flight over the territory of a close U.S. ally sent a clear message of defiance as Washington and Seoul conduct war games nearby. "We will do our utmost to protect people's lives", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters. Still, it's unclear whether the North will ever act on its threat to fire missiles at the "advanced base of invasion". [Full Article...]

UHURU FIGHTING BACK: Kenyatta vows to 'fix' judiciary after election annulment

It gave new hope to opposition leader Odinga, who had alleged the electronic results of the August 8 balloting were manipulated. Odinga called the ruling "a historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension for the people of the continent of Africa", and lambasted the actions of the electoral commission, stating he had "no faith at all in the electoral commission as now constituted". [Full Article...]

North Korea threats will be met by 'massive military response', USA warns

North Korea threats will be met by 'massive military response', USA warns The first suggestion that this was to be a far from normal Sunday in the region came when seismologists' equipment started picking up readings of an earth tremor in the area where North Korea has conducted nuclear tests before. After the call, Kono told reporters that the United States and Japan want an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to be held to discuss potential fresh sanctions ag... [Full Article...]

U.S. warns N Korea of "massive military response"

U.S. warns N Korea of 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. After the call, Kono told reporters that the USA and Japan want an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to be held to discuss potential fresh sanctions against Pyongyang, according to Japanese media repor... [Full Article...]

Kenyatta urges for calm after Supreme Court ruling

Kenyatta urges for calm after Supreme Court ruling The decision to cancel the result, the first of its kind in Kenya's history, sets up a new race for the presidency between Kenyatta and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga . "We clearly have a problem", he said, referring to the judiciary. He says the judges should know they are dealing with an incumbent president. And the European Observer Mission said that they had not observed any signs o... [Full Article...]

Kenya election: Kenyatta vows to 'fix' court as win quashed

Kenya election: Kenyatta vows to 'fix' court as win quashed Deputy President William Ruto struck similar themes, vowing that they will not allow the opposition to disband Kenya's electoral body, which was accused by opposition leader Raila Odinga of tolerating electoral malpractice during the August 8 general elections. [Full Article...]

Kenya court nullifies president's win, calls for new vote

Kenya court nullifies president's win, calls for new vote Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta says he will respect the Supreme Court's overturning of his election victory, even though he disagrees with it. Chief Justice David Maraga said the 8 August election had not been "conducted in accordance with the constitution" and declared it " invalid, null and void ". [Full Article...]

Frankfurt bomb defused after 60000 are evacuated

Frankfurt bomb defused after 60000 are evacuated We will remind that on 17 August in the German city of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony evacuated more than 20,000 people over the discovered the bombs during the Second world war. About 11.30 am local time police tweeted that the evacuation zone had been divided into 15 sectors, 12 of which had been emptied. Some care home residents left early on Sunday. [Full Article...]

US Open: Sharapova, Venus in action on soggy Sunday

US Open: Sharapova, Venus in action on soggy Sunday I love being part of them. 'There's an element of concentration, focus, physicality that goes into all of it and you have to put it all together. And you have to put it all together. She was rejected earlier this year to play in the French Open . Sharapova on Saturday bit back at Caroline Wozniacki , who previously criticised US Open oragnisers for continually scheduling the former drug ... [Full Article...]

German opposition leaders fault Merkel-Schulz debate

German opposition leaders fault Merkel-Schulz debate Merkel made her comments, which signaled an apparent change in her stance on Turkey's European Union accession bid, during a televised debate on Sunday ahead of Germany's September 24 national election. There was no immediate reaction from Turkey which is in the midst of a national religious holiday. Speaking in a TV interview last week, she labelled diesel and other combustion engines "bridge t... [Full Article...]

Trump mulls pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea

Trump said at the time. Trump may be reviving his "America First" slogan that won him the presidential title by threatening to do away with free trade deals he claims have damaged US trade and jobs. "One of the big reasons we chose to go forward with the agreement was to demonstrate to the South Koreans, North Koreans and Chinese that the U.S. was committed to this relationship for the long haul",... [Full Article...]

Russia Voices 'Regret' at US Order to Shut San Francisco Consulate

Russia Voices 'Regret' at US Order to Shut San Francisco Consulate Russia has promised a "tough response" to a United States order to shut the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and offices in Washington and NY, in the latest round of a diplomatic tit-for-tat. At the time, it appeared Putin might actually hold his return fire , saying he would wait to see how Trump would handle matters. Personnel working at the targeted facilities may be reassigned to o... [Full Article...]

North Korea 'conducts nuclear test after making hydrogen bomb claims'

North Korea 'conducts nuclear test after making hydrogen bomb claims' A second quake event measuring 4.6 magnitude detected by the China natural disaster Networks Center on Sunday may have been a tunnel collapse, a US quake monitoring service said. Outside experts said that it appeared to be a test of a boosted fission weapon, rather than an H-bomb. In 2015, the allies completed the drawing of a new operational plan, OPCON 5015, which calls for a pre-emptive str... [Full Article...]

Suresh Prabhu Quits as Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal May Take Over

Suresh Prabhu Quits as Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal May Take Over Goyal is expected to continue the reforms initiated by Prabhu in railways and bring new ideas to the table, said Jaijit Bhattacharya, partner and head, economics, regulatory and policy advisory, KPMG in India. After the third major reshuffle of the Narendra Modi Cabinet , Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu quits on Sunday. The remaining six are Shiv Pratap Shukla (Finance), Ashwini Choubey (Healt... [Full Article...]

Financial firms raising alarm over USA debt ceiling

Financial firms raising alarm over USA debt ceiling During an interview on " Fox News Sunday ", Mnuchin was asked whether he can guarantee that disaster aid for Harvey would not be tied to a bill to raise the debt limit. In either case, traders are wary of the political gamesmanship that's become all too familiar around the debt ceiling. On Sunday, he said a higher debt limit should be linked to Hurricane Harvey relief funding. [Full Article...]

Iraqi PM Abadi declares Nineveh province freed from Islamic State

Iraqi PM Abadi declares Nineveh province freed from Islamic State Located 60 kilometers east of the Syrian border, the predominantly Turkmen city of Tal Afar was overrun by the terrorist group in mid-2014 along with large territories in northern and western Iraq. He said that the bombing now taking place is being done by Iraqi forces. After the fall of Mosul, Tal Afar became ISIL's last stronghold in the war-plagued country. [Full Article...]

Blue Whale game - No police complaint yet on boy's injury

Blue Whale game - No police complaint yet on boy's injury In case, any symptom is noticeable in a child, the teachers are directed to get in touch with his/her parents and also report these incidences to Childline at the telephone number 1098, which is a universal telephone number, and necessary assistance will be provided. [Full Article...]

Mueller Has Unreleased Copy of Angry Letter Trump Wrote on Firing Comey

Mueller Has Unreleased Copy of Angry Letter Trump Wrote on Firing Comey The Times reported on Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller III has obtained the draft letter as part of his ongoing probe of Trump and Russian interference in last year's presidential elections. Sources told the Times that White House counsel Donald McGahn stopped Trump from publishing the letter because "its angry, meandering tone was problematic". [Full Article...]

Heavy rain expected as Harvey heads toward Kentucky

Heavy rain expected as Harvey heads toward Kentucky Rain will continue off and on into Friday , with a few more storms possible during the afternoon. About a half-inch of rain is expected to fall throughout central Pennsylvania from early Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon, forecasters said. [Full Article...]


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