January 23, 2018

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Caribbean, US Brace for Hurricane Irma

By early Thursday, hurricane conditions were forecast for the Dominican Republic. The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Jose , which formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday, is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday. Irma's peak intensity so far ranks among the strongest in recorded history, exceeding the likes of Katrina, Andrew and Camille - whose winds peaked at 175 miles per hour. Read More »

Clemson moves up 2 spots in Coaches Poll


This compares to previous year, when big wins by Texas (over Notre Dame ) and Wisconsin (over LSU) vaulted them from unranked to high in the polls. 3 in both polls - this week. There wasn't much change at the top, as one would expect. Florida State fell seven spots to No. 10 after being defeated by No. Read More »

How did Tennessee game answer Tech's preseason questions?


Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) runs the ball against the Tennessee in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Monday, Sept. The Jackets led 14-7 at halftime, accepted the ball to open the second half and promptly took complete control of the game with an 11-play, 80-yard drive that consumed almost six minutes - almost 20 percent of the available game time to that point. Read More »

Putin threatens to reduce US Diplomatic Staffing in Moscow


China is not only North Korea's largest trade partner but also the US's, trading almost $650 billion a year in goods and services. "It is clear that it is impossible to solve the Korean Peninsula's problems by only sanctions and pressure", Putin said after Russian-South Korean talks. Read More »

N. Korea tests nuclear bomb, S. Korea says


The president also said South Korea's "talk of appeasement" with its northern neighbor won't work. How did news of the test emerge? He has repeatedly lashed out at North Korea since taking office, warning last month of " fire and fury " if Kim's regime continues to threaten the US. Read More »

United Nations council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests


North Koreans watch a news report showing North Korea's Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile launch on electronic screen at Pyongyang station in this photo taken by Kyodo August 30, 2017. mainland within striking distance. Mr Abe said the launch of the missile which flew over Japan was "outrageous", adding: "This is an unprecedented serious and grave threat". Read More »

Rohingya Refugees Arrive in Bangladesh


Myanmar's security forces and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been facing worldwide condemnation over the recent plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority. Almost 90,000 Rohingya refugees escape Myanmar . It triggered a fresh influx of refugees towards neighboring Bangladesh , though the country sealed off its border to refugees. Read More »

China takes control at BRICS summit


Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India , China and South Africa condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations at the 9th BRICS Summit in China on Monday . After attending the two-day BRICS Summit in Xiamen , Prime Minister Modi headed for the next stop of his two-nation tour - Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw. Read More »

North Korea crisis: United States bombers drill over Korean peninsula


B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea sharply raised tension by firing a missile over Japan. "The US imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces do not hide their bellicose nature, claiming that the exercises are to "counter" the DPRK's ballistic rocket launches and nuclear weapons development", North Korea's KCNA news agency said . Read More »

Kenyan court overturns president's win and calls for new election

The president of Kenya , Uhuru Kenyatta , has said his country has "a problem" with its judiciary after the Supreme Court cancelled his victory in last month's presidential election. They said they saw no interference in the vote. Global observers, more than 400 of whom were on the ground for the August 8 election, had signed off on the result, despite the murder of a top election official just days before the vote and a breakdown in the tallying system that saw some of the results ... Read More »

US Threatens 'Massive Military Response' Against North Korea

Trump wanted to be briefed on each one. North Korea has appeared to have conducted a sixth nuclear test, CNN reported Sunday. If confirmed, it would be the most powerful device ever tested by North Korea, and mark a significant step forward in the secretive regime's nuclear capability. Read More »

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

But speaking to reporters outside the White House, Defence Secretary Mattis said the United States had the ability to defend itself and its allies South Korea and Japan, adding that its commitments were "ironclad". The latest test appeared to mark a significant step forward in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's quest for a nuclear missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States. Read More »

Kenya: Election to be repeated after judge cancels result


Kenyatta's comments are coming days after his opponent Raila Odinga called for the resignation and prosecution of some election commission officials. Analysts say that could lead to a contentious battle over whether the electoral commission should be allowed to oversee the revote. After the court's ruling, envoys from two dozen countries, including the United States, France and Germany, issued a joint statement that said the decision "demonstrated Kenya's resilient democracy and ... Read More »

Defying Observers, Kenya Court Says August Election Was Too Flawed to Stand


The decision of the court, nullifying the re-election of a sitting president came after the coalition of Raila Odinga , the veteran opposition leader brought the petition against the election board to the Supreme Court . The post Onuesoke hails Kenya's Supreme Court judgement on presidential poll appeared first on Vanguard News . We clearly have a problem ... But worldwide observers did not report any interference with the vote. Read More »

Turkey should not become European Union member: Angela Merkel


Three weeks before the federal election, Merkel and her party lead in all polls, including personal popularity surveys. A similar coalition governed germany from 2009 to 2013. "Merkel came out as sure, Schulz was hardly able to land a punch". He scored the debate as a draw on ARD television Monday. "There are situations were we have to follow our fundamental principles and still fight for every vote", Merkel said. Read More »

Germany elections: Merkel leads Schulz in polls


On 1st September, tensions grew again when Merkel said Germany should react decisively to Ankara's detention of two additional German citizens, as calls grew in Germany for Berlin to issue a formal travel warning for Turkey, a popular tourist destination for many Germans. Read More »

Trump Preparing to Scrap Korea-US FTA

His remarks came after North Korea detonated a thermonuclear device in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Free Trade Agreement, or KORUS. Trump was apparently incensed when he was briefed about a meeting by trade officials from both sides on August 22, when they failed to agree on talks to revise the pact. Read More »

United States nurse arrested for not giving police patient's blood


The University of Utah , where Wubbels' hospital is located, said they supported the nurse and "her decision to focus first and foremost on the care and well-being of her patient". She said no legal action has been filed against Payne or the police department. Nurse Alex Wubbels displays video frame grabs of herself being taken into custody. Read More »

Thousands Evacuated From Their Homes Ahead Of Controlled Explosion


Police say bomb disposal experts have successfully defused a huge World War II-era bomb in the German financial capital Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents. Those affected have been offered free entry to several of the city's museums, while shelters have also been opened for residents. More than 2,000 tons of live bombs and munitions are found each year in Germany . Read More »

Irma forecast to remain a 'powerful hurricane for days'


Category 3 Hurricane Irma is packing maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour as its moves west at 14 miles per hour late on Friday night. Channel 9 meteorologists will continue to track Irma's path and its impact on the Charlotte area. Read More »

Search for missing Temple University student intensifies


The house belongs to the grandmother of 29-year-old Joshua Hupperterz who is now in police custody. Anyone with information about Burleigh is encouraged to call Temple Police at 215-204-1234 or the confidential tip line at 215-204-6493. Police found the man at his grandmother's home in Scranton, PA, and then obtained a search warrant for the apartment. The commissioner addressed the department's inability to divulge certain details of the case by Saturday night. Read More »