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Storm Harvey flooded or damaged 13 Texas Superfund sites -US EPA

Storm Harvey flooded or damaged 13 Texas Superfund sites -US EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday that 13 Superfund sites in Texas have been flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey, but that the full impact on the surrounding environment was not immediately clear. The EPA called the report "misleading" and "inaccurate". The Associated Press has visited the sites - some still only accessible by boat. The EPA said its workers have not ... [Full Article...]

Cohen lawyer rebuts Russian Federation dossier allegations

Cohen lawyer rebuts Russian Federation dossier allegations The Washington Post has reported that Michael Cohen , Trump's personal lawyer and a business adviser had contacted the Kremlin in January of 2016 in an attempt to advance a planned Trump Tower building. If that was ever the case, it doesn't appear to be so anymore, as the Trump administration announced Thursday that Moscow will be required to shut down diplomatic posts in several major ... [Full Article...]

Spain cuts number of North Korean diplomats in Madrid

Spain cuts number of North Korean diplomats in Madrid Moon has reportedly told his military officials to be ready to "quickly switch to an offensive posture in case North Korea stages a provocation that crosses the line". A second quake measuring 4.6 magnitude was detected a short time later, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency . The second quake measured 4.6. [Full Article...]

World Cup Qualifying Wrap

World Cup Qualifying Wrap The pressure will be on manager Roberto Martinez next year in Russian Federation at the World Cup , as he looks to improve upon Belgium's previous results under Marc Wilmots. The Group H fixture was goalless until the 70th minute, when Jan Vertonghen blasted the visitors into the lead with a fierce shot. It started a four-minute flurry of goals, with Zeca levelling up for the hosts in the 7... [Full Article...]

Hike in gasoline prices is short term, analyst says

Hike in gasoline prices is short term, analyst says In order to save while costs are on the rise, gas stations suggest downloading their apps or apps such as Gas Buddy , to find the best deal near you. "There is now NO shortage of gasoline in Texas due to #Harvey". "Because $2.35 a gallon". The Colonial Pipeline , a crucial artery in the nation's fuel supply network, runs from the Houston area to NY harbor and includes more than 5,500 miles of ... [Full Article...]

Congress eyes vote next week on Harvey aid

Congress eyes vote next week on Harvey aid Arriving at the NRG Stadium in Houston where thousands of victims were taking shelter, the First Lady emerged dressed down in jeans, a denim shirt and trainers wearing a cap with "Texas" stitched on the front. The White House has asked Congress for $7.85 billion for Harvey-related "response and initial recovery efforts", calling it a "down payment" on the long-term cost of recovering from the re... [Full Article...]

With tensions high, United States and South Korea finish drills

With tensions high, United States and South Korea finish drills Trump had also given his "conceptual approval" for the planned sale of billions of dollars of USA military equipment to South Korea , the White House said. But he seemed to take it a step further with the reference to "total annihilation". On Thursday, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera spoke to Mr Mattis by telephone and the two parties reportedly agreed to keep putting pressure o... [Full Article...]

US President Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe

US President Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe Japan confirmed that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test on Sunday and lodged a formal protest with Pyongyang after a major explosion at the isolated nation's main test site. South Korea's presidential office said it will hold a National Security Council meeting chaired by President Moon Jae-in.South Korea's military said it has strengthened its monitoring and readiness while mulling a vari... [Full Article...]

China condemns North Korea's 6th nuclear test

China condemns North Korea's 6th nuclear test North Korea's nuclear test Sunday was apparently its most powerful yet. State media reported that the test left no trace of radioactive material. "If North Korea has gone ahead with a nuclear test, this is absolutely not acceptable and we will have to strongly protest". [Full Article...]

Indians thump rebuilding Tigers to finish sweep

Indians thump rebuilding Tigers to finish sweep In Chicago, John Lackey pitched seven crisp innings, Javier Baez's daring baserunning paid off again and the Cubs beat Atlanta for their fifth straight win. Things didn't get much better for lefty Chad Bell , who was making his first start of the season. Marcell Ozuna also connected and drove in four runs and pinch hitter Derek Dietrich belted a three-run shot as the Marlins snapped a five-game l... [Full Article...]

Japan: North Korea tremor was a nuclear test

Japan: North Korea tremor was a nuclear test In an "important" announcement, North Korea said it carried out the test at 12.00 p.m. "North Korea is a..." The presidential tweets came a few hours after North Korea's state media claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb meant to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

'Artificial earthquake' strikes North Korea near known nuclear test site

'Artificial earthquake' strikes North Korea near known nuclear test site Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Sunday that the global community must step up its response to North Korea after Pyongyang announced it had tested a hydrogen bomb. Last week it fired a missile over Japan. North Korean state media claimed a day later that the missile launch was a prelude to more military operations directed at the USA island... [Full Article...]

Sitharaman's appointment as Defence Minister a `significant landmark`: Jaitley

Sitharaman's appointment as Defence Minister a `significant landmark`: Jaitley Charge of Defence was now with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley . In her initial days as spokesperson, the Tamil Nadu-born politician admitted her knowledge of Hindi was limited but she soon had gained proficiency. Although her department was involved in several flagship programmes of the Modi government - from Make in India to Start-up India and the steps for easing the rules for business - the... [Full Article...]

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

Suresh Prabhu Quits as Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal May Take Over Prabhu also congratulated Goyal and three other Union ministers who were on Sunday elevated to Cabinet rank. Goyal, who was Minister of State with independent charge, held Coal and Power Ministry before his elevation. The Cabinet reshuffle was imminent as many key portfolios were lying vacant and the existing ministers were handling additional charges. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore replaced Vijay G... [Full Article...]

Japan, UK to hike pace of sanctions against N. Korea

Washington, Seoul and Tokyo believed it was a clandestine test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Britain wants new United Nations sanctions against North Korea that would target guest workers sent mostly to Russian Federation and China, and whose wages are a source of revenue for Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

State Police: Traffic deaths up in Virginia

State Police: Traffic deaths up in Virginia In addition to extra traffic, drivers can expect to see extra police patrols and checkpoints on the roads in an effort to improve safety. More than 200 accidents have been investigated as of 8 a.m. Greenwich and Stamford police and the Connecticut State Troopers watch for drivers who are not using their seatbelts near the intersection at Havermeyer and East Putnam Ave., on Monday, May 24, 2010. [Full Article...]

South Korea and China report earthquake in North Korea

South Korea and China report earthquake in North Korea Tremors caused by a suspected nuclear test in North Korea were at least ten times as powerful as the last time Pyongyang exploded an atomic bomb a year ago, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. Following the test, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.3 magnitude natural disaster in North Korea. Last month, North Korea threatened to launch missiles near the US Pacific territory ... [Full Article...]

Trump and South Korea's Moon pledge more pressure on North Korea

Trump and South Korea's Moon pledge more pressure on North Korea The South wants to raise the missile cap to boost its defences against the reclusive North, which is pursuing missile and nuclear weapons programmes in defiance of global warnings and United Nations sanctions. Trump has repeatedly insisted that Beijing lean on the neighboring Pyongyang regime to stop its nuclear and missile development. "The national security team is monitoring this closely", ... [Full Article...]

Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs - Profile

Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs - Profile He is a Member of Central Silk Board.He is also a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Estimates and Standing Committee on Energy. His first stint into politics came during JP movement in which he played an active role. A well-read man, Raj Kumar Singh studied English Literature at St Stephens College, New Delhi , and got a Bachelors Degree in Law thereafter. 28 years ago he arrested Adv... [Full Article...]

Politicians, judges slam Kenyatta over attacks on judiciary

Politicians, judges slam Kenyatta over attacks on judiciary The ruling to annul the poll was an unprecedented action in Africa, where governments often hold sway over judges and it is the first time on the continent that a court ruled against the electoral victory of an incumbent. (Chief Justice) Maraga and his people those wakora (crooks) have said "let that election get lost". According to Ruto, the court overturned the will of the the people of Keny... [Full Article...]


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