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Pakistan open to joint efforts against terrorist sanctuaries: PM

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The US President Donald Trump last month announced the new US strategy as he strongly criticized Pakistan regarding the terror sanctuaries, saying "For its part, Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and terror". Afghanistan's government is slowly losing its grip with the Taliban now controlling or contests about 40 percent of the country, which US officials say couldn't be possible without help from Pakistan's military. Read More »

Kim Jong hosts lavish event for N-scientists

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During tough negotiations, the United States dropped initial demands for a full oil embargo and a freeze on the foreign assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The North Korean state media also reported on Sunday that a concert was held at the national theatre in Pyongyang, attended by the leader and his wife Ri Sol-ju, in honour of the scientists and military personnel who were involved in the nuclear test. Read More »

Hillary Clinton has a theory about why she lost with white women

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We had trouble finding out what was really going on. "But even though [Comey's letter] was the primary blow to my campaign at the very end, it has to be looked at in context, with the Russians weaponizing information, negative stories about me; this whole Wikileaks beginning to leak in early October of John Podesta's emails, which if you read them all were, they're pretty anodyne, but they were taken out of context; stories were made up about them". Read More »

United Kingdom seizes assets owned by Dawood

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Ibrahim is wanted in India for various acts of crime and terrorism, including the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Dawood left Mumbai nearly three decades ago after the Mumbai blasts in which around 260 people were killed and over 700 were injured. Read More »

Buildings evacuated in Moscow after bomb threats

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Emergency services are working. TASS reported that the Metropolis, Afimoll and Gorod shopping centres in Moscow had bomb scares along with the Leningrad, Yaroslavl and Kazan stations. "Police dogs will be used to track down the bombs", the official said.Police said that most calls had come almost simultaneously and were still coming in."It seems like telephone terrorism and nothing else, but all the calls should be checked up", TASS quoted an official saying. Read More »

Woman arrested near Prince George's London school

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The young royal was at school on Tuesday and Wednesday, but is not understood to have been there when the incident occurred. Four-year-old Prince George , who is third in line to the throne, started at the private school last week. Ms Burnett-Moorse says she posted the video to Facebook to show how easy it was to get inside the school. It is likely he will be joined by his sister Charlotte in two years. Read More »

New Zealand MP admits teaching Chinese spies

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In a statement , Yang refuted any allegations that "question my loyalty to New Zealand". Dr Yang yesterday slammed the allegations, and insisted he had been upfront and transparent about his education and employment, the Associated Press said. Read More »

Senate Rejects Attempt To Repeal 16-Year-Old War Authorization

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The amendment repealed the Authorization for Use of Military Force and the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. "I don't think one generation should bind another generation to war", Paul said during an interview Wednesday on MSNBC. Read More »

Arkansas's uninsured rate has dropped by half since 2013

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When Obama took office in 2009, during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, more than 50 million Americans were uninsured, or almost 17 percent of the population. The dramatic drop in the uninsured over the past few years played a major role in the congressional debate over the summer about whether to replace the 2010 health law. Read More »

Hurricane Jose hangs on in the Atlantic

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The hurricane is holding on as a minimal hurricane of about 75 miles per hour as of the 11 a.m. Jose has turned east and is moving at about 5 miles per hour. Hurricane Jose is hanging on as a 75-mph tropical cyclone that remains in an idle before taking a path that could send it harmlessly out to sea. Because Hurricane Jose is so far from land, the National Hurricane Center has issued no watches or warnings yet. Read More »

Dead, 3 Injured In Shooting At Washington State High School

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KHQ reports that a "suspect is detained". Elementary and middle school have permission to release majority of students. The school is located in Rockford, a town of about 500 people located a few miles south of Spokane, WA. "It's been awesome, within probably 15-20 minutes of hearing about it, I'd already received a phone call, I'd already received a text message saying that their school is OK", she said. Read More »

Court rejects OH killer's age argument as execution nears

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The U.S. Supreme Court previously outlawed executions for those under 18 at the time of their crimes. Gary Otte arrived at the death house in southern OH shortly before 10 a.m. Midazolam also has been used in executions without discernible problems, including the execution of Ronald Phillips in OH in July. On Friday a federal judge rejected Otte's argument that the first drug, a sedative called midazolam (mih-DAY'-zoh-lam), creates an unconstitutional risk of harm because it won't render ... Read More »

Pet owners facing charges for abandoning animals in Hurricane Irma

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Before Irma hit the southern part of Florida, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control recovered nearly 40 dogs, many of which were tied up, in pens or enclosed yards, unable to escape. In Texas, several pets were left under similar circumstances , even after being told by the authorities not to leave animals behind prior to Hurricane Harvey. Read More »

European Union trade deal could beat Britain

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But aides say Juncker believes numerous 440 million other Europeans will only truly wake up to the fact the second-ranked economy is leaving pretty much around when it actually happens. The UK's latest negotiation paper highlights how crucial UK military protection is to European security, according to The Independent . He also wants a new European intelligence unit to coordinate sharing of information on suspected militants and to give the new European Public Prosecutor powers to investigate ... Read More »

Qatar's praise for Iran turns Arab League summit into shouting match

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On Friday, the Emir of Qatar contacted Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is recently elevated to the rank of Crown Prince, by phone to discuss the list of demands issued to Doha by the Saudi led quartet. Saudi Arabia topped the three blockading Gulf countries with 60 percent of the total number of violations of 2,045 out of total 3,446 complaints received by the NHRC at that time. Read More »

Syria signs Aleppo power plant contract with Iran

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Tuesday's agreement involves restoring the main control centre of Syria's electricity grid in the capital, Damascus, SANA said. The Iranian company Mabna will sell five gas-fired power plants to the heavily damaged city of Aleppo for about $155 million. Read More »

Russia, Turkey Sign S-400 Deal despite Criticism and Suspicion

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Erdogan announced on Sunday that Turkey had signed a deal with Russian Federation to buy S-400 missile defense systems the total value of which is around 2.5 billion USA dollars, with the down payment already transferred to Moscow. The S-400 system boasts the ability to lock on 80 targets in a 400km radius. " Turkey's relations with the European Union will be reformed rapidly as of the first quarter of 2018". Read More »

Olive Garden brings back the Never Ending Pasta Pass

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It's 1,000 more Never Ending Pasta Passes than the Orlando-based restaurant chain sold past year. That's one week longer than last year's seven-week endless pasta extravaganza. The Italian vacation will feature stops in cities including Siena, Florence, Assisi, and Rome. The passes for Olive Garden go on sale September 14, 2017, at 1:00 CST. Read More »

Kremlin Says Russia Proposed Full Normalization With US After Trump's Election

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He did not confirm specifics of the BuzzFeed report , such as when the proposals were handed over, to whom, and what specific steps they contained. This was reported in the Twitter of the Russian Embassy in Germany. Most of the document's proposed meetings haven't happened. When asked how Moscow got the impression that its terms might be acceptable, a spokesperson for the National Security Council cited misleading news reports about Trump's infatuation with Russian Federation. Read More »

Oil Up As OPEC Output Falls, Hurricane Impact Seen As 'Negligible'

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Saudi Arabia is expected to cut crude oil exports to worldwide customers by 350,000 bpd in October 2017 due to the production cut deal . "There will be some demand lost - obviously Florida is a big gasoline demand center", Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at consultants Energy Aspects, said in a television interview. Read More »

Russian, US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor

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Held by the Islamic State (IS) group, the city is the capital of the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, regarded as a strategic prize by both Syrian troops and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Russian and Syrian sappers are clearing the mines planted by IS on the road to the city. Abdel Rahman said they had advanced to six kilometers (four miles) from its eastern banks, at a point across the river from Deir Ezzor city. Read More »

ESPN Distances Itself From Anchor Who Called Trump 'Bigot'

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Hill has not tweeted since Tuesday morning. Hill, a Michigan State alum and former Detroit Free Press sportswriter, now is a co-anchor on the 6 p.m. To back up his claim, Travis pointed out that when former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka criticized Obama and announced his support for Trump, he was sacked from ESPN. Read More »

Third of buildings on Dutch Saint Martin island destroyed — Dutch Red Cross

Macron was eventually heading to the French-Dutch island of St. Martin, where 10 people were killed on the French side and four on the Dutch, to meet with residents. Many on St Martin, an island which is divided between France and The Netherlands and known for its vibrant nightlife and pristine beaches, had been concerned about where to go ahead of the second storm. Read More »

Cubs feeling heat as they host Mets

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The Milwaukee Brewers , who also won, are 2 1/2 games back. Lester (10-7, 4.35 ERA) will make his third start since spending two weeks on the disabled list with lat tightness and shoulder fatigue. Bryant snapped his slump in a big way with his 26th homer, a three-run drive, and a sacrifice fly on Tuesday night. Coming into the day, the reigning NL MVP was batting just.176 (6 for 34) with no RBIs in September. Read More »

Foreign Secretary Weighs In On Military Presence In The Caribbean

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The United Kingdom has launched a major relief effort in the Caribbean, with more than 990 troops and 50 police officers deployed to support the islands and distribute aid. 'Mounts Bay was not there by chance, ' he said. Despite sending reinforcements and ships to deliver help, France, Britain and the Netherlands have been criticized for not doing enough for the islands that they oversee. Read More »

Rodman's insane plan to 'straighten out' US, Nth Korea tensions

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Dennis Rodman has claimed that the North Korean issue could be resolved if people just better understood his friend, Kim Jong Un . I've got to hope", he said, adding "I don't love him. It's amusing Rodman says that, since he also boasts a relationship with President Donald Trump , who has threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen". Read More »