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Rex Tillerson meets China leaders to pile pressure on North Korea


US President Donald Trump has said he will never allow that to happen. Speaking to reporters in China, Tillerson said that American diplomats have "direct communication" with the North Korean government about denuclearization. "We are working closely with China to execute this strategy and are clear-eyed in viewing the progress - growing, if uneven - that China has made on this front", she said. Read More »

Tillerson admits the USA has direct channel of communication with North Korea


The White House is in direct contact with North Korea , said Me Tillerson in a rare top-level acknowledgement. "We have lines of communication to Pyongyang". The Chinese president added that China attaches great importance to Trump's visit, and that the teams on both sides should work closely to make the visit "successful and special". Read More »

Georgia Tech takes down UNC


Gray. On what would have been another touchdown for Georgia Tech, Benson tried to stretch the ball over the goal line and fumbled the ball in the third quarter. "Some of their run-pass stuff, he was right on cue with it". Plus, he made a couple nice plays in open field on tackles. It was a different Georgia Tech defense that showed up to play North Carolina on Saturday. Read More »

S.Korea expects more provocative acts by N.Korea in mid-October

President Donald Trump exchanged war-like threats and insults over the North's nuclear and missile development programme. Though retaliatory measures were taken - the United States launched in response to the 1976 axe murders, and South Korea imposed sanctions estimated to cost North Korea some in response to the 2010 attack. Read More »

NC State beats Syracuse for fourth straight win


There's no way that N.C. State could win the ACC's Atlantic Division on Saturday afternoon, but it could have surely let those hopes slip away with an uninspired performance in its return to Carter-Finley Stadium . The Orange (2-3, 0-1) have given up at least 30 points in each of their losses. The Orange also fell to LSU a week prior, 35-26. I know we'll be excited to play a couple of teams that aren't ranked because of the will power of those teams. Read More »

North Korea Says Trump's Threat Has Increased Army Volunteers


Privately, however, USA officials have played down the likely effect of the Russian effort. Nauert said Friday's talks would follow a visit to Moscow by the US special envoy for North Korea , Joseph Yun, about two weeks ago. He suggested then that a neutral European country could mediate. A particular area of concern for many is the advancement of nuclear weapons and the escalation of threats between North Korea and the United States. Read More »

Potent mixture of gales and rain to batter United Kingdom during turbulent weekend


Tropical storms Maria and Lee are racing far out into the Atlantic and pose no threat to land. Hurricanes Lee and Maria are now heading towards us, according to the latest models from the Met Office . Tropical Storm Maria will become an extratropical storm soon. Invest 99L will continue to bring the chance of rain, sometimes heavy rain, to parts of Florida and Cuba over the next few days. Read More »

Trump to journey through five countries in Asia in November


The list of nations does not include India, but it's expected that Trump's visit could lead to a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Manila. North Korea responded with pledges to take the "highest-level" action against the United States and warned that it might conduct the "most powerful" atmospheric hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Retired Army soldier from Assam asked to prove he is Indian citizen


The notice issued by the foreigners' tribunal said that a case has been registered against Hoque, alleging that he entered Assam illegally without any valid documents. On the accusation of being an illegal immigrant, he said, "If I were an illegal Bangladeshi, how could I serve the Indian army?" "I also had a stint at the College of Defence Management at Secunderabad", Hoque told DNA over the telephone. Read More »

Trump to Visit Asia in November, North Korea in Spotlight


The North Korean nuclear crisis will dominate the agenda of US President Donald Trump's six-stop Asia trip in early November as Japan and South Korea's top officials anticipate further possible provocations from North Korea on October 10 and October 18. Read More »

Edmonton police member stabbed near Commonwealth


Pattison said the suspect was still at large hours later, he reportedly fled on foot north on 92 Street. The officer sustained some injuries. Drivers and pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area. They believe he acted alone. A police officer in Edmonton, Canada, has been injured after an incident at a roadblock near Commonwealth Stadium, where a football game was taking place. Read More »

Donald Trump to visit Asia in November, but India not in itinerary


Trump likely will use his visit to discuss with China the full enforcement of existing United Nations sanctions against North Korea and call for more demonstrations with its allies, South Korea and Japan, of their trilateral defence capability against Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests, analysts said. Read More »

Saudi university to setup driving school for women


This proposal which was made by one of the member of Shoura Council in its 49th meeting got approved by 107 votes. Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA), which has begun sponsoring concerts and shows said on Friday its website had been the target of cyber attacks from outside the kingdom. Read More »

Pyongyang shows no interest in talks

The threat followed President Trump's debut address at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this month, when he said , "if (the U.S.) is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea ". Read More »

NC soldiers, engineers deploy to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief


Eight days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, Trump's team suspended for 10 days a USA shipping law to allow foreign vessels to assist in Puerto Rico's relief effort. According to Trump, there are 10,000 federal officials now on the island doing a "fantastic job" despite the lack of roads and electricity. "He needs to be in charge, he needs to take control, he needs to demonstrate some level of empathy over what is happening", Mark-Viverito said on CNN . Read More »

S. Korean Banks Prepare For Possible Pulse Attack From N. Korea

Despite the new South Korean government engaging in public diplomatic overtures with Pyongyang, the envoy said that any avenue of rapprochement with Seoul was " closed due to its confrontational and divisive policies ". Libya had a nuclear weapons program, they gave it up and then a couple of years later the USA bombed Libya and overthrew their leader", said Faris. "The security council of the United Nations can pass resolutions placing sanctions on North Korea ". Read More »

FHP: 2 dead, 2 injured in head-on crash in Keystone Heights


John Tynan, 61, was killed in the accident at 9:50 p.m at County Road 437 and County Road 44A, Montes said. Weber was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and a 26-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Central Florida Regional Hospital, officials said. Read More »

Scores of Civilian Deaths in Syria as Idlib Bombardment Continues


In the last few days, jets belonging to the Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation have intensified their attacks on Idlib. Anadolu news agency reported at least 40 civilians were killed and 70 others wounded in Amanaz. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed Thursday to escalate efforts to establish a safe zone in Idlib as part of the broader deal reached in May. Read More »

Merkel allies fret over former East Germany's rightward shift


A so-called "Jamaica" coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU), Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Greens (Gruene) is considered to be Germany's most likely next governing constellation. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and will meet with the CSU on October 8 to seek a common position ahead of negotiations with the other parties. Read More »

Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor who begged for more help


Here's a snapshot of what the White House is saying compared to what people there are seeing and experiencing. He said the government is "fully engaged in the disaster and the response and recovery effort". Trump said he was not aware of Duke's "good-news" remark. Ramos told CNN that about 4,000 utility workers were trying to fix the power grid and 1,000 more were expected to arrive over the weekend from the United States mainland. Read More »

Clashes at Swedish neo-Nazi rally


Police have also taken action in other parts of Sweden in connection with the demonstration due to be held by the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) in Gothenburg on Saturday. The two were arrested on suspicion of planning assault, the Swedish police confirmed in a message posted on its website. Law enforcement had also already apprehended some people before the march even began. Read More »

Paul police officers going to Puerto Rico to help


The Trump administration says its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the island say help is scarce and disorganized while food supplies are dwindling in some remote towns eight days after Hurricane Maria . "I think we had more workforce in Puerto Rico than we did for any other storm in history". Maria, the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, has killed at least 16 people on the island and more than 30 across the Caribbean . Read More »

President Trump promotes new plan to rewrite the tax code


No, and the programs they depend on are likely to find themselves on the chopping block in coming years as the deficits that result from the Trump plan are used to justify damaging cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Trump on NFL Players: 'Very Important' to Stand for Anthem

The backlash began with a press release from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who did not call out the president by name, but said that the comments were divisive and disrespectful to the league. Dallas Cowboys owner and Trump supporter, Jerry Jones, initially stated that the organization would not be taking part in the anthem protest. By midday Monday, the tone in around the Cowboys locker room had changed. Read More »

Moore's path to victory in Alabama: God, guns and defiance


Moore's primary victory, running against a candidate endorsed by President Trump and the Republican establishment, provides a boost to the groups that pushed Moore across the finish line: Christian evangelicals and Republican nationalists like Breitbart chairman and former White House advisor Steve Bannon . Read More »

Minnesota National Guard members assisting in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands


Rich Kim , are in Puerto Rico and are coordinating with FEMA, the Puerto Rico National Guard , commonwealth leaders and other key response stakeholders, Davis said. "I don't want to mince words with this - this has been a catastrophic event", Rabin told reporters Thursday by phone from San Juan. "The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to meeting the needs of disaster survivors who seek temporary or permanent residence in MA by providing financial, housing, health care, jobs, and ... Read More »