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Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea

Putin opposes tougher sanctions against N. Korea The new draft United Nations resolution would ban exports of crude oil, condensate, refined petroleum products, and natural gas liquids to North Korea . China and Russian Federation have advocated a " freeze for freeze " plan, where the United States and South Korea stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programmes, but neither side is willing to budge. [Full Article...]

China Agrees UN Action, and Talk, Needed to End North Korea Crisis

China Agrees UN Action, and Talk, Needed to End North Korea Crisis Trump noted China's "essential role" and pledged more communication with China "to find a solution as early as possible", Xinhua reported. "Asked if he is considering military action, he replied, "We'll see what happens". The change of tone followed several tweets by the United States president over the summer that warned of "fire and fury" if North Korea continued tests. [Full Article...]

Code from Google APK indicates Next Android Version Might be Android 8.1

Code from Google APK indicates Next Android Version Might be Android 8.1 If you're wondering when 8.1 will hit, remember that in 2016 Android 7.1 debuted with the Pixels only a couple of months or so after 7.0 updates started going out. And if anyone from OnePlus is reading this: we know you didn't want the public to know about this, but well done regardless. Some of the other users on the website have pointed out that the Android 8.0 Oreo update causes the "mobile d... [Full Article...]

Mumbai building fire kills six

Mumbai building fire kills six All the casualties of the fire are labourers from West Bengal who were working in the construction of the building. Later, the fire brigade team took out seven more persons and rushed all the victims to hospital. Eighteen people were hurt in the blast, local government official Tanaji Kamble said, twelve of them critically. Chief Fire Officer P S Rahanhdale said, "Charred bodies of five persons ... [Full Article...]

Paolo Duterte's lawyer: We will not play Trillanes' game

Paolo Duterte's lawyer: We will not play Trillanes' game Carpio, the husband of Sara Duterte, now the Davao City mayor, said he and his brother-in-law "have been publicly crucified based on rumours and gossips". "Even he were a lowly vice mayor, if he were not the son of the President, no one would have minded him", Madrid said. During the hearing, Trillanes presented photos taken from social media of Dong and the younger Duterte together to point... [Full Article...]

S.Korea's Moon discusses "unpredictable" N.Korea situation with Putin

S.Korea's Moon discusses He tweeted that South Korea's talk of "appeasement" with North Korea wouldn't work because "they only understand one thing!" Kim Jong Un's determination to gain worldwide recognition as a nuclear power apparently led him to brush aside a USA offer of dialogue, which Washington had hoped might nudge Pyongyang toward abandoning its nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Mortgage Rates Continues to Drop along with the Odds of a Hike

Mortgage Rates Continues to Drop along with the Odds of a Hike The average fee for a 30-year mortgage was unchanged from last week at 0.5 point. Bank of Queensland followed suit by cutting its rate by 10 basis points to 3.79%. 10 year ARM loans are available starting at 3.625% now with an April of 3.857%. The only rate that is lower is the 3.39% rate offered by My Credit Union's one-year introductory product. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Jose expected to become hurricane late Wednesday

Tropical Storm Jose expected to become hurricane late Wednesday It's now a Category 2 storm , according to the NHC . Hurricane Irma , one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century and a Category 5, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday and is on a collision course with Florida. All three of these storms are a sign it's peak hurricane season. A hurricane watch was issued for Antigua and Barbuda, devastated by Irma on Tuesday night and Wednesday... [Full Article...]

Ivanka asked, 'Daddy, can I come with you?'

Ivanka asked, 'Daddy, can I come with you?' A recent Vanity Fair profile of the president's daughter reported that in order to save face, "Ivanka later tried to distance herself from her own efforts on climate change", centering her energies on less consequential efforts. Stephen Colbert's not down with " Daddy " Trump. (The Republicans wanted 18, to punt the issue beyond next year's midterm elections.) While Republican leaders stood "... [Full Article...]

Explosive used by IS found in France apartment

Explosive used by IS found in France apartment Gas bottles and other components were found in the suburb of Villejulf, which could be used to make TATP explosives. Two people were arrested by French police on Wednesday after officers discovered materials which could be used to make explosives in an apartment in Villejuif, a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris . [Full Article...]

Second round of NAFTA negotiations concludes in Mexico

Second round of NAFTA negotiations concludes in Mexico At the start of the first round of talks on August 16, Lighthizer said he wanted to increase North American content for autos with a USA -specific component. An initial draft of the trilateral statement seen by Reuters said the three nations were "fully committed to the negotiation of a new NAFTA" and would "join forces in facing the challenges of worldwide competition". [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. Meeting With Senate Panel Investigating Russian Meddling

Trump Jr. Meeting With Senate Panel Investigating Russian Meddling Eastern time , according to CNN . The Senate Intelligence Committee and its House counterpart are both conducting inquiries into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, while special counsel Robert Mueller is overseeing the FBI's probe. [Full Article...]

DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement

DeVos expected to share plans on Title IX enforcement Before DeVos's speech, she said any rollback of the 2011 guidelines would be a slap in the face to sexual assault survivors, discouraging them from reporting assault. DeVos makes clear that "acts of sexual misconduct are reprehensible, disgusting, and unacceptable". In July, Candice Jackson, the head of the department's civil right's office, came under fire for saying investigation processes... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis gets spirited, musical welcome to Colombia

Pope Francis gets spirited, musical welcome to Colombia Francis called ahead of his trip for a "stable and lasting peace" in Colombia. Pope Francis is urging young Colombians to take the lead in promoting forgiveness to help their country heal from a half-century of armed rebellion, saying youngsters more than adults are able to "leave behind what has hurt us and look to the future without the burden of hatred". [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also came in a huge box!

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also came in a huge box! Granted, it took some time for the problem to emerge previous year, but we're hopeful that the Note 8 will survive for the long haul and reestablish Samsung's stylus-centric, super-sized smartphone line. So, it seems that most preorder customers will likely get the handset before September 15. The device launched into the mid-range smartphone segment, with the usual metal-unibody design in... [Full Article...]

Virginia Students Out-Perform on ACT College-Readiness Test

Virginia Students Out-Perform on ACT College-Readiness Test ACT gauges readiness by whether students hit benchmark scores in the four subject areas. An estimated 29 percent of 2017 Virginia graduates - including private and home-schooled students - took the ACT. Maria Markham. It is important to note that performance on the ACT exam is not the only predictor of educational success. That compares with 54% for test takers who didn't mark that they had these ... [Full Article...]

A foreign entity has breached the USA power grid

A foreign entity has breached the USA power grid In December 2016, during the freezing northern winter in Ukraine, the national power grid crashed after a cyber attack by suspected Kremlin-backed hackers. "The emails contained very specific content related to the energy sector, as well as some related to general business concerns". According to the security firm, the hackers are using a variety of methods to gain access to energy plant n... [Full Article...]

Born Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter leaving the magazine

Born Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter leaving the magazine No replacement for Carter has been named just yet, but Janice Min of The Hollywood Reporter and Adam Moss of NY were both mentioned by the Times as possible replacements. Trump redeemed a check for 13 cents . Starting as editor-in-chief in 1992, Carter headed the magazine through some of its most renowned stories, including the unmasking of "Deep Throat", The Washington Post's ano... [Full Article...]

NASA captures images of high intensity solar flares

NASA captures images of high intensity solar flares It's hard to understand how much larger the sun is than the Earth. These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, Global Positioning System and power grids by reaching the upper earth atmosphere, were detected and captured by the US Space Agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches

SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches Last time the X-37B flew, it stayed in orbit for 718 days before landing at Kennedy Space Center in May . In yet another milestone in its efforts to reuse the spaceplane, the Elon Musk company SpaceX today launched Falcon 9 rocket for the U.S. [Full Article...]


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