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Concerns growing over US-North Korea relations

According to Reuters, a Russian company began routing North Korean internet traffic this month, giving Pyongyang a second connection with the outside world besides China . "The two of us have also maintained a good working relationship and personal friendship", Xi said in comments in front of reporters. " Donald Trump didn't say that!" There are mixed signals from the current administration regarding what diplomatic strategies it's deploying with North Korea . Read More »

World's largest gun show will go on as planned in Las Vegas

Reports following the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday prove that the tragic incident is the deadliest attack in the recent years. "How many more dead bodies will it take to wake up this Congress? " asked Rep. That's the same NRA that is helping to push the Orwellian-named "Hearing Protection Act" that would make silencers readily available again. "That bill is not scheduled now, I don't know when it's going to be scheduled", House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said . Read More »

Las Vegas shooting leaves GOP-backed gun bills in limbo


Since then, Republicans have won control of the Senate, expanded their House majority, and won the White House - a political reality that has bolstered the GOP argument that tougher gun laws are not a solution to the nation's familiar problem of mass shootings, as well as efforts to ease gun restrictions. Read More »

GM, Ford report rises in September US market sales


About 185,475 shares traded. Iat Reinsurance Com has invested 0.35% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). It has underperformed by 8.78% the S&P500. Automakers sold 187,266 new vehicles in Canada in September, good for a 7.7 percent increase from the same month past year. Seaport Global has "Buy" rating and $42 target. Read More »

Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted voters in Michigan, Wisconsin during presidential election


Twitter said the Russian-backed news site RT, which a USA intelligence report said aimed to meddle in the election, . It said that 44% of the ads surfaced before the U.S. However, then both the company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to back their revelations with any solid evidence proving such Russian intervention, saying that they are "limited" in what they can share publicly about the findings. Read More »

Las Vegas Massacre Raises Questions About Automatic Weapons 09:51 Download


Some of the rifles had scopes. A search of his auto turned up what police believed was bomb-making equipment. Still, the investigation is fast-moving and fluid as, four hours later, the gun count increased. "There's no political affiliation that we know of". "He was able to provide additional information to the police on exactly which room we were looking at", McMahill said. Read More »

Why do we allow politicians to shush us on the gun debate?


When it did, NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre blamed violence in video games and suggested more guns would prevent such events. Clinton criticized the Trump administration, for example, for repealing an Obama-era regulation that stopped certain people with a background of mental illness from obtaining firearms. Read More »

Former Equifax CEO Apologizes for Massive Data Breach


Smith said the breach was the result of both "human error and technology errors", admitting the company failed to apply critical software patches in March. Companies that make money from a treasure trove of private consumer data should be held accountable for security breaches, through fines, hefty payments to consumers, executive pay cuts or clawbacks and regulatory oversight. Read More »

Court falling into political thicket — George Will


It is instructive that the phrase " partisan gerrymandering " - the drawing of district lines by one party to disadvantage the other - is a redundancy. In their brief, they noted that thousands of individuals are held beyond six months, one year on average, and hundreds for more than two years. Critics say arbitration - particularly when it includes a ban on class actions - can strip litigants of important rights and make small claims all but impossible to press. Read More »

Catalan government says voters may use any polling station in referendum


The ballot has been blocked by Spain's Constitutional Court and Madrid for being at odds with the 1978 constitution so will have no legal status. Catalonia is one of the wealthiest regions in Spain. The Catalan government claimed a further 700,000 people were prevented from voting. Spain's interior ministry said at least 11 police officers were also hurt in clashes with protesters and three people were arrested. Read More »

Trump blasts Puerto Rican mayor for 'poor leadership' in hurricane relief crisis

The president's first public response to Hurricane Maria came in a series of tweets in which he focused on the island's weak infrastructure and economy five days after the storm hit. - Officers from the St. Paul Police Department are no longer headed to provide aid on the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico, according to a release Sunday. Read More »

Stampede in Mumbai's Elphinstone Road Railway Station kills 22


Another Sena MP, Rahul Shewale, said he wrote to former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in April 2015 demanding that the width of the overbridge where the stampede occurred should be widened for commuters' safety. In 2016, some 3,400 people died either from falling off the trains or while crossing the tracks. Top officials of the Western Railway, Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) have rushed to the spot to carry out investigations and rescue and relief work. Read More »

Iranian, Iraqi government forces to hold joint border drills


Baghdad has steadily pushed back against the vote. Iran and Iraq's central government in Baghdad have also have expressed alarm over the referendum last Monday, and have refused to recognise its validity. Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker Xuan Davoudi has in an article termed the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) as the main loser of the referendum held on the secession of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, reports the Persian-language Entekhab website. Read More »

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott 'not paying attention' to Donald Trump


The fake picture duped commenters who claimed that professional athletes are showing disrespect to the flag, veterans, and the country. Ingram was among 10 Saints players who sat on the bench during the anthem before their win over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday on a day of unprecedented protests among National Football League players in response to comments by President Donald Trump . Read More »

Fensom storms in to first NRL grand final


Dale Finucane restored his team's advantage in the 64th minute and from there the Storm were never threatened as they avenged last year's grand final loss to Cronulla. As we saw in the preliminary final, Addo-Carr can change a game with a single touch and if he gets some clean ball and a bit of space you can forget about it. Read More »

Louisville places Rick Pitino, athletic director Tom Jurich on unpaid administrative leave


Since the contents of the investigation were made public, Louisville has lost commitments from 2018 5-star recruit Anfernee Simons and 4-star guard Courtney Ramey . "They've given us enough information that we can make that determination". Padgett joined Pitino's staff in the spring of 2014 and was originally set to serve as assistant video coordinator, but was promoted to DBO after Andre McGee left for an assistant coach job at Missouri-Kansas City. Read More »

Trump's pick for Republican senator loses to populist ex-judge


Roy Moore's victory in the Alabama Senate primary is provoking fears in the halls of the Capitol, with Republicans openly anxious that Moore's slash-and-burn politics could have broader implications in 2018 and beyond. "And I'll be honest, I might have made a mistake". Alabama is so Republican that Moore has a distinct advantage in the general election, but Democratic National Committee Associate Chair and Counselor Jaime Harrison said that Moore "has demonstrated time and again ... Read More »

North Korea feels threatened by us, by Barbara Hull Richardson


The US President, during these summits, will have the opportunity to bolster allied resolve for "complete denuclearization" of North Korea . North Korea has often marked significant events on its calendar by conducting weapons tests, such as its fifth nuclear test past year on September 9, its founding anniversary. Read More »

Catalan independence referendum: Police occupy voting stations and Barcelona communication hub


Opinion polls show Catalans are split on the issue of independence, but a large majority want to vote in a legitimate referendum to settle the matter. However, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont yesterday said that the referendum would go ahead regardless. Sounds familiar? That night, separatists promised to hold an independence referendum and proclaim the independence if they won it. Read More »

US Supreme Court will hear public sector dues case


American Federation, a case that could permanently hobble public-sector unions in the United States. In the 1970s, the Supreme Court in a case called Abood said opponents of unions don't have to pay the purely political part of union dues, but do have to continue paying the "fair share" portion. Read More »

Spanish police to take over Catalan polling stations to thwart independence vote


When asked by Anadolu Agency: "On a scale of one to 10, how optimistic are you that a vote will happen, and if that vote happens, and "yes" wins, that Catalonia will declare independence? ". The region's most recent push for independence however, dates back to 2012 and the depths of the Eurozone debt crisis. He said that he doesn't expect violence, because "it's not in the Catalan DNA to use violence to solve political problems". Read More »

Kurdish referendum: United Nations offers to help resolve Iraqi Kurds' independence crisis


Speaking in the central Turkish province of Corum, Yildirim said Turkey, Iran and Iraq were doing their best to overcome the crisis caused by the referendum with the minimum damage. A ban on global flights into Iraq's Kurdish region was being imposed on Friday after the Baghdad government retaliated against a vote for independence that has drawn opposition from foreign powers. Read More »

Turkey wants summit with Iran and Iraq after Kurd vote: PM Yildirim


The moves came in retaliation to the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq's Kurdish region on Monday. The Kurdistan government has said they were pushed to stage the independence referendum after the central government violated at least one third of the Iraqi constitution, including Article 140 that concerns the fate of the disputed or Kurdistani areas such as the oil-rich and multi-ethnic Kirkuk province. Read More »