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Crude oil rallies amid talk of OPEC production cut deal extension

Crude oil rallies amid talk of OPEC production cut deal extension OPEC and non-OPEC producers reached an agreement in December 2016 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices. United States energy firms cut the number of oil rigs operating for a third week in a row as a 14-month drilling recovery stalled as companies pared back on spending plans when crude prices were softer. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump to visit MI for STEM education funding announcement

Ivanka Trump to visit MI for STEM education funding announcement This funding push is vitally needed because according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, only 10 percent of schools nationwide offer computer science or programming courses. Trump, who was recently outed for using a person email account to do government business (sound familiar, Republicans?), will be in Detroit to speak at an event with none other than Trump donor... [Full Article...]

Another family sues Hollywood nursing home after 11 deaths

Another family sues Hollywood nursing home after 11 deaths He also did not say if the voicemails were deleted before or after people started dying at the home where frail patients baked to death. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills said it tried to call the governor's office repeatedly after the facility lost power and circumstances became risky, with hot temperatures inside the nursing home ultimately killing several patients inside. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: US Secretary of State has no plans to resign

Tillerson: US Secretary of State has no plans to resign Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "being tested" by the strongest sanctions ever put in place by the US and the global community. "Here we are again". Thousands of U.S. soldiers are stationed in South Korea and Japan. While Tillerson has repeatedly called for peaceful negotiations - without much obvious progress towards them-Haley has been rallying support fo... [Full Article...]

Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile

Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in NY, where US President Donald Trump again accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a "rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos". [Full Article...]

Other Views: Trump UN speech rattled - but it also reinforced

Other Views: Trump UN speech rattled - but it also reinforced President Donald Trump used the occasion to renew his criticism against the nuclear deal . Tehran says its missiles are only a conventional deterrent in the face of unrelenting threats by hostile states, particularly the U.S., making it clear that it is entitled to bolster defense capabilities, including its missile arsenal, to smash the evil designs of any potential aggressor. [Full Article...]

Mexico quake death toll rises to 318

Mexico quake death toll rises to 318 That included 43-year-old Syntia Pereda, who was at the bedside of her sleeping boyfriend. The quake was Mexico's deadliest in 32 years. But after two years of enduring verbal abuse just because we were born on the southern side of a border, I could not help but get emotional when I saw the unity in my country. [Full Article...]

Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it

Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it Fix it, or nix it", Netanyahu said in his United Nations speech, saying the most important change was to eliminate the "sunset" clauses . In contrast, French President Emmanuel Macron praised the agreement during his speech and said it was inconceivable to abandon it. [Full Article...]

What's the best landing spot for D-Wade?

What's the best landing spot for D-Wade? According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , Wade is giving up about $8 million of his $23.8 million contract for next season. A source close to LeBron James believes the Cavs will sign Dwyane Wade , who was bought out by the Chicago Bulls last night. [Full Article...]

Target sets $11 wages, aims for $15 minimum by 2020

Target sets $11 wages, aims for $15 minimum by 2020 Target announced Monday that it will be increasing its minimum wage to $11 per hour for all hourly employees in the USA with a goal to paying $15 per hour by the end of 2020. The current federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 an hour. This is a tough year for the retailers. The new $11 an hour rate exceeds every state except MA and Washington, which both have an $11 hourly minimum, as well as t... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation warns it'll hit back if fired on in Syria

Russian Federation warns it'll hit back if fired on in Syria Sillo said Syrian fighters marched toward the field from the nearby village of Khsham under the cover of airstrikes by the US -led coalition. In Deir al-Zor, Islamic State is battling two separate offensives, one launched by the SDF and the other by the Syrian army and its allies. [Full Article...]

Quake of magnitude 3.4 detected near North Korea's nuclear test site

Quake of magnitude 3.4 detected near North Korea's nuclear test site The dispatch was unusual in that it was written in the first person, albeit filtered through the North's state media, which are part of propaganda efforts meant to glorify Kim . "It is truly terrifying if something goes wrong". Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that under the new executive order , any person or company anywhere in the world who is caught doing business with North Korea ... [Full Article...]

Natural quake detected near NK's nuke test site: S. Korean agency

Natural quake detected near NK's nuke test site: S. Korean agency From left, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. North Korea's top diplomat, Ri Yong-ho, who is in NY for the UN General Assembly, was asked about Kim's statement. The comments are the first official response to the American president's speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, in which he said he was ready to "totally destroy North Korea" if necessary. [Full Article...]

1 dead, 7 victims hurt in church shooting

1 dead, 7 victims hurt in church shooting Nashville fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant tells the Tennessean newspaper that the wounded were being transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. All but one victim are over the age of 60. One man who confronted the shooter while inside the church was violently pistol whipped, Aaron said. Burnette Chapel Church of Christ is located on Pin Hook Rd.in the Antioch area. [Full Article...]

McCain will not support proposal to repeal Obamacare

McCain will not support proposal to repeal Obamacare Senator Susan Collins of ME told CNN she was not ready to declare with certainty that she would vote against the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, and wanted to wait for an assessment of the Republican proposal that the independent Congressional Budget Office is expected to release Monday. [Full Article...]

Fears of NUCLEAR EXPLOSION as North Korea hit by huge natural disaster

Fears of NUCLEAR EXPLOSION as North Korea hit by huge natural disaster Frustrated that China had not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration considered new sanctions in July on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang, two senior USA officials told Reuters . Kim responded in a statement, calling Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard" and said "a frightened dog barks louder". "As such, we refuse to handle any business con... [Full Article...]

North Korean leader: Trump is 'mentally deranged'

He offered more vitriol for Trump, saying he was "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician". The natural disaster, which South Korea put at magnitude 3.0, was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea's known Punggyeri nuclear site is located, the official ... [Full Article...]

Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey

Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey A statement issued after the meeting said Turkey reserved its rights originating from global conventions. The Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum will have serious consequences and trigger fresh crises in the region, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın said on September 23, APA reported citing Hurriyet Daily News. [Full Article...]

Austria may boycott South Korean Olympics over security fears

Austria may boycott South Korean Olympics over security fears The competition will be held February 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea-just 50 miles (80 km) from the North Korean border . The French Olympic and Sport Committee (CNOSF) has today moved to reaffirm that the IOC is following the situation in South Korea "very closely" and regularly informing National Olympic Committees. [Full Article...]

India attack kills six Pakistanis in Kashmir

India attack kills six Pakistanis in Kashmir They are on a slippery slope in bilateral relations with the United States, with the Trump administration seeing eye-to-eye with India on cross-border terrorism perpetrated by Pakistan and agreeing with its long, nefarious history of launching and funding disruptive organizations in India. [Full Article...]


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