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World Trump administration wants to tie Harvey relief money to debt ceiling
Author: 0 Trump administration wants to tie Harvey relief money to debt ceiling

During a visit to Texas on Saturday, President Trump said he hoped for a "quick process" to get Congress to approve a almost $8 billion in initial funding for Harvey victims. Democrats said there should be bipartisan talks on how to handle the debt ceiling and government spending bills. In an interview with a Milwaukee TV station that aired Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan did not address whether the two issues would be tied together, only expressing confidence that Congress will "step up" to ...

World Excellent, well thought out decision: Parrikar on Sitharaman's appointment as Defence Minister
Author: 0 Excellent, well thought out decision: Parrikar on Sitharaman's appointment as Defence Minister

Pradha, Goyal and Naqvi took the oath of office in Hindi while Sitharaman took the oath of office in English. "I am sure, now that I have an extremely competent successor in Nirmala Sitharaman, she will carry the road forward", he said . On the bilateral Japan tour of the Indian defence minister, Jaitley explained he would be leaving for the assignment on Sunday night because it was too late in the day to make logistic arrangement for the defence minister to travel to Tokyo on a Sunday.

World China starts radiation monitoring at North Korea border
Author: 0 China starts radiation monitoring at North Korea border

In addition, said Lassina Zerbo, executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the test "underlines yet again the urgent need for the worldwide community to act on putting in place a legally binding ban on nuclear testing once and for all".

World Boeing 747 SuperTanker fights California fire for 1st time
Author: 0 Boeing 747 SuperTanker fights California fire for 1st time

Meanwhile, another wildfire broke out on Friday, more than 400 miles south of the Ponderosa blaze, in a north Los Angeles neighborhood. "A campfire should never be left unattended and must be extinguished completely before everyone leaves".

World SC players celebrate with fans after beating NC State
Author: 0 SC players celebrate with fans after beating NC State

SC sophomore QB Jake Bentley completed 17-of-29 passes for 215 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 35-28 win over NC State. South Carolina: Bentley has been touted by some as a NFL-level quarterback and he displayed that promise on Saturday with some precise passes, none better than the 39-yard strike to Samuel.

World Houston mayor imposes nightly curfew after Harvey
Author: 0 Houston mayor imposes nightly curfew after Harvey

He first announced that it would begin at 10 p.m. [0200GMT] but subsequently said on Twitter that it would start later "to allow volunteers and others to do their great work". Some of them will be moved to a nearby basketball court and a concert hall. "We have thousands of people who are out of their homes, in shelters, waiting for water to subside", Turner told a press conference earlier.

World Dormitory fire kills seven girls in Kenya
Author: 0 Dormitory fire kills seven girls in Kenya

The Kenyan police did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i who is also acting Interior and National Co-ordination CS arrived at the scene to convey his condolences as well as those of Jubilee party presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta.

World Sitharaman becomes India's first full-time woman Defence Min
Author: 0 Sitharaman becomes India's first full-time woman Defence Min

To a question on the ministers who had put in their papers, he said, "All party members can not be in the govenrment.they will certainly work in their region and also do party work". "Demolition Man" K.J. Alphons has been made MOS with independent charge in Tourism and Electronics and IT ministries. After being included in the BJP government, she is seen to have grown into her role of Commerce minister.

World Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey
Author: 0 Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey

Instead of using the directive Miller penned, a separate letter written by Rosenstein and focused on Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server was sent to the FBI director when he was dismissed. The draft was also reportedly concerned with Comey's refusal to publicly declare that Trump himself was not under investigation. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had been investigating.

World Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall
Author: 0 Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall

The Justice Department and congressional committees are investigating possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian government officials. Finland recently inherited chairmanship of the advisory Arctic Council from the United States. Asked about Mexico paying for the wall, Bossert said the initial focus is on getting an appropriation to build the barrier.

World Rain from Harvey to hit MA this weekend
Author: 0 Rain from Harvey to hit MA this weekend

Harvey looks like he will be out of here just in time to say an unofficial goodbye this weekend to Summer 2017. The National Weather Service said Wednesday that the storm's remnants could combine with a cold front from Canada, likely bringing rain late Saturday into Sunday morning.

World Body of missing Temple University student found
Author: 0 Body of missing Temple University student found

Police are searching for Jenna Burleigh, 22, a commuter student from Harleysville in Montgomery County. Hupperterz had assistance from other people who have spoken with police, Ryan said. Police haven't released the circumstances or cause of Ms Burleigh's death but say the murder does not appear to be premeditated. "This is early", Ross said.

World Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged conspiracy
Author: 0 Cambodian opposition leader arrested for alleged conspiracy

In a statement, Hun Sen's government alleged "a secret plan of conspiracy between Kem Sokha, his group, and foreigners that harms Cambodia". Hun Sen was quoted as telling a group of garment factory workers that the "third party" behind the plot was the same as that behind a 1973 coup that is widely believed to have had USA support.

World No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped: Justice Department
Author: 0 No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped: Justice Department

It speaks volumes about Trump's mental state that he publicly proclaimed that former President Obama wiretapped him only to have his own Justice Department admit that there is zero evidence that Federal Bureau of Investigation ever wiretapped Trump Tower.

World Unexploded WW-II bomb found in Frankfurt, 65000 residents evacuated
Author: 0 Unexploded WW-II bomb found in Frankfurt, 65000 residents evacuated

The bomb was found last week in the city's leafy Westend suburb, where many wealthy bankers live, and the evacuation area included the country's central bank where $70 billion in gold reserves are stored. Emergency crews had earlier evacuated babies and intensive care patients from two hospitals. A police auto next to a blue tent covering a British World War II bomb in Frankfurt.

World Hurricane Katrina evacuee hopes people of Houston are treated better
Author: 0 Hurricane Katrina evacuee hopes people of Houston are treated better

Williams said she had been trapped in her auto on the Houston Ship Channel bridge on Saturday before she was rescued by a man in a truck. The event was marked by Trump's impromptu speech to supporters outside a Corpus Christi firehouse - "What a crowd, what a turnout", he said - instead of images of the president consoling victims or walking among the damage caused by the storm.

World Fognini kicked out of US Open over umpire remarks
Author: 0 Fognini kicked out of US Open over umpire remarks

Open doubles tournament Saturday and faces a possible permanent ban from all Grand Slam events after vulgarly insulting the chair umpire during his first-round loss in singles. 26 made obscene remarks to umpire Louise Engzelle, who reported Fognini after he called her, in Italian, "troia" and "bocchinara" - which translate as "whore" and "cocksucker".

World White House vows quick action as Harvey aid estimates soar
Author: 0 White House vows quick action as Harvey aid estimates soar

As the motorcade left the airport it passed a church where people were gathered with signs reading "we love Trump" and "Texans love stilettos". Some conservatives, who in the past have demanded spending reductions in exchange for emergency disaster aid, say they're willing to forgo the cuts this time.

World Woman Defence Minister biggest signs of women empowerment: Randeep Hooda
Author: 0 Woman Defence Minister biggest signs of women empowerment: Randeep Hooda

The Cabinet reshuffle was imminent as many key portfolios were lying vacant and the existing ministers were handling additional charges. Before being elevated as Defence Minister, she was charge of minister of state of commerce. A low-profile worker, he is also seen to have succeeded in keeping the oil ministry clean of lobbies that have always blighted it. Nirmala Sitharaman , who was promoted to the cabinet rank, is India's new defence minister.

World Britain's May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears
Author: 0 Britain's May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

In a series of TV interviews during a visit to Japan, the prime minister claimed she was "not a quitter" . Speaking on the first day of a three-day diplomatic trip to Japan, Mrs May said she was aware of the rumours that she could be replaced as the leader of the Conservative Party.

World Japan government confirms N.Korea conducted nuclear test
Author: 0 Japan government confirms N.Korea conducted nuclear test

In January 2016, North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, its fourth test of an atomic device, but Western experts doubted it had the power of a hydrogen nuclear explosion. North Korea is thought to have a growing arsenal of nuclear bombs and has spent decades trying to flawless a multistage, long-range missile to eventually carry smaller versions of those bombs.

World Russian Federation calls in USA diplomat to protest alleged office search
Author: 0 Russian Federation calls in USA diplomat to protest alleged office search

A senior State Department official disputed the claims that the USA acted illegally or improperly, and said the State Department can confirm Russian Federation complied with the order to vacate the premises. The State Department declined to answer additional questions about whether the premises might be searched for intelligence-gathering purposes now that the Russians have left.

World Four Reasons Why North Korea is Still Launching Its Missiles
Author: 0 Four Reasons Why North Korea is Still Launching Its Missiles

North Korea has "further upgraded its technical performance at a higher ultra-modern level on the basis of previous successes made in the first H-bomb test", the KCNA said. Hours after the North's announcement, the White House said in a statement that President Trump had discussed "the growing threat from North Korea" with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan .