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by | September 14, 2018 | 18:11

In August, George Washington University released a study estimating that 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria . As the southeastern USA coastal states now face a looming threat from fast-approaching Hurricane Florence, Trump has for days revisited the US government's performance in handling the aftermath of Maria's stunning blow to Puerto Rico and other hurricanes that hit the US mainland past year.

by | September 13, 2018 | 18:12

The president reasoned that the response to Hurricane Maria was a success because the power grid was damaged before the storm and Puerto Rico's geography made it especially hard to provide aid. "Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" he tweeted . The study, released last month, showed a much higher death toll than the initial estimate of 64 people.

by | September 13, 2018 | 18:01

Shortly later, Jaitley hit back and rejected Mallya's claim that the fugitive businessman met him before he left India two years ago. It should be found out. Whether it was - a casual meeting or a structured meeting. Clearly, Mallya was declared as a defaulter even then. CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Mallya's escape reconfirmed how Modi government "enables big defaulters to loot public money and scoot".

by | September 13, 2018 | 17:02

The announcement was expected on Monday. Last week, Trump ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid. This will clear the way for the Trump administration to formally abandon America's traditional role as an honest broker of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

by | September 11, 2018 | 08:12

At the moment, Florence, Hurricane Isaac, and Hurricane Helene are all swirling in different parts of the ocean at the peak of hurricane season . To the west, a tropical disturbance has developed over the northwest Caribbean Sea. The wild horses that make their homes on the coast of the Tar Heel state are staying put, and they might be better prepared to outlast a storm than anyone.

by | September 11, 2018 | 07:40

In the immediate aftermath of the result, many reactions therefore focused on whether the result was a breakthrough for the party, or whether it should rank as a disappointment given some polls during the campaign had put the Sweden Democrats as high as 25% of the vote, in first place ahead of the Social Democrats.

by | September 11, 2018 | 06:33

China has said that it is ready to retaliate with "necessary countermeasures" if President Donald Trump goes ahead with the tariff hike. "That totally changes the equation". Apple said the proposed tariffs would lead to lower US growth and competitiveness and higher prices for USA consumers. According to a report in The Verge, Apple asked that the USA revise its proposal and decline to place tariffs on the product categories that cover these devices.

by | September 10, 2018 | 13:17

Others associated with Trump's campaign, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, have accepted plea deals. Papadopoulos soon made contact with a mysterious Maltese academic, Joseph Mifsud. The young political operative maintains that he never alerted the Trump campaign about the Russian dirt.

by | September 10, 2018 | 12:57

With tensions once again on the rise, a parade featuring the very missiles that so unnerved Trump previous year, and led to a unsafe volley of insults from both leaders, could be seen as a deliberate provocation. Trump and Kim reached a vague agreement to work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but there has been little movement since and Trump has accused Beijing - North Korea's sole major ally - of complicating Washington's relationship with Pyongyang.

by | September 10, 2018 | 12:49

That viral sensation is Tyler Linfesty , 17, a Billings-area high-school student who said his moment in the spotlight came about entirely by chance. He told the Daily Beast that the woman told him, "I'm going to take your place now" before making him leave. Shortly afterward, his two friends were also removed.

by | September 10, 2018 | 12:11

Isaac was about 1305 miles (2100 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kmh) late Sunday. Cooper said the decision to put evacuation orders in place will be left up to local officials, who best know their communities and residents, but predicted that evacuation orders will likely be issued along the coast in the coming days.

by | September 10, 2018 | 10:34

United Nations India Thursday lauded the Supreme Court for striking down a "key component" of IPC's Section 377 which criminalises "specific sexual acts between adults" and said the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTI persons.

by | September 10, 2018 | 09:15

Dallas civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said that based on his conversations with officials, including Hall, there was enough evidence to arrest Guyger on suspicion of manslaughter . Texas law enforcement officials Sunday arrested a Dallas police officer in connection with a manslaughter warrant after she fatally shot one of her neighbors , a black man, in his apartment last week.

by | September 08, 2018 | 21:26

She will be placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation. Police say the officer, who has not yet been publicly identified, arrived at the downtown apartment complex after working her normal police shift and was still in full uniform upon entering the victim's apartment, which she thought was her own.

by | September 08, 2018 | 19:57

Moss said he thought Papadopoulos' remorse was genuine. However, reporting has suggested that he had been more involved with the campaign than the Trump team has let on. "But there is no doubt in my mind that the judge issued what he thought was a very fair sentence". The White House distanced itself from Papadopoulos, referring to his campaign role as nothing more than a low-level coffee boy, after his guilty plea.

by | September 07, 2018 | 13:13

The Taliban have announced that Jalauddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani militant group in Afghanistan , has died. The group, designated a terrorist organisation by the United States in 2012, has been blamed for spectacular attacks across Afghanistan.

by | September 07, 2018 | 12:18

Mueller told the president's legal team late last week in a letter that he would accept some of Trump's testimony in writing, according to a report from the New York Times . Trump's team has not yet responded to the offer. The White House Counsel's Office, led by attorney Emmet Flood, has been girding to fight a subpoena for Trump's testimony under oath.

by | September 07, 2018 | 11:44

The criminal complaint, filed in Los Angeles, alleges that the hackers committed several attacks from 2014 until 2018. "And it created indiscriminate malware that paralyzed computers and disrupted the delivery of medical care". Sometime later, the site vanished from the web. The malicious activities attributed to Park and his group include the cybertheft of $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank.

by | September 07, 2018 | 11:27

She invited United States companies to become active partners in India's efforts to promote the local defence industry. Pompeo and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met separately Thursday before joining top defense officials for talks.

by | September 06, 2018 | 02:30

Typhoon Jebi arrived in Osaka on Tuesday, and its fierce winds swept a product tanker into the bridge between the Kansai International Airport and the mainland. In all, at least 10 people were killed, and hundreds more injured by Typhoon Jebi as it smashed through the major manufacturing area around Osaka wrecking infrastructure and destroying homes.