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Lockheed's Troubled F-35 Grounded by Pentagon After First Crash

Lockheed's Troubled F-35 Grounded by Pentagon After First Crash Christopher Harrison, a U.S. Marine Corps spokesman. The engines of the aircraft will be checked for suspected faulty tubes and replacements made where necessary. " The primary goal following any mishap is the prevention of future incidents ", DellaVedova said. Planes known to have working fuel tubes installed will return to the skies. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un Invites the Pope to North Korea despite Christian Persecution

Kim Jong Un Invites the Pope to North Korea despite Christian Persecution In an interview granted to the Washington Post on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY last month, Kang said: "What we need to proceed with the South-North cooperation project as identified in the Panmunjom Declaration [issued after the April inter-Korean summit] means that sometimes we may need waivers on the sanctions, but getting waivers is very different from seeking a weakening of ... [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign aide sought manipulation plan from Israeli intel firm

Former Trump campaign aide sought manipulation plan from Israeli intel firm Ted Cruz of Texas, Trump's main opponent at the time , in order to sway 5,000 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Trump's favor. Another proposal offered opposition research about Hillary Clinton and people close to her. Gates had joined the Trump campaign days earlier with Paul Manafort , his longtime business partner, to try to prevent a revolt of Republican delegates fr... [Full Article...]

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire

Storm Callum to hit Pembrokeshire Official warnings will be issued in line with those forecasts, Ms Lowe added. Met √Čireann said strong winds associated with Storm Callum could reach speeds of between 110km/h and 130km/h. "High tides are also near their peak, heightening the risk of coastal impacts due to large waves". Power cuts, travel disruption and hard driving conditions are also predicted, with yellow weather warnings fo... [Full Article...]

The Best Man at Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's wedding is revealed

The Best Man at Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's wedding is revealed The princess is now ninth in line with Prince Charles , Prince William , Prince Harry , Prince George , Princess Charlotte , Prince Louis, her father Prince Andrew , and sister Princess Beatrice all coming before her. "We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24, and fell in love", Eugenie said in the couple's first interview with the BBC . While Harry and Meghan may have attracted celebrities... [Full Article...]

Nicondra: Tropical Storm In the Gulf of Mexico Likely

Nicondra: Tropical Storm In the Gulf of Mexico Likely In the Washington DC region we are expecting a plume of deep tropical moisture associated with Michael to enhance our threat of rain, showers & t-storms Thursday ahead of a cold front. For storm information specific to your area outside the United States, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK -- At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurric... [Full Article...]

Far from powerful: PH passport places 75th in power index

Far from powerful: PH passport places 75th in power index For each travel destination, if no visa is required for passport holders from a country or territory, then a score with value = 1 is created for that passport. The biggest mover since 2006 is the UAE, from 62nd place to 21st place. Thailand ended up at No.68 and China at No.71, with at the bottom Afghanistan and Iraq, with only 30 visa waivers each, the Liberty Times reported . [Full Article...]

Five killed in torrential rainstorms in Majorca

Five killed in torrential rainstorms in Majorca The British Foreign Office says it's investigating reports that a British couple are among those people who've been killed. Emergency services confirmed that there had been at least five deaths in total, adding that "several [people] are missing". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael enhances DC rain threat this week

For DC, although the current track keeps the center of Michael southeast of our area, it will still influence our weather. Many are located in the coastal town of Port St. "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky", Scott said in a news briefing . The Commodity Weather Group said on Sunday there might be some precautionary evacuation of oil rigs in the area affected by the st... [Full Article...]

Quake in Indonesia: the number of victims exceeded 1,640

Quake in Indonesia: the number of victims exceeded 1,640 The official death toll from last week's quake and the tsunami it triggered stands at 1,571, but it will certainly rise. . Hidayat was not on Sulawesi last on Friday when the 7.5 magnitude quake struck, triggering a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, which turns the ground into a roiling quagmire. [Full Article...]

Second Salisbury suspect unmasked - both alleged to work for Russia's secret service

Second Salisbury suspect unmasked - both alleged to work for Russia's secret service Bellingcat also said it had obtained a copy of Mishkin's passport and that a facial recognition analysis of the passport photograph showed it matched a photo of 'Petrov.' Russian officials have dismissed Bellingcat's previous reports, but have refused to engage with their substance. [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley 'quits' as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

Nikki Haley 'quits' as U.S. ambassador to United Nations Ms Haley indicated she did not where her next role would be, but ruled out running for the 2020 presidency. Haley, 46, was the senior most Indian-American official in the Trump administration. Her departure is being seen as a blow for the White House just weeks before the United States midterm election. He also said the pair had "solved a lot of problems". [Full Article...]

Turkey vows to prosecute all involved in Khashoggi's case 28min

Turkey vows to prosecute all involved in Khashoggi's case 28min Turkish investigators have hinted they know more about the disappearance than they have disclosed. Turkish officials have said they fear the columnist was killed at the premises. According to his fiancee Cengiz, Khashoggi had visited the consulate to receive an official document for his marriage. "The consulate officials can not save themselves by simply saying "he has left", Erdogan told a new... [Full Article...]

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley quits

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley quits UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time). Ms. Haley said she had no plans to run for President in 2020. "It has been an honor of a lifetime", Haley said of serving as United Nations ambassador. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-Un to Meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Kim Jong-Un to Meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Monday that Putin extended an invitation to Kim last month to visit Russia, and that Moscow is working on the details of where and when that meeting could happen. "Chairman Kim was very clear yesterday in our conversation about the things that we need to do between the United States and the DPRK", Pompeo described. [Full Article...]

Israel Soldiers Arrest Palestinian Activist, Dress Him as Israeli Soldier

Israel Soldiers Arrest Palestinian Activist, Dress Him as Israeli Soldier Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were shot to death in a recycling factory in the Barkan Industrial Park where Israelis and Palestinian Arabs work side by side. Nationalist Israelis reacted by kidnapping and killing Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem. The remainder were arrested in different cities throughout the Israeli-occupied West Bank. [Full Article...]

Limo in deadly NY crash failed inspection - Governor

Limo in deadly NY crash failed inspection - Governor The vehicle was reportedly owned by Prestige Limousine and Cuomo said the Excursion's driver didn't have a commercial driver's license with a passenger endorsement. "[The riders] did the responsible thing so they wouldn't have to drive anywhere". Valerie Abeling said her newlywed niece Erin McGowan, who died along with her husband Shane, sent a text about the state of the stretch limousine... [Full Article...]

More US cities ditch Columbus Day

More US cities ditch Columbus Day But this year , the explorer's namesake city in OH is saving a little money: Columbus has canceled its observation of Columbus Day altogether. Since it is a federal holiday , there is no mail on Columbus Day and post offices are closed. [Full Article...]

Several people injured in explosion at Oil Refinery in Eastern Canada - Owner

Nearby resident Bob McVicar posted on Facebook saying that it felt like a "bed-shaking explosion". "As an update on our Saint John refinery incident this morning, we now understand that all employees and contractors working on site have been safely accounted for". [Full Article...]

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel Economics Prize

Nordhaus' research focuses on global carbon taxes to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Romer, who is at the NYU Stern School of Business in NY, was honoured for his work on the role of technological change in economic growth. Many economists have since endorsed the concept of taxing carbon and using this financial lever to influence societal behavior. What other ways do you feel like the global ... [Full Article...]


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