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Spain : Country could top Greece in migrant sea arrivals - IOM

Spain : Country could top Greece in migrant sea arrivals - IOM Greece , meanwhile, has had just over 12,000 migrant sea arrivals in 2017, a huge drop from the 160,000 seen at the same point in 2016. "It's possible that Spain will outperform Greece this year", Millman said. "Otero noted that Spain was capable of welcoming more refugees, adding that it could offer legal alternative ways to reach the country, such as humanitarian or student visas, adding t... [Full Article...]

Even if sanctions bite, will North Korea give up its nukes?

Even if sanctions bite, will North Korea give up its nukes? Wang said that apart from the new sanctions, the resolution also made clear that the six party talks process, a stalled dialogue mechanism with North Korea that also includes Russian Federation and Japan , should be restarted. Since Saturday's U.N. Security Council vote, Washington has put Beijing in particular on notice that it's watching closely to ensure China doesn't repeat its pattern of... [Full Article...]

Kenya election commission: Kenyatta victor of presidential ballot

Kenya election commission: Kenyatta victor of presidential ballot Top NASA official James Orengo denounced the counting process as "an entire charade, this is a disaster". The IEBC said earlier this week that a hacking attempt had been made but that its system was not compromised. "Now I'm anxious. At first we thought it was fair, but it has been revealed that some shoddy things have happened". "You do not just hold an election for the sake of it. [Full Article...]

Abella: Plans in place if North Korea strikes near Guam

Abella: Plans in place if North Korea strikes near Guam A social media post stating a commanding officer briefed military personnel on a North Korea missile attack is false. "Some people think this is another one of the threats by North Korea and are not taking it very seriously", Analista said in a phone interview with DZMM on Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

Armed police descend on hotel in Salford after child hit by vehicle

Armed police descend on hotel in Salford after child hit by vehicle Armed police reportedly entered the building at around 9:30pm local time, The Manchester Evening News reported, citing witnesses. Reports say a number of eyewitnesses heard loud screams in the area before police and rescue services arrived at the scene. [Full Article...]

Hospital's emergency department evacuated over unknown odor

Hospital's emergency department evacuated over unknown odor Debra Vasapolli, director of Community Relations, said staff in the inpatient OR started experiencing for symptoms of dizziness, nausea and vomiting around 8:30 a.m. She said approximately 19 staff members were affected. Patients and other staff members in the hospital's operating room later became ill, she said. [Full Article...]

Severe thunderstorm watch (again)

Severe thunderstorm watch (again) The high temperature on Saturday is expected to be 82, when afternoon rain and thunderstorms are expected. Hail damage to vehicles is expected, along with wind damage to roofs, siding and trees. Residents are asked to follow all instructions from emergency services officials and signs to keep lanes clear for emergency vehicles. The watch was issued at about 2:45 p.m. [Full Article...]

CNN fires Jeffrey Lord over what it calls a 'Nazi salute'

CNN fires Jeffrey Lord over what it calls a 'Nazi salute' I respectfully disagree". A few hours prior to CNN's announcement, Carusone tweeted a statement to ask CNN to stop giving Lord a "free pass". Another pro-Trump pundit, Kayleigh McEnany , announced her departure from CNN on Saturday to take a position as spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. [Full Article...]

Scientists have named the warmest year on record

Scientists have named the warmest year on record The policies, which were announced in February on the heels of Donald Trump's inauguration, also dovetailed with a memo by the head of NRCS James Bramblett to his staff acknowledging that the priorities of the former president, wasn't in sync with that of the Trump administration's views on whether climate change existed. [Full Article...]

KENYA: Deadly violence as opposition claims 'vote fraud'

KENYA: Deadly violence as opposition claims 'vote fraud' Although limited irregularities have been reported , there are no indications that the election was rigged . Nearly 19.6 million Kenyans went to vote in the presidential poll, resulting in large queues forming outside voting stations throughout the day. [Full Article...]

Syrian army closes in on IS-held town in Raqqa

Syrian army closes in on IS-held town in Raqqa In a short statement on its official Twitter account, the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish, Arab and Assyrian fighters led by the Kurdish YPG group, said IS militants are besieged in the "last few areas they are still holding in Raqqa". International Organization for Migration spokeswoman Olivia Headon said the 602,759 returns between January and July was on track to surpass the figure of 685,000 retur... [Full Article...]

U.S. calls Putin visit to Georgia separatist region 'inappropriate'

U.S. calls Putin visit to Georgia separatist region 'inappropriate' According to him, promising that Georgia would one day become a member of the alliance alarmed Moscow and gave false encouragement to the Georgian government. Russian Federation has moved to effectively incorporate the regions in its own military command, which Georgia considers another step in an ongoing occupation of its territory. [Full Article...]

Trump admin speaking in one voice on N Korea threat: State Dept

Trump admin speaking in one voice on N Korea threat: State Dept Before he got a chance to ask Mitchell a question, Trump's gaggle with pool reporters aired. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that the North Korean regime should cease any consideration of actions that would "lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people". [Full Article...]

Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) Given "Buy" Rating at Drexel Hamilton

Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) Given Snap's loss widened to $443 million, compared to $115.9 million in the same period past year. But it wasn't all bad news. Investors in Facebook , Twitter and now Snap care tremendously about user growth. Recent options transactions imply traders expect a 15 percent one-day swing for the stock in either direction following the quarterly results. Snapchat opens directly into the Camera, help... [Full Article...]

Sharif Rallies Crowds En Route to Lahore

Sharif Rallies Crowds En Route to Lahore Sharif said in his Gujrat speech he would personally visit the boy's home "and try to help his family for life". Sharif, also nicknamed the Lion of Punjab, addressed the crowd from a makeshift stage behind bulletproof glass, his voice hoarse but bold as he insisted his conscience was "clean". [Full Article...]

Giant, inflatable 'Trump chicken' roosts behind White House

Giant, inflatable 'Trump chicken' roosts behind White House Manning says it gets worse, claiming that Rice has encouraged McMaster to "purge" people from the NSC who are affiliated with Trump advisor Steve Bannon . But fans can take heart-Brar is already masterminding another public appearance for the chicken, this one even more ambitious that Wednesday's stunt. [Full Article...]

1 magnitude quake hits Philippine

1 magnitude quake hits Philippine A rescue official at the town closest to the epicentre also reported no damage or casualties. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology did not issue any tsunami warning and said that it expected aftershocks. The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. A magnitude 6.2 quake struck the Philippi... [Full Article...]

'Meeting 7.5% GDP growth a challenge'

'Meeting 7.5% GDP growth a challenge' The survey has also pointed out that during 2016-17, freight earnings at Rs 1, 04,339 crore, registered a negative growth of 4.5% over 2015-16. Citing deflationary impulses, it stressed that farm revenues, decline in non-cereal food prices, loan waivers, fiscal tightening and declining profitability in the power and telecom sectors are weighing on the economy. [Full Article...]

Riz Ahmed in Talks for Sony's 'Venom'

Riz Ahmed in Talks for Sony's 'Venom' With the success of revived Spider-Man franchise with Tom Holland , Sony Pictures is aiming to build its own extended universe. Tom Hardy will play the titular symbiont and marvel character. It'll be Ahmed's first foray into the superhero universe, although he does have big-budget franchise experience after appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story previous year. [Full Article...]

President Trump more popular than Congress

President Trump more popular than Congress Designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation, the poll was conducted from August 1 - 6 among a nationally representative random digit dial telephone sample of 1,211 adults. In St. Petersburg, where polling shows former Mayor Rick Baker leading current Mayor Rick Kriseman , the Florida Democratic Party this week began airing TV spots that put Baker, w... [Full Article...]


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