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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea warned the United States, Britain, France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyang’s missile tests at the United Nations Security Council would “further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty.”
North Korean ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song speaks during a news conference in New York, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
The 15-member council is due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday after North Korea said it had test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile last week. The discussion was…
By Seth J. Frantzman and Dr. Eric Mandel
At the Black Tiger Base in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq the concerns of Kurdish Peshmerga who have spent five years fighting Islamic State have now turned to the rise of Iran-backed militias.
“ISIS is infiltrating these Sunni Arab areas where locals have a bad relationship with the Hashd al-Shaabi,” a local commander told us last month, referring to the largely Shiite militias who operate checkpoints and control parts of rural Iraq.
In the Kurdish autonomous region, a stable and prosperous part of Iraq that has been a key partner of the…
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is taking action to boost U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, as the president seeks to temper criticism from farmers and Midwest politicians before next year’s election.
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture on Oct. 4 outlined several steps to aid those renewable fuels, committing to boost annual biofuel-blending quotas to make up for waivers exempting some small refineries from the mandates. The shift, which still must be formally proposed and codified, would…
The agency’s efforts are transforming how it does business.
Department of Health and Human Services CIO Jose Arrieta and Senior Transformation Advisor Perryn Ashmore discuss building a microservices model at the agency and how they are making sure the workforce stays up to speed with developments.
MILFORD, MA — Several temporary homeless shelters are set to open in Milford this winter to help unsheltered people escape cold, snowy conditions. At least three local churches are trying to open shelters, supervised by several town departments and police.
Trinity Church, The Way, and St. Mary’s are all in the process of getting town approval or have already received it, according to city officials. The shelters would open at those locations when the temperature drops below or feels like freezing.
The Milford Buildings, Fire, and Health departments are overseeing the approval process…
She said MBIE played a big part in the Government’s agenda in tackling climate change – such as working to help end future offshore oil and gas exploration in April last year – so blocking their work didn’t achieve anything.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 07 /CSRwire/ – National Grid has submitted a first-of-its-kind proposal to enhance its upstate New York Community Distributed Generation Program that, if approved by state regulators, would expand access to clean…
An Arizona State Museum worker points to baskets in the museum’s collection in this 2015 file photo. These were not excavated from Native American graves, as the items in Finland were, but are the type of objects typically found in burial settings.
The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will confront a difficult issue of statutory construction involving the language of the nation’s premier civil rights law.
The Court will decide whether discrimination because of an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity constitutes discrimination “because of … sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Under the American separation of powers doctrine, the U.S. Congress is the institution that is charged with making new laws. However, Congress, hopelessly mired in partisan politics, has made no effort to amend…
Republicans are attacking two Michigan Democrats who flipped GOP House seats in 2018 with an advertisement wave sparked by the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but the House speaker plans a counter-offensive to bolster them.
The Republican National Committee last week began airing television ads in Metro Detroit targeting Democratic U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin of Holly and Haley Stevens of Rochester Hills, criticizing their support for “endless investigations” and “endless hearings” to the detriment of “fixing health care” and “lowering drug prices.”
In the summer of 1973, as a student intern in Washington far from my home in Mobile, I got a firsthand view as the Senate held its Watergate hearings. For a young person, it was an amazing introduction to politics, and I was fascinated by what I saw.
I followed the subsequent impeachment proceedings in 1974 carefully. Unfortunately, as the facts came out, it was clear President Nixon couldn’t continue in office.
During the Clinton impeachment drama, I was a busy father, attorney and part-time state school board member. I could not pay as close…
(Redwood Falls MN-) Senator Tina Smith will be visiting the area today and tomorrow. At 1:45 p.m. Smith witll be at Stoney Creek Farm near Redwood Falls to tour the operation, view it’s soil conservation practices, and meet with owners Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz, as well as other local officials and farm leaders about the impact of current farm policies. Smith, who says she pushed to get a strong bipartisan Farm Bill signed into law late last year, will take a driving tour of the cattle farm to view many of the farming practices employed in the operation….
Green Independent member considers challenging Collins
SOLON, Maine (AP) — An environmental and peace activist is forming an exploratory committee to consider running against Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.
Lisa Savage, of Solon, would run as a Green Independent Party candidate. She said Monday she’d provide an alternative to the political establishment that brought “endless wars abroad, impoverished us at home, and sold our democracy to the highest bidder.”
There’s another Green Independent, David Gibson, who says he intends to run.
If three or more candidates…
A few dozen backers of President Trump, including his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, took to the street outside the Manchester office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen Monday to criticize Democrats.
The Trump re-election campaign and local Republican activists did what they could to bring a Trump campaign rally feel to the corner of Elm and Wall.
There was music. There was Trump-like rhetoric from a bullhorn: “New Hampshire voters are sick and tired of these perpetual witchhunts.”
And there Corey Lewandowski, posing for selfies,…
Beto O’Rourke was the first Democratic presidential candidate of this election cycle to speak to students and locals during a town hall Sunday, Oct. 6.
O’Rourke spoke to a full rooftop at Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company.
“This is a moment of truth,” O’Rourke said. “It will define us forever and decide anything and everything that you care about in this country, forever going forward. No pressure, Tucson. The responsibility is ours at the moment.”
RELATED: Noam Chomsky speaks…
The firefighters who protect the McCord’s Crossroads community will be better protected while doing so, thanks to a grant for personal protective equipment.
McCord’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Lindsey said the department will purchase 19 sets of PPE to replace gear that ranges from 13 to 14 years old. This structural turnout gear normally has a life expectancy of 10 years…
October 7th, 2019 by WCBC Radio
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), together with 49 senators and 123 U.S. Representatives and former lawmakers have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA on November 12, 2019. President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of nearly 800,000 Dreamers into chaos.
“DACA recognizes that we should not hold hardworking,…
Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total…
Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total that places the Minnesota senator in the middle of the Democratic field in fundraising for the third straight quarter.
Klobuchar has raised more than some rivals but less than top-tier candidates such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised $25.3 million last quarter, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who raised $24.6 million.