In an upbeat town hall event with people involved in the USA -sponsored Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, Obama said young people have historically been the key to progress and development. Republican leaders of the House and Senate have suggested the prospects for passage this year are dim. "When the president of the Philippines insulted our president, it was appropriate in a very low-key way to say: sorry, no meeting", said the former secretary of the state.
The YPG says its troops have long since withdrawn from areas being targeted by Turkish-backed forces. ISIS well understands Turkey's agenda and is using it to its advantage to recover from its recent losses. Turkey is concerned that further consolidation of Kurdish influence in northern Syria could fuel separatist sentiment among its own Kurdish minority.
Court records show Stein was charged Wednesday in Morton County with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Stein and Ajamu Baraka joined protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday afternoon, and the presidential candidate took a can of red spray paint and wrote " I approve this message " on a bulldozer.
Japan was quick to respond, with its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying North Korea's additional nuclear test can never be tolerated and that if it turns out to be true, Japan cannot help but express strong protest. Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende also condemned Pyongyang's nuclear test, saying in a tweet that "this unacceptable action causes deep concern & threatens peace".
Sergey Lavrov held about a one-hour meeting with United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura at a lakefront hotel in Geneva on Thursday night. Russian Federation announced on Wednesday that Kerry and Lavrov had agreed to meet for talks in the Swiss city on September 8 and 9.
France remains on high alert for terrorism after a series of attacks across the country since January past year, most recently after 86 people were killed in Nice when a truck driver deliberately drove into a crowd of Bastille Day revellers.
An analyst from the Californian-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies also estimated the device tested had a 20 to 30 kilotonne yield, which would make it North Korea's largest nuclear test yet. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says Japan's capital city is also testing water samples and monitoring radiation levels in the air to examine possible impact from the North Korean nuclear test.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to stand by her refugee policy after her party was defeated in a state election , saying she's "very dissatisfied" with the result and will move ahead to try to win back public trust. Germany accepted over 1 million refugees in 2015. Ms Merkel's centre-left deputy is accusing her conservatives of being too slow to respond to the migrant crisis following the nationalist, anti-immigration AfD's shock second place in the state election.
She tweeted yesterday: "By allowing my own experience to be reported I hope, perhaps ironically, that I might contribute in a small way to a future climate in which these matters are respected as entirely personal - rather than pored over and speculated about as they are now".
Argentine President Mauricio Macri headed a high-level delegation and departed for China on Thursday to attend the G20 Summit to be held on September 4-5 in the city of Hangzhou , according to an official statement released Thursday. It called on Thursday for G20 leaders to take much stronger action. Argentine president Mauricio Macri was the first G20 leader to arrive in Hangzhou for the summit.
Meanwhile, Duterte, who declared a "state of lawlessness" in the country following the blast, denied that the explosion was a result of intelligence failure. Although the blast was initially attributed to the Abu Sayyaf, the police chief has raised the possibility that drug lords may having paid the Daesh-linked group to carry out the attack , saying both groups are under pressure from the government's war on terrorism and illegal drugs.
Bill Cosby's legal defense team is blaming racial prejudice and "a barrage of new accusers" for the criminal sex-assault charges lodged against the actor in Pennsylvania. Cosby's lawyers meanwhile asked the judge Tuesday to suppress a 2005 telephone conversation recorded by Constand's mother in Toronto. Allred wrote that ultimately the Pennsylvania case is about whether or not Cosby is guilty.
Local media reported that around 30 people have been injured, some of them critically. The mishap took place near Deulijhari when the bus from Boudh to Athamallik fell from a bridge at Puruna Manitri, DGP K B Singh said. Special medical teams and fire personnel have rushed to spot to give first-aid and expedite the rescue act. The driver of the bus fled the spot and went absconding after the incident.
Syria has been mired in civil war since March 2011, with government forces loyal to Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama at G20 Summit in China. Turkey pushed into northern Syria two weeks ago to expel the Islamic State group from its border and halt a northward advance by Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara sees as an extension of an outlawed Kurdish separatist group inside its own borders.
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would not only meet with President Joko Widodo, but also make impromptu visits to several areas in Jakarta . "We can't shoot criminals just like that", he said. "We call on President Duterte to engage all branches of government and others in the private sector, as well as the worldwide community, in attaining a worthy goal, and we wish him success in his unprecedented, bold national leadership aimed at bringing ...
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero begins a three-game ban but Bacary Sagna should be in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury. I am sure he just wanted to follow me! Manchester United get ready to host rival Man City in the Manchester derby this weekend, in what should be a fantastic matchup between two of the best teams in the league.
Then, Woods had a third back surgery in October. That event is the first of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season. The 14-time major victor had given little away, stating that he would only play tournament golf once his body was ready to do so, before announcing his decision to rejoin the ranks next month.
Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P Rammohan Rao in his letter to Shashi Shekar, chairman, Cauvery Supervisory Committee, who is also the Secretary to Water Resources Ministry, said "it is also brought to the notice of the Supervisory Committee that as on September 7, Karnataka has not ensured that realisation of 15,000 cusecs of water at Biligundlu as ordered by the Honourable Supreme Court".
Italy/Nagpur: The death toll in the Italian quake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. The deaths included 10 people in the village of Pescara del Tronto, six in Accumoli and five in Amatrice , Rai reported, adding that children were among the victims.
Professor Thom Brooks, who is head of Law at the University of Durham and advised the Electoral Commission on the wording of the referendum question, said he believed that the government would u-turn on their promise to take the country out of the European Union following the results of last June's referendum, and that a second referendum would be offered instead.
Dubbing the plan as having a "fair and sensible approach", Kerry told reporters during a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart that Houthis' participation in a future unity government will be in exchange for ending violence, laying down of arms and transferring of heavy weapons to a third party.
Raza said the 60-odd Sufis from various khanqahs across India plan to take out a peace march in Kashmir with the Quran in one hand and the "Tiranga" (national tricolour) in the other. He did not elaborate. The delegation had visited Kashmir on Sunday as part of the efforts to reach out to calm the tempers in Kashmir since the July 8 killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
Convention on the Law of the Sea. Obama, closing out the first U.S. presidential visit to Laos, also said he planned to do everything possible to persuade the U.S. The Associated Press , quoting an unnamed USA administration official, reported that China attempted to block reference to the words and phrases "recent activities", "serious concern", "reclamation", "militarization", "loss of trust", and "need to respect legal processes", but all were finally included in the joint statements.
Stoltenberg praised Georgia's efforts to improve its democracy, rule of law and judiciary and he encouraged the country to continue implementing fundamental reforms to prepare for alliance membership. The parties noted that NATO-Georgia relations are gradually developing and decisions taken at the Warsaw Summit are a clear indication of this. On Thursday, Jens Stoltenberg will meet President Giorgi Margvelashvili and visit the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre outside ...
The senior-most elected US Republican, House Speaker Paul Ryan, distanced himself from Trump's praise of Putin just one day after returning to Congress after a seven-week break. "Now that is not just unpatriotic and insulting to the people of our country as well as to our commander in chief, it is scary". The Kremlin denies that Trump, who has visited Russian Federation before, has ever met Putin, and ridicules accusations that it is meddling in the USA election process.
Muzaffar Baig, senior PDP leader and former deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday suggested that if CM Mehbooba Mufti feels she can not control the situation in Kashmir then she should step down. "After the all-party delegation's visit, we met today and discussed future course of action in Jammu and Kashmir". He also criticised the Modi government and said, "the Prime Minister talks Vikas for Kashmir, but his own partymen down the line speak a different language".
The $1.7 billion payment is part of a refund for American weapons that Iran purchased but never received decades ago after the countries severed diplomatic ties. Iran asked for immediate payment to address dire economic concerns brought on by financial sanctions, and the US transferred the funds to a representative of Iran's central bank.
If confirmed, this would be the latest nuclear provocation since January when it carried out its fourth nuclear test detonation, which drew strong condemnation from the worldwide community and the toughest resolution ever by the United Nations Security Council in March.
All flights at London City Airport have been disrupted after protesters gained access to the runway, which has resulted in it being temporarily closed. Black Lives Matter, which describes itself as a network of anti-racist activists, said the protest was held to raise the issue of climate change, which it called a "racist crisis".
Argentina has "an enormous capacity in food production and wants to seize the opportunities offered by the Russian market to expand exports in that sector", Macri said . "Our collaborative effort with the USA in fighting terrorist organizations, including the ones in Syria, may be significantly improved and intensified", Putin said at a press conference on the results of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China .
Monday is the nineteenth anniversary of Mother Teresa's death - making her canonization astonishingly rapid by church standards. By embracing the poverty of the Gospel, Mother Teresa and her sisters also address not only the physical poverty of the poorest of the poor but indeed the spiritual poverty of those who have more than enough possessions yet live their lives estranged from God and from others.
A spokesman for the militant group Abu Sayyaf has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the president said authorities are considering the possibility that drug syndicates were behind it. Asked if he thought the blast was the work of drugs gangs, Duterte said: "It is also being considered ..." The attack came as Philippine forces were on alert amid an ongoing military offensive against Abu Sayyaf extremists in southern Sulu province, which intensified last week after the militants ...
Kim Hong-kyun the ministry's special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, and his USA counterpart Sung Kim have agreed to meet on 13 September in Seoul to discuss "detailed countermeasures" against North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, The South Korean foreign ministry said .
After the vet asking the question clarified, "Plans to serve, plans to serve in the armed forces". In NBC's Commander-in-Chief Forum Wednesday night, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump indicated that he would give "special" consideration to illegal immigrants serving in the USA military.
Both the countries have engaged in conflict with China over the territorial disputes in the Himalayas and the South China Sea, respectively. "It is something that both sides are aware of". India is keen to sell the missile to Vietnam and four other countries, according to a government note seen by Reuters in June. The Vietnamese premier highlighted India's important role in the region, reiterating Hanoi's consistent support for New Delhi's Act East Policy.