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Trump's border wall goes into prototype phase

Trump's border wall goes into prototype phase U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed eight prototypes are under construction in the area including four made with concrete and four using alternate or other materials . Various contractors are working on the prototypes and it is still uncertain who will build the final barrier, into which cameras and sensors will be placed. [Full Article...]

Taliban Claims Kabul Rocket Attack Was Targeting Mattis

Taliban Claims Kabul Rocket Attack Was Targeting Mattis Afghan officials said several civilians were wounded when a rocket struck a home near the airport but did not specify that the casualties were caused by the errant us projectile. Mattis arrived in Kabul following a visit to New Delhi , during which he met his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman who said India would not send troops to Afghanistan as part of Trump's plan. [Full Article...]

Bank Of Spain Warns Catalonia Independence Referendum Could Hurt Economy

Bank Of Spain Warns Catalonia Independence Referendum Could Hurt Economy Among those showing their support outside Fife House was Cupar councillor and depute SNP group leader in Fife Karen Marjoram, she said: "The decision over Catalonia's future direction is a matter for the people who live there, and the Catalan and Spanish Governments are perfectly entitled to take positions for and against independence ". [Full Article...]

Student stabbed to death at New York City school, police say

Student stabbed to death at New York City school, police say The 16-year-old remains in critical but stable condition, police say. Eric Phillips, press secretary for Mayor Bill de Blasio, tweeted that the mayor has been briefed and is "likely to make an appearance in the Bronx later this afternoon". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and U.S. to build new space station to orbit the Moon

Russian Federation and U.S. to build new space station to orbit the Moon A spaceport will be built in lunar orbit serving as a "gateway to deep space and the lunar surface", NASA writes. "Both agencies, as well as other International Space Station partners, see the gateway as a strategic component of human space exploration architecture that warrants additional study", the space agency continued. [Full Article...]

Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the new King of the Ring

Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the new King of the Ring With 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque generated by its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine, the auto is the most powerful 911 ever sold, and now it's the fastest too. Frank-Steffen Walliser (Vice President Motorsport and GT-Cars) after the record lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Let's not forget, the GT2 RS generates so much rear-end grip that Porsche failed spectacularly ... [Full Article...]

Alstom, Siemens Announce Merger to Create European Train Business

Alstom, Siemens Announce Merger to Create European Train Business But this may be changing. The non-executive chairman will be appointed by Siemens , another source close to the matter said. The European deal - a combination of the once-bitter rivals - seeks to compete with that, and has the support of the Alstom board and the French government, according to a joint statement from the companies. [Full Article...]

USA flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

The North says it needs its weapons programmes to guard against USA invasion and regularly threatens to destroy the United States, South Korea and Japan. A White House spokesperson on Monday denied the USA had declared war on the North, dismissing claims from the DPRK's foreign minister as "absurd" during a regular news briefing. [Full Article...]

Top US Tech Companies Pledge $300M to Expand Computer Science Programs

Top US Tech Companies Pledge $300M to Expand Computer Science Programs Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter and adviser , has been overseeing the White House's efforts for workforce development. Salesforce and its philanthropic arm, Salesforce.org, committed $50 million and one million employee volunteer hours over the next five years to expand K-12 computer science education in the USA, the company said in a statement Tuesday. [Full Article...]

'Mass Hindu grave' found in Myanmar's Rakhine state

'Mass Hindu grave' found in Myanmar's Rakhine state The rebel Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for the deadly Aug 25 attacks on several police posts in Rakhine, touching off the most recent wave of violence and surge of refugees. In his September 19 speech to the General Assembly, Guterres called for Myanmar's government to "end the military operations" and "allow unhindered humanitarian access", calling the situation ... [Full Article...]

Backed Forces in Syria Say Russians Attacked Their Position

Backed Forces in Syria Say Russians Attacked Their Position The fatal attack on a Syrian military outpost was carried out by ISIS fighters near the war-torn city of Deir al-Zor. An worldwide human rights group says two airstrikes by the US -led coalition on northern Syria earlier this year killed 84 civilians, including 30 children. [Full Article...]

Damascus rejects Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum

Damascus rejects Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum Iraq's central government rejected the vote long before it was held, and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned of "follow-up steps to protect the unity of the country". Polling stations are scattered across the three northern provinces of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan - Arbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk - as well as in disputed bordering zones such as the oil-rich province of Kirkuk . [Full Article...]

Kim fires off insults at Trump, hints new test

Kim fires off insults at Trump, hints new test The council has told member countries to ban most activity overseas by North Korea's banks in response to its nuclear and missile tests . China called for calm regarding Pyongyang after US President Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" North Korea should it attack the US or its allies. [Full Article...]

Quake detected near North Korea nuclear test site

Quake detected near North Korea nuclear test site That is about 20km (12m) south-east of where the North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3, an official from the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul said. bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. "The United States is still taking an attitude of skepticism toward North Korea's nuclear capabilities", Lewis said. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria Moves North Away from the Battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria Moves North Away from the Battered Caribbean Maria is forecast to produce a prolonged period of strong winds gusting to 63 miles per hour and risky seas of 20 to 25 feet. While the cone of uncertainty presently interacts with the northern part of the North Carolina coast as well as the Virginia and Maryland coasts, the storm poses no direct threat to SC, though it is already producing coastal effects that are being felt throughout the are... [Full Article...]

Two police officers shot, gunman barricaded in house

Two police officers shot, gunman barricaded in house The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Police have not been successful in negotiating with the gunman. Sheriff's investigators say the officer ordered the man to drop the object and fired when he refused. "I heard that there was some shooting and I'm surprised, very, very surprised", said Erell Skyers, who has lived in the neighborhood for 12 years. "Today's ev... [Full Article...]

Full statement from Sen. John McCain on voting no on Graham-Cassidy

Full statement from Sen. John McCain on voting no on Graham-Cassidy Republicans can lose no more than two votes to pass a repeal. "McCain let his best friend L.G. down!" "We finally found an alternative that makes sense - take the money and power out of Washington - the same amount of money [we] would have spent on Obamacare and let states design systems", he said. [Full Article...]

Shooter kills one, injures 7 at Tennessee church

Shooter kills one, injures 7 at Tennessee church The alleged shooter also was injured, the fire department tweeted. Police have not released the name of the shooter, who was among the wounded being treated at the hospital. The church service began at around 10:00 a.m. Sunday, according to the Tennessean . The suspect shot himself before being taken into custody. The area around the church is shut down, while police continue their investigat... [Full Article...]

Rhetorical excesses of Trump and Kim are hard to tell apart

On the fringes of the UN General Assembly in New York, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters Pyongyang might now consider detonating a hydrogen bomb outside its territory. Tensions have risen with North Korea resisting intense global pressure to halt its nuclear and missile programs. While his rhetoric offered nothing new of substance, Kim did introduce a lot of peo... [Full Article...]

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister Defense Secretary James Mattis has warned against military action on North Korea, and on Friday, almost 300 female leaders from 45 countries called on the United Nations secretary-general to appoint a special envoy to de-escalate the brewing tension. [Full Article...]


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