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Denuclearisation to top Moon's Pyongyang agenda

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 03:39

Denuclearisation will be high on the agenda for this week's inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday on the eve of his third meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Moon will fly to the North Korean capital on Tuesday for the latest stage in a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula, although progress has stalled in denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and Washington. "I've confirmed the sincere willingness of both Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Trump on several occasions," Moon said during a Cabinet meeting.

Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 02:28

That's one big effing rocket. With the imminent reveal of the mystery passenger who will be flying around the moon in SpaceX's forthcoming BFR, Elon Musk tweeted two new renders of the spacecraft. SEE ALSO: SpaceX books its first passenger to fly around the moon The 106 metre (347 feet) long ship was first announced last year, and Musk said the ship will contain up to 40 cabins which will have enough space for 100 people.  BFR's booster will be powered by 31 Raptor engines, while the ship itself will have 7 Raptor engines, which appear to be arranged like a honeycomb. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018 In another tweet, Musk confirmed a forward-moving wing near the nose that appears to retract or expand when required. Forward moving wing — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018 You might've already spotted SpaceX's new render of the BFR ship, when the company announced that it had signed a passenger to fly around the moon on Thursday. Musk hinted it might be a Japanese passenger, prompting Twitter to throw out names of very rich people like entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima. SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17. — SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 14, 2018 SpaceX will reveal the identity of the passenger on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. PT via webcast.  Is it you? WATCH: Someone designed a toiletry kit you actually will want to use

Rivers Rise, Rescues Continue As Florence Rain Pounds North Carolina

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 01:52

LUMBERTON, N.C. -- The roar of a fan boat echoed through a flooded

Time Magazine To Be Sold To Billionaire Couple For $190 Million

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:20

Billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine from

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Admin's 'Despicable' Acts: 'Our Democracy Is In Crisis'

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:12

Hillary Clinton said President Trump had done “so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track.”

The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 23:43

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local):

A Palestinian Has Fatally Stabbed an American-Israeli Activist in the West Bank

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 23:20

The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, an outspoken Israel advocate on social media platforms

$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 22:24

HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape.

Erdogan says luxury jumbo is 'gift' from Qatar emir

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 20:55

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the emir of Qatar gave a luxury jumbo jet as a "gift" to Turkey, rejecting opposition claims the plane had been bought in a costly purchase for the presidency. In comments published Monday, Erdogan said Turkey had shown interest in buying the on-sale Boeing 747-8 plane -- reportedly worth around $400 million -- but Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani insisted on offering the plane as a gift. When the Qatar emir was informed of this he gave it as a gift, saying 'I won't take money from Turkey.

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 20:51

LONDON (AP) — Police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent.

Jeff Flake Suggests Delaying Kavanaugh Vote Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 18:49

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday became the first Republican on the Senate

Boeing 787 plant in South Carolina to reopen Sunday after storm-related closure

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 18:29

Boeing Co's South Carolina plant, where it assembles 787 wide-body jetliners, was set to reopen operations on Sunday night following a lifting of evacuation orders for coastal areas threatened by deadly storm Florence, a Boeing spokesperson said on Sunday. Boeing had suspended operations at the North Charleston plant on Tuesday and flown several 787 Dreamliners from the South Carolina factory across the country to an airport near Boeing's wide-body plant in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle.

Republicans Appear Ready To Push For Brett Kavanaugh Vote Despite Sexual Assault Claim

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:53

Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee appear ready to move

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:48

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.

Florence Flooding Breaches Makeshift Levee Reinforcement In North Carolina

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:25

LUMBERTON, North Carolina -- In the days before Hurricane Florence struck,

Seven hurt, one critically, in brawl in southeast English town

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:11

Seven people were being treated in hospital, one of them in a critical condition, after they were involved in a fight in a residential street in the southeastern English town of Luton on Sunday, police said. Police said on Twitter that they attended the scene after receiving reports of a large number of individuals fighting.

Michael Moore Thinks Donald Trump Or 'One Of His Minions' Wrote Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 16:56

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said he believes President Donald Trump

Mormon fighting to end youth interviews ousted from faith

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 16:13

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church's practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders that sometimes included sexual questions has been kicked out of the faith following a disciplinary hearing.

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:44

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said. Authorities did not reveal exact details of the new deal signed in Jeddah, but sources close to the Saudi government said it would help strengthen the truce and enhance security in the wider region. Saudi King Salman hosted the signing ceremony which was also attended by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Macron under fire after telling young jobseeker to 'find work by crossing the road'

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 13:02

Emmanuel Macron has provoked ridicule and anger by telling an unemployed man that he could find him work "just by crossing the road”. The 25-year-old aspiring gardener complained of being unable to find a job when he spoke to the French president during a public open day at the Elysée Palace on Saturday.  Mr Macron advised him to change his line of work, saying jobs were readily available in catering or construction.  “Hotels, cafés, restaurants, I can find you [work] by crossing the road. They just want people who are ready to work,” he said. There’s not a single place I go to where they don’t say they’re looking for people." Industry officials say about 100,000 vacancies in hotel and restaurants need filling in France. They have urged Mr Macron to allow immigrants to take the jobs.  But the off-the-cuff remark by Mr Macron, often derided by critics as the "president of the rich”, was immediately mocked on social media. Fort de Brégançon: Emmanuel Macron's 'Riviera Camp David' with view of Mediterranean A video of the exchange went viral, prompting a torrent of posts saying that Mr Macron, 40, a former Rothschild banker married to a chocolate heiress, was out of touch. “Completely disconnected from the reality of French people,” one post read. “How can someone show that much contempt, lack of empathy and ignorance in just 30 seconds?” said another. The exchange drew furious criticism from opposition parliamentarians. Laurence Rossignol, a Socialist senator and former minister for families, deplored the president’s “unfortunate remarks” three days after he announced a plan to wean the French off welfare. Mr Macron’s €8 billion “anti-poverty” proposals aim to end the French practice of lavish benefits payments for the poor. Instead, they are to be offered a way out of penury by finding jobs. Mr Macron, who has so far failed to fulfil election pledges to slash unemployment and revive economic growth, is struggling to restore his image after a summer of political scandals and plunging approval ratings. The president came under fire from Left and Right last month for describing the French last month as “Gauls who are resistant to change”. The head of Mr Macron’s party rejected accusations that his latest remarks showed contempt for the poor. “Is what the president said false? If you go to the Montparnasse area, you won’t find that they need workers?” Christophe Castaner said in a TV interview yesterday. “Would you prefer empty words? I prefer a president who speaks the truth.”