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Sterling bounces after Yellen speech though outlook bleak

The administration blames such regulations for stifling economic growth. Mario Draghi , president of the European Central Bank , was scheduled to speak later in the afternoon at Jackson Hole. In claiming that "openness to trade is under threat" he called for a multilateral response. If the lessons of the last crisis were remembered "we have reason to hope that the financial system and economy will experience fewer crises and recover from any future crisis more quickly".


Alice Wells scheduled visit to Pakistan postponed

Alice Wells scheduled visit to Pakistan postponed

This is the second trip to Islamabad this month by Wells, who is also the Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In a statement , the Foreign Office said the visit had been postponed at the request of Pakistan until a "mutually convenient time".


North Korea fires three missiles into sea

North Korea fires three missiles into sea

North Korea's military stationed at the truce village of Panmunjom said that the USA has ignored its warning to make the right choice, warranting Pyongyang's merciless punishment, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump has been briefed and "we are monitoring the situation". The US State Department did not immediately comment about the Saturday launches.



U.S. says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch

The second missile launch appears to have blown up nearly immediately. The heightened tensions came after the Washington Post reported on a defense assessment that concluded North Korea had developed the ability to attach a nuclear warhead on its missiles.


Houston mayor establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston mayor establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Mr. Turner defended his decision on Sunday, saying it would have been foolish to evacuate 6.5 million people from Houston and surrounding areas without knowing the course of the storm. "I'm reluctant to second guess anyone at this point". Dallas has three shelters now open for evacuees, but the convention center will serve as a "mega shelter".


Western Mass. Red Cross helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Western Mass. Red Cross helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey

She said more waves of New Jersey disaster relief workers are expected to deploy to the area in the following weeks. With Hurricane Harvey making its way inland, the American Red Cross serving the Heart of Texas is looking for volunteers to staff shelters for storm victims over the next five days.