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Trump, SKorea's Moon Agree to Boost Seuol's Missile Capabilities

Trump, SKorea's Moon Agree to Boost Seuol's Missile Capabilities

A new stamp issued in commemoration of the successful second test launch of the "Hwasong-14" intercontinental ballistic missile is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 31, 2017.


Trump seeks $7.85 bln for Harvey relief, warns on debt ceiling

Trump seeks $7.85 bln for Harvey relief, warns on debt ceiling

The White House says President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal funds to Harvey storm relief efforts. The request is $2 billion more than White House and congressional leaders were expecting to seek as of Thursday. Earlier in the day, Vice President Mike Pence toured some of the devastation in and around Rockport, Texas, which was where Hurricane Harvey made an initial landfall.


Second round of NAFTA talks opens in Mexico City

Second round of NAFTA talks opens in Mexico City

The news made waves around trade circles, and while widely seen as posturing, prompted a quick and equally tough response from Mexico: if Trump begins the withdrawal process, further talks are off the table . President Donald Trump has made several threats on Twitter and elsewhere suggesting the United States will cancel the agreement altogether, but the White House released a statement recently that portrayed a more positive attitude toward NAFTA and continuing negotiations, claiming ...


Kim Jong Un's power is growing, North Korea defectors say

Kim Jong Un's power is growing, North Korea defectors say

According to previous intelligence reports from Seoul's spy agency, Ri married Kim in 2009 and gave birth to their first child the following year, with their second born in 2013. His father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim Il Sung, were both dictators of the communist regime. A mysterious video of a man called Kim Han-sol claiming to be Kim Jong-nam's son emerged online - making a male heir even more important for the North Korean leader.


North Korea puts world on notice

North Korea puts world on notice

However, his Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said that there was still room for diplomacy in dealing with North Korea's ballistic missile launches . North Korean warned on Wednesday that the latest test was a "warning" for the USA and a "meaningful prelude to containing Guam", while its leader Kim Jong-un called for more missile launches into the area.


Texting while driving ban starts today

Texting while driving ban starts today

The ban, which was signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in June, prohibits drivers from "using a portable wireless communication device to read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped", according to the law.