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Air Force plane to probe Hurricane Katia off Mexico

Air Force plane to probe Hurricane Katia off Mexico

The National Hurricane Center says Katia has weakened into a tropical storm as it moves further into Mexico, with wind speeds of up to 45 miles per hour (72.4 kph). Specialists locate the phenomenon at 280 kilometers northeast of Veracruz whereas it moves west with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and gusts of 165 kilometers.


US calls for vote on new N Korea sanctions

US calls for vote on new N Korea sanctions

Our top story this afternoon The United States has officially asked the UN Security Council to vote this coming Monday - September 11th - on a resolution approving much tougher sanctions on North Korea for its recent nuclear test. In July, it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that appeared to bring much of the mainland U.S. into range. "I don't really see a veto at this point, and I think we will reach agreement", because all members have shown a "willingness to ...


Trump, Kuwait Emir Hold White House Talks

Trump, Kuwait Emir Hold White House Talks

U.S. president Donald Trump on Thursday said he and Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah could resolve the Qatar crisis and offered direct USA mediation in the four month dispute "right here in the White House". In remarks aired on the Al-Jazeera network, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani rejected the Saudi-led bloc's 13 demands.


Macron, in Greece, pushes vision of deeper euro zone integration

Macron, in Greece, pushes vision of deeper euro zone integration

He added that there is a need for a eurozone that is "more integrated and thus of a true eurozone budget, of a permanent finance minister". Addressing the representatives of French businesses active in Greece , he said: "I want those of you that have been here a long time to provide new energy, new force to the investments in Greece ".


Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises to at least 58

Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises to at least 58

With the quake reportedly felt in Mexico City , a tsunami warning has now been issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras . "However, there is still the possibility of waves less than 20cm, and coastal areas will likely experience unusual, strong currents and surges lasting for several more hours", a spokesperson said.


Disney, Universal, SeaWorld Theme Parks Brace for Hurricane Irma

Disney, Universal, SeaWorld Theme Parks Brace for Hurricane Irma

Comcast's Universal Orlando theme park also said it will close on Sunday and Monday. Over at Universal Studios Orlando, operations will remain open slightly later - until 7 p.m. Disney World is at risk. Storm preparations are now underway at the parks. Universal Studios Florida : The park will close at 7 p.m. Saturday and remain closed Sunday and Monday.