Author: Mike Cosgrove

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After North Korea’s latest nuclear test, scientists are worried that more underground explosions in the isolated country’s rocky north could set the stage for a deadly volcanic eruption not unlike the one that NASA fears could be brewing in the Yellowstone caldera.Following the North’s sixth nuclear test, which produced a blast that, by some estimates, was as powerful as 300 kilo hertz, Chinese authorities have stepped up radiation monitoring and even closed part of their border with North ...
In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated:“Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual; and consequently the natural reaction for many people is that, if the problem lies in one individual, that ...
In the last three weeks, we’ve seen two of the worst hurricanes in history strike our shores, with Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston and the surrounding area, and Hurricane Irma hitting all of Florida.While the 6.5 million inhabitants of the Houston metro weren’t told to evacuate, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statewide evacuation order, telling 5.6 million people to move out of the state for the duration.Considering that only 1.2 million people live in the New Orleans area, either of thes ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the first step of a reform plan that could merge the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development – calling it "the most important thing" he will do at the agency, CNN reported.In an email to employees – the text of which was provided to CNN – Tillerson said he hopes to save up to $10 billion over five years with the redesign aiming to "align" resources from the State Department and USAID, CNN reported.Tillerson calls the restructuring ...
Chinese military support to North Korea's missile programs included transfers of rocket transporters, according to a new report by a United Nations panel of experts.The report by the expert panel of the UN Security Council identified Chinese-origin trucks shown in a military parade last April carrying China's new KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile."The trucks carried the ‘Sinotruk' logo on the fuel tank and shared some identical features with the Sinotruk Howo 6×6 series trucks shown at ...
Several people were injured at a London underground station on Friday after witnesses reported a blast on a packed rush-hour commuter train which police were treating as a terrorism incident.Emergency services said they had been called to reports of a fire on a train at Parsons Green station in West London at 8.20 a.m. (0720 GMT)"It is too early to confirm the cause of the fire, which will be subject to the investigation that is now underway by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command," London police ...
Update 5: US Secretary of State Tillerson has issued a rather aggressive (towards China and Russia) statement:North Korea's Missile LaunchNorth Korea's provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks.These continued provocations only deepen North Korea's diplomatic and economic isolation.United Nations Security Council resolutions, including the most recent unanimous sanctions r ...
Less than a day after US officials observed North Korea moving mobile missile launchers and engaging in preparations for what appears to be another missile test, a North Korean state committee has stepped up its belligerent rhetoric, threatening to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the US to “ashes and darkness” after the UN Security Council passed new sanctions against the isolated country earlier this week, Reuters reported. The North also accused the US of “co ...
President Donald Trump and Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday had a "very open and honest conversation" about the president's response to the Charlottesville violence — "but the focus was primarily on solutions moving forward," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said."They talked about it pretty in-depth, but the focus was primarily on solutions moving forward," Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing."That was what both people came to the meeting wanting to discuss: What we can do ...
President Donald Trump's nominee for deputy Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Wednesday withdrew himself from consideration, saying questions raised by NBC News about a federal investigation concerning him would cause too much distraction for FEMA."Given the distraction this will cause the agency in a time when they cannot afford to lose focus, I have withdrawn from my nomination," the nominee, Daniel A. Craig, said in an email to NBC News, the network reported Wednesday afternoo ...
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