Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against a U.S. […]

Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquake – Washington Post

Washington Post Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquakeWashington PostMEXICO CITY — A sprawling earthquake recovery effort spanning several states turned intensely personal Thursday as Mexicans were riveted by an effort to save a 12-year-old girl who was pinned in the rubble of her elementary school. The drama played …Mexico City […]

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people […]

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises, rescuers search for survivors – CNN

CNN Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises, rescuers search for survivorsCNN(CNN) Rescuers in hard hats and masks descended Wednesday on Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured …Rescuers search rubble of school […]

Trump lets the UN know the US is in charge, Kerry charges Trump speech was too harsh

NEW YORK (AP) —Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump’s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump’s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, “You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of […]

In UN speech, Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ and calls Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’ – Washington Post

Washington Post In UN speech, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea' and calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man'Washington PostNEW YORK — President Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces “great peril” from rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, and called on […]

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described Tuesday as “widespread devastation” from the monster storm now threatening Caribbean islands already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt said on his Facebook page while the Category 5 storm was raging over his island nation […]

Trump pushes reform in United Nations debut, calls for ‘changing business as usual’ – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump pushes reform in United Nations debut, calls for 'changing business as usual'Washington PostNEW YORK — President Trump called on the United Nations to enact reforms to the world body, pledging Monday in his debut here at the annual General Assembly meetings that he and his administration will be “partners in your work.” […]

Trump’s week anchored by speech to UN General Assembly

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, […]

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in […]

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