3 Sep 2017

Trump after North Korea test: Pyongyang ‘only understands one thing’
North Korea’s biggest nuclear test to date was condemned around the world on Sunday, with the UN nuclear watchdog expressing grave concern and Russia saying it could lead to serious consequences. The explosion of…an advanced hydrogen bomb caused residents across the border in China to flee their homes, fearing an earthquake…US President Donald Trump took to his personal Twitter account to express his anger…and his ‘I told you so’ attitude towards South Korea.

Jewish leadership, Vatican discuss collaboration on common interests
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, has said that the Jewish rabbinic leadership has several common causes with the Catholic Church and the Vatican and that improved relations will help achieve those common causes…Goldschmidt and his delegation presented the pope with a document entitled ‘From Jerusalem to Rome’ that sets out an approach for the two faiths to work together on issues of common concern, and commits to deepening dialogue and partnership with the Catholic Church in the future.

Kim inspects ‘nuclear warhead’: A picture decoded
Just hours before the sixth nuclear test North Korea is suspected to have conducted, the state news agency released photographs of Kim Jong-un inspecting a nuclear warhead…This appears to be the biggest and most successful nuclear test by North Korea to date. Initial estimates by the USGS that it reached magnitude 6.3, which would make it an order of magnitude greater than we have ever seen before.

Mexico’s Peña Nieto vows to defend ‘national dignity’
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto says he will not accept any proposal that goes against national dignity in its negotiations with the US. It was his first state of the union address since US President Trump came to power promising to build a wall on the border and make Mexico pay for it. Mr Peña Nieto’s approval ratings have slumped amid concerns over drugs violence and the economy.

Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group
Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing “domestic terrorist violence.” By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders.

Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans
Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment…The most exposed consumers tend to be middle-class people who don’t qualify for the law’s income-based subsidies.

Earthquakes rumbles through southeast Idaho
he U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has rumbled through southeast Idaho. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The agency reported four separate quakes Saturday evening in an area about 63 miles from Pocatello and 130 miles from Salt Lake City, where tremors were felt. The largest quake at magnitude 5.3 struck just before 6 p.m. local time. The USGS said a handful of smaller quakes followed for about an hour.

Moscow Furious Over US Plan To Search Russia Trade Mission, Calls It “Unprecedented Aggressive Action”
A furious Russia has summoned an American diplomat in Moscow to hand him a note of protest over U.S. plans to conduct searches in Russia’s trade mission complex in Washington. The ministry called the planned “illegal inspection” of Russian diplomatic housing an “unprecedented aggressive action” which may be used by the U.S. special services for “anti-Russian provocation”” by the way of “planting compromised items”.

Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuate
A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew on Saturday into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city’s history, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people and the closure of a m ajor highway.

Russian warplanes bomb ISIS position as Damascus pushes forward to Deir ez-Zor
The Russian Defense Ministry has released footage of airstrikes targeting Islamic State forces in the Deir ez-Zor governorate. The bombings are being conducted to help Syrian government forces break through a blockade of the provincial capital.

Bisexuals 400% More Prevalent In Harvard Freshman Than General Population Bisexuals are at least 400 percent more prevalent in Harvard University’s incoming class of freshmen than they are in the general population. While approximately 1.8 percent of the general United States populationidentifies as bisexual, 7.9 percent of Harvard’s Class of 2021 says they are bisexual.

“Don’t Mess With Yellowstone Supervolcano” Geologists Warn NASA
Prominent NASA scientists, fearing the worst and believing preemptive measure should be taken, have been told to back off from their plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting by drilling into it.

Kalamazoo College to Pay Its Students Up to $1500 to Protest Social Justice
If you’re a leftist attending Kalamazoo College, you’re in luck! The school is now granting students anywhere from $50 to $1,500 for social justice warriors to attend protests, trainings, conferences, and rallies.