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21 September 2017 5:15 PM Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading

20 September 2017 7:56 PM Mexicans race to save schoolgirl buried by quake; death toll at 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country’s most deadly earthquake in three decades. At least 237 people were killed by the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck about

20 September 2017 1:54 PM The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

The lesson that the North Koreans would take away from the Iran deal, they say, is that the United States can be rolled. The Iran deal is not a permanent solution to the Iranian nuclear problem, they argue, but just a temporary fix. After 15 years, many of the limits on the production of nuclear material will be lifted, even if inspection requirements 2

20 September 2017 4:33 AM Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

With three days to go, the election debate focused on infrastructure stresses in the midst of a jet fuel crisis, although officials said this afternoon the crisis was easing. Jacinda Ardern campaigned on homelessness and low wages in South Auckland and warned Bill English against using "fake news" in tonight's debate. Bill English spoke to lawyers in Auckland 2

20 September 2017 3:22 AM More flights cancelled in fuel crisis

Thirty-six flights have been cancelled today and 9000 Air New Zealand customers alone affected as the fuel crisis deepens. An Auckland Airport spokesperson said of the 36 cancelled flights, 23 were domestic and 13 were international. Some were heading to Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Fiji and Melbourne and operated by Air New Zealand, Qantas and Singapore

20 September 2017 2:54 AM Refinery to Auckland pipeline outage update

Fuel customers of Refining New Zealand said they remained confident of maintaining ground fuel supplies into Auckland, supported by initiatives enabled by government. Refining New Zealand is continuing to work on repairing a section of the 170 kilometre long pipeline which connects the Refinery to Auckland International Airport via the Wiri Oil Services 1

20 September 2017 2:28 AM Jet fuel rations continue until next week

Fuel rationing at Auckland Airport will continue to next Thursday as airlines cancel flights and operate using about one third of their normal jet fuel supply. Airlines in Auckland will continue operating with limited fuel supplies as rationing is expected to continue through until next week. This rationing was proving effective and the fuel industry 1

20 September 2017 12:06 AM New Zealand jet fuel rationing to run for days; disrupts air travel

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A jet fuel shortage debacle disrupting thousands of travellers in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, would likely last for eight more days, an oil industry spokesman said on Wednesday (Sep 20). The shortage has caused widespread disruption to air travel since the weekend, and comes only days before Saturday's national election

19 September 2017 10:46 PM Pipelines And The Benefits Of Hindsight Vision

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The reaction to the breach of the Marsden Point refinery pipeline to Auckland is confirmation of the adage about “hindsight always being 20/20.” Various political parties and businesses seem to believe they have all been pointing to pipeline vulnerability for years and how they have always known the answer. ACT even blamed the RMA. NZ First

19 September 2017 9:25 PM Puerto Rico Braces for ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Hit by Hurricane Maria

Even though Hurricane Irma passed just north of Puerto Rico, gusts took out its fragile power grid, leaving over 70 percent of households without electricity and 34 percent without water. Many residents were left in the dark hours before Irma hit. An estimated four percent remain without power. Officials said it was likely the electrical system would