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  • In Trump’s U.N. speech, emphasis on sovereignty echoes his domestic agenda

    19 September 2017 9:46 PM

    President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy. The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks

  • Puerto Rico Braces for ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Hit by Hurricane Maria

    19 September 2017 9:25 PM

    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

  • 'Mind-boggling destruction' as hurricane hits

    19 September 2017 8:47 PM 1

    Maria, a rare Category 5 storm at the top end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, churned in the eastern Caribbean about 110 miles (175 km) southeast of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, US forecasters said. It was carrying maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 km per hour), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, describing Maria

  • Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, damaging buildings and causing panic

    19 September 2017 7:18 PM 1

    MEXICO CITY — On the anniversary of its deadly 1985 earthquake, Mexico City again shook with terrifying force on Tuesday, as a 7.1-magnitude temblor damaged buildings, knocked out power and caused alarm throughout the capital. Just a couple of hours after a siren signaled an annual drill for this earthquake-prone city, the ground began to shake, walls

  • Hawke’s Bay a microcosm of NZ’s growth and skill stresses

    19 September 2017 7:00 PM 3

    Famous for its wineries and orchards, Hawke’s Bay has a regional economy that is cyclical and heavily reliant on immigration. Shane Cowlishaw explores what effect a potential change of government could have - and what’s being done to get local young workers into jobs. Despite its sunshine and wine, Hawke’s Bay has always struggled with a relatively high unemployment

  • Trump Vows to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea if It Threatens U.S

    19 September 2017 6:30 PM 3

    “No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” Mr. Trump said. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime

  • Why China Won’t Pressure North Korea as Much as Trump Wants

    19 September 2017 12:55 PM 1

    At the center of the North Korean nuclear crisis is a pivotal question: How much is China really willing to pressure and punish its longtime ally in Pyongyang? Recent conversations in Beijing and Washington suggest that Chinese leaders have decided to increase pressure substantially but are not—and probably never will be—willing to help President Trump

  • Monster Hurricane Maria is back to Category 5 and barreling towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

    19 September 2017 11:41 AM 1

    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. Its winds reached sustained maximum speeds of 160mph as it plowed into the tiny country - and forecasters warned it might become

  • Hurricane Maria, merciless, clobbers Dominica, eyes Puerto Rico

    19 September 2017 9:43 AM 3

    ROSEAU, Dominica -- Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holding the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. Fierce winds and driving rain lashed mountainous Dominica for hours as Maria

  • Bankrupt Puerto Rico Faces Direct Hit From Hurricane Maria

    19 September 2017 9:43 AM 4

    Puerto Rico, already trying to dig itself out of a historic financial crisis, is now facing a direct hit by a major hurricane that could destroy any progress the U.S. territory has made under a year-old economic rehab plan ─ and set it back further. Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Monday that he had declared a state of emergency and urged people living