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Storms this afternoon along with dust for the weekend

Storms this afternoon along with dust for the weekend Sunday's highs in the lower 90s will make that humidity more noticeable. There is also a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Today: Partly cloudy; hot and breezy. Wind: S/SE 10-15. Low: 72. Southwest winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Meanwhile, south of the severe weather action, Saharan dust is expected to continue to spread over much of the southern U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump administration: Huawei, Hikvision backed by Chinese military

Trump administration: Huawei, Hikvision backed by Chinese military Final September, leading U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Republican Representative Mike Gallagher penned a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper raising considerations about Beijing's enlisting of Chinese firms to harness emerging civilian technologies for military functions. [Full Article...]

Moon strives to revive peace talks with North Korea

Moon strives to revive peace talks with North Korea North Korea responses by firing short-range missile tests which blew up an inter-Korean liaison office, cutting communication lines with South Korea. It began on June 25, 1953, when tens of thousands of North Korean soldiers crossed the 38th Parallel, capturing Seoul within days and prompting President Harry S. [Full Article...]

Ireland to form new government after Green party votes for coalition

Ireland to form new government after Green party votes for coalition Varadkar is then due to return to the prime minister's office halfway through the five-year term under a novel rotation agreement. Under the new Cabinet, he is expected to take a role as an economy or business minister. We'll find out today whether or not there will be a new government . The Republic of Ireland's next government will be formed on Saturday after the Green Party voted resounding... [Full Article...]

Philippine President Duterte Warns of 'Alarming Incidents' in the South China Sea

Philippine President Duterte Warns of 'Alarming Incidents' in the South China Sea The country's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave a sobering opening address on Friday that emphasised the "serious consequences" of the pandemic for economic development among ASEAN'S members. Duterte also urged ASEAN not to be sucked into the power rivalry between Washington and Beijing. There is also increasing angst that the virus and its fallout has provided cover for China to make new pla... [Full Article...]

USA election: Joe Biden to accept presidential nomination at scaled-back convention

USA election: Joe Biden to accept presidential nomination at scaled-back convention However, he won't surrounded by thousands of delegates because state delegations have been instructed not to travel to Milwaukee, after consulting with public health officials. " Donald Trump's days in the Oval Office are numbered". In Wisconsin, there are now over 25,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and the death toll stands at 745. [Full Article...]

Qatar joins world countries in marking International Day Against Drug Abuse

Qatar joins world countries in marking International Day Against Drug Abuse Though opium cultivation and heroin refining have declined, methamphetamine production in Myanmar's lawless northern regions has increased, with armed ethnic groups in business with organised crime elements. The number of deaths due to use of drugs and related disorders went up 71 per cent in the last decade, according to a United Nations report. Drug traffickers seemed to be relying more on m... [Full Article...]

US Senate backs bill to punish China over Hong Kong

US Senate backs bill to punish China over Hong Kong The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would impose mandatory sanctions on people or companies that back efforts by China to restrict Hong Kong's autonomy, pushing back against Beijing's new security law for the city. "Beijing continues to undermine human rights and fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong by putting pressure on local authorities to arrest pro-democracy activists and dis... [Full Article...]


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