‘Entire Middle East’ should look like Israel – Pompeo

Israel is everything the US wishes the Middle East would be, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared in a speech, while bashing the Obama administration’s approach to Iran as resembling a “Disney movie.” Speaking at the annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) dinner in Washington on Wednesday, Pompeo argued that Israel […]

6.3 earthquake hits off Kuril islands in Russian Far East

Published time: 10 Oct, 2018 23:30 Edited time: 11 Oct, 2018 00:00 A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in the sea south of the Kuril islands in the Russian Far East, US Geological Survey (USGS) data shows. Earlier estimates placed the magnitude higher, at 6.5. The quake occurred at a shallow depth of 17.5km (just […]

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People are keeping a close eye on Waffle House as Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast — and there’s a weird reason why

AP Waffle House is famously known for staying open during natural disasters.  The chain’s policy has provided an unofficial way for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to track the severity of a natural disaster. If a Waffle House closes, it suggests the event was bad enough to potentially have devastating effects on the economy. The reverse is true […]

Hurricane Florence represents a grave threat to the East Coast

Enlarge / Hurricane Florence on NOAA’s GOES satellite early Monday morning. (credit: NOAA) Typically, around this time of year, sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic reach their warmest levels for the summer. At the same time, wind shear across much of the tropical Atlantic ebbs, leading to an outbreak of tropical activity. Rarely is the […]

A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook Venezuela’s east coast

Screenshot/Twitter A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Venezuela’s east coast on Tuesday.  No injuries were immediately reported.  According to US Geological Survey, large earthquakes in the region are rare, and Tuesday’s was the largest in over a century. Venezuela is currently in the midst of a financial crisis and is grappling with severe food and […]

South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization, proposes East Asian railroad community with China, Japan, Russia, and US

A third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planned for September. While the subject of denuclearization remains at the center of the negotiation table, Moon said plans to build a railway across the peninsula will kick off this year. Moon proposed an East Asian railroad community […]

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Trump says discussed Middle East with Putin, made progress on conflicts

US President Donald Trump has said that he discussed the Middle East conflicts with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and said he hoped that at some point Iran would call him and say “let’s make a deal”. Read more Speaking from the White House a day after meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in […]