World leaders have expressed a range of reactions to President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, the AP reported. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the address as a bold and courageous message.
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Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and labeled Iran a “rogue nation,” the New York Times reported. In remarks at the summit of world leaders, Trump called the North Korean regime “a band of criminals” and said the U.S.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the Security Council has no options left to contain North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump administration officials escalated their rhetoric against North Korea and warned that the U.S.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Friday in its longest ever test flight, the New York Times reported. The missile launched from an airport north of Pyongyang and flew a distance of 2,300 miles east, crossing over northern Japan and then splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. That distance is slightly farther than the range needed to reach Guam, an American territory that Pyongyang has repeatedly threatened.
Late Wednesday, Democratic leaders announced they had cut a deal with President Trump to pursue legislation protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, the Washington Post reported.
The Supreme Court stayed the Ninth Circuit’s September 7 decision in Hawaii v. Trump, which exempted refugees with assurances from U.S. resettlement programs from Executive Order 13780, the so-called “revised travel ban,” the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to strengthen sanctions on North Korea, the New York Times reported. The new restrictions on Pyongyang’s oil imports fell short of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s original proposal for a total ban on purchases of foreign oil.
The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on a watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that would block its imports of natural gas and cap its imports of petroleum, the Washington Post reported.
The credit reporting agency Equifax announced on Thursday that hackers may have compromised the personal information of up to 143 million American customers, the New York Times reported. The company said hackers stole the credit card numbers for 209,000 consumers.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi acknowledged yesterday that the U.N. should “make a further response and take necessary measures” to curb North Korea’s nuclear program, Reuters reports. The U.S. has pressed for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang since the regime’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday.