The Trumps selected 12 charities and relief organizations among which to divide the donation. The White House announced Wednesday that the Red Cross and the Salvation Army will each receive $300,000 from the Trumps - the highest amounts to be distributed.
The US has proposed a range of new sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on leader Kim Jong-un's assets. The draft, obtained by AFP, demands not only an oil embargo and a freeze on any assets Kim holds overseas, but also a ban on textile exports and an end to payments made to North Korean guest workers.
Amid statements from US officials warning of a " massive military response " if North Korea continued to threaten the United States, the Russian President reiterated that North Korean issues should be resolved in a peaceful way. The DPRK on Sunday detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the country's Central Television announced.
Jose is located to the east of Hurricane Irma , which is a powerful and risky Category 5 storm heading toward Antigua and perhaps the United States. Irma , which is now a threat to Florida, was carrying winds of 185 miles per hour, the highest ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center .
The $7.9 billion that Trump requested last week is just a down payment on what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday could eventually be $180 billion in relief and reconstruction costs. Houston is a regional hub and also a center of the U.S. petroleum industry, with the surrounding Gulf Coast area home to about a third of the United States' refining capacity.
That quickly changed with the beginning of the US and South Korea's annual 11-day joint military exercises, which appeared to provoke an especially vitriolic response from the North this year, prompting not one but two rocket launches over the next few days.
The defense comes after President Vladimir Putin said Russia's Foreign Ministry would sue the US over the move. The South has also said it is deploying four more launchers of the US Thaad (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence) missile defence system to join two already at a site in Seongju, south of Seoul.
Bafana Bafana won the match 2-1 after official Joseph Lamptey gave a penalty for handball against defender Kalidou Koulibaly, when the ball had clearly struck him on the leg, with the scores level at 0-0. Africa's Group D table could be flipped upside down, nearly literally, after Federation Internationale de Football Association ordered a replay of a November 2016 match.
Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the Japan-based Center for North Korea-US Peace, an unofficial mouthpiece of the Pyongyang regime, was blunt when asked what an oil embargo would mean. Through repeated telephone talks, Abe has agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae In to "maximize" pressure on North Korea.
The Australian Financial Review understands Mr Trump was particularly keen to glean Mr Turnbull's thoughts on how to work with Beijing to resolve the crisis, given Australia's status as a key regional player and trading partner with China.
Some 600 worldwide OSCE observers are on the ground in eastern Ukraine, but their presence has failed to stop fighting in a conflict that has killed 10,000 people since 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters on August 5 that peacekeepers could help ensure safety for worldwide observers who are monitoring the cease-fire.
She said that characterization of the program is "misleading", and said the main benefit of DACA is economic. On Sunday, Trump chose to end the program, which was put in place by a 2012 executive order, in six months - effectively putting the ball in Congress' court on whether to scrap or save the controversial program.
Last week, in a tense press conference in Brussels, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier declared there had been no "decisive progress" on key divorce issues following the latest round of talks. "As I have said from the beginning of this, this is going to be a turbulent process". International Trade Secretary Liam Fox , said the United Kingdom would not be blackmailed into doing a deal on money in order to open discussions on trade.
After the Senate, the upper house of the Australian parliament, rejected plans for a national plebiscite on the matter involving 15 million people in 2016, the government said in August this year that a voluntary postal ballot would be held.
The Material Girl recently moved from NY to Portugal to work on new music and an upcoming film, but she's having a hard time adjusting to the policies in her new country. This will mark Madonna's fourth time as a director following the 2013 short film "Secret Project Revolution". After her " Rebel Heart Tour" back in 2016, Madonna chose to take a well-deserved holiday to focus on her recently expanded family.
It was an excellent performance by the Black Stars, although Ghanaian joy was tempered by the fact that the failings of the qualifying campaign to date have still left the West Africans with a mountain to climb if they're to reach their fourth consecutive World Cup.
Meanwhile, hubby Jay-Z used his Sunday night headlining performance at the Made In America Festival in Philadelphia as an opportunity to wish his wife some early birthday greetings. Michelle Obama , Kelly Rowland , Michelle Williams, Serena Williams and more all rocked Beyoncé's iconic " Formation " video look in a sweet tribute to the singer in a series photos posted on her official website.
Robert E. Lee led to three deaths. Tuesday's vote would also expedite the removal of the Lee statue as well, according to NBC News . The Charlottesville city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover Confederate statues in black cloth.
The Thai PM talked about Thailand being the center of ASEAN and that he thought the two countries could become closer partners in ways that would benefit them both. Seoul's defense minister said the idea of bringing back USA tactical nukes to South Korea should be "deeply considered" by the allies. The key question is how far North Korea has got in efforts to consistently shrink down nuclear warheads so they can fit on long-range missiles.
Mr Abbott, who is pleading for US government aid for his state's recovery, said the damage would exceed that of Katrina, the storm that devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas in 2005, and Sandy, which overwhelmed NY city and the US Northeast in 2012.