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The measures were approved unanimously Monday. It's possible that economic disruption could produce a change in their behavior. Instead, annual crude oil supplies are capped at current levels - China is believed to supply around four million barrels a year through a pipeline, while deliveries of refined oil products such as gasoline and diesel are limited to two million barrels a year.
  • Frustration as Florida Keys residents try to return home

    Frustration as Florida Keys residents try to return home

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    Updating you on the local impacts of Tropical Storm Irma on WBRC FOX6 News at Noon. The Caribbean saw scenes of catastrophic destruction, a preview of what Florida faces as the onslaught brought about by Hurricane Irma continues, as shown in the video below.
  • U.S. calls for Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

    U.S. calls for Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

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    But unlike in most policy arenas, the U.S.'s approach to North Korea has not been well-established, and neither Democrats nor Republicans have articulated a clear goal in its implementation. The ambassador, Kim Hak-Chol, has five days to leave Peru, the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement. The resolution was only passed unanimously after North Korea's allies Russian Federation and China agreed to softer sanctions than those proposed by the US.
  • MNUCHIN: China may face new sanctions on North Korea

    MNUCHIN: China may face new sanctions on North Korea

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    The final draft of the resolution also contains language regarding oil exports to North Korea . The panel, established pursuant to resolution 1874 (2009), added that numerous United Nations member states have wittingly and unwittingly provided banking services to front companies and North Korean nationals engaged in prohibited activities.
  • Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus launched with A11 Bionic chipset

    Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus launched with A11 Bionic chipset

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    Gene Munster , an analyst with Loup Ventures , believes sales of the watch could double or even triple because of the new connectivity. The new watch will come with Apple's latest smartwatch software preinstalled, dubbed WatchOS 4, which brings improvements to the watch's heart rate monitoring and other new features.
  • Peru Expels North Korean Ambassador Over Nuclear Program

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    He said North Korea's ruling party the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK ) was "ready to use a form of ultimate means". But even if the plan isn't vetoed by China and Russian Federation today (which is probable), it's highly unlikely that Pyongyang will give up its hard-won nuclear capabilities to resume oil imports.
  • On single-payer, the Democratic floodgates have opened

    On single-payer, the Democratic floodgates have opened

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    Very few members of the media were on hand as the Convergence kicked off. Brana's campaign, which Sanders has repeatedly (albeit politely) rebuffed, is the best-organized of several efforts to turn progressives away from the Democratic Party .
  • "Ready to take charge in 2019", says Rahul Gandhi

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    Mr Surjewala said, "It appears that the BJP is talking about Prime Minister Modi who in his visits overseas claimed that for the past 70 years people were ashamed to be called Indians". Smriti Irani challenged Rahul Gandhi to debate among the public. He said it was the Congress which introduced the GST and tried to build national consensus.
  • The 256GB Galaxy Note 8 is absurdly expensive

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    The pictures of the listed variant verified that the smartphone will feature a setup of dual rear cameras and will have the much-touted Infinity display of the company that made its entrance in Galaxy S8 + and Galaxy S8 handsets . At the lower end is the Essential PH-1 which, despite a number of blunders, is still a solid bezel-less phone for $699. Galaxy Note 8 is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and is coupled with fast and wireless charging technologies.
  • Tropical Storms Jose, Katia Could Become Hurricanes

    Tropical Storms Jose, Katia Could Become Hurricanes

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    The NHC said as a depression, Katia was blowing maximum sustained winds of almost 56 km per hour and should dissipate over the mountains of central eastern Mexico later on Saturday. Now the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic , and packing 185-mile-per-hour winds , the storm has passed Puerto Rico and is now roiling through unusually warm waters to the immediate north of the Dominican Republic.
  • Forecasters say Irma now aimed at Keys, Tampa

    Forecasters say Irma now aimed at Keys, Tampa

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    More than 180,000 people huddled in shelters in the Sunshine State and officials warned it could take weeks for electricity to be restored to everyone. Then, there's the lone model taking the storm through The Bahamas before making another Florida landfall. But Shiveley said the water never crested over the city's barriers.
  • Irma expected to weaken to tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon

    Irma expected to weaken to tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon

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    Many areas are stranded and without access from outside help, with the islands of the Florida Keys and western parts of the state isolated after bearing the brunt of Irma . "Boy, are we happy to say , 'Goodbye Irma". The Weather Service reported the storm surge flooding in Jacksonville set an all-time record Monday morning and water covered downtown streets.
  • VW plans to have 300 electric vehicle models by 2030

    VW plans to have 300 electric vehicle models by 2030

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    Volkswagen AG showed off a revised version of its electric ID Crozz crossover SUV concept vehicle [pictured above] as it announced a long-term electrification campaign, saying its brands would introduce 80 new electric vehicles by 2025.
  • North Korea issues stark warning ahead of vote on new UN sanctions

    North Korea issues stark warning ahead of vote on new UN sanctions

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    North Korea has warned the United States that it will pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions against the country are agreed at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday. Despite its limited economic impact, the new sanctions succeed in adding further pressure on Pyongyang without alienating Moscow and Beijing. Though previous sanctions were discussed for weeks or even months, a week's time to call for a vote at the top UN body underscores the determination of the administration of US ...
  • Apple creates mail-in option for iPhone Exchange program

    Apple creates mail-in option for iPhone Exchange program

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    Amid swirling speculation and a string of software leaks, what can we expect? As long as you have those minimum requirements covered, you can click this link to stream the event. Apple iPhone 8 includes a 4.7-inch Retina HD screen , while the bigger variant comes with 5.5-inch Retina HD screen . A report speculates that the new phone will be available for pre-order on September 15 and will hit stores by September 22.
  • NKorea rejects UN sanctions, says US will suffer — The Latest

    NKorea rejects UN sanctions, says US will suffer — The Latest

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    According to the US government, that country's trade in goods and services with China last year totalled $648.2bn. Meanwhile, Democrats charged that Trump is exacerbating the increasingly tense standoff with North Korea with his belligerent comments and tweets.
  • Georgia governor orders evacuation of Savannah, coast ahead of Irma

    Georgia governor orders evacuation of Savannah, coast ahead of Irma

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    The Georgia Department of National Resources is opening all state parks and will admit people free of charge and can accommodate up to 10,000 people but no one will be turned away, said Commissioner Mark Williams. Governor Cooper urged continued caution and preparedness, despite Hurricane Irma's current path towards Tennessee. Blue Ridge Parkway officials closed the scenic route through the N.C.
  • Hurricane Irma: Eye of storm hits Florida west coast

    Hurricane Irma: Eye of storm hits Florida west coast

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    The storm passed just north of the islands on Saturday, Sept. 9, and is now about 300 miles northeast of Turks and Caicos, with top sustained winds of 100 mph. It continues to be a weather threat to the southeast, including some possible effects here in SC. Floodwaters continue to rise in the cities after heavy rainfall.
  • Manx families in danger as Florida feels force of Irma

    Manx families in danger as Florida feels force of Irma

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    Storm surge is also going to be a major issue for the entire coast of Florida with 3-5 feet of inundation likely for most locations. Still, Miami was not out of danger. Aid rushed in to hurricane-scarred Florida early Tuesday, residents began to dig out, and officials slowly pieced together the scope of Irma's vicious path of destruction across the peninsula.
  • Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

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    Such trade could provide a lifeline to North Korea at a time when the United States is seeking to deepen Kim's economic and political isolation in response to recent nuclear and missiles tests. -sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, according to Reuters. This will not only starve the regime of any revenues generated through such arrangements, it will now stop all future foreign investments and technology transfers to help North Korea's nascent and weak commercial industries, ...
  • Hurricane-force winds expected across Tampa Bay; warnings in effect

    Hurricane-force winds expected across Tampa Bay; warnings in effect

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    Authorities are opening a fifth emergency shelter Sunday, this one in Greensboro, to house people fleeing Hurricane Irma from Florida and other states. Tampa Electric told customers yesterday, however, that response crews were halting work because of the high winds. The metro will see tropical storm-force winds by Monday afternoon.
  • Mattis: S. Korea Will not Face N. Korean Provocations Alone

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    After negotiating late into Sunday evening with China, the US has submitted a proposed sanctions resolution against North Korea , crafted as a response to the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. "And today, the Security Council is saying that if the North Korean regime does not halt its nuclear program , we will act to stop it ourselves", the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley , said as the 15-membered UN body passed the resolution 2375 on North Korea .
  • UC announces support of California suing Trump administration over DACA

    UC announces support of California suing Trump administration over DACA

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    This is the first attempt by a college institution to contest Trump's ruling on DACA, reported the Los Angeles Times. Capito, the junior Republican senator from West Virginia, said on MetroNews "Talkline" last week the issue of border protection has been debated enough by lawmakers and it is time for action.
  • Hurricane Irma weakening but still presents a threat to life, say forecasters

    Hurricane Irma weakening but still presents a threat to life, say forecasters

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    The storm has weakened to a tropical depression, but was still dropping heavy rains in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky on Tuesday. Sewa International, one of the Indian-American organisations carrying out relief and rescue work, provided shelter to more than 300 families in the homes of its volunteers and members in and around Atlanta .
  • Galaxy Note8 hits UAE — Samsung fans rejoice

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be launching in India today . Samsung has also improved the bundled stylus, known as S Pen . Rumors of a foldable phone have been swirling around Samsung ever since the company showcased a flexible display at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2013.
  • Samsung aims to release foldable Galaxy device next year

    Samsung aims to release foldable Galaxy device next year

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    Samsung will also offer a one-year year screen replacement warranty on the device along with a free convertible wireless charger. The break-up of the score stands at 90 in exposure and contrast, 85 in colour, 95 in autofocus, 94 in texture, 89 in noise, 87 in artifacts, and 88 in flash.
  • Richard Branson Shows The Devastation Caused To His Home By Hurricane Irma

    Richard Branson Shows The Devastation Caused To His Home By Hurricane Irma

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    The damage caused by Irma's westward spin through the Caribbean is expected to be devastating to the fragile economies of the region, which are mostly dependent on tourism, financial services, fishing or agriculture. However, a woman from Denver who used to live there is trying to change that and get help for her friends still on the islands. Three RAF flights were yesterday dispatched with more aid and soldiers, while medical staff were sent to a makeshift hospital on board support ship RFA ...
  • Hurricane Irma pushes through Florida

    Hurricane Irma pushes through Florida

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    Irma's winds were down to 60 miles per hour. The city and surrounding areas remained under a flash flood warning , he said . "For those in the Lower Keys who may be listening", he told the Miami Harold , "you don't want to go outside even if the wind dies down because of the surge".
  • Tropical Storm Warning Mon-Tues for East Alabama

    Tropical Storm Warning Mon-Tues for East Alabama

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    MIAMI - A 10-to-15-mile wobble could define whether Hurricane Irma lands in Fort Myers, Tampa Bay or the Big Bend, a National Hurricane Center official said Sunday morning. About 70,000 people crowded into 385 shelters statewide. There are fears storm surges of 3m to 4.5m could engulf houses in low-lying coastal areas and cause devastating flooding.
  • Irma floods homes, pools along Florida Keys, coast

    Irma floods homes, pools along Florida Keys, coast

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    The storm affected communities miles inland from Jacksonville, as strong winds blew over part of a Chevron gas station in the city of Live Oak. Jorge Gonzalez walks by his vehicle after his home was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida .
  • Apple event: The most anticipating revelations

    Apple event: The most anticipating revelations

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    Apple will hold its keynote address at 10am PST (1pm EST/6pm BST) today, Tuesday 12 September. Previous reports have suggested that although Apple will unveil the iPhone X tomorrow, it will not be released this month. As for photo capability, the future iPhone is expected to have dual rear cameras , similar to the iPhone 7 Plus's , but with new filming options.
  • South Florida starts to feel effects of Hurricane Irma

    South Florida starts to feel effects of Hurricane Irma

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    People in the heavily populated Tampa-St. Irma left a million residents of Puerto Rico without power, has killed at least two dozen in the Caribbean and has stranded some in the U.S. "It is by far and away the largest in the history of our company". The county administrator, Roman Gastesi, said crews would begin house-to-house searches Monday morning to check on survivors.
  • Hurricanes Jose and Katia form within minutes of each other

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    Hurricane Jose is gathering strength in the warm waters of the central Atlantic and is heading west in the wake of Irma . The Category 2 storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane - Category 3 or more - on Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center .
  • Abe, Moon agree to coordinate for stronger N Korea sanctions

    Abe, Moon agree to coordinate for stronger N Korea sanctions

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    Sunday's test of what North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb was its largest by far. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang also provides consular services for the United States , Australia and Canada. The decision to deploy Thaad , created to shoot down short- to medium-range missiles mid-flight, has drawn strong objections from China. Further protests have been called for Thursday by activists opposed to the presence of THAAD.
  • Flooding prompts evacuations in Florida

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    So when he ran into a blocked road in Kendall, Florida , he got out of his auto, brought out his ax and started chopping away at downed trees blocking the roadways, CBS Miami reports . The Miami Police Department issued a warning for anyone thinking about looting in the wake of Hurricane Irma . A handful of viral videos show meteorologist and storm chaser Juston Drake as he manually measured the storm's wind speeds.
  • Hurricane Irma knocks out power to nearly 4 million in Florida

    Hurricane Irma knocks out power to nearly 4 million in Florida

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    Florida's cities and towns are recovering Monday from Hurricane Irma , which has been downgraded to a tropical storm after battering the state in a widespread path of destruction over the weekend. - In Venice, Florida, the water plant was shut down after it was damaged by the storm . Eric Silagy, chief executive of Florida Power & Light, said Irma caused the most widespread damage in the company's history.
  • Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength

    Hurricanes Jose, Katia gain strength

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    The worst case scenario would be for Hurricane Jose to follow Irma's path through the Caribbean islands and over towards Florida, but as mentioned, most modeling does not have that as the main solution. Hurricane season is in full swing and we have three devastating hurricanes now swirling through the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico . The storm was expected to weaken rapidly over the next day, the NHC said .
  • Hurricane Jose: The storm we'll be watching for next week

    Hurricane Jose: The storm we'll be watching for next week

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    Central Florida Panhandle, western Alabama, northern MS, southern Tennessee, northern Georgia , northern SC and western North Carolina: 2 to 4 inches. FPL says this is the biggest outage in the company's history, so it could take weeks. Witt expects the recovery from Irma to take years but he is not moving back to NY, unless Hurricane Jose decides to pay them a visit as well.