Hurricane Irma is en route to a possible Florida landfall, protests erupted after Trump announced he would scrap an immigration program and Putin said sanctions alone will not resolve the North Korea crisis.
One of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century churned across northern Caribbean islands with a catastrophic mix of fierce winds, surf and rain, en route to a possible Florida landfall at the weekend. Irma is expected to become the second powerful storm to thrash the U.S. mainland in as many weeks after devastating Hurricane Harvey, but its precise trajectory remains uncertain.
President Donald Trump scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people. As the so-called Dreamers who have benefited from the five-year-old program were plunged into uncertainty, business and religious leaders, mayors, governors, Democratic lawmakers, unions, civil liberties advocates and former President Barack Obama all condemned Trump’s move.
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has issued subpoenas to the Justice Department and FBI for documents related to a dossier that alleged Russia collected compromising material on Trump, the panel’s top Democrat said.
Resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible with sanctions and pressure alone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting his South Korean counterpart, adding that the impact of cutting oil would be worrying. Putin met South Korea’s Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of an economic summit in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid mounting international concern that their neighbor plans more weapons tests, possibly a long-range missile launch ahead of a weekend anniversary.
Advanced hackers have targeted United States and European energy companies in a cyber espionage campaign that has in some cases successfully broken into the core systems that control the companies’ operations, according to researchers at the security firm Symantec.
Investors and Boeing Co gave two thumbs down to aerospace and industrial company United Technologies Corp $23 billion plan to buy avionics maker Rockwell Collins Inc. The acquisition, announced on Monday, would be the largest in aerospace history and create a new player in the top echelon of suppliers to Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and other plane makers.
Global shares fell and the dollar dipped against the Japanese yen as still-simmering tension over the Korean peninsula kept investors wary of taking on risk. European and Asian shares dropped after the S&P 500 suffered its biggest one-day fall in three weeks on Tuesday as U.S. investors sold in reaction to North Korea's sixth and biggest nuclear weapons test on Sunday.
The European Union’s highest court dismissed complaints by Slovakia and Hungary about EU migration policy, upholding Brussels’ right to force member states to take in asylum seekers. In the latest twist to a dispute that broke out two years ago when more than one million migrants poured across the Mediterranean, the European Court of Justice found that the EU was entitled to order national governments to take in quotas of mainly Syrian refugees relocated from Italy and Greece.
Indian journalists and rights activists protested against the murder of an outspoken publisher of a weekly tabloid amid growing concerns about freedom of the press at a time of rising nationalism and intolerance of dissent.
The British government's hopes for a painless post-Brexit trade deal show "a lack of realism" and "a dismaying lack of historical and strategic understanding," writes columnist Paul Wallace. "The mishandling of the Brexit negotiations is rooted above all in political cowardice," he says. "Ministers are unwilling to confront the British public with the harsh truth: that they voted for economic self-harm when they narrowly decided to leave the EU."