Daily Briefing – 26/09/16

Here is CurrentHow’s daily briefing for the 26th of September, 2016:-

  1. North Korea threatens to use nuclear weapons against South Korea and the United States:-                                                                                                                                                 The United States and South Korea have been engaged in a military exercise, which has drawn threats of nuclear retaliation from North Korea. According to the KCNA (North Korea’s state controlled reporting agency), “North Korea will turn the stronghold of provocation (U.S. and South Korea) into a heap of ashes through Korean-style pre-emptive nuclear strike”. North Korea insists that these military drills are a preparation for war, a claim the United States and South Korea deny.

2. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump run neck-to-neck ahead of the first        Presidential debate:-                                                                                                                              A survey performed by ABC News/Washington Post shows that among likely voters, 46% of respondents voted for Clinton while 44% voted for Trump. The poll has a 4.5% margin of error, virtually tieing the candidates. This poll further increases the importance of the debate, where Clinton and Trump will debate face to face for the first time since the Presidential race started.  The debate is expected to be viewed by   nearly 100 million people, a record in U.S. history.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3.  Washington mall shooting suspect arrested, to be presented before the Court on Monday:-                                                                                                                                                       The lone suspect held in the  killing of 5 people in the city of Burlington, will be presented before a court on Monday. Reports suggest the suspect, Arcan Cetin who is 20 years old, is a Turkish immigrant who is currently a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) in the United States. The suspect was arrested after a nearly 24 hour-long manhunt, ending late Saturday night. He is currently facing five counts of first degree murder. The county Police have said that preliminary investigations have not shown any link of the suspect with any terror organisation.

  4.  India has announced its intention to ratify the Paris climate accord on October the 2nd:-                                                                                                                                                         The world’s third largest CO2 emitter, India has announced its decision to ratify the Paris climate accord, the country’s Prime Minister announced. By ratifying now, India gets a seat at the 55/55 conference, a decision making body which includes the first 55 countries, representing 55% of global carbon emissions who ratify the accord. Earlier India had been widely criticised for refusing to ratify the accord, which is touted to be the biggest multilateral climate change deal ever. But India’s imminent ratification now has earned praises from around the world, with the U.S. immediately releasing a statement saying,” India has shown that it is a responsible major power.” The deal is to be ratified on October the 2nd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Canada:-                                                            On an 8 day visit, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge landed in Canada on September 25. This trip marks  the first international appearance of Princess Charlotte, the first daughter of the royal couple. The tour kickstarted with a visit to the Legislative Assembly in Vancouver. The Royals plan to attend over 30 engagements across the country. They will depart for the United Kingdom on the 3rd of October.


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