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Korea raising peninsula tensions in bid for US negotiations? Korea raising peninsula tensions in bid for US negotiations?
- August 15, 2017

Naval Base Guam is an important outpost for USA fast-attack nuclear powered submarines that are a key means for gathering intelligence in the region, including off the Korean peninsula and in the South China Sea where China has been building military bases on man-made islands that have stirred tension across Asia. (more...)
China pressed iron ore traders to halt business even before United Nations sanctions China pressed iron ore traders to halt business even before United Nations sanctions
- August 15, 2017

In China, these proposed measures were seen as an attempt to pressure Beijing to act more strongly against North Korea and, at the same time, as an effort to shift the blame for the world's failure to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs onto China alone. (more...)
Tropical Storm Gert expected to form Tropical Storm Gert expected to form
- August 14, 2017

The environment around this storm is improving, with less wind shear and dry air, but these still not ideal conditions should keep Tropical Depression Eight from getting too strong. 8 was located about 310 miles north-northeast of the southern Bahamas. The hurricane center's forecast said Jova would continue to weaken and likely dissipate Sunday. (more...)
Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump
- August 14, 2017

Fired former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for not clearly condemning the display of violence from white nationalists at a Saturday rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left at least three dead and 35 more injured. (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro affirms new legislative body as all powerful Venezuela's Maduro affirms new legislative body as all powerful
- August 12, 2017

Maduro said he had also given orders, "if it can happen", for a face-to-face meeting to be organised with Trump when heads of state and government from around the world gather in NY on September 20. More than 120 people have died in the demonstrations. Protests have lost steam in the past week as security forces have stepped up repression and demonstrators have grown discouraged by the opposition's failure to bring about change. (more...)
28 killed, 80 injured after two trains collide in Egypt 28 killed, 80 injured after two trains collide in Egypt
- August 12, 2017

The stationary train had just arrived from Port Said, a Mediterranean city on the northern tip of the Suez Canal, when it was hit. In 2012, a train plowed into a school bus south of Cairo and killed 50 people, mostly children, inflaming public anger over Egypt's antiquated transport network. (more...)
UN's Migration Agency Says Migrants Were Pushed From Boats UN's Migration Agency Says Migrants Were Pushed From Boats
- August 11, 2017

People who survived the traumatic ordeal reported to authorities that human smugglers forced them into the sea just before reaching Yemen's shores. Only five bodies have been recovered from Thursday's incident, with 50 reported missing, presumed dead. (more...)
I am a soldier of Maduro: Maradona I am a soldier of Maduro: Maradona
- August 10, 2017

The Assembly's new powers disallow the Opposition-ruled Congress from taking any action that would overrule the laws passed by the body. In a passionate post on Facebook, the former soccer star declared "we are Chavistas " - a reference to President Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. (more...)
Kenyans troop to Polling Stations to Vote new President Kenyans troop to Polling Stations to Vote new President
- August 09, 2017

He urged Kenyans to vote peacefully and go home to await the results. Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya's founding president, has called for his fellow Kenyans to respect the election results amid concerns. The violence broke down along ethnic lines, with Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe and Odinga's Luo fighting each other in riots and brutal street battles. The government deployed more than 150,000 security personnel, including wildlife rangers, to protect 41,000 polling stations. (more...)
Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed At Traffic Stop Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed At Traffic Stop
- August 08, 2017

The traffic stop, near Clinton, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City, involved a registration violation, Lowe said . Lowe said authorities believe he is still on foot somewhere in the Clinton area. Authorities initially named McCarthy as a person of interest, then later labeled him a suspect before prosecutors announced the charges. Lowe says Michael was "heroic right to the end". (more...)
Investigators are demanding documents to the White House Investigators are demanding documents to the White House
- August 08, 2017

On Friday, the magnitude of Mueller's participation increased with a New York Times story indicating they had requested any and all documents the White House may possess on Flynn. But the contract ended in mid-Novermber 2016, around the time that Flynn was announced as President Donald Trump's first national security adviser. (more...)
Terror investigation launched following Eiffel Tower incident Terror investigation launched following Eiffel Tower incident
- August 07, 2017

The intruder, aged around 19, reportedly has a history of psychological problems. According to the website of the newspaper "Le Parisien", the man carrying a knife was arrested while trying to force entry into one of the security checks on the Eiffel Tower on Saturday around 11:30 pm local time, shouting "Allah Akbar" when he acted. (more...)
'Feels good coming out of hard situation to win the Test' 'Feels good coming out of hard situation to win the Test'
- August 07, 2017

Subsequently, Tharanga's opening partner Dimuth Karunaratne (25) had a few snorters as he struck two boundaries and held his end well for the most part before offering an outside edge to Ashwin for his second wicket . "We really feel good as a team that we're able to win consistently right now, but we realise that it's very important to keep carrying on the same way as well". (more...)
Two men wanted for Chicago murder taken into custody in California Two men wanted for Chicago murder taken into custody in California
- August 06, 2017

Their arrests were confirmed by Chief Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, who said that the pair had been taken into custody "without incident" . Andrew Warren was arrested after he "safely surrendered " himself around 6:30 p.m.to San Francisco police, authorities said. "I've never seen where suspects in a homicide would make a donation in the victim's name", said Lt. (more...)
US Marine aircraft reportedly crashes off Australian coast, search and rescue underway US Marine aircraft reportedly crashes off Australian coast, search and rescue underway
- August 06, 2017

The aircraft, an MV-22 Osprey, crashed at Shoalwater Bay near Rockhampton on Saturday afternoon. "The 31st MEU is now operating with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group as part of a regularly-scheduled deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region", he said. (more...)
New White House intrigue surrounds 'pro-forma' letter McMaster sent Rice New White House intrigue surrounds 'pro-forma' letter McMaster sent Rice
- August 06, 2017

Then again, no one who isn't related to the president is ever safe in this White House, and it seems clear that Trump remains antsy about McMaster, but that, for now at least, he is more fond of McMaster than he is of feeling forced to fire him . (more...)
British model kidnapped in Italy and put up for auction online British model kidnapped in Italy and put up for auction online
- August 06, 2017

The model, who has not been named, was reportedly sent by her United Kingdom agent to Milan for a photo shoot on July 11 and when she arrived at the studio near the city's central railway station she was anaesthetised with the powerful drug Ketamine injected into her arm. (more...)
Texas woman hiking with children reported missing in Grand Canyon Texas woman hiking with children reported missing in Grand Canyon
- August 05, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, search and rescue crews located a body believed to be Beadle's near the Black Bridge at the bottom of Grand Canyon, approximately three-quarters of a mile from Phantom Ranch, park officials said in a press release . (more...)
Amanda Knox pens opinion piece in support of Michelle Carter Amanda Knox pens opinion piece in support of Michelle Carter
- August 05, 2017

A MA judge ruled Carter was responsible for Conrad Roy III's death because she had placed him in a situation that led to his suicide in a landmark case that made national headlines. I just try to watch over him like I know he'd want me to". "You have to face your fears for what you want". "I think she forced him to kill himself". (more...)
Blaze rips through 40 floors of Dubai's Torch tower Blaze rips through 40 floors of Dubai's Torch tower
- August 05, 2017

A government media spokesperson said the building had been successfully evacuated, and no injuries had been reported so far. The Torch Tower fire comes less than two months after the devastating fire - thought to be exacerbated by the type of cladding used to insulate the building - at Grenfell Tower in the United Kingdom in which more than 80 people lost their lives. (more...)
WEATHER: Ready for a cool down tomorrow WEATHER: Ready for a cool down tomorrow
- August 05, 2017

Temperatures will remain in the low 80s. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Mon: High: 84 Low: 66 Partly cloudy. Monday will have rain chances back at 60%. NOON SATURDAY: Partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the mid 80s to near 90ยบ. Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. The best chances for showers and storms on Saturday will be focused over central and eastern Kansas. (more...)
Lawsuit alleges White House was complicit in Fox News conspiracy peddling Lawsuit alleges White House was complicit in Fox News conspiracy peddling
- August 03, 2017

The complaint's first paragraph includes a screen shot of a May 14 text message to Wheeler from another Fox News contributor that reads: "Not to add any more pressure but the president just read the article". However, Zimmerman's article was published, which said that Wheeler believes there was evidence that connects Rich to Wikileaks before he was murdered, prompting a quick rebuke from Rich's family. (more...)
Russia Preparing Lavrov-Tillerson Meeting in Manila on ASEAN Sidelines Russia Preparing Lavrov-Tillerson Meeting in Manila on ASEAN Sidelines
- August 03, 2017

The U.S. Congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the 2016 presidential election and its annexation of Crimea. "Does it make our lives more hard?" "We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula", Tillerson said. "Of course it makes our life more hard". (more...)
Is Prince Philip REALLY retiring? Royal butler reveals Duke's actual plans Is Prince Philip REALLY retiring? Royal butler reveals Duke's actual plans
- August 03, 2017

The gaffe was made ahead of the 96-year-old's final official royal engagement and farewell from public life on Wednesday evening. Philip "may choose to attend engagements alongside the queen from time to time", a spokeswoman said, while stressing that the 91-year-old monarch was not retiring. (more...)
Solar Eclipse is August 21 Solar Eclipse is August 21
- August 02, 2017

This is the first total eclipse to cross the entire United States since 1918. The next will be in 2024. However, in reality the moon is much smaller than the sun , 400 times smaller and the sun is 400 times further away. Do not look at your hands, but at the shadow of your hands on the ground. You will need to put eye protection back on as the sun begins to poke out from behind the moon. (more...)
Trump personally crafted son's misleading account of Russian Federation meeting Trump personally crafted son's misleading account of Russian Federation meeting
- August 02, 2017

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump himself dictated the statement . And in terms of the scandals, upheavals, speeches so inappropriate the Boy Scouts rebuke them, hirings, firings, and legislative failures that have happened since, the issue of Donald Trump Jr .'s meeting during the campaign with Russian lawyers and a pantheon of government-connected figures who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton is a couple of weeks old-so in Trump years, nearly a century ago. (more...)
Dublin is a ideal home for the European Medicines Agency says Minister Dublin is a ideal home for the European Medicines Agency says Minister
- August 02, 2017

The 27 States remaining in the European Union after the departure of the United Kingdom had until Monday at midnight to submit a single application for each agency. France with Paris and Lille, Germany with Frankfurt and Bonn, Austria, Ireland, Hungary and Poland are bidding for the two, although no one country will be allowed to get both. (more...)
Apple slammed for 'troubling' cull of VPN services in China Apple slammed for 'troubling' cull of VPN services in China
- August 01, 2017

One of the VPN manufacturers who's complained about their apps being expunged from the app store is Golden Frog. VPN apps allow people to access websites that China blocks at an ISP level. Chinese authorities now block access from multiple sites including Facebook , Twitter and more. This regulation wasn't in favor of the VPN companies since the government couldn't have licensed apps that would be used to penetrate their media censorship programs. (more...)
Shahid Khan Abbasi Selected as Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khan Abbasi Selected as Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan
- July 31, 2017

PML-N, which enjoys majority in National Assembly, has nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister. According to party sources, it was a hard decision to bring Shehbaz to Islamabad as it may create political vacuum in Punjab, which PML-N can not afford ahead of next year elections. (more...)
Congress Emerges From Another Health Care Failure Without A Clear Path Forward Congress Emerges From Another Health Care Failure Without A Clear Path Forward
- July 31, 2017

It would have also suspended a tax on medical devices and denied federal payments to Planned Parenthood for a year. "I don't feel like we're in a war, but I feel like there's deep disappointment among House Republicans that we did our work and got a bill out and they failed". (more...)