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North Korea envoy: United States pressure feeds our nuclear program North Korea envoy: United States pressure feeds our nuclear program
- August 23, 2017

In the video published by the Uriminzokkiri outlet, the Trump administration is warned to "keep its eyes and ears open from now on". Vice President Pence, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also get a cameo appearance, with their faces surrounded by fire. (more...)
Severe storms possible late Tuesday night Severe storms possible late Tuesday night
- August 23, 2017

The main threat with these storms is damaging wind gusts more than 50 miles per hour. Strong to severe storms are expected Tuesday across most of the Tri-State, moving into the area in the early afternoon. Thunderstorms and rain are expected through 9 p.m. Thunderstorms will continue through the afternoon and into the evening. Those headed to Little League World Series games in Williamsport can expect thunderstorms and delays, AccuWeather reports. (more...)
Stenson takes 54-hole lead at Wyndham C'ship Stenson takes 54-hole lead at Wyndham C'ship
- August 22, 2017

But there are nine players within four shots of the Swede's lead, setting up an unpredictable final round. "I grew up playing courses similar to this that aren't too long, hit different clubs off the tee, some doglegs". Using a one-time career money list exemption this season after failing to keep his Tour card previous year, 2006 US Open victor Ogilvy went into Wyndham ranked precariously at 125th. (more...)
Lebanon and Syria start joint offensive to clear border of Isis militants Lebanon and Syria start joint offensive to clear border of Isis militants
- August 21, 2017

Lebanon's army began its operation in the Jurud Ras Baalbek and Jurud al-Qaa region early on Saturday, and has already recaptured two thirds of the territory in the area, the military said. Lebanese troops also attacked ISIS positions on the Lebanese side of the border on Wednesday and tightened the siege on them, an anonymous Lebanese official told the AP. (more...)
Trump to Guam: Nuclear Tensions Will Bring you Tourism Trump to Guam: Nuclear Tensions Will Bring you Tourism
- August 20, 2017

In a meeting with top aides at the presidential Blue House, Moon said South Korea would work to safeguard peace on the peninsula in co-operation with the United States and other countries. He also praised the response from the president, who said that an attack on the United States would be met with "fire and fury." On Thursday, Trump doubled down on his warnings, saying his "fire and fury" remark may not have been tough enough. (more...)
US, South Korea War Games Start Monday; Pyongyang Warns of 'Catastrophe'
- August 20, 2017

USA and Korean marines participated in the exercise along with soldiers from Australia and New Zealand under the United Nations command. The US military describes the software behind the drills as "state-of-the-art wargaming computer simulations". (more...)
APC speaks on President Buhari's return from London APC speaks on President Buhari's return from London
- August 20, 2017

A Nigerian pressure group has staged a protest outside the residence of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari calling for him to return home or resign as president. The President had been receiving visitors recently in Abuja House in London. Democracy returned in 1999, when former general Olusegun Obasanjo was elected president. (more...)
Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, Board attacks Narayana Murthy Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, Board attacks Narayana Murthy
- August 20, 2017

Infosys declined to speculate about Murthy's "motive for carrying out this campaign", adding that it must set the record straight on the false and misleading charges made by the doyen of the Indian IT industry which are damaging the company. (more...)
State senator calls for Trump's assassination in quickly deleted Facebook post State senator calls for Trump's assassination in quickly deleted Facebook post
- August 19, 2017

Louis Field Office of the Secret Service is looking into the comments ", Secret Service spokesperson Cathy Milhoan said in a statement to CNN . It didn't take her long to rethink the decision and delete inflammatory. Louis". Chappelle-Nadal says she won't resign. "I do not think that's the message we want to send to people of Missouri". "It's outrageous and she should resign". (more...)
Fantasy 5: Blake Bortles leaving a lot to be desired Fantasy 5: Blake Bortles leaving a lot to be desired
- August 19, 2017

The good news is that Winston did well in his preseason reps, completing 9 of 13 passes for 99 yards. The frustration with Blake Bortles has been leaking out, both on the field and off it, first with cornerback Jalen Ramsey , who took a passive-aggressive Instagram shot. (more...)
Mike Pompeo : CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff Mike Pompeo : CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff
- August 19, 2017

Speaking on the Fox News Sunday program on August 13, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that " there's nothing imminent today " but that it was important to make clear to North Korea that USA patience has worn out. "Tensions between North Korea and the United States have racheted up in recent weeks". A number of new sanctions were imposed by the European Union against North Korea on August 10. (more...)
Russian Federation says military drills with India not against China Russian Federation says military drills with India not against China
- August 19, 2017

Besides, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs refrained from confirming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Xiamen in China for the BRICS summit from September 3 to 5. While speaking to journalists yesterday, Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu said that there should be no "unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force". (more...)
At NAFTA Kickoff, US, Mexico And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement At NAFTA Kickoff, US, Mexico And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement
- August 19, 2017

But also on the line are trillions of dollars of trade that flow through the North American economy. "We do not want them to use us as a trading tool and to do harm to the agricultural sector in all three countries ", the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Zippy Duvall, told a news conference on Wednesday. (more...)
US Cyber Command's status is raised to form a unified combatant command US Cyber Command's status is raised to form a unified combatant command
- August 19, 2017

At a Pentagon briefing, Kenneth P. Rapuano , the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security, said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will recommend a nominee to Trump to head the new Cyber Command . But Mattis' recommendations will be "announced at a later date". The National Security Agency collects signals intelligence and is also tasked with the protection of USA communications networks and information systems. (more...)
Korean president asserts right to veto USA strike on North Korean president asserts right to veto USA strike on North
- August 17, 2017

The day before Fang met with Dunford, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The top USA military officer is warning during a trip to Seoul that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from North Korea. (more...)
Woman's long-lost engagement ring found on carrot Woman's long-lost engagement ring found on carrot
- August 17, 2017

It happens. When Mary Grams , now 84, lost her engagement ring while pulling weeds at her family farm in Alberta , Canada , in 2004, she thought it was gone forever. "I didn't tell him, even, because I thought for sure he'd give me heck or something", said Grams, who has since moved house. She asked her husband if he recognized it. (more...)
US Encourages India, China To Have Direct Dialogue To Resolve Issues US Encourages India, China To Have Direct Dialogue To Resolve Issues
- August 16, 2017

Indian and Chinese soldiers have been engaged in a standoff in Doklam for over a months now. The website of New Delhi-based English weekly India Today quoted a report by the Indian military intelligence, which said the use of stones was unprecedented and appeared meant to heighten tension without using lethal weapons. (more...)
Spillover Effect: Indian, Chinese Forces Pelt Stones at Each Other in Ladakh Spillover Effect: Indian, Chinese Forces Pelt Stones at Each Other in Ladakh
- August 16, 2017

Later, the situation was brought under control after the banner drill with both sides stepping back to their respective positions. In May 2013, the Chinese troops had been intercepted by Indian Army patrol numerous times after the three-week long stand-off between the two countries in the Depsang plains of Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO). (more...)
US, Canada, Mexico invites cities to bid for 2026 World Cup US, Canada, Mexico invites cities to bid for 2026 World Cup
- August 16, 2017

A total of 49 stadiums around those 44 cities will be considered for inclusion in the bid that will be sent to Federation Internationale de Football Association by March 16, 2018. Even if a city isn't chosen to host a match, there could be other opportunities for it to be involved in the World Cup. The request essentially asks cities to declare if they want to be part of the hosting bid. (more...)
Flooding and landslides kill more than 30 in Nepal Flooding and landslides kill more than 30 in Nepal
- August 15, 2017

The rains are now expected to shift westwards and authorities in Nepal have begun evacuating 74,000 people from a vulnerable western district. Thousands of residents had been forced out of their houses in the hardest-hit areas, officials said, warning that the death toll could rise as at least 17 people were still missing. (more...)
2 killed in helicopter crash in Virginia 2 killed in helicopter crash in Virginia
- August 15, 2017

Police said the helicopter was assisting law enforcement officers monitoring the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Cullen and Bates both died at the scene. In a tweet, President Donald Trump offered condolences to the families of the state troopers. Lt. Cullen graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in May 1994 as a member of the 90th Basic Session. (more...)
Snapchat takes another hit on Wall Street Snapchat takes another hit on Wall Street
- August 12, 2017

The company's stock had a trading volume of 66,968,083 shares. Snap has a 12 month low of $11.91 and a 12 month high of $29.44. Snap Inc's misfortunes are weighing heavily on Silicon Valley as more loss making tech companies, including Uber and Airbnb, consider stock market sales. (more...)
PM's word spurred AIADMK factions to resume merger talks PM's word spurred AIADMK factions to resume merger talks
- August 12, 2017

In his statement, Palanisami said that Dinakaran's appointment was unacceptable, improper and invalid. The OPS camp, after participating in the swearing in ceremony, alsopetitioned the Election Commission challenging the appointment of General Secretary V K Sasikala and Dinakaran of the party. (more...)
South Africa's president survives latest no-confidence vote amidst allegations of corruption South Africa's president survives latest no-confidence vote amidst allegations of corruption
- August 10, 2017

On Monday, Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete announced that the no-confidence motion against Zuma would be voted on through a secret ballot. UPDATE: President Zuma has survived yet another motion of no confidence with 198 MPs supporting him and 177 against. (more...)
Best Hospitals in SE WI: Aurora St. Luke's, Froedtert among top 3 Best Hospitals in SE WI: Aurora St. Luke's, Froedtert among top 3
- August 10, 2017

Mary's Hospital in Madison was ranked No. 5; and Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center tied for No. 6 with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. It targets 25 specialties from cancer to urology . The magazine also praised UAB for high performance in seven adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart bypass surgery , heart failure , abdominal aortic aneurysm fix, aortic valve surgery , colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery . (more...)
IPhone 8 Delay Rumors Could Have Been Unfounded, Says KGI Analyst IPhone 8 Delay Rumors Could Have Been Unfounded, Says KGI Analyst
- August 10, 2017

The report also predicts that the supply constraint will exist till the first quarter of 2018. One of the interesting characteristics of this year's iPhone 8 rumors has been the unpredictability generated by contradicting rumors and speculations regarding exactly how the next-iteration iPhone will take shape, though many of those skepticism are starting to vanish now. (more...)
Three insurgents of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind killed in Tral gunfight Three insurgents of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind killed in Tral gunfight
- August 10, 2017

As the fighting raged, anti-India protests erupted in Tral, leading to clashes between rock-throwing residents and government forces who fired shotgun pellets and tear gas. However, when they were intercepted by the security personnel, they pelted stones on them. The security forces opened fire, injuring a person who later succumbed to his injuries. (more...)
US Secretary of State cites importance of tie-up with ASEAN US Secretary of State cites importance of tie-up with ASEAN
- August 09, 2017

Lavrov also said that Tillerson agreed to resume talks between US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon and Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. "We hope higher imports from the USA will help ease pressure on this issue. and the trend should continue", Mr Pimchanok Vonkhorporn, head of the commerce ministry's trade policy and strategy office, told Reuters on Monday. (more...)
Tropical Storm Franklin hits Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Tropical Storm Franklin hits Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
- August 09, 2017

Franklin made landfall late Monday night near Pulticub, Mexico . However, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting it to strengthen. Rainfall of 4-8 inches can be expected, especially just north of the forecast track, along with winds gusting at 60-70 miles per hour. (more...)
Australian Leaders Plan Vote on Same-Sex Marriage, One Way or Another
- August 09, 2017

Australia's former top statistician says the Bureau of Statistics should not carry out the same-sex marriage postal vote, labelling it a "bad look". If the Senate rejects the measure, the government would then hold a voluntary postal vote, with the votes due back by mid-November, at a cost of $97 million. (more...)
President Trump attacks Sen. Richard Blumenthal over Vietnam service President Trump attacks Sen. Richard Blumenthal over Vietnam service
- August 08, 2017

President Donald Trump blasted Democratic Sen. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal . Like the CT senator, Trump also received five military deferments that allowed him to escape service in the Vietnam War . Replying to his own comment, he added only a moment later, "Hard to believe with 24/7 #Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES, WAPO, the Trump base is getting stronger!" Richard ... (more...)
Special counsel Robert Mueller asks White House for documents on Michael Flynn Special counsel Robert Mueller asks White House for documents on Michael Flynn
- August 08, 2017

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian interference in last year's presidential election, has asked for documents on Michael Flynn, the president's former national security adviser. Mueller, but that it would "continue to cooperate fully with the special prosecutor". "We've said before we're collaborating with the special counsel on an ongoing basis", he told the newspaper."It's full cooperation mode as far as we are concerned", he said, according to the ... (more...)
12 killed in Nigeria church shooting; drug lords suspected 12 killed in Nigeria church shooting; drug lords suspected
- August 07, 2017

He commiserated with Gov. Willie Obiano , the Catholic Church, Ozubulu community as well as the families of the deceased and injured. The commissioner said information available to police showed that the attacker was speaking undiluted Igbo Language at the time he was firing at worshippers. (more...)
Jaitley fails to recall real martyrs, says MB Rajesh in open letter
- August 07, 2017

Jaitley, who drove from the airport to Rajesh's home, met his wife, two children and other family members. On 12 May 2017, RSS worker Biju was murdered by alleged CPM activists in Payyanur, prompting the BJP to demand the imposition of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Kannur district. (more...)
US Military searches for three lost Marines US Military searches for three lost Marines
- August 06, 2017

Twenty-three other people aboard the MV-22 Osprey have been rescued. In December, the U.S. Osprey squadron was grounded in Japan after an Osprey crashed into the sea, injuring five people after a hose broke during a refueling operation. Marine authorities are investigating the incident. The U.S. military said on Saturday that a search was underway for three U.S. service members after the "mishap" of a military aircraft off the east coast of Australia. (more...)