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North Korea Mulling Plan to Strike Guam, State Media Announces North Korea Mulling Plan to Strike Guam, State Media Announces
- August 09, 2017

It was described by President Barack Obama's defense secretary Ashton Carter as "an important strategic hub for the United States military in the Western Pacific". North Korea began producing fissile material for bombs in the 1990s and conducted its first nuclear test explosion in 2006. A new stamp issued in commemoration of the successful test launch of the "Hwasong-14" intercontinental ballistic missile is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in ... (more...)
Sessions slams Chicago's lawsuit over 'sanctuary city' threat Sessions slams Chicago's lawsuit over 'sanctuary city' threat
- August 09, 2017

Under the new Justice Department policy, contained in conditions attached last week to applications for Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funding, the city would have to meet three conditions to receive funds that the city has used in the past to buy police vehicles and other equipment. (more...)
Jordan's King Abdullah makes rare visit to Palestinian President Abbas in Ramallah Jordan's King Abdullah makes rare visit to Palestinian President Abbas in Ramallah
- August 09, 2017

Abdullah's visit appears to be an act of public support for the embattled Palestinian president who has faced criticism over his handling of a crisis that engulfed occupied Jerusalem. Last week, a speech Mr Kushner gave to congressional interns was leaked to the USA tech news website Wired . The gunmen were Palestinian citizens of Israel. (more...)
North Korea 'seriously considering plan to strike Guam with missiles' North Korea 'seriously considering plan to strike Guam with missiles'
- August 09, 2017

Trump spoke hours after reports indicated North Korea can now Wednesday nuclear warheads with its missiles, including its longest-range missiles that may be able to hit the American mainland. John McCain , R-Ariz., said of the president's remarks, "That kind of rhetoric, I'm not sure that helps". Guam's Homeland Security Advisor George Charfauros told CNN that despite Guam's strategic importance and the North Korean threats to strike it, he remains confident of the island's defenses. (more...)
Tropical Storm Franklin expected to become first hurricane of Atlantic season Tropical Storm Franklin expected to become first hurricane of Atlantic season
- August 09, 2017

The question will be if Franklin can strengthen enough to become the year's first Atlantic hurricane before coming ashore again. Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall Monday night along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula near Pulticub, Mexico with maximum sustained winds near 60 miles per hour. (more...)
Michigan Governor Snyder, Foxconn Meet to Discuss Possible Michigan Plant Michigan Governor Snyder, Foxconn Meet to Discuss Possible Michigan Plant
- August 09, 2017

Governor Scott Walker responded by comparing the Foxconn deal to the Green Bay Packers signing DE Reggie White - calling both "transformational". Kenosha County and the stadium district could benefit from local sales tax revenue connected to developments related to the plant. (more...)
North Korea says it's examining plans to attack Guam North Korea says it's examining plans to attack Guam
- August 09, 2017

The Washington Post first reported that the nation had such capability, based on a Defense Intelligence Agency assessment read to the newspaper it verified with two USA officials. Intelligence analysts have been shocked by the fast development of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The secretive state announced that it had successfully tested the smaller design a year ago, but there has been no independent evidence to support the claim . (more...)
Nagasaki marks U.S. atom bomb anniversary Nagasaki marks U.S. atom bomb anniversary
- August 09, 2017

The inflation rate has remained at its highest level since January, with the costs of non-food items slowing slightly and the costs of food falling at a slower pace. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue said the fear of another bomb attack is not in the distant future and urged nuclear states to abandon their weapons. Many died immediately while others succumbed to injuries or radiation-related illnesses weeks, months and years later. (more...)
KCNA: Canadian Special Envoy Visits N. Korea KCNA: Canadian Special Envoy Visits N. Korea
- August 09, 2017

In this image taken from a video, Lim Hyeon-soo, who pastors the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, is escorted to his sentencing in Pyongyang on December 16, 2015. According to media reports earlier this summer, Lim has problems with high blood pressure and complained about pains in the stomach in letters to friends. (more...)
Trump 'Reckless' North Korea Remarks Undermine US Security - Congressman Engel
- August 09, 2017

Robert Jeffress , head of the First Baptist Dallas megachurch, told CBN on Tuesday that a biblical passage in Romans allows rulers to use "whatever means necessary ― including war ― to stop evil". And even though the commander-in-chief's threatening statement is being strongly criticized, there is one person who thinks it was actually God who wanted Trump to launch nukes. (more...)
Sebi directs bourses to initiate action against 331 suspected shell companies Sebi directs bourses to initiate action against 331 suspected shell companies
- August 09, 2017

These companies would also be subject to independent audit and also a forensic audit to examine their financials. A large number of these firms are from West Bengal. If exchanges do not find appropriate credentials about existence of the company, the exchanges can initiate the proceeding for compulsory delisting against the company, and the said company will not be permitted to deal in any security on exchange platform and its holding in any depository account shall be frozen till such ... (more...)
3 countries targeted in drugs raids and arrests 3 countries targeted in drugs raids and arrests
- August 09, 2017

The drug sting worth nearly one billion dollars resulted in the arrests of Fadi and Michael Ibrahim in Dubai. Man arrested following a raid last night. "Some of these relate to AFP investigations; some of these relate to joint agency investigations", they said in a statement. The potential street value of the drugs, should they have made it to Australia, was up to 810 million Australian dollars (around $650 million). (more...)
Sara Netanyahu to be Indicted for Fraud and Misuse of Public Funds Sara Netanyahu to be Indicted for Fraud and Misuse of Public Funds
- August 09, 2017

Netanyahu's former chief of staff, Ari Harow, turning state witness in corruption cases against the prime minister - Likud party members have expressed support for the prime minister and even announced a rally for Mr. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, a Netanyahu appointee, would then take the police recommendation and decide whether to indict. Pretty Woman connection: Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan , who has Pretty Woman and Fight Club among his credits, reportedly gave ... (more...)
Justice Dipak Misra to be next CJI Justice Dipak Misra to be next CJI
- August 09, 2017

Justice Misra will retire on October 2, 2018. Dipak Misra was first enrolled as an advocate in Orrisa High Court in 1977 where he served in the services tribunal. In December 1997, he was appointed a permanent judge of the Madhya Pradesh HC. The soft-spoken Justice Misra rose to prominence when he heard the plea of Yakub Memon , the sole condemned man in the Bombay blasts case, for a reprieve in the early hours of the morning. (more...)
Kannada made compulsory for all bank employees in Karnataka Kannada made compulsory for all bank employees in Karnataka
- August 09, 2017

The KDA wants all bank branches to have a Kannada unit similar to Hindi units in the state. KDA chairman SG Siddaramaiah told TNM "We have given them six months to learn Kannada ". "There is also a provision in the rules for dismissing the personnel who have not learnt Kannada ". The move by the authority comes a few days after it intervened in the row over Hindi signages in Bengaluru Metro stations by issuing notices to the metro authorities. (more...)
Pak summons Indian envoy on ceasefire violations Pak summons Indian envoy on ceasefire violations
- August 09, 2017

Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire in 2003 along the LoC , which divide both nuclear rivals in Kashmir. The Foreign Ministry said India continues to "indulge in ceasefire violations" despite calls for restraint . The army has said the Pakistani military has violated the border ceasefire 285 times till August 1 since the beginning of the year. An Indian Army soldier on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries, hours after being shot allegedly by the Pakistan Army during an exchange of ... (more...)
In Midst Of Doklam Stand-off, China Hopeful Over BRICS Summit In Midst Of Doklam Stand-off, China Hopeful Over BRICS Summit
- August 09, 2017

This is despite the Chinese rakhis are 20% to 40% cheaper than the Indian rakhis. "India is still not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, stocking up supplies, massing a large number of armed personnel", the foreign ministry said. (more...)
Mosque bombing an act of terrorism, Minnesota governor says Mosque bombing an act of terrorism, Minnesota governor says
- August 09, 2017

Fortunately, no one was injured in the explosion. He said one member of the congregation immediately ran outside to see what had happened, and "saw a truck fleeing from the parking lot". "He really needs to speak out against these type of things, because those who support him take his silence as tacit support", Ibrahim Hooper, the national communications director for the Council on American Islamic Relations told Politico . (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn criticised for condemning 'violence on all sides' in Venezuela Jeremy Corbyn criticised for condemning 'violence on all sides' in Venezuela
- August 09, 2017

But in addition, the shadow minister Chris Williamson blamed the United States for "aiding and abetting" opposition protesters trying to topple the socialist government. Pressed on whether he regretted supporting Mr Maduro when he was elected, he said: "I gave the support of many people around the world for the principle of a government that was dedicated towards reducing inequality and improving the life chances of the poorest people". (more...)
On-air gaffe as Malcolm Roberts adds to confusion over his citizenship On-air gaffe as Malcolm Roberts adds to confusion over his citizenship
- August 09, 2017

The One Nation leader said Senator Roberts had her support but admitted the matter of his citizenship was "very complex". "You don't understand the full situation". The Queensland senator was born in Disergarh, India, in 1955 and his family arrived in Australia in October 1962. "After a couple of weeks of personal reflection, I have decided that I will put my hand up to recontest the seat, whenever the membership decide that process should commence", she said. (more...)