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Bizarre Diplomatic Dust-up Leaves US Diplomats Ill, Gets Cuban Diplomats Expelled Bizarre Diplomatic Dust-up Leaves US Diplomats Ill, Gets Cuban Diplomats Expelled
- August 10, 2017

Nauert did not specify what those incidents and symptoms included, saying only that they were under "investigation by the US government". Investigators were looking into whether elements of the Cuban government placed sonic devices that produce non-audible sound inside or outside the residences of roughly five US Embassy staffers with the intent of deafening them, AP cited one unnamed official as saying. (more...)
Israeli Court For First Time Revokes Citizenship of Convicted Arab Terrorist Israeli Court For First Time Revokes Citizenship of Convicted Arab Terrorist
- August 10, 2017

An Israeli court revoked the citizenship of an Arab-Israeli man over his terrorism conviction - reportedly for the first time - in a stabbing and car-ramming attack. They rights groups said the court decision deviated "from the principles of global law, and from the general rule according to which an individual can not be stripped of (their) citizenship and left stateless". (more...)
Putin Pledges Russian Support For Abkhazia's Independence, Security Putin Pledges Russian Support For Abkhazia's Independence, Security
- August 10, 2017

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Putin's visit to Abkhazia "serves for legitimisation of the forceful change of borders of the sovereign state through military aggression, ethnic cleansing, and occupation". Khajimba, like Putin, is a former officer in the Soviet-era KGB spy agency. In turn, President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba said that Abkhazia with Russia's support was moving on along the road of social economic development and addressing security and defense issues. (more...)
Giant inflatable chicken with golden hair appears outside White House Giant inflatable chicken with golden hair appears outside White House
- August 10, 2017

The presence of an enormous, inflatable golden-haired chicken appearing to hover behind the White House sent the Internet into a delighted frenzy today. But there is more than one chicken - protesters across the country have ordered them online. "There is a giant inflatable chicken approaching the whitehouse". (more...)
South Korea President Moon urges 'complete' overhaul of military South Korea President Moon urges 'complete' overhaul of military
- August 10, 2017

Eight in 10 Republicans, 75 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Independents said they thought North Korea's nuclear program was a critical threat to the U.S. South Korea is a target of the North with armaments pointed at it from across the border, so the absence of an ambassador could understandably cause Seoul alarm. (more...)
Apache Choppers Sidelined Once Again Following Deadly Crash in Israel Apache Choppers Sidelined Once Again Following Deadly Crash in Israel
- August 10, 2017

In June, cracks were noticed in the tail rotors of 2 helicopters, which also grounded the fleet as the helicopters were checked. His co-pilot, a lieutenant on active duty, was in critical condition following surgery Monday night, according to reports. (more...)
Trump's approval rating is still stuck in a rut Trump's approval rating is still stuck in a rut
- August 10, 2017

Last month his approval rating was at 46 percent. 58 percent agree with putting a cap on the number of refugees offered permanent residency, while 60 percent support establishing a "points system" based on criteria like English proficiency and prospective salary. (more...)
2nd Loaded Gun Recovered at Logan Airport in a Week 2nd Loaded Gun Recovered at Logan Airport in a Week
- August 10, 2017

The gun had five bullets in it, and the woman was stopped at a security checkpoint, Farbstein said. The man, whom TSA did not name, was arrested by State Police. The Transportation Security Administration says a North Carolina woman was cited for bringing a loaded gun to the airport on Wednesday. The TSA said the pistol was the fifth firearm discovered in carry-on luggage at Logan this year. (more...)
Warning issued for heavy rain across Sussex Warning issued for heavy rain across Sussex
- August 10, 2017

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Leen in Nottinghamshire. Northern England and Scotland will see much more settled weather. "The heaviest of the rain should gradually become confined to the extreme southeast of the United Kingdom later in the day". "Flooding and travel delays are expected both days, with impacts throughout Greater London, Brighton, Cambridge and Norwich", he continued. (more...)
Zuma No Confidence Motion Vote Zuma No Confidence Motion Vote
- August 10, 2017

In addition to the motion, the DA will still be pursuing the charges which have been brought against Zuma. Baleka Mbete , the country's parliament speaker, made the decision to hold the vote in secret on Monday after opposition parties took the case to the Constitutional Court. (more...)
Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Starts Two Days Of Rallies Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Starts Two Days Of Rallies
- August 10, 2017

PML-N politicians say Abbasi's family ties to the military - his father was an Air Force commodore while his father-in-law headed the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) military spy agency - will make him more palatable to the army. Others lining the route voiced frustration with the political elite. The general elections in Pakistan is due next year. Sharif made the remarks just before leaving for Lahore, where he will hold a huge rally. (more...)
Explosive device caused blast at Minnesota mosque during morning prayer Explosive device caused blast at Minnesota mosque during morning prayer
- August 10, 2017

Officials say witnesses saw someone throw something from a truck or van before the blast and saw a vehicle speed away afterward. "I was sad, and I was surprised", Omar told the station. The initial goal was set at $95,000. Between 15 and 20 people were reportedly gathered at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Centre in Bloomington when the explosion ripped through the building. (more...)
Australian Café Charges 18% 'Man Tax' Because Men are Privileged Australian Café Charges 18% 'Man Tax' Because Men are Privileged
- August 10, 2017

Men don't have to pay the tax if they don't want to, O'Brien said , adding that most men have been receptive to the tax. The sign and different policy takes place once a month and is meant to give men the chance to contemplate how privileged they have been. (more...)
Wichita native one of three Marines missing in Australia Wichita native one of three Marines missing in Australia
- August 10, 2017

The III MEF said the transition to a recovery operation instead of a search and rescue operation comes after teams "led continuous sustained search efforts supported by aircraft and ships". The USMC said the recovery and salvage operations could take several months to complete, but can be extended based on several environmental factors. (more...)
ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea
- August 10, 2017

The ministers endorsed the framework on Saturday, a day before meeting with their Chinese counterpart, when they are expected to jointly adopt it. Some critics and diplomats believe China's sudden interest in the code after 15 years of delays is to drag out the negotiating process to buy time to complete its strategic objectives in the South China Sea, through which more than $3 trillion of ship-borne trade passes annually. (more...)
Carrizo Oil & Gas Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NASDAQ:CRZO)
- August 10, 2017

BMO Capital Markets set a $20.00 target price on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global trademark and copyright laws. (more...)
Montreal Sets Up Temporary Shelters To Handle Influx Of Asylum Seekers Montreal Sets Up Temporary Shelters To Handle Influx Of Asylum Seekers
- August 10, 2017

The military-built camp would house hundreds of asylum seekers in heated tents fitted with flooring and electricity while they wait for their refugee applications to be processed, said a statement from the military. In addition, on Wednesday, public health officials announced the site of the Royal Victoria Hospital will be transformed into a shelter with 300 to 320 beds. (more...)
Jordan's king on rare visit to Ramallah: Palestinians Jordan's king on rare visit to Ramallah: Palestinians
- August 09, 2017

During the talks, the King also highlighted the significance of working with the USA administration to advance the peace process and relaunch serious and effective negotiations between Palestine and Israel based on the two-state solution. The King also noted the need to preserve the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem, warning that any acts that threaten the situation in the holy city would have grave consequences for the region as a whole. (more...)
Situation Resolved After Inmates Steal Keys at Prison Situation Resolved After Inmates Steal Keys at Prison
- August 09, 2017

It wasn't immediately clear if the inmates were still in control. Prison officials said that the inmates did not have the ability to escape the unit, but they were concerned about the safety of the officers. Emergency response teams and officers from the Arkansas State Police were at the scene, KTHV reported . But, he said it's unclear if any physical injury took place in the lead-up to the incident. (more...)
Child found alive inside garbage bag Child found alive inside garbage bag
- August 09, 2017

A 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl has been charged with attempted murder after her baby daughter was found alive in a plastic bag outside an upstate NY home. She was later transferred to another hospital for further evaluation, according to a press release from the Elmira Police Department. Police say now say she had been there for three days. (more...)