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Israeli tycoon among several arrested for bribery, fraud Israeli tycoon among several arrested for bribery, fraud
- August 14, 2017

One of the world's wealthiest men has again been detained in Israel, by police investigating allegations of fraud, forgery and money laundering. Bezeq said that Granot had been released without any restrictive conditions preventing his continued tenure as acting chairman. (more...)
North Korea 'received missile technology from US ALLY, report claims North Korea 'received missile technology from US ALLY, report claims
- August 14, 2017

These could have been bought from corrupt workers at arsenals in what are now the rival states of Russian Federation and Ukraine and smuggled to North Korea by criminal networks - at some point between the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and Ukraine's current crisis. (more...)
No Surprise If North Korea Tests Missile Again: CIA Chief No Surprise If North Korea Tests Missile Again: CIA Chief
- August 14, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea , saying that the U.S. military was "locked and loaded". Pompeo said "there's nothing imminent today", in response to a question about how anxious should people be over the escalating tensions. (more...)
Willie Nelson Cuts Salt Lake City Concert Short After Respiratory Issues Willie Nelson Cuts Salt Lake City Concert Short After Respiratory Issues
- August 14, 2017

He apologized in a statement posted to his social media accounts, writing: "This is Willie I am sorry to have to cut the SLC show short tonight The altitude got to me". Nelson ended his show early at the USANA Amphitheatre in suburban West Valley City on Sunday night. However, a woman took the microphone five minutes later to tell the crowd the show was over. (more...)
Barbeque grill in back of SUV explodes when woman lights up Barbeque grill in back of SUV explodes when woman lights up
- August 14, 2017

The propane tank was open and the grill was turned on in the back of the vehicle. Orlando Police say the husband and wife were driving, with a propane grill burning and its gas supply on. The couple's injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. A man and his wife were burned when a gas grill in their vehicle exploded Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Learners to be allowed on motorways from next year Learners to be allowed on motorways from next year
- August 14, 2017

The Government ruling lifts the ban that prevents provisional licence holders from driving on motorways, provided that they're accompanied by a qualified instructor and using a vehicle with dual-controls. Mr Greig added that a forthcoming IAM RoadSmart report will show that new drivers struggle to adapt to motorways more than other roads, and now need more time to learn how to use them safely. (more...)
Saudi Arabia says deficit halved after lean years Saudi Arabia says deficit halved after lean years
- August 14, 2017

The kingdom has regularly posted budget deficits since 2014، following a slump in oil prices. Riyadh has attempted to curb a growing government deficit which rocketed after oil prices plummeted in 2014 and government spending continued to escalate. (more...)
White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence
- August 14, 2017

Speaking at a vigil at the scene of the crash, she said Ms Heyer's death was "an act of terror" and a hate crime - and should be treated as such. Some of the white nationalists at Saturday's rally cited Trump's victory, after a campaign of racially charged rhetoric, as validation for their beliefs. (more...)
Special counsel requests Michael Flynn documents
- August 14, 2017

According to the daily new yorker, the investigators have also interviewed witnesses to determine whether Mr. Flynn had received payments secrets on the part of the Turkish government towards the end of the election campaign of 2016. While Mueller steps up his investigation into allegations of Russian interference in 2016 USA presidential election, Trump again angrily denied that his campaign team colluded with the Kremlin. (more...)
Pressure mounts to roll back Kurdish Independence referendum Pressure mounts to roll back Kurdish Independence referendum
- August 14, 2017

The United States and other Western nations are anxious that the vote could ignite a fresh conflict with Baghdad and turn into another regional flashpoint. The US and other Western nations are anxious the vote could lead to renewed conflict with the Iraqi government in Baghdad and distract the Kurds from fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. (more...)
Alabama's Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate Alabama's Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate
- August 14, 2017

Unusual faces a slate of challengers in the GOP primary, including former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore , U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks , state Sen. President Trump on Monday doubled down on his support for Sen. "The McConnell support for unusual will not be helpful because McConnell, as the president says, hasn't been successful at pushing through the president's agenda, " Stewart said. (more...)
More than 600 thousand Syrian refugees returned home in 2017, More than 600 thousand Syrian refugees returned home in 2017,
- August 14, 2017

The report said most of the people returning to their homes, 84 percent, are internally displaced, while 16 percent are returning refugees from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. This makes up to 1 in 3 inhabitants. The IOM adds that returns have mainly been spontaneous, but not necessarily voluntary, safe or sustainable, and can not considered a durable solution. (more...)
Air show by PAF imprints artistry on Independence Day Air show by PAF imprints artistry on Independence Day
- August 14, 2017

Yang said China and Pakistan have stood by each other in hard times and "this friendship will stand the test of time and grow with coming generations". Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and all three chiefs of the country's armed services were present on the occasion that marked the day when Pakistan and India got freedom from British colonial rule. (more...)
Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam
- August 14, 2017

But unnamed sources told the AP that the talks have done little to quell concerns about North Korea's escalation of its missile and nuclear program, though the sources also suggested that negotiation could still be possible, if Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly choose negotiations instead of threats . (more...)
Badgers to play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field in 2020 Badgers to play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field in 2020
- August 14, 2017

Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. Overall, Notre Dame holds a slight edge in their head-to-head record, 8-6-2, and they won the last time against Wisconsin by the blowout score of 31-7. The first matchup is expected to be played in Green Bay at Lambeau Field, with the second matchup slated for Soldiers Field. As Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst told the Tribune about the series, "I think it could be pretty cool". (more...)
312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital 312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital
- August 14, 2017

A BBC reporter at the scene says many people may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred. "It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble", Vice President Victor Foh said, local media reported. Fatmata Sesay, who lives on the hilltop area of Juba, said she, her three children and husband were awoken at 4:30 am by rain beating down on the mud house they occupy, which was by then submerged by water. (more...)
Darjeeling unrest: GJM to call off 25-day long hunger strike today Darjeeling unrest: GJM to call off 25-day long hunger strike today
- August 14, 2017

The home ministry had also released a statement on Sunday, in which, Singh said, "Keeping in mind the national interest, as well as in the interest of our Gorkha brothers and sisters, who are courageous and large hearted people and have contributed immensely to nation building, I appeal to GJM and all other stakeholders to call off the hunger strike , and also to withdraw the bandh call, allowing normalcy to return to the area". (more...)
Top US general to meet with South Korean president about crisis Top US general to meet with South Korean president about crisis
- August 14, 2017

While the country's new president Moon Jae-in has largely kept quiet and reaffirmed the strategic alliance with the USA, his outspoken top aide, Moon Chung-in, openly criticized Trump for his bellicose language. And that national interest is peace. "I am confident that the U.S., too, would respond to the current situation in a coolheaded and responsible manner in line with our posture". (more...)
Recall olf solar glasses has people wondering if their glasses are safe Recall olf solar glasses has people wondering if their glasses are safe
- August 14, 2017

However, in Madison - where a maximum of 85 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon at about 1:15 p.m. - that won't be an option. The 2017 eclipse is the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since February 26, 1979. (more...)
US Needs '5 Minutes' To Nuke North Korea For Guam Attack US Needs '5 Minutes' To Nuke North Korea For Guam Attack
- August 14, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently tried to calm the situation, saying that North Korea poses no " imminent threat " to the US and that " Americans should sleep well at night ". Trump has pushed China to pressure North Korea to halt a nuclear weapons program that is nearing the capability of targeting the United States. Called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the exercises are expected to run August 21-31 and involve tens of thousands of American and South Korean troops on the ground ... (more...)