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China urges US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats China urges US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats
- August 17, 2017

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, this week that the two countries should work together to contain tensions and permit no-one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep". (more...)
White House names Hope Hicks interim communications director White House names Hope Hicks interim communications director
- August 17, 2017

Bannon is the former publisher of Breitbart News , which claims to be the voice of white nationalism. Then Fox News reported that in an interview on Sunday, Trump had said he was "seriously considering" a pardon for former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (more...)
North Korea says Trump talks North Korea says Trump talks "a load of nonsense'"
- August 17, 2017

Tillerson has asserted repeatedly the US isn't seeking "regime change" in North Korea , urging an eventual dialogue. Having experienced a Japanese invasion in World War Two and countless earthquakes and super-typhoons, there was no United States community better prepared than Guam "for any contingency", Calvo, dressed in a light blue tropical shirt, said in an interview at his office. (more...)
North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un Suspends Strike On The US North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un Suspends Strike On The US
- August 17, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly dropped plans to launch a missile at Guam- for now. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017. (more...)
Minister Flanagan Condemns Fatal Dublin Shooting Minister Flanagan Condemns Fatal Dublin Shooting
- August 17, 2017

Two others are being treated for injuries sustained in the attack at the Mater Hospital. Reports say the latest shooting incident in the city is gang related, although it is believed that it is not connected to an ongoing feud between the Hutch and Kinahan criminal gangs. (more...)
Twins Continue Series With Indians Twins Continue Series With Indians
- August 17, 2017

The Kansas City Royals are 5½ games back. The Twins and Royals are also in the thick of the chase for the second AL wild-card spot, with the Royals one-half game behind the Los Angeles Angels and the Twins one game back. Indians starters now have a league-low 3.98 ERA, after owning the league's highest rotation ERA (4.86) as late as June 9. After giving up five runs in back-to-back outings, Carrasco got back on track in his last start at Tampa Bay, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh ... (more...)
2000 year old tombs discovered in Egypt 2000 year old tombs discovered in Egypt
- August 17, 2017

Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, hailed the discovery as " very important ". He further explains that "the first tomb is composed of a perpendicular burial shaft engraved in the rock and leads to a burial chamber containing four sarcophagi with anthropoid lids". (more...)
Malala secures place in University of Oxford Malala secures place in University of Oxford
- August 17, 2017

She wrote, "So excited to go to Oxford! Best wishes for life ahead!" She had received a conditional offer from the prestigious university earlier this year. In 2012, a Taliban gunman shot her in the head for her support of education for girls in her native Pakistan. The grades included A*s in maths, biology, chemistry and physics, and As in history and geography. (more...)
Dunford: US military option ready if sanctions… Dunford: US military option ready if sanctions…
- August 17, 2017

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman Joseph Dunford had separate talks with Defense Minister Song Young-moo and his counterpart Lee Sun-jin, according to military and government officials. The U.S. homeland is defended from intercontinental ballistic missiles by ground-based interceptors located at Fort Greely, Alaska. Trump has continued to take an aggressive tone on North Korea . (more...)
David Duke Praises Trump For Remarks Defending Pro-Confederate Protesters David Duke Praises Trump For Remarks Defending Pro-Confederate Protesters
- August 17, 2017

A private attorney working for President Donald Trump forwarded an email which praised Confederate General Robert E. Lee and which alleged that Black Lives Matter 'has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups , ' according to a report Wednesday. (more...)
Philippine economy grows 6.5% in second quarter Philippine economy grows 6.5% in second quarter
- August 17, 2017

The economy expanded 6.4 percent in the first quarter. The briefing by the National Economic Development Authority ( NEDA ) cited growth in household consumption at 5.9 percent, while government consumption increased by 7.1 percent from 0.1 percent, which showed a marked improvement in the absorptive capacity of government agencies. (more...)
N.Korea needs to start move to denuclearize N.Korea needs to start move to denuclearize
- August 17, 2017

Coren said Kim is stepping back from his " bellicose rhetoric " and she found it interesting that he had chose to hold off on his original plan to strike Guam with four intermediate-range missiles. Trump, in response, warned that the military is " locked and loaded " should North Korea act "unwisely". "We need to maintain the firm airborne monitoring system to counter North Korea's strategic and tactical provocations", Lee was quoted as saying by the Air Force. (more...)
Red tape storm over new Brexit customs proposals Red tape storm over new Brexit customs proposals
- August 17, 2017

David Davis has set out proposals for a " customs partnership" between the United Kingdom and the EU. That will take investment and time and it is predicated on having in place an "interim period", in which the United Kingdom will enjoy a bespoke and unprecedented agreement. (more...)
Chase suspect plunges to his death after climb up crane in California Chase suspect plunges to his death after climb up crane in California
- August 17, 2017

The driver at one point stuck his head out the window and appeared to speak with police officials. As of shortly before 9 p.m., the man remained on top of the crane tower in a standoff with police. Just before climbing the crane, the suspect led officers in a chase in an allegedly stolen vehicle. By nightfall, the man had stripped off and thrown his clothes from the crane. (more...)
Knicks not interested in trading Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving Knicks not interested in trading Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving
- August 17, 2017

As the storied franchise continues its hunt for a potential trade partner, the Cavs is moving on from Irving and move forward under the conjecture LeBron James won't re-sign with the organization following the 2017-18 National Basketball Association regular season, thus the need for a young core and emerging talented star like Porzingis. (more...)
N. Korea: Kim Jong Un briefed on missile-launch plan N. Korea: Kim Jong Un briefed on missile-launch plan
- August 17, 2017

The top US general reiterated that in talks in Beijing this week. Ray Tenorio said - "But we are happy that the rhetoric is starting to calm down, perhaps". "Issues regarding the Korean Peninsula should be decided by us, with our national interest being the top priority", Moon said. North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile last month - the second launch of an ICBM in its history - leading the United States to enforce new economic sanctions against Kim and his regime. (more...)
Walls go up around Confederate monument in Birmingham, Alabama Walls go up around Confederate monument in Birmingham, Alabama
- August 17, 2017

Thanks to Mayor Bell for coming around to understand the pain caused by the continued presence of these monuments. AL.com reports that City Council President Johnathan Austin asked the mayor to defy state law and remove Confederate monuments from city parks. (more...)
Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border Two killed on Gaza-Egypt border
- August 17, 2017

One of the people wounded was reported in serious condition. "A security force stopped two persons who approached the border". Islamist group Hamas has run Gaza for a decade but has been regularly criticised by more radical Salafist groups in the strip. (more...)
Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon
- August 17, 2017

In his initial statement on Saturday, Trump pinned the blame " on many sides " while not specifically condemning white nationalists . "I can tell you that", Trump said . Bannon and the White House did not immediately respond to CNN's requests for comment. Bannon said the United States would use Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act against Chinese coercion of technology transfers from U.S. (more...)
Powerball Jackpot Hit $430 Million Wednesday Powerball Jackpot Hit $430 Million Wednesday
- August 17, 2017

The drawing was the 19th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. The ticket was sold at Nick's Barbeque in Palos Heights, Illinois. No one won Wednesday's Powerball and officials have already said the jackpot for Saturday will be $510 million - at least. Friday's Mega Millions jackpot will be worth $20 million ($12 million cash option). (more...)

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