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US, China reach deal to reduce miscalculation US, China reach deal to reduce miscalculation
- August 17, 2017

The top U.S. military officer said today a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable". Fan said China was willing to work with the United States to find more potential for cooperation, handle disputes and sensitive issues appropriately and ensure military cooperation becomes a positive force in relations. (more...)
5th executive leaves Trump's manufacturing council in aftermath of Charlottesville 5th executive leaves Trump's manufacturing council in aftermath of Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

He said in a statement: "I can not sit on a council for a president that tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism". Scott Paul , head of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, quit Trump's manufacturing council earlier on Tuesday. he will have more time to lower ripoff drug prices!" Trump on Monday denounced white supremacists, including neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, as "criminals and thugs", bowing to days of mounting political pressure to condemn such groups explicitly. (more...)
Britain launches inquiry into Grenfell Tower disaster Britain launches inquiry into Grenfell Tower disaster
- August 17, 2017

The company, which does fix and maintenance work for properties belonging to local authorities and other social housing landlords, said on Tuesday that some authorities were holding off on signing new contracts while they conducted safety checks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in June, in which 80 people died. (more...)
World leaders join condemnation of Trump's Charlottesville response
- August 17, 2017

Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson tweeted that Trump had defended "Nazis, fascists and racists". Mr Trump said: "I'm not putting anybody on a moral plane", when asked to condemn white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan thugs for Saturday's bloodshed. (more...)
Bannon calls white supremacists 'a collection of clowns' Bannon calls white supremacists 'a collection of clowns'
- August 17, 2017

Bannon came on very much later than that", he said. The president is under renewed pressure to fire Mr Bannon, who has survived earlier rounds of having fallen out of favour with Mr Trump. "The economic war with China is everything", Mr Bannon said. He has pushed to scrap the 2015 nuclear-weapons agreement with Iran, which McMaster argues should remain in place, and has also proposed using contractors to fight the war in Afghanistan rather than expanding USA forces there, as McMaster has ... (more...)
In Holland a man took hostage an employee of the radio station In Holland a man took hostage an employee of the radio station
- August 17, 2017

ANP Nieuws reported earlier the man had had a dispute with the woman, an employee at the station, outside the building, and then forced her to accompany him inside at knifepoint. The Hilversum campus houses one arm of the Dutch national broadcaster, NPO alongside a range of other networks including the main commercial broadcaster, NOS. (more...)
Alonso, Martin power Mariners past Orioles Alonso, Martin power Mariners past Orioles
- August 17, 2017

When Trumbo discussed the move with Showalter, he told the manager: "Guys there are outperforming me, so where is the debate?" Alonso batted just.192 in his first seven games with the Mariners before breaking out Wednesday. The Orioles bunched five consecutive one-out hits to go up 4-3 in the fifth. Tim Beckham singled in Gentry. The Mariners responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead. (more...)
Wong, Umbrella Movement leaders jailed in Hong Kong Wong, Umbrella Movement leaders jailed in Hong Kong
- August 17, 2017

The government wants harsher sentences for Wong, now general secretary of the political party Demosisto , former student leader Alex Chow, and ousted lawmaker Nathan Law , for storming a cordoned-off area at government headquarters during the Occupy Central campaign for universal suffrage. (more...)
Trump disbands two White House business councils amid Charlottesville criticism Trump disbands two White House business councils amid Charlottesville criticism
- August 17, 2017

Lee". But his remarks , one day after he, under pressure, explicitly condemned neo Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, left White House officials bracing for fallout from disappointed Republicans whose support he needs to govern in the coming months and years. (more...)
Umar Akmal set to receive show cause notice over Arthur allegations Umar Akmal set to receive show cause notice over Arthur allegations
- August 17, 2017

Akmal's claims have also stoked the flames further with the Pakistan Cricket Board issuing a show cause notice to the player. "I did tell him a few home truths and said he was always looking for excuses instead of looking at himself", the former South Africa and Australia coach told ESPNcricinfo . (more...)
Can Diageo plc (ADR) (DEO)'s Tomorrow Be Different? The Stock Increases Again
- August 17, 2017

About 50 shares traded. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500. Goldman Sachs maintained it with "Buy" rating and $80 target in Friday, March 10 report. The Firm is engaged in the development and operation of mineral properties. The company has market cap of $297.06 million. It operates in three divisions: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect and Wealth Management. (more...)
Israeli Defense Chiefs Head To Washington For Talks On Syria Israeli Defense Chiefs Head To Washington For Talks On Syria
- August 17, 2017

A senior Israeli security official has stated that the Israeli intelligence community is monitoring the construction of a factory in Lebanon, which may be an Iranian missile development center. He added that Israel is not obligated to abide to any worldwide agreement that Iran signed on, referring to the nuclear agreement between Iran and six states, US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra criticised and called shameful for her post on Independence Day Priyanka Chopra criticised and called shameful for her post on Independence Day
- August 17, 2017

Talking about the same, since Priyanka Chopra is missing all the Independence Day celebration due to her overseas commitments, the actress made a decision to post her sentiments on her Instagram page saying, "Independence Day #Vibes????#MyHeartBelongsToIndia #happyindependencedayindia #jaihind" along with the boomerang video. (more...)
Trump slams Lindsey Graham, media over Charlottesville backlash Trump slams Lindsey Graham, media over Charlottesville backlash
- August 17, 2017

Heyer", Trump said on Twitter. He also said people on the "alt-right" and the "alt-left" were to blame for the violence, even though it was a self-proclaimed white supremacist who allegedly drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters and killing Heyer. (more...)
New shock rocks government: Nationals' deputy Fiona Nash a dual British citizen New shock rocks government: Nationals' deputy Fiona Nash a dual British citizen
- August 17, 2017

The NSW Senator, born in Sydney , but now living out near Young , revealed that she is a British citizen by descent from her Scottish father - a fact that would make her ineligible for election to the Australian parliament under the nefarious section 44 of the Constitution . (more...)
Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum risks 'civil war' Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum risks 'civil war'
- August 17, 2017

Turkey has a substantial Kurdish minority which some estimates put at a quarter of the total population of just under 80 million. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani to delay the 25 September vote because America fears it would detract from "more urgent priorities" in the region, such as defeating the Isis terror group. (more...)
Justice Minister Michael Keenan a United Kingdom citizen Justice Minister Michael Keenan a United Kingdom citizen
- August 17, 2017

Fairfax reports Justice Minister Michael Keenan might have inherited United Kingdom citizenship from his father. Justice Minister Michael Keenan could be yet another dual citizen sitting in federal Parliament. The Deputy Prime Minister says he will recontest his seat of New England should the High Court rule he was invalidly elected. "Where there are any issues with respect to dual citizenship - potential or otherwise - candidates are required to take all reasonable steps to renounce ... (more...)
UTC CEO Resigns from Trump Panel UTC CEO Resigns from Trump Panel
- August 17, 2017

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Bellevue, calls out as inadequate Trump's belated and initially equivocal response to the "Unite the Right " rally in Charlottesville . Mark Weinberger, global chairman and chief executive of accountants EY, and another former member, said: "Intolerance, racism and violence have absolutely no place in this country and are an affront to core American values". (more...)
More executives resign from Trump council — BBCI More executives resign from Trump council — BBCI
- August 17, 2017

In brief remarks later the same day, Trump said " many sides " were responsible for the violence, which critics said spared white supremacists and sought to spread the blame to counter-protestors. The chief executives of Merck , Under Armour and Intel all quit a presidential manufacturing council on Monday after Trump took two days to denounce white supremacy. (more...)
PM Modi's Kashmir outreach welcomed in Jammu and Kashmir PM Modi's Kashmir outreach welcomed in Jammu and Kashmir
- August 17, 2017

Hitting out at the Modi government's foreign policy, Mr Gandhi accused the prime minister of alienating India's neighbours and also Russian Federation. "Prime minister Modi has been busy dividing the country". "I guess that covers both sides - terrorists and security forces", he said. He also took a dig on PM's Black Money and Demonetisation remarks which has led to the forceful disclosure of unaccounted money by many. (more...)