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China to suspend imports from North Korea China to suspend imports from North Korea
- August 17, 2017

US President Donald Trump said last week Washington would rain " fire and fury " on North Korea , which some interpreted as threatening the country with a preemptive nuclear attack. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters Thursday that he's advised the US leadership not to dial back on the exercises with South Korea. Beijing had always been Pyongyang's only diplomatic defender but agreed in March 2016 to sanctions against the North following its test of a long-range missile. (more...)
Chartlottesville Chief of Police: It was a tragic, tragic weekend Chartlottesville Chief of Police: It was a tragic, tragic weekend
- August 17, 2017

WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini reports. "I hold the alt-right, and these bigots, and literal Nazis and KKK members and all the rest of these haters responsible for what happened this weekend". "It's surreal. I heard the auto took someone's life, but I never could have imagined it was someone I knew and grew up with". "But her mother on Twitter thanked me for what I said". (more...)
Bishop: Tree plaques in Brooklyn honoring Gen. Lee to be removed Bishop: Tree plaques in Brooklyn honoring Gen. Lee to be removed
- August 17, 2017

The plaques were removed by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island , which owns the property. The move comes as statues to Confederate leaders are being taken down across the country and after the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, spurred by white supremacists gathered to protest the city's planned removal of a Lee statue in a downtown park. (more...)
Students across UAE celebrate A Level results Students across UAE celebrate A Level results
- August 17, 2017

There have been some stellar individual performances this year at St Benedict's, and I am delighted so many of our leavers are now heading to top Russell Group universities". Alongside the A levels , the College BTEC results continue to be outstanding against national comparisons. - Jake Allen secured 3 A grades in French, maths and physics. (more...)
TMC #1, BJP #2 in Bengal civic bypolls TMC #1, BJP #2 in Bengal civic bypolls
- August 17, 2017

The TMC is followed by BJP which garnered four seats while the Left and the Congress drew a blank, officials said. Thanking the people for giving a resounding mandate to her party, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dubbed it as "victory of the masses". (more...)
Eclipse will cut down on solar energy Eclipse will cut down on solar energy
- August 17, 2017

Eclipse will cut down on solar. PJM said they project the eclipse to impact some 2,500 mega-watts of solar power generation, primarily in rooftop solar systems. This work will serve as a benchmark reference for any utility to optimize its solar resources at all times. North Carolina's power grid will face a similar juggling act to make up for its 4,000 megawatts of lost solar power, according to the NERC report. (more...)
Richmond councilman to seek removal of Confederate monuments Richmond councilman to seek removal of Confederate monuments
- August 17, 2017

Two men who identify themselves as the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson are calling for the removal of the statue of the Confederate general in Virginia's capital city. Lee statue. The gathering of neo-Nazis, white nationalists and white supremacists in Charlottesville is thought to be the largest such demonstration in about a decade. (more...)
Uganda receives one million South Sudan refugees Uganda receives one million South Sudan refugees
- August 17, 2017

Uganda had two options: to try to keep refugees out because of the burden they may represent for a still developing country, or to embrace the refugees from South Sudan as brothers and sisters who needed help and a chance to start a new life somewhere safe. (more...)
Baltimore City leaders vow to remove Confederate statues Baltimore City leaders vow to remove Confederate statues
- August 17, 2017

Now, the planned removal of the statue has become a rallying cause for white supremacists and others - and a symbol of growing discontent. Some argue that the structures are memorials to veterans whose military service is an indelible part of American history, others see them as a shameful ode to white supremacism, while other groups view the resistance to the demolition of these monuments, and the brand new erection of a whole new crop of Confederate statues, less as a remembrance of ... (more...)
Rahul Gandhi prefers 'Sach Bharat' to 'Swachh Bharat'! Rahul Gandhi prefers 'Sach Bharat' to 'Swachh Bharat'!
- August 17, 2017

Launching an attack on the RSS , the Congress leader said that it knows very well that the ideology promoted by it can not win elections in India, so it is posting its people in key institutions all over the country. Gandhi also said that the RSS's most prominent leader during the Independence movement wrote to the British rulers, offering his apology in return for release from prison. (more...)
2K Sports Adding Many New Classic Teams In NBA 2K18 2K Sports Adding Many New Classic Teams In NBA 2K18
- August 17, 2017

National Basketball Association 2K18 is out on September 19 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Announced recently by the developers over on Twitter, new Classic Teams are now set to be revealed on August 25. Not only is it one of the few Knicks teams that managed to reach the NBA Finals, but it is also one that did so as an eighth seed entering the postseason. (more...)
Germany to look into Turkey's request to extradite coup suspect Germany to look into Turkey's request to extradite coup suspect
- August 17, 2017

Cavusoglu told broadcaster TRT Haber that Ankara sent the note following reports that Oksuz was seen in Germany. Cavusoglu said: "If this person is there, we asked that he be located, taken into custody and returned to Turkey". Over 50,000 people have been detained in a crackdown by Turkish authorities, with journalists and opposition figures targeted as well. And regarding the tense relationship between the two countries, Jawish Oglu said that his country is in regular contact with ... (more...)
Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar elected as Acting President of PML-N Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar elected as Acting President of PML-N
- August 17, 2017

The final name for the party president will be announced after PML-N's general counsel meeting that will be held on September 7. The commission had already apprised the ruling party in writing about Nawaz Sharif's incapacity to remain president of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) in wake of his ouster as PM by Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Papers case. (more...)
Government demands security info from smartphone makers, most are Chinese Government demands security info from smartphone makers, most are Chinese
- August 17, 2017

The companies pulled are required to present their responses to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology till August 28. The exercise is being conducted in light of contacts and text messages leaked from mobile phones reported in India and overseas. (more...)
Several hurt as van ploughs into crowds in Barcelona Several hurt as van ploughs into crowds in Barcelona
- August 17, 2017

The incident occurred on the famous La Rambla, a street popular for tourists visiting the city. "There are injured", the Catalan police force said in English on Twitter, having translated as "trampling" the Catalan word for "run over". There were a lot people, lots of families [at the site], this is one of the most visited sites in Barcelona . People have been told to avoid the area. (more...)
Florida woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone in pick-up line Florida woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone in pick-up line
- August 17, 2017

According to WTVJ , 39-year-old Christina Hester was in her vehicle in the pick-up line at Lexington Middle School in Lee County, Florida, when she was observed by a officer patrolling the inside of the school snorting a white powder through a straw. (more...)
Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours
- August 17, 2017

Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. Most are sailing across the 12km (seven-mile) Strait of Gibraltar and many are choosing cheap, child-sized paddle boats without motors that allow them to bypass people smuggling networks and their fees. (more...)
Sergio Busquets: Madrid defeat shows Barcelona need new signings Sergio Busquets: Madrid defeat shows Barcelona need new signings
- August 17, 2017

Marco Asensio followed up his brilliant late goal in Sunday's first leg with a stunning effort from 30 metres in the fourth minute that proved a punishing blow for the Catalans. "All of that is past, there are no invincible teams, if there is a certainty in this sport, it's that we are going to lose every day", Valverde said. (more...)
UK Trying To Avoid Customs Border With Ireland UK Trying To Avoid Customs Border With Ireland
- August 17, 2017

The Government has set out proposals that it hopes will maintain a "frictionless and seamless" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic when the United Kingdom leaves the EU. "Automating customs controls so that goods can move without delay at the land border is essential - achieving this will be hard". "I think we have some of that thinking in the paper that is being published today", he added. (more...)
Trump's Lawyer Forwarded an Email Comparing Robert E. Lee to George Washington Trump's Lawyer Forwarded an Email Comparing Robert E. Lee to George Washington
- August 17, 2017

President George Washington . The email further stated, "Both men's battle tactics are still taught at West Point", "both were great men, great Americans and great commanders" and "both saved America". One woman died and at least 19 people were injured after a driver with ties to white supremacists rammed his vehicle into counter-protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday. (more...)

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