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Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville
- August 18, 2017

But they were also troubled by Trump's reaction. In an off-the-rails news conference on Tuesday, Trump said "both sides" deserve blame for violence that erupted in Charlottesville , Va., over the weekend during a white nationalist rally. (more...)
USA and Japan warn North Korea of consequences if it attacks first USA and Japan warn North Korea of consequences if it attacks first
- August 18, 2017

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the exercises were "not now on the table as part of the negotiation at any level". The top United States diplomat laid out the global "peaceful pressure" campaign he is leading against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK, but in response to a question from CNN's Elise Labott, he added that the diplomatic approach "has to be backed with military threat" if North Korea chooses to move forward with destabilizing ... (more...)
North Korea Releases Photos Of Kim Reviewing Guam Attack Plan North Korea Releases Photos Of Kim Reviewing Guam Attack Plan
- August 18, 2017

If North Korea fires missiles deemed to be a threat to Guam, "then it's game on, and we will try and do our best to make sure it does not hit the United States", Mattis said. On the other hand, the US insists Pyongyang's denuclearization is vital for any peaceful solution. But Stephen Noerper, a Columbia University political science professor and senior director at the Korea Society, told the Wall Street Journal that with joint military exercises between the USA and South Korea set to ... (more...)
P10-M fine instead of suspension, Uber appeals P10-M fine instead of suspension, Uber appeals
- August 18, 2017

The LTFRB warned Uber drivers not to take on passengers or else risk paying a fine as well as being apprehended. During the meeting, Uber Technologies Southeast Asia manager Michael Brown apologized to LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III for any misunderstanding caused by its continuing acceptance of new drivers into its system despite an order halting activation. (more...)
Missouri lawmaker posts comment: 'I hope Trump is assassinated!' Missouri lawmaker posts comment: 'I hope Trump is assassinated!'
- August 18, 2017

Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) says there's "no way in hell" she will be resigning from her post, despite pleas from prominent state Democrats and Sen. "I put something up on my personal Facebook page and it has now been deleted", she said. "I'm not apologizing for being frustrated and angry at the bigot that we have in our White House". "But, what I posted earlier, I truly believe will happen, sooner. (more...)
At Least 1 Dead, 32 Injured In Barcelona Terror Attack At Least 1 Dead, 32 Injured In Barcelona Terror Attack
- August 18, 2017

The police force for Spain's Catalonia region says it has arrested a man in the Barcelona van attack and is "treating him as a terrorist". People quickly took shelter in nearby cafes and shops. Today's attack, which followed similar incidents in Britain, Germany and France, drew widespread condemnation. "Be tough & strong, we love you!" he tweeted . (more...)
Democrats call for removal of Confederate statues from US Capitol Democrats call for removal of Confederate statues from US Capitol
- August 18, 2017

Each state gets to display two statues to commemorate notable citizens. Booker also acknowledged the millions of Americans who see those statues as symbols of the bigotry and hate the country has yet to reckon with. In a tweet Thursday morning, he said the history and culture of the country was being "ripped apart" by removing "our lovely statues and monuments". State governments decide their statues and whether they should be replaced. (more...)
Corker: Trump hasn't demonstrated the stability or competence to be successful Corker: Trump hasn't demonstrated the stability or competence to be successful
- August 18, 2017

He's got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that. The president fought back against lawmakers' criticism Thursday. He changed course in remarks at the White House on Monday, where he said, "Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans". (more...)
Nawaz will not appear before NAB tomorrow, says PML-N Nawaz will not appear before NAB tomorrow, says PML-N
- August 18, 2017

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the directive of the Supreme Court issued summons to Sharif and his sons - Hussain and Hasan - to interrogate them in its Lahore office in connection with their offshore properties revealed by the Panama Papers case. (more...)
No bullock cart races till cruelty rules are framed No bullock cart races till cruelty rules are framed
- August 18, 2017

He also claimed that getting the bullocks to run fast falls within the ambit of cruelty to animals. According to Marathe, the bullocks are not meant for racing like horses. During the budget session of the Maharashtra legislature, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance had introduced a bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Maharashtra Amendment) Act to regularise the bullock cart races in the state, which was subsequently passed. (more...)
Cleveland Clinic Pulls Fundraiser From Trump's Mar-a-Lago Cleveland Clinic Pulls Fundraiser From Trump's Mar-a-Lago
- August 18, 2017

And in July, almost 1,700 people - including doctors and medical students - signed an open letter asking the clinic to hold the fundraiser somewhere else. The hospital, which has held the fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago for the past 8 years, received pressure from other health care professionals to choose a different venue following the president's push to repeal and replace ObamaCare and cut federal budget dollars to medical research. (more...)
Trump cites tale of Gen. Pershing's pigs' blood bullets that historians dismiss Trump cites tale of Gen. Pershing's pigs' blood bullets that historians dismiss
- August 18, 2017

The notion that pig's blood was used as an anti-Muslim weapon appears to derive from a 1939 Gary Cooper movie and a single letter written in 1960. But Trump has been quick to cite "radical Islamic terrorism" for attacks in the past. The president went on to say Pershing ordered his men to dip bullets in the blood of pigs, since pork is forbidden in Islam. And he has his men load up their rifles and he lined up the 50 people and they shot 49 of those people. (more...)
Northern Ireland Court Rules Gay Marriage Ban Doesn't Violate Rights Northern Ireland Court Rules Gay Marriage Ban Doesn't Violate Rights
- August 17, 2017

A court in Northern Ireland has rejected a couple's plea to have their same-sex marriage recognised, asserting again that there are no exceptions to the territory's ban on equal marriage. A majority of MLAs backed a law change the last time the issue came to the floor of Stormont, but the socially conservative Democratic Unionists triggered a contentious voting mechanism to effectively block the measure. (more...)
Trump Applauds Kelli Ward's Decision To Challenge Jeff Flake Trump Applauds Kelli Ward's Decision To Challenge Jeff Flake
- August 18, 2017

Jeff Flake's primary opponent, lashing out at the Arizona Republican senator who has become one of his most vocal critics. Contributor Willie Geist explained that Trump's attacks against Senate Republicans aren't strategic and are only emotional responses to feeling "slighted" by them. (more...)
Germany Supports China-Proposed 'Double Freeze' Plan for North Korea Germany Supports China-Proposed 'Double Freeze' Plan for North Korea
- August 18, 2017

US President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang that if it continued to threaten Washington, it would be met with "fire and fury". South Korean President Moon Jae-In, delivers a speech during celebrations of the 72th anniversary of Korea's Independence Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945 in Seoul , South Korea, August 15, 2017. (more...)
Veteran teacher stable after shooting self at Douglas County school Veteran teacher stable after shooting self at Douglas County school
- August 17, 2017

It was a scenario county's school system and sheriff's office had previously trained to handle: A shooter on campus. As busloads of students arrived at the school Thursday, administrators shuffled them to the gym before anyone could head to class. (more...)
WRAPUP 6-US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea WRAPUP 6-US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea
- August 17, 2017

Costs for the new land-based Aegis defense system will be included in the defense ministry's draft budget for next fiscal year, although the actual amount will be left blank until the end of the year, due to the need for further consultations with the USA, sources close to the matter said Thursday. (more...)
Gov't verifying reported presence of Chinese vessels near Pagasa Island Gov't verifying reported presence of Chinese vessels near Pagasa Island
- August 18, 2017

Five Chinese ships were found near Thitu Island, the biggest island in the Spratlys administered by the Philippines, a Filipino lawmaker said during a press conference yesterday. "Our BFAR ship was prevented by Chinese fishing vessels from going near our sand bars located generally west of Pag-asa Island around 2 to 7 nautical miles away", said Alejano. (more...)
Families await remains of 37 dead in Venezuela prison clash Families await remains of 37 dead in Venezuela prison clash
- August 18, 2017

Amazonas Governor Liborio Guarulla, an opponent of President Nicolas Maduro, described the episode as a "massacre" caused by an Interior Ministry team that tried to take the prison by force, Efe news reported. Two prison-monitoring groups, A Window to Freedom and the Venezuelan Prisons Observatory, said the 37 killed were all inmates. Guarulla went on to state that police killed 40 percent of the entire population of the detention center, previously 105 inmates. (more...)
Rohit Sharma Shares His Feelings About Being India's Vice Captain Rohit Sharma Shares His Feelings About Being India's Vice Captain
- August 18, 2017

Bhuvneshwar's inclusion in the playing eleven seems certain and for that, the 27-year-old paceman from UP is practising his heart out. After being rested for the West Indies' tour, Rohit is back again in the ODI squad and this time as its vice-captain. (more...)