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The Response in South Korea to Threats of War? A Collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The Response in South Korea to Threats of War? A Collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- August 19, 2017

In what may or may not be a first (certainly in my living memory), the North Korean Leader has made concessions which de-escalate tensions with the United States rather than raise them. The main South Korean opposition Liberty Korea Party, the reincarnation of the conservative party that had been led by disgraced former president Park Geun-hye, this week added bringing American nuclear weapons back to its party platform. (more...)
USA war games with S. Korea to go ahead USA war games with S. Korea to go ahead
- August 19, 2017

The Hankyoreh newspaper called for South Korea's government to take on a bigger role in solving the North Korean nuclear problem. "However we should not be impatient about it". island of Guam in the Pacific. Trump has urged China, the North's main ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in its neighbour, often linking Beijing's efforts to comments around U.S. (more...)
10-year-old rape victim gives birth after being denied abortion 10-year-old rape victim gives birth after being denied abortion
- August 19, 2017

A 10-year-old rape victim was forced to give birth after she was denied an abortion by India's Supreme Court. Appearing before a Bench of Justices Madan B. The 10-year-old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. The apex court has sought replies from all concerned by August 22. (more...)
Trump tells Guam Governor 'you are safe' Trump tells Guam Governor 'you are safe'
- August 19, 2017

Trump raised alarm around the world - and particularly in Asia - by warning that North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it were to keep threatening the United States . Trump tweeted Friday: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". Two of the US' regional allies, South Korea and Japan, are taking steps to counter a potential escalation of tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. (more...)
Intruder attacks policeman with a samurai sword at Taiwan's presidential palace Intruder attacks policeman with a samurai sword at Taiwan's presidential palace
- August 19, 2017

South China Morning Post reports that Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen, was attending a gathering for staff members' children when the attack occurred. TV footage showed Lu being carried away by four officers and put inside a police auto at a side entrance to the presidential office, which has been cordoned off since the attack. (more...)
Why Iran nuclear deal is still a historic challenge for Trump Why Iran nuclear deal is still a historic challenge for Trump
- August 19, 2017

The U.S. legislation also applies terrorism sanctions to the Guard and enforces an existing arms embargo. "At the same time, however, we must also continue to hold Iran responsible for its missile launches, support for terrorism, disregard for human rights and violations of U.N. (more...)
Do war games risk escalating North Korea crisis? Do war games risk escalating North Korea crisis?
- August 19, 2017

Dunford believes that a conflict on the Korean Peninsula would be terrible, but that does not mean there are not military options. Guam officials are taking the latest missive from North Korea as a sign that the rhetoric is calming down. (more...)
South Korea decisionmaker on military action, no more war: Moon South Korea decisionmaker on military action, no more war: Moon
- August 19, 2017

The general stopped in Hawaii on his way to consult with Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr . In a speech Tuesday, Moon said Seoul "will work closely with the United States to break through the security crisis". On Sunday, US National Security Adviser HR McMaster said he did not think the sides were closer to war than a week ago, while CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he saw no intelligence to suggest the sides were on the cusp of a nuclear war. (more...)
Are we at economic war with China? Are we at economic war with China?
- August 19, 2017

The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of USA intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a probe was needed. (more...)
Family of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall appeals for closure Family of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall appeals for closure
- August 19, 2017

Peter Madsen was the only survivor after his homemade Nautilus sub sank off the coast of Denmark Thursday evening. "We sincerely hope that she will be found and that she is well". A Danish military plane, requested by police, has been flying for the past few days over the Oresund straight. According to BBC , "Peter Madsen said he dropped Kim Wall off after dark at about 22:30 at the Halvandet restaurant, on the northern tip of Refshaleoen, close to where they had met earlier". (more...)
Johnson Wagner makes albatross at Wyndham Championship Johnson Wagner makes albatross at Wyndham Championship
- August 19, 2017

It remains a tall order for the Dubliner to qualify for the first of four play-off events as he must either win or finish second to climb into the 125 spots available and retain his PGA Tour card. 5-8 - to surge up the leaderboard. He played his final nine holes in even-par, with two birdies and two bogeys. Simpson - a North Carolina native and 2012 U.S. (more...)
Enable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) AO Seeing a Consistent Downtrend Enable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) AO Seeing a Consistent Downtrend
- August 19, 2017

The company was maintained on Thursday, February 11 by Peel Hunt. They gave a "hold" recommendation and a $73.00 price target for The corporation. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of AMID in report on Friday, January 15 to "Market Perform" rating. (more...)
Trump attacks Lindsey Graham over Charlottesville violence comments
- August 19, 2017

In numerous countries, Trump does beat out Putin in trustworthiness - which is comforting considering a global average of just 26 percent of people say they have confidence in the Russian president. "And I have no doubt about it". Graham added his voice to a slew of Republican members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who have taken to Twitter to condemn and distance themselves from Trump's statements . (more...)
Florida Police Officers Shot and Killed Florida Police Officers Shot and Killed
- August 19, 2017

Authorities have not released the names of the officers. The Florida Highway Patrol issued an advisory warning drivers to stay out of the area near US 192 and Orange Blossom Trail due to heavy police activity. "Our law enforcement officers are true heroes and we will miss these fearless Floridians", Scott posted on Twitter. No further information about the incident, which occurred around 9:30 p.m., was immediately available. (more...)
Kenyan Opposition Files Petition to Overturn Election Result Kenyan Opposition Files Petition to Overturn Election Result
- August 19, 2017

Was the Kenyan election either free or fair? Nasa says they have electronic evidence showing how slain Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ICT manager Chris Msando's allegedly stolen credentials were used to rig the election, a claim Nasa have consistently maintained. (more...)
Several local schools receive unsatisfactory ratings Several local schools receive unsatisfactory ratings
- August 19, 2017

Created by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001, the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) is designed to encourage public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes. (more...)
Spain: the father of the suspects, moroccan Oukabir Spain: the father of the suspects, moroccan Oukabir "in shock"
- August 19, 2017

It said that police were not certain that the teenager was the driver, who was seen putting on a cap and fleeing after driving nearly the full length of Las Ramblas leaving more than 100 injured from 34 different countries. Authorities have thus far arrested four people in connection the Barcelona attack and a related incident in the Spanish town of Cambrils that occurred hours later. (more...)
South Korea proposes joint inquiry with North into Japanese colonial rule South Korea proposes joint inquiry with North into Japanese colonial rule
- August 19, 2017

Last week, North Korea threatened to fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, with President Trump following up with a warning of "fire and fury like the world has never seen before". North Korea has in the past fired missiles and taken other steps in response to such exercises. "I want to warn North Korea to do no more risky gambling", added Moon. (more...)
Senator Nick Xenophon confirmed to be a British citizen Senator Nick Xenophon confirmed to be a British citizen
- August 19, 2017

As well as Xenophon and Joyce, the Nationals' Matt Canavan and Fiona Nash , One Nation's Malcolm Roberts and the Greens' Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters to have come a cropper under the little-known constitutional rule. "I'm doing all I can to clarify it and sort it out", Senator Xenophon told reporters in Adelaide. The High Court will begin hearings into Joyce's eligibility on 24 August. (more...)
South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
- August 19, 2017

President Donald Trump threatened North Korea's leader saying they will not hesitate to counter attack the North if it still continues to make threats on any U.S. The U.S. itself has data showing the benefits of the bilateral FTA and the country profits in service trade with South Korea. His comments followed Mattis' threat that it would be "game on" if North Korea carried out its threat to fire missiles toward the U.S. (more...)

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