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USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea
- August 19, 2017

Abe told Dunford: "We firmly demonstrated the strength of the Japan-US alliance at a time when the North Korea situation has intensified". Tillerson reiterated the US interest in resuming a long-stalled diplomatic dialogue with Pyongyang in an effort to stop its nuclear development. (more...)
Korea leader gets plans for missile tests near Guam Korea leader gets plans for missile tests near Guam
- August 19, 2017

The SDF spokesman said the country's Aegis ballistic missile defense system was deployed in the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, but would not give a specific location. "President Trump expressed his position to actively support the move", a South Korean government spokesperson said following the conversation between the two heads of government, according to Yonhap News . (more...)
Pentagon prepares for a war game on the Korean Peninsula Pentagon prepares for a war game on the Korean Peninsula
- August 19, 2017

Moon, the liberal president elected in May, ruled out the prospect of another war on the Korean Peninsula, even as he warned Pyongyang that it was rapidly approaching a "red line" with its missile program. Most notably, Pyongyang said it might consider an attack on the area near the United States territory of Guam in the Western Pacific. "Nevertheless, we view the likelihood of the North Korean regime provoking a major armed conflict on the peninsula to be low". (more...)
Solar interest eclipses all else Solar interest eclipses all else
- August 19, 2017

During a solar eclipse, the moon covers the sun. The path of the total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from OR to SC. The path of totality starts in OR, cutting down through Missouri and finishing the United States path in SC. (more...)
Age Isn't Slowing Down Tom Brady at All Age Isn't Slowing Down Tom Brady at All
- August 19, 2017

As a dual-threat quarterback, it will certainly be good for the Patriots' defense to face someone they might see in the playoffs. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a special visitor on the sidelines at Patriots practice, when 11-year-old Gabe Lester, who is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment, got the opportunity to meet his hero. (more...)
Operations launched against IS enclave near Lebanese border Operations launched against IS enclave near Lebanese border
- August 19, 2017

The Lebanese army operation got underway at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), targeting Islamic State positions near the town of Ras Baalbek with rockets, artillery and helicopters, a Lebanese security source said. That would spare Washington the potential embarrassment of appearing to be allied with a group it classifies as a terror organization. A group of IS militants, including a self-styled "emir", or local commander, surrendered to the advancing Hezbollah and Syrian forces by midday, according ... (more...)
Catalonia says Independence Vote to be held despite terror attacks Catalonia says Independence Vote to be held despite terror attacks
- August 19, 2017

Oukabir was among those killed by local police in Cambrils, a nearby town, after a separate, but connected, attack in which another pedestrian was killed. Turnbull says: "All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona ". (more...)
Russian Federation stabbing: Eight hurt as knifeman attacks people in street Russian Federation stabbing: Eight hurt as knifeman attacks people in street
- August 19, 2017

The attacker, whose identity is yet to be disclosed, has been "liquidated", said Russia's Investigations Committee. All were rushed to hospital with two in a critical condition. It is a major centre for oil and gas production in the country and lies about 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles) northeast of Moscow . On Friday, Finland saw two killed and several injured after a knife attack which is now being treated as terrorism. (more...)
AIADMK Merger Delayed, Differences Within Factions Prevail AIADMK Merger Delayed, Differences Within Factions Prevail
- August 19, 2017

After the much-anticipated merger was delayed as the two factions of AIADMK, who gathered at the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J jayalalithaa's memorial at Marina Beach on Friday, left without making any statement. Besides this, the OPS faction will also get more posts district secretary posts and top posts in the state boards, a senior leader in the OPS camp told the Indian Express. (more...)
US, South Korean defence chiefs to meet this month - Pentagon US, South Korean defence chiefs to meet this month - Pentagon
- August 19, 2017

There's a reason for him to highlight that: He wants South Korea to feature in any future diplomacy between the USA and North Korea . North Korea views such exercises as preparations to invade it. He called the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles equipped with nuclear warheads a "red line" that the North is nearing, implying a threat of American military retribution. (more...)
Xi calls for calm after Trump says USA is 'locked and loaded' Xi calls for calm after Trump says USA is 'locked and loaded'
- August 19, 2017

Ahead of Trump's latest comments, North Korean officials said the USA "would suffer a shameful defeat and final doom" if it "persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure", according to a statement on KCNA. The report quotes Xi as saying: "At present, the relevant parties must maintain restraint and avoid words and deeds that would exacerbate the tension on the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
Rabbi that oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion joins chorus criticizing president's Charlottesville response Rabbi that oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion joins chorus criticizing president's Charlottesville response
- August 19, 2017

Steinmetz, Weinstock and Lookstein said in the statement that although they typically "avoid politics", Trump's response was deeply troubling. The letter comes as the president continues to face backlash for his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville that was spurred by a white supremacist rally. (more...)
Charlottesville Police Chief denies officers were told not to intervene in rally Charlottesville Police Chief denies officers were told not to intervene in rally
- August 19, 2017

The rallies come after violence between white supremacists and anti-fascists in the Virginia city of Charlottesville , during a protest by the former group against the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument. "The blame for today's violence lies primarily with the Charlottesville government officials and the police officers who failed to maintain law and order, protect the First Amendment rights of rally participants, and provide for their safety", Kessler said in a statement on ... (more...)
Watching the Tape Move for Ibio Inc (IBIO)
- August 19, 2017

Presently, GMV Minerals Inc (GMV.V) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -15.67. Typically, the CCI oscillates above and below a zero line. On the other hand, a reading of -100 would imply that the stock is oversold and possibly set for a rally. (more...)
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...)