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US, South Korea Launch Military Exercises US, South Korea Launch Military Exercises
- August 22, 2017

South Korean president Moon Jae-in (centre) in a cabinet meeting over annual military drills with the U.S., at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Monday. Russian Federation has also asked for the drills to stop but the USA has not backed down. US and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. (more...)
South joint drills begin South joint drills begin
- August 22, 2017

Ambassador Kim repeated to the secretary-general the decision by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold off on launching missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam. "President Moon noted the need to continue sending a clear message to the North that a brighter future will be guaranteed should it choose to come to the negotiations table, while continuously increasing pressure and sanctions on the North", the Cheong Wa Dae spokesman said. (more...)
US, South Korea begin joint military exercise amidst threats US, South Korea begin joint military exercise amidst threats
- August 22, 2017

The exercise brings together as many as 50,000 South Korean soldiers and approximately 17,500 USA service members for a simulation of war on the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean president agreed on the need to add more pressure on the North, but insisted the final and sole objective of the additional pressure must be to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue "peacefully" and through dialogue. (more...)
South Korea vows no war despite North's missile threat South Korea vows no war despite North's missile threat
- August 22, 2017

About 17,500 USA service members are participating in the exercise this month, down from 25,000 past year, according to the Pentagon. However, the south Korean president Moon Jae-In has assured Thursday that it would "prevent the war at any price". (more...)
President Trump used naked eyes to stare into solar eclipse President Trump used naked eyes to stare into solar eclipse
- August 22, 2017

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were caught by the press looking at the solar eclipse from the White House's Truman Balcony. On Monday, social media quickly filled with photos and GIFs of the president checking out the historic solar eclipse without proper protection. (more...)
No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President
- August 22, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's commitment to resolving the North Korea situation through dialogue has been sorely tested as Pyongyang carries on with provocations and the USA demands a more forceful approach. "If North Korea provokes again, it will face with much harsher sanction and won't stand it in the end". The way they see it, US forces and military activities serve only to provoke North Korea instead of bringing peace to the peninsula, which is divided by the world's most ... (more...)
Thieves Steal ATM With Forklift in Daring Heist Thieves Steal ATM With Forklift in Daring Heist
- August 22, 2017

August 16. Conway, Arkansas, police are seeking help identifying the theives responsible for yanking out the ATM and driving away with it. The heist occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Police say a bank employee noticed damage to the drive-in area when she arrived at work later that morning. Police said they believe the caper was done by people who work in the construction industry, though no suspects have yet been reported. (more...)
Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump's right to privacy Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump's right to privacy
- August 22, 2017

They were returning to the White House following President Donald Trump's "working vacation" at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. Which makes the article's assertion that "the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public" even more freaky. (more...)
Dropped England striker Eni Aluko accuses manager of making 'racist' Ebola remark Dropped England striker Eni Aluko accuses manager of making 'racist' Ebola remark
- August 22, 2017

Last year, a three-month independent investigation cleared Sampson and the Football Association of any wrongdoing. Aluko also claims that within 24 hours of meeting with leading figures at the FA to discuss her complaint, the organisation emailed to inform her she was facing an investigation for her role as a sports lawyer for a football agency, a potential conflict of interest while a playing for Chelsea. (more...)
N Korea slams Seoul-Washington joint drill N Korea slams Seoul-Washington joint drill
- August 22, 2017

This is despite the growing pressure to postpone or even modify the exercise in order to help lower the tensions with North Korea, especially as part of the joint Chinese-Russian dual suspension proposal, where the US suspends its military exercises and North Korea suspends its nuclear and missile testing at the same time. (more...)
U.S. adds 4 Russian nationals in sanctions list U.S. adds 4 Russian nationals in sanctions list
- August 22, 2017

OFAC said those sanctioned violated United Nations Security Council Resolutions and attempted to evade existing USA penalties. The sanctions are part of a broader USA effort to disrupt the flow of cash funding North Korean weapon's programs and target companies that have dealt in natural resources such as coal and minerals or engaged in financial transactions for North Korean interests. (more...)
Days: If US Backs Out, Iran Resumes Full Enrichment Days: If US Backs Out, Iran Resumes Full Enrichment
- August 22, 2017

Last week, President Rouhani said if the USA government decides to repeat the failed experience of imposing sanctions on Iran , Tehran can immediately acquire capabilities in its nuclear industry that would be much more advanced than those prior to the JCPOA negotiations. (more...)
Led strikes to isolate IS in Raqqa kill over 170 Led strikes to isolate IS in Raqqa kill over 170
- August 22, 2017

In Syria, at least 42 civilians were killed in a barrage of US-led air strikes on Islamic State (IS) group territory in the northern city of Raqa. Observatory Director Rami Abdel Rahman said the airstrikes hit the densely populated Al-Badu area at the city centre. (more...)
Trump bullies Lindsey Graham for not backing his Charlottesville excuses Trump bullies Lindsey Graham for not backing his Charlottesville excuses
- August 22, 2017

One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Graham's statement comes after Trump issued a bitter attack on Graham via Twitter, in response to Graham's previous statement on Wednesday saying the president had drawn a "moral equivalency" between white supremacists who attended the weekend rally and groups who protested them. (more...)
Doklam standoff: Hopeful that China will initiate dialogue soon, says Rajnath Singh Doklam standoff: Hopeful that China will initiate dialogue soon, says Rajnath Singh
- August 22, 2017

China wants India to withdraw its troops from Doklam before the two sides open talks. Hua Chunying, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, called India's reasons to stop Chinese road building in Doklam area as "ridiculous". "We will not allow any country or any individual to infringe upon China's territorial sovereignty", she said. However, China gave a stern reply in return by stating that the only way to solve the Doklam standoff issue is the removal of Indian army from the region without ... (more...)
August 18 & 21: Solar Eclipse Events at Newhall Library August 18 & 21: Solar Eclipse Events at Newhall Library
- August 22, 2017

Kelsey said the danger is "staring" at the sun over an extended amount of time. "I think we had over 80 people here and that was just so fantastic that everybody wanted to come together to see this", Weiss said. Families from all over packed into the library awaiting to get one of the 225 solar eclipse glasses. After the main event, people stand around talking about the eclipse. (more...)
Charlottesville City Council votes to shroud Confederate statues in black
- August 22, 2017

A woman was struck and killed by a auto, and two members of the Virginia State Police died when their helicopter crashed monitoring the events. Monday's meeting was the first since a white supremacist rally turned violent, leaving a woman dead when a man plowed his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters. (more...)
Ian Thorpe's hunky boyfriend strips off to support marriage equality in Australia Ian Thorpe's hunky boyfriend strips off to support marriage equality in Australia
- August 22, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , who again today declared his support for a yes vote in the national postal survey, has urged people to rally around their family and friends in same-sex relationships in response to "extreme" posters. I believe God's word is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. The prime minister said participants in the debate tended to caricature the other side, adding "the vast majority of Australians, like 99.9999% or whatever are very respectful of each ... (more...)
USA admiral says diplomacy key to resolving North Korea crisis USA admiral says diplomacy key to resolving North Korea crisis
- August 22, 2017

North Korea's military said in a statement that it would launch an unspecified "merciless retaliation and unsparing punishment" on the United States over the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that began Monday for an 11-day run. Despite the threat, US and South Korean militaries launched this year's 11-day training on Monday morning as scheduled. North Korea typically responds to South Korea-U.S. (more...)
Korea, US to Start Talks About FTA Revision Korea, US to Start Talks About FTA Revision
- August 22, 2017

Trade Representative in an annual report released Wednesday. South Korea and the U.S. on Tuesday began talks over a possible revision of their free trade agreement (FTA). And Tami Overby, senior vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the U.S. trade deficit would have widened even more had it not been for the pact. (more...)

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