• United States insists military ready to counter North Korea
United States insists military ready to counter North Korea

Japan's new Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono are to explain the strategy to their US counterparts on Thursday, according to the Japanese news service. Pyongyang's deputy UN ambassador told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres this week that its nuclear weapons programme will never be up for negotiation...

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  • Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council
Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council

The council was still being formed but Trump chose to end the process, the official said. After taking office, he tapped two real estate developers to head up a council aimed at guiding Trump's promised $1 trillion infusion into infrastructure.

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  • War would be 'horrific' but N. Korea nukes 'unimaginable'
War would be 'horrific' but N. Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

These communications are especially crucial now, as the region and world are facing the dangers of a nuclear-armed North Korea, officials said. "We have many, many hard issues where we don't necessarily share the same perspective", General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff , told General Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint St...

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  • Gophers men's basketball team will face grueling finish to Big Ten schedule
Gophers men's basketball team will face grueling finish to Big Ten schedule

The Big Ten also announced its Preseason All-Big Ten Volleyball Team and Penn State landed three honorees on the list to tie Minnesota for the most in the conference. Michigan and Michigan State will only play once during the regular season. Nebraska and Rutgers should be two wins to start it off, and they're part of a beginning stretc...

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  • More CEOs Quit Trump's Council Over Charlottesville
More CEOs Quit Trump's Council Over Charlottesville

Bring jobs back & LOWER PRICES!" It's a stunning rebuke for the first CEO president, who pitched himself as a savvy businessman who would slash taxes and regulations to unleash growth by USA companies. I love our country and our company and will continue to focus my efforts on inspiring every person that they can do anything through the power of ...

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  • AfriForum to back Mugabe assault victim — NEWSFLASH
AfriForum to back Mugabe assault victim — NEWSFLASH

Yet, the SAPS has delayed this matter and now claim that they will not arrest Ms Mugabe until they have word from the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) on whether diplomatic immunity will be extended or not. Should Mugabe be granted diplomatic immunity, the organization representing Engels says it is "prepared to figh...

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  • United States prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
United States prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is convinced that Russian Federation did not leak emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks during the 2016 election. "He has information that will be of dramatic importance to the United States and the people of our country as well as to our government", Rohrabacher told the Daily Caller .

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  • Rick Scott to have lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday
Rick Scott to have lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday

On Wednesday, Scott said that he didn't serve in the Navy "to defend neo-Nazis". "I am calling on Governor Scott to immediately denounce President Trump's remarks and confirm that white supremacists are not welcome in Florida", she said .

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  • GOP Gov. Hogan wants statue removed of Dred Scott decision author
GOP Gov. Hogan wants statue removed of Dred Scott decision author

The State House Trust rarely meets in person, often casting votes by email for matters such as approving new plantings on the grounds or giving the go-ahead for performances in the building. Hogan issued a statement calling for the removal on Tuesday, one day after Busch called for the removal in the wake of racial violence related to the remov...

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  • ME governor likens Confederate statues to 9/11 memorial
ME governor likens Confederate statues to 9/11 memorial

The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute to the victims of the terror attacks that took place that day in 2001, whereas Confederate statutes honor traitors who fought for slavery. "That's disgusting", LePage said. LePage also said he didn't learn about the violence in Charlottesville until Tuesday because he doesn't read newspapers or watch TV.

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  • PM Modi has created 'environment of hatred' in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi
PM Modi has created 'environment of hatred' in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

At the event, Modi addressed the gathering and said, "With changing times, we have to change our processes and systems". Modi hailed his government efforts in recent months to cut graft, including the surprise decision to withdraw large currency notes and an overhaul of taxes on goods and services that he said had brought billions of dollars of u...

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  • Trump equates Confederate generals Robert E
Trump equates Confederate generals Robert E

What about the fact they came charging " that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? In a heated press conference, Trump suggested that the removal of Confederate statues could eventually lead to the degradation of the country's Founding Fathers, specifically naming George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

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  • Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects
Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects

It was at that event at Trump Tower that Trump took questions on Charlottesville and renewed his argument that "both sides" were to blame for the violence and asserted that there were "fine people" among those who participated in the protest of the city's removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E.

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  • Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet
Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet

That dispute started in June when China tried to build a road into a territory that both it and Bhutan claimed. "We consider this attitude towards peaceful resolution important". The assessment by the security establishment here is that Chinese soldiers may resort to more such attempt to intrude into the Indian side and there was a need to enhance ...

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  • President Trump's lawyer forwards racist email authored by conspiracy theorist
President Trump's lawyer forwards racist email authored by conspiracy theorist

Lee and George Washington-not to mention Napoleon and Shaka Zulu. Dowd, 76, a veteran of Washington political scandals, was recently hired to help Trump respond to an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller III into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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  • Senior FBI Official Who Investigated Clinton Leaves Robert Mueller's Russia Probe
Senior FBI Official Who Investigated Clinton Leaves Robert Mueller's Russia Probe

I have seen instances where if some issue comes up, the agent might be moved to another investigation or to the operations center, where you essentially field calls all day. Strzok headed the FBI's counterespionage division previous year and was one of the top officials overseeing the criminal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled...

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  • Rice Midstream Partners LP
Rice Midstream Partners LP

A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. Credit Capital Investments Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0.45% or 13,900 shares. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 18th. American Midstream Partners, has a dividend payout ratio of -106.5% meaning the company can not now cover its div...

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  • One suspect in Barcelona 'terror attack' found dead in vehicle
One suspect in Barcelona 'terror attack' found dead in vehicle

CNN reported that two suspects have been taken into custody following the Thursday attack. A second man who was inside the house at the time of the blast was rescued from the rubble and has now been detained. Spanish police did not immediately give details on the driver or other aspects of the incident. Trump's wife, first lady Melania Trump, ...

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  • Irishman dies after being shot during car-jacking in Mexico
Irishman dies after being shot during car-jacking in Mexico

At least two men approached the couple and attempted to rob a bag from the woman. According to Mexican newspaper Excelsior , the man intervened when the thieves grabbed his girlfriend's handbag. His American girlfriend was from Arizona and the pair had met online three months before and began a relationship. She told police this was their firs...

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  • US, China sign strategic military dialogue pact
US, China sign strategic military dialogue pact

Somewhat unusually, the meeting has been reported on by Chinese media in detail. The Northern Theater Command is the Chinese unified command nearest North Korea. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters Thursday that he's advised the USA leadership not to dial back on the exercises with South Korea. Kim said North Korea would conduct the lau...

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  • Pope, Catholic Leaders Pray for Victims of Barcelona Terrorist Attack
Pope, Catholic Leaders Pray for Victims of Barcelona Terrorist Attack

Reports suggest that the 28-year-old is the man who hired the van which was used in the attack. "Please help my brother was near the terrorist attack in #Barcelona and I can't get in contact with him". UPDATE: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says three Australians have been caught up in the Barcelona terror attack, but there could be more. "A...

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  • Navy Punishes Leadership of USS Fitzgerald Following Deadly Collision
Navy Punishes Leadership of USS Fitzgerald Following Deadly Collision

The Navy's report on the immediate aftermath provides a harrowing account of USA sailors attempting to escape a rapidly flooding sleeping area that filled with water within minutes after the cargo ship's bow tore a hole in the side of the Fitzgerald.

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  • SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes higher increase in top A Level grades
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes higher increase in top A Level grades

As a non-selective, non-denominational and non-fee paying school, we are exceptionally proud of the fact that nearly a third (31%) of our students' grades were As and A stars. Sixth formers at St Augustine's Priory also collected a praiseworthy set of A Level results this year. "To anyone considering this route I'd say go for it; don't be daunted...

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  • Florida Woman Accused Of Driving Intoxicated With Child Unrestrained In Backseat
Florida Woman Accused Of Driving Intoxicated With Child Unrestrained In Backseat

The 3-year-old was standing unrestrained when the officers spotted him. The deputy pulled her over for failing to "maintain a single lane". The arresting deputy wrote in his report that he could smell a strong odor of alcohol on Lerma's breath.

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  • Critics cry foul as HK democracy leaders get jail
Critics cry foul as HK democracy leaders get jail

Joshua Wong, 20, Alex Chow, 24, and Nathan Law, 26, were sentenced previous year to non-jail terms including community service for unlawful assembly. Last year, a lower court sentenced Wong and Nathan Law, a student leader who was later elected to the legislature, to community service and gave a third activist, Alex Chow, a suspended three-week p...

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  • A Nobel Prize for Hong Kong's Democrats
A Nobel Prize for Hong Kong's Democrats

The High Court overturned an earlier verdict that let Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow avoid prison, agreeing with prosecutors that the original punishment for joining or leading an unlawful assembly that sparked the protests was too light. "But they will not win the hearts and minds of Hongkongers", Wong tweeted . Ahead of the judgement today , ...

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  • India faces threat from inside, not outside: Farooq Abdullah
India faces threat from inside, not outside: Farooq Abdullah

Meanwhile, the joint resistance leaders strongly reacted to the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti's statement that "pluralism is vanishing from Kashmir while it is vibrant in Jammu". The Kashmir problem can not be resolved by either bullets or by abuses. "At this moment, any external source did not pose any threat to India, but it was rather th...

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  • South Korea decisionmaker on military action, no more war: Moon
South Korea decisionmaker on military action, no more war: Moon

His journey to Asia comes as North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said in an editorial that Pyongyang's army is "capable of fighting any war the US wants". Here's an alternative to doing the same thing over and over: Let's take USA troops out of South Korea after 70 years. On the possibility of the North's further provocation, Cheong remarke...

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  • PM calls on young entrepreneurs to help build a 'New India'
PM calls on young entrepreneurs to help build a 'New India'

Every one of us is equally patriotic and wants India to scale new heights of progress. "If this information is with the prime minister, then why the reserve bank did not share this information in Parliament ", he asked. In an hour-long speech to mark the anniversary of India's independence from British rule, Modi pledged to bring in transparency...

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  • Distributors and exhibitors want Shah Rukh Khan to refund money post Jab Harry Met Sejal's debacle at box office?
Distributors and exhibitors want Shah Rukh Khan to refund money post Jab Harry Met Sejal's debacle at box office?

NH Studioz, which now finds itself in the middle of bad losses, has reportedly conveyed its message to Shah Rukh, who had made a fair amount from the pre-sale of the Imtiaz Ali directorial. In the past, Shah Rukh Khan had compensated distributors with Rs. 25 crores in 2015 for his film " Dilwale ". The grand domestic total of the film now stands ...

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  • China appeals for calm on Korean Peninsula
China appeals for calm on Korean Peninsula

Some analysts say it is all an act, meant to make Kim more popular among his own people while intimidating those in the United States who talk of regime change in North Korea . "Our government will put everything on the line to prevent another war on the Korean Peninsula", Moon said. The exercises are an annual event, but come as Pyongyang s...

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  • Rising tensions with North Korea bring back nuclear fears
Rising tensions with North Korea bring back nuclear fears

Payne also showed her support for Washington's new policy on North Korea, the Strategic Accountability - a measure proposed by US State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis seeking to pressure North Korea into the denuclearisation of the peninsula.

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  • The two stars who intimidated Chris Hemsworth
The two stars who intimidated Chris Hemsworth

Adding, "I don't know why. He's just so charismatic, and good at what he does". The Australian actor is set to work alongside Pratt for 2018 Avengers: Infinity War , which will see the Avengers and the Guardians team up to do battle with Josh Brolin's titanium mutant villain Thanos, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

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  • President Trump disbands manufacturing council
President Trump disbands manufacturing council

The strategy group is one of several the White House convened earlier this year to advise the president. But the two councils had largely stayed intact. Jeremy Corbyn has told Theresa May she "cannot remain silent" over Donald Trump's refusal to denounce white supremacists , after her response to it was dismissed as weak.

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  • West Tenn. congressman wants President Trump impeached
West Tenn. congressman wants President Trump impeached

In a statement, Cohen says he will introduce articles of impeachment - becoming the second Democrat to do so. Cohen added that he plans to start the impeachment process against Trump because he feels the president "failed the presidential test of moral leadership".

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