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Pentagon postpones Trump’s military parade Pentagon postpones Trump’s military parade
- August 17, 2018

The Pentagon's portion of that tab was as high as $50 million, which would pay for equipment, troops, flyovers and support staff, the official said. An anonymous USA defense official said $50 million would come from the Pentagon and $42 million would come from interagency partners like the Department of Homeland Security. (more...)
Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain
- August 17, 2018

All others aboard Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were unhurt. The plane "misapproached" on its first attempt to land and lost contact with the control tower on the second attempt and skidded upon touchdown, said Ed Monreal, the airport's general manager. (more...)
Duterte warns China to cool its behavior in disputed seas Duterte warns China to cool its behavior in disputed seas
- August 17, 2018

China has alarmed and angered its neighbours by claiming dominion over most of the South China Sea and building a string of artificial islands and military airbases. Speaking to reporters at the closing session of an worldwide migration conference in Manila , Cayetano also said all parties have to first set aside for the meantime their claims - territorial and sovereign rights - in order to move forward with the exploration. (more...)
Parrot on London roof tells firefighter to ‘f*** off’ during rescue attempt Parrot on London roof tells firefighter to ‘f*** off’ during rescue attempt
- August 17, 2018

Jessie the macaw parrot managed to escape from her home in Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton in London , United Kingdom. He was even given instructions from the bird's owners to say " I love you " in a bid to encourage her to co-operate. Fire crews unsuccessfully tried other ways to get the bird down, using the word "come" in both Turkish and Greek - languages her owner speaks and has taught her. (more...)
Wikipedia declares Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead without any official confirmation Wikipedia declares Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead without any official confirmation
- August 17, 2018

In this February 1999 photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) is seen receiving Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Wagah border near Lahore, Pakistan. The BJP stalwart was under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and now the Director of AIIMS. A team of doctors from various departments including nephrology, gastroenterology and cardiology are taking care of Vajpayee. (more...)
Husband arrested for murder in connection to disappearance of wife, children Husband arrested for murder in connection to disappearance of wife, children
- August 17, 2018

Watts' husband, Chris Watts , was the last known person to see her. Beach says he talked to her a couple of times about her daughters and life in Colorado. In a steady, unemotional voice, Watts said he tried calling and texting his wife three times to no avail. The August 2012 deed shows that Watts signed it while already living in Colorado. (more...)
Brennan says Trump move 'designed to send message' Brennan says Trump move 'designed to send message'
- August 17, 2018

He had high hopes for Trump as president, he writes , but he has been let down. "There needs to be an official determination made about this, and that, I think, can only be done by the Mueller investigation", Clapper told CNN on Thursday. (more...)
Congressman Goodlatte's Son Lambasts Father over Strzok Firing, Says He's 'Deeply Embarrassed' Congressman Goodlatte's Son Lambasts Father over Strzok Firing, Says He's 'Deeply Embarrassed'
- August 17, 2018

Strzok played an integral part in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and what would later become the special counsel's Russian Federation probe. President Trump slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday morning just hours after anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok was sacked from the bureau; saying if he had a "real Attorney General" the Mueller probe would never have started. (more...)
Cryptocurrency Trading Still Illegal In Saudi Arabia Cryptocurrency Trading Still Illegal In Saudi Arabia
- August 17, 2018

The statement from the committee, however, did not state the consequences of trading in digital currencies. In a statement published by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) - the sovereign Arab state's deface central bank - on Sunday, a governmental committee declared it was against trading of cryptocurrencies. (more...)
Trump slams media as 'opposition party' while papers defend free press Trump slams media as 'opposition party' while papers defend free press
- August 16, 2018

In fact, Trump has used the term "fake news" in 292 tweets since December 2016, according to the Twitter Archive . "It is very bad for our Great Country.BUT WE ARE WINNING!" More than 300 newspapers - in major metropolitan areas and small towns and in red states and blue - wrote editorials denouncing Trump's attacking the news media as "the enemy of the people ". (more...)
Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan Donald Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan
- August 16, 2018

Brennan in particular has been a frequent presence on TV slamming Trump. Brennan has been deeply critical of Trump's conduct, calling his performance at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland " nothing short of treasonous ". (more...)
Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence compound in Kabul, report says Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence compound in Kabul, report says
- August 16, 2018

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Jawad Ghawari, a member of the city's Shiite clerical council, blamed IS, which has carried similar attacks on Shiites in the past, hitting mosques, schools and cultural centers. (more...)
Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troops Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troops
- August 16, 2018

The fighting has underlined the struggle security forces have been facing to confront the insurgents, who have steadily extended their control over the countryside even though they have been unable to take and hold a major city. Their son and two daughters were wounded by shrapnel from an airstrike on the Taliban near a mosque. Key US warplanes, including A-10 ground attack aircraft, were switched to Afghanistan, and the Pentagon introduced a newly formed outfit called a Security Force ... (more...)
U.S. Warns on Russia's New Space Weapons U.S. Warns on Russia's New Space Weapons
- August 16, 2018

Poblete, told the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday. "We are concerned with what appears to be very abnormal behavior by a declared 'space apparatus inspector, "' Poblete said. In a speech at the Pentagon timed with the release of the report last week, Vice President Mike Pence cautioned that Russia , China, North Korea, and Iran have been working on anti-satellite weapons for years. (more...)
Trump's advisor Bolton meets with Turkish ambassador at White House Trump's advisor Bolton meets with Turkish ambassador at White House
- August 16, 2018

Turkey's lira pulled back from a record low of 7.24 to the dollar on Monday after the Turkish central bank pledged to provide liquidity, but it remained under selling pressure and its meltdown caused further unease on global markets. Following Monday's meeting between Bolton and Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic, U.S. officials have given no indication that the United States has been prepared to give ground in the standoff between the two countries' leaders. (more...)
Indonesia envoy shocked by Malaysia trial ruling Indonesia envoy shocked by Malaysia trial ruling
- August 16, 2018

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, face the death penalty on charges of murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX , a nerve agent banned by the United Nations, at a Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb 13 a year ago. (more...)
Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up
- August 16, 2018

When sentenced, Magistrate Robert Stone said there was "no remorse or contrition" showed by Wilson. Australian Broadcasting Corp. Television showed Wilson being driven away from the court in Newcastle, about 170km north of Sydney. Mr Stone said protecting the Catholic Church was the archbishop's "primary motive". However, Mr Stone said he accepted Archbishop Wilson was unlikely to reoffend. (more...)
B.C. declares state of emergency as 566 wildfires burn across province
- August 16, 2018

Once issued, the state of emergency is in effect for two weeks but can be extended or rescinded as necessary. The state of emergency covers the entire province and will make sure that additional resources from the province, federal government and local governments are made available and properly co-ordinated. (more...)
China says will assess USA defense policy bill China says will assess USA defense policy bill
- August 16, 2018

The US President pointed out that McCain , who fought in Vietnam, wasn't a war hero, because he was captured and became the prisoner of war. "And that's what we did", Trump said . Some lawmakers wanted to use the bill to reinstate tough sanctions on ZTE to punish the company for illegally shipping products to Iran and North Korea, but the restrictions included in the final National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, that passed Congress were weaker than earlier versions of the bill. (more...)
Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA chief John Brennan Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA chief John Brennan
- August 16, 2018

The statement cited Mr Brennan's "erratic conduct and behaviour". President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan . "The president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because they've politicized and, in some cases, monetized their public service and security clearances ", she said at the time. (more...)
U.S. judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed U.S. judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed
- August 16, 2018

One place this constantly manifests itself is with special counsel Robert S. Mueller's III's investigation: If Mueller's approval falls a few points, a throng of pundits and hand-wringing liberals rushes forth to tell us that Trump is "winning" his battle with Mueller. (more...)
New Zealand stops foreigners buying homes New Zealand stops foreigners buying homes
- August 16, 2018

Associate Finance Minister David Parker said: "We're here today to take another step toward restoring the great New Zealand dream of home ownership". FILE PHOTO - Houses can be seen on the hillside behind a rower and motor-boat as they pass a container ship as it sails into Oriental Bay in the New Zealand capital city of Wellington, New Zealand, September 17, 2011. (more...)
Baghdad vows to not implement all US sanctions on Iran Baghdad vows to not implement all US sanctions on Iran
- August 16, 2018

The administration says the renewed sanctions are meant to pressure Tehran to halt its alleged support for worldwide terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile programme. "We are saddened by this position which shows he (Abadi) has been defeated psychologically in the face of the Americans", he concluded. "Our commitment in the Iran issue is to not use the dollar currency in transaction, not abiding by the U.S. (more...)
Putin asks for urgent summit with Kim Jong Putin asks for urgent summit with Kim Jong
- August 16, 2018

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that no official meetings or negotiations are now planned between Washington and Pyongyang, but that informal talks continue on a regular basis. But he added that any improvement of inter-Korean ties was not dependent on relations between Pyongyang and Washington. He said denuclearization must come before the sanctions are eased. (more...)
Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 in southern India, close airport Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 in southern India, close airport
- August 16, 2018

In a statement, the Kochi airport said, " Kochi Airport operations temporarily suspended till August 18 Saturday, 2 pm since the inflow of water is still on a raising trend". The Tamil Nadu government opened a 119-year-old Mullaperiyar dam on Tuesday night for the first time in decades. Idukki's Munnar, a popular tourist destination, remained totally cut off according to local reports, following heavy inundation. (more...)
Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access
- August 16, 2018

Before serving as homeland security adviser and later CIA Director under President Barack Obama, Brennan served as the inaugural director of the National Counterterrorism Center under President George W. "It's astounding how often you fail to live up to minimum standards of decency, civility, & probity". Former intelligence officials usually keep their security clearance but rarely use it, sometimes providing advice to successors. (more...)
Donald Trump’s Brutal Morning TV Talking-To Donald Trump’s Brutal Morning TV Talking-To
- August 16, 2018

On the recordings, Manigault-Newman told Noah she knew she had to record what she saw as "corruption" happening in the White House - although notably said she had to be "very careful", speaking about the recordings on the show, revealing that the president has made a decision to "bring litigation against me, to silence me and to not allow me to tell my story". (more...)
GBP/JPY Price Forecast - British pound turns around violently on Monday GBP/JPY Price Forecast - British pound turns around violently on Monday
- August 16, 2018

Sterling fell on Wednesday for the 12th consecutive day as the USA dollar strengthened, leaving the pound at its weakest since June 2017 and facing its longest losing streak since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008. The pound sterling has also dropped against the dollar. This was the weakest point since September previous year. Key UK data will be published from Tuesday through Thursday. (more...)
President Trump visits Fort Drum President Trump visits Fort Drum
- August 16, 2018

Donald Trump thanked members of the Congress who helped pass the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act with the signing ceremony taking place at Fort Drum , New York on Monday. Finally, Trump said the bill new lays the groundwork for his proposed Space Force, which would be a new, sixth branch of the armed forces. McCain's name appears on the bill in honor of his military service, during which he became a prisoner of war in 1967 after his plane was shot down over Hanoi. (more...)
Man charged in Walmart shooting near Philadelphia apologizes in court Man charged in Walmart shooting near Philadelphia apologizes in court
- August 16, 2018

Police say the 30-year-old suspect threw a gun out of a auto and crashed into a 14th District police SUV after the shooting. He fired at least ten shots as customers and employees ducked for cover as bullets flew across the checkout line, in a frantic scene that unfolded without warning, witnesses said. (more...)

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