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Mattis says U.S. wants diplomatic solution for N. Korea Mattis says U.S. wants diplomatic solution for N. Korea
- August 13, 2017

NPR's Scott Horsley has more. Trump tweeted on August 11. But asked whether the United States was ready if North Korea did commit a hostile act, he responded: 'We are ready'. The announcement Thursday warned that the North is preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 US military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000. (more...)
McMaster: US no closer to war with N. Korea in past week McMaster: US no closer to war with N. Korea in past week
- August 13, 2017

He said Britain was working with the United States and other allies in the region to find a diplomatic solution to the stand-off between Pyongyang and Washington. The crisis blew up following the disclosure that U.S. intelligence analysts had concluded North Korean scientists had developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a ballistic missile. (more...)
Team Chevy Driver Interviews Before 2017 Pure Michigan 400
- August 13, 2017

Elsewhere on Sunday , Dale Earnhardt Jr .is still searching for his first win in the 2017 NASCAR season, and Kasey Kahne would probably love to add at least one more to his resume before he exits Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the year . (more...)
Trump Allegedly Suspects Bannon to Be Behind Leaks Targeting White House Staff Trump Allegedly Suspects Bannon to Be Behind Leaks Targeting White House Staff
- August 13, 2017

Scaramucci is still a supporter of Trump's, saying that the president "can be a tough coach at times " but "this guy's a victor". Bannon reportedly believes "believes the globalists pose the greatest internal threat to the Trump presidency, and could send it veering off course with foreign interventions", according to Swan. (more...)
Will Twitter suspend Trump's account for 'threatening nuclear war' against North Korea? Will Twitter suspend Trump's account for 'threatening nuclear war' against North Korea?
- August 13, 2017

Politico said it was not clear how much detail Trump would provide in his announcement, but that administration officials expected U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open a section 301 probe. Calling it "the responsibility of all", Macron called on the global community to "act in a concerted, firm and effective manner, as it has just done in the (U.N.) Security Council, to bring North Korea back to the path of dialogue". (more...)
French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis
- August 13, 2017

Soderberg criticizes the president's lack of diplomacy and she personally wishes that the worldwide community increase pressure on North Korea rather than use outright force. Tensions around the Korean Peninsula started to rise in light of the implementation of the North Korean missile program. The ministry did not confirm whether Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles. (more...)
Video shows vehicle hitting crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville Video shows vehicle hitting crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville
- August 13, 2017

The violence across the board prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency in Charlottesville, as unofficial armed militia groups surrounded Emancipation Park. Video shows a auto ramming into the back of another auto, causing a pile-up and sending people over the top of the vehicle in front of it. Dickler said the crash, which involved three cars, happened at Water and 4th streets. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi promises more development if Congress retains power Rahul Gandhi promises more development if Congress retains power
- August 13, 2017

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended the meeting, as did CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. Today's meeting made a decision to form a small group to coordinate with all Opposition parties during the session-break. Siddaramaiah had implemented a number of projects for Dalits, backward classes and the minorities, he said. (more...)
Heavy Traffic Pile Ups All Over The US Expected During Solar Eclipse Heavy Traffic Pile Ups All Over The US Expected During Solar Eclipse
- August 13, 2017

The last total eclipse in the United States occurred on February 26, 1979. Adler Planetarium Director of Public Observing Michelle Nichols discusses the upcoming total solar eclipse at McHenry County College Tuesday, Aug. This is why doctors recommend wearing special eclipse glasses, which are created to filter out those harmful rays. Otherwise, use an indirect method such as looking at the sun's shadow through a pinhole. (more...)
China willing to pay the price for new North Korea sanctions China willing to pay the price for new North Korea sanctions
- August 13, 2017

Alongside its ritual ballistic missile tests, North Korea has conducted nuclear tests on five occasions, two of which in 2016. "The best signal that North Korea could send that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches", Tillerson told reporters Monday at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathering. (more...)
London & Associated Properties plc (LON:LAS) Declares Dividend of GBX 0.17 London & Associated Properties plc (LON:LAS) Declares Dividend of GBX 0.17
- August 13, 2017

Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a "sell" rating on shares of Aberdeen Asset Management plc in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. (more...)
British government to outline aims in Brexit talks British government to outline aims in Brexit talks
- August 13, 2017

The EU has warned that an already-tight timetable could be delayed ahead of a scheduled March 2019 exit. Britain said it was preparing to publish several papers, including plans for a new customs arrangement and a proposal on how to resolve the difficulties of a non-physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland . (more...)
Utah lawmakers denounce violence in Virginia Utah lawmakers denounce violence in Virginia
- August 13, 2017

Among those expected to attend the rally are Confederate heritage groups, KKK members, militia groups and "alt-right" activists, who generally espouse a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism. On Twitter, Rubio wrote that it was, "Very important for the nation to hear describe events in Charlottesville for what they are: a terror attack by #whitesupremacists". (more...)
One person dead after auto plows into protesters in Virginia
- August 13, 2017

Charlottesville has been the scene of recent unrest as neo-Nazis and white nationalists have clashed with counter-protesters over the last few days. Laura Shae, who has lived in Charlottesville for 26 years, said she witnessed the crash. (more...)
Patel thanks Sharad Yadav for support Patel thanks Sharad Yadav for support
- August 13, 2017

And he indicated he was happy about that EC decision despite the fact that his party, the JD (U), is a BJP ally. Yadav had been vocal while expressing his unhappiness after the JD (U)-BJP formed the government in Bihar . Six other Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Vaghela also cross-voted. Last month, in a shock move, Bihar chief minister Nitish left the "grand alliance" claiming his move was inspired by "conscience" as he couldn't possibly support RJD chief Lalu and his son who was deputy ... (more...)
The monsoon session of Parliament The monsoon session of Parliament
- August 13, 2017

During the session, time was lost due to disruptions and scheduled business could not be taken up. Among the Bills that witnessed a spirited debate in both Houses was the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, an attempt by the government to address the issue of rising corporate loan defaults. (more...)
Shami double strike leaves Sri Lanka reeling
- August 13, 2017

India won the first two Tests emphatically and Dhawan did not appear concerned by their wobble with the bat on Saturday. Left-arm spinner Jadeja was banned for one match for unsafe play in India's second Test win that secured the team an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. (more...)
Is Trump's 'Fire and Fury' an End to 'America First'? Is Trump's 'Fire and Fury' an End to 'America First'?
- August 13, 2017

Yu's friend Ralph Barbee Jr., 76, a Vietnam veteran and former host of a local fishing show who arrived at the Golden Corral in an S.U.V. adorned with stars, stripes and an enormous photo of Mr. Bush's war in Iraq, and Rep. Madeline Bordallo, D-Guam, the territory's non-voting U.S. House delegate. There have been other such cleanup actions, and there will inevitably be more , as Trump's advisers try to convey to the world a perverse message: Rest assured, sleep well - and pay no ... (more...)
Nepal: 33 people dead, 4 missing due to floods and landslide Nepal: 33 people dead, 4 missing due to floods and landslide
- August 13, 2017

Torrential rain battered Nepal on Sunday, causing widespread flooding and landslides and raising the death toll from three days of severe weather to 49 people, according to officials. The Ministry also stated that personnel of the Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force, trained security persons and other human resources have been mobilized under the leadership of the local administrations for carrying out search and rescue in the flood affected and inundated areas. (more...)
Thousands witness Nehru boat race in Kerala Thousands witness Nehru boat race in Kerala
- August 13, 2017

Around 20 snake boats, known as chundan vallam in local parlance, took part in five heats in the event, which is held on the second Saturday of August every year. Complaints of inclusion of rowers from other states beyond the stipulated 25 percent by some boat clubs added to the confusion in the final lap. The race of smaller boats concluded today morning, and the main Chundan race happened late into the evening. (more...)
Bodybuilder Dies After Breaking His Neck While Doing Backflip Bodybuilder Dies After Breaking His Neck While Doing Backflip
- August 13, 2017

In a video posted online, the bodybuilder was seen entering a gymnasium and flexed his muscles as he showed off his body to the crowd. As he started walking towards using both arms to ask the fans to cheer for him, he jumps high attempting a backflip. (more...)
Iran's decision to build up missiles program's budget is logical - Russian senator Iran's decision to build up missiles program's budget is logical - Russian senator
- August 13, 2017

The vote came after fresh USA sanctions in July against Iran, targeting Tehran's missile programme. Iran's parliament on Sunday approved more than half a billion dollars in funding for the country's missile programme and foreign operations of the elite Revolutionary Guards in response to USA sanctions. (more...)
New tropical storm soon? Hurricane center watching area near Bahamas New tropical storm soon? Hurricane center watching area near Bahamas
- August 13, 2017

Even if further strengthening takes place, chances are low for Tropical Depression Eight to rapidly intensify and become a hurricane. The favored offshore track would limit the hazards to cruise and shipping interests, as well as beachgoers. (more...)
Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack
- August 13, 2017

The tourist district of Tumon, home to many of Guam's hotels and resorts, is in between. Zhao Liang, a 35-year-old bank teller from Beijing, said she won't be cutting short her vacation over North Korea's latest missile threats. "The North Korean response will be proportional, depending on where the United States strikes", said Cheon Seong-whun, who served as a presidential secretary for security strategy in Seoul until a few months ago. (more...)
Ousmane Dembele: Borussia Dortmund forward suspended 'until further notice' Ousmane Dembele: Borussia Dortmund forward suspended 'until further notice'
- August 13, 2017

And, as it stands, both Coutinho and Dembele are really forcing their respective clubs to leave Barcelona . With Liverpool remaining unmoved in their stance, Barcelona have made a decision to look for alternate options, and latest reports in Italy claim that the Catalan giants will pursue Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic if they fail to sign Philippe Coutinho . (more...)
11% fall in elephant population in five years, says government report 11% fall in elephant population in five years, says government report
- August 13, 2017

Techniques like direct count, indirect count, waterhole methods and elephant distribution mapping were used for the estimation. Raman Sukumar, scientist at IIS who assisted forest department in estimation in the state in the month of May this year said, "The results of direct count where direct sightings of elephant is recorded in a day would matter for Uttarakhand". (more...)
Trump set to take on China by launching fair trade probe
- August 13, 2017

Trump's memo comes amid heightened tensions between the USA and North Korea and increasing frustration in the White House that China has not done more to rein in Pyongyang. This has triggered concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-US trade and economic ties, Xinhua reported on Saturday. Trump's call with Xi and his potential plans to open the broad trade investigation come against the backdrop of rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile ... (more...)
Republicans Urge Trump to Call Out White Supremacists
- August 13, 2017

Congressman Jared Polis, who is running for the governorship in 2018, said voices of counter-protesters "were silenced by an extreme act of violence". "You came here today to hurt people". The Southern Poverty Law Center described Trump as " electrifying " the extreme right, and his election was followed by a documented rise in both hate crimes and hate groups like those gathered in Charlottesville today. (more...)
Kerala school has freaky uniforms rule based on students' academic skills Kerala school has freaky uniforms rule based on students' academic skills
- August 13, 2017

According to the weird uniform code, academically sharp students will wear white shirts and tops while the second category of average and under-performing students will wear red check shirts and tops. "Last week, we moved the District Child Welfare Committee seeking action against the school for causing mental agony among its students by its action", he said, adding, "yesterday I was informed by the school authorities that they had withdrawn their move". (more...)
Keith Ellison: 'Irresponsible' Trump could bring about first strike by North Korea Keith Ellison: 'Irresponsible' Trump could bring about first strike by North Korea
- August 13, 2017

This appalling obliteration of human beings and their social order affects the Korean perception of USA military presence in the region today and can be used by Kim Jong-un forever to cement his authority. He answered, "I think both". And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis. On a more hopeful note, gamblers can also take a punt on the possibility that Trump and Jong-un will choose to settle their differences in a round of golf. (more...)

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