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Gold steady near 2-month highs on N. Korea tensions Gold steady near 2-month highs on N. Korea tensions
- August 15, 2017

As Trump and Kim Jong Un traded barbs, Dalio wrote in a LinkedIn post last week that "the world is watching to see which one will be caught bluffing, or if there will be a hellacious war". At noon, the dollar fetched 109.88-89 yen compared with 110.26-36 yen in NY and 110.58-60 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Swiss franc was on pace for its biggest single-day rise against the euro since the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the currency in January 2015. (more...)
10K gallons of illegal alcohol seized after raids at popular Mexico destinations 10K gallons of illegal alcohol seized after raids at popular Mexico destinations
- August 15, 2017

Her gang was involved in drug sales, extortion of bars and restaurants in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and attacked those who refused to pay the fees demanded, according to Breitbart. The alcohol seized from Kukulkan, the bar at Iberostar Paraiso Maya, was expired and unlabeled and kept in unsanitary conditions, according to the Sentinel . (more...)
Make sure your contingency plans are up-to-date Make sure your contingency plans are up-to-date
- August 15, 2017

Cayetano issued the order after the Philippine consulate general in Hagåtña raised Alert Level 1 in Guam Monday following threats from North Korea to launch a nuclear missile strike against the American trust territory. "Of course all of us are hoping that this is just harsh rhetoric but as I've said we can't risk it and I asked also our posts to articulate the contingency plans so Filipinos overseas will know what to do", Cayetano said in an interview with reporters. (more...)
Hong Kong activist arrested over allegation of stapled legs Hong Kong activist arrested over allegation of stapled legs
- August 15, 2017

While Hong Kong still enjoys rights and freedoms unseen on the mainland, there are growing concerns over increased Chinese interference. "There are limitations, objectively, in the information we have - the press conference that Albert Ho , Martin Lee, Lam Cheuk-ting hosted at first was based on those information Howard Lam revealed as a party member", Wu said. (more...)
How to Tell if Your Eclipse Glasses are Safe How to Tell if Your Eclipse Glasses are Safe
- August 15, 2017

According to NASA , the eye gear must have certification, with a "designated ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard". Channel 3 confirmed Amazon did send the e-mails to customers who ordered from suppliers that Amazon had not received confirmation they were sourced from a recommended manufacturer. (more...)
How to Tell if Your Eclipse Glasses are Safe How to Tell if Your Eclipse Glasses are Safe
- August 15, 2017

According to NASA , the eye gear must have certification, with a "designated ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard". Channel 3 confirmed Amazon did send the e-mails to customers who ordered from suppliers that Amazon had not received confirmation they were sourced from a recommended manufacturer. (more...)
Guam leader backs 'punch in the nose' for Kim Guam leader backs 'punch in the nose' for Kim
- August 15, 2017

Japan strengthens their missile defense system following the missile strike threat of North Korea against U.S Military bases in Guam. Americans concerned about open warfare with North Korea, however, should keep in mind that declarations of war can not be made without the approval of Congress. (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam
- August 15, 2017

Kim had examined plans to fire missiles near Guam, but made no move towards an immediate strike, Korean Central News Agency reported. The KCNA report Tuesday said Kim had "examined the (strike) plan for a long time and discussed it with the commanding officers in real earnest". (more...)
Massive Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring Several Children Massive Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring Several Children
- August 15, 2017

Officials clear out pedestrians after a tree fell in New York's Central Park. The children were crying after the incident but were not seriously injured. Update 11:25 a.m.: The NYPD has confirmed the injured persons were a 39-year-old woman and three children, though ages for the children were not available, and it's not unclear how many were her children. (more...)
Falling tree kills several at religious festival on Portuguese island of Madeira Falling tree kills several at religious festival on Portuguese island of Madeira
- August 15, 2017

The tree apparently fell while a large crowd was gathered as part of a traditional religious festival. Portuguese media are giving different death counts. The moment the tree fell was captured on a Facebook Live broadcast - and the video showed many people running for their lives. Costa said that the central government has made contact with local authorities on the island to offer its support. (more...)
Top US general says committed to working through difficulties with China Top US general says committed to working through difficulties with China
- August 15, 2017

The U.S. military has said it plans to increase its presence on Guam and will move thousands of U.S. Marines now stationed in Japan to the island between 2024 and 2028. Fang said China attached great important to his visit and had arranged for him to observe a military exercise. While it is extremely unlikely that Pyongyang would risk the assured annihilation of its revered leadership with a pre-emptive attack on USA citizens, some residents of Guam are concerned. (more...)
Palace mulls AFP help in containing bird flu outbreak Palace mulls AFP help in containing bird flu outbreak
- August 15, 2017

Philippine Agriculture Chief Emmanuel Piñol on Sunday said in a television interview on CNN that the newly-discovered strain of bird flu in Pampqanga is not the H5N6 strain that can be transmitted to humans. "The Task Force is ready to deploy teams to monitor poultry farms". Health officials also reminded the public that it is safe to eat chicken meat, eggs, and other poultry products - as long as they are "properly cooked". (more...)
Trump congratulates Kenyan president on election Trump congratulates Kenyan president on election
- August 15, 2017

But businesses re-opened on Monday, shrugging off a boycott call by Odinga. After denouncing the results, the NASA leader called for intervention by the global community to help end the impasse. He said: "We don't need to fight one another, destroy property and lose lives because of an election". Three of Kenya's four presidents - including Kenyatta and his father - have come from the Kikuyu ethnic group. (more...)
North Korea delays plan to fire missiles toward Guam
- August 15, 2017

If "the Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity", Kim continued, North Korea would "make an important decision as it already declared", he said. The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to add new sanctions on North Korea, and President Donald Trump warned he would unleash " fire and fury " if Pyongyang continued its threats. (more...)
US Defense Chief Warns North Korea Over Missile Threats US Defense Chief Warns North Korea Over Missile Threats
- August 15, 2017

North Korea's military had said last week it would finalize and send to Kim for approval the plan to fire four ballistic missiles near Guam, which is about 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. But the retired U.S. "The strategic environment is becoming harsher and we need to discuss how we will respond to that", a Japanese foreign ministry official said in a briefing in Tokyo. (more...)
NK: Un walks back threats of a missile attack NK: Un walks back threats of a missile attack
- August 15, 2017

Some analysts suggested President Kim's comments opened a possible path to de-escalating a growing crisis fuelled by an aggressive war of words between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership. New U.N. sanctions condemning North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program drew fresh ire and threats from the North. Trump, responding to a report that US intelligence indicates Pyongyang can now put a nuclear warhead on its long-range missiles, vowed to rain down "fire ... (more...)
Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch
- August 15, 2017

Kim said he would "watch a little more " Washington's behavior, but it will make an "important" decision as it already declared if the USA continues its "extremely unsafe reckless actions" on the divided Korean Peninsular, the report said. (more...)
Mattis and Tillerson: Mattis and Tillerson: "We're Holding Pyongyang to Account"
- August 15, 2017

If the missiles were actually launched at Guam - North Korean officials hope to drop them about 40 kilometers offshore - it would be the first time North Korean missiles landed so close to an American territory, and it would force the USA military to decide if it would attempt to shoot them down. (more...)
U suspends 21 Sharad supporters from party U suspends 21 Sharad supporters from party
- August 15, 2017

Nitish Kumar said his government's decision to ban liquor trade and consumption had brought about a social change. Nitish Kumar himself says that the party does not exist outside Bihar. According to JD-U leaders, Monday's suspensions came as these leaders had accompanied Sharad Yadav during his three-day visit to Saran, Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, and Darbhanga districts to meet party supporters and understand their mood over Nitish Kumar's decision. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again
- August 15, 2017

The passing of the deadline without a missile launch could ease tensions that have been ratcheted up as President Trump and North Korea have traded threats. "Our government will put everything on the line to prevent another war on the Korean Peninsula", Moon. Regardless of whatever twist and turns we could experience, the North Korean nuclear programme should absolutely be solved peacefully. (more...)
Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US
- August 15, 2017

North Korea's leader Kim Chen Un said he was postponing the planned missile strike near Guam , but warned he would shoot if there were still "reckless actions" from the United States, AFP quoted FOCUS as saying . Strangelove doing things like that", he added. "War is up to the President, perhaps up to the Congress, the bottom line is we will defend the country from an attack, for us that's war, that's a wartime situation", he said. (more...)
China urges USA to exercise caution over North Korea China urges USA to exercise caution over North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Kim said North Korea will conduct the planned missile launches if the "Yankees persist in their extremely risky reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity" and that the United States should "think reasonably and judge property" to avoid shame, the news agency said. (more...)
New NY law strengthens bomb-threat penalties New NY law strengthens bomb-threat penalties
- August 15, 2017

Governor Cuomo on Sunday released the following statement calling on President Trump to denounce white supremacists and is asking all concerned New Yorkers and others to sign a petition . Citing those bomb threats and recent violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Cuomo says it's vital "now, more than ever" for NY to stand against "bias and hate". (more...)
Former Felda chairman arrested by Malaysian anti-graft agency Former Felda chairman arrested by Malaysian anti-graft agency
- August 15, 2017

It is learnt that Mohd Isa who was summoned for questioning a day earlier had arrived at the MACC headquarters here at about 2.40pm and was quizzed by the commission's investigators for about two hours before he was arrested. The Felda subsidiary was reported to have bought a four-star hotel in Kensington, London for STG60 million or about RM330 million in December 2014, said to be far above the original price, and alleged to have suffered millions of ringgit in losses as a result. (more...)
David Mueller Speaks Out After Losing His Case Against Taylor Swift David Mueller Speaks Out After Losing His Case Against Taylor Swift
- August 15, 2017

The " Blank Space " singer is speaking out after the conclusion of her court case. Here are four reasons why it's significant. Immediately after the jury declared that Mueller was guilty on Monday, the singer-songwriter turned to her mother and said she hoped the verdict would inspire other victims of assault. (more...)
Facebook Marketplace expanding to more European countries Facebook Marketplace expanding to more European countries
- August 15, 2017

Marketplace, which competes with e-commerce sites like Craigslist and Ebay EBAY +0.4%, debuted in the U.S.in October and has since expanded to six countries: Australia, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Chile and Mexico. Announcement to that effect was made by Facebook today. These draw in about 550 million monthly visitors, accounting for more than a quarter of Facebook's 2 billion global users. (more...)
Iraq announces start of air campaign against Daesh in Tal Afar Iraq announces start of air campaign against Daesh in Tal Afar
- August 15, 2017

ISIS lost control of Mosul, its last urban bastion in Iraq, early last month, following a two-phased Iraqi military offensive, which first began in October 2016. The participation of the Hashd al-Shaabi in the planned Tal Afar operation has sparked fears of a possible sectarian conflict. Abadi is expected to announce the launch of the ground assault but there are no indications on when it is due to start. (more...)
North Korea missile crisis seen pushing South Korea to gun up North Korea missile crisis seen pushing South Korea to gun up
- August 15, 2017

The Labour leader's intervention comes after China's President warned the U.S. and North Korea not to exacerbate tensions after Mr Trump said Kim would "truly regret" military action. Either way, tensions seem set to rise as the US and South Korea prepare to hold annual exercises, called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, which are scheduled to run from August 21-31. (more...)
No criminality in Neil Lennon's goal celebration at Ibrox No criminality in Neil Lennon's goal celebration at Ibrox
- August 15, 2017

The latest terrifying plots emerged online in the wake of Hibs' 3-2 victory over Rangers in the powderkeg match at Ibrox on Saturday . Following the match, Lennon insisted he had no concerns about the reaction to his celebration. I'm celebrating a goal - so that's the end of it". Lennon was pleased by the way his side responded to going down to an early goal. Funnily enough he didn't have something to say to me. (more...)
President Trump condemns white supremacists during press conference President Trump condemns white supremacists during press conference
- August 15, 2017

To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Greens said that the violence inflicted on anti-racist counter-protesters, including a auto driven into a crowd that killed one person and injured more than two dozen others, was a deliberate act of domestic terrorism. (more...)

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