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US National Security Adviser Says 'No War with N.Korea Imminent'
- August 16, 2017

He said a resolution of the dispute through military force was "completely unacceptable". Officials are still expecting a strong August, Muna said. Pompeo was asked about the warning given by the US President Donald Trump to North Korea if they attacked Guam, an American territory in the Pacific. (more...)
Nigeria bombing kills 30, injures 80 in Borno state Nigeria bombing kills 30, injures 80 in Borno state
- August 16, 2017

They then went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict and simultaneously detonated their explosives. The report said no death was recorded in the second attack but many were said to have sustained injuries. At least 27 people were killed and some 83 were injured. But this year has seen a surge in attacks, including an audacious assault on an oil exploration team that killed 69 people in Borno in July, raising fears that Boko Haram is regaining strength. (more...)
Louis CK Has Directed A Secret Movie, 'I Love You, Daddy' Louis CK Has Directed A Secret Movie, 'I Love You, Daddy'
- August 16, 2017

A zombie flick starring Halifax native Ellen Page, Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, a political profile of the "Deep Throat" informant who sparked the Watergate scandal and " I Love You, Daddy " by Louis C.K. "Molly's Game", starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, is the first feature film to be helmed by Sorkin, who also wrote the screenplay about a former skier who runs the world's most elite high-stakes poker games before being targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
White supremacist Richard Spencer asks to speak at University of Florida White supremacist Richard Spencer asks to speak at University of Florida
- August 16, 2017

He also said on Monday that although he condemns violence, he thinks "there's a very good chance" suspect Alex Fields, Jr.is not guilty of murder. Spencer expected that Stone might be sympathetic to his plight because the professor had penned an op-ed for the New York Times in April in which he defended Spencer's constitutional right to speak at Auburn University , in Alabama. (more...)
US stocks up as N Korea fears ease US stocks up as N Korea fears ease
- August 16, 2017

Suncor Energy Inc slipped 0.4 per cent to $40.68, and Pembina Pipeline Corp fell 0.9 per cent to $40.34. USA gold futures for December delivery rose 0.2 percent to $1,291.80 per ounce. Lumber producers also fell, with West Fraser Timber Co Ltd down 3.3 percent to C$63.21 and Interfor Corp sliding 4.6 percent to C$18.38. USA officials also played down the likelihood of a nuclear conflict with North Korea. (more...)
Trump equates Confederate generals Robert E Trump equates Confederate generals Robert E
- August 16, 2017

Referring again to the white supremacists who organized the rally in Charlottesville, Trump said, "They were there to protest - you take a look the night before - they were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Also present were David Duke, the former leader of the KKK, and Richard Spencer, the founder of the alt-right movement who has called for "peaceful ethnic cleansing" in the past. (more...)
Pandya helps India score 487/9 at Lunch on Day 2
- August 16, 2017

It is always proud to be part of a great team, and even more when it comes out to be one of the historic series win. Ravichandran Ashwin was the destroyer-in-chief in the second innings, picking up four wickets, while the pace duo of Mohammed Shami (3 wickets) and Umesh Yadav (2 wickets) did their bit to bring the curtains down on Sri Lanka's misery early. (more...)
Liberia Expresses Solidarity With Sierra Leone After Mudslide Kills Hundreds Liberia Expresses Solidarity With Sierra Leone After Mudslide Kills Hundreds
- August 16, 2017

Military personnel have been deployed to help in the rescue operation now ongoing, officials said. Emergency services have discovered more bodies today. The collapse caused a mudslide and reports say numerous people living nearby were asleep at the time. Others estimate that over 400 lives were lost, while another 3,000 are estimated to have lost their homes, submerged by the mud. (more...)
Iran Threatens Nuclear Program Could Resume in Hours to Advanced State Iran Threatens Nuclear Program Could Resume in Hours to Advanced State
- August 16, 2017

But Mr Tillerson said earlier this month that Washington could "tear it up and walk away" or stay in the deal and hold Iran accountable to its terms, which he said would require Iran to act as a "good neighbour". Haley is scheduled to travel to Vienna later this month to meet with officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who monitor Iran's compliance with the 2015 deal. (more...)
Alligator found in hotel pool in Atlantic City Alligator found in hotel pool in Atlantic City
- August 16, 2017

The gator was taken to the Cape May County Zoo, police said. An investigation into the April 22, 2016, overdose death of 42-year-old Adam O'Gara led authorities to Campos, the Prosecutor's Office said. But they note the motel is a short distance from the Lakes Bay nature preserve. The reptile was seen lurking at the bottom of the pool at the Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic City. (more...)
Leo Varadkar to make official visit to Canada next week Leo Varadkar to make official visit to Canada next week
- August 16, 2017

While Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach of Ireland, might be well known to me, you and almost everyone in this country, he just wasn't a familiar face to Emma Kelly . "In Toronto and Montreal I will meet with political and business leaders to further explore investment and tourism opportunities for Ireland". CETA is expected to be a major topic of discussion during those meetings. (more...)
USA trade union federation president quits Trump council USA trade union federation president quits Trump council
- August 16, 2017

On Tuesday afternoon , speaking about the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, Trump appeared to backtrack on his critical comments a day earlier about the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Trumka is one of the best-known manufacturing leaders in the country. But Trump's blame of the "alt-left" for charging white supremacist and neo-Nazi protestors prompted Trumka and Lee to leave the board. (more...)
US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula US, China Sign Communication Deal Amid Heightened Tensions on Korean Peninsula
- August 16, 2017

Still, the top envoys' meeting may deal with the recent spike in tensions between North Korea and USA over the former's missile and nuclear programme. At the Pentagon on Tuesday, when asked about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's earlier threat to fire a missile near the USA territory of Guam, Mattis told reporters, "here in the Pentagon, we're part of the sentinel for our nation and we stand ready to defend our nation". (more...)
India issues visa to Pakistani woman seeking cancer treatment India issues visa to Pakistani woman seeking cancer treatment
- August 16, 2017

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said India would grant medical visa to Pakistani nationals in genuine pending cases. "Ma'am you are mother for me". "On the auspicious occasion of India's Independence Day , we will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with us", Swaraj tweeted, and tagged the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. (more...)
Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis
- August 16, 2017

These promises to respect Pyongyang's leadership and the state's function as a buffer state between US-influenced South Korea and Chinese-backed North Korea represent the substance of what China and Kim Jong Un would likely demand from the U.S. (more...)
CBO Projects Doomsday Scenario For Obamacare If Trump Stops Funding CBO Projects Doomsday Scenario For Obamacare If Trump Stops Funding
- August 16, 2017

The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper analyzed the repercussions of what would happen if Mr. Trump decides to cut off cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. Insurers are facing an upheaval in their health insurance businesses due to uncertainty over the healthcare legislation as Republican lawmakers seek to follow through on their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . (more...)
USA says still interested in dialogue with NKorea USA says still interested in dialogue with NKorea
- August 16, 2017

It comes days after the Korean People's Army announced it is preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. In South Korea, the presidential office said the phone call between Washington and Beijing could be a new phase in soothing security tensions on the peninsula adding that Seoul will closely work with both countries on solving the matter. (more...)
Guam Governor Says Trump Called, Assured Island Is Safe Guam Governor Says Trump Called, Assured Island Is Safe
- August 16, 2017

In a report by North Korea's state news agency, Mr Kim called for the USA to show through actions that it wanted to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and prevent a risky military clash. Pompeo said Kim responds to "adverse circumstances", suggesting that the North Korean leader will realize he doesn't want a military confrontation with Washington. (more...)
Advocates rally on Idaho Statehouse steps in support of DACA Advocates rally on Idaho Statehouse steps in support of DACA
- August 16, 2017

The result could be profound in California, home to an estimated 220,000 DACA recipients - the most of any state. In June , the Department of Homeland Security said it would not be making any changes to DACA, explicitly stating that no changes would be made to eligibility requirements and no work permits would be terminated. (more...)
United States Steel Corporation (X) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest
- August 16, 2017

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.00% of the company's stock. Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $4 range (lowest target price), allowing for another 36.52% jump from its current position. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) has risen 58.12% since August 15, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.720 and a beta of 2.86. (more...)
Berkeley hot dog restaurant fires employee after attending Virginia rally Berkeley hot dog restaurant fires employee after attending Virginia rally
- August 16, 2017

But, it's a tactic that can also snare some innocent people in its net. Soon after Twitter users called out the participants of the white nationalist rally in the U.S. Pete Tefft's father said in a statement: "My son is not welcome at our family gatherings". People have one version, I have another. Nonetheless, he says "it scares me to call that activism because it seems more like a certain condemnation and a certain judgement that ironically flies in the face of democracy itself". (more...)
North Korea shelves Guam missile plan North Korea shelves Guam missile plan
- August 16, 2017

But he stressed that the USA is pursuing "a very determined diplomatic effort" led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that's coupled with new financial sanctions to dissuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from further provocations. Trump raised alarm around the world - and particularly in Asia - by warning that North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it were to keep threatening the United States. (more...)
NY pet Dealers Placed Under new State Regulations NY pet Dealers Placed Under new State Regulations
- August 16, 2017

Cuomo says the new legislation will fix the loophole by requiring not-for-profit entities to comply will all documentation and vaccination requirements. Lawmakers passed it earlier this year in response to a string of bomb threats called into Jewish community centers across the country, including in the Hudson Valley. (more...)
Manchester Arena terror attack Manchester Arena terror attack
- August 16, 2017

The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund will also be setting aside some money to help those who were injured in the blast. "The payments will ensure the families benefit from the phenomenal outpouring of public support following the attack", the fund said in a press release. (more...)
There's actually some good news for Trump in the latest Russian Federation leak There's actually some good news for Trump in the latest Russian Federation leak
- August 16, 2017

The emails, which were read to the Post , were among more than 20,000 pages of documents that were transferred from the Trump campaign to congressional committees this month. Pence now claims he was "not aware" of any contacts between the campaign and Russian Federation. The emails aren't conclusive proof that no one in the campaign was interested in chatting with Russian officials because, er, they did in fact chat with Russian officials, or someone whom they thought was a Russian official. (more...)
Will Today's Macquarie Downgrade Harm Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) Stock? Will Today's Macquarie Downgrade Harm Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) Stock?
- August 16, 2017

Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a neutral rating on shares of Deutsche Bank AG in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. HSBC Holdings plc set a €13.00 ($15.29) target price on Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. (more...)
Iran can quit nuke deal if U.S. keeps adding sanctions: Rouhani Iran can quit nuke deal if U.S. keeps adding sanctions: Rouhani
- August 16, 2017

Rouhani warned that Iran was ready to walk out of the deal, which saw the lifting of most global sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme, if Washington persisted. New sanctions approved by Congress this month penalized Iran for its ballistic missile program and other activities in the region. It stopped short of explicitly barring such activity. (more...)
Kim Jong-un reportedly withdraws threat to shoot missiles towards Guam Kim Jong-un reportedly withdraws threat to shoot missiles towards Guam
- August 16, 2017

If "they persist in their irresponsible actions and unsafe in the Korean peninsula", the North Korea will take measures "such as already-announced", he however added. The daily JoongAng Ilbo newspaper took those comments as a sign of Moon's lack of urgency while Washington and Pyongyang trade "verbal bombs as if they are predicting a real war". (more...)
Abbott signs bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion Abbott signs bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion
- August 16, 2017

John Smithee said during the House debate . "Just because abortion is legal does not mean that people who have significant moral concerns with the taking of innocent life - as they believe abortion does -- need to pay for it through their health insurance, said Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director in Texas who now runs And Then There Were None ". (more...)
Tillerson Blasts ISIS for Genocide in Religious Freedom Report Tillerson Blasts ISIS for Genocide in Religious Freedom Report
- August 16, 2017

ISIS is the only group or malevolent actor named in the report's preface, indicating the seriousness with which the Trump administration views the group's threat. "We can not ignore these conditions", he said. He also noted the United States' continuing advocacy for the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, whom he said Turkey has "wrongfully imprisoned". (more...)

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