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UN Chief Urges Political Solution on N.Korea Nukes UN Chief Urges Political Solution on N.Korea Nukes
- August 17, 2017

Russian Federation hopes the rhetoric of mutual threats from the leadership in the United States and North Korea has cooled down, Lavrov said at a press conference. "We can not support the ideas that some of our partners continue to nourish and that are aimed literally at the economic suffocation of North Korea with all the negative, tragic humanitarian consequences for the North Korean citizens", Lavrov said, noting that the possibilities for economic pressure on North Korea have nearly been ... (more...)
Bannon calls white supremacists 'a collection of clowns' Bannon calls white supremacists 'a collection of clowns'
- August 17, 2017

The latest anti-Bannon campaign comes as Trump faces mounting criticism for insisting that white supremacist groups and those who opposed them were both at fault for deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. He advocated for the U.S.to file a complaint under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act - which allows for sanctions against countries that violate trade agreements or engage in unfair trade practices - as well as follow-up complaints against steel and aluminum dumping, ... (more...)
CMS Provides More Details on Proposal to Eliminate Mandatory Bundled Payment Programs
- August 17, 2017

Canceling the cardiac bundled payments allows CMS greater flexibility in designing and piloting new payment models, it said in an announcement . Under the proposed rule, the CJR program would be mandatory for hospitals in 34 of the 67 geographic areas chosen for the program. (more...)
Mossad chief to visit DC for talks on Iran and Syria Mossad chief to visit DC for talks on Iran and Syria
- August 17, 2017

Israeli reports stated that the new satellite images confirm an assessment by Mossad Director Yossi Cohen before the Israeli Cabinet earlier this week. Experts said that the sophisticated construction of the facility could not have been undertaken without Iranian experts operating inside Syria. The Israeli representatives will meet with National Security Adviser H.R. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra returns to Mumbai to begin work on SLB's next? Priyanka Chopra returns to Mumbai to begin work on SLB's next?
- August 17, 2017

The actor, along with Bhansali, hopes to zero in on a leading man for the project. "Though Bhansali is neck deep in work with Padmavati , he wants to start this film by mid-2018". This time its because of a short Boomerang video shared by the actress on Instagram on the eve of Independence Day , in which she is wearing a tri-color dupatta and waving it. (more...)
Graham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them' Graham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them'
- August 17, 2017

Shame!", the U.S. president added. This, Graham said, was at odds with many Republicans' views."Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them", Graham said in a statement. "We must be clear". "This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for". Senator Marco Rubio, defeated previous year by Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, said, "Mr. (more...)
Sixth Australian politician declares dual nationality Sixth Australian politician declares dual nationality
- August 17, 2017

She is also the deputy leader of The Nationals . "By Monday evening I was advised that a caseworker at the UK Home Office was of the view that on the basis of the limited facts that I had provided, I was a British citizen by descent through my Scottish-born father", she said. (more...)
Turkey warns against Iraq's Kurdish referendum Turkey warns against Iraq's Kurdish referendum
- August 17, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in June strongly criticized the referendum plan, calling it "an error" and "a threat" to Iraq's territorial integrity. Iraqi Kurdish oil is exported through Turkey, a key economic lifeline for the region. Both officials stressed the need for the Kurdish independence referendum to have a "constitutional framework", warning that otherwise there was a risk of dispute between Erbil and Baghdad . (more...)
Umar Akmal gets trolled on Twitter for 'verbal abuse' allegations Umar Akmal gets trolled on Twitter for 'verbal abuse' allegations
- August 17, 2017

Akmal made these strong statements against Arthur in a press conference on Wednesday. "He [Arthur] shouldn't be swearing at me like that, it is like he's abusing all of Pakistan ", Akmal said. Speaking to ESPNcricinfo , Arthur confirmed that he had spoken to Akmal and told him that he needed to earn back the right to use the facilities at the National Cricket Academy, especially as he was recently dropped from the list of centrally contracted players. (more...)
Justice Minister Michael Keenan a United Kingdom citizen Justice Minister Michael Keenan a United Kingdom citizen
- August 17, 2017

No action on Mr Keenan or his father's part was needed to activate it and he would have needed to formally renounce it, as he now claims he did. He is the third Government minister to be enveloped in the widening citizenship scandal. Resources Minister Matt Canavan resigned, but stayed in parliament, while the High Court rules on his eligibility after his mother applied for him to have Italian citizenship. (more...)
South Korea Seeks to Stabilize Financial Markets
- August 17, 2017

Dunford's tour of Asia started in South Korea , where he told President Moon Jae-in that the USA was prepared to use military force against North Korea , but only as a last resort, with economic and diplomatic solutions to be used until exhausted. (more...)
Artists React to Trump's Blaming 'Both Sides' for Charlottesville Violence Artists React to Trump's Blaming 'Both Sides' for Charlottesville Violence
- August 17, 2017

The white supremacy controversy had become a "distraction" from the forum's policy discussions, he added, although he did not criticise the President's actions directly. They announced in a strongly worded statement that: "Intolerance, racism and violence have absolutely no place in this country and are an affront to core American values". (more...)
Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Rahul Gandhi blames Narendra Modi's 'healthcare policies' for deaths Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Rahul Gandhi blames Narendra Modi's 'healthcare policies' for deaths
- August 17, 2017

He was speaking at Jammu on the eve of India's 70th Independence Day. Yesterday (Tuesday), the Prime Minister (Modi) gave a new slogan "Bharat Jodo". But most of his speech was devoted to the economy as he pointed out the various reforms carried out by his government, including demonetisation, the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the crackdown on black money. (more...)
Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect
- August 17, 2017

Cavusoglu said: "If this person is there, we asked that he be located, taken into custody and returned to Turkey". Turkish media reported that Oksuz has been seen in the German cities of Frankfurt and Ulm and was granted a temporary residence permit in the southwestern state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg. (more...)
Sergio Busquets urges Barcelona to make signings after Real Madrid defeat Sergio Busquets urges Barcelona to make signings after Real Madrid defeat
- August 17, 2017

Replacements for Neymar will no doubt arrive before the end of August with Phillipe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele being lined up to replace him, but it's now very clearly a seller's market and Barca can expect to pay anywhere between 260-300 million euros ($305-$350 million) to buy the pair; more than they would have spent if the shopping had done earlier in the summer. (more...)
Family's dogs save children from copperhead Family's dogs save children from copperhead
- August 17, 2017

But a copperhead snake was nearby and, unbeknownst to the grandmother, about to strike. Paco, 9 months old, was bitten on the leg, given a dose of antivenom and is back home recovering. "I can't express how much our boys mean to us", the dogs' carer, Melissa Butt , said about the pair, "and to have Slayer in so much pain just breaks my heart". (more...)
What Does North Korea Hope to Gain by Threatening Guam? What Does North Korea Hope to Gain by Threatening Guam?
- August 17, 2017

During the Vietnam War, tens of thousands of US soldiers were stationed on Guam . Patrons packed local restaurants, barely glancing at televisions bearing news of Pyongyang's latest threat against their homeland. Guam is about 2,100 miles southeast of Pyongyang, and 3,800 miles west of Honolulu. USA forces on the island were not immediately available for comment. (more...)
Rahul not competent enough to comment on PM's I-day speech: BJP Rahul not competent enough to comment on PM's I-day speech: BJP
- August 17, 2017

Addressing a convention, "Sanjhi Virasat Bachao" (save our shared heritage) organised by rebel JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav in the national capital, Rahul Gandhi said that wherever PM Modi goes, he lies to the people about one thing or the other. (more...)
South Korea Looks to Jumpstart Diplomacy in North Korea Standoff South Korea Looks to Jumpstart Diplomacy in North Korea Standoff
- August 17, 2017

Calls for nuclear armament have gained traction as Pyongyang stepped up its nuclear and missile programs, with two nuclear tests past year, as well as a series of missile launches, including those capable of reaching the continental U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the crisis was approaching a critical juncture and urged all sides in the standoff to help "put out the flames" and not add fuel to the fire. (more...)
Rupert Murdoch has 'urged Trump to cut Steve Bannon' Rupert Murdoch has 'urged Trump to cut Steve Bannon'
- August 17, 2017

Among the critics pressuring the president to dismiss Bannon is Fox News' own Rupert Murdoch, who is said to have pushed for the chief strategist's ouster over at a White House dinner attended by new chief of staff John Kelly and Kushner. (more...)
Korea issue with US
- August 17, 2017

Pyongyang has long viewed the "Ulchi-Freedom Guardian" exercises, slated for August 21-31 this year, as preparation for war, not merely for the defense of South Korea as billed. Kim Jong-un had suggested Pyongyang was preparing to fire missiles towards the USA island territory of Guam, prompting Mr Trump to say that U.S. military solutions are " locked and loaded " if the North chose to act "unwisely". (more...)
Tombs Found in Egypt's Nile Valley Date Back More Than 2000 Years Tombs Found in Egypt's Nile Valley Date Back More Than 2000 Years
- August 17, 2017

The excavation in Samalout started in May, according to the official. The tombs are said to contain sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes, one of which was sculpted in the shape of a human face. More work is underway at the site to discover its secrets, a statement from the ministry said. The location of the dig, in the El-Kamil El-Sahrawi archaeological site, in central Egypt near the banks of the Nile, previously unearthed 20 tombs in a series of ancient catacombs in 2015. (more...)
Top US military official Joseph Dunford arrives in South Korea Top US military official Joseph Dunford arrives in South Korea
- August 17, 2017

Asian stocks bounced back on Monday after three losing sessions, but gains were capped by worries about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula that sent investors fleeing from riskier assets last week. Yesterday James Mattis, the United States defence secretary, said that it would be "game on" if North Korea fired a missile that hit American territory. (more...)
LeBron James Labels Donald Trump LeBron James Labels Donald Trump "So-Called President" In Comments On Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

President Trump's comments Tuesday on the events in Charlottesville, in which he returned to avoiding specific criticism of white nationalists while asserting that "there's blame on both sides", earned widespread condemnation. "And that's the only way we're going to be able to conquer something as one". This was the second time James has criticised the president since the Charlottesville protests. (more...)
Swine flu toll 11 Swine flu toll 11
- August 17, 2017

With this the death toll has gone up to 11 so far this year in the state. Similarly, out of 47 swab samples, 16 tested positive for H1N1 virus taking the total number of swine flu positive patients across the State to 161. As of Wednesday, 1,129 swine flu patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the state. So far, no infection was found to health staff or officials who are treating the H1N1 patients, the ministry's statement said. (more...)
Hong Kong activist Wong braces for possible prison sentence Hong Kong activist Wong braces for possible prison sentence
- August 17, 2017

Mr Wong, who rose to fame as a teenager after leading a successful campaign against the introduction of a pro-Beijing national education curriculum and then became the face of the 2014 pro-democracy street protests, known as the Umbrella Movement, was handed his sentence on Thursday. (more...)
OR governor holds eclipse press conference OR governor holds eclipse press conference
- August 17, 2017

OR has passed the nation's most progressive abortion bill, requiring state insurers to provide free abortions for all, including illegal immigrants. The new law ensures that insurance companies include abortion coverage without a co-pay. "Women, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, people of color, immigrants and people of faith are not going to silently stand around while politicians in Washington D.C. (more...)
Tom Cruise's broken ankle halts Mission Impossible 6 filming Tom Cruise's broken ankle halts Mission Impossible 6 filming
- August 17, 2017

Tom Cruise injuried during Mission Impossible 6 shoot recently and the filming has been delayed by up to three months. Christopher McQuarrie added that the "Top Gun" star was padded when he executed the stunt . You can see it on his face". Sources told The Sun that Cruise has been taken to the USA for treatment. Cruise is admired in the industry for his adventurous attitude to filmmaking, which over the years has involved some hair-raising moments on set. (more...)
Trump's defense of statues echoes right-wing rhetoric Trump's defense of statues echoes right-wing rhetoric
- August 17, 2017

OK. Good. Are we going to take down the statue? "I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct." Because he was a major slave owner. Donald Trump eats a pork chop on a stick at the Iowa State Fair on August 15, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump's allusion to "history" is a dog whistle, explains Brian Buetler in the New Republic. (more...)
Jim Mattis warns of escalation into war if N. Korea attacks US Jim Mattis warns of escalation into war if N. Korea attacks US
- August 17, 2017

Strangelove , doing things like that", he said. Kim's announcement marks a retreat from last week , when Pyongyang threatened to fire Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles into waters just 30-40 kilometers off the us -controlled Pacific island of Guam. (more...)

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