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USA seeks 'effective' ties with China's military
- August 17, 2017

Earlier on Tuesday, North Korea said it would keep fire-ready regarding its Guam plans while watching the actions of the United States for a while longer. The White House scored a diplomatic victory August 5 when the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest ballistic missile tests. (more...)
Donald Trump Should Fire Steve Bannon Donald Trump Should Fire Steve Bannon
- August 17, 2017

In comments to The American Prospect posted online, Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon , said the United States is in an "economic war" with China . China: Mr Bannon said if anything North Korea was just a "sideshow" to the real challenge the USA is facing - "economic war" with China. "We're going to run the tables on these guys", Bannon promised in the interview, explaining that the administration also plans to lodge trade complaints against China over steel and aluminum ... (more...)
Levels: Record breaking results at St Paul's Levels: Record breaking results at St Paul's
- August 17, 2017

Principal Amanda Mosek said, "We are delighted to have once again achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for A-levels". "We want every student leaving Midhurst Rother College to be well prepared for whatever they go on to do next". The A*- A percentage has seen an increase of seven percentage points from previous year, while the A* - B grades saw an increase of four percentage points. (more...)
Hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before swimming Hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before swimming
- August 17, 2017

Over the weekend, signs placed at the Paradise Apartments in Arosa, some 80 miles southeast of Zurich, urged "Jewish guests" to shower before entering the pool and access a refrigerator at set times. "We are very familiar with the indiscriminate welcome and hospitality of hotels in the region, and know what shame such incidents as this case in Arosa bring to them", Samuels told The Algemeiner on Thursday. (more...)
TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second
- August 17, 2017

An independent candidate also succeeded in one seat. Meanwhile, the Bhartiya Janata Party won in four Wards of Dhupguri- contrary to the 2012 municipality elections when the party had won just one seat. Thanking the people for giving a resounding mandate to her party, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dubbed it as "victory of the masses". The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front. (more...)
Councilman requests resolution to remove Confederate statues on Monument Ave Councilman requests resolution to remove Confederate statues on Monument Ave
- August 17, 2017

Although Taney was never part of the Confederacy, the court's decision was celebrated by supporters of slavery . Christian said he's pleased to see that Mayor Levar Stoney is now saying the city should consider removing or relocating its Confederate statues . (more...)
Baltimore takes down Confederate statues in middle of night Baltimore takes down Confederate statues in middle of night
- August 17, 2017

Robert E. Lee ended in violence, and led to the death of Heather Heyer, killed by a man driving a vehicle into a group of counter-protesters. A woman was killed when a man described as a white nationalist crashed his auto into the counter-protesters. (more...)
Brexit paper: British government's plans raise 'serious concerns' Brexit paper: British government's plans raise 'serious concerns'
- August 17, 2017

The partnership model would " align " customs approaches between Britain and the European Union, resulting in "no customs border at all between the United Kingdom and Ireland", the paper claims. Britain's proposals have been met with a sceptical reaction in Brussels, with the European Parliament's chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt claiming invisible borders between the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland were a "fantasy". (more...)
National Basketball Association 2K18 has 'everyone stuck off the realness' in new gameplay trailer National Basketball Association 2K18 has 'everyone stuck off the realness' in new gameplay trailer
- August 17, 2017

Fans can pre-order National Basketball Association 2K18 at participating North American retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on September 15, 2017. As for the Knicks, they had Patrick Ewing who was the main man in the '90s. Luckily for Grizzlies fans, this couple of selected teams pretty much epitomize two of the franchise's best campaigns. (more...)
Van driven into people in busy Barcelona area Van driven into people in busy Barcelona area
- August 17, 2017

Photo An ambulance at the site in Barcelona where a van plowed into a crowd on Thursday, injuring several people. Details are still coming in. Emergency services said people should stay away from the area around Plaça de Catalunya. The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled on foot after it came to a stop. Police told people to avoid the area. It was terrible, there was panic. There are multiple injuries, police said, but have not yet said whether the incident was intentional or accidental. (more...)
Arsene Wenger to be sacked if African billionaire buys Arsenal Arsene Wenger to be sacked if African billionaire buys Arsenal
- August 17, 2017

Dangote - who is worth £8.6billion - has supported the Gunners since the mid-Eighties. "I will wait. Even if things change I will take it and make the difference going forward". "It's a great team, well-run". He put a four-year time frame on his plan to complete the takeover when speaking last September . The Gunners go to the Potteries for a Saturday evening kick-off, having got the 2017-18 Premier League season off to a stunning start in a seven-goal drama at the Emirates. (more...)
Police helicopter crashes near Charlotteville protest site Police helicopter crashes near Charlotteville protest site
- August 17, 2017

The NHL's Detroit Red Wings released a statement denouncing the use of their logo at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and saying they are considering legal action to stop it. Organizers of the Saturday rally in Charlottesville said it was put together in opposition to a plan by local officials to remove a statue of Robert E. (more...)
Barcelona need more new signings following Neymar departure - Busquets Barcelona need more new signings following Neymar departure - Busquets
- August 17, 2017

Marco Asensio followed up his brilliant late goal in Sunday's first leg with a stunning effort from 30 metres in the fourth minute that proved a punishing blow for the Catalans. "He had his holiday and has been with us only five or six days, but physically he worked very hard during his holidays and he is ready", said Zidane. (more...)
Government sets out post-Brexit customs plan
- August 17, 2017

The paper outlines the government's principles for maintaining a seamless and frictionless border between Ireland and Northern Ireland , which will leave the European Union along with the rest of the UK. Theresa May's administration is getting ready to announce their first detailed proposals on what the relationship between Britain and Europe will be once negotiations have concluded, with today's announcement the first concrete proposal that has emerged from ministers. (more...)
French first lady says husband's only fault is being younger French first lady says husband's only fault is being younger
- August 17, 2017

The former teacher, aged 64, mentioned the much discussed 25-year age gap between her husband, saying his only fault is how "he is younger than I am". What is important is that everything is very clear: like all those before me, I will assume my role public, but the French and now they know what means have been put at my disposal. (more...)
Will you be viewing the solar eclipse? Send us your photos Will you be viewing the solar eclipse? Send us your photos
- August 17, 2017

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has warned that the market is being flooded by counterfeit eclipse glasses that are labeled as if they're compliant with the global safety standard for filters enabling direct viewing of the Sun, but in fact are not. (more...)
Free Eclipse Glasses at Wayne County Library Free Eclipse Glasses at Wayne County Library
- August 17, 2017

Unfortunately, most are already sold out. In St. Paul, the Science Museum of Minnesota is hosting an eclipse viewing party from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. The viewing party will take place from 1-2 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. (more...)
United Nations says number of S. Sudan refugees in Uganda hits 1million United Nations says number of S. Sudan refugees in Uganda hits 1million
- August 17, 2017

Only a fraction of the funding needed for 2017 has been secured. THE global community has been urged to fulfil promises of financial aid to Uganda and help support multitudes of refugees. "The funding shortfall in Uganda is now significantly impacting the abilities to deliver life-saving aid and key basic services", the UNHCR statement said. (more...)
Doctor says nail punctured Wisconsin man's heart Doctor says nail punctured Wisconsin man's heart
- August 17, 2017

According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, after tests and a tetanus shot, Doug underwent an open heart surgery which took over an hour as the nail was removed and doctors made sure that there was no damage on the surrounding area. "If you could find someone that would be great, I'm just going to sit down", he told the guard. He's not giving up his home renovations though - but says he'll be even more careful in the future. (more...)
TN CM announces inquiry into Jayalalithaa's death TN CM announces inquiry into Jayalalithaa's death
- August 17, 2017

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy on Thursday announced that a committee will be set up to investigate the death of late former chief minister J Jayalalithaa . With both EPS and OPS factions coming together, Dinakaran is expected to flex his muscles. On Monday, he held his first public meeting near Madurai to commemorate AIADMK founder M.G. (more...)
Dunford Working On US-China Military Dialogue in Beijing Dunford Working On US-China Military Dialogue in Beijing
- August 17, 2017

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and Chinese Joint Staff Chief Gen. Fang Fenghui signed the "dialogue mechanism" at the Ba Yi, China's equivalent to the Pentagon. In recent weeks, Beijing has proved hesitant to take decisive action of any kind against Pyongyang. Joseph Dunford told reporters Thursday that he's advised the USA leadership not to dial back on the exercises with South Korea. (more...)
Spanish coastguard rescues 600 migrants from 15 vessels in just one day Spanish coastguard rescues 600 migrants from 15 vessels in just one day
- August 17, 2017

According to United Nations figures, more than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year - three times as many as the previous year. Although Italy is the main target area for migrants coming to Europe, it is thought that Spain will become the second-largest target this year, meaning it would overtake Greece. (more...)
Trump ends advisory councils after CEO exodus Trump ends advisory councils after CEO exodus
- August 17, 2017

A parade of business executives broke ties with Trump on Wednesday after he blamed white nationalists and counter-protesters in equal measure for the weekend clashes that left one woman dead. "I think there is blame on both sides ". Morrison had earlier said that she would stay on the council, but changed her mind following Trump's Tuesday press conference , in which he offered support to the white nationalist demonstrators. (more...)
Trump Attacks CEOs For Leaving Council, Expressing Concerns Trump Attacks CEOs For Leaving Council, Expressing Concerns
- August 17, 2017

In a statement on behalf of himself and Lee, Trumka said "we must resign on behalf of America's working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups". The president, famous for his ability to be direct and forceful, was faulted for condemning violence "on many sides". Of his departure, Trump replied, "Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned. (more...)
Sydney Snubbed On World's Most Liveable List Due To Terror Threat Sydney Snubbed On World's Most Liveable List Due To Terror Threat
- August 17, 2017

The only Australian city in the top ten of Mr Lovato's index is Sydney , which came a creditable fifth place. EIU considers stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, in determining the liveability of cities across the globe. (more...)
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.31 Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.31
- August 17, 2017

Shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc . (NYSE: DAL ) has risen 11.83% since August 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.87% the S&P500. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link . (more...)
Trump calls business leaders who dropped off manufacturing council 'grandstanders' Trump calls business leaders who dropped off manufacturing council 'grandstanders'
- August 17, 2017

Thank you all!" Trump wrote in a tweet. But he did not step down from the Strategic and Policy Forum . Bannon's job has been in question, with Trump refusing Tuesday to say he had confidence in him. It was a bold declaration. The political PAC maintained by Merck and funded through donations from Merck employees made over $1.1 million in candidate contributions during the 2016 campaign - but did not contribute to Trump or his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, according to documents ... (more...)
In Holland a man took hostage an employee of the radio station In Holland a man took hostage an employee of the radio station
- August 17, 2017

After about half an hour, the woman was released and the armed man was arrested, Independent quoted Dutch Police as saying. The man's identity and motives weren't immediately clear, she said. The police arrived soon and a negotiator entered the building to try to make contact with the man. The NOS said the man had entered the building with a big knife to her throat and that he had wanted to speak to someone from US news channel CNN. (more...)
Trump abruptly disbands 2 advisory councils after business leaders quit en masse Trump abruptly disbands 2 advisory councils after business leaders quit en masse
- August 17, 2017

On Tuesday, the president lashed out at the business leaders on Twitter , remarking that for every "grandstander" who left the council, there were plenty to take their place. On Monday, he more directly condemned white supremacists , neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, only to pivot back to blaming "both sides " during a heated news conference at Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday. (more...)
Mattis and Tillerson: We're Holding Pyongyang to Account Mattis and Tillerson: We're Holding Pyongyang to Account
- August 17, 2017

Japan has deployed the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile defence system in Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures in western Japan, which North Korea had warned could be along its missiles' flight path. How should US officials respond, if the test is carried out? He said his South Korean government "will put everything on the line to prevent another war in the Korean Peninsula". (more...)

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