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McConnell: 'Hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky' McConnell: 'Hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky'
- August 18, 2017

Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, also said Tuesday that "hate and bigotry have no place in Kentucky", though he also said he disagrees with removing Confederate symbols and monuments from government property, calling it the " sanitization of history ". (more...)
Suspect arrested in Barcelona terror attack claims innocence Suspect arrested in Barcelona terror attack claims innocence
- August 18, 2017

At the same time, the police are searching for other terrorists who may have been involved and are on lookout for another commercial vehicle that was seen in the area at the time of the attack. In chilling echoes of the London Bridge attack, armed police have stormed La Boqueria open-air market amid claims that two terrorists are armed with rifles. (more...)
Pauline Hanson Just Walked Into The Senate Wearing A Burqa, No, Really Pauline Hanson Just Walked Into The Senate Wearing A Burqa, No, Really
- August 18, 2017

The senator's action was roundly criticized, with attorney general George Brandis stating unequivocally that the government does not plan on banning the burqa. Pauline Hanson entered the Senate chamber for the daily question time in the black garment, drawing audible shocks from those inside. Hanson's call for the banning of the burqa prompted disorderly interjections from across the chamber. (more...)
A-level results show first rise in top grades in six years A-level results show first rise in top grades in six years
- August 18, 2017

Prof Smithers noted in his research that although girls actually achieved more A*s than boys in 27 out of 35 subjects last year, boys were way ahead in subjects such as maths, which is not affected by this year's reforms and which produces "by far the most" A* grades. (more...)
Search area expanded but still no sign of Army copter crew Search area expanded but still no sign of Army copter crew
- August 18, 2017

The two pilots and three crew members have been missing since their UH-60 Black Hawk lost visual and radio contact during a training exercise Tuesday night. He did not identify the soldiers, who are with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Wheeler Army Airfield, Oahu. A plane, two helicopters and several boats are now being used in the search. (more...)
Modi govt. has destroyed peace in J&K: Rahul Modi govt. has destroyed peace in J&K: Rahul
- August 18, 2017

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, addressing a press conference here, alleged that Prime Minister Modi did not understand the gravity of the situation in Gorakhpur, and had equated it to a natural calamity. He did not tell you that whenever a poor person walks into a hospital for heart or cancer surgery, no money is provided by the government of India . (more...)
Republican Congressman Meets With WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Republican Congressman Meets With WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
- August 18, 2017

Johnson told the Daily Caller that he arranged the conversation on Assange's behalf because the WikiLeaks founder hopes to strike a deal with the US that will allow him to finally leave the embassy. Assange has been identified as a threat by United States intelligence, who believe he worked with Russian hackers to post stolen emails during last year's election. (more...)
Tennessee congressman plans to introduces articles of impeachment against Trump Tennessee congressman plans to introduces articles of impeachment against Trump
- August 18, 2017

Trump's ability to lead the country after his response to the events in Charlottesville , Virginia on Saturday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 15 and believes he should be removed from office. But Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., who has sponsored resolutions calling for Trump to fire Bannon and to be censured by the House, argues that Trump's remarks hit a chord beyond the Democratic base, parts of which have long called for impeachment . (more...)
Kim Jong Un briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam Kim Jong Un briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam
- August 18, 2017

North Korea said last week it was finalising plans to launch four missiles into the waters near the US Pacific territory of Guam , and its army would report the attack plan to Kim and wait for his order. North Korea's nuclear programme has been under scrutiny amid successful missile launches by Kim Jong-un, but there is no indication the natural disaster was caused by a test. (more...)
Moon reiterates no war on peninsula, Seoul and U.S. have shared vision Moon reiterates no war on peninsula, Seoul and U.S. have shared vision
- August 18, 2017

On March 26, 2010, the South Korean corvette Cheonan sank in the Yellow Sea after being hit by what is believed to have been a torpedo. Last week it threatened to fire a salvo of rockets towards the U.S. Current THAAD batteries in South Korea only protect military installations west of Seoul and do not now cover the capital city of 26 million people. (more...)
Guam Fliers Provide Emergency Tips for North Korea Threat Guam Fliers Provide Emergency Tips for North Korea Threat
- August 18, 2017

Kim, it said , wants to "watch a little more " before making a decision. Washington has been testing its missile defenses in response to the North's stepped-up development and the current escalation of tensions could lead to pressure for the US military to try to shoot down the North's missiles in midflight if they are heading toward Guam . (more...)
Republican Jewish Coalition calls for 'greater moral clarity' from Trump Republican Jewish Coalition calls for 'greater moral clarity' from Trump
- August 18, 2017

Although some members of the alt-right would likely dispute his claim that they are irrelevant, it is certainly true that these individuals do not have anywhere near the institutional support of their leftist rivals, who boast the backing of the mainstream news media, Hollywood, and academia. (more...)
Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism' Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism'
- August 18, 2017

It marks the highest negative poll rating Mr Trump has received by Marist during his tenure as president so far. Recently, Trump has come under fresh scrutiny from both sides of the aisle after failing to immediately condemn white nationalists by name in the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests. (more...)
USA says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table USA says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table
- August 18, 2017

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the exercises were "not now on the table as part of the negotiation at any level". On Wednesday, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met with Trump's national security adviser H.R. (more...)
Democratic Missouri Senator Says It Out Loud: 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated' Democratic Missouri Senator Says It Out Loud: 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated'
- August 18, 2017

Later in the thread, in response to another commenter, she wrote: "I hope Trump is assassinated!" But Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged she had written it in response to another commenter before deleting it. Louis , Kristina Schmidt, says there is no forum on social media, in letters or in person, that make it okay to make threats against the President. Walsh said today's political climate includes too much rancor and hate and Chappelle-Nadal should be ashamed of herself for adding to that toxic ... (more...)
Japan to boost missile defence system Japan to boost missile defence system
- August 18, 2017

Tillerson elaborated on that point Thursday: "The President felt it was necessary to remind the regime of what the consequences for them would be if they chose to carry out those threats", he said. "We would take immediate, specific actions to take it down", the USA defense chief said. The spokesman denied any link between the drill and recent regional tension over North Korea. (more...)
Driver Plows Truck Into Crowd in Barcelona Driver Plows Truck Into Crowd in Barcelona
- August 18, 2017

State-owned broadcaster RTVE reported that investigators think two vans were used - one for the attack and a second as a getaway vehicle. The area is a popular summer tourist spot and several of the teams were staying in the area. "We had no idea what was going on". "Be tough & strong, we love you!" A police officer directs a person on the sidewalk after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona on August 17, 2017 . (more...)
Sen. Corker slams Trump for lack of 'competence' and 'stability' Sen. Corker slams Trump for lack of 'competence' and 'stability'
- August 18, 2017

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) speaks August 17, 2017, at the Chattanooga, Tenn., Convention Center. "Our role is to make our nation great, to overcome these issues", he said, not specifying which issues he meant. Corker once was considered a candidate for secretary of state - even vice president - under Trump. Corker appeared to be selecting his words carefully as he spoke to local press at the event in Chattanooga on Thursday. (more...)
Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Taxpayer Funding of Abortions Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Taxpayer Funding of Abortions
- August 18, 2017

An earlier version of the bill was blocked by Republican Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus . The bill, known as the "Bathroom Bill", meant to require transgender individuals to use public restrooms that corresponded to their gender of birth and not to the gender they identify with, but pressure from business leaders and civil rights groups managed to get the measure blocked by moderate Republicans in the House. (more...)
Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet
- August 18, 2017

At the same time, another informed source said soldiers deployed on the border with China have been asked to stay alert, while not ruling out possibilities of more skirmishes. Sinha said that dialogue is the only way out for resolution of the Kashmir issue and the same has been promised by the PDP and BJP government in their Agenda of Alliance. (more...)
Trump Again Referenced A Gruesome (And False) Story About Executing Muslims Trump Again Referenced A Gruesome (And False) Story About Executing Muslims
- August 17, 2017

There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!" he tweeted . For some time, there have been rumors that claim Gen. John J. Pershing employed such tactics following the Philippine-American War in order to deter insurgents. Trump said Pershing used blood of pigs, deemed impure in the Koran, to combat terrorists. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly trotted out this story . (more...)
United Kingdom says it may seek 'temporary' customs union with EU after Brexit United Kingdom says it may seek 'temporary' customs union with EU after Brexit
- August 17, 2017

Brussels has refused to start talks on future trading ties with Britain until certain priority issues are resolved, including how the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be managed after Brexit . A position paper released today details the proposals and stresses that a physical border should be avoided and that there should be no physical infrastructure such as customs posts after Brexit . (more...)
FY2017 Earnings Estimate for Pretium Resources Inc (TSE:PVG) Issued By Cormark
- August 17, 2017

It has underperformed by 2.50% the S&P500. 5,154 are held by Gru One Trading Lp. Quantbot Tech LP holds 0% or 2,816 shares. Xerox now has $8.16B valuation. Swiss National Bank & Trust holds 0% or 251,548 shares in its portfolio. Wall Street analysts are predicting that Dynegy Inc (NYSE:DYN) will report earnings per share of $0.96 in their quarterly report. (more...)
Japan to seek assurance of U.S. defence pledge, including nuclear deterrence Japan to seek assurance of U.S. defence pledge, including nuclear deterrence
- August 17, 2017

This makes the prospect of a nuclear confrontation more real now than ever. "It's an incredibly hard, complex problem". This challenge is all the harder because the technology needed to develop a nuclear warhead and mount it on a ballistic missile is not particularly sophisticated. (more...)
Calls grow among Democrats to remove Confederate monuments from the US Capitol Calls grow among Democrats to remove Confederate monuments from the US Capitol
- August 17, 2017

Booker, one three African-Americans now serving in the Senate, added that removing the roughly 12 Confederate statues would be "just one step". On Thursday, calls grew among members of the House and Senate to remove monuments to Confederate leaders from hallways and chambers in the U.S. (more...)
Watch Ariana Grande Speak Japanese, Surprise Fans With Mac Miller on Tour Watch Ariana Grande Speak Japanese, Surprise Fans With Mac Miller on Tour
- August 17, 2017

While Grande had an explanation for her late arrival, this is only the first of the singer's string of disappointing actions over the course of the concert. To make matters worse, an Instagram post from Grande showed a video of the singer happily singing in the bathroom of a random building just an hour before the concert added fuel to the fire, with online fans commenting , "Is that a rehearsal in a bathroom?" and " Korea was just a pit stop for her ". (more...)
US Congressman files articles of impeachment against Pres. Trump over Charlottesville comments US Congressman files articles of impeachment against Pres. Trump over Charlottesville comments
- August 17, 2017

Cohen said in a statement , "I have expressed great concerns about President Trump's ability to lead our country. however, after the President's comments.in response to the horrific events in Charlottesville, I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office". (more...)
Cleveland Clinic Yanks Fundraiser From Trump's Mar-A-Lago Club Cleveland Clinic Yanks Fundraiser From Trump's Mar-A-Lago Club
- August 17, 2017

The Clinic and CEO Toby Cosgrove, had taken heat from employees and the public for continuing to hold the annual event at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach club where they had gathered annually since 2011. It has been held at Mar-a-Lago the last eight years. She said the Cleveland Clinic has not yet decided on a date or new location for the 2018 gala. A Columbus cardiologist who signed it says Cleveland Clinic is a thought leader in medicine and Trump's support for repealing the Affordable Care Act ... (more...)
U.S. trade shield against China will damage ties - Ministry U.S. trade shield against China will damage ties - Ministry
- August 17, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang that if it continued to threaten the United States, it would be met with "fire and fury". When North Korea makes a threat, the government in Seoul usually vents its anger while South Koreans mostly shrug off what can seem like a daily barrage of hostility. (more...)
No further Barcelona offer for Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele No further Barcelona offer for Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele
- August 17, 2017

The Brazil global Neymar left the Catalan giants this summer for PSG in a World record deal and the club is now looking for a replacement. German sports magazine Kicker had reported that Dortmund wanted 120 million euros ($141.06 million) for Dembele. (more...)

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