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China urges calm on North Korea standoff China urges calm on North Korea standoff
- August 18, 2017

People familiar with the contacts say the interactions have done nothing thus far to quell tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile advances, which are now fueling fears of military confrontation. The possibility of escalation is made even more acute by the lack of any means of official communication across the Demilitarized Zone, though there has been no easing of the barrage of inflammatory comments in the US and the North since new sanctions against North Korea were ... (more...)
Secretary of State Unveils New Religious Freedom Report Secretary of State Unveils New Religious Freedom Report
- August 18, 2017

The reaction came after the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, released by the State Department, called out China and criticized the country for alleged discrimination against religious minorities living there, Russia Today reports. (more...)
South Korean PM opposes placement of nuclear weapons South Korean PM opposes placement of nuclear weapons
- August 18, 2017

Mr Trump's recent aggressive comments about deploying possible military options underscored his resolve to counter the threat from the North's nuclear weapons and missile programmes. "Moon is telling Kim Jong Un, and possibly the Trump administration, that North Korea-US negotiations can not happen without South Korea at the table", Zachary Keck, an Asia security expert at the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, told me. (more...)
Saturday's Powerball jackpot swells to $535 million Saturday's Powerball jackpot swells to $535 million
- August 18, 2017

Players need to get their tickets before 9 p.m. Saturday night for their chance to win. A victor who took the cash option would snag $324.2 million, though that would be subject to state and federal taxes. Powerball was 4 and the game had a Power Play of 3. The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. A $2 ticket gives you a one in an nearly 300 million chance of winning the big prize. (more...)
Charlottesville Is the New Cudgel Against the Israeli PM Charlottesville Is the New Cudgel Against the Israeli PM
- August 18, 2017

In regards to Netanyahu's cautious and selective approach, Shaffir added that Netanyahu has lost "any semblance of a moral compass". A Haaretz op-ed criticized Netanyahu's tweet, writing that "it far surpassed Trump's outrageous original statement for sheer opacity and intentional lack of focus". (more...)
UK Seeks Open Irish Border post-Brexit UK Seeks Open Irish Border post-Brexit
- August 18, 2017

She also said Britain would consider replacing some European Union funding peace projects in Northern Ireland after it leaves the bloc in 2019 to prevent a resurgence of violence between Catholic Irish nationalists and pro-British Protestants. (more...)
CNN's Acosta Blasts Trump Over Charlottesville CNN's Acosta Blasts Trump Over Charlottesville
- August 18, 2017

After Trump signed a memorandum calling for a trade investigation of China on Monday, Acosta asked Trump, "Mr. President, can you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend?" Trump claimed he did condemn them. (more...)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz IT Aide Indicted on Four Counts Debbie Wasserman Schultz IT Aide Indicted on Four Counts
- August 18, 2017

Awan, 37, previously had been charged in a criminal complaint with one count of bank fraud. Also indicted was Awan's wife, Hina Alvi , who also worked as an IT aide in Democratic congressional offices. Awan, who worked for more than two dozen House Democrats, was paid almost $2 million since 2004. She has dismissed the entire case against Mr. Awan as "right-wing media circus fringe". (more...)
White Supremacist From Vice Documentary Banned From OkCupid For Life White Supremacist From Vice Documentary Banned From OkCupid For Life
- August 18, 2017

He made headlines again on Wednesday when a video of himself crying after discovering that there is an arrest warrant out for his role in the Charlottesville violence went viral. Perhaps he'll have better luck at the "white nationalist, alt-right" dating site WASP Love . In his blog post " Why I Switched To FireFox and Asked OkCupid for a Refund ", he writes that he was paying to be an A-list subscriber, but after OkCupid asked their users to stop using FireFox because Mozilla's CEO ... (more...)
Xi calls for calm after Trump says United States is 'locked and loaded' Xi calls for calm after Trump says United States is 'locked and loaded'
- August 18, 2017

An editorial published in Chinese state-controlled newspaper Global Times Friday said if North Korea launches missiles at the US, China will remain neutral, but if the US and South Korea initiate hostilities, China will take action. The North then came out with a threat to lob four intermediate-range "Hwasong-12" missiles near Guam, a tiny US territory some 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. (more...)
United Nations chief: Saudi coalition attacks killed children in Yemen United Nations chief: Saudi coalition attacks killed children in Yemen
- August 18, 2017

The draft report echoes similar findings from previous year when the US-backed coalition was put on a United Nations blacklist for violating child rights. Saudi Arabia's U.N. Mission said in a statement that the coalition maintains its position "that there is no justification whatsoever for including its name in the annex of the secretary-general's report on children and armed conflict". (more...)
Calif. Woman Searching for Husband After Barcelona Attack Calif. Woman Searching for Husband After Barcelona Attack
- August 18, 2017

She tells NBC News that she's aware of a picture circulating online appearing to show her husband looking injured and being helped by a stranger. He left, and seconds later she was pushed over into the kiosk and she was disoriented trying to find him. (more...)
Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89 Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89
- August 18, 2017

In a statement on Friday, his manager Ian Wilson said the TV presenter passed away "peacefully at home" surrounded by his family. He was hospitalised in March and spent five nights in intensive care at St Peter's Hospital in Surrey after developing a severe chest infection, according to reports. (more...)
Ivybridge Community College celebrates another superb set of A-level results Ivybridge Community College celebrates another superb set of A-level results
- August 18, 2017

Despite reforms to make exams tougher, one in four A-level qualifications are expected to be awarded an A or A* - the same as past year. Head Master, Richard Nicholson, said: "The new A Levels have received much attention in the press, but we are delighted that, as a group, the girls have exceeded our expectations". (more...)
Security threat leads Florida to cancel prison visitations Security threat leads Florida to cancel prison visitations
- August 18, 2017

The event is billed as a way to raise public awareness about prison overcrowding and human rights violations against prisoners in corrections facilities across the country. The decision to institute a statewide lockdown Thursday came after the agency announced Wednesday that weekend visitation would be canceled at all 50 major institutions, in addition to the state's re-entry centers, work camps, and annexes. (more...)
Unemployment rate down to 3.1 percent, but labor force falls
- August 18, 2017

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. 18, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for July. The number of Coloradans participating in the labor force increased 90,700, total employment increased 116,900 and the number of unemployed decreased 26,200. (more...)
Walla Walla Valley on parade in Williamsport Walla Walla Valley on parade in Williamsport
- August 18, 2017

The White Rock All-Stars - who've traded in their local uniforms for ones adorned with the Maple Leaf - officially hit the field Thursday afternoon at the Little League World Series . Two of the top players on this team, shortstop Joey Randazzo and third baseman Jordan Arseneau, are transfers from the Harper Woods Little League program because they attend a Grosse Pointe middle school. (more...)
13 killed, over 100 injured in two Spanish attacks 13 killed, over 100 injured in two Spanish attacks
- August 18, 2017

A senior police official has said that two suspects arrested in Barcelona van attack are Spanish nationals from Melilla and Morocco. Spanish authorities have also linked the attacks with an earlier incident in the town of Alcanar that left one person dead. (more...)
Barcelona: Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot Barcelona: Van hits crowd near Las Ramblas tourist spot
- August 18, 2017

More than 100 people were injured, authorities said, 15 of them in a serious condition. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack through its offical Amaq News Agency. Spain has been largely spared major terrorist incidents since a 2004 attack on the Madrid commuter train system, but authorities have been concerned about terrorist risks for some time as neighbours were repeatedly struck. (more...)
'It's Complete Panic': Barcelona Witness Recalls Van Crash
- August 18, 2017

All five were shot dead. A van ploughed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack . Spanish news sources reported that the suspects whom police fatally shot in Cambrils appeared to be wearing explosive belts. It was not immediately clear whether the incidents were connected. (more...)
Merkel 'won't avoid' campaigning in eastern Germany despite hecklers Merkel 'won't avoid' campaigning in eastern Germany despite hecklers
- August 18, 2017

Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. "I am telling all my citizens in Germany to not ever support... Western governments, particularly Germany , have expressed apprehension at Erdogan's tightening grip on power. The situation got worse after Berlin banned Turkish officials from holding pre-referendum rallies on German soil later in the year. (more...)
U.S. to deport Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh to Jordan U.S. to deport Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh to Jordan
- August 18, 2017

US District Judge Gershwin Drain yesterday sentenced Odeh to time served, given the 33 days she spent in jail in 2014, a fine of $1,000 and a deportation order to Jordan. Odeh was found guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. Odeh moved to the United States and did not mention her criminal record in her 1994 visa application, nor in her 2004 citizenship application. (more...)
Philippines announces host of SEA Games 2019 Philippines announces host of SEA Games 2019
- August 18, 2017

But when they heard from the SEA Games Federation president and from us that we will push through with the hosting, natuwa sila at nagpalakpakan. Amid all the previous apprehensions, the Philippines has once again declared its readiness to host the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. (more...)
Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council -White House Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council -White House
- August 18, 2017

Morrison said the president's comments triggered her resignation from the manufacturing jobs panel. The CEOs on President Donald Trump's manufacturing council are from the largest of Fortune 500 companies, but the board's turnover rate more closely resembles that of a fast food restaurant. (more...)
14 dead, several injured in Finland's Turku city knife stabbing 14 dead, several injured in Finland's Turku city knife stabbing
- August 18, 2017

The suspected attacker was shot, according to police who urged citizens to leave the immediate area. One person tweeted: "At least 5 victims, most likely some fatalities one was a woman with a baby". At least two people are reported injured, including at the Market Square, a few blocks away. Finnish Police have also reinforced security and Helsinki Airport and train stations following the stabbing incident. (more...)
Britain confident of moving to second phase in Brexit talks by October Britain confident of moving to second phase in Brexit talks by October
- August 18, 2017

The EU says negotiations on its future relations with Britain can't start until sufficient progress has been made on three initial issues: how much money the United Kingdom will have to pay to settle its outstanding commitments to the bloc; whether security checks and customs duties will be instituted on the Irish border; and the status of 3 million EU nationals living in Britain. (more...)
People stand up to white nationalists. Their weapon of choice? Money People stand up to white nationalists. Their weapon of choice? Money
- August 18, 2017

He called for national unity. As Charlottesville begins to heal after this weekend's violence, many are wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. "These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism", Sen. The Charlottesville Police Department had responded to 250 calls Saturday and emergency workers treated 36 injured people, including several who were hurt in the vehicle attack, the chief said. (more...)
Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) Sees Significantly Lower Trading Volume
- August 18, 2017

The assumption behind the indicator is that investment instruments move in cycles with highs and lows coming at certain periodic intervals. Kirkland's had 9 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 401.91 million shares or 0.07% more from 401.64 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Presently, Targa Resources Corp (TRGP) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -128.63. (more...)
China, US to further improve military ties China, US to further improve military ties
- August 18, 2017

The tentative interest in diplomacy follows unusually combative threats between Trump and North Korea amid worries Pyongyang is nearing its long-sought goal of being able to send a nuclear missile to the USA mainland. North Korea's threats against Guam and its advancing missile capabilities, highlighted by a pair of intercontinental ballistic missile flight tests in July, have raised concern in South Korea, where some believe a fully functional ICBM in Pyongyang would undermine the alliance ... (more...)
Cameras Installed On Boston Common Ahead Of Free Speech Rally Cameras Installed On Boston Common Ahead Of Free Speech Rally
- August 18, 2017

The Boston Free Speech Coalition says its rally Saturday has nothing to do with white nationalism as the Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend that erupted into violence and left one person dead. Public safety officials are planning to use barriers to separate participants from those in the " Free Speech Rally ". According to Thomas Robb, national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the group will be there too. (more...)

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