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S.Korea, US kick off joint annual war game amid de-escalating tension S.Korea, US kick off joint annual war game amid de-escalating tension
- August 22, 2017

North Korea denounced on Monday joint military drills between South Korea and the United States amid heightened tension over the North's nuclear and missiles programmes which it said was aimed at a preemptive attack. Seoul and Washington claimed their joint war games, including the "Key Resolve" and "Foal Eagle" springtime joint military exercises, to be defensive in nature. (more...)
Exercise to Strengthen Efforts in Defense of South Korea, Mattis Says Exercise to Strengthen Efforts in Defense of South Korea, Mattis Says
- August 22, 2017

The North's military says it will launch an unspecified "merciless retaliation and unsparing punishment" on the United States over the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that began yesterday. Seoul and Washington have said the largely computer-simulated UFG exercise, which dates back to 1976, will go ahead as planned, but did not comment on whether the drills would be scaled back in an effort to ease tensions. (more...)
Social Media Reacts to Trump's Comments on Confederate Statues Social Media Reacts to Trump's Comments on Confederate Statues
- August 22, 2017

Senator Lindsey Graham has said Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville , Virginia, are dividing Americans instead of healing them. "We never had to worry someone wouldn't hire us because of the way we look", Ratcliff wrote . (more...)
CBS poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response CBS poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response
- August 22, 2017

Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington , Jefferson?" Another Senate Republican, Tim Scott of SC, said Trump had compromised his moral authority with his response to the recent violence. The rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion to Judaism blasted Trump for blaming " both sides " for the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend. (more...)
US, South Korea joint drills risky: Pyongyang US, South Korea joint drills risky: Pyongyang
- August 22, 2017

In short, the USA and North Korea remain as far from war, or as close to war, as at any time in the last decade. "Ultimately, resolving ( North Korean issues) peacefully is an worldwide agreement, even if tough sanctions and pressure are applied against North Korean provocations". (more...)
Carl Frampton splits with promoter Barry McGuigan Carl Frampton splits with promoter Barry McGuigan
- August 22, 2017

The former two-weight world champion confirmed he will no longer be working with McGuigan, who has guided his career since he turned professional in 2009. Between those wins there was an unforgettable night in Manchester when Frampton blew away English rival Scott Quigg in front of thousands of travelling fans but Frampton's relationship with Cyclone soured after "the Jackal" lost his WBC super-featherweight world title to Santa Cruz in Las Vegas in January. (more...)
Afrobasket: D'Tigress play Guinea Afrobasket: D'Tigress play Guinea
- August 22, 2017

The team had beaten Mozambique in their opening game on Friday, defeated Congo in the second game on Saturday before yesterday's whitewash of Egypt . The team extended their lead to 79 to 49 at the end of the third quarter before hitting the 100 point mark as they emerged with a personal competition record of 106. (more...)
BMW M5 Storms onto the Scene BMW M5 Storms onto the Scene
- August 22, 2017

Official U.S. specs haven't been made public, but BMW announced that without pesky humans, the overseas M5 would weigh about 4,090 pounds. BMW says all of that power will bring the M5 from zero to 62 miles per hour in about 3.4 seconds. A third, pure rear-wheel drive mode turns the AWD off altogether, and supports having the DSC off too, for those who think they can handle the vehicle at its most excessive. (more...)
Charlottesville, Trump and the media Charlottesville, Trump and the media
- August 22, 2017

Trump said . "Do they have any semblance of guilt?" Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington , Jefferson? Trump's remarks on Tuesday appeared to backtrack from his previous position of violence on " both sides " and that numerous "Unite the Right" group who were protesting were "not neo-Nazis" and "fine people". (more...)
United States insists military ready to counter North Korea United States insists military ready to counter North Korea
- August 22, 2017

Speaking at a news conference jointly addressed by US defence secretary James Mattis, and Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono and defence minister Itsunori Onodera, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said the country was prepared to meet any eventuality from the North Koreans, and sought to make it clear that use of the force was not the "preferred pathway" of the US. (more...)
Serbia recalls embassy staff in Macedonia: FM Serbia recalls embassy staff in Macedonia: FM
- August 22, 2017

Beta also said that "some media" - including Macedonia's Makfaks and Russia's Sputnik - reported that the reason for Belgrade's decision to withdraw the entire staff of its embassy in Skopje was Macedonia's plan to vote in favor of Pristina's possible new UNESCO bid. (more...)
3 juveniles found dead in Prince George's County home 3 juveniles found dead in Prince George's County home
- August 22, 2017

Director of Media Relations Division Prince George's County Police Jennifer Donelan said homicide investigators and their entire command staff is at the scene. Police say Williams has confessed to the killings, and that detectives are working to establish a motive. "We are so very, very devastated for these young, handsome children and their families", Alsobrooks said. (more...)
NA-120: Decision to accept Kulsoom's nomination papers challenged NA-120: Decision to accept Kulsoom's nomination papers challenged
- August 22, 2017

The returning officer also approved the nomination papers of all other contesters from the mainstream political parties including Dr Yasmin Rashid of the PTI, Faisal Mir of PPP, Sheikh Yaqoob of MML, Ishtiaque Chaudhry of PAT, Ziauddin Insari of Jamaat Islami, and a Christian candidate, Michael Faris, of the All Pakistan Ghurba Pary (APGP). (more...)
N Korea warns USA, S Korea against joint war exercise N Korea warns USA, S Korea against joint war exercise
- August 22, 2017

President Donald Trump last week declared the USA military "locked and loaded" and said he was ready to unleash "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States. "The re-entry vehicle has to survive and the warhead work", he said. China could also play a role in making sure the North sticks to any agreement in much the same way as the West negotiated with Iran, allowing Iran to trade and sell to the world while scaling back its nuclear programme. (more...)
Refugee couple name daughter after German Chancellor Refugee couple name daughter after German Chancellor
- August 22, 2017

In this undated picture provided by the St. Franziskus Hospital in Muenster, Germany, Asia Faray from Syria poses with her daughter. "I don't think what Schroeder is doing is okay", she added, joining a chorus of public criticism of the centre-left Social Democrat who ruled from 1998 until Merkel defeated him in 2005. (more...)
Two members of Kennedy family arrested early Sunday Two members of Kennedy family arrested early Sunday
- August 22, 2017

Kennedy - and his daughter Caroline, 22, at a home near the family's famed Hyannis Port compound at 1 a.m. Two members of the Kennedy family have been arrested in MA following complaints about a loud party and fireworks. The town noise ordinance carries a $100 fine and the state disorderly conduct charge carries a $50 fine. Police say the home that hosted the party is not Matthew's listed residence in Hyannis Port . (more...)
South Korea set for divisive military drills South Korea set for divisive military drills
- August 22, 2017

In the lead up to this year's exercises, top US military officials have been meeting with allies in the region, including Japan and South Korea, to shore up alliances. On Aug. 9. Turnbull, who called for " maximum economic pressure " to deal with North Korea, warned a war could have "catastrophic consequences". In 2016, the United Kingdom sent 22 troops to South Korea, but this year the Ministry of Defence has increased the number to 30. (more...)
US, South Korea begin military drill as North reacts
- August 22, 2017

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise will begin on Monday and will conclude on August 31. Will the allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? U.S. If this is right, expect the usual propaganda belligerence in state media or low-level provocations like artillery and short-range missile drills. The same exercises in 2016 provoked North Korea to conduct nuclear tests. (more...)
Man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister and 2 young cousins Man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister and 2 young cousins
- August 22, 2017

The Washington Post reports that 25-year-old Antonio Williams interrupted a court hearing Monday in a Maryland suburb of Washington and repeatedly shouted, "I am not the one you're looking for!" The DeCree sisters are from in Newark, New Jersey, and were in Clinton visiting for the summer. (more...)
North Korea singles out Australia
- August 22, 2017

During an inspection of the North Korean army's Strategic Forces, which handles the missile program, Kim earlier this week praised the military for drawing up a "close and careful plan" and said he would watch the "foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" a little more before deciding whether to order the missile test, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said. (more...)
Son Of USS Indianapolis Sailor Speaks Son Of USS Indianapolis Sailor Speaks
- August 22, 2017

The discovery brings a measure of closure to the largest single disaster at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. With few lifeboats, numerous remaining 900 faced death by exposure or shark attack until they were spotted three days later by a U.S. (more...)
Over 180000 Sign Petition Urging Government to Label Antifa a Terrorist Group Over 180000 Sign Petition Urging Government to Label Antifa a Terrorist Group
- August 22, 2017

A petition started by an unnamed person on WhiteHouse.gov to formally recognize "antifa" as a "terror group" has received enough signatures to earn a response from the White House. The petition has the support of a number of gun rights organizations to include Open Carry Texas who argues Antifa groups want to "disarm opponents so that they can mob them and destroy them with violent crimes and intimidation". (more...)
North Korea slams US-S.Korea computer-simulated drills
- August 22, 2017

The North's military statement said it will launch an unspecified "merciless retaliation and unsparing punishment" on the United States over the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that began Monday for an 11-day run. Tensions around Pyongyang's missile program have flared up in recent weeks, following the adoption of the UN Security Council sanctions, which led to North Korea trading threats and warnings with the United States. (more...)
US War Games Likely to Trigger Another North Korea Missile Test - Seoul US War Games Likely to Trigger Another North Korea Missile Test - Seoul
- August 22, 2017

Mr Moon wants to engage with the North, but his efforts have so far been met with a string of threats and missile tests as Pyongyang works to build nuclear-armed missiles that can reach the United States mainland. In the week following the conclusion of Ulchi Freedom Guardian in 2016, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test . "If North Korea provokes again, it will face with much harsher sanction and won't stand it in the end". (more...)
Trump calls removal of Confederate statues 'foolish' Trump calls removal of Confederate statues 'foolish'
- August 22, 2017

Such a disgusting lie. Donald Trump has just tweeted once again about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia saying that the removal of statues of Confederate Generals makes him "sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart". (more...)
Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls
- August 22, 2017

Instead of calling the situation for what it was - a hate crime perpetrated by racist white supremacists - President Trump said the violence was from " many sides". Randy Hardock, who worked for Sen. Graham "just can't forget his election trouncing", Trump wrote , then writing what sounded like a threat: "The people of SC will remember!" In a flurry of tweets, Trump also defended the presence of Confederate monuments . (more...)
North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail' North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'
- August 22, 2017

Will the allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? Moon has not only supported the deployment of the USA missile defense system THAAD on the peninsula, but has strongly condemned North Korea's missile provocations while defending joint drills with the United States. (more...)
Pelosi Calls for Resolution to Censure Trump for His 'Repulsiveness' Pelosi Calls for Resolution to Censure Trump for His 'Repulsiveness'
- August 22, 2017

You can't change history , but you can learn from it", Trump tweeted , further roiling a country that is already inflamed by debate on slavery and racism after violent clashes between all-white, alt-right elements seeking, like Trump, to preserve - and in some cases celebrate - the country's dark past, and left-liberal activists seeking to erase it. (more...)
Spain attacks: The imam who 'ate up the brains' of youths
- August 22, 2017

Suspects in Spain's twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly auto rampages they carried out, police said. Police have arrested four people in connection with the attacks - three Moroccans and a citizen of Spain's North African enclave of Melilla. (more...)
Trump Defends 'Beautiful' Confederate Statues, Calls 'Moral Equivalency' Criticism a 'Disgusting Lie' Trump Defends 'Beautiful' Confederate Statues, Calls 'Moral Equivalency' Criticism a 'Disgusting Lie'
- August 22, 2017

The Twitter spat Thursday came one day after Graham said that Trump's rhetoric is "dividing Americans". US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he was "sad" to see US' history torn apart by the removal of "our lovely statues and monuments", echoing a popular refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments. (more...)