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China urges U.S. to drop new sanctions on Chinese companies China urges U.S. to drop new sanctions on Chinese companies
- August 26, 2017

Although Beijing has generally sided with the UN, Chinese companies have kept conducting business with the Kim regime. The US labeled its new unilateral sanctions against North Korea as a measure to increase pressure on the hermit state and bring it back to the negotiation table amid Pyongyang's lack of respect for such rules. (more...)
'Mind-boggling': Only 3 percent of voters think Trump discouraged white supremacists 'Mind-boggling': Only 3 percent of voters think Trump discouraged white supremacists
- August 26, 2017

Yes, it's true President Donald Trump has now explicitly condemned white supremacy groups - but virtually no one in the United States thinks his comments and behavior have actually discouraged any white supremacist groups. In a poll earlier this week by USA public radio and television networks and Marist University, 62 percent of respondents said the statues should not be removed. (more...)
Second of four men arrested over Catalonia attacks released Second of four men arrested over Catalonia attacks released
- August 26, 2017

The four were the only surviving suspected members of the terror cell, which Spanish police said they had dismantled after gunning down the last man at large, the Barcelona van driver, Younes Abouyaaqoub , on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the hearing. "The communication between the two policemen was not official". The Catalan regional government and the Madrid central government declined to comment. (more...)
Coldplay and other acts cancel concerts as Hurricane Harvey nears Coldplay and other acts cancel concerts as Hurricane Harvey nears
- August 26, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to conclude their preseason on August 31 versus the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston - maybe. "We will continue to work hand-in-hand with Sam Houston to ensure we make the best decision for both sides, ' Richmond interim athletic director David Walsh added. (more...)
Pakistani PM, security officials meet to respond to Trump's criticism Pakistani PM, security officials meet to respond to Trump's criticism
- August 26, 2017

The US should recognise Pakistan's "important role" in Afghanistan and respect its sovereignty and legitimate security concerns, China's top diplomat told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, defending Beijing's all- weather ally for the second time in as many days. (more...)
No US County Will Be Without An ACA Insurer In 2018 No US County Will Be Without An ACA Insurer In 2018
- August 26, 2017

Insurers who withdrew cited steep losses and a lack of clarity over the future of President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Coverage choices have grown particularly thin in rural areas. Nearly half of USA counties will have just one insurance provider in the federal marketplace next year, and it's unclear what will happen after that. (more...)
China Urges US to Stop 'Wrongful' Imposition of Unilateral Sanctions
- August 26, 2017

While not strictly allies of North Korea, China and Russian Federation retain strong ties with Pyongyang. August 23, 2017 (EIRNS)-The U.S. Treasury Department's announcement yesterday of new sanctions on Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, for allegedly conducting business with North Korea that abetted its missile and nuclear weapons program, has drawn a sharp response from both Russia and China. (more...)
Keen to develop ties with Egypt: Trump to Sisi Keen to develop ties with Egypt: Trump to Sisi
- August 26, 2017

The Egyptian president's office says President Donald Trump called President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stress the "strength of the friendship" between the two allies. The news of the decision, which coincided with the arrival of a high level delegation led by US Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner, sparked outrage in Egypt, with the Egyptian Foreign Ministry strongly responding to the "misjudged" decision. (more...)
Trump poised to punish 800000 children to show allegiance to white nationalists Trump poised to punish 800000 children to show allegiance to white nationalists
- August 26, 2017

Besides the almost 800,000 DACA recipients, another 1 million immigrant youth would also be protected from deportation. We all know the Trump administration's policies are anti-immigrant. The University of Miami is a private school, and with the cost of tuition and living expenses increasing each year, DACA students often rely on merit-based scholarships to fund their education. (more...)
Buckingham palace on lockdown as man attacks police with sword Buckingham palace on lockdown as man attacks police with sword
- August 26, 2017

Witnesses described seeing a man with a sword attacking a police officer. "Heavy rifles on display traffic at a halt", said Amir Jan Malik. Security officials are now at the scene for further investigation, according to a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police. (more...)
NDP removing tolls from Port Mann, Golden Ears Bridges NDP removing tolls from Port Mann, Golden Ears Bridges
- August 26, 2017

He added that Clark's choice not to fund public transit is forcing more Lower Mainland commuters into cars, where they pay costly tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. During the May election campaign, Horgan and the NDP enjoyed support for the promise to remove tolls, which are applied to some commuters but not others. (more...)
Pyongyang Guarantees Security of Foreign Tourists in North Korea Pyongyang Guarantees Security of Foreign Tourists in North Korea
- August 25, 2017

NKOREAN will work with the support of North Korea's embassy in Russian Federation, and the embassy adviser, Kim Sung Hoon, said at the event that tourists should not worry about their safety when considering a visit to the rogue state. They shared the expectation that the upcoming summit would generate remarkable results in resolving the North Korean problem and advancing the South Korea-Russia relationship. (more...)
Border wall dispute threatens once again to shut down government Border wall dispute threatens once again to shut down government
- August 25, 2017

Under the Antideficiency Act, agencies are required to stop operating, with some exceptions. At worst, some federal "non-essential" employees are furloughed and some government buildings are closed, except for military bases and employees who are considered "essential" like active-duty service members. (more...)
Trump will always be Trump, even without Steve Bannon Trump will always be Trump, even without Steve Bannon
- August 25, 2017

Bannon was sacked by the Trump White House as chief strategist Friday, and immediately returned to the far right wing website he once bragged was the platform for the "alt-right". Bannon reportedly is urging former chief of staff Reince Priebus to testify that Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, convinced the president to fire Comey, whose ousting raised questions about White House attempts to stymie the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the presidential election. (more...)
Buhari meets leaders of APC, PDP Buhari meets leaders of APC, PDP
- August 25, 2017

According to him: "This visit signifies the unity of Nigeria". It is not a political gathering. "Multi-party democracy is a very tried and tested form of government". We thank Almighty God that he is back safely. Opposition does not mean hostility, enmity or antagonism. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo did not send Mr Osita Okechukwu to express his opinion on the issue of medical tourism; hence, it must be interpreted that Mr Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of ... (more...)
Man shot after attacking soldiers in Brussels Man shot after attacking soldiers in Brussels
- August 25, 2017

A man has been shot after he attacked two soldiers with a knife in Brussels, according to Belgian prosecutors . A spokeswoman for the prosecution service said: 'With the identity that we now have it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities'. (more...)
Cohn Says Trump To Launch Major Push On Tax Reform Next Week Cohn Says Trump To Launch Major Push On Tax Reform Next Week
- August 25, 2017

Cohn said. President Donald Trump will push to have the long-promised reform of the USA tax code finished by the end of the year, according to National Economics Council Director Gary Cohn . In the Financial Times interview, he says he has spoken with the president directly about the issue. "This administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities", Cohn said. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey continues to approach Texas coastline Hurricane Harvey continues to approach Texas coastline
- August 25, 2017

Greg Abbott says there's still time for coastal residents in the path of Hurricane Harvey to get out of harm's way. They told WREG they are headed to San Antonio where they will be on standby should they be needed for wide area search and rescue efforts or swift water rescues. (more...)
Pakistan, US in backchannel contacts to resolve rifts
- August 25, 2017

A separate NYT opinion article observed that President Trump's invitation to India "to help us more with Afghanistan " would certain to bring an adverse reaction from Pakistan and would enrage its military. It was also agreed that the foreign minister would visit friendly countries including China and Russian Federation to highlight Pakistan s policy. Pakistan has hit out at Donald Trump's allegations it is sheltering terrorists, made as the USA leader announced a new Afghanistan ... (more...)
Rich Eisen takes on the ESPN-Robert Lee controversy Rich Eisen takes on the ESPN-Robert Lee controversy
- August 25, 2017

The white nationalist groups were originally protesting plans to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The cable network, which at one time focused on sports, has decided that leaning leftward into politics is a good way to stem a tide of lost subscriptions, and the fees that made ESPN the worldwide leader in sports television. (more...)
Pochettino responds to Aurier's Spurs link Pochettino responds to Aurier's Spurs link
- August 25, 2017

Rooney, 31, who scored 53 times in 119 appearances for England, said this week: 'Every time I was selected was a real privilege but I believe now is the time to bow out. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has mocked Tottenham fans after they failed to create an atmosphere at Wembley for the Premier League game that was held between the two London giants during last weekend. (more...)
Majority say Trump dividing nation, adding prejudice, hatred Majority say Trump dividing nation, adding prejudice, hatred
- August 25, 2017

On several days, while denouncing racism, Donald Trump had explained that the wrongs were shared. A similar proportion (62%) believe that the action of the billionaire contributes more to divide the country than to collect it (31%). Poll respondents, by a margin of 62 to 35 per cent, said they believe Trump "does not provide the U.S. with moral leadership", Quinnipiac said. "They are sending a clear message to the president about his role internationally", he said. (more...)
Apple removes Iranian apps to comply with USA sanctions Apple removes Iranian apps to comply with USA sanctions
- August 25, 2017

President Trump added additional sanctions last July, though it's unclear if Apple's decision to remove the apps is related to that development. The OFAC email also said that in case the Iranian developers do not succeed in convincing Apple to bring back their software products back to the App Store, they can apply for exemption from the USA government. (more...)
Wildfire in Joe Rich, Hwy 33 closed, evacuations underway Wildfire in Joe Rich, Hwy 33 closed, evacuations underway
- August 25, 2017

At about 1:30 p.m., firefighters were called to the blaze along Highway 33 at Philpott Road. The Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services has estimated that some 1,100 people are out of their homes due to an evacuation of the area and they aren't likely to be able to return this morning. (more...)
Pacific Fleet to order individual reviews following McCain collision Pacific Fleet to order individual reviews following McCain collision
- August 25, 2017

The Navy last week said the Fitzgerald's captain was being relieved of his command and other sailors were being punished after poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch were found to have contributed to its collision. The Royal Malaysian Navy has located one body at sea and officials are working to determine whether it is one of the missing sailors, the service said. (more...)
Iraqi Kurdistan Not Recognized by Turkey as Independent State - Turkish PM Iraqi Kurdistan Not Recognized by Turkey as Independent State - Turkish PM
- August 25, 2017

While Ankara alluded that a similar step could lead to a civil war in Iraq and would shaken regional stability, Tehran spoke on Thursday about a United States conspiracy, saying that the Kurdish actions "is in line with the USA policy of partitioning the regional countries". (more...)
Turkey Will Never Join EU Under Erdogan, Says German Minister Turkey Will Never Join EU Under Erdogan, Says German Minister
- August 25, 2017

Robinson's fiancée Mira Rojkan and her mother were also arrested in Didan last month. In 2015, Mr Robinson spent five months fighting alongside the People's Protection Units of Syrian Kurdistan ( YPG ) against the Islamic State ( ISIS ). (more...)
Merger drama and fragile Tamil dreams Merger drama and fragile Tamil dreams
- August 25, 2017

Rajendran's recommendation to disqualify them, AIADMK MLA Thangatamilselvan and nine other MLAs retorted that the Government Whip had no power to recommend disqualification. Besides ensuring that Sasikala and Dhinakaran remain in the party, the Mannargudi family hopes to push for EPS to resign from the post of CM. They are perhaps the MLAs who Dhinakaran has referred to as his " sleeper cells ". (more...)
Trump's remarks on Pakistan 'hurtful', says Imran Khan Trump's remarks on Pakistan 'hurtful', says Imran Khan
- August 25, 2017

He said the tribal areas, adjoining Afghanistan, are hosting millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The PTI chief said terrorism in Pakistan originated across the border in Afghanistan. PTI chief said Pakistan has seen biggest collateral damage in this Afghan adventure, adding all the political parties in Pakistan came together and implemented National Action Plan (NAP) which is to disarm the terrorists. (more...)
Muslims pay tribute to the terror attack victims in Barcelona Muslims pay tribute to the terror attack victims in Barcelona
- August 25, 2017

Since then, the arrest of almost 800 people for suspected links to extremism in 246 operations against jihadism has prevented new strikes, Rajoy said Friday. . At least 500 litres of acetone, large quantities of nails and detonators as well as gas canisters were found at a house in the town of Alcanar south of Barcelona , court documents said. (more...)

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