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North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea
- August 26, 2017

It stated: "Initial assessment indicates three short-range ballistic missile launches". North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit atop its missiles, surpassing a key technological hurdle, the Washington Post reported August 8, citing an Defense Intelligence Agency analysis completed in July. (more...)
The Insane Cost of the Border Wall if the Government Shuts Down
- August 26, 2017

While some Republicans back the idea of funding and building a wall on the southern USA border, there is far from universal support across the party. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the USA government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will like". (more...)
Militants storm police building in Pulwama, one policeman killed Militants storm police building in Pulwama, one policeman killed
- August 26, 2017

Extra forces have been rushed to the spot, a police official said. At least two gunmen entered the camp in southern Pulwama town firing guns and grenades at the sentry, said Director-General of police S.P. "We are evacuating people. Both CRPF and Jammu & Kashmir (personnel) are stationed in police lines", he told reporters. The authorities, fearing law and order trouble, snapped Internet services across Pulwama district. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency was spying on intel partners Central Intelligence Agency was spying on intel partners
- August 26, 2017

A branch within the Central Intelligence Agency - known as Office of Technical Services (OTS) - provides a biometric collection system to liaison services around the world "with the expectation for sharing of the biometric takes collected on the systems", according to a file released by WikiLeaks . (more...)
Riots Erupt in India After Guru's Rape Conviction Riots Erupt in India After Guru's Rape Conviction
- August 26, 2017

A year ago on 28 August, Haryana Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij had drawn flak from Congress after he donated Rs 50 lakh from his discretionary fund to a religious sect in the state for promoting rural games. In Delhi, there have been reports of arson in some parts of adjoining Uttar Pradesh. Malout and Balluanna railway stations in Punjab were set on fire. (more...)
Sebastian Gorka Is Out Of The White House Sebastian Gorka Is Out Of The White House
- August 26, 2017

When asked about the White House's insistence that he had been pushed out, Gorka reportedly told One America News Network's Trey Yingst : "I can confirm I resigned ". In addition to his love for the controversial term, Gorka generated further controversy during his time in the Trump administration over his alleged ties to Vitéz Rend, a Hungarian nationalist group with reported ties to Nazi Germany. (more...)
Isolated Danish inventor with a rocky past — Peter Madsen Isolated Danish inventor with a rocky past — Peter Madsen
- August 26, 2017

Police halted the search for Wall's remaining body parts Friday, declining to say why. Police earlier said Madsen had reported dropping her off on a redeveloped island in Copenhagen's harbor about 3 1/2 hours into their Thursday night trip. (more...)
N Korea fires N Korea fires "unidentified projectiles" to sea: Seoul
- August 26, 2017

Japanese government sources confirmed the launch of an unidentified projectile , NHK reported, adding that it did not directly affect to Japan. The test comes a day after a key national holiday in the reclusive nuclear-armed country. The missile tests occurred as the United States and South Korea conducted the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises. U.S. Pacific Command said three missiles were fired, and U.S. (more...)
Ex-PM Yingluck has fled Thailand Ex-PM Yingluck has fled Thailand
- August 26, 2017

Yingluck's lawyer claimed she could not attend due to a complicated form of earache known as Meniere's disease. When she was inaugurated in 2011, Yingluck became Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. Mr Thaksin is a highly polarising figure and his overthrow triggered years of upheaval and division that has pitted a poor, rural majority in the north that supports the Shinawatras against royalists, the military and their urban backers. (more...)
How Trump's wall could shut down the United States government How Trump's wall could shut down the United States government
- August 26, 2017

Then the commander in chief said the USA would fund it but that Mexico would pay it back later . When a reporter pointed out that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has refused to pay for the wall, she added: "Thank you". "That should NEVER have happened!" he tweeted about the failed Republican effort to replace the Obamacare healthcare law. Trump tweeted Friday morning. (more...)
Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran
- August 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism in the region and for being 'too close' to Iran . Qatar ignored the demands and let a deadline to comply pass, creating an apparent stalemate in the crisis. These demands were rejected as their sweeping nature, if accepted, would turn Qatar into a vassal state . (more...)
Hurricane Harvey is rerouting cruise ships Hurricane Harvey is rerouting cruise ships
- August 26, 2017

Both ships would make stops in New Orleans to refuel and resupply and guests would be allow to leave, but would be encouraged to stay aboard and return to Galveston, officials said. Carnival said they would give future cruise credits to anyone who chooses not to sail. The one Royal Caribbean ship at sea that is affected by the hurricane will stay put behind the storm and is scheduled to return to Galveston Sunday, per the Chronicle . (more...)
Arrests in Morocco over Links to Barcelona Attackers Arrests in Morocco over Links to Barcelona Attackers
- August 26, 2017

Muslims have joined the vigils in Barcelona for those killed in the recent terror attacks , condemning the terrorists and praying for the victims . "That is the last known member of the cell " whose remains had not been formally identified , they said. He was a resident of Ripoll, the small town in northeastern Spain where many members of the cell were living. (more...)
Bridgeville Man Wins Big on Powerball Bridgeville Man Wins Big on Powerball
- August 26, 2017

A hospital worker in MA in the United States has claimed a record-breaking undivided jackpot of $758.7 million. Wanczyk, a mother to a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son, said she was in shock. But Wednesday's big prize is still dwarfed by a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot divvied up between three winners in January 2016. Mavis Wanczyk, 53, bought the winning Powerball ticket at a convenience store in Chicopee, just north of Springfield. (more...)
Seoul: N. Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' to sea Seoul: N. Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' to sea
- August 26, 2017

The launches would coincide with joint exercises between the US and South Korean militaries, exercises that North Korea always strongly protests because it considers them preparation for an invasion. "It will take resolute steps the moment even a slight sign of the preventive war is spotted", North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said. North Korea on Saturday fired unidentified projectiles toward the Sea of Japan, South Korea's defenee ministry said, as a US-South Korea joint ... (more...)
Trump Signs Memo to Implement Transgender Military Ban Trump Signs Memo to Implement Transgender Military Ban
- August 26, 2017

Today Trump signed a memo today instructing the Defense Department to stop accepting transgender individuals who wish to enroll in the military . The directive comes one month after Trump announced on Twitter that transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military. (more...)
Immigration Detainees Being Moved From Hurricane Harvey's Path Immigration Detainees Being Moved From Hurricane Harvey's Path
- August 26, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) will suspend operations related to the detention of illegal immigrants who have not committed crimes at evacuation sites and public assistance centers throughout Texas and Louisiana, as Hurricane Harvey barrels towards the coast. (more...)
Palestinians frustrated with U.S. stance on two-state solution Palestinians frustrated with U.S. stance on two-state solution
- August 26, 2017

But the trip has been shrouded in mystery-and it's unclear that real progress will be made. US President Donald J. Trump (L) and his wife Melania (2nd L), and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his wife Sara (2nd R) stand after their meeting in Jerusalem, 22 May 2017. (more...)
Canada to have allow gender-neutral passports, will have new option 'X' Canada to have allow gender-neutral passports, will have new option 'X'
- August 26, 2017

Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced on Thursday that the Government of Canada will be working on implementing the change, which will also be available on other documents issued by the Ministry to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. (more...)
North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says North Korea fired 'unidentified' missile into Sea of Japan, South says
- August 26, 2017

President Trump had said there would be " fire and fury " if the Kim Jong Un regime made further threats. "We have had no missile launches or provocative act on the part of North Korea " in a month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said recently, hinting that there may be a path to dialogue given the North's "restraint". (more...)
Islamic State praises Barcelona terrorists, threatens more attacks in Spain Islamic State praises Barcelona terrorists, threatens more attacks in Spain
- August 26, 2017

The explosion also killed the imam Satty, who is believed to have radicalised the young men in the cell. The tip-off about Es Satty, the Muslim cleric, was made informally between two police officials from Belgium and Catalonia who knew each other, a source in Catalonia's regional government told Reuters. (more...)
US Sanctions Hit Russia, China Over North Korea's Nuclear Program US Sanctions Hit Russia, China Over North Korea's Nuclear Program
- August 26, 2017

Since North Korea opposes restarting six-party talks, South Korea would back the USA speaking directly with Kim's regime as long as the discussions are closely coordinated, the official said . The US said its de-escalation had nothing to do with its tensions with North Korea , but the timing raises suspicions. This had sparked off tension between Pyongyang and West. (more...)
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 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...)