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As North Korea, Holds Onto Launch Plans, South Korea Pushes for Diplomacy As North Korea, Holds Onto Launch Plans, South Korea Pushes for Diplomacy
- August 15, 2017

Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Japan could legally intercept a North Korean missile headed towards Guam if it posed an existential threat, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday in remarks reported by Kyodo news service, a reiteration of Tokyo's position. (more...)
Guam sees North Korea tensions as easing
- August 15, 2017

He said the US has a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions, but Pompeo declined to provide specifics. South Korea, which has been alarmed by the growing tensions in the region, has urged the United States to seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis. (more...)
North Korea moving missiles, say US — HIGH ALERT
- August 15, 2017

If past precedent is any guide, the answer is no. However, American and South Korean government officials have since tried to water down fears that North Korea and Washington are headed towards a potential military clash. That helps explain why it would decide to give prior notice. China is the North's key trading partner and, although neither trusts the other very much, its biggest political buffer against pressure from Washington and its allies. (more...)
Pentagon: US ready to counter North Korean threat Pentagon: US ready to counter North Korean threat
- August 15, 2017

They added China should end its long running alliance and trade relationship with the dictatorship to put a stop to nuclear proliferation on the peninsula. If the missiles were actually launched at Guam - North Korean officials hope to drop them about 40 kilometers offshore - it would be the first time North Korean missiles landed so close to an American territory, and it would force the US military to decide if it would attempt to shoot them down. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again
- August 15, 2017

Kim was seen holding a baton and pointing at a map reading "Strategic Force's Firing Strike Plan", which showed a flight path for the missiles appearing to start from North Korea's east coast, then flying over Japan and ending near Guam, as Pyongyang announced last week. (more...)
North Korea state media says army 'on standby to launch'
- August 15, 2017

The commander of North Korea's strategic force was waiting for orders "after rounding off the preparations for the enveloping fire at Guam ", the report added. He also warned that any such attack targeting American soil could quickly escalate into war. Trump doubled down on the rhetoric on Friday, saying that the USA military was " locked and loaded " for military action against North Korea and that Kim Jong Un would "regret" any move against the U.S. (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam
- August 15, 2017

Kim said North Korea would conduct the launches if the "Yankees persist in their extremely unsafe reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity", and that the United States should "think reasonably and judge properly" to avoid shaming itself, the news agency said. (more...)
Swiss hotel accused of antisemitism over pool warning Swiss hotel accused of antisemitism over pool warning
- August 15, 2017

The father of the family in an interview with Channel 2 said, "We told the woman in charge of the hotel that we are Jews and she said that many Jews arrive during this period and gave us everything we need for the baby", adding that she was nice when the family arrived. (more...)
Trump again cites military option against North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Trump, responding to a report that USA intelligence indicates Pyongyang can now put a nuclear warhead on its long-range missiles, vowed to rain down " fire and fury " if challenged. Talk about the possibility of a Pence campaign has been percolating since last weekend, when The New York Times ran a story about several Republicans running "shadow campaigns" in anticipation of the possibility that Trump might not seek re-election or would be weak enough to draw a credible GOP challenger. (more...)
Donald Trump on Charlottesville Donald Trump on Charlottesville
- August 15, 2017

After calls from those on both the right and the left for President Trump to condemn white supremacists and the KKK, following this weekend's tragic terrorist attack in Charlottesville , Virginia, the President finally caved in. "Justice will be delivered". On CNN's "State of the Union" yesterday, anchor Jake Tapper asked if Trump was sending a dog whistle to the white supremacists who supported him . (more...)
Trump Responds to the Violence in Charlottesville Trump Responds to the Violence in Charlottesville
- August 15, 2017

But given that it was a white supremacist alleged to have driven his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one person and injuring 19 more , many argued Trump should have condemned white supremacism by name. "Those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs ". Two Virginia state troopers were also killed when their police helicopter crashed nearby. (more...)
North Korea Dashes South's Hopes for Better Ties North Korea Dashes South's Hopes for Better Ties
- August 15, 2017

Kim's comments, however, with their conditional tone, seemed to hold out the possibility that friction could ease if the United States made some sort of gesture that Pyongyang considered a move to back away from previous "extremely risky reckless actions". (more...)
Former President Obama's tweet goes viral Former President Obama's tweet goes viral
- August 15, 2017

Barack Obama then published a trio of tweets , quoting late South African President Nelson Mandela. " No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion ". It's an important reality check for us all: kids who can barely speak are capable of showing more love, tolerance and acceptance than we are. The first of Obama's three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history, according to Esquire . (more...)
Argentinian hunter trampled to death by elephant in Namibia Argentinian hunter trampled to death by elephant in Namibia
- August 15, 2017

An elephant has trampled and killed an Argentinian hunter who was among a group tracking a herd in Namibia . The Namibia Press Agency said that the elephant charged before the group were able to find a spot to aim and shoot the animals. (more...)
Afghanistan : Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid critically wounded: Shaheen Corps Afghanistan : Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid critically wounded: Shaheen Corps
- August 15, 2017

But questioned about whether the president shares that view, Mattis said, "Ask the president". "He has the confidence of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, he has the confidence of Afghanistan, he has the confidence of the United States", Mattis told Pentagon reporters. (more...)
DreamHost fights to protect its clients in new battle with the DOJ DreamHost fights to protect its clients in new battle with the DOJ
- August 15, 2017

The website, known as DisruptJ20, is a political organization that planned a mass protest for the inauguration of then president-elect Donald Trump in January. The company filed an opposition motion in response to the warrant, objecting to its requests. "The internet was founded [.] on its democratising ability to facilitate a free exchange of ideas". (more...)
Confirmed! Prabhas to pair up with Shraddha Kapoor in 'Saaho' Confirmed! Prabhas to pair up with Shraddha Kapoor in 'Saaho'
- August 15, 2017

Reports suggest that Sharaddha Kapoor or Pooja Hegde may be roped in for the role but there is no official word on it yet. The leading lady of Saaho has been the talk of the town ever since the film was announced. "#UVCreations." Shraddha being part of Saaho is also said that the film will be released in Hindi as well. The makers are quite excited to welcome Shraddha to the " Saaho " family. (more...)
Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif moves SC against Panamagate verdict Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif moves SC against Panamagate verdict
- August 15, 2017

His speech is an attack on the top court and breach of the Constitution, he added. He sought time from the court to amend the petition. The other members of parliament who have been served contempt of court notices are Khawaja Saad Rafique, Daniyal Aziz, Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Asif, Talal Chaudhry, Asif Kirmani, Abid Sher Ali, Ishaq Dar including others. (more...)
Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy
- August 15, 2017

The military-controlled airline, Air Koryo, flies to Beijing and a few other cities in China, including Dandong, the main transit point for trade between the two countries. The war of words has sparked global concerns, with world leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping urging calm on both sides in a phone call with Trump during the weekend. (more...)
Charlottesville terror attack: Trump slammed for blaming 'many sides' Charlottesville terror attack: Trump slammed for blaming 'many sides'
- August 15, 2017

Nineteen others were injured in the incident. The Chattanooga chapter of Democratic Socialists of America is holding a candlelight vigil for the woman killed by a vehicle that plowed into a group of counter protesters against white supremacist groups in Charlottesville , Va. (more...)
Still hoping to see this weekend's meteor shower? We've got bad news Still hoping to see this weekend's meteor shower? We've got bad news
- August 15, 2017

In fact, you might see more if you view the shower earlier in the evening before the moon rises around midnight local time. With up to 200 meteors recorded per hour, scientists called 2016's shower an outburst. The Perseid Meteor Shower is caused by debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle. That means you will see the greatest number of meteors in the shortest amount of time tonight and Saturday night. (more...)
North Korea: Millions Are Signing Up to Fight North Korea: Millions Are Signing Up to Fight
- August 15, 2017

An editorial from a state-owned Chinese newspaper is being taken as a signal from Chinese leadership that it will not support North Korea if the longtime client state follows through on its plan to fire missiles at the US territory of Guam . (more...)
Arsenal Edge Leicester in 7-Goal Premier League Thriller Arsenal Edge Leicester in 7-Goal Premier League Thriller
- August 15, 2017

He gives you that aerial ability going forward as we saw with that winning goal. It was one of the great days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is. We let in some goals we could have avoided but we'll work to ensure we don't concede any more like that during the season. Again a set-piece proved Arsenal's undoing as Mahrez's in-swinging corner from the right was nodded in by Vardy. (more...)
Holborn underground station reopens after evacuation Holborn underground station reopens after evacuation
- August 15, 2017

I was towards back of crowd'. Transport for London (TfL) said the incident related to a faulty train at Holborn, which is served by Central and Piccadilly line services. Videos shared on social media showed people rushing to get off the train and out of the station. Witnesses in the area described an acrid and chemical smell coming from the train like "burning plastic". (more...)
Expat Pakistanis celebrate Independence Day with pomp Expat Pakistanis celebrate Independence Day with pomp
- August 15, 2017

Given the importance of the day in the minds of the Indian citizens, the Independence Day is considered a public holiday. Recalling the relations between India and United Kingdom, she said, "We have a shared history and as Britain leaves the European Union and sets itself on a new course, we will share a great future with India ". (more...)

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