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Barack Obama tweet on Charlottesville creates history, becomes No 1 on Twitter Barack Obama tweet on Charlottesville creates history, becomes No 1 on Twitter
- August 16, 2017

The tweet has been liked more than 2.7 million times, making it the most liked tweet of all time, behind a tweet from Ariana Grande following the attack at her concert in Manchester in May, a Twitter spokesperson told CNN . It has about 2.7 million "likes". In a separate incident later that day, two Virginia state troopers were killed in a helicopter crash while they were on their way to assist police with security and public safety as the demonstrations become increasingly violent. (more...)
Top US General: US-Korea Working Through 'Technical Issues' on THAAD Top US General: US-Korea Working Through 'Technical Issues' on THAAD
- August 16, 2017

North Korea's military said last week that it would finalize the plan to fire four ballistic missiles near Guam , which is about 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. But fissures have emerged as President Donald Trump hardened his rhetoric and North Korea demonstrated rapid progress in its nuclear weapons program. (more...)
Top US General: US-Korea Working Through 'Technical Issues' on THAAD
- August 16, 2017

North Korea's military said last week that it would finalize the plan to fire four ballistic missiles near Guam , which is about 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. But fissures have emerged as President Donald Trump hardened his rhetoric and North Korea demonstrated rapid progress in its nuclear weapons program. (more...)
Steve Bannon Is Not A Racist, Steve Bannon Is Not A Racist, "But We'll See What Happens"
- August 16, 2017

Palomarez made headlines in January when he joined the president's diversity council following Trump's election , and was reportedly considered for a position within the administration. But Mr. Bannon's detractors inside and outside the White House also blame him for encouraging, through Breitbart , the belief among white nationalists that they have a friend in Mr. (more...)
NSA McMaster: 'We're Not Closer to War Than a Week Ago'
- August 16, 2017

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on "Fox News Sunday". The diplomatic trick here is simultaneously reassuring North Korea, China, South Korea and Japan that their vital interests would be protected. He added that China and North Korea understand that Trump "is actually prepared to use military force - credibility that prior administrations simply lacked". (more...)
Trump remarks about Charlottesville violence Trump remarks about Charlottesville violence
- August 16, 2017

It is unusual for a president to label a person a murderer before they have been tried. Trump also took pains to defend the right-wingers. "Are we going to take down - excuse me - are we going to take down statues [of George Washington]?" In doing so, Trump equated the men who created America with the break-away rebellion that declared war on the country, in defense of keeping slavery - human bondage - intact. (more...)
Scores killed as Boko Haram hits Borno Scores killed as Boko Haram hits Borno
- August 16, 2017

Two weeks ago, three sellers of wood have been beheaded not far from here, accused by fighters of being spies in the service of the security forces. They then went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict and simultaneously detonated their explosives. (more...)
Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill expanding reporting requirements for abortion complications Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill expanding reporting requirements for abortion complications
- August 16, 2017

Democrats tried to insert exemptions for cases of rape and fetal handicaps. He added that he was "grateful to the Texas Legislature for getting this bill to my desk". Detractors of the bill have described the extra health insurance premiums as "rape insurance" since the Texas bill has no exceptions for rape or incest. (more...)
State senator opposes white supremacist speech at University of Florida State senator opposes white supremacist speech at University of Florida
- August 16, 2017

After the weekend's deadly confrontations in Charlottesville , Virginia surrounding protests by white nationalists, eyes are on the University of Florida and whether a controversial speaker associated with the movement will be allowed to take the stage. (more...)
Gold aims for first loss in four sessions saber-rattling quiets down Gold aims for first loss in four sessions saber-rattling quiets down
- August 16, 2017

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 24 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,450. Gold , seen as a safe haven in times of uncertainty, had hit a two-month high of $1,291.86 on Friday after a week of escalating military threats between Washington and Pyongyang . (more...)
Indian team celebrate Independence Day in Kandy Indian team celebrate Independence Day in Kandy
- August 16, 2017

Kohli spoke on the importance of the Independence Day in the country. "So the day also is special for me and my family along with the Independence Day also". They hoisted the tricolour in Sri Lanka to celebrate 70 years of independence. Skipper Kohli unfurled the flag after which the team sang the national anthem. (more...)
Akshay Kumar Starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Excellent First Monday Business! Akshay Kumar Starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Excellent First Monday Business!
- August 16, 2017

Here's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha's box office report. With each passing day, the film is showing its huge growth at the Box office. The Monday collections of the film are just a little lower than those on Friday, which suggest that the word of mouth is on the positive side. (more...)
Sierra Leone: President Says Country Needs Urgent Support After Mudslide and Flooding Sierra Leone: President Says Country Needs Urgent Support After Mudslide and Flooding
- August 16, 2017

A mountainside collapsed on Monday morning in Regent, on the outskirts of the capital Freetown , burying dozens of homes as people slept, in one of Africa's deadliest mudslides in decades. "I came up short on my quarters to the entryway of the compound", he said. "Let me assure you that my government is fully engaged on this situation and in collaboration with our development partners we have already established an emergency response centre at Regent to coordinate our response and to ... (more...)
Iran Claims It Could Restart Its Nuclear Program 'Within Hours' Iran Claims It Could Restart Its Nuclear Program 'Within Hours'
- August 16, 2017

Security Council resolutions". Iran remains one of the few countries where global electronic payments are impossible. He has defended the nominations for his new Cabinet, which includes no women. Speaking to members of parliament in a televised address, Rouhani said the U.S.is not a "good partner". "Those who are trying to return back to the language of sanction and threatening, are imprisoned in their own past illusions and are depriving themselves of the benefits of peace by making ... (more...)
Alligator was found in motel pool during drug-related arrest Alligator was found in motel pool during drug-related arrest
- August 16, 2017

But the motel is just a few hundred yards from Lakes Bay nature preserve. The Department shared a photo of the gator in the pool Tuesday morning with the caption, "We get requests and try to fulfill them". During Tuesday's search, seven dogs were recovered and one pit bull dog was fatally shot by an Atlantic City police officer after the animal made an aggressive move toward officers entering a room, officials said. (more...)
Kidnappers Staple Crosses in Legs of Hong Kong Christian Kidnappers Staple Crosses in Legs of Hong Kong Christian
- August 16, 2017

Police say there were inconsistencies in the account Mr Lam gave to them, including his claim that he was pushed into a vehicle by his alleged abductors. Lam's motivation was. He said he had been targeted because he attempted to send a signed postcard of Lionel Messi to Liu Xia, wife of the late Nobel laureate and high profile Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo . (more...)
Head of main USA labor union leaves Trump panel over Charlottesville response Head of main USA labor union leaves Trump panel over Charlottesville response
- August 16, 2017

Trump returned to blaming "both sides", apparently meaning white supremacist and radical leftist groups, for the violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., which left one woman dead from an attack by a vehicle allegedly driven by a white supremacist. (more...)
North Korea's envoys to key states summoned to Pyongyang for special meeting North Korea's envoys to key states summoned to Pyongyang for special meeting
- August 16, 2017

USA and Chinese military leaders responsible for military strategy, plans and policy recommendations will take part in those discussions. "Effective military-to-military relations are important for our allies - we have to have transparency in our planning efforts - and we need to have effective military-to-military relations with China so there is no miscalculation", Dunford said during an interview with reporters traveling with him. (more...)
Intel CEO quits Trump's advisory council, leaving Dell as only tech company Intel CEO quits Trump's advisory council, leaving Dell as only tech company
- August 16, 2017

After neo-Nazis and white supremacists brawled with counter-protesters in the streets of Charlottesville on Saturday, Trump spoke against violence "on many sides - on many sides". William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said he could not "think of a parallel example" of any president responding as viciously as Mr Trump to a CEO departing an advisory council. (more...)
NoKor's missile attack to United States 'could escalate into war very quickly' NoKor's missile attack to United States 'could escalate into war very quickly'
- August 16, 2017

Yes, that means for a lot of young troops they're going to be in a wartime situation, welcome to reality. Image: Drills by the United States and South Korea, like this one, irritate Pyongyang. After speaking with the US President, Mr Abe said: Through a firm partnership between Japan and the US and cooperating with China, Russia and the worldwide community we agreed that our priority was to work to ensure that North Korea doesn't launch more missiles. (more...)
China fight back to beat Syria at FIBA Asia Cup China fight back to beat Syria at FIBA Asia Cup
- August 16, 2017

The nice thing for head coach Chot Reyes is that he does not have to depend on Romeo for scoring all the key points. Gametime is 6 p.m.in Lebanon but 11:30 p.m. Gilas will have to do it with practically a new breed of players, with only Gabe Norwood, Jason Castro and the injured June Mar Fajardo part of that Manila team. (more...)
Cutting Obamacare subsidies could hike some premiums Cutting Obamacare subsidies could hike some premiums
- August 16, 2017

The cost to consumers, however, would stay the same or even decline, because the premium increases would be offset by tax credits, which we explain further below. Some 5 percent of the nation would insurers in 2018, but, as markets adjust, almost 100 percent of consumers would have at least one choice on the Obamacare state exchanges. (more...)
Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again — Central Intelligence Agency chief Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again — Central Intelligence Agency chief
- August 16, 2017

Who said it: Trump or Kim? Former State Department official Joel S. Wit, the founder of 38 North, a website that analyzes North Korea, told Politico that Trump's claims risked undermining diplomatic efforts. 13, 2017, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. No other details were given about Monday's meeting. He is expected on Monday to launch a trade investigation into China. (more...)
Missile threat is great for tourism, Trump tells Guam Missile threat is great for tourism, Trump tells Guam
- August 16, 2017

State media KCNA said Kim had reviewed a previously announced plan to fire four missiles on a trajectory over western Japan, but had decided not to go ahead with the proposal for now. The plan calls for sending 12 rockets over Japan to crash in the waters about 30 miles from Guam, which is 2,100 miles east of the Korean peninsula. "Recently, North Korea made its habitual absurd remarks that it will turn Seoul into a sea of fire and that it will strike near Guam", Song said according to ... (more...)
Immigration activists rally in support of DACA Immigration activists rally in support of DACA
- August 16, 2017

Manny Jimenez says he was a sophomore in high school when he qualified for DACA four years ago. Last April, Kamenetz signed an Executive Order on Law Enforcement Standards on Immigration Status, Diversity and Equity . "If it weren't for DACA, I wouldn't have a lot of what I have now", said the 23-year-old new mother. Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of the kickoff of DACA. (more...)