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United Nations chief Urges Trump, Kim To 'dial down' Rhetoric Over Nuclear War United Nations chief Urges Trump, Kim To 'dial down' Rhetoric Over Nuclear War
- August 17, 2017

Moon says he believes dialogue with North Korea can happen when North Korea stops missile and nuclear tests. Guterres welcomed the "continued critical engagement" by Member States and supported "the call of the Republic of Korea to the DPRK to engage in credible and meaningful dialogue". (more...)
Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon
- August 17, 2017

Bannon, he's a friend of mine", Trump said. But it was his feelings on white nationalists and racism that stood out the most. "On North Korea , Bannon said: "'Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, they got us'". (more...)
Bundled payment proposals include canceled, scaled-back programs Bundled payment proposals include canceled, scaled-back programs
- August 17, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted a rule , which was sent to the Office of Management and Budget last week, that would cancel the mandatory bundled payment programs for heart attacks and bypass surgeries as well as expansion of the existing Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model (CJR) to include surgical treatments for hip and femur fractures. (more...)
Iran Building a Long-Range Rocket Factory in Syria Iran Building a Long-Range Rocket Factory in Syria
- August 17, 2017

Israeli media are reporting that Iran is building a factory in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets. The Times of Israel reported that the missile factory is being built in a bastion of support for the embattled Assad government and could be used for the production and underground storage of Scud missiles capable of striking Israel. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra slammed for wearing Tri-color dupatta on Independence Day Priyanka Chopra slammed for wearing Tri-color dupatta on Independence Day
- August 17, 2017

Looks like Priyanka Chopra is a favourite celebrity of social media haters as every now and then she becomes a soft target and gets slammed. She wrapped up her portions just few days back, and has time before she starts filming for season three of Quantico . (more...)
'Your Words are Dividing America,' Graham Tells Trump 'Your Words are Dividing America,' Graham Tells Trump
- August 17, 2017

Graham had said that Trump's comments were dividing America , and encouraged him to bring citizens together instead. Trump called Graham's comments a "disgusting lie" and referenced Graham's reelection in 2020, saying the people of SC "will remember" Graham's comments. (more...)
Another Aussie politician uncovered with dual citizenship Another Aussie politician uncovered with dual citizenship
- August 17, 2017

The Senator from New South Wales also said she had advised the Federal government and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of the situation, who then sought legal advice on the matter from the United Kingdom and the Australian Solicitor-General. (more...)
Iraqi Kurds to defy United States in pressing ahead with independence referendum Iraqi Kurds to defy United States in pressing ahead with independence referendum
- August 17, 2017

Gen. Bagheri stressed that Tehran and Ankara share the same view against the decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum, saying consequences of the separation of Kurdistan Region from Iraq would affect neighboring countries such as Iran and Turkey . (more...)
Taiwan's Ing-wen apologises for nationwide power outage Taiwan's Ing-wen apologises for nationwide power outage
- August 17, 2017

The resignation was accepted by Premier Lin Chuan. Taiwan is now experiencing its " longest heat wave in history " - 12 consecutive days of temperatures above 36 degrees Celsius. Power rationing was implemented until 9:40 p.m. Lee and senior officials from CPC and Taiwan Power made an apology to the general public shortly before Hsu's announcement. (more...)
Coach Mickey Arthur rubbishes Umar Akmal's allegations Coach Mickey Arthur rubbishes Umar Akmal's allegations
- August 17, 2017

With Arthur's position stronger than it has arguably been at any point in his stint as Pakistan coach in the wake of the Champions Trophy triumph, Akmal's outburst is likely to make an already ropey worldwide future more uncertain still. (more...)
Third Turnbull minister revealed as possible United Kingdom dual citizen Third Turnbull minister revealed as possible United Kingdom dual citizen
- August 17, 2017

Australian-born Mr Keenan's father, Peter, was born in the English town of Durham in 1943 and moved to Australia before the Justice Minister was born in 1972. The Deputy Prime Minister told the House of Representatives the New Zealand High Commission contacted him last Thursday to advise he may be a Kiwi citizen. (more...)
North Korea Is Approaching 'Red Line', Moon Says
- August 17, 2017

Mr Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon s aid in an interview with The American Prospect: "There's no military solution (to North Korea's nuclear threats), forget it". especially Kim Jong-un, who's afraid of his own shadow, who is concerned about... being toppled, regime change". "To be honest, we have many hard issues where we will not necessarily have the same perspectives", Dunford said. (more...)
Trump ends two business councils after CEO resignations Trump ends two business councils after CEO resignations
- August 17, 2017

In a conference call , the top US CEOs in the manufacturing council actually took a call recommending the disbandment of the group. The president tweeted on Wednesday afternoon: 'Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. (more...)
Rahul corners PM Modi over Gorakhpur tragedy, JK unrest Rahul corners PM Modi over Gorakhpur tragedy, JK unrest
- August 17, 2017

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday cornered Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over various issues including the recent Gorakhpur tragedy. "Did anyone hear the Prime Minister say that the Chinese forces are sitting inside Bhutan?". In his 57-minute speech, the Indian prime minister was silent on foreign policy with no mention of relations with either Pakistan or China . (more...)
Turkey asks Germany to probe whereabouts of fugitive coup suspect Turkey asks Germany to probe whereabouts of fugitive coup suspect
- August 17, 2017

He added that under German law a judge would now look into the arguments laid out by the Turkish government before the German government could make a decision on the request. Turkish authorities released video footage showing Oksuz and businessman Kemal Batmaz arriving from the United States at Istanbul's Ataturk airport two days before the attempted coup. (more...)
Critic: Removing Confederate statues was wrong Critic: Removing Confederate statues was wrong
- August 17, 2017

Pugh added that, following the events in Charlottesville on August 12, where one person died and more than 19 were injured in clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, any "city that has Confederate statues are concerned about violence occurring in their city". (more...)
Neymar : Player stays tweet a bluff, admits Pique Neymar : Player stays tweet a bluff, admits Pique
- August 17, 2017

The Brazil captain is reportedly set to earn 30 million euros a season after tax, but Pique called on Barca fans not to hold a grudge against a player who won two La Liga titles, a Champions League and scored 105 goals in four years at the club. (more...)
Pit bulls save Florida kids from venomous snake Pit bulls save Florida kids from venomous snake
- August 17, 2017

The dogs barked at the snake to leave, causing the serpent to strike. Instead of leaving, the snake bit the dogs. Slayer suffered deep wounds to his face and snout, while Paco was bitten on the leg. And thanks to Butt's social media posts and the kindness of strangers, she won't even have to worry about the vet bills. Frankie's Friends , an organization based in Tampa, Florida, has launched a fundraiser website to help Paco and Slayer's family pay the costs of the emergency medical ... (more...)
China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats
- August 17, 2017

Washington has staged numerous flyovers of the Korean Peninsula from Guam. The U.S. uses the island for war games and joint exercises. The suffering of Guamanians during the occupation was acknowledged by the U.S. The President also sought to reassure Americans of their own safety on Thursday, even as he issued another stark warning to North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12. (more...)
Rahul says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution Rahul says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution
- August 17, 2017

Be it "suit boot waali sarkar", or his tweet indicating Modi doesn't lead by example or taking a dig at Modi by saying that "Emperor is naked but nobody has the courage to tell him', Rahul Gandhi has certainly grabbed the media attention through his controversial yet tacky remarks". (more...)
S. Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula S. Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
- August 17, 2017

Last week, the North said a plan was being drawn up to fire four missiles into the sea off Guam, where United States bombers are based. Some market watchers expressed worries that a prolonged crisis over North Korea's weapons program could put a damper on South Korea's growth momentum. (more...)
In Charlottesville's Wake, Nonprofits Urge Trump to Fire Bannon In Charlottesville's Wake, Nonprofits Urge Trump to Fire Bannon
- August 17, 2017

The former head of conservative website Breitbart News has been back in the hot seat as some of Trump's closest advisers nudge the president to get rid of him. However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Trump to fire Bannon as many believe Bannon's viewpoints reflect that of the "alt-right" or white nationalists . (more...)
Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea
- August 17, 2017

In recent months, China has joined with Russian Federation in calling for the U.S.to suspend annual military drills with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang halting its missile and nuclear tests as a first step toward direct talks. Bush government froze North Korean assets in a bank in Macau, leading to the North's first nuclear test on October 9, 2006. The top US military officer is warning during a trip to Seoul that the United States is ready to use the " full range " of its ... (more...)
Three 2000-year-old Egyptian tombs discovered Three 2000-year-old Egyptian tombs discovered
- August 17, 2017

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of three rock-cut tombs in northeast Egypt , each more than 2,000 years old. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the ministry's Ancient Egyptian Sector, said that studies carried out on the clay fragments suggest the tombs are from the 27th Dynasty and the Graeco-Roman era, adding that the discovery is " very important " because it reveals more secrets from the al-Kamil al-Sahrawi archaeological site. (more...)
Dunford: US military option ready if sanctions… Dunford: US military option ready if sanctions…
- August 17, 2017

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford is visiting Seoul to discuss the rise in tensions ahead of major U.S. On Tuesday, Mr. Moon said that his government would "do everything it can to prevent war". "The effect from North Korea-related jitters on financial and foreign exchange markets has been causing some global anxiety and we cannot rule out market volatility can widen from the smallest shock", Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said. (more...)

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