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Apex court permits JIT report's 'Volume X' access to NAB Apex court permits JIT report's 'Volume X' access to NAB
- August 17, 2017

In this regard, officials said, a 14-member NAB team has been set up and will be further divided into four sub-teams. Sources added that NAB must call Nawaz in Rawalpindi for investigation but for his convenience, NAB not only summoned him in Lahore but kept the summons hidden for nearly six days. (more...)
Trump's response to white supremacist violence not enough
- August 17, 2017

Trump's description of the weekend's events on Tuesday, in which he blamed "many sides" for the violence , was not accurate, 55 percent of respondents said. "Not surprisingly, African Americans and Latinos do not feel the president has their back, but, of note, many white Americans are not in the president's corner either". (more...)
Families await remains of 37 dead in Venezuela prison clash Families await remains of 37 dead in Venezuela prison clash
- August 17, 2017

An overnight raid on a prison in Venezuela turned into a "massacre" early Wednesday - with more than 30 inmates being killed by security forces, according to officials. At the end of a year ago, the country had 88,000 detainees, more than double the official holding capacity of 35,000 places, according to A Window to Freedom. (more...)
Missouri Congressman expects U.S. to shoot down North Korea's missiles Missouri Congressman expects U.S. to shoot down North Korea's missiles
- August 17, 2017

Trump's words were no doubt perceived by Kim as a warning of a likely preemptive attack on North Korea , which led to his unsafe riposte on Guam. So Kim is willing to raise his threat level to scare off the Americans. "We're very prepared, because of Guam's nature", he said. In a statement Saturday, Macron said the situation "undermines the preservation of global peace" and the North Korean regime "poses a serious threat to the security of its neighbors". (more...)
CBO: Ending Obamacare subsidies would raise premiums and the deficit CBO: Ending Obamacare subsidies would raise premiums and the deficit
- August 17, 2017

The president has repeatedly said he will withhold the payments, known as cost-sharing reductions, calling them a "bailout" for insurance companies . Subsidies, which reduce the cost of deductibles , co-payments and other out-of-pocket expenses, are available to those earning up to about $30,150. (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook slams Trump's response to Charlottesville Apple's Tim Cook slams Trump's response to Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

On Wednesday night, Recode obtained a note that Cook sent out to employees that addresses the tragedy in Charlottesville and Trump's insistence that some "very fine people" protested alongside neo-Nazis who were chanting "Jews will not replace us". (more...)
Somali forces kill 7 al-Shabaab militants Somali forces kill 7 al-Shabaab militants
- August 17, 2017

On 16 August, President Farmaajo authorized Somali security forces, in coordination with our global partners, to conduct a security operation against al-Shabaab terrorists in Jilib, Middle Juba region. The group is also responsible for attacks in Uganda and Kenya. The airstrikes against the militants who have waged almost daily assault on the government and Africa Union forces (AMISOM) bases were authorized by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. (more...)
United Kingdom rules out hard border with Ireland post-Brexit
- August 17, 2017

The British government said Wednesday it does not want to reintroduce border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after it leaves the European Union in March 2019. The government will also propose a continued waiver on submitting entry and exit declarations, and continued membership of the Common Transit Convention to help Northern Ireland and Irish companies transit goods. (more...)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez set for a month on the sidelines Barcelona's Luis Suarez set for a month on the sidelines
- August 17, 2017

Paulinho, 29, becomes the first signing after Neymar exited Barcelona to PSG for a world record fee and was unveiled today at the Camp Nou . Barcelona lost the first leg of the Super Cup 3-1 at their own backyard and all attempts to pick something from the game proved futile as a sublime strike from Spanish U21 side Marco Asensio was the ground for a 2-0 success for the Los Blancos with the other goal coming from poacher Karim Benzema. (more...)
Former Pakistan PM Turns To Court To Challenge His Removal From Office Former Pakistan PM Turns To Court To Challenge His Removal From Office
- August 17, 2017

Sharif has also sought stay on NAB investigation against him and his family members in Panama Papers case. Criticising Sharif's recent public statements and his GT Road rally, Khan said it was a last-ditch effort on behalf of the PML-N to pressurise the National Accountability Bureau, which is investigating Sharif family members following the apex court's judgment in the Panamagate case. (more...)
Mike Pompeo : CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff Mike Pompeo : CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff
- August 17, 2017

Mr Tenorio said despite the reduced aggression nothing would change for Guam in terms of military preparedness. In a recent speech, South Korean President Moon Jae-in stated that the nation's consent is needed before any military action in the Korean Peninsula is pursued. (more...)
North Korea shelves Guam missile plan North Korea shelves Guam missile plan
- August 17, 2017

As a practical matter, Mr. Trump's tweets do not necessarily indicate a specific change in military readiness or any imminent action . "Maybe it wasn't tough enough", Trump told reporters . US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster echoed the tenor of Pompeo's remarks, saying the threat posed by North Korea is "coming to a head", but adding in an interview on ABC, "we're not closer to war than a week ago". (more...)
South Korean President 'Confident' Of No War With North South Korean President 'Confident' Of No War With North
- August 17, 2017

Photo An American B-1B bomber, left, flying with a South Korean F-15K fighter jet over the Korean Peninsula in July. He lied. His heirs, son Kim Jong Il and Guam-threatening grandson Kim Jong Un , have systematically violated every subsequent agreement to end the nuclear weapons quest. (more...)
Palakkad Collector, who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting national flag, transferred Palakkad Collector, who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting national flag, transferred
- August 17, 2017

Four other bureaucrats have also been transferred along with Marykutty. "The discussions for the transfers were doing rounds much before". Marykutty also said she had been expecting this transfer. CPI (M) is of the view that unfurling of the flag by Bhagwat was against rules and an insult to the tricolour. "We condemn such brazen attempts by the CPI-M led government of Kerala to deny the basic citizen rights of celebrating Independence Day and their continuous attempts to poison the state of ... (more...)
Trump to talk with China´s Xi on NKorea crisis Trump to talk with China´s Xi on NKorea crisis
- August 17, 2017

People familiar with the contacts say the interactions have done nothing thus far to quell tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile advances, which are now fueling fears of military confrontation. military bases. "So if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough", Trump said. "That I can tell you". At the center of the geopolitical storm is the tiny island of Guam, a United States territory in the Pacific Ocean. (more...)
England's first Day-Night Test: Key questions ahead of West Indies clash England's first Day-Night Test: Key questions ahead of West Indies clash
- August 17, 2017

Stoneman apart, the team is the same that beat South Africa by 177 runs in the fourth Test at Old Trafford earlier this month. And there was no place either for uncapped Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane . He obviously had no trouble picking up the pink ball! He also declared on Day 1 before his team was all out to make the Aussies face 12 overs under lights. (more...)
Lesbian Hindu, Jewish women Wednesday in Britain Lesbian Hindu, Jewish women Wednesday in Britain
- August 17, 2017

They tied the knot in a local Indian restaurant, Chutney Ivy, last week. "It was initially very hard for me as an Asian gay woman, cause I knew from a very young age that I was gay". "Although attitudes are changing at the moment, it was very hard to find a priest". The newlyweds will spend the rest of their lives together in Texas. (more...)
Did Hospital's Unpaid Bill Lead to Children's Deaths? Did Hospital's Unpaid Bill Lead to Children's Deaths?
- August 17, 2017

It is being said that the interference of Dr Kafeel Khan has saved lives of many children , as he collected oxygen cylinders from Nursing homes as well as from the Baba Raghav Das Medical College . "Prime Minister has also sent Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to take cognizance of the situation", said Adityanath. "There are multiple instances of overwriting in the stock book of oxygen cylinder at the BRD hospital ", the report added. (more...)
Firefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze in Glasgow Firefighters tackle huge warehouse blaze in Glasgow
- August 17, 2017

People have been taking to social media to share pictures of the flames tearing through the building and plumes of black smoke in the area. Crews were called to the property in Blochairn Road, Royston, at 3.44am on Thursday. "SFRS crew are using high powered hoses to tackle and contain the flames". Around 400 workers at the site have been evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries. (more...)
Top Investigator Reportedly Leaves Robert Mueller's Russia Probe Top Investigator Reportedly Leaves Robert Mueller's Russia Probe
- August 17, 2017

According to ABC, he now works in the FBI's human resources department and it is unclear as to why he left the special counsel's investigation. Strzok was involved in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation in its infancy last summer, but only joined Mueller's team last month, according to a CNN report at the time. (more...)
North Korea Touts International Visits While Pulling Envoys Out of China, Russia North Korea Touts International Visits While Pulling Envoys Out of China, Russia
- August 17, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ruled out a military option to resolve the standoff with the North, at a press conference on Thursday. 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", warning the United States to "think reasonably and judge properly" to avoid shaming itself, the news agency said. (more...)
Ivanka's rabbi rips Trump for blaming 'both sides' for rally violence Ivanka's rabbi rips Trump for blaming 'both sides' for rally violence
- August 17, 2017

The letter, sent Wednesday to the Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun , which Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are a part of, was signed by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Rabbi Elie Weinstock, and Rabbi Emeritus Haskel Lookstein, who oversaw the first daughter's transition. (more...)
Moon vows more diplomatic efforts to denuclearize N. Korea
- August 17, 2017

Asked during his news conference about Trump's rhetoric and whether it has made the situation worse, Dunford said the president is communicating to a number of different audiences, including North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and China. Ukraine denied on Monday that it had supplied defence technology to North Korea, responding to an article in the New York Times that said North Korea may have purchased rocket engines from Ukrainian factory Yuzhmash. (more...)
Hotel sparks outrage over anti-Semetic swimming pool sign Hotel sparks outrage over anti-Semetic swimming pool sign
- August 17, 2017

She said some Jewish guests had gone swimming with clothes, such as T-shirts, on and had not showered first, the report said. The response from Israeli officials was swift. A haredi family from Israel received a shock when they found an anti-Semitic sign at the Swiss hotel at which they were vacationing. "I may have selected the wrong words; the signs should have been addressed to all the guests instead of Jewish ones", she added. (more...)
Trump's Chief Strategist: There Is No Military Option on N. Korea Trump's Chief Strategist: There Is No Military Option on N. Korea
- August 17, 2017

White House infighting: Mr Bannon admitted he was facing an internal battle for the administration to take a firmer line on Chinese trade, but said opponents were "wetting themselves". "If we continue to lose it, we're five years away, I think, ten years at the most, of hitting an inflection point from which we'll never be able to recover", he said, adding that the USA meant to challenge China over intellectual property rights, and iron and steel dumping. (more...)

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