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Trump ends plans for his Council on Infrastructure Trump ends plans for his Council on Infrastructure
- August 18, 2017

Mr Trump's agenda of tax cuts and infrastructure spending now faces a bitterly divided Congress with which he has repeatedly butted heads. "At risk is the President's ability to fill out his own team, to push tax reform, to enact an infrastructure bill and to continue to attract business leaders to fill key government posts ", Seiberg wrote in a note Thursday. (more...)
US JCS Chief: Military Option against N. Korea Will Be US JCS Chief: Military Option against N. Korea Will Be "Horrific"
- August 18, 2017

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford meeting with Republic of Korea Minister of Defense Song Young-Moo, August 14, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea claims it has successfully miniaturized a nuclear weapon. He told Fang: "To be honest, we have many hard issues where we will not necessarily have the same perspectives, but..." Dunford said the response from world capitals has also given him encouragement that there is the will to enforce sanctions. (more...)
Mattis Congratulates South Korea's New Defense Minister Mattis Congratulates South Korea's New Defense Minister
- August 18, 2017

White said in a statement released today. The US is seeking to pressure North Korea to resume diplomatic talks on its nuclear weapons programme, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. "I read those", Mr Tillerson said. Mr Kono said Japan would strengthen its defence posture in response to the North Korean threat, as well as encourage China to fully implement United Nations sanctions targeting North Korea over its weapons programme. (more...)
SpaceX set for supply run to space station on Monday SpaceX set for supply run to space station on Monday
- August 18, 2017

The primary goal of the fight is to deliver cargo to the space station in SpaceX's 12th operational resupply mission. As has become customary on these cargo flights, SpaceX landed its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral shortly after liftoff, a key to its long-term effort to recycle rockets and reduce costs. (more...)
Frances Tiafoe secures biggest win of career Frances Tiafoe secures biggest win of career
- August 18, 2017

I finished the match. For 19-year-old Tiafoe , a second-round loser to the 20-year-old German at Wimbledon and the Australian Open in their only prior meetings, it was the greatest triumph of his young career. Makarova struggled with leg cramps before winning on her eighth match point chance, improving to 5-0 this year against top-5 foes. For the second week in a row, American Sloane Stephens defeated 14th seed Petra Kvitova, who was bothered by pain in her right thigh, to reach the ... (more...)
U.S. military chief urges China to pressure North Korea
- August 18, 2017

Top Chinese and U.S. military officials have agreed to boost military ties and exchanges amid growing tension between the two countries over North Korea. "If the president comes to us with a decision to use military force, we will provide him with options". Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that appeared to bring much of the USA within range, triggering an intense warning by President Donald Trump that Washington could rain " fire and fury " on the ... (more...)
Solar Eclipse Fever Hits the Ohio Valley Solar Eclipse Fever Hits the Ohio Valley
- August 18, 2017

Even then, campgrounds were gone. Some say that during the fishing trip that followed the eclipse , a bamboo fishing rod was thrown onto a campfire, and when Edison saw the way it burned in individual strands, it "sparked" an interest in him to use bamboo in light bulb filaments, but others contest this story as myth. (more...)
Solar Eclipse Fever Hits the Ohio Valley Solar Eclipse Fever Hits the Ohio Valley
- August 18, 2017

Even then, campgrounds were gone. Some say that during the fishing trip that followed the eclipse , a bamboo fishing rod was thrown onto a campfire, and when Edison saw the way it burned in individual strands, it "sparked" an interest in him to use bamboo in light bulb filaments, but others contest this story as myth. (more...)
Trump's justice chief criticizes 'sanctuary city' Chicago Trump's justice chief criticizes 'sanctuary city' Chicago
- August 18, 2017

The program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is in jeopardy as a group of attorneys general has called on Trump's administration to phase it out. Speaking in Miami - where "sanctuary" policies were abandoned to retain federal money - Sessions suggested local crime dropped because of the increased cooperation. (more...)
Meek Mill Arrested for Reckless Endangerment in NYC Meek Mill Arrested for Reckless Endangerment in NYC
- August 18, 2017

The Philly rapper is now being questioned in an Upper Manhattan Precinct after being taken in for the alleged stunt but has not been charged or arrested yet. Footage of Meek's arrest surfaced soon after, and it finds a cop asking Meek if he was "riding around on a motorcycle yesterday". "I got video of you", one officer says. (more...)
North Korea foreign minister suggested dialogue to Japanese counterpart North Korea foreign minister suggested dialogue to Japanese counterpart
- August 18, 2017

He added that the United States nuclear arsenal was in "tip-top shape". Tillerson has not ruled out the possibility of holding talks with Pyongyang. It is a conflict between the world's most heavily armed imperialist power and an oppressed and impoverished country, whose social and political character is the product of relentless colonialist and imperialist oppression throughout the twentieth century. (more...)
New Economist cover brutally illustrates Trump's Charlottesville response New Economist cover brutally illustrates Trump's Charlottesville response
- August 18, 2017

In an editorial , the Economist said Trump is "politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office". The Economist posted cover art featuring Trump using a KKK hood as a megaphone, which appears on its site under the headline , " Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president". (more...)
RAW: Bystanders pull driver from cab of truck in fiery crash RAW: Bystanders pull driver from cab of truck in fiery crash
- August 18, 2017

It shows the moment the truck veers into the right-side barrier at 11.30am. Thankfully the driver received only minor injuries. Initially it was reported that firefighters pulled the driver from the truck, but FOX 4 has since heard that a passerby quickly responded and helped the injured driver from the cab. (more...)
Pakistan's Malala Pakistan's Malala "excited" after winning place at Oxford University
- August 18, 2017

The girl power icon will be studying Politics, Philosophy and Economic (PPE), a course that combines the three disciplines and known for producing a number of notable graduates such as Aung San Suu Kyi, another Nobel Peace Prize victor and Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, where Yousafzai is originally from. (more...)
Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation
- August 18, 2017

Business leaders quit over Mr Trump's handling of violent clashes in Virginia involving white supremacists. A Wall Street analyst, Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama, said that because the infrastructure panel had yet to get off the ground, its demise was less important than the scrapping of the other two groups. (more...)
SC forces two Gujarat police officers to resign SC forces two Gujarat police officers to resign
- August 18, 2017

After the strong observations, the two officers informed the court that they would resign in the course of the day. The two cops are accused in encounter killings of 19-year old student Ishrat Jahan and Sohrabuddin Sheikh. Barot was accused in the Ishrat Jahan and the Sadiq Jamal encounter cases. Barot was granted bail in 2015 by a special CBI court. Mr Barot was re-inducted for one year after his retirement in October 2016 as deputy superintendent of police by Western Railways at ... (more...)
South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe
- August 18, 2017

He commended the police for being in control of the case since the allegations of assault emerged against Mugabe. Nel confirmed that financial compensation "by a third party" had been offered. She was not allowed to speak to avoid "trial by media" and jeopardising her case against Mugabe. The M&G understands that advice from lawyers consulted by the South African government indicates that the nature of Mugabe's visit and the circumstances around the alleged assault disqualify the first ... (more...)
Tillerson, Mattis say military option on table Tillerson, Mattis say military option on table
- August 18, 2017

The threat had come after US President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury" over intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development. "Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about". (more...)
Maryland's GOP Governor Calls For Removal Of Statue Recalling Slavery Maryland's GOP Governor Calls For Removal Of Statue Recalling Slavery
- August 18, 2017

Busch called for removal of the statue on Monday, saying that "the time has come for Taney to come down". "Senate President Miller is completely within his right to continue defending Rodger Taney". He also noted Taney's other roles in public service, including state lawmaker, Maryland attorney general, USA secretary of war, US attorney general and USA treasury secretary. (more...)
Trump Ends Business Panels as More CEOs Step Down Trump Ends Business Panels as More CEOs Step Down
- August 18, 2017

She also made the following statement to GM employees, regarding the president's Strategic and Policy Forum, "The president and members of the president's Strategic and Policy Forum have disbanded the forum". Though many corporate leaders put their discomfort with Trump aside to score a seat at the policymaking table, few lent their unconditional support. The story behind the scenes was complicated. (more...)
Every Indian has to contribute towards New India: Modi Every Indian has to contribute towards New India: Modi
- August 18, 2017

In a major step towards involvement of the private sector in government decision making, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting intensively with 400 young chief executive officers and professionals in Delhi on Thursday and next Tuesday with an eye towards job creation, income enhancement, technology disruption and innovation, ease of doing business, and good governance and policy. (more...)
Trump drops plan for council to help fix American roads Trump drops plan for council to help fix American roads
- August 18, 2017

Trump promised that if the project in question did not meet environmental standards, the federal government would not improve it. "There's obviously legitimate things to be done to speed up infrastructure, but saying that we're not going to pay attention to flood risks is not the way to do it", Lehrer said. (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey forms in Atlantic Ocean Tropical Storm Harvey forms in Atlantic Ocean
- August 18, 2017

In addition to Hurricane Gert, there are three other disturbances being tracked by the National Hurricane Center (NHS), and one of those just became the ninth tropical weather system they've issued an advisory for. The second disturbance has only about a 30% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next five days. A representative of the DEM told Loop News that as it relates to a national shutdown that such a move has not been confirmed: "The DEM is now in discussions with ... (more...)
Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz
- August 18, 2017

Schwartz also noted how much President Trump does not want to go to jail for his alleged crimes, as Tony urged others to keep up the pressure on Trump. "Trump must be isolated". Schwartzs has said in the past that he feels disgusted that he helped create this monster of a man, and has pledged to donate all of his earnings from " Art of the Deal " to the National Immigration Law Center. (more...)
Obama's Charlottesville response breaks the record for most-liked tweet ever Obama's Charlottesville response breaks the record for most-liked tweet ever
- August 18, 2017

In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, over the weekend, President Donald Trump's usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. (more...)

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