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United States has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months United States has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months
- August 19, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un against making any threatening actions towards the United States. The war of words over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes is raising fears of a miscalculation that could lead to catastrophic consequences on the Korean peninsula and beyond. (more...)
North Korea faces 'strong military consequences' if it attacks - Mattis North Korea faces 'strong military consequences' if it attacks - Mattis
- August 19, 2017

The U.S. Secretary of State said Washington is ready to dialogue with Pyongyang only if it is meaningful. Abe told Dunford: "We firmly demonstrated the strength of the Japan-US alliance at a time when the North Korea situation has intensified". (more...)
State Troopers Shot In Fayette County, Suspect Dead State Troopers Shot In Fayette County, Suspect Dead
- August 19, 2017

The other trooper was shot in the hand. One of the troopers was airlifted to a nearby hospital to undergo surgery & the other was transported by ambulance. "We will continue to support the police department in their ongoing investigation". Further details are not available at this time. State police Lt. (more...)
No point setting up inquiry commission on Jayalalithaa's death: Deepa Jayakumar No point setting up inquiry commission on Jayalalithaa's death: Deepa Jayakumar
- August 19, 2017

The government has now come out and said that compensation will be paid to the duo in the case that they are the legal heirs. The house belong to her paternal grandmother Sandhya and her aunt Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa)". Sasikala later decided that she should become Chief Minister and forced Mr Panneerselvam or "OPS" to resign, causing him and a few of his supporters to quit and form a rebel group. (more...)
Donald and Melania Trump Pull Out of This Year's Kennedy Center Honors Donald and Melania Trump Pull Out of This Year's Kennedy Center Honors
- August 19, 2017

Rubenstein and President Deborah F. Rutter released a statement on Saturday in which they said they were "grateful" President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump would not attend this year's awards events in December. Sanders' statement continued, noting the Trumps "extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year's award recipients for their many accomplishments". (more...)
US has no intention to stay in Syria: State Deptartment US has no intention to stay in Syria: State Deptartment
- August 19, 2017

Earlier this week, the SDF repelled a counterattack launched by ISIS from a tunnel complex, he added. The SDF and YPG dominate an uninterrupted 250-mile (400km) stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border. presence in this region will ultimately lead to. On the same day, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the USA had a " strategic interest " to stay in the the SDF-controlled north - where it already has 10 bases against government wishes - after Isis is defeated. (more...)
US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter North Korea US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter North Korea
- August 19, 2017

Tillerson and Mattis also used the opportunity to reiterate comments made by Chief of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford on Thursday, in which the Dunford stressed that the U.S. North Korea responded by threatening to aim a missile at the American territory Guam, though later said the operation was suspended. "The US and Japan have not really agreed on how to operate together in a military contingency and so this must be planned in detail", he said. (more...)
Big Ben's historic Ayrton Light to be switched off temporarily Big Ben's historic Ayrton Light to be switched off temporarily
- August 19, 2017

Located above the Great Bell known as Big Ben, the Ayrton Light - which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting - needs to be fully dismantled and restored. The 13.5 British ton (15.1 US ton, 13.7 metric ton) bell has sounded the time nearly uninterrupted since 1859, but it's due to fall silent on Monday so repairs can be carried out on the Victorian clock and the Elizabeth Tower. (more...)
Why the US total solar eclipse is so special Why the US total solar eclipse is so special
- August 19, 2017

Typically, the duration of totality at greatest duration and greatest eclipse differs by just a few tenths of a second. The darkest part of the shadow is the known as the umbra , and this causes the most dramatic effect - a total solar eclipse . (more...)
Australian boy missing after Spain attack Australian boy missing after Spain attack
- August 19, 2017

Turnbull said Saturday that the boy's mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday's attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. It is understood the mother and son had travelled to Barcelona to attend a friend's wedding. We have found Jom (my daughter in law) and she is serious but stable condition in hospital. The boy's concerned aunt Maricar Querimit Estera, posted onto Facebook saying "pray for my nephew who [is] still missing in Barcelona attack. (more...)
Will act if N Korea launches missile Will act if N Korea launches missile
- August 19, 2017

Japan's new Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono are to explain the strategy to their US counterparts on Thursday, according to the Japanese news service. Guterres spoke by telephone with Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong on Tuesday, the North Korean mission to the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday. (more...)
South Korea's Moon says no military action without Seoul's consent
- August 19, 2017

Ten million people live in the South Korean capital but as many as 25 million people - half the population - live in the greater Seoul region and within North Korean artillery range. The comments, while typically belligerent, are significant because they also appeared to signal a path to defuse a deepening crisis with Washington over a weapons program that is seen as nearing the ability to accurately send a nuclear missile to the US mainland. (more...)
Between old foe and aggressive ally, no honeymoon for South Korea's Moon Between old foe and aggressive ally, no honeymoon for South Korea's Moon
- August 19, 2017

North Korea had threatened to launch missiles targeting waters near the us territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. South Korean President Moon Jae-in's commitment to resolving the North Korea situation through dialogue has been sorely tested as Pyongyang carries on with provocations and the US demands a more forceful approach. (more...)
"No One Can Take Military Action without South's Consent"...Prez. Moon
- August 19, 2017

North Korea said its last test of an intercontinental ballistic missile in late August was a "perfect and big success" with both re-entry and warhead control capabilities showing no fault. But Mr Moon said he believes dialogue with North Korea can happen when North Korea halts missile and nuclear tests. Moon might have vowed to prevent war for the sake of the national interests. (more...)
US, Japan To Deepen Security Cooperation In Light Of N Korea Threat
- August 19, 2017

The U.S.is treaty-bound to defend Japan from outside attacks. The exercises have taken on greater significance this year due to the rise in tensions around North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland. (more...)
US says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table US says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table
- August 19, 2017

North Korea "appears to have achieved significant improvements in its weapons technology in the past few months", S&P said. "Lately, the Korean peninsula crisis has been showing certain signs of de-escalation, however, the situation is still very hard and sensitive". (more...)
Mandatory solar eclipse glasses hard to find days before event Mandatory solar eclipse glasses hard to find days before event
- August 19, 2017

Once the program has begun, remaining eclipse glasses will be distributed to adults on the waiting list. The North Lake County Public Library is ready for day to turn into night Monday as a solar eclipse makes its way across Montana and the United States. (more...)
Patriots Rumors: Tom Brady and other starters expected to play vs Texans Patriots Rumors: Tom Brady and other starters expected to play vs Texans
- August 19, 2017

If you choose to read this Popcorn Stand you know for no particular reason I find a way to write about Nicholas Cage every once in a while. As the Texans prepare for their second preseason game Saturday night against the New England Patriots , coach Bill O'Brien has already been impressed with the work he's done in his new role. (more...)
Panthers QB Cam Newton out for Saturday's game vs. Titans Panthers QB Cam Newton out for Saturday's game vs. Titans
- August 19, 2017

Now he wants to do more when the Titans host the Carolina Panthers in their second preseason game Saturday afternoon (12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET, NFL Network). "He won't do anything live against anybody, but we're going to try and increase his individual work and try to work him up that way", coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday before the team departed for Nashville, Tennessee. (more...)
Lebanon and Hizbollah, Syria launch parallel offensives to clear ISIL from border Lebanon and Hizbollah, Syria launch parallel offensives to clear ISIL from border
- August 19, 2017

Jroud refers to the barren, mountainous border area between Lebanon and Syria . Any joint operation between the Lebanese army on the one hand and Hezbollah and the Syrian army on the other would be politically sensitive in Lebanon and could jeopardize the sizeable US military aid the country receives. (more...)
No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President Moon Jae No war on Korean peninsula: South Korean President Moon Jae
- August 19, 2017

As part of the exercises, imagery from military satellites orbiting above the Korean peninsula , is at times used to peer deep into North Korea , said a former South Korean government official who declined to be identified. Meanwhile, the chairman of the United States joint chiefs of staff General Joe Dunford yesterday said peace with North Korea is a "possibility", but warned the USA has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. (more...)
Spanish police confirm five suspects dead in alleged terror attack Spanish police confirm five suspects dead in alleged terror attack
- August 19, 2017

There were also reports that two further suspects were being sought. Oukabir also claims he was on a trip in Girona - 106km away from Barcelona - at the time of the attack. Some eight hours later in Cambrils, an Audi A3 vehicle rammed into pedestrians, injuring six civilians - one of them critically - and a police officer. (more...)
Guam shrugs off North Korea threat - taking it in stride Guam shrugs off North Korea threat - taking it in stride
- August 19, 2017

Susan Rice, the previous USA national security adviser, said in a CNN interview on Thursday night that she is concerned about the preparation potentially "for what the Trump administration has called preventive war or pre-emptive war, which would envision the United States potentially attacking North Korea in the absence of an imminent or actual threat against the US". (more...)
Guam's governor says he's 'never felt' safer Guam's governor says he's 'never felt' safer
- August 19, 2017

The exercises are an annual event, but come as Pyongyang says it is readying a plan to fire off four Hwasong-12 missiles toward the tiny island, which is US territory and major military hub. US President Donald Trump has told Guam Governor Eddie Calvo over the phone that "You are safe". This morning, the Korean Central News Agency, the media arm of North Korea and Kim Jong-un, warned President Trump and his administration to "talk and act properly". (more...)
Knife attack now in Russian city, eight wounded Knife attack now in Russian city, eight wounded
- August 19, 2017

The attacker, whose identity is yet to be disclosed, has been "liquidated", said Russia's Investigations Committee. They said: "An unidentified man armed with a knife, moving along the central streets of the city, attacked passers-by, causing 7 citizens to be stabbed, according to clarified data". (more...)