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North Korea slams US-S.Korea computer-simulated drills North Korea slams US-S.Korea computer-simulated drills
- August 22, 2017

Pyongyang had threatened to fire four ballistic missiles near waters off the USA territory of Guam but backed off its threat last week while key US officials played down fears that war with the North was imminent. Impoverished North Korea hates the drills in part because it must frequently respond with its own expensive displays of military might. "The Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercises will be like pouring gasoline on fire and worsen the state of the peninsula". (more...)
Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins
- August 22, 2017

The allies have said the drills are defensive in nature. The drills "are not aimed at raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula at all", Moon said in a Cabinet meeting today. However, the US and South Korea maintain they are purely defensive. A confidential United Nations report , seen by Reuters on Monday, found North Korea evaded U.N. (more...)
Opposition calls on USA to move nuclear weapons to South Korea Opposition calls on USA to move nuclear weapons to South Korea
- August 22, 2017

Following North Korea's July 28 test of a missile capable of striking the United States, tensions between the two countries and the risk of military confrontation have escalated to new heights. Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said North and South Korea and the United States all needed to make more effort to ease tension. (more...)
Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments
- August 22, 2017

In a news conference, Trump had equated violence by white supremacists at the rally with violence by those protesting the rally. "What we want to see from our president is clarity and moral authority". The president has cut an increasingly isolated figure this week as senior figures distanced themselves from his decision to blame both sides for the trouble in Charlottesville. (more...)
Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump
- August 22, 2017

Cooper also said that a state law that requires state officials to approve any action to remove those statues should be repealed. A day after reading a statement from a Teleprompter at the White House in which he denounced the white supremacist groups, Trump repeatedly praised what he contended were "very fine " white protesters. (more...)
Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
- August 22, 2017

Pacific territory. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the joint drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian , were purely defensive and did not aim to increase tension on the peninsula, but North Korea denounced them as a rehearsal for war. (more...)
Trump's Shortsighted Tirades at Republicans Could Hurt Him Trump's Shortsighted Tirades at Republicans Could Hurt Him
- August 22, 2017

But others maintain Trump's comments are damaging the Republican Party as they look to the 2018 elections, McClatchy newspapers reported . "On Saturday, President Trump demonstrated a hateful hypocrisy in failing to name the Neo-Nazi, white supremacist , Alt-Right hate for what it is: not only the cause of the horrific violence in Virginia, but the evil enemy of our Nation's hope and promise", Booker said. (more...)
Imam's home raided by Barcelona terror police Imam's home raided by Barcelona terror police
- August 22, 2017

Younes Abouyaaqoub , understood to be the chief suspect in the attack on Las Ramblas , is thought to be a key member of a 12-strong jihadist cell responsible for the attacks in Barcelona and later in nearby Cambrils. President Trump has personally offered his condolences to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after Thursday's deadly van attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. (more...)
Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump lashes out at senator on controversial remarks Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump lashes out at senator on controversial remarks
- August 22, 2017

The post Leading Republican senator joins criticism of Trump appeared first on The Independent Uganda: . Subsequent reporting by news outlets backed up the suspicion that Trump's second set of remarks on the Charlotte violence had been forced, and only delivered under duress after his top aides expressed concern that his first statement, delivered hours after Heyer's death, wasn't forceful enough in drawing a clear distinction between the white supremacists and those who were protesting ... (more...)
Call to end Duterte's bloody war on drugs after slaying of teenager Call to end Duterte's bloody war on drugs after slaying of teenager
- August 22, 2017

Human rights monitors believe numerous remaining two thirds were killed by assassins operating with police backing or by police disguised as vigilantes - a charge the police deny. We must face and act upon together, as one people. A Philippine Catholic leader yesterday said that church bells would be rung every night for three months across his northern district to raise alarm over a sharp spike in police killings of drug suspects, adding to a growing outcry over Philippine President Rodrigo ... (more...)
N Korea warns Australia; PM Turnbull hits back
- August 22, 2017

It tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile during the drills in August previous year, following it up with a nuclear test, its fifth, the next month. North Korea is a useful buffer state for China between it and USA forces based in South Korea , and also across the sea in Japan. Officials from the two countries denied speculation that links the decrease in the number of USA participants to an effort to cool down tensions on the peninsula. (more...)
Paul Ryan Opposes Censure of Trump Over Charlottesville Remarks Paul Ryan Opposes Censure of Trump Over Charlottesville Remarks
- August 22, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday night that he opposes a resolution circulating among House Democrats that would censure President Donald Trump for his reaction to the white nationalist-fueled protests in Charlottesville, Va. "I'm pleased with the decision", Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper at a town hall in Racine, Wisconsin. Ryan ends his statement saying this current moment is a test of morality and that "we can and must do better" so that future Heather Heyer's aren't killed. (more...)
Crown Castle International Corporation (CCI) Short Interest Up 45.5% in July
- August 22, 2017

It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500. $218,753 worth of Crown Castle International Corp. WCM Investment Management CA now owns 464,156 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $43,840,000 after buying an additional 4,836 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Day Mover: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Day Mover: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)
- August 22, 2017

The firm has a market cap of $44.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 414.3929 and a beta of 0.65. The stock declined 0.72% or $0.1 reaching $13.77 per share. Oracle Investment Management Inc owns 7.94 million shares or 4.05% of their USA portfolio. BMO Capital Markets initiated the shares of OXY in report on Tuesday, September 29 with "Outperform" rating. Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) was raised too. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of OXY in report on Wednesday, June 21 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction — WashPost Poll Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction — WashPost Poll
- August 22, 2017

More than a week after a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump received a brutal assessment of his response to the violence, and his equivocations over the roles of neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups who participated. (more...)
Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump Must Not Pardon Sheriff Arpaio Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump Must Not Pardon Sheriff Arpaio
- August 22, 2017

Phoenix Mayor Mayor Greg Stanton has made it clear that he wants Trump to cancel his rally. Trump said he could announce a pardon to Arpaio on the campaign-style rally scheduled to be held in Phoenix Tuesday. The plans come as Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday opted to stay away from what is clearly a political versus an official presidential event. John McCain and Reps. (more...)
Victoria Police to charge Sunni trio with attacks on Shia mosque Victoria Police to charge Sunni trio with attacks on Shia mosque
- August 22, 2017

A third man, 29-year-old Hatim Moukhaiber, appeared in court on Sunday charged with the same offence over an arson attack that destroyed the Fawkner centre in December. Hatim Moukhaiber, 29, and two men who can not be named for legal reasons, appeared before Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Monday accused of arson attacks against the Imam Ali Islamic Centre at Fawkner in 2016. (more...)
Guam official says the island is calm despite NKorea threat Guam official says the island is calm despite NKorea threat
- August 22, 2017

During last year's Ulchi drills, North Korea test- fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile that flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon. service members, down from 25,000 a year ago. North Korea has said that with the current drill the United States is "pouring gasoline on fire". Especially those that live in that neighbourhood like Japan, South Korea , and the Chinese who are allied to the North Koreans . (more...)
USA and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff USA and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff
- August 22, 2017

America's diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible US military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump's top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief's warnings a bluff. (more...)
Darebin Council Votes to End Australia Day Celebrations Darebin Council Votes to End Australia Day Celebrations
- August 22, 2017

Canberra's message to local government not to mess with Australia Day has fallen on deaf ears at a second Melbourne council. It felt a swift rebuke from the federal government which threatened to withdraw the council's authority to host citizenship ceremonies in a stand-off which continues between Mayor Amanda Stone and Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke. (more...)
Kesha Hits First in Billboard Rainbow Album Kesha Hits First in Billboard Rainbow Album
- August 22, 2017

The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album). This is Kesha's second chart-topping album, following her 2010 debut Animal , which also started at No. 1. DJ Khaled's Grateful finished Number Three while Khalid reached a new Billboard 200 peak as his American Teen rose to Number Four, a new high in the album's recent resurgence. (more...)
Rapper Keak Da Sneak in stable condition after Richmond shooting Rapper Keak Da Sneak in stable condition after Richmond shooting
- August 22, 2017

An ambulance took Williams to a hospital trauma center, and his injuries remained life-threatening, Tan said. Keak was shot back in January and forced to use crutches. "We gotta start loving each other while we here, man. Giving each other roses while we here, man". In May, Williams was arrested for a parole violation in Hercules. (more...)
US, South Korea drills begin amid tensions with North US, South Korea drills begin amid tensions with North
- August 22, 2017

In an unusual gesture, three top USA military commanders - Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris, Strategic Command head Gen. John Hyten and Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. The annual drills are viewed by nuclear-armed Pyongyang as a highly provocative rehearsal for invasion, and it always meets them with threats of strong military counteraction. (more...)
North Korea slams US-South Korea computer-simulated drills North Korea slams US-South Korea computer-simulated drills
- August 22, 2017

In response, the DPRK warned that it could fire four intermediate-range ballistic missiles towards the Pacific island of Guam , leading to Trump's warning that the USA military was "locked and loaded". Read: What is China's role in the North Korean crisis? The US has reduced the number of its participating service members to 17,500 from 25,000, according to the Pentagon. (more...)
Moon Jae-in warns North Korea against provoking during military drills Moon Jae-in warns North Korea against provoking during military drills
- August 22, 2017

The official daily Rodong Sinmun criticized the South Korean leader, who in a Tuesday speech asserted that Seoul's "big challenge at present" is an "issue of the north's nukes and missile". North Korea has in the past threatened to attack Japan, a staunch USA ally and host to US military bases. Seoul and Washington have said the largely computer-simulated UFG exercise, which dates back to 1976, will go ahead as planned, but did not comment on whether the drills would be scaled back in ... (more...)

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