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White House slams Republican lawmaker for his remarks over Trump's competence White House slams Republican lawmaker for his remarks over Trump's competence
- August 25, 2017

A transcript of a late January call between the two leaders that was recently leaked to the Washington Post indicates that, for Trump, building a wall is all about saving face politically. "Current and former Trump officials say Trump can react volcanically to negative press clips, especially those with damaging leaks, becoming engrossed in finding out where they originated". (more...)
GOP group attacks Flake challenger as Trump heads to Arizona GOP group attacks Flake challenger as Trump heads to Arizona
- August 25, 2017

On today's podcast, Reason editors Gillespie, Matt Welch, and Katherine Mangu-Ward join Andrew Heaton to discuss what meaningful opposition to President Trump looks like, and if the Democrats will ever get their act together. Phoenix is in Maricopa County. Trump retweeted a story from Fox News last week that reported he was "seriously considering" pardoning Arpaio. About two years ago, then-presidential candidate Trump said McCain was not a war hero because he was captured, imprisoned and ... (more...)
Eid ul Azha holidays announced Eid ul Azha holidays announced
- August 25, 2017

This day marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and is announced by the moon-sighting committee, so may be subject to change. If the moon is sighted on the 29th, the next day is declared as the first day of Zul Hijjah and the Eid is celebrated on the 10th of the month. (more...)
Share Activity Lifted for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (APAM) in Session Share Activity Lifted for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (APAM) in Session
- August 25, 2017

After posting $0.42 EPS for the previous quarter, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. The stock rose 0.66% or $0.24 reaching $36.82. The latest exchange of 1.08 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.48 Million shares. Duncker Streett & Incorporated stated it has 32,631 shares. Therefore 93% are positive. The stock of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. On 6/30/2017, Numis released a statement for Polar Capital Holdings PLC (LON:POLR) bumped down the target price from 475.00GBX to ... (more...)
More rocket engines for Kim More rocket engines for Kim
- August 25, 2017

One photo, to the right of the leader, shows a diagram for a missile called Pukguksong-3 , which is part of its ongoing Pukguksong or Polaris intermediate range ballistic missile programme. "Treasury will continue to increase pressure on North Korea by targeting those who support the advancement of nuclear and ballistic missile programs", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a press release. (more...)
GJM gives Mamata a fresh list of demands GJM gives Mamata a fresh list of demands
- August 25, 2017

But Banerjee denied receiving any such letter from Gurung. "They will be participating in the August 29 meeting". "When the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) was formed we were told that if the GTA failed to work, Gorkhas could go back to their demand for Gorkhaland", said Swaraj Thapa, member of GJM's Central Committee. (more...)
Iraqi forces make gains in Islamic State stronghold of Tal Afar Iraqi forces make gains in Islamic State stronghold of Tal Afar
- August 25, 2017

Abdul Amir Yarallah, of the Joint Operations Command and the War Media Cel in Tal Afar , said in a statement the army's elite Counter-Terrorism Service freed Tal Rihal, Jabbara, Hussein Idris, al-Mulla and al-Majeed villages, southwest of the town. (more...)
North Korea starting to respect USA - Donald Trump North Korea starting to respect USA - Donald Trump
- August 25, 2017

A day before the United States and South Korea began long-planned annual military exercises on Monday, North Korea warned that the U.S. was risking an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". The Secretary of State also spoke just hours after the Treasury Department declared the new sanctions against Russian and Chinese companies that carry out business with North Korea , enabling it to fund its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes, CNN reported . (more...)
No big names to attend Lalu Yadav's 'mahagathbandan rally' in Patna No big names to attend Lalu Yadav's 'mahagathbandan rally' in Patna
- August 25, 2017

BSP chief Mayawati too has expressed her unwillingness to join rally organized as a show of strength of all non-BJP and secular parties. "RJD has been told that the BSP will share stage with a party only if it is decided in advance which party will contest and on how many seats", Mayawati said. (more...)
White House shows off the newly renovated West Wing White House shows off the newly renovated West Wing
- August 25, 2017

During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised over and over again that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall. Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.), the first lawmaker to call for the president to delay the upcoming conference, said the White House didn't respond to her August 1 letter requesting an update on the HBCU initiative nor did it get back to her after the president's tepid reaction to the violent rally, according to the McClatchy Washington Bureau . (more...)
Trump's Afghanistan strategy makes new demands on India Trump's Afghanistan strategy makes new demands on India
- August 25, 2017

These, however, "could be on the table for discussion if in fact they are unwilling to change their posture or change their approach to how they are dealing with the numerous terrorist organizations that find safe haven in Pakistan ", Tillerson added. (more...)
12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar 12 dead in clashes between security forces and Muslim militants in Myanmar
- August 25, 2017

The state is bisected by religious hatred focused on the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority, who are reviled by many Buddhists and perceived as illegal immigrants. Almost 87,000 Rohingya Muslims have already fled the country to neighbouring Bangladesh amid escalating tensions. A total of 24 police posts in Maungtaw region were attacked with handmade bombs by extremists and more than 150 extremists attempted to break into a military base, Xinhua news agency reported. (more...)
U.S. lawmakers welcome Trump's strategy to exert pressure on Pak U.S. lawmakers welcome Trump's strategy to exert pressure on Pak
- August 25, 2017

Pakistan has rejected USA criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism, saying it should not be made a scapegoat for the failure of the US military to win the war in Afghanistan . The demonstrated security improvement inside Pakistan, it said, would not have been possible without eliminating all terrorist hideouts. "We appreciate the President's renewed pressure on Pakistan to cooperate in the fight against terrorists, and hold Pakistan to account for supporting extremists". (more...)
Tony Abbott admits to sleeping through vote Tony Abbott admits to sleeping through vote
- August 25, 2017

Mr Turnbull, who was opposition leader at the time, told Melbourne radio on Friday morning he was aware Mr Abbott had been drunk but the whips had been unable to rouse him to get him into the chamber. "I think we should move on". "The impact was rather greater than it should have been", Mr Abbott said on the program. WATCH: John Oliver compares Tony Abbott to heroin. (more...)
Oracle Corporation Forecasted To Report Corporate Earnings of $0.55 Per Stock
- August 25, 2017

More important recent Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: "Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Q2 Earnings: Beat in Store?" on August 01, 2017, also Fool.com published article titled: "Intercontinental Exchange results: The raw numbers", Nasdaq.com published: "Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Q2 Earnings Meet, View Down" on August 03, 2017. (more...)
Barcelona Boosts Security at Tourist Spots After Attacks Barcelona Boosts Security at Tourist Spots After Attacks
- August 25, 2017

Authorities are still probing the vehicle attacks in Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard last Thursday and in the resort town of Cambrils several hours later. Most of the 12 suspects lived in the town of Ripoll, set in forested hills beneath the Pyrenees north of Barcelona, and most were young men of Moroccan descent. (more...)
Heavyweights Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia set for SEA Games showdown Heavyweights Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia set for SEA Games showdown
- August 25, 2017

The Philippines also has the right to be called the first SEA Games champion in ice hockey when the men's team completed a four-game sweep of the tournament capped by a thrilling 5-4 win over Thailand . Vietnam won the title in the women's football at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29) after defeating the hosts Malaysia 6-0 in the last match on August 24. (more...)
California Supreme Court approves change to death penalty system California Supreme Court approves change to death penalty system
- August 25, 2017

Opponents predicted even longer delays, because of court challenges and legal uncertainties, and said the measure would swamp the state's high court with death cases and coerce unwilling and unqualified lawyers to handle capital appeals. The measure was challenged in court by plaintiffs including a former state attorney general, who argued it would cause "confusion and upheaval" in the courts and suppress legitimate challenges to death penalty convictions. (more...)
Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covert campaign to recruit girls Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covert campaign to recruit girls
- August 25, 2017

This enlightenment came about because the Boy Scouts - like many organizations led by men these days - have had a tough time of things lately. But I don't really know; they seem to be keeping this information very close - which could be reasonably explained as wanting to have well-developed proposals before they get ripped apart in the media, or could be more nefariously wanting to push their plans through to the membership as a "done deal", and, as I've said before, I don't believe that the ... (more...)
Thai ex-PM Yingluck skips court, arrest warrant issued Thai ex-PM Yingluck skips court, arrest warrant issued
- August 25, 2017

Yingluck on Thursday urged her supporters to avoid thronging the court complex in Bangkok , as General Prayuth Chan-Ocha's military administration steps up security to avert unrest. Yingluck faces an administrative order for her to pay compensation for losses, but she recently petitioned the Administrative Court seeking a revocation of the order. (more...)
Pakistan rejects United States accusations of harboring Afghan Taliban terrorists Pakistan rejects United States accusations of harboring Afghan Taliban terrorists
- August 25, 2017

The national security meeting is being held to come up with a combined response after President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan for harbouring terrorists and providing safe havens to militant groups waging an insurgency against a US-backed government in Kabul . (more...)
Pakistan FM: We Shouldn't Be 'Scapegoat' for US Failures in Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

That is, where Islamabad took billions of dollars from the US and then harbored the very terrorists hell bent on attacking the West. Today, however, the inability of the Afghan military to keep the country free of IS and other terrorists groups is cause for concern. (more...)
Shares in Review: The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) Shares in Review: The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)
- August 25, 2017

A value between 0 to -20 would represent a strong overbought condition. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. On the flip side, a reading below -100 may signal a downtrend reflecting weak price action. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. (more...)
Seger set for final event at Palace at Auburn Hills Seger set for final event at Palace at Auburn Hills
- August 25, 2017

The Pistons are heading there after 29 seasons playing their home games in Auburn Hills. The Palace opened in August of 1988, coinciding with the "Bad Boy" Pistons winning the franchise's first two NBA Finals in 1989 and 1990. MI music icon Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will help end an era for The Palace of Auburn Hills. Palace Sports & Entertainment is asking concertgoers to share their favorite concert experiences and venue memories by using the hashtag #MyPalaceMemory . (more...)
Trump voters think whites, Christians most oppressed groups in US Trump voters think whites, Christians most oppressed groups in US
- August 25, 2017

Picciolini further said that Trump's statements and stances throughout the 2016 campaign, and now as president, have "absolutely emboldened" white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups because, in many cases, they have mirrored what those groups outwardly advocate. (more...)