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Two Men Arrested in Connection With Charlottesville Violence Two Men Arrested in Connection With Charlottesville Violence
- August 27, 2017

A 52-year-old Baltimore man, one of three more people charged in the August 12 white nationalist rally in Virginia , was arrested Saturday and is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center. A report via WCPO-TV cited an incident in 2012 in which a classmate at Mason High School told cops of Borden holding a knife against his face, calling him " Jew Boy " because he had a big nose, and terrorizing him, often drew swastikas. (more...)
North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles
- August 27, 2017

The North earlier threatened to shoot four intermediate-range ballistic missiles toward the USA territory of Guam. The U.S. military's Pacific Command said it had detected three short-range ballistic missiles, fired over a 20 minute period. (more...)
Tillerson distances America from Trump: Tillerson distances America from Trump: "The president speaks for himself"
- August 27, 2017

As president, Trump is a part of the American government, but Tillerson's comments show the lengths that even his own Sec. of State and State Department are going to in their efforts to isolate themselves from this president. Wallace asked him if he's "separating" himself from that. " And the president's values? ". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department on August 24. (more...)
Pakistan Foreign Minister to visit Russia, China and Turkey Pakistan Foreign Minister to visit Russia, China and Turkey
- August 27, 2017

The future of Pak-US relations remains undecided, as pressure on Islamabad is mounting. The Trump administration will not shy away from taking tougher steps if required to convince Pakistani leaders that it is in their interest to crackdown on terrorist groups, a senior USA official said. (more...)
Tal Afar: Iraq Says 70 Percent of Daesh-held Town Retaken Tal Afar: Iraq Says 70 Percent of Daesh-held Town Retaken
- August 27, 2017

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) and French Defence Minister Florence Parly (L) speak during a news conference in Baghdad , Iraq August 26, 2017. Troops also said they discovered a network of underground tunnels used by the jihadists to launch attacks behind lines of already conquered territory, or to escape. (more...)
ISIS Pushes Syrian Forces Out of Town Near Raqqa, Kills 34 Troops ISIS Pushes Syrian Forces Out of Town Near Raqqa, Kills 34 Troops
- August 27, 2017

Fran Equiza, the UNICEF representative in Syria , says the level of suffering among children living under the rule of Islamic State militants in Raqqa and Deir el-Zour is "absolutely staggering". "We need support in order to be able to provide these children the rights they are entitled", he concluded. Syria's war began when the regime crushed peaceful protests demanding democratic reforms during the Arab Spring wave of uprisings. (more...)
In Afghanistan, end the Trump-Obama Taliban fantasy In Afghanistan, end the Trump-Obama Taliban fantasy
- August 27, 2017

The 4,000 USA troops President Trump plans to send there are not going to change the overall picture at all. The latest findings further supports the claims against certain circles and officials in Pakistan for supporting the ongoing insurgency in Afghanistan by providing shelters and forms of support to the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network. (more...)
Asif to visit China, Russia, Turkey over US' Afghan policy Asif to visit China, Russia, Turkey over US' Afghan policy
- August 27, 2017

The dates for the trip, which would take the Minister to China, Russia and Turkey, were being worked out, Dawn newspaper reported on Saturday. The Chinese foreign minister lauded Pakistan's great sacrifices made in fight against terrorism and urged worldwide community to fully recognize these efforts. (more...)
Jefferies Group Reaffirms "Buy" Recommendation for Chevron Corporation
- August 27, 2017

It has outperformed by 19.41% the S&P500. Interocean Capital Llc decreased Chevron Corporation ( CVX ) stake by 30.6% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil on Monday, December 14 to "Sector Outperform". On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy". (more...)
Gen Bajwa calls terrorists common enemies of Pakistan, Afghanistan Gen Bajwa calls terrorists common enemies of Pakistan, Afghanistan
- August 27, 2017

General Bajwa said that Pakistan Army had conducted operations against militants and terrorists without any discrimination. After consulting with three nations, Pakistan will be convening an global conference to highlight its contribution towards the war against terrorism and to adopt a new policy which will call a halt to Washington's unending demand to "do more" on the issue. (more...)
China: Section 301 probe 'sabotages' worldwide trading system China: Section 301 probe 'sabotages' worldwide trading system
- August 27, 2017

On Thursday, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said , China will use all necessary resources to defend the interest of the country and its companies against a USA trade investigation. The U.S. government requested a WTO panel be set up to investigate Chinese tariff-rate-quotas (TRQs) for wheat, rice and corn, the trade body said earlier this week. (more...)
Flake Brushes off Trump's Criticism as President Lands in His Backyard Flake Brushes off Trump's Criticism as President Lands in His Backyard
- August 27, 2017

In his speech Tuesday night Trump said he "will not mention any names", but complained repeatedly that Republicans were "one vote" short on passing their health care bill. Unlike Flake, his Republican colleagues have largely avoided direct criticism of Trump. "I want to work with the President when I think that he's right, and I'll challenge him when I think that he's wrong". (more...)
Alexis Sanchez to return for Arsenal against Liverpool Alexis Sanchez to return for Arsenal against Liverpool
- August 27, 2017

He will be the man with the huge responsibility of stopping the likes of Mane from tearing through them, just as Sanchez looks the most promising to exploit the Reds' defence. I'm open to what is the best for him. The electric atmosphere at Anfield fuelled Liverpools vibrant display in midweek and Belgian goalkeeper Mignolet expects Arsenal to be greeted with another hostile reception from the Kop on Sunday. (more...)
Trump Still Hung Up on Crowd Size Following Arizona Rally: 'Packed House' Trump Still Hung Up on Crowd Size Following Arizona Rally: 'Packed House'
- August 27, 2017

I won't". The two have traded barbs over the failed Senate vote to repeal Obamacare , and McConnell strongly defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his former colleague in the Senate, against Trump's verbal barrages. The president has criticized Flake on several occasions of late via Twitter while praising his to the Republian primary opponent, former state Sen. (more...)
Farmington Hills mansion murder: Teen accused of pushing mother out second-story window Farmington Hills mansion murder: Teen accused of pushing mother out second-story window
- August 27, 2017

Police say they are treating the investigation as a homicide. The caller said a woman was unconscious as the result of an accident. Later, after reviewing evidence, authorities felt that the teen boy deliberately pushed his mother to her death. (more...)
SEA Games hero Thanabalan credits father as Malaysia book final SEA Games hero Thanabalan credits father as Malaysia book final
- August 27, 2017

An Indonesian football fan claimed he was attacked by a group of men after Saturday's SEA Games semi-final match between Indonesia and Malaysia. "It was a very good fight between our team and our opponent Indonesia", the 29-year old senior hockey player told Bernama. (more...)
TTV Dinakaran removes CM Edapaddi Palaniswami from AIADMK district secretary post TTV Dinakaran removes CM Edapaddi Palaniswami from AIADMK district secretary post
- August 27, 2017

Ever since 19 MLAs loyal to sidelined AIADMK deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran met Rao on August 21 and expressed their lack of confidence in the Chief Minister, DMK has been demanding a floor test claiming that the present government had lost its majority. (more...)
Chinese media criticises US Navy for accidents Chinese media criticises US Navy for accidents
- August 27, 2017

The Global Times , a nationalistic daily, said the Chinese reaction "reflects the sentiment of Chinese society towards the activities of the US Navy in the South China Sea ". Another notable incident involving US Navy ships occurred in January, when the guided-missile cruiser "USS Antietam" ran aground in Tokyo Bay near the port of Yokosuka, Japan. (more...)
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares
- August 27, 2017

The stock of TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, December 12. Alliant Energy Corporation ( LNT ) opened at 42.97 on Friday. (NASDAQ:BMTC) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". (more...)
Mostly sunny, cool and pleasant today and Sunday Mostly sunny, cool and pleasant today and Sunday
- August 27, 2017

Highs in the upper 70s. The next chance for scattered showers is on Thursday . Tomorrow night: Isolated evening storms, then partly cloudy. Partly sunny skies are expected on Monday with a chance for showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. There is also the potential for heavy rain and severe weather next week, but this will be highly dependent on the eventual track of Harvey. (more...)
North Korea reportedly launches another missile, raising tensions
- August 27, 2017

According to the South Korean military, the missiles were launched from a site in the North Korean province of Gangwon and flew for about 250km (150 miles). It said the North American Aerospace Defence Command determined the missile launches did not pose a threat to Guam, which the North previously warned it would target if provoked. (more...)
Myanmar troops fire on thousands of fleeing civilians Myanmar troops fire on thousands of fleeing civilians
- August 27, 2017

Reuters reporters at the border could hear gunfire from the Myanmar side on Sunday, which triggered a rush of Rohingya towards the no man's land between the countries. "We are deeply saddened at the loss of lives among members of the Myanmar security forces". "There is no security in the villages", Buthon, a Hindu man in Maungdaw told AFP. (more...)
United States revises initial assessment on N. Korea's missile launches United States revises initial assessment on N. Korea's missile launches
- August 27, 2017

The U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) also said, "Initial assessment indicates three short-range ballistic missile launches". "Rather, they flew approximately 250 kilometres in a northeastern direction". Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the missiles did not reach its territory or exclusive economic zone and did not pose a threat to Japan's safety. (more...)
U.S. official due in Dhaka this week U.S. official due in Dhaka this week
- August 27, 2017

USA official for South Asian affairs Alice Wells will reach Pakistan on Monday, marking the first high-level tour by a US diplomat after President Donald Trump unveiled his new South Asia policies, according to local reports on Sunday. On Friday, she is scheduled to speak at the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo. However, this would be her second visit to Islamabad in the month. The conference is being attended by senior officials of the Indian external affairs ministry. (more...)
SC Verdict on Instant Triple Talaq Against Shariat: Jamaiat Ulama-i-Hind SC Verdict on Instant Triple Talaq Against Shariat: Jamaiat Ulama-i-Hind
- August 27, 2017

As Flavia Agnes pointed out in a May 2016 piece for the Economic and Political Weekly - and as was reiterated by more than one justice in this case - the Court decreed in the 2002 Shamim Ara case that for a male-initiated Muslim divorce to be valid, it must be pronounced in a way that accords with Koranic injunctions that require allowing gaps of approximately one month between pronouncements and attempting a reconciliation with the help of arbitrators. (more...)