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Southeast Asia states say Korea stand-off threatens global peace
- August 08, 2017

In a joint communiqué of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting issued on Sunday, they urged claimants and all other states to avoid actions, including those mentioned in the declaration on the conduct (DOC) of parties, that could further complicate the situation and escalate tensions in the area. (more...)
IDF helicopter crashes, killing pilot and wounding another IDF helicopter crashes, killing pilot and wounding another
- August 08, 2017

After an Israeli army Apache helicopter crashed late Monday, rumors began to spread on social media that a "senior official" was killed in the incident. The media reports said that Monday's crash occurred at the end of a training flight which was part of a program to gradually return the Apaches to service. (more...)
Japan Recognizes Progress in North Korean Nuclear Program - Defense Ministry Japan Recognizes Progress in North Korean Nuclear Program - Defense Ministry
- August 08, 2017

However after North Korea's decision to launch a rocket in early 2016, Japan restored those sanctions and chose to both expand restrictions on travel and implement a complete ban on visits from North Korean ships. North Korea has recently shrugged off peaceful overtures from both the USA and South Korea, instead doubling down on its missile testing schedule. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the problem of enforcement on Monday, telling reporters that the USA would be ... (more...)
Bus Drivers Prepare for Back to School Bus Drivers Prepare for Back to School
- August 08, 2017

Monday kicked off Zero Fatalities for Children in the 2018 School Year, something that was not achieved last school year. CCSD police said although the cause of the May bus crash is unknown because the driver was killed, it's typically distracted driving that causes a lot of the auto accidents, which come with a list of their own problems. (more...)
Chicago Mayor: Sanctuary Cities Reflect Our Values Chicago Mayor: Sanctuary Cities Reflect Our Values
- August 08, 2017

The conditions also "fly in the face of longstanding city policy" promoting police cooperation with immigrants, the suit says. The Chicago lawsuit is expected to argue that the Justice Department would be federalizing local jails and requiring city authorities to violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which requires probable cause for an arrest and blocks what it calls unreasonable search and seizure. (more...)
CNN Poll: Trump Approval Hits Low of 38 Percent CNN Poll: Trump Approval Hits Low of 38 Percent
- August 08, 2017

In a series of tweets from Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump is on what aides describe as a 17-day "working vacation", he ticked off a number of factors that he said have "driven the Trump base even closer together". Sixty-three percent said he was not someone they were proud to have as president, and 55% thought he had lowered the stature of the office. In Iowa, a Des Moines Register poll from mid-July showed that 52% disapprove of the job he is doing, while only 43% approved-the first ... (more...)
Israel's Al-Jazeera move sends 'chilling message' Israel's Al-Jazeera move sends 'chilling message'
- August 08, 2017

The report cited a statement by Israeli Communications minister Ayoub Kara, a press conference Al Jazeera says it was barred from attending. "I will go through the [legislatorial] mechanism to create the authority in which I can act freely". (more...)
China July iron ore imports slip China July iron ore imports slip
- August 08, 2017

In the first seven months combined, exports increased 14.4 percent year on year while imports rose 24 percent, resulting in a 14.5-percent decline in trade surplus. China's trade surplus in July widened to $46.74 billion from $42.77 billion the previous month, largely matching a median forecast for a $46.4 billion surplus.?? China had a US$25.2 billion trade surplus with the United States in July, down slightly from US$25.4 billion in June, which was the highest since October 2015, customs ... (more...)
Qatar, Turkey armed forces wrap up 'Iron Shield' joint war games
- August 08, 2017

Qatar has strongly denied these charges, insisting that it has been fighting terrorism relentlessly. Kuwait, Turkey and the U.S. have all urged a political solution as the bloc isolates Qatar using various ad hoc sanctions, including shutting down their airspace to Qataris and blocking import routes. (more...)
Japan says 'heated discussions' at Manila security meeting Japan says 'heated discussions' at Manila security meeting
- August 08, 2017

On Sunday China scored a coup when Asean ministers issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to its terms on talks, during a security forum which the bloc is hosting in Manila . "The finalised framework of the CoC on the South China Sea brings stability to the issue, thus demonstrating a positive momentum". However, Manila changed its diplomatic approach past year, following the election of President Rodrigo Duterte. (more...)
Jordan's King Abdullah In Rare Visit To Palestine Jordan's King Abdullah In Rare Visit To Palestine
- August 08, 2017

The king visited the Palestinian presidential headquarters in Ramallah, and held a bilateral meeting with Abbas days after holy shrine crisis that led to clashes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank . Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said Abbas and Abdullah's visited resulted in the formation of a joint team to address future crises and improve coordination over the tensions at the holy site. (more...)
North Korea expected to announce position on latest sanctions North Korea expected to announce position on latest sanctions
- August 08, 2017

The tribunal previous year ruled China's sweeping claims to the sea had no legal basis. However, China has refused to acknowledge the ruling. He told reporters there had been "really tangible progress" so there was "a need to cherish momentum on the South China Sea". (more...)
Mueller's Grand Jury Likely to Recommend Charges; Why Republicans Shouldn't Worry Yet Mueller's Grand Jury Likely to Recommend Charges; Why Republicans Shouldn't Worry Yet
- August 08, 2017

At a political rally in West Virginia Thursday, the president continued to lash out at Mueller's investigation, calling the allegations "a total fabrication". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a Sunday interview that special counsel Robert Mueller can investigate any crimes discovered in the scope of his probe, but "we don't engage in fishing expeditions". (more...)
Donald Trump Claims His 17-Day Vacation Isn't Really a Vacation Donald Trump Claims His 17-Day Vacation Isn't Really a Vacation
- August 08, 2017

And why has the new chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly , fired Scaramucci? Investigators probing President Donald Trump's team for possible connections to Russian Federation have asked the White House to hand over records for what is believed to be the first time , the New York Times said Friday. (more...)
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) Sees Significantly Lower Trading Volume Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) Sees Significantly Lower Trading Volume
- August 08, 2017

Analysts on average had expected earnings of 62 cents per share on revenue of $220.9 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Dunkin' Brands Group during the fourth quarter valued at $31,640,000. (more...)
Volume Moving the Tape For Tucows Inc (TCX)
- August 08, 2017

Investors may be mindful of any meaningful pullback or correction, and they may have a certain percentage in mind for when things seem to be getting out of hand. Using the ADX with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) may help determine the direction of the trend as well as the overall momentum. (more...)
German Industrial Output Slips in June German Industrial Output Slips in June
- August 08, 2017

Adjusted for seasonal inflation and swings, industrial output slipped 1.1 per cent in June. Data published on Friday showed strong domestic demand pushed up industrial orders twice as much as expected in June, boding well for the sector's output in the coming months. (more...)
Beijing sets terms for talks on sea feud code Beijing sets terms for talks on sea feud code
- August 08, 2017

They urged all claimants in the region to "refrain from land reclamation, construction of outposts, militarization of disputed features, and undertaking unilateral actions that cause permanent physical change to the marine environment in areas pending delimitation". (more...)
ASEAN wants legally binding code on South China Sea ASEAN wants legally binding code on South China Sea
- August 08, 2017

The Philippines , under President Benigno Aquino, was one of the most vocal critics of China and filed a case before a UN-backed arbitration, which a year ago ruled that China's claims to the sea had no legal basis. Its sweeping claims overlap with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei - all Asean members - as well as Taiwan. It also built military structures on the Spratly Island chain, including in Fiery Cross, Mischief Reef, and Subi Reef. (more...)
US, Australia, Japan want coercive acts at sea to be stopped US, Australia, Japan want coercive acts at sea to be stopped
- August 08, 2017

It set the stage for a fiery few days of diplomacy, with the top diplomats from China, the U.S. Russian Federation and North Korea to join their counterparts for security talks from Sunday. Manila had initiated the case under former president Benigno Aquino. "I mean it's really very insubstantial anyway", Batongbacal said, expressing doubt that Asean and China will be able to come up with anything concrete in the next few years. (more...)
Patriots give Super Bowl ring to Tom Brady's mom, who battled cancer Patriots give Super Bowl ring to Tom Brady's mom, who battled cancer
- August 08, 2017

The Patriots, after trailing by as many as 25 points during the third quarter, defeated the Atlanta Falcons , 34-28 in overtime on February 5. Smith addressed the New England Patriots quarterback's decision to play his medical history close to the vest on Monday's episode of "First Take", and Smith had some choice words for the five-time Super Bowl champion. (more...)
Lunar eclipse puts on dazzling celestial display Lunar eclipse puts on dazzling celestial display
- August 08, 2017

After being marooned in Jamaica, Columbus used a lunar eclipse to get back into the good graces with the native Arawak people. "Temperatures will drop somewhat during the eclipse", Barr said, "and outdoor and security lighting systems, typically activated by sensors, will be fooled for several minutes or even a few hours on August 21". (more...)
Baadshaho trailer: Rustic, retro themes make Ajay-Emraan starrer an exciting prospect Baadshaho trailer: Rustic, retro themes make Ajay-Emraan starrer an exciting prospect
- August 08, 2017

When asked on the same during the trailer launch of the movie today, director Milan Luthra said he said, "At this point I don't know where this story came from". In the two minute and 20 seconds long clip, the lead star cast of the movie can be seen performing some high-octane moves. From romance, action to all the swag, Baadshaho seems to have all the elements to keep the audience engaged. (more...)
Japan tries to find friendship with North Korea Japan tries to find friendship with North Korea
- August 08, 2017

They asked China to "abide by" the July 2016 ruling issued by an worldwide court of arbitration in the Hague that rejected Beijing's sweeping claims in the waters. The case, brought against China by the Philippines, seemed like a turning point in China's disputes with a host of regional players, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. (more...)
Audio of Scaramucci's Obscene Rant Has Just Been Released Audio of Scaramucci's Obscene Rant Has Just Been Released
- August 08, 2017

Miller, 31, made headlines after a rancorous exchange last Wednesday at a White House news conference in which he announced Trump's push for immigration reform. The White House communications, he wrote, needed to do a better job to "humanize" the president and "burnish his image" - perhaps an allusion to Trump's low standings in the polls. (more...)