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Enforcing New North Korea Sanctions Poses Challenge Enforcing New North Korea Sanctions Poses Challenge
- August 12, 2017

The administration says the resolution could cost the regime $1 billion a year, although sanctions experts say that depends largely on how well they are implemented - especially by China, whose track record on enforcing punitive measures on North Korea is poor. (more...)
At Least 15 People Killed in Northwestern Pakistan Blast At Least 15 People Killed in Northwestern Pakistan Blast
- August 12, 2017

The ISPR said the vehicle deployed on security duty was targeted in the attack. "Our resolve won't succumb to any challenge", Bajwa was quoted as saying. An official of the Edhi trust in Quetta said around 15 bodies were shifted before adding that the death toll could be much higher. Its intensity was severe. (more...)
Action again North Korea's ballistic missiles a hard call for US
- August 12, 2017

The president insisted the North had been "getting away with a tragedy that can't be allowed". President Trump on Wednesday warned North Korea to get its act together. Along with a bigger set of manoeuvrs held every spring, the exercises are routinely met by strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures from North Korea. (more...)
Third wave of floods hit Assam, three lakh affected Third wave of floods hit Assam, three lakh affected
- August 12, 2017

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials on Saturday said most rivers were flowing above the danger mark. Around 1 lakh hectares of cropland has also been submerged. Stating that the river beds of Brahmaputra and its other tributaries have become shallow reducing their water carrying capacity, Sonowal said that increased rainfall this year also have made matters worse as the state has witnessed severe floods. (more...)
16 opposition parties unite against BJP-led government 16 opposition parties unite against BJP-led government
- August 12, 2017

It made a decision to form a sub-group that would come up with a blueprint for a joint opposition strategy before the winter session of Parliament begins later this year. Meanwhile, Azad said the joint meetings of the opposition parties have helped in better floor coordination which was lacking earlier. Suggesting that the opposition parties had to build an "alternative narrative" to counter PM Narendra Modi and BJP, Yechury said, "This could be done through effective strategy and by taking ... (more...)
J&K: Two army men killed, 3 injured in Shopian encounter J&K: Two army men killed, 3 injured in Shopian encounter
- August 12, 2017

Reports of stone pelting protesters clashing with security forces to break the cordon was also received. Three militants, including a top Hizb commander, are believed to be trapped in the village, as per reports. "The militants opened fire on the search party, triggering the encounter which is underway", the sources said. Earlier, a search operation was launched by the security forces in Noorabad village of Pulwama's Tral area but the militants hiding in there managed to escape under the ... (more...)
Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Raises Dividend to $0.50 Per Share
- August 12, 2017

Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 62,005 shares of the retailer's stock worth $9,928,000 after buying an additional 1,065 shares during the period. The Stephens Investment Management Group Llc holds 190,325 shares with $10.62M value, down from 261,825 last quarter. (more...)
Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal Buffalo sends WR Watkins to Rams in three-team deal
- August 12, 2017

First came the report that wide receiver Sammy Watkins - arguably their best skill player - was traded. Nearly simultaneously, the Bills acquired wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 second round pick from the Philadelphia Eagles for cornerback Ronald Darby and a 2018 sixth-round pick. (more...)
Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday
- August 12, 2017

Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, a popular trade tool in the 1980s that has been rarely used in the past decade, allows the president to unilaterally impose tariffs or other trade restrictions to protect US industries from "unfair trade practices" of foreign countries. (more...)
Lonzo Ball's Big Baller Brand Signature Shoe To Be In NBA 2K18 Lonzo Ball's Big Baller Brand Signature Shoe To Be In NBA 2K18
- August 12, 2017

In news that will certainly please a certain LaVar, NBA 2K announced today that Lonzo Ball will be wearing the Big Baller Brand in NBA 2K18 . Whether or not the draft is "rigged" is a discussion for another day. Former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson was reportedly interested in trading up to the first overall selection to acquire the playmaking point guard. (more...)
PAC-3 systems deployed in case missiles stray off course to Guam
- August 12, 2017

The plan unveiled by Pyongyang detailed the launch of four medium-long range Hwasong-12 rockets that will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures at a distance of 3,356.7 kms for 1,065 seconds (nearly 18 minutes) before hitting the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam. (more...)
USA has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months USA has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months
- August 12, 2017

Humphrey described the brinkmanship of nuclear war with North Korea as the reason why the commission needs to be established. Obviously they can, and would, try to do so. "I hope he will listen to them, and I hope their cooler heads will prevail". "They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries". (more...)
Rep. Keith Ellison: Kim Jong-un is 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump Rep. Keith Ellison: Kim Jong-un is 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump
- August 12, 2017

Now, Ellison is retracting that claim. Discussing the escalating war of words between the US and North Korea over the latter's rogue nuclear program, Ellison raised eyebrows by saying the North Korea's despotic leader was acting better than the USA president. (more...)
Danish Inventor Charged with Murder After Submarine Is Wrecked Danish Inventor Charged with Murder After Submarine Is Wrecked
- August 12, 2017

FILE - This is a April 30 2008 file photo of submarine owner Peter Madsenstands inside the vessel. Peter Madsen (below) denies killing the Swedish woman, saying he last saw her when he dropped her off on the tip of an island in Copenhagen late on Thursday. (more...)
Guam Gov: Trump's 'Hell and Fury' Justified If NK Attacks Guam Gov: Trump's 'Hell and Fury' Justified If NK Attacks
- August 12, 2017

After adding that he should have been in office eight years ago, Trump said, "I have to say, Eddie, you're going to become extremely famous". On Aug. 11, he said that military solutions are "locked and loaded" should North Korea continue its threats. (more...)
PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey, Northern Iraq PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey, Northern Iraq
- August 12, 2017

At least two people were killed as security forces clashed with PKK terrorists in Turkey's northeastern Trabzon province on Friday. In a statement issued by Trabzon Governorate, a soldier and a civilian succumbed to their wounds at the Karadeniz Technical University hospital where they were being treated. (more...)
Woman killed in Pak shelling in JK's Mendhar sector Woman killed in Pak shelling in JK's Mendhar sector
- August 12, 2017

He said that the first ceasefire violation by Pakistan army was in the Mendhar sector at 5,30 am wherein it resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate firing. She was standing in front of her house when the splinters hit her. Shabir at Gohlad Kalran village, killing his wife Raqia Bi, a police officer said. (more...)
A look at the realities of a North Korea nuclear threat A look at the realities of a North Korea nuclear threat
- August 12, 2017

Some observers consider that concerted air bombings of military facilities using Tomahawk cruise missiles and B-1 strategic bombers is likely a prime option. One of the obvious and most important ways to try to achieve a long-range solution to a potential future threat to the continental United States from North Korea is diplomacy-which is now actively being discussed at the highest levels of the USA government and the other governments directly affected, including China, South Korea, Japan, ... (more...)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan apologises to accident victim's family Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan apologises to accident victim's family
- August 12, 2017

The hospitals either sent back the ambulance by either citing lack of better facilities or absence of bystander with the patient. The health department-appointed committee headed by Medical college deputy superintend will include heads from Anaesthesia, Medicine and Surgery departments. (more...)
Sen. Lindsey Graham: Dems Must 'Park Their Hatred' of Trump Sen. Lindsey Graham: Dems Must 'Park Their Hatred' of Trump
- August 12, 2017

This phrase was prevalent during the Second World War when there were fears that foreign spies would glean information from conversations between citizens that would hinder the allies in the war effort. In that way they could "signal their resolve" in a crisis by only hitting one isolated American military target. And that means for China - China doesn't want North Korea to become a nuclear weapons state. (more...)
US President Donald Trump tells Guam Governor Eddie Calvo 'you are safe' US President Donald Trump tells Guam Governor Eddie Calvo 'you are safe'
- August 12, 2017

Good morning. I just wanted to pay my respects and we are with you 1,000. "And we are with you 1,000%". Donald Trump has told Guam's Governor North Korea's threat to launch a missile strike near the remote Pacific island will boost tourism, while assuring the politician the USA stands behind the territory "1,000 per cent". (more...)
Chinese paper says China should stay neutral if North Korea attacks first Chinese paper says China should stay neutral if North Korea attacks first
- August 12, 2017

Trump said it was time that somebody stood up to the pariah nation. Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said his nation would be prepared to join a conflict against North Korea if the United States came under attack . (more...)
Brussels to hold emergency meeting on North Korea standoff Brussels to hold emergency meeting on North Korea standoff
- August 12, 2017

The country's official newspaper, Rodong Simmun, reported that the huge intake of new military members came after the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) issued a statement regarding the new United Nations sanctions that were brought in on Monday (7 August). (more...)
Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as prime minister Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as prime minister
- August 12, 2017

PM Abbasi offers fateha at Quaid's mausoleum. 12 de agosto de 2017, 09:20Islamabad, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Kulsoom Nawaz has today the mission of the governing Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) to contest for the parliamentary seat left by her husband, Nawaz Sharif, who resigned last month as Prime Minister for a corruption scandal. (more...)
Rory McIlroy still out of tune at PGA Championship Rory McIlroy still out of tune at PGA Championship
- August 12, 2017

I was scrambling well to be under par for that back nine". "It's awesome", a delighted Miller told CNN. "Just really didn't get many looks today, so with one birdie, it's going to be hard to post a solid round". "I'd love to make a cut in one of these things". "I don't feel like I did two years ago where I'm searching for my game or trying to find it or trying to strike it well". (more...)