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Opposition claim 100 killed in post-election security crackdown Opposition claim 100 killed in post-election security crackdown
- August 15, 2017

Instead, Mr. Odinga has been leveling charges of fraud without offering any evidence to support them and encouraging his supporters to take to the streets. A Western diplomat said allies were not interested in revisiting the type of power-sharing deals that ended the post-election violence a decade ago. (more...)
Defense Secy Mattis May Change Pres. Trump's Transgender Rules Defense Secy Mattis May Change Pres. Trump's Transgender Rules
- August 15, 2017

Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, said that he and his staff are still studying the issue, including how having transgender service members affects other members of their units. The suit was filed in the US District Court in Washington, DC on behalf of the transgender service members with almost 60 years of combined military service. (more...)
Israel re-arrests Sheikh Raed Salah Israel re-arrests Sheikh Raed Salah
- August 15, 2017

The southern chapter of the Islamic movement in Israel, while also devoted to political Islam, does engage in Israeli politics. He served as mayor of Umm al-Fahm for three consecutive terms between 1987 and 2001. Security forces also raided the Islamic Movement leader's home and confiscated two computers, accusing the head of the the now-banned northern branch of incitement. (more...)
Top US General Jets Into Asia as North Korea Tensions Run High
- August 15, 2017

Song said South Korea can't pinpoint when both could be achieved, but said "it will take at least one to two more years". USA officials and South Korea's president in recent days have played down the risk of an imminent conflict after Washington and Pyongyang exchanged fiery rhetoric last week. (more...)
France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N. Korea escalation
- August 15, 2017

Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Some analysts said Kim was seeking a similar quid-pro-quo this time around, using the Guam missile threat as leverage. French President Emmanuel Macron called for the global community to work with North Korea to "resume the path of dialogue without conditions", following a call with Trump Saturday. (more...)
North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam, After All North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam, After All
- August 15, 2017

Pyongyang's state media has this morning reported President Kim Jong-un as "praising" his Strategic Force for drawing up a "careful" plan for a "power demonstration" to "envelope" Guam in fire. Pacific island territory against a belligerent North Korea . According to the same report, South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on North Korea to end the missile crisis and open a dialogue over its nuclear program. (more...)
North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam, After All North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam, After All
- August 15, 2017

Pyongyang's state media has this morning reported President Kim Jong-un as "praising" his Strategic Force for drawing up a "careful" plan for a "power demonstration" to "envelope" Guam in fire. Pacific island territory against a belligerent North Korea . According to the same report, South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on North Korea to end the missile crisis and open a dialogue over its nuclear program. (more...)
Despite Rhetoric On North Korea, US Military Posture Hasn't Really Changed Despite Rhetoric On North Korea, US Military Posture Hasn't Really Changed
- August 15, 2017

Mattis said. And he "conveyed America's readiness to use the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the United States homeland". On Wednesday Tillerson told reporters that there is not thought to be "any imminent threat" from North Korea. He pointed out that the UN Security Council unanimously voted last week to characterize North Korea's statements as a "threat to the world's community". (more...)
US, S. Korea moving forward on THAAD deployment: Pentagon US, S. Korea moving forward on THAAD deployment: Pentagon
- August 15, 2017

US President Donald Trump has said all options are on the table as he vowed not to allow that to happen. During an inspection of the North Korean army's Strategic Forces, which handles the missile program, Kim praised the military for drawing up a "close and careful plan" and said he would watch the "foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" a little more before deciding whether to order the missile test, the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency said. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again
- August 15, 2017

On Tuesday, North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the USA military hub in the Pacific. (more...)
N.Korean leader briefed on missile-launch plan N.Korean leader briefed on missile-launch plan
- August 15, 2017

Speaking at the Pentagon Monday, Mattis told reporters, "you don't shoot at people in this world unless you want to bear the consequences". Kim "examined the plan for a long time" and "discussed it" with commanding officers on Monday during his inspection of the command of the Strategic Force in charge of the North's missile units, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). (more...)
New York Gets Tougher On Community Center Bomb Threats New York Gets Tougher On Community Center Bomb Threats
- August 15, 2017

After a weekend of violence in Virginia, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation that adds community centers to the list of public places at which it is illegal to carry out a number of crimes, including making a false bomb threat. Governor Cuomo is not the only one from NY to speak out against the events in Charlottesville. This legislation was in direct response to the significant number of bomb threats called into Jewish Community Centers in NY and across the country. (more...)
MACC Arrests Former Felda Chairman Isa Samad Over Probe Into Cases MACC Arrests Former Felda Chairman Isa Samad Over Probe Into Cases
- August 15, 2017

Mohd Isa's arrest, Azam said, was following the statements given to the MACC officers previously. Isa was taken into custody this afternoon when he arrived at the MACC headquarters at Putrajaya to give further statements into the purchases made between 2014 and 2015. (more...)
Taylor Swift Wins Groping Trial Against DJ David Mueller Taylor Swift Wins Groping Trial Against DJ David Mueller
- August 15, 2017

The singer-songwriter said in her countersuit that she wanted a symbolic $1. On Friday, Judge Martinez threw out Mueller's claim against Swift, and ruled that the singer could not be held personally responsible for Mueller losing his job. (more...)
Will the US Go to War With North Korea? Will the US Go to War With North Korea?
- August 15, 2017

After North Korea shot back the next day, on August 10, by threatening to launch an enveloping strike in the waters around Guam , Trump warned during a press conference that, "If he [North Korean leader Kim Jong-un] does something in Guam , it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before what will happen in North Korea". (more...)
Police probe online threats against Hibernian boss Neil Lennon Police probe online threats against Hibernian boss Neil Lennon
- August 15, 2017

Now a Police Scotland spokesperson has said: "We have received complaints and inquiries are continuing". Lennon, however, insisted he had no concerns about his behaviour When it was suggested that Rangers assistant manager Helder Baptista had spoken to the police about Lennon, he replied: "He should have got back in his box". (more...)
Irish J1 student doesn't recognise she's serving Leo Varadkar at work Irish J1 student doesn't recognise she's serving Leo Varadkar at work
- August 15, 2017

Emma Kelly, 20, from Dublin and a hostess for the summer in the city's Barcocina restaurant, asked the leader and his friend to wait at the bar for 20 minutes before seating them at a "tiny" table outside on Sunday night. Not only has poor old Emma Kelly completely blanked the fact that it's the Taoiseach she's also given him some unintentional cold treatment. Ms Kelly said the thought running through her head was: "Oh my God". (more...)
President Trump condemns 'repugnant' hate groups, including KKK, neo-Nazis President Trump condemns 'repugnant' hate groups, including KKK, neo-Nazis
- August 15, 2017

After calls from those on both the right and the left for President Trump to condemn white supremacists and the KKK, following this weekend's tragic terrorist attack in Charlottesville , Virginia, the President finally caved in. Two days ago, a young American woman, Heather Heyer , was tragically killed. President Trump responded by casting blame " on many sides ", as if peaceful anti-racist protesters were responsible for the attacks they suffered. (more...)
#Charlottesville: Trump condemns Violence, says Racism is Evil #Charlottesville: Trump condemns Violence, says Racism is Evil
- August 15, 2017

After finally denouncing Nazis/white supremacists days after his first public comments on last weekend's violence in Charlottesville , President Trump got back to doing what he loves: Signing paper, talking about how great the economy is, and trashing CNN reporter Jim Acosta . (more...)
Hue Jackson does not want Browns players protesting national anthem Hue Jackson does not want Browns players protesting national anthem
- August 15, 2017

All of a sudden, we broke out into formation and end up throwing a huge ball". "That would have given us an opportunity to score points", Jackson said. Jackson seems pretty confident that there won't be any protesters on his team - either by choice or an indirect order from the organization. The club now has its first preseason game in the books and head coach Hue Jackson has a week to prepare the Browns for the August 21 game against the New York Giants. (more...)
Between old foe and aggressive ally, no honeymoon for South Korea's Moon Between old foe and aggressive ally, no honeymoon for South Korea's Moon
- August 15, 2017

According to the AP, Kim said he will give the approval order for a missile test near Guam if the United States continues its "extremely unsafe actions". Dunford is visiting South Korea, Japan and China after a week in which Trump said he was ready to unleash "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the U.S. (more...)
Swiss hotelier sorry for signs telling Jews to shower before entering pool Swiss hotelier sorry for signs telling Jews to shower before entering pool
- August 15, 2017

The hotel management further told Channel 2 it meant no harm by the signs. "And absolutely, the Jewish mafia, then, if you criticize it says you're anti-Semitic, but the Jewish mafia is a very powerful mafia". She told the Blick newspaper that the apartment hotel now had a lot of Jewish clients, and that other guests had complained that some of them did not shower before using the pool and had asked her to do something. (more...)
Man who tried to prevent Jo Cox murder dies a year later Man who tried to prevent Jo Cox murder dies a year later
- August 15, 2017

He intervened as mother-of-two Mrs Cox was repeatedly shot and stabbed by neo-Nazi terrorist Thomas Mair in Birstall, West Yorkshire . He said he was "honored to receive such an award". Labour's Tracy Brabin, who was elected as MP for Batley and Spen after Mrs Cox's death, said: My heartfelt condolences go out to Bernard's family at this sad time. (more...)
Big Ben to fall silent for four years Big Ben to fall silent for four years
- August 15, 2017

It seems to me draconian to think it will only chime eight times in four years'. This is part of a major restoration project in which essential fix work will be carried out on the Grade I listed Queen Elizabeth Tower, home to Big Ben. David Davis today said it is "mad" to silence Big Ben's iconic bongs as he dismissed health and safety concerns over renovating the clock tower. The hammers will be locked and disconnected from the clock, although the bongs will still sound for important ... (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Adapting to Wembley a big challenge' Mauricio Pochettino: 'Adapting to Wembley a big challenge'
- August 15, 2017

The Lilywhites have enjoyed Wembley during their last campaign, playing all four of their homes European games there as well as a FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, and Pochettino understands transition will be hard but they must deal with it and make their temporary accommodation into a fortress. (more...)
Iraq announces start of air campaign against Daesh in Tal Afar Iraq announces start of air campaign against Daesh in Tal Afar
- August 15, 2017

Tal Afar is the main remaining ISIS stronghold in northern Iraq, after the capture by Iraqi forces in July of second city Mosul further east in a major blow to the terrorist group. Tal Afar, which had about 200,000 residents before falling to Daesh, experienced cycles of sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites after the US -led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and has produced some of the terrorist group's most senior commanders. (more...)
Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Iraq Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Iraq
- August 15, 2017

There's no indication Isis was responsible. Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, 30, of Brooklyn, NY, has died in Iraq. "The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates", said Army Lt. (more...)
Chinese Teen Dies After 'Treatment' at Internet Addiction Camp Chinese Teen Dies After 'Treatment' at Internet Addiction Camp
- August 15, 2017

The 18-year-old who died earlier this month in Fuyang had been sent to a camp that promised "psychological counseling and physical training", but, according to the Telegraph , the camp said no corporal punishment would be used. There have been multiple cases of reported abuse at these camps, and this is not the first instance of a teen's death. When the parents viewed their son's body in the hospital's mortuary, they found him to be totally covered in scars. (more...)
Confirmed: Not Anushka Shetty, Prabhas To Romance Shraddha Kapoor In Saaho Confirmed: Not Anushka Shetty, Prabhas To Romance Shraddha Kapoor In Saaho
- August 15, 2017

They wrote, "Happy to announce the leading lady of Saaho , The lovely @ShraddhaKapoor it is". We are excited to have her on board with us. Many names had come up - from Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor to Disha Patani - although Prabhas' Baahubali co-star Anushka Shetty seemed to be the fore-runner. (more...)
Banco De Chile (BCH) Downgraded by BidaskClub
- August 15, 2017

ValuEngine cut shares of Banco De Chile from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Toronto Dominion Bank decreased Cgi Group Inc (Put) (NYSE:GIB) stake by 119,900 shares to 14,300 valued at $686,000 in 2016Q4. (more...)

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