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Sen. McCain decries criticism of McMaster as 'smear tactics' Sen. McCain decries criticism of McMaster as 'smear tactics'
- August 16, 2017

Amidror, who served as Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief security adviser for two years until 2015, wrote that recent allegations of an anti-Israel bias by McMaster were "scurrilous and harmful personal attacks launched by some American Jews and even a few Israelis" and "an offense against the truth, against basic decency and against the best interests of Israel". (more...)
Russian defense minister, Libyan National Army commander discuss situation in North Africa Russian defense minister, Libyan National Army commander discuss situation in North Africa
- August 16, 2017

It is the third visit of the Libyan National Army commander to Moscow. Last month, Haftar and Sarraj agreed on a plan to take Libya out of its crisis during anotehr meeting in France under the patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron. (more...)
Twitter users identify white supremacists at Charlottesville protests Twitter users identify white supremacists at Charlottesville protests
- August 16, 2017

A student at the University of Nevada, Reno said things are "spiraling out of control" since he was identified as a participant in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Va., over the weekend. And if people are deemed to deserve punishment for their speech, how far does society allow it to go for fear of being labelled a racist if one defends the free speech of these unpopular people? But, he thinks maybe people should take a deep breath and think before they press the send ... (more...)
Cuomo signs bill heightening penalties for false bomb threats Cuomo signs bill heightening penalties for false bomb threats
- August 16, 2017

In order to regulate pet dealers and those who are abusing the system, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Tuesday aimed to protect animals who are often left un-vaccinated in animal shelters. Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, the Assembly sponsor of the bill, said "Although many times well intentioned, leaving these groups unregulated leaves a vulnerability that puts both animal health and public safety at risk". (more...)
BBCI: North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief BBCI: North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief
- August 16, 2017

He said the United States was prepared militarily to deal with North Korea if necessary. Pompeo touted a unanimous United Nations Security Council vote earlier this month to increase sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program and said the U.S. (more...)
Families of Deceased Victims of Manchester Attack to get £250k Each Families of Deceased Victims of Manchester Attack to get £250k Each
- August 16, 2017

The fund has provided access to free financial counselling for the bereaved families. The swift transfer of donations to the victims by the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund contrasts starkly with the management of a similar amount of money collected for the victims of Grenfell Tower fire in London who were left homeless as well as bereaved. (more...)
Trump Aide Repeatedly Tried to Arrange Russia Meetings Trump Aide Repeatedly Tried to Arrange Russia Meetings
- August 16, 2017

Pence now claims he was "not aware" of any contacts between the campaign and Russian Federation. The emails reportedly show a decided lack of interest in such meetings by top campaign officials. Manafort's swift action reflects the attitude of the campaign - any invitation by Russian Federation, directly or indirectly, would be rejected outright. (more...)
Does $17.05 justifies Deutsche Bank AG (DB) shares? Does $17.05 justifies Deutsche Bank AG (DB) shares?
- August 16, 2017

S&P Global set a €18.00 ($21.18) target price on Deutsche Bank AG and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. HSBC Holdings plc set a €14.00 ($16.47) target price on Deutsche Bank AG (FRA:DBK) in a report released on Friday morning. (more...)
United States envoy says Iran can not 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal United States envoy says Iran can not 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal
- August 16, 2017

And Trump told reporters last week he doesn't believe Iran is "living up to the spirit" of the deal. Iran says new USA sanctions breach the agreement it reached in 2015 with the United States, Russia, China and three European powers in which it agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most sanctions. (more...)
North korea: the United States is always ready to a possible dialogue North korea: the United States is always ready to a possible dialogue
- August 16, 2017

Calling it "the responsibility of all", Macron called on the global community to "act in a concerted, firm and effective manner, as it has just done in the (U.N.) Security Council, to bring North Korea back to the path of dialogue". According to Chinese state media, Mr Xi told Mr Trump in a phone call that "all relevant parties" should stop "words and deeds" that would exacerbate the situation. (more...)
ALERT seizes third largest haul of fentanyl in Calgary drug bust ALERT seizes third largest haul of fentanyl in Calgary drug bust
- August 16, 2017

Drugs seized along with the fentanyl included 1.4 kilograms of cocaine, 498 grams of heroin and 1.1 kilograms of methamphetamine. Investigators believe that the Douglasdale residence was also operating as a cocaine conversion lab. Garth Kowalyk. $22,680 cash proceeds of crime. Three men, all from Calgary, face a total of 28 drug-related charges. ALERT's largest fentanyl seizure took place in February 2015 with the seizure of 11,597 pills in Calgary. (more...)
Texas passes 2 new abortion-related laws Texas passes 2 new abortion-related laws
- August 16, 2017

The Senate later retreated on exempting small developers, and then last night and into early Tuesday agreed to a House proposal that would allow cities to bar removal of trees that are less than 10 inches but maintains a provision that bars cities from charging people fees when they want to remove a tree on their property. (more...)
CIA Assures That There is No Possibility of War with North Korea CIA Assures That There is No Possibility of War with North Korea
- August 16, 2017

Soon after Mattis's warning, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly, reviewed his military's plan to launch missiles at Guam. North Korea has threatened to fire a volley of four missiles over Japan towards Guam - a United States territory which hosts two large military bases and is home to more than 6,000 military personnel. (more...)
Oprah Winfrey: If I Had Married Stedman Graham, We Wouldn't Be Together Oprah Winfrey: If I Had Married Stedman Graham, We Wouldn't Be Together
- August 16, 2017

Winfrey contends that marriage requires a different way of existing in the world, which would have rendered their relationship untenable. Winfrey was engaged to be married to Stedman , an educator and businessman, in 1996 but they ditched the plan and settled for a "spiritual union". (more...)
Trump Defends Steve Bannon Amid Calls For His Ouster Trump Defends Steve Bannon Amid Calls For His Ouster
- August 16, 2017

His close, personal relationship with the president can't be ruled out, but his fate is the topic of intense internal discussions involving the president and inside and outside adivsers, in part because of Bannon's history of clashing with members of the national security team as well as top economic advisers. (more...)
NBA Releases Official Schedule For 2017-18 Season NBA Releases Official Schedule For 2017-18 Season
- August 16, 2017

The Lakers , with excitement building over second-overall pick Ball, will play on TNT 11 times, ESPN 11 times and once on ABC. Speaking of playoff rematches, the Rockets will play four games against the San Antonio Spurs , December 15, and March 12 at Toyota Center, with the Rockets traveling to the Alamo City on February 1 and April 1. (more...)
Tillerson, Mattis present united front on North Korea, urge China to act
- August 15, 2017

There is a possibility that Trump could evade the need for Congress to proclaim war against North Korea , claiming United States is already at war with the country. Japan started deploying its Patriot missile defence system after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, reports said. (more...)
North Korea moving missiles, say US — HIGH ALERT North Korea moving missiles, say US — HIGH ALERT
- August 15, 2017

The state-run Global Times said on Tuesday that Seoul should play a buffer between the United States and North Korea to prevent a head-on confrontation. Guam resident Susan Olivares Uncangco said she saw it and then "freaked out". The top USA military officer says the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities in case of provocation. (more...)
North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam After All
- August 15, 2017

By using the phrase "military solutions", Trump had heated up the rhetoric against the North once again. It had been known the two sides had discussions to secure the June release of an American university student. That appeared to signal a path to defuse the crisis. "War is up to the President, perhaps up to the Congress, the bottom line is we will defend the country from an attack, for us that's war, that's a wartime situation", he said. (more...)
Guam shrugs off North Korea threat Guam shrugs off North Korea threat
- August 15, 2017

The timing of Moon's speech, a proponent of increased engagement and dialogue with his northern neighbors, was likely meant to hammer home the importance of Seoul's role in finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis, according to John Delury, a professor of global relations at Yonsei University's Graduate School of worldwide Studies. (more...)
Skorupski to Crystal Palace?
- August 15, 2017

But the damage is enough to potentially see Zaha miss the next four matches - an worldwide break at the start of September actually limits the number - and he will sit out Saturday's visit to Liverpool. Zaha will also miss the Carabao Cup tie against Ipswich Town though he was always a candidate to sit that one out. Zaha signed a new five-year contract this summer, despite interest from Tottenham. (more...)
Guam officials 'ecstatic' as North Korea holds off attack Guam officials 'ecstatic' as North Korea holds off attack
- August 15, 2017

If Trump should decide to inflict " fire and fury " on North Korea, he'll use plans crafted by military experts at Offutt's U.S. Strategic Command, drawing in part from intelligence gathered by Offutt-based 55th Wing air crews. Trump had also suggested before his election previous year that Japan and South Korea could acquire nuclear weapons in the future, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused to rule this out in a March interview with U.S. (more...)
Illinois Senate passes resolution urging police to classify neo-Nazi groups as terrorists Illinois Senate passes resolution urging police to classify neo-Nazi groups as terrorists
- August 15, 2017

In addition to naming white nationalist groups as terrorist organizations, the resolution encourages authorities to dismantle "the criminal elements of these domestic terrorist organizations in the same manner as other manifestations of terrorism". (more...)
Trump gives infrastructure remarks from Trump Tower
- August 15, 2017

The executive order will set "a two-year goal for completion of the permitting process" with "accountability and discipline" - but establish a simplified process to move a project forward. Earlier, the president was set to "receive an update from his infrastructure team", a White House official said to CNN . Trump has proposed leveraging 200B in govt spending into $1T via privatizing air traffic control system, strengthening rural infrastructure and repairing bridges, roads and waterways. (more...)
Lincoln Memorial on National Mall defaced with graffiti Lincoln Memorial on National Mall defaced with graffiti
- August 15, 2017

Follow Rebecca on Twitter . Crews are already working to remove the paint. A sign on the 1400 block of Constitution Avenue NW was also vandalized in spray paint, although the words are illegible. The Lincoln Memorial is one of several sites on the National Mall that was tagged with messages espousing conspiracy theories over President's Day weekend. (more...)
ISIS 'Genocide' Seriously Threatens Religious Freedom ISIS 'Genocide' Seriously Threatens Religious Freedom
- August 15, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson similarly decried the terrorist group noting its genocide of minorities as of one of "the more egregious and troubling examples". "Unfortunately, the list goes on", Mr. Tillerson said. "We can not ignore these conditions", he said. The North Korean government continued to punish those engaging in religious practices previous year, with executions, torture and other abuse, the U.S. (more...)
Governor announces new rural health insurer Governor announces new rural health insurer
- August 15, 2017

An a news conference in Silver Springs, Sandoval announced the Missouri-based Centene Corporation, also known as SilverSummit in Nevada, will offer health insurance coverage to all Nevada residents including those living in Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey and White Pine on the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. (more...)
CBO Says Trump's Plan for Obamacare Could Make Premiums Skyrocket CBO Says Trump's Plan for Obamacare Could Make Premiums Skyrocket
- August 15, 2017

At the request of House Democratic leadership, CBO estimated what would happen if the payments to insurers ended after December. On Monday [Aug. 7], Anthem said it would no longer offer Obamacare plans in Nevada's state exchange and half of Georgia's counties in 2018. (more...)
Guam TV and radio accidentally broadcast emergency warning message causing mass panic Guam TV and radio accidentally broadcast emergency warning message causing mass panic
- August 15, 2017

There is no official statement or warning from GHS/OCD regarding a threat". Local residents pray during a Sunday Mass at St. Barbara Church on the island of Guam on August 13. The threat came hours after President Donald Trump told Pyongyang that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury" . The U.S. (more...)
Exam helpline set to open for Galway Leaving Cert students Exam helpline set to open for Galway Leaving Cert students
- August 15, 2017

Prof Nolan headed the universities task force on the reform of the points scale, which is being implemented this year, along with a restructuring of the exam grading system. However, Prof Nolan said it was only one step, a technical step, in what must be an ongoing process of reform around the Leaving Cert and the transition from second-level school to college. (more...)

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