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Republican senator calls for 'radical changes' from the White House Republican senator calls for 'radical changes' from the White House
- August 17, 2017

These are exceptionally strong statements from a US senator against a member of his own party, and by far one of the most damning critiques of the president by a conservative GOP senator during Trump's presidency. Trump appeared to suggest a moral equivalence between the white nationalists at the rally and protesters demonstrating against them. Asked specifically about the president's handling of the Charlottesville violence, Corker expressed disapproval. (more...)
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha-led team in Kashmir on Peace Mission Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha-led team in Kashmir on Peace Mission
- August 18, 2017

Another flag meeting between India and China may soon be held close to the spot where the two neighbours are in a stand-off confrontation in Sikkim, informed sources said on Thursday, adding that a date had not been finalised as yet. "It was a decision the repercussions of which people of Kashmir are facing for the past 85 years, especially our generation next that is being mercilessly and systematically wiped out", they added. (more...)
Responding to Barcelona terror, Trump tweets dubious Pershing legend Responding to Barcelona terror, Trump tweets dubious Pershing legend
- August 17, 2017

Hours after an apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona, President Trump on Thursday recycled a largely discredited Internet tale that he promoted on the campaign trail as a way to call attention to what he has called "radical Islamic terrorism". (more...)
Korea seek diplomatic solution to NK issue: State Department Korea seek diplomatic solution to NK issue: State Department
- August 17, 2017

The leaders are, "full of bombast". It can talk seriously with Japan and South Korea on how it might use nuclear weapons in any worst-case scenario. "And if they thought it was realistic, they - the PRC - might be willing to really weigh in with the North Koreans". Observers said Mr Ri's remarks may have been aimed at eventually holding direct negotiations with the administration of US President Donald Trump , based on a strategy of securing concessions from the US while continuing North ... (more...)
More charges for USA truck driver in deadly immigrant smuggling More charges for USA truck driver in deadly immigrant smuggling
- August 17, 2017

At least 39 people were inside the trailer as it drove from the border city of Laredo to San Antonio, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north. A United States grand jury Wednesday handed down five charges, including one that carries the death penalty, against the driver allegedly behind a horror truck journey that saw 10 migrants suffocate to death. (more...)
Hyundai Card CEO apologizes for controversial Ariana Grande concert Hyundai Card CEO apologizes for controversial Ariana Grande concert
- August 17, 2017

Chung Tae-young, the company's chief executive officer, also commented on his Facebook that Grande's "decisions, other than the show itself, have left much to be desired". Meanwhile, the "VIP Package" included in this performance was a product of the fanpage within Ariana Grande's official website - a product organized by the artist's side for fans. (more...)
British Government Wants Frictionless Border Between The Republic And The North British Government Wants Frictionless Border Between The Republic And The North
- August 17, 2017

Your citizenship rights are permanent and inviolable; you will be able to work and live in Northern Ireland and Ireland exactly as now on a reciprocal basis; and we do not want any border posts between Ireland and the UK. In its latest Brexit position paper , the government is expected to insist there should be "no border infrastructure " between Ireland - an European Union member state - and Northern Ireland. (more...)
Assange Denies Russian Involvement in DNC Email Leaks, Promises More Details Assange Denies Russian Involvement in DNC Email Leaks, Promises More Details
- August 17, 2017

Johnson wrote in an email to The Times that the meeting was a result of a "desire for ongoing communications" from both Rohrabacher and Assange. On Wednesday, the Hill newspaper reported that Assange in course of his meeting with Rohrabacher said that Russian Federation had not been involved in stealing emails from servers belonging to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the presidential election in 2016. (more...)
Cleveland Clinic pulls event from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort Cleveland Clinic pulls event from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort
- August 17, 2017

The clinic would not elaborate on the reasoning behind pulling the fundraiser from Mar-a-Lago, but the decision comes in the wake of Trump's failure to deliver a full-throated condemnation of white supremacists in the immediate wake of a vehicle attack at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)
US General Says Trump Has Final Say on Unilateral Korea Strike
- August 17, 2017

During the nationally broadcast event, he said US President Donald Trump had assured South Korea he would consult with them before making any military decisions on North Korea . Moon wants to engage the North. Pyongyang says it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself from possible invasion by its "imperialist enemy" the USA and has long sought to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland. (more...)
Real must have made Barca dizzy - Dortmund chief Real must have made Barca dizzy - Dortmund chief
- August 17, 2017

Barcelona's other reported target, Dembele, has been suspended by Borussia Dortmund after the 20-year-old France global skipped training amid speculation of a possible move to Spain. "He cannot do what he wants, and he should use Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as an example". "Auba" also could imagine leaving, but he behaves professionally in every training session and every game and gives his best. (more...)
Teacher shoots self in classroom at Georgia high school Teacher shoots self in classroom at Georgia high school
- August 17, 2017

But this was no drill. The Douglas County School System said in a statement that the teacher was alone in his classroom at the time he sustained the self-inflicted gunshot wound. "No students were in the building at the time". Students may be picked up by a parent or guardian and buses will be available to take bus riders home. (more...)
Envision Healthcare Corporation (EVHC) Shares Sold by Pitcairn Co
- August 17, 2017

Also, the number of hedge funds holding Amsurg Corp in their top 10 holdings decreased from 8 to 0 for a decrease of 8. Among 13 analysts covering Envision Healthcare Holdings (NYSE: EVHC ), 12 have Buy rating , 0 Sell and 1 Hold. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.34 EPS. Alpine Associates Management Inc. holds 1.07% of its portfolio in Envision Healthcare Corp for 606,266 shares. (more...)
Occupied Kashmir Observes 'Black Day' on India's Independence Day Occupied Kashmir Observes 'Black Day' on India's Independence Day
- August 17, 2017

On July 30, Modi asked citizens of the country to send him a list of subjects they felt he should address in his speech on the Narendra Modi app, an application that provides updates on the activities of the prime minister. "Only then, we can realise the India of our dreams", PM said. He spoke against casteism and communalism. He pledged that the United States would continue to be a reliable and long-term supplier of energy to India, the White House said in a readout of the phone call ... (more...)
2 dead, 117 injured in Dahi Handi celebrations 2 dead, 117 injured in Dahi Handi celebrations
- August 17, 2017

While the High Court decision to ease the dahi handi celebration rules pertaining to the age limit of the govindas and the pyramid height limits, did increase the number of participants at the various mandals , the city saw a toned down celebration in comparison to the past few years. (more...)
United States insists military ready to counter North Korea United States insists military ready to counter North Korea
- August 17, 2017

Japan's defence chief and foreign minister will meet their USA counterparts on Thursday to reaffirm Washington's commitment to defending Japan, including the use of its nuclear deterrent , as threats from North Korea intensify. New interceptors now being developed by the United States and Japan known as SM-3 Block IIA can also be launched from Aegis Ashore sites, potentially helping Japan expand its coverage of defence and improve its accuracy to hit a target. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi wants Confederate statues removed from Capitol Nancy Pelosi wants Confederate statues removed from Capitol
- August 17, 2017

She called on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to remove the statues. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus also called for their removal after the hate groups said they had gathered in Charlottesville to protest the taking down of Confederate Gen. (more...)
Camera captures moment truck crashes into highway barrier Camera captures moment truck crashes into highway barrier
- August 17, 2017

The man suffered only minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Police say the driver was injured in the collision, which occurred Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. They pulled the semi driver and his dog out of the truck, the husband said. No other cars were involved. The Kansas Department of Transportation routed drivers around using Hwy. (more...)
Amit Shah Sets Target of 360+ Seats For Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Amit Shah Sets Target of 360+ Seats For Lok Sabha Elections 2019
- August 17, 2017

Those representing the Government side, among others, included senior Ministers JP Nadda, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Narendra Singh Tomar, Nirmala Seetharaman and Manoj Sinha. The party emerged victorious on 282 seats, bagging 10 more than the required majority number. Shah, it is learnt, discussed the feedback from states and reviewed the implementation and impact of Central government schemes. (more...)
Is this proof Trump is starting to lose Republican support?
- August 17, 2017

Ironically, given that Republican voters profile as older, majority won't be around to witness the change that they fear so deeply. Trump issued a stronger statement on Saturday, condemning the neo-Nazi, KKK, and other white supremacist groups that had gathered at the protest. (more...)
Trump warns North Korea that United States is 'locked and loaded' Trump warns North Korea that United States is 'locked and loaded'
- August 17, 2017

The U.S.is working on its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, otherwise known as THAAD. The North, no stranger to hyperbolic or threatening language, used a term widely interpreted as "enveloping fire" but "enveloping strike" is a more accurate translation of what it actually meant - as in striking with a missile. (more...)
Reduces Stake in International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Reduces Stake in International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
- August 17, 2017

With 13,900 avg volume, 6 days are for NANOPHASE TECH CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:NANX)'s short sellers to cover NANX's short positions. The stock increased 3.70% or $0.011 during the last trading session, reaching $0.311. BlackRock Inc. now owns 52,936,360 shares of the technology company's stock worth $8,143,204,000 after buying an additional 1,241,441 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
How the Trump administration is spending millions to shore up Obamacare How the Trump administration is spending millions to shore up Obamacare
- August 17, 2017

President Donald Trump has threatened to end cost-sharing subsidies to insurance companies, which allow many Americans to afford their health insurance premiums. House Republicans took Mr. Obama to court in 2015, and a federal judge has ruled the payments illegal - though she stayed her ruling while the case is on appeal. (more...)
Obama Charlottesville Tweet Is Most 'Liked' on Twitter Obama Charlottesville Tweet Is Most 'Liked' on Twitter
- August 17, 2017

A picture accompanying the tweet shows four babies - including a black baby girl and a blonde baby boy - in an open window as the ex-US president looks in. Obama also sent two additional tweets to complete the full Mandela quote. A rally on Saturday by neo-Nazis and white supremacists over the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville erupted in clashes with counter-demonstrators. (more...)
Sen. Jeff Flake is 'Weak' and 'Toxic'
- August 17, 2017

President". President Trump's new campaign trip to Arizona next week has state Republicans speculating that he is going to endorse a primary challenger to Sen. 22 rally on Wednesday, and it comes at a time when Arizona has emerged as a key test for the GOP, which is riven by pro-Trump and anti-Trump factions. (more...)
Barcelona loses Luis Suarez four weeks to a knee injury Barcelona loses Luis Suarez four weeks to a knee injury
- August 17, 2017

A 2-0 defeat to fierce rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu was compounded by an injury to striker Suarez, with the Uruguayan having pulled up late in the match with a knee problem. The knock could rule Suarez out of Barcelona's first six matches of the new campaign against Betis, Alaves, Espanyol, Getafe and Eibar in addition to their opening group match of the Champions League. (more...)
PPP supports democracy, parliament: Bilawal, Zardari PPP supports democracy, parliament: Bilawal, Zardari
- August 17, 2017

On the occasion, his father and party cochairman Asif Ali Zardari said he is friend of democracy and not a friend of Mian Sahib. "This time there is no threat to democracy at the moment but to Nawaz Sharif". Ahead of kicking of his GT Road rally, the ex-PM had suggested that "before the next general elections, grand dialogue/new social contract was needed to be worked out and the forthcoming polls could serve as a referendum on it". (more...)
NORTH KOREA: Leader holds fire on Guam missile launch NORTH KOREA: Leader holds fire on Guam missile launch
- August 17, 2017

Abe spoke to reporters Tuesday after a phone conversation with the American president. Guam's Lieutenant Governor has expressed relief at what he described as reduced aggression from North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un . Trump also says the nation's nuclear arsenal is in "in tip-top shape" and getting stronger. This is a reiteration of the Japanese government's position. (more...)
Mattis warns of risk of war if NKorea fires at United States soil Mattis warns of risk of war if NKorea fires at United States soil
- August 17, 2017

But the report said he would watch USA actions before making a decision on "the enveloping fire at Guam". "In order to defuse the tensions and prevent the risky military conflict on the Korean peninsula, it is necessary for the USA to make a proper option first and show it through action , as it committed provocations after introducing huge nuclear strategic equipment into the vicinity of the peninsula", he was quoted as saying by KCNA. (more...)
Northern Ireland and Ireland - a position paper Northern Ireland and Ireland - a position paper
- August 17, 2017

Some farmers in Northern Ireland fear trade levies which could be imposed on exporters in the event of a hard Brexit could add 20%-30% to the price of oysters - with businesses in the Republic of Ireland trading for free. "While advanced IT can help in avoiding physical customs checks, it is unrealistic to think that technology used in a select few border crossings now around the world would be sufficient to control the 300+ official and many more unofficial road crossings between ... (more...)

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