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Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam
- August 18, 2017

The small Pacific island is a United States territory about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) south east of the Korean peninsula. Pompeo said "there's nothing imminent today", in response to a question about how anxious should people be over the escalating tensions. (more...)
Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi taken to hospital Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi taken to hospital
- August 18, 2017

Former Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi led the mass protests following the controversial election of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009 - a protest which lasted many months and grabbed the world's attention for human rights violations under the ayatollahs' Iranian regime. (more...)
Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response
- August 18, 2017

President Donald Trump's response to the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville , Virginia, last weekend has been subjected to a poll revealing dissatisfaction among the majority of Americans. Democratic disapproval came out to 82% while 53% of Independent voters also did not agree with Trump's actions. A majority sees Russian Federation as either an enemy or as unfriendly. (more...)
The Bizarre Attacks on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu For Not Condemning Charlottesville The Bizarre Attacks on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu For Not Condemning Charlottesville
- August 18, 2017

But on Charlottesville, he was silent. Netanyahu regularly speaks out against anti-Semitism in other countries, but the United States is Israel's most important ally, providing it with more than $3 billion per year in defence aid and important diplomatic backing. (more...)
Mali extremist ordered to pay $3.2 million Mali extremist ordered to pay $3.2 million
- August 18, 2017

Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi, a Malian who pleaded guilty to destruction of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu, enters the court room to hear the verdict of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. "Their destruction thus carries a message of terror and helplessness; destroys part of humanity's shared memory and collective consciousness, and renders humanity unable to transmit its values and knowledge to future generations", it added. (more...)
Do war games risk escalating North Korea crisis? Do war games risk escalating North Korea crisis?
- August 18, 2017

The US-North Korean stand-off, which has simmered since the end of the Korean War in 1953, has grown more tense in recent months over worries that the North's nuclear weapons programme is nearing the ability to target the US mainland. But as tensions have mounted between the United States and North Korea, the Chinese regime's anger has diminished in importance next to South Korea's physical security. (more...)
Charlottesville: Democrat reps move to impeach Donald Trump Charlottesville: Democrat reps move to impeach Donald Trump
- August 18, 2017

He says it's morally and legally incumbent on him to draw up articles of impeachment after the president said there were "fine people" on both sides in Charlottesville. Mr Sherman in July introduced his own articles of impeachment against Mr Trump , asserting that the President obstructed justice during a federal investigation into Trump campaign advisers' alleged ties to Russian Federation. (more...)
China Lashes Out at US After Religious Freedom Report China Lashes Out at US After Religious Freedom Report
- August 18, 2017

Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told a Wednesday news briefing that the USA should tend to its own affairs. "The so-called U.S. The State Department's report, which covers religious freedom around the world, said this week that the Vietnamese Communist government continued to limit activities of unrecognized religious groups and that religious leaders, particularly those of unregistered groups and those from ethnic minorities, reported various forms of ... (more...)
United States and Japan warn North Korea of consequences if it attacks first
- August 18, 2017

At the so-called "2+2" meeting in Washington, Mattis, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their Japanese counterparts - Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono - also agreed to step up their defence cooperation in the North Korean threat. (more...)
Maine Governor: Taking Down Confederate Monuments Like Tearing Down 9/11 Memorial Maine Governor: Taking Down Confederate Monuments Like Tearing Down 9/11 Memorial
- August 18, 2017

There is no place for either of these groups in this country'. LePage also said the national discussion over Charlottesville, where one counterprotester was killed and 19 others injured when a auto plowed into a crowd that had taken to the streets to decry what was believed to be the country's biggest gathering of white nationalists in the last decade, was overlooking the deaths of two law enforcement officers who died when the helicopter they were in monitoring the protests crashed. (more...)
SP president Akhilesh Yadav released from detention SP president Akhilesh Yadav released from detention
- August 18, 2017

Activists of Samajwadi Party Youth Brigade on Thursday went berserk in Civil Lines area and adjoining areas of the city following the detention of party president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav near Unnao and damaged the window panes of two city buses and a private vehicle in city. (more...)
Missouri state senator posts, deletes comment 'hoping' for Trump's asassination Missouri state senator posts, deletes comment 'hoping' for Trump's asassination
- August 18, 2017

Louis Post-Dispatch to calls for her to resign . Chappelle-Nadal later said , "I didn't mean what I put up". Walsh said in a statement that Chappelle-Nadal's "unacceptable behavior has no place in our caucus, the Capitol, or the Democratic Party". (more...)
Trump lawyer forwards email echoing secessionist rhetoric Trump lawyer forwards email echoing secessionist rhetoric
- August 18, 2017

Trump lawyer John Dowd forwarded a jarring email to government officials and conservative outlets Wednesday. "Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E Lee", Mr Trump said. Dowd is a veteran Washington lawyer who in June was added to the team representing Trump in the investigations of possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russian Federation. (more...)
People killed in Barcelona van crash, attack protocol triggered People killed in Barcelona van crash, attack protocol triggered
- August 18, 2017

There's also at least one armed man reportedly holed up in a nearby restaurant. Even people leaning out of doors were being told to go back inside, he said. At least 80 people have been hospitalized and around 12 have died, Carles Puigdemont told a news conference. A second van linked to a separate attack in Barcelona has been found in the small town of Vic in Catalonia, local authorities said on Twitter . (more...)
Emerald Advisers Inc. PA Boosts Stake in Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Emerald Advisers Inc. PA Boosts Stake in Ciena Corporation (CIEN)
- August 18, 2017

It has underperformed by 8.11% the S&P500. Ratings analysis reveals 76% of Ciena's analysts are positive. Stifel Nicolaus restated a "buy" rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Ciena Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 21st. (more...)
North Asia Resources Holdings Ltd (0061.HK) Moves 0.00%
- August 18, 2017

Moving averages are a popular trading tool among investors. Simply put, the ATR determines the volatility of a security over a given period of time, or the tendency of the security to move one direction or another. The present 14-day ATR for UPM-Kymmene Oyj (UPMKY) is now standing at 0.32. Even though the name contains the word commodity, CCI can be used on other investment tools such as stocks. (more...)
President sets right tone on North Korea President sets right tone on North Korea
- August 18, 2017

It seems that North Korea is hopeful for direct talks with the United States through the help of the Japanese government . "I think we have been quite clear as to what the policy and posture against North Korea is". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said he read Steve Bannon's admission that there is no military solution to the crisis with North Korea. (more...)
Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea
- August 18, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on during a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 16, 2017. or moved to strike a USA ally or territory. Following North Korea's statements on its potential to launch four ballistic missiles that could create an "enveloping fire" around the US territory of Guam, Japan recently deployed the Patriot Advanced Capability or PAC-3 interceptor unit to four prefectures in western Japan. (more...)
Rick Scott lunch with Donald Trump was 'solely to promote Florida' Rick Scott lunch with Donald Trump was 'solely to promote Florida'
- August 18, 2017

Senate. Scott's criticisms are the latest from Republican senators who have distanced themselves from Trump and his remarks - criticism that has sparked a backlash from Trump on Twitter. "I'm here to be clear, precise, succinct: His comments were strong". "There is no place in our country for racism, bigotry, the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists", Scott said in Tallahassee. (more...)
Top grades up nationally, but thousands of university places still available Top grades up nationally, but thousands of university places still available
- August 18, 2017

It is the first time the A*-A pass rate has risen since 2011. But students taking the new group of tougher reformed exam subjects such as English, history and sciences saw their chances of top grades recede. Past year more than 65,000 students found places on undergraduate courses through the clearing and adjustment process. The biggest change is that they have been "detached" from AS levels, taken a year into the two-year A level course. (more...)
People Are Starving in Socialist Venezuela and Resorting to Eating Zoo Animals People Are Starving in Socialist Venezuela and Resorting to Eating Zoo Animals
- August 18, 2017

According to the Independent , ZMZP reported that more than ten animal species have disappeared from the zoo in the past few weeks. Venezuela's economic and political crisis has created country-wide food shortages, which has caused citizens to resort to unhealthy, cost-effective options. (more...)
Gateway Investment Advisers LLC Sells 764 Shares of Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) Gateway Investment Advisers LLC Sells 764 Shares of Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)
- August 18, 2017

It has underperformed by 3.46% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $16.39B company. Clearbridge Llc invested in 1.22M shares. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Underweight". The company was upgraded on Monday, January 11 by Barclays Capital. (more...)
State police helicopter involved in emergency landing in 2010 State police helicopter involved in emergency landing in 2010
- August 18, 2017

Police said Lt. H. Jay Cullen of Midlothian and Trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton were killed in the crash. "Their deaths are a tremendous loss to our agency and the commonwealth". State Police said the helicopter, manufactured in 2000, crashed into a wooded area near a residence on Old Farm Road. It was fully engulfed. Those agencies included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board, Virginia State Police, Albemarle County deputies, The Virginia ... (more...)
Helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally, killing 2 Helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally, killing 2
- August 18, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Monday that the Justice Department will "take the most vigorous action" to protect Americans against "racism and bigotry" in the aftermath of the tragedy in Charlottesville , Virginia, over the weekend. (more...)
Mylan Settles With DOJ for $465M Over EpiPen Medicaid Rebates Mylan Settles With DOJ for $465M Over EpiPen Medicaid Rebates
- August 18, 2017

As part of this settlement, Mylan has entered into a corporate integrity agreement (CIA) with the Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ) Office of Inspector General that requires, among other things, an independent review organization to annually review multiple aspects of Mylan's practices relating to the Medicaid drug rebate program. (more...)
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Shares Bought by Rothschild Asset Management Inc Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Shares Bought by Rothschild Asset Management Inc
- August 18, 2017

Inteliquent Inc now has $ valuation. Tightening the gaze, stock performance for the last 5 trading days is -24.95%. It is down 0.00% since August 17, 2016 and is. Therefore 27% are positive. Morgan Stanley reiterated an "equal weight" rating and set a $30.00 price objective (down from $55.00) on shares of Dick's Sporting Goods in a research report on Wednesday. (more...)
United States demands details of 1.3m visitors to anti-Trump website United States demands details of 1.3m visitors to anti-Trump website
- August 18, 2017

A hearing is scheduled in a Washington DC court on Friday. DreamHost is challenging that search warrant in court. While we have no insight into the affidavit for the search warrant (those records are sealed), the DOJ has recently asked DreamHost to provide all information available to us about this website, its owner, and, more importantly, its visitors . (more...)
The Hill: Texas bathroom bill dies as state House adjourns special session The Hill: Texas bathroom bill dies as state House adjourns special session
- August 18, 2017

Straus was unanimously re-elected speaker by the House in January. Paul Bettencourt , the Houston Republican who had authored the property tax bill. LGBTQ advocates were also instrumental, organizing various rallies on college campuses and at the State Capitol in Austin to express their disgust with the legislation and urge lawmakers to table the bill. (more...)
Baltimore removes Confederate statues Baltimore removes Confederate statues
- August 18, 2017

Beauregard on horseback in May. He said that while Confederate monuments have been defaced in other cities, it was surprising to see an entire statue brought down by protesters. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper , a Democrat, wrote in a blog post that he would ask the Legislature to reverse a 2015 law signed by his Republican predecessor, Pat McCrory, that prevents the removal or relocation of monuments. (more...)
After Chinese incursion, Army chief to visit Ladakh After Chinese incursion, Army chief to visit Ladakh
- August 18, 2017

They said Gen. Rawat will discuss major operational matters with top commanders in Ladakh . The scuffle occurred on Tuesday when Chinese soldiers tried to cross the Line of Actual Control. The incident was discussed at a flag meeting between the two sides at Leh's Chusul sector yesterday. Personnel from both sides received minor injuries and the situation was brought under control after the customary banner drill under which both sides hold banners before stepping back to their respective ... (more...)

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