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South Korea: Trump Won't Go to War Without Our Say-So South Korea: Trump Won't Go to War Without Our Say-So
- August 19, 2017

US Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters in Chile on Wednesday "all options" remained on the table with regards to North Korea . Dunford plans to be in Tokyo on Friday. Moon's policy on Pyongyang came in for criticism from his rivals, particularly Hong of the Liberty Korea Party and Ahn of the People's Party, who both touted tougher lines on North Korea. (more...)
Joint exercises could hike Korea tensions Joint exercises could hike Korea tensions
- August 19, 2017

North Korea's state news service said late Monday that the nation's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, had been personally briefed on a war plan for a missile test in the waters near the USA territory of Guam while Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that if the North took the first shot at US territory, it would be "game on" for the USA military to respond. (more...)
CHMM College: Girl dies in Freshers' Day fete CHMM College: Girl dies in Freshers' Day fete
- August 19, 2017

She hails from Chirayankeezhu. The accident occurred at Chavarcode-Venkod road, a kilometer from the college, Thursday. She was on her way to the college with a classmate to submit her year-end project report. Police have taken into custody the student who was driving the auto and four others who were inside the vehicle. They have taken samples for a blood alcohol test. (more...)
Donald Trump's presidency is a nightmare for Mitch McConnell's approval ratings Donald Trump's presidency is a nightmare for Mitch McConnell's approval ratings
- August 19, 2017

Trump, who had demanded last week that McConnell should " get back to work " on health care, gave Chao time to speak to the press after a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower recently. When pressed why, he grew testy: "Because I just don't think so". Walker said after a roundtable event in Green Bay that he denounces all hate, echoing his tweet on Saturday condemning violence at the rally. (more...)
Trump warns North Korea that US is 'locked and loaded' Trump warns North Korea that US is 'locked and loaded'
- August 19, 2017

Guam lies about 3,400 kilometres (2,100 miles) from the Korean Peninsula, and it is extremely unlikely Kim's government would risk annihilation with a pre-emptive attack on USA citizens. "Frankly, you could have said that about the last three presidents". If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date. (more...)
What is the U.S. military's presence near North Korea? What is the U.S. military's presence near North Korea?
- August 19, 2017

The two leaders affirmed North Korea must stop "its provocative and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. "President Trump and President Macron pledged to work together with allies and partners to enforce United Nations sanctions and achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the transcript reads. (more...)
Moon: US to seek Seoul's approval on N.Korea action Moon: US to seek Seoul's approval on N.Korea action
- August 19, 2017

Benjamin Habib, a Korea expert at Australia's La Trobe University, said opinions about military drills fall into two broad camps. "I think they might have an ulterior motive in mind". Therefore, the leader of South Korea hopes to calm the crisis by restraining more militant voices within the Trump administration - while, somehow, reaching out to North Korea despite the signs looking negative. (more...)
Fire at CN Tower May Affect Toronto Broadcasts Fire at CN Tower May Affect Toronto Broadcasts
- August 19, 2017

One cable within the antenna was reported down, though it is not clear at the time of the report which broadcaster was affected by the outage. Members of the technical rescue team were also called in. "They have the people here already to fix it". Neil Jones, chief operating officer for the tower, said the fire had posed no threat to public safety or the structure. (more...)
Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China
- August 19, 2017

Shortly before leaving the White House, former chief strategist Steve Bannon gave an exclusive interview to The American Prospect , a left-leaning magazine, in which he said the USA should be " maniacally focused " on an " economic war with China ". (more...)
BC state of emergency extended again due to wildfires BC state of emergency extended again due to wildfires
- August 19, 2017

The state of emergency ensures that federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a coordinated response. The state of emergency declared in response to the raging wildfires in British Columbia has been extended until September 1. (more...)
White House: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron on growing North Korea's threat
- August 19, 2017

And yesterday, President Trump called the governor of Guam to reassure him that US forces stand ready to protect the island. As NPR's Elise Hu reports, for many , that reassurance was needed. "We don't accept a nuclear-powered North Korea ", Lavrov said, but he added that the United States should take the first step away from conflict. HU: There is a lot of USA military might here - a major naval base, a major Air Force base. (more...)
Korea, US Reaffirm Solid Joint Defense Posture Korea, US Reaffirm Solid Joint Defense Posture
- August 19, 2017

It quoted Kim as saying he would watch what he called the "foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" a little more before deciding whether to order a test. On the matter of nuclear war with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Americans should sleep soundly at night, while President Trump tweeted that the US military was "fully in place, locked and loaded ". (more...)
Trade Signal Alert For American Midstream Partners LP (AMID) Shares
- August 19, 2017

CONE Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership formed by CONSOL Energy Inc (CONSOL) and Noble Energy, Inc (Noble Energy). Active traders are typically concerned with shorter-term price movements when trading shares. 40 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. Capital Wealth Planning Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.29% or 4,271 shares. The optimist may see much more upward action in the future while the pessimist may be waiting for the impending disaster. (more...)
Kissimmee police officers shot, killed, sources say Kissimmee police officers shot, killed, sources say
- August 19, 2017

Neither officer has been identified, but both were men, sources said. It's unclear what, if anything, happened at that bar. The Florida Highway Patrol said there was "heavy police activity" in the area and told people to avoid the area. Chief Jeff O'Dell took over the department in August 2016. No other details were given. Two police officers have been shot dead in the city of Kissimmee, located just south of Orlando , Fl. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for child abducted in west Texas Amber Alert issued for child abducted in west Texas
- August 19, 2017

Police say Melton does not have custodial rights to the child. Caleb was last seen wearing a lime green "Gap" shirt, khaki trousers and red Jordan shoes, according to the Amber Alert site. The suspect was last heard from in Midland, officials said. Christopher was last seen wearing an unknown color T-shirt and blue jeans. Police believe that the two may be in a 2005 Blue Kia Optima bearing Texas license plate HBS-5560. (more...)
Attack in Barcelona, Spain; 13 reported dead Attack in Barcelona, Spain; 13 reported dead
- August 19, 2017

Now only one remains unaccounted for. Authorities have issued arrest warrants for four further suspects in connection with the two attacks. In the immediate aftermath of the Barcelona attack, suspicion settled on Driss Oukabir , whose identity documents were found in the van. (more...)
United Nations aid chief calls for protection of workers United Nations aid chief calls for protection of workers
- August 19, 2017

At the same time, health and aid workers who risk their lives to care for people affected by violence are increasingly being targeted. "Standing at Headquarters in NY alongside United Nations aid workers and staff who lost colleagues in war zones, the Secretary-General lent his support to the #NotATarget", campaign, which highlights the need to protect civilians caught in conflict, including humanitarian and medical workers. (more...)
Easy and 'delicious' way to view the solar eclipse
- August 19, 2017

If it wasn't for the moon's orbit tilted 5.15 degrees relative to Earth, a solar eclipse and lunar eclipse would occur every month. In Manhattan, people will only be able to see a partial eclipse in which the moon covers an estimated at 98.4 percent of the sun . (more...)
North Korean tensions put Americans on tiny Guam in crosshairs North Korean tensions put Americans on tiny Guam in crosshairs
- August 19, 2017

Guam was claimed by Spain in 1565 and became a US territory in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Thursday the North Korean army would complete plans in mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land in the sea 18 to 25 miles (30 to 40 km) from Guam. (more...)
Italian father killed in front of young kids in Barcelona attack Italian father killed in front of young kids in Barcelona attack
- August 19, 2017

The attack, which has been claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, left more than 100 people of at least 24 nationalities injured, as well as the 13 dead. A 74-year-old Portuguese woman was among the dead, according to the government. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said 28 French nationals had been injured, with 8 of them in a serious condition. (more...)
North Korea Threat Will Be Great For Guam's Tourism Industry North Korea Threat Will Be Great For Guam's Tourism Industry
- August 19, 2017

A senior general within North Korea's leadership specified last week that four missiles would be fired into seas just short of the island - home to 163,000 American citizens and two U.S. Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, estimated the risk of a military conflict between the USA and North Korea as "very high", and said Moscow was deeply concerned. (more...)
Charities, non-profits pull events from Mar-a-Lago amid Charlottesville controversy Charities, non-profits pull events from Mar-a-Lago amid Charlottesville controversy
- August 19, 2017

As of now, some nonprofits are staying the course, including West Palm Beach's Kravis Center For The Performing Arts, Big Dog Ranch Rescue (Trump daughter-in-law Lara Trump is the event's chairwoman) and Leaders in Furthering Education, National Enquirer heiress Lois Pope's December 2 shindig. (more...)
How the US Would Stop Missiles Headed to Guam How the US Would Stop Missiles Headed to Guam
- August 19, 2017

While there are no rhetorical "off-ramps" in sight, the costs of war are so high that North Korea and the United States will probably learn to deter each other, provided both can master the more clinical vocabulary and syntax of nuclear deterrence as it was practiced during the Cold War. (more...)
Trump, Graham trade jabs on Twitter over Charlottesville Trump, Graham trade jabs on Twitter over Charlottesville
- August 19, 2017

Lindsey Graham on Thursday morning, claiming the Republican from SC falsely stated his words about violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Graham praised Trump for his condolences to the family of Heather Heyer, the counter protester who was killed August 12, but was critical of the lingering effects of his message, particularly his choice to put blame on both sides . (more...)
Candlelight vigil held for 12-year-old murder victim Candlelight vigil held for 12-year-old murder victim
- August 19, 2017

Police say it's been hard to figure out who may have killed her. "This is a disgusting, brutal thing", Sgt. David Kautzman of the Metro Nashville Police Department said at a press conference Tuesday. "Detectives are optimistic that a meaningful lead or leads will result from scientific testing being conducted by the MNPD Crime Laboratory". Anyone with info surrounding Yhoana's death is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. (more...)
Trump's comments on North Korea, from 'fire and fury' to blaming China Trump's comments on North Korea, from 'fire and fury' to blaming China
- August 19, 2017

Eddie Baza Calvo said. "Mr President, as the Governor of Guam, representative of Guam's people, and as an American citizen, I felt never more safe and confident with you at the helm", the Governor said with a smile. It helped to pass a tough new sanctions bill in the U.N. Security Council. And therefore, it's been taking the biggest economic hit. But the statement raised worries amid threats from both sides. (more...)
Death toll in Catalan terrorist attacks climbs to 14 Death toll in Catalan terrorist attacks climbs to 14
- August 19, 2017

Police confirmed a 14th person has died, according to AP. The attackers' vehicle overturned and the men inside were fired on by police when they exited, with five attackers dying in the exchange. The Spanish region of Catalonia has been rattled by two terror attacks and an explosion over three days, in what authorities are treating as a trio of linked incidents. (more...)
Barcelona attack: Fears grow for missing British boy Julian Alessandro Cadman Barcelona attack: Fears grow for missing British boy Julian Alessandro Cadman
- August 19, 2017

The Sydney boy is said to have been separated mother, who was injured in the attack and reportedly remains in a serious condition at Barcelona hospital. His father Andrew Cadman, from Sydney, said he had spoken to his son only hours before. In Barcelona , many came to pay tribute to the victims, with flowers, candles and a moment of silence - regardless of whether they personally knew them or not. (more...)
London's London's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent for four years
- August 19, 2017

For more than 157 years, London's heart has hardly skipped a beat, as its most iconic landmark, Big Ben, has been pealing across the city. "This essential program of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home, the Elizabeth Tower", said Steve Jaggs, Keeper of the Great Clock. (more...)
The maps and photos that show how North Korea could attack Guam
- August 19, 2017

The North Korean leader has threatened to launch missiles into waters near the US territory of Guam and on Tuesday the military presented him with plans for a launch. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said he will wait for more , to watch the "the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees". President Trump continues to demonstrate he lacks the aptitude, integrity and disposition in leading our great country. (more...)

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