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United States and Japan agree to cooperate on matter of North Korea United States and Japan agree to cooperate on matter of North Korea
- August 19, 2017

Japan's multitier ballistic missile defense system also includes the Air Self-Defense Force's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors, which will deter missiles if SM-3 interceptors fail to stop the attack. Guterres spoke by telephone with Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong on Tuesday, the North Korean mission to the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday. (more...)
South Korea pledges 'no war on Korean peninsula' South Korea pledges 'no war on Korean peninsula'
- August 19, 2017

Tiger Han, a student in Beijing, said both sides are equally to blame, with the US seeking to maintain its influence in the region. "To me, the economic war with China is everything. Although the USA and South Korean militaries would respond quickly, the initial volleys could cause significant damage and panic. However, he emphasized that any solution "must begin with a nuclear freeze", and " North Korea must stop additional nuclear and missile provocations". (more...)
Top US Military Official Arrives in South Korea Amid North Korea Tension Top US Military Official Arrives in South Korea Amid North Korea Tension
- August 19, 2017

Moon increasing THAAD deployments sends a strong signal to North Korea . U.S. President Donald Trump ordered trade officials on Tuesday to investigate Chinese infringement of American intellectual property and is pressuring Bejing to play a more active role in dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat. (more...)
Germany: Chinese pressure makes us more upbeat about North Korea Germany: Chinese pressure makes us more upbeat about North Korea
- August 19, 2017

China is North Korea's main economic partner and political backer, although relations between the two countries have deteriorated amid the North's continuing defiance of Beijing's calls for restraint. However, I am saying any military action to be taken on the Korean Peninsula requires South Korea's consent unless it is taken outside the peninsula. (more...)
Mattis vows 'immediate, specific' actions to intercept NK missile Mattis vows 'immediate, specific' actions to intercept NK missile
- August 19, 2017

Days after North Korea considered launching a pre-emptive missile strike on Guam, the U.S. Navy today awarded a contract for utility construction and site improvements for a future Marine Corps base on the U.S. In a joint statement, the four officials strongly encouraged China to take decisive measures to urge North Korea to change its course of action. The drill, known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, takes place in South Korea. (more...)
China calls for end to US-South Korea joint military exercises China calls for end to US-South Korea joint military exercises
- August 19, 2017

On Tuesday, President Moon said that " no one else can decide to take military action without the consent of South Korea ." . During the 40-minute talks, the defense chiefs also discussed ways to seek a complementary development of the Korea-U.S. (more...)
Eclipse could impact solar energy production Eclipse could impact solar energy production
- August 19, 2017

While only lasting about two minutes in each location, the output of photovoltaic (PV) power plants across the U.S. will dramatically decrease, according to the U.S. That equals 4,000 megawatts of capacity. CISO estimates that at the peak of the eclipse, the state's normal solar output of about 8,800 MW will be reduced to 3,100 MW and then surge to more than 9,000 MW when the sun returns. (more...)
Tom Brady explains why he's 'always pretty frustrated' at practice Tom Brady explains why he's 'always pretty frustrated' at practice
- August 19, 2017

Jones played 147 snaps with the New England defense in 2016. Pro football players watch a lot of college players because on Saturday nights we're at the hotel and Clemson was on a lot. [He] can deal with a lot, has great leadership qualities. "I thought they both had really good moments out there in two-minute, which was good to see. (more...)
Some CT locations still have eyeglasses to view solar eclipse Some CT locations still have eyeglasses to view solar eclipse
- August 19, 2017

NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses are handed out by Newhall library employees on Friday, August 18, 2017. “Im a space nut, so I stay abreast of upcoming solar phenomenon and I alerted the library to the fact that there is going to be an eclipse, ” Mullison said. (more...)
Texans season preview with team president Jamey Rootes Texans season preview with team president Jamey Rootes
- August 19, 2017

As a dual-threat quarterback, it will certainly be good for the Patriots' defense to face someone they might see in the playoffs. I know Coach O'Brien is doing the same with his team. "Well, Romeo and I started together at the Giants in special teams, so he and I coached special teams together and then we coached defensively together through 1990", Belichick told reporters. (more...)
Steve Bannon Admits That North Korea Outsmarted Trump By Calling His Bluff Steve Bannon Admits That North Korea Outsmarted Trump By Calling His Bluff
- August 19, 2017

There are calls in both the United States and South Korea for the allies to pause or downsize the joint military exercises to reduce strain and potentially persuade North Korea into talks to freeze its nuclear program . Moon wants to engage the North. USA officials and experts say the North has demonstrated major progress toward that goal with dozens of missile tests, including two ICBM launches last month. (more...)
Northwestern University professor and Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago in stabbing case Northwestern University professor and Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago in stabbing case
- August 19, 2017

Police want to know why Warren, who arrived in the USA roughly 36 hours before the murder, came to this country and how and why he ended up connecting with Lathem. It's unclear what the relationship was between Lathem, Cornell-Duranleau and Warren, who's British. Lathem also reportedly sent a video to friends and family members apologizing. (more...)
Lebanese Army Chief Announces Start of Operation against ISIL on Syria Border Lebanese Army Chief Announces Start of Operation against ISIL on Syria Border
- August 19, 2017

The Lebanese Hezbollah group and the Syrian army announced a simultaneous offensive to clear IS militants from the Syrian side of the border, in the western Qalamoun mountain range. But it has not been able to evade threats to its security, including sectarian infighting and random auto bombings, particularly in 2014, when militants linked to al-Qaeda and IS overran the border region, kidnapping Lebanese soldiers. (more...)
Akshay Kumar: 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' not a propaganda film Akshay Kumar: 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' not a propaganda film
- August 19, 2017

Akshay Kumar is known for doing films with social messages, but he thinks that it takes time for people to get into a social mood. Speaking about his penchant for socially relevant films, Akshay at a recent press meet said, "I never make a social film with lot of commercial material; I make sure that there is a love story". (more...)
Spain: the father of the suspects, moroccan Oukabir Spain: the father of the suspects, moroccan Oukabir "in shock"
- August 19, 2017

In the early hours of Friday, police killed five suspects in the resort of Cambrils after a vehicle plowed down and injured six people near a boardwalk. After seeing his face in the worldwide press, Oukabir reportedly handed himself into police. The attack was claimed by the organization, the jihadist islamic State . (more...)
Trump reassures governor of Guam in phone call Trump reassures governor of Guam in phone call
- August 19, 2017

The two-page fact sheet suggests that residents build an emergency supply kit and create a plan in case of a strike. And it's a little unsettling because of the content in there. "Contrary to the public vitriol of the moment, the North Koreans were willing to reopen the NY channel following the election of President Trump and his administration signaled an openness to engage and 'talk about talks, '" said Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea , a ... (more...)
North Korea-US tensions: seven potential scenarios North Korea-US tensions: seven potential scenarios
- August 19, 2017

Pacific territory seem to be taking things in their stride. But should it? Could it? Jacob Martinez, 29, a purchasing officer at a high-end hotel, said he was frustrated that Guam, an island smaller than Singapore and about 11,000 km away from the US mainland, might be dragged into a major conflict. (more...)
Knife Attacker In Russian City Injures Eight Knife Attacker In Russian City Injures Eight
- August 19, 2017

The terrifying rampage happened at 11.20am local time (two hours ahead of the UK). Four of the wounded were in serious condition, state news agency Tass reported, citing regional health official Vladislav Nigmatulin. Police are now trying to verify the identity of the attacker and his motive for the crime. These images were posted on Russian social media, allegedly showing scenes of the violence in Surgut . (more...)
Delhi gov't threatens to take over 449 private schools over excess fees Delhi gov't threatens to take over 449 private schools over excess fees
- August 19, 2017

According to CM the government's takeover threat is an effort to "discipline" schools accused of having overcharged students for years, gives the schools two weeks to get their act together. "Some of them are doing good work". Kejriwal said among the schools that have not rolled back the fee hike, one had a surplus of Rs15 crore while another had Rs5 crore surplus. (more...)
After a day of speculations, AIADMK merger fails to come through After a day of speculations, AIADMK merger fails to come through
- August 19, 2017

But the late chief minister's memorial wore a deserted look at the end of the day as the OPS and EPS camps failed to arrive at a consensus. The AIADMK split after Sasikala took over the reins of the party, removed Panneerselvam from the chief minister's post, handpicked Palaniswami as his replacement this February, and appointed nephew T.T.V. (more...)
Republicans Fully Embrace Racism As 67% Support Trump's Response To Charlottesville
- August 19, 2017

He also called out "troublemakers" among the counter protesters that came "with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats". A new CBS News Poll has found that more than two-thirds of Republicans support Trump's Charlottesville response where he defended white supremacists and Nazis. (more...)
United States flies bombers over Guam United States flies bombers over Guam
- August 19, 2017

He would lash out militarily, at a minimum against South Korea, and potentially at long-range targets, perhaps including Guam. "Our air forces stand combat-ready to deliver airpower when called upon". Spain officially handed over the land under the Treaty of Paris. It used the island as a coaling base and communications station until Japan seized the island in 1941. (more...)
Trump warns of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam Trump warns of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam
- August 19, 2017

He has increased his condemnation of North Korea in recent days, tweeting Friday morning that the USA would have military options "locked and loaded" if needed. The U.S. orchestrated the unanimous adoption of the resolution in response to the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. French President Emmanuel Macron has called on all sides in the North Korean nuclear crisis to act responsibly "to prevent any escalation of tensions" after a days-long war of words ... (more...)
North Korea says now not time to discuss U.S. detainees North Korea says now not time to discuss U.S. detainees
- August 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has pledged to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any military strikes against the North, Reuters reported. North Korea , in turn, has said it planned to finalize a plan to fire four missiles into the waters near the US territory of Guam, home to two major USA military bases, sometime this week and hand it over to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a decision. (more...)
Korea unlikely to launch attack against Guam: S. Korean defense minister
- August 19, 2017

Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had "made a very wise and well reasoned decision", amid indications that he does not immediately plan to fire multiple missiles toward Guam. "But we don't need to be impatient", he said. He said the military was developing "credible, viable military options" upon orders from Trump. President Trump has threatened the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" - a ... (more...)
Machado hits walkoff slam for 3rd HR Machado hits walkoff slam for 3rd HR
- August 19, 2017

It will be lefty Andrew Heaney for the Angels against right-hander Jeremy Hellickson for the O's. The Orioles stopped their fade for a day with Friday night's come from behind victory versus the visiting Angels. The 30-year-old was ripped for six runs on five hits and a pair of walks over five innings at Oakland on Sunday. Four of the team's five homers came against Angels starter Andrew Heaney in his first appearance this season. (more...)
TNB Financial Increases Stake in Bank of America Corporation (BAC)
- August 19, 2017

Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $7300 target in Monday, July 10 report. As per Wednesday, December 21, the company rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities. Harvey Capital Mgmt owns 11,500 shares or 0.12% of their U.S. portfolio. Moreover, Lasalle Investment Management Securities Llc has 1.79% invested in the company for 6.95 million shares. (more...)
Sydney pedestrians hit by out-of-control auto Sydney pedestrians hit by out-of-control auto
- August 19, 2017

Five patients will be transported to hospital, including the child and one woman who has been taken to Royal North Shore Hospital with serious injuries. Four other injured people, including a baby, have been taken to hospital for treatment. The male driver of the auto remains on scene and is assisting police. (more...)
Charlottesville victim 'was there standing up for what was right,' friend says Charlottesville victim 'was there standing up for what was right,' friend says
- August 19, 2017

A barricade separated the groups of protesters as police officers stood by dressed in black riot gear. Two state troopers, Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. " Donald Trump mocked Barack Obama for not calling Islamic Terrorism by its name". Some of the people protesting on Sunday also point to the president and his campaign, saying they gave licence to racist hatred that built into what happened in Charlottesville . (more...)
Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea
- August 19, 2017

Given that Seoul is likely to be North Korea's first target if war breaks out and is sitting within range of about 21,500 pieces of North Korean artillery, that might have been a polite thing to do. Moon was elected in May after a near-decade of conservative rule that saw animosity deepen between the rival Koreas. While continuing with a low-key approach to keeping the uneasy peace with the aggressive North, Mr. (more...)

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