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Aussies join US, South Korea wargames Aussies join US, South Korea wargames
- August 21, 2017

The messages in the official government newspaper, come just a day before the USA army plans to start the Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises with South Korean counterparts. Supersonic B-1B bombers from the US Pacific Command's Andersen Air Force Base in Guam are often flown over the peninsula for joint exercises and to demonstrate Washington's "full range of military capabilities"-always infuriating Pyongyang". (more...)
World to witness solar eclipse World to witness solar eclipse
- August 21, 2017

Solar eclipses are relatively common, as they occur every 18 months or so. "It's an experience to watch the moon move across the disk of the sun, to watch the sky become darker and bluer, and to feel a momentary chill in the air". The total blackout period is expected to last for a few minutes along the 73-mile wide "path of totality" that will run diagonally across the US. (more...)
Victim, suspect dead after Oberlin Avenue shooting in Lorain Victim, suspect dead after Oberlin Avenue shooting in Lorain
- August 21, 2017

Detectives found videos that showed the woman moments before her shooting death, and the videos showed the 55-year-old man "who was responsible for her death", police said. While officers spoke to family members at the residence, the suspect went to the garage and shot himself in the head. The Lorain Police department is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred over the weekend. (more...)
Divorce granted over lack of home toilet Divorce granted over lack of home toilet
- August 21, 2017

Following which, it approved the divorce petition filed by the 24-year-old. The court after accepting the petition noted that there was indeed lack of a toilet at home which amounts to cruelty. Women in villages had to wait for dark to go out to relieve themselves and had to bear physical pain, the court said. "It is an irony that people who spend a lot of money on alcohol, tobacco and mobile phones, don't have toilets in their homes", it added. (more...)
Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise Canada sending 15 troops to participate in South Korean, US military exercise
- August 21, 2017

North Korea has long denounced the drills, calling them rehearsals for a northern invasion. The joint U.S. -South Korean drills will continue to August 31 and involve computer simulations created to prepare for war with a nuclear-capable North Korea. (more...)
North Korea slams upcoming US-South military exercises
- August 21, 2017

A reduction in USA troops taking part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces this year simply reflects a need for fewer personnel and is not because of tensions with North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Impoverished North Korea hates the drills in part because it must frequently respond with its own expensive displays of military might. North Korea claims it has successfully miniaturized a nuclear weapon. (more...)
Trump Slams Sen. Graham For 'Disgusting Lie' On Charlottesville Statement
- August 21, 2017

Senator Lindsey Graham , has repeatedly condemned the President's response to the Unite the Right rally, and on Monday stated that white supremacist groups "seem to believe they have a friend in Donald Trump in the White House". "The people of SC will remember!" Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Trump administration is "very close" to a decision on Afghanistan. (more...)
Charlottesville Victim's Mom 'Will Not' Speak to President Trump Charlottesville Victim's Mom 'Will Not' Speak to President Trump
- August 21, 2017

An official said Cohn "intends to remain in his position" as National Economic Council director at the White House. He returned to his combative stance on Tuesday - insisting anew during an unexpected and contentious news conference at Trump Tower that "both sides" were to blame. (more...)
Second Suspected Terrorist Attack Stopped In Spain Second Suspected Terrorist Attack Stopped In Spain
- August 21, 2017

There is no official confirming for these versions, but the chief of the Police of Catalunya, Josep Luis Trapero, anticipated Friday the possibility that the driver of the truck that attacked dozens of passers-by in Barcelona , would have been one of the killed terrorists. (more...)
Trump tweets reference to inaccurate anecdote about Gen. Pershing Trump tweets reference to inaccurate anecdote about Gen. Pershing
- August 21, 2017

Here, for example, is a Washington Post report from June 2016, following a Trump event in SC. But because Trump was not specific about the tactics he was referring to, it is not possible to tell with certainty. Trump said as a candidate during a rally in February 2016 in SC, alluding to the pig blood part. "And for 25 years, there wasn't a problem. OK? Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn't a problem", Trump said. (more...)
GOP Gives Few Tax Plan Details At High-Profile Event GOP Gives Few Tax Plan Details At High-Profile Event
- August 21, 2017

Brady condemned those behind the deadly mayhem in Charlottesville last weekend, but did not address Trump's comments suggesting an equivalence between those protesting the white supremacists and the white supremacists responsible for the violence. (more...)
Trump Lashes Out at Two Republican Senators in Early Morning Rant
- August 21, 2017

But the poll results suggest that as more GOP figures pivot away from the president's rhetoric, they're also distancing themselves from a loyal Trump base which is reluctant to criticize even his most contentious viewpoints. He also retweeted someone complimenting him on the stock market's gains and consumer confidence highs and wrote that Heather Heyer , the woman mowed down by a auto during the Charlottesville violence, was "beautiful and incredible". (more...)
Cambridge University Press censors at Beijing request Cambridge University Press censors at Beijing request
- August 21, 2017

The General Administration of Press and Publication or GAPP in China recently sent CUP a list of more than 300 CQ articles and book reviews to be pulled from the CUP site in China. The 300 articles and reviews published in the journal had been censored by Chinas import agencies, China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation or CEPIEC, under the Education ministry, and China National Publications Import and Export group or CNPIEC which regulates the global operations of Chinas ... (more...)
Trump lashes out at Sen. Lindsey Graham for comments on Charlottesville Trump lashes out at Sen. Lindsey Graham for comments on Charlottesville
- August 21, 2017

He has been sharply rebuked by lawmakers of both parties, numerous American business leaders and USA allies overseas. In the wake of Saturday's events, elected leaders in many cities and towns across the country have said that Confederate statues should be removed from public property. (more...)
Iman Posts Birthday Photo of Her & David Bowie's Daughter Alexandria Iman Posts Birthday Photo of Her & David Bowie's Daughter Alexandria
- August 21, 2017

Yesterday, Gary Barlow posted a picture of his and his 17 year old son Daniel while they were on holiday, which whipped fans into a frenzy when it was noted how similar they looked. 'Who on Earth do they think I am? " David Bowie was his very own creation, his very own work of art", writes author Jones. Why would they think I'd be interested in something like that?' he said. (more...)
Lee statue, days after it was vandalized Lee statue, days after it was vandalized
- August 21, 2017

Trump didn't say anything publicly Sunday, including on Twitter . "I think everything changed last weekend", Signer said Friday on CNN's "AC360", referring to the violence that broke out when white supremacists and neo-Nazis came to demonstrate against the removal of the statue and clashed with counterprotesters. (more...)
Yet another group pulls event out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago Yet another group pulls event out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago
- August 21, 2017

Other groups that have pulled events from Mar-a-Lago include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Friends of Magen David Adom and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. "We have an unyielding commitment to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world", said Zoo CEO & President, Andrew Aiken. "It is critical that the focus of this special night remains on saving species and raising awareness and money for the hundreds of animals, many of them endangered, in our care", he ... (more...)
Police searching for ex-boyfriend of murdered woman Police searching for ex-boyfriend of murdered woman
- August 21, 2017

Morrissey. Bailey, a Dorchester resident, may be traveling in a 2005 Black Ford pickup truck with MA license plate FF47BK. Clarke's body was discovered covered in sharp trauma injuries in her home around 4:00 a.m. The district attorney's office said Bailey and Clarke had a past dating relationship. "She had suffered apparent sharp trauma injuries to her body", Assistant Norfolk District Attorney Greg Connor told reporters at a news conference. (more...)
Labor's core support surges, poll shows Labor's core support surges, poll shows
- August 21, 2017

The Coalition's core support has fallen to 35% while Labor's has risen to 38%, according to the latest Newspoll . Support for the Greens also fell, now standing at 9 per cent, while One Nation's primary vote rose one percentage points to 9 per cent. (more...)
Pelosi Backs Resolution to Censure Trump for Charlottesville Comments Pelosi Backs Resolution to Censure Trump for Charlottesville Comments
- August 21, 2017

Trump says they're part of the nation's history and culture. "And without the things that I just mentioned happening our nation is going to go through great peril". The differences among Democrats were evident in Congress. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California called for "reprehensible" Confederate monuments to be removed from the Capitol. (more...)
Congressman Cohen calling for Trump's impeachment following Charlottesville comments Congressman Cohen calling for Trump's impeachment following Charlottesville comments
- August 21, 2017

Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson?" White House aides, for days, have said that Trump wanted to speak with the family but that they were working on the logistics of the call. Lee ", Trump said. "Just sickening", U.S. Sen. "I hope the voices of Americans - especially those of faith - will be loud enough to drown out every voice of hate". (more...)
Is Trump Unfit? Racist? Ill? CNN Host Poses Is Trump Unfit? Racist? Ill? CNN Host Poses "Out Of Bounds" Questions
- August 21, 2017

But he didn't wonder too long as he then asked some shameful questions , that sounded a lot more like declarative statements. Investigative reporter and CNN contributor Carl Bernstein says reporters must be asking those questions. "It gets said more in private than on TV", he added before sharing clips of both journalists and lawmakers making subtle - and not so subtle - suggestions that something is not right with Trump. (more...)
Police confront some protesters near Boston Common Police confront some protesters near Boston Common
- August 21, 2017

Officials are anxious the protest will attract white nationalists in the wake of the deadly demonstrations by white nationalists and counterprotestors in Charlottesville , Virginia, last weekend. But other counter-protesters intervened and helped the man safely over a fence into the area where the conservative rally was to be staged. The possibility of conflict with people wearing all black with their faces covered who appeared to be affiliated with antifa seemed to make Lee's protectors ... (more...)
Seward Issues Water System Emergency Alert after 'Major Issue'
- August 21, 2017

City water can be used for showering and other home usage such as washing clothes. KETV NewsWatch 7 spoke with the city's water director, who confirmed there was a water main break. Do not boil water for consumption including drinking and cooking. You may still shower, flush toilets, and do laundry. It's unclear if the presumed leak in the system is related to flooding in the Seward area. (more...)
S Korean Leader Prohibits US From Attacking N Korea Without Seoul's Content
- August 21, 2017

And although a remote measure, the possibility of removing USA troops from the Korean peninsula-North Korea's long time demand-was one option Bannon could consider in a deal with China. "The United States and President Donald Trump too have agreed to discuss any options it may take [against North Korea] with South Korea regardless of what kind of options it takes", the president said. (more...)
United States destroyer collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca United States destroyer collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca
- August 21, 2017

The U.S. ship, which appeared to have damage to part of its side, is now sailing under its own power and heading to port, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said. That collision resulted in the deaths of seven United States sailors. All four of the USA warships are equipped with the Aegis missile defense system, which has been touted as a possible defense against any North Korean missile launch that might endanger U.S. (more...)
Isolated storms possible Sunday Isolated storms possible Sunday
- August 21, 2017

The weather will be fairly quiet with a few clouds around, though it will be very muggy. Some bigger changes in the weather will take place by Monday night and Tuesday as a strong cold front moves into the area, bringing a chance for showers and storms. (more...)
Ten civilians killed in past 2 weeks in Afghanistan's central Logar province Ten civilians killed in past 2 weeks in Afghanistan's central Logar province
- August 21, 2017

Further investigations by competent authorities are required into the allegations of sectarian hatred as a factor in the killings in Mirza Olang, whose residents are mainly Shi'a Muslims. A spokesman for the Taliban called the United Nations report "baseless allegations" and "false claims". Taliban militants were removed from power following the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan, but they have stepped up activities in recent months, attempting to overrun several regions. (more...)
Dunford: No Room for Racism, Bigotry in US Military Dunford: No Room for Racism, Bigotry in US Military
- August 21, 2017

The US and North Korea have been engaged in heated verbal sparring since Trump warned Pyongyang that it faced " fire and fury " if it continued to threaten the US and other countries with its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. THAAD is the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system the United States has deployed in South Korea to defend against North Korea. The time might be right to approach Kim with a better deal for his regime and his people by offering him a grand ... (more...)
American general: Attack on Japan, attack in US American general: Attack on Japan, attack in US
- August 21, 2017

The war of words between the heads of the USA and North Korea is now raising geopolitical tension and also impacting the South Asian market outlook. Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles toward the U.S. U.S. -Chinese communications are especially crucial as "the region and world are facing the dangers of a nuclear-armed North Korea", according to a Joint Staff press release. (more...)

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