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Australia joins South Korea, US war games
- August 22, 2017

The United States had been conducting regular "command and control" drills in the years following the 1950-53 Korean War, but combined exercises with the South Korean military following the failed raid, in which all but two of the North Korean commandos were killed. (more...)
North Korea Warns Australia That Aiding US Would Be 'Suicidal Act' North Korea Warns Australia That Aiding US Would Be 'Suicidal Act'
- August 22, 2017

President Donald Trump has warned that North Korea will face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States. A report Pyongyang has earned millions of dollars in exports seemed likely, meanwhile, to raise doubts about the impact of sanctions to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. (more...)
US, South Korea launch joint military drills despite N Korea threats US, South Korea launch joint military drills despite N Korea threats
- August 22, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly hinted at possible military action against the reclusive North after Pyongyang said it may consider launching ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Past year in August, after joint maneuvers, the North Korean military launched a missile from a submarine. North Korea have traditionally taken the war games as a sign of aggression towards the nation, and decried Australia's continual, yet minor, involvement. (more...)
North Korea slams US-South Korea computer-simulated drills North Korea slams US-South Korea computer-simulated drills
- August 22, 2017

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) computer-simulated exercise, which is aimed at enhancing the combat readiness of forces based in the Korean peninsula, will be attended by 17,500 USA troops, South Korean military and UN Command forces from seven countries, including Australia , Canada, New Zealand and the UK. (more...)
Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls
- August 22, 2017

On Tuesday, Trump condemned the white supremacists , KKK members, and neo-Nazis in the Charlottesville protest, but he also said that some people who were not extremists were there to voice a legitimate grievance against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. (more...)
Sen. Scott: How Trump can regain his moral authority Sen. Scott: How Trump can regain his moral authority
- August 22, 2017

I can not accept a president who believes there's a moral equivalency between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who were founders of this country, and Robert E. He refused to condemn white supremacy specifically, prompting angry calls from Republican lawmakers and voters. And even without impeachment, his attacks on Mitch McConnell in particular could make it even more hard to get legislation passed that he badly wants and needs politically. (more...)
Top US commanders visit S. Korea to observe joint military exercises Top US commanders visit S. Korea to observe joint military exercises
- August 22, 2017

Ellison says whatever North Korea tries to throw at the U.S. controlled territory, United States of America defenses can handle it, even multiple missiles at a time. Moon, elected to replace impeached president Park Geun-Hye , came into office in May and has since had to deal with tensions over the North's missile and nuclear programmes. (more...)
BMW M5 2018 revealed ahead of Frankfurt BMW M5 2018 revealed ahead of Frankfurt
- August 22, 2017

The vehicle hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, continues to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 11.1 seconds and slams into the 250 km/h (155 mph) limiter shortly afterwards. The M5 is also capable of a top speed of 189 miles per hour when equipped with the M Driver's Package. Nevertheless, optional M carbon-ceramic brakes reduce overall weight by 23kg and come with gold-coloured callipers. (more...)
Trump attacks Lindsey Graham over Charlottesville violence comments Trump attacks Lindsey Graham over Charlottesville violence comments
- August 22, 2017

In the hours afterward, Trump drew criticism when he addressed the violence in broad strokes, saying he condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides". During Heyer's memorial service, her mother called on people to honor her daughter's legacy by fighting injustice. "A truly special young woman", he wrote . (more...)
North Korea warns of revenge on USA for ignoring drill warnings
- August 22, 2017

The direct parties involved in the peninsula issue including North and South Korea, and the United States need to make more practical efforts to ease tension and confrontations. Pyongyang then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam - a plan that leader Kim Jong-un last week delayed, but warned could go ahead depending on Washington's next move. (more...)
Korea, US begin talks on possible FTA amendment Korea, US begin talks on possible FTA amendment
- August 22, 2017

It was followed by a closed-door meeting between dozens of senior trade officials representing Korea and the United States. The bilateral trade volume increased to US$109.6 billion in 2016 from $100.8 billion in 2011, with South Korea's trade surplus reaching some $27 billion in 2016, up from $11.6 billion tallied five years earlier. (more...)
United States and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea United States and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea
- August 22, 2017

Susan Thornton, the State Department's top Asia diplomat, recently described the Chinese as "helpful and instrumental" in drafting the United Nations sanctions against the regime. The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top US military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises. (more...)
Serbia Shuts Down Embassy In Macedonia, Cites Serbia Shuts Down Embassy In Macedonia, Cites "Aggressive Activity"
- August 22, 2017

Serbia rejects Kosovo's independence claim and fiercely opposes its attempts to join global organisations. "There will be changes among our employees to protect our friendly relations with Macedonians, and to determine our behavior in such an environment", Vucic said as quoted by the Tanjug news agency. (more...)
Three young girls found brutally murdered in their home Three young girls found brutally murdered in their home
- August 22, 2017

The Washington Post reports that 25-year-old Antonio Williams interrupted a court hearing Monday in a Maryland suburb of Washington and repeatedly shouted, "I am not the one you're looking for!" An adult family member told police they arrived home to find three juveniles with trauma to the body. (more...)
PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers
- August 22, 2017

The election tribunal comprising Justice Mamoon Rasheed Sheikh and Justice Rasheed Sheikh dismissed the petitions after hearing arguments. PTI leader Andaleeb Abbasi filed an application in the high court, maintaining that Kulsoom's nomination papers contain a lot of contradictions yet the returning officer accepted them despite her disappearance. (more...)
RNC Outraises DNC by More than $6 Million in July RNC Outraises DNC by More than $6 Million in July
- August 22, 2017

The DNC also added $154,000 in debt, leaving the struggling party with a total $3.4 million in the hole. The vast fundraising gap gels with recent trends - the GOP has substantially out-fundraised its rivals since the start of 2017. The Democrats' sluggish fundraising pace comes as President Donald Trump's approval ratings continue to sag and amid turmoil in the White House - chief strategist Steve Bannon resigned on Friday, two weeks after Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer left their posts . (more...)
Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
- August 22, 2017

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that began Monday are largely computer-simulated war games and will run through August 31. Pyongyang then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the United States territory of Guam - a plan that leader Kim Jong-un last week delayed, but warned could go ahead depending on Washington's next move. (more...)
Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff
- August 22, 2017

Washington and Seoul have claimed the annual exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, is merely a defensive drill and acts as a deterrent against a provocative Kim Jong Un. Britain's involvement in the games has been kept quiet amid fears the United Kingdom could be dragged into a war of words between North Korea and President Donald Trump. (more...)
Members of Kennedy Family Arrested After Noise Complaints Members of Kennedy Family Arrested After Noise Complaints
- August 22, 2017

Kennedy's son Maxwell Kennedy was arrested in Hyannisport, Mass. with his daughter during a raging party RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Sweeney said both were released on personal recognizance. The home where the arrests happened is not part of the nearby Kennedy Compound. Matthew pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday. (more...)
[Park Sang-seek] North Korean nuclear issue
- August 22, 2017

In commentary carried by the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the North said Washington was "mistaken" to think that a nuclear war would take place on "somebody else's doorstep far away from them across the Pacific". While North Korean media said United States military exercises tested Kim's "self-restraint", the odds of the country firing a missile toward Guam remain slim. (more...)
Md. Man Confesses To Killing 6-Year-Old Sister, 2 Young Cousins Md. Man Confesses To Killing 6-Year-Old Sister, 2 Young Cousins
- August 22, 2017

Police are trying to determine what exactly happened inside of the home and say there is no threat to the community. Three girls under the age of 10 were stabbed to death in Maryland, including two sisters from New Jersey. While details of the children's injuries were not revealed Donelan said they suffered "trauma to the body". He is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. (more...)
Asia Minute: US and South Korea Engage on Defense and Trade Asia Minute: US and South Korea Engage on Defense and Trade
- August 22, 2017

The exercises are an annual military "war games" event. "They should not be seen in any way as a provocative exercise", Ms Payne said. US President Donald Trump has promised "fire and fury" and said that Washington's weapons were "locked and loaded". (more...)
USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese in WWII, Found 72 Years Later USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese in WWII, Found 72 Years Later
- August 22, 2017

But a team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen now says they have positively identified the wreckage, 18,000 feet below the surface in the Philippine Sea. According to the department, other researchers have searched for Indianapolis in the past. "As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances". (more...)
No. 25 Tennessee loses WR Josh Smith to injured collarbone No. 25 Tennessee loses WR Josh Smith to injured collarbone
- August 22, 2017

The No. 25-ranked Vols open the season at 8 p.m. on September 4 against Georgia Tech in Atlanta in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A source with knowledge of Smith's injury said that a CT scan revealed the injury was pre-existing, and the recovery time could be faster than the typical 6-8 weeks. (more...)
North Korea slams US-S.Korea computer-simulated drills
- August 22, 2017

The joint military drill "is aimed at checking civilian and military readiness to protect lives and safety of our people", Moon said. Moon, who took office in May, announced on his 100th day in office that US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea. (more...)
Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins
- August 22, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Donald Trump had agreed to ask for consent before taking any action such as a military strike on North Korea, as he sought to ease concerns over a potential war on the Korean peninsula. North Korean media reported on Tuesday that Kim had delayed the decision on firing four missiles towards Guam , a US territory home to a vital air base and Navy facility, while he waited to see what the United States did next. (more...)
Trump blasts Republican senator on 'moral equivalency' after Virginia attack Trump blasts Republican senator on 'moral equivalency' after Virginia attack
- August 22, 2017

We don't think so. " President Trump , by asking, "Where does this all end" - Washington , Jefferson, Lincoln - connects with the American people about their history , culture and traditions", he said . You can say what you want. "So, this week it's Robert E. Lee ", Trump said. He also said the "alt-left" orchestrated at least some of the violence. (more...)
Charlottesville response: 'Trump's opponents would like this to be his end' Charlottesville response: 'Trump's opponents would like this to be his end'
- August 22, 2017

Price criticized Trump's tweets about the Confederate statues . Pastor Mark Burns, an African-American televangelist who leads a small congregation in SC and serves on the board, said in an interview on MSNBC on Saturday that he stood by Trump . (more...)
N.Korean nuclear ICBM a 'red line': Moon N.Korean nuclear ICBM a 'red line': Moon
- August 22, 2017

Many of them will be joining thousands of South Korean forces in the exercise. Some 50,000 South Korean service members took part in last year's UFG exercise, which brought about 25,000 US troops, including roughly 2,500 personnel from the US Pacific Command and the mainland. (more...)
Mother of Charlottesville Victim Has 'No Interest' in Speaking With Trump Mother of Charlottesville Victim Has 'No Interest' in Speaking With Trump
- August 22, 2017

Support for impeachment also grew among independents, from 27% to 38%. "Too many. And to my non-white brothers and sisters, I am so sorry that many of us weren't paying attention before Charlottesville ". Trump also denied he had spoken of "moral equivalency" between white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan , and the anti-racism activists who clashed in Charlottesville. (more...)

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