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Japan says North Korea missiles no direct threat Japan says North Korea missiles no direct threat
- August 26, 2017

South Korean military leaders said the missiles were fired from a site in the eastern province of Gangwon. It stated: "Initial assessment indicates three short-range ballistic missile launches". Those exercises, which mainly involve computer simulations rather than battlefield maneuvers or flyovers with bombers, are smaller than usual this year, with 17,500 American troops participating, down from 25,000 last year. (more...)
North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea in suspected missile test North Korea fires unidentified projectile into the sea in suspected missile test
- August 26, 2017

South Korea's Yonhap news agency has also reported the possible test, citing the country's military. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectile was sacked from a site in the eastern province of Gangwon, according to the Yonhap News Agency. (more...)
North Korea fires several unidentified projectiles into the sea, South says
- August 26, 2017

The launch comes amid an easing of tension after weeks of harsh exchange of threats between North Korea and the United States after the North's leader Kim Jong Un threatened to fire missiles into the sea near the U.S. island of Guam, surrounding it with a "ring of fire". North Korea has accelerated its missile testing programme. "Maybe, probably not, but maybe, something positive can come about", the US President said. (more...)
New tax reforms could be announced by next week New tax reforms could be announced by next week
- August 26, 2017

He said the administration would propose going to a system where American companies would not have to pay additional tax when they bring profits earned overseas back to the United States. What you need to know about the government shutdown showdown . Trump said Tuesday during his off the rails speech at an Arizona Rally that he was willing cut off government spending in order to pay for the Mexico border wall. (more...)
Trump's wall threat is directed at Americans
- August 26, 2017

President Donald Trump publicly berated Sen. Trump had said in an interview with Fox News last week that he was "seriously considering" a pardon for Arpaio, an immigration hardliner who was found guilty of criminal contempt a year ago for defying a court order not to detain suspects without a reasonable suspicion of a crime. (more...)
Paul Ryan to Trump: Don't shutdown government over border wall Paul Ryan to Trump: Don't shutdown government over border wall
- August 26, 2017

Mexico has said time and time again that they will not pay for the wall. In the current politically polarized environment - when Trump is battling Republicans on the Hill as hard as he is Democrats - it's highly uncertain if a government shutdown can be avoided. (more...)
Jawan Dead After Militants Carry Fidayeen Attack At Pulwama Police Line Jawan Dead After Militants Carry Fidayeen Attack At Pulwama Police Line
- August 26, 2017

Choppers are hovering around the District Police Lines to locate the militants. A police officer was killed and four others wounded Saturday when rebels in Kashmir fighting against Indian rule stormed a police camp in the disputed region, an official said. (more...)
US Investigators Reported Probing Trump Aides' Russia Connections US Investigators Reported Probing Trump Aides' Russia Connections
- August 26, 2017

He appears to have piqued investigators' interests with his work for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party and other worldwide dealings, people familiar with the probe told NBC News . Manafort, whose Alexandria, Virginia, apartment was raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents last month, has emerged as a key figure in the Mueller probe. (more...)
China Unicom (Hong Kong) (CHU) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.15 China Unicom (Hong Kong) (CHU) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.15
- August 26, 2017

Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a buy rating on shares of China Unicom ( Hong Kong ) in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Lastly, GFS Advisors boosted its position in stocks of China Mobile ( Hong Kong ) by 47.0% in the Q1. The ex-dividend date is Tue, Aug 29th. this indicates a yield of 3.73%. This is a gain from China Mobile ( Hong Kong)'s prior special dividend of $0.77. (more...)
Pakistan's population soars to 207 million with 2.4% annual growth Pakistan's population soars to 207 million with 2.4% annual growth
- August 26, 2017

The total population of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) stands at 5,001,676, showing 2.41 annual growth rate. Not to mention, Pakistan's population was mere 84 million in 1981, which grew to 132 million in 1998 to ultimately reach 207.7 million in 2017. (more...)
Argentina Reserves Right to Legal Action on US Biodiesel Duties Argentina Reserves Right to Legal Action on US Biodiesel Duties
- August 26, 2017

The CVD investigation targeted biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. "It has been established that Argentina does not award subsidies to biodiesel producers". Indonesia exported 420,000 kiloliters of biodiesel to the United States in 2016, according to data from the country's biodiesel producers association, jumped from 270,000 kiloliters a year ago. (more...)
Tharanga suspended for two ODIs Tharanga suspended for two ODIs
- August 26, 2017

It's the second time Tharanga has been suspended this year, after missing two matches in June's ICC Champions Trophy for the same offence of his side's slow over rate. Surprisingly, Chandimal will not be leading the side in the third and fourth ODIs. The ICC has suspended their captain Upul Tharanga for the next two one-dayers. (more...)
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Receives "Hold" Rating from Robert W. Baird
- August 26, 2017

Davis Selected Advisers increased Aetna Inc. Financial Architects Inc decreased Headwaters Inc (HW) stake by 80% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. About 300 shares traded. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 201,440 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,334,769.60. Alphabet Inc. was reduced too. (more...)
Panchkula violence: Rajnath Singh calls high-level meet on Aug 26 Panchkula violence: Rajnath Singh calls high-level meet on Aug 26
- August 26, 2017

Singh, a burly, bearded man who has scripted and starred in his own films, had denied the charges. Ram Rahim is also an accused in two murder cases. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is among the 36 VVIP in India, who enjoys a Z level security. "Thanks to the judiciary, we could manage to complete our prob", he said. After the CBI special court verdict on Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at least 18 long-distance trains were cancelled from Jammu and Katra, as tensions escalated in ... (more...)
China, S Korea mark 25 years of ties China, S Korea mark 25 years of ties
- August 26, 2017

According to Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Moon said the bilateral relationship had improved and matured rapidly. Chen Zhu, vice-chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said at a celebration of the anniversary in Beijing on Wednesday that China is willing to work with the ROK to stay true to their original aspirations, reinforce mutual trust, properly handle disagreements and push the ties back on the track of steady and healthy development. (more...)
North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles, says U.S. military North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles, says U.S. military
- August 26, 2017

If North Korea has, in fact, fired off a salvo of ballistic missiles, it may indicate that they are training for war rather than testing. The command says two failed in flight, and another appeared to have blown up immediately. It added, "We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment and we will provide a public update if warranted". With Saturday's test, it remains unclear if that door has now closed. (more...)
Donald Trump fences himself in with border wall spending threat Donald Trump fences himself in with border wall spending threat
- August 26, 2017

Both the White House and McConnell have publicly attempted to ease the tensions to portray unity between the GOP leader and the president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan are planning to pass legislation that would raise the debt ceiling and fully fund Obamacare subsidies through the 2018 election cycle, a source within the administration told TheDCNF. (more...)
Qatar to reinstate ambassador to Iran
- August 26, 2017

Another point of departure is Qatar's ties with Iran , with whom it shares one of the world's biggest gas fields. Qatar expressed its aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations with Iran in all fields, the statement said. Tehran has called for dialogue between the two Arab sides to end the rift and has moved to meet Qatar's urgent needs by providing it with food and other supplies and allowing Qatari passenger planes to use air routes traversing Iran . (more...)
Gorka resigns from White House Gorka resigns from White House
- August 26, 2017

A source close to the White House told The Federalist that after Bannon left the White House, anti-Bannon factions within the administration "began erecting bureaucratic roadblocks to undermine Gorka internally". In it, Gorka writes that "a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost". "As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. (more...)
France, Spain vow to strengthen anti-terror cooperation France, Spain vow to strengthen anti-terror cooperation
- August 26, 2017

On Wednesday police said the terror cell had created a suicide vest packed with viable explosives and were in the process of making several more when a blast ripped through their bomb factory. He later went to Catalonia as the imam of the small town of Ripoll, where he is suspected of having recruited and radicalized most of the group which carried last week's attacks . (more...)
Flake Responds to Trump's Not-so-Subtle Rebukes in His Home State Flake Responds to Trump's Not-so-Subtle Rebukes in His Home State
- August 26, 2017

Meantime, Flake deflected reporters' questions on Monday about Trump's tweets that he is "a non-factor in the Senate" and "toxic!" "I can not any longer support weak Republicans", Hannity said . Trump previously promised to spend as much as $10 million against Flake, and top Republican donor Robert Mercer donated $300,000 to a pro-Ward super PAC. (more...)
Seller of Winning Powerball Jackpot to Donate Store's Share Seller of Winning Powerball Jackpot to Donate Store's Share
- August 26, 2017

The odds of winning are only one in 292 million. "The lottery was able to tell us that it was sold here yesterday around 2:30 (p.m.), to a middle-aged woman", he said. "We're happy for our customer, and we're happy for the charities". Powerball is played in 44 US states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. (more...)
It is time to heal the wounds that divide Americans: Donald Trump It is time to heal the wounds that divide Americans: Donald Trump
- August 26, 2017

After overwhelming public pressure to condemn these unrepentant bigots, Trump relented and read a prepared statement calling out white supremacists by name. In the beginning, the groups don't start out with the extreme of the extreme. "I can tell you from experience, from having done this and taught this tactic: When speaking to the media and having outward-facing dialogue, the rhetoric is much more subtle", he said. (more...)
Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea
- August 26, 2017

US Pacific Command in Hawaii, which monitors North Korean missiles, said it had detected three short range ballistic missile launches, all of which either failed in flight or exploded nearly immediately. A statement issued by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said "the projectiles" were launched around 6:49 a.m. Saturday and flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles) into the Sea of Japan, or East Sea. (more...)
Netanyahu says meeting with USA delegation 'helpful, meaningful' Netanyahu says meeting with USA delegation 'helpful, meaningful'
- August 26, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had notified Egyptian officials of the US's decision on Tuesday, immediately prompting speculation that Kushner's scheduled Wednesday meeting would be canceled, although State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert quickly denied that. (more...)
Civilians killed in Somali military operation Civilians killed in Somali military operation
- August 26, 2017

The bodies of the 10 - eight adult farmers and two children -who were brutally killed during the early morning raid by U.S and Somali Special Forces in Barire were today brought to Mogadishu . For years, a collection of African militaries have battled al-Shabab inside Somalia. "We don't know yet the cause behind the deadly attack by the allied troops [that] targeted the farm, which belongs to a local farmer named Hussein Tabliq and why they killed the civilians", the official said as ... (more...)
Ex-Thai PM Yingluck flees to Dubai Ex-Thai PM Yingluck flees to Dubai
- August 26, 2017

Thailand's Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant and border guards were keeping an eye out for her - although there was speculation that Shinawatra may have already left the country. She allegedly escaped on August 23 with her 15-year-old son over Singapore and flew from there directly to Dubai, CNN said. Thailand amassed huge rotting stockpiles of rice rather than sell at a loss overseas. (more...)
Carnival Cruise Line Makes Itinerary Adjustments Due to Hurricane Harvey Carnival Cruise Line Makes Itinerary Adjustments Due to Hurricane Harvey
- August 26, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey has now strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane and the Texas coast braces for impact, Carnival Cruise Line has had to make further adjustments to the already affected itineraries of Carnival Valor and Carnival Freedom . (more...)
Trump's son-in-law meets Netanyahu on Middle East peace trip Trump's son-in-law meets Netanyahu on Middle East peace trip
- August 26, 2017

A few months ago, there was actually some cautious optimism among Middle East watchers that Trump might be able to make some progress. But that optimism has faded, and Kushner's trip has only highlighted the sizable obstacles he faces. "This may create a new chance to reach a settlement based on the two-state solution and the Arab initiative and stop the current deterioration of the peace process". (more...)
North Korea Fires Off Salvo Of Ballistic Missiles North Korea Fires Off Salvo Of Ballistic Missiles
- August 26, 2017

While Kim warned after Trump's incendiary comments that North Korea may fire a missile at the US territory of Guam, he appeared to back down from that threat last week. He said that he could see the possibility of a dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang "sometime in the near future", which would represent a departure from the saber-rattling earlier this month. (more...)