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ASEAN Foreign Ministers Concerned Over Escalation on Korean Peninsula ASEAN Foreign Ministers Concerned Over Escalation on Korean Peninsula
- August 06, 2017

Beijing claims almost all of the South China Sea, despite partial counterclaims from Taiwan and several Asean members, including the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam. Earlier, the DPRK affirmed its launch of Hwasong-14 ballistic missile on July 28, the second consecutive launch of its intercontinental missile. It feeds into the fear especially in the USA that the North is one step closer to mastering missiles capable of hitting its mainland with a nuclear warhead small enough to ... (more...)
Beijing rejects link between North Korea and China-US trade
- August 06, 2017

In a phone call Sunday, the two leaders agreed to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on the country after its most recent missile launch. It said Trump "reaffirmed our ironclad commitment" to defend Japan and South Korea from any attack, "using the full range of United States capabilities". (more...)
Court: Democratic Governors Can Defend Obamacare Subsidies
- August 06, 2017

Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, said . It's unclear what Alexander or other Republicans are willing to accept. The No. 2 Senate Republican also seemed to imply the two parties should seek common health care ground. "We certainly should get some structural change to bring down premiums in exchange for that", said Sen. (more...)
Opositores políticos de presidente da Venezuela são levados de volta à prisão Opositores políticos de presidente da Venezuela são levados de volta à prisão
- August 06, 2017

Após dois meses na prisão militar de Ramo Verde foi-lhe atribuída "uma medida cautelar que substitui a liberdade" e, por motivos de saúde, foi-lhe atribuído o regime de prisão domiciliária. "Não irão dobrá-lo!", escreveu Lilian em seu Twitter , responsabilizando o presidente venezuelano Maduro "se algo acontecer". Ledezma também recebeu o benefício em 2015, como medida humanitária. (more...)
Luiz Melodia morre aos 66 anos vítima de câncer Luiz Melodia morre aos 66 anos vítima de câncer
- August 06, 2017

São performances que mostram a excelência de Melodia tanto como cantor quanto intérprete. Melodia ainda compôs uma série de canções que entrariam para o hall de standarts da música popular, e, diferente do que se imagina, para o imaginário de um povo que pode até não ligar a frase a seu autor, mas com certeza já cantarolou pela vida a fatídica "lava roupa todo dia, que agonia", frase de Juventude Transviada , outro hino que se fez ouvir na trilha da novela Pecado Capital , de 1975, e ... (more...)
EU Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia Over Siemens Turbines Scandal EU Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia Over Siemens Turbines Scandal
- August 06, 2017

The EU said the blacklisted companies also include Siemens' two contracting companies that moved the gas turbines to the Crimea in violation of EU sanctions, which bar business being conducted in the Black Sea peninsula since its annexation from Ukraine in 2014. (more...)
ABQ Mayor Berry to Jeff Sessions: Albuquerque is not a sanctuary city ABQ Mayor Berry to Jeff Sessions: Albuquerque is not a sanctuary city
- August 06, 2017

The Attorney General's Office sent out letters to police chiefs in four cities: Stockton, Baltimore, Albuquerque, and San Bernardino. Last week, Sessions told cities they must meet the same conditions or lose out on millions of dollars from a separate grant program that helps police departments pay for everything from bulletproof vests to body cameras, a move that made some local officials more defiant. (more...)
YouTube Music finally gets the robust offline functions it needed at launch YouTube Music finally gets the robust offline functions it needed at launch
- August 06, 2017

YouTube Red users could listen to offline music in YouTube Music before, but only through the offline mixtape feature. The app will automatically download content for you based on your previous listening history. Then, to access your offline music, tap your profile photo and select Offline. At some point recently, the option to save specific songs to an offline playlist was added to the app, something which we thought you might like to know about. (more...)
National Weather Service: Sunny, warm weekend to give way to rainy Monday National Weather Service: Sunny, warm weekend to give way to rainy Monday
- August 06, 2017

There will be a 50 percent likelihood of rain on Wednesday, which will drop to a 40 percent chance Wednesday night into Thursday before dropping again to a 30 percent chance Thursday night. Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, high near 73. The Wyandotte County forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible after noon Saturday , the weather service said. (more...)
Flash Flood Watch issued for Pettis County Flash Flood Watch issued for Pettis County
- August 06, 2017

A marginal (low) severe weather threat exists for the far western portion of the Five on Your Side viewing area. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible. The WWL-TV Weather team reports more than 5 inches of rain in Mid-City and downtown New Orleans, almost 3 inches in Chalmette, about 3 inches in Metairie. (more...)
GOP senators reject Trump's blaming Congress for Russian Federation rift GOP senators reject Trump's blaming Congress for Russian Federation rift
- August 06, 2017

Mueller's reliance on a grand jury is the "logical next step in this investigation" given that it's the traditional method for prosecutors to gather evidence, said Washington defense lawyer Jacob Frenkel. "This is yet a further sign that there is a long-term, large-scale series of prosecutions being contemplated and being pursued by the special counsel", said Stephen I. (more...)
Trump Vacays While 'Not Dump' White House AC Gets Fixed Trump Vacays While 'Not Dump' White House AC Gets Fixed
- August 05, 2017

I guess it's worth noting certainly not the first Justice Department - the first president to go after leakers. "The only option President Trump has is to clean house at the National Security Council, starting at the top with General McMaster", Americans for Limited Government president Rick Manning said in a statement. (more...)
Leaders vow to restore peace in Kannur Leaders vow to restore peace in Kannur
- August 05, 2017

Dattatreya said, "The RSS has always tried to get into a dialogue with the CPI (M) despite being on the receiving end, but each time the offers were spurned by either ridiculing or backstabbing by another killing within months". Recalling an incident of past, Sinha said that, "The party can not even believe Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan because he himself was accused of killing of an RSS leader in 1969'". (more...)
Hoeven: Health care reform will be a process, not one bill Hoeven: Health care reform will be a process, not one bill
- August 05, 2017

Now, as the labor movement fights to successfully defend the Affordable Care Act from Republican efforts to dismantle it, the AFL-CIO has for the first time announced that its "core goal" is to enact a single-payer system. Cost-sharing subsidies are paid directly to health insurers, who then use them to lower costs for consumers who qualify. None of these bills received sufficient support to pass. (more...)
'Two IS men tried to carry out explosion on Etihad with IED' 'Two IS men tried to carry out explosion on Etihad with IED'
- August 05, 2017

Police will allege the IED had been built under instructions from a senior Islamic State (IS) controller in Syria and was to be planted in the luggage of a brother of one of the accused on the Etihad flight out of Sydney on July 15, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. (more...)
Pressure mounts on Israel's prime minister as aide agrees to testify
- August 05, 2017

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah called on coalition members to drop their support for Netanyahu, saying they too would be ousted from government if they do not abandon the prime minister. The recordings however, do not present any evidence that an actual deal was reached between the two men, a main argument in Netanyahu's case. He served as Netanyahu's bureau chief in the prime minister's office in 2008 and was appointed as his chief of staff in 2014. (more...)
U.S. sanctions will strengthen nuke ambition: N.Korea U.S. sanctions will strengthen nuke ambition: N.Korea
- August 05, 2017

The United States could shortly broaden talks on a push for stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea to include all 15 Security Council members, signaling a likely deal with China on new measures, diplomats said on Thursday. In early July, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the Security Council that if it was united, the worldwide community could cut off major sources of hard currency to North Korea, restrict oil to its military and weapons programs, increase air and maritime restrictions, and ... (more...)
Kenya official opposition's offices raided, equipment stolen Kenya official opposition's offices raided, equipment stolen
- August 05, 2017

Kenya is set to hold general elections on Tuesday, with President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party seeking a second and final term. Opposition leader Raila Odinga lost to Kenyatta in the 2013 elections and challenged the result in the Supreme Court, arguing that electronic transmission of results and biometric identification had been intentionally allowed to fail, opening up room for tampering with the manual transmission. (more...)
Linval Joseph's agency announces new contract with Vikings Linval Joseph's agency announces new contract with Vikings
- August 05, 2017

The extension is worth $50 million with $31.5 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . Joseph's agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced Saturday that the Vikings nose tackle is the latest Minnesota defensive player to be locked up. (more...)
Toyota to take 5% stake in Mazda Toyota to take 5% stake in Mazda
- August 05, 2017

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp agreed to buy stakes in each other and jointly build a US$1.6 billion (RM6.84 billion) United States factory, the auto industry's first new assembly plant to be announced under President Donald Trump. (more...)
Trump threats to cut ACA subsidies would hit NY hard Trump threats to cut ACA subsidies would hit NY hard
- August 05, 2017

In a statement , the National Governors Association said insurance markets reeling from rising premiums and dwindling plan choices shouldn't be saddled with more uncertainty. The state saved hundreds of millions of dollars. The annual cost to the government is about $7 billion. "It should include funding for the cost-sharing reductions, but it also should include greater flexibility for states in approving health insurance policies". (more...)
Luther family mourning 4-month-old girl found in auto Luther family mourning 4-month-old girl found in auto
- August 05, 2017

According to the police, a baby girl died inside her grandmother's vehicle after being left in the vehicle, her grandmother thought that she had dropped the infant at a daycare in the early morning but infant girl found dead Friday evening. (more...)
US Leads Move to Impose New UN Sanctions on North Korea US Leads Move to Impose New UN Sanctions on North Korea
- August 05, 2017

A resolution needs nine votes in favor, and no vetoes by the US, UK, China , Russia , or France to be adopted. The United States is aiming for a vote on Saturday to impose the stronger sanctions over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM) tests in July, diplomats said . (more...)
Darshan Lal becomes first Hindu cabinet member in last 20 years
- August 05, 2017

Lal was elected to the national assembly for the second time in 2013 on a Pakistan Muslim League (N) ticket under the minority quota. Lal reportedly used to practice as a doctor in Mirpur Mathelo town in Ghotki district of Sindh province. (more...)
Will not stop using Social Media : Donald Trump Will not stop using Social Media : Donald Trump
- August 05, 2017

It's not only Trump's enemies (which are legion) that want him to stop tweeting, most Americans want him to stop utilizing social media. Rather, they frequently quote his Twitter comments and view them as a window into his thinking at any given moment, from the early morning hours to late at night. (more...)
Abdoulaye Wade craint la fraude — Législatives au Sénégal Abdoulaye Wade craint la fraude — Législatives au Sénégal
- August 05, 2017

Dans d'autres circonscriptions, c'est plutôt la confusion sur le bureau de vote de certains électeurs qui a engendré quelques dysfonctionnements à l'entame du scrutin. Le scrutin a été perturbé par des difficultés d'organisation, de nombreux électeurs n'ayant pu retirer leurs cartes pour voter. L'opposition a rejeté avec véhémence la mesure, estimant qu'elle pourrait faciliter des tentatives de fraude en faveur du pouvoir. (more...)
Congressional Republicans are beginning to assert themselves against Trump
- August 05, 2017

That, it seems to me, was above all what happened in 2016: The "neutral" media, led by CNN , chose to turn the 2016 nomination fight into " The Donald Trump Show " and failed to follow cues from Republican Party actors to portray the reality-show star as unacceptable. (more...)
Slow Internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable damaged Slow Internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable damaged
- August 05, 2017

For such inconvenience, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited(PTCL) apologized from all its customers. There is no or too slow internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable fault reported on Saturday. In order to provide users internet, PTCL has already undertaken necessary measures to arrange/alternate bandwidth through its other cable systems and global cable business partners, he added while regretting inconvenience. (more...)
McConnell: GOP lacks sufficient support to change Senate filibuster rule McConnell: GOP lacks sufficient support to change Senate filibuster rule
- August 05, 2017

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the skinny repeal bill would have increased the number of uninsured by 16 million over the next nine years and increased health care exchange premiums by 20 percent. One of the criteria is substantive: they want to pass the bill through regular legislation rather than budget reconciliation. Republicans were particularly cheered when Democratic Sens. (more...)
Police investigate blast at Minnesota mosque; nobody hurt Police investigate blast at Minnesota mosque; nobody hurt
- August 05, 2017

Authorities are investigating a reported explosion at mosque in a Minneapolis suburb. Members of the center say there were people inside the building at the time, but no one was injured. (more...)