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Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam
- August 12, 2017

Officials have not raised the territory's threat level even after Pyongyang laid out plans to strike near the island in the coming weeks, Guam governor Eddie Calvo said . "I don't think there's anything to worry about". If carried out, it would be its most provocative missile launch to date. A plan to fire four ballistic missiles into the stunning blue waters off the coast is being prepared for Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un by mid-August, state media reported Thursday. (more...)
Lucky Whitehead's Suspected Impersonator Has Warrant Issued for His Arrest
- August 12, 2017

Nevertheless, the false identity was accepted before the charges against Whitehead were later dropped and the warrant rescinded. Most notably, Newman has short hair and neck tattoos, while Whitehead has longer hair and no tattoos on his neck. (more...)
SBI results disappoint, NPAs at 10% of total loans SBI results disappoint, NPAs at 10% of total loans
- August 12, 2017

Indian banks' sour assets have surged in the past year or so after a regulatory crackdown to clean up the sector dominated by state-run lenders. Five subsidiary State Banks- State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Travancore (SBT) and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank merged with SBI from 1 April. (more...)
Liverpool transfer profile: Gremio forward Luan
- August 12, 2017

The Merseysiders sent scouts to watch Luan in action for Gremio in Wednesday's 2-1 Copa Libertadores win over Godoy Cruz, and it's likely a move is made after he impressed. Arsene Wenger has confirmed he's still in the market for new recruits during the closing stages of the window and the Gunners boss could be eyeing Luan as an alternative to Thomas Lemar with Monaco refusing to do business for the Frenchman. (more...)
Seoul shares open lower amid escalating tensions over North Korea Seoul shares open lower amid escalating tensions over North Korea
- August 12, 2017

Photo distributed by North Korean government shows the test of a ballistic missile in May. Russia, however, said that the missiles were intermediate range. US Forces Korea said that the wargames were needed to "to enhance alliance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
United States tensions with North Korea rattle markets United States tensions with North Korea rattle markets
- August 12, 2017

Disappointing company earnings also helped pull the market lower, with financial and consumer-focused companies outweighing gains among health care stocks. Humana rose $3.41, or 1.4 percent, to $253.63. The major index futures are now pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 21 points. (more...)
FTSE ends down as shares hit by US-North Korea tensions FTSE ends down as shares hit by US-North Korea tensions
- August 12, 2017

Trucking and software stocks are also seeing notable strength in mid-day trading, while steel stocks have moved sharply lower on the day. "Although we certainly can get a 5 to 7 percent correction, we don't think it's the start of a significant bear market", Peterson noted. (more...)
United States warship sails close to South China Sea island, China 'displeased' United States warship sails close to South China Sea island, China 'displeased'
- August 12, 2017

The Chinese Foreign and Defence ministries strongly condemned an American destroyer's entry into waters around the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea on Thursday. Wang's claim "is false" and China's reclamation work "did not end in mid-2015 with the completion of its artificial islands in the Spratlys", said the report. (more...)
United States tells China to fully execute NKorea sanctions United States tells China to fully execute NKorea sanctions
- August 12, 2017

China alone is responsible for 90 percent of North Korea's trade, and Russian Federation like China employs North Koreans as contract workers, whose salaries mostly go directly to their government. Wang earlier said it was important that Ri is attending the Manila meetings "so he can listen to suggestions from various parties and has the right to present his views". (more...)
Amerco (NASDAQ:UHAL) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume Amerco (NASDAQ:UHAL) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume
- August 12, 2017

Geode Capital Management LLC owned 0.27% of Amerco worth $20,493,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The business had revenue of $957.93 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $943.57 million. Amerco had a net margin of 11.64% and a return on equity of 14.02%. (more...)
Lalit Modi Resigns, Bids Adieu To Cricket Administration For Now Lalit Modi Resigns, Bids Adieu To Cricket Administration For Now
- August 12, 2017

BCCI had suspended RCA in May, 2014 after Lalit Modi was elected president. I have just chose to hang up my boots and havr officially resigned a few minutes ago from all positions i held at various cricket bodies. He has been living in London since then and fighting the charges from there. Lalit Modi's son Ruchir had competed in the RCA elections in June this year but lost to Congress' person CP Joshi . (more...)
Woman killed in Pakistan firing along LoC Woman killed in Pakistan firing along LoC
- August 12, 2017

On July 23, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Baramulla district of J&K, but no loss of life was reported. India had summoned Pakistan High Commission official Tariq Karim on August 9 and issued a demarche "lodging strong protest" over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati sector the previous day, terming it as "deplorable". (more...)
A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now
- August 12, 2017

The place fills up fast with locals and military personnel, "kind of a little bit of everything", says Monique Genereux, who opened the bar and restaurant a few years ago. Carl Peterson, president of Money Resources Inc., serves on the Guam Chamber of Commerce's Armed Forces Committee, expressed confidence in the USA military's defense capabilities. (more...)
Driver Survives After BMW Plunges Off Side Of Parking Garage Driver Survives After BMW Plunges Off Side Of Parking Garage
- August 12, 2017

Police have released video showing the moment a BMW 4 Series fell seven stories after driving off the edge of an Austin, Texas parking garage-the second such incident to happen in less than a year, which is terrifying. The driver of the Tahoe SUV, William Burch, wasn't hurt. The woman was reportedly taken to a nearby medical centre after suffering serious injuries. (more...)
U.S. missile shield not certain to protect Guam from North Korea U.S. missile shield not certain to protect Guam from North Korea
- August 12, 2017

The exercises are an annual event, but come as Pyongyang says it is readying a plan to fire off four Hwasong-12 missiles toward the tiny island, which is US territory and major military hub. Armed Forces, which owns a third of the island. Along with the US personnel on the island, there are about 7,100 of their family members as well as 6,700 civilian Defense Department workers and their dependents, according to Logan. (more...)
US, North Korea warned against escalating rhetoric
- August 12, 2017

Politico said it was not clear how much detail Trump would provide in his announcement, but that administration officials expected US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open the probe. Besides the USA, the European Union, Japan, Germany and Canada have all expressed concern about China's behaviour on intellectual property theft. It wasn't immediately clear how China would react to the move. (more...)
Wall St opens lower as N.Korea tensions escalate Wall St opens lower as N.Korea tensions escalate
- August 12, 2017

The index was showing signs of Greed just two days ago while the Dow was in the midst of a winning streak that included nine straight record highs . "Since these are the stocks that have been in the spotlight the most, they tend to have the most volatility upwards and downwards", said Chris Bertelsen, chief investment officer of Aviance Capital Management in Sarasota, Florida. (more...)
Worried About A Nuclear Attack? Here's What Chicago Officials Recommend Worried About A Nuclear Attack? Here's What Chicago Officials Recommend
- August 12, 2017

A new tally from the US Defense Intelligence Agency states there are 14,995 nuclear weapons is the world as of July 2017. What if North Korea successfully unleashes several of their stocked nuclear bombs? A nuclear device can range from a weapon carried by an intercontinental missile, to a small portable nuclear device transported by an individual. (more...)
Sad! Trump Reduced to Bragging About Still-Terrible Approval in Outlier Poll Sad! Trump Reduced to Bragging About Still-Terrible Approval in Outlier Poll
- August 12, 2017

To be clear, 45% is terrible, but compared to the mid-to-low 30's he's seeing in other polls , I guess it doesn't seem so bad. The president's son Donald Trump Jr., White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and erstwhile White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci are among its 124,000 followers. (more...)
BJP chief Amit Shah invites Nitish Kumar to join the NDA government BJP chief Amit Shah invites Nitish Kumar to join the NDA government
- August 12, 2017

Nitish Kumar said on Friday that Yadav "has every right to take his decision as to where is loyalties lie", virtaually ruling out possibilities of a rapproachment. Reasoning out the whole drama, Nitish Kumar reiterated that he quit the "Grand Alliance" in Bihar for the development of the state. Earlier, Sharaad Yadav made it clear that he is still with the Grand Alliance of the RJD and Congress and that the mandate was given to the Grand Alliance and not the BJP. (more...)
Agree Realty Corporation's (ADC) Buy Rating Reiterated at Canaccord Genuity
- August 12, 2017

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. As of quarter end Alliancebernstein L.P. had disposed of a total of 20,557 shares trimming its stake by 2.0%. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. The ex-dividend date will be Friday the 28th of July 2017. (more...)
Devendra Fadnavis announces that two of his ministers will be probed Devendra Fadnavis announces that two of his ministers will be probed
- August 12, 2017

He said that he has gone deep into the issue and has found that the land originally belonged to a private person which was acquired by the defence in 1946 and was handed to the state for caretaking. The BJP government has denotified only 7734 hectares. "This is also an attempt to show people that he will not let any allegation pass of without an inquiry", NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said. (more...)
Can Trump Unleash 'Fire And Fury' On North Korea Without Congressional Authorization? Can Trump Unleash 'Fire And Fury' On North Korea Without Congressional Authorization?
- August 12, 2017

The KCNA report also called US President Donald Trump's latest comments "a load of nonsense". "His sick mind and reckless conduct could consume the lives of millions". Constitution", Humphrey explained in his letter. Serious crises are bearing down on us. "However, she believes creating a commission to pass judgment on the President's mental health sets a potentially anti-democratic precedent". (more...)
US Company Offers to Search for MH370 US Company Offers to Search for MH370
- August 12, 2017

Ocean Infinity - which is partnered with Norwegian company Swire Seabed - confirmed to CNN it has submitted an offer to search for the plane and is willing to take on the financial risk. They (authorities involved in the search) do not engage us. Voice370 asked in a statement . Last year, a team of experts concluded the flight most likely crashed in a 9,700-square-mile area of ocean southwest of Australia; however, the three nations said the newly-identified area was simply too large to ... (more...)
Nearly 600000 refugees return in 2017 - IOM
- August 12, 2017

Around 84 percent of those returning home were internally displaced within Syria and are returning due to the shifting boundaries of the conflict. IOM distributes hygiene kits in Damas, Syria last May 2017. The report shows that similar trends have been observed in 2017. The rest are either with hosts, squatting in abandoned houses, in informal refugee settlements, or renting. (more...)
Trump lanza amenaza de acción militar contra Venezuela — VENEZUELA Trump lanza amenaza de acción militar contra Venezuela — VENEZUELA
- August 12, 2017

La advertencia de Trump al régimen de Nicolás Maduro llega en medio de su escalada retórica con Corea del Norte (ver aparte), a pocas horas de que su vicepresidente, Mike Pence, inicie mañana su primera gira por América Latina, que lo llevará a Colombia, Chile, Panamá y la Argentina. (more...)
ECP directs Imran Khan to reply to contempt notice ECP directs Imran Khan to reply to contempt notice
- August 12, 2017

The commission sought reply from the PTI chief Imran Khan by August 23. Representing Imran Khan before the ECP bench during last hearing, former senator Babar Awan argued that only the superior judiciary had the power to take up contempt proceedings. (more...)
Barrie Police: Inhumane Act of Cruelty Barrie Police: Inhumane Act of Cruelty
- August 12, 2017

An organization for the protection of animals in Vancouver, The Fur-Bearers, had heard of the incident and has chose to offer a reward of $ 1000 to any person who denounces the culprit. "She's on heavy pain medication, antibiotics and an ointment for the burns", she said. According to Spiler, the raccoon could spend up to a year in their care if it survives. (more...)
DMK threatens to move no-confidence motion amid AIADMK's merger talks DMK threatens to move no-confidence motion amid AIADMK's merger talks
- August 12, 2017

In the strongest attack on T. T.V. Dhinakaran, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday hit back for his "forgery and 420" remark against him and colleagues, saying the "tag is appropriate for the AIADMK leader, who has been virtually expelled from the party". (more...)
Chicago White Sox Call Up Reynaldo Lopez Chicago White Sox Call Up Reynaldo Lopez
- August 12, 2017

Duffy will face right-hander Reynaldo Lopez , the latest White Sox minor leaguer to make the transition to the big-league stage. Still contending but sliding in a jumbled American League Central and wild-card race, Kansas City (57-58) lost its fifth straight game and fell for the 10th time in 12 games. (more...)