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Somalia: Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader surrenders to Govt forces Somalia: Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader surrenders to Govt forces
- August 14, 2017

Former Somali insurgent leader Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur has defected to the government, a military official said on Sunday, severing ties with Islamist group al Shabab two months after the US quietly removed a $5 million reward for his capture. (more...)
Wisconsin to face Notre Dame at Lambeau Field and Soldier Field Wisconsin to face Notre Dame at Lambeau Field and Soldier Field
- August 14, 2017

The following year, they will battle at Soldier Field in Chicago. Starting in 2020, the Irish and Badgers will play an early-season matchup in Green Bay at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Back Packers. The Fighting Irish are 10-0-2 all-time at Soldier Field, with their last game there being a 41-3 demolition of the University of Miami in 2012. After the Tribune reported last month the sides were working to hammer out an agreement, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said, "I think it could be ... (more...)
Illinois Senate overrides Rauner's veto of school funding bill Illinois Senate overrides Rauner's veto of school funding bill
- August 14, 2017

Democrats are criticizing Rauner's goal of switching from per-district to per-pupil funding, arguing it would have dire consequences for city schools, many of which have been hard hit by dwindling enrollments. Manar said Rauner's comments about schools getting more money were "little more than smoke and mirrors". The CPS budget also assumes a $269 million boost in local funding that the district said it is working with the city to identify. (more...)
USA has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months
- August 14, 2017

Yun Sun, a senior associate at the Washington, D.C. -based Stimson Center, argued North Korea would not need intercontinental ballistic missiles to strike South Korea , whose capital sits just 35 miles from the border. According to the source, the talks are being held between Ambassador Joseph Yun, the US special representative for North Korea policy, and Pak Song Il, a senior North Korean diplomat at the country's United Nations mission, using what's known as the "New York channel", ... (more...)
Trump to take executive action into China's trade practices Trump to take executive action into China's trade practices
- August 14, 2017

Trump has accused China of failing to rein in the nuclear ambitions of its ally North Korea, even as he makes ever sharper threats against Pyongyang. The latest step follows the opening by the Trump administration of several other investigations into Chinese commercial practices, notably in the steel sector. (more...)
Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"
- August 14, 2017

President Trump called Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo to express his support to the US territory amid the threats of an imminent strike from North Korea . Admist ongoing threats from North Korea targeting Guam and the surrounding waters, no state of emergency has been declared. (more...)
Pep Guardiola: Man City need to improve attacking to have title hopes Pep Guardiola: Man City need to improve attacking to have title hopes
- August 13, 2017

But the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss expects even better from City once his new players get used to the tempo of the Premier League. I'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0. It's going to be a very tough opening game, but we have to play them at some stage. We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands. (more...)
3 hurt in Dodge County auto crash 3 hurt in Dodge County auto crash
- August 13, 2017

The auto flipped and struck a utility pole. The 1996 Nissan, which had two passengers, left the roadway as it reached a curve at the intersection of Highway SC, overturning and eventually hitting a utility pole, the sheriff's office said. The 45-year-old was extricated from the auto and taken to Summit Hospital in Oconomowoc via helicopter with life-threatening injuries. The 27-year-old driver was ejected and suffered minor injuries. (more...)
Trump to dispatch team to work on Israel-Palestinian peace Trump to dispatch team to work on Israel-Palestinian peace
- August 13, 2017

Mr. Kushner, on his part, failed to fall within a longer 45-day window reserved for similar disclosures called periodic transaction reports , the report said. efforts are "redundant" because the Palestinians "have lost confidence in the Americans as objective mediators". A total of at least 18 members of the Trump administration filed late financial disclosure statements with the ethics office this year, Mr. (more...)
Tillerson: N. Korea must stop missile launches if it wants talks Tillerson: N. Korea must stop missile launches if it wants talks
- August 13, 2017

The situation in the South China Sea should also be "generally stable", he said. In a strong joint statement with Australia and Japan this weekend, the USA urged ASEAN to adopt a legally binding code of conduct to constrain Beijing's maritime activity, while denouncing China's land reclamation and militarization in no uncertain terms. (more...)
Militant opens fire; two cops, army man injured — CASO in Hajin Militant opens fire; two cops, army man injured — CASO in Hajin
- August 13, 2017

He said that the injured police personnel, who were identified as Mukhtiyar Ahmad and Fayaz Ahmad , were referred to a hospital for further treatment. (more...)
Senate approves bill restricting abortion insurance Senate approves bill restricting abortion insurance
- August 13, 2017

Saturday could be a pivotal day for that issue, as the House is slated to take up a key property tax reform measure. Under state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione's House Bill 13, those requirements would get more strict: Physicians would have to submit reports to the state health commission within three days that include detailed information such as the patient's year of birth, race, marital status, state and county of residence, and the date of her last menstrual cycle. (more...)
Keith Ellison Says Kim Jong Un 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump Keith Ellison Says Kim Jong Un 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump
- August 13, 2017

Kim Jong Un is threatning to fire nuclear missiles at a nation he is not at war with, which has at least a thousand times as much nuclear firepower as he does. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse". The two sides have been engaged in a heated standoff over Pyongyang's recurrent test-launches of ballistic missiles that Washington says are capable of hitting most of the U.S. (more...)
Why This Tiny US Island Is North Korea's Newest Target Why This Tiny US Island Is North Korea's Newest Target
- August 13, 2017

Pacific territory of Guam. Another key base on Guam is the U.S. Navy's submarine base at Apra Harbor. After North Korea's initial threat against Guam, the territory's Homeland Security Advisor George Charfauros told CNN he was confident of their defense systems. (more...)
Russian Warplanes Help Syrian Army Liberate Daesh Hotbed in Homs Russian Warplanes Help Syrian Army Liberate Daesh Hotbed in Homs
- August 13, 2017

These gains enable further advances into eastern areas held by Islamic State (ISIS), including the province of Deir al-Zor, where the circle around jihadists is slowly forming as the government forces are pushing from their positions in southern parts of Raqqa province. (more...)
China activities on South China Sea irks U.S., allies China activities on South China Sea irks U.S., allies
- August 13, 2017

Instead, they released a separate statement strongly urging the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to immediately stop intercontinental ballistic missile testing. The ruling is "final and legally binding on both parties", the ministers said. The ASEAN ministers failed to release the joint statement as expected after meeting on Saturday due to their differences on the sea issue, with Vietnam pushing for tougher language and Cambodia lobbying hard for China. (more...)
Virginia troopers killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash have Tennessee ties Virginia troopers killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash have Tennessee ties
- August 13, 2017

The pilot, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, Va., and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, Va., died at the scene. In addition to the deaths of the troopers and one other identified person, at least 34 people were injured in the vehicle ramming and other violence. (more...)
CIA's Pompeo says no 'imminent' threat of nuclear war CIA's Pompeo says no 'imminent' threat of nuclear war
- August 13, 2017

When host Chris Wallace pressed him about how close North Korea is to being able to hit the USA mainland, Pompeo said that it was alarming but hard to define. "This administration has made our policy very clear". Pompeo said the rhetoric from Trump was geared at sending a message to North Korea and letting the isolated nation know that the U.S. (more...)
Ivanka Trump condemns white supremacy
- August 13, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci returned Sunday to the national spotlight and defended the circumstances behind his ouster last month after only 10 days as White House communications director while suggesting West Wing rival Steve Bannon may also be on his way out. (more...)
Guam Fires Off 'Imminent Missile Threat' Doc Amid North Korea's Threat Guam Fires Off 'Imminent Missile Threat' Doc Amid North Korea's Threat
- August 13, 2017

Pacific Command showing B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam. In a guidance note titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat ", Guam Homeland Security advised seeking out in advance windowless shelters in homes, schools and offices, with concrete "dense enough to absorb radiation". (more...)
White House says Trump condemns hate groups White House says Trump condemns hate groups
- August 13, 2017

Instead he blamed "many sides" for the "hatred, bigotry and violence". The mayor criticized Mr. Trump for his statement on Saturday, in which he says the president should have called out the white nationalist, neo-Nazi groups by name. "It meets the definition of terrorism". McMaster called it "a criminal act against fellow Americans". A former Wall Street financier, Mr Scaramucci was sacked from his job at the end of a chaotic 10 days which started with White House press secretary ... (more...)
Keith Ellison: 'Irresponsible' Trump could bring about first strike by North Korea Keith Ellison: 'Irresponsible' Trump could bring about first strike by North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Not to be outdone, North Korea issued its own warning, saying that if the USA launches an attack, they will "immediately reduce the US mainland into a field of nuclear war". Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path! "So between that and Trump's promise to unleash fire and fury at North Korea, you could be forgiven for your confusion about whether you're listening to the fictional Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones" or the very real President of the United States". (more...)
Opposition Demand CM Yogi's Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital Opposition Demand CM Yogi's Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital
- August 13, 2017

While the recent deaths are being blamed on the possible disruption of oxygen supply in medical wards, the state government ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident on Saturday. The carelessness has brought up an issue over the prevailing infrastructure in the State-run hospitals in Uttar Pradesh . Principal of the BRD Medical College R K Mishra was suspended for alleged negligence and callousness. (more...)
Tillerson says NKorea must halt launches to talk Tillerson says NKorea must halt launches to talk
- August 13, 2017

A joint statement signed by the three countries foreign ministers said that the framework should establish rules that are consistent with global law, and they called on ASEAN and China to abide by the United Nations -back Court ruling in Hague which invalidated China's ownership claim of majority of the South China Sea . (more...)
China prepared to pay the price of North Korea sanctions - foreign minister China prepared to pay the price of North Korea sanctions - foreign minister
- August 13, 2017

Speaking at a regional security forum in Manila this week, Mr Wang said the new resolution showed China and the global community's opposition to North Korea's continued missile tests, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement was issued a day after the meeting of the 27 members of the major regional security forum in Manila. Ahead of the meetings, outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte branded Kim Jong Un as "crazy" for "playing with risky toys" that ... (more...)
Emmanuel Macron calls for peaceful outcome with North Korea Emmanuel Macron calls for peaceful outcome with North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Trump and Macron spoke over phone and discussed the need to confront the increasingly unsafe situation regarding North Korea's destabilising and escalatory behaviour, the White House said. "Trump and Macron pledged to work together with allies and partners to enforce United Nations sanctions and achieve denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", the White House said. (more...)
Military Action Against North Korea Should Not Be an Option - US Congresswoman Military Action Against North Korea Should Not Be an Option - US Congresswoman
- August 13, 2017

Britain's UN ambassador said the United Kingdom "stands shoulder to shoulder with the United States" in tackling the nuclear threat from North Korea and making sure it can not pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Pyongyang has been louder in its complaints against a new and tough round of sanctions imposed by the United Nations, with strong U.S. backing, and Washington's use of Guam as a staging ground for its stealth bombers, which could be used to attack North Korea and are a ... (more...)
Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacy Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacy
- August 13, 2017

In what is being considered a dodge of the question of whether he can work with White House chief strategist Steve Bannon , National Security Adviser H.R. "If you are on the McMaster side, you do not like this memo because you read it and you say, 'Hey is he talking about me?" But he acknowledged that he "made an unforced error", and said that he was a target from the start. (more...)
Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war? Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war?
- August 13, 2017

The call came after Mr. Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the US military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against USA territories or allies. (more...)
No change to Alexis Sanchez situation says Arsene Wenger No change to Alexis Sanchez situation says Arsene Wenger
- August 13, 2017

Arsenal hasn't spent that much, which goes to show that Wenger may believe the current crop is good enough to make a serious run for the title. "I rate him as a player but we have similar types, with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, and Mesut Ozil ". (more...)

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