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Stocks slide on continued concern over tension between United States and North Korea

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Stocks have surged this year, with gains attributed to strong corporate earnings. Trump's comments came after a Washington Post report that North Korea has built a miniaturized nuclear warhead. In other corporate results, a number of companies reported forecast-beating numbers. The Swiss currency was also on track for its biggest daily gain against the euro since last year's Brexit vote. Read More »

It turns out deputy PM Barnaby Joyce might be a Kiwi

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Mr Joyce told Parliament the New Zealand High Commission contacted him last Thursday to say he might be a citizen of New Zealand because his father was born there. "Neither I, nor my parents have ever had any reason to believe I may be a citizen of any other country", he told parliament . Joyce's father, James , emigrated from New Zealand in 1947. Read More »

Kentucky mayor pushes to remove 2 Confederate statues

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Other Kentucky officials reacted by issuing statements denouncing the "hate and bigotry" exhibited in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists gathered to protest the city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Gray said in a Tweet that Tuesday he will ask Council to support Lexington's petition to the Ky Military Heritage Commission, a required next step. Read More »

Trump faulted for not explicitly rebuking white supremacists

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Still, lawmakers were saying Sunday that Trump should have been more forceful in his condemnation of the white supremacists behind the rally. Trump's blaming of " many sides " drew swift rebuke from Republicans and Democrats alike. They point to people like David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, who attended the Charlottesville rally and was quoted as saying: "This represents a turning point for the people of this country. Read More »

Aishwarya Rai becomes 1st woman to raise Indian flag at IFFM 2017

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The IIFM is Australia's annual celebration of films from India and the sub continent. According to a Pinkvilla report, Mitu Bhowmick-Lange (Director of IFFM) had stated, "IFFM is proud to welcome one of India's most loved and iconic actors - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - to the festival and look forward to celebrating Indian cinema in Australia". Read More »

Trump to declare opioid crisis a national emergency

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Drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb in the United States despite ongoing efforts to stem the epidemic, according to the latest government numbers. Trump on Tuesday had said he was not declaring a national emergency over the opioid crisis as suggested by the commission . The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis last week issued a preliminary report that called the overdose death rate as September 11 every three weeks and ... Read More »

Latin America rejects USA military threat in Venezuela

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President Donald Trump said Friday he would not rule out a "military option" in response to Maduro's moves. Also Saturday, Peru said "any attempted use of force, whether it's external or internal, undermines the objective of restoring democracy ... Read More »

17 immigrants found in south Texas 18-wheeler, police say

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Temperatures in Edinburg reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) on Sunday. Officials told Fox News that the immigrants were from Guatemala, Mexico, and Romania. Last month, emergency responders found dozens of people in distress inside a hot semi-trailer at a Walmart in southwest San Antonio in an apparent smuggling operation. Read More »

Rauner urges lawmakers to let his school-funding veto stand

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The House is next scheduled to be in session on Wednesday. He said a compromise bill was also passed by the state Senate, in case the SB 1 override fails in the House. "Senate Bill 1 results in no red numbers, no losses". State Sen. Neil Anderson (R - Andalusia) voted against the override. "First it was a massive tax hike on the backs of every working Illinoisan, now it's a bailout of Chicago Public Schools that takes money away from our local schools". Read More »

USA soldiers killed in Iraq, 5 wounded

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According to the statement, initial reports suggest the casualties did not come as a result of "enemy contact". "The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates", said Army Lt. Read More »

Olympics could open North Korea -- Rex Tilley

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The restrictions came after North Korea's latest missile tests, which it claimed involved the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles. Pyongyang recently said it was working on a plan to launch a medium-range ballistic missile near the United States territory of Guam, some 3,200 km from North Korea. Read More »

Aguero on target as Man City down promoted Brighton

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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. You don't see one player on my team not running. "It's a wonderful game for the club and supporters, as a first game in the Premier League, but we have to make sure it's a good day for the team as well". Read More »

Steve Bannon is hurting Trump's agenda, Scaramucci says

The former White House staffer's comments come at the same time Trump's daughter Ivanka took to social media to condemn the racist violence that saw one man driver a auto into a crowd of people. Trump named Kelly chief of staff late last month when he also announced former chief of staff Reince Priebus was stepping down. When Kelly was sworn in, White House officials made it clear that all staff would report to Kelly. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

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But he rejected talk of the USA being on the "cusp of nuclear war". "I've seen no intelligence that would indicate that we're in that place today". Mike Pompeo , director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii. "But make no mistake about it ... the increased chance that there will be a nuclear missile in Denver is a very serious threat". Read More »

NCP skipped Congress party meeting, BJP says good decision

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A party MP who took part in the deliberations, against the party's decision, was penalised. Utilising the stage to criticise veteran BJP leader LK Advani, Gandhi said the veteran was opposed to the amendment but the special status was granted once Congress came to power in 2004 under the rule of UPA-I. Read More »

Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse - team-mates

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But after tonight's triumph, he said: "2012 didn't go our way and we have been working hard since then. Now he's really deserved time away and to not have to deal with the gruelling training". "A hero of the sport to go down like that, as a true friend, I didn't like it one bit", Blake said. Bolt who ended his 100m career with a bronze on last Sunday looks to kiss goodbye to his sprinting career with gold in the relay. Read More »

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Shares last traded at $5.33 which is well below the 50 day moving average which is $6.11 and which is quite a bit lower than the 200 day moving average of $6.86. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 7th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.86%. Read More »

ASEAN, Japan, China, S. Korea agree to bolster financial cooperation

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi cancelled a scheduled one-on-one meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart in Manila at the last minute on Monday due to a spat over the South China Sea , according to people familiar with the situation. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says he urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by United Nations resolutions and stop provoking "the worldwide community's goodwill" with missile launches and nuclear tests. Read More »

Child rescuer amongst 7 dead in Syria shooting

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The organization stresses its neutrality and not supporting ay political or armed group - it receives funds from UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Japan and the US. Although its volunteers work in exclusively rebel-held areas, the group insists it is not partisan. Critics have also claimed rebel fighters, including jihadists, operate in their ranks. Read More »

'N Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes'

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Hours earlier, as North Korea's war of words with US President Donald Trump intensified, Pyongyang said it was developing a plan to launch four intermediate-range missiles towards the Pacific island. Trump said he thought US allies South Korea and Japan were "very happy" with how he was handling the confrontation. Trump has pushed China to pressure North Korea to halt a nuclear weapons program that is nearing the capability of targeting the United States. Read More »

Congress seeks UP CM Yogi Adityanath's apology over Gorakhpur deaths

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It seems like the authorities of Gorakhpur are not sacred of anyone. "The CM should initiate strict action against those responsible to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future", she said. At his briefing, Yogi also slammed Congress for politicizing a sensitive issue and said that the previous UPA government at the centre did not paid heed to the situation saying it was a state matter. Read More »

Drunk American Assaulted After Giving Nazi Salute in Germany

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Dresden police would not give the Americans name or hometown for privacy reasons. The tourist also had the insignia of " unconstitutional organizations, which includes Nazi symbols ". German children give the Nazi salute. The two tourists were fined almost $600 each but were permitted to leave the country with their tour group, police said. Read More »

English-fluent new Foreign Minister Kono makes global debut at ASEAN gathering

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a stark warning to North Korea on Wednesday, telling Pyongyang that it should stop any actions that would lead to the "end of its regime and the destruction of its people". The response has been polite but noncommital. The meeting of vice foreign ministers will take place before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in early September. Read More »

North Korea tensions mount over tough new sanctions at Manila meeting

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The UNSC on Saturday unanimously passed a US-drafted sanctions resolution against North Korea over its missile and nuclear military programs. The new Security Council resolution, UNSCR 2371, tightens existing sanctions by imposing a full ban North Korea's export of coal, iron, seafood and other items to other countries; expands the list of individuals and entities subject to an asset freeze; and prohibits countries from increasing the number of North Korean laborers they employ - laborers ... Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-North Korea standoff

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Pompeo said . U.S. President Donald Trump has made clear how the U.S. will respond to North Korea's provocations, and hopefully, the regime will understand, Pompeo added. In response, North Korea announced a detailed plan to fire ballistic missiles towards Guam, a USA territory in the Pacific. Tuesday: "North Korea, best not make any more threats to the United States", Mr Trump tells reporters. Read More »

Chief of Staff Kelly Reviewing White House Changes

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Scaramucci insisted he was unaware the interview was being recorded and hit out at The New Yorker journalist Ryan Lizza after the interview was published , taking to Twitter to describe Lizza as the "Linda Tripp of 2017" and insisting "He absolutely taped the call without my permission", adding #lowlife. Read More »

Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

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McMaster said the threat from North Korea to the world is "very, very clear". Trump's warning came after the North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over Japan towards the US Pacific island of Guam. North Korea has responded in kind, assuring the USA of "total defeat" in the event of a war and claiming it is preparing for an attack on the American military base in Guam in mid-August. Read More »

1MDB remits US$350m to IPIC as part payment of settlement

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Malaysia's crisis-hit state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) said yesterday it has paid Abu Dhabi the equivalent of US$350 million (S$477 million) under a deal to settle its debts. The criminal investigation was started before the civil lawsuits, the department said. The payment to IPIC was the first of two payments totalling US$1.2 billion due to IPIC before the end of the year, according to the terms of the private arbitration in April in London. Read More »

Chances for Rain, Storms Continue into the Weekend

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We finally start to dry out and heat up by the end of next week. Another round of storms will move across the state Sunday night through Monday morning bringing potential for heavy rain! Drying out by Friday into next weekend. 278 and lowest in Southern Tennessee; these storms may be heavy enough to deliver 1-2" of rainfall in a few spots, but that kind of rain looks sparse. Read More »

Mattis warns North Korea: aggression will mean the "end"

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He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before, what will happen in North Korea, ' Trump told reporters in New Jersey, without offering specifics. The Pentagon chief on Wednesday issued a carefully worded statement telling North Korea it would be "grossly" outmatched in any conflict with the U.S., and warning Pyongyang to stop considering any action that risked "the destruction of its people". Read More »

Brexit deal not 'back door' to staying in EU: Ministers

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The government will this week publish the first of three discussion papers ahead of the next round of negotiations, scheduled to start August 28 in Brussels, Brexit Secretary David Davis's office said in a statement on Sunday. The government's Brexit department said Britain wants to show that progress on the preliminary issues has been made and "we are ready to broaden out the negotiations" by the time of an European Union summit in October. Read More »