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United States war games with S. Korea to go ahead

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South Korea's military said Friday that Seoul and Washington will stage joint military drills starting next week at a similar level to those past year, despite North Korea's warning of a "catastrophe" over the exercises. Moon has also been forced to swallow his qualms about the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system and opt for a full-fledged deployment. Read More »

Seven-year-old Australian boy missing after Barcelona attack

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His mother was critically injured in the attack and is now being treated in hospital . Julian's mother, Jom , has since been found in hospital in a serious but stable condition. "Please like and share", Tony Cadman wrote on Facebook Friday afternoon. Before the van plowed into the tree-lined walkway of Las Ramblas , one person was killed in an explosion in a house in a separate town southwest of Barcelona , police said. Read More »

US Attorney Requests Information on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website

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A web hosting firm is fighting a demand by U.S. prosecutors for data on visitors to a site organizing a protest during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in a fresh clash over digital privacy rights. In an interview, Stephanie Lacambra, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), which is supporting DreamHost's objection to the warrant, said that if the government does eventually gain access to these logs, it "brings up data retention" including how long the ... Read More »

Threat of strong storms looms Thursday afternoon and evening

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Expect lots of sunshine, increasing humidity levels with heat indices ranging as high as 95°. The cold front and showers and storms tracking through look to move away to our east by Friday Night . Even though it's already Thursday - tomorrow evening's rain chance isn't set in stone. High pressure will build in for Sunday , leading to not only no rain, but very few clouds as well. Read More »

Campbell Soup CEO resigns from Trump council just before he disbands it

In a statement released 13 minutes after Trump had tweeted he would end both the council and the Strategic & Policy Forum, Gorsky said he would no longer participate in the group. Schwarzman then called Trump to tell him about the decision to disband, and the president subsequently announced he was the one pulling the plug on the panels. Read More »

The Economist and The New Yorker cover slam Trump

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On Monday, that briefly appeared to change when Trump read a statement that condemned "this weekend's racist violence", said that "racism is evil", and called out the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis , and white supremacists in particular. "You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, and the press has treated them absolutely unfairly", Trump said. Before it devolved into violence, the white nationalist rally began as a protest of the city's plans to remove its ... Read More »

FUTA ASUU criticises FG over removal of staff school from payroll

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In the last 10 months, we've written 10 letters trying to reach out to relevant stakeholders after suspending the seven days warning strike in November past year. "The union had asked for N23 billion to be paid". The grouse of ASUU is that the forensic audit promised by the Minister of Finance was not done and the money promised was not paid. Read More »

Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University

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She'll be studying the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course at Lady Margaret Hall, a program completed by a large number of Britain's Prime Ministers and BBC political reporters . She became internationally known after the incident and relocated with her family to Birmingham for further rehabilitation. Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan who was killed in December 2007. Read More »

US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N Korea

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The Japanese Defense Ministry will include costs related to the Aegis Ashore system when drafting a budgetary request for the 2018 fiscal year, NHK reported . Mattis reaffirmed the "ironclad" USA commitment to the defense of South Korea, noting the military's role in providing extended deterrence. This risks the USA getting into a military conflict with China over the unoccupied islands, under which significant energy resources are believed to lie. Read More »

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets top US General Joseph Dunford

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General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking military officer of the United States Armed Forces, traveled to Beijing to meet with his approximate Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and one of China's highest ranking military officials. Read More »

Nadal advances; Kerber, Venus out of Cincinnati

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Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam victor nagged by knee injuries for years, will overtake Andy Murray atop the rankings on Monday, the British star being sidelined by a hip injury.Nadal was assured the top spot for the first time since July 2014 when 19-time Grand Slam victor Roger Federer withdrew from Cincinnati with a back injury. Read More »

NASA Scientist Weighs In on Solar Eclipse Do's and Don'ts

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The eclipse will cast the moon's 70-mile wide shadow, called the "path of totality", across the United States over 93 minutes, temporarily bringing darkness to daytime skies. Kentucky cities in the path of totality include Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Paducah and Bowling Green. "I'm just hoping we won't be too overrun", she says. Read More »

Hungry dragons and demons - why ancient cultures feared solar eclipses

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In one of the first documented scientific studies in 1932, researchers spotted bees returning to hives and chickens to roost during an eclipse in New England. We're only going to see a partial eclipse. "It will be a fantastic opportunity to have a look at our sky during a really cool celestial event". But Saanich - like the entire Greater Victoria region - will be at the very edge of the eclipse's path of totality, where the moon blocks out 100 per cent of the sun. Read More »

Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

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Kasyanov , a liberal prime minister who fell out of favor with Mr. Putin and who was dismissed in 2004; and Viktor V. Cherkesov , the leader of the national drug enforcement agency who was sacked in 2008 after a highly public feud with Mr. In a sensational first full hearing in Ulyukayev's corruption trial, the 61-year-old claimed that Sechin had lured him to Rosneft's offices, where he was subsequently caught red-handed by the authorities with a bag of bribe money. Read More »

Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

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Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said yesterday, but warned the U.S. has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. Bannon was quoted as saying there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury". Read More »

Gophers given daunting 5-game schedule to finish Big Ten play

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What was of interest from Wednesday's announcement, however, is how the league would put together the league schedule with one less week to work with. But there are some other oddities in IU's conference schedule worth mentioning. Beginning Feb. 10, the Huskers will play four of five games at home to conclude the regular season. Read More »

Trump ends manufacturing panel after 3M CEO exits

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His resignation comes after a series of leaders quit the council in the wake of Trump's statements about the white supremacist-led demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia . A White House official downplayed the importance of the manufacturing council and a separate policy and strategy forum featuring corporate leaders. Read More »

Trump ends plans for his Council on Infrastructure

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The council, which was supposed to have no more than 15 members representing real estate, finance, labor and other sectors, was created to study and make recommendations to the president regarding the funding, support and delivery of infrastructure projects. Read More »

Semi driver suffers only minor injuries in fiery Kansas crash

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The driver of the semi-truck was initially trapped in the cab, however several motorists on the scene came to the driver's aide, officials said. Local police are now investigating the incident. Investigators believe a medical problem may have contributed to the crash, in which a westbound tractor-trailer rammed into a concrete elevated roadway support. Read More »

Donald Trump likely to resign by fall: Tony Schwartz

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Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. "More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner", he continued. Schwartz said that he would be "amazed" if Trump lasted a year in office, saying the president will resign before special counsel Robert Mueller acts on his Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

"Red Alert" Issued For Grace Mugabe At Country's Borders

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Police minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday that a red alert had been issued against her. Mrs Mugabe, 52, is alleged to have beaten Ms Engels with an electrical flex, injuring her with the plug, after finding her and two other girls in a Johannesburg hotel room reportedly booked by her sons on Sunday night. Read More »

Japan to step up defense spending amid Pyongyang threat

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Once the acquisition has been made, the MSDF will have a total of 5 Aegis-equipped destroyers by the end of this year, the ministry said. The move came in response to North Korea's latest missile launches in July, which were described by both Pyongyang and the US and South Korea as intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests. Read More »

Miller says Maryland State House Trust vote lacked transparency

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Democratic state House Speaker Michael Busch on Monday called for the statue to be removed from the lawn, arguing that leaving it in place "would send a message that we condone what took place, that slavery is alright". Those statues remain on a city lot, while city officials decide what to do with those statues. "As a student of history, I personally believe there is greater value in educating and providing context to Justice Taney and the inflammatory language of the Dred Scott ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Harvey forms, warnings issued

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Environmental conditions appear conducive for 91-L's development, and the wave is expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night as it moves west at about 17 miles per hour, forecasters said. "This motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days". However, when it moves north of the Leeward Islands this weekend, upper-level winds are expected to become less conducive for further development. Read More »

Japan's exports rise 13% to $59 billion in July

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This resulted in declining of trade surplus by 17% to 419 billion yen ($3.8 billion) compared to a year earlier. The rise mainly reflected an increase of automobile and auto parts shipments to the Unites States and cargo ship exports to the Marshall Islands. Read More »

Trump signs executive order aimed at boosting infrastructure projects

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In overturning the two-year-old regulation initiated by the Obama administration , the executive order will roll back protections for infrastructure projects funded with federal aid from the impact of rising sea levels. If a recent poll conducted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers is any indication, President Trump's move could prove to be a popular one. Read More »