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Top US military leader warns North Korea conflict would be 'horrific'


The US embassy in Seoul had no immediate response. Trump calling the bilateral FTA with South Korea "a frightful deal" has ordered his trade representative to renegotiate some of the terms in the trade pact. North Korea's military said last week that it would finalize the plan to fire four ballistic missiles near Guam, which is about 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. Read More »

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks


The urge comes after President Moon Jae-in proposed resuming reunions of separated families and holding cross-border military talks once more in a speech marking Liberation Day earlier this week. Japan is also holding annual military drills with the USA over the next few weeks. Fan, the Chinese general, told Dunford that Beijing insists military action should be ruled out and "negotiations are the only effective option" in addressing the situation on the Korean Peninsula, according to a ... Read More »

Trump's new "South Asia strategy" for Afghanistan likely on Friday


But Mattis has been firm that the debate over an Afghanistan strategy should be more than just a decision about whether or not to send more American troops. They mainly serve as trainers and advisers to Afghan forces. One official said as recently as this week that recommendations were still being made as to what kinds of US military support those additional troops could provide. Read More »

Gu am tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats


It's home to a US Navy base and the Andersen Air Force Base , from which American B-1B bombers conducted sorties over the Korean peninsula Tuesday, provoking the ire of Pyongyang's leadership and an escalating war of words between the US and North Korea. Read More »

North Korean Threats Will Increase Tourism To Guam


Guam residents have mixed reactions over the nuclear threat, reported Reuters. The document includes several ominous warnings, the first being: "Do not look at the flash or fireball - It can blind you". The annual exercises, called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, are expected to run from August 21 to 31. The two leaders affirmed North Korea must stop "its provocative and escalatory behavior", the White House said in a statement. Read More »

Donald Trump Calls Out 'Publicity Seeking' Lindsey Graham Over Charlottesville Jabs

Early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump was on Twitter and on the defensive, attacking fellow Republican and South Carolina Sen. He also said people on the "alt-right" and the "alt-left" were to blame for the violence, even though it was a self-proclaimed white supremacist who allegedly drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters and killing Heyer. Read More »

Nikki Haley Increasing Scrutiny of Iran Amid Nuclear Deal Review


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday he hoped that Iran would not quit the agreement Iran reached in 2015 with world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear work in return for the lifting of most sanctions. The maneuvering around the Iran deal comes at a time when tensions have skyrocketed between the U.S and North Korea, which has tested nuclear weapons and threatened in recent weeks to fire a ballistic missile into the waters off the USA territory of Guam. Read More »

Citizens anxious, but Seoul mum on Trump's North Korea threat


Around 25,000 United States service members took part a year ago, in exercises that focused on reacting to terrorist and chemical weapons scenarios. Daniel Pinkston, a professor of International Relations at Troy University in Seoul, said the exercises are vital practice for forces based in South Korea, especially those U.S. Read More »

North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'


Moon warned that Pyongyang will face "more tough sanctions" if further tests were carried out - measures that, the President warned, the DPRK would not be "able to endure". Air Force and Washington has ordered such missions over Korea frequently as a show of force against Pyongyang. "In this regard, the position of the Korean Government is not different from that of the US Government". Read More »

Charlottesville mayor to make major announcement concerning Lee statue


The announcement is said to be about the proposed removal of the statue as well as a tribute to Heather Heyer who died when a vehicle drove into protesters. The "Unite the Right" rally, which devolved into chaos as white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters, was in opposition to the planned removal of the Lee statue from Emancipation Park. Read More »

ACLU Announces It Won't Defend Hate Groups that Protest with Firearms

One counter-protester, Heather Heyer, was killed when she was rammed with a auto. The ACLU helped rally organizer Jason Kessler fight an effort by city officials to move his rally out of the downtown area. An ACLU spokeswoman confirmed the policy shift and said the concern over weapons was not something the group has had to contend with in the past. Greenwald responded to what he called "misguided attacks on the ACLU" by making the case that civil liberties advocates must "defend the ... Read More »

Opposition to file petition against Kenyatta re-election


Odinga has charged that last Tuesday's election was rigged in favour of incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta through the hacking and manipulation of the electronic vote counting system. That vote led to an outbreak of violence that led to 1,200 people being killed. Was the Kenyan election either free or fair? The Center regretted the instances of violence and the loss of life that occurred during and after the elections and called on the police to protect Kenyan citizens and their right to freely ... Read More »

Barcelona attack: Terror suspect 'says brother stole ID to rent van'


Oukabir rented the van that rammed into a crowd, killing 13 people in Barcelona's Ramblas district. One of the men detained is the named suspect Driss Oukabir , a Moroccon national, who was from Marseille. RTVE said Mr Oukabir went voluntarily to police in Ripoll to report that his identity documents had been stolen. The authorities confirmed that a woman has died from her injures in that attack that left at least six others injured. Read More »

Safe alternatives to watch the solar eclipse without glasses


For those who are not students, faculty or staff at K-State and weren't able to buy solar viewing glasses, there are ways to make a portable camera obscura to view the eclipse . So you want to see Monday's historic solar eclipse from Bradenton? Health officials recommend a special solar filter - either eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer - to see the eclipse . Read More »

Obama's anti-racist tweet is the most liked ever


The first tweet, which shows a picture of Obama smiling at four children, has been retweeted more than 1.1 million times and liked 2.723 million times as of Tuesday evening. "Do they have any semblance of guilt?" "I watched those [rallies more] closely than you people watched it". A participant at the weekend demonstration drove his vehicle into a crowd on counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring 19 others. Read More »

North Korea Warns Trump to 'Talk & Act Properly'


Trump is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war, making such outcries as "the US will not rule out a war against the DPRK". America used to bully us in the past so we shouldn't help them now. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford left Washington on Thursday to visit Japan , China and South Korea. Read More »

Simona Halep keeps hopes alive of becoming world No 1 in Cincinnati


Pliskova was leading Camila Giorgi 3-0 in the first set when play was stopped, while Sloane Stephens, Ekaterina Makarova, Elina Svitolina and Julia Goerges were unable to take to the court. Simona Halep kept alive her chances of reaching No.1 at week's end by reaching her fifth straight Western and Southern Open quarterfinal. David Ferrer reached his first ATP Masters quarterfinal in his last 11 tries with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Pablo Carreno Busta. Read More »

China's president calls for restraint as US-North Korea tension grows


Earlier, President Trump said the USA military was "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea, should the need arise, as the countries' leaders increased bellicose rhetoric this week. The White House confirmed early Saturday that Trump and Xi spoke Friday. Alluding to the threats against Guam, Trump said if North Korea took any steps to even think about an attack, it would have reason to be nervous. Read More »

Taapsee Pannu: My Anando Brahma Role Will Come As A Shocker


The music is composed by Krishna Kumar who is better known by his stage name K. The main lead of the film is actress Tapsee Pannu . The film directed by Mahi V Raghav and produced by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy . Tapsee has just one reaction throughout the film and that is to make a scary face when she sees humans. For example, if he's feeling very happy, then he has to act very depressed failing which he would have a heart attack. Read More »

Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response


James wrote "Trump's response to Charlottesville should concern all Americans and free people". Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so. It is about human decency and morality". Murdoch is the latest executive to lash out at the president. When President Trump makes 180-degree turns on a slew of issues, the Fox News hosts shouldn't be darting and dashing to catch up or denying that the president has reversed himself. Read More »

Businessman Carl Icahn departs role advising Trump on regulations


Hours after billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he would no longer be advising President Trump , The New Yorker dropped a lengthy story on his efforts to change a policy that would benefit a company he is invested in . Icahn's involvement with Trump has frequently come under criticism from Democrats who, in May, asked USA regulators to investigate Icahn's activities in the US biofuels blending credit market. Read More »

Pelosi endorses Democrats' resolution to censure Trump


Whatever good will Trump did garner with that statement meanwhile unraveled within 24 hours when the president held at a combative press conference at Trump Tower, in which he said there were good people among the neo-Nazis protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Read More »

Trump demands North Korea 'get their act together'


One of its military leaders also called Trump "bereft of reason" and said he was "extremely getting on the nerves" of its armed forces. "We have an evacuation plan for typhoon, tsunami, terrorism, but we don't have anything for a North Korean missile attack", said a supervisor at one resort, who asked that neither he nor his hotel be identified because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. Read More »

US General pledges to defend Japan from N Korean attack

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, left, poses with Japanese Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano for a photo during a meeting at Defense Ministry in Tokyo, on August 18, 2017. At the outset of their meeting, Dunford told the prime minister that "the nature of our bilateral relationship, particularly at the military level, is rock solid". Read More »

Top anti-poaching campaigner Wayne Lotter shot dead in Tanzania


NTSCIU was in particular responsible for the arrest of Yang Feng Glan , a Chinese criminal also dubbed " Queen of Ivory ". "Wayne was one of Africa's leading and most committed conservationists ... "Wayne's charm, brilliance and eccentric sense of humour gave him the unique ability to make those around him constantly laugh and smile". "Despite the obstacles that he faced, and there were many, Wayne was always planning the next step, looking for ways to extend PAMS' reach and, to his ... Read More »

Coup in Venezuela: Maduro Regime's Constituent Assembly Dissolves, Replaces Parliament


This is the second attempt since March by the government of Maduro to usurp functions of the legislature: the Supreme Court issued a decision in late March saying it would assume the role and functions of the Assembly, a move that triggered a widespread and ongoing Constitutional crisis, which forced Maduro to call on a supra-Constitutional Constituent Assembly as a means of retaining and amplifying the power of the executive. Read More »

Australia to join US, Korea in war games

The incident punctuated ongoing tensions between the Koreas, as the North warned of a "catastrophe" if the South goes ahead with planned joint military drills with the United States next week. The statement also said that, "UFG is computer simulated defensive exercise created to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula". Read More »

Trump Abandons Plans for Infrastructure Advisory Council


The CEOs' moves came after Trump's comments on a white supremacist-led demonstration in Charlottesville , Va. A 32-year-old woman was killed when a vehicle ploughed its way through a group of protesters last Saturday in the Virginia town, sparking a wave of condemnation of the neo-Nazi groups. Read More »

Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit


Earlier this year the Queen of Soul , Aretha Franklin , told the media she plans to retire after releasing one final album . In a statement issued on Thursday, Bedrock President Dan Mullen concurred, saying that the company "would love to work with Aretha, and we look forward to hearing her ideas for a club downtown". Read More »