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Trump remarks about Charlottesville violence

Trump remarks about Charlottesville violence Elevating Lee, and Trump also mentioned Stonewall Jackson (and there's also a Stonewall Jackson statue in Charlottesville), elevating those two figures with men like Washington and Jefferson-even among mainstream conservatives you see statements like, "Oh there's a slippery slope between taking the Lee statues and taking down someone like Jefferson". [Full Article...]

US, China sign strategic military dialogue pact

US, China sign strategic military dialogue pact Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Navy Capt. Darryn James, a USA military spokesman, said in a statement that Dunford started his meeting Tuesday with Fang by stressing the importance of "candid and professional communication" between their militaries "because both nations have tough issues where... [Full Article...]

Chiefs of Army, Navy, IAF review India's security preparedness

Chiefs of Army, Navy, IAF review India's security preparedness The officer said Indian soldiers retaliated but neither side used guns. After Chinese troopers found their path blocked by Indian soldiers who formed a human chain, they began hurling stones, prompting a swift retaliation by Indian border guards. [Full Article...]

Van Drives Through Crowd In Barcelona; Police Label Terrorist Attack

Van Drives Through Crowd In Barcelona; Police Label Terrorist Attack Hours after the attack, Barcelona's usually bustling tourist district had fallen silent, with visitors holed up in hotels and businesses closed. The sources said that he also spent time in Madrid earlier this year and police were trying to figure out who he stayed and had communication with. [Full Article...]

BBCI: USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors

BBCI: USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors A separate official report released on Thursday contained dramatic accounts of what happened when the freighter hit the USS Fitzgerald, killing seven Navy sailors. The report describes a chaotic scene following the collision between the Fitzgerald and the much larger cargo ship. Because the investigation is ongoing, he could not say if the Fitzgerald was "solely responsible" for the collision wi... [Full Article...]

Levels: Record breaking results at St Paul's

Student Maudie Cooper from Horsham is going to Oxford to read English, having achieved A* grades in English Literature and History, along with an A grade in Latin. We are really proud of our students for achieving these fantastic grades. "I'm pleased that 52 per cent of all grades were A or A* up from 30 per cent two years ago", said Simon O'Connor, principal of Jumeirah College. [Full Article...]

Florida woman accused of driving drunk with unrestrained child in back seat

Florida woman accused of driving drunk with unrestrained child in back seat The driver who witnessed the erratic vehicle, Juan Martinez, wrote in his witness statement that he was anxious Lerma was "going to kill someone". The tow truck driver told Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies he saw the auto swerve and nearly hit other vehicles, but when he saw a child in the back seat, he began to imagine the worst. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong: Umbrella revolution leader Joshua Wong jailed

Hong Kong: Umbrella revolution leader Joshua Wong jailed But today , Hong Kong's Department of Justice decided that those penalties were too lenient. Joshua Wong, 20, Alex Chow, 24, and Nathan Law, 26, were sentenced a year ago to non-jail terms including community service for unlawful assembly. [Full Article...]

Joshua Wong, 2 others jailed for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

Joshua Wong, 2 others jailed for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest Wong and Chow were found guilty past year of unlawful assembly, while Law was found guilty of inciting people to take part in the assembly. Hong Kong enjoys much greater freedoms than on the mainland, with its liberties enshrined in the handover agreement made when the city was given back to China by Britain in 1997. [Full Article...]

South Korean Perception of North Korea

South Korean Perception of North Korea In an editorial Tuesday, nationalistic state-run tabloid Global Times said South Korea should "act as a buffer" between the U.S. and North Korea and urged Seoul to halt the upcoming joint military exercise. The South Korean leader also said North Korea's development of nuclear weapons technology was "nearing" a red line , which he described as "completing an ICBM and weaponizing it with... [Full Article...]

PM calls on young entrepreneurs to help build a 'New India'

PM calls on young entrepreneurs to help build a 'New India' The new dialogue format is likely to be on "2 by 2" format, involving both defence and foreign secretaries of the two countries, similar to the India-Japan 2+2 dialogue format. PM Modi urged the young entrepreneurs to innovate and suggest solutions to deal with different issues. He gave the example of Padma Awards to say how processes can be transformed to recognise hitherto unknown heroes of so... [Full Article...]

Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

On Wednesday, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff , Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, continued a visit to China following talks the day before with his Chinese counterpart that touched on North Korea . "In that case", he added, "the North Korean regime will inevitably experience financial strains, which would put a damper on its pursuits" such as building a nuclear-tipped missile tha... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un doesn't need to strike Guam - he's already won

Kim Jong Un doesn't need to strike Guam - he's already won But now, he has ratcheted up his rhetoric to the point that he risks triggering a war. But he added: "Hopefully, it will all work out". People familiar with the contacts say the interactions have done nothing thus far to quell tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile advances. [Full Article...]

Thor intimidated by Star-Lord? Hemsworth's confession of first meeting Pratt

Thor intimidated by Star-Lord? Hemsworth's confession of first meeting Pratt Hemsworth says he doesn't know why it was so powerful to meet another famous guy named Chris, but he says that Pratt is "just so charismatic" and "good at what he does" that it evidently shook him to his mighty core. "I have to drop the facade", noted Hemsworth. 'She's Cate Blanchett , for God's sake!' he said. He also revealed that he was quite nervous around her as he had "quite a feeling o... [Full Article...]

Markets more serious over recent North Korea tensions than in past

Markets more serious over recent North Korea tensions than in past He backed that up on Friday by saying that the USA was " locked and loaded " to take on the rogue state and that Kim would "regret it fast" if he attacked Guam or any of America's allies. "North Korea is nearing the critical point", he cautioned. Concern that North Korea is close to achieving its goal of putting the mainland United States within range of a nuclear weapon has underpinned a spik... [Full Article...]

Trump condemns terror attack in Barcelona, offers US help

Trump condemns terror attack in Barcelona, offers US help Cat pictures were also uploaded to Twitter en masse as a 2015 terrorist attack in Belgium unfolded. after police asked internet users not to disclose their movements. 13 people have been murdered in Barcelona in a terrorist attack , when a van rammed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas , a popular pedestrian street with lateral carriageways for traffic. [Full Article...]

Army to get six Apache helicopters at cost of Rs 4168 crore

Army to get six Apache helicopters at cost of Rs 4168 crore The six helicopters cleared by the DAC, headed by defence minister Arun Jaitley , will be bought from the U.S. as a follow-on option to the IAF contract, the sources said. In another deal, the DAC gave approval for procuring two gas turbine engines from Ukraine, to be fitted on the two stealth frigates under construction in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Cohen Calls For Trump's Impeachment

Rep. Steve Cohen Calls For Trump's Impeachment Cohen had previously filed a resolution of no confidence in the president, along with 23 other House Democrats. Cohen added that he plans to start the impeachment process against Trump because he feels the president "failed the presidential test of moral leadership". [Full Article...]

NK leader briefed on plan for missile strikes near Guam

NK leader briefed on plan for missile strikes near Guam Last week, the North released a Canadian pastor on medical parole after having held him for more than two years. North Korea leader Kim Jong-un said he has made a decision to hold off on pursuing an attack on Guam but could change his mind "if the Yankees persist in their extremely unsafe reckless actions", according to state media. [Full Article...]

Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea

Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea A Foreign Ministry spokesman denied Pyongyang was negotiating with Washington over the release of three jailed US citizens, saying: "The issue on detained Americans is not an object to discuss in view of the present atmosphere of DPRK-US relations". [Full Article...]


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