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Secretary Mattis says United States is 'ready' to counter North Korean threat

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The tragedy of war is well enough known. "But the last person in the world you want to give a missile with a nuclear weapon on top is Kim Jong Un, given the way he's treated his own people, and what he's said about us". On Wednesday , North Korea threatened to conduct missile tests around Guam. Mattis's comments today also echo a statement the Secretary of Defense made in May, in which he told a Pentagon press conference that war with North Korea "tragic on an unbelievable scale". Read More »

Trump declares opioid epidemic national emergency

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 4,000 people in Florida died in 2015 as a result of opioid abuse. She lost a son, a grandson and a son's girlfriend to drug overdoses . Governors in Arizona, Maryland and Virginia have already declared emergencies , The Washington Post reported . Trump received a briefing on the report earlier this week during his working vacation. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi calls opposition meet for joint action

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A News 18 report states that BJP president Amit Shah extended the invite during their meeting on Delhi on Friday. "The combined efforts of Centre and state will help the state reach new heights of development". The Bihar CM snapped ties with NDA in 2013 after spending 17 years with BJP. Singh is very close to Nitish. "By calling us she wants to create a rift between party members". Read More »

Venezuela expected to dominate Pence's Latin American trip

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The president of Venezuela's new Constituent Assembly , the controversial body elected to rewrite the Venezuelan Constitution amid the country's political crisis - fired off a series of tweets late Friday slamming Trump's remarks as "cowardly, insolent and vile threats ", CNN reported. Read More »

UK, US Looking for Diplomatic Solution to N Korean Crisis

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Asked on ABC's "This Week" to clarify if threats alone would provoke a military response from the U.S., McMaster said it "depends on the nature of the threat". "This guy is a serious hard head", Mr Rudd, referring to President Xi during an interview on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS on Sunday, said. "In theory it can show the administration understands that in order to accomplish things it not only needs to adopt maximum pressure, but also have some discussion with the North Korea", Wit said. Read More »

Larson snatches another win at MI on final restart

For Jones, it is the top-three tied his career-best finish. The race was originally scheduled for 200 laps and 400 miles. Keselowski, the pole victor, led for 105 laps, but finished 17th. The Watkins Glen road course provided the usual exciting racing in both the NASCAR Xfinity series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series last weekend. Read More »

USA launches federal probe into Charlottesville deadly auto ramming

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Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer stated that a vehicle plough into a group of counter-protestors during a gathering for the far-right wing, killing at least one person. On many sides . It's been going on for a long time in our country. He said during the protest: "We are going to fulfil the promises of Donald Trump ". Read More »

Hizb's Ghaznavi among 3 militants, 2 army men killed in Shopian encounter

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The officials said the J&K police's counter-insurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) with the Army's 3 Rashtriya Rifles and the 177 Battalion of the CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Awneera village of Zainapora area of Shopian, 55 km south of here, on Saturday night on "specific information" about the presence of militants. Read More »

Florida suspends Callaway, 6 others for opener vs MI

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The Gators will open their season September 2 against the Wolverines at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Callaway, a junior from Miami, has had multiple issues at Florida, but this will be his first suspension for a game. He received a misdemeanor marijuana citation in May and admitted during a Title IX hearing past year that he was under the influence of marijuana during an alleged sexual assault. Read More »

Guam residents stoic in the face of North Korean missile threat

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It's not an easy call. The tension between the United States and North Korea began with incendiary language, and their behavior is escalating with no signs of endingPyongyang's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on August 10 that the North Korean military is considering a plan for launching an "enveloping strike" on Guam by simultaneously firing four Hwasung-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM). Read More »

People in White House working to eject Donald Trump - Scaramucci

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Anthony Scaramucci, the president's former communications director, said on ABC's "This Week" that he would not have recommended that the president say what he did Saturday. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., both urged the president to use the words "white supremacists" and to label this as a terror attack . Ahead of the livestream, Scaramucci gave his first television interview since his short-lived tenure in the White House, speaking out against Bannon and saying the president "knows what he's going ... Read More »

United Kingdom should stay out of US-North Korea war: Jeremy Corbyn

Ellison said. "I think we're not closer to war than a week ago", the former Army general said. Last week Trump vowed to rain down "fire and fury" on the Hermit Kingdom if Kim continues to threaten to strike the U.S. "That's the best message you can deliver to someone who's putting America at risk". But Mattis said Thursday that the American effort was "diplomatically led". Read More »

North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says CIA chief

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Pompeo also said the intelligence community was not surprised by the recent news that North Korea is now capable of fitting a nuclear warhead on a missile. When asked about how close the North was to being able to deploy a nuclear weapon that could hit the U.S., he said: "They're closer". Meanwhile, top U.S. Read More »

Canada calls for North Korea, United States to de-escalate situation

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It's possible the regime is being more cautious with Mr. Lim's health problems, Mr. Denney said. "My mother was the first one who he was able to embrace, and just to witness that, you play in your head what it's going to be like, and it was far greater than anything we could have imagined", James Lim said. Read More »

At least 47 dead in Nepal flooding after days of downpours

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Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. In the popular jungle safari resort of Sauraha in Chitwan, hotels were forced to shift their guests to higher floors as waters rushed into the premises. Read More »

Sunny with pop up showers Saturday afternoon

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Temperatures will continue to warm into the week working towards above average temperatures. Sunday afternoon and evening looks mostly dry. Lows tonight will drop into the mid 70s. Monday through Thursday should be partly to mostly sunny with any pop-up showers or storms confined to the mountains. According to the National Weather Service at State College, today will be sunny with a high near 81 and a light, north wind. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gert expected to form

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As of Sunday evening, TS Gert has winds of 40 MPH and it's center of circulation is 600 miles off the coast of Myrtle Beach. The low pressure area off the coast of Florida is now moving north and is given a slight, 10 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days. Read More »

Drunk American Assaulted After Giving Nazi Salute in Germany

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The assailant, who fled the scene and has yet to be tracked down, is also being sought by police and may be questioned for his actions. Germany criminal code inflicts heavy punishment against the uses of Nazi symbols and images, and offenders may carry up to three years in prison. Read More »

Vietnam does not go gently into South China Sea code of conduct

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The ruling, issued by a Hague tribunal in July 2016, invalidated China's expansive claim over the South China Sea, parts of which the Philippines claims as the West Philippine Sea. "We know it is just his 5th day in his new capacity as Foreign Minister (August 8) but we are very thankful that he made a decision to attend the conference to participate very actively to articulate Japan's positions in different issues", he said. Read More »

Britain aims to break Brexit stalemate

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The chancellor and the worldwide trade secretary are trying to show a united front, after weeks of arguing between ministers. The Government has recently moved to clarify that freedom of movement between the European Union and the United Kingdom will definitely end in 2019, with the three million European Union citizens already in Britain having to apply for inclusion on a "settled status" register if they wish to remain. Read More »

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Venezuela's Situation Continues to Deteriorate

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo told Fox News Sunday that another North Korean missile test would not come as a surprise amid the rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. central intelligence agency. "We've engaged the world to support that policy", Pompeo said, adding there will no longer be "strategic patience", the policy of former President Barack Obama, which centered on waiting for Pyongyang to return to denuclearization talks while increasing sanctions and pressure on the regime. Read More »

Gorakhpur deaths: Uttar Pradesh government admits cut in oxygen supply

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The hospital allegedly owes Rs 70 lakh to a private contractor who stopped supplying oxygen cylinders due to non-payment of dues. The Chief Minister earlier said the role of the oxygen vendor will be probed. "For the last two to three days, the news that has been pouring in, PM Modi has been concerned, said Adityanath". UP's medical education Minister Ashutosh Tandon said that the district magistrate of Gorakhpur had ordered an investigation and the report will be out within 24 ... Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' in Charlottesville Remarks

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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. Mr Scaramucci was asked to leave when Mr Trump named General John Kelly his new chief of staff and tasked him with restoring calm. "I've never sat down with Steve and said 'hey are you a white nationalist or a white supremacist?' But I think the toleration of it by Steve Bannon is inexcusable". Read More »

Iran MPs boost missile funds in response to United States sanctions

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Lawmakers on August 13 overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to "counter America's terrorist and adventurist actions" as some chanted "Death to America", state-controlled television reported. "The plan should be aimed at addressing the USA bullies and threats against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Washington's hegemonic, terrorist and divisive policies, its illegal military and security interferences in the region, and the U.S. Read More »

Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea: Leicester star odds-on to join Premier League champions

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The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the west London side are ready to make another attempt to lure the 27-year-old midfielder to Stamford Bridge after failing with their first bid to sign the England worldwide. LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the The FA Community Shield final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London, England. Read More »

Newspaper: Mehbooba opposes repeal of Kashmir's special status

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Article 370 also accords the disputed region special status. Professor Hamida Nayeem said, "We know the logical agenda of BJP and RSS as they want to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir". After the meeting, Ms. Mufti claimed Mr. Modi had assured that any discussion on the special provisions for the State would be on the basis of the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) between the PDP and the BJP. Read More »

US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions

The price of oil was also 0.3% ahead at 52.29 U.S. dollars a barrel, with stockpiles coming under pressure from falling crude oil imports and record processing at American refineries. The CBOE Volatility Index, the most widely followed barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, was up as much as 12.63 points, its highest in more than a month. Read More »

Beijing's delaying strategy on the South China Sea

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The Guardian reported Friday a USA official said the Chinese frigate sent radio warning at least 10 times to the USS McCain. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a statement that the US move undermined Chinese sovereignty and security and endangered the safety of front-line personnel from both sides. Read More »