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China Ready To Join Hands With India


A month before Prime Minister Narendra Modi will his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, Tokyo's envoy to India, Kenji Hiramatsu, strongly supported India's position in its dispute with China. Doklam is disputed by Bhutan and China. Hitting out at China, the Japanese Ambassador, as reported by India Today , said that there should be no "unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force". Read More »

Tennessee Rep. Cohen to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump


Cohen took issue with those words, writing, "There are no good Nazis. No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance, and bigotry". California Rep. Brad Sherman and Texas Rep. Al Green filed their own in May, citing Trump's decision to fire former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and charging Trump with obstruction of justice. Read More »

Mattis Congratulates South Korea's New Defense Minister


Trump tweeted early Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had "made a very wise and well reasoned decision", amid indications North Korea doesn't immediately plan to fire multiple missiles toward Guam. "But we don't need to be impatient", Moon said. Fan said China was willing to work with the United States to find more potential for cooperation, handle disputes and sensitive issues appropriately and ensure military cooperation becomes a positive force in relations. Read More »

Trump OKs plan for independent Cyber Command


Current and former officials said a leading candidate to head U.S. Cyber Command was Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, now director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff. NBC News reported that Mattis has a 60-day deadline. Mattis will announce recommendations on this matter at a later date, Trump stated. The National Security Agency collects signals intelligence and is also tasked with the protection of U.S. Read More »

US Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash


The USS Fitzgerald suffered damage to its starboard side above and below the waterline after it collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan. The harrowing moments and hours after the collision - and the heroism that saved the lives of all but seven of the 35 sailors in Berthing 2 - are recounted in the report. Read More »

A Nobel Prize for Hong Kong's Democrats


By imprisoning the three popular figures, the government is blocking them from running in the next legislative by-elections and it marks another step in the slow but relentless strangulation of Hong Kong's freedoms. Hong Kong police arrested more than 900 people during the demonstrations in 2014, when thousands of protesters shut down streets in several major business districts for nearly three months. Read More »

Joshua Wong jailed for anti-Beijing protests


All three defendants were found guilty past year on unlawful assembly charges for storming a fenced-off government forecourt known as "Civic Square" as part of a protest calling for fully free leadership elections in September 2014. But the Hong Kong government has denied this, saying there was "absolutely no basis" to claims of political motives. The former British colony returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago under a "one country, two systems" governing principle that promised a high degree ... Read More »

Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment in Response to Trump's Comments on Charlottesville


Cohen took issue with those words, writing, "There are no good Nazis". "None of the marchers spewing such verbiage could be considered "very fine people" as the President suggested", Cohen said. He brought up the KKK's terrorist acts, including the assassination of MS civil rights icon Medgar Evers in 1963. Heightening the controversy that has swirled over Trump's insistence that "both sides" share the blame for the violent encounter in Charlottesville, a House Democrat is calling for ... Read More »

South Korean Perception of North Korea

In an apparent warning to Pyongyang against military action that can be taken as a direct threat to the United States, an editorial in the Global Times called on the Chinese leadership to "make clear" that if it is Pyongyang who fires off missiles that "threaten USA soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral". Read More »

Moon says North Korea crisis must end peacefully


The ICBM test-flights showed it's only a matter of time for the country to achieve its long-stated goal of possessing a long-range nuclear-armed missile capable of anywhere in the United States. But his efforts have so far been met with a string of threats and missile tests as the North works to build nuclear-armed missiles that can reach the USA mainland. Read More »

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis


The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a US attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for its leader, Kim Jong Un . " North Korea's missiles won't fly in the direction of Guam", he said. Adam Mount, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told CNN the USA military could use its THAAD defense system or Aegis destroyers to stop any North Korean projectiles. Read More »

Troubling Diplomacy In The Korean Peninsula

The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on August 6 banning North Korea's exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood, in a bid to choke off a third of Pyongyang's $3 billion annual export revenue. The move by North Korea apparently reflected its hope that the Japanese government will help it realize direct talks with the US government. Li Jie, a Chinese military analyst, told the South China Morning Post that China was not willing to go beyond economic ... Read More »

Both sides at fault, says Trump on racial violence


Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci seemingly took a swipe at President Trump on Wednesday over Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville last weekend. As chaos engulfed Charlottesville , Virginia on Saturday, President Donald Trump delivered a short message condemning violence " on many sides ". Read More »

With Friends Like These, Does South Korea Need Enemies?


Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the United States has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. Trump tweeted that Kim had "made a very wise and well reasoned decision", referring to North Korean official media saying the leader would not give an immediate order to launch multiple missiles toward Guam . Read More »

One dead after house explosion connected to Barcelona terror attack


Local cops tweeted , "there has just been a massive trampling on the Ramblas in Barcelona by a person with a van". "A terror attack in Barcelona is confirmed", Catalan police wrote on its Twitter account. The consulate's website urged US citizens to avoid Las Ramblas close to Plaza Catalunya and follow the local media for more information and guidance. Read More »

White Nationalist Threatens Lawsuit After Texas A&M Cancels Rally


Robert Shibley, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education , says Texas A&M might find it challenging to defend the cancellation of the event on safety grounds. "Obviously, there are many white people in America who are angry and Charlottesville was a large gathering to express that anger and hopefully to address those issues", Wiginton said in a phone interview with The Post, when asked about the phrasing. Read More »

Top Republican senator slams Trump and calls for 'radical changes'


A prominent Republican senator delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday of Donald Trump's short time in office, declaring he has not shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. He spoke Thursday to local reporters in Chattanooga. Corker also warned that without that, "our nation is going to go through great peril" and called for "radical change" at the White House. Read More »

After Barcelona, Trump Plugs Fiction About Pershing And Pig's Blood


Horrific footage shot from overhead showed terrified pedestrians screaming as they ran away from the scene, while others taken in the aftermath show at least 19 people lying on the floor covered in blood. "It takes a little while to get the facts". It comes just days after he told journalists at a press conference that his initial reaction to Charlottesville was short and blunt because he didn't know the facts. Read More »

North Korea suspends missile threat to Guam


CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump's national security adviser, tried to provide assurances that a conflict is avoidable, while also supporting Trump's tough talk. "It's not only in the interests of America and its allies, but also China and Russian Federation to see this fellow does not continue in his effort towards nuclearisation or longer-range missiles", he said. Read More »

Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing


How do you "disappear Down syndrome" then, as one of the article's taglines states? "The callous tone of the [CBS] piece makes selective abortion sound like a technological innovation rather than what it really is: the intentional targeting of "unfit" persons for total elimination". Read More »

Moon: US to seek Seoul's approval on N.Korea action


Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, signalled that he would wait a little longer before deciding whether to approve a previously threatened plan to fire four missiles into the waters off Guam . Both defense leaders reiterated the importance of the alliance and expressed their commitment to build a stronger partnership based on mutual trust and cooperation, White said, noting that they will meet later this month in Washington. Read More »

N Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam plan but opts to wait


During their separate call , Trump and Xi also hailed the adoption of a United Nations Security Council resolution targeting the North as an "important and necessary step toward achieving peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula", a White House statement read. Read More »

Poll finds majority of Americans want Confederate statues to remain


On Monday, at the urging of aides, Trump read a conciliatory message from a teleprompter, describing the Ku Klux Klan, Nazis and other hate groups as "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans". According to the poll conducted by Marist, with a sample size was 1,125 people, surveyed by landline and cellphone, "Fifty-two percent of people surveyed said Trump's response to the violence was insufficient, while 27 percent said his reaction was strong enough and 21 percent remained ... Read More »

People killed in Barcelona van crash, attack protocol triggered


In the wake of the van ramming people in the Barcelona crash, reports of two armed men entering a restaurant after the terrorist attack also broke, as reported by CNN . La Vanguardia cited investigation sources who said the suspected terrorist died after fleeing the scene of the crime. The search for suspects began when a van drove through a crowd of pedestrians on Barcelona's busy " Las Ramblas " thoroughfare on Thursday evening. Read More »

Tillerson Affirms Korea Military Threat After Bannon Scoffs

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the prospect of USA military action remains on the table in response to North Korea's nuclear threat, rejecting an assertion by senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon that there's no such option. Read More »

Woman's 24-carrot joy as lost engagement ring found in vegetable garden


Grams had worn the ring since 1951 before losing it, and she secretly replaced it so that her husband, Norman, who died five years ago, wouldn't notice it was gone. "I've never seen anything like that". "It was quite interesting". She told BBC that her husband was a jokester so she knows he would have found the discovery amusing, but she will be a lot more careful. Read More »

Teacher Shoots Himself Inside Classroom in Georgia School


There is no information on the condition of the teacher. "We commend the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for the professional way their officers responded to the situation", officials posted on the Facebook page. Arriving students were taken to the school gym to be picked up and buses were made available. The injured teacher was discovered by a school staff member who had experience in medical emergencies. Read More »

Pence: 'We have no tolerance for … white supremacists, neo-Nazis or the KKK'

The United States of America is always strongest, as the president has said so eloquently, when we are united around our shared values, and so it will always be. Pence had originally been scheduled to return home Friday afternoon. Washington, which backs the right-wing opposition in Venezuela , claims that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has destroyed democracy by electing the National Constituent Assembly to amend the Constitution, a mechanism that Venezuela's charter provides as a ... Read More »