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PAC-3 missile system deployed closer to path used by N. Korea


Japan relocated four more PAC-3 units to prefectures in western Japan in August after North Korea threatened to fire missiles toward the USA territory of Guam. Park Soo-hyun, the spokesman for South Korea's Blue House, said: "The two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation, and exert stronger and practical sanctions on North Korea so that it realises provocative actions leads to further diplomatic isolation and economic pressure". Read More »

Finish Line Q2 Sales & Profit Fall Short


The transaction related to this sale was declared in a transaction filed with the SEC which is available at this link . Also, COO Melissa A. Greenwell sold 7,525 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Saturday, July 15th. Revenue for the quarter came in at $469.4 million, down from $485.2 million in the same period previous year. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) yearly performance is 8.77% and net profit margin is -3.40%. Read More »

Israel hits 'Hezbollah weapons' depot near Damascus airport

Israel and Hezbollah went to war in 2006. There have been no confirmations or denials from Israel, Syria or Hezbollah on any of the reports. The Israeli missiles caused huge material damages at the facility, although no casualties have been so far reported , airport sources said today. Read More »

Russian Foreign Minister accuses Trump of 'demonizing' North Korea in United Nations speech


Lavrov asserted that U.N. Security Council resolutions reached unanimously contain not only sanctions provisions, but obligations to engage in a political process. Iran-related issues that arouse concerns in the United States should be solved within relevant formats, he added. The nuclear accord, signed by Russian Federation, the United States, Germany, China, Iran, and Britain, was originally negotiated during former U.S. Read More »

Urgent action on Rohingya crisis urged


The Rohingya Muslims live in India after fleeing Myanmar over the past decade. Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs says Sri Lanka has never deviated from the accepted procedure and always worked within the approved frame of law regarding the refugees. Read More »

Zach Adams found guilty of Holly Bobo murder


A court spokeswoman has given news media a notice of 30 minutes to prepare for a verdict in the trial of Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee. Adams did not testify in his own defense. "Six years, and we've been here two weeks and this isn't the first time that Karen Bobo has been in the room with the person that killed her daughter", prosecutor Paul Hagerman said. Read More »

Hurricane Maria kills over 15 in Dominica Island


The last Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico occurred in 1932. "Airports are dysfunctional, so we are unable to land any aircraft there". "It's a system that has destroyed everything in its path". Maria is expected to dump as much as 25 inches (63cms) of rain on parts of the island and bring storm surges of up to 3 metres, the NHC said. Declaring a disaster would mean the island could receive more federal assistance in its recovery. Read More »

College campus assault guidance gets scrapped by Education Secretary


Under the instructions by the Obama administration from 2011 and 2014, colleges were told to use the " preponderance of evidence " standard to decide whether a sexual assault occurred, a less rigorous evidentiary standard than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" that applies in most criminal cases. Read More »

Autumn officially starts today


The first day of autumn has arrived - a glorious time of year filled with woolly jumpers, knitted scarves and the occasional game of conkers (no stamps, please). For some, the equinox is a spiritual time, with Druids and Pagans particularly keen on the astronomical event. Today, Sept. 22, marks the autumnal equinox of 2017, officially ending summer and bringing us in the northern hemisphere into fall. Read More »

Options for North Korea are 'effective and overwhelming'


Nikki Haley , the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has "plenty of options" for addressing North Korea, in light of Pyongyang's latest missile test that launched over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean early Friday. Read More »

Gov Edwards No Fan Of Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill


A study from consulting firm Avalere Health said the new law would result in about $133 billion less in federal funding for Arizona, while the left-leaning Center for American Progress estimated about 511,000 Arizonans would lose health care coverage. Read More »

Telia settles Uzbekistan corruption case for Dollars 965 million

Telia and its Uzbek subsidiary, Coscom LLC, "have admitted to paying, over many years, more than $331 million in bribes to an Uzbek government official". The Stockholm-based company entered into a deferred-prosecution agreement in the USA charging the company with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars the use of bribes to foreign officials to get or keep business. Read More »

How a 7.1 magnitude quake devastated Mexico this week


This natural disaster came only two weeks after a separate 8.1 magnitude quake hit elsewhere in Mexico, killing almost 100 people. This quake led to dozens of deaths and the toppling of a number of buildings. In Mexico all the new structures are built with that objective because the chances are very high. "We are certainly envious of people who could predict the eclipse", he said , referring to the solar eclipse that crossed the sky earlier this year. Read More »

Harry wows royal fans in Toronto - and will Meghan come too?


The announcement comes on the same day Harry arrived to Toronto, Canada, for the Invictus Games . All eyes will be on whether Harry is accompanied by his Toronto-based girlfriend Meghan Markle , who is widely expected to become engaged to the Prince later this year, ahead of a likely wedding next year. Read More »

James Comey delivers keynote address to Howard University students


The livestream then cut out for about 10 minutes, replaced by a video produced by Howard. He then began his prepared remarks, appearing to strain to speak above the chanting, which continued. An overwhelming percentage of the audience was in favor of hearing Comey and sided with dean Richardson. "What just happened is not the Howard way at all", Brittiany Royster, also a freshman at Howard. Read More »

Bali on alert amid fears Mount Agung volcano will erupt


Nugroho said the current activity - there have been hundreds of tremors daily since Monday - resembled the behaviour in the run-up to that eruption. Bali's global airport in Denpasar, which is used by millions of foreign tourists each year, is now operating as normal, the officials say. Read More »

Tillerson, Zarif in first meeting with partners on Iran nuclear deal


Criticism by the Donald Trump administration of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, including the United States, has focused heavily on Tehran's continuing missile programme. "We can not let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building unsafe missiles, and we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program", he said. Read More »

US Urges Financial Institutions to Choose between US or N. Korea

During a press briefing Thursday afternoon, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin unveiled new sanctions aimed at restricting North Korea and its developing nuclear program. Mnuchin praised previous U.N. restrictions, saying the new ones went further and allowed the United States to "block any financial institution that doesn't follow through on the U.N. Read More »

Maine Air Guard unit headed to the US Virgin Islands


Gear grew up on the Caribbean islands and planned to fly 20 animals to the states each day for a week after Irma hit, but made a decision to escalate her plan once Maria barreled into the picture . John saw some of the worst destruction. "We have been leaning forward and keeping a watchful eye on what has happened in Texas and Florida , and we have assembled a great team of professionals who want to get on the ground and start helping people in the Virgin Islands", said Colonel Scott ... Read More »

President Rouhani hits back at Trump in UNGA speech


Rouhani continued by defending his country's participation in the nuclear agreement and offered a threat directed towards the USA, saying that Iran "will respond decisively and resolutely to its violation by any party". So what does that tell you about the Israeli government? "If the USA government is concerned about the access of Iranians to internet, then why it [the US] has blocked the access of Iranians to various websites under the pretext of sanctions?" I think these things go ... Read More »

Minnesota targeted by Russia-backed groups before 2016 election


Cox says that even before Friday's notification, the state did not suspect that hackers had made any attempts to breach Utah elections systems. The secretary of state's office also says it uses a paper-based system that lets officials examine a voter's intent and can hand-count a race if necessary. Read More »

Charmin hopes lots of toilet paper can flush out the 'Mad Pooper'


The company tweeted a message to a jogger wanted by Colorado police and dubbed the "Mad Pooper" by residents of the community where she has been regularly taking a dump in public. She's been spotted pooping in front of children and has been leaving No. 2s and soiled napkins on the ground for almost two months now, according to The Gazette in Colorado Springs . Read More »

Syrian activist, daughter stabbed to death in Istanbul


The media advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders, has called on Turkey's government to protect Syrian journalists in exile in the country. A fifth journalist survived two attacks. The mother and daughter have been confirmed as family members of the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting in the U.S. in 2015 when a known Islamophobe murdered Deah Barakat along with his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Read More »

Man shot by police outside 7-Eleven in Huntington Beach dies


At one point, the officer tells the suspect to "get down". While on the ground, the man grabs something from the officer's belt and the officer pulls out his gun and backs away. A suspect has died following an officer-involved shooting outside of a 7-Eleven store in Huntington Beach, police say, and the incident was caught on camera. Read More »

In Defiance to US, Iran Unveils New Missile During Parade

In a world where bullying and domineering powers, who lack morality, conscience and humanity and have no qualms about invading countries and killing innocent people, are dominant, developing defensive and offensive industries is quite natural because security will not be achieved unless these powers feel the country's might, the Leader said in 2016. Read More »

Teenager charged over London Underground attack


Hassan faces the charge of attempting to murder passengers on the tube train. Westminster Magistrates' Court granted police permission to continue questioning two of the remaining men, both arrested in Wales, until Tuesday. British police have arrested a sixth person in connection with last week's attack on a London subway train. London's police chief says the bomb that failed to fully detonate last week in a London subway vehicle was loaded with explosives and shrapnel. Read More »

Trump's threat akin to 'sound of a dog barking' - N. Korea


The president threatened to "destroy" the communist nation if it threatened the United States. Kim Jong Un's statement took a jab at Trump in part by echoing critics who have rebuked Trump's own off-the-cuff remarks in the early months of his presidency. Read More »

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum


Catalonia , a wealthy region of 7.5 million people in north-eastern Spain, has its own language and culture but is not recognised as a separate nation by the Spanish state. Catalans have launched a hate campaign against Spaniards who oppose the controversial independence referendum , sending photographs of nooses to several councillors and, in one case, calling for a woman to be gang-raped. Read More »