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Confrontation with North Korea not imminent

Pompeo on Fox News, when asked about the possibility of a missile north Korean nuclear strike on american soil. If the USA saw a North Korean ICBM heading its way, it may choose to respond with a nuclear counterattack. "That is their ticket to survival, and I don't see any way that they're going to give it up", he added. The US and South Korean militaries are about to conduct another round of joint war games that will again fuel tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Dunford says U.S. military options only if sanctions fail: South Korea

Pacific territory of Guam. President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, before their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Monday. He said the 1950-53 Korean war had "cost more than a million lives, left cities in ruins and perpetuated the division of the peninsula". In a fresh warning, Pyongyang's official media on Monday lashed out at the allies for the upcoming Ulchi Freedom Guardian annual military ... Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

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He said the USA has a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions, but he declined to provide specifics. And Pompeo said he fully expected Kim to continue to oversee missile tests and seek to advance the North Korean nuclear program in an effort to shore up the country's ability to strike the mainland United States with a nuclear weapon. Read More »

Guam is telling its citizens how to survive a nuclear attack

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North Korea's military is "examining the operational plan" to strike areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles, state-run news agency KCNA said early Wednesday, August 9, 2017 local time . "Don't worry about a thing", President Trump responded. North Korea parades ballistic missiles across Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on April 15. Read More »

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

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It's his decision. But I mean, at the end of the day, I think the president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House. "I didn't say I didn't do the wrong thing", Scaramucci said ". He's referring to Trump's comment following a brutal attack that left one dead and nearly 20 injured at a white supremacist rally Saturday. "Can you and Steve Bannon still work together in this White House or not?" Trump's response was criticized by politicians on both sides of ... Read More »

Guam: Small But Important Piece of US Territory in Pacific

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The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases - Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south - which are home to 7,000 USA troops. Guam's proximity to the Korean peninsula is also what makes it an attractive target for North Korea. Chamorros are the indigenous people of Guam . Read More »

North Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Life of Hard Labor

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In June of this year, US university student Otto Warmbier was released from North Korea in a comatose state and died shortly after his return to the U.S. Prior to his release, Lim's family expressed concern for his health as he was known to have lost a significant amount of weight, and to have complained of stomach pain. Read More »

Venezuela uses 'excessive force to crush dissent'

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Venezuela is already struggling under a dire economic crisis in which much of the population of 30 million is suffering shortages of food and medicine. Major Latin American nations have rejected the legitimacy of the Constituent Assembly, and South American nations have indefinitely suspended Venezuela from the Mercosur trading bloc for breaking "democratic order". Read More »

More wet weather for parts of North Carolina

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Thursday should be cloudy through the day before storms return in the evening. Winds SE around 5 miles per hour. There will be a 40 percent chance of rain at night. Mostly cloudy with a low around 72. Highs on Sunday will be cooler (low 80s) due to more cloud cover in the mountains. It will be slightly warmer on Friday with a high of about 82 degrees, forecasters say. Read More »

Police believe child found dead in van was in vehicle all day

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At about 9 a.m. Monday, the driver had picked up Myles and other kids at the center and drove them to another Little Miracles location. The sweltering Florida heat reached a high of 94-degrees Fahrenheit in Orlando on Monday, while temperatures inside a vehicle can rise higher. Read More »

Gay marriage vote set to go postal

Members of Australia's governing coalition on August 7, 2017 , blocked efforts to allow a conscience vote in the country's parliament on whether to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Details of the vote have been announced today by the Turnbull government. He added, "I'm a strong leader". Tasmanian crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie, who voted in favour of the plebscite last November, said she would not support a postal vote. Read More »

Tropical Storm Franklin Not Threat To Bermuda

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It has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and it is moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for Mexico and Belize. Franklin will then move into the southwest Gulf of Mexico (Bay of Campeche) by late Tuesday, and may gain some strength before making a final landfall in eastern Mexico Thursday. Read More »

Chinese tourists detained for giving Nazi salute in Berlin

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For the two men who thought nothing of saluting in the style of Hitler outside the Reichstag , a judge ordered each to post €500 (S$801.73) in bail. Laws prohibiting the salute also exist across Austria, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and several other nations. Read More »

Gujarat MLAs meet guv Vala

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He advised the Centre to conduct similar raids on the office of BJP president Amit Shah , who is contesting the Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat. The first batch of 10 MLAs will leave by early morning 4 am and rest will leave by 12 noon. Read More »

Never proposed Ayesha Gulalai for marriage: Naeem-ul-Haque

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Central leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Ahsan Iqbal says Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan is not appearing before the Election Commission regarding his case. "This is tried and tested method of PML-N", said Imran in an interview with a private TV channel. Khan claimed he was taken by surprise by the MNA's allegations, especially because he had met her only 24 hours before her explosive press conference on Tuesday. Read More »

British model 'kidnapped in Milan for Dark Web auction'

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A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "We have been providing consular support to a British woman in Italy and are in touch with local authorities". "Analysis of his email shows this man belonged to an organisation called "Black Death", Milan prosecutor Paolo Storari said in a media conference overnight, The Telegraph Reported. Read More »

Rain Chances Return Thursday

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Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 60s. The overnight low will be 71. Highs are only in the upper 80s, so a nice relief during the hottest month of the year! More scattered thunderstorms will be likely this evening. We have enjoyed some dry, pleasant weather over the last few days. As we head through the afternoon skies will become partly cloudy to mostly sunny as temperatures begin to soar. Read More »

Trump joining with GOP senators to push immigration changes

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VerBruggen calls that a major problem, with good reason: Politically, opposing legal immigration is not a good hill to fight on. The RAISE Act replaces the current permanent employment-visa framework with a skills-based system that rewards applicants based on their individual merits. Read More »

Infants Die in Arizona After Being Left in Hot Cars

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Two babies have died after being left in hot cars in the same U.S. city within 24-hours of each other. A 1-year-old boy is dead after being found in a hot vehicle in south Phoenix. Even then family members said that began gathering in the church to support parents shortly after this happened. The boy was in the care of his grandparents at the time, the Republic reported . Read More »

Town mayor killed as Philippines war on drugs escalates

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Parojinog Sr. was killed in a series of raids in San Roque Lawis, Ozamiz City early Sunday along with 14 others. Confiscated from the mayor's home were $27,000 in cash, three rifle grenades, bags of suspected illegal drug shabu and a firearm, the Mindanaoan Broadcasting Channel told CNN Philippines . Read More »

Time for Talk Is Over on North Korea

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His concern, however, was not North Korea but fear that China would close the technology gap between the USA and Chinese militaries. Trump responded to the test by ripping China's leadership on Twitter. China's already backing out of that suggestion , saying they can't really do anything by themselves, and suggesting the U.S. and North Korea need to talk between themselves to solve the situation. Read More »

Downing Street backs Philip Hammond as he softens stance on Brexit again

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A spokesman for Mrs May, who was attending World War I centenary tributes in Ypres, Belgium, said: 'It would be wrong to suggest free movement will continue as it is now. She fired the first salvo on Thursday, saying there would be no sudden clampdown on European Union migrants to Britain the day after Brexit. "I often hear it said that the United Kingdom is considering participating in unfair competition in regulation and tax ". Read More »

Russian Federation orders cut in U.S. diplomats in reaction to sanctions

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Russian state television channel Rossiya 24 said over 700 staff would be affected but that was not confirmed by the foreign ministry or the U.S. embassy. These moves were caused by a series of hostile actions by Washington, including "unlawful" sanctions and "slanderous" accusations against Russia, said Lavrov, according to a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Read More »

US President Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with John Kelly

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The President broke the news on Twitter when the plane landed, welcoming incoming chief of staff Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly. US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly testifying during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC. Read More »

'Skinny repeal' rejected in big blow for Trump

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That's certainly what it sounded like when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said following the failed health care vote on Friday, "Now, Mr. President, it's time to move on ". Bill Cassidy, R-La. The House passed legislation repealing and replacing "Obamacare" in May. Premiums would increase by 20% every year until 2026. Read More »

United Nations concerned over unrest in Venezuela ahead of election

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Opposition leaders have said they are willing to talk only if Sunday's vote is postponed. The EU, UN and heavyweight nations in the Organization of American States have all also urged Maduro to drop his controversial plan. Maduro did not ask whether Venezuelans actually wanted to replace their constitution, however. "What happens if they impose the Constituent Assembly?" For months, violence has spiraled out of control as the struggle for food and medicine grows. Read More »

Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US

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During a trip to Finland, Mr. Putin said USA sanctions passed by the House of Representatives and expected to be approved by the Senate this week would force the Kremlin to respond. Putin said, Russian news agencies reported. The bill would affect a range of Russian industries and might further hurt the Russian economy, already weakened by 2014 sanctions imposed after the Ukraine crisis. Read More »

Fusion GPS: White House trying to smear us on Russian Federation

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Browder testified Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson was hired by a client of Natalia Veselnitskaya , the lawyer who visited Donald Trump Jr ., to lobby for a repeal of the Magnitsky Act . "You basically become a financial pariah". He was later thrown in jail by the same Interior Ministry officers he testified against during criminal proceedings to punish those involved in the tax scheme, Browder said in 2015, and died in custody after being held for 358 days. Read More »