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Newspaper: Chinese vice premier to attend Independence celebrations

Newspaper: Chinese vice premier to attend Independence celebrations Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra hoisted the national flag of Pakistan at a colourful ceremony in Colombo. Change of guard ceremonies were also held at Mazar-e-Quaid and Mazar-e-Iqbal. Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will attend the event. [Artigo completo...]

Military solution to North Korea would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

Military solution to North Korea would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale' But he stressed the U.S. is pursuing "a very determined diplomatic effort" led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that is coupled with new financial sanctions to dissuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from further provocations. "The US military is locked and loaded every day", Mr McMaster said, repeating Mr Trump's threat. Chinese President Xi Jing Ping has joined other world leaders in urgin... [Artigo completo...]

Youth killed in Pulwama firing, 3 soldiers injured on LoC

Youth killed in Pulwama firing, 3 soldiers injured on LoC A youth was killed when CRPF personnel fired pellets on protesters in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday. The police are yet to confirm the killing and the details that lead to the firing. He said the curbs have been enforced in the police station areas of Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, M R Gunj and Safakadal. The injured jawans, identified as Sepoy Balvinder Singh, Sepoy Kulwinder Si... [Artigo completo...]

Renegade al-Shabaab leader defects to government

Renegade al-Shabaab leader defects to government State Department has withdrawn its $5 million bounty on Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, that has been in place since 2012, following consultations with Somali government to facilitate his surrender. government. Al Shabaab launched several attacks in a bid to capture or kill him in vain. It was not immediately clear if the timing of the defection was linked. [Artigo completo...]

Trump says he's open to military intervention in Venezuela

Trump says he's open to military intervention in Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and his government have faced strong criticism from several Latin American nations over the controversial Constituent Assembly, which has the power to rewrite the country's constitution. Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, in turn, said Friday that Trump's threat of military action was an act of craziness. The comment marked a serious escalation in rhetoric for... [Artigo completo...]

Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses Kimberly Stepien, a retina specialist with UW Health. Customers who didn't receive a recall email are safe to use the ones they purchased, Oregon Live reported Saturday. More safety tips can be found at aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/solar-eclipse-eye-safety . On Aug. 21, the first total eclipse of the sun in the US since 1979 will sweep across the country from OR to SC, with the rest... [Artigo completo...]

Egypt detains train workers 15 days over crash

Egypt detains train workers 15 days over crash Egypt's Transport Minister Hesham Arafat accepted on Sunday the resignation of Medhat Shousha , the chief of the country's railway department, two days after a deadly trains' collision near Alexandria . "The rescue team is now searching for survivals while ambulances are transferring the injured to nearby hospitals", said Magdy Hegazi, undersecretary at the Health ministry. [Artigo completo...]

Australian Deputy PM could be a Kiwi, unqualified for office

Australian Deputy PM could be a Kiwi, unqualified for office The government has received advice from the Solicitor-General on the matter. "I think if Joyce is forced out, Turnbull would call an election", said Peter Chen, a senior lecturer in government at the University of Sydney. BARNABY Joyce must be kicking himself for missing this ridiculously simple way to confirm he was a New Zealander. Such dual citizenship would force Joyce from the House of R... [Artigo completo...]

Defense Secretary, Schwarzenegger say U.S. ready to respond

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Thursday that the United States military is prepared to respond to an attack from North Korea "should they be needed". The statement represents a marked uptick in rhetoric from the Pentagon, where senior officials along with Mattis, have long stressed a diplomatic solution to North Korea's provocative actions that have included nuclear and ballistic missile t... [Artigo completo...]

United States officials say confrontation with North Korea not imminent

United States officials say confrontation with North Korea not imminent Pompeo said "there's nothing imminent today", in response to a question about how anxious should people be over the escalating tensions. He also will discuss military options in the event the "diplomatic and economic pressurization campaign" fails. [Artigo completo...]

BBCI: Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike

BBCI: Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike Following the announcement of results, Odinga accused the Kenyatta's Jubilee Party of electoral fraud. In his victory speech, Kenyatta pledged to unite the country and said he was extending a "hand of friendship and cooperation" to the opposition. [Artigo completo...]

New York City protests Trump prior to his NYC visit

New York City protests Trump prior to his NYC visit Following the November 8 election, security around Trump Tower was bolstered dramatically, even including a fleet of heavy sanitation department trucks stuffed with sand to wall off the front of the building from any potential vehicle bomb attacks. [Artigo completo...]

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Korea not 'imminent

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Korea not 'imminent The war of words comes as North Korea continues its missile and nuclear programs. "But each time they test another missile, or if they should conduct a nuclear weapons test, they develop expertise, they expand the envelope, and so it is probably fair to say they are moving toward that at an ever-alarming rate". [Artigo completo...]

Kuwait struggles to deal with oil spill

Kuwait struggles to deal with oil spill Kuwait will finish cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf this week, a Kuwaiti newspaper report said on Sunday, quoting the country's oil minister. "This is what happens when under-qualified individuals handle the government's most sensitive environment entity". "This media blackout is intentional, and wrong". [Artigo completo...]

Guam shrugs off North Korea threat - taking it in stride

Guam shrugs off North Korea threat - taking it in stride North Korea's apparently rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland has fuelled tensions that erupted into a war of words between Washington and Pyongyang this week, unnerving regional powers and global investors. [Artigo completo...]

Merkel says she sees no military solution to North Korea

Merkel says she sees no military solution to North Korea China's President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with US President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions. The United States, which is technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with only a truce, wants to stop Pyongyang from developing nu... [Artigo completo...]

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah says Assad regime 'will stay on'

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah says Assad regime 'will stay on' Elsewhere in his speech, Nasrallah explained that Hezbollah only fights outside the Lebanese borders and will not use force in domestic developments of the country. About 1,200 Lebanese, majority civilians, lost their lives during Israel's 33-day war on Lebanon back in the summer of 2006. "We have been complaining to the UN Security Council for 60 years and not gained anything from it". [Artigo completo...]

Malaysia: Violence erupts at political forum led by former PM Mahathir

Malaysia: Violence erupts at political forum led by former PM Mahathir Mahathir was safely escorted out of the hall. "We haven't decided what to charge them with yet, because no one has yet to lodge a police report", he said, adding that no serious injuries were reported in the incident. Mahathir has been spearheading calls for Najib to resign over a multibillion-dollar scandal involving indebted state fund 1MDB, which is being investigated in several countries for... [Artigo completo...]

Chinese Vice Premier in Islamabad to attend Pakistan's I-Day

Chinese Vice Premier in Islamabad to attend Pakistan's I-Day During his visit, the vice premier will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony on August 14 as a special guest, and call on President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. A number of organisations have chalked out programmes to mark the Independence Day . Wazir Mansion, known as 'Quaid-e-Azam Birthplace Museum, ' was a family home of Jinnah in the district Kharadar of Karachi, Si... [Artigo completo...]

USA 'taking all possible actions' to defend against North Korea

USA 'taking all possible actions' to defend against North Korea The country's state-run newspaper said that leader Kim Jung Un's revolutionary army is "capable of fighting any war the USA wants". "That was one of those I wish I'd not said", Ellison explained. "The United States military is locked and loaded every day, and especially those who are on the front lines of freedom, such as those that are stationed in South Korea and those soldier, sailors, airmen... [Artigo completo...]


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