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Cayetano: ASEAN won't oust N. Korea from ASEAN Regional Forum

Cayetano: ASEAN won't oust N. Korea from ASEAN Regional Forum Joel Wit, director of 38 North, a Washington-based North Korea monitoring project, said he did not think North Korea would agree to a suspension of missile tests unilaterally as a precondition to talks without, for example a suspension of large-scale military exercises held regularly by the United States and South Korea , which it has denounced as a prelude for invasion. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns of revenge 'thousand-fold'

North Korea warns of revenge 'thousand-fold' Those reassurances were meant to encourage North Korea to meet at the bargaining table. As Bader notes, North Korea is "a foe with one strength and many profound and eventually fatal weaknesses". Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi would not say whether the Code of Conduct in the heavily disputed South China Sea that would be negotiated between China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian N... [Full Article...]

Letting Obamacare implode might be Trump's least popular position yet

A majority - 57% - say they want Republicans to work across the aisle to make fixes to former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, also known as the Affordable Care Act. About 60 per cent of people said that Trump and congressional Republicans are responsible for any problems with the health law. There has been a 9-percentage-point increase in people who hold a favorable view since... [Full Article...]

Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria

Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria Bush's statements on preventive war, Head of the Regional Security Department of the Defense Studies Center at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Sergei Yermakov said on Friday. "It would be unlike anything we've ever seen, something we'd see in World War II". A threat his military calls "a load of nonsense", warning that only "absolute force" can work on him. [Full Article...]

Florida Delegation Reacts as Tensions Escalate with North Korea

Florida Delegation Reacts as Tensions Escalate with North Korea Tillerson reinterpreted Trump's obvious threat of attack to mean that "the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime on the USA unquestionable ability to defend itself. "Instead, the United States must face down this threat by leading with a firm, thoughtful strategy that unifies the global community and engages China against North Korea's unacceptable aggression". [Full Article...]

Guam tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats

Guam tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats North Korea did not threaten Guam with a nuclear attack, but the crisis between Pyongyang and the United States has stirred fears that of nuclear conflict in the region. But Hartz says the latest North Korea scare feels more serious than previous ones. Many refugees fleeing Vietnam were evacuated through Guam. In the fact sheet, Guam authorities advise residents to stay inside "the nearest bu... [Full Article...]

London close: Geopolitical tensions and ex-div stocks weigh on FTSE

London close: Geopolitical tensions and ex-div stocks weigh on FTSE The strength on Wall Street is partly due to bargain hunting, with traders picking up stocks at reduced levels following the pullback seen over the past few sessions. Global markets have been on edge for the bulk of the week after Trump warned North Korea of severe retribution should the authoritarian state proceed with any more missile tests or threats. [Full Article...]

Wall St opens lower as N.Korea tensions escalate

Wall St opens lower as N.Korea tensions escalate Wall Street's downbeat start followed a slide in major stock indexes in Europe and Asia. Prices for bonds and gold headed higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.9 per cent to end at 21,844.01, the only close below 22,000 since breaking through that level for the first time August 2. [Full Article...]

North Korea calls Seoul's foreign minister derogatory term for women

North Korea calls Seoul's foreign minister derogatory term for women Speaking at a regional security forum in Manila on Monday, Wang said the new resolution showed China and the global community's opposition to North Korea's continued missile tests, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has skipped a dinner in the Philippines for foreign ministers that North Korea's top diplomat attended. "There is no point... [Full Article...]

U.S. destroyer sent to Chinese waters as North Korea crisis deepens

U.S. destroyer sent to Chinese waters as North Korea crisis deepens The operation on Thursday punctuated that stance. The USS John S McCain came within 12 nautical miles of the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, the US Navy said in a statement . They sought compliance with an arbitration ruling previous year that invalidated China's claims in the South China Sea. "As you all know, United States forces will operate in the Asia-Pacific region". [Full Article...]

Damaged drainage system in flooded New Orleans is almost repaired

Damaged drainage system in flooded New Orleans is almost repaired The fire left only one of five giant turbines working to supply power to drainage pumps across the east bank. As a precautionary measure, all schools in Orleans Parish are closed Thursday and Friday. As New Orleans continued to mend its fragile drainage system Friday (Aug. 11), the threat of heavy rains - and the potential for more flooding - loomed over the city. [Full Article...]

S. Korea's military vows retaliation if N. Korea attacks

If carried out, it would be its most provocative missile launch to date. Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan. If U.S. territory is threatened, countermeasures are a no-brainer. Japan seized it for about 2? years during World War II. The North's military chief Ri Myong-su responded saying that if the United States continued in its "reckles... [Full Article...]

CNMI governor backs Trump's stance on North Korea

CNMI governor backs Trump's stance on North Korea During a news conference Friday, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said that despite the fiery rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang , the island is "safe and sound", the Pacific Daily News reported . 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 nuclear missiles that could hit the U... [Full Article...]

Trump brushes off critics of tough rhetoric

Trump brushes off critics of tough rhetoric On Your Side's Liz Owens talked with the senator who made his message very clear. On Thursday, President Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to unleash " fire and fury " on North Korea, pushing back against criticism that his aggressive rhetoric might backfire and inflame tensions. [Full Article...]

Asian stocks mostly lower on growing unease over North Korea

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 44.33 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,888.34, the S&P 500 gained 6.01 points, or 0.25 percent, to 2,444.22 and the Nasdaq Composite added 32.10 points, or 0.52 percent, to 6,248.97. July consumer price data for hints on the Fed's policy outlook and near-term moves in the dollar. Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, who has advocated for the Fed to ha... [Full Article...]

London jogger who allegedly pushed woman in front of bus denies attack

London jogger who allegedly pushed woman in front of bus denies attack Earlier this week, police released surveillance camera footage of the May 5 incident on Putney Bridge . The bus is seen swerving and narrowly missing the woman. Bellquist's lawyers say they have proof the 41-year-old could not have been the jogger on Putney Bridge . The firm said today Mr Bellquist has "irrefutable proof" he was in the United States at the time of the May 5 incident. [Full Article...]

Mariners Ace James Paxton Headed to 10-Day Disabled List

Mariners Ace James Paxton Headed to 10-Day Disabled List The Mariners enter Friday tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second American League Wild Card. Though Moore is typically a starter, Servais said he will be in the bullpen. He allowed only two hits in his first four innings, although one of those hits was a second-inning solo home run to Jefry Marte. That's the inning they blew their 5-1 lead. [Full Article...]

3.5 million North Koreans sign up to fight against US

3.5 million North Koreans sign up to fight against US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) backed away from an earlier claim that President Trump was acting more irresponsibly than North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during escalating rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang. He said that passage is for Christians, not governments. "Frankly, it's because they are not well-taught in the scriptures". "I'd say, he's being incredibly irresponsible, and he's ... [Full Article...]

Trump no descarta "una opción militar" en Venezuela

Trump no descarta Maduro pidió la llamada poco después de afirmar que Trump es "el presidente más débil que ha tenido Estados Unidos en cien años" y advertir que Venezuela nunca se "va a rendir", al mencionar las sanciones anunciadas la víspera por el Departamento del Tesoro a ocho venezolanos , entre ellos siete funcionarios actuales o antiguos del gobierno. [Full Article...]

US Military Disputes Claim Airstrike Killed Afghan Civilians

US Military Disputes Claim Airstrike Killed Afghan Civilians Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena district, said that among the dead were eight people from one family and four from another family. "The militants were observed loading weapons in to a vehicle and were under surveillance until the vehicle was destroyed by an airstrike", said Bob Purtiman, United States Forces-Afghanistan spokesman. [Full Article...]


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