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Diplomatic effort on DPRK nuclear issue "first and foremost": U.S. top diplomat

Diplomatic effort on DPRK nuclear issue Dunford said on Thursday the United States and South Korea would go ahead with joint military drills next week despite pressure from North Korea and its main ally, China , to halt the contentious exercises that Pyongyang routinely describes as preparation for war. [Full Article...]

Australian woman escapes third European terror attack in 3 months

Australian woman escapes third European terror attack in 3 months Spanish airport company AENA fell around 2 per cent after Thursday's attack, in which a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in central Barcelona, killing 13 people. Julia, who was with her friends, was hiding in a shop, where they were told to stay "as low as possible and away from the windows". They lay on the ground, without knowing what was going on, before they were eventuall... [Full Article...]

Jayalalithaa's legal heirs will be duly compensated: Tamil Nadu govt

Jayalalithaa's legal heirs will be duly compensated: Tamil Nadu govt The siblings asserted that they were the legal heirs to the property. The house belong to her paternal grandmother Sandhya and her aunt Jayalalithaa. AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala had been staying at the imposing Veda Nilayam until February, when she was sent to the Bangalore Central Jail in connection with a corruption case. [Full Article...]

SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC) Shares Sold by Smith Asset Management Group LP

ClariVest Asset Management LLC's holdings in SunCoke Energy were worth $1,042,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. When volumes suddenly increase above normal levels, it can be a sign that investors feel very strongly in one way or the other about the future direction of a stock, or may even have access to inside information. [Full Article...]

S. Korea, US defense ministers agree to closely coordinate against NK threats

S. Korea, US defense ministers agree to closely coordinate against NK threats Dunford was in Tokyo to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as top defense officials. Asked what would happen if North Korea followed through on a threat to launch missiles toward the United States or its allies, Mattis replied, "We would take immediate, specific actions to take it down". [Full Article...]

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears Tillerson describes US strategy as a concerted, deliberate pressure campaign to ultimately get to a diplomatic solution. On Friday, the highest ranking US general reiterated the United States' " ironclad commitment " to the safety and security of its strategic ally, Japan , following escalated tension on the Korean Peninsula over #North Korea's nuclear activities. [Full Article...]

Take precautions for upcoming solar eclipse

Take precautions for upcoming solar eclipse What are the details of the eclipse? The unites states of America is all set to witness a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The big show will occur along a narrow path of totality less than 70 miles wide stretching from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. [Full Article...]

Young Australian boy missing after van attack in Barcelona

Young Australian boy missing after van attack in Barcelona Thirteen people were killed in Barcelona yesterday afternoon when a van was driven at people along Las Ramblas and one woman died in Cambrils when a vehicle was driven at people in the popular tourist resort. However, she did not confirm the identity of the child. The Foreign Office has confirmed that a "small number" of Britons sustained injuries in the attacks in Spain. [Full Article...]

Dunford: US 'Prepared To Respond' To North Korea If Deterrence Fails

Dunford: US 'Prepared To Respond' To North Korea If Deterrence Fails The world is uniting against the North Korean threat, and even China - North Korea's only ally - voted for the resolution. It would be only South Korea that can decide to take military actions on the peninsula, said Moon who emphasized that any party cannot decide to take military actions on the peninsula without the consent of South Korea . [Full Article...]

Tillerson affirms President Trump's support for negotiations with North Korea

The two leaders previously agreed Washington and Tokyo would strengthen their economic and defensive relationships, while also realigning US forces in Japan to ensure their "long-term, sustainable presence". According to him, South Korea, Australia, India and Southeast Asian countries will increase their cooperation in security and defence more than ever. [Full Article...]

Armenia's Levon Aronian wins Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

Armenia's Levon Aronian wins Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Having garnered just seven points out of a possible eighteen in the rapid section, Anand needed a big breakthrough in the blitz tournament spanning over 18-rounds but he was not in his best shape to make a mark. Sergey Karjakin (13.5 + 8), Hikaru Nakamura (10.5 + 11) 21.5; 4. Earlier Aronian had won the Rapid event. The mind, it is precisely this that is failed to Garry Kasparov, who has y... [Full Article...]

Korea tensions ease slightly as United States officials play down war risks

Korea tensions ease slightly as United States officials play down war risks Payne also showed her support for Washington's new policy on North Korea, the Strategic Accountability - a measure proposed by US State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis seeking to pressure North Korea into the denuclearisation of the peninsula. [Full Article...]

North Korea: South Korea's Moon Jae-in a 'failure'

North Korea: South Korea's Moon Jae-in a 'failure' Without question, North Korean nuclear and missile issues must be resolved peacefully in any event. "The U.S. now sees itself as the primary concern and the South Koreans as a secondary concern". "I say this with confidence that there will be no war on the Korean Peninsula ever again", South Korea's liberal president said. Gen. Lee Wang-keun, the Air Force chief of staff, made the remark during ... [Full Article...]

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for North Korea

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for North Korea Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met their Japanese counterparts, Taro Kono and Itsunori Onodera, as part of an annual security review. He talked about purging rivals from the Defense and State departments to advance a more hawkish policy. Kono called on the North's traditional ally and main trading partner, China, to take actions "to make North Korea cha... [Full Article...]

South Korean leader vows to prevent war with North

South Korean leader vows to prevent war with North Moon, the liberal president elected in May, ruled out the prospect of another war on the Korean Peninsula, even as he warned Pyongyang that it was rapidly approaching a "red line" with its missile program. "I don't think we must rush into it", he said. "For peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do". His words echo statements by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary ... [Full Article...]

New solar forecasting tool could help increase efficiency and reduce energy costs

New solar forecasting tool could help increase efficiency and reduce energy costs Unlike most, however, the executive vice president for global energy at ICF, an international energy industry consulting firm, will also be thinking about power grids worldwide. The last time there was a total solar eclipse in the United States was 1979. The new service takes things a step further, in providing National Grid and other energy managers with a short term forecast, so that they ca... [Full Article...]

Trump cites tale of Gen. Pershing's pigs' blood bullets that historians dismiss

This supposedly led to a massive decline in radical terrorism by jihadists for the next several decades. Historians say there is not the slightest reason to believe that Pershing took the actions. Politifact points out there is actually solid historical evidence that Pershing favored diplomacy in dealing with the Moros. All were skeptical that these events ever happened. [Full Article...]

Brady: Watson has a great future

Brady: Watson has a great future And the rest, as they say, is history. This is the Patriots 2nd trip to the Greenbrier . The popular resort, site of a major PGA tournament, earned an additional measure of fame for having one of the largest Cold War-era bunkers in the country. [Full Article...]

Libraries to host viewings of rare eclipse

Libraries to host viewings of rare eclipse Each branch will have limited quantities of the glasses available starting Saturday. If the weather does not cooperate, the university will open a lecture hall where attendees can view a live feed from NASA as it monitors the eclipse. "There will also be safety tips on how to best and safely view the eclipse", Franklin said. In Vermont, the eclipse will appear as a 60 percent covering of the sun... [Full Article...]

Patriots' Tom Brady: Training camp is a lot easier for me now

Patriots' Tom Brady: Training camp is a lot easier for me now Watt. The countdown until kickoff is on as the Houston Texans get ready for their first preseason home game against the reigning National Football League champs, the New England Patriots . Brady learning technique on how to play gunner or punt protector (or whatever they were working on in that meeting) is, indeed, a thing of legends. [Full Article...]


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