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South Korea military drills - an unnecessary provocation?

South Korea military drills - an unnecessary provocation? But this year's exercises come just as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un actually de-escalated tensions by putting put on hold a plan to fire intermediate range ballistic missiles toward waters near the USA territory of Guam . "If South Korea really wants no war on the Korean Peninsula, it should try to stop this military exercise". US and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that c... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers want push against Arpaio pardon during Trump Phoenix visit

Lawmakers want push against Arpaio pardon during Trump Phoenix visit A pardon of Sheriff Arpaio would be excusing racist and illegal policing policies. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The two haven't diverged on immigration. Both argue that local law enforcement should do more to assist with deportations ― something that Arpaio attempted when he sent his deputies to sweep thr... [Full Article...]

Pyongyang calls US-South Korean war games a step to nuclear war

The exercises may feature simulated use of "counter-weapons-of-mass-destructions (CWMD) operations and sustaining allied maneuvers in the aftermath of a North Korean nuclear attack against core U.S". goal of getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, according to the report by independent U.N. experts who monitor sanctions violations for the U.N. [Full Article...]

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills — BBCI

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills — BBCI South Korean president Moon Jae-in (centre) in a cabinet meeting over annual military drills with the USA, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Monday. During last year's drills, North Korea launched a ballistic missile from a submarine and put its military on the highest alert. Foal Eagle/Key Resolve is usually held for several weeks in spring, while Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) is he... [Full Article...]

Woman dies after she's hit by auto while watching eclipse

Woman dies after she's hit by auto while watching eclipse The driver of the auto was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center, WKYT reported . Sims says 23-year-old pedestrian Mackenzie P. Hays of Hazard was pronounced dead at the scene. Noble, 38, was taken to Holston-Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, officials said. Barry Martin, the CEO of Primary Care Centers released the following statement: "A tragic accident occurred today involvin... [Full Article...]

Osinbajo, others celebrate President's return at Aso Villa Chapel

In an apparent move to reassure Nigerians living in places removed from their states of origin, Mr. Buhari stressed the right of every Nigerian to reside and conduct business anywhere within the country. The refusal of officials to disclose the nature of the ailment has led to speculation about the illness. The entire speech more or less focuses on unity in Nigeria, which although a pressing and v... [Full Article...]

Search for missing Army crew in Hawaii suspended

Search for missing Army crew in Hawaii suspended Army personnel at the command center in Haleiwa. The US Coast Guard is continuing its search for a missing US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew. Hawaii media outlets say a former Wichita Falls family has been told their son is one of the five missing. Coast Guard and Navy vessels and helicopters, along with civilian authorities, searched an area of more than 72,000 square nautical miles... [Full Article...]

Chile court rules in favor of abortion in some cases

Chile court rules in favor of abortion in some cases In testimony before the court, on August 16, Vivanco argued that "the total ban on abortion is a disproportionate and overwhelming burden on women that undermines their dignity and their fundamental rights to life , health, and to be free from cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment". [Full Article...]

Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia

Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia Nouhad Machnouk told reporters that four Lebanese-Australian brothers, including one who is in detention in Lebanon, had planned to blow up the plane with bombs hidden inside a large Barbie doll and a meat grinder. "They are four brothers who had a personal vendetta, and one of them moved to Raqqa in Syria and joined ISIL, and our intelligence kept track of him", said the interior minister. [Full Article...]

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins The US military describes the software behind the drills as "state-of-the-art wargaming computer simulations". "No, no, this is an exercise for the defense of Korea". The threats come as President Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have traded warnings in recent weeks, as the North demonstrated progress in its quest for nuclear weapons capable of striking the US mainland despite globa... [Full Article...]

Palestinian foreign minister welcomes Egypt's warmer ties with Hamas

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Abbas , said this weekend that the Palestinians "want clarity" on the two-state solution and are waiting for a "clear vision" from the USA on how to advance the peace process. They urged the worldwide community and the US administration to step up efforts to set the ground to kick start peace negotiations. President Trump went out on a bit of a limb in trying... [Full Article...]

Of course President Dumbass looked directly at the solar eclipse

Of course President Dumbass looked directly at the solar eclipse According to NASA, it is unsafe to stare directly at the sun, except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse ("totality"), when the moon entirely blocks the sun's face. South Carolina Republican Sen. The total eclipse hit SC at around 2:40 p.m. The eclipse was expected to be the most watched and photographed in history. [Full Article...]

Mother killed in gruesome elevator accident minutes after giving birth in Spain

Rocio Cortes Nuñez, 26, had just given birth to her third child and was being transferred to a different floor when the tragedy happened. Her baby, who was not harmed in the incident, was transported to the Virgen del Rocío children's hospital. [Full Article...]

Mum 'cut in half' by hospital lift after giving birth

Mum 'cut in half' by hospital lift after giving birth Today it has been Rocio, but tomorrow it could be another person". Her baby was not with her when the tragedy happened. The baby was with her but somehow survived. Local media reported the young woman's father Juan Manuel Cortes shouted: 'They killed her! Photo: Facebook Nunez's injuries have not been disclosed, but local news outlets reported that the elevator doors crushed her to death. [Full Article...]

Mother cut in half by faulty hospital lift

Today it has been Rocio, but tomorrow it could be another person", he told ABC Sevilla . Her baby was not with her when the tragedy happened. She had two other daughters, aged four and five. Local media reported the young woman's father Juan Manuel Cortes shouted: 'They killed her! According to local reports, Cortes was on a stretcher when the lift suffered mechanical failure and went up o... [Full Article...]

Fugitive in Barcelona terrorist attack shot down, police say

Fugitive in Barcelona terrorist attack shot down, police say The Spanish government made a decision to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 but said to reinforce security measures at the same time, the Interior Ministry said Saturday in a statement. So far, four people have been arrested and are being questioned by police. Spanish police gunned down all five attackers. Officials also announced a series of controlled explosions on Saturday in Alc... [Full Article...]

Barcelona terror attack: driver still at large, identity confirmed

Barcelona terror attack: driver still at large, identity confirmed Police said that he had appeared to be wearing an explosive belt in the "incident" in Subirats, a town near Barcelona . Earlier Monday, police had launched an appeal for information about the 22-year-old fugitive, believed to be the last remaining member of a 12-man cell suspected of plotting last week's deadly attacks. [Full Article...]

Gas Tanks: Extremists in Spain Planned Massive Attack

Spanish police have extended the search for the man who killed 13 people in Barcelona to all of Europe as details emerged of how he fled on foot after ramming his van into crowds on Las Ramblas before disappearing. There is still one person missing". There were few signs the brothers had become radicalised. Investigators are seeking to unravel the role of the imam, who is believed to have ... [Full Article...]

Italian officials: 1 dead, 7 missing after quake hits resort

Italian officials: 1 dead, 7 missing after quake hits resort The quake hit a few days before the first anniversary of a major quake that killed almost 300 people in central Italy, a lot of them in the town of Amatrice. Ischia's only hospital was also hit and had to be partially evacuated. Roberto Allocca, a doctor from a local hospital, told Sky TG24 television that about 25 people had been treated for minor injuries. [Full Article...]

US, S.Korea Commence Computer-Simulated Exercises

US, S.Korea Commence Computer-Simulated Exercises USA and South Korean forces are preparing for a joint military exercise just weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to launch missiles toward Guam . Moon made the remarks at a meeting at Cheong Wa Dae with a bipartisan group of USA lawmakers including Sens. This year, 17,500 members of the US military and almost 50,000 servicemembers from the South Korean military ... [Full Article...]


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