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European Union coordinates defense operations with joint defense pact

European Union coordinates defense operations with joint defense pact There are strong indications that British officials are pushing hard for the United Kingdom to be included in the Permanent Structured Cooperation process, or PESCO, which is key to the Defence Union plans set out by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker recently . [Full Article...]

One of three missing Chinese students found, Toronto police say

One of three missing Chinese students found, Toronto police say According to police, Zhang eventually turned on her phone and saw text messages from her friends urging her to contact authorities. Investigators believe the disappearances are part of plot in which scammers instruct the Chinese students to go into hiding under threat that their relatives will be harmed. [Full Article...]

'For the future of Asia, humanity': PM Modi, President Trump bilateral meet

'For the future of Asia, humanity': PM Modi, President Trump bilateral meet President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet pose for a photo with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) member states and dialogue partners prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. [Full Article...]

Militants cross from Afghanistan, kill two Pakistani soldiers - army

Militants cross from Afghanistan, kill two Pakistani soldiers - army According to the statement issued today, a group of terrorists from the Afghanistan side attacked Pakistani posts along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region in Bajaur Agency. Islamabad and Kabul regularly accuse each other of supporting or failing to curb militants who cross the largely open border to carry out attacks. [Full Article...]

USA aircraft carriers, South Korean destroyers conduct joint naval excercise

USA aircraft carriers, South Korean destroyers conduct joint naval excercise Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region", Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of the U.S. Exercises closest to the Korean coast involved United States and South Korean ships, while those closest to Japan involved USA and Japanese ships, the official said. [Full Article...]

Senate tax reform bill maintains state, local tax elimination

Senate tax reform bill maintains state, local tax elimination Both the House and Senate plans would add $1.5 trillion over 10 years to the budget deficit and national debt, an increase that has anxious some fiscally conservative Republicans. The bill also differs in how it would tax smaller businesses that are taxed as individual income. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on CBS's "Face The Nation" that he was confident the issue would not be a stumbling... [Full Article...]

Trump picks former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as health chief nominee

Trump picks former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as health chief nominee Mr Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned in September after it emerged he spent up to $1m on private travel. Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He served previously in HHS under the Bush administration, when he was the agency?s general counsel and deputy secretary. U.S. President Donald Trump (R), flanked by Secretary of Health and Human Services ... [Full Article...]

Jumping partygoers cause apartment floor to collapse

Jumping partygoers cause apartment floor to collapse Aftermath of the collapse was caught on video by several students who were there. Many who were at the party could be seen crawling over beams and plywood after the collapse. Carroll told the station she's called the cops on her upstairs neighbors' parties before. Lahart also says that 48 residents were displaced as a result of the collapse. [Full Article...]

Number of Indian students in USA rises by 12.3%

Number of Indian students in USA rises by 12.3% Indians account for 17.3 per cent of the total foreign students in America, it said. Comprising 17.3% of all worldwide students there, the Indian students are only behind China, which remains the top sender of students to the U.S. The number of students from the United States to India to study for academic credit at their home university decreased by 5.8 per cent during the period, the report ... [Full Article...]

Rainy start, but a clearer forecast this week in Baltimore

Rainy start, but a clearer forecast this week in Baltimore Winds are still light and our overnight temperatures are in the upper 20s to low 30s. Low temperatures will drop down into the mid 40's area-wide. Highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. The next best chance for rain will come Saturday as a cold front moves through. As the precipitation ends Saturday night, some snow could mix in across the higher elevations of western NC but it should largely rem... [Full Article...]

Spending on higher education should be increased - commission

Spending on higher education should be increased - commission The president received it at the end of August . Retired judge Johnathan Heher presided over the commission, which was established by President Jacob Zuma to investigate if free higher education is feasible. The rand, which weakened after the presidency said it would release the commission's findings at midday, was little changed after it was published. [Full Article...]

South Korea: North Korea Wounds Soldier as He Defects

It wasn't known how serious the soldier's injury was. The JCS said that the South Korean Army has increased its alert level in anticipation of possible North Korean provocations. The JSA is a small strip of land on the border between the Koreas. Meanwhile, three U.S. aircraft carriers are joining a combined exercise with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea in a show of force against North Ko... [Full Article...]

India Joins 'Quadrilateral' With Australia, Japan and U.S. to Limit China's Intrusion

India Joins 'Quadrilateral' With Australia, Japan and U.S. to Limit China's Intrusion In a statement, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said the consultations were held on issues of common interest in the Indo-Pacific region with a focus on cooperation based on converging vision and values for promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in the area. [Full Article...]

North Korean soldier shot while defecting to South Korea

North Korean soldier shot while defecting to South Korea He was found in a souther border village wounded in his shoulder and elbow. A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea at the heavily protected Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), South Korea's military says. Military officials from the two sides have used Panmunjom frequently in the past for talks. The South Korean ministry official said the soldier's condition and military rank remained to be ... [Full Article...]

Efforts to bring Musharraf as alternate leader will fail, says minister

Efforts to bring Musharraf as alternate leader will fail, says minister The grand alliance named Pakistan Awami Ittehad is headed by Musharraf. Rafique further said that plots to defame and clamp restrictions on the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leadership through cases will also fail.Commenting on the NAB appeal seeking reopening of Hudaibya Paper Mills case against the Sharif family, he said opening cases closed as a result of a court decision was injustice... [Full Article...]

Israeli PM warns Gaza Jihad militants against carrying out revenge attacks

Israeli PM warns Gaza Jihad militants against carrying out revenge attacks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that the country would respond harshly to any attack against it no matter where it comes from. Israel "will respond with a heavy hand to anyone who tries to attack us, or does attack us, from any front", Netanyahu said at a weekly Cabinet meeting. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu battered by rain, schools shut in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur

Tamil Nadu battered by rain, schools shut in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur In the last 24 hours, rains lashed parts of north coastal Tamil Nadu . Palaniswamy said that his government has asked for relief fund from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the issue of water logging caused due to heavy rainfall in Chennai . [Full Article...]

Philippines president says South China Sea row 'better left untouched'

Philippines president says South China Sea row 'better left untouched' The Chinese leader, however, would not back down on Beijing's territorial claim, Duterte said, and justified his decision not to immediately demand Chinese compliance with a ruling by a United Nations -linked tribunal that invalidated China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea on historical grounds. [Full Article...]

US, South Korea start drills in show of force against North

US, South Korea start drills in show of force against North Relations between the two sides have been tense for months, as the North stepped up its missile tests. Meanwhile, three US aircraft carriers are joining a combined exercise with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea in a show of force against North Korea . [Full Article...]

Philippine president says he once stabbed a person to death

Philippine president says he once stabbed a person to death In a phone call in December 2016 to congratulate Trump on his win, President Duterte invited then President-elect Trump to the ASEAN Summit. I was just 16 years old. Trump should "reaffirm the US' commitments to fundamental human rights, including due process, and the rule of law", the two wrote. Following visits to Japan, South Korea, China, and Vietnam , Trump will end his trip in the Philipp... [Full Article...]


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