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US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions


The Swiss franc is a traditional safe haven. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 13 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,396. "The overnight Korean news has prompted some unwinding of the cheapening trades on the franc that has been going on for some time and though positioning is not stretched by any means, the franc's strength may have room to run", said Timothy Graf, head of macro strategy at State Street Global Markets in London . Read More »

Chicagoans respond to Trump, North Korea remarks

Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) first reported by local news station WMUR , Humphrey accuses Trump of making a bad situation worse with his recent promise that North Korea would face " fire and fury " if it continued to threaten the U.S. No sooner had Tillerson ratcheted down the rhetoric than Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ratcheted it back up. As seldom as it is for a president to speak of using nuclear missiles, the reference to the "destruction" of a foreign people is equally rare. Read More »

Corea Nord: ci vendicheremo per sanzioni Onu dimensione font +


La Corea del Nord è riuscita a miniaturizzare una testata nucleare. Wang Yi ha aggiunto che le parti interessate dovranno mantenere l'autocontrollo, inviare messaggi positivi all'esterno in accordo agli ultimi sviluppi del caso, e compiere scelte giuste e responsabili per il proprio popolo e per la pace regionale. Read More »

Guam's governor: 'There is no threat' but American island 'will be defended'


Guam's Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros urged calm and said defenses are in place for such threats. The statement says the move is in response to a recent U.S. I spoke to Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield who confirmed this with me. At the time, North Korea reacted by saying, "The [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] will sweep Guam, the base of provocations, from the surface of the earth". Read More »

Health Care Advocates Rallying For Public Support Of Alternative Plans

Whereas many other individuals can certainly benefit from the economically sound alternative to the Obamacare Market exchange Plans and costs - which have quicly become the country's high-risk insurance pool. "This was a welcome opportunity to discuss real-world health care priorities, as well as to explore ideas to address those priorities". In theory, should Trump order his secretaries to no longer enforce that part of the law, some healthier, younger Americans may choose to forgo ... Read More »

NKorea examines plan to contain USA bases on Guam

The U.S. military has never attempted to shoot a North Korean missile out of the sky, deeming all previous tests to pose no threat to the United States. While President Obama made speeches and issued statements that threatened the D.P.R.K., his warnings mostly concerned sanctions. "It is ratcheting up the pressure on North Korea", she said. Read More »

The ACLU Defends Milo Yiannopoulos


Milo Worldwide submitted ads that displayed only Mr. Yiannopoulos's face, an invitation to pre-order his new book, " Dangerous ", and one of four short quotations from different publications: "The most hated man on the Internet" from The Nation; "The ultimate troll" from Fusion; "The Kanye West of Journalism" from Red Alert Politics; and "Internet Supervillain" from Out Magazine. Read More »

North Korea mulls strike on Guam after Trump warning


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was trying to send a strong message to North when he said it would face " fire and fury " if it threatened the US. South Korean defense officials said the North's artillery uses the term "enveloping fire". The North Korean army announced it was examining plans for attacking the island, which serves as a launching pad for the US military. Read More »

Malaysian Prime Minister Expresses Condolences to China Over Deadly Earthquake


A separate quake of magnitude 6.6 hit a remote part of China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang, more than 2,000 km away, on Wednesday, the Chinese natural disaster administration said. Many tourists visiting the area remained outside overnight while waiting for evacuation on Wednesday. According to the Legal Evening News, they were acting out a scene about a deadly 2008 quake that struck nearby and killed almost 90,000 people. Read More »

Father, Son Store Owners Fight Off Armed Robbers


One of the suspects, who was wearing a black hooded top and black shorts removed a small silver snub-nosed revolver from a bag and pointed it at the two staff behind the counter. The Arlington Police Department lightly chastised the alleged victims in a press statement. "These clerks got very lucky that they were not shot or killed", a post on the Arlington Police Facebook page says. Read More »

Gujarat RS elections: Congress' Ahmed Patel wins fifth term


Following the lead of strongman Shankersinh Vaghela , the legislators had defied the whip, or formal orders from the party , to vote for Mr Patel . Two rebel Congress MLAs , Raghavji Patel and Bholabhai Gohil, displayed their ballot paper before the BJP agent as well as the Congress counterpart, which was challenged by senior Congress leaders. Read More »

Welcoming Branden Albert back would be hypocritical of the Jaguars


According to SiriusXM's Adam Caplan (h/t's Michael DiRocco ), Albert has changed his mind about retiring and wants to rejoin the Jaguars, but the organization is unlikely to allow him to. Whether Albert will actually want to play again is anyone's guess. Now that it's been revealed he may have to pay back $3.4 million to the team as part of his signing bonus, Albert wants back in. Read More »

CoA meeting: Sreesanth verdict, Ranji Trophy players' salary discussed


Meanwhile, taking into account the recent performances of the India men's and women's cricket teams in the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 respectively, the members unanimously made a decision to give a cash award of Rs 15 lakh each to the members of the selection committee of both teams. Read More »

Animal Foundation waives adoption fees on "Clear the Shelter" day


Fees for all animals over one year old will be paid by the Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (FOMTAS). More than 73,400 animals have been adopted across the country since the effort was expanded nationally in 2015. "We are excited that our Desocupar Los Albergues pet adoption drive continues to grow in popularity across the Tri-State area", said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager of Telemundo 47. Read More »

President Trump threatens North Korea with 'fire and fury'


The senator discussed several topics, including the Justice Department's crackdown on leakers, new sanctions on North Korea and reports that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in his inquiry into Russian Federation meddling and potential ties to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Mystery as United States expels two Cuban diplomats


The incidents resulted in two Cuban officials operating at the Cuban embassy in the United States being asked to leave the country on May 23. The first unexplained incident reportedly occurred late in 2016, one official told the Post. Trump said he was keeping the US embassy in Havana " in the hope that our countries can forge a much stronger and better path ". President Donald Trump rolled back part of his predecessor Barack Obama's policy toward Cuba, but has left in place numerous ... Read More »

Giant inflatable chicken stares down White House


Tax Day March events this year have featured the chicken during protests of Trump's decision to not release his tax information. He's too afraid to release his tax returns, too afraid to stand up to Putin and he's playing a game of Chicken with North Korea. Read More »

Kenya opposition claims vote has been hacked


Reporting from Nairobi , Sky's Foreign Affairs Editor Sam Kiley said Mr Odinga's allegations "boil down to a claim that returning officers were supposed to submit a scan of their results to the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission". Read More »

Trump's support among his base is collapsing


The percentage of people that strongly approve is 35% which has gone down 12 points whereas among the Democrats, there has been a strong disapproval has held steady around 80%. Cutting legal immigration in half is like saying we want to cut economic growth in America by 10 percent. Six in 10 Americans said family ties should be a factor when determining who is allowed to immigrate to the USA, and just slightly more - 62 percent - said the ability to speak English should be considered. Read More »

North Korean Army Threatens To Hit US Island Of Guam

Guam Governor Eddie Calvo downplayed North Korea's threat to attack his Pacific island state but said the USA territory was "prepared for any eventuality" in a televised speech Wednesday as tensions escalate in the region. The threat is unsurprising for the more than 160,000 people who live on the small island, roughly the size of Chicago , in the western Pacific Ocean. Read More »

2nd Loaded Gun Recovered at Logan Airport in a Week


Monday's incident occurred around 8:45 a security checkpoint. The gun was reportedly loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber. Michael McCarthy, a TSA spokesman, said in the statement that unsafe and prohibited items can cause delays at airport checkpoints. Read More »

South African President Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote


He is also fighting a court order that could reinstate nearly 800 corruption charges against him over a multi-billion dollar arms deal in the 1990s. Both Zuma and the Guptas have dismissed the accusations. Opposition parties had been pushing for a secret ballot so as to encourage ANC MPs to support the motion. That raised the stakes, with national media calling it "high noon" for Zuma. Read More »

ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader


Soon after, Sharifs convoy swelled to hundreds of vehicles and several thousands of supporters, making it impossible for them to move quickly. "We will walk to Lahore if we have to", said Nazeer Hussain, 60, a PML-N party worker who was wearing a shirt imprinted with Sharif's face and a hat bearing his election symbol of a tiger. Read More »