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Trump on US Nuclear Arsenal

I totally disagree. I say that, it's a simple one, nuclear is our greatest threat worldwide. "The U.S. has strengthened missile defenses against North Korea during [Trump's] watch notably by deploying a group of interceptors in South Korea, but that plan was set in motion by Obama", said Bruce Blair, a nuclear security expert at Princeton University. Read More »

If N Korea provokes U.S. retaliation, will China remain neutral?


The missiles tested in July were the ones the world had been dreading: two-stage Hwasong-14 ICBMs that appeared quite capable of reaching the US mainland. North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency accused Trump earlier of "driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war". Read More »

MI plane crash injures two


The Federal Aviation Administration is headed to the scene to investigate. Their condition is not known. The QAS spokesman said it was not clear whether the plane was taking off or landing when the crash happened. Queensland police report four people were on board the flight, and all passengers have since been retrieved from the plane. Emergency services were called about 11.45am (local time) on Saturday after the plane was believed to have stalled, flipped and ended up in bushes upside ... Read More »

The Latest North Korean Sanctions Show


Sun Xingjie, a North Korea specialist at Jilin University, said the latest sanctions would have a long-term impact on the North's economy, but that he doubted they could force Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programme. The Korean Central News Agency warned that the US will "pay the price for its crime ... thousands of times" and threatened to teach the USA a "decisive act of justice". Read More »

Trump tells Guam Governor 'you are safe'

The island, roughly the size of Chicago and home to about 160,000 people, is about 2,200 miles southeast of North Korea . "The circumstances are unfortunate but this is a good opportunity for us to educate the world about Guam and our culture, about where we are, and who we are", Guam Visitors Bureau marketing director Josh Tyquiengco told AFP. Read More »

Political tensions continue to weigh on stocks

In other news, United States wholesale inflation dropped in July, the first contraction in almost a year and another data point that could weaken the case for the Federal Reserve to raise the benchmark interest rate again later this year. Read More »

Watch for knockoffs: Unsafe glasses flood market ahead of eclipse


Looking directly at the eclipse at any moment except the brief period when the moon has fully eclipsed the sun without certified glasses could damage your eyes . The focused sunlight can melt the filter and damage the eyes. Park, Library , and Quincy Mine staff will have viewing glasses available on a first-come, first-serve basis along with pinhole viewers. Read More »

Investment Banker Arrested, Denies Pushing Woman Into London Bus Path


According to a report in The Guardian , Eric Bellquist was arrested earlier this week before being released on bail. Now, a partner at a high-profile U.K private equity firm has been associated with the incident. Mr Bellquist, who lives in Chelsea, west London , joined Hutton Collins in 2002. The jogger came back across the bridge 15 minutes later and refused to acknowledge the victim when she confronted him. Read More »

Olympics could open North Korea -- Rex Tilley


North Korea on Saturday said that almost 3.5 million youths and retired soldiers have sought to enlist in the Army to fight against the USA, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang continued to mount. United States military chiefs have called on the RAF to aid an worldwide espionage operation and send British spy planes to conduct surveillance over the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Trump's 'fire and fury' over North Korea hurts his Asia allies


She added, "I think that everyone has clearly heard what Secretary tillerson's forceful comments have been and continue to be", on North Korea . As I wrote Wednesday morning, we may be witnessing a little "Good Cop, Bad Cop" here, with the administration providing different signals to keep North Korea guessing. Read More »

Man arrested over murder of Norfolk dog walker in woodland


Cops probing his murder have released CCTV footage of him at Kenninghall Post Office, Norfolk, between 10.08am and 10.12am on Saturday - half an hour before his body was discovered. They said he had a "kind nature" and spoke of his "love of walking dogs and chatting with people to pass the time of day". He said officers were working with National Crime Agency experts on the investigation. Read More »

US Defense Secretary issues stark warning to North Korea


Trump also warned if Kim followed through on plans to strike Guam, the USA response "will be an event the likes of which nobody's seen before". Trump added that the US would be putting more money into its $40 billion ballistic missile defense system. Read More »

China, Vietnam meeting canceled amid South China Sea tensions


North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programmes are not up for negotiation, its Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said yesterday in Manila, where he attended the Asean Regional Forum. Of course. Is anyone comfortable with the fact that North Korea is building nucleartipped missiles that can hit the United States? The U.S. Seventh Fleet now has six Aegis ballistic missile defense ships in the region capable of targeting North Korean missiles, and Japan has a further four. Read More »

Trump threats are toothless - but endanger us all


President Trump confirmed Friday morning tweeting; "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". Fill-in co-host Margaret Brennan followed: "The general called the President's " fire and fury " warning a "load of nonsense.' He went on to say "only absolute force can work" on someone as, quote, 'bereft of reason" as President Trump ". Read More »

Hundreds honor Justine Damond at memorial


Justine Damond, left, pictured with her fiance Don and Don's son Zach. It should never have got her into trouble, but it led to her death - shot by the police she had called for help when she thought a stranger was being sexually assaulted behind her house . Read More »

Call 811 Before You Dig: It is the Law!


Utility lines need to be properly marked because even when digging only a few inches, the risk of striking an underground utility line still exists. Striking a pipeline, wire or cable can result in costly repairs, fines or utility service outages. Read More »

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now


Gaminde's remarks comes after North Korea announced earlier on Thursday that the nation has a detailed plan for a missile strike near Guam, where about 7,000 U.S. "We heard about a few booking cancellations from South Korea , but it's too minimal to affect the industry", he said. Most experts agree that North Korea could have a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile . Read More »

Amit Shah invites JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar to join NDA


He said, " Necessary step because being leader if a person indulges in anti-party activities it has to be condemned unanimously". Last month, BJP's mounting pressure on Nitish to oust then Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav from the Cabinet led to the departure of JD-U and RJD led "mahagadhbandhan" government in Bihar with Nitish's resignation. Read More »

Mattis: US, Allies Outmatch North Korea Militarily


US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that the Trump administration was working with its allies on a diplomatic solution to escalating tensions with North Korea. "If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack, of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous", Trump said. Read More »

US warship sails close to Chinese man-made island


China said two of its warships "jumped into action" on Thursday (10 August) to warn the US Navy to stop provoking Beijing in the name of its " freedom of navigation operation" near a disputed South China Sea island. China has urged the United States to respect its sovereignty and security interests in South China Sea. "We would like to assure the public that if ever there are reports to the contrary, these will be carefully studied, verified and handled accordingly", DFA said. Read More »

Pentagon refutes Afghan civilian casualty claims


The governor of the Haska Meena District said that the attacks targeted vehicles trying to get out of the area, and that eight of the slain were all members of the same family. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said they were unable to provide any information when ed by AFP. Nangarhar governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani also confirmed the casualties. Read More »

United States will not pre-emptively strike North Korea without informing Seoul

North Korea has been increasingly sensitive to the exercises lately because they reportedly include training for "decapitation strikes" to kill Kim Jong Un and his top lieutenants. The island chain was formed along a subduction zone - where one tectonic plate is diving beneath another - around 60 million years ago. Now, about 160,000 people live on Guam. Read More »

'North Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes'


North Korea on Thursday said that South Korea staged a "sordid and mean operation" to avoid the repatriation of the women who used to work at a North Korea-run restaurant in China. "These ships are capable of intercepting short, medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles in the mid-course and terminal phases of flight". The annual joint U.S. Read More »

Rep. Engel Compares Trump To Kim Jong Un


During an appearance at the Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta Friday, Ellison addressed the recent exchange of inflammatory rhetoric between Trump and North Korea , saying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was acting more responsibly than the US president. Read More »