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Leaders of US, France Discuss N. Korean Issue

Trump's "fire and fury" remark on Tuesday followed reports that North Korea produced a nuclear weapon small enough to fit inside a missile. The Chinese foreign ministry said Xi urged Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation and to exercise restraint and seek a political settlement. Read More »

Strong quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra; no major damage

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However, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the quake. A strong natural disaster struck Sunday off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia, causing panic as it was felt several hundred miles (kilometers) away in Singapore . Read More »

North Korea says no negotiations over its nukes

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Kono called for collaboration to increase pressure on Pyongyang to curb its nuclear and missile ambitions and resolve the issue of North Korea's past abductions of Japanese nationals, the official said. He says he won't give a concrete timeframe but that the USA will "know it when we see it". A statement from the White House says Trump and Moon "affirmed that North Korea poses a grave and growing direct threat to the United States, South Korea, and Japan, as well as to most countries ... Read More »

Mattis: A War With North Korea Would Be 'Catastrophic'

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Mattis' comments follow President Donald Trump's threats against the rogue nation, according to CNN . He spoke a day after President Trump warned that he would unleash " fire and fury like the world has never seen" if North Korea continued to threaten America, rhetoric that suggested the two countries are edging closer to conflict. Read More »

Emergency In Virginia After Protesters Clash At White Nationalist Rally

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The city has become ground zero for white nationalist and other protesters, who faced larger counter-rallies in the past. Our message is plain and simple: Go home. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest serving Republican senator in history, said on Twitter: "We should call evil by its name". Virginia State Troopers stand under a statue of Robert E. Read More »

Iran Parliament approves anti-US bill

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Iranian lawmakers unanimously passed the general outlines of the bill in a 240-0 vote with one abstention. The bill envisages a comprehensive response to United States acts "endangering Iran's vital security interests in the region" and other antagonistic moves targeting Iran's economic interests. Read More »

Guam keeps its cool after North Korea strike threat

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Earlier in the week, Mr Trump said North Korea would face " fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang continues to provoke, then boasted on Twitter that the U.S. Guam stayed under naval rule until 1950, when the Organic Act made Guam a self-governing territory of the USA and its residents became US citizens. Since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, the largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago has been an essential part of USA power projection. Read More »

Mufti says modi assured her of saving J&K special status

Jammu and Kashmir BJP spokesperson Prof Virender Gupta spoke to DNA's Manan Kumar about the ongoing controversy on Article 35 (A) and 370. Professor Hamida Nayeem said, "We know the logical agenda of BJP and RSS as they want to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir". Read More »

Stock markets lower, gold price continues to rise amid political tensions

But for the week the S&P 500 lost 1.3 percent, its worst weekly showing since March. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.08% on Friday , Aug. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan closed 1.48 percent lower. Inflation has risen 1.7 percent over the past 12 months, suggesting that inflation pressures remain well under control. Read More »

China "displeased" as US Navy destroyer passes near artificial island

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The US and China have worked together recently to crack down on North Korea , which continues to test nuclear missiles and maintains a hostile stance towards the US, South Korea and Japan. "China's own reclamation work did not end in mid-2015 with the completion of its artificial islands in the Spratlys". In a statement Friday, August 11, the DFA explained that the Philippines' position on the South China Sea dispute "is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground". Read More »

Hideki Matsuyama is in position for his first major

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I could and should have finished at least in the under-par zone. Kisner, seeking his first major title, sank a 48-foot eagle putt at the seventh to highlight his second round. "I kind of accept the fact that I'm essentially out of this tournament pending some form of insane stuff the next couple of days", he said after a one-birdie 73. Read More »

Canadian pastor returns home after release from N.Korean prison

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He was later convicted of attempting to subvert the authoritarian regime of Kim Jong Un and sentenced to life in a labour camp. News of his release surfaced on Wednesday, when North Korea's KCNA news agency said Lim was being let go on humanitarian grounds, suggesting his health was poor. Read More »

Trump not ruling out military action to settle Venezuela crisis

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From New Jersey Friday, Trump would not comment on the possibility of a "regime change" in the country when it was raised during a question that also asked about the ongoing tensions between the USA and North Korea . Trump declined to give more details about the possibility of US forces leading an operation in Venezuela . The Trump administration has slapped a series of sanctions against Maduro and more than two dozen current and former Venezuelan officials in response to a ... Read More »

'N.Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes'

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The tension comes on the heels of an intelligence report that suggested North Korea has miniaturized nuclear weapons to fit on missiles. "(The North has) improved their missile launch capacity, but that's neither here nor there", he said. Read More »

North Korea war: How did we get here?

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After the pair met in Washington earlier this year, Mr Trump admitted Mr Xi had given him a history lesson on the difficulties of dealing with North Korea . Japanese media said Tokyo was deploying its Patriot missile defence system following Pyongyang's threat to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards Guam. Read More »

Area residents have 'rare' chance to see eclipse

Eclipses in the U.S. were also rare throughout the 20th Century. Springdale Public Library - Giving away solar eclipse glasses during eclipse viewing event on August 21. First things first. For those wondering what exactly a solar eclipse is, it's when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun , and the moon blocks the sun. Read More »

Pence to Visit Colombia After Trump Threatens Venezuela

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US officials previewing the trip before Trump's remarks said Venezuela is expected to feature prominently in Pence's discussions with leaders. In response, Venezuela's defense minister said that Trump's threat of military intervention was "a insane act". Read More »

Britain won't back Donald Trump on military strike

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China's state media said Xi told Trump the North Korean nuclear issue required a peaceful resolution through talks. Instead he promised to respond to the next provocation from North Korea with what many assumed to mean nuclear force. Pyongyang on Thursday warned Washington that it could fire intermediate-range ballistic missiles near the waters 30 to 40 km off the coast of the US island of Guam in the Pacific. Read More »

White Nationalist Rally In Virginia Turns Violent; Emergency Declared

President Trump spoke Saturday as unrest grew from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia . "The hate and division must stop now", he said. The Southern Poverty Law Center , which monitors extremist groups, said Saturday's "Unite the Right Rally" could mark one of the most significant demonstrations of its kind in decades. Read More »

Trump, Engineering Advisers, and the North Korea Crisis

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Answering questions about the crisis with North Korea , he said that if he had his druthers he would commit to nuclear nonproliferation around the world. The arsenal isn't just smaller in terms of numbers of nuclear warheads. In response to questions from reporters, the White House pointed to Trump's January 27 executive order calling for a "Nuclear Posture Review". Read More »

Man arrested over vehicle attack in Virginia

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the U.S. state of Virginia, accused of driving his vehicle into a crowd of protesters and killing a woman. Her name was not released. The AP is also reporting a Virginia state helicopter crash that killed two people near Charlottesville was related to the rally. "What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally. Read More »

Nitish Kumar government to launch drive against child marriage

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Acknowledging Mr Yadav's seniority in the party, the JD (U ) leader said, "Sharadji is one of the founding members of the party, but it pains us that the path chosen by him leads to our rival, the Rashtriya Janata Dal". "There is no question of leaving the party (JD-U)". Sharad Yadav said that he remains committed to the Congress-led opposition, which is trying to fight the growing influence of NDA. Read More »

European Union imposes tougher sanctions on N. Korea for missile tests

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In a press release published on its website on Thursday, the EU Council added nine individuals and four entities to its sanctions list. To remind, the U.N. In response to North Korea's tests of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that could reach the USA mainland as far as Chicago and NY, the United Nations last week imposed the most severe restrictions so far aimed at curbing the country's vital export income. Read More »