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Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea

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A new report released Monday by the International Institute for Strategic Studies explains the North has made "astounding strides" in missile development, and it could not have done so without a high-performance liquid-propellant engine, or LPE, provided by a "foreign source". Read More »

Top US military officer warns North Korea that US military is ready

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Dunford said in the meeting that the USA would only consider military action against North Korea if all diplomatic and economic sanctions failed. North Korea has repeatedly accused Seoul of abducting the women, and is refusing to agree to bilateral "humanitarian cooperation" until they are returned to the reclusive state. Read More »

Deputy PM may be a citizen of NZ

According to couriermail.com.au , Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is no longer a New Zealand citizen. "Let's be clear, I am resolutely committed to bringing down Mr Joyce in the National government, but it's a different Mr Joyce in a different National government". Read More »

'Tear racist statues down': Activists target Confederate monuments across US

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But New Orleans avoided the violence that befell Charlottesville as that city prepares to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee; Charlottesville renamed its Lee Park as Emancipation Park. The city council will vote on a motion to submit the petition on Tuesday, Gray said. Dark said he is hoping to expel Confederate statues at the city's Historic Courthouse, which will be the city's new guests focus. Read More »

Confidence returns to markets as North Korea tensions ease

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The Nasdaq climbed 83.68 (+1.34 percent) to close at 6,340.23, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,465.84, up 24.52 (+1.00 percent) from its open. The most influential movers on the index included Royal Bank of Canada, which rose 1.1 per cent to $93.54, and Bank of Nova Scotia, which advanced 1 per cent to $77.45. Read More »

Where can you buy safe eclipse glasses?

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During totality, when the moon blocks the sun , it's safe to remove the filter so you can see the sun's outer atmosphere: the corona . In terms of the United States , the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is the first to traverse the country in almost a century. Read More »

London's Garden Bridge is Dead

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For those anxious about how they'll cross the river now that the Garden Bridge is dead, just take a right and walk along Waterloo Bridge instead. "Unfortunately, potential benefactors - and Trustees - have concluded that we can not proceed with what has always been conceived as a public project for all of those who live in or visit the capital, without the whole-hearted public support of the Mayor of London". Read More »

Iran Drone Flies Close To US Carrier In Gulf: Pentagon

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An Iranian drone buzzed the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf on Sunday evening, according to a statement from the Navy. In a similar encounter August 8, the Navy said an Iranian drone came within 100 feet (30 meters) of an F-18 preparing to land on the Nimitz. Read More »

China announces halt to North Korean imports under United Nations sanctions

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It's unclear whether any actual repercussions for China , like sanctions or tariffs, would come from an investigation like this, and officials said there is no timeline for how long an investigation would take. The president has publicly linked the issue of trade fairness with his calls on China to pressure North Korea to drop its weapons program and inflammatory rhetoric. Read More »

Kim Jong Un Briefed On Guam Missile Launch Plans

Reuters reports that the Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would proceed as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to further antagonize North Korea. As the military confrontation between North Korea and the USA takes shape, South Korea has rapidly receded from view. Commenting in the Wall Street Journal last Friday, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned: "Unilateral pre-emptive military action by the US would involve a risk of ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to greet nation from Red Fort

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India today celebrates 70 years of freedom from British rule, an event that will be celebrated with the customary pomp and glory. 71st Independence Day 2017 Celebrations Live: India is all set to celebrate its 71st Independence Day on 15 August 2017. Read More »

California Is Suing the DOJ Over Immigration

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The suit on behalf of California will be the first of its kind, Becerra said, brought by an entire state seeking to challenge the constitutionality of cutting federal grants for cities that refuse to hold people for USA immigration authorities to pick up and deport or notify agents when someone is being released. Read More »

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

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The eclipse glasses will also have labels that say they meets the ISO requirement, according to the American Astronomical Society ( AAS ). Counterfeit solar eclipse glasses were first reported in late July when the nonprofit American Astronomical Society warned that some glasses falsely claimed to meet the worldwide standard, known as ISO 12312-2, for safe solar viewing. Read More »

Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina

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After using a ladder to tie a rope around the statue of a Confederate soldier, the protesters toppled it and proceeded to curse it out. After the statue came down, protesters started kicking it as the crowd burst into cheers and chanted "black lives matter here". Read More »

These schools are closing on eclipse day

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Like many districts in the area, Rowan County Schools will be closed Monday, Aug. 21, in observance of the solar eclipse which most of Kentucky will experience. Middle and high schools will operate under their normal schedules with outdoor activities scheduled inside. A number of logistical issues could arise from holding school on August 21: Traffic could complicate transporting students to and from school, security for those students could be a concern and it could be hard to ensure that ... Read More »

Dunford: US-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat

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Concern that North Korea is close to achieving its goal of putting the mainland United States within range of a nuclear weapon has caused tension to spike in recent months. But he rejected talk of the USA being on the "cusp of nuclear war". The latest tests led US President Donald Trump to warn of " fire and fury like the world has never seen". Read More »

Top US General to Meet South Korean Leader Amid Tensions

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The United States is ready to make a "decisive" response to North Korea's possible attack near its territory of Guam , but its focus in dealing with the recalcitrant regime is placed on diplomatic efforts and economic pressure, its top military officer said Monday. Read More »

Several highlight games on Sixers 2017-18 schedule

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The NBA released the schedules for the 2017-18 season Monday afternoon. Later that night in the second nationally televised game, the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the gang will receive their rings before playing the Houston Rockets and James Harden and Chris Paul in Oakland. Read More »

Canadians among 18 dead in Burkina Faso attack

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Chen holds degrees from McGill University and Queen's University and was the president and co-founder of a Canadian NGO called Bright Futures Burkina Faso. Guy Ye. Gunfire rang out long into the night before the country's special forces ended the attack after almost seven hours. The Istanbul restaurant attacked on Sunday is just 200m from a hotel and cafe targeted in an assault in January a year ago that left 30 people dead and 71 wounded, many of them foreigners. Read More »

Texas A&M says planned rally posed security risk

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Disclosure: Texas A&M University and Tony Buzbee have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune. "After consultation with law enforcement and considerable study, Texas A&M is cancelling the event scheduled by Preston Wiginton at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11 because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public", the university said in a statement. Read More »

Rare White Moose Spotted Taking A Dip In Sweden

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The white Elk bull has been spotted in the area a few times now, and despite it's unusual colour it is believed to be perfectly healthy. The moose is not albino, but instead appears to have a genetic mutation that turns its fur white. Albino animals are pure white with pink or red eyes, and the moose in this video has neither. Although the moose looks like it is albino at first glance, some experts have pointed out that it is most likely not the case. Read More »

Dershowitz: Trump Has More Credibility Than Obama on North Korea

If a missile is judged to be headed for the island, Mattis said: "We'll take it out". "The region and world need and expect China to do more", they wrote. "The US military is locked and loaded every day", McMaster said, repeating Trump's threat. "Sim Tack, a senior analyst for private intelligence firm Stratfor, said the Japanese batteries are designed for protecting the area where they are deployed, "(they are) not meant to shoot missiles out of the sky as they pass over Japan at high ... Read More »

Trump blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for grilling him over Charlottesville violence

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A CNN reporter known as one of Donald Trump's most vocal opponents on cable news tangled with the president on Monday, claiming he has "spread a lot of fake news" from the Oval Office. 'And why are we not having a press conference today?' Acosta demanded. 'But you know, I like real news, not fake news. "Not fake news. You're fake news". Read More »