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China urges United States to withdraw sanctions against its companies over N. Korea


The steps also targeted those helping North Korea send workers overseas and enabling sanctioned North Korea entities to get access to the United States and worldwide financial system. This is the fourth round of Pyongyang-related sanctions the US has put forth this year, which now cover 23 entities and 22 individuals. The Justice Department's complaints, filed against Singapore-based Velmur Management Pte Ltd and Transatlantic Partners Pte Ltd., and China-based Dandong Chengtai Trading Co. Read More »

We want peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan tells US

While announcing America's new Afghanistan and South Asia policy - which calls for greater USA troop deployment and Indian involvement in Afghanistan - Trump had hit out at Pakistan for offering sanctuaries to "agents of chaos". India also makes similar charges against Pakistan. The official also said that with Pakistan the "business as usual, as it has been up to now is over". Read More »

Trump in Nevada to speak at American Legion conference


On Tuesday night, the United States president took aim at his opponents at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, lashing out at Democrats in Congress and the "fake news" media, while protesters clashed with police outside the venue. Jeff Sterling, a veteran from Arcata, said he strongly supports Trump. "I feel that it's a bit of a mockery", Cantos said. Following the signing, Trump handed the pen to Charles E. Read More »

'Trusting and constructive dialogue' between Russian Federation and the Vatican, says President Putin


He also hailed a Moscow exhibition of paintings from the Vatican Museums and said that Russia will reciprocate with a Russian art exhibition in the Vatican next year. Lavrov said at a press conference that "since the beginning of the Venezuelan crisis, we have supported the initiative of the Holy See to reconcile the opposing parties" in that South American country. Read More »

Trump's job approval rating hits new low after Charlottesville violence


President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped once again, according to a new poll from Politico/Morning Consult, and a majority of respondents have questions about the President's stability. A total of 62 percent of American voters said prejudice against Jewish people is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem. The most recent Gallup poll has him at 35 percent approval, the ABC News/Washington Post poll has Trump at 39 percent and an NPR/PBS/Marist survey situates him ... Read More »

Va. Issues 4 Warrants on Christopher 'Nazi Crybaby' Cantwell

Days later, he posted a video of himself sniveling and fighting back tears as he asked for "guidance" about a rumor he'd heard that a warrant had been served in Charlottesville for his arrest. Cantwell told NBC News that he would turn himself in "without undue delay", although he did not specify when or where he would do so. "I thought that spraying that guy was the least damaging thing I could do". Read More »

Angola: Eduardo dos Santos to step down after 38 years in power


An unofficial result is expected by Friday. The People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola presidential candidate João Lourenço casts his vote in Luanda on 23 August 2017 during the general elections. GDP growth in 2016 reaching a meager 1 percent. Death of the UNITA's leader Jonas Savimbi marked the end of 27-year civil war in 2002. The unemployment rate stands around 20% and inequality is high-the poorest fifth of the population makes just 3% of all income. Read More »

GOP still wary of Donald Trump

We don't know if he's reached out to any black Republican pols or opinion-leaders to get for some back-up (though there's no sign of it so far). To most clear and rational African-Americans, this fact is so obvious that to deny it would raise concerns regarding intellect or mental health. Read More »

Taliban bombing in Afghanistan's Helmand leaves casualties


The blast occurred at 11 a.m. near the entrance to the police headquarters in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province, a police official was quoted as saying by Efe news. On August 4, as many as 40 Taliban fighters were killed in a gun battle with Afghan security forces that lasted for 12 hours in the southern Helmand province. Read More »

North Korea photos reveal hidden missile program details


US President Donald Trump has expressed cautious optimism about a possible improvement in relations with North Korea after months of mounting tension over its weapons programs. South Korean officials have long feared that North Korea was building a more advanced Pukguksong missile. "Kim Jong-Un, I respect the fact that I believe he is starting to respect us". Read More »

Ex-CIA agent campaigns to block Trump from Twitter


Plame Wilson, a former covert Central Intelligence Agency operations officer outed in a 2003 leak, created the GoFundMe "Let's #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump " campaign on August 16 with the set goal of $1 billion, the Washington Examiner reported . Read More »

Champions League draw: The Pots


The Champions League group stage draw will be held tomorrow, Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. Monaco time , 5 pm England, noon in USA. Pot one contains the holders and champions of the highest-ranked European nations, while the three remaining pots are seeded by UEFA's co-efficient rankings. Read More »

All Eyes on Tropical Storm Harvey's Remnants


The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday classified one system in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Depression Harvey . After crossing the Yucatan peninsula and diving into the warm waters of the Bay of Campeche Harvey could even regain Tropical Storm status. Read More »

'Kedarnath' producer denies claims of Amrita Singh interference


Sushant Singh Rajput will be playing a pithoo in Abhishek Kapoor's " Kedarnath " which also happens to be the debut film of Sara Ali Khan and the looks of the two will be revealed in some days. "But with her there is definitely a responsibility as I am launching her in the industry". O:- ne of the most waited movies " Kedarnath's " poster released today at the official page of motion pictures on YouTube. Read More »

Lottery Fixer Gets 25 Years in Jail


The criminal activity unraveled when Iowa Lottery officials became suspicious over a mysterious attempt to claim a $14.3 million Hot Lotto prize in 2010 that was never paid out but that led authorities to Tipton, who as a lottery official was not allowed to play. Read More »

Malia Obama Spotted at Harvard for Move


Boston Globe reporter Steve Annear approached her on campus, but she declined to comment . Malia will start her first day of classes on August 30. So, considering more than half her life has been spent in the public eye, there's a chance Malia snagged one of the few single rooms available to freshmen for some well-earned privacy. Read More »

North Korea warns of 'ruthless' retaliation over South Korea-US drills


US President Donald Trump gestures during a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 22, 2017. Last week, Mr Trump praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his "wise" decision while UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he had told Russia, Japan, the United States, China and North and South Korea that he was available to help broker talks. Read More »

Nifty, Sensex close at day-high, Realty stocks surge


While, DLF ended higher by 5.31 per cent and HDIL ended higher by 3.11 per cent. PSU Bank stocks were also not lagging behind with Allahabad Bank closing with a gain of 3.97 per cent, Union Bank with 3.52 per cent and Punjab National Bank with 3.12 per cent. Read More »

Ousted Venezuela prosecutor knocks president


Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that he plans to write to US President Donald Trump in a bid to reduce tensions between Caracas and Washington. When speaking about the former chief prosecutor, Maduro stressed that she and her husband had been "put on a wanted list". The legitimate attorney general of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega, who fled after the persecution of the regime of Nicholas Maduro, arrived in Brazil to participate in a summit of corruption prosecutors; there she revealed ... Read More »

UC Berkeley prof spells 'impeach' in resignation letter to Trump


According to a recent article in the journal Nature , Kammen is among a group of scientists working with California Governor, and prominent Trump antagonist, Jerry Brown to create a major state-based climate and energy research program. "Examples of this destructive pattern have consequences on my duties as Science Envoy". In his resignation letter , Kammen said the president's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and undermine energy and environmental research was ... Read More »

European Union to investigate $66B Bayer-Monsanto deal


The Commission said divestments offered by Bayer so far did not go far enough and that it aimed to make a final decision on the deal by January 8. It would create the world's largest integrated seeds and pesticides company. "Both companies are active in developing new products in these areas", a European Union news release said. The EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: "Seeds and pesticide products are essential for farmers and ultimately consumers". Read More »

Bannon's Breitbart takes critical line on the White House


Marlow confirmed the email exchange to CNN but was unrepentant, even after being exposed for having an agenda so motivated by partisan politics, Bannon's apparent personal grievance, or both. Pollak was less less chatty, responding that "No one can figure out what they do" regarding Kushner and Ivanka Trump's role in the White House. The attacks on McMaster have gradually grown in recent weeks from Breitbart , but the likening of Trump's policy to that of Obama's will be the ... Read More »

'Climbdown' for Britain over European Union court role after Brexit


Today's paper is created to fulfil the PM's promise that Luxembourg judges will no longer have power over British law. British courts may have to abide by European court rulings during a transition period that could last for three to four years while new arrangements to settle legal disputes are established between United Kingdom and the EU. Read More »