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Trump could lift ban on military equipment for U.S. police


The Trump Administration is prepared to lift an Obama-era ban on re-purposing military equipment from the battlefield for community policing, according to USA Today . The Justice Department declined to comment on the expected move. It was decided the prohibited equipment will not be distributed to the agencies and the controlled equipment can only be made available for a demonstrated need. Read More »

Guatemala court blocks expulsion of United Nations anti-graft chief


Morales has strenuously denied any wrongdoing, and rumors swirled last week that Morales' visit to United Nations headquarters in NY was to get rid of the commission's head, Ivan Velasquez. Nauert said that the commission should be able to work "free from interference by the Guatemalan government" and added that the US State Department would be monitoring the situation. Read More »

North Korea fires short-range missiles from East Coast

The missile launch come during a joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea . Pyongyang has recently faced a wave of worldwide sanctions over its test-firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that apparently brought most of the United States into range for the first time. Read More »

China Bans New Business with N. Korea


The US Pacific Command said while one missile appeared to have blown up immediately, two others flew 250 km in northeasterly direction. North Korea's military had threatened missile launches toward the USA territory of Guam, where the US has several military installations. Read More »

North Korean missile didn't fail after all


It later amended its statement to say the missiles flew "approximately 250 kilometers in a northeastern direction". "The second missile launch at 12:07pm appears to have blown up nearly immediately". Solid-fuel engines add to that difficulty because they allow for quicker launches than liquid-fuel missiles. "We take them at their word; they said they would and we don't have any reason to believe they wouldn't", Nauert said. Read More »

Missing Fargo woman's body found in nearby river


Todd said that at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday kayakers discovered what appeared to be a body-sized object wrapped in plastic that was hung up on a log in the river. Authorities are seeking to confirm that the baby was LaFontaine-Greywind's through DNA testing. "The interviews were cooperative up to that point", Todd said last week. Read More »

US and South Korea say North Korea testing short-range missiles


Thousands of USA and South Korean troops are now taking part in joint military drills, which are mainly largely computer-simulated exercises. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that North Korea launched unidentified projectiles from Gangwon Province at around 6:49 a.m. Read More »

North Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

The launch comes weeks after North Korea created a tense standoff with the United States by threatening to lob some of its missiles toward Guam. South Korea's presidential office has convened a meeting of its National Security Council to discuss the matter. Read More »

Israel to press Guterres on Hezbollah arms buildup

His visit comes amid Israeli accusations of global bias. Guterres wrote several days ago to the UN Security Council that he intends to examine ways to increase UNIFIL's efforts, but stressed that it is the Lebanese army that bears the primary responsibility for the illegal evacuation of southern Lebanon. Read More »

Muted US response to North Korean short-range missile launches


The launches are believed to be North Korea's first test since the Fourth of July when it fired its first intercontinental ballistic test into the sea near Japan. North Korean state-run media said the country's military could strike the U.S. at any time and that neither Guam, Hawaii nor the USA mainland could avoid the "merciless strike". Read More »

Abilene's Savation Army on standby for Hurricane Harvey


The catastrophic flooding from Harvey is expected to last into this week. The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida will be sending a disaster canteen to Texas to help prepare meals for those in need. The Texas-based organization Carter BloodCare is collecting blood donations to help those injured in the hurricane, NBC reports . Salvation Army volunteers will rotate off duty every two weeks as long as they are needed, WSAV reports. Read More »

Dipak Misra sworn in as Chief Justice of India


New Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will have a tenure of almost 13 months. Justice Dipak Misra has been sworn in as the 45th chief justice of India. In May, Misra also upheld the death sentence of the four convicts in the heinous 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. The verdict gave sanction for playing of the national anthem in cinema halls before the screening of a film began and made it mandatory for everyone present in the audience to stand up while the anthem was being played. Read More »

North Korea fires three missiles into sea


The first and second missiles "failed in flight" and the third "appears to have blown up nearly immediately". The launched missiles "do not pose any direct threat to Japan's national security", Suga added. It later amended its statement to say the missiles flew "approximately 250 kilometers in a northeastern direction". Presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan told reporters that officials "reviewed the defense posture" of South Korean troops. Read More »

Other View: Don't play down a sinister attack on diplomats in Cuba


The State Department earlier this month said Americans serving at the USA embassy in Havana had experienced physical symptoms caused by unspecified "incidents" starting as far back as late 2016. At least one Canadian diplomat reportedly experienced similar symptoms. The sonic devices were planted in or around the diplomats' homes and emitted inaudible sounds that apparently caused the hearing loss. Read More »

Let's have that debate over paying for the border wall, Mr


One of Trump's principle campaign promises was to build a wall at the southern border and have Mexico pay for it, CNN reported. During his election campaign, Trump bragged that he is considered the "Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters", adding that if one of his detractors says something bad about him, "bing bing bing - I say something really bad about them". Read More »

Floods wreak havoc in districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar


According to officials, seven teams of Indian army, 51 of disaster response force National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force have been deployed to evacuate people from the flood affected areas. At present, as many as 3,128 villages are flood-affected, while the number of marooned villages stands at 2,061. The PMO statement also referred to Prime Minister's recent talks with his Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba during which it was decided that a detailed project ... Read More »

North Korea hired KGB spies to protect Kim Jong Un


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Sunday that North Korea's latest missile test was a "provocative act" but said he still hopes to persuade Pyongyang to come to the negotiating table. Security Council resolutions", the secretary said. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary ultimatum to North Korea , warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or it will "face fire and fury like the world has never seen." "The ... Read More »

India and China agree to disengage in Doklam


Speaking at Savitribai Phule Pune University, General Rawat in his lecture titled, "India's challenges in the current geo-strategic construct", said that: "The CPEC passing through POK (sic) challenges India's sovereignty". Last Thursday, China accused India of contradicting its words with actions after New Delhi chose to build a road around 20 km near Pangong Lake in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), and warned that such a development would only worsen the on-going ... Read More »

North Korea fires 'short-range projectiles,' South Korea says


Japan has previously deployed missile interceptors after North Korea threatened to fire projectiles over Japan toward the US territory of Guam. The launch is the first by the North since it test-fired a missile on July 28 that could have been created to reach 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting parts of the USA mainland within reach. Read More »

13 killed, 19 injured in Helmand auto bomb attack


The attack in Helmand province's Nawa district targeted a military convoy, local officials said. The attack took place in a market in Nawa District, an area of intense fighting in recent months. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban fighters have stepped up attacks against Afghan security forces over the past two years and after the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops. Read More »

Trump hits Harvey, NAFTA and border wall in wide-ranging morning of tweets


Rather than cowing Democrats, Mr. Trump's tough talk is more likely to embolden the opposition in ongoing negotiations, particularly since he has now twice suggested he was willing to shutter government agencies if he didn't get his way. It's vital to security, the immigration system. There is now no indication that funding for the wall would come from anywhere other than the USA government. Read More »

Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea

An earlier assessment by PACOM had said that two missiles failed in flight. Also on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised Pyongyang for demonstrating "some level of restraint", noting that there had been "no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea", since the United Nations Security Council voted August 5 to impose a $1 billion sanctions package against the country. Read More »