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Twitter cites 'newsworthiness' as reason for not removing threatening Trump tweet

Yesterday North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho accused Mr Trump of declaring war on the North and threatened to shoot down U.S. warplanes flying near the peninsula. Given that one of his tweets from this past weekend led North Korea to claim the United States was declaring war, it seemed like a fair question. Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have the capability or intent to attack USA bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has the right do so. Read More »

Former Thai PM sentenced to 5 years over rice scheme

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Under the rice scheme, Yingluck's government bought rice from farmers at above-market prices, leading to stockpiles of the grain and distorted global prices of the commodity. "There was corruption in every step if the rice pledging programme", the court verdict said, adding that it cost the country almost $10 billion. At the time, an official in Yingluck's Pheu Thai party said she had fled Thailand just before the hearing and was "safe and sound" in Dubai. Read More »

Why Twitter didn't ban Donald Trump for threatening tweet

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It's because he's the president. Given that Trump is, in fact, president and that everything he tweets could thus be considered newsworthy, that would seem to provide blanket protection for all his tweets, notes Recode . In the missive, Trump lashed out against North Korea with a thinly veiled threat over Twitter , but the company said it wouldn't be suspending the President's account because what he says is newsworthy and 'of public interest'. Read More »

Corbyn backs McDonnell over "war games" for run on the pound

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He will argue that if the change ahead is planned and managed properly, "accelerated technological change can be the gateway for a new settlement between work and leisure, a springboard for expanded creativity and culture, making technology our servant and not our master at long last". Read More »

Defining What Makes a City a Destination

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Since 2009, more than half of the top destination cities reported an increase in spend by overnight visitors consistent with or greater than GDP growth. "With tourism a key contributor to Singapore's economy, it is also notable that this year-on-year growth in visitor arrivals is accompanied by the highest overall tourist expenditure in Asia". Read More »

Trump is stumping North Korea

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On Monday , North Korea's top diplomat characterized Trump's tweet that Kim " won't be around much longer " as a declaration of war against his country by the US. North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test early this month. Mr Lee said the United States appeared to have disclosed the flight route intentionally because North Korea seemed to be unaware. Read More »

NAB charges against Dar illegal, says Rana Sanaullah

An accountability court on Tuesday made a decision to indict Nawaz Sharif on October 2 after the ousted prime minister for the first time appeared before it to face graft charges filed against him in the Panama Papers scandal. On September 14, the NAB resubmitted the reference with additional details and documents, after which the court summoned Dar. Dar did not speak to the media after his appearance in court in Islamabad but has dismissed all the allegations against him. Read More »

India says no to troop deployment in Afghanistan

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The fair would highlight recently signed agreements, showcase Afghan companies and Indian innovation, and launch a roadmap for future engagement, the statement said. This is an opportunity to help Afghanistan's private sector grow a bit... "We hope to gain some momentum and use this as a platform to work long term", the U.S. Read More »

Suggestion US declared war on N. Korea is "absurd": White House

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North Korea's state media also issued a statement Saturday from the National Peace Committee of Korea describing Trump as "wicked" and "a rabid dog". Speaking at the United Nations on Saturday, Ri said that Trump had made a missile attack on the USA mainland inevitable by insulting the dignity of North Korea. Read More »

Count on Kane again — APOEL v Tottenham

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Tottenham should still have the quality to come through this tie and a win would markedly improve their chances of progressing from what is an especially tricky Champions League group. Harry Kane continued his remarkable scoring record against his London rivals with a double. For me Harry is one of the best strikers. Spurs are looking to win their opening three away games in a league season for the first time since 1991-92. Read More »

White House says 'absurd' to claim war declared on N Korea

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Sanders then cited an op-ed by former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, who wrote that "what is right about America is worth defending, and if it's worth defending then it's worth honoring". "If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL , or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem". Read More »

Trump says US 'totally prepared' for military option in North Korea

Earlier on Monday, State Department spokesperson Katina Adams told CNN the USA seeks a "peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". In response , Pentagon spokesman Col. "In case innocent lives of the US are lost because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally responsible". There have been calls for the social media giant to pull down some of Trump's tweets that they claim are in violation of Twitter's own policies . Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence traveling to MI with tax reform message

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Pence is to arrive early Wednesday evening for a Michigan GOP dinner in Bloomfield Hills. On Thursday, he will discuss the tax overhaul proposal at American Axle Manufacturing in Auburn Hills. President Donald Trump has put tax changes on top of his legislative agenda. Pence was last in MI for the Grandville 4th of July Parade. Trump won MI by 10,704 votes. Read More »

Love: National anthem is not the time to protest

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National Football League teams responded to criticism from United States President Donald Trump over the weekend, with many players kneeling during the anthem and three teams remaining in the locker rooms. The upshot Stricker said, was that USA players planned to "do what we always do and that's take off our hat and put our hands across our chest and over our heart and respect the flag". Read More »

Malaysia up 2 spots to 23rd in global competitiveness ranking

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The Swiss-based nonprofit foundation's index ranks 137 economies each year by their ability to sustain inclusive growth that delivers positive change and benefits citizens and the environment. This year's result is slightly different from last year's, when inflation was among the five most problematic factors. Pakistan has shown improvements on some of the key indicators to improve its global competitiveness, said Amir Jahangir, Chief Executive Officer of Mishal Pakistan, the country ... Read More »

US Supreme Court cancels travel ban hearing, looks at Trump's revised policy

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The administration also added that they will modify the bans for each country based on whether that country shares information about travelers' criminal histories or employs electronic passports with traveler information. US Solicitor General Noel Francisco notified the Supreme Court of the president's new directive late Sunday, and suggested that the court have the parties in the case file briefs about what they think should happen by October 5. Read More »

Sending the young to prison solves nothing

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Woodward's boyfriend, a student at Cambridge University, paid her visit on December 30 only to find that she had been drinking. However Oxford University expressed some reluctance to that idea, saying there was no guarantee of return and that it would look into her case after the court proceedings had finished. Read More »

Acting DEA Chief to Step Down

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Trump's firing of his old boss likely prompted Rosenberg's disillusionment, as did Trump's telling law enforcement officers in a July speech to " please don't be too nice " to arrested suspects. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters, says Mr Rosenberg notified employees of his decision in a Tuesday email. Read More »

'US travel ban psychological terrorism'

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The addition of new countries to the extended United States travel ban, including Venezuela, is an act of "political and psychological terrorism", the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said in a statement. US President Donald Trump said the countries on the list had "inadequate" security protocols. "Venezuela will always deal with the government of the United States with mutual respect", he said, "but as a free people we are prepared to defend our sovereignty, our independence, and our democracy ... Read More »

Sen. Bob Corker Retiring from the Senate in 2018

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Corker, 65, had been increasingly outspoken against President Trump in recent weeks. Corker has chaired the foreign relations panel, playing a significant role on Russian Federation and Iran sanctions, and was considered a possible secretary of state in the Trump Cabinet before the president tapped Rex Tillerson. Read More »

U.S. imposes more sanctions on North Korea

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Washington froze all property and interest of the designated companies and officials in the United States, essentially cutting them out of much of the global financial system. Trump has been pushing China to use its deep economic ties with North Korea to pressure the country's young leader to back down from developing nuclear weapons. Read More »

Los Angeles Police searching for possible kidnapping victim

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The man grabbed the woman and carried her to the vehicle he had gotten out of. She momentarily exits the auto, only to be pulled back in by someone yanking on her arm from inside the vehicle. Police say the woman tried to get out of the vehicle, but she was pulled back inside right before the auto drove off. Witnesses say they heard someone yelling for help. Read More »

Republican Senators Float New DACA Proposal

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It also would limit the Homeland Security department's future ability to offer exceptions to categories of undocumented immigrants. The president's decision to shift the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival problem to congress is just the latest in this game of one-upmanship. Read More »