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STRATCOM chief: USA must speed weapons tests to counter North Korea

Kim, though, is believed to be desperate for a son to continue a family dynasty that has ruled the country since Korea was officially split into two states, in 1948. Among the numbers performed were "Song of Hwasong Rocket" and "Make Others Envy Us", the North's official Korean Central News Agency reported. "We should often send them gift packages so they won't be too bored". [Full Article...]

Golf, politics colliding at US Women's Open at Trump National

Golf, politics colliding at US Women's Open at Trump National Women's Open from his Bedminster course. The choice of President Donald Trump's golf club to host one of the premier women's tournaments in the world now comes freighted with plenty of non-political controversy, given Trump's many on-record sexist comments . [Full Article...]

Let's celebrate World Malala Day to promote the cause of female education

Let's celebrate World Malala Day to promote the cause of female education For Yousafzai, the girls who got a brief taste of fun at the amusement park, remind her of why she fights for what she believes in. Of those children, about 355,000, almost half, are not attending school in Iraq and majority are girls. "I chose to spend my birthday this year in Iraq to meet girls like 13-year-old Nayir", Yousafzai blogged . Just last week, Yousafzai graduated high school - and s... [Full Article...]

Trump prods Abe to shrink US-Japan trade imbalance

Trump prods Abe to shrink US-Japan trade imbalance South Korean F-15 and F-16 fighter jets joined the two USA bombers in the simulated attack on the North Korean targets, according to the air force. After the test launch last week, North Korean state media said the ballistic missile was equipped with a stable re-entry system, which allows a warhead to survive the heat-intensive process of re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. [Full Article...]

Russian lawyer says Trump aides wanted info 'so badly'

Donald Trump Jr. released emails Tuesday showing he embraced Russia's efforts to support his father's presidential campaign , admitting he would "love" to get dirt from Moscow on Hillary Clinton . "For me, this was opposition research". He has said that Russian Federation, but also other countries, may have been responsible for hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee and Cl... [Full Article...]

Mosul: Fighting Against Daesh Militants in Old City Continues

Mosul: Fighting Against Daesh Militants in Old City Continues Gen. Stephen Townsend said. Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani has hailed Iraq's defeating of Daesh in Mosul as a major victory in the battle against terrorism. Civilians were subjected to "relentless and unlawful attacks" by the coalition and Iraqi forces, report says. He said the Iraqi army used light and medium arms during the offensive in Mosul , and was careful in using heavy we... [Full Article...]

Federer eyes title as Murray, Djokovic exit Wimbledon

Federer eyes title as Murray, Djokovic exit Wimbledon Sania and her Croatian team-mate Ivan Dodig will play for a Mixed Doubles quarter-final berth today. Djokovic retired with an elbow injury as he trailed 7-6 (7-2), 2-0 to Tomas Berdych , leaving Roger Federer as the clear favourite to win an eighth All England Club title. [Full Article...]

Is Mike Pence Hedging Bets The Russia Scandal Will Make Him President?

Is Mike Pence Hedging Bets The Russia Scandal Will Make Him President? Vice President Mike Pence issued a statement today about Donald Trump Jr .'s email dump that confirmed POTUS' son accepted an invitation to meet with a "Russian government attorney", Natalia Veselnitskaya . CBS's John Dickerson asked then Vice President-elect Mike Pence on January 15. Pence heard from several small business operators who complained that the existing law has burdened them and t... [Full Article...]

Macron to host Trump for Bastille Day commemoration

Macron to host Trump for Bastille Day commemoration But even though the parties of both men control their respective legislatures, Trump's chronic troubles at home make him far less likely to advance an agenda that's comparatively as ambitious as Macron's, Rosenberg said . And Macron's national security pitch hasn't differed drastically from Trump's. -French cooperation both there and on other counterterror issues to take up most of the discus... [Full Article...]

South Korea disputes Pyongyang's claims of ICBM re-entry capabilities

South Korea disputes Pyongyang's claims of ICBM re-entry capabilities The drill, held a day before, was created to "sternly respond" to potential missile launches by the North. Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies on Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Para athlete dies after being struck by metal pole

The colleagues of Abdullah Hayayei witnessed his tragic death at the centre in Prince Regent Lane, while he trained in preparation to represent the United Arab Emirates at the World Para Athletics Championships. The incident was attended by London's Metropolitan Police service. Here in London he was set to compete in three events, starting with the shot put on Sunday, followed by discus on W... [Full Article...]

Keys Cops: Cookie Monster Carried Coke

Keys Cops: Cookie Monster Carried Coke Just after midnight, Deputy Orey Swilley was parked at 14th Street and highway U.S. One in Marathon when he spotted a black Dodge passenger auto drive past with the license plate obscured. Authorities found 11 ounces (314 grams) of the narcotic stuffed inside a doll of the popular Sesame Street character Cookie Monster, police said in a statement Wednesday. [Full Article...]

British man killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria

British man killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria The terrorist group took control of the city and declared it their capital in Syria on January 13, 2014. The YPG says another American, Robert Grodt and a British man, Luke Rutter, also died in the battle. Fighters are receiving weapons, air cover, logistics and special forces support from members of the US-led coalition as the advance into the densely populated city continues. [Full Article...]

Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption

Ex-Brazilian President Silva convicted of corruption He was accused of receiving a three-story beachfront apartment in the Atlantic coast municipality of Guaruja in exchange for helping the OAS consutrction company obtain lucrative government contracts with the state oil company Petrobas. "Lula's absence opens a gaping hole in the political scene, it creates an enormous power vacuum on the left", said Claudio Couto, a political scientist at the Ge... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump impeachment one step closer as congressmen officially file article

Donald Trump impeachment one step closer as congressmen officially file article The articles of impeachment introduced Wednesday accuse Trump of knowingly trying to shut down the FBI investigation of his campaign activities and firing former director James Comey as part of that effort. Richard Nixon likely would've been removed from office if he hadn't resigned as he faced impeachment in relation to the Watergate scandal. As for what's next, Sherman said he will now begi... [Full Article...]

Ragin' Cajun Kicker Stevie Artigue Lands On Lou Groza Award Watch List

Ragin' Cajun Kicker Stevie Artigue Lands On Lou Groza Award Watch List His six made field goals at Pitt on October 27 tied a conference record and his 21 points were the most by a Hokies' kicker in a single game. The one that stands out the most is Florida State's Ricky Aguayo whose brother won the award back in 2013. [Full Article...]

This Is the Smallest Star Ever Discovered

This Is the Smallest Star Ever Discovered Astronomers discovered the tiniest star every found and dubbed it as EBLM J0555-57Ab. Artist's concept of newly-measured smallest star, called EBLM J0555-57Ab, in contrast to planets Jupiter and Saturn and to the small, cool star Trappist-1, known to be home to at least 7 planets. [Full Article...]

Trump defends Ivanka's G-20

Trump defends Ivanka's G-20 Blow questioned. Elizabeth Spiers, another journalist, took a swipe at Trump, "The G20 is not Take Your Daughter to Work day". "We should be proud to have Ivanka sitting in that seat, considering particularly the topic at hand [women's economic empowerment] was part of her portfolio", Sanders told reporters during Monday's off-camera news briefing. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump draws flak for sitting in father's place at G20 meet

Ivanka Trump draws flak for sitting in father's place at G20 meet Responding to criticism that Ivanka Trump replaced her father at the summit with G-20 leaders (seated between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May ), Trump did what Trump does. Trump wrote, implying that he was giving "our country away" with his written words. The U.S., led by then-President Barack Obama, was a key player in rounding up support for the agreement... [Full Article...]

Gov. Cuomo's Approval Ratings Plunge as Subway Frustration Grows, Poll Says

Gov. Cuomo's Approval Ratings Plunge as Subway Frustration Grows, Poll Says The results come after a messier-than-usual state budget process in April, and derailments and overcrowding on the New York City subway system that Cuomo is in charge of. Upstate, 65 percent say he shouldn't run, the largest percentage of any region or subdivision of those polled. The poll has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points. [Full Article...]


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