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China and India square up over Himalayan dirt road

China and India square up over Himalayan dirt road China's position is that, since the Doklam is their territory they have every right to undertake any development activities in this region and India's incursion under the pretext of protecting another Sovereign country- Bhutan is a clear violation of global norms and so it must unconditionally withdrew its troops from the region. [Full Article...]

Korea "provocation" strike on Guam

Korea South Korea's unification ministry said Wednesday that the country was closely monitoring "possible provocation" from North Korea after it warned of preemptive missile strikes against the USA island of Guam in the Pacific. North Korean state media reported North Korea was considering a strike on Guam to contain USA bases there. "We are not just a military installation", he said. [Full Article...]

Jairam faces Congress ire over remark saying party facing 'existential crisis'

Jairam faces Congress ire over remark saying party facing 'existential crisis' Meanwhile, members of the Youth Congress in Patna also burnt the effigy of Modi and BJP national President Amit Shah to condemn attack on the vehicle of Rahul Gandhi. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former defence minister AK Antony, senior minister Ghulam Nabi Azad along with several senior ministers are present at the meet. [Full Article...]

New Orleans floods raise questions about city pumping system

New Orleans floods raise questions about city pumping system Council President Jason Williams said he plans the Tuesday meeting "not to make any presumptions or cast any aspersions, but to really do an autopsy of every single thing that happened between Saturday and Sunday". Landrieu said he also wants the Sewerage and Water Board to fire its superintendent and communications director. "I do think longer term, we're going to have to continue to have conve... [Full Article...]

Maratha Kranti Morcha: Mumbai shut, 'silent' rally begins from Byculla

Maratha Kranti Morcha: Mumbai shut, 'silent' rally begins from Byculla The Maratha pride rally will be marked by a silent march that will begin at 11 AM and conclude at 5 PM. Activists of Maratha Kranti Morcha outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in Mumbai on Tuesday. Almost 450 schools and junior colleges across south Mumbai will remain shut today. The Kopardi rape and murder case, which was equated with the Nirbhaya case of Delhi in view of t... [Full Article...]

China Cancels Vietnam Meeting Over South China Sea Spat

China Cancels Vietnam Meeting Over South China Sea Spat It has played an important role in maintaining regional peace and stability, and has become a representative force for multi-polarization of the world, Xi said. It comes after a month of negotiations with China, the North's main trading partner and ally, to shore up their support for fresh punitive measures. [Full Article...]

China Steals Spotlight at Asean While Tillerson Keeps Low Profile

China Steals Spotlight at Asean While Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh praised his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, when the two met in Manila on Tuesday for his remarks opposing China's development of military facilities in the South China Sea . But shortly after taking office in January, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which he described as a "job killer". [Full Article...]

US Has No Plans for Anti-Daesh Drone Strikes in Philippines - Pentagon

Japan Foreign Minister Taro Kono gestures during a press conference following the conclusion of the Asean Regional Forum in the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and its Dialogue Partners at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on Monday night. [Full Article...]

Guam officials say it's safe from North Korea

The bombers have been "threatening and blackmailing" Pyongyang through their frequent visits to the sky above South Korea, the KCNA said. North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. This is the response by many U.S. citizens in Guam today. It's also unclear whether North Korea has mastered the technology needed to protect the missiles from extreme hea... [Full Article...]

Trump warns N. Korea it will face 'fire and fury'

Trump warns N. Korea it will face 'fire and fury' North Korea says it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the American Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, after US President Donald Trump threatened to hit the country "with fire and fury ". "I think you're seeing reaction from North Korea that indicates those kinds of comments are more likely to escalate than settle things". North Korea reached this milestone years before many ex... [Full Article...]

Banco Santander, SA (NYSE:SAN) Rating Lowered to Buy at BidaskClub

Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in Banco Santander-Chile by 27.6% in the first quarter. Weybosset Research & Management LLC now owns 34,006 shares of the bank's stock valued at $206,000 after buying an additional 268 shares during the period. [Full Article...]

North Korea ups rhetoric following President Trump's threat of 'fire and fury'

North Korea ups rhetoric following President Trump's threat of 'fire and fury' He says escalating rhetoric from both the North and the U.S.is the real danger. A spokesman for the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, or KPA, told North Korea's state-run media the KPA is "carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the USA major mili... [Full Article...]

Row kicks off as Diego Maradona expresses support for Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro

Row kicks off as Diego Maradona expresses support for Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro The court has sentenced Ramon Muchacho to 15 months in prison for not following an order to remove barricades set up by anti-government protesters in the Chacao district of eastern Caracas. The order passed Tuesday bars the opposition-controlled National Assembly and other agencies from taking any action that would interfere with the laws passed by the pro-government super-body. [Full Article...]

Six French soldiers injured after being hit by vehicle in Paris

Six French soldiers injured after being hit by vehicle in Paris The police department confirmed a security operation was underway, tweeting: "Police intervention is underway". The Mayor of the suburb Patrick Balkany claimed that "without any doubt" the incident was a "deliberate act" branding the attack an "an odious act of aggression". [Full Article...]

Jab Harry Met Sejal OR Tubelight? Which is the Biggest Flop?

Jab Harry Met Sejal OR Tubelight? Which is the Biggest Flop? Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer film earned Rs 15.25 crores . He said that he watching the film featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in Pune. The music director who gave us unforgettable melodies from films like "Life in a Metro", "Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani", "Cocktail", "Barfi" and more recently " Jab Harry Met Sejal " and " Jagga Jasoos ", Pritam has already produc... [Full Article...]

Insurance industry takes too much from health care

Settling our differences through ballots and agreed-upon processes rather than through force is what separates democracy from authoritarianism. Gardner voted in favor of every Republican attempt to pass some form of ACA repeal, including one that would have repealed the law without providing a replacement. [Full Article...]

Trump endorses Luther Strange in Alabama Senate election

Trump endorses Luther Strange in Alabama Senate election Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Mr. Strange, who heard from the president about his plans earlier Tuesday, had been lobbying for weeks to win Mr. Odd takes on 10 Republican challengers in the Republican primary including former Ala. Mr. Strange has been locked in a close race with Representative Mo Brooks and Roy Moore , the controversial former state Supreme ... [Full Article...]

US Denies Attacking Iranian-Backed Militia in Iraq

US Denies Attacking Iranian-Backed Militia in Iraq It's a key difference that has enabled forces to catch the Islamic State group by surprise, he said. Speaking to Iran's Tasnim news agency, Abu Ala Welayi, Sayyid al-Shuhada's leader, accused the USA and Islamic State of jointly attacking his forces, vowing to take revenge. [Full Article...]

Airbnb refuses to provide accommodation for Nazis

Airbnb refuses to provide accommodation for Nazis It's unclear if the banned users have been able to rejoin the platform, but according to screenshots of an email supposedly sent to one such affected user, the bans are "irreversible and will affect any duplicated or future accounts". "We would welcome them", he said. Is AirBnB allowed to monitor its users? We asked all members of the Airbnb to affirmatively sign on to this commitment. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Missouri police shooting arrested

Suspect in Missouri police shooting arrested Officer Gary Michael died Sunday when he was shot during a traffic stop in Clinton, Missouri. "One man's bad decision took that light from the world". Greg Martin, an investigator with the highway patrol. It's possible that those warrants prompted McCarthy to shoot Michael to avoid arrest, Lowe said. [Full Article...]


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