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Iran to spend $260m on boosting missile programme in response to sanctions

Iran to spend $260m on boosting missile programme in response to sanctions The parliament has approved 16 measures that Tehran will take to counteract Washington's hostile acts against the Islamic Republic, Larijani said, according to Tasnim . "Iran boasts potential and actual options to confront hostile U.S. actions". Araghchi said that the Iranian bill was a far-reaching response to the measures passed by US Congress that Iranian media have called the "mother of san... [Full Article...]

South China Sea Tensions Escalate, Risk 'Involving More and More Countries'

In a joint statement after a meeting Monday of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Australian and Japanese counterparts, the three officials "expressed serious concerns over maritime disputes in the South China Sea". "They called and said 'Please turn around, you are in our waters, '" he said. Although the city state is not a rival claimant, its support of the tribunal ruling and freedo... [Full Article...]

Article 35 (A) with regard to Kashmir

However, traders associated with the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) held a demonstration at Lal Chowk. The main opposition party also lashed out at the local BJP for giving a "political and communal colour" to the issue and called for a referendum in Jammu region on Article 35A. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan leader wants meeting with Trump

Venezuelan leader wants meeting with Trump The U.S. imports around 740,000 barrels per day from the socialist government. Sponsored Content: Sign up for a free webinar as the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Small Business Administration explore the hybrid IT environment in government. [Full Article...]

South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats

South Korea tells North Korea to stop issuing threats But officials in Guam, the tiny island territory that Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack, aren't keeping citizens in the dark. She also said that the intensifying threats between the United States and North Korea were hurting investors' confidence in the South Korean economy. [Full Article...]

Charges dismissed in two teacher-student sex cases

Charges dismissed in two teacher-student sex cases But this is where it gets sticky (for lack of a better word): Since the age of consent in the Yellowhammer State is 16 - which all three of the involved students were - Judge Thompson had to look at the letter of the law, which says that everyone involved was old enough to consent to sex, and all of them did. [Full Article...]

Jamie Carragher insists signing Virgil van Dijk won't solve Liverpool's defensive woes

Jamie Carragher insists signing Virgil van Dijk won't solve Liverpool's defensive woes Liverpool have been regularly linked with a move to sign Van Dijk in the summer transfer window but the Reds have failed to get a deal over the line for the Netherlands global. One player's not going to change that'. "One man isn't going to improve [set-piece defending], that has got to come down to the manager", he added. [Full Article...]

Danish submarine owner accused of causing Swedish journalist's death

Danish submarine owner accused of causing Swedish journalist's death Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, almost 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) submarine sank off Denmark's eastern coast. Mr Madsen then swam to a nearby boat as the submarine sank. The inventor told authorities Friday that he dropped Wall off on an island in Copenhagen's harbor before the vessel sank. [Full Article...]

Military raids United Nations office in Borno

Military raids United Nations office in Borno The military confirmed the incident in a separate statement, saying the action was in line with the ongoing search efforts. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon , has expressed grave concern over the unauthorized search of a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri, Borno State. [Full Article...]

The Trump administration is publicly contradicting itself on North Korea

Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo has publicly suggested that removing leader Kim Jong Un is the answer to the North Korea dilemma. Tillerson said he thought "the President just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the USA has an unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies". [Full Article...]

Pretium Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PVG) Shares Bought by Legal & General Group Plc

Cambridge Invest Research Advsr Incorporated invested in 17,650 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has 149,662 shares. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Buckle Inc (NYSE:BKE). The company was maintained on Monday, January 18 by Argus Research. Mak Capital One Llc holds 5.18% of its portfolio in Pretium Resources Inc for 680,800 shares. [Full Article...]

Trump better president than Obama

Trump better president than Obama In fact, Tillerson argued that North Korea's escalating threats indicated it was feeling the pressure from a successful U.S. strategy. In regards to Mr. This opinion piece ran as an editorial in The Press on August 11. The question President Trump raised on Wednesday is how it compares today to what the Air Force and Navy have deployed in the past. [Full Article...]

Nitish Kumar likely to be NDA convenor

Nitish Kumar likely to be NDA convenor Meanwhile, BJP party President Amit Shah has invited JD (U ) to join NDA. In a defiant tone, he questioned Nitish's authority for taking the "dictatorial" decision of removing Yadav from the position without holding any party meeting, and said it was time to take the battle to the masses. [Full Article...]

James Alex Fields Jr.: Suspect in Va. White Nationalist Rally Car Incident

James Alex Fields Jr.: Suspect in Va. White Nationalist Rally Car Incident The suspect in a deadly crash near a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr ., of Maumee, Ohio , CNN reports . A 32-year-old woman who was crossing the street was killed and 19 people were injured, the Associated Press confirmed with hospital officials. Her name was not released. [Full Article...]

Rep. Keith Ellison says Kim Jong Un 'acting more responsible' than Trump

Rep. Keith Ellison says Kim Jong Un 'acting more responsible' than Trump On Thursday, Trump responded to critics who insisted his talk was too tough, telling reporters, "Maybe it wasn't tough enough". Democrats appear to be playing a unsafe game of using the threat of nuclear war as a way to tear down Trump. U.S. President Donald Trump and the Kim regime now seem to be locked into a war of words. The United Nations Security Council, with encouragement from the USA,... [Full Article...]

N.Korea Details Plans to Attack Guam

N.Korea Details Plans to Attack Guam Mr. Xi also called on "relevant parties to maintain restraint" and to "persist in the general direction of dialogue, negotiations and a political settlement", CCTV said ". Trump said he is returning to Washington on Monday for an important meeting and a press conference. Striking a similar tone with his top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Trump said the U.S. [Full Article...]

Here's how you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday night

Here's how you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday night Peak viewing will be Saturday night through early Sunday morning. This meteor shower has been known to produce 10 times as many of meteors as the Perseids . The Perseid Meteor Shower has been going on since July 17, but it will peak tonight. "You might be lucky or unlucky; that's the way with meteors", he said. [Full Article...]

Damond's Fiance: Felt Like Privilege To Love Justine

Damond's Fiance: Felt Like Privilege To Love Justine Her fiance, Don Damond, said it "felt like a privilege to love Justine". "I love her, I cherish her, I so adore her and I have vast gratitude for being the one she chose", Don Damond said. The application says the information "may more clearly define" the officers' actions before and after Damond was killed. Noor was in the passenger seat and shot Ms Damond through the open driver-side window. [Full Article...]

Fresh floods hit Assam, 11 lakh people affected in 19 districts

Fresh floods hit Assam, 11 lakh people affected in 19 districts The authorities opened 268 relief camps in 14 districts where 63,797 displaced people were lodged. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is conducting rescue operations across the state. In Tripura, state capital Agartala is waterlogged. The report said Brahmaputra, Buridihing, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Sankosh rivers were flowing above danger levels and have submerged more th... [Full Article...]

12 killed, 20 injured as blast hits army truck in SW Pakistan

12 killed, 20 injured as blast hits army truck in SW Pakistan The army truck was passing by Quetta's Pishin Stop area of the city when it was targeted by the explosion. The city has been put on high alert following the blast. The province was rocked by a series of attacks late past year that claimed over 180 lives and raised concerns about a growing militant presence, including fighters affiliated with Islamic State, which has claimed several bombings in Bal... [Full Article...]


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