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Merkel has no regrets over refugee policy despite political cost

Merkel has no regrets over refugee policy despite political cost With the SPD focusing on social justice, he attacked Merkel for blocking plans to let people file collective lawsuits against VW, a German auto maker, for selling diesel engines with fake emissions standards - the so-called Dieselgate scandal. [Full Article...]

'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again

'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again The U.S. Pacific Command revised its initial assessment that the first and third short-range missiles failed during flight to say they flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). This will dramatically shift United States priorities from concerns relating to its allies in Northeast Asia to the defense of the homeland.This possible shift has already led Japan to focus on augmenting its own capabilities ... [Full Article...]

Massachusetts-Based FEMA Team Prepares for Hurricane Harvey

Massachusetts-Based FEMA Team Prepares for Hurricane Harvey Some of the same crews heading to Texas helped rescue people trapped in floodwaters last fall following Hurricane Matthew . "The images coming out of Texas are heartbreaking and hard to imagine", said Governor Wolf in a statement. Members of the "Pennsylvania Task Force One" left for Texas early Sunday morning. The task force includes firefighters, doctors, paramedics, engineers to check for ... [Full Article...]

North Korean missile test does not mean we are close to war

North Korean missile test does not mean we are close to war North Korea's threat, published by state media, said: "We solemnly warn not only the USA and puppet group but also satellites, including United Kingdom and Australia, which are taking advantage of the present war maneuvers against the north that they would face a miserable end if they join in play with fire by tiger moths of war". [Full Article...]

Body of missing pregnant woman found wrapped in plastic

Body of missing pregnant woman found wrapped in plastic LaFontaine-Greywind lived at 2825 9th St. N. with her family in an apartment building near McKinley Elementary School on Fargo's north side. About the same time the kayakers made their discovery, a search party was searching a nearby farmstead, Todd said. [Full Article...]

President Trump Comments on Emergency Efforts for Tropical Storm Harvey

President Trump Comments on Emergency Efforts for Tropical Storm Harvey Parts of southeast Texas picked up as much as 30 inches of rain since Friday. Winds southeast at 7-14 miles per hour. Some models eventually move Harvey into our area, bringing heavier rain, while other models keep Harvey across Texas and have it fizzle out there. [Full Article...]

Trump to Fully Restore Military Surplus Transfers to Police

Trump to Fully Restore Military Surplus Transfers to Police The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. This policy change would allow police departments around the country to utilize excess military equipment, such as armored vehicles, "high-caliber weapons", bayonets and grenade launchers. [Full Article...]

Guatemala's president plunges into constitutional crisis

Guatemala's president plunges into constitutional crisis The U.S. Embassy and at least nine others in the country announced their support for Ivan Velasquez, the CICIG's head, who will stay in Guatemala for the time being. "The decision to expel Commissioner Ivan Velasquez harms the ability of CICIG to achieve its mandate", the statement said. She's worked closely with Velasquez. [Full Article...]

Korea's latest projects were likely SRBMs: S. Korean military

The projectiles were launched from a site near Gitdaeryong in Gangwon Province at around 6.49 a.m, according to the South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Xinhua reported. Japan's top government spokesman says there is no direct threat to Japan following North Korea's latest test-launch of three short-range missiles. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles, says U.S. military

North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles, says U.S. military But this latest test did not threaten the U.S. or Guam, the USA military said. In July, it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which North Korea claims could reach "anywhere in the world". David Benham said in an email to Yonhap News Agency shortly after the North's provocation. However, aerial photographs of Guam in the background of photos showing Kim Jong-un looking at ... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

President Donald Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea A day before the exercises began Monday, Pyongyang warned the U.S. was risking an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". Japan's top government spokesman says there is no direct threat to Japan following North Korea's latest test-launch of three short-range missiles. [Full Article...]

China bans new business with North Korea in line with sanctions

China bans new business with North Korea in line with sanctions The Pacific Command said earlier that two of the missiles had "failed in flight", but later said that the two missiles had not failed and flew about 250 kilometers before falling into the East Sea. The North routinely says it will never give up its weapons programs, saying they are necessary to counter perceived US hostility. The South Korean president has said his country and its US ally do n... [Full Article...]

US Open to Dialogue Despite N. Korea's Provocation

Two of the missiles failed in flight and the third blew up nearly immediately, with none posing a threat to the US Pacific territory of Guam, said a spokesman for US Pacific Command. North Korea last month fired intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, triggering heightened rhetoric from both the sides. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief faces stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in first visit

United Nations chief faces stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in first visit An Israeli official said that the Gaza Strip visit is one of the main goals of Guterres' tour, and comes in order to assess the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Strip and to demand that more Palestinian patients be allowed to go to Israeli hospitals for treatment. [Full Article...]

Sanctions On North Korea Won't Slow Chinese Oil Flow

Sanctions On North Korea Won't Slow Chinese Oil Flow Although official Chinese figures did not report oil exports to North Korea after 2013, market sources in North Asia told Platts that the increasingly isolated regime in Pyongyang is now importing around 6 million barrels of Chinese crude oil per year. [Full Article...]

ISIS Pushes Syrian Forces Out of Town Near Raqqa, Kills 34 Troops

Local sources said that locals in Deir Ezzor killed many terrorists and confiscated their weapons. "There is no specific timeframe for the battle, but it will be very soon", he said. Khawla said there were 4,000 SDF fighters in the Deir ez-Zor military council that he heads. Furthermore, many paramilitary forces - namely units of the National Defence Forces whose troops originate from Homs -... [Full Article...]

Salvation Army aks for donations to help victims of Hurrican Harvey

Salvation Army aks for donations to help victims of Hurrican Harvey Blood donation centers anticipate a shortage and are putting out urgent calls for donations. the closure of blood banks along the coast, plus likely injuries from the storm will tax existing supplies. Eight of those units are from The Salvation Army in Arkansas and Oklahoma. To alleviate that need, the TDB is requesting donations of cash and diapers to provide emergency diaper kits for families ... [Full Article...]

Patnaik greets Justice Misra on becoming CJI

Patnaik greets Justice Misra on becoming CJI He is scheduled to retire on October 2, 2018. Justice Misra is the 45th Chief Justice of India and his tenure will be for 13 months and six days, scheduled to retire in October 2018. In upholding the constitutionality of the 150-year-old law on criminal defamation, Mishra played a crucial role. He was born in a family of intellects, jurists and politicians from a small town in Orissa. [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea of Japan

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea of Japan The american president Donald Trump has threatened to unleash "fire and anger" on North Korea if it did not stop its threats against the United States. The US also successfully lobbied the UN earlier this month for sanctions on North Korea that are expected to cut the reclusive nation's export revenues by a third. [Full Article...]

Trump Tweets Another Call for Wall, Tearing Up of NAFTA

Trump Tweets Another Call for Wall, Tearing Up of NAFTA His government has also seen another high-profile resignation, causing more uncertainty. Already, negotiations are getting bogged down by Trump's demand that Republican leadership pair legislation with a rider that includes funding for his border wall-funding that Democrats have said they will reject. [Full Article...]


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