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Ghani meets Trump in NY, says 'victory within sight'

Ghani meets Trump in NY, says 'victory within sight' The U.S. and Afghans have already started work on some of SIGAR's 35 recommendations, which the office began developing as a "lessons learned program" in 2014 at the behest of former U.S. He said he believes it will not take another decade to win or settle the war but rather "some limited years". Ghani said US President Donald Trump's new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that ... [Full Article...]

Mattis: No Need to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles Yet

Mattis: No Need to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles Yet The Cipher Brief: As the bellicose rhetoric from both the US and North Korea continues, the U.S.is signaling that all options - including a military one - are on the table. It comes after the United Nations approved new sanctions against North Korea for its sixth nuclear test earlier this month. "The U.S.is strangling and suffocating a country and breaking its will to impose U.S. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army Opens Humanitarian Corridors in Deir Ezzor

Syrian Army Opens Humanitarian Corridors in Deir Ezzor The government forces, backed by Russian Federation and Iranian-allied militiamen, have gained control of most of the city of Deir al-Zor. In Syria , Col. -backed opposition. Earlier this week the Russian Defence Ministry accused US spies of initiating a jihadi offensive against government-held parts of north-west Syria. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer's Post-White House Redemption Tour Is Not Going So Well

Sean Spicer's Post-White House Redemption Tour Is Not Going So Well I am able to go out and explain a lot of things now, but I'm not on a tour. Where there were mistakes that were made, that I got something wrong, I think I've owned that. " Please refrain from sending me unsolicited texts and emails", Spicer wrote to Allen in an email. The Thursday edition of the Axios AM newsletter had a bit of a revelation by author Mike Allen where former White House Pre... [Full Article...]

Arsenal boss Wenger admits they were keen for Gibbs to leave

Arsenal boss Wenger admits they were keen for Gibbs to leave Giggs clocked up 40 more appearances, which were made in the old English First Division, which don't count to his tally. 'Everybody is still saying play as long as possible and that's what I'll try and do. Barry will no doubt get a word from Arsene Wenger when he steps out on Monday night - the Gunners boss twice wanted to sign him in. "But it didn't happen". [Full Article...]

Kardashian employee reported held at gunpoint at LA store

Kardashian employee reported held at gunpoint at LA store She also ranted phrases such as "Free Cuba" and "Stay away from Cuba" while knocking merchandise off the counter. The woman later returned to the scene with a machete, however no arrests were made, according to Los Angeles' ABC affiliate. [Full Article...]

Erdoğan, Trump discuss S-400 missile deal, KRG referendum in 'positive' meeting

Erdoğan, Trump discuss S-400 missile deal, KRG referendum in 'positive' meeting Erdogan was making remarks after a meeting with Turkish and Muslim-American community leaders. "All of Iraq's neighbors, and virtually the entire worldwide community, also oppose this referendum". Erdogan said last week that he would bring up in his meeting with Trump the case of former Turkish economy minister Zafer Caglayan, who was earlier this month indicted in the United States for conspiring... [Full Article...]

Rohingyas in India are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

Rohingyas in India are illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh Speaking about accepting refugees in general and not referring to the Rohingyas issue in particular, Khurshid said if the government wants to accommodate refugees from anywhere, it should certainly extend them support, but not make a distinction between "people of one religion or other". [Full Article...]

China urges North Korea to not to go further in 'dangerous direction'

China appreciates Germany's support for the Chinese suspension-for-suspension proposal and expects Germany to make efforts to promote peace and negotiations, he said. Another enrolment official at the military-affiliated Harbin University of Science and Technology said the university had received diplomatic complaints from North Korea over its strict policy of blacklisting every scholarship applic... [Full Article...]

North Korea threat set to top agenda of United Nations general assembly

Spain was preceded by Mexico, Peru and Kuwait, who all kicked out their North Korean ambassadors this month. In August Madrid warned that Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests "created a serious threat to peace in the region and to global security" which "would have consequences on bilateral relations". [Full Article...]

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for North Korea strategy

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for North Korea strategy A South Korean presidential official told Yonhap news agency that Trump's comments are mostly a repetition of a basic stance that all options will be considered when confronting North Korea . US President Donald Trump threatened to wipe out North Korea if military action was needed. In contrast, Japan's Asian rival China, and Russian Federation, have called repeatedly for a return to global dip... [Full Article...]

How a 7.1 magnitude quake devastated Mexico this week

How a 7.1 magnitude quake devastated Mexico this week The parents of children at the school had descended on the site, some climbing trees and playground equipment to get a better view of the operation, in hopes that their children would be pulled alive from the rubble. Rescuers have been racing to find survivors beneath the school, located in Mexico City's southeast. At least 245 people have been killed and over 2000 injured following the quake ... [Full Article...]

Republicans are at it again on health care

Republicans are at it again on health care Erie County faces an additional health care threat. The department is just proposing to impose them on a few more people, and exemptions remain for Native Americans and others, he said. The bill has drawn opposition from a broad swath of healthcare groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association. [Full Article...]

North Korea problem can not be solved without Russia, China - German FM

North Korea problem can not be solved without Russia, China - German FM Alarmed by North Korea's advancing weapons programs, many conservatives in South Korea have called for the reintroduction of USA tactical nuclear weapons in the South. The South Korean government on Thursday announced it will proceed with the plan to send $8 million in humanitarian aid via United Nations agencies amid the worldwide community's efforts to maximize economic pressure on North ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Says Sanctions Will Only Speed Up Nuclear Programme

The foreign ministry statement, carried by the country's official news agency KCNA, said: "The increased moves of the U.S. and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force". [Full Article...]

Marine Corps Gets First Female Infantry Officer

Marine Corps Gets First Female Infantry Officer On Wednesday, she and her male colleagues completed the final graded requirement of the 13-week program, a three-week combat exercise held in California. Since the Pentagon opened the officer course to all women in 2015, four additional female Marines, including Monday's graduate-to-be, have attempted it. [Full Article...]

North Korea sanctions: Trump to make 'important announcement', says White House

The president also said that the US and South Korea were working on improving trade agreements though that was less important than addressing the North Korea threat. While sweeping in nature, the effect the new sanctions will have on North Korea's economy, given the number of workarounds the regime already has in place to dodge global scrutiny. [Full Article...]

Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Sues Patriots & NFL ... Over CTE Claims

Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Sues Patriots & NFL ... Over CTE Claims According to the report , Shayanna filed the lawsuit in MA on behalf of the daughter she had with Aaron. Based on characteristic neuropathological findings, Dr. MA officials said at that time some tissue, including the brain, was being held until the cause and manner of death were determined. Breaking: Boston University says tests show former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez... [Full Article...]

US envoy Haley says Trump 'not happy' with Iran nuclear deal

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday deplored the recent anti-Iran remarks by the U.S. President Donald Trump as "ugly" "foolish" and "sheer lies", Press TV reported. A lot of focus today at the United Nations will be on the Iran nuclear deal . The EU's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini says her role is to make sure all sides are complying, and so far she says Iran... [Full Article...]

South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea

South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea Still, the decision is ensured to trigger heated political debates as many South Koreans have expressed concerns that the aid resumption would distract from efforts to step up sanctions and pressure against the North over its rapidly expanding nuclear weapons programme. [Full Article...]


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