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USA fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean Peninsula

USA fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean Peninsula U.S. Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the region, disclosed the mission Thursday. Le Drian called on Pyongyang to "return to the path of negotiations" in a bid to ease tensions. " We will still seek to resume these talks , " he said, adding that "we know that Americans are talking with representatives of Pyongyang via some semi-secret, semi-official, semi-academic channel". [Full Article...]

Trump mulling withdrawal from Korea trade deal

Trump mulling withdrawal from Korea trade deal During his visit to hurricane-hit Houston in Texas over the weekend, Trump told reporters that he would be discussing the future of the KORUS FTA in the upcoming week, hinting that he would be looking for ways to pull out of the 5-year-old trade pact. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation pledges 'harsh response' to United States tit-for-tat measures

Russian Federation pledges 'harsh response' to United States tit-for-tat measures Russia's new Ambassador to the United States Anatoly I. Antonov was greeted by the news of the USA ordering closing down of Russian Consulate in San Francisco . The State Department has told Russian officials they have until Saturday to close the consulate. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday dismissed USA claim that the escalation was initiated by Russia , saying that Moscow will "caref... [Full Article...]

Piyush Goyal gets Railways, Prabhu shifted to Commerce and Industry

Piyush Goyal gets Railways, Prabhu shifted to Commerce and Industry With the clock ticking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shuffled his council of ministers to get the team ready for the crucial 2019 general election. Arun Jaitley is all slated to retain Finance ministry. Reacting to her appointment, Former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters, "Very excellent, well thought-out decision". [Full Article...]

Bond market braces for final debt-ceiling fight

Bond market braces for final debt-ceiling fight Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinFormer "West Wing" star urges people to write "Harriet Tubman" on bill Texas lawmaker: Harvey may have "trillion-dollar impact" Mnuchin: More tax details coming shortly MORE said Sunday that he and President Trump believe the debt limit should be tied to Hurricane Harvey relief funding. [Full Article...]

Bay Area smoky skies due to Northern California fires

Bay Area smoky skies due to Northern California fires Cal Fire law enforcement officers arrested John Ballenger, 29, of Oroville, on Tuesday. "He had a campfire burning 24-7", the district attorney said. While structures, including the RV camps along the west side of Topaz Lake are threatened, none have burned, according to the report. Fire crews increased containment to 30 percent overnight ahead of a statewide heat wave. [Full Article...]

No evidence Barack Obama wire trapped Trump Tower: US Justice Dept

No evidence Barack Obama wire trapped Trump Tower: US Justice Dept In a Motion for Summary Judgment in American Oversight's FOIA lawsuit , lawyers for the government stated that neither the National Security Division (NSD) nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation have any records of the wiretaps President Trump in his March 4, 2017 tweets. [Full Article...]

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested over alleged plot with US

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested over alleged plot with US Sam Rainsy has been living in self-exile in France since 2015 after facing a lawsuit filed against him by Prime Minister Hun Sen. The government said it had obtained a video clip and other evidence indicating "secret plans of a conspiracy between Kem Sokha. [Full Article...]

North Korea's hydrogen bomb test: 5 things to know

North Korea's hydrogen bomb test: 5 things to know China has expressed annoyance at North Korea's frequent ballistic missile launches, but analysts have said China probably would not take serious action - unless there is another nuclear test. The agency reported the new H-bomb could be fitted and would be loaded into an intercontinental ballistic missile , which experts believe would be able to reach the US. [Full Article...]

Dozens detained as Tamil Nadu braces for the next storm ---- Anitha

Dozens detained as Tamil Nadu braces for the next storm ---- Anitha Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss has blamed the central and the state governments after such a pathetic incident took place on Friday. She had claimed that since her father was daily wage worker she could not afford coaching classes for NEET which students from the urban area could. [Full Article...]

August UK PMI Manufacturing Index Strengthens To 4-Month High Of 56.9

August UK PMI Manufacturing Index Strengthens To 4-Month High Of 56.9 All the three monitored sub-sectors posted substantial recoveries, with capital goods outperforming its consumer and intermediate goods counterparts in terms of production growth rates, the survey said. China's factories have continued their rebound, with activity expanding at a faster than expected pace while new orders have hit a three-year high. [Full Article...]

Get ready for float, new Uber boss says

Get ready for float, new Uber boss says Uber , a highly valuable startup - perhaps the most valuable this year - hasn't gone public yet. Dara Khosrowshahi , the low-profile chief executive of travel booking company Expedia, on Tuesday accepted an offer to be Uber's next CEO. [Full Article...]

US Economy Shows Best Growth Since First Quarter of 2015

US Economy Shows Best Growth Since First Quarter of 2015 Statistics Canada says the increase in real gross domestic product in the second quarter was driven by household spending and exports, particularly in the form of energy products. The economy was on a strong footing ahead of the third quarter with June growth of 0.3%, suggesting it may have more momentum in the second half of the year than anticipated. [Full Article...]

New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea It was reported that the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua'i launched the target missile late yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Hawaii test gives Navy ships enhanced capability to defeat ballistic missiles in their last stage of flight, said Lt. [Full Article...]

President Trump Set to Release Tax Reform Plan

President Trump Set to Release Tax Reform Plan Trump will speak about tax reform at the Loren Cook Company , which makes ventilation equipment. In practice, though, most of Bush's tax cuts ended up being permanent: Congress extended them rather than hit people with tax increases. Trump as a candidate, president-elect and president has advocated for ending what he called a rigged tax system, including the special interest loophole; reducing ... [Full Article...]

USA strikes ISIS militants heading toward evacuees

USA strikes ISIS militants heading toward evacuees The top US envoy for the worldwide coalition against Daesh, Brett McGurk, tweeted on Wednesday that it is "irreconcilable" that Daesh "terrorists should be killed on the battlefield, not bused across #Syria to the Iraqi border without #Iraq's consent". [Full Article...]

Let's have that debate over paying for the border wall, Mr

Let's have that debate over paying for the border wall, Mr President Donald Trump on Sunday renewed his push to build a wall along the southwestern border, promising yet again that Mexico will end up covering the construction costs. The Foreign Ministry said in its statement that Mexico will not negotiate NAFTA or any other aspect of the bilateral relationship "through social networks or the media". [Full Article...]

2 charged in death of missing North Dakota woman

2 charged in death of missing North Dakota woman Her body was found in the Red River north of Fargo Sunday night. Todd said LaFontaine-Greywind's family had been notified. In that case, Hoehn was charged with pushing Crews into a bathtub during an argument in the same apartment where Greywind was last seen. [Full Article...]

German nurse may have murdered at least 90 patients

German nurse may have murdered at least 90 patients The former nurse admitted that he enjoyed giving patients cardiac arrest, since he got a thrill from being able to resuscitate them, abcnews reported Monday. It found that Hoegel had administered lethal injections to patients at a hospital in Oldenburg, where he worked from 1999 to 2001. All to impress co-workers with his resuscitation skills. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after United States threat

Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after United States threat Venezuelan troops taught civilians how to shoot rifles, fire missiles and engage in hand-to-hand combat during drills held Saturday in defiance of USA sanctions and President Donald Trump's threat of military action. Maduro pushed for a controversial vote to elect a "Constituent Assembly" with the power to rewrite the constitution as well as pass laws. Speaking from Macarao National Park, ... [Full Article...]


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