January 23, 2018

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President Trump retweets Fox report based on anonymous sources


North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, passing a key threshold in becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, according to a Japanese defense paper and a USA media report. at a much faster rate than expected. A new poll by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows that more than 60 percent of Americans support using US troops in a conflict if North Korea invades South Korea. Read More »

Amit Shah to come on 3-day Odisha visit in September


Terming Congress' objections as "baseless", a delegation of BJP leaders, including Union ministers Arun Jaitley , Ravi Shankar Prasad and Piyush Goyal , approached the EC demanding immediate counting of votes , contending that validity of votes once put in ballot boxes can not be questioned. Read More »

Christy Clark resigns as Liberal Party leader


However, the party lost a non-confidence vote in June after the BC New Democrats and the Green Party made a pact to topple the Liberals and to support each other in confidence and supply votes. Leaving politics will also likely give her more time with her son. White said the party executive will set a date and plan for a leadership race within the next 28 days. Read More »

Tillerson urges Pyongyang to stop missile tests


Trump and Moon welcomed the new United Nations Security Council resolution that targets North Korea's primary exports, including coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. South Korea's government said that North Korea would face stronger sanctions if it doesn't stop its nuclear and missile provocation. In a flurry of diplomatic activity, North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, had a day earlier met with Mr Wang, his Russian counterpart, and even briefly met with his South ... Read More »

Manufacturer says corrosion caused ride to break apart


One rider, an 18-year-old man, was flung more than 50 feet and died on impact, while seven others were taken to area hospitals. The company also stated that it had conducted an investigation into the accident that included a visit to the scene, review of video footage of the incident as well as a metallurgical inspection of the attraction. Read More »

Tokyo Wants US Osprey Aircraft Grounded in Japan Pending Australian Crash Investigation


The Marine Corps did not say what caused the crash, but indicated it is under investigation. The Pentagon has not yet identified the third missing Marine. The aircraft had been launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard assault ship and was involved in routine operations when it crashed. The aircraft, which lands and takes off like a helicopter but flies like an airplane, has a checkered past. Read More »

Japan Marked the 72nd Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima


Those who attend will call on the United States to join the countries that passed a legal treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons at the United Nations on July 7, a press release said. Many Japanese and others in the region seem resigned to North Korea's apparent newfound capacity to launch nuclear-capable missiles capable of reaching much of the continental US. Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is Investigating Flynn's Ties to Turkey

Mr Alptekin has publicly denied that there was anything untoward about the payments, which funded a campaign to discredit Fetullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric said to be behind a failed coup in Turkey in July 2016. sanctions imposed when former President Barack Obama concluded that Moscow had interfered in the United States election campaign. The document request is one more sign Mueller's team is expanding its investigation beyond Russian Federation to the business dealings of Trump and his team. Read More »

In Asia : China scores diplomatic coup in sea row


The ministers endorsed the framework on Saturday, a day before meeting with their Chinese counterpart, when they are expected to jointly adopt it. Its sweeping claims overlap with those of ASEAN members Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Taiwan. Read More »

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al Jazeera


The minister, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party, gave no timetable for such measures. Israel is to join regional Arab states that have already shut the station after accusing the broadcaster of inciting violence , Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said. Read More »

Venezuela constitutional assembly removes chief prosecutor


But he was taken back into custody last Tuesday along with former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma in what many believed was a renewed crackdown on the opposition following the election of delegates to a new, all-powerful constitutional assembly charged with overhauling the nation's charter. Read More »

Trump defends national security advisor from right-wing critics


At a time when the White House has been engulfed by infighting and firings , Trump's support seemed to send a sign that McMaster is safe for now. When asked by host Hewitt whether Trump has "a clear-eyed understanding of the nature of his counterpart in Russian Federation and the nature of the regime", McMaster said: "Well, I mean, I think everybody's pretty clear on that, right?" Trump wants to deal with the Islam issue - McMaster doesn't. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation takes over probe of bombing of Minnesota mosque


An explosion caused by what the Federal Bureau of Investigation called "a destructive device " rocked a Bloomington Islamic center at dawn Saturday, just as a small group of worshipers had gathered for prayers. "It's an attack on all faith communities". "An attack on any of a place of worship is an attack on all places of worship", Arthur Murray, the pastor of a Bloomington church, added. Read More »

Donald Trump is going on a 17-day vacation. Who cares? Except…


Kelly has the full authority to operate within the White House , and all staff will report to him", press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday. Trump's feuding staff have leaked voluminously since his first day in office, but the disclosure of such sensitive information marks a risky new low in terms of indiscretion. Read More »

US Marine aircraft reportedly crashes off Australian coast, search and rescue underway


This is a breaking story. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported the aircraft had been in Queensland as part of a joint United States and Australian training exercise that ended July 25. Search-and-rescue operations are ongoing, and authorities are investigating the crash. 'I can confirm no Australian Defence Force personnel were on board the aircraft, ' Ms Payne said in a statement. Read More »

Swindon murder suspect arrested by police in America after national manhunt


Warren has also been arrested. Chicago police say the 56-year-old Warren, who lives in England, came to the US recently for the first time. He said: "We were not in contact with them directly". Chicago police said in a statement: "We hope today's arrest brings some comfort for the victim's family. We are also thankful that this did not end in further tragedy". Read More »

USA travel ban on N. Korea to take effect September 1


The United States has told any of its citizens now in North Korea to leave. Although experts have cast doubt on the veracity of these claims, the global community has sounded the alarm. "You can stop North Korea, militarily or diplomatically", he said on NBC's "Today Show". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered reassurance to North Korea that "we are not your enemy", though he wants help from China to push for conditions that can lead to talks with the North. Read More »

Trump Approval Ratings Hit New Lows in Latest Surveys

The June 8 national poll found Merkel challenges Trump as leader of free world; voters oppose GOP health care bill nearly 4-1. To put the poll into context, Trump's Rasmussen disproval figure is his highest since the start of his presidency. Read More »

Donald Trump denies he called White House a 'dump'


President Donald Trump has grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russian Federation. Russian Federation has said new sanctions imposed on the country by the USA amount to a full-scale trade war and signals an end to hopes for better relations with the Trump administration. Read More »

Iran: US sanctions will derail nuclear deal


Iran and the P5+1 group of countries - the US، the UK، France، Russia، and China plus Germany - inked the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July 2015. She also accused Iran of aiding terrorist groups such as Hezbollah. The comments come as the USA is about to impose a new round of sanctions against Iran over its national missile program. Read More »

SC refuses to stay NOTA option in RS elections


This development came after at least six Congress MLAs in Gujarat resigned from the party to join the BJP. The apex court however, agreed to examine constitutional validity of Election Commission's notification to give an option of NOTA in elections. Read More »