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China and North Korea are Trade Partners China and North Korea are Trade Partners
- July 18, 2017

Numbers showing an increase are not evidence that China is failing to enforce United Nations resolutions, with imports from North Korea falling every month since March, Huang added. Both countries pledged to work in unison to stop Kim Jong Un's nuclear missile projects. Trade in dollar terms with North Korea rose about 12 percent in June from a month earlier to $499 million, according to Reuters calculations based on previously released data. (more...)
Greens' Senator Larissa Waters makes tearful resignation over citizenship issue Greens' Senator Larissa Waters makes tearful resignation over citizenship issue
- July 18, 2017

The Australian constitution details that a person can be disqualified from Parliament who "is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power; or they consider dual citizenship an "allegiance to a foreign power". (more...)
South Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions South Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions
- July 18, 2017

Apart from several interesting historical images, North Korea released images of the April failed flight tests of the Hwasong-14 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), confirming an earlier report in The Diplomat that the system had been tested prior to its successful flight test in May. (more...)
North Korea dismisses South's peace proposal North Korea dismisses South's peace proposal
- July 18, 2017

The South's defence ministry proposed a meeting to be held on Friday at the border truce village of Panmunjom , while the Red Cross offered to hold talks on Aug 1, at the same venue. The draft report says that the North's ballistic missile development has four characteristics: longer ranges, growing sophistication for a so-called saturation attack, pursuit of secrecy, and a wider variety of launch forms. (more...)
Oppn to demand debate on China's involvement in Kashmir
- July 18, 2017

He said former finance minister P Chidambaram had already said that the GST roll-out will be raised during the session in view of the fact that the law in its present form was not the law that was originally drafted by the Congress party. (more...)
New details of Qatari crisis revealed New details of Qatari crisis revealed
- July 18, 2017

Officials became aware last week that newly analyzed information gathered by US intelligence agencies confirmed that on May 23, senior members of the UAE government discussed the plan and its implementation. Qatar later said the site was hacked, and the article was fake, but the story still created an uproar in the region. The main problem with Qatar is its alliance with extremist ideology and its spending of billions of dollars to support individuals and terrorist organizations, UAE News ... (more...)
Time Has Run Out On North Korea
- July 18, 2017

President Donald Trump is facing a situation with North Korea "very, very different than it has been for other administrations" given Pyongyang's progress toward developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the US mainland, Petraeus said . (more...)
Bowlsby feels good about Big 12 despite negative perceptions
- July 18, 2017

The commissioner pushed back against the league's sinking reputation, deeming the Big 12 deeper than any other conference. There has been argument about the game knocking out a potential national title contender. We had good matchups the year that TCU and Baylor were left out. "I feel like I'm a pretty young 65", said Bowlsby, the former Iowa and Stanford athletics director who has been at the Big 12 since May, 2012. (more...)
Monday forecast: chances for rain all day with high of 90 Monday forecast: chances for rain all day with high of 90
- July 18, 2017

Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm. Scatterd strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Monday afternoon. North wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. We'll have rain showers on and off all day. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Sunshine and thunderstorms are possible in Massachusetts Monday . (more...)
Video Captures Woman Being Dragged By Train In Italy Video Captures Woman Being Dragged By Train In Italy
- July 18, 2017

It is unclear whether Ms Garkovich managed to free herself from the doors or if she was dragged into the railway tunnel. The woman, identified in local media reports as 43-year-old Natalya Garkovich, is then dragged forwards down the platform as the train begins to leave the station. (more...)
UAE denies Washington Post report it orchestrated Qatar hack
- July 18, 2017

UAE Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba denied the report in a statement, saying it was "false", the Post said. Officials became aware last week that newly analyzed information gathered by US intelligence agencies confirmed that on May 23, senior members of the UAE government discussed the plan and its implementation . (more...)
U.S. spies accuse UAE of hacking Qatari government websites
- July 18, 2017

In the articles, Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was quoted as cautioning against confrontation with Iran, as well as defending the Palestinian group Hamas and Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shia movement allied with Tehran. "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalisation, and undermining the stability of its neighbours". Staunchly defending its innocence against the allegations from the onset of the crisis, Qatar claimed the demands were deliberately created to be impossible for it to meet and ... (more...)
Conaway Praises Trump's Approach on NAFTA Reset Conaway Praises Trump's Approach on NAFTA Reset
- July 18, 2017

President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost US manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states - everything from a fire truck to a baseball bat. Reuters reports that with talks due to start next month between the United States, Mexico and Canada, Mexican officials have stressed the need to craft a new deal that would strengthen the region against competitors, particularly in Asia. (more...)
Operation underway to re-capture Helmand 's Nawa district in Afghanistan Operation underway to re-capture Helmand 's Nawa district in Afghanistan
- July 18, 2017

The offensive involved multiple air strikes and bravery from the troops on the ground, who disabled more than 100 improvised explosive devices and maneuvered under fire to retake the Nawa district center, officials said. Col. Matthew Reid, deputy commander of the task force, said in a statement that Operation Maiwand Four highlighted leadership and determination from Afghan troops. (more...)
Govt calls all-party meeting ahead of Parliament Session Govt calls all-party meeting ahead of Parliament Session
- July 18, 2017

The leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said that earlier "Pakistan would figure in discussions on Kashmir, but now China is mentioned without fail". The Trinamool Congress is reportedly attending that meeting. The increased opposition synergy comes at a time when 18 parties have come together under one platform to pin the government on some key issues. (more...)
Help floods in as B.C. wildfires force evacuation of 37,000 people Help floods in as B.C. wildfires force evacuation of 37,000 people
- July 18, 2017

She added that the fire was advancing rapidly because of the temperature, dry wood and grass and the topography of the region. Numerous same people had been forced to flee this spring from the possibility of major flooding from a damaged dam spillway. (more...)
Kid Rock For Senate? Dems Taking Rocker's Apparent Political Ambitions 'Seriously' Kid Rock For Senate? Dems Taking Rocker's Apparent Political Ambitions 'Seriously'
- July 18, 2017

It's not a hoax, it's a strategy and marketing 101! But I'll tell you this: "I don't find it amusing". Debbie Stabenow - Kid Rock's potential opponent. The website includes a link to buy Kid Rock's campaign merchandise, but it leads to a webpage apparently hosted by Warner Brother Records and links to other pages where fans can buy Kid Rock's music and other merchandise unrelated to his alleged political campaign. (more...)
China Welcomes South Korea's Push for Talks With North Amid Nuclear Crisis China Welcomes South Korea's Push for Talks With North Amid Nuclear Crisis
- July 18, 2017

Lim expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing cooperation with Britain in trade, investment and continued coordination through working-level talks even after its decision to exit the European Union. But he has achieved little progress, with North Korea test-firing a series of newly developed missiles. It is anxious about an influx of refugees and possible USA troops stationed on its border in a unified Korea. (more...)
Ostia, terribile tromba d'aria in spiaggia: 10 feriti Ostia, terribile tromba d'aria in spiaggia: 10 feriti
- July 18, 2017

Il fenomeno, avvenuto sulla spiaggia dello stabilimento Zenit , ha colpito o di sprovvista i bagnanti numerosi in quel momento. E cogliendo tutti alla sprovvista: "I lettini erano a cento metri di altezza - spiegano alcune persone presenti in spiaggia - E' stato impressionante, non avevamo mai visto una cosa del genere". (more...)
More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill
- July 18, 2017

Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin and can not afford to lose more than two from within their ranks because of united Democratic opposition, but two Republican senators already have declared opposition. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of ME who already announced their opposition. Cruz Amendment . Most notably, BCRA 2.0 includes a controversial amendment drafted by Senator Ted Cruz that creates a two-track structure - one for policies offered on the Exchanges ... (more...)