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Critics Condemn President for Calling Out Both Sides in Charlottesville Critics Condemn President for Calling Out Both Sides in Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

President, it shouldn't take you two days to build up the courage to condemn violent neo-Nazis and the KKK". The president spoke of " very fine people " on both sides and said that both sides were to blame . He said he had yet to call the mother of the woman killed when a vehicle ploughed into a group of anti-racist counter-protesters but said that he would soon "reach out". (more...)
MalacaƱang vows 'fair and impartial' probe into deadly Bulacan raids MalacaƱang vows 'fair and impartial' probe into deadly Bulacan raids
- August 17, 2017

Based on the PNP data, Central Luzon and Metro Manila topped the list of the regions with most numbers of anti-drugs operations conducted and with most illegal drugs personalities killed. "We made a decision to conduct simultaneous police operations to make them feel and see that all drug pushers are being targeted in our campaign against illegal drugs". (more...)
After Doklam, China tries to enter Ladakh; India foils infiltration bid After Doklam, China tries to enter Ladakh; India foils infiltration bid
- August 16, 2017

She said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops always patrol along the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Besides, the PLA also declined the Indian invitation to participate in ceremonial border meetings on the occasion of India's Independence Day. (more...)
Trump signs executive order to speed infrastructure permitting process Trump signs executive order to speed infrastructure permitting process
- August 16, 2017

The order would set a two-year goal for completing permits needed on major infrastructure plans, and create a "one Federal decision" protocol that would appoint a lead federal agency to work with other agencies to complete the environmental reviews and permitting for infrastructure projects . (more...)
After facing criticism, Trump clarifies statement on Charlottesville After facing criticism, Trump clarifies statement on Charlottesville
- August 16, 2017

Yet for numerous protesters, Trump's remarks were too late, overshadowed by his statement on Saturday that "many sides" were responsible for the Charlottesville violence and his initial failure to name white supremacist groups as aggressors. (more...)
Memo: Venezuelan Official Made Marco Rubio Death Threat Memo: Venezuelan Official Made Marco Rubio Death Threat
- August 15, 2017

The memo also mentioned that Cabello has been a vocal Rubio critic in Venezuelan media and may have gone as far as to contact "unspecified Mexican nationals" in connection with his plan to harm Rubio. "It would be inappropriate for DHS to comment on the seriousness of the threat", said department spokesman David Lapan, who added that Capitol Police "is responsible for the security of members of Congress". (more...)
In Japan : Government deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam In Japan : Government deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
- August 15, 2017

Gaminde's remarks comes after North Korea announced earlier on Thursday that the nation has a detailed plan for a missile strike near Guam , where about 7,000 United States troops are stationed, using four intermediate-range ballistic rockets. (more...)
Driver of vehicle that plowed into crowd protesting white nationalists identified Driver of vehicle that plowed into crowd protesting white nationalists identified
- August 15, 2017

James Alex Fields (picture) was arrested for allegedly steering his vehicle into a group of people protesting against the white nationalist rally, killing one. Officials say the DOJ is working with the local USA attorney's office and its own civil rights division to see if others helped plan the attack. Since Fields was named as the suspect, local media have identified him in images showing the OH resident attending the far-right rally and holding a shield emblazoned with the insignia of ... (more...)
China bans iron, seafood imports from North Korea China bans iron, seafood imports from North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Tensions over North Korea's nuclear program escalated after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, prompting the United Nations to impose a fresh round of sanctions. The Chinese announcement comes days after an increasingly aggressive rhetoric between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The Commerce Ministry announced a ban on imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea effective Tuesday - although China will continue to clear goods that have ... (more...)
Submarine in missing journalist case sunk on goal, Danish police say Submarine in missing journalist case sunk on goal, Danish police say
- August 15, 2017

Saturday afternoon: Madsen is remanded in custody for 24 days by Copenhagen City Court as work to raise the submarine begins and the identity of the woman emerges as journalist Kim Wall, after her family contacts Danish media. His defence lawyer Betina Hald Engmark said he denied the charges. But Jensen said at a press conference Sunday that Madsen had since changed his story. (more...)
Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief
- August 15, 2017

When asked about how close the North was to being able to deploy a nuclear weapon that could hit the United States, he said: "They're closer". In a further sign of USA preparations for war against North Korea, the Pentagon's top general is now in South Korea for talks with the country's president and leading military officials before visiting Beijing and Tokyo. (more...)
Moon Urges N. Korea to Stop ICBM Provocations, Return to Talks
- August 15, 2017

Dunford made the comments to his counterparts in South Korea as part of a trip to South Korea, Japan and China. "He conveyed America's readiness to use the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the USA homeland", James said". (more...)
Trump should have been 'much harsher' with Charlottesville statement, Scaramucci says Trump should have been 'much harsher' with Charlottesville statement, Scaramucci says
- August 14, 2017

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci talks with reporters during "Regional Media Day" at the White House in Washington, DC on July 25. But you've also got this sort of Bannonbart influence in there which I think is a snag on the president. "I'm not trying to build my own brand" on the president's coattails", he added. (more...)
Adam Burniston's Forecast | Stormy start to the weekend Adam Burniston's Forecast | Stormy start to the weekend
- August 14, 2017

According to the National Weather Service at State College, today will be sunny with a high near 81 and a light, north wind. Temperatures appear to be sticking in the upper 70s and lower 80s throughout much of the week as well. The rain will exit by Thursday morning, and highs will stay in the lower 80s. Saturday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid-80s. Today: Mostly sunny and handsome, turning less humid this afternoon. (more...)
James Mattis: Military solution in place to address North Korea threat James Mattis: Military solution in place to address North Korea threat
- August 13, 2017

The announcement Thursday warned that the North is preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 US military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation searches home of ex-Trump aide Federal Bureau of Investigation searches home of ex-Trump aide
- August 13, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who had originally been in charge of the bureau's probe. And if he does fire Mueller and shut down the Russian Federation investigation, an enormous national firestorm will occur. Recent media reports suggested that investigators have reached out to Manafort's son-in-law, with whom he'd entered into some real estate dealings. (more...)
Omarosa Manigualt walks out on black journalist convention after uproar Omarosa Manigualt walks out on black journalist convention after uproar
- August 13, 2017

Heated words, walk-outs and turned backs were as much part of the conference as the questions leveled at Manigault - whom many thought was dodging serious questions about President Donald Trump and his attitude about police brutality, NPR reported . (more...)
Spain : Country could top Greece in migrant sea arrivals - IOM Spain : Country could top Greece in migrant sea arrivals - IOM
- August 12, 2017

On the same day, 12 migrants arrived in waters off the Spanish territory of Ceuta in northern Morocco on jet-skis, with one - a 28-year-old man from Guinea - drowning before he could be rescued , authorities said. Italy is on track to remain by far the top first destination for migrants seeking to reach European shores. "People are talking about going to Spain". (more...)
Kenya elections: President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term Kenya elections: President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term
- August 12, 2017

Kenyan law states that electronic reporting must be double-checked and verified by physical paper forms signed by polling station officials before Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, or IEBC, can declare a victor. they will respond to us after the event", said Mudavadi. Another attractive addition was that about five million young Kenyans voted for the first time, and added a new dimension to politics in the country. (more...)
Emergency room evacuated after unknown odor detected Emergency room evacuated after unknown odor detected
- August 12, 2017

As that number started to increase, the hospital closed the operating room and began transferring people out. Patients and other staff members in the hospital's operating room later became ill, she said. She said approximately 19 staff members were affected. About 40 patients and some staff experienced flu-like symptoms after the odor was reported, the source of which remains a mystery, according to the Boston Globe . (more...)