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Venezuela could become a risk to US: CIA director

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Moving forward, he said President Trump's tough talk and global unity against North Korean leader Kim Jung-un is working. They said the United States and its allies no longer can afford to stand by as North Korea pushes ahead with the development of a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. Read More »

Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam

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American and South Korean officials said they would move forward with large-scale military exercises later this month that North Korea claims are a rehearsal for war. As it is, the US has a robust military presence in the region, including six B-1 bombers in Guam and Air Force fighter jet units in South Korea, plus other assets across the Pacific Ocean and in the skies above. Read More »

US President says decision on Afghanistan strategy very close

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Intensifying U.S. regional diplomatic efforts working through flexible frameworks for regional dialogue together with Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and other nations to promote Afghan political reconciliation as well as to advance regional cooperation on issues such as border security, intelligence sharing, counternarcotics, transportation, and trade to reduce mistrust and build confidence among regional states. Read More »

Lavrov: Russia to protect itself in 'sanctions war'

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As tension continues to rise between the US and North Korea, with both sides making threats, China and Russian Federation are trying to cool things down. China delivered a warning to North Korea on Friday, stating that if it strikes the USA first, China will stay neutral. Lavrov did not refer to President Donald Trump's most recent remark that the U.S. Read More »

McMaster Repeatedly Refuses to Say if He Can Work With Bannon

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When Stephanopoulos asked if there was anyone in the White House who would tell Trump the statement had been a mistake, Scaramucci noted that most of Trump's staff "may be reluctant to tell him the truth". Like many others, Scaramucci told host George Stephanopoulos that he disagreed with Trump's weak and freaky statement on the outbreak of white supremacist violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More »

Sunderland house destroyed in explosion that 'sounded like bomb'

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Ms Judson added that Ms Shepherd was able to talk in the ambulance as she was being taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where she was treated. 'Half of the semi has gone and next door is wrecked. Gas engineers were also there, along with search specialists with dogs to make sure there were no other casualties trapped. Read More »

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

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USA officials and United Nations diplomats say the threat of unilateral U.S. Earlier Sunday, China pressed North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests, saying Pyongyang should not "provoke worldwide society's goodwill". The U.N. penalties aim to cut off roughly $1 billion of North Korea's estimated $3 billion in annual exports, by banning countries from importing its coal, iron, lead and seafood products, and stopping them from letting in more North Korean laborers, who help Kim's ... Read More »

Sebastian Gorka says Rex Tillerson discussing military options is 'nonsensical'

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He also said that he hopes the U.S. will never have to use its nuclear weapons. President Trump boasted on Wednesday that he had made US nuclear weapons more powerful. The top Democrat serving on the U.S. House panel responsible for defense spending is condemning President Donald Trump's "loose and imprecise language" concerning nuclear weapons. Read More »

Conspiracies for my ouster began over 3 years ago: Nawaz Sharif

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Kulsoom is the only member of the Sharif family whose name has never been mentioned in any corruption cases. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid also submitted her nomination papers in the morning. Sharif asked. To make sure that their vote is respected, he asked people to stand by him. Did I commit any kind of corruption? Observers say with Kalsoom's nomination for the parliament seat, Sharif intends to seek the dominant role of his family in politics and try to retain ... Read More »

Action again North Korea's ballistic missiles a hard call for US

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Guam is home to U.S. Naval Base Guam and the Andersen Air Force Base . Many are irked by the endless commentary about US forces on Guam by cable news pundits and experts attempting to introduce USA viewers to the island. Residents do not pay USA income taxes or vote in the general election for US president. Guam was also a refueling and transfer spot for military personnel heading to Southeast Asia. Read More »

Hong Kong enhances checks on eggs from Europe

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A US egg producer has recalled more than 200 million chicken eggs apparently contaminated with salmonella bacteria after hundreds of people have become sick, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Millions of eggs and egg-based products have been pulled from European supermarkets since August 1 and there are growing questions about who knew what, and when. Read More »

IL resident wins Mega Millions jackpot

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Lottery officials said the jackpot was the largest in almost a year, and the fifth largest in the 15-year history of the drawing. The $393 million grand prize ticket was sold in Palos Heights, a suburb of Chicago. Jackpot winners choose whether to receive 30 annual payments, each 5 percent higher than the last, or a lump-sum payment. Nobody has won the Powerball jackpot since June. Read More »

'Mad Dog' Mattis to Kim Jong-Un: We win, you lose

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Nikki] Haley , you can see the American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results". Meanwhile North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said its army would complete plans in mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near Guam. Read More »

Probe hots up on Trump links with Russian Federation

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From the millions of dollars Manafort reportedly owed to pro-Russian interests, to his bank accounts in the tax haven of Cyprus, to his attendance at a 2016 meeting billed as an opportunity for the Russian government to provide the Trump campaign with information that would damage Hillary Clinton's chances in the presidential race, to his retroactive filing with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, the longtime GOP operative seems to have a toe in nearly every part of the special ... Read More »

Torch-bearing white nationalists march ahead of alt-right rally

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He urged people to stay away and "deny those ideas more attention than they deserve". Video shows a auto ramming into the back of another auto, causing a pile-up and sending people over the top of the vehicle in front of it. President Donald Trump tweeted "There is no place for this kind of violence in America". Several scuffles broke out at the rally after some of the nationalists swung their torches at people, the paper said, adding that several people were injured at the rally and at ... Read More »

Gorakhpur tragedy: Families allege discrepancy in treatment

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Two ministers from the Adityanth government - Siddharth Nath Singh (Health) and Ashutosh Tandon (Medical Education) reached the medical college today to take stock of the situation. The hospital authorities are accusing the supplier of disrupting the liquid Oxygen's supply. "The company supplying oxygen had informed the principal that it would stop the supply if payment was not made and the government must be aware that the deaths have been caused due to a shortage of oxygen", he said. Read More »

Venezuela court removes fifth opposition mayor

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The sentence handed down Wednesday by the Supreme Court against David Smolansky, the opposition mayor of the Caracas suburb of El Hatillo, brought to 23 the number of mayors targeted by legal action, according to the opposition. "Venezuela can't be sanctioned by anything or anybody", he said. Almost 130 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces. Read More »

At Least 31 Dead, Scores Hurt as Trains Collide in Alexandria, Egypt

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Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least 31 people and injuring about 109, according to two medical officials. "When we came out, we found four train cars crushed and a lot of people on the ground". In Egypt's worst train disaster, a fire tore through seven carriages of an overcrowded passenger train in 2002, killing at least 360 people. Read More »

Guam a pawn in US-North Korea confrontations - academic

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After taking off from Andersen Air Force Base , Guam , the B-1s - assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron - flew to Japanese airspace, where they were joined by Japanese F-2 fighter jets. 'But I have to say, I'm not laughing now, ' he said. Consul General in Guam , Marciano de Borja told ABS-CBN News Channel on Friday they have come up with measures for situations that may arise should North Korea strike the island. Read More »

Anger erupts in Odinga bastions after Kenya poll result

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Information technology experts for the opposition claimed Wednesday that Msando's user ID and password had been used to hack into the IEBC computer system and to gain access to Chebukati's account starting at about 12.37 a.m. According to official figures released by the country's electoral commission on Friday, the incumbent secured 54.27 percent of the ballots cast, while his rival, Raila Odinga , won 44.74 percent. Read More »

Patients Treated for Chemical Release at Hospital Emergency Room

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Exeter Hospital where at least 20 patients were injured following a "chemical release". Aerial images show several hospital beds with patients in a roped off area outside the hospital. At this time, the cause is unknown. They say all of the Exeter Fire Department's units and multiple other units from nearby towns are operating at the hospital. Read More »

CNN severs ties with commentator over Nazi salute tweet

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Lord said he would continue mocking Nazis and Fascists. Lord's response was the one that got him fired - he tweeted "Sieg Heil! ". He was hired in 2016 during the campaign to be a pro-Trump voice on the network. Another CNN commentator and pro-Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany recently left the network to be a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee. Read More »

Boy dies in auto park collision at Ibis Hotel in Salford

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Reports say a number of eyewitnesses heard loud screams in the area before police and rescue services arrived at the scene. GMP confirmed they attended because they were closest to the scene and that it was not a firearms incident. Officers were called to reports of a collision involving the toddler and a Toyota Rav4 near the Ibis Budget hotel, Salford Quays, shortly after 9pm on Thursday. Read More »

Hackers failed to enter Kenya's voting database, election official says

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Odinga rejected the early results of Tuesday's vote and said the details were "fake", because the authorities had failed to present documents verifying the results, BBC reported . She praised the IEBC for conducting a thorough and transparent electoral process, but said she wouldn't comment on allegations of hacking. He claimed both elections were rigged . Read More »