• U.S. fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean Peninsula

    U.S. fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean Peninsula

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    Why this demonstration? Thursday's mission, which sent 12 aircraft from Kyushu, Japan, over the Korean Peninsula to release live weapons over a military training range, was "intended as a signal to North Korea of allied determination to deter, defend, and defeat [North Korean] attacks", said Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow Northeast Asia at the Heritage Foundation.
  • Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea

    Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea

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    Japan has been urging Washington to propose new Security Council sanctions, which diplomats said could target North Korean laborers working overseas, oil supplies and textile exports. More missile tests, more bomber flyovers and three angry armies facing each other across the world's most heavily armed border raises the possibility that a miscalculation could lead to real fighting.
  • Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea

    Jim Mattis refutes claims over differences with Donald Trump on North Korea

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    Japan has been urging Washington to propose new Security Council sanctions, which diplomats said could target North Korean laborers working overseas, oil supplies and textile exports. More missile tests, more bomber flyovers and three angry armies facing each other across the world's most heavily armed border raises the possibility that a miscalculation could lead to real fighting.
  • Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase - Mnuchin

    Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase - Mnuchin

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    Asked about Trump's past threats to force a government shutdown if Congress does not also include his $1.6 billion request for a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, Mnuchin said Harvey aid was Trump's "first objective right now". Trump's aid request would add $7.4 billion to dwindling Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster aid coffers and $450 million to finance disaster loans for small businesses.
  • USA to prepare new draft sanctions on N. Korea: Treasury chief

    USA to prepare new draft sanctions on N. Korea: Treasury chief

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    The Trump administration on Friday asked Congress to approve a $7.85 billion package as part of an initial request for funds in response to Hurricane Harvey, which dumped 51 inches on rain on some parts of Texas and is expected to leave about 30,000 people in need of temporary shelter.
  • Mnuchin: Tie Harvey funding to debt ceiling

    Mnuchin: Tie Harvey funding to debt ceiling

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    The debt ceiling is a legislative limit on how much money the federal government can borrow from the US Treasury Department to fund its budget deficits and meet financial obligations. Republican lawmakers, who control both houses of Congress, have traditionally resisted raising the debt ceiling, but linking the issue to Harvey aid could force their hand with people suffering and large areas of the fourth-largest U.S.
  • United Kingdom could stay in European Union single market permanently: Labour deputy leader

    United Kingdom could stay in European Union single market permanently: Labour deputy leader

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    But MPs across the political divide are furious with it authorizing "Henry VIII powers" for ministers to change huge amounts of former European Union law themselves without the Commons' permission. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier accused Britain of failing to honour obligations with regards to Britain's divorce bill. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, he criticised the EU Commission for trying to paint the talks in a negative light after last week's third negotiating round ...
  • Video Shows Nurse Arrested For Refusing to Take Blood Sample

    Video Shows Nurse Arrested For Refusing to Take Blood Sample

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    The nurse, identified as Alex Wubbels , refused to do the blood draw on an unconscious patient who was in a vehicle crash. In the video , Wubbels explained that she couldn't draw blood from her patient unless he was under arrest, consented to the blood-draw or the officer had a warrant.
  • Kenya: Supreme Court nullifies elections

    Kenya: Supreme Court nullifies elections

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    Odinga and his supporters argued the August 8 election was hacked to guarantee victory for Kenyatta , who had won a second term with 54 percent of the vote, raking in about 1.4 million more votes than his challenger. A lot of them belong in jail, " said Odinga. University of Nairobi lecturer Herman Manyora disagrees with this approach. Mr Kwarteng believes that the courts should give people the comfort that if they have genuine grievances the court will uphold them.
  • Afghanistan celebrates Eid al-Adha holiday amid calls for peace

    Afghanistan celebrates Eid al-Adha holiday amid calls for peace

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    Again, it was also a good thing to hear from the Ambassador that the additional troops for Afghanistan would have the role of trainer for Afghan forces and that action would be taken against all terrorist organizations including TTP that is using Afghan territory for terrorist activities in Pakistan.
  • France calls for political transition in Syria without Assad

    France calls for political transition in Syria without Assad

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    The Syrian government army and allying forces have freed nine settlements located in the country's western Hama province from Daesh (banned in Russia) terrorists, a Syrian military source told Sputnik Friday. He also addressed the fighting against ISIS: "Contrary to Hezbollah's claims , the Lebanese army played an essential role". "The Syrian government has put up with the embarrassment for the sake of Lebanon ", he said.
  • After Doklam, First Face-off Between PM-Xi To Witness Plane Talking

    After Doklam, First Face-off Between PM-Xi To Witness Plane Talking

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    It has given out US$3 billion in loans since it began operations previous year. It helps to soften worst-case scenarios stemming from bilateral bad blood. The agreement on credit ratings allows the ICM members to share information about internal credit ratings assigned to clients, as well as rating assessment and assignment methodologies, the Russian bank said.