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France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation

France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation Trump also reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, it added. "All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the United States thousands of times", said a newspaper. The Chinese foreign ministry said Xi urged Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would "exacerbate" the already-tense situation and to exercise restraint and seek a pol... [Full Article...]

Trump's claim that his first order was to upgrade nukes isn't true

Trump's claim that his first order was to upgrade nukes isn't true It is aimed at all three elements of the nuclear triad: Air Force bombers and Navy submarines capable of launching nuclear bombs and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. In his latest tweet, Trump expressed the refined and active state of America's nuclear weapons, he seems to be sending a message communicating the sharpened state of his sword and ready to fight. [Full Article...]

Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

Come to the library for a viewing party! August 21, the moon's shadow will race across the land, crossing from the OR coast to the point where SC meets the Atlantic Ocean in just one and a half hours. Viewing at Burke Lake and Accotink Parks. Guests will be given free, safe-viewing glasses (courtesy of the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google and the Nati... [Full Article...]

Clint Bowyer chimes in on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s legacy

Clint Bowyer chimes in on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s legacy Dale Jr. has won the series' Most Popular Driver Award 14 times (2003-16) and has a net worth of approximately $300 million. "First off, I got a unique type of respect for Harvick that's different from most of the drivers because of his history and most recently with what he's done with JR Motorsports", Earnhardt said during the unveiling of the 2018 Camaro ZL1 Chevrolet will use in Cup next s... [Full Article...]

What Does the US Military Do on the Island of Guam?

Governor Eddie Calvo describes his island to those who don't know it as a "mini Hawaii" and puts the chances of a direct missile hit at a million-to-one because of the multi layers of Pacific defences, the last being those on Guam itself. The air base was built in 1944, when the USA was preparing to send bombers to Japan during World War II. There's a sense of patriotism among those who cite the... [Full Article...]

Solar Eclipse Question? There's An App for That

NOVA will follow teams working on the forefront of solar science and solar storm detection, incorporating immersive CGI animation to reveal the sun's secret mechanisms, stunning sequences of the eclipse itself, NASA footage, and more . Because of this potential health risk, NASA has provided a list of reputable vendors who sell "eclipse viewers", special glasses and filters created to redu... [Full Article...]

'North Korea will truly regret any threat to US'

'North Korea will truly regret any threat to US' Another worrying matter is that U.S. President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang, saying: " North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States ". Japan's missile defense scheme employs Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyers to shoot down airborne missiles, and the Air Self-Defense Force's PAC-3 system to counter missiles that evade Aegis interceptors. [Full Article...]

USA imposes sanctions on officials in Venezuela

USA imposes sanctions on officials in Venezuela All this served as the backdrop for the reconvening of the National Constituent Assembly on Wednesday, Aug 9, where the topic of discussion was one of paramount importance: the struggle to diversify, strengthen, and address the character of Venezuela's economy in the face of the economic war waged by the national and worldwide forces of austerity, neoliberalism and counter-revolution. [Full Article...]

China's state media: We won't help North Korea if it attacks

China's state media: We won't help North Korea if it attacks He followed that up with a Friday tweet that the U.S. military solutions were " locked and loaded should North Korea act unwisely". "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" he wrote. But the president's rhetoric appeared to have little effect, with North Korean state media quoting Kim as calling Trump "bereft of reason" and talking a "load of nonsense". [Full Article...]

Killer elephant shot dead in India

Killer elephant shot dead in India According to Sakshi news, Jharkhand's chief forest and wildlife conservator LR Singh and his team went on a week-long mission but failed to tranquilise and capture the elephant. "We expect him to get the animal anytime now - today, tonight, tomorrow - anytime". The forest official said that casualties could have continued to increase had several people from villages atop the densely forested hil... [Full Article...]

Pep Guardiola: "We are a strong club"

Pep Guardiola: Five minutes later, Brighton defender Dunk slammed a header into his own net as he tried to clear a cross under pressure from Jesus, with the home side lacking the firepower to mount a comeback in the closing stages. "You need to put the defeats and the poor performances behind you and look forward to that next one". City run very deep, and with attacking titles on the domestic and European fron... [Full Article...]

Tropical depression forms off the East Coast

Tropical depression forms off the East Coast The National Hurricane Center is forecasting tropical storm strength by Sunday night, which will make tropical storm Gert, the seventh named storm of the season. Saturday, the hurricane center said the tropical depression is heading northwest around 13 miles per hour, blowing maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. [Full Article...]

Three dead in white nationalist rally violence in Virginia

The Ku Klux Klan protests on July 8, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Shortly after the rally had been canceled in Charlottesville, a auto rammed into people in a street as they appeared to be leaving a counterprotest rally. And they celebrated Trump's selecting Stephen K. Bannon as his chief strategist. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry an... [Full Article...]

Morning Poll: How Worried Are You About Nuclear Annihilation?

Morning Poll: How Worried Are You About Nuclear Annihilation? We have 1,650 nuclear warheads, just one of which could unleash 1.2 megatons of destructive power, or about 80 times more than the "Little Boy" bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In addition, the US military is limited in how many weapons can be deployed under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty signed in 2010. Harrison also pointed out that the modernization of the nuclear arsenal began under Obama... [Full Article...]

United Nations agency: Over 600000 displaced Syrians returned home so far this year

United Nations agency: Over 600000 displaced Syrians returned home so far this year An IOM report found more than 600,000 displaced Syrians have returned home in the first seven months of this year, almost as many as the total number of returnees for all of 2016. Reports also find that 97 per cent returned to their own house, 1.8 per cent are living with hosts, 1.4 per cent in abandoned houses, 0.14 per cent in informal settlements and 0.03 per cent in rented accommodation. [Full Article...]

Contaminated eggs scandal hit 15 European Union states, besides Switzerland, Hong Kong: EC

Contaminated eggs scandal hit 15 European Union states, besides Switzerland, Hong Kong: EC Chan said the CFS took action after two egg samples imported from the Netherlands were found to contain excessive insecticide earlier this month. Eggs or egg products from those producers have reached Austria, Britain, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Sweden, as well as Switzerland and Hong Kong outside the EU. [Full Article...]

Nations start to choose sides in event of North Korea war

Nations start to choose sides in event of North Korea war Little comment from Moscow about the confrontation between the USA and North Korea. Not to be outdone, North Korea issued its own warning, saying that if the US launches an attack, they will "immediately reduce the USA mainland into a field of nuclear war". [Full Article...]

Pilot ejects, escapes injury as US fighter jet crash lands in Bahrain

Pilot ejects, escapes injury as US fighter jet crash lands in Bahrain A fighter jet has crash landed at Bahrain International Airport, disrupting flights to and from the island nation. The driver escaped unharmed. A fighter plane F/A 18E "has experienced a dysfunction at the level of the motor and tried to head for the military base of Sheikh Issa", said commander William Urban, a spokesman of the Fifth u.s. [Full Article...]

New Iowa license plate designs unveiled at Iowa State Fair

New Iowa license plate designs unveiled at Iowa State Fair Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Lowe unveiled the designs, saying they represent the elements of what makes us Iowans. The winning plate design will be available sometime in 2018. "Specialty" license plates and plates with a collegiate design will not be changed. The city/country plate selected in 1997 accounts for about 4.2 million of t... [Full Article...]

Merkel doesn't speak for US on North Korea

Merkel doesn't speak for US on North Korea The tweet was one of several Trump sent Friday. Trump dialed up the rhetoric early Friday, tweeting that the USA military is "locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". Lavrov said Russian Federation doesn't accept the North's nuclear weapons bid and pointed at a proposal by China and Russian Federation under which Pyongyang would freeze its nuclear and missile tests while the USA an... [Full Article...]


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