• War of Words Heats Up between President Trump and North Korea
War of Words Heats Up between President Trump and North Korea

After the telephones talks on Saturday, the White House said in a statement that the two leaders discussed the increasingly unsafe situation associated with North Korea's destabilizing and escalatory behavior. Trump has also met with the governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, in which he has "assured" that "the american forces are ready to ensure the ...

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  • Quake of magnitude 6.5 hits Indonesia's Sumatra; tremors felt in Singapore
Quake of magnitude 6.5 hits Indonesia's Sumatra; tremors felt in Singapore

The authorities said that the quake hit at a depth of 67 km, at a distance of 81 km west of the city of Bengkulu . When contacted, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was aware of the quake but had not received any calls for assistance.

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  • ASEAN Calls on North Korea to Halt Missile, Nuclear Tests
ASEAN Calls on North Korea to Halt Missile, Nuclear Tests

Later on Saturday, the Security Council in NY unanimously passed a resolution that imposes even tougher sanctions aimed at depriving the communist state of up to $1 billion in annual revenue from exports of coal, iron, iron ore and other products, news reports said.

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  • White nationalists ignite Virginia clashes
White nationalists ignite Virginia clashes

Cory Gardner , R-Colo., tweeted , "These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism". "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides ", Trump said at a press conference.

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  • Iran Parliament ratifies motion to counter US' 'terrorist' acts
Iran Parliament ratifies motion to counter US' 'terrorist' acts

About 240 Iranian lawmakers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill aimed at countering America's "adventurous and terrorist" activities in the region. It was passed in the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Wednesday and was sent to Majlis Presiding Board to be put to a vote in the parliament.

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  • Military downplays impact of North Korea plan to launch missiles at Guam
Military downplays impact of North Korea plan to launch missiles at Guam

Security Council on Saturday passed sweeping new sanctions Trump had requested. Plan is to be executed only after leader Kim Jong-un's approval, possibly in mid-August. Baumgartner, a supervisor at a high-end clothing store, said she was confident US forces on the island's two bases were ready to intervene, and she bore no grudges about that mili...

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  • N.Korea lashes back after Trump's latest warning
N.Korea lashes back after Trump's latest warning

Calling it "the responsibility of all", Macron called on the worldwide community to "act in a concerted, firm and effective manner, as it has just done in the (U.N.) Security Council, to bring North Korea back to the path of dialogue". For one, they didn't want to put somebody in a corner. Yet North Korea's top general escalated those threats, sa...

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  • Article 35A: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi
Article 35A: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi

The meeting comes in the backdrop of the debate on Article 35A of the Constitution that grants special status to the state and is being challenged in the Supreme Court . "It is a shield for the backward people of Jammu and Kashmir", he said. "Let the Supreme Court take cognizance of this". Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that there is an improv...

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  • North Korea Has Markets Nervous But Not Panicked
North Korea Has Markets Nervous But Not Panicked

The broad-based S&P 500 was hit even harder, dropping 1.5 percent to close at 2,438.22, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 2.2 percent 6,216.87. The negative headlines provided many investors with an opportunity to pocket some of their recent gains following a string of record highs fueled by strong corporate earnings.

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  • China protests United States warship approaching Meiji reef
China protests United States warship approaching Meiji reef

McCain had sailed to Mischief Reef . China called it a "serious political and military provocation". The mission comes as the USA seeks China's cooperation on resolving the tension over North Korea's missile tests, which is perceived in Washington as a serious threat to the U.S.

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  • Lahiri fights back, tied-33rd alongside Spieth and McIlroy
Lahiri fights back, tied-33rd alongside Spieth and McIlroy

Kisner hasn't fared well in a dozen major appearances, but that hasn't changed his attitude when it comes to vying for the biggest wins in the sport. The threat of lightning in North Carolina meant play was disrupted for nearly two hours, but Matsuyama managed to pick up from where he left off at the 15th hole and eventually drew level with Ameri...

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  • Canadian pastor released by North Korea returns home
Canadian pastor released by North Korea returns home

It is a grave threat. "He is doing very well, considering everything he has gone through", he said. "It is of absolutely pressing concern for Canada and we are very involved working with our global partners to seek a resolution, a de-escalation, to really get North Korea to understand it must get off of this path which is so destructive for Nor...

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  • Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance
Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance

Speaking after his release, Stephen McGown said that if he had been British it would have been " first prize ". South Africa's government has said it paid no ransom. "I suppose you try and find routines, you try and find things that sort of give you an escapism from the situation, like doing a bit of exercise", he said.

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  • Trump 'Won't Rule Out' Military Option in…Venezuela?
Trump 'Won't Rule Out' Military Option in…Venezuela?

On Thursday, Trump said he discussed Venezuela along with North Korea and Afghanistan in a security briefing with top national security aides and Vice President Mike Pence , who travels to neighbouring Colombia on Sunday in a trip where discussions on how to pressure Maduro are expected to feature prominently.

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  • How three recent launches signaled new leaps in North Korea's missile capabilities
How three recent launches signaled new leaps in North Korea's missile capabilities

Any order by the president could be executed quickly. Mr Calvo responded by saying he feels safe and confident with Mr Trump's leadership. The naval base dates to 1898, when the US took over Guam from Spain after the Spanish-American War.

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  • North Korea Tension: Beijing Tries Balancing Act
North Korea Tension: Beijing Tries Balancing Act

The defense ministry deployed the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system in Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi in western Japan , which North Korea had warned could be along its missiles' flight path, public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News said .

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  • Heading to OR for the solar eclipse? Better plan ahead
Heading to OR for the solar eclipse? Better plan ahead

The only time it is safe to look directly at the sun is during the brief minutes of absolute totality. The last to make any sort of landfall in the United States happened on February 26, 1979. Hotels in the city are likely booked to capacity in anticipation. Henderson County deputies say they have arrested a Greenwood man on sex crimes charges ...

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  • Venezuelan President Maduro Seeks To Meet US President Trump
Venezuelan President Maduro Seeks To Meet US President Trump

Later that day the White House issued a statement saying that Mr Trump had refused to take a phone call from Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro . While Trump raised the specter of military intervention, his top national security aides have downplayed that possibility. "You've seen Maduro have some lame attempts to try to do that already", ...

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  • North Korea deadline on Guam looms amid Trump warnings
North Korea deadline on Guam looms amid Trump warnings

Trump also spoke this weekend with Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, reassuring him that USA military forces stand ready to ensure the safety and security of the US territory, a White House statement said. In another move that could further fan the flames, satellite photos posted by defence expert Joseph Bermudez suggested that North Korea could be prep...

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  • White nationalist rally, violence rock Virginia city; 1 dead
White nationalist rally, violence rock Virginia city; 1 dead

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner tweeted "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name". President Donald Trump addressed the country Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of violent protests in Charlottesville , Virginia, between white supremacist groups and counter protesters.

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