• Markets more serious over recent North Korea tensions than in past
Markets more serious over recent North Korea tensions than in past

The adviser criticized the Trump administration for what he said was a lack of clarity over North Korea. North Korea announced a plan to launch ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam. "During this trip, I will work to improve our already strong military-to-military relationships in Seoul and Tokyo and to continue to develop th...

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  • Donald Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules
Donald Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules

In a background briefing with reporters on Saturday, White House officials pointed to frustration from USA businesses that they have to share intellectual property with China as a condition for doing business in the country. The official, who was speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that he doesn't believe this will lead to a period of conf...

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  • White House figures plotting against Donald Trump: Scaramucci
White House figures plotting against Donald Trump: Scaramucci

During the interview, his first sitdown TV interview since he left the White House after 10 days on the job, Scaramucci also told ABC he believed chief strategist Steve Bannon was one of the White House's biggest problems. He predicted there will be further staff changes within the administration, explaining he thinks Trump is " getting his...

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  • White Helmets members killed by gunmen in northwestern Syria
White Helmets members killed by gunmen in northwestern Syria

The White Helmets say unidentified gunmen shot the seven members dead during a raid on their base Saturday in the town of Sarmin, west of Idlib city. Armed attackers stormed the Sarmin office of the Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas.

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  • Senate overrides governor's veto on school funding bill
Senate overrides governor's veto on school funding bill

SB1, which would introduce evidence-based funding to the state's schools, has been back in the Legislature since August 1, where it faces an August 16 deadline of passage or override. Make no mistake, any vote in supporting the override is a vote to bailout Chicago Public Schools' ineptness on the backs of our local school children, our local teach...

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  • Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US
Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US

Mr Trump's remarks on Tuesday that North Korea would face " fire and fury like the world has never seen" pushed Wall Street lower, with only utilities making gains and drove the VIX "fear gauge" of expected volatility on the S&P 500 to its highest in nearly a month.

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  • Australia Deputy PM 'could be NZ citizen'
Australia Deputy PM 'could be NZ citizen'

Barnaby Joyce looks set to the latest MP to caught out over his citizenship, with reports emerging that he's asked the High Court for advice on whether he's a New Zealand citizen. "Neither I nor my parents have ever had any reason to believe that I may be a citizen of any other country", he said on Monday. If so, Mr Turnbull suggested they, t...

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  • US service members killed and 5 others wounded in Iraq
US service members killed and 5 others wounded in Iraq

The statement did not provide any further detail, except to say that the casualties were being investigated. The troops were part of the US- led coalition that has been fighting against ISIS in Iraq since 2014. According to Stars & Stripes, the US -led coalition in Iraq is now in the process of taking the town of Tal Afar, which is now held by Is...

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  • Opioid crisis is a national emergency
Opioid crisis is a national emergency

But declaring an emergency probably won't do much unless it's backed up by other actions. Mr Trump received a briefing on the drugs report earlier this week during his 17-day working vacation in New Jersey. "The recent report by the Commission on Drug Addiction and Opioid Abuse was further evidence of the severity of this epidemic". "As...

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  • North Korea Says 3.5m Volunteers Ready to Retaliate Against US
North Korea Says 3.5m Volunteers Ready to Retaliate Against US

Tensions between the US and North Korea have risen to their highest point of Trump's presidency in recent days. North Korean officials in turn have accused the US leader of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. The United Nations Security Council, with encouragement from the US, voted unanimously at the beginning of August to ...

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  • 17 immigrants found locked inside trailer in Edinburg
17 immigrants found locked inside trailer in Edinburg

The individual reported that his relative was accompanied by other immigrants, and the trailer was getting too hot inside for them to bear. A male and female in charge of the tractor trailer were both detained, officials said. The find comes about a month after three dozen people were found in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio at a Walmart parking...

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  • Venezuela Labels Trump's Military Option Remark as 'Reckless'
Venezuela Labels Trump's Military Option Remark as 'Reckless'

The tour is dominated by the crisis in Venezuela and how USA "partners and friends" were looking to the "future" regarding that country, while others were stuck in the "past", a senior United States administration official said. We want to express gratitude for all the expressions of solidarity and rejection of the use of force from governments aro...

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  • Hundreds protest in Los Angeles, Oakland after deadly Charlottesville rally
Hundreds protest in Los Angeles, Oakland after deadly Charlottesville rally

Robert E. Lee. "What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally. Heyer was one of three people whose deaths are being attributed by local police as related to yesterday's "Unite the Right" rally of white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

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  • Florida Suspends Antonio Callaway, Six Others For Season Opener vs. MI
Florida Suspends Antonio Callaway, Six Others For Season Opener vs. MI

Callaway's suspension is the latest in a growing list of off-field issues for the junior - though past incidents have not resulted in suspensions. An NFL-caliber wideout, the junior has run into trouble several times with the Gators , most recently having been cited for marijuana possession in mid-May.

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  • United States 'taking all possible actions' to defend against North Korea
United States 'taking all possible actions' to defend against North Korea

On Friday, after a slightly toned-down message to North Korea, Trump raised the prospect of US military action in a different hemisphere — in Venezuela, where President Nicolas Maduro has consolidated power and drawn widespread global condemnation.

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  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Venezuela's Situation Continues to Deteriorate
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Venezuela's Situation Continues to Deteriorate

North Korea, according to the director, has been moving at an "ever alarming rate" to develop nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. North Korea warned foreign diplomats to leave Pyongyang in 2013 when it suspended work at a joint inter-Korean industrial park and threatened missile strikes on U.S.

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  • Man City begin EPL season with 2-0 win over Brighton
Man City begin EPL season with 2-0 win over Brighton

We'll try this season. That was a relief after the uncertain starts made by title rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea, and his new three-man defence was seldom in difficulty. The visitors thought they had taken a first-half lead through Gabriel Jesus , but his close-range effort was disallowed after the ball hit his hand as he tried to chest d...

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  • Sonia calls opposition meeting on Friday, Sharad invited
Sonia calls opposition meeting on Friday, Sharad invited

Kailash Vijayvargiya said, "I would not like to comment much on this situation as it is their problem". Mumbai: With the unfolding of events during Gujarat's Rajya Sabha election and later the party's recent boycott of attending the Opposition's meeting convened by the Congress in Delhi has sent confusing signals to the Nationalist Congress Par...

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  • Beijing sets the pace in South China Sea talks
Beijing sets the pace in South China Sea talks

One diplomat said Cambodia has effectively become China's voice at ASEAN on South China Sea affairs. At the bilateral meeting in Manila , Wang told Kono, "Frankly speaking, we were disappointed to hear your comments" over issues surrounding the South China Sea in the East Asia Summit foreign ministers' meeting that was held earlier in the day....

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  • North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief
North Korea: No imminent threat of nuclear war, says Central Intelligence Agency chief

And Pompeo said he fully expected Kim to continue to oversee missile tests and seek to advance the North Korean nuclear program in an effort to shore up the country's ability to strike the mainland United States with a nuclear weapon. The top US military officer, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, is traveling in Asia and expected to meet with leade...

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