• Japan GDP takes spotlight off Korea
Japan GDP takes spotlight off Korea

Many Japanese traders stayed away from the market for Japan's traditional "obon" holiday. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.32 percent, with the broader index driven by gains in the information technology, industrials and consumer discretionary sub-indexes.

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  • Pence Defends Trump's Charlottesville Remarks
Pence Defends Trump's Charlottesville Remarks

The violent incidents that occurred in Charlottesville claimed the lives of three people while around twenty were injured. On the way to the statue of Albert Pike, a Confederate general, demonstrators stopped in front of the Trump International Hotel shouting "shame, shame, shame" to protest what some say was Trump's lack of a firm or specific ...

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  • Barcelona on the verge of signing Brazilian midfielder following Neymar departure
Barcelona on the verge of signing Brazilian midfielder following Neymar departure

Barcelona , which needs reinforcements after the world-record transfer of Brazil forward Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain last week, will pay the 40 million euros (US$47.26 million) for the 29-year-old to end his two-year spell in the Chinese Super League.

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  • Japan deploys missile-defense systems following N Korea threat
Japan deploys missile-defense systems following N Korea threat

Located right next to Guam is the Northern Mariana Islands. "He adds, "if anything happens to Guam , there's going to be big, big trouble in North Korea . "Let's see what he does with Guam ", Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. As a precaution, Japan deployed missile defense batteries under th...

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  • SpaceX rocket to fire supercomputer into orbit
SpaceX rocket to fire supercomputer into orbit

The cargo is meant to support astronauts in the International Space Station for deep space missions in future. The first-of-its-kind experiment will see the Spaceborne computer travel to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on 14 August where it will spend a year (the same time it takes to travel to Mars) in...

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  • Mexico against military option in settlement of Venezuelan crisis
Mexico against military option in settlement of Venezuelan crisis

Pence's first stop is Colombia, where he will meet with President Juan Manuel Santos. Venezuela's government responded by accusing Trump of seeking to destabilize Latin America. Saturday's statement by the Foreign Ministry reiterated concerns about a "breakdown in the democratic order" in Venezuela and called for the United Nations secretary-genera...

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  • Amazon is issuing refunds to customers who purchased suspect solar eclipse glasses
Amazon is issuing refunds to customers who purchased suspect solar eclipse glasses

Some even say they are just as good as the NASA-approved manufacturers, but haven't gotten approval yet. NASA's page also links to the American Astronomical Society's list of reputable solar filter vendors . "People are being hoodwinked into buying glasses that may not be safe". The list includes vendors "that have been verified by an accredit...

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  • Should Donald Trump be banned from Twitter?
Should Donald Trump be banned from Twitter?

One former Republican senator is calling on Congress to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. In a process dubbed the "New York channel", Joseph Yun, the United States envoy for North Korea policy and the only American to meet with North Koreans, passes messages back and forth between the two nuclear-armed natio...

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  • Top US military official arrives South Korea amid North Korea tension
Top US military official arrives South Korea amid North Korea tension

Moon Chung-In, South Korea's ambassador-at-large for worldwide security, criticized the Trump administration for what he said was a lack of clarity over North Korea. Over the weekend, US officials said the USA isn't on the verge war with North Korea, despite escalating rhetoric. According to a statement from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, X...

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  • IS suspect stabs Istanbul policeman while taken into custody
IS suspect stabs Istanbul policeman while taken into custody

The private Dogan news service said the assailant had already been arrested and was being transported to a police station when the stabbing occurred at around 11 pm (2000 GMT). It was unclear how the attacker had managed to keep a knife while he was being taken into custody. The police officer who had been accompanying those apprehended was sta...

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  • Ag. President Osinbajo congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on re-election
Ag. President Osinbajo congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on re-election

In an escalation of Kenya's deadly election violence, police have fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials. I applaud the people of Kenya for their commitment to democracy, which they demonstrated so enthusiastically during the recent elections, notably by turning out in such high numbers .

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  • Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues
Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues

Lexington, Kentucky will be the next city to shuffle the location of two of its Confederate-era monuments, the city's mayor, Jim Gray, revealed on Saturday. Although it was a slave-holding border state, more Kentuckians actually served in Union regiments than Confederate ones during the U.S. Civil War, but historical revisionists would have you bel...

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  • Wenger Wants Arsenal Star To Be Like Zlatan
Wenger Wants Arsenal Star To Be Like Zlatan

Arsene Wenger had mentioned Alexandre Lacazette's prolific strike-rate - a goal every 80 minutes last season in France - in explaining the new club record signing and the wait here was more like 80 seconds . "But you could say that Ibrahimovic transferred an identical amount of goals from France to England ". With what will surely be the fir...

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  • Central Intelligence Agency chief: No indication of imminent nuclear war with N. Korea
Central Intelligence Agency chief: No indication of imminent nuclear war with N. Korea

He also applauded Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley for persuading China and Russian Federation to join in a unanimous U.N. The op-ed also stated that China would "respond with a firm hand" to protect its interests and would act, should the US and South Korea strike first.

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  • Sheriff: 3 dead in shooting at Wis. racetrack
Sheriff: 3 dead in shooting at Wis. racetrack

He said initial reports were that the victims were from Aurora, Ill. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth confirmed the shootings to Today's TMJ4 in Wisconsin. Beth said they do not have a suspect in custody. "This is isolated and this is somebody who had a grudge with somebody and they came here and they really ruined a family event for people", Br...

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  • 'Heavy fire' in Burkina Faso restaurant attack
'Heavy fire' in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

The place, identified as Aziz Istanbul restaurant in the city center, was " attacked by suspected jihadists ", AFP reported, citing a restaurant server. And in October that year there was an attack that killed four troops and two civilians. A similar attack in the same area had killed almost 30 people in January 2016.

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  • Amazon recalling some eclipse glasses ‘not confirmed safe for viewing’
Amazon recalling some eclipse glasses ‘not confirmed safe for viewing’

On Saturday, photographers at KGW News received an email from Amazon claiming the solar filters purchased by the station were recalled. The company has confirmed a recent Verge report that it's "proactively" refunding purchases of eclipse glasses that might not meet the ISO 12312-2 safety standards needed to protect your eyes.

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  • Crowd in New Orleans holds vigil for Charlottesville victims
Crowd in New Orleans holds vigil for Charlottesville victims

James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old OH man who grew up in Florence in northern Kentucky, is charged with second-degree murder following Saturday's incident in Charlottsville, the home of the University of Virginia. Skye Garcia is an organizer of the rally and she hopes the event is a place of support for anyone that may need it. A second vigil ...

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  • Commonwealth Bank CEO to Retire from Scandal Plagued Lender
Commonwealth Bank CEO to Retire from Scandal Plagued Lender

Narev joined the group in 2007, serving at the helm since 2009. AUSTRAC, which enforces the anti-money-laundering regime, has launched Federal Court action against the bank. The beleaguered boss of the Australian bank at the center of a money-laundering scandal first had his bonus cut to zero. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission...

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  • Watch season 7, episode 5 Eastwatch free on Amazon Channels
Watch season 7, episode 5 Eastwatch free on Amazon Channels

The Hound looks to be using Gendry's hammer to smash one of the wights. When they land, the dragon instinctually approaches Jon and basically submits when Jon puts his hand out to touch him. Now, it's hard to tell whether this a real pregnancy, or if Cersei was just starting to sense that Jaime was pulling away from her and knew that a baby w...

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