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

U.S. fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean Peninsula 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. [Full Article...]

Mueller Has Unreleased Copy of Angry Letter Trump Wrote on Firing Comey

Mueller Has Unreleased Copy of Angry Letter Trump Wrote on Firing Comey Just days before the presidential election, Comey announces the FBI is reopening its investigation into Clinton's email on the back of evidence found on Weiner's laptop. According to the report, McGahn did warn Trump that the Russian Federation probe wouldn't go away even if he fired Comey-a point the president acknowledged but said he wanted to do it anyway. [Full Article...]

What we learned from Michigan Football's 33-17 victory over Florida

What we learned from Michigan Football's 33-17 victory over Florida Even still, it would appear that Florida will once again be plagued by issues at quarterback. Last season, MI football averaged 425.3 total yards, 212.0 in passing and 213.3 in rushing per game. MI took a 26-17 lead. On the strength of a dominant defensive performance, the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines opened their season with a 33-17 win over the No. [Full Article...]

GDP growth hits three-year low of 5.7%, GST, demonetization 'major' factors

GDP growth hits three-year low of 5.7%, GST, demonetization 'major' factors Importantly, the CSO estimates showed that gross value added (GVA) grew 5.6 percent in April-June lower than the last year's 7.6 percent growth during the same quarter. Demonetisation , according to Sabnavis had impacted consumer demand and the SME segment. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast annual growth of 6.6% in the quarter. [Full Article...]

U.S. orders closure of Russian consulate

U.S. orders closure of Russian consulate The State Department today said it's achieved "parity" with Russia's decision to scale back US diplomatic operations in Moscow by making the Russian government close its Consulate General in San Francisco , a chancery annex in Washington and a consular annex in New York City by September 2. [Full Article...]

56% Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'

56% Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart' Trump's supporters raise different concerns: 17% of those who approve of his job performance cite his use of Twitter and other social media, while 16% say they are most concerned about obstruction from others, such as Congress and the news media. [Full Article...]

Congress blames low GDP growth on Modi's 'reckless' demonetisation move

Congress blames low GDP growth on Modi's 'reckless' demonetisation move He also questioned the Narendra Modi government on whether its demonetisation decision was created to convert black money into white. Out of which bank received only 15.28 lakh crore. He asked the prime minister to explain his Independence Day speech where he mentioned that Rs 3 lakh crore of black money had been unearthed and challenged him to make public the list of companies and individuals... [Full Article...]

Trump pledges to donate $1 million of 'personal money' to Harvey relief

Trump pledges to donate $1 million of 'personal money' to Harvey relief Sanders told reporters that Trump had asked her to check with "the folks in this room since you are very good with research" about where he should make the donation for people in Texas and Louisiana. The first lady made her remarks during a meeting in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump and representatives of the Salvation Army, the Southern Baptist relief group, and the Red Cross. [Full Article...]

Toronto gas prices expected to hit $1.32 on weekend

Over seven days, Saskatoon saw gas prices rise from 99.9 cents a litre to 109.9 cents as of Friday. Torontonians can expect to pay more than $1.30 for a litre of gasoline by Saturday prices continue to surge in the wake of Hurricane Harvey . [Full Article...]

Kentucky Air National Guard sends more airmen to Houston

Kentucky Air National Guard sends more airmen to Houston Michigan National Guard soldiers are preparing for possible deployment to Texas to respond to the unfolding crisis caused by Hurricane Harvey. The 106th Rescue Wing sent 15 members on a search and rescue helicopter on Tuesday. "We expect to be operational within a few hours of landing in Houston ", Bancroft said. Air Force and Navy helicopters began flying rescue missions in Texas on Monday n... [Full Article...]

Ogun Hajj Board Denies Death Of Pilgrims

Ogun Hajj Board Denies Death Of Pilgrims Calm and tranquility characterized the pilgrims' move to Mina site. In a statement issued yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said "a prayer for your country and her leaders is as important as asking Allah to grant you your personal wishes". [Full Article...]

Deposed Uber chief Travis Kalanick welcomes new CEO

Deposed Uber chief Travis Kalanick welcomes new CEO Kalanick of failing to inform investors about mismanagement at Uber. Khosrowshahi reportedly said Expedia's CFO will also be coming to Uber. A DE judge on Wednesday stayed a lawsuit brought by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] investor Benchmark Capital against ousted Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick , handing the embattled executive a victory. [Full Article...]

Animal Shelters Filling Up With Pets In Harvey's Wake

Animal Shelters Filling Up With Pets In Harvey's Wake Team members will be helping with caring for animals at a facility in the Houston area and will work hand-in-hand with the Houston SPCA . "They're super overwhelmed, just like all the shelters are down there". They said more information on becoming a foster parent for them and the donation items they are in need of most can be found on their webpage here. [Full Article...]

Feuding US Congress to debate storm Harvey recovery funds

NY wont abandon Texas . Harvey was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50 years when it came ashore on Friday near Corpus Christi. Any additional disaster relief could be attached to a debt ceiling increase, making the combined package almost impossible to vote against , Greg Valliere, chief strategist at Horizon Investments, wrote in a note to clients about the impa... [Full Article...]

Illinois House Passes Ed Funding Bill

Illinois House Passes Ed Funding Bill A vote could occur in that chamber as early as Tuesday. The plan was hammered out by legislative leaders in closed-door meetings. One of the more contentious results of the negotiations is a possible tuition tax credit pilot program for which officials may earmark up to $75 million for tax credits to parents who send their children to private schools. [Full Article...]

Alaskan deploys to Houston to help communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey

To donate to the American Red Cross , visit RedCross .org, dial 1-800-RedCross, or text HARVEY to 90999. "Additional volunteers are ready to deploy to help with the disaster response effort as needed". Northwest Ohio residents and nonprofits are sending aid to southeast Texas as Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented rainfall is displacin gthousands in Houston and surrounding areas. [Full Article...]

Man arrested in firing of gun at Unite the Right rally

Man arrested in firing of gun at Unite the Right rally Daniel Patrick Borden, 18, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding in the August 12 assault that took place in a parking garage. Harris told WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina that the beating resulted in a broken wrist, chipped tooth, busted lip and eight staples to close the wound in his head. [Full Article...]

Islamic State stronghold Tal Afar about to fall, says Iraqi military

Islamic State stronghold Tal Afar about to fall, says Iraqi military Tal Afar , located 35 miles west of Mosul and on a road from Mosul to the Syrian border, has strategic importance as well a political significance. A predominantly Turkmen district، Tal Afar was overrun by the notorious terrorist group in mid-2014، along with vast territories in northern and western Iraq . [Full Article...]

20 killed in Kabul Shiite mosque attack, IS claims responsibility

Earlier this month 33 worshippers were killed and 66 wounded in a suicide attack claimed by IS on a Shiite mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat. At least 14 people are thought to have died after a Shia mosque in Afghanistan was attacked by gunmen today (August 25). It is the sixth time this year a Shiite place of worship in Afghanistan has been attacked. [Full Article...]

Police injured outside Buckingham Palace

Police injured outside Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is in lockdown and two police officers have been injured in a possible blade attack in London. Social media posts from the scene showed a huge police presence swarm around the area, with drivers blocked from approaching one of Britain's most popular tourist attractions. [Full Article...]


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