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Japan’s military seeks record spending to reinforce North Korea missile defences

Japan’s military seeks record spending to reinforce North Korea missile defences The overall government budget plan is to be submitted for Cabinet approval later this year. The biggest ticket item on in the spending proposal will be on missile defense with a reported 235 billion yen earmarked for Aegis Ashore radar missile tracking stations, built by Lockheed Martin. [Full Article...]

U.S. military to cancel $450m in Pakistan aid over terror groups

The US military has made a final decision to cancel $300m in aid to Pakistan , the Pentagon says, citing Islamabad's perceived failure to take decisive action against armed groups in the country. Pakistan could again be eligible next year for CSF. Relations between the two allies in the war against terrorism have deteriorated since January, last year, after U.S. [Full Article...]

Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel

Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel The outgoing United Nations human rights commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, has said Myanmar's de-facto leader should have resigned over her inaction on the Rohingya crisis . Granted, she doesn't have the military command but the least Suu Kyi could have done was condemn the crisis. "She could have said look, you know, I am prepared to be the nominal leader of the country but not under these c... [Full Article...]

President Barrow attends FOCAC Summit in China

President Barrow attends FOCAC Summit in China At the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), President Xi pledged $60 billion to support China-Africa cooperation initiatives, increasing lending to at least $20 billion a year. The release indicates that the opening ceremony of the Summit will be held later in the afternoon at the Great Hall of the People. The Chinese President and his wife, Peng Liyuan, will later hold a banquet for... [Full Article...]

'Gold' first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia

'Gold' first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia Earlier this year, superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala (2018) became the first Indian film to be released in Saudi Arabia , while Gold follows suit as the first Hindi film. tour. Gold entered the Rs 100 crore club on its 13th day of release, bringing another smashing hit for Kumar after Airlift (2016), Housefull 3 (2016), Rustom (2016) and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017). [Full Article...]

New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry after Australia bars her

New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry after Australia bars her In reaching the decision in New Zealand , INZ could see no reason to believe Manning would not comply with the terms and conditions of any visa issued. The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is said to have justified the decision to allow Manning in by noting that her views would be of interest and people should be allowed to hear her speak. [Full Article...]

Saudi-led coalition admits wrongdoing in Saada attack

Saudi-led coalition admits wrongdoing in Saada attack The bombing on a crowded market in part of northern Yemen held by Houthi rebels killed a total of 51 people, according to the Red Cross. The Western-backed alliance fighting the Iranian-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said at the time that the August 9 air strikes at a market in Saada province had targeted missile launchers used to attack southern Saudi Arabia a day earlier and accused the Ho... [Full Article...]

At John McCain funeral, Obama, Bush, Clinton gather to honor senator’s life

At John McCain funeral, Obama, Bush, Clinton gather to honor senator’s life Trump chose to head to his Virginia golf course during the service and tweeted his grievances against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NAFTA throughout the day. At the time of McCain's passing, Obama, who triumphed over him in the 2008 Presidential Election, said that despite their differences, McCain and he shared a "fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of ... [Full Article...]

Bikini-clad blimp of Sadiq Khan to fly over London

Bikini-clad blimp of Sadiq Khan to fly over London They claim crime has risen sharply during his time in City Hall and intend to use the inflatable to "demonstrate our unhappiness with him as our mayor of London". In January , supporters of the president interrupted a speech by Mr Khan in London to call for him to be arrested. He said: "Whatever anyone thinks of Mr Trump, he is still leader of the free world and should be accorded the respect of... [Full Article...]

Fitzgerald delivers moving tribute to McCain

Fitzgerald delivers moving tribute to McCain I'm a Democrat. And I love John McCain . Today at the memorial service of former Senator John McCain , former Vice President Joe Biden gave a heartfelt eulogy in honor of his good friend. U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa, who is Hopi, retired Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzales and former Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan are among 14 friends acting as pallbearers. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November to 'renew deep historic ties'

Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November to 'renew deep historic ties' Braun has welcomed Trump's backing, greeting him at the airport as he arrived in IN on Thursday. Trump supporters point out a protester to be removed during President Trump's "Make America Great Again" rally in Evansville, Ind, August 30, 2018. [Full Article...]

Sara Netanyahu is a suspect in graft case

Sara Netanyahu is a suspect in graft case The case involves accusations that Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch had instructed the Walla news website, which he owns, to provide Netanyahu with positive media coverage. As you know, the Prime Minister in this case was questioned repeatedly. Netanyahu and his family have been the subject of criminal investigations over corruption and fraud allegations. [Full Article...]

Trump ready to ratchet up China trade war with more tariffs

Trump ready to ratchet up China trade war with more tariffs The U.S. President Donald Trump intends to introduce additional tariffs on the import of Chinese goods worth $200 billion, as Bloomberg reports referring to the sources . Carmakers led the Stoxx Europe 600 Index lower after Trump cast doubt on the scope of a trade deal between the USA and Europe. The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it was studying a request from Argentina to spee... [Full Article...]

Germany: Several sustain injuries in explosion at Bavaria refinery, over 1,800 evacuated

Germany: Several sustain injuries in explosion at Bavaria refinery, over 1,800 evacuated Police added that part of the Bayernoil complex caught fire around 5:15 a.m. (0330 UTC) in the town of Vohburg on the Danube River, 18 kilometers (11 miles) east of Ingolstadt. The German news agency DPA said all of the injured were workers at the refinery. Authorities said the cause of the explosion was not yet known. The refinery is owned by the Bayernoil group, which employs almost 800 peop... [Full Article...]

Russia, Turkey, Iran Leaders to Meet in Tehran next Week

Russia, Turkey, Iran Leaders to Meet in Tehran next Week A major item on the agenda at the summit is expected to be the rebel-held northwestern Syrian province of Idlib which Assad wants to re-capture, to crown a string of military successes. Turkey, which backs the rebels in Idlib, has warned against a military solution and is reportedly negotiating with Russian Federation in an effort to avoid a full-scale offensive. [Full Article...]

US lobbyist admits to foreign donation scheme tied to Trump inauguration

US lobbyist admits to foreign donation scheme tied to Trump inauguration One illegal activity he admitted to was arranging an American "straw donor" for the $50,000 contribution. The $50,000 got Kilimnik four tickets to Trump's inauguration. Kilimnik was indicted in June on charges of obstruction of justice related to witness tampering in the foreign lobbying case against Manafort. From 2014, Patten provided a "prominent" Ukrainian oligarch who isn't named in court p... [Full Article...]

China hits back after damning United Nations report on Uyghur 're-education camps'

China hits back after damning United Nations report on Uyghur 're-education camps' Beijing , Aug 31 China on Friday ignored the UN's grave concerns over the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in its restive Xinjiang province and said these reports were yet to be verified. A group of bipartisan U.S. senators are pushing hard for sanctions against Chinese officials over widespread surveillance of Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic minority, in China's western region of Xinjia... [Full Article...]

Amsterdam stab victims were USA citizens

Amsterdam stab victims were USA citizens All three of the wounded were transferred to hospital, police said. As mentioned above, the attacker said something that indicated his motive when police questioned him in the hospital, but no one is reporting what that was. Witnesses described scenes of panic on Friday as gunshots rang out and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after midday. [Full Article...]

South Korean envoy to travel to North Korea for pre-summit talks

South Korean envoy to travel to North Korea for pre-summit talks News reports have suggested the North may have demanded early rewards for the denuclearization steps it has taken so far. In recent days, however, Trump, irked by the slow pace of subsequent nuclear talks on how and when North Korea would dismantle its nuclear arsenal, ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to forego a planned trip to Pyongyang for more negotiations. [Full Article...]

India expects clarity on Iran oil cut after US meeting

India expects clarity on Iran oil cut after US meeting Iran's supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President in fighting looming USA economic sanctions, saying America's "conspiracy" could be defeated, according to his official website. S sanctions. In addition to this, ministers are also suffering from attacks from the parliament. But at the same time he appeared to call on parliament not to press too muc... [Full Article...]


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