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Author: 0 Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

The Kim Jong-un regime said it can not avoid a "ruthless retaliation" as the allies have disregarded its warnings, warranting "merciless punishment", a statement released by the North Korean KCNA news agency said. Today's warning came a day ahead of the ten-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian military, a joint exercise with the US and South Korea. China and Russian Federation back an idea known in shorthand as "freeze for freeze" - suggesting that the USA and South Korea should suspend its large ...

World Media North Korea resumes threats ahead of exercises
Author: 0 North Korea resumes threats ahead of exercises

But the threats triggered a stern warning from Washington. "No one can guarantee that the exercise won't evolve into actual fighting", North Korea claimed in the editorial, according to a South Korean news agency. "The Trump group's declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises.is a reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war", the report in Rodong Sinmun read, according to CNN.

World Media War Games to Begin as US, South Korea Brace for North's Fury
Author: 0 War Games to Begin as US, South Korea Brace for North's Fury

On the same day, Pyongyang also stepped back from its plan to strike Guam with four medium-range ballistic missiles. South Korean President Moon Jae-in again urged the United States Monday to refrain from taking any action against North Korea that could start an armed conflict on the peninsula, saying even the slightest conflict here may cost the lives of many South Koreans and US troops.

World Media North Korea warns 'suicidal' Australia over participation in war games
Author: 0 North Korea warns 'suicidal' Australia over participation in war games

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) computer-simulated exercise, which is aimed at enhancing the combat readiness of forces based in the Korean peninsula, will be attended by 17,500 US troops, South Korean military and UN Command forces from seven countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

World Media Robinson: GOP leaders must denounce Trump
Author: 0 Robinson: GOP leaders must denounce Trump

Lee. And, early in Trump's vacation he issued a warning to North Korea promising "fire and fury" if they followed through on their threat to attack the U.S. He also accused one Republican senator of a "disgusting lie" and plugged a primary opponent of another GOP critic. Democratic leaders fiercely criticized Trump for his response to Charlottesville and three House Democrats drafted a resolution to formally censure the President for saying hat "both sides" shared responsibility ...

World Media Chile court lifts complete ban on abortion
Author: 0 Chile court lifts complete ban on abortion

Pro-choice groups faced off against anti-abortion forces outside of the court as the justices heard the case. The laws end Chile's status as the last country in South America to have a full ban on abortion. Under articles 342 (3) and 344 of the Chilean Criminal Code, an abortion caused by the pregnant woman or another person was punishable by up to five years in prison.

World Media Aguirre orders NBI to probe killing of Kian Delos Santos
Author: 0 Aguirre orders NBI to probe killing of Kian Delos Santos

Demonstrators waved Philippine flags and carried banners that read: "Resist the Fascist!", "Stop the Killings!", and "We will fight" among others. Marcos was ousted in 1986 in a peaceful protest, which saw Aquino's window, Corazon, become president.

World Media BMW Takes Cover Off 2018 M5
Author: 0 BMW Takes Cover Off 2018 M5

The increase in straight-line performance helps to distance the new M5 from the recently introduced M550i xDrive, whose 462hp version of BMW's turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine propels it to 100kph from rest in 4.0 seconds and to a top speed of 250kph.

World Media Police identify 3 children found dead in Maryland home
Author: 0 Police identify 3 children found dead in Maryland home

Police representative Jennifer Donelan said a grown-up relative returned home to locate the three adolescents with injury to their bodies. She then added that this is a "homicide" case , according to CBS News . "We are now in the midst of a major investigation into what happened to these children, who killed them", Donelan said. Police are planning to hold an 11 a.m.

World Media Possible nuclear conflict threatened by the North Koreans as war games commence
Author: 0 Possible nuclear conflict threatened by the North Koreans as war games commence

Moon said he thinks Trump's belligerent words are meant to show a strong resolve for pressuring the North and don't necessarily display the willingness for military strikes. North Korea has warned the USA will be "pouring gasolene on the fire" by conducting a war game with its long-time southern foe. Pyongyang also said that "no one can guarantee that the exercise won't evolve into actual fighting", according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

World Media North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills
Author: 0 North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

North Korea's Supreme Leader believes it is a way for the South to prepare for an invasion and has previously declared it "little short of a declaration of a war". It described North Korea as the "strongest possessor" of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of striking the USA mainland from anywhere. Earlier in the day, Harris met with the South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo to discuss the issue of the North Korean threat and attended a change of command ceremony for newly ...

Author: 0 South Korea set for divisive military drills

Tuesday's threat came as top US generals, including Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of USA forces in the Pacific, visited South Korea. But while it has frequently threatened serious retaliation, it usually ends up conducting shows of force, such as firing missiles or moving troops.

World Media Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of killing 3 girls
Author: 0 Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of killing 3 girls

The 25-year-old had been left at the home to look after his six-year-old sister Nadira Withers and cousins Ariana Decree , 9, and Ajayah Decree , 6, by his mother, Andrena Kelley . "This is one of the the most hard scenes that our officers arrived on", Donelan said, adding that the neighborhood where the children were found was quiet.

Author: 0 South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions

During this year's war games in March, North Korea launched four extended-range Scud missiles into the sea in what it described as a rehearsal for striking US military bases in Japan. In turn, Mr Kim has threatened to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. The commanders will reportedly make a tour of the new USFK base for the THAAD missile defense system in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, after inspecting the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) combined ...

World Media South joint drills begin amid heated warnings from North Korea
Author: 0 South joint drills begin amid heated warnings from North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the joint drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, were purely defensive and did not aim to increase tension on the peninsula. Just last week, Pyongyang said it had finalized a plan to fire four missiles toward the United States territory of Guam. The Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on August 5 that could slash its $3 billion annual export revenue by a third.

World Media US, South Korea begin military drill as North reacts
Author: 0 US, South Korea begin military drill as North reacts

Military leaders stress these defensive drills are needed to maintain operational readiness, but there are concerns that a show of force could again aggravate tensions in the region, after the USA and North Korea recently came to the brink of conflict over a possible missile test targeting the Guam region.

World Media Under fire from GOP, Trump digs in on Confederate icons
Author: 0 Under fire from GOP, Trump digs in on Confederate icons

Overall, the poll noted that Americans are more apt to say Trump's policies have encouraged racial division (44%) rather than racial unity (12%). Then, on Tuesday, he defended his initial response to the violence and lashed out at the anti-fascist activists who had been protesting the " Unite The Right " event.

World Media CBS poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response
Author: 0 CBS poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's Charlottesville response

It took Trump until Monday, two days after a woman was killed by a man who drove a auto into peaceful counter-protesters, to even mention white supremacists, Klansmen, and neo-Nazis. White House aides, for days, have said that Trump wanted to speak with the family but that they were working on the logistics of the call. He added: "Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at (inaudible) - excuse me - what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, alt-right?" Since ...

World Media North Korea singles out Australia
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Besides developing a miniaturized hydrogen bomb, some experts say it appears Kim's rocket scientists have yet to master the technology to protect a warhead from the extreme heat and pressure of re-entering the earth's atmosphere after an intercontinental flight South Korea believes North Korea will need at least another one or two more years to obtain that re-entry technology, Seoul's vice defense minister said on August 13.

Author: 0 Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again

In a press briefing, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: "As we all see, the present situation on the Korea peninsula is highly complicated, sensitive and pretty fragile". "We can do these things quietly without suggesting you're reducing our opposition to North Korea's nuclear program". But it declined to comment on whether the drills would be scaled back in an effort to ease tensions.

World Media Paul Ryan: I Heard New Trump 'Doctrine' in Afghan Speech
Author: 0 Paul Ryan: I Heard New Trump 'Doctrine' in Afghan Speech

But the GOP House leader also used his strongest language yet in condemning Trump's reaction to the violence, saying the president's language at a press conference last Tuesday was "wrong". That's been the subject of a number of events Ryan has held recently, at businesses in his district. Ryan says the notion that everyone's equal sets the USA apart.

World Media Baby Born During Eclipse Gets Fitting Name
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Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks, was born at 8.04am (US time) on August 21st. Freedom Eubanks, of Spartanburg, was not due to deliver until September 3, she told ABC News . Hours later, Eclipse arrived. Her parents are Freedom and Paul Eubanks. And while those other wee ones will eventually grow out of their onesies, Eclipse gets to rock her special celestial-themed souvenir for life.

World Media President Trump's Rally scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd in Phoenix
Author: 0 President Trump's Rally scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd in Phoenix

A pardon would let Arpaio off the hook for any punishment after he was found guilty of intentionally ignoring a court order. But Ducey's own top law enforcement officer, Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead, said Monday that state resources will mainly be on standby as a "backstop" in case Phoenix Police need to call them in.

World Media Gail Collins: How to handle Donald Trump
Author: 0 Gail Collins: How to handle Donald Trump

While Trump may think there is nothing comparable to the beauty of a statue depicting someone who committed treason, I can think of a few possible replacements. "We are a very inclusive party", said Glenn McCall, a South Carolina Republican national committeeman, who is African-American. Trump may indeed not know that most of those Confederate monuments were erected not in the years right after the Civil War but around the turn of the 20th century, when the Jim Crow system of ...

World Media USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea
Author: 0 USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea

British troops will today join forces with the USA and take part in a huge controversial military drill despite North Korea warning such "reckless behaviour" could trigger nuclear war. North Korean media reported on Tuesday that Kim had delayed the decision on firing four missiles towards Guam, a US territory home to a vital air base and Navy facility, while he waited to see what the United States did next.

World Media Plot foiled to blow up UAE-bound plane with Barbie doll bomb
Author: 0 Plot foiled to blow up UAE-bound plane with Barbie doll bomb

He added that the fourth brother, Amer, was supposed to be on board the plane, working to bring it down 20 minutes after takeoff, but was arrested in Lebanon after he arrived in mid-July from Australia. His story contradicts Australian authorities who previously claimed the travelling brother had the bomb planted on him unknowingly . Australian security agencies were reportedly unaware of the plot until British and American operatives tipped them off, but Mr Machnouk appeared to be implying ...

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