Defense Secretary James Mattis: Diplomatic Effort on North Korea 'Gaining Traction'

Mattis' comments come on the heels of North Korea's state media announcement Thursday that its military would devise a plan by mid-August to fire four intermediate range missiles at the US territory of Guam as a "crucial warning to the U.S".

China urges US, North Korea to be 'cautious', ease tensions

The North did not mention when the operation would be carried out but said it would "keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S". The warning also came amid news reports that administration officials have been in back-channel negotiations with North Korea for several months on a variety of issues, including the release of an American university student now held in prison.

No plans to fire Mueller

Trump's comments are curious since he and his allies have tried to discredit Mueller and his team as the leaders of a "witch hunt". Many conservatives are voicing frustration as Mueller continues to add known Democratic attorneys to his legal team, and those complaints heated up in recent days when it was leaked that he had empanelled a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C.

Gold futures continue to rise as geopolitical tension lifts haven assets

It is heading for a 2.5% drop for the week. The 1.3 percent gain for the market's main other choice for borrowing to fund speculation, the Swiss franc EURCHF= against the euro, is its biggest rise in more than a year. It hit a 15-month low of 92.548 on August 2. It was down 0.2% at 108.98 yen, after retreating 0.7% yesterday. Barrick Gold Corp rose 2.3 percent to C$21.74 as the price of gold, a safe-haven asset, reached its highest levels in two months.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp Acquires 19 Shares of HSBC Holdings PLC

Massachusetts Financial Services Co. HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0 percent, while the Return on Equity (ROE) value is 0 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) value stands at 6.3 percent. The dividend yield will be $4.02. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. HSBC Holdings PLC's dividend payout ratio is presently 400.01%.

Hyd Court Gives Its Verdict On Task Force Office Explosion Case

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ripped through the Hyderabad Police Commissioner's Task Force office building on Greenlands-Beugmpet main road on the evening of October 12, 2005.A Home Guard and a suicide bomber -later identified as a Bangladeshi who blew up himself- died in the first ever human bomb attack in the city on that day.Eventually, the Hyderabad police found that the attack was carried out by an outlawed terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Al Islami whose operators were mostly ...

Texas House Repeals Bipartisan Bill to Help People in Nursing Homes Vote

Matt Rinaldi, another Freedom Caucus member. Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, (right) talks with Rep. Poncho Nevarez, D-Eagle Pass, about property tax legislation on the House floor in May during the regular session. But state lawmakers are expected to approve something on the issue before Texas' special session ends next week. "If I could tax my way out of it, I think my community would, but we don't have the capacity", Lynch said.

The latest round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea explained

All of this would ordinarily seem like a routine report, were it not for one thing: on Twitter this morning, Donald Trump retweeted Fox News' report without comment, highlighting the story for his 35 million followers - and anyone else who happens to check his page.

Dead, 2 Injured in New Milford Plane Crash

The aircraft with three people on board departed from Danbury Municipal Airport. According to Litchfield County Dispatch, other local first responders were sent to the crash, including Sherman Fire, Sherman Ambulance, Bridgewater Ambulance and Medic 4 paramedics.

Wayde van Niekerk: 'I'm definitely not doubling up again'

But those efforts may have taken their toll in the least preferred of his two events, and he exhausted down the home straight to finish sixth in 20.44, his slowest time all week. A few things did go to form on a crisp, cool night at the stadium that hosted the Olympics five years ago - a lot of them involving the United States.

Panelists pull out of conference over Omarosa invite

Omarosa Manigault has said today that President Trump joking about police roughing up people is wrong. Omarosa Manigault's appearance on a panel at a black journalists' convention in New Orleans nearly immediately degenerated into an intense encounter with the moderator, Ed Gordon of Bounce TV, and, at times, members of the audience.

Rückruf in Österreich: Fipronil-Eier im Grosshandel

Die Gespräche sollen am 4. oder 5. September am Rande eines Agrarministertreffens in Estland stattfinden. Die EU-Kommission warnt derweil vor gegenseitigen Schuldzuweisungen. Im Skandal um mit Fipronil belastete Eier sind nun die ersten Verdächtigen festgenommen worden. "Im Sinne der Transparenz" habe man weltweit die Handelspartner der EU informiert.

Man found dead in inoperable elevator one month after he went missing

For reasons that remain unclear, he struggled to get out. Authorities told the Denver Post that despite having dementia , Komisarchik had the wherewithal to press the emergency button twice. The Denver Post reported that the garage elevator at Woodstream Village being last inspected in December and found to be in good working order.

White House's West Wing getting a makeover

Trump, who had at first insisted that members of Congress - whom he savaged for failing to pass the health measure - sacrifice their own getaway for the sake of his agenda. Workmen prepared new carpeting for the West Wing. It is unclear if he will visit the White House on his quick trip. Trump is now on vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey because the West Wing is being renovated, that gives us a rare chance to see a completely stripped down Oval Office, courtesy of our friend, Reuters White ...

Mehbooba meets Prime Minister on Article 35A

In another tweet, Omar said that if Mehbooba had received every assurance , J&K would have been largely trouble free. The Chief Minister told that she spoke to the Prime Minister, the situation is normalizing but the people think that our identity can be in danger, so the message that "Jammu and Kashmir is the crown of India" should be reiterated.

IAS officer found dead at rly stn

N. Singh mentioned the detailed note in a WhatsApp message to Mr. Pandey's relatives. In his message, Pandey also added that he had left his suicide note in a Nike bag, in Room No. I am committing suicide of my own volition. He was in Delhi because of his uncle's illness. His message read, "I am committing suicide in district centre area of janakpuri west delhi near hotel Piccadilly by jumping off the 10th floor of the building (sic)".

Another suspected kidnappers' den uncovered, set ablaze in Ikeja, Lagos

The passersby reportedly searched the area and recovered what was suspected to be human parts and raised the alarm, prompting the police to deploy some cops to the scene. A mammoth crowd gathered around the busy expressway yesterday evening, hindering smooth vehicular movement. Shoes belonging to male and female and other belongings of likely victims were found in the place, which also had parts of human beings concealed in sachets.

Many Guam Residents Aren't Worried About North Korea

About 160,000 people live on the island, which extends about 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) at its widest. "The so-called " balance of terror " would only turn the Korean peninsula into the hotbed of a nuclear arms race, not a peaceful peninsula", said Yang Moo-Jin, professor at the University of North Korea Studies in Seoul .

New US penalties against 8 more people over Venezuela crisis

Energy sector sanctions, which could cripple Venezuela's already ailing economy, are still being considered, USA officials said. Meanwhile, the ruling party's number two has warned that opposition candidates wanting to compete in upcoming elections would need certificates of " good conduct " from a newly installed Constituent Assembly stacked with Maduro loyalists.

AFP calls N.Korea's missile launch to affect PH, 'remote'

Guam's governor on Fox said , "There is concern and worry, but there is no panic", said Governor Eddie Baza Calvo. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stopped on Guam to refuel overnight on his trip from Asia. Two Valley natives home on leave are preparing to head back to Guam where they've been living since October. This is a significant change from previous Japanese defense policies, which until past year called for shooting down North Korean missiles only if they were aimed at Japan.

Japan allows USA to continue Osprey flights despite fury after fatal crash

The order, released Friday by Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, comes just days after the second deadly aircraft crash in less than a month. The U.S. The aircraft left the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and are heading for the Misawa Air Base in the northern Aomori prefecture, the Kyodo news agency reported .

World's oldest man dies in Israel aged 113 years

Guinness World Records recognised him as the world's oldest man in March 2016. On the day he turned 113 in September, Kristal celebrated with a bar mitzvah. He weighed more than 37 pounds, according to Guinness, when the Allies liberated the camps. Kristal, a resident of the coastal city of Haifa, was given a certificate by Guinness World Records previous year, acknowledging his status as the oldest known man living.

Third Point Founder's Facebook Post Condemned by New York Lawmakers

A report from Politico this afternoon says that he will continue in that position, and adds that a spokesperson for StudentsFirstNY, a group that supports charter schools that Loeb has funded, declined to comment. The comments come at a time when Cuomo, who is set to seek reelection next year, has been taking heat from the left wing of the Democratic Party for not doing enough to unify the fractured Senate Democrats and could face a primary.

Indian origin activist places inflatable 'Trump chicken' near White House

In the past, the organizers of the Tax Day march had used the chicken to try and coax Trump into releasing his tax returns . A huge inflatable chicken stole the show from Fox News today as the reporter standing with the White House as his backdrop had something odd showing up in the corner of the screen.

Hearing in Penn State pledge's death stretches into 5th day

Others face less serious charges that include evidence tampering, hazing, reckless endangerment and alcohol offenses. Members of the fraternity, since banned by the university, later realized Piazza was missing and found him in the basement, where no video has been recovered.

MI woman killed by hippo while on African safari

Carol Kirken is seen on Facebook sitting on a plane, smiling, bound for Tanzania for a vacation with family. An official obituary gave fewer details about the tragedy away, saying only that she died in her son's arms after an "accident".

Gold Logs Best Daily Gain In 3 Months On Heightened Geopolitical Tensions

President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks prompted investors to unload shares in companies that have been on the rise in recent months. Not surprisingly, the Korean won is also lower, down a further 0.26% against the United States dollar after losing 1.3% over the previous two days.

Oxygen supply disruption: 30 children die in India hospital

The Uttar Pradesh government denied the charge, saying alternative arrangements for oxygen supply were made and the patients died of "various medical reasons and illnesses". Please Wait while comments are loading. "We have been told that BRD witnessed disturbance in liquid oxygen supply since last night as firm withdrew supply owing to non-payment", he said.

Anti-migrant ship Defend Europe rescued in Mediterranean after issuing distress call

Sea-Eye said Italian officials had told their crew that the C-Star, operated by an anti-immigration group calling itself Defend Europe , had suffered a mechanical failure and could not manoeuvre. BuzzFeed News confirmed with a EU NAVFOR spokesperson that the C-Star had been in global waters at the time reported, and that the boat had "experienced an engine breakdown".

Hamas considering plan to scale back civilian rule of Gaza

According to local media, Hamas said Israel's underground barrier is an act of war. The Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported that in recent months, Israel had brought foreign labourers and contracted companies to flatten the area around the border.

Goodell attends 1st Patriots game since Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension

But Goodell made a surprise, somewhat surreptitious appearance at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, as he was spotted in a luxury suite with Patriots owner Robert Kraft. "If I'm invited back to Foxborough, I will come", Goodell said in February, per's Mike Reiss . Brady lost just one game after serving the suspension and helped the Patriots win Super Bowl LI.

Amber Alert issued for 4-year-old boy from Jupiter

Dominic Caprio was last seen at a residence in the 100th block of Regions Way in Jupiter. Castro was booked early Friday into the Miami-Dade jail on an out-of-county warrant. According to WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, the boy's mother, Danielle Caprio, reported her son missing at approximately 1:24 p.m. Thursday. Kitzerow said nanny Blanca Castro, found by police last night in Miramar where she lives, at first refused to tell police whom she gave the boy to.

Trump DC hotel boosted rates after inauguration

It's not the only Trump property that has benefited financially from its namesake's presidency. In addition to a 192% increase from revenue expectations, the hotel's room rates were quite a bit higher than management had anticipated. In July, Democratic representatives released a report on the hotel called , " Breach of a Lease: The Tale of the Old Post Office in the Swamp ". The hotel initially budgeted for a $2.1 million loss, according to both newspapers.

Exeter Hospital emergency room evacuated after chemical leak

Exeter Hospital has been evacuated and police and emergency crews, including several ambulances, are on scene. A hospital spokeswoman told the Union Leader that staff and patients began complaining of dizziness and nausea around 11:15 a.m.

U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba suffer headaches/hearing loss

The health symptoms included severe hearing loss, possibly caused by a covert sonic device, and affected were a group of American diplomats in Havana and at least one Canadian diplomat, the Associated Press reported . It said the decision to expel two Cuban diplomats was "unjustified and baseless". A United States government official told CNN that the "who, where and when point to an attack".

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