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Hong Kong's Political Prisoners

Hong Kong's Political Prisoners Now, Wong and Law have been sentenced to six and eight months in prison, respectively. Youthful activists brought major thoroughfares to a standstill for 11 weeks to protest Beijing's plan to restrict elections in the semi-autonomous region. [Full Article...]

Twins split doubleheader with Indians

Twins split doubleheader with Indians With wet and stormy weather forecast throughout Wednesday night in Minnesota, the Twins called the middle game of the series. The 24-year-old Slegers will become the 14th different pitcher to make a start for the Twins in 2017. Kyle Gibson (6-10) allowed three runs and seven hits in four-plus innings for the Twins. He struck out five straight batters at one point and six of seven. [Full Article...]

West Bengal civic polls: Invincible TMC sweeps 7 municipalities. BJP distant second

West Bengal civic polls: Invincible TMC sweeps 7 municipalities. BJP distant second It had secured the second position in the municipal elections held in April. State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said, "The results 'did not reflect the people's mandate". The Left Front won a single seat in Nalhati municipality of Birbhum, the Congress won none. But she didn't get a ticket from the TMC this year and had to contest as an independent. [Full Article...]

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for his remark on Judiciary and Media

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for his remark on Judiciary and Media Taking aim at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi claimed that the Government's flagship Make in India programme had "totally failed" and that the country was swamped by Chinese products. Rahul was joined by several other opposition leaders for the meeting. "Except for Pakistan and China, most of our neighbours were our committed allies". [Full Article...]

India's Modi calls for Kashmir peace during independence ceremony

India's Modi calls for Kashmir peace during independence ceremony He later interacted with the children and took selfies as his security personnel had a tough time to keep in check the Prime Minister's admirers. "We brought in a "small" change - people can recommend names for awards, unlike the past", he said. [Full Article...]

Level delight as students find out their results

We would like to wish all our students all the best for the future. "Seventeen of our students have achieved at least two A grades out of their 'A" Levels , and I am delighted that we have a 98% pass rate across all of our courses to celebrate. [Full Article...]

USS Fitzgerald Commander Dismissed Over Deadly June Collision

USS Fitzgerald Commander Dismissed Over Deadly June Collision In all, a dozen crew members on the destroyer face discipline as a result of the accident, which occurred when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17. One of the sailors lost in the collision was Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm, Jr., of Elyria. Benson's cabin, above the waterline, was also "severely damaged" when a higher part of the Crystal s... [Full Article...]

High Court in Northern Ireland upholds same-sex marriage ban

High Court in Northern Ireland upholds same-sex marriage ban Speaking after the judgment, Director of The Rainbow Project John O'Doherty said: "Of course, we would prefer that the Northern Ireland Assembly were in a position to grant these rights; the Assembly is not now functioning". He added: "It is not at all hard to understand how gay men and lesbians who have suffered discrimination, rejection and exclusion feel so strongly about the maintenance in Nor... [Full Article...]

UNL prof says Trump's story about Pershing isn't supported by facts

UNL prof says Trump's story about Pershing isn't supported by facts In either case, Trump's claim that Pershing's treatment of captured militants was the prime reason for the end of the insurgency is not supported by historical fact. The false story was based on a 1927 newspaper article that claimed Pershing sprinkled some pigs' blood onto living prisoners in the Philippines as a way to frighten them - before he ultimately chose to let them go free. [Full Article...]

U.S. committed to working through difficulties with China

U.S. committed to working through difficulties with China Reporting on Dunford's trip, the Associated Press notes that South Korean President Moon Jae-in also said "there must not be another war on the Korean Peninsula". A Beijing-based foreign diplomat who is familiar with the matter said that Wu, who turns 71 in December, had reached retirement age. The U.N. Security Council unanimously strengthened sanctions on North Korea on August 5 for the eigh... [Full Article...]

Joint Chiefs chairman endorses military leaders' tweets

Gabriel has spoken with his counterparts in China, the United States and South Korea in recent days, and said these talks would continue. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday rebuffed White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's claim to a liberal magazine that "there's no military solution" for North Korea's nuclear threats. [Full Article...]

No second war on the Korean Peninsula

No second war on the Korean Peninsula Dunford's visit to Asia comes just one week after US President Donald Trump said that the US military was "locked and loaded," and that North Korea would be faced with " fire and fury " if it continued to threaten the United States . [Full Article...]

At least 13 dead in van crash in Barcelona city centre

At least 13 dead in van crash in Barcelona city centre The entire area has been cordoned off by law enforcement, and local transportation systems have been shut down. The driver and another armed man were holed up in a Turkish restaurant, La Vanguardia said. With the street in Barcelona being a popular tourist destination, packed with people during a summer day like that of August 17, the fear is that the amount of injuries could be great. [Full Article...]

Key Republican Calls for 'Radical Changes' in Trump's Presidency

Key Republican Calls for 'Radical Changes' in Trump's Presidency He covered a variety of topics including foreign affairs, the recent events in Charlottesville and his reaction of President Trump's eight months in office. Despite instances of partisan, ideological and racial polarization across the country, Corker urged Trump to try to reconcile differences, rather than inflame heated emotions. [Full Article...]

EE TV Gets Amazon Alexa Integration

EE TV Gets Amazon Alexa Integration By closing or ignoring this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies. EE TV has integrated Amazon's Alexa digital assistant with the EE set top box, via Amazon Echo or Dot, so that subscribers can issue voice commands to control programming. [Full Article...]

Brigitte: I was too weak to resist boy Macron

Brigitte: I was too weak to resist boy Macron Macron's immediate predecessor, Francois Hollande, who wanted to be seen as a "normal president" and held regular off-record media briefings, took the train to the Cote d'Azur on his first summer holiday as head of state, and invited the media to join him on walkabouts. [Full Article...]

Cops Conducted Vaginal Search After Smelling Weed

Cops Conducted Vaginal Search After Smelling Weed Corley claims that fingers repeatedly probed her vagina and that the officers ignored her protests. The footage then shows the officers stripping her from the waist down in full public view and subjecting her to a cavity search for 11 minutes before arresting her on charges of possession of less than a gram of marijuana and for resisting arrest. [Full Article...]

Trump Approval Rating Ticks Down

Trump Approval Rating Ticks Down President Trump's approval rating ticked up slightly as more Americans expressed confidence in the economy, according to a new poll released Thursday . Another 10 percent of respondents said they either didn't know or declined to answer. Now that most Americans have lowered expectations for the president, some could be allowing themselves to judge Trump under different standards - such as no... [Full Article...]

Special session wrap up with The Texas Tribune

Special session wrap up with The Texas Tribune As the Senate prepared to adjourn Tuesday, senators said they wanted Abbott to call another special session on property taxes. Had the bill made it through, transgender people would have been required to use restrooms, showers and locker rooms in state and local government facilities that match the sex on their birth certificate, and do not necessarily correspond to their gender identity. [Full Article...]

Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US

Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US Pressed on his "nothing imminent" statement, Pompeo said: "What I'm talking about is, I've heard folks talking about that we have been on the cusp of a nuclear war". North Korea says it needs the weapons to deter any US-led attempts at regime change, while the United States sees a rogue state with nuclear weapons as a threat to global security. [Full Article...]


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