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U.S. demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

U.S. demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks Bonnett, along with his counterparts from the USA and Mexico, made the plea on the opening day of NAFTA's renegotiation. "I want to be clear that he is not interested in a mere tweaking of a few provisions and a couple of updated chapters". [Full Article...]

Trump elevates US Cyber Command to independent status - RT America

Trump elevates US Cyber Command to independent status - RT America Elevating Cyber Command will help secure funding for cyberspace operations, Trump said . In Friday's memo from the president to Secretary of Defense James Mattis , Trump directed Mattis to find a nominee to fill the top spot at the new command. [Full Article...]

Van Rams into Crowd in Barcelona, 2 Reported Dead

Van Rams into Crowd in Barcelona, 2 Reported Dead TV3 report they have "official confirmation" that at least 13 people have been killed, with dozens injured. The Catalan Police announced that they had arrested one man and said they were treating the incident as a terrorist attack . Authorities have urged people to stay away from the area and asked for nearby public transportation hubs to be shut down. People are treated after a white van... [Full Article...]

Border towns warned to prepare for return of custom checks

Border towns warned to prepare for return of custom checks In a position paper, published 24 hours after the United Kingdom set out its ideas for the post-Brexit customs arrangements between the country and the wider EU, London said "regulatory equivalence on agri-food measures" could mean there would be no need for sanitary and phytosanitary at the Irish border. [Full Article...]

South Korean Premier Rejects Opposition's Call For Nuclear Armament

South Korean Premier Rejects Opposition's Call For Nuclear Armament Two leading USA national security officials said a military confrontation with North Korea is not imminent, but they indicated the possibility of war still looms. Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio told the media Tuesday that North Korea appears to be holding off on an imminent launch of missiles into waters near the US territory in the Pacific. [Full Article...]

Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam

Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam USA intelligence does not indicate an imminent nuclear war with North Korea, the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday, after a week of bellicose rhetoric between the two sides. North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper said in an editorial Saturday that the North's army is "capable of fighting any war the US wants". "The United States has actually lowered the bar by saying that the bes... [Full Article...]

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago His former home, Graceland, welcomes 500,00 visitors every year, making it the second-most visited historical residence in the states, after the White House. Mike Stoller, who wrote the music, remember Elvis . Michael Jackson was a big, big star. We all knew it. His death came just seven weeks after the Market Square gig, which drew 18,000 fans to Indianapolis. [Full Article...]

Gert declared a hurricane, but not a big threat to Atlantic Canada

Gert declared a hurricane, but not a big threat to Atlantic Canada East coast. Storm to hurricane-force winds are likely over southern portions of the Grand Banks Thursday . WeatherOnline forecaster Simon Keeling said: "Unsettled conditions are forecast in the next few days with a risk of some heavier bursts of rain". [Full Article...]

Trump signs executive order aimed at boosting infrastructure projects

Trump signs executive order aimed at boosting infrastructure projects Chao said on August 15 that it can take decades to get a few miles of highway or a bridge built because projects can be subject to as many as 65 requirements and permits. He then offered the "long, handsome chart" to a member of the media . "Very simple. We're not going to approve it". This is less than two years. "It's going to be quick", he said. [Full Article...]

New Aircraft Carrier To Arrive In Portsmouth On Wednesday

New Aircraft Carrier To Arrive In Portsmouth On Wednesday In length it's like 5.4 Nelson's Columns laid end-to-end. . And here, we examine everything there is to know about the UK's most expensive ever new warship - HMS Queen Elizabeth . Those on board and watching from the shore were treated to two separate flypasts of Royal Navy helicopters, the first featuring a Sea King, two Mk2 Merlins and two Mk3 Merlins, which were then joined by two Hawk jets ... [Full Article...]

'Grown up' Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United to finish a job

'Grown up' Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United to finish a job Indeed, this insane summer transfer window, where full-backs are going for £50m, means Pogba's price tag no longer raises eyebrows. I always give my best and now it is my second season. "What he wants, we have to do". "Winning the Premier League is what matters", Pogba told the Manchester Evening News . "It was an excellent start to the season but what matters is the end". [Full Article...]

Taliban insurgents killed by security forces in Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents killed by security forces in Afghanistan In a recent report to Congress when the plan was still in its early stages, the Defence Department said it would increase the number of troops by several thousand, mostly to reinforce NATO's train and assist mission Resolute Support. Reply to a question about withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the spokesperson said, "There are a lot of various options on the table that the USA government is ... [Full Article...]

Australian agency believes it can locate MH370 with 'unprecedented precision'

Australian agency believes it can locate MH370 with 'unprecedented precision' ATSB chief Greg Hood on Wednesday released a statement and two reports from Geosciences Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) which point to a narrower search area for the missing jet. The details of that work are described in the report Summary of imagery analyses for non-natural objects in support of the search for Flight MH370: Results from ... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa However, reports later emerged that she was nowhere to be seen and failed to appear in court on an assault charge. Police clarified on Wednesday that while the suspect had failed to present herself to police to obtain a "warning statement" about the case, she remained in the country and had sent her lawyers and Zimbabwe government officials to tell police she meant to request diplomatic immuni... [Full Article...]

Objects of interest captured in MH370 zone

Objects of interest captured in MH370 zone The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lasted three years and cost $160 million, but failed to find the missing airplane. MH370 was a scheduled passenger flight bound for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur . Malaysia's deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi declined to comment on the agency's report, saying that he was awaiting further information from Australian authorities. [Full Article...]

Barack Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Becomes Most Liked in History

Barack Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Becomes Most Liked in History The impactful message came just hours after an act of domestic terrorism - in which a white nationalist allegedly drove his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters - claimed the life of 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer, who was protesting against the rally. [Full Article...]

Utah GOP Candidates Compete to Replace Chaffetz

Utah GOP Candidates Compete to Replace Chaffetz John Curtis pulled off the win despite being dogged by attack ads in a race whose three candidates were emblematic of the divisions roiling the GOP under President Donald Trump. His father Danny was a star basketball player at Brigham Young University (located in the district) and played 14 seasons in the NBA. The 33-year-old is making his first run for public office with the help of a super PAC, ... [Full Article...]

Mother, Three Children Hurt After Tree Falls In Central Park

Mother, Three Children Hurt After Tree Falls In Central Park Four mounted police in the area heard the crack of the tree and watched it fall, and then saw people running toward the scene. The New York City police officers and a group of good Samaritans worked together to remove as numerous branches from the Central Park tree as possible to reduce the weight being pressed upon the young mother. [Full Article...]

Japan's GDP growth hits 4% in Q2

Japan's GDP growth hits 4% in Q2 The 4.0 percent annualized growth of Japan's economy in the April-June quarter - stronger than most forecasts by the private-sector and marking the longest streak of increase in the gross domestic product in 11 years - is still no cause for unguarded optimism over the course of the nation's economy. [Full Article...]

Sikkim standoff: Chinese Official in Nepal, Doklam Issue with India on Agenda

Sikkim standoff: Chinese Official in Nepal, Doklam Issue with India on Agenda Highly-placed sources said the Chinese side would take Nepal into confidence and it is expected that the country would maintain a neutral stance if the standoff between India and China escalates into a conflict. But Beijing has said India had no role to play in the area and diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis have not made much headway. The website of New Delhi-based English weekly Indi... [Full Article...]


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