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Global Trump approves plan to create independent U.S. cyber command
Author: 0 Trump approves plan to create independent U.S. cyber command

He also said it "demonstrates our increased resolve" against threats in cyberspace, deters adversaries, and helps reassure USA allies and partners. "While Cyber Command and the National Security Agency should eventually be able to operate independent of one another, the administration must work closely with the Congress to take the necessary steps that will make this separation of responsibilities successful, and to ensure that each agency will emerge more effective and more capable as a ...

Global Gert becomes second hurricane of 2017 Atlantic season
Author: 0 Gert becomes second hurricane of 2017 Atlantic season

Forecasters have estimated a 20 percent chance of formation during the next two days and a 60 percent chance of formation through five days. N.H.C. says it's producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. "There's a ridge of high pressure towards the near continent so if this system is slightly further north we'll get some fine weather even some warm conditions".

Global China replaces Japan as largest United States bond holder in June
Author: 0 China replaces Japan as largest United States bond holder in June

China surpassed Japan as the largest holder of U.S. Treasury securities in June for the first time in nine months, according to U.S. government data released Tuesday. The Chinese currency has gained nearly 4% against the dollar so far this year. The willingness of China to lend massive amounts of money to the USA government has raised concerns about Beijing's potential leverage over America.

Global Pence to 'stand with' Trump on Charlottesville statement
Author: 0 Pence to 'stand with' Trump on Charlottesville statement

Pence says , "We are beginning to see progress" when it comes to North Korea , but says that "much more" must still be done. "We have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists , neo-Nazis or the KKK", Pence said at a news conference on the first day of his week-long trip to South America.

Global Heather Heyer Memorial Service in Charlottesville
Author: 0 Heather Heyer Memorial Service in Charlottesville

Bro said her daughter's death would make sense for those who knew how passionate she was. "I would like for us to carry her legacy on by doing the same thing: Respecting the rights of everyone", Cathy Brinkley said. So for that, I'm truly proud of my daughter. Susan Bro urged mourners to "take that extra step". This is just the beginning of Heather's legacy. "She was a person that was willing to work with anyone", Wilson, wearing a suit and a purple bow tie, said.

Global UK Plan To Make 'Temporary Customs Union' Deal After Brexit
Author: 0 UK Plan To Make 'Temporary Customs Union' Deal After Brexit

But Conor McGinn, a Northern Ireland-born Labour MP who backs the pro-EU Open Britain group, said: "The government is right to reiterate its pledge not to return to the borders of the past, but even this language shows how far along the road of regression we have travelled since Brexit ".

Global Woman discovers lost diamond ring on garden carrot
Author: 0 Woman discovers lost diamond ring on garden carrot

She tells CBC , "I thought for sure either they roto-tilled it, or something happened to it". Grams said she never told her husband, Norman , about the lost ring . "I feel relieved and happy inside", Grams said this week. Mary Grams told CBC News she lost the ring in 2004. With family looking on she washed the ring with a little soap to get the dirt off.

Global Trump Considering Pardon for Sheriff Joe
Author: 0 Trump Considering Pardon for Sheriff Joe

Trump could issue the pardon sometime this week, if he decides to do so. At first, the comments didn't get as much attention as they might have otherwise because of the Charlottesville auto ramming attack. " I am happy he understands the case ", he told Fox News . "I think, I believe he may not even know about this, which will become a different story in a couple days, with a bigger, much bigger picture than just me".

Global Colombia's Santos: No Latam Leader will Accept US Military Force in Venezuela
Author: 0 Colombia's Santos: No Latam Leader will Accept US Military Force in Venezuela

The menace, however, also gave Maduro's regime an unexpected opportunity to substantiate its daily refrain that it is a victim of a Washington plot to grab control of its oil reserves, the biggest in the world. US officials already have put economic sanctions in place against the Maduro government. At a July 19 Senate hearing, the same day he was first spotted with more security, Rubio repeated his line that Cabello - who has always been suspected by US authorities of drug trafficking - is ...

Global Deadly shooting at Wisconsin drag racing event
Author: 0 Deadly shooting at Wisconsin drag racing event

Police responded to the shooting at the dragstrip in Kenosha County at about 7 p.m. After getting a statement from one of the victim's friends, authorities said they have no idea what caused the shooting and no one is in custody. A suspect is not in custody but they have been described as a black male in his mid-20's wearing blue jean shorts with a black hoodie and a black vehicle.

Global Iran boosts budget for missiles, Revolutionary Guards
Author: 0 Iran boosts budget for missiles, Revolutionary Guards

The vote came in reaction to legislation passed by the US Congress and signed by US President Donald Trump in early August to impose new sanctions on Iran over its missile programme. Tehran says the measures violate a 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme. He praised the bill, saying it "was designed wisely so that it does not violate the (nuclear deal) and provide excuses for opposing sides".

Global Oxygen supply blamed as 60 children die at one hospital in India
Author: 0 Oxygen supply blamed as 60 children die at one hospital in India

Three more children's lives were claimed today due to the disruption of oxygen supply, which led to a sudden onset inflammation in children's brains, a condition called encephalitis. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in a tweet, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought information about the Gorakhpur incident". Tandon said on August 1, the dealer (oxygen supplier) had written a letter to the principal of the medical college demanding the payment of an outstanding amount.

Global President Kenyatta reelected for 5 more years in Kenya
Author: 0 President Kenyatta reelected for 5 more years in Kenya

More than 1,000 people died and 600,000 were evicted from their homes, while global observers called the vote flawed. Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya's first president after independence from Britain, appealed for calm and unity.

Global Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote as Opposition Disputes Count
Author: 0 Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote as Opposition Disputes Count

NAIROBI , KENYA-The database of Kenya's election commission was unsuccessfully targeted by a hacking attempt, a top official said Thursday, disputing allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hackers were able to infiltrate the computer system and manipulate results against him following Tuesday's vote.

Global Eggs containing pesticides found in 17 countries
Author: 0 Eggs containing pesticides found in 17 countries

It will take place on 26 September. The evidence of contamination emerged this month when Aldi pulled products off the shelves after Fipronil - an insecticide banned for use on farm animals because of its danger to human health - was detected in French, Belgian and Dutch poultry farms .

Global Perseids meteor shower on Saturday
Author: 0 Perseids meteor shower on Saturday

Named after the Perseus constellation, which is the point from which they appear to come from in the night sky, the Perseids are are pieces of debris from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object known to repeatedly pass Earth.

Global ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader
Author: 0 ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader

Sharif Wednesday morning left the Punjab House in Islamabad and arrived at D-Chowk, the first stop of his procession, where the former premier's supporters greeted him. The media quoted Sharif as saying that while the people's mandate catapulted him to power, he was ousted "in a minute". Sharif's "caravan" took 12 hours to travel the 20 kilometers from Islamabad to Rawalpindi due to big crowds estimated as large as 30,000 that were walking and driving alongside his auto.

Global Market slips to 2-week lows: Sensex negative, Nifty breaks 9950 mark
Author: 0 Market slips to 2-week lows: Sensex negative, Nifty breaks 9950 mark

Around 1 p.m., the NSE Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded below the psychologically important 10,000-point mark at 9,942.25 points - down 36.30 points or 0.36 per cent from its previous session's close. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs ) were net sellers in the equity segment worth Rs 8.41 billion on both BSE , NSE and MCX-SX on August 9, as per provisional data available at the BSE.

Global Trump lacks any plans to combat United States drug epidemic
Author: 0 Trump lacks any plans to combat United States drug epidemic

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie , who chairs the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis , is asking a national emergency be declared. Instead, the commission was entirely silent on cannabis as a method of combatting opioid deaths, ignoring roughly 7,800 public comments that referenced the plant.

Global Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb
Author: 0 Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

The United States of America dropped the bomb to end all bombs on the Japanese city, destroying most of it, along with a portion of the people who lived there, helping to bring World War II to an end. "For us to truly pursue a world without nuclear weapons, we need participation from both nuclear-weapons and non-nuclear weapons states", Mr. Abe said in his speech at the annual ceremony.

Author: 0 Palestinians killed in recent Al-Aqsa violence: NGO

Associates of Abbas refused to go into detail about what the two leaders are expected to discuss. Jordan, which is custodian of holy sites in Jerusalem, was in discussions with the United States in order to help resolve the crisis over Israel's installation of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount/al-Aksa mosque compound.

Global Clinton, Mo., police officer shot, killed during traffic stop; manhunt underway
Author: 0 Clinton, Mo., police officer shot, killed during traffic stop; manhunt underway

Michael, who had worked for the Clinton Police Department less than a year, died in the shootout, KSHB reported. The officer was able to return fire, but police aren't sure if the suspect was struck. The slain officer had been with the department less than a year. Lowe says Michael was "heroic right to the end". Police also said McCarthy is armed and risky.

Global Pair, sought in Chicago killing, arrested in Bay Area
Author: 0 Pair, sought in Chicago killing, arrested in Bay Area

Background on the case may be found here. When Northwestern officials learned of the murder investigation Monday, they placef Lathem on administrative leave and barred him from campus. "We are also thankful both men are safely in custody and this did not end in further tragedy", the statement said. Somerville College has confirmed that Mr Warren has since been suspended from his post , which he held at the college for eight years.

Global WEATHER: Ready for a cool down tomorrow
Author: 0 WEATHER: Ready for a cool down tomorrow

Tuesday looks mostly cloudy with a few lingering showers around. That round of storms for late this afternoon into the evening could pose the slight risk for severe weather. Highs will be in the upper 80s. While there will be a elevated chance for rain each day, you may not see rain everyday. Northeast winds 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Global 'Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury' For Russia Probe
Author: 0 'Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury' For Russia Probe

Mueller is investigating Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign or associates colluded with the Kremlin as part of that effort, the newspaper said . In a statement Thursday, White House special counsel Ty Cobb claimed he didn't know Mueller had begun using the grand jury or issuing subpoenas. "You don't impanel a grand jury unless your investigation has discovered enough evidence that you feel reflects a violation of at least one, ...

Global How Will It Connect to the Matthew McConaughey-Idris Elba Movie?
Author: 0 How Will It Connect to the Matthew McConaughey-Idris Elba Movie?

Sadly, The Dark Tower film took a disastrous turn in its conception. Based on the eight-part series of books by Stephen King , the film is charged with the hard task of concluding the story, while still appealing to the movie-going masses who know little or nothing of its source material.

Author: 0 Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court

BJP against NOTA in RS polls The BJP moved the Election Commission on Wednesday, seeking withdrawal of its decision to introduce NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls, saying a political consensus has to be built first. The BJP is of the view that since parties issue a whip for Rajya Sabha polls, Nota option goes 'against the nature of the whip'. Shivakumar, the Energy Minister was apparently in charge of the hospitality for the Gujarat Congress MLAs.

Global De Grasse injured, will miss world championships
Author: 0 De Grasse injured, will miss world championships

De Grasse tweeted yesterday. He pulled up after 40 metres on the first, grabbing his hamstring. He said De Grasse was determined. But an ultrasound the following morning revealed a small tear. Kipyegon and Dibaba are both in the field in London along with the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan, who has the three fastest times of the year, and Semenya.

Global Trump backs bill to cut legal immigration, slash green card issues
Author: 0 Trump backs bill to cut legal immigration, slash green card issues

The bill introduced by Senators Perdue and Cotton is a re-imagined version of Perdue's previously announced "Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act". Under the RAISE Act, the number of green cards issued would drop to 600,000 the first year and level off to 500,000 over the span of a decade, Cotton told NPR.

Global Russia Preparing Lavrov-Tillerson Meeting in Manila on ASEAN Sidelines
Author: 0 Russia Preparing Lavrov-Tillerson Meeting in Manila on ASEAN Sidelines

But its mission was expanded, along with the fresh funding, at the end of previous year in light of Russia's election meddling and to counter messages from governments in such nations as China, Iran and North Korea. He said, "I think the American people want the two most powerful nuclear nations in the world to have a better relationship, I don't think the American people want us to have a bad relationship with a huge nuclear power, but I think they are frustrated, and I think a lot of this ...

Global SC to hear plea against use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls
Author: 0 SC to hear plea against use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls

The lodging of the Gujarat Congress MLAs in the Bengaluru resort has fallen into controversy. Income Tax raid: Rs 7.5 cr seized from K'taka Minister's home and Eagleton Golf resort. Attacking the BJP, Another leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Conduct raids on residences of those people from your party (BJP) who are offering Rs 15 crore".

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