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Sons confirm death of US soldier James Dresnok, who defected to North Korea - The Guardian

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 05:22

The Guardian

Sons confirm death of US soldier James Dresnok, who defected to North Korea
The Guardian
James Dresnok in 2006. The former US soldier, who defected to North Korea in 1962, died last year, his sons said. Photograph: Alamy. US news. Sons confirm death of US soldier James Dresnok, who defected to North Korea. Dresnok was among a handful ...

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1 reportedly killed as car crashes into Marseille bus stop - CBS News

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 05:00

CBS News

1 reportedly killed as car crashes into Marseille bus stop
CBS News
Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 5:50 AM EDT. Police in Marseille, southeastern France, detained the driver of a vehicle on Monday who crashed into two bus shelters in the city, killing one person, according to the Reuters news agency and local media. Reuters ...
The Latest: 1 dead as van rams bus stops in MarseilleWashington Post
1 dead after car crashes into bus stops in FranceWPXI Pittsburgh
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US scales back visa services in Russia after Putin cuts its staff - Reuters

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:56

Reuters

US scales back visa services in Russia after Putin cuts its staff
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it was scaling back its visa services in Russia after Moscow ordered it to sharply cut its diplomatic staff in retaliation over new U.S. sanctions. President Vladimir Putin, reacting to new sanctions ...
US Embassy in Russia suspends issuing nonimmigrant visasWashington Post
US Slashes Russia Visa Service After Kremlin Orders Staff CutBloomberg
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Missing journalist Kim Wall 'died in an accident,' submarine owner says - CNN

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:26

CNN

Missing journalist Kim Wall 'died in an accident,' submarine owner says
CNN
(CNN) Swedish journalist Kim Wall, missing since August 11 after boarding a privately built submarine, died in an accident and was buried at sea, the vessel's owner Peter Madsen told a court hearing in Denmark. Madsen, who has been charged with ...
Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, Danish inventor saysBBC News
Danish police: Submarine owner says woman died in accidentWashington Post
Danish man tells court woman died in his home-made submarineReuters
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Barcelona attacks: Key suspect hunt widened across Europe - BBC News

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:11

BBC News

Barcelona attacks: Key suspect hunt widened across Europe
BBC News
The hunt for the driver suspected of killing 13 people in last week's attack in Barcelona has been extended across Europe, Catalan officials say. Officials say they have confirmed the driver's identity as 22-year-old Moroccan Younes Abouyaaqoub ...
Spain Terror: Suspect in Barcelona Attack Named as Younes AbouyaaquoubNBCNews.com
Spain attacks: Manhunt for driver of Las Ramblas van Younes Abouyaaquoub extended across EuropeThe Independent

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US, South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tension - Reuters

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:10

Reuters

US, South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tension
Reuters
A U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady takes part in a drill at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, August 21, 2017. Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via REUTERS. Christine Kim. 5 Min Read. SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. forces began ...

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Here are 5 takeaways from Trump's startling nuclear threats against North Korea - Washington Post

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:01

Washington Post

Here are 5 takeaways from Trump's startling nuclear threats against North Korea
Washington Post
In international security, there is no area where careful signaling is more important than with nuclear weapons. Precisely because nuclear weapons have not been used since 1945 and only would be in the gravest of circumstances, nuclear declaratory ...
US, South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tensionReuters
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China Expresses 'Strong Dissatisfaction' With US Trade Probe - Bloomberg

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:54

Bloomberg

China Expresses 'Strong Dissatisfaction' With US Trade Probe
Bloomberg
China expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. decision to probe its intellectual-property practices and pledged to respond if needed. The U.S. is irresponsible because it's conducting the review under domestic laws and disregarding World Trade ...
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Doklam standoff will be resolved soon, confident China will take positive steps, says Rajnath Singh - India Today

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:41

India Today

Doklam standoff will be resolved soon, confident China will take positive steps, says Rajnath Singh
India Today
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that he was confident Beijing would take positive steps to resolve the two-month-long Doklam standoff and that peace would prevail between India and its neighbour. IndiaToday.in | Edited by Dev Goswami.
Hidden agenda behind China-India Himalayan showdownAsia Times
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South Korea and US Begin Drills as North Warns of Rising Tensions - New York Times

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 01:23

New York Times

South Korea and US Begin Drills as North Warns of Rising Tensions
New York Times
Police officers surrounding a South Korean protesting the annual exercises by their country and the United States in Seoul on Monday. The North has long condemned the military drills as rehearsals for invasion. Credit Jeon Heon-Kyun/European Pressphoto ...

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South Korea and US Begin Drills as North Warns of Rising Tensions - New York Times

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 01:23

New York Times

South Korea and US Begin Drills as North Warns of Rising Tensions
New York Times
Police officers surrounding a South Korean protesting the annual exercises by their country and the United States in Seoul on Monday. The North has long condemned the military drills as rehearsals for invasion. Credit Jeon Heon-Kyun/European Pressphoto ...
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Why Putin Dare Not Celebrate the Bolshevik Revolution - Newsweek

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:40

Newsweek

Why Putin Dare Not Celebrate the Bolshevik Revolution
Newsweek
In early July, the chairman of the Russian Historical Society addressed a gathering on how the country should mark the centenary of the revolutions of 1917 which toppled the Romanov dynasty and then brought the Bolsheviks to power. The Russian people ...
Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian ConnectionsNew York Times
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Barcelona attack suspect still sought as investigation expands to other countries - Reuters

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:58

Reuters

Barcelona attack suspect still sought as investigation expands to other countries
Reuters
BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spanish police searched on Sunday for the man behind the wheel in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, amid growing signs members of the militant group had connections elsewhere in Europe. Police said security ...
Police unsure whether Barcelona suspect crossed French borderCNN
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Asian Shares Fragile as Trump Turmoil, Korea Tensions Weigh - New York Times

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 22:12

Reuters Canada

Asian Shares Fragile as Trump Turmoil, Korea Tensions Weigh
New York Times
TOKYO — Asian shares were fragile on Monday as investors remained unconvinced about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strategist raised hopes of some progress. Japan ...
Prominent US religious conservatives defend Trump after CharlottesvilleReuters
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MPs to gather for Big Ben's bongs ahead of silencing - BBC News

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:39

BBC News

MPs to gather for Big Ben's bongs ahead of silencing
BBC News
A group of MPs plan to gather outside Parliament for Big Ben's chimes later, before it falls silent for essential repair work to take place. The bongs will sound at midday and are expected to be disconnected until 2021. Labour MP Stephen Pound said he ...
Big Ben to fall silent for four years from today as it undergoes renovationThe Independent
Big Ben bell to go silent in London for repairs until 2021Washington Post
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Tens of thousands protest jailing of Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders - CNN

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:12

CNN

Tens of thousands protest jailing of Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders
CNN
Hong Kong (CNN) Tens of thousands of people braved blazing summer heat Sunday to join a march in Hong Kong protesting the jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for their involvement in the 2014 "Umbrella Movement." Last week a Hong Kong court ...
You can lock up our bodies, but not our minds: Jailed Hong Kong activistsBusiness Standard
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Counterprotesters' numbers overwhelm those with 'America First!' group in Laguna Beach - OCRegister

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:11

OCRegister

Counterprotesters' numbers overwhelm those with 'America First!' group in Laguna Beach
OCRegister
Protesters yell during a demonstration on Main Beach in Laguna Beach Sunday August 20, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG. 0 Comments. By Chris Haire | chaire@scng.com, Tomoya Shimura | tshimura@scng.com and Keith ...
'America's First' Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally Held in Laguna BeachNBC 7 San Diego

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Shares Barely Budge Amid Uncertainty Over Trump's Economic Agenda - New York Times

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:15

U.S. News & World Report

Shares Barely Budge Amid Uncertainty Over Trump's Economic Agenda
New York Times
TOKYO — Asian shares were tentative in early Monday trade as investors remained unconvinced about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strategist raised hopes of some ...
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US-South Korea set for divisive military drills - BBC News

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:55

BBC News

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills
BBC News
The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang, despite appeals to halt the exercise. Last week North Korea appeared to back down from a threat to send missiles towards the US Pacific island of Guam, ...
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