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Author: 0 China nixes military option for North Korea

State Department officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment publicly, said Tillerson went out of his way to do so to demonstrate his confidence in Thornton, a career diplomat. "We're not closer to war than a week ago but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago", McMaster said on ABC News' "This Week", adding that the Trump administration is prepared to deal militarily with North Korea if necessary.

Global News Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU
Author: 0 Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU

The government will today announce that keeping the Northern Irish border free of physical infrastructure is a key priority in post-Brexit trade arrangements with the EU. Under a second suggestion, dubbed "a highly streamlined customs arrangement", Britain would extend customs declaration requirements now in place for other nations to European Union trade.

Global News 'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter predicts Trump will resign
Author: 0 'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter predicts Trump will resign

Trump's Democrat rival Hillary Clinton for free. Would be amazed if he survived till the end of the year. Earlier this year, Schwartz predicted that Trump would resign and then "declare victory", telling CNN's Anderson Cooper , "I surely believe that at some point over the next period of time, he's going to have to figure out a way to resign".

Global News Tech rendered fixers jobless: PM Narendra Modi
Author: 0 Tech rendered fixers jobless: PM Narendra Modi

He added that his government is committed to restoring "the lost glory" of Kashmir and its status as "heaven on earth". He said only a "handful of separatists" were resorting to different tactics to create problems in the State and asserted that there will be no soft approach towards militancy.

Global News U.S. seeks 'effective' ties with China's military
Author: 0 U.S. seeks 'effective' ties with China's military

Trump warned North Korea last week it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States, prompting North Korea to say it was considering plans to fire missiles towards Guam. The opposition Liberty Korea Party on Wednesday adopted the demand as its official party line, saying that the presence of such weapons would strengthen deterrence against the North.

Global News Forecast: 40 percent chance of morning showers, thunderstorms
Author: 0 Forecast: 40 percent chance of morning showers, thunderstorms

There is a marginal risk for damaging winds this afternoon and evening, with isolated hail possible and perhaps a very isolated tornado, forecasters report. South, southwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Monday night , showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Author: 0 Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

President Trump declared Wednesday he is disbanding two economic advisory panels, after a growing number of the corporate CEO's who sat on them chose to leave, in the wake of Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

Global News Trump and Acosta Have Testy Exchange at Memorandum Signing
Author: 0 Trump and Acosta Have Testy Exchange at Memorandum Signing

Then he repeated the line. The never-ending saga of CNN's Jim Acosta making a fool of himself in front of the Trump White House took another turn on Monday, as he hurled questions at President Trump following a White House event that allowed the President to respond by calling him " fake news ".

Global News Sydney schoolboy missing after splitting from family in Barcelona attack
Author: 0 Sydney schoolboy missing after splitting from family in Barcelona attack

The boy's grandfather, Tony Cadman, posted a picture of the seven-year-old as part of a plea for help in finding him. The ABC reports the boy's father , Andrew Cadman, said he had spoken to the pair several hours before the attack. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told reporters two people had been seriously injured, including Jom Cadman, while two male Aussies had been treated and discharged from hospital.

Global News USA to consult Seoul before acting against North Korea
Author: 0 USA to consult Seoul before acting against North Korea

However, he also said North Korea is nearing a red line of arming intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Donald Trump had agreed to ask for consent before taking any action such as a military strike on North Korea, as he sought to ease concerns over a potential war on the Korean peninsula.

Global News Roger Taney statue removed from State House in Annapolis overnight
Author: 0 Roger Taney statue removed from State House in Annapolis overnight

Authorities in Maryland on Friday removed a statue of a 19th century Chief Justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision in the latest example of action over memorials that have sparked protests across the United States. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument and a Confederate Women's monument. The move comes after Gov. Larry Hogan announced his support for removing the statue.

Global News Big Ten Announces BTN Schedule
Author: 0 Big Ten Announces BTN Schedule

The combined 2016-17 Big Ten record of Minnesota's first four conference foes this season is 24-48. MI travels to Happy Valley on February 21 to face a much-improved Penn State team who could potentially be playing for a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Global News Periods of storms Thursday — Metro Detroit Weather
Author: 0 Periods of storms Thursday — Metro Detroit Weather

Highs will top off in the upper 80s. High 79F. Low 62F. We're back to sunshine in between systems for both Wednesday and Thursday , with highs well into the 70s to mid-80s. Recent computer models are still suggesting some scattered showers and storms will pass through our neck of the woods on Friday afternoon/evening. By mid afternoon we will see building clouds and typical chances for showers and thunderstorms to build.

Global News Republican Congressman Meets With WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
Author: 0 Republican Congressman Meets With WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Rohrabacher said Assange told him that he had information to share privately with President Trump . The White House has not confirmed whether it was aware of the meeting ahead of time. Rohrabacher added that he believes the information Assange shared with him "will have an earth-shattering political impact". "He can't even leave the embassy to get out to Washington to talk to anybody if he doesn't have a pardon".

Author: 0 Trump advisory forum could no longer serve objective, IBM CEO says

After eight of the more than two dozen executives left, Trump shut the initiative down altogether Wednesday in one fell tweet . "I believe the president should have been - and still needs to be - unambiguous on that post". CNBC earlier reported that the council planned to disband. Trump's tweet came shortly after. For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place.

Global News Maneka seeks Sushma's help to rescue Hyderabad teenager sold to Omani Sheikh
Author: 0 Maneka seeks Sushma's help to rescue Hyderabad teenager sold to Omani Sheikh

The sheikh paid Rs 5 lakhs to my husband. The case of the minor girl being married off to an Arab sheikh, who is old enough to be her grandfather, has once again brought the spotlight on qazis who perform such marriages. Now she does not want to stay there, " she said. Her daughter was away at her aunt's house for almost three months before getting married. On Thursday, TOI had reported about the minor girl being forced into marriage with the Omani national by her father's sister Ghousia , ...

Global News Dollar higher on euro woes, but capped by White House drama
Author: 0 Dollar higher on euro woes, but capped by White House drama

The dollar slipped versus the yen on Friday, hampered by renewed investor concerns over the Trump administration's ability to push forward its economic policy agenda. Donald Trump's made a ludicrous defense of Confederate statues by pointing out that Washington and Jefferson were slave holders, ignoring the fact that these founding fathers lived a century before the Civil War and last weekend's white supremacists marched 150 years afterwards - in support of a movement that went to war to ...

Global News Top US general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions
Author: 0 Top US general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions

Pacific territory of Guam. "But we don't need to be impatient", Mr Moon said. Allies the United States and South Korea remain technically at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. He told Fang: "To be honest, we have many hard issues where we will not necessarily have the same perspectives, but..." Dunford said the response from world capitals has also given him encouragement that there is the will to enforce sanctions.

Global News Tillerson says U.S. prepared to use force against N Korea
Author: 0 Tillerson says U.S. prepared to use force against N Korea

Tokyo also plans to increase its number of Aegis-equipped destroyers. Costs for the new land-based Aegis defense system will be included in the defense ministry's draft budget for next fiscal year, although the actual amount will be left blank until the end of the year, due to the need for further consultations with the US, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

Global News 2 transport network firms open doors to displaced Uber drivers
Author: 0 2 transport network firms open doors to displaced Uber drivers

But it quickly reversed its stance and obeyed the order after government officials immediately rejected the appeal and warned Uber drivers still on the road could be arrested. Uber's suspension was not a popular decision as far as commuters are concerned who regard Uber as more reliable and competitive than outdated public transport services.

Global News Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation
Author: 0 Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation

President Donald Trump has scrapped plans for an infrastructure advisory council after two similar panels dissolved this week amid backlash to Trump from corporate America. The administration said Wednesday it was ending two other advisory councils made up primarily of business leaders, the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy & Policy Forum.

Global News Library's eclipse glasses subject to recall
Author: 0 Library's eclipse glasses subject to recall

August 21 from noon 'til 3 p.m. with deepest eclipse at 1:30 p.m. This timetable has made Monday's eclipse one of the most anticipated dates in the local astronomy community, with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada hosting three events in the region.

Global News Eye safety for the total solar eclipse
Author: 0 Eye safety for the total solar eclipse

It's not risky to be outside. The presentation on the solar eclipse is free and open to the public. So, it's important to make sure you've got the right tools to do so. Think about the awesomeness of all of this. The reason is that the Sun's disk is shrinking, literally approaching a point, and a smaller light source produces better-defined shadows.

Global News Japan plans new defence systems to protect against North Korea
Author: 0 Japan plans new defence systems to protect against North Korea

North Korea appeared to successfully test an intercontinental ballistic missile last month, proving that it could threaten the US mainland. US President Donald Trump has warned of "fire and fury" if North Korea threatens the United States, and said the US military is "locked and loaded".

Global News War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nuclear attack 'unimaginable'
Author: 0 War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nuclear attack 'unimaginable'

He was responding to remarks by a top Trump aide ruling out military action over North Korea's nuclear programme. That is the preferable end state, the chairman said, and he told the Chinese military leaders that. The tentative interest in diplomacy follows unusually combative threats between Trump and North Korea amid worries Pyongyang is nearing its long-sought goal of being able to send a nuclear missile to the USA mainland.

Global News Trump Abandons Plans for Infrastructure Advisory Council
Author: 0 Trump Abandons Plans for Infrastructure Advisory Council

Christine Knapp, Philadelphia's Office of Sustainability director says regardless of the President's executive order, the city will continue to consider the impact of sea level rise on its infrastructure projects. "A robust energy infrastructure system that protects the environment and keeps pace with growing production and demand is essential to helping American families and businesses have reliable access to affordable energy", said API president and CEO Jack Gerard.

Global News South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe
Author: 0 South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe

He came early for a regional summit of southern African nations this weekend. Nel has said that a conviction could result in jail time, according to the AP. The question of Mugabe's immunity was being attended to before the police move in, he said. Engels has been offered legal help by Nel, a former state prosecutor who now works as a private prosecutor for AfriForum, an organization that primarily represents the rights of South Africa's white Afrikaner minority.

Global News Gujarat: Ten more die of swine flu, toll rises to 230
Author: 0 Gujarat: Ten more die of swine flu, toll rises to 230

I would ask all doctors, private practitioners or those serving in government hospitals to prescribe it. However, the health department said there is no need for panic as the situation is under control. Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena, who reviewed the swine flu situation, said that focus is on to create awareness among people both in urban and rural areas to check spread of the disease.

Global News Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif questioned in Pakistani corruption probe
Author: 0 Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif questioned in Pakistani corruption probe

ISLAMABAD: Deposed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his sons have refused presenting before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today and said that they have not received summons in this regard. He said Sharif has already expressed his concern over a Supreme Court judge who is supervising the NABs investigation against him, fearing that the judge will ensure adverse verdict against him in the accountability court.

Global News Gov. Phill Scott 'Troubled' By Trump's Comments About Charlottesville
Author: 0 Gov. Phill Scott 'Troubled' By Trump's Comments About Charlottesville

An official White House schedule released Wednesday night lists a 1 p.m. lunch date for the governor and the president at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J. Another South Carolina congressman has condemned President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville and those involved in the protest in an interview that aired Thursday.

Global News Rahul corners PM Modi over Gorakhpur tragedy, J-K unrest
Author: 0 Rahul corners PM Modi over Gorakhpur tragedy, J-K unrest

The Champions Of Change proposed to increase transparency in the education system and enable students to take part in the decision-making process. Modi said the people in the government are over 50-55 years old while the young entrepreneurs had fresh "younger than 30 years old" ideas.

Global News What Trump gets wrong about Confederate statues, in one chart
Author: 0 What Trump gets wrong about Confederate statues, in one chart

Trump said, mentioning past presidents Washington and Jefferson's history of owning slaves. "You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent", Trump said. He responded to a reporter's question about "alt-right" violence by condemning the KKK and white nationalism, but also noting that numerous left-wing protesters engaged in similar levels of violence.

Global News Doklam standoff: Japan throws its weight behind India
Author: 0 Doklam standoff: Japan throws its weight behind India

As Chinese and Indian troops continue to confront each other across the Doklam Plateau, tensions are flaring up in another Himalayan hotspot. On Tuesday, soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) tried to enter the Indian side in two areas- Finger Four and Finger Five- twice but on both the occasions their attempts were thwarted by alert Indian troops.

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