Day: August 9, 2017

What next for North Korea, Guam and Trump? Experts weigh in

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Threatening language between the U.S. and North Korea is flaring this week. After President Donald Trump vowed to respond with "fire and fury" if Pyongyang continued to threaten the U.S., the North&…

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What next for North Korea, Guam and Trump? Experts weigh in

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Threatening language between the U.S. and North Korea is flaring this week. After President Donald Trump vowed to respond with "fire and fury" if Pyongyang continued to threaten the U.S., the North&…

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Guam’s residents feel US patriotism but growing concern

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island. But residents are increasingly worried over Washington&ap…

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Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divide

It's been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one…

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Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divide

It's been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one…

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AP Explains: 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved

NEW DELHI (AP) — When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy – the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Excit…

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AP Explains: 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved

NEW DELHI (AP) — When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy – the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Excit…

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US oil industry pushes back on sanctions against Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration's decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for hum…

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Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday….

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US oil industry pushes back on sanctions against Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration's decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for hum…

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Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday….

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Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, UN says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings &…

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Spray can stunt prompts Twitter to act on hateful tweets

BERLIN (AP) — An artist tired of seeing hateful tweets ignored by Twitter has managed to get the social network to remove or hide some of them – by spray-painting the offending posts in front of the company's German headquarters….

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Spray can stunt prompts Twitter to act on hateful tweets

BERLIN (AP) — An artist tired of seeing hateful tweets ignored by Twitter has managed to get the social network to remove or hide some of them – by spray-painting the offending posts in front of the company's German headquarters….

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Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman Endorses Judge Roy Moore in U.S. Senate Special Election

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.com   
 
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Operation Rescue President Troy Newman has endorsed Judge Roy Moore to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this year after being appointed to serve the Trump Administration as Director of the FBI.
 
Photo: Judge Roy M Source: Operation Rescue

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Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman Endorses Judge Roy Moore in U.S. Senate Special Election

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.com   
 
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Operation Rescue President Troy Newman has endorsed Judge Roy Moore to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this year after being appointed to serve the Trump Administration as Director of the FBI.
 
Photo: Judge Roy M Source: Operation Rescue

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Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman Endorses Judge Roy Moore in U.S. Senate Special Election

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.com   
 
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Operation Rescue President Troy Newman has endorsed Judge Roy Moore to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this year after being appointed to serve the Trump Administration as Director of the FBI.
 
Photo: Judge Roy M Source: Operation Rescue

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Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman Endorses Judge Roy Moore in U.S. Senate Special Election

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.com   
 
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Operation Rescue President Troy Newman has endorsed Judge Roy Moore to replace former Senator Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this year after being appointed to serve the Trump Administration as Director of the FBI.
 
Photo: Judge Roy M Source: Operation Rescue

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New US penalties against 8 more people over Venezuela crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Thursday on eight more individuals in Venezuela, including the brother of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in the latest U.S. bid to try to deter further democratic backslid…

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Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested

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US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

TOKYO (AP) — America's top military official reiterated Friday his country's pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system….

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AP PHOTOS: Kenyans run for cover as day after vote erupts

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some Kenyans ran for cover Wednesday as the day after national elections turned violent, with the opposition presidential candidate accusing the party of President Uhuru Kenyatta of hacking into voting results….

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Analysis: Trump’s threat fits with North Korea’s image of US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Donald Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang's propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North's cherished clai…

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Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk o…

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Analysis: Trump’s threat fits with North Korea’s image of US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Donald Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang's propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North's cherished clai…

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US: War would be ‘horrific’ but NKorea nukes ‘unimaginable’

BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," th…

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North Korea says it released Canadian detainee

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for alleged anti-state activities over health reasons….

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Attacks in France this year focus on security forces

PARIS (AP) — Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 "soft targets" – concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increasingly becoming the…

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Attacks in France this year focus on security forces

PARIS (AP) — Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 "soft targets" – concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increasingly becoming the…

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Iran detains 64 half-naked youths at pool party

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that authorities have detained 64 youths at a pool party in central Isfahan province….

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The Latest: French police search building after car attack

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on an attack on soldiers in a Paris suburb (all times local):…

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Police: French soldier attack suspect not known as radical

PARIS (AP) — The man suspected of ramming a BMW into a group of soldiers near Paris is a 37-year-old Algerian who was known to police as a suspect in minor crimes but not as someone with radical beliefs, police said Thursday….

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Guam’s worries grow as tensions rise between US, North Korea

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking t…

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AP Explains: N. Korea missiles that can potentially hit Guam

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea's threat to attack Guam, it appears extremely unlikely that its leadership would risk its own destruction with a pre-emptive attack on the American territory. Still, analysts believe North …

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AP Explains: N. Korea missiles that can potentially hit Guam

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea's threat to attack Guam, it appears extremely unlikely that its leadership would risk its own destruction with a pre-emptive attack on the American territory. Still, analysts believe North …

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Experts: US-N.Korea nuclear war unlikely, but risk is rising

A nuclear war between North Korea and the United States is not imminent, analysts said, but the inflammatory rhetoric on both sides is increasing the risk. They called on all parties to de-escalate….

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Experts: US-N.Korea nuclear war unlikely, but risk is rising

A nuclear war between North Korea and the United States is not imminent, analysts said, but the inflammatory rhetoric on both sides is increasing the risk. They called on all parties to de-escalate….

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Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested

LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France (AP) — A man rammed his car into a group of soldiers near Paris, injuring six of them, and then was cornered by police in a highway manhunt – the latest in what's become a disturbingly familiar pattern of attac…

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The Latest: French police search building after car attack

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on an attack on soldiers in a Paris suburb (all times local):…

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Canadian delegation in North Korea to discuss jailed pastor

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian delegation is in North Korea to discuss a Canadian pastor imprisoned there for alleged anti-state activities….

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AP Explains: N. Korea missiles that can potentially hit Guam

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday that it was examining operational plans for attacking Guam, an angry reaction to new U.N. sanctions for its intercontinental ballistic missile tests and a U.S. suggestion about preparations f…

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Key facts about Guam, the center of US-North Korea tension

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The North Korean army's announcement that it is examining operational plans for attacking Guam after rising tensions with President Donald Trump has brought more global attention to the tiny U.S. territory in the P…

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Key facts about Guam, the center of US-North Korea tension

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The North Korean army's announcement that it is examining operational plans for attacking Guam after rising tensions with President Donald Trump has brought more global attention to the tiny U.S. territory in the P…

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SKorea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in NKorea standoff

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests….

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Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both Koreas and the United…

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India’s wild energy trends raise doubts over coal’s future

NEW DELHI (AP) — Within the wild energy market of the world's second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever mor…

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