S.Korea to temporarily deploy four remaining THAAD launchers - ministry

Meanwhile, hundreds of local residents and activists are gathered near the US base protesting the deployment. As North Korea ramps up its efforts to develop a hydrogen bomb capable of striking the continental United States, the USA and its allies are doubling down on efforts to remind Pyongyang that a war on the Korean Peninsula is one it will lose.

Korea of 'massive' military response

In a statement on Sunday outside the White House , Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis stated, "Any threat to the United States or its territories including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response". The council announced it would be having an emergency meeting to discuss the developments. Asked about Mr Trump's threat, delivered via Twitter, to end trade with any country dealing with North Korea, the spokesman said "it wasn't fair" for China tohave "our ...

Trump Administration Just Booted More Russian Diplomats From the US

Realizing that the approval of the new package of sanctions was inevitable, Putin fired back even before Trump signed the measure. The promise of a fresh start to the relationship has been eclipsed by allegations of collusion between Russian Federation and members of Trump's election campaign team.

Germany's Merkel Seeks End To Turkey's EU Membership Talks

She said she will discuss with European Union counterparts to see if "we can end these membership talks", adding that "I don't see (Turkey) ever joining and I had never believed that it would happen". Merkel responded: "We had a very dramatic situation then.There are times in the life of a chancellor when she has to decide". Schulz said that he agreed with the policy of granting asylum to those in need and argued that Germany had to meet its global commitments.

US Warplanes Simulate Strikes Against North Korea's 'Core Facilities'

IN seeming contradiction to his top Cabinet officials, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that " talking is not the answer " when it comes to reining in North Korea and its expanding weapons programme. To this end, North Korea is signaling that it may soon turn the Pacific Ocean into its own ballistic missile training ground and make its launches over Japan an accepted norm.

Dell Technologies Championship: Jon Rahm opens two-shot lead

The Spanish-born Arizona State alum snatched a two-stroke lead through two rounds of play at the Dell Technologies Championship . Starting on the back nine, Johnson buried a 36-foot putt for birdie to open his campaign at the second play-off tournament - which will see the top 70 players after Monday's final round progress to the BMW Championship - and he gained further strokes at the 13th and 15th, either side of bogeying the 14th.

India's GDP Slumps To 5.7% On Back Of New Tax, Note Ban

Experts feel demonitisation and huge destocking before the launch of the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) can be the reasons for the unexpected slow down of India's economic growth to 5.7 percent in the June quarter, the slowest pace in three years.

Congress terms demonetisation biggest scam: Anand Sharma

While Arun Jaitley said that it was a major step towards the formalisation of the economy and not exclusively confiscation of money, Chidambaram said that it was an objective that the NDA government set for itself. The intent of the drive, he said, was "to break the grip of corruption and black money ". The report further said that "the cost of printing notes and coins has increased during this year".

Trump to propose initial $5.9B in Harvey aid

The response doesn't seem to affect the Trump team, as the president has continued to wear his hat in different colors throughout his week while he weighed in on the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. During President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's visit to storm-torn Texas, the presidential couple wore baseball hats - and the internet is not happy about it.

Peterborough gas prices set to skyrocket this weekend

Analysts expect a hike of around 5 cents by Friday evening, followed by a further jump of 9 cents on Saturday. Analysts say average gasoline prices across Canada will continue to rise this weekend after jumping nearly eight cents per litre since hurricane Harvey roared ashore in Texas last Friday.

Trump to Talk Tax Reform, but Don't Expect Specifics, Officials Say

The tax code is 10 million words and is more than six times as long as it was in 1955. Republican Congressional leaders and the White House have yet to reach an agreement on the details of the tax plan. Instead, Trump focused on his overall "vision" for fostering job creation and economic growth by cutting rates and overhauling the tax code . While the administration and GOP lawmakers maintain tax reform will be completed by year's end, some experts believe that could be a ...

United States orders Russian Federation to close 3 diplomatic buildings

The Trump administration has ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities in the US closed following the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia, the State Department said Thursday. presidential election. Putin's move was a delayed reaction to President Barack Obama's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and his seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds previous year.

Notorious Trump supporter David Clarke steps down as Milwaukee County's sheriff

But Mark Belling, a conservative Milwaukee radio host, reported that Clarke told him he was quitting to accept a new position that would be announced next week. Most recently, Andrew Kaczynski, Christopher Massie, and Nathan McDermott at CNN also found evidence that Clarke plagiarized - or at least poorly attributed - parts of his 2013 master's thesis on national security.

Members of elite search and rescue team head to Texas

The deployment can last up to 14 days, with two travel days on either end, for a potential of 18 days. It includes emergency managers and planners, physicians and paramedics and specialists in the structural engineering, heavy rigging, collapse rescue, logistics, hazardous materials, communications, canine and technical search.

Saudi Arabia expecting two million pilgrims for Hajj

Asked if the authorities had detected any specific plots against this year's hajj , he said: "Not at all". This year the five-day holy pilgrimage is set to take place between Wednesday August 30 (today) and Monday September 4. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation, and it also provides the largest number of pilgrims for the hajj . Bangladeshi pilgrim Mohammad Nasser, 53, said the Grand Mosque housing the Kaaba is congested and busy, but believes overall the Saudi ...

Transgenders can stay in United States military for now: Mattis

However, others are pointing out that the defense secretary's memo announcing an experts panel on transgender troops is a move that basically follows Trump's order. The study will determine transgender troops' "military effectiveness and lethality, budgetary constraints, and applicable law". (The latter is included because the Coast Guard falls under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security rather than that of the Defense Department.) The president's intention to issue ...

North Korea missile threat: United States diplomatic efforts failed, Fmr. Navy SEAL says

Gen. Sam Greaves said Wednesday's missile launch was a "key milestone". "We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves", he said. In May, the USA, in the first test of its ground-based intercept system at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which is 4,200 miles ...

Rain stopped, but Mumbai is yet to get back on track!

It was second only to 346.2 mm of rainfall registered on August 23, 1997, the data showed. In another incident in Vikhroli's Suryanagar, two persons were killed when a portion of a house collapsed following the torrential rains. Dozens of commuters waded through waist-deep water on Tuesday evening. "Delays of around half an hour", said Dhananjay Kumar, a spokesperson for India's state-run carrier Air India.

Illinois Republican Governor Signs Sanctuary State Law

You're going to want employees you know can do the job. "But we finally got it done". "I'm glad it passed, because the alternative is scary". Cavaletto says overall he likes the bill which will bring additional state dollars to all area schools.

At least 100 dogs from Texas shelter airlifted to New Jersey

Hubert's staff will pick up the dogs and move them to the Madison shelter location to be checked out and fed, the statement said. To help animals left homeless by this disaster, you can open up your home to families with animals, contact local rescue associations if you see an abandoned animal or even take them in yourself if you have the means available.