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by | February 01, 2018 | 02:35

North Korea has ramped up its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in recent months and continually threatened to target the US. "We are waging a campaign of maximum pressure to prevent that from ever happening", he said. "Some may argue that USA casualties and even a wider war on the Korean Peninsula are risks worth taking, given what is at stake", he said. Also in the audience was Ji Seong-ho, a heroic North Korean defector who lost his left hand and foot during the country's ...

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:57

The secret Nunes memo is not the GOP's only attack on the intelligence community tonight. Democrats have said the memo selectively uses highly classified materials in a misleading effort to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe, and Deputy U.S.

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:53

Kelly said he has seen the memo, and national security lawyers in the White House were "slicing and dicing" it. "That is, I think, a deeply regrettable state of affairs", said Schiff. Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinTrump tells Republican he's "100 percent" for releasing Nunes memo DOJ made last-minute plea to WH not to release classified memo: report McConnell: Mueller needs "no protection" from Trump MORE reportedly made a similar plea to White House ...

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:53

However, the Aegis Ashore system did successfully intercept a ballistic missile target in a test launch last February. Japan formally decided in December that it would expand its ballistic missile defense system with US -made ground-based Aegis radar stations and interceptors.

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:37

The city had given people with criminal history the chance to have their cases expunged, or charges and sentences reduced immediately after the law legalizing recreational marijuana went into effect January 1. Other cities across the state are pursuing similar measures, including in Oakland where the city's Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D) has introduced a bill into the state assembly to "allow automatic expungement or reduction of a prior cannabis conviction".

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:12

History was made on Tuesday, after a Qantas plane partly powered by fuel derived from mustard seeds landed in Melbourne, becoming the first ever dedicated commercial biofuel flight. Carinata requires no specialized production or processing techniques. As well, this mustard seed variety is a cover crop, meaning it can be planted on land between other food crop cycles.

by | February 01, 2018 | 00:32

Rep. Brian Mast of Palm City, Fla., and his two children were among the people on the train but were not hurt, said his communications director Brad Stewart in an interview with WPTV. "I don't know that for sure, it's a long train". "There was (what) looks like a tractor trailer carrying trash that was hit by the train", Faso, who said he was in the third vehicle of the train, told CNN.

by | January 31, 2018 | 23:59

The Lebanese military did not participate in the Second Lebanon War in 2006. It has received more than $1.5 billion in USA military assistance since then and, in the last seven years, training and support from US special forces too. Lebanon has an unresolved maritime border dispute with Israel over a triangular area of sea of around 860 sq km (330 square miles) that extends along the edge of three of the blocks.

by | January 31, 2018 | 23:43

The bench, however, asked the Centre to come up with a written response within four weeks and fixed March 7 for the next hearing . Citing serious ramifications on national security, the Centre had told the apex court in September that it should not interfere and let it take a decision under a "fair and just procedure" on the issue of deportation of Rohingyas, many of whom have illegally crossed borders seeking refuge from widespread violence and discrimination in their home country, Myanmar.

by | January 31, 2018 | 23:34

According to the group, the Army has now increased the persecution and attacks against its units in all cities and areas. Two more died hours later in separate bomb attacks on police. The deadly attack in Barranquilla was condemned by the United Nations, which monitored a three-month ceasefire between the guerrillas and the military that expired earlier this month.

by | January 31, 2018 | 22:52

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) was among those who treated people injured after a train carrying Republican representatives collided with a truck in Virginia Wednesday morning. The Republicans were heading to the Greenbrier resort for a planning retreat. James Lankford , of Oklahoma. "I'm fine compared to, tragically, the truck drivers, and thankful for the prompt action of our doctors and first responders".

by | January 31, 2018 | 22:50

People consistently tell us they want to see more local news on Facebook . Users can pick as many as 30 people or pages to prioritize. "Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities and affect our lives", Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a social media post .

by | January 31, 2018 | 22:44

In the State Department press release, the USA also designated three lesser-known armed groups as being "terrorist groups": Harakat al-Sabireen - a Gaza-based, Iranian-backed armed group, as well as two Egypt-based groups - Liwaa al-Thawra, and Harakat Sawa'd Misr.

by | January 31, 2018 | 22:25

The U.S. intelligence community concluded in a 2016 report that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the interference operation, and three congressional committees and a special counsel are investigating any possible coordination between Trump associates and Russian agents during the campaign.

by | January 31, 2018 | 22:01

Global Positioning System tracking company Strava published an interactive map in November 2017, showing where people have used fitness tracking devices. "Knowing the person, their patterns of life, etc., again would compromise not just privacy but maybe security for individuals in U.S. military, especially if in the Special Operations community".

by | January 31, 2018 | 21:15

Unlike many others, however, Gowdy was not facing a hard re-election campaign in 2018. His announcement makes him the ninth Republican committee chairman to announce he's leaving, the second this week alone , and the second Oversight chairman in less than a year, as former Rep.

by | January 31, 2018 | 21:12

Hours later, the government outlawed the opposition's National Resistance Movement, with Interior Minister Fred Matiangi declaring it an organized criminal group. "The rallies shut down roadways as opposition supporters blocked vehicles heading to the Upper Hill district of the city, and crowds destroyed signs that read" Uhuru Kenyatta , President of the Republic of Kenya".

by | January 31, 2018 | 21:05

In recent years, officials have been trying most captured terrorists in USA courts, with a high success rate, but Trump signaled that he wants a different policy. Yet it offered a cautionary note: "Given that some of the current detainee population represent the most hard and unsafe cases from among those historically detained at the facility", the order said, " there is significant reason for concern regarding their reengagement in hostilities should they have the opportunity ".

by | January 31, 2018 | 21:07

The report published last week claims technicians at AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital discovered past year that the contents of their computers had been regularly copied to servers in Shanghai since 2012, citing several unnamed AU sources.

by | January 31, 2018 | 20:46

Menendez is up for re-election this fall. The spokeswoman said the Justice Department's decision was prompted by a judge's decision last week to acquit Mr. Menendez, 64, was charged with trading his political influence for gifts and campaign donations from wealthy Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen , 63.

by | January 31, 2018 | 20:20

He said the need for "transparency" dictates the need to release the memo, but Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee say the Republican-drafted document is misleading.The memo was crafted by the panel's chairman, Republican Congressmen Devin Nunes of California.

by | January 31, 2018 | 20:18

As any Clinton backer will tell you, disclosing the existence of the emails violated the usual Justice Department protocols about disclosing details of investigations so close to an election. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said Monday. Three Senior FBI officials were informed of the conversation - McCabe was one - the other two, general counsel James Baker and chief of staff James Rybicki, also left their posts recently.

by | January 31, 2018 | 19:58

Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods says there are no reported injuries to passengers or crew members after the incident that happened around 11:20 a.m.in Crozet, Virginia. The retreat at The Greenbrier will have appearances by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The collision took place west of Charlottesville in a rural area of Virginia and the train was still an hour or more away from its destination at the time the collision occurred.

by | January 31, 2018 | 19:46

Kimmel suggested that, perhaps, this was not Daniels's signature at all, an idea Daniels did not deny; instead, she said only, "That doesn't look like my signature, does it?" In an interview last week with CBS' " Inside Edition ", Daniels simply stared at her interviewer, wordless and expressionless, when asked about the alleged affair, the alleged payout and any nondisclosure agreements she might have signed.

by | January 31, 2018 | 19:46

But U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said almost a third of residents still don't even have electricity and denounced FEMA's plan on the Senate floor , calling it "unconscionable" and a "travesty". But with the immediate danger over and recovery's long slog begun, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is officially ending its humanitarian mission Wednesday.