Tuesday , August 22 2017

Politics

US general reassures Seoul on ‘North tensions’

epa06143657 US Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford (L), chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) talks with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo (R) during their meeting at the Ministry of the National Defense in Seoul, South Korea, 14 August 2017. Dunford is in South Korea on a two-day visit amid escalating tensions between North Korea and the US.  EPA/SONG KYUNG-SEOK / POOL

Bloomberg The US’s top general reassured South Korea that President Donald Trump is prioritizing a diplomatic solution to tensions with North Korea, echoing comments from administration officials who sought to tamp down fears of imminent nuclear war. General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, reaffirmed the ...

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Trump condemns hatred, bigotry, violence on many sides in Virginia

epaselect epa06141385 Virginia State Police inspect the site where a vehicle hit protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 12 August 2017. According to media reports at least one person was killed and 19 injured after a car hit a crowd of people counter-protesting the 'Unite the Right' rally which was scheduled to take place in Charlottesville on 12 August. At least 15 others were injured in clashes during protests.  EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS

Bloomberg Donald Trump condemned hatred, bigotry and violence “on many sides” after clashes at a white nationalists’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, capped off by incidents which left three people dead, including a pedestrian and two in a helicopter crash. The president spoke after two days of violent protests in the ...

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Iran OKs funds for missiles, Guards after US sanctions

DUBAI / Reuters Iran’s parliament gave initial approval on Sunday to a bill to boost spending on Tehran’s missile programme and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to “counter America’s terrorist and adventurist actions” ...

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