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Our response to the Customs Union Partnership Papers

Our response to the Customs Union Partnership Papers Ministers will tell Brussels they want a "temporary customs union" for several years, amid evidence that businesses are already pulling investment because they fear the harm to trade from a cliff-edge exit in 2019. "These fantastical and contradictory proposals provide no guidance for negotiators or certainty for businesses". The U.K. government said Tuesday in a position paper that it wanted to... [Full Article...]

Military confrontation with North Korea not imminent says US

Military confrontation with North Korea not imminent says US They said the United States and its allies could no longer afford to stand by as North Korea pushed ahead with developing a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. But he warned that Washington's "strategic patience" was over. The CIA chief described Mr Kim as "rational" and responsive to "adverse circumstances". [Full Article...]

Mossad Warns Iran Expanding Control of Middle East

Mossad Warns Iran Expanding Control of Middle East However, Israel believes Iran's weapons are an existential threat. In a statement about Cohen's briefing , Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the Mossad chief "emphasized that the main process taking place in the Middle East today is Iran's expansion" - via its own forces and local proxies - in countries such as Syria , Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan President Uses Trump Threats To Galvanize His People

Venezuelan President Uses Trump Threats To Galvanize His People He instead condemned "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides ". "These extremist fringe groups have no place in the American debate", Pence said . "A failed state in Venezuela will become an even greater problem for narcotics trafficking ... will drive even greater illegal migration across central America and into our country", compromising the USA border, econo... [Full Article...]

China sides with North Korea

China sides with North Korea North Korea issues threats all the time and has been doing so for decades. The three-country visit is in "support (of) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's diplomatic and economic campaign to deter North Korea" from seeking an effective nuclear deterrent, according to a US Department of Defense statement. [Full Article...]

'Shell-Shocked' Barnaby Joyce Woke Up And Went To Work A Kiwi, Again

Mr Windsor said it was also up to the government and Mr Turnbull to decide, if Mr Joyce stayed in the ministry, rather then stepped aside, like Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan has done, while the High Court decides his fate, after it was revealed he held dual Italian citizenship. [Full Article...]

Kentucky mayor calls for removal of Confederate statues amid Virginia violence

Kentucky mayor calls for removal of Confederate statues amid Virginia violence During the vigil, organizers say they will also take some time to congratulate the mayor on his announcement to recommend the relocation of Lexington's confederate monuments . To receive tax credits, historic elements of the 1899 structure must remain. Then the city was told the military commission must approve the removal. [Full Article...]

Amazon recalls potentially phony eclipse glasses

Amazon recalls potentially phony eclipse glasses What do authentic solar eclipse glasses look like? But substandard, knockoff glasses that may not offer sufficient protection have reportedly entered the marketplace, reports CNN Money, with some even containing counterfeit ISO certification labels. [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks close higher as North Korea fears ease

U.S. stocks close higher as North Korea fears ease On the Dow, major movers included Goldman Sachs, which climbed more than 2% and JP Morgan Chase, which increased 1.5%. Against the Swiss franc, traditionally considered a safe-haven currency that strengthens in times of geopolitical stress, the United States dollar was on pace for its largest one-day per centage gain since late July. [Full Article...]

Ukraine's Security Council refutes reports of missile engines supplied to North Korea

Ukraine's Security Council refutes reports of missile engines supplied to North Korea The Ukraine government denied supplying missile engines to North Korea . "Ukraine has never supplied rocket engines or any kind of missile technology to North Korea", the secretary of Ukraine's Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, said in an August 14 statement. [Full Article...]

Garden Bridge sinks with all (£37m) public funds lost

Garden Bridge sinks with all (£37m) public funds lost The latter two had both allocated funds for the project, but according to the Trust the lack of support from Mayor Sadiq Khan is the primary reason why the project has been shelved. 'It is all the more disappointing because the Trust was set up at the request of TfL, the organisation headed up by the mayor, to deliver the project. [Full Article...]

European Union imposes tougher sanctions on N. Korea for missile tests

European Union imposes tougher sanctions on N. Korea for missile tests European stocks extended declines Thursday, pulling Wall Street futures lower, as investors continue to express concern over the escalating military tensions between North Korea and the United States and move into safer assets. On Saturday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted. North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and ignores the worldwide community's pre... [Full Article...]

Florida couple injured after grill explodes in car

Florida couple injured after grill explodes in car The couple had the grill and propane tank in the back of their Kia Sorento, when they were leaving a barbecue at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The propane tank was open on the grill, and was venting propane into the interior of the auto. [Full Article...]

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe Things will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST. Shortly after Trump signed the directive, Lighthizer said his office will launch a probe and, "if needed, take action to preserve the future of US industry". President Donald Trump has signed an executive action that asks his trade office to explore a possible investigation into China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property. [Full Article...]

North Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam missile plan

In his first public appearance in about two weeks, Kim Jong Un inspected the command of the North's army on Monday, examining the plan for a long time and discussing it with army officers, the official KCNA said in a report. Ambassador Moon is one of the leading advocates of South Korea's "sunshine policy", which favors dialogue with North Korea and peaceful co-existence alongside its regi... [Full Article...]

India Independence Day 2017

India Independence Day 2017 On 15th August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi . Five Kirti Chakras among 112 gallantry awards will be conferred on heroes of armed forces by President Ram Nath Kovind during the Independence Day 2017 celebrations. [Full Article...]

Iranian Drone Comes Near US Aircraft Carrier Over Persian Gulf

Iranian Drone Comes Near US Aircraft Carrier Over Persian Gulf McConnaughey said Monday that there have been 14 incidents between USA and Iranian aircraft this year in which the U.S. military labeled something the Iranians did as unsafe and unprofessional. In that incident, the drone almost collided with the Navy jet while it was in a holding pattern and preparing to land on the Nimitz , the Pentagon said. [Full Article...]

California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary policy

California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary policy As the LA Times reports , State Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the president's actions "bullying" at a news conference, and added, "It's a low blow to our men and women who wear the badge, for the federal government to threaten their crime-fighting resources in order to force them to do the work of the federal government when it comes to immigration enforcement". [Full Article...]

Amazon Offers Refunds On Purchases Of Bogus Solar Eclipse Shades

Amazon Offers Refunds On Purchases Of Bogus Solar Eclipse Shades It's also put together a list of reputable eclipse-merch dealers , which include glasses sold at chain retailers 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Lowe's, and Walmart. On Saturday she received an email from Amazon saying "we recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse ". The school districts know parents are concerned about safety, which is why they have already distributed gl... [Full Article...]

Nevada student defends presence at Charlottesville rally

Nevada student defends presence at Charlottesville rally YesYoureRacist has been on a mission to "expose casual racism" on Twitter since 2012, and the account has amassed 323,000 followers. The account identified Peter Cvjetanovic , a 20-year-old University of Nevada, Reno student, as one of the participants in the rally, which culminated in the death of a woman after a man drove a auto into a crowd of counter-protesters. [Full Article...]


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