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Esteri Led coalition strikes killed at least 27 civilians in Raqqa, monitor says
Author: 0 Led coalition strikes killed at least 27 civilians in Raqqa, monitor says

Syrian state media and opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa have killed dozens of civilians. "There are buildings full of civilians who are trying to get away from the front lines". In early June, the USA -led coalition launched a military campaign aimed at retaking Raqqah, the capital of Daesh's self-proclaimed "caliphate". Civilians trapped in Ar Raqqa risk being killed by ISIL snipers or mines if they try to flee, or being used as human ...

Esteri German Police Seize 5000 'Trump-Shaped' Ecstasy Tablets
Author: 0 German Police Seize 5000 'Trump-Shaped' Ecstasy Tablets

Osnabrück Police in the northwest German state of Lower Saxony wrote in a Facebook post that they stopped a Peugeot 307 hatchback on Saturday for having questionable license plates. The drugs found shaped like the billionaire's famous visage are said to be worth around €39,000 (£35,700) and the pills even have the word Trump printed on them, just in case you don't know who the image represents.

Esteri Doklam standoff: Hopeful that China will initiate dialogue soon, says Rajnath Singh
Author: 0 Doklam standoff: Hopeful that China will initiate dialogue soon, says Rajnath Singh

On August 15, when Indian troops tried to stop the Chinese from entering the Indian side of the boundary, the Chinese started pelting stones, Indian officials said. Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region. China has been ramping up rhetoric against India over the last few weeks demanding immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from Doklam.

Esteri United States and South Korean troops start drills amid North Korea standoff
Author: 0 United States and South Korean troops start drills amid North Korea standoff

The manoeuvres come following a war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump , who has threatened to unleash " fire and fury " if America and its allies are threatened. It tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile during the drills in August previous year, following it up with a nuclear test, its fifth, the next month.

Esteri North Korea warns it won't negotiate nukes if USA is hostile
Author: 0 North Korea warns it won't negotiate nukes if USA is hostile

After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiraling back upwards, analysts say. But others think the North might use the drills as an excuse to conduct another ICBM test or maybe even act on its threat to lob missiles into the waters near Guam.

Esteri US Embassy in Russia suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas
Author: 0 US Embassy in Russia suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas

In Moscow this procedure will be resumed on September 1, the USA embassy has announced, APA reported citing TASS. Operations in Moscow would resume in September, but consular services for Russians in St. The American Embassy's announcement will probably mean delays for the hundreds of thousands of Russians who apply for nonimmigrant visas to the United States each year.

Esteri There will be no war on Korean peninsula: South Korean Prez
Author: 0 There will be no war on Korean peninsula: South Korean Prez

For what is viewed as a routine annual joint military exercise by the United States and South Korea is viewed as anything but routine (or defensive) by North Korea . Security Council resolutions and ignored all calls , including from lone major ally China , to stop. According to a recent CBS News poll , almost 60 percent of Americans are "uneasy" about Trump's ability to deal reasonably with North Korea , and the same percentage believes that the US should not be threatening ...

Esteri Call to end Duterte's bloody war on drugs after slaying of teenager
Author: 0 Call to end Duterte's bloody war on drugs after slaying of teenager

Kim, who has been the ambassador to the Philippines since late previous year, had sought to fix bilateral relations and refrained from criticising the drug war. We must face and act upon together, as one people. He made the appeal after authorities went on the offensive to defend the police action, saying there was information indicating the boy was a drug courier and addict.

Esteri Venezuela's National Youth Orchestra visit to Ravinia cancelled
Author: 0 Venezuela's National Youth Orchestra visit to Ravinia cancelled

The star conductor said the cancellation of the U.S. tour was heartbreaking. The cancellation from Caracas comes in the wake of Dudamel's public criticism of socialist President Nicolas Maduro in recent months as the political crisis in his home country heated up.

Esteri US, South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tensions
Author: 0 US, South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tensions

This year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian comes in the wake of North Korea's recent ballistic missile flight tests and news reports of that country's purported ability to fit a nuclear warhead onto its missiles. China and Russian Federation have also called for the suspension of the joint military drills along with a freeze on North Korean missile and nuclear tests.

Esteri US, South Korea begin annual war games amid North Korea's dire warnings
Author: 0 US, South Korea begin annual war games amid North Korea's dire warnings

In a recent editorial for North Korea's newspaper, Rodong Sinmun , North Korea criticized the annual South Korea , United States and partner allies' military exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which begins today. "If North Korea carries out a sixth nuclear weapons test, China will likely cut oil supplies to North Korea". This threat follows comments made by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemning the North's weapons development, saying in a statement to ABC, "North Korea ...

Esteri North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea military drills
Author: 0 North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea military drills

Pyongyang's state media on Sunday called this year's drills a "reckless" move that could trigger the "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war". Moon told a cabinet meeting that the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) is an annually-held joint military exercise that is defensive in nature, saying South Korea has no intention to escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula, Xinhua reported .

Author: 0 Pyongyang slams South Korea President Moon Jae-in for his North policy

But even when-not if-North Korea has the ability to strike the United States, that does not mean it will use that capability against us. Ambassador Kim repeated to the secretary-general the decision by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold off on launching missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam.

Esteri China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills
Author: 0 China urges halt to US-S.Korea military drills

Admiral Harry Harris was in South Korea to observe annual joint military drills with the South Korean military, which the North called a step toward nuclear conflict masterminded by the USA and South Korean "war maniacs". The Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on August 5 that could slash its US$3 billion annual export revenue by a third.

Esteri Nth Korea threatens Australia over war games
Author: 0 Nth Korea threatens Australia over war games

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said North Korea must not use the drills as a pretext to launch fresh provocation. State media reported that leader Kim Jong Un would assess the US' next move before giving launch orders. "The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won't evolve into actual fighting", the editorial read, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

Author: 0 North Korea warns USA can't dodge its merciless strike

We are all probably across the fact that there has been an escalating fight happening between Donald Trump and North Korea , with threats flying willy nilly. North Korea then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam - a plan that leader Kim Jong-un last week delayed, but warned could go ahead depending on Washington's next move.

Esteri North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises
Author: 0 North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises

Amid fears of a possible provocation by Pyongyang in response to the exercise, which will run until the end of August, South Korean President Moon Jae-in insisted the North should not be seeking "a pretext for aggravating the situation". The exercise is a computerized command-and-control simulation, said a spokeswoman for US Forces in Korea. Russian Federation has also asked for the drills to stop but the US has not backed down.

Esteri North Korea warns of merciless strikes
Author: 0 North Korea warns of merciless strikes

The messages come after Pyongyang just last week said it had finalized plans to fire four missiles toward the US territory of Guam , though North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ultimately made a decision to hold off to "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees", - a statement seen as backing down on the threat, possibly under pressure from China.

Esteri China urges halt to US-S Korea military drills
Author: 0 China urges halt to US-S Korea military drills

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise will conclude on August 31. North Korea's military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet the start of annual US-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal.

Esteri British troops join USA in Korean war games
Author: 0 British troops join USA in Korean war games

In turn, Mr Kim has threatened to fire missiles towards the United States territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. It's not the first time Australia has joined in the exercises, which are largely computer simulated war games that include drills to hone response measures, nor the first time North Korea has threatened those involved.

Esteri North Korea Sees Planned US-South Korea Wargames as 'Catastrophe'
Author: 0 North Korea Sees Planned US-South Korea Wargames as 'Catastrophe'

They will stay for a few days and watch the exercises in a rare show of determination by such senior brass. Both US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis said last week that the US was keeping military options on the table in dealing with North Korea.