ONLY hours after President Donald Trump threatened to meet North Korean hostility with "fire and fury", Pyongyang has responded it is considering a missile strike on the United States territory of Guam. North Korea is "now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with the medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12", a spokesperson for the North Korean military said in a statement published by the state news agency KCNA.
A top Canadian official arrived in North Korea on Tuesday (8 August) seeking to get a jailed pastor released, following fears he might suffer the same fate as American student Otto Warmbier. Hyeon Soo Lim. Now in his 60s, Lim's health is worsening according to a Canadian delegation who visited him previous year and letters to his friends say he is suffering from high blood pressure and stomach pains.
China's foreign minister said over the weekend that talks for a long-sought code of conduct in the South China Sea , first mooted in 2002, may finally start this year if "outside parties" don't cause a major disruption. But China, which claims virtually the entire South China Sea , is unlikely to allow the negotiations to move in that direction. Just over a year ago , Manila was celebrating an unprecedented global ruling in its favour against China in the disputed South China Sea .
Continuing his tirade against the media outlets, U.S. PresidentDonald Trump said that the "fake news media" ignored the latest unanimous vote by the United Nations Security Council ( UNSC ) in favour of sanctions on North Korea . "As I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before". Trump ramped up the rhetoric against North Korea Tuesday after multiple reports of military escalation from the rogue regime.
One of the senior-most judges in the Supreme Court, he will replace Khehar after he retires from office on August 27. Dipak Misra was first enrolled as an advocate in Orrisa High Court in 1977 where he served in the services tribunal. While he prepares to take on the new position, a writ petition was on Tuesday filed by Punjab MP Harinder Singh Khalsa in the Delhi HC, challenging justice Misra's appointment as the chief justice of India.
New Delhi , however, did not buy the argument and pointed it out that while the status of Sikkim as an integral part of India had been settled, India-China boundary in Sikkim Sector still remained unsettled and a matter of negotiation between the Special Representatives of the two nations, sources told the DH.
Earlier in the day, the spokesman of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) of North Korea was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying the military was examining an operational plan for an enveloping missile strike at areas around Guam with its intermediate-range ballistic missiles, called Hwasong-12.
In a not-so-veiled barb at RSS-BJP on the anniversary of the Quit India movement, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said the people in government were political heirs to organisations that had opposed the iconic movement and collaborated with the British.
Refusing any political support and to keep morcha completely non-political, the Marathas allegedly stopped Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar who had reached Azad Maidan to support the Maratha Morcha. Ratnakar Sawant one of the supporters said, "We don't want to cause any inconvenience to anyone and so all the volunteers have been posted at various locations along the morcha who will see to it that the morcha is conducted in a disciplined manner".
On Sunday, Beijing scored a coup when ASEAN ministers issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks during a security forum which the bloc is hosting in Manila . Meanwhile on Monday, Australia, Japan and the United States urged Southeast Asia and China to ensure that a South China Sea code of conduct that they have committed to draw up will be legally binding and said they strongly opposed "coercive unilateral actions".
The governor of Guam said later on Wednesday morning there was no change to the threat level. "Is this really going to happen?" said Cecil Chugrad, a bus driver for a tour bus company in Guam when asked by an Australian publication. In response, Trump threatened the communist country "with fire and fury". In the case of North Korea, the closest bombers are in Guam . U.S. stock futures slipped while U.S.
American news network NBC reported the USA plan to conduct airstrikes against militants in the Philippines. "Even while the two-stage military plot, especially the first stage, needs further verification, the plot must be immediately exposed in order to discourage its implementation", NDFP said.
President Donald Trump has increasingly focused on North Korea , and the U.S. succeeded last week in bringing together all 15 members of the UN Security Council to impose tough sanctions on Pyongyang. The statement came early Wednesday North Korea time, hours after a USA intelligence analysis determined North Korea has made a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile.
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As with Desert Storm, it would take weeks to get needed US Army tanks and ground troops from the bases in the US to ports in southern South Korea and even longer to get them north to where they'd be in a fight with North Korea , said Hertling, who participated in those kinds of simulations on the Korean Peninsula.
The Supreme Court has used similar reasoning in the past to jail mayors of protest-convulsed municipalities. Nicolas Maduro has come under cyberattack after online hackers declared war on him. Only a few dozen demonstrators heeded the opposition's call to set up traffic-snarling roadblocks in Caracas on Tuesday to show opposition to the new assembly, underlining the fear and resignation that has weakened turnout for street protests that once drew hundreds of thousands.
Both of the seriously-injured soldiers have been taken to hospital, but authorities said their conditions are not life-threatening. The auto sped off after hitting six members of Opération Sentinelle, part of France's ongoing state of emergency introduced after the November 2015 terrorist attacks.
Recently acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets were reportedly used in the strike. A spokesman for the Hof Ashkelon regional council said that sirens were also sounded in the nearby towns of Zikim and Carmia. Israel will allow Palestinian business executives from Jerusalem to visit the Gaza Strip for the first time in years, a defence ministry body said Tuesday.
Height is now calling for Congress to simply "punt" the debt ceiling debate by enacting some form of stop-gap measure prior to the September 29 deadline. This has handcuffed Republican leadership at key moments, and could do so again during a push to rewrite the tax code. Short acknowledged, however, that Republicans "will choose the path that they want".
The film grossed a paltry Rs 15 crore on the day it was released and went on to add another Rs 29 crore to its kitty over the weekend that followed. With the current trend, it seems that the movie will find it hard to even cross 80 crores at the domestic box office. Imtiaz Ali directorial Jab Harry Met Sejal was expected to give the box office a boost as none of the films in 2017 have shown an unexpected business so far.