Wednesday, July 20, 2016

News For You

  • Theresa May says she is prepared to authorise a nuclear strike that could kill 100,000

    Theresa May has said she is personally prepared to give the green light to a nuclear strike that would kill 100,000 men, women and children. The British prime minister made the resounding declaration during a Commons debate on the renewal of the UK's nuclear deterrent ahead of a vote expected to take place later this evening (18 July). During the session, Scottish National Party (SNP) MP George Kerevan asked the former home secretary: "Can we cut to the chase?
    International Business Times UK q
  • Medicare Supplement Plans For Those Aged 65 And Up

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  • U.N. calls on North Korea to confirm status of missing flight attendant

    The United Nations Human Rights Council is calling on Pyongyang for an explanation of the whereabouts of 14 South Korean nationals, including a flight attendant who was allegedly abducted in 1969. The incident known as the hijacking of Korean Air Lines YS-11 occurred on Dec. 11, 1969, and involved the seizure of a plane flying a domestic route from Gangneung, a city on the eastern coast of South Korea, and Seoul. Most of the people onboard were released but at least 11 were taken to North Korea. The Council's Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances recently issued the report, and called on North Korea to confirm the whereabouts of those abducted to the North, Voice of America reported.
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  • In Europe and Russia there’s talk of war

    Recently, I grabbed a taxi in Moscow. At the office, I ask a Russian employee about the mood in his working class Moscow neighborhood. The question, as any Russia-watcher knows, translates into: Would Russia invade and occupy this NATO member-nation, dispatching its tanks and troops across the bridge that separates Narva from the Russian city of Ivangorod, or, could it employ the tactics of hybrid war that it used in Ukraine?
    Newsweek q
  • Kansas City Police Captain Shot Dead on Duty

    A manhunt for suspects is underway
  • PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here’s Why

    Scan your computer for free and save money instead of buying a new computer. Three easy steps will ensure that your computer runs like new
  • White House Counteracts Online Petition Categorizing Black Lives Matter A “Terrorist” Group

    "We The People" racked in more than 100,000 signatures, leaving the White House no choice but to hear them out and respond to their complaint.
  • Air Force lieutenant from Miami dead at 25, part of anti-ISIS team

    A young Air Force lieutenant from Miami died Monday in Southwest Asia. First Lt. Anais A. Tobar, 25, was found dead in her room, according to a U.S. Air Force spokesperson. Authorites are still investigating the circumstances of her death. According to the Department of Defense, she was in Southwest Asia supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led operation against the Islamic State. She was assigned to the Fourth Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. She was deployed in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, when she died. Longtime family friend Mercy McGee told the Miami Herald that six Air Force airmen notified Tobar’s family on Monday.
    Miami Herald q
  • North Korea denounces U.S. ambassador for F-16 flight

    SEOUL, July 19 (UPI) -- North Korea denounced the U.S. ambassador to Seoul for flying over South Korean airspace in an F-16 fighter jet. Ambassador Mark Lippert had flown on the U.S. aircraft last week and is said to have asked for joint defense readiness, local news network KBS reported. But on Tuesday a North Korean foreign ministry spokesman condemned the flight as an "evil, vicious" act, according to Yonhap. "At this point when the heavy black clouds of nuclear war have gathered over the Korean peninsula it is a very significant development in U.S. North Korea policy that the U.S. ambassador in South Korea took a flight on a fighter jet," the spokesman said in an interview with state-controlled
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  • X-47B heads to sea on carrier duty

    Unmanned aircraft spreads its wings in a catapult launch from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
  • Germany Must Not Make The Same Mistake As France

    The attack in Nice was a horrific tragedy, leaving behind innocent casualties and many injured. It is unfathomable. And we can't even imagine what consequences this will have for Europe and for Germany.We have to stop asking for increasingly tighter security measures. They don't help. They can't stop a man from jumping into a truck and running...
    The Huffington Post q

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