Aug 23 2017
The US defense secretary, James Mattis, said on Sunday the reduced troop numbers were "by design to achieve the exercise objectives", denying suggestions Washington had sent fewer soldiers to ease tensions with Pyongyang.
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command Harry Harris and Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command John Hyten are both in South Korea, the first time such high-level military leaders are on the peninsula during the exercises.
The ongoing UFG simulation exercise is the first South Korea-U.S. war game since two mobile launchers and other THAAD elements were transported in April to a former golf course in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang province.
"Treasury will continue to increase pressure on North Korea by targeting those who support the advancement of nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and isolating them from the American financial system", Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said in a statement.
North Korea's envoy to U.N. disarmament talks says "military threats and pressure" from the United States are only serving to drive his country to further develop a nuclear deterrence.
The tense rhetoric has died down somewhat since last Tuesday, when North Korea's state-run news outlet KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would opt to wait and see what the "foolish Yankees" do next after being briefed by his military advisers on plan to fire missiles off the coast of Guam.
"No one can vouch that these huge forces concentrated in South Korea will not go over to an actual war action now that the military tensions have reached an extreme pitch in the Korean Peninsula", the statement said.
Newspaper: Agreement reached with generals on Afghanistan, claims Trump
The U.S. still has almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan as military advisers and to conduct counter-terrorism operations. He said the deliberations, including talks at the Camp David presidential retreat on Friday , were done properly.
Dragon Ball Fighters From Arc System Works Leaked
Four new fighters and an original story have been confirmed for next year's Dragon Ball FighterZ by Arc System Works. Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to launch in early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Japan's economy records the sixth consecutive quarter of growth
Exports fell 0.5% quarter-on-quarter for the first contraction in four quarters, while imports climbed 1.4%, the office said. Robust domestic demand and capital spending offset a decline in exports, with private consumption grew at 0.9 percent.
"The U.S. will be wholly held accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by such reckless aggressive war maneuvers, as it chose a military confrontation with the DPRK", the statement read. "Such huddle is increasing the gravity of the situation".
"North Korea must understand its repeated provocations are what is forcing South Korea and the USA to conduct the joint defensive drills, which in turn keeps the vicious cycle going", the president told a cabinet meeting.
"We call on all countries to redouble their efforts, including through implementation of agreed UN Security Council resolutions, to bring North Korea to its senses and end its reckless and unsafe threats to the peace of our region and the world".
"North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes pose grave threats to the entire world", Wood told the Geneva forum.
No field training is involved in the drills, in which alliance officers sit at computers to practice how they engage in battles and hone decision-making capabilities. The allies have said the drills are defensive in nature.
Aug 22 2017
AIADMK factions merge, Panneerselvam sworn in as Dy CM, made Party Coordinator
AIADMK laws now do not permit the removal of a general secretary by a resolution passed by a committee or group of office bearers. Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Palaniswami has left for Tiruvarur in Thanjavur district to take part in the MGR centenary function.
Aug 21 2017
Kohli hopes to keep Dhawan in his 'happy zone'
Innings after innings, match after match, Dhawan is blasting Lankan bowlers all around the park and scoring big runs for his team. He also said that Sri Lanka is likely to go with two frontline seamers with Mathews and Perera to support.
Aug 21 2017
Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Pre-Orders and the gamescom Trailers!
Microsoft will publish PUBG on Xbox One , bringing it to the console later this year in the Game Preview program. The Minecraft Creeper controller will be available to buy separately, too, alongside a Minecraft Pig controller .
Aug 21 2017
Reports say shell hits Syrian fair
In a statement on Sunday, he said Egypt's participation in the event will give momentum to the Egyptian-Syrian economic ties. Assad said that hardly a week passes without an attack in the West, referring to assaults carried out by IS supporters.
Aug 21 2017
Powerball jackpot climbs to $650 million after no victor again
Early Sunday morning, it was reported that no one had struck the jackpot and that the new estimated jackpot was $650 million. Because it is easy to purchase Powerball tickets , it's also easy to develop a gambling addiction when playing the lottery.
Aug 21 2017
Slapstick comic Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91
The reunion of Martin and Lewis made global headlines, but Martin downplayed it to his daughter, Deanna, telling her "it was OK". The comedian is said to have started his career in his teens, in movies, television, stage, and radio.
Aug 20 2017
Utkal Express rail mishap: Odisha CM, Rail Minister announce ex-gratia
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF), comprising 45 personnel each, were also mobilized for the goal . Anil Saxena, spokesperson of Indian Railways told ANI, "There is no authentic information on the casualties right now.
Aug 19 2017
Donald Trump doesn't need more enemies - especially in his own party
President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at a fellow Republican, calling Sen. The president on Thursday also rapped Arizona Sen.
Aug 18 2017
Elvis Presley: 40 years dead, 2.8 billion plays on YouTube
A happier take came from a woman who recalled seeing one of Presley's local performances: "He was so good, so insane and alive". The auction has been organised for charity which enables sellers to list items to benefit non-profit organisations.
Aug 16 2017
Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak
He sends a raven to the Citadel where the archmaesters are more than a little skeptical of his tales of the walking dead. Now you must know, beyond this, you'll be reading spoilers so if you don't want to know, might as well skip the story.
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