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Trump Administration Tells of Plans to Sell F-16s to Taiwan

Trump Administration Tells of Plans to Sell F-16s to Taiwan Cruz said he would work his colleagues to ensure the sale proceeds smoothly. -China tensions, saying, "China never likes USA arms sales to Taiwan". Meanwhile, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement Friday that Taiwan's government is "cautiously optimistic" over the planned purchase, citing four previous arms sales by Washington to Taipei, which it described as signs of... [Full Article...]

Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan Officials on August 16 said Trump was meeting with his top advisers to review negotiations with the extremist group about a possible US troop pullout from war-ravaged Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement in the almost 18-year conflict. [Full Article...]

Leaked Docs: UK Faces Vast Shortages in No-Deal Brexit

Leaked Docs: UK Faces Vast Shortages in No-Deal Brexit Britain would face gridlock at ports, shortages of medicine, fuel and food and a hard border with Ireland if it leaves the European Union with no deal, according to a leaked government document. European leaders have repeatedly rejected reopening an accord agreed by May past year but then rejected by British lawmakers on three occasions, despite Johnson's threats that the country will leave then... [Full Article...]

Tlaib urges boycott of Bill Maher after he slams BDS movement

Tlaib urges boycott of Bill Maher after he slams BDS movement Following Israel's decision , Tlaib wrote to the Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, making a humanitarian request claiming that it could be her final opportunity to see her 90-year-old grandmother. For Ashraf Samara, the head of the village council, Israel's action toward the congresswoman is a window into the lived experience of the military occupation of the West Bank. [Full Article...]

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Cancelled Israel Trip Sparks Questions On Diplomacy, Bigotry

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Cancelled Israel Trip Sparks Questions On Diplomacy, Bigotry Israeli officials later made a decision to allow Tlaib to enter for humanitarian purposes to see her grandmother , but the congresswoman said she would not travel there because of its "racist treatment" of her. Ms Tlaib, who was born in the U.S. city of Detroit is also the first Palestinian-American congresswoman. The two are members of the Democratic Party and have expressed support for th... [Full Article...]

At least 63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast

At least 63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast Worldwide reports say that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, after the SITE Intelligence Group, a group that monitors terrorist group activities discovered that a fighter detonated an explosive vest. Upon hearing the blast , he had rushed back inside the wedding hall to look for family members. Months of U.S. -Taliban negotiations are nearing an agreement under which the U.S. [Full Article...]

Arrests as right and left-wing groups clash with police in Portland

Arrests as right and left-wing groups clash with police in Portland At the peak of the demonstrations there were an estimated 1,200 protesters on the streets of the downtown district, said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said people who commit violence or espouse hate are not welcome in the city and massive police presence will be on hand. [Full Article...]

United States issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker Grace 1

United States issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 The oil tanker, Grace 1 , with more than 2 million barrels of oil aboard and $995,000 are subject to forfeiture based on a complaint by the U.S. Government. The detention of the tanker saw Iran later seize the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero , which remains held by Iran. The whereabouts of the crew, none of whom are Iranian, were not immediately known. [Full Article...]

Gibraltar rejects United States demand to detain Iranian oil tanker

Gibraltar rejects United States demand to detain Iranian oil tanker On Sunday, a video published by the Reuters news agency showed the ship displaying a new name, having changed it from Grace 1 to Adrian Darya-1. The Grace 1's detention ended last week, but on Friday a federal court in Washington issued a warrant for the seizure of the tanker, the oil it carries and almost $1 million. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong airport protesters retreat, but city in turmoil

Hong Kong airport protesters retreat, but city in turmoil Some protesters held signs apologising to passengers for the inconvenience caused by their demonstrations. Check-in counters reopened to queues of hundreds of tired travellers who had waited overnight for their flights. One of them was arrested and charged for rioting in Sheung Wan on July 28. On Tuesday evening, some violent protesters besieged and assaulted a traveler and a reporter at the ... [Full Article...]

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible today

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible today No changes are expected Sunday with just a few more showers or storms possible. Chances for showers and storms will continue into next week. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. It starts today , which will be sunny and hot with a high of 93 and a heat index value of around 100. Highs in the upper 80s. Given the fact that morning storms have moved through Chicago, northern Illinois' chance ... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong tense as thousands of teachers rally in rain

Hong Kong tense as thousands of teachers rally in rain Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the worldwide finance hub into crisis, with communist-ruled mainland China taking an increasingly hardline tone, including labellng the more violent protester actions "terrorist-like". Both a march on the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbour and a counter-rally backing the government were planned for later Saturday. Huge crowds gathered in the heart of the ci... [Full Article...]

‘No First Use’ nuclear policy depends on circumstances: Rajnath Singh

‘No First Use’ nuclear policy depends on circumstances: Rajnath Singh What happens in future depends on the circumstances", Rajnath Singh said in a tweet . "The substance and timing of the Indian Defence Minister's statement is highly unfortunate and reflective of India's irresponsible and belligerent behaviour". [Full Article...]

North Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South

North Korea fires more projectiles, rules out talks with South North Korea has reportedly launched two projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, Yonhap reported, citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. US allies are "quite concerned about it", Bolton said in an interview with the Voice of America . Mr Trump has also made it public in tweets that he too wants to pressure Seoul to pay more to host United States troops, and described the curren... [Full Article...]

Israel grants US Congresswoman entry to country a day after ban

Israel grants US Congresswoman entry to country a day after ban Far be it from me to suggest, as Deri has, that Tlaib cares more about this political spectacle than her own grandmother, but whatever the case, Israel opened the door, and Tlaib refused to walk through it. USA congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has been critical of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians. But even before this whole grandmother story came to fruition, Rep. [Full Article...]

Most people don't want a no-deal Brexit, poll reveals

Most people don't want a no-deal Brexit, poll reveals In a letter to other opposition leaders and leading rebel Conservatives, Corbyn said his plan "can halt the serious threat of no deal, end the uncertainty and disarray, and allow the public to decide the best way ahead". Referring to Mr Johnson's Brexit plans, West Bromwich East MP Mr Watson said: "To stop him, everyone who cares about democracy, our country and our future must work together, bec... [Full Article...]

Cathay Pacific CEO and CCCO stand down after Hong Kong protests fallout

Cathay Pacific CEO and CCCO stand down after Hong Kong protests fallout This week protesters effectively closed the city's airport on two successive days, disrupting tens of thousands of travellers and posing a practical problem to any company considering launching a deal road show in Hong Kong . Tang was previously the head of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO), which is owned by Swire Pacific Ltd, as is Cathay. After the rallies, protesters had occu... [Full Article...]

Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers say they're planning their own investigation into his death

Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers say they're planning their own investigation into his death The statement released by Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson, which specified that Epstein hanged himself, confirms her office's preliminary findings last weekend. Attorney-General William Barr said officials have uncovered "serious irregularities" at the jail , which has housed other high-profile detainees such as Mexican drug baron El Chapo and fraudster Bernie Madoff. [Full Article...]

OH gunman's parents apologize for 'insensitive' obituary ignoring attack

OH gunman's parents apologize for 'insensitive' obituary ignoring attack Armed with a.223-caliber high-capacity rifle, Betts opened fire on August 4 in the popular OR district, killing nine people, including his sister, and wounding 17 others. A detention hearing was held Wednesday for Ethan Kollie after an agreement could not be reached for his release. A Montgomery County coroner also announced his preliminary findings into the Dayton mass shooting on Thursday. [Full Article...]

In U-turn, Israel says barred US Dem can visit, she rejects offer

In U-turn, Israel says barred US Dem can visit, she rejects offer Israel scrapped the visit shortly after Trump weighed in via Twitter to say it would be showing "great weakness" if the Jewish state allowed the lawmakers in, leading to suspicion that Netanyahu acted only after receiving ally Trump's imprimatur. [Full Article...]


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