The Note: Trump has beleaguered Attorney
Washington PostThe Note: Trump has beleaguered Attorney General Sessions in his sightsABC NewsIs Jeff Sessions in danger of losing his job? The president is continuing his public attacks against Sessions, tweeting this morning: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC ...'A VERY weak position': Trump continues his attack on Attorney General Jeff SessionsBusiness InsiderTrump assails Sessions for 'very weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes'PoliticoTrump calls Jeff Sessions 'VERY weak' on Clinton crimesWashington ExaminerThe Weekly Standard -New York Daily News -Miami Herald -Bloombergall 481 news articles »
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 3:57 am
Charlie Gard's hospital accuses US doctor of
CNNCharlie Gard's hospital accuses US doctor of offering false hopeCNNLondon (CNN) London's Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), which is treating the terminally ill child Charlie Gard, has accused the US doctor who offered to treat him of bringing false hope to the baby's parents. In a statement the hospital also ...Charlie Gard: 'Last precious moments' for parents with their sonBBC NewsIs British or American view of Charlie Gard tragedy more Catholic?Crux: Covering all things CatholicThe sad story of Charlie Gard shows there's no limit to right-wing political vampirismSalonThe Week Magazine -The Guardian -American Thinker -Washington Examinerall 704 news articles »
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 3:49 am
China backs joint energy development with
ReutersChina backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed seaReutersMANILA (Reuters) - China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides. Wang Yi, on a ...China Fires Back at US Accusations Over Aerial EncounterU.S. News & World ReportThe South China Sea's untapped oil and natural gas are back in focusQuartzChina Wants US To Stop Surveillance Flights, America Says Chinese Intercept of Jet Is 'Unsafe'NewsweekNew York Daily News -NDTV -The Japan Times -Inquirer.netall 239 news articles »
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 2:37 am
As India and China face off in the
CNBCAs India and China face off in the mountains, a new confrontation is growing in the oceanCNBCThe rivalry between India and China is heating up as the heavyweight economies face territorial tensions on both land and sea. A fierce border stand-off in Bhutan's Doklam region — triggered by a Chinese road construction project in a disputed area ...Are China-India trade ties turning sour amid border standoff?South China Morning PostChina Claims India Admits To Crossing Into Its TerritoryNDTVChinese media now trains gun on NSA Ajit Doval, calls him 'main schemer'Economic TimesThe Indian Express -India Today -Washington Post -Asia Timesall 269 news articles »
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 2:18 am
Why is China reinforcing its border with
WJXT JacksonvilleWhy is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?WJXT Jacksonville(CNN) - China is further fortifying its border with North Korea, new reports show, amid continued tensions on the peninsula and concerns over potential US military action against Pyongyang. The North Korean-Chinese border stretches 880 miles (1,415 ...North Korea Threatens to Strike US With 'Powerful Nuclear Hammer'NewsweekDozens of American faculty members at North Korea university face diplomatic limboABC NewsThe Korean Games of ThronesNational ReviewStars and Stripes -Daily Mail -Express.co.uk -The Japan Timesall 151 news articles »
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 12:57 am
How many nukes are in the world and what
Tensions over nuclear weapons have been raised further after North Korea claimed to have successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. This latest move comes amid increasing concern over North Korea's military capabilities, with the new US administration upping its rhetoric in response. While the Pyongyang regime increases the frequency with which it is conducting missile tests, Donald Trump's defence secretary Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis has warned North Korea of an "effective and overwhelming" response if Pyongyang used nuclear weapons. Elsewhere, rhetoric hints at a return of the expansion of nuclear arsenals across the world. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of defence chiefs that strengthening nuclear capability should be a key objective for 2017. Donald Trump then took to Twitter to respond, vowing to do the same. The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 Such rhetoric has led to concerns about the world's nuclear capacity and the unpredictability of those in charge of the warheads. It seems the world is a long way from "coming to its senses" - with millions of kilotons already in military service around the world. Between them, the world's nuclear-armed states have around 15,000 warheads - the majority of which belong to the US and Russia. It is estimated that just under 10,000 of these are in military service, with the rest awaiting dismantlement, according to the Arms Control Association. Putin says Russia should strengthen its nuclear arsenal 00:51 Which countries have nuclear weapons? There are five nuclear-weapon states in the world: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. These are officially recognised as possessing such weapons by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty acknowledges and legitimises their arsenals, but they are not supposed to build or maintain them forever. Indeed, they have committed to eliminate them. There are also four other countries that have nuclear weapons: Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea. These countries didn't sign the Treaty, and together possess an estimated 340 nuclear weapons. But it's Russia and the US that have by far the most in the world - dominating all other countries by collectively sharing 88 per cent of the world's arsenal of stockpiled nukes. This figure increases to 93 per cent when we consider retired nukes. How the world's 15,000 nukes are divided How deadly could these nuclear weapons be? The world's current collection of 14,900 nuclear weapons possesses enough power to kill millions of people and flatten dozens of cities. According to Telegraph research, it is estimated that the US and Russian arsenals combined have power equating to 6,600 megatons. This is a tenth of the total solar energy received by Earth every minute. According to the NukeMap website, the dropping of the B-83, the largest bomb in the current US arsenal, would kill 1.4m people in the first 24 hours. A further 3.7m people would be injured, as the thermal radiation radius reached 13.km. Likewise, the "Tsar Bomba" is the largest USSR bomb tested. If this bomb was dropped on New York, it is estimated that it could kill 7.6m people and injure 4.2m more. The nuclear fallout could reach an approximate area of 7,880km on a 15mph wind, impacting millions more people. Both America and Russia's arsenals are regulated by several treaties that place limits on the numbers and kinds of warheads and delivery systems they have. If either country were to expand their nuclear capacity even further, as Trump and Putin have hinted at, it could shatter these agreements and plunge the world into a new Cold War. North Korean missile ranges Our figures on nuclear weapons, based on statistics from the Arms Control Association, are mainly estimates because of the secretive nature with which most governments treat information about their arsenals.
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 2:47 am
Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close enough to the U.S. EP-3 plane on Sunday to cause the American aircraft to change direction. The Pentagon said the encounter between the aircraft was unsafe, but added that the vast majority of interactions were safe.
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 2:15 am
Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities said Monday killed her younger sister in California.
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 9:40 pm
Alphabet profit hit by EU fine on Google
Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion, in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported that revenue grew to $26 billion in the recently ended quarter, and that profit would have tallied nearly $6.3 billion if it were not for the fine levied on search engine Google by the European Commission.
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 7:58 pm
A Former Canadian Sect Leader Has Been Found
Blackmore and Oler are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 6:44 pm