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US-South Korea Move Ahead With Missile Shield, China Seethes

Posted on 18 August 2017

The South Korea and U.S. alliance is moving ahead with deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, a Department of Defense spokesperson has confirmed.“Everything is progressing,” said Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, a defense department spokesperson.“We’ve got the intercept capability right now,” he said, alluding to two batteries of shield ...

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Van Mows Down Crowd in Barcelona, at Least 12 Reported Dead, ISIS Claims Responsibility

Posted on 18 August 2017

BARCELONA—A van mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona‘s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing about a dozen people in an attack that was claimed by the ISIS terrorist group.The head of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said at least 80 people had been taken to hospital and around 12 had died.He said two people had been arrested. It was still not clear how many ...

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Court ‘big mouth’ butt-dials reporter, admits he barely shows up for $166K job

Posted on 17 August 2017

A longtime spokesman for the state court system accidentally butt-dialed a Post reporter — yukking it up about how “I barely show up to work” while pocketing a $166,000-plus salary and boosting his taxpayer-funded pension.After speaking by cellphone with the reporter about a planned exposé on his cushy schedule, David Bookstaver butt-dialed back, and unwittingly left a four-minute voicemail ...

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After North Korea Backs Off Threats, Trump Says It Made Right Decision

Posted on 17 August 2017

The leader of the North Korean communist regime, Kim Jong-Un, backed down from his missile threat against Guam on Aug. 15.President Donald Trump responded the following day, stating on Twitter, “Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!”Read more...
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Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

Posted on 12 August 2017

CERRO PABELLÓN, Chile — It looks and functions much like an oil drilling rig. As it happens, several of the men in thick blue overalls and white helmets who operate the hulking machine once made a living pumping crude.But now they are surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes, laboring to breathe up here at 14,760 feet above sea level as they draw steam from the earth at South America’s fi ...

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‘We’ve Had Enough’: Conservatives Relish the ‘Fury’ in Trump’s Talk

Posted on 12 August 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. — “Fire and fury”? Eugene Yu could not have said it better himself.Mr. Yu, 62, who emigrated here from South Korea, is an American citizen, a United States Army veteran and a staunch supporter of President Trump. Like many conservatives in and around this midsize Southern city – home to the Masters golf tournament and an important National Security Agency cryptology cente ...

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Mattis Warns North Korea to Stop Actions That Would ‘Lead to End of Regime’

Posted on 10 August 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday told North Korea it must stop any action that would “lead to the end of its regime” and “stand down” in its pursuit of nuclear weapons.These are some of strongest comments Mattis has made on North Korea. In the past he has said that the United States can respond to North Korea, but any military solution would ...

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When the U.S. Last Faced an Emerging Nuclear Threat in East Asia

Posted on 10 August 2017

HONG KONG — An isolated, authoritarian state in Asia races closer to becoming a nuclear power. An American president contemplates how to stop it. Rhetoric escalates on both sides, and the risk of a deadly conflict looms large. Guam makes a rare appearance in the headlines.That is the state of the North Korea standoff today. It has tested ICBMs that could reach the United States, a ...

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What to Say When People Ask Why You Aren’t Having Children

Posted on 08 August 2017

Nothing could have prepared me for the invasiveness I face about my fertility plans as a married woman in my late 30s.What was once an occasional topic of conversation five years ago when I first dated Mike, now my husband, has become a full-blown speculative crisis since we tied the knot in April.I understand the concern. In our youth, many of us were taught, “First comes love, then comes marri ...

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Twitter blames J.Law for Chris Pratt split

Posted on 08 August 2017

After Chris Pratt’s stunning split from wife Anna Farisafter eight years of marriage, fans are searching for an explanation — and some are pointing fingers at Jennifer Lawrence.Both Pratt and Lawrence have strongly denied any romantic relationship, but that didn’t stop fans on Twitter from attempting to blame the “Hunger Games” star Monday.After unsubstantiated rumors surf ...