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Lebanese Army, Hezbollah Announce Offensives Against ISIS on Syrian Border

Posted on 19 August 2017

BEIRUT—The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an ISIS enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the terrorists from the Syrian side of the frontier.The Lebanese army operation got underway at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), targeting ISIS positions near the town of Ras Baalbek with rockets, artillery and helicopt ...

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Finnish Police Investigating Stabbing Spree as Terror Crime

Posted on 19 August 2017

HELSINKI/TURKU, Finland—Finnish police are investigating Friday’s knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as terrorism-related crimes, they said on Saturday.The suspect arrested on Friday was an 18-year-old Moroccan, police said, adding that the two people killed were Finns and an Italian and two Swedish citizens were among the injured.The attacks shocked the Nordi ...

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Nervous Japanese Hold Drill in Case North Korea Fires Missiles Over Them

Posted on 19 August 2017

KOTOURA, Japan—Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.As sirens blared from speakers in the town of Kotoura, children playing soccer outside ran to take shelter in a school, along with their parents and their team coach.“I’ve been ...

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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 ...