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Australian ANZ Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Confidence Index: 113.5 (prev 109.2)
Japanese Overall Household Spending (Y/Y) Jul: -0.2% (est 0.7% ; prev 2.30%)
Japanese Jobless Rate Jul: 2.8% (est 2.8% ; prev 2.80%) Japanese Job-To-Applicant Ratio Jul: 1.52 (est 1.52 ; prev 1.51)
US Military Considering Deploying Strategic Military Assets To Korean Peninsula - Yonhap Citing Blue House - RTRS
(URGENT) S. Korea, U.S. agree to discuss latest N. Korean provocation at UNSC http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/08/29/0200000000AEN20170829004600315.html …
If you count satellite launch vehicles, this is the 3rd, but this is the 1st with a ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear payloads.
Japan Defence Min: Latest North Korea Missile Was Likely Same Type As Intermediate Ballistic Missile It Launch On May 14 - RTRS
North Korea launches three missiles over Japan on Tuesday ( for Asia.)
3 Missiles launched by #NorthKorea
Some of the reasons #NorthKorea would look to overfly Japan with a ballistic missile:
Reports of Submarine launch by North Korea
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Ambulance's parked on Highway 249 as St. Luke's Hospital evacuates. #khou11
Keep in mind part of the flooding due to the release of water by ACE earlier this morning..
THIS ! Why Harvey is not Katrina.....
NEW: --Addicks reservoir at 105 feet., up from 103 feet at 2 p.m. --Barker at 99 ft., up from 97 feet at 2 p.m.
Updated rainfall and forecast from @NWSWGRFC Also for reference, Buffalo Bayou is 2.5 ft above it's record, forecast to stay beyond Sep. 2
4 pm CDT Key messages for #Harvey. Catastrophic flooding continues in SE Texas, flood threat spreading eastward into Louisiana.
Updated forecast rainfall for the next 3 days shows additional rain totals backing off to the west, still much expected to the east #txwx
Flooding forces Reuters to evacuate Houston office..
Just classy. Kudos to Mexico.
JUST IN: Mandatory evacuation ordered for Dickinson, Texas. "There may be NO resources available for search and rescues" per county official
Evacuation list -Dickerson latest addition.
LATEST: New 72-hour rainfall map shows totals as high as 39.72 inches of rain in the Houston area
CITGO CORPUS CHRISTI IS SAID PREPARING START AS SOON AS THURS: BBG
#BREAKING Houston Police have rescued 2,000 people; received another 185 critical rescue requests.
4,000 water related incidents in 24 hours. 290 water rescues since midnight, according to Houston Fire.
Impressive and simply fantastic work !
Keep the Houston area in your thoughts today , Tuesday , Wednesday......
Harvey losses seen (at the moment) at $30bn. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-27/harvey-s-cost-reaches-catastrophe-as-modelers-see-many-uninsured … Context: costliest global disasters since 1980
JUST IN: Supreme Court justice temporarily blocks order for Texas congressional districts to be redrawn http://hill.cm/T1Nl8Ws
Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall after Mexico refuses to fund it http://hill.cm/XeSytec
Tillerson pushes to eliminate dozens of State Department positions: http://hill.cm/CnJbja1
Trump: I pardoned Joe Arpaio during the hurricane because I assumed the TV ratings would be higher http://hill.cm/teBHWgj
TRUMP SAYS WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO START TERMINATION OF NAFTA BEFORE A FAIR DEAL CAN WE ARRIVED AT
It suggests he did not actually have access to Peskov, as opposed to being evidence of his strong connections.
"The Trump Tower Moscow proposal was not related in any way to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign,” Cohen wrote in statement to Cong.invest's
Trump probably asking his team "Why didn't I fire this clown long before last Friday ? "
Just kerp getting murkier and murkier..
SEN. HELLER SAYS INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WON'T MOVE UNTIL NEXT YEAR: BBG
Trump has wanted to terminate NAFTA all along.
EU only wants to talk about the Brexit Bill...
Tit for tat....
Brexit Talks....so to speak....
Japanese officials "signalled" becomes UK "dashed" in headline. Yet not one official on the record quote.
Uk negotiators expected not to give figure, only an oral presentation of legal analysis on what they believe are UK's financial commitments
ENFIA property tax hitting home again http://dlvr.it/PjCL0f
Steel industry facing total reshape amid many closures http://dlvr.it/PjCKxq
PPC to sign agreement with China Development Bank http://dlvr.it/PjC16N
German corporations team up against US tech heavyweights with new platform http://dlvr.it/Pj9ZJP
Isis terrorists are ‘in among us’, Syrian journalist warns http://dlvr.it/Pj9ZDS
Anti-terror raids launched in north Germany over 'murder plot against political left' http://dlvr.it/Pj8ZGW
Macron hosts African and EU leaders for migration talks http://dlvr.it/Pj8Y6Y
France's delivery bike riders take to the streets to protest salary changes http://dlvr.it/Pj7KQg
Summer comes to an end with rain in Spain falling mainly…everywhere http://dlvr.it/Pj6xqk
Death toll from Spain attacks rises to 16: local officials http://dlvr.it/PhwhK0
Odds & Ends...
North Korean coal exports to China remain at zero for fifth month https://buff.ly/2vjdMWY
Coalition-backed SDF offensive to capture Raqqa entered 82nd day, they now control approximately 70% of the city
Inevitable ISIS would adapt to insurgency type tactics , as quasi state in Iraq is part of dustbin of history.
Libya recent oil chaos continues
Buses of IS militants begins to move out of Jaroud towards DeirEzzor, when they reach Badiyah, IS will release Hezbollah POW Ahmad Ma'touq.
Explains why victory came swiftly...
Map showing recent activity and advances.