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South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan

South Korea begins annual war games to defend against JapanSouth Korea Sunday began two days of war games to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan, further stoking tensions between the Asian neighbours. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo, with the countries at loggerheads over Japan’s use of forced labour during World War II. The two-day exercise will involve warships and aircraft, the South Korean navy said in a text message without providing more detail.



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Ford Celebrates 25th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise With Mustang Alley

Ford Celebrates 25th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise With Mustang AlleyAmerica’s largest annual celebration of automotive culture is currently underway.If you’re anywhere close to the vicinity of Detroit on the third Saturday in August (tomorrow, August 17, 2019), you’ll get the chance to experience the Woodward Dream Cruise. This is the largest single-day gathering of gearheads in the world, according to event organizers. Classics, hot rods, muscle cars, custom builds, and more invade Woodward Avenue for a day of cruising and hanging out. In addition to a large number of cars that will be present, roughly 1.5 million spectators will join in on the fun.This year, Ford will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Woodward Dream Cruise with Mustang Alley, in addition to a wide range of special activities. On Thursday, August 15, Ford hosted the “Playing to Win Breakfast – How Ford Icons Continues to Be a Competitive Strength” and the “Track Talk – How Ford Racing Benefits the Rest of the Company Plus Reveal of a New NASCAR Mustang.” There were also live engine builds and discussions on the durability testing behind the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500.Today, Ford and JDRF announced a custom 2020 Mustang Shelby in a one-of-one paint color that will be raffled off as part of JDRF’s annual push to raise funds for Type 1 diabetes research. The build is deemed the “Venom Mustang.” There will also be a Power Lunch today with Ford performance team members, including Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer, and Tom Barnes, Mustang engineering manager. Last, but not least, watch as the Ford Performance lineup of vehicles takes Woodward in a V formation known as the “Flying V.”If you haven’t been able to make the last two days of events, do not fret; tomorrow is the biggest day of this occasion. Be sure to come out on Saturday, August 17 to join the “Mustang Alley – 21 Years of a Mile of Mustangs.” Ford expects as many as 1,000 Mustangs lined up for nearly a mile (9 Mile and Woodward Avenue, all day). Also held tomorrow is the “Woodward Watching – Hang Out and Get to Know Top Ford Executives.” Join some of Ford’s top-ranking executives to talk cars (Ford Media Clubhouse, all day).Additional Activities and Opportunities at the Ford Media Clubhouse:(1) Ford designers live sketches their favorite automotive concepts and ideas (Thursday through Saturday with sessions starting each day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT)(2) Media-only driving opportunities in 2019 Mustang Bullitt, 2019 Mustang GT, 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, F-150 Police Responder, right-hand drive Mustang GT, and a vintage Mustang(3) Video and photo opportunities with static display vehicles including current and heritage Ford GTs, 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500s, 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350R, Ford F-150 Raptor, 10 millionth Mustang in Wimbledon White, Mustang NASCARs and more(4) Scissor lift for media to grab bird’s-eye view and capture Woodward Dream Cruise videos and images(5) Ford Mustang remote control racing on a custom-built miniature all-seasons trackFord Consumer Display Locations (Saturday only, Aug. 17)Mustang Alley: 9 Mile between Woodward Avenue and Bermuda Street, FerndaleFord family fun zone: Pioneer Park, 4232 Parkway Drive, Royal OakFull Ford Performance lineup display: Duggan’s Irish Pub, 31501 Woodward Ave., Royal OakFord trucks display: CVS, 30900 Woodward Ave., Royal OakBronco Club parking: Memorial Park, 23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant RidgeFord Fund’s Driving Skills for Life display: Westborn Market, 27659 Woodward Ave., BerkleySource: Ford Media Read More: * Motorious Digital Car Show At Woodward Dream Cruise * 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS Takes Emotional Cruise To Woodward



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At annual call-in show, Vladimir Putin talks Western sanctions, arrested reporter and $390B infrastructure bill

At annual call-in show, Vladimir Putin talks Western sanctions, arrested reporter and $  390B infrastructure billAt his annual call-in show, Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a $ 390 billion spending program  to address an array of complaints by callers.



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'NRA in crisis' ad campaign launched ahead of gun group's annual convention

'NRA in crisis' ad campaign launched ahead of gun group's annual conventionOn the eve of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, Everytown for Gun Safety has unveiled a new ad campaign that argues the organization is “becoming more fringe and more toxic to the Americans it has long claimed to represent.”



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IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in China

IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in ChinaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Inter-American Development Bank is calling off its general assembly next week in China amid a dispute over the participation of a Venezuelan representative opposed by Beijing.



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Physician: President Trump in 'Very Good Health' Following Annual Exam

Physician: President Trump in 'Very Good Health' Following Annual Exam"I am happy to announce the president of the United States is in very good health"



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Florida wins its first passing grade on annual gun-safety report card

Florida wins its first passing grade on annual gun-safety report cardFlorida earned a passing grade for the first time on an annual gun-safety report card compiled by a prominent advocacy group, after the state led all others in bolstering its firearms laws in the year since the deadly Parkland school shooting. The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released its annual analysis on Friday, days before the first anniversary of the shooting, which killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The incident intensified a national debate over gun violence, prompting a wave of student-led walkouts and pushing lawmakers to pass 67 gun safety bills in 26 states and Washington, D.C., according to the center’s data.



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Shutdown a Trump 'stunt,' says Democrat Abrams in reply to annual speech

Shutdown a Trump 'stunt,' says Democrat Abrams in reply to annual speechDelivering the Democratic Party’s response to his State of the Union address, Abrams struck a tone that might influence other Democrats still searching for the right way to challenge Trump in the election in 2020, when he will seek a second term. “The shutdown was a stunt engineered by the president of the United States, one that defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people but our values,” Abrams said. Abrams sought to balance policy prescriptions with measured attacks against the president, something Democratic strategists say presidential hopefuls should emulate.



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Tour the Second Annual Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House

Tour the Second Annual Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House



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State of the Union 2019: When will Trump make the annual address to Congress and what is its history?

State of the Union 2019: When will Trump make the annual address to Congress and what is its history?Donald Trump is currently pondering how to deliver his second State of the Union address to Congress with the US government mired in its longest shutdown in history. House speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to postpone his speech on 16 January and suggested he submit it by letter, a manoeuvre Republicans were quick to brand “political” and which appeared to provoke Mr Trump into denying Ms Pelosi’s congressional delegation the use of a military plane to visit troops in Afghanistan. The address is still scheduled for 9pm EST on 29 January at the time of writing, with the president tweeting: “Nancy, I am still thinking about the State of the Union speech, there are so many options – including doing it as per your written offer (made during the Shutdown, security is no problem), and my written acceptance.



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