Asia, Middle East, and U. S. News Briefs to be read in 1.5 minutes or less.
- U. S. and South Korea drill to go ahead as scheduled next week.
- North Korea warns of catastrophe should maneuvers proceed.
- Mathis warns of immediate interception of NorKor missile launches.
- Tollerson says U. S. prepared to use maximum force against NorKor.
- 13 dead over 80 injured in Barcelona terrorist van attack. driver flees.
- Five terrorist shot dead in connection with terrorist van attack.
- Spanish police foil second planned bomb attack in Barcelona.
- ISIS claims responsibility for Barcelona van attack.
- U. S., Japan to boost military cooperation over imminent crisis
- U. S. and South Korea will start trade talks 22 August in Seoul.
- Six Vietnamese killed after explosion of Vietnam era bomb.
- China confirms new cases of bird flu emerge in Guzhou province.
- Trump disbands infrastructure program due of staff departures.
- Trump claims culture ripped apart by removal of Civil War statues.
(News cleaned from Channel News Asia, CNN, French 24, BBC)
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