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Current events of
August 9, 2017
Armed conflicts and attacks
In a suspected terror attack, six French soldiers are injured, three seriously, when a man drives a car into them at a barracks in the
Disasters and accidents
2017 Atlantic hurricane season
's first hurricane of the season, is set to hit
tonight or tomorrow morning. The category 1 storm is expected to lose strength as it moves inland through the oil-producing state.
(National Hurricane Center)
Cuba–United States relations
Two Cuban diplomats are expelled from the
Embassy of Cuba in Washington, D.C.
, after an incident in
forced U.S. officials to return home.
Russia–United States relations
Russian Air Force
reconnaissance jets, under the authority provided by international
Open Skies Treaty
, fly over several
, area government buildings and landmarks as well as the President's residence in
Bedminster, New Jersey
United States–Venezuela relations
The U.S. imposes new sanctions on eight
officials, including Secretary of the
2017 Constituent Assembly
- the late President
's brother, to "deter further democratic backsliding" in the South American country.
Law and crime
Crime in North Korea
releases imprisoned Canadian pastor
Hyeon Soo Lim
on "sick bail."
Sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States military
United States military personnel
over the President's policy change announced late last month banning transgender people from serving in the military. The suit asks the court to prevent the ban from going into effect.
The New York Times
(AP via NBC News)
Politics and elections
GT road rally
Prime Minister of Pakistan
goes home after his disqualification by the
Panama Papers case
Regions of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
Negros Island Region
(first created in 2015 by
) through Executive Order no. 38, citing lack of funds to fully establish the region.
reverts back to the
back to the
(Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines)
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