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Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

In March 2016, Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda sign while on a New Year's Eve tour. - South Korean-born USA citizen Kim Dong Chul was sentenced in April 2016 to 10 years in prison with hard labor after being convicted of espionage. [Full Article...]

PM Modi exchanges pleasantries with Nawaz Sharif in Astana

He said energy, education, transport, agriculture, security, development and trade would be the top drivers in India's ties with the SCO. The leaders supported Afghanistan's efforts to combat terrorism, extremism and drug-related crimes, saying the United Nations should play a core role in coordinating global cooperation to secure peace and stability in the Asian country. [Full Article...]

Author eats his own book after incorrect prediction about UK elections

Jeremy Corbyn mocked Theresa May's campaign slogans as he said Labour will offer " strong and stable leadership" if her "coalition of chaos" fails. Goodwin scrunched up a piece of paper and uncomfortably shoved it into his mouth and said: "It is actually a hardback, there are lots of chemicals but I have got to get through the whole thing". [Full Article...]

Trump to host S Korea's Moon for White House talks

President Donald Trump will host South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-In for talks on containing North Korea's nuclear program, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh Pentagon warnings that the Pyongyang regime is a 'clear and present danger to all'. [Full Article...]

North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

His family said he has been in a coma for more than a year, adding that he became ill after his March 2016 trial in Pyongyang. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said he hoped the privacy of Warmbier's family would be respected "in the weeks and months ahead". [Full Article...]

Terror blacklist ramps up pressure on Qatar

Terror blacklist ramps up pressure on Qatar The biggest USA air base in the Middle East is in Qatar and around 10,000 personnel work there in support of several allied operations in Iraq, Syria and around the region. The developments intensified a confrontation between tiny-but-wealthy Qatar and a group of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt that accuse it of fomenting instability. [Full Article...]

Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

The first challenge is the word " hope ". Nearly immediately, however, the president acknowledged that this recommendation was mere pretext; in fact, Trump said, he was spurred by Comey's handling of "this Russian Federation thing". New York Times: Who is Christopher Wray? Facing turmoil about investigations over his campaign's ties to Russia, Trump plans to bring more Americans into the ... [Full Article...]

American student released by North Korea

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman of the United States (C) arrives to check-in for his flight to North Korea at Beijing's worldwide airport on June 13, 2017 . Any visit to North Korea by a high-profile American is a political minefield. Thousands of USA troops are based in South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone Mora slams into Bangladesh

Mohammad Anam, a Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh past year, told Agence France Presse there had been no attempt to evacuate the community. At least 2.5 million people in 10 districts risk coming in the way of Cyclone Mora . Bangladesh is routinely hit between April and December by severe storms that cause deaths and widespread damage. The cyclone is apprehended to cause damages and affect peo... [Full Article...]

Israel to test Arrow-3 missile system in US's Alaska

Israel to test Arrow-3 missile system in US's Alaska The US Missile Defense Agency and Israel will carry out the test on Kodiak, a remote island about 400 miles from the state capital of Anchorage, to ensure maximal safety in the event that the missile ends up producing unwanted shrapnel, Jerusalem Online reported. [Full Article...]

The Great Get Together Weekend is coming to Camden

The Great Get Together Weekend is coming to Camden Among them? Ed Sheeran , who appears in a video to support the event , which aims to get Brits to come out for one of the 100,000 events being organized over the weekend (June 16-18) around the nation to encourage unity. "And she did - she did her Saturday morning constituency surgery and then she drove up to North Yorkshire and we had this fantastic weekend". The murder of Jo came just a week... [Full Article...]

Ryan: "Let Mueller do his job"

Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". "I always speak for myself and not the president". Rosenstein says the attorney general would be the only one who could fire Mueller. That would have to be done by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, given that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself... [Full Article...]

Hlaudi Motsoeneng told to pack his bags

Hlaudi Motsoeneng told to pack his bags Motsoeneng has been dismissed from the SABC", said Kweyama. She did not want to disclose the amount before she spoke with the minister of finance. "It has nothing to do with censorship", she said. Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the process that led to the firing of Hlaudi Motsoeneng from SABC was fair. The interim board also shut down the lucrative - for The New Age - business br... [Full Article...]

19.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Comey testify

Trump on Friday said Comey's testimony showed "no obstruction". - Donald Trump " I didn't say that and I didn't say the other ", he added, referring to the charge that he also asked Comey to drop the probe of Mike Flynn , who was sacked as national security adviser after lying about contacts with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Theresa May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as 'deputy'

Theresa May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as 'deputy' Mr Green, who was previously work and pensions secretary and was at university with Mrs May, has also become Minister for the Cabinet Office, a position left vacant by Ben Gummer, who lost his seat in Thursday's general election. The Prime Minister had confirmed on Friday night that her most senior cabinet ministers would remain in their posts, including the home secretary, Amber Rudd, the chancel... [Full Article...]

Suspected North Korea drone took photos of U.S. missile-defense site

Investigators discovered hundreds of photos from the drone's Sony-made in-built camera. The drone found last week has twin engines and flew farther than those discovered in 2014, which had single engines, the Defense Ministry said, suggesting that North Korea is pushing to upgrade its drone arsenal. [Full Article...]

Theresa May warned of risk to Northern Ireland peace with DUP deal

Theresa May warned of risk to Northern Ireland peace with DUP deal A potential agreement for the Northern Irish unionist DUP to prop up a minority Conservative government led by Theresa May in Britain is causing anxiety and fear in the province, Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Tuesday. But may appears to be motivated by her desire to guarantee a majority in Parliament for a Queen's Speech - a key event in the parliamentary calendar in which the gove... [Full Article...]

US Secretary Of State: Bilateral Relations With Moscow Continue To Deteriorate

The United States has sought to clamp down on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. Mr. Tillerson said he stressed the necessity of cracking down on North Korea's trade in bilateral meetings, and said that North Korea's intricate financial networks are "difficult, but not impossible to address". [Full Article...]

Macron holds 'frank exchange' talks with Putin

Macron holds 'frank exchange' talks with Putin At the news conference, though, Putin denied attempting to influence the French presidential election, saying Le Pen's visit was intended as no more than a warm gesture toward a politician who wanted stronger relations with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

US Missile Defense Site Photographed by North Korean Drone

Over the decades since the peninsula was divided, dozens of North Korean soldiers have fled to the South through the zone which extends for two km either side of the actual border. North Korea called the system a provocation aimed at bolstering USA military hegemony in the region. China strongly objects to the THAAD system saying its powerful radar can probe deep into its territory, undermining ... [Full Article...]


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