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Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

Warmbier, a one-time high school football player and homecoming king, was travelling in Beijing in December 2015 when he signed up for a five-day tour of North Korea with a Chinese company . The college student died Monday , shortly after his return to OH after being held for more than 17 months. His family said in a statement released by a hospital that Warmbier died Monday afternoon . [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind- BJP Plays Dalit Card

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday accepted Kovind's resignation. "Kovind has discharged his duties in an unbiased manner as the Bihar Governor". Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday also announced the party's support to Kovind's candidature. The party's decision to back the NDA candidate comes as great relief to the BJP. [Full Article...]

Shiv Sena to support Ram Nath Kovind in presidential election

However, the opposition, now a depleted force sans BSP's Mayawathi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar , hesitated to question Kovind's credentials and chose to meet on 22 June to chalk out a strategy. Seventy two-year-old Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader from Kanpur and current Bihar Governor, is the NDA Government's pick for the top post of President. [Full Article...]

Hamas rejects Islamic State's claim of killing of Israeli officer

In its statement IS said the attack was "revenge for the religion of Allah and the sanctities of the violated Muslims". Ramallah- Each of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine PFLP, Hamas and terror group ISIS have claimed involvement in the attack staged by three young Palestinian nationals in Jerusalem which killed a police officer . [Full Article...]

Tropical systems won't impact Central Florida, forecasters say

Tropical systems won't impact Central Florida, forecasters say Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are in place along the coastline from east Texas across Louisiana . Storm Team 8 is tracking the storm, which formed Monday afternoon. Check The Palm Beach Post storm tracking map . Strong wind shear - the change in wind direction and speed with height - in the region will keep the system on the weaker side. [Full Article...]

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79 Carla joined the family business (which was founded in the Italian capital in 1925 by her parents Adele and Edoardo) in the Fifties, taking on PR and marketing responsibilities and is widely credited with the label's success in the US. Fifty-two years later, Lagerfeld remains the artistic director of the brand. They sold to the French luxury group LVMH in a deal that was completed in 2001, and she... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Army starts fencing infiltration prone Pak-Afghan border areas

Pakistan Army starts fencing infiltration prone Pak-Afghan border areas The ISPR said that besides fencing, Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps (FC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are constructing new Forts and Border Posts to improve surveillance and defensibility. Durand Line, drawn by Britain in 1893, is 2460 kms long and arbitrarily divides the geographical areas inhabited by Pashtun and Baloch communities. This has caused a rift between the Afghan and Pakistani governments, who... [Full Article...]

Sena takes u-turn, backs NDA's prez poll nominee

President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Kovind as the Governor of Bihar , a communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said today. Kovind was till Monday the Bihar Governor and shared a warm relationship with Nitish Kumar . "After our support, I do not think it will be hard for the BJP to get him elected", Thackeray told reporters at his residence "Matoshree" in Mumbai . [Full Article...]

EU's Barnier Hopes to Remove Brexit Uncertainties as Talks Begin

May, bruised by an election this month that cost her Conservatives their parliamentary majority, will make her case for a quick agreement on residency for EU nationals and employment rights at a summit of European leaders in the Belgian capital later this week. [Full Article...]

US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea

He is expected to hold a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 29-30 in Washington, D.C. The organizers of Warmbier's trip say they will no longer take US citizens to the country. last Tuesday, with North Korea saying it was on humanitarian grounds. "The U.S. government should not just throw up its hands and say, 'This is just how North Korea is.' But how do you do that in a smart ... [Full Article...]

Macron wins parliamentary majority

Macron wins parliamentary majority Le Pen topped the poll against 12 rivals in the first round of voting, and went on to topple Anne Rouquet, respresenting Macron's La République en Marche (REM) party which claimed a majority with 308 seats. Macron wants to use his majority in parliament to pursue his agenda of loosening labour laws and overhauling France's social security system. The result, based on official figures and p... [Full Article...]

Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections

Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections The Socialist party - the party of Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande - took just 9.5 percent of the vote with its allies, The Guardian reported. Voters will return to the ballot box for the second round of the legislative poll on June 18, with public opinion experts expecting participation to improve slightly. [Full Article...]

US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale

One Qatari source said that the Emirate was purchasing 36 of the F-15 tactical fighter jets in the deal finalized in Washington on Thursday. The aircraft purchase was completed by Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his United States counterpart Jim Mattis in Washington, DC, according to QNA. [Full Article...]

Modi's Party Backs Low-Caste Leader for President of India

The ruling party's nominee for country's next president has also served as a member of the upper house for two consecutive terms. Arun Jaietly and Ravi Shankar Prasad have praise Naidu for his astuteness in coming up with a solution for every allegation raised against the government and have promised dates for the meeting as soon as they become free from their tour of India. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Several Rounds of Rain

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Several Rounds of Rain A tropical storm warning was expanded to a wider area Tuesday afternoon, now extending from San Luis Pass, Texas to the mouth of the Pearl River on the Mississippi-Louisiana line. The most torrential rain is likely to be to the east of the center of the storm, because these areas will see a prolonged period of onshore flow. On Monday, Tropical Storm Bret formed off the coast of Venezuela. [Full Article...]

Traffic Police Rewarded for Holding the President's Convoy

Traffic Police Rewarded for Holding the President's Convoy He quickly passed on the directions and allowed the ambulance to pass through the traffic-heavy road. Even Praveen Sood IPS, the CP of Bengaluru city, hailed Nijalingappa for letting the ambulance pass over President's convoy. "P SI Sh Nijilingappa is rewarded for deftly allowing the ambulance before the 1st citizen of India ", he wrote. In May, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was r... [Full Article...]

Xi snubs Sharif by skipping bilateral meet after murder of Chinese nationals

Xi snubs Sharif by skipping bilateral meet after murder of Chinese nationals Prime Minister Modi also met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during his visit wherein they discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, with specific reference to fighting terrorism and promoting peace, stability and reconciliation there. Xi's unprecedented snub followed deep disappointment and grief among Chinese public over the slaying of the two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month f... [Full Article...]

Andhra CM sacks ex-Chief Secretary for FB posts

Andhra CM sacks ex-Chief Secretary for FB posts Neither the chief minister nor his office sought any clarification from me on the Facebook posts. Former Chief Secretary and Brahmin Corporation Chairman I Y R Krishna Rao stirred a major controversy by uploading some post in the Facebook, questing and lampooning the government's decisions, which irked the ruling Telugu Desam Party leaders and the Chief Minister who said to have been conside... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suspends cooperation with United States in Syrian airspace following jet downing

It's an effort made more complicated by the increasingly messy battlefield in the Arab country, which includes deepening Iranian involvement - its first missile foray into Syria occurred Sunday - and an ongoing probe in the United States into Russian meddling in the presidential election. [Full Article...]

US Seeks To Defusing Syria Tensions With Livid Russia

US Seeks To Defusing Syria Tensions With Livid Russia But in a warning that the USA would protect its partners, Spicer said: "The Syrian regime and others in the region need to understand that we will retain the right of self-defense of coalition forces aligned against ISIS". and coalition forces can fully defend themselves, Efe news reported. The Russian defense ministry says in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drone... [Full Article...]


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