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Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely Otto Warmbier died shortly after his release from North Korea where he was imprisoned previous year. They said Warmbier's severe brain injury was most likely - given his young age - to have been caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain. [Full Article...]

After Otto Warmbier death, officials push to restrict tourism in North Korea

After Otto Warmbier death, officials push to restrict tourism in North Korea Warmbier's death have been drawn at this time as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview", Sammarco said in a written statement Tuesday. While that might not be palatable to many following the tragic death of Warmbier, especially following Pyongyang's risible missile tests and threats over the last several months, engaging with the North Koreans can p... [Full Article...]

Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away'

Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away' Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier died in Cincinnati on Monday , not long after his return to OH after almost a year and a half in North Korean captivity. Warmbier's death came just days after he was released by the North Korean government and returned to the United States suffering from what American doctors described as extensive brain damage. [Full Article...]

Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks On Monday, Russia warned the United States that it will treat the US-led coalition planes in Syria , west of the Euphrates, as targets. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces pushed on Tuesday into some rebel-held areas in Daraa, as well as its western outskirts. [Full Article...]

Four guests killed in Mali resort attack

The alliance that claimed the attack , Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, was created earlier this year from a merger of local groups and is led by a notorious Tuareg commander. That siege, which led to the death of 20 people, led to the government imposing a state of emergency which has been in place more or less ever since. [Full Article...]

USA 'mystified' over Gulf states approach to Qatar

USA 'mystified' over Gulf states approach to Qatar Nauert asserted that the Gulf countries's silence was a sign that their accusations were unfounded or that they shielded another motive. Al Baker said he expects U.S. The dispute began in May when Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani was reported to have made statements on the state news agency supporting Iran. [Full Article...]

McCain Has a Suggestion for Americans Wanting to Travel to North Korea

McCain Has a Suggestion for Americans Wanting to Travel to North Korea He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labour. He had severe brain damage and was sent from North Korea on 13 June to a hospital in his home city of Cincinnati where he died . Warmbier's heartbroken family lashed out at the North Korean regime Monday, saying in a statement: "the bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensur... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama

Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama The secret negotiations over Warmbier's release are some of the only known direct contacts between the nations in recent years. Asked how the Warmbier case would affect his efforts to engage North Korea, Mr Moon added: "I believe we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime". [Full Article...]

United States jet shoots down Iranian drone over Syria

United States jet shoots down Iranian drone over Syria The staunch United States ally in September said it would widen the scope of targets in the air war against IS by allowing its pilots to strike jihadist support and logistics resources in Iraq and Syria. It is still unclear what the missiles struck, and Iran has provided few details. "The situation is back as it was in Daraa city and fighting is ongoing", said Daraa-based opposition activist Ahm... [Full Article...]

Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing: White House

Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing: White House Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier died in Cincinnati on Monday , not long after his return to OH after almost a year and a half in North Korean captivity. About 17 U.S. citizens have been detained in the past 10 years, including the three Americans who remain imprisoned there. But North Korea has also consistently lobbied Washington for specific concessions that would need deep negotiatio... [Full Article...]

Starnes: Trump Should Rain Down Hell Fire On North Korea

He died Monday afternoon at a hospital in Cincinnati , surrounded by family members and friends. While Trump did not mention Obama by name, he clearly placed the blame for Warmbier's death on the previous administration. Trump had personally lobbied Chinese President Xi Jinping to take stronger action on Chinese banks and other entities that do business with North Korea during a summit in... [Full Article...]

Projection: GOP holds on to two House seats during special election

Projection: GOP holds on to two House seats during special election The most expensive House race in USA history heads to voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. "Congrats to Karen Handel on HUGE win in GA", read a message from President Donald Trump's campaign. Ossoff tallied 48 percent, just shy of an outright victory. Handel , 55, won in a suburban Atlanta district held by the GOP since 1979 despite raising far less money than Democra... [Full Article...]

Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

Mr Trump's administration has appeared confrontational towards North Korea , and has declared an end to a period of "strategic patience" from Washington. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have condemned North Korea's treatment of Warmbier, who sustained extensive brain damage and died six days after being released. [Full Article...]

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said GOP senators will be briefed on the emerging bill Wednesday and he expects to see the legislation the next day, about a week before a vote occurs. But they praise its impact on providing coverage to around 20 million additional people and forcing insurers to provide more generous benefits. That might satisfy Republican senators from states that expanded their programs, bu... [Full Article...]

Led Coalition Downs Pro-Regime Drone In South-East Syria

Led Coalition Downs Pro-Regime Drone In South-East Syria Earlier, General Joseph Dunford , chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said officials are trying to re-establish the communications link to prevent potentially deadly accidents, and that the de-confliction efforts have worked well in the past. [Full Article...]

Hamas Debunks Terrorist Group's Claim It Was Responsible for Jerusalem Attack

Hamas Debunks Terrorist Group's Claim It Was Responsible for Jerusalem Attack White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , is reportedly joining him this time, and expected to arrive in Israel on Wednesday. Greenblatt arrived in Israel on Monday for preliminary discussions in both Jerusalem and Ramallah, and will remain for follow-up talks after Kushner has departed, officials said. [Full Article...]

US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria

US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria In response, the U.S. Central Command issued its own statement , saying the Syrian aircraft was shot down "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces". "The Coalition forces were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS", or Islamic State , according to CENTCOM. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

In a statement released on government-run websites and television Friday evening, President Raul Castro's administration says Trump's speech was "loaded with hostile rhetoric that recalls the times of open confrontation". As a result, the changes - though far-reaching - appear to be less sweeping than many U.S.pro-engagement advocates had feared. When Obama made the agreement and restored relati... [Full Article...]

No excuse for firms not to be ready for India's GST: Jaitley

No excuse for firms not to be ready for India's GST: Jaitley President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda will be among those present at the event. As many as 18 sections relating to registration of current central excise, service tax and VAT payers with the GST-Network ( GSTN ) as well as transitional provisions were notified on Tue... [Full Article...]

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection Queen Elizabeth II is set to deliver a speech at the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. "Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot". Prince Philip celebrated his 96 birthday this month and announced he would be giving up his public duties earlier this year. Prince Charles will attend in Philip's place. [Full Article...]


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