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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

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

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...]

US State Department presses N. Korea to release detained Americans

US State Department presses N. Korea to release detained Americans Warmbier's family and all tho had the blessing of knowing him". The Republican governor says Monday's death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) underscores the "evil, oppressive" nature of the North Korean regime and its disregard for human life. [Full Article...]

Minnesota Releases Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting

Minnesota Releases Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting Dashcam footage showed Officer Yanez firing multiple shots at Castille through his driver's window. Another officer approaches but stands farther away on the passenger side. Prosecutors would later say that Yanez had thought Castile resembled a suspect in a nearby armed robbery a few days earlier. Yanez approaches Castile's vehicle and asks for a driver's license and proof of insuran... [Full Article...]

Chelsea Clinton Slams Steve Bannon for 'Fat Shaming' Sean Spicer

Chelsea Clinton Slams Steve Bannon for 'Fat Shaming' Sean Spicer The Associated Press reported that Mr Spicer has reached out to his possible successors and candidates for the role of communications director. Ms Huckabee Sanders said: 'We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation. [Full Article...]

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat That is where USA forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for the fight against Islamic State militants. "The only actions that we have taken against pro-regime forces in Syria - and there have been two specific incidents - have been in self-defense, and we've communicated that clearly". [Full Article...]

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona The suspected gunman was a Democratic supporter and a Republican advert that sought to politicise the attack was condemned by Ms Handel. (AP Photo/David Goldman). Her win comes after losing bids for governor in 2010 and the Senate in 2014, and it builds on a business and political career she built after leaving an abusive home as a teenager. [Full Article...]


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