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China's pressure on North Korea hasn't worked

Warmbier, but I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to Mr. Warmbier's death". The officials also discussed U.S. "I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea". China has backed the Kim dynasty since the Korean War, in part to keep USA troops away from its border. [Full Article...]

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Testifies On Russian Election Interference

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Testifies On Russian Election Interference Johnson also said during his testimony that the Democratic National Committee refused the Department of Homeland Security's attempts to help them with security precautions, after hackers obtained and released DNC emails last July. I just can't comment on that because of our pending investigations. Johnson told the House committee that states' election systems were "very vulnerable" and ... [Full Article...]

Brutal attack on a resort in Mali

Authorities had said that security forces initially killed at least three assailants, and a fourth had escaped. At least four gunmen stormed the Le Campement Kangaba, near the Malian capital Bamako , before being shot dead during a counterattack by Malian special forces and French counterterrorism officers. [Full Article...]

Malaysia Airlines in early talks to buy 35-40 long-range jets

Malaysia Airlines in early talks to buy 35-40 long-range jets Also on Tuesday, Blue Air concluded a long-term lease agreement with US-based Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 and six used 737-800 aircraft. "The 737 MAX's promised efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort make it a very compelling airplane for us in our domestic and regional network". [Full Article...]

U.S. spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

However, China is keen to broaden out the discussions and gain concessions on a string of contentious issues, including the deployment of U.S. missiles in South Korea and Washington's relationship with Taiwan. While the United States conducts bomber flights in the region on a routine basis, Tuesday's joint training mission is particularly noteworthy as it comes just one day after the death of... [Full Article...]

DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory

DUP deal still possible, says senior Tory Liberal Democrat chief whip Alistair Carmichael, a former Scotland secretary, said any deal with the DUP which meant extra cash went to Northern Ireland would also require increased funding for Scotland and Wales. Until Tuesday evening, the assumption was they would be able to count on the DUP's 10 seats. The Queen's Speech usually sets out a government's legislative agenda for the next tw... [Full Article...]

US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria

US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria On Sunday evening, a Syrian regime SU-22 fighter dropped bombs near US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters south of Tabqah in Syria and, in accordance with rules of engagement, was immediately shot down by a U.S. The United States is aggressively backing the SDF, a Syrian rebel alliance, as it fights its way into Raqqa, supported by intense coalition airstrikes. [Full Article...]

Middle School Teacher Charged For Allegedly Having Sex With Her Former Student

Middle School Teacher Charged For Allegedly Having Sex With Her Former Student Jarvies has been married since 2013 and her husband, who is described as "deeply religious" actually showed up to court with his wife in order to show his support. "Investigations take a while", police detective Steve Sparkman said, according to the Herald-Leader . Lindsey Jarvis , 27, started working as a paraeducator in 2016 at Veterans Park elementary school in Lexington, Ky ., Lex18 repo... [Full Article...]

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat It did not say if Australian airstrikes had resumed or when or if they would. The Australian Defence Force said it had been "a precautionary measure to allow the coalition to assess the operational risk". Australia is part of the coalition fighting the IS in Iraq and in late 2015 extended air operations into Syria, with a total of 780 defence personnel based in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russian Federation inquiries

Pence told reporters in Miami Friday that hiring an outside lawyer was standard practice. The president has come under further scrutiny for his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey , a decision Trump later seemed to imply was related, in part, to the Russian Federation probe that Comey was then overseeing. [Full Article...]

Johnson: 'Can't imagine' voting for a health care bill next week

Medicaid: The plan would roll back the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion more gradually than the House version would, but would ultimately make deeper cuts to the program. By passing AHCA , the House asked the Senate to come up with a way to get around these fundamental divisions in the Republican vision for the USA health-care system (and whatever they come up with still has to mak... [Full Article...]

US B-1 bombers fly near North Korea

The talks followed what a USA official said on Tuesday were new movements detected by US spy satellites at North Korea's nuclear test site. "We have a great relationship with China and I really like President Xi ", Trump said in a speech at an Iowa community college. [Full Article...]

Pakistan expects gratitude not hostility from Afghanistan: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan expects gratitude not hostility from Afghanistan: Maleeha Lodhi Referring to USA recent plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to UN Maleeha Lodhi said that reliance on military option without developing a political strategy will not bring sustainable results in the war-torn country. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore

One large live oak branch was downed on the grounds of Beauvoir, the historic home that once belonged to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Expect rain and storms at just about anytime, and highs will be back in the 80s. "On the forecast track, the center of Cindy will move inland near the Louisiana-Texas border later this morning, then move across western and northern Louisiana and into sou... [Full Article...]

USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria The U.S. backs the SDF and American special forces soldiers often accompany SDF troops as advisers and trainers. The Iranian drone that was shot down Tuesday was outside of the deconfliction area, the official said . The Bahraini cleric wrote religious justifications for the enslavement of thousands of women from Iraq's Yazidi minority and helped establish the IS branch in Libya. [Full Article...]

What happened to GOP vow of transparency on health care?

The House passed a bill that even President Donald Trump reportedly described as "mean". The Washington Post also reported that the Senate version would still radically alter the Affordable Care Act , also known as " Obamacare ", by reducing taxes created by the 2010 law, limiting the expansion of Medicaid , reconfiguring subsidies and giving states wider abilities to opt-out of regulati... [Full Article...]

Remembering the 49 lives lost at Pulse Nightclub

Mateen opened fire at the club at around 2 a.m. Police ultimately killed Mateen during a shootout after police stormed the building at around 5 a.m. Monday marks one year since the deadliest mass shooting on American soil, and overnight hundreds gathered at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub to pay their respects and offer support to survivors and victims' families. [Full Article...]

Door remains open for United Kingdom to stay in European Union, says Donald Tusk

European Union officials and diplomats greeted the agreement of Brexit Secretary Davis to a format and sequencing of talks that had been proposed by Barnier as sign that British Prime Minister Theresa May's weakened and potentially divided government was bending to Brussels' insistence on how negotiations will work. [Full Article...]

EU President Donald Tusk says Brexit could be reversed

EU President Donald Tusk says Brexit could be reversed Attending her first European Council Summit since her disastrous general election, it is understood the Prime Minister will explain the UK's "principles" on the issue of citizens' rights - a key early topic in the Brexit negotiations . "It is the right and fair thing to do". She won't receive any feedback and will be warned that any attempt to negotiate on Britain's withdrawal will be given... [Full Article...]

'Witch Hunt' Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump appeared to be responding to reports this week that the FBI is investigating Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and his apparent attempts to quash the bureau's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]


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