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Otto Warmbier's family snubs Dennis Rodman who says he aided with release

Meanwhile, funeral services were held for Otto Warmbier in the auditorium of Wyoming High School in his hometown, as reported by USA Today . He will be buried at a nonsectarian cemetery. Officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated, declined to provide details, and Warmbier's family on Tuesday asked that the Hamilton County Coroner not perform an autopsy. [Full Article...]

Trump to Democrats Over Georgia Loss: 'Obstruction Doesn't Work!'

Trump to Democrats Over Georgia Loss: 'Obstruction Doesn't Work!' I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. "No, we're not inevitable", Brzezinski said. Former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel on Tuesday defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff , 52 percent to 48 percent. Yet he doggedly and laughably stuck to his talking point, insisting, "There's no question that money in politics is a major problem, which is one of the reasons that ... [Full Article...]

Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in trouble after a fifth Republican senator came out against it. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. Trump said on Fox News. "They are also four good guys and they are four friends of mine", Mr. Trump said. "We'll have to see". Other Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of N... [Full Article...]

Prez candidate Kovind performs yoga in Delhi

Prez candidate Kovind performs yoga in Delhi He also lauded the NDA government for reaching out to all Opposition political parties for a consensus over the Presidential candidate despite having sufficient votes to get its candidate elected. "But wherever we don't agree with the BJP, we will oppose them", the Sena leader said. Kovind was till Monday the Bihar Governor and shared a warm relationship with Nitish Kumar. [Full Article...]

BJP slams Congress for 'dividing' nation on Presidential election

BJP slams Congress for 'dividing' nation on Presidential election Kumar, the joint opposition candidate announced by 17 non-NDA parties yesterday, is likely to file her nomination papers on June 27 or 28, which is the last date for submitting signatures of the endorsers and other documents. While Meira Kumar's Candidature surely takes the Presidential polls to a Dalit vs Dalit battle, it is definitely much more than that. So how does the Presidential election ... [Full Article...]

Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down

While the association with Pelosi was certainly a drag around the candidate's neck in the Georgia race, the Democrats for the most part are still seeking to place the blame on an outside force for their lack of support instead of looking internally at the actual problem. [Full Article...]

Pelosi takes heat after Dem loss

The small number of House Democrats who opposed Pelosi's reelection as leader of the Democratic caucus, headed by Tim Ryan of OH, who ran against her, renewed their calls for a change in party leadership . Front page of Silicon Valley's paper, The Mercury News of San Jose, "THE PELOSI PROBLEM: Some fault minority leader for losses", by Casey Tolan: "Some of the toughest ads against the 30-yea... [Full Article...]

Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Down Al Jazeera

Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Down Al Jazeera At the same time, the Defense Department made clear the importance of its base in Qatar, from which the USA conducts its air operations against Islamic State. efforts to bring about a resolution to the worst Gulf diplomatic crisis in years. Since Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE severed their diplomatic relations with Qatar on June 5 and closed their airspace, airports and seaports to pla... [Full Article...]

Belgian leader not hoping for Brexit u-turn

Belgian leader not hoping for Brexit u-turn Two foiled terrorist attacks this week alone put renewed focus on EU-wide efforts to improve counter-terrorism measures. Monday's talks marked the start of what will be one of the most politically sensitive worldwide negotiations of modern times. [Full Article...]

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

Press secretary Sean Spicer said Mr Kushner and Mr Greenblatt will hear from Mr Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and other senior officials during the trip. Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew who was Trump's real-estate adviser, is soft on settlements and was even an armed guard at a West Bank yeshiva he studied at in the 1980s. [Full Article...]

Consent, discord and debut of France's 'new boy — European Union summit

She added that she and French President Emmanuel Macron both agreed that the timetable for projects should be "ambitious". European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of worldwide trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday, as Europe seeks to champion free trade against the protectionist policies of US President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

China denies BRICS cooperation is about 'forming clique'

China denies BRICS cooperation is about 'forming clique' Xiamen, a booming capital city of Fujian province, has been chosen to host the 9th BRICS Leader's Summit in September 3-5 this year. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China in the coming year would look to "expand with more broad and wide-ranging co-operation in areas such as trade and commerce and investment". [Full Article...]

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican Sen. Dean Heller said Friday he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate . "I am really urging leadership to take the time , get this right, get us the information so the American public can really evaluate this - and quite honestly, let's prove some... [Full Article...]

Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go

At that time, among several Republican candidates, Handel came away with 19.8% of the vote. On "The Five" tonight, Jesse Watters said Pelosi fundamentally doesn't understand America or Americans. "It's like the gift that keeps on giving". Some have blamed the minority leader for a string of near-misses in House special elections, most recently Republican Karen Handel's win over Democrat Jon... [Full Article...]

Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats

Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats Despite national fervor and grassroots activism that have sprung up on the left since President Trump took office, Republicans have swept all four special election races in 2017. These Democrats might want Pelosi to vacate her position, but there's a well-known Republican who would love to see Pelosi in the same spot for the next decade. [Full Article...]

Balochistan attack: 5 killed in blast near IGP office in Quetta

Five of the wounded were in critical condition, he said. In what appeared to be a sign of growing cooperation among extremists, two banned groups had come forward to claim the deadly assault, with one describing the incident as a suicide attack. [Full Article...]

Iran's top leader says USA should not enter Iraq "under any pretext"

But Sunday's strike was the first known missile attack launched from Iran into foreign territory since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. The video has been viewed more than 170,000 times. The strike was seen as a threatening message to Iran's rivals in the region and elsewhere. "The Islamic Republic of Iran is standing on the front line, with powerful countries, in terms of missile power",... [Full Article...]

Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide: authorities

About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village, Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed. The landslide struck Xinmo, a village in Sichuan Province, early in the morning. Official reports suggest the landslide has also blocked a two-kilometre stretch of a river. China has been experiencing weeks of heavy summer rains that often cause flooding and trigger landslides in rural and... [Full Article...]

Sessions says travel ban needed for security

The San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday [Tesday NZ Time] refused to reinstate Trump's executive order banning travellers from six mostly Muslim countries. Hawaii's congressional leaders reacted to the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling Monday against President Trump's travel ban . The original order also barred Iraqi nationals from entering the United States. [Full Article...]

Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

Chinese officials have described the landslide as a "first class catastrophic geological disaster". In October landslides battered eastern China in the wake of torrential rains brought by Typhoon Megi, causing widespread damage and killing at least eight. [Full Article...]


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