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Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea since early January, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016. The comments published by the official Korean Central News Agency were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a USA hospital on Monday after it ... [Full Article...]

U.S. tries to use better China ties to press North Korea

The U.S. side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of global sanctions on North Korea. Tillerson's remarks came after he and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis met with the Chinese visitors at the US Department of State, where the former general said he saw scope for a better defense relationship. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing American Otto Warmbier

After 17 months in custody, the North Koreans released Warmbier last week , and he was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after Warmbier died following his return from captivity in a coma . [Full Article...]

Labour's Tom Watson questions Rupert Murdoch 'influence' on Michael Gove's Cabinet return

Labour's Tom Watson questions Rupert Murdoch 'influence' on Michael Gove's Cabinet return Given his chequered past regarding environmental policy (voting against moves to have the Green Investment Bank support carbon emission reduction targets and to require environmental permits for hydraulic fracturing activities and supporting the privatisation of the UK's forests), it is no surprise that his appointment has not been universally welcomed. [Full Article...]

More than 40 dead across Pakistan in series of attacks

More than 40 dead across Pakistan in series of attacks Two explosions rocked the town of Parachinar later in the day, killing at least 27 people and wounding 120, a government official told Reuters . Friday evening, gunmen in the port city of Karachi killed four police officers at a restaurant. [Full Article...]

Democrats love bashing Trump. But that alone won't help them win again

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), released statements Wednesday downplaying the significance of the previous night's losses . [Full Article...]

US officials lift Yellowstone-region grizzly bear protection

VICTOR, Idaho- The Trump administration today announced plans to strip all Endangered Species Act protections from Yellowstone's grizzly bears , paving the way for trophy hunting in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho . According to Robbins, while the bears living in Yellowstone National Park will continue to be federally protected, the de-listing means bears living or wandering outside Yellow... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt returning to Jerusalem this week

The main points discussed , according to a draft of the meeting outline , was a technological infrastructure overhaul resulting in better services for USA citizens, a cut in spending by as much as $1 trillion with the use of more efficient technology, reducing fraud and bolstering security to prevent cyberattacks. [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell works to rally GOP votes for Senate health bill

Yet Trump praised the Senate health care bill Thursday, saying "it's going to be very good". Alison Barkoff, the director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation and an organizer of the protest, echoed the concerns of numerous bill's critics, saying that it represents little more than "tax cuts for the wealthy on the backs of people with disabilities". [Full Article...]

Zuckerberg's Mission Impossible? Facebook Groups saving the world

Zuckerberg's Mission Impossible? Facebook Groups saving the world Mark Zuckerberg has a new mission statement for Facebook as his company looks to move beyond only connecting individual "friends" in order to bring more groups of people together "to build community". Some 300 administrators from different parts of the world came together on Thursday, June 22nd in The Revel Fulton Market in Chicago, where Zuckerberg announced all the possibilities at hand now... [Full Article...]

Captain (R) Safdar arrives at FJA to record his statement before JIT

Captain (R) Safdar arrives at FJA to record his statement before JIT He rebutted all claims that he had appeared before the JIT to give a statement in favour of the Sharif family under some deal reached with the Pakistan Peoples Party. "After the documents I provide them [JIT] today, there will be no need [to get more evidence in the case]", he claimed. "I will only come out after the JIT is satisfied with all questions related to money laundering", he added. [Full Article...]

There's A Petition to Remove Dennis Rodman from NBA Hall of Fame

There's A Petition to Remove Dennis Rodman from NBA Hall of Fame Rodman, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, played on five championship teams with the Pistons and Bulls during a 14-year National Basketball Association career. Kim Jong Un , who briefly attended boarding school in Switzerland, reportedly is a fan of the National Basketball Association, including the Chicago Bulls teams that Rodman played on in the late 1990s. [Full Article...]

Iran police kills four IS suspects in Hormuzgan province

Iran police kills four IS suspects in Hormuzgan province Saudi Arabia's foreign minister was quick to reject allegations that Riyadh was involved, saying on Wednesday that the country "condemns terrorist attacks anywhere they occur and we condemn the killing of the innocent anywhere it occurs". [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: Portugal present the All Whites with their biggest test yet

Confederations Cup: Portugal present the All Whites with their biggest test yet They can not catch Mexico or Portugal - both of whom are on four points - going into their last match against the European champions on Saturday. Despite the fact that Osorio might surprise us with some more changes this Saturday, Mexico fans should expect Guardado to appear in the starting lineup. [Full Article...]

CNN sends sketch artist to White House press briefings

The cable network sent their Supreme Court sketch artist over to the White House briefing room on Friday where Sean Spicer gave a off-camera briefing. The Trump administration, which has a largely adversarial relationship with the media, has been restricting coverage of the White House press briefing of late, either by not holding it every day, or by banning cameras and sometimes even audio cove... [Full Article...]

Pep Guardiola jumps on Catalonia independence bandwagon

Pep Guardiola jumps on Catalonia independence bandwagon Among the protesters was Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who called for Catalans to vote in the October 1 referendum, El Pais reported. Catalonia regional government leader Carles Puigdemont announced that an independence referendum will be held on October 1, in defiance of the Spanish government which has said the vote will not be allowed. [Full Article...]

Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

Today, almost four million Indian Americans are in the United States, and more than 166,000 Indian students are studying in the U.S., contributing $5 billion in economic activity and supporting an estimated 64,000 American jobs, the official said . [Full Article...]

As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK

As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK But in Britain many media portrayed Davis, a veteran Brexit campaigner, as having climbed down from his insistence that the European Union must immediately open talks on a future free trade agreement rather than limit negotiations, as they are now, to basic issues of the divorce, such as the rights of expatriate citizens. [Full Article...]

Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan unknown to authorities as terror suspect

Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan unknown to authorities as terror suspect But he said that while security would be stepped up, the country's terror alert level would be kept stable. "If we do that, it would be fulfilling the aim of the terrorists". Prosecutor's spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch confirmed his death and said no other explosives were found on his body - some Belgian media had reported earlier that the suspect was wearing a bomb belt. [Full Article...]

After high-profile losses, reps seek change at top

You get reliable intelligence and forecasts on more than a dozen factors that affect the economy and are critical to your business and financial success. Ossoff and his opponent, Republican Karen Handel - who won the seat on Tuesday evening with 52% of the vote - spent a combined $50 million raised from national Democratic and Republican organizations. [Full Article...]


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