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North Korea accuses U.S. of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier

Only about a week has elapsed since ex-North Korean detainee Otto Warmbier returned to the United States in a coma after 17 months in custody. The KCNA news agency Friday said that Warmbier was treated in accordance with domestic law and said that allegations that he may have been tortured during almost 18 months in detention were "groundless". [Full Article...]

'These cuts are blood money… People will die'

Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes. Four GOP senators say the newly released Senate health care plan is dead on arrival unless they see some major changes . [Full Article...]

Scalise Family: This Father's Day Has a Special Meaning

He's now expected to recover. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said that Scalise had been talking and texting following the shooting. Barth was hospitalized and released, Williams said. Scott DesJarlais, Trent Franks, Mo Brooks, Morgan Griffith, Jim Jordan and Jeff Duncan, among others - were intended targets of 66-year-old James Hodgkinson's rampage at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexand... [Full Article...]

What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?

What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party? Pelosi , in a letter to colleagues, said that when Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. "My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the [financial] support that I do, which is essential to our elections". [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars'

Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars' But as the event showed, it's nearly not worth the trouble. Reporter Trey Yingst of the conservative-leaning One America News Network asked Spicer point-blank if the president believes that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 elections. [Full Article...]

Trump suggests he bluffed about tapes to keep Comey honest

Trump suggests he bluffed about tapes to keep Comey honest Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said, NBC News reported. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel to oversee the investigation , including potential collusion between Trump's campaign associates and Russian officials. [Full Article...]

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China There was no news of any other survivors being found. A landslide caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to crash down on the village of Xinmo in Southwest China , burying 120 people early Saturday, the Associated Press reported. They were taken to Maoxian County People's Hospital and none suffered life-threatening injuries. Mao County, or Maoxian, is on the eastern margin of the Tibetan pla... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation threatens to target United States warplanes over Syria

Russian Federation threatens to target United States warplanes over Syria Iran described the strike as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50, the first such IS assault in the country. The truce was meant to be extended but now appears to have collapsed. "The situation is back as it was in Daraa city and fighting is ongoing", said Daraa-based opposition activist Ahmad al-Masalmeh. [Full Article...]

Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on IS group targets in Syria: Guards

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed to have launched six missiles from Iran into Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria , where US-backed troops are combating ISIS, in an effort to show the USA that Iran is not going to accept U.S. [Full Article...]

Finding solution to Korea crisis everyone's responsibility: China

Finding solution to Korea crisis everyone's responsibility: China Any punitive measures by Beijing against companies allegedly supporting North Korea would be carefully calibrated - to push Pyongyang to stop its nuclear tests but avoid being seen as giving in to USA pressure, analysts say. Last week, what initially seemed a gesture of goodwill by Pyongyang - the release of a detained United States tourist - turned sour when it was revealed that 22-year-old Ott... [Full Article...]

N. Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

N. Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death In an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman suggested he helped secure Otto Warmbier's release from detention in North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in an interview with CBS earlier this week that it was clear North Korea bears a heavy responsibility for Warmbier's death. [Full Article...]

South Korea finance minister vows to cooperate with USA on North Korea

South Korea finance minister vows to cooperate with USA on North Korea The United States, meanwhile, is ramping up capabilities to defend against the threat from North Korea , staging its first-ever successful test to intercept an incoming ICBM-type missile in May. News of the test came one day after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China, Pyongyang's sole ally, to put more pressure on the North to rein in its atomic weapons and ballistic missile programs. [Full Article...]

North Korea Declares Itself 'Biggest Victim' In Otto Warmbier's Death

By the time the North Koreans shipped him home, his brain was so damaged he would never recover, and he died within days. "The family chose, rightfully so, not to share that information while he was in captivity... Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, died this week, days after returning ... [Full Article...]

Brussels Bomb Suspect Identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek Previously 'Known to Police'

Brussels Bomb Suspect Identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek Previously 'Known to Police' The criminal case is initiated as "an attempt of terrorism murder", Van der Sypt noted, adding that a counterterrorism investigator was carrying out the probe. Eric Van der Sypt said Tuesday that the man sought to explode a bomb on Monday but it failed to fully detonate. "The bang was very loud, it was like a very big firework that just went up in front of my nose", he said. [Full Article...]

Is Trump's Bluff About Comey Tapes A Crime?

Is Trump's Bluff About Comey Tapes A Crime? The #united states president Donald Trump , said "time will tell", when asked about his opinion on the future of Robert Mueller , the special council in charge of the probe into Russian interference in the USA election campaign. "There's been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that", Trump told Fox, adding that Mueller "is an honorable man and hopefully he'll come u... [Full Article...]

'Bothersome' that Mueller is 'very good friends' with Comey

'Bothersome' that Mueller is 'very good friends' with Comey Trump also said that some of the staffers that Mueller has hired for his investigation "are all Hillary Clinton supporters". "And if you look further back, before he heard about that, I think maybe he wasn't admitting that so, you'll have to do a little investigative reporting to determine that". [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi not the real problem for Democrats: Carly Fiorina

Sen". " Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker", Rep. Kathleen Rice , D-N.Y., said on MSNBC. Representative Kathleen Rice from NY claimed that she's been approached by an increasing number of members of the Democratic caucus, telling her that the party needs to move forward with new leadership and without Pelosi. [Full Article...]

Trump's 'true friend' PM Modi arrives in Washington

Trump's 'true friend' PM Modi arrives in Washington Modi responded to the tweet thanking Trump for the personal welcome. India does not have a formal alliance with the USA, but defense ties have intensified in recent years with joint drills between the two militaries and defense sales. The four lawmakers are - Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and Senator Ron Wyden, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee,... [Full Article...]

Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates

Sen. Johnson is among a small group of Republican senators who announced their opposition to the bill after it was made public Thursday. McConnell has said multiple times that he will press for a vote before the Senate leaves town for the Fourth of July recess, and it looks as though he has a lot of bargaining to do in the meantime. [Full Article...]

South Korea finance minister vows to cooperate with U.S. on North Korea

South Korea finance minister vows to cooperate with U.S. on North Korea The military said the missile, a Hyunmoo-2 with a range of up to 800 kilometers (nearly 500 miles), hit its target accurately. The latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year, could be for the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket engine, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]


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