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Paris Champs-Elysees attacker pledged allegiance to IS

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Two handguns and a Kalashnikov-style assault rifle were found in the 31-year vehicle, while a weapons stash was discovered at the home of the attacker. "If you revoke the authorisation of someone who is under surveillance, they're going to know why."On Monday, witnesses saw the man being pulled from the auto as thick yellow smoke poured out.Police arrested four of his close relatives in a raid south of Paris late on Monday, a police source said". Read More »

Public funeral service set for Otto Warmbier

It says it takes around 2,000 travelers from other countries to North Korea every year, only 20% of whom are American. Tuesday's flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a US college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to N.Korea

The Ohio coroner examining the death of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months expects to share preliminary findings of the autopsy on Tuesday or Wednesday, her office said. Patients in this condition can open their eyes but do not respond to commands. The circumstances of his detention in North Korea and what medical treatment he may have received there remained a mystery, but relatives have said his condition suggested that he had been ... Read More »

Trump said to plan announcement on Comey tapes

When Tapper slammed the lawyer, inquiring if Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey even had the potential to raise the level of obstruction of justice, Sekulow said, "The president has the authority as the chief executive to make those kind of decisions". Read More »

Obama Issues Statement on Otto Warmbier's Death

A public funeral service for a US student who was detained in North Korea and eventually released in a coma has been scheduled for Thursday at his hometown high school in Ohio. ( President Trump) "It's a brutal regime and we'll be able to handle it ". She added that the North Korea nuclear issue was top of the agenda during the dialogue on Wednesday. Read More »

Russia warns US-led coalition fighting in Syria

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The remarks came amid questions whether the strike — Iran's first in the Syrian war — had been effective. "I think we're getting closer and closer to open conflict with Iran and Russian Federation, and the American public needs to know that we're moving very fast toward what could be another war inside the Middle East", Murphy told anchor Alisyn Camerota on CNN's "New Day", "something by the way that Donald Trump promised he wouldn't do when he ran for office". Read More »

Vince Cable to run for Liberal Democrats' leadership in UK

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Vince Cable has confirmed his bid to be the next Liberal Democrat leader, insisting he has the "energy, enthusiasm and experience" - even at the age of 74. "A better, wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment". Read More »

Tropical storm Cindy forms in the Gulf

CDT Tuesday about 280 miles (450 kilometers) south of Morgan City, Louisiana - or about 360 miles (575 kilometers) southeast of Galveston, Texas. Cindy is forecast to make landfall Thursday over western Louisiana and eastern Texas. Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. Read More »

U.S. says Russian Federation not behaving in threatening way in Syria

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Central Command. The situation in southern Syria has escalated in recent weeks, after a US warplane shot down an Iranian-made drone that had attacked USA forces on patrol with Syrian allies near an American outpost at al-Tanf. In response, Russian Federation announced its air defenses would track all coalition targets west of the Euphrates, and suspend the "deconfliction" hotline. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case on July 31

Real Madrid , for what it's worth, appears to be doing what it can to retain Ronaldo , with manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly reaching out to calm the star's worries and pitch him on staying put. Facebook/CristianoRonaldo has expressed his desire to transfer back to Manchester United . But the Portuguese would be costly - his Real contract has a 1bn euro (£874.88m) release clause. Read More »

State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

Trump said he spoke to Warmbier's family. "At least we got him home to be with his parents, where they were so happy to see him even though he was in very tough condition", he said. Yet, he wanted to make clear that any American "stupid" enough to travel to North Korea for leisure after what they just witnessed should be made to sign on the dotted line promising not to blame the US for whatever may transpire. Read More »

Britain is in "sombre national mood" says Queen Elizabeth

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This year, however, it is hard to escape a very' sombre national mood. Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a critical condition, the National Health Service said Saturday. And she said the words on the day of her official birthday! The public is also demanding answers about how the blaze spread so quickly amid reports that the recently-renovated building's exterior paneling fueled the flames. Read More »

Led Coalition Downs Pro-Regime Drone In South-East Syria

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The Syrian Air Force Fighter jet is shot down by the us military on Sunday and this Syrian jet bombed local forces allied with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants. A USA military official told AFP the drone was "on a run toward our folks to drop a munition on them", so the coalition shot the unmanned aircraft down in self defense . Read More »

Spicer says Trump wants health bill with 'heart'

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Lacking the votes to derail or change the Republican process, the maneuvers by the Democratic minority seemed more aimed at highlighting Republican efforts on a controversial issue. If this were an earnest attempt to reform health care, they would pass a real health care fix that is subject to the filibuster-ensuring that all our elected representatives get a say in one of the most consequential pieces of legislation of our time. Read More »

President Trump Calls American Student's Death A 'Total Disgrace'

At this time, the coroner's office said no conclusions about the cause or manner of his death have been drawn. His family said it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing. When North Korea tested a missile last month, Trump blasted Pyongyang for disrespecting China. The family thanked the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treating him but said, "Unfortunately, the very bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ... Read More »

65.6 million people forced to flee

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With a record of 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes previous year due to violence and persecution , UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on the global community to provide them support and solidarity . Lebanon, where one in six people is a refugee, continued to host the largest number of refugees relative to its national population. "The situation is being worsened by an unprecedented influx of returning refugees from neighbouring countries, especially ... Read More »

US State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

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Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Wyoming High School in Cinci. Yun learned about Warmbier's condition in a meeting a week before the release from the North Korean ambassador at the U.N.in NY. McCain is the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Read More »

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over downed Syria drone

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Hezbollah has always been allied with Iran and are fighting in Syria as Iranian proxies. Its forces are moving on three fronts, south of Raqa city, through the central Badia desert region, and along the eastern border. In April 2016, the pattern included Russian Su-24s zipping no more than a few hundred feet by the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, "dangerously close" to the ship, US officials said . Read More »

US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

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The announcement came after the USA military shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday, accusing the regime of attacking the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling militants in Isis's de facto capital Raqqa . Fighting and bombardment meanwhile resumed early Tuesday between Syrian government forces and rebels in the southern city of Daraa and nearby areas, where a 48-hour truce had gone into effect on Saturday. Read More »

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

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Brussels prosecutor's office spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch tells VRT network there was a small explosion at the station, one of the nation's busiest, but the damage was limited. "And then in front of me, I could see a burning object, and then people started to run out of the station", said witness Rémy Bonnaffé. Belgium has been under high alert for terrorism, and armed soldiers routinely patrol train stations, public plazas and other high-profile targets. Read More »

9-11 detainees can't sue top US officials

The six men, all of Arab or South Asian descent and in the USA illegally, were detained with hundreds of others and held for periods of between three and six months at a federal facility in Brooklyn, according to the opinion . A lower court still may re-examine claims against the jailer. Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented , arguing that this was a decision that will one day be remembered with shame. Read More »