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South Korea Says North Korea Drones 'grave Provocation'

Given that there's not likely to be progress when North Korea's denuclearization is a prerequisite for dialogue, Moon argues for the need of a gradual process with the ultimate goal of North's complete denuclearization. North Korea is also holding Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim. Three other USA citizens, who are ethnic Koreans, and six South Koreans remain in custody in North Korea. Read More »

Sinn Fein to hold talks with PM May and Taoiseach Varadkar

DUP leader Arlene Foster says she's had "very good" discussions with the British Prime Minister, and she hopes to reach a conclusion sooner rather than later. Sir John Major is one of those urging caution. The performance of the British economy could also influence perceptions: Data on Wednesday showed average weekly pay in the three months to April was down 0.4 percent, year-on-year, in inflation-adjusted terms - the biggest fall since the three months to September 2014. Read More »

Moon Sends Condolences to Otto Warmbier's Family


Meanwhile, Otto Warmbier's family have said they will not seek an autopsy on his body, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH said in a statement carried by news channel CNN. The travel agency specializes in North Korea tours and is based in the central Chinese city of Xi'an. North Korea accuses the U.S. of plotting with regional allies to topple its government. Read More »

Saudi king names son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince


In the past Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who worked closely with the USA when fighting Al-Qaeda, was regarded a key link in relations between Riyadh and Washington. Currently, he is Saudi Arabia's defense minister. Appointed as the Kingdom's new ambassadors were Prince Faisal bin Sattam bin Abdulaziz, to Italy, and Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, to Germany. Read More »

Modi inaugurates new campus of CDRI in Lucknow


In a series of tweets later, Modi said, "Today, Yoga has become a part of so many lives". Conveying his greetings to all those who joined the Yoga Day 2017 celebrations across India and the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Yoga's enormous popularity outside India is high and has connected the world with India. Read More »

Administration weighs ban on North Korea travel

A spokesman for the Hamilton County Coroner told HuffPost that Dr. Lakshmi Sammaraco's office has agreed to take the case, but wouldn't comment further. North Korea has detained at least 14 US citizens in the past decade. Trump has tried to leverage China, North Korea's only major ally, to apply more economic pressure on Pyongyang to help stop its nuclear and missile programs and other acts of defiance against the US and its allies. Read More »

18 protesters arrested after Philando Castile court decision

Other cities across the country have held rallies protesting the verdict. Yanez stared ahead with no reaction as the verdict was read. "My first-born son died". He said he believed the officer followed proper protocol and that Castile was moving after Yanez told him not to reach for the gun. Nielson said police gave three warnings for people to get off the freeway. Read More »

Corker: US considering North Korea travel ban


The president seemed to place blame on the Obama administration, saying that if Warmbier had been returned home to the U.S. earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". North Korea said last month it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" USA citizens it detained for crimes against the state. Warmbier's family says in a statement released by a hospital that he died Monday afternoon. Read More »

Republicans fend off Democrats in Georgia and S. Carolina


Voting concluded at 12.00 a.m. BST, but results were not expected for several hours. Party organizations, independent political action committees and donors from Los Angeles to Boston sent a cascade of money into a race , filling metro Atlanta's airwaves with ads and its 6th District neighborhoods with hordes of paid canvassers. Read More »

Inmates accused of killing prison guards face murder charges


Dubose and Rowe were transported from Tennessee to the Putnam County, Georgia courtroom during the over night hours Tuesday. Authorities say they then carjacked a driver and fled in the stolen auto. Deputies said they tried to steal another vehicle, but a homeowner held them at gunpoint with the help of a neighbor before authorities took them into custody. Read More »

China invites Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner to visit Beijing


A 2016 U.S. Government Accountability Office report estimated the U.S. government spent more than $80 billion in IT annually, excluding classified operations. "This structure is unsustainable", Kushner said. The group, which included administration officials, then broke to attend an afternoon of working sessions on topics including big data, citizen services, H-1B visas (for highly skilled foreign workers) and cloud computing. Read More »

Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning


The Pentagon statement added: "The demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward Coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-Isis (IS) operations will not be tolerated". plane of a Syrian Su-22 and the use of ballistic missiles by Iran against ISIS targets - are evidence of a scramble in eastern Syria that's been gathering pace since the beginning of the year. Read More »

GOP Senator: ObamaCare Repeal Bill Coming Thursday

The undecideds included two Senators from states whose governors oppose the Medicaid cuts (Heller and Portman), but Bill Cassidy of Louisana has shown signs of supporting the secret Republican bill. Senate Democrats can't filibuster the bill because it's protected under special budget rules and only requires a majority vote. Democrats have started a series of protests this week that could intensify as the Senate approaches that vote. Read More »

ICC may have two World T20 Cups in place of Champions Trophy


The celebrations there on Sunday echoed scenes across Pakistan, as well as Indian Kashmir, where the 180-run victory was met with defiant pro-Pakistan chants from supporters waving the national flag and setting off fireworks. But it was fellow paceman Hasan Ali , the player of the tournament having kickstarted Pakistan's revival in their group-win over South Africa, who ended the match with more than 19 overs to spare when he had tailender Jasprit Bumrah caught by gleeful captain and ... Read More »

Queen to outline United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

The agenda is essentially a watered down version of the Conservative Party's election campaign manifesto, a document widely blamed for the party's loss of command in Parliament. The Queen's Speech is prepared by the government of the day and read out by the monarch to lay out the legislative priorities for parliamentary proceedings. Read More »

Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed condolences to Warmbier's family, according to the Korean publication Chosun Ilbo . He died while receiving treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center . He called North Korea a "brutal regime". He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labour. "I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea ". Read More »

House Minority Whip supports proposed travel ban to North Korea


The University of Virginia student died Monday . Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American missionary who spent nearly two years in a North Korean prison before he was released in November 2014, asked people to pray for Warmbier's family. They said that Yun's trip was the first fruit of those efforts and that North Korea may have freed Warmbier to open up space for diplomacy with Washington , even if they anticipated the anger that his condition would provoke in the United States. Read More »

Handel thanks Trump for support in key GOP win

But Ossoff still received $10 million more in support than Handel . Democrats are now looking ahead to the 2018 congressional elections in which they need to gain 24 seats to reclaim the lower house. House, according to state party officials. Voting technology activists also are keeping a close eye on the race after new details emerged last week about a security lapse at the center that manages Georgia's election technology. Read More »

Belgium has identified station bomber


Van der Sypt said the man was from the Molenbeek neighborhood, the home and transit point for numerous suspects linked to attacks in Brussels and in Paris in November 2015. "And at first I thought, maybe it's just a regular explosion, an electronic device or whatever", he said. "But when I heard the second explosion I started to get in instinct mode". Read More »

Australia suspends Syria airstrikes amid US-Russia tension


Party insiders say Georgia is not a must-win given the GOP advantages here, but winning in a district like this could put them on their way to a successful 2018, and it would embolden donors and volunteers nationally - and potentially boost candidate recruiting in friendlier districts. Read More »

Republican wins first 'Trump referendum'

Ossoff, a former congressional aide and documentary filmmaker, captured the anti-Trump fervor coursing through the Democratic Party and raised over $23 million for his campaign. Amid fears that Mr Ossoff could capitalise on his strong performance in the first-round vote in May, Republican supporters hit back with a number of controversial ads in the run-up to the election. Read More »