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Trump signals shifting approach to North Korea after death of USA student

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He said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" broadcast Tuesday that while it's not clear exactly what happened, there can be speculation that North Korea made "unjust and cruel treatments" to Warmbier. Trump - who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail - has turned to Beijing to help pressure its ally North Korea , prompting concern among Asian partners that America might go easy on the South China Sea territorial dispute. Read More »

Britain's Labour Party says PM May has no authority before Brexit talks

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Theresa May has still not secured a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to allow her Government programme to survive a Commons vote, a day before the Prime Minister sets out her legislative measures in the Queen's Speech. There are some contentious issues to address, some likely to lead to hot debates, particularly Britain's Brexit Bill, differing expectations from either side earlier in the year needing to be addressed and quite likely, early on, though following Theresa May's latest ... Read More »

Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness

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Montgomery County Judge Steve O'Neill agreed to keep jurors' identities under seal. The judge will consider whether to release the jurors' names at a hearing on Tuesday. The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. Mike McCloskey, one of six alternate jurors chosen for the almost two-week trial, discussed his experience in an interview with Pittsburgh radio station WDVE . Read More »

Woman who hid gun in her vagina gets probation in drug case

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Waco police say that when Castaneda was arrested in 2015, she told officers on her way to McLennan County Jail that she was packing a loaded handgun in her birth canal. The real story here is that a young woman got "off track" for a while. "The court honored those steps today with the granting of deferred probation". Read More »

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as first heir

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For years, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef , has been the kingdom's counter-terrorism chief who put down an al Qaeda campaign of bombings in 2003-06. According to analysts briefed by Reuters, the move was expected, but the timing is surprising, and Mohammed bin Salman's rapid rise into power has created some discord within the royal family and has made Saudi policy more unpredictable than in previous years and decades. Read More »

North Korea claims test of new cruise missile to target warships

They landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, where USA aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan participated in joint exercises with the South Korean navy that ended earlier this week. military bases for aggression (sic) from its territory", the statement said. European Union sanctions against North Korea date back to 2006 and are part of global efforts to halt a nuclear and ballistic missile programme which experts say is meant to give Pyongyang the ... Read More »

Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for joint military drills

Qatar has always been seen as an individually focused state assuming its own policy course and going against the common policies of the other GCC states. "They are still in a phase of denial and anger", Dr. Anwar Gargash said. Qatar says the sanctions have also brought personal hardship for its citizens who live in neighbouring countries or have relatives there. Read More »

Scottish leader Sturgeon says will work to keep Conservatives out of power

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The SNP lost seats to the Conservatives , Labour and the Liberal Democrats in the election - with other high-profile casualties including John Nicolson, Mike Weir and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh. Former Tory minister Gavin Barwell, who lost his Croydon Central seat to Labour, earlier said: "I don't think you can call a result where you have got a vote share up at almost 43% disastrous". Read More »

Emma Watson is hiding copies of The Handmaid's Tale around Paris

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Members of The Book Fairies routinely hide books around the world for people to find, read, and, ideally, leave for someone else. We're four episodes in to The Handmaid's Tale and we can not get enough. The people of Paris have been on a scavenger hunt since the post in an effort to find the hidden books and have been sharing their successes and failures online. Read More »

Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

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It is possible that the lady saw an aircraft and the unrelated explosion, which appeared to be associated with the plane. As anger mounted among the relatives of those killed, the daily Publico reported that civil protection personnel and back-up fire crews only reached the fire site two hours after the first emergency calls. Read More »

White House responds after Otto Warmbier's death

He was sent back to the United States in a coma after being detained on a school trip and held for more than a year and a half. They did not cite a specific cause of death. Second, the president should demand the immediate release of all other Americans that are still trapped in North Korea. Three Americans remain held in North Korea. Read More »

Flint, Michigan airport remains closed after police officer is stabbed in neck

The man in police custody has been identified as Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian citizen. He will get a court-appointed attorney and court spokesman David Ashenfelter said he will remain in custody until a bond hearing next Wednesday. Bishop International Airport has been evacuated and "all passengers are safe", according to a statement released on the airport's Facebook page . Read More »

Simon Coveney urges North's parties to reach deal

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The two dominant parties in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein and the DUP, both have terrorist origins and once killed each other. Following a meeting, the party president, Gerry Adams, spoke alongside his colleagues outside No 10. Before entering talks with the parties on restoring the institutions on Monday, Mr Coveney held discussions with Northern Secretary James Brokenshire at Stormont House. Read More »

Man arrested over abusive twitter post after London mosque

Witness Maria Idrissi said on Twitter the attacker " went into Regent's Park mosque during taraweeh and tried to attack a man but luckily [was] stopped by police and detained outside ". Darren Osborne , a 47-year-old father-of-four from Cardiff, Wales, is being held by police, suspected of ploughed a white hire van into a group of Muslim worshippers. Read More »

Republican avoids upset as Karen Handel wins in costly Georgia congressional race

Mick Mulvaney , now President Trump's budget director. Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC. "Oh my gosh. Ugh", Handel said to Elliot about running again in a short matter of time. Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose. Read More »

Queen's Speech: May's priority is 'best possible' Brexit deal

Trump's planned state visit to the United Kingdom, announced by British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year, was not mentioned by Queen Elizabeth II in her speech at the opening of Parliament on Wednesday, prompting further speculation over whether the trip will happen. Read More »

Canadian Man Charged In Stabbing Of Airport Officer

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The suspect was arrested and was cooperating with investigators, FBI special agent David Gelios told a news conference. The FBI says the suspect is a 50-year-old resident of Canada. A suspect was in custody. BREAKING: Law enforcement official says Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at terrorism as a possible motive in stabbing of officer at Flint airport. Read More »

What was Queen's Speech missing? Donald Trump

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LONDON - Weakened by a disastrous election, British Prime Minister Theresa May ditched some of her most controversial campaign pledges and suggested she was willing to soften her approach to leaving the European Union as Queen Elizabeth II delivered the government's legislative agenda to Parliament Wednesday. Read More »

French journalist dies in Iraq after being wounded in Mosul

He said civilians were escaping from the Old City with up to 400 approaching the positions of Iraqi forces yesterday. The Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) were 200-300 metres (yards) away from the mosque, an Iraqi military statement said, a view supported by a senior commander of the worldwide coalition fighting Islamic State. Read More »

Government launches new Facebook alert system for child abductions

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The original AMBER Alert system was introduced in the United States in 1996, initially using radio stations to broadcast details of child abductions. A national child abduction alert system that flashes urgent information about missing children on a person's Facebook feed has been launched in Australia. Read More »

3 militants killed, army officer injured in J&K

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The police official said, "as the security forces tightened the cordon around the hiding terrorists , they came under heavy automatic gunfire from the hiding terrorists, sparking a fierce gunfight which is on (as of 10.30 pm)". The officials said the army camps had been set up to help locals who were "possibly intimidated" by the militants. "Once a semblance of security is ensured in these areas, people may not follow the diktats", an official said. Read More »

DUP: Talks with Tories have not gone 'as expected'

They said at least 90% of the confidence and supply deal had been agreed but the DUP appeared to be digging in on some issues as the abolition of air passenger duty. "It's time for the Conservatives to come clean and tell us: Is no deal better than a bad deal?" Mr Barnier also wants to get to grips with the Irish border in the early phase but Dublin would prefer to wait until there is greater clarity from London on what it wants, that is if the government actually knows. Read More »