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US Prez Donald Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace'

North Korea said last month it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" U.S. citizens it detained for crimes against the state. "China understands that the United States regards North Korea as our top security threat", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Wednesday. Read More »

Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans

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Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with the United States on topics of mutual interest. Diplomatic relations, restored only two years ago, are to remain intact. GAESA, a conglomerate run by General Luis Alberto Rodriguez Lopez-Callejas, son-in-law of Cuban President Raul Castro, operates dozens of hotels, tour buses, restaurants and other facilities. Read More »

Columbus Couple Arrested After State Police Find Stolen Merchandise, Meth, Counterfeit Money

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John Perrine, of Indiana State Police. Indiana State Police say most of the stolen property had been taken from stores in the Columbus area including Walmart, Lowe's, Menards, Rural King and Best Buy. Troopers also found items that had been reported stolen by local residents. "All this evidence is linked, so every time we can connect it to another crime or another suspect, the safer our communities are going to be", said Perrine. Read More »

Australia suspends air operations over Syria as conflict escalates

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That incident followed two others involving U.S. fire against pro-regime forces on the ground as they came close to the garrison. "The coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat", the USA military said in a statement. Read More »

China tried, but failed, to help on North Korea

The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea . A spokesman for the Hamilton County coroner says Dr. A number of foreign travel agencies in Beijing that arrange travel to the DPRK said they were suspending these tours. Even though Trump didn't specifically name the Obama administration, the former president issued a statement defending his efforts to free Warmbier . Read More »

Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader

Moon has hinted at an intensive push for easing military tensions and improving inter-Korean relations. The launch comes a day after Moon suspended the deployment of a controversial USA missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, pending an full environmental assessment. Read More »

Virginia primary to help gauge USA political mood under Trump

Perriello emphasized a progressive, national platform throughout his campaign and was endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama singing his praises. Northam's state-party backing beat Perriello's national support. Voters are also choosing candidates for lieutenant governor and several state House seats. Read More »

Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings

The FBI was investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible contacts with Trump campaign associates. "The president clearly wants a bill that has heart in it", Spicer said. A reporter for The Atlantic texted White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon over why the decision was made to go off-camera for more of the briefings, and he texted back, "Sean got fatter". Read More »

Senate GOP to unveil health care bill Thursday

That means the bill could come to a vote next week . Some Republican senators voiced concern on Wednesday about the rush to consider the major legislation as their party's leaders prepare to unveil it. Whatever else it does, it seems like a good bet that the Senate GOP's bill will have the same basic structure as the House GOP's: a trillion-dollar tax cut for wealthy investors that's paid for by slashing Medicaid for the poor and Obamacare subsidies for the middle class. Read More »

Diverse crowd at vigil for slain Muslim teen

A funeral service for Hassanen was held Wednesday afternoon. "The Fairfax County Police Department has partnered closely with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office with the common goal of justice for Nabra as well as for her family, friends and community", FCPD said in a news release . Read More »

In US : Police Officer stabbed at Michigan Airport

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The Washington Post reveals that the man reportedly continued to shout "Allah!" as he kept stabbing the officer, going on to ramble various things regarding the current wars in places like Syria and Afghanistan . Ftouhi is accused of stabbing Lt. Jeff Neville. He says Neville's condition also has been upgraded from critical to stable condition. He is now second in command with airport police at Bishop. Read More »

USA aircraft downs pro-Syrian regime drone southeast Syria

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The statement said the location was close to where another "pro-regime" drone - which intelligence sources separately identified as Iranian - was shot down on June 8 after dropping bombs near coalition forces. The significance of our action is underscored by the Russian reaction . The US Central Command stated that the armed pro-Syrian regime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was getting close to anti-ISIS Syrian partnered forces on Tuesday. Read More »

Beyonce And Jay Z's Twins Have Arrived

Her father, Matthew Knowles , was the first to publicly acknowledge the birth on Twitter , with a celebratory picture of balloons and a message from "Granddad". "We have been blessed two times over", Beyoncé wrote alongside the snap. The twins were reportedly born on June 12 at UCLA Medial Center, but the couple kept the births under wraps for almost a week. Read More »

SpiceJet signs deal to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets

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Ryanair said the new $1.1 billion order, combined with its existing order for 100 Max 200s and options on a further 100, would enable it to grow its traffic to 200 million passengers by 2024. "The airlines themselves have made a lot of purchases over the years and they are slowing down". The 737 MAX 10 will be the most profitable single-aisle airplane, offering the lowest seat costs ever. Read More »

WAR LOOMS - US shoots armed Syrian drone targeting American troops

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The drone, downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by us forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to defuse heightened tensions in southeastern Syria . On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the United States of "open collusion with terrorists" in Syria. "You are not just fighting Bashar al-Assad", Murphy said. Read More »

State terminates independent contractor analyzing Line 5 risks

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Sixteen sections of underwater oil and gas pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac were found unsupported on the Great Lakes bottom during 2003 inspections - spans of 140 feet or longer, well beyond state requirements for mooring the pipe. So far Det Norske Veritas has not received any payment for its work and the state is reviewing the payment terms of the contract, she added. State officials say the risk analysis was still being completed when the worker began the project for Enbridge. Read More »

Rouhani says will not back down from missile program

Dr Rouhani added: "Terrorists who become injured in the region, are sent to Zionist Regime's hospitals for treatment. Today, roots of troubles, violence and insecurities in the Muslim world, as well as the whole world, can be traced in the fake and brutal Zionist regime and the U.S. Read More »

Immigration rights activists are pleased by Trumps decision to k

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The #trump administration has earlier said the program will remain. Ratcliffe is a former US attorney whose work led to the arrest of more than 300 illegal aliens in a single day. "Although this unconstitutional executive amnesty had been temporarily blocked by the courts , it threatened to issue 5 million new work permits to illegal aliens who would mostly compete with low-skilled American workers who still face double-digit unemployment rates and declining wages", Chmielenski continued. Read More »

AIADMK (Amma) supports NDA nominee Ram Vinod Kovind for President

Unlike, other BJP-appointed governors who have made things hard for some non-BJP chief ministers, Kovind had never once created any problem for him, Kumar said. "Our support or opposition is not for a particular person, but on the BJP ideologies". Not only does it ensure Kovind's election as the next president, it also exposes the inability of the Congress to forge a united opposition challenge to the NDA. Read More »

After Donald Trump's Tweet, China Says It Works Non-Stop On North Korea

Otto Warmbier , the American college student who spent 17 months in detention in North Korea , died on June 19, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio, his family said in a statement . The Trump administration worked to secure Warmbier's return to the United States. Asked whether talks with the North would be tantamount to caving in to its demands at a time when Pyongyang is refusing to make any concessions, Moon said, "I have never mentioned a dialogue with no preconditions whatsoever". Read More »

Turkish FM in Qatar to resolve Gulf diplomatic rift

The US has agreed to sell $12 billion worth of American F-15 fighters to Qatar amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis between Doha and the neighbouring Gulf countries, the media reported. "America's relationship with Qatar is built on the foundation of bilateral security agreements and Qatar's strong role in facilitating United States military forward deployment in the Middle East". Read More »

Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

Flynas tweeted that it seeks not only pilots but also sales, security, maintenance and other personnel. A United Nations aviation body should declare Gulf Arab measures against Qatari air traffic as illegal, the chief executive of Qatar Airways said in comments to CNN published on Monday, after some Arab states cut ties with Doha in a diplomatic row. Read More »