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North Korea's Nuclear Tunnels See Activity, Trump Says Chinese Pressure Failed

US and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs are meeting later Wednesday in Washington for security talks. Trump appeared to acknowledge as much in a tweet Wednesday, a day after the death of USA student Otto Warmbier, 22. effort to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test-launching of missiles or a hardening in USA policy toward China. Speaking to reporters after meeting with top Chinese officials, however, Tillerson and Mattis said Wednesday that Washington and Beijing were pushing ... Read More »

Warmbier family declines autopsy

Warmbier was a student at the University of Virginia when he travelled to North Korea in January 2016 as a tourist. He was detained and sentenced to 15 years hard labor. He and his predecessor/father, the late Kim Jong Il, have long ruled with fear and megalomania, and they taunt both the United States and South Korea, strengthened by a trade alliance with China. Read More »

Tories confident of sensible deal with Northern Irish DUP - minister


Mrs May's plans are expected to include a repeal bill to transfer European Union law back to the United Kingdom and other bills to cover immigration, customs and trade. The speech will also be memorable for another reason: the singular lack of pomp. For instance, Elizabeth arrived at Parliament in a auto, rather than a horse-drawn carriage, and delivered the speech in everyday dress, instead of the customary royal robes. Read More »

Doc says wounded rep cheated death, will recover


What a miracle it would be if there were no fatalities in the senseless attack Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va., that targeted Republican members of Congress as they were practicing for an annual congressional baseball game against Democrats. Read More »

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

No ban is imminent, but deliberations gained new urgency after Warmbier's death, said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal diplomatic discussions. It appears we might never know the exact cause of death for Otto Warmbier, a Wyoming High School grad held in North Korea for 17 months for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. Read More »

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf


On Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey also declared a statewide state of emergency . Wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour could result in some sporadic power outages along with spotty roof and tree damage. For state officials in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, their greatest concern is flooding. From operator reports, BSEE estimates that approximately 17.24 percent of the current oil production and 0.32 percent of the natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in. Read More »

House gives initial OK to final budget agreement

But they praise its impact on providing coverage to around 20 million additional people and forcing insurers to provide more generous benefits. By doing so, Democrats aim to send the GOP healthcare bill to a committee for public debate and amendment, he said in the report. Read More »

Trump signs order expanding labor apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are few and far between. Before exiting Air Force One, Trump spoke to the two families he said face high medical insurance premiums under the current federal health care law. His executive order shifts more taxpayer money into apprenticeships, allowing people to learn while they earn a paycheck. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) likes to say that the former reality show star president could champion apprenticeship programs all over the country by playing on his celebrity past. Read More »

The Next Step on North Korea

The website 38 North at Johns Hopkins University said water has been spotted pouring out of a tunnel in the northern part of the complex where test preparations appear to be in progress, while two trucks were also spotted parked near the engineering wing. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Ends Massive, One-Game Scoreless Streak Amid Transfer Rumors

The guys answer your tweets on Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or chances, Spain or France , and why Arsenal don't chase Aubameyang. It goes without saying that all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo in Moscow . "We improved greatly when Hector came in and we have to see what happens now against Russian Federation", said Osorio. A lack of focus could seep into his game and consequently hinder his national side. Read More »

Neighbor Called Sheriff About James Hodgkinson

Representative from Alabama Republican Mo Brooks, who was a witness to the shooting, however, said this incident wouldn't change the Republican opposition to gun control even though Congress members had been under attack this time. The Republican-hating zealot who targeted members of the GOP congressional baseball team in a shooting spree had penned ranting missives to his local newspaper for years. Read More »

German parliament backs plans to withdraw troops from Turkey


Germany has maintained a presence at Incirlik since 2014, when Turkey joined the coalition fighting ISIS. The Bundestag said on Wednesday its members must have access to troops stationed overseas to fulfil its constitutional duties. The German decision comes after a long-running diplomatic row between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Her critics accuse her of trying to curry favour with President Erdogan to secure Turkish help in stemming the flow of migrants into the EU. Read More »

U.S. urges China to pressure North Korea to rein in weapons progams

From the White House to Capitol Hill, pressure mounted for a tough USA response, even as US diplomats sought to protect others Americans from facing a similar fate. 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier died less than a week after his return to the United States after almost a year and a half in North Korean detention. Read More »

Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

He began his day by reveling in Karen Handel's victory in a special election in a House district in suburban Atlanta. Trump's plan to use $200 billion in federal funds to leverage investment in national infrastructure improvement has prompted rural groups to fight for broadband's inclusion, arguing that such access is a 21st-century version of the electrification and water projects that brought prosperity to sparsely populated areas in the past. Read More »

Macron to rearrange French government


Trade unions have said Macron must listen to their demands and not use his majority to bulldoze policy reforms through, or else face unrest. REM routed the Socialists and heavily defeated the rightwing Republicans, while the far-right National Front (FN) of Marine Le Pen - whom Macron defeated in the presidential run-off on May 7 - had a disappointing night. Read More »

Trump to restrict business with Cuban military, limit travel

The law was as inequitable as it was a risky lure. The Trump administration will keep 12 categories of acceptable travel that include family, journalism, and religious activities. Some 285,000 people visited the Caribbean country in 2016, up 74 percent over 2015, with Americans the third biggest group after Canadians and Cuban expats. Read More »

Death Toll From London High Rise Fire At 79, Could Still Grow


The men and women at the Chelsea Fire Station had no idea the Grammy-winning singer planned to visit them Monday, at least not until she came knocking on their window. "We are now undertaking sampling on Clements Court and the other high-rise tower blocks that have had rain-screen cladding systems installed on them - in line with DCLG [Department for Communities and Local Government] guidance", the council said. Read More »

Macron plans reshuffle after big parliament win


The new body will be almost six years younger on average, have a record 224 women lawmakers, and will be strikingly more varied in background if politically less experienced . The staunch europhile in stark contrast to presidential rival Marine Le Pen will take part in his first European Union summit Thursday and on Friday in Brussels . Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon


The strike came a few days after the US Senate passed a bill on new sanctions against Iran. It was not known what exactly was hit and Iran has provided no details. "We will retaliate against the terrorists and their supporters who martyred our people", the IRGC's second-in-command, Lieutenant General Hossein Salami, said after the Tehran attacks. Read More »

Defense Secretary Mattis condemns North Korea following Otto Warmbier's death

The U.S. pushed China Wednesday to rein in companies that deal with North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted ahead of the high-level talks that Beijing's efforts to sway its wayward ally weren't working. A day after Warmbier's death was announced , Sen. Yet dropping bombs on Kim Jong Un's nation - an option the USA says remains on the table - is so risky that many analysts see it as implausible because of North Korea's ability to launch a devastating attack on its ... Read More »

Farmers Protest Near Thane, Block Highway, Cops Injured In Clash


Mumbai: A clash between protesting farmers and the police took place on a national highway in Maharashtra near Thane. The 12600-acre premises belongs to the Navy. Demanding the MoD to give back their land, farmers from at least 17 villages were holding protests at 10 locations. The biggest of them was on the Thane-Badlapur highway, where they had blocked traffic. Read More »

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat


The Australian Defense Force's name for its effort to fight ISIS is Operation OKRA . The F-15E intercepted the armed drone after it was seen advancing on the Coalition's position. As a result of the threat, Australia said on Tuesday it would suspend its military campaign. Despite protests from the Syrian government, which requested Russia's military backing in 2015, the USA has set up an operations base to train and assist anti-government groups fighting ISIS. Read More »

Packer Arrested in Hawaii


NBC affiliate KHNL/KGMB in Honolulu, HI reports that police pulled over Letroy Guion , 30, in Waikiki around 4 a.m. Wednesday on a routine traffic stop. That just wasn't the case. He missed the first three games of the 2015 season following a violation of NFL's substance abuse policy. He was a cheap rotational piece who would cash in on $1.7 million in 2017. Read More »