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Mattis vents U.S. frustration over North Korea

The calls for a response come as spy satellites detected new activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site for the first time in several weeks, according to two USA officials who spoke to CNN . "He showed no signs of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surroundings", Dr. Daniel Kanter, director of the neurocritical care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said in a news conference last week. Read More »

Armed men storm Philippine village, take hostages

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He added that troops were in pursuit of the militants. The hostage situation has now been resolved, according to Reuters . Gen. Restituto Padilla told a press briefing at the presidential office in the capital Manila that militants had withdrawn from the school. Read More »

Our Opinion: Comey and Trump

Comey's testimony, however, was damaging to a president who is quickly losing credibility. In the wake of James Comey's riveting testimony , Congressional investigators say they want to know if the White House has recordings of Trump's discussions with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

Doctors said Warmbier suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. Mr Koss, a 70-year-old Wyoming resident, said: "I had to come out to support the family, and also just to show, in my opinion, the North Korean government that we are a dignified country, unlike them". Read More »

Merkel wants good-spirited Brexit talks, focus on European Union 27

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble both said last week that the "door was open" for Britain to remain in the EU. "One of the things that I will be calling on with other European leaders today is that we do more working together to ensure that we stop the spread of extremism on line, that we prevent terrorists from having a safe space online and we keep our citizens safe", she said. Read More »

UK government expects Scotland to support EU repeal bill

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Mr Russell commented that Brexit must not see the UK Government attempt to reduce devolved competence or attempt to avoid the need for legislative consent from Holyrood and that the Scottish Government expects to be closely involved with the UK Government on proposed legislation that affects Scotland . Read More »

Police investigate suspicious death of man found at Vancouver's Kingsgate Mall

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BC Ambulance and police responded and rushed the man to hospital but he passed away. Const. Jason Doucette said officers are working with the consulate to reach the man's parents and make arrangements. Investigators and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the cause of death. The mall is owned by the Vancouver school district. Anyone who may have any information about this incident is asked to call police at 604-717-3321. Read More »

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

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On Sunday, the United States downed a piloted Syrian Army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside after it dropped bombs near US-backed forces. Russia , Syria's staunch ally, said on Monday it would treat us -led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down. Read More »

Mattis vents USA frustration over North Korea

Trump said Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that United States has "a very good relationship with China and I do like President Xi ". Young Pioneer Tours, the tour company Warmbier used, issued a statement on Tuesday that said they will no longer be organizing tours for USA citizens to North Korea. Read More »

Opposition picks Meira Kumar as presidential candidate

There is no way that the Congress , the Left, RJD and TMC would have agreed to support the BJP candidate, and with Mayawati making it clear that the only way she would support an Opposition candidate was if he or she was an eminent Dalit, it eventually boiled down to a choice between Meira Kumar , Prakash Ambedkar and Shinde. Read More »

The Senate's Health-Care Advance

Released Thursday, it would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase tax increases on higher-income people, insurers and others. Veteran Senator John McCain said the draft bill was better than Obamacare in "100 ways", but like many Senators wanted to study the bill further and consult with his state's governor. Read More »

U.S. military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

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Australia said Thursday it had lifted a suspension of its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria that was imposed amid tensions with Russian Federation after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane this week. Repeated U.S. airstrikes against Syrian forces and allied militias in southeastern Syria had already caused alarm that the U.S. might be drawn deeper into the country's civil war . Read More »

Egyptian-American Muslim Teen Killed in 'Road Rage Incident' in US

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He said he asked police why the suspect killed his daughter but they wouldn't comment on a potential motive. He said that he believes the killer targeted his daughter and her friends due to their clothing, which identified them as Muslim: "He followed the girls, and all of them had headcloths, meaning they are Muslim, and he had a baseball stick". Read More »

Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded From Serious To Fair

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The officers were part of a security detail assigned to Scalise because he is majority whip and the third-ranking GOP House member. Three others were shot in addition to Scalise. Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner and congressional aide Zach Barth were also shot during the incident, and U.S. Read More »

EU Council President Tusk Says 'Dreams' About UK Staying in EU

But it is important to remember not all those three million or so people are affected - around 84 per cent of them already have the right to stay post-Brexit. British Prime Minster Theresa May is set to fly to Brussels to try to break the impasse in Brexit negotiations over the status of expatriate citizens after Britain leaves the bloc. Read More »

Man behind German reunification, Helmut Kohl, dies at 87

This required great political strength and courage - both of which qualities Helmut had in abundance. He prayed for the Almighty God to bless Kohl and the freedom he helped to secure. In a statement , Netanyahu praised Kohl's "commitment to Israel's security" during his tenure as chancellor , and expressed appreciation for his "empathy" towards the Jewish state. Read More »

Abbas extends condolences over Portugal deadly forest fire

Other major fires located near Coimbra and Castelo Branco, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the Portuguese national news agency, Lusa, the official death toll now stands at 61, but they expect the number to rise as fire crews are able to safely douse the fires. Read More »

EU President Donald Tusk says Brexit could be reversed

No EU national now living lawfully in the United Kingdom will be made to leave on the day of Brexit under proposals outlined by Theresa May to her European Union counterparts. And he has not been alone. Earlier, EU president Donald Tusk had channelled former Beatle John Lennon as he said he hoped Brexit could be reversed - though others immediately poured cold water on the idea. Read More »

Reform Movement Decries Senate Republicans' Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans had been briefed on the plan earlier Thursday. It is not a given that Mitch McConnell is going to be able to thread the needle and get this bill through the Senate, but if he sticks to his guns and holds a vote before Senators leave for the Fourth of July recess, Trumpcare may be dead before it ever really got off the ground. Read More »

Trump says he never recorded his conversations with James Comey

After weeks of speculation, President Donald Trump has finally come clean about comments he made concerning "tapes" of his private conversations in the White House with former FBI Director James Comey . But that didn't exclude the possibility that recordings were created by another entity. Trump's earlier suggestion about tapes evoked the secret White House recordings that led to Richard Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal. Read More »

After Vote, Party Leaders Say Perimeter Remains Battleground

Rice's sentiment was echoed by other House Democrats in recent months including Reps. Others dismissed the idea that Pelosi really played much of a role in the outcome in Georgia , where Democrat Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel by about 5 percentage points. Read More »

Trump Comes Clean About Comey 'Tapes'

Ironically, in fact, it was Trump's "tapes" tweet that inspired Comey to release his memo to the Times via a friend a few days after . "I don't think - that's not a threat". Tim O'Brien, a Trump biographer, told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" earlier this month that Trump told him during interviews that he was recording their conversations. Read More »