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China failed to rein in North Korea's nuclear program

Mattis was speaking alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the two met Chinese officials to discuss North Korea and other regional issues, including China's continued military build up in the South China Sea . The company that organized Warmbier's trip confirmed to ABC news that it will no longer provide tours to North Korea . Doctors had described Warmbier's condition as a state of " unresponsive wakefulness " and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown ... Read More »

CBI seeks severest possible penalty for 1993 blast convicts

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Advocate Salvi informed the court that as the acts of the first five convicts amounted to conspiracy, in light of various judgements of the apex court wherein conspirators were awarded the maximum punishment, which is death, CBI would seek for maximum punishment. Read More »

Sindarius Thornwell selected No. 48 overall, reportedly traded to Clippers

With his selection by the Bucks, Thornwell becomes the 38th Gamecock all-time taken in the NBA Draft, and the first since Renaldo Balkman was selected 20th overall by the New York Knicks in 2006. But Dozier dropped in some mock drafts as draft day approached, perhaps due to an outside shot that many viewed as too inconsistent for the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Man died of 'multiple injuries' in mosque attack, police say

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Police were called at 12:21 am on Monday and Ali was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:04am at Finsbury. It was a tragedy, all of a sudden this van ran us over. The van driver was pinned down by locals before being shielded from retaliatory violence by an imam and detained by police. It's too soon to say, but the historical reputation of the mosque-long since rehabilitated-as a place with ties to Al Qaeda might have had something to do with it. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts North Korea over death of U.S. student

Last week, the release of a detained USA tourist in what initially seemed a gesture of goodwill by Pyongyang turned sour when it was revealed that 22-year-old Otto Warmbier had been in a coma for some time. He was brought back to the U.S. last week with brain damage, in what doctors described as state of " unresponsive wakefulness ", and died on Monday. Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence ... Read More »

Political, Legal Experts Question Impartiality of Robert Mueller

When Wallace pointed out that Sekulow had just admitted the President was under investigation, Sekulow reiterated that he had not been notified of anything. "What's being said right now is that the special counsel is looking at everything, including the circumstances around Comey's firing". It's unclear where that process stands. Read More »

Brexit: Britain's stance unclear after general election, says European Union parliament president

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As well as Britain's exit bill and citizens' rights , the two sides will have to discuss whether they can avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Brexit secretary David Davis met with European Union leaders for the official beginning of Brexit negotiations on Monday, with uncertainty remaining following the loss of the Conservative majority in the recent general election. Read More »

Donald Trump: I have no recordings of chats with fired FBI director

The tale of mystery began last month, just days after Trump fired Comey , who was then leading an investigation into contacts before and after the election between the president's campaign and Russian officials. White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders refuted speculations from the press that Trump was playing "game" in order to make sure that Comey tell the truth. Read More »

London high-rise fire death toll raised to 79

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He said an "urgent inspection" of around 2,500 similar tower blocks across the country was taking place to ensure safety. The leader of the council facing intense criticism over its handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster has insisted there is an "effective" relief effort on the ground. Read More »

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

He also said he orchestrated a leak of information from memos he wrote about his recollections of private conversations with the president to trigger the naming of a special counsel , which did follow. Tapper questioned why Trump tweeted the veiled threat at all. Q: Why not now? He cryptically added: "You are going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer". Read More »

Merkel Backs Macron On Pushing For EU Values

Macron said in an interview before the summit that countries can not pick what rules to obey and should face "political consequences" for not respecting those to which the European Union has agreed. Her resignation was followed by Richard Ferrand late on Monday who announced that he was stepping down as the territorial planning minister to pave the way for investigations. Read More »

Le Pen, Valls reelected to French Parliament

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A whopping 91 percent of the MPs from Macron's party are newcomers to parliament, reflecting the president's priority for candidates from outside the political world. Socialist leader Jean-Claude Cambadélis announced his retirement from the post, and urged the left "to change everything, its form and its substance, its ideas and its organisation". Read More »

Democratic lawmaker: Pelosi is worse than Trump in some areas of

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It's well past time to stop politics and do policy. This reminds me of the endless debates after Hillary Clinton's loss about why she didn't have much of an economic message. Other outside groups and Handel also focused on this theme. Some Republican members have said that it would be good for their party if Pelosi remains the top Democrat in the House. Read More »

Jared Kushner arrives in Israel

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Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona , dismantled in February after an Israeli Supreme Court ruling. "There's a very good chance that we will soon have relations with what we call the Saudi coalition", said Communications Minister Ayoob Kara, the Israeli Cabinet's only Arab member. Read More »

Opposition names Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate

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By nominating Meira Kumar on RJD chief Lalu Prasad's insistence, the Opposition has presented a logic which Kumar can not dismiss: That Meira Kumar, the daughter of the famed Dalit leader Jagjivan Ram, who is as accomplished in governance as Kovind and more so a Bihari, was much more worthy of the CM's support. Read More »

Friend of ousted South Korean president gets 3 years in prison

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The court said Choi, Park's friend for 40 years, "committed so many illegal activities" as she pressured university administrators to grant admission and then give favors to her daughter. Ms Park has denied all allegations of corruption. Prosecutors accused Choi, 61, of conspiring with faculty there to have Chung's academic records altered - including grades for exams she never took - despite poor class attendance and plagiarized reports. Read More »

Angela Merkel says UK offer on EU citizens 'a good start'

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Before departing from the Europa building, British Prime Minister Theresa May laid her offer of citizens' rights on the EU-27 table. We've wanted it to be one of the early issues to be considered in the negotiations That is now the case. But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he hoped leaders of the other 27 European Union nations would offer "reciprocal, corresponding generosity" for the 1 million Britons living in Europe. Read More »

What's next for the Senate health care bill?

Medicaid , the health insurance program for low-income families and elderly or disabled Americans, as well as many children with special needs, covers one in five in the US, or more than 70 million people. The bill eliminates most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act , and it bars people from using tax credits to buy policies that pay for abortion and blocks Planned Parenthood from getting any money from Medicaid . Read More »

Qatari riyal under pressure as Saudi, UAE banks delay Qatar deals

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Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain announced on Monday they were cutting diplomatic ties and closing all connectivity links with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. The biggest United States air base in the Middle East is in Qatar and around 10,000 personnel work there in support of several allied operations in Iraq, Syria and around the region. Read More »

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

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The fleeing gunmen reportedly rigged some areas of the school with homemade bombs, Alcarioto said, citing statements by some of the freed captives. Pigcawayan is 190 km south of Marawi City, where BIFF militants, along with fighters from other groups allied to ISIS, have been holed up and fighting the Philippines military since May 23. Read More »

Differing views from DUP and SF on talks progress

Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy said there was not the "level of engagement needed" to break the political stalemate. He rubbished any suggestion an agreement could be reached between the parties in Belfast before details of any Tory/DUP confidence and supply accord were published. Read More »

Health care protesters dragged out of US Capitol

With a 52-seat majority in the U.S. Senate, Republicans can only afford to lose two GOP votes on the bill. Speaking to reporters, Paul said they have begun crunching the numbers in the GOP proposal and said "it looks to us like the Obamacare subsidies will remain in place and may well exceed what is in the current Obamacare ". Read More »

All state institutions cooperating with JIT, says Musadik Malik

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Malik said whatever he said in the correspondence from overseas during his days of suspension, he did as the officer of the FIA and owns the report which he submitted to then president in late 90's. A day before the Supreme Court had directed the JIT, headed by FIA's additional director general Wajid Zia, to submit its final report of investigation on July 10. Read More »