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Trump cancels Obama's 'one-sided' Cuban deal

Sen. Bob Menendez released a statement applauding Trump's call for Chesimard to be returned to the U.S. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter calling the move "a mistake" and "shortsighted". Trump said Friday that any easement of restrictions on doing United States business in Cuba would have to wait until political prisoners are freed and fair elections are held. Read More »

Concerns Over Senate Health Care Would Impact Medicaid In Arizona

It called the version passed by the House last month "a categorical failure" and said the Senate version is "equally troubling". And because this administration and those who believe in it don't care about poor people (that includes poor white people who voted for this oligarch!), low-income people would pay higher prices for less coverage . Read More »

US 'regrets' Russian decision to cancel talks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the penalties are created to "maintain pressure on Russian Federation to work toward a diplomatic solution". A spokesperson from the State Department told CNN that Russian Federation is fully aware this decision didn't come out of the blue. Lawmakers in the U.S. Read More »

Bodies Found, US Destroyer Almost Foundered After Collision


The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo's Oi wharf, where officials were questioning crew members about the cause of the nighttime crash. The ship's radio room, a machinery room and two berthing spaces were damaged. The crew had to fight to keep the ship afloat, he said , and the ship's captain is lucky to have survived. Read More »

Fil-Am sailor among 7 killed in USA destroyer collision

They were trapped with five others in a flooded berthing compartment after the crash about 56 nautical miles off the coast of Honshu, Japan. The Coast Guard originally said the collision occurred at 2:20 a.m. Bryce Benson, were injured in the collision and were transported by helicopter to a naval hospital in Yokosuka. Admiral John Richardson arrived at the USA naval base in Yokosuka on the outskirts of Tokyo to meet bereaved relatives and officers who served on the USS Fitzgerald . Read More »

Germany and France favourites to house London-based EU agencies post-Brexit


Over after-dinner coffee, May will outline her plan to provide early guarantees for some three million people living in Britain from other countries in the bloc, a British source said . Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Thursday to convince European leaders she can still push through Brexit despite being badly weakened by an election bet that turned sour. Read More »

Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to further clarify Mr Trump's tweets at the daily press briefing. Amid a dilemma that seems to be reduced to who of them are lying and who are telling the truth, Comey was hopeful that there were recordings of their conversations and assured that he would consent the liberation of such materials. Read More »

Philippines military repels pro-IS fighters' school attack in Pigcawayan


It took soldiers and militiamen a long time to regain control of the barangay due to the captivity of 31 residents the bandits used as human shields to forestall clearing operations. Dickson Hermoso, assistant secretary of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process (OPAPP), said the BIFF, a splinter group of the MILF, was not a party to the negotiations. Read More »

New Smart City list released: Thiruvananthapuram, Naya Raipur selected


Thiruvanathapuram has topped the list, while Naya Raipur is on the second spot. This includes Rs 46,879 crore for ensuring core infrastructure in the areas identified by citizens for area-based development and Rs. He said, there will be no compromise in selection of cities and quality of smart city plans. Other prominent capital cities in the list include Amaravati, Patna, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Shimla, Dehradoon, Aizawl and Gangtok. Read More »

Border is a special case, Coveney tells Europe

Mr Coveney, who met with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during the week, said an unprecedented "political solution" was needed to keep the status quo and an effectively invisible frontier. Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has dismissed "language coming from London" in recent days that technology alone - cameras and online permits - could bypass the need for border posts on the island of Ireland. Read More »

Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

There's no way that we can look at a situation like this with any kind of understanding. Although he opened and closed his eyes, the doctors said there were no signs that he understood what was going on in his surroundings. In October 2014, Jeffrey Fowle, an OH tourist arrested after a Bible was discovered in his hotel room, was released - a month after being sentenced to six years of hard labor. Read More »

Venkaiah wants cities to raise funds from local markets


Watch video for more ... Thanks to the bonds, Pune mayor Mukta Tilak said, the corporation will be able to complete the 24X7 water supply project. Mumbai: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has become the first local government body in the country to seek investment through a public bond offering, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday. Read More »

World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute


The resolution requested the ICJ to advise whether the process of decolonising Mauritius was lawfully completed, following the separation of the islands. The issue was a bilateral dispute and not a matter of decolonisation, she said, and the ICJ intervention would undermine the court's role in giving advisory opinions. Read More »

Jim Bennett sues to get in Utah race to replace Chaffetz


Brian Head has been evacuated, and as the fire spread toward Garfield County on Wednesday evening, evacuations were ordered for 400 homes in Horse Valley, Clear Creek and Beaver Dam. Bob Bennett, who wants to get on the ballot with his new political party. "I was very concerned that in doing that, which I thought was bad policy, that we would disenfranchise in the 3rd Congressional District about 190,000 registered Republicans, who would like to have a say in who their next Congress person ... Read More »

Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers were ultimately anxious that Obamacare would collapse if they didn't implement the plan . Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more , visit But that ended Thursday after Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill . Read More »

No autopsy for USA student detained by N Korea

Beerck described Warmbier as a "goofy kid" who would "drop anything to help his friends". During his funeral at his Wyoming High School alma mater, loved ones will pay tribute to a son, a brother, a neighbor and a friend. He died Monday at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. "He should have never been detained in the first place", Senator Rob Portman of OH told reporters on Thursday. Read More »

Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down


Pelosi has helped engineer budget deals, an overhaul of the nation's health care law and an economic stimulus during her years as a leader. Edward Mills, an analyst at FBR & Company, said the results would bolster the chances of policy victories for Trump and Republicans in the coming months. Read More »

US says Russia not behaving in threatening way in Syria


The drone was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at about 12:30 a.m. A defense official also said that it was an act of self-defense as the drone was armed and within a range of striking US-led coalition troops. The US military said that it will continue to shoot down "pro-regime aircraft" if they persist to pose a threat to coalition and allied militias. Read More »

Theresa May unveils offer on EU citizens after Brexit

Outlining the five main principles of her "fair and serious offer", May told other European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels that she wanted to offer certainty to European Union citizens about their future in Britain , again using a softer tone in her approach to Brexit . Read More »

Kovind to file nomination today; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

After declaring two days ago that she won't have a negative approach towards the NDA's nomination for the Presidentship - Ram Nath Kovind - as he was a dalit BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday changed her stance to openly back UPA's nominee Meira Kumar "Meira Kumar is more capable and popular than the NDA candidate", she said. Read More »

Otto Warmbier Funeral: Final farewell for USA student detained by North Korea

The Daily Herald reported ( ) Tuesday that 48-year-old Kenneth Bae posted a statement about Warmbier's death on his Facebook page. "They have demonstrated that they have no respect for the rule of law and they showed a lack of respect for basic human dignity and rights". His cause of death remains unknown. Read More »

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 »