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North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

The funeral for Warmbier will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Wyoming High School, where he was an athlete and salutatorian of his 2013 class. North Korea officials say Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. Read More »

CNN's Tapper points out how Trump's Comey tape lie backfired spectacularly

In the middle of May, Tramp posed to Comey to make sure that there were no records of their conversations before " merging media information ". He also said he hoped that the alleged tapes of his conversations with Trump do exist. Others said they were not surprised by the president's revelation. In that interview that aired Friday morning on "Fox & Friends", Trump also suggested a motivation behind the tapes tweet. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to fair condition

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They did not offer a clear answer on Wednesday and said they continue to investigate. He entered the hospital in critical condition and has undergone several surgeries. Hodgkinson had a history of domestic violence , having been arrested for domestic battery in 2006. Slater said Hodgkinson legally purchased both the guns he used in the attack - the handgun in March 2003 and the rifle in November 2016, after the presidential election. Read More »

North Korea says Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us as well'

The attendees included Ambassador Joseph Yun, the US special envoy who travelled to Pyongyang to bring Mr Warmbier back, and US Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from the nearby Cincinnati area. Warmbier was to be buried at a Cincinnati cemetery. "Didn't matter what time of day or what he was doing, he'd drop everything to help his friends", Mr Beerck said . Read More »

Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

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But to get to even 50, Republicans have a lot of persuading and rewriting to do on a host of concerns, including abortion policy, Medicaid expansion and whether the plan follows the "Jimmy Kimmel test". NPR's Alison Kodjak begins our coverage. Its analysis of the Senate bill is expected early next week, a day or two before the vote. Democrats have been hammering Republicans this week on the Senate floor for a lack of transparency on their bill that was drafted behind closed doors, ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower blaze started in fridge freezer

Documents have been seized, police said, but they have not carried out any raids of businesses. Ms Constance said: "Scottish building regulations state that cladding on high rise domestic buildings built since 2005, and cladding added to existing high rise domestic buildings since 2005, should be made of non-combustible materials or a cladding system that has met stringent fire tests". Read More »

Forecasters counting tornadoes in Alabama

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Water wasn't the only problem. "One of our safety concerns is alligators", said local neighborhood watch organizer Erin West. He was among authorities stressing that the storm's danger wasn't limited to the coast. A line of severe weather from Tropical Storm Cindy battered this northwest Florida community. As the system gets closer, rain will fall at a steady rate, he said. Read More »

Everything you need to know about Darren Osborne

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He was named in British media as Darren Osborne , 47, a father of four. A driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday in an attack that police said they were investigating as a terrorist incident. Read More »

China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on NKorea

The meetings between the two sides followed the death of Otto Warmbier on Monday, the American student returned to the USA last week in a coma after being detained in North Korea for 18 months. Thornton said the talks would also cover the South China Sea , where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbors and caused tension with Washington; U.S. Read More »

Jeffrey Donaldson: 'Very Good Chance' Of Tory Deal

It comes the day before parliament is opened by the Queen, after the return following the election was delayed. Under these appointments, Helen McEntee is minister of state with special responsibility for Brexit while Minister of State Ciaran Cannon takes special responsibility for the diaspora and worldwide development. Read More »

Moon Has No Reason to Be Cheerful About N.Korea

North Korea announced Warmbier's detention January 22, 2016, and the University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor after a televised confession that he tried to steal a propaganda banner. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: Deadly London fire started in fridge, police say

She reassured people their immigration status would not be investigated. The investigation will probe whether the use of the cladding material at Grenfell Tower had been illegal. On Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said the government can test more than 100 buildings a day, and that some tests of cladding on similar large residential buildings have found them to be combustible. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing OH college student Otto Warmbier

President Barack Obama whose government never requested his release, according to comments carried by the official KCNA agency. The spokesman said it was a "mystery" as to why Warmbier died days after returning home, but compared his death to the case of another American detainee, Evan Hunziker. Read More »

France's Macron set for landslide majority in parliament, polls show

However, the preliminary statistics of the French Interior Ministry unveiled a record abstention rate in the country's parliamentary elections since 1958, at 51.4 percent, exposing the "democratic fatigue" in France . Responding to the criticism, a senior party official of Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party said there would be no riding roughshod over alternative views. Read More »

Otto Warmbier: Family declines autopsy for USA student held by North Korea

The vigil was put on by the University of Virginia Student Council at 9 p.m.at the amphitheater on Grounds. Warmbier visited North Korea in January 2016 on a sightseeing tour. The American public's view of North Korea has been drastically deteriorating because of Warmbier's death . However, in the eyes of North Korea, where Kim Jong Il is revered as a demigod and proselytizing is seen as an assault on the state, the two had committed heinous crimes. Read More »

Philippine Military: Civilians Trapped In Besieged Marawi City

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Such risk is lost on Camalia Baunto as she waits for her husband's return, holding vigil at a government building where rescued civilians are brought. "I have to drive them out", he said. Unlike most Mindanao-based militants, the group has also targeted Manila , where it placed an improvised explosive device close to the US embassy last November. Read More »

Donald Trump´s controversial state visit left out of Queen´s Speech

Eight of the 24 Bills which survived the policy cull related to the process of leaving the European Union in March 2019. May omitted several policies touted in the Conservative election campaign, including plans to change funding for the care of older people, which opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". Read More »

North Korea calls itself 'biggest victim' in death of Otto Warmbier

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. North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a USA official told Reuters on Thursday. Read More »

North Korea Calls US President Donald Trump A 'Psychopath'

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from the Cincinnati area, told the throng of reporters stationed outside that Warmbier was "an awesome young man" from a resilient family and that North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who died Monday. Read More »

Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

The Metropolitan Police said they are considering manslaughter charges among the criminal offenses that may have been committed in relation to the fire . The Hotpoint fridge freezer was the catalyst for the fire, she said, adding that the disaster was not an act of arson. The cladding was installed on the 24-storey council-owned Grenfell Tower , which was built in 1974, as part of a refurbishment completed past year. Read More »