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South Korean leader says he shares 'common' goal with Trump

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Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said that the first meeting of the new "US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue" on Wednesday would focus on North Korea. It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the United States struggle to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test launching of missiles or a change in USA. Read More »

North Korea accuses USA of 'smear campaign' over student's death

Through statements on KCNA, North Korea said it dealt with him according to its domestic laws and worldwide standards. Doctors there said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. "I asked on behalf of Dennis for his release three times", Volo told ABC News . "When I was organizing the trip and I (met) with the delegates here, I addressed Otto Warmbier and I said to them we would need some type of good faith if we're ever going to do some type of future ... Read More »

Russian Federation threatens to target U.S. warplanes over Syria

A US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria , on Monday, two United States officials told CNN , the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month. The escalation of conflict in western Syria , where USA forces shot down the Syrian plane, could potentially lead to a division between the eastern and western sides of the country, Mosser says, much as Germany was divided by the Berlin Wall when the US and Russian Federation were in conflict after World ... Read More »

Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief

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On Thursday, India dismissed Pakistani military's statement as farcical and an attempt to influence the proceedings of the ICJ. Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March a year ago, filed a mercy petition admitting "his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities" in Pakistan, the army said in a statement on Thursday. Read More »

London van attack: Suspect identified and arrested in terror investigation

Osborne, a 47-year-old married father of four, was apprehended by the public and handed over to police, a move that was widely welcomed. Ten people were injured and police said a man died at the scene, though he was receiving first aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or something else. Read More »

France probes death reportedly from exploding cream canister

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The death of Rebecca Burger , 32, was announced on social media by her family this week. Rebecca Burger, 33, had an online presence that included 160,000 Instagram followers and more than 55,000 Facebook fans before she died from cardiac arrest during the weekend, despite attempts from medical professionals to revive her, BBC News reported . Read More »

Steve Scalise is out of intensive care following shooting

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Scalise was updated to fair condition on Wednesday and "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the hospital said. "When the witness responded that it was a Republican event, Hodgkinson reportedly remained at the baseball field". Read More »

British election shocker: PM loses majority in Parliament

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But Brexit talks - which are due to start in 10 day's time - could be delayed and the Prime Minister's personal authority undermined by the shock result. Though Labour is not expected to form the next government, even through an alliance with smaller parties, the vote suggests the British warmed to the party's vision of keeping close ties with the lucrative European Union market. Read More »

London tower blaze began in faulty fridge

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It will establish how the fire started and the speed and spread that it took hold of that building. McCormack said the police investigation would look at the entire facade of the building, how the building was constructed and the refurbishment work. Read More »

May's talks with DUP to stay in power not going as expected

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The Democratic Unionists will only strike a parliamentary deal with the Conservative Party if it delivers tangible benefits for Northern Ireland in terms of jobs and investment in health and education, a senior member has insisted. "This Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", she promised. But opposition parties have said it is a way of avoiding the government being voted down in a Queen's Speech next year when talks in Brussels get tough ... Read More »

United Nations chief condoles with Portugal over wildfire deaths

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Large areas of central and northern Portugal are covered in dense woodland and hilly terrain, much of it pine and eucalyptus trees, both of which burn well. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "Horrified to hear of tragic loss of life in Portugal fires". The country was in mourning after the deadliest such disaster in Portugal's recent history, with many victims burnt as they were trapped in their cars. Read More »

Russian Federation 0-1 Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo Wins It

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio says it will be the flawless opportunity to show that Mexican soccer has matured and reached a level at which it can succeed under the most hard circumstances. We need to play with motivation. For Russia , anything but a victory will mean an early exit from its home tournament, although advancing was already seen as a hard task in a group with Mexico and Portugal . Read More »

'I did not make' any Comey tapes

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His instinct is: "'I'll out-bluff you'". " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ", Comey added. United States President Donald Trump has said that he does not have any tapes or recording of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Where key US Republican senators stand on healthcare bill

SENATE: The draft legislation would phase out Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid over three years, from 2021 to 2024. While on the campaign trail past year, President Donald Trump promised better health insurance, expanded coverage and lower prices, Miller said , and anything short of that "should be dead on arrival" in Congress . Read More »

United States would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

It was an Iranian-made Shahed 129 and was thought to be armed and in firing range of U.S. troops. On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US-led coalition have also struck pro-regime forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan. Read More »

NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers 10 Earth-like planets

NASA says several of the 10 new potentially habitable planets circle stars similar in size to our sun . The planet candidates, announced this afternoon by the U.S. Finding two distinct groups of exoplanets, Fulton added, is like discovering mammals and lizards make up distinct branches of a family tree. The video below provides an overview of the discovery. Read More »

Donald Trump says he won't fire 'bothersome' Robert Mueller

Trump indicated that he believes Mueller should recuse himself during a Friday morning appearance on Fox & Friends. Earhardt asked why the president wanted Comey to think he had tapes. "But, Robert Mueller is an honorable man, and hopefully he will come up within a honorable solution". A source told reporters that Trump confided to some of his aides that Comey was forced to tell the truth during his testimony due to the existence of the tapes . Read More »

North Korea denies torturing US student

In his memoir, Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea , he said how one interrogator kept telling him: "No one remembers you". Dettwyler drew a parallel between Warmbier's alleged stealing of a propaganda poster with "white males routinely [getting] away with raping women" in the United States. Read More »

UK Seeks to Reassure EU Citizens to Stay after Brexit

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Some are notably concerned about a lack of details and how family members of those citizens will be affected. The government said details of the plans will be published on Monday. The EU wants the European Court of Justice to arbitrate on any disputes over citizens' rights in Britain, a proposal London has rejected . About three million live there now. Read More »

10-year-old dead as Tropical Storm Cindy swallows the Gulf Coast

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Tropical Storm Cindy pushed ashore along the Louisiana coast Thursday morning, delivering high winds, rough surf and heavy rain. The National Weather Service in Little Rock says the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will move into southern Arkansas later Thursday, bringing scattered thunderstorms and some areas of heavy rainfall. Read More »

Thousands mourn Otto Warmbier at funeral

Portman was quoted as telling reporters that Warmbier was an "amazing young man" and North Korea must be held accountable for his death. "This goes beyond any kind of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility toward any human being", Mattis said. Read More »

Ensure post-Brexit rights, Alfano-Davis

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They also come three months after Prime Minister Theresa May locked Britain into a two-year countdown to Brexit in March 2019. He also predicted the start of UK-global trade talks by September 2016, and that German industry would pressure their government to get a special deal for Britain. Read More »

Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y. They said the measure missed delivering a GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". If passed , the bill could have other effects on aging states like Pennsylvania. "These cuts are blood money". "Let's be very clear". Trump shares that view, and passage of the Senate bill would move the president much closer to being able to boast about the adoption of a ... Read More »

Trump calls Mueller's friendship with Comey "bothersome"

President Donald Trump flatly denied tape recording former FBI Director James Comey during their meetings in the White House, but also said "you never know what's happening" when other administrations were conducting "unmasking and surveillance". Read More »