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American Student Released by North Korea


Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March of 2016 after being accused of attempting to steal a propaganda poster from his Pyongyang hotel while visiting the country. Warmbier is expected to arrive at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center later on Tuesday. A White House official says the May meeting in Oslo was attended by Joseph Yun, the USA envoy to North Korea. Read More »

Scott signs medical marijuana bill into law


He had earlier stated he would sign the bill. Scott's office sent out a news release after 5:30 p.m. Friday that said he had signed the marijuana bill, along with 37 others, but did not comment. However, medical marijuana users will be allowed to vape, and use infusions and edibles. The bill still bans smoking, despite amendment supporters threatening to sue after saying it is written into the language. Read More »

Russian Federation fire cruise missiles on ISIS terrorists in Syria

Under the current President Donald Trump's administration, "the US military has clearly been given the space to act more boldly in its campaign in Syria", she says. That is where USA forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for the fight against Islamic State militants. The 48-hour truce that had started there at noon Saturday was supposed to be extended. Read More »

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who United Germany, Dies at 87

The German reunification that Kohl oversaw is considered a major success story, but it remains a polarizing one that is still to be continued. Clinton said: "He was called upon to answer some of the most monumental questions of his time , and in answering them correctly he made possible the reunification of a strong, prosperous Germany and the creation of the European Union ". Read More »

Brexit bills dominate United Kingdom govt agenda

Like the State of the Union in the US, the queen's speech usually outlines goals and proposals for the next year. For instance, the queen arrived at Parliament in a vehicle, rather than a horse-drawn carriage, and delivered the speech in everyday dress, instead of the traditional royal robes. Read More »

No autopsy for U.S. student detained by North Korea

The North previously released American detainees it had accused and convicted of crimes against the state on the occasion of high-level visits by USA officials. A separate KCNA article published hours earlier also criticized South Korea for using Warmbier's case to seek the release of other detainees, including six South Korean citizens. Read More »

Trump remains confident of the US's economic policies

He then went on to appoint millionaires to his cabinet, making it the wealthiest administration in U.S. history. And when CNBC says "rambling," hoo boy. They wanted that. But these are people that are great, brilliant business minds. We have lost sight of this country's world leadership role and now China has assumed the responsibility. Read More »

Pelosi: Senate Health Care Bill Is 'Heartless'

The response from some: It better be. The crowd chanted President Trump's name after Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested Georgia special election to fill Tom Price's former seat in the House of Representatives. Read More »

Trump incriminates ex-FBI chief Comey of lying


Expressing hope - a word that's open to interpretation and nowhere near evidence of obstruction of justice - is clearly not a crime. His dry quip at a riveting Senate hearing that he was "between opportunities" vastly understates the career prospects now available to him - not to mention potential benefits from the public's fascination with a man who has commanded respect while drawing outrage from both political parties. Read More »

Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan


The Ministry of Defense also published four photos (available below) of Azerbaijani tactical gear and weapons left behind near Artsakh Army positions. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Three UN Security Council Resolutions (853, 874 and 884), and United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 19/13 and 57/298 refer to Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan . Read More »

More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats


Filemon Vela, D-Texas, who has previously supported Pelosi as leader, told Politico . "And we better focus", Ryan said. "This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi ", insisted Rice". But for other Democrats critical of their party's leaders, Tuesday's losses resurfaced long-simmering frustrations with Pelosi's leadership and the party's message heading into the midterms. Read More »

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill


Texas' two US senators are split over their chamber's version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act . It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. Wisconsin Medical Society President Noel Deep says any proposal should continue affordable, quality coverage. House bill: Would eliminate most of those taxes. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing US student Warmbier

Doctors said the University of Virginia college student, who was on a tourist trip when arrested, had suffered severe brain damage while in North Korean captivity. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing had made "unremitting efforts" to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula, not as a result of external pressure but because China was a responsible member of the global community and resolving nuclear issue was in its own interests. Read More »

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

Sen. Kasich was part of a group of Republican and Democratic governors who wrote a letter last week to Senate leaders calling for them to work in a bipartisan way to revamp the nation's complex health insurance policies. Even if the Senate bill were modified to avoid destabilizing markets, it would leave many people in the middle class still paying higher premiums as a result of Obamacare's regulations but now receiving less federal help. Read More »

Dead, 1 in Custody Following Apparent Shooting in Minnetonka


Officers were informed of a shooting at the facility when they were en route, and arrived to find one man dead. "No force needed", Minnetonka Police Chief Scott Boerboom said. The man in custody, a 65-year-old, is being held pending charges. Boerboom said they are not looking for anyone else in the incident and there is no threat to the public. Read More »

Trump tweets again, in defence of his tweeting

But Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, also has retained an attorney to represent him. Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi not the real problem for Democrats: Carly Fiorina


Kathleen Rice of NY, led a meeting of anti-Pelosi House Democrats . Pelosi's office claims even loftier triumphs, saying she's raised more than $500 million for Democrats since entering the party leadership in the early 2000s, including $141.5 million in the 2015-2016 cycle. Read More »

Tax cuts for rich are part of the Senate GOP health bill

Despite promises to the contrary, it will leave millions of people without health coverage, and others with only bare-bones plans that will be insufficient to properly address their needs. President Donald Trump plans to lead the talks to get the reluctant Republicans back on board. Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. Read More »

Republican Healthcare Plan losing Support


Trump promised during his campaign not to reduce Medicaid . Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law. Read More »

Obama slams Senate GOP health care bill


Now, facing an enormous challenge in the Senate on health care, Trump and his team are opting for a hands-off approach on legislation to dismantle the "Obamacare" law, instead putting their faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver a legacy-defining victory. Read More »