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S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile

Joseph Yun, the USA special representative for North Korea policy, who visited Pyongyang and brought Warmbier home. North Korea's treatment of an American student who died after being released from detention in a coma was inhuman and USA patience with Pyongyang is running out, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Read More »

U.S. urges China to do more to restrain North Korea

Following Warmbier's death, the tour group that arranged his trip said it would no longer take Americans to North Korea. Otto Warmbier was returned by North Korea to the USA last week, more than a year after he had been sentenced to 15 years' hard labour. Read More »

Vast Wildfire Kills 57 in Portugal

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On Sunday afternoon, almost 900 firefighters and 300 vehicles were still battling the blaze as scenes of devastation could be seen around the town. Civil Protection Agency commander Elisio Oliveira told reporters Monday morning that cooler night-time temperatures helped firefighters bring some blazes under control. Read More »

DU announces first cut-off list

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In SRCC, among the colleges that have the highest cut-offs, the entry percentage for B Com (Hons) has fallen from 98 to 97.75, and for BA Economics (Hons) from 98.25 to 97.75. As per the official statement, the DU will announce the first Cut off list of 2017 admission by 6 PM in the evening today. At Kirori Mal College (KMC), cutoff for Physics (Hons) has gone down from 98% a year ago to 96%, whereas Political Science is up to 97%. Read More »

Health insurers seek rate hikes

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They are estimated to total about $10 billion in 2018. And a couple are swooping in to pick up the business that's left behind. "The Senate bill guarantees people with preexisting conditions access to insurance at the same rate as healthy people, but there is not a guarantee that the benefits they need will be covered by insurance", said Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read More »

CNN Trolls The White House By Sending Sketch Artist To Press Briefing

This week, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta questioned the wisdom of attending the briefings at all, saying the White House was "stonewalling" journalists. A senior administration official and three people familiar with the potential changes said Monday that Spicer has discussed taking a more senior communications role at the White House. Read More »

Pyongyang denies torturing U.S. student who died after release from North Korea

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Among the offerings for 2017 are trips to Turkmenistan, the breakaway Georgian area of South Ossetia, Myanmar, Iran and Chechnya, where there have been recent reports of gay men being round up and put into camps. While Pyongyang accepted United States demands for Mr Warmbier's return on humanitarian grounds, Washington "totally distorted this truth and dared to clamour about "retaliation" and 'pressure"' on "dignified" North Korea, the spokesman told KCNA . Read More »

Twins want to get even with Indians

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Four of those victories occurred in a series sweep at Minnesota as Cleveland outscored the Twins 28-8. Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Twins to a 5-0 victory in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night. Read More »

North Korea FINALLY reacts to claim it tortured USA prisoner

The death of an American college student after his imprisonment in North Korea is threatening to overshadow the talks at the State Department. Some 2,500 mourners lined up early on Thursday morning at Wyoming High School , in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. Read More »

Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

A handful of Republicans - more than Mr. McConnell can afford to lose - were quick to disparage the measure. "After the 2020 drawback of Medicaid expansion, what this bill does in the out years, is it establishes a Medicare reimbursement rate for the states that's pegged to inflation". Read More »

North Korea censures USA for 'smear campaign' over student's death

The North Korean foreign ministry said that Warmbier was a "victim.of strategic patience ", the policy followed by Barack Obama's White House, which sought to avoid ramping up tensions with the Communist state. Mattis appeared to concur with the Warmbier family saying "we see a young man go over there healthy and with a minor act of mischief come home dead ... Read More »

Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is suggesting Iowans would not be losing Medicaid coverage even as the Senate GOP health care bill would phase out financing to expand the low-income insurance program. It takes hundreds of billions of dollars now allocated to care for the working poor, women, children and elderly, and gives it to rich Americans in the form of a huge tax break. Read More »

Funeral to be held for U.S. college student imprisoned by N Korea

He was accused of stealing a propaganda sign from a hotel and, two months later, was sentenced to 15 years hard labour. They said Warmbier remained in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" until he died Monday. It also accused Seoul of tarnishing Pyongyang's image with its "slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture" while having no knowledge of the "humanitarian" treatment Mr Warmbier received in the North. Read More »

Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

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Ms Gould told Sky that council officials and firefighters had been examining the Chalcots buildings on Friday, and the decision to evacuate was made at around 6.30pm. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack told reporters that "we are looking at every criminal offense from manslaughter onwards". Theresa May tweeted that her "thoughts are with residents being evacuated". Read More »

Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks

The order affects about 800 homes. "Grenfell changes everything and I don't believe we can take any risks", Georgia Gould, leader of the Camden Council local authority, told reporters, as residents left the five Chalcots Estate towers. The fire spread quickly through the tower block, leading to concerns that cladding on the building did not meet fire safety rules. But some residents were frustrated by the late notice of the evacuation orders. Read More »

Armed Forces: Swede missing after attack in Mali

According to local police, among the dead was one Malian soldier and five foreigners, one of whom was a French-Gabonese citizen. Mali's special forces arrived at the scene not long after the reports of gunfire erupting from Campement Kangaba, known for its three swimming pools and serene surroundings as an escape from the bustling capital's heat and traffic. Read More »

White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August

U.S. media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event. On Monday, Acosta said banning recording equipment from the briefings is because " they want their evasive answers not saved for posterity ". The president lacks confidence in his communications team and he wants to see changes. Read More »

US Service Members Wounded In 'Insider Attack' In Afghanistan

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Though police put the death toll at two, local hospitals received at least five dead bodies and 30 wounded, a lot of them civilians. Seven U.S. soldiers were shot and wounded by an Afghan commando Saturday, the second such insider attack in a week, according to Afghan officials. Read More »

Mueller and Comey's relationship 'bothersome'

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Trump said his tweet about possibly having tapes of his conversations with Comey pressured the ex-official into testifying that Trump wasn't under investigation at that time . As FBI director, Comey had not publicly said that. Trump has disputed Comey's assertion that Trump asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty during a dinner meeting they had. Read More »

Finding Votes For Senate Health Care Bill — McConnell's Focus

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The budget office analysis of the Senate measure is expected early next week. Until then, CNNMoney lays out how the plan would affect Americans. He indicated the Senate plan met that request. Because they also painted over the part that sets certain minimum standards for insurance policies. By previous year, that was down to 7 percent. "It's going to be a good bill", Trump said in a separate Fox News interview to air on Sunday. Read More »

'The View' Panelists Claim Democrat's Loss Is Actually 'Slow Progress'

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Trump tweeted Thursday morning as some Democrats call for their House minority leader's ouster after Tuesday's special election loss in Georgia . Debbie Dingell of MI. "You've got to have a charismatic candidate ", she said, implying Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff did not fulfill those roles. Front page of Silicon Valley's paper, The Mercury News of San Jose, "THE PELOSI PROBLEM: Some fault minority leader for losses", by Casey Tolan: "Some of the toughest ads against the ... Read More »