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South Korea Urges North to Stop Weapons Development


SEOUL - South Korea said Friday that it is closely monitoring North Korea's missile development in cooperation with the United States amid a news report that the North has conducted another rocket engine test. Undoubtedly, North Korea's latest straightforward expression did give China some foundation to argue against USA pressure, but it also implies China's awkward position now. Read More »

Trump launches apprenticeship program, promises 'great,' 'high-paying' jobs


President Donald Trump will be touring a technical school in Wisconsin Tuesday as part of his push to boost jobs by increasing apprenticeships. The White House cites the fact that certified apprenticeship programs average a salary exceeding $60,000 per year and would provide a $300,000 increase in lifetime earnings for certified apprenticeship programs. Read More »

Democrats, party of Anti-, finally admit they stink

The response from some: It better be. The Massachusetts Democrat , speaking on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Wednesday afternoon, made his comments following his party's failure to win a closely watched special election in Georgia . Read More »

Red Sox retire No. 34 in ceremony for David Ortiz


He also spoke to the fans for almost ten minutes, receiving a warm welcome. David Ortiz has taken his rightful place among the pantheon of Boston Red Sox legends. You're not our teammate, you're not our friend. "My wife and kids, I want to thank you guys so much for putting up with all this", Ortiz said. Those words were enough for Ortiz to have tears in his eyes. Read More »

USA warplane downs 'hostile' Syria drone


And Tuesday, a U.S. aircraft shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime drone advancing on coalition forces in southern Syria , according to U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill. The defence minister, Marise Payne, said on Wednesday that Australian "force protection is uppermost in our minds" in deciding when to resume missions over Syria . Read More »

Gowdy: Baffling The DNC Didn't Allow DHS To Combat Russian Hacking


Johnson announced the shift on the same day as the release of a declassified USA intelligence report that said Putin "ordered" an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. "We wanted to make sure that we were instilling confidence in people that we could conduct a free and fair election", Earnest said. "I mean, you go to the CEO of a company, and they probably deal with the head of I.T.", she added. Read More »

Iran Brands as Crushing and Successful IS Attack in Syria

Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria , aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported . State TV posted black and white aerial video on their website on Monday which they labelled as the moment of impact of the attack. Iran has a large and diverse ballistic missile arsenal with weapons that comparatively more developed than the Zolfaqar. Read More »

DE professor says North Korea detainee got 'what he deserved'


Relatives say they were told the 22-year-old had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour. "These are the same kids who cry about their grades, because they didn't think they'd really have to read and study the material to get a good grade". Read More »

Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray


If they (BJP) had a problem with that, we wanted (eminent agriculturist) M S Swaminathan. Bhagwat, 66, recently said he is not interested in the president's post. "Uddhavji will recommend his name to Amit Shah when he calls on him at "Matoshree" (Thackeray's residence) on Sunday", Raut had said. To start with there was heavy betting that Shiv Sena will definitely oppose whomsoever BJP propose as candidate. Read More »

The Qatar Crisis and the Absurd Saudi Ultimatum


Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-led nations have accused Qatar of inappropriately close ties to Iran, a Shiite-led country and Saudi Arabia's regional foe. He warned that "leakage will further exasperate and prolong the Qatar crisis". The closure of Al Jazeera - the Middle East's most high-profile and widely-watched network - is among a list of 13 demands presented to Qatar in a bid to end the diplomatic rift between the gas-rich Gulf state and its Middle East neighbors. Read More »

US Supreme Court set to rule on religious rights


The ruling "compromises the Takings Clause as a barrier between individuals and the press of the public interest". "Ignorance of the law is not a defense anywhere", Justice Sonia Sotomayor said then. Gill v. Whitford , the challenge of Wisconsin's state legislative map that largely favors Republicans , however, may present the most compelling case yet to the unconstitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. Read More »

'Moon, Trump Should Narrow Differences on N. Korea in the Summit'


Any trend in escapes might be linked to toughening sanctions aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapon ambitions. The 78-year-old travelled with officials and athletes from the North Korean-led International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), whose Demonstration Team performed at the Opening Ceremony. Read More »

Attacker At Flint Airport Identified as Amor M. Ftouhi of Quebec


On the morning of Wednesday, June 21st people in Bishop International Airport had no idea what they were about to witness. Ftouhi, a 50-year-old Canadian citizen, allegedly yelled " Allahu Akbar " - translated "Allah is the greatest" - before making the attack, according to federal authorities. Read More »

India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

During his three-day visit, Modi will also interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in Washington DC suburb of Virginia. Earlier, Modi held bilateral talks with Portugal's Prime Minister Costa who is partially of Indian-origin. Former President Barack Obama had called India-US ties the "most defining partnership" of the 21st century. Read More »

Jamie Murray, Bruno Soares claim doubles glory at Queen's


It means the Scot has won his first title at Queen's Club in 11 attempts and becomes the second British man to win the doubles at the tournament in the Open era after Jeremy Bates achieved the same feat in 1990. "What with him winning the singles five times it was nice that maybe I could take over for one year". Jamie said: "If you look on the board of winners, it's the best players and the best teams". Read More »

Dad listens to late daughter's heartbeat


The heartwarming moment when he heard the heart beat inside the man's chest was captured in a video. Conner said he could feel Abbey was alive inside with the heart beating. Abbey became an organ donor at the age of 16, which wasn't at all surprising to her family. "Unfortunately, it came to fruition, but that's Abbey". Read More »

Belgium identifies Brussels station bomber

He was shot dead after he shouted " Allahu akbar " - Arabic for "God is great" - and tried to attack a soldier in the station, Van der Sypt said. The outcome could have been far worse, Van Der Sypt said, adding that the man's suitcase contained nails and gas canisters. Read More »

Eid-ul-Fitr: JK policemen asked to avoid prayers in public places


Five of the 12 persons identified in connection with the crime had been arrested, state Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said. Two were arrested immediately after the incident while three more persons were arrested today. Nowhatta, where the lynching took place, falls under the jurisdiction of the SP, North Srinagar . Sajad Ahmad Shah, the additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic City), Srinagar , will look after the duties of the SP (North Srinagar ), the order read. Read More »

White House says Donald Trump tweet meets James Comey tapes records request

Two days later, Trump denied such an exchange. He described the special counsel, who is a former FBI director, as "good friends" with the former head of the FBI, James Comey . Mr Comey testified that he had told the president in multiple conversations he was not personally under federal investigation and said the president implored him to make that public. Read More »

'It Doesn't Feel Real Yet': Hundreds Gather to Mourn Otto Warmbier

In a news conference before Warmbier's death, they said they found no evidence of botulism, casting doubt on North Korea's claim. Warmbier died on Monday after being returned to the United States in a coma. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident". The coroner's office statement said, "No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Read More »

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President, Speaker wish people on Eid-ul-Fitr

Since the Bill Clinton administration, the White House has each year hosted either an event to mark the Eid al-Fitr feast - which ends the fasting month of Ramadan - or a meal breaking the dawn-til-dusk fast, known as an iftar. "The favour of an answer is asked". The State Department, too, skipped its annual celebration this year - with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instead issuing a brief statement Friday marking the occasion. Read More »