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Otto Warmbier: North Korea 'releases jailed US student'

According to The Washington Post , Warmbier will arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening after a stop at a US military facility in Japan. Word of the release came just as retired United States basketball pro - Dennis Rodman touched down in Pyongyang, his sixth visit to the nation in the last four years. Read More »

Jeff Sessions knows 'nothing' about Russian hacking

Days after that, Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about his two meetings with Kislyak . "I may have had an encounter" with Ambassador Kislyak at a District of Columbia hotel in April 2016, Sessions allowed. Read More »

American held by North Korea is evacuated in a coma

The Post reports that a senior administration official explained that Tillerson called President Donald Trump around 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday to tell him that Warmbier was on an airplane headed for the United States and is being accompanied by State Department officials. Read More »

North Korea releases USA student, Tillerson says

This trip marks at least Rodman's fourth visit to the communist state, three of which took place between 2013 and 2014, according to CNN . Rodman is one of few people to have met both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump . Read More »

Lee Kuan Yew's son to leave Singapore amid family home conflict


As a result, Lee Hsien Yang, and his wife Suet Fern, would be leaving Singapore. "We believe, unfortunately, that Hsien Loong is driven by a desire for power and personal popularity ", read the statement. The two siblings allege, among others, that since their father Lee Kuan Yew's death on March 23, 2015 , there have been changes in Singapore that do not reflect what the late Mr Lee stood for. Read More »

North Korea releases jailed US student, Tillerson says

North Korean officials had accused Warmbier of subversion. Healthcare in North Korea is notoriously bad and it's unclear what treatment Otto would have had there. After a video of his statement emerged, the Obama administration placed new sanctions on North Korea. "Otto should have been released from the start". Read More »

'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

The Conservatives went all out to use the election as a platform for its anti-referendum stance, even to the point of printing placards to protest the SNP's manifesto launch. Westminster leader Angus Robertson in Moray and Salmond in Gordon were both unceremoniously unseated. The SNP suffered a massive loss in the north-east corner of Scotland while Liberal Democrat Jamie Stone ended the party's chance for a hat-trick in the Highlands. Read More »

New Mexico Senator frustrated by Sessions' refusal to answer questions

He vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". Attorney General Jeff Sessions , testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee , said he was simply following Department of Justice policies by limiting the information he gave the committee about presidential communications. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Kohli takes credit for win against South Africa

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews admits Pakistan are a unsafe team. And the skipper believes the players need to develop tough skin if they are to succeed at this level. "It is always very disappointing when we lose but the way we lost was the most disappointing", he said. "That is a feeling we miss, not playing in Pakistan", added Sarfraz. Read More »

Top General: US Military Edge Is 'Eroding'

Joseph Dunford warned both the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services that the USA could lose its qualitative and competitive military edge. They said this will be separate from the request to increase the number of advisers for training and assistance and the United States would expect to increase the frequency of airstrikes launched. Read More »

North Korea releases detained US student 'in coma'

It is common for sections of tourist hotels to be reserved for North Korean staff and off-limits to foreigners. It was the last time he was seen publicly. It wasn't immediately clear whether his release was connected to Rodman's visit. The U.S. government condemned the sentence and accused North Korea of using such American detainees as political pawns. Read More »

Pak's middle-order has been exposed, concedes Arthur

But Sri Lanka's disintegrated fielding in the last 45 minutes with couple of dropped catches and Sarfraz subsequent half-century saw Pakistan book their place in the semi-finals. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur added that his side would not settle for simply reaching the semis as he urged them to go "one step further". They will come in highly favoured before the word choke rears its ugly head again. Read More »

WH: Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Mueller


White House sources have told ABC News that the president is not seeking to fire Mueller, but a close confidante of Trump's said Mueller's ousting is under c. Sessions in March stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the presidential campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice previous year with Kislyak. Read More »

Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes


President Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to face tough questions before a Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday about his role in Comey's firing. The Secret Service has previously been responsible for all recording systems within the White House, including the one that led to Richard Nixon's downfall during the Watergate scandal. Read More »

Hundreds arrested in Russian corruption protests

Russian opposition leader and whistleblower Navalny has been arrested at his home before he could attend an anti-corruption rally that he organized. That could mean a repeat of scenes in March, when hundreds of people were detained during a peaceful rally against corruption - many of them, teenagers . Read More »

Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

But the revelations forced Sessions to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation in March, and it is now being handled by a special counsel. I attended a fair number of meetings on that with President Obama". House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R., Wis.) told reporters Tuesday he had confidence in Mueller, and dismissed reports that Trump might fire Mueller as "rumors". Read More »

Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey

Comey has repeatedly called Trump a liar to which the latter responded by saying "Comey was a liar". Here are three takeaways, based on articles from PolitiFact National, on Comey's testimony on June 8, 2017 to the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as reaction to it. Read More »

Still no one claims $447M Powerball prize


Lottery officials said the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m., and the victor has one year to claim the prize. The victor has up to a year to claim the prize. Today, the homes clustered around a golf course are part of Menifee, population 89,000. "It was one heck of a rush to see this address and name pop up". Read More »

Top 8 lines from Jeff Sessions' hearing

He said he didn't recall whether he'd had a third meeting with the Russian ambassador, in addition to the original two he initially failed to report. "Any suggestion I participated in, or was aware of, collusion with the Russians is an appalling and detestable lie." But he flatly denounced as "an appalling and detestable lie" the idea he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign but refused to answer a series of questions during a high-stakes Senate hearing. Read More »

Talks on DUP support for minority UK govt, to continue

Earlier, Foster said the talks were going well: "We hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". Talks with the DUP to secure her government broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". Read More »

Flags to fly half-mast on Tuesday after Philippines marks independence

Indeed, news that the now supporting the stuttering battle to recapture the city from Isis-linked militants is a new blow to the bullish president's image. As of Tuesday, the number of security forces and civilians who had died in the battle for Marawi officially stood at 58 and 26, respectively. The aircraft flew above rocket-firing Philippine helicopters that struck militant positions, causing plumes of smoke to billow skyward. Read More »

United Kingdom leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

In a meeting lasting around 90 minutes, the Prime Minister updated her top team on the on-going discussions with the Unionists to secure an agreement propping up the Tory minority government. Speaking alongside the President at the Elysee Palace, she said: "I confirmed to President Macron that the timetable for the Brexit negotiation remains on course and will begin next week". Read More »

Memory, spines lacking at Sessions hearing

Throughout the testimony, which is addressing several of the controversies that have followed Sessions from his tenure as a US senator from Alabama to his position as the head of the Department of Justice, the attorney general pushed back against suggestions that he engaged in additional meetings with Kislyak or committed perjury during his confirmation hearing. Read More »