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Author: 0 Otto Warmbier: American Student Freed by North Korea Back on US Soil

During that meeting in New York, Yun was told that Warmbier contracted botulism a year ago and went into a coma after taking a sleeping pill, according to the senior USA official. PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Dennis Rodman , the former National Basketball Association bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , began sightseeing in Pyongyang on Wednesday during a trip he said he hoped would "open a door" for his former " Celebrity Apprentice " boss - President ...

Author: 0 May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance

May desperately needs the DUP's 10 seats to pass legislation. They were replaced by Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP and Housing minister who lost his seat in last week's election. During the election campaign, May had used the "coalition of chaos" phrase to describe what a victory for Labour would look like. "I think the peace process is fragile", Major, a former Conservative Party leader, told the BBC .

Author: 0 Comatose student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio, USA

Former United Nations ambassador Bill Richardson, who has been trying to help secure Warmbier's release, said North Korea's health system is "very primitive", and the circumstances surrounding the student's condition are murky. Perhaps Rodman will serve as a link between the USA and North Korea at a time where the two countries have been unable to see eye to eye in a number of issues.

Global Student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio
Author: 0 Student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

Early stories suggested there might be a connection between Rodman's arrival in Pyongyang Tuesday and North Korea's release of the comatose Otto Warmbier . Tillerson begins the effort and routinely updates the President. The White House says a US envoy met with North Korean foreign ministry representatives in Norway last month as part of efforts to win freedom for Americans held by Pyongyang.

Author: 0 UK's May Vows to Deliver Conservatives From 'Mess' Caused by Election Setback

Those now in the process of buying or selling a home may wish to pause for several weeks until the country's future is more certain; at this moment in time it is hard to tell which party will be taking the country forward. The worst mistake May can make is to continue pretending she has a strong hand to play. "The talks are ongoing with the DUP, good progress is being made", the spokesman added.

Global DPRK-detained American returns home in coma
Author: 0 DPRK-detained American returns home in coma

Besides Warmbier, who was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner at a staff-only floor of his hotel, three other US citizens are held by North Korea for similar antistate charges. Any visit to North Korea by a high-profile American is a political minefield, and Rodman has been criticized for failing to use his influence on leaders who are otherwise isolated diplomatically from the rest of the world.

Author: 0 MP govt forms committee to probe farmers' death in Mandsaur

Their stir turned violent leading to the death of five people in police firing, while six others were injured on Tuesday in Mandsaur district. "Whenever the farmers were in distress, we have gone to their houses to find solutions, give compensation and distribute insurance claims".

Global Pro-Gorkhaland protests: Centre seeks report from Mamata govt
Author: 0 Pro-Gorkhaland protests: Centre seeks report from Mamata govt

Bose held the state government responsible for the escalated tension in Darjeeling and said that the ruling regime can not solve this issue by simply providing some funds and forming the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). Irrespective of this, BJP presence in the meeting ( Congress and CPM chose to stay away from it) was enough to give the beleaguered Gurung a fresh lease of life.

Global Dennis Rodman Making Surprise Trip To North Korea
Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Making Surprise Trip To North Korea

Rodman is a rare individual who could claim friendships with both Kim and Trump , whom he worked with as a cast member for two seasons on " Celebrity Apprentice ". The ex-NBA star's trips to North Korea have been sponsored by unconventional companies in the past. The unlikely pair ended the evening with drinks and dining on sushi.

Author: 0 Gingrich: Mueller Investigation 'Poisoned Fruit' After Comey Testimony

Mr Comey says Mr Trump fired him because of his Russian Federation inquiry. Mr Trump on Sunday accused Mr Comey of " cowardly " leaks in a tweet and predicted many more from him. The reason Comey said he did so because Trump had threatened to release "tapes" from their meetings. "Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey".

Author: 0 Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

With 99 percent of precincts reporting on the GOP side, Gillespie led former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart by just over 4,000 votes out of almost 365,000 ballots cast. Gillespie, in comparison, has hedged on whether he supports the president or would want his help in November - a clear general election strategy for a purple state that's increasingly trended blue in statewide contests.

Author: 0 Family says US college student released by NKorea is in coma

North Korea may sink ships, fire missiles and hold thousands of people in "re-education camps", where they are subject to forced labor and hours of ideological indoctrination, but it eventually let this sick kid go home to his parents, so it's not entirely bad, right? Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016.

Global Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China
Author: 0 Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

In a surprise joint statement released on Monday evening Panama said that Panama and China were recognising each other and would be establishing ambassadorial-level relations the same day. It is a major loss to Taiwan, which is now only recognized by 19 countries, including Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Ross Feingold, a senior adviser at D.C.

Global Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise
Author: 0 Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

BBC correspondent Andy Moore added there are fears the tower might collapse. "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it", she said. "Unfortunately, the Grenfell Action Group have reached the conclusion that only an incident that results in serious loss of life of KCTMO residents will allow the external scrutiny to occur that will shine a light on the practices that characterise the malign governance of this non-functioning organisation", the ...

Author: 0 I'm here as long as you want me, Theresa May apologises

That has brought criticism from within the Conservative Party - not least from its Scottish leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay and who has called on May to confront Foster on her LGBT policies. Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson flew to Belfast on Saturday to begin formal discussions with the DUP, the BBC reported. Brexit will likely be on the agenda at the Paris meeting, after May confirmed she will stick to the negotiating timetable.

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation

During his nomination hearing in January, the former senator told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had no contacts with Russian officials as part of the Trump campaign. Senators will likely ask about his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and what if anything he knew about President Trump reportedly asking former FBI Director James Comey to ease off the inquiry into onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

The State Department denied any connection between Warmbier's release and Rodman's visit, which President Donald Trump's administration said it did not authorize. In a post-trial video released to the world, Warmbier, under obvious duress, praised his captors for his treatment and for handling of the case "fair and square".

Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Origins Release Date Has Been Leaked

A compass at the top of the screen will replace an in-game mini-map, and the sprint button has been discarded in place of speed based on the amount of pressure you place on the left-stick. They also have day and night cycles so will go to sleep and have meals. The combat is hit-box driven and the NPC's will no longer take turns to attack like the did in previous games.

Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen' Takes Top Honors At 2017 Tonys

A who's who of the world's best actors have taken aim at Donald Trump during a series of politically charged speeches at the Tony Awards , which celebrate the best Broadway productions. James Earl Jones received a Tony Award for lifetime achievement, though strangely it was presented in a pre-show ceremony rather than on the telecast itself.

Global Sessions Senate testimony to be public
Author: 0 Sessions Senate testimony to be public

Democrats on the intelligence committee certainly know they have a huge task before them when Sessions testifies on Tuesday. He is expected to be asked about questions raised by last week's testimony from James Comey . Some of the questions likely to be posed to Sessions will focus on his meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign. Trump on Sunday accused Comey of "cowardly" leaks and predicted many more from him.

Global Suspected North Korean drone photographed US THAAD missile site before crash
Author: 0 Suspected North Korean drone photographed US THAAD missile site before crash

New Zealand gave about $NZ215,000 ($206,000) in aid for North Korean humanitarian programs over the past eight years, only halting the yearly fund due to concerns about the rogue state's missile tests. Olav Fykse Tveit, with newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul on 30 May 2017, "to offer the ecumenical movement's support for and engagement in new initiatives for dialogue and peaceful coexistence on the Korean peninsula".

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russian Federation allegations'

Sessions said he recommended Comey's firing after a number of concerns about his job performance. Barely a month after Trump dismissed Comey, rumors have been circulating that he may yet seek to sack Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed following the FBI chief's ouster to head the agency's Russian Federation investigation.

Global Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane quits
Author: 0 Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane quits

Allegations by former Mineral Resources Minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, that Brian Molefe and Ben Ngubane tried to strong-arm him to withdraw Glencore's Optimum mining licences in order to guarantee that the Guptas takeover Glencore's coal mines is yet to be probed, and may still find Nguabne guilty.

Global Korean drone snapped THAAD photos
Author: 0 Korean drone snapped THAAD photos

However, after presenting the trophy to the victors, FIFA President Gianni Infantino is said to have travelled to visit recently-elected President Moon Jae-in at Offices of the President of Korea Republic in Seoul , according to a report from the Guardian .

Global Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey
Author: 0 Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' In New Visit To North Korea

Rodman said the issue of several Americans detained by North Korea is "not my objective right now", in remarks made in Beijing before the release of Warmbier was publicly disclosed. Richardson, a former Democratic congressman, U.N. Ambassador, U.S. energy secretary and ex-governor of New Mexico, welcomed Warmbier's release but said "we are deeply concerned regarding his health".

Author: 0 US says Rodman did not help in NKorea release

Otto Warmbier had been sentenced to a 15-year term on charges of attempted theft. March 2016 Warmbier, of Wyoming, Ohio, reportedly said in a tearful statement ahead of the trial in Pyongyang that he tried to steal the poster in exchange for a $10,000 used auto.

Author: 0 Timeline of Otto Warmbier's saga in North Korea

An American college student has arrived in OH after being released by North Korea, where he was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. His visit comes amid rising tension between the U.S., North Korea, China and other countries over the reclusive nation's efforts to advance its nuclear program.

Global Hundreds of thousands flee as cyclone batters Bangladesh
Author: 0 Hundreds of thousands flee as cyclone batters Bangladesh

Bangladesh has evacuated at least 350,000 people with Cyclone Mora lashing coastal areas and causing havoc in refugee camps set up for Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Bangladesh is frequently hit by deadly storms between April and December. In 2007 Cyclone Sidr killed almost 4,000 people and caused damage worth billions of dollars.

Author: 0 'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein

May's Conservatives in power. With speculation swirling around Parliament about how long she could cling to her job, the prime minister forced a smile to reporters as she entered the showdown with lawmakers in a committee room in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon.

Author: 0 More Questions Than Answers After AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Committee

But Sessions' testimony did little to clear up suspicion about potential collusion between United States president Donald Trump's campaign staff and Russian officials, because the attorney general often stopped short of saying definitively that something did or did not happen, and seemed imply he had a limited memory of events that occurred just a year ago.

Author: 0 Toll rises to 125 in Bangladesh landslides

The army said thousands of troops stationed in the affected districts as part of efforts to quell a long-running tribal insurgency had joined the rescue efforts. Numerous victims belonged to the ethnic minority or tribal groups who live in makeshift structures along the hills in Bandarban and Rangamati where power cuts and no road connection have enhanced miseries of the residents, officials said.

Author: 0 Hanging in There - Theresa May Stays UK PM, For Now

Theresa May behaved on Friday like a prime minister who had won a fresh mandate, driving along the Mall to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government. "We put forward our policies - strong and hopeful policies - and they've gained an unbelievable response and traction", he said. It is possible to have another election but as Theresa May has learned, forcing the public into another round of voting is not always a good idea.

Global AG Sessions to testify Tuesday at Senate intelligence panel
Author: 0 AG Sessions to testify Tuesday at Senate intelligence panel

The Trump administration has argued that the president has the authority to issue executive orders related to national security. Both Mueller and former Attorney General Eric Holder, for instance, took jobs with prestigious law firms after leaving public service.

Global Trump Gives Mattis Authority To Set US Troop Levels In Afghanistan
Author: 0 Trump Gives Mattis Authority To Set US Troop Levels In Afghanistan

We still haven't got a strategy for Afghanistan . The Pentagon is expected to soon announce that Defense Secretary James Mattis will now have authority to make decisions about how many United States troops are deployed to Afghanistan without first having to get formal agreement from the White House , according to a U.S.

Global Panama Papers: Sharif to appear before probe panel
Author: 0 Panama Papers: Sharif to appear before probe panel

As per a report by the Pakistan-based daily Dawn , Finance Minister Ishaq Dar may also be questioned by the panel. In its judgement of April 20 in the Panama Papers case, the Supreme Court had constituted the JIT and empowered it to summon the Prime Minister, his sons and any other person necessary, to investigate allegations of money-laundering, through which the four apartments in London's Park Lane area were purchased.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier released from North Korea in a coma

Warmbier has been in a coma for over a year, according to his parents. At the time of his arrest, Warmbier had been on an organized New Year's tour in North Korea, a five-day stopover on his way to Hong Kong for a study-abroad trip. Tillerson consulted with Trump and arrangements were made for Yun and a medical team to travel to Pyongyang, the official said. "My thoughts and prayers are with Otto Warmbier and his family", she tweeted, saying also that she was "thankful that he is finally ...

Author: 0 Travel ban: Where things stand and what comes next

Trump, the court wrote , had not demonstrated a "link between an individual's nationality and their propensity to commit terrorism or their inherent dangerousness". The court said the revised order, which Mr. Trump described as "watered down" in a tweet last week, was still in violation of provisions that "prohibit nationality-based discrimination".

Author: 0 Eritrea sides with Gulf nations against Qatar

The minister said Qatar "still had no clue" why Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties a week ago. This morning, Morocco announced it would send food by plane to Qatar. "Qatar is a partner of the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism but they urgently need to do more to address support for extremist groups, building on the steps they have already taken", Johnson said.

Author: 0 Pakistan joins Shanghai Cooperation Organization as full member

Modi said both nations "should enhance cooperation and coordination in global affairs and deal with sensitive issues between the two countries", according to Hua. Sharif returned from Astana after attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) summit on the sidelines of which he met Presidents of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Russian Federation.

Global Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

Sessions made the comments as he appeared at a hearing Tuesday to answer questions about Russia's alleged efforts to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election . "The people of this country expect an honest and transparent government and that is what we are giving them", Sessions said. "Rubio, probably so", Sessions replied.

Global Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller
Author: 0 Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

SESSIONS: But I'm not going to discuss any hypotheticals of what might be a factual situation in the future that I'm not aware of today. "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake". The move would be Nixonian. "In the Senate - I can't speak for the House - there would be sufficient support, I believe, for some kind of independent counsel, probably through a three-judge court, maybe limited to this investigation, but some kind of special counsel", he added .

Global Army-trained Kashmir students crack IIT exam
Author: 0 Army-trained Kashmir students crack IIT exam

The Super-40 initiative aims to help Jammu and Kashmir's youth to prepare for the IIT-JEE exams. "Twenty-eight students, including two girls, had previously qualified in the JEE Main , the first step of the selection process, in April 2017", he added.

Author: 0 Jurors in Cosby's sex-assault trial start deliberations

McMonagle said that while the comedian had been unfaithful to his wife, he hadn't committed a crime. Cosby also declined to tell her what pills he had given Andrea Constand , but he did say they were from a prescription bottle, she testified.

Global Prison guards killed; prisoners on the run
Author: 0 Prison guards killed; prisoners on the run

But Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says the fugitives did commit a burglary in Madison , about 25 miles north of the spot where they previously seen carjacking a motorist after escaping from a prison bus. "These two individuals have proven themselves to be extremely unsafe and with the murder of two correctional officers they are on the radar of all law enforcement in Georgia", he said.

Global Telstra flags 1400 job cuts
Author: 0 Telstra flags 1400 job cuts

Telstra's retail operations will be renamed Telstra consumer and small business, and contain three core divisions: customer experience and transformation, products, and sales and service. Telstra has said it expects the NBN to have an ongoing negative impact on EBITDA of $2 to $3 billion annually once migration to the new network is complete.

Global Feud heats up between Singapore premier, siblings
Author: 0 Feud heats up between Singapore premier, siblings

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's brothers have said they were compelled to leave the republic because they feared the system could be against them. In the statement, their grievances largely centred on the fate of the family's home following their father's death. The elder Lee is widely recognised as the architect of Singapore's meteoric rise from developing status to one of Asia's most affluent cities within one generation.

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