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Author: 0 Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan unknown to authorities as terror suspect

Prosecutors said there was a small explosion at around 8:30 pm in one of the main corridors of Brussels Gare Centrale, or Central Station. Witnesses said the suspect shouted " Allahu Akbar " (God is Greatest) before setting off the blast, which triggered a small but intense fireball in the station's underground hall.

Author: 0 Barack Obama Responds To Warmbier's Death After Criticism From Trump, Parents

He said if Pyongyang halted its nuclear and missile tests, he would hold bilateral talks, and even pursue parallel negotiations on denuclearization and a peace treaty, as well as the normalization of North Korea-US relations. Spicer said the US will continue pushing for change in North Korea. Warmbier died at a Cincinnati hospital just days after North Korea released him from captivity in a coma.

Author: 0 Working with China on North Korea 'has not worked out'

Asked whether the previous administration could have done more to obtain the release of his son, Fred Warmbier said, "Do I think the past administration could have done more ?" Although a senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.S.

Global Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House election
Author: 0 Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House election

During her 2010 gubernatorial bid, she said she opposes marriage equality - a position held at the time by then-President Obama and Hillary Clinton - and adoption by same-sex couples. On policy, she mostly echoes party leaders. Follow Barrow on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BillBarrowAP. Democrats on Tuesday also lost a special election in neighboring SC, where Republican Ralph Norman easily prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell in a seat formerly held by Republican Mick ...

Global EU's Barnier assures Britons of compromises on Brexit
Author: 0 EU's Barnier assures Britons of compromises on Brexit

In carefully choreographed talks that even saw the two men exchange mountaineering gifts, they agreed to discuss divorce issues before negotiations on a future trade deal can start. Davis, who unlike May has long campaigned to leave the EU, will meet chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier , a former French minister, at the European Commission's Berlaymont headquarters at 11 a.m.

Author: 0 Obama Issues Statement on Otto Warmbier's Death

And he most certainly should not have been murdered for it. She said the USA is considering putting a travel restriction in place to stop all U.S. The statement from Moon appeared to be addressing rising concerns in Washington the new South Korean administration could be at odds with the United States on critical issues like THAAD deployment, strategies in dealing with Kim Jong Un or even the future of the U.S.

Author: 0 Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

It took a couple hours for responders to locate the teen, whose body was found about a mile up the path, at about 1,500 vertical feet (457 vertical meters). Experts say that two attacks - and so clos together - by black bears (pictured) is unheard of. Defensive attacks - bears feel threatened or want to protect their young - include the classic example of someone rounding a corner and running into a sow bear with cubs.

Global Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir
Author: 0 Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

It also laid the groundwork for Mr Trump's first trip overseas to Riyadh , where he reiterated his support for the US' Saudi allies against regional rival Iran . That the royal succession in the world's top oil exporter is closely scrutinised only makes the rapidity of Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, and the speed with which his better known cousins were brushed aside, more astonishing.

Global White House urged to act over death of Otto Warmbier
Author: 0 White House urged to act over death of Otto Warmbier

Because of that objection, the only examination performed on the young man who died less than a week after returning to the US from North Korea was an external one. Two were teachers at a Pyongyang university funded by overseas Christian groups, and the third a Korean-American pastor accused of espionage for the South.

Global Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria
Author: 0 Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria

Activists in Syria said they had no immediate information on damage or casualties from the strikes, launched from Iran's Kurdistan and Kermanshah provinces. The missile strikes are said to have killed at least 360 ISIS militants and a senior Saudi Arabian military leader, according to reports in Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.

Author: 0 Man arrested over abusive twitter post after London mosque attack

No-one was injured in the attack and the spokesman said the suspect had been taken into custody. Police have tasered a man outside a mosque in London after reports people were being attacked near the religious building. Investigations are ongoing. The police said they are not treating the incident as terrorism. Darren Osborne , 47, from Cardiff, has been held on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offences.

Author: 0 Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia

With her win, Handel protected Republicans' 24-seat House majority and their hold on the 6th District in Atlanta's northern suburbs, a traditionally GOP seat that looked to be slipping from the party when Trump only carried it by 2 points in November.

Author: 0 Moon says hopes for N.Korea talks by year's end - CBS interview

He declined to estimate how long it would take for the coroner's office to complete its inquiry. But Moon also made clear his criticism of the North Korean government, possibly in consideration of anti-North Korean sentiment in the U.S. "This tragic death of Mr. Warmbier presents an opportunity to give the USA more leverage to strike a bargain and push North Korea", Lee said. "Even today, there are many Korean nationals and American citizens who are detained in North Korea", Moon said.

Global Donald Trump takes swipe at Obama on student death
Author: 0 Donald Trump takes swipe at Obama on student death

Mr. Trump also referred to Warmbier's death as "a total disgrace." The president on Tuesday said that if Warmbier had been returned home to the USA earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". However, on 13 June Warmbier was sent back to his country in a state of coma on "humanitarian grounds" . House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he would support a travel ban on American tourists visiting North Korea.

Author: 0 Trump says China efforts on N.Korea 'have not worked out'

Warmbier's death came just days after he was released by the North Korean government and returned to the United States suffering from what USA doctors described as extensive brain damage. It's my hope and prayer that they also know others in America are mourning with them and will not forget their son and brother. Hamilton County 's Dr.

Global 100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says
Author: 0 100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says

Thirteen of Central African Republic's 14 armed groups signed Monday's accord, which was brokered by the Roman Catholic Sant' Egidio peace group.Thousands have died and roughly a fifth of Central Africans have fled their homes amid the religious and ethnic conflict that broke out following the ouster of President Francois Bozize in 2013.

Global Australia Halts Airstrikes in Syria Over Russian Threats
Author: 0 Australia Halts Airstrikes in Syria Over Russian Threats

The Air Force F-15 first intercepted the Iranian-made drone and shot it down as it continued to advance, the coalition said . The US Central Command said the downed Syrian military jet had been dropping bombs near US-backed SDF forces in the town of al-Rasafa, outside of Raqqa.

Global Brussels attacker Moroccan, not known for terror
Author: 0 Brussels attacker Moroccan, not known for terror

Federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said: "The suspect has been neutralised by the military that were present at the scene immediately after the explosion". With Islamic State under pressure in Syria - where Belgium has been the most fertile European recruiting ground for foreign Islamist fighters - he said attacks in Europe could increase, although many would be by "amateurs" doing little harm.

Global Brussels Explosion Now Considered a Terror Attack
Author: 0 Brussels Explosion Now Considered a Terror Attack

He lived in Molenbeek - the district which was home to some of the people suspected of carrying out the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016. They shot and "neutralized" him moments later, authorities said. Grand Place is considered a major tourist site. " It was clear he wanted to cause much more damage than what happened ", Van der Sypt said.

Author: 0 As Brexit looms, May nears unionist deal

She said: "I will be in London and Dublin over the coming days for talks with both Theresa May and the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar". Prime Minister Theresa May has made a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway — a reflection of her new humility following a disastrous snap election in which she lost her majority.

Global Donald Trump tweets anger over Russian Federation probe 'witch-hunt'
Author: 0 Donald Trump tweets anger over Russian Federation probe 'witch-hunt'

Some of his ire is aimed at Rod Rosenstein, the United States deputy attorney general and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller , both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say. "There's a limitation on Twitter, as we all know", Sekulow said. Several legal experts told Reuters that Comey's testimony last week that Trump expected loyalty and told Comey he hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide could bolster obstruction of justice ...

Author: 0 Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

Among the many questions is: Why did he die so soon in America after 17 months in a coma in North Korea with its limited medical resources? Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) unequivocally agrees with his colleague Marco Rubio that North Korea "murdered" the late Otto Warmbier .

Author: 0 Restraint evident in Castile protests

He killed somebody. Philando Castile got victimized by the system. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP ) - The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer.

Author: 0 After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

Handel, 55, won in a suburban Atlanta district held by the GOP since 1979 despite raising far less money than Democrat Jon Ossoff, 30, in the most expensive House race in US history. senator; and most recently Tom Price , who resigned in February to join the administration. And it will make all the clearer that there is no easy path for Republicans to run under Trump's banner - he's still popular with the base, but the base isn't large enough to win every seat that Republicans hold now.

Global Russia-US deconfliction channel in Syria is working - Pentagon
Author: 0 Russia-US deconfliction channel in Syria is working - Pentagon

Central Command. On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the USA -led coalition have also struck pro-government forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.

Global Romanian prime minister, gov't ousted in no-confidence vote
Author: 0 Romanian prime minister, gov't ousted in no-confidence vote

Romania's prime minister and his government have been ousted in a no-confidence vote submitted by ruling party members. The left-wing Social Democrat party (PSD) filed the motion against premier Sorin Grindeanu barely six months after winning an election.

Global Chances Of Trump Meeting North Korea's Kim Narrowing - White House
Author: 0 Chances Of Trump Meeting North Korea's Kim Narrowing - White House

When Otto arrived the United States last Tuesday, he was checked into the University of Cincinnati Hospital. "The bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible", the family said in a statement Monday announcing Warmbier's death .

Author: 0 Day of prayer called amid 'day of rage'

The protest is being held on the day the Queen comes to Westminster to read Theresa May's plans for the extended two-year Parliament, which will focus on Britain leaving the EU. According to the Facebook page for the event, the group aims to "shut down London" through the protest. Gard and Doyle, along with two others, were convicted of assaulting Conservative Party Chairman Brian Mawhinney and his wife at a similar protest targeting the Queen's speech in 1995.

Author: 0 All Eyes On Georgia's Special Election

Handel had 52.5 percent of the vote compared to Ossoff's 47.5 percent of the vote, with 81 percent of the district's 208 precincts in the Atlanta suburbs reporting. In her victory speech, Handel thanked House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who texted her on a weekly basis to check in before he was shot last week at a congressional baseball practice that left him in critical condition.

Author: 0 Simon Coveney urges North's parties to reach deal

Mr Varadkar said he told DUP leader Arlene Foster "very clearly" in their meeting last week that her party should discontinue its use of the petition of concern. Ireland's communists were engaged in a series of discussion forums with disillusioned Irish republicans, Mr McCartan revealed, arguing for "people's anti-imperialist politics" as the alternative to both Sinn Fein reformism and a return to militarism.

Global Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama
Author: 0 Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama

How did Otto Warmbier end up in a coma? "By the time they let him come back, he was nearly dead, his brain was severely damaged", he told Inside Edition. In what may be a possible criticism against his predecessor Barack Obama , Trump said, "If he were brought home sooner, I think the result would have been a lot different".

Global Travel groups suspend trips to N. Korea after United States student's death
Author: 0 Travel groups suspend trips to N. Korea after United States student's death

But the comment could just as easily weaken Trump's hand with the Chinese, laying the American position bare and making it clear that the United States is prepared to deal with North Korea alone. Justin Weber told The Associated Press on Tuesday morning that a press conference is expected later to provide details. Warmbier's parents did not cite a specific cause of death, but cited "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea .

Global US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone
Author: 0 US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone

It was not known what was hit and Iran provided no details. The UK, another key coalition ally, said it would continue to take part in air operations despite Russia's warning. UNICEF has announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador, 19-year-old Syrian refugee and activist Muzoon Almellehan. The announcement from Canberra came as a brief, two-day truce collapsed in the southern Syrian city of Daraa and nearby areas where government forces have gained ground.

Global Republican Karen Handel wins most expensive House election ever
Author: 0 Republican Karen Handel wins most expensive House election ever

Tuesday's contest, which drew national interest, was the most expensive House race ever costing both sides more than $ 50 million , almost twice the previous record. Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red " Make America Great Again " hat throughout Handel's victory party. The seat was last held by Tom Price , who vacated it to become Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary.

Global U.S. student's death makes Trump-Kim meeting less likely
Author: 0 U.S. student's death makes Trump-Kim meeting less likely

Senator McCain also slammed North Korea saying , "Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier , an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong-un regime". North Korea claims Otto was given a sleeping pill and was in a comatose state due to botulism. Those numbers may decline after Warmbier's death, especially because Young Pioneer Tours - the group that organized Warmbier's tour - has canceled future trips for Americans.

Author: 0 Australia suspends Islamic State airstrikes after US downed Syrian warplane

U.S. forces in southern Syria have shot down an Iranian-made armed drone in the second such incident in 12 days, in a further sign that Washington and Tehran's agendas are colliding along the Syrian-Iraqi desert frontier. The Defence Department issued a statement Tuesday saying ADF air operations had been suspended as a "precautionary measure". That is where USA forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for the fight against Islamic State militants.

Global United States student dies days after release from N. Korea
Author: 0 United States student dies days after release from N. Korea

Meanwhile, Otto Warmbier's family have said they will not seek an autopsy on his body, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH said in a statement carried by news channel CNN . In what may be a possible criticism against his predecessor Barack Obama , Trump said, "If he were brought home sooner, I think the result would have been a lot different".

Global No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death
Author: 0 No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

Trump said he had spoken with Warmbier's family and praised them as "incredible". "The very bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today", Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement .

Author: 0 Two Mali tourist resort attackers killed

Lisbon's armed forces said that the man was a soldier who had been working with the EU's military training mission. Al-Qaeda's North African arm, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM ), said it was behind that siege. Malian soldiers succeeded in entering the site, according to Commandant Modibo Traore, a spokesman for the Malian special forces in the former French colony.

Global USA 'mystified' by Gulf states' refusal to justify Qatar boycott
Author: 0 USA 'mystified' by Gulf states' refusal to justify Qatar boycott

That this sale was approved was made all the more freaky given that US President Donald Trump himself had taken to Twitter to denounce Qatar to his millions of followers. The Turkish forces are there to take part in joint military exercises, but also as a show of support for Qatar amid its blockade by several of its close neighbors in the region.

Global USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border - statement
Author: 0 USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border - statement

The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 downing, when a USA jet destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near US-backed local forces. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet", according to the U.S. -led coalition. On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US -led coalition have also struck pro-government forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.

Global Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill
Author: 0 Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

Susan Collins of ME, the most moderate senator in the G.O.P., is expected to be one of them. Senators have insisted their bill will be substantially different than the AHCA. "We had exhaustive committee processes. If it is an effort to rush it from a small group of people straight to the floor on an up-or-down vote, that would be a problem".

Global UVA Mourns Death of Student Otto Warmbier
Author: 0 UVA Mourns Death of Student Otto Warmbier

U.S. Sen. John McCain says Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to visit North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. In the House, lawmakers lined up behind legislation ordering the Treasury Department to prohibit all financial transactions related to travel to North Korea by Americans, unless specifically authorized by a USA license.

Author: 0 John McCain: North Korea 'murdered' Otto Warmbier

Warmbier died at the age of 22 on Monday, his family said . "But I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to Mr. The United States has demanded North Korea release three other US citizens it holds in detention: missionary Kim Dong Chul and academics Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song.

Global Three Americans Still Held by North Korea
Author: 0 Three Americans Still Held by North Korea

Almost all Americans who have gone to North Korea have left without incident. "We obviously want humanitarian work to continue in North Korea , but I think we need to think hard about making it safer for our citizens who do travel there".

Global Trump said to plan announcement on Comey tapes
Author: 0 Trump said to plan announcement on Comey tapes

Meanwhile, other sources have said that the President is indeed under investigation for the highly unconventional firing of the FBI Chief. The White House will address the issue of the existence of any possible recordings between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey "probably" this week, press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday.

Global Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll
Author: 0 Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

Her victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District comes after Republican special congressional election wins in Montana , Kansas and SC. Back in April, when neither candidate earned 50 percent of the vote and a runoff was announced, Trump of course blamed the media and threw sarcasm at the situation for good measure.

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