Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing US student Otto Warmbier

Some 2,000 people filled an auditorium, cafeteria and gym at a school in Otto Warmbier's home town of Wyoming, Ohio , for the service. Let's just call this statement by North Korea what this is: trolling. Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity.

Global Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences
Author: 0 Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

The prisoners immediately responded by removing the officer's bulletproof vest so that they could properly give him CPR and so he could better breathe and cool off. Along with the shorter sentence, the family of the injured officer brought the inmates pizza and cupcakes. "We turned him over and made sure that he was okay".

Global Prez poll: It is a battle of ideologies, says Meira Kumar
Author: 0 Prez poll: It is a battle of ideologies, says Meira Kumar

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar more than satisfied the bill, as she is from Bihar , she is the daughter of late Congress leader and Minister Jagjivan Ram, has had a good innings as the Lok Sabha Speaker and is a woman thereby with the added gender dimension.

Author: 0 Could America Really Stop a North Korean ICBM?

Having witnessed the launch 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Seoul, Moon said he had "personally confirmed that the people may be at ease" following a series of North Korean missile tests this year alone. "They have a capability for long-range flight". The world needs to come together "if we want to prevent nuclear war", he said. The North also conducted two nuclear tests previous year alone as it openly pursues a long-range nuclear missile that could reach the USA mainland.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us,' North Korea says

He was sentenced two months later to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, the nation's state media said . He said North Korea's treatment of Mr Warmbier demonstrated "a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity". Soon after his family heard nothing more about his fate.

Global Michael Gove 'entirely unfit' to be Environment Secretary
Author: 0 Michael Gove 'entirely unfit' to be Environment Secretary

In 2008, as secretary of state for children, Gove was absent during the second and third readings of the Climate Change Bill, and a year ago voted not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide rate of new homes. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom becomes the new Leader of the Commons while Karen Bradley continues as Culture Secretary. However Michael Gove , who left the Cabinet after a failed bid for the Conservative Party leadership past year, has been appointed secretary of state at ...

Author: 0 Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Tim Ryan of Ohio, Seth Moulton of MA and Filemon Vela of Texas. "We're doing what we need to do", he said, "and I'm working on a plan to rebuild the money that we spent now". But Georgia 6 was the most moderate by far. "We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again", said Rep. Seth Moulton , D-Mass.

Global Governor Commends Decision on Yellowstone Grizzly Bears
Author: 0 Governor Commends Decision on Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in a statement announcing the move . Grizzlies have been listed as a threatened species since 1975 when just 136 bears roamed in and around Yellowstone . Conservation groups say the population recovery is impressive but that there are still major concerns about the decision. In addition to conservation groups, the move has also been opposed by Native American tribes, for whom the grizzly bear is a sacred animal.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner speaks publicly for first time since the election

Chris Liddell , director of strategic initiatives for the Trump administration, told CNBC earlier to day that the summit will especially focus on cloud and cybersecurity . Trump's efforts to reach out to Silicon Valley follow the example of former President Barack Obama, who met regularly with technology executives and launched the U.S.

Author: 0 Four Republican senators not ready to vote for healthcare bill

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill . "I'm pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates input from so many different members who represent so many different constituents, who are facing so many different challenges", Sen.

Global Facebook Establishes New Mission
Author: 0 Facebook Establishes New Mission

The social network is no longer interested in making the world "more open and connected", now it wants to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together". Zuckerberg has been rethinking Facebook's role, reacting to the rise of isolationism and nationalism, and the decline of membership in local community groups around the world.

Global Would Dennis Rodman Make a Better President than Donald Trump?
Author: 0 Would Dennis Rodman Make a Better President than Donald Trump?

Rodman was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2011. In the petition , the foundation said that Rodman has consistently defended Jong-un, who Rodman calls his "friend for life". "According to the Hall's Board of Trustees, a candidate may be removed if he or she 'has damaged the integrity of the game of basketball, '" the petition reads , though it refers to candidates under consideration for induction and not those who are already members.

Author: 0 Trump calls Russian collusion claims a 'HOAX!'

Democrats have argued that Russia's hack of the DNC and top Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta's emails and their subsequent release on WikiLeaks contributed to Clinton's loss and that Trump colluded with Russian Federation to win the election.

Global Capt (R) Safdar reaches Federal Judicial Academy to record statement before JIT
Author: 0 Capt (R) Safdar reaches Federal Judicial Academy to record statement before JIT

The bench also asked the attorney general to ensure cooperation from all departments and asked the JIT to complete the probe and submit the final report on July 10. Without mentioning Imran Khan, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Senator Rehman Malik Friday said that someone was claiming the accountability of the Sharif family was an outcome of his struggle but had forgot it was he (Malik) who "prepared the pitch for the ground".

Global Cristiano Ronaldo has four Ballon d'Ors for a reason - Russian Federation boss
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo has four Ballon d'Ors for a reason - Russian Federation boss

Russian Federation face Mexico on Saturday in their last group game, when Portugal play New Zealand . "It was a huge performance, you know we showed quality and spirit and I really believe we should have got more from the game". Russian Federation fans have boosted attendance figures during these finals and it is expected to be a close-to-capacity crowd at Kazan Arena on Saturday but head coach Cherchesov has no doubt that there renewed backing for his players will continue ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls on Republican senators to muster support for healthcare bill

The cable network sent their Supreme Court sketch artist over to the White House briefing room on Friday where Sean Spicer gave a off-camera briefing. Trump has previously said Russian Federation probably interfered in U.S. election; is concerned about any interference in election. Though if we're being totally honest, most of the reactions to Hennessey's drawings weren't all that serious - especially when it came to obvious but welcome comparisons to a-ha's music video for "Take On Me." ...

Author: 0 Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

He would engage with the Indian community in the Netherlands. Asked whether Modi will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan, Baglay said that India 's concerns regarding it are very well known and that it was logical to assume that matters relating to regional and global security will be discussed.

Author: 0 House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

They also lost a less publicized race in South Carolina , Tuesday, as Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnel. Four years earlier Mitt Romney won the district by 23 points. Trump, who spoke to the network Thursday at the White House , touted the recent Republican victory in a Georgia special election . "We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again ", said Rep.

Author: 0 Belgium foils terror attack: Suspect killed

He said the man was not known to authorities to be involved in any terror activities, but the prosecutor did not comment on whether he had a criminal record. Police evacuated the station, Gare Centrale, as well as the nearby Grand Place. Belgian authorities have labeled it a terrorist attack. A soldier confronted the man and shot him several times, and he died on the spot.

Author: 0 At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan explosion

The dead and injured were shifted to the civil hospital. Hours later twin bombings, minutes apart, hit a crowded market in a Shiite-dominated city in Parachinar, the main city in the Kurram tribal region and killed 24 people, mostly minority Shiite Muslims, according to government administrator Zahid Hussain.

Author: 0 Karen Handel speaks to FOX 5 following 6th District win

Republican opponent Karen Handel worked to frame him in that light. "I was also influenced by a desire to resist Trump's plan to defer to Russian Federation and make America insecure", Rega Wood, a Stanford philosophy professor and Ossoff donor, said in an email to The College Fix.

Global Feds offered cybersecurity help in 2016 election, but states resisted
Author: 0 Feds offered cybersecurity help in 2016 election, but states resisted

Trump also claimed former Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson "is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia". Says Johnson: "The FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion, and the DNC did not feel it needed" Homeland Security's assistance at that time .

Author: 0 Imam kept suspect safe until police arrived

Osborne's Muslim neighbour in Cardiff, Khadijh Sherazi, said she had never had any problems with him or his family until this weekend. Osborne was reportedly born in Singapore and his mother, sister and nephew live in Weston-super-Mare, near Bristol, southwest England.

Global Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy
Author: 0 Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy

Rubio called the new policy a strategic, long-term attempt to force aging Cuban military and intelligence officers to ease their grip on the island's economy as a younger generation of leaders prepares to take over. These visitors will be allowed to pay bank fees at the military-run bank and rent private properties such as those offered by Airbnb. "These people are benefitting greatly, not only from Americans spending money, but sharing their ideas with them", said Collin Laverty, founder and ...

Author: 0 North Korea warns against following 'psychopath' Trump

Warmbier's family declined to have an autopsy performed on him following his death Monday, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH said, deciding that only an "external examination" would be performed. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year, could be for the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket engine, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Mourners line street for Otto Warmbier's funeral

Hunziker was detained in North Korea for months in 1996 for illegally crossing the border and committed suicide less than a month after he returned to the United States later that year. He said North Korea's treatment of Otto demonstrated "a basic disregard for human rights, for human dignity". "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses", the spokesman said.

Global 40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities
Author: 0 40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

In a deadly bombing in March this year, a blast outside an imambargah located in a busy Parachinar market claimed the lives of 24 people and left 90 others injured. That attack shocked a country already grimly accustomed to atrocities, and prompted the military to intensify an operation in the tribal areas targeting militants.

Global Pelosi confident of her caucus' support
Author: 0 Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

And there are more Democrats in the United States than there are Republicans . Conservative strategist Frank Luntz took to Twitter to say " she represents everything swing voters dislike about D.C". "We have all the ads done". Ossoff commented as well: "This is a deep-rooted problem in American politics right now which is going to take work and bipartisan commitment to try to heal wounds and focus on substance instead of fear-mongering and slander".

Global Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20
Author: 0 Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

In January, at least 25 people were killed and over 65 injured early in the morning when a powerful explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Parachinar, officials said. President Mamnoon Hussain, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai and former president Asif Ali Zardari, were among those who condemned the attacks.

Global Justice Department backs Texas 'sanctuary city' law in court
Author: 0 Justice Department backs Texas 'sanctuary city' law in court

People attending the Houston City Council meeting on Tuesday raise their hands after State Senator Sylvia Garcia voiced her support of the city joining the lawsuit challenging SB4, the state's " sanctuary cities " ban. In an accompanying statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions applauded the bill and said it concurred with President Trump's views on immigration.

Author: 0 How the GOP health care bills help the rich

The Nevada Republican once again faces a tough Senate race in 2018. It remained unclear whether McConnell has the 50 votes he needs for passage, as nearly a dozen GOP senators voiced reservations. Lawmakers will be "looking to see if there are things that we can do to refine it, and make it more acceptable to more members in our conference, to get to 50", Senator John Thune said.

Global Kovind to file nomination tomorrow; Modi, NDA CMs to be there
Author: 0 Kovind to file nomination tomorrow; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

On Monday, hours after BJP chief Amit Shah announced Kovind's name as the ruling NDA's presidential pick, Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar had praised his tenure as the governor of the eastern state. As the vice-president, he was the natural choice for the president's post in 1997 and all major parties supported him. Kovind's resignation as the Bihar Governor was accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee .

Author: 0 Iranian Official On Syrian Attack: Israel Should 'Worry'

Military leaders and officials in Iran , a predominantly Shi'ite country, often refer to Sunni Muslim radicals as Takfiris. The Guard released black-and-white footage it said came from a drone showing the strikes, a column of thick black smoke rising into the sky after the attack.

Author: 0 Iran's Missile Strike On ISIS Was A Massive Failure

ISIS is an acronym for the Islamic State terror group. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians. But sources quoted in Hebrew media on Monday evening said three of what they said were the seven ballistic missiles didn't even make it as far as Syria , falling to earth in Iraq , and only one of the seven landed in its intended target, an Islamic State base in Syria's mostly IS-held Deir Ezzor province.

Author: 0 London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

Late on Friday, one municipal authority in north London began to evacuate almost 4,000 people from five tower blocks after firefighters said it was unsafe for them to stay. She said it is thought the work would take three to four weeks. "I know it's hard, but Grenfell changes everything". "We've had two letters in two days saying "you're not safe" then "you're safe".

Author: 0 26 killed as vehicle bomb hits Afghan local bank office

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack , but the Taliban insurgents who dominate most of the province have frequently initiated suicide bombings in the capital. The Taliban releases footage showing two hostages that were kidnapped last August outside of the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul . Afghan Taliban chief Maulvi Hibatullah Akhundzada said on Friday that surge in foreign troops would not solve the Afghan problem, urging the Americans to adopt a ...

Author: 0 Lift blockade first for talks to begin, says Qatar

Cavusoglu's meetings with leaders of Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were largely closed to the press. He said the directives issued by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to address the humanitarian needs of families with joint nationalities appeared to be inadequate, and his office had received reports of specific individuals being ordered to return home or to leave the country they are residing in.

Global France's Macron begins fine-tuning team after parliament sweep
Author: 0 France's Macron begins fine-tuning team after parliament sweep

It is a largely symbolic move required after legislative elections. With 57% of votes counted, the Interior Ministry said that Mr Macron's party had won 41% of the vote, followed by the conservative Republicans with 23%. The party itself has come into existence only a year ago. But together, they have little political experience. Sunday's high abstention rate means Macron will also have to tread carefully with reforms in a country with muscular trade unions and a history of street protests ...

Global At least 18 killed, 70 injured in twin Parachinar explosions
Author: 0 At least 18 killed, 70 injured in twin Parachinar explosions

The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said. "Rescue operation is in progress", it said in a statement. So far, 15 people have been wounded. "Security officials tried to stop a auto near Shuhada Chowk and the blast occurred moments later, however, we are still not sure if the vehicle was the source of the blast", he said.

Author: 0 Mitch McConnell works to rally GOP votes for Senate health bill

Medicaid , the health insurance program for low-income families and elderly or disabled Americans, as well as many children with special needs, covers one in five in the USA, or more than 70 million people. The bill would slash Medicaid and rescind the Obamacare requirement that most Americans have health insurance. As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than ideal and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is ...

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Defends North Korea, Takes Credit for Otto Warmbier's Release

He was in a coma and died a few days later. "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the USA in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well", the agency reported . Otto Warmbier , in a coma, is transferred from a medical transport airplane to an awaiting ambulance at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, US. "I asked on behalf of Dennis for his release three times".

Global UK government confident of deal with Northern Ireland's DUP: Hammond
Author: 0 UK government confident of deal with Northern Ireland's DUP: Hammond

On June 8, the Conservatives got 318 seats in a 650 seat parliament. Policies expected to make it through to the speech include an increase to the national living wage, measures to reduce the cost of premiums for vehicle insurance, protections for the victims of domestic violence, and new laws to stop landlords exploiting tenants.

Author: 0 US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

However, the Pentagon states that the Syrian jet had dropped bombs near US partner forces involved in the fight to extract Raqqa from Islamic State (ISIS) control. "Public statements aside, we have not seen the Russians do any actions that cause us concern". That took place near the Syrian city of Taqba, which has been the focus of fighting as USA -sponsored ground forces advance on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.

Global GOP victory in Georgia is a huge win for Trump
Author: 0 GOP victory in Georgia is a huge win for Trump

Tim Walz of Minnesota. Trump narrowly carried the district in 2016, but the GOP has held the district since 1979. Some liberals are putting an optimistic spin on things: It's a good sign for Dems, they argue, that Ossoff got as close as he did to victory in a district that hasn't voted blue since Jimmy Carter was president.

Author: 0 Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes. Obama was more than skeptical. He said amendments during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

Global Modi, Shah to be present when Kovind files nomination on Friday
Author: 0 Modi, Shah to be present when Kovind files nomination on Friday

Reacting on the JD-U's decision to support Kovind, Kharge said: " Nitish Kumar's party JD-U's announcement to support Kovind is his decision". "We are not merely part of opposition unity but the initiator". "If someone is trying to make a Dalit a President with the objective of gaining a vote bank then we are not with them, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said".

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