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Global Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists
Author: 0 Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

The ELN in a statement said the journalists were detained preventively because they had entered a conflict zone where Colombia's military often operates covertly. The journalists work for Spoorloos , a program on Kro-Ncrv TV that helps Dutch people trace their biological relatives around the world. "We are grateful to everyone who has worked to release Derk and Eugenio", it added in comments quoted by AFP news agency.

Global Hundreds mourn student who'd been held in North Korea
Author: 0 Hundreds mourn student who'd been held in North Korea

The North Korean spokesman quoted by Reuters suggested the student had returned to the USA "in his normal state of health". This week former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman claimed he was responsible for helping get the 22-year-old finally released.

Global Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats
Author: 0 Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats

Schumer . Jaffe supports Medicare-for-All, one big issue that Pelosi has come under fire over by her constituents. But Pelosi continues to command great loyalty from many in the House, and she insisted her position was not in jeopardy. Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela from Texas told Politico that you'd have to be an idiot to think that Democrats could win with the current Democratic leader in the House.

Author: 0 Iran's top leader says USA should not enter Iraq "under any pretext"

Iran described today the missile attack against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zour as crushing and successful, destroying command centers and weapons depots. But the missiles sent a message to more than just the extremists in Iraq and Syria , Sharif told state television in a telephone interview. The regional and worldwide sponsors of the terrorists must receive the revealing message of the assault, ' he said.

Global Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare
Author: 0 Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare

On Twitter, Kennedy said: "I'll be reading through the Senate health care bill this weekend". Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, oppose the current version of the bill for being too similar to Obamacare.

Global Iran Arrests 41 Suspects over Tehran Attacks
Author: 0 Iran Arrests 41 Suspects over Tehran Attacks

Summary⎙ Print Iranian authorities linked the Islamic State attackers to a larger cell whose leader was killed by security forces previous year. Police killed four ISIL suspects in the southern province of Hormozgan on Sunday, police chief Azizollah Maleki said .

Global Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea hoping 'to open the door'
Author: 0 Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea hoping 'to open the door'

On Tuesday, South Korean military officials told reporters that a North Korean drone found last week had taken photographs of a recently installed, USA -made anti-missile system. Joy at his release was mixed with concern after his parents said they were told he had been in the coma for over a year. Richardson has played a role in past negotiations with North Korea .

Author: 0 May asked to explain if Rupert Murdoch had role in cabinet reshuffle

Co-leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas said his appointment as environment minister 'beggars belief. Gove makes his return to politics after putting his name into the ring for prime minister past year after the Brexit vote. Priti Patel reappointed as secretary of state for worldwide development. And it is vital to our democracy that May gives transparent answers to Watson's questions.

Global Danny Ainge Claims He Never Wanted Markelle Fultz In The First Place
Author: 0 Danny Ainge Claims He Never Wanted Markelle Fultz In The First Place

Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four spots in this year's draft order would mirror the first-four from last year: Philadelphia at No. His passing is a plus but with last years number one pick Ben Simmons coming back from injury this year, Fultz will likely play the off guard position while Simmons will assume the Point-Forward that has become so popular in National Basketball Association offenses.

Global North Korea has tested a heavy duty engine for ballistic missiles
Author: 0 North Korea has tested a heavy duty engine for ballistic missiles

North Korea has tested several new missile systems this year, including a powerful midrange missile that experts say could one day reach targets as far as Hawaii or Alaska. The engine could "potentially be used on a future intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM", according to the report . South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to meet his USA counterpart Donald Trump this week with the meeting expected to set the tone for the future of the alliance amid escalating North Korean ...

Author: 0 China, US Agree On Aim Of 'Complete, Irreversible' Korean Denuclearization

Fang Fenghui , chief of the Chinese joint staff department, is a result of the summit in April between President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Mattis explained. "At least I know China tried!" Nor was any joint statement issued, although the US was willing to do so. The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea.

Global India Drops Sedition Charges Against Pakistan Cricket Fans
Author: 0 India Drops Sedition Charges Against Pakistan Cricket Fans

Later, the sedition charges were dropped, but the villagers are still in police custody over other charges. For the fans who are still devastated by the loss of India in the ICC Championship Trophy that concluded on June 18, it is important to know that the game is not over yet.

Global Trump pitches 'solar wall' for Mexican border
Author: 0 Trump pitches 'solar wall' for Mexican border

Gleason said sales of electricity to utilities could cover the cost of construction in 20 years or less, and suggested that power could also be sold to Mexico. Vasilis Fthenakis , director of the Center for Life Cycle Analysis at Columbia University , and Ken Zweibel , former director of the Solar Institute at George Washington University, concluded it was "not only technically and economically feasible, it might even be more practical than a traditional wall".

Author: 0 Iranian protesters say destroying Israel is Muslim world's top priority

They were met by about 100 marchers waving Israeli flags and carrying signs, confined largely to the steps of the municipal building - maintaining their presence for about an hour before filing out of the square and south along Macleod Tr. One video showed Rouhani's security guards rushing him into his vehicle while others prevented protesters from approaching. Last week, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei had warned those who created "polarisation" of Bani-Sadr's fate, without ...

Global Dean Heller becomes fifth Senate Republican to oppose GOP health care bill
Author: 0 Dean Heller becomes fifth Senate Republican to oppose GOP health care bill

Under special rules McConnell is using that will block Democrats from using a filibuster to kill the bill, the legislation can not include provisions that make policy changes that don't primarily affect the budget. The Senate bill's real-world impact is still unknown, but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to provide an estimate early next week.

Global Saudi police 'foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack'
Author: 0 Saudi police 'foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack'

The operation was plotted by a terror group located in three sites, one in Jeddah and two in Mecca , Al Arabiya local news quoted the spokesperson as saying. All of them are Saudi nationals and are now being questioned. It was not immediately clear who was behind the plot to attack the mosque, although ISIL has in the past carried out attacks in Saudi Arabia .

Global S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics
Author: 0 S. Korea president invites N. Korea to Pyeongchang Olympics

But the centre-left Moon is known to favour engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table in a break from his conservative predecessors who took a hardline stance. If confirmed, it would be North Korea's second such test this year. The president's comment came after his special security adviser Moon Chung-in told a forum in Washington that Seoul and Washington may consider scaling back their joint military drills in exchange for North Korea freezing its nuclear ...

Global Puerto Rico votes for U.S. statehood, but to little avail
Author: 0 Puerto Rico votes for U.S. statehood, but to little avail

According to U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez, because the turnout was so low, the results can not be trusted. Puerto Rico came under court protection after Rossello declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. Almost half a million Puerto Ricans have fled to the US mainland to escape the island's 10-year economic recession and 12 percent unemployment rate.

Global Trump Administration Oks Sale of Surveillance Drones to India, Says Manufacturer
Author: 0 Trump Administration Oks Sale of Surveillance Drones to India, Says Manufacturer

US-India trade more than doubled from $45bn in 2006 to about $115bn previous year, but the US trade deficit also widened to $31bn in that time. "All other substantive bilateral issues will depend on the degree to which both leaders will be able to create chemistry and see eye-to-eye on key challenges, including how to contain China and re-engage Russian Federation.

Author: 0 United Kingdom accepts EU's timetable for Brexit negotiations

THE "very sensitive" issue of the Irish border may not be resolved until near the end of the Brexit talks, David Davis has acknowledged. Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britons voted past year to end their country's four-decade membership in the 28-country bloc - the first nation ever to do so.

Author: 0 Trump wants to dismantle Obama-era Cuba policies

Bush administration. "It was rough", Glass said, "even though I didn't like it in the beginning, i think it's better to have relations, because at least the poor people that is there they can get a little more now from us from family". "But whatever reduction we do see in travel is direct proof of how much the military is benefiting from the current policy". Meanwhile, there will be no changes to " wet foot, dry foot " policy, which allows Cubans who arrive in the US without visas to stay, ...

Author: 0 Philippines' Mindanao a longtime hotbed of Islamist insurrection, extremism

Lieutenant-Colonel Emmanuel Garcia, civil relations group head of the Western Mindanao Command, said five men were gunned down on Monday by militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ). involvement in the fight was requested by an unnamed agency within Duterte's government. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said support included aerial surveillance and targeting, electronic eavesdropping, communications assistance and training.

Global McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing
Author: 0 McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing

To get a better sense of what that would mean on a state-by-state basis - and who might be hardest-hit by a rollback - we charted out some of the key aspects of Medicaid and the expansion under the ACA. Hit hardest, said Hoff, would be people on Medicaid as well as those who purchase individual health insurance plans. "We have to send the message to our elected officials and we depend on our elected officials to champion our cause in Washington", said Pamela Clarke, the health center's ...

Global Trump Finances: Mar-a-Lago, DC Hotel Revenue Up
Author: 0 Trump Finances: Mar-a-Lago, DC Hotel Revenue Up

Trump, as president, continues to make millions - including on his Washington D.C. hotel. Mar-a-Lago doubled its initiation fee for members to $200,000 after Trump was elected. The Republican president's personal debts and liabilities remained at $315 million, about the same amount filed previous year. Trump refinanced it with Ladder Capital at a much lower rate of 4.05%.

Global Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare
Author: 0 Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare

Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes. With no Democrats planning to support the repeal and replacement, Mr McConnell and party can only afford to lose two members of their 52-48 majority in the Senate in order to pass the bill .

Author: 0 We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us

The high court will review a lower court decision that said Wisconsin's Republican Legislature redrew district maps so much to their advantage that they were unconstitutional. Republicans call their actions lawful. Erika King, political expert at Grand Valley State University, told FOX 17 that this case has the potential to be a "game changer".

Author: 0 Trump doesn't hold Ramadan dinner, breaking White House tradition

Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life. The president has faced backlash over his views of Muslims, as well as his travel ban restricting several Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East from entering the U.S.

Author: 0 Attacker may have targeted Flint for airport

The authorities called the attack an "act of terrorism ". The other safety officers were close at hand because they were working with Neville on setting up a meeting. At a federal court hearing it was said that Ftouhi has lived in Canada for 10 years and he was described as a Canadian and Tunisian citizen. Ftouhi had citizenship in Tunisia and Canada, where he lived for the past decade, according to audio of his federal court released Thursday.

Global Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind files nomination papers, in presence of PM
Author: 0 Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind files nomination papers, in presence of PM

The term of President Pranab Mukherjee ends on July 24. BJP President Amit Shah and party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were present during the filing of nominatons. "Since I became the governor I do not belong to any political party", said the former head of the BJP's Dalit Morcha. BJP General Secretary Bhupender Yadav, who is also Kovind's authorised representative for the presidential poll , said that Kovind will seek support from members of the president's electoral ...

Global Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?
Author: 0 Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?

As Rice pointed out, if Pelosi was a coach of a sports team with a comparable losing streak, she would have been fired. "This is certainly something that we have to discuss, because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic party we need new leadership", said Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton on CNN .

Author: 0 UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

Some 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities across the country have failed fire cladding safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said. The remains of Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London which was gutted by fire, are pictured against the London skyline on June 16, 2017.

Author: 0 Indian shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final

The Guntur player took only 37 minutes to outplay his Chinese opponent by 21-10, 21-14. The Hyderabadi attacker played two wonderful shots thereafter - a smooth drop shot on the front court and a powerful smash on the back court - to win two points and made it 8-7.

Author: 0 Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. "There are folks in the Republican conference who desperately want this to devolve to the states", said Whitlock, who is now vice president for health policy at ML Strategies, a lobbying and consulting firm.

Author: 0 UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

The council's leader, Georgia Gould , said it would take up to four weeks to fix the blocks that were evacuated and said that some 4,000 residents were affected. The fire has become a flashpoint for public anger at the record of May's Conservative Party in government following austerity-driven cuts to local authority budgets.

Global London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say
Author: 0 London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say

LONDON (CNNMoney) - Over 60,000 units of the refrigerator identified as the source of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire were produced before the model was discontinued in 2009, according to Whirlpool . A Hotpoint FF175BP model was found to have been the fridge-freezer at the centre of the tragedy and followed witness reports from June 14 that one resident claimed his appliance was responsible.

Author: 0 German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Open gamescom 2017

Angela Merkel will this year participate in the opening tour of Gamescom ". This news comes by way of the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU), and Gamescom's sponsor. According to Felix Falk, managing director of the BIU, Merkel can definitely help with the strengthening of the gaming industry, which is needed by the country in order to keep up with the digital economy.

Global LIVESTREAM: FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting
Author: 0 LIVESTREAM: FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

He opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Va., after asking another lawmaker whether the team practicing was a group of Republicans or Democrats. CNN reports when the Louisiana Republican arrived at the hospital after the shooting last week, he was categorized in critical condition. It includes photos of Scalise and his family.

Author: 0 Trump hosts lunch with Republican senators, Obamacare repeal on menu

Facing expected unanimous Democratic opposition , Republicans will be unable to pass a Senate bill if just three of the 52 GOP senators vote "no". Doubts over the future of the bill in the Senate rose after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report in May predicting that if the Republican reform is to go ahead, 23 million people in the United States will lose their medical coverage within a decade.

Global (240617) N. Korean taekwondo demonstration team arrives in Seoul
Author: 0 (240617) N. Korean taekwondo demonstration team arrives in Seoul

A demonstration team from the North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) capped off the opening ceremony of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, 240 kilometers south of Seoul . Pyongyang has so far rejected offers of humanitarian aid and request for a reunion of families separated by the division of Korea. If they form a unified team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, it would represent a major milestone in inter-Korean relations.

Author: 0 Israel Mocks Iran's First Strike on ISIS in Syria As 'A Flop'

The Guards Corp said it "targeted the headquarters and meeting place and suicide vehicle assembly line" of "ISIS terrorists" in the province of Deir el-Zour, where Islamic State forces surround an estimated 200,000 people in a government-held section of the provincial capital of the same name.US officials said there appeared to be no direct connection between the two events, but they underscored the complexity of a region in which Syria , Russia, Turkey, Iran , Israel and the United ...

Global Dennis Rodman Says We're All Misunderstanding Kim Jong
Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Says We're All Misunderstanding Kim Jong

Through its state-run news agency, KCNA , a government source as said: 'Our relevant agencies treat all criminals in accordance with domestic laws and worldwide standards and Warmbier was not an exception'. "When I was organizing the trip and I (met) with the delegates here, I addressed Otto Warmbier and I said to them we would need some type of good faith if we're ever going to do some type of future sports relations".

Global A Botched Attack in Brussels fuels Anxiety in Europe
Author: 0 A Botched Attack in Brussels fuels Anxiety in Europe

At a news conference, spokesman Eric van der Sypt said it is not clear whether the shot suspect is dead or alive - however, no civilians were injured or killed in the explosion. Contrary to initial reports, he was not wearing an explosive belt but brought a suitcase containing nails, used to maximize casualties, and gas bottles.

Global Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point
Author: 0 Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA election have raised questions about whether Comey's May 9 firing was an attempt by Trump to stop the Russia probe. Donald Trump isn't being very stupid, he can tell you that! Mr Trump's initial Twitter missive about the possibility of tapes triggered a series of consequences, each weightier than the last.

Global Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress
Author: 0 Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

Mnuchin, a 54-year-old billionaire former Goldman Sachs exec, is set to Wednesday 36-year-old Scottish actress Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorum, five blocks from the White House. Mnuchin and Linton will shortly move into their renovated Massachusetts Avenue Heights mansion, which the secretary reportedly purchased for more than $12 million.

Global PM Modi given warm welcome by Indians in US
Author: 0 PM Modi given warm welcome by Indians in US

As a pre-visit sweetener, the USA on Thursday approved the sale of 22 Guardian drones to the Indian air force, a deal worth $2bn to $3bn. The drone deal would still require approval by Congress. After the United States visit, Modi will travel to the Netherlands on June 27 where he will have a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and call on King Willem-Alexander and meet Queen Maxima.

Global S. Korea keeps close tabs on NK missile development
Author: 0 S. Korea keeps close tabs on NK missile development

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. "A rocket engine was tested today", the United States official said on condition of anonymity, without providing any details. North Korea's state media, which is normally quick to publicize successful missile-related developments, did not carry any reports on the engine test.

Author: 0 SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested

Describing the incident as "murder of trust", the Chief Minister wondered how long the police would show restraint as she warned that there could be a backlash if the force loses patience. "May the people who lynched DySP Pandith burn in hell for their sins", Omar wrote on Twitter. The mob then went on a rampage, targeting empty security pickets in the area.

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