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Attorney General Jeff Sessions retains private attorney

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Both Coats and Rogers declined before the Senate intelligence committee earlier this month to answer questions about their conversations with Trump , but both said they had never felt urged by Trump to intervene in the Russian Federation probes. Read More »

Coalition forces shoot down Iran-made drone in Syria

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The drone was promptly shot down by a U.S. F-15E fighter. "The Coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria ", U.S. Marine Maj. In the preceding years, Trump insisted , over and over again , that he saw greater us intervention in Syria as a bad mistake. Read More »

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over downed Syria drone

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The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group says it has shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime drone that had been bearing down on its forces in Syria's south-east. Australia has six fighter jets based in the United Arab Emirates that strike targets in Syria and Iraq . U.S.' downing of the Iranian drone came on the same day when Australia announced it is temporarily suspending airstrikes by its forces in Syria after a threat from Russian Federation. Read More »

Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Life-threatening flash flooding may occur. A tropical storm watch covered a large swath of the upper Texas coast from west of High Island to San Luis Pass. "It's not wind, it's rain we're concerned about", said Greg Flynn with the Mississippi Emergency Management Service. Tropical Storm Warnings include the entire Louisiana coastline and parishes along the I-10 Corridor in Acadiana. Read More »

Supersonic Bombers Tear Across Korea After Death Of US College Student

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea , South Korean officials said . South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday cited Moon separately as saying: 'It is very deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights'. Ongoing activity and a large number of people have been spotted at North Korea's nuclear test site, the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility, amid lingering concerns that the regime of leader Kim ... Read More »

Karen Handel wins Georgia special election handing Dems upsetting loss

It is the type of seat the Democrats will need to win if they want to overturn the Republican House majority in mid-term elections next year. Katrina Pierson, former spokeswoman for the Trump campaign added her thoughts on the election cycle that reportedly spent $42 million on advertising alone: "The best part about #GA06 besides #winning was that Dems spent a fortune on a race they actually thought they could win". Read More »

No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

There was no immediate word from the family about why relatives opted not to perform an autopsy, which may have shed more light on the cause of the neurological injuries Warmbier suffered in North Korea.Warmbier's death came just days after he was released by the North Korean government and returned to the United States suffering from extensive brain damage, according to the USA doctors who treated him. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal shouldn't panic after Mexico draw

Portugal defender Pepe thought he had opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he turned in a cross-shot after Ronaldo had smashed a shot against the crossbar, having blasted his initial free-kick into the defensive wall. "It wasn't the result that we wanted", said Ronaldo. We want to improve from the last game and believe we will show that in our game tomorrow. Now we need to think of the next game, which we have to win. Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi evinces interest in research work at CDRI Lucknow

Lucknow (U.P.), June 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the campus of Abdul Kalam Technical University in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow , on Tuesday. "Everyone is watching the developments in UP. I congratulate Yogi and his team for this", he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the CSIR-Central Drugs Research Institute (CDRI) on Tuesday and evinced keen interest in the research work conducted by the institute.During his almost 50-minute stay at the institute, Modi ... Read More »

US shoots down 'pro-Syrian' drone made by Iran

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It is the second time the US has downed a pro-regime drone in Syria this month, putting a focus on escalating geopolitical tensions in the area and the expanding use of American military power in the conflict. It also said a "deconfliction" hotline set up between Russian Federation and the USA to prevent mid-air collisions would be suspended immediately. Central Command said Tuesday that Turki al-Binali was killed on May 31. Read More »

South Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

As South Korea's new leadership works toward easing long strained inter-Korean relations, USA experts are eyeing the country's conciliatory overtures to the Kim Jong Un regime, anxious that a possible resumption of the Kaesong Industrial Complex could provoke discord with the Trump administration. Read More »

Jon Ossoff in 6th District concession: 'The fight goes on'

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Republican Karen Handel bested her Democratic rival, Jon Ossoff , in a fight for Georgia's 6th District that was seen as both symbolic and expensive. Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district talks to supporters during a stop at a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Read More »

100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says

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However, the local Catholic mission says the death toll could be higher because it has been too risky for Red Cross teams to recover bodies from the streets. Gunfire also was reported Tuesday in the towns of Bangassou and Alindao, according to MSF, which said the security situation "remains extremely volatile". Read More »

Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

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Investigators were also reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes said. 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 . Read More »

US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria

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On Sunday, Iran lobbed ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria , the first such attack it has carried out anywhere since at least 2001. FILE - In this file picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group. Read More »

U.S. sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

Weaning South Korea off nuclear power , however, could take decades, and there is expected to be opposition from construction companies, which have increased technology exports under Moon's nuclear-friendly predecessors. "I also urge North Korea to return these people to their families". Similarly, the public has lost its faith for nuclear energy due to the 2011 Fukushima power plant meltdown and the 2013 corruption scandal over counterfeit safety certificates for reactor parts, ... Read More »

After Warmbier's death, US weighs travel ban on North Korea

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Warmbier's father, Fred, has praised Trump for helping secure his son's release. "But there are certainly many other people living without freedom in the country of 24 million people - enduring awful circumstances and forced labor - and we do not even know their names", Bae said. Read More »

Aus flies out of Syria amid US-Russia tensions

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Australia on Tuesday said it had halted its airstrikes in Syria following a warning from Russian Federation that it would target U.S. coalition aircraft after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane . On Sunday, June 18, the US F/A-18 Super Hornet shot down the Syrian aircraft, explaining its actions by the fact that the Su-22 dropped bombs on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the city of Raqqa, Syria. Read More »

Republicans win key United States congressional election

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Handel turned back a well-funded Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff , to keep a heavily conservative and affluent district in Republican hands. The latest GOP victor is Karen Handel , who won about 52 percent of the vote in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to quell the upstart phenomenon of Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old Democrat who raised more than $23 million and became a symbol of opposition to President Donald Trump . Read More »

Protesters plan 'Day of Rage' demonstration outside Downing Street

The Met Police said an "appropriate policing plan" has been put in place, with armed police already spotted patrolling near Downing Street and Parliament. The organization was reportedly set up in 1995, and has protested issues ranging from austerity cuts to court rulings over the past few years. MFJ is harnessing anger over the Grenfell Tower fire and has declared that it is trying to "bring down the Government" with the demonstrations. Read More »

Key figures in trial of officer who killed Philando Castile

The video that Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , filmed as he lay bleeding and dying in the passenger seat, drew worldwide attention to the case unlike anything in Minnesota's recent history, and it also helped bring many previous politically inactive youth to their first street protests. Read More »

So it Begins: Brexit Talks to Focus 1st on Orderly Exit

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When the European Union "decides we have made enough progress - their words - both sets of dialogues will continue, including free trade", he added. Britain's Brexit minister, David Davis , said he was "encouraged" by talks at the first meeting between British and EU Brexit negotiators on Monday. Read More »

Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked

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Warmbier's death have been drawn at this time as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview", the coroner's office statement said, expressing "deepest sympathies" for his family and friends. The Trump administration doesn't need an act of Congress to bar Americans from traveling to North Korea . Warmbier returned home to OH last week and was treated by Cincinnati doctors who found that he had severe brain damage. Read More »

Romanian PM ousted in no-confidence vote

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Only the parliamentarians of the ruling coalition and the group of minorities participated in the vote, while all the oppositions decided not to vote. Romania is regarded as the European Union's most corrupt state , while Brussels has been specially monitoring its justice since it joined the bloc in 2007. Read More »

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

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University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says her thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) "during what has been an incredibly hard time". They started out only offering tours to North Korea, but have since included locations such as Antarctica, Chernobyl, Iran, Iraq, and Xinjiang. The worldwide community mourned his death and condemned the North's brutal behavior. Read More »

Republican leads as costly congressional race heads for a tight finish

Democrat Jon Ossoff is joined by his finance, Alisha Kramer , as he addresses his supporters after his defeat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 20, 2017 . Marietta resident Mary Jean Wright said she couldn't believe how much money was raised in the race, especially from outside political groups who took a special interest in the race. Read More »

Restoring powersharing the priority as Brexit talks begin, says Coveney

Speaking outside of Downing Street having met the Prime Minister, he said: "Certainly the parties in the North and the parties who would be on the executive need to be consulted about all of this [Brexit]". May is now seeking backing from the DUP, a Northern Irish party, for her minority Conservative government after she lost her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election . Read More »

Otto Warmbier, US Student Sent Home From North Korea, Passes away

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Mr Trump said that a "lot of bad things happened" to Mr Warmbier , but added: "At least we got him home to be with his parents, where they were so happy to see him, even though he was in a very tough condition". "I believe we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime", Moon told CBS television. Leaders are now weighing in on his death condemning the actions of North Korea . Read More »

Netanyahu warns Iran to not threaten Israel

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Iran's missile strike at ISIS Sunday in retaliation for the attacks in Tehran was a flop, the Times of Israel reports . Tasnim quoted a statement made by the IRGC public relations office Sunday as saying: "a number of mid-range ground-to-ground missiles were fired from the IRGC aerospace force's bases in Iran's western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan". Read More »

Midnight event at Parliament to mark GST rollout

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Arun Jaitley Said that they will Roll Out GST on June 30th midnight: Arun Jaitley, the finance Minister on Sunday, June 18th announced that they are going to roll out the GST (Goods and Service Tax) from June 30 midnight. The Authority has been provisioned to be in existence for two years unless the GST Council extends the tenure and will not be able to take any of these steps suo motu or on its own. Read More »

Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

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He declined to discuss the specifics of what he planned to present. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote for the bill, also told Bloomberg she had not seen the bill and said the short timeframe would give her little time to analyze it. Read More »

Trump not under investigation, says his lawyer

Not long ago I wrote that the danger President Trump faces from the various investigations into the Trump-Russia matter had changed dramatically in recent weeks. The special counsel's office did not respond to a request for comment on the report . A full-scale investigation has not yet been launched, although preliminary work is clearly being done, according to sources familiar with the process. Read More »