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North Korea says United States student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

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Rodman arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea the same day Pyongyang released Otto Warmbier, 22, the American college student who was released from prison last week and died soon after. South Korea said the women defected on their own, while North Korea claimed they were deceived and abducted to the South. Warmbier was medically evacuated from prison and returned to the US on the same day that Rodman arrived in North Korea. Read More »

Americans are twice as likely to believe Comey over Trump

According to a timeline provided by Politifact, Comey's decision to speak out about the conversations with Trump were inspired by the mention of recordings. It is unclear what link Trump was trying to create between his tweet about having tapes and the Obama administration's alleged unmasking of Trump campaign officials. Read More »

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands by the UAE, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and Egypt , the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera reported earlier Friday. The United Arab Emirates on Friday warned of "divorce" with Qatar unless it takes seriously a list of demands including the closure of Al-Jazeera television, as a diplomatic crisis drags on. Read More »

Oracle step up, grab first win over Team NZ

Team New Zealand has won five races but began with a negative point because Oracle won the qualifiers. In 2013, Oracle trailed Team New Zealand 8-1 on San Francisco Bay before winning eight straight races to complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports. Read More »

Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

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Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were handed over to a delegation from the Colombian Ombudsman's Office, the agency confirmed in a tweet. The ELN, the second-largest rebel group after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ( FARC ), is in talks with the government to put an end to more than five decades of war. Read More »

Iran arrests more suspects after Tehran attacks

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During a massive funeral ceremony in Tehran following Friday prayers, thousands chanted "Down with the US" and "Death to Al-Saud", the Saudi royal family, while carrying coffins of victims. On Saturday, the Iranian security forces killed the mastermind behind the terror attacks on the country's Parliament and on the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. Read More »

North Korea freed, sentenced to prison, American student

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He was sentenced to 15 years in jail after tearfully confessing to trying to steal a propaganda sign. He was arrested in January 2016 and accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster from an employee area of his hotel. After the Swedish diplomats met with the detained Americans , the North Koreans urgently asked to have a meeting with the U.S.in NY. "Mr. Warmbier is en route to the United States, where he will be reunited with his family". Read More »

South Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

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Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff also said the military is keeping a close watch on the North amid reports that Pyongyang has conducted a further rocket engine test geared towards a possible launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland. Read More »

Trump reaffirms commitment to build Mexico Wall

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President Donald Trump is tweeting that his planned border wall is still in the pipeline. Mexico's government has responded to Donald Trump after the U.S. Gleason Partners was responding to a request for proposal from the DHS that specifically asked "for offers to be submitted for a Solid Concrete Border Wall". Read More »

Iran Calls to Fight Tyrannical Political System in Jerusalem Day

The missile strikes were Iran's first in more than a decade, according to reports, and came in response to attacks this month on the parliament building and a shrine in Tehran that were blamed on Islamic State militants. " Death to America ", " Death to Israel ", " Death to the UK ". Iran's ballistic missile program has been the subject of persistent concern in Washington and the target of repeated United States sanctions. Read More »

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

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North Korea has tested several new missile systems this year in an accelerated effort to strengthen its nuclear weapons and missiles program. The United States "reiterated to China that they have a diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime if they want to prevent further escalation in the region", Tillerson said Wednesday. Read More »

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

The Metropolitan Police said cladding attached to the 24-storey public housing project during a recent renovation failed safety tests conducted by investigators, and they had seized documents from a number of organisations. 25-year-old Ayman Ali, who lives on the ground floor of one the Chalcots towers, said that no one had asked him to evacuate his flat: "I've had no contact from anyone from the council for 24 hours or fire wardens so I chose to stay." . Read More »

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood

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Politics took the front seat at this year's Puerto Rican Day Parade in NY on Sunday, as the traditional batons, floats and marching bands were overshadowed by the inclusion of a militant pro-independence figure and a vote in favor of statehood taking place on the island. Read More »

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

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Both are fairly focused on dealmaking, Kumar said , Trump as a businessman and Modi from his time as chief minister of the business-friendly Indian state of Gujarat. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance a year ago. This is where economic nationalism stirs tensions , said Kugelman, the Woodrow Wilson Center scholar. Read More »

Cuba-US relations: 6 things you need to know

President Donald Trump on Friday will tighten rules on Americans traveling to Cuba and significantly restrict US companies from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military, according to USA officials who have seen a draft presidential memorandum. Read More »

Terrorism threat: Indonesia wants meeting with Malaysia, Philippines

The Indonesian Military Chief has given a warning that Islamic State group ( ISIS ) has a widespread presence in the country and there are "Sleeper cells" established all over the Southeast Asian archipelago. He said the sleeper cells could easily join forces with radical cells. The raid, however pre-empted a plot by hundreds of militants waving Islamic State group-style black flags to capture Marawi and kill Christians, military officials say. Read More »

Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare

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The 142-page bill proposed considerable cuts to Medicaid , a healthcare programme for low-income and disabled Americans, offered tax cuts to help people buy health insurance and gave states more power in shaping health-care regulations. The draft bill is expected to be subject to negotiations over the coming days, and Senate majority whip John Cornyn told reporters on Thursday that McConnell could file the final bill "as late as Tuesday" and that "it would encompass additional conversations ... Read More »

Donald Trump discloses multimillion-dollar income in latest filing

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So far, Trump has released three personal financial disclosure statements which collectively cover January 1st, 2014 to April 25th, 2017. The new filing shows that Trump had at least $310 million in liabilities spread across 16 loans as of May 31, a lot of them mortgages, an amount similar to what he reported in his prior financial disclosure. Read More »

Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

Also appearing on "This Week" is Sen. Perhaps the most sweeping move, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and the disabled - and goes even further. Read More »

Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia

Dean Argo, a spokesman for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said a state liquor store in Fairfield received "significant damage" and one employee was injured when the storm hit. Tropical Depression Cindy or its rainy remnants were expected to move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday and into Tennessee later the same day. Read More »

Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

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Read: How Did North Korea React To US' Successful Missile Interceptor Test Over Pacific Ocean? The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something Trump has vowed "won't happen". Read More »

Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. Much of the architecture of the House's American Health Care Act has been left intact. She said there's still a need for some sort of rule created to push healthy people to buy insurance, to replace Obamacare's individual mandate -which would be eliminated under the Senate proposal. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing U.S. detainee Otto Warmbier

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Despite the uplifting celebration of his ex-classmate's life, Kraner lamented "a very bright future that we'll never know". The South Koreans say they found over 500 photos on the camera. "Revere said he had heard this "sense of frustration and anger" from the Warmbier family during the time he was advising them". "This is the agenda that we can not evade", Moon said. Read More »

The Supreme Court Looks at the Math of Gerrymandering

House of Representatives . For the first time in more than a decade, the Supreme Court will take up a case questioning a common practice US lawmakers use to draw political maps: gerrymandering. Senate . The judges said the redrawing violated constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law and free speech by undercutting the ability of Democratic voters to turn their votes into seats in the Wisconsin state legislature. Read More »

Canadian Citizen Stabbed Michigan Officer After Yelling "Allahu Akbar"

After the incident, a complaint was filed against the suspect for "violence at an worldwide airport", but officials noted that there could be more charges in the future. Amor Ftouhi kept the building stairwells clean and always paid his rent on time, his landlord told The Associated Press . A court spokesman says Ftouhi will remain in custody until a bond hearing next Wednesday. Read More »

Kovind to tour states to drum up support

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Senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi sat on the front row along with Modi, Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal as Kovind filed his papers. The BJP has prepared four sets for Kovind's nomination. Besides the NDA's constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham ( AIADMK ... Read More »

Trump pledges to revamp Obama-era Cuba deal

Former President Barack Obama's 2014 declaration of detente with Cuba prompted hundreds of islanders to launch media, entrepreneurship and cultural projects that were outside control of the state but within the bounds of law, unlike the directly confrontational tactics of Cuba's small dissident groups. Read More »

Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise. Those sentiments also were reflected by Ryan and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Massachusetts), while Pelosi said Thursday at a press conference that she was "worth the trouble" and loved "the fray". Read More »

United Kingdom finds 34 high-rise buildings with unsafe siding

One resident, Steve Pirolli, told ITV News that he was told to leave at 3am on Saturday morning because of concerns over the fire doors, external cladding and gas pipes but he wasn't going anywhere. The London borough of Camden said it was providing hotel rooms for residents of 800 apartments in high-rise buildings in the area known as Swiss Cottage, after fire authorities said they would be unsafe in case of fire. Read More »

Badminton champ Kidambi Srikanth enters Australian Open finals

Srikanth will now face Chinese Long tomorrow. But all that counted for nothing on Sunday as Srikanth bridged that head-to-head gap and won his fourth Super Series title with a comprehensive 22-20, 21-16 victory. The second game began sensationally with Srikanth and Long engaged in an exhaustive rally of patience, which the Hyderabadi won by a victor speed of 331 KPH. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition

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Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said . "When he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said at a briefing on the congressman's condition. Read More »