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Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

Trump has hardened his rhetoric against North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student who died on Monday . U.S. Rep. Tom Cole echoed those sentiments, adding that Warmbier's death should serve as a warning to Americans considering a visit to North Korea . Read More »

Best is yet to come for Germany

Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka both scored their first worldwide goals, though goalkeeper Bernd Leno's two blunders made the game a little close for comfort. But Low ultimately backed his keeper despite acknowledging his errors. Since Australia's 1-1 draw with Ghana at the 2010 World Cup - seven years ago this week - the Socceroos have played just two friendlies against African sides; Egypt and South Africa. Read More »

London fire: 79 people feared dead, five victims have been identified


In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017 , burnt out lifts on an undisclosed floor, in the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London . "People are angry, not simply at the poor response in the days afterwards from the council and the government, but at the years of neglect from the council", Mr Khan said. Read More »

CNN reporter labels White House spokesman 'just kind of useless'

Spicer's briefings have been must-see TV during the start of the Trump era, beginning with his fiery, inaccurate claim that journalists wrongly portrayed the size of Trump's inauguration audience. "At this time , however, I have chosen not to take the discussions further". "No Democrat wanted to touch this, no Democrat would be part of an effort to repeal Obamacare", Spicer said. Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private attorney


A key lesson emerged from the recent testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee: Without the president's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey , the Trump-Russia investigation would be on a downward trajectory. Read More »

British PM loses majority but battles to stay on


It's an embarrassing turn for May who called the snap election three years earlier than required by law, convinced by opinion polls that seemed to place her in a strong position. Splash News/NewscomTheresa May's Conservative Party ended up losing 13 seats in Britain's elections yesterday. After being re-elected with an increased majority in the London commuter seat of Maidenhead, May said Britain "needs a period of stability " as it prepares for the complicated process of withdrawing ... Read More »

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Doctors said Warmbier suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. The North Koreans have claimed that Warmbier's condition was due to a case of botulism that he contracted after his trial, combined with the effects of a sleeping pill. Read More »

Sharing Wi-Fi password just got easier with iOS 11


Apple has confirmed that its iOS 11 operating system, launched at WWDC on Monday , won't be available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or iPad 4 when it rolls out later this year. The refreshed UI will now have a Today tab to show all the top app picks and tell you the stories behind them. It was the company's second iPhone to support five major versions of iOS: six, seven, eight, nine and 10. Read More »

Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing -W. House


Rumors about a massive shakeup in the White House Communications team have been swirling for weeks, especially after director Mike Dubke announced his resignation in mid May. Trump said Tuesday that if Warmbier had been returned home to the US earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". Like his other rallies, Trump's event Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be attended by thousands of his fans - an audience screened and selected by his re-election campaign. Read More »

Trump Says Diplomacy With North Korea Hasn't Worked

Doctors at the Cincinnati Medical Center, where Mr Warmbier was treated following his return to the USA on 13 June, determined he suffered from " unresponsive wakefulness ", also known as persistent vegetative state, due to "severe neurological injury". Read More »

Samsung Note 8 nearly gets a confirmed release date - August 26


The company didn't slim down the bezels and make the screen bigger like Samsung , nor did they make any other big changes that are noticeable right away. Design apart, the device sports an excellent fit and finish and the manner that even quirky details have been attended to with the utmost dedication is really commendable. Read More »

Projection: GOP holds on to two House seats during special election


This has famously been the most expensive U.S. House election ever, with total spending - roughly even when outside groups are taken into account - going over $ 50 million . Media outlets declared Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, the victor over Ossoff , a filmmaker and former congressional aide, about an hour-and-a-half after polls closed at 8 Georgia 6th Congressional District. Read More »

Wealthy California Liberals Fail To Buy An Election In Georgia


A sticker decorates the shirt of Karen Handel , Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district as she talks to reporters during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Democrats were under pressure to win after steadily losing seats in Congress and at the state level in recent years. "I don't think that very many Republicans will take much comfort on the health care issue even if Handel does win", said veteran Democratic ... Read More »

Schumer Wants All-Senate Gathering on Health Care

McConnell said there had been "gazillions of hearings on this subject" over the years - a less-than-precise tabulation that offered little comfort to Democrats who want hearings held now, in this particular year, on the contents of this particular bill. Read More »

Escalation in Syria: US Downs Syrian Plane, Iran Launches Missiles at ISIS


The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the US -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria . The official says the drone was considered a threat, and was shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet. In another first, Iran - another close Assad ally - fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria , in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. Read More »

Senate's McConnell: Draft healthcare bill expected Thursday


McConnell's office has since taken the lead drafting the Senate version of the party's long-promised legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act . I think that's the difference. "No bill ", he said. He made it clear from the beginning that was one of his priorities and he hopes the Senate works through this bill as the House did. Read More »

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir


Mohammed also chairs a body overseeing state oil giant Saudi Aramco. 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 . Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is widely known as Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism czar. "The problem is he is unpredictable, and it is not clear who he is relying on for advice", said Paul Stevens, a Middle East energy analyst at Chatham House, a research ... Read More »

Police officer acquitted of Philando Castile killing

While Leary didn't spell out the reasons for denying their request Friday to review Yanez's testimony, prominent Minnesota defense attorneys noted the jury's instructions when the trial began to listen carefully, take notes and rely on their memories. Read More »

UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence


Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Friday that protecting jobs and the British economy would be priorities for his country. "The United Kingdom has chose to leave the European Union, it is not the other way around". Preserve and build on regulatory and standards equivalence with other European Union countries, including continued recognition of professional qualifications between the United Kingdom and European Union member states. Read More »

Trump congratulates Handel on Twitter

But it was not enough to push him over the top in a one-on-one race with a largely inoffensive Republican in Handel. Pamphlets sit outside the campaign office of Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins special election in Georgia


Ossoff has conceded, speaking with a resigned but hopeful and appreciative message to supporters. Those races were held in Georgia and SC on Tuesday, as well as Kansas and Montana . House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. She overcame stiff opposition from Ossoff , a 30-year-old investigative filmmaker who fast became a rising Democratic star. Read More »

Apple enters the speaker market

The new Apple HomePod appears to be the technology company's own version of Amazon Echo and Google Home , with similar voice assistant features to Amazon's Alexa. As far as availability of Apple HomePod is concerned, it will be available in December starting with regions like the U.S, the United Kingdom and Australia . Read More »

Congressman Lists Lawmakers Concerns Surrounding Amazon's Acquisition Of Whole Foods


Many grocery stores, including Hannaford and Whole Foods , offer online ordering with in-store pick-up. Amazon simply hasn't been able to disrupt the grocery market as quickly and efficiently as it has battered so many other sectors. Photo by David Ryder / Stringer / Getty Images. For one, the combined Amazon-Whole Foods is a strong private-label player. Walmart is trying to fight Amazon on its own terms, not those set by Bezos, by doubling down its strengths: a massive number of ... Read More »

McCain: Only 'Stupid' Americans Would Still Have Interest In Visiting North Korea


Though doctors said there were no signs of abuse, his brain injury was typical of a cardiac arrest that caused the brain to be denied oxygen. Warmbier's parents said their son appeared anguished when he arrived home but died "at peace". The company has come under criticism by former tourists who say that their Young Pioneer tour guides encouraged reckless behavior and heavy drinking. Read More »

Trump may not have seen draft of new health care bill yet

Although Spicer is getting plenty of ribbing and memes showing President Donald Trump telling Sean that he is fired, it's not all Spicer's fault, reports U.S. When pressed what if the "more heart" comments on Monday meant that Trump had issues with aspects of the Senate law, Spicer demurred. The comment was made by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta during an appearance on "CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin". Read More »

Chances Of Trump Meeting North Korea's Kim Narrowing - White House


North Korean authorities attributed his condition to a case of botulism and a sleeping pill, while American doctors said they found no traces of botulism- but they did find that Warmbier's brain had been damaged by oxygen deprivation. "Despite constant requests, we were denied any opportunity to meet him or anyone in contact with him in Pyongyang, only receiving assurances that he was fine", they said. Read More »

Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks


On Sunday, U.S. Super Hornet shot down a Syrian-regime combat aircraft south of the town of Tabqah, according to a statement from the U.S. -led coalition. A Syrian jet was shot down by a USA warplane on Sunday in an area close to Raqqa which is now held by the Islamic State. Syria Star Times reported that the casualties of the attack reached 50 people. Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria


In this 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 in Syria . Israel and Iran are bitter enemies. Besides allowing national Republicans to exhale, Handel ended a personal losing streak, including failed primary bids for governor in 2010 and the U.S. Read More »

In spite of tweet, lawyer insists Trump not under investigation

Naturally, many news organizations took the tweet as confirmation of a Washington Post story that the Russian Federation election probe " now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice". Schiff cited the fact that the president at one meeting "cleared the room" of advisers and asked to speak to Comey alone. "I know you have good ratings, but it reaches a lot of people". Read More »

UK, EU kick off 'positive' Brexit talks


At the same time, while it was a priority, he said, to show progress in averting difficulties for troubled Northern Ireland as a result of being on a new EU-UK border, agreement on how the border would work would depend on wider future trade ties. Read More »

US shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers


After Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, Riyadh made clear it wanted nothing to do with its tiny Arab neighbor. 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. Read More »

Sylvie Goulard quitte son poste de ministre des Armées — France


Contacté par l'AFP , le ministre de la Justice a lui-même dit "respecter" la "décision personnelle " de Mme Goulard. C'est par cette déclaration laconique, qui résonne ce mercredi matin comme un coup de tonnerre, que François Bayrou a annoncé qu'il quittait son poste de ministre de la Justice dans le gouvernement d'Emmanuel Macron et d'Édouard Philippe. Read More »

GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed in a press conference Tuesday that the draft would be circulated Thursday, after several Republican senators laid out the timeline to reporters earlier in the day. Later, he just chortled when asked if he was confident the measure would pass, a victory that would elude him if just three of the 52 GOP senators voted no. Read More »