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Ex-detainee believes torture possible in death of Otto Warmbier

The government of China, North Korea's main ally, said Warmbier's death was a tragedy. Another said there was no meeting earlier Tuesday that they believe could have spurred Trump's comment, and pushed back on the idea that the tweet could be a hint of some forthcoming diplomatic or military action. Read More »

Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

Yanez then immediately grabs his gun, aims inside the auto and rapidly fires seven bullets into the driver's side while Reynolds is screaming in the background. The squad-car video shows a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting, with the camera pointed toward Castile's auto. The jury heard two weeks of testimony and deliberated four-and-a-half days before finding Yanez not guilty . Read More »

Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

But as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., noted: "They're ashamed of the bill". The GOP in the Senate has worked on the bill behind closed doors, while Democrats have objected . Popularity of the bill has declined since it was passed in May. Heinrich said the House bill would repeal the "cost-free preventative care requirements for the Medicaid expansion population". Read More »

Blues ready to claim their first State of Origin Series since 2014

Andrew Johns declared Thurston's injury will needs surgery. Thurston was at the centre of Queensland's epic comeback and slotted the winning conversion in the 78th minute. Injured Thurston and overlooked Slater were missing when the Blues were decisive 28-4 winners in the opening match of the series in Brisbane on May 31 . Read More »

Iran Missile Strike Missed Target — Times of Israel


The shootdown was near the Syrian town of Tabqa. "We have never had a coherent Syrian strategy", said one USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity. In February, Michael Flynn, who was then United States national security adviser and has since resigned, said the Trump administration was "putting Iran on notice" following an Iranian missile test and an attack on a Saudi warship by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Read More »

Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

Trump's tweets have recently looked an terrible lot like what a reporter said were GOP talking points meant to combat the Post's report . Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. Read More »

No conclusion yet on U.S. student's cause of death

He arrived in OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. Tuesday's flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a US college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Read More »

Sigh of relief for GOP on health care — Georgia race

In her victory speech, Handel even gave "a special thanks to the president of United States of America" as the crowd went wild chanting Trump's name. Even as Ossoff lost, Democrats' spirits were somewhat lifted by the unexpectedly strong showing of their nominee in another special House election Tuesday, in SC. Read More »

Alexandria Shooter Bought Guns Legally; Investigation Into Motive Continues


The gunman opened fire at the Republicans as a result of which Steve Scalise , the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives was shot in the hip. She said she feels "horrible" about what happened. Over the last several weeks, Hodgkinson spent time at a YMCA near the site of the shooting, sitting with a computer in the lobby or at a table in an exercise area that overlooked the baseball field. Read More »

Macron's party wins first round of French legislative vote with 28.21%


President Macron claims his political leanings are to neither the left or the right. Opinion polls showed Macrons wouldwin between 360 and 427 seats - easily a majority. En Marche, a party created 14 months ago by Emmanuel Macron , is on course for a clear majority in the French elections - after the collapse of the socialist party. Read More »

Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has injected deposits into local banks to shore up liquidity as an ongoing Saudi-led campaign to isolate the gas-rich Arab state hurts lenders, according to people familiar with the matter. The four countries accuse Qatar of fomenting instability in the Middle East, funding terrorism and cozying up to Shiite power Iran , accusations that Qatar denies. Read More »

Election billed as referendum on Trump goes for the Republican

The Georgia 6th District race was awash in outside cash, and became the most-expensive House race in US history. "A lot of problems we need to solve". That's what it will take to win districts like this one in 2018 and take back the House. "But Democrats can not let this defeat tamper our enthusiasm". Read More »

Brexit talks to begin amid post-election fallout in Britain

But in the end, Barnier and Davis, who Barnier recalled they had worked on the Amsterdam treaty together as European Union affairs ministers in the 1990s, found themselves in a typical Franco-British understanding - agreeing to disagree. "The best way we can spend this week is to rebuild trust ", rather than tackle the big hard issues right at the start, a European source said. "If all went well, the two parties may want to remarry even before they have divorced", he wrote. Read More »

Spicer: Trump may address potential Comey tapes this week


Sekulow claimed the president is not spending a lot of time composing the tweets, but defended them as a means of speaking directly to voters, saying "he's responding to what he's seeing in the media in a way in which he thinks is appropriate to talk to those people that put him in office". Read More »

Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Yet in each case - including both Georgia's 6th District and South Carolina's 5th on Tuesday night - Democrats ran much closer than they had in 2014. Senate Republicans have already been facing mounting pressure - including from the President himself - to address serious concerns that have been raised about the House GOP bill. Read More »

Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event


The goal of observing the International Yoga Day is to promote yoga among the countrymen. "Today, yoga has become a part of so many lives". Amid the celebrations of International Yoga Day, officials at the United States (U.S.) Embassy also performed various yoga asanas in the national capital on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a redistricting challenge from Wisconsin , but the arguments in that case are very similar to ones from a challenge against voter districts in North Carolina. Others say courts should step in. "Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the fifth and deciding vote, declaring that he might someday embrace a challenge to a partisan gerrymander if someone could come up with workable standards". Read More »

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

The Queen also made no mention of any state visit by Donald Trump, fuelling speculation that the planned trip is set to be ditched after the US President reportedly said he did not want to come to the United Kingdom if there was a risk of being greeted by protests. Read More »

Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police dead

Analysts say such attacks are expected to increase this year as USA troops engage with the Afghan military to double the size of its special forces, considered to be effective in the fight against insurgents. Officials from the government hospital have also confirmed that over 20 civilians have also been wounded in the attack. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week. Read More »

Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russia probe

Sekulow says the president has a social media platform that can reach 107 million people and "I don't tell him what to write or not write". He said a Friday tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Read More »

Handel makes history as Georgia's first female GOP Congresswoman-elect

Last night Republicans won two special House elections in Georgia and in SC. "Logically, the difference of a few thousand votes in a single special election shouldn't have such an impact". Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell by around 3 percentage points in SC, closer than expected and a warning sign to the GOP not to take any seat for granted. Read More »

Lions' Nowell hits straps in Chiefs win

But he was in a conciliatory mood after the Lions shone in a 34-6 win over Chiefs , saying the tourists had tried to avoid venting their frustrations about issues such as obstruction. "Now he is hopefully ready to go, he will hopefully bring that Kieran Read way of playing". "Scrum, my department, they've been leading the charge for quite a long time now". Read More »

Boeing, Airbus announce big orders at Paris Air Show

Boeing's Vice President of Marketing Randy Tinseth says that response is in the form of a larger 737 MAX. The Max 9 is expected to go into service next year. Read: Russia's MC-21 a challenge to Boeing, Airbus? But Boeing can add just one tank to the MAX 10 to trump that. Today's order builds on Avolon's existing orders and commitments for new technology, fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft. Read More »

Comey hearing's bottom line: We can't trust Trump

I will tell you about it over a very short period of time", Trump said, twice declining to elaborate. Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100%". But the self-imposed silence didn't last. "What we're talking about is a sitting president of the United States and whether the administration took an action to fire the FBI director in a historic way because of a desire to take the pressure off the Russian Federation investigation", he told CNN . Read More »

Tropical Storm Warning issued as Cindy looms

Forecasters said the system is expected to make landfall on Thursday over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana . Tropical Storm Cindy is south of Louisiana and moving northwest in the Gulf of Mexico. John Bel Edwards, like his Alabama counterpart a day earlier, declared a state of emergency Wednesday as risky flash-flooding remained a threat. Read More »

Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London


Grenfell Action Group has warned the building's owners and authorities about the risk of fire since 2013. Prestwich councillor Eamonn O'Brien said the meeting was "very constructive". Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. "We realise how devastating this situation is for the homeless victims of fire some of whom who have also lost family members and others who are seriously injured". Read More »

The US military just shot down another Syrian drone

And what we may be witnessing now are the opening shots of its next phase - the battle for control of the territory and population liberated by the fall of Raqqa and the death of the ISIS "caliphate". For Turkish President Erdogan looks on our Kurdish allies in Syria as Kurdish allies of the terrorist PKK inside his own country. Syria's government is not involved in the operation and is instead looking further east to the largely IS-held oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor. Read More »

Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees

The rest had fled their native countries, with that figure broken down into 22.5 million refugees and 2.8 million people "seeking asylum". There are more than 20 million more displaced people in the world today than just five years ago, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) chief Jan Egeland said Monday. Read More »

Donald Trump had the worst week in Washington


New allegations that President Trump is likely under investigation for obstruction of justice has the hot-headed world leader seething, and his reaction makes it clear that this time there might a real chance for charges. law firm. In fact, it's quite possible that news of the investigation was leaked in response to stories of Mueller being in danger. He says that President Donald Trump , Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Democratic lawmakers should not be presuming an ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for United States student held by North Korea

When asked if he thought the last administration could've done more to bring back his son, Fred Warmbier said, "The results speak for themselves". "Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Do you agree that Obama is responsible for the fate of Otto Warmbier? Tensions between the USA and North Korea have been at an all time high since Trump was sworn into office. Read More »

Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for U.S. student held by North Korea

In meetings at the State Department involving USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs, North Korea was to get "top billing", according to Susan Thornton , the senior US diplomat for East Asia. He was medically evacuated and arrived home in Cincinnati for treatment last week. Once days or weeks had passed, though, if the injury were severe, it is likely that the damage was done, some said. Read More »

Australia suspends air ops as crisis escalates


A U.S. jet has shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by forces backing the Syrian government in the south of the country, American officials say. Russian Federation backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Iran also supports, while the USA -led coalition is aligned with groups that oppose the Assad regime and ISIS . Read More »