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Otto Warmbier's father thanks Trump administration

Otto Warmbier's father thanks Trump administration He also spoke of feeling "relief that Otto is now home in the arms of those who love him" mixed with "anger that he was so brutally treated for so long". USA lawmakers introduced a bill last month that would ban US citizens from traveling to North Korea as tourists and require them to obtain special permission for other types of visits, following the detention of at least 17 Americans there in t... [Full Article...]

Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable

Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable The EU has made citizens' rights a priority, along with the Brexit bill and avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. "Let's stay together, let's not divide from each other", she said with reference to the remaining European Union 27 and the 19 euro zone countries. [Full Article...]

German city evacuating high-rise found with flammable material

Some 80 people were to be removed from the building after it was found to contain flammable materials. "The public inquiry could also, in a second phase, potentially look at the issue of the cladding and why it was fitted across the country over a number of years". [Full Article...]

N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team Organisers of Pyeongchang 2018 have urged it to take part to make them a "peace Olympics". According to Pompeo, he and Trump talk for almost an hour daily on North Korea. The Korean War started on June 25, 1950, when communist North Korean troops launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel into South Korea. Lee Eun-Ju (KOR) of South Korea (R) takes a selfie picture with Hong Un Jong ... [Full Article...]

Michelle Payne faces Racing Victoria inquiry

Michelle Payne faces Racing Victoria inquiry Payne, who shot to global fame when she became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015, only had two rides on June 11. At the Swan Hill Cup meeting, Payne rode and trained two horses - Our Zariah, which came 10th in a 1,600m maiden race, and Sovereign Wealth, which came third in another maiden over 1,600m. [Full Article...]

Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup

Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup He said he feels the Kiwis have been on the favourable end of "a few soft penalties" by the umpires. "Full credit to the guys, holding it tight not giving them any chances to get back in the race". In the opener, Spithill swerved slightly as the duelling catamarans headed for the start line, allowing Burling to blast across the line with a one-second lead. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP Shelves Health Bill, Imperils 'Obamacare' Repeal

As enough Republican senators lined up against the GOP health care bill Tuesday for leadership to postpone the vote , Louisiana's two US senators remained noncommittal. "I have not heard back from the leadership with any suggestions for changes", Collins said. "No matter how the bill changes around the edges, it is fundamentally flawed at the center", he said. [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent But Mr. Manafort has denied any formal role for himself or Mr. Gates in the lobbying campaign, which a spokesman said was managed and paid for by the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. For instance, foreign agents must disclose efforts to exert politically-related influence on think tanks and through the media, as well as to directly lobby government officials. [Full Article...]

Trump on Twitter (June 27) - Healthcare, CNN

On Friday, the news organization retracted a story about alleged ties between Anthony Scaramuccia, a Trump ally, and a Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-controlled bank, arguing that it "did not meet CNN's editorial standards". [Full Article...]

Arab states demand that Qatar close Al Jazeera news network

Arab states demand that Qatar close Al Jazeera news network Nor did the United States, where Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had encouraged the Arab countries earlier this week to provide a list of demands that was "reasonable and actionable". A trade and diplomatic embargo has been in place against Qatar for two weeks, with the Gulf countries accusing the Qatari government of aiding terrorism. [Full Article...]

Estimate: GOP health care bill could cost Connecticut $2.9B

Estimate: GOP health care bill could cost Connecticut $2.9B There isn't much sense to be made of Trump's remarks, but it appears the president is attempting to downplay expectations as the GOP's effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act continues to fail miserably. The CBO projects the bill would cut Medicaid funding by $772 billion over the next decade, and spending would be 26 percent lower by 2026 than current law. [Full Article...]

Dutch PM lauds India's commitment to renewable energy, Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump was obviously referring to their huge following on online platforms making them the top two most followed world leaders on social media. defense contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the White House said in a statement, a deal that would be worth more than $2 billion. "India's interests lie in a strong, and prosperous, and successful America", said Modi during their pr... [Full Article...]

Mom Left Toddlers in Hot Car to Teach a 'Lesson'

Mom Left Toddlers in Hot Car to Teach a 'Lesson' After what authorities say was a two- to three-hour nap, Randolph reportedly told them she came back outside to find her children unresponsive. According to CNN , the 25-year-old mother of two found her children playing in her auto around 12 p.m. [Full Article...]

NC man get life for plotting ISIS inspired attack

NC man get life for plotting ISIS inspired attack Court records indicate that Sullivan openly expressed support for ISIS in his home and destroyed religious items that belonged to his parents. Justin Sullivan will spend the rest of his life in prison . He has been sentenced to life in prison and is awaiting trial for a previous murder charge. The DOJ document shows that an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation employee (UCE) was exchang... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City Prime Minister and Commander of the armed forces Haider al-Abadi spoke of a "post-terrorism life" for Iraqis during his Eid al-Fitr address on Sunday. Iraqi government forces supported by the United States are reportedly about to retake the city of Mosul . ISIL has carried out sporadic suicide bombings in parts of Mosul using sleeper cells. [Full Article...]

Nobel laureate should be allowed treatment outside China

Nobel laureate should be allowed treatment outside China Mr. Branstad concentrated most of his brief comments Wednesday on trade, saying he hoped to help reduce trade barriers in a way that would both benefit Chinese businesses and increase U.S.jobs. Liu's lawyer, Mo Shaoping , told AFP that people on medical parole usually can not leave the country, but if he was treated as a "special case" it would be possible for him to seek treatment overseas, ac... [Full Article...]

Britney Spears Shuts Down Lip-Syncing Accusations Like A Boss

Britney Spears Shuts Down Lip-Syncing Accusations Like A Boss To be fair, back at the 2007 MTV VMA's, Spears' performance of "Gimme More" heavily drew lip-syncing criticism, but more recently the singer received some flack on her global summer tour after footage of a Japan performance appeared to show her mouth movements mismatched with her lyrics. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul: Healthcare Tweet 'Poking the Bear' at Senate Leaders

Rand Paul: Healthcare Tweet 'Poking the Bear' at Senate Leaders Within the past two-and-a-half days, Sen. Two other major groups, Disabled American Veterans and AMVETS, also are expressing concern about the Senate legislation backed by President Donald Trump . Lisa Murkowski, who has expressed concerns about the legislation but so far declined to say whether she would vote for a motion to proceed. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) responded, "Anyone would tell you they don... [Full Article...]

Return to Russia in 2018 is tough for Cameroon, New Zealand

The two teams failed to score in the first half. Kerem Demirbay's 48th minute strike and a second half double from Timo Werner put Cameroon to the sword. "We will have to win, otherwise I think our chances will be not so high to be in Russian Federation again next year", Broos said. Claudio Bravo denied Massimo Luongo from close range as Australia began to make chances, before Troisi's d... [Full Article...]

US Republican to withhold consent for arms sales over Gulf dispute

US Republican to withhold consent for arms sales over Gulf dispute Meanwhile, Bahrain's foreign minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa accused Qatar on Monday of creating a "military escalation" in the regional diplomatic dispute, in reference to the deployment of Turkish troops in Doha in recent days. [Full Article...]


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