• United States doctors dispute North Korean coma story
United States doctors dispute North Korean coma story

North Korea said on Thursday it had released American citizen Otto Warmbier "on humanitarian grounds" after he had been held prisoner for 17 months. " We were advised by the past administration to take a low profile ", and not do anything to offend the North Koreans, Warmbier said. Warmbier , a University of Virginia student, was "bruta...

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  • Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea
Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea

South Korea's new administration has no plans to scale back the number of joint exercises between its military and USA troops stationed here or downsize their scope, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a recent interview with US broadcaster CBS aired Wednesday (Seoul time).

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  • World population to reach 9.8B in 2050 - says international body
World population to reach 9.8B in 2050 - says international body

In terms of migration, the report said, "although worldwide migration at or around current levels will be insufficient to compensate fully for the expected loss of population tied to low levels of fertility, especially in the European region, the movement of people between countries can help attenuate some of the adverse consequences of populatio...

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  • 'Obstruction doesn't work': Trump gloats after Democrats lose Georgia special election
'Obstruction doesn't work': Trump gloats after Democrats lose Georgia special election

Her victory Tuesday over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District means Republicans held all four of their seats that were up for grabs in special elections this spring. "Oh my gosh. Ugh", Handel said to Elliot about running again in a short matter of time. As he's faced pushback from more conservative members within hi...

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  • Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer in Flint
Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer in Flint

He added that authorities have no indication at this time that Ftouhi was involved in a "wider plot". - June 16: Ftouhi legally enters the USA through Champlain, New York, and starts heading to Flint. The incident happened at 9:38 a.m. on Wednesday when a man walked up to a fully-uniformed police officer at a publicly accessible area of the airpo...

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  • Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's Speech
Trump visit to Britain left out of Queen's Speech

For instance, Elizabeth arrived at Parliament in a auto, rather than a horse-drawn carriage, and delivered the speech in everyday dress, instead of the customary royal robes. The nine-minute speech the queen delivered Wednesday reflected Prime Minister Theresa May's weakened position - a loss of stature that has emboldened those within her own part...

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  • Russian Federation says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba
Russian Federation says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

Trump said the USA will not negotiate a new deal with Cuba until it releases the political prisoners it claims it does not have, turns over fugitives from American justice, hands over military criminals, respects freedom of assembly and expression and holds free and fair elections.

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  • Tropical storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast
Tropical storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast

Forecasters said the system will move inland by late Wednesday night or early Thursday . Tropical Storms Cindy is off the coast of Louisiana with sustained winds around 50 miles per hour. "We are not in the clear yet", he told reporters, adding that the city was under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. Either way, more typical tropical storm i...

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  • Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device
Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device

Nicolas Van Herreweghen, who works for Belgium's national rail company, said the male suspect was very agitated, yelling about jihadists and then "Allahu akbar", Arabic for "God is great", before blowing up something on a baggage trolley. Defence Minister Steven Vandeput praised the soldiers for following their guidelines to the letter when they op...

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  • Wife of Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson: 'I'm sorry that he did this'
Wife of Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

Steve Scalise . Mrs. Hodgkinson said her husband sold nearly everything from his businesses before he moved to the east coast. Bill Euille, former mayor of Alexandria (Va.), speaks about James Hodgkinson , whom he knew from the YMCA, on Wednesday June 14, 2017 , in Alexandria , Va.

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  • Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama
Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama

As the security forces were conducting the searches, they were fired upon by some hiding militants, he said. Announcements asking the public to help the militants flee are believed to have been made through public address systems at mosques, according to a Greater Kashmir report.

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  • Maryland, DC attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump
Maryland, DC attorneys general file lawsuit against Trump

A signed copy of the lawsuit reportedly alleges " unprecedented constitutional violations " by Trump . If a federal judge allows the case to proceed, Racine and Frosh said they will seek the disclosure of Trump's personal tax returns to better understand the extent of the president's foreign business interests.

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  • Donald Trump Signs Order Seeking to Expand Apprenticeship Programs
Donald Trump Signs Order Seeking to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

Enlarging the pool is an idea that has bipartisan support . "Those can be factors, but they don't have to be". "I'm not saying [regulations] are the main driver of the low apprenticeship numbers in the United States", he says. "Instead, apprentices earn while they learn". "There needs to be a robust public work-force system that includes basic ski...

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  • Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition
Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition

Scott Applewhite, File). House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana speaks March 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington . Many members of the House and Senate from both major political parties spoke warmly this week about Scalise's gregarious nature, and how well-liked he was by his peers.

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  • Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans
Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans

Pelosi insists Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections , saying, "The House remains in play now". "Ossoff race better be a wake up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working", tweeted Representative Seth Moulton of MA.

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  • Runaway bus clips 10 cars before crashing into church
Runaway bus clips 10 cars before crashing into church

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church suffered only superficial damages, but the van, which belonged to Iglesia Pentecostal Church across the street, "is damaged completely", according to Rev. He was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with minor injuries, police said. The driver, Shatima Simmons, was an early-20s woman who was only on her ...

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  • US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone
US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Pro-Regime Drone

The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime aircraft before Sunday's confrontation, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. The official added that the strike was in "self-defense". The scholars agreed that, though a broader U.S. strategy - one that goes beyond the current counterterrorism operation against the Islamic State - is har...

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  • Brussels Blast Perpetrator Sympathized With Daesh, Made Bomb at Home
Brussels Blast Perpetrator Sympathized With Daesh, Made Bomb at Home

A soldier killed the attacker, who had tried to set off a powerful nail bomb that could have led to fatalities among the two dozen or so travelers checking train times on a public display board at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday, officials said .

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  • US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney
US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsSessions hires his own lawyer Congressional Black Caucus calls on Trump administration to invest in prosecuting hate crimes Sessions praises Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein MORE has hired a private lawyer, according to multiple reports.

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  • In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats
In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

Handel, who left an abusive home as a teen, will be the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in Congress . In South Carolina, Charleston attorney and Democratic political newcomer Joe Cunningham said on Wednesday he would seek the House seat now held by Republican Mark Sanford, but that if elected he would not back Pelosi as the D...

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  • Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier
Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

Bae was the longest-held US citizen in North Korea since the Korean War - first detained in 2012 and released two years later. Warmbier, an OH native and student at the University of Virginia, was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting as a tourist.

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  • What Ossoff's Near-Flip of a Blood-Red District Means for Team Blue
What Ossoff's Near-Flip of a Blood-Red District Means for Team Blue

The special election was held to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price after Trump appointed him as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "There are more than 70 districts more favorable to Democrats than this deep-red district, and Ossoff's close margin demonstrates the potential for us to compete deep into the battle...

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  • Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station
Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station

The Central Station is one of the busiest in the nation and soldiers could be seen patrolling there after the explosion. Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and a subway station on March 22, 2016.

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  • Romanian prime minister, gov't ousted in no-confidence vote
Romanian prime minister, gov't ousted in no-confidence vote

The prime minister was involved in a power struggle with party leader Liviu Dragnea , who was barred from office after a conviction for voter fraud. Some analysts say that Mr. "I will also remain a member of the PSD because I do not change my mind over night", Grindeanu added, even though the party's ruling body already made a decision to cancel h...

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  • GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling
GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who has been leading the negotiations around Medicaid , was mum on on how quickly the Senate bill would phase out expansion funding. The Senate version is expected to adhere similarly to those cuts, but based on reports outlining the discussions, some changes could make the bill more politically palatable for GOP lawmak...

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  • Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions
Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

In recent weeks, a number of nations, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , have been moving against Qatar diplomatically, closing their border, expelling their citizens, and denying port access to planes and ships. "We invite all to de-escalate the tensions and to engage in direct dialogue". Mauritania followed suit shortly after...

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

So, it's quite possible that Trump was watching news reports about the death of an American student at North Korean hands Tuesday, and felt compelled to express his disappointment with the limitations of China's efforts. Tensions on the Korean peninsula dramatically increased this week when Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student held by ...

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  • Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked
Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked

Other companies released statements saying they were reviewing whether to continue taking Americans to the North. But the trip made last week by Joseph Y. "I think the results speak for themselves". White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the administration would "continue to apply economic and political pressure" on North Korea, in conj...

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  • US Envoy Calls on United Nations to List Hamas as Terrorist Organization
US Envoy Calls on United Nations to List Hamas as Terrorist Organization

The settlement, Amichai, will house the residents of the illegal Amona outpost, which the Israeli Supreme Court ordered demolished for being built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land. According to officials, Kushner and Greenblatt will continue conversations with Netanyahu and Abbas, following Trump's visit last month to the region.

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  • US State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans
US State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

The death this week of an American university student held prisoner for 17 months by North Korea left OH municipal worker Jeffrey Fowle shaken. Ojea-Quintana said that "time is running out" for many elderly Koreans keen to see relatives separated since the 1950-53 war and backed Seoul's proposal to resume them in August.

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  • China's neighbours brace for outflows from their markets after MSCI inclusion
China's neighbours brace for outflows from their markets after MSCI inclusion

While the big news centered around the index provider's decision to finally promote China A-shares to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, MSCI revealed some other noteworthy tidbits. MSCI will also start to calculate a number of its provisional indices as part of the ACWI index series that include China A-shares in order to help manage th...

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  • Netanyahu warns Iran to not threaten Israel
Netanyahu warns Iran to not threaten Israel

In the past week, Russian Federation confirmed that it would treat US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as "potential targets", while Iran fired missiles from inside its territory against ISIS targets in eastern Syria.

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  • French Police find weapons cache in home of Champs Elysees attacker
French Police find weapons cache in home of Champs Elysees attacker

The incident occurred at about 4 p.m. local time (14:00 GMT) at Avenue Champs-Elysees, a couple hundred feet away from the presidential palace. A driver rammed his vehicle into a police van in the heart of Paris on Monday...hours after a van ploughed into worshippers near a mosque in north London.

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  • In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat
In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

The race also received outsized attention from celebrities like Kristen Bell, Connie Britton and Chelsea Handler, who have looked to rally their fans for Ossoff. The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff . The Times also noted that Pelosi was a regular feature in ads and on campaign fliers for the special election.

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  • In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides
In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

Despite the outpouring of money (making this the most expensive House race in US history), the national attention, and the tens of thousands of doors knocked, Ossoff was unable to flip the seat in the historically conservative district. He added that 6th District Republicans united against a Democratic candidate many saw as a tool of his national p...

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