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North Korea releases jailed United States citizen Otto Warmbier

For more than a year, 22-year-old Otto Warmbier has been in a coma after taking a sleeping pill while fighting off food poisoning, according to The Associated Press. PotCoin did say , "Rodman is in the very rare position to be able to claim longtime friendships with both the Supreme Leader of North Korea as well as with the current president of the United States ", via a statement. Lire la suite »

Suspected N.Korea drone photographed USA missile defence site


President Donald Trump will host his new South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In at the White House late this month for talks on containing North Korea's nuclear programme, described by Washington as a "clear and present danger". In related news, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the morning of June 13 to prepare for the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group (EDSCG), a "two plus two" meeting of the USA and South Korea's top diplomats and defense ... Lire la suite »

Democrats Fuming Over Sessions' Refusal to Answer Questions

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director discussed a host of issues surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election , though his remarks also raised questions that may now be directed at Sessions . Harris also asked Sessions to provide the committee with documents, notes , and written correspondence relevant to his testimony, to which Sessions responded he would so where "appropriate". Lire la suite »

British Election Ends With A Hung Parliament

The Conservatives' losses were largely gains for the Labor opposition, which defied polls and predictions to gain 29 seats - a vindication for leader Jeremy Corbyn , whose grip on the party appears to have strengthened. While May had shifted the Conservative Party manifesto more to the political left than any recent leader of the party, by the time the election campaign kicked off, she was being seen as one of the weakest Conservative leaders to take the helm of the party in recent history. Lire la suite »

New Jersey voters on path to picking Christie's successor

Yes, the Palace of Versailles. Democrats are promising to put New Jersey on a progressive path that could rival the liberal bastion of California, while Republicans vow a more center-right future marked by fiscal conservatism and a laissez-faire attitude on social issues. Lire la suite »

Tillerson: US to seek to deny N. Korea crude supplies


North Korea told a U.S. official that Warmbier slipped into the coma after taking a sleeping pill when he contracted botulism, a senior State Department official told CNN . Two of the three other Americans being held in North Korea, Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song, are academics who worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Lire la suite »

North Korea releases US student held for 17 months

A USA citizen who is being held in North Korea on charges of "hostile acts" against the Kim Jong Un regime may actually have faced different charges at the time of his arrest, according to an eyewitness. His family confirmed Warmbier was in a coma and had likely been in a coma for over a year. A White House official says the May meeting in Oslo was attended by Joseph Yun, the USA envoy to North Korea. Lire la suite »

ICC in Cardiff tickets plea amid fear of India 'no-shows'

In the series against South Africa that preceded the tournament, he took a single wicket, but it was a pretty good one - Hashim Amla, who has 25 one-day global hundreds to his name. Messages are also being sent to England and Bangladesh fans to stay tuned to the official website for tickets. "There's no feeling of revenge". We don't know about the two ODI hundreds at the 2015 World Cup, but this century certainly had his son's hand behind it, as it was the bat that he had chosen to ... Lire la suite »

Jeremy Corbyn accidentally high-fives Emily Thornberry's breast

While Labour failed to cause a complete upset , taking control of parliament, they have stunted the Torys by forcing them to lose their majority, and ending the election in a hung parliament . Two of whom - Yvette Cooper and Chuka Umunna - had reportedly been potential planning leadership campaigns until the party ended up winning 30 seats and finishing with 40 per cent of the vote share. Lire la suite »

South Korean military: Suspected DPRK drone spies on THAAD site


The South Korean army seized the drone and confirmed that the device had taken photos of the Thaad site in Seongju, according to a defence official. Every male in the country is required to undertake some form of military training and can be called to serve at any time. Dunford underscored these concerns and said North Korea has "demonstrated a willingness" to use malicious cyber tools against governments and industry. Lire la suite »

Sessions says has no knowledge Trump-Russia collusion

Days after that, Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about the two meetings with Kislyak. Asked by Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, whether a list of Trump campaign advisors were in direct contact with Russian officials, Session said "I have no information" or " I don't recall " to each name-except for Carter Page, a campaign advisor who in May of this year admitted to the Senate committee that he had meetings with a ... Lire la suite »

UK police in bomb probe cordon off area in Manchester


Six people, including two cousins of attacker Salman Abedi, have been released without charge. Ariana Grande , whose concert was the target of the attack, will be joined by performers including Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus for a Manchester benefit show at Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday. Lire la suite »

Highlights from testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions


Sessions' testimony came days after fired FBI Director James Comey testified that he believed he was sacked as part of an effort to influence the agencies investigation into Russian meddling. Instead he maintained that he was "not stonewalling", but "following the historic policies of the Department of Justice ". Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee, which is conducting a parallel Russian Federation probe, said on Twitter that Congress ... Lire la suite »

Key takeaways from the Jeff Sessions Senate hearing


Sessions said he would not discuss confidential communications with the president. The attorney general's testimony comes days after Comey told congressional investigators that FBI leaders expected Sessions to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation before the attorney general's March announcement, however, he declined to publicly say what led to that assessment. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions to face questioning over Russian Federation contacts


Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice past year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. 'I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. The announcement caps the drama that started over the weekend when Sessions canceled two appearances Tuesday, citing former Comey's blistering testimony last week . Lire la suite »

Scottish leader Sturgeon says will work to keep Conservatives out of power


Ms Sturgeon declined to delve further into the matter of a second independence referendum at the current time but said she will speak more on it in the coming days. "In less than a year they have caused chaos on an industrial scale". He told the BBC's Sunday Politics Scotland programme: "I t's extremely important that the entire Brexit policy from Theresa May is scrapped and they start again". Lire la suite »

Bernie Sanders Congratulates Jeremy Corbyn On UK Election Gains


Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed ministers to her shaky government Sunday, as some Conservative colleagues rallied to support her - and others said her days were numbered after last week's disastrous election. The Queen's Speech is the address that the Queen reads out on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament in front of MPs and peers. And the Brexit talks are due to start in 10 days time. Lire la suite »

North Korea releases jailed US student, Otto Warmbier

He has not been seen in public since he was sentenced in March 2016 . A year later, another former USA president Jimmy Carter visited the North and won the release of American national Aijalon Mahli Gomes , sentenced to eight years of hard labour for illegally crossing into the North from China. Lire la suite »

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

His parents say he's in a coma. Since taking office in January, U.S. President Donald Trump has faced growing tensions with North Korea, which has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.S. In Seoul, South Korea, U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon said "we pray for him and we pray for his family". When asked if he would bring up the cases of Warmbier and three other Americans detained in North Korea, Rodman told reporters, "that's not my objective right ... Lire la suite »