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To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who helped push for Warmbier's release, said the United States holds North Korea "accountable" for his unjust imprisonment. While Warmbier was held, the United States consistently urged North Korea to allow Sweden consular access to Warmbier and three other American citizens, and pushed for their release. Read More »

U.S. student Otto Warmbier freed by North Korea has 'severe brain injury'

After the return of American and former North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier , the victim's father expressed disappointment at the former Obama administration's efforts to secure his son's release. CNN reports that at a meeting on June 6 in New York, North Korea's United Nations ambassador told the State Department's special representative for North Korean policy, Joseph Yun, that Otto was in a coma . Read More »

Bank levy passes in the Senate


He was "distressed" that the government did not amend the legislation to adopt the recommendations of a government-dominated Senate committee. The Turnbull government's levy to raise $6 billion from Australia's five biggest banks has cleared federal parliament despite concerns from within the coalition. Read More »

Backed Fighters Begin Offensive To Push ISIS From Its 'Capital'

Earlier, a US-backed Syrian force began an offensive to capture the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of IS, after months of clearing operations. More than 320,000 people have been killed since civil war erupted in Syria in 2011 with anti-government protests. Thousands of troops are said to be preparing for a "fierce" final showdown with jihadists who will "die to defend their so-called capital". Read More »

Orioles SS Hardy headed to disabled list with broken wrist


Louis Cardinals after being struck in the right wrist by a 94 miles per hour fastball from St. Louis starter Lance Lynn in the bottom of the fourth inning. "I was right on my way to getting out of the little slump I was in, and then this happens". Manager Buck Showalter says the three-time Gold Glove victor is "kind of like the quarterback of the infield". Read More »

Israel Denies Daesh's Claim of Responsibility for Deadly Jerusalem Attack

The Israeli defense body COGAT announced the decision Sunday, shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that preparations to destroy the homes of the three Palestinian assailants were underway. Border Police Chief Sergeant Hadas Malka was stabbed to death . Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Friday at night, Deir Abu Mashal village, west of Ramallah , after besieging it for several hours, leading to clashes with local youngsters, before shooting three Palestinians with live ... Read More »

London tower toll rises to 79

Aluminum cladding with insulation sandwiched between two panels has been blamed for helping to spread flames in major fires in many parts of the world, including blazes in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States. The money will be taken from the Government's £5 million emergency fund which they pledged would be spent on aid, clothing and food for the victims. Read More »

Suspect in Ohio Triple Murder Killed 2 Others: Cops

Loeding said there are persons of interest in the case and police are beginning the process of whittling them down. Brinkman was also charged with two counts of murder in the slayings of 71-year-old Rogell Eugene John and 64-year-old Roberta Ray John . Read More »

London highrise fire: Police say 79 people are dead or missing

The police chief, who went inside the charred shell of the high-rise tower over the weekend, told reporters: "I've investigated major crime for most of my service and I've seen some bad things but I don't think anything prepared me for what I was going to see when I was in there". Read More »

Trump scolds Qatar on terror


Earlier on Friday, Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia and its allies to halt the blockade because of "humanitarian consequences" and also because it was "hindering U.S. Launching an extraordinary allegation against a key US military partner, Trump derided what he called Qatar's "extremist ideology in terms of funding" terrorist groups, an accusation Qatar has repeatedly and vehemently denied. Read More »

London mosque attack suspect arrested on terror grounds


The 48-year-old van driver was detained by people at the scene before being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder . "This is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter-Terrorism Command is investigating", said Neil Basu , senior national coordinator for terrorism at the Met. Read More »

All 7 Missing Sailors From USS Fitzgerald Destroyer Found Dead


Once the ship arrived in Yokosuka , divers began inspecting the damage and developing a plan for repairs and inspection of the spaces. "I express my heartfelt solidarity to America at this hard time", he said , praising US servicemen in Japan under the allies' bilateral security pact. Read More »

Man arrested on suspicion of terror offenses


At least one person was killed and 10 others were injured when the lone assailant drove a van into a crowd of Muslims gathered outside the Muslim Welfare House, near the Finsbury Park Mosque , where they had been attending Ramadan prayers. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind is NDA Presidential candidate

The BJP's taciturn ally Shiv Sena has kept a card up in its sleeve on the issue, saying Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will convene a meeting of party leaders to decide on supporting Kovind. He said that Kovind's illustrious background in the legal arena, and knowledge and understanding of the Constitution will benefit the nation. The Dalit leader from Kanpur was elected twice to the Rajya Sabha: 1994-2000 and 2000-2006. Read More »

2 charged after newborn's remains found in trash bag


Two people are facing charges after police discovered the body of a newborn inside a bag behind a home in Worcester, Massachusetts. The remains of an infant were found in a trash bag in a wooded are of Worcester near Lake Avenue Monday morning. Read More »

Teen slain after leaving Virginia mosque, man arrested: authorities


Torres was arrested and charged with murder. As a mother of a 17 year old daughter - I am HEARTBROKEN. Police have not identified Hassanen, but her father confirmed she was the victim in Sunday's attack. Fairfax County Police have charged Darwin Martinez Torres with murder after finding a body in a pond on Sunday afternoon. He was ordered held without bond pending a July 19 court appearance. Read More »

Législatives 2017 : retrouvez les résultats du second tour à 20 heures

La France Insoumise et le PCF obtiendraient 28 à 30 sièges, selon les estimations, là aussi bien mieux que prévu. Parmi eux, la présidente du FN, Marine Le Pen l'emporte dans le département du Nord. Le précédent record datait de 2012 (155). 59 ministres ou anciens ministres depuis 1995 étaient également sur la ligne de départ, pour seulement 20 vainqueurs. Read More »

JK Rowling corrected a Finsbury Park attack headline


The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . Muslim leaders called for calm. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the city of London during this particularly trying time . - Opened in 1994, Finsbury Park Mosque is an unassuming five-story redbrick building in residential north London , close to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium. Read More »

Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington


Kreidler's office is reviewing all rate proposals for 2018 . Following Kreidler's review, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange , which oversees the state-based health exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, will certify the 2018 plans on September 14. Read More »

Three arrested following Newport ram raid


Victoria Police spokeswoman Hannah Rowlands said cigarettes and alcohol were stolen and "a number" of offenders fled the scene and then split into another vehicle. Two lanes on the West Gate were closed, however all lanes are now open. Three men have been arrested in St Albans over the incident. Police said one man was later taken to hospital with minor injuries. Read More »

Wounded congressman sends Father's Day message


A gunman, now identified as James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on the lawmakers, spraying bullets that left Scalise in critical condition and four others wounded. Sava says infection remains a risk, after doctors performed several surgeries to stop bleeding and begin repairing abdominal and bone damage. In a statement released on behalf of the House majority whip's family, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise is now in serious condition. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron obtient la majorité absolue — Résultats élections législatives

Professionnellement parlant, la "couleur" des députés de la nouvelle majorité ressemble peu ou prou à celle du reste de l'Assemblée nationale. Au total, 223 femmes ont été élues, un record. La France Insoumise ( LFI ) a 17 députés (4,86% des suffrages au second tour) et le Parti communiste français (PCF ) 10 (1,20%). Le leader du mouvement France Insoumise (FI), Jean-Luc Mélenchon a été élu dans la 4ème circonscription de Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) face à la candidate LREM, Corinne ... Read More »

Somali soldier sentenced to death for minister's killing


A Mogadishu court on Monday sentenced to death a soldier accused of killing public works and rehabilitation minister Abass Abdulahi Siraj early last month. The unit is known as Amniyat. "He was also behind assassinations in the capital that targeted government members", Halane told Reuters. The militant group, Al-Shabaab has not commented on the latest development in regard to the alleged capture of the intelligence commander behind a series of suicide bombings of hotels, Africa Union bases ... Read More »

UK PM May condemns 'sickening' terror attack on Muslims


In some cases, Trump has voiced support for Muslim victims of attacks days later, or with unusual caveats. "He has been taken to hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged. "People are both scared and angry". "Terrorism is terrorism.While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", he said, adding ... Read More »

IS holds 100000 civilians in Iraq

They are now contained in one square mile of what was once Islamic State's Iraqi capital, which the group took in a blitz offensive more than three years ago. The US-backed military offensive to recapture the Iraqi city entered its ninth month on Friday. Islamic State is using suicide auto and motorbike bombs, booby traps and sniper and mortar fire against the troops. Read More »