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North Korea Launches Several Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles in Latest Test-Firing

The UN Security Council adopted a US-drafted resolution on 2 June, which imposed new targeted sanctions on various North Korean officials and entities. Thursday's launch "was aimed at showing off various missile capabilities and antiship precision strike capability", a spokesman for South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters, adding it did not appear to have violated United Nations sanctions. Read More »

United States coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, died on Monday after returning from North Korea , where he was being held for allegedly trying to steal a political poster. "I thought American citizens might be treated better than South Koreans but looking at Otto's case it is shocking". "We're going to be focusing, as I said, on particularly on the urgent threat posed by North Korea , and we expect that that will take some time", Thornton said. Read More »

US watchdog decries pricey woodland uniforms for Afghan army

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As part of its review, SIGAR said the Department of Defense has spent $93 million on uniforms for the soldiers since 2007. "Using a proprietary camouflage pattern and a different uniform style resulted in significantly higher costs-up to 43 percent higher-than other uniforms that DOD procured" for other Afghan commands, according to the report . Read More »

Trump UK visit absent from Queen's speech

The Prime Minister was forced to leave out a raft of policies included in her election manifesto from the Queen's Speech after failing to win a majority on June 8. Finally, although the Queen's Speech was delayed for the first time in decades to accommodate negotiations between the Conservatives and the DUP, those negotiations were still ongoing this morning, so the Queen's Speech was drafted by the Conservatives alone, as a minority government. Read More »

Ex-AP chief secy fired for 'anti-govt' content on social media

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Naidu replaced Rao with Vemuri Anand Surya immediately. "In my view, it is my fundamental duty to express my views and they have nothing to do with my functioning as the chairman of Brahmin welfare corporation ". He was then appointed as chairperson of AP Brahmin Welfare Corporation, which was constituted by the Naidu government to help poor Brahmins. Reportedly, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister in the recent past had been receiving several complaints against Rao accusing him of ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth's Speech Includes Pledge to Fight Anti-Gay Discrimination

Eight of 27 bills outlined in the speech deal with the complex Brexit process. Separate bills would establish new national policies on immigration, global sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture and fisheries. This is one of the biggest issues, and it has just not been covered thoroughly enough. Conservative sources said talks with the DUP were "ongoing" after the Northern Irish party warned its support can not be "taken for granted". Read More »

Establishment candidates prevail in Virginia governor primaries

State Senator Frank Wagner is the only sitting office-holder running in the Republican primary. Stewart supporter Isaac Smith, 21, of Charlottesville, said the outcome was "remarkable" given the fact that Stewart was badly outspent. Stewart, with his prominent connections to the campaign, ran as a vocal Trump backer. With almost all the votes counted and most of what's remaining being from safe Gillespie territory, it's clear the former RNC chair has won the nomination by a few ... Read More »

Donald Trump sued over global business ties

Attorney General Karl Racine said at a news conference on Monday. Trump's continued ownership of a global business empire has rendered the president "deeply enmeshed with a legion of foreign and domestic government actors" and has undermined the integrity of the US political system, the lawsuit claimed. Read More »

United States dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

The US often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea, and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as the North conducted a series of banned ballistic missile tests. His body was transferred to the Hamilton County Coroner's office later that day, Don Jasper, its chief investigator, said on Tuesday. Warmbier died Monday in OH, where he had been hospitalized since his June 13 release. Read More »

Brexit: British Prime Minister Promises To Listen Closely

In his final attack Mr Corbyn said: 'This is a Government without a majority, without a mandate, without a serious legislative programme, led by a Prime Minister who has lost her political authority and is struggling to stitch together a deal with the DUP to stay in office. Read More »

Conservatives on Capitol Hill anxiously await health care bill

If we were to take them at their word, we would expect that when all the secret work is completed, the health care legislation that emerges will be terrific and will have uncovered an affordable way to provide health coverage for Americans without breaking the federal treasury. Read More »

Iran-made drone downed in Syria

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The Pentagon said the incident took place near a combat post in A-Tanf where US and coalition "advisers" are stationed in a support capacity to provide services to forces battling the Islamic State terrorist organization. -backed Syrian Defense Force (SDF). The Syrian army said its warplane was on a mission against IS when it came under fire, according to state television. Read More »

House panel wants Comey recordings

Kathleen Clark, who teaches law at Washington University in St. Louis and is a specialist in government ethics, noted that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, prior to appointing Mueller, wrote a memo making the case for firing Comey. "He has the power to fire the FBI director, but he doesn't have the power to fire the FBI director in order to stop an investigation, if that's his reason". Read More »

Petrobras (PBR) Share Price

Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. At present, the Gross Margin for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras PBR Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration is moving around at 33.10% alongside a Profit Margin of -3.30%. Read More »

Key Macron ally says he is quitting French government

The resignations of Francois Bayrou and fellow party member Marielle de Sarnez , the minister for European affairs, came a day after the defence minister, Sylvie Goulard, stepped down for similar reasons . Ms De Sarnez pulled out of the government just days after winning a seat in Sunday's parliamentary elections. Throughout his campaign, the 39-year-old president promised he'd "renew" French politics by enacting a series of laws to ensure ethical conduct in public life. Read More »

Senate GOP Would Halt Obamacare Penalties, Taxes

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McConnell's ability to assess and line up votes is considered masterful, and he's eager to pass legislation fulfilling a keystone campaign promise of President Trump and countless GOP congressional candidates. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she had "no idea" if she'd back the legislation until she sees the language. "While the Senate is talking about adjusting the House bill , it is still largely working with the same components which are quite unpopular". Read More »

Puerto Rico Wastes Everyone's Time With Another Statehood/Independence Referendum

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As of 7:00 pm, the island's State Commission on Elections (CEE-PR) had reported that about 500,000 (23 percent) of the island's eligible voters had cast ballots, in contrast to Puerto Rico's historically high turnout in most elections. This is the fifth political status referendum held in Puerto Rico in the past 50 years. "We will go before worldwide forums to defend the argument of the importance of Puerto Rico being the first Hispanic state in the United States", Rossello said. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo will reveal two offers in transfer meeting with Real Madrid

Perez confirmed that he meant to speak to Ronaldo in a bid to defuse his anger over his fraud charges, but it seems there is a viable option open to him if he is determined to make a move this summer. The future of all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow forwards Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez has, however, been thrown into doubt, although Perez said Real has not started conducting their business yet. Read More »

Mayor: deadly fire distracted from sex scandal

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Schaaf declared in 2016 that her job was to run a "police department, not a frat house" after the teenage daughter of a police dispatcher said several officers exploited her while she was working as a prostitute. Swanson said, "It was his responsibility to set the expectation that the divisions were to investigate the allegations thoroughly, regardless of the victim's background or reluctance to cooperate". Read More »

Flash Flood Warning As Tropical Storm Cindy Heads Towards US

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And more was on the way. According to the National Weather Service , flash flood warnings were in effect from eastern Texas through the western Florida Panhandle. The governor's spokesman Richard Carbo said Edwards signed the statewide declaration Wednesday morning. The Louisiana National Guard moved high water vehicles and helicopters into areas that could potentially flood. Read More »

Trump travel ban dealt new legal defeat

Trump issued his initial travel ban on a Friday in late January, causing chaos and protests at airports around the country. It cited the president's campaign statements calling for a "total and complete shutdown" on Muslims entering the U.S. Read More »

Businessman-in-chief owes lenders $436m: Disclosure

Since President Trump voluntarily submitted a 98-page financial disclosure on Friday to the Office of Government Ethics, the first picture of the Trump Organization's finances has been made accessible. The private club doubled its initiation fee to $200,000 after Trump's election. Revenues also rose at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort known as the "Winter White House". Read More »