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Korea Denies Torturing US Student Warmbier

North Korea said Friday that the death of Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old American imprisoned in the country for 17 months, is a "complete mystery" to them. As President Donald Trump's administration takes office one year later, there's been little public word about what has happened to Warmbier. Although Rodman appeared to believe he played some role in securing Warmbier's release, he maintained his visits to North Korea were not an attempt to carry out a political agenda or negotiate for ... Read More »

La "marche des fiertés" interdite dimanche — Istanbul


Pour eux: " on ne peut pas assurer notre sécurité en nous jetant en prison, en nous demandant de nous cacher ", et que leur sécurité sera garantie en les reconnaissant dans la Constitution, "en garantissant la justice, par l'égalité et la liberté". Read More »

EU Underwhelmed by UK's Brexit Offer for EU Nationals

The cut-off date for entitlement to apply is yet to be set, but it will come somewhere between the day Britain activated Article 50 (29 March 2017) and the day Brexit takes effect (29 March 2019). German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was a good beginning but does not represent a breakthrough. She added: "But there are still many, many other questions linked to the exit, including on finances and the relationship with Ireland". Read More »

Ohio Gas Prices Rise But Stay Lower Than National Average


It was $2.16 then. AAA predicts gas prices won't fall much further this summer and will likely go up as the low prices encourage more people to get out on the road. Gas prices have fallen for 23 consecutive days this month for a total decline of 28 cents. The slump at the pump is not over yet. Some drivers assume with more people traveling for the holiday, gas stations will mark up their prices, said Jenkins. Read More »

SNES Classic coming this September, with a never-before-released game


It will come loaded with 21 games, including Super Mario World , The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past , Super Mario Kart , Super Metroid and F-Zero. All the games will come bundled with the console and will play on today's televisions, thanks to HDMI support. Nintendo plans to announce retailer availability at a later date. Read More »

Backed forces seize new district from IS in Raqqa

Cihan Shekh Ehmed, a spokeswoman for the USA -backed militia known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, said the group's fighters seized the western district of al-Qadisiya from IS on Monday. The report of the gains comes on the same day that US -led Iraqi government troops reported major advances against IS in Mosul, the group's capital in Iraq and its last stronghold in that country. Read More »

Low turnout but big majority ahead for Macron


Le Pen's National Front had an even more dismal result, between 3-10 MPs, meaning that once again it won't have a group in the National Assembly. Nevertheless, voter turnout has hit a historic low with abstention in the first round reaching 51.6 percent, according to French Interior Ministry data. Read More »

Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system


The Supreme Court made a decision to hear a case that will determine if gerrymandering for partisan benefit is constitutional. The court accepted Gill v. Their test, known as the "efficiency gap", focuses on how frequently votes in a particular district are effectively wasted, either because they go to a candidate who loses or because they provide the victor with more support than was necessary. Read More »

President Trump Very Kindly Defends 'Crazy Bernie Sanders'


The Republican president said Obama "colluded or obstructed", but gave no other details about his accusation. "The CIA gave him information on Russian Federation a long time before they even - before the election". At a time when there is lots of talk about possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation, the commander in chief took to Twitter to accuse someone else of collusion: Hillary Clinton . Read More »

North Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team


If they form a unified team for the Pyeongchang Olympics, it would represent a major milestone in inter-Korean relations. "It will be discussed when the International Olympic Committee president arrives and I will take part in the discussion as an International Olympic Committee delegate", added Jang, as he arrived in South Korea for a taekwondo conference. Read More »

Fire crews battle blaze at apartment complex near Seminole Heights


Crews arrived within minutes, and flames were seen coming from a suite on the second floor - the fire was under control by 4:54 p.m. The entire building was evacuated due to the fire, and EFR said residents wouldn't be allowed to return Sunday evening - residents were asked to contact building management for details. Read More »

Blockading countries send list of 13 demands to Qatar


According to the document seen by AP, Qatar is being asked to shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, expel any members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and only conduct trade with Iran that complies with U.S. The list also calls for the closure of Middle East Eye, which it says Qatar backs "directly or indirectly". This follows a blockade on all routes between Qatar and some of it's Gulf neighbours such as Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain . Read More »

First woman leads Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard ceremony


Captain Couto said: 'I'm just focusing on doing my job as best I can and staying humble. Watch as Canadian Soldier Captain Megan Couto becomes the first female ever to Captain The Queen's Guard during Changing the Guard. Britain's government is phasing in combat roles for women over the next three years. "I have always wanted roles in our armed forces to be determined by ability not gender", Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said. Read More »

Rabbi, several others arrested in public benefits fraud case


The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a raid on four locations in Lakewood , resulting in the arrest of at least eight people - including a rabbi. Yocheved and Shimon Nussbaum hid their income by creating companies that they controlled but that were run by relatives, the complaint alleged. The couple made approximately $265,000 in 2011, more than double the maximum allowed to receive Medicaid benefits and more than triple the maximum for ... Read More »

Clashes hit Indian Kashmir on Eid festival


The police burst tear-gas shells to disperse the mob. After the incident, the Jammu and Kashmir Police asked its personnel to avoid Eid prayers in public places. Last week, police officer Mohammad Ayub Pandith was stoned to death outside Jamia mosque by a mob. The incident has angered the police department, which has arrested five persons so far. Read More »

Helmut Kohl, Architect of German Unification, Dead at 87

In the statement released Friday, Bush stated that through their work together, "Helmut was a rock - both steady and strong". Their suspicion was hardly surprising in the light of the second World War. The Times notes that Kohl left Parliament the year after paying these fines. Four years later, Kohl was the CDU candidate for chancellor . In another battle after his departure from power, Kohl fought and won a lengthy legal fight to prevent the release of most of the files held on ... Read More »

Donald Trump welcomes 'true friend' as PM Modi arrives in Washington

Pant, a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and professor of worldwide relations at King's College London, told Sputnik. The Indian diaspora overseas has possibilities and exposure. "Thank you @ POTUS for the warm personal welcome". Pichai, Cook, and Bezos came out of the meeting seeming pleased with the discussion and excited to invest in India. Read More »

New Hampshire among states with GOP redistricting advantage


House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election than would have been expected in neutral circumstances, an Associated Press analysis has found. That figure is up significantly since the last round of redistricting after the 2010 census. "My initial reaction when I saw it was that it did not favor our approach", said Joe Maxwell, a former Democratic lieutenant governor who had been chairman of the unsuccessful citizens' commission. Read More »

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program


Waymo unveils a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 8, 2017. Autonomous ride-hailing services are being viewed by auto and tech companies as a potential gold mine in a near future where vehicle ownership is losing its luster. Read More »

Police thwart terrorist plot at Islam's holiest site

Saudi Arabian authorities believe that the attack was targeted to hit the #Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holy city of Islam. Five security force members and six other people were injured, the report said. Salman has in the past made comments about Saudi Arabia confronting its rival Iran . As the Interior Ministry announced the raid, over 1 million Muslim faithful prayed at the Prophet's Mosque in Medina to mark the end of Ramadan. Read More »

27 towers evacuated in England after failure in fire alarm tests


Dozens of high-rise apartment towers fail fire safety tests in the aftermath of London's Grenfell tragedy. Downing Street sources said she is likely to hear how numerous country's high rises are swathed in potentially flammable material. But around a 120 flats the four tower blocks here remain occupied, their residents refusing to leave. Five buildings failed the tests in Sunderland, four in Manchester, three in Plymouth, three in Stockton-on-Tees, two in Portsmouth, and one each in ... Read More »