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Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

Have you read Trendiee Today? The state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday said he had been sentenced to hard labor, but it did not comment on his medical condition. Another Ohioan previously held by North Korea: Warmbier is the second southwest Ohio resident to be held captive and released by North Korea in the past three years. Read More »

Global shares fall on Fed rate hike, plunge in oil prices

On Thursday, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) pumped a net 90 billion yuan (13.25 billion USA dollars) into the financial system via reverse repos to ease a liquidity strain caused by tax payments and maturing reverse repos. Given the weakening of the greenback, reduced capital outflows from China, and ongoing pressure from China's major trade partners, UBS economist Wang Tao expected the yuan to stay relatively strong against the dollar for the rest of the year. Read More »

Donald Trump calls Russian Federation probe 'greatest witch-hunt in American history'

In closely-watched congressional testimony, Sessions angrily denounced allegations he acted improperly during meetings with Russian officials - or that he knew of any attempt at collusion by members of the Trump campaign team. But the attorney general pushed back hard when asked what those problematic matters could be, retorting: "There are none". "Why don't you tell me?" Ron Wyden, D-Ore., suggested the attorney general was ducking questions, angering Sessions. Read More »

Bodies remain in London tower: fire chief

David Collins, former chairman of the Grenfell Tower Residents' Association, said the building's management had failed to listen to residents' calls for improvements on fire safety. "I wrapped the little one up because of the smoke and I just got them out", the BBC quoted him as saying. At least 12 people have been killed in the fire, but the death toll is expected to rise. Read More »

Champions Trophy semi-final: Bangladeshi fans insult Indian cricket team yet again

The Bengal tigers paved their way to the semis after registering a victory against New Zealand . They have managed to emerge as a serious limited overs playing nation and will look to go hard in the semis against India . India , are playing their sixth semi-final in the last seven ICC tournaments will be no stranger to the pressures of the knockout phase. I think the team is much more important than my 300th game. Read More »

Legal expert claims Comey's memo leak was a federal crime

Former FBI Director James Comey says he asked a friend to leak the contents of Comey's memo about his meetings with President Donald Trump . Comey said he believed Trump fired him because of the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump himself cited "this Russian Federation thing" as a motivating factor for his decision to sack Comey during an interview with broadcaster NBC that aired last month. Read More »

Authorities searching Virginia shooter's home as investigation continues

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Newhouse was not at the Alexandria , Va., ballfield where a number of Republican Congress members were practicing for a traditional charity baseball game Thursday against their Democratic colleagues. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a standing ovation during a briefing about the shooting when the duo announced the game would go on. The FBI said Wednesday it is actively investigating a possible motive, his associates and social media impressions. Read More »

Michel Barnier warns United Kingdom it faces cliff-edge 'no deal' Brexit

With the United Kingdom still coming to grips with election result, Barnier urged London to appoint a negotiating team in order to start talks as soon as possible. "We stand at a critical time with those Brexit negotiations starting only next week - I think that stability is important". Barnier dismissed the suggestion of postponing the negotiations and said such a delay would only prompt further instability. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise in 'critical condition': What does that mean?

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Five people were wounded during the shooting, including Scalise, a House staffer, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and two Capitol police officers. "We talked about improving security for members", Costa said. Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV. Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said Washington FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater. Read More »

Calls for urgent fire safety audit of Australian buildings

Some 16 hours on, pockets of flame were still burning inside, and fire crews had reached the top. Observing fast in the month of Ramazan, many Muslims were up for sehri - a pre-dawn meal - at around 1 in the morning when the fire started engulfing the Grenfell Tower. Read More »

AG Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

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Comey's recent testimony [on June 8] before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote to Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, who heads an appropriations subcommittee that authorizes spending by the Justice Department, among others. Read More »

US Intelligence Blames North Korea for global Ransomware Attack

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According to an internal, unreleased NSA report , "cyber actors" suspected to be "sponsored" by the RGB were behind two different versions of the WannaCry worm, which was developed by hackers on leaked NSA hacking tools, particularly the EternalBlue exploit , which was publicly released by the Shadow Brokers. Read More »

Trump 'under investigation for obstruction of justice'

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The suggestion that the scope of Mueller's investigation may extend beyond the Trump campaign's activity to the recent firing of the FBI Director would indicate that the special counsel could be looking into a possible cover-up. That decision would fall to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who testified Tuesday in a Senate budget hearing that he would only fire Mueller for good cause and has seen no evidence of that. Read More »

How baseball practice became 'killing field' for USA congressmen

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Lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional staffer Zack Barth and Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were also shot. The alleged gunman, who according to President Donald Trump was neutralised, has been identified as by Federal law enforcement officials as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Read More »

2 killed, hundreds ill in food poisoning at Iraqi camp

Camp residents started complaining about stomach pains and vomiting after Iftar , an evening meal that Muslims eat to break their fast during Ramadan. A Qatari NGO contracted a local restaurant to provided the meal to fasting people in the camp, the IOM official told ITV News. At a joint news conference in the camp, Irbil Police Chief Abdulhaleq Talaat said seven people were arrested in connection with the incident. Read More »

With court victory, hand of Brazil president strengthened

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The revelations came just hours after the Supreme Electoral Tribunal cleared Temer's 2014 campaign of charges that it received illegal financing. That company recently reached agreement on a $3.2 billion fine for giving $186 million in bribes to almost 1,900 politicians, echoing the scandal that brought down Rousseff and Cunha - a far-reaching, $3 billion graft scandal centered on state oil company Petrobras. Read More »

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Hospital To Visit Wounded Congressman

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Multiple outlets identify the deceased gunman as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of IL. He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. One of his closest friends remains Rep. Cedric Richmond, a New Orleans Democrat who leads the Congressional Black Caucus and befriended Scalise when the two were both in the state House. Read More »

Number of confirmed victims rises in London tower block fire

The London Fire Brigade said 250 firefighters and 40 engines "at its height" were fighting to block the blaze for dozens of hours. The inferno lit up the night sky and spewed black smoke from the windows of the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, where more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. Read More »

FBI Investigating Trump For Obstruction of Justice, Washington Post Reports

An event reportedly of particular interest to Mr Mueller is an exchange on March 22, when Mr Coats told associates that Mr Trump had asked him to intervene with Mr Comey to get him to back off the president's former national security adviser Mike Flynn as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the Russian Federation affair. Read More »

IL man James Hodgkinson identified as Virginia shooter, Bernie Sanders supporter

Walden said the congressman from Hodgkinson's district in IL has reported that he was contacted at least 14 times by the suspect, who was "aggressive" about expressing anger with GOP legislative actions. Officials say Hodgkinson was carrying an assault weapon similar to an M-4 rifle and a handgun . He had a fairly significant public profile mostly because of his political views, a long record of writing letters to his local newspaper, a long record of contacting his local congressmen with ... Read More »

Some Republicans link hateful political rhetoric to Alexandria shooting

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Collins said Thursday, "I, myself, am going to try to tone down some of my rhetoric, and I would invite my Democrat friends - and they are friends - to do likewise". Gabrielle Giffords was targeted by a gunman in 2011. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday said he will carry a gun with him from now on following the shooting earlier in the day at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire disaster: First victim identified as Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali

Omar was reportedly found in hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition, according to the group. However, Mohammed was lost in the chaos and has not been heard from since. "There are no words". He wanted to study the subject so that he could one day return to Syria and help the country, said Almashi. The Syria Solidarity Campaign group paid tribute to al-Hajali, saying: "Mohammed undertook a unsafe journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, ... Read More »