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Korea irrational, responsible for Warmbier's death

The family said he looked uncomfortable and anguished after arriving June 13 but his countenance later changed. They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". He won an award at the highly rated high school, and was on the soccer team, among other activities. Outside groups say North Korea tortures thousands of its own citizens at prison camps. Read More »

Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

But the biggest hurdle to a tax cut for Republicans is reaching a consensus on whether a bill should be revenue-neutral and, if so, how it should raise revenue to pay for tax-rate cuts. "Businesses need to have confidence that we will not pull the rug out from under them". But the bottom line here is this: "We can not accept a system that perpetuates the drain of American businesses overseas". Read More »

Abdollahian: Our Missiles on ISIL Headquarters in Syria "Soft Warning"

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It also comes after an American F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet shot down a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber Sunday in northern Syria as it "dropped bombs" near the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance fighting IS. The launch of surface-to-surface medium range missiles by Iran's Revolutionary Guard into Syria's Deir ez-Zor province comes as Islamic State militants fleeing a US -led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there. Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria - government

In response, Russia's defence ministry said it would suspend coordination with the United States over deconfliction zones and begin tracking coalition jets operating in Assad-held areas west of the Euphrates river. The ministry added that all aircraft of the US-led coalition in the area of its combat missions in Syria will be tracked by Russian forces as " air targets ". Read More »

Hamas rejects Islamic State's claim of killing of Israeli officer

Hadas Malka , aged 23. All three terrorists were killed by security forces at the scene. "I have instructed the police to reinforce security arrangements and checking procedures in the plaza around Damascus Gate ", he said. He slammed the Palestinian leadership for not denouncing the attack while condemning Israel for killing the terrorists. Netanyahu is also considering making the area around the flashpoint Damascus Gate, where the attacks took place, a "sterile zone" that bans ... Read More »

Myanmar navy ship, fishermen find bodies in search for plane

A military spokesman says bodies and aircraft parts have been found during the search for a transport plane that disappeared Wednesday afternoon. The plane took off from Myeik in Myanmar and was on its way to Yangon . The plane carried 108 passengers - mostly military personnel and their families - and 14 crew members, according to an announcement on the Facebook page of military Senior Gen. Read More »

Georgia Voting in Closely Watched Congressional Election

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The election comes following a vacancy left by former Rep. Tom Price, who left his post in February to join the Trump administration as secretary of health and human services. That's both the district's Republican stronghold and where nearly half the district's voters reside. But Democrats saw a chance for victory after Trump carried this affluent, educated district by only 1 percentage point in last year's presidential election. Read More »

South Korea president criticizes North on death

Fred and Cindy think their son knew he was home before he drew his last breath. The couple confirmed yesterday that Warmbier had died while being treated at a hospital in Cincinnati , Ohio, and claimed he had been the victim of "awful, torturous mistreatment" in North Korea . Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

Following the death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier on Monday, shortly after he was released from a North Korean prison, President Trump said in a statement that his passing "deepens my administration's determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency". Read More »

Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote — Georgia election

Tuesday's special election in Georgia's 6th District - featuring Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel - is the culmination of the most expensive congressional race of all time . When asked why he doesn't live in the district, Ossoff told CNN in April, that he was living with his longtime girlfriend near Emory University, where she is a medical student. Read More »

Portugal gains upper hand over wildfire that killed 64

The European Union has also offered help and Greece said it could send firefighters if needed. In this image made available by the Spanish Airforce on Tuesday June 20, 2017, a Spanish firefighting plane flies over the fires in the Pedrogao Grande area, Portugal . Read More »

What Royce Lewis brings to the Minnesota Twins as No 1 pick

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At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, he hit.377 with four homers and 25 stolen bases this season, establishing himself as a premier prospect with excellent speed and a solid bat. 7 and the Philadelphia Phillies picked center fielder Adam Haseley at No. 8. He's also one of the most rounded and advanced high school players in recent memory. Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

Joseph Dunford said during an event at the National Press Club. "That link is still ongoing here this morning", he said. Daraa-based Ahmad al-Masalmeh confirmed the truce was extended Monday but did not know for how long. The American F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down the Syrian SU-22 around 7:00 pm as it "dropped bombs near SDF fighters" south of the town of Tabqa. Al-Tanaf, on the key highway connecting Damascus with Baghdad, has been menaced by a surge of Iran-backed troops loyal to ... Read More »

Australia 2-3 Germany

Australia's Tomi Juric , 4th right, scores during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Australia and Germany , at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia , Monday, June 19, 2017 . The headlines of national sports newspaper, Kicker , praised the new-look German side, while labelling the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper a "loser" after his role in conceding goals from Tom Rogic and Tomi Juric . Read More »

Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace'

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Dr Daniel Kanter, who examined Mr Warmbier, said: "We have no certifiable knowledge of the cause or circumstances of his neurological injuries". The family of Warmbier who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old "has completed his journey home". Read More »

Post Warmbier's death, US send supersonic bombers in Korean Peninsula

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says her thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) "during what has been an incredibly hard time". "The devastating loss of Otto Warmbier's life has led us to reconsider our position on accepting American tourists". Three more USA citizens are being held by the North. Read More »

Russian Federation to 'target' United States war aircraft in Syria

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Moscow had earlier warned that it would treat US-aligned jets as potential targets in its operations in the Syrian airspace west of the Euphrates. On Monday, a day after the downing of the Syrian plane, Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the USA -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the downing. Read More »

Baby born on flight to India gets free plane tickets for life

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The new passenger had neither a passport or a valid air ticket, but since his is the first birth aboard a Jet Airways flight, the airline rewarded him with a free lifetime pass for air travel. This means more travel is on the cards, more fun outings with you and mom, and more of exploring this lovely world. His parents were surely on cloud nine when they brought the little baba into the world and while he was a fantastic gift for them to get on Father's Day, the little new-born also got a ... Read More »

Sarfraz named captain of ICC Team of Champions Trophy

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Sachin Tendulkar had, after all, won the World Cup at the age of 38. As against Pakistan in the finals. When Pakistan's cricket team won the World Cup for the first and only time in 1992, their triumph was, famously, fashioned from adversity. Read More »

Police Release First Images From Inside London's Grenfell Tower

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don't automatically run for the stairs. She said: "I believe that the council is supposed to protect its people". "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth said in a message on her official birthday. Read More »

Weatherford International Ltd (WFT) Stock Overview

TCW Group Inc. now owns 44,816 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $224,000 after buying an additional 2,816 shares during the last quarter. ALIOY's SI was 8,700 shares in June as released by FINRA. Since February 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $686,820 activity. Read More »

Finsbury Park attack: Community's shock at man's arrest

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The London Ambulance Service took nine people to three London hospitals. Scotland Yard said extra police patrols would be deployed to reassure the public and those observing Ramadan. She said: "I'm frightened". In March, a lone attacker drove his vehicle into people on Westminster Bridge, then fatally stabbed a police officer at the gates of Parliament. Read More »