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John McCain: North Korea killed Otto Warmbier

The coroner, Lakshmi Kode Sammarco, is expecting to release initial results from her examination later on Tuesday or on Wednesday, Jasper said .Warmbier, who was born in OH, was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting as a tourist. Read More »

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

North Korea claimed Otto went into a coma from botulism , as reported by USA Today , but doctors in the US said they found no evidence of that being the cause of Otto's condition or death . The United States has for years strongly advised citizens against traveling to North Korea , but it does have an official travel ban in place. "The assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high". Read More »

Senate must reveal health care plans


Good question from Haley Byrd : For all of the grumbling from Lee and other Republican senators about the hasty, secretive process (much more secretive than ObamaCare, in fact, which was subject to many committee hearings), will a single GOPer vote no on the bill purely on procedural grounds? Americans need to know what McConnell and his bill drafters are planning - before they "jam it past not only the Senate but the American people". Read More »

Iran's missile attack kills 65 IS terrorists in Syria

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said Tuesday the "operational achievement was much smaller" than what has been reported . "It was far from a direct hit or what they have said", he told the Herzliya Conference Tuesday evening. "We have never had a coherent Syrian strategy", said one USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Such targets would be USA planes and surveillance drones. Read More »

Portugal forest fire: What we know


Four of the firefighters were in critical condition on June 18, Paulo Santos, an operations and emergencies official with the National Relief Operations Command in Lisbon , told CNN . Four firefighters and a child were described as "seriously hurt". A British man has told of his dramatic escape from a wildfire that killed 62 people in central Portugal . Read More »

Several sailors' bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer

She says they moved to CT was Huynh was in eighth grade. It's also been reported that the shipping company that operates the ACX Crystal , Nippon Yusen K.K., as well as the Japanese Coast Guard, have both stated that the collision occurred around 1:30 a.m. Read More »

18 protesters in Minnesota arrested after Philando Castile verdict

We hope they will be held and met with the same restraint that was shown on Friday in St. Paul. During the exchange, Castile told Yanez that he had a firearm on him at the time. Like several similar cases, Castile's death was shared worldwide on social media. Reynolds pulled out her cellphone and began live-streaming the shooting's aftermath on Facebook as Castile bled to death. Read More »

Iran fires rockets in 'revenge' at Islamic State in Syria

Also Iran fired missiles into Syria , apparently for the first time, and supposedly in retaliation for the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran. "We will slap them", Khamenei says in the video, before it fades into a footage of the missile launch on Sunday night. Read More »

Second journalist dies from wounds in Mosul mine blast

PARIS — A French video journalist and an Iraqi colleague have been killed in a mine blast while covering the operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul . Leaflets were recently dropped from aircraft urging civilians to take any opportunity to escape. Their remarks came as they met separately with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Tehran, a key backer of the Baghdad government. Read More »

Russian Fighter Jet Flies Five Feet From US Spy Plane

The RC-135 reconnaissance plane compares in size to a commercial aircraft and is used to collect all electronic transmissions from a particular area. A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft on Monday over the Baltic Sea, according to a US official, an encounter that was assessed to be " unsafe ". Read More »

U.S. shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers

The CEO of Qatar Airways said Monday that the blockade imposed on his country by Gulf neighbors "will leave a lasting wound" and that he expects rapid US diplomatic intervention to resolve the standoff. Qatar has said it has no plans to expel Gulf nationals residing there. Since the dispute erupted, Trump has taken a tougher stance against Qatar, while the State Department had sought to remain neutral. Read More »

Qatar government prepared to support banks if deposits withdrawn

Fairpress is still one of the rare media outlets keeping track of the diplomatic war in the Gulf, trying to untangle the Gordian knot which now has at its focal point the banning of the work of Qatari television network Al Jazeera by 5 Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia ( Egypt , Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain ). Read More »

Brexit talks start: Two-year exit process kicks off 'extremely positively'

On the Brexit bill, he did not put a figure on the settlement, estimated by some in Brussels to be as much as £88 billion or 100 billion euros but he made clear that only when the EU27 were satisfied that sufficient progress had been made on this issue, that the talks could move on to the future trade relationship. Read More »

WI attorney general happy redistricting on hold


Michael B. Kimberly, the lawyer bringing the suit, said he had been watching the Wisconsin case. In this case, Registered Democratic voters asserted that Republicans used two techniques, cracking and packing, to weaken the effect of Democratic votes state wide. Read More »

London attack suspect: Pub fights and anti-Muslim rants

The incident is being treated as a suspected terror attack. Other faith leaders from the community also spoke at the vigil, including the Bishop of Stepney the Rt Rev Adrian Newman, who told the crowd "an attack on one faith is an attack on us all". Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea


Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Wyoming High School in Cinci. "There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality and we have been struggling to process the result", Young Pioneer Tours said in a statement on its website . Read More »

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'


Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a com. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). Meanwhile, a spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. "If he were brought home sooner I think the result would've been a lot different". He is found to have suffered significant brain damage during his imprisonment, and even though the Kim Jong-un regime claimed he fell into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill in March 2016, USA doctors have found ... Read More »

S. Korea welcomes N. Korea's release of USA detainee


The 22-year-old student from the University of Virginia has been in a state of coma for more than a year after contracting botulism soon after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a trial by the DPRK supreme court on March 16, 2016, according to USA local media. Read More »

Georgia's Special Election Has Been Longer Than Some Countries' National Elections

Ossoff and his Republican rival, the former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel , spent the last days crisscrossing the southern state's sixth congressional district speaking to voters. Trump has attacked Ossoff for living just outside the district, claiming Ossoff will raise taxes. He had also attended a fundraiser on Handel's behalf in April. Read More »

There is a pseudo-referendum on Donald Trump in Georgia today


Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff greets Ernest Gephardt while campaigning for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S., June 19, 2017. It could also show House incumbents that they can separate themselves from Trump effectively on the campaign trail, and stave off a potential wave of retirements. Read More »

Bannon Says Off-Camera Briefings Due To Sean Spicer Getting Fat


Sessions has also faced questions about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey last month. "I'm right here", Spicer told the media at the daily briefing when asked about widespread speculation that he was being moved into a different role at the White House, and would no longer be the daily face of the administration on cable television. Read More »

Finsbury Park attack suspect named as Darren Osborne

Men pray after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighbourhood of North London . Mahmoud said he'd just finished leading prayers when he learned of the van attack. "Following the incident, we have been advised by the Metropolitan Police that people will se an increased number of officers on duty across London ". Read More »

Doctors Say Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Extensive' Brain Damage

Fred Warmbier echoed the message of United States officials, who have said Rodman played no role in the release. Fred Warmbier explained that he was relieved Otto was "now home in the arms of those who love him" but he also felt "anger that he was so brutally treated for so long", Warmbier said during a press conference at Wyoming High School in OH where Otto had graduated. Read More »

Record 65.6M people forcibly displaced worldwide


Turkey ranks first, with 1,587,374 refugees, most of which are from Syria . The report says that " South Sudan became the biggest new factor when peace efforts broke down in July 2016 resulting in some 737,400 people fleeing by the end of the year". Read More »