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Iran Has Drone Base Near US Troops in Syria

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FILE - In this file photo provided on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows Russian air force Tu-22M3 bombers strike the Islamic State targets the IS around Dei. The truce was meant to be extended but now appears to have collapsed. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, General Sharif pointed to the IRGC's missile attacks against terrorists in Deir ez-Zor on Sunday night, saying that during the operation codenamed "Laylat al-Qadr" the IRGC fired six mid-range ... Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Jose Mourinho of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

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Madrid have been at the centre of transfer speculation, with uncertainty surrounding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo and several players linked with moves to the Bernabeu. "I must defend him at all costs, both as a player and as a person". "I do not know his tax situation very well". "Cristiano has the same corporate structure he had in England, where he spent many years without problems". Read More »

Russia: Hundreds Detained in Opposition-led Protest

On Monday, a wave of anti-government protests swept through multiple cities in Russian Federation, with people gathering in more than 200 cities to protest political corruption and stagnation. The Russian authorities demand that applications be filed and approved for any rallies, protests or public events. A photo of Mr Navalny being bundled into a police vehicle was posted on Twitter by his wife Yulia, who said the protests were going ahead nonetheless. Read More »

S.Korean President condoles death of US student released by Pyongyang

Earlier in the day, the coroner's office said it had received Warmbier's body for an autopsy examination and was expecting to release preliminary findings later on Tuesday or on Wednesday. But neither the United States nor North Korea has showed signs of compromising. I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to Mr. Read More »

Working with China on North Korea 'has not worked out'

However, on the eve of a high-level meeting with China, Pyongyang's largest trade partner and closest ally, the Trump administration has sounded a more cautious note, saying that they hold North Korea responsible for Warmbier's death but giving no indication of how they will respond. Read More »

Hamilton County Coroner: No autopsy for Warmbier

US officials renewed efforts Tuesday to ban or restrict tourism in North Korea after the death of college student Otto Warmbier . White House press secretary Sean Spicer was peppered with questions about Warmbier's death during Tuesday's briefing, specifically whether the Trump administration "had anything to say to China" regarding the American college student's death. Read More »

US State Department 'mystified' by Gulf states on Qatar

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USA state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has urged all parties to settle their differences. Mr Tillerson, who cancelled a June 19 trip to Mexico to focus on mediating the Qatar crisis, has had more than 20 calls and meetings with various parties and believes they need to "speed this along" and resolve their differences, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Tuesday (June 20). Read More »

U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

The drone, an Iranian-built Shaheed-129, was shot down by an F-15E Strike Eagle after it " displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces ", the us military said in a statement . It said the coalition forces did not use existing channels with Russian Federation to avoid incidents over Syria. The US justified the strike saying its planes had acted to defend US-backed forces seeking to capture Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold in northeast Syria, 9news.com reported. Read More »

Islamic extremists storm school, take students hostage in Phillipines

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Mindanao has been under martial law since May 23, when fighting broke out in Marawi City between government forces and extremist gunmen from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups, who have been joined by a number of foreign terrorists. Mamon said the BIFF gunmen occupied the school, which is in the middle of a residential area, around 5:45 a.m. They are members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), according to Reuters . Read More »

Army firing in Gorkhaland protest kills 3

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Urging the people in the hills to not listen to the GJM leadership, she also denied reports of police firing. "It is a fight for our own identity", Alley said. In addition, a public works department office in Bijonbari was set on fire, allegedly by GJM supporters, at 1 am. The rallies are supposed to start from different points of Darjeeling and converge at the GJM office at Patlaybas that the police raided on Thursday. Read More »

Family declines autopsy for USA student released by North Korea

Mr. Richardson called on the North to release the three other Americans it is holding, as well as a Canadian hostage, and to "disclose what happened to Otto, fully, to the global community". His family did not give a cause of his death but said in a statement on Monday that the "awful torturous mistreatment" Warmbier endured while in North Korean custody meant "no other outcome was possible". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case on July 31

Facebook/CristianoRonaldo has expressed his desire to transfer back to Manchester United. Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain, are also clients of Mendes. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Bret is projected to move over the southern Caribbean towards Central America and away from most cruise ports. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas. Forecasters say rain totaling 6 to 9 inches in areas and up to 12 inches in some spots pose a threat to southern portions of Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday. Read More »

"Probably not that many tourists" to stop from visiting North Korea

At the meeting, North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats could visit all four American detainees. The Trump administration is still considering how to respond to the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier . Doctors in Cincinnati said last week that Warmbier had suffered significant brain damage. This story has been corrected to show the coroner's last name is Sammarco, not Sammaraco. Read More »

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

Spicer smiled during a question about the validity of the reports , saying, "I'm right here", as if to say clearly no immediate change had been made. The briefings, formerly a mostly unwatched event in the Obama administration, have been carried by major news networks since day one of Trump's presidency. Read More »

Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

Mr. Richardson called on the North to release the three other Americans it is holding, as well as a Canadian hostage, and to "disclose what happened to Otto, fully, to the worldwide community". The 22-year-old was released June 13 from North Korea , where he was held captive since January 2016. Warmbier was a student at the University of Virginia and had visited North Korea during a trip to China. Read More »

China has not worked out on North Korea

If a passport ban were placed on North Korea, an American who violated it could face a fine and up to 10 years in prison for a first offense. But plans changed after the coroner's office decided at the family's urging not to conduct an autopsy, instead limiting its examination to an external analysis of Warmbier's remains and review of his records, Zornes said. Read More »

Police arrest 15 men for 'celebrating' Pakistan win over India

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The way Kashmiris celebrated Pakistan's victory over India in Champions Trophy , not only in cities and towns, but in the remotest hamlets from Kupwara to Kishtawar, it is proven beyond doubt that New Delhi is ruling through the barrel of the gun and has failed miserably to win hearts and minds of even those who had some soft corner for New Delhi in Kashmir'. Read More »

Ronaldo, Mourinho targeted by tax authorities

Cristiano Ronaldo will have to appear in court to testify in his tax fraud case, while Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly the next football personality to be investigated. Perez, a 70-year-old construction magnate said to be close to Ronaldo, was elected unopposed Monday for a third term in charge of Europe's most successful club. Read More »

Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the United States holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment" and urged Pyongyang to release three other Americans who are detained. Warmbier's death undercuts any progress from those meetings. He said the form would require Americans to affirm they're aware of what's transpired to other USA citizens, such as Warmbier, whom the senator said was " murdered " by the North. Read More »

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

That has led to outrage among Democrats and bristling from Republicans . Capito said on Tuesday she was also concerned the Senate healthcare plan might cap Medicaid spending and shift it to a lower growth rate in 2025. Republicans balk at the charge and say it's already been decided, the House health care bill is fine and they are full steam ahead. Thune said "it's high time we turned the page on this failed Obamacare experiment". Read More »

Spicer: Trump has confidence in 'everyone who serves him'

Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was sacked, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate hearing last week. "He's not afraid of the investigation". Of course, as the professor points out, Rosenstein's recusal is not terribly pressing, since the appointment of a special counsel removed him from the investigation anyway. Read More »

Coroner examining death of United States student released by North Korea

They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". Three U.S. citizens remain in detention in North Korea , and Tillerson called this week for their release. Bush administration. McCain is the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee. An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Read More »

Police name terrorist suspect targeting Muslim Londoners

The BBC reports that Osborne "was held on suspicion of attempted murder and later further arrested over alleged terror offences". British newspapers The Guardian and Daily Mirror identified him as Darren Osborne , who lives with his partner and four children in Cardiff, Wales, according to his former friends. Read More »