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Screenshot of pouting CNN anchors goes viral after Handel defeats Ossoff

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Many see the Georgia race as a potential preview of the 2018 midterm elections . Democrats must defend their current districts and win 24 Republican-held seats to regain a House majority next November. "I need to also thank Speaker Ryan and the House leadership and so numerous members across this country". The 55-year-old Handel is the latest Republican who has represented the district, beginning with Newt Gingrich , who went to become House speaker, the Chicago Tribune reported . Read More »

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

Organisers are seeking the permanent right to remain in the United Kingdom for all Grenfell Tower residents, and for survivors to take over unoccupied flats in Kensington and Chelsea. A DUP source complained the party was being "taken for granted" and said the discussions needed "greater focus". The DUP knows a deal with May is its best chance to secure extra cash for Northern Ireland while the Conservatives know that the DUP do not want risk a Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn , ... Read More »

Australia halts Syria airstrikes following Russia warning

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That incident angered Russian Federation, which intervened in the Syrian civil war on Syria's behalf in 2015 and has a hotline with the U.S.to deconflict airspace and make sure their air forces don't collide mid-air. On Monday, Moscow warned that it would treat all U.S. coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates river in Syria as "airborne targets." after a United States fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane . Read More »

UK PM May forms minority govt after election gamble backfires

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Taking it all together, that means the United Kingdom could be headed for a hung parliament , which analysts fear could slow and muddle the Brexit process. Sturgeon said the results showed that "the reckless Tory pursuit of a hard Brexit must now be abandoned". She vowed to take the country out of the EU's single market and customs union, essentially a free-trade zone, radically changing Britain's relationship with one of its biggest trading partners. Read More »

Trump takes veiled shot at Obama for Warmbier's late release

He had been jailed for almost 18 months. His parents created the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation to advocate for the release of American hostages and to help keep journalists reporting in conflict zones safe. "They must be held accountable for murdering an American citizen and still illegally detaining three other Americans ", he added. One Beijing-based travel agent who said his name was Gong told VOA that Warmbier's death "no doubt" would negatively impact "foreigners' interest in ... Read More »

South Korea confirms drone discovered in June was from North Korea

Moon went on to say he believes President Trump's greatest diplomatic achievement will come on the Korean peninsula as no previous administration has been able to solve the conflict with North Korea . "In terms of human rights in North Korea , I will keep the government stance in favor of the United Nations human rights resolutions against the North that has been unchanged since 2008". Read More »

US President Donald Trump says China has failed over North Korea

Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. Warmbier went on to become an honors student at the University of Virginia . Trump said Tuesday that if Warmbier had been returned home to the USA earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". Vox reported that over 800 Americans travel to North Korea each year, primarily through Chinese-run travel agencies. Read More »

Pro-Syrian regime drone shot down by United States fighter jet

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An armed Shaheed-129 UAV "displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces" at 12:30 am local time on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement . The SDF came under attack in Ja DIn by Assad forces while overhead USA fighter jets flew overhead firing warning shots that turned back the advance of the Assad forces. Read More »

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

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Marco Rubio's downtown Orlando office at 201 S. Orange Ave at 11 a.m. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said GOP senators will be briefed on the emerging bill Wednesday. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said Tuesday that there's " more work to do" before the bill adequately cuts premiums. Their states expanded Medicaid under the A.C.A. Read More »

Foiled Brussels attacker's bag had nails & gas bottles

The attack killed 31 people and wounded hundreds. Officials have been on high alert ever since a March 22 attack past year. He compared Tuesday's incident to that on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue a day earlier, when a man was killed when he rammed his auto, filled with explosives and weapons, into a French police convoy. Read More »

Bill Richardson on Warmbier's Death: NKorea 'Should Be Punished'

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Trump at the President's private Florida estate in April, a meeting that both leaders said warmed relations between the countries. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. Otto Warmbier was stopped from leaving Pyongyang on January 2, 2016 for trying to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel while traveling in the country as part of a tour group. Read More »

Public funeral service announced for Otto Warmbier in Cincinnati

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US President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement this week about the existence of any tapes of conversations between him and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, the White House has said. American student Otto Frederick Warmbier (C) arrives at a court for his trial in Pyongyang, on March 16, 2016. Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea. Read More »

Trump congratulates Handel on Twitter

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Karen Handel , Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district greets diners during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. House race in history. Ms Handel also pointed to the district's pedigree throughout the campaign, urging Republicans not to let Democrats "steal" a seat that became a proxy for the national dynamics in Washington . Read More »

Projection: GOP holds on to two House seats during special election

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Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia and avoided a major upset after the most expensive House campaign in us history. The Democratic candidate in District 6 was Jon Ossoff , a 30 year-old political activist who did not even live in the district. "Tonight, I stand before you extraordinarily humbled and honored at the tremendous privilege and high responsibility that you and the people across the sixth district have given to me to represent ... Read More »

US Weighs Response To Student's Death After North Korea Imprisonment

Later that month, North Korea announces it is holding Mr Warmbier for a "hostile act". It may never be known, but there are some clues - as well as widespread speculation. "You've got to capitalize on this, and influence their internal debates to get them to recognize and acknowledge what happened". But that war would create thousands of North Korean Mr and Mrs Warmbiers, mourning the deaths of their innocent sons. Read More »

Man arrested over abusive twitter post after London mosque attack

There were no reports of any injuries and the police are not considering the matter as terrorism related. Hasan Patel said: "Nobody got hurt after someone tries to attack regents park mosque - could have been nasty". The man was pronounced dead at the scene and paramedics took nine other people to three London hospitals. In the wake of the terrorist violence seen in London and Manchester over the past months, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick had called for an additional 1,867 ... Read More »

EU gives $100M to UNICEF for Syrian children

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The missiles flew over 500 miles over Iraqi territory, and are the first mid-range projectiles launched by Iran since its war with Iraq , which ended in 1988. Ford also said that, given the strong support being offered by Iran and Russian Federation to the Syrian government, the "game was finished" for U.S. Read More »

Republicans Hold On To Congressional Seat In Georgia Special Election

Georgia's 6th Congressional seat was vacated by the appointment of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to secretary of health and human services. In the end, Ossoff lost the seat by six points, more than the margin on Tuesday night in the congressional race in SC to replace Mick Mulvaney, the former House member who is now Trump's budget director. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

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President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that former President Barack Obama's policy on North Korean relations caused Otto Warmbier to die. "It should never, ever be allowed to happen". The circumstances of his detention and what medical treatment he received in North Korea remain unknown. Otto Warmbier , who was medically evacuated from North Korea to his OH home last week, had been in a coma. Read More »

US dispatches supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

They said Warmbier's condition was probably caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain. Former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson on Tuesday called the death of former North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier "close to" murder and said Pyongyang "should be punished in some way for the way they acted". Read More »

Russia-US deconfliction channel in Syria is working - Pentagon

The Pentagon said the incident took place near a combat post in A-Tanf where USA and coalition "advisers" are stationed in a support capacity to provide services to forces battling the Islamic State terrorist organization. Chris Murphy of CT warned Tuesday that the United States could be edging toward a military conflict with Iran and Russian Federation in Syria. The military said Binali was killed in Mayadeen, an IS-held Syrian town near the Iraqi border. Read More »

U.S. shoots down pro-Syrian regime drone, military says

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The last drone the U.S. says it shot down was also reportedly destroyed near Tanf after firing on coalition forces. The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 downing, when a United States jet destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near US-backed local forces. Read More »

Brussels attacker Moroccan, not known for terror

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He meant to explode a large bomb. While police say the situation is "under control", they added that there was a "possibility of a controlled explosion". People just feet from the explosion appeared unhurt and he said he saw no obvious damage to the walls around. Tuesday's incident is the third attack in two days in a European capital. Read More »