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Thousands gather for funeral for student detained in N.Korea

The U.S. military said the bombers conducted two separate drills with the Japanese and South Korean air forces. On display were his passport, a calculator, and the blazer he wore as he begged for his life to a North Korean court. In the regime's hour-long trial of Warmbier, they accused him of planning to trade the poster to Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming, Ohio , in exchange for a used vehicle. Read More »

Former Obama aide on Cuba: Trump, GOP lawmakers don't believe in freedom

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Rhodes isn't the only Obama administration veteran who seems to be experiencing personal pain as Trump strips away portions of the 44th president's legacy - on immigration, trade, the environment and, perhaps, health care. "Officially, today, they are rejected". In practice, however, many recent changes to boost ties to Cuba will stay as they are. During the initial talks between Cuba and the Obama administration, Fox 5 traveled to Havana where Chesimard, who is on the FBI's list of the ... Read More »

Senate GOP health care bill released

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act say the Senate's replacement bill is just as bad for Arizona as the House version. "This is a bill created to strip away health care benefits and protections from Americans who need it most in order to give a tax break to the folks who need it least", Schumer said . Read More »

Venezuelan troops fire on protesters; one killed

Francisco Torrealba, former minister of labor, will also be a candidate for the Constituent Assembly , as well as Maduro's former chief of staff Carmen Melendez and Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores. Diplomats at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States meeting in Cancun said the USA and its allies probably didn't have the two-thirds of votes needed to put the issue on the agenda again. Read More »

Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

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Those who survived the attack were later killed by air strikes, added the ministry. It added that the Krasnodar submarine performed a submerged launch of the cruise missiles. "The Cailber missiles were fired from the frigates ". "According to the Defense Ministry, "[the ships] targeted an area east of Palmyra, where the militants' heavy weaponry and manpower were located. Read More »

United States says it regrets Russian Federation canceled diplomat meeting

Previous U.S. sanctions didn't bring results and "new attempts to make Russian Federation submit will be equally futile", Ryabkov said. Russian Federation has canceled a meeting with senior USA diplomats in the wake of Washington's decision to reinforce sanctions imposed over its interference in Ukraine and occupation of Crimea. Read More »

Ship that crashed in Japan, klling 7 sailors, built at BIW

The destroyer has a crew of about 300 and most were asleep when the ship collided early Saturday with the Philippine-flagged container ship ACX Crystal that was more than three times larger. officials have stuck with the original timeline, which states that the crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. local time , instead of 1:30 a.m.as Japanese officials said on Monday. Read More »

BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato

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Likewise, all of the 31 hostages which included 12 minors and elderly have also been freed unharmed, military officials said. Brig. Gen. Manolo Samarita, commander of the Army's 602nd Infantry Brigade, said all of the villagers held hostage by BIFF bandits had been accounted for, now in makeshift relief sites in safer areas. Read More »

British PM May unveils offer on European Union citizens after Brexit

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum past year but there is growing opposition to the government's "hard Brexit" approach of cutting immigration at the expense of trade ties. It is understood that there was no discussion of Mrs May's proposal at the Brussels dinner, as leaders of the EU27 stuck to their position that all negotiations must be conducted through Mr Barnier, and not through individual national leaders. Read More »

State Department officials honor Otto Warmbier at OH funeral

Sentenced to hard labor early a year ago for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, Warmbier was medically evacuated to the United States in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. He added that such a long flight from North Korea to OH could make a blood clot even more likely to form or spread to the lungs. A spokesman for the Hamilton County coroner said Dr Lakshmi Sammaraco's office has accepted the case of Otto Warmbier , who died on Monday in a ... Read More »

Trump confirms he is being investigated for obstruction of justice

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The president appeared to stop tweeting long enough to get some sleep, but he was back at it bright and early Friday. As of yesterday the investigation included examination of the role of Trump and his subordinates in possible collusion with Russians interfering in the 2016 elections , and the president's role in criminal obstruction of justice. Read More »

No autopsy for USA student detained by North Korea

The services were being held in his home state of OH, with the funeral at his former high school and burial at a Cincinnati cemetery. Warmbier will be buried later in the day at a local cemetery. "He just lived life with such a zest and a passion that I haven't really ever experienced in somebody before", Warmbier's childhood friend Chris Colloton told the Cincinnati Inquirer newspaper. Read More »

Obama slams GOP health care bill and urges its defeat

But it also maintains some aspects of Obamacare , including tax credits to help people buy insurance, which is beneficial to the elderly and low-income families. residents - the 1.2 million of 4.8 million South Carolinians who get their health insurance through Medicaid . Senate Republicans released only a draft of their bill, with no analysis and no cost estimates. Read More »

Thousands Gather To Pay Their Respects To Otto Warmbier

A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early today for Otto Warmbier , the USA student imprisoned in North Korea who returned home last week in a coma that proved fatal. Analysts say his death will likely cast a shadow on relations between the US and North Korea and compound efforts by South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, to improve ties with the North. Read More »

Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

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President Donald Trump doesn't mind piling on. "The victories should provide a little breathing room for Republican leaders, showing incumbents at risk in 2018 that the GOP agenda can still win in Republican districts and reinforcing efforts to deliver on promises to motivate the base such as tax cuts and Obamacare", Mills wrote in a note to clients on Wednesday. Read More »

United States forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

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The push by Syrian government forces in the Daraa area appears headed for the Jordanian border, two weeks after Assads troops reached the border with Iraq for the first time in years. Tanf has been used by Western special forces as well as Syrian rebel forces. "As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased", a defence spokesman said in a statement yesterday. Read More »

Mumbai blasts: 6 convicted; 1 acquitted

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The Mumbai blasts had killed 257 people and injured around 713 others between 1.30 pm and 3.40 pm on Mar.12, 1993. "We would decide after reading the details", CBI lawyer Deepak Salve said when asked if the prosecution would seek the death sentence. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over United States student who died

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The Daily Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2rR9Rza ) Tuesday that 48-year-old Kenneth Bae posted a statement about Warmbier's death on his Facebook page. His cause of death remains unknown. Warmbier's family declined to have an autopsy performed on him following his death Monday, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH said, deciding that only an "external examination" would be performed. Read More »

CBI seeks severest possible penalty for 1993 blast convicts

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Pointing out at the casualty figures, he added that the court has to look at some glaring facts. While asserting that he would not seek parole or furlough while in prison, Feroz during the hearing of his plea started crying and requested the court with folded hands to not give him capital punishment. Read More »

Trump not under probe for obstruction, lawyer says

Sekulow mostly sidestepped the question, but he did suggest that Trump reached his decision through a "collaborative process" in which Trump considered Rosenstein's recommendation (made in a memo criticizing Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's emails). Read More »