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Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India

New Delhi was irked by Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. There is also the controversy over US H1-B skilled worker visas, which Trump has said he would review under an executive order called "buy American, hire American". Read More »

'N. Korea Conducts Another Rocket Engine Test'

North Korea conducted another rocket engine test Wednesday as part of its efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to multiple reports Thursday . North Korea recently claimed it is closer to testing an ICBM that could potentially hit any target in the continental United States and concerns are growing the military is not ready for a potential attack. Read More »

FBI says airport attacker tried to buy gun in US


Friday, we heard from the doctors who operated on Lt. Jeff Neville after being slashed by a suspected terrorist at Bishop International Airport this week. The alleged terrorist crossed into the USA on June 16 at Lake Champlain, NY, rented a vehicle and drove to Flint - 11 hours away. Ftouhi reportedly referenced killings in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and yelled " Allahu Akbar ", which means "God is great" in Arabic, before attacking Neville. Read More »

North Korea says it's the 'biggest victim' in death of Otto Warmbier

Speaking after talks in Washington on June 21 between high-ranking US and Chinese officials, Tillerson said " China understands the United States regards North Korea as our top security threat ". "The smear campaign against [North Korea] staged in the USA compels us to make firm determination that ... we should further sharpen the blade of law", said a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry in a statement . Read More »

Presidential election 2017: It's a non-Jatav Dalit versus a dynastic Dalit


The Opposition seems to have walked into BJP's plan to divide Dalits on the basis of subcastes in the Presidential elections by picking ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate. Chandrasekhar Rao. The former Lok Sabha speaker can be well described as a "dynastic Dalit" who was picked since the NDA chose a Dalit. RJD chief Lalu Prasad , who had earlier termed Kumar's decision a "historic blunder", appealed to the JD (U) should vote for the daughter of Bihar. Read More »

North Korea test-fires another rocket

On Friday a South Korean military official told local news service Newsis the army is "keeping a close watch" on the development and that it is investigating the plausibility of an intercontinental ballistic missile engine test. Moon's comment on Thursday and his missile test inspection are seen as an attempt to show himself as a commander in chief tough on North Korea, at the same time that he is open to dialogue. Read More »

South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (497 miles), after conducting two more test firings. "There are more people and more cars but nobody knows what that means", the official said. North Korea has tested several new missile systems this year, including a powerful midrange missile that experts say could one day reach targets as far as Hawaii or Alaska. Read More »

ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war

In April, Democrats lost a special election in Kansas to replace Mike Pompeo, who is now Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director. "The Democrats have to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican Party is all about economic growth for millionaires and billionaires, and the Democratic Party is about economic growth for everybody", Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of CT told MSNBC. Read More »

Mattis vents U.S. frustration over North Korea

Portman said sanctions against North Korea should be tightened, WVXU reports . In general, both secretaries praised their summit, formally known as the Diplomatic and Security Dialogue , for involving higher level officials in both civilian and military posts than in the past and for laying the groundwork for greater engagement, better communication and reducing the risk of risky incidents going forward. Read More »

Mourners Remember US Student Held Prisoner by North Korea

President Donald Trump slammed his detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". North Korea still holds Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song, academics who worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, and a businessman named Kim Dong Chul. Read More »

Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

Padilla said it was possible the attack was meant to disrupt an ongoing military offensive against a separate group of IS-aligned militants who laid siege May 23 in Marawi city in Lanao del Sur province, about 55 kilometers (35 mile) away. Pigkawayan is part of a largely lawless areas with mixed Muslim-Christian communities where the BIFF, other Muslim rebels and political warlords hold sway. Read More »

USA wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis were hosting Chinese foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, the chief of the People's Liberation Army's joint staff department. USA lawmakers are pressing for a tough response against Pyongyang over its treatment of the 22-year-old university student, who was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing U.S. detainee Otto Warmbier

In the country's first reaction to Warmbier's death, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency accused the US and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him. The hermit state broke its silence after South Korea said the North bore responsibility for Warmbier's fate and President Donald Trump slammed his detention and death as "a total disgrace". Read More »

Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill at least 11


The administration said that emergency has been declared in hospitals as the people are shifting the injured to the hospitals. Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): The United States has condemned the attacks in Quetta and Parachinar , in which more than 30 people lost their lives and several others injured. Read More »

GOP holds on to House seat, but Dems surpass expectation

Pelosi's defenders say that scapegoating Pelosi would solve nothing; her spokesman, Drew Hamill, said yesterday that "Republicans will continue to run ads trying to demonize whoever is the Democratic leader". That includes over $140 million for the 2016 election cycle. Trump is particularly unpopular in California, and Obamacare, a new poll shows, is quite popular here. Read More »

Tributes paid to victim of the Finsbury Park attack


A statement from Mr Ali's family read: "We are devastated by the loss of a husband, father, brother and grandfather, Makram Ali, in this tragic event". Witnesses said Ali, who moved to the United Kingdom from Bangladesh at the age of 10, suffered a medical problem just moments before the attack. Ali was pronounced dead at the scene and nine other people were hospitalized. Read More »

After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

About 700 bears now roam the Yellowstone area , including northwestern Wyoming, southwestern Montana and eastern Idaho , after gaining protection under the Endangered Species Act in 1975 when their numbers dwindled to just 136. "We're going to be challenging the decision", he said . "I appreciate that the FWS is proceeding now with the delisting", Mead says. Meanwhile some 125 Native American tribes from the United States and Canada have signed the Grizzly Treaty to oppose the ... Read More »

Trump Promises a Federal Technology Overhaul to Save $1 Trillion

The outdated technology systems , used by other government agencies, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Justice, include the use of COBOL . According to the Hollywood Reporter , Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos - who has been a vocal critic of Trump in the past - called on the US government to take advantage of commercial technology , much like those provided by his own company and others sat at the table. Read More »

Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame


Rodman has been known as a constant advocate for Jong-un, often referring to him as his "friend for life" and making 5 different trips to North Korea . The self-dubbed "goodwill ambassador" to North Korea's latest visit has not gone over well back in the states. I'm inspired that Dennis Rodman possibly played [it's denied] a part in the release of US citizen, Otto Warmbier , an American who spent 17 months detained in North Korea for allegedly removing a propaganda sign from his hotel ... Read More »

Captain (R) Safdar arrives at FJA to record his statement before JIT


Sources told JIT, headed by Federal Investigation Agency s (FIA) Additional Director-General Wajid Zia, would ask queries related to the dependency of PM's daughter Mariyam Nawaz and his assets. Malik had claimed in a press conference that he would record his statement with full freedom before the JIT. "I am not here to save anyone", he said. Read More »

Iran arrests more, kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks


Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday's attacks that were claimed by Islamic State , but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". The attacks came at a particularly charged time in the region, days after Riyadh and other Sunni Muslim powers cut ties with Qatar , accusing it of backing Tehran and militant groups. Read More »

'Well prepared' Portugal eye victory against New Zealand


Portugal boss Fernando Santos has given no indication over whether Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for their final Confederations Cup group game against New Zealand . "On paper they seem better than us". Juan Carlos Osorio decided to make eight changes from the first game to the game against New Zealand. "We know Mexico well and we respect this team". Read More »