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Dennis Rodman Says We're All Misunderstanding Kim Jong


When he was returned to the USA this month on "humanitarian grounds", he had already suffered extensive brain damage and was in a vegetative state. KCNA quoted an unnamed spokesman for the country's National Reconciliation Council as saying: "Our relevant agencies treat all criminals. Read More »

US Strikes on Syrian Jet, Drone Mean 'Open Complicity With Terrorists' - Moscow

The armed Shaheed-129 was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent. The drone was downed just outside the 55 kilometer de-confliction zone, according to the officials. "They saw the Su-22 approaching", Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Tuesday. The base is home not only to Syrian rebel forces but also U.S. Read More »

Vehicle crashes into gendarmerie van in Paris


A man carrying guns and explosives died when he rammed a vehicle into a police van Monday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées in what officials characterize as a deliberate attack. The attacker, a 31-year-old man, was badly burned after his auto exploded when he deliberately crashed it into a police van. Police quickly declared the situation "under control" and a bomb squad responded to the scene after explosives and a gun were found inside the driver's vehicle. Read More »

Hope Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out, Would Be 'Very Bad' for GOP

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. "We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again", said Rep. Seth Moulton , D-Mass. They love us. They don't get it. So it's time for change. Read More »

'White terrorism' and Donald Trump


It's run by a former skinhead. "The current administration's lack of focus on domestic white extremist terrorism, let alone its denial to even acknowledge it exists, is highly troubling", Picciolini wrote in an email. President Trump campaigned heavily on combatting Islamist extremism. "Shortly after starting at DHS, I requested a thorough policy review of the CVE Grant Program to ensure taxpayer dollars go to programs with the highest likelihood of success, that support the men and women ... Read More »

Portugal forest fire death toll rises to at least 62


The wooded hills in the area north of Lisbon , which 24 hours before had glowed bright green with eucalyptus and pine trees, were gutted by the flames. Locals in the town of Pedrogao Grande are struggling to understand how so many people died as they tried to flee the blaze in scenes reminiscent of Black Saturday with people incinerated in their cars. Read More »

Video shows angry customers attacking restaurant owner, teen daughter


Baxley Police are looking for two customers who assaulted a restaurant owner and her daughter. The female customer goes into a frenzy and starts repeatedly punching the restaurant owner as the male customer stands by and watches. Police are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible. The suspects have been identified as Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Read More »

Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier


The 22-year-old died on June 19, prompting a furious response from the USA government. But according to KCNA , a spokesman of the North's National Reconciliation Council said: "Our relevant agencies treat all criminals who committed crimes against (our) republic strictly based on domestic law and worldwide standards, and Warmbier was no different". Read More »

'The View' Hosts Do Not Handle Democrats' Latest Election Loss Very Well


When the astonishingly bad health plan is finally made public and people watch their parents, children, siblings and friends be denied health care, and when they experience the full horror of President Trump's foreign policy, Democrats will win in district after district, if they do the groundwork that is always necessary to win elections. Read More »

Death toll in Parachinar twin blasts reaches over 50

In what appeared to be a sign of growing cooperation among extremists, two banned groups had come forward to claim the deadly assault, with one describing the incident as a suicide attack. The province is the base of a separatist movement as well as home to the Taleban and other militant Islamist groups. Of the injured, nine are said to be policemen. Read More »

In a first, authorities bar Juma-tul-Vida prayers at Jamia Masjid


The incident happened when Shab-e-Qadr prayers were under way in the historic mosque. A deputy superintendent of police was stripped naked and stoned to death by a mob outside the historic Jamia Masjid here in a weird incident which drew all-round condemnation, including from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and separatist Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq . Read More »

UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

Britain has been rocked in recent days by a fire which killed at least 79 people when it engulfed a 24-storey building in west London on June 14, trapping residents in their beds as they slept. "The brigade was called at 4.25pm". That fire at Grenfell Tower spread rapidly, turning the burning building into a giant torch and terrifying residents. Read More »

Pelosi is living in her own little Democratic bubble

Indeed the best news Democrats got Tuesday night was that a different special House race, in SC, ended up closer than the Georgia contest even though it had drawn little national attention. I wonder how my liberal friends would feel if some conservative organization, that received federal funds, donated over $800,000 to influence campaigns in order to elect candidates who opposed same-sex marriage or opposed transgender rights. Read More »

'Making A Murderer': Brendan Dassey to be re-tried or released


Making a Murderer investigated the killing of Ms Halbach, whose charred remains were found at Avery's vehicle salvage yard a week after she went there to photograph a minivan for sale, and the subsequent court cases. For now, Dassey remains in prison. A lawyer for Avery , who is now serving a life sentence , filed a motion this month, citing ineffective counsel as a reason for Avery to be freed or granted a new trial. Read More »

Pentagon's nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes damaged by tornado


The E4-B Boeing 747s, built in the 1970s during the Cold War, are essentially flying command centers that can refuel in the sky and are created to remain airborne for days on end in times of crisis. Patrick Ryder told CNN . Not including the damage to aircraft, the tornado caused an estimated $7million to $10million in damage to the base facilities, 55th Wing spokesman Drew Nystrom told the Omaha World Herald . Read More »

China, US agree aim of "complete, irreversible" Korean denuclearisation

The US made the move during high leveled talks in Washington involving Chinese diplomats and defence chiefs with President Donald Trump saying that Chinese efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed. Xi and Trump are next expected to meet again in Hamburg during the G20 Summit next month. China , North Korea's main ally and trading partner, previously bought the commodity under exemptions that allowed trade for "livelihood" purposes. Read More »

Officials say over 120 buried in China landslide


President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but broadcaster CCTV reported that the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby. Another Twitter user tweeted a photograph showing soldiers in orange jackets clambering across a field of rocks. Most residents are of the Qiang ethnic minority. Read More »

Macron party set for big win in France

June. 12: French president Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party is heading towards an assured overwhelming majority in the Parliament, after exit polls showed it topping the poll with 32% in the first round on Sunday. "And we take the risk of a single party, a single thought, a single program". They include Marie Sara, a retired bullfighter, who is taking on Gilbert Collard, a senior member of Le Pen's National Front in southern France. Read More »

USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

But as the terror group loses ground in and around the city of Raqqa, which is its self-declared capital, the chase is migrating southeast, into the Euphrates River valley. In comparison, only 6-7 out of 59 cruise missiles, which the U.S. has launched at Shayrat airbase, have hit the target. Elsewhere, government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa after a two-day ceasefire expired, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Read More »

Johnny Depp apologises for Trump joke


But he did make comments about the current POTUS that raised many alarms. The actor made the remarks on Thursday when he took the stage at Glastonbury Festival in England to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine . Actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin lost her contract with CNN recently after she was photographed holding a model of Trump's bloody and decapitated head. Read More »

Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?


Several congressmen have gone so far as to suggest that Pelosi ought to step down and allow the party to rebrand itself moving forward. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a rising star in the party who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for the top job in the House previous year, said he felt it "will be very hard" to win back the chamber in the 2018 midterms, despite President Trump's historic unpopularity, because of Pelosi . Read More »

Russia Warships And Submarine Fire Cruise Missiles At Syria

The missiles were launched from Russian Navy frigates , the Admiral Essen and the Admiral Grigorovich , as well as a submarine, the Krasnodar , from the eastern Mediterranean, the Defense Ministry said in a Friday statement. According to the report, the news was announced in Canberra and followed by the officials in the Syrian region, as the Australian forces come under the US-led coalition which is now so far against the Syrian government under Assad as well the Russians. Read More »