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If Russia meddled in our election, why didn't Obama stop it?

He said he became aware of the compromise "sometime in 2016", and that, when he pressed his staff on whether the DHS had been sufficiently proactive to help identify the intruders and patch vulnerabilities, the answer wasn't reassuring. Jeh Johnson , who was US secretary of Homeland Security during the November election, testified. Senator Angus King, an independent from ME who caucuses with the Democrats , voiced skepticism, saying only a small number of votes in key battleground states ... Read More »

Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

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Doctors at the hospital said he had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. It's unclear how he came to be in that state. The unnamed ministry spokesman told state-run media on Friday that Warmbier was provided "with medical treatment and brought him back alive" after his heart had almost stopped. Read More »

Voters grow weary of Russia probes

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That's according to the latest data out from the monthly Harvard-Harris Poll, which illustrates that a clear majority of Americans are ready to move on from the "Russia interference" investigations. Sixty percent said Comey should have announced that Trump was not the target of an investigation. When asked about the alleged collusion between Trump's administration and Moscow, 52 percent said they don't believe the president coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election. Read More »

Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating United States student

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They say he suffered a "severe neurological injury", the most likely cause of which was a cardiopulmonary arrest that had cut the blood supply to the brain. He died last Monday just days after being medically evacuated from a North Korean prison. KCNA says the North dealt with Warmbier according to domestic law and worldwide standards. Read More »

North Korea warns against following 'psychopath' Donald Trump

Warmbier was released same day Rodman arrived in North Korea; he was returned to the U.S.in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, after spending 17 months in prison, for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster while visiting the country on a sightseeing tour. Read More »

Kovind to file nomination today; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

With more than 60% of voters of the electoral college, which will elect President Pranab Mukherjee's successor, having already pledged their support to him, Kovind's election is virtually certain. Since the NDA's presidential pick hails from Kanpur Dehat district of the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said it is an honour that the son of Uttar Pradesh would be occupying the presidential office. Read More »

Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss Mideast peace

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After being appointed as interior minister in 2012 and deputy prime minister in 2015, he started to slip in profile as Mohammed bin Salman , the new prince, led Saudi forces into war in Yemen. "Under his watch, Saudi Arabia has developed aggressive foreign policies (Yemen, Qatar) and he has not been shy about making strong statements against Iran ", said Olivier Jakob at Switzerland-based oil consultancy Petromatrix. Read More »

US House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes

That, of course, is exactly what Trump did after he fired Comey. He said, Trump's tweet has no impact on the advisory group's examination of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump announced that there are records that would potentially sweep Comey's claims away. Investigators will also weigh the credibility of Comey against a president who has shown a wobbly commitment to accuracy. Read More »

CM, Oppn, separatists strongly condemn murder of police officer in J&K

Cutting across party lines, leaders from ruling and opposition parties, including working president of the National Conference Omar Abdullah and chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and other separatists have also strongly condemned the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Mohammad Ayub Pandith outside the historic Jamia Masjid, where he was posted for security of the devotees yesterday. Read More »

Defiant Camden tower block residents may be forced out

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Local councils around Britain are testing similar panels on hundreds of their buildings. The Government says 34 high-rise blocks of flats in 17 local authority areas have failed fire cladding safety tests ordered following the Grenfell Tower disaster. Read More »

Congress asks 20 AAP MLAs to resign, face fresh elections

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The EC has said that the 21 AAP MLAs did hold de facto the post of Parliamentary Secretary and rejected their plea to drop the "Office of Profit" case. The plea before the EC pertains to 21 MLAs, but Rajouri Garden MLA Jar-nail Singh had resigned early this year to contest the Punjab Assembly elections. Read More »

Police thwart terrorist plot at Islam's holiest site

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The site where the suicide bomber blew himself up in Mecca after his attack against the Grand Mosque was thwarted by Saudi security forces. According to the ministry the terror plot was planned by three terrorist groups, two based in Mecca and the third in Jeddah, Saudi Gazette reported. Read More »

The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see

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The AP obtained a copy of the 13-point list in Arabic just days after Saudi King Salman made his favorite son and Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman , Crown Prince, empowering the 31-year-old reformist as next in line to the throne in a move suggesting more hawkish Saudi foreign policy in regional conflicts. Read More »

Two security personnel killed, three injured in Sukma operation against Naxals

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One Maoist was killed in a gunfight in Bijapur district, he added. Ramkrishna Hospital Director Sandeep Dave said: "The injured jawans are being treated and they are in stable condition". While cordoning off the region, the team of security forces was on their way back to the base when it again came under heavy firing from the ultras near Durma village at around 3.30 pm in which two DRG jawans were killed, he said. Read More »

AIADMK Sasikala faction to support Ram Nath Kovind: Dinakaran

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At the time of filing the nomination, 20 chief ministers and representatives of 28 parties had come to Parliament to lend their support to Kovind . The chief ministers of all the states ruled by the BJP and its allies, except Manohar Parrikar of Goa and Mehbooba Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, were present. Read More »

European champs cruise into Confed Cup semifinals

Russian Federation were knocked out after losing 2-1 to Mexico in Kazan , another setback for the hosts of next year's World Cup who have recently become accustomed to early exits from global tournaments . With Ronaldo dominating All Whites defenders in the air midway through the first half, the next aerial challenge saw two leave him in a heap with rugby-style physical skills. Read More »

Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

Portugal will play New Zealand in a Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled for Saturday, June 24 , 20. Another Group A match will see Portugal face New Zealand in St. The 56-year-old had a heated argument with one of New Zealand's assistant coaches after Mexico's Carlos Salcedo went down with a shoulder injury in the first half. Read More »

Men Arrested in Connection With Violence Outside Turkish Embassy

Two men had also been arrested at the scene of the clash on charges of aggravated assault and assaulting a police officer. Last month, the DC Fire and EMS Department tweeted that nine people were hospitalized after approximately two dozen protesters turned out in front of the ambassador's residence, shortly after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Donald Trump . Read More »

Press for info on Senate health bill

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, however, did send a letter a few days ago to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell requesting bipartisan negotiations over healthcare instead of the GOP working on the bill in private meetings. Bruce Poliquin, it looks as if it was specifically created to hurt a place like Maine. Last week, a coalition of medical and consumer groups held an event in Cleveland that was billed as the first of a series of gatherings to speak out against a bill that passed the ... Read More »