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Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

While it is a secular school - North Korea keeps a tight grip on information about religion - the university chiefly employs Christian staff. He also appears to have prompted recent speculation that he might become Mr. Yun and two physicians flew to Pyongyang and visited Warmbier Monday. The Warmbiers have been pressing - first behind the scenes and then more publicly - for their son's release... [Full Article...]

Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry

Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry The Princess Leia actress collapsed on a plane and was hospitalized in critical condition; her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds died a day later, before Fisher finally passed away in the hospital three days later. A successful author, Fisher had written and spoken openly about her struggle with drugs abuse in her youth and mental health issues. He added that his family did not want a coroner'... [Full Article...]

Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

They then beat South Africa by 19 runs on Duckworth-Lewis formula and edged out Sri Lanka by three wickets to finish second in Group B. They then upset title favourites England by eight wickets in the first semi-final. As wickets fell, England naturally saw the scoreboard stutter, with Morgan's side slipping from 128-2 to 181-7 in an 16-over spell - a struggle that ultimately cost them. [Full Article...]

Russian FM can't confirm IS leader's death

USA national security officials were quick to discount - and even mock - reports from Moscow that the Russian military had killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a May 28 strike. near the Jordanian border". Since he appeared in a video in Mosul announcing the caliphate, Al-Baghdadi has been rarely seen and often on the move between hiding places in Iraq and Syria. [Full Article...]

Amazon's Whole Foods deal rocks Wall St; energy stocks rise

Amazon's Whole Foods deal rocks Wall St; energy stocks rise Whole Foods-known for its natural and organic grocery choices-currently operates more than 460 stores in the US and the United Kingdom , including 13 locations across Canada (with four in Vancouver). Jana had pushed to shake up Whole Foods' board of directors, among other changes. — Target . The retailer fell $2.85, or 5.1 percent, to $52.61. [Full Article...]

UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

The proposed deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office. Ms Foster said the meeting with Mr Varadkar was useful and pleasant. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement commits the United Kingdom and Irish Gove... [Full Article...]

Gillespie's close call a sign for moderate Republicans

Gillespie's close call a sign for moderate Republicans Stewart, a former co-chair of President Trump's Virginia campaign, came within a little more than 1 point of upsetting GOP front-runner Ed Gillespie , who ultimately won the nomination. Northam also swept Richmond as well as its suburbs and exurbs. Gillespie said Virginia governors have been too focused on trying to lure big companies to relocate to the state, rather than growing existing one... [Full Article...]

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels He added, "We recognize the need for urgency, and your criticism is fair, sir". Mattis, a history scholar, said it is. Seven years ago, USA forces alone numbered more than 100,000 and were spread across Afghanistan , fighting and patrolling from tiny outposts in some of the country's most remote provinces. [Full Article...]

Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee The State Department confirmed in a statement to TheDC that arrests have been, and the Washington , D.C. Metro police department identified the two men as Eyup Yildirim and Sinan Narin . police refused to arrest them. The ensuing brawl injured 11 people, including a police officer and two secret service agents. In 2011, they took part in a fight at the United Nations that sent at least one s... [Full Article...]

Ireland's new prime minister formally takes power

At under 40, Varadkar, who only entered parliament in 2007, is a world away from the man he is replacing, Enda Kenny , who was elected taoiseach over 30 years after he first became a TD. Fianna Fáil abstained on the vote on Mr Varadkar, which was in accordance with the party's "confidence and supply" arrangement to support the minority Fine Gael government. [Full Article...]

Lib Dem leader quits, says can't lead party and be a Christian

Lib Dem leader quits, says can't lead party and be a Christian Farron, a committed Christian, has attracted controversy for his views on issues such as homosexuality and abortion, but he oversaw an upturn in the Lib Dems' fortunes, with his anti-Brexit stance chiming with large sections of the British public. [Full Article...]

Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russia

Tillerson said, adding, "It's possible that the government of Ukraine and the government of Russian Federation could come to a satisfactory resolution through some structure other than Minsk, but would achieve the objectives of Minsk, which we're committed to". [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Didn't Exactly Give James Comey A Performance Review

Comey again made news in late October by reopening, if you will, the investigation, you said , again, on Fox News, "you know, FBI Director Comey did the right thing when he found new evidence, ' Reed continued". He stopped only short of asking if he could draw Sessions a warm bath and offering him a mint julep. The Democrats all but implied that the two men had booked a room before dessert. [Full Article...]

'The United States CREATED terror cult ISIS' World leader claims

'The United States CREATED terror cult ISIS' World leader claims Then, on June 6, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran had to be "punished" for what he called "its interference in the region". In another meeting on Tuesday, Zarif conferred with Bosnian foreign minister Igor Crnadak on regional and bilateral relations; "it is highly important to Iran to see stability and unity in Bosnia". [Full Article...]

Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

Mr. Comey, who was sacked by Mr. Trump last month, has been called to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee , which is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into how the Russian government meddled in the presidential election and whether Mr. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

But the revelations forced Sessions to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation in March, and it is now being handled by a special counsel. Wyden was unsatisfied, shooting back, "General Sessions , respectfully, you're not answering the question". Those close to the president don't know if there are tapes . [Full Article...]

Egypt 'Offers Electricity' to Hamas in Exchange for 'Security Demands': Media Report

Egypt 'Offers Electricity' to Hamas in Exchange for 'Security Demands': Media Report Medical Aid for Palestinians CEO Aimee Shalan said: "The global community's failure to solve Gaza's devastating fuel and electricity crisis - and the 10-year blockade and closure of which it is a part - is severely affecting the lives of ordinary Palestinians". [Full Article...]

'Gunshots' at Paris's Notre Dame

'Gunshots' at Paris's Notre Dame In this image provided by Nancy Soderberg, people inside Notre Dame cathedral sit with their hands in the air, after an attack on police in Paris , Tuesday, June 6, 2017 . Dozens of armed police sealed off the area and put the Gothic cathedral into lockdown with almost 1,000 tourists and worshippers inside. Two auxiliary bishops were also present, Dalle said, and reassured the crowd. [Full Article...]

Tories look to form government with support from DUP

Tories look to form government with support from DUP He acknowledged that the government would be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament. "For as long as Corbyn leads Labor, we will ensure there's a Tory PM", an unidentified DUP source told The Guardian . [Full Article...]

Panama establishes diplomatic ties with Beijing in blow to Taiwan

Panama establishes diplomatic ties with Beijing in blow to Taiwan Panama is the second country to switch its recognition to Beijing since Tsai took office previous year, following a similar move by Sao Tome and Principe in December, trimming to 20 the number of countries that formally recognise Taiwan . [Full Article...]


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