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People Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma
Author: 0 Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma

At that time, North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats in Pyongyang , who handle USA affairs there, would be allowed for the first time to visit four Americans imprisoned by the North, including Warmbier . The University of Virginia student appears to have gone to a prohibited part of the hotel he was staying at and removed a large propaganda poster, commonly seen throughout the capital.

People Tillerson faces strong pushback on diplomatic budget cuts
Author: 0 Tillerson faces strong pushback on diplomatic budget cuts

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee , Bob Corker , R-Tenn., said he told his staff that had given up going through the budget line-by-line because it was a "waste of time" given that lawmakers would reject it. "Even with reductions in funding, we will continue to be the leader in worldwide development, global health, democracy and good governance initiatives, and humanitarian efforts", Mr.

Author: 0 Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city

Philippine flags were also flown at half-staff as the country mourned the killings of 13 marines in a fierce battle in Marawi on Friday. Moments later, blasts shook the city and more smoke billowed skyward. Herrera said the Mautes enjoy strong support in Marawi. In Marawi, 4,317 families or 20,754 people are staying in 64 evacuation centers, and 42,672 families or 207,622 people are staying with relatives or friends in nearby regions.

People Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks
Author: 0 Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Barnier had previously set a timetable of talks starting in the week beginning June 19, with agreement on initial issues by autumn of this year and a provisional Brexit deal in October 2018. We want to do this quickly, respecting the calendar. "That's what we put in front of the people". " The Netherlands is ready for cooperation ". Asked whether he believed the election result indicated that the British were "turning their backs on Brexit ", he said: "We will have to wait and see".

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing

Wyden, he did not say that", Sessions said . The fact that Sessions would delegate that task to his deputy showed the Russian Federation investigation was distracting him from his core duties. He added, "Let me state this clearly, colleagues". Sessions said on Tuesday he did not recuse himself because he felt he was a subject of the investigation himself but rather because he felt he was required to by Justice Department rules.

Author: 0 Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

Rosenstein would be the one to fire Comey, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said that Trump hadn't discussed the Mueller matter with Ruddy, the Newsmax CEO.

People Bangladesh landslides: At least 40 killed, dozens missing
Author: 0 Bangladesh landslides: At least 40 killed, dozens missing

There were reports of 10 people missing following the accident but a river police official told AFP all passengers had managed to swim ashore. "Some of them were sleeping in their homes on hillsides when the landslides occurred", district police chief Sayed Tariqul Hasan said.

Author: 0 Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

And with Attorney General Jeff Sessions having recused himself from all Russia-related matters, that responsibility would fall on Rosenstein, who said he is "confident" Mueller "has full independence" to conduct the investigation. Trump also had other issues on his mind on Tuesday as reflected in his tweets , the Russian Federation probe among them, as he sought to deflect attention towards Hillary Clinton and the investigation into her use of a private email server that came up ...

Author: 0 Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russia

Despite Donald Trump's insistence during a Monday cabinet meeting that his presidency has been a historic one, like most things that come out of #45's mouth, there's more fiction than fact in that statement. Lawmakers have been locked in talks for roughy a week about adding new financial penalties on Russian Federation, limiting Trump's ability to lift current sanctions or impose new ones.

Author: 0 Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

The president has answered Comey's Senate testimony with outright denials, new talk of possible tapes, and a pledge to tell his story under oath. US President Donald Trump on Friday denied multiple allegations leveled by former FBI Director James Comey , saying he was prepared to testify under oath to give his version of events.

People Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site
Author: 0 Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

North Korea has been on a missile testing spree lately, with 12 launches so far in 2017 . But the overture for warmer ties has been complicated by the defiant pursuit of nuclear and missile development by North Korea , which has conducted missile tests four times since Moon's election on May 10.

Author: 0 Sessions Testifies On Comey Firing

Sessions answered . "There are none, Sen". Last week it was James Comey's testimony that had the media buzzing. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Rep. John Abney Culberson, R-Texas, Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 Qatari man to fly 4000 cows into country to maintain milk supplies

Erdogan has also strongly denied accusations that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of the Islamic State group. Three ships loaded with 350 tonnes of fruit and vegetables were also set to leave an Iranian port for Qatar . Qatar can move goods in and out whenever they want.

Author: 0 Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Monday's decision by the court of appeals to uphold a lower court's injunction on Trump's controversial executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries again drew the president's ire. Comey, at the July 5 news conference concerning Clinton's email practice, said: "Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case".

Author: 0 Irish women are accessing abortion pills online over travelling to the UK

During the Supreme Court proceedings previous year, the justices heard submissions that women and girls in need of abortion services in Northern Ireland were being treated as "second-class citizens". 63 women from Donegal travelled to England and Wales past year to access abortion, according to new figures. "If I wanted to end the pregnancy, I would have to travel to another jurisdiction".

People Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'
Author: 0 Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

But Sessions refused to reveal his conversations with President Trump , including what the president said at a White House meeting the day before he fired Comey on May 9. Trump's dismissal last month of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey - who was overseeing the Russian Federation probe - has led to questions about potential obstruction of justice.

Author: 0 Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

The attorney general's testimony comes days after Comey told congressional investigators that FBI leaders expected Sessions to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation before the attorney general's March announcement, however, he declined to publicly say what led to that assessment.

Author: 0 Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause

But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters traveling aboard Air Force One late on June 13 that "while the president has the right to" fire Mueller, "he has no intention to do so". The White House, however, said Trump and Ruddy have never discussed the issue. Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Author: 0 Deputy AG wouldn't fire Mueller if unlawful

Rosenstein said "I think the answer is no" but said it would depend on the circumstances. "I said that the President was indeed considering that". NPR reported on Friday that Mueller was being considered to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before being named special counsel. Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into ...

People Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade

But turning up the heat on Qatar so soon after the countries cut off diplomatic ties could imperil the future of the US military's largest outpost in the Middle East - an air base 20 miles south of the capital Doha that hosts an estimated 11,000 military personnel.

Author: 0 House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

Comey also said that he believed the president had fired him because of the Russian Federation probe, told "lies" about his record at the bureau and sought to redirect the probe away from former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Trump stands alone in that assertion; all US intelligence agencies, Comey, and even many Republicans, agree Russians did meddle in the election.

People Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care
Author: 0 Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly wants to have a vote on the bill before the week-long July 4 recess. According to a number of Senate aides, nobody outside that committee, including a number of Republican senators, has seen the bill's precise language.

Author: 0 Trump criticizes latest court ruling against travel ban

In briefs filed Monday in the Supreme Court , lawyers challenging the revised executive order urged the court not to hear the Trump administration's appeal of the 4th Circuit's decision or to stay the injunctions entered in the two cases.

Author: 0 Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

The positive comments about the Senate plan tracks with Trump telling reporters during the meeting that the Senate should spend more on the bill to make it "generous, kind (and) with heart". Capitol Hill sources who asked not to be named said Trump described the version of the legislation that passed the House last month as "mean".

People Benjamin Netanyahu says does not want `escalation` in Gaza
Author: 0 Benjamin Netanyahu says does not want `escalation` in Gaza

Israel has besieged the Gaza Strip, home to almost two million people, since Hamas wrested control of the territory from the rival Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007. "This latest abuse is not only a flagrant misuse of United Nations premises and civilian infrastructure, but more important, is a direct threat to the safety and security of children".

People UK PM To Seek Queen's Permission To Form Govt
Author: 0 UK PM To Seek Queen's Permission To Form Govt

Germany's European affairs minister Michael Roth said that time was tight until the expiry of a two-year window to reach a negotiated deal: "We should not waste any time", he said. May called the election in hopes of increasing her majority in order to give h. She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. Many others have been less vocal, but with 12 fewer Conservative seats in parliament than before the election, you can be sure many are smarting if not seething, meaning a leadership ...

People Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter
Author: 0 Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter

As a candidate, Donald Trump vowed to personally respond to veterans' complaints if he won the election . Rowling is also not a fan of Trump. On Tuesday, King wrote in a tweet that he had been blocked by the United States' 45th president, writing, "Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets".

People Enda Kenny will step down as Taoiseach today
Author: 0 Enda Kenny will step down as Taoiseach today

He will address the Dail chamber just after 2pm and announce that he will head to Aras An Uachtarain to formally hand in his resignation to President Michael D Higgins. Taking office months after Ireland was forced to accept a humiliating global bailout, Kenny oversaw its turnaround to become Europe's fastest-growing economy.

Author: 0 Corbyn vows to force May to resign 'within a matter of days'

The Scottish National Party lost 22 seats to knock the party down to 35 seats, according to the BBC . "The country needs a period of stability and, whatever the results are, the Conservative party will fulfil our duty of ensuring that stability so we can all go forward together", she said , her voice audibly cracking.

People Iran's Khamenei Blames US For Creation Of Islamic State
Author: 0 Iran's Khamenei Blames US For Creation Of Islamic State

Days after Iran was attacked by "Islamic State" terrorists and the country's military officials claimed Riyadh was behind them, Iran's diplomatic front has also pointed an accusing finger at the Saudi government. The pragmatist president championed a nuclear deal with the United States and five other powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran , in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

People PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says
Author: 0 PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

Labour is set for an improved showing compared with 2015, with Jeremy Corbyn's party predicted to win 266 seats, an increase of 34 on its performance two years ago. "We are fully prepared". "There's been a lot of commentary around the issues that we are talking about and it won't surprise anyone that we are talking about matters that pertain, of course, to the nation generally", she said.

People Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced
Author: 0 Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

Adila Hamoud told the Associated Press that 752 people were taken ill after an evening meal at the Khazir U2 camp. The food, containing beans, chicken and yoghurt, was prepared in a restaurant in Irbil and brought to the camp by a Qatari charity, Rudaw news agency said.

Author: 0 Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

Rodman's North Korea visits over the years have fueled speculation that he could somehow facilitate a diplomatic breakthrough between Pyongyang and Washington. They say that Warmbier is on a Medivac flight on his way home. The University of Virginia student was arrested in late January 2016 while on a trip to North Korea "while perpetrating a hostile act", according to North Korean media.

Author: 0 No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week", Sekulow said that while the idea has not been brought up in the White House, Trump had not ruled out firing Mueller. Asked about Trump's own contention that the president fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves".