• One dead as Venezuelan troops fire on protesters
One dead as Venezuelan troops fire on protesters

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers talk to a small group of Venezuela protesters outside the site where the Organisation of American States ( OAS ) 47th General Assembly is taking place in Cancun, Mexico June 21, 2017. Outgoing foreign minister Rodriguez has been a diehard envoy for Maduro, even trying to crash a meeting of regional bloc Mercosur af...

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  • Trump to Announce Tougher Rules for Cuba
Trump to Announce Tougher Rules for Cuba

For almost 50 years Cuban exiles have gathered on 8th street, including Cuban-American Orlando Atienta, who said he's been visiting since he was 5 years old. embassy in Havana and break off ties. The new policy also bans any business transactions with the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group (GAESA), but with some exceptions, including air and...

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  • North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier during detention
North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier during detention

Warmbier was "probably terrified" during his ordeal, Bae said. "They lure Americans, and then they take them hostage and then they do things to them, and that's what happened to my son", he added. The student was released from North Korea on June 13, a week after the U.S. Department of State learned he had fallen into a coma after contracting botul...

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  • Trump reiterates
Trump reiterates "I didn't tape" James Comey

Trump this morning posited that his tweet in May suggesting Comey better "hope" there are no tapes led Comey to change his story about his conversations with Trump . Investigators will also weigh the credibility of Mr Comey against a president who has shown a wobbly commitment to accuracy. Thursday's revelation came a day ahead of a deadline ...

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  • White House: US Envoys' Meeting in Jerusalem Was 'Productive'
White House: US Envoys' Meeting in Jerusalem Was 'Productive'

American sources quoted in the report told a different story. "Abbas is going to increase cuts and soon stop the payment of salaries in Gaza and the transfer of fuel to the strip as a two-pronged strategy: Hurt Hamas and drag it to war with Israel ", he reportedly said .

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  • Colombia: Bogota Mall Explosion Leaves at Least 1 Dead
Colombia: Bogota Mall Explosion Leaves at Least 1 Dead

Authorities reported at least 3 persons killed with scores more injured. Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa branded the blast inside a bathroom at the Centro Andino mall as a " cowardly terrorist attack ". "I was taking care of a customer when I heard the explosion", said one shopping-centre employee. The Colombian leader pledged compensations f...

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  • Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill
Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

Lynch said the shift in Medicaid funding - from 50-50 state and federal funding to roughly 70 percent funded by states - will be particularly devastating to states that took advantage of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in recent years, including MA, saying: " Medicaid expansion, that'll kill MA".

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  • Warner says Trump 'never ceases to amaze me'
Warner says Trump 'never ceases to amaze me'

Civil rights attorney Alan Dershowitz said Friday that President Donald Trump was right to raise questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's objectivity in the Russian Federation probe because of his longstanding friendship with fired FBI Director James Comey .

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  • Tech Titan CEOs Strategize at the White House
Tech Titan CEOs Strategize at the White House

President Trump is asking the CEOs of the world's largest tech companies for help in modernizing the American government system. The American Technology Council , established by an executive order in May, signed by Trump, attracted 18 technology executives .

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  • Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss
Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

The issue going forward for them and for Republicans goes to sustainability. As the map stands now, Democrats arguably don't need to take a win in Georgia to take back control of the House for the first time since 2010. And for some, they point to questions about how their leaders, and Pelosi in particular, have fallen short in crafting an ...

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  • United States student jailed by North Korea laid to rest in Ohio
United States student jailed by North Korea laid to rest in Ohio

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump's commentary "represents the American people's view of North Korea right now". Warmbier's treatment by the reclusive North Korean regime sparked strong condemnation in Washington , and inflamed already high tensions stoked by Pyongyang's atomic tests and missile launches.

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  • Amid criticism, Nancy Pelosi says she's 'confident' most Democrats have her back
Amid criticism, Nancy Pelosi says she's 'confident' most Democrats have her back

Kathleen Rice of NY, led a meeting of anti-Pelosi House Democrats . Do Democrats need a compelling economic message? Yes. "So", she said , "we are paving a way for a new generation of leadership". The latest example of that frustration came after a June 17 fundraiser in South Florida, when party chairman Stephen Bittel said black lawmakers...

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  • Montreal man suspected of Flint airport stabbing tried to buy gun
Montreal man suspected of Flint airport stabbing tried to buy gun

The incident is being investigated as a possible terrorism event. He underwent surgery and has been listed in stable condition. "He's a very honorable person, (he is) a very dutiful person". A court spokesman says Ftouhi will remain in custody until a bond hearing next Wednesday. A lawyer said Ftouhi, a Montreal resident, has some understandi...

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  • Dennis Rodman wants Strahan to tag along on next North Korea trip
Dennis Rodman wants Strahan to tag along on next North Korea trip

US President Donald Trump has slammed the incarceration and eventual death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier as "a total disgrace". "To see a young man go over there healthy and, (after) a minor act of mischief, come home dead basically. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump's commentary "represents the American people's view of North Korea right ...

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  • Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire
Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

McCormack said police were investigating companies involved in the building and refurbishment of the tower, and possible "health and safety and fire safety offences". It's the same cladding. Responding to mounting criticism over Camden's handling of the evacuation, Sajid Javid, the Communities and Local Government minister told Sky News: After ...

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  • DySP beaten to death in Srinagar by irate mob
DySP beaten to death in Srinagar by irate mob

Vaid said two people have been arrested and massive manhunt for another accused has been launched by the police. Earlier police sources had said that Pandit was seen moving around by people near Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area at 0030 hours.

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  • Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K: Rahul
Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K: Rahul

Muslims across Kashmir were observing Shab-e-Qadr (the night of power) with night-long prayers and supplications being made inside the mosques and shrines of the valley. "If they run out of patience, it will be a very hard situation", she said. In another tweet, he added, "Mob violence & public lynching is outside the parameters of our values an...

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  • Grenfell Tower blaze sparked by faulty fridge
Grenfell Tower blaze sparked by faulty fridge

On the fridge-freezer, a Downing Street spokesperson said on Friday: "The government has ordered an immediate examination of this unit by technical experts to establish the cause of the incident". She said the government had given assurances they were not interested in anyone's immigration status. Premier Inn has said it is "concerned" about whet...

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  • North Korea denies torturing US student Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing US student Warmbier

He was sent home last week suffering from brain damage and in what USA doctors called a state of unresponsive wakefulness. Warmbier was detained and sentenced to hard labor early previous year while he was in a hotel on a tourist trip.

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  • Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon
Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon

As Democrats continue to lick their wounds over yet another loss - this one on Tuesday in Georgia's Sixth District - the blame-game is in full gear. Republicans can also now breathe a sigh of relief with the knowledge that they can still win in the kind of affluent, educated districts that often favor Democrats - even with a president who has di...

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  • IRGC Missile Attack Proves Iran Can Counter All Threats: MP
IRGC Missile Attack Proves Iran Can Counter All Threats: MP

The Iranian-made drones can be armed or used for reconnaissance. Iran described the strike as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50, the first such IS assault in the country.

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  • European Union leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration
European Union leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

We will have intensive talks. Speaking over dinner at the Brussels summit, Mrs May told leaders of the other 27 European Union nations: "The UK's position represents a fair and serious offer and one aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the UK, building careers and lives and contributing so much to ou...

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  • Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case
Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case

The Wisconsin case comes as Texas is fighting legal challenges to its own legislative maps. Sen. Jennifer Shilling, Wisconsin state Senate Democratic minority leader: "Regardless of the outcome in this case, we must remain committed to promoting election fairness, protecting voter rights and preserving our shared democratic values".

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  • GOP turnout confounds pollsters in Georgia election
GOP turnout confounds pollsters in Georgia election

Filemon Vela of Texas, who supported Pelosi's bid to keep her leadership seat past year, told Politico . In a odd turn of events, some Republicans are pushing for Pelosi to stay. She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough...

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  • Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier
Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

The response, published by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ), was Pyongyang's first reaction to the death of Otto Warmbier . North Korea reportedly told a US official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped intothe coma after taking a sleeping pill - they claimed to have released the student on "humanitarian grounds"...

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  • Trump may be signaling North Korean policy shift with China tweet
Trump may be signaling North Korean policy shift with China tweet

A piece of legislation meant to curb American travel into North Korea got a boost in Congress on Thursday when House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, a California Republican, agreed to move the bill through his committee. As a situation in which Washington and Pyongyang can seek out dialogue becomes more distant, it seems tightening the net aro...

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  • Tillerson Says Palestinian Authority to Stop Paying Martyrs' Families
Tillerson Says Palestinian Authority to Stop Paying Martyrs' Families

There was also confusion about whether Tillerson was assured that payments to the terrorists and their families and widows would be stopped or just to the terrorists. And Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he'd seen no signs the Palestinian Authority had changed direction. "As of this moment I have seen no cessation and no intention to stop ...

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  • Tensions soar over Warmbier's death, North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Tensions soar over Warmbier's death, North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2 missile after conducting two more test firings. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment o...

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  • US Senator had secret meeting with North Korea to free Otto Warmbier
US Senator had secret meeting with North Korea to free Otto Warmbier

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. "What we ought to do is use this moment right now, as we mourn the loss of Otto Warmbier-and just can't even fathom the torture that he endured-North Korea ought to be immediately listed as a s...

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  • Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens
Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Jorge Gomes , the secretary of state for internal affairs said most of the victims were caught in their vehicles on the road. A massive #Forest Fire claimed sixty-two lives and more than fifty people were injured in the forested region of Pedrógão Grande , which is about 200 km away from the Portuguese capital Lisbon .

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  • No weather-related damage reported in area; severe thunderstorms predicted
No weather-related damage reported in area; severe thunderstorms predicted

Heavy rainfall is still in the forecast for states along Cindy's latest path toward central Tennessee, where it is expected to arrive Friday . Memphis Light Gas and Water reported that as many as 10,000 customers were without power Friday morning.

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  • Delhi University announces first cut-off list
Delhi University announces first cut-off list

Delhi University (DU) will be releasing its first Cut off list for the admission in various courses for the year 2017-18 today. Similarly Ramjas college B.Com hons also saw a drop in the cut off of around two percent at 97.25 % while last year it was 99.25.Students wanting to get admission in English Hons and Journalism at LSR must have 98 per...

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  • Oscar, Centene bet on Obamacare as other insurers pull back on exchanges
Oscar, Centene bet on Obamacare as other insurers pull back on exchanges

Florida's Republican Sen. Marco Rubio "will decide how to vote on health care on the basis of how it impacts Florida" after consulting with state leaders, his office said. Maternity coverage was not federally mandated before Obamacare. That's especially true because the Senate bill would allow governors to lower coverage standards by executive ce...

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  • Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo
Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo

Angel Di Maria agreed to a deal with Spain's state prosecutor on Wednesday in which the former Real Madrid forward admitted to two counts of tax fraud of nearly 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence. Portuguese paper A Bola claimed that the player had told team-mates in the Portugal camp at the Confederations Cup i...

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  • With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House brie
With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House brie

Whatever voters think, CNN is making sure they at least know the White House is limiting access. Baldasaro, an adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot is visiting the White House. He didn't have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document the scene. Major staffing s...

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