• North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment

Fred and Cindy Warmbier, the parents of Otto Warmbier , stand in their home in Wyoming, Ohio, April 26, 2017.June 12, 2017 North Korean officials met the American delegation in Pyongyang, the State Department said . He was detained in January 2016 by North Korean officials at Pyongyang airport while preparing to depart. At the meeting, Nort...

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  • Dem Senator Tells Jeff Sessions That He's 'Impeding' the Investigation
Dem Senator Tells Jeff Sessions That He's 'Impeding' the Investigation

Sen. "But this is the reason I recused myself". "In retrospect, do you believe that it would have been better for you to have stayed out of the decision to fire director Comey? ". In one heated exchange with Sen. Then, perhaps unintentionally, Sessions referred to a possible third meeting between himself and the Russian ambassador to the U...

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  • Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn
Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn

But that's not all, as the FBI has also expanded its probe to include a grand jury investigation into Flynn's contacts with Russian officials during the presidential election and into his paid work as a lobbyist for Turkish interests. "But I frankly think we need to hear Mr. Comey's side and find out what other questions we need to ask". "What ...

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  • United States student released in North Korea
United States student released in North Korea

Despite Warmbier's serious illness, North Korea grievously violated diplomatic and humanitarian protocols by refusing to permit Sweden, which represents USA interests in North Korea, or humanitarian agencies to visit him after he was arrested.

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  • Sec. Tillerson: North Korea frees jailed American student Otto Warmbier
Sec. Tillerson: North Korea frees jailed American student Otto Warmbier

It's unclear if Warmbier's release is related to the visit, whether Rodman will be meeting Kim Jong-un, or what the exact objective of his trip is. Bae was charged with " hostile acts against the state " and was in a North Korean labor camp for two years.

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  • Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels
Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels

In a tesitmony to the Senate Armed Services Committee he said Taliban are "surging" at the moment and "we are not winning in Afghanistan right now". At the same hearing, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford said he had gone to Mattis and Trump with "some options that might be considered" in order to help improve the security si...

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  • Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russian Federation allegations'
Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russian Federation allegations'

He does not acknowledge the unanimous conclusions of the US intelligence community that Russian Federation massively intervened in our election. "Well, Sen. In advance of the James Comey hearing , everyone was waiting earnestly to see what President Donald Trump would tweet. "I can assure you that none of those meetings discussed manipulatin...

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  • Shortstop Royce Lewis drafted first overall by Twins
Shortstop Royce Lewis drafted first overall by Twins

They passed on Green and instead selected California high school shortstop/center fielder Royce Lewis with the No. 1 pick. "I can't even explain it", Lewis told MLB Network. This year they may have to play things a bit more conservative as they only have $3,829,000 to spend in their draft pool, which is the second-least among all 30 teams a...

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  • Detained student in coma released
Detained student in coma released

Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court in March 2016. North Korea has released Otto Warmbier , an American serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts, Tillerson said in an announcement that came as former National Basketba...

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  • Czechs not ready to accept EU migrant quota plan
Czechs not ready to accept EU migrant quota plan

But the three countries immediately rebuffed the threat and appeared ready to go to court. Avramopoulos said that the European Union would enact infringement procedures against the three countries, but the enforcement could take months or years to actually impose the fines.

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  • Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain
Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

At the Elysee news conference, Mrs May also defended her attempts to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to keep the Tories in power. With Ruth Davidson , the leader of the Scottish Conservatives , today saying she's convinced the Prime Minister will now put the "country's economic future first" in Brexit negotiations, it's clear...

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  • Sessions, Wyden scrap over AG's 'problematic' role
Sessions, Wyden scrap over AG's 'problematic' role

Comey said the president then leaned on him to halt an investigation into one of his top aides, former national security advisor Michael Flynn . "I may have had some conversations about.whether Russian Federation and the United States could get on more harmonious relations", Session said at one point.

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  • DPRK-detained American returns home in coma
DPRK-detained American returns home in coma

He was arrested over the alleged theft of a political propaganda poster, on January 2, 2016, during a tour in North Korea with an independent travel company. A White House official said Trump had instructed Tillerson to take all appropriate measures to secure the release of Americans held in North Korea.

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  • May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week
May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

DUP leader Arlene Foster signalled that the party was likely to stay away negotiating on controversial issues when she meets with May on Tuesday. The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament .

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  • 'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein
'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein

It comes as the DUP continue to negotiate with the Conservative Party about forming a minority government, with further talks to take place this week. Exchanges at Stormont Castle on Tuesday are expected to be limited discussions between party officials. "Theresa May shouldn't be stitching up a new deal in secret", he said in a statement posted o...

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  • Senators condemn NK treatment of U.S. student
Senators condemn NK treatment of U.S. student

In March 2016, Warmbier was sentenced to a 15-year prison term with hard labor for allegedly stealing a political propaganda poster on January 2, 2016, during a tour of the country. North Korea regularly accuses Washington and Seoul of sending spies to overthrow its government to enable the USA -backed South Korean government to take control of the...

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  • Singapore PM's brothers to flee country as family feud deepens
Singapore PM's brothers to flee country as family feud deepens

The Prime Minister denied the allegations on Wednesday morning, saying he was saddened, and that the statement had hurt Kuan Yew's legacy. They added: "We feel hugely uncomfortable and closely monitored in our own country". She notes that the link to the statement on Lee Wei Ling's Facebook post alone has been shared more than 10,000 times. Separ...

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  • North Korea releases detained US student 'in coma'
North Korea releases detained US student 'in coma'

After his trial he was not seen again and Swedish diplomats, who represent United States citizens in the country, were denied access to him. "At the direction of the President, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea", Tillerson said in the statement .

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  • SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation
SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation

The party had banked on widespread Scottish anger with the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, which was opposed by 62% of Scots, to force through another attempt to leave the Union with the idea of re-joining Europe as an independent nation.

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  • Cornyn focuses on Comey, Clinton emails in Sessions' Senate hearing on Russian Federation
Cornyn focuses on Comey, Clinton emails in Sessions' Senate hearing on Russian Federation

Sessions' testimony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Mr Sessions was questioned about contacts he had with the Russian ambassador and other officials during the 2016 campaign. But Sessions said Tuesday that he agreed that "the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policies regarding appr...

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