• North Korea Releases Detained US Student, Rodman Visits
North Korea Releases Detained US Student, Rodman Visits

Per WaPo, President Trump started efforts to evacuate Warmbier from the country once he became aware of his medical condition. There are now three USA citizens being held in the country. Businessman Kim Dong-chul was arrested in October 2015 and accused of espionage. Tony Kim, one of the men recently detained as he was leaving the country, is a...

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  • North Korea releases American student Otto Warmbier
North Korea releases American student Otto Warmbier

Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, had been charged with subversion by the DPRK and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in 2016. Certainly Mr. Trump is aware of Mr. Rodman's visit, but the former athlete's trip doesn't have official backing. Annabella Vagonis, a family friend from Reston, Virginia, whose daughter...

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  • Brazil's Temer survives court ruling that could have ended presidency
Brazil's Temer survives court ruling that could have ended presidency

Brazil's top electoral court on Friday voted against a case that could have potentially stripped Temer of his presidency. Temer, whose approval rate is 4%, is also being investigated on allegations of approving the payment of hush money to impeached lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha, who is now serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption, mo...

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  • Republicans seek to clear air on whether Trump has Comey tapes
Republicans seek to clear air on whether Trump has Comey tapes

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

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  • U.S. student released by North Korea is in coma, family say
U.S. student released by North Korea is in coma, family say

Mr. Warmbier visited North Korea on a group tour previous year. He was charged with " hostile acts against the state ", and after an hour-long trial in March 2016 , he was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor. Following the May meeting in Oslo, North Korea urgently requested another meeting, which took place last week between the USA ...

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  • SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Sessions won't talk Trump conversations
SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Sessions won't talk Trump conversations

White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not explicitly endorse Sessions' appearance, saying in response to a question, "We're aware of it, and we'll go from there". A friend of the president suggested a day earlier that Trump was considering such an ouster. A Department of Justice official rejected this and told The Daily Caller: "Declining to an...

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  • Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'
Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'

On that trip, Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" to Kim Jong-Un, who referred to Rodman as his "best friend". But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Rodman had nothing to do with Warmbier's release. Rodman had told reporters before arriving in Pyongyang that the issue of Americans detained by North Korea is "not my goal right now"...

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  • Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student
Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student

Tillerson said the State Department secured his release at Trump's direction, and a spokeswoman was firm in saying Rodman's trip had nothing to do with Warmbier's release. Washington has stepped up pressure on China and other foreign powers to enforce existing United Nations sanctions, and has deployed increased military assets of its own in the r...

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  • Donald Trump says he's ready to testify, denies ex-FBI chief's claims
Donald Trump says he's ready to testify, denies ex-FBI chief's claims

Trump first alluded to the so-called " tapes " in a May 12 tweet, following Comey's claim of written memos on his personal meetings with the president. Bharara says he's not accusing Trump of pressing him on any particular case. Comey said he wanted to make sure it was made public after Trump tweeted he might have recordings of their convers...

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  • 'Significant progress' in Theresa May's talks with the DUP
'Significant progress' in Theresa May's talks with the DUP

After losing her parliamentary majority in a botched gamble on a snap election, May is so weakened that her Brexit strategy has become the subject of public debate inside her own party, with calls for her to take a more business-friendly approach.Seeking to avoid a second election that could deepen Britain's worst political turmoil since last Jun...

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  • North Korea releases jailed U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier
North Korea releases jailed U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier

March 2016 Warmbier, of Wyoming, Ohio, reportedly said in a tearful statement ahead of the trial in Pyongyang that he tried to steal the poster in exchange for a $10,000 used auto. Critics of engagement with North Korea say Rodman's visits legitimize the country's ruling regime. On June 6, North Korean officials asked for a meeting with Jo...

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  • Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House
Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who said he spoke with Trump on Monday night, raised questions about the fairness of the Mueller-led probe . Ruddy has spoken with the president several times since Trump took office, and his Twitter account includes a March 1 photo of himself with Trump in the Oval Office.

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  • Modi urges Spanish firms to invest in India
Modi urges Spanish firms to invest in India

After the summit, Putin will host Modi at a private dinner without any aides. Having welcomed him and after thanking him for making his visit to Spain, Rajoy announced the signing of a document to serve as a guide to develop "relations at a political, security, economic, scientific and technology level".

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  • NKorea frees US college student; family says he's in coma
NKorea frees US college student; family says he's in coma

He was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner. The plane carrying American college student Otto Warmbier who had been held in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK ) touched down in Cincinnati , Ohio, local media reported Tuesday night.

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  • Sessions denies colluding with Russian Federation
Sessions denies colluding with Russian Federation

Sessions may not have personally colluded with Russia , but he has broken the law by not disclosing meetings with Russians, and he is Donald Trump's firewall against the FBI investigation in the Justice Department. Following the hearing, a White House spokeswoman said Trump "has no intention" of dismissing Mueller. "As such, I have no knowledge...

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  • EU leaders to back closer defence ties, Paris climate accord - summit draft
EU leaders to back closer defence ties, Paris climate accord - summit draft

This text is the G7's latest installment as part of the Paris Agreement , where 197 parties around the world signed on to determine what commitments they'd make in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. In the eight years following the 1992 ratification of the climate treaty, our emissions had increased by a whopping...

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  • Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court
Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court

It ruled based on immigration law, not the Constitution. The judges added that Trump's order also went against other provisions of the "Immigration and Nationality Act" (INA) 'that prohibit nationality-based discrimination and require the President to follow a specific process when setting the annual cap on the admission of refugees'.

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  • UK fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people
UK fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people

The country has strenuously denied all charges, rejecting them as "unjustified" and "baseless". Last week, Saudi Arabia and a number of its cohorts cut off diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspended air, sea and land transport with Qatar.

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  • Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit
Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit

Modi said that both nations "should enhance cooperation and coordination in worldwide affairs and deal with sensitive issues between the two countries", according to Hua. More, the state-run media in China emphasised Xi's meetings with leaders from India and Russian Federation. Indian premier and Nawaz Sharif shook hands as they greeted each ot...

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  • Dem senator nails Sessions:
Dem senator nails Sessions: "You are obstructing this congressional investigation"

Testifying at a Senate hearing , Sessions , who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

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