• Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier
Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier

United States doctors 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. US President Donald Trump blamed "the brutality of the North Korean regime " for Warmbier's death . According to CNN , Warmbier's doctors said the 22-year-old student...

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  • London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say
London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say

Eleven buildings around Britain have tested positive for the combustible cladding found in the Grenfell Tower . McCormack detailed out the specific tests that the police conducted while looking into the safety of the building's construction materials.

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  • Final farewell for United States student detained by North Korea
Final farewell for United States student detained by North Korea

Relatives say they were told the 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to prison in March 2016. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses", the spokesman said.

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  • ANALSYIS: Democrats face disarray after going bust in Georgia
ANALSYIS: Democrats face disarray after going bust in Georgia

Tuesday night's outcome in a Georgia special House race was a triumph for the GOP , and the most recent, and devastating, illustration of the Democrats' problems, from a weak bench and recruiting problems to divisions about what the party stands for.

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  • Eight members of UAE royal family convicted for oppression
Eight members of UAE royal family convicted for oppression

Prosecutors said the 23 servants, many of them African, had to work around the clock, with some sleeping on the floor, for substandard wages. The princesses have denied all the charges. The mostly female servants were forced to eat leftovers and sleep for just a few hours on the floor outside the bedrooms of the princesses. However, the court ord...

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  • Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome
Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

The federal share drops to 90 percent after 2020. Democrats began their protest earlier this week by using procedural tactics to stall Senate business, forcing the postponement of committee hearings. That's what behavioral health advocates are saying about the U.S. Senate healthcare reform bill released Thursday. Allows insurers to charge o...

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  • Comey testifies, a long process begins
Comey testifies, a long process begins

Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing and testified that Trump had asked him to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former aide Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to Russian Federation.

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  • 'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav
'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu called Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's decision a "historical blunder" and said the RJD would support Meira as it believes in the politics of ideology. The Shiv Sena, the Janata Dal (U) and all factions of the AIADMK, including O Panneerselvam and TTV Dinakaran, have all backed Kovind's candidature for the post of President.

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  • Ram Nath Kovind meets Vajpayee to seek his blessings
Ram Nath Kovind meets Vajpayee to seek his blessings

The Bihar Chief Minister is known to take a line different from other political parties as was reflected on the demonetisation decision. She was the first woman speaker of Lok Sabha and also has been a Union Minister. Agarwal, however, pointed out that the larger opposition unity will remain unaffected even if the parties do not stay together for...

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  • Syria hotline for United States and Russian Federation still in use
Syria hotline for United States and Russian Federation still in use

The remarks were the latest indication of a possible easing of tensions in the wake of the US shootdown of the Syrian jet. It is a major escalation of Iran's role in the war. Israeli security officials said Monday they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities. The Bahraini cleric wrote religi...

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  • Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish
Don't make a historical blunder, Lalu to Nitish

RJD's Lalu Prasad has termed Nitish Kumar's decision a historic blunder and wrong decision. "There is no doubt about the result". "Why push Bihar ki Beti into a contest which she is set to lose?" the CM asked. "Every citizen of Telangana will be indebted to Sonia Gandhi and Meira Kumar for their role in Telangana formation". Reddy reit...

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  • Auto barge on fire in Victoria's Gorge Waterway
Auto barge on fire in Victoria's Gorge Waterway

No injuries have been reported. Victoria fire crews are now fighting a fire at a vehicle barge on the Gorge Waterway. Firefighters were fighting the blaze from the shore as well as from a fire boat. After arriving on the scene Bruce said crews got their ladders set up before transitioning into a more substantial pumping system by bringing in anot...

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  • Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill
Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

Medicaid will still be cut-it'll just happen farther into the future. Heller spoke at a news conference in Las Vegas with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid.

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  • Gulf countries order Qatar to close Al-Jazeera and other outlets
Gulf countries order Qatar to close Al-Jazeera and other outlets

The list of demands was presented to Qatar by Kuwait who is trying to act as an intermediary between the two parties. The dispute is a big test for the United States, which has a large base in Qatar housing the headquarters of its Middle East air power and 11,000 troops.

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  • Pelosi Bares The Brunt Of Dems' Georgia Loss
Pelosi Bares The Brunt Of Dems' Georgia Loss

President Donald Trump taunted Nancy Pelosi in a tweet Thursday as Republicans and some Democrats have pinned the loss of the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on the House minority leader. Progressive Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., a freshman who has expressed frustration with Pelosi and party's platforms in the past, a...

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  • Pelosi under fire from Democrats: 'It's time for her to go'
Pelosi under fire from Democrats: 'It's time for her to go'

In December, Pelosi stated that she doesn't think Democratic voters actually want a new direction, but now even Democratic lawmakers are starting to disagree with her. "Do you think people went to the polls and said, 'Oh my God, we've got to stop Nancy Pelosi?' I don't think so", said Rep. John Larson , D-Conn.

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  • Nancy Pelosi defends leadership role, but some Texas Democrats grow restless
Nancy Pelosi defends leadership role, but some Texas Democrats grow restless

I have enormous respect for her. "It's fair to say nearly every cent has been raised through the prism of, 'we need to hold the Republican majority to prevent Nancy Pelosi from passing her far-left agenda, '" said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm.

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  • Britain caves in to European Union demand on first day of Brexit talks
Britain caves in to European Union demand on first day of Brexit talks

At one point, officials took a short break to smile and pose for photographs holding gifts. "Tory David Davis has crumbled on the very first day of Brexit negotiations, as he was forced to agree to the EU's timetable", wrote the Daily Mirror, a left-leaning tabloid.

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  • House Democrat Calls Ossoff Loss a 'Wake-up Call' for Party
House Democrat Calls Ossoff Loss a 'Wake-up Call' for Party

The Democrats had portrayed each of the races as a referendum on Trump's scandal-plagued presidency. "I think we do need a bolder economic platform that speaks to wage stagnation and the need for new jobs ... Turns out, both sides can be right this time. Ossoff performed far better than Democrats have recently. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only rea...

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  • Perez Defends Pelosi Against Calls for Her to Step Down
Perez Defends Pelosi Against Calls for Her to Step Down

So while Pelosi took heat from some party colleagues after Democrat Jon Ossoff lost his bid for a Georgia House seat, and found herself grilled hard by reporters at her weekly press conference Thursday, she will survive. The fact that the Democratic and Republican establishments and the media were surprised by the result only tells us that th...

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