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Global Media Third North Korean defects to the South in two weeks
Author: 0 Third North Korean defects to the South in two weeks

Seoul on Sunday urged North Korea to release six South Koreans and three Americans held in prison. "I believe in dialogue, but dialogue is possible when it's backed by strong defense and engagement policy is possible only when we have security ability that can overwhelm the North", Moon said on Friday, June 23.

Author: 0 Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Trump: Indians in US

In a recent news conference, a White House official on the condition of anonymity revealed that USA does not see ties with India and Pakistan as "zero sum game". Welcoming the Indian PM, Trump also called his a "true friend". According to reports, the USA has cleared the sale of 22 American-made Guardian surveillance drones for India ahead of Modi's visit.

Author: 0 White House responds to Comey tape deadline with Trump tweet

Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could undercut Comey's description of events. "So you never know what's out there, but I didn't tape, and I don't have any tape and I didn't tape". The absence of recordings nearly certainly elevates in significance to investigators the notes made by Comey at the time.

Global Media 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks Hit US Troops In Afghanistan
Author: 0 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks Hit US Troops In Afghanistan

And earlier this year, Taliban fighters dressed as Afghan soldiers stormed Camp Shaheen, killing more than 160 people at the base in northern Afghanistan. Araam added that the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker. Ghani said the aim of the route was to create more opportunities and make Afghanistan an exporter country.

Global Media South Korea tests missile with warning to North
Author: 0 South Korea tests missile with warning to North

But today he said "dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military, and engagement policies are only possible when we have the security capability to dominate North Korea", according to the Associated Press . In February 2012, the North Korea agreed to temporarily freeze its uranium enrichment programme and stop testing missiles in exchange for fuel and food aid from the US.

Author: 0 Israeli PM hails Modi's upcoming visit as "very significant step"

Modi!. Modi stepped out of his auto and walked over to the crowd across the road smiling nd waving at them, PTI reported . "Make sure that coming generations continue ties with India ", Mr. The working dinner that Mr Trump is hosting for Mr Modi is the first of its kind under the present administration. The government will also approve measures to increase cultural exchanges between the two countries and take significant steps to increase the number of Indian tourists in Israel within ...

Author: 0 GOP Senator Says It's 'Hard' To Imagine Obamacare Repeal Passing This Week

Trump said the Democrats' theme is "resist" - which he interpreted as "obstruction" - and that "if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote" from them. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME said she has extreme reservations about the Senate healthcare bill. When asked if she is opposed to the bill, Collins said she is waiting to see the Congressional Budget Office's analysis, but added she has "very serious concerns about the bill".

Global Media Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike
Author: 0 Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

Iran presented the missile strike as a response to twin IS terror attacks in Iran on June 7 in which 17 people were killed, and Revolutionary Guards officials warned that other assaults on Iran would lead to similar retaliatory attacks.

Global Media 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office
Author: 0 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

They were protesting the Senate's draft of the Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, which McConnell unveiled this morning after weeks of secrecy. So, the protesters felt it was incumbent to voice their concerns to one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress. "We are a nonviolent group, and luckily no one got hurt today", said Marilee Adamski-Smith, the spokesperson.

Author: 0 Saudi, most Gulf countries are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today

Among Asian countries, Eid-ul-Fitr is being observed in Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Southern California's Muslim community will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan Sunday with communal prayers and feasting, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Global Media The Supreme Court Looks at the Math of Gerrymandering
Author: 0 The Supreme Court Looks at the Math of Gerrymandering

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether a lower court ruled correctly that Wisconsin's legislative district map is unconstitutional, and granted a stay of that lower court's order that required Assembly Republicans to draw new district lines this year.

Author: 0 Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

Under Obamacare , about 20 million more people have been enrolled in insurance plans, many of them under the government's Medicaid program for the poor and disabled, which Republicans now want to cut by more than $800 billion over the coming years even though Trump during his campaign for the White House said he would not curtail it.

Global Media Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russian Federation probe

The Trump team's style makes for a study in contrasts when compared to the seasoned group of prosecutors and criminal law experts working under Robert Mueller, the tight-lipped, respected ex-FBI director. The team of lawyers investigating potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign is still growing, but its early composition reveals a breadth of experience in criminal law and in following the money.

Author: 0 India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Briefing journalists on the first Trump-Modi meeting, a senior White House official said any arms transfer would take into account the regional situation. "This is a very significant step in strengthening relations between the two countries", Netanyahu said. "This visit is an opportunity to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership which the President very much views as a critical partnership in promoting stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region and globally", the official ...

Global Media North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death is a 'mystery'
Author: 0 North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death is a 'mystery'

The young student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor two months later at a tearful public trial, immediately after which he, for reasons unknown, fell into a coma. "I think people don't see him as ... a friendly guy", Rodman. "It's like going to, like, Istanbul, Turkey, or any place like that", Rodman said. The statement issued by North Korea's foreign ministry was aimed at defending the hermit nation against the accusation of torturing Otto Warmbier .

Author: 0 The great Muslim civil war -- and us

Submarine " Krasnodar " carried out launches of cruise missiles from an underwater position. Back in August of a year ago, the Russian Black Sea Fleet also fired Kalibr cruise missiles over unpopulated areas to destroy a command post and munitions production site of another terrorist group operating in Syria, the Al-Nusra Front, the Russian military said.

Author: 0 Muslims Around The World Including Liberia Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during that month. Ramadan's end is announced after the sighting of the first crescent of the new moon. Punch reports that Mrs Buhari said this in a goodwill message read by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr Hajo Sani on Sunday June 25 in Abuja.

Global Media Moon sighted in Hyderabad, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow
Author: 0 Moon sighted in Hyderabad, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow

Celebrations begin with a special early morning prayer in mosques and open-air areas and later move on to feasts and festivals. He stated that on the occasion we should also remember the less- privileged and poors so that they could also celebrate the Eid.

Author: 0 AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

They said factors other than gerrymandering could have contributed, including shifting political attitudes. Most races are decided by landslide margins. The Republicans controlled all three - the House, Senate and governor's office - each of the last two times the maps were drawn - for 2002-2010 and for 2012-2020.

Author: 0 Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want Qatar to meet the 13-point ultimatum in return for an end to a almost three-week-old diplomatic and trade "blockade" of the emirate. "Their role should be to put pressure on Qatar ", said Gargash. Having urged Qatar's neighbours to come up with "reasonable and actionable" demands, the USA has sought to distance itself from the crisis.

Global Media Most Iranian Ballistic Missiles Failed to Reach Intended Target in Syria
Author: 0 Most Iranian Ballistic Missiles Failed to Reach Intended Target in Syria

Ramazan Sharif of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told state television in a telephone interview. Analyst Foad Izadi said the strike was meant to convey several messages. " Iran's missile attacks on IS was a great measure preventing the U.S. from opposition", said Syrian Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman.

Author: 0 Democrats Have No Alternative to Nancy Pelosi

Since 1990, she's raised more than $9.2 million for party candidates, including $739,000 in the 2016 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks contributions from candidate committees and affiliated PACs. America needs better from the Democratic Party. " Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker", Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., said on MSNBC. But as one pessimistic Republican strategist noted, Democrats held all their seats in 2009 special elections, but lost the ...

Author: 0 Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153

It slipped off a road and overturned in the Kachi Pul area, they said, about 8km (five miles) from Ahmedpur East, in Punjab's Bahawalpur district. The blaze spread to dozens of vehicles, including 75 motorcycles and four cars. The bodies are yet to identified since a lot of them are unrecognisable due to burn injuries. "The fire moved so fast", he said. Many bodies were burned beyond recognition and television pictures showed piles of burnt out motorcycles, apparently those of people who ...

Global Media NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years
Author: 0 NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

The US are activating a missile defence system in South Korea and tightened sanctions against the North in April. "We should make every effort to strengthen our national defense with the nuclear capability as the backbone", North Korea's official newspaper Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial, according to Yonhap News .

Author: 0 Arab states want obedience from Qatar, alternative is parting ways - UAE minister

Qatar has called the demands unreasonable , and Erdogan has reinforced Turkey's support for the embattled emirate. Doha said it was reviewing the list, but said it was not reasonable or actionable. Qatar is to draft a response to the demands and hand it over to Kuwait, which has been acting as a mediator in the conflict. "Tehran stands alongside the people and government of Qatar and we believe that...

Author: 0 US lawmakers urge Trump to press Modi on trade, investment

The media and the Trump administration so far has concentrated on these topics rather than on India's internal matters. During his three-day visit, Modi will also interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in Washington DC suburb of Virginia.

Global Media Presidential Election: Numbers favour Kovind
Author: 0 Presidential Election: Numbers favour Kovind

With possible support of JD (U), the vote share of NDA in the electoral college go up to nearly 63 per cent. The party considered this at a consultative meeting and made a decision to extend support to him, the release said. Ironically, Kovind is the same man who was denied entry to the Presidential home less than a month back. A politically significant choice, Kovind, a senior Dalit leader of the party, belongs to Uttar Pradesh and has been a two-time Rajya Sabha member.

Author: 0 Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare , in its current form. "After the House passed a very similar bill he called it mean and unfortunately the Senate bill is even meaner".

Global Media Sushma targets Meira with 2013 video
Author: 0 Sushma targets Meira with 2013 video

On reactiing the tweet congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said, the govt is nervous over Meira 's candidature. In the video, Swaraj discusses the corruption in the government, which back then was the UPA-II government. At the end of the video, the Bharatiya Janata Party members led by Sushma Swaraj are seen walking out of the House. A section of the opposition was keen on Ms Swaraj being the government's candidate for Presidential elections , though the minister had nixed the idea.

Global Media Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind to seek support in Lucknow tomorrow
Author: 0 Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind to seek support in Lucknow tomorrow

Born in 1945 to Congress veteran leader Jagjivan Ram from Bihar, who switched over to Janata Party in 1977 elections , she remained away from politics for a long time. Naidu said Kovind deserved to become the next President. "We are preparing a detailed plan for his visit", a BJP leader said. During his interaction with the BJP-led NDA MPs and MLAs in Dehradun on Monday, Kovind will be joined by Union minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Anil Baluni , who is the BJP's media head and belongs ...

Global Media UAE says US, European guarantees needed to solve Gulf crisis
Author: 0 UAE says US, European guarantees needed to solve Gulf crisis

It is shocking that one of the demands includes that Qatar shuts down the Al Jazeera news network which it funds, and also all affiliates and other news networks such as Arabi21, Rassd, Al Araby Al Jadeed and Middle East Eye . The list was received by Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 22, according to a report by the state-run Qatar News Agency. The ultimatum was quickly rejected by Qatar's ally, Turkey, and blasted as an assault on free speech by Al Jazeera , the Qatari ...

Global Media Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years
Author: 0 Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

His announcement comes a day after Trump's special representative Jason Greenblatt arrived for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials on relaunching peace talks that collapsed in 2014. The Palestinians and the global community consider the settlements obstacles to Palestinian statehood. Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this week to continue work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Author: 0 The American Technology Council meets Trump for the 1st time

A number of interesting things were shared at the first meeting of the American Technology Council on Tuesday. The agenda features working sessions on issues including cybersecurity, big data, fraud detection, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, according to a White House document outlining the program.

Author: 0 Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

The Israeli forces also raised doubts about the veracity of the Daesh claim - its first for an attack in occupied Jerusalem or inside Israel - which came with the extremists facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions. Update: The soldiers broke into, and violently searched the homes of the three Palestinians, who were killed in Jerusalem, friday, and verbally informed the families that the army will be demolishing their homes soon.

Global Media Qatar Airways seeks 10% stake in American Airlines
Author: 0 Qatar Airways seeks 10% stake in American Airlines

This has been a long, bitter, politicized feud, with the Gulf carriers strongly refuting the subsidy claims and USA labor groups accusing them of killing American jobs. It's a new twist in the battle between USA carriers and their Gulf rivals. Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, accused Qatar of "asymmetric financial warfare".

Global Media London records fresh fire outbreak
Author: 0 London records fresh fire outbreak

That fire at Grenfell Tower spread rapidly, turning the burning building into a giant torch and terrifying residents. Less than two weeks after a fire outbreak led to the deaths of at least 79 people in London , the city has recorded yet another fire incident.

Global Media Wonder Woman - DC finally get it right
Author: 0 Wonder Woman - DC finally get it right

There is one girl that refuses to listen to you unless you address her as Wonder Woman . Gal Gadot in a still from Hollywood Movie Wonder Woman . These mega-editions work for video games, so I can't say I'm surprised that the film industry has really started to lean into these types sets. And I said, "And how do you think they should be, Alma?" The Twitter account is now promoting a Nat Geo series called Genius , in which former supervillain Geoffrey Rush - that's Casanova ...

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Says We're All Misunderstanding Kim Jong

Warmbier, 22, was arrested in the reclusive country while visiting as a tourist in January 2016. The funeral service was held at Warmbier's alma mater, Wyoming High School. Portman said sanctions against North Korea should be tightened, WVXU reports . 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.

Global Media Brexit negotiations on citizens' rights have started constructively - May
Author: 0 Brexit negotiations on citizens' rights have started constructively - May

Mr Davis and Mr Barnier, both keen hikers, exchanged mountaineering-related gifts to mark the start of talks, with the EU's chief negotiator joking about the "steep and rocky path" ahead. Downing Street did not reveal details of May's proposals, but full details of her plans are expected to be published on June 26. Their early priority will be to reassure the estimated 4.5 million European and British nationals living in each others' countries that they won't be forced to leave their homes ...

Global Media Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session
Author: 0 Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session

Putin reaffirmed his denial of allegations by USA intelligence agencies that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 US election, saying Russian Federation has openly expressed its views and hasn't engaged in any covert activities. He also said that Russian armed forces and defense industry have benefited from the anti-terrorist operations in Syria. "What makes the Federal Bureau of Investigation director different from Mr.

Global Media New Saudi heir, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, built the right Trump ties
Author: 0 New Saudi heir, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, built the right Trump ties

Although Mohammed bin Salman's promotion to crown prince had always been expected among those who follow the royal family closely, the timing was a surprise, and puts the kingdom's future in relatively untested hands. Mohammed bin Nayef , the king's nephew and a counter-terrorism chief admired in Washington for putting down an al Qaeda campaign of bombings in 2003-06, was relieved of all his posts, according to the decree.

Global Media Supreme Court rules government can't refuse disparaging trademarks
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied Tam a federal trademark registration for THE SLANTS on the basis that it was disparaging to Asian-Americans. The court has ruled the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. Redskins owner Dan Snyder has refused to change the name of the franchise, arguing his team's mascot "represents honor, respect and pride".

Global Media Russia Claims to Have Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Author: 0 Russia Claims to Have Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

There have previously been unconfirmed reports, including in March 2015 and in June 2016, that al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in airstrikes carried out by US -led coalition forces. They said the strike came as the militants gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from Raqqa. Russian Federation in September 2015 launched a bombing campaign in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its efforts against IS jihadists are separate from the US-led coalition which supports ...

Author: 0 Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

The Senate health care bill created to replace the Affordable Care Act has drawn criticism from conservative Republican lawmakers who say the measure does not go far enough to repeal Obamacare . "There are lots of frustrated senators saying they didn't like the process of writing this bill, [but] none of them saying they would use their power to do anything about it", says Zwillich.

Author: 0 Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill

Meanwhile, the head of Yale's health policy unit said Senate Republicans have given themselves problems from the left and the right, when it comes to passing their revised healthcare bill. The Senate bill would also erase the tax penalties Obama's 2010 law imposes on people who don't purchase insurance. The Senate bill would modify those government price controls somewhat, allowing insurers to charge 64-year-olds five times what they charge 18-year-olds (as opposed to three times, ...

Global Media Dutch FM welcomes release of kidnapped Dutch journalists in Colombia
Author: 0 Dutch FM welcomes release of kidnapped Dutch journalists in Colombia

Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said in a statement early Saturday that Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender "are doing relatively well under the circumstances". The ELN, Colombia's last major guerrilla army with about 1,500 troops, said the journalists were detained preventively because they had entered a conflict zone where Colombia's military often operates covertly.

Global Media 4000 cows to be airlifted to Qatar
Author: 0 4000 cows to be airlifted to Qatar

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. The ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the Bahraini Charge d'affaires accredited to Turkey met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Monday.

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