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Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Heads To North Korea

As NPR's Elise Hu reports from Seoul, the U.S. State Department has issued several warnings advising Americans not to travel to North Korea. Photo via Wikimedia Commons "Asked if he had spoken to President Donald Trump about the visit, Rodman said: 'Well, I'm pretty sure he's pretty much happy with the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need , '" said The Week .

World Media Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts
Author: 0 Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

Sessions , among the earliest high-profile backers of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, will appear days after explosive testimony by ousted FBI director James Comey suggested Trump sought to interfere with the sprawling Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 President Trump Confirms His Commitment to NATO's Article 5 Mutual Defense Pact

Pressed on the issue on Friday, Mr Trump said: "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future". I mean, I will tell you that I didn't say that . Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who are leading the House Intelligence Committee investigation on Russian interference into the 2016 election, wrote to White House counsel Don McGahn to request the tapes, and gave a deadline of June 23.

Author: 0 Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

Yun then met last week with the North Korean ambassador at the NY. American visitors have often been detained in North Korea on charges of anti-state and other unspecified crimes . "We still have three Americans who are being held unjustly by North Korea". The official referred to them as "hostages". The US Department of State warns Americans not to travel to North Korea.

Author: 0 Qatar asks United Nations body to resolve Gulf airspace row

Earlier this month, several Gulf states led by neighboring Saudi Arabia suspended diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar over its alleged backing of terrorism, charges that the emirate denies. Nawaz Sharif's office issued a statement following his return from Saudi Arabia, where the Pakistani premier, accompanied by army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior ministers, sought to calm tensions over the standoff.

World Media California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday
Author: 0 California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold at the store in Southern California and will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in US history. The victor can choose to receive the whole jackpot in annuity payments over the course of 29 years, or claim a smaller lump sum up front, according to CNN .

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

As he sits testifying today before the Senate Intelligence Committee - and as Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee fume because he sent a surrogate to testify before them today - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also quietly working to undo the marijuana policy of 29 states where marijuana use and sales are either about to made broadly legal, are already legal for recreational purposes, or are broadly legal for medicinal purposes.

Author: 0 Bradley's stunning early goal helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

Let's just say Mexico's fans at Estadio Azteca didn't exactly roll out the welcome mat for the U.S. Men's National Team. Bruce Arena made seven changes to the team that beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0. In fact, days after Trump was elected last November, Mexico and the U.S. went head-to-head for a match in Ohio. "I was close to nine yesterday".

Author: 0 Backed Syrian rebel force launches battle for IS capital

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirimm claimed this operation began on June 2. "Overnight, the Syrian Democratic Forces announced the beginning of operations to liberate Raqqa from ISIS ". The Turkish government considers the Syrian Kurdish force a terrorist group, and is anxious that the weapons will be used to support Turkish Kurdish militants who have been battling for autonomy for more than three decades.

World Media Government says Hamas responsible for Gaza electricity crisis
Author: 0 Government says Hamas responsible for Gaza electricity crisis

The Gaza Strip has been controlled by the Hamas Islamist movement since the 2007 conflict with the Fatah party, led by the head of the West Bank-based PA, Mahmoud Abbas . An Israeli official told the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz that the cabinet accepted the Israeli army's "recommendation against leniency toward Hamas and to act in accordance with" Abbas' request.

Author: 0 Maine Bristles at Trump Review of New National Park

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed scaling back the borders of a national monument in southeastern Utah on Monday, a move that could prompt the first major rollback of public land protections under the Trump administration . Dalton said he'll await the new boundaries to find out how much of his land is included. National monument designations add protections for lands revered for their natural beauty and historical significance with the goal of preserving them for future ...

World Media Jordan Downgrades Diplomatic Relations With Qatar
Author: 0 Jordan Downgrades Diplomatic Relations With Qatar

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al Sabah pledged to deploy all efforts to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Gulf. INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Erdogan would discuss the Gulf rift in a telephone call with U.S.

World Media UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party
Author: 0 UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

The Conservatives won the biggest share of seats in Thursday's election, but lost their majority in Parliament and will have to rely on support from a smaller party to govern. EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said it may now be possible to discuss closer ties between Britain and the EU than May had initially planned, given her election flop.

Author: 0 Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

Almost 72 percent of IoD members said "reaching a new trade agreement with the EU" should be the highest priority of the new government. Reacting to the meeting, Tory MP Julian Knight said the prime minister had been "humble and steadfast and certain that we have to get on with the job of government and negotiating Brexit".

Author: 0 United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority

May's statement on working with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) followed a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where she asked the monarch for permission to form a new government. " Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has already called on May to resign, saying 'Politics has changed" as Britons had rejected her policies of "austerity".

Author: 0 Jim Mattis warns North Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace

Under third-generation leader Kim Jong-un, North Korea has been conducting missile tests at an unprecedented pace in an effort to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the mainland US. Adm. James Syring, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency , told a U.S. congressional committee that Israel would test the missile in Kodiak, Alaska next year.

World Media Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes
Author: 0 Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House June 12, 2017 , where he was seated next to Vice President Mike Pence. On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer , asked again if there were recordings, would not confirm it.

World Media 'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground
Author: 0 'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

She is seeking a so-called confidence and supply deal, which would involve the DUP supporting the Conservatives on key votes but not joining a formal coalition. It's the largest party in Northern Ireland with 10 MPs, and if all of them vote consistently with the Conservatives, it will be enough to govern. The sides have until June 29 to secure a deal, but observers fear any concessions to the DUP by May's Conservatives could complicate the talks, deepening the region's political crisis.

Author: 0 Justice Jain to probe MP police firing, farmers' deaths

Sources say bank officials started sending the notices, via the district administration, in March and the process is still on. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. The authorities will find the guilty and punish them, said the CM. "Collectors must procure the entire onion stock being brought by farmers at procurement centres".

World Media Barstow soldier killed in attack blamed on Afghan soldier
Author: 0 Barstow soldier killed in attack blamed on Afghan soldier

Eric Houck, Sgt. William Bays and Cpl. -Afghan military operation in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, according to the provincial governor's spokesperson. The Taliban claimed responsibility , the Associated Press reported , saying one of its fighters had infiltrated an Afghan army. "We have not received any official allegations of civilian casualties", High said in a statement, adding that the soldiers used small arms fire in self-defence.

Author: 0 Backed SDF announces start of Raqqah operation

The Islamic State captured Raqqa city from Syrian rebels in 2014. The battle to retake it could be long and bloody but would represent a major step forward in defeating the IS in Syria. On March 26, SDF forces capture the military airfield in Tabqa. Thousands of civilians have fled the northern city as the SDF has closed in on it.

World Media House Intel Committee requests Comey tapes from the White House
Author: 0 House Intel Committee requests Comey tapes from the White House

Trump dodged questions at a news conference about whether, as he's hinted, the conversations with Comey were taped . William Brangham has the story. Trump's offer to testify under oath would pit his word against Comey's before federal investigators. "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer".

World Media Melania Trump, Son Barron Move Into White House
Author: 0 Melania Trump, Son Barron Move Into White House

Melania Trump tweeted about the move later Sunday evening. The trio arrived on Marine One, which landed on the south lawn of the White House as the sun set behind the Washington Monument. He is expected to attend St. Andrews Episcopal school, just outside Washington , in the 2017-2018 session. Melania's parents, Viktor Knavs and Amalija Knavs were photographed during the move-in.

World Media Delta ends sponsorship over Trump look-alike killing scene
Author: 0 Delta ends sponsorship over Trump look-alike killing scene

The lead character's wife in the play, Calpurnia, is depicted wearing designer outfits and speaking with an apparent Slavic accent. Donald Trump Jr., the President's son, tweeted about the controversy on Sunday, saying, "I wonder how much of this "art" is funded by taxpayers?" NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on Delta Airlines ending sponsorship over New York City's theater's Trump look-alike assassination scene.

World Media EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks
Author: 0 EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

The U.K. will have to clear the current political uncertainty and define its next government before it can negotiate with the European Union . May's failure to secure a sizable majority will still disappoint some in the European Union who banked on her winning by enough to prove a stable and familiar counterpart able to make compromises.

World Media London Police Arrest Another Attack Suspect
Author: 0 London Police Arrest Another Attack Suspect

Nathalie Cros Brohan, sister of Mr Thomas's girlfriend Christine Delcros, posted on Facebook on Wednesday morning that the family "fear the worst". Seven people were killed and 48 injured in the knife and vehicle assault on London Bridge and Borough Market's nearby bars and restaurants.

Author: 0 DUP agrees deal to support Conservative government

But the election result meant it was unclear whether her plan to take Britain out of the bloc's single market and customs union could still be pursued. "It is going to be very hard for them to negotiate now", he added. He said his party would seek to vote down May's Queen's Speech, or program for government, when she presented it to parliament.

World Media Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere
Author: 0 Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere

Yesterday, Mr Trump hit back on Twitter to complain about a U.S. trade deficit with Germany and his belief that the country must pay more for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ( Nato ) military alliance. "That has not changed with President Trump". Germany's trade surplus with the U.S is growing. As the German leader starts to focus on general elections in September and her bid for a fourth term in office, the transatlantic rift could further deepen.

World Media Police show the knives wielded in London terror rampage
Author: 0 Police show the knives wielded in London terror rampage

Zaghba was stopped at the Bologna airport by Italian airport police in March 2016 as he was trying to board a plane bound for Istanbul. Police said a white B&Q branded vehicle was loaned at 6.30pm from a location in Harold Hill, Romford, using a "recently activated" mobile phone.

Author: 0 Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

May has insisted she will not step aside and will instead form a new government that will lead the country through the treacherous currents of the Brexit talks to come. But there are significant questions about the DUP's hardline stance on gay rights and other issues, including abortion and climate change. The crisis also increases the chance that Britain will fall out of the European Union in 2019 without a deal.

World Media Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends 'peace fast' after 28 hours
Author: 0 Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends 'peace fast' after 28 hours

Chouhan, under relentless opposition attack over the farmers' stir, broke his fast about a day-and-half into it with a glass of coconut water offered by former MP chief minister Kailash Joshi . "While any pain to farmers is unacceptable, those who have engaged in incendiary activities will be severely dealt with.", the Chief Minister said. Chouhan said his government was pro-farmer and recalled efforts underway to make farming a profitable business in MP.