North Korea accuses United States of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from the Cincinnati area, told reporters that North Korea must be held accountable for Warmbier's detention and death. "The smear campaign against [the Democratic People's Republic of Korea] staged in the USA compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are a taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law", the spokesman said.

Syria hotline for US and Russia still in use

Field operatives from the Quds Force, the branch of the Guards responsible for operations outside Iran's borders, gathered intelligence on the targets inside Syria before the strike, the Guards' statement said. Russian Federation condemned the US latest strike against a Syrian aircraft, calling it a "flagrant violation of worldwide law". The US-led coalition said it will defend itself against any threat.

Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

With the United States expected to authorise India's purchase of naval drones, a senior White House official cautioned on Friday that any USA military transfer to India would not represent a threat to its rival neighbour Pakistan . a s partner it will help the problem India has been facing due to Pakistan based terrorists", she added. "This includes freedom of navigation and overflight", the official asserted.

Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

The group gathered to demonstrate their position that CT lives are "on the line" as Senate Republicans launched their plan in Washington for peeling back former President Barack Obama's health care law. The draft bill comes nearly two months after the House passed its own measure. Senators Ted Cruz , Rand Paul , Mike Lee , and Ron Johnson are the other four senators opposed to the bill, but their contention is that it doesn't go far enough to repeal Obamacare .

Pres. Trump on Recordings Hack Hoax with James Comey

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel to oversee the investigation, including potential collusion between Trump's campaign associates and Russian officials. ( CNN ) - President Donald Trump said "we're going to have to see" when asked about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is reportedly investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Thousands Protest Verdict Handed To Officer Who Shot Philando Castile

Thousands Protest Verdict Handed To Officer Who Shot Philando Castile

The jury began deliberations on Monday, after just five days of testimony, evidence and arguments. Castile's family cursed and stormed from the courtroom and citizens flocked by the hundreds to the state Capitol to vent their anger. He said the verdict also implies that the Second Amendment does not apply to black people because Castil acknowledged having a concealed weapon in his vehicle, and did not attempt to attack the officer with it.