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Author: 0 China security talks focus on North Korea

The auditorium at the high school from which Warmbier graduated in 2013 was filled to capacity, with some 2,500 mourners in attendance, according to ABC television affiliate WCPO . American student Otto Warmbier , center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. US President Donald Trump (L) takes the stage with US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad (R) before delivering remarks on agriculture at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar ...

World Cosby jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict
Author: 0 Cosby jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict

Cosby himself did not testify on his behalf. Last week, police detectives read aloud his statements to police in 2005 and in his civil deposition in 2006 responding to the allegations. In it, Cosby admitted getting a prescription to a sedative called Quaaludes back in the 1970s and giving the drug to women he wanted to sleep with.

Author: 0 United States senator met with North Koreans about student

The paper added that the U.S. has "absurd" expectations for Beijing to solve the issues on the Korean Peninsula and overestimates China's influence on Pyongyang. From the White House to Capitol Hill, pressure mounted for a tough USA response, even as US diplomats sought to protect others Americans from facing a similar fate.

Author: 0 Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

Beijing is increasingly caught in the middle of the Trump administration's showdown with Pyongyang. The talks at the State Department with State Councillor Yang Jiechi and People's Liberation Army Chief of Joint Staff Fang Fenghui were part of the new US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, a forum aimed at addressing key disputes between the world's two largest economies, as well as security issues where they can work together.

World US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections
Author: 0 US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

Johnson, who served under President Obama, told the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin "plain and simple" directed cyberattacks on the 2016 presidential election , but the interference didn't "alter ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results".

World Tories and DUP 'still miles apart on deal'
Author: 0 Tories and DUP 'still miles apart on deal'

Sources within the DUP have said that " Conservative high command ought to stop their backbenchers whingeing about the DUP and show our party some respect", according to The Guardian , adding that their support "can't be taken for granted".

Author: 0 French Police Targeted in Paris Terror, Suspect Dead

Police carry away the dead body of a man who rammed into a police convoy and detonated an explosive device on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris . The man, who died in the attack, was also carrying in his auto an assault rifle, two pistols, ammunition and two large gas canisters when he rammed a police convoy on Monday.

World Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse
Author: 0 Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby , said the report on the church's handling of former bishop Peter Ball made " harrowing reading ". Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the highest-ranking bishop in the Church of England, called the behavior described in the report "inexcusable and shocking".

World Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon
Author: 0 Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

Russian Federation said Monday it was suspending its cooperative mechanism with the U.S.in response to the downing of the Syrian warplane and threatened to shoot down enemy aircraft over Syrian government-held territory in the west. Subsequent U.S. airstrikes hit a convoy and a base of pro-Assad troops and later carried out another raid in the same area, followed by shooting down a drone believed connected to Iranian-supported forces.

World US spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site
Author: 0 US spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

Pyongyang has called President Donald Trump a "psychopath", while he describes N Korea as a brutal regime . Trump appeared to acknowledge as much in a tweet Wednesday, a day after the death of US student Otto Warmbier , 22. last week, more than a year after he had been sentenced to 15 years' hard labour. North Korea hasn't conducted a nuclear test explosion as feared earlier this year - a possible effect of Chinese pressure.

World Pak's BAT attack in J&K: 2 Indian soldiers & one attacker
Author: 0 Pak's BAT attack in J&K: 2 Indian soldiers & one attacker

This was the third BAT attack on Indian patrol party along LoC in Poonch this year. "Own Area Domination Patrol was targeted by armed intruders and an exchange of fire occurred". Earlier, there have been several BAT attacks in which troopers have been beheaded or their bodies mutilated. It is the same Krishna Ghati sector where the Pakistani BAT had beheaded Lance Naik Hemraj and badly severed the head of Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh of 13 Rajputana Rifles, on January 8, 2013.

World Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

President Donald Trump asserted that the first draft of the Senate healthcare bill released on Thursday was work in progress. While no Republican senator has yet come out opposed the bill, McConnell has only a two-vote margin of error with many senators voicing problems with the legislation.

Author: 0 Police fatally shoot pregnant Black woman in Seattle

The woman was identified as Charleena Lyles , 30, by family members, according to NBC Seattle affiliate KING. In the four-minute audio recording that was released by the police, the officer at the beginning of the audio clip discussed a "safety caution" about her address.

World Russian opposition leader arrested as thousands protest Putin
Author: 0 Russian opposition leader arrested as thousands protest Putin

The protest Monday was part of a day of demonstrations throughout Russian Federation spearheaded by Alexei Navalny , the anti-corruption campaigner who has emerged as Russia's most prominent opposition figure and who has announced he intends to run for president next year.

World Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel
Author: 0 Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

In the second panel, state election officials also indicated that they were working to secure voting systems, with and without federal help. Earlier, it had been reported that the elected President Donald Trump recognized the cyber attacks of the Russian Federation , but said that they did not influence the election results.

Author: 0 Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

The United States insisted Monday it wants no broader role in Syria's civil war, and seeks only to destroy the Islamic State group, but the weekend incident shows the limits of America's ability to stay disengaged. "Australian Defence Force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a range of potential threats", a spokesman told local media. It was not known what exactly was hit and Iran has provided no details.

Author: 0 Mithali stars in Indian eves warm-up win vs Sri Lanka

India women won by 109 runs. Skipper Mithali Raj hit a strokefilled 85 as Indian women's cricket team beat Sri Lanka by 109 runs in a warm-up game for the ICC Women's World Cup, here today. England play New Zealand in their final warm-up match on Wednesday before their World Cup campaign begins against India at Derby on Saturday. With a seasoned campaigner like Mithali Raj at the helm, India will be hoping to put up a good performance at the Women's World Cup.

World South Korea wants North Korea to host some 2018 Winter Olympics events
Author: 0 South Korea wants North Korea to host some 2018 Winter Olympics events

With the new role, Taeyang will be in charge of performing the Olympic Winter Games' song, and promoting the worldwide multi-sport event. Do plans to discuss the matter with Jang and IOC President Thomas Bach, both of whom are scheduled to visit South Korea later this month to attend the closing ceremony of an worldwide Taekwondo competition.

Author: 0 Trump's new Cuba policy restricts tourism, military business

Americans who go to Cuba , who beyond hotels can stay at privately owned inns, could face problems when they return if they are found to have patronized the GAES. The directive still leaves much of Obama's policy in place, including diplomatic relations and reopened embassies, the ability of Cuban Americans to travel and send money to family, and the congressionally mandated trade embargo.

World China talks focusing on North Korean threat
Author: 0 China talks focusing on North Korean threat

USA spy satellites picked up on activity at North Korea's only nuclear testing site, Punggye-ri, according to CNN Tuesday night. He is not specifying any particular action China may take to meet that goal. Terrorism and competing territorial claims in the South China Sea are also expected to be raised at Wednesday's discussions. The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea.

World Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East
Author: 0 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the Turkish parliament "approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar", apparently in support of the Qatari government. But he added that Qatar knew what it needed to do to restore normal relations. Qatar ally Turkey meanwhile hosted the Bahraini foreign minister for talks on the crisis.

Author: 0 Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

On a visit to Paris on Tuesday evening where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron, May described the talks with the DUP as "productive". She is hoping to strike a deal with the DUP to pass her legislative programme after failing to secure an outright majority after last week's election.

Author: 0 Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

Trump said he was reimposing certain travel and trade restrictions that had been relaxed by the Obama administration in an attempt to improve relations, criticising it as a "completely one-sided deal". Obama traveled to Havana last March to solidify a detente between the U.S. and Cuba that his administration negotiated in 2014. The president said he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" liberalizing ties with Havana.