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Mr. Kumar had said he was "personally happy" with the NDA's choice of Mr. Kovind for the President's post. It's now official. Taking the wind out of Opposition's sails, the Janata Dal (United) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday evening made a decision to back the NDA presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind who resigned as Bihar Governor on Tuesday.
  • Theresa May vows to stay on election blow

    Theresa May vows to stay on election blow

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    A statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill silhouettes in front of the Houses of Parliament the day after Britain's national elections in London , Friday, June 9, 2017. Brexit talks - due to start in 10 days - might be delayed and the prime minister's personal authority undermined by the shock result, which left the Conservatives short of a working majority by just eight seats.
  • US President Donald Trump says China has failed over North Korea

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    White House officials didn't immediately explain the disparate messages. Other high-profile tour operators who take travelers to North Korea also said this week that they are "reviewing" their policies regarding traveling Americans in the wake of Warmbier's death , The Associated Press reported .
  • US Says Iranian-Made Drone Shot Down in Syria

    US Says Iranian-Made Drone Shot Down in Syria

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    In the latest escalation between the US and the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad , a U.S. F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone over southern Syria on Tuesday. The competition between the Syrian army and the militias and US -backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels has stepped up in the Badia desert that stretches to the Iraqi border after Islamic State abandoned large swathes of territory as it defends Raqqa and Deir Zor.
  • South Korea says North Korea drones 'grave provocation'

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    Warmbier died in OH on Monday, days after being released by North Korea while in a coma . As South Korea's new leadership works toward easing long strained inter-Korean relations, USA experts are eyeing the country's conciliatory overtures to the Kim Jong Un regime, anxious that a possible resumption of the Kaesong Industrial Complex could provoke discord with the Trump administration.
  • Donald Trump: China Effort on North Korea 'Has Not Worked Out'

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    That, and a misstep in a communist land Americans should avoid like the plague. Warmbier traveled to North Korea in January 2016 while studying overseas in China . The death of Otto Warmbier , an American student held captive by North Korea, led President Trump to say Tuesday that the US can't rely on China to handle the authoritarian nation.
  • Bipartisan complaints as GOP lawmakers take over health care bill

    Bipartisan complaints as GOP lawmakers take over health care bill

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    Given the opposition of all Senate Democrats to repealing Obamacare, Republican leaders will need the support of at least 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans to ensure passage. "I'm not sure if we're going to come up with 50 votes with a Republican solution". According to Senate Democratic Leader Chucks Schumer , the action by Republicans in carrying out closed door meetings on healthcare amounts to a conspicuous deviation from the normal legislative norms that have never ...
  • Suspect in Brussels railway station attack identified

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    Van Der Sypt did not name the man, in line with usual practice in Belgium, but gave his initials as O.Z. The suspect was of Moroccan origin, born in January 1981 and lived in the Molenbeek area of Brussels , where his home is being searched, Van Der Sypt said.
  • Bill Richardson on Warmbier's Death: NKorea 'Should Be Punished'

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    At least I know China tried", Trump wrote. Asked how the Warmbier case would affect his efforts to engage North Korea, Mr Moon added: "I believe we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime". The furor in the USA over Warmbier's death recalls the raw emotions felt after a chemical weapons attack in Syria killed children, which prompted Trump to fire cruise missiles at Bashar Assad's regime.
  • Seoul asks North Korea to free detainees

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    Warmbier returned to the USA last week in a coma after 17 months in North Korea . Warmbier went on to become an honors student at the University of Virginia . One expert says Warmbier's family may have decided not to treat a medical issue-such as pneumonia, or sepsis, or a urinary tract infection-given that Warmbier was unlikely ever to recover from his vegetative state.
  • Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race

    Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race

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    Handel's victory comes after Republican special congressional election wins in Montana , Kansas and SC. Democrats have aimed to leverage Trump's dismal approval rating and opposition to the Republican health-care bill into winning Republican seats and potentially taking control of the House in 2018.