• 7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate
7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

Sessions recused himself from the Department of Justice Russia investigation in March, but then signed a letter endorsing Comey's firing in May. "That responsibility lies with the attorney general of the United States", said Leahy, D-Vermont. On Tuesday, Sessions defended his role. "I attended a fair number of meetings on that with Presiden...

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  • PM Modi, Pak PM Sharif exchange greetings at Kazakhstan's Astana Opera
PM Modi, Pak PM Sharif exchange greetings at Kazakhstan's Astana Opera

The new of the murders came out before the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Astana summit and triggered deep disappointment and grief among the Chinese public. "We look forward to working with member countries for progress, prosperity and connectivity in the region", said Pankaj Patel, President, Ficci. The SCO member states represented abou...

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  • Defying Trump, EU Parliament backs Paris climate goals
Defying Trump, EU Parliament backs Paris climate goals

The aim of the agreement is to reduce the risks of extreme weather events and existential risks that come with high levels of environmental change. If he believed these burdens existed, he could have simply changed the goals concerning the reduction of polluting emissions.

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  • Baby thrown from burning London high-rise caught
Baby thrown from burning London high-rise caught

London time, and smoke was still pouring from the building hours later. The London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday morning that there were a "number of fatalities" after a massive fire ripped through a 27-floor apartment building in west London in the early hours of the morning.

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  • Hometown pleased that student has returned from North Korea
Hometown pleased that student has returned from North Korea

Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, said he has been in a coma since March of 2016, but they had learned of this only one week ago. "Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016", the parents said in a statement .

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  • CM Shivraj ends his fast — Madhya Pradesh
CM Shivraj ends his fast — Madhya Pradesh

He also thanked his supporters who accompanied him at Bhopal's Dussehra Maidan. The agitation has also spread to Chhindwara district in Mahakoshal region of the state. Farmers are already under financial burden and the government's apathy is further intensifying it. He added that monetary compensation will be given to the people who suffered du...

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  • Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea
Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea

Swedish diplomats, who represent the U.S. in North Korea, were denied access to visit Mr Warmbier, the Washington Post reported. In this February 29, 2016 photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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  • No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents
No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

It will be hard for 25-year-old Reality Winner to get a fair trial if her case becomes "this big thing where we're not going to tolerate leakers", Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.

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  • Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal
Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal

One of the architects of Good Friday, David Trimble, blasted the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny for his comments on Monday on the threat posed by the Tory-DUP alliance. The DUP's links to loyalist paramilitary groups and their controversial views on women and LGBT issues have Britain in uproar, with hundreds of thousands signing a pet...

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  • North Korea releases United States citizen Otto Warmbier
North Korea releases United States citizen Otto Warmbier

He said the US continues to have talks with Pyongyang about three other American citizens who are reportedly detained in the North. Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement to The Associated Press that they have been told their son has been in a coma since March 2016, but they had just learned about his condition only one week ago.

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  • Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts
Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

The former Alabama senator defended himself against accusations that he misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing by saying he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. "[Franken] asked me a rambling question that included dramatic, new allegations", said Sessions, later adding, "My answer was a fair and correct response t...

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  • Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public
Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public

Several committee members, including Dianne Feinstein , D-California, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King , I-Maine, had voiced support for a public hearing, but other members have complained that doing so will inevitably lead to a brick wall, where Sessions will say he can not discuss certain matters in public.

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  • Republic of Ireland earn point against Austria; Ukraine beats Finland
Republic of Ireland earn point against Austria; Ukraine beats Finland

Walters had cancelled out Martin Hinteregger's first-half opener with a fine 85th-minute strike and thought team-mate Shane Duffy had won it seconds later when he bundled the ball over the line from close range, only for the Spanish official to rule that defender Stefan Lainer had been fouled.

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  • MP: Hardik Patel arrested on way to Mandsaur to meet farmers
MP: Hardik Patel arrested on way to Mandsaur to meet farmers

The delegation that was trying to meet the farmers included Yogendra Yadav, Swami Agnivesh, Medha Patkar, Avik Saha and Kalpana Parulekar. Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was on Tuesday arrested along with some party leaders while on way to Mandsaur to visit the families of the farmers killed in firing, police s...

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  • Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

He added that the party had no choice but to strike a deal with the DUP , despite the party's attitudes to social issues such including LGBT rights and abortion laws. Discussions were held between May's Conservatives and the DUP over the weekend with a view to the Northern Irish party supporting May's minority government on key votes in parliament...

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  • Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter
Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter

But it didn't take long for another prominent Trump critic and literary icon to come to the rescue: Best-selling author J.K. Rowling promised that she would keep King informed of the president's tweets. Here are 68 times (so far) King has referenced Trump via social media (minus the one time King joked about Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Ob...

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  • Sec. Tillerson: North Korea frees jailed American student Otto Warmbier
Sec. Tillerson: North Korea frees jailed American student Otto Warmbier

It was not immediately clear if he had made any concessions. Warmbier's release came as former US basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed country where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un.

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  • Woman Calls 911 Over Chicken Nuggets
Woman Calls 911 Over Chicken Nuggets

The Waco Police Department said employees at the eatery called 911 about 11 p.m. Friday to report a woman was refusing to move her auto from the drive-through. In fact, management at the restaurant returned the woman's money and police sent her on her way ... without her nuggets. Swanton said the woman ended up leaving without her chicken nuggets...

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  • Finnish PM starts talks with secessionists to stay in power
Finnish PM starts talks with secessionists to stay in power

Sipila had planned to submit his government's resignation to the president on Tuesday in order to get a mandate to seek out a new coalition partner. Some 20 lawmakers - almost half of The Finns' members in Parliament - left the party and recreated themselves as the New Alternative group.

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  • Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power
Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power

Critics had called on Theresa May to sack both Nick Timothy and her other political adviser Fiona Hill following the snap election results which saw the Conservatives lose their majority. Joining forces with the hardline unionist Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland, which is key to the delicate balance of p...

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