Russian official defends his account of Trump-Putin talks, saying U.S. accepted assurances on election meddling

Russian official defends his account of Trump-Putin talks, saying U.S. accepted assurances on election meddling

Russian official defends his account of Trump-Putin talks, saying U.S. accepted assurances on election meddling

HAMBURG – A Kremlin spokesman Saturday defended the Russian diplomat’s record in the closed-door discussion of President Trump with Russian President Vladimir Poutine over Moscow’s meddling in the US election in 2016.

After the two presidents had met on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that after listening to Putin’s refusal to have supervised a hacking campaign and disinformation, accepted and rejected these Guarantees US research on Russia’s interference.

Tillerson told a news conference that Putin, with the denials, had agreed, however, bilateral talks to avoid future interference in the US election.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked about the different accounts on Saturday, said: “You must trust Lavrov, I do not work for Tillerson.”

Peskov was otherwise tight in a conference call with reporters saying that the Kremlin leader will give his own assessment of the meeting with Trump at a press conference for Russian journalists Saturday at the end of his visit to the summit of Group 20 In Hamburg.
On Saturday, Putin reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to the climate agreement in Paris Trump withdrew the United States earlier this year.

“You know our position: we honor the Paris agreement,” Pouten said at a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron within the framework of the Group of 20 in Hamburg.
The long-awaited Trump and Putin meeting during the G-20, eight months after a presidential election, according to which US intelligence agencies believe Russia tried to walk, was unique in the annals of modern United States history. Trump denounced, under fire at his home for alleged collusion with Russia, against the man accused of following up on this interference.

When Tillerson and Lavrov emerged with different lending accounts about how the meeting was gone, this has caused a stir that eclipsed other outcomes – an agreement on a partial ceasefire in the Syrian conflict and the agreement to hold bilateral talks On a number of issues.

And the session offered little clarity on the issue of interference from Russian elections, making it the most anticipated meeting between a US president and his Russian counterpart in recent history. Instead, both parties said they wanted to go beyond the issue

Lavrov left the meeting saying that Trump had learned Putin’s assurances that Moscow had not led piracy and misinformation and rejected any American research on the role of Russia.

“The president of the United States said he had heard clear statements by President Putin about what is wrong and has accepted these statements,” Lavrov told Russian journalists.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who also attended the 2-hour, 16-minute meeting, told reporters at a separate press conference that during the session Trump urged Putin “on more than one chance” in Russia’s interference.

Tillerson said that “President Putin has denied such participation,” but did not say whether Trump had accepted this lawsuit. Rather, Tillerson said Trump has decided to move forward because Russia does not admit guilt.

Tillerson said however that the United States was not trying to blame Russia and that both sides had agreed to hold talks “regarding non-interference commitments in the US business and our democratic process.”

ISIS, Battered but Still Potent, Returns to Its Insurgent Roots

ISIS, Battered but Still Potent, Returns to Its Insurgent Roots

ISIS, Battered but Still Potent, Returns to Its Insurgent Roots

BEIRUT – Three years ago, a black cleric known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is mounted on a pulpit of the mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul and addressed the world as the leader of a new terrorist state.

The announcement of the so-called caliphate was a strong point for extremist fighters in the Islamic state.

His exhibitionistic violence and apocalyptic ideology helped to seize large tracts of territory in Syria and Iraq, which attracts legions of foreign fighters and create an administration with bureaucrats, courts and oil wells.

Now his state collapses.

In Syria, US-backed militias surrounded Raqqa, the group’s capital, and broke through its historic wall.

On the other side of the border, Iraqi forces seized the remains of the mosque in Mosul, where Baghdadi appeared and besieged the remaining jihadists in a small number of parts of the city.

But the loss of its two largest cities does not mean a final defeat by the Islamic State – also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh – analysts and officials from the United States and the Middle East.

The group has already found its roots as a force insurgency, but now has a global reach and an ideology that continues to motivate abusers around the world.

“These are obviously major blows to ISIS because of its state-building project has been completed, there are more caliphs, which will reduce support and recruits,” said Hassan Hassan, Senior Member of the Tahrir Institute of Eastern Policy Middle in Washington and a co-author of a book about the group. “But now ISIS is an international organization. Its leadership and ability to reproduce is still there.”

The Islamic state has eclipsed its precursors as al Qaeda jihadists in holding not only the territory, but in today’s cities and the interior of the country for a long time, gaining the credibility of the group in the activist world, and its to create A complex organization.

Thus, despite their physical guards, survivors managers – middle managers, technical guns, propagandists and other personnel – they invest this experience in the group’s future operations.

Iraqi special forces cleared a school in the Al-Saha neighborhood in Mosul in May. Ivor Prickett Credit for The New York Times
And although its dominance is shaken over key urban centers, the Islamic state remains homeless.

In Iraq, the group still controls Tal Afar, Hawija, other cities and much of Anbar province. In Syria, most of its major investors fled Raqqa over the past six months to other cities still under the control of ISIS in the Euphrates Valley, according to US and Western military and anti-terrorism officials who received information.

Many have moved to Mayadeen, a town 110 miles southeast of Raqqa near the oil facilities and supply lines in the surrounding desert. They took with them the most important recruiting, funding, propaganda and outside operations of the group, US officials said.

Other leaders were encouraged by Raqqa by a network of trusted advisors to the cities chain of Deir al-Zour in Abu Kamal.

US special operations forces have targeted this sector heavily with drones and Reaper jets, disrupting and damaging the leadership and ability of the Islamic State to carry out the plots. But the battle for Raqqa could last several months.

GOP pessimism rising on ObamaCare repeal

GOP pessimism rising on ObamaCare repeal

GOP pessimism rising on ObamaCare repeal

Senate Republicans are returning to Washington increasingly pessimistic about their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

They had to abandon their plans for a vote next week, and they have seen faithful members double their opposition to the law, or at least if they are paid.

Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) – a “no” who took many in Washington by surprise – moved away from the procedures used in the chamber to draft the Senate bill.
“It’s not just the Democrats,” he said at an educated meeting, but noted, with voters in rural Kansas.
When asked if he could support the bill, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told voters that “I do not know if we will even receive an invoice,” according to the Des Moines registry.

Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Who normally aligns with leadership, was also cast as “no” during recreational break.

Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Seemed to suggest that Republicans will have to move to Plan B which involves stabilizing insurance markets if they can not pass their bill.

“If my team can not agree on a suitable substitute, some sort of action on private health insurance needs to happen,” he told a meeting of the Rotary Club in Kentucky.

The gloomy outlook highlights why McConnell tried to complete his work on repeal and replacement legislation before July 4 recess.

McConnell did not want his members to face additional pressure during the break, and he did not want to spend more time on medical care. His lecture is now facing a three-week marathon session to take action on the issue.

The committee remains deeply divided with grassroots members who indicate they do not believe they are close to an agreement that could capture 50 votes.

“We are still weeks away from a vote, I think,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) Said a televised Q & A event, as dozens of demonstrators urged opposing the proposed Senate bill.

Moran added that there was no “significant consensus” on how to solve health care.

“[It is almost impossible to try to resolve when you try to do it with 51 votes in the United States Senate, where there is no significant consensus on what the end result should be,” he said.

The leadership held a port of pre-recess talks behind closed doors to try to reach agreements that undecided lawmakers would win, including adding more money for the treatment of opioids.

With a slim majority of 52 seats, McConnell can not afford to lose two Republican senators and let Vice President Pence shock. With Hoeven’s defection, there are about 10 Republican senators who publicly oppose the bill.

“Compared to the optimism of what it was last week … I’m very pessimistic,” Grassley told voters in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, adding that he believes Congress will do something, even if it is repealed and then.

Republicans have campaigned for years to repeal and replace ObamaCare, arguing that the Affordable Care Act “no” and a “death spiral” and insists that the law is not adjustable.

McConnell’s staff quickly pointed out that the GOP chief’s comments are similar to the comments he made after a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans and the White House Trump. But the pivot comes as McConnell tries to denounce his bench behind the legislation, although conservatives seem to be involved in a fight.

Whether the warning was meant to be a signal to rebellious Republicans who was either the proposed Senate bill, or working with the Democrats, there was no sign they had an immediate impact.

A few hours after near McConnell, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), A conservative opponent of the Senate bill he believes would leave ObamaCare too far, held a press conference to promote his proposal loosen the rules of the Health of associations.

How ‘isolated’ North Korea managed to build an ICBM that could reach Alaska

How ‘isolated’ North Korea managed to build an ICBM that could reach Alaska

How ‘isolated’ North Korea managed to build an ICBM that could reach Alaska

North Korea is an isolated country, a place where most citizens do not have access to the Internet or the means to travel abroad.

In 2010, the New York Times described the country as a “hermit kingdom” so poor that there is almost no supply of concrete, brick or glass. People suffering from rice shortages, gasoline and even underwear. ”

And yet. He was able to extend his weapons technology at an incredible rate. Earlier this week, the test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to experts, it could have reached Alaska. How has the great advances in Northern armament have made the experts consider a few years at best?

The answer: North Korea is developing its experience in nuclear weapons systems for decades.

It has a connection with well-trained engineers and scientists and an extensive international financial network that provides both the raw materials needed and funding a billion-dollar weapons development program. And nothing is lost that Kim Jung Un has made nuclear weapons a high priority program, directing his entire land to achieve this goal.
“When you have a strategic line, a unique approach to nuclear and economic development, and you are able to politically mobilize and a whole state infrastructure for this purpose, it offers a great potential boost,” said Scott A.

Snyder, an expert in North Korea and a senior student at the Council on Foreign Relations. “That’s what Kim Jung One did.”

North Korea launched its missiles in 1980. Early development program, its strategy was to buy old Soviet third-party missiles, such as Egypt and Syria, said John Schilling, an expert in the aerospace industry and expert North Korea contributing 38 North, one Website dedicated to events related to North Korea.

Once the North Korean missile engineers were old, they invest so they can produce their own copies.

In addition, the country imported an experience, says Schilling. As the Soviet Union approached collapse, North Korea has carried out Russian engineers who were not paid at home. They have led Pyongyang to work directly on North Korea’s programs and to train North Korea.
North Korea also had relations with Iran and Pakistan, Schilling said. “At first, they seem to have been one-way affairs – North Korea has sold missiles to Iran to use in its war against Iraq and Pakistan (or at least AQ Khan) has sold nuclear technology to North Korea,” he wrote In an email.

“But as the three countries have developed their skills, it has become a more egalitarian society with information and technology flowing between the three nations.”

(Abdul Qadeer Khan is the founder of Pakistan’s uranium enrichment program and has been accused of contributing to the proliferation of nuclear weapons in other countries.)

At first, these efforts have resulted in trials and many errors. No more. Today, the regime is “far more effective and efficient” to produce weapons internally, said Ken Gause, a North Korean expert at the Naval Analysis Center. “Do not make the same mistakes again.”

In fact, Schilling said they are especially capable of building their rockets internally. “They still need to import components and specialized components, especially electronics, but it’s mostly on the black or gray market,” he wrote.

And this is not difficult. “It does not have to be done on a large scale, and it does not need the active cooperation of others, so it would be very difficult to stop,” he said.

G20: World leaders at odds with Trump on trade, climate

G20: World leaders at odds with Trump on trade, climate

G20: World leaders at odds with Trump on trade, climate

Hamburg, Germany (CNN) World leaders at the G-20 summit in Germany entered their last day of talks Saturday by scratching their heads about what to do with an increasingly unified United States.

Leaders seem to be stalled in trade and climate change, German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying that the United States position on key issues that threaten to advance progress and that discussions had been difficult.

US President Donald Trump won the elections in 2016 on an “America First” platform that would lead the United States to various multilateral trade agreements and negotiations, and the history of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Merkel has shown a scenario across the United States on Friday night and said leaders were considering how they could now present these clearly different positions in a statement.
Merkel criticized protectionist trade policy Trump says that “almost everyone believes that free trade is necessary, but it is also fair.”

“However, I can establish that the Sherpas have a lot of work ahead of them tonight to celebrate the launch of the operation, and I hope we are going to present a good result tomorrow. But I do not want to fight the discussions are very difficult.”

The key to stagnating trade is the suggestion that the United States could impose tariffs on steel imports.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU would react to steel prices perhaps even to themselves, giving signs of a trade war.
“We need to look at protection with respect to steel imports.

It is necessary that the EU can respond adequately and appropriately to steel. Measures must be taken to ensure that we act correctly with respect to imports from other parts of the world, “Juncker said.

“I can not go into details now, but we react. We will take countermeasure measures in the hope that this will not be necessary.”

“As you know, almost everyone is committed to the Paris agreement,” Merkel said.
“But it will also be very interesting to see how we talk and press tomorrow to clarify that there is, of course, different views on this, because the US has withdrawn sadness or wants to withdraw from the Paris Convention, and it is obvious that Plays in our discussions “.

However, he said that Trump had participated in discussions on climate and leaders agree on how to organize such divergent opinions.

Talks between Emmanuel Macron, Trump and several other leaders on climate change delayed the French president during his meeting with Putin, who seemed to tease the leaders about the impasse.

“Well, I hope the weather will be better,” he laughed when Macron apologized for being late. “I’m sure you’ve argued now, everything will be fine.”

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mohammad Amir’s Sri Lanka heroics show he has returned hungrier from exile

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mohammad Amir’s Sri Lanka heroics show he has returned hungrier from exile

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mohammad Amir’s Sri Lanka heroics show he has returned hungrier from exile

The return of Mohammad Amir in international limited series against New Zealand January 2016 for a major event for cricket in Pakistan. To begin with, the return of a pitcher was marked, which in terms of pure talent was once considered the true successor of Wasim Akram.

His baseball exile and boxing, which was triggered because of his involvement in the scandal of the 2010 points division, erased five crucial years that could see it extended to greatness.

More importantly, for Pakistan, the lack of good bowling options due to the elimination of Mohammad Asif and Amir in such a dramatic way in 2010 left a huge chasm in bowling on the power of shooting. Amir’s replacements, such as Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz, were considered useful for Pakistan.

Mohammad Amir has regularly followed the ODI. AFPMohammad Amir has always done well after his return.

Therefore, Amir has restarted his international career with a huge weight of expectations on his shoulders. It was a general, perhaps imperfect, assumption, the young fast bowler will continue where he left off in 2010 and took Pakistan to greater heights. But the reality was very different.

A combination of bad luck and possible erosion of skills due to the offside time meant that the column remained fine amir portillo.

While it was constantly described as bowling and the best pistol player in Pakistan, there was a clear lack of winning performances in all forms of the game, which was starting to damage Pakistan.

It is in this context that the role of Amir in the exciting victory against Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy has been important for his own career.

It was also important for the short term Pakistan as they look forward to the semifinal to come against England and has long term implications with the Amir status being confirmed as the leader of the bowling attack.

His performance against Sri Lanka, where he identified two key pockets then challenged the odds of staying well, while helping his captain to steal the win from a somewhat impossible situation was a great satisfaction.

“I think I’m holding on for a while, but I was a bit of bad luck, since I was not able to get windows. Today (Monday), I have windows that is big but also my hype worked and for that I must thank and give Credit to our trainer Thilla Grant Flower worked very hard with me on my stick and also believes that I can become a good follower as I take off seriously, “he said after the game.

For most of the experts, Pakistan’s victory against South Africa was nothing more than a flower of a day since the disastrous loss against India in the previous game. The precarious situation in which Pakistan saw itself during the match against Sri Lanka took the risk of provoking critics.

He was left to the brilliance of captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Amir tenacious resistance to save the day for Pakistan, having been reduced to 162/7 in the pursuit of a target of 237. This is as Sarfraz Amir explained, the head encourage the pitcher Able to provide support to his captain.

SpaceX fires Falcon engines before Monday launch

SpaceX fires Falcon engines before Monday launch

 

SpaceX led Thursday 6 hours for its first restart of a rocket Falcon 9 is used, a mission that aims to create a commercial satellite in orbit from the Kennedy Space Center.

The Monday rocket launch teams fed in two stages during the practice countdown that led to a 2-test per test. 100, designed to last for about three seconds, nine key drivers in Merlin’s 39SC KSC Launch Complex.

Delays in conducting this “static fire” test on the weekend pushed the Tuesday launch of SES-10 satellite communication a day.

If the test results are good, the mission must be on the way from a Thursday from 6am to open a window of two and a half hours.

There is 70 percent. 100 probability of having a favorable time during the window, according to the Air Force 45 time square. The odds are slightly less than 60 percent on Friday, the day of the mission’s launch.
The first stage of the Falcon rocket tested Monday is a veteran of this business. For almost a year, the stage has spurred the supply path to the International Space Station for NASA.

SpaceX has landed the amplifier on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and has renewed for a second flight – the company’s first attempt to control what it calls a Falcon “stolen in evidence” amplifier.

A Thursday by the launch would be a relatively quick spin on SpaceX at its most recent launch site, two weeks after a Falcon 9 launched the commercial EchoStar 23 satellite of the KSC block.

Since its return to flight in January, more than four months after a Falcon 9 has fired launching complex 40 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX’s target is run as often every two or three weeks this year.

Meanwhile, the United Launch Alliance continued Monday to solve a problem with the main engine of an Atlas V rocket. A problem that delayed the launch of an Orbital Cygnus ATB to the International Space Station for NASA.

The mission will not fly at the Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral attempts before the launch of SpaceXSpaceX ciblait jeudi 6 heures pour son premier relancement d’une roquette Falcon 9 utilisée, une mission qui vise à creé a satellite commercial en orbite depuis Le Kennedy Space Center.

The equipment of lancement ont the lundi la fusée in deux étapes lors d’un decompte de pratique qui a abouti à une épreuve de test de 2 p. 100, destinée à durer environ trois secondes, de neuf moteurs principaux de Merlin dans le complexes de lancement 39SC de KSC.

Les retards dans la réalisation de ce test “feu statique” au cours du week-end ont poussé le lancement mardi prochain du satellite de communication SES-10 à un jour.

If they are résultats du test sont bons, the mission devrait être sur la bonne voie pour un départ de jeudi de 6h à l’ouverture d’une fenêtre de deux heures et demie.

Il and at 70 p. 100 of chance d’avoir du temps favorable pendant la fenêtre, selon le 45e escadron météorologique de la Force aérienne. Les chances sont légèrement inférieures à 60 pour cent vendredi, the journée de lancement de la mission.
The première étape de la fusée Falcon testée lundi est un vétéran de cette activité. In addition, it is permissible to encourage the appro- priations of the space station internationale for NASA.

SpaceX to be amplified by a navire dans l’océan Atlantique et l’a rénové pour un deuxième vol – the tentative premier of the compagnie de piloter ce qu’il appelle a amplificateur Falcon «volé en preuve».

A lancement will be a relativement for the spaceX sur site of lancement le plus récent, deux semaines après qu’un Falcon 9 a leancé le commercial commercial EchoStar 23 du même bloc KSC.

Depuis en retour en vol en janvier, plus de quatre mois après qu’un Falcon 9 to explode au Lancer Complex 40 de la station de la Force aérienne de Cap Canaveral, l’objectif de SpaceX est de lancer aussi souvent toutes les deux ou trois Semaines cette année.

In attendance, the United Launch Alliance was to continue lundi à résoudre a problème avec le moteur principal d’une fusée Atlas V. A problème that delayed the launch of an Orbital vessel ATK Cygnus to the Station spatiale internationale pour la NASA.

La mission ne volera pas de la station de la Force aérienne de Cap Canaveral avant les temptations de lancement de SpaceXSpaceX dirigido Jueves 6 horas para su primer reinicio de un cohete Falcon 9 se utiliza, una misión que tiene como objetivo crear un satélite comercial en órbita desde el Centro Espacial Kennedy.

Los equipos de lanzamiento de cohetes Lunes alimentaron en dos etapas durante la cuenta regresiva práctica que condujo a una prueba de 2 por prueba. 100, diseñados para durar durante unos tres segundos, nueve conductores clave en Merlin 39SC KSC complejo de lanzamiento.

Los retrasos en la realización de esta prueba “fuego estático” el fin de semana empujaron el lanzamiento martes de comunicación por satélite SES-10 al día.

Si los resultados de la prueba son buenos, la misión debe estar en camino de un jueves a partir de las 6 am abrir una ventana de dos horas y med

Pentagon gets authority to set US ‘troop levels’ in Afghanistan

Pentagon gets authority to set US ‘troop levels’ in Afghanistan

Pentagon gets authority to set US ‘troop levels’ in Afghanistan

The United States currently has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan. Army General John Nicholson told Congress he could use an infusion of United States and Allied troops to support the Afghan army.

US President Donald Trump told Defense Minister James Mattis the power to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, the media said Wednesday, paving the way for more US forces to be deployed in the torn country by the war. Such permission was granted by Mattis Trump.

Mattis, according to The New York Times, is supposed to facilitate the deployment of thousands more troops to Afghanistan, but has not made a final decision on the matter. Neither the White House nor the Pentagon have confirmed the news.

“I have nothing that I can comment on right now. See you Secretary Mattis at that time,” said White House deputy reporter Sarah Sanders told reporters.

The United States currently has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan. Army General John Nicholson, the US commander in Afghanistan, told Congress he could use an infusion of US and Allied troops to support the Afghan army.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon was considering a demand for an additional 3,000 soldiers, mainly for training and consulting. This decision, however, was blocked by examining the wider administration of NATO policy and pressure to contribute more Afghan troops.

This opens the way for US commanders to begin sending more forces in Afghanistan after years of cuts made in the hope that Kabul can handle the internal threats by himself.

Mattis, a former commander of all Middle East wars, said Tuesday that the United States did not win the war in Afghanistan.
“We do not win in Afghanistan now,” Mattis said, adding that “finding a solution as soon as possible.”

Mattis is described later victory in Afghanistan as the central government, with international aid, “will be able to handle violence.”

The new four-star general promotion in the retired Navy comes as Congress became increasingly anxious for a new Trump Administration strategy for America’s longest war while the Taliban will continue to go out into the field and to increase power , Including the launch of coordinated attacks on US troops and journalists in recent weeks.

The Afghan war has lasted since October 2001 and the US-led coalition has ended its combat mission against the Taliban in 2014, but is increasingly involved in supporting Afghan forces in the battlefield.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings fear for safety, denounce him over abuse of power

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings fear for safety, denounce him over abuse of power

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings fear for safety, denounce him over abuse of power

Singapore: A dispute between Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his brothers are out in the open, revealing the deep divisions in the first family after accusing the Prime Minister of abuse of power and exploitation the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding leader of the city-state.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Yang’s brother said in a Facebook statement that he was leaving Singapore, citing Hsien Loong as the sole reason for his departure.

“Since the death of our father (Lee Kuan Yew) in 2015, we felt threatened by the misuse Hsien Loong in his position and his influence on government agencies and Singapore to blow up his personal agenda,” said Hsien Yang and his sister Wei Ling said.

In the statement, titled “What Happened to Lee Kuan Yew’s Values?” Hsien Yang said that he, his wife and his sister Wei Ling feared “the use of state organs” against them.

The two brothers have accused their brother, Lee Hsien Loong, 65, of harboring political ambitions for his son, Li Hongyi, who works as a consultant for a Singapore government agency.

“If he prepares Hsien Loong to act against us, his little sister and his brother, both taxpayer members staying in Singapore to advance in their personal agenda, we care for Singapore.

We wonder if competent leaders with independent political legitimacy will be forced to ensure Hsien Loong seized power remains unanswered, “the statement said.

Instead of demolishing the house Kuan Yew that the former leader wished the prime minister tried to make his home personal residence – a move that would strengthen his political capital, according to the statement.

The founding father of Singapore, Kuan Yew wanted the family home, a bungalow in the Orchard district, to be demolished after his death, when it was to become a monument.

The Prime Minister and his wife, Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s 196 billion-dollar sovereign fund, also raised political ambitions for his son Li Hongyi, the statement said.

The President of the Government, currently abroad with his family, has denied the allegations made by his brothers and said that he was “very disappointed” that they chose to publish a press release the publication of private family matters.

“Ho Ching and I deny these allegations, in particular the absurd claim that I have political ambitions for my son,” Lee said in a statement released by the prime minister’s office on his Facebook page.

“I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate accusations they made. Ho Ching (my wife) and I deny the
The allegations, particularly the absurd claims that I have political ambitions for my son, “Lee said.

“While siblings may have differences, I believe that these differences should remain in the family. Since my father’s death in March 2015, as an eldest son, I did everything possible to resolve problems between us in the family, respect for Our parents, “the prime minister said.

“The statement of my brothers and sisters hurt our father’s inheritance,” he said.

He said he was going to do everything he could to keep making his own parents. At the same time, he would continue to serve the Canadian Singapore “honesty” and to the extent of his ability.

“In particular, this means defending meritocracy, which is a fundamental value in our society,” the prime minister said.

Premier 65 had previously told parliament that he intended to fulfill his father’s wishes and evade any decision made by the house government.

The dispute in Singapore’s first family was made public in 2016 after the prime minister’s sister accused him of abusing his political power to Lee’s birthday commemorations.

The family fault is a rare public appearance of sharpness in the upper part of the tightly controlled city-state, where the limits of freedom of expression are vigorously controlled.

American student released from North Korea prison arrives in US

American student released from North Korea prison arrives in US

American student released from North Korea prison arrives in US

WASHINGTON: An American student who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a North Korean labor camp returned to the United States Tuesday night after Pyongyang allowed him to be taken home, US media reported.
A military plane with Otto Warmbier landed in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, shortly before 10:20 pm (02:20 am Wednesday), CBS News reported.

Warmbier’s 18-month release from a 15-year sentence came as US President Donald Trump invited Korea’s new chief, Moon Jae-in, in Washington to hold talks on escalating stagnation over Korea’s nuclear program northern.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said earlier on the day his agency had “secured” the 22-year release in talks with North Korea and support three other Americans to be released. It was not immediately clear if concessions had been made.

The news was released after the NBA’s amazing basketball test, Dennis Rodman, a former contestant on the reality show Trump Celebrity Apprentice.

He flew to Pyongyang to resume his quest for relaxation between his American hometown and the authoritarian regime of Kim Jong-un.

However, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said the visit “had nothing to do with the publication.”
Parents Warmbier, Fred and Cindy, said their statement Tuesday in a statement to CNN.

“Unfortunately, he’s in a coma and told us he was in this condition from March 2016,” they said. “We have learned that there is only one week.”

Arriving at Lunken Cincinnati airport, Warmbier was taken to an ambulance that precipitated Cincinnati University of Medicine for emergency treatment center, Fox News said.

Warmbier’s parents were informed that their son had been given a sleeping pill soon after his trial in March last year and never woke up.

US officials have declined to comment on his condition,
but former ambassador and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he had spoken to the family.

“Otto has been in a coma for more than a year and needs a proper medical emergency in the United States,” said Richardson, who previously served as special envoy to North Korea and continues to work on prisoner issues.

“We have received a call from Cindy and Fred Warmbier early today to catch up on Otto’s condition. To make it clear, North Korea must explain the causes of its coma.”
Tillerson told the senators at the beginning of a budget hearing that the State Department had no comment on the situation of M. Warmbier “out of respect for him and his family.”

The United States accused the North of using Warmbier as a political pawn, which condemns the sentence to be disproportionate in relation to the alleged crime.

The announcement came amid tensions between Washington and Pyongyang after a series of missile tests by the North, drawing attention to the accumulation of weapons that Pentagon chief Jim Mattis called today “a clear and present danger for all.”

Almost immediately after taking office in January Trump and his team – were briefed by current President Barack Obama – said North’s attempts to build, test and build a nuclear-capable ballistic missile are Washington’s biggest threat.

Washington has stepped up pressure on China and other foreign powers to impose existing UN sanctions and military assets deployed in the region.
Next to this track, the man of basketball Rodman arrived at Pyongyang Blasone wore a shirt of a cryptocurrent established for the marijuana.

The star visited the Stalinist state at least four times, the last in 2014, when he drew a barrage of criticism after being filmed singing his happy birthday to his “lifelong friend,” leader Kim.