• iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- British Parliament is the latest target of an apparent cyber attack.
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  • John van Hassel/Corbis/Getty Images (PARIS) -- When Barack Obama was president, his tight relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was dubbed a political "bromance."Now, there appears to be a new budding bromance between recently elected French President Emmanuel Macron and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.The environmental comrades in arms -- both of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement -- shot a brief video selfie together on Friday at the Élysée Palace in Paris, after meeting to discuss all things green.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- An Alabama man was robbed at gunpoint and shot early Friday while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos, police said.The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force responded to the shooting in the Grace Bay of Providenciales, an island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, at around 1:43 a.m. local time Friday. The injured tourist, identified as Keven Newman of Alabama, was transported to a local hospital but had to be medically evacuated to the United States for further treatment.Newman remains in serious condition, police said.No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which detectives are treating as a robbery. Police said they are following up on “active" inquiries to identify those responsible.Newman, who lives in Smiths Station in eastern Alabama, was with his wife and son when he was robbed and shot multiple times, with one of the bullets hitting the main artery to his heart, relatives told ABC affiliate WTVM-TV in Columbus, Georgia.Since being transported back to the United States, Newman is being treated at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, until he is stable enough to be transferred to a medical center in Atlanta, Georgia, according to WTVM-TV.Family members were able within hours to raise money to cover the steep $15,000 cost of the medical flight, relatives told WTVM-TV.Trevor Botting, acting commissioner of police for the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, said law enforcement has increased its visible presence in the area where the shooting occurred as well as in other parts of the islands. He urged the public to share any information they may have about the shooting."The shooting of the visitor to the Turks and Caicos Islands is condemned, and my team are working tirelessly to identity those responsible and bring them to justice. I know this incident will cause concern in the community," Botting said in a statement Saturday. "We need our communities' eyes and ears to help us keep the islands safe.""I would ask that people remain alert and vigilant but not alarmed," he added. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • ABCNews.com(Pyongyang, North Korea) -- For nearly a decade, Young Pioneer Tours offered travelers from the United States and other countries the chance to see another side of North Korea. Videos on the Young Pioneer’s YouTube channel feature activities ranging from karaoke bars to arm-wrestling matches.Dr. Calvin Sun, founder of travel guide company Monsoon Diaries, went to North Korea with Young Pioneer Tours in 2011. Four years later, Young Pioneer Tours would lead U.S. college student Otto Warmbier on a 2015 trip to the same Pyongyang hotel. It was at this hotel, North Korean officials said, that Warmbier attempted to steal a propaganda poster, for which he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years hard labor.Sun recalled finding Young Pioneer with a simple Google search while he was traveling in Asia. “They were just the cheapest option,” Sun said.With a small group of travelers, Sun flew by plane to Pyongyang where they stayed for four nights at the Yanggakdo Hotel, the primary hotel for international tourists.The hotel offers amenities ranging from bowling and billiards to gambling and bars. After noticing that the hotel’s elevator did not list a fifth floor, Sun and his travel companions found the “hidden” floor via the stairwell and discovered a number of hand-painted propaganda wall hangings.“We were very nervous in terms of, 'Are we supposed to be here, or are we not supposed to be here?'” he recalled.Sun said that he was unfamiliar with the hotel hallway that appeared in the surveillance tape released by North Korean officials allegedly showing Warmbier’s removing a poster from the wall.Warmbier died Monday in Cincinnati, Ohio, just days after arriving from North Korea in what U.S. doctors described as a state of unresponsive wakefulness.As a result, China-based Young Pioneer Tours said it will no longer take Americans to North Korea but will continue the tours for others.“The devastating loss of Otto Warmbier's life has led us to reconsider our position on accepting American tourists,” the company said on its website. “There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality and we have been struggling to process the result. Now, the assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high.”Said Dr. Sun: “Hearing about what happened is devastating to us as travelers.”
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  • DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- More than 800 public housing apartments in London are set to be evacuated over fire concerns in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Towers blaze that killed at least 79 people.The tower blocks, located in the Camden area of north London, are covered in the same cladding that surrounded Grenfell Tower, officials said. The buildings, which failed safety tests, will undergo emergency work over the next three to four weeks.The Camden council announced the decision late Friday."As a result of ongoing checks the decision has been taken to decant residents from all five tower blocks at the Chalcots estate," the council said in a statement.Residents will be provided with temporary accommodations while the work is completed, and are being encouraged to stay with family and friends, if possible."Camden council is absolutely determined to ensure that our residents are safe, and we have promised them that we will work with them, continue to act swiftly and be open and transparent," said Georgia Gould, leader of Camden council.A national operation to identify buildings with cladding similar to Grenfell Towers has caused local authorities to send samples for independent tests, the BBC reported.Samples from at least 14 high-rise buildings in London and across England have already been found to be combustible.Death toll from London high-rise fire climbs to 30; victims may never be identified, police sayA faulty refrigerator is being blamed for the cause of the devastating Grenfell fire, police said Friday. Authorities are still trying to establish how the fire spread so quickly.Police also announced Friday that they are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire.It is unclear how many residents were inside the building at the time of the June 14 blaze, which in addition to the dozens of fatalities injured at least 74 people.Grenfell Towers was built in 1974 and contained 120 apartments, according to its management company, the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- As his body is laid to rest in his Ohio hometown, the shock of Otto Warmbier’s death is now giving way to anger -- and the Trump administration is actively weighing how to respond.“It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto," President Trump told reporters Tuesday. "That should never, ever be allowed to happen. It’s a brutal regime, and we’ll be able to handle it.”Warmbier was held for nearly a year-and-a-half by North Korea, much of that time while in a coma, according to the reclusive country's authoritarian regime. The details of his detention, especially how he ended up in that medical condition, are still unknown.But the White House -- while happy to have returned Warmbier to his family -- is now deciding if and how it should respond to his death as it aims to “hold North Korea accountable for [his] unjust imprisonment,” according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.Beyond demanding a full account of what happened to Warmbier, the U.S. has few options to respond -- although there are three other U.S. citizens being detained in the country, and any action has to weigh their safety and concerns of a backlash against them.TRAVEL BANTillerson is actively considering whether to ban U.S. travel to North Korea, the State Department said Tuesday."The Secretary has the authority to do it," said spokesperson Heather Nauert. "He just has not come to a conclusion about how this would potentially work, but we’re considering it."The U.S. strongly discourages travel to North Korea, with a stern travel warning but as of yet no ban. Without diplomatic ties in the country, the government cannot reach Americans held there, except through its protecting power Sweden. And North Korea has a history of using detainees from America or other countries as pawns in negotiations.“Given the danger to United States citizens in the country, it is time to take the unusual step of imposing a ban,” former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill wrote in an editorial Wednesday. Hill led the U.S. delegation to North Korea nuclear talks under President George W. Bush.There are restrictions on economic activity with North Korea, through a system of sanctions, and an all-out ban is not without precedent. Previously, the U.S. government has banned travel to countries that were perceived to be too dangerous, including Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war and Libya during some of the Moammar Gadhafi years.The number of Americans in North Korea is difficult to track, but the country’s only private university employs around 40 U.S. citizens, many dual nationals. In addition, anywhere between 800 and 1,250 American tourists visit the country a year, although that number will likely decline after Warmbier’s death, especially as tour companies like Young Pioneer Tours, which Warmbier used, have canceled all future trips for Americans.PRESSURING OTHER COUNTRIESThe Trump administration may also try to isolate North Korea even more, pressuring its neighbors and economic partners to cut ties.It’s part of the current strategy to discourage the regime from pursuing its nuclear and missile programs, and according to the acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, it’s yielded some successes so far.“We’ve seen a lot of different countries step up and take action on the pressure campaign,” Susan Thornton told reporters Monday.According to Thornton, those actions include halting visas to North Korean laborers, whose wages usually go straight to the regime; denying landing rights and refueling privileges to North Korea’s national airline; expelling and reducing North Korea’s diplomatic presence in the countries; and interdicting shipments of arms and other sanctioned materials.NEW SANCTIONSThe administration might also be considering new sanctions against North Korea or third-party entities that do busines
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