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Trump: we paid North Korea nothing for Warmbier's release

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:34 AM

The Washington Post quotes unidentified sources as saying that a US official was made to sign a pledge to pay $2 million in medical costs before being allowed to fly Warmbier back home from Pyongyang in 2017

MOURNING. This handout photo obtained courtesy of the Warmbier family shows a mourner signing a guest book at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, on June 22, 2017, during the funeral for Otto Warmbier. Photo from the Warmbier Family / AFP Handout / FAMILY HANDOUT / AFP

Trump sides with Kim on tortured American, sparking firestorm

Mar 02, 2019 - 12:17 AM

'[Kim Jong-un] tells me that he didn't know about it, and I will take him at his word,' says US President Donald Trump

OTTO WARMBIER. A photo made available on March 17, 2016 shows Otto Warmbier at a court in Pyongyang, North Korea on March 16, 2016. File photo by KCNA

Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

Jul 31, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The company is refocusing on developing autonomous cars, one of which had killed a woman pushing a bicycle in a street in Arizona earlier this year

North Korea sued for 'killing' former detainee Otto Warmbier

Apr 27, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Cindy and Fred Warmbier says in the civil suit filed at Washington District Court that their son was imprisoned by North Korea after being forced to confess to stealing a poster while he was on a tourist visit in early February 2016

CIVIL SUIT. This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier (R), who is arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, speaking at a press conference in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korea slams Trump's 'sinister' State of the Union address

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The comments follow months of fiery rhetoric between the two countries

DECLINE. Relations between the two countries reached fresh lows last year as North Korea launched a series of missile tests with President Trump firing back. Photo by Rappler

Ketika dua kuasa kuasa hukum Setya Novanto ramai-ramai memilih mundur

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Otto mengaku tidak sependapat dengan Setya dalam menangani kasusnya. Sedangkan Fredrich tidak dapat melakukan sesuai permintaan Setya

MUNDUR. Dua kuasa hukum Setya Novanto, Otto Hasibuan dan Fredrich Yunadi memutuskan mundur dari tim pengacara. Foto oleh ANTARA

Strategi baru Setya Novanto: Gandeng pengacara Otto Hasibuan

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Otto berharap publik tetap menjunjung tinggi asas pra duga tak bersalah terhadap kliennya

KUASA HUKUM BARU. Pengacara kawakan Otto Hasibuan ditunjuk Setya Novanto sebagai kuasa hukumnya untuk membantu di sidang peradilan. Foto oleh ANTARA

North Korea accuses 'old lunatic' Trump of exploiting Warmbier death

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:59 PM

In a statement issued by the official KCNA news agency, North Korea's foreign ministry attacks the US for 'luring and pushing' the 22-year-old student into breaking the country's laws

This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier (R), who is arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, speaking at a press conference in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

U.S. ban on North Korea travel comes into force

Sep 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

On its website the State Department says it took the decision due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long term detention of US citizens

NORTH KOREA TRAVEL BAN. File photos by Jewel Samad and Ed Jones/AFP

North Korea says door remains 'open' for U.S. tourists

Aug 04, 2017 - 3:51 PM

We will always leave our door wide open to any US citizen who would like to visit our country out of good will says a spokesman for the North s foreign ministry

NORTH KOREA. Competitors run through Kim Il-Sung square during the Pyongyang Marathon in central Pyongyang on April 9, 2017. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

U.S. sets September 1 date for start of North Korea travel ban

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The US restriction states All United States passports are declared invalid for travel to in or through the DPRK unless specially validated for such travel

NORTH KOREA TRAVEL BAN. File photos by Jewel Samad and Ed Jones/AFP

Dokter Otto dijatuhi vonis dua tahun penjara

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Kuasa hukum menilai ada kejanggalan dari vonis Majelis Hakim

BERSALAH. Dokter Otto Rajasa dinyatakan oleh Majelis Hakim Pengadilan Balikpapan karena dianggap telah melakukan perbuatan menghasut. Akhirnya, ia dijatuhi vonis dua tahun penjara. Foto: istimewa

U.S. bans travel to North Korea after Warmbier death

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Young Pioneer Tours and Koryo Tours say the ban will come into force on July 27 – the anniversary of the end of the Korean War – with a 30 day grace period

NORTH KOREA. Competitors run through Kim Il-Sung square during the Pyongyang Marathon in central Pyongyang on April 9, 2017.  File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

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Jun 23, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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North Korea accuses U.S. of 'smear campaign' over student's death

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:04 PM

Our relevant agencies treat all criminals thoroughly in accordance with domestic laws and international standards says a spokesman of the National Reconciliation Council

WARMBIER. This picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 16, 2016 shows the trial of US student Otto Frederick Warmbier, who was arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang. Photo by KCNA/AFP

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:07 AM

UPDATED The extent to which Beijing can influence Pyongyang is a key issue in trying to defuse the North Korea crisis

SHOW OF FORCE. This April 15, 2017 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 16, 2017 shows Korean People's ballistic missiles being displayed through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung. KCNA via KNS/Handout/AFP

No autopsy for U.S. student detained by North Korea

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:40 PM

It s not uncommon to get autopsy objections Justin Weber of the Hamilton County coroner s office says It s the family s choice

This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier. File photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

Warmbier death 'unimaginable' for former North Korea detainee

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Former North Korean detainee Kenneth Bae says he had always thought it was unimaginable that a US citizen could die in a North Korean prison

WARMBIER'S DEATH. This picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 16, 2016 shows the trial of US student Otto Frederick Warmbier, who was arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

South Korean leader blames North for Warmbier death

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:35 PM

We cannot know for sure that North Korea killed Mr Warmbier but I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to his death South Korean President Moon Jae In says

WARMBIER. This picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 16, 2016 shows the trial of US student Otto Frederick Warmbier, who was arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang. AFP PHOTO / KCNA

U.S. student dies after release from North Korea

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Otto Warmbier the US student released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea dies

GONE SOON. This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier (R), who is arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, speaking at a press conference in Pyongyang. KCNA via KNS / AFP

Rodman hails North Korea visit as a 'good trip'

Jun 17, 2017 - 5:13 PM

US officials say Rodman traveled to North Korea as a private citizen despite speculation he was working as an unofficial emissary for President Donald Trump

NORTH KOREA TRIP. Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman (C) of the US poses with members of his party following his arrival at Pyongyang International Airport on June 13, 2017. Photo by Kim Won-Jin / AFP

U.S. student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:31 PM

UPDATED Doctors say Otto Warmbier s neurological state is best described as a state of unresponsive wakefulness

NEUROLOGICAL INJURY. This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier (R), who is arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, speaking at a press conference in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korea says U.S. student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:20 PM

But an analyst says Otto Warmbier s release on humanitarian grounds does not mean Pyongyang is admitting to any kind of maltreatment or health problems

 15 YEARS. A photo made available on March 17, 2016 by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via Yonhap News Agency (YNA) shows Otto Warmbier (L), a 21-year-old US college student, at court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. File photo by KCNA/EPA

American student released from North Korea prison arrives in U.S.

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The release of Warmbier 18 months into a 15 year sentence comes as US President Donald Trump invites South Korea s Moon Jae In to Washington for talks on the escalating standoff over the North s nuclear program

WARMBIER. This picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 16, 2016 shows the trial of US student Otto Frederick Warmbier, who was arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang. Photo by KCNA/AFP

Jailed U.S. student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'

Jun 13, 2017 - 10:43 PM

UPDATED He is on medivac flight on his way home Sadly he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016 says Otto Warmbier s parents

This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier (R), who is arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, speaking at a press conference in Pyongyang. KCNA/AFP

Setelah Ahok, pasal penodaan agama ancam korban lain

May 24, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Seorang dokter di Balikpapan Kalimantan Timur terancam pasal karet ini

ILUSTRASI. Pendukung Basuki Tjahaja Purnama atau Ahok menyalakan lilin di Pantai Alam Indah, Tegal, Jawa Tengah, Sabtu (13/5). FOTO oleh Oky Lukmansyah/ANTARA

Want your self-driving car in Manila? Book an Uber someday

Mar 03, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Uber won t say no to a challenge but engineering manager Matt Sweeney says the technology has to get smarter first before it can be deployed in chaotic traffic

THE FUTURE OF UBER. The ridesharing application acquired self-driving truck startup Otto in its bid to join push for the new technology. Rappler photo

Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Waymo s lawsuit contends Anthony Levandowski in December 2015 downloaded more than 14 000 proprietary files from a highly confidential design server to a laptop

Wizards still hot at home, down Grizzlies

Jan 19, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The Wizards win their 13th straight game in Washington

Hurricane kills 4 in Costa Rica

Nov 25, 2016 - 10:27 PM

UPDATED The hurricane – which weakened to a tropical storm before exiting into the Pacific Ocean – dumped a months worth of rain in just a few hours Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis says

Deadly hurricane descends on Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Hurricane Otto which built up strength while sitting offshore in the Caribbean packs winds of 165 kilometers 105 miles per hour the US National Hurricane Center says

HURRICANE OTTO. People arrive from nearby communities to be taken to shelters before the arrival of Hurricane Otto in Bluefields, Nicaragua on November 23, 2016. Photo by Inti Ocon/ AFP

Costa Rica, Nicaragua brace for deadly Hurricane Otto

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED The slow moving system is expected to churn slowly through northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua over two day

Hurricane Otto heads toward Central America, kills 3

Nov 23, 2016 - 9:16 AM

Otto becomes the seventh hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic season

North Korea rules out US detainees' release over 'jabbering' Bae

Jun 20, 2016 - 4:40 PM

As long as Kenneth Bae continues jabbering there will be no negotiations on American criminals says the North s state run KCNA news agency

US warns Americans against travel to North Korea

May 17, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The State Department cites the serious risk of arrest and long term detention under North Korea s system of law enforcement

epa04856128 A North Korean soldier (R) stands guard as another solier (L) looks through binoculars toward South Korea at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village Panmunjom, South Korea, 22 July 2015. North Korea is believed to have erected a gantry at the station that is capable of firing long-range missiles twice the size of the 30-meter-long 'Unha-3', South Korean military and intelligence officials said on 22 July 2015. EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

N. Korea releases CCTV footage of US student stealing banner

Mar 18, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The CCTV images do not show exactly what Otto Warmbier did after taking down the political banner and it is unclear if he attempted to take the banner out of the country

15 YEARS. A photo made available on March 17, 2016 by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via Yonhap News Agency (YNA) shows Otto Warmbier (L), a 21-year-old US college student, at court in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 16, 2016. File photo by KCNA/EPA

North Korea sentences US student to 15 years hard labor

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:07 PM

UPDATED Otto Warmbier a 21 year old student from the University of Virginia is sentenced for subversive activities

This photo taken on February 29, 2016 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 1, 2016 shows US student Otto Frederick Warmbier (R), who is arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, speaking at a press conference in Pyongyang. KCNA/AFP

Corruption-weary Guatemalans elect comedian as president

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:12 AM

UPDATED Jimmy Morales a comic actor and TV personality with no political experience has 69 of the vote to 31 for former first lady Sandra Torres

LEADING THE PACK. Guatemalan Presidential candidate for the National Front of Convergence (FCN) party, Jimmy Morales speaks as they wait for the results of the 2015 general elections in Guatemala City, Guatemala, early September 7, 2015. Santiago Billy/EPA

Graft-weary Guatemalans to choose new president

Sep 06, 2015 - 9:29 AM

The frontrunner in the presidential race is a comedian Jimmy Morales a political novice who rose to fame clowning around as a simpleton who accidentally ends up becoming president

Election officials move ballot papers to be sent to polling stations, on the eve of Guatemala's general elections in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 05 September 2015. Esteban Biba/EPA

Guatemala heads for elections amid political tumult

Sep 05, 2015 - 7:50 PM

The rally follows on the heels of protests Friday when hundreds of demonstrators mostly indigenous Guatemalans railed against disgraced ex president Otto Perez outside his hearing at the Supreme Court

Guatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal personnel prepare electoral material for the September 6 general election, in Guatemala City on September 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO Marvin RECINOS

Guatemala swears in new president as ex-leader detained

Sep 04, 2015 - 9:07 AM

Vice president Alejandro Maldonado – who only assumed the office in May – will serve out the rest of his former boss s term handing over to a new president on January 14 after scheduled elections this weekend

NEW PRESIDENT. Guatemalan Vice-President Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre arrives at European Union and of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 11, 2015. File Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Guatemalan president accused of corruption resigns – spokesman

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The conservative leader in power since 2012 decides to step down to confront individually the proceedings against him

RESIGNATION. View of the Presidential Palace in Guatemala city early September 3, 2015, shortly after Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina resigned 'to preserve the State's institutionality' after he lost his immunity as President amid the case of the network of corruption called 'La Lina' (The Line) to which he is allegedly linked. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Guatemalan Congress strips president's immunity

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED The resolution is passed unanimously by the 132 lawmakers present making the conservative leader the first president to have his immunity revoked in the Central American country s history

IMMUNE NO MORE. In this file photo, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina speaks to the press in Guatemala city, Guatemala, April 17, 2015. Esteban Biba/EPA

Guatemala's embattled president has not resigned – spokesman

Aug 23, 2015 - 7:55 AM

Guatemalan President Otto Perez is accused of leading a multi million dollar corruption scandal

In this file photo, the President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina is seen during the XLV Summit of State and Government heads of the Central American Integration System in Antigua, Guatemala, 26 June 2015. Photo by ESTEBAN BIB/EPA

Guatemala opens corruption probe against president – court

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The president has faced major protests calling for his resignation since a UN backed investigation reported in April a customs bribery ring implicating a wide array of high ranking officials

In this file photo, President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, speaks to the press in Guatemala city, Guatemala, April 17, 2015. Esteban Biba/EPA

Shoe of the nation address

Oct 04, 2014 - 3:16 PM

There are now only over 100 listed companies in Marikina’s shoe industry It had dramatically decreased by tenfold from its glory days in the 1970s

Guatemala ex-leader gets 6 years in US for bribery scandal

May 23, 2014 - 9:29 AM

Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo has agreed to re pay the 2 5 million bribe he had received from Taiwan in exchange for its diplomatic recognition over mainland China

Former Guatemala president Alfonso Portillo

The Shortlist: December 13-19

Dec 13, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Here s your weekly list of events happening in the Metro

'Nazi art trove' includes unknown Chagall treasure

Nov 06, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Determining which works were looted from Jewish collectors by the Nazis or taken from them under duress for a pittance would be a lengthy process

TREASURE TROVE. Art historian Meike Hoffmann (R) holds a press conference on the spectacular art find in Munich, Germany, 05 November 2013. EPA/Marc Mueller

Unknown masterpieces among works in 'Nazi art trove'

Nov 05, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Focus magazine which broke the story this week had reported that the collection comprised 1 500 works worth an estimated one billion dollars