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Malcolm Turnbull mocks Donald Trump in leaked audio

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In leaked audio, Mr Turnbull can be heard cracking jokes about his meeting with the President in NY last month. "It was attractive. It was the most lovely putting-me-at-ease ever", he joked. You've got to be cheerful", he told 3AW host Tom Elliot. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull , has joined the worldwide lampooning of US President Donald Trump . Read More »

United States breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement

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Speaking to reporters Monday after a weekend meeting with her G7 counterparts in Italy , Environment Minister Catherine McKenna dismissed the Der Spiegel report as an "incorrect translation". According to Patricia Espinosa , executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Pruitt told delegates in the opening session that the United States wanted to continue making efforts in combating climate change. Read More »

Pak PM Sharif appears before Panama Papers probe panel

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Mr. Sharif has denied any wrongdoing. There are no indications as to whether prime minister will be accompanied by his aides/lawyers when he appears before the JIT or for that matter whether he is going to ask for permission of the JIT in this regard. Read More »

Britons seeking German citizenship increases as Brexit vote takes toll

The figure is expected to be even higher for 2017 as most Britons didn't apply until after the June referendum and the majority of applications take between six months and a year to process. The largest group of people taking up German citizenship came from Turkey although the total of 16,290 was down 17.3 percent from a year ago. Foreigners can apply for German citizenship after eight years of residence. Read More »

Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims

Hodgkinson had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter. Hodgkinson described himself on social media as a home inspector. The report says Hodgkinson resorted to dragging his daughter out of her friend's auto, slashing her seatbelt, and punching his daughter's friend in the face. Read More »

Turkey slams Arab countries for isolating Qatar

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But Saudi wants Pakistan to side with the kingdom, it said. Pakistan has told Saudi leadership that Islamabad would not become part of any efforts that will escalate the tensions in the Muslim world, a senior government official, who was briefed on the talks at the monarch's palace in Jeddah, told the publication. Read More »

UT professor analyzes Trump's response to Comey Testimony

And he can expect questions about his involvement in Comey's May 9 firing, the circumstances surrounding his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation, and whether any of his actions - such as interviewing candidates for the FBI director position or meeting with Trump about Comey - violated his recusal pledge. Read More »

Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

As one lawmaker would later note, it could have been a vehicle backfiring. "I would ask all the people of Louisiana to join their prayers to mine for a quick recovery for Congressman Scalise". Congressional staffer Zach Barth and Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey are doing well. "That's not a fair fight". She saw the officer get hit with a bullet, and later evacuated by helicopter. Read More »

US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar

The Qatari foreign ministry said Saudi Arabia's offer to provide food and medical assistance to Qatar confirms that the closure of transport links "is a siege, not a boycott, and reflects the clear contradiction in statements by officials of those countries". Read More »

England vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final, live cricket score

There were suggestions bad weather may have been a factor in people deciding not to turn up on the day for England's match against New Zealand in Cardiff . Cardiff has provided the most bowler-friendly surfaces in the tournament - it has seen only one total of more than 300 - and for all that England's post-2015 revival has been built on big hitting, big totals and big-money offers from the IPL, perhaps the most heartening aspects of Saturday's win over Australia were the displays of ... Read More »

Sanders condemns 'despicable' shooting blamed on ex-campaign volunteer

Robert Becker, who oversaw Sanders' campaign in Iowa and other key states, said none of the campaign field organizers in Iowa or IL could remember a volunteer named James Hodgkinson . Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. As the Belleville News Democrat has since reported , Hodgkinson wrote several letters to the editor . Moreland's friend was Hodgkinson's daughter - her name has been redacted from the police report. Read More »

Steve Scalise, Republican congressman, shot at Virginia ballpark

She said she was not one of those to be threatened and declined to name any who were, citing their safety, per BuzzFeed. Sen. Paul was not injured in this morning's attack but describes the shooting as a rampage, with dozens of shots fired and people dropping on the field in front of him. Read More »

Witness video of shooting on GOP baseball team released

The two members of the Capitol Police who were injured while engaging the gunman who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice were being heralded as heroes on Wednesday. Griner, shot in the ankle, is in good condition, and Barth, shot in the leg, is also in good condition. Update 11 a.m.: President Donald Trump says the assailant in the congressional shooting has died from his injuries. Read More »

Hospital says Rep. Steve Scalise needs more operations

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Congressman Joe Barton, who manages the team, was there with his 10-year-old son, Jack, who took cover under a nearby SUV. There was about a dozen shots. But he says he believes he encountered the gunman as he was leaving. Rep. Mo Brooks , an Alabama Republican, said that Scalise had what appeared to be "a hip wound". Read More »

Giffords shooting survivors: New attack painful reminder

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Ron Barber, who took over Giffords' seat in Congress, called for an end to the harsh rhetoric and personal attacks in politics. Police say 66-year-old James T. Following the shooting on Wednesday, President Donald Trump also took to Twitter, calling Scalise a "true friend" and vowing that he would "fully recover". Read More »

Steve Scalise shooting: Donald Trump visits wounded Republican congressman in hospital

The White House said shortly after the shooting that President Donald Trump had spoken with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, injured Rep. "I went in and I landed on a congressman, who I don't know who it was, and that probably saved my fall from breaking something", he said. During a somber four-minute address, the president called for national unity in the wake of the shooting. Read More »

Bill Cosby trial: Accuser says she was 'frozen' after being drugged

Johnson is the only other accuser allowed to testify at Cosby's trial , which stems from allegations he drugged and assaulted a different woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. A year after the encounter, in January 2005, Constand told her mother what she said happened to her. But once she made her allegations public, many other women followed suit. Read More »

Israel considers closing local offices of Al-Jazeera

Despite Liberman's views, which many in the country share, thus far the government has not moved to shut down the Jerusalem bureau for fear of a PR backlash. We don't have a crystal ball to help forecast the future but having these major Arab-Muslim states understand the fearful goals of Qatar and its mouthpiece, Al-Jazeera, may be a sign that the common sense light bulb may have been switched on in that unsafe part of the world. Read More »

Trump faces investigation over obstruction of justice

Experts point out that the Supreme Court ruled during the Watergate scandal that officials can not use privilege to withhold evidence in criminal prosecutions. And for months and months, that was true until shortly after the president fired Jim Comey. Accusations of obstruction arose when last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Army reservist lawmaker says baseball game shooting was 'like being in Iraq'

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Wenstrup, a podiatric surgeon, devised a tourniquet and applied pressure to Scalise's wound and got him water. He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. He says the experience reminded him of his days as a combat surgeon in Iraq. According to Wenstrup, the gunman initially fired on the baseball team practice with a rifle, and then started shooting with a pistol, possibly because he ran out of rifle ammunition. Read More »

Senator Rand Paul talks about surviving the Congressional shooting

In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams , one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, to prolonged applause. After the shots subsided, he and others at the scene attempted to tend to Scalise's wound, while Brooks took off his belt and used it as a tourniquet for a bleeding staffer who had been shot in the leg. Read More »