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WaPo Report: Mueller Investigating Donald Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Comey stopped short of directly accusing Trump of obstruction, however. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable, and illegal", a spokesman for Trump's legal team, Mark Corallo, said. According to the report, "the move by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump's own conduct marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign". Read More »

Senate Republicans, Democrats Agree on New Russia Sanctions

The 97-2 vote, which came as part of a broader debate over sanctions on Iran , marked a rare spot of agreement between Democrats and Republicans, who said they hoped it would be the beginning of more such deals. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been one of Trump's team facing allegations of holding undisclosed meetings with Russian officials during the election. Read More »

May in trouble as aides resign

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be forced to seek the support of a regional party in order to continue governing, after the general election she called backfired dramatically. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she would insist on gay and lesbian rights, including the right to marry. His calls for increased spending on the National Health Service, schools and police, as well as the nationalization of railroads and utilities, have proven popular - but it would take ... Read More »

Reactions to Jeff Sessions' Testimony on Trump and Russia

Rosenstein said he has. But those attitudes rapidly melted away in a heated hearing by the Senate Intelligence Committee , instigated by a man who was a colleague of theirs mere months ago. That was not so, he said. Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Sessions. "He did not tell me at that time did not tell me any details about anything that was said that was improper". Read More »

12 dead in massive fire at London residential tower


Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton called it an "unprecedented incident" unlike anything she had seen in her 29-year career as a firefighter. One commenter on another post seeking Mr Murphy wrote: "I've been around asking everyone, going to the centres, no one's seen him". Read More »

Death toll soars as destruction, debris mar Bangladesh mudslide rescue bid


Dhaka - Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. Disaster Management Ministry official GM Abdul Quader said that they received highest casualty information from Rangamati district, around 391 km from capital Dhaka. Read More »

London tower fire: What do we know so far?

Many people are unaccounted for and firefighters are continuing to tackle "pockets of fire", with the operation now in the "recovery phase". "They were the first people with bags of water, giving to people and helping people - running and telling people", she said. Read More »

Suspect Dies After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia


The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson , was pronounced dead by President Donald Trump during an address just after 11:30 a.m. Five people were wounded, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , who's in critical condition; an aide; a lobbyist and two police officers who bravely but their lives on the line to prevent any further loss of life. Read More »

Staunchly conservative United States lawmaker Scalise among wounded in 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. Trump said all of them are in stable condition. Members of the Democratic Party's team were practicing elsewhere Wednesday morning; after the attack, they tweeted a photo of themselves taking a moment to think of their colleagues. Read More »

Fire engulfs London tower block, at least 12 dead, dozens injured

The Mounties have decided against laying charges in the Nova Scotia nursing home death of a 79-year-old man who was pushed by a female resident, fell down and smashed his head on the floor. Residents said they had warned repeatedly over fire safety in the block. Soon after, people nearby reported seeing smoke and flames shooting from its windows. Read More »

UPS workers fled gunfire that killed 4 — AP Newsbreak


The gunman, Jimmy Lam, filed the grievance in March complaining that he was working excessive overtime, Joseph Cilia, an official with a Teamsters Union local that represents UPS workers in San Francisco, told The Associated Press. "The suspect put the gun to his head and discharged the weapon", Chaplin said, adding that police did not fire any shots during the operation. Video footage from the scene showed a massive police presence near the facility, with workers being escorted outside and ... Read More »

Death toll rises to 12 in London tower blaze


When questioned about residents' worries about fire safety at the block, the council's deputy leader Rock Feilding-Mellen told the BBC: "My understanding is that their concerns were looked at and officers and the TMO (tenant management organisation) made inquiries and felt we had done what was necessary". Read More »

North Korea Releases Detained US Student, Rodman Visits


Warmbier's family said in a statement that he is in a coma and on his way home. "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime in North Korea". President Donald Trump would be happy with his visit, as he is trying "to accomplish something we both need". His entourage includes Joseph Terwilliger, a professor who has accompanied Rodman on previous trips to North Korea. Read More »

Baseball Turns to Terror for GOP Lawmakers


People in the video can be heard screaming at the shooter to put the gun down. It happened during a Republican practice for the Annual Congressional Baseball Game held for charity. "We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers". "I'm shaken up", says U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan of SC, "my colleagues were targeted today by somebody who wanted to kill them". Read More »

Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit

During the meeting, Modi said the two sides should tap their potential in cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in worldwide affairs, respect each other's core concerns and appropriately handle their disputes. Jaishankar, briefing the media following the bilateral talks between the two leaders. Besides India and Pakistan , other members of the regional bloc are China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan . Read More »

Korea says it freed US student over humanitarian reasons


Swedish diplomats, who represent US interests in Pyongyang , were able to check in on Warmbier recently and reported that the young American was in a coma after being stricken with what appeared to be a case of botulism. and North Korea since Donald Trump became president. Warmbier also said that he was trying to join the University of Virginia's "Z Society", which he claims encouraged him in the act as well. Read More »

Philippines says arrests senior member of IS-backed Maute group

Cruz, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Philippine authorities have earlier arrested the parents of the so-called Maute brothers who led the attack in Marawi City, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to put the southern Mindanao islands under martial rule. Read More »

SC seeks response of Centre on cattle sale notification


The apex court's notice came in the wake of a petition by a lawyer, Fahim Qureshi, saying the government's notification on the purchase and sale of cattle for slaughter was "discriminatory" and "unconstitutional" as it violated the cattle trader's right to free trade. Read More »

World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister

Fianna Fáil abstained on the vote on Mr Varadkar, which was in accordance with the party's "confidence and supply" arrangement to support the minority Fine Gael government. Varadkar's parents immigrated to Ireland from India . The outgoing taoiseach secured the job in early 2011 and led a coalition government with Labour as Ireland exited the multi-billion euro bailout brought on by the crippling banking and economic collapse. Read More »

USA attorney general Sessions clashes with Democrats, dodges Trump questions at Senate


I hope you can let this go". Sessions won't describe his conversations with President Donald Trump about the firing of FBI Director James Comey . In a dramatic and packed Senate hearing , Sessions vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". It it appeared as though Sessions had consulted with a legal team - at the Department of Justice or the White House Counsel's Office - and burning that much time at the hearing without revealing any private conversations ... Read More »

Cosby defense rests case; comedian doesn't testify

Cosby , 79, could serve 10 years in prison for the charges of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, making it possible the comedian and alumnus could be in prison for the rest of his life. McMonagle told the jury that Cosby's freedom is at stake now, not just his finances. In closing arguments in Mr Cosby's criminal trial, the lead defence attorney, Brian J. Read More »

Congress Shooting Brought Out the Best in Republicans, Democrats, and Donald Trump

Before Trump's remarks from the White House, the U.S. authorities said the gunman had been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson from Illinois, Xinhua news agency reported. His posts on social media blasted the president and Republican lawmakers, The Washington Post reported. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also speaking at the press conference, said state officials had no prior warning of any threat before the shooting. Read More »