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Iran says Saudi supports militants on its turf after attacks

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Khamenei said Iran had no intention of normalizing ties with the United States . "Our country has been facing the devil phenomenon of terrorism and many have been martyred in the frontline of war against terrorists", he said during a session of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution. Read More »

Trump Considering Firing Special Counsel? Just Another Example Of Stirring The Pot

In response, press secretary Sean Spicer issued a brief statement, claiming Ruddy "never spoke to the President regarding" the special counsel, and that "only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment". The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller , who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Donald Trump, Melania visit wounded Congressman Steve Scalise in hospital

The House's top Democrat , Nancy Pelosi, echoed Ryan's message. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, headed into surgery at a hospital in Washington at 10 a.m., according to a statement from his office . As terrible as it was, it could have been much worse. Five people were shot, including two Capitol Hill Police Officers and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . Read More »

Sinn Féin protests to Theresa May over Tory-DUP link

At least six people died and dozens were injured when a massive fire tore through a 24-storey London apartment block overnight, a fresh blow to the capital less than two weeks after the London Bridge terror attack. Pressure on Mrs May to change her approach also came from Tory predecessors David Cameron and John Major. The performance of the British economy could also influence perceptions: Data on Wednesday showed average weekly pay in the three months to April was down 0.4 percent, ... Read More »

Germany's Merkel says European Union ready to negotiate Brexit, no change seen

May said late on Wednesday that the talks were continuing, but that a fire that devastated a 24-storey tower block in London , killing at least 12 people, had taken priority. "But this is a decision for the British parliament and the British people on whether they want this door to be wide open again or whether, after making such a decision, they say, 'Let's consider how we can use some portions of this openness, but others perhaps not."' Gabriel said. Read More »

Special counsel investigating Pres

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Daniel Coats , the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett, the NSA's recently departed deputy director, have agreed to meet with Mueller's investigators as early as next week. Read More »

Deceased Suspect In Shooting Of GOP Congressman ID'd, Was Sanders Campaign Volunteer

James T. Hodgkinson , who was 66, was fatally shot by police. Two Capitol Police officers were reported to be in "good condition" after being shot during the incident, said Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. Ron DeSantis and South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, also said that a man who looked like the shooter had asked them before the shooting if the players were Republicans or Democrats . Read More »

Jared Kushner to Meet With Senate Intel Committee Staffers

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Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing. "I will defend the integrity of that investigation". Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out". Read More »

Hometown pleased that student has returned from North Korea

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He was given a sleeping pill after becoming ill after his trial a year ago and did not wake up, North Korea said . Richardson has played a role in past negotiations with North Korea. U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon talks to journalists after meeting with Japan's National Security Council Chief Shotaro Yachi at the prime minister's office Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Tokyo. Read More »

Sessions' Testimony in 7 Minutes

Sessions told the senators on the committee that he was protecting the president's future right to invoke executive privilege , and that by not revealing conversations with the president, he was adhering to "long-standing policy". The attorney general has recused himself from the Russia investigation - a decision he sought to cast on Tuesday as resulting from his role on the Trump campaign, rather than because of any inappropriate interaction with Russian officials . Read More »

Bacsinszky downs French favourite Mladenovic

FACT OF THE DAY: Monica Seles in 1990, at 16 years and six months, and Michael Chang in 1989, at 17 years and three months, are the youngest winners of the French Open . Play has started in the French Open women's quarterfinals. Next came perhaps the game of the match, a 12-minute triumph of quality and touch over adversity. Read More »

Trump makes surprise visit to hospital treating hurt congressman

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He said Scalise dragged himself into the outfield to get farther away from the shooting . He was out of surgery but remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Hodgkinson at one point volunteered for his 2016 presidential campaign. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". Read More »

Ireland elects first gay Prime Minister Leo Varadkar

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His first official act was to propose suspension of the Dail for four hours while he travelled to Aras an Uachtarain to be officially appointed to the office by President Michael D Higgins . Some 45 parliamentarians abstained in the vote. Mr Kenny announced last month he was stepping down after 15 years leading Fine Gael and six years as Taoiseach . Read More »

White Senators Can't Stop Interrupting Kamala Harris

Had Sessions been his predecessor, he would have simply said, "Yeah we met in private ... we talked about our grandchildren". Mr. Sessions , a former senator from Alabama, went before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday supposedly to testify on issues surrounding Russia's interference with the presidential election, particularly whether President Donald Trump's campaign, for which he was a surrogate, colluded in that effort, and on the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation ... Read More »

In his dealings with Trump, Comey was no hero

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Mr Comey also said Mr Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the president, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "It is overwhelmingly clear that there have been and continue to be those in government who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications", Kasowitz said during Thursday's press conference. Read More »

Rebel Wilson Wins Defamation Case Against Magazine Publisher

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Rebel Wilson sued Bauer Media , the publisher of Women's Day , over a series of articles she alleges portrayed her as a serial liar and cost her movie roles in Hollywood. But Wilson said outside the court that it was not about the money. "To me, it's not about the number". The articles claimed to reveal the truth about Wilson's "real name, age and childhood". Read More »

Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Grassley announced the investigation in a letter to California Sen. The newspaper's story was met with a furious reaction from Trump's personal lawyer and the Republican National Committee. Read More »

President visits Scalise in hospital

A lobbyist, a congressional aide and a Capitol Police officer also were shot , while a second officer was struck by shrapnel. The gunman, 66-year-old James T Hodgkinson, from IL, was shot by police after a gun battle and later died. Nathan told the New York Post that he filmed the video from the dog park next to Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, where the GOP congressmen were practicing. Read More »

Theresa May to hold crunch talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster

The draft agreement could indicate potential sticking points in the anticipated "confidence and supply" arrangement between the parties, stating that DUP MPs will vote with the Government on all matters - except devolved issues, matters relating only to Northern Ireland and, crucially, welfare reforms. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

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The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. "The suggestion that I participated in any collusion, that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country, which I have served with honor for 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie", Sessions told senators. Read More »

USA sign Boeing F-15QA deal

The announcement comes after a week of somewhat mixed messages from the Trump administration regarding the spat between Doha and number of Arab nations. "This agreement underscores the longstanding commitment of the State of Qatar in jointly working with our friends and allies in the U.S.", a media quoted al-Attiyah as saying in the statement. Read More »

North Korea fires four anti-ship cruise missiles

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This latest missile launch is the fourth test-firing conducted in a month, and was claimed by the South Korean military to be a demonstration of North Korea's "precise targeting capability ", reported CNN . United States ally South Korea said on Wednesday it would hold off on installing remaining elements of the THAAD system, which China strongly objects to, until the environmental study was completed. Read More »