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Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washingt

But in a statement issued shortly after the Post report , a spokesman for Kasowitz, Mark Corallo, said: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Trump has said he was going to fire Comey no matter what, and also has acknowledged that the "Russia thing" was on his mind when he made the final termination call. Read More »

Police and Politician injured in Washington attack

The shooting happened shortly after 7 a.m., with lawmakers practicing their hitting and fielding a day before the annual charity congressional baseball game pitting Republicans against Democrats. Later, House Republican and Democratic leaders called for unity and praised the police, while Trump in an address from the White House said that the prayers of the nation and world are with Scalise. Read More »

Deputy AG: No Plans to Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller

He added that no such reason now exists. Trump is not the only one under scrutiny, Barrett said: Investigators are also looking into the finances of Trump associates. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has advised Trump to " let Robert Mueller do his job ", and even recent White House transplant Melania Trump has reportedly told her husband that keeping Mueller will speed the resolution of the Russian Federation scandal. Read More »

Northern Ireland's DUP says talks with Conservatives to continue in London

May lost her parliamentary majority in last week's election and is now desperately seeking the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party . "We are united in our total condemnation of terrorism and our commitment to stamp out this evil", May said ahead of her visit. As European leaders tried to fathom exactly how Britain would begin the negotiations, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany wanted a Brexit deal that would ... Read More »

Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting

He was wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police at the scene and later died. "He was in the outfield", Williams said about Barth during a news conference on Wednesday. The shooting happened shortly after 7 a.m. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. Duncan said that as he left the field, the man who would later open fire approached him in the parking lot. Read More »

Trump 'investigated for obstruction of justice' in Russian Federation probe

Ruddy said on PBS NewsHour he thought Trump considering terminating the special counsel was, "pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently". Now Mr. Gingrich has been joined in this chorus by a Trump confidant and golf-buddy, the President of Newsmax, who says the President is contemplating firing Mueller. Read More »

No deal yet between Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

There is May, not pretending any more she is on top of the situation, and Jeremy Corbyn the leader of the successful major opposition who has predicted a new election possibly within the year. But even if that game goes into extra time , European Union leaders are making clear to May that there can be no extension to the two-year period of negotiation before Britain must leave Europe in March 2019. Read More »

Tillerson: US committed to 'One China' policy, also Taiwan

Tillerson defended a White House plan for a US Aid and State Department budget of $37.6 billion at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Tuesday. The sanctions measure has been attached to a bill imposing penalties on Iran that the Senate is now debating and which also has strong bipartisan support. Read More »

Winning ticket sold in California for $448M Powerball jackpot

The other option of a lump-sum payout would reduce the cash prize to $279 million. Matthew Alberre owns Marietta Liquor & Deli in southern California's Riverside County with his father, Alberre Alberre. Times . California is one of 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, that participate in Powerball. He says they were grateful to receive news that their store sold the ticket. Read More »

Two Australians confirmed dead in London terror attack

They said she ran towards where the attack had taken place to help others already injured. The family of an Australian woman who has been missing since the attack said they are "bracing for the worst", Australian media have reported. I managed to escape, but my friend Alexandre didn't have a chance. Ms Fletcher wrote on the page that the money raised would be used to get Ms Zelenak's mother and father from Australia to London and accommodate them while they searched for their daughter. Read More »

Don´t waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

He also told BBC radio that the government would "walk away" without a deal if the talks break down on ending Britain's four-decade membership of the European bloc. It was a surprise move - Mr Gove was sacked as justice minister by Mrs May previous year after his bid to become party leader forced now-foreign minister Boris Johnson from the race, amid accusations of treachery and political backstabbing. Read More »

Britain, EU in suspense

Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". France's Macron said the EU's door was still open for Britain as long as the negotiations were not finished, but that it would be hard to reverse course. Read More »

Donald Trump investigated for possible obstruction of justice

The probe by special counsel Robert Mueller , a former FBI chief, "marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin", The Washington Post reported . Read More »

U.S. warships in Qatar for military drill

Khalid al-Attiyah to discuss concluding steps in finalizing the Foreign Military Sales purchase of US-manufactured F-15 fighter aircraft by the State of Qatar ". Mattis has described Qatar as "moving in the right direction", while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said called for Arab Gulf nations to remain united . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes turned a corner with Canadian Grand Prix win

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Ahead of the midfield action, Hamilton was comfortable throughout and closed Vettel's championship lead to 12 points, while Mercedes moved ahead of Ferrari by eight points in the constructors' championship. After an early setback, Sebastien Vettel clawed back fourth place in Montreal. Not feeling the damage at slow speed during the caution, Vettel waited to replace the wing until Lap 5 and fell to the back of the pack. Read More »

White House Denies Trump Wants Mueller Out, But Heat Is On

Trump has made no decision to act against Mueller and insists that he knows the risks of doing so but people close to the president say Trump is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised, The New York Times said . Read More »

Sessions to face sharp questions from Senate panel on Russia contacts

Sessions undermined that timeline he laid out later in the hearing, testifying that he realized "over time " that he was close enough to the Trump campaign that recusal was a necessary step. Sessions is the most senior member of Trump's administration caught up in the Russian Federation controversy. We're continuing our coverage of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony today in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction

BARRETT: Well, as you may remember last week from former FBI Director Comey's testimony , President Trump had been told for months and months that he was not under investigation. The Post said both men refused the president's request. The crime of obstruction of justice could lead to a move to impeach Trump in Congress , something that some Democratic lawmakers have called for, provided that the unfolding facts prove that to be warranted. Read More »

Donald Trump 'investigated over obstruction of justice'

In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign associates' possible ties to Russia. Read More »

Family of freed student adjusting to 'different reality'

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. "I'm just here to see some friends and have a good time", he said. However, shortly after arriving in North Korea a state press announced that American student Otto Warmbier will be released for "humanitarian" reasons. Read More »

Two pilots of missing Malaysian military aircraft found dead

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In a statement, the RMAF said the Hawk 108 plane had taken off from the Kuantan air force base at 11 a.m., and lost contact half an hour later, reports The Star daily. The last mishap involving a Malaysian-owned Hawk fighter jet was a 2003 jet crash off the coast of Kuantan during a training flight, killing both occupants. Read More »

USA senators agree on law for fresh Russian Federation sanctions

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But changed his standing last month when he said he needed to see progress with Russian Federation or else sanction measures will be proposed by his panel. The agreement, which passed through the Senate's Banking and Foreign Relations Committees, would add new and tougher sanctions against the Russian government for the invasion of Crimea in 2014, its cyber warfare campaign during the presidential campaign a year ago, and its support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

What To Know About The Russian Ambassador Who Courted The Trump Team

Trump abruptly fired Comey , ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. Comey testified publicly last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of reasons it would be problematic for Sessions to remain involved in the probe before he recused himself. Read More »