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Hodgkinson had raged against Trump on social media and was a member of anti-Republican groups on Facebook including, "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and " Donald Trump is not my President", a search of his Facebook profile showed. Read More »

United States oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices

Late last month, OPEC said that it would extend an 1.8 million-barrel-a-day (B/D) cut to oil output by nine months through March 2018, but Fesharaki believes that this is not enough to stabilize prices. Brent crude oil fell by 28 cents to $48.44 a barrel by 1330 GMT, while United States crude futures were down 29 cents on the day at $46.17. The oil research firm noted that the considerable drop in Brent futures prices, soon after the OPEC's meeting in May 25, this year, was mainly ... Read More »

London flats' fire death toll rises to 17, many still missing

Seventeen people were so far confirmed to have died in the inferno in Notting Hill but it could be weeks before the final death toll is established. Meanwhile, Merton Council said it was "seeking reassurances from the housing association Clarion Housing Group, and other housing associations that own and manage homes in Merton, that their fire safety measures are robust and comprehensive to ensure the safety of residents". Read More »

Death toll from London blaze expected to rise

She said the cause of the blaze was not yet known and was being investigated. Sky News Correspondent Mark White, who is on the Latimer Road side of the tower block, reported the fire has now "for the most part died down" but "every now and again there's still an eruption of flames from one of the window". Read More »

Malaysia Airlines Passenger Cockpit Attempt Disrupts Flight

Australian police said they checked that there was no bomb, and the incident is not being treated as terror related. "Everyone on board is safe", Aziz added . Armed security personnel entered the plane to remove the man and escort other passengers off the aircraft, he said. The staff screamed out, 'I need some help, I need some help'. Read More »

Neighbors describe Virginia Shooter James Hodgkinson as isolated, reckless

A FBI Evidence Response Team inspects the third base side of the baseball field in Alexandria , Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , where a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practic. Sanders said, "I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". Scalise, a representative from the southern state of Louisiana elected to Congress in 2008, heads the conservative House caucus known as the Republican Study Committee. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise


The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. It was unclear whether he had emerged from surgery as of mid-day Thursday. "We would have been able to defend ourselves and come to the aid of the ( Capitol) Police, who were extraordinary ", added Palmer. Roger Williams , was also wounded in the shooting. Read More »

Mosul displaced hit by food poisoning

He said around 100 of those affected required serious treatment after the iftar meal, which breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. "The police authorities are now carrying out an investigation into the incident", the UNHCR said in a statement on Facebook Tuesday . The camp is of one 12 established by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide shelter to now 316,000 internally displaced Iraqis near Mosul. Read More »

Donald Trump now being investigated over alleged obstruction of justice

Donald Trump responded angrily to revelations he is under criminal investigation Thursday, deriding a "witch hunt" against him led by some "very bad" people. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal ", Kasowitz said via a spokesman. The Justice Department's special counsel investigation into connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and administration has broadened to include an examination of President Trump ... Read More »

Trump calls for unity after shooting


The incident happened on Wednesday and left Congressman Scalise in critical condition. He added that his thoughts and prayers are with Steve Scalise, Capitol Police officers and congressional staffer all injured in the shooting. Texas Rep. Roger Williams said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot but was doing well and expected to fully recover. Another victim, lobbyist Matt Mika, is in critical condition as of Thursday morning, according to a statement from his family. Read More »

Trump says Congressman Scalise 'in some trouble' after shooting


Scalise was in critical condition after suffering damage to internal organs, and his injuries will require additional operations, according to a MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical update late Wednesday. "We had nothing but baseball bats to fight back against a rifle with", Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said. Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. Read More »

Prime Minister To Hold Talks With NI's Five Main Parties

While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have baulked at some of the practical implications of a so-call hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland. Read More »

Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

The measure calls for strengthening current sanctions and imposing new ones on a broad range of people, including Russians engaged in corruption, individuals responsible for human rights abuses and anyone supplying weapons to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read More »

Steve Scalise to undergo third surgery from gunshot in mass shooting


The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson , a vocal opponent of President Trump and the Republican party, died after a shootout with police . An acquaintance of the suspect confirmed that he had campaigned for Sanders during the election. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. Earlier Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray. "The guy's down to a handgun, he dropped his rifle, they shoot him, I go over there, they put him in handcuffs", Conaway said, ... Read More »

Trump visits wounded congressman in hospital


Accompanied by his wife, Trump arrived around sunset for the surprise visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center . "The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". Scalise, his family and all of those injured". "If you belong to the gym, they think 'well, that's a perk you shouldn't have, '" said Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, the manager of the Democratic team . Read More »

Gun used in Scalise shooting was legally purchased assault rifle


Multiple bones were fractured as well. Mr Trump spoke to the House of Representatives majority whip's family during a visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Centre on Wednesday evening. "We understand he is lucky to be alive and we owe it to these unbelievable individuals and Matt's fighting spirit and grit". The charities are the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington , Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and, after Wednesday's shooting, the Capitol ... Read More »

Gun debate under Trump tested by congressman's shooting


Gun violence has steadily risen climbed the ranks of top killers of young Americans, although it may still stand behind overdose deaths in the U.S. He said that's because his staff member who was in a auto near the field is typically armed in the representative's home state and would have had a "clear shot at him". Read More »

Video captures chaos of shooting at GOP baseball practice


Noah Nathan happened to be walking his dog Wednesday morning near the Alexandria, Virginia park where several dozen members of Congress were targeted by an IL gunman, and videotaped the shootout between the gunman and Capitol Police. I could see, from what I understand now, the congressman in the outfield. It took a long time. About three minutes into the video, you can hear several people yelling "stay down". Read More »

Tillerson asks for 'flexibility' in Russian sanctions

Asked about USA foreign policy going forward, specifically pertaining to the Palestinian Authority's policy of paying terrorists, Tillerson said that both he and Trump discussed the issue with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during their recent meetings in Washington and Bethlehem. Read More »

Most Think Trump Interfered With Russia Investigation

While the Justice Department appointed Mueller to investigate Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election - and any "collusion" with the Trump campaign - his assignment also includes "any matters that arose or may arise" from the Russia probe . Read More »

Trump slams widening Mueller probe


It cited five people briefed on the requests who spoke on condition of anonymity. Coats will also meet with members of the Senate intelligence committee Thursday, one week after his tense grilling by the panel, according to a committee source. Read More »