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Officer injured in baseball shooting throws first pitch

A police officer mans a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017. "ATF has conducted traces on these weapons and has determined that both were purchased by the shooter from federal firearms licensees", the Capitol Police, FBI, Alexandria Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a joint statement Thursday. Read More »

Russian FM can't confirm IS leader's death

In an e-mailed statement, Army Col. Ryan Dillon said Friday: "We can not confirm these reports at this time". In Mosul, where Baghdadi proclaimed himself leader of the now capitulating caliphate, the group's presence has shrunk to a pocket of the Old City, where the United Nations says surrounded Isis fighters are holding hostage as many as 10,000 civilians. Read More »

UK's May confident on power-saving deal

On Thursday, May visited the wreckage of an apartment building in west London , where at least 17 people were killed in a fire, and ordered a public inquiry. Media reports suggested an agreement could be delayed into next week, but the spokesman said: "I certainly have heard nothing on this side to indicate that". Read More »

Justice Department statement casts scrutiny on 'anonymous allegations'

Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating. ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday. Read More »

US To Send Nearly 4000 Troops To Afghanistan

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Mattis testified to Congress that the Taliban "had a good year last year" and that "winning", which we're now not doing, is a scenario in which United States forces, working with Afghan forces, are able to provide local security after several years of "frequent skirmishing" with the Taliban and other insurgent forces. Read More »

Video Shows Otto Warmbier Prior to North Korean Arrest

The script is simple and familiar: arrest an American, hold a show trial ending with a lengthy jail term, release them in exchange for a high-profile visit - Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton have both helped free detainees in the past - which is used for domestic propaganda. Read More »

Firefighters battle blaze in industrial area of Richmond, BC

Thick, black smoke can be seen from across the region. The fire was contained but was still burning as of 3:30 p.m., and the building is expected to be completely destroyed. Access to the island from Knight Street is blocked or limited to first responders, but the bridge itself is open to traffic after it was closed temporarily. Read More »

Iran vows to measures against new US sanctions

The Senate this week approved legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities that USA legislators say are not related to the nuclear agreement. These areas include sanctions on persons involved with Iran's ballistic missile program, terrorism sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and "officials, agents, or affiliates of the IRGC", and tougher enforcement of the arms embargo on Iran. Read More »

Belleville residents react to news that shooter is one of their own

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Rep. Ron DeSantis told Fox News he left just before the shooting. All three are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which is a bloc of conservative House members. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center , a Level I Trauma Center. A 66-year-old progressive who volunteered on Vermont Sen. Read More »

Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to clinch power deal

John Major said he had serious doubts about a proposed tie-up the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which is traditionally associated with the Protestant side of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland . 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 »

Trump under probe for obstruction of justice, financial crimes?

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Mr Trump denied those allegations, saying he would be more than willing to offer his own testimony under oath . Mueller has the authority to investigate whether Trump tried to obstruct justice which is a potentially impeachable offense. Trump disputed, though, Comey's assertion he had asked for a pledge of loyalty. Coats testified that he "never felt pressure to intervene" in the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

United Kingdom and EU Brexit negotiations to start on June 19

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 . European Parliament leaders laid into May and called for Britain to say when negotiations would start. Brussels has insisted talks on the so-called divorce, taking in issues including the fee the United Kingdom will have to pay to sever its ties, must make sufficient progress before any discussion on ... Read More »

Philip Hammond: UK must be pragmatic in Brexit talks

As he entered a meeting of European Union finance ministers in Luxembourg yesterday, the Chancellor made clear that he was not giving up his battle to resist a hard Brexit. In her Lancaster House speech , Mrs May had said that the United Kingdom would not remain a member of the single market. British negotiators believe the European Union might accept such a deal because it would mean Europe's trade in goods with the United Kingdom - in which the European Union runs a surplus - would not be ... Read More »

Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes by Trump associates, the daily said, quoting unnamed United States officials. Read More »

ECB's Draghi Upgrades Outlook On Risks To 'Broadly Balanced'

It was a small verbal step toward an announcement, expected later this year, that the bank will taper and end its extraordinary monetary stimulus as growth and inflation improve. The currency bloc has been on its best economic run since the global financial crisis almost a decade ago but the European Central Bank had been expected to take a more cautious stance as the inflation rebound has yet to show a convincing upward trend. Read More »

Trump administration rips leaks surrounding Mueller probe

The Washington Post , citing unidentified officials, carried the report on Wednesday. The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. Read More »

President Trump's travel ban struck down by second appeals court

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The 9th Circuit was the court that upheld the freeze on Trump's first travel ban, and it has since become a focus of the president's ire. Trump's administration on June 1 filed emergency applications with the nine Supreme Court justices seeking to undo two different lower court rulings that blocked his March 6 order barring entry for people from Iran, Libya , Somalia, Sudan , Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the US government implements stricter visa screening. Read More »

Trump's Cuba policy and its impact on USA airlines

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And there will be no further restrictions on the types of goods that Americans can take out of Cuba , including the country's popular rum and cigars. Ironically, the Trump administration is specifically cracking down on a type of travel intended to promote the sort of cultural exchange meant to promote increased understanding between Cuba and the United States. Read More »

Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

The opening was set to take place on Monday, but was delayed amid negotiations. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street after an attack on London Bridge and Borough Market left 7 people dead and dozens injured in London , Britain, June 4, 2017. Read More »

Pemberton native locked in tight Va. primary race

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Gillespie, who was a counselor to President George W. Bush, and the new GOP in Mr. Stewart, who was pushing immigration crackdowns well before Mr. Trump and had been chairman of the Trump campaign in Virginia . "Tomorrow morning, Jill Vogel , John Adams and I begin a statewide tour where we'll take this campaign to every corner of our Commonwealth and every voter in Virginia", stated Gillespie in an email. Read More »