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EU says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks

Philip Hammond , U.K. finance minister, dodged three questions from journalists on whether the U.K. will want to retain access to the EU's single market . While she is ultimately expected to reach a deal, a source in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) told Reuters that an agreement to support her minority government was not likely before next week. Read More »

IL farm groups against Trump's Cuba order

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Trump aides say Obama's efforts amounted to "appeasement" and have done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban government financially. Chesimard was sentenced to life in prison but escaped in November 1979 and eventually traveled to Cuba. Run by Luis Rodriguez Lopez-Callejas, son-in-law of Cuba's President Raul Castro , GAESA is involved in joint ventures with several foreign firms that have driven a tourism boom on the island, including the Marriott ... Read More »

The reasons behind Trump's 'witch hunt' investigation tweets

Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey. Read More »

USA congressman's condition improves but still critical after shooting

Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot at a practice for the annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. "The round fragmented and gave substantial damage to bones, internal organs, and blood vessels". he was as critical as you can be when he came in". Scalise was among five people wounded when a shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing on a diamond in suburban Alexandria, Va. Read More »

UK's May pledges $6.4 million for fire survivors

On Friday fire crews again used water to damp down the charred building as they began a third day of picking through the tower's charred remains. Officials on Friday increased the death toll from 17 to 30, with numerous missing still unaccounted for. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

Congress members and aides watched Mr Scalise drag himself through the dirt field after he was shot, leaving a trail of blood behind him. "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Trump made a surprise visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center around sunset Wednesday. The US Capitol Police said Hodgkinson used a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle in the shooting , and traces run by investigators showed he evidently acquired the weapons legally. Read More »

USA lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago. Scalise was shot during a practice of the Republican baseball team in preparation for a traditional charity game between both parties in Congress. Read More »

Trump says he is being investigated over Comey firing

The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller is investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he suggested Comey drop an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn , Trump's former national security adviser, as well as when he fired Comey. Read More »

Queen praises a country 'resolute in the face of adversity'

She said: "Today is traditionally a day of celebration". "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday. The Queen has released a statement following the Grenfell Tower Fire. As well as that, she paid tribute to the bravery of the emergency services and the generosity of the community. Read More »

Steph Curry, the Warriors aren't interested in visiting the White House

The Warriors proved they could win no matter who was leading them on the sideline, they were going to win games - going 16-1 in the entire postseason with that one loss coming in Game Four of the Finals against the Cavaliers . There might be somebody different in (office). ". All I know is I personally will do the right thing for me". "We're going to keep you safe". Iguodala also said he believed that Trump has made the racial divide in the country worse since he was sworn in. Read More »

Kabul bombing: Triple blasts at funeral of protester 'killed by police'

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Wednesday's massive suicide truck bombing near the German embassy and near the Presidential Palace was one of the deadliest attacks to hit the capital in recent years, killing 90 and wounding more than 400. The blasts also drew a call from Tadamichi Yamamoto, the United Nations' special envoy to Afghanistan, for "urgent measures to halt the cycle of violence". Read More »

Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

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The source who spoke to CNN would not say that the investigators were talking to the senior intelligence officials specifically about conversations they had with the President about the investigation, or other aspects of the investigation which also includes examining Russian meddling in the election and possible coordination with associates of Trump. Read More »

Democrats' Baseball Team Pictured Praying After Learning Republican Colleagues Were Shot

For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. His most recent surgery was aimed at healing internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. The Democratic side won in a blowout, but the game was played in Scalise's honor with lawmakers of both parties dressed in purple in recognition of Scalise's Louisiana State University affiliation. Read More »

How Do Texas Voters Feel About Trump?

Republicans were also much less likely than Democrats to think Russian Federation influenced the 2016 presidential election, with only 9 percent of Republicans compared with 75 percent of Democrats taking that view. The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 4.1 percentage points for all of the individuals surveyed. Rather than focus on the AP poll, however, Trump shared a recent Rasmussen poll, which put his approval rating at 50 percent-far higher than the AP poll's finding or the ... Read More »

Officer acquitted in Castile shooting; hundreds protest

Castile is fatally shot after Yanez stops his auto in Falcon Heights. Castile's shooting was among a string of killings of blacks by police around the USA, and the livestreaming of its aftermath by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , attracted even more attention. Read More »

Scotland win thriller against Australia

It was was a case of poor Wallabies execution combined with enormous Scottish defensive pressure at the end of the match that managed to hold out the Wallabies attacking raids and hold on for a five-point win, their first ever in Sydney. Read More »

Doctors 'encouraged' by Scalise's improvement

Because Scalise is a member of House leadership, Capitol Police were present at the field. "He will be in the hospital for a considerable period of time , presumably weeks", said Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , who spoke Friday about the Louisiana Republican who remains in critical condition at the hospital in the District. Read More »

Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller

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She asked whether he has seen "any evidence of good cause" to fire Mueller. In fact, the chain of command for the special counsel is only directly to the Attorney General or in this case the Acting Attorney General. Republicans in Congress are also shaking off the notion that Trump could fire Mueller. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". Read More »

Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

But speculating now on different kinds of trade pact - on "soft Brexit" or "hard" - is to put cart before horse, they say. The EU's executive Commission said in a statement Friday that the first round of negotiations in Brussels will be part of a "sequenced approach to the talks". Read More »

Trump ally Newt Gingrich calls fairness of Robert Mueller into question

The Wisconsin Republican commented in response to a Trump friend, Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax, who suggested Monday night that the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. But after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey last week, Gingrich said he'd changed his mind. In appointing Mueller last month, Rosenstein said that the "public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who ... Read More »