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U.S. lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

He says, "They ran right into the fire" and saved a lot of lives. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-San Francisco, called it "an injury in the family". The California Democrat notes that she herself is now featured in millions of dollars of attack ads running in a Georgia House district where there's a hard-fought special election next week. Read More »

British election deal puts Irish peace at risk

Adams added: "We will oppose any deal which undermines the Good Friday agreement ". Northern Ireland's five political parties are set to meet with the Prime Minister Theresa May and Secretary of State James Brokenshire at Downing Street today. Read More »

Israel and PA Rebuff US Claim That Palestinians Will Stop Terror Payments

Lawmakers want to know where the administration stands after Trump seemed to side with Saudi Arabia and its allies in a dispute with Qatar, contradicting Tillerson, who sought to ease differences between the USA partners. Ties have been strained by differences over Syria, Ukraine and allegations, denied by Moscow, of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 USA presidential election. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's husband tears into Trump

Trump's tweets have put the U.S. justice department and his aides in a seemingly impossible position: Trying to characterise the executive order as something other than a "travel ban" while the USA president loudly proclaims otherwise to his millions of Twitter followers. Read More »

Fury as death toll rises in London blaze

Protesters were seen clutching '"wanted" posters bearing the face of Robert Black, Chief Executive of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation. Police have said it could take months to search the building and some victims might never be identified. "Just tell them!" said local resident Karen Brown, 36. Read More »

Chuck Schumer trolls Trump with parody of Cabinet meeting

Mr Trump has yet to sign any major legislation and his White House has been buffeted by legal and ethical questions surrounding the investigation into his campaign's possible links to Russian Federation and his firing of the FBI director who had been leading that inquiry. Read More »

Talks about Brexit talks, but no date for negotiation

Mr Barnier is due to report back to leaders of the 27 other EU states on Thursday to review progress ahead of a two-day summit of the European Council attended by Theresa May which starts later that day. There are also differences over the other priority issue for Brussels - securing the rights of 3 million European Union citizens living in Britain - but diplomats see those as less problematic. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire protesters storm Kensington and Chelsea town hall

Theresa May visited survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in hospital, as allies defended her against claims that she was failing to engage with those affected by the tragedy. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid pledged to evacuate residents from high-rise blocks if fire safety chiefs deemed such a move necessary as attention continued to focus on the aluminium and plastic panels through which the devastating fire appeared to spread in the early hours of Wednesday. Read More »

Egyptian court sentences 31 to death in prosecutor's case


Barakat was the highest-ranking state official killed by militants in recent years. In June 2015, Barakat was killed in a Cairo bomb attack that struck his convoy in the upscale eastern Cairo district of Heliopolis. The defendants said they were forced to confess under torture and their lawyers asked that they be medically examined. The sentence will be considered by the Grand Mufti, the country's top religious authority, and the final verdict delivered on 22 July. Read More »

Search on for 7 Navy crew after ship damaged in collision

Navy chief Admiral John Richardson said US Navy, Japanese maritime defence vessels and the Japanese coastguard were working to stabilise the badly-damaged ship. She said she last communicated with him via Facebook messenger on Wednesday. Coast Guard spokesman Yuichi Sugino said coast guard patrol ships and aircraft were headed to the scene but said that no further details were immediately available. Read More »

Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 31 dead


Survivors described harrowing scenes of patrons hiding under tables and behind curtains as the five gunmen hunted for victims in the darkened Pizza House restaurant. "They forced those fleeing the site to go inside", witness Nur Yasin told the AP. "The holy month of Ramadan is a time of peace and compassion; the attackers have shown cynical contempt for this, and set back the prospect for a peaceful solution to Somalia's problems". Read More »

Trump's deputy attorney general Rosenstein issues cryptic statement about anonymous sources

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a statement Thursday night warning Americans against believing news stories attributed to anonymous sources, hours before he appeared to be the target of a presidential tweetstorm . Bush. The Russia investigation has already put the Justice Department in an unusual position. Trump has expressed increasing dissatisfaction with the Justice Department since Mueller's appointment. Read More »

Trump Calls Health Care Bill He Celebrated in the Rose Garden 'Mean'

John Thune , R-S.D., who attended the meeting, said . Democrats need to pick up 24 seats to take the House . But Trump made clear that the Senate needs to pass a bill that Republicans are able to more easily defend and is not viewed as an attack on low-income Americans as the House bill has been portrayed by critics, Politico reported . Read More »

EPS for Blackstone Group LP (BX) Expected At $0.61

About 5.18M shares traded. The Blackstone Group L.P. had a net margin of 21.87% and a return on equity of 17.90%. It has underperformed by 30.22% the S&P500. They expect $0.61 earnings per share, up 38.64% or $0.17 from last year's $0.44 per share. Orgenesis a regenerative therapy company. Aviance Capital Partners Ltd invested in 0.33% or 34,135 shares. Read More »

Donald Trump Is Steadily Becoming More Unbalanced Every Day

Trump's decision to go after Rosenstein sparked widespread speculation in Washington that he may dismiss the deputy attorney general in yet another attempt to get past the Russian Federation investigation, although the likely effect of such a step would be to ignite a new political firestorm and claims that the President is abusing his power and mounting a coverup. Read More »

Death toll in London inferno rises to 30


A criminal investigation has been launched, CNN reported . A woman stands by missing person posters near The Grenfell Tower block, destroyed by fire, in north Kensington , West London , Britain June 16, 2017 . "This will be about providing as best as we possibly can answers for those who have been so deeply and tragically affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower ". Read More »

Bipartisan Love is On Deck for Congressional Baseball Game

Democrats sent the trophy they earned to Scalise's office after the game. Scalise is a member of the team and had been fielding balls at second base in preparation for the game when he was shot. on our democracy". It's a visible reminder of the attack that's bridged political parties, even as the game goes on. There's a promise of packed seats as legislators take a fierce rivalry off the political main stage and onto the diamond inside Washington Nationals Park. Read More »

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

Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. "The members of Congress, the staff and the volunteers who were out at practice this morning care deeply about the causes they play to benefit", game organizers said in a statement released Wednesday. Read More »

Mark Walker's emotional reaction to GOP baseball shooting


Hodgkinson, from IL, died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Capitol Hill police. He suffered injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip on a baseball field where he and other politicians were practising for the charity game. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: Cab driver woke neighbours to say fridge had exploded

A young Syrian refugee was identified on Thursday as one of the first victims of the huge fire which gutted the apartment block in west London earlier this week. He added: "We would like the chief executive of the council to make public commitments on what the council is going to do for the victims of this borough, and for all the other buildings in the borough that could stand the same fate at Grenfell Towers ". Read More »