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Trump begged NSA director to deny collusion with Russia

When pressed by a PBS reporter , Ruddy said, "I know for a fact he was under consideration and the president did talk with him in the days before he was named special counsel". 'I have no idea, ' Sessions replied. And I have to look at - when you say there's no - Judy, I think we both have to agree, so far, there's been no evidence of wrongdoing. Read More »

First Brexit talks to focus on British expats and 'divorce bill'

Mr Davis is expected to meet Mr Barnier at the Commission's headquarters in Belgian capital Brussels on Monday but it is not known how long the initial round of talks will last. "I'm not going to give a blow by blow account of how we propose to take that discussion forward", he said. The senior official at the Department for Exiting the European Union, Olly Robbins, has been in Brussels this week for preliminary talks. Read More »

ISIS media leader killed in Afghanistan


A senior media member of Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K), the Afghanistan branch of the Middle East-nased Islamist organisation, has been killed, the U.S. Over the past ten months, Afghan and USA forces have killed several Daesh leaders, including the emir of the Khorasan branch, Hafiz Sayed Khan, and his successor, Abdul Hasib. Read More »

GOPlawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'


It was Wednesday morning when Scalise joined other congressmen at a congressional baseball practice for the annual game held Thursday. "While we know there will be hard and challenging days ahead for Matt and our family, the phsycians and specialists at Matt's side expect a full recovery", the statement said. Read More »

Remainer Hammond Draws Up Plans for Soft Brexit

British officials will meet Michel Barnier, the European Union chief negotiator in Brussels on Thursday to thrash out the structure of the talks. The negotiations are scheduled to last approximately 18 months, from June to November 2018, a short period of time given the number of subjects that will need to be covered as the United Kingdom breaks free of the EU. Read More »

Fire victims in 'passionate' talks with PM

And the government did announce a 5 million-pound (about $6.4 million) fund for Grenfell victims on Friday and said it aims to rehouse people within three weeks. Twenty-four people are still in the hospital, 12 of them in critical condition. Like many other residents she has spent the days following the fire living in temporary shelters with minimal sleep, printing and distributing posters wherever she can. Read More »

Philippines: Reported casualties in ISIS attack at tourist site

The Philippine SunStar reports that the former mayor of Marawi City, Sultan Fahad Salic, is denying allegations that he provided support to the ISIS-allied Maute terror group when it attacked the city, insisting that some of his own family members are now trapped in the city. Read More »

A Special Counsel Is Investigating Donald Trump For Possibly Obstructing Justice

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing three senior intelligence officials to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. He testified that he leaked information about the notes through a friend to the Times to increase pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor after he concluded Trump's administration "defamed" him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his May 9 firing. Read More »

Scalise condition upgraded to serious

The baseball field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, is lighted as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents process the scene in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday , June 14, 2017, after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional ba. Read More »

Hung Jury: Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Ends in Mistrial

Cosby's power is back - it's back". The jurors - because of pretrial publicity in the Philadelphia area, the jurors were drawn from Pittsburgh. The jury deliberated for 52 hours. His accuser, Ms Andrea Constand , 44, a former Temple University women's basketball employee, testified that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 2004, manipulating her into taking pills that left her "frozen" and unable to stop him from touching her breasts and genitals during an evening at his suburban Philadelphia ... Read More »

Senate passes new sanctions on Russia, Iran


The bill was a response to allegations of Russian interference into the U.S. presidential election a year ago, allegations Russia has consistently denied. "This is a very, very strong piece of legislation ", Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said on the Senate floor. The two dissenting votes were Sen. Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russia probe

Pence communications director Jarrod Agen confirmed Thursday that Pence hired Richard Cullen , former us attorney who is chairman of McGuire Woods , a Washington-based law firm. It appears that decision may have played a large role in triggering special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump for possible obstruction of justice , as the Washington Post reported Wednesday night. Read More »

Schiff: 'Useless' for Trump to Fire Mueller

President Donald Trump may consider firing Robert Mueller , the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. During testimony before members of Congress on Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refused to answer a question about who directed him to write the memo President Trump cited to justify the firing of former FBI Director James Comey , saying it might be part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Read More »

Macron set for landslide win in French elections

Some 19.24 percent of voters had cast ballots by midday (1000 GMT), the interior ministry said, compared with 21.06 percent at the same time of day in the first round of 2012. The election's biggest loser, however, was the Socialist Party of Macron's predecessor as president, Francois Hollande . Others said they had not voted as they were exhausted out by the drawn-out electoral cycle, with party primaries that started previous year before the two rounds of presidential and then legislative ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Game 5 win provides flawless redemption scenario

With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House, but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet. With an average draw of just 9.29 million viewers and a 6.2 household rating, the truncated series still stands as the all-time least-watched, lowest-rated NBA Finals. Read More »

DUP leader Arlene Foster says homophobia claims are "utter nonsense"

It comes follows concerns raised this week by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams this week that the power sharing agreement could potentially impact the peace process . Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, has called for Mrs May to prioritise the economy over immigration controls. Mrs Foster arrived in Downing Street with Nigel Dodds at lunchtime for negotiations with the Prime Minister but they decamped to Parliament to allow Mrs May and the DUP's deputy leader to speak in the Commons. Read More »

United Nations chief urges Israelis, Palestinians to resume negotiations

After fifty years, the disastrous Pyrrhic repercussions of this military victory are intensifying as the occupation of the West Bank solidifies both on the ground and in the minds of many Israelis, Palestinians, and their leaders. We also work to ensure Israel's future and the viability of Israel's democracy and Jewish character through education, activism and advocacy in the United States, and by mobilizing American support for Shalom Achshav. Read More »

58 presumed dead in London tower blaze, police say

Police broke up a scuffle between members of the crowd as the Mrs May's vehicle drove off. Afterwards a man representing the group, who did not give his name, told reporters they would make a full statement "in the community ". "We are here today because you must look at that building with tears streaming down your face", one woman said as they neared the foot of the tower. Read More »

London fire: 58 missing presumed dead

It has since emerged that the USA had banned the type of cladding thought to have been used on Grenfell Tower . Grief and disbelief at seeing a tower that had been home to up to 600 people reduced to a burned-out shell turned to outrage and anger. Read More »

London tower fire death toll reaches 58

Faith leaders in London have called for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire to be rehoused in decent housing rather than sent to "cheaper places far from London ". Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. A couple of miles away in west London , several hundred protesters stormed Kensington and Chelsea council town hall. Read More »

United Kingdom police: 58 confirmed or presumed dead after London blaze

Prime Minister Theresa May had to virtually flee the church she visited in order to meet survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which has killed 30 people and injured scores of others. Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of food, water and clothing, and shelter, to survivors. Three appeals on the JustGiving site have helped to raise the 3 million pounds, and London's Evening Standard newspaper has launched a separate appeal that has raised at least 1.5 million pounds ... Read More »