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Turkey's Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as 'inhumane', like a 'death penalty'

TRT World's Nicole Johnston has more from Doha. Doha has said the severing of trade and transport ties are hurting the country's inhabitants. "He can't leave his country when it is under embargo", the minister said. Qatar's sovereign credit strength will be hurt primarily on higher funding costs, while a pickup in foreign investment outflows would drain foreign-exchange reserves, it said. Read More »

Trump acknowledges he's target of probe, criticizes Justice Department official on Twitter

It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. When asked about it Friday, the vice president dismissed it as "routine". US employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. Read More »

London fire: 58 missing people presumed dead after Grenfell Tower disaster

British Prime Minister Theresa May , facing criticism for the government's handling of the disaster, met Saturday with a small group of fire survivors invited to her official residence at 10 Downing Street. The fire broke out at the 24-storey block, which contained 120 one and two-bedroom flats, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Two boys look posters of people missing in the Grenfell apartment tower block fire in North Kensington, London , Britain , June 17, 2017 . Read More »

58 feared dead in London fire

May was criticised on Thursday when she visited disaster site as her approach was pictorially very different to that of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn . The area surrounding the tower has been plastered by desperate relatives with pictures of the missing - from grandparents to young children. Firefighters were using drones and sniffer dogs to search the blackened tower, as some of the upper floors have not yet been made safe. Read More »

London protesters demand answers over fire tragedy

All the rest are homeless. Some victims of the inferno may never be identified, the Met's commander Stuart Cundy said. Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this. The timing of the fire - after the recent deadly attacks in Manchester and London - also doesn't help. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited with people affected by the fire Friday at a makeshift gathering place to counsel friends and ... Read More »

Trump lashes out at Russian Federation probe revelation

In other words: the slate of dirty tricks that US intelligence agencies say Russia's spy services pulled on the United States, including cyberattacks on elections systems and American political figures and some of their top aides. In his latest tweet, the president seemed to confirm he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence's confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in ... Read More »

Jobs and economy must take priority in Brexit talks - Hammond

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This would result in the United Kingdom remaining a member of the Customs Union, the European Court of Justice having a limited say over British law, and a trade deal that allows Britain access to the Single Market in exchange for accepting the free movement of people. Read More »

'Sombre' Britain prepares for historic Brexit talks

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. Brexit Secretary David Davis will meet with the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier at 11am local time in Brussels on Monday to begin more than seven hours of official talks. Read More »

Death toll from London inferno rises to 58

At least 58 people may have died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower housing over 100 families in west London , police said today, warning that the number "may increase". In a television interview on Friday, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood. She said she has ordered daily progress reports on housing for those affected, and vowed the public inquiry into the disaster will be "open and transparent". Read More »

Trump confirms he is being investigated over firing of FBI director

Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a " witch hunt ". "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said. Mueller has been choosing his own staff, tapping top legal minds from inside and outside the Justice Department . The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is calling on Congress to "unite to stop" President Donald Trump if he tries to fire Deputy ... Read More »

Cuba denounces Donald Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

It was a policy shift by the USA government towards Cuba . Reversing former leader Barack Obama's detente with Cuba's communist government, Trump ordered stricter regulations on American travelers and a clampdown on United States business dealings with the Caribbean island's military. Read More »

Navy stops search for 7 missing sailors after bodies found

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As of 2 p.m. local time on Sunday, Aucoin said they had discontinued search and rescue. Several other USA crew members were injured in the accident and had to be evacuated by air to hospital, including the vessel's commanding officer Bryce Benson, who is "undergoing treatment", Aucoin said. Read More »

Is Jared Kushner Becoming The Center Of Russia Investigation?

The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking yet more political oxygen out of the West Wing. President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Friday that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, claiming that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. Read More »

More Bad News For Jared Kushner as Mueller Follows the Money

Last month, Rosenstein sent a memo to Trump raising concerns over FBI Director James Comey - concerns the White House then cited as a central reason for Comey's firing. Rosenstein , whose by-the-book reputation was promoted by administration officials before he was confirmed in April as the nation's second-ranking law enforcement officer, has become an unexpectedly prominent figure in the controversy swirling around the White House. Read More »

Police identify third suspect in London Bridge attack

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The third man suspected of carrying out Saturday's deadly attack in central London was an Italian-Morrocan who was arrested previous year on suspicion of trying to reach Syria. French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that a third French victim has been identified among those killed in the London Bridge van-and-stabbing attack in London . Read More »

Trump Under Investigation for Firing FBI Director James Comey

And as Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) declared in a tweet Thursday, "If Trump fired Mueller (he'd also have to fire Dep AG Rosenstein ), it would be an 11 on the Richter scale of #obstructionofjustice ". But soon after the abrupt termination, Trump told NBC News that he had been going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendations. Attorney General Jeff Sessions decried such leaks in Senate testimony he gave on Tuesday. Read More »

Philippines pounds militants as death toll passes 300

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And gaming giants Ubisoft, Bandai-Namco, Sony, Bethesda, Nintendo and Microsoft went full-force at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 in Los Angeles . Abella said: "I'm not privy to those matters but I'm sure he's checked with his own experts". Duterte was last seen on June 11 in the southern city of Cagayan de Oro, visiting soldiers wounded in the fighting with Islamic State group-styled gunmen in Marawi. Read More »

Trump lashes out at 'phony story'

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by The Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice. On Thursday afternoon, Trump sent two tweets attacking his former opponent. On Thursday an aide to Vice-President Mike Pence revealed he was hiring Richard Cullen - a veteran of the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida - as a private lawyer. Read More »

The Queen acknowledges 'very sombre national mood' after Grenfell fire

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She also said that more staff will be made available to residents to help offer advice and support as well as requesting daily reports on the housing situation. May announced a £5 million package to help the victims, and promised to re-house majority in the Kensington and Chelsea borough. The Labour leader also voiced concerns that everyone who lives in a high-rise flat like Grenfell Tower will be asking about how safe they are, and asked the government to give assurances to residents. Read More »

As Russia Probe Widens, Special Counsel Builds Up Team

Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit - and potentially end - his presidency. Read More »

Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

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Scalise was the most seriously injured of the four people Hodgkinson shot Wednesday morning. He was shot only once, but the high-powered-rifle round traveled from his left hip across his pelvis and shattered when it struck bone. The announcer's mention of Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack Wednesday, brought the masses to their feet. "You see some of the evidence about the shooter coming out and his politics - his politics were his religion", Davis ... Read More »

Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

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Nor did he deny that he has entered the miniscule ranks of sitting presidents who have become subjects of criminal investigations. But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved. Read More »