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Trump Not Under Investigation for Obstruction, Lawyer Tells NBC

Sekulow then blamed Twitter's 140 characters per tweet limit (which he identified incorrectly as 141 characters) for not allowing Trump to be more clear, although the president has tweeted multi-part statements before. 'This is not some complicated case'. 'I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! His morning missive apparently referred to Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general whose role leading the federal investigation ... Read More »

Britain says Brexit talks to begin in Brussels on Monday

The first round of talks on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will start next Monday, the Government has announced. According to ITV's Robert Peston , a source within the DUP "was very keen to be quoted" as saying that his party "completely backs [May's] vision of Brexit " - and not that of her Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond . Read More »

Israeli Police Officer Killed In Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

The detentions came after Friday's attack on police officers near the Old City, according to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. The Prime Minister's Office then made a decision to halt all special Palestinian entry permits to Israel issued for Ramadan, though worshipers from within the Green Line can continue to access the Aksa Mosque compound as usual. Read More »

President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation

That is why investigators want to know more about a meeting between Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and executives of Vnesheconombank, a Russian state-owned development bank now under USA sanctions. Separately, Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session Thursday that lasted for three-and-a-half hours. Burr said they discussed questions that Coats told lawmakers he couldn't answer in public last week at a hearing, as well as the budget for intelligence for ... Read More »

Brexit talks under way: Britain and European Union arguing about what to discuss

Ordinary Britons are also beginning to feel the cost of Brexit because of higher import prices caused by a plunge in the pound and businesses are increasingly anxious about losing trade access. 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 a future trade agreement could begin. Read More »

Sturgeon: Media will not 'dictate' my indyref2 decision

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Prior to the election, Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP), backed by the devolved Scottish parliament, had called for a second independence referendum once the terms of the Brexit agreement were known. In the letter, she states: "During the election you sought a mandate for your proposals to leave the European single market". "That proposal failed to garner support, it is now clear that a new proposal is needed urgently to protect the economy and bring people together". Read More »

Beyonce and Jay Z become proud parents of twins

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American superstar Beyoncé has given birth to twins , according to American media. Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly and People magazine confirmed the news but no further details of the babies' date of birth, gender or names have been released. Read More »

Russian Federation slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba

Sen. Tourists will still be able to travel to Cuba , but it will be harder and restricted compared to the Obama policies. Although the policy changes announced were limited, Trump has tightened rules for Americans travelling to Cuba , banned ties with a military-run tourism firm and reaffirmed the existing United States trade embargo. Read More »

Friend says Trump considering firing Mueller

The Senate testimony of ex-FBI boss James Comey dominated the headlines last week, but the latest announcements from Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation could be a more ominous indication of trouble on the horizon for the Trump administration. Read More »

25 killed in Saudi air strikes on Yemen market

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Yemen is facing total collapse as the war continues. Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far. In March, the UN World Food Programme said that almost half of Yemen's 22 provinces were on the verge of starvation. Last month, the World Health Organization said the number of suspected cases could reach 300,000 in the next six months. Read More »

GOP shooter wrote dozens of ranting letters to local paper

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They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Law officers who've helped her family cope, say this ordeal has shaken the family to its core. The charges were eventually dismissed, but witnesses told deputies Hodgkinson grabbed the girl by the hair and threw her on the floor. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen to make Broadway debut

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This is published unedited from the PTI feed . The 67-year-old rocker is expected to set up shop five nights per week at the Walter Kerr Theatre , which seats less 1,000 people. It's also reignited rumors that a Springsteen musical is in the works, presumably based off the singer-songwriter's memoir, Born To Run . If it ever comes to fruition, the Springsteen musical could possibly look something like Frankie Valli's Jersey Boys stage musical or Carole King's Beautiful : The Carole King ... Read More »

President Trump To Enforce New Restrictions With Cuba

The statement, however, added that Cuba "reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation that have taken place with Washington since 2015 when the drive for restored ties began under Obama ". Cory Gardner voicing support and Democrats U.S. Sen. He tightens the rules for the sake of Americans who are willing to travel to Cuba . "If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S.as a whole, I will ... Read More »

'Americans Should Be Skeptical': Deputy AG Rosenstein Releases Statement on 'Anonymous Allegations'

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 the expanding probe. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey. Kasowitz said on Wednesday that leaking Federal Bureau of Investigation information about the president was "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", although he did not question the content of the article. Read More »

Reagan White House Counsel: Trump Made Mistake With Oath Offer

Vega appeared to try and put the viewers' fears to rest when she explained that "President Trump cannot directly fire Mueller himself, but he could instruct his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to do so". Trump, who isn't typically shy about leveling criticism, especially on Twitter , hasn't commented on the longtime former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner's Finances

The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russian Federation hacking scandal, including highly publicized hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions . and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. This article has been updated with text from Rosenstein's memo and to note he has mentioned he may need to recuse himself . Read More »

Theresa May 'welled up' in meeting with Grenfell families, says reverend

Morocco said seven of its nationals were among the dead. Questions over the Prime Ministers judgement have been raised following her reaction to the Grenfell Tower disaster. He said the victim in hospital had died despite the best efforts of medical staff. He said: "Clearly it's quite unprecedented for 16 very ordinary people, who this time last week were walking their dogs or talking to each other in the streets around here and north Kensington , actually to be in 10 Downing Street ... Read More »

USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

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The official tells The Associated Press that 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson legally bought the assault-style rifle and 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun that authorities recovered after the attack. Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., offered his thoughts and prayers after the shooting and endorsed the decision to play ball. Read More »

India opt to bowl in Champions Trophy final

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So how does he cope - not only with the expectations of the masses but with the nuts and bolts of trying to win a global tournament? "The turnaround has been magnificent", Kohli said. We deserve to be in the finals as we have played some really good cricket. "That's why I will always put India in front", the32-year-old said. "It won't happen every time, but eight out of 10 times it will end up happening because you're so convinced about it". Read More »

Over 50 Possibly Killed in London Tower Fire, PM May Admits Failings

May added that those who were left homeless by the blaze will be given homes in three weeks. The death toll that London police gave Saturday includes the 30 who had already been confirmed dead. The BBC's Matthew Price said senior members of the residents' association described an "absolute chaos" of "no organisation" from officials. "The response of the emergency services, NHS [National Health Service] and the community has been heroic", May said in a statement released Saturday ... Read More »

United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks - European Union sources

In a hint at a softer approach, Mr Davis said on Monday "we will start down this process" by focusing on the divorce proceedings from the European Union before moving on to trade. "But the withdrawal and future are intimately linked". Britain's Brexit ministry said on Friday that no deal could be struck on exiting unless the future relationship with the bloc was taken into account."Our view is that a withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each ... Read More »