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As penalty for 'election-meddling', US Senate approves new Russian Federation sanctions

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Then it will be brought before US President Donald Trump , who will have to either sign or vetoit. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said ahead of the vote. "We can not let Russia's meddling in our elections go unpunished, lest they ever consider such interference again, nor any other nation in the world", said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Read More »

Pakistan crush Indian team, lift Champions Trophy

Mohammad Amir (3-16), who sat out the semi-final win over England with a back spasm, then dismissed Virat Kohli for five as India's top order folded to 54-5. But this crazy-good Pakistan side had other ideas. Kohli, the world's top-ranked one-day batsman, had been dropped off the previous delivery in the slips and the India fans looked shell-shocked as he trudged off. Read More »

London mayor at church near London fire tragedy

He added: "One of the things that we must do is support those families who've lost their homes, what we must do is make sure we help those who're grieving, we must make sure we learn the lessons, we must make sure it's not so hard for people who need help, to find help". Read More »

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

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Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy announced Saturday that 58 people are missing and presumed dead after the fire at Grenfell Tower in London , England. He has not provided details about the inquiry. Speaking after attending a local church service in memory of the victims, he said the fire was "a national disaster that requires a national response". Read More »

Trump not under investigation in Russia probe

No such conclusion has been reached. The attorney explained that the tweet the president sent in which he said he was under investigation was in response to a Washington Times story that said he was. Perhaps it does to Mueller as well. He said, however, that Sekulow's comments could mean the White House was taking the position that no investigation exists until Mueller's team officially confirms it, disregarding media reports based on anonymous sourcing. Read More »

Cladding used in Grenfell Tower banned in United Kingdom, says govt

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The death toll in the horrific fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower in west London rose to 30 on Friday amid fears that it could climb to over 100 in one of the worst fire tragedies in the country. "The Prime Minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected so that everyone culpable for what happened at Grenfell Tower is held to account and feels the full force of the law", Mr Lammy said. Read More »

Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers to Expand Russia Probe

News accounts this week said Trump was considering firing him, but the White House eventually said he does not plan to. "Nice", the President tweeted . He has questioned why investigators don't dig into the links between the Democrats and the Russian government, including his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Rubio: Trump Should Be 'Welcoming' Probe, Not Tweeting About Witch Hunts

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But Jay Sekulow , a member of the president's legal team, said on " Meet the Press " that Trump "is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". "He's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and the deputy attorney general recommended him to take, by the agency that recommended he take the action". Read More »

Pakistan beat India by 180 runs to win ICC CT 2017 finals

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Mohammed Shami and Ajinkya Rahane , for instance, haven't played a single game in this ICC Champions Trophy , and unless injury strikes late, they won't either. But Pakistan batsman Hafeez says his team-mates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday. Read More »

Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed

If "the man" in the tweet is, in fact, Rosenstein - as one person who recently spoke to Trump told CNN - Trump's anger marks a whopper of a turnaround on the same man he and other senior White House officials praised effusively just weeks ago. Read More »

Minute's silence planned for victims of Grenfell Tower blaze

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Mr Cundy said: "Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing, and therefore sadly, I have to assume that they are dead". May said phone lines at the Council would be better staffed and more staff would be deployed in the area. Prime Minister Theresa May, criticized in the first few days after the blaze for failing to meet with victims, says the public inquiry looking into the tragedy will report directly to her. Read More »

Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Bill, Trump Actuary Says

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Stewart did not say whether Republicans would accept Schumer's invitation. It was a startling slap at legislation that was shepherded by Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and whose passage the president lobbied for and praised. As it stands, the House-passed healthcare bill made major concessions to Obamacare. The measure's final version reflected a compromise by conservative leader Rep. Read More »

Queen says UK has been 'resolute in face of adversity'

At least 30 people have died in Wednesday's fire and dozens are missing. The Duke of Cambridge meets chief executive of the Red Cross Michael Adamson and Red Cross volunteer Sue Stratton during today's visit to the Westway Sports Centre. At 91, she remains intuitive, and with these words she has shown an ability to crystallise the feeling in the country after so many traumatic events in recent months. Read More »

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

And Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has arranged for it to go straight to the floor of the Senate, where it would need only 50 votes (plus the vice president) to pass, pushing through a major reform of one-sixth of the USA economy without the opposition party or the public knowing anything about its contents. Read More »

Steve Scalise condition improves after surgery

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The hospital says the Louisiana congressman "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". Scalise was in dire condition when he was shot at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. Read More »

BBC Looks At Climate Problem In Florida, Where Trump Calls Home

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File image of American ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Haley said that Trump will always have America's best interests at heart, including what he does in regard to protecting the environment. Climate Alliance". We all know one way to divide a pie: give everyone an equal slice. But we can't sit there and have Angela Merkel telling us to worry about Africa. Read More »

Vehicle strikes several pedestrians in London

Reports suggest the incident happened outside the Muslim Welfare House rather than the mosque in the area. The crash occurred shortly after midnight when police received reports of a collision between a van and pedestrians. "Our prayers are with the victims". "This is a bad incident", Ms May said in a statement. People had been attending mosques in the area as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

GOP lawmakers clash over Trump's choice to reverse some Obama Cuba policies

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He said he'd like to see the US either close the door completely to Cuba , or open up 100 percent if it gets a good offer from the Cuban government - but he doesn't expect that to happen. He will not close the U.S. embassy in Havana , commercial flights from the United States will continue, and Americans will still be able to return home with Cuban goods. Read More »

Target Wimbledon: London attacker was searching for job with match's security firm

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They killed eight people before they were shot dead by armed police. Cdr Haydon praised the courage of police and bystanders who tackled the killers, despite the apparent danger of the "explosives". The Metropolitan Police, in a statement posted on its website, said the man was taken into custody at a south London police station and was being detained under the Terrorism Act. Read More »

London mayor admits public anger over deadly fire

Asked why the material was used, he added: "There are two separate questions". An additional public inquiry set up by the government will determine if building regulations had been broken. Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy said the Government and the police should immediately seize all documents relating to the building's renovation to prevent the destruction of evidence that could show criminal wrongdoing. Read More »