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Lawyer: Trump Tweet Was A Reaction, Not Admission To Being Investigated

Robert Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's influence in the presidential elections. "Because every day, The Washington Post and The New York Times are utilizing supposed leaked information about supposed investigations of the president of the United States", Sekulow replied. Read More »

Kindnap Kingpin Leads Police To Detention Camps

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The kidnap kingpin who was arrested on June 10 is said to have two mansions in Magodo worth about N300 million and two houses in the highbrow area of Accra city, Ghana. They are Chief Umeh and the pharmacist, Chief Donatus Duru. "We demanded €1m from Duru's family, but they paid N100m and promised to bring the rest". Read More »

US Air Force downs Syrian fighter jet

Analysts say neither Washington nor President Bashar al-Assad's regime appear to be seeking further confrontation, although the risks remain high in Syria's increasingly crowded battlefields and airspace. On Sunday, Tehran for the first time fired missiles from its territory against IS positions in Deir Ezzor. The muscle-flexing comes amid the worsening of a long-running feud between Shiite powerhouse Iran and Saudi Arabia, with supports Syrian rebels and has led recent efforts ... Read More »

UK, EU agree on priorities, timetable for Brexit talks

As in any divorce, count on both sides to be picky in splitting the goods and dues. "That will be in our mutual interest, but we 27 will formulate our interests very clearly and hopefully together". They should finally tell us what the aim is. "We keep hearing only what they don't want, but we don't have any picture of what future relations will look like". Read More »

USA shot down Syrian plane that bombed coalition-backed fighters

The new clash comes two months after the USA launched a barrage of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase that had hosted airplanes responsible for a chemical weapons attack in Idlib province. "I'm confident that we are still communicating between our operations center and the Russian Federation's operations center", Dunford said. Moscow has said it entered the fight mainly to combat IS. Read More »

Oil prices slip as US rigs rise, demand growth falters

Kazakhstan , which agreed to cut supplies previous year as part of the non-Opec bloc, said it would reduce production in June and July after overproducing for three months in a row. Continued production growth in non-OPEC countries, however, is expected to result in a slight inventory build in 2018. Oil prices refused to blow past $60 even after over90 percent compliance from the oil producers. Read More »

Did Trump Just Admit He's Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice?

After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , Trump said that Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation. "It looks grossly inappropriate for the president to be bad mouthing a special counsel investigation looking into his actions and that was created by his own deputy attorney general", said Bradley Moss, a lawyer specializing in litigation relating to national security, federal employment and security clearance law. Read More »

Dundee stands in solidarity with London following tower block fire

Cundy said the death toll may still change, but not as significantly as it has in recent days. He fought back tears as he told reporters about the scene inside the 24-storey tower in north Kensington. "We need to find out precisely what cladding was used and how it was attached". There are also concerns that the addition of the panels to the outside of the building created a "chimney effect" sending flames up the outside of the building, spreading the fire faster. Read More »

Britain, EU kick off Brexit negotiations

Barring a "unanimous decision" to extend the time available, the Minister said, a withdrawal agreement must be in force by March 2019 to ensure an "orderly" withdrawal of Britain from the EU. Mr Barnier, a keen mountaineer, spent the weekend in his native Alps "to draw the strength and energy needed for long walks". Davis and Barnier have one key issue over the first weeks of talks: building trust after months of haggling over leaks and figures over the final bill that Britain would have ... Read More »

Despite Tweets That Say Otherwise, Lawyers Insist Trump Is Not Under Investigation

Chaos unfurls in Washington as Trump continues to be at odds with his legal team, often tweeting out information about the probe that his lawyers have to dismiss or walk back. Schiff said if the panel can't get an answer then he believes a subpoena will be needed. He spoke on ABC's "This Week". A statement from Ms Gorelick said: 'After the appointment of our former partner Robert Mueller as special counsel, we advised Mr. Read More »

UK's Davis says 'more unites us than divides' as Brexit talks start

But the situation is very different from 12 months ago when the Brexiteers were riding high, with Prime Minister Theresa May's entire approach being called into question after a disastrous election performance on 8 June. The talks expected to stretch for 16-18 months ahead of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union in 2019. Macron, a committed pro-EU leader and ally of Merkel, also easily won French legislative elections on Sunday, cementing his power base. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire dead rises to 79

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A spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government told CNN that the use of a composite aluminum panel with a polyethylene core would breach current United Kingdom building regulations guidance, which says this material should not be used as cladding on buildings over 18 meters (59 feet) in height. Read More »

Brexit negotiations begin as David Davis heads to Brussels

One key figure calling for more emphasis on the economy is U.K. Treasury chief Philip Hammond . Minister for Brexit David Davis has entered discussions with European Union counterpart Michel Barnier in Brussels , with an aim of establishing priorities for preliminary negotiations and to agree a timetable for the months ahead. Read More »

May says thoughts with mosque victims

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The Met said the arrested man had been detained on suspicion of attempted murder. There was a man in a wheelchair, a man underneath the van, it was hell. Cllr Steve Mackay, the Mayor of Worcester, said: "I am extremely saddened by the events which have occurred close to the mosque in Finsbury Park". Police said a suspect was quickly and calmly turned over to the police, and that no one else was found in the van. Read More »

Russian Federation issues strong statement after USA coalition downs Syrian jet

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The announcement by Russia's Ministry of Defense comes one day after a U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Air Force Su-22. Russian Federation has been providing air cover for Syrian president Bashar Assad since 2015 while the coalition has been bombing Islamic State (IS) targets since 2014, sometimes alongside regime forces. Read More »

Troops seize 11 kilos of shabu in Maute lair

The illegal drugs were turned over to Joint Task Group Haribon for proper disposition. A crime scene officer inspects the seized shabu packs. Authorities estimate the value of recovered shabu at around P110 million to P250 million. Sunday, June 18, said Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesperson of Task Force Marawi. As of Sunday night, the government reported deaths of 26 civilians, 62 government troops, and 250 terrorists. Read More »

Trump lashes out on Twitter over the probe of his campaign

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 »

Britain To Hold Special Two Year Parliament Session To Tackle Brexit

UK Brexit Minister David Davis says that Britain will definitely leave the European Union amid turmoil in the country following the general election . Business chiefs have backed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon 's call for the devolved administrations in Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland to have a seat at the Brexit negotiating table. Read More »

Dramatic Death Toll Increase as People Try to Flee Deadly Portugal Fires

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Spanish authorities are assisting Portugal by providing water bombing planes to tackle the fires. More than 350 soldiers on Sunday joined the 700 firefighters who have been struggling to put out the blaze. Many forest fires in Portugal are caused by arson or carelessness. Citing the high temperatures, it said that all outdoor fire-lighting was prohibited. Read More »

Iranian authorities arrest eight suspects for supporting ISIS attacks

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A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Saturday that the readiness of Iran's security forces at the Parliament and Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum foiled Daesh terror attacks in the Iranian capital. IS militants regard Shia Muslims as apostates have made Tehran a target after its deep involvement in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. "We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going ... Read More »

Navy identifies victims in deadly destroyer wreck

The Fitzgerald was operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, when it hit the container ship at approximately 2:20 a.m. local time, according to Vice Adm. "Because it was in an emergency, the crewmembers may not have been able to place a call", she said. The company that chartered the vessel said its thoughts were with the US sailors who died. Read More »