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Special Counsel Not Investigating President Donald Trump for Obstruction

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President Donald Trump , whose combative instincts are to lash out and never retreat, appears to be shaping a legal team in his own image. "The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", Sekulow said on CBS' Face the Nation - in one of four interviews he gave on Sunday - adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated. Read More »

Finsbury Park suspect held for terrorism offences and attempted murder

In a "Letter to America" in 2002, Osama Bin Laden lists USA support of Israel and other "atrocities" or "attacks" against Muslims worldwide among the reasons for 9/11. "This is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people", May said outside Downing Street after chairing an emergency government meeting. London police closed the area to normal traffic. Read More »

London terror attack suspect named

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She tweeted: " Terror attack outside #FinsburyPark mosque". "Do Muslims overall need to be more vocal in their opposition?" asked co-anchor Heather Childers. "We have a witness saying that the guy who did what he did, the driver of the van, said 'I did my bit, ' which means he's not mentally ill", Kacimi said. Read More »

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

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Muktar Ali Issak, chairman of a disabled persons organisation in the southern Bay region, said 32 children had recently been recruited around markets where they mostly beg. It is now battling militant Islamists from the al-Shabab group, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda. At least 10 people have been killed in a auto bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu that targeted a government building and was claimed by Islamist insurgents, a government official said. Read More »

Historic day for Pak, says PM Nawaz at SCO summit

Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was also present at the meeting. The SCO was set up in 2001 with the goal to foster security and co-operation between the member nations. "The SCO has successfully stood the test of time, while millions of people all over the world have come to understand and appreciate its principles", he said. Read More »

Final remembrance held at Pulse nightclub

Survivors and victims had gathered privately at Pulse at 2:02 a.m. ET to mark the exact moment that gunman Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire during the club's popular Latin night. Williams knew numerous victims because she used to live within walking distance of Pulse and was a frequent visitor. She says "we still have work to do". Read More »

Varadkar talks tragedy, Brexit and Love Actually on Downing St visit

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Today is the new Taoiseach's first time inside No 10 Downing Street, and he was pretty excited about it. Mr Varadkar also pledged his support to the British people saying: "I want you to know you have our support and solidarity, if there is anything we can do to assist, we're ready and willing to do so". Read More »

Senate Democrat: Any White House Tapes Due Friday

Sekulow also defended Trump's use of social media, saying he does not tell him what to write or not write, after the president last week tweeted that he was under investigation for firing Comey. Friday is the deadline set by the House Intelligence Committee for the White House to produce "any White House recordings or memoranda of Comey's conversations with President Trump (that) now exist or have in the past". Read More »

US Student Dies Following Imprisonment In North Korea

The college student said he accepted the offer because his family was "suffering from very severe financial difficulties". The family said, "When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands ". Read More »

Death toll in London tower fire rises to 58

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They demanded justice for the victims and claimed Wednesday's fatal blaze was due to negligence, with many citing the new cladding put on the 1974 concrete tower. Cundy has said that the ongoing operation to recover and identify all victims is a complex process, and some may never be identified. Officials are using dental records, fingerprints, DNA samples, tattoos and scars to try and positively identify victims. Read More »

What a Hung Parliament Means for Britain-and for Brexit

As the Tories received 318 seats (42.3% of the vote) to Labour's 261 (40%), the DUP's 10 seats would provide the Conservatives with a governing majority. Voter turnout in the election was at 68.7 per cent and young voters turned out in big numbers in this snap poll election. "Let's get on with the job", he said. Read More »

Mood on first day of Brexit talks was incredibly positive - UK source

Barnier said: "Today, we are launching the negotiations and orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU. The EU's chief negotiator, Michael Barnier said, that he is hoping that there can be an agreed timetable set by Monday. Widely under pressure, the European Union has been pursuing Britain to make a firm stance firm on Brexit , with time running out and three months bygone since Britain PM Theresa May put in force the two-year Article 50 European Union exit process. Read More »

Will Lawyer Jay Sekulow Be Trump's New Favorite TV Surrogate?

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President Donald Trump can't seem to decide whether he's under investigation for obstruction of justice in connection with a larger probe into Russia's interference in the election. "Sir, you just said two times that he's being investigated", the Fox News host said. "It's that simple. The president is not under investigation", he told CNN's Jake Tapper. Read More »

Brexit Negotiators Launch Talks Amid Hard Outlook

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Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels. "It's not when it starts it's how it finishes that matters", he said. But their basic and most important difference is that a hard Brexit means the United Kingdom will not keep its access to the single market. Read More »

Brexit risks to UK economy in focus

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The UK could fall back on World Trading Organisation default tariffs under a hard-Brexit "no deal", making multi-national firms' exports more expensive to buyers in the bloc. Even though May triggered the two-year process on March 29, negotiators will have to get a full agreement much faster than March 2019. But instead she lost her parliamentary majority, putting that hard-line approach and her political future in doubt after the disastrous June 8 election. Read More »

Car rams police vehicle on Champs Elysees

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French police detained four family members of a man who was killed after ramming his auto into a Paris police convoy, as authorities struggled Tuesday to explain how the Champs-Elysees attacker was able to keep his gun permit despite being monitored for links to extremism. Read More »

Sir Vince Cable to stand for Liberal Democrat leadership

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Cable, who won his Twickenham seat back at the general election, promised to fight for a second European Union referendum on the terms of the UK's Brexit deal and said that there were "big opportunities" ahead for his party. The 74-year-old said he wanted to use his "energy, enthusiasm and experience" to lead the party through a period of "chronic uncertainty". If Cable wins, he'll be the oldest ever leader of the party - and could be approaching 80 by the time he leads the Lib Dems into the ... Read More »

Battle for Raqqa begins

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The SDF first enters Tabqa on April 24, advancing north and cornering the jihadists in two neighborhoods near the Tabqa dam. In late January, the SDF says U.S. "We call on our family in Raqqa city to stay away from the enemy's centers and the clashes", said the SDF's statement on Tuesday. "With the worldwide coalition's warplanes and the state-of-the-art weapons they provided to us, we will seize Raqqa from Daesh", Sello told AFP. Read More »

European Court blasts Russian Federation 'gay propaganda' law

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The courts ordered Russian Federation to pay each of the three activists damages of between €8,000 and €20,000. The Strasbourg court said in a statement that such laws "reinforced stigma and prejudice and encouraged homophobia", adding that "the very goal of the laws were formulated and applied in the applicants' case had been discriminatory and, overall, served no legitimate public interest". Read More »

Donald Trump allows James Mattis to 'manage' troop levels in Afghanistan

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It's unlikely it will be that long anymore, however, because Mattis is seen as having strong opinions on the matter, and will likely want to answer the question quickly. Any increase of several thousand troops would leave American forces in Afghanistan well below their 2011 peak of more than 100,000 troops. U.S. military commanders have been pushing for a new strategy that could see thousands of additional soldiers deploy to Afghanistan to help train local forces. Read More »

What can we expect as the Article 50 talks begin? - podcast

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According to the timetable set by the negotiating teams , further talks would be held in the weeks starting on 17 July, 28 August, 18 September and 9 October. Davis also said he was optimistic for a "positive" and "constructive" start to the negotiations, which are going ahead as planned despite the results of the snap election called by Theresa May which saw the Conservative party lose its overall majority. Read More »

May admits support for Grenfell Tower families 'was not good enough'

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One firefighter, in his black protective suit with FIRE emblazoned in yellow on the back, embraced a distraught woman who had photos of a missing person printed on her top. May returned to the neighbourhood the following day to meet with survivors at St. He said that feeling of being ignored is a source of much "deep frustration", and told how people have been left feeling "that decisions are taken about their lives and their homes that they are not party to". Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind: A crusader for the rights of weaker sections

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He said the opposition did not expect this "unilateral" decision by the BJP to name Kovind. While the opinion and analysis around BJP's nomination of Kovind for the post of president has been described as a political one, what stands out is that most of the opeds look at Kovind as less than deserving. Read More »