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Author: 0 WH to Lobby House GOP on Softening Senate Bill on Moscow Sanctions

It was introduced amid an intense focus in the USA capital on relations with Russian Federation and an investigation into whether Mr Trump's associates colluded with Moscow to influence the 2016 election. It's attached as an amendment to an Iran sanctions bill . The White House didn't mention the Iran sanctions part of the bill, but did appear to be down on the Russian Federation portion, saying they believe that the existing slew of anti-Russia sanctions are already plenty.

Global Media Syrian army declares 2-day combat cessation in southern city
Author: 0 Syrian army declares 2-day combat cessation in southern city

The Syrian Army and Iran-backed militias have stepped up efforts to capture the rebel-held parts of Daraa in recent weeks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) war monitor said the level of violence in Deraa had fallen seven hours after Saturday's ceasefire was due to take effect, but the SOHR and rebels said there was some bombardment for the first couple of hours.

Global Media Pakistan opens another border crossing point for Afghan trade
Author: 0 Pakistan opens another border crossing point for Afghan trade

It is yet not clear if the two diplomats have been kidnapped and no group or individual has so far not commented regarding the missing of the two individuals so far. Meanwhile, Pakistan on Saturday reopened one of its main crossing points with Afghanistan that was closed in February after terrorist attacks that had killed almost 100 people.

Author: 0 Opening of Parliament delayed amid deal talks

May needs the backing of the DUP's 10 MPs if her government is to pass any legislation, and also for it to gain approval of the Queen's Speech , which is the formal presentation of the government's plans made at the state opening of Parliament.

Author: 0 Death toll climbs to 30 in London Grenfell Tower fire

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the figure included the previous death toll of 30. He said: "I thought the way they expressed themselves with a mixture of passion and reason was fantastic, and I hope it's the beginning of a process, not the end of a process, the beginning of a process of real listening between Government , RBKC (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council), local residents, that will bring about lasting change".

Global Media European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks
Author: 0 European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks

Is she trying to shift public attention away from the Conservatives' humiliating election result? Is May trying to show that her Brexit agenda is not part of her negotiation with the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland? Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain past year voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first country ever to do so - in a shock referendum result.

Author: 0 Leishman lurks behind leaders at US Open

Open since 1990. The Northern Irishman closed out his round in style with four birdies over his final six holes for a 71 but it was a case of too little unable to undo the damage of a first round 78. 9 and 10 and again at 17 and 18 left him with a 2-over 74 and a 2-day total of 1-over 145. He is listed at 5-foot-7, 150 pounds. Because of that you can go out and play some great golf but you have a bunch of guys out there that can play some good golf as well.

Author: 0 Friday: Behind the Headlines - A local perspective on the Alexandria shooting

The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , was killed by police Wednesday after firing dozens of bullets during the congressional practice session. Members of the Republican team pray before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington , U.S., June 15, 2017.

Author: 0 58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire; number may increase

Cundy said police would consider criminal prosecutions if there is evidence of wrongdoing and the police investigation would include scrutiny of the renovation project. Saturday's newspapers conveyed the sense of anger on the streets . The Grenfell Tower in west London , built in the 1970s and renovated several times , contains 120 homes.

Author: 0 Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies at age 87

He was the driving force behind a common European currency, cemented Germany's partnership with France, and would always be remembered for promoting global peace and prosperity, the prime minister said. Bush said in a statement: "Working closely with my very good friend to help achieve a peaceful end to the Cold War and the unification of Germany within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will remain one of the great joys of my life".

Global Media Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'
Author: 0 Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'

Brexit Secretary David Davis and the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier agreed on Thursday to start formal talks over the UK's departure on 19 June. "That is why we are pushing ahead with negotiations on Monday". She also added that it was clear that voters had not given the Prime Minister the mandate to negotiate the kind of Brexit she wanted.

Author: 0 British PM to meet fire survivors in Downing St

He gave love to everyone. His statement came as Queen Elizabeth II reflected upon the sombre mood in the United Kingdom following tragedies in London and Manchester in recent weeks. Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number.

Author: 0 58 missing, presumed dead in London fire : London police

Police say the harrowing search for remains had been paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blacked tower but has resumed. Police in London have said 58 people are now presumed dead following this week's devastating fire at Grenfell tower block.

Global Media Brexit : Britain can stay in EU but perks will end - Verhofstadt
Author: 0 Brexit : Britain can stay in EU but perks will end - Verhofstadt

DUP leader Arlene Foster , who has travelled to Westminster for talks with the Tories, said she hoped a deal could be reached 'sooner rather than later'. That border will become an external European Union border after Brexit and there have been growing fears that any border controls would have a serious economic impact on both Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Author: 0 Trump confirms he's under investigation, lashes out at deputy attorney general

The president later shifted the rationale, declaring it his own decision, informed at least partly by Comey's oversight of the Russian Federation investigation. In a flurry of tweets , Trump accused Mueller of being the one to tell him to fire Comey in the first place. Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation.

Author: 0 White House Plays Down Talk of Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

If Mr Trump instructs Mr Rosenstein to dump Mr Mueller , it would evoke memories of 1973, when two top Justice Department officials, Mr Elliott Richardson and Mr Bill Ruckelshaus, resigned rather than obey then President Richard Nixon's order to fire Mr Archibald Cox , the special prosecutor conducting the Watergate investigation.

Global Media Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting
Author: 0 Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity. Prior to the update on Scalise's medical condition, an aide read a statement from Scalise's wife, Jennifer Scalise . The president paid a visit to Scalise on Wednesday night.

Global Media US Lawmaker Shot at Baseball Practice Remains in Critical Condition
Author: 0 US Lawmaker Shot at Baseball Practice Remains in Critical Condition

Scott Applewhite, File). James Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by police after opening fire in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. "We'll just do an initial surgery to go in, stop the bleeding, control any contamination, and then once the patient has been stabilized and is out of shock, the patient will be brought back to the operating room to finish the operation", Hunt said.

Author: 0 Tory-DUP deal announcement 'delayed' due to London blaze

That border will become an external European Union border after Brexit and there have been growing fears that any border controls would have a serious economic impact on both Northern Ireland and the Republic. But to stay in government, May must strike a deal with a small eurosceptic Northern Irish party with 10 parliamentary seats, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Author: 0 Trump Can't Just Fire The Special Counsel Probing Russian Interference

There'd be a court battle that ends up in front of SCOTUS over whether the president has the power to terminate an investigation aimed at his own campaign staff for possibly colluding with an enemy power. Mr Comey at least has the advantage of having documented their meetings soon after they had finished. The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments.

Author: 0 Trump is now under investigation. Here's why he should blame himself

Trump later told NBC's Lester Holt he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Trump wrote Friday morning at 9:07 a.m. EDT. Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

Author: 0 Dem lawmaker warns Trump against firing Mueller

Comey later testified that he'd authorized a friend to disclose to the media his notes on conversations with Trump about the investigation, in hopes that it would lead the Justice Department to name a special counsel. Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.

Author: 0 Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who acts as attorney general on the Russian investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself, appointed Mueller last month with a mandate to probe "Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters".

Global Media 'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday
Author: 0 'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday

With many unaccounted for, the area surrounding the tower has been plastered by distraught relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children. In a message to mark her official birthday, Queen Elizabeth II says: " Today is traditionally a day of celebration ". The Queen has hailed the United Kingdom for being "resolute in the face of adversity" after three terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire .

Global Media Roger Stone to Trump: Fire Mueller and Rosenstein
Author: 0 Roger Stone to Trump: Fire Mueller and Rosenstein

Others have pointed to news that Mueller interviewed with Trump for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director post after Comey's firing. 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.

Author: 0 Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at Ohio home

The 45-year-old man is believed to be connected to the murders of Suzanne Taylor, 45, and her daughters, Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kylie Pifer, 18 , who were found dead in the mother's bed on Sunday. Brinkman also worked at the family's business for a number of years, Maier said. The suspect wanted in the killings of an OH mother and her two daughters has been charged with their murders.

Global Media Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list
Author: 0 Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

I would also like to personally thank all of the first responders who bravely assisted at the scene, as well as the entire staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center for their continued excellent care. Mika also remained hospitalized Saturday after undergoing an additional surgery. He said doctors have turned down Mr Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members.

Author: 0 Britain's May Confident on Deal to Stay in Power

Backbenchers said they wanted to remind the prime minister of how she had been "drained of all power" following the party's dismal election campaign and the loss of her majority. We have been out of the office now since January, we then had the March elections. Labour sources said no formal conversations had yet been had with Tory backbenchers, but said there were obvious areas where it was possible that the party could inflict defeat on the government.

Author: 0 GJM seeks central intervention in Darjeeling

Singh has been told the West Bengal government has not yet sent a report about the situation in Darjeeling . Almost 50 people, mostly police, have been injured in riots and arson attacks that have gripped the usually bustling area for more than a week and caused thousands of mostly Indian tourists to pack their bags and flee.

Author: 0 30 confirmed dead in London high-rise fire

London Police commander Stuart Cundy said that the conditions inside Grenfell Tower mean that the search operation to recover the victims was extremely challenging. "Little can compare in recent times to a tragedy on this scale - the response from the local authority has simply not been good enough ". Many survivors are sleeping on the floor in community centers and there's still no coordinated distribution of donated food and clothing.

Author: 0 Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

Among the milestones he represents for his country: he is the first out gay premier, the first of both Irish and Indian heritage and the youngest prime minister ever to hold the office. Varadkar, a doctor, is the son of an Indian doctor and an Irish nurse. The administration is propped up by Fine Gael's ancient rivals Fianna Fail as part of a supply and confidence arrangement after an unprecedented schism in the electorate.

Global Media Petrol bomb hurled at CPI(M) office in Tamil Nadu, no one injured
Author: 0 Petrol bomb hurled at CPI(M) office in Tamil Nadu, no one injured

A auto parked there was partially damaged in the incident, police said. On information, the city police launched a probe. Later, Deputy Commissioner of Police S Lakshmi inspected the spot. "While these attacks aim at throttling our dissent, we shall not be deterred", he added. Police have registered a case and are investigating. According to police, the incident happened around 5.45 am after the party office vehicle driver Anandhan 50, went for his morning stroll.

Author: 0 No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli

This will be the first time India and Pakistan face-off in a 50-over ICC tournament final. We have practised the same way from the first day we came here. Pakistan has clawed its way into the final whereas India has easily made it to the final. India's batting line-up, as expected, has fired big time in this Champions Trophy with Shikhar Dhawan (317 runs) and Rohit Sharma (304 runs) topping the run charts.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman gifts Trump book to North Korean minister

President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security worry. " Can you understand what he did in this country ?" The former Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls champion said he was trying to promote sports during his latest five-day trip to North Korea and spoke positively of the experience, Reuters reported .

Global Media United States lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement
Author: 0 United States lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

House Majority Whip Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip by a rifle-welding critic of the president who sprayed bullets on U.S. lawmakers practising for an annual baseball game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise faced an "imminent risk of death" after a high-velocity... And it was at that auto shop that his anger flared during small talk with the mechanic."This man was just so passionate and hateful toward (President Donald) Trump", said Crist Dauberman, ...

Author: 0 Adams: Sinn Fein backs powersharing as strategic way to united Ireland

May and Foster met for more than an hour, but the PM said nothing as she left for the Commons where MPs returned and re-elected John Bercow as Speaker unopposed. His appointment as a Brexit minister will help to reassure Brexiteers on the Conservative backbenches that Ms May is not planning a significant softening of her approach to negotiating with the EU.

Author: 0 Trump mocks Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to prove 'Russian Collusion'

Trump and his White House have offered various explanations for Comey's abrupt ouster, including that he lost the confidence of the bureau's rank and file - a suggestion flatly dismissed by acting director Andrew McCabe. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also under investigation as a member of the Trump campaign, leading Sessions to recuse himself from the case and allowing Rosenstein to appoint Mueller to head the investigation, reports Fox News .

Author: 0 Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he's under investigation

Mueller is said to be investigating whether Trump obstructed the course of justice in the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. elections. Mueller has not made any public comments about Comey amid the firestorm. It appears Trump is referring to Rod Rosenstein , who set the stage for Comey's dismissal in a letter to Trump .

Author: 0 Trump announces he's being investigated

Mueller was appointed last month as special counsel to lead the probe, after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey . " Witch Hunt ", the president said on Twitter. Also, it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert S. Mueller III as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked. In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on May 11, Trump said he was "going to fire [Comey] regardless of recommendation" from Rosenstein and Sessions.

Author: 0 At Least Three US Soldiers Wounded After Afghan Base Attack

Around four North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers were killed in attack by an Afghan soldier in northern Balkh province, reports Pajhwok Afghan News. The German military heads the multinational advising mission based in Mazar-i-Sharif. A spokeswoman for the German forces said that "according to what we know right now, no Germans were affected".

Author: 0 'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'

The President tweeted Friday that he was under "investigation", which he called a " witch hunt " in another tweet . U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge in a post on Twitter that he is "being investigated" for firing FBI Director James Comey , adding the assertion that the probe is being conducted by the man who told him to fire Comey .

Global Media Potus admits he's under probe over Russian Federation ties
Author: 0 Potus admits he's under probe over Russian Federation ties

Rosenstein later appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, which the president has repeatedly labeled a " witch hunt ". The FBI is also looking into the financial activity of Michael Flynn , Paul Manafort , and Carter Page , the Post says, and all of them have been cut loose from team Trump .

Global Media German envoy to U.S. downplays Trump-Merkel tensions
Author: 0 German envoy to U.S. downplays Trump-Merkel tensions

Despite various signals that Trump and Merkel are not on the same page, as witnessed during the US President's Europe visit, the Press Secretary said that the US President views not just Germany , but the rest of the Europe as important ally to America.

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