Global US adds 3 IS group leaders to terrorism blacklist
Author: 0 US adds 3 IS group leaders to terrorism blacklist

The state department's move coincided with the U.S. treasury department putting the three IS operatives on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's list of "Specially Designated Nationals", whereby their assets were blocked and American nationals prohibited from dealing with them.

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower: PM orders full public inquiry

This will be a slow and painstaking process which will require a large amount of shoring up work inside the building, especially on the upper floors, which will be the most challenging for us to access and search . The Queen said her thoughts and prayers were with the families. "At times like the response of the community has been extraordinary". Earlier, Mr Corbyn said: "There are thousands of tower blocks around our country, there are hundreds of thousands of people living in tower ...

Author: 0 Russian Federation may have killed ISIS leader in airstrike

The US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq has said it can not yet confirm Baghdadi's death, according to a Reuters news alert. However, this is the first time Russian Federation has said it may have killed the IS leader. 2 leader of the group. He did not swear allegiance to the leader of the al-Qaeda franchise, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who had urged IS to focus on Iraq and leave Syria to al-Nusra.

Author: 0 Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, upgrades economic outlook

Asian stocks were steady on Friday, appearing to take in stride the resumption of the US technology rout overnight, while the dollar held near a two-week high after solid economic data backed the case for tighter USA monetary policy . It's on track for a 0.2 percent rise this week. Sterling edged up 0.1 percent to $1.2773, getting a lift overnight after the Bank of England (BoE) came closer to hiking interest rates than many had believed it would.

Author: 0 India set up Pakistani grudge match in Champions Trophy final

Despite the earlier statistics, this match was something special, as both Team India and Bangladesh were on a high swing from the very beginning of the Champions Trophy . Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have always shared a good bond ever since the former made his worldwide debut. "What we are going to try to do is repeat the similar sort of cricket that we have played so far, knowing the strengths and weaknesses they have".

Author: 0 Donald Trump slams report on obstruction probe

A spokesman for Mueller's team declined to comment.Several legal experts told Reuters that Comey's testimony last week that Trump expected loyalty and told Comey he hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against Trump.

Author: 0 Singer Adele joins vigil for victims of London tower block inferno

Along with Rita, other celebrities have shown their support, with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver taking to Instagram to alert those in need that he would be offering food and drink to the victims of the fire at his local restaurant. However, it wasn't just Adele who expressed her support to the victims of the tragic fire. The witness declined to speak to media outlets, requests explaining, "There's nothing to talk about, she's a attractive soul that just wanted to see if everyone was ...

Global Vice President Mike Pence Retains Outside Counsel in Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Vice President Mike Pence Retains Outside Counsel in Russia Investigation

Pence's office confirms he has hired Richard Cullen , who served as USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia during the term of George H.W. Maddow pointed out that Cullen was central to other major Republican presidential scandals, including Ronald Reagan's Iran-Contra and Richard Nixon's Watergate.

Global Congressional Democrats to Sue Trump Over Emoluments Violation
Author: 0 Congressional Democrats to Sue Trump Over Emoluments Violation

Richard Blumenthal , D-Conn., said Tuesday that the lawsuit has already drawn more congressional plaintiffs - 196 - than any legal action previously taken against a president. "What we are seeking first and foremost is disclosure", he said. "At the very least, he has to disclose what those business payments are", he said, citing the president's overseas business interests with Saudi Arabia, China, India, and Russian Federation.

Global In tweet, Trump denounces Russian Federation probe as 'phony story'
Author: 0 In tweet, Trump denounces Russian Federation probe as 'phony story'

U.S. President Donald Trump is assailing reports that the prosecutor investigating Russian meddling in last year's election is now probing whether he tried to obstruct justice in the case. He's complained about a " witch hunt " six times in tweets in the past two months, according to a website that tracks his Twitter action. Comey, who had been overseeing the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, says he had previously assured Trump he was not personally under investigation.

Author: 0 London blaze: Mother throws baby out the window from 9th floor

People have been desperately seeking news of missing family and friends. A further 80 people are being treated in nearby hospitals, with 17 of those being in a critical condition. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said authorities genuinely don't know how many people died and that firefighters have been traumatized by the inability to save more people.

Author: 0 Warriors reportedly will skip visit to Trump's White House

In a meeting with reporters Wednesday , Curry was asked about a potential visit - and conceded that although it wasn't likely, he could change his mind, Business Insider reported . But Steph Curry says he's chose to boycott. Igoudala has said he's not interested in a White House visit, but that he'd look to Curry for a decision and guidance.

Global China nursery explosion leaves eight dead and more than 60 injured
Author: 0 China nursery explosion leaves eight dead and more than 60 injured

Xu had left school because of a nervous system disorder, whose symptoms can include depression, anxiety, dizziness, vision problems and problems with basic bodily functions, the police said at a news conference. The videos showed ambulances arriving, medics wheeling people into an emergency room and medical personnel treating what appeared to be a child. It is the latest tragedy to strike a kindergarten in China in recent weeks.

Author: 0 Varadkar confirmed as Ireland's first gay prime minister

Varadkar will form a Fine Gael-led minority government with independent TDs. The Fine Gael leader is Ireland's 14th Taoiseach after being elected yesterday by 57 votes to 50, with 47 abstentions. On Wednesday afternoon, Varadkar will meet President Michael D. Higgins to sign the papers that officially make him Prime Minister. "I hope that in the two governments I have led that we have made a modest contribution towards that ambition", Mr Kenny said.

Author: 0 London fire: Apartment tower could have been fireproofed for under $10000

In the final conversation, Trevisan said: "The flames are in the living room". After the incident, hundreds of people came to the rescue including Muslims, who were awake to begin their Ramadan fast when the fire broke. In addition, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for an interim report on the fire to be published this summer. Asked whether dealing with the findings would include evacuating other buildings, Mr Javid said: "Whatever they tell us is necessary to make those people safe, ...

Global Friend Of Trump Says POTUS Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Author: 0 Friend Of Trump Says POTUS Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments. The shift toward investigating the USA president began days after Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9, the Post said . Comey's firing. It is today been described as a "crime scene" following revelations the probe into Russia's interference in the U.S. election has been widened to include allegations President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Author: 0 Tightening Cuba restrictions, Trump again chips away at Obama's legacy

After the Obama administration relaxed longstanding travel and trade restrictions against Cuba , the number of tourists visiting the island soared. Tourist travel to Cuba is officially prohibited under the US embargo, which only Congress can lift, but Obama had relaxed the rules , allowing Americans to visit under the 12 authorized categories and essentially trusting the travelers to self-police.

Global Brexit negotiations to start on June 19
Author: 0 Brexit negotiations to start on June 19

Even if politics has been extraordinarily volatile over the past year, a reversal of the Brexit vote - which would nearly certainly need another referendum - has an nearly negligible chance of occurring. Major's warning comes amid ongoing political turmoil in Northern Ireland. Mats Persson, a former European Union adviser to David Cameron, told CNN: "What they [Macron and other European Union leaders] want is clarity".

Global Mandsaur violence: Deceased farmers' kin request CM Chouhan to end fast
Author: 0 Mandsaur violence: Deceased farmers' kin request CM Chouhan to end fast

Chouhan told a gathering at BHEL's Dussehra Maidan here, the venue of his fast. The CM, who faced heat over the violent farmer stir in MP, broke his fast with a glass of coconut water offered by former state CM Kailash Joshi. We will ponder upon the internet curbing and resume soon. "They said "Buddhi (old woman), you ordered that trucks be set on fire, you set the place ablaze", she said.

Global Snap's share price sinks, trades just above IPO price
Author: 0 Snap's share price sinks, trades just above IPO price

Facebook is now up almost 300 percent from its IPO. JP Morgan, one of the underwriters in the Snap's IPO reduced its price target on the company's shares by $2 to $18 and maintained a Neutral rating on June 5. Now that Snap's stock has tumbled back to its IPO price , the only people making money on the stock are those betting against it. Any fluctuations in Snap's shares has a huge effect on Spiegel, as his fortune is mostly tied to his holdings in the company that he co-founded.

Author: 0 Cosby jury wants to review lawsuit testimony

Cosby's future is now in the hands of the 12-person jury of seven men and five women, who are determining whether or not Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple employee Andrea Constand in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Author: 0 Islamic State claims responsibility for Melbourne seige

Mr Andrews said Khayre was eligible for parole at a later point than he might have hoped because of violent behaviour in prison. He had been recently released on parole. Through its Amaq News Agency , the worldwide terror group, Islamic State, identified the gunman as one of its fighters. He was recognised as a refugee under Australia's humanitarian migration program and later became an Australian citizen, police said.

Global FIFA video review goal is avoiding errors, not perfection
Author: 0 FIFA video review goal is avoiding errors, not perfection

The construction project was amended three times: in 2008, 2010 and 2013. If they didn't play last night, they would have gone into the Confederations Cup underdone. New Zealand , who will be appearing in their fourth FIFA Confederations Cup qualified after winning the 2016 OFC Nations Cup. "The apparent surveillance and detention of a Human Rights Watch researcher and pressure on workers not to report abuses suggests that those responsible for labor conditions on World Cup sites ...

Author: 0 Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal

Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its brand, and CEO John Mackey will stay on in the top spot, according to the official statement from Amazon . The deal is expected to close in the second half. Amazon will pay $42 a share for Whole Foods, a 27 percent premium above Thursday's closing price.

Author: 0 On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story

The emergence of the obstruction of justice inquiry may make it harder for Trump to have Mueller removed. Things changed shortly after Comey's firing, according to Post's sources. The panel announced Thursday that Johnson will testify June 21. "I think Bernie Sanders took the floor in an unusual move to put himself out there and speak up as you're supposed to when there's evil and there's hate and there's violence", Keating said, referring to Sanders' speech to the Senate yesterday in ...

Author: 0 Trump Says Obstruction Investigation Based On 'Phony' News

The report that Trump himself is being scrutinized for obstruction of justice served to undercut Trump's claims. "This is something that can only be demonstrated in a court room, so it's impossible to come to any firm conclusion given how early we are in this process, but the circumstantial evidence is a bit overwhelming", he wrote.

Author: 0 London Tower Fire: Death Toll Rises as Anger Takes Hold

More than 30 people were still reported to be in the hospital, 17 of whom were in critical condition. Some of these councils, including Wandsworth and Sutton, have said they will seek to implement any recommendations from the London Fire Brigade as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire .

Global Korea's new president says threat from North Korea 'more dire' than ever
Author: 0 Korea's new president says threat from North Korea 'more dire' than ever

On the same day that Warmbier left North Korea , another American made a decision to show up. Basketball star Dennis Rodman has passed on a copy of Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal to Kim Jong-un. Earlier this year, as we discussed in this space, there were fears that Trump was participating in a unsafe escalation of tensions in the region. President Moon Jae-in spoke Tuesday in opening remarks during his first official visit to Yongsan Garrison for a meeting with Gen.

Global Trump under investigation over Comey firing
Author: 0 Trump under investigation over Comey firing

The White House has said the president "has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn". It was not immediately clear whom "they" referred to, but Trump has repeatedly blamed the news media and Democrats for investigations into whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation to meddle in last year's election.

Global US warships in Doha to conduct joint military drills
Author: 0 US warships in Doha to conduct joint military drills

Col. Roger Cabiness told CNN . Qatar has gone ahead with plans to buy 36 F-15 jets from the United States despite rhetoric from US President Donald Trump backing the country's Gulf rivals in its current diplomatic dispute. The defense secretary the US-Qatar ties, adding that both countries had reinforced their military cooperation by having worked together for many years, and now fighting together to end terrorism.

Global Man accused of Malaysia Airlines threat does not appear in court
Author: 0 Man accused of Malaysia Airlines threat does not appear in court

The man who threatened to blow up the plane had just been released from psychiatric care at a medical centre hours before he boarded the flight. "One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit", he told AFP. The passenger was subsequently detained at the airport. Police carrying semi-automatic assault rifles and wearing body armor took the man off the plane.

Author: 0 Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

Last night, news broke that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was looking into President Donald Trump for possibly committing obstruction of justice . Ultimately, it would be up to Mueller to decide whether there is enough evidence to recommend pursuing charges on any part of the investigation .

Author: 0 Reactions to Jeff Sessions' Testimony on Trump and Russia

He also says that he is not aware whether there is a White House taping system that may have recorded Trump's one-on-one conversations with Comey, and that he has received no briefings as Attorney General on the allegations that Russian intelligence used cyberattacks to try and interfere in the 2016 elections .

Global Israeli Author David Grossman Wins Man Booker International Prize
Author: 0 Israeli Author David Grossman Wins Man Booker International Prize

This is the book you need to pick up the soonest, because it has just won this year's The Man Booker International Prize. "Nachum Barnea, writing in Yediot Ahronot , said , "‎The decision to award that prize to David Grossman attests to the enormous admiration around the world for his literary work and his personality.

Author: 0 Washington Post reports special prosecutor investigating obstruction of justice

Trump writes , "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which President Donald Trump allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 Trump administration revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

In October, the US Supreme Court declined a request from the Obama administration to rehear the case. The Trump administration on Thursday announced it is ending the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, or DAPA - the Obama-era policy that would have granted a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants whose children are United States citizens or residents.

Global Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says
Author: 0 Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says

He has not spoken or engaged in any purposeful movements or behaviors. While some are quick to say that Otto Warmbier "should have known better", one thing remains clear. Residents of the northern Cincinnati suburb tied blue-and-white ribbons, the school colors, to trees near the family's home. Warmbier has been serving a 15-year sentence for "anti-state" activities, which he was sentenced to after attempting to take down a propaganda poster in his hotel.

Global Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed
Author: 0 Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

People attend the funeral of the victims who were killed on the June 7 attack at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum, in Tehran , Iran June 9, 2017. It described the suspects as "agents of Daesh", an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group, and said they included "operational teams". "Terrorism respects no borders, and we remind the Trump administration that Iranians held vigils for the American victims of terrorism after the September 11th attacks".

Global London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba
Author: 0 London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba

Authorities identified the three men believed to have launched the attack as Khuram Shazad Butt , Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba . Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said an investigation into Butt began in 2015, but "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly".

Global Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 _ Team Scalise
Author: 0 Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

The Congressional Baseball game was held on Thursday night despite gunfire at practice on Wednesday morning. A huge ovation swept the park when Special Agent David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack, threw out the first pitch.

Global Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia
Author: 0 Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia

Germany and Austria hit back at USA lawmakers Thursday, one day after the Senate passed new provisions that could open the door to sanctions on European companies that do energy business with Russian Federation. That takes square aim at Nord Stream 2 , a pipeline that would deliver natural gas from Russian Federation directly to Germany, bypassing Ukraine. Mr Gabriel and Mr Kern said thousands of European jobs were at stake, and they voiced support for USA state department efforts to ...

Global Kate McKinnon Comes Out Of Hiatus And Nails Sessions Impression
Author: 0 Kate McKinnon Comes Out Of Hiatus And Nails Sessions Impression

Of course, Meyers seized the opportunity to ask McKinnon to interpret the testimony as Sessions, whose actual testimony relied heavily on the "I cannot recall" trope. Sessions, then, turned out to be a flawless excuse to utilise the trick that Myers described as "Grinch mouth", or McKinnon added, "a turtle's little mouth".

Author: 0 US Special Counsel Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

According to the officials that spoke with the Post , Coats told associates that the president asked about intervening with Comey in regards to the investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn . Moscow has denied USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor.

Global AG Sessions denies colluding with Russian Federation to aid Trump
Author: 0 AG Sessions denies colluding with Russian Federation to aid Trump

He told reporters in a steamy Rose Garden that Comey had lied under oath, saying: "Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said , and some of the things that he said just weren't true". "And I have taken no action whatsoever with regard to any such investigation". Sessions refused to say whether he and Trump discussed FBI Director James Comey's investigation into possible collusion with Russian Federation during the election campaign before the president fired Comey on May 9.

Author: 0 PM May nears DUP deal

The announcement of any deal between the DUP and Conservatives will likely be delayed because of the tragic fire in a London tower block. She said: "I think there is a unity of goal among people in the United Kingdom". "But we do want to do so in the national interest to give stability to the government and that's why we will be entering these negotiations", she said.

Author: 0 Sessions calls notion he colluded with Russian Federation 'detestable lie'

Comey, who had been overseeing the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, says he had previously assured Trump he was not personally under investigation. Sklansky: We learned that Sessions will refuse to answer any questions about his conversations with the president or other senior administration officials, even if there has been no claim of executive privilege .

Global Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron's party wins big in France, projections suggest

The result confirmed the yearning for political renewal laid bare by Macron's election. If no candidate manages to achieve that target then all candidates who win at least 12.5% of registered voters will go into the second round, where the victor will advance to parliament.

Global Ex-Banker Found Guilty in Soccer Bribery Plot After Swiss Probe
Author: 0 Ex-Banker Found Guilty in Soccer Bribery Plot After Swiss Probe

For their part, Swiss authorities this morning issued a press release confirming they had found "a former employee of a Swiss bank" guilty of document forgery and a violation of duty to report but concluded proceedings in order to avoid a double penalty as the offender "has already pled guilty in the U.S.".

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