Author: 0 US OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

The energy-specific sanctions generated sharp criticism from Germany and Austria, which said the penalties could affect European businesses involved in piping in Russian natural gas. The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to slap new sanctions on key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals over its interference in the USA election campaign and its aggression in Syria and Ukraine.

Global Trump targets India over climate pact
Author: 0 Trump targets India over climate pact

Someone in the Trump administration has finally come forward to shed some light on President Donald Trump's take on climate change . "Americans will honour and fulfill the Paris agreement by leading from the bottom up - and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us", former NY mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg said.

Author: 0 Ashraf Ghani offers Taliban peace talks to be part of national mainstream

The violence has fueled anger over the inability of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's fractured government to provide security in the capital and deepened tensions between rival political camps. An Islamic State group affiliate has meanwhile emerged and carried out several large attacks. "What will it take to convince Pakistan that a stable Afghanistan helps them and helps our region?" Twenty people died in that attack.

Global Army kills two Pakistani soldiers after ceasefire violation
Author: 0 Army kills two Pakistani soldiers after ceasefire violation

The bodies of the Army JCO and BSF head constable were mutilated by Pakistan border action team (BAT) comprising its regular troops and terrorists. Jammu: An Army jawan was slain when the Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian forward positions in Nowshera sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday.

Global Trudeau Stands by Kinder Morgan Despite Political Shakeup in BC
Author: 0 Trudeau Stands by Kinder Morgan Despite Political Shakeup in BC

With no party gaining the majority of seats, B.C. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon must invite either the Liberals or the NDP to form a government. Just as important to watch will be the working relationship between Mr. With either the B.C. Liberals or the NDP in charge, the government would be within a single vote of defeat. "That said, both the NDP and Greens have strong incentives to stay united for as long as they can".

Global Special Counsel Mueller examining possible obstruction by Trump
Author: 0 Special Counsel Mueller examining possible obstruction by Trump

President Trump confirmed on social media that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice because he doesn't understand that tweets are official statements and evidence that can be used against him. When the briefing ended, as The Post previously reported , Trump asked everyone to leave the room except for Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. "I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct", Comey said.

Global Donald Trump believes in climate change: Nikki Haley
Author: 0 Donald Trump believes in climate change: Nikki Haley

The governors said the alliance would work to sustain and strengthen existing climate programs, promote the sharing of information and best practices, and implement new programs to reduce carbon emissions from all sectors of the economy. South Africa therefore calls on the United States to reconsider its position and to re-commit to the multilateral process. Several large oil companies including Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell had urged Trump not to withdraw.

Author: 0 Adele Comforted Survivors At A Vigil For London's Grenfell Tower Fire

As the number of confirmed fatalities reached 17, experts began the painstaking work of identifying bodies in the smouldering shell of the building, a grim task police say will likely take weeks. "People were absolutely devastated by yesterday's events", Cotton said. Southwark's deputy leader Stephanie Cryan, who is cabinet member for housing, said that the "terrible news" of the Grenfell Tower fire was "particularly raw for us in Southwark, bringing back awful memories of the Lakanal ...

Global US Lawmakers File Anti-Trump Lawsuit for Alleged Abuse of Constitution
Author: 0 US Lawmakers File Anti-Trump Lawsuit for Alleged Abuse of Constitution

In a filing Friday , the Department of Justice argued that the foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution did not apply to Trump receiving payment from foreign dignitaries at his hotels and golf clubs because they were fair-market commercial transactions and did not therefore need congressional approval.

Global Secret Service Reports No Trump White House Recordings
Author: 0 Secret Service Reports No Trump White House Recordings

Is there a White House recording system? The newspaper noted that it doesn't exclude the possibility of recordings created by another entity. Both Trump and his staff have yet to give a definitive answer on the existence of recording devices at the White House.

Author: 0 May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Before the government can do anything it must finalise a deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). " I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it ", she said. The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as the price of a deal. It is thought Mrs Foster, despite being a Brexit supporter, could seek assurances from Mrs May that she will pursue a softer exit from the European Union, given ...

Author: 0 White House denies Trump wants Mueller out

Later, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) asked Rosenstein whether President Donald Trump ever talked about the special counsel with Rosenstein . "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are proper and appropriate orders", he said.

Global Donald Trump is 'considering terminating Russia special counsel Robert Mueller'
Author: 0 Donald Trump is 'considering terminating Russia special counsel Robert Mueller'

PBS' Judy Woodruff reported Monday that Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Mueller - a decision that would set off a massive political backlash. "Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result".

Global Huge turnout for first day of early voting in 6th District election
Author: 0 Huge turnout for first day of early voting in 6th District election

With early voting already underway, and election day looming on June 20, the two candidates in the 6th Congressional District runoff are preparing for the next phase: at least two key debates. The debate will take place Tuesday, June 6, from 8 to 9 p.m. The CLF has spent months trying to weaken Ossoff's appeal to swing voters by tying him to left-wing activism and California donors.

Global Iran vows measures against new USA sanctions
Author: 0 Iran vows measures against new USA sanctions

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reminded the USA government of its commitments under the JCPOA. A day earlier, the Senate voted to adopt an amendment to the bill that would expand sanctions against Russia, CBS News reported .

Author: 0 Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near tower fire

Other celebrities have spoken out about the Grenfell Tower fire, including Adele and Rita Ora, both of whom visited victims and helped with relief efforts, as well as pop star Lily Allen, who gave an impassioned interview with Channel 4 about the tragedy.

Author: 0 Deputy attorney general says he's seen no good cause to fire Mueller

The White House distanced itself on Monday afternoon from the speculation sparked by Ruddy, who told PBS's Newshour that Trump was "considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". Ruddy later confirmed the comment to CNN . "I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel".

Global 75 years after Midway, US Navy hero honored in NY hometown
Author: 0 75 years after Midway, US Navy hero honored in NY hometown

One of the key elements of that victory was the code-breaking of Japanese transmissions by the U.S. Navy. The event will also feature a live feed of the national Battle of Midway ceremony from Midway Atoll. The guest of honor was retired Navy Captain Dexter Rumsey, a veteran of the Battle of Midway who flew patrol aircraft near Midway. "After Pearl Harbor, the US Navy was significantly hurt because so many ships were damaged", Roche said.

Author: 0 Trump denounces reports of widening Russian Federation probe

Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election past year and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey.

Author: 0 Leo Varadkar formally elected as Ireland's new Taoiseach

Dublin-Indian-origin leader Leo Varadkar was elected as Ireland's new Taioseach on Wednesday, becoming the youngest and first openly gay Prime Minister in the majority-Catholic country. Ireland has gone through rapid and significant social changes in just one generation, decriminalizing homosexuality in 1993 and legalizing divorce two years later.

Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Game is played a day after shooting

This year's baseball game, played at Nationals Park in Southeast Washington , looks to be a place where members can show it. For the second consecutive day, the Louisiana lawmaker continued to fight for his life and authorities continued to investigate the shooting - and the nation braced for every update.

Global Wounded Capitol Police Officer Throws First Pitch
Author: 0 Wounded Capitol Police Officer Throws First Pitch

David Bailey, an officer with the U.S. Capitol Police and North Carolina Central University graduate, who was wounded as he helped stop a shooter Wednesday at a Congressional baseball practice threw out the first pitch Thursday night at the annual Congressional Baseball game.

Author: 0 British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

At least thirty people died in the Grenfell Tower fire , police have confirmed. After visiting the site of the devastating fire in a 24-storey tower building in London , May said on Thursday that she wanted to make sure the awful tragedy is properly investigated.

Author: 0 Sessions Calls Collusion Speculation 'Detestable,' Professes 'Confidence' in Mueller

For Republicans at Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions was the nation's top law enforcement officer, defending the president and declining to shed light on his conversations with Trump . Sessions testified that he never been briefed about the US intelligence community's finding in October 2016 that Russian Federation sought to influence the outcome of the USA election.

Global 'Metro man' to share stage with Modi
Author: 0 'Metro man' to share stage with Modi

Sreedharan who had on the other day said that he wouldn't be part of second phase of Kochi Metro - from Kaloor Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to Kakkanad Infopark, stated that he is ready to be a consultant on the request of Kerala Metro Rail Limited (KMRL).

Author: 0 How Theresa May's Snap Election Backfired

Fair play to the old boy, he said: "Send this one to Wenger!" Her centre-right party came first but lost its majority in parliament, meaning it is likely to have to secure the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and its 10 extra seats to push it over the line.

Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Game Has Been Bipartisan DC Fixture

An Illinois congressman who was at bat when a gunman attacked a group of GOP lawmakers and aides at baseball practice said in a TV interview Thursday that the ordeal is "still surreal". Scalise was among five people wounded when a shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing on a diamond in suburban Alexandria, Va.

Global Nevada reinstates key solar energy policy
Author: 0 Nevada reinstates key solar energy policy

Sunrun and Vivint Solar also said they will return to the state. The Nevada legislature earlier this year passed two additional renewable energy bills , Assembly Bill 206 and Senate Bill 392. He did so on Thursday during a ceremony held at a Tesla facility in Las Vegas. In the longer run, this bill may incentivize a move to self-consumption as the rates of credit for electricity exported to the grid fall; however as covered in pv magazine's June edition the economics of distributed ...

Author: 0 Philippines says arrests senior member of IS-backed Maute group

Some sniper shots could be heard. The conflict has entered its 23rd day. Asked why the government failed to stop the Marawi siege despite its advance knowledge of the plot, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the intelligence information was still being vetted, but the military nevertheless planned a raid on the hideout of Hapilon and other militants behind the plot.

Global Adele Visits Site Of Deadly Building Fire In London
Author: 0 Adele Visits Site Of Deadly Building Fire In London

In the early hours of Wednesday, the building turned into a flaming torch in minutes. The death toll in the high-rise tower blaze in Britain's capital soared to 30, police said Friday as they also warned that some of the victims may never be identified.

Author: 0 London fire: UK police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower inferno

Stuart Cundy said that "we believe this number will sadly increase". Meanwhile, Theresa May - who also visited the site of the fire today, although she did not meet with residents - has ordered a public inquiry into the blaze . Opponents of May's government demanded to know whether more could have been done to prevent the disaster and if spending cuts to local authorities had played a part.

Author: 0 Russian Army Says May Have Killed Daesh Leader Al-Baghdadi

Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai, is responsible for turning ISIS into a formidable force in northern Iraq and parts of Syria after helping the group splinter off from al Qaeda. Both are still under attack by various groups fighting under the cover of air strikes by the US-led coalition. Rami Abdulrahman, director of monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, cast doubt on the Russian report.

Author: 0 London fire: Police boss hopes fatalities 'don't reach triple figures'

Dozens are thought to be unaccounted for since the blaze , which police fear was so devastating that some victims may never be identified. Six bodies have so far been recovered from the gutted 24-storey tower, while 11 have been located inside but can not yet be removed.

Author: 0 Safety warning after Grenfell Tower building fire in London

Home Office Minister Nick Hurd described the Grenfell Tower fire as a "national tragedy" and said a full search was "unlikely to be feasible for some time". "The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that tragically 17 people are now known to have died in the awful fire at Grenfell Tower". On the other side of the church, volunteers sorted a mountain of donated clothing into piles for men, women and children of different sizes while others pack donated food into boxes.

Author: 0 WWE Smackdown: Randy Orton surprises Jinder Mahal

If there is one weakness to Corbin's game, it's his robot-like ability at times. John Cena , still nowhere to be seen as of the last WWE SmackDown episode could emerge from the shadows and come in for the save. Styles has become a baby face wrestler again without having to compromise his style or his persona. WWE has done a great job of creating lots of mini-feuds going into this match which will all play a role in the storytelling.

Author: 0 Accuser called Bill Cosby more than 50 times after assault: defense

She hoped to show Constand changed her mind about the date of the alleged 2004 assault after reviewing them, but Constand said she never got the records from Temple University for the work-issued phone. "He is 10 years older than even her own father", the mother testified, breaking down on the stand. His attorney began the trial by denying the accusations against him, and the comedian has denied the allegations of at least 60 women who have said they were sexually assaulted by him.

Author: 0 Expert warns about risks in Irish housing following Grenfell fire

Asked if the death toll could climb to triple figures, he said: "From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't". Cundy noted that the ongoing operation to recover and identify all victims is a complex process, and some may never be identified.

Author: 0 London fire: Syrian refugee named as first victim of Grenfell Tower blaze

Omar reached safety, however, for reasons unknown, Mohammed returned to his 14th floor flat to await rescue by firefighters and while there he spoke to his family in #Syria by phone. The page was set up by Kareen El Beyrouty from the Syria Solidarity Campaign. Mohamed Alhajali survived the terror of the Syrian civil war and a treacherous crossing of the Mediterranean only to die 14 storeys above the streets of Kensington.

Global Cotton suggests Comey set precedent of private meetings with Trump
Author: 0 Cotton suggests Comey set precedent of private meetings with Trump

The investigation into obstruction of justice into Trump started days after Comey was let go on May 9, people familiar with the matter told The Post . But Mr Comey suggested he expected Mr Mueller would look into whether Mr Trump's efforts to intervene in the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry amounted to obstruction of justice.

Global Putin: Russia Wants Constructive Dialogue With US
Author: 0 Putin: Russia Wants Constructive Dialogue With US

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a little of the secrecy Thursday around his grandchildren and mockingly offered ex-FBI chief James Comey asylum during his annual televised chat with the Russian people. Putin avoided mentioning opposition leader Alexei Navalny by name, but made clear he did not approve of an anti-Kremlin protest on Monday which was broken up by baton-wielding riot police.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan outplay England by eight wickets, reach final

Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan said his team did not simply adapt to the conditions. "It is a good learning curve for us but we've got to keep the same drive that we've had over the last 18 months to keep getting better so that, when that World Cup does come round, we're in the best shape possible and give ourselves the best chance of really contending that final".

Author: 0 Warmbier's father criticizes Obama administration

A pair hugs and cries outside the plane carrying Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, before he is transferred from a transport aircraft to. Unresponsive wakefulness is a syndrome in which someone has no awareness of their surroundings, despite perhaps his eyes being open, blinking or looking around, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr.

Global U.S. attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats
Author: 0 U.S. attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Rogers' former deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed as part of Mueller's investigation, according to five people "briefed on the requests" who were "not authorized to discuss the matter publicly", the paper reports .

Author: 0 Scalise is in "some trouble"

President Trump is not planning to attend the game because of security concerns, the White House said Wednesday. Scalise , R-La., was shot in the attack Wednesday morning at a baseball park in the D.C. Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected in 2008. And even as the fans rose as one to cheer Scalise's name and the Capitol Police, there was no mistaking the lusty cheers for their own side as the game progressed.

Author: 0 Palestine FM slams Israel premier for 'hindering peace'

Fifty years ago today, the 1967 Middle East War began between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. In the aftermath of the Six-Day War, about 280,000 to 325,000 Palestinians fled their homes. Another stated they were part of the demo to protest the occupation and "call all the world to recognise now the independent Palestinian state". June 5 marks the beginning of the Six- Day War.

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