Author: 0 Trump set to roll back Obama policy on Cuba

Rubio called the new policy a strategic, long-term attempt to force aging Cuban military and intelligence officers to ease their grip on the island's economy as a younger generation of leaders prepares to take over. "Our view is we are", Tillerson said. He will also leave in place some other tangible measures implemented by his Democratic predecessor, including the resumption of direct US-Cuba commercial flights, though Trump's more restrictive policy seems certain to dampen new economic ...

Global Trump Allies Try to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller After Initial Praise
Author: 0 Trump Allies Try to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller After Initial Praise

The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller. "Did the president at any time ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 elections?" But that changed shortly after Trump fired Comey last May, the Post's sources said.

Author: 0 Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to clinch power deal

On a visit to Paris on Tuesday evening where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron, May described the talks as "productive". As European leaders tried to fathom exactly how Britain would begin the negotiations, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany wanted a Brexit deal that would limit negative consequences for the bloc but also did not want it to weaken Britain.

Global Wife of Shooter Didn't Know Husband's Plan
Author: 0 Wife of Shooter Didn't Know Husband's Plan

Hodgkinson lived out of a white cargo van in a gentrified neighborhood just miles from where US laws are made. Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire on dozens of Republican congressmen and staffers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the FBI, The Daily Caller has learned.

Global Hirono, Schatz react to travel ban ruling
Author: 0 Hirono, Schatz react to travel ban ruling

What the Ninth Court did, though, was give the Supreme Court more choices when it rules on the travel ban, as it nearly certainly will. Ruling on a case brought by the state of Hawaii, the appeal judges found that the executive order violated existing immigration legislation.

Global Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy
Author: 0 Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy

There's also no change to the policy allowing USA travelers to bring home an unlimited amount of Cuban rum and cigars for personal consumption. The policy also would restrict the flow of American dollars to the military, security and intelligence services that are central to the government led by President Raul Castro.

Global Wounded NCCU grad throws out first pitch at annual Congressional Baseball game
Author: 0 Wounded NCCU grad throws out first pitch at annual Congressional Baseball game

A single bullet traveled across Scalise's pelvis, fractured bones, injured internal organs and caused severe bleeding and he was transported in shock to the medical center, CBS reported , quoting the hospital. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the president would not attend because of security concerns. The 59th annual baseball game, played at Nationals Park in southeast Washington , looks to be a place where members can show it.

Author: 0 London inferno toll now 30, set to rise even further

In addition to the Scotland Yard investigation, Theresa May also vowed to initiate a public inquiry into the causes of the blaze, which erupted late on Tuesday night and raged for a full 24 hours. The death toll from a fire that engulfed a residential high-rise building in London this week has climbed to 30 as rescue workers continue to search for survivors, police said, adding that the blaze did not appear to have been deliberately started.

Global Russian Federation denies confirmation of Baghdadi's killing
Author: 0 Russian Federation denies confirmation of Baghdadi's killing

The May 28 airstrike was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group's de facto capital, Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to a ministry statement. ISIL is an acronym for the so-called IS group, also known as ISIS and Daesh. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's war, said airstrikes on the road linked the villages of Ratla and Kasrat killed 18 people while the activist-operated Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently ...

Global EIA lowers forecasts for OPEC oil production
Author: 0 EIA lowers forecasts for OPEC oil production

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at.51 per barrel, up 11 cents from their previous close , but down 7.3 percent from May 25. Tuesday evening the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported that crude inventories fell by 4.6 million barrels in the week ending June 2.

Global Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris Say They Have Their Own Climate Deal
Author: 0 Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris Say They Have Their Own Climate Deal

Ige also signed a bill Tuesday to form a task force to study how agriculture and aquaculture in Hawaii can help sequester carbon dioxide. While the White House has refused to say whether or not Trump believes that climate change is real, Kim Jong Un 's regime makes clear its position.

Author: 0 GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

Capitol Police said officers who were part of Scalise's security detail returned fire and wounded the shooter , who was taken into custody. ADVERTISEMENTIt's not clear whether the man who spoke to DeSantis was the shooter. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Miss., who proceeded to put him on the phone with a detective on the scene. "If he was in a crowd of people, he's not someone who would really stick out", he said.

Global 911 Call Captures Account of Couple Held Hostage — Georgia Prison Escapees
Author: 0 911 Call Captures Account of Couple Held Hostage — Georgia Prison Escapees

The wife is heard sobbing in the background of the call as her husband speaks to the dispatcher. "You did a good job". Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the escaped inmates had been inside a secured area of the bus. Two Georgia inmates captured after a manhunt in the killings of two prison guards have appeared in court in Tennessee, wearing orange jumpsuits and surrounded by law enforcement.

Author: 0 Minnesota officer acquitted in St. Louis native's death

Earl Gray, an attorney for Yanez , welcomed the decision. "You are supposed to be happy not crying", he was overheard saying to Yanez's mother. The Minnesota jury has been deliberating this week. John's Law School in NY, and a former prosecutor. The trial took place amid a national debate over whether officers can or should be convicted of crimes.

Author: 0 German FM calls Helmut Kohl a 'great European'

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he was "a great German statesman and above all a great European". It was the close friendships Mr Kohl built up with other world leaders that helped him persuade anti-communist Western allies and the leaders of the collapsing Soviet Union that a strong, united Germany could live at peace with its neighbours.

Author: 0 Watch Conrad Roy's father react to Michelle Carter's guilty verdict

Roy's family ", said Judge Lawrence Moniz . She is due to be sentenced on August 3. In the note addressed to Carter , Roy had thanked her for her 'effort and kindness' . Once his ruling is made, Moniz said he will announce it in open court the following morning. ►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this .

Author: 0 President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witch hunt

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing three senior intelligence officials to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice . Updated at 1:55 include more information from the Post article. The inquiries appear to be part of a fact-finding mission and it would ultimately be up to Mueller to decide whether there is enough evidence to recommend pursuing charges on any part of the investigation.

Global London fire: Death toll soars to 30
Author: 0 London fire: Death toll soars to 30

Meanwhile, British media reported that the number of dead could surpass 100. However, Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody". Twenty four people are being treated in hospital, including 12 who are in critical care, he added. But fury has grown in the local community at what people say is the slow response from authorities to the fire and a failure to inform families and friends about the fate of loved ones.

Global Confirmed death toll in London fire rises to 30
Author: 0 Confirmed death toll in London fire rises to 30

Several dozen police, including mounted officers, were in attendance. Choucair told Reuters residents had concerns about the safety of the building and she was angry about what has happened. As the royals were leaving the centre, they were met with anguished cries for help from a crowd of about 40 people. Rydon , the firm responsible for the overall refurbishment of the tower, said its work had "met all required building regulations - as well as fire regulations and health and safety ...

Author: 0 Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey

Since then, dozens of critical leaks about the Russian Federation investigation and Trump's handling of classified information have been reported , seriously undermining the administration's agenda. U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials.

Global Jo Cox's husband says 'family has not been broken'
Author: 0 Jo Cox's husband says 'family has not been broken'

Mr and Mrs Leadbeater reflected on events in the United Kingdom over the past year, including the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London as well as the Grenfell Tower fire. Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, added: "A year has passed since the tragic death of our colleague, Jo Cox , and as always my thoughts will be with Brendan, their children and Jo's family and friends on this sad anniversary".

Global Fowler leads record-setting first round at US Open
Author: 0 Fowler leads record-setting first round at US Open

No one took advantage like Fowler . McIlroy is 6 over for the tournament, 13 shots back of leaders Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey . He loved Erin Hills , a course with wide fairways between the knee-high fescue that he figured would allow him to attack.

Global Special Counsel Looking Into Possible Obstruction of Justice by Trump
Author: 0 Special Counsel Looking Into Possible Obstruction of Justice by Trump

On Wednesday night, a spokesman for Trump's lawyer did not refute the notion that Trump was under examination but decried what he said were leaks that led to the story. Rosenstein was the one to make the decision because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

Global Trump Acknowledges He's Being Investigated In Firing Of Comey
Author: 0 Trump Acknowledges He's Being Investigated In Firing Of Comey

Amid reports that President Trump is considering firing the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigations, a senior Justice Department official said Tuesday that he - and not the president - is the only official empowered to dismiss the prosecutor and that he sees no reason to do so.

Global Macron set for second landslide
Author: 0 Macron set for second landslide

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is lamenting "catastrophic" low turnout in the first round of parliamentary elections dominated by President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party. Others said they had not voted as they were exhausted out by the drawn-out electoral cycle, with party primaries that started a year ago before the two rounds of presidential and then legislative contests.

Author: 0 London police: Grenfell tower fire death toll reaches 30

Numerous victims are thought to have been trapped in upper floors. Police were forced to break up scuffles between members of the crowd as Mrs May's vehicle drove off. There was a large police presence as Mrs May met a group of victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church close to the scene of the horrific blaze on Friday afternoon.

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

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined , though some have mentioned the explosion of an appliance could be the cause. Mrs May, who made a brief, private visit to the scene earlier, said: "The emergency services told me that the way this fire spread and took hold of the building was rapid, it was ferocious, it was unexpected".

Author: 0 Many Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

The White house also made a decision to limit tourist travel of Americans to Cuba. President Donald Trump announced new restrictions Friday limiting USA citizens' ability to travel to and do business in Cuba, moving to roll back a historic rapprochement led by the Obama administration that he frequently targeted on the campaign trail.

Author: 0 United Kingdom gets its first female Sikh MP in general election

May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - will keep their jobs, but she is expected to shuffle the lower ranks of ministers.

Author: 0 May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

Mrs May has also been engaged in separate discussions with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) with a view to forming a minority Westminster government with them. "It can't be a deal that affects and infects the talks process", he said. He implied that they would, because he said that the the Tories and the DUP were committed to a four-point agenda involving "strengthening the union, combating terrorism, delivering Brexit and delivering prosperity", but it sounded as if the DUP has not yet ...

Global Trump fired Comey, so why not Mueller, too?
Author: 0 Trump fired Comey, so why not Mueller, too?

Trump can rescind the regulation that establishes the burden of " good cause" for such a firing, or he could simply fire Rosenstein and install someone more to his liking. SCHATZ: Can you tell the public what matters the attorney general is recused from? Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian ...

Author: 0 Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet' for all of us

Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". The fact that his injuries brought him close to death was not widely known initially. Damage from a bullet occurs when it's traveling. But Mr. Scalise is expected to recover.

Author: 0 Tory-DUP deal put on hold due to London fire

Talks between the Conservatives and the DUP are reported to be progressing well, although it is likely to be early next week before an agreement is finalised. However, sources close to the talks said that while the discussions were "stuttering", 95% had been agreed between both sides, meaning the deal could still be announced in time to allow the Queens's speech on Monday.

Global US teenager who urged boyfriend to kill himself guilty of manslaughter
Author: 0 US teenager who urged boyfriend to kill himself guilty of manslaughter

At the time, Carter was living in Plainville, Mass.; Roy was found dead about 50 miles away in a parking lot in Fairhaven, Mass., in a truck whose cab was filled with carbon monoxide by a generator. Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning Friday. "You're finally going to be happy in heaven". Bristol County prosecutor Maryclare Flynn portrayed Carter as a manipulative person who enjoyed her control over the teen and hoped to win sympathy for herself among her high school ...

Global Pence hires outside legal counsel
Author: 0 Pence hires outside legal counsel

Kasowitz is less a navigator of Washington and more a proven loyalist, a NY attorney who helped Trump through troubles from divorce to bankruptcy. Pence's spokesman says he's hired an outside counsel to help him deal with inquiries related to the probe.

Author: 0 The Trump report targets Hillary Clinton's Justice Department

Trump asked on March 20. Others in some serious tweets tried to justify that Clinton had come out clean in many enquiries conducted in the past and Trump's statement was irrelevant. In addition, a special counsel is reportedly probing whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey last month. Comey had testified that Lynch, as President Obama's attorney general, directed him on how to describe the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Clinton's email ...

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as 'inhumane', like a 'death penalty'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his country's position to support Qatar and diplomatic engagement to help end the crisis in a speech to party members on Tuesday. "Victimising Qatar through smear campaigns serves no goal", he said during a parliamentary address, using the Arabic abbreviation for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), on Tuesday.

Author: 0 US official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killing

The ministry said the IS leaders were gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from Raqqa, the group's de facto capital. Russian Federation informed the United States about the attack, the statement added. A spokesman for the US-led anti-IS coalition said he could not confirm the Russian claim. The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State said it could not confirm the Russian report that Baghdadi may have been killed .

Global Theresa May Wants Answers About The London Apartment Tower Fire
Author: 0 Theresa May Wants Answers About The London Apartment Tower Fire

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to speculation that the number of dead could exceed 100, saying: "From a personal perspective, I really hope it isn't". Harley Facades, which fitted the panels, said in a statement: "At this time , we are not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding".

Author: 0 Online juggernaut Amazon buying Whole Foods

That particular bit of industry noise was muted by the reverberations of Amazon's sonic boom. It feels similar to the and Modcloth efforts. Mike von Massow, a food economics expert at the University of Guelph, says Amazon could use the 13 Whole Foods locations in Canada to provide more grocery delivery and pickup offerings or roll out its checkout-free grocery store concept tested in Seattle a year ago.

Global American Airlines, TSA Test New 3-D Scanner In Phoenix
Author: 0 American Airlines, TSA Test New 3-D Scanner In Phoenix

If the testing is successful, American may expand the use of this new technology to other more checkpoint locations. The technology is similar to what is now used to inspect checked luggage at USA airports today, but traditional X-ray machines are used to inspect carry-on luggage.

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan says Saudi king should resolve Gulf rift during Ramadan - RTP

Qatar will sign a deal to buy as many as 36 F-15 jets from the United States as the two countries navigate tensions over President Donald Trump's backing of a Saudi-led coalition's move to isolate the country for supporting terrorism. Even though the partnership between Washington and Doha is still going strong judging by the F-15 sale, Trump's confusing stance and comments are likely to test it to its limit.

Author: 0 Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against Trump

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed new Iran sanctions legislation by an overwhelming margin, despite earlier fretting by former Secretary of State John Kerry that it could jeopardize the nuclear deal he worked so hard to negotiate. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted to expand sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program , systematic human rights abuses, violations of arms embargoes, and state support for ...

Author: 0 Police fear some victims of London tower fire may never be identified

The damning revelation comes as the building firm behind £8.6m worth of renovation work at the Grenfell Tower insisted its work "met fire regulations ". Using drones and sniffer dogs, firefighters continued Friday to search the burned-out housing block that looms over Notting Dale, a low-income community next to the super-affluent Notting Hill neighborhood in west London .

Global ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike - MoD
Author: 0 ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike - MoD

Russian Federation said around 30 field commanders and 300 militants were killed by fighter jets. The US was said to have been informed of the strike in advance. The airstrike was launched following confirmation by drone footage of the location of the meeting. The US said that it could not confirm al Baghdadi's death.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande gets Manchester bee tattoo in memory of terror attack victims

More than 50,000 fans attended the show, which raised millions for the Manchester Emergency Fund and British Red Cross , at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. He criticised the " One Last Time " hitmaker, saying: "If the queen can visit the victims in hospital, so can the star they paid to see". 'All week you have been incredible and as a friend, I'm so proud of you my love.

Author: 0 Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Formally Takes Office

As Ireland's prime minister, Varadkar will also deal with the implications of Brexit on the country and the yet-to-be formalised coalition arrangement between the Democratic Unionist Party of neighbouring Northern Ireland and the ruling Conservative party in London.

Global Kenya official: Roadside bomb kills 4 in vehicle
Author: 0 Kenya official: Roadside bomb kills 4 in vehicle

One of those killed was a government chief and another chief was critically wounded, said Eric Oronyi, a deputy county commissioner. Suspicion has fallen on al-Shabab extremists. The vehicle is used commercially along the Elwak-Mandera route, he said. A suspected al Shabaab roadside bomb killed four people and injured 11 in northeast Kenya on Friday, a senior government official said.

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