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Author: 0 Talks on propping up UK PM May's Conservatives are 'very positive'

Conservative Party sources say May wants to show her government is up and running but her loss of authority in last week's election will make it harder to handle a hectic agenda - Brexit talks with the European Union, tackling a slowing economy, a political crisis in Ireland, and a devastating fire in London.

Author: 0 Adams tells Theresa May she's in breach of the Good Friday Agreement

Mr Davis is expected to meet Mr Barnier at the Commission's headquarters in Belgian capital Brussels on Monday but it is not known how long the initial round of talks will last. If the limit is not extended, 29 March 2019 will be the day that Britain leaves the European Union - with or without a deal to cover trade, intelligence, customs, free movement and other hugely important matters in place.

Author: 0 Mayor on Grenfell Tower visit heckled by crowds including boy, seven

Police have confirmed at least 30 people are dead and dozens more are injured . Families of the victims and residents of Grenfell said they were furious that the local government had for years ignored their complaints about the building's lack of measures in case of fire and had not adequately attended to survivors of the blaze.

Author: 0 Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

They have been planning to visit Cuba for two years now; their interest started when then-President Obama was reestablishing diplomatic, cultural and commercial relations. But once the consequences of his new policy are analyzed closely, it's easy to see why this move will hurt those who Trump claims to be helping. For instance, at its naval base on the " illegally occupied " Guantanamo Bay, the United States subjected " dozens of prisoners " to torture and arbitrary detention, it said.

Author: 0 'Slower progress' in Theresa May's talks with DUP

Some Tories - including ex-PM John Major - have been alarmed that an arrangement with the DUP would harm the Good Friday Agreement by undermining the United Kingdom government's claim to be impartial . For Labour, shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said the prospect of a Conservative-DUP deal was "worrying", telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It would create a lot of instability in terms of the peace process in Northern Ireland".

Author: 0 London protests held as anger mounts over Grenfell fire

May met with hospitalized survivors Friday after coming under criticism for failing to meet with angry residents of the building earlier in the week. "It really devastated me", he said . The British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund for the victims. However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was London mayor until a year ago, took to Facebook to attack opposition Labour politicians for "political game playing".

Author: 0 Trump expresses more frustration over Russia investigation

With news reports that the Special Counsel investigating election interference in 2016 by Russian Federation is looking at possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump , Mr. President Trump went on a Twitter rant Tuesday against two of his favorite targets: former attorney general Loretta Lynch and the media. When asked why he didn't at least push back against Lynch's directive, Comey said it was because he decided, "This isn't a hill worth dying on, and so I just said, ...

Global The nice things Trump and others said about Rod Rosenstein
Author: 0 The nice things Trump and others said about Rod Rosenstein

Although he was strongly critical of some of Mr Comey's testimony, the US President said last week the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief had vindicated him when he said Mr Trump was not the subject of the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 Brexit negotiations to start on EU's terms

The UK government's Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, agreed on Thursday that official divorce talks will begin Monday, June 19. Major says that any reintroduction of a hard border in Northern Ireland could prove harmful to long-term peace in the country. European Union leaders have voiced growing impatience to start Brexit negotiations, which have already been delayed by the parliamentary election - and on which the clock is ticking.

Author: 0 Steve Scalise Has 'Improved in Last 24 Hours,' Remains in Critical Condition

Predicting when the congressman would be released from the hospital was hard, the doctor said, adding that "he will require a period of healing and of rehabilitation". Trump said the universal support for Scalise and others wounded in the shooting might help heal the country's many political differences. Scalise arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", Sava said.

Author: 0 Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation

Mr. 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". Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigation that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, wrote in an op-ed column in the Washington Post , "Mueller should be allowed to do his work unhindered and unimpeded".

Author: 0 London fire could delay Brexit talks

Ministers have already said that the Queen's Speech may have to be set back from its scheduled date of next Monday, June 19, because of the ongoing negotiations. The party continued that any deal agreed between the two parties could affect the ability to form a new Stormont Government. "There is very little time left".

Global Congressional Baseball Game carries on, one day after shooting
Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Game carries on, one day after shooting

Scalise has received two surgeries for his injuries since Wednesday, including a surgery on Thursday in orthopedic trauma to fix a broken bone in his leg. Within hours, the tragic shooting on a baseball practice field near Washington that left the shooter dead and a congressman and others wounded seemed to bring some foes in Congress together.

Author: 0 Trump Finally Confirms He's Under Investigation on Twitter, of Course

Special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional panels are investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency. Allegations Kushner's finances are being studied as part of the investigation come after it was reported last month the team behind the probe were examining meetings he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a Russian banking executive late a year ago during the presidential transition.

Global Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties
Author: 0 Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

The deal, which adds new sanctions against Russia's defense and military-intelligence sectors while codifying existing sanctions into law, drew opposition only from GOP Sens. In order to prevent Trump from opposing the measure, lawmakers have attached it to a bill meant to impose pressure on Iran , a move favorable to Trump.

Global Ireland set to have first openly gay Prime Minister
Author: 0 Ireland set to have first openly gay Prime Minister

Varadkar is likely to succeed Enda Kenny, who has stepped down in May, following him involvement in a corruption scandal. The 38-year-old son of an immigrant Indian doctor is now expected to become Taoiseach after winning a leadership battle against Simon Coveney.

Global US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors after ship collision
Author: 0 US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors after ship collision

The Navy's 7th Fleet says flooding is stabilized and sailors from the Dewey came aboard to help with damage control. The Navy said that the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan , a city south of Tokyo that is home to a U.S.

Global The most chilling line of Comey's testimony
Author: 0 The most chilling line of Comey's testimony

The next day Mr Trump called Mr Comey into the Oval Office and requested that he drop the FBI investigation into Mr Flynn. Trump said that he would be willing to testify under oath, and Collins said he should fully cooperate with the special counsel in the case.

Author: 0 Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'

The Associated Press reported Thursday night that Scalise's doctors had said the majority whip "remains in critical condition but has shown improvement". "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday, adding he also visited the wounded Capitol Police officer at the hospital.

Author: 0 Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

MedStar Washington Hospital Centre, where Mr Scalise is receiving treatment, said in a statement the congressman "sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip", and that he will need additional surgeries. Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond is the Democrats' star pitcher, and a close friend of Scalise's. "The guy's down to a handgun, he dropped his rifle, they shoot him, I go over there, they put him in handcuffs", Conaway said, adding that if the shooter had "gotten inside the fence, where a ...

Author: 0 White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

Moody "never spoke to the president regarding this issue", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement that was found to have taken a long time coming and said little. In 1973, Nixon turned to the third-ranking Justice official, Solicitor General Robert Bork, who fired Cox in his capacity as acting attorney general.

Author: 0 Gunman who shot Republican congressman had history of railing against GOP

Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican members of the United States Congress as they practiced for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning, authorities said. Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.", it said.

Author: 0 Shooting Spurs Calls For New Lawmaker Security Measures

Scalise underwent a third procedure and second surgery for his gunshot wound Thursday. A congressional women's softball team has hit the practice field in Washington amid heavier security, a day after an attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game.

Author: 0 Britain, EU in suspense

In a meeting lasting around 90 minutes, the Prime Minister updated her top team on the on-going discussions with the Unionists to secure an agreement propping up the Tory minority government. The proposed deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. Though Foster supported Brexit , she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union , given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern ...

Author: 0 Trump slams obstruction of justice story on Twitter

US President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday he is under investigation in a probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign - and seemed to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry.

Author: 0 Anger erupts in London as Grenfell protesters take to the streets

Smoke billows as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London , Britain, June 14. The Prime Minister came under fire as she visited victims of the tragedy and was heckled as she left. "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday.

Author: 0 British PM orders inquiry into London inferno, toll is 17

Girls have photos of a missing child on their t-shirts near scene of the massive fire in Grenfell Tower , in rear, in London , Thursday, June 15, 2017. Police surrounded May as she left a church Friday following the meeting with survivors and protesters shouted "Shame on you!" and "Coward!" She told Sky News there were still "unknown numbers" of people inside, and specialist search units as well as sniffer dogs will work to locate bodies.

Global Royal Family Attends Queen's Birthday Parade
Author: 0 Royal Family Attends Queen's Birthday Parade

The royal tot wore an heirloom piece that his father and grandfather, Prince Charles , had worn when he made his Trooping debut in 2015. The entire royal family joined her on the balcony of the palace to watch a fly-past by the Royal Air Force featuring 29 aircraft.

Author: 0 UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

Fire officials were going through the building carefully amid fears that some charred floors may collapse. The monarch has expressed her sympathies to families of victims of the blaze. "It should define the leadership of May and she should be forced to resign", he said. A memorial wall has been created for people to write messages to the missing.

Global I have provided all details to JIT: Shahbaz Sharif
Author: 0 I have provided all details to JIT: Shahbaz Sharif

Last month, the powerful army withdrew a controversial tweet that had rattled the Sharif government over a media leak about a rift between the two power centres over fighting militancy in the country. He was speaking to the media on Saturday after appearing before the team at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA). "My government and my family have presented them for accountability", Geo News quoted Nawaz Sharif , as saying after appearing for approximately three hours in front of the JIT ...

Global The complex issues of the Russian Federation probe, special counsel
Author: 0 The complex issues of the Russian Federation probe, special counsel

Although the investigation has not yet been confirmed, President Trump sent a tweet on Thursday which more or less affirmed he is being investigated. Trump writes , "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Trump was responding to a Washington Post report that special counsel Robert Mueller , who is overseeing the Department of Justice Russia investigation, is looking into whether Trump ...

Author: 0 Relatives Of London Fire Victims Unleash Their Fury Upon Theresa May

More grief and anger in London over a massive apartment fire. 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. "It really devastated me", he said. However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was London mayor until a year ago, took to Facebook to attack opposition Labour politicians for "political game playing".

Global CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Fast Ends After Situation In Mandsaur Improves
Author: 0 CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Fast Ends After Situation In Mandsaur Improves

Asserting that the Chief Minister would take decision in the interest of farmers , another farmer said that they haven't seen any chief minister making so much effort for them. However, police said the circumstances of his death were unclear and they were awaiting his postmortem report. The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh, an umbrella body of 62 farmer unions, on Saturday passed a resolution seeking dismissal of the Madhya Pradesh government and imposition of President's rule in the state.

Author: 0 'Steve Scalise Took A Bullet For All Of Us'

Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was shot and then dragged himself away from the infield in a trail of blood. Mr Scalise , 51, and three others were wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, from the St Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois opened fire in Alexandria, Virginia, on Republican lawmakers practising for the charity game.

Author: 0 Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ

The Washington Post and the New York Times both reported that special counsel Robert Mueller was seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who were not involved in Trump's campaign: US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats; US National Security Agency (NSA) Director Michael Rogers; and former NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett.

Global Earthquakes Continue To Shake The Area West Of Yellowstone National Park
Author: 0 Earthquakes Continue To Shake The Area West Of Yellowstone National Park

We say "rocking", but on the whole they were minor, barely noticed quakes. The 4.5-magnitude quake struck Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The West Yellowstone Police Department added that the natural disaster was felt in a nearby town. June 15, 2017 07:55 PM MDTThe University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light quake of magnitude 4.5 occurred at 06:48 PM on June 15, 2017 (MDT).

Global Iran makes more arrests after Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran makes more arrests after Tehran attacks

Iran's parliament speaker says the legislature is to deliver a "serious" and "clear" response to a push at the US Senate to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic . Abbasi said the attacks were unprecedented since the killing of Iranian lawmakers in 1980s. "The terrorists first went by auto to the mausoleum and after dropping two of them off, went to the city centre to attack parliament", the police said.

Author: 0 Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

It would also leave open the option of walking away from the negotiations with no deal in place - a decision that many businesses warn could be disastrous. Brexit talks start Monday without clarity on what the exact nature of the UK's departure from Europe will be. Yesterday the Evening Standard - whose editor George Osborne was dropped as Chancellor of the Exchequer by May previous year - reported that a group of "sensible" Tory MPs were meeting with their Labour counterparts to ...

Author: 0 May to meet Irish party leader on government formation

Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said: The Conservatives can not go from weak and wobbly to business as usual in three days. "I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out", May told Conservatives MPs during a crunch meeting in Westminster.

Author: 0 Gunshots Ring Out at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice

We've had a very, very divided country for many years. Griner, Bailey and a third officer, Henry Cabrera, engaged the gunman nearly immediately, and Alexandria Police officers quickly added support upon arriving at the scene, eventually fatally wounding the alleged gunman, identified by federal law enforcement sources to CNN as James Hodgkinson .

Author: 0 Fleischmann: Important for baseball game to go on after shooting

The hospital caring for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , who was shot by a gunman during a Republican congressional charity baseball game practice today, says he is in critical condition . Both officers have been released from the hospital, and Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said Griner is now in "good condition". The hospital said Thursday that Scalise had improved in the past 24 hours but that his condition remained critical and he would need additional operations that would ...

Author: 0 Trump's Adjustment To US Policy Toward Cuba Draws Reaction

Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami , Trump will issue a presidential directive to reverse some of the loosened regulations that Obama introduced after a 2014 breakthrough between the two former Cold War foes, senior White House officials said .

Global United States lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalised
Author: 0 United States lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalised

He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him. Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital multiple times. Ticket sales picked up after Wednesday's shooting, eventually setting an attendance record, the organizers said, as attendees such as Alexander Hilten, 16, of Arlington, Virginia, made a decision to come to the game for the first time.

Author: 0 Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller

Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary. But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved.

Author: 0 Trump confirms he is under investigation

Trump: "Oh, I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". In characteristic style Mr Trump himself struck back on Twitter. Mr Trump's legal team responded angrily to the report that he is being personally investigated saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the resident is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal ".

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