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Author: 0 Gashed Fitzgerald reaches port as search for sailors continues

Navy official said after the collision that the bridge was damaged and communication with the ship was limited and hard. Despite efforts to ease the intake of water, the statement said it was "uncertain how long it will take to gain access to the spaces once the ship is pier side in Yokosuka".

Author: 0 Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice

Comey testified under oath to the Senate intelligence committee earlier in June that Trump told him in a private conversation: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Quoting officials, the newspaper said one event of interest to Mr Mueller is an exchange on March 22, when Mr Coats told associates that Mr Trump had asked him to intervene with Mr Comey to get him to back off the focus on Mr Trump's former national security advisor Mike Flynn ...

Global UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine
Author: 0 UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

Some 6,500 Palestinians are now being held in Israeli jails, many of whom were convicted of attacks or planning attacks against Israelis. It has fueled recurring cycles of violence and retribution. Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War, Israel's greatest military victory, a victory that ironically inflicted a political disaster upon the state of Israel.

Author: 0 North Korea releases Cincinnati native from hard labor camp

Warmbier was detained in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March last year for trying to steal an item with a propaganda slogan, according to North Korean media. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, confirmed the release but did not comment on Warmbier's health. Leigh and Kim may not have seen each other, as a room divider separated the two men, but Leigh said he heard North Korean security agents accuse "Professor Kim" of spreading "a pro-West curriculum" at Pyongyang ...

Author: 0 Deputy AG warns 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

In a series of tweets, Trump on Thursday said: "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". A spokesman for the office of the special counsel declined to comment, and so did a representative for the director of National Intelligence. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday.

Global Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says
Author: 0 Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

The gunman who opened fire on congressmen at a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday had a list of Republican names in his pocket at the time of the incident, Fox News has confirmed . When that woman's boyfriend confronted Hodgkinson, he struck him in the face with a shotgun before firing off a round as the man fled, a police report said.

Author: 0 Deputy AG: 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the November election in his favor . A White House official said Friday's tweetstorm is a sign Trump is "taking matters into his own hands" - the latest example of how he thinks he is the best person to deliver his message.

Author: 0 Brussels left waiting as May tries to clinch deal

The Prime Minister will meet separately with representatives of Sinn Fein , the Ulster Unionists, the SDLP and the Alliance Party - as well as the DUP - in Downing Street in an attempt to allay growing concerns. " We as Government remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent agreements , " she told reporters during an official visit to France on Tuesday evening.

Global EU, UK Citizens' Status First on Brexit Talks Agenda: Brexit Secretary
Author: 0 EU, UK Citizens' Status First on Brexit Talks Agenda: Brexit Secretary

She declined to speculate about any change in Britain's plans to withdraw from the European Union following the election, saying, "The citizens have decided, and I assume that we will have to carry out these negotiations". The EU has insisted that this sequence involve sorting out Britain's departure and urgent issues like the rights of citizens affected by Brexit before the shape of future ties or trade are discussed.

Author: 0 Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine

One source said Rosenstein has yet to formally ask career attorneys inside the Justice Department for their opinion on whether he should recuse himself . It was not clear what prompted the statement, although it came hours after The Washington Post reported that the business dealings of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being examined as part of Mueller's investigation.

Global Puerto Rico votes for USA statehood, but to little avail
Author: 0 Puerto Rico votes for USA statehood, but to little avail

A total of 97% of the Puerto Ricans who cast their vote in the island's non-binding referendum on Sunday voted in favor of seeking to become a full-fledged USA state, CNN reported . "Supporters of statehood did not seem enthusiastic about this plebiscite as they were five years ago". That works out to just under 1% of the island's population, a very similar percentage that most other states have joining the USA military each year.

Global Sinn Féin protests to Theresa May over Tory-DUP link
Author: 0 Sinn Féin protests to Theresa May over Tory-DUP link

May does not necessarily need a firm deal from the DUP before opening parliament and might hope that she would receive the necessary backing anyway. May wants to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation process to give business time to prepare for the impact of the divorce.

Author: 0 Trump Transition Team Told to Preserve Russia-Related Records - Memorandum

President Donald Trump shares a laugh with (clockwise from left) Ms.Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Secretary Tom Price, U.S. As a former staffer or volunteer of the Presidential Transition Team, you have a duty to preserve any physical and electronic records that may be related in any way to the subject matter of the pending investigations, as described below in more detail.

Global UK PM May confident of deal to keep top job
Author: 0 UK PM May confident of deal to keep top job

LONDON (AP) - The leader of Britain's House of Commons says the state opening of Parliament will take place on June 21. "The risk is that Northern Ireland continues to fail to find solutions, and potentially the peace process unwinds", he told AFP .

Author: 0 Trump Administration Rips Leaks Surrounding Mueller Probe

Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May after Rosenstein authored a memo advising him to do so. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet. The Russia issue has cast a shadow over Trump's five months in office. The Twitter attacks came as vice president Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.

Author: 0 Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to President Donald Trump's weird Friday statement that appeared to confirm he's the subject of an obstructive of justice investigation, urging Congress to take precautions against any presidential interference.

Global President Trump Calls It a Travel Ban - Lawyers Call it Self-Sabotage
Author: 0 President Trump Calls It a Travel Ban - Lawyers Call it Self-Sabotage

In a series of tweets , Trump said the United States was already " extreme vetting " travellers coming into the country for safety reasons. The ACLU, which frequently speaks out against Trump's travel ban in courts, said on Twitter that it may use Trump's tweets about the ban in its argument at the Supreme Court .

Author: 0 Putin rooting for Russian football team

Russian farmers have pleaded with the Kremlin to keep the import ban even if the West lifts its sanctions, but Putin said that if "our partners lift the sanctions against our economy, we will respond in kind". Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, was given asylum by Russian Federation for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency to journalists.

Global Trump DC Hotel Finances Are Under the Microscope
Author: 0 Trump DC Hotel Finances Are Under the Microscope

He also reported United States dollars 37.2 million in income in the past year from Mar-a-Lago, the private Florida resort where he hosted the president of China and ordered missile strikes against Syria. His assets probably exceeded $1.4 billion because the disclosure form provided ranges of values. The financial disclosures released aren't as detailed as tax returns would be.

Global Trump weighing firing special counsel in Russian probe, close friend says
Author: 0 Trump weighing firing special counsel in Russian probe, close friend says

Allies of the President cast doubt on the idea that Mr. Trump would take such a drastic step, and White House officials said Mr. Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller. Mr Ruddy appeared to be basing his remarks, at least in part, on comments from Jay Sekulow, a member of Mr Trump's legal team, who told ABC in an interview on Sunday that he was "not going to speculate" on whether Mr Trump might at some point order deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein ...

Author: 0 Shot US lawmaker still 'critical' but improving, doctor says

The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice earlier this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the case.

Global Russian Federation 2 New Zealand 0: Hosts make confident start to Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Russian Federation 2 New Zealand 0: Hosts make confident start to Confederations Cup

An own-goal from Michael Boxall and Fedor Smolov's second-half strike sealed all three points for new coach Stanislav Cherchesov's side as the tournament hosts impressed at the Krestovsky Stadium. Control matches before the start of the Confederations Cup for New Zealand were not easy, and the meeting against Northern Ireland and Belarus ended in defeat with the same score 1: 0.

Author: 0 Search goes on for seven USA sailors after collision off Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald , damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is towed by a tugboat upon its arrival at the U.S. The USS Fitzgerald is an Aegis guided missile destroyer, and is based in an area where many fear that World War 3 could begin. NHK reported that the merchant ship had scratches on the left side of its bow.

Global Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'
Author: 0 Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

The names on the list reportedly include Reps. The list contained about a dozen names, a source said. Brooks told CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list. Duncan has said he spoke with Hodgkinson just before the shooting. They also released photos of guns similar to the 9mm handgun and 7.62-caliber rifle used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

Global Trump tweet not meant to confirm he is under investigation
Author: 0 Trump tweet not meant to confirm he is under investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has privately told colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe, according to ABC News . But Rosenstein recently informed his colleagues, including Brand, that he might have to recuse himself from the investigation, according to a report by ABC News .

Global Killing of 6 cops by terrorists an act of 'cowardice': Jaitley
Author: 0 Killing of 6 cops by terrorists an act of 'cowardice': Jaitley

Earlier in the morning, bodies of the trio including top commander Junaid Matto killed in Arwani village of Anantnag district were recovered from debris of houses razed to ground by government forces during an encounter. Insurgents had killed five policemen and two bank security guards during an attack on a cash van in Phambai, Kulgam, last month. All the educational institutions also remained closed.

Author: 0 Melbourne siege a 'terror' attack

The hostage, a 36-year-old woman, was not physically harmed, authorities said. The escort escaped unharmed but three police were hurt in the firefight, although their injuries were not life-threatening. "We're aware of. them having claimed responsibility, but then they always tend to jump up and claim responsibility every time something happens", he said.

Global Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller
Author: 0 Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller

It was Mr Rosenstein who appointed Mr Mueller to the job in the first place, since he took carriage of the Russia investigation from the Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to recuse himself because of his own contacts with Russian officials in the lead-up to last year's U.S.

Author: 0 UK's May confident on power-saving deal

Protestors gather in Newcastle upon Tyne on June 12, 2017 to demand British Prime Minister Theresa May walk away from any alliance with the right-wing Democratic Unionist Party , or else step down. Ms Foster said the talks deadline remained "realistic". The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt , also expressed his frustration.

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Author: 0 Trump Tweets: "I'm Under Investigation"

That's the logical inference from the president's tweet Friday morning asserting that he's being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the person who told him to fire Comey , namely Rosenstein. Rosenstein was among those who advised Sessions to recuse himself, according to officials briefed on the matter. Rosenstein also insisted Mueller's investigation would have the resources it needs.

Global Can Trump Fire Robert Mueller? He'd Have To Jump Through Some Hoops
Author: 0 Can Trump Fire Robert Mueller? He'd Have To Jump Through Some Hoops

That decision would fall to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who testified Tuesday in a Senate budget hearing that he would only fire Mueller for good cause and has seen no evidence of that. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said.

Global 60% of Scots want Sturgeon to scrap IndyRef2 plans
Author: 0 60% of Scots want Sturgeon to scrap IndyRef2 plans

The First Minister wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May amid reports she will tie her independence strategy closely to the UK's exit from the EU. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon will set out proposals for a new United Kingdom wide consensus approach to the Brexit negotiations as she joins the SNP's election winning group of 35 MPs at Westminster today.

Global 58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire
Author: 0 58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

And sorrow is quickly turning to anger over whether the building met fire and safety regulations. He reiterated there is a police investigation underway and that it will look at how the fire spread. The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. " Now the anger - furious locals demand answers", was the headline in The Sun , while The Daily Telegraph ran with "Sorrow turns to anger" under a picture of two girls in an ...

Global 'We want justice!' Grenfell Tower fire protesters storm Kensington Town Hall
Author: 0 'We want justice!' Grenfell Tower fire protesters storm Kensington Town Hall

Protesters chanting " we want justice " stormed the entrance of a local town hall in London on Friday after a deadly fire at a block of flats killed at least 30 people , Reuters reporters at the scene said. London Mayor Sadiq Khan listens to a local woman near Grenfell Tower. Among those still missing are entire families, a six-month-old baby, a young Italian couple, and a five-year-old boy, reports the Guardian.

Author: 0 Wallace: Trump's Tweets Are Keeping Mueller's Russia Probe in Headlines

Speaking to Harris Faulkner, Wallace said Trump once again kept Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation at the top of the headlines. In separate closed-door meetings with the House and the Senate, Rosenstein said his memo was "not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination".

Global Judge in Cosby sex assault case declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again
Author: 0 Judge in Cosby sex assault case declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again

Cosby stared silently ahead, motionless, as each juror said yes when asked by the judge whether their deadlock would not be resolved by further deliberations. Outside the courthouse, as Cosby stood silently behind them, members of his team criticized the case against him. Andrea Constand testified that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.

Author: 0 USA lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

The Louisiana lawmaker, who is the No. 3 Republican in the House, remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Some of the victims-Scalise among them-remain hospitalized, but team leaders said they thought the game should go on.

Global IS leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'
Author: 0 IS leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'

The battle for Raqqa was launched a few days after al-Baghdadi's supposed killing, at a time when most of the group's commanders have relocated to Mayadeen , a remote town in the heart of Syria's IS-controlled, Euphrates River valley near the Iraqi border.

Global List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo
Author: 0 List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo

She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm. When asked who would win the Congressional baseball game, Congressman Brad Sherman, who is a Democrat from California, answered "America". "I responded that it was the Republican team practicing, and he proceeded to shoot Republicans", Duncan said the day of the shooting.

Author: 0 Not much new in Trump's Cuba policy

Obama. In essence, Mr. Trump's announcement on Friday allowed him to claim fulfillment of a campaign promise, while leaving a vast portion of the Obama policies intact. Under Mr. Trump's policy, Americans will no longer be able to plan their own private trips to Cuba , and those who go as part of authorized educational tours will be subject to strict new rules and audits to ensure that they are not going just as tourists .

Global Arsenal defender Bellerin makes Grenfell Tower fire pledge
Author: 0 Arsenal defender Bellerin makes Grenfell Tower fire pledge

Spain begin their campaign against Macedonia at the Stadion GOSiR in Gdynia, Poland, on Saturday, with Bellerin expected to start. The 22-year-old's eventual contribution could exceed £22,500 should Spain reach the final. "My condolences to the affected families, also the individuals who lost their homes". Former Aldershot, Shrewsbury and Plymouth striker Marvin Morgan staged a celebrity football match on Friday in a bid to raise £10,000 for the fund.

Author: 0 Theresa May 'sorry' for Tory MPs who lost their seats

Even after the election results, May will remain Prime Minister. Hardly had the votes been counted in Britain's indecisive election, in which no party got an outright parliamentary majority, than politicians took to airwaves and tapped away on Twitter to spin what the result meant.

Author: 0 Baseball game back on after shooting

President Donald Trump said Friday that wounded GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot Wednesday morning at a congressional Republican baseball practice. "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in a statement Friday.

Author: 0 Damp and Gloomy Conditions Expected for Father's Day Weekend

Mostly sunny skies will dominate most of the day, with it being another hot and humid one, as well. Inland towns make a run at the upper 70s to around 80 degrees with enough sunny breaks. A secondary cold front will move through Wednesday providing another chance for rain or thunderstorms in the afternoon. The normal highs for June 21 and 22 are both 81 degrees.

Author: 0 Baseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers

On Thursday, Scalise, the House majority whip, had another operation to fix a bone in his leg. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized. During an off-camera press gaggle, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked whether the president and the White House in general have any responsibility to adapt a different tone the way that members on both sides of the aisle in Congress are calling for.

Author: 0 Almost 200 Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

Trump kept ownership of his business after he became president, which is the central issue when it comes to these lawsuits . Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, left, accompanied by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, speaks during a news conference in Washington , Monday, June 12, 2017, to announce what they call a "major lawsuit" a.

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