Author: 0 US Senate votes to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation and Iran

Attempts to sanction Russian Federation for interfering in the election had stalled in Congress but gained momentum last week as the Senate began considering a separate bill to impose broader sanctions on Iran. The sanctions are in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, cyber-attacks and interference in elections and continuing aggression in Syria.

Global Ajax confirm Marcel Keizer as new head coach
Author: 0 Ajax confirm Marcel Keizer as new head coach

Keizer told the Ajax website "The conversations we have had were indeed positive and I feel trust from the organisation". "I was ready to start the new season with Jong Ajax again, but you never know what happens in football". Keizer added: "This is a great opportunity which I will seize with both hands. Moreover, he showed last season with a clear style of play and performed excellently".

Author: 0 London tower fire: Death toll rises to 30, could climb over 100

Earlier the police figured the death toll at 30. British Prime Minister Theresa May paid a visit Friday to a refuge center at St. Clements Church, where survivors and the loved ones of victims from this week's fire at Grenfell Tower have congregated.

Author: 0 London fire death toll rises as 58 are missing, presumed dead

Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this. However, police have also said they do not expect to find any other survivors and that the number is likely to rise significantly.

Author: 0 Angry Trump decries being target of Russia probe

But it was released shortly after The Washington Post reported - citing unnamed USA officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia.

Global Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe
Author: 0 Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

He pretends there has already been a finding that there was no collusion between anyone involved in his presidential campaign and the Russian attempt to meddle in our election. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief said it would be up to Meuller to determine whether Trump had obstructed justice. According to The Post , Mueller plans to interview both officials soon and also plans to question Richard Ledgett , who until recently held the No.

Global Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner and his finances
Author: 0 Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner and his finances

Donald Trump resorted to Twitter to slam a report that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the President for possible obstruction of justice. Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report. The president tweeted: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof".

Author: 0 1 killed, 11 hurt by explosion at Colombia mall

The Andino shopping center in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast at around 5 p.m. local time in the women's lavatory. The explosion targeted the Centro Andino Mall in the Zona Rosa neighborhood, which is regarded as one of the most luxurious upper-class and tourist districts in Latin America.

Author: 0 Trump Plans Major Restrictions on Cuba Travel

The president has been critical of actions that meant to warm decades of icy relations with the communist island nation - efforts punctuated by a trip to Havana a year ago , on which Obama became the first sitting USA president to visit Cuba in almost a century.

Author: 0 Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

Sad! Malcolm, who worked for Trump's FBI director pick, Chris Wray, when Wray was head of the DOJ's criminal division, spoke after a Washington Post report said Mueller's investigation has now widened to determine whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Global Friend says Trump considering firing Mueller
Author: 0 Friend says Trump considering firing Mueller

In a major story, The New York Times claimed that Trump was angered by reports that Mueller was close to fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and entertained the idea of firing the special counsel. His goal on going on television was to start a conversation in Washington about this so the president could see and today the speaker of the House and any number of other Republicans said, "Whoa whoa whoa, let Bob Mueller do his job, Bob Mueller is doing a fine job, I ...

Global Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup
Author: 0 Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup

They hardly needed to be in dispatching No. 95 New Zealand , which seemed to find the world stage too big. "The game didn't go how we wanted to go", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson acknowledged. The Kiwis threatened only with back-to-back chances in the 78th minute: A powerful Ryan Thomas shot saved by Russian Federation captain Igor Akinfeev and Tommy Smith's header blocked on the line.

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

Sinn Fein MPs have traditionally refused to sit in Westminster because they won't swear an oath to the Queen . Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people.

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Author: 0 S.Korea finds apparent North Korean drone near border

The three previous tests were of ballistic missiles, with North Korea appearing determined to develop a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon and reaching the USA mainland. This was a form of protesting South Korea's support of fresh United Nations sanctions adopted last week. After the successful test of the Hwasong-12 IRBM, possibly the technological predecessor to, if not a stage of, an eventual liquid-fueled North Korean ICBM, the South Korean defense minister declared that the ...

Global Turkish FM urges peace, dialogue in Gulf crisis
Author: 0 Turkish FM urges peace, dialogue in Gulf crisis

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. Qatar is an important base for the USA military carrying out operations against Islamic State militants and other groups in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and beyond.

Author: 0 Criticism Builds as Theresa May Prepares to Form New Government

But then May called a needless election to get a bigger majority in parliament-to "strengthen her hand" in the negotiations with the European Union that are scheduled to begin next Monday, or so she said. In an article for the Times on Tuesday, the new Environment Secretary Michael Gove - who has clashed with May in the past - said she was the ideal person to secure a Brexit agreement that "commanded the widest possible support" given her track record of "seeing through vital jobs to the ...

Author: 0 Judge declares mistrial in Cosby's sexual assault case

He says it was consensual. The judge declared a mistrial after jurors deadlocked on the charges after six days. Yes. If he had been convicted, prosecutors say Cosby would have had to register as a sex offender and face an assessment to determine whether he was a sexually violent predator.

Global President Trump's Businesses Are Bringing In A Lot Of Money
Author: 0 President Trump's Businesses Are Bringing In A Lot Of Money

He reported earning between $50,000 and $100,000 in 2016 and is now reporting an income of between $100,000 and $1 million. Those include his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, which doubled its members' annual dues to $US200,000. and Eric , as well as longtime Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg. The report does not require officials to report their exact income, tax rate or charitable giving - unlike a tax return, which the president has refused to release, breaking ...

Author: 0 Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: Jury to deliberate for 3rd straight day

Actor Bill Cosby (L) arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 14, 2017 in Norristown, / The US jury presiding over the Bill Cosby trial will deliberate for a third day after failing to reach a verdict on whether the disgraced cultural icon drugged and sexually assaulted a woman 13 years ago.

Global Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russian Federation and US
Author: 0 Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russian Federation and US

The vote was on a procedural motion to attach the Russian sanctions provisions to a larger package of Iran sanctions that also has bipartisan support. Through an amendment, senators added the Russian Federation sanctions, to add weight to their concerns over Russia's support of the "murderous Syrian regime", military intrusion in Ukraine and "malicious" cyber activity, Ernst said.

Author: 0 Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: "Round 2 is coming"

Cosby's trial started June 5 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Lawyers for Andrea Constand issued a statement on her behalf Saturday. He says it was consensual. "A mistrial is merely the justice system at work". Allred also addressed the media after the mistrial was declared . The 44-year-old Constand, however, testified during the trial that the pills Cosby gave her at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 left her powerless to fight off his advances.

Author: 0 Play inspired by Mideast peace talks wins in NY

Later in the night, Dear Evan Hansen was named best musical . Don't ever try to get Bette Midler off the stage! " Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 " had 12 nominations, which was more than any other Broadway production. Platt fought off tough competition from stars in Groundhog Day and Falsettos to win Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

Author: 0 Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

The charges involve Cosby's sexual encounter with Andrea Constand , 44, at his suburban Philadelphia home. BLOCK: Goldie, 60 - some 60 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The next month, Constand filed a lawsuit claiming battery, sexual assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other claims. This story has been corrected to show that an associate of Andrew Wyatt , Bill Cosby's spokesman, read Camille Cosby's statement , not Wyatt himself.

Author: 0 Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Case

Cosby said in that decade-old testimony that he had given Constand a non-prescription allergy medication, Benadryl, to relax her because she said she was stressed. Most of the other incidents allegedly occurred years ago, outside the statute of limitations. Smolla said the outcome of any civil case would depend on how jurors behave in terms of how seriously they take the case, how they relate to one another and how they deal with holdout jurors.

Global 58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire
Author: 0 58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

In an interview on Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Green said the £5 million emergency fund had been "mentioned as though that's the total figure". Theresa May spent Friday meeting those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire that has left 30 people dead so far.

Author: 0 Hamas rejects IS claim of fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

However, Hamas and the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine said the three Palestinians shot dead in Jerusalem after the fatal stabbing of the Israeli policewoman belonged to local Islamist and leftist movements, rejecting the claim by the IS.

Author: 0 People 'Are Missing,' Presumed Dead After London Tower Blaze

Commander Stuart Cundy said 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower on the night of the blaze are missing and presumed dead. He said sophisticated techniques could be used to amplify the DNA, but noted such tests can only identify a person's family, not the individual.

Global Donald Trump is considering just firing special counsel Robert Mueller
Author: 0 Donald Trump is considering just firing special counsel Robert Mueller

President Trump is so out of touch with reality that he thinks he can threaten special counsel Robert Mueller into clearing him on the Russian Federation scandal. "The FBI's leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal, " said Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's outside legal team.

Author: 0 At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somali capital

At least 19 people were killed when Islamist attackers launched a auto bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, a police officer said on Thursday. The attack also came just hours after the militant group released purported audio of its elusive deputy leader, Mahad Karate, who was reported to have been the target of a USA drone strike on Sunday near the town of Sakow in Middle Jubba region.

Global The Note: The White House stressing Sessions
Author: 0 The Note: The White House stressing Sessions

A source close to the President said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel. And since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation, Rosenstein is acting in that capacity.

Author: 0 UK PM promises public inquiry into tower fire

Prime Minister Theresa May ordered full public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster and said it was right that "this awful tragedy is properly investigated". She met with injured survivors in hospital on Friday, visiting Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which is treating eight people. Thirty were still hospitalized on Thursday, with 15 in critical condition.

Author: 0 58 people presumed dead after Grenfell Tower disaster

Cundy added it was hard to say how many people were missing, but he said police did not expect to find any survivors in the search of the tower. British Prime Minister Theresa May , facing criticism for the government's handling of the disaster, met Saturday with 15 fire survivors invited to her official residence at 10 Downing Street.

Global British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire
Author: 0 British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

She said "a good half" of the building had yet to be searched in detail, adding: "It is the upper floors which will be more challenging and will need some additional shoring up for us to be able to get in there". "Afterwards, she will meet a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders in No 10". "She has the same degree of sympathy and horror at these events that we all have".

Author: 0 Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), who visited Scalise in the hospital Thursday, said that on a recent foreign trip he and Scalise took, 90 percent of their conversations were about the game. Too, Scalise has also stayed involved in state politics, helping Republicans develop strategies to win a majority in both the Louisiana House and Senate.

Author: 0 58 presumed dead in London tower fire

Mayor Sadiq Khan was confronted by an angry young boy demanding answers to why a fire broke out in Grenfell Tower . Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry. The group, most dressed in casual clothes, made clear their demands to May in a two-and-a-half-hour meeting. May chaired a government task force on the disaster before meeting survivors.

Author: 0 Ireland's Leo Varadkar takes office as new prime minister

Some 45 parliamentarians abstained in the vote. President Macron and the Taoiseach spoke about working together to advance the European Union reform agenda, noting that there were many areas of common interest between Ireland and France .

Author: 0 Here's What Barack Obama Texted Kevin Durant After Game 5

Maybe Kyrie takes over for a half and goes lights out. With no Durant , do the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the Finals? Now we are left to an offseason of people wondering just how long this dynasty could last. What a great basketball mind I have. Take a look at the numbers, though. The Egyptians learned that. James had a spectacular series, averaging 33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists but it wasn't enough.

Author: 0 Six Policemen Killed In Terror Attack In Kashmir, India

Acting on a tip-off, security forces secured a perimeter around the house where the militants were hiding, in Arwani village's Malik Mohalla at 8 am Friday. Militants attacked the vehicle carrying the six police officials in Thajiwara Achabla in Anantnag . "He was involved in the killing of police constable at Bogund on 15th of this month in Kulgam".

Global Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor
Author: 0 Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor

Several people were injured, including Rep. Scalise. U.S. Representative Steve Scalise , the No. 3 House Republican, has shown improvement over the last 36 hours after being shot by a gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice earlier in the week, his lead surgeon said on Friday.

Global Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he's under investigation
Author: 0 Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he's under investigation

Naturally, he condemns it as a "witch hunt". As pressure has mounted, Rosenstein on Thursday night issued an unusual statement , asking Americans to "exercise caution" when reading stories attributed to anonymous officials. Mueller's initial investigation was probing the possibility that Trump surrogates colluded with the Russians to influence the election in order to boost Trump's chances against Democratic rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton .

Author: 0 Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case

He will remain free on one million dollar (£782,000) bail. 'How do I describe the judge? The jury was diversified with seven men and five women. Constand herself sued Cosby in 2005 and settled for an undisclosed sum. Lawyer Brian McMonagle told jurors that while Cosby had been unfaithful to his wife, he didn't commit a crime. The trial centered around Andrea Constand , the former director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team, who claimed she was drugged ...

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

Brexit talks start Monday without clarity on what the exact nature of the UK's departure from Europe will be. Prime Minister 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 Brexit.

Global Saudi says it does not need Turkish military base
Author: 0 Saudi says it does not need Turkish military base

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday reiterated the need to resolve the crisis as soon as possible and urged the countries accusing Qatar of supporting "terrorism" to provide evidence. In addition, the three Gulf counties closed their airspace to Qatari flights, causing disruptions for a country that is heavily dependent on imports.

Author: 0 Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'

Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there was very little time left to reach a deal before a 29 June deadline, but that local parties had it in their hands to take control of their future. The Conservative source said: "We're confident of getting an agreement, we're confident that the Queen's speech will be passed". "What we are doing in relation to the productive talks that we are holding with the Democratic Unionist Party is ensuring that it is possible to, with their support, ...

Global Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter
Author: 0 Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter

Even more than normal, there are now odd and troubling rumors being whispered behind the scenes in Washington , D.C., most of which involve potential new revelations in the Russian Federation scandal or fears that President Trump might soon take extreme action in the coming days to aggressively attack the special counsel investigations.

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