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Author: 0 Riyadh: Turkish military base not welcome on Saudi soil

Kuwait has tried to mediate. Speaking in London on Friday, Adel al-Jubeir called on Qatar to respond to what he claimed were global and regional calls for it to halt its support for "extremism and terrorism", Aljazeera reported. Defense Secretary James Mattis warned that Russian Federation could take advantage of the Persian Gulf split, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the Arab nations to end the blockade for humanitarian and military reasons as they continue to battle the ...

Global Trump acknowledges he's under investigation
Author: 0 Trump acknowledges he's under investigation

President Donald Trump has acknowledged that he is under investigation in a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign - and appeared to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry.

Author: 0 Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russia and US

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to keep and expand sanctions against Russian Federation and to block the president from lifting them without congressional approval. The US Senate on Thursday overwhelming approved fresh sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and on Russian Federation for its actions in Ukraine and Syria.

Author: 0 Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

Mueller is also investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice , The Washington Post reported Wednesday. It wasn't clear whether he was basing his tweet on direct knowledge or on media reports. Bush . But Feinstein's push to pursue whether obstruction of justice was at play brought a swift objection from the No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, who sits on the Judiciary Committee.

Author: 0 United Kingdom and EU Brexit negotiations to start on June 19

The European Parliament's chief negotiator has demanded Britain clarifies its position and abandons its plans for a "hard" Brexit . Theresa May needs the 10 DUP MPs to govern without a majority after her gamble on a snap election backfired.

Author: 0 British PM to meet fire survivors in Downing St

The 120-apartment tower was quickly engulfed with flames after the blaze broke out shortly before 1:00am Wednesday, and witnesses reported seeing the fire racing up the exterior walls. London has a chronic housing shortage even in the best of times, and those left homeless by the fire - already angry over what they see as government inequity and incompetence - fear being forced out of the British capital.

Author: 0 Sinn Féin to meet Theresa May, warn against DUP deal

Talks with the DUP broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill, who will also take part in the meeting, said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements".

Author: 0 Iran says fisherman killed by Saudi guards

The statement, quoting an unnamed official, said Saudi Arabia "does not need such thing", adding that its armed forces and military capabilities were "at the best standards". "We have no news concerning one of the boats", he said. Qatar's refusal to capitulate could delay Saudi Arabia's regional plans, particularly if Qatar allies such as Turkey step in to broker an agreement.

Global Tory-DUP deal announcement 'delayed' due to London blaze
Author: 0 Tory-DUP deal announcement 'delayed' due to London blaze

It had been hoped May and DUP leader Arlene Foster would reach an agreement Wednesday that would give the Conservatives a small working majority. The announcement of any agreement is set to be delayed because of the tragic fire in a London tower block.

Global London fire: 58 presumed dead, say police
Author: 0 London fire: 58 presumed dead, say police

All the rest are homeless. "We've worked tirelessly to confirm the number of people who we believe were in the tower on the night and, at this time we can not assume they are safe and well", he said . Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday. Speaking to the growing crowd, Mr Mansour called on senior council leaders to "come out" of the building to respond to a list of demands submitted by the Radical Housing Network.

Author: 0 Trump is allegedly 'weighing' firing special prosecutor in Russian Federation probe

In his Senate testimony last week, Comey said Trump requested loyalty from him and asked that he drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause. The Justice Department declined CBS News' request for comment.

Author: 0 Furious Trump blasts Comey sacking probe 'witch hunt'

Democrats and Republicans alike have criticised his use of Twitter, particularly amid the investigation into Russia's interference in last year's presidential election. District Court for the District of Columbia. Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to represent his legal interests in the expanding Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President considering firing Mueller

A Trump friend who was spotted visiting the White House on Monday later told a PBS interviewer that the president was indeed mulling over firing Mueller. He asserted that "I am protecting the right of the president to assert if it he chooses and there may be other privileges that may apply". (That ignores the fact that other Trump campaign figures might be under investigation.) There also have been complaints that Mueller is a friend of Comey's.

Author: 0 DHS formally rolls back Obama's DAPA immigration program

The Department of Homeland Security will continue the Obama administration's program to help those who arrived in the country when they were children, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , reports The New York Times . In his statement praising Trump, Chmielenski asked the White House to keep their campaign promise and end the DACA program. In Connecticut, DACA protected 5,000 individuals from deportation.

Author: 0 At least 30 confirmed dead following London tower fire

At least 58 people are feared to have died in the fire that engulfed a London tower block this week, police said on Saturday, as Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that the response from the authorities had not been good enough. Many residents blame the fire's rapid spread on cladding fitted to the outside of the tower in a recent refurbishment. She said earlier that the national mood is somber but that Britain is resolute in the face of adversity.

Global Still critical, Rep. Steve Scalise to undergo more surgeries
Author: 0 Still critical, Rep. Steve Scalise to undergo more surgeries

He was fielding at second base while practising for the event when he was shot in the hip and sustained serious injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. Yesterday morning, police say, Hodgkinson fired dozens of bullets at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., wounding five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.

Author: 0 Britain shifts focus to growth as it girds for Brexit talks

His role will be to "develop and negotiate free trade agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries", they said in a statement, suggesting that the government plans to leave the single market following Brexit . But as the first senior royal to discuss Brexit, he claimed companies were eyeing fresh opportunities in non-EU markets once Britain leaves the bloc.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron's alliance on track for huge parliamentary majority: Odoxa poll

It is forecast to rise again to 53-54 percent in the run-off, much higher than the 44.6 percent in the last election five years ago. A vote to approve the appointment of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe is expected about a week later. Thursday's polls show even fewer will turn out in round two. "There might be a correction", said Emmanuel Riviere from the Kantar Sofres polling group.

Author: 0 58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire

The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children to safety. The Times reported that the type of cladding used on the building was banned in USA buildings taller than 40 feet (12.2 metres) because of fire safety fears.

Author: 0 58 missing, presumed dead in London fire : London police

The material believed to have been used for the refurbishment has been banned in high-rise buildings in the United States, according to the Times . Protesters took to the streets in London with signs demanding " Justice for Grenfell " and declaring "Never again".

Author: 0 USS Fitzgerald Missing Sailors Found Dead In Ship's Flooded Compartments

The US Navy said the collision happened at about 2.30am local time (1730 GMT Friday), while the Japanese Coast Guard said it was 1.30am local time. The American ship, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald , was built at Bath Iron Works in ME and commissioned in 1995.

Author: 0 Terrorist Abu Salem's Alleged Aide Arrested In Delhi

Those found guilty are: Abu Salem who was extradited from Portugal in 2005, Mustafa Dossa who was deported from the UAE, Mohammed Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, Karimullah Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui and Feroze Abdul Rashid Khan, said Public Prosecutor Deepak Salve.

Global Trump affects Virginia primaries, but not as expected
Author: 0 Trump affects Virginia primaries, but not as expected

Corey Stewart , the populist former Trump campaign state chairman who ran on an unrestrained Trumpian populist platform, stands only 1.15 percent back from Gillespie, who most mainstream outlets reported would coast to victory. In the Democratic primary, Northam was endorsed by almost all of the party's elective officials - from the statehouse to the courthouse. The 29-year-old restaurant manager said having Trump in the White House has pushed her to become more interested in state and local ...

Author: 0 May to meet Northern Ireland parties amid DUP deal concerns

Theresa May will hold talks with political leaders from Northern Ireland as she tries to calm fears her anticipated deal with the DUP will undermine the peace process. The DUP, under Mrs Foster, is close to striking a deal with the Conservatives that would allow a beleaguered Theresa May to form a minority government in London.

Author: 0 Death toll in London inferno rises to 30

A resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from a building on fire in London , Wednesday, June 14, 2017. "I'm just looking at that building every day". May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information. Those who lost their homes will be rehoused within three weeks, she said.

Global United States congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting
Author: 0 United States congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

Shortly after the shooting , Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign a year ago. "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it". Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered federal land management, ...

Author: 0 Theresa May lists priorities for Grenfell Tower survivors in leaked fallout plan

Yesterday, the first victim of the fire was named as 23- year-old Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali. The blaze, which consumed the entire 24-storey block of flats, is being looked into by investigators to determine what exactly caused it, and whether or not criminal misconduct contributed to the severity of it.

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

Given the high volume of fresh produce trade between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the free movement of goods and workers between the two countries is an important issue for companies on both sides of the border. Mrs May held talks at Downing Street with the other Northern Ireland political parties in an attempt to allay growing concerns that the expected DUP deal would undermine the peace process.

Global Seven US Destroyer Crew Missing Off Japan
Author: 0 Seven US Destroyer Crew Missing Off Japan

An earlier statement from the Seventh Fleet said that the crash caused "significant damage and associated flooding to two berthing spaces, a machinery space, and the radio room". The container ship is docked in Tokyo Bay. "This has been a hard day", said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet. Two other crew members suffered cuts and bruises and were evacuated, it said.

Global Doctors Say Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Extensive' Brain Damage
Author: 0 Doctors Say Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Extensive' Brain Damage

Warmbier , 22, spent nearly a year-and-a-half in captivity after being arrested in January 2016. The Ohio hometown of Otto Warmbier , the University of Virginia student who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months, has rallied around the 22-year-old since his homecoming, showing their support for him and his family throughout town.

Author: 0 Tweeting Trump attacks campaign probe 'witch hunt'

In a subsequent early-morning tweet , Trump called the investigation "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history". On Wednesday, the Post reported that Mueller, the special counsel, who was appointed after the firing of FBI director James Comey , is now looking at whether Trump attempted to obstruct the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Moscow by leaning on Comey to drop the probe.

Author: 0 Landslide majority in sight for Macron as French elect parliament

This would give REM one of the largest parliamentary majorities in post-war France . Initially dismissed by Macron's opponents as a movement of young activists without any real roots, it will field 530 candidates on Sunday. "It's the same message here as everywhere else: no one should abstain". Macron's party has 513 candidates vying for 573 seats. "In France voting is not obligatory...

Author: 0 Missing US sailors found dead in ship damaged off Japan: Navy

Meanwhile, A USA destroyer has returned to port after a collision with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Japan badly damaged the vessel and left seven sailors missing. The US Navy's 7th Fleet Twitter account said the Navy is working with the Japanese coast guard to conduct a medical evacuation of the injured. The bodies of a number of US sailors have been found in flooded compartments of a US Navy destroyer which had its side stoved in during a collision with a cargo ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump says he is victim of a huge witchhunt

Mr Comey , who was sacked on May 9, told the Senate Intelligence Committee last week he believed President Trump dismissed him to undermine the FBI's Russian Federation probe. I don't know whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's crack team of prosecutors have any solid evidence of collusion or shady financial deals.

Global President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation with tweet
Author: 0 President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation with tweet

It was unclear whether his tweet about being under investigation was based on direct knowledge or new media reports that suggest Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. Mike Rogers, according to a source, who said they have also sought information from recently retired NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett. The emergence of the obstruction of justice inquiry may make it harder for Trump to have Mueller removed.

Global Duterte Takes a Rest as Philippine City Burns
Author: 0 Duterte Takes a Rest as Philippine City Burns

Opposition lawmakers on Thursday pressed President Duterte to explain his "unusual" absence from public functions since Sunday, as speculations swirled about the state of his health. Militant action in the south of Philippines is being treated as a serious issue by Malaysia's National Security Council, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Author: 0 Could Trump's "witch hunt" tweet come back to haunt him?

Mueller has not made any public comments about Comey amid the firestorm. Rosenstein, the former US attorney in Maryland, was forced to take over supervision of the Russian Federation investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself .

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier 'unresponsive', has been in coma for a year

The reclusive country accused the University of Virginia student of anti-state activities. Dr. Daniel Kanter , medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, shared Warmbier's present state at a press conference.

Author: 0 DUP to 'support soft Irish border' in Brexit talks

But Mrs O'Neill has already made it clear she will raise the issue of the DUP deal when she meets the Prime Minister. It has always been speculated that such an agreement would leave the government in breach of its duties under the Northern Irish power sharing arrangement, signed on Good Friday in 1998.

Author: 0 TO woman prays for justice after Cosby mistrial

Prosecutors have promised to retry the case within the next 120 days, and Cosby went home on $1 million bail. Heinously and exploitatively ambitious. In a statement, her lawyers thanked the prosecution for taking her case and said the trial had "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced".

Global No Verdict Tonight: Cosby Jury Breaks for the Evening
Author: 0 No Verdict Tonight: Cosby Jury Breaks for the Evening

The fast-moving case went to the jury of seven men and five women on day six of the trial after closing arguments gave differing portrayals of what happened between Cosby and Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia estate. Constand , 44, testified last week that Cosby gave her three blue pills and then penetrated her with his fingers against her will as she lay paralyzed and half-conscious.

Author: 0 DUP agreement will end 'no deal' Brexit talk

Gerry Adams led a delegation to Government Buildings including Ms O'Neill, Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald and newly-elected Fermanagh South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew. "What would happen then?" she asked. British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said yesterday it would launch her policy programme next week, a sign of confidence she will strike a deal to stay in power after days of political uncertainty since losing her majority.

Author: 0 Tillerson asks for 'flexibility' in Russian sanctions

Tillerson, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was asked to explain his remarks earlier this week claiming that the Palestinian government had stopped its longstanding policy of paying terrorists salaries using aid granted by the USA government, a claim that was nearly immediately rebutted by Palestinian and Israeli officials.

Global AIIB annual meeting closes with 3 new members
Author: 0 AIIB annual meeting closes with 3 new members

One of the challenges to developing sustainable infrastructure projects is funding, and the projected infrastructure requirements in Asia is estimated at $26 trillion from 2016 to 2030, Jin-Yong Cai, a partner at TPG Capital, told a seminar on the sidelines of the AIIB 2nd annual meeting of the board of governors, which runs from Friday to Sunday.

Global North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier returns to the USA
Author: 0 North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier returns to the USA

That moment to use this chip might have arrived, in Pyongyang's estimation, with the escalation of tensions between the USA and North Korea over the latter's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Pyongyang's recent missile tests - which are banned by the United Nations - have sparked worldwide alarm. As the Americans continued to push to see all four, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations urgently requested a meeting with Yun in NY, according to Trump administration officials, who ...

Author: 0 Notre Dame attacker yelled 'this is for Syria'

Hundreds of tourists were kept inside the cathedral as armed police responded - and one picture showed visitors with their hands in the air. The attacker was carrying an identity card describing him as an Algerian student, Collomb said, adding that investigators still need to verify his identity, as well as his motivations.

Author: 0 Trump appears to criticize Rosenstein in tweet

Later, that position was contradicted by the President himself, in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, when he stated that he had made up his mind to fire Comey before he had even seen the Rosenstein memo . Trump published a series of tweets in which he decried both the alleged investigation and media coverage thereof. United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Trump win, in part by hacking and ...

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