Global Unifier of Germany, integrator of Europe, Helmut Kohl dead (Lead, Changing dateline)
Author: 0 Unifier of Germany, integrator of Europe, Helmut Kohl dead (Lead, Changing dateline)

Helmut Kohl died June 16, 2017. With great sorrow the Head of State received the news regarding the death of the former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Germany's longest serving post-war chancellor from 1982 to 1998, Kohl was a driving force behind the introduction of the euro currency, convincing sceptical Germans to give up their cherished deutschemark.

Global Highs in the 80s, rain on Sunday
Author: 0 Highs in the 80s, rain on Sunday

Wednesday: Partly sunny, chance a late day shower. As we start the week on Monday , rain chances go back up to 30% with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Sunset is at 9:13 p.m. ET. Cloudy. Slight rain chance in afternoon/evening.

Global Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship programs
Author: 0 Trump, working with Ivanka, to push expanded apprenticeship programs

There are "millions of good jobs that lead to great careers" that do not require four-year university degrees and those people avoid "the massive debt that often comes with those four-year degrees". Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and to adult education", Van Kleunen said. He used, as an example, the possibility of encouraging more apprenticeship programs to be twinned with people getting college degrees, citing the case of a former student who wanted to be a police officer but got ...

Author: 0 First Brexit meeting to focus on organisation

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and the UK's Brexit minister David Davis will meet on Monday (19 June) for the first round of negotiations on the United Kingdom leaving the EU, nearly a year after a majority of British voters decided in a referendum to quit the club.

Author: 0 Backed Kurds enter IS-held Raqa from east: commander

SDF , a militia dominated by the Kurdish YPG (People's Protection Units), said on Tuesday that it has begun a battle to capture Raqqa . "It started today at dawn", Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said. The request is the opposite of what occurred prior to the Iraqi military offensive on Mosul where civilians were asked to remain in place, a move that was later criticized as ISIS used civilians as human shields to prevent coalition airstrikes.

Author: 0 May to meet Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader on Thursday - Sinn Fein

But the other Stormont parties have warned that any deal between the DUP and Conservatives could make restoring power sharing more hard. The DUP leader declined to give details of what she termed a "positive engagement with the Conservative Party", but said she would be travelling to London late on Monday for discussions with her team of 10 MPs before a meeting with Mrs May at Downing Street on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Jobs and economy must take priority in Brexit talks - Hammond

The Brexit discussions are due to begin on Monday when the British minister in charge of the process, David Davis, meets the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier , in Brussels . UK Prime Minister Theresa May had hoped to enter negotiations with a strong bargaining hand, but the recent snap general elections have left her without a majority in Parliament and mired in talks between her Conservative Party and the minor Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland in a bid to achieve a ...

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia says Turkish military base is 'not needed'

Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman on Tuesday said that Kuwait was making effort to defuse the diplomatic crisis. The Persian Gulf this month has been gripped by a crisis involving Qatar and several other countries that could see thousands of people forced to move and start new lives.

Author: 0 UK PM seeks political alliance in Northern Ireland

A deal between the government and the Democratic Unionist party will not be announced on Wednesday because of the calamitous fire that engulfed a tower block in west London . Understandably, northern nationalists are extremely concerned that, with their new influence, the DUP will seek to scrap numerous concessions nationalists won in the Good Friday agreement .

Author: 0 Trump says he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

Though Rosenstein did not explain what prompted the statement, many political observers connected it to recent reports that special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the DOJ investigation into Russian election meddling, is also investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Global Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report
Author: 0 Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

The House Republican baseball team had been practicing for weeks in early mornings at the Alexandria site for Thursday's annual congressional baseball game against Democratic lawmakers' team. "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said. Hodgkinson wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and several others.

Author: 0 Donald Trump is 'considering terminating Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller'

Mr Mueller, who was tasked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with overseeing the justice department's investigation, has started selecting members of his team, many of them criminal law experts. "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", said deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a press briefing aboard Air Force One on Tuesday evening.

Author: 0 Bodies of 3 Lashkar militants recovered from encounter site in Kulgam

When the encounter was on, locals started pelting stones at the security forces. Police officials suspected two to three militants are present in the village. The police were not travelling in bullet proof vehicle. Meanwhile, the separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik called a daylong shutdown on Saturday against the civilian killings .

Author: 0 Deputy AG might recuse himself from Russia probe

That includes information about the activities of Trump associates, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, outside adviser Roger Stone and foreign policy aide Carter Page. Trump cited the memo in firing Comey. While accusing the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration of indulging in illegal acts, Trump had said that "there was never a special counsel appointed to oversee the acts of his Democrat predecessors".

Author: 0 Russia inquiry: I'm under investigation

Multiple committees in both houses of Congress are investigating the same thing. The new allegations against Trump centre on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction.

Global Shooter went to Republican baseball practice with list of names
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Sava added that Scalise "was as critical as you can be when he came in" after a single rifle shot traversed his body from his left hip through internal organs to the other hip as witnesses said he was fielding ground balls. The doctor said Scalise has been sedated although the dosage has been turned down to allow him to respond to family members. The first said that he "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours".

Author: 0 Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks: Hammond

May's botched election gamble has left her so weakened that her Brexit strategy is the subject of public debate inside her party, with two former prime ministers calling on her to soften her European Union exit approach. Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Britain's lower legislative house, said that Brexit would require a lot of legislation, including a law to enshrine current European Union rules into British law, known as the "Great Repeal Bill".

Global US Dollar Higher on Fed Outlook
Author: 0 US Dollar Higher on Fed Outlook

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said during a press conference to explain the FOMC decision to raise rates later in the day that "it's important not to overreact to a few readings, and data on inflation can be noisy". Bob Frick, corporate economist at Navy Federal Credit Union , describes this hike as "another step toward normalizing short-term interest rates and to signal that the economy is doing fine".

Author: 0 Gingrich says presidents can't obstruct justice - but accused Bill

He said a reported investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice in the Russia probe - which Trump himself said is happening - is related to a failed attempt to prove election collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, which Gingrich called the "Russia Fantasy".

Author: 0 Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

As for the " witch hunt " claims, Friday wasn't the first time Trump used that term to referr to news reports surrounding the investigations. The morning missive appeared to refer to Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general. Trump cited the memo in firing Comey . "And second, if the president thinks he can fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and replace him with someone who will shut down the investigation, he is in for a rude awakening".

Author: 0 Reports of secret Tory and Labour talks to achieve softer Brexit

The government meanwhile said the state opening of the British parliament - when May's government presents its legislation programme - will take place on June 21, two days later than planned. Brexit talks will finally get underway in Brussels on Monday despite warnings the negotiations could be delayed. But Stormont parties have a June 29 deadline to end the impasse and reach consensus on re-establishing a devolved administration in the region.

Author: 0 Brexit negotiations with European Commission to begin on June 19

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 Newt Gingrich: Mueller Russia Investigation a 'Rigged Game'

Sean Spicer denied Ruddy spoke to the president about the topic, however former House Speker Newt Gingrich tweeted Monday Republicans might be "delusional" if they think special counsel would be fair. As Rosenstein said in the Senate hearing, he believes Mueller's team has both the independence and resources necessary to conduct the ongoing probe.

Author: 0 Blumenthal Wants Sessions' Resignation if Trump Fires Mueller

But Trump's conservative allies have begun to turn on the special counsel , despite initially praising his appointment. "He is unnecessarily allowing it to fester, and that is creating more chaos around the Russian Federation investigation", Swalwell said on Tuesday.

Global Pop superstar Beyonce gives birth to twins
Author: 0 Pop superstar Beyonce gives birth to twins

Entertainment news outlet E! said the power couple was spotted at a Los Angeles area hospital on Thursday. According to Hollywood Life, a hospital in Los Angeles was under high security as fans began speculating the insane in Love songstress had already given birth of her twins .

Author: 0 As Russia Probe Widens, Special Counsel Builds Up Team

The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit - and potentially end - his presidency.

Author: 0 SNP can stop Tory majority as polls narrow says Sturgeon

The SNP won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland in the 2015 general election, a record result which they will struggle to match this time round. Scottish politicians are out meeting voters this weekend with just five days to go until the general election.

Global United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital
Author: 0 United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

Earlier Thursday, President Donald Trump commented on the congressman's condition, saying Scalise was "in some trouble" but that he hoped the congressman would be OK. 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".

Author: 0 Death toll from London inferno rises to 58

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with survivors of the London high-rise fire at her Downing Street office. "Nowadays, we would not dream of building towers to the standards of the 1970s, but their inhabitants still have to live with that legacy.

Author: 0 Protesters storm town hall in London, demand justice after deadly high-rise fire

Cundy said there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody". "There will be many questions about this whole incident and so you will appreciate that it would not be appropriate for us to comment or for others to speculate on any aspect of fire, or it causes, in advance of these inquiries", managing director Ray Bailey said.

Author: 0 HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Give Robert Mueller a chance on Russian Federation probe

Citing unnamed sources, ABC reported Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside. Sad!" he wrote. "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. These investigations are looking at Kushner's meeting with Russian intelligence-connected banker Sergey Gorkov in mid-December and Kushner's attempt to set up a back channel between Trump and Moscow through a Russian ...

Author: 0 Northern Ireland's party hopeful of Conservative deal 'soon'

But the prospect of a deal has caused consternation in Dublin, with Ireland's outgoing premier Enda Kenny warning that such an alliance could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace. Former prime minister Sir John Major said on Tuesday that the deal would harm the peace process in NI. The negotiations with the DUP revolve around support from the party on a vote-by-vote basis in parliament, rather than a formal coalition government .

Author: 0 Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack

Resolute Support said the attack, which took place at about 14:00 local time (09:30 GMT), was under investigation. Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Taliban terrorist group, which asserted that at least 100 police officers had been killed , according to Reuters.

Global North Korea fires four anti-ship cruise missiles
Author: 0 North Korea fires four anti-ship cruise missiles

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea launched the missiles early Thursday from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan, and that they flew about 200 kilometers before falling into the Sea of Japan. The launches have created worldwide alarm, and there are fears that North Korea is moving towards its ultimate goal of putting a nuclear warhead on a missile.

Author: 0 UK Prime Minister Slams London Grenfell Tower Fire Victims' Support on Ground

Police said on Saturday that at least 58 people had been confirmed or were assumed to have died in this week's blaze at the Grenfell Tower block. The London police said yesterday that at least 58 people were assumed to have lost their lives in the fire, out of which 30 were confirmed dead and 28 were missing and presumed dead.

Global Mattis reassures allies as US turns to China on North Korea
Author: 0 Mattis reassures allies as US turns to China on North Korea

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Saturday urged China to act against North Korea's nuclear programme and warned that Washington will not accept Beijing's militarization in the disputed South China Sea . by its nuclear weapons. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Security Council on April 28 that it needed to act before North Korea does.

Global U.S. lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack
Author: 0 U.S. lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said. Although "infection is a significant risk", the physician said, "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding.

Author: 0 Princeton mayor announces support of Paris climate agreement

The group will tackle climate change outside federal purview by submitting its own plan to the United Nations to continue cutting greenhouse emissions. The vast majority of Americans - seventy percent of us - want to stay is this agreement endorsed by virtually the whole world. We're glad to see our governor , Andrew Cuomo, lead NY to join with California and Washington in starting a coalition of states committed to upholding their part of the Paris pact.

Author: 0 United States refuse to sign G7 pledge on 'irreversible' Paris climate accord

Two weeks after President Trump announced he'd withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the USA on Monday took its first concrete step toward that end by formally rejecting the agreement on the world stage. All of these countries opposed Trump's plan to withdraw from the Paris accord and spent the weeks leading up to the decision lobbying the administration to remain in the pact.

Global Brexit 'uncertainty' can't go on, says EU's Verhofstadt
Author: 0 Brexit 'uncertainty' can't go on, says EU's Verhofstadt

Ahead of the start of talks Michael Gove, agriculture and environment minster, said aligning with Arlene Foster's DUP was aimed at " strengthening " the UK. It is not part of the EU or the EU single market, but is part of what's called the customs union. Brexit minister David Davis has insisted the approach to the European Union divorce has not changed, but May has recognised that a broader consensus needs to be built for Brexit and has made clear she would listen to all wings of the ...

Author: 0 Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Potentially complicating matters, Trump posted an exasperated message today on Twitter, dismissing the Russia-related probe as a "witch hunt" and lamenting that he's "being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" The focus on Rosenstein sharpened Friday because the President attacked the deputy attorney general in a tweet, blaming him for what he terms a "witch hunt".

Author: 0 US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

The bill must now pass in the House of Representatives and be signed by President Trump before being enacted. The administration official emphasized that the White House supports sanctions on Russian Federation and that the political ramifications of any veto have not been discussed yet.

Author: 0 London Tower Block Fire Death Toll Rises to 58

May failed to win an outright majority in the June snap election and is now battling to strike a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to support her government . She has promised to set up a public inquiry and pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash.

Author: 0 Russian team arrives in Moscow to face Portugal in Confederations Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the opener along with Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Gianni Infantino at Saint Petersburg's purpose-built World Cup 68,000-seater stadium . Russian soccer has also been blighted in the past by racism, and Federation Internationale de Football Association this week put anti-discrimination mechanisms in place for the tournament to give referees authority to stop and even abandon a match.

Global Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

Daily Times is aware of the name of the missing officials, but is withholding their identity on the request of Pakistani officials as their families have not been informed yet. "This is not a pedestrian crossing, but is meant for facilitation of trade and transit vehicles", The Nation daily quoted the ministry as saying on Saturday.

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