Author: 0 Greatest Wildfire in Portugal kills 62

There were very particular circumstances with the lightning strikes here - this fire started with a dry lightning strike. Costa warned that the death toll could rise as the search for the missing continued Sunday. The government also says that 360 soldiers are joining the 700 firefighters struggling to put out the blaze that started on Saturday. "This is a region that has had fires because of its forests, but we can not remember a tragedy of these proportions", said the municipality's ...

Global U.S. lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized
Author: 0 U.S. lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition , they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition". A gunman opened fire on the Republican baseball team's practice before Thursday's annual charity baseball game , critically wounding Scalise, R-La., and injuring three other people as horrified legislators and staffers scrambled for cover amid a barrage of bullets.

Global Mueller Has 'Not Yet' Decided to Investigate Trump
Author: 0 Mueller Has 'Not Yet' Decided to Investigate Trump

In the interview Trump did with NBC's Lester Holt shortly after firing FBI Director James Comey , Trump described Rosenstein's involvement in the firing. A Trump confidant said this week the president had considered firing Mueller. "As deputy attorney general, you are more involved in policy making, but in terms of the principles of the department and how we conduct our investigations and who we prosecute, those decisions are going to be made in the same way they have always been made", ...

Author: 0 Trump Friend Chris Ruddy Slams Spicer Over Mueller Flap

Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of the conservative news website Newsmax , made his remarks during an interview on PBS Newshour . And deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said simply: "Chris speaks for himself". "The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job", he told reporters. "I said that the President was indeed considering that". Comey said Trump told him he hoped Comey would "let go" of his investigation of the president's first national ...

Author: 0 Corbyn on the verge of becoming the UK's next PM

The prime minister's net favourability rating is now -34, in contrast to the +10 which she posted in April. In short, the Conservatives are between a rock and a hard Brexit, but reeling from such a catastrophic fall from grace in the Election they are likely to hunker down and ride things out....

Global Dozens killed, wounded in attack on Afghan police HQ
Author: 0 Dozens killed, wounded in attack on Afghan police HQ

The attack took place at about 6:30am after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to the parking area of the headquarters. Sardar Wali Tabasim, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Paktia Province, said another eight police officers were wounded in the attack.

Global President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote
Author: 0 President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote

But he may be getting more than he bargained for with the entry into parliament of loud voices from the ultra-left and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, both promising to fight his plans to overhaul French labor laws, one of the touchiest subjects in France.

Author: 0 Suspected jihadists attack Mali spa, 2 dead

Suspected jihadists attacked a hotel resort today in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. At least two people have reportedly been killed at a tourist resort popular with Westerners in Mali after it was stormed by suspected Islamic extremists.

Global @SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia
Author: 0 @SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia

Sanders insisted his concern was that the new sanctions against Iran would imperil the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. Thursday's legislation levies new sanctions against Russian entities related to corruption, arms sales to the Syrian Bashar al-Assad regime, human rights abuses, and "malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government".

Author: 0 Donal Trump Jr. Slams BBC For Misreporting Jerusalem Terror Stabbing

The Islamic State issued a statement taking responsibility for the stabbing and shooting attacks Friday evening. Hamas later denied the claim , saying that one of the attackers was a member of Hamas and the other two identified with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine .

Author: 0 JK policemen killed in Achabal ambush, terrorists disfigure faces

Soon Army and police cordoned off the area but the militants escaped. Thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of LeT commander Junaid Mattoo in his native village at Khudwani, Qaimoh in Kulgam district. Earlier on Saturday, militants tonight shot dead a civilian in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said. Citing how the security arrangement has been strengthened also keeping in mind the annual Amarnath Yatra, Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), ...

Author: 0 Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation in Russia Inquiry

Trump has revealed that he thinks he is being investigated by saying on Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Trump , who hired his own lawyer last month to represent him regarding probes by the special counsel and congressional committees, continued his harsh criticism of the investigations in series of tweets on Friday.

Global Forest fires kill dozens in Portugal
Author: 0 Forest fires kill dozens in Portugal

There are no words for that". There were 156 fires on Saturday, he said. His statement says Tsipras "also emphasized that Greece will offer any help necessary to fight the fires". Thirty of the victims had been killed in their cars as they tried to escape the flames, Mr Gomes said. Local resident Isabel Brandao told The Associated Press that she had feared for her life.

Author: 0 Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russia probe

He further added that "the issue of tapes" wasn't high-priority over the past few days due to other more pressing matters, like the Congressional baseball shooting and Trump's Cuba announcement. The president fired back over Twitter and at a news conference, claiming that some of the things Comey said weren't true. Trump's fledgling presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in ...

Author: 0 Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

Although Mexico had more possession, Ochoa was the busier of the two keepers and the Europeans could have taken all three points had the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) not controversially disallowed Nani's first-half goal for offside.

Author: 0 North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK

North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations Kim In Ryong at the U.N. headquarters in NY in May. "This clearly shows that the USA is a felonious and lawless gangster state", the spokesman said in comments carried by the North's official KCNA news agency .

Author: 0 US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

A Syrian army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing. "The attack stresses coordination between the US and ISIS, and it reveals the evil intentions of the US in administrating terrorism and investing it to pass the US-Zionist project in the region".

Global Tornado watch issued for Ottawa and eastern Ontario
Author: 0 Tornado watch issued for Ottawa and eastern Ontario

According to Environment Canada , several thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and early evening. People who hear a roaring sound, see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground or flying debris should take cover immediately. The warning states that the current storm is capable of producing a tornado to the south of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, located about 140 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby: What's next for the comedian

They wanted to hear Cosby's statements in his 2005 deposition again, and they also wanted clarification on the terminology "without her consent", which is part of one of Cosby's aggravated indecent assault charges. and I don't have any higher praise", Judge Stephen O'Neill told the panel before they broke for the night. Like they did on Tuesday (June 13), jurors requested that segments of the transcript be read back to them.

Global Marriyum asks SC to address Sharif family's reservations over JIT
Author: 0 Marriyum asks SC to address Sharif family's reservations over JIT

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed for Saudi Arabia on a personal visit on Sunday morning, ARY News reported. She said that the Sharif family, notwithstanding their reservations and the suspicion-laden atmosphere, had adopted a legal and constitutional course as it firmly believed in upholding the sanctity of law and the constitution.

Author: 0 Death toll from Afghanistan bombing rises to at least 150

The conference will be attended by a host of nations, including the United States, India, China and regional nemesis Pakistan, which Afghanistan has long blamed for sponsoring the resurgent Taliban. Officials had previously placed the death toll the attack at 90. The Taliban denied involvement in the attack, but Afghan intelligence said in a statement they believe the Haqqani Network, a Pakistani group aligned with the Taliban, was behind it.

Global Taliban Militants Storm Afghan Police Post
Author: 0 Taliban Militants Storm Afghan Police Post

But It is not clear whether the Afghan killed was also the attacker. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began around 6:30 am (0200 GMT) when one bomber detonated a auto packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Gardez city, the capital of Paktia province, Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry , said.

Global Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation For Russia
Author: 0 Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation For Russia

He was apparently referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a memo to denounce Comey and subsequently appointed Mueller (pictured below) to continue the probe. What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.

Author: 0 Gregor Townsend hails Scotland's 'huge effort' in win over Australia

The Scots looked good in the opening 15 minutes with Finn Russell in particular steering the Scots around as they enjoyed territory in the Wallabies half. "We'll have to tighten up our defence and play a bit better kicking game as well". "We should be scoring two or three more tries and keeping the opposition down two or three, or one or two more".

Global A Guide: Understanding Congressional Confusion on Health Care
Author: 0 A Guide: Understanding Congressional Confusion on Health Care

Roy Blunt, R-Mo., listens as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the fi. The House passed the American Health Care Act in early May in a dramatic and sudden vote after abandoning a similar effort in March.

Author: 0 Has ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been killed?

So far, there has been minimal reaction from online supporters of IS to news of the reported death of the group's leader, BBC Monitoring reports . It also claimed the June 3 London attack that killed eight people. Absent independent confirmation of al-Baghdadi's death, it would be wise to remain deeply skeptical of such astounding claims emanating from Moscow .

Global Macron wins commanding parliamentary majority, estimates show
Author: 0 Macron wins commanding parliamentary majority, estimates show

French voters went to the polls for the second round of parliamentary elections Sunday as President Emmanuel Macron seeks a strong majority one month after he was elected. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also welcomed the vote's outcome, tweeting that it paved "the way for reforms in France+Europe". She said her National Front party had won at least six seats - with not all votes counted - an increase from the two seats it held in the outgoing legislature.

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders 'Delighted' by Jeremy Corbyn's Results in Election Vote

According to official results , the Conservative Party received 318 seats, the Labour Party came second with 262 seats, and the Scottish National Party is third with 35 seats. The goal of calling elections, having assured that there would be no election before the schedule one in 2020, after she took over as the party leader previous year, Theresa May had hoped to strengthen her party's grip on power to be able to successfully negotiate Britain's exit from the EU.

Global Trump doubles down on call for 'travel ban'
Author: 0 Trump doubles down on call for 'travel ban'

Critics of President Donald Trump's stalled travel ban say he may have undercut the government's defense of the measure when he bashed the Justice Department for asking the Supreme Court to review a "watered-down" version of the ban. Trump's Twitter postings Monday also included more of his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying Khan "had to think fast" on his statement that people in his city should not be alarmed to see a greater police presence in the streets following a deadly ...

Global Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery
Author: 0 Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' name was on a list of assassination targets found on the body of James T. Hodgkinson - the suspect killed after wounding five people at a Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday. It contained the names of Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC and some other names that were not released. She said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years but they have not been together since March, when he moved to ...

Global Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'
Author: 0 Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'

Trump cast that as a sign the US still wanted to engage with Cuba in hopes of forging "a much stronger and better path". "The previous administration's easing of restrictions on travel and trade do not help the Cuban people", said Trump, adding that effective immediately, he was canceling Obama's "completely one-sided deal" with Cuba.

Author: 0 Queen, Prince Visit Volunteers Helping with London Fire Aftermath

UPDATE :: Hundreds are still gathered in the street outside Kensington and Chelsea town hall, after police managed to regain control of the lobby which had been filled with furious demonstrators earlier. In a related development, facing increasing criticism for not meeting with locals sooner, British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit those injured in the blaze in hospital.

Global North Korea releases American student after State Department visit
Author: 0 North Korea releases American student after State Department visit

The 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier , who was arrested by North Korean authorities in January 2016 for attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel, was flown back to his home in Cincinnati Tuesday night after 17 months. Warmbier was evacuated Tuesday. In April and May, North Korea detained two other Korean-Americans, both of them affiliated with the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , a private institution run by Korean-American Christians.

Global Trump to Allow DREAMers to Stay - For Now
Author: 0 Trump to Allow DREAMers to Stay - For Now

That program was never implemented because a Texas court blocked it at the request of a coalition of 26 state attorneys general. The Supreme Court , on a 4-4 tie, upheld the case previous year. "Yesterday's action by the administration also acknowledges that granting de facto amnesty to millions of people who knowingly violated US immigration laws is also bad public policy that harms the interests of the American people and encourages more illegal immigration", Stein said in a statement.

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower relief effort has been effective, insists council leader

It followed a separate, smaller protest at Kensington Town Hall , where residents tried to air their grievances to councillors. The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to victims, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families.

Global 62 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars
Author: 0 62 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars

Several hundred firefighters and over 100 vehicles were dispatched late on Saturday to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande before spreading fast across several fronts. Also, Spain says it is sending two water-dumping aircraft to help neighboring Portugal fight the blaze that has raged since Saturday night. "We were afraid the fire would reach us".

Author: 0 UK police: 58 confirmed or presumed dead after London blaze

The local authority and the government have been criticised for their response to the emergency by those who have lost their homes because of the fire and by community leaders, and politicians. Officials have yet to answer several key questions: What caused the fire, could it have been prevented and why aren't people getting the aid they desperately need now? The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower past year, ...

Global 62 dead in Portugal wildfires, mostly in cars
Author: 0 62 dead in Portugal wildfires, mostly in cars

It happened in Pedrogao Grande - a mountainous region in the centre of the country, around 150 kilometres northeast of Lisbon . Mr Costa said firefighting crews are having difficulties in approaching the area because the flames are "very intense".

Global British PM Theresa May to meet fire survivors in Downing Street
Author: 0 British PM Theresa May to meet fire survivors in Downing Street

Grief turned to outrage Friday amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the i. At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the fire. After visiting Manchester and London after attacks or disasters, she said: "I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support for those in desperate need".

Author: 0 Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

Infantino said it's important to make sure this year's Confederations Cup works well as a rehearsal for the 2018 World Cup. The duo scored goals in the same match three other times - World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and the Faroe Islands.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated By Using His New Favorite Term

Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and has told lawmakers he would only fire him with good cause. Earlier, Rosenstein had authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending former FBI-chief James Comey's firing. "Sad!" A Washington Post review of recent special counsel and special prosecutor investigations found they took an average of three years to conclude.

Global Italian media names third London attacker as Youssef Zaghba
Author: 0 Italian media names third London attacker as Youssef Zaghba

Jibril Palomba, who lives close to Butt's east London home, said he was anxious Butt had been radicalizing kids, telling them things like, "If you are not Muslim, you do not follow in the religion of Muslim ... In preparation for Thursday's general election, London police said they had put in place a "specialist and highly flexible operation" ready for deployment at a moment's notice.

Author: 0 Trump allies turn on special counsel Robert Mueller

He added later: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause", which he said he would have to put in writing. "I'm not going to follow any orders unless they are a lawful order", Rosenstein responded .

Global Trump Admits to Being Under Investigation in Russia Probe
Author: 0 Trump Admits to Being Under Investigation in Russia Probe

Rosenstein wrote a memo used by the White House to justify Comey's firing, prompting him to reportedly threaten to resign since the memo , though critical of the former director's performance, did not recommend his termination. Mr Trump's tweets came after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organisation's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe.

Global 3rd London attacker named as Youssef Zaghba, 22
Author: 0 3rd London attacker named as Youssef Zaghba, 22

In March 2016, Italian officers stopped Zaghba at Bologna airport and found IS-related materials on his mobile phone. The mayor of Valsamoggia, a town near Bologna, said that Youssef Zaghba , 22, was the son of an Italian mother and a Moroccan father who had separated, and was registered as an Italian living overseas.

Author: 0 Trump lawyer won't rule out firing special counsel in Russian Federation probe

He says he is confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate thoroughly. Ruddy told PBS he thinks firing Mueller "would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a justification. But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel.

Author: 0 Tensions from USA presidential race rile Southern Baptists

The resolution wasn't the first time the convention has been confronted with race issues. In his resolution, McKissic called for the convention to reject "retrograde ideologies, xenophobic biases and racial bigotries of the "alt-right" that seek to subvert our government".

Author: 0 Images of fake explosive belts worn by London attackers released

Haydon also theorized the attackers may have seen the belts as a protection from being shot by police. The fake belts make the bravery of the police officers and regular citizens who took on the attackers even more remarkable, the investigators said.

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