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Congressman among four people shot

Police in Virginia are on the scene of a reported shooting in Alexandria. Witnesses saw a helicopter come in to take at least one of the victims away. Scalise was hit in the hip. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the situation, and "Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected". Read More »

London fire: Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower

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Police closed the A40, a major road leading out of west London , while some parts of London's underground train network were closed as a precaution. "It's so heartbreaking, I've seen someone flashing their torches at the top level and they obviously can't get out". Read More »

John Oliver rips apart Trump's stance on the Paris Agreement

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi charged that President Trump's grounds for withdrawing the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement "was totally not factual". On Friday the billionaire announced the creation of "America's Pledge", a new USA effort coordinated by Bloomberg Philanthropies, that will ensure there is no disruption to the work being done to implement the Paris Agreement, following the US withdrawal on a federal level. Read More »

President Trump Willing To Testify Under Oath On Comey

During a joint press conference with the president of Romania, Trump was asked about Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. And, after reports that Kasowitz and Defense Secretary James Mattis allowed Trump to watch only 45 minutes of Comey's Senate appearance and kept him away from social media, Trump was apparently back watching cable news. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to Face Long-awaited Senate Grilling on Russia Ties, Comey Firing

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Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he could not discuss his conversations with Trump because they were private. In dodging questions about his private conversations with Trump, Sessions invoked a "long-standing" Department of Justice policy of not commenting on confidential conversations between the attorney general and the president rather than executive privilege . Read More »

North fires series of antiship cruise missiles into sea

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The UN Security Council imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea last week for its ongoing missile tests, which are a flagrant breach of sanctions imposed on the country. North Korea is convinced it can successfully carry out an ICBM launch and it would be a blow to the policies of the United States against Pyongyang, the official newspaper said. Read More »

North Korea Could Test Nuclear-Tipped ICBM (That Can Hit America) This Year

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In 2014, South Korean authorities found several drones believed to belong to North Korea south of their shared border. Gianni Infantino is reported to have welcomed the President's suggestions, and opened the possibility of an extraordinary global event, with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un welcomed as a guest among his worldwide peers at a major tournament. Read More »

30 taken to hospitals after massive London high-rise blaze

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A social club owner turned his building at the foot of Grenfell Tower into a hub for fleeing residents within an hour of the blaze starting. "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", the group said in a blog post written after the fire broke out. Read More »

Salman sympathizes to Army families, talks about war-mongering and impacts

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Salman's brother, Sohail , who is a soldier who disappears in the film, said nobody supports wars but they still keep happening. "The families are left without their sons and their fathers", Salman told reporters here. Salman spoke after his brother and co-star, Sohail Khan said that dialogue is the only solution. It's been three years since the release of Sajid Nadidawala's directorial debut Kick with Salman Khan , and there has been constant speculation about a sequel to the 2014 ... Read More »

2 guards killed by inmates during bus transport in Georgia

One of the correctional officers was driving the bus, the other was in a front seat. Billue was 58 and is survived by his father, five sisters, two brothers and two sons, said Jim Green, an attorney who's speaking for the Billue family. In the meantime, authorities did not know where the location of the inmates . The Department of Corrections said Rowe has been serving life without parole since 2002, and Dubose began a 20-year sentence in 2015. Read More »

UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

He told BBC Radio 4's World at One programme: "The last thing anybody wishes to see is one or other of the communities so aggrieved that the hardmen, who are still there lurking in the corners of the communities, decide that they wish to return to some form of violence". Read More »

Top 8 lines from Jeff Sessions' hearing

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Lawmakers are eager to question the former senator over his meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and President Donald Trump's decision to fire then-FBI Director James Comey . The former Alabama senator defended himself against accusations that he misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing by saying he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. Read More »

US Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes

Comey repeatedly met with Trump despite his misgivings that Trump allegedly pressured him to let Flynn walk. Trump got defensive when asked about Comey's testimony , accusing him of lying under oath about their interactions. "The president made clear in the Rose Garden on Friday he'd have an announcement shortly", Spicer added, "He's not waiting for anything, he'll discuss it when he wants". Read More »

UNSC expands sanctions on North Korea

Speaking at a security conference in Singapore yesterday, he said such moves undermined regional stability. "Like it or not, we're part of the world". "The current situation on the peninsula is complex and sensitive", he said. Nevertheless, China was reminded by Mattis that its " artificial island construction and indisputable militarization of facilities on features" in the global waters of the South China undermine regional stability, while also reasserting the US military's right to ... Read More »

Korea's Moon asks for Japan's patience in resolving 'past history'

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The reason for Japan's readiness isn't clear at this moment, nor is the reason for their belief that North Korea would intentionally launch atomic weapons at them without cause. Moon said Japan should look squarely at the comfort women issue and that both countries should understand more time is needed on this issue. Mr Trump took to Twitter in January after reports suggested that North Korea might test an ICBM . Read More »

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud

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The statement also referred to Ronaldo's footballing rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona , who was convicted of tax fraud previous year. "The Prosecutor's Office says that the player declared the income derived from the transfer of image rights as income from movable capital to evade taxes". Read More »

Theresa May remains as United Kingdom prime minister

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British newspapers summed it up in a word: mayhem. The move has been slammed as a " coalition of chaos " by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, who condemned Mrs May for putting her "party before her country". But in north England, the Conservatives failed to make inroads, and in London, they did far worse than expected, probably because they were punished by voters in the British capital who largely tend to support Britain's continued membership in the EU. Read More »

Ambulances sent to London fire scene

The fire broke out before daybreak local time Wednesday, when most of the building's residents would have still been in bed. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it is a "major incident". The Metropolitan Police said that an evacuation was underway and that "a number of people" were being treated "for a range of injuries". " Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire ", he said in a post on the brigade's Facebook page. Read More »

Choose books to end violence: Army chief

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The project aims to support and help talented and underprivileged students of Kashmir achieve academic success. "The world flocks to see the Valley, but people are not being able to come because of the tension", a Indian news channel Quoted General Rawat saying so. Read More »

Mattis 'shocked' by US military readiness, warns on North Korea

John McCain, who expressed exasperation that the administration is being so slow to outline its strategy, remarking that it's "Not a helluva lot to ask". The Afghanistan war has been dragging on since October 2001, and the US-led coalition ended their combat mission against the Taliban in 2014 but they are increasingly involved in backing up Afghan forces on the battlefield. Read More »

Scott Pruitt Leaves G7 Climate Meeting More Than A Day Early

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Before his departure, Pruitt's counterparts from Britain, France , Germany, Canada, Japan and Italy expressed their disappointment at President Donald Trump's recent decision to pull the us out of the 2015 Paris Agreement . The Paris accord is aimed at capping the increase in global temperatures at two degrees Celsius above pre- industrial levels. "Since the president and the country aren't going to show leadership, then local governments have to do it - cities, counties, maybe ... Read More »

Spurs forward Son Heung-min suffers suspected broken arm

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The Qatar national team, in their training session before World Cup qualifier against South Korea, wore white T-shirts, showing support for their premier. Soccer's world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association bans any unsanctioned political, religious or commercial messages on shirts. Read More »

Donald Trump says James Comey's 'leaks' are more prevalent

And this is serious stuff, we have the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under oath saying one thing, President Trump saying another. When asked when that will be, the president said, "A fairly short period of time". QUESTION: Are there tapes, sir? Meanwhile, Trump said Friday he would be willing testify under oath . Read More »

Now Mallya takes on media for "hate campaign"

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He told reporters that he is confident that the case against him will be dismissed. "If you do so, you will be back in custody". Besides, NDA government has been trying to clean the black money, corruption and Vijay Mallya is not being extradited to India. Read More »

Daily aspirin use may up risk of severe bleeding, death

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Scientists say that, to reduce these risks, older people should also take stomach-protecting PPI pills. The annual rate of life-threatening or fatal bleeds was less than 0.5%, for patients under 65, 1.5% for those aged 75 to 84 and nearly 2.5% for patients aged 85 or over. Read More »

'Unprecedented violations': states sue Trump for not separating business ties

The emoluments clauses were included in the Constitution to shield and prevent the president from benefiting from outside influence and ensure that he works in the nation's interest rather than in his personal financial interest. The White House said Monday the president's business interests do not violate the Emoluments Clause, and that the lawsuit is nothing more than blatantly partisan politics. Read More »

Timeline of Otto Warmbier's saga in North Korea

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On arriving in Cincinnatti's Lunken Airport, Warmbier was transferred to a waiting ambulance that rushed him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for urgent treatment, Fox News reported. "It's a delicate matter, he said". We must continue working to free all Americans who are being held illegally and cruelly. Pyongyang's recent missile tests - which are banned by the United Nations - have sparked global alarm. Read More »

Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea

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They said "we want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalised and terrorised by the pariah regime" in North Korea . That would be grounds in North Korea for a subversion charge. A statement issued by a Rodman publicist said Rodman is in the rare position of being friends with both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump. Read More »

Mattis: 'We are not winning in Afghanistan,' new strategy is weeks away

Despite support from the committee, Mattis said "Congress as a whole has met the present challenge with lassitude, not leadership". The United States is not winning in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on June 13, saying he was crafting a new strategy which he will brief to lawmakers by mid-July. Read More »

Congress passes long-sought VA accountability bill

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Unusual security update for Windows XP House approves VA bill, sending it to Trump Kamala Harris questioning cut off for second week in a row MORE (R-Ariz) - who cosponsored the bill along with Isakson, Tester, Rubio and 27 other senators - also expressed his approval, calling it a step in the right direction. Read More »