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Mbappe reveals Madrid interest four years ago


The striker has attracted a lot of interest from top clubs around Europe. But Mbappe has said any decision about his future will be considered with the help of his family. We'll have to sort through things, see what happens with the club. "For the moment, I'm going to leave my suitcases in Paris, because we're here". Read More »

Pentagon Chief: US 'Not Winning' in Afghanistan

The change, the Pentagon said, was so that units could deploy at their proper strength to better maintain unit cohesion. According to a us military assessment of the Afghani military control or influence, only 59.7 percent of Afghanistan's 407 districts are held by the Afghan military as of February 20. Read More »

Turkish foreign minister to visit Qatar on Wednesday: statement


Qatar denies the allegations. According to Otaiba, the US airbase in Qatar has given cover for the country's government to continue supporting instability in the Middle East unabated. CBS News confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation was helping Qatar's government investigate a breach of a state-run news outlet that ran the fake story. Read More »

Student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio


Rodman has traveled to North Korea before, though he has been criticized for comments he made on previous trips. The sources reportedly gave no further details, however, such as the goal of the visit or whether Rodman would meet with Kim. Read More »

White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe


He also declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Mr Trump to the White House . So what are we doing? Mueller has been silent since he was named to head the Russian Federation investigation on May 17, a week after Trump fired FBI chief James Comey expressing frustration over the probe. Read More »

Senior Cabinet minister offer support to United Kingdom prime minister


British voters narrowly approved a referendum a year ago to exit the European Union, and Thursday's election raised the prospect that the loss of Conservative seats represented buyers remorse over the Brexit decision. Well, May is going to attempt to form an agreement with the 10 MPs that were elected from the Democratic Unionist Party , or DUP. Before the results of the Brexit referendum she gave speeches saying Britain would be less secure, economically damaged and its health and ... Read More »

Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts a year ago, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump. Read More »

Kremlin critic Navalny jailed, hundreds arrested at anti-Putin protests

Mary Louise reported earlier in the day that while the crowd in Puskin Square was huge, it's also hard to ascertain how many people are there for Navalny's cause, and how many for the national holiday. Navalny already served a 15-day jail term after the March protest. Mr Navalny, who intends to stand for the Russian presidency next year , had been due to attend the unauthorised rally in the capital earlier on Monday. Read More »

Firefighters In London Battle Massive High-Rise Fire

Residents rushed to escape through smoke-filled corridors in the housing block after being woken up by the smell of burning. He said he was alerted to the fire not by fire alarms but by people on the street below, shouting "don't jump, don't jump". Read More »

Residents being evacuated from burning building

We came outside and were confronted with the building that was completely engulfed in flames. Paul Littlejohn said: "Windows were smashing and exploding, people jumping out and trying to climb out with rope made of out of bed sheets". The tower block contained 120 flats and was recently refurbished including new exterior cladding and a communal heating system. The cause of the fire, which broke out just before 1 a.m. Read More »

Massive fire breaks out in London high-rise

Commissioner Dany Cotton calls the fire an "unprecedented incident" and says she has never seen anything on this scale in her 29-year career. He said he heard sirens, helicopters and shouting and then saw the building engulfed in flames. Read More »

Memory, spines lacking at Sessions hearing


Senator Angus King, an independent, questioned Sessions' legal basis for refusing to answer. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings past year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Trump tweets prediction about Comey's 'totally illegal' and 'cowardly' leaks

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that the Trump administration's characterizations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and his work there as a justification for his firing were " lies, plain and simple ". "That didn't make sense to me for a whole bunch of reasons, including the time and all the water that had gone under the bridge since those hard decisions that had to be made", Comey said. Read More »

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple Theresa May


German politician and European Union executive member Guenther Oettinger said, however, that a weak British leader increased the risk negotiations would turn out badly. The Tories only managed to win 318 seats - eight shy of an overall majority - and now reply on the DUP to prop them up and pass laws. "That's going to make it hard for the European Union 27 because they're going to want to know who they're talking to and what their policy is". Read More »

Andy Murray aims to click into gear against Del Potro

Del Potro was competing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 following his injury problems. Umpire Carlos Ramos penalised Djokovic a first serve for a time violation and then gave him another warning for bad language. The first set was massive, and the Argentinian's despair was caused by him knowing it was a long way back in the prevailing cool and heavy conditions. Read More »

Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?

After hearing reports of a possible White House snub, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted, "The @ warriors' leadership is inspiring". And for their part, so many coaches and players and executives for the Warriors have spoken out publicly on Trump over the past year. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Completely Contradicts His Dad's Comey Claim

The president's public statements were the first since Comey testified Thursday, accusing Trump of asking him to "let go" of the FBI's Michael Flynn investigation and lift the "cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation. Trump's assertion came after he branded Comey as a " leaker " and claimed "total and complete vindication " after ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony before a Senate Committee. Read More »

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Meanwhile, there have been preparations in United States against Qatar. Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the 25th Arab Summit in Kuwait City, March 25, 2014. The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, told a Senate hearing that the rift between Qatar and its neighbours was not affecting US military operations . Read More »

Kansas governor signs new abortion law with font requirement


That represents an in increase in taxes from the previous plan that had two tiers, with single people making under $15,000 paying 2.7 percent of their income in taxes and those making more paying 4.6 percent. Lawmakers say the new plan re-introduces credits and deductions previously cut under brownback's plan.that includes areas like child care, property taxes, and medical expenses. Read More »

30 people taken to London hospitals after fire


He told CNN it was not yet clear how many people were evacuated or how many people are receiving support. A huge fire has engulfed a 24-story apartment block in West London . Soon he saw the smoke and chaos. "I went inside, grabbed my little girl and my girlfriend, and ran. So it's very close to us, we've got neighbours whose families are in that building". Read More »

Officials to host town hall on missile testing in Alaska

Trump's tweet was a reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's announcement earlier this year that the country was in the final stages of developing an ICBM capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Pyongyang has test-fired a string of missiles this year, building on launches and atomic tests that have ratcheted up tensions over its quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States - something President Donald Trump has said " won't happen ". Read More »

'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony


Still, as they closed the door on the Sessions hearing, what's noteworthy is that Congress does not, at this time, have another public Intelligence hearing scheduled on what Trump has dismissed as "the Russian Federation thing". "I don't recall you as being particularly vocal on such issues", McCain pointed out. "I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic ... Read More »

Sessions denies secret Russian Federation meetings

Sessions is enmeshed in multiple lines of ongoing inquiry: He had meetings with Russian officials that later forced him to recuse himself from the Justice Department's probe of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. "I encourage every effort to get to the bottom of any such allegations", he said. Sessions also said he has not received any briefing - classified or otherwise - on the FBI's investigation into Russian election meddling, including during the time between his February 9 swearing in ... Read More »

Democrats Fuming Over Sessions' Refusal to Answer Questions

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director discussed a host of issues surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, though his remarks also raised questions that may now be directed at Sessions . "It is my judgment that it would be inappropriate for me to answer and reveal private conversations with the president when he has not had a full opportunity to review the questions and to make a decision on whether or not to approve such an answer", Sessions said. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel, spokeswoman says


Here are his full prepared remarks to the committee, annotated by NPR journalists. "I hope you can let this go", Trump said , according to Comey's memo. In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again. "Confirmation of such a meeting could prove devastating for Sessions, whose relationship with Trump has already showed signs of strain", says the New York Times . Read More »

The Most Shocking Revelation From the Sessions Hearing

Sessions insisted he stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation because he was a principal adviser to the Trump campaign, not because he did something wrong or was a subject of the probe. Sessions had one major goal - to protect himself after Comey thrust him into the center of the Russian Federation maelstrom. Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Read More »

Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'

However, Adams, who lifted four league titles with Arsenal , fears Wenger's achievements in north London will be tarnished unless there is significant improvement. He has won more league titles at Arsenal than any other manager before him. Although fellow Gunners legend Martin Keown believes the club must sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil , Adams believes the loss of the two would lead to a collapse next term and expects their rivals to strengthen even further. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was never briefed on Russia probe

While he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Mr Sessions said: "I did not recuse myself from defending my honour against scurrilous and false allegations". "I will tell you, I didn't say that", Trump said. "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance, '" he said. This development comes a day after James Comey's bombshell Capitol Hill testimony in which the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director accused the White House of " lies ". Read More »

Comey Testifies in Senate, Accuses Trump White House of 'Lies'

The question is at the heart of a legal debate a day after Comey disclosed during closely watched congressional testimony that Trump asked him to end his investigation of Flynn's suspected ties to Russian Federation. Comey described his fear that Trump wanted to create a "patronage" debt by making Comey ask for his Federal Bureau of Investigation job. Republican Senator Marco Rubio asked Comey whether he perceived the president's request to let the Flynn matter go as an order given ... Read More »

Unseeded Latvian teen upsets Wozniacki to reach French Open semis

Ostapenko had never been beyond the second round of a grand slam before the Australian Open this year, but can now look forward to the biggest match of her life on her first day in the 20s after becoming the first Latvian woman to reach the semi-finals of a major in the Open Era. Read More »

Trump's personal lawyer boasted he got US Attorney fired


Coming out in defence of Mr Comey , Mr Bharara said nothing in the memo or in the conversations that the sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief had with his friend at Columbia Law School was classified. Bharara was sacked more than two months ago, on March 11, but his position remains open. Somehow these high-powered investigators who have looking into Trump as part of their remit all seem to end up in the unemployment line... Read More »

People trapped in London towering inferno


On Twitter, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire was declared a major incident; he and other city officials are spreading information about how survivors and families can find one another or report someone missing. Cotton told reporters she'd never seen anything like the fire in her almost 30 years as a firefighter. Those who escaped stood outside the building in their pajamas as police cordoned off the area and called on people to stay off the streets to allow emergency vehicles ... Read More »