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Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

At another, Sessions said: "Our Department of Justice rules on proper communications between the department and the White House have been in place for years". A few days prior to the June 8 meeting, Short told reporters that the investigation into potential Trump-Russia collusion harmed the president's agenda and distracted "from what we're trying to deliver for the American people". Read More »

Qatar says backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states

However, Qatar denies the allegations. But at present, Pakistan holds the advantage of enjoying friendly relations with all the states engulfed in the Saudi-Qatar rift. Tuesday also saw Erdogan commit to holding three way talks regarding the crisis, with French President Emmanuel Macron and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, on the line. Read More »

TSA allowing some passengers to check into flights using fingerprints

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It works by matching a traveler's fingerprints to those that have previously been provided to the TSA by travelers who have enrolled in the TSA Pre program - an expedited security screening program. Soon, certain passengers will be free to move through the airport and check into their flights using only their fingerprints, thanks to the TSA's latest, more intrusive, innovation. Read More »

Chuck Schumer invites Donald Trump to testify about Comey and Russian Federation

The request is a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Mr Comey last week of undue pressure from Mr Trump . Former FBI director James B. Mr Comey said that after his firing he actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving a damning memo he had written about a meeting with Trump to a friend to release to the media. Read More »

Philippines says US troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting

The small number of USA soldiers are providing vital surveillance assistance and, although they do not have a combat role, are allowed to open fire on the militants if attacked first, spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said. Duterte's spokesperson, Ernesto Abella, said in a statement that the Philippine Constitution prohibits foreign troops from directly participating in combat operations. Read More »

Senate Panel Meets With Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Russia Probe

Sessions said he has not received briefings on any Russian Federation hacking. Sessions refused to answer questions on more intimate conversations with the president, stating "it's a longstanding policy in the Department of Justice not to comment on conversations that the attorney general has had with the president of the United States". Read More »

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

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ShotSpotter, a maker of gunshot detection software, went public on June 8 and reached an all-time high during the rally. That state's gun laws are much stricter. However, despite the expressions of sympathy and admonishments over the violence, there appeared little move from either side over the potential for new legislation on a day where a man also opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package sorting hub in San Francisco, killing three people before turning the gun on himself. Read More »

Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia

Dozens of law enforcement officers from all around the state are searching for the two. He appears to have a crown tattooed above his right eyebrow and writing above his left eyebrow and on his neck. Multiple agencies contributed to a reward of 60,000 United States dollars for information leading to the arrests of the two inmates, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. Read More »

It's President Trump's Birthday Today

Trump is turning 71 today, and to mark the occasion, the Hindu Sena will be hosting a celebration at the Jantar Mantar - a famous equinoctial sundial - in New Delhi. Donald Trump has a "I love you like I hate you" relation with the media. Meanwhile, back on USA soil, President Trump is planning to host an opulent birthday celebration of his own. Read More »

Top US Republican 'critical' after shooting

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Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, is in stable condition and underwent surgery. Brooks said at least five people were injured: the congressman, a staffer, two police officers and another person. "It shouldn't take an incident like this to bring us together", said Doyle, adding that the Democratic team had invited the Republican team for dinner this evening. Read More »

Huge fire engulfs 27-floor London tower block

Some residents initially feared the fire was also terror-related, although authorities discounted that possibility. "Residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block fire". London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said the fire is "unprecedented". "I can not confirm the number at this time due to the size and complexity of this building", she said adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Read More »

UK, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

The BBC reported that a deal with the DUP was expected to be signed on Wednesday. Foster tweeted afterward that "discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". Read More »

Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

She later announced that her top ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, foreign minister Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis, would remain in their positions. The rattled PM said she will form a minority with support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party despite calls to stand down. Mr Hammond, 61, was named Chancellor of The exchequer by Mrs May shortly after she took over as prime minister almost a year ago, in the wake of Britain's decision to ... Read More »

Donald Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with a Senate committee probing the same matter. Mueller or have begun making the case for doing so. In a letter to Comey informing him of his termination, Trump wrote that he was acting on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but days later expressed that the decision was his own and that he was thinking about the ... Read More »

Lawmakers from Virginia offer support after shooting at GOP baseball practice

We just said a prayer for our colleagues and are holding to leave Dem baseball practice". An aide for Wenstrup said he is unhurt, and that Wenstrup described the shooting as similar to "being in Iraq again, only without his weapon". Katko acknowledged that he has received violent threats since the presidential election, but he said it's his policy not to provide details. Speaker Ryan identified the wounded Capitol Police officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner. Read More »

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria

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As of Wednesday afternoon, Scalise was in critical condition after surgery, according to So Young Pak, spokeswoman for MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "Here's a Republican that should lose his job, but they gave him a raise, " James T. Hodgkinson allegedly wrote in a 2015 post to his Facebook account, referring to the Louisiana congressman. Read More »

Hanging in There - Theresa May Stays UK PM, For Now

No 10 has confirmed that Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, David Davis, Amber Rudd and Michael Fallon will all keep their existing jobs as Chancellor, Foreign Secretary, Brexit Secretary, Home Secretary and Defence Secretary respectively. With Brexit talks due to start in just 10 days' time, Brussels appeared to be braced for them to be pushed back. The Scottish National Party is projected to win 34 seats, the Liberal Democrats 14 seats, and other parties 22 seats. Read More »

Congressman Steve Scalise Among Those Shot At Alexandria, Va. Baseball Field

Pres. Trump said in a press conference that he has died after being shot by Capitol police . About 25 senators and congressmen were at the practice, according to Senator Jeff Flake who told reporters some 50 shots rang out in the exchange of fire between the gunman and the lawmakers' security detail, at around 6:30 am (1030 GMT). Read More »

White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller

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Rosenstein said he was the only Justice Department official who could dismiss Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from oversight of the Russian investigation because of his staunch support of Trump during the campaign and later revelations that he had met twice with Russia's ambassador to Washington. Read More »

Hostages held, 17 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant

Most of the victims were young men who were entering the Pizza House at the time, Hussein said. "There is gunfire inside the hotel, but I am not sure if fighters are inside", Moahmed Hussein, a police officer, said. The operation took place about 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu and was carried out in coordination with US regional partners as a "direct response" to the actions of al-Shabab, which include recent attacks on Somali forces, according to the Pentagon. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

The Justice Department has said Sessions recused himself in March because of his involvement in Trump's campaign , but in his dramatic appearance last Thursday, Comey said the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of information that would have made it "problematic" for Sessions to be involved. Read More »

US Blames North Korea For Series Of Cyberattacks

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THE US has warned of a shadowy group of North Korean cyber hackers dubbed "Hidden Cobra" responsible for launching attacks on the West. Authorities are urging system administrators who observe indicators of compromise that match the Hidden Cobra profile to flag and report observations to the DHS National Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (NCCIC) or the FBI Cyber Watch (CyWatch). Read More »

Comey Planning To Testify Publicly As Early As Next Week

Comey's associates have said Comey told them that Trump asked him at a January dinner to pledge his loyalty to the president and, at an Oval Office meeting weeks later, asked Comey to consider ending an FBI investigation into Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read More »

Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican , was shot Wednesday along with several others during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Read More »

USA | Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

In the midst of struggling to figure out how to be leader of the free world, Donald Trump has been slapped by a new lawsuit from members of Congress . "The emoluments clauses command that. the president put the country first and not his own personal interest first". And last Friday, the Justice Department argued in a separate case that the Emoluments Clause has no bearing over private business transactions. Read More »

French gov't: Notre Dame police attacker a doctoral student

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The anti-terror department of the French prosecutor's office has already launched an investigation into the incident. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters that the man yelled "this is for Syria" when he came up behind three officers on patrol in front of the cathedral. Read More »

At least 12 dead in London tower block fire

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Twenty of those are in critical care, according to NHS England. - London's mayor and police warn the death toll will rise. A newsletter a year ago advised residents that if there was a fire they should initially stay in their homes. Read More »

Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

Jody Martin a firefighter who was the first on the scene said to the BBC: "I grabbed an axe from the fire truck, it looked like there was a bit of confusion about what to do". Some residents initially feared the fire was also terror-related, although authorities discounted that possibility. Help! Help!' The fire brigade could only help downstairs. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko wins the French Open

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Ranked 47 in the world, she became the first unseeded women's player in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam and the first Latvian ever to claim a Major. "Yeah, it's tough. It's a tough moment for me, but it's gonna go away, I hope, with the time". "Even in the third set I was 3-1 down and I was fighting for every point and glad it finished my way". Read More »