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Hostages held, 14 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant

We understand some people have been killed". June. 15: Gunmen from the extremist group al-Shabaab have held several people as hostage inside a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu . "We are in control of the hotel but it was mostly destroyed by the suicide bomber", he said. "The fighters are still inside Pizza House and they hold inside over 20 people", Ibrahim Hussein, a police major, told Reuters. Read More »

Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

The move by special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump's conduct marks a major turning point in the almost year-old investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, the daily said in the report on Wednesday night. Read More »

Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

All that said, I would expect Trump to be getting the idea that he might fire Mueller out into the discourse right now, even if he lacks the self-awareness to realize it's something he's likely to do in the future. Mueller, who preceded Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was the longest-serving director since J. Edgar Hoover. He declined further comment. Read More »

Jeff Sessions grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee

Any suggestion to the contrary, he said, was "an appalling and detestable lie " and "secret innuendo ". The attorney general on March 2 recused himself from the FBI investigation into Russia's role in the election, saying he felt he was required to do so because he had been a prominent figure in Trump's campaign . Read More »

May's key ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on the European Union to issue a sweeping, reciprocal guarantee of rights for British expatriates living in the European Union after Brexit. "I can't negotiate with myself". It was a fair indication of what the Britons wanted after the referendum vote just under a year ago: political stability and clarity on Brexit negotiations, not slogans and certainly not another election. Read More »

Seoul to conduct review before allowing more U.S. launchers


The projectile, believed to be a Scud-class missile, flew around 450 kilometers before landing in the Sea of Japan, some 300 km off the Japanese islands. The missiles are the fourth new missile system North Korea has disclosed and tested this year, sending a defiant message that it will continue to pursue a weapons program that has rattled its neighbors and Washington . Read More »

Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting


Bernie Sanders , who previous year made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others were injured during the shooting at about 6 a.m. The FBI said it was too early to... Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on Wednesday's shooting at a baseball practice for Republican lawmakers, and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. Read More »

Family of freed student adjusting to 'different reality'

His release followed secret negotiations between American officials and the government in Pyongyang that unfolded as tensions escalated over North Korea's nuclear program. Yun and a medical team, arrived in Pyongyang to take Mr. Warmbier home. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said efforts to get them released are continuing. Read More »

'Get Down!' Terrifying Video Shows Gun Battle at GOP Baseball Practice

Bailey is a Capitol Police special agent who is part of the congressional security detail. The officers were present because Scalise is a member of the congressional leadership. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., said Scalise was at second base when he was shot. They then "knew it was something real, so people started scrambling". "That's when we made the very quick conclusion that we were under attack". Read More »

US lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice


Mr Trump said in a statement from the White House that Hodgkinson had died from injuries he received during the shooting. The FBI said it had recovered and was attempting to trace two weapons, a rifle and a handgun, and was actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations". Read More »

The charges against Bill Cosby and the sentences they carry

Bill Cosby's accuser Andrea Constand leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in the Cosby trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Constand received an unknown amount of money from a civil case she filed. Judge Steven O'Neill asked Cosby a series of questions created to make sure he was aware of his right to testify and wasn't pressured into deciding against it. Read More »

Attorney: Officer 'did what he had to do' in driver shooting

Castile had a permit for the weapon. Defense attorney Earl Gray gives his closing arguments. They were scheduled to deliberate until 4:30 p.m. and will reconvene at 9 a.m. Prosecutor Jeff Paulsen highlighted autopsy evidence in his closing argument, reminding the jury of a bullet wound to what would have been Castile's trigger finger - and that there was no corresponding bullet damage nor wounds in the area of Castile's right shorts pocket, where he carried his gun. Read More »

Putin Denies Ever Meeting With Trump

Flynn gave a speech at the event - and was paid a $45,000 speaking fee . Others at the table included Putin's chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and spokesman. He has discussed with Kislyak the sanctions placed against Russian Federation by Barack Obama. A special counsel appointed by the Justice Department and congressional committees are investigating. Read More »

Uber CEO planning to take time away from the company


It said the company should "review and reallocate responsibilities of Kalanick ", and that creating the job of chief operating officer, which was discussed in recent months, "should address this concern to some extent". Law firm Perkins Coie got to work shortly after the blog post, focusing on 215 individual workplace claims in addition to the allegations Fowler outlined in her post. Read More »

What we know about the Congressional baseball victims

Zack Barth, a staffer shot in the leg, ran in from the outfield and landed in Williams' arms. "President Trump said the gunman - identified by multiple law enforcement officials as James T. Fleischmann told the World News Tonight anchor that he was preparing to leave the baseball field after practice when he heard "one, single, loud pop". Read More »

Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing

Sessions also said he does not remember any other meetings with Russian officials , except those two, during the 2016 presidential campaign. Democratic Sen. He disputed that his involvement in Comey's firing violated the recusal. He added that Comey, after being uncomfortable with the airplane meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, had "stepped up and done what his duty is, I think". Read More »

USA opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord


It was very sad to see the United States was relegated to a footnote on climate action". Trump said this month he would withdraw from the Paris accord. Donald Trump is as unlikely to attack the shale industry as he is to revive coal, which means the most important climate tool in America's toolbox is going to be there for the foreseeable future. Read More »

North Korea 'brutalised' United States coma student, says parents


Warmbier, a University of Virginia student , was detained on January 2, 2016, at Pyongyang International Airport, while visiting the country as a tourist with Young Pioneer Tours . Since last March, the U.S. had been pressing North Korea to let Swedish officials see the four Americans, the senior State Department official told CNN . Read More »

Turnbull disappointed by Trump mimic leak


Mr Turnbull made fun of his meeting with the president in NY in May. In his tongue-in-cheek address, Turnbull also poked fun at his own poor ratings in national opinion polls, drawing a comparison to Trump , whose historically dire approval ratings have dogged the first months of his administration. Read More »

Jurors Hear Cosby's Story -- But Not From Him

Constand alleges that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his home when she was an employee at his alma mater, Temple University . Speaking with police 12 years ago, Cosby acknowledged that he fondled Constand after giving her what he said were cold-and-allergy pills to help her relax. Read More »

Five key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony


Comey's testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote over the weekend. This was after a February meeting in which Comey said Trump told Sessions and others to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Dem Senator Tells Jeff Sessions That He's 'Impeding' the Investigation

The tallest late-night comedian in the game also poked fun at Sessions' appearance, telling his viewers that the AG "has a nervous tick, nearly like a poker tell, that comes out at times when he may be lying". I'll answer it in closed session. "Now, at this room where it happened, Sessions claimed to have had no contact with Russian officials during Trump's campaign", Colbert noted. Read More »

Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep US support

The Pentagon said the jets sale will increase security cooperation between the US and Qatar and help them operate together. Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and several other countries broke off relations with Qatar , accusing him of supporting armed groups and Iran, Qatar accusations have been repeatedly rejected. Read More »

What the UK election earthquake means for the world


Her party favours a "soft" Brexit in order to prevent a return to border controls with the Republic of Ireland. It said Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the "country all but ungovernable". A Labour government would be a "coalition of chaos". He said Friday that he was "ready to serve". "I said at the start this election was wrong". Earlier, May looked tense as she delivered remarks after being re-elected to her Maidenhead constituency, 30 miles west of London . Read More »

Alleged Alexandria Gunman Has Ties To Quad Cities


Hodgkinson opened fire with a rifle on a group of Republican congressmen and staffers at an Alexandria, Virginia baseball diamond. According to police reports, Hodgkinson has twice been involved in gun-related matters involving law enforcement. Read More »

Germany: number of Britons granted citizenship quadruples

More Britons than ever before became German citizens a year ago after Britain's vote to leave Europe. "This is the highest ever level of registered British citizens". The average naturalized person was 33 years old and had been living in Germany for 17 years. Almost 60 percent of new German citizens had their origins in Europe, with 29 percent thereof arriving from within the EU. Read More »

Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

The White House wouldn't deny or confirm the report and said , "only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment". Trump friend Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax , has gone so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller . Read More »

Mueller probing whether Trump obstructed justice

The stated focus has been Russia's alleged efforts to tilt last November's presidential election Trump's way, and whether the winner's campaign was involved in any way. In the wake of Comey's dismissal, the Justice Department named Mueller, a former FBI director, to head a federal probe into the Russian Federation issue. Read More »

Rooney leaves baseball practice minutes before shooting

The gunman who shot Representative Steve Scalise , the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, as well as several other people as they were practicing baseball outside Washington had a long history of lashing out at Republicans. Read More »

PresidentTrump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting


President Trump addresses the nation after a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise and members of the congressional police force on June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. "He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". So when an anti-Trump gunman shot at Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual Congressional baseball game - which itself splits teams along party lines - there was concern that the partisan cauldron was about to irrupt. Read More »

19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko upsets No. 11-seed Caroline Wozniacki


She left the arena in a similar state. "I had to stay aggressive, and I found my game", said Ostapenko. "It was really hard because we had all the seasons rolled into one today", she said. Against Wozniacki , Ostapenko played with a maturity beyond her years. The last repeat women's champion at Roland Garros remains Justine Henin , who won the tournament three consecutive years from 2005 to '07. Read More »

Senators Accuse Sessions Of 'Stonewalling' On Russia Inquiry


Federal agencies in the intelligence community released a report in early January concluding Russian Federation meddled in the presidential campaign cycle. Sessions had written a letter to Trump recommending Comey's firing. The former FBI Director said that, until mid-February, he chose not to approach Sessions about Trump's repeated approaches to him about the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »