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Philippines says arrests senior member of IS-backed Maute group

Cruz, Macasandig, in the city. Brig. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, the spokesperson of the Martial Law implementation under the Eastern Mindanao Command, identified the wanted person as Mohammad Noaim Maute, alias Abu Jadid. "During the initial investigation however, he admitted that he is Mohammad Maute, a cousin of the Maute brothers". The arrest was made through the arrest order no. Read More »

At least 17 dead in London tower block fire


Ferrier Point in Forty Acre Lane, is claimed to have an insulated aluminium rainscreen cladding which is allegedly the same type of material used on the exterior of the doomed 24-storey block in west London . London Mayor Khan said questions will need to be answered following the deadly blaze. Authorities have confirmed 12 people died in the fire, which engulfed the Grenfell Tower at 1 a.m. Read More »

Senate Passes Russia Sanctions Amendment


The question of new Russian sanctions has been raised by a number of senators in both parties after the intelligence community announced in January its conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of President Donald Trump . Read More »

Report says Mueller probe looking at obstruction

Rosenstein deflected by saying that it's possible the memo - and therefore the Comey firing - is part of Mueller's investigation and shouldn't be discussed openly. Comey said he held back because he expected Sessions to withdraw from the Russian Federation inquiry, and the bureau was aware of "facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic". Read More »

Britain can still remain in EU: French President Macron to May

The pair attended a friendly football match between France and England at the Stade de France , where a minute's silence was be held for the Manchester and London terror attack victims. The newspaper said May would enter Brexit negotiations "gravely weakened", while Macron was "poised to emerge from legislative elections with the huge parliamentary majority that Mrs May once dreamt of". Read More »

Zaman, Ali help Pakistan storm into Champion's Trophy final

In stark contrast, Pakistan thrived as they cruised to victory with 77 balls to spare, opener Azhar Ali top scoring with 76 off 100 deliveries as they closed on 215-2. England collapsed to 211 all out, with no batsman making a fifty in an innings where they could not manage a single six. Q. After that defeat by India , what did you say to the team to inspire them to play this well, or did the coach get you together and say something? Having been rewarded a year ago for showing up in ... Read More »

North Korea says leader Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missiles


State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said during a press briefing that President Trump had discussed the Korean situation with the Defense Secretary and Secretary of State. Seoul's JCS said yesterday that the test-firing did not violate the UN Security Council resolutions which specifically ban high-altitude ballistic missile and nuclear weapons development. Read More »

Arsenal rocked as Lyon president WANTS to sell Lacazette to PSG

West Ham could provide the 30-year-old with regular first-team football with the Evening Standard claiming that Giroud could be a key component of their summer rebuilding job. Name dropping PSG's billionaire owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Aulas suggested that if a suitable bid was made by the capital-based side, he would have no issues in sanctioning a move there for his key player. Read More »

Collusion with Russian Federation a "detestable and appalling lie": Sessions

And asked about Trump's own contention that he fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves". According to Comey, Trump said of Flynn: "He is a good guy". During a heated exchange with Sen. In response to accusations that he misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a question asked by U.S. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House


In fact, according to Sessions, he had recused himself two weeks earlier. I was taken aback by these explosive allegations, which he said were being reported in breaking news that day. "I have confidence in Mr. Mueller", he said. The intelligence chiefs declined to discuss their private conversations with Trump during a Senate panel hearing on June 7. Read More »

J&K: Two cops killed in separate attacks by terrorists


Locals told Rising Kashmir that Shabir after returning from duty, he had gone to enquire about the health of his uncle, who lives next to his house at Bogund. "The two injured cops were taken to 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment". The police spokesperson said that Shabir Ahmad Dar , son of Abdul Rehman Dar, was injured after terrorists opened fire at him near his home. Read More »

Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said May's government lacked the credibility necessary for Brexit talks and should delay the negotiations. A Downing Street source said the talks had been "constructive" but refused to put a timescale on when they would conclude. Read More »

Firefighters yet to fully search burnt London tower block: Fire brigade chief

Following the fire at the Grenfell tower fire , the Metropolitan police released a helpline number to track, register and locate the people who have gone missing in the massive Grenfell tower fire on Wednesday. An investigation into the cause of the blaze, the worst in the British capital in a generation, was underway. A further 74 victims, 18 of them critical, are being treated at six hospitals. Read More »

Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships

The assistant to the president says the administration will be focused on several areas of the job sector, and will announce new programs involving apprenticeships and federal job training. Apprenticeships are few and far between. Filling millions more jobs through apprenticeships would require the government to massively ramp up its efforts. Read More »

US Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions


But lawmakers attached a bipartisan amendment on Russian Federation to it early this week. A White House spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment Monday night on the prospect of a Russian Federation sanctions deal, which would face an uncertain future in the House. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

The nation's top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Ruddy said Tuesday that he stands by his comments. Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated. Read More »

London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors

Meanwhile, 44 households were given emergency accommodation after the blaze ripped through the tower on Wednesday. Many have been flooded with so much food, clothing and other supplies that they were turning new donations away. The fire sent up plumes of smoke that could be seen from miles away. She also said sniffer dogs were being used in a bid to locate bodies. Cladding has been added to a number of buildings across London in recent years, meant to provide insulation as well as ... Read More »

Special counsel Mueller determining whether POTUS obstructed justice

Some of Mr Trump's allies have begun questioning Mr Mueller's credibility as the investigation intensifies. Trump would need Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller , to carry out such a termination. Sessions testified Tuesday that he recused himself from the current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. Read More »

Putin quips he's ready to grant asylum to ex-FBI chief Comey

According to the Trump administration, Comey was sacked because of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 US presidential elections. Like in the past, Putin chided local officials for failing to provide due care for people and ordered them to quickly fix the flaws. The 41-year-old lawyer has announced his intention to stand for president against Putin in 2018, though Putin himself has dodged questions whether he will run for what would be his fourth ... Read More »

Sessions Calls Collusion Speculation 'Detestable,' Professes 'Confidence' in Mueller


The notion that Mueller, a 72-year-old former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who has spent decades in the highest levels of the US government, needs the special counsel gig badly enough to allow himself to be manipulated by Trump is laughable, but you have to remember that the president probably still believes that people live in genuine horror of him telling them "you're fired!" Sessions routinely said he would not answer questions regarding his conversations with Trump, but he ... Read More »

Shooting in Virginia: What we know


Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting . "Let's get back to the good ol' days, when our representatives had a backbone and a conscience", he wrote. Read More »

Houstonian shot by gunman in Virginia ambush speaks to 'GMA'

Steve Scalise during this hard time and recognizing him by wearing LSU gear in support of his recovery", LSU President F. King Alexander said in a statement . In particular, the two capitol police officers working as security detail for Congressman Steve Scalise. First responders on the scene following a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14. Read More »

US expands presence in Syrian desert, rebels say


According to a United States defense official, the pro-Assad militia convoy was heading to a remote coalition garrison near the Jordanian border. "It's not hard to guess that similar strikes will be continued against contingents of the Syrian army in the future using HIMARS", it said. Read More »

Teens Got Lost In Paris Catacombs For 3 Days


Schoolchildren and partygoers have been known to enter the Paris catacombs through secret entrance points. It is not clear when or how the alarm was raised, but police launched their rescue effort three days later. The conditions are pitch black and damp, with an average temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. They are now being treated at a hospital for hypothermia. Read More »

UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

Despite the uncertainty over her ability to govern, May had confirmed that Brexit negotiations - expected to be the most complex global talks Britain has held for decades - would begin as planned next week. Many people in Northern Ireland - where the DUP is blocking a change in the law - might respectfully disagree. Theresa May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. Read More »

Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri appointed Nantes coach


Only recently Palace chairman Steve Parish insisted they needed someone who would bring stability and longevity to the football club, which would make for interesting reading if they somehow managed to steal 65-year-old Ranieri. "I'm very happy to become coach of Nantes". Ranieri was sacked by Leicester less than a year after their incredible run to the Premier League title, with the Foxes hovering just above the relegation zone. Read More »

Death toll from London blaze expected to rise

Outrage has been expressed by the media in no uncertain terms. "Tragically, now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive". The London Fire Brigade tweeted that the fire involved the second to the top floor of the 27-story building. Read More »

Robert Mueller investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Also Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley said his panel will investigate the removal of former FBI Director James Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations". Looks like that fact changed shortly after Trump fired him for "that Russian Federation thing". Trump's legal team quickly denounced the Post report. Read More »