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Vladimir Putin suggests Russian soccer league has too many foreign players

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He then jokingly offered political asylum to embattled former FBI Director, who had been leading the investigation into Russian election meddling until he was sacked last month by U.S. Putin also said Russia's military industrial complex had benefited greatly from testing its latest weapons in Syria . The bill follows several rounds of other sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for pro-Russia insurgents ... Read More »

Putin blames proposed sanctions on internal US political struggle

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve further sanctions against Russian Federation on Wednesday. Low world oil prices and Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine have hit Russian Federation hard since 2014, reducing the amount of money available for domestic needs, a problem further exacerbated by rampant official corruption. Read More »

Special Counsel Mueller Reportedly Looking Into Obstruction of Justice by Trump

Ruddy told CNN on Tuesday that Mueller and Trump "had a private conversation " and suggested it was "unethical" before the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was named special counsel . Just weeks ago, Gingrich had heaped praise on Mueller , hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for honesty and integrity". Read More »

Senate Votes To Limit Trump's Power To Lift Russia Sanctions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled the US could ease off demands that Russian Federation abide by the Minsk agreement to end the conflict in Ukraine, telling lawmakers that the administration doesn't want to be "handcuffed" if Moscow and Kiev can settle their dispute another way. Read More »

Post reports Trump under investigation for obstructing justice

Trump's legal team quickly denounced the Post report . Comey also suggested another factor in his termination was his declining to lift what Trump, during private phone conversations, described as the "cloud" of the bureau's Russian Federation probe hanging over his presidency that was making it hard for him to govern. Read More »

US lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

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Matt Mika - a former congressional staffer who now works as a lobbyist for Tyson Foods - as well as Zachary Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams and two Capitol Police officers were also wounded. Other federal lawmakers representing northeast IN offered prayers for the shooting victims and thanks for the Capitol Police, who shot and killed the assailant, James T. Read More »

Asian Shares Fall After Fed Rate Hike

Rising interest rates will eventually affect millions in the US from buyers of home to those with credit cards to those saving money. The dollar nursed losses on Thursday as weak USA inflation data left investors wondering if the Federal Reserve would follow up its latest rate hike with another later this year. Read More »

Senate committee to probe James Comey firing

Before he became attorney general, Sessions served two decades as a Republican senator from Alabama. "I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice". White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters later that Trump thought Sessions "did a very good job" and was especially "strong" on denying any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation

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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. People close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller . Read More »

Donald Trump Challenges Obstruction of Justice Investigation

Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the Post story and called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal ". Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey's move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. Read More »

Grenfell Tower interviewee: "There were no alarms"

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Cundy says Thursday that "as the police, we investigate criminal offenses". "We saw them dying", said Adi Estu, 32, who was evacuated from her home nearby. "It is hardly acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and luxury flats kept empty, as land banks for the future, while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live". Read More »

Man arrested at Sydney Airport 'heading for Syria'

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The state's Joint Counter Terrorism Task Force had been investigating Mr Taleb since January this year. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Two plainclothes officers led the man along the airport's outdoor concourse in handcuffs. He has been co-operating with investigators since. Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney, National Manager Counter Terrorism, reaffirmed law enforcement's commitment to stopping the spread of terrorism ideologies. Read More »

Srikanth, Prannoy progress into Indonesia Open quarters

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Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth defeated the world No 9 Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-15, 20-22, 21-6 to make it to quarters as well. Before this match, Saina was leading 7-0 against Jindapol but finally the Thai breaks the jinx and gets a win against the Indian . Read More »

Hundreds arrested in Russian corruption protests

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A boisterous anti-corruption demonstration was certainly not what the Russian authorities had in mind when they planned this year's "Independence Day" festivities in the capital, Moscow . Navalny, 41, has faced frequent abuse, repeatedly been doused with anti-septic, including one occasion this spring that temporarily blinded him. Navalny is popular among a minority of the population, and his support is growing. Read More »

British PM May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there were still "unknown numbers of people" inside the block. "He was on the 24th floor and couldn't get out and he was saying he couldn't stand on the floor because it was too hot". Volunteers and charities helped feed and shelter people who could not return to their homes overnight. "It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this awful event", the queen said. Read More »

Blimp operator: Pilot 'OK' after US Open crash

Mary Ruediger was visiting her parents who live near Erin Hills golf course when the blimp went down nearby Thursday. Emergency crews have responded to the site of the crash. The man was the only person aboard when the craft went down shortly before midday at the Erin Hills golf course in Erin, Wisconsin. Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the U.S. Read More »

Man Charged For Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up Malaysia Airlines Flight

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The Sri Lankan national was overpowered by crew members and passengers who used belts from their trousers to tie his hands as the airliner returned to Melbourne . All other flights were diverted to Avalon, near Geelong, with Melbourne Airport in lockdown at the time. Flight MH128 was forced to return to Melbourne after a man allegedly brandishing a device, which he claimed to be a bomb, threatened to blow up the flight shortly after take off. Read More »

Republican House whip Steve Scalise shot in Virginia shooting

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Rep Roger Williams , R-Texas, who was there but was not injured. Capital police and Alexandria police exchanged gunfire with the shooter before disarming him and taking him into custody. "But I think what's also disappointing, is when you have these tragedies, unfortunately there are people - Washington politicians - that try to take advantage of those tragedies to then come behind and try to impose their agenda", he said at the time . Read More »

Singer Adele pays visit to Grenfell Tower fire site

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Similar external cladding has been linked to the fast spread of deadly fires on other apartment buildings both in the United Kingdom, and as far away as Australia. Queen Elizabeth II praised the firefighters' bravery, and their commissioner noted the trauma they had seen. "We like to think of ourselves as "roughty, toughty" and heroes - they are heroes - but they have feelings". Read More »

Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

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Former prime minister David Cameron , who called last year's European Union referendum and resigned after losing it, told a conference in Poland that "there will be pressure for a softer Brexit". May tried to reassert her shattered authority at the weekend by announcing her new cabinet - with no changes among her top team. "But we are going into these talks with the national interest at heart", Foster said ahead of the meeting. Read More »

Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

The government I lead will be one of the new European center as we seek to build a republic of opportunity. As part of his last day in office, the veteran Fine Gael politician hosted a Cabinet meeting for the final time in Government Buildings before calling on President Michael D Higgins with a formal letter of resignation. Read More »

Shooter of US Congressman was living in his auto

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The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Trump did not name the suspect. Describing the shooting, Sen. "I wanted to get to him, but as long as there was gunfire overhead, I couldn't", Flake recalled, still wearing a red jersey and cleats as he walked away from the scene hours later. Read More »

Jeff Sessions' testimony was curiously uncurious about Comey's firing

Sessions cited a Justice Department policy which blocks officials from testifying about private discussions with the President. Sessions says he recommended Comey's firing after a number of concerns about his job performance. Sessions made the comments as he appeared at a hearing Tuesday to answer questions about Russia's alleged efforts to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Jurors say they're deadlocked in Cosby trial, told to keep at it

If the seven-man, five-woman panel ultimately remains unable to reach a verdict, O'Neill will be forced to declare a hung jury, leaving the prosecution with the option of requesting a re-trial. Shortly afterward she began feeling dizzy and said her legs were like "jelly", Mason said. She became incapacitated and felt " frozen " and told him so, Constand testified. Read More »

Why is Clinton not investigated but I am?

The Post reports Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has launched a probe into Mr Trump himself. Trump used the reopened case to warn of the dangers of having a sitting president under investigation. But pretty much everyone just wanted to make sure that Trump understood the fact that he is the president of the United States and Clinton is not. Read More »

Congressional ballgame to go on despite shooting

Kinzinger explained he and his personal staff members were not on the field during the incident, but he had practiced and played for the Republican ball team in past years. "Of all the things Congress does, this is one of the most benign, positive activities". "While the president would like to attend the game and show his support for all of these courageous public servants", he said, "he has been advised that there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols". Read More »

Donald Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

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The President has been under investigation by the Feds since shortly after he fired FBI Director James Comey last month , the paper reported , citing numerous unnamed sources. Mueller has been tasked with leading the executive branch's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential collusion between Russia and Trump associates. Read More »

United States arrests nearly 200 Iraqis in deportation sweep

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Supreme Court. - Dozens of immigrants from Iraq are still in federal custody and facing deportation after being arrested over the weekend. The 114 Chaldeans detained Sunday were transported to a federal detention center in Youngstown, Ohio, and could face deportation over the next several weeks. Read More »

Gerry Adams says Tory-DUP deal in breach of Good Friday Agreement

The party said it would oppose any deal between Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland that undermines the 1997 peace deal. Sinn Fein has also claimed that a Tory-DUP alliance could damage powersharing talks in Northern Ireland, which has been without an executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January. Read More »

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 17

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There's nothing to suggest the fire was terror-related, London police commander said. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton says specialist dogs would start searching the 24-story building. Donations have been overwhelming community centres from people across London as volunteers and neighbours worked together after the Grenfell Tower fire . Read More »

Trump sits by bedside of congressman wounded in shooting

Young also said: "I encourage all of us to be kind to one another; I think we could all use a little more kindness these days". MedStar Washington Hospital Center released an update about Majority Whip Steve Scalise last night. Lawmakers told reporters Wednesday they are not concerned about their own safety during the game , with House members giving Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a standing ovation during a briefing about the shooting when the duo ... Read More »

UN chief working to resolve Gulf dispute

In what appeared to be a coordinated move, foreign office officials alleged Qatar was responsible for supporting the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda "at all levels" in an unprecedented diplomatic spat for the Gulf region. Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours. A Saudi Arabian airline on Monday tweeted a warm welcome to pilots and staff from Qatar Airways whom it hopes to poach after the kingdom severed air links with Doha . Read More »

Trump hits back over 'obstruction of justice' claims

Overall, only 22 percent of Americans support Comey's dismissal. Either Comey was the ultimate pro who could be trusted to handle his business or he was someone who Sessions had decided months before needed to go because he had badly mismanaged his role in the 2016 election. Read More »