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Three Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan in "Insider Attack"

Two U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan , an official of the provincial government said on Saturday. In March, three U.S. A Pentagon statement confirmed that three U.S. soldiers had been killed in eastern Afghanistan and one wounded soldier had been evacuated for medical treatment. Read More »

North Korea releases United States student Otto Warmbier

It was apparently shortly after that date that Otto fell ill. State Department officials said Warmbier's release followed secret talks between US and North Korean diplomats. "On whether these two incidents are related, one should directly ask the country concerned", he said during a regular press briefing. "This is a matter of grave concern", Richardson said. Read More »

Pelosi: GOP More to Blame than Democrats for Harsh Political Discourse

Pelosi was asked Thursday what she believes created the political atmosphere which led to the shooting attack on Republicans. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today weighed in on the state of political discourse and while she didn't want to get into it too much, she did talk about Republicans engaging in the "politics of personal destruction" going back to the 90s. Read More »

Australian TV journalist hit by bullet in Philippines city

Mohammad Noaim Maute , alias Abu Jadid, was arrested at a checkpoint near the coastal city of Cagayan de Oro just after dawn, military spokesman Lt Col Jo-Ar Herrera said. Added Abella: "The fight against terrorism, however, is not only the concern of the Philippines or the United States, but it is a concern of many nations around the world". Read More »

US special counsel probing Trump for possible obstruction


The first is into whether anyone on Trump's campaign or associated with it, with him or with any of his businesses, may have had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin, said the official. Adam Schiff of California, said the committee would ask Johnson to testify about interactions former President Barack Obama's administration had with secretaries of state and local election officials about the dangers the Russian hacking posed to election systems. Read More »

Kenny raises Good Friday Agreement concerns with May over DUP deal

The DUP leader said: "There's been a lot of commentary around the issues that we are talking about and it won't surprise anyone that we are talking about matters that pertain, of course, to the nation generally". We need them to be impartial". Talks over leaving the EU also appeared set for a delay, to the consternation of the European parliament's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt. Read More »

Mike Pence Hired a Personal Lawyer to Handle the Russia Investigation


Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has been on the job for nearly a month and already Vice President Mike Pence is getting his own lawyer. A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week. Bush's legal team during vote recount in Florida during the 2000 presidential election. Cullen is no stranger to high-profile federal investigations. Read More »

Conservative Serbia to get first openly gay prime minister


Brnabic will be the first openly gay pri. Serbia's president nominated Ana Brnabic for the post of prime minister on Thursday, opening the way for her to become the country's first female and first openly gay head of government. "I'm convinced she will work hard". She was appointed public administration and local government minister a year ago by Vučic when he was prime minister. Read More »

Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russia probe


He cautioned, however, that "there's been no findings of guilt on any of these things, but this is a major turning point in what Mueller and the special counsel is doing". If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump . "I think it would be a mistake to fire Mueller, but I also think the basis of his investigation is flim-flam", he said . Read More »

Philippines: Senior member of Maute group arrested

In 2002, the USA opened a so-called "second front" on terrorism on Mindanao. Harvey said the Marawi hospital he was being treated in came under attack while he was there, with gunfire heard outside the building. US President Donald Trump, however, has described the campaign as a "great job" and invited his Philippine counterpart to the White House in April saying, "The Philippines is very important to me strategically and militarily". Read More »

George Conway hits Trump over travel ban tweet


Trump's tweets pose legal problems for his case as the Justice Department seeks an expedited Supreme Court review , given that lower courts cited similar past comments from Trump - including the phrase "watered down" - in concluding that the intent behind the order is to fulfill a campaign promise of a Muslim ban, which would amount to unconstitutional religious discrimination. Read More »

Philippines says arrests senior member of Islamic State-backed Maute group

We must as a nation unite and condemn because after all, they were the ones who started it. The country has been fighting twin insurgencies from Maoist-led rebels and Muslim separatists in the region for nearly five decades. The militants are reportedly using 1,000 to 2,000 trapped civilians serving as human shields. There is no electricity, and most of the town's 200,000 inhabitants have fled. Read More »

Justice Department's Rosenstein assures Congress of special counsel's independence in Russian Federation probe


Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who testified Tuesday before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. The interview was first reported by PBS. President Trump has said the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election was on his mind when he made a decision to remove his FBI director, and he planned to do so no matter what Sessions and Rosenstein recommended. Read More »

Adele Pays Emotional Visit to London's Grenfell Tower After Deadly Apartment Fire

More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to bring the Grenfell Tower block blaze - one of the most treacherous seen in London for a generation - under control. tragically now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive". "I received a Snapchat video from Ranya at 3am just after the fire started and I haven't heard from her since", she said. Read More »

Trump Under Investigation For Possible "Obstruction Of Justice"


Sen. Richard Burr , R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select. Separately, Mr Coats is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session Thursday. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the USA election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year", he said. Read More »

No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

Both the Conservative Party and the DUP were now focused on finalising the "terms and conditions" of the deal following a meeting between May and DUP leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday, the DUP source told the channel. "It's passing quicker than anyone believes". It comes after Mrs May told Tory MPs: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it". Read More »

Blame Big Data, Not Bias, For The Premier League Fixture Schedule


Chelsea's first away match of the season against Spurs is one that Chelsea fans will be looking forward to. (October 14) Arsenal Arsenal began their season with a home fixture against 2015-16 champions, Leicester . Chris Hughton's side go to Leicester on the second weekend, before visiting Watford . The Magpies will only have to face two of last season's top six in the first three months of the season, and will only play one more by the end of November. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Being Investigated for Possible Obstruction of Justice


Mueller is said to be interviewing as early as this week three top intelligence officials as part of the probe, the Post reported , citing "five people briefed on the requests". The legal definition of obstruction of justice as a federal crime targets anyone who "influences, obstructs or impedes" federal proceedings such as FBI investigations . Read More »

Sheriff: Escaped inmates stole another vehicle

Sills said both men were violent repeat offenders and are considered armed and risky. Authorities in Putnam County, Ga ., say a manhunt is underway for two prison inmates who are described as "dangerous beyond description". A spokeswoman for the corrections department identified the two guards as Christopher Monica , 42, who was hired in 2009, and Curtis Billue , 58, who was hired in 2007. Read More »

May meets with Northern Irish Party

DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to meet May on Tuesday for crunch talks, which could force the delay of the government's presentation of its legislative programme to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, due on June 19. But like Alice In Wonderland, not all doors are the same. "The current uncertainty can not continue", he said on Twitter . The opposition parties are ready to oppose every proposal they don't like. Read More »

Death toll in London fire expected to rise


Their work is expected to last into Thursday, with drones also being used to search the building. Prime minister Theresa May arrived at the scene on Thursday. London Fire Brigade says 200 firefighters have been called to the blaze. She told Paul Ross how she watched the fire engulf the building in Kensington. Read More »

US Afghan policy review to be completed in coming weeks: Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Support for Palestinian prisoners and families of so-called martyrs enjoys wide consensus among the Palestinian public. "As of this moment I have seen no cessation and no intention to stop paying the terrorists' families". The four hearings this week are a rare chance for members of the Senate and House of Representatives to question Mr Tillerson, who has not testified publicly on Capitol Hill since his acrimonious confirmation hearing ... Read More »

London fire sparks WA building safety review

Churches, mosques and sports centres have been piled high with clothing, food and other goods as Londoners pulled together to help those who lost everything in the Notting Hill tower block blaze. London fire investigators have been painstakingly searching for more victims of the inferno that engulfed the public housing building in London's North Kensington neighborhood. Read More »

Scotland will be independent by 2025, Nicola Sturgeon believes

It is time for the SNP to use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to improve standards in our schools and hospitals, rather than taking us back to the arguments of the past". Last week Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie claimed voters were "spitting mad" over the insistence that the Scottish Government be allowed to hold a new independence referendum, while Ms Dugdale claimed Ms Sturgeon had squandered her status as "mother of the nation". Read More »

China strongly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan


On Friday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved adding 14 North Korean individuals and four North Korean companies or organizations to its blacklist over the country's weapons program. The Japanese defence minister said the threat had "entered a new stage" and urged the North to "abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs" and "cease its provocative actions". Read More »

Virginia shooter who shot Republicans was a Trump hater

A resident of Belleville, Illinois, Hodgkinson had apparently spent every morning of the last couple of months at the YMCA in Alexandria , Virginia where the Republican baseball team had been practicing daily for two months before the incident, according to Washington Post . Read More »

Major's Major Peace Process Concerns

Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major , who led the United Kingdom government from late 1990 to May 1997, has expressed fears for Northern Ireland's peace process if PM Theresa May does a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government. Read More »

Blast near a Mosque rocks Kabul, causalities feared

Residents said gunfire could be heard from inside the mosque, possibly a sign that other attackers may have entered the complex after the blast to kill those who had survived. The carnage during the holy fasting month of Ramadan has left the Afghan capital shaken, with anti-government protesters incensed by rising insecurity setting up a sit-in camp close to the May 31 bombing site. Read More »

Vladimir Putin suggests Russian soccer league has too many foreign players

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 »