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May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

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Northern Ireland's main parties are expected to hold talks with the prime minister in Downing Street on Thursday. With her tally of Conservative MPs slashed to 317 in last week's poll, Mrs May needs the backing of the DUP's 10 members to reach the 320 required for a working majority in the Commons. Read More »

NORC poll: Just 1 in 5 support Trump's move to fire Comey

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Trump may have been referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a highly critical memo about Comey. The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after he fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said . Read More »

Aerialist daredevil set to hang by teeth from chopper over Niagara Falls

And it was televised live. Wallenda's stunt is planned for Thursday, the fifth anniversary of her husband's televised 1,800-foot tightrope walk from the NY side of Niagara Falls into Canada. The daredevil couple insinuated they could perform a duo stunt together in a few years. "It will open up in New York City on October 26", Nik Wallenda said. Read More »

Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

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The recent actions by U.S. Senate strongly suggest that. Congress could then disapprove and ultimately block the president from rolling back sanctions with a two-thirds vote . It now includes sanctions aimed at Russian Federation. The bill would solidify sanctions imposed against Moscow over Crimea's reunification with Russian Federation following the Washington-backed overthrow of democratically-elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, its support for the Syrian government, ... Read More »

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out

The statement came after Sen. Newt Gingrich is no longer confident in Robert Mueller's ability to lead an investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Collins' question wasn't the only time the Mueller investigation came up during Rosenstein's hearing on Capitol Hill. He has always been widely respected by many in Washington from both sides of the aisle, with many lawmakers praising Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein's pick. Read More »

Thirty confirmed dead in Grenfell Tower blaze as fury grows among survivors

As the fire continued to burn more than 36 hours after the blaze started, police commander Stuart Cundy said he did not expect to find any survivors. The devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower has now claimed 30 lives, according to police . In support centres and at the scene of the fire, the anger and frustration of residents began to bubble over. Read More »

Relatives Of London Fire Victims Unleash Their Fury Upon Theresa May

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LONDON (AP) - A solemn Queen Elizabeth II marked a minute of silence Saturday for victims of the London high-rise inferno that killed at least 30 people as exhausted firefighters continued their grim search for more bodies. The Times said the recently refurbished tower block had been fitted with cladding that wasn't fireproof, and that for less than £5000 pounds (NZ$8800), a fire-resistant version could have been used instead. Read More »

'Slower progress' in Theresa May's talks with DUP

Mrs May's authority has been severely diminished after a disastrous general election which saw her lose her Commons majority and a deal with the DUP looks vital for the continuation of Tory rule. 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". But the other Stormont parties have warned that any deal between the DUP and Conservatives could make restoring power sharing more hard. Read More »

Trump seeks apology from media, attacks former AG Loretta Lynch

Mr. Trump's morning tweets included what seemed like a jab at former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the new Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe, as he said the investigation was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" That administration was former President Barack Obama's administration, which denied Comey the ability to say Clinton was under criminal investigation so that FBI talking points would match Clinton campaign talking points. Read More »

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

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The rising criticism puts a new focus on the relationships between the president, special counsel and the Justice Department, especially as questions loom over whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will recuse himself from overseeing Mueller's probe. Read More »

Teams Play for Wounded Lawmaker at Annual Congressional Baseball Game

Within hours, the tragic shooting on a baseball practice field near Washington that left the shooter dead and a congressman and others wounded seemed to bring some foes in Congress together. Sava says Scalise has responded to family members while he's still under sedation. Also shot were a congressional aide, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer. Read More »

Trump confirms probe over Comey firing

That would appear to be a shot across the bow of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the most senior Justice Department official involved in the Russian Federation investigation since Attorney Jeff Sessions recused himself . Who is Trump referring to? "I mean Mueller is one of the most respected guys in America". Trump's thinly veiled attack on Rosenstein could be a precursor either to Trump demanding that Rosenstein fire Mueller-which he would likely refuse-or Trump's firing ... Read More »

'Team Scalise' unites as lawmaker remains in critical condition

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Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center says "an excellent recovery is a good possibility", but says Scalise faces additional surgeries, a long hospital stay and rehabilitation. President Donald Trump , who visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, sent a video message that played at the start of the game. "We know that the bullet entered his left hip", LaPook said. Read More »

US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over ship crash

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The large size of the container ship - it's nearly three times as heavy as the Fitzgerald - may have left the smaller US destroyer vulnerable in the collision, said Carl Schuster, former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center and a Hawaii Pacific University professor. Read More »

US Sailors Missing in Navy Destroyer Collision With Merchant Vessel

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Others injured were treated aboard the ship, the Navy said. "Right now we are focused on two things: the safety of the ship and the well-being of the Sailors", said Adm. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii said the Navy has requested assistance from the Japanese Coast Guard. The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the container ship , the ACX Crystal, reporting the collision at around 2:20 a.m. Read More »

'100 per cent' willing to testify over James Comey conversations: Donald Trump

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Trump insisted Friday he didn't pressure Comey. The president is at his private golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey., this weekend and largely stayed off Twitter until Sunday morning. If they do, they asked that copies of the materials be provided to the panel by June 23. Lee also said he had concerns about Comey's decision to give memos about his conversations with Trump to a friend, who shared them with The New York Times . Read More »

Four tied for lead in US Open

The cut was at an unusually low one over par this year, meaning that the whole field is covered by just eight shots. Tied with Fowler at 6-under par are Jamie Lovemark and J.B. Unlikely as it seems, that was the last major he played on the weekend. "I didn't think it was the putter, it was the guy on the end of it", said McIlroy , who had 62 putts over two rounds. Read More »

Trump Appears to Confirm That He's Being Personally Investigated

By tweeting that he is under investigation, Trump essentially confirmed Wednesday's Washington Post story which broke the news by leaning on anonymous sources close to the investigation. If Rosenstein recuses himself, Brand would, at least on paper, become the only person who could fire Mueller. Rosenstein told The Associated Press this month he would recuse himself from any oversight of Mueller if he were to become a subject of the probe. Read More »

Gunshots Ring Out at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice

Despite his optimism, Sava said Scalise's condition remained critical: "He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries". "He's in some trouble", said Mr Trump, who visited late on Wednesday. The first said that he "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours". Read More »

Lawmaker: House members raised security concerns before Scalise shooting

House Majority Whip Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip by a rifle-welding critic of the president who sprayed bullets on U.S. lawmakers practising for an annual baseball game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. He noted in an apparent reference to Trump that "I never had confrontations and fights at my rallies". Read More »

Trump says "could be some unity" after Scalise "sacrifice"

The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday. Although he remains in critical condition, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise stands a good chance for an "excellent" recovery after being shot at a charity baseball practice outside Washington this week. Read More »

Maker of panels at London Tower cautioned on high-rise fire risk

Many chased after her armored cars, prompting the police to intervene and push people back. There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, helped fuel the flames. Read More »

Andrea Leadsom confronted over PM not meeting Grenfell Tower victims

The incident has brought to light a number of concerns residents had with the safety standards of the building. Mr Kebede, a father of one, has reportedly spoken with investigators. Bellerin, a defender, also plays for London club Arsenal. The London Fire Brigade said it received the first reports of the blaze at 12:54 a.m. Read More »

Trump Announces Proposed Cuban Travel Policy

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In Miami, Trump reiterated support for the United States' 1961 trade embargo against Cuba - which has been the most harmful USA provision against Havana since diplomatic relations soured with the revolution that put former dictator Fidel Castro in power. Read More »

Warriors 2017 NBA championship parade

Golden State had a bullseye on Cleveland all year, matching up in the NBA Finals for a record third straight year - one at 12-0, the other at 12-1. "Obviously as a team , we're going to have a conversation", he said. "Thank you for the support". Although there is some truth to the matter that the Warriors have put together quite a talented team , it was earned on the court with Durant leading the way. Read More »