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Afghanistan blames Haqqani network, ISI for Kabul blast

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Representatives of around two dozen countries are attending the meeting, which aims to build global support on ways to restore security in the conflict-torn country, the government said on Monday. A rocket landed today inside the India House, the country's Embassy in Kabul , but there were no reports of any injury, external affairs ministry sources said. Read More »

Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers for Special Counsel

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Questions about that have persisted in places since reports that former FBI Director James Comey said Trump told him to "let go" of an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said earlier this week that, "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable, and illegal ". Read More »

Cuba Denounces Trump's New Measures

Donald Trump went to Havana which is the spiritual home of the Cuba-American community. In fact, Trump is getting bipartisan support for his call to bring back Shakur to US soil. "Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last government's one-sided deal with Cuba ". Harmful changes like these are a prime example of why Congress must act to codify the law and allow open trade and travel with Cuba and the Cuban people. Read More »

United Kingdom finance minister Hammond seeks 'pragmatic' Brexit

Business leaders say the uncertainty means they are having to plan on the assumption that Britain leaves without a proper deal. The British Brexit minister, David Davis, will open the talks with the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, supported by officials on both sides. Read More »

On the Passing of Helmut Kohl

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Kohl, who died on Friday at the age of 87, spearheaded the end of Germany's decades-long division into East and West. H. Kohl will remain forever in the memory of the Kazakhstani people as a wise person, who made a great contribution to the establishment and strengthening of bilateral friendly relations. Read More »

Muggy weekend with more scattered storms

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New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Monday Night . Mostly clear, with a low around 63. While the chance for rain is not as high in the morning, a few showers are possible. Ran chances are still at 20% with the possibility of some afternoon showers. High near 81. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Low tides are 11:05 a.m. Read More »

Rosenstein Warns Against Stories Citing Anonymous Sources

Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the USA election in favour of Mr Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March. Kushner's business dealings. He blasted the " fake news media ", who he claimed "hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful social media". Read More »

Offensive to retake Raqqa from ISIS begins

The city in northeastern Syria has been an ISIS stronghold since it was captured in January 2014. Last week, rebel groups in southern Syria said that the USA was supplying their forces with more weapons and support in light of a new push by Iranian proxies toward their area of operations. Read More »

Missing Fitzgerald sailors found in flooded compartments

Maritime rules suggest vessels are supposed to give way to ships on their starboard.NOTIFYING FAMILIESJapanese media said all seven of the sailors who had been reported missing were found dead.The US Seventh Fleet said in a statement earlier on Sunday: "Divers were able to access the space and found a number of bodies". Read More »

London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police

London's fire brigade expects it to take weeks, even months, to search the block's 24 precarious floors. Mounted officers have also been spotted close to the scene on stand-by. A memorial wall has been created for people to write messages to the missing. They say their complaints were ignored - and fear it was because the tower was full of poor people in a predominantly wealthy borough. Read More »

Mueller Hires 13 Attorneys to Join Russia Probe

Trump made similar comments about Comey in the weeks leading up to his dismissal. "With this in mind", the memo said , "please immediately suspend any deletion, modification, overwriting, or other possible destruction of the information described above, including electronic information, and take all reasonable measures to preserve this information". Read More »

3 militants, 2 civilians killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

As they were cordoning off the area, youth gathered around the area and started pelting stones at the forces which led to clashes between the forces and the civilians. Two bodies were recovered yesterday from the same area. A police official said restrictions were imposed in areas falling under six police stations in Srinagar and parts of Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Anantnag districts to maintain law and order and foil protests. Read More »

White House says Trump won't fire Mueller

The Justice Department sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about the budget instead. Another White House official told the Daily Beast it would "suicide" for Trump to get rid of the special counsel . Still, top Democrats on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee fumed that Sessions had abruptly canceled his appearance there, with Sen. With reports that President Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller from leading the Russian Federation ... Read More »

Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he's under investigation

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May, and that firing is now reportedly part of an investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice as president . Just yesterday, Trump denied that an investigation is being conducted against him for obstruction of justice. However, Trump later told NBC News' Lester Holt that he had already made a decision to fire Comey before that memo was written. Read More »

Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting

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The single round traveled across Scalise's pelvis, "fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding" stated the hospital Wednesday night. Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". Read More »

FOMC Preview: One Hike Today, One More Later In 2017

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An eventual increase to the 2% target could occur in the medium term. This Fed rate hike was expected, and in fact had been considered a certainty, according to the CME FedWatch Tool . When it comes to the future direction of bank stocks in particular, investors should at the very least keep their eyes on unemployment and inflation . Read More »

Syrian army halts combat operations for two days in southern city

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The US State Department said "we welcome any initiative to reduce tensions and violence in southern Syria " and urged Damascus "to live up to its own stated commitment during this ceasefire initiative". Guarantors Russia , Turkey and Iran had agreed on May 4 in the Kazakh capital, Astana, to establish "de-escalation zones" in war-torn Syria. Deraa is a major front line in the conflict. Read More »

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

That is what makes the current GOP effort so remarkable, he said . If the Senate is about to vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare by the July 4 recess, it would come as a surprise to most in Washington - especially Republican senators who presumably would be backing the bill. Read More »

Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife

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But in its standard configuration, the SKS, a Soviet-designed rifle that fires the same type of ammunition as an AK-47, wouldn't meet the definition. Kentucky Sen. "But he never really implied one way or the other that he was pro-Democrat, anti-GOP Republican or anything like that". The members of that group celebrated Hodgkinson's mass assassination attempt. Read More »

Trump calls reports of obstruction probe a 'witch hunt'

Late on Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - who is overseeing the Russian Federation investigation - issued a statement saying the Justice Department does not confirm or deny the kind of allegations in news reports about the probe, and encouraging the public to be skeptical of them. Read More »

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

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Also on Sunday morning, Sekulow discussed the same topic on CBS's "Face the Nation," where he added that Trump has received no letter of investigation. Speaking on NBC's " Meet the Press " Sunday, attorney Jay Sekulow said the "president is not under investigation by the special counsel". On Thursday, Trump called Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign a "witch hunt: based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump ... Read More »

Donald Trump 'yells at TVs in the White House' about Russian Federation investigation

President Donald Trump , who has contradicted top aides about his firing of FBI Director James Comey , on Friday fired off a tweet at odds with his own statements about the decision that triggered a special counsel probe. She's the associate attorney general, which makes her third in command at the Justice Department behind Rosenstein and Sessions. Trump was set to escape the Washington pressure cooker today. Read More »

Attacker Shot Outside Notre Dame Cathedral

The nation is still under a state of emergency which is repeatedly stretched due to the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Paris attacks, Nice attack and a sequence of assassinations by Isis groups. Landmarks across France, the world's most-visited country, are considered especially vulnerable, despite constant policing. In the last fatal attack, a policeman was shot and killed on Paris's prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue on April 20, three days before the first round of the presidential ... Read More »

GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

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He wounded four people. A congressman and a former staffer shot at baseball practice remain in critical condition and will require multiple surgeries. Hodgkinson's Facebook page is filled with vitriolic rants against the Republican Party and he belonged to a Facebook group entitled "Terminate The Republican Party". Read More »

European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks

The announcement by Brexit Secretary David Davis and European Union negotiator Michel Barnier follows preliminary talks in Brussels between officials. A source in May's Conservative Party said talks continued on Friday. Monday's negotiations are to open at 11:00am in Brussels (0900 GMT) with 90 minutes of talks between Barnier and Davis, followed by a working lunch between the pair and a press conference. Read More »

Absent Jay Z inducted to Songwriters Hall by Obama via video

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Speculation grew when an unidentified woman was photographed Friday carrying a large bouquet of pink, blue and purple flowers - complete with a card that appeared to read "B + J" - along with twin pink and blue balloons in the shape of feet that read "Baby Girl" and "Baby Boy". Read More »

Davis stays on as UK Brexit Secretary

Her Conservatives struck an outline deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) for support on key legislation, a humiliating outcome for them after an election meant to make them a dominant force. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial. Read More »

Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor

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On Thursday night Scalise was honored at the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Stadium, where a record crowd showed up. Both the Democratic and Republican teams will sport Louisiana State University (LSU) apparel in support of Scalise, a representative for Rep. Read More »

London blaze death toll reaches 30 as queen visits survivors

Six victims have been identified and the others have been located, but with dozens of people still apparently unaccounted for speculation has increased that the number of dead could hit three figures. Locals yelled questions at mayor Sadiq Khan when he walked through the neighborhood on Friday. "The rescue team has been searching for the missing Lebanese among the residents of the burnt tower block in London ", Shorter said, offering no other details. Read More »

Trump says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

Theoretically, Trump could be saying that Mueller told him to fire Comey, though that makes little sense since Mueller was not part of his administration. Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation. A Trump confidant said this week the President had considered firing Mr Mueller. Read More »

United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital

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Before the event, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters , "Tonight we will go to the game, play our hardest, but we will all be Team Scalise". Damage from a bullet occurs when it's traveling. "I think his risk of death right now is substantially lower", Sava said. The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates. Read More »

US Soldiers Killed In 'Insider Attack'

In March, three U.S. soldiers were wounded after being shot at by an Afghan soldier at a base in Helmand province. "In (a) joint US-Afghan military operation". A USA official confirmed that at least two US soldiers had been killed. The U.S. military has not commented. Hoping to flush ISIS from its stronghold in Achin , American and Afghan forces launched Operation Hamza in early March. Read More »