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Trump attorney says president not under investigation

The Washington Post reported last week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is running the federal investigation into the Trump campaign's potential Russian Federation ties, was now focusing on Trump himself for obstruction of justice over the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Has ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi been killed?

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The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said on Friday it could not confirm the death of the group's leader following reports by the Russian Federation army that he might have been killed. military in advance. A character shrouded in mystery, Baghdadi's real name may be Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri, and he may have been born in 1971 in Samarra, an ancient Iraqi city in the so-called Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad . Read More »

North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK

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North Korea has accused us officials of assaulting a delegation at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport by forcibly seizing a diplomatic package they were carrying. North Korea did not detail the contents of the package. State Department officials declined to comment on the incident or what the confiscated package contained. Read More »

Cosby jurors wrap up for night, still at impasse

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Jurors also asked the court to define the phrase "without her knowledge" in one of the charges, to define "reasonable doubt", and asked to rehear testimony from the Cheltenham police detective who interviewed Cosby . The former star of the 1980s TV hit The Cosby Show faces similar allegations from dozens of women, though only Constand's claim has resulted in criminal charges. Read More »

White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

Firing Mr Mueller would be politically explosive and would raise new questions about Mr Trump , whose dismissal of Mr James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief led to charges of obstruction of justice - and to Mr Mueller's appointment. Read More »

Donald Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russia probe

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Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe. Mr. Rosenstein later appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, which the president has repeatedly labeled a " witch hunt ". Read More »

Vehicle Strikes Pedestrians in London; 'A Number of Casualties,' Police Say

SEVERAL people have reportedly been injured after a van hit "a crowd" of pedestrians near Finsbury Park. Police in London say that they are dealing with an incident of vehicle collision in north London. Part of Seven Sisters Road has been closed as the operation continues. Police said they were called to reports of a vehicle that had collided with pedestrains. Read More »

Duterte resurfaces after rest, says battle with militants winding down

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The military has said at least eight foreign fighters from Chechnya, Yemen, Malaysia and Indonesia were among the militants killed in the Marawi fighting. Many critics of Martial Law have challenged the proclamation at the supreme court, which ended the hearing on the oral agreements this week. That claim would, in part, justify the President's order to declare martial law and lock down the whole island region to prevent the Maute terror group from escaping to God knows where. Read More »

French Parliamentary Elections: What to Watch For

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Two polls have his La République en Marche , alongside its MoDem allies, winning between 355 and 425 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly . The polls, by Kantar-Sofres and Ipsos/Sopra Steria, projected the main opposition force would be conservative party The Republicans and its allies with between 125 and 133 seats. Read More »

Trump's friend says he might fire Mueller

Rosenstein said Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was there cause. Read More »

Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

Niang said Bamako will continue to be a target in the coming weeks because "some jihadists in the past have been threatening the way alcohol is being exhibited openly by foreign troops and their allies across the country". French and Malian special forces are conducting a joint military operation in Western Mali after suspected jihadists stormed a luxury resort in Dougourakoro, Western Mali. Read More »

Standing ovation for triumphant Jeremy Corbyn

Well many Corbyn supporters and wider left-leaning voters are surprised/delighted that the Labour leader managed to make significant gains on the Conservative party. Mrs May could be seen grimacing through a forced smile has she sat through the jokes (see picture above). "It is remarkable that there has been such a sharp turnaround for the leaders of the two main political parties", said Matthew Smith from YouGov. Read More »

Taliban Attack Kills Five Afghan Police, Injures 15

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He said one of the attackers detonated his suicide vest and two others were shot dead by police as they tried to enter the compound, which also houses the regional command for Afghanistan's eastern provinces. The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide vehicle bombs, killing several police officers, officials said. Read More »

Moreno snatches Confederations Cup draw at death for Mexico

Mexico's Javier Hernandez scores during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017 . Overall a point each was a fair result. He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities. Read More »

White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

The initial Iran bill imposes sanctions on any foreign person or foreign entity that does business with an entity already designated by the administration that has a connection to Iran's ballistic missile program. Senators say the review provision restores Congress' role in setting sanctions policy. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joined Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the only two legislators voting against the new bill. Read More »

Top LeT terrorist Junaid Mattoo killed in J&K encounter

Earlier Bodies of Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Junaid Ahmad Mattoo and two others were recovered on Saturday from the encounter site in Arwani village of South Kashmir. People raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans during the funerals. The other two militants killed in the encounter were identified as Nasir Wani of Heff village in Shopian and Adil Mushtaq Mir of Frestbal Pampore. Read More »

Three days of mourning after Portugal wildfires kill more than 60

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In Nodeirinho, close to Pedrogao Grande, villagers said a family got caught in a tornado of flames as they tried to flee in their vehicle. A policeman stands near a victim of the forest fire on the IC8 motorway. "It is a real inferno, we have never seen anything like that", the mayor of Pedrogao Grande Valdemar Alves told reporters , adding that more than 20 villages had been affected. Read More »

Juventus confirm Chelsea's 'very good' bid for Alex Sandro was rejected

Costa's situation has complicated plans to strengthen, with no deal in place as yet to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton - who want a world-record fee for the Belgium striker - as a replacement. "And players are always their own boss.I do not know how Alex Sandro reacted". Sandro has excelled since moving to Turin in the summer of 2015 and was part of the side that recently lost to Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League. Read More »

U.S. shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF ) launched a new attack in the western Al-Raqqa, targeting the southeastern countryside of Tabaqa. The Syrian Armed Forces, meanwhile, said one of its warplanes was attacked in the Raqqa countryside, "while it was carrying out a combatant mission against ISIS terrorist organization". Read More »

Improve security instead of blaming Islamabad: Kabul urged

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Ghani also issued an ultimatum to the Taliban, calling on the militants to embrace peace or "face consequences". Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Monday called for the immediate dismissal of all security institution heads following the recent attacks in Kabul , that left over 100 people dead. Read More »

Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer engaged in dueling statements on Friday over health care, one day after the two men expressed hope of more cooperation in a joint interview. Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", Sen. The House bill would phase out the money for increased Medicaid coverage by 2020. "Improvements should be based on a set of guiding principles, included below, which include controlling costs and stabilizing the market, that ... Read More »

Two LeT Militants, One Civilian Killed in Kashmir Gunfight

Two civilians were injured in the attack. Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba has claimed responsibility for the attack, police said, adding it seems they wanted to take revenge of the Arwani encounter in which their local commander Junaid Mattoo is believed to have died. Read More »

Cuba Relations Changing Once More

Trump also called Cuba a national security threat. United States relations with Cuba and the USA are changing once more. Emmer, Crawford and five other House Republicans have warned that rolling back U.S. The new rules include prohibitions on Americans spending money on businesses controlled by the military, which has a wide reach in the Cuban economy. Read More »

Furious Trump blasts Comey sacking probe 'witch hunt'

Rosenstein wrote a memo last month noting concerns about Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation that the White House initially used to justify the removal of the FBI director. Yesterday, Trump referred to the possible obstruction of justice investigation as the "single greatest witch hunt in American political history". Read More »

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea hoping 'to open the door'

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Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon told reporters after discussing the North Korean missile threat and other issues with Japanese counterparts. On January 2nd, 2016, he was arrested while trying to leave the country with his tour group and accused of stealing a propaganda poster . Read More »

Trump will allow 'dreamers' to stay in USA, reversing campaign promise

The goal of the Thursday announcement, the administration explained, was to clarify that immigrants enrolled in the DACA program would not immediately be affected by a separate action that officially ended a similar program - DAPA - for illegal immigrants whose children are citizens or legal permanent residents. Read More »

Trump Steps Up Attacks on Russia Probe's Leaders

Trump tweets . Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: "Witch Hunt". Rosenstein can fire Mueller , but that doesn't make him the one investigating Trump . Trump also highlighted his frustration by claiming accomplishments that he insists have been overshadowed by the probe and its massive fallout. Vice President Mike Pence is next in line to lead the USA if President Donald Trump is impeached. Read More »

57 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars

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According to news reports, the fast-moving wildfires ripped through the forested Pedrógão Grande central region of Portugal, some 150 kilometers (95 miles) northeast of Lisbon , leaving dozens dead and more injured. Around 600 firefighters were trying to put out the blazes, which started on Saturday. Spain has sent two water-bombing planes to help their neighbour fight the fires. Read More »

US congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital

Dr. Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday that several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. Capitol Police. Doctors rushed Mr Scalise to surgery, pumping blood into his body to counteract his multiple haemorrhages. Scalise, 51, and four others were wounded when an IL man opened fire Wednesday morning on the team practice in Alexandria. Read More »

United Kingdom names third attacker as criticism of police cuts grows

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Police had already named Butt and Redouane, a 30-year-old who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. British police have named the three men who carried out the terror attack in London on Saturday and who were all shot dead by police. London authorities announced on Wednesday that three more men had been detained in connection with last weekend's deadly terrorist attack in the city. Read More »

Paul Ryan to Donald Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats , National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director. If Trump didn't want to do this, he'd still have other ways to get rid of Mueller. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Read More »