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Anger boils over as London fire toll hits 30

Around 800 people gathered outside Prime Minister Theresa May's residence at Downing Street to protest against the United Kingdom government's handling of the disaster, said Joey Ayoub, a journalist and activist who joined others at Number 10. [Full Article...]

Britain says no European Union exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

Only if "sufficient progress" is made on those thorny topics will he allow discussions to turn to the trade deal that May wants. Britain must quickly end the "uncertainty" over Brexit talks caused by a chaotic election result, the European Parliament's Brexit pointman, Guy Verhofstadt, said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports

Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports Mueller met Wednesday with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict. USA TODAY previously reported that the FBI was investigating Kushner for his contact with Russian officials, but there was no word at that time that his financial dealings were part of the probe. [Full Article...]

Ohio Student in Coma, Returned Home From N.Korea

Ohio Student in Coma, Returned Home From N.Korea They say North Koreans told US authorities that their son contracted botulism and never awoke after he was given a sleeping pill. The State Department secured Warmbier's release at President Donald Trump's direction. But North Korea has so far rejected South Korean civic groups' bids to visit the North for exchanges, taking issue with South Korea's support of the latest United Nations sancti... [Full Article...]

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Trump asserted that the USA will take concrete steps to ensure that investments flow directly to the people so they can open private businesses and begin to build their country's "great, great future, a country of great potential". "Over the last months, the uptake in travel from the United States to Cuba has not been as high as expected, primarily as hotel capacity has not kept up with the dema... [Full Article...]

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

Earlier, Andrea Leadsom, leader of the lower house of parliament, said the government had agreed with Queen Elizabeth, who reads out the new government programme, that the "state opening of parliament will take place on 21 June 2017". Previous Northern Ireland executives have wanted to bring it down to 12.5% to match the corresponding rate in the Irish Republic. The concession sets the tone fo... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause

House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday he would be "surprised" if President Trump fired Robert Mueller and encouraged him to allow the special counsel to "do his job independently". Trump , however, lacks the legal authority to directly fire Mueller. If Rosenstein refused, Trump could fire him, too. "I don't think the Chairman will invite the President, a man he campaigned for, because ... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts court for ruling against travel ban at "dangerous time"

Trump blasts court for ruling against travel ban at Gorsuch's confirmation by the U.S. Senate in April restored the court's 5-4 conservative majority. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file). The 9th Circuit largely left in place a nationwide injunction by Judge Derrick Watson that stopped parts of the order, which Trump said was urgently needed to prevent terrorism in the US. [Full Article...]

Trump Told To Reign In Online Outbursts

He was appointed as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation probe last month after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey. Trump added that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT" in USA political history and is being led "by some very bad and conflicted people!" "Right now, we have Mueller who is highly respected". [Full Article...]

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

The 22-year-old can occasionally open his eyes and blink, but has no language recognition or response to verbal commands. On Thursday, North Korea's state-run news agency said that a court had allowed Warmbier to return home "on humanitarian grounds". [Full Article...]

North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma

North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma Asked whether the U.S. wanted to see an Iran-style global embargo to deny exports of petroleum and other products to North Korea, Mr Tillerson said that this would only work if Russian Federation and China co-operated. "We are so grateful that he will finally be with people who love him". Tillerson says the State Department secured Warmbier's release at President Donald Trump's direction. [Full Article...]

Trump Denounces Reports Of Widening Russia Probe

Trump Denounces Reports Of Widening Russia Probe Of course, it's possible to obstruct justice without colluding. Washington , D.C. was riveted Wednesday as news broke that President Trump was under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice over his firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey and other actions in the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign That would mean it began before Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17. The essence of Comey's testimony was that the president asked him to drop an investigation of retired Lt. [Full Article...]

Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel Mueller in Russian probe

Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel Mueller in Russian probe Mr Ruddy appeared to be basing his remarks, at least in part, on comments from Jay Sekulow, a member of Mr Trump's legal team, who told ABC in an interview on Sunday that he was "not going to speculate" on whether Mr Trump might at some point order deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to sack Mr Mueller. [Full Article...]

US official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release

US and North Korean officials said Rodman played no role in freeing Warmbier and the timing of the release and Rodman's arrival was a coincidence. After handing their passports to the immigration officer, there was a lull, followed by the appearance of two North Korean security officials, who took Warmbier to a private room. [Full Article...]

Nik Wallenda's wife performs risky stunts over Niagra Falls

Wallenda will hang from a lyra, or a hula-hoop shaped ring, from a helicopter hovering 300 feet over Horseshoe Falls. A few years back, her husband Nik hung from a helicopter by his teeth at 200 feet. also chipped in $50,000 to assist her in her "date with history". "As an artist and a daredevil I guess, there is something abut it, something nearly magical that draws you to it", she said. [Full Article...]

Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller

Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he will "defend the integrity" of the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the US elections. Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives, who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship ... [Full Article...]

FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia Although the readiness of stadiums has not been a major issue, the monitoring group Human Rights Watch this week criticized Federation Internationale de Football Association for failing to protect workers constructing Russia's World Cup stadiums. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

From the tweet , it sounds like Trump is blaming Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein . Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. [Full Article...]

Police searching for man missing since London attack recover body from river

Police searching for man missing since London attack recover body from river Police shot and killed the three attackers within eight minutes of receiving an emergency call, police said . The other confirmed victims of Saturday's three-man attack are 32-year-old British web entrepreneur James McMullan , 21-year-old Australian au pair Sara Zelenak , 28-year old Australian nurse Kirsty Boden and 30-year-old former homeless shelter worker Christine Archibald , a Cana... [Full Article...]


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