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London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

When the prime minister visited the west London site of the fire on Thursday she spoke only to emergency services. Police said Saturday that their investigation would look at the building and its 2016 refurbishment, and vowed to bring prosecutions "if there is evidence". [Full Article...]

London fire: Death toll soars to 30

Police say 58 people at the tower are now confirmed or presumed dead. At least 65 residents are missing, the Sun newspaper reported Friday, and authorities say the death toll could rise further. May's response has been contrasted with that of Corbyn, who hugged locals at the estate during his visit on Thursday, and the royals who met residents and volunteers on Friday. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House

Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House Newsmax chief executive and Trump confidant Christopher Ruddy took to PBS in an interview that aired Monday evening to say he thought Trump was "considering perhaps terminating" the recently appointed Mueller. Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel to oversee the FBI's Russian Federation investigation last month, was roundly praised by Democrats and Republicans as the right person for ... [Full Article...]

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency. But Ruddy outlined what seems to be growing talk from Trump circles raising concerns about Mueller. So are we to understand that to the extent that there may be a counter-intelligence investigation not related to c... [Full Article...]

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

In a move that could complicate US President Donald Trump's desire for warmer relations with Moscow, the Senate backed the measure by 98-2. The bill also includes new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and other activities not related to the global nuclear agreement reached with the USA and other world powers. [Full Article...]

'Witch Hunt': Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

'Witch Hunt': Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating. He said the president "sought my advice and input" on Comey's firing . Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election and possible coll... [Full Article...]

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn countered with a bit of previously unseen swagger, wearing a huge red rose - his party's symbol - in his lapel as he sparred with May and taunted her about the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming vote on her legislative program, known as the Queen's Speech. [Full Article...]

Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks

The prime minister has been holding talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , keen to get the backing of their 10 lawmakers in parliament to help her pass laws and govern as Britain starts talks to leave the European Union. [Full Article...]

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team Scalise The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak. Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a Republican congressional baseball practice. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witch hunt

President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witch hunt The Post reported that Mueller and his team are interviewing senior intelligence officials about Trump's role. Former FBI Director James Comey , who testified under oath before Congress last week, indicated that he told Trump on multiple occasions that he personally was not under investigation during the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

Conservative former Prime Minister Sir John Major , who was crucial in bringing peace to Northern Ireland , has raised concerns about the impact of a Tory deal with the DUP . 'It's going to be hard, there's no doubt about that, but perhaps an opportunity to consult more widely with the other parties on how best we can achieve it, ' Cameron was reported by the FT as saying at a conference i... [Full Article...]

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

She promised residents would be rehoused within three weeks, and rejected accusations that the government failed to act on recommendations to tighten fire regulations after a fatal block fire in London in 2009. The Metropolitan Police's investigation into the fire will look at the refurbishment undertaken at the tower block in 2016. Nineteen people are still in the hospital, 10 of whom are in... [Full Article...]

UK leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

Negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union will begin on Monday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn countered with a bit of previously unseen swagger, wearing a huge red rose - his party's symbol - in his lapel as he sparred with May and taunted her about the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming vote on her legislative program, known as the Queen's Speech. [Full Article...]

Brexit negotiations to go ahead on Monday, Government confirms

For Brussels, a concern with starting talks on such models would be that Brexit supporters might end up blocking them, raising the risk of time running out to get any deal: "Would you ..." A week after May lost her majority in an election she had called in the hope of strengthening her hand in the talks, some fellow Conservatives want her to focus more on limiting the damage to business and le... [Full Article...]

Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing Senior Justice Department officials pushed back on the ABC News report , saying Rosenstein has not at this point requested any official opinion on the matter from career ethics attorneys in the department. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said. "It's basically all he talks about on the phone", said one adviser. [Full Article...]

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

After House Speaker John Bercow was re-elected without challenge, a chastened May quipped: "At least someone got a landslide". Jeremy Corbyn , leader of Britain's main opposition, said his Labour Party would not support May's Queen's speech in the lower house of parliament to try to force her out of power through a vote of no-confidence. [Full Article...]

The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix

And it doesn't stop there. Erin Hills was drenched by almost an inch of rain overnight, but players have still found scoring to be hard early on Saturday. Champ said a practice round with former British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen and four-times major victor McIlroy on Monday helped his confidence. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out over probe into possible obstruction of justice

A special counsel is probing the 2016 presidential election and whether there were any contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign. President Donald Trump acknowledged publicly for the first time Friday that he was under investigation in the expanding inquiry into possible Russian influence in the election, and he appeared to attack the integrity of the Justice Department offici... [Full Article...]

Queen begins birthday celebrations on somber note

Queen begins birthday celebrations on somber note The Queen, 91, marked her official birthday today with the pomp and pageantry of the famous event - but also acknowledged the "succession of bad tragedies" in recent weeks. She said it was "difficult to escape a very sombre mood" in a message released on her official birthday. Noting the country had "witnessed a succession of awful tragedies", she called for the nation "to reflect and pray for a... [Full Article...]

Trump considering 'terminating' Russian Federation probe leader

The White House clarification has come amidst reports that Trump is contemplating firing Mueller . But a long-time friend of Mr Trump said the president was considering sacking Mr Mueller. Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and adviser, supported firing Comey, but he has been less pugnacious lately, administration officials said. [Full Article...]


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