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Robert Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

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Comey had confirmed during a congressional testimony in March that the FBI was investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included possible collusion between the country and Trump associates. The NSA said in a statement that the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel". Mueller spokesman Peter Carr tells NPR's Carrie Johnson, "We'll decline to comment". Read More »

Donald Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice

Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing. Read More »

We have 250000 reasons not to go to Westminster, says Sinn Fein

After House Speaker John Bercow was re-elected without challenge, a chastened May quipped: "At least someone got a landslide". "Talks are going well". A poll released last summer has shown 70% of people in Northern Ireland support same-sex marriage. The global human rights group issued the call ahead of a meeting between the two leaders, who are negotiating to allow Mrs May's Conservatives to form a minority government. Read More »

UK's Hammond, saved from purge, set to renew Brexit push

Senior officials familiar with the party's stance are clear that Corbyn and his shadow cabinet see an opportunity to alter the direction of Brexit. The Prime Minister has insisted the United Kingdom will leave the single market, replace customs union membership with a new deal and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Read More »

Hundreds killed in Marawi City

Nearly 100 people including security personnel and militants have been killed, the military said . "He's just taking some time off to rejuvenate", presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters . Journalists and aid workers usually converged in the compound "to get a breather" because the compound is supposed to be secure, the report said. Read More »

Shooter Identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, Hillary & Bernie Supporter

Steve King of Iowa said over Twitter . Authorities confirmed that Capitol Police officers were on scene when the shooting happened and exchanged gunfire with the shooter. While we don't yet fully know the motive behind this shameful act of evil, there is no doubt the heroism of the Capitol Police saved lives this morning. Read More »

United States lawmaker shot dead by angry gunman

Capitol Police and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. News is reporting the man who opened first at the congressional baseball practice is from Belleville, Illinois . "While the attack today was a awful surprise, Matt's presence on the ball field, helping longtime colleagues and friends was not", Mika's family said. Read More »

Tory deal may breach Good Friday pact

May has given no indication she will change course on the key elements of Brexit; but whatever her plan she will be heavily reliant upon the 10 lawmakers from the eurosceptic DUP , who would help her edge past the 326 votes needed in parliament to avoid the government collapsing. Read More »

Gunman who shot congressman Steve Scalise had history of anti-GOP activity

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Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on Wednesday's shooting at a baseball practice for Republican lawmakers, and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. Hodgkinson was said to have been among 1,000 volunteers around Davenport, but Becker said, "Nobody has a recollection of this guy coming in". Other conservatives praised Sanders for not using his time on the Senate floor to call for tougher gun restrictions. Read More »

Steve Scalise to undergo third surgery from gunshot in mass shooting

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Hodgkinson, from IL, died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Capitol Hill police. Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner listen to U.S. Two U.S. Capitol Police officers, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who are members of Scalise's security team, also were wounded. Zach Barth , a legislative aide for Rep. Read More »

Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK election

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Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the talks would begin when Britain was ready, suggesting he would consider a short delay. He said on Twitter: "Brexit negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready; timetable and European Union positions are clear". Read More »

Trump hits out over probe on possible obstruction of justice

The request specifically asked for "copies of all records of notes taken by or communications sent from FBI Director James Comey " regarding those interactions. "But he's an honest broker". When speaking before Congress last week, Coats said he never felt "pressured" when interacting with the president. "I don't know how anyone can see this as anything but obstruction of justice ". Read More »

Brexit negotiations to start on Monday, June 19th - EU, UK confirm

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The Brexit Secretary said the talks would take place that week, but not necessarily on the Monday due to the clash with the Queen's Speech at Westminster. There are also differences over the other priority issue for Brussels - securing the rights of 3 million European Union citizens living in Britain - but diplomats see those as less problematic. Read More »

Rebel leader Navalny, hundreds arrested in Russia Day protests

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At the time of his sentencing , Navalny alleged that the Kremlin is responsible for the charges and conviction. An opposition organizer for Navalny in Vladivostok on the Pacific coast was detained and fined for illegally organizing a rally, according to state news service RIA Novosti, which cited a regional lawmaker. Read More »

17 dead in London tower fire, police confirm

Describing the fire that started around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday morning as "an unprecedented incident", London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything on this scale". Read More »

Lankan passenger's bomb threat disrupts Malaysia airlines flight

Passengers said he appeared to be carrying an electronic device which could have been a portable loudspeaker. The Australian Federal Police said they were investigating the incident. Ms Laura, who asked for her surname to be withheld, told the ABC she feared for her life. "We want to be very careful not to be driving people away from getting the care they need". Read More »

Grenfell Tower: 17 people confirmed dead in blaze

Mrs May, who held a cross-Government meeting to coordinate a response, said it was "impossible to comprehend the horror" that residents had endured and hailed the efforts of the emergency services in their "harrowing work". In one chilling blog post from last November , the Grenfell Action Group warned that only a "catastrophic event" would "bring an end to the risky living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation" at the building. Read More »

Hammond to push for United Kingdom to stay in EU customs union

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LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - Britain entered a sixth day of political limbo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Theresa May yet to seal a deal to prop up her minority government and facing calls to soften her stance on Brexit days before negotiations on leaving the European Union begin. Read More »

Malaysian family among those evacuated in London fire

Building standards in Scotland are a devolved issue and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service works with local authorities and housing associations to ensure the safety of occupants in high-rise buildings. The cause of the blaze, the worst in the British capital in a generation, was being investigated. In addition, the police chief said that 37 people are under treatment in the hospital, of which 17 are in intensive care due to the extent of their injuries during the fire, which was ... Read More »

Adele Pays Emotional Visit to London's Grenfell Tower After Deadly Apartment Fire

The 23-storey block was fitted with the cladding in a £3.5 million contract as part of a overall £8.5m refurbishment in 2015. One heaving table at a local church came with a note: "Help yourself". Volunteers in Glasgow - 550 kilometres (350 miles) away - sent a truck laden with nappies and other supplies. A Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy , said on Thursday that a close friend of his family, Khadija Saye, a 24-year-old artist, and her mother Mary were missing after the blaze. Read More »

Trump sits by bedside of congressman wounded in shooting

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Scott Applewhite). Lawmakers who were there described a chaotic scene, with many members of the congressional GOP baseball team huddled in a dugout while Capitol police who were part of Scalise's security detail and local Alexandria police engaged in a shoot-out with Hodgkinson. Read More »

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

The DUP leader declined to give details of what she termed a "positive engagement with the Conservative Party ", but said she would be travelling to London late on Monday for discussions with her team of 10 MPs before a meeting with Mrs May at Downing Street on Tuesday. Read More »

Theresa May under pressure to soften Brexit stance

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May's botched election gamble, which saw her lose her parliamentary majority, left her so weakened that supporters of closer ties with the European Union publicly demanded she take a more consensual and business friendly approach to Brexit . Read More »