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Election debacle leaves UK govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks

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If Corbyn had claimed seven more seats, the total seats won by Labour , the Lib Dems, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and one independent MP would have come to 322 - enough to dethrone the Conservatives of their power. May called the snap general election in April, after repeatedly claiming that she would allow the previous term to run its course until 2020. The campaign began with a clear lead for May and the Conservatives, reinforcing a perception that Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was ... Read More »

Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washingt

In fact, Sessions has been one of Trump's earliest and most ardent boosters since the time he declared his candidacy for leader of the free world. "And when asked I said that to the president". Trump disputed, though, Comey's assertion he had asked for a pledge of loyalty. The White House had no response to the news, as it has been referring all questions about the Russian Federation investigation to Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz . Read More »

How to watch Golden State celebrate an National Basketball Association championship online

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant speaks at a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. They can sign Durant to a long-term contract before re-signing Stephen Curry to a five-year super-max deal worth more than $209 million. Durant might be asked to do the same - take less than he might command elsewhere to allow Golden State to keep Andre Iguodala and Shaun ... Read More »

Leo Varadkar formally elected as Ireland's new Taoiseach

He won the Fine Gael party leadership earlier this month.was elected as Ireland's new Taioseach on Wednesday, becoming the youngest and first openly gay Prime Minister in the majority-Catholic country. "Matt is just a very special person". "I know those are skills he will rely on greatly in the Department of An Taoiseach ". Varadkar's youth also grabbed attention. Read More »

Brexit negotiations to go ahead on Monday, Government confirms

But even if that game goes into extra time, European Union leaders are making clear to May that there can be no extension to the two-year period of negotiation before Britain must leave Europe in March 2019. "If the Government cannot even secure a deal with the DUP, how on earth can they get a deal with the EU?" "Theresa May must immediately create a cross-party joint Cabinet committee to negotiate Brexit". Read More »

Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

One memo recounts a February request from Trump that Comey end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read the full report in The Washington Post . Trump reportedly asked both Coats and Rogers to publicly say there was no evidence of collusion, while Ledgett wrote a memo detailing the conversation Trump had with Rogers. Read More »

US Senate approves sanctions against Russia over 2016 election

He added, however, that he was sure the measure could procure a veto-proof level of support in the Senate. (R-Ariz.) said ahead of Wednesday's vote. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee had been expected to mark up Russian Federation legislation this month, but Corker and ranking member (D-Md.) pointed to the Iran bill as a faster way to get Russian Federation sanctions through the upper chamber. Read More »

Iran in shocking claim USA is supporting ISIS in hate-filled rant

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It called the detainees "elements of the Wahhabi ISIS group", and said they were involved in operations, communication and logistics for the local Islamic State group cell. The attackers were Iranian members of Islamic State who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq - deepening the regional ramifications of the assaults. Read More »

Mayor Sadiq Khan confronted by irate Londoners after fire

A blog post from Grenfell Action Group in November said "only a catastrophic event" would expose the concerns residents had. A number of touching gestures were made by Londoners to show how much they appreciate those who risked their lives to try to help. Read More »

Alexandria Shooting: President Trump Confirms Gunman Has Died

Louis Post-Dispatch sent a reporter to Hodgkinson's house. On Wednesday, Hodgkinson unloaded dozens of bullets on congressional Republicans in Arlington and later died after from injuries sustained in a fire fight with Capitol Police who were at the park as a security detail. Read More »

Iran police kills four Islamic suspects in south

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The suspected orchestrator of the attack, who has not been named, was tracked down by Iranian intelligence after he had fled the country amid the ongoing crackdown by government forces. Ahmad Fazelian, a provincial judiciary official, said the seven, suspected of "providing support for the terrorist team", were detained in Fardis, about 50 km (31 miles) west of Tehran, the judiciary's online news agency Mizan reported . Read More »

Body of eighth terror attack victim found in Thames

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We are so proud of Kirsty's courageous actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. A third was arrested after warrant was carried out at a house, also in Ilford . Alerts are made available in the United Kingdom through the police national computer and to Border Force officers at immigration controls. Read More »

US OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2, underscoring broad support among Republicans and Democrats for rebuking Russian Federation after US intelligence agencies determined Moscow had deliberately interfered in the presidential campaign. Read More »

Sanders sickened at shooting by supporter

It did not identify the victim. Sanders took to the senate floor on Wednesday, shortly after he was informed the 66 year-old alleged gunman had volunteered with his presidential campaign. ABC News reported that Hodkinson has had run-ins with law enforcement in the past including cases where he discharged shots on his property and a domestic battery case in 2006. Read More »

Trump blames reported obstruction of justice investigation on 'phony story'

News that Mueller is now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice comes amid reports that Trump has discussed whether to remove the special counsel. It is now the domain of Mueller's team. Trump also retweeted law professor Alan Dershowitz, who has called for a halt to conversations about obstruction of justice because there was "no plausible case". Read More »

London's devastating fire has a lesson for NY

In her statement May said: "We need to know what happened, we need to have an explanation of this". "We as the police, we investigate criminal offences - I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it". Read More »

Mayor on Grenfell Tower visit heckled by crowds including boy, seven

The fire brigade said the fire was unprecedented in its scale and the speed of its spread. Prime Minister Theresa May visited the scene of the tragedy in west London and spoke with emergency services. "People were absolutely devastated by yesterday's events", Cotton said. Specially trained dogs were being brought in to aid the search. Police fear they may never identify all of those killed in the Grenfell Tower disaster. Read More »

Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting

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James T Hodgkinson from IL opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday (14 June), shooting a rifle at Republican congressional members who were playing baseball there. The man calmly asked which party's lawmakers were practicing and Duncan told him they were the Republicans. The Republican's team was practicing their batting at the Alexandria baseball field when shots suddenly rang out. Read More »

Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning

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Investigators say Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was killed by police who had been guarding Scalise on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. Aguilar plays outfield for the Democratic team; before the shooting, Scalise was slated to play second base for the Republicans. The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others. Read More »

Trump's remarks on Wednesday shooting attack on members of Congress

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According to Facebook, Hodgkinson went to Belleville Township High School West and studied flight training at Southwestern Illinois College. While practicing this morning for the Congressional Baseball game, a tradition since 1909, many Republican members of Congress and staffers were attacked by a gunman armed with a rifle and a handgun. Read More »

Scalise Is Doing Worse Than Originally Thought

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Trump later tweeted : "Just left hospital". "Rep. Scalise is a proud LSU alumnus and great supporter of the university, and we are proud to help out even in this small way". "Congressman Scalise is a good man, he's a principled leader and a patriot", Pence said. I could not be more grateful that Capitol Police were there at the time to prevent this attack from being any worse than it was. Read More »