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Twitter Responds To Trump's Allegations Of Hillary Clinton's Russia Ties

After meeting with Mueller in a classified session, the leaders of the Senate panel indicated that their inquiry would steer clear of obstruction of justice to focus instead on Russian Federation meddling in the elections - and whether there was any Trump campaign collusion with officials tied to the Kremlin. Read More »

Dollar gains as Fed sticks to guns on policy tightening

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Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market . That suggests investors are anxious about the economy, which could have an outsize effect on smaller, domestically-focused companies. In a separate report, the Labor Department said consumer prices slipped, partly because of lower energy prices. Policymakers said the economy was strengthening and that they viewed recent softness in inflation as largely transitory. Read More »

United States lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalised

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From the stands, Vince Wetzel, a resident of Sacramento, California, who is visiting Washington and made a decision to take in the game, said , "It's just a good call to put aside political differences and just play some baseball". Scalise, who was standing at the second base plate, was struck by gunfire and collapsed. A Federal Bureau of Investigation lab team looks for evidence in the outfield signage at the ball field which is the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., ... Read More »

US, Qatar seal F-15 fighter deal

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Saudi Arabia and other nations have accused Qatar of funding terrorist organizations. The Trump administration, with allies on both sides of the dispute, was determined to stay neutral. The deal reaffirms the traditionally close ties between the two countries, and contradicts the position Trump took in the White House on June 9. The agency added that the current political environment allow no crude consumer to co-load crude from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain with Qatari supplies. Read More »

Baseball field shooter had a horrifying history of abusing foster kids

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Though out Wednesday, police, sheriff's deputies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and ATF agents searched his home. Jack McClenahan said Hodgkinson was often seen protesting in front of the Belleville post office, voicing his political frustrations for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party . Read More »

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Identified

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In a national address, Trump appealed for unity following the morning assault in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, which came amid bitterly partisan political tension in the USA capital in the aftermath of a vitriol-filled 2016 election. Read More »

Korea rejects latest UNSC resolution, vows to continue nuclear buildup

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Speaking at an worldwide security conference in Singapore , Mattis noted the Pentagon conducted what it called a successful test this week of its missile defence system, which is being developed mainly with North Korea in mind. In a statement yesterday, the ministers called for North Korea to take all necessary steps to de-escalate the situation, and to abide by its worldwide obligations. Read More »

Displaced Iraqis hit by food poisoning

She refused to speculate whether the poisoning might have been intentional. The UNHCR said that the camp is servicing displaced people from the western Mosul where the US -supported Iraqi forces have been rooting out Islamic State militants since February. Read More »

Jury deliberates into night in Cosby sexual assault trial

Gianna Constand , left, who is the mother of Andrea Constand , leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, . Judge Steven T. O'Neill said his jury charge will take about 45 minutes. Constand said she had to return calls from the Temple University trustee because he was an important booster and she worked for the women's basketball team. Read More »

Team Cameroon arrives in Russian Federation to participate in FIFA Confederations Cup

Putin also suggested that poor youth coaching and too many foreign players in the Russian Premier League are holding the national team back, though he said that recent games have shown "there is potential". Federation Internationale de Football Association also said that it was Russian authorities who "ultimately have the responsibility to protect human and labor rights on their territory and ensure that construction companies are held accountable". Read More »

Wife of alleged Congressional shooter speaks

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The alleged shooter , James Hodgkinson , 66, referred to President Trump as a "traitor" who "destroyed our democracy". The FBI is investigating Hodgkinson's social media activity and what the Belleville, Illinois resident was doing in Alexandria. Read More »

USA congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

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Hodgkinson . The House majority whip was critically wounded Wednesday morning after a man with a rifle opened fire on Republican politicians as they practised for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Va. He said he was concerned about all Americans' safety from gun violence, not just politicians: "This is not what today is about, but we have too many guns on the street". Read More »

Didn't even really talk to him: Putin on Flynn

We didnt have any relationship at all.”. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now conducting an investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election, including whether there could have been any connection to associates of the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug, 17 Years Later

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For example, Trump's administration is looking to remove a rule that forces the Pentagon to file a report every time it pays a small business vendor. He likened the move to the government "cleaning out our closets". The sneaker maker said yesterday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it also will cut about 1,400 jobs. Read More »

Melbourne siege an act of terrorism: PM Turnbull

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Later, police said they were aware of a claim from ISIS that one of its " soldiers " carried out the attack. Ashton confirmed the man worked at the apartment building, and said he was "at the wrong place, at the wrong time". Australian officials are growing increasingly concerned at the threat of militant attacks. Police have foiled several major plots in recent years. But four have gone ahead, including the murder of a Sydney police employee in 2015 by a 15-year-old boy. Read More »

CNN files lawsuit seeking access to Trump-Comey conversations

The Washington Post , citing anonymous sources, had reported some hours earlier that Mueller, who is probing Russia's election interference and the possible links between Moscow and Trump's campaign, had added a key element to that probe, namely that the President would now be under investigation for obstruction of justice. Read More »

Brexit talks to start on time, next Monday

The government Cabinet met for the. It had been suggested the start of negotiations could be delayed by the failure of any party to win a House of Commons majority at last week's General Election. Ms Teggart added: "We are today calling on the next UK Government to commit, particularly in the absence of functioning devolution, to prioritise bringing Northern Ireland's abortion laws in line with worldwide human rights standards". Read More »

Jeff Sessions blamed for impeding investigation at hearing

But that changed shortly after Trump fired Comey last May, the Post's sources said. The investigation-which began as an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible involvement in those efforts-is being led by former FBI director Robert S. Read More »

Russia Inquiry: President 'Probed For Obstruction Of Justice'

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Mr. Trump did receive assurances that he wasn't personally under investigation, as fired FBI Director James Comey reiterated in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself, the source told Reuters. Read More »

Trump Reviewing Whether to Block Comey Testimony to Senate

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Comey", said Mark Rozell, an expert on executive privilege and the dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University in Virginia. The issue will be front and center this week in Washington , where former FBI Director James Comey is due to testify on whether Trump tried to get him to back off an investigation into alleged ties between Trump's election campaign and Moscow . Read More »

Britain says Brexit talks to start Monday

DUP leader Arlene Foster , who was asked to resign in the wake of a heating incentive scandal that cost the government hundreds of thousands of pounds, said on Twitter that discussions are "going well" and that there will be an agreement of sorts. Read More »

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey's memos on Trump

For months, President Trump has been obsessed - publicly and privately - with clearing his name in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with members of his campaign. All of which makes Trump's efforts to belittle the investigation and move past it that much more hard. It appears that Team Trump is going all in on the "witch hunt" defense. Read More »

Indian-origin leader Leo Varadkar elected as Ireland's Prime Minister

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar has been elected Taoiseach . "The government I lead will not be one of left or right". Kenny said of his successor, "I am confident he will carry out the role with energy, integrity and skill". His partner, Matthew Barrett, is a doctor at Dublin's Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. On Brexit , he wants Northern Ireland , a British province, to remain in the EU's single market and retain access to as many European Union programmes as possible to ... Read More »