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U.S. congressman's condition improves but still critical after shooting

He also briefly chatted with Capitol Police officers. More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity so far, the game's organizers announced. Both officers have been released from the hospital, and Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said Griner is now in "good condition". CNN's Manu Raju reported Thursday that Scalise remained in critical condition after coming out of his latest surgery. Read More »

Russian Federation unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup


Cameroon, Australia and New Zealand are not really expected to progress from the group stage, let alone fight for the coveted trophy, but they will attempt to defy the odds and at least improve their position in the Fifa Rankings. Ronaldo's recent performances have left him in a strong position to catch up with Lionel Messi with a fifth world player of the year award. Portugal has won six of its last seven games, with the only setback coming in a 3-2 loss against Sweden in a friendly in ... Read More »

Trump 'confirms' he's under probe

President Trump on Thursday criticized reports that he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice in connection with the firing of FBI Director James Comey , denouncing it as another " witch hunt " that is unfairly targeting him. Read More »

Trump orders more cash for apprenticeships

Last month President Trump apparently told the Russians he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey to relieve pressure on him. Gingrich himself did a complete 180, savaging Mueller for being "anti-Trump" and playing a " rigged game ", citing the preponderance of Democratic attorneys on Mueller's investigative team. Read More »

Twitter reacts to President Trump's decision to roll back Obama's Cuba policies

In a statement on government-run websites and television, President Castro's administration said Mr Trump's speech was "loaded with hostile rhetoric that recalls the times of open confrontation". "It's a really good scapegoat for problems on the island", she said. Obama announced in December 2014 that he and Cuban leader Raul Castro were restoring diplomatic ties between their countries, arguing that a new approach was needed because the policy the USA had pursued for decades had ... Read More »

Senate panel to probe hacking allegations

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 he believed Trump had directed him in February to drop an FBI probe into former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, that was part of the broader Russian Federation investigation. The case for obstruction of justice isn't Comey versus Trump. Those associates include former national security adviser Michael Flynn, campaign chairman Paul Manafort, foreign policy aide Carter Page and outside adviser Roger Stone. Read More »

Rand: Without Scalise's Security Detail, It Would Have Been 'Massacre'

Scalise was shot in the hip, and dragged himself from the infield to the outfield. UPDATE: Scalise is out of surgery, listed as stable. It is not clear if he will have a second surgery. Verderosa, chief of U.S. Capitol Police, told the House Appropriations Committee last month that at the request of House and Senate lawmakers, his agency had interacted 184 times so far this year with local police agencies about providing security at public events. Read More »

Russia inquiry: I'm under investigation

The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mr Mueller . If proven to be true this would implicate Trump in an obstruction of justice, which is an impeachable offence. Read More »

Sinn Fein's Michelle Gildernew: British government 'can't be honest broker'

Amnesty International has issued a warning that the negotiations to establish the next UK Government must not trade away long overdue abortion law reform in Northern Ireland . In a statement afterwards, Mrs May said that "good progress" had been made and an agreement was possible if there was "good will on all sides". The listing of four policy areas where the parties are in agreement suggests a final deal may go further than a basic confidence and supply arrangement, which would see the ... Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game raises more than $1 million


MedSTAR hospital has not issued an update on Scalise's condition last night when they said he was in critical but stable condition. When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an "imminent risk of death" and was "as critical as you can be", doctors also said. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Players to Wear Colors of Scalise's Favorite Team

Ticket sales picked up after Wednesday's shooting , eventually setting an attendance record, the organizers said, as attendees such as Alexander Hilten, 16, of Arlington, Virginia, made a decision to come to the game for the first time . Mr. Scalise was one of four people shot Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on GOP lawmakers at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. Earlier Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to his injured colleague, who faces the prospect of a lengthy ... Read More »

British PM eyes deal to prop up minority government

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said that a deal between the government and the DUP can not be one that gives the DUP power over the Conservative Party. May's government has said its Brexit plans remain the same, and will be pressing for close economic ties but a clear break with the bloc to be able to control immigration and restore sovereignty over British laws. Read More »

Ajaib Singh Bhatti elected as Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker


Terming the SAD a "rudderless ship", Sidhu said, "Sardar Badal (former chief minister) and junior Badal (Sukhbir Badal) marked their attendance in the Speaker's room and left from there". Chief minister Capt Amarinder Sngh proposed Bhatti's name which was seconded by parliamentary affairs minister Brahm Mohindra. All the Akali and BJP MLAs , who had stormed the Well demanding farm loan waiver and were raising anti-government slogans, returned to their seats immediately. Read More »

Donald Trump condemns Justice Department over 'watered down' travel ban

Trump undermined those arguments on Monday when he lashed out at what he called a "watered down" and a "politically correct" current version of his original order. "Trump's most recent tweet wasn't only a contradiction to Sanders" comments on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. Read More »

Angry protests in wake of London fire

A couple of miles away in west London , several hundred protesters stormed Kensington and Chelsea council town hall. And in Cornwall, which has one tower block, a meeting with residents and council and fire officers is planned for next week. Read More »

Schumer parodies Trump's praise-filled Cabinet meeting

President Trump has continued to present himself as a successful president and has been reported to make false statements, "alternative facts" and other gestures to give the view that he's - to use his campaign slogan - "making America great again". Read More »

Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

Speaking in parliament, Varadkar said: "I've been elected to lead but I promise to serve". "The Government I lead will not be one of left or right because those old divisions do not comprehend the political challenges of today". "It is striking that the strong support which this record won him in his parliamentary party was not reflected in the much broader membership of Fine Gael." Mr Kenny announced last month he was stepping down after 15 years leading Fine Gael and six years as ... Read More »

HRW condemns Israel's '50 years of occupation abuses'

Monday marks 50 years of the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, which resulted in Israel's occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem , Gaza and the Syrian Golan. Support for prisoners is a Palestinian consensus issue, despite the political split between Hamas, which rules Gaza, and Abbas, who runs autonomous enclaves in the West Bank. Read More »

Putin compares James Comey to Edward Snowden

Comey , who was sacked by Trump in May, testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believes his dismissal was an attempt to exert influence on the investigation into alleged Russian interference and possible collusion. The latest White House crisis struck on the evening of Trump's 71st birthday, after a day in which he had won plaudits for his handling of the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise . Read More »

Deal for soft Brexit moves closer amid cross-party support

But speculating now on different kinds of trade pact - on " soft Brexit" or "hard" - is to put cart before horse, they say. Those advocating a "softer Brexit", notably in the world of business, are especially keen not to erect new barriers to trade, possibly at the cost of accepting more rules set by the European Union in Brussels. Read More »

Ross Moriarty ruled out of British and Irish Lions tour


As with the Crusaders, for all their firepower out wide the Maori All Blacks could not get firing against a miserly Lions pack, whose kicking game dominated the contest. Halfpenny's third penalty put the Lions 9-7 ahead at the top of the second quarter, only for petulance from Itoje to cost his side. In the Bay of Plenty rain the visitors certainly gave the Maori forwards a lesson in wet-weather rugby, dominating territory and possession and collectively staking a claim for selection ... Read More »

London highrise fire death toll rises to 30

Anger swelled, meanwhile, as survivors and others pressed for answers on whether inadequate safety systems or substandard construction material could have contributed to the blaze. A statement from Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service said: "Our firefighters and community fire safety staff have been out and about in all areas, reassuring the public, providing face-to-face guidance on key messages in respect of fire plans, the use of lifts, evacuation, smoke alarms and dialling 999". Read More »