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Turkish leader slams Arab countries over Qatar

Qatar has dismissed the allegations as a " campaign of incitement " which is " based on lies ". When the ties were severed, people in Qatar started panicking that the country could run out of food . Saudi Arabia's King Salman has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin just days after Qatar's foreign minister was in Moscow to discuss the crisis in Gulf ties. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 - Team Scalise

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Mr Scalise, 51, a Louisiana Republican who is the No 3 House Republican, remained in critical condition at a hospital a few miles from the stadium after undergoing a third surgery on Thursday. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . Congressmen gathered at second base, where Scalise was standing when he was wounded. Read More »

James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

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Sue Hodgkinson said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years, but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington , D.C. Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. Read More »

Trump ponders firing Robert Mueller, but staff pushes back

Christopher Ruddy , CEO of Newsmax Media and a friend of the president's, told PBS on Monday and then CNN on Tuesday that Trump saw Mueller as "illegitimate" and was considering firing him. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting, "Now that we know TRUMP IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION, Sessions should take it back & fire Mueller". Read More »

London fire toll is 12, likely to rise

On Tuesday, after MPs had re-elected John Bercow as Speaker, I interviewed her for Sky News about her first impressions of the House of Commons. They also promised that those who had lost their homes would be rehoused in the local area. "They need answers to provide them with security and peace of mind". London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said it would be a "miracle" if any survivors were found. Read More »

Soon, Robert Muller, Another "Swamp Denizen" Could Hear "Your Fired"

Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions, one of the president's earliest high-profile backers. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Ruddy's remarks. The interview was first reported by PBS. Robert Mueller has come under attacks recently, with the Speaker of the House casting doubts over his credibility. Read More »

Amazon-Whole Foods deal roils Wall St; energy shares gain

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Any number of Whole Foods locations - more than 460 in the U.S., Canada and Britain - could be used as jumping off points for wider delivery and pickup of groceries and prepared foods ordered online. This deal gives Amazon a major foothold in that space. Lower Whole Foods prices would exacerbate a trend that already has the industry nervous: the growing gap between the cost of eating at home and going out. Read More »

Rasmussen Tracking Poll: Donald Trump Reaches 50 Percent Approval

A smaller amount - 28 percent - said they believed the shooting was a random act of violence committed by an unstable person, while 17 percent said they weren't sure. Trump also faced large disapproval numbers when it came to his handling of specific policy areas. Sixty-six percent of Americans said they disapprove of Trump's handling of healthcare. Read More »

Australian police kill hostage-taker, possible terror link probed

A woman called triple-O a short time later to say there was a hostage situation and a deceased man, police say. "We're treating this as a terrorism incident", Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton said, but added that investigations were still ongoing into whether it was planned or random. Read More »

May not a 'dead woman walking': Britain's Brexit minister

Davis said however the Conservatives would not adopt the views of its intended partner on matters such as abortion and gay marriage. European Union leaders gave chief negotiator Michel Barnier no authority to so much as talk about trade until he clinches outline deals on Brussels' priority issues, including on what London owes them. Read More »

Cabinet Praises Trump at First Formal Meeting

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The president makes a very brief statement. Trump tried something a little different. "Never has there been a president ... who has passed more legislation, done more things", Trump declared, even though he hasn't passed any major legislation through a Congress , which is controlled by his party. Read More »

Deputy AG warns 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

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In Russia, meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin repeated a denial that Moscow interfered in the USA election - and made mocking remarks about former FBI Director James Comey during a nationally televised call-in show. In the letter announcing his former FBI director's termination last month, President Donald Trump went out of his way to thank James Comey for telling him "on three separate occasions" that he was not under investigation. Read More »

Hometown pleased that student has returned from North Korea

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Joseph Yun, the US special envoy on North Korea , met with North Korean officials in Oslo, Norway, in May and reached an agreement for Swedish diplomats to visit Warmbier. "In no uncertain terms North Korea must explain the causes of his coma", he said. He has previously described his visits - including one in 2013 with the Harlem Globetrotters - as "basketball diplomacy" but has been roundly criticised for failing to raise human rights issues. Read More »

Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russia probe

Trump fired Comey on May 9, citing recommendations made to him by Rosenstein . Attorney Steve Ryan says Friday that Michael Cohen plans on cooperating "in all governmental inquiries". I think the president should get on the work that is so important that he do and at this point let this investigation run its course. His involvement in the firing has lead to speculation Rosenstein may need to act as a witness for Mueller's investigation. Read More »

Trump Worked 'very Hard' To Get Student Released

Pinkston said the trip was likely part of an effort by the North's foreign ministry to ease tensions with Washington . The United States confirmed Wednesday it sent earlier this week a senior diplomat to North Korea to secure the release of an American student , who is said to be in a coma after being detained for more than a year. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein: 'Be skeptical' of anonymous sources

Trump said on Twitter , appearing to refer to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Trump also seemed to confirm reports in the Washington Post and other publications that Mueller's investigation has expanded to include allegations that he attempted to obstruct the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the election and his campaign associates' possible collusion with Russians. Read More »

United Kingdom royals hold London fire minute of silence

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Of the 17 victims found by emergency services so far, six were outside the tower, while it has not yet been deemed safe enough to recover the 11 bodies found inside. Many residents were trapped, forcing some on higher floors to jump to their deaths rather than face the flames or throw their children to bystanders below. Read More »

Death toll in London fire passes 30, could reach 100

Of the 17 victims found by emergency services so far, six were outside the tower, while it has not yet been deemed safe enough to recover the 11 bodies found inside. Going by the orders of the PM, the London Police has launched a criminal investigation, reported BBC. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centres. Read More »

London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead

There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including Prime Minister Theresa May , when they visited the stricken area. The group previous year completed a 10 million pound ($12.8 million) renovation that included new outside insulating panels, double-paned windows and a communal heating system. Read More »

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

Scotland Yard has launched a criminal inquiry into the fire as it has emerged that the type of cladding panels used on the building have been widely prohibited on tall structures in the US since 2012 because of its flammability. Questions are growing about how the flames spread so quickly, engulfing the tower's 120 apartments in what fire chiefs said was an unprecedented blaze. Read More »

Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks: Hammond

Davis and Barnier , the EU's chief negotiator, will start formal talks in Brussels , according to a statement by Davis's office. Significant progress in talks on the budget and citizens' rights issue, as well as on issues around the new EU-UK land border in Ireland , would allow EU leaders to give Barnier a mandate by December to discuss a future, close relationship and, potentially, years of transition after 2019 to smooth its way. Read More »

India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy Final: 'PAK has nothing to lose'

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Tournament favorites India cruised to the final Thursday, beating Bangladesh by 9 wickets in Birmingham, England, while Pakistan secured their spot a day earlier, winning by 8 wickets over hosts England. He is fine. Yeah, definitely you would go with Amir, but we dont mind if Amir cant play. "They are ranked higher than us - so everyone is talking about India, India". Read More »

Congressman Scalise undergoing a third surgery

Joe Barton of Texas, to put in Scalise's office on behalf of the Democrats. "The congressman's status remains critical". The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. Read More »