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Sinn Féin say they will not take up Westminster seats

The Prime Minister held talks with Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP on Tuesday, with a view to a " confidence and supply " agreement, in which the smaller party would support the Conservatives on budgetary and confidence votes. "It's not certain, it's under stress, it's fragile ", Major said. May's pursuit of the DUP has raised concerns in the Conservative Party. "The DUP are opposed to rights that are enjoyed across Britain and in the rest of Ireland, especially in respect of LGBT ... Read More »

Trump appears to criticize Rosenstein in tweet

Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a " witch hunt ". However, the subject matter of the underlying investigation may extend to financial crimes, putting Trump's and his associates' global business dealings under the microscope. Read More »

Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls

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The previous record of 250 feet was held by her husband, which he set six years ago, dangling over a Missouri theme park. "There are no words". "You can't do what we do and be freaked out", she said. "There's something nearly magical that draws you to it". "It's kind of risky, but it's attractive in the same way, which I kind of think that that's what we do". Read More »

Trump transition, campaign told to keep Russia-related documents

In a tweet , the President also accused the U.S deputy attorney general of pursuing a "witch hunt". "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Mr. Sen. Dianne Feinstein , the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein. Read More »

Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

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But it's interesting, Judy, the Senate attached these Russian Federation sanctions to an Iran sanctions bill that the president wants to sign. slapped Tehran with a new round of restrictive measures related to its missile program following Iran's missile and radar tests earlier the same month. Read More »

Trump pal says president is 'considering' firing Robert Mueller

The sound of sharpening knives echoed everwhere Monday. President Donald Trump may fire Robert Mueller , the former FBI director who is now in charge of the Trump-Russia investigation. probe of Russian interference in the presidential election, which U.S. intelligence officials said was done to tilt the outcome in Trump's favor. Katyal put that nightmare scenario in starker terms when he explained to Maddow how the law is supposed to work: "The president does effectively have the power ... Read More »

Northwestern backs initiative on climate change

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Total pledges add up to $10 billion, including an unmet U.S. promise of $3 billion by U.S. President Barack Obama. How many times have we all heard that "the environment and economy go hand in hand?" The White House says the Paris accord would "effectively decapitate" the American coal industry. Read More »

Ingraham Slams Reports That Trump Might Fire Mueller

Under Justice Department rules, Trump would seemingly have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mueller. A spokesman for Mr Mueller declined to comment. "I think that he should be more cognizant of making sure that the people who come to work with him are non-partisan, for his own credibility", Bennett said of Mueller. Read More »

Investigation Is "Witch Hunt"

Complicating matters further, ABC News reported on Friday that Rosenstein was considering recusing himself from involvement in Mueller's investigation , handing responsibility for resources, personnel and possible prosecutions to associate attorney general Rachel Brand . Read More »

Friend Claims Trump 'Considering' Firing Mueller, Schiff Says 'Don't Waste Our Time'

As billowing rumors that Donald Trump was considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller engulfed Washington , temporarily overshadowing Tuesday's testimony at separate congressional hearings from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions , the president stood before a gaggle of reporters at the White House and refused to confirm his support for Mueller, fueling the spiraling speculation with a calculated objective. Read More »

London police: 58 people missing, presumed dead in Grenfell Tower fire

Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry , Reuters news agency reported . But he asked the Labour politician: "How many children died?" The crowds chanted "May must go" as they converged outside the security gates at the entrance of Downing Street. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II leads minute of silence for fire victims

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He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "She's distraught by what happened as we all are". The PM had earlier visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to meet staff and patients who were caught up in the fire. The interviewer, Emily Maitlis , suggested that there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and that the government accepted responsibility, but May said: "Something awful has happened". Read More »

Amal and George Clooney have twins

It comes after George , 56, hinted last week that Amal , 39, was due to give birth very soon when he pulled out of attending the ceremony for the Aurora Prize in Armenia. In a statement, the couple's publicist said: "This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives". Ellen DeGeneres wrote,"Welcome to the world, Ella and Alexander Clooney". Read More »

Trump lashes out at Russia investigators

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures, including Attorney-General Jeff Sessions , Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein and possibly Mr Trump himself , said the source familiar with Mr Mueller's investigation . Read More »

Rosenstein privately mulls recusal from Russian Federation probe

Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, as well as whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation. "So, it is not hard for me", he said, arguing that while a new president and attorney general will have new priorities, the way the department peruses and prosecutes cases doesn't change. Read More »

First India-Afghanistan air freight corridor to start soon: MEA

The India- Afghanistan air corridor project was initiated by President Ashraf Ghani in 2016. The India- Afghanistan air corridor project which was initiated by H.E President Ghani previous year, entered operationalization stage today with the signing of an MoU between the CEOs of Ariana Airlines and Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) in presence of Ajmal Ahmady, senior economic advisor to the President of Afghanistan and officials and representatives from ACCI, MAIL MoCI ... Read More »

Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the policy before Trump announces it, despite the president's regular criticism of the use of anonymous sources. Trump is right to recalibrate this policy without jettisoning it wholesale. Laying out his new Cuba policy, Trump signed a presidential directive rolling back parts of Obama's historic opening to the Communist-ruled country after a 2014 diplomatic breakthrough between the two former Cold War foes. Read More »

Fire services in North Yorkshire support relief effort for Grenfell Tower fire

A larger crowd of people remained outside. Mr Cundy said the victims included one person who had died in hospital. Residents said they were told to stay in their flats and some said they could not hear the alarms. Meanwhile, fury has grown in the local community at what people say is a slow response from authorities and a failure to inform families and friends about the fate of loved ones. Read More »

Trump financial disclosures show Mar-a-Lago business boom

This figure was United States dollars 7.4 million higher than on his previous financial disclosure filing in May 2016. They're affiliated with Trump-branded developments in Canada and India. The filings reflect the president's investments, assets, income, liabilities and other holdings from January 2016 to April 2017. Trump reported over $80,000 in pension from the Screen Actor's Guild. Read More »

General election: Northern Ireland parties to meet May

The Prime Minister's comments came after predecessor Sir John Major warned that an alliance with the DUP at Westminster risked undermining the impartiality of the UK Government as attempts were made to restore the powersharing administration in Stormont. Read More »

London High-Rise Fire: UK opens criminal probe, death toll 30

Cundy said identifying victims will be very challenging and police will use global disaster victim protocols which include dental records, fingerprints and DNA. "That's why I'll be visiting later today to see if there is anything more that we can do - we've already released emergency funds - I want to make sure we do everything we possibly can". Read More »

Donald Trump: Ex-attorney general's action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

The wrong attorney general is testifying before Congress today. Lynch may have opened herself up to potential criminal investigation . "Look, I heard what Jim Comey said", Schumer said. "Obviously the Justice Department picked up on that". According to Circa's sources who were "directly briefed on the matter", Comey had a "frosty exchange" with Lynch when he confronted her about the evidence. Read More »

Trump Administration Rips Leaks Surrounding Mueller Probe

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However, the Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Friday Rosenstein sees no reason at this point to recuse himself, however, adding, "As the deputy attorney general has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will". Read More »

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

As talks go on, the European Union unveiled plans to give itself new powers over London's banking business after Brexit , in what could be a blow to the city's supremacy as a global financial hub. The DUP has said it wanted "constitutional stability for Northern Ireland", widely seen as a way to block an attempt by nationalists to hold a referendum on leaving the United Kingdom. Read More »