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Speaker Ryan visits wounded lawmaker at hospital

Wounded Capitol Police officer David Bailey limped onto the pitcher's mound in crutches to throw the first pitch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). "Whether it is on the baseball field, the House floor or in life, he is always encouraging, motivation and supporting his members and teammates", Marshall said. Read More »

Protesters filled streets, blocked I-94, angry over Yanez not guilty verdict

The aftermath of the shooting caused a national furor when it was live-streamed on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend, who was a passenger in the auto. "God help America", said Reynolds . "We're not evolving as a civilization, we're devolving". Yanez was also cleared of lesser counts related to endangering Reynolds and her daughter for firing his gun into the vehicle near them. Read More »

Virginia Shooting Forces Lawmakers to Rethink Their Security

Steve Scalise's condition is worse than was initially expected after the Congressman was shot in the hip as he and a group of politicians practiced for a charity baseball game in Virginia on Wednesday. "You may disagree about your goals but we're better than that". "We are going to public events..." Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., left and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, managers of the congressional baseball teams, shake hands during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, June ... Read More »

May 'distraught as we all are' about Grenfell fire

At least 30 people have been confirmed killed and dozens more are feared dead in the London tower block fire, police said on Friday, as firefighters continued searching for bodies amid outrage over the use of cladding blamed for spreading the flames. Read More »

Paul Ryan says everyone should just let Robert Mueller do his job

Attorney General Jeff Sessions "should fire Mueller". House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Donald Trump should let special counsel Robert Mueller continue with the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Still, Gingrich said any special counsel with an agenda can "all of the sudden find something procedural and technical to latch onto". The president was pleased by the ambiguity of his position on Mr. Read More »

Irish, British PMs to meet to talk Brexit, Northern Ireland crisis

The Daily Telegraph, quoting senior government sources, said Hammond wanted to pursue a deal under which Britain would become an associate member of the EU's customs union but would also have the freedom to negotiate separate trade agreements with other countries for its huge services industries. Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London fire : London police


Search and rescue teams from London Fire Brigade reached the second from top floor inside the Tower on Saturday. Cundy said the police investigation into the blaze would look at the building and its refurbishment in 2016 and vowed to prosecute people "if there is evidence". Read More »

Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russian Federation probe

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. The fate of Rosenstein is also the subject of intense speculation. "It would be disastrous for him", McCain said. The first is into whether anyone on Mr Trump's campaign or associated with it, with him or with any of his businesses, may have had any illegal ... Read More »

May faces pressure to soften stance on Brexit strategy

The Tories and the DUP are considering a " confidence and supply " arrangement which would see the Northern Irish party back the Government to get its Budget through and on confidence motions. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, warned the United Kingdom risks a "brutal exit " if discussions aren't concluded within two years. Read More »

UK PM May Closer to Sealing Majority, but Battle Over Brexit Continues

The DUP's main demands centre around securing more funding for the province, a source close to the party told Reuters on Saturday and Adams said he would welcome such funds. The Belgian MEP tweeted: 'We need to start the negotiations. On a visit to Paris on Tuesday evening where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron, May described the talks with the DUP as "productive". Read More »

Trump Friend Chris Ruddy Slams Spicer Over Mueller Flap

The White House, however, said Trump and Ruddy have never discussed the issue. Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Donald Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

But we also know that we're playing with a team that hasn't played much together. Australia will try to beat us. German team manager Oliver Bierhoff said that "were more interested in seeing their young squad play freely". Over the past five years, there have been numerous incidents of racism during matches in Russian Federation. The athletics doping scandals as discovered by Wada, Maria Sharapova's positive test, the prevalence of Far Right racist groups/organisations who have clearly ... Read More »

Al-Jazeera Twitter account 'suspended'

A day after announcing that Tillerson would lead the US delegation to the OAS General Assembly in Cancun, the State Department said Friday that Tillerson's deputy, John Sullivan, will go in his place. The @ ajarabic account later resumed, with a message saying: "We bring the attention of our followers to the fact that our main al jazeera account @ajarabic is now working again". Read More »

Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving - doctor

After the shooting, Republicans at the practice returned to the US Capitol clad in practice uniforms and described a chaotic scene dodging a hail of bullets. "So if people don't feel safe coming to see us, we're robbed of that opportunity". "I visited Steve and his family at the hospital last night, and I reassured them that the entire country is pulling for them, praying for them, and that we are here for them every single step of the way". Read More »

Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'

The suggestion that the scope of Mueller's investigation may extend beyond the Trump campaign's activity to the recent firing of the FBI Director would indicate that the special counsel could be looking into a possible cover-up. Gingrich and Ruddy said it would be a "mistake" for Trump to remove Mueller, although both said they see the probe as unnecessary. He said the president could ask his attorney general or, because Jeff Sessions has recused himself , ask his deputy attorney general, a ... Read More »

Friend says Trump is considering firing special counsel

In any case, pushing for Mueller's firing would be a drastic move, given the uproar that followed Trump's firing of then-FBI director James Comey last month. Mueller was appointed on May 17 by the Justice Department as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 United States elections and related matters. Read More »

London fire victims honoured by UK royals

May has been criticized from within her own Conservative Party over her response and she pledged on Thursday to hold a public inquiry into the fire at the social housing block which was home to about 600 people. At least 17 people died in fire. Community organizer Pilgrim Tucker, who had worked closely with residents of Grenfell Tower during the refurbishment period, saw the blaze as the tragic outcome of long-term neglect of an entire section of the community. Read More »

DUP pact is playing fast and loose with peace, Adams warns

The Government has warned that direct rule from London could be reimposed if the local parties fail to reach an agreement before the June 29 deadline. Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, sought assurances that LGBT rights would be protected after any deal with the DUP, which opposes same-sex marriage. Read More »

Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russia probe

Donald Trump has blasted the " phony story" that he is being investigated for obstruction of justice, saying it is "the single greatest witch hunt in American political history". "I can go around them", he tweeted . Trump picked up that theme again Friday morning, tweeting: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof". Read More »

Russia, United Arab Emirates discuss Qatar crisis


Unnamed official says kingdom "cannot allow Turkey to build military bases on its territories", SPA news agency reports . The statement , quoting an unnamed official, said Saudi Arabia "does not need such thing", adding that its armed forces and military capabilities were "at the best standards". Read More »