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A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation

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President Trump's road to easing sanctions targeting Russian Federation just became immensely more hard. For investors in Russia's energy and metals sectors, the U.S. The lower House of Representatives must still approve the bill before it would reach Trump's desk. The interview was filmed directly after Putin's annual televised phone-in show on Thursday, at which he slammed fresh sanctions as coming "out of nowhere" and motivated by fear of Russian Federation as a "serious ... Read More »

Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: 'Round 2 is coming'

Cosby's trial started June 5 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. The trial centered around Andrea Constand , the former director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team, who claimed she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in January 2004 at his home near Philadelphia. Read More »

Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; mistrial declared

Each juror answered yes. He said they should consider "any future chilling effect" the disclosure might have on the retrial. After 52 hours of deliberations, O'Neill continued, it is "probably one of the more courageous acts, selfless acts that I've seen in justice". Read More »

Dear Evan Hansen wins big at Tonys

The melody came from the night's big victor " Dear Evan Hansen ", the musical about adolescent angst, the aftermath of suicide and power of social media captured the imagination of Tony voters. Watching Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul rush to the stage in a moment of pure elation felt like a win for theatre kids everywhere. Read More »

Popular mall in Colombia evacuated after explosion

Centro Comercial Andino is home to a number of high-end stores including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Louis Vuitton. Authorities have yet to confirm the reports of casualties. "This cowardly terrorist attack at the Centro Andino mall is deeply distressing", Mayor Enrique Penalosa said, without giving details on the blast or who may have been behind it. Read More »

Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial after jury deadlocks

Cosby's absence on the stand may not have been satisfying to his many fans, the actors and celebrities who support him, or the 50 plus women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault and who saw this prosecution as a proxy for their claims, but this is the reality of our system. Read More »

Navy sailors remain missing; flooding on USS Fitzgerald stabilized

Initial fears that the guided missile destroyer was at risk of sinking receded after USA navy officials said flooding in three damaged sections of the vessel had been stabilized. An Alabama woman, Rita Schrimsher of Athens, said on Twitter that her grandson was on the ship and is safe. They were later joined by Japan's Self-Defense Forces. Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London residential building fire

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After meeting with Grenfell survivors on Friday, Ms May announced a 5 million pound (AUS$8 million) fund to help them and expressed sorrow for their plight. The fire broke out less than a week after a election in which May lost her parliamentary majority. "What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them", she added. Read More »

Hamas and IS both say they killed Israeli policewoman

Following the combined terror attack in Jerusalem in which Border Police officer Staff Sgt. "At this stage no indication has been found it was directed by terrorist organizations nor has any connection to any organization been found", Simri said. Read More »

Grenfell Tower families lacked good enough support after fire, says Theresa May

The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims. Jim Fitzpatrick, an MP with the main opposition Labour Party, slammed the Conservative-led government for shuffling its feet on the review. Grenfell Tower is a public housing project owned by the local government council and managed by a nonprofit known as the Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organization. Read More »

Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer

Israeli authorities also revoked the permits of family members of the three Palestinians who committed the attack, including long term work permits. Palestinian militant factions on Saturday dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem, saying the assailants came from their ranks. Read More »

Newt Gingrich, Conservative Pundits Turn On Special Counsel Mueller

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The investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government has now turned to investigating Trump himself for obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday . Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary. Read More »

Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

Witnesses said the attack was launched after the Iftar dinner for customers who are fasting for Ramadan. Somali security forces put an end to the hostage situation after a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into the Posh Hotel, after Ramadan fasting was over and the streets were crowded. Read More »

Trump Allies Try to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller After Initial Praise

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That decision would fall to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who said on Tuesday in a Senate budget hearing that he would only fire Mr Mueller for good cause and has seen no evidence of that. That would have to be done by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein , given that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from DOJ's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Theresa May will meet with Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams today

Theresa May insisted the Government was "absolutely steadfast" in its commitment to the Northern Irish peace process as she faced questions on whether a DUP-Tory alliance would put fragile agreements at risk. Mrs O'Neill said she would discuss her concerns with new Irish PM Leo Varadkar the following day. "It's going to be hard". While some members of her party have said she will have to go eventually, May is expected to stay on as prime minister at least for now. Read More »

Donald Trump Continues Twitter War on Russia Probe, 'Fake News' Media

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President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to suggest a path toward getting rid of special counsel Robert Mueller - by first ousting the man who put Mueller there, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . The White House had confirmed that Mr Mueller was among the candidates Mr Trump interviewed to replace Mr Comey . "I can go around them", he tweeted. Read More »

Investigation Continues Into Congressional Baseball Practice Gunman

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The person familiar with the discovery did not disclose the names but said that those listed had been briefed. Investigators have not determined the objective of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. On Google's review page for JHT Inspections, one recent reviewer claimed that she had hired Hodgkinson to inspect her home and gotten a bad feeling about him during the transaction. Read More »

London fire death toll rises as 58 are missing, presumed dead

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Cundy said the search was paused over safety concerns Friday, but has since resumed. London Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the toll of 58 represented those who were missing and presumed dead from a fire which ripped through the 24-storey social housing block as residents slept in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Read More »

US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries and will need more. Like other Republican lawmakers who were on that field in Alexandria, Virginia, Scalise was preparing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game that - despite the horrific shooting - continued as scheduled on Thursday evening. Read More »

Dozens of victims feared to be still inside Grenfell Tower

In a statement issued after the visit, Mrs May said: "Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough". "His family is being supported by liaison officers from the Metropolitan Police", Cundy said. Railway tracks run in front of the charred remains of the Grenfell Tower block in Kensington, west London , on June 17, following the June 14 fire at the residential building. Read More »