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President Trump Sends Prayers for Missing Sailors Near Japan

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The incident at about 2.30am local time (1.30am in Singapore) left at least three sailors injured, including the USA ship's captain, Commander Bryce Benson, who suffered a head injury and was evacuated by helicopter. The ship, which had experienced some flooding after the collision, was tugged back to Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo . Trump tweeted Saturday morning Washington time: "Thoughts and prayers with the sailors of USS Fitzgerald and their families". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to win hearts of Scottish left-wing voters

In contrast, at the other end of the socio-economic scale - "DE" voters, which means they were semi-skilled or unskilled manual workers or not in work - just 21 percent voted Conservative, while 59 percent voted for Labour. After the botched manifesto launch, voters just stopped talking about her. "In a first-past-the-post system like ours it is often not the number of votes cast for each party that is critical, but the gap between the two main parties", he said. Read More »

PM criticised for not meeting Grenfell Tower residents

Some people then left the building though others remained inside. Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall after the fatal fire. The Prime Minister left the London church by a side door and was surrounded by police as she was bundled into a vehicle with crowds shouting "coward" and "shame on you" . Read More »

Search continues for US sailors after ship crash off Japan

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The two ships collided around 1:30 a.m. local time Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, about 56 nautical miles southwest from the port of Yokosuka and 12 miles off the Izu Peninsula, the Japanese coast guard said. Navy and plans to question the crew members of the ACX Crystal . The Fitzgerald is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer with a crew of approximately 330 sailors. Read More »

US Navy says search continues for 7 sailors

The Navy said that the collision occurred 56 nautical miles (103 kilometers) southwest of Yokosuka, home to the 7th Fleet. Five Japanese Maritime Self Defense force ships were leading the search for the missing USA sailors at the site of the collision, joined by another United States warship, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey, the 7th Fleet said. Read More »

LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers weren't overmatched in NBA Finals

The decision to skip meeting with President Trump was "unanimous" among the teams players and coaches, according to several sources . The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. Read More »

Scalise undergoes more surgery after Virginia shooting

Scalise was shot in the hip while practicing for the Congressional baseball game on Wednesday morning. Speaking from the White House, President Trump called the Louisiana congressman a "greater fighter" but indicated the situation remains very serious. Read More »

Irish parliament elects new prime minister

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Enda Kenny , the outgoing prime minister, nominated Varadkar to succeed him at the start of the Dáil proceedings. Mr Kenny is also the only Fine Gael leader to be re-elected taoiseach . He went to Aras a Uachtarain (official residence of the Irish president) to receive his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins. Kenny said of his successor, "I am confident he will carry out the role with energy, integrity and skill". Read More »

Palestinian attackers killed after stabbing Israeli officer

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Israeli security services say the group has small pockets of support in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem , but the majority of Palestinians support rival Palestinian factions Fatah or Hamas . The area around Damascus Gate was sealed off by Israeli security forces in the hours after the attack, with a few youths throwing fireworks at police. Read More »

UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

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Guterres made no mention of their own choices in the matter, the numerous rejections of peace proposals rejected by the Palestinian Authority leadership and the refusal by those living in camps who chose not to move out and make a better life for themselves elsewhere, including in the PA. Read More »

Banning Flippers? North Korea lashes out at trade sanctions

The US has accused a Chinese-based company of laundering money from a sanctioned North Korean bank through American financial institutions, Reuters reported Friday. The sum was transacted in 2015 by Mingzheng, based in the Chinese city of Shenyang, via wire transfers, using their Chinese bank accounts, the statement said. Read More »

Teacher's photo showing LGBT pride next to Trump goes viral

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Nikos Giannopoulos visited the Oval Office in April after being named Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year. In an interview with The Hill , Giannopoulos said, " It was a great honor to be received in the Oval Office, and it really meant a lot to me that I was able to express myself authentically and represent for my community ". Read More »

Corbyn's soaring popularity shows the risks facing the DUP

The election results showed Labour making strong advances in votes and seat gains , enough to deprive the Conservatives of their previous majority and thus forcing them to seek support to remain in government . The party of Welsh prime minister Lloyd George has no MP in Wales for the first time since the '50s - the 1850s. "We achieved what we did last Thursday because we were a united party during the campaign and we need to maintain that unity and collective discipline in ... Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

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Over the weekend, the ACLU quoted another tweet Trump wrote in reaction to the London attack in which he said "we need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" Even George Conway , who was seriously considered for a top Justice Department post and could have been representing Trump in the travel ban case, on Monday gave the President some pro-bono advice. Read More »

Daredevil hangs by her teeth from helicopter over Niagara Falls

Erendira also hopes to break her husband's record of hanging by his teeth at 200 feet. The 36-year-old mother-of-three was tethered to a hoop suspended from a helicopter 300ft above the water. In the helicopter cockpit with pilot Paul Barth was Wallenda's husband, wire walker Nik Wallenda . Wallenda comes from a family of stunt artists and world record chasers. Read More »

Search continues for 7 missing United States sailors after collision near Japan

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According to the coast guard here, the collision occurred about 100 km southwest of Yokosuka, south of Tokyo , and was first reported by the Philippine container vessel at around 2:25 a.m. A Navy official said the point of impact was where crucial communications equipment was located, knocking out ship-to-shore and other forms of communication on the ship and forcing the crew to revert to the use of satellite phones. Read More »

Pres. Trump acknowledges he's under investigation

At a ceremony last month to welcome Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rosenstein joked awkwardly about being at the center of criticism since taking office, according to people who were in the room. Read More »

Maker of panels at London Tower cautioned on high-rise fire risk

The group of residents and community leaders outside Number 10 on Saturday following a meeting with the PM. By Thursday night the fire in the 24-storey building was totally extinguished. Emergency services are searching the building for a third day . "It will look at the building itself". National media in London reported extensively Friday that it would have cost just 5,000 pounds (6,400 USA dollars) extra for a cladding material with better fire protection qualities. Read More »

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller investigation

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Coulter suggested that because Comey had testified that Trump hadn't been personally under investigation while he was FBI director, the goal of Mueller's commission "is now over". Suffice to say that Trump would be nuts to think that these flimsy objections would provide him with cover if he made the disastrous decision to dismiss Mueller and abort the investigation. Read More »

Israeli official rejects United States claim that PA stopped funding terror

Reacting to Tillerson's remarks, American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris said, "Creating monetary incentives for terrorists is a key factor impeding the peace process and nurturing a Palestinian culture of violence and hatred". "We follow this closely", Lieberman told Israel's public radio on Wednesday. "As of this moment I have seen no cessation and no intention to stop paying the terrorists' families". Read More »

Death toll in London tower fire hits 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to quell growing anger over the deadly high-rise London fire by announcing Saturday a financial aid package to help victims with housing, food and clothing. It will be undertaken by a number of specialist detectives using expertise and specialism from other organizations where required. Commander Cundy said: " The time it is going to take us to undertake the search and recovery operation is going to be significant". Read More »

Trump Changes Stance On Qatar

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On May 27, Qatar's ruling emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, called Iranian President Hasan Rouhani to congratulate him on his re-election. Like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a regional group of erstwhile allies that coordinate security policies against Iran and other common threats. Read More »

Friend says Trump considering firing Mueller

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Supporters of President Donald Trump floated the idea Monday that Trump should fire Mueller, and Chris Ruddy , a Trump confidant, told reporters after leaving the White House yesterday that Trump was considering doing just that . "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair". In the PBS interview , Ruddy said Trump had considered replacing Comey with Mueller, who served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director during the George W. Read More »

May firms up right-wing deal as Brexit talks loom

In a punchy intervention created to hike the pressure on Downing Street, he is also asking how last week's election result will affect the position on issues like Single Market membership, after days of speculation of a softer approach to Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May . Read More »