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Trump expresses condolences for late German chancellor

In Brussels, European flags were lowered to half-mast in tribute. In the statement released Friday, Bush stated that through their work together, " Helmut was a rock - both steady and strong". Verdun was the bloodiest battlefield in World War I. Kohl, Germany's ex-chancellor and architect of reunification in 1990, died yesterday aged 87. Under heavy pressure in 1989 he negotiated with the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union and secured a peaceful and stable Germany ... Read More »

I'm leaving Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo tells national teammates

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes that SAF's relationship with the attacker could make all the difference, and that it would supersede any tensions that Ronaldo had with Jose Mourinho. "The club has been very important in his career". He has also won two LaLiga titles with the club he joined from Manchester United for £80m in 2009. Read More »

Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

Trump , who hired his own lawyer last month to represent him regarding probes by the special counsel and congressional committees, kept up his criticism of the investigations in a series of tweets on Friday. While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the Post reported, the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey. Read More »

DUP deal with May not likely before next week

However, putting the pro-British unionist DUP in a position of influence in London could also undermine the British government's ability, enshrined in a 1998 peace agreement, to function as an impartial broker between Northern Ireland's unionists and its Catholic Irish nationalists. Read More »

US Congressmen play game after baseball shooting

Hodgkinson died after being shot by police. President Donald Trump visited Scalise at the hospital Wednesday night and later said in a speech, "He's a great fighter and he's going to be OK, we hope". When the Representative entered MedStar Washington Hospital after a mass shooting at a Congressional baseball practice, his surgeon said, he was "as critical as he could be". Read More »

Shooter went to GOP practice with list of names


Jack Sava , director of trauma at Washington MedStar Hospital Center, briefing reporters. Mr Scalise remains in a critical condition after undergoing several operations, though word came from the hospital during the game that he had improved. Read More »

Trump says he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

The chief executive has the constitutional. "The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said. Significantly, Preet Bharara, the India-born former top United States federal prosecutor, earlier this week had said that there was enough evidence to begin an obstruction of justice case against Trump over his alleged interference in the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

31 killed in Somalia attack


Survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from the Pizza House restaurant building. The attack started Wednesday evening with an explosion from a auto bomb that detonated outside two restaurants, Pizza House and Posh Treats, causing massive damage. Read More »

Four tie for lead

No matter who wins the 117th U.S. Open on Sunday, one of the tournament's enduring mysteries will be the curious effect Erin Hills Golf Course has had on golf's biggest names. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. The hole has also produced the fewest birdies of any out there: only 16 through two rounds. Matsuyama, at number four the highest ranked player still in the field, starts at five-under along with young South Korean Kim Si-woo, amateur Cameron Champ , PGA Tour rookie ... Read More »

Blasts near funeral in Afghan capital, at least 12 dead


The chief executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, was at the funeral. Kabul city was on lockdown Saturday with armed checkpoints and armored vehicles patrolling the streets to prevent a repeat of Friday's protests. Bullets were also fired over the heads of the crowd, with stones also being thrown at security forces. Police admitted on Friday that two protesters had been killed and 25 police injured but would not comment on the number of fatalities when asked to clarify the death ... Read More »

Trump uses social media to question investigation of his campaign

Mueller is also looking at a second line of inquiry: whether, if any potential offenses were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them, the source said . The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. The order by the general counsel for his transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's ... Read More »

Utah GOP faithful backs ex-legislator for Chaffetz's seat


Keith Kuder speaks during a 2017 special convention Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Herrod, a home loan officer in Provo, served in Utah's Legislature for five years beginning in 2007, unsuccessfully challenged Utah Sen. "We need to get over the talks of collusion and actually get to the issues at hand", Herrod said, which was met with applause. Herrod, echoing comments he made in a debate the evening before, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "a chess player" who has ... Read More »

Play ball! Watch the Congressional Baseball Game live stream here

Republicans and Democrats took the field for their annual charity baseball game at Nationals Park Thursday, continuing a treasured tradition of setting aside political divisions for a few hours of spirited competition a day after a shooting rampage left a wounded colleague fighting for survival. Read More »

Prosecutors vow to retry Bill Cosby after mistrial

But the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania, said it would retry the case, Efe news reported. "Mr. Cosby's power is back - it's back". The jury tells the judge that it "cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts". The defence only brought forward one witness, a detective who had already testified for the prosecution. Read More »

58 confirmed or presumed dead after London blaze

Theresa May was so moved by the stories of Grenfell victims during her meetings with them this weekend that she was "welling up", according to a reverend who was there. The group's blog post argued that only "a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord. and bring an end to the risky living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders". Read More »

Judge Declares Mistrial On Cosby's Sexual Assault Case

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017. She said she hopes the case is a wakeup call for women in assault cases, saying they need to get to a hospital immediately to "get that DNA saved". Read More »

Newt Gingrich on Russia Probe: 'This Whole Thing Stinks'

Last month, Gingrich praised Mueller's appointment, noting that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had an "impeccable" reputation for "honesty and integrity". "So what? Who cares what he says?" Those same Trump supporters also took issue with Comey's relationship with Mueller, which they say is too close. Read More »

Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from IS - military statement

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command added that the operation had been backed by fighters from local clans, border police and US-led coalition aircraft. The agreement covers four zones in Syria where the rebels are fighting pro-government forces. The announcement comes days after the contested city witnessed some of the worst fighting in months amid fears by opposition activists that the government will try to take Daraa, where the country's civil war began in 2011. Read More »