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Trump lashes out at 'phony story'

Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the prospect of that review, again taking to Twitter to denounce the probe as a " witch hunt ", and complaining that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of a Russia-related investigation, not him. It's a shift in the FBI investigation, which previously focused on Russian hacking during the election, possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and possible financial crimes by Trump associates. Read More »

London fire: 58 missing people presumed dead after Grenfell Tower disaster

With street protests and a public outcry growing Prime Minister Theresa May met survivors for two and a half hours in Downing Street, and she admitted the authorities' response had been inadequate. London has a chronic housing shortage even in the best of times, and those left homeless by the fire - already angry over what they see as government inequity and incompetence - fear being forced out of the British capital. Read More »

Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel in Russian probe

Under current Justice Department regulations, such a firing would have to be done by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein , not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. - James Quarles contributed $32,800 to Democrats and $2,700 to Republicans from 1998 to 2016. "And the next day he's now maybe using some of that information in his investigation". Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: Met Police confirm 30 dead and 12 remain critical

The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families. A team of senior detectives is investigating. "The core material in the cladding is called polyethylene, effectively a plastic". "I find it staggering they spent £8.6 million on Grenfell Tower and how they were debating the colour of the outside". Read More »

Top Tories plot revolt, party tells May her days are numbered

A further problem can be found in the way this election has reshaped the political map of England, with constituencies in the north that backed Brexit previous year leaning to the Conservatives, while those in the south that backed Remain saw a swing to Labour and the loss of Tory seats. Read More »

Death toll from London inferno rises to 58

Two young boys look at posters of missing people stuck to a wall, the victims of the June 14 Grenfell Tower block fire, in Kensington, west London , on June 17, 2017 . He said the number, based on reports from the public, could rise. "Afterwards, she will meet a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders in Number 10". Read More »

UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit

But Mrs May was forced to postpone the official opening of parliament for two days - until 21 Wednesday - as she hammers out a formal deal with the DUP to prop up her minority government after falling nine seats short of the winning line in the 9 June snap election. Read More »

Open season on Robert Mueller

Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch , who ordered her subordinate-former FBI director James Comey-to refer to Hillary's criminal investigation as a "matter" and not as an "investigation". "What I think the American people want to know is that their government is working". The Senate Judiciary Committee is also trying to assert its place in the Russian Federation investigative. Read More »

Scalise condition upgraded to serious

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Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington . Read More »

Armed robbers go on the run after killing two guards

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Two Georgia inmates are armed and on the run after one of them shot and killed two Georgia State Correctional Officers, officials said. The truck has damage to the right rear quarter panel, a trailer hitch that "in some manner has been cut with a torch", and tool boxes on each side, Sills said. Read More »

Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

Preet Bharara, the former US attorney in Manhattan, responded to Rosenstein's statement by tweeting: "Where is Rod Rosenstein's overdue statement responding to the President's repeated attacks on his appointment of Robert Mueller? ". This, too, could be a sign of the president acting inappropriately. Trump initially used that memo along with a recommendation from Sessions to justify firing Comey. Read More »

Adams slams DUP for 'failing to show up' at vital Stormont talks

Falling eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority, May's Conservative party is now in talks with the DUP - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance. On Tuesday afternoon, Foster indicated that a deal to support the Conservative minority government was close to being finalised. But Ruth Davidson , the pro-EU leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, called on May to "reopen" the government's Brexit plans. Read More »

58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

With dozens still unaccounted for, police have said that the death toll would rise and some victims might never be identified as firefighters search the charred shell of the building to locate the victims' remains. London's mayor Sadiq Khan was heckled by an angry crowd demanding answers, and there are fears that tensions could escalate. "What are you going to do about it?" There are a lot of courageous firefighters and police and ambulance workers. Read More »

Polls open for French parliamentary election

His new party La Republique En Marche (REM), formed just a year ago, fielded candidates from within existing political circles and brought in approximately half from outside, drawing on people from a range of backgrounds from a full fighter, to lawyers, to a student. Read More »

Does Trump Tweet Confirm Obstruction Investigation? White House Lawyers Up

On June 15, Trump took to social media to blast the federal probe into his conduct as "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" And a third tweet contended that despite the " phony Witch Hunt " - Trump capitalized both words as if the phrase is a proper noun - the economy under his watch is booming. Read More »

US lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

President Donald Trump said Friday that Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". The source said investigators were not sure of the significance of the names and did not know if it was a list of people Hodgkinson was targeting. Congressmen gathered at second base, where Scalise was standing when he was wounded. The charities are the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington , Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and, after Wednesday's ... Read More »

New York's Public Theater will not apologize for Trump-centric Julius Caesar

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Though the Public's version of William Shakespeare's classic play is unchanged from its 400-year-old original, the production portrays Caesar with a gold bathtub and a pouty Slavic wife. Fox News reported Sunday that the play appears to depict the United States president "being brutally stabbed to death by women and minorities", saying that the title character looks "very similar to the tall, blond businessman" commander-in-chief. Read More »

TV ad rates jump 10-times for India-Pakistan final

For Pakistan , who lost to India in their tournament opener, this is the first entry into the finals of the coveted 50-overs tournament. This time also the chances are bringht for Team India for its 14th victory against Pakistan in ICC tournaments across all formats. Read More »

Arch rivals Pakistan, India battle in high octane Champions Trophy final

But the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa was arguably the moment cricket's newest kid on the block achieved sporting adulthood. Now, with left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir returning to the side after a back spasm ruled him out of the England match, Arthur believes there will be no repeat of their woeful pool showing against India when the latest edition of world cricket's most high-profile contest takes place in London. Read More »

Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

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Trump is accused of firing FBI director James Comey over his refusal to steer the Russian Federation investigation away from former national security advisor and Trump ally Mike Flynn . A source on Trump's legal team attempted to clarify the missive, claiming he was reacting to media reports about the investigation rather than offering public confirmation. Read More »

DUP talks with Tories continue after May meets Arlene Foster

DUP leader Arlene Foster , who was accompanied by deputy Nigel Dodds , said she believed there would be a "successful conclusion" soon. The Conservative leader is trying to seal a voting alliance with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party , in order to gain a majority in the House of Commons . Read More »