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Afghan soldier killed after wounding 7 U.S. soldiers

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A spokesman for the Taliban militant group praised the attack but did not claim responsibility. It follows another so-called green-on-blue attack last week, when an Afghan soldier opened fire on U.S. After more than 15 years of war the Taliban control broad swaths of the country and the struggling Afghan security forces continue to take an nearly unsustainable amount of causalities as they battle to hold provincial capitals. Read More »

Senate Passes New Iran Sanctions Bill 98-2

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The Senate signalled it's ready to expand sanctions against Russian Federation amid a probe into its meddling in the USA presidential election, and to let Congress review any move by President Donald Trump to lift existing penalties. The Senate on June 15 voted 98-2 to pass the legislation, which will now be sent to the House of Representatives for approval before being sent to Trump for his signature. Read More »

Queen's speech to take place next Wednesday

He said: "It was a very positive meeting and while we didn't win the election, it was very clear that the Tories lost it". May's programme will most probably have to be watered down, dropping some of her preferred reforms to help get legislation through parliament and possibly having to give way to other ministers who have strong views over the direction of Brexit . Read More »

Yemen: 25 civilians perish in Saudi-led airstrike

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The UN Security Council expressed on Thursday grave concern about the devastating impact of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen on civilians. Emphasizing that the conflict in Yemen will only be resolved through the resumption of an inclusive political process, the UNSC called upon all parties to the conflict to engage constructively and in good faith to overcome obstacles and find a peaceful solution. Read More »

Ryan: "Let Robert Mueller do his job"

Rosenstein said Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing. "He is being advised by many people not to do it", the source said. Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. - Jeannie Rhee contributed $16,450 to Democrats from 2008 to 2016. Read More »

Sharif on private visit to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage

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He is expected to return home on June 30. According to sources, the prime minister said this while talking to his younger brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, on Saturday afternoon at the Prime Minister's House. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit his cardiac specialist for his routine check-up. It must be noted that Prime Minister had a heart surgery a year ago and his check up was scheduled in June. Read More »

May orders probe into Grenfell fire

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Fire safety engineers were stunned at how rapidly the fire spread, engulfing the building in less than an hour in the middle of the night and preventing firefighters from reaching many people inside. Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the blaze, while police have launched a criminal investigation. The monarch has expressed her sympathies to families of victims of the blaze. Read More »

Michael Gove says Government will 'work with everyone' on Brexit

In contrast to Ms May's uncompromising tone with its focus on controlling immigration, Mr Hammond has long stressed the importance of ensuring that British employers can continue to find the skilled workers they need from the EU. A spokeswoman for Mr Hammond did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on the report . His comments Friday come a day after Hammond cancelled a keynote address to London financiers in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Read More »

Upbeat EU calls Britain to order in Brexit talks

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Britain and the European Union will start less than two years of Brexit negotiations on Monday despite Prime Minister Theresa May still short of confirming her minority government following her election fiasco. May previously wanted the trade deal to be discussed in tandem with the split given the lack of time on hand and to win trade-offs, grant certainty to businesses and maintain support for Brexit back home. Read More »

Harman leads US Open after Thomas shoots record low

Thomas' 63 is the first 9-under-par round in U.S. Open history, eclipsing Johnny Miller's 8-under 63 in 1973. Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-under 139 along with a pair of U.S. After waiting while playing partner Jonathan Randolph hit his third, fourth, fifth and sixth shots, Thomas stood over his ball for a couple of seconds and rolled it in for an eagle. Read More »

US congressman's condition improves but still critical after shooting

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Capitol Police, who guard him in Washington and at home in his district. The congressional baseball game will be played at Nationals Park Thursday night, just a day after Rep. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that on Thursday night, everyone will be "Team Scalise". After his visit to the Congressman's bedside, who he called a "true friend and patriot", President Trump tweeted, "Rep. Read More »

Putin, Saudi King Discuss Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

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Qatar denies the allegations. On Sunday, Iran had sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar. Qatar is home to the forward headquarters of US Central Command, which leads US military action against IS in Iraq and Syria. Erdogan called on Saudi King Salman to show leadership by solving the crisis. Meanwhile, Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency has said two Iranian navy vessels will soon stop off in Oman as part of an anti-piracy patrol. Read More »

Trump cries 'witch hunt' amid Russian Federation probe

Rosenstein for appointing Mr. Mueller and on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime political ally whose decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation case in March enraged Mr. "That is a great, great team of complete professionals, so let's let him do his job ", former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, told ABC News. Read More »

Trump acknowledges he's target of probe, criticizes Justice Department official on Twitter

Is there an investigation? "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history, the President tweeted June 15 about the ongoing investigations into Russia's impact on the election, and possible connections to his campaign or Administration, "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the us election, accusing special ... Read More »

Grenfell residents in 'passionate, angry' exchanges with PM at Downing Street

The Conservative Party leader has been criticized for failing to meet with survivors of the fire on her first visit to the site earlier this week. On Saturday, May spent over two hours meeting residents from the northern Kensington area at her Downing Street residence and chaired a meeting on the government's response to the fire. Read More »

Grenfell death toll put at 30 - but 69 people are still missing

Since Wednesday, six victims of the fire have been provisionally identified though Cundy warned there was a "risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody". "At this moment in time, the fire is still ongoing, so it is not safe to take people out of the tower", she told reporters. "We need to make sure that actually happens", she said. Read More »

Special counsel probing Jared Kushner's business dealings

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to challenge the credibility of a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Read More »

As Russia Probe Widens, Special Counsel Builds Up Team

The tweet was not confirmation that the president or his attorney has been informed by the Department of Justice or Mueller that Trump is the subject of an investigation. Moscow denies meddling in the campaign. Mueller investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. Former U.S. Read More »

United Kingdom plans to offer "very generous" terms for European Union citizens after Brexit

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Addressing her party on Monday after one of its most memorable electoral failures, May said she would take a broader, more consultative approach to the Brexit talks. The first round of talks on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will start next Monday, the Government has announced. Would the British negotiating position represent "the position of the Tories or the position of the whole nation?" he asked. Read More »

UK finance minister Hammond seeks 'pragmatic' Brexit

Britain's giant banking industry and other business groups see Hammond as their most powerful ally in government and they were anxious when it appeared he might lose his job in the run-up to the election. A spokeswoman for Hammond did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on the report. Following talks in Dublin with the new Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, she said that reaching a "sensible" Brexit had been the focus of their talks. Read More »

Trump Tweets He's Currently Under Investigation

Trump's tweets came after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. Mueller, who served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director for 12 years, was tapped to head the probe by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who penned a memo justifying Comey's termination. Read More »

New Trump Policy on Havana Regretful - Moscow

After the speech , he signed a six-page directive that ordered new travel and commercial restrictions while leaving in place some key Obama-era measures that eased sanctions. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., tweeted Saturday - do the opposite of what President Barack Obama would have done. Some of those new groups came under intense pressure during detente, particularly after Obama's May 2016 visit to the island. Read More »

Two Australians confirmed dead in London Bridge terror attack

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Boden worked in the theatre recovery ward at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital which said on Tuesday she was a "one in a million" nurse who "always went the extra mile for the patients in her care". Her family said she was rushing to help those injured in the attack when she was killed. Ms Zelenak's aunt Tara Abela paid tribute to her niece, who she described as a attractive and happy woman. Read More »