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Steve Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path


Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip early on Wednesday at a baseball field in a suburb of Washington . Hodgkinson legally bought the assault-style rifle and 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun that authorities recovered after the attack. Trump said the universal support for Scalise and others wounded in the shooting might help heal the country's many political differences. Read More »

India win toss, elect to field


On the opposing side is a Pakistani team that has been hanging tough to battle back to the finals. Earlier put in to bat, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side put in a below par score. But Arthur believes the team is much better than it was two weeks ago. The passions generated by an India-Pakistan cricket match are unmatched and astute businessmen are looking to cash in on the opportunity. Read More »

What did Trump change about the Cuba policy?

Under the President's executive order, the Trump administration will begin strictly enforcing the exemptions that allow travel between the USA and Cuba and prohibit commerce with Cuban businesses owned by the military and intelligence services. Read More »

Afghan kills two US soldiers in 'insider attack'


Achin is also contested by the militant Islamic State (IS) group. The area has been cordoned off by U.S. troops. A Taliban spokesman claimedthe shooter was an infiltrator for the militant group . A U.S. official says it is unclear if the deaths were due to friendly fire. The insurgents are known to exaggerate battlefield claims. The blast flattened a swath of the countryside. Read More »

United Kingdom finance minister refuses to detail Brexit position

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond on Friday said London Britain must prioritise prosperity in Brexit talks with the European Union that begin next week in Brussels. Chancellor Philip Hammond said that the Government's priority in the negotiations should be to protect jobs, economic growth and prosperity. Hammond said his presence at the EU finance ministers' meeting was "a sign of our commitment to being close partners with the European Union after we've left". Read More »

Melbourne siege an act of terror, ISIS claims responsibility


An Australian man killed in a police siege on a Melbourne apartment building has been named as Yacqub Khayre, who was recently in court over his alleged role in a foiled terror plot. Two hours later, the gunman unexpectedly left the apartment and began firing at police. 'I have raised these today with the Victorian premier, whom I called last night and I called again this morning, ' Mr Turnbull said. Read More »

DUP and Conservatives expect deal to be agreed on Wednesday

John O'Doherty, of LGBT health group the Rainbow Project, said: 'It is time for government to respect the will of the people of Northern Ireland , which is overwhelmingly in support of civil marriage equality. Britain now gets a multi-billion-euro rebate on its budget payments to the European Union, and has opt-outs on a range of issues from joining the single currency to the Schengen passport-free area. Read More »

Fears of resident in tower block refurbished by Grenfell cladding contractor

The death toll from the fire has risen to 30 as of Friday but is still expected to grow. Some footage from inside the tower may be released tomorrow to show the difficulties fire crews are facing, Cundy said at the press conference. It has since emerged that the U.S. had banned the type of cladding thought to have been used on Grenfell Tower . "A priority of each and every one of us involved in the ongoing operation at Grenfell Tower is to recover and identify all the victims", he ... Read More »

One Afghan Soldier Killed In Possible Insider Attack

A member of an elite Afghan commando unit opened fire on US -led coalition troops at an Afghan base in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif, wounding seven USA service personnel and at least one Afghan soldier, military officials say. -Afghan military operation in the country's Achin district. The total number of soldiers wounded is 193. Special forces soldiers in the Afghan army, generally referred to as commandos, are much more highly trained than regular troops and work in proximity to ... Read More »

Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'

Britain could lose its budget rebate and opt-outs if it changes its mind about Brexit and decides to remain a member of the European Union , an influential MEP has suggested. "I'm not going to give a blow by blow account of how we propose to take that discussion forward", he said. "We haven't negotiated, we haven't progressed". Read More »

Impatient Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'


Britain will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019 - unless she calls to reverse it and the 27 other European Union member states vote unanimously to allow her to do so. The Prime Minister has insisted the United Kingdom will leave the single market, replace customs union membership with a new deal and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Read More »

Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military


KCNA said the weapon that was tested on Thursday featured in a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15, which marked the birthday of the North's founding father Kim Il-Sung. Security Council resolutions, says the program is necessary to counter US aggression. Compared to the different types of ballistic missiles Pyongyang has recently tested, the missiles launched on Thursday are considered to be more defensive in nature, created to defend against threats such as enemy warships. Read More »

Two London Transit Lines Suspended Near Site of Deadly Fire

The latest figure included the previously released number of 30 deaths in the catastrophe in North Kensington early Wednesday. Tensions were high two days after the overnight fire gutted the huge housing block, killing at least 30 people and leaving dozens missing and hundreds homeless. Read More »

Rout by Macron's party expected in French parliament vote

The traditional rightwing Republicans, which most polls suggested would win the presidential and parliamentary elections only six months ago, are tipped for 60-132 seats from more than 200 now. The novice La Republique En Marche party and its allies - Mouvement Démocrate (MoDem) - won a combined 32.3% of the vote in the election's first round. Read More »

U.S. warns Beijing of South China Sea Islands


The resolution, which was unanimously approved by the 15-country council, adds 14 people and four entities to a blacklist that brings with it a travel ban and asset freeze. The Trump administration has been pressing China aggressively to rein in its reclusive neighbour, warning all options are on the table if North Korea persists with its weapons programmes. Read More »

Steve Scalise shooting 'an attack on all'


Mr Scalise had been at " imminent risk of death " when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, Dr Sava said . The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago. CBN News contacted the offices of the acongressmen; however, staff say they can not make any further comments because it's an ongoing investigation. Read More »

Sen. Feinstein 'Concerned' Trump Will Fire Investigators

Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Trump had previously boasted that he was not personally under investigation , and Comey said the president had ... Read More »

G7 summit kicks off in Italy

Presenting the communique Monday, Italy's environment minister, Gian Luca Galletti, called the Paris accord "irreversible, non-negotiable and the only instrument possible to combat climate change". "The United States has always been a world leader when it comes to environmental stewardship", Pruitt said in a statement. That group seems to be giving credence to the notion that Trump's pull out won't affect USA emissions much. Read More »

Meghalaya landslide : Five people killed, two missing


Personnel of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the Fire Brigade were carrying out the rescue operations. Torrential rains have triggered huge landslides in several parts of the state and damaged public property. the body has been identified as that of Kristina Lama (52). The rescue work was hampered due to rains but has resumed. While two women have remained missing, ten of the injured who were rescued from the landslide site have been shifted to different hospitals in Shillong , ... Read More »

Britain can stay in European Union but perks will end, says Verhofstadt

The Conservative source said this meant the party was "confident" it had enough votes for the programme to be approved, after May suffered a disastrous setback in snap elections a week ago that saw her lose her majority in the 650-seat House of Commons , just ahead of crucial Brexit negotiations with Brussels. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: complicated jargon leaves law open to misinterpretation

Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's 600-odd residents. She said earlier that the national mood is somber but that Britain is resolute in the face of adversity. Britain's Press Association says around 70 people are missing. Read More »

EU Warns More Delays In Brexit Talks Would Threaten Deal


May had promised to take Britain completely out of the bloc's common trading area and slash the number of people coming from the EU. Macron and May are also expected to discuss the need for closer cooperation at the European level to fight terrorism, which they discussed at the G7 in Italy and at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels late last month. Read More »

Donald Trump's tweets are accelerating his own political death spiral

In a perplexing series of Friday-morning tweets, President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that he is under investigation by the FBI and levelled a scathing attack against the officials leading the inquiry. The former director of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, is scheduled to appear June 21 in an open session before the House of Representatives' intelligence committee, which is looking into Russian activity during the 2016 USA election campaign. Read More »