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Rosenstein Has Discussed Recusing Himself From Russia Probe

While widely considered to be an unusual - if not unprecedented - statement in a press release, it was largely seen as something that would make Trump happy. Trump tweeted on June 16. But Trump later said in a television interview that he fired Comey at least in part because he was frustrated over the Russian Federation investigation Comey was leading. Read More »

Trump targets deputy AG in tweet

Mueller, a former FBI director who was named special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation after Comey was sacked, is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Kremlin officials in a bid to tilt the 2016 election in his favour. Read More »

'Witch Hunt': Trump confirms he's under investigation

But Rosenstein could end up recusing himself, too, Justice officials say, in part because he played a role in President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey . In another indication of the seriousness of the probe, Michael Cohen , a personal attorney to Trump , said he has retained attorney Stephen Ryan, a former assistant US attorney, to represent him in the ongoing probes. Read More »

French President Macron wins parliamentary election

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According to the official data reported by France's Interior Ministry, LREM together with its ally, the centrist MoDem [Democratic Movement] party, have secured a majority in the French parliament. They agonized over the possibility that Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right populist National Front, might become the president of the Fifth Republic-or, at the least, grow more influential than ever before. Read More »

Russia Win Confed Cup Opener

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Mexico hasn't played a side in the top ten of FIFA's rankings since Chile defeated El Tri 7-0 last summer in the Copa America Centenario, and Portugal represents a significant challenge for Osorio's team. Russia's fast start contrasted with New Zealand seeming unsettled early in a game that began after an unusual pre-match ceremony. Eight teams will compete to position themselves as leaders and for an opportunity to qualify for next year's World Cup. Read More »

France's Macron Wins Strong Parliamentary Majority: Estimates

Macron's party, which didn't exist 14 months ago and offered novice candidates from civilian life, has drawn from left and right to fill its ranks, effectively blurring the traditional left-right political divide. Experts partly blamed voter fatigue following the May election of Macron, plus voter disappointment with politics. France's Socialist Party and its allies are projected to win just 34 seats, a dramatic collapse from its previous haul of 277 seats. Read More »

Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russian Federation and US

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Dan Fried, who retired in February as coordinator for sanctions policy at the State Department, told Yahoo News that there was "serious consideration" by the Trump White House to "unilaterally rescind the sanctions". Then again, no White House ever seems to support new limitations on its power or flexibility, regardless of the situation. However, the official did want it to be known that the administration "supports sanctions on Russian Federation and that the political ramifications of any ... Read More »

Darjelling unrest: GJM protest to continue; Rajnath appeals for calm

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The protesters, also carrying black flags and the Tricolour, shouted slogans demanding that the police and security personnel be "immediately removed" from Darjeeling . "We can sit with the Central government on the condition that our demand for Gorkhaland will be addressed. We wanted men who did not depend only on technology, but those who had their ears to the ground", a senior officer posted in Darjeeling said. Read More »

Members of AIDS Presidential Council Quit, Slamming 'Uncaring' Trump

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The letter was written by Scott Schoettes, who was joined by five other members: Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle, and Grissel Granados. Moreover, Trump has not named the individual assigned to become the head of the White House National AIDS Policy organization, which was created during President Obama's time in the White House. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he's under probe, slams it as witch

Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. The Twitter attacks came as Vice-President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. But later, in an interview with Lester Holt, the president said he had already made up his mind. Read More »

North Korea launches salvo of anti-ship missiles

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During his 2017 New Year's Day speech, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said that his country had "entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of an ICBM". Last month, North Korea debuted a new midrange missile that flew higher than missiles they previously tested, according to outside experts. In particular, the Pongae-5 combined with the new Kumsong-3 would enable North Korea to implement an anti-access/area denial posture in wartime, denying littoral space to US ... Read More »

What Witch Hunt? Trump Attorney Says President Not Under Investigation

Rosenstein on Thursday night issued an unusual and puzzling public warning about stories attributed to anonymous sources. The response from the president, using social media, was about that story. "And that determination is protected by the constitution". The Comey dismissal could become part of a widening investigation into whether the President tried to interfere with the ongoing Russian Federation probe. Read More »

John McEnroe reveals no interest in Margaret Court saga

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She can have her opinion but my family does not deserve that. "But when same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia, I will call my good friend Elton John to host the biggest same-sex marriage ceremony ever seen - in the Margaret Court Arena ". Read More »

Rubio says best to let Russian Federation probe proceed

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with a Senate committee probing the same matter. The panel sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday. It also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos. Read More »

US Open: Brooks Koepka wins first major championship at Erin Hills

Koepka, whose caddie Ricky Elliott is from Portrush in Northern Ireland, becomes the seventh first-time major victor in succession, a run stretching back to Jason Day's victory in the 2015 US PGA Championship. However, the 26-year-old then bogeyed the sixth after hitting a poor chip across the green and dropped another shot on the eighth after firing his approach over the green. Read More »

Senate Passes New Russian Sanctions Bill That Would Curb Trump's Power

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed new sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation and put a limit on the White House's ability to roll back any Russian Federation sanctions. "I certainly agree with the sentiment ... that Russian Federation must be held accountable for its meddling in US elections". It was noted, "the amendment of the Russian Federation will be attached to the pending bill on sanctions against Iran". Read More »

Debuting forward Andre Silva becoming Cristiano Ronaldo's perfect wingman

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . "Regarding Ronaldo, he is motivated, and what I can see is that he is taking the competition very seriously and is totally dedicated to training and thinking about the next game against Mexico ", Silva said ahead of the European champions' opening game. Read More »

London Mayor Calls On Gov't To Cancel Trump's State Visit

When asked "what do you think he's got against you?" Khan's spokesperson initially said that the mayor would not respond, as he has " more important things to do ". "There is something quite refreshing about a politician actually doing what they said they'd do before they were elected", said Adam Holloway, Conservative Party Parliament member. Read More »

Amir jolts India's top order

Pakistan today came out with a splendid all-round performance as they defeated arch-rival India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. Zaman and Azhar Ali (59) gave Pakistan a solid start at the beginning as the duo scored 128 runs in the opening stand. Pakistan's Champions Trophy victory could encourage the world's top cricket nations to resume touring the country, captain Sarfraz Ahmed says. Read More »

Environment G7 working to overcome US No

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declined to endorse an global statement backing the Paris Agreement on climate change in order to "appease" U.S. In a statement the EPA said Pruitt had emphasized it was time to move forward and find ways to engage with other countries to protect and use US natural resources. Read More »

Pakistan win Champions Trophy

Mohammad Amir's average against Rohit Sharma in global matches. Fakhar Zaman rode his luck for a spellbinding maiden one-day worldwide hundred as Pakistan set title-holders India a tournament record run chase to retain the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Read More »

Trump Transition Aides Ordered To Preserve Russia Documents

Still, the snowballing investigation has deeply angered Trump, who denies he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation. Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein. Read More »