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Robert Mueller gifts probe to US President Donald Trump for birthday

Citing unidentified sources, the news station reported that Rosenstein told Brand she would be tasked with the final decisions regarding resources made available for the probe, headed by special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller , and whether anyone is prosecuted because of the investigation. Read More »

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

And Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has arranged for it to go straight to the floor of the Senate, where it would need only 50 votes (plus the vice president) to pass, pushing through a major reform of one-sixth of the USA economy without the opposition party or the public knowing anything about its contents. Read More »

Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'


House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was the only congressman injured in the shooting. Scalise was shot in the hip and taken to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday, where he underwent his first surgery after the attack. The bullet that struck Scalise "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", his doctors said. Read More »

Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week

Last May, Israeli National News, or Arutz Sheva, reported that Saudi Arabia and junior partners Jordan and Egypt were sending messages to Israel through various channels, requesting a resumption of Middle East negotiations. Jason Greenblatt, the White House special representative for worldwide negotiations, will arrive in the region Monday, according to the official. Sources suggested the prospect of a deal between the two nations is merely the White House attempting to show immediate ... Read More »

Democrats win congressional ballgame


More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity so far, the game's organizers announced. It's a visible reminder of the attack that's bridged political parties, even as the game goes on. "He's being missed", he added. Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana was the Democrats' star pitcher, and a close friend of Scalise's. The game, a charity match between teams of Democrats and Republicans played almost every year since 1909, usually draws about 10,000. Read More »

PM Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his 47th birthday


Apart from distributing fruits among patients in different hospitals, party leaders will have lunch with children of an orphanage in Motinagar area of the state capital on Monday. Modi took to microblogging site Twitter to wish Gandhi who turned 47. The young Congress leader was briefly detained after he tried to enter Mandsaur in MP from Udaipur in Rajasthan. Read More »

US Climate Alliance gets 13 members in days


File image of American ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Haley said the terms of the worldwide agreement curbing global emissions-signed by every country but Nicaragua and Syria-were "too onerous" and placed American companies at a disadvantage. Read More »

Van Rams Into People Near London Mosque, Several Hurt

Similarly, London's Metropolitan Police spokesman said that it was "too soon to say" if the incident was indeed a terrorist attack. The van driver tried to escape but people grabbed him. Prime Minister May said her thoughts were with those injured in "this awful incident". An eyewitness told the ABC that worshippers were "minding our own business, drinking tea, relaxing after the mosque" when "a big white van swerved in". Read More »

Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'


Trump yesterday was set to announce a plan to tighten rules on Americans travelling to Communist-run Cuba and significantly restrict United States firms from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military, White House officials said. Read More »

Theresa May warned of risk to Northern Ireland peace with DUP deal


May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result after calling a vote three years early in the hope of bolstering her slim majority ahead of the Brexit talks. Mr Gove said: "Labour argued that we should leave the European Union and end free movement, in effect be outside the single market". A source said: "The focus will be on restoring devolved government to Northern Ireland as soon as possible". Read More »

Terror cops arrest man in London Bridge investigation raid

The Post has contacted residents who used the centre and they said that Butt did not attempt to share his beliefs in front of them. Commander Dean Haydon , head of the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, said: "We've been working round the clock to understand what these men did in the lead-up to the attack but we need to know more about these unusual knives". Read More »

London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

The British government on Sunday is scrambling to contain political fallout from the London high-rise inferno that has claimed at least 58 lives. London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that he had attended an "incredibly moving" service at St. Read More »

Pakistan strikes, India's top order collapses in high-octane Champions Trophy final

India still had three wickets in hand but the deafening cheers from the Pakistan fans made clear that the end was nigh. When I was a kid I would watch all the matches with him but now, since I am always caught up with my work, I never get time to sit and watch matches with him."He adds, "So, this Father's Day, I have made a decision to take him for lunch at The Great Indian pub in Jakhan where we will watch the match together on a big screen. Read More »

Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confederations Cup

The match kicked off in Kazan after a moment of silence in memory of the victims who have died in forest fires in Pedrogao Grande, Portugal . "It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said. Ronaldo raced through and, although unable to get a shot away himself, picked out Quaresma at the far post , and the Besiktas winger wrong-footed Ochoa and slotted in from close range. Read More »

17 reported dead in Somalia restaurant attack


Witnesses said gunmen posing as security forces in uniform then rushed in. Residents reported gunshots during the night. An emergency team Aamin Ambulance said Thursday on Twitter that it has found 17 bodies and evacuated 26 people who were wounded, but has to "stop rescue work as the area became too dark while bombings are still going on". Read More »

Russian Federation says it may have killed IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi


Russian forces claim they have killed two more Isis field commanders named as Abu Omar al-Beljiki and Abu Yassin al-Masri, in air strikes near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor. The battle for Raqqa was launched a few days after al-Baghdadi's supposed killing, at a time when most of the group's commanders have relocated to Mayadeen , a remote town in the heart of Syria's IS-controlled, Euphrates River valley near the Iraqi border. Read More »

Game, set, match for Murrays in royal honours


Northern Ireland captain and Southampton midfielder Steven Davis is also awarded an MBE for services to football. Dick Greenwood , the former England flanker and coach, also receives an OBE for services to national and worldwide rugby. Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq Khan blasts 'years of neglect' after Grenfell Tower fire

Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy has said that there are still some bodies in Grenfell tower but conditions have been too hazardous to retrieve them. Mohamad Alhajani, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, was named as the first victim of the fire, and 24-year-old local artist Khadija Saye has also been named as a victim. Read More »

Close aide of Hapilon arrested in Zamboanga City


The joint task force reported that Marani "was spotted by a concerned citizen who immediately notified the authorities, leading to the bomber's arrest". A separate report also said that 74 more members of the Abu Sayyaf surrendered to the Western Mindanao Command. Hapilon is believed to still be holed up in Marawi along with other members of the Abu Sayyaf and the Maute group. Read More »

Britain 'resolute in the face of diversity'

London Fire chief Dany Cotton said that the intensity of the blaze was unlike anything she had ever seen, sentiments echoed by the prince. The prime minister has committed £5m for clothes, food and emergency supplies but was heckled with chants of "coward" after she met survivors of the fire. Read More »

Gunfire at Mali resort area popular with foreigners


The US Travel - State Dept said on Twitter that the ongoing attack is at Hotel Kangaba, which is 30 minutes from Mali's capital, Bamako. Malian troops have arrived at the scene along with France's Bakhane counter-terrorist unit. Among the places described in the US Embassy's warning as places to avoid were "Western diplomatic missions, places of worship, and other locations in Bamako where Westerners frequent", according to the statement on the Embassy's website. Read More »

Ronaldo kept away from media spotlight after Portugal draw with Mexico

Just eight minutes later, Javier Hernandez scored the equalizer for Mexico . Cedric Soares restored Portugal's lead on 86 minutes, but Hector Moreno's stoppage-time header salvaged a point for Mexico in their Group A opener. Ronaldo's free kick hits the wall, from the follow up, Ronaldo lashes a shot against the crossbar, with an excellent save from Ochoa . The Euro 2016 winners took the lead on 34 minutes when Ronaldo sprinted into the box and his beautifully-timed pass ... Read More »

London Tower Fire: 58 Confirmed or Presumed Dead, Identification 'Will Take Weeks'


Experts believe the building's new exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower early Wednesday. During her visit residents were chanting "get her out" as police held back the angry crowd. After the turbulent three months that saw Britain hit by three deadly militant attacks and now the Grenfell Tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said the mood was deeply sombre but that the British people were resolute in crises. Read More »