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Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate

Summary: Presidential polls: Amit Shah meets Shiv Sena chief Uddhav ThackerayAmid reports of sharp differences between BJP and ally Shiv Sena over the presidential poll, a senior BJP member said that Sena would support NDA in the elections, to be held in mid-July. Read More »

New sanctions will complicate Russia-US ties, says Vladimir Putin


Putin said he considered as useful holding annual televised question and answer sessions because some questions "require attention of the government and even of the president". The footage was published as Kelly and NBC faced a backlash over her interview this Sunday with radio host Alex Jones , a conspiracy theorist who claimed the Sandy Hook massacre that killed 26 people in 2012 was a hoax. Read More »

Kudos to Pakistani cricket team


Miandad said that both India and Pakistan have an equal chance of clinching the final of the Champions Trophy. "India have a very good batting line-up and if they put up a big total it will bring pressure on us". "What is important is how many players do you have on your team who are willing to put up their hands and perform on that day". Indians, who were associating this match with misplaced nationalism, are dumbfounded because Pakistan made a mincemeat of their much-hyped cricket team. Read More »

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation in spite of tweet

Chairman Chuck Grassley and the panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, plan to move forward on their inquiry, which will look into Russian Federation meddling in the elections as well as whether there was any improper political interference with the Federal Bureau of Investigation under both Trump and former President Barack Obama's administration. Read More »

EU's Barnier Hopes to Remove Brexit Uncertainties as Talks Begin


Davis, answering a question, said Britain's negotiating position had not changed as a result of his Conservative Party's poor showing in recent elections . Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has signalled that the United Kingdom may be able to secure a "soft" Brexit that allows Britain to retain access to Europe's single market. Read More »

EU, Britain possible to strike "fair deal": EU chief negotiator


An early election this month, in which British Prime Minister Theresa May lost her Conservative majority in parliament, only added to the problems. Still, the May's government said in a statement it was "confident it can achieve a bold and ambitious deal that will work in the interest of the whole United Kingdom". Read More »

Trump not under investigation, says his lawyer

Next, on Friday morning, Trump announced to the world he is under investigation: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Sen. He spoke Monday on CNN. Comey was leading the investigation into whether the Trump 2016 Presidential campaign cooperate with Russian officials and Russia carried out a computer hacking operation created to tilt the election in Trump's favor. Read More »

Britain, EU to discuss Brexit issues in July, September and October


Mr Barnier spoke at a press conference after the first day to confirm that settling priority issues would build "trust on which to negotiate a new relationship". Monday morning's terror attack in London and devastating fires in Portugal reminded him that "there is more that unites us than divides us". May, whose future is uncertain after she lost her Conservative majority in an election this month, has insisted that trade talks start immediately and run in parallel. Read More »

Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russia probe

Mueller was rumored to be up for the job of Comey's replacement (he was also his predecessor). Trump cited a Rasmussen Reports poll stating that Trump's approval rating had reached 50 percent, a number he said was higher than Obama's. "Thank God I don't need you right now Jay Sekulow ". An attorney with Trump's private legal team, Jay Sekulow , asserted on four Sunday TV talk shows that the president's Friday tweet was not confirmation that he was under investigation. Read More »

58 people feared dead in London tower fire


Authorities in London on Sunday released three photos from inside the charred apartment building, which show in close detail how the fire devastated the 24-story building that once housed 600 people. "It will go to establish the answers of what happened in the fire and how it spread; it will look at the building itself; it will look at the refurbishment as well". Read More »

UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence


British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly signaled an apparent willingness to leave Europe without any deal agreed, declaring that "no deal is better than a bad deal". May herself will also have a chance to update the other 27 European Union leaders on her Brexit plans at a summit meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Read More »

Democrats stall Senate work to protest healthcare secrecy

The CBO is a non-partisan piece of Congress that studies the impacts of legislation. Democrats have recently ramped up their criticism of the GOP for attempting to pass such momentous and potentially devastating legislation without revealing any of their plans to the public. Read More »

UK sees 'happy' Brexit outcome for both sides

One can, of course, argue Brexit wasn't and isn't a good idea, but as recent election results show, the British electorate doesn't want to be asked again about the issue. The vote came as a profound shock to Brussels against a backdrop of rising anti-EU sentiment, with many - including now US President Donald Trump - predicting the bloc's eventual break-up. Read More »

Eight Afghan guards of USA base shot dead by Gunmen


Spokeswoman for the provincial governor, Wahida Shahkar, said the guards were attacked on their way to work at Bagram airfield, reports ABC news. He said the individuals served as security guards for a foreign company (Red) at Bagram airport. Read More »

EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair deal'


Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with other European Union nations about leaving the bloc. Those issues are the exit bill; the rights of three million European Union nationals living in Britain and the one million Britons on the continent who now are allowed to live, work and claim welfare benefits; and the status of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Read More »

Democrats Hold Senate Floor To Protest GOP Health Care Efforts

It covers half of all births and half of the country's bill for long-term care , including nursing home stays. Let's take a look. McConnell wants a Senate vote before the chamber leaves town for a July 4 recess, giving Democrats scant opportunity to rally resistance against a major bill whose contents are unknown. Read More »

Donald Trump decries being target of Russian Federation probe 'witch hunt'

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations under investigation both by Congress and the FBI that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. A spokesman for Trump's personal attorney had strong words in response to the news. Kasowitz said on Wednesday that leaking Federal Bureau of Investigation information about the president was "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", although he did not question the ... Read More »

Trump's Legal Plan Built in His Image: Fight, Fight, Fight


Asked about the possibility that an investigation has developed and the president just doesn't know, Sekulow says, "I can't read people's minds". The White House will address the issue of the existence of any possible recordings between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey "probably" this week, press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday. Read More »

Oliver Stone: 'Trump has been boxed in' by Russian Federation investigation


At his annual session of questions and answers in Moscow, it was "very strange" the Russian president said , that the Flanders called Donald Trump's details and compared their activities with those in the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. He feels that since the breakup of the USSR, Russia has too often ceded ground where it shouldn't have. "I believe this is useful work", Putin noted . Read More »

Twins lock themselves inside derelict car, suffocate to death


The father of the two is in the armed forces and is stationed at Meerut. The family had moved to Meerut with him. The girls' uncle Vikram Yadav told the newspaper, "As fate would have it, Harsh went to town for some work on Tuesday morning and the girls sneaked out of the house to play with the puppies around 2 p.m". Read More »

Simon Coveney: North 'may be most vulnerable to bad Brexit deal'

Theresa May has still not secured a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to allow her Government programme to survive a Commons vote, a day before the Prime Minister sets out her legislative measures in the Queen's Speech. After talks with Irish premier Leo Varadkar, Mrs May insisted any deal with the DUP would not damage the Northern Irish peace process. The British and Irish governments were parties to the agreement, and Irish voters approved it in two 1998 referendums. Read More »

Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles


Ryan and other Republicans are under mounting pressure from USA businesses and voters to make progress on tax reform, a top 2016 Republican campaign pledge that could determine whether Ryan's party retains control of the House and the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections. Read More »