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Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

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She ended Roland Garros with 299 winners - more than any woman or man in the tournament. Looking ahead to the ladies French Open final, former champion Chris Evert had said: "Not many players win their first final in a Grand Slam ". She had only one game. "I always had the possibility I could hit the ball really hard". I don't know. I think everything was by her side today. "This will be tough for sure but I think she will regroup and she'll be a better player for it". Read More »

Death toll climbs in London tower fire

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London's mayor Khan said questions needed to be answered over the safety of tower blocks after some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire. Firefighters were battling a massive fire in a London apartment high-rise early Monday morning. "People have been bringing water, clothes, anything they've got to help, out to the cordon". Read More »

Why history says Theresa May should go

Also in the aftermath of Thursday's British election, Paul Nuttall, leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party, resigned with immediate effect after the party lost support and failed to win a single seat. But there was little sympathy from some other Europeans. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, added: "We don't know when Brexit talks start". Read More »

Heinrich spars with Sessions over refusal to answer questions

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Ron Wyden (D-OR), Comey was asked why he didn't immediately disclose Trump's request to drop the investigation against the former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn investigation to Sessions, who, at the time , had not yet recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

US President Donald Trump slams 'cowardly' ex-FBI director James Comey

He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about the reasons for his firing. In the meantime, Team Trump is trying to discredit Comey by branding him a leaker for releasing the memos to the press . He said the recently appointed special counsel would examine the matter. Read More »

May to meet Sinn Fein in No 10

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Theresa May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. Arlene Foster said her party wants to support the national interest and bring stability to the nation. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. The accord commits the UK Government to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" when dealing with competing political views in the region. Read More »

The Jeremy Corbyn effect is finally being felt in Scotland

A spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives insisted the graphs are "clearly labelled" and said that the poll results show their party is "best placed to take the fight to the SNP at this election". People who voted Yes in the 2014 independence referendum were more likely to believe the Scottish Government was prioritising public services, with 53 per cent saying independence was Ms Sturgeon's defining mission compared to 73 per cent of No voters. Read More »

Israel considers closing Al-Jazeera

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On June 7 and 8, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced that any speech sympathetic to Qatar or critical of their governments' policy towards Qatar would be considered an offense, punished in some cases by prison terms. Read More »

Britian's Theresa May to holds talks with DUP leader to secure deal

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Supporters of "hard" and "soft" Brexit tried to take advantage of the political chaos in Britain on Monday to promote their visions amid fears that their rivalry could revive old divisions in the Conservative party . May tried to reassert her shattered authority at the weekend by announcing her new cabinet - with no changes among her top team. Writing in the mass-circulation Sun newspaper, Johnson stressed that the Conservatives won more votes than at any time since Margaret Thatcher ... Read More »

Is Kenya Moore married?! Wedding photos surface from St Lucia

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It is certain that Moore has a new-ish boo, but we still don't know who he is. Could he be the mysterious man Moore has been dating for the last few months? I know that he is age appropriate with adult children and that all of the drama playing out on TV was disturbing to her man and the family. Read More »

Krauthammer: Comey's testimony was 'Trump-ian'

At various times, Comey portrayed journalists as getting the story wrong. He denounced a February 14 New York Times article as nearly entirely inaccurate, and spoke of "many, many stories" that are "just dead wrong". As for Trump's tweet attack on Comey, Pelosi said no one at the White House appears to be "brave enough" to tell the president that his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office you serve". Read More »

Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

The Post reported that according to five officials briefed on requests, those to be interviewed include: Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency head Mike Rogers and Rogers' now former deputy Richard Ledgett. Read More »

Iran tracks down, kills 4 ISIS suspects post Tehran twin attacks

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Iranian Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi said over the weekend that "the terrorist had fled the country following the ensuing security operations after the attack, but was killed with the cooperation of friendly foreign intelligence services ", according to the Iranian Students' News Agency . Read More »

Trump Calls For Unity After Gunman Opens Fire At Congressional Baseball Practice

Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader. President Donald Trump said in a statement that he and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the shooting and are "saddened by this tragedy". Once the gunman was down, Mr Flake ran to Mr Scalise and tended to him. "I just didn't want her to wake up and learn the news", Mr Flake said. Brooks said he took off his belt and he and another person used it as a tourniquet. Read More »

UK PM nears deal with Irish DUP party

Labour's unexpectedly strong second-place showing has thrown national politics into disarray. Addressing the Parliamentary Labour Party for the first time since he defied expectations in the election, Mr Corbyn instructed MPs to remain on a general election footing. Read More »

Malaysian family opens doors to London fire victims

Huge fireballs can be seen falling from the building before the clip ends. "We saw them dying". Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. Trying to save them from the flames that were engulfing a 24-story high-rise , Londoners early Wednesday threw babies and small children from upper-floor windows to people down below, witnesses said. Read More »

Things to know about Virginia park shooting

The shooting began around 7 a.m.; when the gunman opened fire, resident Katie Filous was walking dogs on the sidewalk next to the baseball field and a YMCA. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. So, that went off and I thought it was over. Telling the story later, his trousers were still scuffed and muddy and his elbows were scratched and bandaged. Read More »

Nationals to Proceed with 108th Congressional Baseball Game

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Hodgkinson , was arrested and was also injured. Trump praised the "heroic" acts of law enforcement in subduing the shooter. Scalise was struck in the hip and remains in stable condition at a local hospital. "Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre", Sen. "He's humble", she said as she pulled out of her driveway across from Scalise's house. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: After the horror, anger flares in west London

Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday, killing at least six people in a blaze that trapped residents as they slept. "They couldn't stop the fire". London Fire Brigade confirmed 40 engines had been sent to the scene but stated the cause of the fire was not known at this stage. Read More »

Congressman Scalise in critical condition following surgery, hospital says

Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia , during a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team. James Hodgkinson , the alleged shooter in the Alexandria, Virginia, shooting of Republican Congressmen during a baseball practice. A Congressional aid was also shot as well as two U.S. Read More »

Mogale City councillors boycott mayoral vote meeting as budget deadline nears

Council speaker and ANC member Patrick Lipuli questioned how the DA could ask ANC MPs to vote openly for a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, but did not apply the same system in their own party. The DA in Mogale City, unlike the ANC, conducts itself openly, transparently and honestly". It also confirmed one of its councillors in the municipality resigned following the tests. Read More »

Jeff Sessions does little to inspire public confidence

The nation's top law enforcement official - who has recused himself from all ongoing Russian Federation investigations - has himself become a focal point in congressional probes into the allegations of election meddling, in possible collusion with Trump's team, that have dogged the young administration. Read More »

Congressman among wounded in shooting at baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia

Let me be as clear as I can be - violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. But this time, it was President Donald Trump who was called upon to speak words of comfort in such a troubled moment, one fraught with the overtones of gun politics and the heated rhetoric of a nation sharply divided along party lines. Read More »