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US President Donald Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

US President Donald Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, not the president— though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Other Trump supporters homed in on the sequence of Mueller's job interviews. High-profile supporters of Donald Trump are turning on the man investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with the president's campaign - with one suggesting Mr Trump was ... Read More

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UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

The talks were "productive", May told a news conference in Paris following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. The nationalist Sinn Fein and SDLP and the cross-community Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power-sharing at Stormont due to the perceived conflict of interest. Read More

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London fire: Death toll soars to 30

Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets residents of the Grenfell Tower block near the scene of the fire that destroyed the block, in north Kensington, West London , Britain June 16, 2017. "We as the police, we investigate criminal offences - I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it. Read More

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Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

The NSA said in a statement that it will "fully cooperate with the special counsel " and declined to give any more information than that. Mueller has not publicly discussed his work. North Carolina Republican Richard Burr and Virginia Democrat Mark Warner aren't providing any other details regarding the meeting. Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key people within the administration including Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Rosenstein and ... Read More

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Stielike sacked after shock loss

Stielike sacked after shock loss

During his 33-month reign, the former Real Madrid midfielder chalked up a record 27 wins as well as five draws and seven defeats. Uli Stielike took over in September of 2014. But trouble set in during Asia's final round of World Cup qualifiers, especially when they went down 1-0 to China in March-only their second loss to the Chinese in 32 games. Read More

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Tillerson to testify in House as Russia sanctions vote nears

Tillerson to testify in House as Russia sanctions vote nears

The Kremlin is "following" the situation, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding the perception of the package in Moscow was "negative". Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said at the time that the measure was styled after 2015 legislation pushed by Republicans and approved overwhelmingly in the Senate that gave Congress a vote on whether Obama could lift sanctions against Iran. Read More

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DC shooting has brought some much-needed unity to Congress

DC shooting has brought some much-needed unity to Congress

The bullet fractured bones and caused internal organ injuries. Republican congressman Steve Scalise is in a fight "more hard than first thought" as he recovers from a gunshot wound, U.S. He stayed for about half an hour, and spoke with Scalise's wife Jennifer and Capitol Police officers while he was there. Despite unprecedented security, more than 20,000 people spent more than a million dollars on tickets. Read More

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Trump to announce new Cuba policy on Friday

Trump to announce new Cuba policy on Friday

The administration argues restricting transactions with Cuban regime-controlled businesses, including many hotels Americans would normally stay in, will allow money to go directly to the Cuban people and not the regime. Cubans who make their way to the USA without authorization will still be returned to the island, just like unauthorized visitors from other countries. Read More

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An Outstanding Post-Attack Defense of the Second Amendment

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was in critical condition Thursday. Brooks used his belt to help stop the bleeding of a congressional staffer who had been shot. Joe Barton, R-Texas. Meanwhile, Brooks said the shooting doesn't change his position on gun control or the Second Amendment. His district includes Colbert, Franklin and Lawrence counties. Read More

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Singapore ranks 7th in global innovation index

Singapore ranks 7th in global innovation index

Research and development ventures have been largely ignored worldwide-private investors, corporate groups and government funders have all been lackluster in their support of R&D activities. This helped to boost its innovation efficiency ratio, which measures how much innovation output an economy gets for its input, to 63rd place from 78th previous year. Read More

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House GOP on track to undoing post-2008 financial rules

The House passed the Financial Choice Act Thursday to eliminate Dodd-Frank, a massive set of banking regulations that were instituted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. McCarthy argues that the bill would dismantle Dodd-Frank and with it, eliminate $10 billion in annual regulatory costs, reduce the deficit by $24 billion, and promote economic growth. Read More

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UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

During the appearance, Ms O'Neill said: 'We made very clear to the prime minister that any deal between herself and the DUP can not undermine the Good Friday agreement . While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-called hard Brexit - including a potential loss of an open border with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland. Read More

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Robert Mueller investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Robert Mueller investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Officials told The Washington Post that the federal government opened an obstruction of justice investigation into Trump days after he fired ex-FBI Director James Comey on May 9. Trump, however, lacks the legal authority to directly fire Mueller. But don't forget, according to Comey's own testimony , Trump also said he would be happy to see the investigation go forward even if some "satellite" associates of his were shown to have done something wrong. Read More

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Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'

Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'

On Friday, the president was asked if he told Comey he hoped the FBI director would let the Flynn investigation go. "One hundred percent", said Trump when asked about his willingness to testify under oath. " I didn't say that ", Trump said of Comey's assertion . "I'm not hinting at anything". Moments later, he called on Jonathan Karl of ABC News, saying "do you remember how nice you were to me before I started running?" "He's a leaker", Trump said Friday. Read More

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Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

United States intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour. Trump's tweets are the latest - and most direct - attacks on the leader of an investigation that he insists is unnecessary and distracting. Moreover, the Senate intelligence committee has already grilled several high-ranking officials - including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and ... Read More

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London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase

But David Collins, former chairman of the Grenfell Tower Residents' Association, said the building's management had failed to listen to residents' calls for improvements on fire safety. The criminal probe was launched after it emerged that cladding, used on Grenfell Tower is banned in the United States, and that it would have cost just 5,000 pounds extra for the contractors to apply a fire-resistant version of panelling to the building, according to a report by the Independent . Read More

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Congressional Baseball Game raises more than $1 million

Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered federal land management, cybersecurity and more. Scalise and at least one of his aides were reportedly shot during what police called a multiple shooting. Separately, Republicans also met behind closed doors before leaving Washington for the week. Read More

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Post reports Trump under investigation for obstructing justice

President Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report: "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". Comey later testified that he'd authorized a friend to disclose to the media his notes on conversations with Trump about the investigation, in hopes that it would lead the Justice Department to name a special counsel. Read More

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Singer Adele pays visit to Grenfell Tower fire site

Singer Adele pays visit to Grenfell Tower fire site

She also said sniffer dogs were being used to locate bodies. "We've got structural surveyors and my urban search and rescue team who are going to come down, make an assessment and find a way of making the building safe so that we can go through the whole building, fingertip search, painstakingly, looking to see what's in there", she said. Read More

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Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting

Ill. Man ID'd as Suspect in GOP Baseball Shooting

He was shot and killed by police. Scalise dragged himself off the infield leaving a trail of blood as colleagues rushed to his assistance. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said . Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement after he was informed that the alleged shooter had volunteered during his presidential campaign past year. Read More

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Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes

It adds that the FOIA request "doesn't exclude the possibility that recordings could have been created by another entity". Mr. Spicer said the president wasn't delaying addressing the issue. "We continue to be confident that the President's executive order to protect this country is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the Supreme Court", Spicer said. Read More

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Mueller Probing Whether Trump Obstructed Justice

Comey told the intelligence committee that, after an encounter with the president in which he said Trump pressured him to back off an investigation into the former national security adviser, Comey "implored" Sessions to make sure he was never left alone with the president again - but that Sessions didn't respond. Read More

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