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French politicians condemn attack on legislative candidate

French politicians condemn attack on legislative candidate

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a former environment minister in President Sarkozy's government, fell in an altercation with a passer-by who insulted her and attempted to throw her leaflets in her face. It was a few minutes before she regained consciousness, and by that time onlookers had called the emergency services. She is now standing to re-enter parliament in Paris itself, following two-round elections which end on Sunday. Read More

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APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

The majority of the newly deployed U.S. forces will reportedly be training and advising Afghan troops , while some others will carry out counterterrorism operations. "I am all in", he said. While Mr. Trump is right to delegate decisions about troop levels, he can not - as he has so far in his presidency - detach himself from a mission that continues to cost the country $3 billion a month. Read More

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Hundreds to attend protests in downtown Seattle

We want to make sure that the radical Islamist ideology did not hijack the peaceful Muslims here in this country. "America is not in danger from sharia law ", she said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations in May said that the number of anti-Muslim incidents surged 57 percent last year compared to the year 2015. Read More

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Sen. Marco Rubio motivates Trump to break US-Cuba relations

Sen. Marco Rubio motivates Trump to break US-Cuba relations

Trump is set to travel on Friday to Miami, where a source close to the deliberations says he will announce a prohibition on "financial transactions" with military-backed tourism conglomerate GAESA. Under the order, the Treasury and Commerce Departments will be given 30 days to begin writing new regulations and they will not take effect until they are complete. Read More

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United Kingdom leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. No one was immediately available to comment at the Brexit department on the FT report. She reportedly apologised to Tory MPs, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from David Cameron when she became leader after the Brexit referendum a year ago. Read More

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A Defiant Kathy Griffin Vows To Continue Criticizing Trump

A Defiant Kathy Griffin Vows To Continue Criticizing Trump

In addition to her canceled tour dates, Griffin has also been fired from her gig co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper . "Absolutely", she answered. "The threats that I am getting are. detailed and they are specific. He is a bully", she said. "I understand why Minnesotans were upset by this, and I take that very seriously". Read More

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EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations

May announced last Friday following her humiliating defeat in the general election that she would be allying with the pro-Brexit DUP party to gain a 13-seat Conservative majority. But speaking during a visit to Paris to meet French president Emmanuel Macron , Mrs May told reporters: "We as Government remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent agreements and we continue to work with all the parties in Northern Ireland and the Republic of ... Read More

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Ryan says Trump should let Mueller do his job

Ryan says Trump should let Mueller do his job

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening. Rosenstein said, "This may well be within the scope of the Special Counsel's investigation so I'm limited in what I can say about it", referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's possible ties to the Trump campaign and their effect on ... Read More

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Brexit talks may not start on June 19, David Davis suggests

The government waited nine months after that before officially activating the two-year withdrawal process and May's surprise call for snap elections delayed the start of talks by around another four weeks. Davis, whose Conservative Party is due to put its policy programme or Queen's Speech to parliament on June 19 after failing to win a majority during Thursday's election, said the Brexit talks would begin at some point next week. Read More

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Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path

The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding. Doctors said he was near death upon arrival at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . "Like all those who come to serve in our nation's capital, Steve loved this country ", Pence said. "We are encouraged in the improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours". Read More

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Theresa May to lose Prime Minister's seat

Theresa May to lose Prime Minister's seat

A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties, whose power-sharing administration in Belfast collapsed earlier this year. She has said she favours retaining the greatest possible level of access to Europe's single market. Media commentators agreed she had been badly damaged, and some predicted she and her strategy for Brexit could struggle to survive. Read More

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CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos

It is believed he was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed Mr Mueller as special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign. Since then Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey , has taken over the investigation. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Read More

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Many Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

Many Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

The new policies enacted by the president restrict individuals travelling to Cuba, and they seek to keep money out of the hands of the Cuban military. He has challenged Cuba to "come to the table" to strike a deal that serves both country's interests. "We will not be silenced in the face of Communist oppression any longer", Trump said. Read More

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Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says the two men held an elderly couple captive in their home, then took the couple's vehicle and led police on a auto chase and foot chase. Rowe, 43, and Dubose, 24, were on a state corrections bus with 31 other prisoners Tuesday morning when the two somehow got out of what should have been a locked, gated rear section of the bus, police said. Read More

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President Trump Blasts Report on Possible Obstruction of Justice Probe

The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. election is also looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice , media reports say, citing unnamed officials. President Donald Trump lashed out at his deputy attorney general Friday morning on Twitter . "Sad!" Trump tweeted Friday morning . Mr Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. Read More

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'Truly terrible thing' happened to American released by North Korea

He is in stable condition but sustained a severe neurological injury , the official said. A State Department source told CNN that Rodman's arrival had nothing to do with Warmbier's release . Kanter declined to share Warmbier's prognosis in the press conference as is the family's request. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. Read More

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Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near London tower fire

Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near London tower fire

Anger swelled, meanwhile, as survivors and others pressed for answers on whether inadequate safety systems or substandard construction material could have contributed to the blaze. The gap between building and cladding effectively acts as a pipe carrying flame: "This may enable fire to spread rapidly, unseen, through the external cladding system, if appropriate fire barriers have not been provided", it says. Read More

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Britain's May confident on power-saving deal, to open parliament next week

Britain's May confident on power-saving deal, to open parliament next week

Jeremy Corbyn , leader of Britain's main opposition, said his Labour Party would not support May's Queen's speech in the lower house of parliament to try to force her out of power through a vote of no-confidence. Though on the surface, Thursday's meetings with Northern Irish parties were aimed at breaking the logjam in forming a new cross-party regional government in the province, May needs broader acceptance in the province of a Conservative-DUP deal. Read More

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Gloria Hunniford and Rory Best recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Gloria Hunniford and Rory Best recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Northern Ireland football captain Steven Davis heads a list of more than 100 local people named in the Queen's Birthday Honours. "I was shocked and taken aback when I was told about it". Are you pleased that Ed Sheeran has been recognised in the list? The late politician's senior caseworker, Sandra Major, who witnessed the killing, receives an MBE for parliamentary services and service to the community in Batley and Spen. Read More

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Capitol Police Officers Hailed as Heroes After Baseball Practice Shooting

Capitol Police Officers Hailed as Heroes After Baseball Practice Shooting

Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who was at the scene of the shooting , also tweeted about the officers on Tuesday afternoon. At the end of the day, the attacker was killed and he had wounded five people: House Rep. Like David Bopp, press secretary for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , Ryan spokeswoman Molly Edwards did not so much as acknowledge whether Ryan has security detail. Read More

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Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

Amid stirrings earlier this week that Trump was possibly considering the idea of firing Mueller , it was Rosenstein who testified before a congressional hearing that such an act could not be taken without specific cause. Rosenstein - in charge because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation - then appointed Mueller as special counsel . Read More

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Germany's Merkel says European Union ready to negotiate Brexit, no change seen

The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has long argued that the initial talks should center on brokering deals on citizens' rights, money owed by the United Kingdom and the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The EU negotiator did not see any reason to push back the two-year talks process set to end in June 2019. The Conservative source said: "We're confident of getting an agreement, we're confident that the Queen's speech will be passed". Read More

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New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

In an explosive announcement that departed from Justice Department protocols against commenting on investigations, then-director Comey gave congressional testimony that induced the media to report , and much of the public to believe, that Trump was a prime suspect in an FBI investigation, focused on a suspected conspiracy between his campaign and Russian Federation to tamper with the election process. Read More

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Donald Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

Donald Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

Burr said they discussed questions that Coats told lawmakers he couldn't answer in public last week at a hearing, as well as the budget for intelligence for the next fiscal year. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Mr Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the United States election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year". Read More

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Trump Describes His Health Care Bill As

Trump Describes His Health Care Bill As "Mean"

Senator John Thune (R-SD) said that although the Senate would like to repeal all of Obamacare's taxes, they would still like to consider all of their options. But the definition of phenomenal hasn't been agreed upon between senators. Rob Portman of OH are seeking to fight opioid addiction is equivalent to the $4.5 billion per year that would be cut from treatment if Congress scrapped the Medicaid expansion, according to researchers at Harvard and New York University. Read More

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