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Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?

Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?

Donald Trump has called the ongoing investigation a "witch hunt", a "hoax" and an excuse by Democrats for why they lost the presidential race. Conservative media, led by Newsmax CEO and Trump friend Chris Ruddy , have suggested that the interview shows Mueller has a conflict in his special counsel investigation. Read More

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Seven sailors missing after USA destroyer collides with container ship

Seven sailors missing after USA destroyer collides with container ship

It said it remains uncertain how long it will take to gain access to the spaces inside the damaged destroyer in order to methodically search for the missing crew members. Two other sailors were also flown off the ship and treated for cuts and bruises. The Japanese Coast Guard said the destroyer experienced some flooding but was not in danger of sinking, while the merchant vessel was able to sail under its own power. Read More

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Irish PM Varadkar to meet DUP and Sinn Féin

Irish PM Varadkar to meet DUP and Sinn Féin

Northern Ireland's power-sharing government - designed by a 1998 peace deal to force cooperation between pro-British unionists and Irish nationalists who want Ireland to leave the United Kingdom - collapsed in January with Sinn Fein accusing the DUP of arrogantly refusing to treat them as equals. Read More

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Fine Gael leader to be announced

Fine Gael leader to be announced

Indian native Leo Varadkar , that is indeed his name not an Anglicised abbreviation, could well create history by becoming one of the youngest prime ministers in the world at the age of 38. He failed to be elected but later returned in 2004 to contest the Castleknock area as a replacement for Sheila Terry - receiving the highest first-preference vote in the country with 4,894 votes and was elected on the first count. Read More

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Police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower fire

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London . He wrote: "I am watching footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London ". Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William met with volunteers who have been distributing supplies for those affected by the disaster. "Nothing was done to improve fire-proofing standards, The Telegraph writes, while also citing changes in laws, unsafe cladding, no government reviews, and even missing sprinklers to try and ... Read More

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London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'

Afterwards, the prime minister's auto was chased by protesters unhappy with the government's response to the tragedy. Mrs May, who made a brief, private visit to the scene earlier, said: "The emergency services told me that the way this fire spread and took hold of the building was rapid, it was ferocious, it was unexpected". Read More

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Gillespie wins Virginia Republican nomination

Republicans, meanwhile, were given a choice between the old GOP era in Mr. Gillespie, who was a counselor to President George W. Bush, and the new GOP in Mr. "I trust his dedication to all Virginians", Lee said of Northam. Frank Wagner , a state senator from Virginia Beach, was a distant third. Addressing his supporters at the State Theatre, Perriello said: "Together we helped elevate mainstream ideas that should have been there all along", citing his support for a $15 minimum wage as an ... Read More

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Greek PM renews call for lenders to tackle Greece's debt

On Wednesday, his spokesman said it remained Germany's view that debt relief measures for Greece could only be decided after the existing third bailout ends in 2018. The euro zone has been reluctant to commit to concrete debt relief numbers now because it argues that if Greece does all that is required of it and keeps a high primary surplus - the budget before debt servicing costs - for decades, it may not need any debt relief at all. Read More

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Wales remain in contention after 1-1 draw with Serbia

Aleksandar Kolarov blasted the free-kick just over the top as the hosts cranked up the pressure but Vokes also went close at the other end, heading over from Ledley's corner. "Of course we're going to miss Gareth", Vokes said. "It's time to stand up now and get those points we need on the board". "I suffered there, we suffered there - and it was my fault". Read More

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Mayor Sadiq Khan confronted by irate Londoners after fire

Guardian reporter Jamie Grierson has been tweeting the posters of the missing. Twelve people are dead and the death toll is expected to rise from the fire, in a block of flats where up to 600 people lived. They essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminum sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material. Fire experts say the investigators will need to look at what materials were used and who approved their use. Read More

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US Govt agrees on new Sanctions on Russian Federation

Sanctions would be placed on Russians who violate human rights, supply weapons to the Bashar al-Asad regime in Syria or who are involved in the Russian defense and intelligence industry. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson criticized the new sanctions while testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, questioning how effective unilateral sanctions would be in deterring Russian Federation. Read More

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Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

Mr Trump was not under investigation before Mr Comey's firing, but reportedly is now facing scrutiny for obstruction of justice over the circumstances surrounding the ex-FBI chief's sacking, according to U.S. Trump's tweet comes on the heels of a vague statement on the investigation from Rosenstein , released late on Thursday, and the spate of exclusive stories about the latest developments. Read More

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Protesters storm town hall as anger grows over London fire

Protesters storm town hall as anger grows over London fire

The protesters barged their way through an automatic door and sought to gain entry to an upper floor. Police broke up a scuffle between members of the crowd as the Mrs May's auto drove off. A memorial wall has been created for people to write messages to the missing. Exterior cladding that was added during a recent refurbishment might have played a part, local residents have said. Read More

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Scalise Is Still In Critical Condition, But Doctors Are Optimistic

Witnesses said the shooting would have been a "massacre" if not for the Capitol Police officers on duty as part of Scalise's security detail and the gunfight that ensued as local law enforcement arrived. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said in remarks at the White House on Thursday. Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases ... Read More

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Trump reacts on Twitter after special counsel reportedly starts investigating him

The White House has recently made a practice of referring questions related to the investigation to Trump's personal lawyer, and aides and associates have urged the president to refrain from commenting on the case on Twitter. Trump writes , "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" On June 2, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was ordered to process CNN's request "as quickly as practicable", and six days ... Read More

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Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russian Federation probe

Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russian Federation probe

It culminated in a tweet Friday from President Donald Trump . Trump may be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey's performance. Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen , a former Virginia attorney general and US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mueller. Read More

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Trump slams widening Mueller probe

The memo to former transition team members on Thursday also seeks specific information on five people, the Times reported . "Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, ' particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated", Rosenstein said in a short statement released by the Justice Department. Read More

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Newt Gingrich: 'The President of the United States cannot obstruct justice'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Friday (above) that Donald Trump was innocent of obstruction of justice because he is president - even though Gingrich led the charge in impeaching former President Bill Clinton in 1998. But Goldberg pointed Gingrich back to the beginning of Trump's campaign, saying, "So, do you mean, because I recall - and maybe I'm insane - but I recall from the time the gentleman came down the escalator until the time he won, he was 24/7 on every ... Read More

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Violence in Kashmir kills 9

Violence in Kashmir kills 9

A policeman and a civilian were killed in two separate shootouts in Srinagar on Thursday evening while terrorist shot at and injured a woman in Katrasu village of south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Ahmed was a father of two daughters aged six and two. Kashmir women help a wailing relative of a slain policeman during a ceremony in Anantnag district, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on June 16, 2017. Read More

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Trump denounces reports of widening Russian Federation probe

Painter's comments come as Trump and his allies cast doubt on Mueller's ability to conduct a fair investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. President Donald Trump continued a campaign on Twitter on Friday against the investigations into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation. Read More

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Putin offers Comey political asylum in acerbic remarks

Putin offers Comey political asylum in acerbic remarks

Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a little of the secrecy around his grandchildren and mockingly offered ex-FBI chief James Comey asylum during his annual televised phone-in on Thursday (June 15). "I know the mood of our people, we don't believe America is our enemy", Putin continued. Yes, it continues from year to year. The Russian President said this while describing the sanctions' influence on Russia's economy, adding that Russia was now looking for new markets to export its ... Read More

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Russian Federation claims it killed two more Islamic State commanders in Syria - Ifax

Russian Federation claims it killed two more Islamic State commanders in Syria - Ifax

Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said that it was verifying information that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could have been killed in a Russian Aerospace Forces strike, carried out on May 28. Reports suggest he was radicalised during the four years he was held at Camp Bucca, a U.S. prison in southern Iraq where many al-Qaeda commanders were detained. Read More

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May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Sinn Fein, the SDLP and Alliance have all made clear that Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power sharing at Stormont because he has a conflict of interest. The Prime Minister will be desperate to get agreement from the DUP to back her legislative programme in the House of Commons or risk her government falling. Read More

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Gun debate under Trump tested by congressman's shooting

Gun debate under Trump tested by congressman's shooting

Writing and reporting about gun control inevitably makes you cynical about the political process. But they are pragmatic enough to know the latest shooting doesn't dramatically alter the dynamics of their uphill battle. Chelsea Parsons, vice president for guns and crime policy at the liberal Center for American Progress , noted however, that since the 2012 shooting in CT resulting in the deaths of 20 first-graders and six staff members at an elementary school, several states have imposed ... Read More

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Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

Scott Applewhite, File). Hodgkinson wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and several others. The baseball field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, is lighted as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents process the scene in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday , June 14, 2017, after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. Read More

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May Sets Up Meeting With Irish "Kingmakers"

Both the Tories and the DUP have said they believe a deal is in sight . Before meeting Foster, May chaired her first cabinet meeting since the general election. In an article for the Times on Tuesday, the new Environment Secretary Michael Gove - who has clashed with May in the past - said she was the ideal person to secure a Brexit agreement that "commanded the widest possible support" given her track record of "seeing through vital jobs to the end". Read More

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Kiwis beat Oracle in 1st 2 America's Cup races in Bermuda

Kiwis beat Oracle in 1st 2 America's Cup races in Bermuda

Both ACC boats were even off the start-line in Race Two, but Team NZ built superior speed to the first mark and quickly extended to more than a minute in front at the third gate. After going into the competition one point down, the New Zealanders needed to win eight races to win the America's Cup , the world's oldest worldwide sporting competition. Read More

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Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M

Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M

Administrations often release promised documents once journalists have left the office for the weekend, hoping that any damaging info would get lost in the news cycle turnover. The financial disclosure forms list a filer's positions held on companies and in a separate section the filer's assets and income they generate. The disclosure showed that Trump reported an income of at least $594 million (530.5 million euros) for 2016 and assets worth at least $1.4 billion. Read More

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Israeli officer killed, 3 Palestinian attackers shot dead

Israeli policemen secure the scene of the shooting and stabbing attack outside Damascus gate in Jerusalem's old city June 16, 2017. If IS's claim of involvement was true, it would be its first direct action against Israel . The attack was the latest bloodshed in a wave of Palestinian attacks on civilians and soldiers that erupted in 2015. Israel had eased restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem and Israel from the West Bank for Ramadan. Read More

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Angry protests in wake of London fire

May promised to hold a public inquiry into a fire that killed at least 17 people when it engulfed a 24-storey social housing block in West London , expressing her sorrow in a televised statement after meeting with the emergency services. "We were looking for her to say that she is here with the community", Simon McDonald, who grew up in the area, told the Guardian . Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. Read More

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