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Sen. Bernie Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign Duncan said he's sure Hodgkinson was the person he spoke with before the shooting based on photos the Alexandria police circulated. In March, Hodgkinson met with sheriff deputies in IL after they received calls that he had fired 50 shots on his property. [Full Article...]

London firefighters traumatised by 'horrendous' scenes, chief says

The death toll was expected to rise further as crews picked their way through the blackened skeleton of the building, home to around 600 people . Thursday morning, smoke was still wafting out of the shell of the Grenfell Tower . "We owe that to the families, to the people who have lost loved ones, friends and their homes in which they lived", she said. "The truth has got to come out, and it w... [Full Article...]

Schumer parodies Trump's praise-filled Cabinet meeting

Schumer parodies Trump's praise-filled Cabinet meeting After Trump extolled the achievements of his young administration, asserting that he had accomplished more than any president in his first six months -with "few exceptions", like President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - his Cabinet added on more accolades. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's personal ratings plummet as support for Jeremy Corbyn surges

With the Australian government planning to raise fees and cut university funding , news.com.au looked at the question of whether the UK Labour leader's idea - which helped deliver the party a better than expected result in the election - was "as insane as it sounds". [Full Article...]

Singapore exports shrink again in May but electronics hold up

Singapore exports shrink again in May but electronics hold up Singapore's economic growth is expected to quicken to 2.5% this year from last year's 2.0%, led by a surge in manufacturing even as other sectors remain subdued, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore's latest quarterly survey of professional forecasters released earlier this week. [Full Article...]

EU Ready For Brexit Negotiations

EU Ready For Brexit Negotiations Merkel said Britain was part of Europe regardless of Brexit, and that she wanted the country to remain a good partner. The Prime Minster lost her majority in the Commons, but was still able to form a Government as the largest party. British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election , dealing a major blow to Prime ... [Full Article...]

John Major warns against Tory deal with DUP

The report cited unnamed sources, and the finance ministry declined to comment. "I say that not just because of some of the views of the DUP that, perhaps not all of us, but many of us feel deeply uncomfortable about, but I also say that because of a real concern about the disregard that is being shown for the Northern Irish peace process". [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Mueller examining possible obstruction by Trump

Trump wrote, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Mueller Probing Obstruction Case Against Trump

The interviews could come as early as this week, the Post said. Testifying at a packed Senate hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, also rejected any idea of misconduct in the ouster of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". [Full Article...]

Britain's May urges Northern Irish government deal by June 29

Britain's May urges Northern Irish government deal by June 29 The Prime Minister is to hold talks with political leaders from Northern Ireland in a bid to allay fears the anticipated parliamentary deal with the Democratic Unionists will undermine the peace process. Their influence on the British government is a cause for deep concern that must be addressed to assure the public and political parties of the independence of the talks process. [Full Article...]

U.S. lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

The shooting prompted talk of improving security for lawmakers, most of whom are unaccompanied by officers in their normal day-to-day pursuits. Trump spoke during a White House event devoted to what aides called "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives". [Full Article...]

President Pence hires own lawyer for Russian Federation probes

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 Attorney General Jeff Sessions - about whether Trump sought to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation and the criminal probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn ... [Full Article...]

Macron headed for overwhelming parliamentary majority

Macron headed for overwhelming parliamentary majority Record low turnout of 49 percent in Sunday's first round detracted from the performance of Macron's untested team, raising concerns over the strength of his mandate. By late afternoon, just 41 percent of registered voters on the French mainland had cast ballots. Le Pen, herself in a commanding position to be elected to the national parliament for the first time after winning 46 percent of first... [Full Article...]

Britain, EU in suspense

Despite the uncertainty over her ability to govern, May had confirmed that Brexit negotiations - expected to be the most complex global talks Britain has held for decades - would begin as planned next week. He told Sky News that the reality of the election results meant that May and her government would need to reach out past party lines. "So there is a lot of anxiety and a lot of fear out of ... [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Investigating President Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

The White House denied that Trump ever discussed the matter with Ruddy. After Comey's testimony, in which Comey said the president himself was not under investigation, Trump claimed he felt "total and complete vindication". "Mr. Gingrich said Mueller was 'a superb choice" with an impeccable reputation for fairness just a few weeks ago, but now says that there is no way Mueller can be fair. [Full Article...]

London flats' fire death toll rises to 17, many still missing

Thirty-seven people remained in hospital, with 17 of them in critical care. Seventeen people have been confirmed dead but the police have warned that this figure is expected to rise. Specially trained dogs were being brought in to aid the search. Police were unsure whether they would even be able to identify everyone. Nadia, her husband, their three daughters and the girls' grandmother have no... [Full Article...]

Suspect identified in China kindergarten explosion; 8 killed

Suspect identified in China kindergarten explosion; 8 killed Police found materials for the homemade bombs in his rented house near the blast site. Initial reports said 59 were injured, but Xinhua and other media reported Friday that 65 were injured including eight who remained in critical condition. [Full Article...]

Republicans pass banking bill, Knight touts small business impact

The largely party-line vote was 233-186, as Republicans argued the rules created to prevent another meltdown were making it harder for community banks to lend and hampered the economy. Dodd-Frank has done just the opposite and was one of the worst pieces of legislation from the Obama era . "As a result, community banks are not only making fewer loans to local job creators, they are closing ... [Full Article...]

Gunshots Ring Out at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice

Gunshots Ring Out at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice US lawmakers returned to regular business on Thursday and prepared to play their annual charity baseball game , one day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition . [Full Article...]

Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 _ Team Scalise

Play ball! GOP, Dems battle as 1 _ Team Scalise Trump is also crediting the congressman for bringing people together. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those wounded today and their families". Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Mika, a former aide to Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg, is director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington , D.C., office and has worked for the company for more than six years. [Full Article...]


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