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The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions

The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions Comey testified last week that Trump pressured him to "let go" of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn , before Trump fired him. "If he continues to be persecuted in this connection, we will be ready to provide political asylum to him, he should know about that", Putin said of Comey in his remarks. [Full Article...]

Theresa May under pressure to soften Brexit stance

The Times newspaper said finance minister Philip Hammond would push May not to leave the customs union - an arrangement which guarantees tariff-free trade within the bloc but prohibits members from striking third-party trade deals. Republican Sinn Fein does not recognize British jurisdiction in Ireland and party MPs do not swear an oath to the Queen, meaning they can not take their seats in the Ho... [Full Article...]

White House says Trump won't fire Mueller

Judy Woodruff talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections about an interview with Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy about Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation, the struggle for the Trump administration to change the conversation back to its agenda and the potential fatigue factor of a dramatic presidency. [Full Article...]

Blue plaque unveiled to mark David Bowie's Soho recording studio

Blue plaque unveiled to mark David Bowie's Soho recording studio Today, ABBA have been awarded one of the 47 blue plaques awarded by BBC Sussex for BBC's Music Day. David Bowie was the greatest of the London boys that came out of the 60s. "I'm sure he'd be very chuffed". The music venue and theatre was nominated by BBC Three Counties listeners before going through two rounds of selection by expert and national panels. [Full Article...]

Teen Didn't Skip Chemistry Exam After Losing It All In London Fire

Teen Didn't Skip Chemistry Exam After Losing It All In London Fire I want to do A-level chemistry and I need an A in science so I was thinking of my future when I chose to sit the exam'. What they thought was a small blaze, of course, was far from it. "The future is still uncertain and we will look to the future when it arrives". As the stories of bravery and perseverance associated with the London fire begin to surface, we're shown time and again how stron... [Full Article...]

Special counsel reviewing whether Trump committed obstru

Comey had previously assured Trump he was not under investigation. The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired Comey. [Full Article...]

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting now dead

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting now dead On Facebook in 2015, Hodgkinson made at least one comment about the Republican congressman he is accused of eventually attacking in person. James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois wounded four people, including Congressman Steve Scalise , two U.S. [Full Article...]

Photos show Duterte at Villamor Air Base, travels back to Davao

Photos show Duterte at Villamor Air Base, travels back to Davao Considering the schedule that he has given, he needs to rest", he added. "The President is well - the President just needs [rests]", Presidential Spokeperson Ernesto Abella said during today's press conference. In his Independence Day message, the President paid tribute to the patriotism and undaunted spirit of the Filipino as displayed by those who fought hard to free the country from colonizer... [Full Article...]

Trump slams obstruction of justice story on Twitter

The President had received private assurances from the then intelligence chief he was not personally under investigation. Besides the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the intelligence committee, other probes into possible Trump campaign ties with Moscow are being conducted by the Justice Department, Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee. [Full Article...]

Nigeria army says it killed Boko Haram leader, frees 9 kids

Nigeria army says it killed Boko Haram leader, frees 9 kids Boko Haram sometimes uses kidnapped girls and boys to carry out suicide attacks. He said, "Lance Corporal Hilary Joel, who was convicted for murder of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist in Damboa, was sentenced to death". The sect member who appeared in a video clip released last Saturday evening by the Abubakar Shekau faction of the sect, also dismissed as false the reconciliation moves betwee... [Full Article...]

Gold, silver down after US Fed hikes rates

Gold, silver down after US Fed hikes rates The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46.09 points, or 0.2 percent, to a record 21,374.56. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.7 percent, led by resource shares. The dollar rose to its highest in more than two weeks as solid readings on the US economy helped strengthen the case for the Fed to continue tightening. [Full Article...]

Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice -Wash Post

Donald Trump is now being investigated over whether he personally tried to obstruct justice, according to United States media. The crime of obstruction of justice occurs when one "obstructs, influences or impedes any official proceeding". Comey's having written contemporaneous memos describing what happened may add to the believability of his story. But Trump certainly has one thing right: His pre... [Full Article...]

Gerry Adams says Tory-DUP deal in breach of Good Friday Agreement

Mrs May is expected to bring forward a heavily watered down programme for Government after losing her Commons majority in the general election . Talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to secure support for a minority government are to continue in London today, a DUP spokesman said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

North Korea a 'clear and present danger', US defence secretary warns

North Korea a 'clear and present danger', US defence secretary warns The resolution adopted by the council adds four entities, including banks, and 14 North Korean officials to the United Nations sanctions blacklist, meaning that they can not travel overseas and all of their assets have been frozen. But it differs from the United States and its allies on how to rein in the North's rapidly escalating nuclear and ballistic missile program. He called North Korea ... [Full Article...]

Two US Navy vessels arrive in Doha for joint exercise

Two US Navy vessels arrive in Doha for joint exercise The Pentagon did not provide additional details on the sale but Bloomberg reported it could include as many as 36 warplanes. Qatar will sign a deal to buy as many as 36 F-15 jets from the U.S. Having taken a strong stance against Qatar - and having received what appeared to be the preliminary support of the USA president - Saudi Arabia and its partners will be reluctant to back dow... [Full Article...]

Scalise shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

Scalise shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this' House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remained in critical condition Wednesday as President Donald Trump visited his bedside after Scalise was shot during an early morning GOP baseball practice. Hodgkinson was killed in the shooting by police. In an interview with the Belleville-News Democrat soon after the incident, the Hodgkinson described the young woman as a 'very practical, level-headed g... [Full Article...]

Mosul displaced: Hundreds of Iraqis ill with food poisoning in camp

On Qatari state television meanwhile, a repeatedly aired program has discussed how the ongoing diplomatic dispute has stopped it from providing meals to Syrian refugees at a major camp in Jordan. He put the number of ill people at 850. "The police authorities are now carrying out an investigation into the incident", the UNHCR said in a statement on Facebook Tuesday . [Full Article...]

Cosby Rape Trial Heads To Jury; Defense Called Only One Witness

Bill Cosby's accuser Andrea Constand leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in the Cosby trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Gianna Constand , the accuser's fiercely protective mother, testified that Cosby apologized over the phone to her and her daughter and offered to pay for her schooling. [Full Article...]

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to campaign

Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to campaign Authorities say the gunman in Alexandria, Virgina was 66-year-old James Hodgkinson who lived in Belleville, which is a town in southwestern IL off Interstate 64. Told they were GOP lawmakers, Hodgkinson walked back to his vehicle. The congressional staffer, who works for Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, was shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital. [Full Article...]

Parliament Opening Date Set, Suggesting Tory Deal Reached

The Conservatives have reached a " broad agreement " with the DUP , a source told AFP on Thursday. "I am dubious about it". On Thursday, May visited the wreckage of an apartment building in west London , where at least 17 people were killed in a fire, and ordered a public inquiry . [Full Article...]


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