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Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies aged 87

Kohl died Friday at 87. After the Soviet Union relinquished control of Eastern Europe, Kohl launched his push for reunification, with constant reassurances to Western leaders that a united Germany posed no threat. Kohl linked his dedication to a united Europe to his roots in a part of Germany close to France and his boyhood memories of wartime. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said "am... [Full Article...]

Trump 'faces obstruction of justice probe'

President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice , U.S. media reports say. Mr Comey , who had been leading one of several Russian Federation inquiries, testified to Congress last week that Mr Trump had pressured him to drop the inquiry into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

'Soft' Brexit or no Brexit

'Soft' Brexit or no Brexit 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 past year. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at 'bad' and 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators

U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice , the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Titled "This story is just another examples [sic] of more illegal leaks coming out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the investigative process", the section states that "members of the inves... [Full Article...]

London fire could delay Brexit talks

Thursday's General Election saw the Conservatives win only 318 seats, eight shy of winning an overall majority. After meeting the prime minister in Downing Street , Arlene Foster said: "Discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". [Full Article...]

Scalise in critical condition

The gunman , identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson , died of wounds he sustained during a shootout with police. "While the president would like to attend the game and show his support for all of these fearless public servants, he has been advised that there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols", he said . [Full Article...]

Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire counsel

The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election has expanded its investigation to explore whether or not President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, according a report published Wednesday in the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Social media posts shed light on James Hodgkinson

In a 2015 Facebook post , Hodgkinson shared a political cartoon about Rep. Scalise and added the comment: "Here's a Republican that should lose his job, but they gave him a raise". The FBI was already combing through Hodgkinson's IL home by the time his identity was released to the public. Although Hodgkinson had been going to the YMCA in Alexandria every day at 7am, no one had seen him work ... [Full Article...]

Congress gunman raged against Trump online

Hodgkinson did post a number of hateful social media articles and messages against President Trump including one that said "it's time to destroy Trump & Co". He said Hodgkinson's wife left for work in the morning. "I can't wrap my head around it". House members from both parties say the annual charity baseball game will go on Thursday as planned. [Full Article...]

Sir John Major: Tory-DUP deal may endanger fragile peace process

Britain's Brexit minister David Davis and the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier will start talks over Britain's departure from the EU on Monday, Britain's Department for Exiting the European Union said on Thursday. However, EU leaders fretting over the prospect of Brexit causing a domino effect will be reassured by clear findings that no other EU nation is close to wanting to ... [Full Article...]

Michigan Health Chief Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

Roughly 100 people became ill and 12 are believed to have died. Manslaughter is a serious charge . Lyon, 49, of Marshall, is accused of causing the death of Robert Skidmore on December 13, 2015, by failing to alert the public about a foreseeable outbreak of Legionnaires' disease . [Full Article...]

Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

But the position changed after Mr Comey was sacked on May 9. Because of that necessarily foregone conclusion, the debate over whether he is, or ought to be, subject to prosecution is distracting the discussion from the far more important question about the impact of his actions regarding the Russian Federation investigation, which show flagrant disregard for longstanding institutional norms and, w... [Full Article...]

Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

In October, the US Supreme Court declined a request from the Obama administration to rehear the case. Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block the policy implemented by former President Barack Obama which would have granted deferred deportation to almost 5 million undocumented immigrants. [Full Article...]

UK PM eyes deal to prop up minority government

The Conservative government lost their majority in the House of Commons last week , and so they need to form a deal with the ultra-conservative Northern Ireland party, the DUP , who are heavily against LGBT rights . Theresa May called an unnecessary general election in the hopes of receiving a clear mandate from the citizens of the United Kingdom: that they trust her and her Conservative ... [Full Article...]

London's Adele, Rita and Lily help relief effort

However, it wasn't just Adele who expressed her support to the victims of the tragic fire. The singer made trends in the social media, and a lot of them praised the star for what she did. Lots of her fans were grateful for her presence on the vigil . Other stars throwing support behind victims included Rita Ora who sent prayers to the victims of Wednesday morning's horror blaze in a tower... [Full Article...]

Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'

Mueller has wide authority to look into matters related to Russian election meddling, including collusion with Trump operatives, financial links between Trump and Russia, and Trump's possible efforts to obstruct the inquiry. Several of those steps would require justice department officials, including Rosenstein, to go along with the president's orders. In a freaky, televised cabinet meeting ... [Full Article...]

Chris Ruddy Says He Did Not Speak With Trump About Firing Mueller

Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions, one of the president's earliest high-profile backers. Now that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, then the authority to sack Mueller rests with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . [Full Article...]

Unnamed Sources: Trump Now Being Investigated for Obstruction

The document has a section labeled, "If this leaked account is true, it means the Special Counsel has struck out on trying to probe collusion, and is shifting to obstruction in an effort to save face". Politco/Morning Consult found 45 percent approve of the president's work in office thus far, compared to 44 percent the week before. The latest White House crisis struck on the evening of Trump's ... [Full Article...]

Adams tells Theresa May she's in breach of the Good Friday Agreement

The remarks suggested that the French President not only believed that Britain could change its mind on leaving the European Union but also that the UK Government's minority status meant there was a reduced mandate for Brexit in Britain . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump reportedly being investigated for possible obstruction of justice

Donald Trump reportedly being investigated for possible obstruction of justice According to BBC, Mr. Gingrich wrote on Twitter that: "Republicans are mistaken if they think the special counsel is going to be impartial". I can assure you that it's important to me that it be done expeditiously, and I communicated that to Director Mueller, and I'm sure he also appreciates the importance of moving as quickly as we can. [Full Article...]


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