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Brexit talks: Hammond says jobs and economy the priority

Her Conservative Party called such an arrangement "necessary" in its election manifesto. "But we have to be honest, it will take much more than that for us to be convinced that the DUP tail is not wagging the Tory dog", he told reporters. [Full Article...]

May in talks with Northern Irish parties over DUP deal

Although talks are said to have gone well, the fire tragedy in London , has delayed a deal being signed. Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". [Full Article...]

MI farmers oppose changing Cuba policy

MI farmers oppose changing Cuba policy On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that reversed several parts of policies enacted by former President Barack Obama . But while Trump's policy backtracks on some of President Obama's efforts to engage with the island, key directives will remain in place. [Full Article...]

Local and national reaction to President Trump's new Cuba policy

Local and national reaction to President Trump's new Cuba policy President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington , after speaking about Cuba policy in Miami . "I think it is a step in the right direction that the Trump administration is going to follow the immigration laws that have been passed by Congress and are on the books and it's not going to continue President Obama's illegal executive amnesty in the DAPA program", said Senato... [Full Article...]

Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery

Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". "Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise today", LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri said before the team left for Omaha. Two lawmakers who were leaving practice when they encountered Hodgkinson before the shooting believe he was targeting Republicans . The bipartisan spirit was pres... [Full Article...]

On Day 5 of jury talks, Cosby thanks fans and supporters

On Day 5 of jury talks, Cosby thanks fans and supporters Andrea Constand , right, returns to the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. Dozens of women have come forward to say Cosby drugged and assaulted them, but this was the only case to result in criminal charges. Cosby tweeted the message on Friday shortly after jurors asked to review his lurid testimo... [Full Article...]

Furious Trump blasts Comey sacking probe 'witch hunt'

Furious Trump blasts Comey sacking probe 'witch hunt' The tweets came shortly after Rosenstein issued his unusual statement that appeared to be warning about the accuracy of such reports. "However, nothing has changed", said Ian Prior, a Justice Department spokesman. The President tweeted on Friday morning that he was "being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!". [Full Article...]

Pence hires veteran Washington lawyer to handle Russian Federation probe

But as the special counsel investigation progresses - focusing increasingly on the president himself and his actions in office - the vice president's account as a possible witness may become more relevant. The investigation is also looking into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. The vice president was kept in the dark for almost two weeks about Flynn's misstatements, b... [Full Article...]

Deliberations continue in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Three of them pertain to wanting to review what Cosby said and another two are about the testimony of his accuser, Andrea Constand . The testimony is relevant because Cosby is charged with giving pills to Constand, a former Temple University employee, to incapacitate her before their sexual encounter. [Full Article...]

EU's Brexit Point Man Barnier: 'I Can't Negotiate With Myself'

The topic of Brexit - and what kind of a deal we will negotiate - was key to the election result, many believe What is a soft Brexit? While European leaders try to gauge what to expect from the Brexit talks due to begin in Brussels on Monday, May is so weakened that her own Brexit strategy is the subject of public debate in her own party, and by her potential allies. [Full Article...]

Trump's Cuba Policy Calls For Tightening Of Trade, Travel Restrictions

The 12 forms of authorized travel to Cuba include travel for professional research and professional meetings; educational activities; public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; humanitarian projects; and activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes. [Full Article...]

Helmut Kohl, German reunifier, dies

The colossally-built Kohl, of the Christian Democratic Union, was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (or West Germany) from 1982 to 1990, and then of reunited Germany till 1998 after the German Democratic Republic merged with it after fall of its communist government. [Full Article...]

Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

Comey told Congress last week that before being sacked, Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn , who was forced to quit for lying about his links to Moscow. "We risk a constitutional crisis if this president tries again to stop this legitimate investigation into the role of Russians in our last election", said Democratic whip Dick ... [Full Article...]

Sinn Fein cautious on DUP, May tie-up but would welcome funding

He spoke out after holding face-to-face talks with Theresa May in Downing Street aimed at kick-starting the stalled Northern Ireland peace process. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate " rigorous impartiality " in their dealings with the different political traditions in Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

President Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

EDT. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. This post has been updated . Alternatively, Trump could name a new acting deputy attorney general. "However, nothing has changed". In recent days, there have been major rumors that the president was thinking about firing Mueller. Rosenstein also said that he saw no reason to relieve Mueller from his special counsel dut... [Full Article...]

UK PM seeks political alliance in Northern Ireland

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned London not to waste time, as Brussels waits for embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May to name a date for talks. Though Foster supported Brexit, she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union, given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. [Full Article...]

Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition

The ticket sales for the game rose steadily since the shooting Wednesday at the Republican baseball practice, reports said quoting organizers. In his address on Friday, Trump lauded Scalise, saying he is beloved across Washington , embodies everything public service is about, is dedicated to his constituents, devoted to his values, and deeply committed to his country . [Full Article...]

Dems, GOP join on ball field as they don't in Congress

Dems, GOP join on ball field as they don't in Congress Scalise's surgeon says he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", despite being at risk of death when he arrived at the hospital. Scalise was fielding balls at second base during the practice Wednesday when he was shot in the hip, and sustained serious injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. [Full Article...]

Trump obstruction charge is investigated as Texas Tribune polls released

This could raise questions as to the conflict between Kushner's personal problems and his role as a public official. The Washington Post had earlier reported that investigators were scrutinizing separate meetings that Kushner held with Russians in December - first with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and then with Sergey Gorkov, the head of a state-owned Russian development bank. [Full Article...]

Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

After the firestorm caused by Comey's firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, to take over the DOJ Russia investigation. The furious early morning barrage of tweets - his second in as many days - came as the special counsel investigating Russia's influence over his election pieced together a high-caliber legal team and readied to begin interviews. [Full Article...]


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