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Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting

Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday that several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Game carries on, one day after shooting

The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson , died after the shootout. Scalise, 51, a Louisiana Republican who is the No. 3 House Republican, remained in critical condition at a hospital a few miles from the stadium after undergoing a third surgery on Thursday. [Full Article...]

In Philippine : Troops pound Islamists as death toll passes 300

The army spokesperson in Marawi City reports government forces have gained ground and retaken key structures in the city. "We took it really for granted". The fighting started when security forces attempted to arrest Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was reportedly appointed by the Islamic State as its "emir" for Southeast Asia. [Full Article...]

DUP agreement will end 'no deal' Brexit talk

Naomi Long of the non-sectarian Alliance Party said May did not reassure her of the government's neutrality in Northern Irish matters. The delegation of Sinn Féin - whose seven MPs refuse to take their seats at Westminster - is expected to include Mrs O'Neill, party president Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald, the party's deputy leader and a member of the Irish parliament. [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby faces 2nd trial in sexual assault case

But as Cosby exited the courtroom, spokesman Andrew Wyatt sent a powerful message to the gathered media. The district attorney who brought the charges, Kevin Steele , told reporters that the prosecution was seeking a retrial. "I see you. I love you". He reminded prosecutors and the defence that "a mistrial is neither vindication nor victory for anybody". Johnson is one of more than 50 women... [Full Article...]

Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

He would nearly certainly secure the prize if he can help Portugal win the Confederations Cup , the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup. "I have a pact with my players, I have a great relationship with each of them. Fernando Santos insists that helping Portugal to Confederations Cup glory is more important than the ongoing speculation surrounding star man Cristiano Ronaldo . [Full Article...]

Tillerson: PA has "changed policy", will stop paying terrorists' families

Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the State Department budget , said he would argue against that proposal when Tillerson testifies to his panel on Tuesday afternoon. Tillerson added that Trump told the Palestinians he has a "certain window of patience" on this issue, and that if it takes too long, he will lose interest, which could adversely affec... [Full Article...]

DUP to 'support soft Irish border' in Brexit talks

Conservative Party sources say May wants to show her government is up and running but her loss of authority in last week's election will make it harder to handle a hectic agenda - Brexit talks with the European Union, tackling a slowing economy, a political crisis in Ireland, and a devastating fire in London. [Full Article...]

AIIB's second annual meeting begins in S.Korea

AIIB's second annual meeting begins in S.Korea The third annual meeting was scheduled to be held in India in June 2018. With Argentina's participation announced on Friday, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has now six members in Latin America, a fact indicating its increasing influence in the region and around the world. [Full Article...]

Pyongyang returns USA student, now in a coma

Pyongyang returns USA student, now in a coma In 2013, a pre-presidential Donald Trump stated that Rodman was "smart" for undertaking a trip to North Korea , Politico reported at the time . China welcomed former basketball star Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea Wednesday, saying it supports efforts to build ties between Washington and Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Citing a memo from the general counsel's office of Trump's transition team, the Times said members were given the order on Thursday for any information involving Russian Federation or Ukraine in the latest sign of the investigation's expanding reach. [Full Article...]

Britain's Hammond to push for United Kingdom to stay in EU customs union

In a punchy intervention created to hike the pressure on Downing Street, he is also asking how last week's election result will affect the position on issues like Single Market membership, after days of speculation of a softer approach to Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May . [Full Article...]

Saskatoon woman recounts Notre Dame Cathedral chaos after attack on police officer

Dozens of armed police sealed off the area and locked down the central Paris cathedral, which is visited by millions of tourists every year. "We've gone from very sophisticated terrorism; now we are at a point where we have this basic terrorism using any basic tools they can find", Mr Collomb said in comments translated from French. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

President Donald Trump continued to fume this week over the continued attention paid to the Russian Federation probes, especially following a report that he's now under investigation for potential obstruction of justice . Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, also has retained an attorney to represent him. The White House confirmed Mr Mueller was among the candidates the president inte... [Full Article...]

Irish, British PMs to meet to talk Brexit, Northern Ireland crisis

Mr Adams said he was pushing the Taoiseach to raise the prospects with London of a border poll within five years on the future of the North and prospective Irish re-unification. DUP leader Arlene Foster , who met Mrs May in No 10 on Tuesday, is understood to have returned to Northern Ireland leaving her deputy Nigel Dodds to represent the party at Thursday's meeting. [Full Article...]

Hundreds suffer from food poisoning in Iraqi refugee camp

Irbil health department sent medic teams and 30 ambulances to the camp . At least 300 people remain in critical condition, she added. It quoted camp supervisor Rizgar Obed as saying that outside organisations had previously been banned from bringing in food, but the camp authorities had been forced "under great pressure" to change the regulations. [Full Article...]

Dems defeat GOP in baseball game, give trophy to Scalise

After accepting it gracefully, Mr Barton cracked: "Next year we won't be so nice". Police special agent David Bailey , injured in the shooting Wednesday in an Alexandria, Va., park, threw out the ceremonial first ball after it was presented to him by Joe Torre , former manager of the New York Yankees . [Full Article...]

Theresa May 'welled up' in meeting with Grenfell families, says reverend

Theresa May 'welled up' in meeting with Grenfell families, says reverend London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote an incensed letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May , warning her that community reaction to the fire is becoming " increasingly angry " due to poor political response. Locals also told Sky News of a gas installation they say left exposed pipes in the tower's stairwell, with a witness saying he saw blue flames shooting out. [Full Article...]

Mayor de Blasio announces new job plan

Mayor de Blasio announces new job plan De Blasio said all the jobs created under the plan would pay a minimum of $50,000 each year to employees. Now that de Blasio's finally giving employment growth belatedly serious attention, he must come to understand his new goals not as a sky to reach, but a floor that savvy and strategic stewardship of the city's economy must strive to stretch beyond. [Full Article...]

Fire victims in 'passionate' talks with PM

The figure of 30 which I gave yesterday is the number that I know, sadly, have at least died. Two of the dead have been confirmed as 24-year-old artist Khadija Saye and Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali (23). Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. Questioned as to whether the anger followed Mrs May's initial visit to the west ... [Full Article...]


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