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No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Bush administration, when Mueller was Federal Bureau of Investigation director and Comey was deputy attorney general. A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller , although the White House later denied it. [Full Article...]

Indians held by IS in Iraq's Mosul are alive: Ministry

Indians held by IS in Iraq's Mosul are alive: Ministry Since ISIS has suffered serious setbacks in their fight to retain Mosul, it is likely that they are now holding hostages and using them as human shield. People who have tried to step out have been shot by the ISIS snipers. Of these, 371,000 are being aided in camps, where they receive tents, mattresses, blankets, buckets and kitchen utensils. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe The president also appears to attack his deputy attorney general in a tweet . Trump's tweet appears to be a reference to a memo Rosenstein issued shortly after assuming his position in the DOJ. Mueller was looking into whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice. Comey was sacked on 9 May, and initially the White House cited his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private emai... [Full Article...]

Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting

Would-be gunman launched into Trump tirade before shooting James Hodgkinson began firing at Republicans during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Rep. Steve Scalise , R-La., and four others were injured in the shooting before U.S. The wife of the Alexandria, Virginia, gunman said she's shocked about the attack and had no idea what her husband was planning. She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, d... [Full Article...]

Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

Without doubt it will impact those in tourism who have benefited from a threefold increase in USA visits in the last two years, although it remains unclear how much. Payments to numerous Cuban companies owned by the regime's security forces will also be restricted. They will be restricted. Other members of the luncheon meeting, held in a Miami suburb, expressed disappointment that they were not ... [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby trial: Judge declares mistrial after jury fails to reach verdict

Bill Cosby trial: Judge declares mistrial after jury fails to reach verdict Cosby's career and good-guy image were already in tatters by the time his chief accuser took the witness stand, and the prosecution's decision to pursue a second trial keeps him in legal limbo. Lena Dunham took to Twitter to remind everyone that the trial is about much more than the former Cosby Show star. The case was settled in March 2006 after months of depositions that would come back to hau... [Full Article...]

5 police killed in rebel ambush in Indian-controlled Kashmir

5 police killed in rebel ambush in Indian-controlled Kashmir Intelligence sources said that search operation is still ongoing but have been hampered by stone-pelters who are targeting the security forces from different sides. In Occupied Kashmir, two civilians were martyred and several others injured due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on unarmed civilians across the territory since last evening. [Full Article...]

Brexit talks won't be delayed

The announcement was agreed today between Brexit minister David Davis and the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, the ministry said. The state opening will be followed by days of parliamentary debate and a confidence vote that will be the first major challenge for the new government. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris Was Interrupted During a Hearing About Trump and Russia, Again

Kamala Harris Was Interrupted During a Hearing About Trump and Russia, Again While asking Sessions about his refusal to answer questions Tuesday concerning conversations he may have had with President Donald Trump , Harris , a California Democrat, was interrupted by Sen . As you'd expect from a former federal prosecutor, Harris drilled down. McCain: Mr. Chairman, they should be allowed to answer the question. Even though Sessions managed to avoid giving h... [Full Article...]

British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties

Journalist Owen Jones, who is leading a demonstration in London against the prospect of the DUP in Government, has called it "a menace to LGBT rights and women's rights". Sir John said he want May to "succeed and stay" as the PM and understands clearly why she is doing the deal with the DUP however, his "main concern" is the Northern Ireland peace process. [Full Article...]

U.S. not to repeat past mistakes in Afghanistan: Mattis

Four months ago, Army Gen. John Nicholson, who commands US and worldwide forces in Afghanistan, said he needed several thousand more troops. Public affairs officers at the Department of Defense and Operation Inherent Resolve did not immediately respond to requests from Task & Purpose for comment. [Full Article...]

Trump Should Think Twice Before Rolling Back Obama's Cuba Policy

Trump Should Think Twice Before Rolling Back Obama's Cuba Policy While campaigning previous year in Miami, which is home to a large Cuban-American population, Trump pledged to reverse Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba unless it met certain "demands", including granting Cubans religious and political freedom, and releasing all political prisoners. [Full Article...]

Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst

Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst Standing behind glass partitions in the defendant's area, he continued: "Death to the enemies of America". In a video uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, Fletcher thanked the outpouring support he has received for defending Destinee Magnum, 16, and her 17-year-old Muslim friend, who has yet to identified. [Full Article...]

Coal industry in sharp decline as world turns to cleaner fuel

Coal industry in sharp decline as world turns to cleaner fuel The production figure represents the largest decline on record and was driven by China and the USA, which recorded drops of 7.9 percent and 19 percent respectively. 2016 was the third consecutive year which saw subdued growth in carbon emissions. Renewables such as solar and wind power were the fastest growing source of energy, rising by 12 percent and accounting for a third of the overall gro... [Full Article...]

In defeat for Theresa May, Conservatives lose majority in UK Parliament

In defeat for Theresa May, Conservatives lose majority in UK Parliament Mrs May gave no details of the pact with the pro-Brexit DUP, whose 10 seats, when combined with the Conservatives' 318, will give the party the majority it needs to form a government. As a Conservative, I am of course disappointed to see the party lose seats in yesterday's General Election, especially Ben Howlett who was a champion for equality, in particular in his role on the Women and Equalitie... [Full Article...]

Trump criticizes latest court ruling against travel ban

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was reviewed a March ruling by a Hawaii-based federal judge that blocked parts of Trump's order. It also did not provide any link between their nationality and their propensity to commit terrorism. They also cited White House press secretary Sean Spicer's confirmation that Trump's tweets are "considered official statements by the Preside... [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' To North Korea

Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' To North Korea When asked if he had spoken to Trump at all, Rodman said, "I'm pretty sure he's happy at the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need". Rodman appeared twice on Trump's pre-presidency " Celebrity Apprentice " show and praised the future president on Twitter during last year's election campaign. [Full Article...]

Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China

Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China African nations São Tomé and Príncipe and Gambia announced they would sever relations with Taiwan past year. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the expanded Panama Canal previous year in an effort to shore up ties with its Latin American ally. [Full Article...]

Populists' surge in Italy stops in voting for Italy's mayors

Populists' surge in Italy stops in voting for Italy's mayors The political climate ahead of the vote became febrile this week after a deal on electoral reform among the main parties broke down amid bitter recriminations. The center-right, dominated by the Northern League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, is favorite in Verona in the northeast, while the center-left is expected to keep control of L'Aquila, capital of the central Abruzzo region. [Full Article...]

May strikes deal with DUP following shock result

Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will be able to govern effectively or whether she may eventually resign. They will have more power to probe and to try to derail some of the things that we are hoping to get through Parliament. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations", Donald Tusk, leader of the E... [Full Article...]


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