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A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems

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President Trump urged Americans on Thursday to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise as he fights for life a day after being shot on a baseball field. "Trump said by playing the game "you are demonstrating to the world that we will not be intimidated" by threats, or acts of violence". Read More »

London fire manslaughter charges tipped

English authorities determined that a Whirlpool refrigerator with the brand name Hotpoint ignited the fire in the Grenfell Tower that resulted in the deaths or presumed deaths of at least 79 people. She said: "We are looking at every criminal offence from manslaughter onwards". Hounslow Council said its cladding contained "rockwool", which is a "non-combustible product, unlike the case of the Grenfell Tower". Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after US downing of Syrian jet

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The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 shoot-down, when a US F-15 destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near US-backed local forces. forces and threatened to shoot down coalition planes that flew west of the Euphrates river after the United States shot down a Syrian-piloted bomber that flew too close to a US-supported force advancing on the Isis bastion of Raqqa in northern Syria. Read More »

BJP wooing dalits via Kovind: Shiv Sena

With the Shiv Sena vocally expressing its views independently on the Presidential election , Shah is expected to bring the Maharashtra ally on board for the July 17 poll. Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23, Shah said in Delhi after a almost two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board. The Shiv Sena had earlier said it may choose an "independent" path in the election to the highest constitutional office. Read More »

South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace

The Geneva Convention says countries should accept someone as a refugee if they have fled their own country because of a 'well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion'. Read More »

Trump tweet appears to confirm investigation

Thomas' reporting confirms those interview will take place, though he cautions Mueller has not yet chose to conduct a full-scale investigation and describes this stage of this inquiry as "preliminary". "If that happens Mike Pence will soon become the 46th President ", Painter wrote . I really, truly believe that. The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped conversations. Read More »

Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

A North Korean foreign ministry official confirmed that Warmbier was released and left the country Tuesday morning. After confessing, Otto Warmbier was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor . basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed country where he previously met leader Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Haley: 'President Trump believes the climate is changing'

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The regulations were unattainable. But the agreement leaves it up to each nation how exactly to meet that goal. "If we had gone down this path, and done what the Europeans wanted us to do, we would have been increasingly non-competitive on manufacturing". Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Month

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Thursday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day , bringing to light the constant scams and mistreatment seniors face. Ohio's population of adults age 60 or older, which stood at 2.28 million in 2010, is expected to grow to 3.37 million by 2030, according to the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. Read More »

About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

The announcement could be made to the public "as early as next week", according to the AP. "What is the USA objective, what's the USA mission and why are we bombing anybody in Afghanistan?" The current number stands at approximately 8,400. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn in before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., June 13, 2017 . "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected with the Trump campaign", Sessions said. Sessions said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein prepared a memo on Comey's performance that "noted some serious problems" with his performance. Read More »

China, Russia should enhance ties: Chinese president

Counterterrorism is a key goal of SCO members and has a special centre at Tashkhen for that objective. China's State media today reported that Xi only held talks with PM Modi, as well as with leaders of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and the King of Spain who is in Astana for a world expo held alongside the SCO summit. Read More »

Trump to host Indian PM Modi at White House in late June

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If implemented, visas will become more expensive and limited in numbers. Regional security situation including Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and other global issues are expected to figure prominently during the meeting of the two leaders. The White House said that the US-India trade has grown six-fold since 2000, from United States dollars 19 billion to USD 115 billion in 2016, despite the recent hiccups over the H1-B visa issue. Read More »

Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

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The last hung Parliament result in the United Kingdom was in 2010, when David Cameron took over as PM and formed a Conservative- led coalition with the Liberal Democrats . The blame-game has started within the Conservative Party . "It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female partner. Read More »

May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

Ms May has faced calls to resign following the Conservatives' disastrous performance at the ballot box which left the party with 318 seats - 8 short of a majority - after a much-criticised campaign which saw a seemingly unassailable lead gradually diminished. Read More »

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

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Daniel R. Coats, the director of national intelligence , and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, head of the National Security Agency , instead told a Senate committee that they didn't feel pressured to do anything improper. Angus King , I-Maine, he could not specify what was classified about the conversation. The special counsel is tasked with, among other things, investigating potential collusion between the Trump team and Russian Federation but also whether the White House subsequently engaged in ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister'

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists were in talks Friday to become kingmakers by lending British Prime Minister Theresa May enough backing for a parliamentary majority - support that throws the spotlight on the party's deeply right-wing outlook. Read More »

UAE: Qatar fueling row by courting Turkey, Iran

Turkish exporters are ready to meet demand for food and water from Qatar, the head of Turkey's main exporting trade body told Reuters on Wednesday, allowing the Gulf state to stave off possible shortages after its biggest suppliers cut ties. Read More »

Intelligence Ministry: Iran arrests 41 ISIS takfiri terrorists

Two guards, 10 government staffers and five civilians were killed in the attacks that simultaneously targeted the country's parliament and shrine of late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . He called regional rival Saudi Arabia "a tribal state very far from anything like a democracy", and denounced USA sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme. Read More »

London Bridge Attacker Tried to Rent Larger Truck

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London , The terrorists involved in the London Bridge attack that killed eight, had tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out the brutality, police said. They believe there will be many others who saw the incidents but have yet to contact police, and are asking them to come forward. More than a dozen wine bottles filled with flammable liquid and rags wrapped around them in the shape of molotov cocktails were found in the van. Read More »

President Trump say he's willing to testify in response to Comey testimony

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President Trump held a news conference alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis from the White House Rose Garden on Friday. "No collusion, and no obstruction". But Comey's testimony about the President has darkened the clouds hanging over the White House. In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties ... Read More »

House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

According to CNN , Mr Trump's outside counsel Marc Kasowitz is planning to file a complaint against Mr Comey with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate Judiciary Committee. The president also said Comey confirmed a lot of what Trump had claimed about their interactions, though he says other parts of Comey's testimony " just weren't true". Read More »

Afghanistan To Host International Peace Conference

Abdul Ahid Wali Zada, a police spokesperson, said the bomb was planted in a rickshaw that detonated near the large mosque dating from the 12th century. More than 30 of the total number of people who lost their lives in last week's truck bombing in the capital Kabul , were staffers of Afghanistan's leading private telecommunication firm, according to Anadolu Agency. Read More »

Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin

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After Putin responded that there's no discrimination against gays in Russia , Stone inquired what the president would do if he were aboard a submarine and had to share a shower room with a gay man. "I don't think anyone would survive such a [nuclear] conflict", said Putin in an interview by American film director Oliver Stone , which is to be broadcast next week as a documentary titled " The Putin Interviews " by a US-based cable network. Read More »

Pentagon report cites China military buildup around world

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Beijing says it is " firmly opposed " to a Pentagon report on the Chinese military that highlighted China's construction of military facilities on made-made islands in the South China Sea and speculated that Beijing would likely build more military bases overseas. Read More »

Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law

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In seeking a joint session, the petitioners cited that the 1987 Constitution "is replete with built-in safeguards as a direct effect of the abuses that the country and its democratic institutions had to endure under Martial Law". All the petitioners except Saguisag, personally went to the SC in Manila to file the writ of mandamus or the petition to compel the court or any judicial body to perform a duty. Read More »

White House, allies scramble for ways to counter Comey

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According to the Post , Coats attended a White House briefing with several other officials from government agencies. "My hope will be that Admiral Rogers and Director Coats won't try to hide behind executive privilege. Talking points shared by the RNC will focus in part on pushing the message that both Republicans and Democrats had previously lost confidence in the ex-FBI director, urging Trump surrogates to parrot Democrats' criticism of Comey before his firing. Read More »

Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong

Thankfully, we've now returned to ensuring one of two children is really sad, as the 2017 Spelling Bee had a single victor, no tiebreaker rounds needed. She aced words like "nyctinasty" and "tapas". She barely reacted to her victory before she was bear-hugged by her father, who had sprinted onto the stage. Read More »

Source Politico: Trump's climate conundrum nears a verdict

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is pictured after delivering a policy announcement in Toronto, on Wednesday May 31, 2017. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, tweeted that if Trump does leave the accord , he would have "no choice but to depart councils" on which he has advised the President in the past. Read More »