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EU to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan

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However, the European Commission has launched legal action against these three EU member states, claiming Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic have not "taken the necessary action" in dealing with migrants and refugees. "The Czech Republic has received no-one since August 2016". But just three months before the September 2017 deadline, fewer than 21,000 people have been relocated. Read More »

Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

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Comey said Trump told him he hoped Comey would "let go" of his investigation of the president's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and also asked Comey to pledge his personal loyalty and to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Trump gives Pentagon power over Afghan troop levels

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The administration has been reviewing its options, and Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the mission remains the same: to train, advise and assist Afghan forces so that they can defend their own country and "terrorists can find no haven" there. Read More »

Rep. Davis: 'This could be the first political rhetorical terrorist attack'

Police said the shooting suspect was in custody and "not a threat". Or does the shooter just advance and just come closer and shoot you? And with that, he walked away. "We took off down the street and a Good Samaritan let us into his apartment so we could call 911 and then also call my family", he said. Shots rang out Wednesday morning during practice for tomorrow's congressional baseball game . Read More »

Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle

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On Monday, three judges on a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld an earlier decision by a Hawaii federal judge to block the government from enforcing the travel executive order. Facebook/DonaldTrumpU.S. President Donald Trump on his visit to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall on Tuesday told the justices he wants time to address Monday's ruling from the federal appeals court in San Francisco. Read More »

Syrian opposition forces begin 'great battle' for Raqqa

Located in the southeastern country-side of Aleppo, capturing Maskanah is the latest in a string of successful operations the army and its allies to end the presence of IS in Aleppo. It said they were likely carried out by the USA -led coalition. Thousands of civilians have fled the northern city as a seven-month offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF ), an Arab-Kurdish alliance, closes in. Read More »

SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

Infantino was quoted as saying he'll sound out Chinese President Xi Jinping about Moon's idea when the two meet later this week. Moon said football is the most popular sport in Korea and this was behind Korea's co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup with Japan. Read More »

Australia agrees to pay $53 million to Manus Island detainees

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The class action also sought damages for false imprisonment after the PNG Supreme Court ruled the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional. Lawyers representing the asylum seekers, however, said that Canberra hasn't admitted to any liability despite the settlement. A legal action by 1,905 men against the Immigration Department was scheduled to commence on Wednesday morning in the Victorian supreme court but instead of starting a six-month trial, it was announced a ... Read More »

May starts DUP talks in bid to keep power

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May , leaves 10 Downing Street in central London , Britain June 13, 2017 . "Obviously until we have that we can't agree the final details of the Queen's Speech", said May's deputy Damian Green, referring to an agreement with the DUP . Read More »

Cause unknown after Kent State offensive lineman Tyler Heintz dies

Unspeakable tragedy has struck the Kent State football program as freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz passed away Tuesday following football conditioning drills. The Kenton Football 2017 Twitter page said "Shocked and bewildered is all we can say". Heintz is the second KSU football player in recent years to die following a workout. Read More »

Farron quits as Lib Dem leader over faith

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Despite some successes, the campaign was criticised for focusing on a second European Union referendum and Farron's appearances were dominated by questions over his views on gay sex and later on abortion. In general the party failed to win enough seats and in Cornwall it slipped back into third place in many constituencies behind Labour. Asked why his answer had changed, he said: "I'm quite careful about how I talk about my faith". Read More »

World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister

He is Ireland's first gay leader and youngest Taoiseach . "I hope that in the two governments I have led that we have made a modest contribution towards that ambition", Mr Kenny said. The abstention of the biggest opposition party, Fianna Fail, allowed Varadkar to gather the necessary votes required to lead a fragile minority government. Read More »

17th Suspect Arrested in Connection With Manchester Bombing

Police are investigating the movements of Salman Abedi before he killed 22 people at a concert by U.S singer Ariana Grande on May 22, in the deadliest militant attack in Britain for 12 years. The caption was simply a heart. The star spent time with youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in a surprise appearance ahead of a benefit concert tomorrow. Read More »

Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

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Another reason, according to Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation, to dispose the theory regarding collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation is "Actually if you look at the, in fact, the policies of the Trump administration, towards Russian Federation, they're significantly tougher than the ones put in place by the Obama presidency actually". Read More »

Paris Police Shoot, Wound Hammer-Wielding Assailant Outside Notre Dame

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The coordination unit will be based at the Elysee palace and operational 24 hours a day. Among the people ordered to remain inside the cathedral was former USA ambassador to the United Nations Nancy Soderberg. Robbie Thomas, who was visiting Notre Dame at the time, told Sky News that "probably a couple of thousand" people were inside the cathedral when the attack began. Read More »

London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

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A block of flats in London is on fire, with people reportedly trapped inside. According to The Guardian the apartment block is home to more than 200 residents. "We await an update as to whether there are any further injuries", the Met said in a statement. Cordons were erected to seal off the scene, and people were urged to avoid the area. Read More »

Sears Canada raises 'going concern' doubts as retailer explores sale

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The warning is a first for Sears Canada , but follows a similar one issued earlier this year by Sears Holdings Corp ., which still owns a 12% stake in its Canadian spinoff. The company says it also lacks other assets, such as real estate, that can be monetized in a timely manner. Spokesman Vincent Power said in an email it's not clear yet whether there will be any layoffs at the company, which had about 16,000 employees as of the quarter ending April 29. Read More »

Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city

Speaking in Tokyo last week, Cayetano told the Nikkei Asian Review that worldwide cooperation was needed to end the siege in Marawi. The death toll is nearing 300, with at least 26 civilians, 58 police or soldiers and 202 militants killed, according to the government. Read More »

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces fast, invites agitating farmers for talks

Angry farmers have been blocking roads, vandalising property and setting vehicles on fire. Kamlabai Mewade said, "I was sitting in my house along with my husband, sons and grandsons when police barged in". Breaking his fast after 28 hours, CM Chouhan assured the farmers that their demands will be taken into consideration and acted upon, although he did not give any statements regarding farmers' loan waivers. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing

Sessions told the senators he has confidence in Mueller but said he had "no idea" if Trump did because he had not spoken to the president about the matter. The attorney general called any accusation of him colluding with Russian Federation an "appalling and detestable lie" and was, at times, combative in his exchanges with senators. Read More »

US lawmakers to probe Rex Tillerson on Russia, diplomacy budget cuts

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The leadership of the Palestinian Authority has agreed to halt payments to the families of suicide bombers, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. He said the administration was trying to find a way to re-establish a working relationship, notably on Syria. Lawmakers are looking to add the Russian sanctions to current Senate legislation imposing penalties on Iran. Read More »

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

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We have completed the guidelines, the framework", Merkel said Friday in Mexico City . Mr Oettinger told German radio station Deutschlandfunk that in negotiations "a weaker partner weakens the whole thing", while if both sides were strong "you get results more quickly". Read More »

Trump supporters turn on special counsel Mueller

According to current regulations under which Mueller was hired, only the attorney general can fire a special counsel. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". The White House has distanced itself from Ruddy's comments, and press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he has not spoken to Trump about the topic. Read More »

Trump won't say if tapes exist; would testify under oath about Comey

He will file the complaint with the Justice Department's inspector general and also make a "submission" to the Senate's judiciary and intelligence committees about Mr Comey's testimony . "I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel". "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future", he told the press . Read More »

Death toll from Bangladesh landslides rises to 94 after heavy rain

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The Rangamati district near the border with India was the hardest hit. The Dhaka-based Daily Star reported that 23 people were killed in Chittagong , 35 in Rangamati and seven in Bandarban . The fire service official said that at least 30 people have been killed in Rangamati city and several upazilas due to heavy rains. A ferry sank in the River Buriganga in Dhaka on Monday evening with an estimated 100 passengers aboard, police said, adding all the passengers had managed to swim ... Read More »

Deputy AG wouldn't fire Mueller if unlawful

But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel. Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause. He said he has found no good cause to fire Mueller. Essentially, Rosenstein is saying he would not approach a presidential order to fire Mueller in the same way that he approached the president's ... Read More »