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Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

They say Trump's acceptance of payments from foreign governments through his hospitality empire is an unfair disadvantage for other hotel and restaurant owners and it provides governments an incentive to give preferential treatment to Trump-owned businesses. Read More »

Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

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It bears repeating that only Mueller and his team know the exact contours of an investigation. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he was certain his firing was due to the president's concerns about the Russian Federation probe, rather than over his handling of a now-closed FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, as the White House had initially asserted. Read More »

Turkish opposition party begins 265-mile 'march for justice'

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Holding a sign reading " Adalet ", meaning justice in Turkish, he vowed to march the 400 kilometers (250 miles) from Ankara to the Istanbul prison where Berberoglu is being held. When the story first broke out in 2015, it produced a political storm in Turkey about the role of Turkish spy agency in arming of the rebel factions in Syria and prompted an investigation into Berberoglu along with Cumhuriyet editors. Read More »

Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting

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Hodgkinson opened fire shortly after 7 a.m. Two of the officers suffered wounds in the shootout. Barth is a University of Texas graduate and Junior Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Williams. "I'm ... thankful to God for keeping us safe with the bravery of these Capitol Police". "On any other given day, our pitchers would have been throwing in the bullpen right where the shooter appeared", Brady said. Read More »

Corey Stewart won't contest GOP gubernatorial primary

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But it was no match for the lieutenant governor, who spent more than $2.5 million flooding the airwaves with commercials portraying the lieutenant governor as a hard-working doctor who stood up to Big Tobacco to implement a smoking ban in restaurants. Read More »

Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey

Trump was publicly silent while Comey testified on Thursday, but tweeted Friday an accusation that Comey - whom Trump fired in May - lied under oath. I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took in. "And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I've read today, but I did not say that", he said. Read More »

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

Oh, I look at those hands up there, president. TRUMP: 100%. I hardly know the man. Who would like to ask? "I was so stunned by the conversation, I just took it in". I will tell you. "And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I read today, but I did not say that". Dianne Feinstein of California asked, "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr". Read More »

Philippines says 8 foreign fighters killed in southern siege

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As of Thursday, the crisis has claimed almost 180 lives: 36 soldiers and policemen, 120 Maute members, including foreign fighters, and 19 civilians. Irene Santiago, appointed by Duterte to organize the "peace corridor", said the effort had been a success, noting the fighting was several kilometers away from where the evacuation took place. Read More »

Flynn subpoenaed by House intelligence committee

The leaders of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, Rep. Mike Conaway , R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., did not mention the subpoenas to former Obama administration officials in their statement about the probe. Flynn was forced to resign when it was reported in February that he had spoken to the Russian ambassador about United States sanctions and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts. Read More »

Gunman kills 36 in Manila casino

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At least 36 people have suffocated in choking fumes after a gunman who stormed a casino-hotel complex in the Philippines set fire to gaming tables. The gunman fled with $2 million in stolen casino chips, then forced his way into a room in an adjoining hotel and killed himself. Read More »

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

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Nevertheless, Al Baker said it is "business as usual" for state-owned Qatar Airways "with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled". In early June, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) broke off relations with Doha and suspended all land, air and sea traffic with the monarchy. Read More »

Who Is Rep. Steve Scalise? Republican Majority Whip Shot In Virginia

In the hours after the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, a picture began to emerge of a shooter with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party. I got bloody running and jumping into the dugout". Police in Alexandria would only say they were investigating a shooting , the AP reported . After tending to Scalise, Brooks said, "Shortly thereafter the police showed up, and a helicopter landed in center field and took away whomever the folks ... Read More »

Sessions calls allegations of collusion with Russia appalling

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The Attorney-General, for his part, emphatically denied he had conspired with the Kremlin in its campaign to tip the election toward Mr. Trump by leaking embarrassing Democratic party e-mails. 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. Read More »

Gulf crisis seen widening split in Syria rebellion

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted Al-Jubeir, while US Defense Secretary James Mattis will reportedly be meeting his Qatari counterpart Khalid Al-Attiyah on Wednesday. But analysts warn the profitable carrier could take a hit should the diplomatic crisis drag out. Amnesty International has warned of "heartbreak and fear" being suffered by ordinary people in the region and accused Saudi Arabia and its allies of "toying with the lives of thousands of Gulf residents". Read More »

Two arrested over violent clash during Turkish president's White House visit

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More information about the arrests will be released at a press conference on Thursday. The best analysis of the fighting is this one by the New York Times . government and police force, with local officials roundly condemning the incident as an attack on free speech. Video of the protest showed security guards and some Erdogan supporters attacking a small group of protesters with their fists and feet. Read More »

3 dead in magnitude 6.9 quake near Tajumulco, Guatemala

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The tremor was felt across most of the country, including the capital, as well as in neighboring Mexico, according to Guatemala's National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction. She said the epicenter is in a mountainous region of Guatemala , and rains in the region made it easier for landslides to take place. But hotel workers - who are Guatemalan natives, Fieser told Catholic News Service - said it was the strongest quake they had ever felt as well. Read More »

Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

Mr Cundy added: "Whilst we may have accessed every floor that is not the same as a full search of the whole building, and as I said while we now sadly have 12 fatalities, I do believe that figure will rise and sadly I don't anticipate that there will be further survivors". Read More »

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff not getting carried away after Canadian romp

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a moment of Montreal magic on Saturday to put his Mercedes on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix and equal Ayrton Senna's career haul of 65. Max Verstappen surged from fifth to second, clipping Vettel's front wing on his way past before Felipe Massa was taken out by a spinning Carlos Sainz after the Toro Rosso driver had lost control following contact with Romain Grosjean's Haas vehicle in the approach to Turn 3. Read More »

Another Stunning Election In France As Macron's Party Sweeps

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The run-offs take place next Sunday when the final results will be known. The Republicans and their allies fared better, but with just shy of 22 percent of the vote, they were a distant second to Macron's. France's youngest-ever president at 39 coasted to victory in Sunday's first round on the back of a strong debut. The Socialist Party that held power in the last legislature and its allies were all but vaporized - their 314 seats likely reduced, according to pollsters' projections, to as ... Read More »

DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well

European Union insiders believe that Brussels negotiators would prefer Britain to present plans for a soft Brexit because it makes the "no deal" scenario, if talks break down by March 2019, less likely. She moved Saturday to defuse some of the anger at her leadership style and her habit of relying heavily on a small circle of advisers by parting ways with her two closest aides, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy. Read More »

Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia

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Senior congressman Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, according to fellow Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks who told CNN at least two law enforcement officers and one congressional staffer were also shot in the incident in Alexandria, Virginia . Read More »

APN Statement Marking 50 Years of Israel Occupation

The war and Israel's ensuing land seizure displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians. Shadid said those affected had been released in 2011 when Hamas traded an Israeli soldier for more than 1,000 prisoners held by Israel. Read More »

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Between 400 and 600 people live in Grenfell Tower . 'But even if they are, smoke and fire will spread through the joints and connections. "The fire brigade could only help downstairs". "Externally, rain screen cladding, curtain wall facade and replacement windows were fitted, improving thermal insulation and modernising the exterior of the building", it said. Read More »

Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing

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In a letter to Senate Intel Cmte heads Burr and Warner, cmte member Ron Wyden says he wants to hear from AG Sessions in a *public* hearing. In letters to the chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - with whom Sessions was originally scheduled to appear Tuesday - he wrote of the necessity to change his schedule following former FBI Director James Comey's hearing last week and an invitation to appear before the Senate ... Read More »

'Staggering' Civilian Deaths from US-Led Air Strikes in Raqqa

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The United Nations has said intensified air strikes by the usa backed forces on Islamic State group's stronghold Raqqa in Syria are causing an overwhelming loss of civilian life. Pro-government forces also captured at least seven villages from the jihadist group in desert territory west of Raqqa , the media unit said. Neither ISIS nor Syrian government forces are known to possess or to have used the USA -made munitions, it said. Read More »

Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

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Qatar, which has developed an assertive foreign policy over the past decade, denied that it supports militants and said it was helping to reduce the threat of terrorism by backing groups that fight poverty and seek political reform. Trump's comments came shortly after Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Arab nations to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar. Previously, the US had insisted the Qatar crisis wouldn't affect USA military efforts in the Middle East. Read More »

Dennis Rodman to meet his 'old friend' Kim Jong Un

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Warmbier, 22, is due to arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening, having been evacuated through a US military base in Sapporo, Japan. U.S. officials then urged those with the ability to persuade Pyongyang to ratchet up the pressure to get him released, the source said. Read More »

British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

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Clearly the Conservatives, albeit as the largest party by more than 50 seats, can not form a majority government . When May called the election in April, she did so with the Conservatives riding high in the polls, and the pound had surged on expectations that a big majority for the Conservatives would allow her to face down the so-called euroskeptics in her parliamentary ranks. Read More »