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Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday

The president, therefore, would have to direct Rosenstein to fire Mueller - or, somewhat more extravagantly, Trump could order the special-counsel regulations repealed and then fire Mueller himself. Over the weekend, a Trump lawyer publicly refused to rule out that possibility, stressing that the president has the necessary authority. President Trump has railed against the Russian Federation investigation, describing it as a "witch hunt". Read More »

Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

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He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones. Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". He was transported to the hospital by a helicopter and arrived in shock. Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House Republican aide Zack Barth, were also injured in the shooting. Read More »

Senate Votes 98-2 to Impose New Sanctions on Iran, Russia

The bill includes new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and "continued support for terrorism". European allies, Germany and Austria, expressed concern for the impact the Russia sanctions could have on Russian natural gas supplies with Europe. Read More »

Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel

If true, it would mark the first direct Islamic State action against Israel , and the group warned on its affiliate news agency that it "will not be the last". According to them, two of the assailants opened fire on a group of officers who returned fire, and the third stabbed the border policewoman a short distance away before being shot. Read More »

3 militants, 2 civilians killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

LeT militant outfit has claimed responsibility of the attack. Such was the rush of the mourners that eight rounds of funeral prayers were held for Mattoo. Condemning the killings and vandalizing of houses by government forces, Jama'at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir Saturday said that the "reign of terror" signifies that Indian forces have been given a "mission Kashmir project" under which "they day in and day out are killing, injuring and maiming local population". Read More »

'Don't have luxury of time to defer GST': Jaitley

It had last month fixed 43 per cent tax (28 per cent GST plus 15 per cent cess) on hybrid cars which the industry says was too high and the GST rate of 18% in telecom services also has been opposed by the telcos citing their poor financial positions. Read More »

Gillespie, Northam Win GOP and Democratic Primaries in Virginia Governor's Race

It is unclear if the defeat of Stewart or the narrowness of that defeat - when it was expected to be by a much larger margin - is a show of support for the president or a statement against him. She was anxious that Stewart would doom the GOP's chances in November if he won the nomination . A big showing for Trumpism in Virginia will leave other party operatives rethinking next year's competitive primaries in congressional and gubernatorial races. Read More »

Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

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A bolt of lightning that struck a tree in the Pedrógão Grande area may be responsible for sparking one major fire, investigators told The Associated Press. Another 59 people have been injured and taken to hospitals, including five in serious condition. The ceremony took place before the teams' match Sunday at the Confederations Cup tournament in Kazan, Russia. Read More »

Iran accuses USA of supporting ISIL terrorist group

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Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said state operatives and "fellow intelligence services" killed the "commander of the team" that carried out the double attacks, Alavi told the IRNA new agency, according to the Washington Post. Read More »

Theresa May admits initial response to Grenfell Tower was 'not good enough'

Metropolitan Police Stuard Cundy said: "Sadly, our work will be ongoing for many, many weeks". When asked about the challenges Grenfell Tower residents and evacuated locals had faced he said: "I think we need to make sure everyone is informed, we need to make sure that people know why we are here, and I think people need to feel as welcomed as possible". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

Cedric Soares restored Portugal's lead on 86 minutes, but Hector Moreno's stoppage-time header salvaged a point for Mexico in their Group A opener. Portugal defender Pepe thought he had opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he turned in a cross-shot after Ronaldo had smashed a shot against the crossbar, having blasted his initial free-kick into the defensive wall. Read More »

USA man who barricaded self is suspect in triple slaying

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People reported that the mother and two daughters were found dead on Sunday. The North Royalton Police Department filed charges against him on Wednesday afternoon. Rogell didn't show up to work at the family's business on Monday. When he went to his father's house, Rogell's son found both him and his stepmother there, shot to death . Read More »

North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK

Kennedy International Airport, Reuters reports. He added that the "illegal and heinous act of provocation " occurred at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday as the delegation was returning from a United Nations conference on the rights of the disabled, officially known as the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read More »

Mark Wahlberg Done With 'Transformers' After 'Last Knight'

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In a recent interview with Fandango , Bay - who has also directed films including Armageddon and Pearl Harbour - said: "These movies that I've done, they are massive movies". "They're still out at cafes, you know, and going to places and doing things - it's pretty remarkable here, the strength and resilience here that they show". Read More »

Juve rejected 'very good offer from Chelsea for Sandro'

The Premier League title-holders are looking to strengthen their squad as they prepare for Champions League football next term and they had earmarked Alex Sandro as a valuable potential addition. The Brazilian ace was a key part of the Bianconeri's success last season, as they won a domestic double while also reaching the Champions League final. Read More »

Led coalition shoots down Syrian warplane

F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. A number of SDF forces, which are backed by the US-led coalition, were wounded in the attack, the statement said. Read More »

Tornado warning issued for Barrie and area

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Tornado warnings issued across the region have come to an end. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. This is a unsafe and potentially life-threatening situation, the agency said. Numerous thunderstorms are expected to affect much of central and eastern Ontario this afternoon and early evening. Residents are urged to take shelter immediately if the storm becomes threatening, preferably in a basement or room away from windows and walls. Read More »

Macron's centrist party wins clear majority in French Parliament

The traditional right and left parties that had dominated parliament and government for decades saw their presence in the assembly shrink significantly, confirming the redrawing of the French political landscape that began when the Socialists and the rightwing Républicains were knocked out in the first round of spring's presidential election . Read More »

Afghan President Ghani gives Taliban ultimatum

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Previous official estimates had put the death toll at about 90, with more than 460 wounded. An global peace conference began in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday with a minute-long silence in remembrance of terror victims as the death toll in last week's truck bombing rose sharply to 150. Read More »

Tory deal may breach Good Friday pact

Ms May is now engaged in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party over a so-called "confidence and supply" arrangement that give the Conservatives a majority in the House of Commons and the ability to form a government. "We will be asking the prime minister to be open with politicians and also with the public", he said. "We are steadfast in our commitment to devolution and are ready to work with all willing partners to restore the devolved institutions in the interests of all our people". Read More »

Trump denounces reports of widening Russian Federation probe

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now overseeing the investigation into President Trump's campaign, but there's been speculation he could step down . Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. Rosenstein's memo to Sessions about Comey was originally used to justify Comey's firing - although Trump undercut that a few days later, when he told NBC News that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

U.S. inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

On Wednesday, the Pentagon emailed a statement, saying that the sale "will give Qatar a state-of-the-art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar ". airbase in the Middle East and the command headquarters for USA military operations in the region. In Washington, a State Department spokeswoman said the United States continued to work with Qatar and other governments in the region and the planes deal had been years in the ... Read More »

Cheika says Wallabies are well off the pace

Australia responded quickly as Foley found Israel Folau in space to free the full-back to race clear for his 23rd global try. From the ensuing lineout, Foley put in a flawless cross-field kick to Folau, who in trademark style rose off the ground like a rocket and took a brilliant AFL-style catch over Tonks to score his second. Read More »

Ethics Office Releases New Trump Financial Disclosures

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For 20 of his most prominent resort and golf club holdings - including the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and Mar-a-Lago, the private club in Florida - total revenues for the most recent reporting period were about $360 million, compared with about $350 million in the prior report . Read More »

Russian Federation studying if ISIS chief slain

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Russian Federation "may have killed" ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to reports . However, Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition's operation against IS in Syria and Iraq , said he "cannot confirm these reports at this time". Read More »

Turnout in French parliamentary election estimated at 42-43 pct

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He said lawmakers in his conservative party are going to have a strong enough bloc in the lower house of parliament to be able to voice their views. However, some prickly opponents vowed to do their best to counter Macron's plans. "People are exhausted of always seeing the same faces", said Natacha Dumay, a 59-year-old teacher voting in the northeastern Paris suburb of Pantin where Socialist former justice minister Elisabeth Guigou was voted out a week ago. Read More »

Deputies: Florida man fights off armed robbers with machete

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The machete-wielding victim disarmed Beltran-Vazquez, who was reportedly carrying a shotgun, and held him until police were able to arrive. At about 4:45 a.m. Four men, including Cabrera-Basulto and Jauregui-Lorente, wearing dark clothing were found inside the vehicle and arrested. But when the victim armed himself with a machete, two of the men took off. Read More »

7 missing sailors on damaged US destroyer found dead

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These parts of the ship were flooded, said the leadership of the fleet. The Navy also said the Japanese were helping to evacuate one sailor by helicopter, indicating injuries serious enough to rush the person back to shore for treatment. Read More »