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Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

That led Russian Federation, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad , to warn that it would target USA -led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates River. Tensions have also flared between U.S. forces and the Syrian regime further north, where the coalition is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters battling to oust IS from the city of Raqa. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

Rosenstein has the authority to appoint whoever he wants, independently of the White House - which is what he did when he appointed Mueller . He said Trump hadn't asked questions about the special counsel , but unless there were "good cause" to fire Mueller , Rosenstein said, "it wouldn't matter what anybody said". Read More »

Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

But the trouble with that hodgepodge of measures is that even if they don't end up doing much economic damage to the Cuban dictatorship, they will give Cuba new ammunition to proclaim itself a victim of "U.S. The people who run private restaurants and who open up their homes to tourists will be directly affected. "Such an approach has characterized the USA attitude to Cuba for decades", the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Read More »

N. Korea Accuses US of Stealing Diplomatic Package at JFK Airport

North Korea accused USA officials of forcibly seizing a diplomatic package and "mugging" a North Korean delegation in a New York City airport. David Lapan, spokesman of the U.S. The hermit state is now warning the USA that it should "reflect on its reckless act" and "be fully aware of the grave consequences to follow". "The package in question had no protection from inspection". Read More »

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

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She added: "The response of the emergency services, NHS and the community has been heroic". Following the meeting, May issued in a statement in which she acknowledged that "support on the ground for families that needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough". Read More »

UK Conservatives need to deliver an "open" Brexit - Scotland leader

Nicola Sturgeon , Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, speaks during a news conference at Bute House in Edinburgh on June 9. There remains a pro-independence majority in the Scottish parliament and independence has also become interlinked with Brexit . "I'm not going to rush to hasty judgements or decisions but clearly there is thinking for me to do about the SNP result", she said. Read More »

Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

Allegations Kushner's finances are being studied as part of the investigation come after it was reported last month the team behind the probe were examining meetings he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a Russian banking executive late a year ago during the presidential transition. Read More »

Reality Winner, Accused NSA Leaker, To Enter Not Guilty Plea

Victor remained locked up Tuesda. Before the hearing, Winner's stepfather, Gary Davis , told The Associated Press that she is "not a flight risk". probes into Russia's attempt to tilt the 2016 election in his favor. Victor started working at a Georgian government facility in February as an employee of Pluribus International, a firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Finsbury Park attack suspect arrested with terrorism offences and attempted murder

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The driver of the van in Monday morning's attack was arrested after he was seized and prevented from fleeing by bystanders; a Muslim imam reportedly prevented the crowd from injuring the attacker. Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid visited the scene and condemned what he described as an attack on innocent people. "The driver of the van.was found detained by members of the public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident", an earlier police ... Read More »

Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

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Warplanes from the US-led coalition operating over Syrian airspace west of the Euphrates River will be treated as potential targets, Russia's Defence Ministry said on Monday, a day after the U.S. The Defense Ministry statement doesn't mean there'll be war with the USA, though it's a "pretty serious" signal that Russian Federation won't accept acts of aggression against Syria, said Frants Klintsevich, deputy head of the defense committee in Russia's upper house of parliament. Read More »

Wife of Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

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After it was confirmed James Hodgkinson shot Scalise and four others during a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game , Sen. James Hodgkinson was killed in a gunfight with Capitol Police after the shootings. Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican. "I'm sorry that he did this, but there's nothing I can do about it", she said, according to interviews posted on St. Read More »

Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

In his testimony, Rosenstein made it clear that he would not follow a presidential order to fire Mueller unless he thought there was a good cause. Criticism of Mueller, who is generally well regarded across both parties, has been building in conservative media for days. Mr Rosenstein is charged with Mr Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation. Read More »

London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

He made the claim despite Theresa May saying the "support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information". "The response of the emergency services, NHS [National Health Service] and the community has been heroic", May said in a statement released Saturday after the prime minister met with victims and community leaders. Read More »

London police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block blaze

Queen Elizabeth and Prince William visited the disaster site, which was compared to the visit of May, who confined herself to speaking to police and fire brigade officials and not the victims. Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. Read More »

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

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US President Donald Trump is not facing any probe for obstruction of justice, a member of his legal team said today, contradicting Trump's own assertion that he was under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey and being the target of a "witch hunt". Read More »

Number of presumed dead in London apartment fire rises to 79

British officials said Sunday that exterior cladding used in a recent renovation of the building may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. "What is important for me is to find answers for those families who have been directly affected", he said . "I'd like to reassure everybody that we will be looking at all criminal offences that may have been committed by any individual or any organization", he said. Read More »

Michael Frandzel: Senate stealing health, helping the rich

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a moderate Republican , said that he believes that tax reform would serve as a more appropriate vehicle for repealing Obamacare's taxes. They agreed to language letting states drop requirements for higher premiums under Obama's health care law to protect those with pre-existing medical conditions, and requiring insurers to cover specific services like maternity care. Read More »

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate

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Not so in CT, where Gov. Dannel Malloy told reporters in Hartford that the shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others "is a reason why we need, quite frankly, and I'll say it, saner gun laws in America". The governor was referring to the funeral he recently attended for slain State Police special agent Michael Timothy Walter, who was shot at a public housing complex May 26. Read More »

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee

After three hours - leaving the couple bound - Dubose and Rowe took off again with the couple's cell phone and Jeep. Earlier that day, the two men had stormed into an elderly couple's home, put guns to their heads and tied them up with a belt, authorities say. Read More »

New lead in manhunt for escaped inmates | Truck stolen in Morgan Co

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A Georgia sheriff says authorities still have no idea where two escaped inmates wanted in the killings of two guards are right now. The FBI says 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose were seen getting into a "grass green", four-door 2004 Honda Civic with the Georgia license plate number RBJ-6601. Read More »

Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

Coast guard officials said they have revised the time of the collision to 1:30 a.m. from their earlier estimate of 2:20 a.m. after interviewing crewmembers of the container ship, the ACX Crystal. Seven sailors died and three were hurt in Saturday's collision. An investigation found that the Porter's crew missed that the tanker was in front of them while watching out for other traffic in the tightly congested waterway. Read More »

Oil's Gloomy Summer Triggers Hedge Fund Doubts on Gasoline

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Gilman went on to say, "I think today it's much more realistic and heading lower"; as for the USA shale players, "They're good I think until we hit below $40; they'll continue to ramp up production.they're continuing to drop production costs [and] they're being ruthlessly efficient". Read More »

Trump Cabinet officers urge on Republicans in Georgia race

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Democrats have been recruiting aggressively in Republican-leaning seats - including in Michigan, Illinois and New Jersey - and party officials expect a wave of new challengers to announce their candidacies after the start of the next fundraising quarter in July. Read More »

Iranian official denies Saudi claim it arrested Iranian military forces

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Iran reported the incident with the other two boats on Saturday, while Saudi Arabia didn't offer their own version of the events until Monday, when they claimed to have chased three boats, and caught one. " This Saudi move is not compatible with human principles and even assuming that the boats had crossed Saudi borders due to sea waves, they were not authorized to shoot at the Iranian boats ", Tasnim news agency quoted Iran's Interior Ministry's Director General for Border Affairs Majid ... Read More »

32 people injured in deck collapse at Glacier Camp

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On Saturday afternoon, emergency services from Polson, Kalispell, Evergreen, and several other departments responded to a call of a deck collapse at Glacier Camp in Lakeside off of Highway 93 S. Bell said initial reports indicated at least 20 had been injured, but declined to provide more specific numbers. He says that the cause will be determined by the insurance investigator. Read More »

Otto Warmbier's father lashes out at Obama: Did his administration do enough?

They started in Norway, playing the role of neutral third party, and moved to NY, where North Korean diplomats are accredited at the United Nations. After a trial that lasted about an hour, he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. The reclusive country accused the University of Virginia student of anti-state activities. The U.S. wouldn't publicly describe their condition. Warmbier's release coincided with basketball star Dennis Rodman's latest visit to North Korea , though U.S. Read More »

Over Foreign Payments to Trump Hotels, Two US Attorney Generals to Sue

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It's the first lawsuit of its kind against a president which involves the Constitution's Emoluments Clause. Trump's continued ownership of a global business empire has rendered the president "deeply enmeshed with a legion of foreign and domestic government actors" and has undermined the integrity of the USA political system, the lawsuit claimed. Read More »

Special counsel Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's finances, Washington Post reports

Comey told Congress last week that before being sacked, Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, who was forced to quit for lying about his links to Moscow. He reiterated tweets from Thursday morning about the investigation. Mueller serves at the will and pleasure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed him to head the inquiry. Read More »

Saif Ali Khan guides Varun Dhawan on dance steps

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That's an unexpected statement, given that in February, Saif Ali Khan told Pinkvilla that he was "happy to see Sara doing whatever she has her heart set on" and also that he was "pleased" she was being launched by Karan Johar (he was reportedly handling her debut when Saif said this). Read More »