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Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal

But then May called a needless election to get a bigger majority in parliament-to "strengthen her hand" in the negotiations with the European Union that are scheduled to begin next Monday, or so she said. And some fear the viability of Northern Ireland's fragile peace - which has held since 1998 after decades of inter-community violence known as The Troubles - could rest on the arrangement, with doubts around the United Kingdom government's neutrality. Read More »

Doctor says Scalise recovery a good possibility

The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police. Read More »

Minecraft is going Cross-Platform and 4K

The many versions of Minecraft are going away. This new update will unify all the versions of the game , all under one single edition. Minecraft won't charge users extra fro this. "We have no intention to push people one way or other", said Minecraft communications manager Aubrey Norris. That's important because console players often already have their credit card info saved to their systems and are willing to spend cash on new items. Read More »

Steve Scalise Has 'Improved in Last 24 Hours,' Remains in Critical Condition

Cedric Richmond, the Democrats' star pitcher, a congressman from Louisiana, said his last stop before arriving at the stadium on Thursday would be a visit to MedStar Washington , where Scalise is being treated. Mr Scalise remains in a critical condition after undergoing several operations, though word came from the hospital during the game that he had improved. Read More »

Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'

Carter had previously waived her right to a trial, and the verdict was given in a nonjury trial by MA judge Lawrence Moniz , who said Carter's actions were not just immoral but illegal, according to The New York Times . They showed video in court in which he discussed his depression. Roy's relatives, who sat near her in the first row, wept as Moniz ticked through the steps Roy took to end his life, as well as Carter's complicity. Read More »

Conservatives Lose Majority In UK Snap Election


He said: "I am backing Theresa May ". The speech will be followed by several days of debate and a vote - and defeat would nearly certainly topple the government. Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, indicated on Twitter that the European Union was prepared to show some patience, making it clear that talks should not begin until the political situation had settled in the UK. Read More »

Dems defeat GOP in baseball game, give trophy to Scalise

The lawmakers took the field with many wearing hats to honour Scalise. But despite the applause, hugs and pledges of camaraderie, "there is definitely a somber mood", observed GOP congressman Steve Pearce, who was at the Republican practice when his colleague was shot. Read More »

US lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

The gunman , who died after a shootout with police, was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis. The gesture of unity happened Thursday as House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remained in critical condition after emerging from his latest hospital procedure following the gunshot wound he suffered at the hands of a lone gunman at a baseball field in Virginia the day before. Read More »

EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations

Dodds will meet May at Downing Street on Thursday afternoon for one of a series of meetings May is having with the leaders of Northern Ireland parties in an effort to reach agreement on setting up a new power-sharing government for the region, he said. Read More »

Mattis Made No Decisions on Troop Levels for Afghanistan - Pentagon


Indeed, Mattis told lawmakers that there isn't a set strategy yet - that he and other Cabinet officials are working on one and "we will present that to the president, probably within the next several weeks". This is mainly a disagreement between different interventionists. "There are actions being taken to make certain that we don't pay a price for the delay", the Times said, quoting Mattis' assurance to McCain. Read More »

U.S. to announce travel ban for North Korea?

He has suffered extensive loss of tissue in all regions of the brain, but they don't believe it's due to head trauma. The tragic case raises so many questions. FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo , American student Otto Warmbier , center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang , North Korea. Read More »

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller


He added: "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake". Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Check (political donation) reports. Mueller was not employed by the executive, thus the #Authority of firing him rests with the attorney general. Read More »

'Slower progress' in Theresa May's talks with DUP

SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood said the Prime Minister hadn't convinced him that the "DUP tail is not wagging the Tory dog", adding: "We were very clear that it can't be a deal that gives the DUP power over the Tory party". He also joked that there was only one "positive outcome" of the election, namely, "the disappearance of UKIP and of those who want not only Britain out of Europe but who want to destroy the European Union from inside". Read More »

Trump details new Cuba policy

It will still be possible to travel to Cuba under the twelve categories of travel allowed by the Treasury, but Americans must keep receipts and travel documents to facilitate government auditing. Also, passengers who already booked travel will not be affected. "It sought to spread their failed and oppressive ideology throughout our hemisphere". Read More »

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

Conservative leader May lost her parliamentary majority in last week's election and is now desperately seeking the backing of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ). "I confirmed to President Macron that the timetable for the Brexit negotiation remains on course and will begin next week", May said after her meeting with the new French leader, who will be a key player in the Brexit talks. Read More »

Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims


Queen Elizabeth, 91, and her grandson Prince William also visited residents and emergency workers on Friday. Going by the orders of the PM, the London Police has launched a criminal investigation, reported BBC . Witnesses of Wednesday's disaster said some people jumped from their flats, while others saw babies and children being dropped into the arms of people below. Read More »

Collins: Comey may have 'misinterpreted' Trump over firing


He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. "I mean, this is the president of the United States, with me alone", Comey said, noting Trump had sent all his staff out of the room before the discussion. Read More »

Pakistani PM to appear before panel probing graft charges


It is for the first time that a sitting Prime Minister is deposing before a high-level probe team traditionally constituted to investigate high-profile criminal cases. The JIT is conducting its proceedings at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) here. The JIT has summoned the premier's elder son, Hussain Nawaz , five times and his younger son, Hassan, twice. Read More »

Cloudy, showers possible Friday, then mostly sunny for weekend


Fans may need a poncho temporarily. Afternoon heat index values will reach into the middle and upper 90s today . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Highs: Low-mid 80s. Each day scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon, and continue through the evening. Daytime winds Thursday in the metro area are expected to be 7 to 18 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Read More »

European Central Bank keeps key interest rates unchanged

This also pinpoints that money is being channeled to financial assets, which continue to be the primary beneficiaries of asset purchasing polices of the central bank . Indeed, lower oil prices and a decline in food commodity prices over the past three months should lead ECB staff to lower their headline inflation forecast, said Pernille Bomholdt Henneberg, chief analyst at Danske Bank, in a note earlier this week (see charts below). Read More »

Donald Trump's Reversal Of Cuban Policy Criticized As Short-Sighted


The president announced changes to Obama-era Cuba policy, and challenged the Castro government to negotiate a better deal. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with President Donald Trump in Miami , Friday, June 16, 2017, where the president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of US cash to the country's military and secur. Read More »

Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot


House of Representatives. "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. Roger Williams; and Mike Mika, an activist and former congressional staffer. McCarthy applauded them for saving numerous lives, saying that they acted selflessly in the face of danger. Read More »

How locals are spending Father's Day

So take a look at 20 of the best Father's Day memes and funniest (and sweetest) quotes that will give you new inspiration for your greeting cards and Sunday Facebook posts. If this new data is true, fathers can have an impact on whether their child is part of this statistic or not. Why do men like me want sons?' he wondered. Read More »

Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call


A county board member in Prince William County, near Washington, D.C., Stewart has been a supporter of aggressively deporting undocumented immigrants. Stewart, known better around the state for his love of Confederate memorials than his county-government work, was supposed to fizzle against Gillespie, an establishment pick who almost picked off Mark Warner's US Senate seat in 2014. Read More »

Two Gambians feared dead in United Kingdom fire

I couldn't wait anymore. "I used to play in that block, I want to do all I can do to help". Mr Javid replied: "I think any human being would be anxious". It was completely dark. We couldn't breathe. We vomited. "This should not have happened in the beginning", she said. Thirty people have been confirmed dead as a result of the blaze that ripped through a London tower block, police said on Friday, as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited survivors. Read More »

May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

Asked if that meant the Government would work with Labour, Mr Gove replied: "Well the parliamentary arithmetic is such that we are going to have to work with everyone". It comes after Mrs May told Tory MPs: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it". "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean, or what promises may be given". Read More »

Tillerson cancels trip to Mexico to work on Qatar crisis

Qatar has maintained that it "does not, and has not, provided funding for terrorists", government spokesman Saif Al Thani said last week. The United States has often complained to Qatar about these relationships , although proving terrorist financing to a legal standard has been more hard. Read More »

Oil prices increase amidst production cut, tensions in Middle East


Throughout a almost three-year downturn, American oil companies have driven down the cost of advanced drilling methods, allowing them to pump profitably, even with U.S. However, the supply cut only had a marginal effect on reducing the supply and oil prices remained practically depressed. Crude prices continued on their downward spiral following the OPEC cartel's decision last month to extend output cuts. Read More »

Marches against Islamic law draw opposition

Here's what that sounded like. The rally continued as first responders assisted him. The rallies were organized by ACT for America , an organization that calls itself the NRA of national security, protecting and preserving American culture. Read More »

Russia unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

Petersburg Stadium on the city's Krestovsky Island this Saturday, TASS reported. This game would appear to offer the Caltex Socceroos their best chance of a win in Russian Federation, but it won't be easy against a side making their third appearance at the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Russian foreign minister can't confirm death of ISIS leader


The US-led coalition fighting ISIL said it could not confirm the Russian report . Earlier on Sunday, the Syrian state television reported that the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been killed in airstrikes. 1 in the fight against ISIS, and speculation had swirled over his whereabouts. One of the best known IS commanders, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the spokesman who frequently released audio messages calling for stepped-up attacks, was also killed a year ago. Read More »

Trump says Scalise remains in critical condition a day after Virginia shooting

More than 20,000 tickets had been sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1m, roughly double what it did previous year, for charities, its organisers said . "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, drawing a bipartisan standing ovation, CNN reports. "When tragedy strikes we are family", said Representative Nanette Barragan, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the congressional charity baseball game at Nationals Park on ... Read More »