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Things You Should Know About Leo Varadkar, The New PM Of Ireland


He said Simon Coveney had gained his and the party's admiration for his "principled and spirited" campaign and he looked forward to working with him to bring Fine Gael and Ireland forward. Varadkar will be confirmed on June 13. Leo Varadkar has been announced as the leader of the biggest party in Ireland's ruling coalition, Fine Gael. Read More »

Alexandria gunman had a list of names at time of shooting


Republican and Democratic team members set aside partisan politics Thursday night to play the game, and said they are competing as one - Team Scalise. The FBI wants to speak with anyone Hodgkinson knew personally or who encountered him while he was traveling to Virginia. The FBI is seeking more info about the shooter, who appeared to be politically motivated. Read More »

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

That leaked report was the basis of an article published Monday by The Intercept . Winner-Davis said she never expected her daughter would be accused of leaking information. Victor served in the Air Force from December 2010 to 2016, leaving as a senior airman who was a cryptologic language analyst. During the Memorial Day holiday weekend last month, Reality Winner , a 25-year-old living in Georgia, took a brief trip to Belize. Read More »

Traumatized firefighters search for more London fire victims

It would be a "miracle" if anyone else were found alive, Cotton said. It has so far been reported that 17 people died in the inferno but the death toll could rise to over 100 . Survivors said there were no sprinklers in the building. As the evening drew on, locals made preparations for Ramadan: Many of the tower's inhabitants were Muslim, and locals were keen to make sure they could break their fast in company, that they were well looked-after. Read More »

Trump friend floats possibility of his firing special counsel in Russian probe

Find out at the WND Superstore in "Socialism: A Clear and Present Danger", "Throw Them All Out", "Inside the Beltway", "Capitol Punishment" and many more. Here's ABC's Senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega. "Just a reminder that our President is basically the kid from that "wish them into the cornfield" Twilight Zone episode", tweeted Ken "Popehat" White about Trump's "volatility". Read More »

For Members, a Personal Connection to Capitol Police


None of the members of Idaho's all-Republican delegation are on the team or were present when, according to authorities, IL man James Hodgkinson opened fire on a northern Virginia baseball field where some GOP members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game. Read More »

About 4000 more USA troops to go to Afghanistan — APNewsBreak

USA forces are training, advising and assisting Afghan forces so that they can defend their own country and "terrorists can find no haven" there. In an effort to prevent a full-out combat mission and to stress the advisory role of the US military presence, the Obama administration placed very specific limits on the number of troops sent to Iraq . Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russia probe


Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Watch his statements in the player above. The piece in the Washington Examiner points out his years-long friendship with a key witness, whose testimony will be especially important if the probe morphs into an obstruction-of-justice investigation into the president. Read More »

Friend says Trump weighs firing special counsel Mueller

But Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax and a friend of the President who attended meetings Monday at the White House , was the one who revealed that the issue was being discussed. There's no reason to fire Mueller. Yet, much of the public, including key Republicans, want all the leads in the Russian probe followed. "I think it'd be a disaster". Read More »

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations Monday

But EU leaders insist these must be negotiated in detail for them to have any legal value as reassurance for those people affected. The European Commission said it is prepared for the negotiations to start as soon as the United Kingdom is ready but refused to give a date. Read More »

How Trump's Cuba policy could affect your travel plans

While campaigning past year in Miami , home to a large Cuban-American population, Trump pledged to reverse Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba unless it met certain "demands", including granting Cubans religious and political freedom, and releasing political prisoners. Read More »

Justice Department Says Rod Rosenstein Isn't Recusing Himself From Russia Investigation

Rosenstein , who oversees the Russian Federation investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from it, came just hours after an oddly worded statement from Mr. The Justice Department's special counsel investigation into connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and administration has broadened to include an examination of President Trump himself , and whether the president attempted to obstruct justice . Read More »

List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket


Zachary Barth, staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), and Capitol Police agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey were also wounded in the attack, but their injuries are not life-threatening. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". As the Tribune notes , a Facebook page that looks to be that of Sue Hodgkinson was still online as of Friday morning, attracting comments both supportive and vitriolic. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says

Press Secretary Sean Spicer told pool reporters that Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spoke with Scalise's doctors and the congressman's wife, Jennifer. The Congressional Baseball Game began shortly after it's scheduled start of 7:05 p.m. (2305 UTC) Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan has paid a visit to wounded Majority Whip Steve Scalise at the hospital. Read More »

Corbyn: Majority of one million 'decent jobs' would go to UK workers


With less than a week to go before the national election, the poll showed the Conservatives' share of the vote had fallen to 45 per cent, down four percentage points since the previous poll published on May 18. Against the Bank of England's trade-weighted basket, which measures sterling's broader strength, the pound is now back where it was on 9 April, before May called the election. Read More »

Apple debuts 'HomePod' smart speaker

At the Wired Business Conference today in New York City, the exec behind Alexa-Amazon's SVP of Devices David Limp-explained how he thinks Apple's connected speaker fits into the landscape. Still, the HomePod costs a bit more than numerous traditional speakers with which it wants to compete. Until then, Amazon will remain the smart home market's most popular device maker. Read More »

South Africa supports mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

Qatar and Turkey also seek to engage Saudi Arabia's rival Iran despite differences with Tehran's policies in the broader region. Iran said it is planning to send 100 tons of fresh fruit and legumes everyday. Those regional countries have suspended all land, air, and sea traffic with Qatar, ejected its diplomats, and ordered most Qatari citizens to leave. Read More »

May meets with Northern Irish Party

Without a so-called confidence and supply deal with the DUP , her party risks losing the vote next week on the Queen's Speech , which lays out the agenda for the government. A Downing Street spokesman said details will be discussed and agreed by cabinet on Monday, after which more information is likely to be released. Ahead of the meeting with May, Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said that any deal between the Conservatives and the DUP in Westminster can not be allowed to ... Read More »

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market


The activist investor firm acquired a stake in the grocery chain and had been pressuring it to find a buyer after sales growth had stalled. Packaged food companies were also damaged by the specter of healthier food that is less expensive targeting their customer base. Read More »

Congress plays baseball for charity one day after shooting


It was his 11th time suiting up for the game, but he says this game was different. Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was shot and then dragged himself away from the infield in a trail of blood. Mr Trump visited the hospital late on Wednesday and said Mr Scalise was "in some trouble". "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 ... Read More »

Xbox One X the Scorpio

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debuted in 2013. The games would be available digitally and on disc for Xbox One players. This comes on the back of several analysts saying that the Xbox One X's price point of $649 AUD is too much. Read More »

Confirmed death toll in London fire rises to 30

She has promised to set up a public inquiry and pledged 5 million pounds ($US6.40 million) to help the victims. In addition to those killed, the blaze injured at least 74 people. Residents have also criticised the local authority as many of those left homeless struggle to find out where they will be rehoused in the medium term. Read More »

Police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower fire

According to media reports , the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread. Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson Prince William visited the Grenfell Tower earlier this morning. "Furthermore it will probably be some time before all victims are located due to the sheer difficulty of fire fighters working in a building which is unsafe and will require a ... Read More »

United Kingdom election: Theresa May keeps top jobs unchanged


Mrs May is to stay in office with the support of her "friends" in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after the Conservatives failed to win a majority in the snap election she called. "It is quite possible there will be an election later this year or early next year and that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability", Corbyn told the BBC. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth visits survivors of London tower fire

The protesters scuffled with security guards in the lobby of the building. A number of protesters managed to enter the building, demanding to speak with officials. She was pictured talking to fire officers and staring up at the blackened remains of the Grenfell Tower , but was criticised for leaving without talking to residents. Read More »

British PM May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain... Ms May's party far from gaining any seats was reduced to 318 below the simple majority of 326 in Parliament. May also promised that her government will "keep our nation safe and secure", after recent attacks in London and Manchester, by "cracking down on the ideology of Islamist extremism and all those who support it and giving the police and the authorities the powers they need to keep our country ... Read More »

Cuba rejects 'hostile rhetoric' of Trump

Stopping short of reversal, President Donald Trump planned to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at halting the flow of US cash to the country's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations. JOHN YANG: How have they talked about how their lives have changed, what difference this past two years has been to them? "I am more hopeful than ever for the return of Joanne Chesimard to the United States to complete her term of imprisonment for the 1973 murder of ... Read More »

Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary For Governor As GOP Race Remains Tight

Northam, who has pledged to fight Trump, said he will also work with Republican lawmakers on several issues such as tax overhaul, Business Insider reported. Northam raised almost $6.5 million in the primary compared to Perriello's $4 million haul, which helped the lieutenant governor saturate Washington-area television stations with ads over the last few weeks. Read More »