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Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the anti-embargo Movimiento Democracia, told AFP that the changes do not fully reverse Obama's open-hand policy as Trump had suggested. -President Trump, speaking in MiamiWhat's new about Trump's recently announced Cuba policy? Well, for starters, none of Trump's reforms take effect immediately. Read More »

Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition

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Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Porter Ranch) smiled broadly when asked who he thought would win the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game . The bullet reportedly pierced his hip during baseball practice may have done a lot of damage and the hospital said he's had to have a number of transfusions. Read More »

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter calling the move "a mistake" and "shortsighted". "Effective immediately, I am cancelling the previous administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba ", Trump said . It is not clear if the President will apply the same sanctions to other countries with poor human-rights records. There is no other option left for the USA but to take unilateral military actions inside Pakistani territory to kill jihadist operatives, it argued. Read More »

President Trump: Scalise "In Some Trouble". Praying For Victims

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The president also asked for prayers for lobbyist Matt Mika , also critically wounded during Wednesday's attack on Republican members of Congress who were attacked while practicing for an annual charity baseball game. Spectators started a short chant of "USA" and many proud staffers walked around in U.S. tee shirts, as opposed to the usual shirts for specific members. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

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Pushing that message of unity were the House leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who told CNN's Jake Tapper that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise". "This game is always an important moment for both parties to come together to support charity, build friendships, and celebrate our national pastime, but, as you all know, tonight's game has taken on a much deeper level of meaning, beyond anything that we would have thought", he said. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Rep. Steve Scalise underwent surgery Thursday, his third procedure since suffering severe injuries a day before when a gunman opened fire on Republicans practicing for a congressional baseball game , sources told ABC News . U.S. Capitol Police officers, who were at the Alexandria ball field as part of Rep. Steve Scalise's security detail, and three Alexandria police officers responded to the shooter. Read More »

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russia

Having won the first worldwide title of his illustrious career with Portugal at Euro 2016, Ronaldo has a realistic chance of bringing the Confederations Cup home. The only injury issue came prior to the tournament as Jesus Corona pulled out of the squad and he was replaced by Jürgen Damm . "We're playing the champions of Europe and the world champions, the Copa America champions are in the other group". Read More »

May keeps mum after DUP talks

But an alliance between May and a pro-Union party like the DUP could undermine the confidence of Northern Ireland's Catholics in the process and revive tensions in an area bordering the EU. "Northern Ireland's political leaders now have it in their hands to take control and shape a brighter future for everyone in Northern Ireland". "I think what we are hearing in this election is people want an approach that's less partisan, less nationalistic, less ideological". Read More »

Trump says Congressman Scalise 'in some trouble' after shooting

According to the hospital, he sustained a single shot to his left hip, with the bullet traveling across his pelvis causing bone fractures, internal organ injury and severe bleeding. She says she's grateful to President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and all of Scalise's Capitol Hill colleagues "who have reached out to us during this most challenging time". Read More »

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller investigation

They know that Comey alone probably can't bring down Trump , and therefore the president's apologists have pointed the firehose of innuendo, fabrication, and exaggeration at Mueller himself. Mueller has since taken over this probe, and he may also be investigating whether the interactions between Trump and Comey - described in testimony by the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - constitute obstruction of justice. Read More »

Mickey Arthur positive about Pakistan's chances in Champions Trophy final

We came here very firmly of the opinion that we wanted to win it, and that has been our chat all the time. This is their fourth trip to the Champions Trophy final , and only the first for Pakistan . India have twice topped 300 this month and chased a further 455 for the loss of only three wickets in their other two matches. The victory also assumed significance as fans were earlier that year disappointed following India's group stage exit from 2007 50-over World Cup in West Indies. Read More »

Golden State Warriors spending the weekend in Las Vegas

Some reports have suggested James, the best player on the planet, may head to California to join the Lakers or Clippers in 2018, likely bringing talented players along in an effort to topple the Warriors if the Cavaliers fall short again next year. Read More »

Portraits emerge of officers hailed as heroes at shooting

Tenney has reported the email to Capitol Police . Rand Paul told CNN . "Our lives were saved by the Capitol Police", Paul said . "The United States Capitol Police is dedicated to its mission to protect the U.S. Williams said he was injured after he ran from the sound of gunfire and dove into the first base dugout "like. into a pool with no water". There were no reports of fatalities. Read More »

Trump Interviewed Mueller for FBI Director Job

I'll say very positive things when they're warranted. "I think it is", Ruddy said. The White House said that Ruddy speaks only for himself and not the president . Mr Trump can not directly dismiss Mr Mueller . The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery

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Two police officers were injured. Ticket sales picked up after Wednesday's shooting, eventually setting an attendance record, the organizers said, as attendees such as Alexander Hilten, 16, of Arlington, Virginia, made a decision to come to the game for the first time. Read More »

Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

The House has shown an appetite for passing new sanctions. Previous administrations - including President Barack Obama 's - have also been wary of sanctions directed by Congress . I hope the president will sign it. Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in Moscow, Russia , Friday, June 16, 2017. Read More »

Leishman lurks behind leaders at US Open

Thomas's magical round equals the lowest numerical score in a major and the best ever in the 117-year history of the U.S. Open in relation to par. The Englishman had a chance for a piece of the third-round lead at the U.S. Players noticed firmer greens that were allowing putts to race past the hole. He was 10 under. I've been there a handful of times and had some good finishes. Read More »

Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller

Earlier this week, Newsmax CEO and close Trump ally Chris Ruddy set the news cycle on fire when he claimed that President Donald Trump was thinking about terminating special counsel Robert Mueller . He said Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not involved in the Russian Federation probe and has not been briefed on it since his recusal. With so much suspicion already cast around the integrity of the independent investigation, a Mueller firing could be the last blow before Congress ... Read More »

People Still Missing After Grenfell Tower Fire Assumed Dead

The death toll from the fire that tore through a London high-rise has nearly doubled, as residents lash out at the government's response to one of the deadliest blazes in United Kingdom history. Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday. "The police is saying get out, the whole building is burning and we're on the top floor, get out how?" says Rania on video. Read More »

Microsoft debuts Xbox One X

And I think that's because Microsoft hasn't necessarily been reinventing [with every new console], they've been refining and making it more powerful. In other words, Taykey said that Nintendo perhaps generated more buzz because there were so many games that fans were excited about and could interact with. Read More »

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

He eked out a win over Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart and state Sen. "We supported Tom because he was the visionary in the race". Virginia is the only state that prohibits its governor from serving consecutive terms. But looking at the data available , 2017 proved to be a banner year for Democrats and possibly a sign of Trump's waining popularity. Read More »

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

Firefighters continued to pick their way through the burnt-out wreckage of the building Friday. It includes 30 deaths that already have been confirmed, and reports of people who are missing and presumed to have been killed. The focus of criticism centres on the cladding fitted to external walls on the 1970s concrete block as part of a £8.7 million ($11 million, 9.9 million euros) refit completed previous year. Read More »

Britain to hold special two-year parliament session to tackle Brexit

Yet in the event many backed Jeremy Corbyn's anti-establishment message instead. Matthew Shaddick (Ladbrokes Head of Politics): Compared to pre-match expectations, no. Someone made the catastrophic mistake of turning the election into a presidential campaign - May vs Corbyn. "These smaller parties can potentially be king makers in the medium term, but that usually doesn't end well for the smaller partners in government". Read More »

'Steve Scalise Took A Bullet For All Of Us'

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But Nancy Pelosi , the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, criticised some Republicans who have blamed the shooting on vitriol from the political left. "And it was quite a day, and our police officers were incredible, weren't they?" Hodgkinson - an IL home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park - had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration . Read More »

Theresa May is nearly as unpopular as Jeremy Corbyn once was

That comment has backfired spectacularly on her - as has so much else. Jeremy Corbyn has engaged the young and enthused them to turn up to vote where 63% of them voted Labour and only 27% voted Conservative. But in those circumstances, Britain's natural Conservative establishment might not find it easy to press its claims. Instead, as Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer told the Observer , it is her party that is now in turmoil, yet again, over Europe , and consumed once more by ... Read More »

President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witch hunt

Nice", Mr Trump wrote on Twitter earlier, later repeating his accusation the probe was a " witch hunt ". Mueller was named by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein eight days after Comey's dismissal to lead the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel , a position created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest or in other extraordinary circumstances. Read More »

White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe

Mueller serves at the will and pleasure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed him to head the inquiry. If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump. If he snaps, and his intentions take another, tumultuous turn, there are few guardrails preventing him from removing the special counsel-a move that would nearly certainly trigger a constitutional crisis. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game raises more than $1 million

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It had not planned to carry the game before the shooting but now is pulling together a telecast on short notice. Thursday, as a measure of resilience and tribute. They say that if anyone is encouraging violent action, it is the president himself, who previous year said he'll pay the legal fees of supporters who remove protestors from his campaign rallies. Read More »