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UK: Banned building materials suspected in London fire


Police said they are using the Interpol Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. The government on Saturday promised a public inquiry and police have opened a criminal investigation. Reports suggest that a renovation project on Grenfell Tower past year intentionally did not include safety devices such as sprinklers and doors created to keep the fire from spreading. Read More »

Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'


Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said as he headed into a lunch meeting with the rest of the Republican conference, saying "differences on Medicaid" were making it hard to impossible for GOP members to come together on a bill. The Senate bill is looking at basing tax credits not just on age, as the AHCA does, but also on factors such as income and locale. But as Republicans cast doubt on their prospects of passing a wholesale repeal bill this year, Democrats are forcefully making the case there ... Read More »

Trump angry over investigation, says 'WITCH HUNT' again

Trump on Friday morning boasted about the power of his Twitter feed. He has also started to direct some of his anger at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, according to the AP and the New York Times . Read More »

Trump mulling firing special counsel on Russia Robert Mueller


If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller. What's more , in order to accomplish that wrecking operation, the president would probably have to fire Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general who entrusted the Russian Federation investigation to Mueller after Atty. Read More »

Trump admits he is under investigation over Comey

LIASSON: Not only did President Trump say he did not tell Comey to drop the Flynn investigation, but. US President Donald Trump and son Barron make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on June 17, 2017 in Washington , DC. Read More »

Brexit talks: Hammond says jobs and economy the priority

The scenario has been initially proposed and promoted by the ruling Conservative party. "To those in the Tory party who call you Remainer Phil, can you say we are definitely leaving the European Union , absolutely on my watch, and we are defiantly leaving the single market on my watch?" Even Mrs May's own immediate political survival is in doubt, 10 days after she lost her majority in an election . Read More »

May admits London fire response 'not good enough'

May on Saturday chaired a meeting on the government's response to the fire. Dr Tomlin said he believed residents left the meeting feeling "reassured that they were listened to". Mr Barwell lost his bid for re-election to Parliament and is now Mrs May's chief of staff. Critics say a much-needed review of fire safety regulations languished under Mr Barwell's watch. Read More »

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

The shadow Brexit Secretary, who is also the former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), revealed prosecutors were now part of the investigation. Protesters sit down in Oxford Circus during a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16. Read More »

Rosenstein "a mix of furious and amazed" over Trump tweets

Although Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to lead the federal probe, he still makes the final decisions about resources, personnel and - if necessary - any prosecutions. ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside. Additionally, even if Trump did decide to fire Mueller, he would have go through Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

London fire: Death toll rises to 58

Earlier, dozens of people stormed the town hall building in the London's Kensington district where the tragedy was being discussed. Hundreds of people, including singer and human rights campaigner Lily Allen, were protesting outside the town hall of Kensington and Chelsea, holding up cardboard signs reading " Justice for Grenfell ". Read More »

Lawyer: Trump Is Not Under Investigation


And Trump himself took aim at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller, accusing him on Twitter of leading a "Witch Hunt ". Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself . Rosenstein finds himself in a spot as he could face the President anger or answer questions about his own future role supervising Mueller when he could become a witness in the special counsel's ... Read More »

The President Is Not Under Investigation: Trump Attorney

He wrote in multiple social media posts that he views Mueller - a long-serving former Federal Bureau of Investigation director respected by both parties - as leading a biased probe with the singular aim of dislodging Trump . Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. Mueller has been choosing his own staff, tapping top legal minds from inside and outside the Justice Department. Read More »

Trump not under investigation, says lawyer

He is not under investigation for ties to Russian Federation, he is not under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey , and he is not under investigation for obstruction of justice. "Earlier, Rosenstein had authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending former FBI-chief James Comey's firing". During the Bush years, Brand first worked under White House counsel Alberto Gonzales (where she may have learned a thing or two about politicizing law enforcement ), ... Read More »

Trump lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite Trump's tweet

The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt . Someone please take away his phone. "This is playing out in real time ". The president does have the legal right to halt the kind of investigation that the FBI was conducting in the Flynn matter. He's increasingly focused his anger at both Rosenstein and Mueller, according to advisers and confidants, viewing the two as part of a biased effort to undermine his presidency. Read More »

Juneteenth celebration back in Anchorage


She said, "They could've chosen anyone, but they chose me". Seeing different cultures and traditions come together year after year is what makes the celebration so special, she said. Ivory Albert Seaton drove in from Dallas with his fiancée Jana Mays, a Waco native. "This year's theme was 'Dream Big" and paid homage to local African-American pioneers. Read More »

'I can't believe he did this': Wife of Congressional shooter spe


Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Euille said he spoke to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday about his encounters with the shooter . "So, we've got to speak up for the whole country", James Hodgkinson told KTVI . Read More »

Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in mistrial

Massachusetts: Seven women are suing Cosby for defamation in separate lawsuits pending in Massachusetts , where Cosby has a home in Shelburne Falls. I felt his hand inside my vagina, moving in and out. Cosby himself didn't comment, remaining stoic as the judge declared a mistrial, but Andrew Wyatt, his spokesman, declared the star's "power is back". Read More »

Dianne Feinstein 'Increasingly Concerned' Donald Trump Will Try to Fire Investigators

Aside for Mueller , Feinstein also noted how Trump previously received a memo from Rosenstein , containing the Deputy Attorney General's recommendation ahead of the Comey firing. Including Trump's conduct in the investigation marked a major shift in the work of the investigators, and certainly a shift from what the FBI has been focused on for months, Russian interference in the 2016 elections and whether or not Trump operatives colluded with them. Read More »

Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite tweets

Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Why do media reports paint a dramatically different picture? Let's look at one example. The memo from the transition's general counsel directs all staffers and volunteers who worked on the Trump transition to "preserve any written well as any electronic information" related to Russia , Ukraine and any foreign travel by Trump transition members. Read More »

Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for helping Russia in arranging Confederations Cup

KAZINFORM The main annual worldwide football tournament among national teams - the FIFA Confederations Cup - kicks off in Russian Federation on June 17, Kazinform has learnt from TASS . Other teams qualified are Cameroon (2017 Africa Cup of Nations Champions), Australia (2015 AFC Asian Cup Winners), Mexico (2015 CONCACAF Cup Winners), and New Zealand (2016 OFC Nations Cup Winners). Read More »

Real Madrid 'willing to pay off Cristiano Ronaldo tax bill'

Ramon Calderon, the man who brought Cristiano Ronaldo to Madrid from Manchester, says that changing the player's mind about leaving will be very hard. And of course, in annual fashion, this instantly threw up links with a return to Manchester United to work under his former boss José Mourinho ahead of the Portuguese's second season in charge, which unsurprisingly left vast amounts of supporters sceptical. Read More »

Trump's new Cuba policy restricts tourism, military business

Trump's new policy will ban transactions with the Grupo de Administracion Empresarial S.A., a business controlled by the Cuban military. The primary goal, according to the White House, is to push the Cuban government to adopt stronger human rights protections, to release political prisoners, and to ensure that any economic advancement benefits the Cuban people instead of the military. Read More »

North Korea 'fires multiple missiles' - days after United Nations sanctions


The short range missiles flew for some 200 kilometres (124 miles) at an altitude of two kilometres before falling into the Sea of Japan, the ministry added. "However, attitude is not everything". China should work with Russian Federation on counter-measures to THAAD, the Global Times added. After the reported missile test, China reiterated its call on all parties involved in the situation to exercise restraint and make an effort to stabilize the situation in the region. Read More »

Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey . The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller . Read More »

WashPost: Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller


Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election , and has told lawmakers he would only fire him with good cause. And in the Justice Department, that is what we do on a daily basis, that is how are trained. "I can say categorically that the collusion or cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over", the Maine senator told " Meet the Press ", adding that the probe could be done by the end of 2017. Read More »

Senate Passes New Iran Sanctions Bill 98-2


The measure will now go to the House of Representatives where the path forward is not clear. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that at least on this issue - the need to impose sanctions on Russia - Democrats and Republicans can agree. Read More »

VAR denied Portugal's Andre Gomes scoring v Mexico

Our team practically had the match won and we conceded a goal in the final minutes. In his next game, Silva scored a hat-trick against the Faroe Islands, when Ronaldo added one goal in another 6-0 victory. Portuguese defender Bruno Alves won the game in injury time powering a header past Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa . The action from Group A continues on Sunday (June 18 ) as Euro 2016 winners Portugal take on Mexico at the Kazan Arena in Kazan . Read More »

London Mayor: UK Shouldn't Host Donald Trump On A State Visit

In a television appearance on Monday, Khan said Trump was wrong about " many things" and indicated that his diplomatic visit should be cancelled. Trump renewed his criticism of Khan on Monday, a day after attacking his handling of the weekend's terror attack in the city. Read More »

Pakistan, India face off in historic cricket final

S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match . Mohammad Amir removed India's top three batsmen as Pakistan stunned their arch-rivals with a remarkable 180-run win in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. No matter the conditions, you have to play good cricket . Bilawal eulogised the team, including captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Fakhar Zaman for displaying splendid game at the Oval . Read More »

California signs low-carbon pact with China in defiance of Trump

The United States' partners in the G7 club of wealthy democracies vowed Sunday to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the United States' withdrawal from the Paris accord. Pruitt was scheduled to fly back to the United States on Sunday because he has a meeting with Trump but declined to comment on the talks or how the meeting was proceeding. Read More »

Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite t


ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside. Trump, who hired his own lawyer last month to represent him regarding probes by the special counsel and congressional committees, continued his harsh criticism of the investigations in series of tweets on Friday. Read More »

Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

A frantic end to the first half gave way to a boring second as both sides were found wanting with their final ball, with Ronaldo - isolated after Nani's withdrawal - unable to influence the game. That being said, we know how unsafe Chicharito and Mexico can be. Portugal's William Carvalho, left, and Mexico's Raul Jimenez fight for the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017 . Read More »

Trump confirms probe over Comey firing


U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Mr Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton . Days after Comey was abruptly ousted, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Read More »

Keshia Knight Pulliam still milking Cosby trial for publicity


Also on Wednesday, the jury requested to hear extended excerpts of Constand's testimony about the night when she says he drugged and molested her. Cosby said he gave Constand three half-tablets of Benadryl , an over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine, to help her relax. Read More »