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Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia

Though there's little dispute over Russia's interference in the election, questions remain over the objective and extent of the meddling. USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that the Russian government conducted an influence campaign to support Mr. Lire la suite »

I don't think Theresa May has any credibility - Corbyn

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed ministers to her shaky government Sunday, as some Conservative colleagues rallied to support her - and others said her days were numbered after last week's disastrous election . Former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson, asked about her future , said: "Let's see how it pans out". Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats. Lire la suite »

Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter


Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News that her husband had been living in Alexandria, Virginia , for the past two months. There were several shots fired before police returned fire. "I was doing what I could to not get killed". Chuck Fleischmann told CNN . It was not known the condition of the others who were shot. "There was blood all over and it was terrible, but we did not know when it was going to end". Lire la suite »

Nationals to Proceed with 108th Congressional Baseball Game


Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner is still at MedStar Washington Hospital and is listed in good condition. The incident happened in the Del Ray neighbourhood, which is across the Potomac River from Washington . Speaking from the White House's Diplomatic Room, the U.S. president said: "We may have our differences but we do well in times like these (to remember) that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country". Lire la suite »

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, will need more surgery: hospital


He avoided issuing partisan blame for the attack, which was carried out by an assailant who had expressed anger at Trump's election and support for Democratic candidates. "Somebody from the baseball team starting screaming, and I heard really, really loud pops very close to me". About 25 people had gathered for the Republican team's practice for an annual charity game, scheduled for Thursday night. Lire la suite »

Residents warned of fire risks for years


Witnesses described hearing screams for help from people trapped on the upper floors of the block as flames engulfed the building, which contains 120 flats thought to be home to between 400 and 600 people. There was no immediate word on the cause, but angry residents said they had repeatedly warned about a potential fire threat. It had no sprinkler system, and some residents have said no alarms sounded as the blaze began. Lire la suite »

Alleged shooter James Hodgkinson targeted Republicans, congressmen say


Bernie Sanders said the gunman had been among the many volunteers on his presidential campaign.Court records show that Hodgkinson's legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving. Bailey is a Capitol Police special agent who is part of the congressional security detail. Sanders said he was "sickened" by the attack. An additional two individuals - a congressman and a Capitol Police officer - attained secondary injuries. Lire la suite »

Congressional baseball game goes back more than a century

The agency says the victims are being transported to the hospital. The shooting occurred one day before the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park. Paul said between 50-100 shots were fired. A statement from Scalise's office released earlier Wednesday morning said Scalise was undergoing surgery. Lire la suite »

12 dead in massive fire at London residential tower

Flames tore through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington overnight, leaving people trapped on upper floors - some holding babies out of windows and others jumping from their flats. Joe Walsh, 58, said he saw someone throw two children from a window at the fifth or sixth floor. Refurbishment of the housing block had been completed past year and the Fire Brigades Union said something had gone badly wrong with fire prevention procedures at the building. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions and the Trail of Unanswered Questions

Now, today the attorney general got to answer those questions, and he pushed back forcefully. "You're impeding this investigation". Their relationship was illustrated in Sessions's confounding account of how he reacted when the former F.B.I. Lire la suite »

Panicked UPS workers flee California gunfire that killed 4


Mayor Ed Lee condemned the violence and praised authorities for a "very proactive response". She said they ducked as they boarded and told the driver to "go, go, go". Police arrived in minutes. "I saw police officers go up from the ramp and then storm the buildings", he said. Officers responded to a report of an active shooter about 8:55 a.m. Lire la suite »

Investigators searching for more victims of London tower fire


The group said there was only one entry and exit to the tower during improvement works at the block in Latimer Road and it had issues with evacuation procedures. Others leapt from high floors rather than succumb to the flames. "There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers", he said in a statement. Lire la suite »

Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea


Authorities said he was caught on camera trying to steal a propaganda banner from a hotel. "The brutalization and terrorism the North Koreans have put upon Otto and the Warmbier family have ended". The purposes of Rodman's visits to North Korea have never been fully transparent. Rodman has been criticized for failing to use his influence on leaders who are otherwise isolated diplomatically from the rest of the world. Lire la suite »

BC Liberal cabinet sworn in but defeat looms for minority government


I had a mix of responses to last week's column, which described how Clark's B.C. Liberals technically won the election and remain the government. The premier is preparing for the legislature to resume on June 22. Clark also promised to introduce a throne speech next week. "Our job in a vote of confidence is to present a throne speech that reflects the direction we'd like the province to take", she said. Lire la suite »

Baseball Turns to Terror for GOP Lawmakers


Scalise - the House Republican Whip - was traveling with a small security detail. The gunfire at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park broke out around 7 a.m. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", says Sanders. A person who lived near the ballpark and asked not to be identified said he estimated that at least 80 to 100 rounds of ammunition was sacked. Lire la suite »

Punish NKorea for Mistreatment of US Student — WashPost


He is on Medivac flight on his way home. (AP Photo/John Minchillo). A pair hugs and cries outside the plane carrying Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, before he is transferred from a transport aircraft to. Lire la suite »

I promise to serve, says Ireland's youngest Taoiseach

Ireland's 13th Taoiseach was elected to office exactly 10 years to the day since he first took his seat in parliament as a TD for Dublin West. The Dail was then suspended until 6.30pm as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travelled to Aras an Uachtarain to receive his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins. Lire la suite »

Man Arrested In Relation To Wicklow Mountains Investigation


DNA samples have confirmed that the woman died within the last week. Detectives suspect her killing may have been a spur of the moment incident and during the course of an argument. The woman's head and hands were found in a plastic bag, close to Glenmacnass waterfall this afternoon. The remains were found in five locations since the first body parts were found on Saturday night. Lire la suite »