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Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

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From the Senate, the bill still has to be approved by the House and then by President Trump to become law. Thursday's legislation levies new sanctions against Russian entities related to corruption, arms sales to the Syrian Bashar al-Assad regime, human rights abuses, and "malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government". Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russia probe

Pence communications director Jarrod Agen confirmed Thursday that Pence hired Richard Cullen , former USA attorney who is chairman of McGuire Woods , a Washington-based law firm. Pence has been under fire for not knowing a number of things that happened during the transition - which he led as chairman. In public, Vice President Mike Pence has been among Donald Trump's most unwavering, faithful defenders, offering reliably ingenuous support of the president in his pan-Midwestern ... Read More »

US President says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

President Donald Trump , not one to shy away from using Twitter, certainly isn't hesitating to tweet his feelings about news reports alleging that he's under federal investigation for obstruction of justice . "He now lives within himself , which is a unsafe place for Donald Trump to be", someone close to Trump said to the news network, "I see him emotionally withdrawing". Read More »

Chris Ruddy: President Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Trump's close pal on Monday told "PBS NewsHour" that Robert Mueller's job may be in jeopardy and that the President is "weighing that option". Prominent radio host Mark Levin wrote on Facebook that "Mueller must step aside", while commentator Ann Coulter said there was no point in keeping him after Mr Comey confirmed that Mr Trump was not under investigation. Read More »

Trump announces he's under investigation

A White House spokeswoman declined to comment and referred questions to Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz. Trump's tweet was part of an early-morning tweetstorm in which he went after the Russian Federation investigations and the " Fake News Media ". Read More »

France vote: Emmanuel Macron's centrist party heading for victory

Many of those who voted for him in the presidential election, particularly left-wing voters, said they were doing so only to keep Marine Le Pen out. Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis and failed presidential candidate Benoit Hamon both crashed out of the running on Sunday. Mr Macron wants, within weeks, to start reforming French labour laws to make hiring and firing easier, and plans to legislate a greater degree of honesty into a parliament previously hit by high-profile scandals. Read More »

LeBron James' Top NBA Finals Performances

James averaged 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists while shooting.564 from the field and.387 from three-point range against the Warriors . 2017 marked James' seventh-consecutive finals appearance. "I was expecting more", coach Steve Kerr told KTVU-TV, joking about the size of the crowd. I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. We kept the lead at 6, 8 points, or the deficit. Read More »

Conservatives 'putting party before peace' in Northern Ireland, says Peter Hain

But despite all this, Foster is adamant that her party isn't homophobic. The party, led by Arlene Foster , has blocked same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland and counts openly homophobic ministers among its ranks. Brexit negotiations officially started in May when the PM signed a letter under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, and are due to end by November 2018. Read More »

UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

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The figures, published on Sunday in research from the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, stand in stark contrast to the thoughts of Arab Israelis, 90 percent of whom consider it an occupation. "Now is not the time to give up on this goal", he said. Nearly two thirds of Jewish Israelis felt that Israel's control of the West Bank contributed to the state's security, and nearly half felt Israel should still annex the territory claimed by Palestinians as their state. Read More »

US Open leaderboard 2017

There were 18 rounds in the 60s, starting with one for the record book. With little to play for McIlroy then strung together his best sequence of holes in the tournament, carding four birdies and two pars. But Thomas is no stranger to records. "Part of that is just age, and part I'll give credit to caddy Johnny McLaren, credit to my wife and my little boy". Read More »

London fire: 58 missing presumed dead

This includes the 30 fatalities confirmed so far. Some reports suggest that the blaze started after a fridge exploded in one of the apartment and it quickly engulfed the building where some 600 people lived. They say their complaints were ignored. The protesters also held up pictures of those still missing and now feared dead. Anger boiled over on Friday as people stormed Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein, like everybody else, is 'furious' and 'amazed' at Trump's tweets

As the investigation expands, that raises the possibility that Rosenstein may recuse himself from that role, since he wrote the memo justifying Comey's firing. Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. Read More »

London tower fire: 58 people missing presumed dead, say police

A woman touches missing person posters near The Grenfell Tower block, destroyed by fire, in north Kensington, West London , Britain June 16, 2017 . Mrs May said money from the £5 million emergency fund to help victims buy food and clothes was already being handed out and more funding would be allocated if needed. Read More »

Trump again lashes out at Russia probe, says he is being investigated

The comment follows reports by NBC News and others that former FBI Director Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey . "This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story", Mr. Trump said in April. " Witch Hunt ", the president wrote in his tweet . Also, it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert S. Read More »

London fire: 58 missing people presumed dead after Grenfell Tower disaster

Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this. The MP said she was there as the leader of the Commons and represented all MPs. A firefighter who heard children's screams as he battled the Grenfell Tower blaze has described the fire as "like a warzone". Senior councillors in Liverpool will hold a meeting with social landlords on Saturday, while the fire service is reviewing its inspection processes for high-rise buildings ... Read More »

Theresa May Nears a Deal With Right-Wing Democratic Unionists

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And a Downing Street source said the talks had been "constructive". The DUP is expected to secure measures which it believes will help Northern Ireland's economy with investment in infrastructure, the abolition of air passenger duty, a cut in corporation tax, and a softer Brexit among the issues under discussion. Read More »

Bodies of missing sailors found on stricken Navy destroyer

Navy destroyer are missing after a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship off the coast of Japan. The statement continues: "The families are being notified and being provided the support they need during this hard time". According to a statement from the United States 7th Fleet given to the news network, the missing soldiers could be trapped in the USS Fitzgerald's damaged areas. Read More »

Scalise "Improving", Still Critical

The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). Doctors also said Scalise needed at several transfusions. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in; he was as critical as you can be when he came in". Read More »

UK PM nears deal with Irish DUP party

Former Prime Minister John Major said he was concerned a deal with the DUP could thrust the province back towards violence almost two decades since a US-brokered peace deal brought peace to Northern Ireland. "Progress will not come from a deal between the DUP and Tories to prop up a government in Westminster with an austerity and Brexit agenda but through the full implementation of the agreements and an Executive that respects the rights and delivers for all in society". Read More »

Facebook uses AI to counter terrorism

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No one could be blamed if they began to question why major social media platforms use advanced data analytics for every commercial goal under the sun, other than identifying and eradicating extremist content. The company admitted that "AI can't catch everything" and technology is "not yet as good as people when it comes to understanding" what constitutes content that should be removed. Read More »

EU Citizens Want a Brexit-Style Vote-to Say 'Yes' to Staying

Britain voted by 52 percent in favour of leaving the European Union in a referendum past year. May spent Thursday in talks with each of the five main political parties from Northern Ireland, including the DUP, aimed at getting a power-sharing executive running in the province before a June 29 deadline. Read More »

Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

This story was originally published at 1:20 p.m. Central time, the State Patrol tweeted that they were arresting protesters "who failed to leave the roadway". And Yanez said he feared for his life. The incident drew national attention when Reynolds started live-streaming the immediate aftermath of the exchange on Facebook, as Castile lay dying and her daughter sat in the back seat. Read More »

Cosby publicist after mistrial: 'Mr. Cosby's power is back'

Lena Dunham is among those high profile observers of the case speaking out about the mistrial result. She didn't ask to have sexual relations with Cosby, but the comedian tells the court that his actions were consensual. What advantages would attorneys have the second time around? In other words, while the mistrial was effectively a minor victory for the Cosby defense ― it established it can convince at least one of 12 people of Cosby's innocence, if nothing else ― the legal proceedings ... Read More »

Iran arrests 8 more terrorists over Tehran attacks

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One of the two attackers to Imam Khomeini Mausoleum detonated his bomb-vest and the other was shot by security forces. In addition, it was stated that 42 of the 43 suspects who were arrested in connection with the attacks are linked to ISIS. Read More »

Trump lashes out at 'bad', 'conflicted' Russia investigators

It was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to run the investigation into Russian government interference with the 2016 election - and, importantly, it is Rosenstein who still retains the power to fire Mueller , as President Trump is said to have mused about in recent days. Read More »