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Jared Kushner delivers remarks after tech meeting

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So Washington took notice Monday when Kushner presided over a White House meeting of technology executives and actually took the microphone. Those using abusive language or negative behavior will result in being blacklisted on Disqus. Read More »

Ottawa unveils Royal Tour details

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The Royal couple will reunite for a "community celebration" with local performances before they depart for Canada's capital region. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, tour a winery in Ontario and explore the headquarters of a Canadian e-commerce company as part of their upcoming visit to Canada. Read More »

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

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The term comes from a Massachusetts state Senate district that resembled a salamander and was approved in 1812 by Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry. The lower court found that redistricting efforts are unlawful partisan gerrymandering when they seek to entrench the party in power, and have no other legitimate justification. Read More »

Napa police rescue dog left in hot auto

The dog is under the care of a vet, and police are asking dog owners to leave their pets at home when it's this hot. They called 911 and Napa police and an officer from the sheriff's department's animal services division responded and freed the dog from the vehicle. Read More »

Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

Chris Liddell, director of strategic initiatives for the Trump administration, told CNBC earlier to day that the summit will especially focus on cloud and cybersecurity . In 2015, the US government made at least 7,000 separate IT investments and some agencies were using systems that had components at least 50 years old. Read More »

UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence

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As talks got under way in Brussels , the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier stressed that both sides must "first tackle uncertainties caused by Brexit". Anxious by mass immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain past year voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-nation bloc in a shock referendum result. Read More »

Russian Federation to track coalition planes in Syria, halts USA hotline

Russia's defense ministry said Monday that, as a result of the U.S. shooting down the Syrian warplane, it would no longer abide by the 2015 U.S. -Russia "deconfliction" agreement , which was "aimed at minimizing the risk of inflight incidents among coalition and Russian aircraft operating in Syrian airspace". Read More »

Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation

Mueller operates with day-to-day independence of Rosenstein, but Rosenstein still oversees how the investigation is funded. On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Mueller's investigation has now expanded to include potential obstruction of justice by Donald Trump . Read More »

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

But ThePost reported that Coats had told associates Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey when he was still FBI Director , to take the heat off former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and that Trump had asked Coats and Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Read More »

London Van Attack: Brave Imam 'Stopped All Forms' of Assault on Suspect

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The van hit people who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London , one of the biggest in Britain. Mohammed Mahmoud, the imam from the Muslim Welfare House, stepped in to ensure the van driver was not hurt until he was bundled into a police van. Read More »

President Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

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USA president Donald Trump appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, as he lashed out at what he described as a " witch hunt " against him. On Friday, Trump made more comments on the probe. A new report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is widening his Russian Federation investigation has prompted the Department of Justice to issue a new warning about government leaks. Read More »

Man held after van driven into crowd near Finsbury Park mosque

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Transportation officials said roads were being closed in the area. "Thank God I just moved to the side, I just jumped". London Ambulance tweeted: "We have sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road". She said she was "very sorry for what's happened", the Press Association reported. Police killed the three attackers. He has also yet to offer public comments on the deaths of seven United States sailors, who were killed during a collision between their U.S. Read More »

Qatar Airways fires back at Arab neighbors with 'no borders' ad

An Arabic hashtag on Twitter has also appeared calling for Saudis to cut ties with Turkey. "We have had a lot of cancellations, especially to the four countries that did this illegal blockade, but we have found new markets and this is our growth strategy", he said , adding passengers were returning to the carrier after initially being deterred when the boycott started. Read More »

Congress accuses BJP of unilateralism on Presidential candidate

Shah said political parties had been informed of the NDA's choice. His remarks came hours after the BJP Parliamentary Board declared Bihar Governor Kovind as the NDA's choice for President. It has also garnered support from parties like the YSR Congress, which has almost 2 per cent, and the TRS , which has 1.6 per cent. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that BJD will support NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind as Presidential candidate. Read More »

London terror attack suspect named by media

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One elderly man, who had collapsed moments before the van appeared, was pronounced dead at the scene, although police have not yet confirmed whether he died as a result of the attack. The London Ambulance Service took nine people to three London hospitals. The Muslim Council of Britain umbrella group said it expected increased security "as a matter of urgency". Read More »

Adele visits London firefighters after tower block blaze

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The London Fire Brigade and firefighter Rob Petty shared a handful of pictures of the "wonderfully grounded" Londoner as she joined them at the station. 'Adele was going round and hugging everyone she could to comfort them, ' the fan wrote. Adele made an appearance at the vigil being held to support victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Portugal gains upper hand over wildfire that killed 64

Portugal's national route 236 was transformed into a road of hell as the ferocious blaze ripped through the wooded countryside around the epicentre in Pedrogao Grande. The forest fire broke out on a road linking the municipalities of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera, causing people to be trapped on a road surrounded by flames. Read More »

79 believed to have died in London high-rise fire

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Witness accounts claimed a faint sound of an alarm went off around 1:30 am, but with alarms in the building sounding off on a floor-by-floor basis, the sound may not have been heard by all the residents in the 24-story floor. The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers have revealed. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery

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More on this as it develops. Scalise's surgeon said on Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though when he arrived at the hospital he was at imminent risk of death. "We all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added. The wife of wounded GOP congressman Steve Scalise says she is thankful for all the prayers and warm wishes her family has received since her husband was shot at a baseball practice. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

Mika also remained hospitalized Saturday after undergoing an additional surgery. In family photos accompanying Sunday's Twitter post , Scalise is seen smiling as he enjoys everyday moments with his wife, son and daughter. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, was killed by police after the Wednesday shooting rampage. The update comes just one day after a doctor told reporters here that Scalise is not only expected to walk again but ... Read More »

Indian Consulate marks third International Yoga Day in US

The Consulate will hold its flagship Yoga event "Recharge at Battery Park" in the city on Monday during which several Yoga sessions will be conducted by leading practitioners. Speakers at the event will include Kher, World Health Organisation Executive Director Nata Menabde, Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, former National Football League athlete turned yogi Keith Mitchell, Bluechip Marketing Worldwide CEO Stanton Kawer and Swami Sivadasananda. Read More »

UK's Hammond says new UK-EU regulatory process needed after Brexit

A DUP source confirmed negotiations were "ongoing" and said they were looking to deliver "a more compassionate style of government for the whole of the UK". He said that there needed to be a new urgency to re-establishing Stormont as the Brexit negotiation began. Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing Executive since March and without a First and Deputy First Minister since January. Read More »

Was the United Kingdom election a rejection of Brexit?

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Talks to restore confidence took a back seat in recent days as the political focus largely shifted to London and the DUP's deal to prop up the Conservatives at Westminster. The Northern Ireland Executive is the administrative branch of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the devolved legislature for Northern Ireland. "But, in addition, the government in southern Ireland will look to reconfigure its relations with the DUP, creating difficulties for Sinn Fein", he said. Read More »

Indian PM Modi's party picks Dalit as presidential candidate

Earlier this afternoon, Sena MP Sanjay Raut said BJP President Amit Shah called up Thackeray only after announcing Kovind as its candidate for the July 17 election, hinting the party was not taken into confidence beforehand. Insiders said the PM announced in the meeting that his Cabinet ministers were too important for him to let go of them and hence they could not be spared to become President. Read More »