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Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU

More on this as it develops. However, after multiple surgeries, Scalise showed signs of improvement, and by Saturday, his condition was upgraded from critical to serious. Despite the initial scare, his condition appears to have steadily improved. "We are truly grateful for the compassionate, world-class care provided by the doctors, nurses and team at George Washington ", Mika's family said in a statement. Read More »

Macron : le deuxième gouvernement Philippe a " vocation à durer longtemps "

Nicole Belloubet , qui a exercé des mandats locaux sous les couleurs du Parti socialiste, en étant en particulier première adjointe au maire socialiste de Toulouse, Pierre Cohen, entre 2008 et 2010, succède à François Bayrou comme garde des Sceaux, fut nommée au Conseil constitutionnel le 12 février 2013 par le président socialiste du Sénat, Jean-Pierre Bel. Read More »

Il n'y a plus de ministres du MoDem — Gouvernement


Proche du chef de l'Etat, M. Ferrand est visé par une enquête préliminaire de la justice française dans une affaire immobilière. Nicole Belloubet est la nouvelle Garde des sceaux, ministre de la Justice. En annonçant à l'AFP sa "décision de ne pas faire partie du prochain gouvernement ", François Bayrou a assuré qu'elle ne lui avait pas été dictée. Read More »

This gassy Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha

Martha competed against more than a dozen other dogs to take the crown at the contest in Sonoma-Marin Fair on Saturday. After undergoing several surgeries, Martha can see again out of one eye and is no longer in pain. Ugly dogs from around the world gathered in California on Friday. However, with his strong sense of smell, Moe was able to enjoy funnel cakes and other fried items. Read More »

Dave Grohl Dedicates Times Like These To Florence

Taking festivalgoers on a tour of their hits including Best Of You, Monkey Wrench, Learn To Fly, These Days, My Hero and All My Life, the band were accompanied by chants of "10 more songs" and "three more hours". But I watched that show on my laptop and it looked lovely. "So I thought I'd come out tonight singing that song back to Florence". Grohl then played the first half of the song solo, before being joined by the rest of the band for the rest. Read More »

United States wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea


The United States and China agreed to tighten sanctions on North Korea by banning companies of the two countries from doing business with UN-blacklisted North Korean companies. The talks are meant to build on progress made when President Donald Trump met China's president in Florida in April. CHINA on Wednesday called for an early resumption of talks on the Korea Peninsula nuclear issue and reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the issue through negotiations. Read More »

Al-Jazeera says closure demand is 'attempt to silence freedom of expression'

The list also calls on Qatar to close the Turkish military base that is now under construction in Qatar as well as sever ties to all terrorist, sectarian and ideological organizations including the Muslim Brotherhood , Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Jabhat Fath al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front) and Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement. Read More »

China asked US officials to remove THAAD from South Korea


The State Department says the dialogue will focus on ways to increase pressure on North Korea, but also cover such areas as counter-terrorism and territorial rivalries in the South China Sea. Lighthizer also told US senators that his office would be intensifying its enforcement action against Chinese businesses in a variety of cases. -Chinese relations remain stable, a White House aide said Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, were invited ... Read More »

Kerala govt declares holiday for Eid on June 26


Officials at the Islamic Education Unit in the Ashanti Region are calling on parents not to allow their wards to stay home after the official Eid al-Fitr holiday. "If you look at the recent event that's just happened, we want to raise awareness that we as Muslims are part of the community, we're not excluded, we're part of the community and everybody should know about this". Read More »

Israel Begins Work on First New Settlement in 20 Years


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu even posted a photograph on Twitter of cranes starting to build homes in the new settlement called Amichai. Jewish settlements in the West Bank, including Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, are illegal under worldwide law and are considered one of the main obstacles to peace. Read More »

Senate healthcare debate heats up — Sunday shows preview

McConnell (R-Ky.) can not pass the bill if he loses more than two Republican votes. She's set to appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. The Senate bill's real-world impact is not yet known, but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to provide an estimate early next week. Read More »

70 firefighters battling huge fire in east London block of flats


A man has been reportedly taken to hospital to be treated for the effects of breathing in smoke at the four-storey building on Turin Street, Bethnal Green. "There is a real anxiety about whether their housing stock is secure which I know people will be feeling around the city and country". "The cause of the fire is not known at this stage". Read More »

Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

A day after saying he had "serious concerns" over the Senate's health care reform bill , Sen. For ordinary Americans, any gains from lower taxes would be eaten up by the rocketing cost of health care. I don't know that they would come down but they wouldn't go up as fast. Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky have said they are "not yet ready" to support the plan, although they are willing to negotiate changes that could get their backing. Read More »

Ronaldo, Nani on Target as Portugal Ease to Semi-Final

Advancing from the group with European champion Portugal and Gold Cup victor Mexico was seen as a hard task from the start, but an opening victory against New Zealand had left Russian Federation in position to make it to the semifinals despite a loss to Portugal in the second match. Read More »

In tweet, President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation


President Donald Trump has acknowledged that he is now being investigated in the inquiry into alleged Russian influence, describing it as tantamount to a "witch hunt". The former speaker said Trump called him Monday night and that the two discussed Gingrich's concerns. On Thursday an aide to Vice President Mike Pence revealed he was hiring Richard Cullen - a veteran of the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida - as a private lawyer. Read More »

Helmut Kohl, German reunifier, dies


Guterres said Kohl played "an instrumental role" in Germany's peaceful reunification and "today's Europe is a product of his vision and his tenacity, in the face of enormous obstacles". In Brussels, European flags were lowered to half-mast in tribute. German Chancellor Helmut Kohl , shown in 1989, oversaw the reunification of his country after the fall of the Berlin Wall . Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU

Scalise was the most seriously injured of the four people shot by Hodgkinson , of Belleville, Illinois. The hospital issued a statement Wednesday saying Rep. The managers of the Republican and Democratic congressional baseball teams paid tribute to Scalise in a traditional floor appearance to announce the results of the annual game. Read More »

Iran Escalates Involvement in Syria With Anti-IS Missile Strike

In another first, Iran — another close Assad ally — fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria , in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, recently said on social media that the country's missiles are there to protect the people, saying that it is "lawful self-defense" and indicating that the regime's goal is to eradicate terrorist threats. Read More »

Kushner headed to Mideast

Meanwhile, Kushner confirmed to President Abbas the commitment of US President Donald Trump to advance a serious peace deal, the Palestinian Info and News Agency (WAFA) reported . Executive Committee Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Wasel Abu Yousif said in statement, at the time , that reviving a political process requires certain determinants based on worldwide law: a time limit for ending the 50-year Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory must be ... Read More »

White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday


Trump is to sign the measure during a ceremony in the White House East Room. The VA accountability law will increase the powers of the department secretary, now David Shulkin , to fire employees for misconduct and reduce benefits for hires "convicted of certain crimes". Read More »