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Author: 0 Britain's May in tough talks on forging governing alliance

Northern Ireland's largest nationalist party Sinn Fein said it would oppose any deal that undermines a peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement, with President Gerry Adams telling Britain: "We want to govern ourselves". The government will in all likelihood be able to get its now to-be-delayed Queen's Speech (the details of the laws it hopes to pass, which will be announced by the government) through the House of Commons , with the backing of the DUP, with which it is in the midst of ...

Global News London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17
Author: 0 London high-rise fire death toll rises to 17

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: "This will be a detailed fingertip search ". Now that the smoke has cleared, the public could only gape at the huge burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. Flames could still be seen inside the building more than a day after the disaster . Mr Clarke, who lives locally and appears on Channel 4's Amazing Spaces, said: "I saw those cladding panels, the cladding on the outside and the insulation was just peeling ...

Global News Putin sick of Russians living in 'huts'
Author: 0 Putin sick of Russians living in 'huts'

Putin likened Comey to Edward Snowden , who was granted asylum in Russian Federation in 2013. "I know I was sacked because of something about the way I was conducting the Russian Federation investigation was in some way putting pressure on him, in some way irritating him, and he chose to fire me because of that".

Global News Ohio suspect in 5 slayings charged in 2 deaths
Author: 0 Ohio suspect in 5 slayings charged in 2 deaths

Police officers forced entry into the home this morning and were able to take Brinkman into custody by utilizing a stun gun, police said. OH police say a suspect in the deaths of a mother and her two daughters may also have been involved in a separate double homicide nearby.

Global News Sessions to Appear Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Links to Election
Author: 0 Sessions to Appear Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Links to Election

Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions said in the letter dated Saturday. A Justice Department spokeswoman has said that no such meeting occurred. "The facts haven't changed; The then-senator did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel".

Global News Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter
Author: 0 Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has been undergoing a third surgery after he and others were shot at a baseball practice by a man hostile to the GOP. Cedric Richmond, D-La., a close friend of Scalise's and the pitcher on the Democrats' team. "My husband had yelled at him because the kids were outside and everything and he didn't stop", she said.

Author: 0 Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

Mr Ruddy has also accused Mr Mueller of a conflict of interest, revealing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was a candidate to replace Mr Comey and was interviewed by Mr Trump only days before he was appointed as special independent counsel.

Author: 0 Two Georgia inmates remain on run after two prison guards killed

The FBI released a wanted poster because both of the men are now wanted for homicide in the guards' deaths . A Georgia sheriff says the reward is now $115,000 for information leading to arrests of two inmates who killed two guards and escaped from a prison bus.

Global News Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, US and United Kingdom top the Global Innovation Index 2017
Author: 0 Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, US and United Kingdom top the Global Innovation Index 2017

Additionally, Vietnam was assessed to be strong in a range of indicators, including knowledge and technology outputs; market sophistication, and expenditure on education. Key findings show the rise of India as an emerging innovation center in Asia, high innovation performance in sub-Saharan Africa relative to development, and an opportunity to improve innovation capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Author: 0 White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'

Kennedy . This line of questioning, of course, is entirely owing to Trump having tweeted , after sacking Comey, that Comey better hope there are no tapes before he starts talking to the press about his ouster. Spicer told reporters Monday that it "depends on the scope of the questions" and said it was "premature" to say. The Journal noted that past presidents have had the Secret Service manage White House recordings.

Global News IS moves to seize Osama bin Laden's hideout
Author: 0 IS moves to seize Osama bin Laden's hideout

Hazrat Ali, a member of Parliament and a prominent warlord from the area who helped the USA capture Tora Bora from al-Qaida in 2001, said that the offensive was prompted by the US decision to drop a 20,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb on an Islamic State network of tunnels in Achin district in April.

Global News Bill Cosby jury begins Day 3 of deliberations
Author: 0 Bill Cosby jury begins Day 3 of deliberations

Earlier testimony by Gianna Constand , the accuser's mother, suggested that Mr. Cosby tried to buy the family's silence by offering to pay for graduate school. Asked if her stance will change if Cosby is found guilty, Pulliam told Today she will have to "cross that bridge when I come to it", adding that he has maintained a positive attitude despite his legal woes.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico votes in favor of US statehood amid low turnout

Several opposition parties had urged residents to boycott the referendum , raising questions about the validity of the vote - meaning only 23 percent of registered voters showed up to cast a ballot. Puerto Rico is exempt from the US federal income tax, but it still pays Social Security and Medicare and local taxes but receives less federal funding than USA states.

Author: 0 Russia's Top Troll Strikes Again: Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum

It's weird "when head of an intelligence service makes a record of his conversation with the commander-in-chief and then leaks this conversation to the media via a friend", Putin said . Putin said Moscow and Washington could cooperate in efforts to prevent the proliferation of mass destruction weapons, including the North Korean nuclear and missile problem.

Author: 0 Theresa May orders public inquiry into tower fire

Omar, 25, managed to escape and is recovering at a hospital, but al-Haj Ali was overwhelmed by smoke in the staircase so he ran back into his 14-floor apartment. "After finding out the news I was in hysterics because I knew how much he struggled to get to the United Kingdom", said Suleiman. The university said it was aware of a number of students living in or near to Grenfell Tower and had been reaching out to them to offer assistance and confirm their safety and security.

Author: 0 Southern Baptists Vote to Condemn Alt-Right Racism

Southern Baptists reaffirmed several theological commitments at the denomination's annual meeting Tuesday, emphasizing orthodoxy and missions amid declining numbers and following a divisive election year. The torturous path the resolution took to passage began Tuesday afternoon when the resolutions committee offered nine resolutions-all that gained unanimous or almost unanimous approval-but did not report out a resolution on the alt-right from McKissic.

Author: 0 Queen's Speech is delayed until 21 June

The Independent understand that the Government is seeking a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the DUP, which would see the party back Ms May in votes of no confidence and support budget votes. Talks between the Conservatives and DUP are continuing but with no agreement yet made. "We are working on a series of fronts and we are working very, very hard to deliver good government for Northern Ireland and good government for the United Kingdom", he said.

Global News How economically prudent are farm loan waivers?
Author: 0 How economically prudent are farm loan waivers?

Experts say the deaths are symptomatic of a rural emergency clearing India's food bowl states where a crash in create rates, widespread debasement and formality in acquisition and forceful cash banks have left farmers looking down the barrel.

Global News Centre monitoring Darjeeling situation, ready to offer 'all
Author: 0 Centre monitoring Darjeeling situation, ready to offer 'all

The hill people are predominantly tribals and all these tools are found in nearly every local household. A conspiracy was hatched to disturb the peace there. Besides, they were holding archery competitions in schools. The GJM is popular in the Gorkha region of Darjeeling where one can easily find plenty of speakers of Nepali language.

Author: 0 Trump lashes out over probe into possible obstruction of justice

It emerged last week Mr Comey leaked a memo he wrote after meeting Mr Trump to a friend in the media, to combat Mr Trump's claims about the pair's conversations. While the hearing lacked the detailed revelations that Comey provided in his testimony last week, it featured sharp exchanges between Sessions and committee Democrats over accusations the attorney general recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, in part, for reasons that haven't been publicly disclosed.

Global News Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist
Author: 0 Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

US President Donald Trump has slammed James Comey as "cowardly", days after the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony to the US Senate Intelligence Committee and as Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to speak to the same panel to answer questions about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

Author: 0 US Marshals arrest two in Turkish Embassy brawl

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday announced criminal charges against 12 Turkish security personnel involved in last month's alleged assault of protesters demonstrating against Turkey's president during his visit to the district.

Author: 0 Nationalist govt seek talks on "least bad Brexit" for Scotland

But if the SNP suffer heavy losses in 2021, which looks perfectly plausible, Davidson may find herself the leader of the largest pro-Union party in a Scottish Parliament with a pro-Union majority. The First Minister repeated her position that she would proceed with "calm reflection in the national interest". She said: "I think what Ruth Davidson has just demonstrated there today, and what she is increasingly demonstrating to the Scottish people, is that she is nothing more than a ...

Global News Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice
Author: 0 Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating US President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice , The Washington Post has reported . During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week , Coats and Rogers repeatedly refused to answer lawmakers' questions about their conversations with Trump in an open setting, though both said they never felt pressured by the president.

Global News Coalition airstrikes in Raqqa causing 'staggering loss of life'
Author: 0 Coalition airstrikes in Raqqa causing 'staggering loss of life'

In the past week, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF ) fighters have pushed into the west, east and north of Raqqa . The IS-linked Amaq News Agency published a video on Tuesday showing clashes between IS fighters and the SDF in Raqqa's al-Jizra and Mashlab districts, both of which were captured in the past week.

Author: 0 Jason Miller Gets Into Tense Exchange Over Calling Kamala Harris 'Hysterical'

Sen . Sessions interrupted her, saying if he weren't allowed to qualify his responses, Harris would call him a liar. Harris' first name has never hurt her politically, just as it didn't harm Obama. "No, because she was trying to shout down Attorney General Sessions , and I thought it was way out of bounds". Someone must hold them accountable - and it might as well be Mrs.

Author: 0 Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Thursday. "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", Gingrich wrote on Twitter , adding "very unsafe". Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's USA presidential election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour.

Global News UK's May cracks joke about election disaster
Author: 0 UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

After House Speaker John Bercow was re-elected without challenge, a chastened May quipped: "At least someone got a landslide". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn countered with a bit of previously unseen swagger, wearing a huge red rose - his party's symbol - in his lapel as he sparred with May and taunted her about the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming vote on her legislative program, known as the Queen's Speech.

Global News What a hung Parliament means for Britain
Author: 0 What a hung Parliament means for Britain

The Guardian reports that May will hold onto her main cabinet ministers as she assembles the new government . It is said a deal has been worked out with Democratic Unionist Party which has won 10 seats to form a coalition government if permitted by the Queen.

Global News Best Performances From The 2017 Tony Awards
Author: 0 Best Performances From The 2017 Tony Awards

Dear Evan Hansen scooped the most Tony Awards of all the nominees, including Best New Musical. You can see a full list of winners here. Last night, Bette Midler won her first-ever competitive Tony, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical in " Hello, Dolly! ".

Author: 0 Doctors say US student freed by North Korea has brain damage

The last such visit is believed to have been in November 2014, when former National Intelligence Director James Clapper brought home two other jailed Americans. Defence Secretary James Mattis declared North Korea "most urgent and unsafe threat to peace and security", before the House Armed Services Committee, just hours before Mr Warmbier's release was announced.

Global News UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached
Author: 0 UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

Osborne's comments came before May met with the 1922 committee on Monday - an influential group of Conservative MPs outside of government which played a major role in ousting previous prime minister and party leader Margaret Thatcher. The discussions with the DUP were "productive talks", she added. The problem is that even before she suffered an ignominious reverse in the early election she called, May's hand going into Brexit talks was weak, which only made the Churchillian rhetoric ...

Global News British PM May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire
Author: 0 British PM May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire

In a TV interview following her visit, Mrs May was told that some residents wished she had spoken to them as well as firefighters and had gone to see the community centres where local people are offering support to those affected. Others tossed small children. Residents' groups have claimed they voiced concerns about the safety of the building, which had been recently refurbished, while those who escaped complained their fire alarms had not been set off by the blaze.

Author: 0 London inferno extinguished; firefighters search for victims

Following a visit to the site earlier today, May announced from 10 Downing Street that a public inquiry would be launched to ensure the disaster is properly investigated . "It meant that when a fire started in a flat it spread and when the fire brigade gave their usual advice of stay put the people who accepted that advice died".

Global News Trump labeling House health care bill 'mean' frustrates GOP
Author: 0 Trump labeling House health care bill 'mean' frustrates GOP

Will the Senate bill provide the same level of premium support for those 250,000 New Jersey residents, and will they still be able to use the online marketplace to find information about various insurance plans? So what changes are being made, and how would the Senate Republicans bill address the problems the CBO found in the House measure? Meanwhile, administration officials and their Capitol Hill allies are sounding the same false note that, as Pence put it, " Obamacare is collapsing and ...