• Paper says Mueller probe looking at obstruction
Paper says Mueller probe looking at obstruction

Earlier this week, a month after Trump fired Comey, a close associate of Trump said the president was considering firing Mueller as well, though he was installed by the Justice Department to conduct the Russian Federation investigation only a few weeks ago.

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  • Donald Trump loses it on Twitter, smears Hillary Clinton over Russian scandal
Donald Trump loses it on Twitter, smears Hillary Clinton over Russian scandal

Citing unnamed sources, the Washington Post reported that the special counsel was investigating if Trump tried to obstruct justice when he fired the then Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. "What about all of the with the Clinton campaign and the Russians?" ADVERTISEMENTTrump has previously called into question the Cl...

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  • Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar
Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar

Erdogan's remarks came after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar last week for "supporting Islamist militants and Iran ". Qatar Monday announced it had launched direct shipping services to ports in Oman, a move that bypasses a Gulf "blockade" on a country largely dependent on food import...

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  • Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign
Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign

Local police and those who knew him echoed the sentiment that Hodgkinson didn't seem capable of the shooting , which wounded four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . "I actually blocked him at one point", the woman said. He volunteered for Sen. Robert Becker , who served as the Iowa director of Sanders' presidential campaig...

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  • British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze
British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

May has been criticised from within her own Conservative Party over her response and she pledged on Thursday to hold a public inquiry into the fire at the social housing block. "That's one of the most awful things I have ever seen", William told a volunteer. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said her crews had identified a "number" of those ...

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  • Will more U.S. troops make Afghanistan secure?
Will more U.S. troops make Afghanistan secure?

The change was made public hours after Sen. Graham and McCain have long advocated for more USA and coalition troops in Afghanistan , and have pushed both the Obama and Trump administrations to allow commanders on the ground more flexibility in how to employ troops in the field.

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  • Scottish Conservatives want fishing protected as part of Brexit
Scottish Conservatives want fishing protected as part of Brexit

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the ruling Conservatives on Thursday of jeopardizing the Irish peace process by seeking support to govern from a Northern Irish party. "In short, in just four days' time we are going to be led off the cliff edge by a Tory Government devoid of legitimacy and credibility and utterly clueless about ...

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  • Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunified Germany, Dies
Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunified Germany, Dies

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, he called for the two sides to reunite. "In such cases, a lot depends on the people taking decisions". Kohl was a "great statesman", a "great German politician" and a "great European", he said. "He will be wanting us, because he was Europe and me personally a true confidant and ally". He served as the sixth ...

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  • UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached
UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

They added that the two parties were finalising the "terms and conditions" of an agreement following a meeting between Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday. The DUP is believed to be more favourable to a "soft Brexit" that would keep Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland free-flowing.

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  • Brazilian top court rules against removing president Temer
Brazilian top court rules against removing president Temer

Five of the seven judges on Brazil's Superior Electoral Tribunal, or TSE, have voted, with three voting to leave Mr. Temer in office and two voting to annul the result of the election. Already exceptionally unpopular and seen by many Brazilians as illegitimate because he came to power following the impeachment and removal of his predecessor Dilma ...

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  • Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift
Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

It was also meant to have a security component, with a defense council to coordinate military matters. To meet the dairy products demand in his country, a Qatari business man has made a decision to airlift 4,000 cows from Australia and the United States to the Gulf desert.

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  • Crooked H Destroyed Phones With Hammer, Bleached Emails — Trump Twitter Rant
Crooked H Destroyed Phones With Hammer, Bleached Emails — Trump Twitter Rant

In a pair of earlier tweets , Trump called the investigation "phony" and the "greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history". "Nice", he wrote in reaction to a Washington Post report alleging he is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice.

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  • DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well
DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well

The DUP gained 10 seats in the election last week. Her strategy to do so is to forge a coalition with (or actually: a minority government supported by) the DUP, a conservative party from Northern Ireland. It is thought Mrs Foster, despite being a Brexit supporter, could seek assurances from Mrs May that she will pursue a softer exit from the ...

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  • McCain spars with Mattis over lack of strategy
McCain spars with Mattis over lack of strategy

Trump's decision Tuesday to give Mattis authority to set force levels in Afghanistan mirrored similar powers he handed over earlier this year for USA fights in Iraq and Syria . "I've never been more proud of President Trump and his team than I am right now". Highlighting the continuing security challenges in Afghanistan, three United States s...

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  • Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting
Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

Gabby Giffords, the only other member of Congress shot in the last four decades. The president was briefed by Scalise's medical team and also visited with Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle during the attack.

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  • Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game
Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game

Ryan said, "these were our brothers and sisters in the line of fire". House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said Scalise's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening and that a member of the security detail was also shot. They may be inflamed, I don't know. "And we will use this occasion to bring us together". A Federal Bureau of Investigati...

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  • Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting
Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting

Barton later said Williams hurt his ankle and is now using a walking boot. The Associated Press reported the gunman had first fired shots at Mississippi Republican congressman Trent Kelly and missed before shooting Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

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  • Pence to visit Central, South America in August
Pence to visit Central, South America in August

In May, President Donald Trump hired his own special counsel - his longtime lawyer Marc Kasowitz - to help represent him in the ongoing probe into possible Russian interference. He lashed out on Twitter Thursday, writing, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!...

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  • Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrat leader over Christian faith
Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrat leader over Christian faith

He insisted he had taken the decision voluntarily and he retained the support of his party. Earlier today the Liberal Democrat's shadow secretary of state for the Home Office, Lord Paddick, resigned from his position citing "concerns about the leader's views on various issues".

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  • Iran: US government responsible for regional destabilization, Ayatollah Khamenei
Iran: US government responsible for regional destabilization, Ayatollah Khamenei

The administration of US President Donald Trump , which took over in January this year, has been apparently opposed to the nuclear accord, which was negotiated under the former US administration. His comments come just after jihadis armed with guns and suicide bombs attacked the Iranian Parliament in the capital city of Tehran , killing 17.

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