Author: 0 Architect of Germany's reunification ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

By committing to anchor Germany within Europe under a common currency, he overcame resistance to reunification from Mr Mitterrand, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher, the British prime minister who feared the return of a powerful, united Germany.

Author: 0 'Brexit talks to start as scheduled despite losing parliamentary majority'

Conservatives and the DUP are committed to strengthening British unity, delivering Brexit, combating terrorism and delivering prosperity but "at the moment there isn t a deal", the source said. Ahead of the meeting with May, Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said that any deal between the Conservatives and the DUP in Westminster can not be allowed to stand in the way of the Good Friday Agreement , which sets out the power-sharing process in Northern Ireland.

World Australian government announces new gun amnesty
Author: 0 Australian government announces new gun amnesty

Justice Minister Michael Keenan said the new amnesty was needed to reduce the number of guns in the community because of new security threats including Islamic extremism. Afterward, private ownership of semi-automatic and automatic weapons was heavily restricted, and a gun registry system put in place. This will be the second nationwide gun amnesty since a 1996 shooting in Port Arthur, which left 35 people dead.

Author: 0 UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

But even as outgoing Taoiseach Kenny directly warned Prime Minister May of her obligation to treat all of Northern Ireland's parties even-handedly, his successor, Leo Varadkar, held out the hope that the DUP's hold over Mrs May's majority might now mean "a soft Brexit" compared to her earlier stance.

Author: 0 Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially'

Hemorrhaging is still the biggest concern for Scalise's medical team, but Sava said he fully expects Scalise will be able to walk again and "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". Pushing that message of unity were the House leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who told CNN's Jake Tapper on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise".

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

Theresa May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. Ms Foster said the talks deadline remained "realistic". The Prime Minister held talks with Arlene Foster , leader of the DUP on Tuesday, with a view to agreeing a "confidence and supply" agreement, in which the smaller party would support the Conservatives on budgetary and confidence votes.

Author: 0 Saudi working on grievances against Qatar

The quarrel involves legitimate complaints about Qatar's support and sympathy for extreme Islamist movements, and longstanding resentment of Qatar's role as a regional gadfly. Initially, Trump delivered strong words for Qatar , going so far as to say that it was "unfortunate" that "the nation of Qatar ... has been a funder of terrorism, and at a very high level", and continued on to add that "the time has come to call on Qatar to end its funding".

World Russia's military says they may have killed Isis leader Baghdadi
Author: 0 Russia's military says they may have killed Isis leader Baghdadi

If true, it would be one of the most significant developments in the global struggle against the terrorist group. Those killed included the so-called emir of Raqa and the ISIS security chief, the Russian statement said. If confirmed, it would mark a major military and propaganda success for Russian Federation, which has conducted a military campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad since September 2015.

World Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice
Author: 0 Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

Mr Mueller's plans emerged just a week after former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Mr Trump pressed him in February to ease up on an investigation into Flynn. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month, on Tuesday testified that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller .

World Fans expect more from Russia's misfiring soccer team, says Putin
Author: 0 Fans expect more from Russia's misfiring soccer team, says Putin

Putin said , referring to former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden , who was granted asylum in Russian Federation in 2013 after leaking classified information about US spy operations. Bear in mind that this issue is not only closely watched in the US but around the world and Moscow needs to be mindful of the court of public opinion not just in Washington but elsewhere, be it Beijing, New Delhi or Berlin.

World Indian basket of crude oils goes below $50/barrel
Author: 0 Indian basket of crude oils goes below $50/barrel

The price signal reflected other signs that an effort led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) to curb production by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) was starting to impact actual supplies. output. Focus is likely to shift to USA inventories ahead of government data Wednesday. The U.S. oil and gas industry, outside of OPEC's agreement, has increased production as 24 other oil producing countries have cut back.

Author: 0 Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

Mueller is interviewing as early as this week three top intelligence officials as part of the probe, the Post reported , citing "five people briefed on the requests". In a May 9 memo , Rosenstein lambasted then-FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Author: 0 Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting

The officer, Jeronimo Yanez , had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering safety by discharging a firearm in the shooting of Philando Castile . Prosecutors say he overreacted and that Castile wasn't a threat. Meanwhile, the city of St. Anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss Yanez, saying it had concluded "the public will be best served" if he left the department.

World Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Author: 0 Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

He worked on his laptop and sipped coffee, rarely joining in the political discussions often set off by the TV. Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI) is under the impression that the media is partly to blame for what compelled 66-year-old James T. The couple had been married nearly thirty years, she said. The couple's daughter had recently moved back into the house with her young child. Those neighbors said Hodgkinson had been away from his home on what they thought was a long trip.

Author: 0 Trump Twitter Rant: Crooked H Destroyed Phones With Hammer, Bleached Emails

The Post reports Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election , has launched a probe into Mr Trump himself. "What about all of the with the Clinton campaign and the Russians?" Flynn is one of several people connected to Trump who is alleged to have had improper communications with the Kremlin.

Author: 0 Escaped Inmates Captured in Tennessee

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills called the fugitive inmates "dangerous beyond description". Authorities say the men overpowered two guards on a prison transport bus Tuesday and grabbed their guns. "I'm happy. I'm elated, but I'm still tremendously sad about these (deceased) officers", Sills said about the capture. Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt.

World President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors
Author: 0 President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any Russia-related investigations, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would then have the authority to remove Mueller . The new talk about dismissing Mueller appeared to be coming from Trump allies - including some close to White House strategist Steve Bannon - who are increasingly frustrated with the prospect of a long and winding probe.

World Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury
Author: 0 Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

He says he's proud of his son, and does not believe the North Korean's story that he contracted botulism soon after his conviction and slipped into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. When asked by Fox News what he would tell the families of those detained, Fred Warmbier said, "I wouldn't know what to say to them". Warmbier is a University of Virginia student who arrived back home in OH on Tuesday in a coma .

World Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned
Author: 0 Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned

While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-called hard Brexit - including a potential loss of a "frictionless border" with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland.

World Conservative Serbia to get first openly gay prime minister
Author: 0 Conservative Serbia to get first openly gay prime minister

President Aleksandar Vučić announced the appointment of Ana Brnabić today, the second openly lesbian head of Government and the fifth openly gay head of government in the world. She is not a member of Vucic's ruling populist Serbian Progressive Party. Her appointment to the government a year ago - she was hand-picked by Vucic who was then prime minister - was hailed by rights groups as historic for the Balkan country whose gay community regularly faces discrimination, harassment and ...

World Authorities investigate shooting at Army base; 1 injured
Author: 0 Authorities investigate shooting at Army base; 1 injured

According to Fort Carson, there is one person injured who is listed in stable condition. \nAccording to Fort Carson, there was a shooting. The shooting happened near Bad Toelz Road, which is in the center of the installation . All Fort Carson gates have been closed and everyone on post has been told to shelter in place while authorities investigate. Earlier Thursday afternoon personnel were ordered to shelter in place during the investigation.

Author: 0 Trump proposal aims at another way of getting people to work

That's astonishing. Comey has gone after murderers, drug lords and corrupt politicians. "My instincts told me that the one-on-one setting, and the pretense that this was our first discussion about my position, meant the dinner was, at least in part, an effort to have me ask for my job and create some sort of patronage relationship", Comey wrote .

Author: 0 Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun hurting ordinary people in Qatar, and that it was impairing business dealings and harming the us battle against IS.

World Sheriff: Fired worker had plan to kill former co-workers
Author: 0 Sheriff: Fired worker had plan to kill former co-workers

Neumann was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, a large hunting knife and possibly some smaller knives, according to police. "All she kept saying was he was holding a gun and told her to get out", Gomez said. It is headquartered in the Italian town of Cardano al Campo, northwest of Milan, according to the company's site. The most recent records by the Bureau of Labor Statistics say workplace homicides rose by 2 percent to 417 cases in 2015, with shootings increasing by 15 percent.