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World President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote
Author: 0 President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote

Macron's party, which didn't exist 14 months ago and offered novice candidates from civilian life for many seats, drew from both the left and right to fill its ranks, effectively blurring the country's traditional political divide. Melenchon's resurgent France Unbowed and the Communist Party were on course to win 26 to 30 seats. Ms Le Pen, who entered parliament for the first time in her career, told supporters her FN had won at least six seats - but the party was certain to fall short of ...

Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon grilled over education record during election event

The former prime minister is credited with playing a key role in the successful campaign to keep Scotland in the Union in 2014 as the author of "the vow" - a commitment that Scotland would get more powers if it rejected independence that was signed by the leaders of the three main unionist parties.

Author: 0 Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 USA election, according to CBS News .

Author: 0 Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M

US President Donald Trump reported at least $585,581,420 in income and employment assets in financial disclosure forms released Friday evening. Trump last released his financial disclosure in May 2016. Included was about $57 million from both the Trump International Hotel in Washington , DC, and his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida . He later said he did so because it was improper to own stocks "when I'm making deals for this country that maybe will affect one company ...

Author: 0 Tower Block Fire Survivors Storm London Town Hall

Cundy said the images and video of the scenes inside the Grenfell Tower would be released on Sunday, adding "We will not do that until we have contacted all the families we are supporting to let them know that's our intention". Angry crowds also stormed a local government office Friday, shouting, "We want justice" and demanding that authorities provide an accounting of the victims, as well as support for the survivors.

Author: 0 Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Likewise, Trump will not cut off recently resumed direct U.S. -Cuba commercial flights , but will impose additional restrictions for personal travel to the island 90 miles south of Key West. In fact, Trump is getting bipartisan support for his call to bring back Shakur to USA soil. The new policy says Americans will no longer be able to plan their own Cuba trip under a people-to-people exchange license.

Author: 0 Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to tighten sanctions on Russian Federation and prevent President Donald Trump from being able to unilaterally ease sanctions absent congressional approval. The Senate voted 98 to 2, today, to pass the underlying Iran sanctions legislation as amended. "By codifying existing sanctions and requiring Congressional review of any decision to weaken or lift them, we are ensuring that the United States continues to punish President Putin for his ...

Author: 0 Terrorists Kill 6 Policemen in Kashmir, Disfigure Their Bodies

Simultaneously, militants in another part of the state laid an ambush and killed six policemen, including a Station House Officer (SHO) of the Achabal police station. J&K DGP S P Vaid termed Junadi's killing as a major achievement for forces and a jolt for Lashkar. However, no injuries have been reported so far, area cordoned off.

World Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations Monday
Author: 0 Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations Monday

Even with a deal nearing to secure her government's survival, May is so weakened that her Brexit strategy has become the subject of public debate inside her own party, with two former prime ministers urging her to soften her approach. The UK Government wants the talks to take place in parallel during the Brexit process but both sides have made finding a solution to the issue of citizens' rights a priority.

World London fire: 58 missing presumed dead
Author: 0 London fire: 58 missing presumed dead

They met volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre in west London , near the burnt down 24-storey Grenfell Tower . Syrian refugee Mohammed Al Haj Ali is one of the first identified victims. We want to rehouse people in a good home as quickly as we can. In a written response, a council spokesman said: "We plan to house residents of Grenfell Tower as locally as we can".

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup: Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener

So after the ceremony, Hosts Russia got off to a winning start, Fedor Smolov's second-half goal sealing a 2-0 win over New Zealand in Saint Petersburg in the tournament opener. New Zealand are now without a win in 10 Confederations Cup matches and next play Mexico on Wednesday in Sochi. "The first half was quite scrappy - I think certainly the first goal was preventable, we gave the ball away in a really bad area".

Author: 0 Protesters storm local town hall over London fire

On Friday evening, May was interviewed by Emily Maitlis on the BBC programme "Newsnight" where she sidestepped questions over whether she misread the public mood and anger over the Grenfell fire as well as what her personal response is - leading to more criticism of being called "robotic" and "cold".

World Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I Was Shocked'
Author: 0 Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I Was Shocked'

The three other shooting victims are recovering at Washington hospitals. Rep. Steve Scalise , the third highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing his third surgery Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip.

World Duterte resurfaces after rest, says Islamist insurgency has deep roots
Author: 0 Duterte resurfaces after rest, says Islamist insurgency has deep roots

Magdalo Party-list Representative Gary Alejano believes President Rodrigo Duterte was just bluffing when he said he was ready to pull out security forces from Marawi City if the Supreme Court decides to nullify martial law in Mindanao. "The roadblock that they're saying is the checkpoint that is in between Iligan and Marawi, and we have not been allowing anyone else other than local government and other officials to come in to Marawi because of the conflict that is ongoing", Padilla ...

Author: 0 Van Drives Into Pedestrians In Finsbury Park, North London

CNN is reporting that the incident occurred near a mosque as people were leaving a service. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. More information will be released when confirmed", the police said in a statement. Transport for London tweeted that Seven Sisters Road was closed northbound at Hornsey Road and southbound at Rock Street.

Author: 0 Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

Mexico's all-time leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez pulled one back for his side with a classic flying-header in the 42nd minute with both teams going into the break 1-1. Portugal coach Fernando Santos said it was not the performance he expected from his team . "Obviously you have team-mates you spend more time with - I have a good connection with Cedric Soares , Andre Gomes , Joao Moutinho , Bruno Alves, Pizzi and Adrien - but the list could go on because they are all my ...

World British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze
Author: 0 British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

The protest is still ongoing, but here's everything you need to know so far. "We will continue to look at what more needs to be done". The displays of anger increased pressure on Theresa May over her response to the disaster. Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-storey concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments. "We entirely support the calling of the public inquiry and will co-operate in whatever way we can with it so that local people have all the answers about ...

Author: 0 US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter

A number of SDF forces, which are backed by the US-led coalition, were wounded in the attack, the statement said. The US-led coalition has in recent weeks escalated its aerial bombing campaign in northern Syria and Raqqa province. The U.S. military says it has shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants.

Author: 0 Vidal and Vargas make the difference for Chile after VAR controversy

His impact was felt when the winger provided the cross from the left flank for Vidal to head home. Vargas scored in overtime but the goal was ruled out for offside after the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) technology . Cameroon was under pressure immediately, when Eduardo Vargas' first-minute shot cannoned off the post and rebounded back into goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa , nearly going in.

Author: 0 Protesters storm town hall as anger grows over London fire

Kensington Town Hall Grenfell Tower protest: People chant " Shame on you! ". Local residents also say they are angry that their safety concerns had been ignored and that people had been told to stay in their flats in the event of a fire .

Author: 0 Mexico vs. Portugal: Confederations Cup highlights, score

Mexico are stronger and more experienced than that last meeting, but reaching the final will not be easy. "It's a high-profile match", Mexico forward Hirving Lozano said. Here is everything you need to know about Portugal's match against Mexico . The exception to that rule was Quaresma, who regularly looked unsafe in the fluid Portuguese forward line.

World Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible
Author: 0 Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

Dr. Jack Sava at MedStar Washington Hospital Center says Scalise's vital signs have stabilized after several operations. He said that, while the Congressman remains sedated, that has been dialed back a bit to the point where Scalise has been able to respond to his family, and knows they are there with him.

World Still Swinging for the Fences — Trump Travel Ban
Author: 0 Still Swinging for the Fences — Trump Travel Ban

On Monday, he slammed his Justice Department on Twitter for what he views as a "watered down" version. With a single tweet Monday, Donald Trump undid the efforts of White House aides who have argued that his executive order restricting immigration from several countries is not "a travel ban".

Author: 0 Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

The tweet came the morning after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a statement warning Americans to "exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials'". The questions included whether he had confidence in Rosenstein , whether he plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and how he knows he's under investigation by the FBI .