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World France's Emmanuel Macron seizes big majority in parliament
Author: 0 France's Emmanuel Macron seizes big majority in parliament

The Socialists lost around 200 seats after five years in power under former president Francois Hollande, leaving them with only around 27 to 49 seats. Macron was duly elected president via a combination of strong first round support and the backing in the second round of those who did not want a victory for his run-off opponent, the far-right's Marine Le Pen.

Author: 0 Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

Jay Sekulow, a lawyer who is part of a team hired by Trump to deal with allegations of collusion by his campaign with Moscow, appeared to contradict Trump's statement on Twitter on Friday that he was being investigated for firing his Federal Bureau of Investigation director last month.

World Congressman Shot Is Still in Critical Condition But 'Excellent Recovery' Possible
Author: 0 Congressman Shot Is Still in Critical Condition But 'Excellent Recovery' Possible

The president said that because of the "tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said. "I would say that when he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death".

Author: 0 British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

He promised an exhaustive investigation into the fire which would include scrutiny of the renovation works on the block which some experts believe may have left the building more vulnerable to the catastrophic blaze. Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown says questions about how the fatal fire spread so quickly through the tower block "will be answered". "The fire at Grenfell Tower was an unimaginable tragedy for the community, and for our country".

World Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators
Author: 0 Mueller meets with Senate Russia investigators

Mueller's successor at the FBI James Comey answered questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee last week about his firing, the Russian Federation investigation, and even the Hillary Clinton email probe. "We had a constructive meeting with the special counsel today and we look forward to future engagements", Mr. Burr and Mr. Warner said in a joint statement Wednesday.

Author: 0 London fire: Protesters swarm Downing Street, demand May's resignation

Local residents say there had been repeated warnings about the safety of the building, which recently underwent an £8.7 million ($11.1 million) exterior refurbishment, which included new external cladding and windows. The statement officially confirmed that a 23-year-old Syrian refugee was the first victim of the huge fire. Residents who met Mrs May in Downing Street over the weekend said while they welcomed the funding they had not been consulted before the announcement was made.

Author: 0 Talks to prop up May's government continue with DUP

Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP will hold separate meetings with Theresa May in the afternoon. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire has warned there was "very little time left" to restore a power-sharing executive at Stormont before a 29 June deadline.

Author: 0 Reports indicate Beyonce and Jay Z's twins have been born

Mother and babies remain hospitalized due to a " minor issue " which surfaced following the birth according to TMZ reports . BEYONCE gave birth to her new twins - a boy and a girl - almost a week ago, it has been claimed. As of Sunday morning, however, the couple had not made an official announcement and there's no indication of the babies' gender nor their names. Some fans clamoring for details on the twins took Obama's aside as a hint that the babies might be girls.

Author: 0 Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House

The president is reportedly angry about stories about close ties between Mueller and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. President Trump is known to value the element of surprise. Ruddy agreed, but noted that the White House statement never denied what he said was true. A person close to Trump's legal team said earlier Tuesday that there have been no discussions about firing Mueller with the legal team.

World Embiid, Sixers trusting they can land Fultz in draft
Author: 0 Embiid, Sixers trusting they can land Fultz in draft

The Washington point guard is extremely versatile. He can get to the basket and shoot from outside. Ainge had the opportunity in his finger tips to select Markelle Fultz to start the draft, a possible franchise-changing guard, and chose to pass.

World Senate overwhelmingly approves new Russia, Iran sanctions
Author: 0 Senate overwhelmingly approves new Russia, Iran sanctions

The sanctions amendment, attached to a larger bill about sanctions on Iran, is a direct rebuke of the recent report that the Trump administration is seeking to lift sanctions that were imposed in December in direct response to Russia's attempt to influence the 2016 election.

Author: 0 UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

Theresa May needs the votes of the DUP's 10 MPs to prop up her minority administration as she hopes to steer government business, including crucial measures on Brexit , through the Commons . Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" in their dealings with the different political traditions in Northern Ireland .

World Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation
Author: 0 Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

In March, CNN reported Kushner had "relationship meetings" with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov to discuss issues like sanctions. Trump cleared out the rumours about being under investigation after Rosenstein released a statement Thursday evening denying that the president is under investigation.

Author: 0 Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

Both Confederation Cup games played on Sunday in Russian Federation left teams confused by decisions - reached more slowly than expected - by referees taking advice from assistants watching multiple replays. "We were always more risky than them, both in our organised play and on the counter attack". With a team well balanced by coach Fernando Santos , Portugal outscored opponents 28-4 during that streak, with five clean sheets.

Author: 0 DUP and Conservatives hold talks

May desperately needs the support of the ten members of the DUP who won seats at Westminster in the snap election she called, June 8, in which - far from increasing her majority - she lost it and now requires the support of the unionists in Northern Ireland.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman treats Kim Jong-un to some slam-dunk love

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, May 15, 2017. " North Korea has a lot of explaining to do". But the North Koreans didn't bite, so Warmbier remained suspended in a diplomatic hell. Former prisoners like Bae have spoken of long days of hard work, medical problems and emotional and verbal abuse, but other detainees have reported that conditions ...

Author: 0 Modi calls for concerted efforts to tackle terrorism menace

Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal accompanied the prime minister during his visit. The CPEC, in turn, is part of China's multi-billion dollar Belt and Road intuitive (BRI). The meeting came amid escalating tensions between the two countries.

World IS chief may be dead, says Russia: No information to support claim
Author: 0 IS chief may be dead, says Russia: No information to support claim

On Friday, the Russian Army said that it might have killed Baghdadi during an airstrike on May 28 while the leader of ISIS was attending a meeting of the organization. The Russian defense ministry statement said the strike was believed to have killed several other senior leaders of the group in addition to Baghdadi, as well as around 30 field commanders and up to 300 of their personal guards.

Author: 0 Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. The Washington Post reported this week that, in addition to the Russian Federation probe, the special counsel is now determining whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

World 58 presumed dead in London tower fire
Author: 0 58 presumed dead in London tower fire

The death toll has steadily climbed from 6 to 30. "You get a lot of fragmentation of bodies, charring of bones", said Peter Vanezis, a professor of forensic medical sciences at Queen Mary University in London . Scuffles broke out near the building, with demonstrators chanting "we want justice!" as they surged toward the doors. Vowing to be the "champion of the people", he said lessons must be learned from the tragedy, which is feared to have claimed the lives of at least 58 people.

Author: 0 Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near tower fire

Police have said 30 people are confirmed as having lost their lives in the blaze, with more than 70 unaccounted for. Families of the victims and residents of Grenfell said they were furious that the local government had for years ignored their complaints about the building's lack of measures in case of fire and had not adequately attended to survivors of the blaze.

World Deputy AG wouldn't fire Mueller if unlawful
Author: 0 Deputy AG wouldn't fire Mueller if unlawful

Politico's Josh Dawsey tweeted , "White House officials are trying to tamp down Chris Ruddy's TV comments about Trump possibly firing Mueller". In May, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK

Kennedy International Airport by forcibly seizing a diplomatic package they were carrying. He added that the "illegal and heinous act of provocation " occurred at John F. "The reported aggression was initiated by the North Koreans", Lapan said. Last week, North Korea returned United States university student Otto Warmbier to his family in a coma , more than a year after he was sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for stealing a propaganda item.

World Bodies of missing Navy sailors found after collision near Japan
Author: 0 Bodies of missing Navy sailors found after collision near Japan

Search crews found the missing sailors after they were able to gain access to parts of the ship that were damaged in the collision . Bryce Benson - were medically evacuated from the scene and a massive search was conducted involving US and Japanese ships and aircraft to locate the seven sailors who remained unaccounted for.

World French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority
Author: 0 French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority

She insisted the FN still had a key role to play, saying: "We are the only force of resistance to the watering down of France, of its social model and its identity". Four seats were won outright in last Sunday's first round. The party was formed just over a year ago, and half of its candidates have little or no political experience.