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Rebel leader Navalny, hundreds arrested in Russia Day protests

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer condemned the arrests and called on Russian Federation "to release all peaceful protesters". Although it was not immediately clear if Monday's protests were larger in aggregate than the March demonstrations, the rallies underlined the deep dismay with the government.

London fire: Death toll soars to 30

Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council , Roy Wilsher, said if the fire spread up the outside of the tower, sprinklers might not have made a difference. The official fire service advice for residents to stay in their homes and use towels to block out smoke while awaiting help has also come under scrutiny.

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

A pro President Donald Trump supporter chants slogans, Friday, June 1, 2017, in Miami. The revised policy stops short of completely cutting off ties to the island nation but seeks to stop the flow of American money to Cuba's military, security and intelligence services.

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Trump however has made the choice to drop the the wet foot, dry foot policy, which allowed Cuban immigrants who reached USA soil to remain in the country. Leahy told VTDigger that Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security advisor, consulted with him on Cuba policy, adding "but I don't think Trump even begins to understand the complexity of this whole thing".

Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

He says conflict between the USA and China is not inevitable even if there is competition between the nations. China's territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea are contested by several nations.President Donald Trump and other senior U.S.

Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet' for all of us

Scalise was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. He sustained "a single rifle shot to the left hip" that "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding", the hospital said in a statement.

Rout by Macron's party expected in French parliament vote

Such a result would be far beyond the 289 seats required for an absolute majority, and it would amount to one of France's biggest post-war majorities. "We're going to find ourselves with fewer opposition representatives than there are in Russian Federation". Parisian voter Olivier Palate said the success of Macron's party was like a "tidal wave".

Two Gambians feared dead in United Kingdom fire

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William met with volunteers who have been distributing supplies for those affected by the disaster. British Prime Minister Theresa May is promising a comprehensive package of help for victims of the devastating fire at a west London apartment building.

Attorneys general hope to force Trump financial disclosures

But President Trump's potential conflicts with the Constitution's low-profile emoluments clauses, the focus of a new lawsuit , speak to a radical departure from precedent. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine during a press conference on June 12. "If that's not a harm to every American citizen and every resident in the District of Columbia and Maryland, I don't know what is".

Farmers hopeful for 'pro-farmer' decision amid CM Chouhan's indefinite fast

Kin of four out of the five people killed in police firing on Tuesday at Mandsaur - the epicentre of the farmers' stir-had met Chouhan in Bhopal on Saturday. Farmers intensified their protest after five of them were killed in police firing near Mandsaur . There was no curfew in all three police stations areas of Mandsaur city for the second day on Sunday, but prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC remained in force in the entire district.

Two US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier, Official Says

A spokesperson for Nangarhar province, Attaullah Khogyani, told Al Jazeera that an Afghan "army commando" opened fire on four U.S. soldiers. An estimated 400 to 700 ISIS-K militants are active throughout Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, officials said in late-April after three US special forces soldiers died in separate incidents there.

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

The University of Virginia student was "brutalised and terrorised" by the North Korean regime, his father Fred Warmbier said at the news conference, two days after his son arrived in OH on a medical evacuation flight. At the family's wish, the physicians refrained from discussing what the future holds for Otto. News of his condition only reached the United States only a week before his release for, as the North Koreans put it, "humanitarian reasons".

Newt Gingrich: Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'

So, the fantasy that didn't occur is now being replaced by - by the way, technically, the president of the United States can not obstruct justice. Gingrich speaks regularly with Trump and is promoting a new book on how to "understand" him.

Steve Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Improving, Doctors Say

Capitol Police say she is in good condition and did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. He has required surgery several times since the shooting . Doctors said Friday the bullet entered at his hip and traveled across his body, causing severe damage to internal organs. "He is more responsive and is speaking with his loved ones", the doctor said.

Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

Investigators say Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was killed by police who had been guarding Scalise on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. "He was as critical as can be when he came in", Sava said, adding that Scalise was at "imminent risk of death". The Congressional Baseball Game was first organized in 1909 by Rep.

Trump mocks Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to prove 'Russian Collusion'

As the investigation expands, that raises the possibility that Rosenstein may recuse himself from that role, since he wrote the memo justifying Comey's firing. The White House initially claimed that Rosenstein's memo contributed to Trump's decision to fire Comey. Heck was referring to the growing number of legal teams forming as a result of the special counsel investigation into whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Many Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

Soon, Americans could travel to Cuba and businesses, including the tourism industry and food-producing farm states, were involved in commercial deals. Both legislators have been involved in helping draft Trump's new Cuba policy. NBC's bias toward Cuba was made evident Thursday night when they sent Andrea Mitchell to the country to regurgitate talking points fed to her by the Cuban government.

Korea is in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, doctors say

The 22-year-old has suffered extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain, doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said in a news conference Thursday. Warmbier said, "Otto was held as a war criminal". But, without knowing what caused it, it will be hard for doctors to know for certain what his body has been through.

Helmut Kohl, Germany's reunification chancellor, dies aged 87

A delegate signs a condolences book for former German Chancellor and party chairman Helmut Kohl during a regional party convention of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in Berlin, Germany , Saturday, June 17, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to "a giant of European history" and "the father of modern Germany". Tributes poured in from around the world.

Grim search at London blaze site continues as anger mounts

Prime Minister Theresa May , who has promised an investigation into the disaster, visited the scene on Thursday to meet members of the emergency services, but left without making any public comment. The block contained 120 units consisting of one or two bedrooms , and it's believed there may have been up to 600 people inside at the time of the fire, though this has not been confirmed.

Unidentified persons hurl petrol bomb at CPI(M) office

While no injuries or casualties were reported in the incident, no reports of damage to property emerged. Coimbatore City Police officials rushed to the spot and began investigations. Following the incident City police Commissioner Amal Raj directed deployment of police security to the party offices, while security was immediately beefed up with armed policemen deployed at the district BJP, RSS and Hindu Munnani offices in the city.

Macron to Secure Landslide Majority in French Parliament

The centre-right Republicans had 21.5 per cent, while the far-right National Front (FN) had 13.2 per cent, followed by the far-left France Unbowed on just over 11 per cent. The results of the first round of voting in the parliamentary election were released early Monday, with Mr. Macron's party winning just over 28 percent of the vote, the most for any single party.

Pro-Trump protesters disrupt NYC's Julius Caesar, 1 arrested

Rebel TV's Laura Loomer was arrested after interrupting the play during a key scene where a Trump lookalike is viciously stabbed and assassinated. tweeted : "I wonder how much of this "art" is funded by taxpayers?" Set in the modern-day, this Caesar is blond, wears a blazer with a red tie, and has a wife with an Eastern European accent.

Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

Gingrich speaks regularly with Trump and is promoting a new book on how to "understand" him. New Gingrich's views on obstruction of justice are a wee bit divergent from when his role as the Speaker of the House was LEADING the charge against President Bill Clinton and VOTING to impeach Clinton for articles of impeachment that included, among other things, an obstruction of justice charge.

Condition upgraded for congressman shot during baseball practice

A single rifle wound caused "substantial damage" to Scalise's internal organs and blood loss, his doctor explained Friday. In a news conference today (June 16), Dr. The shooter was an IL man, James T. Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Trump and Republicans over social media. The GOP house majority whip is recovering at the Medstar Washington Hospital Centre after being shot in the left hip.

Initial tests: Letters to GOP candidate, media not hazardous

While their core voters may be shrugging off Trump-Russia questions for now, party leaders are skittish about whether they will pay a steep price for months of inaction. The current version of the American Health Care Act - which is now being reworked in closed-door meetings in the Senate - would not allow insurers to outright deny people insurance due to a preexisting condition.

Simon Cowell to release charity single for Grenfell Tower fire victims

Organiser Simon Cowell said he hoped the single, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's hit Bridge Over Troubled Water , will raise millions to help those caught up in Wednesday's blaze. That's when I thought, I'm not just going to sit here and do nothing. Cowell previously told The Sun: " Until that last note has been finished, we will not be off the phone ".

Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

An own goal from Kiwi defender Michael Boxall and Fyodor Smolov's second-half strike gave the hosts the ideal start to the campaign as they prepare to host the 2018 World Cup. Well, although it was only against 95th placed New Zealand , the performance suggested the Russians have not suffered any long-lasting mental pain from France .

Burling, Kiwis beat Oracle third time in America's Cup

However, despite Emirates Team New Zealand securing back-to-back victories on day one, Burling is not getting carried away just yet. Remember, these same Oracle guys are the ones that were down one - eight and came back to win nine - eight in San Francisco in 2013.

Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released a new poll this week, and it found that approximately 61% of surveyed Americans believe that Trump tried to "obstruct the investigation" into Russia's 2016 election interference.

3 charged in killing of Maryland teens found dead night before graduation

The trio of arrests in came nearly two weeks after 18-year-old Artem Ziberov and 17-year-old Shadi Najjar were found dead in Montgomery Village inside a parked, running blue Honda Civic on June 5, a day before they were set to graduate from Northwest High School in Germantown, Md.

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

Russian Federation beat New Zealand 2-0 thanks to an own goal from New Zealand defender Michael Boxall and a strike from forward Fyodor Smolov . To this end, they need to fill in a questionnaire with passport data and attach a photo on the website fan-id.ru and get the document by post or at an issuance center at one of the Russian cities hosting the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup matches.

Official talks on Brexit to start Monday

On the advancement of talks with the DUP, South Staffordshire MP Mr Williamson said: "Good progress is being made in discussing the substantive issues surrounding any potential agreement". While post-Brexit Britain will remain an important export market for the EU-27, its isolation in Europe and loss of preferential access to the bloc's trading partners could have dramatic consequences.

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

The start of the negotiations comes as work continues across the British government to prepare Britain for life outside of the EU. That the British were ready to break negotiations down on the lines of priorities identified by Brussels implied, he said, a willingness to start a first phase of divorce talks before moving on next year to a second phase on the new free trade relationship May wants - a "sequencing" London has disputed.

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Russia's Denis Glushakov , center, scores the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia , Saturday, June 17, 2017 .

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