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2 more government ministers resign

It should be recalled that this language of political lustration was a key to Macron's election, as he managed to overcome the center-right candidate François Fillon who was revealed to have hired his wife, Penelope as a parliamentary assistant.

SOMALIA: Islamist attackers gun down 19 civilians at Mogadishu hotel

A statement Thursday by the US mission to Somalia says numerous victims had been breaking their daily Ramadan fast when the attack began Wednesday night. While al-Shabab claimed to have attacked the neighboring Posh Treats restaurant, which is frequented by the city's elite and was damaged in the blast, security officials said the Pizza House was targeted instead.

UK police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges

Police said the incident was "clearly an attack on Muslims ". They were carrying out searches of addresses in Cardiff where the vehicle hire company that the van was rented from was based. Video footage showed injured people lying on the ground and angry crowds surrounding a man believed to be the driver, according to The Independent .

London tower blaze victims to get payments of £5500

Five people have been formally identified, including 23-year-old Mohammad Alhajali. Police said on Sunday the number of people feared to have died in the blaze would rise from the current total of 58, which includes 30 confirmed fatalities, as they carry out a full forensic and systematic search of the building.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

However, Mueller's investigation is in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear whether criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, United States officials familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Thursday. An hour later, the president took to Twitter again, tweeting: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Separately, Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence ...

America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA

The Kiwis started the 35th edition of the America's Cup with a negative point after Team USA won the previous qualifiers. Both cartoons were drawn by San Francisco artist Elena Achilli, the first one apparently after Spithill skippered Oracle Team USA to one of the greatest comebacks in sports by winning eight straight races after being down 8-1 in 2013 on San Francisco Bay to retain the oldest trophy in global sports.

National Hurricane Center monitoring storm in the Gulf

The storm system in the central Gulf has prompted the National Hurricane Center to raise tropical storm watches and warnings along the Gulf Coast from the Louisiana-Mississippi border over to Texas. The storm has already generated a number of warnings and watches in the Caribbean and Venezuela. "It's just going to be a prolonged period of heavy rain from Tuesday into Thursday", Lindsey said.

DR Congo authorities arming militia behind 'horrific attacks'

The violence began a year ago when Kamwina Nsapu, a tribal chieftain in territory near the southern border with Angola, openly challenged the authority of President Joseph Kabila's government, provoking a crackdown by security forces. At times, Zeid said, victims recounted that Congolese troops and police "have accompanied some Bana Mura attacks" and some "state agents" were involved in directing and arming the militia.

Inmates save correctional officer who passed out during work detail

It was about 76 degrees outside with 100% humidity when the officer, who asked not to be identified, collapsed while supervising a work detail. After the officer passed out, inmates immediately removed his bulletproof vest so they could perform CPR .

120-degree temperatures disrupts flights in Phoenix

Delays are piling up from Phoenix to DFW International Airport, where American Airlines has been forced to cancel several flights. Temperatures top 115 degrees in Tucson as this historic heat wave settles in. The weather service issued an excessive heat watch during the surge in temperatures. Monday's high is expected to be 118 degrees. Phoenix hit 90 degrees at 7 a.m.

Iraqi forces launch attack on Mosul's Old City

IS overran Mosul and swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014, declaring a self-styled "caliphate" over areas it ruled. The Old City is the most populated part of Mosul and 100,000 civilians are still trapped inside, according to estimates from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Trump lashes out over probe into 'obstruction of justice'

During an early morning tweet storm Friday, President Donald Trump confirmed he is being investigated for firing former FBI Director James Comey . Feinstein took notice of this, and the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman expressed concern about what this announcement would mean for Robert Mueller , Rod Rosenstein , and the probes about obstruction of justice and Russia's actions during the 2016 election .

Jennifer Lopez shares loved-up pictures from her 'BAEcation' with Alex Rodriguez

Shortly, A-Rod came forward and captured all the attention by planting a smooch on his girlfriend's face during the live interview. With that, the moment was over, with the On the Floor singer picking up her sentence exactly where she had left off.

Seven US soldiers wounded by Afghan soldier

A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle at the entrance to the police headquarters in the city of Gardez and then a number of attackers stormed the compound, Abdullah Hasrat, a spokesman for the provincial governor of Paktia, told dpa. More than 135 Afghan soldiers, mostly young recruits, had been killed and dozens injured in the spectacular operation, claimed by the Taliban, who had forced the Minister of Defense to resign.

Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth Canadian Grand Prix title

By the 17th lap, the difference between championship leader, Vettel and race leader, Hamilton, was 37 seconds, giving Hamilton a sound mental cushion to focus on the clear road ahead without pressure that the Ferraris were lurking by. "To be up here and to match Ayrton (Senna) in qualifying yesterday, as I say, I work with a great team of people and I'm just a small link in a big chain".

BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options

The nomination is expected to be submitted on June 23 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be present for the submission before he departs for the U.S. Mr Shah has rejected opposition claims that the government came without names and they want cooperation, not consensus. For each of these sets of candidate's nomination, the form has to be signed by at least 50 electors as proposers and 50 as seconders.

Davis says will talk in positive and constructive tone

From his comments, it appeared that the Brexit talks will largely follow the EU's conditions and will center on the two sides' new relationship only once sufficient progress has been made on the withdrawal issues. Without a majority for her Conservatives in the U.K. Parliament, May now says she will work to reflect the wide range of views on Europe that exist in Britain, a signal her Brexit policies could soften.

Presidential polls: Shiv Sena refuses blanket support to NDA

Key NDA ally Shiv Sena today said that party supremo Uddhav Thackeray will convene a meeting of party leaders to decide on supporting Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind's candidature for the President post. However, we are not perturbed about winning or losing mid-term elections in Maharashtra . "We shall bury you in the soil of Maharashtra", Thackeray said in an apparent dig at Amit Shah over his recent statement that BJP is winning elections in various states.

BJP Parliamentary Board to meet today to finalise presidential nominee

Agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan Agriculture scientist M S SwaminathanWith Presidential polls coming closer, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday recommended the name of agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan for the post. The Sena with 18 MPs and 63 MLAs has 25,893 votes in the electoral college. The BJP and its allies, however, are yet to announce their choice for President.

Terror attack near a London mosque is every bit as sickening - May

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and eight others were injured . Police have carried out a search at an address in a cul-de-sac in the Llanedeyrn area, close to Cardiff golf club in the north-east of the city suburbs. He has been charged with attempted murder and suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism . Staffordshire Police said they were working closely with faith leaders from all communities and were continuing patrols near churches and ...

International Yoga Day celebrations kickstart in parts of the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Adityanath will lead around 55,000 yoga enthusiasts in performing asanas (yoga postures) at the maidan, he added. In attendance will be ministers from the Yogi government, 51,000 people, including students of several schools, paramilitary personnel, government officials and volunteers.The 80 minute Yoga session is expected to begin at around 6:30am and end at 7:50am.

Trump Ends Obama Deferred Deportation Plan

Turns out, President Donald Trump might have changed his mind about getting rid of the Obama-era program that shields thousands of immigrants from being deported - at least for now . In an April interview with the Associated Press , Trump said those in the program could "rest easy" because "this is a case of heart". Still, immigration activists worry the administration might eliminate the program.

Trump condemns brutality of North Korea post Otto Warmbier's death

Otto Warmbier , 22, died at 2:20 p.m. (1820 GMT) surrounded by his family, his parents said in a statement released by the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Following Warmbier's death, the tour group that arranged his trip to North Korea said it would no longer take Americans into the isolated country.

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide — United Nations refugee agency

The Syrian and Afghan crises have attracted the attention of the world, not least because of the masses of people who have fled to Europe in past years. South Sudanese refugees have fled some of the worst violence to hit the southern Equatoria region since the country descended into armed conflict in December 2013.

Vince Young waived by CFL's Roughriders after hamstring injury

During his team's training camp, Young suffered a hamstring injury and missed both of the Roughriders' preseason games in the process. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news Saturday and cited Young's agent, Leigh Steinberg . The Roughriders have yet to announce their cuts officially, however, Twitter has provided some insight on Young and several other players. He also spent a season with the Philadelphia Eagles and was also an offseason member of the Buffalo Bills , Green Bay ...

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

Officers raided a house in Cardiff on Monday evening while Osborne's family, speaking in Weston-Super-Mare said their "hearts were with those injured" in the incident. The alleged attacker is now in custody, and a residence in Cardiff, Wales, is being inspected by the police as possibly associated with the incident.

Another terrorist attack in London, this time targeting Muslims

The attack unfolded while a man was receiving first aid from the public after being taken ill in Seven Sisters Road, police said. He is alleged to have then mounted the pavement at around 12.20am on Monday, ploughing into a group of Muslim worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House, near to Finsbury Park Mosque.

Trump claims credit for Arab countries cutting ties with Qatar

President Trump invited the emir of Qatar to the White House in an effort to help mediate the nation's diplomatic crisis with its Persian Gulf neighbors. One U.S. intelligence official said that while Russia has the expertise and an incentive to sow division among Arab states allied with the United States, Russian hackers were available for hire to other countries and criminal groups.

ACLU: Carter conviction violates free speech protections

Further to this, they accused Carter of being on the phone to Roy in the moments before his passing. Under Massachusetts law, "reckless" or "wanton" conduct that poses a high risk of substantial harm constitutes involunatry manslaughter.

Singapore PM apologies for harm caused by family feud

I urge all Members of Parliament , including the non-PAP MPs, to examine the issues thoroughly and question me and my Cabinet colleagues vigorously. "Over the last week, Singaporeans have been disturbed and confused by news of the private dispute between my siblings and me", he said.

Virginia police explain lack of hate crime probe

A man has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old girl reported missing Sunday. "ICE lodges detainers on aliens who have been arrested on local criminal charges when the agency has probable cause to believe an alien is removable from the United States".

Britain hurtles into the Brexit unknown

The talks take place in the context of the ongoing negotiations between Prime Minister Theresa May and the DUP to strike a parliamentary deal to support her minority Government. Davis said he hopes to agree "a deal like no other in history". Business leaders say the uncertainty means they are having to plan on the assumption that Britain leaves without a proper deal.

'Get back! Get back!' then shots killed Charleena Lyles

Family members said Lyles had experienced mental health problems in the past year and that she was several months pregnant, which BuzzFeed News couldn't immediately confirm. The report states the Lyles was making "unusual comments" such as wanting to morph into a wolf, or cloning her daughter. Seattle police have said officers.

Death Toll Climbs In London Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

Cundy promised an "exhaustive" criminal investigation into the fire that would also look at a major refurbishment of the building completed previous year. Officials are using dental records, fingerprints, DNA samples, tattoos and scars to try and positively identify victims. The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

'Illegal' flammable siding may have contributed to deadly high-rise blaze

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy later clarified that the number of people confirmed dead is 30, but another 28 remain missing and are presumed dead, CNN reported. "Where offences have been committed, I will do everything in my gift to make sure they are brought to justice", he added. "This was a bad tragedy that took place", she told the BBC.

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