Putin jokes about offering political asylum to Comey

Putin, in a combative mood, said many heads of state around the world had told him of similar US meddling in their internal affairs. He explained why he recorded his private talks with the USA president, saying that he was afraid Trump might " lie " about them.

Trump admits he does not have any Comey recordings

This is a master of innuendo at work - President Donald Trump never actually CLAIMED there were tapes of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey . "I'll try to look under the couches". "If the president had no tapes, why did he suggest otherwise?" "I'm not hinting anything". Q: When will you tell us about the recordings? A reporter asked: "When will you tell us about the recordings?" Trump later said he was joking.

Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff . Could Ossoff's loss mean that Democrats may want to consider trimming some their more controversial figures if they hope to win the never-Trump crowd? Pelosi held onto her position by a vote of 134 to 63.

Trump Says 'Let's Play Ball' At Record Turnout For Congressional Baseball Game

Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition, but his health is improving, the Congressman's surgeon said two days after Scalise was shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. Scalise has previously played in the congressional game, and in previous years wore a variety of Louisiana jerseys. The senior Republican suffered extensive injuries and was in critical condition on Wednesday night.

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

In peak years, an estimated 10,000 dogs were killed for the celebration. HSI says that more than 800 dogs and some cats in Guangzhou, China, were rescued after Chinese activists engaged in a 10-hour stand-off with a truck. Outside the market, vendors sold stewed dog meat out of enormous steaming woks, shovelling big portions into plastic bags for customers to take home.

Colombia Shopping Center Blast kills 3

Michael Montoya, who works in a pastry shop on the third floor, told AFP that "we were tending to customers and we heard an explosion on the second floor". At one time all bags were checked at the entrance to shopping malls, but that has been vastly scaled back in recent years. Sniffer dogs still check cars at parking facilities in the capital.

Delhi University to release first cut-off list today; check du

Delhi University (DU) will be releasing its first Cut off list for the admission in various courses for the year 2017-18 today. Expectations continue to remain high, while applicants are on a keen lookout for the first list to get ahead with application processes.

House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

We need a vision-where are we going? Where do we want to go as a party? "The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda [.] on economics.

Russian cruise missiles destroy ISIS arms depots in Syria

The sea-based Kalibr cruise missiles are capable of delivering high-precision strikes at a distance of 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) against sea and land targets. In spite of the United States also leading a coalition against the terrorist group as well, the USA has simultaneously been engaged in conflict with so-called "pro-regime" forces of the Syrian government, as well as supporting actors Russian Federation and Iran.

Obama Has Weighed In on the Senate Health Care Bill

The Senate bill targets insurance subsidies to lower-income Americans, which the House bill did not do. Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage.

NYT sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

President Trump's personal lawyer has retained a Washington , D.C. -based lawyer to represent him in the various government probes connected to Russian involvement in the 2016 election. Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller. The hallelujas were led by Mike Pence, who said "it is the greatest privilege of my life to serve as vice president", and it was topped by chief of staff Reince Priebus, who thanked the President "for the opportunity and blessing you've ...

When is the festival of Eid 2017?

This day will be a day off for Uzbekistanis in accordance with the President's decree. 'Eid al-Fitr roughly translates as the "feast of breaking the fast" and is one of only two official holidays in Islam that all Muslims celebrate around the world (the other holiday is 'Eid al-Adha).

Salman Khan's 'Tubelight' to release overseas with 1200 screens

Considering the not-so-pleasant relationship between the two, when they finally appeared together on reality TV show Bigg Boss - where Salman was the host and SRK came to promote his film Dilwale (2015). "He'll call everyone uncle but he'll call me brother", he said. Sentiments of the both neighbour countries are meant to be underlined while producing the film.

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

Right now in our basic Medicaid plan we get $14 billion from the fed government. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes. This is a budget gimmick to ensure that the bill complies with Senate rules that forbid the legislation from adding to the federal government's long-term debt.

Romanian prime minister removed in no-confidence vote

A no-confidence motion needs 233 votes in the combined session of 464 lawmakers from the upper and lower houses. The two-party ruling coalition decided last week to topple its own cabinet amid a tense relationship between the leadership of major ruling PSD and the prime minister who refused to resign even after his party withdrew political support for him and expelled him from the party.

Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill, Protests Erupt

Despite opposition to Medicaid expansion by Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's Republican-led legislature, the Sunshine State has led the country in enrollment on the Affordable Care Act exchange, with almost 1.7 million consumers. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that "Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security".

Darjeeling Gorkha separatists clash with police

However, the GJM has condemned all sorts of violence in the region and said that miscreants, rather than GJM volunteers, were involved in the violence. In other incidents of violence, GJM supporters allegedly pelted stones and lobbed petrol bombs at the residence of Trinamool activist Deoraj Gurung in Lebong Cart Road, attacked a local Trinamool activist's residence at Pankhabari, and reportedly set a PWD office at Bijonbari on fire.

Brendan Dassey's Overturned Conviction Upheld

Avery, 54, is now in prison serving a life sentence with no chance of parole. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is debating challenging the ruling yet again, so it remains yet to be determined if Dassey will be able to walk free. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery , rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family's salvage yard in Manitowoc County. "If a state court can evade all federal review by merely parroting the correct Supreme Court law", Judge Ilana Rovner ...

Auckland high rises with unsafe cladding to be fixed

The local council in Camden, a borough of London , removed cladding from one of its buildings for further testing after initial tests showed some panels were "not to the standard that we had commissioned". The number of people to have died, including those classed as missing presumed dead, remains at 79, she said. In reply, Mr Corbyn said the residents of Grenfell Tower were "let down both in the immediate aftermath and so cruelly beforehand" and that the public inquiry "must establish the ...

Ferguson Cop Called Yanez's Department With Advice After Castile Died

With the release of the dashcam video , members of the public who didn't attend Yanez's trial could hear the tone in Castile's voice that Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said stuck with him when he deliberated over whether to press charges in the case.

Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

Duncan said Hodgkinson asked him in the parking lot moments before the shooting if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats . But they said they had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why, beyond his animus toward President Donald Trump and the Republicans he felt were ruining the country.

CBSE declares NEET-UG results

Those who have cleared the NEET 2017, are eligible to get admission 15 per cent all India quota seats in the government medical and dental colleges and Union Territories. With this, the SC stayed Madra High Court interim order restraining publication of results of NEET. It is a proof that inclusiveness of medical entrance exams into one has touched lives of several students.

Defence minister accuses Abbas of wanting Israel-Hamas war

Deputy Minister of the Hamas-run Interior Ministry Tawfiq Abu Naim said that he hoped fuel from Egypt would continue to enter Gaza. Diesel tankers, flying the Egyptian and Palestinian flags, crossed into Gaza two days after the Israeli supply cuts began.

Canada prime minister: steel exports not national security threat to US

Mr Trudeau tells Gary in the video. But Trudeau said that when he speaks to Trump by phone, "as far as I know it has never been on his cellphone and it's never been on mine". "There's no question that the way the President chooses to speak directly to people through social media is a new wrinkle in worldwide diplomacy" he said humorously.

Mourners remember USA student Otto Warmbier held prisoner by North Korea

North Korea topped the agenda at the newly established Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, which paired Tillerson and Mattis with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army.

Tower blocks undergo urgent tests in wake of Grenfell tragedy

British police investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London in which 79 people are believed to have died say the blaze started in a fridge freezer. Thousands of tower block residents around the United Kingdom have been warned that their homes are clad with the same flammable aluminium panels believed to have fuelled the blaze at Grenfell Tower.

Lindsay MP says One Nation senator should apologise for comments on autism

Pauline Hanson has vowed to debate the Greens any time on the needs of students with autism. However, Senator Hanson's comments were critcised across the political spectrum. "We're proud to support a diverse range of students in our schools", she said. "When they are available, they are at a huge expense to parents". We need to find the right answers to this.

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Pelosi insists Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now". The response from some: It better be. "It's time for some change". "The rationale for getting new leadership is that we're losing", Rice said. Democrats pinned their hopes on a 30-year-old who had never run for office before and didn't even live in the district.

British man wears dress to work to protest dress code

Joey predicted he would immediately be sent home again , but his tactic appeared to have worked after an email was sent around the office later that day. When temperatures surpassed 86°F earlier this week, Joey Barge, from Buckinghamshire, England, made a decision to wear shorts to work, according to indy100.

Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

Not this, we're going to train you for some job that may or may not come down the pike. "The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda [.] on economics.

'I did not make, and do not have' Comey tapes

Excerpts from Trump's interview with "Fox and Friends" released Thursday night showed an adamant Trump criticizing Mueller, a former FBI director, for his past association with James Comey, the FBI head that Trump fired in May as the Russian Federation investigation gained traction.

4 detained in raids linked to Belgian rail station attack

The Islamic State group claimed the attacks, which were carried out by the same Brussels-based cell behind the November 2015 suicide bombings and shootings in Paris which left 130 people dead. The suitcase then exploded a second time , causing a more powerful blast. The Belgian authorities had no indication of any imminent attacks, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said after a meeting of the National Security Council Wednesday morning.

Rolando header secures crucial point against Russian Federation

Mexico's Oribe Peralta , bottom, scores a goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand , at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia , Wednesday, June 21 , 2017. "We managed to change a few things in the second half, and were able to attack". New Zealand were then presented with another chance to take the lead in the 27th minute through Ben Woods, however Mexico's Alfredo Talavera produced a fine save to deny the striker.

Senator: US at risk of military conflict with Russia, Iran in Syria

Operating in both Syria and Iraq, the force consists of around 780 personnel, including 300 service members who work in its air group. A similar drone was shot down in the same location after it dropped munitions near coalition forces June 8.

CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

The House legislation will roll back the expansion of Medicaid , the health care program for lower-income and disabled people, and slash Obamacare taxes on higher-income people and medical industry companies to pay for expanded coverage .

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