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Focus Brexit on economy, Scottish Conservatives urge British PM

Focus Brexit on economy, Scottish Conservatives urge British PM On Friday, Davidson said she sought and gained assurances from the Prime Minister that gay rights would be protected and promoted under a DUP supported Conservative government. She has also called for what she describes as an "open Brexit", which prioritises free trade and country's economic interests over curbing immigration. [Full Article...]

Ian Murray overlooked for shadow Scottish secretary role

Ms Laird was born in Greenock and is a former deputy leader of Fife Council. Lesley Laird also makes it to the top team as shadow Scottish secretary, just days after being elected as MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. But after Corbyn led his party to a much better than expected performance in last week's general election , Smith, the MP for Pontypridd, said, "I take my hat off to him". [Full Article...]

Paris attacker shot by police as tourist area locked down

Paris attacker shot by police as tourist area locked down The French interior minister, Gérard Collomb, said the attacker, whose ID suggests he is an Algerian student, was carrying "rudimentary weapons" and shouted "this is for Syria" as he hit the 22-year-old police officer. Soderberg told the news service that "everyone was very quiet and very scared" as police examined each of the cathedral's pews, but that everything inside the cathedral was calm and... [Full Article...]

U.S. environment chief leaves G-7 climate talks early

Ministers and European Union representatives pose for a family photo at the opening of a two-day G7 summit on the environment , in Bologna, Italy, Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Auto Alliance represents 12 auto makers that make up 70 percent of all vehicle and light-truck sales in the USA, including the Detroit auto makers, Toyota, BMW and Volkswagen. [Full Article...]

No verdict in Cosby trial; jury to return Wednesday

Two hours into deliberations, the jury asked for content regarding a comment by Cosby in his sworn deposition made in 2005 and 2006. The jury is set to reconvene after deliberating for four hours Monday night. Constand never experienced penetration. Constand told police she was semiconscious as he molested her. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of... [Full Article...]

House GOP Leader Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice, No Colorado Delegates Involved

House GOP Leader Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice, No Colorado Delegates Involved The office of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise confirms that he has been shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery. Because of the presence of Rep. Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting. "We heard a very loud shot" during batting practice", Flake said. [Full Article...]

Gunman opens fire on members of Congress at park, later dies

Gunman opens fire on members of Congress at park, later dies Grateful this and every day for our fearless police & first responders. "The guy's down to a handgun, he dropped his rifle, they shoot him, I go over there, they put him in handcuffs", Conaway said, adding that if the shooter had "gotten inside the fence, where a bunch of guys were holed up in the dugout, it would have been like shooting fish in a barrel". [Full Article...]

Sinn Féin to meet Theresa May, warn against DUP deal

Sinn Féin to meet Theresa May, warn against DUP deal May apologised to Conservative MPs on Monday, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron when she came to power previous year following the UK's vote to exit the European Union (EU). [Full Article...]

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the probe. Trump was apparently bothered by reports from conservative outlets like Breitbart News linking Mueller to Comey. Among the aides most alarmed by the idea of firing Mueller , accord... [Full Article...]

Russian opposition leader jailed as tens of thousands protest against corruption

Many came to the protests saying they were fed up with endemic corruption that seemed to begin at the Kremlin. Protests were held in more than 100 cities, including in St. Moscow authorities called it a " new provocation " on Navalny's part. Navalny was arrested outside his home en route to the rally. Navalny served a 15-day jail term after the protest in March. [Full Article...]

Who is Congressman Steve Scalise?

Who is Congressman Steve Scalise? Steve Stivers of OH over Rep . Roger Williams , R-Austin. "We owe a debt of gratitude to the Capitol Police and who put their lives on the line every day to protect us, our staffs, and visitors to the U.S. Texas Rep . Roger Williams says a member of his staff was also shot and was receiving medical attention. Behind third base, I see a rifle... He says Scalise dragged himself into the outfiel... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers talk more security, packing a gun after shooting

Following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday fellow members of Congress have described a scene that could have been a mass killing if not for the quick action of the heroic Capitol police. "It is clear to me, based on eyewitness accounts, that without these heroes, Agents Bailey and Griner, many lives would have been lost", Mr. Ryan said in a floor speech. [Full Article...]

WV Senate passes budget bill

WV Senate passes budget bill Deep philosophical divides stalled progress during the preceding four-month extended regular session. The state is up against deadline to have a new budget in place by the new fiscal year, July 1. The conference committee's report on HB 107 kept the state's sales tax rate at 6 percent, and it did not make any changes to the coal severance tax. [Full Article...]

Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice The hospital said another victim of the shooting is in good condition. Despite being outgunned and wounded, they shot down gunman , 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, who later died of his wounds. In this image from House Television video, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pauses as he speaks Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington, about the shooting at the ... [Full Article...]

Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

You and I are friends: "Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job". But Comey kept all of this information closely held until he was sacked and never tried to challenge the president directly in these conversations. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said of his conversations with Trump. Next week, as part of a separate investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee's staff wil... [Full Article...]

Sessions: DOJ regulations mandated my recusal from Trump-Russia probe

Sessions: DOJ regulations mandated my recusal from Trump-Russia probe In a statement issued following the hearing, Sen. Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director James Comey cryptically told lawmakers on Thursday that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting There were prayers and expressions of sympathy for the victims after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, but no signs of a new push in the U.S. The governor was referring to the funeral he recently attended for slain State Police special agent Michael Timothy Walter, who was shot at a public housing complex May 26. [Full Article...]

Children tossed from windows in London high-rise blaze

One woman said her friend inside for three hours and was told by police to wait and put towels down to block the doors. Two eyewitnesses told the Press Association news agency they saw children dropped by their parents into the arms of people on the ground. [Full Article...]

Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

But his refusal to answer questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump , particularly whether they discussed the reasons for Comey's firing in an Oval Office meeting the day before the dismissal, was most disturbing. [Full Article...]

Former FBI chief Comey testifies before Senate, blasts Trump for 'lies'

I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance, '" Trump added. Trump also denied asking Comey for a pledge of loyalty. Trump was addressing reporters for the first time since Thursday's explosive testimony in which Comey branded the president a liar, and said he was sacked over his handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian election meddling. [Full Article...]


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