• Trump Didn't Record Comey, White House Tells House Intel Panel
Trump Didn't Record Comey, White House Tells House Intel Panel

Trump also reiterated a tweet he wrote Thursday that he never actually had tapes of his conversations with Comey before he was sacked. Trump's statement brings to an end speculation that began shortly after accounts emerged about the president's exchanges with Comey - speculation the president himself began with a post on Twitter that warne...

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  • German city 'will evacuate building because of Grenfell tower-style cladding'
German city 'will evacuate building because of Grenfell tower-style cladding'

She made the statement at Cabinet as ministers learned every national cladding sample submitted for fire safety checks had failed combustibility tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Her government has promised a public inquiry into what happened in addition to tests on some 600 buildings. She said the Wuppertal building's fire escape...

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  • Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire
Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Three adult males and one adult female who were victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have been formally identified in agreement with the coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox". "But our forensic search may not be complete until the end of the year", she stated. The British government has also ordered an immediate examina...

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron in 'green future' video selfie
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron in 'green future' video selfie

Holding his phone, Mr Schwarzenegger says: "I'm here with President Macron". The environmental comrades in arms - both of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement - shot a brief video selfie together on Friday at the Élysée Palace in Paris , after meeting to discuss all things gre...

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  • Without giving evidence, Trump claims Obama 'colluded' on Russian Federation
Without giving evidence, Trump claims Obama 'colluded' on Russian Federation

He continued his tirade against Obama and added, "The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling ". Asked specifically whether Trump believes intelligence assessments that Russian meddling was meant to help him win, Spicer said , "I've never asked him that specific question".

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  • 95 buildings fail fire safety tests after Grenfell disaster
95 buildings fail fire safety tests after Grenfell disaster

Mr Javid added the government was working at the residents' pace and promised they would be made offers of housing within the three week time period. On Friday Camden Council announced plans to evacuate residents from four out of five blocks on the Chalcots Estate in the borough after cladding on the towers was found to fail fire safety tests...

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  • N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team
N.Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

Neither approach has worked so far. On June 22, North Korea reportedly tested a space rocket engine that can be installed on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) potentially capable of reaching the USA mainland, according to American officials cited by media outlets.

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  • Syrian Observatory: air strike kills 42 in Islamic State-held town
Syrian Observatory: air strike kills 42 in Islamic State-held town

Most of Deir Ezzor province is controlled by the jihadists and it has been the target of air strikes by both the coalition and the Syrian army and its Russian ally. It was not clear how they identified the aircraft responsible. The coalition could not immediately be reached for comment. "The Coalition conducted strikes on known ISIS (Islami...

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  • UN Declares Formal End to Fighting in Colombia
UN Declares Formal End to Fighting in Colombia

The UN said it has registered "7,132 weapons, except from those which, as established in the agreement, will remain to provide security for the 26 transitional camps of the FARC guerrillas" until August 1. Weapons "fulfilled a function at one time, but today we are making a political decision and we no longer need them", senior FARC commander Mauri...

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  • Cooper officially vetoes N Carolina budget; override likely
Cooper officially vetoes N Carolina budget; override likely

Republicans have already said they will override the governor's veto. "I think the budget took all the major points of the governor's budget into consideration", Murphy said in a telephone interview. Standard deductions also would increase. "The budget should ensure that a kid from Nash County gets the same great education as a kid from Wake Co...

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  • US Republican to withhold consent for arms sales over Gulf dispute
US Republican to withhold consent for arms sales over Gulf dispute

Mr Tillerson is also calling for a "lowering of rhetoric" to "help ease the tension" and said the U.S. is supporting Kuwait's efforts to mediate. Thus, when reports started coming in on June 5 about Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's renewed objections to the United States' and Gulf countries' hostility towards Iran and him allegedly describing ...

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  • Iranians brush off US travel ban
Iranians brush off US travel ban

There are myriad examples of American Muslims - people who have an unqualified and irrevocable right to enter the United States - being met at the border by practices such as discriminatory religious questioning , invasive cellphone searches and even temporary denial of entry .

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  • Jonathan Frakes will direct an episode of Star Trek: Discovery
Jonathan Frakes will direct an episode of Star Trek: Discovery

He has also directed episodes from TNG , Deep Space Nine, and Voyager - as well as two Trek feature films. So don't be surprised if either Captain Lorca, Captain Georgiou, or someone else aboard a Federation vessel is so immoral that Burnham does something drastic enough to get her reassigned to a new ship.

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  • An emotional DeMario Jackson speaks out about
An emotional DeMario Jackson speaks out about "Bachelor in Paradise" controversy

Olympios, however, claimed she was a "victim" and had "no memory" of what happened between her and Jackson. Following the recent scandal on Bachelor in Paradise , in which an incident between Jackson and Corinne Olympios was investigated for possible sexual misconduct, Jackson opened up to E! He insisted: "I don't even know sober girls that ...

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  • Supreme court partially reinstates Trump travel ban in 6 Muslim countries
Supreme court partially reinstates Trump travel ban in 6 Muslim countries

The court said that the administration's limit of 50,000 refugees could not be used to arbitrarily restrict entry to a refugee who otherwise had a legitimate connection to the United States. But they voiced concern the administration would interpret the ban as broadly as it could. Both rulings were sustained by separate appeals courts. Members of...

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  • DUP hoping to conclude deal with May as soon as possible
DUP hoping to conclude deal with May as soon as possible

On Brexit, Mrs Foster said the DUP wanted to see "a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody". Declan Kearney, the party's chairman, said a DUP focus on Ms Foster's future role at Stormont "is completely misdirected and premature".

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  • Netherlands is India's natural partner: PM Narendra Modi
Netherlands is India's natural partner: PM Narendra Modi

The Indian prime minister will also hold a meeting with CEOs of Dutch companies and call on King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima. But Modi's "folksy embrace", as the Associated Press termed the hug Modi gave to Trump, is his signature move - something the Indian prime minister is known to use, instead of a white-knuckled sh...

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  • California father accused of killing son to appear in court
California father accused of killing son to appear in court

Authorities in California believe a missing 5-year-old boy last seen in late April was murdered by his father, who was detained last week in Las Vegas in connection with his son's death, PEOPLE confirms. on April 22 to report her son missing. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last spotted on a Disneyland surveillance video late April 2...

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  • CNN Producer Says Trump 'Probably Right' About Russia 'Witch Hunt'
CNN Producer Says Trump 'Probably Right' About Russia 'Witch Hunt'

Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe released an undercover video Tuesday morning of a CNN producer saying the network's heavy coverage of possible collusion between Trump administration officials and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election is "mostly bullshit".

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  • Senate Majority Leader McConnell Faces High Stakes with Healthcare Vote
Senate Majority Leader McConnell Faces High Stakes with Healthcare Vote

Despite an initial addition to the measure Monday, Republicans continued to lay out demands for more changes to the bill, hoping leadership addresses their concerns. "As more and more people continue to lose coverage and face fewer healthcare choices, President Trump is committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare, which has failed the Americ...

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  • Rockets cash in during inaugural year of NBA Awards show
Rockets cash in during inaugural year of NBA Awards show

Leonard was trying to be the first to win three in a row since Dwight Howard . He had less time, and the award came at the end of a two-plus-hour awards show . Russell pointed at them and said he would kick all their butts. This is for all you guys and I am very thankful to have you guys in my corner. Basketball player selected by the BUCs in t...

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  • Grenfell Tower fire: PM apologises for local and national government failures
Grenfell Tower fire: PM apologises for local and national government failures

People left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what happened, what they should do and where they could seek help. People stormed Kensington town hall while a separate group of protesters marched to Whitehall in anger. Croydon confirmed this week that 25 housing blocks in the region will get ...

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  • Jewish Groups Disappointed by Supreme Court's Partial Allowance of Trump's Travel Ban
Jewish Groups Disappointed by Supreme Court's Partial Allowance of Trump's Travel Ban

Donald Trump declared victory after the US Supreme Court said a narrowed version of his travel ban can take effect. The March 6 order called for a 90-day ban on travellers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees entering USA to enable the government to implement stronger vetting procedures.

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  • Avian flu: Zimbabwe bans poultry products from SA
Avian flu: Zimbabwe bans poultry products from SA

Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday. "We will observe this ban for a period of 14 days and will reassess the situation. We have put this measure in place to p...

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  • More surgery expected for Scalise; Trump visits hospital
More surgery expected for Scalise; Trump visits hospital

The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others. Game organizers say ticket sales skyrocketed on Wednesday with people wanting to show their support. He added: "You've got to assume he knew what he was doing here".

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  • Blast at China kindergarten; reports of casualties
Blast at China kindergarten; reports of casualties

Official state news outlet Xinhua said the blast has taken place near a kindergarten in Fengxian County in the east of the country. It is unknown if any children were included in the casualties. Children were seen among the injured. Police officials say they are investigating and have no word yet on injuries or deaths . A witness was quoted ...

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  • Turkey records largest number of Syrian refugees, United Nations reports
Turkey records largest number of Syrian refugees, United Nations reports

The number of people forced to flee has increased with more than 50% over the last five years, up from 42.3 million in 2012. The UN refugee chief meanwhile voiced most alarm over the rapidly deteriorating situation in South Sudan , which he said was now the world's "fastest growing refugee crisis and displacement crisis".

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  • India, US agree to strengthen ties to ensure peace in Afghanistan
India, US agree to strengthen ties to ensure peace in Afghanistan

Fight against terrorism and their safe havens is an important part of our cooperation", he said. Trump said both nations are "determined" to destroy terrorist organisations and the radical ideology that drives them. The new sanctions mean American citizens are generally barred from doing business with Salahuddin, and all his assets subject to t...

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  • US Warns Syria Preparing Another Chemical Attack
US Warns Syria Preparing Another Chemical Attack

The White House has said it has "potential" evidence the Syrian military is preparing for another chemical attack against rebel forces and warned the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it went ahead. The unusual public warning on Monday night appeared to be meant to deter the regime from repeating its use of chemical weapons against rebel-held ci...

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  • State elections delayed Narendra Modi's visit to Washington: Donald Trump
State elections delayed Narendra Modi's visit to Washington: Donald Trump

During the meeting, that was high on symbolism, there was no mention of contentious issues like the H-1B visa reform and climate change. While there were no major announcements, Trump´s administration confirmed it had given the green light to the $366 million sale of a transport carrier to India, along with a separate purchase of around 20 drones...

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  • Trump turns his back on Ramadan
Trump turns his back on Ramadan

Finally, we call on them to use this important occasion to pray for the government of Ghana under the distinguished leadership of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as well as His Excellency Vice President Dr. The president did issue an empty statement as a hollow gesture to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Reportedly, White House ...

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  • Modi-Trump meet restores confidence in bilateral ties:Industry
Modi-Trump meet restores confidence in bilateral ties:Industry

The Trump administration is for the first time selling to India the same sophisticated defense technology previously provided only to the closest USA allies, including the Predator-like drones, which India has said it will use for surveillance over the Indian Ocean, where China's navy has an increasing presence.

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  • 'Zyzzyva' is now the Oxford dictionary's last word
'Zyzzyva' is now the Oxford dictionary's last word

These words are especially linked to recent events in the U.S., such as the last presidential campaign and issues around race and police shootings. Citing woke's popularization in 2008 by soul and R&B artist Erykah Badu in her song " Master Teacher ", the Oxford English Dictionary described the word's transformation to how it's now associat...

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  • From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions
From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Under the Senate's budget rules, the legislation must save at least as much as the "on-budget" savings of $133 billion in the House-passed bill. Along with potential opposition from Johnson, Paul and Heller on the vote, that could leave leadership struggling to even advance to a final vote on the health care bill.

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  • Five-year-old youngest identified victim of Grenfell Tower blaze
Five-year-old youngest identified victim of Grenfell Tower blaze

The aluminum composite panels have been used for decades to help insulate buildings and improve their appearance, but the Grenfell tragedy has prompted hard questions about their regulation. "Our product is one component in the overall cladding system; we don't control the overall system or its compliance", Arconic said. Wigan housing chiefs have...

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