• Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels
Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels

While delegating the decision to Mattis is consistent with Trump's tendency to entrust "my generals" with battlefield strategy, it also saves the president from deciding on sending more troops into a war he long ago called a lost cause. Afghan civilian casualties rose to 11,418 last year, the highest since the United Nations began keeping records i...

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  • Rights group criticizes use of white phosphorous against IS
Rights group criticizes use of white phosphorous against IS

Human Rights Watch (HRW), the charity, today said that the chemical bomb was probably dropped by western military planes on a Raqqa internet café where 20 people were killed. The coalition has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. The report cites a number of incidences where white phosphorous was used by the USA coalition.

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  • United States attorney general denies involvement in any collusion with Russian Federation
United States attorney general denies involvement in any collusion with Russian Federation

Martin Heinrich (D-NM). But Democrats got nowhere with their protests, as they tried to pin down Sessions on whether he was invoking executive privilege (he was not), or what legal reasoning he was using to not answer. When senators on Tuesday asked Mr. Sessions if he had discussed the Russian Federation investigation or Mr. Comey's firing w...

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  • Paris crowd pays tribute to Manchester, London victims
Paris crowd pays tribute to Manchester, London victims

After their talks at the Elysee Palace, the two leaders watch a France-England football match that will honor victims of extremist attacks in both countries. England were soon back-pedalling. But the ball went straight to Sidibe who slammed a shot into the goal. Fans held up red and white placards to recreate the Flag of St George, and a min...

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  • Russian Federation will respond to U.S. attempts to encircle it: Putin
Russian Federation will respond to U.S. attempts to encircle it: Putin

He wasn't negative when asked about the Russian's president's history of running an oppressive regime in his country. According to Putin , presidents in the United States change, but their policy remains intact. filmmaker Oliver Stone said that hardly anything changes whenever a new leader in the United States is elected into office, as show...

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  • Baby dropped from London blaze building
Baby dropped from London blaze building

Fire engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, killing some people, injuring at least 50 more and trapping some residents asleep inside the towering inferno. Mike Penning , a member of British Parliament who is a former firefighter, said "cladding was clearly spreading the fire". On Twitter , London Mayor Sadiq Kha...

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  • Putin gives new election-hacking theory during Megyn Kelly's NBC debut
Putin gives new election-hacking theory during Megyn Kelly's NBC debut

The alleged dossier claims that Russia's government possesses compromising financial and personal information about Trump. Protesters gather to rally against US President Donald Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on May 10.

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  • Durbin statement on AG Jeff Session's Senate testimony
Durbin statement on AG Jeff Session's Senate testimony

Sessions told the committee that the reception area included "two to three dozen people" and said he didn't remember having a conversation with Kislyak. The Justice Department subsequently released decades-old memos from its Office of Legal Counsel that it said supported Sessions' position. "Senators will allow the chairs to control the he...

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  • Trump is '100 percent' willing to testify under oath following Comey hearing
Trump is '100 percent' willing to testify under oath following Comey hearing

President Donald Trump has made an allegation of serious criminal wrongdoing against former FBI Director James Comey , and Trump's Republican allies are mostly ignoring the accusation. "I'll tell you about that maybe in the very near future", he said. Kasowitz also jumped on Comey's revelation that he had released details of his privat...

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  • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud

The prosecutor's office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. The four counts of tax fraud were based on a report from Spain's tax agency, it said. Gestifute , the agency that represents Ronaldo and which is owned by the businessman Jorge Mendes, has been approached for comment. Cristiano Ronaldo i...

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  • Mandsaur violence: Shivraj Chouhan visits kin of deceased, promises action
Mandsaur violence: Shivraj Chouhan visits kin of deceased, promises action

The CM has come to Mandsaur to meet some of the family members of those who had died in the 10-day farmers' agitation. He then went to Nayakheda in neighbouring Neemuch district to meet the family of Chainram Patidar. A plan is also afoot to set up a people's tribunal on police firing and alleged torture of farmers at Mandsaur . Besides, a 26-...

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  • Some killed in London tower block fire - Fire brigade
Some killed in London tower block fire - Fire brigade

Reuters was unable to verify the witness accounts. "The mum swayed back and that was the last we saw of her". I don't know where that order came from. "I spoke to a lady that lives on the 21st floor". She left with all six of them. She told LBC: "One woman actually threw her son out of the window".

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  • Gov. McAuliffe: 'Too Many Guns On The Street'
Gov. McAuliffe: 'Too Many Guns On The Street'

McAuliffe then stated that "we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence" before correcting the figure to 93 when a reporter pointed out the misstatement. "That's not for today's discussion, but it's not just about politicians", he added. A reporter asked why he brought it up at all. McAuliffe said, "Well, I talk about this every single d...

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  • Sessions: 'I did not recuse myself from defending my honor'
Sessions: 'I did not recuse myself from defending my honor'

If he did have a conversation with the ambassador, it was "certainly nothing improper". "Franken's question honestly at my confirmation hearing", Sessions said Tuesday. "People are suggesting through innuendo that I have been not honest. and I've tried to be honest". Sessions also admitted that neither he nor Rosenstein, Comey's direct supervis...

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  • Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats
Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

Sessions routinely said he would not answer questions regarding his conversations with Trump, but he delivered more than enough answers over two and a half hours of testimony Tuesday afternoon . I intend to work every day with our fine team and the superb professionals in the Department of Justice to advance the important work we have to do. ...

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  • Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting
Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting

Four people were shot and one congressman was shot in the hip. The Louisiana Republican is the House Majority Whip, and is thus assigned a Capitol Police plainclothes security detail. "I know the Senate will embrace that spirit today as we come together in expressing both our concern and our gratitude". While its primary duty is to protect the ...

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  • People trapped in London towering inferno
People trapped in London towering inferno

The London Ambulance service says 30 people have been taken to five hospitals after a massive fire at a high-rise apartment building in west London . You could hear people screaming. "I'm lucky to be alive - and lots of people have not got out of the building I've lost everything I own". "If we had stayed in that flat, we would've perished...

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  • Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris Say They Have Their Own Climate Deal
Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris Say They Have Their Own Climate Deal

David Ige . Pittsburgh is one of almost 250 cities in the United States, representing 56 million Americans, whose mayors have committed to honor and uphold the goals of the Paris Agreement . The governors behind the alliance say states can meet the goals of the accord without hurting their economies. It's not exactly news that North Korea is u...

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  • At least six dead in London tower block fire
At least six dead in London tower block fire

Speaking from an evacuation centre on Freston Road, the woman, who asked not to be named, said: "There was a woman stood behind me who was shouting to someone she knew on the seventh floor". One resident who had escaped told Channel 4 news that looking out from the window the cladding had appeared to be on fire. "The fire started on the upper flo...

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  • Rep. Scalise Among Multiple Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice in Va.
Rep. Scalise Among Multiple Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice in Va.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise , two security officers, one staffer and the gunman. Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria , Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack".

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