• Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice
Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

Comey also claimed that Trump urged him to back off the investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Though Trump was told by Comey on multiple occasions that he was not under investigation by the FBI, the president reportedly became the focus of Mueller's investigation after firing Comey.

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  • US Senate passes new Russia sanctions
US Senate passes new Russia sanctions

The legislation sets up a review process that would require Trump to get Congress' approval before taking any action to ease, suspend or lift any sanctions on Russian Federation. The proposed legislation also mandates that the White House has to come to Congress if it wants to make any changes to sanctions. Trump's secretary of state, Rex ...

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  • Jeff Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation during high-stakes US Senate hearing
Jeff Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation during high-stakes US Senate hearing

The president expressed annoyance about news reports that the probe is now believed to include an examination of whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey , who had earlier led the Russian Federation investigation. Mr Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice...

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  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. Meanwhile Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley s...

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  • Iran makes more arrests after deadly Tehran attacks
Iran makes more arrests after deadly Tehran attacks

The attacks were the first claimed by Islamic State inside tightly controlled Shi'ite Iran, one of the powers leading the fight against the Sunni militants in the region. On Tehran's enmity with Washington, the Iranian leader said "Some of the problems with the USA are essentially unresolvable as the US's problem with us has nothing to do with nu...

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  • May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire
May orders full public inquiry into deadly tower block fire

When the boy heckled "I can't hear you", the Mayor said: "We're going to do that". But this fire seemed to tear up the building from the outside, gutting the outer apartments and blackening most of the facade. Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi, both 27, lived on the 23rd floor. "They are going through the building now". The man was quickly rem...

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  • Shaun King shares 'banning white men' theory after Steve Scalise shooting
Shaun King shares 'banning white men' theory after Steve Scalise shooting

She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. "I think it's a sad state of affairs for people to exploit a tragedy like this for the...

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  • Iran arrests suspects for supporting Tehran attacks
Iran arrests suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants. Two of those killed were not Iranian, he said. In a message read at the funeral, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the attacks will ...

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  • London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba
London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba

After his payment was declined, Butt and his two accomplices rented a smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before they leapt from the vehicle and went on a stabbing rampage in an attack that left eight people dead and almost 50 people injured.

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  • As penalty for 'election-meddling', US Senate approves new Russia sanctions
As penalty for 'election-meddling', US Senate approves new Russia sanctions

The amendment was tacked on to the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017, the latest in a long series of anti-Iran legislation which always passes with little opposition. The Senate bill also would cement in law a series of executive orders signed by Obama and aimed at punishing Russian Federation for aggressive behavior, includi...

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  • Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after baseball practice shooting
Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after baseball practice shooting

Hodgkinson in March that it was unsafe to fire a gun near homes. Hodgkinson's Facebook page indicates that, until recently, he ran a home-inspection business out of his home in Belleville , in the southwestern corner of the state, across the Mississippi River from St.

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  • Special counsel reviewing whether Trump committed obstru
Special counsel reviewing whether Trump committed obstru

Trump wrote on Twitter , in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again". That investigation is being overseen by Robert Mueller , who was appointed as a special counsel last month.

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  • United Kingdom to hold inquiry after London tower fire claims 17
United Kingdom to hold inquiry after London tower fire claims 17

He added: "We as the police, we investigate criminal offences - I am not sitting here and saying there are criminal offences that have been committed, that's why you do an investigation, to establish it". Lammy said the condition in many apartment blocks was "unacceptable", and called for them to be demolished. Meanwhile, 44 households were given...

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  • Top Republican wounded in United States shooting
Top Republican wounded in United States shooting

Five people were shot and two others suffered secondary injuries. The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats. He was out of surgery but remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family.

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  • Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game
Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

Lawmakers pushed House leaders on Wednesday to allow the game to go forward and said the competition between the teams will continue. Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., is among lawmakers who have received death threats in recent months. Just before the game, Democratic and Republican players knelt together in prayer near second place, where Scalise wou...

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  • Osinbajo, Emir of Kano meet behind closed doors in Abuja
Osinbajo, Emir of Kano meet behind closed doors in Abuja

He however refused to respond to probing questions from the newsmen but rather exchanged pleasantries with some presidential aides at the Villa. There was also no official statement concerning the meeting as at press time. On Wednesday, Osinbajo addressed Leaders from the Eastern part of the country and said he would still meet with leaders from ...

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  • Republican congressman Steve Scalise still critically ill after baseball field shooting
Republican congressman Steve Scalise still critically ill after baseball field shooting

Steve Scalise , R-La., the third-highest-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives. The suspected shooter, later identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois , was killed in a shootout with police. Representative Tim Ryan, who early on Wednesday was practicing for the ballgame with fellow Democrats, told reporters th...

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  • The sad duty now his, Trump calls for unity after shooting
The sad duty now his, Trump calls for unity after shooting

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is lashing out at "sanctimonious" Republicans - including some in Congress - who are suggesting vitriolic political rhetoric from the left may be partially to blame for the shooting that wounded GOP Congressman Steve Scalise .

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  • United States lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized
United States lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". "He's in some trouble". He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center. He later died of his injuries, Trump told the nation from the White House.

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  • Davis stays on as UK Brexit Secretary
Davis stays on as UK Brexit Secretary

At a speech outside 10 Downing Street, after returning from Buckingham Palace, Mrs May said the Conservatives and the DUP had enjoyed "a strong relationship over the years". "It is not the outcome any of us would have wanted in the Conservative Party". "I don't believe personally that Theresa May will stay as our prime minister indefinitely", H...

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