• 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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  • Praise galore: Trump's surreal cabinet meeting
Praise galore: Trump's surreal cabinet meeting

Instead, the event remained open as each member of the Cabinet attempted to outdo the president's praise for himself, thanking him profusely and occasionally genuflecting before the press as they described what a humbling, life-changing privilege it was to be a part of Trump's efforts to Make America Great Again.

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  • Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game
Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

When Scalise was shot he went down on the infield between first and second base, then dragged himself into the grassy outfield as the incident unfolded, leaving a trail of blood, Brooks said. Jeff Flake was with Rep. Steve Scalise when he was shot, and has been checking in on him. Speaking before Central American leaders at a prosperity and sec...

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  • Majority of Americans think Trump tried to interfere in Russian Federation investigation
Majority of Americans think Trump tried to interfere in Russian Federation investigation

The allegations reportedly centre on Trump's attempts to get former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn . The committee leaders said in a statement that they "look forward to future engagements" with Mr Mueller. (That doesn't mean they won't do exactly that, of course.) We are now t...

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  • Wounded US lawmaker 'in some trouble', Trump says
Wounded US lawmaker 'in some trouble', Trump says

Some have suggested using federal money to provide security cameras in their offices, while others spoke of a need for protection when groups of them appear in public. Police are examining a cell phone, computer and a camera found in his van, according to the statement . Over social media he had lashed out at Trump and the GOP.

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  • Theresa May says calling an election showed she had 'balls'
Theresa May says calling an election showed she had 'balls'

If the latest polls are wrong - and they have previously underestimated Conservative support - and May wins a sizeable victory, she will axe current finance minister Philip Hammond and replace him with Interior Minister Amber Rudd, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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  • United Kingdom election: Deal still not signed
United Kingdom election: Deal still not signed

Those talks are dragging on as pressure mounts for a cross-party consensus on Brexit . A DUP source told the Guardian the deal was 95 percent agreed but that the Grenfell Tower fire in London would likely delay any formal announcement of the pact.

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  • United Kingdom election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM May
United Kingdom election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM May

The DUP campaigned for Brexit but argues in its manifesto for the maintaining of a "seamless and frictionless" border with Ireland. However, with almost all votes counted, the Conservatives are on 315 seats, short of the 326 mark that ensures a majority.

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  • White House says Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller
White House says Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller

First lady Melania Trump and their son Barron moved into the White House this week, just in time to celebrate the occasion, which Melania has said she hopes he will never forget. If Trump fires Mueller, other Republicans will turn on him and possibly in a big way. Some of Mr Trump's allies have begun questioning Mr Mueller's credibility as the i...

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  • Netanyahu: Israel stands with victims of shooting attack on Republicans
Netanyahu: Israel stands with victims of shooting attack on Republicans

He was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday and is in critical condition recovering from surgery. According to a spokesman for Rep. "I remember looking back and seeing my friend, Steve Scalise , laying motionless in the outfield". No camaraderie. Some are saying the shooting of GOP House Majority Whip Steve Scalis...

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  • US lawmaker, 3 others shot in Virginia; gunman killed
US lawmaker, 3 others shot in Virginia; gunman killed

Williams suffered a sprained ankle as he took cover. Republican Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who was a combat surgeon in Iraq, treated some of the wounded before they were taken to the hospital. "I think this is a tradition that has even more importance tomorrow now than ever". Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., told CBN News he felt helpless watching Sc...

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  • Theresa May to meet Sinn Féin in Downing Street over DUP deal
Theresa May to meet Sinn Féin in Downing Street over DUP deal

DUP leader Arlene Foster , who travelled to Westminster for talks with the Tories on Tuesday, said she hoped a deal could be reached "sooner rather than later". Ms Sturgeon said: "I do think it is regrettable that Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where loving same-sex couples cannot get married as they can in England, Wal...

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  • London flats' fire death toll rises to 17, many still missing
London flats' fire death toll rises to 17, many still missing

Lammy told the BBC he had yet to hear from family friend Khadjia Saye who lived in the tower, and called the fire "an outrage". Nearly 24 hours after the devastating fire in London's North Kensington left at least 12 people dead, firefighters are still working to dampen the blaze and search for bodies.

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  • Ryan: Going to 'take some time' for Scalise to recover from shooting
Ryan: Going to 'take some time' for Scalise to recover from shooting

We are united in our shock". House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. walks towards the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, June 14, 2017. "Marcia and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve and the other victims of this morning's shooting in Virginia". "Members get threats on a regular basis and have trouble determining which are...

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  • Number of Britons granted German citizenship quadruples
Number of Britons granted German citizenship quadruples

Only 3.9% of Britons who have lived in Germany for 10 years or longer have taken on local citizenship, according to the data, suggesting that further increases may lie ahead as the United Kingdom exits the EU. The Office said a total of 110,400 foreigners took up German citizenship last year, a 2.9 per cent increase from the previous year, with the...

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  • Palace explains Duterte's absence: 'He needs time to rejuvenate'
Palace explains Duterte's absence: 'He needs time to rejuvenate'

He is just getting needed rest after 23 intense days of supervising the Marawi situation", Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a text message at 10:59 p.m. "It's his private time I'm sure he's spending time mainly resting", Abella said. Before his break, Duterte had spent much of his time in Mindanao, rallying troops in southern ca...

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