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by | June 17, 2017 | 05:26

Something we sometimes take for granted. Born on January 18, 1979 in Dublin , Varadkar is the youngest child and only son of an Indian immigrant father and an Irish mother. "He has been involved in the School of Medicine since he graduated and has been generous with his time with both students and faculty alike". Leo Varadkar is officially Ireland's new taioseach (the country's fantastic word for prime minister) after Irish parliament confirmed him by 57 votes to 50, with 45 ...

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:18

David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said the market is confident that a deal between the Conservatives and DUP will be achieved. "It continues and when the deal is done, it will be done", a senior source in the Conservative Party said on Thursday.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:19

Theresa May has told representatives from Northern Ireland's parties that she will publish full details of any deal agreed with DUP to support a minority Conservative government . "We would restore faith in politics if we could show that this parliament can at least function in presenting a view in the national interest which would command a majority on a cross-party basis", said veteran pro-European Conservative lawmaker Ken Clarke.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:15

Previous reports of Baghdadi's death have turned out to be false, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he didn't "have a 100 percent confirmation of the information ". "If al-Baghdadi is dead-that's good; if not, Russian Federation still demonstrated that it is fighting against the ISIL and trying to make progress", Kozhanov adds, using another acronym for ISIS.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:14

Ryan Dillon said Friday: "We can not confirm these reports at this time". It provided no explanation for the delay in reporting the strike, which it said also killed about 300 Islamic State fighters. OPINION: Baghdadi dead or alive - Does it matter? "According to information that is being verified through various channels, the leader of ISIS".

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:10

Shortly after Trump fired Comey, a Justice Department official tapped Mueller to take up the investigation as a special counsel . Comey told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump fired him because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:12

Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative Party 's representation in Parliament fell to 318 MPs - eight seats shy of keeping an outright majority in the Parliament - while Corbyn's Labour Party brought their representation to 262 MPs.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:07

The additional 4,000 troops will bring the total force count to roughly 14,000 - 8,200 under the Obama-era troop cap, plus an additional 2,000 that have deployed there in recent years. He said he expects allied nations to contribute additional support troops as well. The additional forces would join the 14,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops already in the country-roughly 9,000 of whom are American.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:06

Instead, the party with the largest number of seats in this case, it looks like the Conservatives will attempt to form a coalition government with one of the smaller parties.The British parliamentary term for this outcome is a hung parliament .

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:08

He said the president could ask his attorney general or, because Jeff Sessions has recused himself , ask his deputy attorney general, a civil servant, Rod Rosenstein , to do it. Conway stressed that Democratic Sen. Grassley announced the investigation in a letter to California Sen. Whether Trump can tolerate a free-ranging investigation , directed by Mueller , that could raise questions about the legitimacy of his Electoral College victory, the topic that most sparks his ...

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:06

President Trump will outline the new rules tomorrow. Regulations allowing US commercial flights and cruise ship to travel to Cuba will not be affected, the officials said. Senator Marco Rubio played an important role in this process. Rubio has, for years, led the charge for toughening relations with Cuba. That includes restricting transactions by US citizens with hotels and other entities associated with the Cuban military.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:04

Most Americans say they think President Donald Trump has little to no respect for the country's democratic traditions, according to a new poll that underscores the difficulty Trump faces in uniting a country deeply divided about his leadership.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:04

May is holding talks Thursday with other Northern Ireland political parties amid warnings the expected DUP deal will undermine the peace process. If she does take a gentler tone, then the chastened prime minister could win valuable concessions in Brussels in negotiations due to start next week, some think.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:07

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will make the case for a new path for Brexit that focuses on protecting jobs and economic growth, in his first public appearance since the Tories' disastrous general election result. Hammond said Britain's position had been set out in a speech by May in January and a letter she sent to European Union leaders in March when she triggered the Brexit process.

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:04

His Facebook page included rhetoric against President Donald Trump, including a post reading: "Trump is a Traitor". Conservatives immediately seized on Hodgkinson's support for Sanders, with commentator Ann Coulter , a frequent voice on conservative cable news and talk radio, describing the gunman as "some nut Bernie Sanders supporter".

by | June 17, 2017 | 05:00

But a deadly blaze at a tower block in London could delay the announcement of any deal. Sinn Fein warned Theresa May today that her deal with the DUP puts her in violation of the Good Friday agreement , Gerry Adams has said. It also came amid speculation about what the DUP will demand in return for their support, with claims that this could include an increase to defence spending and greater investment in Northern Ireland's infrastructure.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:59

May promised to hold a public inquiry into a fire that killed at least 17 people when it engulfed a 24-storey social housing block in West London , expressing her sorrow in a televised statement after meeting with the emergency services. May ended up visiting the victims shortly after the royal family Friday morning. But the tower, built in 1974, contained 120 apartments, according to its management company, the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:57

President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Tuesday morning blasting the federal court that ruled against his travel ban and railing at the "Fake News Media" for publishing "phony stories". A provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act passed in 1952 gives the President the ability to exclude certain classes of foreigners if he makes a finding that their entry would be "detrimental" to the United States; another provision, passed in 1965, says that national origin itself can not be a ...

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:58

Additionally, the announced changes include an exception that will allow for transactions incidental to the sending, processing, and receipt of authorized remittances to the extent they would otherwise be restricted by the new policy limiting transactions with certain identified Cuban military, intelligence, or security services.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:56

Wednesday morning, as Republican lawmakers were practicing for the game, a lone gunman opened fire, striking Scalise in the hip and hitting a congressional staffer for Rep. The shooter was identified as James T Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party".

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:52

Scott Applewhite, File). Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game was hailed as the ultimate sign of bipartisan unity, but dozens of Democrat staffers reportedly cursed, booed, and jeered when President Donald Trump appeared on the video screen at Nationals Park to deliver a message of unity.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:52

Police have warned some of the victims may never be identified due to the state of the remains. Fire chiefs said they do not expect to find more survivors, while Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry. The many questions being asked now include whether a "stay put" fire protocol, which called for residents to remain in their apartments if there was a fire elsewhere in the building, might have turned a lethal fire even more deadly.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:49

French President Emmanuel Macron called Kohl an architect of French-German friendship. "He held fast to the dream and goal of a united Germany , even as others wavered", she said. Kohl lobbied heavily for the euro, introduced in 1999, as a pillar of peace - and when it hit trouble more than a decade later, he insisted there was no alternative to Germany helping out debt-strapped countries like Greece.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:40

House gaveled back into session a day after the shooting of Scalise and others at a baseball field. "When he arrived he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said, adding that the Louisiana lawmaker is expected to be in the hospital for weeks.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:38

The first meeting of the day was with Ms. Gandhi and her colleagues - Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress Leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge. "They came to discuss Presidential Polls". The two sides discussed the last few Presidential polls. The three-member BJP committee has so far reached out to Congress, Bahjan Samaj Party, NCP, TDP, CPM.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:40

Mr Adams also ruled out any prospect of Sinn Fein's seven MPs taking their seats in the Commons in an attempt to block the Conservatives . Mr McFadden, who is a member of the cross-party Brexit Select Committee, said: "The fact that The Conservatives are reliant on cobbling together a deal with the DUP to survive in Government shows how badly they miscalculated in calling an early election for no better reason than enjoying a big opinion poll lead".

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:39

During Mr. Trump's recent visit to Riyadh, he made a point of telling reporters during a photo spray with the Qatari emir that he was going to sell Qatar "big lovely weapons". Trump, however, has been taking a more enthusiastic, anti-Doha tone. From the onset of the crisis, both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis counseled conciliation, not confrontation.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:37

As an arm of that nation's official propaganda, Russian media can not be taken at face value on issues of global significance. In October 2011, the USA officially designated Baghdadi as a "terrorist". Russian Federation and the United States lack cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Peskov said. The group is fighting for survival in a few remaining neighborhoods in western Mosul and is now under attack in Raqqa, its self-styled capital.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:35

He also alleged Mr Trump sought to persuade him to drop inquiries into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn , who resigned in February after misleading Vice-President Mike Pence over contact with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington .

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:34

President Donald Trump , saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia . Russian Federation has provided Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, asylum since 2013 . "This is an evidence of the on-going internal political problems in the United States ", he said . During the call-in show, Putin remained coy about his own plans.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:34

USA commercial crude inventories increased by 3.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total US commercial crude inventory of 513.2 million barrels. While OPEC's decision was expected, some oil market investors had hoped that the oil producers would agree to longer or deeper cuts to drain the global glut of crude supplies.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:29

The federal government announced last month that it will not prosecute the officers in the Sterling killing. "The system continues to fail black people", said Valerie. Yanez was facing one charge of manslaughter, and two counts of risky discharge of a firearm. His sister and others sobbed loudly. Presumably, she was trying to preserve this frightful and fatal moment in order to obtain some accountability for the police officer involved.

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:25

Before its epic Trump troll, the account hadn't posted a tweet since November 7, the day before Trump's upset in the presidential election . Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate. The president has also accused former Attorney General Loretta Lynch , who presided over the Justice Department while it conducted the investigation into Clinton's private server use, of making "law enforcement decisions for political purposes".

by | June 17, 2017 | 04:23

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills had announced Thursday the reward had been upped to $130,000. "I have their blood on my shoes". The pair then carjacked a driver who pulled up behind the bus, and fled in his Honda Civic along state Highway 16 in Putnam County, southeast of Atlanta.

by | June 16, 2017 | 09:45

According to a new report from the Washington Post , special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators have already interviewed the head of the NSA and the current director of national intelligence "as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice".