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US shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria
- June 21, 2017

A US jet shot down an Iranian drone flying in southern Syria near USA -backed forces, a US defense official confirms to FOX News . "We have said before that demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces towards coalition partner forces in Syria that are conducting legitimate counter-Isis operations in Syria, will not be tolerated", Davis said. (more...)
Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause
- June 20, 2017

Many conservative legal experts and Trump allies - including Ruddy - are warning Trump strongly against removing Mueller , saying it would backfire spectacularly and lead to charges of obstruction. Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein was praised for the Mueller appointment. Cox was eventually fired by Solicitor General Robert Bork. A top Justice department official also said there was no "special plan" to fire Mueller but the caveats he put into the issue generated speculation ... (more...)
Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba
- June 20, 2017

United States businesses and citizens will be excluded from doing business with any company controlled by the Cuban Armed Forces (FAR) or its intelligence or security services. Travel by Americans to Cuba will still be possible, but with new restrictions that require USA travelers do business with individual Cubans and not their military. (more...)
North Korea Accuses US of 'Mugging' Diplomats at JFK Airport
- June 20, 2017

North Korea has accused the U.S. authorities of "literally mugging" its diplomats at a NY airport. But a spokesperson for the US Department of Homeland Security said: "The package in question had no diplomatic protection from inspection". (more...)
Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim
- June 20, 2017

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said her new MPs will be firm opponents of a second independence referendum. "There is clearly uncertainty around Brexit and independence which clearly will be factor in tonight's results", she said. (more...)
No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents
- June 20, 2017

A young woman accused of leaking US government secrets to a reporter was indicted by a federal grand jury before she pleaded not guilty at a court hearing Thursday to determine whether she must remain jailed pending a trial. "We have the burden of showing that my client is not a risk of committing new offenses, that she's not a risk of fleeing", Nichols said. "Repeat after me: In the United States of America, in the year 2017, access to clean, fresh, water is not a right, but a privilege ... (more...)
Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings
- June 20, 2017

A spokesman for the office of the special counsel declined to comment, and so did a representative for the director of National Intelligence. In March, CNN reported Kushner had "relationship meetings" with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov to discuss issues like sanctions. (more...)
Foreign Ministry: No Malaysians involved in the Finsbury Park attack Foreign Ministry: No Malaysians involved in the Finsbury Park attack
- June 20, 2017

However, it tends to be tip-toed around when we talk about people being radicalized by constant anti-Muslim rhetoric in the media . Earlier, police also said the arrested man would be "subject of a mental health assessment in due course". (more...)
Russia threatens after US downs Syrian warplane
- June 20, 2017

Russia's defense ministry said Monday that military aircraft flown by the USA -led coalition over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets. It said Washington had failed to use the hotline - a vital incident-prevention tool - before downing the plane near Raqa. "From now on, in areas where Russian aviation performs combat missions in the skies of Syria, any air-born objects found west of the Euphrates River, including ... (more...)
Mechanic on Va. shooter: 'There was so much anger' Mechanic on Va. shooter: 'There was so much anger'
- June 20, 2017

Though Scalise was conscious at the scene after he was shot and his office said he talked to his wife before his first surgery, he was in shock by the time he arrived at the hospital, according to Sava. Mo Brooks, who was on the list and present at the practice but unharmed by the shooting. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater said the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs the public's help in piecing together Hodgkinson's whereabouts and activities while he was in Alexandria. (more...)
Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'
- June 20, 2017

When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin asked Rosenstein if Mueller could be "terminated without cause", Rosenstein said "yes". "I do believe he has a legal right to do it and I do think it was considered as an option, as the president's own attorney said". (more...)
Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims
- June 20, 2017

Cundy explained that one of the reasons identification has been so hard is because dental records are needed from victims who hailed from different countries around the world. The 91-year-old monarch said that Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester . (more...)
Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time
- June 20, 2017

On June 18, a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 after the Syrian plane bombed US -backed rebels in Raqqa Province, the Pentagon said . The Canadian military has been flying surveillance aircraft and a refuelling plane over Syria as part of its contribution to the US -led anti-ISIL coalition. (more...)
Lawyer says Trump not under investigation Lawyer says Trump not under investigation
- June 20, 2017

A source familiar with the Mueller probe said on Thursday that investigators would have to gather a large amount of evidence before an interview with the president would be warranted. He said he had only been discussing the constitutional problem posed if the president were being investigated. "No one has notified us that he is" under investigation, Sekulow said. (more...)
London tower fire: 79 now feared dead
- June 20, 2017

Vowing to be the "champion of the people", he said lessons must be learned from the tragedy, which is feared to have claimed the lives of at least 58 people. Speaking to SkyNews on Sunday, Labour MP David Lammy said some contractors working on the Grenfell Tower were removing evidence of their work after the last week inferno that killed dozens of people in the 24-story building. (more...)
Trump calls House healthcare bill 'mean'
- June 20, 2017

Ryan's so-called American Health Care Act - which Trump is now treating like an ugly orphan - is looked upon favorably by a mere 1 in 5 voters, according to polls, while Obamacare now is popular with more than 60% of Americans. "In fact, it will probably have to be re-envisioned entirely", he said . Trump had hailed the Republican-written House measure when it was passed on May 4 with an address in the White House Rose Garden. (more...)
Brexit timetable and negotiation plan revealed
- June 20, 2017

Arriving for the opening round of talks, Mr Davis defied European Union critics to insist Britain can win a good Brexit deal despite Mrs May's political turmoil in London as historic talks begin. In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised the unity of the remaining 27 European Union countries, who have been alarmed in recent weeks by May's threats to walk out of the talks. (more...)
Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting
- June 20, 2017

Not so in CT, where Gov. Dannel Malloy told reporters in Hartford that the shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others "is a reason why we need, quite frankly, and I'll say it, saner gun laws in America". "If we had that debate, it'd end like it always ends", Graham said. Minutes later, McAuliffe told CNN's Kate Bolduan on air that it was his number one job as governor to keep the community safe. (more...)
Escaped Georgia inmates captured after crash, foot chase
- June 20, 2017

Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue and escaping from the prison bus on state Highway 16 in Putnam County, southeast of Atlanta. "I'm sorry as I can be", Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said. - Picture courtesy of Georgia Corrections/handout via Reuters WASHINGTON, June 16 - A pair of USA convicts who overpowered and killed their guards in a brazen jailbreak in the southern state of Georgia were recaptured yesterday after a ... (more...)
Georgia inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed Georgia inmates remain on run after 2 prison guards killed
- June 20, 2017

Authorities said both men are considered extremely unsafe, Sills said during a press conference held at the Morgan County Sheriff's Office in Madison Wednesday afternoon. After shooting the two guards, Dubose and Rowe carjacked the "first vehicle that came by", Sills said, - a green, 2004 Honda. A Georgia sheriff said officers were "desperate". (more...)