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Ohio mother and daughters mysteriously found dead in home
- June 20, 2017

Police say the suspect had a handgun and was subdued with a stun gun. Police say he is suspected in the deaths of the three women found dead Sunday night in a North Royalton home. The suspect in a triple homicide in northern OH is actually believed to have killed a total of five people in a 24-hour period. At around 8pm Sunday, Taylor Pifer's boyfriend entered the family's home, found at least one body and contacted Suzanne Taylor's boyfriend, who then called 911. (more...)
India pitches for greater engagement with BRICS nations India pitches for greater engagement with BRICS nations
- June 20, 2017

Indian Minister of External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh gives a speech during the BRICS foreign ministers meeting in Beijing Monday, June 19, 2017. "Everybody is fully concerned about the spread of terrorism in its various forms and manifestations", Singh said. (more...)
European Union executive seeks official commemoration of Germany's Kohl European Union executive seeks official commemoration of Germany's Kohl
- June 20, 2017

Added Harris: "He was also a cherished friend of the Jewish people and Israel, and frequently spoke about his desire to restore a Jewish presence in his country after the devastation wrought by the Nazi Final Solution". "He held fast to the dream and goal of a united Germany , even as others wavered", she said. "Kohl was the leader who united Germany with a determined and steady hand". (more...)
Trump Allies Try to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller After Initial Praise Trump Allies Try to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller After Initial Praise
- June 20, 2017

The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, scoffed at the idea that the president might fire Mueller. (more...)
South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace
- June 20, 2017

More than 737,000 people fled the conflict in South Sudan previous year. Only 0.24% of the United Kingdom population are refugees , asylum seekers or stateless people - that is 168,978 people, around the population of Rochdale in greater Manchester. (more...)
Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible
- June 19, 2017

Republicans and Democrats have swapped political insults for friendly rivalry at their annual congressional baseball game in honour of House of Representatives politician Steve Scalise , critically injured in a shooting rampage. Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run". "So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you, " Trump added. Republicans and Democrats sat in different parts of the park - fans could state their party preference when buying tickets. (more...)
'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein
- June 19, 2017

In Clegg's words, this has been a "topsy turvy" election: Labour under Jeremy Corbyn, the man who "could not win", has pulled off a kind of victory while still failing to become the largest party. Tuesday's discussions are likely to focus on the government's legislative plans for the year ahead as well as the upcoming Brexit negotiations, due to begin next week, and their particular implications for Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland and trade. (more...)
Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department
- June 19, 2017

President Trump can not invoke executive privilege in relation to the Mueller investigation because it is being conducted by the Justice Department, an arm of the executive branch itself. "Witch Hunt", the president wrote on Twitter. "I appointed him. I stand by that decision", Rosenstein said. The special counsel is looking for evidence to support claims that Trump's associates illegally colluded with Moscow during the president's victorious run for the White House past year. (more...)
Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires
- June 19, 2017

Death toll expected to rise, with firefighters battling at least 60 forest fires that started in Pedrogao Grande area. He said there was no information on the other two deaths. Portugal's team is in Russian Federation, where it is set to start the Confederations Cup later on Sunday against Mexico. "All will be done to assist the authorities and people of Portugal at this time of need". (more...)
Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons
- June 19, 2017

The unusual circumstances the UK Government is now under, after a lost Tory majority lead to a hung parliament, was cause for some jeers when the newly re-elected Bercow addressed the house. Remember that at the start of the campaign, 150 seats was the sort of line that the betting markets were setting, so to get over 100 more than that is a huge achievement. (more...)
Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise
- June 19, 2017

Trump only alluded to the shooting indirectly while voicing support for the victims. According to the hospital, he sustained a single shot to his left hip, with the bullet traveling across his pelvis causing bone fractures, internal organ injury and severe bleeding. (more...)
DA suspends ex-leader Zille after colonialism tweet DA suspends ex-leader Zille after colonialism tweet
- June 19, 2017

But soon after the announcement Zille hit back saying that it was not true that she had not apologised and that her suspension did not comply with the requirements of section 3.6.3 of the DA's federal constitution , which required that she be given time to make representations on the matter. (more...)
Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators
- June 19, 2017

Last week, Coats and Rogers declined to answer questions before Congress about the matter. Cohen has already been subpoenaed by the House intelligence panel doing its own Russian Federation investigation. The scrutiny of Trump's actions is part of a ripple of unintended consequences that began when the president, frustrated by the cloud of investigations into Russian collusion, fired Comey last month. (more...)
Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops
- June 19, 2017

Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the Afghan army's 209th Corps, announced earlier that an Afghan soldier had shot and killed four U.S. soldiers inside the base. Green-on-blue attacks have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces. Nevertheless, these attacks fueled a strong sense of mistrust between the coalition soldiers and the Afghan military. (more...)
Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation
- June 19, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking poll did show President Trump with a 50% approval rating on Friday, June 16 - the first time Trump had reached this high of an approval rating since April, the pollsters noted. In his latest tweets this morning, the president called the investigation a "witch hunt" and appeared to call out Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . (more...)
Escaped Inmates Held Terrified Couple Hostage Prior To Their Capture
- June 19, 2017

The U.S. Marshal's Office announced late Thursday that Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were in custody. Audio released from the pursuit to capture Rowe and Dubose show police and deputies responding with calm and clear reactions. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills called the fugitive inmates "dangerous beyond description". Sills said the inmates broke into a home on Cox Road in Morgan County right after their escape and ransacked it before stealing some food and clothes. (more...)
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says there's no cause to fire Mueller
- June 19, 2017

That decision would fall to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who testified Tuesday in a Senate budget hearing that he would only fire Mueller for good cause and has seen no evidence of that. Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal. Sessions says he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump and members of Sessions' staff were also in attendance. (more...)
Senate Passes Sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation
- June 19, 2017

The Senate maintains that the Iran sanctions that target its ballistic missile programme, destabilizing activities in the region and support for terrorist groups do not violate the Iran nuclear deal, which saw an easing of other sanctions. Senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders were the only two "no" votes. The bill includes a mechanism requiring congressional review of any decision to ease the Russian Federation sanctions. (more...)
Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel
- June 19, 2017

The Islamic State initially claimed responsibility for the attack, the first time it has claimed responsibility for a Palestinian terror attack in Israel . Netanyahu noted the several steps taken by the Jerusalem government to prevent further attacks, including preparing to demolish the terrorists' homes, the revoking of Palestinian visits in Israel previously approved for the Muslim month of Ramadan, and police reinforcement of security arrangements and checking procedures in the ... (more...)
JK policemen killed in Achabal ambush, terrorists disfigure faces
- June 19, 2017

The three were local cadres of LeT. Addressing mourners at Kulgam and Pampore through telephone, Geelani paid tributes to the militants and civilians killed during Arwani gunfight, a statement issued by Hurriyat Conference said. He said militants involved in killing of six policemen including SHO at Achabal area of Anantnag district yesterday would be tracked and brought to book. (more...)