• Egypt lawmakers approve deal giving islands to Saudi Arabia
Egypt lawmakers approve deal giving islands to Saudi Arabia

The lawmakers approved the agreement on Wednesday, following a heated debate in the chamber dominated by deputies loyal to former general Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. However, Parliamentary speaker Ali Abdul Aal said on Sunday during the first session in which the parliament discussed the agreement that the court's ruling is void and will not be taken in...

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  • New UK Brexit proposal urgently needed, says Scotland's Sturgeon
New UK Brexit proposal urgently needed, says Scotland's Sturgeon

Ruth Davidson , who has been in the limelight since leading the Scottish Conservatives to a much-improved performance in last week's national election, is also seeking a softer approach to the "Hard Brexit" envisaged by many prominent Conservatives.

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  • May Sets Up Meeting With Irish
May Sets Up Meeting With Irish "Kingmakers"

The nationalist Sinn Fein and SDLP and the cross-community Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power-sharing at Stormont due to the perceived conflict of interest.

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  • Who is James Comey's friend and leaker Daniel Richman?
Who is James Comey's friend and leaker Daniel Richman?

The California Democrat added on CNN's "State of the Union" that she wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify before the committee, referring to Sessions' announcement Saturday that he plans to appear before the Senate intelligence panel instead of House and Senate subcommittees that oversee the Justice Department's budget given the in...

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  • Will GOP Care About Gun Control Now That Their Own Was Targeted?
Will GOP Care About Gun Control Now That Their Own Was Targeted?

He responded that he was concerned about all Americans' safety from gun violence. McAuliffe said 93 million people are a victim of gun violence a day. The incident - which sent five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , to the hospital - began to spur questions about gun rights and gun control policies, while members of both part...

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  • Mayor of London again calls on Trump to cancel state visit
Mayor of London again calls on Trump to cancel state visit

Trump countered the Mayor's statement on Twitter , saying, "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!' ". The point is there is a reason to be alarmed. "(Mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!" Trump is scheduled to be granted a formal state visit to the United Kingdom ...

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  • Trump visits DC hospital treating critically injured Rep. Steve Scalise
Trump visits DC hospital treating critically injured Rep. Steve Scalise

So when an anti-Trump gunman shot at Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual Congressional baseball game - which itself splits teams along party lines - there was concern that the partisan cauldron was about to irrupt. "We have a closer relationship because we practice baseball at 6:30 in the morning", Costello said. "We are united in our a...

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  • Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting
Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting

There were prayers and expressions of sympathy for the victims after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, but no signs of a new push in the U.S. Terry McAuliffe blamed the attack on "too many guns" and immediately called for more gun control . "This is a very serious issue", he said , recal...

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  • Police beef up security around Capitol in wake of shooting
Police beef up security around Capitol in wake of shooting

Scalise , 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery. A member of Rep. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), a physician, tells CBS Reporter Steven Portnoy, he treated Scalise at the scene... that Scalise was "conscious and okay".

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  • U.S. reaffirms support to PHL military
U.S. reaffirms support to PHL military

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said combatants' resistance in continued to dwindle, stressing that they were holed up at only four of 96 villages in the conflict-torn city. "As we have in the past, we routinely consult with our Filipino partners at senior levels to support the Duterte administration's counterterrorism efforts", she said.

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  • Sessions's Testimony Clears Sessions (But Not Trump)
Sessions's Testimony Clears Sessions (But Not Trump)

SHAPIRO: Beyond his explanation for that particular remark, were there things you learned from today's hearing that you think could be important to the investigation? Special prosecutor Robert Mueller , who is leading an independent investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election, is investigating President Donald Trump ....

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says

Flores said the mood in Washington was sober Wednesday, and there was a clear showing of unity between both sides of the aisle. A Facebook page believed to belong to Hodgkinson includes pictures of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and rants against Trump and Republicans.

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  • President Trump visits wounded congressman in DC area hospital
President Trump visits wounded congressman in DC area hospital

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he was "grateful [the shooting] wasn't worse", but offered a reminder: "Maybe we should just knock it down a notch in terms of our rhetoric". Roger Williams, was among those shot as well, according to a statement from Williams. Police said the shooting suspect was in custody and "not a threat".

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  • DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue
DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue

It has already been indicated the ceremony could be delayed by several days. The DUP leader, Arlene Foster , said she hoped to shake hands "sooner rather than later". That concern is made more pressing by two factors: the looming threat of Brexit, which could make it necessary to once again erect barriers along the now invisible border betwe...

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  • Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice
Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he leaked information from memos he wrote describing his private conversations with Trump. The White House downplayed Ruddy's comments. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week.

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  • Washington Post reports special prosecutor investigating obstruction of justice
Washington Post reports special prosecutor investigating obstruction of justice

Trump said in May that China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the election, offering no evidence and countering the view of intelligence officials. "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty", Trump told Comey at a January 27 dinner, according to Comey. "I still stand by that it was being considered as an option", said Rud...

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  • 'One down, 216 to go'
'One down, 216 to go'

There are 239 Republican members of the U.S. House, but the number 217 does reflect the number of Republicans who voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last month. Scalise, in critical condition Wednesday afternoon, was one of six people injured in the attack, including two police officers, a congressional staffer and a Tyson Foods lo...

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  • European Union door open if Britain gives up on Brexit: Germany
European Union door open if Britain gives up on Brexit: Germany

That is because she is also trying to schedule the formal debate of her new government programme for next week and had yet on Monday to agree a final deal with the small Northern Irish Protestant party on whose support she will rely in parliament.

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  • Trump's Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing Mueller
Trump's Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing Mueller

In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign associates' possible ties to Russia.

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  • Rand Paul says he heard 50 to 60 shots
Rand Paul says he heard 50 to 60 shots

Steve Scalise (R-La.) and at least four other people. Paul says "it was a killing field" because nobody had weapons to shoot back. State police said there is no known threat to the Statehouse or MA. Barton, the team manager, said he took cover behind a dugout when the shooting started. Brooks said even after one of the officers was wounded, h...

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  • US politician shot at baseball practice in critical condition after surgery
US politician shot at baseball practice in critical condition after surgery

Republicans praised Capitol police for returning fire on the gunman . Mr Scalise is the third-highest-ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House , and has the hard job of trying to keep order in the fractious party ranks and rounding up votes for Bills.

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  • Trump will not attend Thursday's congressional ballgame
Trump will not attend Thursday's congressional ballgame

Associated Press reports that the shooter was 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Scalise was shot in the left hip, suffering broken bones, injuries to internal organs and severe bleeding. "I didn't realize at first it was a gunshot", he said. "It is a very different climate than in 1985 when I was elected", he added. Barton s...

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  • Trump 'deeply saddened' by shooting at congressional baseball practice
Trump 'deeply saddened' by shooting at congressional baseball practice

Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, were wounded. A Washington hospital says the congressman shot during a baseball practice is in critical condition following surgery. Fleischmann told the World News Tonight anchor that he was preparing to leave the baseball field after practice when he heard "one, single, loud pop".

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  • Sturgeon:
Sturgeon: "Election is important for the Borders, and Scotland as a whole"

And Scotland is on course for a very strong turnout with 72% of people saying they will definitely vote in the election. Nicola Sturgeon said independence is not a "magic solution" to Scotland's problems as she was questioned over her government's record.

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  • McCarthy joins Cape Town City
McCarthy joins Cape Town City

Stars and Spurs later merged to form Ajax Cape Town‚ though McCarthy had already moved on to Ajax Amsterdam by then. McCarthy has been in discussions with City over the role vacated by Eric Tinkler and The Times understands there are just a few loose ends to tie up before his appointment is confirmed.

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  • This matter is completely under control, says Lai on Igbo quit notice
This matter is completely under control, says Lai on Igbo quit notice

The acting president made this remark in the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja, at the launch of the 2018 budget preparation process as well as the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) Implementation Plan Development Process by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning.

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  • Five victims in shooting at US Congress baseball practice
Five victims in shooting at US Congress baseball practice

Lawmakers from both parties came together in a meeting on Capital Hill to pray for the victims and call for unity . Capitol Police officers were already at the field when the shooting started thanks to Scalise, who has a security detail because he's in the line of succession to the White House.

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  • Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start
Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

Otto's parents, Fred and Cindy, told friends they had no idea how their son was, or if he was dead or alive. They said they were told he has been in a coma since his trial, when he was last seen in public, and they had learned of this only one week ago.

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  • Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice
Video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice

US Congressman Steve Scalise , who went into surgery after being shot in the hip while practicing with the congressional Republican baseball team on Wednesday in Alexandria , Virginia, is in critical condition. After the shots subsided, several people tended to Scalise. "Now, that I've seen the (suspect's) photo, I've got to believe that ...

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  • British PM Theresa May says she takes responsibility for election result
British PM Theresa May says she takes responsibility for election result

Is everyone happy with this Tory-DUP deal? . Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill has said she will raise the issue with Mrs May in face-to-face talks in London on Thursday. "I don't mind negotiating with them and obviously we've got to have a Government, we have got to have a Queen's Speech, we need some stability". "Going oversea...

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  • Steve Scalise's suspected shooter identified as IL man
Steve Scalise's suspected shooter identified as IL man

Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms" on Wednesday. Bernie Sanders. He was listed as a member of Facebook groups including "Liberal Democratic Socialist Party", "I Hate Donald Trump ", and "Terminate The Republican Party".

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  • Iran arrests suspects in Fardis after Tehran attacks
Iran arrests suspects in Fardis after Tehran attacks

The ministry previously said it had arrested 41 alleged IS members in the Kurdish provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan and also in Tehran . Lawmakers of the Iranian Parliament were briefed on the recent deadly terror attacks in the country by the Iranian Intelligence and Interior Ministers as well as Deputy Commander of the Islamic ...

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  • Paper says Mueller probe looking at obstruction
Paper says Mueller probe looking at obstruction

Comey's firing is a "central moment that's being looked at" in the investigation, Post reporter Devlin Barrett told NPR's Ari Shapiro, "but it's not the only thing". There were claims earlier this week that Mr Trump was also considering "terminating" Mr Mueller. Congressman Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said he has "confide...

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  • Span To Air Congressional Baseball Game For Charity On Thursday
Span To Air Congressional Baseball Game For Charity On Thursday

Hodgkinson of IL, had died. Trump, in remarks from the White House, called Scalise "a very good friend" and said, "He's a patriot, and he's a fighter". "We didn't think some insane person was going to come shoot them". "It's hard to contain the emotions", Brooks said. "Horrible news this morning", Bost tweeted .

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  • Sessions Tells Senate Little, is Accused of Impeding Probe
Sessions Tells Senate Little, is Accused of Impeding Probe

There are none", Sessions said . Some weeks later, The Washington Post said that he had met with Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, twice - once at the convention in Cleveland. He responded that he would only comply with an order to fire the special counsel if it was "lawful and appropriate". Our Department of Justice rules on proper communica...

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