U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise is in "critical condition" after being shot this morning at a Congressional baseball practice near Washington , D.C., according to a tweet from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital. More than 20 Republican members from the House and Senate showed up.
Writing in The Times she said: "Mrs May condoned their behaviour and turned a blind eye or didn't understand how destructive they both were". Mrs May is attempting to shore up her position in Number 10 as the head of a minority government and has sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to lead talks with the Democratic Unionist Party .
May's party fell eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance. The UK Government wants the talks to take place in parallel during the Brexit process but both sides have made finding a solution to the issue of citizens' rights a priority.
The PA pays Israel £5.6m each month for electricity sent to Gaza and blames Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, for the severe power shortages there. While the latter may be true, Israel is so deeply entrenched in the Palestinian issue, that there is hardly anything internal about it. Hamas has always been accused of using civilians and civilian infrastructure as shields, in violation of worldwide law, to provoke a response from Israel and thereby increase the civilian toll for its own ...
The FBI had apparently only been looking into the campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation, but Trump may have shot himself in the foot by firing James Comey . Rosenstein was acting, because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from acting in the Russia investigation after it was revealed he had held two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the November 8, 2016 election.
Later, House Republican and Democratic leaders called for unity and praised the police, while Trump in an address from the White House said that the prayers of the nation and world are with Scalise . "The security detail saved a lot of lives", he said. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. WARNING: Video below contains graphic language and imagery .
Britain and France are working on a plan to make social media companies like Facebook and Twitter legally liable for "extremist" material on their sites, their leaders said Tuesday. It is thought Mrs Foster, despite being a Brexit supporter, could seek assurances from Mrs May that she will pursue a softer exit from the European Union, given Northern Ireland's 56% Remain vote and the DUP's desire not to see a return to a hard border with Ireland.
White House officials confirmed that Ruddy was the White House Monday, but said he didn't meet with the president and never spoke with him about the issue. CNN cited a source close to Trump as saying the president was "being advised by many people" to not fire Mueller, who led the Federal Bureau of Investigation between 2001 and 2013.
The hospital said Scalise had received "multiple units of blood transfusion". "His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations", the statement concluded. Would anyone have really been surprised if there had been an assassination attempt against President Obama during his two terms, or President Trump now? Later, the crowd burst into applause as Capitol Police Officer David Bailey - who was injured as he pursued the shooter - hobbled to the mound on crutches and ...
Australia has some of the strongest and most effective gun laws in the world, but authorities estimate some 260,000 unregistered firearms, including automatic weapons, are now still in the community. 'Clearly the fact (is) we've got a deteriorating national security environment, we've got an environment where there has been five terrorists attacks on our soil and sadly in the vast majority of those cases it has been an illegal firearm that's been used, ' Mr Keenan told the ABC.
May and the leader of the DUP , Arlene Foster , were both tight lipped after the crucial meeting, but later Foster said on her social media site: "Discussions are going well.and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion".
Speaking at 10 Downing Street shortly after her return from the site, she said: "We need to ensure that this bad tragedy is properly investigated". The ambulances service said 69 people had been taken to hospital and 18 were in critical care.
The president was accompanied by White House doctor Ronny Jackson. "President Trump said the gunman - identified by multiple law enforcement officials as James T. But finger-pointing lingered. Republican Steve King said Democrats would be reminded of "positions they've taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for bipartisanship today".
And since it takes several months to complete the application process, Brits who applied after the Brexit referendum last June may not get their passports until this year, suggesting another big jump in naturalizations in 2017. German authorities granted citizenship to 2,865 United Kingdom nationals a year ago, compared with about 600 in 2015, the agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reports of a fire at Grenfell Tower , a public housing high-rise in West London , came in just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday. The building housed people from many countries, including Eritrea, the Philippines, Somalia and Sudan. Semira Mohammed, 37, a science technician who lives nearby, said she knew a family of five who lived on the 21 floor of the block. "Prince Philip and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put ...
In its editorial, the publication accused South Korean religious groups of converting people in China, an officially atheist nation, and proselytizing in Muslim countries where such activities are forbidden and may even result in death sentences.
The issue of recorded Trump conversations was raised by the president when he threatened ousted FBI Director James Comey with potential "tapes" of their conversations after Trump abruptly fired the bureau's chief. Members of Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the election have shown interest in whether Mr Trump did tape his White House conversations with Mr Comey or anyone else.
The same day, the governors of the USA states of California, Washington and NY announced the United States Climate Alliance in opposition to Trump's announcement. The global agreement, reached previous year by 195 countries, aims to reduce the greenhouse gases emissions that are driving climate change. Its own video refers, for example, to major companies such as Exxonmobil and Microsoft which "disagree" that the accord will "undermine" United States jobs, and quotes the Massachusetts ...
At least six people died and dozens were injured when a massive fire tore through a 24-storey London apartment block overnight, a fresh blow to the capital less than two weeks after the London Bridge terror attack. "It's passing quicker than anyone believes..." May will also be reliant upon the 10 lawmakers from the Eurosceptic DUP, who would help her edge past the 326 votes needed in parliament to avoid the government collapsing.
Then on Monday, Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy, a right-wing media executive, told "PBS NewsHour": "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". Rosenstein testified that he is the only one who has the authority to fire Mueller, who was appointed following the May 9 ousting of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and that he had seen no good cause to do so.
The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired Comey. Days after that happened, Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision to terminate him, and he has dismissed the probe as "fake news".
Sinn Fein, the SDLP and Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore powersharing at Stormont due to their perception he has a conflict of interest. A lacklustre campaign saw her high approval rating slip away, and support for her " hard Brexit " strategy - pulling out of the European single market and customs union - now hangs in the balance.
Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, a military spokesman, told the news service that government troops were up against some 200 militants, many using sniper positions. "Thanks everyone - I'm okay. Bullet is still in my neck, but it missed everything important", Harvey tweeted separately. An Australian journalist was struck by a stray bullet that got lodged in his neck - and shared the jaw-dropping X-ray on social media, to show just how fortunate he is to be alive.
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 ". Rep. Jeff Duncan said in a statement that he was at the practice and "saw the shooter". He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.
Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford also released several statements throughout the day, saying "please join me in praying for @SteveScalise, congressional staffers & Capitol Hill police that were shot in Alexandria". But the annual Congressional Baseball Game , which raises money for charity, will still be held on Thursday. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.
A Malaysia Airlines passenger describes coming face-to-face with the man, who claimed to have an explosive device on board the flight. One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit. One eyewitness told ABC Australia that Marks was also screaming, "I'm going to blow the plane up , I'm going to f***ng blow the plane up ", during the ordeal.
For that reason, he said he was switching the venue to Tverskaya Street, Moscow's main avenue near the Kremlin. Some of the arrests were violent with police using batons and dragging people along the street. NPR reports that Navalny's wife tweeted a picture of her husband surrounded by police cars from his account early in the morning, captioning it, " Russia Day! ".
The assailant, armed with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. "I reassured them that the entire country is pulling for them, praying for them and we are here for them every single step of the way", Trump said .
She settled a 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby for an undisclosed sum, though jurors did not hear about that case. It was read to them by the judge. "This is talking to a lover", McMonagle said of one call that lasted 49 minutes. "You don't put her in a bedroom for this...you put her on a sofa, you do what you do to her, and then you leave her", he said, pleading with the jury.
He noted North Korea has recently called for Seoul to honor and implement inter-Korean summit agreements reached on June 15, 2000, and October 4, 2007. "He was emphasizing that we can work with the worldwide community to help North Korea if the North abandons its nuclear weapon development and takes part in dialogue", a Blue House official said when asked about Moon's comments.