• Staffer for Texas Rep. Williams shot at congressional baseball practice
Staffer for Texas Rep. Williams shot at congressional baseball practice

Barth was expected to recover, Williams said; the officers are expected to make full recoveries. In a statement Wednesday, Williams said that at about 7 a.m. Two others were also injured during this incident. McConnell expressed gratitude for the Capitol Police officers on the scene, as well as other first responders.

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  • Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russia probe
Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russia probe

Cullen also served as the attorney general of Virginia and as a USA attorney under President George H.W. Bush. Trump has already hired his own outside lawyer. The president denies doing anything wrong and has called the investigations a "witch hunt". The conference, which lasts until Friday, is expected to bring a diverse group of governments and...

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  • World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister
World Ireland Elects 38-Year Old Gay Man As Prime Minister

Martin said he wanted, on behalf of his party, to thank the taoiseach for putting the country first during his hard period in office. The 38-year-old becomes Ireland's youngest leader. I'm not a half-Indian politician, or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter. "It doesn't define me", he said at the time. Although long-awai...

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  • Tim Farron quits as leader of Liberal Democrats
Tim Farron quits as leader of Liberal Democrats

PinkNews understands that the row goes beyond the row over whether Mr Farron believed that gay sex is a sin, with wider disagreements across other policy issues. Even so, I seem to be the subject of suspicion because of what I believe and who my faith is in. Farron emerged three months later as the victor of the party's leadership contest.

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  • Garry Monk unveiled at Middlesbrough and reveals why he wanted the job
Garry Monk unveiled at Middlesbrough and reveals why he wanted the job

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported on Saturday that the 44-year-old is on the Whites' shortlist to step in for Monk at Elland Road following his departure last month. "Ben is one of a number here who is integral to the club", added Monk. If a big club in the Premier League knocks it might be a different story, the club is so realistic also.

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  • UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party
UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

If Corbyn had claimed seven more seats, the total seats won by Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and one independent MP would have come to 322 - enough to dethrone the Conservatives of their power. Cooper, who was defeated by Corbyn in the 2015 Labour leadership contest, said the Parliamentary party had "changed a lot" s...

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  • Tories unseat SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson
Tories unseat SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has conceded her plans for a second vote on independence were "undoubtedly" a factor as the SNP lost 21 seats at Westminster. "In any terms, that means the SNP , by winning more votes and more seats, have won this election in Scotland". The SNP also held Kilmarnock and Loudoun; Falkirk; East Kilbride, Strathave...

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  • UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister
UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ratified two deals allowing Turkish troops' deployment to Qatar and training the Gulf nation's gendarmerie, according to the presidency. Qatar just finished one of the stadiums for the tournament, though others have yet to be built. Qatar said it will honor its agreements with the United Arab Emirates (...

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  • Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar
Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

He denied that Qatar supported Egypt's outlawed Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. In a press conference Friday afternoon at the White House, Trump called out Qatar for being "a funder of terrorism, and at a very high level". "We consider the stability and security of...

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  • Croatian President, Kazakh Speaker Condemn Tehran Terror Attacks
Croatian President, Kazakh Speaker Condemn Tehran Terror Attacks

Delivered at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday. If the IS claim is true, the bomb and gun attack would be the group's first successful attack in Iran , which is predominantly Shiite Muslim and regarded by Sunni militants as a nation of heretics. Documents and equipment "for carrying out terrorist operations" were also seized, the ministry said in a statemen...

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  • United States soldiers killed in insider attack as Afghan soldier opens fire
United States soldiers killed in insider attack as Afghan soldier opens fire

Speaking in Milwaukee, Vice President Mike Pence offered his condolences. "Allow me to take a moment to acknowledge what I learned about on my way to Wisconsin, the loss of service members that took place in Afghanistan". The attack reportedly happened near the ISIS caves, where in April, the USA dropped the largest conventional weapon in its ars...

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  • The terrorist attack in London: new details
The terrorist attack in London: new details

Officers believe the jihadi gang used the makeshift leather belts, with water bottles covered in silver duct tape, to deter marksmen from shooting them, possibly because they meant to surround themselves with human shields. "Many witnesses we've spoken to have provided extremely helpful accounts of the attack", Haydon added, "but we are still missi...

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  • Comey Hearing Suggests Obstruction of Justice Investigation Is More Plausible
Comey Hearing Suggests Obstruction of Justice Investigation Is More Plausible

Comey injected a moment of levity, exclaiming, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes!" Reading the statement Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz released in response to James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, much of it is what you'd expect.

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  • Church bus crashes near Atlanta, killing 1
Church bus crashes near Atlanta, killing 1

The condition of the two people in the auto was not known, police said. The church's minister of education, Terry Slay , told WXIA-TV 11th and 12th grade students, along with some adults, were on the bus when the accident happened. Harnering was one of several on a bus carrying students on their way to the airport for a mission trip to Botswan...

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  • Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha
Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha

Doha is a major global travel hub, but flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere in the Middle East. The countries cited Qatar's relations with Iran and what they say is Qatar's support for extremist groups like al Qaeda and Hamas, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • Presidential Election, if required, on July 17: Election Commission
Presidential Election, if required, on July 17: Election Commission

The last presidential polls, too, had witnessed a dramatic fight when former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma left his party to contest as a common candidate of the BJD, AIADMK and the NDA. He said that the ECI is taking all necessary steps to ensure free and fair elections to the office of President of India . The election will be held on July 17.

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  • London Bridge attack: Three French victims among dead
London Bridge attack: Three French victims among dead

The current death toll stands at seven people after three assailants wearing fake suicide vests mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a stabbing spree in bars in nearby Borough Market. The Metropolitan Police confirmed the au pair, who lived and worked in London, was among the dead. In a statement, they said they are "deeply sadd...

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  • US number two diplomat in China resigns over Trump's climate decision
US number two diplomat in China resigns over Trump's climate decision

Trump's decision . "He has retired from the foreign service", said Anna Richey-Allen, a spokeswoman for the department's East Asia bureau. A State Department spokesperson confirmed that Rank is "retiring", saying, "Mr". ABC News was first to report that the dissent channel was used in January to express opposition to Trump's original travel b...

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  • Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law
Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Proclamation No. 216, on May 23, 2017 declaring a state of martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao. "1. Contrary to the President's Report, the Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) was not overrun by the Maute Group according to Dr. Amer Saber, APMC's Medical...

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  • Trump Wants Expanded Travel Ban Following London Terrorist Attack
Trump Wants Expanded Travel Ban Following London Terrorist Attack

Last week, Trump officials in the Justice Department petitioned the Supreme Court to issue and emergency order reinstating the travel ban and Trump himself was of the mind that the original ban didn't go far enough. Trump even criticized the US Justice Department . "The courts are slow and political!" he wrote . Trump appeared to blame...

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  • Bernie Sanders 'impressed' by United Kingdom candidate Jeremy Corbyn
Bernie Sanders 'impressed' by United Kingdom candidate Jeremy Corbyn

But Mrs May insisted she was not ducking a debate, saying she preferred to take questions direct from voters. She said: "I'm being honest with you in terms of saying we will put extra money into the NHS but there isn't a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everthing that people want".

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  • Goldman confirms buying Venezuela bonds after opposition cries foul
Goldman confirms buying Venezuela bonds after opposition cries foul

The bank did not say in its statement how much it paid for the bonds; however, the Journal , citing unnamed sources, said the bank paid US$865 million for the US$2.8 billion in bonds, roughly 31 cents on the dollar. In the second month of nearly daily protests against Venezuela's socialist government, thousands of opposition supporters marched t...

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  • Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'
Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

He succeeded, but just barely. Mr Macron told a Sunday newspaper in France that "my handshake with him, it wasn't innocent". "It's not the be-all-and-end-all... Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with USA counterpart Don...

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  • UN warns Trump against quitting Paris Climate Deal
UN warns Trump against quitting Paris Climate Deal

On Wednesday, a White House official said Trump is indeed expected to withdraw the US from the accord , but may use "caveats in the language" when the time comes - leaving open the possibility that the decision isn't final. "Both ways", Trump said. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's i...

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  • US Intelligence Initiated No Assessment on Info Trump Revealed to Lavrov - Coats
US Intelligence Initiated No Assessment on Info Trump Revealed to Lavrov - Coats

In response to that effort, intelligence officials-including Comey, director of national intelligence Daniel Coats, and director of the National Security Agency Adm. In his call with Rogers, Trump urged the NSA director to speak out publicly if there was no evidence of collusion, according to officials briefed on the exchange.

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