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But the sense of chaos around the White House is deepening. Mueller is investigating Kushner's finances and business dealings in relation to the Russian Federation probe, The Washington Post reported Friday. (See CNN clip here .) Which makes no sense, especially since Trump often uses consecutive tweets to get his point across. Beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions , recused from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the firing of FBI Director James ...
  • 79 people presumed dead in London high-rise fire

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    The Guardian newspaper reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling in the renovation that ended in May 2016. Several such high-rise evacuations over the years have resulted in needless deaths. The names of those who died are beginning to emerge. For example, the Grenfell building had only one stairwell.
  • Amazon's Whole Foods deal set to quicken grocery evolution

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    Along with other retailers - grocers in particular - Costco will face increasing competition from Amazon . They're coming down, analysts say. This deal largely ensures brick-and-mortar stores will not disappear anytime soon. "I want to be able to see a product and ensure freshness". But the Whole Foods connection could change that. But Amazon didn't wipe out Best Buy.
  • Pekka Rinne is 'just living my dream' in the Stanley Cup Final

    Pekka Rinne is 'just living my dream' in the Stanley Cup Final

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    Media outlets around North America resurrected the old Murray-or-Marc-Andre Fleury debate after Murray allowed eight goals on 58 shots in losing back-to-back games in Nashville by a combined score of 9-2. So, it means everything to me right now. "We played two really good games". He was shaky in the Penguins' 5-3 win in Game 1 , pulled in the Penguins' 4-1 in Game 2, solid in the Predators' 5-1 win in Game 3 and brilliant, particularly in a game-saving, second-period performance in the ...
  • And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

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    European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the talks with Brexit minister David Davis , which are starting a full year after Britain's seismic vote to leave, had started "on the right foot". But EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron , are also determined not to make concessions to Britain that might encourage others to quit.
  • Irish War Cry top choice in depleted Belmont Stakes horse race

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    Triple Crown season that began when Tapwrit's stablemate, Always Dreaming , won the Kentucky Derby . Brands (G1). Pletcher stablemate Patch finished third, another 5 3/4 lengths back. That was followed by two disappointing results. Tapwrit finished sixth at the Kentucky Derby back in May and skipped the Preakness Stakes . Ortiz was aboard for both of those misadventures.
  • Trump Signs Memo to Privatize Air Traffic Control

    Trump Signs Memo to Privatize Air Traffic Control

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    On Monday, it did not reject the Trump proposal, but said it wanted to review specifics. In a major infrastructure revitalization push, President Donald Trump will kickoff the series of events, nicknamed infrastructure week, with a statement regarding privatizing air traffic control .
  • Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament

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    First, an edge of his bat flew to Azhar who dropped an easy catch while of the very next ball, Kohli gave away a catch straight to point to put India in trouble. Pakistan became the fourth team after India, West Indies and Sri Lanka to complete the ICCtreble. "However, by the time it lifted the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval, it was undoubtedly playing its best cricket", he added.
  • Oil Set for Longest Run of Weekly Losses Since 2015 Amid Glut

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    Oil traded near the lowest level in seven months as rising U.S. supplies cast doubt on the pace of a global supply glut-reduction. Oil prices dropped to six-week lows on Thursday, under pressure from high global inventories and doubts about oil cartel Opec's ability to implement agreed production cuts.
  • Will Trump Executive Order Boost Restaurant Jobs?

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    That broad-picture promise sounds great. The former host of " The Apprentice " may have finally found a government program suitable to his talents. The EO directs the secretary of labor to propose a regulation that promotes third parties' ability to develop their own apprenticeship guidelines.
  • Lion Air provisionally orders 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10

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    The company expects to have the jet in service in 2020. Lessors have become increasingly important customers for plane makers. This year, each company is expected to announce around 200 orders, though some may be airlines or leasing companies firming up earlier tentative orders.
  • Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

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    The leasing company has another 74 planes from the 737 Max family on order. The Airbus plane can fit 240 passengers. The European plane maker announced its own GECAS deal for 100 single-aisle planes. Some airlines might want to try an 11 abreast seating section in the main deck economy section, but it yields only an additional 23 seats in the guidance now available, and would be more than capable of discouraging at least that number of customers from ever flying that way again.
  • Senior Uber exec Emil Michael is out

    Senior Uber exec Emil Michael is out

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    Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski is being accused by his former employer of taking the technology with him to set up his own company, Otto, which was subsequently bought by Uber for $680m a year ago. The report, which is not yet public, will mark a crucial turning point for Uber, one of the world's fastest-growing technology companies. "I don't think it's about tech, or this city or this company".
  • London police plead for calm after attack at mosque

    London police plead for calm after attack at mosque

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    The incident happened in Finsbury Park in the north of London, in Seven Sisters Road, according to officials. The imam of a Muslim center in London has been praised for his "bravery and courage" in stopping an angry crowd turning on the driver involved in a van attack.
  • Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

    Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

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    The Conservative Party faced controversies over its manifesto (a decision not to cap social care bills for the elderly was labelled a "dementia tax" that would penalise those with more complex medical conditions), May appeared aloof and arrogant, declining to appear in televised leaders' debates and refused to engage on her intended strategy in upcoming Brexit negotiations.
  • Jordan condemns London mosque attack

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    At a time when we are all grieving the loss of so many precious people in London and Manchester , this brutal attack can only compound the trauma. London , Jun 19 British Prime Minister Theresa May today condemned the lone wolf terror attack near a London mosque was "every bit as sickening" as the recent ones to hit the country.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo won't 'sound the alarm' after Portugal draw with Mexico

    Cristiano Ronaldo won't 'sound the alarm' after Portugal draw with Mexico

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    When asked about Sunday's match, soccer fan Daniel Alarcón, 29, of Denver, Colorado said that he "has to believe" Mexico will win the match, though Portugal is a very strong team and Ronaldo is having a great year. Ronaldo practiced normally with the rest of the team in the final training session before Sunday's game, smiling and joking with his teammates. "It's good that we get to play it right now, in our first game".
  • France's Macron to reshuffle government after parliament win

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    President Emmanuel Macron completed his astonishing rise to power on Sunday when the party he founded about a year ago, La République En Marche, won a clear majority in the second and final round of parliamentary elections . With almost all votes counted, his La République en Marche, alongside its smaller centrist ally Democratic Movement (MoDem), won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
  • Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one

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    May's election debacle has revived feuding over Europe among Conservatives that her predecessor David Cameron hoped to end by calling the referendum and leaves European Union leaders unclear on her plan for a "global Britain " which a lot of them regard as pure folly.
  • Theresa May 'confident' she will get Queen's Speech through Commons

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    DUP sources also stressed the importance of everyone in Northern Ireland "owning" whatever concessions the party specifically wins for the region in its discussions with the Conservatives . He stressed the objectives of ensuring that Brexit does not impact negatively on the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process there, and protecting North-South trade and economic activity and the Common Travel Area.
  • Mortgage Rates Hovering At 7-Month Lows

    Mortgage Rates Hovering At 7-Month Lows

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    In its statement following a two-day meeting, the Fed's policy-setting committee indicated the economy had been expanding moderately, the labor market continued to strengthen and a recent softening in inflation was seen as transitory. Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen justified the decision by highlighting the resilience of the USA economy, which has been buoyed by a robust labour market.
  • US Federal Reserve hikes rates again as confidence in the economy grows

    US Federal Reserve hikes rates again as confidence in the economy grows

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    The widely expected quarter-point interest rate hike will take the Fed funds target rate above 1 percent for the first time since the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Even though projections for inflation were lowered to 1.6% from 1.9% in 2017, the dot plot didn't change. She said that the American economy will expand at a moderate pace over the next few years.
  • Irish, British PMs to meet to talk Brexit, Northern Ireland crisis

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    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. British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Thursday it would launch her policy programme next week, a sign of confidence she will strike a deal to stay in power after days of political uncertainty since losing her majority.
  • At Least 65 People Missing in London Fire

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    There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including Prime Minister Theresa May , when they visited the stricken area. Dozens of people attending an angry protest for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy stormed the town hall in London's richest borough on Friday, accusing the authorities of ignoring their plight.
  • ECB to nudge up growth forecasts but inflation a drag

    ECB to nudge up growth forecasts but inflation a drag

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    Each month, the bank has been purchasing 60 billion euros ($68 billion) in government and corporate bonds from banks. The size was reduced in March from Euro 80 billion. "Now we have a new situation that the economy is relatively good, while inflation remains very low", Tödtmann told DW. In midday trading, USA 10-year Treasuries were last down 5/32 in price, with yields at 2.198 percent, compared with 2.180 percent late on Wednesday.
  • Oil falls to 5-week low on unexpected United States gasoline stock build

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    And it was being observed, "despite the very high overall conformity to the production adjustments in the first four months of 2017", OPEC added. Additionally, the IEA projects that non-OPEC nations collectively will expand their output by 700,000 B/D in 2017 and 1.5 million B/D in 2018, slightly more than the forecasted growth in global demand.
  • Greece Reaches Deal with European Lenders for Bailout Installment

    Greece Reaches Deal with European Lenders for Bailout Installment

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    European creditors promised some form of debt relief if the Greek government pushed through reforms linked to the country's latest bailout program. Since 2010, Greece has received three bailouts from Europe in exchange for pension reforms and tax and spending cuts implemented over the years. The meeting is set to decide on whether Greece has done enough for the bailout funds to be released and provide more clarity over what sort of debt relief the country can expect when it exits its ...
  • Amazon stumps up nearly $US14B for Whole Foods Market

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    LOS ANGELES/MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. The merger that shook food and retail stocks on Friday - Amazon .com Inc's ( AMZN .O) proposed deal to buy Whole Foods Market Inc ( WFM .O) - rattled some employees of the upscale grocery chain who expressed fears ranging from layoffs to the loss of their laid-back corporate culture.
  • 'No doubt' over Britain leaving EU: Brexit minister Davis

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    Though they have denied it, David Davis and colleagues in the Tory cabinet seemingly agreed to sort of the Brexit divorce settlement before moving on to trade issues. While Brexit presents uncertainty for some Canadian businesses, one advisor believes there are also opportunities to be found, mainly because of the Canada-EU trade deal.
  • Britain eyes Brexit deal 'like no other in history'

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    But Union leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron , are also determined not to make concessions to Britain that might encourage others to follow. Mr Davis's agreement to Monday's agenda led some European Union officials to believe that Mrs May's government may at last coming around to Brussels' view of how negotiations should be run.
  • Trump signs order for more apprentices

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    President Trump appeared to commit in March to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff's challenge at a White House CEO roundtable to "take a moonshot goal to create 5 million apprenticeships in the next five years". President Donald Trump is teaming with his daughter Ivanka to promote greater use of apprenticeships to spur job creation and help put people in jobs that often go unfilled.
  • London tower blaze victims to get payments of £5500

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    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already called on the government to conduct an investigation into reports that Gavin Barwell, the former housing minister who was recently appointed as the Prime Minister's adviser, had failed to OK a fire safety review request he had received.
  • Number of people assumed dead in London tower block blaze to rise

    Number of people assumed dead in London tower block blaze to rise

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    A new sign was put up, removing that detail. "The current number of fatalities is at least 30". Smoke billows as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London , Britain, June 14. Twenty-four people were being treated in hospital, including 12 in critical care, he added. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland). People demonstrate demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire, in London , Friday June 16, 2017.
  • Jordan Spieth finishes US Open on a high note

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    Winds gusting up to 25mph were making scoring conditions hard and had forced tournament officials to change the pin position on the par-three 13th before play began. China's Li Haotong, who on Friday became the first player from mainland China to make the cut at a major, bombed out of contention with a 10-over-par 82.