4000 more U.S. troops to be sent to Afghanistan

Stanley McChrystal, a commander of U.S. troops and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan , told CNN. Pentagon officials say the rising threat posed by Islamic State extremists has caused a rash of deadly attacks in the capital city of Kabul.

Denver Islamic law protests draw small but testy crowds

In Chicago, "about 30 people demonstrated against Islamic law and in favor of President Trump", but twice as many counter-protesters shouted back, the wire service reports . Its highly effective grassroots campaign has resulted in more than 13 states introducing bills to ban Shariah law even though there would be clear constitutional constraints to somehow making religious law supersede USA law.

First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday June 19

A Downing Street source said Mrs May had made significant progress in her talks with Mrs Foster, with only small details left to be ironed out. The Prime Minister did not mention the ongoing deliberations as she addressed MPs but called on Parliament to "come together in a spirit of national unity" to deal with the challenges facing the country.

Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet' for all of us

The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said. Doctors said he was near death upon arrival at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . "We are encouraged in the improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours". The FBI and Alexandria Police Department said in a joint statement Thursday that federal authorities had examined the rifle and handgun recovered from the scene and determined that Hodgkinson had bought them from licensed sellers.

Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for firing James Comey

Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for firing James Comey

Meanwhile there were unconfirmed reports that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who has taken charge of the Russian investigation since attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself , could step aside from the investigation. The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing three senior intelligence officials to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

Donald Trump restores travel and economic restrictions on Cuba

At the venue where Trump announced his policy changes, the president received a warm welcome from audience members. But he is not reversing key diplomatic and commercial ties, and will not close the USA embassy in Havana. That action could adversely impact hotel brands that directly compete with Trump's business empire, making it more hard for them expand their foothold in Cuba.