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Sessions waffles, dodges, stalls in sworn Senate testimony

But he denied meeting Kislyak a third time, at an April 27, 2016 reception for Trump at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington . "That's my judgment that it would be inappropriate for me to answer and reveal private conversations with the president when he has not had a full opportunity to review the questions and to make a decision on whether or not to approve such an answer", Sessions said. Read More »

London Fire: Baby Dropped, Caught as High-Rise Burns

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Local residents had warned a year ago about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during the refurbishment. At least six deaths were confirmed early Wednesday after a blaze ripped through a high-rise apartment block in the British capital as residents slept. Read More »

London's Grenfell Tower blaze death toll now stands at 12, says police

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Mr Law added: 'The UK's regulatory framework for tall residential buildings is meant to prevent the spread of fire between floors and between apartments. "The All-Party Group were looking at the issue of fire suppression in all the tower blocks with similar designs to this", he said. "And we understand that there are around 4,000 tower blocks that don't have fire sprinklers fitted into them". Read More »

Sessions talked, Comey talked ... now what?

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Mr Wyden asked Mr Sessions what problematic issues existed. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign , Sessions said he had already acknowledged two encounters a year ago with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

US Missile Defense Site Photographed by North Korean Drone

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In first proposed a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup with China , Japan and North Korea to Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Gianni Infantino in a meeting yesterday. "It was confirmed that (the craft) took photos of the THAAD site in Seongju", a South Korean defense official told reporters. One month after being sworn in as the new South Korean president, Moon Jae-in deserves praise for getting off to a solid start. Read More »

Kids tossed from windows to escape London high-rise blaze

London 's Metropolitan Police say at least six people have died in the fire and the death toll is expected to rise. The work included installing insulated exterior cladding, including rain screen cladding and a curtain wall facade, and new windows. Read More »

UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

I'll stay as long as you want me to". The crunch talks could also force the delay of the government's presentation of its legislative programme to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, due on June 19. Former Prime Minister John Major is concerned that the peace process could be endangered if the Tories are seen to be too close to the DUP to the detriment of other parties here and Lord Trimble warns that the DUP could find themselves fielding flak for unpopular policies pushed through by a ... Read More »

Wisconsin Congressional members react to shooting

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U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, a member of Alto Baptist Church, took to Facebook after the shooting. "By all accounts Democrats and Republicans say he's a good person and someone you can talk to about anything". Brooks told CNN that during batting practice he heard a "bam" and then a quick succession of shots and saw the gunman shooting through the holes in a chain link fence. Read More »

EU chief says 3 states will be sanctioned over refugees

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At stake in the dispute is the bloc's unity, already tested by Britain's unprecedented decision to leave, weak economies and higher support for eurosceptic parties across the EU. The relocation plan was conceived in response to the large influx of migrants and refugees in 2015, in an attempt to relieve pressure on frontline states, mainly Greece and Italy, where the vast majority of migrants were arriving. Read More »

Dead, Dozens Hurt After Blasts at Kabul Protester's Funeral

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Observers said even though President Ghani has been successful in his foreign policy, there are major lapses within the Afghan government that have not been addressed. He said that up to 11,000 foreign militants had allegedly arrived in Afghanistan in the last two years to fight for Daesh. Unless the confusion about the Taliban being brothers who need to be spoken to or the enemies and terrorists is wiped out, it will be hard to fight various groups in Afghanistan despite USA desire to send ... Read More »

BJP panel to meet Sonia, Yechury

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This is the first meeting of the sub-group since its formation a few days ago. In an attempt to reach a consensus candidate to be India's next President, Union ministers and senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Left leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday to discuss the presidential election. Read More »

Congressman Will Hurd speaks on security following shooting of GOP House leader

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He said at least one kid, Rep. Joe Barton's 10-year-old son, was at the field. A law enforcement official says the shooting is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), who was attending the practice, told Fox News of the gunman. "We used my belt to help put a tourniquet around his leg", Rep. Read More »

Sessions says he's "not stonewalling", citing "confidential communications" with Trump

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The third alleged meeting with Kislyak, during a campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , was one of many important particulars that Sessions claimed he could not remember. But Sessions' testimony highlighted his decidedly dishonorable collusion with President Trump in the clumsy attempt to cover up the real reasons for firing FBI Director James Comey last month. Read More »

Are you with us or with Qatar: Saudi King asks Pakistan PM

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Qatar has showed the most decisive stance against terrorist organisation Islamic State alongside Turkey. "Turkey and Qatar have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad", the news agency adds. Read More »

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP

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Senior members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's government rallied to her defense Monday amid doubts over her ability to remain in power following a disastrous election result. but there's a hitch.The Royal Ascot horse race meeting starts on Tuesday and lasts for the rest of the week. In a showdown meeting this evening, the Prime Minister apologised for the party's performance at the ballot box, vowed to give help to those who had lost their seats and promised to be more open with ... Read More »

5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

Sessions has recused himself from federal probes into Russia's election meddling because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. As Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, noted in Tuesday's hearing, in July and again in October - following Comey's initial announcement that Hillary Clinton had been "extremely careless" in her handling of her private email server and his decision to re-open the case in October - Sessions praised the then Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

12 confirmed dead in London tower inferno, figure 'likely to rise'

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Footage on social media showed the flames spread rapidly to all floors, trapping residents in their homes. People who live nearby were evacuated, some carrying pets in their arms as they left. Another witness, who only gave her first name, Hanan, told ABC News that she managed to escape from the building's ninth floor, but she said was anxious about her brother, Abdul Aziz, and his family who were on the 26th floor. Read More »

Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

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Clair County, for offenses such as failing to obtain electrical permits, damaging a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, eluding police, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and assorted traffic offenses". When Hodgkinson refused to stop, Schaumleffel called the sheriff's department. "This morning, at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game, Whip Scalise was shot in the hip". Read More »

24-Story London Tower Erupts in Flames as Residents Scream for Help

A witness told Reuters she feared not all the residents had escaped the fire. "I have never seen a fire of this size or nature when I was in the fire service, or serving as a minister or even as a member of the public". It's unbearable hearing someone screaming for their lives at #grenfelltower ". In Sandwell - where there is 55 high-rise blocks - chiefs said they all adhere to fire safety standards . Read More »

Congressman Says Member of His Staff Wounded

President Donald Trump will make a statement from the Diplomatic Room in the White House at 11:30 a.m. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. "Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend", Trump said . He said the man fired at least 50 shots from a fence behind the third-base position of a baseball field. Read More »

Tehran terror attack mastermind killed

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The Islamic republic's elite Revolutionary Guard has accused regional rival Saudi Arabia of involvement in Wednesday's attacks. Late on Saturday, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said the alleged mastermind behind the attacks had been tracked down and killed outside the country. Read More »

Sessions: Comey's Oval Office Meeting With Trump 'Not Problematic'

The former FBI Director said that, until mid-February, he chose not to approach Sessions about Trump's repeated approaches to him about the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "I left. It didn't seem to me to be a major problem. I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice". Then Sessions downplayed Comey's request that he never be left in the room alone with Trump again, saying, "he gave me no detail about what it was that he was concerned ... Read More »

Trump says Scalise badly injured, will recover

According to published reports, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot and multiple congressional aides were also hit when a gunman with a rifle opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball practice. "Shortly after 7 a.m., shots were fired from a high caliber firearm". Roger Williams (R-Tex.) wrote that Zack Barth, a legislative correspondent in his office, was wounded in the shooting. Read More »