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London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno, Fatalities Reported

Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Tim Slater said it was "too early to say" whether it was an act of terrorism, or whether Scalise was targeted. She said there were concerns that people were still inside the tower and she urged all residents to make sure they had reported themselves to police. Read More »

Rain-screen cladding may have made London fire worse

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Some residents ignored the advice and were able to make it out of the building but horrific images showed people stood at windows screaming for help, and throwing young children out of the window to attempt to save their lives. A witness, Samira Lamrani, said she saw a baby thrown from a ninth or 10th floor window of the Grenfell Tower. When the woman indicated she was going to drop the infant, "a gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby", she added. Read More »

Steve Scalise represents Rummel in baseball and beyond

Capitol but also upended what many Americans consider a symbol of fair play and summer fun. Scalise ran for majority whip against Peter Roskam of IL and Marlin Stutzman of IN, after the former whip, McCarthy, was elected majority leader. And I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms... "We don't expect the solutions to this issue ever to be found in the wake of a single tragedy no matter who is shot, no matter how horrific it is", Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to ... Read More »

Congressman, 3 Others Shot at Baseball Field

Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, was wounded by a Capital police officer and later died from his injuries. "I think it was not a life-threatening wound". Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". Paul also said that he saw staffers laying on the baseball field while bullet shots hit the ground around them. Read More »

Congressman injured in shooting now in critical condition, hospital says

Davis was interviewed on CNN , still in his baseball t-shirt, with blood on his elbow and hand. Of those shot were reportedly aides to Scalise and officers with the U.S. The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. When the gunfire stopped and Flake heard someone say the shooter was down, he sprinted out to Scalise. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn Has Appointed Leadership Rival Owen Smith To The Shadow Cabinet

But a return Mr Miliband, who led Labour for five years before defeat at the 2015 election, is also not being ruled out, according to Labour sources. And Andrew Gwynne was made Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Co-National Campaign Coordinator. Lesley Laird was elected last week to represent Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. Read More »

Trump's 'repugnant' reaction to Iran terror attacks

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The Iranian leader has made several statements denouncing the United States since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, while US President Donald Trump has spoken out against Iran in harsh terms since taking office, indicating he will reverse the previous administration's attempts at rapprochement with Tehran . Read More »

Children tossed from windows in London high-rise blaze

People trapped by the advancing flames and thick smoke banged on windows and screamed for help, witnesses and survivors said. The blaze is likely to be deadlier than a 2009 fire in the city's south , which killed six people, including three children. Read More »

Trump dismisses 'leaker' James Comey's version: 'I didn't say that'

Trump Jr. also disputed Comey's credibility, saying of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director: "I think he even got caught up in his own nonsense on this one". "First, I was alone with the. president-elect", Comey said of why he took notes. During the hearing, Mr Comey re-asserted the United States president asked him to drop the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynnover Moscow's alleged meddling in the U.S. Read More »

Sessions says has no knowledge Trump-Russia collusion

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Rosenstein repeatedly conveyed his support for Mueller's role at a Senate hearing , held the morning after a close friend of President Donald Trump was quoted in a television interview as saying he was considering dismissing Mueller. Sessions said any suggestion that he colluded with the Russians "to hurt this country", and even those that implied that he was aware of any collusion, were " appalling and detestable lie [s]". Read More »

DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents

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Washington's mayor and police chief have scheduled a news conference to provide an update on arrests. The Turkish embassy in Washington defended Erdogan's security guards after the incident. A video posted online has shown men in dark suits chasing anti-government protesters and punching and kicking them as police intervened. Police officials say arrest warrants have been issued and that the suspects, all believed to be in Turkey, are now wanted in the United States. Read More »

Massive London apartment fire leaves 6 dead

He added: "The whole reason that we have fire regulations is so that we can protect the residents and the public, and they then can report their concerns. Another cries out, having learnt the fate of somebody who was in the tower. "Hopefully we will get help to those families involved so that they can have a chance of rebuilding their lives". Read More »

Senate OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

The Senate will consider it as part of an Iran sanctions bill that already has wide support. U.S. senators have agreed on new sanctions against Russian Federation because of alleged Russias ‘interference in the 2016 United States election, as well as the situations in Crimea and in Syria . Read More »

Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

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Acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall today told the justices he wants time to address Monday's ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He also denied that the travel ban has any relation to religion. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended President Donald Trump's executive order that imposes a travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, and said the visa ban was about national security and not a step against any religion. Read More »

Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills

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Of course, that's not necessarily what the players and fans want. "It's not as if we don't listen to feedback from players", Davis told reporters. "Even the first and second cut is another ten yards on top of that". "There are so many options on every hole, I guess with distance". "These locations will be augmented by tablets and some of us on the committee will have those with us and will be able to move quickly on making decisions considering facts as we go forward". Read More »

No UK govt deal likely Wednesday due to London fire: DUP

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This combination of pictures shows Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster , left and British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May . Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after last Thursday's vote produced no clear victor. Read More »

Tillerson: PA has "changed policy", will stop paying terrorists' families

And those are the kind of discussions we're having. "Those were assurances that were given to me in the most recent trip to Bethlehem", Tillerson said . Asked whether the United States wanted to see an Iran-style global embargo to deny exports of petroleum and other products to North Korea, Tillerson said that this would only work if Russian Federation and China, the North's main suppliers, cooperated. Read More »

Kamala Harris Just Handed Jeff Sessions His Ass

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Sessions's recusal came the day after The Post reported the first two meetings, but Sessions said he was already talking with lawyers about whether his Trump campaign work would force him to hand over the Russian Federation investigation to his deputy. Read More »

Huge fire engulfs London tower block, 30 people injured

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said it was an "unprecedented incident" and there had been "a number of fatalities" but could not say how many because of the "size and complexity" of the building. Two women who live nearby watched the blaze break out described the horror of seeing people leap from the tower to save themselves. "To any of the 100's of FAMILIES [affected] by this bad fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be ... Read More »

London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno, At Least 6 Fatalities Reported

More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to bring the blaze , one of the biggest seen in central London in memory, under control, it stated. "My gut instinct told me just to get the girls out. We told them them we've done what we can and that we've phoned 999, but obviously the look on their face was death", Lamrani said. Read More »

Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal

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Among the three countries, the USA would stand alone in withdrawing from the accord . Trump says the deal will cost U.S.jobs and harm the economy. "We welcome the continued support that the Paris Agreement has received from other countries, and subnational and non-state actors around the world". Read More »

UP Congress leader praises 'Pappu', sacked

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However he went on to refer to Rahul as " pappu " and in the bargain lost his job in the Congress . The party leader said that the PM tweets about the incidents of terror in Manchester and London, but does not do so to express his condolences when farmers died in Mandsaur. Read More »

Talks on DUP support for minority UK govt, to continue

Mrs May was attempting to thrash out a pact with Mrs Foster at a meeting in Downing Street to prevent the collapse of her administration. In a reflection of her newfound humility, May managed a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway in the first sitting after Thursday's general election . Read More »

Korean drone snapped THAAD photos

Both South Korea and the U.S. agreed that the system's only aim is to defend against potential North Korean missile attacks. South Korea's defense chief on Wednesday blamed North Korea for sending a drone to spy on the USA advanced anti-missile system deployed here, describing it as an attempt to acquire ground targets for future airstrikes. Read More »

House Majority Whip shot at during congressional baseball practice

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AFP | A rifle-toting USA man opened fire Wednesday at about two dozen Republican lawmakers and staff holding a baseball practice ahead of a charity game, wounding a top congressman and at least three others. Several U.S. Congressmen have shared their condolences and praises to law enforcements after a Lousiana Congressman and two police officers were shot Wednesday during a Congressional Baseball game for Charity . Read More »

May seeks to rally party lawmakers behind her leadership

Theresa May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. After two hours of negotiations at No 10, the DUP's leader, Arlene Foster , has remained in London for further talks. In her turn, May noted about the Brexit negotiations, "We have been very clear we want to maintain a close relationship and a close partnership with the European Union and individual member states into the future, including in the areas we've discussed this evening". Read More »

Emmanuel Macron's party looks set for big parliamentary win

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Those who did gave Macron's the Republic on the Move party 28 percent of the vote - more than 12 points ahead of the closest rival, the mainstream conservatives. PM Philippe admitted the "demobilisation" of voters but said that it was because the "presidential election "ended the debate" about France's political direction and that "some political forces were unable to find new energy" after the presidential vote". Read More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Set To Arrive In Mogadishu Today

The Eritrean Information Ministry's statement of support on Monday came despite its previously close ties with energy-rich Qatar. "So far five planes carrying perishable food items such as fruit and vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tonnes of cargo, while another plane will be sent today", Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said. Read More »

Kansas lawmakers react to shooting at Virginia congressional baseball practice

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Now out of surgery, he remains in critical condition, according to MedStar Washington , the hospital where he and another shooting victim were taken. I am thankful to Capitol Police and our first responders who were able to rapidly respond, contain the shooter, and tend to the injured. Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., who was at the baseball practice, said he heard "at least 50 or 60 shots" during the shooting. Read More »