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Author: 0 After London fire, desperate pleas for missing residents on social media

It is unclear how many people are still unaccounted for. There was no immediate word on the cause, but angry residents said they had repeatedly warned about a potential fire threat. Waltham Forest Council would like to reassure residents that we keep our fire safety policies under constant review and this will continue to be the case.

Author: 0 DC and Maryland Sue Trump for Corruption

The lawsuit would be the first related to Trump's business interests brought by government entities . On Monday's broadcast of CNN's "Situation Room", CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin stated the lawsuit filed by the District of Columbia and Maryland against President Trump "is a political attempt to interfere and damage the presidency".

Author: 0 Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting identified How the harrowing shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia. He also said gun control organizations have held back passage in Congress of legislation giving states with concealed weapons laws reciprocity in all other states.

Author: 0 Bystander captures video of Alexandria shooting attack on GOP congress members

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families and we wish the wounded a speedy recovery. Police have not said whether the shooter was intentionally targeting members of Congress . Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., is also set to take place in the charity baseball game but wasn't in Alexandria, Virginia since the Democrats practice elsewhere.

Author: 0 Angela Rayner stays as shadow education secretary in Labour reshuffle

The Greenock-born MP has been a Fife councillor since 2012 and worked as a human resources boss and executive coach. Mr Murray quit the shadow cabinet in protest at Corbyn's leadership past year, forcing the Labour leader to appoint English MP Dave Anderson to the job.

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Author: 0 Iran blames Saudi for promoting "terrorism" in its borders

Saudi officials have recently made highly provocative threats against Iran, saying they would take the battle inside Iran, and Iran had to be "punished" for what Saudi FM called "its interference in the region" in a tweet hours before the attacks on Tehran .

Author: 0 Woman trapped in Grenfell Tower films panic as fire engulfs block

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton confirmed the fire had resulted in "a number of fatalities". "In my 29 years in London Fire Brigade I have never seen a fire of this nature". She and her grandson sat outside the building, helplessly watching those trapped on higher floors. Our thoughts go to the people who lived in the building and their families.

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

Where the two statements overlapped were on the event in which Trump asked Comey to remain behind after a meeting, which Sessions admitted, and on Comey coming to Sessions to say that he shouldn't be in private conversation with Trump. Sessions said he did not recuse himself because he felt he was a subject of the investigation himself but rather because he felt he was required to by Justice Department rules.

Global US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks
Author: 0 US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

The alert said Hidden Cobra has compromised a range of victims since 2009 and that some intrusions had resulted in thefts of data while others were disruptive. Nation-state hacking is something of a contentious issue for intelligence agencies and security professionals at the moment, with politically-motivated attacks becoming more commonplace.

Global Prime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majority
Author: 0 Prime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majority

John Curtice, who oversees the exit poll for a consortium of broadcasters, said Friday that the Conservatives' final tally might be a bit higher than 314, but it was extremely unlikely they would get a majority. He had struck a chord with voters by assailing May for slashing popular domestic programs, including education, health and welfare, and for eliminating 20,000 police jobs that he linked to three recent terror attacks on British soil.

Author: 0 Trump says Comey not telling truth under oath

While the president doesn't specify his target for the "false statements and lies", Trump's lawyer refuted two key parts of Comey's testimony Thursday. Asked whether he would be willing to go under oath to give his own version of interactions he had with Comey , Trump replied, "100 percent". Meanwhile, the intelligence committee asked White House Counsel Don McGahn in a letter whether any tape recordings or memos of the conversations exist now, or had existed in the past.

Author: 0 The congressman-doctor who treated Scalise on the ball field

Fox News reports that alleged shooter James T. Hodgkinson asked Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla, whether Republicans or Democrats had been practicing just three minutes before the shooting started. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, of OH, rushed to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's side Wednesday morning, as a stream of blood trailed behind the Louisiana congressman.

Author: 0 Senators: Trump's State budget proposal is 'dead on arrival'

Mr Tillerson told senators yesterday that Mr Abbas had agreed to curtail the payments. "Their intent is to cease the payments to the family members of those who have committed murder or violence against others", he said. But Palestinian officials said they were not aware of any change in their longstanding policy. "We've had conversations with them and told them they can not continue these types of payments and expect the USA and American people to see any explanation for why they do that".

Global 5 key takeaways from Attorney General Jeff Sessions's testimony
Author: 0 5 key takeaways from Attorney General Jeff Sessions's testimony

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday adamantly denied any collusion between himself and Russian officials to help Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, calling any such assertion an " appalling and detestable lie ". Sessions lent his support to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is now in charge of the Trump campaign-Russia investigation. "I have confidence in Mr.

Global DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Author: 0 DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents

Both his force and the State Department have been investigating it for the past month. The US official, who was not authorized to speak publicly to the matter and demanded anonymity, said DC police had identified 34 of 42 people who were involved in the fight, and are seeking their arrests.

Global Death-toll to rise after London tower blaze
Author: 0 Death-toll to rise after London tower blaze

He went on to explain that he saw a man throw two of his children out of the building before breaking down. Tiago Etienne, 17, said he spotted about three children between the ages of four and eight being dropped from an apartment around the 15th floor.

Author: 0 Macron to Secure Landslide Majority in French Parliament

Top vote-getters advance to the decisive second round June 18. "Despite the abstention, the message of the French has no ambiguity: For the third consecutive time, millions of you confirmed your attachment to the president of the republic's project to renew, unite and win back", said Philippe, whom Macron brought in from the mainstream, right-leaning Republican Party.

Author: 0 A massive high rise fire in London has killed 6 people

The blaze has been largely contained, but the building is still smoldering. Witnesses described people trapped in the burning tower screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved, the BBC reported . Some residents asleep inside were trapped in the inferno. Soon he saw the smoke and chaos. "I could not find the stairs". "And it was just spreading like wildfire".

Author: 0 London fire: Grim task of recovering dead begins

KCTMO says it is aware that concerns had been raised, and that they will form part of its investigation into what happened. 125 families live in the building, which also houses a children's nursery. "It is important to note that all materials employed in the over-cladding are fire resistant and fire stops are incorporated to cavities at party walls, party floors and around windows, which encloses the cavity area to further prevent any risk of fire spreading across the surface of the building".

Author: 0 50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War

During the mid-1970s, Palestinians, progressive Israelis and the global community proposed the "two-state solution", the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. "Ending the occupation that began in 1967 and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty ".

Global Putin critic detained after defying police with protest call
Author: 0 Putin critic detained after defying police with protest call

Moscow's prosecutor's office said: "We are warning that any attempts to hold an unsanctioned event in Moscow will be a direct violation of the law". Hundreds of supporters were detained after thousands heeded his call to attend anti-corruption rallies in cities including St Petersburg. An Associated Press reporter has counted more than 200 people arrested by police at an unsanctioned opposition rally in St.

Global US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Dodges Donald Trump Questions, Angering Democrats
Author: 0 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Dodges Donald Trump Questions, Angering Democrats

But Tuesday's hearing grew testy as Sessions refused to answer questions about his conversations with Trump , drawing charges of stonewalling from Democrats on the panel. "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are proper and appropriate orders", he said. Several media outlets have reported that Comey told the Intelligence Committee in closed session last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining whether Sessions met with Kislyak at a Washington ...

Author: 0 President Trump Calls for National Unity and Prayer after Shooting

The FBI has taken control of the investigation. US House of Representatives member Mo Brooks told CNN that Scalise was on deck at a practice for the congressional baseball team when the shooting occurred. Scalise is stable and is expected to make a full recovery. The Alexandria Police Department responded to Eugene Simpson Stadium Park shortly after 7:30 a.m.

Global Trump Amends Travel Ban to Address Possible Expiration Date
Author: 0 Trump Amends Travel Ban to Address Possible Expiration Date

The memo also allows for the government to begin carrying out studies on the dependability of visa background check information from those six countries. The legal practitioners commented that Trump's remarks on Twitter could make it hard for his legal team to support the travel ban. The judicial trio argued that while the president does have "broad powers to control the entry of aliens, and to take actions to protect the American public", immigration "is not a one-person show" and, as a ...

Global Selena Gomez says she doesn't 'believe in religion' but maintains her faith
Author: 0 Selena Gomez says she doesn't 'believe in religion' but maintains her faith

In the video , Gomez is a shy high school student, biking to class and being stared at or shoved in the halls. The music video is directed by Jesse Peretz . The visuals kickoff with a jean jacket-wearing Gomez riding her bicycle to school across a scenic backdrop. "For " The Heart Wants What it Wants " there's no way I [could] make music...that is happy", she said of her mindset at the time.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

He vigorously denied any wrongdoing, particularly in connection with the Russian Federation investigation being conducted by the FBI, and vowed to defend himself "against scurrilous and false allegations". He also said it would be inappropriate for him to get involved - given that he has recused himself from Russia-election-related matters. "I hope you can let this go", Trump said, according to Comey's memo.

Author: 0 Turkey slams Arab countries for isolating Qatar

Although he did not link his visit to the current regional dispute, he underlined that "Iraq is against any embargo on any State in the Gulf , even if it disagrees with it, because it already suffered from one unjust embargo that affected civilians".

Global United Kingdom earnings after inflation shrink at fastest pace since 2014
Author: 0 United Kingdom earnings after inflation shrink at fastest pace since 2014

May's botched election gamble has left her so weakened that her Brexit strategy is the subject of public debate inside her party, with two former prime ministers calling on her to soften her European Union exit approach. Households have also been trading down - recent data on the grocery sector showed shoppers are turning in increasing numbers to discounters, with Aldi and Lidl pushing their combined share of the market to a record 15 per cent.

Author: 0 London Fire: Several Dead, Over 60 Injured In Tragedy

Drones were used to assess the building's stability. The London Metropolitan Police confirmed the fatalities in the early Wednesday morning blaze that started at 1:16 a.m. Khan, the London mayor, said questions needed to be answered about the safety of tower blocks after some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire.

Global Fed raises key rate and unveils plan to reduce bond holdings
Author: 0 Fed raises key rate and unveils plan to reduce bond holdings

The Labor Department said Wednesday that consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent last month following a small 0.2 percent increase in April. The so-called core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, rose 0.1 percent in May after a similar gain in April as rents continued to increase moderately.

Author: 0 USA environment chief leaves G-7 climate talks early

The final version stated that the US will continue to engage with "key global partners" in a way consistent with its domestic priorities - a "strong" economy and a "healthy environment". Scientists warn that failing to contain climate change will have devastating consequences as sea level rise and extreme storms, droughts and heat waves becoming more common, endangering crops and fragile environments with knock-on effects in the form of new conflicts and mass fluxes of people escaping ...

Global San Diego House members safe after softball practice shooting
Author: 0 San Diego House members safe after softball practice shooting

Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader. The president said he, along with the entire nation and world , is praying for Scalise's full recovery. that Scalise, "a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". Just prior to the shooting , the baseball field was occupied by a group of Congressmen and members of their staff practicing for a baseball game.

Global Macron's party headed for big French parliamentary majority
Author: 0 Macron's party headed for big French parliamentary majority

Record-low turnout, however, took some shine off the achievement. That would give France's youngest leader since Napoleon a powerful mandate to make good on campaign pledges to revive France's fortunes by cleaning up politics and easing regulations that investors say hobble the eurozone's second-biggest economy.

Author: 0 Ankara urges Gulf countries to end Qatar crisis before Eid al-fitr

Jubeir says Qatar can move goods in and out "whenever they want". Saudi state news agency SPA reported late on Sunday that King Salman has ordered authorities to "take into consideration humanitarian situations of Saudi-Qatari joint families", appearing to clarify the previous announcements.

Global Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts
Author: 0 Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

Rosenstein said he has. Sessions asserted that "nothing improper happened" in those conversations, although he "did not recall" a reported meeting with Kislyak during a Trump speech at the Mayflower Hotel last April. In his opening remarks, Sessions said he knew of no conversations between Trump campaign individuals and Russian officials about interfering in the US election.

Author: 0 United States envoy to Qatar to step down amid Gulf crisis

Pakistani ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz attended the conference on Monday. Addressing lawmakers of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara , Erdogan said "depriving Qatari people from food and water, travel, or worship is inhumane, non-Islamic".

Author: 0 Highlights From Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate Testimony

His testimony came just six days after James Comey , the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, appeared before the same committee. Though Attorney General Jefferson Sessions didn't exactly say that when testifying , under oath, before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, he may as well have.

Global Watch Jeff Sessions' public testimony live right here
Author: 0 Watch Jeff Sessions' public testimony live right here

Sessions offered a near-blanket refusal to comment on his private conversations with the President, although he said that Trump never had asserted executive privilege to block him from sharing details with the committee. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., whether Sessions "lingered" because he knew he wasn't supposed to leave Comey alone with Trump, Sessions ducked: "What I did recall is I did depart", Sessions said, "and Director Comey was sitting in front of the president's desk and they ...

Global Over 200 London firefighters battle North Kensington blaze in 27-story high-rise
Author: 0 Over 200 London firefighters battle North Kensington blaze in 27-story high-rise

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. Facebook activated its safety check feature during the incident. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said there are "questions that have to be answered" after residents of Grenfell Tower were told to stay in their flats in the event of a fire .

Global Sunderland student starts £100k fund-raiser for London flat fire victims
Author: 0 Sunderland student starts £100k fund-raiser for London flat fire victims

Firefighters carried out systematic searches throughout the charred wreckage and officials urged tower residents to call a hotline to help them get a handle on the number of missing. He says tenants have been complaining for years about issues at the building. "We've complained to council", said Edward Daffarn, 55, who said nothing had been done to improve safety.

Author: 0 4 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation

The exchange became more heated, with Sessions later telling Wyden: "I am not stonewalling ". In short, Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too. - In response to a question about altering the GOP platform as it relates to assistance to Ukraine. "Mr. Comey well knew them, I thought and assumed, correctly, that he complied with them".

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