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Sessions denies secret Russian Federation meetings

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Sessions said it would be "absurd" to suggest that a recusal from a single investigation would render him unable to manage the leadership of the FBI. "I recused myself from any investigation into the campaigns for President, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", Sessions said. Read More »

Iran arrests eight IS suspects over Tehran attacks

Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said security forces had killed the commander of the operation, which saw five men dressed as women open fire on visitors to the Majlis-e Shoura and the mausoleum. The Vatican on Friday sent a message of condolence for the victims of the attack. Undaunted, officials say Iran will step up the strategy, which includes sending fighters to battle Daesh in Syria and Iraq alongside allied Shiite groups. Read More »

Fire engulfs tower block in west London

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He told CNN it was not yet clear how many people were evacuated or how many people are receiving support. Some 50 people are being treated in hospitals after a massive fire set a 24-story apartment block in west London ablaze overnight. Read More »

May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance

Congratulating Mr Bercow on his re-appointment, Mrs May had quipped: "At least someone got a landslide." As Labour's Shadow Cabinet meets for the first time since the election, Diane Abbott, who stepped aside just days before polling day, revealed that she was diagnosed with with type 2 diabetes two years ago and that is why she took a break. Read More »

Sessions Stonewalls and Denies Colluding with Kremlin Meddling

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Democrats warned that Congress would turn around and re-appoint Mueller as independent counsel if Trump dismisses him. One of the more chilling parts of Comey's testimony was his description of a White House meeting where the president cleared the room to speak with Comey alone-the famous conversation in which the president said he "hoped" the FBI would drop the investigation against former Trump aide, Michael Flynn . Read More »

Sessions denies 'scurrilous' Russian Federation claims

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The committee chairman, Senator Richard Burr , responded that the Senators should allow the chairs to control the hearing. HEINRICH: My understanding is that you took an oath, you raised your right hand here today, and you said that you would solemnly tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and now you're not answering questions. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon open to 'progressive' pact with Labour to stop Tory government

She said: "We fought an election to the Scottish Parliament past year". On Saturday, the first minister's helicopter was due to make stops in eight constituencies - from Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire to Clydesdale and Tweeddale. However, the pair have both rallied behind Mr Corbyn during the campaign. Last night Scottish Labour's party election broadcast accused the nationalists of sounding like a "broken record" with their demands for a second independence referendum. Read More »

Fire engulfs a tower block in Latimer Road in West London

A "significant number of people" remain unaccounted for. A BBC reporter comforted a distraught man as he recounted the horrific scenes he witnessed during the London tower block fire in North Kensington. Map locates high-rise fire in London on June 14, 2017 . "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything of this scale". Ms Cotton said a structural engineer monitoring the stability of the razed building found it was safe for now and a search for people ... Read More »

'Not stonewalling': Sessions, ducking Senate questions, invokes presidential privilege - just in case

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the person who would be responsible for carrying out any such dismissal, told a different congressional panel he would not fire Mueller without good cause and he had seen no such cause. Sessions said he recused himself from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation to require the step because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. Read More »

London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

The Northern Ireland party has come to May's aid after last week's general election left the prime minister eight seats short of the 326 seats needed in the House of Commons to command an overall majority. " I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out ", May told Conservatives MPs , seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership. The former PM said the success of the Conservatives in Scotland, where they picked up 13 seats, pointed to a potential change of direction for ... Read More »

Massive fire engulfs 27-story apartment tower in London

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Residents have described seeing people flashing their mobile phone lights at the top of the building to try to get the attention of emergency services. "The crews are doing all that they possibly can to tackle this fire". Witnesses said they heard screaming from the upper floors as the flames rose in the night and one desperate resident could be seen waving a white cloth from a top floor window. Read More »

South Korea names new unification minister to handle North Korea ties

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Separately, US think-tank says North Korea sanctions-skirting network could be defeated by targeting China firms. China and Russian Federation assert that the U.S.is using the North Korean threat as an excuse to expand its ballistic missile defense in the area, crippling the nuclear deterrence capabilities of these two countries. Read More »

Corbyn looks forward to May's 'coalition of chaos'

The source added that some of Mr Corbyn's critics in Parliament were "gracious enough to point out that they hadn't always had confidence in his leadership but they did now and that they had underestimated him". Like many pundits, Kent University's Matthew Goodwin doubted Jeremy Corbyn's party would poll anywhere near a win. The Labour Party proved Goodwin wrong by bringing in 40 percent of the vote. Read More »

Maine's Senators Question Jeff Sessions About James Comey's Firing

Mr Comey also told Congress that Mr Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the President, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the USA and declared it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that ... Read More »

Suspected North Korean drone photographed US missile-defense site

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A USA missile defense site in South Korea was photographed by a North Korean drone last week, according to Seoul's Defense Ministry. THAAD , an anti-missile defense system aimed at defending against North Korean missiles, has been a contentious deployment in South Korea, as well as the region. Read More »

Donald Trump Ducks Answering If There Are Recordings with Comey

Mr Comey also has said Mr Sessions did not respond when he complained he did not "want to get time alone with the president again". "One hundred per cent", Mr Trump said. "You are going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer", he said a bit cryptically. Kasowitz also jumped on Comey's revelation that he had released details of his private conversations with the president, casting the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director as one of the "leakers" set on undermining ... Read More »

Bill Cosby Jury Examines His Deposition During Sexual Assault Deliberations

Cosby maintained in his deposition that he gave Constand the antihistamine Benadryl to relieve stress and had consensual relations, accusing her of lying. "She did not stop me". Judge Steven T. O'Neill read to them Monday night an excerpt from the deposition in which Cosby told Constand he had "three friends for you to make you relax" as he gave her pills that he said were herbal. Read More »

Casualties as Massive Fire Engulfs 27-storey London Tower Block

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Emergency services were contacted shortly before 1am in the capital, with 200 firefighters being deployed to the area along with 40 fire engines. "I can confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days". Read More »

Huge fire breaks out in London apartment building

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Trapped residents scream for help and hurl themselves from windows, as the huge inferno leaves at least one feared dead. Commissioner Dany Cotton calls the fire an "unprecedented incident" and says she has never seen anything on this scale in her 29-year career. Read More »

#LondonFire: Several injured, trapped in 27-storey tower block

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The cause of the fire remains unknown. No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire. The fire involved almost every floor of the 24-story building. One witness, Reo: " I was in my kitchen and heard smoke alarms ". It's been burning for several hours and has engulfed nearly all of the building. The fire broke out before daybreak local time Wednesday, when most of the building's residents would have still been in bed. Read More »

Trump says Comey not telling truth under oath

Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events? Trump was addressing reporters for the first time since Thursday's explosive testimony in which Comey branded the president a liar, and said he was sacked over his handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian election meddling. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn demands Theresa May's resignation as British Prime Minister

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Despite what is generally considered a humiliation, European Union President Donald Tusk took time to write May to congratulate her in the wake of the elections. This will mean, unfortunately, that the Prime Minister is likely to need to enter into an informal arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party . "That is always what I have tried to do in my time as a Member of Parliament. Read More »

Wages hit by higher inflation

The number of public sector workers is down 20,000 over the past year to 5.4 million. Now, household finances are under pressure again as the collapse in the pound since the Brexit vote - increasing the cost of imports - helps drive up inflation again. Read More »