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Jurors in Cosby's sex-assault trial start deliberations

Prosecutors will give their closing argument Monday afternoon. Cosby said before the trial that he did not plan to testify because of what could happen on cross-examination. "Can we stop this?" She said Cosby gave her three pills and wine before touching her breasts, putting his fingers in her vagina and putting her hand on his erect penis after she sought his advice about moving to Canada and switching careers. Read More »

Some Republicans see lesson in rollback of Kansas tax cuts

A bill to replace funding for Medicaid and the Kansas mental health system lost to budget-balancing cuts a year ago is headed to Gov. Sam Brownback. "I hope we can be a bellwether for the nation because I think there are a lot of parallels". "We're going to have long-term negative consequences for the economy of this state, for the people of Kansas ", Brownback told reporters. Read More »

Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

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May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in last Thursday's snap general election , unleashing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union, which are set to start next Monday. Tom Watson, the party's deputy leader, was cheered when he said that former SNP leader Alex Salmond's defeat in Banff was the "Portillio moment of the night", referring to former Tory defence minister Michael Portillo's defeat by a relatively unknown Labour candidate ... Read More »

Huge fire breaks out in London building

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One side of the building appeared to be in flames, and 45 fire engines and 200 firefighters were called to the scene. Another witness said a family friend was "stuck on the eighth floor with her 5-year-old daughter" until 5 a.m., nearly four hours after the fire broke out. Read More »

Theresa May's two closest advisers resign following election results

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Timothy and Hill were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to make them pay more for long-term care. For all the love of a hierarchy, the chiefs treated cabinet members exactly the same rude, abusive, childish behaviour. Writing in The Times newspaper on Saturday, she said: 'What I could never work out was whether Mrs May condoned their behaviour and turned a blind eye or didn't understand ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation

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He also has vented frustration to aides on Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision that led to Rosenstein's appointment of a special counsel, Robert S. He added later: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause", which he said he would have to put in writing. "I'm not talking about the campaign, I'm talking about what the Russians did", King responded. Read More »

Britain in political chaos after election shock, uncertainty over Brexit talks

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He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year. The snap election, which Theresa May hoped would bolster her bargaining position in inchoate Brexit talks , surprised in many ways. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he hoped there would be no further delays, and that the result of the United Kingdom general election would not have a "major impact on the negotiations we are desperately waiting for". Read More »

Attorney General Denies Improper Meetings with Russians

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Trump has suggested there might be tapes of his encounters with Comey; Comey said last week that "lordy" he hopes there are. In fact, Comey earned the widespread loyalty from the FBI rank-and-file by visiting field offices to hear and resolve grievances, although his handling of the Clinton investigation was another matter. Read More »

Fatalities in London high-rise fire

Some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire , while the block's residents association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire . "Our advice has always been if there is a fire stay in your flat, but if we had stayed in that flat we would have been perished". "I always open my windows and I heard some unusual noises outside", she said. Read More »

South Korea's Moon names former navy chief as defence minister

Moreover, just 5,233 companies within China either import goods from or export goods to the North, compared to some 67,163 Chinese firms exporting to South Korea , the report said , making it easier to target specific firms that may be helping the country violate sanctions. Read More »

President Trump tweets condolences to victims of Pulse shooting

It will overlap with the exact time that gunman Omar Mateen began firing shots - a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016. Actor John Lithgow said he felt that America was in a "strangely retrograde time". Today I can pretty much do nearly anything I did before so I have my mobility and freedom so I can't same the same for others. Erin Anderson and Jeannine Williams are both Orlando residents who came by in observance. Read More »

Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel, spokeswoman says

CORNISH: The other big topic along those lines was about James Comey's firing. And he said, I was only recused from Russian Federation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the USA or conversations with any Russian officials about the US election that sent Donald Trump to the White House. Read More »

Global reaction to British election

Labour increased its tally from 232 in 2015 to 261, building on a resurgence led by its leader, Jeremy Corbyn . The final result was announced nearly 24 hours after polls closed. Corbyn's case for having an opportunity to try to form a government able to command the support of a majority in the house of commons in the event of May failing to do so would have been greatly strengthened if he had been actively seeking the conditional support, on a "confidence and supply" basis, of the other ... Read More »

Macron's Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

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The electorate returns to the polls next Sunday for the second round but it's predicted that Macron will handsomely win the 289 seats needed for a majority in the 577-seat National Assembly, with Le Figaro projecting that En Marche will likely finish with between 400 and 440 seats. Read More »

Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

USA intelligence agencies believe that Russian Federation interfered in the election in order to help Republican President Donald Trump get elected. Sessions confirmed Comey's account, but he placed less emphasis on the Trump-Comey meeting. He is set to testify hours after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared in the Senate and said he's seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller , the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions explains why he recused himself from Trump campaign-related investigations

Sessions repeatedly refused to discuss private conversations with Trump on a wide variety of topics. However, 48 percent of Americans who voted for Trump said they strongly approved of him, up 3 points from the prior survey and up 6 points from mid-May, when his base support bottomed out amid coverage of the reasons behind Comey's ouster and a reported classified intelligence leak to Russian officials. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

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Comey testified that after what he called a "disturbing" private talk with Trump, he went to Sessions. "Cotton", he said. "It's just like 'Through the Looking Glass.' I mean, what is this?" Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, fiercely maintaining he did nothing wrong in meeting twice with the Russian ambassador to the USA during President Trump's 2016 campaign and also infuriating Democrats by refusing to detail any conversations he ... Read More »

Lufthansa Will Bulk Up Munich Hub

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Separately, Lufthansa said it will reintroduce the Munich-Singapore route with 5X-weekly flights, from summer 2018. The airline will be the second to fly the route. Lufthansa also said Tuesday that it would up the frequency of its Munich-Chicago service from daily to 10 per week in summer 2018. Lufthansa also selected Munich to base the first of 25 ordered Rolls-Royce Trent-powered Airbus A350 XWBs . Read More »

British PM May apologises to her MPs for election 'mess'

European Union officials said they were ready to talk now and handed Robbins texts of their position on two priority issues - rights for European Union citizens in Britain and London's financial obligations on departure. A deal between the government and the Democratic Unionist party will not be announced on Wednesday because of the calamitous fire that engulfed a tower block in west London . Read More »

Grenfell Tower Fire: Resident Doesn't Know If Family Has Escaped

The blaze started around 1 a.m. London time, and smoke was still pouring from the building hours later. A " number of fatalities " have been confirmed following the blaze at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington. "We've complained to council", said Edward Daffarn, 55, who said nothing had been done to improve safety. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Read More »

Sessions says has no knowledge Trump-Russia collusion

Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee. "There are none, Senator Wyden, there are none", Sessions insisted, his voice rising. Not only is there no evidence that Trump personally colluded with Russians or ordered anyone to collude with Russians, there's now evidence that he hasn't been under personal investigation by the FBI. Read More »

Magnitude 6.9 quake reported near Tajumulco, Guatemala

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The agency said the tremor struck 111km (69 miles) below the surface. Volunteer firefighter Julio Sanchez said the man, who was passing by the church when the natural disaster struck, was receiving care. The quake swayed buildings in the capital waking residents, but not causing damage. Chiapas Governor Manuel Velasco said an investigation is underway to determine whether there are any casualties. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs 27-storey building in West London

It is not yet known what caused the fire but reports suggest it could be an electrical fault and witnesses possibly an exploding fridge. Some residents were seen using bedsheets to make their escape from the tower block. We kindly ask that the public stay away from the area. "The smoke has just slowly engulfed them". "It was like something out of a disaster movie". Read More »

US Attorney General Denies Collusion With Russian Officials In Tense Senate Hearing

When Harris doubled down, asking Sessions about the policy that allowed him to refuse to answer a number of questions that had come up during the hearing, McCain jumped in. Despite that recusal, he was involved in Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the Russian Federation probe. If Trump moved to remove Mueller, it would spark a massive uproar in Congress: outrage among Democrats and a deep concern among Republicans. Read More »