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Corbyn hails "gains in every nation and region" despite party's third defeat

There have also been suggestions that May could try to form an alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , whose controversial policies include stopping gay marriage, in order to form a government without a majority. In light of the fact that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Prime Minister to resign as she had sought a mandate and not got it, and has asserted that his party is ready to form the government (with the help of others), it remains to be seen ... Read More »

Massive fire engulfs high rise in London

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At least 30 people have been taken to hospitals. At least 50 people have been taken to hospitals across London , according to emergency services. One Grenfell resident told ITV News that no fire alarm had gone off on the 16th floor. "Fire on the ninth floor - that's wrong. From the windows, not the door", he said. "The smoke has just slowly engulfed them". "You couldn't see anything". Read More »

Comey giving FBI Trump memos: friend says

Comey testified that he told Sessions he was uncomfortable about meeting alone with the president, and Sessions merely shrugged as if to say, What can I do? Using all the skills in filibustering and diversion that he learned in years as an Alabama senator, the Attorney General appeared to escape the hearing without major political damage. Read More »

Number of fatalities reported afte fire engulfs London tower

She told reporters at the scene: "This is an unprecedented incident". The BBC's Andy Moore said the whole 24-storey block had been alight and there were fears the building might collapse. "They literally just jumped". "It was like something out of a disaster movie". No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire. Actor and writer Tim Downie, who lives nearby, said: "It's horrendous". Read More »

Russia Putin: Navalny urges people to join anti-corruption protests

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Baton-wielding riot police broke up an anti-government demonstration in Moscow on Monday and arrested over a hundred protesters after detaining Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as he tried to leave his home. But Navalny's patriotism has rubbed off on his flock, and chants of " Russia! " reverberated through the protest crowds. Young people were dragged out because they were wearing - or holding - various symbols of this grass-roots resistance - like training shoes wrapped around ... Read More »

Backed Syrian force launches battle to capture Raqqa

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The coalition began its air campaign against IS in Iraq in Aug 2014, expanding its operations to Syria the following month. The Kurdish YPG, part of the SDF , had told Reuters on Saturday that the assault on Raqqa was expected to start in a few days. Read More »

Britain May Have Been Handed A Chance To Remain In The EU

France's President Emmanuel Macron said the United Kingdom still has a chance to reverse its exit course. "But until negotiations come to an end, there is always a chance to reopen the door", Macron continued. Meanwhile Home Secretary Amber Rudd and French interior minister Gerard Collomb will meet in the coming days to drive the agenda forward. After their talks, May and Macron watched a friendly game of football between England and France where a minute's silence was held before kick-off ... Read More »

Tom Cotton Grills Jeff Sessions On Spy Novels

President Trump has recently expressed frustration with Sessions, who has come under pressure over his own Russian Federation contacts. "The people of this country expect an honest and transparent government and that is what we are giving them", Sessions said. Read More »

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

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Sessions told senators on Tuesday that he'd recused himself because he was part of Trump's campaign. The next major meeting for House and Senate Russia investigators is with Mueller himself, the first since he was appointed. The Senate Judiciary Committee is also trying to assert its place in the Russian Federation investigative. hierarchy. Comey declined to elaborate in an open setting. Read More »

Key takeaways from Sessions' testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a star player in two key controversies about the Trump administration: the investigation into the Trump campaign's connections with Russian Federation and whether the president improperly interfered in an FBI investigation. Read More »

Here's why people trapped in London apartment fire couldn't escape easily

Ambulances and fire trucks filled the streets around the building, which is located in a diverse, working class area of London . "If I'd fallen asleep, we would have all been dead ..." "When you live around here, you know people". Some residents said the official advice was that people should stay inside in the event of a fire. "I thought there was a row going on", he told CNN. Read More »

Britain could stay in EU, but only on poorer terms -Verhofstadt

A day after France and Germany both said Britain could reverse Brexit if it wanted, Verhofstadt said Britain's budget rebates and opt outs from European Union rules would disappear if it did so. UK Prime Minister Theresa May called for the early elections in mid-April to get a "stronger hand" in Brexit negotiations with the European Union but instead cost her party the overall majority in Parliament. Read More »

Flanagan vows to 'hold Brokenshire to account' in talks

Major warned that although Northern Ireland was a long way from returning to the violence that killed 3,600 people, he believed the peace process remained fragile almost two decades after a US -brokered 1998 peace agreement. Talks between the parties resumed Monday in a bid to end the political deadlock. She warned that a outcome of failing to re-establish a powersharing executive would be the return of direct rule, with decisions on devolved issues being taken by the London government. Read More »

Flag Day commemorates adoption of nation's colors

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In 1889, George Balch, a New York City Board of Education employee, determined that the flag could be a tool to teach American principles to the large number of foreign-born students; he developed a ritual with the flag and a pledge, predating Francis Belamy's Pledge of Allegiance: "I give my heart and my hand to my country - one country, one language, one flag". Read More »

Three-member BJP committee to meet Sonia Gandhi over Presidential election

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They added that senior BJP leaders Venkaiah Naidu and Rajnath Singh - part of the BJP's Presidential poll panel with Arun Jaitley - briefed PM Modi about the poll at a meeting on Wednesday with other senior party functionaries. Now, a candidate supported by 50 "electors" and seconded by another 50 can file a nomination. As President Pranab Mukherjee's term comes to an end on July 24, the Presidential election will be held on July 17. Read More »

SHOWDOWN: Sessions battles top Democratic senator over Comey's testimony

Below is the full exchange from Tuesday's hearing with Attorney General Sessions. He vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions. "Let me state this clearly: I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election". Read More »

More than 50 taken to hospitals after massive London high-rise blaze

Flames shot from windows all the way up the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington as more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. A plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) over the capital. "I went to my back bedroom, I thought if something was on fire I would see, and I was just speechless, the guy next door was screaming at people to get out of the building". Read More »

French Open 2017: Andy Murray, Marin Cilic Advance to 4th Round

More good news for the home fans at Roland Garros: they are guaranteed a quarterfinalist because Garcia plays Cornet next. I think my coach, he was watching his match, also. The biggest cheer of the match came when Basilashvili, a little-known 25-year-old ranked 63, finally won a game at 6-0 5-0. Murray, who was joined by 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round, did enough to keep his nose in front throughout the encounter, while del Potro was unable to reprise the ... Read More »

Gulf crisis seen widening split in Syria rebellion

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Djibouti government has been informed of the withdrawal, the ministry said. "And it was a Muslim country that did this". The United States should consider moving its air base out of Qatar, the Emirati ambassador to the US said Tuesday, encouraging the Trump administration to use its leverage to further pressure Qatar over alleged support for extremism. Read More »

Talks between UK PM May's Conservatives and N.Ireland's DUP restart

There were warnings she would have to soften her stance on Brexit , as the DUP have been adamant that they can not afford to leave the European Union without a deal as it would mean a return to a "hard border" with the Republic. The results of the election last week saw Labour gain 30 seats in the House of Commons, winning 262 seats in total. The EU meanwhile was preparing to unveil plans to give itself new powers over London's banking business after Brexit in a blow to the city's ... Read More »

Relentless Al Franken Just Dropped The Hammer And Called Out Jeff Sessions

Last week, FBI Director James Comey testified before the same committee about Russian interference, as well as his dealings with both Sessions and President Donald Trump. But he said Tuesday he anticipated the conflict of interest and effectively recused himself on his first day on the job, and was never briefed on the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Several killed as huge blaze engulfs London tower block

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Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. She said the cause was not yet known. Tamara Eastmond said a lot of people appeared to be unaccounted for. He says he has still not heard from his friends - two families, one of three and one of five, who live on the 18th floor. Read More »