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May keeps mum after DUP talks

As the Conservative Party digested the loss of its majority in last week's election, government officials suggested both the announcement of the prime minister's agenda, known as the Queen's Speech, and talks over Britain's divorce from the European Union could be postponed. Read More »

Raging fire engulfs London apartment block

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The London Ambulance Service said it had taken more than 50 patients to five different hospitals across the British capital. Police officials said that they had started an evacuation of the block and the neighboring buildings, adding some people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. Read More »

Donald Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on James Comey

Mr Comey also claimed he took memos of his meetings with the president as he was concerned Mr Trump may lie about what was discussed. Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so did the president, in a series of teases. Read More »

Under pressure to soften Brexit, May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

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The Conservatives are having to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority in the June 8 snap general election. Mr Corbyn warned against a "coalition of chaos" between the Conservatives and the DUP and said Labour was ready to provide "strong and stable leadership", mocking two slogans used by Mrs May during the campaign . Read More »

Massive fire at 27-storey apartment in West London

Pictures from the scene showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed residents looking out of windows. I have over 200 of my firefighters and officers attending this incident, with 40 fire engines and a range of specialist vehicles, including 14 fire rescue units. Read More »

David Cameron says United Kingdom election ups pressure for softer Brexit

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Speaking about Scottish Conservative MP, Ruth Davidson he said that 13 where elected into Parliamnet. "I think most of the Scottish Conservatives will want to see perhaps some changes with the policy going forward". A potential announcement on the deal could be delayed until next week due to diary commitments of both leaders, the BBC reported, as well as the horrendous Grenfell Tower fire in west London , which killed at least six several people on Wednesday. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate intelligence committee: 4 key takeaways

Earlier, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey. "I responded to his comments by agreeing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policies regarding appropriate contact with the White House". Read More »

Trump Hands Comey a New Weapon

He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the election and colluded with Trump's campaign. Trump responded Friday by saying Comey was a liar. "Mr Trump also seized on Mr Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos documenting his conversations with the President to a reporter: ".and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" he tweeted . Read More »

Trump calls Comey cowardly for leaks

In a closed-door hearing that followed his public testimony Thursday, Comey reportedly told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. Trump sent a tweet at 6:10 a.m. ET that also criticized Comey for his admission that he leaked information to the media via an intermediary in an effort to force the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of collusion during the 2016 election cycle between Trump campaign officials and Russian officials. Read More »

Multiple fatalities as fire engulfs tower block trapping residents in flames

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Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London , Britain June 14, 2017 . The fire continued to burn into Wednesday morning. Some were reported to have attempted to use bin bags as makeshift parachutes. London Mayor Khan said questions will need to be answered following the deadly blaze. Read More »

Conservatives Lose Majority In UK Snap Election

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Looking tense as she delivered remarks after being re-elected to her Maidenhead constituency, 30 miles west of London , May said , "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the result the Conservative Party will ensure that we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability ". Read More »

Fatalities confirmed in massive London building fire

Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton called it an "unprecedented incident" unlike anything she had seen in her 29-year career as a firefighter. About 600 people were believed to have been inside the tower's 120 flats when the blaze ripped through the building. Read More »

Tory, DUP deal to be delayed because of London fire

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But First Secretary of State Damian Green said he could not confirm the Queen's Speech will proceed as planned on 19 June. One senior pro-EU lawmaker who attended a party meeting with May - and who herself opposed Brexit a year ago - said the prime minister told them she wanted to build a "consensus" on how to pull out of current arrangements with Britain's main trading partner."She recognised the different views in the party on Brexit and she also recognised the need to not just reflect the ... Read More »

UK Election Result - The Corbyn Factor

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After House Speaker John Bercow was re-elected without challenge, a chastened May quipped: "At least someone got a landslide". Mrs May met lawmakers from her Conservative Party yesterday to convince them that she should remain as leader after some had called for her to quit, following her lacklustre campaign and decision to call the election in the first place. Read More »

More than 50 people injured in London tower block fire - ambulance service

She claimed she had seen "a lot of people jumping out that basically didn't make it". He told Sky News: "There was no alarm, there was no bell, there was no sense of urgency". "A gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby". "We have taken 30 patients to five hospitals", London Ambulance Service said. But the situation faced at Grenfell Tower in London presented an extremely hard situation, Mr Parkin says, because the fire was able to spread so rapidly, and appeared to ... Read More »

Georgia police hunt escaped inmates after two guards killed

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Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Rowe and Dubose then carjacked a getaway auto and fled, armed with the officers'.40-caliber Glock pistols. The inmates were on a prison bus traveling on State Route 16 in Putnam County, when they overpowered the correctional officers on board, officials said. Read More »

Sessions says suggestions he worked with Russia an "appalling lie"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has heatedly denied he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions , particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Sessions: No collusion, no stonewalling, no recall

Sessions kicked off his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee by asserting that he had "never met with or had any conversations with any Russians" about interference in the 2016 presidential race. But he denied any substantive discussion with Kislyak at a third encounter, at an April 27, 2016 reception for Trump at Washington's Mayflower Hotel. Read More »

US attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

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On Comey's accusations that Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Bharara said "no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction" of justice. Trump at first maintained Comey had been fired as a result of discontent among the FBI agents he supervised, but a day later admitted that he fired the FBI chief as a effect of the bureau's investigation of Russian meddling in USA politics. Read More »