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New York area lawmakers react to Alexandria shooting

According to local police, the gunman had been taken into custody and was "not a threat" any more. CNN reports Hodgkinson, who was sacked on by police, was transported to George Washington Hospital in critical condition. Trump says he and the vice president are "deeply saddened" by the news of the shooting. I am thankful to Capitol Police and our first responders who were able to rapidly respond, contain the shooter, and tend to the injured. Read More »

Gulf states must respect rights in Qatar row — UN's Zeid

Qatar denies the allegations. Al Jazeera on June 8 reported a massive cross-platform cyberattack. Meanwhile, Kuwait is acting as a mediator to resolve the crisis and Qatar has agreed to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states . " This decision was made in conformity with Islamic precepts that call for solidarity and mutual aid between Muslim people, notably during the holy month of Ramadan ", the Moroccan foreign ministry said in a statement. Read More »

John Major warns against Tory deal with DUP

DUP leader Arlene Foster has told Sinn Fein leaders if they are concerned about her party's enhanced influence at Westminster they should move to restore devolution at Stormont. The dispute has prompted renewed calls for a chairman from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to be appointed. But Major, who was leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister between 1990 and 1997, said he was "wary" and "dubious" of any deal with the DUP at a time where talks are about to resume on the ... Read More »

Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti, Eritrea border

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Zarif also called on countries in the region to establish a regional forum to resolve conflicts. He was referring to last week's decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, which is accused of supporting "terrorism", destabilising the region and having close ties with Iran. Read More »

May's deal with the DUP likely to be delayed

Whatever her ultimate plan, she will be heavily reliant upon the 10 lawmakers from the eurosceptic DUP, who would help her edge past the 326 votes needed in parliament to avoid the government collapsing. Theresa May has admitted responsibility for the Conservative Party's disastrous election result, telling her backbench MPs: "I got us into this mess, and I'm going get us out". Read More »

Texas Rep. Joe Barton, son witnessed shooting at Virginia baseball field

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Scalise was one of several people shot at the practice, where it is believed a single gunman fired as many as 50 shots at lawmakers and aides who scrambled for cover. "Again, I just want to thank the security detail because they saved our lives", Barton said. Barton estimated the exchange lasted between 5 and 10 minutes. Read More »

Congressmen, police heroically responded to Alexandria shooting

A Capitol Hill police chief said the officers are in good condition. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (Alabama) said he was on deck at the practice when the shooting occurred. "The quick action of Majority Whip Steve Scalise's protection detail saved many lives this morning", Brady said in a written statement. Flake says Scalise was playing second base at a congressional baseball practice when he was shot by a man standing off the third-base side of the field. Read More »

Shooting in Virginia: What we know

Rep. Lloyd Smucker, another Berks County congressman. Five wounded people , including the suspect, were taken to area hospitals for treatment, the police said. "He was a sitting duck". Texas Rep. Roger Williams's aide Zack Barth, U.S. Capitol Police officers and an employee of Tyson Foods Inc. are among those wounded in the shooting, according to The Associated Press . Read More »

The Biggest Revelation From Sessions' Testimony Has Nothing To Do With Comey

Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign . He may face questions about new comments on Monday by a Trump confidante who suggested that the president was considering firing Robert Mueller, a special counsel with sweeping powers whom the Justice Department appointed to lead an independent Trump-Russia probe. Read More »

Oil Export Conflict Expands To Libya

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The statement came after authorities in eastern Libya threatened to block operations by Glencore, in which Qatar Holding owns a stake and which has a contract with the NOC to lift oil from the eastern port of Marsa al-Hariga. It is now faced with economic isolation after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with it last week. This move puts Libya at risk of an increase in instability, as it has been struggling to fix oil output and exports after the country ... Read More »

May to talk with NI parties amid concerns over DUP deal

He added: "The danger is that however much any government tries they will not be seen to be impartial if they are locked into a parliamentary deal at Westminster with one of the Northern Ireland parties and you never know in what unpredictable way events will turn out and we can not know if that impartiality is going to be crucial at some stage in the future". Read More »

Sessions Avoids Senate Intel Committee Questions Without Legal Reasons - Senator

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Sessions recused himself in March following reports that he had twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 US presidential campaign. And when asked , I said that to the president". "While he did not provide me with any of the substance of his conversation with the president, Mr Comey expressed concern about the proper communications protocol with the White House and with the president", Sessions said. Read More »

Baby dropped from window of burning London tower

I could hear them screaming for their lives. Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. "We saw the flame enter his flat and (overcome) him". Hang a towel or similar item out of the window to let Firefighters know your location when they arrive. "There's a fireman shouting "get down the stairs", one of the block's residents, Michael Paramasivan, told BBC radio. Read More »

Greece woos new Macedonia government, insists on name change

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Greece is promising Macedonia's new government closer ties but insists a decades-old name dispute should be resolved before it would back future membership of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union . "That is the prerequisite and I believe we must, and can, work towards a good compromise benefiting both sides", he said, adding that both countries must continue the process to improve relations. Read More »

Congressmen at GOP Baseball Shooting Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

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Paul was near the batting cage in right field at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at Republican members of Congress and their staffers. "We were picked up by a vehicle driving by that had a congressional staffer (inside). and left the scene at that point", Paul said. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, was shot in the hip. Read More »

The Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP) Director Acquires $250481.10 in Stock

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Vaughan David Investments Inc who had been investing in Amgen Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $121.53B market cap company. About 372,770 shares traded. Also, Director Brad W. Buss acquired 1,200 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 31st. Karaboutis Adriana had bought 367 shares worth $49,648. Read More »

Family seek 12-year-old girl missing after Grenfell Tower fire

Fire chiefs said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the blaze. His uncle, who lives on the 23rd floor of the 24-storey building, is still missing. Up until now the London Fire Brigade have said they could not confirm casualty numbers but that their personnel were continuing to search the building. Read More »

Trump thinking about firing special counsel Mueller

Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan urged the White House to let Mueller's investigation play out. The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen. Even before Ruddy's remarks Monday, other prominent Republicans had been questioning Mueller's mandate and his fitness to carry it out. Trump defied conventional wisdom last month when he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey after allegedly entreating Comey to back away from the FBI's Russian ... Read More »

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

President Donald Trump is calling for unity after a shooting that injured a top House Republican leader. Several other people were also wounded, officials said . He also wrote frequent letters to his hometown newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. Read More »

At least 6 killed, dozens injured in massive London high-rise blaze

The scent of acrid smoke hung in the air. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said the fire is "unprecedented". Firefighters rescued large numbers of people - some of them in their pyjamas - from the 43-year-old block, a low rent housing estate which overlooks up-scale parts of the Kensington area. Read More »

Death toll from London tower block fire rises to 12

Other witnesses spoke of people trying to construct makeshift ropes out of bedsheets to try to escape the flames. "People have been bringing water, clothes, anything they've got to help, out to the cordon". "She is now breaking her heart", he added. The 24-storey block of flats in north Kensington was engulfed in flames and forced some residents to jump out of windows, while others were trapped. Read More »

Steve Scalise is the 9th sitting member of Congress to be shot

It's my breaking point. "And what that rhetoric and that hatefulness has led to is member is Congress, I believe, having to dodge bullets today at a baseball practice for a game that we play for charity". The statement says that before the surgery Scalise was "in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone". But he said the country needs to take ratchet down the political discourse. Read More »

24-story residential tower catches fire in west London

While the fire brigade has said it's too early to say anything about the cause of the fire that has led to a number of casualties, attention has begun to focus on the state of the building, which had recently been refurbished, and in particular to a new exterior cladding system to improve insulation and its appearance. Read More »