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Firefighters yet to fully search London tower destroyed by fire

More than 70 people are in hospital, with 18 in critical care, and the toll is expected to rise. But the shock at its scale turned to anger and recriminations on Thursday. Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love", he wrote on Instagram. "We tried to go back, but it was all black, so I had to come out of the building", Wahbi added. Read More »

Trump under investigation over Comey firing

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Sessions declined to comment on those reports , stating only that he had "confidence" in Mueller and would not be involved in any effort, should it arise, to fire the special counsel . According to the Washington Post , special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is looking at Trump for obstruction and at Trump associates for "possible financial crimes ". Read More »

Brexit: UK and European Union negotiations to start on Monday

About two hours after the talks began, May emerged from 10 Downing Street without saying anything and left in a vehicle. "If there are difficulties with the Northern Ireland executive or with any one of a number of things that might well arise during the Brexit negotiations, it's very important that there's an honest broker - and the only honest broker can be the United Kingdom government", Major said. Read More »

17 dead in London tower fire, police confirm

On Thursday, debris continued to fall from the 24-floor tower's dark skeleton as the acrid smell of burnt plastic wafted in the wind after a fire in which at least 17 people lost their lives. The Queen and Prince Philip also paid tribute to the emergency services for their " bravery " and putting other people's lives ahead of their own. Firefighters have extinguished the last of the flames at the 24-story and are now working to make the building safe so they can continue the search for more ... Read More »

House GOP Leader Shot, Others Injured

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The attacker was shot by police and later died. He was shot in the calf by gunman James Hodgkinson, but managed to scramble to a dugout, where he hid with Williams and other members of Congress . Scalise is in stable condition. "Dorothy and I are shocked and deeply saddened by this frightful act of violence against members of Congress, law enforcement and other innocent people who were simply enjoying an early morning baseball practice". Read More »

Donald Trump: Obstruction Of Justice Allegations Part Of 'Witch Hunt'

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The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice , The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening. In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again. Sarah Isgur Flores, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department announced that the Justice Department analyzed the intelligence material in an ... Read More »

Putin offers Comey political asylum in acerbic remarks

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The offer, made with Putin's trademark sardonic humour, came as the Russian president poured scorn on Comey for his role in a row in Washington over alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. He is widely expected to seek another six-year term in the March 2018 vote, but he hasn't declared his intentions. One message said simply: "Goodbye, Vladimir Vladimirovich". Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

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He said he never met with, or had conversations with, Russians about election interference. "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected with the Trump campaign". In announcing Comey's dismissal last month, Trump initially said he was acting on the recommendations of Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Read More »

Following Virginia Shooting, Lawmakers Feel Even More Under Threat

Scalise, the third-ranking GOP whip in the House, was shot in the hip and listed in critical condition after surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton, the manager of the Republicans' team, recalled in an emotional news conference that his son was "at practice this morning, and he had 25 dads". Read More »

Myanmar military plane missing; search ongoing

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The four-engine Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft had left Myeik, also known as Mergui, heading for Yangon on a route over the Andaman Sea . He further added that the weather was not clear at the time when the plane took off. The aircraft had logged 809 flight hours before this flight and had been recently purchased. Debris of the plane carrying soldiers and family members was found were found in the Andaman Sea. Read More »

May to meet Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader on Thursday - Sinn Fein

Macron said the door was "always open" for Britain to remain in the European Union as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished. "We are continuing to have talks, but today as you will imagine, there has been a real focus on this awful tragedy in London", she said in a televised statement. Read More »

Trump says Scalise condition 'difficult'

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We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. CBS News reports Rep. Steve Scalise (R) of Louisiana was shot in the hip while he was standing on second base fielding balls. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him", Trump tweeted . Hodgkinson had raged against Trump on social media and was a member of anti-Republican groups on Facebook including, "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and " Donald Trump is not my President", a search of his Facebook ... Read More »

Donald Trump visits wounded congressman in hospital

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Mr Spicer said the president was also briefed by Mr Scalise's medical team, met Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle during the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, and thanked police who gathered at the hospital. Alexandria police chief Michael Brown told reporters that five people "were medically transported from the scene" but would not immediately release information on their identities. Read More »

UK PM orders public inquiry into tower fire

More than 200 firefighters worked through the night and parts of the building were still seen as being unsafe. As the heavy black smoke from the fire cleared Thursday, the huge burned-out hulk of Grenfell loomed over London's working-class, multi-ethnic North Kensington neighbourhood. Read More »

Donald Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

It is, of course, very possible that the removal of Mueller would constitute a breaking point for congressional Republicans. The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice , officials said. Read More »

Macron in Morocco to discuss Libya, Qatar crisis

Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince MoulayRachid, Princess Lalla Salma and Princess LallaOumKeltoum were in attendance. Regarding the Gulf crisis, the French head of State stressed that both Morocco and France are concerned and endeavor to defuse the crisis. Read More »

Delay to Reopening UK Parliament May Herald Conservative-DUP Deal

European Union officials are itching to start Brexit talks, but Prime Minister Theresa May is distracted by negotiations over the make-up of the new British government. Meanwhile, EU figures are also looking on with cynicism as May struggles to form an alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists to strengthen her government. Read More »

London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors

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Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave an update on the victims Thursday morning. Police say that 17 people died in the fire and that figure is expected to rise significantly. May faced further delays in forming her new government after a failed election gamble when her would-be allies said their agreement would be put back following the blaze. Read More »

DC shooter campaigned in the Quad-Cities for Sanders

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We got little kids here. Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News in the U.S. that her husband has been living in Alexandria , Virginia, for the past two months. The charges were dismissed later that year, according to the court clerk. Colleagues said Scalise dragged himself away from the infield leaving a trail of blood as they rushed to his assistance. Read More »

Cubans now face same deportation risk as other immigrants

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If President Donald Trump takes his cue from opponents of new and open relations with Cuba, he will decry how an influx of US visitors there is filling the coffers of the Communist nation's military. The worldwide watchdog group Human Rights Watch , in its most recent annual update , said, "The Cuban government continues to repress dissent and punish public criticism", using beatings and job termination to try to silence its critics. Read More »

US lawmaker, 3 others shot in Virginia; gunman killed

Mr Sanders said he condemned the violence "in the strongest possible terms". Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot , Flake said. During an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront", Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer was asked if he thought the team was targeted because they were Republicans, to which he replied "I believe we were", before pleading with the country to come together after this tragedy. Read More »

White House denies Trump wants to oust Mueller

Former FBI director James Comey , in his testimony last week , quite clearly was laying the factual predicate for a possible obstruction charge - detailing Trump's efforts to persuade Comey to drop the investigation of Michael T. I can tell you that for absolute certainty. Sessions refused to say whether he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump , arguing that he could not disclose private communications with the president . Read More »