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London high-rise fire: Unknown number dead, people trapped on upper floors

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People at the scene spoke of being unable to reach friends and family inside. So it was so dark in there it's incredible. (Picture: Google Maps)How many people live at Grenfell Tower? "ALL OUR WARNINGS FELL ON DEAF EARS and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time", the group said in a blog post on Wednesday , in which it linked to recent posts that flagged the authorities about the building's infrastructural risks. Read More »

Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony

Some believed Comey was hinting that Sessions' meeting with Russians was problematic and contributed to his recusal in the investigation. "I recused myself from any investigation into the campaigns for president, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", he said . Read More »

Emirati ambassador: US should rethink its air base in Qatar

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Kalin also said a Turkish military base in Qatar, set up before the regional spat, was established to ensure the security of the whole region and did not have an aim of any military action against any country. Egypt has long thought Qatar's support of Islamist groups Muslim Brotherhood was risky for their country. Observers believe that the crisis created serious crack in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Read More »

Brexit talks face delay after United Kingdom election shock

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She is forming a coalition with Northern Ireland's largest unionist party, the DUP, and securing the support of Tory backbenchers, while the European Union is still in the dark about the UK's specific negotiating positions. "She is fine, she is getting on the with the job", Davis said when asked how May was. European Union leaders question how any British government could persuade voters to accept such an outcome and so would be wary of starting down the path of negotiating it for fear of ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee

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Senators are also expected to ask Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey. Sessions denied any collusion with Russian Federation to meddle in the USA presidential election, saying the accusations are "scurrilous", " appalling ", "detestable". Read More »

Jeff Sessions denies secret meeting with Russians

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First he claimed that "consistent with longstanding Department of Justice practice, I can not and will not violate my duty to protect confidential communications with the president". Democratic senators pressed Sessions on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing. Read More »

Bill Cosby case handed to jury

It was read to them by the judge. The defense rested Monday afternoon and his attorney called the plaintiff, Andrea Constand , a liar in a almost two-hour closing argument. Judge Steven O'Neill shot down the defence's bid to call a second witness, a woman who worked with Constand at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University . Read More »

Finland's Populist Party Splits After Election of Anti-Migrant Leader

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But in a surprise move, 20 of the Finns Party's 37 members of parliament announced they were breaking away to form a more moderate faction, called New Alternative, which was willing to govern in Sipila's coalition. The populist, euroskeptic party in Finland's three-party government broke in two Tuesday, days after its election of a new leader threatened to spell the end of the coalition. Read More »

Sony unveils new 'Spider-man' game in Los Angeles expo

This standalone spin-off game is looking just as awesome as any of the main titles in the series. Although previously announced that Death Stranding would not be at E3 from the head of Kojima Productions himself Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding is a game that is in the forefront of everyone's minds. Read More »

Donald Trump's son seems to confirm James Comey's account of Flynn investigation

Trump made the remarks while responding to questions on Comey's explosive testimony in which he accused the president of trying to stop a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the United States elections a year ago. "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible ", Trump tweeted. While the agency said they did not posses either, that does not preclude the possibility that other individuals or agencies recorded White House ... Read More »

Sessions Denies Third Meeting With Russian Ambassador

Sessions refused to say if he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he would not disclose private communications with the president. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said. Read More »

Coleman keeps faith despite Wales' fifth draw in a row

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Wales remain four points off the top in third place but they know they will probably have to win their four remaining matches to give themselves a chance of heading to Russian Federation next summer. Wales has not reached a World Cup since 1958 and it remains four points shy of its opponent at the Group D summit after goals from Aaron Ramsey and Mitrovic. Read More »

9th Circuit Court Upholds freeze on Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0

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Some critics reacted to the court's decision stating that the move has no national security validation for the court to order a travel ban on discrimination basis. He also is reiterating the Trump administration's argument that the ban isn't based on religion, but safety concerns. President Trump has also tweeted that his administration would start implementing tougher vetting measures on those who want to visit U.S., adding that the courts are taking the matter too slow. Read More »

Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

And he's also not being really honest about what the question was that he was asked and that he just didn't answer the question I asked but rather chose to say that he hadn't met with Russians . Richard Burr's (R-N.C.) own two cents, who was quick to let both Harris and McCain know who ran the show. Today, Sessions says his January testimony came in the context of a specific breaking news story that Franken had asked about. Read More »

Americans trust Comey over Trump following his 'prevalent' leaks

Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one". 'I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible , ' he tweeted . "I would be fine with issuing a subpoena, but that most likely would come from the special counsel's office", Collins told CNN . Read More »

London fire: People screaming, trapped in Grenfell Tower inferno

The BBC reported that a political deal between the government of Prime Minister Theresa May and a small Northern Irish party could be delayed because of the aftermath of the fire. "They were trapped. They couldn't come downstairs, especially from the top floor. people have been burned", a witness identified as Daniel told BBC Radio London . Read More »

US Congress may issue subpoenas as Trump dodges questions about Comey 'tapes'

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Comey had been leading an FBI investigation into several Trump aides and their contacts with the Russian government ─ which USA intelligence agencies say tried to tilt the 2016 election in Trump's favour ─ before being fired. "I hardly know the man". I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. Mueller will likely seek to determine whether anyone on the White House staff discussed what Trump was going to say to, or do with, Comey. Read More »

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

The attorney general will also face questions about whether he met Kislyak on a third occasion. "Sen. Heinrich, I'm not able to share with this committee private communications - " Sessions said , before Heinrich cut him off. When asked whether this DOJ custom had a written source, a DOJ official pointed CNN to two 1982 memoranda. The three-hour appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee was perhaps the most flagrant example of the efforts ... Read More »

Five key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony

Sessions' June 13 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee was the latest in a series of dramatic congressional hearings that have gripped Washington for weeks now and helped hobble President Donald Trump's administration. Democratic senators have seized on the possibility of a third meeting to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador. Read More »

Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' interview with Oliver Stone on Putin

However, Stone went on to say he had to be polite and respectful and that Putin knew he would give him a fair hearing. Stone was granted unprecedented access to both Putin's professional and personal worlds, and interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times over the course of two years, most recently in February following the USA presidential elections. Read More »

Sessions Calls Collusion Speculation 'Detestable,' Professes 'Confidence' in Mueller

President Donald Trump's domestic agenda. And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations". "I was your colleague in this body for 20 years", Sessions said. "I think the best thing to do is to let Robert Mueller do his job", he said. Read More »

Comey testimony confirms Trump is still his own worst enemy

Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign. Read More »