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USA attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

Sessions rejected he'd misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing by saying he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. This raises questions as to how impartially he can exercise his role as the nation's chief law enforcement officer and whether he may still be in a position to influence the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Malaysia Airlines Passenger Tries To Enter Cockpit

But the plane returned to Melbourne after the operating captain was alerted by the cabin crew of the disruptive passenger , the airline said . He also reasoned that the delay in getting passengers off the plane was because of initial reports that there was possibly more than one offender and more than one explosive on board. Read More »

Giffords: 'Heart' with ex-colleagues, others after shooting

Six people died in that shooting, including Gabe Zimmerman , who served as Giffords's community outreach director. Officials with the U.S. Capitol Police, Alexandria Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation later confirmed five people, including Scalise and the shooter, were wounded and transported to local hospitals. Read More »

Britain's Hammond to push for United Kingdom to stay in EU customs union

That if Britain changes its mind it would find an open door", Guy Verhofstadt told the chamber. But like Alice in Wonderland, not all doors are the same. They were meant to begin on June 19 but look unlikely to now as May tries to reach a political deal to stay in office. Barnier has said he wants to wrap up a Brexit deal by October 2018 so it has time to get through national parliaments and the European Parliament in time for Britain's departure from the bloc at the end of March 2019. Read More »

Edward Gillespie wins Virginia's GOP primary for governor

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In his victory speech, Gillespie tried to play peacemaker and asked Stewart supporters to get behind him for the general election. Northam's campaign ran a more traditional campaign focused heavily on his biography - rural upbringing, Army veteran, pediatric neurologist - as well as his endorsements from key progressive groups that make up the Democratic base like teachers and abortion-rights groups. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane brace not enough for England in Paris

The Tottenham striker then pulled them level at 2-2 with a penalty but France , whon played for the last 43 minutes with only 10 men after Raphael Varane was sent off, were still the better team and the brilliant Dembele's winning goal 12 minutes from time was not more than France deserved. Read More »

Woman drops baby from window to escape London tower fir

A statement from the London Ambulance Service has confirmed that 30 patients have been taken to five hospitals. It said the causes of the fire would be fully investigated. Residents said refurbishment work had recently been carried out, with cladding on the outside of the structure and work on the gas supply. James Wood, a 32-year-old graphic designer who lives in an adjacent building, said he saw a woman at about the 13th floor holding a baby out a window until all hope of a rescue had ... Read More »

Grenade attack on Indian envoy's residential compound in Kabul, all safe

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No injuries or casualties have been reported so far in the incident. Delegates attend a gathering of 23 nations, the European Union, U.N. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meant to discuss security and political issues in the country, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul , Afghanistan , Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Read More »

Intel. Director Facing Senate Amid Claims of Trump Pressure

Sen. Angus King of ME, an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, picked up on Heinrich's questions, demanding a "legal justification" for why Rogers and Coats were not answering questions. Trump insisted Flynn hadn't done anything wrong by speaking with Russians but fired him because he misled Vice President Mike Flynn and "had other concerns about Flynn, which he did not then specify". Read More »

Six dead in London tower block fire, toll expected to rise

The ambulance service said it had sent more than 20 ambulance crews to the scene. Mr Cundy said it is likely to be some time before police can identify the victims, adding that it is too early to speculate on the cause of the fire. Edward Daffarn, a 55-year-old who lived on the building's 16th floor, said the fire alarm didn't ring. "Unfortunately, the Grenfell Action Group have reached the conclusion that only an incident that results in serious loss of life of KCTMO residents will ... Read More »

Kannur Brennan college magazine stokes controversy over alleged 'anti-national' content

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The college union is led by the Students Federation of India . Drawing that shows two people having sex behind the chairs when the National Anthem is being played on the screen has invited widespread criticism. The caricature of sexual abuse, according to students behind the magazine, just showed an empty theatre where the national anthem is playing, while a woman is being sexually abused on the streets, he said adding that it was misinterpreted as a woman being abused when the national ... Read More »

A Lot of People Unaccounted For After Tower Blaze

The Grenfell Action Group , a community organization, says it has repeatedly warned about the risk of fire at the building since 2013. Media reports said the 24-storey appeared it could collapse any time, with cladding already falling to the ground. Read More »

Six dead in London tower block fire

On Twitter, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire was declared a major incident; he and other city officials are spreading information about how survivors and families can find one another or report someone missing. "I thought it might be a auto alarm outside and saw the glow through the windows". The fire was on the outside, not the inside. "On the stairwells, the doors are not hermetically sealed fire doors", he said. Read More »

Police sub-inspector shoots himself dead in Telangana

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Prabhakar is the second Sub-Inspector to commit suicide at the same police station in 10 months. The police station falls under the Siddipet police commissionerate in the Gajwel assembly constituency represented by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Read More »

Three key questions Sessions didn't answer

Coons on Wednesday said he believes both Sessions and fired FBI Director James Comey should appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee , to which he belongs, as it has jurisdiction over the Department of Justice . The exchange raises questions about why Sessions , who showed little interest in Russian Federation while he was a senator, met with Kislyak at all during the election. Read More »

Police make new arrests after London and Manchester terror attacks

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A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts and a 33-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, police said. Separately, police investigating the London Bridge attack made three arrests in Ilford, also in east London , late Wednesday. So far, 21 people have been arrested as part of that investigation and 12 of them have been released without charge. Read More »

SNP hold North Ayrshire as election ends in hung parliament

In a general election full of unexpected twists, perhaps the biggest came north of the border where the Scottish National Party suffered heavy defeats ending their one-party hegemony. Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said the party had its best result in 20 years. Sturgeon put a positive spin on the losses, arguing her party was still likely to be the third-largest party in parliament, and the returns would still mean a strong showing for the SNP in Westminster. Read More »

MK Stalin, 86 DMK MLAs evicted from Tamil Nadu assembly

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The party MLAs later blocked traffic in front of the state assembly complex to protest against their eviction resulting in their detention. The speaker disallowed the discussion on the subject, saying he could not act on matters that were reported in media and shown on television. Read More »

Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement

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She was referring to statistics that Trump cited in announcing the USA withdrawal and which are disputed by environmentalists, according to a report in the Washington Post. "To say we [signed the accord] for money, I totally reject that", she said. Within only a few days, that number has soared to 211, all committing "to adopt, honor, and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals". Read More »

6 dead in London fire; figure expected to rise

Police earlier said they had been evacuating people from the building, and that a number of people were being treated for a wide range of injuries. Mr Cundy added: "Whilst we may have accessed every floor that is not the same as a full search of the whole building, and as I said while we now sadly have 12 fatalities, I do believe that figure will rise and sadly I don't anticipate that there will be further survivors". Read More »

India, Pakistan armies exchange fire along LoC in Poonch

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The Indian firing resulted in death of one civilian identified as 70-year-old Shabbir Khan in Polas Village in Chirikot Sector. Earlier on June 12, the Pakistan Army had violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Krishna Ghati sector. He hailed Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC for their determination against Indian brutalities and reiterated that Pakistan shall continue its support for right of self-determination to Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Read More »

Brexit talks to start next week but possibly not on June 19

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Brussels has warned that time is running out to start the talks on divorce terms and a future trade deal, with Britain set to leave the European Union come what may in March 2019. "The first bit of it - Brussels want to do the so-called divorce proceedings first - the first bit of that includes European citizens in the UK". Read More »