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At Trump's Cabinet meeting, flattery is flavour of the day

When Comey testified, there was nobody carrying water for the White House on the Senate Russia probe - even though half of the panel is comprised of Senate Republicans. His reaction comes amid reports that United States president Donald Trump is considering sacking the man appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

North Korea threatens to strike New York

North Korea is likely still several years away from a reliable ICBM, but it is checking off a number of key boxes in the research and development process. The launch followed the departure of the US aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan from the region after conducting joint exercises with allies South Korea and Japan. Read More »

Teens rescued after three days trapped in Paris catacombs

Police said teams of rescuers, including climbers and sniffer dogs, set out to search for the youths and found them beneath southern Paris a few hours later suffering from slight hypothermia. Entering the other galleries has been against the law since 1955, but daredevil school children, explorers and alternative partygoers are known to access them through secret entrance points. Read More »

Congressmen Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

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The official, who was not authorized to speak by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, also says the FBI is taking over the investigation, which is standard protocol in attacks involving federal officials such as a congressman. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among the shooting victims, and he is in stable condition. After his victory, Scalise told reporters that his goal would be to pull Republican leadership "as far to the right" as possible. Read More »

US Republican Congress Members Targeted by Gunman in Virginia

That resident, Benjamin Childers, added, "We had three members of Congress [who] took shelter in our apartment". The Washington Post earlier identified him as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. The crime scene was growing as of mid-morning. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Read More »

Redesigned pride flag recognizes LGBT people of color

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Following the release of the damming report, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney vowed to stand up against further discrimination in his city . The annual Limerick LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, July 15, will bring some pizzazz, music and colour to Limerick City Centre, gathering at City Hall at 1.30pm the Parade will make its way at 2.30pm sharp up O'Connell Street, across Mallow Street to Henry Street, past Arthurs Quay Park and returning to City Hall. Read More »

WRAPUP 2-Turkey says Gulf Arab rift damages Muslim world

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Can diplomacy solve the crisis in the Gulf? Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Egypt announced Monday they were cutting off all diplomatic relations with Qatar, citing national security concerns. "We will spend the night in Qatar with meetings and a working program". Asserting that the countries now imposing the sanctions had tried to neutralize attempts at mediation from the outset, Al Shafi said: "Their attitude shows they are not in favor of dialogue or ... Read More »

Top Republican Scalise wounded in shooting

Please keep @ SteveScalise , the staff, and Capitol Police who were there in your prayers. Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen, D-Nev., tweeted a photo of the team praying for the safety of their colleagues. Trump says, "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Virginia public safety officials are coordinating with local responders and we will continue to monitor this situation and make every resource available". Read More »

Tim Farron quits as leader of Liberal Democrats

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He said he should have dealt "more wisely" with questions relating to his faith during the election campaign, including his views on gay sex. JO SWINSON has been installed as the bookies' favourite to replace outgoing Lib Dem leader Tim Farron . Read More »

After Sessions, what's next for the Trump-Russia probes?

Sessions was the latest administration official to refuse to answer questions from senators about their interactions with the president on topics related to any relationship Trump campaign and transition-team members had with Russian officials or businessmen. Read More »

Six people killed in Grenfell Tower fire in London

In a sign of hope, survivors were still reportedly being pulled from the block nine hours after the blaze started. The area around Grenfell Tower is home to a large number of Muslims. The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said "searching questions" need to be asked about what happened , suggesting spending cuts could have contributed to the deadly fire. Read More »

Tillerson: North Korea releases U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea on his first visit since President Donald Trump took office. Why? Because hours after the ex-athlete landed in Pyongyang, detained US student Otto Warmbier was released from North Korean jail! After Warmbier's release, there are three Americans now in custody in North Korea. Read More »

Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit plan

Learning from Harold Wilson, Jeremy Corbyn and his campaign team neutralised Brexit as a defining issue. He said it was time for her "to go". In fact, Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister in the coalition government with David Cameron, the last prime minister to hold a vote he didn't have to that ended disastrously, lost his seat. Read More »

Death toll in London tower fire rises to 12

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When we turned up ... there was only one side that was on fire. We were literally carrying them down the stairs. It is not yet known how many people were in the building at the time and how many escaped. She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes. She said the cause of the blaze was unknown. "People have been bringing water, clothes , anything they've got to help, out to the cordon". Read More »

Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

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Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News that her husband had been living in Alexandria, Virginia, for the past two months. The gunman who allegedly opened fire at a Congressional Republican baseball practice on Wednesday was a harsh critic of President Donald Trump , according to social media postings, and a former campaign volunteer for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders . Read More »

Trump says assailant in Scalise shooting has died, congressman in stable condition

Mo Brooks , R-Ala., in an interview on CNN , describing it as a "hip wound". T. Hodgkinson of IL. CBS News has confirmed the gunman at the congressional baseball practice has been identified by law enforcement as James T. During a press conference authorities from Alexandria and Capitol Police said it was very early on in the investigation and they will not say much about the incident. Read More »

Armed inmates on the run after two correctional officers killed in Georgia

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CORRECTS SOURCE TO GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN SIGNOFF- This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017 , shows inmate Ricky Dubose . After forcing the driver out, the two drove west toward Eatonton, Sills said. Sills said Dubose also has "ghost" tattooed on his right forefinger and "face" on his right pinky finger - signs of membership in the Ghost Face Gangsters. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing

Comey testified he did not tell Sessions Trump had asked him to drop a probe into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation because he suspected Sessions would soon need to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

No Ukrainians among dead in London fire - embassy

Paul Woodrow, head of operations for the London Ambulance Service, said 20 of the injured were in critical condition. He added, "I've lost everything I own". FOLLOWING THE Grenfell Tower fire which claimed six lives, the Ladbroke Grove community are asking the question; "how could this happen"? "There was bits of building falling off all around me, I scalded my shin on a hot piece of metal that had fallen off the building", said Jodie Martin, who lives close to the building and had ... Read More »

Huge fire engulfs residential building in London with casualties still unknown

Around 200 firefighters, 40 fire trucks and 20 ambulance crews were at the scene. Fire-fighting crews still had to reach the top four floors of the building where several hundred people live in 130 apartments. Multiple witnesses told Sky News they saw people jumping from windows and balconies to escape the blaze. Tamara Eastmond said a lot of people appeared to be unaccounted for. Read More »

Three more arrests in London terror probe

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At Leon's coffee shop, some staff on duty the night of attack Saturday were still on leave and getting counselling. James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, was last seen outside the Barrowboy And Banker pub and his sister said police have told her his bank card was found on a body at the scene of the attack . Read More »

Ian Murray overlooked for shadow Scottish secretary role

Brent MP and Corbyn loyalist Dawn Butler will continue in her role as Shadow Minister for Diverse Communities . Laird was previously deputy leader of Fife county council, and was one of six Labour gains north of the border at the SNP's expense. Read More »

London fire: tower block residents tell their stories

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All 24 floors of Grenfell Tower in North Kensington were swiftly engulfed, trapping residents in their homes and reportedly forcing some to jump to escape the flames. "Fire spread and not yet showing signs of coming under control". I've not heard from them since, the phone is not going through, the landline isn't going through. Read More »