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US attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

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President Trump later said the firing was over "the Russian Federation thing". Comey testified last week that as of February 14, he still believed Sessions had not recused himself - but that he nearly certainly would. However Democrat Congressman Jim Langevin said Sessions fell short of the standard of evidence required at such a hearing. The ex-FBI chief, James Comey , last week outlined awkward meetings with Trump and said the President made him uncomfortable discussing the ... Read More »

Techs, Small Caps Hit As Fed Hikes Rates As Expected

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In company news, H&R Block Inc . In China, the Shanghai Composite Index was trading 0.56% lower. The tech sector fell 0.5 per cent, recovering from steeper losses in the session and coming on the heels of its biggest two-day swoon in almost a year. Read More »

Sessions testifies before US Senate Committee

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Comey in February that he should not discuss investigations with President Trump "in a way that was not proper". Several media outlets have reported that Comey told the Intelligence Committee last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining whether Sessions met with Kislyak at a Washington hotel previous year. Read More »

Kids tossed from windows to escape London high-rise blaze

Endless numbers of people. The cause of the fire - which took hold at 1am - is unknown, London Fire Brigade said . "There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy, and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers", Khan said. Read More »

Hostages Held, 9 Killed in Attack at Somalian Restaurant

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu , including hotels, military checkpoints and areas near the presidential palace. Al Shabaab, which has carried out a campaign of suicide bombings in its bid to topple the Somali government and impose its strict interpretation of Islam, claimed responsibility. Read More »

Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

Akbar Al Baker criticized Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for closing their airspace to Qatari flights. Analysts have said there are no signs that Qatar's neighbors want to escalate the spat by blockading its ships. Macron's office says he has held a series of conversations over the past week with the emir of Qatar, the king of Saudi Arabia, the Turkish president and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi. Read More »

Woman disguised dog to visit grandma in hospital

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As dogs are not allowed in the hospital, the family had to get crafty - creating a makeshift sling to hide the dog as a baby. Hennick, a 21-year-old veterinary technician told BuzzFeed her grandmother's beloved pet dog Patsy played along with the plan as she managed to stroll past hospital staff. Read More »

Towering inferno unlikely in Vancouver high-rise, says fire expert

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Zahra said Wednesday as he fought back tears while standing a block away from the smouldering Grenfell Tower apartment building in west London. What a tragedy the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London is ( Twelve confirmed dead but police expect further fatalities after tower block blaze , theguardian.com, 14 June). Read More »

Fire in London apartment building leaves six dead, dozens hospitalized

Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. "Most of the people I could see were Muslim". "What we need to get people to take notice is a huge fire in a tower block" they say. "They were the first people with bags of water giving to people, helping people". Originally constructed in 1974, the residential tower block had recently undergone a massive $11M (£8.6M) refurbishment carried out by private developers Rydon. Read More »

Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating falls to historic low

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Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is the Republican candidate for governor, has promised to scrap the project. The New Jersey governor and President Trump loyalist has developed a reputation for being overlooked amid the Trump juggernaut. "The last New Jersey governor from Goldman Sachs, Jon Corzine, failed to win a second term, but only one-third of voters hold Murphy's Wall Street career against him". Read More »

South Korea names new minister to handle N.Korea ties

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A suspected North Korean drone has been discovered by Seoul near the country's border, according to South Korean military officials. South Korea's new liberal president has offered to co-host the 2030 World Cup with rival North Korea and other Northeast Asian countries as part of efforts to promote peace in the region, his office said Monday. Read More »

Sessions says suggestions he worked with Russia an "appalling lie"

But he refused to discuss the reports "because I know nothing about the investigation". He said he had recused himself from the investigation under Department of Justice rules because he had been a campaign adviser to Donald Trump , but not due to any potential "wrongdoing" in relation to Russian Federation. Read More »

GOP Rep Blames 'Rhetoric Hate' From Politicians, Media For GOP Baseball Shooting

Scalise, the congressional aides and police officers who were injured". "And I think that Republicans and Democrats need to use this day today to stand together and say stop", he continued. Those officers are with the dignitary protection unit. These aren't just members of Congress. "House Democrats praying for our House GOP [and] Senate GOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting", Rep. Read More »

Tory, DUP deal to be delayed because of London fire

Former first minister Arlene Foster has said the discussions are "going well" and that she hopes for a "successful conclusion" soon. Labour's unexpectedly strong second-place showing has thrown national politics into disarray. It is thought Mrs Foster, despite being a Brexit supporter, could seek assurances from Mrs May that she will pursue a softer exit from the European Union, given Northern Ireland's 56% Remain vote and the DUP's desire not to see a return to a hard border with Ireland. Read More »

Princess Kate visits survivors of London Bridge terror attack

Kate then remarked: "I suppose at the time you didn't know how big or what the extent of the incident was ". Kate asked the staff if despite being trained for such events, it was hard to deal with the incident. "The whole concept is we are not going to let London Bridge, or any bridge, fall down", she was quoted as saying by the Press Association. Coincidentally, numerous same staff were on duty when victims of the Westminster Bridge attack in London on March 22 were brought in. Read More »

Suspect ID'd in shooting of congressman Steve Scalise in Virginia; suspect dead

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". "Please take a moment today to cherish those you love and always remember those who serve and those who keep us safe". At a news conference near the scene of the shooting, Virginia's Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, urged gun control measures. Read More »

Sessions Testifying in Russia Probe

Corallo also said the complaint may be filed to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility rather than its Office of Inspector General. "I am not stonewalling", Sessions replied. "It was an important issue". "Why don't you tell me?" Other attorneys general, of course, have evaded congressional questions. Read More »

Off Air with Tony Tone: We need Wonder Woman!

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Gal Gadot: "It's been an wonderful experience". Gadot learned poise and how to compete in the pageant circuit, but it was her two years of mandatory service in the Israeli army that helped her nab a role in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise. Read More »

Representative Steve Scalise Shot and OPEN THREAD

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Hodgkinson . "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy ", Mr. Trump said . She said the officer was then evacuated by helicopter. "He dragged himself, after he was shot , from near second base about 10 or 15 yards into the field, just to be I think a little further away from the gunman; but he was laying motionless out there", Flake said. Read More »

Coats refuses to discuss Trump conversations

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Questions about Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, and ensuing congressional and FBI investigations into Moscow's ties with Trump associates, have dogged the president since he took office. that I may or may not have had with the president of the United States", Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, said at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Read More »

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

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and France's President Emmanuel Macron hold a joint press conference in the grounds of The Elysee Palace in Paris on June 13, 2017 . While the DUP are deeply eurosceptic, they have balked at some of the practical implications of a so-called hard Brexit - including a potential loss of an open border with the Republic of Ireland - and talks will touch on efforts to minimise the potential damage to Northern Ireland. Read More »

DC police say 2 arrests made in Turkish embassy melee case

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A second suspect who also seen in videos kicking a protestor, Virginia resident Sinan Narin , was charged with aggravated assault. In the aftermath, the State Department confirmed that Turkish security personnel were involved in the altercation, which erupted after Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House. Read More »