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Russian opposition figure Navalny jailed for 30 days

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer condemned the arrests and called on Russian Federation "to release all peaceful protesters". "The United States will monitor this situation, and we call on the government of Russian Federation to immediately release all peaceful protesters". Read More »

Sessions Contradicts Comey on Key February Exchange

ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS: What is the question? That the Senate hallways outside the hearing room would be filled with television cameras once again Thursday afternoon, as Sessions faced off with the Intelligence Committee, was not a forgone conclusion. Read More »

House majority whip, others shot at congressional baseball practice

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The Congressional Baseball Game will still be played Thursday despite Wednesday's shooting , a Hill chief of staff told Mic . The Texas Republican also confirmed that Scalise would not be playing, as the congressman 'was critically injured and remains in critical condition , ' according to a tweet from the hospital. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to publicly testify on James Comey's firing

Sessions defends his misleading confirmation testimony, saying that he answered the question only within the context of his role in the Trump campaign. Sen. While Sessions used to frequently answer questions from reporters after public appearances discussing his criminal justice initiatives, he stopped in late April, just before Comey was dismissed. Read More »

France's Macron says 'door always open' for UK to stay in EU

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker advised the United Kingdom after its elections against delaying the start of the negotiations, adding that the EU was ready. French fans united with their English counterparts on Tuesday night to sign God Save the Queen and Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis in memory of the victims of the terror attacks in London and Manchester . Read More »

Calls for Trump state visit to be cancelled after London attack tweets

Khan knows that Trump's tweets have partially served to reinforce the preexisting conflict between the two men. This is a recurring theme and we're attacked. The video was filmed in March 2017, has nothing to do with the June 2017 terrorist attack , and shows a small group of far-right extremists counter-protesting an anti-racism rally where thousands expressed opposition to Donald Trump and his policies. Read More »

Jury begins deliberating charges brought against officer who fatally shot Philando Castile

Jury deliberations will continue Tuesday at 9 a.m. They'll resume deliberations Wednesday. She said she is praying for justice. In it, she explains she's waiting for a jury to reach a verdict against St. The video shows the interaction between the two men, the shooting and attempts to revive Castile. Yanez said he was justified in stopping Castile's auto because he resembled a suspect in a convenience store robbery, court documents said. Read More »

Firefighters battling massive blaze at London high-rise apartment building

But this fire seemed to tear up the building from the outside, gutting the outer apartments and blackening most of the facade. "We can see how quick the fire spreads via the external panels". In a statement posted on Facebook, the service said the "fire is from the second floor to the top floor of the 27 floor building". Prime minister Theresa May's office said she was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower and is being kept constantly updated on the ... Read More »

UK PM May to sign deal with N.Ireland's DUP on Wednesday

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May apologised to Conservative MPs on Monday, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron when she came to power past year following the UK's vote to exit the European Union (EU). Read More »

US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

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A North Korean government hacking group known as Hidden Cobra is behind a slew of cyber attacks in the United States dating back to 2009, according to a joint report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released Tuesday. Read More »

Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russian Federation probe

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Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings past year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. "There are none. There are none", Sessions said. Sessions said he agreed with a letter drafted by his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that Comey should be replaced. Read More »

Grenfell Tower blaze: ministers 'failed to act on fire safety'

Around 200 firefighters, 40 fire trucks and 20 ambulance crews were at the scene at the height of the blaze. They were instead alerted about the blaze by fellow residents, some of them were Muslims who were awake early in the morning because of Ramadan and were among first to notice the fire, The Independent reported . Read More »

Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to clinch power deal

The BBC said that would now not happen, a delay which could possibly postpone Brexit talks due to begin next week. Talks with the DUP broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (13 June) the door was "always open" for Britain to remain in the European Union despite Prime Minister Theresa May saying Brexit talks would begin next week. Read More »

Martha Roby voices support for Jeff Sessions after testimony

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During the Attorney General's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Wyden brought up former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by Trump last month based on Session's recommendation. There may be additional contacts Sessions had with the Russians beyond the two reported by the Post, including allegations of a third meeting a year ago between the attorney general and the Russian ambassador at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington . Read More »

Selena Gomez Drops "Bad Liar" Music Video

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Selena Gomez's style mantra of late seems to be " no bra, no problem ", leading to some seriously risqué summer looks . The video, directed by Jesse Peretz , who's helmed episodes of Girls and Orange Is the New Black , notably has a vague ending, and teases more to come. Read More »

London fire: Grenfell Tower residents told to stay put

London's mayor Khan said questions needed to be answered over the safety of tower blocks after some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire. However, they could only get up to the 20th floor during the rescue operation. Grenfell Tower was meant to be among the jewels of an $85 million (£67 million) urban regeneration scheme carried out by the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Read More »

New Orleans mayor asks prayers for 'my buddy Steve' Scalise

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Landrieu said he had been told the congressman was in serious but stable condition. Landrieu and District D City Councilman Jared Brossett both served with Scalise in the Louisiana House of Representatives. "Unfortunately we have been here before in our country, but this is no less shocking", remaarked Mayor Landrieu. City staff have not confirmed specifically what the mayor will address in his speech, however, crime has been a major issue in the city. Read More »

Public Theater 'Stands Completely Behind' Production of Julius Caesar

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It noted that its staging has "provoked heated discussion" but that "such discussion is exactly the goal of our civically-engaged theater; this discourse is the basis of a healthy democracy". The move came hours after Trump's son Donald Jr.in a tweet questioned whether it was art or political speech. On Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a Fox News story about the play and wrote , "I wonder how much of this "art" is funded by taxpayers?" It may not change any minds, but it's refreshing ... Read More »

United Kingdom professor 'eats his words' over United Kingdom election Twitter dare

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And now, author Matthew Goodwin was obligated to eat his book because he incorrectly predicted Jeremy Corbyn would not earn more than 38 percent of the poll. Two percentage points makes a big difference, and I am a man of my word. As promised , he stuffed pages of the book into his mouth during a live appearance on the channel in Westminster, tweeting afterwards: "Don't ever say I am not a man of my word". Read More »

Robert Mueller Should Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

As billowing rumors that Donald Trump was considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller engulfed Washington , temporarily overshadowing Tuesday's testimony at separate congressional hearings from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions , the president stood before a gaggle of reporters at the White House and refused to confirm his support for Mueller, fueling the spiraling speculation with a calculated goal. Read More »

At least six killed in London high-rise fire

Lamrani said there were "endless numbers of people" trapped and "screaming for their lives". Police say it will take some time to confirm the cause of the fire. "Our priority is to assess the level and nature of injures and ensure those in the most need are treated first and taken to hospital". After the Adair Tower fire, KCTMO had been issued with two enforcement motices to install "self-closing devices on all flat entrance doors" and review communal staircases and ventilation in the lift ... Read More »