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Sessions accused of impeding investigation by refusing to answer questions

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is also testifying on Capitol Hill today, in the House and Senate appropriations committees. "I am not able to discuss with you or confirm or deny the nature of private conversations that I may have had with the president on this subject or others", Sessions said. [Full Article...]

No interest in renegotiating Paris climate deal; McKenna

No interest in renegotiating Paris climate deal; McKenna Tillerson and others had been vocal about staying in the agreement, while Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said publicly he wanted the U.S.to withdraw . "South Africa has full confidence in and reiterates its unwavering commitment to the realisation of the goals set out in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement", the department said. [Full Article...]

Confirmed Fatalities in London Tower Fire

The tower block was recently refurbished at a cost of £8.7 million, with work completed in May past year. "My daughter's friend said she observed an adult who made some sort of homemade parachute and tried to lower himself out of the window". [Full Article...]

Raqqa Battle: 'Staggering' Civilian Toll In Strikes On IS

Raqqa Battle: 'Staggering' Civilian Toll In Strikes On IS The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a US -led coalition, began to attack Raqqa a week ago with the aim of taking it from the jihadists. Turkey, which views the main Kurdish militia taking part in the fight against IS as a terrorist group because of its links to Kurdish rebels, has sealed much of its border with northern Syria, disrupting aid op... [Full Article...]

Deliberations continue in trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

Deliberations continue in trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter after he shot and killed Philando Castile , 32, in July in an incident that drew national attention and led to weeks of protests in St. Ramsey County District Judge William Leary III provided jury instructions after he dismissed the court for lunch Monday afternoon. After he shot Castile, Yane... [Full Article...]

Heinrich: Sessions' testimony shows 'concerted effort' to obstruct investigation

Sessions , testifying under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, denied ever having any conversations with Russians about Russian election meddling - including at an event a year ago at a Washington hotel that was attended by Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . [Full Article...]

China overturns rejections of 9 Trump trademarks

China overturns rejections of 9 Trump trademarks PT Buma Apparel Industry , a Korean-owned company, operates the factory in Subang, West Java, that supplies G-III Apparel Group, the wholesale manufacturer for Trump's clothing and other fashion brands. Many employees are also contractors, which means they are let go after their contracts expire without severance pay. This report is the latest in a series of allegations of labor abuses at Ivank... [Full Article...]

Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner

Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner It is "highly likely" that new appointments to the shadow cabinet will be made this week. A British professor who promised on Twitter to eat his pro-Brexit book if the Labor Party polled better than 38 percent kept his promise on live television Saturday. [Full Article...]

Gunman Opens Fire At Members Of Congress As They Practice Baseball

My thoughts are w/ Congressman Scalise & others injured in this attack, esp the Capitol Police officers who put themselves in harm's way. Five people were transported from the scene to the hospital. Several other people were wounded, including a congressional staff member and law enforcement personnel. "Suspect is in custody and not a threat", the Alexandria Police Department tweeted . [Full Article...]

Senator Rand Paul Suggests Shooter Was 'Politically Motivated' in Call to CNN

Senator Rand Paul Suggests Shooter Was 'Politically Motivated' in Call to CNN As a member of House leadership, Scalise, the House majority whip, had members of dignitary protection traveling with him at the practice. The shooter asked the group if they were Republicans or Democrats before opening fire from the third base dugout as the men practiced batting. [Full Article...]

Salman Khan Performing Cool Stunts On His e-Cycle On Mumbai Streets!

Salman Khan Performing Cool Stunts On His e-Cycle On Mumbai Streets! Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie Tubelight is based on the 1962 border conflict between India and China and serves to highlight the futility of war. The " Tubelight " star maybe a little apprehensive about signing a dance film with choreographer-director Remo D'Souza, but that doesn't take away from the fact that he is extremely excited to be a part of the film. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion

In his opening remarks, Sessions said he knew of no conversations between Trump campaign individuals and Russian officials about interfering in the US election. Sessions said during his hearing he is not sure if he would be able to answer the questions in a closed session. Meanwhile, I can say based on my reporting that Mueller is not anxious at all about his position, and does not believ... [Full Article...]

Massive fire engulfs apartment tower in London

Massive fire engulfs apartment tower in London Officers were sent to the scene to assist colleagues from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) and the London Ambulance Service (LAS). The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". It is unclear whether firefighters had equipment that could reach to the top of the building. "I went to my back bedroom, I thought if something was on fire I would see, and I was just speechless, the... [Full Article...]

PM's former aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill set for £35000 payouts

PM's former aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill set for £35000 payouts The resignations came as May worked to fill jobs in her minority government. Nick Timothy, May's co-chief of staff, said on the ConservativeHome website that he stepped down on Friday, while the BBC reported that Fiona Hill had also quit. [Full Article...]

Structural engineer monitoring stability of London tower block hit by fire

Structural engineer monitoring stability of London tower block hit by fire Paul Woodrow, head of operations for the London Ambulance Service, said 20 of the 74 injured were in critical condition. Forty fire engines rushed to the 24-storey Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate, north Kensington , shortly after 1.15am. [Full Article...]

Congressional shooter is named as 66-year-old man from Belleville

Congressional shooter is named as 66-year-old man from Belleville Hodgkinson was a licensed home inspector from 1994 to 1997, when his license expired, according records from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Hodgkinson from IL are circulating on social media, it is not confirmed that either belongs to the suspect. "You've got to be kidding me", Orear said when told by phone about the shooting. [Full Article...]

'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony

In his opening statement , Sessions also said he is bound to protect private communications with the president, suggesting he will not answer some questions about the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Republicans said it appears Democrats don't care about this anymore, ever since Comey said the president himself was not under investigation for election collusion. [Full Article...]

London Residential Tower Fire: 6 Dead, More Expected

Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. "I have seen people coming out in their bedclothes - it's just very distressing". 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. [Full Article...]

Shivraj Chouhan Visits Families Of Farmers Killed In Mandsaur: 10 Facts

Shivraj Chouhan Visits Families Of Farmers Killed In Mandsaur: 10 Facts However, the reason behind the suicide is still not clear, said District Collector Sudam Khade. "Instead of shedding crocodile tears, the BJP leaders should listen to the farmers". Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and his supporters were stopped today while their way to Mandsaur . Mandsaur is still under Section 144 where assembly is prohibited. [Full Article...]

What Exactly Is A Hung Parliament?

This can produce odd results. "Our friendly relations are underpinned by the strong people-to people ties and the historical and cultural links we share". May has already been to Buckingham Palace to get the Queen's approval for this arrangement. Pollard accuses May of gambling the country's future on the hopes of strengthening her own position. [Full Article...]


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