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5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

Speaking under oath in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr Sessions insisted the former FBI director's investigation into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign played no part in his dismissal. Sen. Ron Wyden , D-Ore., asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. [Full Article...]

Sessions to Appear Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Links to Election

Sessions to Appear Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Links to Election As for the timing of Sessions' recusal, Comey said the FBI expected the attorney general to take himself out of the matters under investigation weeks before he actually did. Following fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week "it is important that I have the opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote to Shelby, who chairs the Senate appropriations pan... [Full Article...]

Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity It provided no further details about him. A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. [Full Article...]

Jamie Oliver offers free food & drinks to Grenfell Tower fire victims

A plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) over the capital. "This is an unprecedented incident", Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters. She said that people could reach her through Facebook and added that her family is safe as the incident did not happen near her home. One woman who tried to exit the building with her six children was not as lucky, witnesses said. [Full Article...]

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a detestable lie

In one tense exchange, Ron Wyden , D-Ore., said , "I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling ". Sessions was adamant that he did not have a private meeting with Kislyak at that event. Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe the next day. He says he does not recall any private meetings or conversations with Russian officials at that event. [Full Article...]

Republican House Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition after shooting

Vice President Mike Pence canceled a planned speech to the national homebuilders' association and headed to the White House where Trump was scheduled to deliver remarks on the shooting . "Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend", Trump said. He said two of the wounded were congressional staffers. "The camaraderie that we have in the mornings when we are there is such a change ... [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Game Still on Despite Shooting

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told MSNBC he saw shots hitting the ground near where people had dropped for cover on the baseball diamond. Brooks said he heard Scalise scream. 3 ranking Republican in Congress, which merits the security detail. Additionally, the House Committee on Natural Resources as made a decision to postpone a hearing scheduled for later today the SHARE Act (Sportsmen's Heri... [Full Article...]

DC, Maryland Officials Promise 'Major Lawsuit' Against Trump

But the attorney General of the district of Columbia, Karl Racine and the attorney General of Maryland Brian Frosch believe that trump has broken his promise to stay out of private business. What do you think of the attorney generals' lawsuit? Mr Racine said he hoped the lawsuit would prompt Republicans in Congress and Mr Trump to take steps that the suit is asking the cour... [Full Article...]

Brazil's president denies spying on judge investigating him

Brazil's president denies spying on judge investigating him President Michel Temer expressed confidence that he will not be toppled by a growing corruption scandal as Brazil's election court debated whether to strip him of his mandate. On Thursday, Brazil's seven-member Supreme Electoral Court, TSE, signaled their vote to acquit Rousseff and Temer's election victory. Temer has already survived a series of scandals and vows to remain despite the new alle... [Full Article...]

Illinois Lawmakers React to Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Illinois Lawmakers React to Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice Steve Scalise before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip. U.S. Capitol Police officers are being widely praised for helping to stop the attack. "It was bedlam", Brooks said. He said someone had used a belt as a tourniquet on him. Texas Rep. Roger Williams says a member of his staff was shot at the baseball practice in Virginia where Rep. [Full Article...]

British leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

Speaking earlier on Tuesday, DUP leader Arlene Foster told reporters that discussions centered on "bringing stability to the United Kingdom government in and around issues around Brexit , obviously around counter-terrorism, and then doing what's right for Northern Ireland in respect of economic matters". [Full Article...]

UK leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership today as she comes under intense pressure to soften her approach to Brexit days before formal European Union divorce talks. [Full Article...]

DUP leader slams 'hyperbole' over gay rights policy

DUP leader slams 'hyperbole' over gay rights policy The political chaos in Westminster comes barely a week before the United Kingdom begins the formal negotiation process of leaving the EU. Where did she go wrong? So much for the scary talk from Ruth Davidson (who proclaimed that one of the things she put above party was LGBTI rights) and Owen Paterson; it was an opportunity for the most egregious grandstanding from Tories wanting to put their soc... [Full Article...]

Gunman Fires On Congressional Baseball Practice In Virginia

Hodgkinson, who was 66, was fatally shot by police. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) expressed similar distress at the shootings , which are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation among other agencies. The team was taking batting practice when a gunshot rang out and chaos erupted, lawmakers on the scene said. "I was shocked to hear one of our colleagues had been shot". [Full Article...]

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: "America Created Islamic State"

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Zarif told the forum that recent Saudi officials' remarks against Iran are a "direct threat and very risky provocation". Over the past years, Saudi Arabia, backed by its regional and Western allies, has been providing generous ideological and financial support to the extremist terrorist groups operating in the region, particularly on the Syrian soil to topple the legitimate government in Damas... [Full Article...]

Huge fire engulfs London tower block, 30 people injured

Residents who escaped told harrowing stories of seeing their neighbours trapped in their apartments as the flames advanced towards them. "I can confirm I have had firefighters manage to get through particularly arduous conditions up to the top floor", said Steve Apter from the fire brigade. [Full Article...]

Rifle-wielding gunman wounds lawmaker, then killed by police

His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Trump acknowledged the shooting at a workforce development round table that was held off-camera on Wednesday in the Indian Treaty room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds. [Full Article...]

Hindu Sena celebrates 'saviour of humanity' Trump's birthday

Hindu Sena celebrates 'saviour of humanity' Trump's birthday A photo exhibition of the U.S. president depicting his journey during the last five years was put on display. "I am sure both the nations will benefit from the meeting", he told the English daily. They had held similar celebration a year ago as well in honour of the US commander-in-chief. It's President Trump's 71st birthday , and the equivalent of birthday cards for the commander in chief are ... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 12 in London blaze

Daffarn said residents had complained for years to London City Council about building safety, to no avail. " The potential for a fire to break out in the communal area on the walkway does not bear thinking about as residents would be trapped in the building with no way out ", it said. [Full Article...]

Sessions denies improper collusion with Russians

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. "I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States". [Full Article...]


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