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London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno; At Least 6 Fatalities Reported

London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno; At Least 6 Fatalities Reported Mr Cundy added: "Whilst we may have accessed every floor that is not the same as a full search of the whole building, and as I said while we now sadly have 12 fatalities, I do believe that figure will rise and sadly I don't anticipate that there will be further survivors". [Full Article...]

Teens rescued after 3 days lost in Paris catacombs

They were said to be suffering from severe cold but otherwise unharmed. It is not now known who alerted authorities about the missing teens or why they got lost, but it is widely believed that the boys had snuck past the small section of the catacombs that is open to the public. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 6.3 natural disaster strikes Turkey's western coast

Social media users who said they were in western Turkey reported a strong and sustained tremor. Greece was also reportedly affected by an natural disaster that struck between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Monday afternoon. [Full Article...]

White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe

Trump had received private assurances from former FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller , said on Tuesday: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause". [Full Article...]

Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball

Capitol, members of Congress, staff and the visiting public", said Verderosa, "today we saw how our officers' extensive training and quick response saved lives". It is horrifying to think of my teammates and others in attendance being attacked in this way and I want them to know they have my support during this hard time". [Full Article...]

Election debacle leaves UK govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks

May sought permission on Friday from head of state Queen Elizabeth II to form a minority government , supported by Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). By Thursday night, the exit polls showed that the ruling Conservative Party will get the most votes, but not enough to allow it to govern without adding at least one coalition partner. [Full Article...]

DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue

DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue The Conservative-DUP confidence and supply deal, allowing Mrs May to govern despite losing her majority, was expected to be finalised by today, but will now be delayed due to a fatal tower block fire in West London . "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements", she said. [Full Article...]

Theresa May re-appoints minister she had fired

May's team will resume talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on a deal to secure their support in parliament after the 60-year-old leader failed to win an outright majority in last week's election - a vote she called expecting to strengthen her position. [Full Article...]

Death toll in London tower fire rises to 12

As noon approached Wednesday, the building in the west London neighborhood of North Kensington was still smoldering and breaking out into flames. "It's just horrendous. "The whole night we were crying watching". I saw it engulfed in flames. "At four in the morning people were still in that window waving". "People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming", L... [Full Article...]

London mayor says tower fire 'horrific'

Fire raced through the 24-floor Grenfell Tower in North Kensington around 1 a.m. One desperate woman threw a baby out of a high window and a man on the ground managed to catch the child, a witness said. Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, said he would be writing to all Newham residents and leaseholders living in tall blocks to "reassure them of our safety measures" and provide practical safety ad... [Full Article...]

Who is Steve Scalise, GOP congressman injured in Virginia shooting

Who is Steve Scalise, GOP congressman injured in Virginia shooting Multiple U.S. media agencies have named IL native James Hodgkinson as the suspect. In a shocking incident a gunman shot A US Republican politician and aides during baseball practice in Virginia . He is in stable condition at the hospital. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected", Trump said in a stat... [Full Article...]

President calls for unity in wake of shooting

President calls for unity in wake of shooting One of those shot, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), has been an avid player since getting elected to Congress in 2008. Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks described Scalise dragging himself across the field in a bid to escape as the firing continued. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition after surgery

He was listed in critical condition after surgery Wednesday afternoon. It provided no further details about him. Two Capitol Police officers were also injured but were expected to recover, along with a former congressional aide who was in hospital. [Full Article...]

Trump 'deeply saddened' by shooting at congressional baseball practice

Trump 'deeply saddened' by shooting at congressional baseball practice Video obtained by the New York Post shows moments from the shooting that left five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise, wounded . The response Wednesday from the nation's leaders, starting with President Donald Trump , served to reassure a rattled capital and offered some legitimate hope for a new start. [Full Article...]

CORBYN COMEBACK? How Labour leader 'could STILL win election and become PM'

May said she was sorry for Conservative members who lost their seats, saying: "I will reflect on what we need to do for the future to take the party forward". she now has to obviously consider her position". Experts say one reason Jeremy Corbyn , who heads the Labour Party , did so well in this election is because Labour, which did not support Brexit, publicly accepted the move nonethele... [Full Article...]

More Questions Than Answers After AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Committee

Mueller was recently appointed to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election. Barely a month after Trump dismissed Comey, rumors have been circulating that he may yet seek to sack Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed following the FBI chief's ouster to head the agency's Russian Federation i... [Full Article...]

Comey Firing Could be Part of Special Counsel Investigation, Rosenstein Says

They are expected to work on setting formal terms of how the Hill and federal investigations will co-exist and share information - a major test on that front will be whether the FBI is willing to release Comey's memos of his conversations with Trump, now that they have been provided to Mueller. [Full Article...]

Open-Carry Would Protect Members Of Congress In The Future

Open-Carry Would Protect Members Of Congress In The Future The Wednesday shooting is the first attack on a member of Congress since 2011, when former U.S. Rep. U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk was among the Republican officials attending a baseball practice session attacked by a gunman on June 14. Nanette Diaz Barragan of California told Buzzfeed News . "Had Steve just slept in this morning or had breakfast with the speaker and missed practice you would ... [Full Article...]

Senate Panel Meets With Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Russia Probe

Senate Panel Meets With Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Russia Probe Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified today for the first time in an open, televised hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee that is investigating the Russians trying to affect the USA presidential campaign previous year, allegedly to get Donald Trump elected. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's two closest aides quit after election debacle

Theresa May's two closest aides quit after election debacle The two staff members who have put down papers are Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, both Chiefs of Staff at Downing Street . This is breaking news and will be updated . May's courting of DUP has triggered criticism in the media and among members of her party, who have described DUP as anti-abortionist and regressive on LGBTI rights. [Full Article...]


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