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Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

The fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 27th floor of the building. The building is the Grenfell Tower in west London . More than 50 residents were rescued after 60 firefighters attended the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage, London Fire Brigade said.

UK prime minister, N Ireland party to hold alliance talks

She reportedly apologised to Tory MPs, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from David Cameron when she became leader after the Brexit referendum previous year.

Death toll in Bangladesh landslides reaches 134

It forecasts heavy rains in the Chittagong Division on Wednesday and warned of further landslides. Emergency workers are still trying to reach some affected areas where phone and transport links have been disrupted. Thousands of troops are stationed in Rangamati, where a tribal insurgency raged for two decades, and which still erupts in sporadic violence. "Our team is working here to clear the dirt".

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) - An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an OH hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on USA soil. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion after he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. The United States has no formal diplomatic relations with North Korea.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was never briefed on Russia probe

To his boss? To his former Senate colleagues? She also said that because of the revelation that Sessions misled the Senate during his testimony, she called on him to resign. Lawmakers will also press Sessions about aspects of Comey's testimony last week. Democratic senators have seized on the possibility of a third meeting at that event to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador.

Assassin's Creed Origins Gold Edition, Steelbook, and Deluxe Confirmed by GameInformer Leak

Not only that, the issue also provided readers with the release date and other interesting facts. Assassin's Creed: Origins will be released on October 27, 2017 . You'll also get to play as a second character that Ubisoft is keeping secret for the moment. This is a leaked date, from official sources there is no such information.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russian Federation probe, Comey firing

Sessions refused to say whether he and Trump discussed FBI Director James Comey's handling of an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the election campaign before the president fired Comey on May 9.

Britain's credit rating at risk after general election outcome

Still, rather than resign, May clung to the hope that her Conservatives might still be able to govern by making deals with another party or group of parties. she now has to obviously consider her position". Samuel Tombs, analyst at Pantheon Macroeconomics, says the pound could drop further, to $1.2600, where it was trading before May announced the election in April.

Sessions confirms part of Comey's story about private talk with Donald Trump

Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Trump replied: "100 per cent". I didn't say that. Comey said a decision was made not report to Sessions a February 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI's inquiry into Flynn, whom Trump fired for withholding information about his contacts with foreign governments.

Progress made towards resolving crisis btwn Qatar, Gulf neighbours: US State Dept

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his country's position to support Qatar and diplomatic engagement to help end the crisis in a speech to party members on Tuesday. Al-Ittihad newspaper's editor-in-chief Mohammed al-Hammadi told The National newspaper of Abu Dhabi in an article published on Tuesday that the fake comments had Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan disparaging Kuwait and Oman for having "double standards".

Sessions Calls Notion He Colluded With Russia a `Detestable Lie'

He says the suggestion he was "aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country which I have served for 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie". He added that any assertion that he did not honestly answer the question at the confirmation hearing is "false". "You're impeding this investigation".

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

The hearing lasted about 2 1/2 hours and included a number of testy exchanges. Testifying at a packed Senate hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, also rejected any idea of misconduct in the ouster of FBI Director James Comey and vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations".

Comey outfoxes Trump with counsel

At a press conference on Friday, Trump denied Comey's account that he asked Comey to pledge allegiance or he asked the then FBI director to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . The New York Times ran the story on Comey's memos on May 16, four days after the Trump tweet that Comey said prompted him to disseminate the memos.

North Korea releases US student held for 17 months

Do you remember the U.S student who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour last year for trying to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel in North Korea? However, the Associated Press - one of the few foreign news agencies with a bureau in North Korea - sought to debunk the myth in January .

Conservatives Left Scrambling After Losing Majority in British Parliament

Since no party has an absolute majority to form a government, there are two options. The second is that one party (usually the largest) forms a minority government , in which it relies on the support of other parties to pass bills on an ad-hoc basis.

Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

When they didn't like her questioning of James Comey, they interrupted her. A combative exchange in which Sessions snapped at Harris for interrupting him provided them the opportunity to yell "racism" and "sexism" on social media. I wanted to clear that up. The ex-Trump aide defended his position by saying Harris was "trying to shout down" Sessions and that this was the second hearing in a row she had acted in this manner.

6 killed as deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh; hundreds of thousands evacuated

Jalil Uddin Bhuiyan, a control room official at Bangladesh's Disaster Management Ministry in Dhaka , told journalists that the cyclone damaged houses, uprooted trees, snapped power and communication lines, disrupted rail, road and air traffic.

Trump '100 Percent' Willing to Testify Under Oath

Bharara was asked for his resignation, along with other US attorneys, but he refused and was sacked. Like a fugitive, Richman went into hiding and could not be reached for comment. Media reaction swiftly followed Mr. Comey's testimony . More ominously yet, Comey also stressed that the Russian effort is clearly directed from the Kremlin and is a long-term strategy aimed at undermining future elections and the integrity and credibility of American democracy.

Mustafizur hoping his off-cutters come good against India

The main postcodes for ticket purchasers for Wednesday's first semi-final have been Cardiff, Birmingham , Harrow and North London. India will be facing a spirited Bangladesh in the semi-finals on June 15 in Birminghman, Edgbaston. The important thing is what you do with the fortuitous opportunity that has opened up for you. "Grab this opportunity with both hands", he said after Bangladesh's practice session at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Top Haqqani commander killed in drone attack in Pakistan

Two militants of Haqqani network, including a commander, were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Orakzai Agency, official sources said on Tuesday. Due to the hovering of USA drone in the air for some time, rescue activities couldn't start straight away.

The Sessions Inquisition Comes Up Empty: Trump Unscathed After Attorney General's Testimony

At a separate hearing Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, overseeing that effort since Sessions stepped aside, said he's seen no basis for firing Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director he appointed as special counsel.

Fears woman, 20, being held against her will

Acting Inspector Mick Gooiker said Ms Hamill's family and friends were extremely concerned for her welfare and no one had been able to contact her since her disappearance. Gooiker said they may have been driving in the Tablelands area but admitted they "could be a long way away". The woman, from Limpet Avenue, was described as about 170 centimetres tall, with a medium build, blue eyes and blonde hair.

North Korea releases U.S. student held for 17 months

Warmbier was detained at the airport as he was leaving the country with a tour group in January 2016. "What an incredible day for one of our citizens who was held in North Korea for more than a year", Nauert said. Yun arrived on Monday, visited Warmbier with two doctors and demanded his release, the official said. A senior U.S. official said they had received worrying reports on his condition in a North Korean gulag, which prompted talks to bring him home immediately.

Sessions Senate hearing fails to put Russian Federation rumours to rest

Sessions has been under political fire as he recused himself from the investigation , and then in May recommended firing FBI director James Comey . Sessions may be under a further cloud after Comey suggested the attorney general may have failed to take appropriate steps to protect the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief from political pressure from Trump's White House.

Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?

Russian Federation has denied interfering in the USA election. How far will Sessions go in describing conversations with Trump? "The Attorney General has requested that this hearing be public". And if so, did he know it would become public? You may also remember that back in May, when Comey was still the FBI director and answered questions about the Clinton email investigation, the FBI later had to send a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee to clarify a few things .

UVA issues statement student held by NKorea

The witness also said North Korea authorities did not use force against him, but were tough. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson first announcedWarmbier's release and noted that the State Department is still working to free three other American citizens being held in North Korea.

Liverpool FC in talks with rising Porto star

As per multiple reports in both the Portuguese and English press this afternoon, Premier League giants Liverpool and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head this summer over the signature of one of European football's most talented youngsters.

Attorney General Sessions say he has confidence in special investigator Mueller

One thing he was adamant about is that he would never have colluded with a foreign adversary, in an American election. Sessions assured the panel he recused himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe, but not from any effort to "defend my honor against scurrilous and false accusations".

Senators Pressure Comey During Testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey leaves a closed session with the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC . He wouldn't say if what Trump said was obstruction, but he said how concerning it was. Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will reportedly file a complaint over the leaked memo, report NBC News , CNN , Fox News and Reuters .

Jeff Sessions hearing on Russia, Comey

Comey had also said that Sessions had lingered in the Oval Office following a group meeting, just before the private encounter during which Comey has said Trump asked him to pull back on his investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

UK PM Thersa May and DUP have largely agreed support deal

Foreign minister Boris Johnson, who was reported by British media to be lining up a leadership bid, insisted May should stay. John Major said he had serious doubts about a proposed tie-up the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), which is traditionally associated with the Protestant side of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland .

Comatose student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio, USA

Warmbier, 22, was freed more than a year after a North Korean court sentenced him to 15 years in prison and hard labor. The North Koreans said he contracted botulism and fell into a coma after receiving a sleeping pill following his March 2016 trial, his family said.

KFA mulls joint WC bid with Japan, China and North Korea

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis warned U.S. lawmakers Monday that North Korea poses the most urgent threat to worldwide peace and security. The South Korean president has been open to more dialogue with North Korea since he was elected on May 10.

India, Spain sign 7 agreements during PM Narendra Modi visit

Modi said the policy of building strong relations with Russian Federation enjoys crosscutting national consensus in India and every government in India since 1947 has accorded the highest priority to developing close relations with Russian Federation.

Queens Of The Stone Age tease new album

After hearing news from a U.S. radio DJ that we'd be getting new material very soon indeed, it appears Josh Homme's desert rock troupe are starting to make some first moves. QOTSA changed their website around today, complete with an interactive TV set that lets you twiddle knobs around to your heart's content, trying to find some relief from the constant blasts of static.

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