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United Kingdom parliament holds first post-election session

Talks have been under way between DUP leader Arlene Foster and the Prime Minister over a possible alliance, as the Northern Ireland party's 10 MPs could help to prop up a Tory Government. The party is pushing hard for increased investment in the region ; a demand that a former Conservative prime minister said could create a headache for May's government.

I didn't plot with Russia, Jeff Sessions tells US Senate

Sessions told the committee that even though he recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, it was his duty to recommend Comey's firing to the president - even though Comey was leading the investigation. Last week, Comey told the same Senate committee that Trump had fired him to undermine the FBI's investigation of the Russian Federation matter. It could be because they didn't like seeing one of their former colleagues - Sessions was in the Senate 20 years - under the hot ...

Ireland Ready For Crucial World Cup Qualifier With Austria

Even Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick, the stars of the nation's Euro 2016 finals campaign, were largely becalmed as a chance to take a huge stride towards Russian Federation very almost went begging, and they will have to be much better in their remaining four games if they are to make it to Russian Federation.

Things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing

Sessions was asked about all of this under oath Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, the lead congressional committee on Russian Federation. Yet moments later he slipped back into easygoing collegiality - a common segue in debates within the Senate arena he knew so well - referring to his interrogators as "colleagues" before genially stopping himself.

New Mexico Senator frustrated by Sessions' refusal to answer questions

Comey when the former Alabama senator testifies Tuesday . Here are the top five things we learned. At one point, Sen. "It'd be be inappropriate for me to answer and reveal private conversations with the president when he has not had a full opportunity to review the questions", explained Sessions .

Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

In a heated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian meddling in the election, Sessions , who was an adviser to President Donald Trump's 2016 president campaign, said he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak past year, but he denied reports that he had a third undisclosed meeting with Kislyak at a Washington hotel last April.

U.S. student freed by NKorea 'in coma'

A military airplane carrying Otto Warmbier landed in his hometown of Cincinnati shortly before 10:20 pm (0220 GMT Wednesday), CBS News reported. He said the State Department continues to work with North Korea to secure the release of the three other USA citizens detained there.

Dem Senator Tells Jeff Sessions That He's 'Impeding' the Investigation

Sessions met with Russian officials twice in 2016 prior to the election, but failed to disclose the meetings during his testimony to become Attorney General. New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich accused Mr. Sessions of "obstructing" the committee and "impeding this investigation". "You don't walk into any hearing or committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with the President of the United States".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The attorney general's testimony comes days after Comey told congressional investigators that FBI leaders expected Sessions to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation before the attorney general's March announcement, however, he declined to publicly say what led to that assessment.

House, Senate investigators seek Comey memos, Trump tapes

Sacked FBI chief Comey delivered his bombshell allegations at a Senate hearing Thursday, saying in his sworn testimony that he had asked a "friend" identified as a Columbia University law professor to release a memo of his conversations with the president to the press.

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

Comey later said he didn't recall ever having a conversation with Trump that suggested the president was taking the Russian Federation threat seriously. Sessions' testimony did not provide any damaging new information on Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation or on Comey's dismissal, but his refusal to discuss conversations with Trump raised fresh questions about whether the White House has something to hide.

30 taken to hospitals after massive London high-rise blaze

There were reports of residents jumping from the building. "(If I were asleep), we would have all been dead - that's how bad it was", he said. "As I was going down the stairs, there were firefighters, truly wonderful firefighters that were actually going upstairs, to the fire , trying to get as many people out of the building as possible", he told the BBC .

Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

In a testy exchange , U.S. Sen. Comey also said he told Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with Trump , because he didn't think it was appropriate for the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to have private meetings.

Steve Merczynski: US Attorney General denies meeting with Russian ambassador

As the two spoke over one another in a tense exchange, Sessions told Harris , "I'm not able to be rushed this fast". Testifying at a Senate hearing, Mr Sessions said it was a "detestable and appalling lie " to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign .

Flynn to provide docs after Senate Intel subpoena

The person says Flynn plans to produce documents by next week. Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching a political action committee, which is set to kick into gear Thursday morning, a Biden aide tells CNN . "I find it irresponsible and improper that the request sent to me was leaked by those working on the committee". "If the reports are accurate, subpoenas related to the "unmasking" issue would have been sent by Chairman Nunes acting separately from the committee's Russian ...

Allu Arjun's new Telugu film Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India launched

The buzz is Vamsi had first portrayed this story to one of the leading stars in the Telugu industry two years prior. Kannada actress Rashmika Mandanna has been roped in for the female lead, while senior actors Sarathkumar and Arjun Sarja will be playing important roles.

Iran football team secures World Cup ticket

Iran went into the game at Azadi Stadium unbeaten in Group A and having yet to concede a goal, a record that meant they would advance to Russian Federation with two games to spare if they picked up all three points. In an Instagram post, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also congratulated the nation on Team Melli's qualification for the world cup. The game was held at the Ulsan Munsu Stadium in South Korea's southeastern metropolis of Ulsan.

Firefighters battle massive blaze in London high-rise

However, according to The Sun some witnesses reported "screaming from inside". It is not yet know if there are any casualties. " Fire is from 2nd to top floor of 27 storey building", the fire service said on Twitter . But residents of the building, which is public housing, had long warned of potential fire hazards even though it was completely renovated only past year.

Trump's average approval rating dips to lowest point in presidency

Independents, meanwhile, approve of Trump's job at a rate of 36 percent. Voting to disapprove of the president is one way a growing number of Americans express their disgust for Trump who now seeks affirmation from cabinet secretaries and senior officials.

Some killed in London tower block fire: fire brigade says

People who escaped the fire at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington spoke of others trapped and screaming for help, with some holding children from windows and others jumping from upper floors. An updated figure was not available. "There was no fire alarm in the building, we don't have an integrated fire alarm system". 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".

BC Liberal cabinet sworn in but defeat looms for minority government

If Clark and her 21 Liberal cabinet ministers didn't fill the positions, Telford said the province would likely have a similarly-sized NDP cabinet in place. Steve Thomson - Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. - Teresa Wat, minister of global trade, minister responsible for the Asia Pacific strategy and multiculturalism.

Newt Gingrich: Mueller Russia Investigation a 'Rigged Game'

Borger responded by emphasizing that "in fact, it was Newt Gingrich who said , the other day, that the President could and probably should fire Mueller". "There's no evidence they ever met except maybe walking through the Mayflower [Hotel] at a reception". The news is all based on hearsay, continued Speaker Gingrich, and "based on an intercept of the Russian Ambassador saying I met with him".

SLIDESHOW: Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

At least 200 firefighters and 40 engines were on the scene. "It wasn't good", she told CNN . Ms. Dany Cotton called it an "unprecedented incident" unlike anything she had seen in her 29-year career as a firefighter. More than 200 firefighters are battling the inferno. Firefighters were on the scene within six minutes. The Mayor of London , Sadiq Khan , has declared the fire a "major incident".

AG Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

A Trump loyalist and early backer of the billionaire businessman's presidential bid, the 70-year-old Sessions has recused himself from all ongoing Russian Federation investigations. Asked about Trump's own contention that the president fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves".

North Korea releases imprisoned American student; 22-year-old reportedly in coma

According to multiple sources, Warmbier's parents say their son is in a coma . A team was dispatched to Pyongyang and the sick University of Virginia student was handed over to USA officials. Previous detainees have been released after visits from high-profile Americans , including former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Mr Trump has previously tweeted: "The only American who has met with the North Korean man child is Dennis Rodman ".

Sessions: Nothing Improper About 2016 Meetings With Russian Ambassador

Sessions' other goal in recommitting to the "Clinton emails" version of Comey's dismissal is that he needed to defend himself: After all, hadn't Sessions violated his pledge to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation by playing a decisive role in firing the person overseeing it? 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 ...

James Comey-Leaked Memos Now in Possession of FBI

Trump went on to add that, "there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it", referring to an ask to let the Flynn investigation go. Mr Trump "should voluntarily turn them over", Ms Collins said . "I think he's proven himself to be a liar in all of this". I hardly know the man. Such an offence potentially could lead to Trump being impeached by Congress , although his fellow Republicans who control the Senate and House of Representatives have shown little appetite for such a move.

The Government To Compensate 1900 Manus Detainees After Settling A Lawsuit

But Senator Hanson accused them of being economic refugees who self-harm to boost their chances of being resettled in Australia. "I'm sick and exhausted of the do-gooders pushing this bandwagon". The Australian government will pay $AU70 million compensation to 1905 men it detained on Manus Island between 2012 and 2016. The class action covered the majority of people detained between November 21, 2012, and December 19, 2014, Slater and Gordon said.

Liveblog: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Sessions refused to say whether he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he could not disclose private communications with the president. Sessions is a former Republican U.S. senator and an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign. His staffers have since acknowledged that he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russia contacts

Sessions said he did not mislead Congress because the encounters were part of his job as a us senator, not as a Trump campaign representative. "He didn't recall this, but I responded to his comment by agreeing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policy" regarding contacts with the White House , Mr Sessions said.

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.

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