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Six people dead in mass blaze at London tower block

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said the fire has been declared a "major incident". "I just hope they have got everyone out". The building has 120 flats. There are reports some people got out, but others may have been trapped. Terrified residents were evacuated from the surrounding streets and smoke could be seen from miles around.

Senate Questions Jeff Sessions About Contacts With Russian Officials

Namely, they were upset with his very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, which Sessions said was a "usurpation" of Justice Department authority. As a veteran senator, Sessions knows how these hearings work. Sessions is now the only Trump official on the record, under oath, countering Comey's testimony last week under oath.

Sessions Decries "False And Scurrilous Allegations"

Comey testified publicly last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of reasons it would be problematic for Sessions to remain involved in the probe before he recused himself. "There is no legally binding basis for refusing to answer questions unrelated to an ongoing investigation unless the President is invoking executive privilege", William Yeomans, a 26-year veteran of the Justice Department and fellow at American University Law School, told CNN."That privilege is not absolute ...

7 arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

They have also undermined Tehran's belief that by backing offensives against Daesh across the Middle East, it can keep the militant group away from Iran. He spoke out at length against Shiites and promised further attacks. The imposition of such sanctions "demonstrates their alignment with terrorists in the region", said the speaker, a moderate conservative.

PETER LUCAS: Comey and the Gang That Couldn't Leak Straight

Comey also made a point that Trump had asked him multiple times to express "loyalty" to him. In a May interview with NBC News' Lester Holt, Trump claimed the January meeting took place because Comey "wanted to have dinner" with the president.

Jay Sekulow: Comey committed a federal crime

He further denied ever asking Mr Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Mr Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner in the White House . Comey has accused Trump of firing him to derail an investigation into Russian interference in United States elections and then lying about the motives for the move.

Fire engulfs tower block in west London

Some British media were reporting that residents had been seen shouting for help from windows on upper floors as the fire spread. Reuters could confirm those reports. Transport for London said there was no service between Hammersmith and Edgware Road on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, while the police said the A40 was closed in both directions, owing to the fire.

United States investigators seek Trump-Comey conversation memos

Meanwhile, a congressional panel asked for any tapes of their conversations. The Senate Committee pulled no punches in its line of questioning, asking Comey if the president obstructed justice, but Comey declined to comment. " Who would do that? Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" he said. I mean, think of it. "It doesn't make sense". They also sent a separate request to Trump's White House counsel, Don McGahn, for any record the administration had of their meetings.

Officials confirm fatalities in London high-rise fire

Hassad says she believes one of her friend's daughters is in a hospital, but didn't know which one. "The more I looked up, floor upon floor". "Mainly the kids, because obviously their voices, with their high pitched voices - that will remain with me for a long time".

Massive fire in London apartment building

Another evacuee, Daniel Williams, described how fire brigades were battling the blaze. Twenty ambulances remain on scene. The tower, which was recently refurbished with a new heating and hot water system, is now at risk of collapse, with a huge cordon set up and surrounding buildings evacuated.

Fire engulfs London's 27-storey apartment block

Footage on social media showed the building engulfed in fire, with flames stretching over a number of floors. And Sadiq Khan , the mayor of London described the blaze as a "major incident". "I can not confirm the number at this time and as you will appreciate with a fire of this size, affecting such a large building it would be unhelpful of me to speculate further".

British Prime Minister tries to regroup

While her Conservatives will likely remain the largest party - and may even have a majority to govern - they are losing seats. The change may help to quell some of the unrest within the party. May had called the vote three years early in the hope that a sweeping win would strengthen her hand in the challenging Brexit talks, which are due to start in nine days' time.

Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

According to Politico , Sessions is sending Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to the public briefing and will instead speak to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Tuesday afternoon in a closed session. "You can't run forever". And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations".

United States 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

McCain rued that despite all the sacrifices made by U.S. soldiers, Afghanistan is still a nation at war. Former US President Barack Obama had planned to reduce the current number of 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan to some 5,500 by the end of 2015 and withdraw all troops by the end of 2016 when his presidency came to an end.

London fire: Residents continue to be evacuated, many being treated for injuries

Pictures from the scene showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed residents looking out of windows in the block. National Health Service nurses and doctors clustered with groups of victims to see if emergency medicine or help was needed. Fatalities have been confirmed at the tower, which caught fire shortly before 1am this morning, though exact numbers of those affected are not now known.

Davidson: SNP must scrap plans for second indyref

The party has so far lost 20 seats, standing at a total of 35. European Council President Donald Tusk has said that there is "no time to lose" to start the Brexit talks and finish process within the strict two-year timetable. "We have always said that we would work in alliance with others to promote progressive policies to build a fairer country", Sturgeon said. "I want to ensure that we can look again at issues like Brexit which we know we are now going to have to get cross-party ...

Duchess of Cambridge visits London Bridge attack victims

He said they would also provide "substantial" cover from knifemen like those who carried out the horrifying attacks on the capital that left 13 people dead and dozens more seriously injured. Cole said he set up a triage area inside a pub to treat the wounded, including a man who had been stabbed in the stomach. "It looks as if it is pretty much a contained plot involving the three of them, which is supported by the forensic evidence we've got back so far", Haydon said.

Backed Syrian rebel force launches battle for IS capital

The city was captured by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in 2014, and has since then served as its de facto capital in Syria . "With the worldwide coalition's warplanes and the state-of-the-art weapons they provided to us, we will seize Raqa from Daesh", Sello told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

After An Unprecedented Opening, 'Wonder Woman 2' Is Already In The Works

In USA, Wonder Woman collected $100.5 million over the weekend , which is the "best domestic opening for a female director", reports news agency AFP. "The story will take place in the US, which I think is right". Wonder Woman is definitely turning the tide for the burgeoning DC Extended Universe.

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 90, wounds scores

The incident took place at 8:22am Kabul time in front of the German Embassy and Roshan telecommunications company in Kabul in the Wazir Akbar Khan area. The bomb was detonated near Zanbaq Square outside the "Green Zone", according to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, which adds that Afghan security forces kept the auto bomb from entering the Green Zone, "but the explosion caused civilian casualties in the vicinity".

Tributes to Manchester and London terror attack victims at France v England

He infrequently returned to midfield duties for England , at Euro 96 by Terry Venables then - less successfully - as Kevin Keegan's Three Lions lost the last game at the old Wembley to rivals Germany. It was tricky and seemed quite harsh, but it was less significant because we won the game 3-2. The Oasis song was sung by mourners as they gathered in the wake of the Manchester attacks and was then played again at Ariana Grande's tribute concert at Old Trafford.

Iowa City Mayor signs initiatives supporting Paris Agreement

Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, where the landmark global climate agreement was agreed in December 2015, said the decision by Donald Trump to pull the US out of the deal was 'a mistake that would have dramatic consequences'. "People come to Hawaii to enjoy its environment", Glenn said. The United States withdrew from the Paris Agreement last week and in response the Mayor has signed two letters acknowledging his and the City Councils' support of the worldwide climate agreement and its goals.

Gal Gadot Filmed 'Wonder Woman' While Five Months Pregnant

Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins , from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg & Geoff Johns , story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot , Chris Pine , Connie Nielsen , Robin Wright , Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Emerson Electric Co. had 44 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Natl Bank Of America Corp De holds 1.17 million shares. Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc is a property company that invests in real estate across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain and Italy. Creative Planning reported 400 shares.

Comatose US student home from NKorea

OTTO WARMBIER , Released North Korean Prison: I have made the worst mistake of my life. Warmbier was serving a 15-year prison sentence in North Korea . In Warmbier's hometown of Wyoming, just outside of Cincinnati, residents tied ribbons to trees and said news of his release had sent waves of shock and joy through the community.

McCain Slams Pentagon for Afghan Policy Delay

Congress has "sidelined itself from its active constitutional oversight role", Mattis said. "We will correct that". Mattis promised on Tuesday to brief lawmakers on a new war strategy by mid-July that is widely expected to call for thousands more U.S.

Ex-NBA player Rodman heading to North Korea for a visit

He says in a statement that the State Department secured Warmbier's release at the direction of President Donald Trump. "I'll discuss when I return", the eccentric athlete wrote in the rather cryptic tweet . A former Virginia resident, Kim Dong-chul, was arrested shortly after Warmbier, on accusations of espionage, and has been held since. The unpredictable Trump has offered some mixed messages to Kim Jong Un , saying he would be "honored" to meet him under the right conditions and ...

Singapore rocked by public feud among Lee Kuan Yew's heirs

It is heart wrenching for me to leave this country. Mr Li Shengwu is Mr Lee Hsien Yang's first born. He was the first Prime Minister of Singapore and ruled the country for three decades. Most weekends, she turns nocturnal, except when brunch comes into play. "While Ho Ching holds no elected or official position in government, her influence is pervasive, and extends well beyond her job purview", they elaborated.

Sessions Denies Stonewalling On Comey Questions, Colluding With Russians

He is set to testify hours after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared in the Senate and said he's seen no basis for firing Robert Mueller , the former FBI director he appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation investigation.

North Korea releases jailed United States student

Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March 2016 for subversion. This morning came word suddenly that the United States had secured his release, but under apparently desperate circumstances. OTTO WARMBIER , Released North Korean Prison: I have made the worst mistake of my life. Since taking office in January, Trump has faced a growing national security challenge from North Korea , which has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of US and global sanctions.

Afghanistan blames Haqqani network, ISI for Kabul blast

And while the Taliban have specifically denied responsibility, Afghanistan's intelligence service believes the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group in Pakistan, carried out the attack, CNN reports . Instead they are calling on him to step down, establish an interim government of leaders from a wide cross-section that would strengthen the fight against terrorism and prepare the country for elections.

Sasha Obama's real name has freaked out the internet

The former first daughter, who was just seven years old when her father entered office, stunned in a red slip dress paired with a thin gold necklace at her party in May. Pictures from the party emerged over the weekend, however, is believed to have taken place some time back in May. To celebrate her Sweet 16, the internet made a decision to shower Sasha with some (age appropriate) birthday praise.

Melbourne shooting treated as terrorist attack

Officers had earlier found the body of a 36-year-old Chinese-born Australian clerk in the foyer. A man of Somali background was killed in a gun battle with police when he opened fire after taking a woman hostage at an apartment block in the city on Monday night, RTE reported .

'Heroic' nurse Kirsty Boden died helping people London Bridge

Delcros was seriously injured when she was struck by the van, while witnesses' accounts suggest Thomas was thrown into the Thames by the impact, Scotland Yard said. Her mum, Julie Wallace - who flew to London to help find her then-still-missing daughter - confirmed on Facebook that her body had been identified by authorities earlier this week.

Massive fire engulfs London high-rise in flames

The fire is at the Lancaster West Estate, in the Latimer Road area of west London. Police said two people were being treated for smoke inhalation. The tower is located in west London, about five miles from the city center. "I thought it might be a vehicle alarm outside and saw the glow through the windows". There are fears that people are trapped in the building. "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire", ...

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