• Let centrist MPs on to front bench, Corbyn told
Let centrist MPs on to front bench, Corbyn told

And one former shadow cabinet member, tipped as a leadership challenger, said: "Excellent!" Labour has also gained 35,000 new members since the General Election, he added. Many of these MPs have previously been highly critical of Corbyn. "We were expected to go into the abyss and now she [Theresa May] has gone into the abyss".

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions: I Wanted Comey Gone Before I Took Office
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: I Wanted Comey Gone Before I Took Office

Asked if he had confidence in Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation, Mr Sessions replied: "I have confidence in Mr Mueller but I am not going to discuss any hypotheticals", noting that he was not involved in the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Fire in west London flats has been raging since 1am
Fire in west London flats has been raging since 1am

Forty fire engines rushed to the 24-storey Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate, north Kensington, shortly after 1.15am. "The cause of the fire is not known at this stage, and clearly we will be here all day and will be in a providing further updates, working with the police and ambulance service".

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  • Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing
Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing

He was being asked about Comey's testimony . Part of that is that Sessions , obviously, was not in the room in Comey's one-on-one meetings with the president, where Comey said Trump directed him to back off the FBI's investigation into fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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  • Wyden Fires Up Sessions During Contentious Exchange
Wyden Fires Up Sessions During Contentious Exchange

Sessions replied "I think so", and said he had discussed it with his staff. "You don't walk into any hearing or committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with president of the United States, who is entitled to receive confidential communications in your best judgment about a host of issues".

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  • London firefighters battle massive blaze at residential high-rise
London firefighters battle massive blaze at residential high-rise

A number of people have died in the blaze, London Fire Brigade confirmed, but the exact figure is not yet known. London Fire Brigade said the fire engulfed all floors from the second to the top of the 24-storey block. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was "truly devastated to see the horrific scenes of the major fire at GrenfellTower in ...

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  • Sessions calls accusations of Russian Federation collusion an 'appalling lie'
Sessions calls accusations of Russian Federation collusion an 'appalling lie'

He said he was not silent, but instead stressed to Comey the need to be careful about following appropriate policies. The former Republican U.S. senator, an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, will likely have to explain why he told lawmakers in January that he had no dealings with Russian officials past year.

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I'm "100 percent" willing to dispute Comey's testimony - under oath

Trump was addressing reporters for the first time since Thursday's explosive testimony in which Comey branded the president a liar, and said he was sacked over his handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian election meddling.

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  • Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government
Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261 followed by pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34. May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - will keep their jobs, but she is ...

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  • Alexandria police chief says five people taken to hospitals after shooting
Alexandria police chief says five people taken to hospitals after shooting

He said he saw Scalise "shot but moving, trying to drag himself out of the dirt into the outfield". "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy". Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), who witnessed the shooting, said at least 50 shots were fired from a semi-automatic rifle.

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  • United Kingdom ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit
United Kingdom ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

Playing down the prospect of an immediate challenge to Mrs May's leadership, Brexit Minister David Davis - who has been touted as a contender to replace the prime minister - said speculation about her removal was "unbelievably self-indulgent".

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  • Massive fire engulfs high rise in London
Massive fire engulfs high rise in London

He said the building was "burning out of control", from the tenth floor onwards. The Grenfell Action Group , a community organization formed to oppose a nearby redevelopment project, has been warning about the risk of fire there since 2013.

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  • Ireland's Unionists Say Talks With UK Gov't Going Well, Hope for Success
Ireland's Unionists Say Talks With UK Gov't Going Well, Hope for Success

On Wednesday, the Times reported that Hammond - who was expected to lose his post as chancellor before May's authority was undermined by the election result - is pushing within government for the United Kingdom to remain in the customs union.

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  • Massive fire engulfs London apartment block, claims lives
Massive fire engulfs London apartment block, claims lives

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire has been declared a "major incident". More than 20 ambulance crews were at the scene. London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton said there had been "a number of fatalities" in what she called an "unprecedented" blaze.

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  • Trump Lawyer to File Complaint Against James Comey for Leaking
Trump Lawyer to File Complaint Against James Comey for Leaking

Trump also denied that he asked Comey for a loyalty pledge, asking "who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" Comey testified he had nine one-on-one conversations with Trump - and detailed each in memos just after they met for fear that the president would subsequently lie about their interactions.

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  • Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner To Remain In Jail Pending Trial
Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner To Remain In Jail Pending Trial

At one point she wrote, "I want to burn the White House down. find somewhere in Kurdistan to live". Winner, prosecutors say when confronted with the allegations, admitted to intentionally leaking the classified document and was arrested June 3 in Augusta, Georgia.

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  • Amnesty warns that May-DUP negotiations must not undermine abortion law reform
Amnesty warns that May-DUP negotiations must not undermine abortion law reform

Saying the " peace process should not be regarded as given ", the former Tory leader told the BBC . Commenting on whether the talks might result in the restoring of power sharing institutions due to the threat of the alternative of direct power controlled from Westminster by a government involved with the DUP, he said: "Well that might be a po...

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  • Several Trapped as Huge Fire Breaks out in London Apartment Building
Several Trapped as Huge Fire Breaks out in London Apartment Building

She said there were "a number" of fatalities. The London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is still unknown. They told AAP that a tower resident told them an exploding fridge had started the fire. Boutrig said her friend's brother, wife and children lived in the building and that her friend was waiting to find out if they were OK. "Ou...

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  • Sessions: Collusion Suggestions Are 'Appalling And Detestable'
Sessions: Collusion Suggestions Are 'Appalling And Detestable'

Asked about media reports that he had met with Kislyak on a third occasion at a Washington hotel past year, Sessions testified that did not remember meeting or having a conversation with the ambassador at the event. On June 13, Jeff Sessions had his turn in the hot seat, testimony that proves crucial when trying to understand Preside...

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  • Fatalities confirmed as huge fire rips through Grenfell Tower in west London
Fatalities confirmed as huge fire rips through Grenfell Tower in west London

More than 200 firefighters from north Kensington , Kensington , Hammersmith and Paddington and surrounding stations were at the scene with the blaze burning from the second to the top floor. I think he's OK. It was so intense that I went outside. You could hear a woman yelling: "Help, I have my kids". "There's nothing you can do but watch things ...

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